Shoalhaven News

Woman rescued after Nowra cliff fall

A woman had to be rescued after falling about 20 metres while rock climbing at North Nowra just before midday today. The experienced climber aged in her 40s suffered suspected leg and pelvis injuries in the fall. A Special Casualty Access Team paramedic abseiled down the cliff beside Yurunga Drive in an...

COVID cases at lowest level in a month

COVID cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health district have hit their lowest level in a month. Just 23 cases were recorded during the 24  hours to 8pm on Tuesday - the lowest since Tuesday, September 14 when there were 17 cases across the district. Of the new cases recorded overnight three...

No consultation but Nowra's Centrelink could be on the move

Nowra's Centrelink office could be moving, and Gilmore MP Fiona Phillips asked why there had been no community consultation. Shoalhaven Council has received an application to build a new 1200 square metre office in the south-western corner of the Stockland complex, to be leased to Centrelink. The application also includes tree removal,...

Questions asked about Nowra's $40M road to nowhere

A road funded by the Federal Government four years ago to help alleviate traffic congestion during the new Nowra Bridge's construction has still not been built, and Shoalhaven Council candidate Serena Copley is asking why. She says the government gave Shoalhaven Council $13.9 million in 2017 to build the 1.8km Northern...

New COVID-19 venues of concern listed for the Illawarra Shoalhaven

As contact tracers try and identify links to 25 of yesterday's 38 COVID cases across the Illawarra Shoalhaven, a handful of COVID venues of concern have been added to the region's list of exposure sites. Casual contact venues of concern have been listed in Bomaderry and Callala Bay as well as...

General visitors allowed back at Illawarra Shoalhaven hospitals

Patients at hospitals across the Illawarra Shoalhaven will be reunited with loved ones and friends from today with the local health district reinstating general visiting. One fully vaccinated person, wearing a mask is now allowed to visit general wards at Wollongong Hospital between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm while two visitors...

Double dose vaccination rates on the rise

The latest vaccination rates are in for the Wingecarribee and Shoalhaven LGA's. As of October 10, 77.8 per cent of the over 15 population in the Wingecarribee had received two doses. 95 per cent had received one dose. In the Shoalhaven and 73.3 per cent of the population had received two doses. 95 per...

Another six cases in the Shoalhaven

The Shoalhaven has recorded six more COVID-19 cases for the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday - two of them linked to known cases. Four of the new cases were among people living in the 2540 area, the other two were in the 2541 postcode. There were no new cases in the...

Emotional plea for help over Sanctuary Point man's murder

The parents of a man murdered in Sanctuary Point in July have made an emotional plea for information to help police catch the man who killed their son. Former soldier David McArthur was living in a caravan park in Ethel Street while trying to get his life back together during a...