Shoalhaven News

Rates and rent cuts to go before Shoalhaven Council

The issue of rate relief for Shoalhaven home owners and businesses will be raised again at tonight's council meeting. The last meeting supported a motion to reduce rates by 25 percent for the next financial year, to help in the recovery from both the bushfires and the COVID-19 shutdown. However Mayor AMANDA...

Students to go online for Term Two

Most students will complete term two online.  Medical experts insist schools are still safe but parents are being urged to keep their kids home if they can. Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has told the ABC  - for the majority of children it will be online learning for term two. Mr Tehan is...

Four women issued with COVID19 breaches

Four women have been issued with $1000 fines for breaching the COVID19 restriction rules. About 2:15am yesterday, Officers from South Coast Police District were conducting patrols of the North Nowra area when they located a vehicle parked near bushland. Four women were spotted inside, including three who were lying down in the...

Nowra & South Nowra, two of 13 hotspots in NSW

The NSW Health Executive Director has listed Nowra and South Nowra as two of 13 neighbourhoods where authorities have detected worrying signs of community transmission for COVID 19 Dr Jeremy McAnaulty say the other hot spots include Waverley, Woollahra, Dee Why, Manly, Ryde, Macquarie Park, Broken Hill, Lake Macquarie, Manning, Byron...

COVID-19  death toll rises

NSW has now recorded 18 coronavirus deaths as the state's total number of cases rises to 2637. NSW Health said today the state had recorded 57 new cases - a drop on the previous day which was partly explained by fewer tests being done over the weekend. The death toll rose to...

Ruby Princess to dock in Port Kembla

The ill-fated Ruby Princess is docking at Port Kembla after spending more than two weeks cruising off the coast surrounded by controversy after a number of passengers developed coronavirus. Police have launched a criminal investigation into the operator of the ship. Commissioner Mick Fuller says there are "many unanswered questions" about the...

Ruby Princess docks at Port Kembla

The ill-fated Ruby Princess is docking at Port Kembla after spending more than two weeks cruising off the coast surrounded by controversy after a number of passengers developed coronavirus. Police have launched a criminal investigation into the operator of the ship. Commissioner Mick Fuller says there are "many unanswered questions" about the...

Illawarra woman charged with multiple drug and driving offences

A 27-year-old Illawarra woman has been hit with multiple charges after being stopped by officers driving out of a carpark in Gerringong on Saturday afternoon. Police allege that the driver was not only suspended but a search of her black Subaru liberty  led to the discovery of methylamphetamine and a drug...

Man charged with assaulting & spitting on Police Officer

A man has been charged with allegedly assaulting and spitting in a Police Officer's face. Around 8:30 yesterday morning, Police were called to Scenic Drive in Nowra after receiving reports about a man behaving erratically. The 37 year old punched a Senior Constable in the face and additional officers rushed to the...

Several Shoalhaven towns without water

Shoalhaven Water says a mains break could leave residents in  Erowal Bay, Bream Beach & Wrights Beach without water this morning and much of today. Work teams are on the case. In the meantime limited amounts of bottled water is being made available for collection from the Erowal Bay RFS station. Story and...