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Traffic affected on Brown Mounatain

Traffic is affected in both directions on the Snowy Mountains Highway at Brown Mountain after a landslide occurred on Monday afternoon. Transport for NSW has managed traffic approximately two and a half kilometres east of Pipers Lookout where portable traffic lights allow motorists to pass in one direction at a time. Motorists...

Brogo-Bermagui boil water notice given

Recent heavy rain and an influx of visitors to the Bega Valley Shire have led to a boil water notice being given to customers connected to the Brogo-Bermagui water supply. Towns and localities affected are Quaama, Cobargo, Bermagui, Beauty Point, Fairhaven, Wallaga Lake, Wallaga Lake Heights, Wallaga Lake Koori Village and Akolele, as...

Bega's first vaccination clinic for young children tomorrow

The first vials of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children have arrived at Bega's South East Regional Hospital, ahead of tomorrow's first clinic for five to 11 year olds. Pharmacist Amelia Withers encouraged parents to book their children in as soon as possible. "Millions of children around the world have been safely vaccinated...

Keep out of the water at Lake Curalo

All fishing and water-based activities within Eden's Lake Curalo should be avoided until Thursday, January 13, according to Bega Valley Shire Council. Heavy rain has washed pollution from the catchment into the lake, leading  to council’s environmental health team advising against all recreational water activities until the situation improves. Activities to avoid...

Southern's active COVID case numbers double in four days

The number of active COVID cases in the Southern NSW Local Health District has more than doubled in just a few days. On January 3rd the number sat at 1009 - today it is 2019. That includes 355 new cases detected in the 24 hours to 8pm Thursday night - 58 in...

Teen charged over Moruya crash

A teenager has been charged over a serious crash at Moruya last year. Just before 10pm on Tuesday, August 10, a Holden Commodore was allegedly stolen from an address on Vulcan Street, Moruya. Officers attached to South Coast Police District attempted to stop the vehicle a short time after observing it being...

Work starting soon to upgrade Cobargo bridge

Work will start soon on building a new Murrabrine Bridge in Cobargo. The work is being carried out in two stages, with at least one lane for through traffic open at all times, according to Bega Valley Council’s Project Services Manager, Daniel Djikic. He said construction of the western side of the new...

Massive jump in local COVID case numbers

There has been a massive jump in the number of local COVID cases, with 80 detected in the Bega Valley and 33 in  the Eurobodalla in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday night. They are among 345 in the Southern NSW Local Health District, which has 1445 active cases. However only two...

Fish biting to delight Merimbula's tourists

Information from Sapphire Coast Tourism says around 42 per cent visitors to Merimbula are motivated by fishing activity, compared to an eight per cent benchmark for comparable regions including Coffs Harbour, the Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay and Gippsland.  And with lots of fish now on the bite there is plenty of action...

Young golfer stars at Tuross head

Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf celebrated the year's changing with medley stableford rounds of golf on Thursday and Saturday. Visiting young potential golfer of the future Lachlan Nordsvan led home a strong field with a high stableford score of 41 points on Saturday, January 1. Nigel Barling won the Thursday medley...