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The fluoride flow

For a number of years the community have vigorously debated and a number of deputations from residents have been made and finally. Bega Valley Shire Councillors voted to undertake a comprehensive shire-wide survey regarding the addition of fluoride to the Tantawanglo-Kiah and Brogo-Bermagui water supplies. Council also resolved to request that New South...

Leachate Spill

Investigations are continuing after a leachate spill was discovered by Council waste field staff at the Central Waste Facility on Monday. Officers identified that the end of a leachate conveyance pipeline, that is used to transfer leachate from landfill cells to the leachate dam had been removed from the dam. As a...

Sections of Towamba Road upgrades completed

Teams from Bega Valley Shire Council’s works department have recently completed the upgrade of a number of sections of Towamba Road. The significant project included road realignment, widening problem areas, gravel re-sheeting and the reinstallation of guideposts and signage. In addition Mitchells Creek Bridge was re-decked with concrete modules to improve its...

Locals getting things done at Lewis Island Narooma

Paving the way to stabilise Lewis Island at Narooma, 50 residents banded together to volunteer their time and give a helping hand. The weather held off and the locals were set and ready, arriving early with wheelbarrows, tools and a can-do attitude. The job was to restore an 80-metre length of eroded...

Eden Breakwater Wharf Extension Project

Waterway Constructions have been awarded the marine construction contract for the Eden Breakwater Wharf Extension project. The annoucement was made by Member for Bega Andrew Constance and Minister for Lands Paul Toole. Mr Constance says, “This fantastic project will create opportunities for local businesses once complete, including more than 80 new ongoing...

Unlocked vehicles an easy target

Police on our far south coast are warning residents to lock their vehicles as a number of break-ins have occurred in the last month in Moruya. In the early hours of Friday morning the 27th of October on Murray Street, Moruya an unknown offender has entered an unlocked vehicle parked on...

Update on Merimbula Lake

Council is undertaking mandatory testing of the water in Merimbula Lake following the sewer leak on Monday. Council staff undertook water quality testing last week and are satisfied the Lake is safe for recreational activities; however the mandated 21-day fishing closure remains in place. Council’s acting Manager of Health, Buildings and Compliance...

Firearms seized at a property in Narooma

Narooma Police seized a number of firearms at a property in Narooma, a search warrant was provided.  The house was thoroughly searched by local police, with a number of weapons located.  A 19 year-old man who was inside the property, whlist the search was carried out was arrested at the scene. Police handcuffed...

Bega VS Kraft

Bega cheese are at war with American condiment giants Kraft, over a jar of peanut butter. The two companies were in New York Federal Court last week disputing the design of the Aussie favourite. Bega acquired a number of unwanted Kraft products from subsidiary Mondolez in 2012, including their cheese and spreads. In...

No clear sight

A petition is gaining momentum in the Bega Valley Shire district to the Council to urgently review its water filtration system. Suzanne Noble, from Tathra has constant brown colouration coming from her water taps, forcing her family to buy purified drinking water, which is costing her young family. Member for Bega Andrew...