Shoalhaven News

Fires update

🔥CURROWAN FIRE: 👀 BIGGEST FOCUS TODAY: Kangaroo Valley area. Crews have been working to establish containment lines however RFS is advising people to be vigilant and ready to enact their bushfire plans. North Nowra and Tapitallee: Be vigilant as the fire could spot out from the containment lines. Huskisson and Woollamia: Crews been...

Small Business Owners Survey

Small Business impact survey - Small Business Commissioner  The NSW Small Business Commissioner is seeking to hear from small business owners in bush fire affected areas regarding the impact of the recent fires on their business. Information provided will be shared with government agencies and other organisations and be instrumental in determining the...

Disaster Welfare Assistance Point Established

Disaster Welfare Assistant Points have been set up in Ulladulla since yesterday 9th January 2020 and from today the 10th January 2020, in Nowra.  These welfare points provide immediate support to those impacted by the recent fires and are run by the Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with support agencies.   The purpose of these centres is to...

Pilot injured as firefighting chopper dives into dam

Efforts will be made today to retrieve a firefighting helicopter that crashed into a dam on the far South Coast. The contract water bombing chopper was battling the Clyde Mountain fire when it crashed into the Ben Boyd Reservoir south of Eden around 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Police said the chopper lost...

Governor-General visits South Coast

Governor-General David Hurley yesterday visited the bushfire-ravaged South Coast with his wife, spending the day with residents, volunteers and business owners in Moruya, Mogo, Malua Bay and Broulee. Mr Hurley urged all those affected by the bushfires to look after their mental health and ask for help. The couple stopped in at...

Total fire ban and damaging winds for the coast and highlands

There is a total fire ban for the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands today as weather conditions deteriorate and temps ramp up. The fire danger is rated very high for the Illawarra,  Shoalhaven and far South Coast while the Southern Ranges has severe conditions. James Morris from the Rural Fire Service said...

Bushfire Housing Assistance

BUSHFIRE HOUSING ASSISTANCE SERVICE LAUNCHED. The Premier has made it as easy as possible for people affected by bushfires to access the housing support and assistance. Everyone’s circumstances are different and this service will provide tailored, individuals solutions on a case-by-case basis. The Bushfire Housing Assistance service can help with:✅ emergency temporary...

Deteriorating weather conditions Friday

The Currowan, Morten and Green Wattle Green fires are currently at an Advice Level, but with winds expected to strengthen and temperatures set to increase on Friday, firefighters are preparing for what could potentially be another challenging day in the Shoalhaven & Highlands tomorrow Today crews are consolidating containment lines and...