Two classes from Bega Valley Public School have been helping with the regeneration of Kissâ€™ Lagoon.
Weekly prizes and a lucky draw for an iPad mini are some of the incentives available to keep children and teens reading this summer with the Bega Valley Shire Libraryâ€™s Summer Reading Club.
The inaugural Merimbula Pro Gift running event will be held at Berrambool Sportsground on 10 January 2016.
Bega Valley Shire Council is providing a Giving Tree for donations to families requiring support this Christmas period.
Sapphire Coast beaches have received the thumbs up from the Office of Environment and Heritage in the first Beachwatch testing this season.
With the recent heavy rains on the South Coast, Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s Environmental health Coordinator Greg Oâ€™Donnell, is warning residents to take extra precautions and protect themselves against mosquitoes.
Bega Valley Shire Council is offering grants of up to $500 for community groups interested in running events as part of the 2016 NSW Seniors Festival.
Bega Valley Shire Council has continued its commitment to funding local events and activities held during next yearâ€™s National Youth Week.
A new observation platform is being built at Pambula Beach to improve views of the beach and main swimming area.
Sapphire Coast beaches have received the thumbs up from the Office of Environment and Heritage in this weekâ€™s Beachwatch testing.
The annual summer beach lifeguard period will start a week earlier this year at Aslings Beach in Eden, Pambula Beach, Tathra Beach and Horseshoe Bay in Bermagui.
Carpenter’s Bridge on Pollacks Flat Road, Bemboka will be closed to all traffic from Monday 25 January 2016 until Friday 19 February 2016 for programmed bridge pier and deck replacement works.
Bega Valley Shire Council will remove the playground in the Harris Daishowa Park (HDA Park) on Tuesday 22 December 2015.
Bega Valley Shire Council is working with planning consultants to develop masterplans for the Bruce Steer Pool area in Bermagui, Short Point in Merimbula and the Pambula Surf Club precinct with a view to them becoming more inclusive and accessible recreational spaces.
The project to upgrade the playground at Bega Park off Parker Street in Bega is nearly complete.
With rain and sun comes prolific growth in the garden, and there's help at hand for properties overflowing with clippings.
Ratepayers can expect a little something extra in the mail over the coming weeks with a second free waste tipping voucher to be issued just in time for the Christmas season.
Sapphire Coast beaches have received the thumbs up from the Office of Environment and Heritage in this weekâ€™s Beachwatch testing.
Your Council has had a busy 2015! It's been a year of striking a balance between planning for the future and getting projects up and running that the community can enjoy and benefit from right now.
Bega Valley Shire Council was advised today that we are fit for the future and will stand alone as previously recommended.
Christmas has come early at Bega Valley Shire Council with a range of State and Federal grants being allocated to Council projects throughout the Shire.
Zingel Place and Littleton Gardens Car Park have been opened for traffic.
The playground at Bega Park will open to the public on Thursday (Christmas Eve) thanks to the contractors who worked through the inclement weather to install furniture and rubber soft fall and complete necessary landscaping this week.
Bega Rural Fire Service and Forest Corp have advised that Imlay Road is closed for ongoing works due to the fire in that area.
Bega Valley Shire Council offices, libraries and the Bega Valley Regional Gallery will close at 3pm on Thursday 24 December and reopen as per normal hours from Monday 4 January 2016.
As part of the works in Littleton Gardens, changes to Zingel Place will restrict pedestrian and motor vehicle access from this week.
Bega Valley Shire Council offices will close on Friday 13 November for Union Picnic Day.
Merimbula residents are reminded of a chance to have their say on local issues at an upcoming Councillor Roving Workshop next week.
Bega Valley Shire Councillors have responded to a request from Bombala Shire Council that the two organisations consider a merger.
The Bega Library will host a Spanish language learning opportunity for residents from next Wednesday.
From Monday 9 November, access changes will be in place for those wishing to visit the Bega Library and Bega Valley Regional Gallery.
The currently out-of-order heat pumps at the Bega War Memorial Pool will be replaced by the end of the month.
Bega Valley Shire Council will write to Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and local federal member, Dr Peter Hendy confirming Council's support to review and implement the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.
Bermagui residents are reminded of a chance to have their say on local issues at an upcoming Councillor Roving Workshop next week.
Bega Valley Shire Council is urging residents to use extra caution when entering any of the Shireâ€™s cemeteries in light of reports of large brown snakes seen in the Bega Cemetery recently.
Bega Valley Shire Council will participate in White Ribbon Day on Wednesday 25 November by confirming its commitment to stopping violence against women and children.
Due to the persistent wet weather, there may be delays in emptying garbage and recycling bins on some unsealed roads.
Bega Valley Shire Council and Tathra Landcare will hold a workshop outlining the value of coastal headland vegetation at Tathra on Saturday 14 November from 9am to 12.30pm.
Bega Valley Shire Council opened the entrance to Wallagoot Lake today.
Finalists in the inaugural National Youth Portrait Prize, The Shirl, have been selected and will go on exhibition in the Bega Valley Regional Gallery from 18 December.
Old Wallagoot Road will be closed until further notice due to water over the road and dangerous road conditions.
Eden area residents are advised to refrain from swimming or fishing in Lake Curalo until Monday 16 November following a sewage overflow into the lake.
The man best known for his 2010 review of Australiaâ€™s future tax system and providing leadership in public policy, Dr Ken Henry, will be one of the key speakers at a South East Region Leadership Forum in Pambula and Merimbula on the 3rd and 4th of December.
Bega Valley Shire Councillors today resolved to move forward with a voluntary merger proposal in which the Bombala Shire would amalgamate with Bega Valley Shire Council.
Swimming space at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre will be limited over the next two weeks as schools line up for a range of swimming programs.
Bega Valley Shire Council urges all backyard pool owners to be vigilant this summer to keep children safe.
Nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year awards have been extended until close of business on Tuesday 1 December.
Bega Valley Shire Council is inviting all tourism operators and members of the community involved in tourism to participate in an independent industry review.
Work is commencing on the renewal and upgrade of the playground at Bega Park off Parker Street in Bega.
Bega Valley Shire Library will be hosting free hearing checks by National Hearing Care in December. Hearing loss can be gradual and a test is the only way to find out if any loss is present.
Two community assets in Bega have been damaged by vandals this week and Bega Valley Shire Council is asking locals for information on the incidents.
Bega Valley Shire Library is pleased to launch a new chat-style event called â€˜Conversationsâ€™ with well-known Bundian Way walker and author, John Blay.
Bega Valley Shire Council has lodged an application with the NSW Government to continue as a â€˜stand-aloneâ€™ organisation following Bombala Councilâ€™s decision to pursue a voluntary merger with neighbouring highland councils.
On the morning of Monday 16 November a big red fire truck came cruising into the car park of Bandara Children's Services, only not for the reason you may think.
Bega residents are reminded of a chance to have their say on local issues at an upcoming Councillor Roving Workshop next week.
Bega Valley Shire Council is selling two commercial blocks by public tender in Main Street, Merimbula.
Each year, the Bega Valley Shire Council receives many applications for new developments and sub-divisions or requests for change of road names due to duplication of names within a locality.
Award-winning historian Dr Ian Hoskins will be at Eden library on Saturday 12 December as part of Bega Valley Shire Libraryâ€™s Conversation series.
The Draft Master Plans for Bega Sporting Complex (including Valley Fields) and Pambula Sporting Complex will be on public display from Wednesday 2 December for comment and feedback after being endorsed for exhibition at last Wednesdayâ€™s Council meeting.
Bega Valley Shire Council weeds officers will be inspecting the Cobargo area for African Lovegrass (ALG) during November and December.
The public exhibition period for a proposed supermarket development at Pambula has been extended for 30 days.
The efforts and contribution of 11 Shire residents were recognised with the presentation of the Bega Valley Shire Community Service Medallion this week.
Following a well-attended roving community workshop held in Eden this month, Bega Valley Shire Council is inviting local residents to get involved in local issues with an upcoming workshop in Merimbula.
The Bega Valley Shire Council will increase the annual issue of free waste disposal vouchers from one to two per year.
Mayor Britten presented awards at the 2015 NSW Volunteer of the Year ceremony in Cooma on Tuesday 1 September.
A review of the Bega Valley Shireâ€™s tourism industry will be carried out in October and November.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery curator, Iain Dawson, is very excited about the Galleryâ€™s next exhibition scheduled to open on 9 October.
A four million litre water supply reservoir will be constructed increasing Bermagui's water storage capacity by 60 per cent.
Nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year have opened and Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on people to recognise the efforts of friends, neighbours, colleagues and family.
Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s next Council meeting will have a public forum presentation by the Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast requesting assistance and support on the Shire as a "Refugee Welcome Zone."
The Bega Valley Shire Council has approved the framework for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Eurobodalla Council to strengthen collaboration and cooperation.
Bega Valley Shire Council is warning resident, business owners and motorists about delays, detours and no parking situations in Bega next week caused by road works in the town.
The Bega Valley Shireâ€™s newest Australian citizens were welcomed this week with an official citizenship ceremony held at the Council chambers in Bega.
The Bega Valley Shire Council has been working hard to save trees that were illegally ring barked in Mogareeka earlier this year.
Work will be continuing at Kissâ€™ Lagoon commencing Monday 12 October 2015.
Bega Valley Shire Library is pleased to announce the launch of local author, Isobel Blackthornâ€™s second novel, The Drago Tree, in November.
The National Gallery of Australia is coming to three Shire libraries with an introduction to one of Australiaâ€™s legendary artists, Tom Roberts.
Bega Valley Shire Council is reminding residents to be aware that it is that time of year when magpies â€˜swoopâ€™ to protect their eggs or fledglings from pedestrians or cyclists who pass through their territory.
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 Bermagui Tathra road at Mogareeka bridge is closed in both directions following the establishment of a crime scene by local Police.
Bega Valley Shire Library and the Far South Coast Rural Fire Service are holding bush fire information sessions at the Bermagui, Bega, Merimbula and Eden libraries over the coming weeks.
Construction of gravel paths commenced last week as part of the work being undertaken by Bega Valley Shire Council to complete the pathway around Lake Curalo, Eden.
Bega Valley Shire Council has concluded a review of Council's library services in response to changing demands, expectations and opportunities for libraries.
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback about the way it delivers services at its childcare centres.
Bega Valley Shire Council is advising residents, business owners and motorists of delays in Merimbula starting next week caused by road works in Lake Street.
As part of the transition towards the new library in Tura Beach, the Library Portal will open in Merimbula on Friday 23 October.
Local artist Veronica Oâ€™Leary will be at the Sapphire Marketplace in Bega on Friday for a still life drawing class.
Bega Valley Shire Council has received a prestigious Green Globe Award for the Tathra Community Solar Farm, a joint project of Council and the community organisation, Clean Energy for Eternity.
A draft procedure for companion animal control areas, including areas where dogs can be off-leash and other areas which prohibit dogs and cats in the Bega Valley Shire, is now on public exhibition for comment until 20 November 2015.
The Bega Valley Shire Council is preparing residents for the coming inspection program targeting the noxious weed St Johnâ€™s Wort.
Bega Valley Shire Council in conjunction with Local Land Services and Bega River and the Wetlands Landcare Group will be removing bamboo between the Bega River and Bridge Street, Bega, from 2 to 6 November.
The Littleton Gardens water feature is getting an improved quality monitoring and dosing system installed.
Street lighting works scheduled for Littleton Gardens this week will result in parking bays along Sapphire Place being temporarily fenced off.
Bega Valley Shire Library will be hosting free hearing checks by National Hearing Care in November.
The clock is ticking for young portrait artists throughout Australia as entries for the inaugural Australian youth portrait prize closes at midnight on Monday 2 November.
Bega Valley Shire Council has assisted businesses in Bega to prevent stormwater pollution.
Bega Valley Shire Council is working to resolve problems of discoloured drinking water in Bega and Tathra areas.
Bega Valley Shire Library together with IntoIT and CoWS are holding â€˜What the Hack?â€™ - a Hackathon information and demo evening at Bega Library on Thursday 12 November.
Businesses, training organisations and people wanting to boost their vocational skills will soon be offered the services of a regional training centre in Merimbula thanks to a prudent Council investment.
The large eucalypt tree in Littleton Gardens, Bega will be removed on Saturday 5 September as part of the current works program.
Eden residents will have an opportunity next week to talk to Bega Valley Shire Councillors and senior staff about the future of the Hotel Australasia.
There has been a sewage spill on the footpath near the hairpin bend at Berrambool Drive in Merimbula.
Bega Valley Shire Council is currently undertaking master planning for the Bega Recreation Grounds. The initial consultation has identified the benefit of including the Keith Mitchell/Roy Howard Fields (â€˜Valley Fieldsâ€™) in the scope of the project.
The Aboriginal Totems and rock monument outside Bega Valley Shire Council offices are being moved and carefully stored during the Littleton Gardens landscaping works.
Staff at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre in Pambula have been advised by a parent that their child who attends Tuesday afternoon swimming lessons has a confirmed case of hand foot and mouth disease.
The Bega Valley Shire Council has listened to the concerns of the community and deferred the removal of the large eucalypt tree due to be removed this weekend in Littleton Gardens.
As part of the transition towards the new library in Tura Beach, the Merimbula library will close from 19 September, with a â€˜pop upâ€™ service offering library access during the construction period.
Join the BVRG to celebrate the current exhibition DION HORSTMANS 2x1 with supper and a screening of the Stanley Kubrick masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The Sapphire Aquatic Centre has created a free spring fitness opportunity for the community this September.
Following a meeting today with local community group, Friends of Littleton Gardens, senior staff and Councillors have advised that the mature Eucalyptus grandis in the Littleton Gardens carpark will be removed at the contractorâ€™s discretion.
The Bega Valley Regional Gallery is involved in a mammoth information blitz to drum up interest in a brand new national prize.
Following on from discussions with the Friends of Littleton Gardens yesterday in which the decision to remove a mature eucalypt was explained, the contractor has confirmed that the tree will be removed on Thursday 10 September.
A joint project of Bega Valley Shire Council and the community organisation, Clean Energy for Eternity, has been selected as a finalist in this year's prestigious Green Globe Awards.
A well-attended meeting held in Eden last week resulted in broad support for a community acquisition of the historic Hotel Australasia.
Mezzo soprano Eliane Morel will perform at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery during a twilight concert on Wednesday 30 September.
Bega Valley Shire Council is inviting the community to celebrate the positioning of Ross Cameronâ€™s wonderful sculpture Tidal Spiral at Merimbulaâ€™s Short Point.
A property that was formerly the Bemboka Community Health Centre and home of the district nurse is set to be reclassified so that Bega Valley Shire Council can then move to resolve to sell the property and allocate the money to community benefit.
Reconstruction of Gipps Street/Newtown Road from Princes Highway to Carp Street, will commence on 24 September 2015 to approximately 10 October 2015.
Improvement works at Pambula Rivermouth Park are scheduled to start next week.
Bega Valley Shire Council is reminding residents that the Merimbula Library will close from 19 September, with a â€˜pop upâ€™ service offering library access during the Tura Beach library construction period.
Bermagui and Bega libraries will be holding a range of school holiday activities from Monday 21 September to Monday 5 October.
Bega Library will be holding a HSC Lockdown before this yearâ€™s HSC exams coming up in October.
Bega Valley Shire Council has supported all necessary action towards preventing the impact of the methamphetamine drug known as ice in the Bega Valley Shire.
McPaul's Bridge on South Wolumla Road, Wolumla situated approximately 7kms from Candelo Wolumla Road, Wolumla intersection will be closed to all traffic for programmed bridge pier replacement works.
Bega Valley Shire Council is pleased to offer Shire wide swimming pool passes for the first time in the coming summer season.
Bega Valley Shire Council is advising residents of a waste and recycling bin replacement program currently taking place in parts of the Shire.
A southerly swell forecasted to bring dangerous surf conditions to the Far South Coast will result in the temporary closure of Tathra and Merimbula wharves starting this afternoon.
As part of the 2015 / 2016 Urban Interface Project Work, planting of the East Street, Bega cycleway took place on Friday 18 September 2015.
Councilâ€™s Access Advisory Committee hosted an afternoon of wheelchair basketball recently in Bermagui to raise awareness of wheelchair accessibility in the Shire.
Bega Valley Shire Library together with Four Winds will offer children an inspiring and creative musical storytime at Bermagui, Bega and Eden libraries in October.
A reminder that road works are continuing on Gipps Street / Newtown Road between the Princes Highway and Carp Street, from 24 September to approximately 12 October.
Bega Valley Shire Council has supported a plan to protect the Pambula Lake Estuary and surrounding catchment zones for future recreation, cultural, commercial and environmental benefits.
Bega Valley Shire Council has outlined draft fees and charges for the new Commemorative Civic Centre which offer a reduced rate for community and non-profit groups.
Bega Valley Shire Council will ask the Federal Ministers for Health and Education to urgently reconsider changes to the Australian General Practice training program boundaries that will affect a long-standing relationship between local doctors and the ANU Rural Clinical Medical School.
More than 1000 people enjoyed the South Coast Field Days this past weekend as Bega Valley Shire Council celebrated its first smoke free event.
Mayor Michael Britten will present Bega Valley Shire Medallions to 12 community service volunteers at a ceremony held at the Bega Country Club on Tarraganda Lane, Tarraganda at 10.30am on Wednesday 30 September 2015.
The next stage of the Merimbula bypass works are scheduled to start in October with the construction of two sealed carpark areas.
In acknowledgement of the Bega Town Hallâ€™s standing as a memorial to local service personnel who served and died in World War Two, Bega Valley Shire Council has included the word â€œcommemorativeâ€ in the name of the new Civic Centre.
Six community organisations will receive financial assistance from Bega Valley Shire Council through its Community Partnership Fund for the first quarter of 2015-16.
Short Point, Merimbula is now the permanent home of the winning sculpture from this yearâ€™s Sculpture on the Edge exhibition in Bermagui.
A large sink hole has developed in the road on Kiama Place, Merimbula.
Bega Valley Shire Council will begin works next week on the upgrade of the Gipps Street Carpark to create an extra 29 car spaces.
Merimbula road users will notice the new roundabout on the intersection of Merimbula Drive and Reid Street is now operational.
There will be some changes to learn to swim classes at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre at Pambula from Tuesday, 11 August.
Bega Valley Shire Council has named the recipients of its 2015-16 Community Environmental Grants.
Bega Valley Shire libraries will close for one day next week to allow for a staff development day.
An unknown quantity of dead fish has been reported in Myrtle Creek close to the Wyndham and Burragate.
The Preschool students of Bandara Childrenâ€™s Services in Bega, welcomed a visit from Hayden Kingston of the Far South Coast Birdwatchers Inc. to talk to the children about the different species of birds they may find visiting their preschool.
The children at Bandara Children's Service in Bega are donning their leathers and helmets and revving up these days with the establishment of the Bandara Bikies.
An exciting new exhibition will open next week at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery, featuring works from Sydney based sculptor, Dion Horstmans.
Applications are now open for the 2015 Southern Phone Grants Scheme.
Quaama author Isobel Blackthorn will talk about her first novel, Asylum, in the Bega Library next week.
Works are nearing completion at the roundabout in Merimbula and are scheduled to finish in approximately two weeks.
The development of Littleton Gardens in Bega is about to recommence with the next stage of works scheduled to start at the end of August.
Bega man John Reynolds has been appointed to the Bega Valley Shire Council Access Advisory Committee which operates to assist Council in reducing barriers and improving access to local facilities and services.
Vandals have recently torn up the grass by doing burnouts at the Roy Howard cricket field under the Bega bridge and at the Bega lookout.
This situation has now been rectified.
Tathra Bermagui Road is closed due to water over the road at Wapengo causeway.
Two great opportunities to find out what's happening with major developments in Eden are taking place next week.
The Wheelchair Sports NSW Roadshow is on its way to Bermagui to promote greater awareness of living with a disability.
A road on the western side of the Princes Highway opposite the intersection to Government Road in Eden is still unnamed.
Popes Holes Bridge on Angledale Road will be closed to all traffic from Tuesday 1 September until Wednesday 23 September for emergency repair works.
This situation has now been rectified.
Bega Valley Shire Council will open the entrance to Merimbulaâ€™s Back Lake today.
Bega Valley Shire Council is warning residents that, after flooding and heavy rainfall, surface water from farm dams, rivers and creeks should never be used for drinking or cooking without appropriate treatment.
Bega Valley Shire Council has adopted a procedure designed to reduce smoke pollution in the Shire.
Representatives of the three Aboriginal Land Councils and Bega Valley Shire Councillors have come together to mark the beginning of NAIDOC Week in the Shire with an exchange of special shirts carrying the NAIDOC theme.
Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on the community to help them build masterplans that guide the future use and development of two regionally significant sportsgrounds in Pambula and Bega.
Recreational fishers and boat users will benefit from upgrades to two boat ramps and a jetty in the Bega Valley Shire.
Bega Valley Shire Council has accepted a tender for work on the second stage of the Central Waste Facility in Wanatta Lane, Wolumla.
Bega Valley Shire Council has developed a new Economic Development Strategy in consultation with a variety of groups and individuals in the community.
Media Release: Bega Valley Shire Council's fees and charges for 2015-16 have been posted to Council's website.
Overnight power problems combined with the cold weather have resulted in the closure of the Sapphire Aquatic Centre's pools this afternoon to return water temperatures back to normal.
Bega Valley Shire Council will open the entrance to Merimbula's Back Lake tomorrow.
Plans have been developed for the next phase of works at the Pambula Rivermouth Reserve.
Bega Valley Shire Council has succeeded in having all five motions it submitted to the Australian Local Government Association adopted at its annual assembly.
A range of key projects and community groups have been given a boost recently with a number of resolutions giving the green light for progress.
Bega Valley Shire Council will be carrying out tree works on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 July 2015 between the hours of 7.00am and 4.00pm in Ford Oval car park, Merimbula.
The Dickinson Oval pavilion in Bermagui that was destroyed by fire in 2012 has risen Phoenix-like from the ashes thanks to the NSW Government Community Building Partnership Program and Bega Valley Shire Council.
Would be mentors and sponsors are being called on to make a difference in the life of a young person by attending the launch of a coaching program for young entrepreneurs.
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking community comment on its Draft Coastal Processes and Hazard Definition Study.
Electricity services to Bega, Bermagui, Merimbula and Eden libraries will be interruped on Saturday 25 July 2015 to allow Essential Energy to carry out necessary maintenance.
Bega Valley Shire Council has secured funding from the Office of Environment and Heritage to conduct an assessment of three Shire estuaries and their catchments.
The new pavilion at Dickinson Oval in Bermagui was officially opened on Saturday 18 July by Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, and Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Michael Britten.
Join the Bega Valley Regional Gallery in celebrating its current exhibition Motion with a screening of the classic noir, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.
Seven individuals and community groups will receive Local Heritage Assistance Grants to finance projects which improve the physical condition of local heritage items in the Shire.
A long awaited plan to build a service road behind Club Sapphire in Merimbula has been agreed on by all parties.
Reconstruction of Gipps Street / Newtown Road from Prospect Street to Carp Street in Bega will commence the week beginning Monday 3 August 2015 for approximately nine weeks.
Mt Darragh Road will be closed for approximately three hours from 11.30am today approximately 15kms from the Princes Highway intersection.
Mt Darragh Road is now open again.
An exciting new exhibition has opened at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery featuring works from 10 diverse artists.
Bega Valley Shire Council will invite three local building companies to submit offers to do the fit-out of the new Council Chamber in the Bega Civic Centre because no submissions were received when tenders were invited.
Begaâ€™s resident dance company fLing Physical Theatre will present a brand new piece inspired by the current Bega Valley Regional Gallery exhibition, Motion.
An upgrade to the water supply at Jellat Jellat is causing some traffic delay on the Tathra Road between Bega and Tathra.
Pambula Beach public toilets will be closed from Monday 10 August until Friday 14 August while Council upgrades the pump station.
Weekly meetings with the contractor responsible for implementing a major upgrade to the Eden CBD have commenced, with the next meeting taking place on Thursday at 8:30am.
There has been a water main break on Upper Street, Bega near the Bega Memorial Swimming Pool entrance.
After almost two years of fundraising and planning, the first sod will be turned next week in the upgrade to the playground at Merimbula's Ford Park.
Bega Valley Shire Council has issued a clarification following recent media reports claiming the organisation is going it alone by turning its back on a regional inland group of councils.
The Bega Valley Genealogy Society has secured its occupation of the Old Pambula Courthouse and Police Station in Pambula for a further ten years following a resolution of Council to issue a licence.
Bega Valley Shire Council has partnered with the Community Drug Action Team to promote safe drinking standards as part of the upcoming Know Your Standards week.
Works on the new rock wall, ramp and path at the Beach Street foreshore area in Merimbula are now complete.
Bega Library is branching out its services to include a special fruit tree grafting demonstration from a prize winning fruit grower.
This month we feature a recent release a stunning insight behind the scenes of one of the worlds greatest collections of visual art The NATIONAL GALLERY, London.
Bega Valley Shire Council will soon begin construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Reid Street and Merimbula Drive.
Bega Valley Shire Council has developed a Draft Coastal Zone Management Plan for Pambula Lake Estuary.
Bega Valley Shire Council works will commence at the Bar Beach site next week.
Independent consultants, PWC and Local Government Professionals NSW, have recently released the NSW Local Government Operational and Management Effectiveness Report for the 2013/14 financial year.
Pambula artist Jen Mallinson will be commissioned to develop and install her feature art work, 'the meeting of two rivers' in Bega's Littleton Gardens later this year.
Nominations for the Bega Valley Shire Medallion have been extended to allow more time for community champions to be recognised.
Bega Valley Shire Council has rejected an application from the owner of the Hotel Australasia in Eden to amend his development application to allow staged development of the site.
Bega Valley Shire Council is working on master plans to guide the future use and development of two regionally significant sportsgrounds in Pambula and Bega.
Council will be undertaking vegetation works on the corner of Beach Hill; Tathra Street and Andy Poole Drive, Tathra on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 and Thursday, 18 June 2015.
Pambula is to get a more accommodation for seniors or people with disabilities with Councillors voting to approve a development application for five self-contained two bedroom units.
A southerly swell forecasted to bring dangerous surf conditions to the Far South Coast has resulted in the temporary closure of Tathra and Merimbula wharves this afternoon.
Bega Valley Shire Councillors recently joined the Bega Valley Advocates for Timor Leste and students from the Sapphire Coast Anglican College for a flag-raising ceremony in Littleton Gardens, Bega, to celebrate Timor Leste Independence Day.
Bega Valley Shire Council has demonstrated it respect and support for Young Indigenous filmmaker Gary Lonesborough through a grant of $500 towards his latest project.
The Bega Valley Shireâ€™s library service will offer special programs for children during the coming school holidays.
While itâ€™s a common site for the entrances of local lakes and lagoons to open and close with storms and strong tides, it may come as a surprise that such events are fairly rare in Australia.
Swimmers at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre will notice the water a little cooler than normal as outside air temperatures get colder over winter.
Bega Valley Shire Council is offering another chance to safely dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals.
The handing down of yesterday's NSW Government Budget has resulted in a range of local infrastructure and community projects coming out as winners.
Bemboka residents are advised of urgent works on the townâ€™s water supply scheduled for Thursday 25 June 2015.
Bega Valley Shire Mayor Michael Britten is encouraging residents to nominate individuals or groups for the NSW-ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
Bega Valley Shire Council's Access Advisory Committee says there is still time for local businesses and non-profit organisations to submit applications to the Surf Life Saving NSW small grant program.
Iraq War veteran, Dr Mike Kelly, will be the guest speaker in the Bega Valley Regional Gallery next week with the Shaun Gladwell exhibition as a backdrop.
A new association representing Australiaâ€™s coastal councils is calling for a coordinated national approach to managing the nationâ€™s coastline.
Community concern regarding the application for a NSW Government grant to reinvigorate the Merimbula airport was sparked by a misleading report in the Merimbula News Weekly, Mayor Michael Britten said today.
Bega Valley Shire Council rangers were called to Nethercote Falls last week when a concerned visitor noticed that a dog had managed to get itself stuck on the cliff face.
Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on all cyclists and drivers to get behind a new safety campaign aimed at curbing injuries and deaths on local roads.
Bega Valley Shire Council will carry out road sealing works on Parker Street and Carp Street, Bega from 12-13 June 2015.
Nominations are being called for a Shire award that recognises the selfless commitment to community by local volunteers.
A southerly swell forecasted to bring dangerous surf conditions to the Far South Coast has resulted in the temporary closure of Tathra and Merimbula wharves today.
Participation in a national study aiming to increase awareness of online safety is being offered through Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s library service.
Bega Valley Shire Council has responded to the state government's Fit for the Future initiative with Councillors agreeing to exhibit a draft improvement proposal for public comment.
Bega Valley Shire Council has revealed that in the period from September 2012 to the end of April 2015, staff had received and dealt with 209 pieces of correspondence from the Bega Valley Shire Ratepayers and Residents Association.
Bega Valley Shire Council will carry out heavy patching works on Arthur Kaine Drive from Monday 1 June to Wednesday 3 June.
Boaters and recreational fishers now have improved access to Wonboyn Lake with work to build a new boat ramp and floating pontoon jetty now completed.
Bega Valley Shire Council is acknowledging Reconciliation Week by providing Sorry books in the Shire's libraries at Bermagui, Bega, Merimbula and Eden.
For the past seven years workers from the three Local Aboriginal Land Councils in the Bega Valley Shire have been clearing litter off our beaches and defending the coastline against the onslaught of invasive weeds.
Bega Valley Shire Council will apply to the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia for inclusion of Bega and Cobargo in the Recreational Vehicle Friendly Town program.
A short telephone survey aimed at building a better understanding of the community's outbound air travel needs will be rolled out in the South East.