Shoalhaven News

Years of collecting up in smoke - Jerrara

Vintage cars, motor bikes and memorabilia have been destroyed in a fire in the Kiama area yesterday afternoon. Multiple fire fighting units from both RFS and Fire and Rescue attended the blaze in a large shed (10x20m) on a property on Jerrara Road. Fire fighters say conditions were challenging with the building...

Sue is South Coast Woman of the Year

Ulladulla's Sue Whitford was announced the South Coast Woman of the Year today. Sue has been involved in many sports in the Milton-Ulladulla community, including gymnastics and surf life saving. She was congratulated by Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock at an International Women's Day ceremony in Sydnay today. Mrs Whitford says she...

Teacher inquiry a 'wake-up call'

NSW Teachers Federation president Angelo Gavrielatos met teachers, parents and community leaders in Bomaderry today to discuss the findings of the 'Valuing the Teaching Profession' independent inquiry.  Inquiry chair Dr Geoff Gallop also attended the meeting to outline the report which found teachers had not been compensated for the rise in their skills...

Lighthouse plan on display

Ulladulla residents can have their say on the long-awaited draft Warden Head Lighthouse Master Plan.   The plan, for the precinct at the end of Deering Street Ulladulla, has involved several stakeholders including key partners, Crown Lands who own and manage the site. Council has been collaborating with the local Ulladulla Lighthouse...

Face of relay Janine speaks up to help others

The Cancer Council has assisted this year's Nowra Relay Your Way Ambassador and cancer survivor Janine Adams in a variety of ways and now she wants to return the favour. Worrigee resident and breast cancer patient, Janine aims to be a positive role model for others facing cancer diagnoses by sharing...

Courthouse canines return to Nowra

Loveable Labradors are bringing comfort to Nowra Courthouse with the return of the Canine Court Companion Program. The COVID-19 pandemic put a year-long hiatus on the program, but the therapy dogs are back in action at Nowra Courthouse as well as nine other local courts across NSW. Member for Kiama Gareth Wartd...

Car park plan for Drawing Room Rocks Trail

Visitor numbers to Drawing Room Rocks Trail near Berry have increased during Covid restrictions and there have been calls for a formal parking area to stop visitors from parking on the steep and narrow road near the entrance of the trail. The bushwalk is located in the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve...

National tributes flow in for Ulladulla Lion

Tributes are flowing in from Lions all over the country for Ulladulla Milton Lions Club member and community stalwart Allan McDonald who died sudenly yesterday (Tuesday). And Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock has announced she will nominate Mr McDonald for a posthumous Australian Honour for his service to the South Coast...

Shoalhaven River rescue

A woman was forced to walk to higher ground to call for help after her jet ski got in trouble on the Shoalhaven River on Tuesday. Marine Rescue Shoalhaven says they headed out and found the stranded craft on the uppermost reaches of the river near Grady's Riverside Retreat at Burrier. The...

Jervis Bay Road flyover still a goer for next year

Assurances this week that the Jervis Bay Road/Princes Highway flyover will get a start next year. The release of the Draft Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Transport Plan indicated it could be 10 years before anything happened.. sparking a strong community backlash. But Kiama MP GARETH WARD says those fuelling the fears are ill-informed and...