Shoalhaven News

COVID-19 cases highest among NSW school aged children before classrooms reopen

Less than two weeks out from NSW schools fully reopening for face-to-face learning there's a concerning statistic coming out of NSW Health's weekly demographic breakdown of locally acquired COVID cases across the state. Of the 10 age group demographic, the zero to nine and 10 to 19 categories have seen the...

Less than 400 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

New South Wales continues to move in the right direction with both cases dropping and vaccinations increasing, with just 360 new cases overnight, from 88,988 tests in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night. 90.4% of people aged 16+ have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 74% of...

Special accommodation for Covid-19 positive patients and close contacts

Illawarra Shoalhaven Health expects to open a COVID-19 Special Health Accommodation facility in the Shoalhaven in the next week. Known as a 'SHA', the facility is designed to provide safe accommodation for COVID-19 positive patients and people who are considered close contacts awaiting covid test results, who can't safely isolate from...

Sanctuary Point stabbing victim's father to appeal for information into his son's murder

Police have released the name of a man who was allegedly murdered at a Shoalhaven caravan park earlier this year. He's been formally identified as 49-year-old Sanctuary Point resident, David McArthur. David's father Stuart McArthur is expected to speak publically about his son's murder today. Emergency services were called to a caravan park...

Work begins to put final layer on highway upgrade between Berry and Bomaderry

Three months of asphalting the Princes Highway upgrade between Berry and Bomaderry got underway today.Work putting the final layer of asphalt for the upgrade is being carried out on the north and southbound lanes between Mullers Lane at Berry Moss Vale Road at Bomaderry.The work hours are 7am to 6pm,...

Kiama a week without a COVID case

The Kiama Local Government Area has gone a week without a new COVID-19 case. However the Shoalhaven has recoded 31 cases in the past three days , including 10 in today's COVID statistics. Nine of the new cases are from the 2541 area, the other from the 2540 postcode. One of today's new...

Freedom Day comes with reduced COVID case information

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet called for changes to the way NSW Health delivered its daily COVID-19 case information on the day he was sworn in as leader last week. Perrottet directed for the update to be brought forward two hours to 9am and what NSW Health has delivered on day one...

Shoalhaven council services reopen

Changed health restrictions mean Shoalhaven Council's libraries in Nowra, Sanctuary Point and Ulladulla are reopening today to people who are fully vaccinated. Milton Library will re-open from Wednesday with varied hours, and the Mobile Library will resume in line with its normal timetable. The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is open again for funerals,...

Fatal crash at Sanctuary Point

A man has died in a single vehicle crash at Sanctuary Point. About 12.20am on Saturday, emergency services were called to the intersection of The Wool Road and Lamar Avenue, after a Mitsubishi ute struck a tree. The 41-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. Officers from...

COVID-19 multiple Shoalhaven venues of concern

NSW Health has been notified of a number of new casual contact venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID 19. If you were at a casual contact venue at the time and date listed here, immediately get tested and isolate until you get a negative result, even if you...