Shoalhaven News

Grants on offer for community groups

Local organisations being are invited to apply for funds to support local projects that contribute to vibrant and viable communities. The Stronger Communities Programme provides up to $150,000 per federal electorate to fund small capital projects worth between $2,500 and $20,000. Federal Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips is calling for expressions of...

Repairs made to illegal channel at Tabourie

Remediation works are underway at Lake Tabourie and Wairo Beach, south of Ulladulla, to repair an illegally dug channel. On January 6, Shoalhaven City Council backfilled a small channel that had been dug by members of the public between Lake Tabourie and the ocean at Wairo Beach.   A council spokesperson said the channel had been illegally made using shovels over...

Lifesavers on standby as storms approach

With hazardous weather conditions forecast to impact the NSW coastline from today, surf lifesavers are urging the public to exercise caution. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Hazardous Surf Warning and a Marine Wind Warning for the NSW coast from the Eden Coast to the Coffs Coast. The hazardous weather conditions are forecast for today, Tuesday 19, and tomorrow, Wednesday 20 January. Conditions will be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock...

Call for second Ulladulla high school ramps up

Parents of Ulladulla High School students are planning a public rally in an effort to have a second high school, or senior campus, built in the district. A parent of two UHS students, Grant Schultz says the community is up in arms after the Department of Education announced recently that plans...

Milton Show cancelled

The Milton Show Society last night made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 Milton Show. Having taken on board all of the current regulations and guidelines - the decision was made at last nights committee meeting. "As sad as the decision is, we know that it is the right thing to...

Susie Maroney is Mollymook Aust Day ambassador

Champion marathon swimmer Susie Maroney will be in Mollymook for this year's Australia Day celebrations. Best known for conquering the English Channel, Maroney is this year's Ulladulla-Milton Lions Club Australia Day Ambassador. Locals and visitors will have a chance to meet and chat with the athlete after her official address - What...

Festival cancellation shatters princess dreams

Ulladulla's Blessing of the Fleet Festival has been cancelled for 2021, shattering the dreams of the prospective princesses like 15-year-old Isabella Young who has dreamed of wearing the crown her whole life. She was looking forward to being a princess and following in the footsteps of her mum Shelley and grandmother,...

Bookmark comp to celebrate Aussie summer

This year's Shoalhaven Libraries annual Bookmark Competition celebrates the Aussie Summer and library members to get crafty and design a bookmark celebrating everything they love about an Australian Summer.  Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley is excited to see the entries for this year’s competition and encourages library members to take part.  “Is it your favourite pair of thongs, or fancy beach towel? Ocean swimming or exploring lesser-known...

Moruya drowning tragedy

A woman has died after being pulled from water at a beach south of Moruya. Just before 4.30pm yesterday emergency services were called to Congo Beach, after reports a woman and boy were stuck in a rip. Police have been told a nearby surfer assisted the woman and boy back to shore,...

ScoMo drops into the Shoalhaven.

Taking a break. Prime Minister SCOTT MORRISON dropped into the Shoalhaven Heads Hotel/Motel late Thursday. The hotel posted this picture of the PM enjoying a quiet brew with the locals.