Shoalhaven News

Three dead at Port Kembla - update

8am update:  While they are yet to be formally identified, police believe two of men, aged 45 and 49, are from Green valley, while a third man is believed to be aged 69 from Campsie. Post-mortem examinations will be conducted this week. The search continues this morning as eyewitnesses were unsure of...

Milton Ulladulla bypass - 'keep up the fight'

  Only a few weeks left to get submissions in on the proposed Milton/Ulladulla bypass. Transport NSW's preferred option has angered Burrill Lake and Lake Tabourie residents who say the traffic that will result will impact them badly. Meetings and a rally were held last year, with Transport NSW inviting submissions until February...

Jetskier saves man off Kiama Downs

Emergency Services were stood down late yesterday following a joint operation to rescue a paddle boarder at risk of smashing on to rocks at Kiama Downs. The man lost his paddle in the ocean and was struggling to stay off the rocks as crews from Marine Rescue Shellharbour and Port Kembla...

More than 200,000 COVID tests done across Illawarra Shoalhaven

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has racked up a milestone with just over 200 thousand COVID tests now being done in the district since the start of the pandemic. 150 people from the region have been diagnosed with the virus, the majority returned travellers. As of 11am yesterday, 200,255 tests had...

Man killed by fallen tree branch at Mollymook

A man has died after being hit by a tree branch at Mollymook. Just before 3pm today, Emergency Services were called to the Mollymook Golf Club on Clifford Close. Police have been told a man aged in his 50's was on the course with three other players when the branch fell on...

West Culburra housing development scaled back

It's hoped a revamp of a massive waterside development planned for West Culburra will this time get the support it needs to become a reality. An original 75-hectare proposal that included 650 low and medium density lots was knocked back by the Land and Environment Court in 2018, but Sealark Pty...

Hells Angel OMCG member charged

Police have charged a Hells Angel OMCG member after carrying our raids on three properties in Nowra, Mollymook and Santuary Point this morning. Strike Force Raptor was set up to investigate illegal activity in the Bay and Basin area. During the raids Officers allegedly uncovered steroids, knuckle dusters and OMCG paraphernalia. The 46-year-old...

Grants on offer for community groups

Local organisations being are invited to apply for funds to support local projects that contribute to vibrant and viable communities. The Stronger Communities Programme provides up to $150,000 per federal electorate to fund small capital projects worth between $2,500 and $20,000. Federal Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips is calling for expressions of...

Repairs made to illegal channel at Tabourie

Remediation works are underway at Lake Tabourie and Wairo Beach, south of Ulladulla, to repair an illegally dug channel. On January 6, Shoalhaven City Council backfilled a small channel that had been dug by members of the public between Lake Tabourie and the ocean at Wairo Beach.   A council spokesperson said the channel had been illegally made using shovels over...

Lifesavers on standby as storms approach

With hazardous weather conditions forecast to impact the NSW coastline from today, surf lifesavers are urging the public to exercise caution. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Hazardous Surf Warning and a Marine Wind Warning for the NSW coast from the Eden Coast to the Coffs Coast. The hazardous weather conditions are forecast for today, Tuesday 19, and tomorrow, Wednesday 20 January. Conditions will be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock...