Shoalhaven News

Tree protesters arrested in Huskisson

Two men have scored themselves a day in court after being arrested while protesting the removal of a tree in Huskisson. A 52-year-old allegedly climbed a tree that was about to be removed from the Anglican Church grounds on Hawke Street. South Coast Police said they negotiated with the bloke for 45...

Bankstown encouraged to GO SPEND SEND on South Coast

A western Sydney council has launched an initiative that it hopes will help in the recovery of the South Coast as we deal with the aftermath of the fires. Bankstown City Council Mayor Khal Asfour this week unveiled GO SPEND SEND encouraging Bankstown residents to take some practical steps to help...

Strong southerly change for South Coast

Get ready to batten down the hatches later today as a southerly buster rolls up the coast. Before it arrives we're set to swelter across the region with the temperature reaching into the 30's. Katarina Kovacevic from the Weather Bureau says there's also the chance of a storm. "We're expecting the cool change...

Berry cottage destroyed by fire

An investigation is underway to workout what caused a cottage to go up in flames in Berry overnight. Multiple RFS and Fire and Rescue NSW crews were called around 5.45 to find the building well alight. The cottage was destroyed by the blaze while the main house was spared. Fire and Rescue Berry...

Shoalhaven gets cracking on bushfire clean-up

The massive clean-up following the bushfires that ravaged the Shoalhaven can now get underway in earnest. It's taken a while to get to this point, but council first needed to decide on a Waste Plan and then have it ratified by state agencies before it could go ahead. Shoalhaven Mayor AMANDA FINDLEY...

Copper cable stolen from Bomaderry

Police are asking for our help as they try to track down those responsible for stealing a quantity of copper power cable from a school in Bomaderry last week. It's believed to have happened  between Wednesday and Thursday. There's heavy penalties for theft of or possession of stolen property and anyone with...

Vigil outside Huskisson church today

Those opposing the development of the old Anglican church site at Huskisson are holding a vigil outside the church this morning ( Saturday 22/2 ). It's part of an ongoing campaign that claims the development plans are out of character with the area and do little to take into account the...

Teen may have saved Eurobodalla from ecological invasion

Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Benjamin loves frogs and she and her family know and love the wildlife in the creek backing their Catalina home,  but this week they heard a new call they couldn’t identify and turned to the Frog ID phone app and Eurobodalla Natural History Society for help. As it turned...

Thieves grab and run in Berry

Police are reminding us to keep our property safe after more than 10 reports of thefts from motor vehicles in Berry in just one night this week. Many of these vehicles are believed to have been left unlocked. Police are urging the community to 'lock it or lose it'. Always ensure your...

Bushfire inquiry hits the road

An independent NSW inquiry into the devastating bushfires will start visiting the affected regions. Headed up by former NSW Police deputy commissioner Dave Owens the six-month inquiry will consider a range of issues including causes and factors contributing to the blazes, preparation and planning, hazard reduction and emergency responses. Mr Owens can...