Shoalhaven News

Three arrested after police vehicle rammed

Three people are in custody after a pursuit through the Shoalhaven this morning. The pursuit was initiated about 1.15am, after the driver of a Holden Rodeo ute allegedly did not to stop as directed in Bomaderry for a random breath test.Officers attached to South Coast Police District activated lights and sirens...

Road over Barrengarry Mountain set for limited reopening

The main road link between the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands should be restored next month after suffering extensive damage during heavy rain and landslips in March. Transport for NSW said restricted access to Moss Vale Road over Barrengarry Mountain will be restored by the end of July, provided no further issues...

Damaging winds warning issued

Strong west to northwesterly winds associated with a trough extends across the higher areas of the Alps to southeastern NSW coastal regions. DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h extending eastwards of the ranges to the coast. Locally DAMAGING WIND GUSTS to 110km/h are possible about...

Survivors recount the HMAS Melbourne collision with USS Frank E. Evans

The lives of 74 US Navy personnel who died in the collision between the US destroyer USS Frank E. Evans and Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne on June 3,1969 have been remembered. A memorial service was hosted by the Keith Payne VC Veterans Benefit Group at on the banks...

Man charged with real estate fraud

A man has been charged in connection with alleged fraud offences on the South Coast. Police say the man was involved in the sale of six properties through an Illawarra real estate agency between August last year and February this year, where he unlawfully obtained a financial benefit totalling more than...

Keep domestic cats at home campaign

Native wildlife in NSW will be better protected thanks to an innovative project officially launched by the NSW Government and RSPCA NSW encouraging cat owners to keep their pets safe at home. Environment Minister James Griffin said nationally, domestic cats kill about 390 million animals every year in Australia, including mammals,...

Naval disaster commemorated

53-years on,  and the lives of 74 US sailors who perished when HMAS Melbourne and USS USS Frank E. Evans collided, will be commemorated in the Shoalhaven. Around 200 personnel from HMAS Albatross were on-board Melbourne that fateful day on June 3rd 1969 during exercises in the South China sea. Some of...

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Covid death toll mounts

COVID-19 continues to claim lives across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District with NSW Health confirming seven more people from the region died from the virus last week. 17 people within the Local Health District have passed away from the virus since May 7 taking the region's death toll to 108...

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Shoalhaven City Council has drafted a new Shoalhaven Disability Inclusion Action Plan for 2022-2026.  The Plan provides a four-year framework for inclusion planning under the requirements of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014.   After extensive community consultation to identify priority areas for inclusion, teams across Council developed actions to address the community-identified priorities. The four...

Gilmore Libs won't concede

Liberal Party sources are hoping outstanding postal votes could still swing the result of the election in Gilmore. State Labor claimed the seat on Monday, and the PM Anthony Albanese declared a 77 seat majority in Federal Parliament. Incumbent Labor MP Fiona Phillips has just a 301 vote lead over Andrew Constance,...