Shoalhaven News

Awesome result for Shoalhaven Animal Shelter

The Shoalhaven Animal Shelter has marked a milestone as it celebrates its first year in the hands of Shoalhaven Council.Not one animal had to be put down, with all 598 animals including dogs, cats, roosters, sheep, a goat, a horse and a bird going to new homes.Mayor Amanda Findley says...

Arrest after allegedly causing an evacuation

A man has been charged over an incident that led to the evacuation of a South Coast shopping centre earlier this year. On Monday March 4 police ordered people out of the shops on Orient Street at Batemans Bay, after a suspicious package was found in the centre's garden bed. The area...

Teen robbed at knifepoint in South Nowra

Two men have been charged after allegedly robbing a teenager at knifepoint in South Nowra. Around 12:30pm yesterday, a 16 year old boy was threatened by two men, at the Shoalhaven Netball Courts. After the 16 year old handed over a small amount of cash and his phone, the offenders fled into...

Funding for more South Coast fish habitats

A number of South Coast and Illawarra towns have been singled out for grants under the Habitat Action Grants Program. Almost 600-thousand dollars has been set aside for 26 unique fish habitat projects. Among those to get a slice of the money will be  recreational angling clubs, community groups, landholders and local...

Damaging winds heading our way

We're being warned of some damaging winds heading for the Coast and Highlands. The Weather Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning for gusts averaging around 90 km/h, but could reach in excess of 120 km/h in areas higher than 1900 metres. BLIZZARDS are likely for alpine areas above 1700 metres from...

Another effort to get deer numbers down

Gun owners across the Coast and Highlands could soon be given the go ahead to hunt deer. The state government is  considering giving all gun licence holders the right to cull wild deer populations in a bid to reduce herd numbers. The growing deer population has long been a problem in the...

A sixth person charged over Princes Highway fatal

A woman has now been charged following investigations by Lake Illawarra detectives into the fatal crash at Albion Park Rail earlier this year. The 22-year-old  is alleged to have been linked to those previously charged over the collision that killed a 25-year-old man and left three others with serious injuries when...

Hundreds protest at Minnamurra River

The call to help save Minnamurra River from a plan to increase sand mining was heard by hundreds on Sunday. They turned out with placards and banners urging Boral to put aside its scheme to expand its Dunmore Lakes mine. Both Kiama and Shellharbour councils have opposed the proposal, but Boral has...

Extensive injuries after motor cycle accident

An emergency helicopter was needed after an accident at Jamberoo on Saturday. Around 2pm a motor cyclist collided with a four-wheel drive at the corner of Jamberoo Mountain Road and Churchhill Street. The 56-year-old rider suffered extensive injuries including two broken legs and was flown on to St George Hospital. Photo source: Power/2st...

New boss for Southern Region Command

Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar takes up the role this week and is no stranger to the Southern Region. He started his policing in Goulburn and Wollongong in 1987 and working his way up the ranks, also spent time in the Shoalhaven when he was promoted to Superintendent. Assistant Commissioner Cassar says some of...