Shoalhaven News

Australian Transport Safety Bureau final report released

The collision of a passenger train with the open hatch of an adjacent locomotive emphasises the need for appropriate risk controls to prevent hatches from opening during service, a safety investigation has concluded. On the evening of 21 July 2020, a passenger train bound for Kiama collided with the air filter...

Tag team to tackle Shoalhaven's foxes

Cleary Brothers has teamed up with the Shoalhaven Fox Control Program to tackle the introduced pest on their 2000 acre Shoalhaven property. The program’s northern team leader, Peter Jirgens, said the Cleary Brothers property was the final piece in the puzzle giving fox control from Cullungutti Mountain to Gerringong. “This will give...

Time to be aware of gambling's impact after huge losses

NSW residents lost more than $2 billion on gaming machines in just the past four months, according to Brett Fahey from GambleAware. “That’s not what’s been spent and put through, but just losses,” he pointed out. Mr Fahey is regional leader in the Illawarra, South-East NSW and the ACT for GambleAware, which...

Navy helicopter crews shine as exercise Tigerfish hits the mark

Navy submarine-hunting and anti-surface warfare helicopters have successfully completed Exercise Tigerfish, proving the warfighting proficiency of aircrews from 816SQN. MH-60R Seahawks from the Nowra-based squadron dropped recoverable exercise torpedoes and fired precision air-to-ground missiles and rockets at various surface and sub-surface training targets off the eastern coast, in order to practice,...

Riders flying after fixing North Nowra BMX track

A group of people spent much of the weekend fixing up a BMX track in the bush off Pitt Street in North Nowra. About 10 people took to the dirt track with shovels and wheelbarrows, and Luke said it was all about getting the track back to its former standard. “We’re just...

Funding for Gerringong Rugby League

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has presented funding to representatives from the Gerringong Lions Rugby League Football Club to upgrade their facilities. Mr Ward was joined at this announcement by Gerringong Lions Club President Daryl Hobbs during a special presentation at Michael Cronin Oval in Gerringong. “I was extremely pleased to be...

Sanctuary Point Public School wins state film competition

The creative students at Sanctuary Point Public School have won the primary section of a state-wide filmmaking competition. Schools across the state were asked to create a short film on the theme Make Every Day Count, and of the 84 entries received Sanctuary Point’s was judged the best from a primary...

Police seize homemade weapons after searching a vehicle in Nowra

Police have allegedly discovered a cache of homemade weapons during a car search at Nowra yesterday. Officers pulled over a vehicle just after midday at the intersection of McDonalds Avenue and Albatross road. They searched the 24-year-old driver and allegedly found a live round of ammunition and a spent cartridge. They then searched...