Shoalhaven News

Sanctuary Point Covid clinic now open

A pop-up covid testing clinic is now open in the Bay and Basin after a positive case visited the Taj Indian Restaurant in Huskisson on December 27. NSW Health opened the drive-through clinic at Francis Ryan Reserve in Paradise Beach Road and Sanctuary Point at 8am  and it will remain open over...

BREAKING Two new covid cases in Shoalhaven

Two positive cases of coronavirus have been detected in the Shoalhaven.Member for Kimama Gareth Ward has just confirmed cases in both Huskisson and Kangaroo Valley.The news comes after case of COVID-19 visited the Kangaroo Valley Nostalgia Factory and the Taj Indian restaurant at Huskisson on December 27.Anyone in these areas...

Award for Conjola bushfire film

The locally produced bushfire documentary, We Are Conjola, has been given an honourable mention the New York International Film Awards overnight, and has also made official selection in the Venice Film Awards.Filmmaker Ash Brennan, who lost his home at Conjola Park 12 months ago, says he is thrilled with the...

Covid alert for Huskisson, Kangaroo Valley

Covid-19 alerts have been issued for two Shoalhaven venues overnight. NSW Health has advised venues in Kangaroo Valley and Huskisson were visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19 on Sunday December 27.Anyone who attended the following south coast venues at the times listed below should monitor for symptoms and if they...

5000 butts collected near hospital

  A Cigarette Butt blitz near Shoalhaven Hospital, has resulted in council ranger, the Riverwatch community group and Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation (ISJO) picking up around 5000 butts which may have otherwise ended up in the nearby river.As part of the blitz, Shoalhaven City Council has installed four cigarette butt litter...

Alleged Bali bomb mastermind to be released

Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged mastermind behind the 2002 Bali Bombing that killed two Ulladulla teenagers, is preparing to walk free from an Indonesian prison on Friday.The 82 year old Islam extremist was jailed for 15 years after the attack, which took the lives of 88 Australians including Ulladulla surfers...

Australia Day awards online, but festivals to proceed in Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven’s official Australia Day Awards ceremony will be an online affair this year, due to covid regulations, however community festivals will still go ahead at Mollymook and Berry. Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging visitors and locals to celebrate, whether they are in the north or the south of the city. Kick start the day with a free...

Better lighting for Shoalhaven grounds

New lighting will soon be installed at the Ulladulla Sporting Complex, Lyrebird Park in Nowra and Frogs Holla in Milton.  The new sportsfield floodlights use 50 per cent less power than traditional floodlight fittings and will help to increase the safety and playability of sportsfields, especially during night-time training and will also benefit locations that host multi-day events which boost the local economy.  Mayor...

New Nowra Drive-Thru COVID Testing Clinic

NSW Health Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has opened a new drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at the Nowra Showground to meet the demand for increased testing in the Shoalhaven.  The clinic is open 7 days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm. It's located on West Street with entry via the Worrigee St...

Shellharbour covid venue updates

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is advising the community of new and  updated advice regarding venues in Shellharbour that have been visited by confirmed cases of  COVID-19.   New venues  Anyone who attended the following venue at the time listed is considered a casual  contact who must get tested immediately and isolate...