Shoalhaven News

COVID case numbers continue to rise

COVID case numbers continue rising, with 804 in NSW during the 24 hours to 8pm last night, while the number of Omicron cases in the state has grown to 85. The rise was also reflected locally, with 28 new cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District - the largest daily...

Water tests clear the way for Boneyard reopening

Kiama Council has reopened The Boneyard at Bombo Headland after water quality checks gave the popular beach the all clear. Council closed the beach last month after an overflow from a nearby Sydney Water wastewater pipeline. Sydney Water completed repairs to the pipeline and cleaned the area last week. Council then conducted water...

Severed head results in better shark protection in Jervis Bay

An apparent attempt to intimidate shark protection activists has backfired. After an activist's car was vandalised and a severed tiger shark head left on the bonnet last week during the White Sands Fishing Tournament, the Jervis Bay Game Fishing Club moved to ban sharks being killed in its competitions. The club said...

Buses replace trains on South Coast line as rail workers strike again

Train drivers have walked off the job for the second time in a week with major delays expected across the region. They're refusing to drive foreign built trains which will disrupt around three-quarters of the network today. For South Coast commuters heading north to Sydney, trains are running at a reduced frequency...

COVID case numbers bouncing around

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has recorded its highest daily COVID case number in 10 days, with 20 new cases reported to 8pm on Sunday night. They included one case in the Shoalhaven's 2541 area that was linked to a known case, two in Kiama, two in the Shellharbour local...

Tough week ahead for South Coast rail users

The South Coast train line will shutdown for maintenance this afternoon with buses to replace services between Dapto and Bomaderry until Thursday. From 12pm today buses will replace trains between Bomaderry and Kiama while from 2pm the stretch will extend from Bomaderry to Dapto. Buses will provide coverage over the extended section...