Shoalhaven News

New look into parking near popular playground

Shoalhaven City Council says it is aware of the issues, and community concerns, regarding car parking at Boongaree in Berry.  Parking elements around such an important piece of infrastructure need to be considered in regard to the entire Boongaree project. As a result, additional measures are currently being investigated to address parking issues at Boongaree.  Taking into consideration the...

Police release CCTV as part of investigation into Nowra stabbing death

Homicide Squad detectives have released CCTV footage as they continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of a man in the Shoalhaven earlier this year. Just before 4.20am on Tuesday January 4, emergency services were called to the intersection of Haigh Avenue and Worrigee Street at Nowra, following reports a man had...

Fire destroys Gerringong home

A two-storey home on Greta Street in Gerringong has been destroyed after going up in flames overnight. Emergency Services were called around 7.30pm to find the property well alight with multiple RFS and Fire and Rescue NSW crews responding. The blaze has been extinguished but crews are still on scene monitoring for...

What the State Budget means for the Shoalhaven

Yesterday's NSW State Budget included funding for several key Shoalhaven projects. Highlights for the Shoalhaven and Illawarra include: EDUCATION • $18.4 million in 2022-23 to relocate Budawang School. • $5.8 million in 2022-23 to establish a new primary school in South Nowra/Worrigee. • $1.0 million in 2022-23 to continue major upgrades at Bomaderry High School. HEALTH Continued...

Fishing and boating facility upgrades

Shoalhaven City Council has successfully secured $275,000 for jetty upgrades and launch facilities thanks to the NSW Government’s Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Grants Program.  The communities of Lake Tabourie and Shoalhaven Heads will benefit from three grants which will improve the way people fish, boat, paddle and enjoy the area’s stunning...

Group Seven's Matt Caroll milestones

The milestones keep coming for Shellharbour Sharks Group Seven Rugby League legend Matt Caroll. The Sharks skipper will make his 200th first grade appearance in this Saturday's clash against the Superoos. Caroll became the first ever player in Group Seven history to score two thousand points after kicking three conversions last weekend. The...

Man accused of setting another man alight at Saddleback Mountain denied bail

A man charged with multiple offences for allegedly setting fire to a 51-year old man at Saddleback Mountain over the weekend has been refused bail by Wollongong Local Court. It's alleged that 42-year-old Quinton Chester Nydegger threw petrol on the man and set him alight at a Fountaindale Road property on...

Man rescued from Sussex Inlet house fire

A smoke alarm is being credited with saving a man from fire at a Sussex Inlet house early Saturday morning. Rural Fire Service fire fighters wearing breathing gear pulled the man from the burning house at about 6.30am after a neighbour heard a smoke alarm and raised the alert. The home occupant...

Man charged after victim is set alight

An Illawarra man is due in court today charged with allegedly setting another man on fire at the weekend. About 4.20pm on Saturday 18 June 2022, emergency services attended a property on Fountaindale Road at Saddleback Mountain, west of Kiama, following reports a man had sustained serious burns. Officers attached to Lake...

Driver escapes injury after Shoalhaven Heads MVA

A driver has escaped serious injury after a crash at Shoalhaven Heads overnight. Shoalhaven Heads Pumper and Tanker, responded to reports of a single MVA on Backforest Rd. The driver was checked for possible glass in his eye by NSW Ambulance. Image: Shoalhaven Heads Rural Fire Service