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  • October

  • Delays at Candelo Bega Road and Six Mile Bridge

    Tue, 08-Oct-2019

    Asphalt re-sealing works will be carried out, weather permitting, at Candelo Bega Road intersection with the Princes Hwy and at Six Mile Bridge, and road users should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

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  • More marine surveys of Merimbula Bay

    Fri, 11-Oct-2019

    Scientific surveys are being carried out in Merimbula Bay to inform the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and concept design for the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Upgrade and Ocean Outfall Project.

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  • September

  • West Kameruka Road contract awarded

    Fri, 06-Sep-2019

    A project to finalise the sealing of West Kameruka Road is set to commence after local firm RD Miller Pty Ltd was yesterday awarded the contract for the work.

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  • Site chosen for Barclay Street pavilion

    Fri, 06-Sep-2019

    A new pavilion and amenities building at Eden's Barclay Street Sports Complex will be constructed in the north eastern section of the site, after Councillors endorsed the recommended location at their meeting yesterday.

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  • Local Strategic Planning Statement

    Fri, 06-Sep-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council's new Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) will identify how we plan for growth within our Shire that complements our unique character and landscape.

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  • Talk to us about the future of our pools

    Fri, 06-Sep-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on the future of our public pools across the Shire.

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  • Exhibition explores Indo-Fijian ancestral loss

    Tue, 10-Sep-2019

    A spellbinding exhibition, set against the backdrop of Indo-Fijian history, will form part of the opening night event for the Festival of Open Minds, and will lead you through a sensory exploration of personal loss and intergenerational trauma.

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  • Marine survey in Merimbula Bay

    Fri, 13-Sep-2019

    A marine geophysical survey will be carried out in Merimbula Bay this month (September) to further inform the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Upgrade and Ocean Outfall Project.

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  • Commercial Land Strategy consultation continues

    Fri, 13-Sep-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council has completed the first phase of public consultation on the Shire-wide Commercial Land Strategy, with a series of community workshops held recently.

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  • Local families help Council with nappy trial

    Tue, 17-Sep-2019

    Fifty families from across the Bega Valley are part of a trial to test if compostable nappies and incontinence products can be added to the shire’s FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) bin collection service.

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  • Curing added to FOGO compost process

    Tue, 17-Sep-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council's FOGO compost might not be available until summer due to the introduction of curing into the composting process.

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  • New deputy mayor elected

    Fri, 20-Sep-2019

    Councillor Sharon Tapscott was elected deputy mayor at this week's council meeting.

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  • Talking histories reveal the best and forgettable

    Fri, 20-Sep-2019

    The South Coast History Society will launch the October-November issue of the popular local history magazine Recollections with a 'Talking History' morning tea at Tura Marrang Library on Friday, 27 September at 10.00am.

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  • Have your say on our draft Community Engagement Strategy

    Fri, 20-Sep-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council has prepared a draft Community Engagement Strategy, which sets out our commitment and engagement principles.

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  • Delayed opening for Candelo Pool

    Fri, 27-Sep-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council reports that, unfortunately, the opening of the Candelo swimming pool will need to be delayed until approximately mid-November so that unexpected defects in the pool shell can be repaired.

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  • Don't waste your waste - grants opening 7 October

    Mon, 30-Sep-2019

    The Bega Valley Shire Council is looking for community, charitable and not-for-profit groups working on local waste solutions and community education projects to apply for the Community Waste Grants opening on Monday 7 October.

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  • August

  • Funding expands library tech training

    Fri, 02-Aug-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Library is excited to announce that it has been awarded $11,000 from Telstra's Tech Savvy Seniors Program to expand on its technology training courses including delivering training in areas such as Candelo and Wallaga Lake.

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  • Signs of wildlife - can you help?

    Mon, 05-Aug-2019

    Our Environmental Education Officer, Natalie Ryan, would like your help with collecting 'signs of wildlife' for some tactile education kits she's developing for Science Week (16th August).

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  • ClubGRANTS support community projects

    Mon, 12-Aug-2019

    Funding from the Shire's five local service clubs was awarded at yesterday's Bega Valley ClubGRANTS presentation and means that 38 local community projects get a green light to go ahead.

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  • Next step for local Aboriginal liaison

    Tue, 13-Aug-2019

    A new Aboriginal liaison committee will enter the local scene to support the implementation of Council's Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Eden, Bega and Merrimans' Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs), as resolved by Bega Valley Shire Councillors at their meeting yesterday.

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  • Contribute to Commercial Land Strategy

    Tue, 13-Aug-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council is looking for people with an eye to the future who are willing to share their ideas or experiences for developing vibrant and lively town centres, to inform a Commercial Land Strategy for the Shire's towns.

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  • Make your grant application count

    Tue, 13-Aug-2019

    Competing for funding opportunities for community and not-for-profit organisations can be tough and Bega Valley Shire Council’s Grant Management Officer, April Merrick, is keen to share what she knows about successfully applying for funding. Ms Merrick will be running three grant writing workshops in Bega, Bermagui and Tura over the next few months to line up with the current Mumbulla Foundation grant round (closes 27th September).

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  • Bermagui footpath and on-road cycleway

    Mon, 19-Aug-2019

    Council will be undertaking works projects along a section of Lamont Street (between Carnago Street and Posidonia Esplanade) in Bermagui over the next two months to improve pedestrian and cycle access, upgrade road drainage and carry out line marking and repairs to the roadway.

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  • Information sessions on runway extension

    Tue, 20-Aug-2019

    Local consultancy firm, NGH Environmental, are currently finalising an environmental assessment of plans to extend the Merimbula Airport runway.

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  • New facilities for Bega Park

    Fri, 23-Aug-2019

    Bega Park will soon be home to a sheltered barbecue area and amenities, with work already underway. These projects, which have been made possible through a $126,296 NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund grant, will complement the substantial upgrade to the playground that was completed in 2016.

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  • Emergency readiness forum for local businesses

    Tue, 27-Aug-2019

    This is an event tailored to Sapphire Coast businesses to help you prepare for emergency situations and protect your business from disaster.

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  • July

  • Memory loss no barrier to new program

    Tue, 02-Jul-2019

    If you're a senior person experiencing memory loss (or their carer), then the Intergenerational Community Activities project is a program for you.

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  • Sapphire Aquatic Centre maintenance closure

    Tue, 02-Jul-2019

    Sapphire Aquatic Centre swimming pools will be closed for a three week maintenance period during the July school holidays, from Monday 8 July to Sunday 28 July 2019.

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  • Wide Angle Film Festival tours Bega

    Fri, 05-Jul-2019

    The Wide Angle Film Festival (formerly Access All Areas Film Festival) is coming to Bega thanks to a partnership between Bega Valley Shire Library and Tulgeen Disability Services.

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  • Bermagui Create and Make Crew offer digital skills

    Wed, 10-Jul-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Library is excited to announce a new opportunity for young people aged between 16-25 years, who are looking to gain hands-on digital media experience, to be part of the Bermagui Create and Make Crew.

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  • Recycle Right to reduce landfill

    Fri, 12-Jul-2019

    An increase in contamination of recycled materials at the ACT Materials Recycling Facility has prompted Bega Valley Shire Council to join forces with ten other councils to help people update their recycling habits.

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  • First Electric Vehicle (EV) fast charge station for Bega Valley

    Fri, 12-Jul-2019

    The first electric vehicle charging station for the Bega Valley is being installed this month, thanks to a Council partnership with the NRMA. The charging point will be funded almost entirely thorugh the NRMA with an agreement by Council to allocate 1-2 car park spaces and is expected to be working in August.

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  • Appeal period ends for Flight School DA

    Fri, 19-Jul-2019

    In accordance with Section 8.10 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the six-month appeal period available to Sports Aviation Australia, the proponents of a Flight School at Frogs Hollow, expired at midnight last night (16 July).

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  • Eden Library to close for renovations

    Mon, 29-Jul-2019

    Eden Library will be closed for renovations from Saturday 3 August 2019 and will reopen on Saturday 10 August. Thanks to NSW State Library funding, new mobile shelving and a new children's reading nook will be installed during the closure.

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  • June

  • 2019 Communtiy Service Medallion Recipients

    Tue, 04-Jun-2019

    The Bega Valley Shire Community Service Medallion is presented for the outstanding work of volunteers across Bega Valley Shire and recognises one of the great strengths of a community - people who are prepared to give up their own time for the benefit of others and the community as a whole. The tireless work of this year’s recipients is highlighted.

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  • Bega Library to close for renovations

    Tue, 25-Jun-2019

    Bega Library will be closed for renovations from Thursday 4 July 2019 and will reopen on Monday 15 July 2019 at 9.30am.

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  • May

  • Gallery seeks donations with explosion of happiness

    Fri, 03-May-2019

    An 'explosion of happiness' will burst skyward over the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) from Friday 17 May when gallery Director, Iain Dawson, launches a BVRG redevelopment philanthropy campaign.

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  • Merimbula sewage project information tour continues

    Tue, 07-May-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council is continuing its information tour this weekend and next to talk to the community about the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Ocean Outfall Project.

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  • Community Tours of Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant

    Tue, 14-May-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council is opening the gates of the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) on Saturday 25 May and invites locals to book into one of three tours of the site happening throughout the day.

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  • April

  • ClubGRANTS 2019 are now open!

    Mon, 01-Apr-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council and registered clubs throughout the Bega Valley are encouraging local organisations to apply for funding now via the ClubGRANTS program, which closes on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

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  • Life through the lens

    Tue, 16-Apr-2019

    The Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s next exhibition Contemporising the Modern showcases 50 photographic works that speak of Australia in the 20th and early 21st centuries. These works were collected by Russell Mills and donated to the Murray Art Museum Albury, MAMA in 2015.

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  • Turning fish waste into compost

    Tue, 16-Apr-2019

    A new business that turns fish waste into compost will help solve an ongoing problem facing Bega Valley boat ramp areas.

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  • Operating hours over Easter and Anzac Day

    Thu, 18-Apr-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council offices will close at 4.30pm tomorrow (Thursday 18 April) to observe public holiday closures over Easter.

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  • March

  • Tura draft planning proposal on exhibition

    Tue, 05-Mar-2019

    A draft planning proposal to amend the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) is currently on exhibition for public comment.

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  • Merimbula sewage project tour kicks off at Bar Beach this weekend

    Tue, 05-Mar-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council is taking to the streets this weekend to talk to the community about the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant and Ocean Outfall Project.

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  • Appeal fund allocation announced

    Fri, 22-Mar-2019

    As we pass the first anniversary of the Tathra and District Fire disaster over $1.5 million has been donated to the Mayoral Appeal Fund.

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  • Work to commence on terminal extension

    Mon, 25-Mar-2019

    Work is set to commence this week on the much-anticipated Merimbula Airport Terminal Extension after the Development Application was approved recently.

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  • February

  • Talk to us about the cemeteries

    Thu, 07-Feb-2019

    The absolute importance of cemeteries to communities can never be underestimated. They represent the final resting place for our loved ones, hold deep historical connections, provide important snapshots into the past and connect families. With this in mind, Bega Valley Shire Council is wholeheartedly committed to the ongoing preservation and improvement of the Shire's 14 cemeteries. A key step in doing this effectively is the development of a strategic plan to guide their overall management; giving consideration to cultural and religious issues.

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  • Stay out of our waterways

    Thu, 07-Feb-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council is urging the public to keep out of our waterways, with the heavy rain of the last few days impacting on the water quality in our rivers and estuaries and at the beaches.

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  • Gardens are escaping across the Shire

    Mon, 11-Feb-2019

    Garden plants have been enjoying a bumper season with warm humid days and plenty of rain promoting rapid growth and spread. They have responded well to the break in the drought just as pastures and bushland plants have.

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  • Council delighted with drought funding

    Fri, 15-Feb-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council is delighted to have secured $999,970 in funding under the Federal Government's Drought Communities Programme.

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  • For the love of paint

    Tue, 19-Feb-2019

    Love colour? Impressed by Impasto? The Bega Valley Regional Gallery's upcoming exhibition I HEART PAINT showcases the practice of six outstanding Australian painters who simply love paint.

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  • Light and Sound comes to Bermi

    Tue, 19-Feb-2019

    Inclusive arts organisation Real Art Works from Lismore has developed an exciting partnership with Sculpture Bermagui and the Bega Valley Shire Library to create a series of installations for the opening ceremony night of the sculpture festival.

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  • Council gifts land to Preschool

    Tue, 19-Feb-2019

    The Bega Preschool Association Incorporated will be able to push forward with building extension plans after Council recently agreed to gift two parcels of land in Koolgarra Drive to the group.

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  • No load limits in Candelo-Wolumla area

    Tue, 19-Feb-2019

    Bega Valley Shire Council will not be reinstating any road load limits in the Candelo-Wolumla area until State Government regulations are changed.

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  • January

  • Bushfires recovery and resilience grants

    Tue, 15-Jan-2019

    The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program Round 2 is now open to bushfire affected applicants from Tathra, Vimy Ridge, Reedy Swamp, Dr George Mountain, Tanja, Kalaru, Yankees Gap, Numbugga and Brogo areas.

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  • Hydrology investigation drilling starts

    Fri, 18-Jan-2019

    The drilling stage of the Bega groundwater hydrology investigation commenced this week near the existing Bega Borefield.

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  • Flood recovery program near completion

    Mon, 21-Jan-2019

    An intensive program of flood recovery works targeting the local transport network is nearing successful completion.

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  • Celebrate what makes us great

    Mon, 21-Jan-2019

    Australia Day celebrations will again echo around the Bega Valley Shire next Saturday, with the main event in Bega showcasing some great community achievers and a host of family fun.

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  • Efficiencies enable expanded road project

    Fri, 25-Jan-2019

    A project to improve the road surface and drainage along Upper Brogo Road is set to commence next Tuesday (29 January).

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  • Nominate a volunteer you value

    Tue, 29-Jan-2019

    We all know at least one long-term volunteer in our community, neighbourhood or organisation and now's the time to consider nominating them for a Bega Valley Shire Community Service Medallion. Bega Valley Shire Council is committed to acknowledging the valuable work volunteers carry out every day throughout the Shire and nominations are now being called for the Community Service Medallion awards as a way of recognising the outstanding work of many of our unsung volunteers.

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