Shoalhaven News

Illaroo fire brought under control

  Crews from the Rural Fire Service have conducted a series of back burning operations overnight to bring under control a bush fire at Illaroo, west of Nowra. The blaze has burned out more than 37 hectares, but thankfully there's been no damage to property, with a southerly change bringing with it...

Crews called to Illaroo fire

Rural Fire Service crews have been called to a bushfire at Illaroo. Just after 12:30pm, firefighters were called to the back of Hughes Road, where smoke was seen in the area. It's not known how the blaze started but Crews are hoping to get it under control by later this afternoon. They're also...

Labor pledges to build the nations first ever Community Power Hub in the Shoalhaven

The Federal Labor Candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips has announced a Shorten Led Labor Government would establish the nations first ever Community Power Hub in the Shoalhaven. The $100 Million Neighbourhood Renewables Program is aimed at helping renters and social housing residents benefit from cheaper and cleaner renewable energy. It would support...

Shoalhaven City Councillors divided over Australia Day

Shoalhaven City Councillor Greg Watson has submitted a notice of motion to ensure Australia Day will always be celebrated on the 26th of January in the region. Councillor Watson says he's disgusted and appalled by the disrespect being shown to Australia Day by Greens Councillors with their ideologically driven comments. He says...

Council highlights various projects that need to be completed at Sanctuary Point

Shoalhaven City Council has passed a motion for a number of works to be considered for completion including traffic calming measures on Larmer Avenue, maintenance work on Park Drive and to promote Palm Beach as an iconic tourism destination. The motion also calls for the construction of a boardwalk to allow...

Fiona Phillips dismisses concerns on Labor's proposed tax reform policy

The Federal Labor Candidate for Gilmore has dismissed concerns by Independent Candidate Grant Schultz on Labor's proposed franking tax reforms and the winding back of negative gearing. Mr Schultz is concerned the tax reforms will be detrimental to self-funded retirees, while Labor's scaling back of negative gearing would slow the property...

Gareth Ward says it's time to start planning for a Nowra bypass

Traffic queues in Nowra were among the worst seen in the region in recent times yesterday, with live Traffic reporting the gridlock stretched for more than 7 kilometres. Thankfully the majority of drivers appeared to be well behaved with no accidents reported, but at one stage, it was quicker to travel...

Katrina Hodgkinson eyes off Gilmore

The former New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries has flagged her interest in running for the ultra-marginal seat of Gilmore. Katrina Hodgkinson has resided in the Shoalhaven since retiring in 2017 and has been meeting with locals to discuss various issues. Ms Hodkinson telling Win News she's in talks with the...

North Nowra teenager charged over possessing MDMA at Sydney music festival

Fourteen people have been charged with drug-related offences, following a police operation at the Rolling Loud music festival held at Sydney Olympic Park over the weekend. The police operation involved officers from Central Metropolitan Region and South West Metropolitan Region, assisted by specialist units including the Dog Unit, Licensing Police, and...

Man drowns at Kangaroo Valley

The body of a man who went missing in the Kangaroo River has now been found. Around 3:40pm on Sunday, a 27 year old Chinese National went swimming with friends near a camp ground at Bendeela, when he disappeared under water. Police say he'd been using an inflatable mattress at the time. Emergency...