Shoalhaven News

Second South Coast man on a terrorism charge

The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) has charged a second man with a terrorism offence following the execution of further search warrants over the past five days on our South Coast. The 23-year-old Batemans Bay man was arrested outside Nowra Police Station last Sunday, after hunting knives and survivalist equipment...

Australia's borders closed

Non-citizens and non-residents are now banned from entering Australia as the number of coronavirus cases across the country surges past 870. The ban came into effect last night in a drastic bid to stop the disease spreading and will be in force for at least six months. Australians will still be able...

Illawarra/Shoalhaven hospitals make ready for COVID-19

Illawarra Shoalhaven Health says they are moving to an increased level of preparedness in response to COVID-19. Moves are underway to double intensive care capacity at Wollongong Hospital, starting with changes to elective surgery from Monday. They include liaising with private providers to undertake elective surgeries in their facilities. Elective surgery at Shellharbour...

Major Police operation near North Nowra

Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police have converged on a property at Tapitallee as part of a joint counter terrorism investigation. Police and the Feds have executed a search warrant at a home as part of an ongoing investigation. New South Wales Police said the Joint Counter Terrorism team continue...

Fears for local businesses as coronavirus takes hold

Another call for us to band together to get through the coronavirus pandemic. Member for Kiama GARETH WARD says while the fires brought out the best in us, COVID-19 appears to be bringing out the worst.. with hoarding and ongoing reports of fights at supermarkets. MR WARD says there is no shortage...

COVID-19 case numbers increase

An additional 40 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 307. Cases confirmed: 307Cases tested and excluded​: 38,782 Of the confirmed cases, approximately 5 people are currently in our Intensive Care Units. The majority of cases have mild disease and are in isolation...

Truck roll over closed Princes Highway

In the early hours of Thursday morning, approximately 1:30am, Shoalhaven Heads RFS were called to a truck roll over on the Princes Highway, South of Berry.  As the first arriving fire appliance, they had CABA(Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus) operators at the ready with a hose in hand in case the truck...

Report of COVID-19 case at Shoalhaven Hospital

A positive case of COVID-19 has led to staff at SHOALHAVEN HOSPITAL being tested for the virus. Reliable sources from within the hospital have told the newsroom,  nurses from the ED unit have been put in quarantine, while ICU and ED have been locked down and staff are being tested. It's understood...

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Heath District limits hospital visitors

As part of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s (ISLHD) response to COVID-19, visitor numbers are now being limited at each of the area’s hospitals. People are being advised to limit visitors to no more than two people at a time at all local hospitals including Shoalhaven and Milton Ulladulla . ISLHD...