Shoalhaven News

Preserving the Shoalhaven River Bridge's historical significance

The historic Nowra bridge could be repurposed into a pedestrian and cycling path, or a new event space for the region following the results of a community survey regarding the Bridge’s future. Parliamentary Secretary for the South Coast Shelley Hancock said Transport for NSW is  releasing a summary report following public...

Revitalisation of Vincentia Village Shopping Mall Precinct

Work on the of the Burton Street Mall this week is expected to resume shortly. Shoalhaven City Council has been working with the design consultants to address some discrepancies in levels where new works transition into existing paths and ramps whilst still maintaining acceptable grades for drainage and all-abilities access. According to Council,...

Invictus Australia and Nowra Ex Services Club supporting Shoalhaven veterans

Invictus Australia is increasing capacity to support veterans and their families on the South Coast of NSW to access the powerful benefits of sport, thanks to a multi-year commitment of support by the Shoalhaven Ex Services Group. The commitment by the Shoalhaven Ex Services Group has enabled Invictus Australia to have...

South Coast Blaze U23's lose Grand Final

On Saturday night the South Coast Blaze U23s took on the Sutherland Stingrays under the bright lights of Ken Rosewall Arena for the Origin Energy Premier League U23s Grand Final. Unfortunately it wasn't our night and the Stingrays took the win with 59 goals to South Coast Blaze's 42. Heading into the...

Labor's Katelin McInerney to stand for Kiama

NSW Labor is today announcing that Kiama local Katelin McInerney will run as the NSW Labor candidate for Kiama in the NSW State Election due in March 2023. This is the first candidate announced by either party ahead of the 2023 election. Katelin McInerney grew up in Kiama and attended Minnamurra Public and Kiama High. She now...

Ulladulla offshore windfarm feasibility study

The federal government has declared Australia's first offshore wind zone, giving developers the green light to ramp up planning and consultation for wind farm projects. The first off-shore wind zone will be located in waters off the Victorian East Gippsland coast  A project off the Illawarra coast at Port Kembla is also...

Nowra Food Store charity's first birthday

The Nowra Community Food Store reopened as an independent charity 12 months ago and has steadily seen an increase in customers and has now marked its first birthday. The Food Store's Jemma Tribe said, "Covid saw many people struggle and turn to our store for help, particularly single mums whose kids...

Strong wind warning from the Weather Bureau

The Weather Bureau has issued a strong wind warning, with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are expected about the high terrain and eastern slopes from the Alps and along the Great Dividing Range from Bombala to south of Crookwell, and also over the Illawarra from the escarpment to the...

Illawarra Shoalhaven Marine Rescue Crew bring over 800 people back safely to shore

Despite the wettest start to a year on record, Marine Rescue NSW has had its second busiest 12 month period ever with 3,905 rescues safely delivering 8,599 to shore. Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke congratulated Marine Rescue NSW volunteers for their outstanding efforts. “One...

Recruitment companies targeting overseas trained GP's

The struggle to attract and retain enough doctors in the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands appears to be getting even harder. The Rural Doctors Association of Australia claims medical recruitment companies have already started targeting our overseas trained GP's following the removal of special visa conditions. Under the former rule it was condition...