Shoalhaven News

Hyams Beach residents express their frustration to Council at community meeting

Frustration was the key theme Hyams Beach residents expressed to Shoalhaven City Council at a meeting held on Saturday to discuss holiday congestion. The Hyams Beach Villages Residents and Ratepayers Association is calling on Council to limit the number of cars that can access the village. President Mark Crowther says the association...

Woodridge Estate land owners frustrated with environmental green tape

Shoalhaven City Councillors have met with frustrated land owners who are unable to build on blocks of land they've bought in Woodridge Estate at Bangalee. There was a change to environmental laws in 2017 which means landowners now have to pay an additional $50,000 for bio-diversity and bushfire studies to take...

Shoalhaven Mayor unloads on Councillor Proudfoot over staff pay rise debate

Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley has slammed Councillor Bob Proudfoot over comments he made on a staff pay rise. Council has voted to provide in principle support for a pay rise for staff with the General Manager to further investigate what the best options would be. Councillor Proudfoot raised concerns about ratepayers having...

RMS agrees to look at alternative design plan for new Nowra bridge

The Roads and Maritime Service has agreed to look at an alternative design plan for a new Nowra Bridge, suggested by the Shoalhaven Business Chamber. A meeting was held yesterday between local business people, politicians and the RMS to discuss the need for a Grade Separated Interchange and Fly over. Business Chamber President...

Council votes to provide in principal support for staff pay increase

Shoalhaven City Councillors have given in principle support for Council staff to have a pay rise of nearly $3 Million. Staff have argued it will boost morale and help to attract and retain the right people for the job. Currently, wages account for $71.4 Million of Council's annual budget, with a total...

Parents of missing boy located

A boy estimated to be 18 months old who was found just before 6am this morning on a Nowra Street by Police has been reunited with his family. Officers found the child and took him back to the Police station where he was in good spirits. Officers would like to thank the...

Carjackings & pursuits

A man has been arrested in connection with several alleged carjacking's and pursuits between Campbelltown and Nowra. The first pursuit which was terminated, started at Airds in Sydney's South West. 45 minutes later a Toyota Corolla was stolen at knifepoint from a shopping centre on the Princes Highway at Figtree. The 27 year...

Bay and Basin Police Station beginning to take shape

The new Bay and Basin Police station is finally beginning to take shape with pre-built building blocks arriving on site from Victoria. Crews are now assembling the pieces like a giant Meccano set and expect to have the job done by January before fit-out takes place. Meantime, South Coast MP Shelley Hancock...

Community meeting to discuss Hyams Beach holiday congestion issue

The Hyams Beach Villages and Ratepayers Association is set to hold it's community meeting this Saturday to discuss holiday congestion in the tiny beachside village. The meeting to be held at the Vincentia Public School Hall from 2pm will also present the results of a recent survey conducted by Council. President of...