Shoalhaven News

Wanted South Coast man

South Coast Police are asking for our help to find this man ( pictured). Thirty-eight-year-old Nathan Whiting is wanted on two outstanding warrants and his last known address was in the Batemans Bay area. The two conviction warrants, relate to prohibited weapons and domestic violence offences. He described as being of caucasian appearance,...

Entertainment centre on track for May opening

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is due to re-open next month with a new-look Encoré Café & Bar.  Shoalhaven City Council appointed Nowra-based architectural firm Edmiston Jones to manage the project, which to date has employed over 120 workers from 10 sub-contractors completing in excess of 3000 work hours to date.  The centre, which closed in March 2020...

Manyana forest supporters to censure councillors

The Red Head Villages Association has voted to censure eight Shoalhaven City Councillors who opposed a buyback of unburnt forest in Manyana slated for a 182-home housing development. The motion was put forward at the association's Ordinary General Meeting on April 3 by Manyana Matters Environmental Association. In a survey of members...

Fishing grants on offer

Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock MP has called on people, businesses and community groups to apply for grants, through the Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund, that would maintain and protect Aboriginal cultural fishing. Mrs Hancock said the Fund was offering $500,000 in grants and loans to support community projects on the...

Double win for engineering excellence

Shoalhaven City Council has won two awards in the 2021 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Excellence Awards.  The awards recognise the most outstanding public works engineering projects and professionals. Council has won the Environmental Enhancement Project or Initiative Including Recovery, Recycling and Reusing Award for Shoalhaven Water’s Reclaimed Water Management Scheme...

South Coast Marine Rescue crews kept busy

Marine Rescue Batemans Bay had to head off shore yesterday after a boat radioed for help south of Moruya. The 5-6 metre vessel was found around 15-nautical miles out, on the shelf. It's electrical system had failed but the two people on board managed to restart it and M R Batemans 30...

Three dead including a child in a Lake Tabourie car crash

Three people, including a young child, have died in a single-vehicle crash on our South Coast this morning. About 4.30 emergency services were called to the Princes Highway, Lake Tabourie, about 13km south of Ulladulla, following reports a Honda Accord travelling north left the road and hit a tree. The female driver,...

Vincentia woman charged with 749 counts of fraud

A bookkeeper has been charged after allegedly defrauding her clients of more than $1.5 million over the last decade. In October last year, the State Crime Command’s Financial Crime Squad established Strike Force Strathwallen to investigate reports a family business had been defrauded by a woman employed to manage the company’s...

L'Etape community meetings planned

L’Étape Australia by Tour de France will host face-to-face local community meetings in April ahead of the cycling event that has been rescheduled for December. A first series of meetings will take place from April 12-14 at berry, Kiama and Robertson. During these meetings, the organisers will present the 2021 local community engagement campaign...

Heavy city traffic bound for the coast

Motorists heading away for the Easter break are advised to plan ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time, with heavy holiday traffic on major roads out of Sydney and in some regional areas. In the Illawarra and Shoalhaven: Southbound traffic is heavy from Dapto to Albion Park Rail on the M1...