Shoalhaven News

Motorists flouting the rules

Kiama Council is reporting that drivers are still trying to access Jamberoo Mojntain Road despite the road being closed because of a landslip. The gates have been smashed several times and some people are also trying to bypass the gates by driving through neighbouring properties. A council Spokesperson says they'll be installing...

More Shoalhaven venues linked to covid19 case in Sydney

More venues in the Shoalhaven have been linked to a taxi driver who tested positive to COVID19. Anyone who attended the following establishments on the following days last week needs to get tested and self isolate for 14 days. • Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club – 12 September, 2pm-6.15pm• Carlo’s Italian Restaurante...

Milton Ulladulla Club Closed Due to Covid Positive Visitor

  NSW Health has advised that anyone who attended the Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club on the 12th September 2020 should: immediately self-isolate until 14 days after you were last there get tested even if you have no symptoms watch for COVID-19 symptoms and get retested should any symptoms recur Testing is available at: 1. Milton Ulladulla...

RFS Get Ready Weekend

Bushfire season is upon us and this weekend we're being encouraged to "Get Ready" (click to visit the RFS website) A few weeks ago Shoalhaven Council and various  emergency agencies held "Recovery Into Readiness" webinars with a view to helping you prepare for future natural disasters including bushfires. There's invaluable information here;

Man charged after allegedly approaching a child in Nowra

About 4.20pm Monday, an 11-year-old girl was riding her skateboard on a path between Riverview Road and the Shoalhaven River, when she was approached by a man. He allegedly spoke to the girl, before approaching her for a second time in a utility a short time later. The incident was reported to...

Shoalhaven projects receive tourism bushfire recovery grants

 Six projects across the Shoalhaven will receive funding under the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program. Five of these will receive $25,000 each including Big Country in Berry, The South Coast Food and Wine Festival at Huskisson, the Huskisson Triathlon, Fairgrounds at Berry and the Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach. Meantime $70,000...

Two deaths & 44 injuries at Nowra Greyhound track

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds has raised concerns about the number of deaths and racing injuries occurring at the Nowra Greyhound Track. So far in 2020, figures show there have been two deaths, which is the third worst in the state. The deaths included two, two year two-year old greyhounds...

Petition for Greenfields site

Shoalhaven City Councillor Nina Di Giglio is asking local residents to sign a petition, calling for a Greenfields site for Shoalhaven Hospital. Plans are currently on the table to spend $434 million dollars to upgrade the current hospital. However the petition is calling on the Government to instead invest $564 million in...

Hand sanitiser project fast tracked

The NSW Government has fast tracked a proposal put together by Shoalhaven Starches to transform an existing warehouse into a hand sanitiser factory. It's all part of the Government's Planning and Acceleration Program. The project is expected to inject around $7.8 million dollars into the local economy and create an extra 24...

Locals being urged to get tested

The Sanctuary Point Respiratory Clinic has raised concerns about a drop in COVID19 testing across the state. There were more than 9300 tests reported in the 24 hour period for Tuesday, compared with almost 14500 tests for the previous 24 hours. Not so bad here in the Shoalhaven with a drop of...