Shoalhaven News

Bomaderry ATM closure - "heartless"

The opposition is mounting against a decision by the Commonwealth Bank to remove an ATM from Bomaderry. The machine on Meroo Street opposite the railway station is due to be pulled out of service today. Member for Gilmore FIONA PHILLIPS has described the move as heartless.. and will force many local residents...

Motorcyclist dies in Yerriyong crash

A motorcyclist has died south of Nowra. The 50-year-old was man was approaching a bend on Parma Road at Yerriyong just before 3pm yesterday when he hit a traffic sign pole. He was unable to be revived and died at the scene. South Coast Police are investigating the circumstances. Image: Travis Winks

Nothing out of reach for Bomaderry paramedics

Yesterday Bomaderry paramedics Garry and Irwin found themselves rescuing a kitten from a tree at Berry Mountain. Six-month-old Tinker – who had only been in her new home for two weeks – found herself stuck in a tree approximately nine metres off the ground. Rescue paramedic Garry managed to reach Tinker, and...

Levy too heavy

Coast and highlands councils have been given some breathing space ahead of footing the bill for a hike in Emergency Services Levy. The increase was to help fund better workers' compensation coverage for firefighters diagnosed with one-of-12 work-related cancers. Across the 128 NSW councils it would have raised 13.6 million dollars, but...

Kiama amongst the worst affected by the recent wild winds

Strong and gusty winds over the past weekend resulted in more than 55 calls for help to the NSW SES within the #Kiama area - one of the worst affected areas in the state.  #Volunteers assisted residents remove fallen trees which were blocking access to their properties, provided temporary repairs to...

Gilmore sets example for Labor to follow

Federal Opposition leader ANTHONY ALBANESE says he'd like another 10 like Gilmore MP FIONA PHILLIPS ahead of the next election. Visiting the region yesterday MR Albanese spoke on the election defeat as a close result for Labor, winning 68 seats and picking up another 10 would be nice in the next...

Slacklines causing danger in our national parks

There's concerns a dangerous practice involving thrill seekers and adventure enthusiasts is putting helicopters at risk in the Buderoo National Park. A high-tension slacklining rope was left suspended 30-metres up across Gerringong Falls  at the end of July, causing a potential hazard for helicopter rescues. Slacklining involves  walking or balancing along a...

Paramedic struck by patient at Burrill Lake

The incidents of paramedics being assaulted by patients continues.. this time in the Shoalhaven. Around 4pm yesterday police and paramedics were called to a motel at Burrill Lake. Police say while attending the patient he lashed out striking one of the ambulance officers in the groin. He was quickly restrained by police and...

Commonwealth Bank under fire over closure of Bomaderry ATM

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today slammed the Commonwealth Bank for failing its customers in regional communities. It follows the  Bank’s decision to close down its ATM in Meroo Street, Bomaderry  this Friday. Mr Ward says it's another case of  banks putting profits first – and people last. He says it's...

Dozens of fines issued during Shoalhaven police operation

Another operation by Bay and Basin police has netted a number of offenders. On Friday  in conjunction with the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command they  conducted a joint operation  targeting Drink/Drug driving, Hoon behaviour and speeding offences. Seven people were arrested and charged with Drink/Drug driving offences and suspended driving offences. 26 Traffic...