Shoalhaven News

Illawarra and Shoalhaven workers to protest against pay and conditions

South Coast workers will head up the road to Wollongong and join a rally calling for a rise to wages. The union-backed campaign, which will run over the coming weeks, is aiming to put pressure on the Federal government to do something about stagnant wage growth. Unions New South Wales secretary Mark...

South Coast MP reaffirms support for staff and upgrades at Shoalhaven Hospital

South Coast MP Shelley Hancock has reaffirmed her support for staff and upgrades at Shoalhaven Hospital after the Government was accused of pork barrelling. Earlier this month, Labor Candidate for South Coast Annette Alldrick criticised the Government after $250,000 in funding was announced for the Paediatric Unit. She says the funding needs...

Woman allegedly assaulted in Kiama Downs

An 18-year-old woman has been released from hospital after she was knocked unconscious with a fence paling in Kiama Downs. A 47-year-old man was arrested by Police and has since been charged. Local resident Frank Jackson has told Channel 9 it happened after residents tried to break up a rowdy 18th birthday...

Vandals attack cricket fields in Gerringong

Three of Gerringong cricket clubs ovals were vandalised by rev-heads on Friday night. Jets treasurer Brad Speering said significant damage was done to the playing surface at all grounds forcing the cancellation of a junior fixture at Boxsell Oval. "The only one we had to call off was the under 11's game...

Demonstrators assemble to save the old Holy Trinity Church

More than 50 demonstrators assembled on Owen Street at Huskisson on Saturday in their push to save the old Holy Trinity Church on Hawke Street. Last Week, Council voted to reaffirm its strong opposition to the heritage listing of the church while members of the Save Husky Church group are pushing...

Councillor Watson slams Shoalhaven Mayor, says water run off can be managed

Councillor Greg Watson has slammed Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley over comments she made last week the proposed West Culburra Development would have a negative effect on the Crook Haven River. Councillor Findley said managing stormwater runoff for the 650 home subdivision would be a mammoth task and one the proposal would...

Prelim report released into fatal Ulladulla crash

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released its preliminary report into a fatal helicopter crash near Ulladulla which killed Allen Tull who was over here to assist with firefighting efforts. A number of witnesses have reported the bucket and longline attached to the helicopter getting tangled in trees at the edge...

Shoalhaven Mayor says managing water runoff for major development a mammoth task

Tempers have flared among environmentalists and residents who are pro-development after the Independent Planning Commission once again knocked back a major development proposal in the Shoalhaven. This time, it was the proposed West Culburra Development, which would have seen 650 homes constructed as well as restaurants and cafes. Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley...

Councillor Guile says Council delivered a fantastic result for the environment this week

Shoalhaven City Councillor Andrew Guile says they delivered a fantastic result for the Environment the other night with 3 natural resource committee's reinstated. That includes the Natural Resources and Floodplain Management Committee, along with the Shoalhaven Heads Estuary Taskforce. There will also be a committee for the northern, central and southern parts...