Shoalhaven News

Council will debate Huskisson Church at tonight's Extra Ordinary Meeting

The Save Husky Church group has slammed Shoalhaven City Council accusing them of rushing through a motion which will be heard at tonights Extra Ordinary Meeting. The motion submitted by Councillor Andrew Guile and Greg Watson calls for Council to reaffirm its strong opposition to the Heritage listing of the old...

Woman dead in single vehicle crash at Sanctuary Point

A number of residents were left without power yesterday afternoon after a car slammed into a utility pole on the Wool Road at Sanctuary Point in a tragic accident that claimed the life of a 49-year-old woman. The road had to be closed to allow emergency services to attend while crews...

Man charged following serious crash in the Southern Highlands

A man has been charged after a teenager was seriously injured following a single-vehicle crash in the Southern Highlands in August. Police will allege a Toyota Corolla, driven by an 18-year-old man, was travelling westbound on the Illawarra Highway at Burrawang, about 15km east of Moss Vale, about 11.30pm on Tuesday...

Labor calls for improvements to mobile black spots

Federal Shadow Minister for Regional Communications Stephen Jones is calling on Canberra to improve mobile black spots along the Princes Highway in the Shoalhaven, saying it’s vital for emergency communications. Labor has stopped short of committing to any funding but says the Federal Government needs to treat it as a priority. Mr...

Calls for better nurse to patient ratios at Shoalhaven Hospital

State Labor Candidate for the South Coast Annette Alldrick has taken a swipe at Kiama MP Gareth Ward and South Coast MP Shelley Hancock over how it’s spending money on Shoalhaven Hospital. Last week, $250,000 was allocated to upgrade the Paediatric Unit at the hospital, including the Children’s Ward and Special...

New report raises concerns on cost of living

A new report suggests South Coast households are under increasing pressure with the cost of living going up far more quickly than previously thought. National figures show the average cost of items such as electricity, childcare, transport and education are rising much faster than inflation or wages. ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, says...

A chance to help out our farmers

There will be plenty of opportunities this weekend for those who'd like to donate to our drought-stricken farmers. The Farm Aid Concert will be taking place at the Country Club St Georges Basin Auditorium tonight (Friday) from 7.30pm. Tickets are $20 available at club reception with 100 per cent of the money...

Level 1 water restrictions remain in place despite the rain

Despite recent rainfall in the Shoalhaven Level 1 water restrictions remain in place. Some increase in flows to the Kangaroo River have allowed Shoalhaven Water to top up Bamarang Dam while conserving the back up supply from Danjera Dam. The level 1 restrictions mean no hosing of hard surfaces such as paths...

Council seeks feedback on Hyams Beach

Shoalhaven City Council is seeking feedback from the community on how to deal with holiday congestion at Hyams Beach. It has become the most popular tourist destination in the Shoalhaven in recent years as interstate travellers flock to the tiny village to enjoy some of the whitest sand in the world. Shoalhaven...

Local businesses encouraged to move to single touch payroll

Local businesses in the Shoalhaven with 19 or fewer staff are being encouraged to follow the lead of their larger counterparts by moving to Single Touch Payroll. Nearly 45,000 Australian employers are now using the system which allows them to report their employee's wages, taxes and super contributions to the ATO...