Shoalhaven News

Crash causing delays in South Nowra

There's been a crash affecting southbound traffic on the Princes Highway approaching Hillcrest Avenue in South Nowra. It appears a truck has hit the barricade and caused damage to the fence. Emergency Services are in attendance, motorist should allow extra travel time. Further updates will be provided as they come to hand.

Coroner finds toddler death could have been prevented

A Coroner has found a 17-month-old toddler died due to the failure of doctors to treat a bacterial infection. In March 2016, Troy Almond was taken to the emergency ward at Shoalhaven Hospital by his mother Kim Macklin. Troy died within 24 hours of been discharged, the Coroner finding he died as...

Construction of Bay and Basin Ambulance station complete

Construction is now complete at the new Bay and Basin Ambulance Station located on The Wool Road. It's now been handed over to New South Wales Ambulance Personnel who are carrying out a carefully planned fit-out and commissioning process before the station becomes operational. Key features of the new station include: *Internal parking...

Investigations underway following Illaroo fire

Investigations are underway after a machinery shed went up in flames on Hughes Road at Illaroo. The 60m by 30m shed was completely engulfed and nothing could be saved. The blaze was extinguished by midnight on Friday. A man suffered minor burns and was treated by paramedics. Photo credit: Shoalhaven Heads RFS

Illawarra and Shoalhaven School children protest climate change

Kiama MP Gareth Ward has slammed a protest that took place on Friday, where children were encouraged to skip school so they could take part in a nationwide protest on climate change. The demonstrations organised in opposition to the Federal Government's policies on how it's handling carbon emissions. Mr Ward says students...

Dust cloud catches residents by surprise

Strong winds have unexpectedly picked up dust particles from out West and are blowing it across the Eastern parts of the State. The Bureau of Metrology says the cloud is impacting various parts of the State from the South, all the way through to the Queensland and New South Wales border. Duty...

Fiona Phillips weighs into hospital debate

The Federal Labor Candidate for Gilmore says a Shorten Labor Government would invest $2.8 Billion back into Hospitals. The pledge comes as Fiona Phillips highlights a funding cut from the Federal Government of $715 Million saying it's having a devastating impact in the Shoalhaven. Ms Phillips says staffing is one of the...

$500 fine for Matt Brown

Former NSW police minister Matt Brown has pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous drug and utensil after being caught at a Queensland casino. Matthew James Brown - ex-Labor MP and now a Kiama councillor - was fined $500 on Tuesday with no conviction recorded, according to Queensland authorities. Brown was caught...

SES volunteer dies while removing a tree

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the death of a New South Wales SES Volunteer. The 39-year-old man from Albion Park was removing a fallen tree in Flinders, CPR was administered but sadly, he couldn't be revived. Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant has passed on his condolences to the...