Shoalhaven News

Shoalhaven expected to stay in lock down

South Coast MP Shelley Hancock thinks the Shoalhaven should be excluded from the lockdown this week, but doesn't believe it will be. The State Government is expected to announce today the future of the lockdown , and whether some regional areas can be excluded. Mrs Hancock said while she had been pushing...

Vincentia Medical Centre deep cleans after exposure to a COVID positive patient

The Vincentia Medical Centre will operate its Pfizer vaccination clinic this weekend despite shutting its doors on Wednesday and Thursday because of exposure to a COVID-19 positive patient. Spokesperson Annette Pham posted on social media "We have been advised by the Public Health Unit that a person who tested positive to...

Young man suffers serious head injury in Bomaderry brawl

A brawl involving four males in Bomaderry has left a 19-year-old hospitalised with a serious head injury. South Coast Police said that two men were walking along Leonard Street in Bomaderry around 4.45pm yesterday when they became involved in a fight with two other males. "During the fight a 19-year-old man suffered...

More COVID-19 cases in the Shoalhaven and Kiama

The Shoalhaven has recorded another two positive Covid-19 cases up until 8 pm on Tuesday night. There are now 14 active Coronavirus cases in the Shoalhaven. Illawarra Shoalhaven health said on its website the two cases are residents of Shoalhaven LGA, both of whom are linked to known cases. There is another reported...

Review to address Shoalhaven's doctor shortage

Regional Health Minister David Gillespie has announced a review of the process that determines if regions can employ extra internationally trained doctors. Several local medical practices have complained about being unable to replace doctors who have retired or moved away, because of the way Distribution Priority Areas are determined. Without gaining Distribution...

Travel bans a factor in more drownings on South Coast beaches

International travel restrictions have been linked to an increase in drowning deaths on local beaches. Surf Life Saving NSW Operations manager Brent Manieri said travel restrictions resulted in "a significant increase in drowning deaths" as more people explored different parts of Australia, and unfortunately many encountered problems when visiting unfamiliar and unpatrolled...

Valuable vintage history goes up in flames as fire engulfs a Nowra garage

Years of motoring history and restoration work were destroyed in minutes when a fire ripped through a Nowra backyard garage. Emergency crews rushed to the McKay Street address to find the shed well alight just before midday on Tuesday. Firefighters from Shellharbour and Nowra needed to use breathing apparatus, as thick smoke...

Shed fire in East Nowra

Emergency Services have been called to a large shed fire in East Nowra. Around 11:50 this morning, crews rushed to McKay Street. Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Scott Dodson said six vehicles inside the shed have been damaged. Crews are hoping to have the blaze fully extinguished in the next hour or so. The...

Ward voices disapproval over contract tracing

Kiama MP Gareth Ward, has voiced his disapproval over 'contact tracing', with Health Minister Brad Hazzard. In a letter, Mr Ward expresses his 'deep concern', with what he calls a totally 'unacceptable flaw', in the contact tracing system, and the use of Q-R codes.               ...

Eight new covid cases for the Shoalhaven

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW says the Illawarra Shoalhaven is starting to become an area of concern. Up to 8 last night, there were 21 cases all up. That includes nine cases in the Wollongong Local Government Area, eight cases in the Shoalhaven LGA and four cases in the...