News & Highlights

  • Bega Art Prize finalists announced

    Friday, November 28 2014
    Out of a hundred entries in this year’s Bega Art Prize, 20 finalists have been shortlisted as contenders for the $5000 prize.  Read more..

  • World War One calendar available

    Friday, November 28 2014
    The Bega Valley Shire Library is launching its annual 2015 calendar, Images of Our History, with this year’s calendar being a collection of local images from the World War One years.   Read more..

  • Seniors Week grants now open

    Friday, November 28 2014
    Bega Valley Shire Council is offering grants of up to $500 for community groups interested in running events as part of Seniors Week which will take place from Saturday 14 March to Sunday 22 March 2015.   Read more..

  • Youth Week Grants Closing soon!

    Friday, November 28 2014
    What are you planning for youth week in 2015? Interested young people and community organisations are being urged to get in quick with an application to Bega Valley Shire Council for a Youth Week grant of up to $1,000 to help fund their ideas.  Read more..

  • Have your say on what we plan to do in 2014-15
    Council's Delivery and Operational Plan, Operating Budget and Fees and Charges for the 2014-15 period are now on public exhibition. We are interested in your views so please have a look and if you feel like it leave us a comment or send in a submission.

For more information visit the Communtiy Strategic Plan page

Council's Major Projects for the next twelve months

  • Bega Civic Centre: Proposed plans for the replacement of the Bega Town Hall. Read more...
  • Littleton Gardens Bega: Proposed plans for the redesign of the gardens in Zingel Place Bega. Read more...
  • Merimbula Effluent Options Investigation Project: The Merimbula Effluent Options Investigation (MEOI) Project is a project to investigate and recommend a preferred effluent management strategy for Merimbula STP, with particular focus on addressing the main problem of effluent disposal. Read more...
  • Merimbula CBD Bypass: A brief summary and history of the Merimbula CBD Bypass. Read more...
  • Eden Port Development: Bega Valley Shire Council, the Eden community and Federal and State Government have been working for over 9 years to finalise key port infrastructure upgrade for Eden Port, Twofold Bay funded by Federal, State and Local Government. This project focusses on the extension to the Breakwater Wharf, an indicative location for a wave attenuator and marina, and an area identified for potential land reclamation within Snug Cove to provide for hardstand and operational facilities associated with the proposed marina. Read more...

Council Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures are essential to ensure that legal, fair and consistent decisions are made across the Council. They support Council in achieving its corporate objectives and provide crucial guidelines for Councillors, staff and other stakeholders. Without sound policies and procedures there is a greater risk of inconsistency, confusion and inefficiency.

Policies express Council's position on a particular issue or subject. Procedures describe the specific steps that are to be followed in order to implement a policy.