Shoalhaven News

Ulladulla Marine rescue joins major flooding response

Marine Rescue Ulladulla are joining the multi-agency response to major flooding on the Hawkesbury River, with the deployment of rescue vessel Ulladulla 10 and four crew members. Marine Rescue Ulladulla Unit Commander John Samulski said that Ulladulla 10, a 4.2 metre Zodiac Milpro Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat, powered by a 40...

Missing Nowra man located

A man reported missing on the Shoalhaven has been located safe and well. The 46-year-old man was last seen leaving a home on View Street, Nowra, about 3pm Sunday. He was reported missing to officers attached to the South Coast Police District, who commenced inquiries into his whereabouts. Following inquiries and a public...

Shoalhaven Council waives flood waste dumping fees

Shoalhaven City Council has waived disposal costs for flood damaged waste effective immediately.  In support of the clean-up effort, waste caused by the July 2022 severe weather and floods in the Shoalhaven can be disposed of free of charge at any Council Recycling and Waste Depot until the close of business on Sunday,...

Moss Vale Road reopens

Moss Vale Road has reopened between Fitzroy Falls and Barrengarry after being closed due to landslips on Monday evening. Transport for NSW said "Stop/slow traffic control is in place on several sections of Moss Vale Road between Myra Vale Road and Bunkers Hill Road." It advised many other roads remain closed, with...

Disaster assistance available in Shoalhaven

Disaster assistance is now available in 23 local government areas including Shoalhaven, Kiama, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, Wollongong and Shellharbour following the recent severe storms and flooding. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. Minister for Emergency Management, Senator Murray Watt, said the flooding had led to a...

Minor flood warning for Sussex inlet and St Georges Basin

The SES is reporting minor flooding is occurring along St Georges Basin. The St George Basin at Island Point Road peaked at 1.30 metres around 11:00 pm Monday and is currently at 1.27 metres and falling slowly, with minor flooding. Sussex Inlet peaked at 1.08 metres around midnight Monday into Tuesday and...

Moss Vale Road cut again by landslips

Landslips have again forced the closure of Moss Vale Road. According to Transport for NSW, the incident began just before 7 oclock last night, between Bunkers Hill Road and Myra Vale Road. Emergency crews are on scene trying to clear the roadway over Barrengarry Mountain. Motorists advised to avoid the area and delay...

Severe weather warning for damaging surf

A low over the Tasman Sea extends a trough to the central coast of NSW. Southeasterly gales to the south of the trough are creating large waves along the coast. Very heavy surf which may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion is possible along the coast of NSW this morning. Waves will...

NAIDOC Week starts with a healing song and dance

NAIDOC week in the Shoalhaven began with a song and dance as more than 100 people took part in a Healing On Country event on Sunday. Wet weather resulted in the gathering being moved from Iluka Beach to the Jervis Bay Maritime museum, where people listened to Aboriginal elder Paul McLeod...

Man missing from Nowra area

Police are seeking information about a man who's gone missing from the Nowra area. Erick Christiansen, aged 46, was last seen leaving a home on View Street, about 3pm yesterday ( Sunday ). He hasn't been seen since. Family and Police hold serious concerns for his welfare. Erick is described as being of Caucasian...