Shoalhaven News

Shoalhaven fire danger very high

Extra fire fighters are on stand-by, to respond if blazes break out during this weekend's heatwave. Temperature at 11am  at Albion Park already 36 with the relative humidity falling.. similar story in Nowra where it's also 36 degrees and the relative humidity even lower. R-F-S Inspector Ben Shepherd says people should report...

Possible breakthrough in Nowra charity home theft

South Coast Police are investigating a break and enter incident at a Hotondo house construction site in Nowra  are  asking for our help. Sometime between 4:30am and 5:30am, Wednesday 11 November 2020, the site was broken into in Adele Close, Nowra. Approximately $5,000 of new appliances and fittings were stolen including: • 6...

Scholarship winners take up new trades

Two Shoalhaven apprentices have been awarded Bert Evans Scholarships. Apprentice mechanic Jeremy Tilbrook from South Nowra Auto Group and apprentice electrician Megan Hamilton from Hamilton Electrical at Bawley Point will each receive a total of $15,000 over three years from the State Government to assist with their training. At age 27,...

Beach safety reminder ahead of scorcher weekend

With the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting heatwave conditions for most parts of NSW this weekend, surf lifesavers in the Shoalhaven are preparing for a busy weekend on the coast as thousands of people head to the beach to cool off. “After relatively cool spring weather, this weekend is set to be...

Health warning as humid weather brings mozzies

With hot weather, regular rainfall and high humidity comes mosquitoes, so it's time to be vigilant. Mozzies aren't just a nuisance when you're having an evening barbecue, they can transmit serious diseases and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Area Health Service is advising people to protect against mosquitoes and reduce the risk...

Burrill bypass rally planned

A rally will be held at the intersection of Canberra Crescent at the Princes Highway on Sunday December 13, protesting against the preferred Milton-Ulladulla bypass route that would funnel traffic into Burrill Lake. Those attending a meeting held at the home of Ian Carroll last night (Thursday), agreed unanimously that the...

Yadboro Flat open after fire, floods

The popular campground at Yadboro Flat west of Milton is now open to the public after it was hit by the Currowan fire, and then flooded twice this year.Forestry Corporation teams have this week removed fire damaged trees and debris, making the camping area on the banks of the Clyde...

Wendy wins national volunteer award

Vincentia Crossroads Rural Fire Service volunteer Wendy Roberts has been named Rotary's National Emergency Services Community Volunteer winner. Wendy has chalked up 58 years with the RFS, helping with welfare, logistics, fundraising and attending many fire incidents.She has also devoted herself to the Jervis Bay Lions Club for 38 years, Girl...

Australia Day nominations close Friday

Nominations for the 2021 Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards close tomorrow (Friday). Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley says it has been a challenging 12 months for the Shoalhaven, and the awards present a timely opportunity to reflect and celebrate each other.   “Amongst the hardship and challenges we have all faced I know there will be plenty of inspirational people who deserve to...

Campisi longliner can't be salvaged

Longlining vessel, the Salvatore V, owned by Ulladulla's Campisi family, is currently being removed from a beach north of Bermagui after it ran aground last week. The family is devastated the vessel will be broken up and removed from Haywards Beach using heavy plant equipment. The 22-metre timber vessel was often seen...