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Shoalhaven News

ANZAC Day Service Locations - 2018

Wollongong Anzac Eve - Tuesday 24th April: Wollongong - Anzac Eve Service - Vietnam Veterans Association, Illawarra Sub Branch - 6:30pm, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Endeavour Drive, Wollongong. Anzac Day: 5am: Dawn Service at the Wollongong Cenotaph, MacCabe Park, Church Street Wollongong. 10am - 11am: Wollongong march - The route - east to Kembla...

New report highlights many regional Australians are struggling to get by financially

A new report suggests many residents across the Coast and Highlands are struggling with their financial wellbeing or they're just ‘getting by’. It also shows nearly a quarter of Australians (23%) aren't confident about their financial situation over the coming year. Michelle Commandeur from ANZ says the report highlights a need to...

Job growth in Mining, Resources and Energy sector in regional areas

A number of industries with a strong presence in Regional Australia are faring well when it comes to new job ads. The latest SEEK Employment Report shows the largest growth is in the Mining, Resources and Energy sector, while there are also positive signs for farming and agriculture. Managing Director of SEEK,...

Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis defends apprenticeship scheme

The Federal Labor Candidate for Gilmore has called on Federal MP Ann Sudmalis to clarify her statement on pre-apprenticeship numbers. Fiona Phillips says it's been nine months since Federal Funding for skills apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships dried up to not making national partnership agreements with State and Territory Governments. She says apprenticeships have...

Calls for holiday letters to be vigilant following complaints to Council

Short term holiday letting through websites such as Airbnb have exploded in popularity over the last few years and are often the accommodation of choice chosen by visitors to our South Coast. But Shoalhaven City Council has been dealing with an increasing number of complaints about rubbish left on the street,...

Nowra homelessness epidemic: Possible solution identified on Kinghorne Street

The former Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services building in the Nowra CBD may form part of the solution to the regions homelessness problem with Council passing a motion to rezone it. A planning proposal will be prepared to change the zoning of 134 Kinghorne Street in Nowra from RE1 Public Recreation to B4...

Warning for large and powerful surf conditions

People are being asked to take care on the South Coast with powerful surf conditions expected to continue today. A warning has been issued for the coastline all the way between Batemans Bay and Coffs Harbour and is expected to coincide with a king tide and peaks of over two metres. Surf...

Round table meeting today on health and environmental impacts of Tomerong Quarry

Tomerong Residents will be hoping to get answers at a roundtable meeting today on the environmental impacts and future of the Tomerong Quarry. Representatives from New South Wales Health, the Environmental Protection Authority, Shoalhaven City Council and the Tomerong Forum will be there. It comes following a Council decision last week to...

Complaints about internet and phone services increase

Residents and businesses across the Coast and Highlands are being reminded help is at hand if they're experiencing problems with their telecommunications provider. It comes as national figures reveal complaints about landline, mobile and internet services rose more than 28 percent in the six months to December, compared with the same...

Gilmore Labor candidate fires up over unemployment figures

The Federal Labor Candidate for Gilmore has slammed employment figures quoted this week by Local Member Ann Sudmalis saying the overall figure is much worse than 7.7 percent. Fiona Phillips says the December 2017 figures for Nowra increased to 13.8 percent, up from 11.4 on the previous 18 Months. And St Georges...