In the wake of the positive community response to the new FOGO, Council has expanded distribution of its high quality compost from two tips to four.
In line with Council's ongoing commitment to consistently assess traffic flows and the provision of parking across the Shire, specialist supplier, Smart Parking Australia, has been engaged to supply and install a system to provide ongoing monitoring of parking in Park Street, Merimbula.
Local art lovers are set for a real treat when the second edition of South/East Interference opens at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery this Friday.
The Bemboka Waste Transfer Depot will return to its regular operating hours of Saturdays, 10.00am – 2.30pm, from Monday 24 December, after its hours were temporarily extended to meet demand from the Yankees Gap Fire clean-up.
The Australian Lifeguard Service will once again be a fixture on the Shire's beaches this summer.
Bega Valley Shire Council has won a major organics recycling industry award for its composting, introduction to FOGO and commitment to the local community.
Do you have a plan? It's a question we are hearing asked more and more regarding the danger bushfires pose and being prepared, but can you and your family honestly say yes?
Operating times for all Council services over the Christmas and New Year Period.
Two Water Treatment Plants will be established to protect our Shire's water quality into the future thanks to unprecedented NSW Government funding under the Restart NSW Fund.
Historical rainfall information contributed by local communities has proved invaluable to developing flood models for Eden, Twofold Bay and the Towamba River with this information feeding into an important flood study currently being prepared by Council.
Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on young local women to apply for one of five Young Women's Scholarships worth $500 each, in acknowledgement of International Women's Day (IWD) 2019.
Bega Valley Shire residents and industry groups received recognition for excellence in coastal management and protections at the recent New South Wales Coastal Conference.
With the Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study report finalised, Council is now undertaking a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan to look at various options to reduce the risks and damages caused by flooding as identified by the Flood Study.
Bega Valley Shire's Director of Community, Environment and Planning has been announced as East Gippsland Shire Council’s incoming Chief Executive Officer, after the Council confirmed the appointment at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 2 October 2018.
Progress towards the planned redevelopment of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) continues, with the Development Application now approved and the final business case submitted to the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund for assessment.
A project focussed on upgrading key sections of Bermagui's road and drainage network is set to commence next week.
Council contractors will be repairing a section of the table drain on Pambula Beach Drive near Lumen Christi Catholic College from next Wednesday (10 October).
The finalists for this year's Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award have been announced, with 35 standing out among the record number of entrants from across the country.
Bega Valley Shire Council has received formal approval from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to vary the scope of the Lake Street Shared Path Project in Merimbula.
After many years in the creation, Brogo poet, Tim Metcalf, is ready to reveal his "great Australian poem' at special launch events to be held at Bermagui and Bega libraries.
Nominations have opened for the 2019 Citizen, Young Citizen (under 25s) and Senior Citizen (over 65s) of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and the Australia Day awards.
The community are being invited to a Community Planting Day on Saturday 20 October, to assist in the restoration of Tathra Headland Reserve, that was badly affected by the March bushfire.
Bega Valley Shire Council has successfully prosecuted a Pambula Beach resident in the Land and Environment Court of NSW for unlawful clearing, destruction and poisoning of vegetation in Jiguma Reserve in 2016.
Bega Valley Shire Council is delighted to be involved in a partnership that has taken out top honours for knowledge sharing at the inaugural Cities Power Partner Summit Awards.
Grandparents play pivotal roles in our communities and families and Bega Valley Shire Library invites you to celebrate NSW Grandparents Day at Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre with an entertainment packed day, which will include information about the importance of intergenerational relationships from the program leader of the soon to be established childcare centre at Imlay House, Hayley Reynolds.
The little rain the Shire has had in recent weeks has resulted in some pasture growth, along with weeds such as Serrated tussock, St John's wort, Blackberry and African lovegrass.
Bega Valley Shire Council has moved to alleviate further financial burden on those impacted by the recent Yankees Gap bushfire event, with a number of fees and charges to be waived.
Eden Child Care Centre is proudly opening its doors to the community on Monday 29 October as part of its 30th birthday celebrations.
Despite the long spell of dry conditions this year and forecast of a further dry El Nino period ahead, the need for water restrictions across the Shire remains unlikely this summer.
Bega Valley Shire Council has moved to alleviate further financial burden on those impacted by the recent Yankees Gap bushfire event, with a number of fees and charges to be waived.
Marcus Callum has beaten out an outstanding collection of finalists to win the 2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.
Bega Valley Shire Council has today announced an exciting grant opportunity for Seniors Festival activities.
With approximately $1,026,000 from the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund already allocated through Stages 1 and 2, it is now time to move onto Stage 3 and Stage 4.
Bega Valley Shire Council has released a new blueprint for managing waste over the next 10 years.
Bega Valley Shire Library is throwing open the opportunity to everyone to be involved in choosing news books for the library at a special book-buying event.
Analysis of discoloured tap water samples taken following reports from Bega and Tathra residents and business owners in recent weeks has shown the predominant cause of the discolouration to be iron.
Bega Valley Shire Council’s Ageing and Disability Services team remains committed to supporting people to live at home independently, participate in the community and achieve their goals.
The community will be encouraged to step outside of their daily reality and into a space of play when the Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s next exhibition ‘South/East Interference Volume I – ROSIE DEACON’ opens this Friday (14 September).
As we move into the warmer months, Bega Valley Shire Council is urging pool owners to make safety a priority.
Cr Kristy McBain will continue as Bega Valley Shire Council's Mayor through until the next election in September 2020 after being successfully re-elected at today’s additional ordinary Council meeting.
Bega Valley Shire Library is supporting local HSC students in very practical ways by providing access to an online resource called HSC Study Lab as well as running HSC Lockdown events at all libraries in the lead up to exams.
The introduction of an ALDI supermarket to the Merimbula streetscape took another huge step forward this week, with the sale of 103 & 105 – 107 Main Street officially settling.
Media Release: Dr Andrew Frost has been announced as the guest judge for this year’s Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.
The announcement of $65,460 to assist with the implementation of 34 community projects follows on from an earlier $31,000 allocation to support the Tathra and District Bushfire Recovery efforts under this year’s Category 1 pool.
More than 12,000 town residents will go to a new, innovative way to manage waste when Bega Valley Shire Council introduces the FOGO bin collection service from October 29.
A four-week series of FOGO drop-in sessions for holiday accommodation managers across the Bega Valley will kick off in Bermagui on 21 August.
Residents and businesses in the Merimbula CBD and Fishpen areas will be without water overnight on Tuesday, 21 August to enable the construction of a new water pipe to the new supermarket development.
The Tathra and District Recovery and Resilience Grants Program is now open.
A meeting was held adjacent to the Beauty Point Boat Ramp yesterday (21 August) to discuss proposed improvements to the area.
Work continues on the stabilisation and rehabilitation of the asset protection zones in and around Tathra.
Bega Valley Shire Library is offering two dynamic and vibrant author talks with Julie Ankers next week.
Following the property losses suffered in the Numbugga area as a result of the Yankees Gap fire, the Mayoral Appeal Fund committee contacted the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to seek clarification around the potential to extend the scope of the fund.
‘Look inside, there’s a divide’ is the message on new garbage trucks in the Bega Valley.
Individuals and groups with an interest in community sport and recreation facilities are encouraged to provide their feedback on the concept design for an upgraded Bega Sporting Complex Building. This public consultation phase represents another key step forward for the project and follows on from Council working closely with Cox Architecture and a stakeholder group of site users over recent months.
The ongoing effort to restore the natural areas in and around Tathra that were adversely impacted by the March bushfire continues.
The commitment and dedication of eleven community groups to enhance, protect and restore our local environment will be supported by Bega Valley Shire Council through the 2018-19 Community Environment Grants. They will share in $50,000 after the successful projects were announced this week.
With the initial allocation of the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund now completed, the committee have moved directly onto Stage 2.
If you are a user of the Bega Sporting Complex or you visit Bega Park (above the Bega Pool), you may have noticed that these areas have been lit up to improve the use, function and safety of these sites.
Early childhood education in Eden is set for a significant change, with Council to co-locate Eden Preschool and Eden Childcare Centre from January 2019.
Bega Valley Shire Council has made changes to waste collection zones for properties in the Merimbula urban area (east of Reid Street) to achieve consistency with bin collection dates.
The planned redevelopment of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) has reached another significant milestone.
An Aldi supermarket in Merimbula will be a reality after the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel (SJRPP) approved the Development Application recently.
The proposed upgrade and redevelopment of the Merimbula Airport terminal is set to take a significant step forward with the Development Application set to be submitted this week.
A draft planning proposal that amends the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) to allow for an additional supply of residential land in Wolumla is currently on exhibition for public comment.
Media Release: Bega Valley Shire Council is putting local businesses first by becoming one of the first Councils in NSW to adopt a low upfront charge model for collecting business Water Supply and Sewerage Section 64 contributions.
Media Release: Bega Valley Shire Council is celebrating National Tree Day this year by providing 2000 trees and tree guards to Far South Coast Landcare for Bega Valley Landcare group revegetation projects.
Bega Valley Shire Council announces that, in accordance with the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, a revised Delivery Program and a Draft Operational Plan are now on public exhibition and submissions are sought from the community.
Motorists travelling in and out of Pambula Beach will have noticed the recent installation of two new Vehicle Activated Signs (VASâ€™s) either side of Lumen Christi Catholic College.
The notorious Merimbula Drive/Monaro Street intersection in Merimbula is set for a major overhaul from Tuesday, 12 June.
A fencing and revegetation project is set to transform approximately 1km of Council-managed land along the Bega River foreshore at the end of Thompsons Drive in Tathra.
The distribution of Stage 1 of the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund is nearing completion.
Bega Valley residents are being asked to help improve air quality this winter by checking that they are using their wood heaters correctly.
Bega Valley Shire Council, along with Friends of Bermagui Saltmarsh and Shorebirds, Envite, and the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, are holding a Coastal Saltmarsh discovery workshop on Wednesday 27 June.
A Council-funded spraying program aimed at removing the scourge of African Lovegrass from the Bega Saleyards site commenced this week.
With the construction and commissioning of the new Nutleys Creek Reservoir now complete, Councilâ€™s Water Services Team will be putting it into service from tomorrow (Tuesday, 26 June).
With an increasing number of new innovations and ways to save waste on our minds, Bega Valley Shire Council is launching the Waste App July social media campaign.
â€˜Embellish â€“ Costume in the Art of Hilda Rix Nicholasâ€™ is an exhibition to delight and opens at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) this Friday (4 May) at 6pm.
A draft planning proposal to introduce an existing holdings map set and amend the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) is currently on exhibition for public comment.
Four local poets will come together to provide an entertaining hour of poetry and launch their recent publications at the Bega library on Saturday 26 May from 10.00am.
The Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund has passed the $1 million mark!
Bega Valley Shire Council is excited to be launching a new online Community Directory as part of the upcoming National Volunteers Week celebrations.
The consistent quality of Councilâ€™s early childhood services has again been highlighted through the National Quality Standard (NQS) Assessment and Rating Process, with the Eden Child Care Centre recently identified as â€˜Exceeding the National Quality Standardâ€™.
Bega Valley Shire Library invites children of all ages to scamper on down to their local library for National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 23 May.
A CCTV inspection program, targeting sections of Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s stormwater network is commencing this week
The flood study for Eden, Twofold Bay and the Towamba River has moved into the next phase, with survey work around select areas of Eden and the foreshores along Twofold Bay now largely complete.
Edenâ€™s historic Hotel Australasia is a very close to returning to private hands after Council today voted to enter into the Contract for Sale and Side Deed with Irisha Pty Ltd and Rubycove Pty Ltd.
An Aldi supermarket is set to become part of the Merimbula streetscape after Council today formally resolved to enter into a Contract for Sale for 103 & 105 - 107 Main Street with the German giant.
Anthony Osborne will deliver tourism marketing services for the Bega Valley Shire over the next four years.
Bega Valley Shire Councillors resolved at their meeting today, to renew the current General Managerâ€™s contract of employment, and reappoint her for a further three years.
Bega Valley Shire Council will resume normal public opening hours at the Eden Recycling and Waste Depot from next Tuesday (June 5), two months earlier than expected. Council had closed the Eden tip in early April to enable safer disposal of fire-damaged asbestos and demolition debris.
Bega Valley Shire Council will establish a Tathra and District Fire Recovery Support Service (RSS), thanks to $387,723 in funding secured under the NSW and Commonwealth Governments Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
A thriving partnership between Bega Valley Shire Council and South East Local Land Services is supercharging the Green Shoots bushfire recovery program in the Tathra area.
Bega Valley Shire Council is very appreciative of $250,000 in funding for extra counselling services aimed at residents affected by the Tathra/Reedy Swamp bushfire, announced by the Federal Government yesterday.
Council has acted on concerns expressed following the decision to close the Eden Waste Depot to the public to enable the sorting and disposal of fire damaged asbestos and demolition debris stemming from the bushfire disaster.
Entries for The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award have opened for 2018.
Do you have a great community project that needs funding? Registered clubs in the Bega Valley are encouraging local organisations to apply for funding via the ClubGRANTS Program.
A Citizenship ceremony was held on Monday in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, welcoming six new Australian Citizens.
Bega Valley Shire Council has moved expeditiously to alleviate further financial burden on those impacted by the recent bushfire disaster, with a number of fees and charges set to be waived.
The proposed redevelopment of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) has taken another significant step forward, with the announcement today that Sibling Architecture has been selected to design the upgrade to the facility.
With the bushfire recovery phase now in full swing, the time has come to commence the restoration of natural areas in and around Tathra that were adversely impacted during the disaster.
Comments from the community are invited on the draft concept plans for the Lake Street Shared Path Project in Merimbula that is now on exhibition.
Adventurer, Jeremy Scott has an incredible story, from the challenge of open-heart surgery when he was a child to his inspiring solo bicycle ride from London to New Zealand.
The ongoing management and maintenance of the Tura Head Coastal Reserve (The Point) and Dolphin Cove Reserve are the subject of a site management plan that has been completed by Bega Valley Shire Council.
The collective preparedness of the Bega community to take advantage of new business opportunities will be strengthened by this weekâ€™s launch of the Future Towns project.
A draft design for a new amenities block at Bermaguiâ€™s Bruce Steer Pool is on public exhibition for community feedback until 15 April.
Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s commitment to refining and developing its communication and engagement processes takes another step forward with the announcement of a program of Councillors in the Community sessions.
Community members with an interest in the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Upgrade and Ocean Outfall project are invited to attend information sessions being held in Merimbula this weekend.
Anyone with an interest in Merimbulaâ€™s Short Point is encouraged to comment on the revised Coastal Accessibility Masterplan for the site that is on exhibition.
In an effort to assist with access to the Bega Valley following the Tathra bushfire disaster, Regional Express (REX) has announced additional flights for this week.
Bega Valley Shire Council is extremely thankful and humbled by the NSW Governmentâ€™s announcement that they will provide $10 million to facilitate the clean-up of all homes destroyed by the bushfire.
Senior residents will be treated to a bonanza of activities at Shire libraries in Bega, Bermagui, Tura and Eden during the NSW Seniors Festival in April, under the theme of â€˜Letâ€™s do more togetherâ€™.
Bega Valley Shire Council offices, including the call centre and customer service, all libraries and depots, will observe public holiday closures over Easter with the administration office closing at 4.30pm on Thursday 29 March 2018.
Bega Valley Shire Council will close the Eden Waste Depot to the general public from April 9, while the site is used for the large scale disposal of fire damaged asbestos and demolition debris from the Tathra and Reedy Swamp fires.
Bega Valley Shire Council is determined to acknowledge and honour the huge amount of work done in the Shire by volunteers.
A funding boost from the NSW Environment Protection Authority will go towards helping the community transition to the new bin service.
Bega Valley Shire Library warmly invites people interested in volunteering with the library service to give it a go and enjoy the rewards that volunteering offers.
Bemboka has been chosen as the location for the Shireâ€™s newest piece of public art.
Bega Valley Shire Council is throwing its weight behind the regionâ€™s young people and calling for nominations for this yearâ€™s round of Further Education Scholarships.
The work of the Bega Valley Regional Galleryâ€™s first artist in residence will take centre stage when Julian Meagherâ€™s Inlet Outlet exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday night.
Bega Valley Shire Council will seek approval from the Secretary of NSW Health to extend the state funded, fluoridation program to all public water supplies within the Shire, after todayâ€™s Council meeting provided a resolution to this long-running issue.
Councilâ€™s Draft Commercial Centres Strategy â€“ Review of the Merimbula, Pambula, Tura Beach Catchment 2017 will be forwarded to the Department of Planning for approval after its adoption at yesterdayâ€™s Council meeting.
The momentum behind the redevelopment of Merimbulaâ€™s Twyford Hall site continues to build, with the Mayor and senior Council staff meeting with representatives of Twyford Hall Incorporated on Thursday to chart a united way forward.
Bega Valley Shire Library is at the forefront of an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to bring a hands-on science discovery program to local preschool children.
Two of the regionâ€™s peak cultural institutions are joining forces, shaping a dynamic new art experience.
Australia Day celebrations will again echo around the Bega Valley Shire on Friday, with the main event in Bega showcasing some great community achievers and a host of family fun.
Free computer and technology training at all of the Shireâ€™s Libraries will help Bega Valley residents become familiar with a wide range of technologies.
Bega Valley Shire Council is taking its first step towards the exciting FOGO waste collection that will launch later this year.
Bega Valley Shire Council has today (Monday) released the results of a community survey into whether the addition of fluoride to the drinking water supply was supported by the public.