Tackling housing supply in the Bega Valley


It’s hard to dispute evidence that indicates housing availability in the Bega Valley is in short supply.House prices across the shire have increased by nearly 11.85% in the past year and median rental prices currently sit at $390 per week, a 15.86% rise in the past 12 months. Individual towns, such as Merimbula have seen

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Sea Change: New Residents Survey


The Sea Change New Residents Survey is an opportunity for those who have recently relocated to Merimbula and surrounding towns, to share their “sea change” experiences to help us better understand the decision making process people work through when considering a major life change such as a move to a new state or town. What

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Time for action !


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce has announced it is “Time for action” and to start work on the 10 point action plan that came out of the Town Summit. The leadership group meeting was held on the 8th of April and sub committees were formed for each of the items on the action plan. Below

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Town Summit Success


The Merimbula Town Summit was held on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February at Merimbula RSL and was hailed as a great success. Over 120 people attended over the 2 days, with a wide cross section of attendees from Community Groups, Property Owners, Local Business owners, Government Agencies and all 3 levels of Government. Summit

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Merimbula Town Summit


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce is holding a Town Summit in Merimbula to bring together local businesses and key stakeholders to discuss the future of Merimbula. In the context of 2020 and the difficult challenges the town faced, the Chamber wants to support a business-led recovery that sets a framework for long-term resilience, and create

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The Essence Open for Business


The Essence of Our Merimbula is now officially open for business after a opening party on Monday night, and the first customers walking through the door on Tuesday morning the 1st of December. “It’s been a crazy 3 weeks since we got the keys to the shop” said Merimbula Chamber of Commerce President Nigel Ayling.

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Welcome Back !


Merimbula Chamber of Commerce and Merimbula Tourism welcomes back all of our guests to town. Even if it is your first time visiting, welcome! As you can imagine, 2020 has been a very difficult year for our town. Starting with the Bushfire Emergency in early January, that sent all of our visitors packing, then kept

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Hopes for an Aqua Park in Merimbula


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce has been working with a company that are interested in setting up an Aqua Park in Merimbula. Chamber President Nigel Ayling visited the one located in Canberra in January with his family.  “I spoke to the park operator Will Yeap, and said a similar park would be great in Merimbula.

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The Essence to go ahead


The Chamber of Commerce’s collective store, The Essence is set to go ahead in the Old Elders real estate building on Highlands Corner. The lease is currently being drawn up with a planned opening date of December 1st. The store will be opening with six vendors including Kicky Swim – Childrens Clothing and Swimwear Sarineen

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