Shoalhaven News

Accommodation pods to be rolled out across South Coast

Temporary pods for bushfire affected residents will be rolled out across the South Coast from tomorrow. More than a hundred of the pods have been allocated for NSW South Coast MP Shelley Hancock says the basic accommodation will allow people to stay on their own land for up to two years...

Man charged with throwing tobacco into Gaol

A man has been charged with allegedly throwing a paper bag of tobacco from a moving vehicle into the South Coast Correctional facility at Nowra. The incident was reported to South Coast Police, and Officers stopped the vehicle a short time later on Central Avenue. A 46 year old man, who's currently...

Police make inroads into case involving break ins at Kiama

The law has caught up with a man, allegedly responsible for a spate of break ins at Kiama. Between April 16 and June 6, 13 businesses were broken into on Terralong and Manning Streets. Last Thursday, Police went to a home on Trevor Avenue at Lake Heights and tried to speak with...

More funding for Milton Showground

Some more improvements on the way for Milton Showground. South Coast MP Shelley Hancock has announced a $200,000 grant as part of the NSW Government's COVID-19 stimulus package. The money will be spent on the construction of accessible amenities and a laundry building. It follows the announcement last month of more than $250,000...

Change in plan for Shoalhaven Business Awards

With this year's Shoalhaven Business Awards being cancelled due to COVID19, local businesses are instead being encouraged to enter directly into the IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards. There are 11 categories and these are listed below: 1. Excellence in Innovation & Adaptability 2. Excellence in Workplace Culture 3. Excellence in Sustainability 4. Excellence in Customer...

Former Mayor rejects criticism of Shoalhaven council

A former Shoalhaven Mayor has been angered by a letter penned by Kiama MP Gareth Ward slamming the council as dysfunctional and calling for an early election. The letter is directed to the Minister for Local Government SHELLEY HANCOCK and is scathing in its assessment of council describing the relationship between...

Budderoo - memorial plaque stolen

For a second time a bronze memorial plaque commemorating an intensive care paramedic who died while rescuing a man from a gorge in Budderoo National Park has been stolen. The plaque for Mick Wilson was first stolen in 2016 only to be found missing again last week.  NSW Ambulance has described it...

House fire in Nowra

Fire and Rescue NSW is reminding us about the importance of having a working smoke alarm. It comes after crews from Nowra and Shoalhaven were called to a house fire in St. Anne's Street in Nowra on Friday morning. The home was completely destroyed and crews rescued two dogs. Acting Superintendent, Scott Dodson...

Simpsons producers move on race issue

The Simpsons won't have any repeats of Hank Azaria voicing Apu.  The producers behind the show issued a statement on Friday saying that from now on, its characters of colour will be voiced by actors of colour only. "Moving forward, 'The Simpsons' will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters," the...

Ulladulla - search underway

Two crews from Marine Rescue Ulladulla have been deployed to search for a boat that overturned off Ulladulla Harbour. The two people on board swam back to shore. Rescue vessels Ulladulla 30 and Ulladulla 20 have been tasked to look for the boat, which will pose a potential navigation hazard to other boaters in...