Shoalhaven News

Parents of missing boy located

A boy estimated to be 18 months old who was found just before 6am this morning on a Nowra Street by Police has been reunited with his family. Officers found the child and took him back to the Police station where he was in good spirits. Officers would like to thank the...

Carjackings & pursuits

A man has been arrested in connection with several alleged carjacking's and pursuits between Campbelltown and Nowra. The first pursuit which was terminated, started at Airds in Sydney's South West. 45 minutes later a Toyota Corolla was stolen at knifepoint from a shopping centre on the Princes Highway at Figtree. The 27 year...

Bay and Basin Police Station beginning to take shape

The new Bay and Basin Police station is finally beginning to take shape with pre-built building blocks arriving on site from Victoria. Crews are now assembling the pieces like a giant Meccano set and expect to have the job done by January before fit-out takes place. Meantime, South Coast MP Shelley Hancock...

Community meeting to discuss Hyams Beach holiday congestion issue

The Hyams Beach Villages and Ratepayers Association is set to hold it's community meeting this Saturday to discuss holiday congestion in the tiny beachside village. The meeting to be held at the Vincentia Public School Hall from 2pm will also present the results of a recent survey conducted by Council. President of...

Crash causing delays in South Nowra

There's been a crash affecting southbound traffic on the Princes Highway approaching Hillcrest Avenue in South Nowra. It appears a truck has hit the barricade and caused damage to the fence. Emergency Services are in attendance, motorist should allow extra travel time. Further updates will be provided as they come to hand.

Coroner finds toddler death could have been prevented

A Coroner has found a 17-month-old toddler died due to the failure of doctors to treat a bacterial infection. In March 2016, Troy Almond was taken to the emergency ward at Shoalhaven Hospital by his mother Kim Macklin. Troy died within 24 hours of been discharged, the Coroner finding he died as...

Construction of Bay and Basin Ambulance station complete

Construction is now complete at the new Bay and Basin Ambulance Station located on The Wool Road. It's now been handed over to New South Wales Ambulance Personnel who are carrying out a carefully planned fit-out and commissioning process before the station becomes operational. Key features of the new station include: *Internal parking...

Investigations underway following Illaroo fire

Investigations are underway after a machinery shed went up in flames on Hughes Road at Illaroo. The 60m by 30m shed was completely engulfed and nothing could be saved. The blaze was extinguished by midnight on Friday. A man suffered minor burns and was treated by paramedics. Photo credit: Shoalhaven Heads RFS

Illawarra and Shoalhaven School children protest climate change

Kiama MP Gareth Ward has slammed a protest that took place on Friday, where children were encouraged to skip school so they could take part in a nationwide protest on climate change. The demonstrations organised in opposition to the Federal Government's policies on how it's handling carbon emissions. Mr Ward says students...

Dust cloud catches residents by surprise

Strong winds have unexpectedly picked up dust particles from out West and are blowing it across the Eastern parts of the State. The Bureau of Metrology says the cloud is impacting various parts of the State from the South, all the way through to the Queensland and New South Wales border. Duty...