Shoalhaven News

Grimmer pleads guilty and avoids trial

The older brother of murdered toddler Cheryl Grimmer has pleaded guilty to three counts of indecently assaulting of a 14 year old girl... Stephen Grimmer committed multiple offences at a holiday park in Sussex Inlet over the Easter Holidays in 20-16... He was due to face trial in Nowral Local Court this...

Top gong for Nowra business

A Nowra based business has performed outstandingly at the NSW Premiers Export Awards. The Essence Group took out the the highly-competitive national Agribusiness, Food and Beverages category. The business employs 180 staff at facilities in Nowra and Sydney and is now working with some of Australia's biggest brands and private label customers. It...

Shoalhaven health professional left gobsmacked

A number of concerns have been raised, about a decision to close Shoalhaven Hospital's mental health unit for three weeks over the Christmas/New Year. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District claims demand for the 20 bed facility drops over the holiday break and instead help will be available at Shellharbour But Shoalhaven...

Aged care redevelopment approved

Shoalhaven City Council has approved a staged redevelopment of the IRT Culburra Beach Aged Care Centre, east of Nowra. The project will see the construction of a new 26-suite wing on vacant land north of the facility, and the refurbishment of existing buildings. IRT held workshops in June, where residents indicated they...

Festival fever in the Shoalhaven

Strong anticipation is building for the Shoalhaven River Festival which is taking place on October 26. More than 10,000 people attended last years festival. Organisers have a number of new events this year including the water skiing and the race off between the rowing and dragon boats and the fireworks will be...

Ward re - affirms opposition to pill testing

Member for Kiama and Minister for Community Services Gareth Ward has re - affirmed his opposition to pill testing at music festivals, despite a leaked copy of a Coroner report supporting the decriminalisation of serious drugs. The report also recommends a reduction in sniffer dogs and police body searches. However Mr. Ward...

High fives all round

10 beach chairs are now available at beaches across the Shoalhaven. The chairs provide access to the ocean for people living with a disability and are designed for use on hard and soft sand, as well as low water and grassy areas. They're available at White Sands Holiday Haven Park, Lake Tabourie...

Pelican Rocks best in NSW

Pelican Rocks Seafood Restaurant and Café has been recognised in the Australian Fish and Chips Awards which saw almost 40 thousand people cast their votes. The business took out the judges choice award for NSW and the People's Choice Award aswell. Although Tobin Fish Tales in Townsville took out the Top Gong...

New phone towers for Ulladulla & Manyana

Optus has just switched on two new mobile phone towers in the Coastal towns of Ulladulla and Manyana. It means residents will now be able to access the Optus 4G network to make and receive calls, texts and access mobile data. Optus Territory General Manager for Central West New South Wales, Tom...

Nine charged in Shoalhaven crime blitz

Nine people are due to face court, following a crime blitz across the Shoalhaven conducted by South Coast Police last week. During the three day operation, Officers allegedly found weapons, drugs and stolen goods. Below is a list of the charges: Wednesday October 9 A 20-year-old man from Sanctuary Point was charged with two...