Shoalhaven News

Heavy city traffic bound for the coast

Motorists heading away for the Easter break are advised to plan ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time, with heavy holiday traffic on major roads out of Sydney and in some regional areas. In the Illawarra and Shoalhaven: Southbound traffic is heavy from Dapto to Albion Park Rail on the M1...

Vandals hit Vincentia playground

An act of vandalism overnight has resulted in the closure of the Liberty Swing at Plantation Point Reserve in Vincentia. The fence surrounding the swing was damaged and bottles were smashed a strewn around the barbecue area. Shoalhaven City Council's Director City Lifestyles, Jane Lewis, is disappointed that the vandalism will impact...

Lifesavers watch over eight beaches during holidays

Professional beach patrols will be in place at Shoalhaven beaches during the April NSW school holiday period from tomorrow until Sunday April 18.  Shoalhaven City Council’s Director City Lifestyles Jane Lewis is reminding holiday makers and locals to swim between the red and yellow flags at patrolled beaches as the swimming...

Graham Lodge included in Riverfront makeover plan

The Nowra Riverfront Advisory Taskforce is planning to incorporate the upgrade of the historic Graham Lodge into the precinct makeover. NSW Heritage Minister Don Harwin joined the taskforce for a tour of the lodge yesterday. Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock says the State Heritage listed property is in need of some...

Choir returns for Seniors Week concert

After almost a year of silence, Shoalhaven Community Choir members are ready fire up at their first concert on April 16. The 25-strong choir will present a free Seniors Day Concert at the Wesley Centre in Nowra. Choir musical director and conductor Sue Hammond-Warne says the choir is made up of seniors...

Mayor tackling Tassie climate trek

Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley is walking the talk this week as she takes part in the Climate Council’s Tassie Trek. Cr Findley is taking part in the ten-day walk through Tasmania’s Tarkine Wilderness region with climate change expert Professor Will Steffen. The trek aims to raise $70,000 for the Climate Council’s extreme...

Small blessing ceremony to proceed

While Ulladulla’s massive Blessing of the Fleet Festival and street parade, usually held over the Easter weekend, will not go ahead this year, local fishermen will still have an opportunity to bless their fleet. A small, private mass and blessing ceremony will be held on Easter Sunday at 11am at Ulladulla...

Drifting boat a potential hazard

Boaters south of Jervis Bay are being warned to keep a lookout for a small orange boat adrift off the coastline. A crew from Marine Rescue Jervis Bay located the upturned tender yesterday afternoon after a member of the public reported it off the old lighthouse near Cape St George. Rescue vessel...

Update: Missing children found

  UPDATE: Two children missing from Sydney’s east this morning, have been located safe and well. About 9am (Thursday 1 April 2021), members of the public recognised the man and two children from media reports and contacted Triple Zero (000), after seeing them walking towards Panania Railway Station. Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command...

Digital funding announcement for Shoalhaven museums

The NSW Government has announced more than $132,000 in funding to help five museums in the Shoalhaven become more digital. That includes the Lake Tabourie Museum, the Bomaderry Children's Home aswell as the Milton Ulladulla, Berry and Kangaroo Valley Historical Societies. The funding will be used to purchase digital content management systems,...