Shoalhaven News

New traffic lights for Nowra

From Council Media: CIVX Pty Ltd on behalf of Shoalhaven City Council will be constructing a set of Pedestrian Traffic Signals to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Junction Street, Nowra. Works are scheduled to commence in late July 2018 and are expected to take approximately three...

Global market conditions set to improve for Dairy Farmers

Global market conditions are set to improve for our local Dairy Farmers but rising costs may hamper the balance sheet over the next 12 months. Supply and demand fluctuations are shifting in favour of Australian farmers but high operating costs and decreased farmer confidence are expected to restrict production growth to...

Icare to present information forum at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

The State Governments insurance and care services provider icare will be providing an information forum at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre tomorrow from 10.30am. One of the main topics to be discussed will be building a psychologically resilient workplace culture with mental health at work highlighted as a key concern. Icare's relationship manager...

State budget 2018/19 and how it affects the South Coast

The South Coast will see Millions of dollars worth of investments comes to fruition as a result of the 2018/19 State Budget handed down yesterday. Among the landmark announcements, Nowra Police Station is set to receive an upgrade with $600,000 to upgrade the office, heating and air conditioner systems. South Coast MP...

2019 budget to focus on familes

Much of the New South Wales budget will focus on families, as the battle lines are drawn for the 20-19 state election. Despite a cooling housing market reducing the revenue from stamp duty, it's expected the budget surplus will be $3.9 billion dollars. Kiama MP Gareth Ward says a package extending pre-school...

South Coast residents urged to be wary of tax scams

People across the Coast and Highlands are being reminded about the increased risk of scams around tax time. Security experts say we need to be wary of fake emails, SMS and phone calls claiming to be from Centrelink or the Tax Office. Small businesses are also urged to be on the lookout...

More sites with PFAS Contamination identified in the Shoalhaven

There are now at least 5 sites in the Shoalhaven which have been identified as containing PFAS Contamination. The New South Wales EPA has been carrying out investigations since PFAS was first detected in waterways around HMAS Albatross due to the historical use of firefighting foams. In addition to the Naval base,...

Big funding announcement for Princes Highway & new Nowra Bridge

The new Nowra Bridge will soon become a reality after the State Government announced it will be matching the Commonwealth's $155 million dollar commitment. Concept designs should go on display towards the end of the year, with work likely to start in the second half of 2020. Today's announcement is all part...

Illawarra Business Chamber welcomes changes to payroll tax threshold

The Illawarra Business Chamber has joined employers across the region in welcoming the State Governments announcement it will lift the payroll tax threshold to $1 Million over the next four years as part of this years budget. The change will see an increase from $750,000 to $850,000 in the first year...

Apprenticeship fees to be abolished

Photo: Pixabay Our local State MP's are hoping young people on the South Coast will be given a major break with a landmark announcement today by the Berejiklian Government ahead of State Budget night tomorrow night. Apprenticeship fees are set to be fully abolished from the 1st of July with 120 apprenticeships. Kiama...