Shoalhaven News

Memorial Obelisk unveiled in Ulladulla

Shoalhaven City Council on Friday unveiled plaques on a memorial in Ulladulla that honours those who lost their lives while selflessly protecting other people and their communities during disasters and emergencies. The Ulladulla Civic Centre Memorial Obelisk is a memorial for those lives lost by State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service,...

RFS called to bushfire at Tapitallee

UPDATE: Crews haven't been able to locate any bushfire in the Tapitallee area, after a number of residents reported smoke in the area. An RFS Spokesperson has told us the smoke is likely from a nearby pileburn. The Shoalhaven Rural Fire Service Crews are currently investigating reports of smoke around the Illaroo...

New hours for Service NSW Shoalhaven

Service NSW recently conducted an analysis of customer visiting patterns and collected feedback from staff across the network that showed the reduced opening hours no longer meets staffing resources and customer demand. As a result, Service NSW is changing its operating hours across the network to optimise staff capacity and to...

Temps to drop for South Coast

We're in for a bit of a cold snap this weekend. Temperatures haven't been bad of late.. but set to drop into the low 20's tomorrow and into Monday. The Bureau says a cold front is moving in from the south and some fairly fresh Southerly winds will be coming with it. Pictures: https://www.superiorglove.com/blog/can-it-be-too-cold-to-work-outdoors and...

Shop fire in Berry

  Emergency Services have been called to a shop fire in Berry. The blaze broke out just after 5:30pm in Queen Street. Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Scott Dodson says the fire has been contained to the roof space. There have been no reports of any injuries, but Paramedics are on scene as a...

Controversial Berry accommodation gets approval

It's feared a development once banned by Shoalhaven council but now given approval will open the way for similar illegal operations. A shed on Sunnymede Lane Berry was fitted out and operated as tourist accommodation without council approval. The operation was stopped, but the owners have now requested council approve it as...

Wanted South Coast man

South Coast Police are asking for our help to find this man ( pictured). Thirty-eight-year-old Nathan Whiting is wanted on two outstanding warrants and his last known address was in the Batemans Bay area. The two conviction warrants, relate to prohibited weapons and domestic violence offences. He described as being of caucasian appearance,...

Entertainment centre on track for May opening

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is due to re-open next month with a new-look Encoré Café & Bar.  Shoalhaven City Council appointed Nowra-based architectural firm Edmiston Jones to manage the project, which to date has employed over 120 workers from 10 sub-contractors completing in excess of 3000 work hours to date.  The centre, which closed in March 2020...

Manyana forest supporters to censure councillors

The Red Head Villages Association has voted to censure eight Shoalhaven City Councillors who opposed a buyback of unburnt forest in Manyana slated for a 182-home housing development. The motion was put forward at the association's Ordinary General Meeting on April 3 by Manyana Matters Environmental Association. In a survey of members...

Fishing grants on offer

Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock MP has called on people, businesses and community groups to apply for grants, through the Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund, that would maintain and protect Aboriginal cultural fishing. Mrs Hancock said the Fund was offering $500,000 in grants and loans to support community projects on the...