Shoalhaven News

Closure of Gosangs Tunnel and Mermaids Inlet

  Access to Gosangs Tunnel and Mermaids Inlet at Abrahams Bosom Reserve Currarong,  which is also known as Beecroft Peninsula, will be closed to the public as a safety measure, to allow for assessment of its long-term future. Crown Lands has advised after ongoing wet weather, a visual assessment has determined the...

The new Nowra Bridge now spans the Shoalhaven River

The final segment has been poured and the new Nowra Bridge has now reached the northern side of the Shoalhaven River, marking an exciting milestone for the project. Parliamentary Secretary for the South Coast Shelley Hancock said  “To see the gap close between the bridge and land has to be the...

Minor Flood warning for Sussex Inlet and St Georges Basin

Minor flooding is possible at Sussex Inlet today on the high tides. The SES said, an abnormally high tide has the potential to cause minor flooding along the St. Georges Basin at Sussex Inlet today as well. Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology, it is possible on the...

Another warning about severe weather

There's been another severe weather warning for areas including the Shoalhaven, Illawarra and South Coast. The Weather Bureau is predicting damaging winds developing over the southeast during Saturday. It says a strengthening southwesterly airstream will extend northwards during Saturday as a deep low pressure system moves past the southeast of Tasmania. The low...

100 days until world's best cyclists descend on South Coast

It's just 100 days before the world's best cyclists descend on the South Coast, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. The 2022 UCI Road World Championships are being held in Wollongong from September 18 to 25, and organisers are assembling 1500 volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly. They'll...

Shoalhaven's new suburb Badagarang

The Geographical Names Board  is seeking community feedback on a proposal by Shoalhaven City Council to create a new suburb named Badagarang in the Moss Vale Road Urban Release Area. Acting Chair of the Geographical Names Board Thomas Grinter said the Board was encouraging community comment before considering the proposal. “We want...

Paintback recovers over 36 million kilograms of unwanted paint

Australians have returned over 36 million kilograms of unwanted paint and packaging to the National Paint Recovery scheme since it was established six years ago. Across the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands more than 254 thousand kilograms of unwanted paint has been collected. The successful Paintback scheme receives unwanted oil and water based...

Shoalhaven Rotary Emergency Service Community Awards

Outstanding Volunteers and Police have been recognised at the Shoalhaven Rotary's Emergency Service Community Awards. Sussex Inlet Marine Rescue's Karen Lowry was awarded the overall Shoalhaven Emergency Services Officer of the Year. Ms. Lowry said, " We're a great team at Sussex and this is for the team, it's not for me...

Two charged after police vehicle rammed in North Nowra

A woman and man have been charged in connection with an alleged pursuit. Just after one o'clock this morning the driver of a Holden Rodeo failed to sop for a random breath test at Bomaderry. Police followed the SUV through the streets of Bomaderry and North Nowra. Officers will allege the driver of...

Three arrested after police vehicle rammed

Three people are in custody after a pursuit through the Shoalhaven this morning. The pursuit was initiated about 1.15am, after the driver of a Holden Rodeo ute allegedly did not to stop as directed in Bomaderry for a random breath test.Officers attached to South Coast Police District activated lights and sirens...