Shoalhaven News

Pay rise remains on the cards for Council staff

The Shoalhaven Independents have been unable to rescind a motion that gives in Principal Support for Shoalhaven City Council to consider a pay rise for staff. As a result, the General Manager will continue with an investigation to look into how an extra $3 Million might be used. That comes on top...

Opening of Lake Conjola to commence this Friday

Shoalhaven City Council will today commence preparing for the manual opening of Lake Conjola. Contractors will be on site for the next 2 days and it's expected the lake opening will occur on Friday at the ebb tide, on the northern side of the spit. Council's Environmental Services Manager Shane Pickering says...

Shoalhaven GM to retire

Shoalhaven City Council General Manager Russ Pigg has announced his retirement from Local Government Mr. Pigg will continue working at council into February and March next year before taking long service. He'll officially step down in August. Mr. Pigg has worked in Local Government for 42 years, with 27 of those as either...

Greens launch candidates ahead of State Government Elections

The Greens have launched their State Candidates ahead of the New South Wales Government Elections in March. Nina Digiglio will campaign for the seat of Kiama while Kim Stephenson will campaign for South Coast. The environment, Tafe funding and social issues are some of their major concerns. Ms Digiglio says politics has too...

Motorists asked to be safe on Shoalhaven roads this Christmas to avoid tragedy

Motorists are been asked to exercise caution on our roads as people begin heading away for the Christmas break. Boxing day will mark one year since a horror crash that claimed the lives of the Falkholt Family on the Princes Highway near Bendalong. Australian Road Safety Foundation chief executive Russell White wants...

University of Wollongong to offer Western Civilisation Degree

The University of Wollongong will become the first institution to deliver a Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation degree. The Ramsay Centre will provide up to 30 scholarships per year for the new course, beginning in 20-20. The Centre was knocked backed by the Australian National University, which claimed the conditions attached...

Power restored to West Nowra homes following storm

Power has been restored to more than 500 homes in West Nowra after the region was lashed by storms. An Endeavour Energy Spokesperson says the outage which occurred around 4am happened as a result of complications from a storm that hit the region late yesterday afternoon. The State Emergency Service had around 30 call outs...

Rain will continue today

We can expect showers to continue today after much of the Shoalhaven copped heavy rain overnight. About 30mm has fallen in Nowra, while Milton/Ulladulla experienced about 15mm. Duty Forecaster Rob Taggart says it's been driven by a low-pressure system across inland New South Wales. "There's a tough coming from that system going right...

Rescue crews closing in on missing bushwalkers

Update 3pm Two bushwalkers who went missing in the Morton National Park, west of Nowra have now been rescued. NSW Paramedics say the pair weren't injured and didn't require treatment, A search resumed this morning with specialist bush walkers from the New South Wales Police making their way towards Ettrema Gorge. The pair managed...