Shoalhaven News

House destroyed at Shoalhaven Heads

A mother and her baby have had a lucky escape after fire ripped through their home at Shoalhaven Heads. The blaze broke out yesterday morning, with crews from Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service on scene within minutes. They had to deal with a number of potential threats including venting...

Ladder fall at Bomaderry

A man is recovering in St. George Hospital after falling fives metres off a ladder in a backyard at Bomaderry. Three Paramedics crews responded just before 6 on Saturday night. The man aged in his 60's was eventually airlifted to St. George Hospital in a serious but stable condition. He sustained ankle and...

High fives for Coolangatta Estate

Coolangatta Estate has come away with some impressive results at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show. Their Savignan 2010 collected 3 trophies, including Best White Wine of the Show! Wine producer Greg Bishop first released the wine back in 2009 and was instantly confident that he could see a good future for...

Mayor signs statement linking climate change & bushfires

Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley has signed a joint statement calling on the Australian Government to acknowledge the link between climate change and the catastrophic fire conditions facing New South Wales and Queensland this week. The statement was also signed by 11 other Mayors across the state. The group is also calling on...

Another fire at Riverhaven Motel in Nowra

Emergency Services have been called to a fire at the old Riverhaven Motel in Nowra The hotel is situated on the western side of the Highway and has been abandoned now for several years. Crews are currently on scene fighting the blaze so we don't know a great amount of detail. Another fire...

Total Fire Ban - Severe Fire Danger

A total fire ban is in place across the Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee today with hot and windy conditions forecast. The NSW Rural Fire Service has also issued a severe fire danger rating. Residents are being asked to follow their bushfire survival plan and remain vigilant. They can also to keep up to date...

Increase in visitor spend

Some impressive stats for the Shoalhaven in the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia. Last financial year, visitor nights increased a record 17%, while total visitors were up a modest 3%. Meantime estimated visitor spend increased by $53 million to $934m, which is nearing the $1 billion target for 2020. IMAGE CREDIT: Shoalhaven...

YES... but just not in our backyard

With testing underway for Australia's first offshore wind farm off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria, we thought we'd canvass the thoughts of some of our Councillors, about whether they'd support a similar project here off the shores in the Shoalhaven. Mayor Amanda Findley who's a big supporter of renewable...

Petition tabled in State Parliament

A petition containing almost 5000 signatures has been tabled in State Parliament opposing Boral’s plans to expand their Dunmore sand mining operations near the banks of the Minnamurra River. The project involves digging two new sand mining pits within 150 metres of the wetlands. Back in July a rally was held on...

Suspicious house fire at Sanctuary Point

Police are investigating a suspicious house fire at Sanctuary Point. Just after 7pm yesterday, a neighbour noticed smoke coming from a house on Macleans Point Road. Fire and Rescue NSW crews attended along with the St. Georges Basin Rural Fire Service and Officers from the South Coast Police District. Police believe the fire...