Work is underway at Short Point, Merimbula to restore native vegetation and construct a formal walking track.
The lively paintings of a local and fast rising star in Australian art are delighting visitors to the Bermagui library.
Sun bathers, swimmers, surfers and surf life savers are the stars of a new travelling exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum, Waves & Water â€“ Australian beach photography, set to open at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery on Friday December 9.
Summer has started and so has Bega Valley Shire Council's work in the 2016-17 Beachwatch Partnership Program.
With the first days of summer here, Bega Valley Shire Council is encouraging residents and visitors to start preparing for the hot days ahead by making a Bush Fire Survival Plan.
There will be something extra in the mail around Christmas time this year as Bega Valley Shire Council are again issuing a second free waste tipping voucher.
Council's main office in Bega will close on Friday December 23 at 3:30pm, and reopen on Tuesday January 3 at 9am. The after-hours phone will be staffed ready to respond to emergencies, call 6499 2222.
The second stage of the Merimbula CBD By-pass will be completed in the days before Christmas, with Bega Valley Shire Council moving to make the area ready for the townâ€™s influx of summer visitors.
About this time last year Bega Valley Shire Council was declared Fit for the Future by the NSW Government.
Weekly prizes and a lucky draw for an iPad mini will keep children and teens reading this summer with the Bega Valley Shire Library's Summer Reading Club.
An interactive Tech Expo will be part of the school holiday program on offer at Tura Marrang and Bermagui libraries in January and will give local kids the chance to try out 3D Printing, Robotics, Coding, Drones and Electronic Music Making.
Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on young local women to apply for the 2017 International Women's Day (IWD) Young Women's Scholarship.
Bega Valley residents are being invited to meet their new Councillors at a community drop-in session on Wednesday, 9 November.
The Bega Valley's history and flair for fresh produce will be recognised in Littleton Gardens with Council and SCPA - South East Producers working together on two demonstration kitchen garden beds.
Bega Valley Shire Library has an increasing program of creative activities across the Shire for all ages to become a part of.
Show off your Pikachu, bring out your Lucario, let your creativity shine and test your knowledge of all things PokÃ©mon at Bega Library's PokÃ©mania!
Rangers from Bega Valley Shire Council have notched up a number of environmental victories in their ongoing campaign against illegal waste in the Shire.
'Raw and Risky' is the theme for the 20th Australian Food Safety Week.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery has been singled out amongst its peers by one of the State's peak arts and cultural intuitions.
A four million litre water reservoir being built near Bermagui is getting bigger by the day with four sections of concrete now poured.
It's a weir that looks nothing like a weir, and it's proving to be a win win for the Shire's northern water supply and the Brogo river wildlife.
Work has commenced to repair damage sustained by Council's Leisure and Recreation assets in the June 2016 East Coast Low storm event.
The Bega Valley Shire Library Service has won a state award for its involvement in hosting after school workshops for young people with high functioning Autism.
The Bega Valley Shire Library Service will complete its line-up of self-checkout technology next week with new self-service machines to be installed in the Eden and Bermagui libraries.
The Dr Evershed Memorial Clock in Bega is undergoing significant repairs to its mechanised master clock system.
The community is invited to see firsthand the potential offered by the Bega Valley Learning Centre in Merimbula.
Noxious Weeds Inspectors from Bega Valley Shire Council will be in the southern part of the Shire for four weeks from 11 October aiming to build on the successes of the past.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
Bega Valley Shire Council is continuing its commitment to people living with a disability in our community, through a series of popular monthly drop-in sessions explaining the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Police investigation in relation to the recent destruction of trees in Littleton Gardens, Bega is progressing.
Green Army crews have recently installed bollards and undertaken weed control for the new pathway around Rawlinson Wetland in Bega.
Bega Valley Shire Council's Water and Sewerage crew were on site late last night and early this morning (Wednesday) following a report of a sewage spill in Merimbula.
In recent years Bega Valley Shire Council and South East Local Land Services have jointly delivered a program of projects aimed at managing and improving spaces where urban areas and native bushland meet.
Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) and the Eden Aboriginal Land Council (EALC) are hoping assorted old items stored or left in bushland at Quarantine Bay can be removed so that the area can reach its full potential.
Bega Valley Shire Council is offering grants of up to $1,000 for community groups interested in running events as part of the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival.
Communications during times of emergency and natural disaster have been improved, with fibre optic cable now in place to the regionâ€™s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Bega.
Bega Valley Shire Council is trialling extended opening hours at the Bermagui Library, commencing Monday 17 October.
Bega Valley Shire Council has continued its commitment to funding local events and activities held during next year's National Youth Week.
Herbicide and pesticide spraying will be undertaken at the majority of the area's sportsgrounds this week as Bega Valley Shire Council commences a renovation program.
The newly elected Bega Valley Shire Council is off to a flying start with two motions carried yesterday at the Local Government NSW conference.
Bega Valley Shire Library's will celebrate Children's Week with special Storytime sessions next week, 24-28 October.
A high tide and large swell has resulted in the temporary closure of Merimbula wharf.
Bega Valley Shire Council's fourth triennial community survey is about to begin with consultants, IRIS Research tasked with the job.
Bega's network of shared pathways is about to grow with Bega Valley Shire Council and NSW Roads and Maritime (RMS) partnering on a project that will open new travel and fitness options for residents and visitors.
Bega Valley Shire Council will carry out repair and realignment works on Bega Tathra Road and Kerrisons Lane, Bega from Monday 31 October until Wednesday 21 December 2016.
An oil spill that emerged from a stormwater drain in Eden yesterday has been contained thanks to a swift response from Council and the community.
Bega Valley Shire Council's National Youth Week grants are now open.
Bega Valley Shire Council is about to embark on an independent review of how it manages risks associated with the Shire's extensive marine infrastructure.
The Sapphire Coast stood tall at last night's gala awards presentation for the region's tourism operators.
A new gigantic public artwork has popped up at a gateway to Merimbula to showcase local art and the townâ€™s coastal heritage.
Bega Valley Shire libraries will close for one day next week to allow for a staff development day.
Jan Pearce from Debt Alleviation Services will be running a free personal budgeting workshop at Bega Library in September.
The menâ€™s toilet at Bermaguiâ€™s Bruce Steer Pool has been trashed this week in a shocking act of vandalism.
The heart of Candelo has a new look and is ready for the busy, warmer months ahead.
Rangers at Bega Valley Shire Council have been keeping watch over a family of Feathertail Gliders during winter.
Tathra Wharf will be closed on Saturday morning 10 September 2016 to relocate power lines prior to commencement of the storm damage repair works.
Bega Valley Shire Council, households, schools and community groups will join hundreds of thousands of people in October as part of a national reuse, community and sustainable living movement: Garage Sale Trail.
On Wednesday, 14 September 2016 the bridge will be closed for 35 minute intervals between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Bega Valley Shire Library has a 'spring-loaded' program of school holiday activities lined up to keep children and teenagers happy these holidays.
The lawn in Bega's Littleton Gardens will be revitalised this weekend (Sept 17 & 18) using compost made from the Shire's green waste collection.
The Meeting of Two Rivers, by local Artist Jen Mallinson has been installed in Littleton Gardens.
Discussions are continuing with two local communities about how best to manage the risk of flooding in their area.
Jauncey's Bridge on Angledale Road will be closed from 6:00am on Saturday 24 September 2016 to 7:00am
Bega Valley Shire Council is working with residents to improve the environmental performance of sewerage reticulation systems throughout the Shire.
Bega Valley Shire Council is forging ahead with vital repair works to the Tathra Wharf following significant damage caused during Juneâ€™s major storm.
Sydney based author, Sue Liu, will share her experiences of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami during a tour of the Tura Marrang and Bermagui libraries on 17 and 18 October.
A dynamic and vibrant exhibition with strong connections to Australian art royalty will debut at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery early next month.
A taste of Italy is coming to the Bermagui and Tura Marrang libraries next month with two free pasta making demonstrations.
Donâ€™t forget this is Learn to Swim Week and this year the Sapphire Aquatic Centre is participating by providing one FREE swimming lesson for children aged under five that have not previously had swimming lessons at the centre.
The Bega Valley's deep and valuable pool of volunteers has been bolstered with 30 community based organisations making the most of three Council backed workshops.
Councillor Kristy McBain is straight down to work as Mayor of the Bega Valley Shire.
With summer approaching, Bega Valley Shire Council is reintroducing the popular pool pass books that give swimmers the freedom to use any Council owned swimming pool.
"By young people for young people" is the essence of a new social enterprise created by Gen-i young leaders that aims to assist local young people build their skills and find job opportunities.
A dynamic smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country by the Gadhu Dancers from Bermagui Primary School, igniting two days of discussion at the Bega Valley Economic Summit, 28 and 29 July.
Public pools in the Shire are highly valued by the communities that dive into them.
Local government operating childcare services is proving to be a major force in the education and care professionsâ€™ drive for quality with government owned and operated services far exceeding the standards delivered by private for profit services.
The Disability team at Bega Valley Shire Council can help community members find out about and prepare of the National Disability Insurance Scheme through monthly drop-in information sessions at Eden and Tura Marrang Libraries.
Over 80 people attended the Bega Valley Club Grants presentation earlier this week, where over $98,000 was allocated to a broad range of community projects.
Sydney artist Sally Robinson has visited the Bega Valley Regional Gallery to inspect the works of fellow finalists in the 2016 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.
Bega Valley Shire Council is reminding people about an online Application Tracker, allowing customers and applicants to track their Development Applications or Complying Development Certificates during the assessment process.
Bega Valley Shire Library is proud to host two events for National Science Week this month, in partnership with the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub and the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness.
A forensic investigation of car parking in the Merimbula central business district (CBD) paints a clear picture for the community and Council.
Upgrade of the jetty that services the boat ramp at Kianinny Bay, Tathra, will begin next week.
Bega Valley Shire Council is planning for repair works to begin on Tathra Wharf despite a lack of clarity around funding the works.
Bega Valley Shire Council has completed rehabilitation work on one of the regionâ€™s favourite beaches.
Bega Valley Shire Council's Bridge Team is carrying out concreting repair works at the Murrah Bridge which is on MR272 Bermagui to Tathra Road.
Bega Valley Shire Council contractors have begun work at the Pambula River Mouth Park to construct an accessible parking bay and provide a path to the new toilets that were opened last December.
Bega Valley Shire Residents are encouraged to learn about the threatened species in our local areas with some exciting events and displays at Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre for Threatened Species Day on Wednesday, 7 September, from 10am to 3pm.
Bega Valley Shire Council has engaged a Contactor to lay conduit along Minyama Parade, Bega, between the Prospect Street and Maher Street intersections, opposite the Councilâ€™s Works Office.
The flood study for the Merimbula Lake and Back Lake catchments has reached the end of Stage 3 for flood modelling and the draft findings are due for public exhibition later this month.
Bega will play host to this Sunday's Group 16 Rugby League Grand Final, marking 70 years of the competition.
Bega Valley Shire Council will work with the people from the Merimbula Lake and Back Lake catchment areas to finalise the draft Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study findings.
Bega Valley Shire Council has released its End of Term Report, reflecting on the life and work of Council between September 2012 and July 2016.
The art work commissioned by Bega Valley Shire Council for Littleton Gardens, will be installed over the next few weeks adding to the anticipation around Begaâ€™s move into spring.
Award winning historian, Dr Jeannine Baker will be at the Bega library in September to throw light on the fascinating and largely unknown stories of Australian and New Zealand women war reporters.
The culmination of an extensive study and consultation into the health of three Bega Valley Shire estuaries is now open for public comment on Councilâ€™s website.
Plans to build a Bunnings store in the Bega Valley have been halted with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment rejecting an application to rezone land at Tura Beach.
The best known gamer in Australia and star presenter from the ABCâ€™s Good Game television program, Hex, will be the highlight guest at a Gamer Dev Jam to be held in Merimbula next month.
Bega Valley Shire Library together with Four Winds and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) will offer children an inspiring and creative Musical Storytime at Tura Marrang, Bermagui and Bega libraries in September.
Remediation works to the Palestine Creek Bridge on Government Road in Eden will commence this week and are anticipated to continue for approximately eight weeks, weather permitting.
Bega Valley Shire Council expects to have a finalised Development Application submitted by the end of September for the former Hotel Australasia site in Eden.
Bega Valley Shire Council is continuing its commitment to people living with a disability in our community, through a series of monthly information sessions explaining the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
One of Australiaâ€™s leading business and financial commentators, Peter Switzer, has been announced as the MC and a keynote presenter for the Bega Valley Economic Summit to be held on July 28 and 29.
Young Bermagui writer Mitchell Hayward will launch his debut novel in the Bermagui library later this month.
Eleven projects designed to restore and protect the local environment have received financial backing from Bega Valley Shire Council.
As registrations continue for the Bega Valley Economic Summit at the end of this month, Bega Valley Shire Council has taken action to ensure the leaders of tomorrow have a place at the table.
Fisherman, tourists and local residents will have partial access to Tathra Wharf this weekend.
Recent major rain events have impacted on the condition of Councilâ€™s unsealed road network across the Bega Valley.
Bega Valley Mayor, Michael Britten and Group 16 Rugby League President, Dean Lynch have agreed on a plan that will see the codeâ€™s Grand Final played at the Bega Recreational Ground on August 21.
Trees adjacent to the Bega Valley Shire Council depot on Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui, and at Bimmil Hill north of Eden will be trimmed next week.
The Bermagui Surf Club toilets have been vandalised on a regular basis.
A Citizenship ceremony was held on Tuesday in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre welcoming 9 new Australian Citizens.
Repair works are underway at Quarantine Bay following the East Coast Low over the weekend of June 4,5 and 6.
Bega Valley Shire Council is taking steps to ensure the safety of people and property neighbouring the Lions Park on Ravenswood Street Bega.
The inaugural Bega Valley Economic Summit has attracted the brightest people from across Australia, who all see the potential of south east NSW.
Rixons Bridge on Wallagoot Lane is closed to all traffic effective immediately until 5pm on Tuesday 19 July for emergency works to repair a large sinkhole.
Bega Valley Shire Council is again offering people a chance to safely dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals at no cost.
Palmers Carpark and sections of Park Street and Palmers Lane, Merimbula will be closed on Monday 25 July for road resurfacing works.
Council has been experiencing telecommunications issues this morning which are directly affecting our incoming and outgoing telephone services.
Those with experience in regional tourism are encouraged to nominate for one of the paid board positions on the new body covering the region.
Acclaimed local author Melissa Pouliot will launch National Missing Persons Week for the Bega Valley, along with Mayor Michael Britten and Detective Sergeant Justin Marks from the Far South Coast Local Area Command.
Under its Economic Development Strategy, Bega Valley Shire Council aims to bring new economic activity into local towns and villages. Stable year round employment for residents is a key goal.
Tura Marrang Quilters is a newly formed group of patchwork and quilting lovers who have decided to make the Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre their home base.
Members of the Gen-l project in Eden are creating a T-shirt they hope will build positive, strong relationships with the broader community.
Since the opening of the new South East Regional Hospital on the Tathra road, Bega Valley Shire Council has been working with the previous owners, NSW Health, in considering the best future community use for the former hospital site on McKee Drive, Bega.
New life and energy is coming to Begaâ€™s Littleton Gardens after shocking vandalism in early May.
Draft Master Plans for Bruce Steer Pool, Short Point and the Pambula Surf Club precinct are on public exhibition for comment and feedback until August 21.
Angelica Vega Labrana returns to Bega Library in August to give people the opportunity to practise their Spanish language skills in an open and friendly environment.
Each year Bega Valley Shire Council provides grants and support to the community to undertake a number of activities and events or to those requiring assistance. A review of the grants program was recently completed, and presented to Council on 20 July.
A successful information session was held last night in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre for people considering standing for Council.
Much needed funding is coming for a number for community organisations in the Shire, with the Clubs Grant Program set to deliver over $98,000 of project funding.
Sealing works for Mogareeka car park in Tathra will be carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 and 8 June 2016, causing closure of car park from 6am on Tuesday until 6pm on Wednesday.
If youâ€™d like to help build an understanding of local skills shortages then now is a good time to take part in the South Coast Skills Audit run by Regional Development Australia.
With large North-East swells forecast for the weekend Bega Valley Shire Council will be removing the lower sections of the Pambula Beach assisted access path tomorrow (Friday 3 June).
Young people in the Eden area are taking the opportunity to engage with local businesses to strengthen community relationships and create local job opportunities.
Bega Valley Shire Council is preparing for significant weather forecast for this weekend, laying the ground work today for Merimbula's Back Lake to open to the sea.
Wet wipes flushed down the toilet are causing numerous sewerage blockages around the Shire, with residents urged to change their ways around this increasing problem.
Due to current weather conditions BVSC has turned off the pumps on the Brogo River that supply water to Quaama, Cobargo, Bermagui, Wallaga Lake and Beauty Point earlier today.
Due to road closures at Wallaga Lake and concern for the safety of our staff and Library Patrons Bermagui Library will remain closed today.
The public exhibition period for the Pambula and South Pambula Residential Lands Planning Proposal has been extended by 28 days.
Following the recent rain within the Brogo River water supply catchment, Bega Valley Shire Council has introduced a Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measure.
Bega Valley Shire Council warns that temporary warning signs have been illegally removed from some flood sites in the Shire.
An initial assessment of Towamba Bridge has that found several of the concrete bridge deck panels have moved significantly with gaps of over 75mm between some opening up.
In the wake of the weekendâ€™s storms and floods, Bega Valley Shire Council has shifted into clear-up mode.
A proposal to provide a more flexible policy for the use of public space in the Bega Valley Shire is now on public exhibition.
The Boil Water Notice for residents connected to the Brogo River water supply catchment is expected to remain in place until the middle of next week.
Three days of sunshine have been welcomed by crews at Bega Valley Shire Council, keen to get the regionâ€™s sporting and recreation facilities ready for action again.
The joy and enthusiasm seen within the local community around the access path on Pambula Beach will ensure that Councilâ€™s trial pushes on despite the setback presented by this weekâ€™s huge seas.
Another chapter in the rich and colourful life of Tathra Wharf is being written, with Bega Valley Shire Council meeting with Crown Lands to plan for repair works.
A helping hand has come forward for Bega Valley Shire Council and the clean-up effort following this monthâ€™s East Coast Low.
Following discussions with NSW Health, Bega Valley Shire Council has decided to continue the precautionary boil water alert for customers on the Brogo -Bermagui water supply.
The anger and expense tied to the recent vandalism of trees in Begaâ€™s Littleton Gardens has been replaced this morning (Friday) by a pop-up paper art installation.
Sydney artist Sally Robinson has won the 2016 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award with an acrylic on canvas of Ella Rubeli, a double Walkely Award winning photo journalist, a filmmaker, artist and writer.
This Saturdayâ€™s official opening of the Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre will be a celebration that equals the size of the transformation this space has undergone.
Due to storm damage, the Sapphire Aquatic Centre, including the gym and child minding room, is closed effective immediately.
Following another episode of heavy rain in the Shire, NSW Health has ruled against lifting of the precautionary Boil Water Notice in the Brogo Bermagui River water supply system.
Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shire Councils are pushing into the future side by side, signing a Memorandum of Understanding that formalises a partnership that has been developing over the last two years.
The community has responded positively during the first week of the new Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre.
The Bega Valley Economic Summit will be held at the recently opened Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre on 28 and 29 July.
One of the causalities of the East Coast Low earlier this month was the Wallaga Lake Boardwalk, north of Bermagui.
Bandara Children's Services in Bega turned a vibrant shade of pink on Friday, thanks to educator Daryl Kelland.
NSW Health has advised that the boil water notice for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system can be lifted, based on the most recent river turbidity level and Councilâ€™s management of the supply system.
Following formal approval by the Local Traffic Committee, parking signage has been erected in the parking areas around Littleton Gardens, Bega, and along Imlay St, Eden, between Bass St and Chandos St.
For efforts and contribution to her community, Gae Rheinberger of Bega was recognised with a special presentation of the Bega Valley Shire Community Service Medallion this week.
The first phase of Bega Valley Shire Council's "Understanding Our Place" survey is complete, and the community has really responded to the opportunity.
Local artist, Natalie Bateman is getting a name for herself as a successful Australian talent and she is keen to pass on her skills to others.
Thereâ€™s a new way to reach that beautiful stretch of hard-packed sand at Pambula Beach.
A large tree has fallen across both lanes of the Bega Candelo Road in Candelo.
Bega Valley Shire Council has approved a weekly market for Begaâ€™s Littleton Gardens, with Councillors also agreeing to expand the number of stalls allowed from 30 to 40.
Bega Valley Shire Council will run a series of community information sessions this month to explain its policies and procedures for managing intermittently closing and opening lakes or lagoons (ICOLL) entrances throughout the Shire.
Road resurfacing works will commence in Merimbula from Monday 16 May.
As work on the Imlay Street beautification moves towards completion, Bega Valley Shire Council is encouraging the Eden community and the townâ€™s business people to take part in a â€˜Place Activation Workshopâ€™.
The cost of replacing 48 trees that were vandalised in Bega over the weekend will run into thousands of dollars at the expense of other Council projects and services.
Bega Valley Shire Library invites children of all ages to grab their favourite hat and come along to the National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 25 May. At precisely 11am our Shire libraries will join other libraries and organisations across Australia in reading simultaneously the same picture book, I Got This Hat by Jol and Kate Temple.
Donâ€™t let a career as a qualified swim instructor slip through your fingers, now is the time to act.
A large tree has fallen across both lanes of the Bega Candelo Road.
Bega Valley Shire Council is about to start rehabilitation work on one of the regionâ€™s favourite beaches.
Renewal of the Mogareeka car park will start on Monday May 16, with some weekday closures needed to get the job done safely and the area open to the community again as soon as possible.
The finalists for the 2016 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award in the Bega Valley Regional Gallery have been chosen by a special selection panel.
Residents from the Shire's towns and villages are getting behind the Council's biggest community consultation with more than a thousand surveys completed in the first two weeks.
Bega Valley Shire Council's Disability Team are preparing clients for the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from July 1.
Readers and writers in the south east will be spoilt for choice when two authors visit Bega Valley shire libraries next month.
Bega Valley Shire landholders are invited to take part in innovative weeds research that could help track and treat St John's Wort in the long run.
A strategic plan for the Bega Valley Regional Gallery until 2020 has been adopted by the Bega Valley Shire Council.
Bega Library celebrated Law Week in a unique way on Thursday with the visit of Police Officer Karen Nelligan from Bega Police, accompanied by the newly appointed PCYC Officer Sarah Bancroft.
The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and NSW Premier, Mike Baird both paid a visit to the Bega Valley Shire today to announce significant funding for local tourism infrastructure.
The first phase of Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s biggest consultation is coming to an end early next week with the next phase starting later in the year.
Bega Valley Shire Council is stepping up its emphasis on the protection of local waterways from the impacts of erosion and sediments.
Library services in the Shire are expanding to include the Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre which will officially open on Saturday 25 June.
Bega Valley Shire Council has taken to the streets of Bega to build on the feedback already collected from the community on the preferred location of the Dr Evershed Memorial Clock Tower in Bega.
The Bega Valley Shire has welcomed its sister city friends from Littleton, Colorado, with a civic dinner at the new Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.
A day of waste reduction activities held last week at Eden Public School has shown that separating waste into the right kind of bin can reduce the school's landfill contribution by more than a half.
Local organisations who want to make a difference in their communities are encouraged to apply for funds through the ClubGRANTS Program.
Rehabilitation work at Kisses Lagoon in Bega continues with removal of willows and other weeds at Kisses South Lagoon and its adjoining wetland.
A community celebration is planned for this Sunday (April 10) around a special piece of Eden's natural environment.
The Shire's newest asset now has its own identity.
Two high performing local volunteers were honoured on Saturday as the Joint 2016 Bega Valley Shire Senior Citizens of the Year.
Bega Valley Shire Council is proud to support Australiaâ€™s first Regional Innovation Week.
Questacon is coming to the Bega library as part of the Regional Innovation Week in the Bega Valley Shire that runs from 27 April to 3 May.
Six students from the Bega Valley Shire will soon have a helping hand with their studies thanks to the latest round of Council Tertiary Scholarships.
The Tathra Community Solar Farm project has been highly commended in the NSW Local Government Awards for Excellence in Environmental Leadership and Sustainability.
Bega Valley Shire Council rangers will be paying special attention to disability parking spots in response to complaints about cars occupying the sites not displaying permits.
The exciting new inclusive play space at Ford Park, Merimbula will officially open on Friday 15 April, with fancy dress celebrations and a free BBQ starting at 11.30am.
If youâ€™ve ever thought about where you would like your local community to be in the next 10 or 20 years then you will soon have the chance to be part of a massive effort to build a better future for the Shire.
A great opportunity is approaching in mid-May with the Austswim teacher program coming to Pambula.
If you have a veteran of World War One or Two in your family tree, you may now be able to learn more about them and add personal details and anecdotes to their personal wartime journals.
Bega Valley Shire Council is asking ratepayers to take care when paying their bills online, particularly when entering the payment reference numbers.
A report card on Bandara Childrenâ€™s Services in Bega and Eden Preschool has delivered top marks to Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s early childhood services.
Time is running out fast for local organisations to qualify for the 2016 ClubGRANTS Program with applications closing on 3 May.
Member for Bega Andrew Constance is inviting the community to drop off paints, oils, gas bottles, batteries and other household problem wastes at Bega Valley Shire Council's new community recycling centre.
The next stage of the Merimbula CBD Bypass works will start on Monday 2 May 2016 with the reconstruction of the central portion of the Palmer Street Carpark.
The last of the major works for Imlay St Eden are planned over the next fortnight.
The Bega Valley Shireâ€™s first Minecraft Camp has left fans of the game thirsty for more.
Figures in from Cruise Eden show that cruise ship tourism is on the rise in the Shire and is set to increase in future years.
A painting to be exhibited in the coming Flora Australis exhibition at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery has history in the area, says BVRG curator Iain Dawson.
Sealing works will carried out on three Shire roads this weekend.
Bega Valley Shire Council will be commencing construction of the new Bermagui Cycleway from Thursday 10 March to Thursday 24 March 2016.
Did you know that Australians eat about 270 million meat pies a year? Or that the well-known pie brand, Sargents were the caterers at the official opening of Parliament House in Canberra in 1927?
Bega Valley Shire Library is partnering with CoWS and IntoIT Sapphire Coast to bring award winning instrument builder, Derek Crannaford to Bega for a beginners DIY Synthesiser Workshop.
Bega Valley Shire Library will be hosting a coding night at Bermagui library once a month starting on Thursday 17 March.
Jenny Walker of Bega has won the Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s Young Womenâ€™s Scholarship, part of the Shireâ€™s International Womenâ€™s Day (IWD) celebrations.
A family trivia night will be held on Saturday 19 March at Merimbulaâ€™s Club Sapphire to raise awareness about plastic pollution in our oceans.
If you havenâ€™t been to Bermagui to check out this yearâ€™s Sculpture on the Edge, you have a few more days before it ends for another year.
Gipps Street Car Park, opposite Club Bega, will be closed on Monday 14 March 2016 due to line marking works being carried out by Bega Valley Shire Council.
The aim of the study is to provide direction for the ongoing provision of aquatic facilities in the shire to best meet the needs of the community over the next 10 â€“ 20 years.
Work on Carpenterâ€™s Bridge on Polacks Flat Road, Bemboka has been extended until Friday 18 March 2016.
Work on the new playground at Ford Park, Merimbula, is nearly complete.
Teenagers across the Shire are invited to find out more about creating movies with an iPad at one of the free workshops offered by Bega Valley Shire Library during Youth Week next month.
Bega Valley Shire Library will be hosting the Young at Heart Film Festival to celebrate Seniors Week during the first week of April.
An issue has come to Councilâ€™s attention relating to trading for larger businesses over the Easter period
Council is celebrating the opening of the Bega Park by holding an Easter Egg hunt. Come along and have some fun.
Bega Valley Shire Council is about to embark on a new discussion with two local communities on how to manage the risk of flooding in the area.
Bega Valley Shire Council will close for Easter at 4.30pm on Thursday, 24 March until 9am on Tuesday 29 March.
Users of lakes and lagoons north of Tathra will soon be able to have their say on the latest stage of the Rapid Catchment Assessment project.
People with an interest in the Bega area are invited to have their say on the preferred location of the Bega Memorial Clock Tower.
An update on the local Easter trading laws from Mayor, Michael Britten.
Road works on William and Sharpe Streets, Candelo, will occur from 30 March to 13 May 2016.
Bega Valley Shire Library is offering a range of exciting school holiday activities during the April school holidays and Youth Week.
Seniors throughout the Bega Valley Shire are preparing to celebrate Seniors Festival 2016, previously known as NSW Seniors Week, from 1 to 10 April.
Blanchards Road, Brogo, is partially closed to traffic due to a hole in the road that has exposed a pipe, about three kilometres from the intersection with the Princes Highway.
Bega Valley school kids have used crayon, pencil and paint to show their love of the local environment.
Thereâ€™s further action on securing the ongoing waste disposal needs of the shire, with construction of the second landfill cell at the Wanatta Lane Central Waste Facility nearing completion.
Work commences this week at Ford Park, Merimbula to construct a new accessible playground.
Berry lovers should avoid the temptation to pick blackberries on roadsides and public land in Bega Valley Shire.
Line marking for the new carpark in Littleton Gardens and Zingel Place will now take place on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 February, after forecasted rain prevented work being conducted this week.
The rain over the past few months in the region has been great for our farmers, however many people across NSW and the Bega Valley have suffered major property damage from these storms.
Councillors resolved to relocate the clock tower located at the intersection of Gipps and Carp Street in Bega at Wednesdayâ€™s Bega Valley Shire Council ordinary meeting.
Bega Valley Shire Council is asking the community to help name the new library currently being built at Tura Beach.
At the Council meeting on Wednesday 3 February 2016, in a public deputation on the Bega Clock Tower, Ms Judy Geary raised her concerns about Councilâ€™s protection of a number of â€œheritageâ€ items. The following information is provided in relation to the items raised by Ms Geary. Much of this information was provided to the Bega Valley Historical Society in 2015.
Bega Valley Shire Library welcomes Angelica Vega Labrana back to continue with her successful program of Spanish language teaching.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, will officially open the Flora Australis exhibition at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery on Friday, 11 March at 6pm.
Despite recent minor flooding the construction phase of the Mogareeka Boat Ramp Upgrade Project has commenced with Sydney based specialist marine construction company GPM Pty Ltd starting work.
A new e-services tool has been launched this week on Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s website that allows for the tracking of Development Applications and Complying Development Certificates.
Bega Valley Shire Council has given a helping hand to a community campaign aimed at reducing the number of single use plastic shopping bags being used in the Bega Valley.
Bega Valley Shire Library has reported a successful summer reading program with more than 150 children signing up to keep reading during the holidays.
Dr Christopher Chapman, the senior curator of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, has been selected as the judge of the 2016 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award in the Bega Valley Regional Gallery on Friday, 17 June.
Demolition work will commence on Monday 22 February at the Eden Cannery Site. The works will involve demolition of an existing shed, brick building and decommissioning of the fish kill tank.
Bega Valley Shire Library is supporting the 2016 Sculpture on the Edge festival by hosting the Jimmy Rix Artist Talk on Saturday 5 March and the popular SOTE Symposium on Sunday 6 March.
Bega Valley Shire Council will be closing the Beach Street, Merimbula foreshore parking from Monday 29 February through to Thursday 24 March 2016 to carry out works from the war memorial to the eastern end.
Consultants, Spiire will be conducting key stakeholder meetings and on site â€˜listening postsâ€™ early in March as the next phase in Councilâ€™s Coastal Master Planning Projects at Bruce Steer Pool in Bermagui, Short Point in Merimbula and the Pambula Surf Club Precinct.
With the new library and community facility at Tura Beach now under construction, Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking comments and feedback from the community to better understand current library use patterns, accessibility needs
Bega Valley Shire Council resolved this week to buy Eden's Hotel Australasia to restore and preserve the heritage value of the site.
Bega Valley Shire Council is working closely with Land and Property Information (LPI) and the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of NSW to improve property and site addressing within the Shire.
Bega Valley Shire Council rangers recently stepped up patrols to regulate offences under the Companion Animals Act for dogs not under effective control by means of a cord or leash in hot spot areas and in response to concerns from members of the public.
Following heavy rain within the Brogo River water supply catchment, Bega Valley Shire Council has introduced a Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measure.
Community groups wanting a share of $5000 in Council grants for organising National Youth Week events have until Friday to submit their applications.
The Bega Valley Shire 2016 Australia Day Ambassador is Australian entrepreneur, businessman, aviator, philanthropist and political activist, Dick Smith AC.
Locals and visitors are reminded they have until January 27 2016 to participate in the initial online survey stage of Councilâ€™s Coastal Parkland Planning projects at Bruce Steer Pool area at Bermagui, Short Point in Merimbula and the Pambula Surf Club Precinct.
Bega Valley Shire Council vegetation officers have been involved in the CSIRO release program of a new biological control agent for Crofton weed, the rust fungus.
Australia Day 2016 will be celebrated alongside the official opening of the new Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre in Zingel Place, Bega.
Road works will commence on Scott Street, Wolumla from the Princes Highway to 1.4 kilometres west of the 50km zone on Candelo Wolumla Road, Wolumla, from Monday 18 January to Friday 11 March 2016.
Bega Valley Shire Council is calling for nominations for the 2016 Senior of the Year award.
Construction of the new library and community centre at Tura Beach will begin on Monday next week.
As of 2pm today, Bega Valley Shire Council with the support of NSW Health has lifted the precautionary Boil Water Notice for the Brogo River supply system.
Surf lifesaving services on Aslings Beach are valued by the community and visitors to the area during the peak summer holiday season.
Bega Valley Shire Council is conducting smoke testing of property sewer lines in some areas of Eden commencing Tuesday 19 January.
A draft master plan on Bega Valley Shire Councilâ€™s sporting facilities in Bega and Pambula will end its exhibition period on Tuesday 2 February 2016.
Bega Valley Shire Council is pleased to announce the 2016 Citizen of the Year, Phil Moffitt, and joint Young Citizen winners James Bower Scott and Hannah Fernandez.
Free Technology Training courses will be available at Eden library starting in February with Bega library also offering iPad training for new and experienced users.
Zingel Place in Bega will be partially closed on Australia Day next week.
Line marking for the new carpark in Littleton Gardens and Zingel Place will take place on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January
Bega Valley Shire Library is starting a new after-school club called The Lab, suitable for children with high functioning Autism or Aspergerâ€™s, starting at Bega library from Tuesday 2 February.
Bega Valley Shire Council will be carrying out road widening works on Towamba Road next year.
The Bega Valley Regional Gallery is launching a new exhibit of photographs from renowned South Australian artist Christian Thompson on Friday 5 February 2016.
A total of four sewer spills have been confirmed following heavy rainfall over the weekend.