Shoalhaven News

Man charged after allegedly approaching a child in Nowra

About 4.20pm Monday, an 11-year-old girl was riding her skateboard on a path between Riverview Road and the Shoalhaven River, when she was approached by a man. He allegedly spoke to the girl, before approaching her for a second time in a utility a short time later. The incident was reported to...

Shoalhaven projects receive tourism bushfire recovery grants

 Six projects across the Shoalhaven will receive funding under the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program. Five of these will receive $25,000 each including Big Country in Berry, The South Coast Food and Wine Festival at Huskisson, the Huskisson Triathlon, Fairgrounds at Berry and the Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach. Meantime $70,000...

Two deaths & 44 injuries at Nowra Greyhound track

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds has raised concerns about the number of deaths and racing injuries occurring at the Nowra Greyhound Track. So far in 2020, figures show there have been two deaths, which is the third worst in the state. The deaths included two, two year two-year old greyhounds...

Petition for Greenfields site

Shoalhaven City Councillor Nina Di Giglio is asking local residents to sign a petition, calling for a Greenfields site for Shoalhaven Hospital. Plans are currently on the table to spend $434 million dollars to upgrade the current hospital. However the petition is calling on the Government to instead invest $564 million in...

Hand sanitiser project fast tracked

The NSW Government has fast tracked a proposal put together by Shoalhaven Starches to transform an existing warehouse into a hand sanitiser factory. It's all part of the Government's Planning and Acceleration Program. The project is expected to inject around $7.8 million dollars into the local economy and create an extra 24...

Locals being urged to get tested

The Sanctuary Point Respiratory Clinic has raised concerns about a drop in COVID19 testing across the state. There were more than 9300 tests reported in the 24 hour period for Tuesday, compared with almost 14500 tests for the previous 24 hours. Not so bad here in the Shoalhaven with a drop of...

West Nowra bushfires deliberately lit

Police are appealing for information after two fires were deliberately lit in the Nowra area. About 5pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020, NSW Rural Fire Service attended Depot Road, West Nowra, to extinguish three grass fires. A second fire was extinguished behind the treatment works on Filter Road, West Nowra about 10.30am...

Bushfire in West Nowra

Rural Fire Service crews have been called to a small bushfire in West Nowra. The blaze which has burnt out under a hectare broke out just before 11 this morning. It started underneath a powerline easement and is being controlled RFS crews from Cambewarra and West Nowra responded. IMAGE CREDIT: Fires Near Me

Webinar about Conjola Park improvements

Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss the proposed Conjola Park Improvements. That includes the draft Conjola Connected Communities Masterplan and Yooralla Bay Concept Plan. Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel from TAKT Studio for Architecture will be able to answer any questions. The webinar is taking place next...

Calls to end the personal attacks

The Shoalhaven Business Chamber has written an open letter to Shoalhaven City Councillors calling for an end to the personal attacks. The letter also asks Councillors what they intend on achieving in the next 12 months and what legacy they want to leave. President Jemma Tribe says a number of their members...