Shoalhaven News

Imminent Highway Closures

Monday 30 December 4pm The Princes Highway is expected to close at any time between Batemans Bay and Nowra due to the catastrophic bushfire conditions. The Hume Motorway is also expected to close at any time between Wilton and Mittagong. Motorists are being asked to delay any non-essential travel. Click here to check Live...

VIDEO: Currowan Fire Approaches Shoalhaven River

The Illawarra and South Coast, along with much of New South Wales and Victoria, are on high alert for bush fires today, with temperatures set to soar over the next 36 hours and winds increasing. The Currowan fire just south of Nowra has to date burnt close to 220,000 hectares, with...

Latest Currowan Fire Update - Dec 30

MAJOR FIRE UPDATES ADVICE - CURROWAN FIRE (SHOALHAVEN LGA) 2019-12-30 09:41 Posted: 2019-12-30 09:41 A fire is burning between Batemans Bay and Nowra and east of Braidwood. The fire is more than 219,000 hectares and is out of control. Current Situation This large fire is burning between Nowra in the north, Braidwood in the west, and Batemans...

Sharks force evacuation of Shoalhaven beaches

Sharks have forced the  evacuation of  several Shoalhaven beaches in the last couple of days. Sunday afternoon at Cudmirrah a 2.5m White Shark : At Bherwerre Beach -  a 3m White Shark. At Berrara Beach - 2.5 White Shark .. too close to those boardriders! And this morning Greenfields Beach was evacuated just after...

High temps, strong winds to fan South Coast fires

Dangerous fire weather and poor air quality are forecast for the coast and highlands as firefighters brace for deteriorating bushfire conditions ahead of New Year's Eve. The Bureau of Meteorology says temperatures will start building today and are likely to nudge 40C in some parts of the region. Very high to severe...

Body found on South Coast

A body, believed to be that of a man who went missing while diving on the South Coast on Friday, has been located. Police have been told the man went for a morning dive  with a family member at Barraga Bay, about 10km south of Bermagui. South Coast Police were alerted soon...

Fire Update - Sunday 29/12

  SUNDAY 29/12 12:20 Currently, three major Fires are burning at Advice level across the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands: In the Southern Highlands, the "Green Wattle Creek" fire is at advice level. From the RFS: "Yanderra, Hill Top, Buxton, Yerrinbool and Balmoral Village Whilst conditions have eased, there is still active fire in these areas. Embers can...

You do the math - then don't do it!

About 2pm Friday Police attached to the Motorcycle Response Group, spotted a female driver using her mobile phone in the main street of Katoomba whilst navigating a roundabout.  When she saw police, she immediately pulled the phone down. Police also noticed 3 children and 1 male adult passenger all hurriedly reach around...

Currowan fire concerns intensify

A community meeting to look at the spread of the massive Currowan fire in the Shoalhaven,  is scheduled for Kangaroo Valley 4pm Saturday 28th December at the Kangaroo Valley Community Hall.The meeting will be live-streamed. It follows yesterday's meeting at Bomaderry Bowlo where we heard these chilling words from Shoalhaven Fire...

Gonna be hot, hot, hot

Heatwave conditions are forecast to impact much of the country in the lead up to New Year and people are being reminded to take care. New South Wales Health is advising all those in heat-impacted states to take extra precautions as temperatures climb into the 40s over coming days. Director of Environmental...