Shoalhaven News

Bay and Basin Ambulance station officially opened, will be staffed 24-7

The Bay and Basin Ambulance Station has been officially opened on the Wool Road with 12 full-time staff members to support the existing station at Huskisson. The main focus of the new station is to reduce response times and meet the needs of the growing community in the Shoalhaven. South Coast MP...

Labor pledges to match hospital funding, pledges new jobs for the South Coast

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was in Nowra on Tuesday night and hosted an open community forum at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. Mr Shorten used the occasion to announce a Labor Government would create an additional 50 jobs in Human Services on the South Coast. "This means that if you're an aged...

Warren Mundine moves into Bomaderry

The Federal Liberal Candidate for Gilmore Warren Mundine says he's working hard to win back the support of former branch members as he hits the campaign trail meeting with locals on the South Coast. South Coast MP Shelley Hancock was quick to slam the ousting of former Liberal turned independent Grant...

Construction underway on Albion Park Rail Bypass

Construction is now underway on the $630 million Albion Park Rail bypass which when complete, will eliminate the only sets of traffic lights between Bomaderry and Heathcote. 13 bridges and about one million cubic metres of earthworks will be required for the mammoth task of completing the bypass. Kiama MP Gareth Ward...

Hawks underdogs in NBL finals push

Illawarra coach Rob Beveridge has happily declared the Hawks underdogs for their do or die NBL showdown with the Brisbane Bullets. Widely dismissed as final four contenders throughout the season, the Hawks kept their playoff hopes afloat with Monday night's 110-95 home win over the last- placed Cairns Taipans, boosting their...

South Coast selected for electric bus trial

The State Government will trial the run of a fully electric bus between Kiama and Bomaderry. The trial will take place on route 737, which is around 37 kilometres long. It was introduced as a trial back in July 2017 and has now been extended to June 2019 due to it's popularity. Managing...

Illaroo fire brought under control

  Crews from the Rural Fire Service have conducted a series of back burning operations overnight to bring under control a bush fire at Illaroo, west of Nowra. The blaze has burned out more than 37 hectares, but thankfully there's been no damage to property, with a southerly change bringing with it...

Crews called to Illaroo fire

Rural Fire Service crews have been called to a bushfire at Illaroo. Just after 12:30pm, firefighters were called to the back of Hughes Road, where smoke was seen in the area. It's not known how the blaze started but Crews are hoping to get it under control by later this afternoon. They're also...