Shoalhaven News

Major works underway on Shoalhaven River foreshore upgrade

The first sod has been turned on the revitalisation of a one kilometre stretch of river foreshore at Shoalhaven Heads. The Shoalhaven Heads River Road Foreshore Precinct project was awarded $1.213 million from the NSW Government’s Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund, with Shoalhaven City Council contributing a further $873,000. Work will...

Possible delays as Burrill Bridge works continue

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions next week on the Princes Highway and adjoining local roads near the Burrill Lake Bridge. Pavement sealing work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 October, weather permitting. Lane closures, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of...

Art sale raises $25,000 for fire victims

Fire victims themselves were among many that purchased works at the charity Coastal Creative Appeal art exhibition held at the Ulladulla Civic Centre over the long weekend. Organiser Susan Curran says 480 people visited the exhibition which showcased more than 200 artworks, from textiles and pottery to paintings and sculptures -...

New rock climbing wall a hit at Dunn Lewis auditorium

Ulladulla’s long-awaited Dunn Lewis Centre auditorium will be officially opened on Monday, with families already testing their skills on a new indoor rock climbing wall over the school holidays. Centre manager Gayle Dunn says the rock climbing facility has been a popular addition to the community youth centre and is booked...

Police operation near Nowra Showground

A  30-year-old man is lucky to be alive after the car he was driving plummeted over a cliff at Hanging Rock Lookout on Ben's Walk at Nowra. Morning walkers were shocked to witness the car smash through bushland went it drove over the cliff at about 7.30am. The driver emerged from the...

Driver survives after car plummets off cliff at Nowra

A  30-year-old man is lucky to be alive after the car he was driving plummeted over a cliff at Hanging Rock Lookout on Ben's Walk at Nowra this morning. Morning walkers were shocked to witness the car smash through bushland and plough over the cliff at about 7.30am. The driver emerged from...

Crane rolls over at Kiama Downs

A crane has rolled over onto a new house being built at Kiama Downs. Fire and Rescue crews responded just after 10 o'clock yesterday morning. A Spokesperson says the crane was lifting roof sheets when the ground under one of the stabilisers gave way causing the crane to roll over. The driver suffered...

Palm Beach upgrade underway

Sanctuary Point’s Palm Beach upgrade is underway, with the first sod on the project turned today (Thursday). The popular picnic and boating area will be transformed into a tourism precinct with upgrades to Ray Brooks Reserve, including a two-metre-wide accessible concrete path linking the amenities building, carpark and playground; new accessible...

Katrina cycles for sick kids

Cyclist Katrina Meredith is hitting the trails around Milton-Ulladulla to help the Children's Medical Research Institute continue its work into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer. Katrina loves cycling to keep fit and says the October Great Cycle Challenge is a great way for her to...

Two car crash at Jerrawangala

Emergency Services have been called to a two car crash at Jerrawangala. The incident took place on the Princes Highway around six o'clock last night. NSW Paramedics say a women aged in her 60's suffered neck and chest pains and was taken to Sholhaven Hospital in a serious but stable condition. Another person...