Shoalhaven News

Visitor boom means more waste for Shoalhaven

The current tourist boom, means more rubbish and more waste. In response to demand, Shoalhaven City Council will step up the cleaning of public amenities and public bin collection. Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley says since the October long weekend our visitor numbers have reached peak season levels that we normally experience in...

Mayor's giving box will help struggling families

Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging residents to give to those in need by donating to the annual Mayor’s Giving Box this Christmas time.   The annual charity campaign is a partnership between Shoalhaven City Council and Stockland Nowra Shopping Centre with donated presents and funds distributed to local charities in the Shoalhaven.   This year the Mayor's Giving Box will support the following organisations Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child...

Boat swept onto rocks at Jervis Bay

Around 6.30 yesterday morning  Marine Rescue Jervis Bay  (JB40)  was tasked to rescue the occupant of a 5.5 metre boat aground on rocks at Dart Point near the entrance to Jervis Bay. Hidden by an unusually high tide, the vessel had become grounded when trying to cross a submerged reef. The sole...

Sally sets sights on maiden WSL world title

South Coast surfer Sally Fitzgibbons believes the 2021 WSL title battle will be a wide-open race and she's hoping her new-found aerial game will help propel her to the top. Fitzgibbons is yet to win a world title, finishing runner-up on three separate occasions. The 29-year-old spent much of the COVID-19 lockdown...

Lightning strike at Kiama

An arborist has been called into inspect a tree which was struck by lightning in yesterday's violent storm which ripped through the region. The Norfolk pine, is situated adjacent the Terralong and Manning St roundabout and has a scar to show for it. The arborist's job will include examining damage at the...

Feedback needed on regional transport plan

A 20 year plan that would transform how people and goods travel through the Illawarra and Shoalhaven is now open for community consultation... The plan outlines how Transport for NSW will respond to changes in land use, population and travel demand across the region... There are 20 key objectives in the document...

South Coast MP rejects preferred Milton Ulladulla bypass route

Member for the South Coast Shelley Hancock has promised to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Burrill Lake residents to oppose her own government’s proposed bypass plan for Milton-Ulladulla. Ms Hancock has already said Transport NSW should go back to the drawing board and get it right , and has taken her concerns to...