Shoalhaven News

Vaccination clinic at Bomaderry Aboriginal Children's Homes

NSW Health is holding a state-wide COVID-19 vaccination blitz this weekend to increase vaccination rates among Aboriginal people. Nowra is among 18 vaccination sites set up across NSW where Aboriginal staff members will help provide a culturally safe place for Aboriginal people to get vaccinated. Vaccinations will take place from 10am to...

Three new COVID cases in the Shoalhaven

The Shoalhaven has recorded three new cases of COVID-19 as part of the figures reported today, with one linked to a known case. There was also one new case in Kiama, which is still being investigated. They are among 36 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, including 19 in the Wollongong...

New push for extra outdoor dining in the Shoalhaven

After seeing the huge crowds visiting the Shoalhaven when lockdown restrictions ended last year, Jessica Mulchay expects this coming summer to be incredibly busy. The owner of Ulladulla bar The Social believes a key to businesses recouping their lockdown losses during summer will be outdoor dining, because fewer restrictions will apply. "I...

Nowra looks to go up to cater for population growth

Nowra might need to go up to offer more residential opportunities in the centre of town. Shoalhaven Council is asking for feedback to help identify opportunities for residential development in the Nowra City Centre, following a decision earlier this year to review building height and zoning controls. Currently, buildings can be up...

Extra protection for Berry's heritage

Berry's heritage has been given extra protection through changes to the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan. The LEP has incorporated the Berry Heritage Planning Proposal which lists 12 additional heritage items and two heritage conservation areas in Berry, covering Queen Street and the Berry Showground and surrounds. Amendments to the LEP help recognise...

Border closures keep Ulladulla family apart

Joanne Moore has not seen her husband Jason since the start of June, as state border closures have kept them apart. Last year they spent 10 months unable to see each other, which Joanne said was tough on their children. But even tougher is the predicament they are facing because she is...

Woolworths Bomaderry revealed a COVID-19 venue of concern

Woolworths has listed its Bomaderry store as a Coronavirus venue of concern on its website. It has posted that it has been notified that a customer with a confirmed case of COVID-19 was present in the Woolworths Bomaderry store at the following times: 9 September - from 5:10pm to 5:45pm 10 September - from 1:05pm to...

Police officer charged after allegedly filming a child in a shower

A former police officer has appeared in court charged after allegedly filming an 11-year-old girl in a shower at a South Coast home on September 8th. Officers attached to the Professional Standards Command investigated the alleged incident and charged a 47-year-old former Nowra Police officer, with aggravated filming a person in...

State of the art medical services planned for Shoalhaven Hospital

  The redeveloped Shoalhaven Hospital will include a new acute care building connected to the existing hospital, according to the masterplan for the $438 million upgrade. South Coast MP Shelley Hancock said the upgrade would provide a significantly larger hospital precinct with new facilities including cardiology, mental health and aged care wards,...