Volunteers are the backbone of our shire and Bega Valley Shire Council would like to recognise and celebrate their valuable contribution during this year’s National Volunteer Week (17 to 23 May) by showcasing as many Volunteers In Action photos as we can muster.
Council welcomes the announcement of local funding awarded through round two of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund, citing the important boost it represents for key community-led recovery projects.
Tiega Williams-Orr is a life coach and the founder of By Tiega, based in Bermagui.
Bega Valley’s libraries are participating in the National Simultaneous Storytime event on Wednesday 19 May, where guest speakers will read the story, Give Me Some Space by Philip Bunting, at the same time across Australia, and this year from space.
A project to restore, revitalise and fortify the iconic Tathra Wharf has taken a major step forward with divers conducting deep water structural inspections and assessments onsite.
Council is seeking community feedback on its draft Operational Plan and Budget 2021 2022, which outlines what Council will do next financial year to meet the needs of the community, within the available funding sources and staffing levels.
Bega Valley Shire Councillors today agreed to appoint Mr Anthony McMahon as Acting CEO when the General Manager position becomes vacant in early July.
Bega Valley Shire Council’s Community Recovery Contribution Program has contributed almost $54,000 to support 23 significant and meaningful events and activities across the shire.
Council is working quickly to ensure safe access for the community and road users across our road network, following the recent flooding.
Airlines will soon be able to land larger aircraft at Merimbula airport thanks to runway extension plans given the green light by the Southern Regional Planning Panel last week.
Bega Valley Shire Council today resolved to urgently advocate to the NSW Government that it assumes responsibility for the Bermagui-Tathra Road, given the government’s capacity and financial resources.
Council is seeking input from the local community on its draft flood study findings for the catchment areas of the Pambula River, Pambula Lake and Yowaka River and surrounding areas.
The all-inclusive playground in Bermagui's Apex Park is open in time for the Easter break and school holidays.
Council encourages feedback on proposed changes to its awards, grants and scholarships programs.
Bega Valley Shire Council welcomes the $1.9 million investment to seal Kameruka Lane announced by Member for Bega, Andrew Constance yesterday.
Level 4 water restrictions for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system will be lifted at 5pm today.
A bushfire damaged section of Towamba Road has been restricted to single-lane traffic following discovery of unstable ground during repair works.
Celebrations for National Youth Week began early in the Bega Valley with the launch of a Youth Mural yesterday at the Wallaga Lake community hall.
A string of break-ins and thefts at Council-owned facilities could lead to heightened security measures, including the end of cash payments at the shire’s tips.
The NSW Seniors' Festival is celebrated between Tuesday 13 and Saturday 24 April, to recognise the role seniors play and the contribution they make to our community.
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest for the operation and management of Bega Saleyards.
Merimbula McDonald’s has committed to divert its food waste from landfill through Bega Valley Shire Council’s FOGO (Food Organics and Garden Organics) for Business scheme.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery is seeking expressions of interest from local artists, creatives, performers and musicians for its August extravaganza, ART MONTH Sapphire Coast.
BRVG: PORT, Bega Valley Regional Gallery's latest pop-up exhibition space at the Eden Welcome Centre will feature its First Nations collection, Nhawandyi/Nanda Beeyaa: I see you, killer whale from 30 April to 17 September.
A pilot program aimed at reducing the incidence and severity of heat-related illnesses in three vulnerable shire villages is wrapping up, with the next stage being to put three village halls, newly equipped as 'cooler refuges', to the test next summer.
James Bristow's small business journey with Valiant Coffee started with an idea involving a 1960’s surf-style wooden caravan and a rustic 1966 Valiant Safari, both of which were in Alice Springs at the time.
NSW Health has advised that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in the sewage system at Merimbula.
A new Bega Valley Shire Council campaign aimed at helping trunk main customers to improve their water supply has kicked off with some frank advice for rural residents.
A CCTV camera inspection program, targeting sections of Bega Valley Shire Council’s stormwater network will start in May.
A Citizenship ceremony was held today in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, welcoming 30 new Australian Citizens.
The two sessions of this year's Sydney Writers' Festival will be livestreamed from the Regional Learning Centre in Merimbula on Saturday 1 May.
As water levels in creeks and rivers return to normal, Bega Valley Shire Council has revealed how staff worked around the clock to avoid issuing a boil water notice after the last flood event.
The popular on-demand film streaming service, hoopla digital, is available for free at Bega Valley Shire Library.
A drive to extend the focus of Australia’s annual clean-up day is taking place in the Bega Valley Shire.
The upgrade and sealing of the Towamba and Burragate roads is progressing well, with the first coating of stone and bitumen currently being laid.
ClubGRANTS is officially open, and Bega Valley Shire Council and registered clubs in the shire urge local groups to apply for funding for projects and services that contribute to the wellbeing of local communities.
Bega Valley Shire Council welcomes the almost $16.8 million investment in our bridges announced by Member for Bega, Andrew Constance yesterday.
Bega Valley Shire Council will celebrate the region's cultural diversity and inclusiveness with a free COVID Safe Harmony Week event in Littleton Gardens from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 20 March.
Plans to modernise Bega Valley Shire Council’s waste management practices are confirmed, with steps in place to reduce landfill dependency and its associated costs.
Bega Valley small business owners are encouraged to apply for a free, accredited training course to help their business thrive and grow.
Amanda Kate is a qualified and experienced interior architect and designer of 15 years.
The beautiful views and natural delights of the Tura Headland walking track will soon be open to more people following upcoming works to improve accessibility and enjoyment.
Bega Valley Shire Council encourages feedback on proposed amendments to the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013, to support economic development and employment opportunities throughout the shire.
Bega Valley Shire Council encourages feedback on the draft Use of Public Land (Local Approvals) Policy, which aims to provide a clear and simplified pathway for activities to enhance the shire's public spaces.
It’s the conundrum that faces many Year 12 graduates: okay, what now? From their first day at pre-school to sitting their final HSC exam, students have been in the business of learning, preparing themselves for that moment when an unknown path stretches before them.
Today marks the third anniversary of the Tathra and Reedy Swamp bushfires.
Stage 1 works of a two-stage project to provide safer, all-weather access to the South East Regional Hospital are complete with the sealing and widening of Boundary Road in Bega.
Bega Valley Shire Council encourages the communities of Quaama and Kiah to have their say on the development of the Green Shoots program in their region.
Bega Valley Shire Councillors are returning to regular face-to-face meetings as the valley approaches a year without any local COVID-19 cases.
Level 4 water restrictions have come into effect for customers using the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system.
Works on a major project to seal the Towamba and Burragate Roads are progressing well, with the mountainous section from Ben Boyd Road to Nullica coming next.
Appy Connections is the brainchild of Kristi Sproates, a developmental educator.
Work is complete on the Lake Street Shared Path in Merimbula and residents and visitors are invited to try out the new path and experience the breathtaking views from the new lookout.
Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Cr Russell Fitzpatrick has welcomed the Bega Valley Shire being eligible to apply for disaster relief funding following last week’s heavy rain and flooding.
Bega Valley Shire Council offices will close at 4.30pm on Thursday 1 April to observe public holiday closures over Easter.
Sunday 28 March marked the last day of the shire’s 2020-2021 outdoor swimming pool season.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery is excited to announce its next public exhibition, CONCRETE: Art Design Architecture; officially opening on Friday 9 April at 6pm.
Bega Valley seniors are in for a creative treat during Seniors’ Week (10-24 April) with Never Too Late to Make It!, a get active free expo at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.
Bega Valley Shire Council's three-year Catchment Stabilisation and Estuarine Protection project is progressing well, and Council is pleased to be on the threshold of the next stage of work.
Several communities across the Bega Valley have successfully secured funding under the Community Recovery Contribution Program and are now actively planning recovery events and projects in their community.
Recognising the importance of developing local student's skills and abilities, Bega Valley Shire Council is calling for nominations for this year's round of Further Education Scholarships for students.
Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick has reached out to Western Australian communities currently battling bushfires, offering support and experience drawn from Council’s own learnings in disaster response and recovery.
Council has launched a new, consolidated "super" procurement panel to cover all categories of civil and trade works and services, making it easier for suppliers to bid for Council work.
Work on Stage 2 of the Connectivity Improvements to the Port of Eden project - the Imlay Street and Albert Terrace upgrade - will begin on Monday 15 February 2021.
Council is seeking public feedback on proposed amendments to the Eden Town Centre section of Council's Development Control Plan 2013 that would ensure any new developments were sympathetic to the existing character of the area.
Andy Willis walks the talk when it comes to running his business, Working From Anywhere, which he started in 2015. Although he lives in Tathra, Andy runs his business from wherever he needs to be each day.
Council has partnered with Fortem Australia and COORDINARE to provide a free, community-led event to celebrate the Tathra community’s spirit, resilience and mateship.
Council’s General Manager, Leanne Barnes has formally advised Councillors of her intention not to seek a renewal of her contract when it expires later this year.
Misuse of a community waste service at the Cobargo showground has left local residents feeling frustrated.
Council has partnered with local software engineering company, 2pi Software, to launch a series of free makerspace sessions in the Bega Youth Space from Monday 22 February.
It was an all too common notice given to the shire’s northern residents: after heavy rain, boil your tap water.
A project aimed at re-establishing and enhancing the coastal dune systems is well underway across the Shire.
Bega Valley Shire Library is participating in a project to help identify local barriers to library visits and engagement with library activities, with a short survey launched today.
To mark the anniversary of the Black Summer bushfires, Bega Valley Shire pools will offer free entry on Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 March.
Bega Valley Shire Council's Draft 2021-2025 Disability Inclusion Action Plan is now on public exhibition and open for comment until 31 May 2021.
A much-needed boost for local jobs is on the horizon with plans for a purpose-built operations depot and water treatment plant progressing well in Bega.
Mal Barnes established Mal's Pizza Bite in Bega just over 14 years ago.
The NSW Government has today announced two visitors to our region have tested positive to COVID-19.
Bega Valley Shire Council wishes to clarify the current cross-border travel permissions for residents of border communities in Victoria and New South Wales following the recent closure of the Victoria/New South Wales border.
Bega Valley Shire Library's successful Where There's Smoke writing workshops - for those wanting to share their summer bushfire experiences - will be held in Bega, Bemboka and Eden in January and February this year.
Bega Valley Shire Library is celebrating International Women's Day this year with an evening of true and personal storytelling and live music.
Bega Valley Shire Council has extended the closing date for its annual International Women's Day scholarships to 25 January.
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking community feedback on its draft Cemetery Strategy 2020–2030.
Eden small business owner, Karen Lott, owns Sprout Eden café. Socially conscious and community focussed, she sources locally grown produce as ingredients for Sprout’s fresh foods and cakes, and provides a point of sale for local food products, such as condiments, smoked foods, dairy products and breads.
Bega Valley Shire Council’s dedicated emergency and restorations works team oversaw repairs to damaged transport infrastructure and other public assets valued at more than $30 million in 2020.
Council invites Bega Valley residents to its COVIDSafe Australia Day celebrations, which will begin at 7am on Tuesday 26 January with a free breakfast in Bega’s Littleton Gardens.
Cr Kristy McBain has resigned from her position as Councillor for the Bega Valley Shire, but will continue to champion for the shire as federal Member for Eden-Monaro.
A new water treatment plant in the early stages of planning and development is set to deliver improved water quality to the southern end of the shire.
Council is hosting Summer Splash, with a number of fun activities for young people at our local swimming pools over the next two weeks, so they can relax and enjoy themselves.
Bega Valley Shire Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick is encouraging all eligible businesses in the Bega Valley Shire to register for Dine & Discover NSW, which will be piloted in the Shire from late February.
Anita Turner established Sapphire Graphics in 2018, after participating in the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, a government initiative that assists people wanting to start their own business.