Shoalhaven News

Water restrictions in the Shoalhaven pushed back further

The threat of water restrictions in the Shoalhaven has been lifted. The flow of the river is again at levels to allow Shoalhaven Water to access it for the region's water supply. The river stopped becoming a source several weeks ago after it dropped too low and the Shoalhaven was looking at...

Crash survivor rescued after 17 hours

A woman has been rescued more than 17 hours after a single-vehicle crash south of Batemans Bay on Wednesday.  While travelling between Moruya and Wallaga Lake, her Holden Trax SUV has left the roadway and crashed into water sometime after 11pm on Wednesday trapping the 67-year-old inside. Just before 4.30pm yesterday she...

Food vans in council cross-hairs

Concerns about mobile food vans have led to Shoalhaven council calling for a report on their management  in the area. Deputy Mayor PATRICIA WHITE tabled a Notice Of Motion on the issue at this month's council meeting stating there had been many complaints about the vans, particularly at Milton, Bawley Point...

Decision reached on controversial Huskisson development

The controversial plans to redevelop the site of the Huskisson Anglican Church has this week been approved by Shoalhaven Council. Some Husky residents have fought long and hard to retain the church and its ground because of its historical significance to the township. However the council this week voted 8 to 5...

Wind easing but surf remains a worry

The severe weather warning for the south coast and Illawarra has been lifted. The Weather Bureau says the Tasman Low that caused the strong winds has moved off towards New Zealand. At its peak Ulladulla recorded the strongest gusts of 130kmph early yesterday morning.. while Point Perpendicular and Kiama recorded gusts of...

Good rain, but worrying some

We've had some good falls of rain over the past few days. Since 9am yesterday the Bureau's automatic weather station at Nowra has recorded another 21-millimetres and the one at Jervis Bay Airfield, 34-mills . However it's been worrying for the Lake Conjola Community who have ongoing concerns about the level of...

Digital tool to predict traffic hotspots

Ahead of holiday-makers heading into and out-of the Shoalhaven for the long weekend, Roads and Maritime Services has developed a digital tool to predict traffic volumes on our roads. It uses data based on based on previous year's traffic information and they say it will help us plan ahead and choose...

Shoalhaven Environmental Expo good to go

Shoalhaven City Council is once again putting on an Environmental Expo. It's to mark  World Environment Day tomorrow and they're calling it REIMAGINE. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley says it's about igniting a passion in people to work toward a sustainable future by taking positive action at a personal level. It will...

Save money with this one

A government initiative aimed at saving households hundreds of dollars in annual energy bills is now available on the South Coast. Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock says the government is expanding ENERGY SWITCH to our area, opening up an opportunity for us to compare gas and electricity plans and get...

Severe weather warning for the South Coast

We're in for a lashing over the next 24 to 48 hours. The Weather Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the South Coast and Illawarra for  DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h . They're expected to develop later today and continue...