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Dhurga language to be sung at Four Winds for the first time

Above: The Djinama Yilaga Choir will sing songs in Dhurga at the Four Winds Festival this Easter. Photo courtesy Four Winds.  The sounds of the Dhurga language will ring out for the first time from the Four Winds Sound Shell at Barragga Bay this Easter, thanks to the Djinama Yilaga Choir...

Major work to begin on Brown Mtn following land slips

Motorists are advised the Snowy Mountains Highway will be closed at night from 19 April in both directions at night at Brown Mountain between Wattle and Buckleys roads. The highway will be closed between 7pm and 7am, Sunday to Thursday for eight weeks from 19 April, weather permitting, to allow for maintenance...

A sentimental journey - Far South Coast says goodbye to iconic Batemans Bay bridge

Above: November 1956. Showing the old bridge nearing completion. It is constructed with light steel trusses on concrete piers and with a concrete deck. Image and words courtesy of Southcoast.com.au  Below: Just before 10pm last night members of the Classic and Vintage Motorclub of Eurobodalla drove their vehicles over the old...

Bega Valley mayor welcomes disaster relief funding

Above: The Bega Valley Shire has been granted access to disaster relief funding from the state and federal governments. Bega Valley Shire mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick has welcomed the Bega Valley Shire being eligible to apply for disaster relief funding following last week’s heavy rain and flooding. The state and federal funding boost...

Eurobodalla residents say 'urgent need to phase out fossil fuels'

Above: Friday's protesters raising awareness about gas as a fossil fuel contributing to global warming and destroying precious water resources and farming land. Image Gilliane Tedder. Fifty residents have gathered at Moruya’s Quarry Park to demand a clean energy future and to express dismay at the federal government's plans to expand...

No set time for Batemans Bay new bridge to open

Above: Emergency service vehicles cross the bridge on Saturday as part of the opening ceremony.  Image courtesy Andrew Constance FB.  The official ceremony is done and now motorists are waiting to be able to cross the bridge.  Lanes are expected to be open this afternoon, however there is still another layer of...

Brown Mtn open this morning

The Snowy Mountains Highway at the Brown Mountain is open once again. The highway is the main link for the Bega Valley to Cooma, Canberra and the west. The road was closed a number of times last week, including on Thursday afternoon and Friday because of floods and landslips. The road is maintained...

Towamba Road to close for upgrade works

Works on a major project to seal the Towamba and Burragate Roads are progressing well, with the mountainous section from Ben Boyd Road to Nullica coming next. Residents and road users in the area are being informed of a requirement to close Towamba Road from Nullica Shortcut Road to Ben Boyd...

Merimbula's Lake Street Shared Path now open

 Work is complete on the Lake Street Shared Path in Merimbula and residents and visitors are invited to try out the new path and experience the breathtaking views from the new lookout. Member for Bega, Andrew Constance said the new $3.7 million, 900-metre path, which runs alongside Lake Street from the...

BROWN MOUNTAIN CLOSED THIS MORNING

Bemboka To Steeple Flat on the Snowy Mountains Highway at Brown Mountain, between Buckleys Road and Plumeckes Road is CLOSED again this morning.  Severe  storm cells went over the Far South Coast yesterday afternoon, dumping significant localised rain again in the region.  A new landslide yesterday on the Clyde Mountain near Misty...