Local News

Man missing from South Coast

South Coast Police are seeking information about a man who's gone missing from the South Coast. 59 year old James Wiggins was last seen about 9am yesterday at a unit on Clarke Street, Narooma and was reported missing when he failed to show at a medical appointment in Moruya. Police hold serious...

New headquarters being built for Batemans Bay SES

NSW SES Batemans Bay Unit and the Surf Beach Rural Fire Brigade will soon be sharing headquarters, with construction to start shortly on a new co-located facility. Batemans Bay’s SES headquarters was destroyed in the 2019-20 bushfires and planning has been underway since to build a bigger and better shared facility...

TAFE course to combine old and new knowledge

A unique course aimed at giving locals the practical skills to help manage and protect Aboriginal lands is being offered for the first time at Bega TAFE. The Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management aims to build a qualified army of rangers, and weed and pest inspectors, to work On...

Police ask for help to find a wanted man

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on two outstanding warrants. Ben Morris, aged 34, is wanted by virtue of outstanding warrants for alleged domestic violence-related offences. Ben Morris is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180 to 185cm tall, of large build, with brown hair with...

Funding boost provides more support for Batemans Bay youth

The Batemans Bay headspace youth mental health service has been given extra funding to help cut waiting times for young people needing mental health support. Gilmore MP Fiona Phillips was joined by Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Emma McBride, to annoiunce the funding boost. "We know that this money is...

Works to provide a concrete example of bridging a gap

Work to upgrade the Yowaka River bridge on Nethercote Road will start on Monday August 8, when Bega Valley Council's bridge crew will replace the existing timber deck with a concrete one. This will require a full closure of the bridge from August 8th to October 14th, including weekends. Detours will be in...

Technology brings together students and their elders

Eden Library has partnered with the Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) and Twofold Aboriginal Corporation (TAC) to provide technology training to the local community. Jigamy is home to the Monaroo-Bobberrer Gudu Keeping Place where both Eden LALC and TAC deliver many services to the local Aboriginal community. Council’s customer experience librarian,...

Pambula Sporting Complex new festival location

Bega Valley Shire Councillors have approved the use of the Pambula Sporting Complex as the home for the inaugural Wanderer Festival to be held in September this year. Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said the resolution and approval from the Bega Valley Local Traffic Committee gives a green light for the festival to proceed. “This is...

Woman airlifted to hospital after crash

A woman has been seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on the South Coast. About 12.35pm yesterday (Wednesday 13 July 2022), emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Twelve Mile Peg, north of Conjola, after a Ford Puma SUV travelling north and a Toyota Camry sedan travelling south collided...

Sewer overflow in Dalmeny

 Dalmeny locals may have noticed signs around Mummaga Lake to stop people swimming due to a health concern. Eurobodalla Shire Council has posted the signs after tree roots in a sewer pipe caused a sewer overflow in Attunga Street, Dalmeny, last Friday. Eurobodalla Council’s work crews cleared the choke, disinfected the area...