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"Have Your Say" on gallery redevelopment

Bega Valley Shire Council is working to deepen the already dynamic local arts and cultural community with the development of a new Regional Gallery.




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$1.149 million for bushfire affected coastal waterways

Bega Valley Shire Council is to receive more than $1 million from the NSW government, to ease the impact of the summer bushfires on coastal waterways.




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'Let's do more together' for Seniors Festival

Bega Valley Shire libraries will host morning teas and information sessions about library services for senior residents to celebrate Seniors Festival in March.




'Murunna Point Revisited' - book launch at Bermagui Library

Local author, essayist and critic, Ian McFarlane will release his latest collection of essays, stories and poems, 'Murunna Point Revisited' at Bermagui Library on Saturday, 8 April at 10am.




'Raw and Risky' - Food Safety Week 2016

'Raw and Risky' is the theme for the 20th Australian Food Safety Week.






‘Choose your own bill’ exercise to help future water and sewerage plan

A new long-term strategic plan to improve Bega Valley Shire Council’s water and sewerage services is being drafted with help from the community.




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2016 Senior Citizens of the Year

Two high performing local volunteers were honoured on Saturday as the Joint 2016 Bega Valley Shire Senior Citizens of the Year.




2019 Communtiy Service Medallion Recipients

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.




2020 Youth Speak survey launched

Council wants to know what young people living in in the Bega Valley, aged 12 to 25, need to support their ambitions, hopes and dreams, so it can help create the resources, services and facilities to meet those needs.




2021 Citizen of the Year nominations invited

Nominations are open for the Bega Valley Shire’s 2021 Citizen, Young Citizen (under 25s) and Senior Citizen (over 65s) of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and the Australia Day awards and close on 16 November 2020.




21st Century 'Make-a-tivities' for Youth Week & school holidays

Teenagers will be able to experiment with digital music and visual mediums during Youth Week with two exciting free workshops organised by Bega Valley Shire Library.




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3 May deadline for feedback on Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

Bega Valley Shire Council is pleased with the strong response to its Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement, and is encouraged by the thinking behind the feedback and considered suggestions across a range of land use actions.




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40% of destroyed properties unregistered for clean up, don't miss out, register NOW!

Communities north, west and south in the Bega Valley are waiting for the clean-up of bushfire affected properties to start. However, Council is concerned some people will miss out.




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A changed Civic Centre management structure

A change to the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre management structure has been made to better meet with community expectations.




A Destination for All - Coastal Accessibility Projects

Destination for all projects




A focus on ferals at Tura Marrang Library

A Merimbula based author is highlighting the toll introduced species have on the local environment, with a special event at Tura Marrang Library later this month adding weight to the message.




A great friend lost - Vale Patrick Simon

Bega Valley Shire Council staff and Councillors have been left shocked and profoundly saddened by the news that the Mayor of Villers-Bretonneux, Mr Patrick Simon, has passed away.




A pocketful of poets at Bega library

Four local poets will come together to provide an entertaining hour of poetry and launch their recent publications at the Bega library on Saturday 26 May from 10.00am.




A solemn memorial one year on

Flags are flying at half-mast in Littleton Gardens in Bega today to acknowledge the first anniversary of the start of the Black Summer bushfires in our Shire.




A to Z Recycling Guide

Find out what you can put in what bin. Using the right disposal method for unwanted items will help improve recycling and reuse rates.




A virtual, online celebration planned to thank Bega Valley's volunteers

National Volunteer Week kicks off on Monday 18 May; a chance to celebrate the enormous difference our Bega Valley volunteers make to our lives and our communities.




A workshop to find a Pathway Home

Bega Valley Shire Council is expanding its bushfire recovery resources with the introduction of a Pathway Home workshop and drop-in session later in September.




Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The Bega Valley Shire Council aims to work in partnership with Local Aboriginal Land Councils of the Shire. A Memorandum of Understanding is the primary framework for Council's work with Aboriginal communities.




Aboriginal Cultural Heritage - raising the bar

Bega Valley Shire Council is committed to pursuing best practice when it comes to consideration of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage in our Development Control Plan (DCP) and we are seeking the community's support and assistance to ensure this can occur.




About

An improved treatment plant, a new ocean outfall and increased reuse capability together provide a balanced solution, which is viable and environmentally sustainable.




About Biosecurity

Council has a legal obligation to manage the biosecurity risk by reducing the impacts of priority weeds.




About FOGO

A weekly food and garden organics collection service to divert waste from landfill and increase production of compost




About inspections

Inspections during construction are important - they ensure compliance with development consent conditions and Construction and Complying Development Certificates, and also ensure building work meets proper standards of health, safety and amenity.




About our sewerage services

Bega Valley Shire Council is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of sewerage services to the community. Council collects sewage and liquid trade waste from customers and transports it to where it is treated and then disposes of it or recycles it.




About our Water Supply Services

Bega Valley Shire Council is a local water utility that provides water to residential and non-residential customers




About sewage treatment

The main reasons for treating sewage are to protect public health as sewage contains bacteria, viruses and protozoa in very high numbers. Some of these can be pathogenic (disease or illness causing) to humans. It also help protect the environment in general.




About the airport

General details about Merimbula Airport including the Merimbula Airport Masterplan 2033.




About the Bega Valley Shire

The Bega Valley Shire and its surrounds... the unique coastline abounds in deserted beaches, tranquil rainforests, serene rivers and lakes, and picturesque mountain backdrops.




About the Fund

The story behind the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.




Access all areas, an inclusive shire

Bega Valley Shire Council is building opportunities by being an inclusive community, with the release of the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan.




Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

A strategic level Committee to provide advice to bring about improvements to access and inclusion issues




Access Improvement Grants

The aim is to support projects that improve access for all residents and visitors in the Bega Valley Shire.




Access path trial will continue

The joy and enthusiasm seen within the local community around the access path on Pambula Beach will ensure that Council’s trial pushes on despite the setback presented by this week’s huge seas.




Access to Information (GIPA)

Council is committed to providing appropriate access to information held by Council. We are proactive in ensuring as much information as possible is available to the public.




Accessibility

This page describes Bega Valley Shire Council's commitment to online accessibility and the features available to improve visitors experience on this site.




Accidental Aid Worker author talk

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.




Accommodation Assistance

Housing assistance for residents who are temporarily or permanently displaced as a result of the NSW bushfires.




Act now to start your career as a swim teacher

Don’t let a career as a qualified swim instructor slip through your fingers, now is the time to act.




Activating and Lighting Bega's Public Spaces

If you are a user of the Bega Sporting Complex or you visit Bega Park (above the Bega Pool), you may have noticed that these areas have been lit up to improve the use, function and safety of these sites.




Activating Eden, building the local economy

As work on the Imlay Street beautification moves towards completion, Bega Valley Shire Council is encouraging the Eden community and the town’s business people to take part in a ‘Place Activation Workshop’.




Activities and entertainment to mark Harmony Week

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.




Additional dog recreation areas declared

Bega Valley Shire Council has resolved to increase the number of areas where dogs can be exercised in parks and beaches in Tathra, Pambula Beach and Merimbula.




Addressing the affordable housing crisis

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has taken two significant steps forward to help address the affordable housing crisis, with the release of a draft Affordable Housing Strategy and a commitment to reinvest the proceeds from the sale of Narira Village Complex into a new community housing development in the shire.




Affordable Housing Strategy

The Draft Affordable Housing Strategy provides a framework to respond to housing need in the Bega Valley Shire to 2040.




After the storms and floods

In the wake of the weekend’s storms and floods, Bega Valley Shire Council has shifted into clear-up mode.




Ageing & Disability services

Bega Valley Shire Council Ageing and Disability Services aim to support people to live at home independently, participate in their community, and achieve their goals.




Agile response to water restrictions adopted

The region will be looking to the skies this weekend to extinguish the flames that still burn in our landscape and to top up our depleted water reserves.




Airport

Merimbula Airport is an airport serving Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia. It is located 1 nautical mile south of Merimbula and operated by Merimbula Airport Operations Pty. Ltd.




Airport closed for six weeks from 31 January

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Merimbula Airport will be closed for six weeks from 31 January 2022 to enable the runway extension and strengthening project to be completed as planned, with the airport expected to return to normal operation on Monday 14 March 2022.




Airport runway extension flying ahead

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Merimbula Airport will return to normal operation on Monday 20 December, with phase one of the runway extension works nearing completion.




Airport runway program of works confirmed

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has confirmed a two-phased approach for the upcoming Merimbula airport runway extension project to minimise the impact for aviation operators and the tourism industry.




Airport works continue: focus on new General Aviation precinct

With pilots praising the freshly sealed and extended runway at Merimbula Airport, works are now focussing on the development of a greatly improved General Aviation precinct.




Akmal

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Akmal returns to Bega by popular demand. Although we're not sure who made these demands and how popular they were. Akmal is one of the funniest comedians in the world. The fact that he has written this blurb does not take away from his genius. He will be doing a best of show, bringing comedic gold selected from the previous 25 years. Happy ending guaranteed (for an extra twenty bucks). *No kids, no real estate agents, no refunds. Four 1/2 stars "A fantastic night, I loved him.

Doors open 7.30 pm
Performance 8.00 pm - 9.30 pm




Aldi investigates Merimbula outlet

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.




Alfresco dining extended in time for Summer

The Bega Valley Shire is set to benefit from the rollout of the NSW Government’s Dine & Discover NSW program which will see the expansion of outdoor dining extended to small bars and pubs across the Shire.




All about Compost

Make the most of your locally-produced compost and mulch, available at Merimbula, Eden, Wallagoot and Bermagui tips.




All things compost

Make the most of your locally-produced compost and mulch, available at Merimbula, Eden, Wallagoot and Bermagui tips.




Another award for solar farm project

The Tathra Community Solar Farm project has been highly commended in the NSW Local Government Awards for Excellence in Environmental Leadership and Sustainability.




Another step towards wharf restoration

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.




Anthony McMahon appointed Chief Executive Officer

Mr Anthony McMahon has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bega Valley Shire Council.




Apex Park Cobargo toilets complete

Construction of the new public amenities at Apex Park in Cobargo is now complete, with linking pathways and finishing touches completed late last month.




Appeal distribution moves onto Stage 2

With the initial allocation of the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund now completed, the committee have moved directly onto Stage 2.




Appeal fund allocation announced

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.




Appeal Fund distribution progressing

The distribution of Stage 1 of the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund is nearing completion.




Appeal period ends for Flight School DA

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).




Applications open for Community Recovery Contribution Program

Shire residents affected by the summer bushfires can apply to the Community Recovery Contribution Program for a small financial contribution, up to $2,500, to go towards community-led recovery activities.




Applications open for small business accredited training course

Bega Valley small business owners are encouraged to apply for a free, accredited training course to help their business thrive and grow.




Apply for a Development Application

Lodge a Development Application (including modifications and reviews with Council online using the NSW Planning Portal.




Apply now for Youth Week 2020

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.




Approval for Cobargo landfill construction

Council is very happy to have received approval from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to convert the fire impacted Cobargo Transfer Station into an engineered landfill site.




Approvals

Event organisers must gain approval from local, and sometimes state, authorities to hold public events.




Approved DAs

View recently approved Development Applications.




Aquatic Facilities Review on exhibition

Public pools in the Shire are highly valued by the communities that dive into them.




Architects engaged for Kiah and Wandella hall concept designs

MEDIA RELEASE - Council has engaged architectural firms Stone Three Design, Complete Urban Pty Ltd and Facility Design Group Pty Ltd to provide concept designs for the new community halls at Kiah and Wandella.




Are you ready for a bushfire?

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.




Arrivals and departures

Merimbula Airport Flight Information.




Art and infrastructure recognised by peers

Two significant local projects have been nominated in the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards.




ART MONTH Sapphire Coast program launched

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Regional Gallery is excited to launch the ART MONTH Sapphire Coast program, with more than 60 spectacular and engaging events taking place across the month of August.




Art Month Sapphire Coast to launch

This winter, arts and culture continue to shine on the Sapphire Coast despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.




Artistic response to Littleton Gardens vandalism

The anger and expense tied to the recent vandalism of trees in Bega’s Littleton Gardens has been replaced this morning (Friday) by a pop-up paper art installation.




Assistance sought after bollard removal

Bega Valley Shire Council is calling for public assistance to identify the person responsible for removing a shared zone bollard at Bar Beach in Merimbula.




Attention turns to repairs on Towamba and Burragate roads

MEDIA RELEASE - The recent severe rain events have resulted in a delay to the sealing of the remainder of the Towamba and Burragate roads, with emergency repairs the current focus.




Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Provides a forum for communication between all stakeholders such as Council, CEO, Senior Management and Internal and External Audit.




Audited financial statements adopted

Councillors adopted the 2018-19 audited financial statements at yesterday's meeting, with the documents to be now posted to Council's website and placed in the libraries across the Shire.




Audited financial statements for public review

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council’s audited financial statements for the 2020-21 Financial Year are available for public review and will be presented to Councillors for noting at the 9 February 2022 Council meeting.




Aurelia Quartet offers musical storytime

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 Eden libraries in May.




Auslan brings stories to life at library

It’s the tale of a little dragon who lost his spark, and the first book of many that will help Deaf and hard of hearing kids to find joy in storytime.




Australia Day awards nomination closing date extended

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The nomination closing date for Bega Valley Shire’s 2022 Citizen of the Year Award, Senior Citizen Award, Young Citizen Award and the Bega Valley Medallion Award has been extended to 28 November.




Australia Day event supports community

Australia Day 2020 will be the first celebratory event of the year for most of us in the Bega Valley as new year events turned into non-events in the midst of our bushfires.




Australian Citizenship

How to arrange to apply become an Australian Citizen with the Department of Home Affairs and make arrangements with Bega Valley Shire Council to attend a Citizenship Ceremony once your application has been approved.




Australian Lifeguard Service back for summer

The familiar red and yellow uniforms of the Australian Lifeguard Service will once again be a fixture on our beaches across the Shire this summer.




Australia's first celebrities come to Tura Marrange Library in Travelling display

Explore how the koala and the waratah were first depicted over 200 years ago, and how they have evolved over time to quickly become national icons in a new travelling display opening at the Tura Marrang Library from 1 - 15 December.




Authority to Act

Authorise someone to act on your behalf.




Authors visit Shire libraries

Readers and writers in the south east will be spoilt for choice when two authors visit Bega Valley shire libraries next month.




Avoid water-based activities - Lake Curalo

MEDIA ALERT 2022 - All fishing and water-based activities within Lake Curalo, Eden, should be avoided until Thursday 13 January.




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'Back in the Day' - an exhibition of Wallaga Lake community photographs

A unique and extensive collection of over 400 photographs of First Nations people living at Wallaga Lake and Bermagui will be revealed to the wider community on Friday 3 November and members of the public are warmly invited.




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Back Yard Burning

Procedure for burning of ALL vegetation or other waste in the Bega Valley LGA.




Bag it, REDcycle it, and repeat!

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Free soft plastics collection totes are now available to get the Bega Valley Shire recycling its plastic bags, wrappers and packets.




Balloon ban opens new ways to celebrate

There are still lots or ways to inject colour and fun into your outdoor celebration without using helium filled balloons.




Bar Beach Merimbula closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns

Following concerns raised by the local community and officers from South Coast Police District, the car park at Bar Beach, Merimbula is now closed to the public.




Bar Beach restrictions relaxed

The Bega Valley Local Emergency Management Committee has today removed restrictions on accessing Bar Beach at Merimbula.




Barclay Street Sportsground and Community pavilion complete

MEDIA RELEASE - Construction of the new Barclay Street Sportsground and Community pavilion in Eden is complete and ready for use, with a formal opening event planned for next year.




Barclay Street Sportsground Revitalisation

Construct new pavilion and install flood lighting at the Barclay Street Sportsground AFL/Cricket oval.




Barking Dogs

Information about barking dogs and where you can get assistance.




Barriers & Fencing

There are strict rules for fencing and other approved child-resistant barriers to be installed around swimming pools and spa pools, and penalties apply.




Be Kind Bega Valley Shire

Be Kind is about taking time for yourself, connecting with others, looking after each other and supporting businesses in the Bega Valley.




Be Kind to Business

Welcome back to our returning visitors, we missed you!




Be Kind to Others

Being kind to others is especially important over the summer period.




Be Kind to Yourself

It's okay to take time for you.




Be prepared this summer

Do you have a plan? It's a question we are hearing asked more and more regarding the danger bushfires pose and being prepared, but can you and your family honestly say yes?




Beaches

Beaches of the Bega Valley Shire.




Beaches and Lifeguard Services

Bega Valley Shire Lifeguard services over summer.




Beachwatch

Council monitors the water quality of 14 popular local swimming areas weekly over summer to make sure that water quality is ok for swimming.




Beachwatch is back

Summer has started and so has Bega Valley Shire Council's work in the 2016-17 Beachwatch Partnership Program.




Beauty Point Boat Ramp

Access to Wallaga Lake - principally for recreational boating, water skiing and recreational fishing.




Bega and Brogo Rivers Flood Warning System

The Bega and Brogo Rivers Flood Warning System feasibility study will contribute to informing the delivery of flood warnings for the community.




Bega and Brogo Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

This study and plan is being undertaken to assess options to manage the flood risk for the Bega and Brogo Rivers.




Bega and Eden parking signs erected

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.




Bega approved as new COVID-19 sewage sampling site

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Cr Russell Fitzpatrick has confirmed the Bega Sewage Treatment Plant will be included in the NSW COVID-19 Surveillance Program as of next week.




Bega Candelo Road closed: large tree down

A large tree has fallen across both lanes of the Bega Candelo Road in Candelo.




Bega celebrates World Environment Day

MEDIA RELEASE - The Bega Valley Shire will celebrate World Environment Day with a free presentation by Anna Lindstrand from Potoroo Palace and Cowsnest Wildlife Sanctuary at Bega Library on Saturday 5 June from 10.30am to 11.30am.




Bega clock tower repairs this month

The Dr Evershed Memorial Clock in Bega will be ticking away and telling the time again after repair works scheduled for Monday and Tuesday 23/24 January.




Bega clock tower up for discussion

People with an interest in the Bega area are invited to have their say on the preferred location of the Bega Memorial Clock Tower.




Bega Eden Merrimans (BEM) Liaison Committee

The Committee is a formal advisory body of Council for the purposes of considering, discussing and advising on the implementation of the MOU between Council and Local Aboriginal Land Council’s.




Bega Library to close for renovations

Bega Library will be closed for renovations from Thursday 4 July 2019 and will reopen on Monday 15 July 2019 at 9.30am.




Bega Library to close on three Saturdays this month

MEDIA RELEASE - The Bega Valley Shire Library will close on three Saturdays in January to allow contractors to conduct major demolition and renovation works at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery next door.




Bega Park opening

Council is celebrating the opening of the Bega Park by holding an Easter Egg hunt. Come along and have some fun.




Bega pool upgrade moves to detailed design stage

Bega Valley Shire Council has endorsed concept plans for the refurbishment and upgrade of the Bega War Memorial swimming pool, paving the way for further project development and applications for external funding for the project.




Bega River Estuary Restoration

This project seeks to restore the riparian area on the lower Bega River.




Bega Saleyard Stakeholder Advisory Group formed

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The Bega Saleyard Stakeholder Advisory Group has been formed with the appointment of Matthew Maddern and Grant Robertson as the local industry representatives following an expression of interest process run last month.




Bega sewage treatment plant (STP)

Annotated photos and diagrams of the Bega Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) showing the main treatment process units and Environment Protection Licence monitoring locations.




Bega Sports Complex Building Project

A 'multi-use' approach to increases the sites ability to host a range of facilities for the community




Bega Tathra Road and Kerrisons Lane Road Works

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.




Bega the new home of Vegemite - wow!

Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Kristy McBain has congratulated Bega Cheese for its acquisition of Vegemite.




Bega to Kalaru Shared Path

Council is undertaking a feasibility study to determine the viability of creating a shared path from Kalaru to Bega.




Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shire Councils - partners in the future

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.




Bega Valley aquatic facilities planning study underway

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 – 20 years.




Bega Valley Bushfire funding update

In these days of bushfire recovery its easy to be overwhelmed by the level government and non-government funding and assistance for our community at this time. One natural reaction is to simply shutdown to the news and information flow.




Bega Valley Bushfires - six months on

We find ourselves at the six month mark in our long, emotional and complex bushfire recovery journey. Milestones like this are reason to reflect on where we have come from and where we are headed.




Bega Valley Business Support

A support group has been established in the Bega Valley to help facilitate local led Recovery for small business in the Bega Valley.




Bega Valley Business Support Group

Bega Valley Business Support Group (BSG), facilitating local led Recovery for small business in the Bega Valley.




Bega Valley Business Support Group coming to a town near you

The Bega Valley Business Support Group, of which Council is a member, is conducting a Roadshow to guide small business owners to the right business support at the right time.




Bega Valley Club Grants

Club Grants is a state-wide initiative that provides financial support for projects and services that contribute to the wellbeing of local communities.




Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre

Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre a multi-functional community space available for hire.




Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

The Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is a perpetual fund established by Bega Valley Shire Council in partnership with Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast.




Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund update

The Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is designed to assist and support the community in its recovery from natural disaster now and into the future.




Bega Valley Community Strategic Plan

Bega Valley Shire Community Strategic Plan 2040. The community vision, goals and strategies for the next 10 years.




Bega Valley experience needed for Bushfire Royal Commission

Bega Valley Mayor Kristy McBain is urging her community to share their stories and knowledge of this summer's bushfires with the Royal Commission set up to investigate the disaster.




Bega Valley Future Shaper

A chance to get hands-on with a group of up to 80 other young people who will take the ideas from the Bega Valley Youth Forum and create a real-world initiative that will help create positive change for young people in you community.




Bega Valley gets 'Back to Business'

Back to Business Week has culminated in Merimbula with an inspiring presentation from Canberra based business coach Natasha Vanzetti.




Bega Valley gin distillery navigating a future beyond bushfires and COVID-19

Like many businesses in the Bega Valley, North of Eden gin has had to navigate the mountainous highs and cavernous lows of the 2020 Bega Valley bushfires and COVID-19.




Bega Valley included in Dine & Discover NSW pilot

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.




Bega Valley libraries to celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime

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.




Bega Valley Local Emergency Management Committee

Council facilitates the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) who are responsible for the formation of plans in relation to the prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies in the Bega Valley.




Bega Valley Mayor appointed to leadership of regional organisations

The voice of the Bega Valley Shire will be better represented on a regional level thanks to Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick’s election to Chair and Executive of two key organisations.




Bega Valley Medallion Award

This award is for the outstanding work of volunteers. People who give up their time for the benefit of the community.




Bega Valley Museum Advisory Committee

The Bega Valley Museum Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations for developing and creating effective networks and partnerships between Bega Valley Shire museum users and the community.




Bega valley recycling centre now open

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.




Bega Valley Regional Gallery

The Bega Valley Regional Gallery, despite being the smallest and most modestly endowed Regional Gallery in NSW, maintains a refreshingly robust exhibition program that showcases not only the best of local and regional practice but also the work of artists that are au courant on the national and international contemporary art scene.




Bega Valley Regional Gallery upgrade

The redevelopment and expansion of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery is to be at its current site.




Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre

The Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre is the perfect location for your meeting, training, recruitment interviews or team workshop.




Bega Valley Shire at National General Assembly

Bega Valley Shire Council has been an active participant in this week's National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra.




Bega Valley Shire Council appoints Acting CEO

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 awards

Over the years, Bega Valley Shire Council has been recognised many times through awards. This recognition inspires us to do the best we can for our community.




Bega Valley Shire Council Community Survey 2016

Bega Valley Shire Council's fourth triennial community survey is about to begin with consultants, IRIS Research tasked with the job.




Bega Valley Shire Council joins Garage Sale Trail!

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.




Bega Valley Shire Council preparing for NDIS

Bega Valley Shire Council's Disability Team are preparing clients for the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from July 1.




Bega Valley Shire Library

Find out what your library has on offer and what services you can do online. Become a member, it’s free.




Bega Valley Shire to host Economic Summit

The Bega Valley Economic Summit will be held at the recently opened Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre on 28 and 29 July.




Bega Valley taps into global discussion

People from France, Singapore, Luxemburg, Canada, Wales and beyond have seen first hand the ideas, passion and commitment of the Bega Valley as our community comes together to redesign a future following bushfire and COVID-19.




Bega Valley Together

Bega Valley Together is our commitment to community led recovery; to inform, assist, support and empower residents. Sign up for our newsletter, read the latest news and information, come along to events, put forward ideas, connect with a local group or project – you can do all that right here.




Bega Valley Together Back Issues

View back issues of Bega Valley Together, Council's fortnightly newletter - Connecting you with your community and Council.




Bega Valley Together cuppa and chat sessions

Bega Valley Shire Council has joined with its recovery service partners to host a series of informal, COVIDSafe drop-in sessions starting in July, in bushfire impacted communities.




Bega Valley Waste App

Council's free Waste App helps you stay up to date with bin collection days and learn how to recycle more effectively.




Bega Valley Waste launches Facebook page

Bega Valley Shire Council has launched a new Waste and Recycling Facebook page.




Bega Valley water supplies remain safe

Council is concerned and frustrated at media reports insinuating the community is being exposed to "deadly bugs" in the Shire's drinking water.




Bega Valley Youth Forum

A one day gathering for ideas generation for up to 200 young people at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre and Littleton Gardens on Friday 27 May 2022. Register for the Bega Valley Youth Forum today.




Bega Valley youth invited to get creative with technology using MakerSpace

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.




Bega Valley Youth Speak

Raising up the voices of young people across the Bega Valley Shire.




Bega War Memorial Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool, located in Bega.




Bega, Brogo Rivers Flood Study

This study will form the basis of the floodplain risk management that incorporates the management and consideration of social/cultural/economic impacts.




Bega-Tathra water supply system

Information about the Bega - Tathra water supply system.




Being Emotionally Prepared

Support and information about preparing emotionally for the bushfire season




Bemboka cemetery event to document flora and fauna

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council and Atlas of Life are holding a Life in our Cemeteries event at the Bemboka cemetery at 11am on Saturday 19 March.




Bemboka community to choose site for award-winning sculpture

Council is seeking feedback from the Bemboka community, by 13 September, to choose the site of an award-winning sculpture donated to the village.




Bemboka Hall

Bemboka Hall is a Council owned building run by a community committee and is available to be hired for functions.




Bemboka Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool, located in Bemboka.




Bemboka Pool set to open

Bemboka Swimming Pool will open for the summer season on Thursday 12 October.




Bemboka tip back to regular hours

The Bemboka Waste Transfer Depot will return to its regular operating hours of Saturdays, 10.00am to 2.30pm, from Monday 24 December, after its hours were temporarily extended to meet demand from the Yankees Gap Fire clean-up.




Bemboka Waste Transfer Station open for business on Saturday

Bemboka's Waste Transfer Station will re-open on 26 September and return to its regular operating hours of Saturdays, from 10am to 2.30pm.




Bemboka waste transfer station to re-open

At the 26 August 2020 ordinary meeting of Council there was unanimous support for the re-opening of Bemboka Waste transfer station, with the facility to be serviced at pre-closure levels, one day a week.




Bemboka water supply

At Bemboka potable water, for drinking purposes only, is available at Bemboka fire shed. Please bring your own container.




Bemboka water supply system

Information about the the Bemboka water supply system.




Bemboka, Colombo Park amenities upgrade

Renewal of ageing public amenities to include accessible compliant facilities and renewal of parkland shelters and picnic area.




Benefits

Discover the personal, business and environmental benefits of rethinking food waste.




Bermagui - Cuttagee Catchments

Details of work in the Bermagui - Cuttagee catchments.




Bermagui all-inclusive playground

Design, develop and construct an all-inclusive playground in Bermagui.




Bermagui all-inclusive playground open

The all-inclusive playground in Bermagui's Apex Park is open in time for the Easter break and school holidays.




Bermagui and Pambula boat ramp concept designs finalised

The final concept designs for the Bermagui Harbour and Pambula Lake (Broadwater) boat ramp upgrades have been endorsed by Council enabling the projects to progress to the detailed design phase before going out to tender for construction mid-year.




Bermagui Community Centre

Bermagui Community Centre is a Council owned building run by a community committee and is available to be hired for functions.




Bermagui Create and Make Crew offer digital skills

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.




Bermagui Cycleway works to commence

Bega Valley Shire Council will be commencing construction of the new Bermagui Cycleway from Thursday 10 March to Thursday 24 March 2016.




Bermagui footpath and on-road cycleway

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.




Bermagui Harbour Boat Ramp

Suitable for larger boats providing ocean access for vessels of all sizes, principally for in-shore and off-shore recreational fishing.




Bermagui Harbour Boat Ramp Upgrade

To upgrade the boat ramp, pontoon and carparking area at Bermagui Harbour and to improve the overall use of the site.




Bermagui intersection improvements

The intersection of Wallaga Lake Road and Cobargo-Bermagui Road near Bermagui will be upgraded this financial year following a successful Bega Valley Shire Council grant application.




Bermagui Library artist talk and workshop

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.




Bermagui Library closure

Due to road closures at Wallaga Lake and concern for the safety of our staff and Library Patrons Bermagui Library will remain closed today.




Bermagui Mahogany trees to stay

Following a consultation session with some concerned members of the Bermagui community, Council will not be removing two Mahogany trees within Dickinson Park, as originally intended.




Bermagui River Boat Ramp

Access to the Bermagui River, principally for smaller vessels for recreational fishing or boating.




Bermagui River Boat Ramp Facilities

Upgrade current boat ramp to include concrete double ramp, parking and lighting and install a pontoon jetty.




Bermagui road and drainage project

A project focussed on upgrading key sections of Bermagui's road and drainage network is set to commence next week.




Bermagui Rural Fire crew are 'family'

Welcome to National Volunteer Week. The dedication of the Bermagui Rural Fire Service's crew of volunteers is one of many great examples of community strength our Valley's volunteers show time after time.




Bermagui saltmarsh restoration

Valuable saltmarsh habitat in the Bermagui River area is being treated to restoration works thanks to Council securing a NSW Government grant from the South East Local Land Services Wetland Fund.




Bermagui sewage treatment plant (STP)

Annotated photos and diagrams of the Bermagui Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) showing the main treatment process units and Environment Protection Licence monitoring locations.




Bermagui sewer spill closes Dickinson Park

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A blockage in the Bermagui sewerage system has resulted in a manhole overflow at Dickinson Park.




Bermagui the next step for successful program

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.




Bermagui toilets trashed

The men’s toilet at Bermagui’s Bruce Steer Pool has been trashed this week in a shocking act of vandalism.




Bermagui water reservoir getting taller

A four million litre water reservoir being built near Bermagui is getting bigger by the day with four sections of concrete now poured.




Bermagui Youth Magazine hot off the press

A team of Bermagui youngsters have been working with Bega Valley Shire Library staff and local parents to produce a vibrant youth magazine showcasing their interests and youth culture.




Bermi boil water notice lifted: soon to be a thing of the past

Effective immediately, unboiled tap water its safe use for all purposes in Bermagui, Quaama, Cobargo, Beauty Point, Fairhaven, Wallaga Lake, Wallaga Lake Heights, Wallaga Lake Koori Village and Akolele.




Berrambool Sportsground Floodlight Upgrade

Upgrade the floodlights at Berrambool's AFL/Cricket oval to meet semi-professional lighting levels.




Best Practice Management Guidelines

These Guidelines assist the operation of water supply in an effective, efficient and sustainable manner.




Better communciations at Emergency Operations Centre

Communications during times of emergency and natural disaster have been improved, with fibre optic cable now in place to the region’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Bega.




Better flood resilience for Bega Valley communities

Bega Valley Shire Council is putting better flood management in place around local communities with the assistance of a $122,000 grant from the NSW Government.




Better water coming for the south

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.




Big Jack Mountain Road changed traffic conditions

Big Jack Mountain Road is now closed after multiple embankment damages occurred, following the recent flood event.




Big thanks to Connecting Communities Australia for two weeks of hard yakka

Volunteers with not-for-profit organisation, Connecting Communities Australia, have finished a two-week stint working on multiple projects across Towamba, Kiah and Wonboyn.




Bike path project on track

A cycle path connecting Tathra and Kalaru is set to become a reality by as early as mid 2019, with the planning phase of the project commencing recently.




Bike Plan

The purpose of this Bike Plan is to demonstrate responsive management and planning for cycling and affiliated infrastructure.




Bin Collection

View Council's bin collection calendar to find out when your red, yellow and green bin collections are scheduled for.




Bin Collection Calendar

View Council's bin collection calendar to find out when your red, yellow and green bin collections are scheduled for.




Bin thinking of upsizing or downsizing?

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A flexible option for residents and business owners to upsize or downsize their bins is now available in the Bega Valley Shire.




Bin-spiration! Public FOGO trial starts in Pambula

An innovative trial bringing Bega Valley Shire Council’s popular food and organics FOGO collection to public bins has kicked off at two Pambula cafés.




Biosecurity and purchasing property

A few things to consider before signing a contract to purchase a property.




Biosecurity Landholder Responsibilities

Landholder/occupier have a legal requirement to control biosecurity matter (weeds).




Bittangabee Room

Great for training.




Blackfellows Lake Boat Ramp

Access to Blackfellows Lake and the Bega River - principally for recreational boating, water-skiing and recreational fishing.




Blackfellows Lake Boat Ramp Facilities

Upgrade current informal ramp to include a concrete boat ramp, pontoon, lighting and formalised car park and access road.




Blitz on misuse of disability parking spots

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.




Boating Now Program

A NSW State Government funded program to support and enhance the boating experience in our shire.




Boil water notice - Brogo Bermagui supply

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.




Boil water notice - Brogo-Bermagui Water Supply System

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.




Boil water notice continues - Brogo-Bermagui Water Supply System

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.




Boil water notice lifted - Brogo-Bermagui Water Supply System

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 Council’s management of the supply system.




Boil water notice lifted - Eden and Boydtown

NSW Health has advised that the boil water notice for Eden and Boydtown water supply system can be lifted, based on chlorine and turbidity levels across the water supply system and Council’s management of the system.




Boil water notice lifted for Bemboka

The lifting of the boil water notice occurs immediately. Water from the tap is now safe to drink and no longer needs to be boiled for any purpose.




Boil water notice lifted for Brogo-Bermagui system

NSW Health has advised that the boil water notice for Quaama, Cobargo, Bermagui, Beauty Point, Fairhaven, Wallaga Lake, Wallaga Lake Heights, Akolele and Wallaga Lake Koori Village can be lifted.




Book Club Sets for loan from library

Whether your book club meets in person or online, Bega Valley Shire Library's new Book Club Sets will make it effortless for you to source multiple copies of the same title and to borrow them all in one easy transaction.




Book launch at Bermagui Library

Young Bermagui writer Mitchell Hayward will launch his debut novel in the Bermagui library later this month.




Book Week competition opens

Children of all ages are invited to enter the Bega Valley Shire Library Book Week competition which is now open for entries. The library is running the competition to celebrate Children's Book Week from 22-26 August.




Booking a sportsground

Sportsgrounds owned or managed by Bega Valley Shire Council can be booked for seasonal and casual use.




BorrowBox Library Anytime, Everywhere

Bega Valley Shire Library is now offering free access to an innovative, award-winning Australian app called BorrowBox, with new users during December and January going into a prize draw.




Boundary Road - Stage 1 access to South East Regional Hospital complete

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.




Bournda Room

Large colourful and flexible.




Brighter Futures program

Brighter Futures is a voluntary targeted support program for families with young children who are encountering challenges that can impact on the care of the children.




Bringing everyone to the beach!

There’s a new way to reach that beautiful stretch of hard-packed sand at Pambula Beach.




Brogo Hall

Brogo Hall is located on the Princes Highway in the rural locality of Brogo just 15km north of Bega. The hall provides a perfect venue for the event organiser and can cater for a wide range of events.




Brogo Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Upgrade of the Water Treatment Plant which services the Brogo-Bermagui network to improve water supply reliability and quality.




Brogo-Bermagui boil water notice extended

NSW Health and Bega Valley Shire Council have extended the precautionary boil water notice over the coming weekend due to the forecast of further rain in the Brogo River catchment area.




Brogo-Bermagui boil water notice given

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Recent heavy rain and an influx of visitors to the Bega Valley Shire have led to a boil water notice being given to customers connected to the Brogo-Bermagui water supply.




Brogo-Bermagui Level 4 water restrictions

Level 4 water restrictions have come into effect for customers using the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system.




Brogo-Bermagui precautionary boil water notice lifted

Bega Valley Shire Council and NSW Health advise the precautionary boil water notice for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system is now lifted.




Brogo-Bermagui water supply system

Information about the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system.




Bruce Steer Pool accessibility ramp completed

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The accessibility ramp at the Bruce Steer Pool in Bermagui has been completed, providing all-abilities water access for people with mobility impairments.




BSG Case Studies

The case studies outline the process and support provided to Bega Valley businesses by the Business Support Group.




BSG Connect

To connect with the Business Support Group complete our online form.




Budget

Information relating to Council's Fees and Charges, Operating Budget and Long Term Financial Plan.




Building & Certification

Information on what you need to do before you start building or renovating and how the construction phase is managed.




Building a safe and sustainable home

Energy efficient, smart designs are a way to save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and live more comfortably. Well-designed houses can also increase protection from bushfire.




Building Code of Australia

It is a uniform set of technical provisions for building work and plumbing and drainage installations which allows for variations in climate and geological or geographic conditions.




Building Information Certificate

A Building Information Certificate is for someone buying a property and wants to check that the building or buildings on the property are properly authorised.




Building Inspections (Residential)

Book your building inspection online.




Building skills and careers with Council

For young people choosing to live and work in this beautiful part of the world, life can be challenging at the best of times.




Building steps check list

A checklist designed to help guide you through the planning process when building a dwelling or a shed, or doing alterations or additions.




Building their futures

The consistent quality of Council’s early childhood services has again been highlighted through the National Quality Standard (NQS) Assessment and Rating Process, with the Eden Child Care Centre recently identified as ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’.




Burials on Private Land

In order to establish a grave on a private property, consent must be applied for from Council.




Bush Fire Information - Community Newsletter

Information on the ongoing fire emergency in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shire Areas.




Bushfire clean up gathering momentum; Central Waste Facility playing its part

Bushfire-affected material has started arriving at Bega Valley Shire Council's Central Waste Facility (CWF) in an important step towards helping residents rebuild their lives after summer's devastation.




Bushfire clean up solution taking shape

Welcome news this week; the bushfires that have tested and damaged our community this summer have been extinguished.




Bushfire clean-up session tomorrow

The clean-up of bushfire impacted properties has started in northern villages of the Bega Valley. The roll out in western and southern parts of the shire will gather momentum after Easter.




Bushfire clean-up teams on-the-ground in the Valley

Bushfire clean-up contractor Laing O'Rourke has started clearance work in almost 20 localities across the Bega Valley, including Brogo, Bemboka, Cobargo, Coolagolite, Eden, Kiah, Mt Darragh, Wandella and Yowrie.




Bushfire insurance and clean-up

The NSW State Government has advised that it will cover site clean-up costs for all destroyed/damaged properties - those insured and not insured. This means that insurance payments can be fully utilised for rebuilding.




Bushfire provisions & safety

Bush fire is a major challenge for the community. It has been a natural part of our landscape for thousands of years and remains an ever-present threat. All developments on land that is designated as bush fire prone have a legal obligation to consider bush fire and meet the requirements of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 and AS3959 - 2009.




Bushfire recovery begins

Bega Valley Shire Council has started planning for recovery to support individuals, families and businesses as they safely move back into their communities, despite the ongoing nature of the current bushfire disaster.




Bushfire recovery donation from Papua New Guinea

Bega Valley Mayor, Sharon Tapscott has thanked the community of Lae City in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea for its generous $61,000 donation to the region and the Rotary Club of Merimbula for transferring $50,000 of the donation to the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.




Bushfire Recovery Events

Check in with each other and share information about bushfire recovery.




Bushfire recovery lead joins Council

Chris Horsburgh has joined Council as the Project Lead for the Recovery, Resilience and Rebuilding program in the wake of the devastating Bega Valley bushfires.




Bushfire recovery support services

Case management and person to person support for everyone impacted by the 2020 Bega Valley Bushfire.




Bushfire Update - Important Information

Download our newsletter with what is happening, what to do and prepare yourself for the weekend.




Bushfires recovery and resilience grants

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.




Business as usual at Eden Waste Depot

Bega Valley Shire Council will resume normal public opening hours at the Eden Recycling and Waste Depot from next Tuesday (June 5), two months earlier than expected. Council had closed the Eden tip in early April to enable safer disposal of fire-damaged asbestos and demolition debris.




Business as usual in these unusual times

COVID-19 might be testing everyone's patience and boundaries, but for Bega Valley Shire Council Road Coordinator, Cliff Shipton and his road teams, it's giving them the time to get their schedule back on track.




Business Boost Ideas Program

Business Boost Ideas Program, facilitating business recovery and resilience to support our local economy and create sustainable jobs.




Business Boost workshops

A series of workshops available to all businesses in the Bega Valley.




Business Directory

Search the register to find a business near you. The register contains hundreds of listings for local commercial businesses.




Business directory inclusion form

Include your business in our directoryRegistration on this register is free, but is only available to businesses and commercial enterprises operating in the Bega Valley Shire.




Business FOGO scheme behind huge organics landfill reduction

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Latest figures from Bega Valley Shire Council’s Waste Services team show a massive reduction in organic waste going to landfill since late last year.




Business News

Stay informed! Subscribe to Business News and keep up-to-date on Council business initiatives, state business news and essential national items.




Business News - previous editions

View previous editions of Business News and keep up-to-date on Council business initiatives, state business news and essential national items.




Business Support Group helping Andy seize the day

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.




Business Support Group helps build Amanda's networks

Amanda Kate is a qualified and experienced interior architect and designer of 15 years.




Business Support Group helps cinema owner with mission impossible

Jesse Tankard has taken over the reins from Dennis Parkes, founder and long-time owner of The Picture Show Man twin cinemas in Merimbula.




Business Support Group helps consolidate Mal's Pizza Bite

Mal Barnes established Mal's Pizza Bite in Bega just over 14 years ago.




Business Support Group helps James on his epic journey

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.




Business Support Group helps Kristi diversify and employ

Appy Connections is the brainchild of Kristi Sproates, a developmental educator.




Business Support Group strengthening Anita's professional networks

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.




Business Support Group triage process aids Sprout Eden expansion

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.




Business Support Services




BVCDRF Resources




BVRG shows acclaimed Indonesian artists

An exciting exhibition opens Friday 18 September at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery. Celebrating and examining an evolving conversation with contemporary Indonesian artists, Gangguan Tenggara - Edisi Indonesia brings works from Zico Albaiquni, Eko Nugroho and Leyla Stevens to regional Australia.




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Caddy & bin buying guide

Don't like your free compost caddy or your kitchen bin? See our suggested alternatives.




Cadetships, traineeships and apprenticeships

Building capability and skills.




Calling all tradies and service providers

An opportunity for local tradespeople and service providers to become registered as preferred and pre-approved contractors has come about thanks to the recent launch of Council's Trade Services Panel tender.




Cameron Richards wins the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

Cameron Richards has beaten out an outstanding collection of 38 finalists to win the 2020 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.




Camp management plan for Flying Foxes

Bega Valley Shire Council is developing a flying-fox camp management plan for the Glebe Lagoon grey-headed flying-fox camp in Bega.




Can I connect to a trunk main?

Water trunk mains have water quality and pressure problems, so we currently don’t allow new connections.




Candelo Bega Road closed: large tree down

A large tree has fallen across both lanes of the Bega Candelo Road.




Candelo Hall

Candelo Town Hall is located on the corner of William Street and Eden Street, in the rural township of Candelo just 24km southwest of Bega. The hall provides a perfect venue for the event organiser and can cater for a wide range of events.




Candelo Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool, located in Candelo.




Canning St footpath renewal

Bega Valley Shire Council's footpath renewal program is targeting Bega's Canning Street next, with replacement of the current footpath planned in the new financial year.




Can't find your weed!

Use our weed identifier form to send us a photo so we can help you with controlling your weeds.




Care needed when paying rates

Bega Valley Shire Council is asking ratepayers to take care when paying their bills online, particularly when entering the payment reference numbers.




Careers at Council

Current jobs with 24/7 online services. You can view listing, set up job alerts, manager your applications and update your details.




Carpenters Bridge works extended

Work on Carpenter’s Bridge on Polacks Flat Road, Bemboka has been extended until Friday 18 March 2016.




Catchment Stabilisation & Estuarine Protection

Reducing post fire impacts on our estuaries through sediment and erosion controls and stabilisation works.




Catchment Stabilisation & Estuarine Protection Project

Reducing post fire impacts on our estuaries through sediment and erosion controls and stabilisation works.




Catchment Stabilisation and Estuarine Protection project update

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.




Cathy Griff and Jo Dodds reflect on their bushfire experiences

For many in our communities, the immediate future is difficult to comprehend. For others, like Cathy Griff and Jo Dodds, recent bushfires are signaling that its time to seriously consider and plan for the future. They reflect on their bushfire experiences.




Cattle Bay Marina development

Bega Valley Shire Council is engaging with the proponents of the Cattle Bay Marina development in good faith, but will be standing up for the needs of ratepayers at Monday’s (May 29) conciliation hearing with the NSW Land and Environment Court.




Celebrate the new Tura Marrang Library & Community Centre

This Saturday’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.




Celebrate what makes us great

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.




Celebrating National Reconciliation Week

Today marks the start of National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June). This year’s theme, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.




Celebrating National Tree Day

Media Release: Bega Valley Shire Council is celebrating National Tree Day this year by providing 2000 trees and tree guards to Far South Coast Landcare for Bega Valley Landcare group revegetation projects.




Celebrating our great nation

Australia Day celebrations will again echo around the Bega Valley Shire on Friday, with the main event in Bega showcasing some great community achievers and a host of family fun.




Celebrating what makes us great

Australia is a vibrant and multicultural country - from the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world.




Cemetery strategy on exhibition

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking community feedback on its draft Cemetery Strategy 2020–2030.




Ceramic artist to feature at Regional Gallery pop-up in Eden

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Regional Gallery will launch an exhibition of new work by Sydney-based emerging ceramic artist, Luke Ryan O'Connor at its pop-up exhibition space, BVRG: PORT, at the Eden Welcome Centre on 18 December.




Ceremony to announce $98,000 in community project funding

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.




Change of Address

Notify Council of your change of address.




Changes to Children's Services start dates

Due to the impacts of the bushfires in our local area, Bega Valley Shire Council's Children's Services have needed to revise start dates for this year, with the safety of all children, families and staff remaining our focus.




Changes to Council services from Monday 11 October

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - As New South Wales starts reopening from 11 October, there will be a few changes to Council services in line with the NSW Government’s Reopening NSW Roadmap.




Changes to occur at Shire preschools

Changes to State funding arrangements are impacting the way that preschools across New South Wales, including the Bega Valley Shire, will operate.




Charter

Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund Management Committee Charter.




Children's services

Child care centres and preschool facilities operated by the Bega Valley Shire Council.




Choose new books for the library

Bega Valley Shire Library is offering residents the opportunity to choose new books to be added to library shelves at a special one-off event.




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'Choose your bill' water and sewer survey

Take the survey to help draft our long term strategy for our water and sewerage services.




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Citizen of the Year

This award recognises outstanding voluntary service and achievements made to the Bega Valley Shire by individuals living in the area.




Citizen of the Year nominations now open

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.




Citizen of the Year nominations open for 2019

Nominations have opened for the 2019 Citizen, Young Citizen (under 25s) and Senior Citizen (over 65s) of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and the Australia Day awards.




Clarification of travel permissions for residents of border bubble shires

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.




Clarification on Ocean Outfall

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.




Clean Energy Plan

This Plan will focus on stationary electricity and fuel consumption associated with Bega Valley Shire Council operations.




Clean-up of Quarantine Bay needed for Bundian Way to progress

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.




Clearer water diverted to Merimbula

Clearer water is now running through taps in the Merimbula area thanks to the diversion of water from Council’s Tantawangalo source.




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'Click and Collect' library service begins

Bega Valley Shire Libraries are modifying services in response to COVID-19 and introducing a new 'click and collect' service which can be booked online or over the phone.




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Climate change and sustainability

Local government has a key role to play in the tackling of climate change and addressing broader sustainability issues within the community. Council's responsibilities include land use planning, infrastructure planning, maintenance and construction, service delivery, regulation, education, health, utilities and a range of community, environmental and economic programs. All these responsibilities are under pressure from climate change impacts, cost increases and the community's expectation of moving towards greater sustainability.




Climate Resilience Strategy

The Bega Valley Shire Climate Resilience Strategy 2050 aims to ensure that our community, environment and economy are robust and able to respond to the key challenges that climate change presents.




Closure of Jauncey's bridge, Angledale

Jauncey's Bridge on Angledale Road will be closed from 6:00am on Saturday 24 September 2016 to 7:00am




Club Grants applications deadline gets closer

Time is running out fast for local organisations to qualify for the 2016 ClubGRANTS Program with applications closing on 3 May.




Club Grants Further Information

Club Grants information on the three funding categories and a list of associated clubs in the Bega Valley Shire.




Club Grants help make a difference

Local organisations who want to make a difference in their communities are encouraged to apply for funds through the ClubGRANTS Program.




Club Grants support local community projects

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.




Club volunteers go all out during bushfire crisis

During our severe summer bushfires, registered clubs in the Bega Valley stepped up in support, acting as official and unofficial evacuation centres.




ClubGRANTS 2018 now open

Do you have a great community project that needs funding? Registered clubs in the Bega Valley are encouraging local organisations to apply for funding via the ClubGRANTS Program.




ClubGRANTS 2019 are now open!

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.




ClubGRANTS 2021 open for applications

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.




ClubGRANTS awarded to 29 organisations

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Twenty-nine organisations across the shire will receive a total of $101,392 through ClubGRANTS funding this year, for projects that improve community wellbeing and address social issues in the shire.




ClubGRANTS open 1 March; Expressions of Interest open now

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Local community groups are encouraged to apply for funding under the ClubGRANTS program when it officially opens on Tuesday 1 March and can submit an Expression of Interest now.




ClubGRANTS open again for applications

Bega Valley Shire Council and registered clubs throughout the district are encouraging local groups to apply for funding now via the ClubGRANTS program, which has reopened for applications for a short time.




ClubGRANTS support community projects

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.




ClubGRANTS to support community projects

The announcement of $65,460 to assist with the implementation of 34 community projects follows on from an earlier $31,000 allocation to support the Tathra and District Bushfire Recovery efforts under this year’s Category 1 pool.




Clubs came to our rescue, but what is their future?

During our severe summer bushfires, registered clubs in the Bega Valley stepped up in support, acting as official and unofficial evacuation centres.




Clubs deliver community space for Eden

More than 80 NSW clubs, businesses and organisations have come together to raise funds for the Eden community after making it through a difficult year of bushfires, floods and COVID-19 restrictions.




ClubsGRANTS 2017 are now open!

Do you have a great community project that needs funding? Registered clubs in the Bega Valley are encouraging local organisations to apply for funding via the ClubGRANTS Program.




Co Work Space

Hire a desk.




Coast and Flood Management Committee

Implementing Council's Estuary and Coastal Management Programs.




Coastal Biodiversity - Saltmarsh

Saltmarshes are also vital components of the estuarine food chain, providing a home for numerous invertebrate animals such as crabs, insects, spiders, worms and small shellfish which are a vital source of food for young fish and other marine life.




Coastal kids go for clean and healthy waterways

Bega Valley school kids have used crayon, pencil and paint to show their love of the local environment.




Coastal lakes being monitored

This week's welcome rainfall has resulted in small increases in water levels in some of the Shire's coastal lakes and rivers.




Coastal Management Program

Bega Valley Shire Council, supported by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, are currently developing a range of new Coastal Management Programs - external site.




Coastal master plans on exhibition

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.




Coastal Processess and Hazards

Coastal processes do not operate in isolation, but interact with each other, often in quite complex ways.




Coastal Weed Management

The program includes rehabilitation, restoration, protection and much more.




Coastal weeds project reaches 10 year milestone

Ten years ago our beaches were a different sight to what you see now.




Coastal Zone Management

Bega Valley Shire's Coastal Zone Program is aimed at protecting the Shires most valuable natural asset, the coast. Incorporating the former coastal and estuary management programs, the coastal zone program is delivered through a variety of research, planning, educational and on ground projects and activities.




Coastal Zone Program

Bega Valley Shire's coastal zone, like coastal areas elsewhere in Australia is facing increasing pressures from competing land uses and resource users. As both resident and tourist populations increase, so too the scale and intensity of coastal planning and management issues are increasing.




Cobargo amenities rebuild begins

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The rebuild of the public amenities on the Princes Highway in Cobargo has taken a significant step forward with local building firm, Leserbuild starting site establishment works in the next few weeks.




Cobargo clean up concerns

You and your community have a lot to consider and tackle at the moment. Together we are working through those issues.




Cobargo community a finalist in two major award categories

Cobargo has achieved finalist status in two categories of the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards, which encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions of individuals, communities and businesses in regional NSW and the ACT.




Cobargo community bins misused

Misuse of a community waste service at the Cobargo showground has left local residents feeling frustrated.




Cobargo Hall

Cobargo Hall is located at Bermagui Road in the rural tourist town of Cobargo approximately 40km north of Bega. The hall provides a perfect venue for the event organiser and can cater for a wide range of events.




Cobargo Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool, located in Cobargo.




Cobargo Public Amenities

Rebuilding of the Main Street public amenity and a new public amenity at the Apex Park in Cobargo.




Cobargo skip bins on the move

Temporary skip bins located at the Cobargo showground will be replaced next week with individual general waste and recycling bins at Narira Park.




Cobargo, Murrabrine Creek Bridge

A new two lane concrete bridge is being built to replace the existing timber and steel bridge over Murrabrine Creek including roadworks, pedestrian path and landscaping.




Cocora Beach ready for this summer and many more

Bega Valley Shire Council has completed rehabilitation work on one of the region’s favourite beaches.




Cocora beach rehabilitation about to start

Bega Valley Shire Council is about to start rehabilitation work on one of the region’s favourite beaches.




Code of Meeting Practice

Council is seeking community feedback regarding adoption of its Code of Meeting Practice.




Coding creativity at Bermagui library

Bega Valley Shire Library will be hosting a coding night at Bermagui library once a month starting on Thursday 17 March.




Come and meet the Councillors

Bega Valley residents are being invited to meet their new Councillors at a community drop-in session on Wednesday, 9 November.




Comment on Short Point plan

Anyone with an interest in Merimbula’s Short Point is encouraged to comment on the revised Coastal Accessibility Masterplan for the site that is on exhibition.




Comments on fees and charges - Tanja Hall and Bermagui Community Centre

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking comment from the community in regards to the 2017/2018 fees and charges for the use of community halls by schools, Tanja Hall and the Bermagui Community Centre.




Commercial Centres review adopted

Council's Draft Commercial Centres Strategy Review of the Merimbula, Pambula, Tura Beach Catchment 2017 will be forwarded to the Department of Planning for approval after its adoption at yesterday's Council meeting.




Commercial Land Strategy consultation continues

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.




Commerical Strategy for Merimbula, Pambula, Tura Beach

The community is invited to offer feedback on the Draft Commercial Centres Strategy for Merimbula, Pambula, and Tura Beach. A review of the 2006 strategy was prompted by interest from large scale, bulky goods retailers keen to expand their business into these communities.




Committees of Council

Committees provide an opportunity for local residents and relevant organisations to contribute to the day-to-day running of Council.




Communities host successful Community Recovery Contribution Program events

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.




Community awards

Take the opportunity to reward someone who inspires you by nominating them for one of Council's awards.




Community Catch-up sessions coming

Following three successful rounds of Cuppa and Chat sessions held throughout the Shire, Council is moving to round four, with new offerings of assistance to bushfire impacted people.




Community concerns at Lake Curalo

The lakes and lagoons that run along the Sapphire Coast are part of a dynamic environment that draws people to live in and visit the Bega Valley, but the natural workings of these water ways can present a challenge at times.




Community confirms direction

A dynamic two days of discussion has wrapped up with Bega Valley Shire Council inviting further community comment on the organisation's vision and strategies for the next 20 years.




Community cost of tree damage

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.




Community Directory

The Bega Valley Community Directory, connecting community groups and organisations with community members.




Community Engagement Strategy

This document integrates several of Council’s legislative requirements. It addresses requirements under the Local Government Act 1993, particularly the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. It includes a Community Participation Plans under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and identifies how Council has incorporated the NSW Government’s Community Engagement Strategy for Crown Land established under the Crown Land Management Act, 2016.




Community Environment Grants

Money has been allocated from Council's Environment Levy to enhance the local environment through this grant program.




Community Environment Grants open

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations have until 16 June to apply for Bega Valley Shire Council’s latest round of Community Environment Grants.




Community environmental and waste program grants open

Community groups interested in partnering with Bega Valley Shire Council on sustainable living projects are encouraged to apply for funding under our Sustainability Grants programs, to protect our natural environment and support innovative resource recovery.




Community feedback shapes future of Bega clock tower

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.




Community feedback sought on Council planning roadmap and budget

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking community feedback on a suite of planning documents including the draft Operational Plan and Budget 2022-23.




Community groups encouraged to access bushfire grant guidance and support

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council welcomes the recent announcement by the Australian Government of a new funding round to support bushfire recovery and resilience, and encourages community groups to take advantage of available application guidance and support to give themselves the best chances of success.




Community halls

Information including location, capacities, fees and contact details for Council owned and managed venues in the Bega Valley Shire.




Community input sought on draft Merimbula floodplain risk study and plan

Council is calling for community input and comment as part of the finalisation of the draft Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.




Community invited to Aslings Beach planting day

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council invites the Eden and surrounding communities to a planting day at Aslings Beach, Eden on Wednesday 15 December from 4pm to 6pm.




Community invited to Kiah Green Shoots day of planting and education

MEDIA RELEASE - Council invites the communities of Kiah and surrounding districts to a Green Shoots day of tree planting, kayaking and environmental education sessions along the Towamba River in Kiah on Saturday 19 June.




Community invited to Quaama Green Shoots day of planting and education

MEDIA RELEASE - Council invites the communities of Quaama and surrounding districts to a Green Shoots day of tree planting and environmental education sessions along Dry River in Quaama on Saturday 26 June.




Community invited to restore Tathra Headland

The community are being invited to a Community Planting Day on Saturday 20 October, to assist in the restoration of Tathra Headland Reserve, that was badly affected by the March bushfire.




Community meeting held at Beauty Point

A meeting was held adjacent to the Beauty Point Boat Ramp yesterday (21 August) to discuss proposed improvements to the area.




Community networks

Networks and groups that the Bega Valley Shire Council works with and supports.




Community Project Proposal request

Complete our online form to have your proposed community project considered by Council.




Community Project Proposals

How to formally propose a community project to Council.




Community Projects

The Community Project page is set up to be a place where you see community led projects in action in your area.




Community Projects - Add My Project




Community Projects - Update my listing




Community Recycling Centre

A FREE and easy solution for the disposal of household problem waste. Check out what you can drop off.




Community Solar Farm

IMAGINE generating clean and green, renewable power! Tathra Community Solar Farm has with its 30kw solar photovoltaic installation,




Community support for Kalaru to Bega shared path

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Community feedback on four draft route alignments for a future Kalaru to Bega shared path has been completed, with over 245 surveys completed.




Community thanked for help with flood modelling

Historical rainfall information contributed by local communities has proved invaluable to developing flood models for Eden, Twofold Bay and the Towamba River with this information feeding into an important flood study currently being prepared by Council.




Community Tours of Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant

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.




Community Waste Grants

Waste community assistance grants are available for management and education of waste.




Community Working Group

About the Community Working Group.




Community-led catch-up sessions continue

Round 5 of the Community Catch-up sessions will kick-off at Bemboka on 8 November with Council supporting community-led events across five locations.




Compost Availability

Check availability of compost from our Merimbula, Eden, Wallagoot and Bermagui waste transfer stations.




Compost Facts

Make the most of your locally-produced compost.




Concept design developed for Merimbula Boardwalk renewal

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A concept design for the proposed, future renewal of the Merimbula boardwalk is available for public comment.




Concept design for Cobargo amenities

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The rebuild of the public amenities block on the Princes Highway in Cobargo has taken a major step forward, with the concept design plans complete and available for the community to view ahead of construction commencing later this year.




Concept designs on exhibition for Bermagui and Pambula boat ramps

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The concept designs for the Bermagui Harbour and Pambula Lake (Broadwater) boat ramp upgrades are ready for public exhibition, with works planned to commence mid next year.




Concrete art and design exhibition opening soon in our regional gallery

Bega Valley Regional Gallery is excited to announce its next public exhibition, CONCRETE: Art Design Architecture; officially opening on Friday 9 April at 6pm.




Connectivity Improvements to the Port of Eden

Upgrades to key intersections and pedestrian links to improve an important link from the town to the Port of Eden.




Construction Certificate

A construction Certificate certifies that your chosen design and construction materials comply with the Building Code of Australia and associated standards and codes, and the development is consistent with your Development Application.




Construction commences on Barclay Street pavilion

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The transformation of Eden's Barclay Street Sporting Complex has taken another huge step forward, with construction commencing on the new pavilion building, which will include change rooms, a kiosk, public toilets, storage facilities and all abilities access.




Construction site management

Things you need to consider when managing a construction site.




Construction White Card

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.




Contact us

Contact details for the Bega Valley Shire Council, Shire Libraries, Bega Regional Gallery and Council run childcare centers.




Contacts

Contact us if you require further help with Council's Events Management Guidelines or Grant process.




Contacts and Information

Weeds and Biosecurity contact details and links to further information.




Container Deposit Scheme

Help reduce our litter and earn 10 cents for every drink container returned through the deposit scheme.




Continued vigilance encouraged as NSW Health confirms two COVID-19 cases in Merimbula

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has today confirmed two positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Merimbula.




Contract awarded for Imlay Street and Albert Terrace upgrade in Eden

Council has awarded the contract for the Imlay Street and Albert Terrace Upgrade in Eden, with work scheduled to begin at the end of the summer school holidays.




Contract awarded for Towamba and Burragate roads

The much-anticipated upgrade to the Towamba and Burragate roads has taken a major step forward with Symal Infrastructure being awarded the construction contract for this significant project.




Contract lifeguards return to beaches

Shire beaches will be patrolled over the summer holidays thanks to the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) and volunteers from Surf Life Saving NSW.




Contracts Awarded

Contracts over $150,000 that have been awarded by Bega Valley Shire Council.




Contribute to Commercial Land Strategy

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.




Contributions system good for business

Media Release: Bega Valley Shire Council is putting local businesses first by becoming one of the first Councils in NSW to adopt a low upfront charge model for collecting business Water Supply and Sewerage Section 64 contributions.




Cooking with Leftovers

Cooking with Leftovers and Storing Stuff Right with Jackie French - recipes and videos.




Cooler places in a warmer climate

The project aims to create cool refuges in local community halls and increase the resilience of these facilities during power outages.




Cooler Places program to be put to the test next summer

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.




Copyright and disclaimer

Copyright, logo, disclaimer and linking to and from Council's website.




Coronavirus Advice

Stay up-to-date on the Coronavirus in the Bega Valley.




Costa to live stream to celebrate FOGO compost release

Bega Valley Shire Council’s FOGO Ambassador and Gardening Australia TV host Costa Georgiadis is tuning in live to the region today to celebrate the release of new compost to the community. FOGO compost will be available from Monday (June 15) at the Merimbula, Wallagoot, Eden and Bermagui tips.




Costa: Bega Valley kids leading change

Television and media personality Costa Georgiadis used the launch of The FOGOmentary to congratulate more than 50 Bega Valley children for leading change.




Council acknowledges bushfire anniversaries

Council will acknowledge the second anniversary of the end of the Black Summer bushfires and the fourth anniversary of the Tathra and Reedy Swamp bushfires with free entry to the shire’s pools on Sunday 13 March.




Council adopts Operational Plan and Budget for 2021-2022 financial year

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Councillors adopted the Bega Valley Shire Council Operational Plan and Budget for the 2021 2022 financial year at today’s Council meeting. The Operational Plan outlines what Council will do over the next 12 months to meet the needs of the community within the available funding sources and staffing levels.




Council adopts Rural Residential Strategy

Bega Valley Shire Council has adopted the Rural Residential Strategy, which will now be provided to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for consideration.




Council allocates $250,000 to business recovery, marketing and events

The Bega Valley Shire Council has allocated $250,000 from the Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund towards business recovery, tourism marketing and events, and will ask the state and federal governments to extend this funding an additional two years.




Council and Recovery Centre Easter hours

Bega Valley Shire Council offices, including the call centre and customer service, all libraries and depots, will observe public holiday closures over Easter with the administration office closing at 4.30pm on Thursday 29 March 2018.




Council appoints AECOM to design solution for Merimbula STP

Bega Valley Shire Council is taking action on advice from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the community that the existing beach-face outfall at Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is not sustainable.




Council assumes management of Civic Centre

Bega Valley Shire Council will assume management of the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre (BVCCC) tomorrow (Wednesday, 23 August 2017). The Civic Centre has been previously managed by Venue Management Services since it opened in January 2016.




Council calls for government action to address housing crisis

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is calling on the Australian and NSW governments to address the increasing housing crisis across much of regional NSW, particularly in the Bega Valley Shire.




Council calls on NSW Government to address rate peg issue

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick is calling on the NSW Government to address the funding crisis caused by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s (IPART) decision to set the rate peg for the 2022-23 financial year at 0.7%.




Council celebrating innovation award

Bega Valley Shire Council is celebrating after receiving an award for innovation at the IPWEA NSW Engineering Excellence Awards on Thursday night.




Council Christmas hours

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.




Council concerned Moruya Fire Control Centre detrimental to Bega Valley

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick said Council will be seeking answers from the NSW Government following the announcement of funding for an Emergency Operations Centre and Fire Control Centre for Moruya.




Council crews move quickly to address sewerage spill on Merimbula Lake

Council crews have responded swiftly to address a sewerage spill at the northern end of Spencer Park on Merimbula Lake today.




Council delighted with drought funding

Bega Valley Shire Council is delighted to have secured $999,970 in funding under the Federal Government's Drought Communities Programme.




Council elections moved to December

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The COVID-19 situation in NSW has led to the postponement of all Local Government elections across the state.




Council elections postponed for a year

MEDIA RELEASE 2020 - The NSW Local Government (Council) elections have joined the long list of events originally scheduled for this year to be moved in the wake of the escalating COVID-19 crisis.




Council encourages property owners to go paperless

MEDIA RELEASE - Bega Valley Shire Council is encouraging property owners to sign up to receive their rates, water and instalment notices by email, to help reduce our environmental impact and save on printing and postage costs.




Council encourages testing to stay on top of COVID spread

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Council is encouraging anyone with the mildest of symptoms to follow the NSW Health advice and get tested to help stop the spread of COVID-19.




Council essential services to remain open on Picnic Day

All essential services and facilities that have remained open throughout the COVID-19 crisis will stay open on Tuesday, 14 April as some Bega Valley Shire Council staff observe a Local Government State Award approved Union Picnic Day.




Council explores potential of acquiring Bega hospital site

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.




Council gifts land to Preschool

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.




Council grants and support

Search Council Grants and Scholarships in the Bega Valley Shire. Use the funding finder custom search tool to hand-pick grants and filter grants by specifying location, industry and type of project.




Council grants for community events to recognise bushfires anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - In recognition of the second anniversary of the Black Summer bushfires, Council has opened applications to the Community Recovery Contribution Program to support community-led recovery activities.




Council humbled by support

Bega Valley Shire Council is extremely thankful and humbled by the NSW Government’s announcement that they will provide $10 million to facilitate the clean-up of all homes destroyed by the bushfire.




Council investigates Merimbula sewage spill

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.




Council lands runway extension approval

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.




Council launches new online building inspection booking system

Booking a physical residential inspection is now easier and more efficient, with a new online booking form on Bega Valley Shire Council’s website.




Council launches Nourish & Flourish initiative

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 Diverting food from landfill and getting it to those who truly need it is the focus of a new Bega Valley Shire Council initiative.




Council launches TOWARDS 2042 consultation

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is excited to launch TOWARDS 2042, a consultation project that will help shape the future of the Bega Valley Shire.




Council lays out priorities for Eden-Monaro candidates

MEDIA RELEASE 2020 - Bega Valley Shire Council has seized on the opportunity presented by the Eden Monaro by-election to energise our advocacy on a number of key local projects and issues.




Council maintained defibrillators (AEDs)

In the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, AED kits are located at a number of Council's sites for easy access.




Council meeting 24 November to be held online

MEDIA ALERT 2021 - The ordinary meeting of Bega Valley Shire Council at 2pm on Wednesday 24 November will be held via Zoom.




Council meeting and Public Forum to be livestreamed on 29 April via Zoom

Bega Valley Shire Council General Manager, Leanne Barnes says she's pleased to confirm both the upcoming Council meeting on 29 April and the Public Forum that precedes it will be livestreamed, after technical solutions were found to the challenges of meeting remotely.




Council meeting and Public Forum to be livestreamed tomorrow

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - This week's Bega Valley Shire Council meeting and Public Forum tomorrow, Wednesday 18 August will be conducted via videoconference and livestreamed, to ensure Council meets the Public Health Order requirements of the current COVID-19 restrictions.




Council meetings

Dates of upcoming council meetings and information about deputations and public question time.




Council Meetings Bega Valley Shire Council

Council meeting information, schedules, agendas and minutes.




Council motions passed at state conference

The newly elected Bega Valley Shire Council is off to a flying start with two motions carried yesterday at the Local Government NSW conference.




Council moves to increase housing supply

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is seeking feedback on its planning proposal to change minimum site areas for dwellings, multi dwelling housing and residential flat buildings, in order to increase the supply of housing in the shire.




Council moves to online payments for rates, water and invoices

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Paying your rates, water notices and debtor account just got easier with Council’s new online payment platform.




Council moving ahead on Wallaga Lake Boardwalk

One of the causalities of the East Coast Low earlier this month was the Wallaga Lake Boardwalk, north of Bermagui.




Council noxious weed inspections

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.




Council operating hours over Easter

Council offices will close at 4.30pm Thursday 14 April to observe public holiday closures over Easter.




Council permits secondary dwellings for rural zones

Council is supporting increased housing diversity and affordability through changes to planning rules which now permit secondary dwellings in more rural zones.




Council prosecutes vegetation vandalism

Bega Valley Shire Council has successfully prosecuted a Pambula Beach resident in the Land and Environment Court of NSW for unlawful clearing, destruction and poisoning of vegetation in Jiguma Reserve in 2016.




Council protecting waterways from impacts of bushfires

Bega Valley Shire Council has been installing essential sediment and erosion controls in bushfire affected estuaries and waterways over the past few weeks.




Council pursues roads funding

Council's commitment to improving our roads network remains strong, with a number of key projects the subject of recent State Government grant applications.




Council recognised at Local Government NSW Awards

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Council has taken out three awards at this year’s Local Government Week Awards. The annual awards, hosted by Local Government NSW, recognise the outstanding and innovative contributions that councils make to their communities across four categories.




Council recognised for excellence in disaster recovery and emergency response

MEDIA RELEASE - Council has taken out the award for Disaster Recovery/Emergency Response Management at this year’s NSW Local Government Excellence Awards held in Sydney last night.




Council renews arts and culture funding

The Shire’s arts community has received a boost with Bega Valley Shire Council agreeing to continue its joint funding of the region’s main arts and culture advocacy group.




Council resolves to seek support to upgrade Cuttagee Bridge

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 responds to Bermagui tree concerns

Bega Valley Shire Council has been working with members of the Bermagui community around addressing safety concerns with a number of aging trees in the vicinity of the town’s surf club and outdoor gym.




Council scraps proposed pools rate variation

Bega Valley Shire Council won't be proceeding with an application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a Special Rate Variation (SRV) to fund the Shire's six public swimming pools from 2020-21.




Council secures market futures

A new method of standardising the booking and land use system for the Shire's well-known monthly markets will result in a secure future for the long-running local events.




Council secures State and Federal tourism funding

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.




Council seeks community feedback on policies

Council is seeking community feedback on eight Council policies, in line with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.




Council seeks input on proposed reforms to developer infrastructure contributions

Council has written to the NSW Government requesting the withdrawal of a Bill before Parliament to reform infrastructure contributions by property developers, saying it would detrimentally impact the shire's communities.




Council sells land to Tulgeen

Bega Valley Shire Council has agreed to sell land on Taronga Crescent in Bega to the Tulgeen Group.




Council services during COVID lockdown

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council will return to online delivery for non-essential services for the recently announced COVID stay at home order, in line with advice from the NSW Government. Acting CEO, Anthony McMahon said the health and safety of the community is our number one priority.




Council services from June 1

The Bega Valley is emerging from its COVID-19/Coronavirus cocoon conscious of the balance the NSW Government is looking to strike between the health and economic well-being of our community.




Council support for solving rebuild challenges

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Council's Community Meeting at the Towamba Hall on Tuesday 25 February. We were really pleased to answer questions from the floor across a range of recovery issues of concern to the community.




Council to call for new bridge funding conditions

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Bega Valley Shire Councillors have informally agreed to call on the NSW Government to relax funding conditions in the Fixing Country Bridges Program to allow for situations such as those encountered with Cuttagee Bridge.




Council to explore Cuttagee Bridge options

MEDIA RELEASE - Council will continue to plan for an upgrade to Cuttagee Bridge, while also investigating alternatives to the current proposal in response to community feedback.




Council to find a new home for doggie doo gliders

Rangers at Bega Valley Shire Council have been keeping watch over a family of Feathertail Gliders during winter.




Council to host information session for potential election candidates

MEDIA RELEASE - People interested in representing our community as a Councillor for the Bega Valley Shire are invited to attend an information session at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre on Saturday 3 July.




Council to increase housing diversity in commercial zones

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is seeking feedback on a proposed amendment to the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013, to permit a wider range of housing types in mixed-use commercial and residential development in the B2 Local Centre zone.




Council to proceed with SRV application

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.




Council transitions to new recruitment platform

Bega Valley Shire Council is transitioning to a new electronic recruitment system - SCOUT:Recruit - that will streamline the application process, making it more efficient and effective.




Council urges landlords to consider placing vacant properties on the rental market

Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick, is leading a call to encourage property owners with vacant properties to consider placing them on the rental market to support local people who are struggling to find suitable accommodation.




Council urges the community to be compassionate as restrictions come into effect across regional NSW

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is urging the community to adhere to the NSW Government’s recent advice to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including the introduction of masks in all indoor non-residential settings and limits to the number of visitors at home.




Council website the 'go-to' for bushfire recovery information

With the weekend approaching, Bega Valley Shire Council's Mayor, Cr Kristy McBain urges everyone directly and indirectly affected by the bushfires to take the time to visit Council’s website and read through the Bushfire Recovery Support information.




Council welcomes Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants announcement

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council has welcomed the announcement of more than $10.5 million of direct funding for projects in the Bega Valley and a further $26 million for partnership projects that will benefit the Bega Valley community, through the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program.




Council welcomes bushfire recovery funding announcement

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.




Council welcomes disaster relief funding

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.




Council welcomes funding to seal Kameruka Lane

Bega Valley Shire Council welcomes the $1.9 million investment to seal Kameruka Lane announced by Member for Bega, Andrew Constance yesterday.




Council welcomes investment in recovery

As one of the regions hardest hit by our black summer of bushfire, Bega Valley Shire Council has welcomed news of the $650 million Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program from the Federal Government.




Council welcomes timber bridges funding

Bega Valley Shire Council welcomes the almost $16.8 million investment in our bridges announced by Member for Bega, Andrew Constance yesterday.




Council's community grants program

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.




Councillors in the Community coming to a town near you

For the third year running, Bega Valley Shire Council’s Councillors in the Community sessions will be held across the Shire throughout November as part of an ongoing commitment to meeting people near or where they live.




Councillors in the Community wrap up

Changes to the Central Waste Facility, bushfire recovery progress, weeds, road and bridge repairs, affordable housing and expressions of gratitude for Council’s Town Teams were key topics discussed at Councillors in the Community sessions held recently.




Councillors renew General Manager's contract

Bega Valley Shire Councillors resolved at their meeting today, to renew the current General Manager’s contract of employment, and reappoint her for a further three years.




Councillors to meet with community at local events in May

Councillors and senior Council staff will be at local markets and community days in May to gather feedback on the future plans prepared for the shire.




Council's #nofoodtolandfill quest continues

The Bega Valley Shire Council has embarked on another innovative waste project in its quest to support the community in reducing the amount of food that goes to landfill.




Council's bushfire advocacy continues

Bega Valley Shire Council's advocacy on behalf of our community continues in the aftermath of the Black Summer Bushfires, with General Manager, Leanne Barnes, appearing before the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (commonly referred to as the Bushfire Royal Commission) yesterday.




Council's child care centres to stay open

Council's Children's Services team has been busy across a number of fronts, contacting parents to explain what federal and state government child care announcements mean for them and continuing to deliver programs and resources at the centres.




Council's Christmas and New Year hours

Over Christmas and New Year many of Council's offices and services will be affected by closures or a change in opening hours.




Council's Christmas-New Year closure

Over Christmas and New Year, most Council's offices and services will be affected by closures or a change in opening hours as summarised below.




Council's compost to revitalise lawn in Littleton Gardens

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.




Council's fleet team keeps RFS vehicles fire-fighting fit

Panel-damaged vehicles, damaged components, burnt out clutches and clogged air filters. Council's Fleet Facilities team has seen it all this summer as it’s worked hard to help keep Rural Fire Service vehicles in fire-fighting service.




Council's new look website is now live

Bega Valley Shire Council's new-look website is now live, with new features designed to make it easier to find the information you need.




Council's new look website on the way

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Changes designed to make it easier for customers to navigate Council’s website and find the information they need have begun, with a new look website scheduled for launch at the end of February.




Council's phone still down

Council has been experiencing telecommunications issues this morning which are directly affecting our incoming and outgoing telephone services.




Council's plan for the future

The priorities and ambitions of the Bega Valley Shire community have been actioned through a series of draft plans that are now on public exhibition.




Council's procurement panels combine as one

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.




Council's recovery work commended

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has been acknowledged for its work helping residents through the trauma of the Black Summer bushfires with a Highly Commended in the local government category at the Resilient Australia National Awards in Melbourne.




Council's Resourcing Strategy

The supporting document that outlines how the CSP can be achieved in terms of time, money, assets and people.




Council's second Disability Inclusion Action plan now on exhibition

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.




Council's summer break operations and new COVID procedures

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council will close at 4.30pm on Thursday 23 December 2021 and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.




Country craft with a twist

The community will be encouraged to step outside of their daily reality and into a space of play when the Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s next exhibition ‘South/East Interference Volume I – ROSIE DEACON’ opens this Friday (14 September).




COVID fragments again detected in Merimbula sewage plant

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has again advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected in the Merimbula sewage treatment plant.




COVID fragments detected at Bermagui sewage treatment plant

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick is encouraging the shire community to get tested for COVID-19 with even the mildest of symptoms after fragments of the COVID-19 virus were detected at the Bermagui sewage treatment plant.




COVID fragments detected at Eden sewage

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at the Eden sewage treatment plant. The sample was taken on 8 and 9 September.




COVID fragments detected at Eden sewage treatment plant

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at the Eden sewage treatment plant. The sample was taken on 22 September.




COVID fragments detected in Bega sewage plant

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at the Bega sewage treatment plant.




COVID fragments detected in sewage at Bermagui treatment plant

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at the Bermagui sewage treatment plant. The sample was taken on 12 September.




COVID fragments detection at Eden sewage treatment plant

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at the Eden sewage treatment plant. The sample was taken on 15 September.




COVID-19 Business Support

Support for the local business community, information on how to access advice, financial support.




COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Stay up-to-date on the Coronavirus in the Bega Valley.




COVID-19 (coronavirus) Advice

Stay up-to-date on the coronavirus in the Bega Valley.




COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bega, Cobargo and Beauty Point

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has confirmed three new COVID-19 cases in the Bega Valley Shire, bringing the total to six active cases.




COVID-19 fragments detected in Merimbula sewage

NSW Health has advised that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in the sewage system at Merimbula.




COVID-19 fragments detected in Merimbula sewage system

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has advised that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in the sewage system at Merimbula.




COVID-19 fragments detection in Merimbula sewage system

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has advised that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been detected in the sewage system at Merimbula. The detection was from a sample taken over Sunday 22 August and Monday 23 August.




COVID-19: a time for reflection and change

For some businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the straw that broke the camel's back, but for Festival Director, it has been a time to evaluate and review; leading to some silver linings.




COVIDSafe Libraries and Aquatic Centre reopen

The Bega Valley Shire Library Service at Bermagui, Bega, Tura Beach and Eden will reopen from Monday (June 15) as the health advice around COVID-19 moves forward. Bega Valley swimmers are also celebrating with Sapphire Aquatic Centre (SAC) at Pambula able to reopen from 15 June as well.




Cr Cathy Griff

Councillor




Cr David Porter

Councillor




Cr Helen O'Neil

Councillor




Cr Joy Robin

Councillor




Cr Karen Wright

Councillor




Cr Kristy McBain leaves Council

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.




Cr Liz Seckold

Deputy Mayor




Cr Mitchell Nadin

Councillor




Cr Russell Fitzpatrick

Mayor




Cr Sharon Tapscott leaves Council

Cr Sharon Tapscott has resigned from her position as Councillor for the Bega Valley Shire. The Merimbula-based Councillor and former Mayor formally wrapped up her eight-year term as Councillor on Monday 28 September 2020.




Cr Tony Allen

Councillor




Crisis & Community Information

Crisis support numbers and websites you can contact for help.




Curing added to FOGO compost process

Bega Valley Shire Council's FOGO compost might not be available until summer due to the introduction of curing into the composting process.




Curious Creatures competition and Storytimes for Book Week

Look out for some very curious creatures in Bega Valley Shire libraries throughout October as children’s Book Week 2020 celebrations feature a Curious Creature Competition, in-person Storytimes and a chance for children to be a shadow judge and name their Book of the Year.




Current Tenders

The latest tenders from Bega Valley Shire Council.




Customer service charter

Bega Valley Shire Council is committed to providing our customers with quality, responsive and friendly service, in person, on the phone, online and in the community.




Cuttagee Bridge advisory group established

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The Cuttagee Bridge Community Advisory Group established by Council held its first meeting on Monday 1 November.




Cuttagee Bridge renewal

Cuttagee Bridge is nearing the end of its functional life and planning is underway to determine its future design and configuration.




Cuttagee Bridge re-opened

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Emergency repair works on Cuttagee Bridge on the Tathra Bermagui Road are now complete and the bridge is open for public use.




Cuttagee Bridge repairs - Tathra Bermagui Road closures from 24 January 2022

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council would like to advise the community that emergency repair works will be carried out at Cuttagee Bridge on the Tathra Bermagui Road from Monday 24 January 2022 (weather permitting).




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DA Hub working hard in busy times

A recent spike in development applications to Bega Valley Shire Council has resulted in longer-than-usual processing times and a reassurance that bushfire affected people remain a priority.




DA top marks for Bega Valley

An independent review of the Shire's Development Assessment Service has found that Council is providing service levels well above the average of its peer councils.




Dam Levels

Current levels of dams used to supply water to customers in the Bega Valley Shire




Damaged trees get a new home

The trees vandalised in Littleton Gardens in May 2016 have found a new home.




Davidson Place set for major upgrade

Eden’s Davidson Place is set for a major upgrade thanks to funding through the federal government’s Drought Communities Program.




Defence Force assisting with water issues

The Australian Defence Force has stepped up and stepped in to assist Council in its ongoing efforts to continue to supply reliable and high-quality water to the northern part of our Shire.




Dehydrators make light of heavy problem

Three local businesses have diverted more than 30 tonnes of food waste away from landfill after participating in a Bega Valley Shire Council program to dehydrate kitchen scraps and leftovers.




Delayed opening for Candelo Pool

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.




Delays at Candelo Bega Road and Six Mile Bridge

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.




Delays to DA assessment times

If you've recently lodged DA or are about to, please be aware that due to COVID-19 and other factors, customers can expect delays on Council assessment times for all DAs.




Delivery and Operational Plans exhibited

Bega Valley Shire Council announces that, in accordance with the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, a revised Delivery Program and a Draft Operational Plan are now on public exhibition and submissions are sought from the community.




Delivery Program and Operational Plan

What Council will do to deliver the CSP over the next 4 years and the specific activities and budget for the next 12 months..




Demographics

Bega Valley Shire residents can now get a better picture of the community thanks to an innovative tool available through Council's website. The tool will enable local businesses, potential investors, community groups, students and the public to access detailed population characteristics.




Dental Fireaid donates $13,000 to Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

More than $13,000 has been donated to the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund by the organisers of the Dental Fireaid NSW conference.




Design refinement for roads upgrade

Bega Valley Shire Council is working closely with our project management and design consultants, GHD Pty Ltd, and Transport for NSW to refine and finalise the detailed design for the highly anticipated upgrade of the Towamba and Burragate Roads.




Destination NSW: Regional Event Fund

This fund identifies and supports events that have the potential to act as a 'cornerstone' or flagship tourism events for their area by attracting overnight visitation and delivering long-term benefits to the region.




Detailed design for Merimbula intersection

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The detailed design for the reconfiguration, realignment and upgrade of the Sapphire Coast Drive and Berrambool Drive intersection in Merimbula is nearing completion.




Detour for Bega during Auckland Street closure

Auckland Street in Bega will be closed between High Street and Upper Street from late afternoon Friday 8 to Friday 22 April to allow contractors to upgrade the existing school crossing.




Detour for Tathra during Bega Street closure

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Bega Street, Tathra will be closed between Noojee and Davidson streets for a week to allow contractors to upgrade the existing school children’s crossing.




Develop a career and help save lives with Bega Valley Shire swimming pools

A great opportunity is approaching in mid-May with the Austswim teacher program coming to Pambula.




Development Approvals

Some events may require a formal development application.




Development contributions

Contribution Plans detail council's policy of obtaining development contributions as a means of funding local infrastructure and services that are required as a result of new development.




Development Controls

Bega Valley Shire Council's Development Control Plan. This plan supplements the Local Environmental Plan and proivdes more detailed provisions to guide development in the Bega Valley.




Development Engineering Standards

Bega Valley Shire Council design specifications.




Development Hub tips for quicker application lodgement

Council's Development Hub staff have experienced a sharp increase in the number of enquiries over the past few weeks and are committed to providing prompt responses to both bushfire affected property owners and general development requests.




Development proposals on exhibition

Have your say on applications open for public comment.




Development standard variations

Register of Clause 4.6 variations to development standards, applied to development applications within the Bega Valley LGA, is available for public view.




Direct Debit Application

Direct debit your rates, water or sundry debtors account.




Director appointed as East Gippsland Shire Council CEO

Bega Valley Shire's Director of Community, Environment and Planning has been announced as East Gippsland Shire Council’s incoming Chief Executive Officer, after the Council confirmed the appointment at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 2 October 2018.




Disability Inclusion Action Plan

What we will do to reduce barriers and make our Shire a more liveable community for all residents and visitors.




Disaster Hardship Assistance

Having trouble keeping up with your payments? Apply for a hardship assistance payment plan with Council.




Disaster Relief Fund donations needed

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is calling for donations to enable the fund to continue to support our bushfire impacted residents.




Disaster Relief Fund next round now open

Community groups delivering support services for bushfire impacted people in the Bega Valley Shire will soon be able to apply for funding under Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.




Disaster Relief Fund payments made

The Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund has made its first round of payments to local people affected by the summer bushfires.




Disaster Relief Fund support extended

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund (BVCDRF) has been extended to further support the wellbeing and resilience of the community in the wake of compounding natural disasters since 2019.




Disclosures of Interest

Councillors and staff are required under the Local Government Act 1993 to complete a Pecuniary Interest Return.




Discover Hidden Flora and Fauna of Tura Beach

Tura Marrang Library is offering a day of discovery for people to explore one of the most unique ecosystems in the Bega Valley and the chance to pick up a free native tree on Saturday 17 June, starting at 10.30am.




Display celebrates Aussie meat pie

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?




Diving into the swim season

Council staff and contractors are finalising preparations across the Shire ahead of the fast approaching outdoor pool season.




DIY synthesiser workshop

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.




Do you have a Big Idea?

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.




Documents on exhibition

Get involved in decisions! Have your say on documents, plans and strategies that are open for public comment..




Dog walking areas

Council recognises the important role companion animals play in our society. As such Council provides 11 leash free areas in the Shire where dog owners can responsibly exercise their dogs off leash.




Dogs open doors to reading

Bega Valley Shire Library is introducing an innovative literacy program matching up registered pet therapy dogs with children who may be experiencing reading difficulties.




Doing business with Council

The What; Why; and How on Council's eProcurement system VendorPanel.




Don't flush wet wipes

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.




Don't use Towamba Bridge

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.




Don't waste your waste - grants opening 7 October

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.




Door opens for Council trainees

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.




Dr McKee Fountain cooling Bega down again

The Doctor John McKee Memorial Fountain in Littleton Gardens is firing again just as school breaks up and local families and visitors move into holiday mode.




Draft amenities design on exhibition

A draft design for a new amenities block at Bermagui’s Bruce Steer Pool is on public exhibition for community feedback until 15 April.




Draft climate resilience strategy to be exhibited

Council has today resolved to publicly exhibit its draft Bega Valley Shire Climate Resilience Strategy 2050 for public comment.




Draft flood risk plans on exhibition

The local community is encouraged to provide feedback on the draft Bega and Brogo River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan after Council yesterday resolved to place the document on public exhibition.




Draft land strategies on public exhibition

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on two important draft land use strategies currently on public exhibition.




Draft Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study Public Exhibition

Discussions are continuing with two local communities about how best to manage the risk of flooding in their area.




Draft Operational Plan and Budget open for public comment

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.




Draft Wonboyn Lake Entrance Management Policy exhibition period extended

Bega Valley Shire Council has extended the exhibition period for the Draft Wonboyn Lake Entrance Management Policy to 31 January 2021.




Dreams Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Show

Sunday, 22 May 2022




Drop-in sessions to help tourists go FOGO

A four-week series of FOGO drop-in sessions for holiday accommodation managers across the Bega Valley will kick off in Bermagui on 21 August.




Drum Muster pulls up at Bermagui tip

Farmers and users of chemicals in the agricultural and veterinary industries now have a place to safely dispose of empty drums in the shire’s north.




Dry weather impacting on road maintenance

Due to the prevailing dry conditions, Council will be reducing unsealed road maintenance activities in the short-term.




Dune Enhancement Project

This project aims to stabilise and protect dune systems to reduce current risks to natural and built assets as well as increase resilience to future threats from climate change driven sea level rise.




Dune Enhancement Project in full swing

A project aimed at re-establishing and enhancing the coastal dune systems is well underway across the Shire.




Dune restoration morning at Tathra

With the bushfire recovery phase now in full swing, the time has come to commence the restoration of natural areas in and around Tathra that were adversely impacted during the disaster.




Dye Testing in Merimbula Bay

Bega Valley Shire Council will undertake dye dispersion tests in Merimbula Bay during the coming month, weather permitting.




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Easter trading issue

An issue has come to Council’s attention relating to trading for larger businesses over the Easter period




Easter with Council

Bega Valley Shire Council will close for Easter at 4.30pm on Thursday, 24 March until 9am on Tuesday 29 March.




Eat the Park!

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.




Economic Development Strategy

Economic development is seen as a key driver of a Shire wide economic sustainability through the development of a broad based economy and the diversification of opportunities for both residents and investors.




Economic summit builds a strong future

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.




Eden Child Care Centre turns 30

Eden Child Care Centre is proudly opening its doors to the community on Monday 29 October as part of its 30th birthday celebrations.




Eden early childhood centres to merge

Early childhood education in Eden is set for a significant change, with Council to co-locate Eden Preschool and Eden Childcare Centre from January 2019.




Eden library hosts popular Recollections magazine launch

The South Coast History Society will launch the fourth issue of the popular local history magazine 'Recollections' with a morning tea and talks at Eden library on Friday, 29 September at 10.30am.




Eden Library to close for renovations

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.




Eden Log Cabin

The Log Cabin is an authentic example of a Canadian Log Cabin and is surrounded by a large landscaped garden area with shady trees and extensive lawns providing an ideal venue for committee meetings, art displays, educational classes, public meetings or family events.




Eden Memorial Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool, located in Eden.




Eden oil spill contained

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.




Eden pool under cover

New pool covers have been installed at Eden Swimming Pool.




Eden Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)

Annotated photos and diagrams of the Eden Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) showing the main treatment process units and Environment Protection Licence monitoring locations.




Eden students tackle waste

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.




Eden Waste Depot to close temporarily

Bega Valley Shire Council will close the Eden Waste Depot to the general public from April 9, while the site is used for the large scale disposal of fire damaged asbestos and demolition debris from the Tathra and Reedy Swamp fires.




Eden Waste Depot to open Sundays

Council has acted on concerns expressed following the decision to close the Eden Waste Depot to the public to enable the sorting and disposal of fire damaged asbestos and demolition debris stemming from the bushfire disaster.




Eden, Twofold Bay and Towamba River Flood Study

The flood study will assist Council and its community to improve future planning for land-use, emergency response and strategic asset management.




Eden’s Barclay Street Pavilion officially opened

Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick officially opened Eden’s Barclay Street Pavilion yesterday, to the accolades of a healthy crowd of local sports club members, spectators and community members.




Efficiencies enable expanded road project

A project to improve the road surface and drainage along Upper Brogo Road is set to commence next Tuesday (29 January).




Effluent management

Effluent is the final liquid product that is produced by and discharge from a sewage treatment plant (STP).




Effluent quality at sewage treatment plants

Effluent quality at EPA licensed sewage treatment plants and annotated photographs showing the main treatment process units and Environment Protection Licence monitoring locations for each sewage treatment plant.




ELGAS bushfire BBQ and home gas bottle safety tips

Download tips on dealing with gas bottles during and after the bushfire.




Eligibility and Right to Work at Council

Bega Valley Shire Council requires you to have Australian citizenship or to be a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand or to have a valid visa that provides work rights.




Embrace your inner scientist with Bega Valley Science Week 2020

It's that time of year again to embrace your inner scientist, with National Science Week starting later this week.




Emergency Information

Emergency Management information including current road closures and links to relevant services.




Emergency readiness forum for local businesses

This is an event tailored to Sapphire Coast businesses to help you prepare for emergency situations and protect your business from disaster.




Emergency repairs to Rixons Bridge

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.




Employment benefits

Maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle.




Empty Eskys turn up on Sapphire Coast

'Empty Eskys' ave been turning up on the Sapphire Coast of the Bega Valley, much to the delight of communities coming to terms with a new post bushfire normal.




Encouraging response to flood study

Council staff and consultants Rhelm have been very encouraged by the community’s enthusiastic response to the flood study for Eden, Twofold Bay and the Towamba River.




End of Term report captures an extraordinary five years

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has released the End of Term report, marking the fifth and final year of the Council elected in 2016 and a period of vast and extreme challenges for the community.




End of Term Report points to busy four years

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.




Entering new era for Tathra Beach kiosk

The future of the kiosk at Tathra Beach is looking increasingly inspiring, with work set to commence today (21 September) on rejuvenating the building.




Entrance Management Policies

Entrance Management Policies for: Wallaga Lake; Cuttagee Lake; Bega River; Wallagoot Lake; Back Lake; and Curalo Lagoon as tabled and the Policies be placed on Council’s website.




Entries open for 'The Young Archies'

Budding junior artists in the Bega Valley are getting a chance to mix it with the 'big kids' in the 2016 Archibald Prize.




Entries open for portrait award

Entries for The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award have opened for 2018.




Enviro Grants Deliver for People and Place

Fourteen projects designed to restore and protect the local environment have received financial backing from Bega Valley Shire Council




Environment Grants announced

The commitment and dedication of eleven community groups to enhance, protect and restore our local environment will be supported by Bega Valley Shire Council through the 2018-19 Community Environment Grants. They will share in $50,000 after the successful projects were announced this week.




Environment Protection Licences

Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) conditions relating to pollution prevention and monitoring, cleaner production through recycling and reuse and the implementation of best practice.




Environment zones to be renamed conservation zones

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The NSW Government is renaming 'environment zones' to 'conservation zones' in all standardised local environmental plans across the state.




Environmental Assessments

What Environmental Assessments have been carried out.




Environmental programs and partnerships

Council seeks to work with residents and community groups on practical environmental projects and programs. Council currently invests significant resources into protecting our unique natural environment through a number of avenues including an Environment Levy. Part of this levy provides community groups throughout the Shire with an opportunity to obtain funding to complete community environmental projects. Additionally, Council encourages residents to take part in local environmental activities which are a great way to meet people, be healthy and improve and protect our environment.




Epic journey author visiting libraries

Adventurer, Jeremy Scott has an incredible story, from the challenge of open-heart surgery when he was a child to his inspiring solo bicycle ride from London to New Zealand.




Erosion and sediment control at Tathra

Work continues on the stabilisation and rehabilitation of the asset protection zones in and around Tathra.




Erosion and sediment in local waterways

Bega Valley Shire Council is stepping up its emphasis on the protection of local waterways from the impacts of erosion and sediments.




Erosion control and stabilisation work continues at Main Beach, Merimbula

Council is working to stabilise dunes and infrastructure at the northern end of Merimbula's Main Beach as large ocean swells continue to play havoc, heavily eroding the beach between Mitchies Jetty and Ford Park.




Establishment of Recovery Support Service

Bega Valley Shire Council will establish a Tathra and District Fire Recovery Support Service (RSS), thanks to $387,723 in funding secured under the NSW and Commonwealth Governments Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).




Estuaries of the Bega Valley Shire

Estuaries within the Bega Valley Shire and a summary of their physical characteristics.




Estuary management receives boost

Local estuary management has received a boost with Bega Valley Shire Council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage funding a review of old estuary management plans and the creation of a new plan for the Bermagui River.




Event Management Guidelines

Information/check lists for running a successful event.




Event Management Guidelines & Tools

A resource to assist in from start to finish in the organising and running public events in the Bega Valley Shire.




Event Management Plan Template

A tool to help plan and document your event.




Event Management Tools & Guidelines

A resource to assist from start to finish in the organising and running public events in the Bega Valley Shire.




Event planning

Tools and information for planning/holding a festival or an event within the Bega Valley Shire.




Event support to assist in tourism recovery

A new tourism recovery initiative commenced today - the Tourism Events Recovery Coordination Program.




Event to celebrate pioneering program for people with memory loss

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.




Event to commemorate formal partnership between local Aboriginal people and Council

MEDIA RELEASE - Council will host a special community event on 25 June to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first signing of the Memorandum of Understanding as the formal partnership between local Aboriginal people and Council.




Events Calendar

Help keep everyone informed on what is happening in our Shire by listing your event on the events calendar.




Events coordination investment to support tourism recovery

The importance of events in our tourism recovery has been recognised by Bega Valley Shire Council, with the launch of phase two of the Tourism Events Recovery Coordination Program.




Everyone Can Play Playspaces

Funding has been provided by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment's Open Space and Parklands Program.




Everyone welcome to Australia Day celebrations

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council invites the shire’s residents to its COVID Safe Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday 26 January with a free breakfast at 7.30am in Bega’s Littleton Gardens.




Excellent response to Merimbula boardwalk renewal planning

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - More than 640 people provided feedback on the future of the iconic Merimbula Boardwalk throughout July and August, with the key findings now summarised in a Listening Report available on Council's website.




Exempt and complying development

Find out if your development is considered Exempt or Complying or if you need to submit a DA.




Exhibition celebrates personal as political

The next exhibition to be unveiled at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) on Friday 14 February showcases craft-based creations with a political intent.




Exhibition explores Indo-Fijian ancestral loss

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.




Experts gather for Family and Local History Expo

If you've ever wondered about putting together your family history, or if you're interested in finding out more about where you live then the Lifelines: Celebrating Family and Local History Expo will give you a chance to learn more.




Exploring lives - author talks next week

Bega Valley Shire Library is offering two dynamic and vibrant author talks with Julie Ankers next week.




Expression of Interest

Register your Business Boost Ideas EOI here to be considered for seed funding.




Expression of Interest - Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest for the purchase of the Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre.




Expressions of interest open for Bega Saleyard Stakeholder Advisory Group

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is seeking expressions of interest for a representative from the local industry to join the Bega Saleyard Stakeholder Advisory Group.




Expressions of interest open for Cuttagee Bridge advisory group

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is calling for expressions of interest from members of the community interested in participating in the Cuttagee Bridge advisory group.




Expressions of interest open for operation of Bega Saleyards

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest for the operation and management of Bega Saleyards.




Expressions of interest open for Waste Wise Events Grants

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Local event organisers are encouraged to express their interest in Council's Waste Wise Events Grants, to help reduce the tonnes of waste added to landfill each year.




Extended hours to see the Archibald

Right now, Australia's biggest and most loved portraiture exhibition is gracing the walls of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery and the viewing hours have been extended to help everyone see the artworks on display.




Extension of Precautionary Boil Water Alert

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.




Extra hands pitch in at Pambula River mouth

A helping hand has come forward for Bega Valley Shire Council and the clean-up effort following this month’s East Coast Low.




Extra hours for Bermagui Library during Daylight Savings

Bega Valley Shire Council is trialling extended opening hours at the Bermagui Library, commencing Monday 17 October.




Extra time to comment on Pambula/South Pambula Planning Proposal

The public exhibition period for the Pambula and South Pambula Residential Lands Planning Proposal has been extended by 28 days.




Extra time to pay Council rates

Bega Valley ratepayers have an extra month to pay their first quarterly rates instalment for the 2020-21 year. Bega Valley Shire Council’s first instalment is not due until 30 September 2020 however earlier payment is welcome. The second instalment will be due 30 November 2020.




Extra waste vouchers for Bega Valley

MEDIA RELEASE 2019 - 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.




Extreme measures to secure water supply - Level 4 restrictions

As the saying goes - extreme circumstances require extreme solutions and that is most certainly the case with the work currently being done to secure the safe supply of water to the communities in the north of our Shire.




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Face-to-face meetings back at chambers

Bega Valley Shire Councillors are returning to regular face-to-face meetings as the valley approaches a year without any local COVID-19 cases.




Fact check on GM performance review

Suggestions that General Manager Leanne Barnes has lost the confidence of Council are grossly inaccurate.




Families

Information on family support.




Famous gamer Hex for Gamer Dev Jam

The best known gamer in Australia and star presenter from the ABC’s Good Game television program, Hex, will be the highlight guest at a Gamer Dev Jam to be held in Merimbula next month.




FAQs on Animals

Questions and answers on companion animals and regulations.




Farmland rating review underway

A review of land currently rated as farmland in the Bega Valley Shire is underway to meet with state legislation requiring Councils to have up to date records on rateable properties.




Fast-tracked works begin on fourth landfill cell at Central Waste Facility

Construction works have begun on a fourth landfill cell at the Central Waste Facility, with the delivery program brought forward by 12 months because of the need to dispose of some fire affected material in the existing Cell 3 landfill.




Federal Government Support

The federal government is focused on connecting people, communities, primary producers and businesses with the services and assistance they may need to rebuild and recover to support the recovery of all Australians.




Fee relief for sporting groups

Bega Valley Shire Council’s support for the community through the bushfire recovery and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues, with Councillors recently endorsing fee relief for our sporting clubs and organisations.




Fee waivers for those impacted by fire

Bega Valley Shire Council has moved to alleviate further financial burden on those impacted by the recent Yankees Gap bushfire event, with a number of fees and charges to be waived.




Feedback sought on Tathra headland precinct concept plan

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A draft concept plan for a future upgrade to the Tathra headland precinct is now open for community feedback.




Feedback wanted on key estuaries

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking the community’s feedback on the management of some of the Shire's key estuaries.




Fees and Charges

A list of current fees charged for services provided by Bega Valley Shire Council.




Fees and charges relief following fires

Bega Valley Shire Council has moved expeditiously to alleviate further financial burden on those impacted by the recent bushfire disaster, with a number of fees and charges set to be waived.




Festival & Events Final Report and Acquittal

Councils Grant Agreement and Conditions require all grants to be acquitted and a final report submitted.




Filling the gaps in bushfire recovery

As the Bega Valley moves towards our sixth month of bushfire response and recovery an opportunity is being created to check-in on need and with each other.




Film festival inspires inclusivity

The Access All Areas Film Festival is an innovative film festival coming to Bega thanks to a partnership between Bega Valley Shire Library, The Disability Trust, and Tulgeen, to celebrate the International Day of People with a Disability.




Filming and photography in the shire

Filming and photography applications and guidelines.




Finalists short-listed for prestigious Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

From more than 250 entries into the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, 38 exceptional artists have been short-listed for final judging in July by National Portrait Gallery Director, Karen Quinlan.




Financial Assistance

There are a wide range of opportunities to apply for financial support.




Financial Hardship Assistance

Having trouble keeping up with your payments? Apply for a payment plan with Council.




Financial pressures being addressed

Just as we have responded to the challenges of drought, bushfire, flood and pandemic in recent years, Bega Valley Shire Council is confident the organisation's current and future financial challenges will be tackled.




Financial relief report next week

In a further effort to support the members of our community who have been impacted by the ongoing bushfire disaster, Council will consider a report outlining all proposed financial relief and waivers for rates, fees and charges at next Wednesday's (5 February) Council meeting.




Find out more about opening lakes

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.




Finest local art available to all at the MOTEL Art Fair on 31 July

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The Norfolk Pine Motel in Merimbula will open its doors to all at 10am (until 4pm) on Saturday 31 July for the much-awaited MOTEL Art Fair, for a COVID-safe viewing and shopping experience like no other.




Fire affected waste accepted free of charge

For those impacted by the recent bushfires, Bega Valley Shire Council is accepting fire affected waste, free of charge at some waste facilities.




Fire asbestos management award

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.




Fire safety certification

When building a Class 2 to Class 9 building a number of fire safety measures and reporting obligations need to be complied with under Part 9 of the Environmental, Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000.




First Council meeting 11 January 2022

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - The first meeting of the new Bega Valley Shire Council will be held at 2pm on Tuesday 11 January 2022 at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.




First Electric Vehicle (EV) fast charge station for Bega Valley

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.




First Lap provider status for Council-managed pools

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has been approved as a NSW Government First Lap provider, which means all Council-managed pools will accept First Lap vouchers for children's swimming lessons.




First QantasLink flight arrives in Merimbula

Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick has thanked Qantas Airways for bringing increased passenger services to Merimbula airport.




First year of FOGO smashes targets

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.




Fix your water with #TrunkLife campaign

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.




Flood recovery program near completion

An intensive program of flood recovery works targeting the local transport network is nearing successful completion.




Flood recovery works 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.




Flood risk management up for discussion

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.




Flood Studies

A Flood Study is a comprehensive technical investigation of flood behaviour in a particular catchment.




Flood Study areas

A Flood Study is a comprehensive technical investigation of flood behaviour in a particular catchment.




Flood study moves into survey phase

The flood study for Eden, Twofold Bay and the Towamba River has moved into the next phase, with survey work around select areas of Eden and the foreshores along Twofold Bay now largely complete.




Flood study on exhibition

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.




Flood warning signs removed

Bega Valley Shire Council warns that temporary warning signs have been illegally removed from some flood sites in the Shire.




Flood Warning System Bega and Brogo Rivers

Council is undertaking a feasibility study for a Total Flood Warning System (TFWS).




Floodplain Management

To assist with planning and managing the risk the community faces from flooding Council has taken the initiative to develop a comprehensive Floodplain Risk Management Plan, in accordance with the NSW Floodplain Development Manual, the management of flood liable land, April 2005.




Floodplain Risk Management

Floodplain risk management studies and plans.




Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans

Floodplain risk management studies and plans.




Flora Australis blooms for Bega Valley

Bega Valley Regional Gallery has been singled out amongst its peers by one of the State's peak arts and cultural intuitions.




Fluoride question resolved

Bega Valley Shire Council will seek approval from the Secretary of NSW Health to extend the state funded, fluoridation program to all public water supplies within the Shire, after today’s Council meeting provided a resolution to this long-running issue.




Fluoride survey results released

Bega Valley Shire Council has today (Monday) released the results of a community survey into whether the addition of fluoride to the drinking water supply was supported by the public.




Flying fox drop-in session - Candelo

Bega Valley Shire Council along with the Office for Environment and Heritage will be holding a drop-in session and public meeting to discuss the current flying fox issue at Candelo.




FOGO - Food and Garden Organics

A weekly food and garden organics collection service to divert waste from landfill and increase production of compost.




FOGO - what to put in my green bin?

What you can and cannot put in your green lid Fogo bin.




FOGO - what you can put in your green bin?

What you can and cannot put in your green lid Fogo bin.




FOGO caddy bag program ends

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A program to provide free FOGO caddy bin liners to Bega Valley Shire residents has ended.




FOGO compost now at more tips

In the wake of the positive community response to the new FOGO, Council has expanded distribution of its high quality compost from two tips to four.




FOGO expands to Wonboyn, another waste voucher for all

MEDIA RELEASE 2019 - Bega Valley Shire Council is rolling out the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) kerbside collection service to Wonboyn residents from Friday 13 December.




FOGO for Business

Did you know that businesses in the Bega Valley can GO FOGO?




FOGO for Business trial goes twice weekly

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - What’s better than FOGO keeping your business food waste from landfill once a week? Getting it picked up twice a week of course!




FOGO for visitors

Our secret to being one of the most beautiful places on earth is that we GO FOGO!




FOGO is a go-go!

The Bega Valley's 'War on Waste' has been turned up a notch with Councillors voting in favour of introducing a new household Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service.




FOGO service for Business

Did you know that businesses in the Bega Valley can GO FOGO?




FOGO start set for October

More than 12,000 town residents will go to a new, innovative way to manage waste when Bega Valley Shire Council introduces the FOGO bin collection service from October 29.




FOGO's future

FOGO and organics processing: the next chapter.




Food safety

Food businesses have a responsibility to ensure that all food handling staff are adequately trained. As part of Council's Food Safety Surveillance Strategy, Council assists businesses to fulfil training requirements by providing advice, facilitating and providing access to food safety education programs.




For the love of paint

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.




For young people, by young people - Gen-i!

"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.




Ford Park tree vandalism

A second spate of tree vandalism in as many weeks has been reported in the Merimbula area, with the latest attack being the poisoning of eucalypts in Ford Park.




Foreshore transformation at Tathra

A fencing and revegetation project is set to transform approximately 1km of Council-managed land along the Bega River foreshore at the end of Thompsons Drive in Tathra.




Former Hotel Australasia - update

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.




Forms A-Z

Bega Valley Shire Council's Forms listed from A to Z.




Four generations of Dr Marshmans caring for Bega Valley residents

Family businesses are the backbone of Australia. In rural and regional areas, such as the Bega Valley, there are many family businesses providing us with important support and services.




Four local properties to benefit from Small Heritage Grants

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Four heritage-listed properties in the shire are to benefit from this year's Small Heritage Grants.




Free breakfast marks start of Bega Valley Australia Day celebrations

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.




Free creative expo for our older residents during Seniors' Week

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.




Free digital marketing workshops for small businesses

There was a great turnout yesterday for the first of a number of free digital marketing workshops for local businesses.




Free FOGO and recycling services for schools

An increasingly waste-wise Bega Valley school community will now have access to free FOGO and recycling bins.




Free NSW WeedWise App

The app profiles over 300 weeds, describing requirements, control and herbicide use.




Free swimming lesson for Learn to Swim Week

Don’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.




Free tipping voucher for Christmas

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.




Free weekend access to Bega Valley pools on 6-7 March

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.




Free work spaces for bushfire affected businesses at Bega Valley Innovation Hub

True to its name, the Bega Valley Innovation Hub (BVIH) has been responsive to changing conditions, putting regular programs on hold so they can focus on helping existing businesses survive, and even grow, during this crucial post-bushfire period.




Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about our Nourish & Flourish campaign.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Common questions and answers in relation to the Merimbula STP and Ocean Outfall.




Fresh Salt - creative responses to exceptional landscape

Two of the region’s peak cultural institutions are joining forces, shaping a dynamic new art experience.




Frogs Hollow flight school update

Planning staff at Bega Valley Shire Council have made a preliminary assessment of Development Application 10-2017-445-1, which proposes a recreational flight school on land adjacent to the Princes Highway at Frogs Hollow.




From the Mayor

This is what the Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor, Kristy McBain, says.




Funding boost for Lake Street Trail

The proposed Lake Street shared trail in Merimbula has taken a huge step forward with the announcement the State Government is committing a further $1.74 million to the project.




Funding boost for runway upgrades

The upgrade works at the Merimbula Airport have been given another exciting boost, with the Federal Government announcing a $4.5 million funding injection over the weekend.




Funding expands library tech training

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.




Funding finder

Use Funding Finder to search for other government and non-government funding opportunities.




Funding Finder finds its feet

Since its launch in March, there have been over 525 users accessing the Funding Finder site, with up to 65 users a day at its peak.




Funding for Bega Valley halls

Community halls in the Bega Valley will share in $70,000 worth of funding, with a number of key projects to be tackled.




Further dye testing in Merimbula Bay

With the environmental assessment of the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Upgrade and Ocean Outfall project continuing, further dye dispersion tests are planned for Merimbula Bay next week.




Further Education Scholarship Awards presented today

Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick today presented Further Education Scholarship Awards to students for 2020 and 2021, in recognition of the importance of developing local student’s skills and abilities.




Further Education Scholarships open

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.




Further support for the community

Bega Valley Shire Council this week resolved on a suite of measures to further support our community, especially those impacted during the ongoing bushfire disaster.




Future business leaders given opportunity to attend the Bega Valley Economic Summit

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.




Future waste management in the Bega Valley Shire

How we are moving towards zero waste.




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Gae's contribution recognised

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.




Gallery architect announced

The proposed redevelopment of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) has taken another significant step forward, with the announcement today that Sibling Architecture has been selected to design the upgrade to the facility.




Gallery seeks donations with explosion of happiness

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.




Gallery seeks Regional Cultural funding

Council today has voted to support an expression of interest to the State Government's Regional Cultural Fund, by the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG).




Gallery show sizzles for summer

Local art lovers are set for a real treat when the second edition of South/East Interference opens at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery this Friday.




Gallery upgrade is shovel ready

Progress towards the planned redevelopment of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) continues, with the Development Application now approved and the final business case submitted to the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund for assessment.




Gardens are escaping across the Shire

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.




Gateways tell a story of the Shire

People entering the Bega Valley Shire from the North, South and West will soon be greeted with three welcoming signs telling stories of local environment and heritage.




General Cemetery Advisory Committee

The Cemetery Advisory Committee is a formal advisory body of Council for the purposes of considering, discussing and advising on specific issues related to the management and future direction of Council’s cemeteries.




General Community Halls Committee

The Community Halls Advisory Committee is a formal advisory body of Council for the purposes of considering, discussing and advising on specific issues related to the management and future direction of Council’s Halls.




General Manager not seeking renewal of contract

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.




General Sportsgrounds Committee

The Committee makes recommendations to Council about sportsground management, operations, fees and charges as well as providing advice to upgrade projects at sportsground facilities across the Shire.




Generous donation for Bega Valley bushfire recovery

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has donated $325,000 to the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, to be used "for the relief of human suffering".




Generous food donation from restaurants left with excess

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Council's Nourish & Flourish program has shone a bright light for the community during a challenging week by diverting hundreds of freshly cooked meals to people in need.




Gen-l students visit Eden businesses

Members of the Gen-l project in Eden are creating a T-shirt they hope will build positive, strong relationships with the broader community.




Get gaming at Tura Marrang library

Techy teenagers will have an opportunity to further their gaming skills at a Game Development Workshop at Tura Marrang library on Friday 20 January, starting at 10am.




Get in touch

Lots of people are talking about this project - here's how to contact us to find out more.




Get ready for summer - be prepared and stay safe

Bega Valley Shire Council is gearing up for a busy and safe summer, with resources and infrastructure on standby, and some helpful messages about seasonal safety and preparedness.




Get ready for water meter replacements

A shire-wide rollout of residential and commercial water meter replacements will start next week.




Get together for National Volunteer Week

The 2022 National Volunteer Week theme, Better Together, sums up well the Bega Valley’s experience with volunteering; bringing people together, building communities and creating a better society for everyone.




GG loves Eden (official)!

This week's visit by his Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove will be long remembered throughout the Bega Valley and especially by the people of Eden.




Giant mural celebrates Eden's ancient past

A gigantic new public artwork has popped up as a gateway to Eden, showcasing local talent and links between the region's indigenous people and the coastal environment.




Giant mural celebrates Merimbula's coastal life

A new gigantic public artwork has popped up at a gateway to Merimbula to showcase local art and the town’s coastal heritage.




GIPA review rights

You have a right to request a review of a decision regarding the release of information if you disagree with any of decisions as set out under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).




GIVIT: meeting genuine needs of bushfire affected communities

Bega Valley Shire Council encourages individuals, organisations and businesses wanting to donate quality goods and services to those directly affected by the bushfires to use GIVIT, a not-for-profit organisation that matches donations with those who need them most.




Global Foundation to gather in Bega Valley

Bega Valley Shire Council is partnering with The Global Foundation to provide a unique, regional roundtable discussion on Monday, 10 August, blending local, national and global participation.




Grandparents Day celebrates generations

Grandparents play pivotal roles in our communities and families and Bega Valley Shire Library invites you to celebrate NSW Grandparents Day at Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre with an entertainment packed day, which will include information about the importance of intergenerational relationships from the program leader of the soon to be established childcare centre at Imlay House, Hayley Reynolds.




Grandparents join the preschool fun

Bega Valley Shire Council's Children's Services hosted a number of special events to celebrate NSW Grandparents Day recently.




Grant - Expression of Interest

Register your expression of interest and be notified when a grant becomes available.




Grants

Current community grants available and support with applications.




Grants available for seniors

Bega Valley Shire Council has today announced an exciting grant opportunity for Seniors Festival activities.




Grants available for seniors and youth

Bega Valley Shire Council has today announced two exciting grant opportunities for Youth Week and Seniors Festival activities.




Grants available for Seniors Festival 2020

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.




Green Army helps out at Rawlinson Wetland

Green Army crews have recently installed bollards and undertaken weed control for the new pathway around Rawlinson Wetland in Bega.




Green Shoots

A project developed in response to the Tathra and Districts Bushfire of March 2018 to restore natural areas that were destroyed or badly degraded by the fire.




Green Shoots program for Quaama and Kiah communities

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.




GreenShore Connections Project

GreenShore Connections aims to restore the natural vegetation and connect local residents to the reserve.




Group 16 Grand Final in Bega this Sunday

Bega will play host to this Sunday's Group 16 Rugby League Grand Final, marking 70 years of the competition.




Group 16 Grand Final stays in Bega

Bega Valley Mayor, Michael Britten and Group 16 Rugby League President, Dean Lynch have agreed on a plan that will see the code’s Grand Final played at the Bega Recreational Ground on August 21.




Grow young this Seniors Festival

Seniors throughout the Bega Valley Shire are preparing to celebrate Seniors Festival 2016, previously known as NSW Seniors Week, from 1 to 10 April.




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Hackathon workshops

Register for the Business Boost Ideas hackathon workshops in Cobargo, Bermagui, Candelo, Tathra, Merimbula, Bemboka, Bega and Eden.




Hannah Fernandez - Joint Young Citizen of the Year 2016

Hannah was nominated for Young Citizen of the Year because of her commitment towards serving her community through academia, sports, religion, the arts and public safety. Keeping herself busy, she has just returned from an international service overseas participating in Philippines Experience with Catholic Sisters in Pontevedra. She fundraised for this trip with a raffle, sausage sizzles and a Parish garage sale.




Hannan portrait finalists announced

The finalists for this year's Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award have been announced, with 35 standing out among the record number of entrants from across the country.




Hats on for National Simultaneous Storytime

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.




Have a Get Ready Weekend with family, friends and neighbours

Bega Valley Shire Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the NSW Rural Fire Service Get Ready Weekend to prepare for bushfire season and start a broader conversation about being aware of and prepared for all hazards.




Have Your Say on a flood warning system for Bega and Brogo floodplains

Bega Valley Shire Council is taking the next step in its Bega and Brogo Rivers Floodplain Risk Management process, asking the community for input on the design of a proposed flood warning system.




Have your say on Council's draft Contaminated Land Policy

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is seeking community feedback on its draft Contaminated Land Policy.




Have your say on Council's Operational Plan and financial information

Have your say on Council's future plans, projects, operational plan and budgets, fees and charges, and revenue policy.




Have your say on draft Burning off in Open Areas policy

The draft Burning off in Open Areas policy goes on public exhibition today until 31 May 2020 at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/HaveYourSay.




Have your Say on draft Climate Resilience Strategy

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




Have your say on draft Use of Public Land Policy

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.




Have your say on draft Water and Sewerage procedures

Bega Valley Shire Council has taken a step towards streamlining and simplifying its Water and Sewerage Service policies and procedures.




Have your say on Lake Street shared path

Comments from the community are invited on the draft concept plans for the Lake Street Shared Path Project in Merimbula that is now on exhibition.




Have your say on options for a flood warning system for Bega and Brogo floodplains

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is asking the community to review and give feedback on 10 options for improving the existing flood warning system as part of the Bega and Brogo Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Plan.




Have your say on options for the Kalaru to Bega shared path

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is seeking feedback from the community to inform the feasibility study for a future shared path from Kalaru to Bega.




Have your say on our draft Community Engagement Strategy

Bega Valley Shire Council has prepared a draft Community Engagement Strategy, which sets out our commitment and engagement principles.




Have your say on proposed amendments to support Commercial Land Strategy 2040

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.




Have your say on proposed changes to Council's awards, grants and scholarships

Council encourages feedback on proposed changes to its awards, grants and scholarships programs.




Have your say on proposed new Merimbula skatepark location

In order to secure appropriate funding for a new skatepark in Merimbula, Council is seeking feedback from the community on a preferred location from three potential sites.




Have your say on the future of all forms of transportation in Merimbula

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community and businesses to inform a transport planning study that will enable the development of an integrated transport network to support the needs of Merimbula into the future.




Have Your Say on Wonboyn Lake Entrance Management Strategy

Bega Valley Shire Council will hold a Zoom information session on the Wonboyn Lake Entrance Management Strategy on Thursday 5 November from 6pm to 7.30pm, to explain the development of a sustainable policy for the lake and the local oyster industry.




Have Your Say: Merimbula Transport Study

Have your say on the Merimbula Transport Study to better plan for transport infrastructure prioritisation and implementation.




Hazardous waste disposal

Hazardous waste is dangerous to the environment and our health, disposing of it properly is very important.




Health Advice - Copper in drinking water

Why your drinking water may contain copper.




Health and Wellbeing

Information to help with the physical and emotional effects from the 2020 Bega Valley Bushfires.




Health crisis impacting our recovery partners

The rapidly developing COVID-19 crisis is beginning to impact on the bushfire recovery efforts, with two of our outstanding partner organisations being forced into significant operational changes.




Heavy rain impacts Merimbula Lake

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - People are advised against swimming, fishing and prawning in Merimbula Lake following a number of pollutants entering the waterway due to ongoing heavy rainfall.




Help choose books for the library

Bega Valley Shire Library is throwing open the opportunity to everyone to be involved in choosing news books for the library at a special book-buying event.




Help set the Shire's future waste direction

Members of the community are being invited to join Council's Waste Strategic Working Group.




Help stop illegal trade of prohibited water weeds

Bega Valley residents with information about the trade of invasive plants and water weeds can now report it in confidence to Crime Stoppers.




Help us design the new Eden skate park

A new skate park is on its way for Eden, and we're asking local residents to help us with its early concept design.




Helping holiday managers get READY, SET FOGO

Help your visitors know you GO FOGO.




Helping other Councils

Helping Council's across Australia to kickstart their waste projects.




Heritage advice

Information on management and developing heritage buildings with the Bega Valley Shire.




Heritage conservation for south Imlay Street a step closer

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is seeking feedback on a planning proposal to apply a heritage conservation area to land at the southern end of Imlay Street, Eden.




Heritage conservation to be considered for south Imlay Street

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.




Heritage icons to be showcased

Residents and visitors will be treated to series of activities to celebrate our local heritage, with a week-long celebration during the first week of September.




Heroes and Villains at Summer Reading Club?

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.




Hidden stories of women war reporters revealed

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.




High consumption charges explained

Everything you need to know about how we work out our high consumption water and sewerage charges.




Hilda Rix Nicholas with 'Embellish'

‘Embellish – Costume in the Art of Hilda Rix Nicholas’ is an exhibition to delight and opens at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) this Friday (4 May) at 6pm.




Historic day for Shire's water quality

Two Water Treatment Plants will be established to protect our Shire's water quality into the future thanks to unprecedented NSW Government funding under the Restart NSW Fund.




History of the Shire

Some history about the Bega Valley Shire.




Home Spun stories to celebrate International Women's Day

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council is celebrating International Women's Day and NSW Women's Week this year with another evening of true and personal storytelling and live music.




Hop into FrogID Week!

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Council and the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness citizen science project are encouraging people in the Bega Valley to hop into FrogID week today!




Hotel Australasia to be sold

Eden’s historic Hotel Australasia is a very close to returning to private hands after Council today voted to enter into the Contract for Sale and Side Deed with Irisha Pty Ltd and Rubycove Pty Ltd.




House Rules




Household Chemical CleanOut

CleanOut your chemicals the right way. Check accepted materials, dates and locations for the next service.




Household Chemical CleanOut expands

Bega Valley's annual Household Chemical CleanOut weekend on 29 and 30 August is expanding to include an Eden drop-off site and trade painters.




Household chemical collection days

Bega Valley Shire Council is again offering people a chance to safely dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals at no cost.




Household chemical collection days - this weekend

Bega Valley Shire Council is again offering people a chance to safely dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals at no cost.




Housing conversation with the Honourable Susan Ryan AO

The Hon Susan Ryan AO, former Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission will be visiting Bermagui Library on Thursday 8 June to discuss community housing options in a conversational-style event.




How to Lodge a Petition with Council

Members of the Community can raise an item with Council by lodging a Petition with a Councillor.




How we avoided a boil water notice

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.




How you can help

Find out how you or your business can turn the food waste problem on its head.




Howard Hinton collection comes to Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Visitors to the Bega Valley Regional Gallery during July, August, and September will discover one of the most significant art collections in regional Australia.




HSC Survival for Students and Parents series

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The Higher School Certificate exams can be a stressful time for students and their parents, so the Bega Valley Shire Library has put together a series of support events we hope will help everyone through this particularly challenging time.




Huge boost for rebuilding support

Bega Valley Shire Council's ability and capacity to more effectively assist bushfire impacted property owners through the recovery and rebuilding process has received a huge boost through the recent appointment of Garry Cooper as an Environmental Health and Building Surveyor.




Huge boost to FOGO funding

A funding boost from the NSW Environment Protection Authority will go towards helping the community transition to the new bin service.




Hydrographic Survey for Curalo

The process of developing new Coastal Management Programs for the Shire's estuaries continues, with Council working with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to conduct a hydrographic survey of Eden's Lake Curalo.




Hydrology investigation drilling starts

The drilling stage of the Bega groundwater hydrology investigation commenced this week near the existing Bega Borefield.




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Identifying weeds

Identify your weeds to know how to control them.




Illegal waste in Mimosa Rocks and Eden

Rangers from Bega Valley Shire Council have notched up a number of environmental victories in their ongoing campaign against illegal waste in the Shire.




Imlay Street final works

The last of the major works for Imlay St Eden are planned over the next fortnight.




Important water quality advice

Council and Essential Energy have worked together to provide generator power to pumps at Ben Boyd Dam in Eden. This now means that water can be replenished to Eden at a slightly faster rate. As a result, this means that in the short term, the quality of water for drinking purposes to Eden cannot be guaranteed.




Improved treatment at Merimbula STP

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.




Increase in building inspection days across shire

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Additional building inspections by Bega Valley Shire Council accredited certifiers will expedite building projects across the shire.




Information about Water Supply

Information on water supply interruptions, water restrictions and tips for saving water.




Information session to be held on Murrabrine Bridge project

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - An information session in Cobargo in early November will be an opportunity for the community to learn more about the replacement of Murrabrine Bridge on Wandella Road.




Information session to provide updates on three key Eden projects

The community will have an opportunity to hear about and ask questions on three key local projects, at an information session to be held at the Eden Fishermen’s Club on Thursday 6 August from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.




Information sessions on runway extension

Local consultancy firm, NGH Environmental, are currently finalising an environmental assessment of plans to extend the Merimbula Airport runway.




Information sought for Eden, Twofold Bay and Towamba River Flood Study

Bega Valley Shire Council has appointed consultants, Rhelm, to undertake a flood study for Eden, Twofold Bay and Towamba River. The study seeks to define the current and future flood behaviour of the catchments and ocean storms impacting Twofold Bay.




Input sought around effluent management project

With specialist consultants AECOM having commenced the concept design and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade and Deep Water Ocean Outfall, Council is looking for people who live in the Merimbula/Pambula area to join a community working group.




Input sought on Wyndham path plans

Bega Valley Shire Council is particularly keen to hear from the Wyndham community surrounding a plan to construct a shared path network within the village.




Insect Ramble in Eden

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.




Insurance information

Please note Council needs to see that Home Warranty Insurance is in place for your builder before a Complying Development Certificate or Construction Certificate can be issued.




Intergenerational Playroom coming to Bega

The very successful Tura-based Intergenerational Playroom is branching out into Bega from November.




Intergenerational playroom connects old and young

An exciting collaboration between local resident, Hayley Reynolds and the Bega Valley Shire Library has created the region’s first Intergenerational Playroom based at Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre.




International Women's Day scholarship applications extended to 25 January

Bega Valley Shire Council has extended the closing date for its annual International Women's Day scholarships to 25 January.




Interruptions to water supply

Notifications of planned, unplanned and emergency interruptions to water supply.




Intersection upgrade to Merimbula Airport begins tomorrow

Council is completing a road pavement and intersection upgrade on Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula from Friday 8 April to Saturday 21 May, weather permitting.




Introductory training in The Art of Hosting

In these times, we need to find effective ways to work well together - to support each other and collaborate on projects and initiatives that strengthen and heal our communities.




Investment Prospectus

Invest in the Bega Valley Shire Infrastructure and help build our future.




IRC Conference Dispute Concluded

Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) representatives attended a second compulsory conference at the Industrial Relations Commission in Sydney today, after the United Services Union (USU) sought to have the matter relisted.




IRC Conference Update

Bega Valley Shire Council representatives attended a compulsory conference at the Industrial Relations Commission in Sydney yesterday.




Iron the cause of discoloured water

Analysis of discoloured tap water samples taken following reports from Bega and Tathra residents and business owners in recent weeks has shown the predominant cause of the discolouration to be iron.




Is my water safe to drink?

Get the lowdown on the quality of your water and how to make it safer to drink.




Isolation + Candlelight + #EarthHourLive = a fun night at home!

Join the global conservation movement and take part in Earth Hour by switching off your lights at home at 8.30pm for 60 minutes as a symbolic gesture of solidarity. And SWITCH ON your computer/laptop/mobile phone so you can enjoy #EarthHourLive from 8.30pm AEDT from the comfort of your own couch!




It’s up to YOUth – National Youth Week kicks off next week

Dance workshops, a youth dinner, and a basketball day are just some of the ways young people in the Bega Valley can get involved in National Youth Week 2022, running from 4 to 14 April.




IWD Scholarship winner 2016

Jenny Walker of Bega has won the Bega Valley Shire Council’s Young Women’s Scholarship, part of the Shire’s International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations.




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James Bower Scott - Joint Young Citizen of the Year 2016

Since enrolling at Bega High School in 2010, James Bower Scott’s achievements are remarkable. He arrived as a leader, having been selected school captain of his primary school St Patrick’s in Bega.




Jobs and Skills

A report on the current and future needs of the Shire’s labour market.




Jobs and skills for the future

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.




Join the Access and Inclusion Committee

Bega Valley Shire Council is calling for expressions of interest from people wanting to improve inclusiveness and accessibility in the local area.




Join the Aussie Backyard Bird Count this month

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council is supporting Birdlife Australia’s 2021 Aussie Backyard Bird Count, from 18 to 24 October.




Join the Cemetery Advisory Committee

Bega Valley Shire Council is calling for expressions of interest from people with an interest in history and the future direction of the Shire's cemeteries to join the newly formed Cemetery Advisory Committee.




Joint actions to end bin contamination

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - A new process designed to minimise household bin contamination is now up and running in the Bega Valley Shire.




Joint effort to maintain and improve sewerage systems

Bega Valley Shire Council is working with residents to improve the environmental performance of sewerage reticulation systems throughout the Shire.




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Kalaru Village Upgrade

Infrastructure upgrades in the Kalaru village including shared path construction, stormwater upgrade, concrete kerb and gutter, road pavement stabilisation and reseal.




Kameruka Lane grading works suspended

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has suspended regular maintenance grading work on Kameruka Lane following the discovery of items believed to be Aboriginal artifacts during preliminary works prior to sealing the road.




Keep recycling in the Bega Valley

In response to Monday night’'s ABC Four Corners report on problems within the waste industry, Council is reminding residents of the immense benefit that waste recovery and recycling represents.




Keep warm breathe easy

Bega Valley residents are being asked to help improve air quality this winter by checking that they are using their wood heaters correctly.




Keep your pets details up to date

Complete the form on this page if your pet is missing, or contact Bega Valley Shire Council on 6499 2222, office hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.




Keeping animals

Information relating to the approvals and regulations for keeping pets and animals.




Kerbside waste services continuing

Bega Valley Shire Council advises that kerbside waste collections will continue across the Shire in areas that are safe and that are open to regular traffic.




Key strategic documents on exhibition

Bega Valley Shire Council is again seeking feedback from the community on several key strategic planning documents.




Kiah and Wandella hall conceptual designs open for comment

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Initial concept designs for the rebuild of the Kiah and Wandella community halls, which were destroyed in the Black Summer bushfires, are now available for community feedback.




Kiah Community Hall Rebuild Project

Rebuilding Kiah Community Hall destroyed during the 2019-20 fires.




Kiah Hall

Rebuilding Kiah Community Hall destroyed during the 2019-20 fires.




Kiah Wilderness Tours determined to keep afloat

With the advent of the summer bushfires, then floods and finally COVID-19, Jenny and Arthur Robb have had to mobilise every ounce of strength and determination to work through the disaster that has been 2020.




Kianinny Bay Boat Ramp

Suitable for larger boats providing ocean access for vessels of all sizes, principally for in-shore and off-shore recreational fishing.




Kids get it sorted at school and home

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Kids from schools across the Bega Valley Shire are showing that landfill is a load of rubbish thanks to a Council-run waste education program.




Kids! Help us build an Eden playspace

Bring the kids! Bega Valley Shire Council is asking Eden’s smallest residents to help them build an inclusive playspace.




Kisses Lagoon restoration complete

The Kisses Lagoon restoration project is complete, with Bega locals and visitors alike now able to take advantage of the greatly improved recreational opportunities on offer at the town's northern gateway.




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Lake Curalo Pathway

A community celebration is planned for this Sunday (April 10) around a special piece of Eden's natural environment.




Lake Street scope change approved

Bega Valley Shire Council has received formal approval from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to vary the scope of the Lake Street Shared Path Project in Merimbula.




Lake Street Shared Path now open

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.




Lake Street Shared Path set to open in new year

Work on the Lake Street Shared Path in Merimbula is nearing completion, however challenges with sourcing materials, brought on by COVID-19, mean the path won't open until March 2021.




Lake Street, Merimbula – Road closure for stormwater works

Bega Valley Shire Council advises that stormwater works will be carried out on Lake Street, Merimbula from Tuesday 26 April to Friday 27 May, weather permitting.




Landfill - What to put in your red bin?

What you can and cannot put in your red lid landfill bin.




Landfill expansion

Preparing for less waste.




Last chance to see Sculpture on the Edge this year

If you haven’t been to Bermagui to check out this year’s Sculpture on the Edge, you have a few more days before it ends for another year.




Latest Australian citizens welcomed to the shire

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - An online citizenship ceremony was held today, welcoming 17 new Australian citizens.




Latest News

Latest news and updates about the Merimbula STP and Ocean Outfall Project.




Launch of new Community Directory

Bega Valley Shire Council is excited to be launching a new online Community Directory as part of the upcoming National Volunteers Week celebrations.




Law Week at Bega Valley Shire libraries

Bega Valley Shire libraries will recognise Law Week next week (16-22 May) with a number of special events and a showcase of their Find Legal Answers Collection.




Lawn burials now available at Bega cemetery

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Council is now able to provide the option of lawn section burials in Bega cemetery.




Lawrence Park Sportsground Improvements

Upgrade of park to include, play equipment, floodlighting, carpark and link pathways to viewing areas and pavilion.




Leachate spill at waste facility

Investigations are continuing after a leachate spill was discovered by Council waste field staff at the Central Waste Facility on Monday.




Leachate treatment funding secured

Work is underway to deliver leachate treatment and disposal infrastructure at the Bega Valley Shire’s landfill site following a successful application for state funding through the NSW Environment Protection Authority.




Leachate treatment plant

An environmentally friendly solution.




Learn how to write a grant application

Council's Grant Management Officer April Merrick, an expert in writing grant applications, will run an online grant writing workshop on Tuesday 25 August to share what she knows about successfully applying for funding.




Learn more about your family Anzac

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.




Legal Aid & Insurance

Information about insurance and contacts for financial aid




Lessons for all in Pathway Home workshops

Bega Valley Shire Council's Pathway Home workshops and drop-in sessions in Cobargo and Eden last week helped some of the Shire's bushfire affected residents take the next step towards rebuilding lost homes.




Letters of support

Request a letter of support from Council to accompany your grant application.




Level 4 water restrictions lifted

Level 4 water restrictions that have been in place for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system have been completely lifted today.




Level 4 water restrictions to be lifted in Brogo-Bermagui area today

Level 4 water restrictions for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system will be lifted at 5pm today.




Libraries becoming creative hubs

Bega Valley Shire Library has an increasing program of creative activities across the Shire for all ages to become a part of.




Libraries close for staff development day

Bega Valley Shire libraries will close for one day next week to allow for a staff development day.




Libraries Focus on Children's Week

Bega Valley Shire Library's will celebrate Children's Week with special Storytime sessions next week, 24-28 October.




Libraries offer kites, mandalas and tech creations these school holidays

Bega Valley Shire Library is offering a varied and full program of activities for the September school holidays aimed at all ages, from pre-schoolers to teenagers.




Libraries' summer program has something for everyone

Summer is here and our libraries across the Shire are running a full program of great holiday activities, including the Kids Summer Reading Club, creative tech activities and bushfire recovery writing workshops.




Libraries' summer program out today

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Summer is almost here, and Bega Valley Shire Council’s libraries have a program full of great activities lined up for the holidays.




Library amnesty on overdue items

An amnesty on overdue Bega Valley Shire Library items will run for the entire month of August prior to new overdue rules coming into effect from Friday 1 September 2017.




Library brings biodiversity and robotics to Science Week

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.




Library calls out for volunteers

Bega Valley Shire Library warmly invites people interested in volunteering with the library service to give it a go and enjoy the rewards that volunteering offers.




Library events for NSW Seniors Week

Bega Valley Shire Council invites senior members of the community to three free events in celebration of NSW Seniors Week.




Library helps HSC students

Bega Valley Shire Library is supporting local HSC students in very practical ways by providing access to an online resource called HSC Study Lab as well as running HSC Lockdown events at all libraries in the lead up to exams.




Library law week topics for seniors

Bega Valley Shire Library and Legal Aid NSW are partnering to deliver two important presentations for Seniors during Law Week at Bega library on Friday 19 May.




Library service making full use of technology

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and decisions made by the National Cabinet, the Bega Valley Shire Library made the sad decision to temporarily close the doors on its physical spaces around the Shire earlier this week.




Library service responds to COVID-19

Bega Valley Shire Library is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on its operations, programs and public spaces, and is encouraging everyone to become familiar with its online collections.




Library survey to increase community visitation and engagement

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.




Library will brings books to you during lockdown

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Library is offering a library delivery service in response to the extended lockdown period.




Library wins award for Autism Lab

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.




Licensed Builder or Owner Builder

Information to help you understand responsibilities for owner builders and licensed builders




Life coach finds finance coach through Business Support Group

Tiega Williams-Orr is a life coach and the founder of By Tiega, based in Bermagui.




Life through the lens

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.




Lifeguard services back for summer

The Australian Lifeguard Service will once again be a fixture on the Shire's beaches this summer.




Lifeguard services return for summer

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will once again be a fixture on the Shire’s beaches this summer after securing the lifeguard services contract for a further three seasons.




Light and Sound comes to Bermi

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.




Little Bang Science for Preschoolers

Bega Valley Shire Library is at the forefront of an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to bring a hands-on science discovery program to local preschool children.




Littleton Gardens artwork to be installed

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 Bega’s move into spring.




Live Streaming of Meetings

Watch the meeting as it happens!. Each Council meeting is live streamed for you to watch on your PC, tablet or mobile.




Livvi's Place officially opens

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.




Local Business News

News, stories and case studies from across the Bega Valley Shire.




Local businesses innovate to combat dry, over washed hands

Many small businesses in the Bega Valley are using the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to create new products, find different ways of delivering services or adopt new technologies to keep themselves in business.




Local children explore creativity online during COVID-19 shutdown

During the COVID-19 isolation period, nine children across three countries (Australia, USA and Singapore) embarked on a unique and creative journey that culminated in a virtual musical called Search for the Sparkle.




Local COVID-19 cases - Council urges the community to get tested

The NSW Government has today announced two visitors to our region have tested positive to COVID-19.




Local COVID-19 concerns ahead of holidays

With the Victorian school holidays coinciding with a spike in COVID-19 cases in and around Melbourne, many in the Bega Valley have expressed concern about the health risks holiday makers present locally.




Local Dhurga language used in latest Bermagui Primary School books

MEDIA RELEASE - Council is supporting the launch of the latest books in a series produced by Bermagui Public School students and staff using the local Dhurga language of the south coast region.




Local environment a winner to the tune of $50,000

Eleven projects designed to restore and protect the local environment have received financial backing from Bega Valley Shire Council.




Local Environmental Plan

The environmental planning instrument which allows Council to manage the way in which land may be used and developed in the Bega Valley Shire.




Local Environmental Plan amendments

Information on how to prepare a proposal to amend a portion of the Bega Valley Local Environment Plan.




Local Event request inclusion form

Add you community event to our local events calender.




Local Events Calendar

Help keep everyone informed on what is happening in our Shire by listing your event on the events calendar.




Local families help Council with nappy trial

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.




Local film competition for National Youth Week 2020

Young people in the Bega Valley can put their isolation into good use and win some great prizes for National Youth Week, with the launch of a 1-minute film competition and festival.




Local government childcare a pinnacle of quality

Local government operating childcare services is proving to be a major force in the education and care professions’ drive for quality with government owned and operated services far exceeding the standards delivered by private for profit services.




Local government family answers call for help

They may now have returned to their own homes and councils, but the support given by local government family members who came together to back the Bega Valley community this summer will never be forgotten.




Local Government Support

Bega Valley Shire Council has a number of initiatives, in collaboration with the business community, designed to underpin economic recovery.




Local Government Week a time to recognise a busy year

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeing Local Government Week (3-9 August) as an opportunity to reflect on a busy and turbulent year, with Council staff and the Shire’' community facing down unprecedented challenges.




Local link to first Australian princess revealed

A fascinating local link to Australia's first princess has been revealed in a book written by an author from the Bega Valley.




Local projects benefit from Community Recovery Contribution funds

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.




Local Strategic Planning Statement

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.




Local Strategic Planning Statement on exhibition

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on the Draft Bega Valley Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).




Local Swimming Pools

Bega Valley Shire Council swimming pool hours of operation and fees.




Local Trades & Services

Find local trades using our business directory




Local Traffic Committee

The Local Traffic Committee considers traffic management and special event proposals on local roads and reports within the Bega Valley Shire.




Local volunteers captured on film - May 2017

National Volunteers Week is upon us, an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our region's volunteers.




Local Weed Management Plan

This plan identifies the priority weeds that both Council and land managers must maintain within the Bega Valley Shire.




Locals clean up at NSW Coastal Conference Awards

Bega Valley Shire residents and industry groups received recognition for excellence in coastal management and protections at the recent New South Wales Coastal Conference.




Locals urged to play a role in regional tourism shake up

Those with experience in regional tourism are encouraged to nominate for one of the paid board positions on the new body covering the region.




Longstocking - big heart!

Pambula's Longstocking Brewery owner, Peter Caldwell is not one to look a gift horse in the mouth; and when he gets that gift, he's willing to share the 'how' with fellow small businesses across the Bega Valley.




Look for the green FOGO bin when you visit the Bega Valley

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!




Lost , damaged or stolen bin

Report your lost, damaged or stolen bin to Council.




Lost Huskie reunited with owner after more than two years

Like most dogs, they are beloved family members, so when Indie the Huskie went missing from her Nowra home, her owners and three siblings were understandably upset when she didn't come home that first day.




Love Our Lakes event for 30th Clean Up Australia Day

The Bega Valley Shire Council is holding a Love Our Lakes and Clean Up Australia Day event in Merimbula to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this important national initiative.




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Macca's gets onboard with FOGO

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.




Major award for compost crew

Bega Valley Shire Council has won a major organics recycling industry award for its composting, introduction to FOGO and commitment to the local community.




Major Projects

See where Council's latest major projects are up to and find out when they will be completed.




Major repairs to Candelo Pool

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.




Major water and sewerage plan kicks off

MEDIA RELEASE - Council is calling on residents to lay the foundations of a 30-year plan for delivering essential water and sewerage services.




Make a submission on an advertised DA

Council encourages members of the public/community to take the opportunity to read, examine or make a submission on information that is placed on public exhibition. Public submissions allow Council to incorporate community opinion into final decisions.




Make a Suggestion

Help us make it better, suggest something.




Make pool safety a priority

As we move into the warmer months, Bega Valley Shire Council is urging pool owners to make safety a priority.




Make your grant application count

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).




Making a submission




Management Committee - Coastal Planning

Implementing Council’s Estuary and Coastal Management Programs.




Management of trees

Information on tree removal, pruning and the Tree Preservation Order (TPO).




Managing our roads

The shire's essential transport infrastructure which provides access and enables the efficient movement of people and goods within and through the Shire.




Managing weeds after bushfire

Information about assistance available to fire-affected landholders in relation to weed management and Biosecurity.




Marcus Callum wins the Shirley Hannan

Marcus Callum has beaten out an outstanding collection of finalists to win the 2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.




Marine Facilities

Bega Valley Shire Council maintains a number of marine facilities for fishing, boating and other water activities in idyllic locations along with a range of amenities to help residents and visitors to enjoy water and recreational activities. Make the most of our beautiful region and get out and enjoy the water!




Marine survey in Merimbula Bay

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.




Marine survey underway off Merimbula

Bega Valley Shire Council is undertaking a Marine Hydrographic Survey in the waters of Merimbula Bay as part of the planning for the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade.




Marketing campaign to boost local economy

Bega Valley Shire Council is allocating $60,000 to a 12-week marketing campaign to attract visitors to the area and strongly encourage a 'buy local' sentiment.




Masterplan endorsed for Barclay Street Sportsgrounds in Eden

The future development of Eden’s Barclay Street Sportsgrounds was a key topic of discussion during last week’s Council meeting, with Councillors endorsing the masterplan for the site.




Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Bega Valley Shire’s new Council was officially sworn in at yesterday’s extraordinary meeting, with nine Councillors taking the oath or affirmation of office.




Mayor offers support to WA communities

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.




Mayor signs on to clean energy future

Fresh from a recent public forum that saw over 400 people turn out in Bega, Mayor Kristy McBain has joined more than 30 other councils from across the country in Canberra for the launch of the Cities Power Partnership.




Mayor Tapscott urges care as residents and visitors take to the roads ahead of border closure

Bega Valley Shire Mayor Cr Sharon Tapscott has urged visiting Victorians and returning residents to travel home safely and with caution, following the announcement this morning that the Victorian-NSW border will close from 11.59pm on Tuesday 7 July.




Mayor to open Eden Fitness Trail outdoor gym

Bega Valley Shire Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick will officially open the Eden Fitness Trail outdoor gym on Saturday 7 November.




Mayor welcomes changes to small business bushfire package

Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain today welcomed changes to the joint Commonwealth-NSW Government package, Bushfire Affected Small Business Rebuild, for small businesses impacted by this summers’ bushfires.




Mayor welcomes end of lockdown for the shire

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement the shire will come out of lockdown at 1pm today.




Mayor welcomes recovery fund announcement

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Community recovery and resilience has received another huge boost with yesterday’s announcement of over $38 million for projects and community building programs across the shire through Round 2 of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.




Mayor wins Minister's Award

The Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Kristy McBain has been recognised as a role model in Council and the community by winning a category in the 2017 Ministers' Awards for Women in Local Government.




Mayor's Christmas message

About this time last year Bega Valley Shire Council was declared Fit for the Future by the NSW Government.




Mayoral Appeal Fund clarification

Following the property losses suffered in the Numbugga area as a result of the Yankees Gap fire, the Mayoral Appeal Fund committee contacted the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to seek clarification around the potential to extend the scope of the fund.




Mayoral Appeal Fund keeps giving

With approximately $1,026,000 from the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund already allocated through Stages 1 and 2, it is now time to move onto Stage 3 and Stage 4.




Mayoral Appeal Fund passes $1 million

The Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal Fund has passed the $1 million mark!




McBain remains our Mayor

Cr Kristy McBain will continue as Bega Valley Shire Council's Mayor through until the next election in September 2020 after being successfully re-elected at today’s additional ordinary Council meeting.




McBain steps aside as Mayor

Bega Valley Mayor Kristy McBain has today announced her intention to nominate as the Labor Candidate in the up-coming by-election for the federal seat of Eden-Monaro.




McBain straight down to work as Mayor

Councillor Kristy McBain is straight down to work as Mayor of the Bega Valley Shire.




Media enquiries

Contact information for making a media enquiry or to request an interview.




Meet your Councillors and Mayor

Meet your Bega Valley Shire Councillors as elected at the Local Government election on Saturday 4 December 2021.




Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Find out what's being discussed at Council. View the agenda online and then check the outcomes via the minutes.




Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Friday, 8 July 2022

Show running time is approximately 2 hrs 15 mins including 20 min interval.
Doors open 6:15 PM
Performance 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Strap yourself in Australia! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the highways to home-deliver the freshest and funniest from the 2022 Festival to neighbourhoods across the nation.

For 24 years the Roadshow has presented an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers to comedy fans far and wide. Buckle up for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song in this rip-roaring road trip designed to satisfy all your comedy cravings!




Memory loss no barrier to new program

If you're a senior person experiencing memory loss (or their carer), then the Intergenerational Community Activities project is a program for you.




Mental Health

What you or others may experience after a crisis and support services and information.




Mental health support after fires

Bega Valley Shire Council is very appreciative of $250,000 in funding for extra counselling services aimed at residents affected by the Tathra/Reedy Swamp bushfire, announced by the Federal Government yesterday.




Mentoring opportunity for small business owners in October

Bega Valley Shire Council is offering a limited number of free introductory Mentoring Advisory Panel Institute scholarships to local small business owners, in recognition of Small Business Month (October).




Merimbula - Sydney air route degregulated

Bega Valley Shire Council and Regional Express airlines (Rex) have welcomed today's news that the Merimbula to Sydney air route has been deregulated by the NSW Government.




Merimbula Airport General Aviation Precinct

This project is the first stage in providing infrastructure for private and commercial tenancies.




Merimbula Airport Infrastructure Works

Council has formally adopted an Airport Master Plan that includes the extension and upgrades of the Merimbula Airport runway and creation of a General Aviation Precinct to the Southern end of the airport.




Merimbula Airport to re-open 25 March

Bega Valley Shire Council’s Project Services Manager, Daniel Djikic said the drier weather over the last week has enabled the works to progress.




Merimbula Airport upgrade

Bega Valley Shire Council will continue to progress positive plans for Merimbula Airport confident in the planning, research and wide support the vision has received to date.




Merimbula Aldi sale settles

The introduction of an ALDI supermarket to the Merimbula streetscape took another huge step forward this week, with the sale of 103 & 105 – 107 Main Street officially settling.




Merimbula and Back Lake Flood Study

This study will define the current and future flood behaviour of the catchments and will establish the basis for subsequent floodplain management activities.




Merimbula and Back Lake Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

This study and plan is being undertaken to assess options to manage the flood risk in these areas.




Merimbula Boardwalk Concept Design

This project will look at developing a concept design to upgrade the boardwalk that provides a strong balance between visual amenity, environmental impacts and increased user demand.




Merimbula Boat Ramp

A major facility providing access to Merimbula Lake and ocean, principally for recreational boating and in-shore and off-shore recreational fishing.




Merimbula CBD Bypass open

Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor, Kristy McBain, was joined by project engineer, David Buckley, in undertaking the official duties and seeing traffic use the new Market/Monaro Street intersection for the first time this morning.




Merimbula CBD Bypass works

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.




Merimbula flood study enters new phase

With the Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study report finalised, Council is now undertaking a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan to look at various options to reduce the risks and damages caused by flooding as identified by the Flood Study.




Merimbula intersection set for revamp

The notorious Merimbula Drive/Monaro Street intersection in Merimbula is set for a major overhaul from Tuesday, 12 June.




Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study

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.




Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study on public exhibition

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.




Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

This study and plan is being undertaken to assess options to manage the flood risk in these areas.




Merimbula Lake safe for swimming

Council has completed mandatory testing of the water in Merimbula Lake following the sewer leak on Monday.




Merimbula Library Portal closure

Bega Valley Shire Council advises residents that the Merimbula Library Portal based at the Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre will close on Friday 30 June 2017.




Merimbula parking analysis

A forensic investigation of car parking in the Merimbula central business district (CBD) paints a clear picture for the community and Council.




Merimbula Public Jetty

Suitable for larger boats and charter boat off-shore fishing, whale/dolphin watching and recreational boating, recreational fishing and sight-seeing.




Merimbula sewage project information tour continues

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.




Merimbula sewage project tour kicks off at Bar Beach this weekend

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.




Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant

Council is working with AECOM to develop a concept design and environmental assessment for a deep ocean outfall and upgrade of the STP.




Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)

Annotated photos and diagrams of the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) showing the main treatment process units and Environment Protection Licence monitoring locations.




Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

Council is working with AECOM to develop a concept design and environmental assessment for a deep ocean outfall and upgrade of the STP.




Merimbula STP

Some frequently asked questions and answers.




Merimbula STP Upgrade

The Merimbula STP is one of 10 that Council owns and operates to provide safe and sustainable sewerage services to the community. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has instructed Council to upgrade the STP and construct an ocean outfall to dispose of excess treated wastewater during high rainfall periods. Upgrades to the plant will also improve the quality of its recycled water.




Merimbula Top Lake Boat Ramp

Access for smaller vessels and shallow draft boats only.




Merimbula Transport Study

Council is developing the Merimbula Transport Study to better plan for transport infrastructure prioritisation and implementation. This Transport Study will inform a place-based plan for Merimbula that considers all modes of transport.




Merimbula waste collection changes

Bega Valley Shire Council has made changes to waste collection zones for properties in the Merimbula urban area (east of Reid Street) to achieve consistency with bin collection dates.




Merimbula water supply interruption

Residents and businesses in the Merimbula CBD and Fishpen areas will be without water overnight on Tuesday, 21 August to enable the construction of a new water pipe to the new supermarket development.




Merimbula Wharf carpark - road works

Bega Valley Shire Council advises that road maintenance and surface upgrades will commence at the carpark of the Merimbula Wharf from Monday 16 May, weather permitting.




Merimbula wharf closed

A high tide and large swell has resulted in the temporary closure of Merimbula wharf.




Merimbula's evolving CBD

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 town’s influx of summer visitors.




Merimbula, Twyford Hall

Twyford Hall is a Council owned building which is leased and managed by Twyford Hall Incorporated.




Meringola Bridge replacement works, Buckajo Road

Local contractors will commence works to replace Meringola Creek Bridge on Buckajo Road from Tuesday 26 April.




Micro-credit to support big ideas in the Bega Valley

A new micro-credit program for emerging Bega Valley businesses is looking to make its first investments.




Minecraft Camp

The Bega Valley Shire’s first Minecraft Camp has left fans of the game thirsty for more.




Minyama Parade trenching works

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 Council’s Works Office.




Mobile recycling centre hits the road

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Bega Valley Shire Council’s Mobile Recycling Centre has a new regular schedule, making it easier to recycle problem household items that are not allowed in kerbside recycling bins.




Mobile recycling hits the road

A free disposal service for problem household waste is hitting the road in the Bega Valley.




Modification approval at Central Waste Facility clears the way for accelerating bushfire clean-up

The Modification Application for the construction of a new emergency landfill cell and resource recovery sorting pad at the Central Waste Facility, has been approved, clearing the way for construction to start and for bushfire clean-up to begin in earnest.




Mogareeka Boat Ramp, Tathra

Acess to Bega River - principally for recreational boating, water-skiing and recreational fishing.




Mogareeka car park renewal

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.




Monthly NDIS info sessions

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).




Montreal Goldfield Committee

Council appointed the Montreal Goldfields Management Committee to the care and management of the Montreal Goldfields site at its Ordinary Meeting on 22 February 2005.




More flexible public space use policy proposed

A proposal to provide a more flexible policy for the use of public space in the Bega Valley Shire is now on public exhibition.




More marine surveys of Merimbula Bay

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.




More plaudits for regional gallery

Industry accolades continue to roll in for the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG), with its strong exhibitions again being recognised.




More work at Kisses Lagoon

Rehabilitation work at Kisses Lagoon in Bega continues with removal of willows and other weeds at Kisses South Lagoon and its adjoining wetland.




Mumbulla Foundation Community Grants open tomorrow

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The Mumbulla Foundation Community Grants open tomorrow, offering up to $2,000 for small projects and up to $9,000 for larger projects.




Mumbulla Foundation Grants

This grant is to help improve the economic, environmental, social and cultural well being of people in the Bega Valley Shire.




Mumbulla Foundation grants close on Friday 25 September

Not-for-profit groups and small charities are encouraged to apply for a Mumbulla Foundation grant before the funding round closes this Friday 25 September.




Mumbulla Foundation partnership extended

The partnership between Bega Valley Shire Council and the Mumbulla Foundation will extend until at least June 2021 after the parties put pen to paper on a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week.




Mumbulla Room

Comfortable sized space.




Murrah Bridge repair works

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.




Murrah Catchment

Details of work in the Murrah catchment.




Murrah Hall

Murrah Hall is located on the scenic coastal road between Bermagui and Tathra in the picturesque locality of the Murrah just 15kms southeast of Bermagui. The hall provides a perfect venue for the event organiser and can cater for a wide range of events.




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NAIDOC Week moved to 8-15 November

Bega Valley Shire Council acknowledges that during a 'normal' year, we would be celebrating the start of NAIDOC Week on Sunday 5 July.




National Missing Persons Week launch in the Bega Valley

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.




National Novel Writing Month in the Shire

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.




National recognition for climate partnership

Bega Valley Shire Council is delighted to be involved in a partnership that has taken out top honours for knowledge sharing at the inaugural Cities Power Partner Summit Awards.




National recognition for shire's recovery

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council’s Bushfire Recovery, Rebuilding and Resilience Program has been recognised on the national stage; announced this week as the winner of the NSW Local Government category in the Resilient Australia Awards.




National Reconciliation Week

27 May - 3 June




National Sorry Day

26 May




National Volunteer Week a time to recognise, reconnect and reimagine

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.




National Youth Week and Seniors Festival grants open

Applications are open for Bega Valley Shire Council’s National Youth Week grants and Seniors Festival grants.




National Youth Week grants now open

Bega Valley Shire Council's National Youth Week grants are now open.




National Youth Week grants open soon

Bega Valley Shire Council has continued its commitment to funding local events and activities held during next year's National Youth Week.




National Youth Week in the Bega Valley

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.




Natural Areas

Council manages over 30 areas where the community are able to relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of a natural landscape.




NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme. We specialise in coordinating services for people living with a disability who have complex needs and want greater independence.




NDIS info sessions at Bega, Eden, Tura Beach

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).




NDIS information sessions

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.




NDIS Referral Form

NDIS Services First contact referral form.




Need more help?

Find support for planning and building




Nethercote Hall

Nethercote Hall is located on the corner of Nethercote and Back Creek Roads in the heart of the picturesque Nethercote Valley less that 10kms from Eden and 12kms from Pambula.




New all day carpark opens in Bega

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Fifty-one new, all-day car parks, including four accessible spaces, are available in Bega with the completion of the Plumb Motors carpark on Auckland Street.




New approach to managing wharves

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.




New Australian citizens welcomed to the shire

A Citizenship ceremony was held today in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, welcoming 30 new Australian Citizens.




New BlazeAid camp to open in Towamba

Bega Valley Shire Council today welcomed the announcement that a new BlazeAid camp will be set up at Towamba to support bushfire affected residents in the south of the shire, and the wheels are in motion to establish an additional camp at Bemboka in the near future.




New Brogo weir a win win

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.




New Buildings Road Bridge to close

Bega Valley Shire Council has just been advised that the New Buildings Road Bridge over the Towamba River is to be closed at short notice.




New carpark in Auckland Street will increase CBD parking options

The future parking options of Bega's CBD will substantially increase when work begins early next year on a carpark facility on the former Plumb Motors site in Auckland Street.




New Central Waste Facility bushfire clean-up infrastructure moves closer to final approvals

More pieces are falling into place as part of final state government development approvals for the new emergency landfill cell and resource recovery sorting pad at the Central Waste Facility at Wanatta Lane, North Wolumla.




New citizens welcomed

A Citizenship ceremony was held on Tuesday in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre welcoming 9 new Australian Citizens.




New citizens welcomed to the Shire

A Citizenship ceremony was held on Monday in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, welcoming six new Australian Citizens.




New Council welcomed

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Council congratulates the successful candidates in this year’s Local Government Elections.




New COVID-19 measures and the Bega Valley

Friday marks a milestone in our COVID-19 and bushfire recovery experience, with a number of the health restrictions we've been living with starting to ease.




New deputy mayor elected

Councillor Sharon Tapscott was elected deputy mayor at this week's council meeting.




New experiences for seniors

Senior residents will be treated to a bonanza of activities at Shire libraries in Bega, Bermagui, Tura and Eden during the NSW Seniors Festival in April, under the theme of ‘Let’s do more together’.




New facilities for Bega Park

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.




New fence at Candelo Sportsground

The heart of Candelo has a new look and is ready for the busy, warmer months ahead.




New future builds for Hotel Australasia

The Eden community and Bega Valley Shire Council have been delighted to see progress on the long-anticipated restoration of the Hotel Australasia.




New grant to help more Bega Valley business to GO FOGO

A $153,883 grant is providing a major boost to Bega Valley Shire Council’s efforts to divert 1,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial food and garden organic waste away from landfill each year.




New info sessions get people thinking about waste

People from local towns and villages are hearing about Council’s proposed Waste Facility Consolidation and Modernisation Project at a range of information sessions running throughout October.




New landfill cell ready: let's rethink waste

A new landfill cell at the Central Waste Facility near Bega will be operational by Christmas, prompting Bega Valley Shire Council to ask for renewed thinking on the way we deal with waste.




New library welcomed by residents

The community has responded positively during the first week of the new Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre.




New local art prize set to launch

An exciting new art prize specifically for artists living and working in the Bega Valley is set to launch.




New Member for Eden Monaro

Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Tapscott, has congratulated the new Member for Eden Monaro, Kristy McBain, after the Australian Electoral Commission officially declared the result of the recent by-election.




New Merimbula playground nearly ready

Work on the new playground at Ford Park, Merimbula, is nearly complete.




New multipurpose sports hall for Pambula

A new multipurpose sports hall adjacent to the Sapphire Aquatic Centre at Pambula will commence construction this month.




New NDIS clients

Bega Valley Shire Council’s Ageing and Disability Services team remains committed to supporting people to live at home independently, participate in the community and achieve their goals.




New online grants hub opens a new door to potential funding for the Bega Valley Shire

Bega Valley Shire Council is the 50th Council in Australia to sign-up to a new one-stop-shop for grant funding to help local business, community groups and Council access a pool of $37.8 billion in funding opportunities nationwide.




New online newsletter for Bega Valley businesses

The Bega Valley Shire Council's small business e-newsletter is new and available to anyone with a business or with an interest in business. Free to subscribers every fortnight, Business News contains the latest local, state and national business news and information. The next issue will be distributed on Thursday.




New playground opens at Evans Park, Kalaru

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A new fenced playground has opened at Evans Park, Kalaru providing a much needed recreational space for the growing number of young families in the area.




New playgrounds ready for restless kids

With the COVID-19 'curve' continuing to flatten and restrictions beginning to ease as a result, the youngest in our community will soon be able to explore four exciting new playground spaces.




New protocol for Mirador fire access track

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.




New reservoir for Bermagui

With the construction and commissioning of the new Nutleys Creek Reservoir now complete, Council’s Water Services Team will be putting it into service from tomorrow (Tuesday, 26 June).




New Senior Management Structure

Bega Valley Shire Councilors have approved a new senior management structure for the organisation, which will see it better able to meet its current and future financial constraints.




New split trucks on the road

'Look inside, there's a divide' is the message on new garbage trucks in the Bega Valley.




New streamlined tree removal permit

Residents looking to clear trees from their property now have an easier way of navigating NSW biodiversity legislation.




New walking tracks for North Tura Beach

Bega Valley Shire Council has completed two new walking tracks at North Tura Beach, both of which are now open to the public.




New Winter Arts Festival - ART MONTH Sapphire Coast - call for creatives

Bega Valley Regional Gallery is seeking expressions of interest from local artists, creatives, performers and musicians for its August extravaganza, ART MONTH Sapphire Coast.




Newly adopted land use strategies will grow a prosperous and liveable Shire

Bega Valley Shire Council has adopted three new land use planning documents that identify trends impacting our Shire and new opportunities for developers, industry and small business.




News - Bega Valley Recovery Support

Stay across what's happening with Bushfire Recovery in the Bega Valley Shire.




News and Stories

News and stories on our successful project, Nourish & Flourish, diverting food to people.




Next stage of major consultation

The first phase of Bega Valley Shire Council’s biggest consultation is coming to an end early next week with the next phase starting later in the year.




Next step for local Aboriginal liaison

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.




Next step towards an Aldi in Merimbula

An Aldi supermarket is set to become part of the Merimbula streetscape after Council today formally resolved to enter into a Contract for Sale for 103 & 105 - 107 Main Street with the German giant.




No COVID-19 fragments detected in shire's sewage treatment plants

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - NSW Health has advised there were no detections of COVID-19 in the most recent samples from the sewage treatment plants in Eden, Bermagui, Merimbula and Bega.




No increase to Passenger Landing Fee

Bega Valley Shire Council has offered airlines servicing Merimbula airport an unreserved apology for an oversight that resulted in an airline passenger landing fee increase being included in Council's annual Fees and Charges document.




No limit for short-term rental accommodation

COUNCIL NEWS 2021 - Short-term rental accommodation in the Bega Valley Shire will not be capped following a Council resolution at its 30 June meeting.




No load limits in Candelo-Wolumla area

Bega Valley Shire Council will not be reinstating any road load limits in the Candelo-Wolumla area until State Government regulations are changed.




No more donations of goods, thank you

The generosity of people is astounding during times of disaster and our communities have gone above and beyond to support their friends, families, neighbours, visitors, tourists and businesses as bushfires continue to burn across the Bega Valley landscape.




No water restrictions for now

Despite the long spell of dry conditions this year and forecast of a further dry El Nino period ahead, the need for water restrictions across the Shire remains unlikely this summer.




Nominate a volunteer you value

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.




Nominations open for Australia Day and Bega Valley Medallion awards

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Nominations are open for Bega Valley Shire's 2022 Citizen of the Year Award, Young Citizen Award (under 25s), Senior Citizen Award (over 65s) and the Bega Valley Medallion Award.




Nominations open for medallions

Bega Valley Shire Council is determined to acknowledge and honour the huge amount of work done in the Shire by volunteers.




North Bega sewer upgrade commences

Stage 1 of work has started to connect Bega Cheese in the North Bega area to the Council reticulated sewer system.




Nourish & Flourish Project

Learn about our campaign to keep food affordable and away from landfill.




NSW Boating Now Program

A State Government funded program to support and enhance the boating experience. Check out the works that will be done in our shire.




NSW Coronial Inquiry into 2019-20 bushfire season

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The NSW State Coroner is conducting a series of coronial inquests and inquiries relating to the 2019 20 NSW bushfire season.




NSW Government Health

NSW Health COVID-19, health advice and the emerging situation. (external link)




NSW Government Support

Service NSW is working in collaboration with federal, state and local government to bring together all the support and services available to help small businesses get back on their feet.




NSW Planning refuses Tura Beach Bunnings rezoning

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.




NSW Seniors' Festival in the Bega Valley

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.




NUSHIP Supply announces Eden as ceremonial homeport

The Royal Australian Navy has returned to Eden following assistance rendered during the 2019 bushfire crisis, to announce a ceremonial homeport relationship between NUSHIP Supply (II) and the Port of Eden.




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Occupation Certificate

An Occupation certificate is issued for a development and grants approval for the use or occupation of a building.




Ocean Outfall

Some frequently asked questions and answers.




Ocean outfall project next steps

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The NSW Government’s month-long window for community feedback on the proposed Merimbula ocean outfall pipe and sewage treatment plant upgrade, has closed.




Ocean outfall study results delivered

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The results of a 10-year study into the potential impacts of developing an ocean outfall pipe at Merimbula Bay are in.




Old Bega Racecourse

The old Bega Racecourse is a venue that has in the past been host to many community activities and events, and has the potential to continue to host many long established community activities and events, as well as provide a suitable space for new community endeavours to be held.




Old Pambula Courthouse

The Old Pambula Courthouse is located on the corner of Monaro and Toallo Streets in the tourist town of Pambula. The old Pambula Courthouse is a great venue for small meetings and seminars.




Older people and seniors

Bega Valley Council is committed to ensuring older people have the opportunity to participate in local activities and have fair access to Council and community programs.




Ongoing provision of Council services

Council has moved to make changes to community services in line with state and federal government guidance about essential services; with Sapphire Aquatic Centre, including the gym, Bega Valley Regional Art Gallery and all indoor sporting facilities now closed, and the remaining five Shire swimming pools to be closed from Wednesday 25 March.




Online Application Tracker

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.




Online payments

Pay your rates, water, or debtors account online with your credit card.




Onsite sewage management

If your home is not connected to the sewer, you may have an on-site sewerage management system, such as a septic tank, composting toilet or aerated system.




Operating hours over Easter

Bega Valley Shire Council offices will close at 4.30pm on Thursday 1 April to observe public holiday closures over Easter.




Operating hours over Easter and Anzac Day

Bega Valley Shire Council offices will close at 4.30pm tomorrow (Thursday 18 April) to observe public holiday closures over Easter.




Opportunities for local businesses

Register your interest for clean up work, supply of goods or services or clean up and rebuilding of Council assets.




Organic Farming / Chemical Sensitivities

Register online if you have chemical sensitivities or if you use land for organic farming.




Organic farming land and Chemical Sensitivities form

Council is calling for people who may have chemical sensitivities or who own land that is used for organic or biodynamic farming or producing chemically sensitive produce.




Organics bins to be replaced

Bega Valley Shire Council is taking its first step towards the exciting FOGO waste collection that will launch later this year.




Organisations providing financial assistance

Financial assistance available through The Salvation Army, Vinnies and Red Cross.




Other Approvals

Event organisers must gain approval from local, and sometimes state, authorities to hold public events.




Our biggest consultation yet

If you’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.




Our organisation

Bega Valley Shire Council's executive team, CEO (General Manager) and department directors.




Our Place

An outline of the Bega Valley Shire, our people and our economy.




Our Shire

Find out about the Bega Valley Shire.




Our values

Bega Valley Shire Council's values 'PLaCE'.




Our Water Supply Systems

Bega Valley Shire Council operates four water supply systems across the shire.




Our workforce

Information about working in the Shire.




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'Out for a Stroll' to Bemboka

Bemboka has been chosen as the location for the Shire’s newest piece of public art.




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Outdoor pool season on the horizon

Our outdoor swimming pool season is fast approaching, as Council staff and contractors prepare for re-opening, albeit in a COVIDSafe and slightly different way.




Outdoor pools ready to open

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - With warmer weather on the way, Council’s outdoor pools in Bega, Bemboka, Candelo, Cobargo and Eden will open for the 2021–22 season next Monday (27 September). The Sapphire Aquatic Centre re-opened earlier today.




Outdoor pools wrap up for winter

Sunday 28 March marked the last day of the shire’s 2020-2021 outdoor swimming pool season.




Overgrown land/properties

If I consider a property to be overgrown, unsafe, unhealthy how do I report to?




Owner building information

Where owner-builder work is proposed and the value of the proposed work is over $12,000, you must have completed an approved owner-builder course, or have equivalent qualifications.




Owner responsibilities

The Companion Animals Act 1998 provides for the identification and registration of companion animals and for the duties and responsibilities of their owners. A brief outline of these responsibilities follow.




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Painting returns to Bega for exhibition

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.




Palestine Creek Bridge works

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.




Palmer Lane toilet block gets a makeover

The toilet block in Merimbula’s Palmer Lane has received a vibrant makeover and upgrade thanks to a collaboration between Council, the Chamber of Commerce, The Disability Trust and two talented local artists.




Pambula Beach Access Path

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).




Pambula Beach carpark works

Road surface rectification works will be carried out at Pambula Beach carpark from Thursday 19 May to 20 Friday May, weather permitting.




Pambula Beach Drive drainage work

Council contractors will be repairing a section of the table drain on Pambula Beach Drive near Lumen Christi Catholic College from next Wednesday (10 October).




Pambula Flood Study on exhibition

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.




Pambula Hall

Pambula Town Hall is located on Quondola Street (Princes Highway) in the main street of the tourist town of Pambula. The hall provides a perfect venue for the event organiser and can cater for a wide range of events.




Pambula Lake (Broadwater) Boat Ramp Upgrade

To upgrade the boat ramp, pontoon and carparking area at Pambula Lake (Broadwater) and improve the overall use of the site.




Pambula Lake Boat Ramp

Suitable for larger boats providing access to the Lake and ocean, principally for recreational boating and in-shore and off-shore recreational fishing.




Pambula River, Pambula Lake and Yowaka River Flood Study

The publication of the flood study findings and results for the target catchments.




Pambula signage obstructed

Bega Valley Shire Council has alerted local Police following the obstruction of signage at Pambula Beach.




Pambula teen working with Council to shape future

A young man from Pambula says his time as a School Based Trainee within Council is helping him make plans and decisions for his future. Ryan Hayden is a year 11 student at Eden Marine High School and has spent the last year working at the Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre in Merimbula.




Paper Plane Trio delivers musical Storytime

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.




Parking improvements at Bar Beach

Council is looking to make improvements to parking and traffic flow at Bar Beach in Merimbula ahead of the busy summer holiday period.




Parking on Pambula Beach Rd

Bega Valley Shire Council is aware of the discussion taking place relating to formalised no parking arrangements along Pambula Beach Road at Pambula.




Parking rangers back on the beat

The Bega Valley Shire Council has announced that timed parking restrictions have been reintroduced across the Shire.




Partial access to Tathra Wharf this weekend

Fisherman, tourists and local residents will have partial access to Tathra Wharf this weekend.




Partnership supercharging recovery

A thriving partnership between Bega Valley Shire Council and South East Local Land Services is supercharging the Green Shoots bushfire recovery program in the Tathra area.




Pasta making demonstration at your library

A taste of Italy is coming to the Bermagui and Tura Marrang libraries next month with two free pasta making demonstrations.




Path and access options for Tathra

Tathra residents are being asked for their view on how to spend $50,000 currently allocated to repairing the Thatchers Flat footbridge.




Pathway Home - Rebuilding

Information on what you need to do to start the repairs and rebuilding process.




Paying Your Rates

You can pay your rates, water or debtor/inovice by phone, in person, direct debit, via B-Pay, via Post Billpay or through Centrepay.




Pensioner Concession

Apply for a pension rebate on your Rates or Water.




People with disability

Bega Valley Council is committed to ensuring people with disability have the opportunity to participate in local activities and have fair access to Council and community programs.




Performance Reporting

Council plans for our community, then reports on its implementation of these plans. Our major reporting takes place through Annual, Quarterly Performance, and End of Term reports.




Personal budgeting workshops at Bega Library

Jan Pearce from Debt Alleviation Services will be running a free personal budgeting workshop at Bega Library in September.




Pesticides Use Notification Plan

The plan that outlines where Council uses pesticides and how we notify the community.




Phil Moffitt - Citizen of the Year 2016

The Bega Valley Shire Citizen of the Year for 2016 is Phil Moffitt of Bega, a man with a sincere concern for the residents of the Shire, particularly the elderly.




Pilot channel for Back Lake

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.




Pilot grant application process for Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund opens

Following recent meetings with the Cobargo community, the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund (BVCDRF) committee is moving forward with a responsive pilot scheme to test the processes around the Fund.




Plan and Prepare

A guide to preparing and staying safe in a disaster.




Planned pavement maintenance works for Bega and surrounds

Planned pavement maintenance works are scheduled to commence Friday 19 June on select streets within Bega, North Bega, Tarraganda, Coopers Gully, Buckajo and the Brogo area.




Planning commences for Merimbula Boardwalk renewal

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has started plans to renew the iconic Merimbula Boardwalk to ensure it continues to be a key recreational and nature tourism feature of Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast.




Planning Considerations

Information about BAL ratings, BASIX, environment and cultural heritage assessments




Planning for Business Success

A free accredited training course for Bega Valley small business owners.




Planning Portal

The process for lodging a planning application with Bega Valley Shire Council changes from 1 July 2021.




Planning process moving online

MEDIA RELEASE - Development Applications (DAs) and post consent certificates will need to be lodged online through the NSW Government’s Planning Portal from 1 July 2021.




Planning proposal for Wolumla

A draft planning proposal that amends the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) to allow for an additional supply of residential land in Wolumla is currently on exhibition for public comment.




Planning proposal to provide certainty

A draft planning proposal to introduce an existing holdings map set and amend the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) is currently on exhibition for public comment.




Plans adjusted to meet financial challenges

Balancing the financial pressures being felt across our community at this time have driven changes to a number of key Council plans.




Plants go unguarded at Cuttagee

Plant guards and timber stakes have been stolen from the Cuttagee Point re-vegetation project being undertaken by Bermagui Dune Care with assistance from Bega Valley Shire Council.




Playspaces - Everyone Can Play

Funding has been provided by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment's Open Space and Parklands Program.




Plumbing and drainage

This section provides information on plumbing and drainage inspections in the Bega Valley Shire Council area. Find out about the type of work that requires an inspection, when and how you should book an inspection, inspection fees, what documents you need and who you should provide them too.




Pokemania at Bega Library

Show off your Pikachu, bring out your Lucario, let your creativity shine and test your knowledge of all things Pokémon at Bega Library's Pokémania!




Policies to be reviewed by Councillors

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Bega Valley Shire Councillors will be reviewing all Council policies over the next 12 months, in line with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.




Policies, procedures, delegations

Policies express Council's position on a particular issue or subject along with delegation of authority from the General Manager/CEO to staff.




Pollution incident management

Clause 98D of the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Pollution Incident Response Management Plans) Regulation 2012 requires holders of environmental protection licences to make parts of their Pollution Incident Response Management Plan publicly available.




Pool compliance

Information on compliance surrounding pools, spas and legislation.




Pool passes back for summer

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.




Pool Registration

If you're the owner of premises with a swimming pool or spa, you must register the pool or spa on the NSW Swimming Pool Register. Find out how to register.




Pools SRV decision 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.




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'Pop' Lucas to be remembered

The Bega Valley is about to recognise the contribution of one local father to World War 2.




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Portrait Award judge announced

Media Release: Dr Andrew Frost has been announced as the guest judge for this year’s Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.




Prada Clutch's: All drag revue

Friday, 19 August 2022

Doors open 7.30 PM Performance 8:00 PM - 9.50 PM

Let us take you on a journey from where it all began, Darlings! Flanked by gorgeous men, Australia's six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch & her 'girls' pay tribute to the history of Aussie drag - in concert.

Revisit the good ol' days with Les Girls in the 60's, sing along to classic disco hits & sashay into today with a celebration of chart-topping music icons that have inspired drag performers around the world!

The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has headlined stage shows across Australia playing both regional & capital cities. She draws her inspiration from the likes of Dusty Springfield, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler & Cher.




Precautionary boil water notice from 11pm tonight - Brogo-Bermagui water supply system

Bega Valley Shire Council and NSW Health are introducing a Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measure for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system from 11pm tonight (Thursday 6 August). After this time water will be supplied from the Brogo River to replenish reservoirs and will not meet the required standards.




Precautionary boil water notice still in place

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.




Pre-lodgement advice

How to gain advice from Council prior to starting your new project and how this early advice can benefit you.




Preparations in full swing for footy trial

On the back of the announcement from the National Rugby League (NRL) that this Saturday's 'Battle of the West' trial game between Penrith and Parramatta at the Bega Recreation Ground is an official sell out, we are certainly set for an exciting few days of action.




Preparing to Build

Budgeting and things to consider before you design




Preschool fees amended

The proposed fees and charges for the Eden Preschool and Bandara Preschool program (covering January to June 2018) have been placed on public exhibition following a resolution of Council last week.




Pressure from heavy rain leads to longer outfall pumping at Merimbula

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has granted Council permission to discharge excess treated effluent from the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) from the outfall on to the beach as a result of an unusually large amount of rainwater entering the sewer system.




Pressure test for home sewerage systems

Not all sewerage systems are the same; it’s a message Council’s Water and Sewerage Services team are taking to some Bega Valley Shire households in a bid to avoid a sticky situation.




Principal Certifying Authority

What is a Principal Certifying Authority and how to appoint one.




Priority weeds inspections begin in Buckajo in July

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council’s Biosecurity Invasive Species officers will be inspecting rural and semi-rural properties in Buckajo for declared priority weeds from July to December this year.




Procurement panels combine as one, improved 'super' panel

Bega Valley Shire Council is set to launch 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.




Progress with Littleton Gardens investigation

The Police investigation in relation to the recent destruction of trees in Littleton Gardens, Bega is progressing.




Property addressing

Property addressing is a simple and permanent means of identifying, locating and addressing properties in rural areas.




Proposal for major overhaul of Bega Valley waste

A proposal for a major overhaul of Bega Valley waste services will create new employment opportunities, stimulate the local economy, extend the life of landfill and meet national waste diversion targets.




Proposal to open CWF on Sundays

We are seeking to extend the opening hours of our Central Waste Facility (CWF) in Wolumla. If supported, the request will allow us to landfill waste on Sundays, when required.




Public Documents

A list of publications and an indication of where you can view or how you gain a copy.




Public Forums and Presentations

If you would like to address the Council on any matter you need to submit a request to address the Council.




Public Fund Rules

Public fund rules for the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.




Public Interest Test

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), all government agencies, including Council, must disclose or release information unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. When deciding whether to release information, staff must weigh the factors in favour of disclosure against the public interest factors against disclosure.




Public land use

Use of Public Land guidelines and application forms.




Public Land Use Audit

In the months ahead Bega Valley Shire Council will be auditing public lands for un-authorised usage including outdoor dining furniture, signs and advertisements.




Public Liability incident report

Making a claim against Council for loss or damage arising from an incident.




Public Liability Protection

Information on Public Liability Protection, Building Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance for hiring and use of Council facilities.




Public notices

Bega Valley Shire Council notices to the public.




Public Toilets

The Toilet Map provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers & baby change.




Public works institute recognises Council water project and leadership

Australia’s peak professional engineering body has recognised the development of Council’s temporary water treatment plant in Brogo at its annual awards.




Purchase order terms and conditions

General terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services.




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Quaama Hall

Quaama Hall is located on Cobargo Street in the township of Quaama (500m off the Princes Highway) approximately 30kms north of Bega.




Quarantine Bay Boat Ramp

Suitable for larger boats providing ocean access for vessels of all sizes, principally for in-shore and off-shore recreational fishing, recreational boating and sailing.




Quarantine Bay Jetty

Primarily used as a fishing platform, and overflow berthing when the boat ramp pontoon is very congested during the summer/tourist/holiday peak.




Quarantine Bay Pontoon

Upgrade current pontoon to include an extension to the finger pontoon jetty and the decommissioning of the original timber jetty as a mooring location.




Quarantine Bay pontoon - storm damage repairs

Repair works are underway at Quarantine Bay following the East Coast Low over the weekend of June 4,5 and 6.




Queen's Birthday Honours for Leanne Barnes

MEDIA RELEASE - Council's General Manager, Leanne Barnes has been recognised for outstanding public service to local government with a Public Service Medal in the Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List.




Questacon coming for 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.




Quilters at home at Tura Marrang Library

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.




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Rabbit calicivirus release

Bega Valley Shire Council will soon commence the annual wild rabbit control program with the release of calicivirus RHDV K5, beginning Monday March 6 2017.




Rabbit control program a success

Bega Valley Shire Council has partnered with South East Local Land Services (LLS) and landholders in a successful rabbit control project that focused on some key locations across the Shire.




Rabbit control trial at Short Point

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.




Rabbit shooting trial for Short Point, Merimbula

Council is to take advantage of the current absence of holidaymakers and the temporary closure of the nearby caravan park and cabins to conduct a rabbit shooting trial at Merimbula's Short Point reserve.




Rain delays Merimbula Airport re-opening

The closure of Merimbula Airport has been extended to 25 March due to rain delays.




Rain may delay re-opening of Merimbula Airport

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - With heavy rain experienced over the weekend and more on the way, Bega Valley Shire Council is flagging the possibility of a delay to the re-opening of Merimbula Airport.




Rangers praised after Bermagui clean up

NSW Maritime Services have praised Bega Valley Shire Council's Rangers after a dumping event on private land was met with a "swift and professional response" in Bermagui recently.




Rapid Catchment Assessment community input sessions

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.




Rapid Catchment Assessment Plans on exhibition

The culmination of an extensive study and consultation into the health of three Bega Valley Shire estuaries is now open for public comment on Council’s website.




Rate & Fees Relief

Council introduces a suite of measures to further support our community.




Rate relief up for discussion at 29 April meeting

This week, Bega Valley Shire residents will receive their fourth Rates Instalment notice.




Rates

Everything you need to know about your rates, including how to pay rates, how rates are calculated and used, FAQs and changing your address or property ownership.




Rates FAQs

Questions and answers about rates and charges.




Rates forms

Find the forms you need to make payments to Council and to tell us about changes to your details.




Rates paid for destroyed properties

Bega Valley Shire Council is pleased that our NSW State Government partners (through Services NSW) have completed payment of the third and fourth quarter rates for all properties destroyed in the summer's bushfire crisis.




Real Men Wear Pink at Bandara Children's Services

Bandara Children's Services in Bega turned a vibrant shade of pink on Friday, thanks to educator Daryl Kelland.




Rebates included in water notices

Over 6000 customers will benefit from a $50 rebate (equivalent to approximately 16,500L) when they receive their quarterly water notices over the coming week.




Rebuilding Your Home DA Information

A checklist and guide to preparing your Development Application




Rec ready for league grand final day

Council staff are putting the finishing touches on the playing surface and surrounds at the Bega Recreation Ground ahead of the Group 16 Rugby League grand finals this Sunday.




Recipes

Turn surplus food into culinary delights with our range of delicious recipes.




Recognising Bega Valley volunteers

Bega Valley Shire Council is moving ahead with opportunities that shine a light on the contribution volunteers make to their local communities.




Recovering from a Natural Disaster

Coping with trauma and recognising the different phases that you may experience. Insights from Anne Leadbeater.




Recovery Action Plan

The Bega Valley Recovery Action Plan outlines the priorities of the Bega Valley Local Recovery Committee and each of the seven Subcommittes.




Recovery and rejuvenation key to Provincial Plants' future

No matter how big or small your business, the weight of keeping it viable and profitable through drought, bushfires, floods and then COVID-19 hits hard financially, as well as emotionally and mentally.




Recovery and resilience grants

The Tathra and District Recovery and Resilience Grants Program is now open.




Recovery centre opens in Bega

The Bega Valley's Bushfire Recovery Centre is open and located in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.




Recovery meetings to empower community

Bega Valley Shire Council is moving into a new phase of bushfire recovery meetings with our community.




Recovery Support Service funding extended

The Bega Valley Recovery Support Service (BVRSS) will continue to support those impacted by the Black Summer Fires until at least December 2021, after the Australian and NSW Governments extended funding for services across the state.




Recreational projects - getting on with the job

While Council continues to manage the aftermath of the bushfire disaster and look to the recovery and rebuilding that stands before us, our Recreation and Natural Assets team is continuing to progress the delivery of some long-awaited capital projects.




Recycle Right to reduce landfill

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.




Recycling - what to put in my yellow bin?

What you can and cannot put in your yellow lid recycling bin and how to recycle other house hole items.




Recycling the future

This Strategy focusses on addressing the increasing pressure on our landfill.




Recycling the Future: FOGOmentary

Watch the Video: The kids of the Bega Valley tell us why we need FOGO (with a little help from Costa!)




Reflections on the anniversary of the Tathra and Reedy Swamp bushfires

Today marks the third anniversary of the Tathra and Reedy Swamp bushfires.




Regional Gallery planning to continue

Bega Valley Shire Council’s Expression of Interest to the 2017 round of the NSW Regional Cultural Fund has not progressed; however planning for a new purpose built regional art gallery for the Shire will continue in 2018.




Regional Gallery to be redeveloped and expanded

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council will go out to tender for the Bega Valley Regional Gallery redevelopment and expansion at its current site in the first half of August.




Regional Gallery to host award-winning glass sculptor Clare Belfrage

Bega Valley Regional Gallery is proud to host multi award-winning glass sculptor, Clare Belfrage who's national and international career spans almost three decades.




Regional Gallery's PORT exhibition opens 30 April

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.




Regional Innovation Week in the Bega Valley

Bega Valley Shire Council is proud to support Australia’s first Regional Innovation Week.




Regional Learning Centre welcomes South Coast Careers College/Adult Ed

Bega Valley Regional Learning Centre (BVRLC) is excited to become the new base of the South Coast Careers College/Adult Ed.




Regional Plan Sets Direction - Opportunities and Growth for the Canberra Region

The South East and Tablelands Regional Plan will chart the course for future generations across the Canberra Region.




Regional Retail Revamp revisited

Retail Revamp visual merchandising expert, Carol Bagaric will be back in the Shire next week to help rejuvenate and revitalise Bega Valley retail businesses, with two free workshops on offer.




Register for eNotices

Enjoy the convenience of receiving, viewing and printing your rate and instalment notices via email.




Registration of Dogs and Cats

All dogs and cats born after the 30th June 1999 must be microchipped prior to a change of ownership or before the animal is 12 weeks old, whichever comes first and registered at six months of age.




Registration of Interest

Register your interest for Nourish & Flourish and we will put you in contact with your local food pantry.




Regrow project establishes its roots

Green-thumbed kids from schools across the Bega Valley Shire are getting involved in a community project to regenerate bushfire impacted gardens.




Regrow project ready to spread roots

ids from some of our local schools have been hard at work giving bushfire impacted gardens a chance to grow new shoots.




Relax and observe the signs and lines– navigating Merimbula CBD

With motorists adapting to a new flow of traffic through the Merimbula CBD, Council is keen to offer some advice and direction.




Removal of unsafe play items at Charles Izzard Reserve, Tathra

Bega Valley Shire Council is about to remove items from the playground in Charles Izzard Reserve on Francis Hollis Drive, Tathra.




Renewed pumpstations being delivered

A major renewal of Council’s sewage pumpstations is underway as part of a commitment to maintain assets and keep sewage where it is supposed to be.




Repair Cafe bucking the throw-away trend

Increasingly it seems we are living as part of a throw-away society strongly influenced and driven by consumerism. This National Volunteers Week we celebrate a band of local volunteers who are bucking the trend; painstakingly fixing what would otherwise be discarded.




Repair work to start on Tathra Wharf

Bega Valley Shire Council is planning for repair works to begin on Tathra Wharf despite a lack of clarity around funding the works.




Repair works start at Tathra Wharf

Bega Valley Shire Council is forging ahead with vital repair works to the Tathra Wharf following significant damage caused during June’s major storm.




Repairs to Bega town clock

The Dr Evershed Memorial Clock in Bega is undergoing significant repairs to its mechanised master clock system.




Repeated thefts could mean cashless tips

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.




Report an Issue

Bega Valley Shire residents can report issues instantly to Council through the free iPhone and Android smartphone app, Snap Send Solve.




Reporting and accountability

Club Grants method required for reporting and accountability on funding received.




Request to address council form (Online form)

If you wish to address the Council on matter that is in the agenda your request must be in writing and must be received by 4.00pm on the day prior to the Council meeting date. You can use our online form to make your request.




Rerouting network to improve water quality

Bega Valley Shire Council’s Water Services team are taking steps to improve water quality in the shire’s south following an increase in wet weather this year.




Reservoir and water main cleaning underway

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - A program to clean Bega Valley Shire Council’s 51 drinking water reservoirs is underway.




Resource recovery precinct

From waste to commodity.




Resources

Related information on the Merimbula Sewerage Treatment Plant and Outfall.




Restoration of Tathra Headland begins

The ongoing effort to restore the natural areas in and around Tathra that were adversely impacted by the March bushfire continues.




Retail Revamp is coming

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).




Reuse

Some frequently asked questions and answers.




Revenue Policy

Bega Valley Shire Council's Revenue Policy explaining the Rates and Charges that apply to land owned by you.




Review of Council Policy Documents: Batch 1

Council is seeking community feedback on policy documents as part of Council's policy review process.




Revitalisation and restoration at Cobargo Cemetery

MEDIA RELEASE - A project to restore and revitalise key infrastructure following the Black Summer bushfires has been completed at the Cobargo Cemetery.




REX supports the Tathra community

In an effort to assist with access to the Bega Valley following the Tathra bushfire disaster, Regional Express (REX) has announced additional flights for this week.




Risk Assessment Template

A tool to help you assess the risk for your event.




Risk Management Focus Group

Council has a Floodplain Risk Management Focus Group to provide a consultative and advisory mechanism.




Road improvements for Merimbula CBD

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Motorists moving around the Merimbula CBD will soon be enjoying improved road surfaces, with Council set to undertake some major upgrades in the coming weeks.




Road Information

Road conditions for Bega Valley Shire managed roads. Use our interactive map for road conditions and works or visit Live Traffic NSW for information on State Highways and Brown Mountain.




Road Resurfacing Works in Merimbula

Road resurfacing works will commence in Merimbula from Monday 16 May.




Road resurfacing works, Merimbula

Palmers Carpark and sections of Park Street and Palmers Lane, Merimbula will be closed on Monday 25 July for road resurfacing works.




Road seal upgrades improve water quality to catchments

Bega Valley Shire Council and South East Local Land Services (LLS) have worked in partnership to complete portions of seal upgrades to a number of roads within the Wapengo Lake and Yowaka River catchments, achieving water quality, social and infrastructure outcomes for the community.




Road works in Brogo

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.




Road Works in Candelo

Road works on William and Sharpe Streets, Candelo, will occur from 30 March to 13 May 2016.




Road works in Merimbula, South Pambula and Bega

Sealing works will carried out on three Shire roads this weekend.




Roads to benefit from Council restructure

Council's roads resealing program will be the direct beneficiary of an internal organisational restructure underway at Bega Valley Shire Council.




Roadside burnt vegetation clearing program makes valuable progress

Council’s roadside vegetation clean-up program is making real progress across the shire, with many kilometres of burnt vegetation being cleared from the sides of council-managed and Crown roads as part of the overall, ongoing bushfire recovery clean-up.




Roadside weed control program 2021/2022

Roadside and public land weed control program from 1 October 2021 to 31 May 2022.




Rocky Hall, Hall

Rocky Hall Hall is located on Big Jack Mountain Road by the scenic Towamba River in the isolated country locality of Rocky Hall, approximately 60kms west of Pambula.




Role of a Mayor, Councillor and their charter

Contact details for all Councillors, Mayor and Deputy Mayor and information on their role.




Rotary clubs unite to complete the Kiah pavilion project

Council thanks the Rotary Clubs of Merimbula, Pambula and Bega for their generosity with funds and hard labour, on the completion of the Kiah pavilion project.




Routine sewer jetting continues in Bega

Bega residents in the vicinity of Rawlinson Street are being asked to take some simple steps in preparation for sewer jetting starting in the area next week.




Rules and regulations

Enforced regulations - Council has a variety of authorised officers who will enforce the provisions of the Companion Animals Act 1998 and Companion Animals Regulation 1999.




Runway extension proposal on exhibition

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.




Rural bin collections

Bin collection for 1,100 rural properties.




Russell Fitzpatrick and Liz Seckold work to support evacuation centres

Throughout the first few weeks of January, Merimbula and Bega townships experienced waves of people coming and going, and coming again, as bushfire alert levels fluctuated from Advice, to Watch and Act, to Emergency and back again - Councillors Russell Fitzpatrick and Liz Seckold both know how hard it is to pack up and leave your home in an emergency.




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Safety when renovating

Make sure you are not working with hazardous material and that you put safety first.




Sale and Tenancy Agreements

If you're selling or purchasing a property with a swimming pool, read our summary of rules for contracts of sale and rental, and tips for vendors and prospective buyers.




Saltmarsh workshop in Bermagui

Bega Valley Shire Council, along with Friends of Bermagui Saltmarsh and Shorebirds, Envite, and the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, are holding a Coastal Saltmarsh discovery workshop on Wednesday 27 June.




Sapphire Aquatic Centre

Indoor heated pool, located in Pambula Beach.




Sapphire Aquatic Centre Closed

Due to storm damage, the Sapphire Aquatic Centre, including the gym and child minding room, is closed effective immediately.




Sapphire Aquatic Centre maintenance closure

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.




Sapphire Coast Drive intersection upgrade works

Works will commence on Sapphire Coast Drive intersection on Monday 16 May and is scheduled for completion by October.




Sapphire Coast summer safety wrap

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) estimates 13 people were prevented from drowning on Sapphire Coast beaches during the summer of 2016/17.




Sapphire Coast Tourism

Discover unspoilt coastal wilderness on the Sapphire Coast, NSW. A stunning coastline dotted by secluded beaches, pristine estuaries, native forests and ancient mountains.




Sapphire Coast tourism industry shines at gala awards night

The Sapphire Coast stood tall at last night's gala awards presentation for the region's tourism operators.




Save Power Kits available for loan from Bega Library

Bega Valley Shire Library has two Save Power Kits for loan to library members, to help reduce power bills, make homes more energy efficient and reduce energy impact on the environment.




Save the Date - Learning Centre Open Day

The community is invited to see firsthand the potential offered by the Bega Valley Learning Centre in Merimbula.




Saving Water

Tips for saving water at home and at work.




Scamper down to Storytime

Bega Valley Shire Library invites children of all ages to scamper on down to their local library for National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 23 May.




Scholarship available for young women

Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on young local women to apply for one of five Young Women's Scholarships worth $500 each, in acknowledgement of International Women's Day (IWD) 2019.




Scholarships available for young women

Inspiring young women from the Bega Valley Shire are being asked to challenge barriers in time for the International Women’s Day scholarships opening to applicants later this month.




Scholarships for our young women

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.




School holiday fun on site and online

Conscious of the upcoming school holiday break and the need to present fun activities for the kids, some of our more popular attractions have some great offers, either on site or online, depending on their COVID-19 restriction requirements.




School holidays in the library

Bega Valley Shire Library is offering a range of exciting school holiday activities during the April school holidays and Youth Week.




School soft plastic winners announced

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Five schools across the Bega Valley Shire now have their own recycled plastic benches thanks to a soft plastics recycling competition run by Council’s Waste Services team.




School swimming and water safety programs start next week

Throughout November and December, the annual School Swimming and Water Safety programs will be conducted at swimming pools across the Bega Valley Shire.




Science and engineering in the spotlight for Bega Valley schools

The 'Science and Engineering Challenge' from the University of Newcastle is coming to the Bega Valley for the first time.




Sealing commenced on Towamba and Burragate roads

The upgrade and sealing of the Towamba and Burragate roads is progressing well, with the first coating of stone and bitumen currently being laid.




Sealing Mogareeka car park

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.




Sealing of Towamba and Burragate roads recommences

Work has recommenced on the Towamba and Burragate roads to seal the five remaining unsealed sections.




Sealing of West Kameruka Road

The aim of the Project is to seal 7kms on West Kameruka Road.




Search feedback form

Feedback - Can't find what you're looking for? Let us know by filling in our online form.




Season ends for outdoor pools

The 2016-2017 Outdoor Swimming Pool Season will draw to a close on Friday 31 March.




Second anniversary of Black Summer bushfires

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council flags will fly at half-mast tomorrow to mark the second anniversary of the start of the Black Summer bushfires in the shire.




Second cell nearing completion at Central Waste Facility

There’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.




Section 138 Approval

Section 138 of the NSW Roads Act requires that all activities undertaken within Council's road reserve be approved by Council prior to the activities being undertaken.




Seed funding on offer for new business-boosting ideas

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council is pleased to launch its Business Boost Ideas program, where local businesses and not-for-profits have the opportunity to secure seed funding for a recovery business idea with the potential of boosting our local economy.




Seeking Expressions of Interest for trial library delivery service

Bega Valley Shire Library is seeking expressions of interest from Shire residents for a trial service called Library Link, which will deliver library materials to people in their homes or via village-based pick-up points.




Seeking Home Spun stories for International Women's Day event

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council will celebrate NSW Women’s Week and International Women’s Day in 2022 with another evening of true and personal storytelling and live music at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre on the evening of 10 March 2022.




Seeking interest in FOGO's future with private sector

MEDIA RELEASE - Moves are underway to determine the next chapter of FOGO, with the popular organics processing service outgrowing its home at the Merimbula waste transfer station.




Self-check libraries come to Eden & Bermagui

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.




Seniors Festival 2020 - What's on!

There's lots happening across the whole Shire for Seniors Festival 2020. Here are the events proudly supported by the Bega Valley Shire Council's community grants program.




Seniors Festival grants opening soon

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.




Seniors Festival off to good start

Senior members of our community have attended several events this week to celebrate the start of NSW Seniors Festival, funded by the Bega Valley Shire Council.




Septic and plumbing

Understand the requirements for plumbing and drainage works and find information on installing, operating and maintaining septic systems.




Setting the record straight - Environmental Zones

Recent Sydney based media coverage around zoning matters in the Bega Valley Shire does a disservice to the community and those seeking clarity.




Sewage collection

Sewage is water-borne waste, in solution or suspension, generated by a community and is also known as wastewater. It is produced by people in residential, commercial, institutional, municipal and industrial premises.




Sewage project information sessions

Community members with an interest in the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Upgrade and Ocean Outfall project are invited to attend information sessions being held in Merimbula this weekend.




Sewage treatment

The main reasons for treating sewage are to protect public health and to help protect the environment in general.




Sewage Treatment Plant

Our five main sewerage treatment plants.




Sewer




Sewer jetting program starts in Tathra

Tathra residents are being asked to take some simple steps in preparation for sewer jetting taking place in the area this week and next week.




Sewer jetting starts in Bega

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega residents are being asked to take some simple steps in preparation for sewer jetting starting in the area next week.




Sewer jetting to start in Bega

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega residents west of Gipps Street are being asked to take some simple steps in preparation for sewer jetting starting in the area next week.




Sewer jetting to start in Eden

MEDIA RELEASE - Eden residents are being asked to take some simple steps in preparation for sewer jetting starting in the area next week.




Sewer leak in Merimbula

Council is working with all relevant agencies and a mandated 21-day fishing closure has been invoked by the Safe Food Authority for Merimbula Lake, after a sewer leak was detected in Merimbula yesterday.




Sewerage fees and charges

Owners of properties with a connection to a Council sewerage system are required to pay sewerage charges and fees. Sewerage charge and fee income is required to pay for operating expenses, infrastructure maintenance, renewal and new infrastructure expenses, principle and interest on loans. General rates income is not used for sewerage services.




Sewerage infrastructure

Sewerage infrastructure in the Bega Valley Shire and what it consists of.




Sewerage systems

Sewerage systems and the towns and localities they service.




Sewerage treatment




Share your story on International Women's Day

Bega Valley Shire Library is celebrating International Women's Day this year with an evening of true and personal storytelling and live music.




Sharon Tapscott on the ground with Red Cross

This summer, Red Cross volunteers across NSW have been on the ground, helping at evacuation centres, offering people emotional support and participating in recovery efforts. Councillor Sharon Tapscott is one of those Red Cross volunteers. Her story is one that might be familiar.




Shine the shire on Clean-up Australia Day

A drive to extend the focus of Australia’s annual clean-up day is taking place in the Bega Valley Shire.




Shire businesses to find their sweet spot

NSW Back to Business Week is underway with Bega Valley Shire Council coordinating a not-to-be-missed FREE business mentoring event this Thursday (March 2) night in Merimbula.




Shire Cemeteries

Information about the Shires 13 cemeteries including information on burials and reservations.




Shire delivers glowing Beachwatch results

Bega Valley Shire beaches returned a great overall result in the 2019-2020 summer Beachwatch State of the Beaches report released last week, with 100% of our beaches graded ‘good’ or ‘very good’.




Shire emergency and restoration works valued at more than $30m in 2020

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.




Shire gives a warm welcome to American friends

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.




Shire library services coming back to full strength

Library services in the Shire are expanding to include the Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre which will officially open on Saturday 25 June.




Shire welcomes Refugee Week

An event to be held at Bega's Littleton Gardens in June will acknowledge the plight of people seeking asylum from conflict and disaster while celebrating the Shire's official position as a safe zone for refugees.




Shire's Bike Plan in action

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.




Shire-wide survey for fluoride

Councillors today voted to undertake a comprehensive shire-wide survey regarding the addition of fluoride to the Tantawanglo-Kiah and Brogo-Bermagui water supplies.




Shirley Hannan Portrait Award winner named

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.




Shirley Hannan portrait finalists

The finalists for the 2016 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award in the Bega Valley Regional Gallery have been chosen by a special selection panel.




Shirley Hannan winner donates to Shire's art collection

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.




Shops free to trade over Easter

An update on the local Easter trading laws from Mayor, Michael Britten.




Short Point - restoring a coastal icon

Work is underway at Short Point, Merimbula to restore native vegetation and construct a formal walking track.




Short Point accessibility construction works to start

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Works are scheduled to commence at Short Point, Merimbula on 14 March as part of the Bega Valley Shire - A Destination for All program.




Sign renewals in the Shire

Council's urban maintenance crews have been undertaking sign renewal across the shire on urban, rural and regional roads.




Signs of wildlife - can you help?

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).




Site chosen for Barclay Street pavilion

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.




Site chosen for Bemboka's 'Landed' sculpture

Bega Valley Shire Council resolved to install the ‘Landed’ sculpture in Bemboka's Memorial Park following consultation and feedback from the community.




Site map

An A-Z map of Bega Valley Shire Council's website.




Site plan for Tura reserves released

The ongoing management and maintenance of the Tura Head Coastal Reserve (The Point) and Dolphin Cove Reserve are the subject of a site management plan that has been completed by Bega Valley Shire Council.




Sitting on top of 80,000 plastic bags!

A Bega Valley Shire Council campaign to encourage soft plastics recycling will give five winning schools a prize containing thousands of plastic bags in disguise!




Skate and Create Youth Summer Holiday program

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council’s Youth Summer Holiday program - Skate and Create - in January will feature two full-day game development days and two skate bus tours.




Skin Penetration Regulation

The Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012 regulates body decorating and grooming practices carried out by people who are not registered as health professionals.




Slaters Lane bridge reopened

The Tantawangalo community now have full access to Slaters Lane after Council reopened Slaters Bridge earlier this week.




Small businesses should register with Service NSW for one-on-one help

The support available to the local business community was the topic of two NSW Government small business bushfire assistance meetings held in Bega and Eden last week.




Small Heritage Grants

Funding is available on a dollar for dollar basis to assist heritage property owners to carry out works to support conservation.




Smart Parking on the way for Merimbula

In line with Council's ongoing commitment to consistently assess traffic flows and the provision of parking across the Shire, specialist supplier, Smart Parking Australia, has been engaged to supply and install a system to provide ongoing monitoring of parking in Park Street, Merimbula.




Soft plastics comp offers chance to win

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Soft plastics consumers and recyclers are in with another chance to win a bundle of eco-friendly goodies by taking Council’s latest recycling survey.




Solar Energy

Generating clean and green, renewable power.




South East Weeds Action Program

This program identifies weed risks at all levels and acts to effectively manage those risks.




South Pambula gets a water fill station

MEDIA RELEASE: A new water fill station is up and running in South Pambula, ready to provide water in drier times.




Spanish continues at Bega Library

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.




Sparking critical local youth conversations on TikTok

Council has launched a TikTok channel for its Bega Valley Youth Speak project with the aim of making the most of the social media platform’s growing popularity amongst young people.




Speechie Talks highlight importance of speech pathologists in children's development

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Library is recognising the important role speech pathologists play in children's language and literacy development through two Speechie Talks this month.




Speed Date A Designer sessions for bushfire-affected home rebuilders

Following on from the successful Pathway Home workshops and drop-in sessions last month, Bega Valley Shire Council is holding a similar event, with a twist.




Spirit of innovation alive in Bega

The collective preparedness of the Bega community to take advantage of new business opportunities will be strengthened by this week’s launch of the Future Towns project.




Sporting Complex plan on exhibition

Individuals and groups with an interest in community sport and recreation facilities are encouraged to provide their feedback on the concept design for an upgraded Bega Sporting Complex Building. This public consultation phase represents another key step forward for the project and follows on from Council working closely with Cox Architecture and a stakeholder group of site users over recent months.




Sporting fields clean-up progresses

Three days of sunshine have been welcomed by crews at Bega Valley Shire Council, keen to get the region’s sporting and recreation facilities ready for action again.




Sportsground Booking - Casual

Casual booking form for sportsground within the Bega Valley Shire.




Sportsground Booking - Seasonal

Seasonal booking form for sportsground within the Bega Valley Shire.




Sportsgrounds

Sportsgrounds within the Bega Valley Shire. Sportsgrounds can be booked for seasonal and casual use.




Sportsgrounds spraying to commence

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.




Spring into Library School Holiday Program

Bega Valley Shire Library has a 'spring-loaded' program of school holiday activities lined up to keep children and teenagers happy these holidays.




St John's Wort research

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.




Stand for your community

A successful information session was held last night in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre for people considering standing for Council.




Start Feeling It on the Sapphire Coast

The Sapphire Coast - Start Feeling It! campaign has been launched, to reinvigorate our vital tourism economy. It draws on the memories and feel of a great Australian road trip and unearths new destination stories.




State Government Policy

Floodplain Management is administered through the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.




Stay out of our waterways

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.




Steve Millott helps Cobargo businesswoman secure grant

Community Lead for Bega Valley's FREE virtual Business Support Drop-In Centre, Steve Millott helped owner of The Country K9 Parlour, Sharleen Salter do something she would never have been able to do on her own - secure a bushfire recovery grant.




Still time to complete recovery needs survey

Many of those at the centre of our region's bushfire recovery effort have responded to the opportunity to make their individual needs known.




Still time to nominate for Medallion Award

There is still time to nominate a local volunteer for the amazing work they do in the community, with the deadline for the Bega Valley Medallion Award coming up on Monday 6 March.




Stories from the Bega Valley Bushfires

The bushfire recovery needs of our region are broad and deep. Recognising the impact those flames have had on lives, the environment and the economy, Bega Valley Shire Council is keen to highlight the stories of those living with the aftermath. Stories have power and we hope these case studies will help deliver assistance and change.




Stories from the Bega Valley Bushfires - Bega Valley Eggs

Tom and Joscelin McMillan aren't misled by the green grass that's sprung up on the property they lease east of Bemboka, where they live with their young family and run their business, Bega Valley Eggs. They know that green grass alone won’t restore their business to where it was before the bushfires began.




Stories from the Bega Valley Bushfires - Big4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park

After crunching trading figures comparing December 2019 to February 2020 with the year before, Greg and Kerry McKay of the Big4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park are quite sure they will not recover lost revenue caused by the summer bushfires.




Stories from the Bega Valley Bushfires - Bikram Yoga Studio

Communities throughout the Bega Valley have endured so much over the past few months. Each person's journey through recovery and rebuilding is unique. Sadly, the well known and loved Bikram Yoga Studio in Cobargo needs rebuilding after it was destroyed during the New Year's Eve bushfire.




Stories from the Bega Valley Bushfires - Cream Patisserie

When Maddy Barry talks about the Summer Bushfires, her focus is mostly on family, the RFS and her community in Bermagui – not how much money her business lost during what should have been the busiest two weeks of the year.




Stories from the Bega Valley Bushfires - Eden Mussels

Eden Sea Farms was established over two decades ago, farming the nutrient rich waters of Twofold Bay, a marine environment that fosters the fast growth of mussels of exceptional quality.




Storm recovery works commenced

Work has commenced to repair damage sustained by Council's Leisure and Recreation assets in the June 2016 East Coast Low storm event.




Stormwater and your business

What is stormwater, its management and pollution impacts.




Stormwater inspection program starts

A CCTV camera inspection program, targeting sections of Bega Valley Shire Council’s stormwater network will start in May.




Strategic documents and SRV modelling

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on several key strategic planning documents that are now on exhibition.




Strategic plan for Regional Gallery

A strategic plan for the Bega Valley Regional Gallery until 2020 has been adopted by the Bega Valley Shire Council.




Strategic reports and plans

Plans, policies and strategies guiding development within the Bega Valley Shire.




Streaming service Hoopla Digital now available for free at Bega library

The popular on-demand film streaming service, hoopla digital, is available for free at Bega Valley Shire Library.




Streetlight faults

By reporting broken or faulty streetlights you are helping to create and maintain a street lighting system that is reliable, energy efficient and safer for your community.




Students benefit from HSC Lockdowns

Bega library's annual HSC Lockdown event has proved so beneficial to local year 12 students, that Eden and Bermagui libraries will also offer HSC Lockdowns this year, prior to HSC exams.




Subdivision Certificates

A Subdivision Certificate certifies that the plan of subdivision has been completed in accordance with relevant development consent conditions or Complying Development Certificate.




Subdivision Works Certificate

A Subdivision Works Certificate certifies that subdivision work will be completed in accordance with specified plans and specifications will comply with any requirements in the regulations.




Subscribe to Bega Valley Together

Subscribe and receive Bega Valley Together, Council's fortnightly newsletter as an email.




Successful Cobargo pilot paves way for extension of Disaster Relief scheme

A pilot scheme completed early this month in Cobargo has resulted in 56 successful applications for bushfire relief funding through the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund (BVCDRF)




Suggestions

If you have a suggestion on how Council might do things better, tell us about it with our online suggestion form.




Suicide Prevention Action Network

Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network aims to raise community awareness and open conversation around suicide & mental health.




Summer holidays, summer reading challenge

The chance to win an iPad will keep children and teens reading this summer with the Bega Valley Shire Library's Summer Reading Club.




Summer Open Studio Trail starts on Friday

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - The Summer Open Studio Trail will be held from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January, with more than 50 studios throughout the Bega Valley opening their doors to art and creative enthusiasts, under COVID Safe conditions.




Summer Splash movie night and pool parties at local pools

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.




SunSPoT

SunSPoT helps home and building owners discover the savings they can make with solar power.




Supercharge your summer reading

Libraries across the Shire have summer holidays sewn up with the return of the popular Summer Reading Club.




Support for households in temporary accommodation on bushfire-affected land

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has unanimously agreed to extend support for residents who lost their homes in the Black Summer bushfires, allowing residents to stay on their land in temporary accommodation for another two years under certain conditions.




Supporting the tourism industry

The tourism industry and how growth can be supported and streamlined was the focus of a workshop in Nowra this week. Bega Valley Shire Council was represented by the Mayor Cr Russell Fitzpatrick and General Manager Leanne Barnes, where they were joined by colleagues from the Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven and Kiama Councils and heard from the NSW Tourism Minister, the Hon Stuart Ayres, Minister for Local Government, The Hon Shelley Hancock, and representatives from Destination NSW.




Sustainability Grants program launched

For many in our community it is the pristine natural environment that provides a real sense of place in the Valley and it is our local volunteers and community groups that in so many cases drive projects focused on enhancing what we are so lucky to have.




Swimming Pool Compliance

This certificate is required when buy, selling or leasing a property that has a swimming pool or spa, apply online.




Swimming Pool Safety

An average of 10 children under five drown each year in backyard swimming pools across Australia. See the latest safety practices to prevent drowning and pool injuries.




Swimming pools

Information about pool fencing laws, pool registration, pool safety, and pool notices in property sale and tenancy agreements.




Swimming Pools in our shire

Information about local swimming pools, opening times and the different services our pools offer.




Swimming Pools Strategy

The aim is to provide a fit for purpose six pool aquatic strategy that gives direction to maintain the shires six existing swimming pools.




Sydney fire impacts paint and oil collection at Community Recycling Centre

Bega Valley Shire Council’s Community Recycling Centre (CRC) has stopped receiving paint and household oil following a chemical fire at a western Sydney waste depot.




Sydney Writers' Festival to be livestreamed in Merimbula on 1 May

The two sessions of this year's Sydney Writers' Festival will be livestreamed from the Regional Learning Centre in Merimbula on Saturday 1 May.




Synth Surfers festival develops local skills

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.




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Take 3 for the Sea after stormy August

If you’re keen to get exploring again after a wild and stormy start to August, you may find some unwelcome additions to the beaches you know and love.




Take the skills shortage survey

If you’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.




Talk soon talk often at libraries

'Talk Soon. Talk Often' is a new book available at all Shire libraries that gives parents ideas on how to talk to their children about sex.




Talk to us about the cemeteries

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.




Talk to us about the future of our pools

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on the future of our public pools across the Shire.




Talking histories reveal the best and forgettable

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.




Tanja Hall

Tanja Hall is located on Barrabooka Road next to the Tanja Primary School in the coastal locality of Tanja, which is situated approximately 10kms north of Tathra on the coastal scenic road to Bermagui. The hall provides a perfect venue for the event organiser and can cater for a wide range of events.




Tantawanglo-Kiah water supply system

Information about the Tantawanglo - Kiah water supply system, which is the largest system in the Shire.




Tapscott elected Mayor, Fitzpatrick Deputy

Today's extraordinary meeting of Bega Valley Shire Council has elected Cr Sharon Tapscott as Mayor with Cr Russell Fitzpatrick appointed Deputy Mayor.




Target closures a loss for our community

Bega Valley Shire Mayor Sharon Tapscott has voiced her disappointment about the Target Country closures announced late last week, a move which directly impacts the Merimbula and Bega stores.




Tarraganda Hall

Tarraganda Hall is located on Tarraganda Lane just 3kms east of Bega.




Tathra and surrounds - always part of our bushfire experience

This Wednesday marks two years since fire moved through the communities of Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra.




Tathra Everyone Can Play Playspace

Upgrade Lot Stafford Playground to be an all-inclusive play space.




Tathra Hall

Tathra Hall is centrally located at the topside of the coastal town of Tathra on the corner of Bega and Beach Streets. Tathra is approximately 15 kilometres to the east of Bega, at the southern end of the spectacular Mimosa Rocks National Park and just to the north of the equally beguiling Bournda National Park. This venue can cater for a whole range of events.




Tathra pitches in to restore footbridge

Members of the Tathra community have come together in a bid to restore the Thatchers Flat footbridge destroyed during last year's East Coast low.




Tathra sewage treatment plant (STP)

Annotated photos and diagrams of the Tathra Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) showing the main treatment process units and Environment Protection Licence monitoring locations.




Tathra Strong community gathering to celebrate resilience and mateship

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.




Tathra to Kalaru Bike Track

The Tathra to Kalaru Bike Track represents the first stage in creating a cycling network between Bega and Tathra.




Tathra to Kalaru bike track at Evans Hill

Work on the Tathra-Kalaru reinforced concrete bike track is now in progress at the base of Evans Hill, heading towards Tathra.




Tathra Wharf and Headland Precinct Plan

The development of the Tathra Wharf and Headland precinct plan to inform future upgrade works at Tathra Headland.




Tathra Wharf Restoration

Restoration of the Tathra Wharf sub-structure, structure and building.




Tathra Wharf restoration heritage application open for public comment

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The Tathra Wharf restoration project has reached a significant milestone with Bega Valley Shire Council’s Heritage Application now available for community feedback through the Heritage Council of NSW.




Tathra Wharf temporary closure

Tathra Wharf will be closed on Saturday morning 10 September 2016 to relocate power lines prior to commencement of the storm damage repair works.




Tathra Wharf Update

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.




Teaching skate 'awesomness'

Bega Valley Shire Council is set to celebrate the 'awesomeness' of skateboarding and local young people during Youth Week this April.




Tech Expo for Kids these Holidays

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.




Temporary Gallery closure in preparation for exciting new arts projects

MEDIA RELEASE - After a successful exhibition, CONCRETE : Art Design Architecture, the Bega Valley Regional Gallery has temporarily closed its doors to audit the Gallery's artworks collection, and focus on the launch of the MOTEL ART FAIR in July and ART MONTH Sapphire Coast during the month of August.




Temporary pavilion for Kiah community

The Kiah community and Council have agreed that a temporary pavilion and barbecue area be erected near the tennis courts, while the Kiah Hall is being rebuilt.




Temporary traffic changes to Bass Street

Road resurfacing works will commence on a section of Bass Street, Eden on Monday 23 May and is scheduled for completion by Friday 27 May, weather permitting.




Temporary works complete at Wandella Hall site

There's positive recovery progress at the Wandella Hall site with the completion of temporary restoration works to the hall's external toilet facilities.




Ten tonne load limit imposed for Cuttagee Bridge

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The load limit for Cuttagee Bridge on the Tathra-Bermagui Road will be reduced to 10 tonnes from Monday 6 December following an independent structural assessment.




Tender Notice

A list of all tenders that have been submitted to Bega Valley Shire Council for a proposed contract.




Terminal upgrade in final stages

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).




Tertiary scholarships awarded

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.




Tertiary scholarships open

Bega Valley Shire Council is throwing its weight behind the region's young people and calling for nominations for this year's round of Tertiary Scholarships.




Test your knowledge on plastic pollution

A family trivia night will be held on Saturday 19 March at Merimbula’s Club Sapphire to raise awareness about plastic pollution in our oceans.




Thank you from Bega Valley Shire Council

The first phase of Bega Valley Shire Council's "Understanding Our Place" survey is complete, and the community has really responded to the opportunity.




Thank You to our Bega Valley Volunteers - May 2020

National Volunteer Week 18-24 May 2020 - Changing Communities Changing Lives - Tell us your story or just say Thank You.




Thank You to our Bega Valley Volunteers - May 2021

National Volunteer Week 18-24 May 2020 - Changing Communities Changing Lives - Tell us your story or just say Thank You.




Thank you, Mike Kelly

Bega Valley Shire Council is grateful for the service Dr Mike Kelly has provided to the region during his term as the Member for Eden Monaro.




The Ambassador; the space between truth and fantasy

Bega Valley Regional Gallery's (BVRG) upcoming exhibition will present the work of Australian artist Eugenia Lim whose latest work, The Ambassador trilogy, drills down into racial politics, the social costs of manufacturing and the role of architecture in shaping society.




The Art of Dinosaur Designs - Exhibition debuts at Bega Valley Regional Gallery

A dynamic and vibrant exhibition with strong connections to Australian art royalty will debut at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery early next month.




The Bega Valley - grabbing hold of the future and leading the way.

The inaugural Bega Valley Economic Summit has attracted the brightest people from across Australia, who all see the potential of south east NSW.




The Bega Valley Shire Library app is here

The Bega Valley Shire Library app is live and available for download now, with features designed to make it easier to access your library’s existing services.




The clock is ticking... THE SHIRL entries now open

THE SHIRL is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the ages 16 – 25.




The Curtain Breathed Deeply to open

A major solo exhibition of work by Justene Williams will open at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) this Friday, 1 December at 6.00pm.




The DA Process

Prior to lodging a development application (DA) with Council it is helpful to understand the requirements and be fully aware of the process.




The future looks bright for Ben




The ins and outs of the Shire's ICOLLs

There’s much to like about this shire of ours: the people, the stunning landscape, the coastal wilderness and historic townships dotted here and there. But what about the ICOLLs?




The revitalisation of Littleton Gardens, Bega

New life and energy is coming to Bega’s Littleton Gardens after shocking vandalism in early May.




The road to giving Dane a clean run

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The problem of litter on the shire’s roads is officially on the run thanks to a new campaign to get everyone giving some TLC to our streets.




The Road to Recovery

Links, videos and information presented by Dr Rob Gordon




The Robertson Brothers 1960's TV Variety Show

Saturday, 13 August 2022




The Shire's children in good hands at Bandara and Eden

A report card on Bandara Children’s Services in Bega and Eden Preschool has delivered top marks to Bega Valley Shire Council’s early childhood services.




The Shirl - and the winner is...

Melbourne based artist Samantha Sommariva AKA Misklectic and her portrait of performance artist Mossy is the winner of Australia's only youth portrait prize, the $10,000 acquisitive 'The Shirl'.




THE SHIRL finalists announced

Australia's only Youth Portrait Prize, the $10,000 acquisitive THE SHIRL has released their finalists for 2017.




The Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre

The Shire's newest asset now has its own identity.




Theatre Twyford momentum building

The momentum behind the redevelopment of Merimbula’s Twyford Hall site continues to build, with the Mayor and senior Council staff meeting with representatives of Twyford Hall Incorporated on Thursday to chart a united way forward.




Thousands cruise through the Shire

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.




Threatened shorebirds

There are some very simple actions we can all take to protect shorebirds, their habitat, their eggs and their chicks.




Threatened shorebirds feature at Tura Marrang library

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.




Tim Metcalf to launch his great Australian poem

After many years in the creation, Brogo poet, Tim Metcalf, is ready to reveal his "great Australian poem' at special launch events to be held at Bermagui and Bega libraries.




Time running out on ClubsGRANTS 2017!

Time is running out to apply for money through the ClubGRANTS program, with just a handful of days left.




Time to target spring weed growth

The little rain the Shire has had in recent weeks has resulted in some pasture growth, along with weeds such as Serrated tussock, St John's wort, Blackberry and African lovegrass.




Time to target weed growth

On the back of the welcome rain comes pasture growth, with weeds such as Serrated Tussock, St John's Wort and African Lovegrass popping their heads up.




Timelapse video of Murrabrine Bridge build

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Bega Valley Shire Council would like to inform the community that Transport for NSW is creating a timelapse video of the construction of the new Murrabrine Bridge in Cobargo.




Timeline

The Merimbula STP and Ocean Outfall Project started in 2009. This timeline, which we update regularly, highlights some key aspects of the project.




Timely BSG business support for Tanya's accounting business

COVID-19 prompted Tanya Davey to start her own business, establishing Sapphire Accounting Solutions in Merimbula in July last year.




Timor Leste relationship

Bega Valley Advocates for Timor-Leste is a small volunteer NGO with a friendship link to the Barique-Natarbora Sub District in Timor Leste.




Tip Fees

Fees for taking rubbish and materials to Council's Waste Transfer Stations and Landfill sites.




Tip Opening Hours

Opening hours for all Bega Valley Shire Council's Waste Transfer Stations and Landfill Facilities




Tips for animal and pet owners

Tips for dog and cat owners.




Toilet paper shortage causing problems

With toilet paper in short supply in some of our towns and villages, it appears that our community are turning to alternate products such as wet wipes, paper towel, or newspaper to get the job done.




Tony Allen calls Cobargo Showground home

Councillor Tony Allen is a man of the land, from a 4th generation family of dairy farmers on a property out Yowrie way. In the immediate hours and days after the Badja Forest Road fire that ripped through Yowrie, Wandella and then Cobargo, locals sought out each other and refuge at a place they were familiar with – the Cobargo Showground. Cr Allen found himself gravitating towards the showground too. Here's his story - one of a series on Bega Valley Shire councillors and their experiences of the bushfires that have featured across our landscape over the 2019/2020 summer.




Top artist to open the Archibald in Bega

The Bega Valley's rich history with portraiture winds up a notch later this month when the Shire plays host to the biggest and most famous art prize in Australia.




Tourism marketing contract awarded

Anthony Osborne will deliver tourism marketing services for the Bega Valley Shire over the next four years.




Towamba and Burragate Road Upgrade

The upgrade and sealing of Towamba and Burragate Roads to enable all weather access from these outlying villages to the larger commercial hubs of Eden, Bombala and Pambula.




Towamba and Burragate roads fully sealed

The upgrade and sealing of the remaining unsealed sections of Towamba and Burragate roads are complete.




Towamba and Burragate roads upgrade

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - The first coat of seal on the 25-kilometre upgrade to the Towamba and Burragate roads is almost complete, with guard rails, guideposts and signage due to be completed this month.




Towamba cemetery event kicks off citizen science partnership

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness to work together to support citizen science in shire, with the first joint project involving a visit to Towamba cemetery on 21 August.




Towamba cemetery event kicks off citizen science program

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Council and Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness are pleased to announce the Life in our Cemeteries event at the Towamba cemetery will be held at 11am on Saturday 23 October.




Towamba Hall

Towamba Hall is a mud brick building located in the isolated rural community of Towamba. Towamba is situated on the banks of the Towamba River and is almost hidden in a valley approximately 30 kilometres west of Eden and provides the perfect venue for the event organiser. This venue can cater for a whole range of events with the Towamba oval right next door.




Towamba Road to close for upgrade works

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.




Towamba Road updated traffic conditions

A bushfire damaged section of Towamba Road has been restricted to single-lane traffic following discovery of unstable ground during repair works.




Towamba Road upgrade completed

Teams from Bega Valley Shire Council's works department have recently completed the upgrade of a number of sections of Towamba Road.




Towards 2042 consultation extended

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Consultation on the shire’s next community strategic plan has been extended to 13 August, giving the community more time to have their say about the future of our shire.




Track a DA

View the status of a development application using our Application tracker.




Track construction work to begin at Tura Beach next week

Construction work will begin on the track from the Dolphin Cove car park to the beach access stairway and the track from Bournda Circuit pumping station to The Point beach stairway on Wednesday 15 July.




Traffic Management

Safety and ease of access is a crucial consideration.




Transfer station changes

Keeping the focus on improved resource recovery.




Transfer stations and recycling centres (tips)

Find out about tip fees and opening hours, waste vouchers and more.




Transformation underway at Pambula Beach

Work has commenced this week on transforming the Pambula Beach Surf Club precinct through functionality, accessibility and infrastructure improvements.




Transport infrastructure upgrades for Kalaru

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Kalaru will be the site of major road network upgrades focused on safety, resilience and accessibility over the coming months, as the first stage in a broader and more comprehensive plan of future road and drainage improvements for the village.




Transport strategy on the map

Bega Valley Shire Council is taking action to future proof local transport infrastructure with the development of a comprehensive transport strategy.




Tree management

Information on tree removal, pruning and the Tree Preservation Order (TPO).




Tree removal in Bega Park and pool

Bega Valley Shire Council will remove three trees and undertake maintenance pruning within Bega Park and the adjoining Bega Pool next week due to safety concerns.




Tree trimming in Bermagui and Eden

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.




Tree works in Bermagui

Bega Valley Shire Council is taking steps to ensure the safety of people in Bermagui by removing three trees and undertaking necessary maintenance pruning on a number of other well-established trees.




Trees given for Quaama Memorial Park

A generous donation of 12 established trees will revitalise the bushfire impacted Quaama Memorial Park.




Trees to be removed from Lions Park, Bega

Bega Valley Shire Council is taking steps to ensure the safety of people and property neighbouring the Lions Park on Ravenswood Street Bega.




Trigger points for opening the Shire's estuaries

Council is aware of the concerns of our community regarding the opening of certain estuaries, due to flooding after this week's heavy rainfalls.




Trunk mains

Everything you need to know about drawing water from one of our water trunk mains.




Trunk mains: fix your water pressure

Problems with your trunk main water pressure? Here’s what you need to do.




Tulgeen fills DFAT conference bag order in record time

Despite COVID-19 distancing restrictions, the Tulgeen Group recently produced 150 conference bags in record time for the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, to be used at an international conference.




Tune in and save on your power bills

Did you know you can negotiate your energy rate with your power provider? It's just one of many money saving tips to be shared in two online energy information sessions returning in October.




Tura Beach Bunnings - a way forward

The Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) has made recommendations that progress a long talked about bulky goods - hardware style development at Tura Beach.




Tura Beach Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)

Annotated photos and diagrams of the Tura Beach Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) showing the main treatment process units and Environment Protection Licence monitoring locations.




Tura Coastal Reserves Project

This project aims to improve the access and amenity of several key walking trails in Tura Beach.




Tura draft planning proposal on exhibition

A draft planning proposal to amend the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) is currently on exhibition for public comment.




Tura Headland experience on track

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.




Tura Headland track upgrade completed

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Access to the coastline and spectacular views from the Tura Headland have been greatly improved, with the much-anticipated walking track upgrade project now completed and open.




Turning fish waste into compost

A new business that turns fish waste into compost will help solve an ongoing problem facing Bega Valley boat ramp areas.




TV money man Peter Switzer to MC Economic Summit

One of Australia’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.




Two Rivers sculpture installed

The Meeting of Two Rivers, by local Artist Jen Mallinson has been installed in Littleton Gardens.




Twofold Bay Catchment

Details of work in the Twofold catchment.




Types of DA

Determine what category your project falls under.




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Umbrellas of Bermagui launch this Australia Day

The 2017 Umbrellas of Bermagui will be unfurled this Australia Day ahead of the Bermagui Seaside Fair in March.




Unauthorised clearing at Tura Head

Bega Valley Shire Council is disappointed a community group has cleared areas of native vegetation (mostly dead timber - which is still considered native vegetation and has value in the local ecosystem) from the Tura Head Coastal Reserve without consent or endorsement.




Union Picnic Day this Friday




Update from Mayor Kristy McBain

An update from Mayor Kristy McBain on changes to Bega Valley Shire Council's services.




Update on Bar Beach restrictions

Mindful of the health advice connected to COVID-19, the Bega Valley Local Emergency Management Committee continues to review and manage popular locations in the Bega Valley.




Upgrade to Bega waste APP for FOGO

Bega Valley Shire Council is urging residents with a green bin collection to update their Bega Valley Waste APP over the weekend to keep track of changes to bin dates.




Upgraded boat ramp opened

The upgrade of the Beauty Point Boat Ramp is complete, with asphalt works and cleaning completed on Friday before it was opened to the public in time for the commencement of the NSW school holidays.




Upper Brogo Road – changed traffic conditions

A section of Upper Brogo Road has been reduced to single lane and the load limit is restricted to 22.5 tonnes after lower embankment damage occurred following recent heavy rain.




Urgent Water Restriction Notice; Quaama, Cobargo, Bermagui, Wallaga Lake and Beauty Point areas.

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.




Use of public land

Use of Public Land guidelines and application forms.




Use your Imaginasium!

The children of fire affected communities have endured a lot, so when the mobile Imaginasium loose parts playground visited Cobargo recently, local children went wild for it!




Use your waste vouchers by end July

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Now is a good time to do that household or garden clean-up, with Bega Valley Shire Council's current run of free waste vouchers expiring after 31 July.




Useful Links - Floodplain Management

Other plan, policies and studies that relate to the Floodplain Risk Management of the Bega Valley Shire.




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Vale David Jesson

The Bega Valley Shire Councillors and staff have been left saddened by news of the untimely passing of former General Manager David Jesson.




Vandalism of Bermagui toilets

The Bermagui Surf Club toilets have been vandalised on a regular basis.




Vegetation and tree management




Vegetation clean-up on Mount Darragh Road

Local contractors have begun the removal of fire-affected vegetation on Mount Darragh Road, between Wyndham and the western border of the shire.




Vegetation Clearing

If your development proposal requires the clearing of native vegetation you must address these provisions.




Vehicle Activated Signs installed

Motorists travelling in and out of Pambula Beach will have noticed the recent installation of two new Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS’s) either side of Lumen Christi Catholic College.




Venues of concern identified in Tathra and Bega

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A drive-through pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic will open in Bega this weekend after Southern NSW Local Health District advised of venues of concern in Tathra and Bega.




Villers-Bretonneux rises for Cobargo, Anzac bonds still run deep

Anzac Day brings an opportunity for reflection. A moment to remember history and how it can inform our future.




Virus visitor restrictions as school holidays approach

Day by day businesses in the Bega Valley are having to adjust to the changing health advice from State and Federal agencies around COVID-19/Coronavirus.




Visual treat opens at Bermagui library

The lively paintings of a local and fast rising star in Australian art are delighting visitors to the Bermagui library.




Volunteering

Become a volunteer, it is a great way to make a difference and support your local community.




Volunteers change lives through library programs

True to the theme of this year's National Volunteer Week, Judi Chenhall is certainly changing young lives through her volunteer commitment to the Eden Library Homework Club.




Volunteers needed for community halls

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking volunteers to fill a number of vacancies on our community hall committees across the shire.




Volunteers needed for Council Committees

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Council is seeking expressions of interest from community and business members to fill vacancies on seven Committees of Council.




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Wallaby rescue at Lions Park Beach highlights the need for responsible pet ownership

News of a beach wildlife rescue over the weekend at Lions Park Beach near Pambula River Mouth has served as a reminder of the importance of responsible pet ownership and control.




Wallaga Lake Catchment

Details of work in the Wallaga Lake catchment.




Wallaga Lake walking track community update planned

Details of a planned upgrade to the Wallaga Lake Walking Track will be available at a community Q&A information session next week.




Wanatta Lane to be sealed and upgraded

Council has been successful in securing $1.35 million to upgrade and seal the entirety of Wanatta Lane, near Wolumla.




Wandella Community Hall Rebuild Project

Rebuilding Wandella Community Hall destroyed during the 2019-20 fires.




Wandella Hall

Rebuilding Wandella Community Hall destroyed during the 2019-20 fires.




Wandella Hall rebuild community consultation sessions next week

Bega Valley Shire Council is conducting three COVIDSafe community consultation sessions next week for the residents of Wandella and surrounds to share their thoughts and ideas on the rebuild of their hall, which was destroyed in the summer bushfires.




Warming the soul of our community

In acknowledgment of National Volunteer Week, we're shining a light on another moving story that started in the aftermath of the Tathra and District fire event in 2018.




Warning about unsealed roads

Recent major rain events have impacted on the condition of Council’s unsealed road network across the Bega Valley.




Waste App campaign launched

With an increasing number of new innovations and ways to save waste on our minds, Bega Valley Shire Council is launching the Waste App July social media campaign.




Waste Community Assistance Grants

Waste community assistance grants are available to manage and minimise waste going into landfill.




Waste Environmental Monitoring Data

Bermagui and Central Waste Facility recycling and waste depot environmental monitoring data.




Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy (2018-2028)

This Strategy focusses on addressing the increasing pressure on our landfill.




Waste management strategy released

Bega Valley Shire Council has released a new blueprint for managing waste over the next 10 years.




Waste Management: looking forward?

How we are moving towards zero waste.




Waste plan moves to reduce landfill

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.




Waste project info sessions on the way

A raft of information sessions are coming to our towns and villages to explain the details of Bega Valley Shire Council’s Waste Facility Consolidation and Modernisation Project.




Waste Service Forms

Online forms for lost, damaged or stolen bin, overflowing public bins, domestic waste services, waste account requests and general enquiries.




Waste Vouchers

Waste disposal vouchers are issued with your first rates and charges notice each financial year.




Waste vouchers to go paperless

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire residents will soon be using their phones to redeem free waste vouchers as the popular service goes paperless.




Waste Wise Event Grants

Make you next event a Waste Wise event. See what grants are available to you.




Waste Wise Events grants aim for zero-waste

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Five community event organisers have been given a share of more than $22,000 to help in the transition towards zero-waste events in the Bega Valley Shire.




Water and jobs flow in treatment plant development

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.




Water and sanitation project delivers bathroom facilities for bushfire impacted residents

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - As we enter the 2021/22 bushfire season, a number of families and individuals who lost their homes in the Black Summer bushfires are facing a second summer without proper sanitation.




Water Catchments

Water catchment areas within the Bega Valley Shire.




Water Fees and Charges

Water supply charges for the Bega Valley Shire.




Water fees and charges explained

Owners of properties that connect to the town water supply are required to pay water charges and fees.




Water Fill Stations

Water Fill Stations can be accessed by the community and visitors for drinking water.




Water fluoridation decision deferred

Council resolved to defer the decision so that further consideration can be given to the issues raised in the deputations.




Water Quality

Council provides quality drinking water to residents that is regularly tested and complies with Australian guidelines.




Water restrictions

Water restrictions within the Bega Valley Shire and permanent water wise measures.




Water runs clear in shire's north

It was an all too common notice given to the shire's northern residents: after heavy rain, boil your tap water.




Water Supply Charges

Water supply charges for the Bega Valley Shire.




Water supply during drought

Information about Bega Valley Shire drinking water supplies during drought




Water Supply Information

Information on water supply interruptions, water restrictions and tips for saving water.




Water Supply Infrastructure

Infrastructure is vital for a safe and efficient supply of water to customers.




Water Supply Interruptions

Notifications of planned, unplanned and emergency interruptions to water supply.




Water Supply Services

The Bega Valley Shire Council is a local water utility that provides potable water to approximately 29,000 people. It is a vitally important service for the health of the population and their quality of life. Council adheres to a number of guidelines and requirements and aims to provide a continuous supply of water with adequate pressure for domestic and fire-fighting purposes.




Water Supply Systems

Bega Valley Shire Council operates four water supply systems across the shire.




Water trunk mains explained

Everything you need to know about drawing water from one of our water trunk mains.




Waves and Water wash into the BVRG

Sun bathers, swimmers, surfers and surf life savers are the stars of a new travelling exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum, Waves & Water – Australian beach photography, set to open at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery on Friday December 9.




Way2Go Bega Valley volunteers

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.




Weapons for the Soldier to open

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.




Weed Biosecurity Property Inspections

Weed Biosecurity fact sheet with frequently asked question list.




Weed identification

What is a weed? Why do weeds matter? Environmental Weeds? Identify your weeds?




Weed inspection program

Details on Council's weed inspection program.




Weed Management

Weed management for the Bega Valley Shire.




Weed management support for landholders

With the severe effects of drought being compounded exponentially by last summer's bushfire disaster and then in more recent times by flooding, local rural landholders continue to be faced with immense challenges.




Weed spraying at Saleyards

A Council-funded spraying program aimed at removing the scourge of African Lovegrass from the Bega Saleyards site commenced this week.




Weed support for landholders

With the scourge of the severe drought being compounded exponentially by the summer's bushfire disaster and even more recently by flooding, our local rural landholders have and are being faced with immense challenges.




Weekly market for Littleton Gardens

Bega Valley Shire Council has approved a weekly market for Bega’s Littleton Gardens, with Councillors also agreeing to expand the number of stalls allowed from 30 to 40.




Weekly Works Schedule

Council's weekly works program outlining what our teams are working on.




West Kameruka Road contract awarded

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.




Wharf to Wharf Walk officially opened

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A ceremonial Welcome to Country by Aunty Colleen Dixon and Smoking Ceremony by Nathan Lygon today acknowledged the official opening of the Wharf to Wharf Walk, connecting two of Australia’s most historic wharves - Tathra and Merimbula.




What can I put in my bin?

Everything you need to know about your bins and how to custom design your services to suit your needs.




What's on at your library for school holidays?

Shire libraries are springing into the upcoming school holidays with nature-based craft activities, a writing workshop for children and shorebird videos from NSW National Parks and Wildlife.




When and where to vote in the council elections

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - With the local government elections on Saturday 4 December fast approaching, Bega Valley Shire residents wishing to vote early can do so in person, by postal vote or via a new technology-assisted voting facility called iVote.




Where is your cat now?

Under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 cats must be micro-chipped and registered. Keeping registration details up-to-date is important in case your cat is ever lost as it enables you to be reunited with your cat.




Where There's Smoke writing workshops

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.




Wide Angle Film Festival tours Bega

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.




Win with Council's soft plastics survey

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - A Bega Valley Shire Council survey and competition has kicked off an awareness campaign to increase soft plastics recycling in the shire.




Winner of mural prize announced

An inspired work, created to assist children to get to sleep, has been announced as the inaugural winner of the $500 Bega Valley Mural Prize.




Wolumla Hall

Wolumla Hall is centrally located in the township of Wolumla, which is a peaceful country town centrally located between Bega & Merimbula. The hall provides a perfect venue for the event organiser and can cater for a wide range of events.




Wolumla Recreation Ground upgrade completed

Bega Valley Shire Council has completed the upgrade to the Wolumla Recreation Ground, funded under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.




Wonboyn bushfire stories told

An oral history project documenting the events of the summer bushfires on the community of Wonboyn is now available on the Bega Valley Shire Library Service website.




Wonboyn Catchment

Details of work in the Wonboyn catchment.




Wonboyn cemetery fence replaced by Rotary volunteers

A group of hard-working volunteers from the Rotary Club of Merimbula replaced the fence at the entrance to Wonboyn cemetery in time for Mother's Day this year.




Wonboyn Lake Boat Ramp

Access to the Lake, principally for smaller vessels for recreational fishing or boating, or by commercial oyster growers.




Wood Heaters and Open Fires

Smoke and air pollution affects everyone but there are some simple steps you can take to reduce its impact.




Wood smoke and your health

With the first of season's cold nights creeping in, Bega Valley Shire Council is asking owners of wood fires to burn fuel safely and considerately.




Words & Music for seniors at Tura library

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Bega Valley Shire Library invites senior members of the community to a new free monthly event, Words & Music, starting on Friday 5 November at the Tura Marrang Library.




Work at Pambula River Mouth Park

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.




Work placement program

Programs designed for people who wish to gain knowledge and experience and to gain placement hours to gain qualifications.




Work to begin on demolition of former Merimbula Visitor Information Centre

Demolition of the former Merimbula Visitor Information Centre building on Beach Street will commence on Monday 2 November.




Work to begin on Imlay Street and Albert Terrace upgrade

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.




Work to commence on terminal extension

Work is set to commence this week on the much-anticipated Merimbula Airport Terminal Extension after the Development Application was approved recently.




Work to start on Kianinny jetty upgrade

Upgrade of the jetty that services the boat ramp at Kianinny Bay, Tathra, will begin next week.




Work to start on new Shared Path at Lake Street in Merimbula

Work will commence shortly on the construction of the Lake Street Shared Path in Merimbula, which will include temporary closure of the southbound lane of Lake Street for the duration of the work.




Works and services panel

Information about Council's Works and Services procurement panel.




Works at Wolumla Creek Bridge

Bega Valley Shire Council advises that road surface works will be carried out by local contractors at Wolumla Creek Bridge tomorrow 18 May, between 7am and 5pm.




Works for Gipps Street car park, Bega

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.




Works set to begin on new Murrabrine Bridge

MEDIA RELEASE 2021 - Site establishment works have commenced for the construction of the new Murrabrine Bridge on Wandella Road at Cobargo, with major works set to begin in mid-August.




Wrap up of July 13 extraordinary meeting

Councillors today resolved to ask the NSW Government to fund a review of Council’s financial position through the NSW Auditor General and Office of Local Government, with advocacy for this from Member for Bega, Andrew Constance.




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WW2 Scorched Earth strategy revealed by author

Dr Sue Rosen's book, 'Scorched Earth' is a chilling account of how the Australian government devised secret plans in response to the very real threat of Japanese invasion during World War 2.




Wyndham Hall

Wyndham Hall is centrally located on the corner of Gordon and Clark Streets in the relatively isolated country village of Wyndham. The village of Wyndham is situated on the Mt Darragh Road approximately 30 kilometres to the west of Pambula and 50 kilometres east of Bombala. The hall provides a perfect venue for the event organiser and can cater for a wide range of events




Wyndham heritage to be respected

Bega Valley Shire Council will continue with its planned works on the Pretty Point Bridge.




Wyndham, Whipstick Creek Bridge

New two-lane concrete bridge replacing the existing timber bridge, including roadworks.




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Young at Heart films for Seniors Week

Bega Valley Shire Library will be hosting the Young at Heart Film Festival to celebrate Seniors Week during the first week of April.




Young authors shine at book launch

A group of young authors from local primary schools are about to become published authors with their achievements being celebrated at a Tura Marrang Library book launch in February.




Young Bega woodturner secures DFAT order

Following Council’s submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) product purchasing program earlier this year, 14-year old Jamie Parker-Barnes from Bega recently provided DFAT with 100 hand-turned wooden spatulas.




Young engineers given boost to careers through grant program

Council is building a solid base of talented young engineers, with three team members securing grants to attend the state’s top public works conference in Canberra.




Young People

The term "young people" in this context describes people aged 12 to 24 years. Young people represent 4,610 people or 14.6% of the population the Bega Valley Shire.




Young women's scholarship

Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on young local women to apply for the 2017 International Women's Day (IWD) Young Women's Scholarship.




Young Women's Scholarships awarded

Five young women have each been awarded $500 Council scholarships to encourage the achievement of their goals and to celebrate their valuable contribution to the local community.




Youngsters learn about the Law

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.




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Youth art workshops part of mobile recovery

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, in partnership with Regional Arts NSW and Headspace Bega, will be holding art workshops for young people impacted by the bushfires later this week and into February.




Youth film festival unearths local storytelling talent

The Bega Valley’s first ever Youth Week 1 Minute Film Festival has unearthed the technical skills, humour and storytelling abilities of our young people




Youth Focus for National Missing Persons Week

South Coast bestselling crime writer Melissa Pouliot will launch National Missing Persons Week for the Bega Valley next Monday, 31 July.




Youth opportunities project for Eden

Young people in the Eden area are taking the opportunity to engage with local businesses to strengthen community relationships and create local job opportunities.




Youth Week movie-making and minecraft madness

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.




Yowaka River rope swings

Bega Valley Shire Council regrets the distress that has been caused by the removal of rope swings on the Yowaka River, south of Pambula.




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