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Bad crash at Bomaderry

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Heavy traffic is being reported on the Princes Highway at Bomaderry following a two car crash.

The accident happened around 9.45am near Bolong Road.

One lane is closed in both directions.

The RMS is advising of significant delays.

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Also Emergency Services are attending to a fluid spill on the Princes Highway at Kiama Heights.

The incident is affecting southbound traffic just past South Kiama Drive.

Image: Travis Winks and RMS

Bomaderry ATM closure - "heartless"

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The opposition is mounting against a decision by the Commonwealth Bank to remove an ATM from Bomaderry.

The machine on Meroo Street opposite the railway station is due to be pulled out of service today.

Member for Gilmore FIONA PHILLIPS has described the move as heartless.. and will force many local residents to cross the bridge to make withdrawals.

Ms Phillips says she has contacted the Bank for a 'please explain'... and asked them to delay the decision while other options are considered.

She says she's also calling on the Morrison Government to take decisive action to address the difficulties Gilmore residents have in accessing banking services in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission.

Photo source. Fiona Phillips Facebook page

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Bomaderry death leads to changes

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New South Wales Police will move to update the Senior Critical Incident checklist, after the death of a young Aboriginal man last year.

Jordan Cruickshank died in May 2018 during a police operation.

The 24-year-old was found unresponsive by officers in a Bomaderry backyard, following a short foot pursuit.

A coronial inquest investigating his death heard his mother never got to see her son’s body after he died.

Two recommendations have been made - 

Police should advise the next of kin of their right to view the deceased’s body.....

As well as familiarising officers with Aboriginal community liaison personnel.

Photo: Travis Winks

Buses replacing Bomaderry/Kiama trains ( Updated )

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Update 8.30: Trains back to normal operating times.

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A limited bus service is replacing trains on the South Coast Line between Thirroul and Waterfall due to a freight train requiring mechanical repairs at Coalcliff.

Passengers travelling towards the city are advised to catch a train to Thirroul then a bus to Waterfall.

Buses are also replacing trains between Kiama and Bomaderry.

Passengers are advised to allow extra travel time, listen to announcements and check indicator boards.

For the latest public transport information, visit www.transportnsw.info or call 131 500.

Photo credit: Rob Gooda

Commonwealth Bank under fire over closure of Bomaderry ATM

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Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today slammed the Commonwealth Bank for failing its customers in regional communities.

It follows the  Bank’s decision to close down its ATM in Meroo Street, Bomaderry  this Friday.

Mr Ward says it's another case of  banks putting profits first – and people last.

He says it's a disappointing decision that will inconvenience many local Commonwealth Bank customers in Bomaderry and North Nowra.. particularly seniors, most of whom will now be forced to cross the river into Nowra to make ATM withdrawals.

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Kiama MP to slug Commonwealth Bank in the guts!

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The decision by the Commonwealth Bank to remove its ATM from Bomaderry has angered local resident and Kiama MP GARETH WARD.

Despite community opposition to the move the machine was removed last week.

Mr Ward says it's another example of the banks not listening and he's going to take the matter up in parliament.. "They make billion dollar profits, yet they treat their customers with contempt. Well people don't get to trample over our community. If people in the Commonwealth Bank that have made this decision think they're going to get away with this - well I'm going to take it all away to the floor of parliament and slug them square in the guts, because that's exactly what they've done to our custom."

Photo source: Facebook

Multi-vehicle crash north of Bomaderry ( final update )

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Update:8.45am:

Northbound and southbound lanes have reopened on the Princes Highway at Jaspers Brush following a multi-vehicle crash.

Emergency services have left the scene of the crash.

Update 8am: 

Motorists travelling on the Princes Highway at Jaspers Brush are experiencing significant delays due to a multi-vehicle crash.

Alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions are in place on the Princes Highway between O'Keeffe Lane and Jaspers Brush Road.

Motorists are advised to allow plenty of extra travel time, with traffic queued around 4.5km northbound and 3.5km southbound.

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Four cars and a truck have come together southbound on the Princes Highway at Jaspers Brush.

The accident is between Berry and Bomaderry at Jaspers Brush Creek.

Traffic is affected in both directions.

Emergency Services are in attendance.

Image: RMS Traffic

Nowra police looking for this man

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About 7:45pm on Wednesday June 26, a man armed with a knife entered the Welcome Chinese Restaurant on Meroo Street Bomaderry.

He demanded money from a staff member and after being handed a sum of cash escaped on foot through a vacant block of land and then climbed into a dark green/blue coloured sedan parked on Coomea Street, he's then driven north before turning west onto Bunberra Street.

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Nowra Police Detectives would like to speak to the male depicted in the image, it's believed  he may be able to help with their inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact  Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or contact Nowra Police Station on 44219699.

Photo source: NSW Police