Welcome to this week’s editorial, It is clear from the chatter on social media that the exodus from Canberra yesterday, ahead of the 5pm ACT lock down, has raised the anxiety levels of our community and opened old sores in the relationship between Eurobodallians and Canberraites. Let’s call them the Yellow and the Blue (based on the colour of their number plates). The Blue people were seen streaming out of the ACT yesterday towards the snow, the north, the west and to the Sou
This Sunday, 1 August is National Tree Day.
Coming on the heels of this week's Eurobodalla Council selection of the successful tenderer for the detailed design, construction and maintenance of approximately 155km of mountain bike track through Mogo State forest the National Day raises the question of the dichotomy that sees Forestry intent on logging this last section of forest while Council is promoting #allkindsofnatural and how fabulous mountain biking is through our pri
At the last Council meeting on July 13th 2021 Councilors voted on 21/110 MOTION Councillor Brown/Councillor Tait
1. The General Manager be given delegated authority to negotiate the sale of part Lot 2 DP 1151341 in accordance with Council’s Land Acquisition and Disposal Policy.
2. All actions necessary to be taken to enact the sale of part Lot 2 DP 115134.
3. Council consent be given to affix the Common Seal of Council, if required, to all necessary documents associ
In a Question on Notice to be handed down at tomorrow's (July 13th, 2021) Council meeting Clr Anthony Mayne has sought to establish exactly who gave permission for the Broulee clearing and was was an environmental impact study out? If so can you please provide a copy
The Question asks "Based on what I have seen and based on the communication and promises made to the Broulee community over the development of this land I have grave concerns for what lies ahead in Dalmeny. Can
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It must be hard being The Chief Eurobodalla Town Planner, in charge of the vision of where we call home.
Once upon a time the shire was natural bushland and ocean foreshore as far as the eye could see. Our first nation peoples moved from one camp to another as the seasons moved, sourcing food and shelter. The land provided a bounty and was seen by the first European settlers as a place to be plundered. First to go were our forests to meet
The Broulee Mossy Point Community Association and Broulee Mossy Point residents are furious to see the developer's barricades being erected around the community land on the corner of Clarke St and Broulee Rd earlier this week.
Community association members quickly contacted Council staff, Councillors and even spoke with the demolition contractors to ensure that there would be no clearing outside of the developers land.
A member of the Broulee Mossy Point Community Associa
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This week we learnt from Council that Eurobodalla visitors spent up big over summer according to the latest data from Spendmapp
Over the 2020/21 summer period, the shire’s total spending was $270 million. Of this, $132 million was from visitors. This compares to the $201 million ($72m from visitors) in 2019/20, and $224 million ($110m visitors) in 2018/19 summer.
That is terrific for our tourism related businesses desperate for trade
Eurobodalla Council "prattles" on about the region's critical dependence on tourism but when it was approached by a Tuross Head resident, drawing their attention to the abundance fire and flood debris that covered the Main Beach, ahead of the prime tourism season, Council said "Nup" : Above: the default response from Council sent to a Tuross resident and signed by a Council trainee. Is this what Council means when they promote themselves as #allkindsofnatural ? Source
While the Eurobodalla is promoting itself as #allkindsofnatural and working to showcase its local produce to the outside world there is one constant that every visitor needs: good coffee
Thirty five years ago when I first arrived in the area the choice of coffee at a local cafe was either International Roast or Pablo. More upmarket restaurants had plunge coffee or filter coffee but these options weren't readily available to passing foot traffic.
Over time the South Coast ca
Eurobodalla Council is now seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced respondents to work with the Council to develop a brand, logo and corporate identity for the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre.
The acronym of BBRAALC doesn't role off the tongue so it will be interesting to see what they might come up with keeping in mind that their most recent naming experience turned out to be a bit of a disaster.
In rebadging the