Shoalhaven News

Wild weather causes no major damage

Local State Emergency Service Volunteers responded to about 50 calls for assistance as a result of yesterday's heavy rain and windy conditions across the district. Thankfully there was no major damage, but over the last day, nearly 150mm of rain was dumped in Nowra. The worst of the weather has now passed...

Road closures & cancellations

A number of roads have been impacted by the Current Weather: Road Closed Kangaroo Valley, Glenmurray Road – causeway impassable Water Over and Debris over the following roads Flooding on the Princes Highway at Jerrawangala (south of Nowra) so motorists should exercise extreme caution. Bangalee- Illaroo Road near Moondara Drive Bomaderry- Meroo Road near Fletchers Lane Burrier-...

Ex Kiama MP busted with ICE

Former Kiama MP and Ex New South Wales Police Minister Matt Brown has pleaded guilty to possession of the drug Ice. Newscorp reports Mr Brown faced a Queensland Court after he was found to be in possession of a small quantity of the drug as well as a pipe in a...

Single vehicle rollover at Aylmerton

Update 7.25am: The accident has been cleared with traffic flows returning to normal. Earlier: Motorists are being advised to beware of a car accident that has occurred at Aylmerton on the Old Hume Highway at the Hume Motorway On-Ramp. Southbound traffic is affected, Live Traffic reports a car has rolled over. Emergency services are on...

Think twice if you're heading out onto the water today

Update 11am More than 150mm has fallen at Porter's Creek Damn in the Shoalhaven over the last 24 hours, one of the highest figures in New South Wales. Macquarie Pass remains closed in both directions. Lots of rain so far in #NSW, still more to come along the coast. Highest recorded was 152...

Heavy rain on its way

Much of the state's east is gearing up for a soaking tomorrow, with the potential for flash flooding. The weather bureau has issued a warning for heavy rainfall on the South Coast, with totals of between 70 to 100-millimetres expected in Nowra alone. Jason Sims from the S-E-S says residents right along...

Local schools to receive air conditioning

Kiama MP Gareth Ward has announced a large number of schools across the region are receiving air conditioning under the first round of the State Governments Cooler Classrooms Program. Schools to benefit in the South Coast electorate will include Nowra High School, Shoalhaven High School, Vincentia Public School, Terara Public School...

Major weather event forecast on Coast

Residents across the Coast and Highlands will be battered by heavy rain and strong winds on Wednesday. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting that between 60 to 150 millimetres of rain could fall in the Highlands. Meanwhile in Nowra 40 to 100 millimetres could fall. Thunderstorms will develop late on Tuesday and then...

Nowra supports Freedom of Entry March

Shoalhaven Residents lined the streets on Friday afternoon to support Navy and Airforce personnel when the Freedom of Entry March took place. About 1000 uniformed personnel took part in the March which dates back to medieval times when typically, the military wasn't allowed into our cities unless granted special privileges. Captain Commanding...