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Shire's beaches ready for summer

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Local beachgoers can return to the water this summer with confidence that the beaches of the Bega Valley Shire are among the cleanest in NSW.

The Office of Environment and Heritage has released the State of the Beaches Report, 2014/15 – an annual scorecard of the summertime water quality at 241 popular NSW beaches and swimming spots.

Despite the wet conditions of last summer, the report graded all 14 swimming spots monitored in the Bega Valley Shire area as ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’.

The Program is a collaboration between Council and the NSW Government to ensure water quality is monitored, reported and improved if needed.

Key findings in the 2014 – 2015 report were:

  • The Shire’s consistently cleanest beaches were Camel Rock Beach, Beares Beach, Tathra Beach, Short Point Beach, Merimbula Main Beach, Pambula Beach and Aslings Beach.
  • Bruce Steer Pool, Horseshoe Bay, Blue Pool (big), Mogareeka Inlet, Bar Beach, Pambula River Mouth and Cocora Beach were of a high standard and suitable for swimming most of the time.

More information regarding the status of the Bega Valley Shire Beaches is available from Council’s Environmental Health Department on 6499 2222.

The 2014 – 15 State of the Beaches Report is at www.environment.nsw.gov/beach/reportann.html

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