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  • August

  • Portrait Award judge announced

    Wed, 01-Aug-2018

    Media Release: Dr Andrew Frost has been announced as the guest judge for this year’s Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.

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  • ClubGRANTS support community projects

    Mon, 06-Aug-2018

    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.

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  • FOGO start set for October

    Mon, 06-Aug-2018

    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.

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  • Drop-in sessions to help tourists go FOGO

    Tue, 14-Aug-2018

    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.

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  • Merimbula water supply interruption

    Tue, 14-Aug-2018

    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.

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  • July

  • Appeal distribution moves onto Stage 2

    Tue, 03-Jul-2018

    With the initial allocation of the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund now completed, the committee have moved directly onto Stage 2.

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  • Activating and Lighting Bega's Public Spaces

    Tue, 03-Jul-2018

    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.

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  • Eden early childhood centres to merge

    Thu, 05-Jul-2018

    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.

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  • Merimbula waste collection changes

    Fri, 06-Jul-2018

    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.

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  • Gallery concept plans prepared

    Fri, 13-Jul-2018

    The planned redevelopment of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) has reached another significant milestone.

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  • Merimbula Aldi is on the way

    Mon, 16-Jul-2018

    An Aldi supermarket in Merimbula will be a reality after the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel (SJRPP) approved the Development Application recently.

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  • Airport terminal DA to be submitted

    Mon, 16-Jul-2018

    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.

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  • Planning proposal for Wolumla

    Mon, 23-Jul-2018

    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.

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  • Contributions system good for business

    Mon, 30-Jul-2018

    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.

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  • Celebrating National Tree Day

    Mon, 30-Jul-2018

    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.

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  • June

  • Delivery and Operational Plans exhibited

    Fri, 01-Jun-2018

    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.

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  • Vehicle Activated Signs installed

    Mon, 04-Jun-2018

    Motorists travelling in and out of Pambula Beach will have noticed the recent installation of two new Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS’s) either side of Lumen Christi Catholic College.

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  • Merimbula intersection set for revamp

    Tue, 05-Jun-2018

    The notorious Merimbula Drive/Monaro Street intersection in Merimbula is set for a major overhaul from Tuesday, 12 June.

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  • Foreshore transformation at Tathra

    Fri, 08-Jun-2018

    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.

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  • Appeal Fund distribution progressing

    Fri, 08-Jun-2018

    The distribution of Stage 1 of the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund is nearing completion.

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  • Keep warm breathe easy

    Wed, 20-Jun-2018

    Bega Valley residents are being asked to help improve air quality this winter by checking that they are using their wood heaters correctly.

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  • Saltmarsh workshop in Bermagui

    Fri, 22-Jun-2018

    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.

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  • Weed spraying at Saleyards

    Fri, 22-Jun-2018

    A Council-funded spraying program aimed at removing the scourge of African Lovegrass from the Bega Saleyards site commenced this week.

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  • New reservoir for Bermagui

    Mon, 25-Jun-2018

    With the construction and commissioning of the new Nutleys Creek Reservoir now complete, Council’s Water Services Team will be putting it into service from tomorrow (Tuesday, 26 June).

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  • Waste App campaign launched

    Fri, 29-Jun-2018

    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.

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  • May

  • Hilda Rix Nicholas with 'Embellish'

    Tue, 01-May-2018

    ‘Embellish – Costume in the Art of Hilda Rix Nicholas’ is an exhibition to delight and opens at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) this Friday (4 May) at 6pm.

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  • Planning proposal to provide certainty

    Wed, 02-May-2018

    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.

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  • A pocketful of poets at Bega library

    Fri, 04-May-2018

    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.

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  • Mayoral Appeal Fund passes $1 million

    Mon, 07-May-2018

    The Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund has passed the $1 million mark!

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  • Launch of new Community Directory

    Thu, 10-May-2018

    Bega Valley Shire Council is excited to be launching a new online Community Directory as part of the upcoming National Volunteers Week celebrations.

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  • Building their futures

    Fri, 11-May-2018

    The consistent quality of Council’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 ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’.

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  • Scamper down to Storytime

    Tue, 15-May-2018

    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.

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  • Stormwater inspection program starts

    Tue, 15-May-2018

    A CCTV inspection program, targeting sections of Bega Valley Shire Council’s stormwater network is commencing this week

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  • Flood study moves into survey phase

    Wed, 16-May-2018

    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.

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  • Hotel Australasia to be sold

    Wed, 23-May-2018

    Eden’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.

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  • Next step towards an Aldi in Merimbula

    Wed, 23-May-2018

    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.

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  • Tourism marketing contract awarded

    Thu, 24-May-2018

    Anthony Osborne will deliver tourism marketing services for the Bega Valley Shire over the next four years.

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  • Councillors renew General Manager's contract

    Thu, 24-May-2018

    Bega Valley Shire Councillors resolved at their meeting today, to renew the current General Manager’s contract of employment, and reappoint her for a further three years.

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  • Business as usual at Eden Waste Depot

    Wed, 30-May-2018

    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.

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  • Establishment of Recovery Support Service

    Thu, 31-May-2018

    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).

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  • Partnership supercharging recovery

    Thu, 31-May-2018

    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.

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  • April

  • Mental health support after fires

    Thu, 05-Apr-2018

    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.

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  • Eden Waste Depot to open Sundays

    Fri, 06-Apr-2018

    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.

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  • Entries open for portrait award

    Mon, 09-Apr-2018

    Entries for The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award have opened for 2018.

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  • ClubGRANTS 2018 now open

    Mon, 09-Apr-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.

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  • New citizens welcomed to the Shire

    Fri, 13-Apr-2018

    A Citizenship ceremony was held on Monday in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, welcoming six new Australian Citizens.

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  • Fees and charges relief following fires

    Fri, 13-Apr-2018

    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.

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  • Gallery architect announced

    Wed, 18-Apr-2018

    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.

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  • Dune restoration morning at Tathra

    Fri, 20-Apr-2018

    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.

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  • Have your say on Lake Street shared path

    Fri, 27-Apr-2018

    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.

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  • March

  • Epic journey author visiting libraries

    Thu, 01-Mar-2018

    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.

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  • Site plan for Tura reserves released

    Thu, 01-Mar-2018

    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.

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  • Spirit of innovation alive in Bega

    Wed, 07-Mar-2018

    The collective preparedness of the Bega community to take advantage of new business opportunities will be strengthened by this week’s launch of the Future Towns project.

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  • Draft amenities design on exhibition

    Mon, 12-Mar-2018

    A draft design for a new amenities block at Bermagui’s Bruce Steer Pool is on public exhibition for community feedback until 15 April.

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  • Councillors in the Community sessions

    Tue, 13-Mar-2018

    Bega Valley Shire Council’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.

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  • Sewage project information sessions

    Thu, 15-Mar-2018

    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.

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  • Comment on Short Point plan

    Fri, 16-Mar-2018

    Anyone with an interest in Merimbula’s Short Point is encouraged to comment on the revised Coastal Accessibility Masterplan for the site that is on exhibition.

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  • REX supports the Tathra community

    Thu, 22-Mar-2018

    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.

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  • Council humbled by support

    Tue, 27-Mar-2018

    Bega Valley Shire Council is extremely thankful and humbled by the NSW Government’s announcement that they will provide $10 million to facilitate the clean-up of all homes destroyed by the bushfire.

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  • New experiences for seniors

    Tue, 27-Mar-2018

    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 ‘Let’s do more together’.

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  • Council and Recovery Centre Easter hours

    Wed, 28-Mar-2018

    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.

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  • Eden Waste Depot to close temporarily

    Thu, 29-Mar-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.

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  • February

  • Nominations open for medallions

    Fri, 02-Feb-2018

    Bega Valley Shire Council is determined to acknowledge and honour the huge amount of work done in the Shire by volunteers.

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  • Huge boost to FOGO funding

    Wed, 07-Feb-2018

    A funding boost from the NSW Environment Protection Authority will go towards helping the community transition to the new bin service.

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  • Library calls out for volunteers

    Thu, 08-Feb-2018

    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.

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  • 'Out for a Stroll' to Bemboka

    Fri, 16-Feb-2018

    Bemboka has been chosen as the location for the Shire’s newest piece of public art.

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  • Further education scholarships open

    Fri, 16-Feb-2018

    Bega Valley Shire Council is throwing its weight behind the region’s young people and calling for nominations for this year’s round of Further Education Scholarships.

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  • Artist in residence exhibition

    Tue, 20-Feb-2018

    The work of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s first artist in residence will take centre stage when Julian Meagher’s Inlet Outlet exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday night.

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  • Fluoride question resolved

    Wed, 21-Feb-2018

    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 today’s Council meeting provided a resolution to this long-running issue.

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  • Commercial Centres review adopted

    Thu, 22-Feb-2018

    Council’s Draft Commercial Centres Strategy – Review of the Merimbula, Pambula, Tura Beach Catchment 2017 will be forwarded to the Department of Planning for approval after its adoption at yesterday’s Council meeting.

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  • Theatre Twyford momentum building

    Mon, 26-Feb-2018

    The momentum behind the redevelopment of Merimbula’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.

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  • Little Bang Science for Preschoolers

    Tue, 27-Feb-2018

    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.

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  • January

  • Bega Park lighting upgrade

    Tue, 16-Jan-2018

    Bega Park on Upper Street Bega will soon be lit by eight new heritage lamps in keeping with the feel and history of this important green space.

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  • Fresh Salt - creative responses to exceptional landscape

    Mon, 22-Jan-2018

    Two of the region’s peak cultural institutions are joining forces, shaping a dynamic new art experience.

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  • Celebrating our great nation

    Tue, 23-Jan-2018

    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.

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  • Power up with free computer training

    Thu, 25-Jan-2018

    Free computer and technology training at all of the Shire’s Libraries will help Bega Valley residents become familiar with a wide range of technologies.

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  • Organics bins to be replaced

    Thu, 25-Jan-2018

    Bega Valley Shire Council is taking its first step towards the exciting FOGO waste collection that will launch later this year.

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  • Fluoride survey results released

    Mon, 29-Jan-2018

    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.

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