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New signs for the Eurobodalla

Caption: Eurobodalla Council’s strategic planner Angie Radford with signage crew John Dragisic, Tom Towers and Daniel Weekes, and tourism manager Tim Booth stand by one of the recently installed directional signs. In anticipation of easing travel restrictions, preparations for the return of tourists to Eurobodalla continues with the installation of around 70...

New mental health support for rural health workers

Thanks to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for  the following information regarding a $3million mental health support unit for rural and remote workers.  The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged rural and remote healthcare workers to look after themselves and take advantage of new mental health resources. Last...

Focus on domestic violence on Far South Coast and across the state is continuing

Police have issued this statement this morning:  Police across the state have focussed on the plight of domestic violence victims during COVID-19 with a sharp increase in proactive policing strategies. Their efforts are being reflected in first quarter 2020 statistics which highlight a substantial increase in compliance checks alongside a decrease in...

BREAKING NEWS: Andrew Constance shock decision, withdraws from bid for Canberra

Member for Bega and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has issued a statement saying he has withdrawn from his bid to be the Liberal candidate for the federal seat of Eden Monaro.  Mr Constance yesterday held a press conference to tell the public he would be seeking nomination.  In the statement just...

Sharon Tapscott new mayor of Bega Valley Shire

Bega Valley Shire deputy mayor Sharon Tapscott has been elected the new mayor of the Bega Valley Shire.  Ms Tapscott, beat Robyn Bain five votes to four in the mayoral election this morning.  Ms Tapscott has a strong health and social justice advocacy background, and successfully led the community campaign to keep...

Bega Valley receives over $1 million to help repair coastal waterways

  Above: Bushfire destruction at Wonboyn Thanks to the Bega Valley Shire's communication team for the following information:  Bega Valley Shire Council is to receive more than $1 million from the NSW government, to ease the impact of the summer bushfires on coastal waterways. The funding, totalling $1,149,000, will be used for catchment stabilisation...

New mayor to be elected for Bega Valley Shire today

An Extraordinary Meeting of Bega Valley Shire Council will be held at 10.00am on Wednesday, 6 May for the purpose of electing a Mayor for the period to September 2020. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing and live streamed to Council’s website. The need for such a meeting...

Andrew Constance looks to move from state to federal parliament

The NSW member for Bega and transport and roads minister Andrew Constance has confirmed he wants to move into federal politics.  In making the announcement he was seeking preselection for the Liberal Party nomination for the seat of Eden Monaro this afternoon, Mr Constance said he hoped to focus on bushfire...

Surfside man latest to be arrested in relation to alleged bikie crime

Police say a 27-year-old Surfside man, currently in custody, is the tenth person to be charged as part of ongoing investigations into several public place shootings, assaults and other criminal activity on the South Coast.  About 11pm on Sunday 1 December 2019, officers attended View Street, Batehaven, following reports shots had...