Shoalhaven News

Four arrested over trail of destruction

Police have arrested four people allegedly responsible for damaging around 50 cars on the South Coast. Between July 16 and 17, more than 30 cars parked in residential areas in Lake Illawarra, Mount Warrigal, Oak Flats, Barrack Heights and Barrack Point had windows and mirrors smashed. Similar incidents were reported in the...

Out of action for some time

Kiama Council expects Jamberoo Mountain Road to be out of action for a lengthy period of time after a large landslip from the heavy rain claimed a chunk of road. Motorists are being told to use Macquarie Pass. Council workers have installed safety barriers at the bottom and top of Jamberoo Mountain. Access...

Kiama couple hit with public health breaches

A Kiama couple returning from Victoria with their two children have been dealt with by Police for failing to self isolate properly. The 36 year old man and 37 year old woman were made aware of the requirements at the Hume Highway checkpoint in Albury back on July 12. Police carried out...

Man dies in two-vehicle crash near Culburra Beach

Emergency Services were called about 7.20am to Culburra Road at Wollumboola following reports a 4WD and truck had collided. Police said the male driver of the 4WD died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified. The truck driver, a man believed to be aged in his 20s, sustained injuries to...

Jamberoo Mountain Road closed

Jamberoo Mountain Road is closed in both directions between Illawarra Highway, Robertson and Daltons Road, Jamberoo due to a landslide. Motorists should use the Illawarra Highway (Macquarie Pass) or Princes Highway instead.Emergency services and council crews are on site. Motorists are also advised to take care and allow extra travel time.  For the latest traffic information,...

Wild Weather Updates - 28th July

  Image: NSW SES Kiama Unit - Facebook Last updated: 4:00pm ROAD CLOSURES Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet (at Wunda Ave intersection). Jamberoo Mountain Road is closed because of a landslip. Uncertain when it will reopen. Bugong Road closed from Duffys Lane, Budgong to Emerys Road, North Nowra. River Rd Sussex Inlet (at Harbord St intersection). Berry Street Bridge...

Thousands still without power in the Shoalhaven

Endeavour Energy emergency crews will commence work this morning to safely restore power to the remaining 6100 Shoalhaven homes and businesses without power. At the height of the storm yesterday, more than 15,000 customers were without electricity due to the extensive damage caused by strong winds and torrential rain. There are almost...

Sussex Inlet residents urged to evacuate

  NSW SES is directing people at the following addresses to evacuate: ✔️Wunda Ave, numbers 5, 8, 10, 11, and 13.✔️Elmoos Avenue, numbers 52, 54 and 60.✔️Jacobs Street, number 120.✔️Poole Avenue, number 4.✔️River Road, numbers 155, 266, 270.✔️Cater crescent, number 4.✔️Banksia Street, number 9 and✔️Fairview Avenue, number 9. Note, information currently provided by...

Road Closure Update - Monday 27 July 2020

Image: Rebecca Hoy - Facebook Last updated: 4:40pm ROAD CLOSURES A minor flood watch is in place for the Shoalhaven River catchment and St Georges Basin catchment at Sussex Inlet. Princes Hwy near Milton closed, one of two northbound lanes due to fallen tree and powerlines. Audley Weir between Audley Road and Sir Bertram Stevens...

Man killed in South Coast tractor accident

South Coast Police are investigating the death of man after responding to calls that a tractor rolled on a property at Greendale yesterday afternoon. Police said the 79-year-old man died at the scene. They believe he might have been working on the machine when it rolled onto him. A report is being prepared...