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Shoalhaven News

Roundtable health meeting discusses upgrades to Shoalhaven Hospital

A Shoalhaven Health Roundtable Meeting has been held at the Bomaderry Bowling Club with New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard in attendance. A hot topic is the upgrade of Shoalhaven Hospital with the new master plan recently unveiled, amid plans to upgrade the hospitals parking capacity to 550 spaces. Kiama MP...

State Government purchases Shoalhaven Anglican School site

The New South Wales Government has officially purchased the site of the much talked about former Shoalhaven Anglican School. Tensions within the community had been ramping up over what was going to happen to the site, many residents fearing it would be overdeveloped. The announcement follows a lengthy campaign which saw over...

Shadow Agriculture Minister takes swipe at Government over helping drought stricken farmers

The Federal Government is being accused of taking a "clumsy" approach to helping drought-stricken farmers. An extra $250 million dollars in funding has been announced to help affected households and to deliver infrastructure. Farmers will also be given further tax breaks and greater access to low-interest loans. But Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon...

All fires in the Shoalhaven currently on advice level

A fire burning in Mount Kingiman West of Ulladulla has burned out more than 2200 hectares, firefighters taking advantage of calmer conditions to further strengthen containment lines. The fire got out of hand on Saturday prompting the RFS to warn residents, but it's since being brought back under control and downgraded...

Mt Kingiman fire advice reduced to Watch and Act

Update: 2:57 The RFS have reduced the fire advice for the Mt Kingiman fire to a Watch and Act. There advice is as follows: A fire is burning in the area of Mount Kingiman, to the west of Ulladulla. The fire has burnt 1,665 hectares and is being controlled. Current Situation The fire is...

Mt Kingiman fire increased to Emergency Advice level

UPDATE: 1:35 pm Activity at the bushfire at Mt Kingiman seems to have increased with this warning released by the NSW Rural Fire Service: A fire is burning in the area of Mount Kingiman, to the west of Ulladulla. The fire has burnt 1,665 hectares and is being controlled. Current Situation The fire is...

Mt Kingiman fire increased to Emergency Advice level

UPDATE: 1:35 pm Activity at the bushfire at Mt Kingiman seems to have increased with this warning released by the NSW Rural Fire Service: A fire is burning in the area of Mount Kingiman, to the west of Ulladulla. The fire has burnt 1,665 hectares and is being controlled. Current Situation The fire is...

Pilot killed in helicopter crash

NSW Police have confirmed that the male pilot of a helicopter which crashed at Woodburn in the Shoalhaven has died. Just after 2pm Emergency Services were called to a property off Kingiman Road. A crime scene has been established and a forensic examination will take place. The helicopter is understood to be contracted...

Helicopter crash at Woodstock

Emergency Services have been called to a helicopter crash at Woodstock in the Shoalhaven. NSW Paramedics say the incident took place just after 2pm on Hobbs Lane. It's believed the chopper was flying around the fireground. We'll have more details as they come to hand. IMAGE CREDIT: NSW Paramedics