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Hotel Australasia update

Bega Valley Shire Council says there has been positive interest regarding the sale of the Hotel Australasia site in the Eden CBD.Council requires the new owner to start on restoration and redevelopment of the site within nine months of the purchase, and interested buyers will have the chance to look...

Voting open for Eurobodalla Business Awards People's Choice

  Eurobodalla residents are invited to vote their favourite local businesses in this year’s Eurobodalla Business Awards People’s Choice. Voting is now open for the Awards in each of the local regions; Batemans Bay, Mogo, Moruya, Narooma and Tilba. The People’s Choice Awards are a new addition to the annual Eurobodalla Business Awards,...

Horse owners urged to vaccinate against Hendra virus

Horse owners on the Far South Coast are being encouraged to vaccinate their animals against the Hendra virus. NSW Department of Primary Industries says an unvaccinated horse had to be euthanased at a property near Lismore recently, after samples from the horse tested positive to the virus.The disease can cause a...

Winter snake advice for locals

  Even though it is winter Far South Coast locals are being warned to watch out for snakes. Experts say that despite recent chilly temperatures, they can still be out and about, and some do not go into hibernation. Instead they are more likely to go into a mild hibernation, and will use...

Seniors warned over NBN phone scam

Far South Coast seniors are being warned of a scam caller offering them a discount on their NBN plan. It comes after a resident reported receiving a recent phone call, offering a reduced NBN plan for their home phone and internet, and asked they pay a $300 fibre optic cable installation...

Funding announced for new Indigenous aged care service

A new Indigenous aged care service is coming to the Eurobodalla. Community-owned aged care provider IRT Group has announced it has received a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Government to co-design and pilot a new culturally sensitive service in the Shire with Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services. IRT received...

South East Regional Hospital welcomes new doctor

Bega’s South East Regional Hospital has a new doctor. Singapore-born Dr Michelle Tan has moved to the Bega Valley to take up the role of colorectal surgeon, which includes the early detection of bowel cancer. Dr Tan trained in Sydney before moving to Wollongong to do her specialisation, and worked as a...

Bega Valley environmental projects receive Council funding

  14 local projects designed to restore and protect the local environment have received funding from Bega Valley Shire Council under the Community Environment Grants program. The program is funded through the Environmental Levy with a total of $50,000 allocated each year, with the aim of enhancing, protecting and restoring the natural...

Far South Coast motorists delayed by East Gippsland siege

Motorists travelling to and from the Far South Coast have experienced lengthy delays on the Princes Highway, after it was blocked following a siege in East Gippsland. Victoria Police responded to reports of a man holed up with a firearm at the Bellbird Hotel between Cann River and Orbost yesterday morning A...

Locals urged to get diabetes check

Far South Coast residents over the age of 40 are being encouraged to get checked for diabetes. It comes as new research released for National Diabetes Week has found that only 5 per cent of Australians aged over 40 have had a type 2 diabetes risk check in the past two...