Shoalhaven News

Partial closure of Macquarie Pass

Roads and Maritime Services says part of the Illawarra Highway, including a section of Macquarie Pass will be closed in both directions between 9am and 3pm tomorrow through to Thursday. It will be between Tullimbar and Mount Murray Road to allow some essential maintenance  work. Detours will be in place via Jamberoo...

Cold case death still a baffling mystery

Detectives have released a digital forensic facial reconstruction as inquiries continue to attempt to identify a man whose remains were located in Sydney’s south-west almost two decades ago. The bones were subject to anthropological analysis and various forensic examinations, and despite exhaustive inquiries and comparisons to missing persons cases from across...

Shoalhaven Council votes for Deputy Mayor

Councillor Patricia White has been reappointed to the role of Shoalhaven City Council Deputy Mayor for another 12 months. Three councillors, Patricia White, Annette Alldrick and Nina DiGiglio threw their hat in the ring, but a show of hands gave the job back to Councillor White by a vote of 8...

New 'flashing light' rule

We'll soon be seeing a new  TV advertisement promoting changes to the slow down, move over and give space road rule. From 26 September, motorists will no longer need to slow down to 40km/h on roads with speed limits of 90km/h or more when passing stationary emergency vehicles with flashing lights.  Drivers...

Fatal crash at Culburra Beach

A woman haS died in a single vehicle crash at Culburra Beach. Just after 10 this morning, Emergency Services were called to the intersection of The Lake Circuit and Carlton Crescent after a car hit a tree. The driver, a middle aged woman was trapped inside and had to be freed by...

Shoalhaven Council accused of creating a monster

It's claimed Shoalhaven Council has created a monster that's badly impacting the environment. It follows the removal this week of six trees from a development site at Huskisson. The developer was within his rights to do it under the council's 45 degree rule.. which allows trees within 45 degrees of a building...

Local rallies today for more action on Climate Change

Hundreds of school students along with other protestors will gather across the coast and highlands today calling for more action on climate change. They will be part of more than 100 demonstrations around the country, coinciding with the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit in New York. The Nowra protest will get underway...

Joey pulled from rip at Shoalhaven beach

A couple of surfers have the saved the day for a joey that was caught in a rip near Bawley Point. At first they thought it was seal but it was actually a little Roo. The Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service said surfers Matt and Lucy plucked the joey out of...

Teen hiker rescued from Shoalhaven Gorge

The Illawarra Police Rescue squad has helped other emergency services rescue an injured teenager near the upper Shoalhaven River. The 14-year-old suffered injuries whilst hiking in rugged terrain. She had to be extracted from the bottom of a valley in Shoalhaven Gorge.Rescuers had to go in on foot because because the chopper...

Help for the fight against cyber bullies

The mother of Dolly Everett believes more can be done to help parents in REGIONAL and RURAL AREAS tackle the issue of cyber bullying with their kids. Kate Everett, whose daughter Dolly took her own life after sustained bullying, has helped launch a new resource that will give LOCAL PARENTS trusted...