Shoalhaven News

Five more COVID-19 deaths in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Five people with confirmed COVID-19 from the Wollongong and Shellharbour areas have died in the 24 hours until 8 pm Monday according to NSW Health. There were 974 positive COVID-19 test cases notified for that 24 hour period across the Illawarra Shoalhaven. That number included 437 positive rapid antigen tests and 537...

One million state dollars to fund Ison Park upgrade

Shoalhaven District Football Association is among 41 regional NSW organisations to share in more than $24 million for new and upgraded sports facilities in Round 2 of the Regional Sport Facility Fund by the NSW Government.  Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock said the awarding of $1 million for amenity and facility upgrades...

Young men at highest risk of drowning this summer

Three quarters of the 50 Australians who have drowned since the start of the summer are men and Royal Life Saving is on a mission to make sure no more lives are lost. Craig Roberts from RLS said the Australia Day public holiday is traditionally a tragic one. "A majority of those...

Illawarra Shoalhaven COVID-19 infection cases fall.

There are 896 positive COVID-19 test results  notified for the 24 hour period to 8pm yesterday across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local health district,  99 cases lower than the previous 24 hours. Today's numbers include 380 positive rapid antigen tests and 516 positive PCR tests. A breakdown of the positive PCR tests show...

Hundreds gather to oppose South Kiama housing development

Opponents of a proposed large housing development in South Kiama turned out in a show of strength against the proposal for a community rally at Hindmarsh Park on Saturday. Protesters sent a loud, clear message to Macquarie Street bureaucrats to stay out of local planning decisions. Opponents, including Member for Kiama, Gareth...

Kids rate Berry's Boongaree Nature Playpark after its official opening

The Boongaree Nature Play Park has officially opened and hundreds of families have already experienced its attractions. The six-point-four million dollar playground was previously known as the Berry District Park and is a result of a collaboration between Berry Rotary, Shoalhaven Council with funding from Federal and State Governments. The Nature Play...

Police appeal for help to find man last seen in Kiama

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Minto area, who was last seen in Kiama. Sathyendra Subbanna, 62, was reported missing to officers attached to Campbelltown City Police Area Command on January 13, after he failed to return to work after time off. Initial inquiries revealed...

Big fine for CFMMEU

The Federal Court has fined the CFMMEU $184,000 in relation to a couple of incidents at the Kiama Aged Care Centre construction project back in 2018. Former official Gerasimos Danalis was found to have obstructed three concrete trucks, resulting in concrete being wasted and work delayed. Mr Danalis and current official Anthony...