Shoalhaven News

Thrive Together Fair

This winter, Shoalhaven City Council is hosting a donations drive for people in the community that are doing it tough. From Monday 13 June to Friday 15 July 2022, we’re collecting essential items and creating dignity packs that will be distributed to attendees at the Thrive Together Fair this August.    The Thrive Together...

Fiona Phillips confirmed as Gilmore MP

The Australian Electroral Commission has today confirmed that Labor's Fiona Phillips has won the federal seat of Gilmore. Surrounded by supporters at the AEC facility at Port Kembla this morning, Ms Phillips thanked her family, supporters and staff, as well as acknowledging the other candidates and their families. AEC officials confirmed the...

National Parks improved fire protection

The 2022-23 NSW Budget is delivering a major boost to fire management in national parks through a $598 million investment, delivering 250 permanent jobs and critical infrastructure upgrades. Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock MP said the funding will ensure the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) can increase hazard reduction...

Man wanted over alleged theft

Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify the male. The male was involved in an alleged stealing incident at a business on Central Avenue, South Nowra on the 6th of June 2022 where a number of electrical goods were stolen. The male is described as Caucasian, 40s, medium build, and...

Regional Youth Action Plan

The Office for Regional Youth (ORY) is developing a Regional Youth Action Plan to help young people live their best life across NSW. They are conducting a survey to understand what the challenges are in the Shoalhaven and regional NSW and it’s really important that they hear from you and the youth you...

AEC makes decision on Gilmore re-count

The Australian Electoral Commission has made a decision regarding the touted vote re-count for the Federal seat of Gilmore. Australian Electoral Commission Director, Media & Digital Engagement Evan Ekin-Smyth, has confirmed that a recount will not be directed. The request was considered carefully. The counting process was undertaken in line with the Electoral...

Sonder Youth's Changemakers initiative

An innovative program that empowers young people to create positive change in their communities is among the latest round of projects to receive funding under the NSW Government’s $10.3 million Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative. Minister for Regional Youth Ben Franklin met with Sonder Youth in the Shoalhaven to announce...

Bill Moore Bridge reconnecting Illaroo Farm

A milestone has been reached as the Shoalhaven community continues to heal from the devastating 2020 bushfires with the completion of the new Bill Moore Bridge. The new $850,000 bridge is a collaboration between the NSW Government, eight local, state and federal agencies and the Mia Mia Aboriginal Corporation. The bridge across Kellets Creek was the sole access point to...

One road fatality during the NSW Queens Birthday Long weekend

The four-day Queens Birthday long weekend traffic operation has now concluded, with one life lost on NSW roads. A state-wide road policing operation ran throughout the Queen’s Birthday long weekend beginning at 12.01am on Friday June 10, ending at 11.59pm on Monday night. With double demerits in force for the period, the...

Scheduled declaration cancelled

Today's scheduled declaration for the seat of Gilmore has been cancelled after Liberal Candidate Andrew  Constance lodged a formal request for a recount. In a statement, Mr. Constance said his scrutineers have raised concerns in relation to certain aspects of the process, particularly the scrutiny of informal votes. Given the close result,...