Shoalhaven News

Minor flood warning for Shoalhaven River

Minor flooding is forecast for the Shoalhaven River. The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted the Shoalhaven River  is likely to reach 2.60 metres around 04:00 am Monday with minor flooding.  Further rises are possible with forecast rain.  The Shoalhaven River at Terara is likely to reach 2.50 metres around 06:00 am Monday with...

After 75 days Currowan fire finally extinguished

The Currowan bushfire in the Shoalhaven has now been officially put out. The blaze which started 75 days ago burnt out almost 500,000 hectares and stretched from one end of the Shoalhaven to the other. It also affected The Eurobodalla, Wingecarribee and Palerang Local Government areas. A total of 312 homes were destroyed...

SES urging us to stay ready

State Emergency Services are gearing up for a busy weekend ahead of forecast severe storms. A weather warning for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and hazardous surf conditions is current from Coffs Harbour to Ulladulla. Extra crews have been tasked to handle an expected influx of call outs. The S-E-S  says they've had just...

'Love' campaign launched for areas ravaged by bushfires

A government-funded tourism campaign is aiming to encourage holiday-makers to travel to bushfire-affected areas across the state. The initiative "Now's The Time To Love New South Wales" urges travellers to take a "recovery weekend" and share their photos with others. Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres says brand damage to the state caused by...

Changes ahead for Uber drivers

Australian Uber drivers will have access to new technology from next week to help them report an accident, emergency, or if they never reach their destination. From Tuesday the new RideCheck feature will launch if it detects if a ride has stopped for too long. It's hoped it will improve driver safety. Photo:...

Coast and Highlands bracing for strong wind and heavy rain

The Bureau has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds. It's already being felt in coastal areas in the north of the state, making its way into the Illawarra and Shoalhaven today and tonight. The warning is for wind gusts of up to 90 kmph and possible flash...

Car could help South Coast inquiry into man's death

South Coast police hope releasing the picture of a car may help with their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found at Broulee on Sunday afternoon. He's yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a 56-year-old man from Canberra who may have gone to...

Gerringong factory fire

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze in a building at the old Gerringong hardware on Rowlins Road... Crews from Fire and Rescue NSW and the the RFS responded to calls just after 6 last night...and on arrival found black smoke  issuing from the roof. Initially it was thought asbestos may have been involved...

Jail for South Coast bushfire looters

A pair of "grubs" who twice robbed a fire-damaged shop on the NSW south coast during the recent bushfires have been thrown behind bars. Leon Elton and Kylie Eva Pobjie broke into Betta Electrical at Batemans Bay on January 8, stealing more than $20,000 worth of stock. Elton, 37, and Pobjie, 32,...

Body found in bushland on South Coast

Police have started an investigation after the body of a man was found at Broulee. Emergency Services were called to McNee Street just before 5pm yesterday, after a man walking his dog found a body in nearby bushland. The man is described as being aged between 45-55, and was found wearing blue...