Avoid post-rain winter swims Avoid swimming in local beaches, lakes and rivers for the next few days due to poor water quality. As well as dirty water runoff from the heavy rain, a large amount of burnt debris is also washing into local waterways.
Monday 27 July 2020
Art prize draws near, finalists announced Finalists for the biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize were announced earlier this month, the major prize winner will receive $20,000, with their winning work acquired by Mr Sellers.
Midnight detectives do their bit to help conserve Eurobodalla’s water Council has been helping local schools and businesses identify water leaks with help from a data logger device. Attached to the main water meter, the data loggers offer the reassurance of being able to detect potential water leaks even when schools and businesses are closed.
New playground open at Long Beach Children have been enjoying the new all-ages park in Long Beach, visiting daily to experience the new playground, exercise equipment, basketball half court and scooter track.
Monday 20 July 2020
Council facilities close temporarily in response to COVID-19 Eurobodalla Council will err on the side of caution and close some of its facilities until there is a clearer picture of the Batemans Bay COVID-19 situation. Surf Beach and Brou waste management facilities, Batemans Bay Visitor Information Centre, Batemans Bay Council depot, Eurobodalla’s three libraries, the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre are closed to the general public. These temporary measures will be reviewed as the week progresses. Essential services such as household bin collection, water, sewer, and most administrative services are operating as usual.
Eight COVID-19 cases connected to Batemans Bay Eight cases of COVID-19 are now linked to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, people who visited the Club on Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July, Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July, should immediately be tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of symptoms. People who were at the Club on Tuesday 14 July are advised to monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.
Friday 17 July 2020
Shipping container debris washes ashore South east swells have brought more than crashing waves to Eurobodalla’s coastline, as takeway containers and facemasks wash onto the shire’s beaches following a shipping container spill in May.
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Let’s keep Eurobodalla open for business With the recent COVD-19 outbreak in Victoria and Sydney Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes is reminding residents and visitors to remain vigilant to keep the community safe.
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Got a trunk worth of junk? Residents can rid themselves of unwanted bulky items when Eurobodalla’s annual hard waste collection kicks off next week; beginning at Tilba and North Narooma on Monday 20 July and moving progressively north to finisgh at South Durras in late September.
Moving to bigger things at five New play-based kits are helping families give young children a smoother ride when starting school. The transition-to-school kits come with an info sheet with activities for parents and carers to play alongside their children.
Eurobodalla bridges on road to recovery Many of the shire’s small communities were isolated after the bushfires damaged or destroyed 18 timber bridges across the Eurobodalla, at a cost of about $8 million. Six months on, the council team has finished restoring four bridges, has contracts let for a further three and has two out for tender.
Look after your tackle Local and visiting fishers are being urged to ‘look after their tackle’ in a new nationwide campaign aimed at reducing lost fishing line in waterways.
Tuesday 30 June 2020
Grants to lift community’s spirit Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects and events to celebrate, re-invigorate and strengthen Eurobodalla’s communities. The grants aim to stimulate the shire’s social and economic recovery following the devastating bushfires
Monday 29 June 2020
Local voices heard at bushfire royal commission Eurobodalla Council is ensuring local voices are heard as the NSW Bushfire Inquiry wraps up and the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements continues its public hearings.
More help to rebuild after fires Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes is proposing Eurobodalla Council allocate $200,000 of Disaster Recovery Funding from the Commonwealth Government to help property owners significantly affected by the bushfires with the cost of DA fees to rebuild their homes.
Street meet in Mogo Stakeholder meetings to rebuild Mogo’s fire-ravaged commercial buildings are underway, with the broader village community invited to take part in a short online survey.
Low numbers of flying foxes no surprise Last November saw grey-headed flying foxes arriving back to Eurobodalla from their northern migration, only to face even tougher times here as extreme conditions overtook the shire.
Monday 15 June 2020
Make a date with waste calendar The 2020-21 Household Waste and Recycling Calendar is currently being delivered to households across the shire. If you prefer, you can download a copy.
New heart of the Garden When the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden reopens to the public, new themed display gardens that will feature plants from our region and showcase how they can be used in anyone’s front yard.