Shoalhaven News

Calls for council to waive health & safety inspection fee

Shoalhaven Councillors will be asked to support a waiver of the $300 fee associated with council's annual mandatory health and safety inspection. Councillor Mitchell Pakes will be putting forward the notice of motion at a meeting towards the end of the month after a number of ratepayers in his ward contacted...

Book a facility online

Shoalhaven City Council has launched its new Book a Facility platform which allows individuals and organisations to book sportsgrounds, showgrounds, community halls and reserves online. The platform is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For further details head to: https://www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Services/Book-a-Facility Telephone assistance and over the counter bookings are still available from...

Community forum at Sussex Inlet

Residents at Sussex Inlet are organising a community forum to help better prepare the area for natural disasters such as floods and fires. Council, State and Federal government representatives will be in attendance. The meeting is taking place at the Thompson Street Hall on Friday August 14 between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Because of...

Live event for Nowra Bridge project

Transport for NSW is hosting a Facebook Live event tomorrow about the Nowra Bridge project. Community members can log on between 12:30pm and 1pm by following the link below. https://www.facebook.com/events/1192880574379506/ You can write questions and comments in the discussion area beneath the video feed while the live stream is taking place. Resident have until...

Man dies in Nelligen car crash

A man has died after his car crashed and became engulfed with flames on our South Coast. Shortly after 1pm (Monday 3 August 2020), officers from South Coast Police District were called to the Kings Highway at Nelligen, following reports a car was on fire on the side of the road. On...

Accused Bomaderry murderer remains behind bars

The man accused of setting a house on fire in Bomaderry last Friday night which left a 49 year old man dead has had bail formally refused once again following a second mention in court in as many days. 26 year old Harley Thompson faces a murder charge and 3 counts...

Fresh plea to help find missing South Coast man

As part of missing persons week police have renewed their call for our help to find a man who went missing from the South Coast four years ago. Seventy-six-year-old RAY SPEECHLEY was last seen at an aged care facility on Ruth Place, Dalmeny, about 4pm on Thursday July 7, 2016. He's described...

Work begins to improve South Coast rail line

Investigation work has begun to improve the rail link between Kiama and Bomaderry. Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said it's the first step towards improving rail capacity on the South Coast as part of the state government's $125 million dollar commitment to rail infrastructure in the region. "The work is the first...

Lions remain top of Group 7 after second round thrillers

Gerringong remains undefeated after two rounds of the Group 7 Rugby League premiership after beating the Shellharbour Sharks 34-28 at Ron Costello Oval. The Lions led 10-6 at halftime before running out six-point winners. Warilla-Lake South bounced back from last weekend's narrow loss to the Sharks with a 24-22 upset of reigning...

Yallah - woman missing from Illawarra region

Police are appealing for assistance to locate an Illawarra woman who has gone missing. Calisha Upokomaki, aged 24, was last seen leaving her home to head to a shopping centre in Wollongong about 12.30pm on Friday 24 July 2020. Police were alerted when she failed to return to her Yallah home and...