Local Government NSW has recognised Bega Valley Shire Council for the way it managed the clean-up of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge and Tathra fire.
Bega Valley Shire Council is rolling out the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) kerbside collection service to Wonboyn residents from Friday 13 December.
Key representatives from Rural Fire Service (RFS) Far South Coast, NSW Police and Bega Valley Shire Council met last week to ensure clear messages and processes are in place in relation to the fire access track at the southern end of Mirador Estate, following questions raised by residents.
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on two important draft land use strategies currently on public exhibition.
Bega Valley Shire Council is sending two free waste vouchers to residents this week to help people manage their extra household waste over the summer bushfire season, and just ahead of the holidays.
Over Christmas and New Year many of Council's offices and services will be affected by closures or a change in opening hours.
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on several key strategic planning documents that are now on exhibition.
Shire beaches will be patrolled over the summer holidays thanks to the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) and volunteers from Surf Life Saving NSW.
The chance to win an iPad will keep children and teens reading this summer with the Bega Valley Shire Library's Summer Reading Club.
We know how lucky we are to live in the Bega Valley and love that so many people visit our region to enjoy its beautiful, pristine environment. Please help us keep it that way!
Due to the loss of disinfection infrastructure through the impact of fire within the Brogo River water supply catchment, Bega Valley Shire Council has introduced a Boil Water Notice.
At Bemboka potable water, for drinking purposes only, is available at Bemboka fire shed. Please bring your own container.
Improving environmental and public health outcomes from the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) were the focus of two Council resolutions at yesterday’s (30 October) meeting.
Nominations open today for the Bega Valley Shire's 2019 Citizen, Young Citizen (under 25s) and Senior Citizen (over 65s) of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and the Australia Day awards.
The draft Bega Valley Shire Climate Resilience Strategy 2050 goes on public exhibition today until 16 December 2019 in public libraries, Council offices and at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/HaveYourSay
Bega Valley Shire Council today announced the grant application process is open for Seniors Festival 2020 activities. Local community groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for funding of up to $1,000 to assist in running events and activities next February aimed at engaging seniors in our community. Applications close on 1 December.
Bega Valley Shire Council is partnering with Atlas of Life to host an Insect Ramble in the Lake Curalo Foreshore Reserve in Eden from 10am on Sunday 10 November. Everyone is invited to join local naturalists and visiting scientists (entomologists and ecologists) on the search for butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers and bugs along the foreshore of Lake Curalo.
A new exhibition featuring some of Australia's most important Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists will open at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) on 15 November.
Bega Valley Shire Council would like to clarify a number of points on the process that has led up to Council’s decision on the location of the proposed ocean outfall in Merimbula Bay, in the light of recent media coverage, following Council decision on 30 October 2019.
To acknowledge International Women's Day 2020, Bega Valley Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on young women living in the Shire to apply for Young Women’s Scholarships worth up to $500 each.
Two workshops to capture issues and identify the solutions for creating and recruiting local jobs will be taking place in Bega and Eden next week.
Council will consider a report outlining feedback on the six-pool goal of Council (adopted in 2017) and funding options through a proposed Special Rate Variation (SRV) to cover the future operation, maintenance and upgrade costs associated with the Shire's pools at its meeting next Wednesday.
Major work will commence on the Candelo Pool shell on Monday, 25 November, following the recent discovery of serious defects in the structure during routine maintenance. The works, that will include repairs to the expansion joint and significant render remediation, will delay the opening of the pool now expected to be in late January ahead of the school carnival season.
The proposed extension to the Merimbula Airport runway has taken a significant step forward with the Development Application, including a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), on public exhibition from today.
Council has resolved to notify the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of its intention to apply for the incremental introduction (over three years) of a Special Rate Variation (SRV) to secure funding for the ongoing operation, maintenance and future capital upgrades of the Shire's six public swimming pools.
Due to the prevailing dry conditions, Council will be reducing unsealed road maintenance activities in the short-term.
The local community is encouraged to provide feedback on the draft Eden, Twofold Bay and Towamba River Flood Study after Council recently resolved to place the document on public exhibition.
Bega Valley Shire Library invites the community to a special event to mark the success of a pioneering program called Connecting Through Memory to be held on 5 December 2019 at 10.30 at the Bega Library.
Bega Valley Shire Council invites local community groups and organisations to apply for grants of up to $1,000 for activities to be held during Youth Week in 2020.
In the first year of Bega Valley Shire's FOGO bin collection service, residents have diverted almost 5000 tonnes of food and garden waste away from landfill, five times more than initial targets.
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.
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.
Fanatics, beginners and everyone in between will gather at the Murrah Hall from 10.00am this Saturday 19 October for Synth Surfers, the Bega Valley's very first synth festival.
Bega Valley Shire Council is excited to be partnering with the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce to bring the magic of visual merchandising guru, Carol Bagaric, to the retail communities of Merimbula and Eden next Wednesday and Thursday (23 and 24 October).
Bega Valley Shire, in partnership with well-known employment services provider Campbell Page, has embarked on 'Jobs & Skills Bega Valley' - a project to create a better environment for meaningful employment and learning opportunities into the future for people at all stages in life.
The Merimbula Airport terminal extension project is moving into the final stages, with a live transition into the upgraded terminal building set to be undertaken this weekend (2&3 November).
Council has today resolved to publicly exhibit its draft Bega Valley Shire Climate Resilience Strategy 2050 for public comment.
A partnership between Bega Valley Shire Council and South East Local Land Services (LLS) will see a rabbit control trial undertaken at Merimbula’s Short Point next week.
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.
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.
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.
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on the future of our public pools across the Shire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bega Valley Shire Council's FOGO compost might not be available until summer due to the introduction of curing into the composting process.
Councillor Sharon Tapscott was elected deputy mayor at this week's council meeting.
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.
Bega Valley Shire Council has prepared a draft Community Engagement Strategy, which sets out our commitment and engagement principles.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Local consultancy firm, NGH Environmental, are currently finalising an environmental assessment of plans to extend the Merimbula Airport runway.
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.
This is an event tailored to Sapphire Coast businesses to help you prepare for emergency situations and protect your business from disaster.
If you're a senior person experiencing memory loss (or their carer), then the Intergenerational Community Activities project is a program for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Bega Library will be closed for renovations from Thursday 4 July 2019 and will reopen on Monday 15 July 2019 at 9.30am.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new business that turns fish waste into compost will help solve an ongoing problem facing Bega Valley boat ramp areas.
Bega Valley Shire Council offices will close at 4.30pm tomorrow (Thursday 18 April) to observe public holiday closures over Easter.
A draft planning proposal to amend the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) is currently on exhibition for public comment.
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.
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.
Work is set to commence this week on the much-anticipated Merimbula Airport Terminal Extension after the Development Application was approved recently.
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.
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.
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.
Bega Valley Shire Council is delighted to have secured $999,970 in funding under the Federal Government's Drought Communities Programme.
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.
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.
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.
Bega Valley Shire Council will not be reinstating any road load limits in the Candelo-Wolumla area until State Government regulations are changed.
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.
The drilling stage of the Bega groundwater hydrology investigation commenced this week near the existing Bega Borefield.
An intensive program of flood recovery works targeting the local transport network is nearing successful completion.
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.
A project to improve the road surface and drainage along Upper Brogo Road is set to commence next Tuesday (29 January).
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.