Shoalhaven News

Reusable coffee cups back

From today, reusable coffee cups are back in use at council facilities including Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and Swim, Sport and Fitness Centres. Mayor Amanda Findley says unfortunately, due to the impact of COVID-19 on workplace safety and hygiene practices, they've seen a huge increase in single-use plastics, including takeaway coffee cups She's...

Temporary closure of Nowra Bridge southbound

Motorists can expect changed traffic conditions on the Nowra Bridge this week. The southbound bridge will be closed for two nights on Wednesday September 30 and Thursday October 1 between 8pm and 5am for routine maintenance and deck repair work. A reduced speed of 40 km/h will be in place in both...

Zone changes for Group 7 & Group 6 rugby league

The NSWRL has announced a new football competition blueprint for Rugby League across the state which it hopes will bring the game in regional NSW and the Sydney metropolitan area closer together and set it up for even further success into the future. Objectives of the One State NSWRL Strategic Plan...

South Coast police enquiries lead to search for couple

Batemans Bay Police would like to speak to the man and woman shown in the above image. If you know their identity or location, they'd appreciate a call on the Crime Stoppers number 1800 333 000 or give Batemans Bay Police a call on 44720099. It's believed that may be able to...

South Coast rescue after pair dumped into the water

The strong winds on Sunday caught out two boaters on our south coast. The father and son were thrown into the Clyde River at Batemans Bay after their flat-bottomed boat overturned in the windy conditions. Marine Rescue Batemans Bay retrieved the pair from the water and also righted their boat.. returning it to...

GP award for Shoalhaven doctor

Milton Uladulla Palliative Care GP Dr Emma Thompson has won the RACGP Rural GP in Training of the Year Award. The award is all about recognising the value of GPs in our community. Dr. Thompson moved to the Shoalhaven area eight years ago where she was one of the one of the...

Jamberoo Action Park celebrates 40 years

Jamberoo Action Park will be back open from tomorrow in time for the school holidays. It's 40 years since the founder Jim Eddy turned farm land into a theme park. Marketing Manager Grant Wright says they have a comprehensive COVID19 plan in place to deal with the increase in visitation. Only a couple...

Recognition for Shoalhaven Animal Shelter

Some big recognition for the Shoalhaven Animal Shelter. The facility has been named a finalist for outstanding council animal Shelter in the 2020 Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards. The shelter is situated at Nowra Hill where a team of 10 staff work seven days a week. Since opening back in 2018 the team...

Walking track extension plans revealed

Plans to complete the missing link on the Coastal Walking track between the Minnamurra River and Seven Mile Beach have been revealed by Kiama Council. Director of Engineering and Works, Mike Dowd, says the extension would provide an uninterrupted 30km walking trail along the entire coastline of the municipality. The preferred route...

Surf patrols start on Saturday

Surf Lifesaving patrols get back into action across Shoalhaven beaches from this Saturday. Clubs will be using their PA systems to try and get the message out their about COVID19 guidelines which includes people being one towel length apart, with the exception of family groups. However South Coast Branch President Steve Jones...