Shoalhaven News

Nowra Bridge Project info sessions invite

We're being invited to a Nowra Bridge project information session. They're about to get stuck into building the decking and they're keen to tell us all about it. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said a highlight of the upcoming community information session will be a presentation on the construction process. “The new bridge...

Grant money for Shoalhaven coastline

The NSW Government yesterday announced more than $2.3 million in coastal funding has been awarded to councils through the 2020-2021 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program’s planning stream which will provide assistance to councils in managing their coastlines. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock congratulated the councils which included Kiama Municipal, Shoalhaven...

Currowan bushfire commemorative plaque unveiled in Nowra

A permanent reminder and tribute to those who helped during the Currowan bushfires has been put in place. A plaque has been unveiled today on the front lawn of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre acknowledging the help not only to fight the fires, but with the recovery that has followed. Meantime on Friday...

Burn off - Shoalhaven  

The RFS is continuing to prepare for bushfires. They say hazard reductions don't remove the threat of fire and it doesn't remove the need for you and your family to be prepared. If there is a hazard reduction burn planned for your area, take the following steps: Keep doors and windows closed to...

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...