Shoalhaven News

Caravan stolen from bushfire affected area

A man has been charged with stealing a $40,000 caravan from a bushfire hit area on the South Coast. Last Saturday a home owner returned to a property near Batemans Bay to find the caravan missing. Police have managed to track it down in Mogo along with three chainsaws and a generator...

Here comes the rain!!!!

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers.......this is for tomorrow and we have 80% chance of rain Friday.....at long last!!!

Milton Showground Distribution Centre to close this Friday

Grant Schultz, Bushfire Donations Coordinator for Milton Ulladulla Rotary, advises that the Milton Showground will cease distribution of all goods at 5pm this Friday the 17th January 2020.“We will be ceasing the distribution of non-perishable foods, toiletries and other basic items with effect from 5pm This Friday 17th January 2020”  Mr. Schultz said...

Suspicious grass fire at Ulladulla

Police are investigating a suspicious grass fire at Ulladulla. Just after 8 this morning, Emergency Services rushed to the western side of the Princes Highway. Fire crews were able to put the fire out before it caused any damage or injured anyone. A team of specialist Officers from the South Coast Police District...

BUSHFIRE SURVIVORS URGED TO BEWARE OF SHONKY BUILDERS DURING REBUILD

During a tour of bushfire affected communities on the state’s North Coast, NSW Labor Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister for Building Reform, Yasmin Catley, has warned bushfire survivors to beware of shonky builders and tradespeople as the rebuilding effort begins in regional and rural towns up and down the coast...

Woman's ear lobe bitten off during alleged domestic violence incident

A man has faced charged with a range of domestic violence offences after allegedly biting part of a woman’s ear off. The altercation occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday 12 January 2020) at a home in Mount Warrigal, where Police will allege the man grabbed the woman by her throat before...

Holiday homes needed for bushfire affected residents

Residents who have a holiday home in a fire affected area are being urged to make their properties available to house people who need support. The State Government is willing to pay market rent aswell as the bond. Minister for Community Services Gareth Ward says unfortunately some people have lost everything and...

Calls for local businesses to be given preference during rebuild

Shadow Minister for the South Coast Ryan Park, has called on the NSW Government to preference local small business suppliers and contractors to rebuild services and infrastructure across the area as the massive rebuilding task gets underway.  Hundreds of local small business operators have been impacted by the devastating fires and...

Immediate mental health support for bushfire-hit communities

An initial allocation of $76 million has been provided for mental health support in bushfire-hit communities. The extra services are available immediately to firefighters, emergency personnel and individuals facing the fires and recovering in the aftermath, as part of an all of government approach to the bushfire recovery The money will go towards...