Shoalhaven News

New addition to Milton's 'big tree' park

The glorious 190-year-old fig tree has always been the feature of Milton’s Mick Ryan Park, but now visitors can also test their climbing skills on a brand new playground. The $130,000 playground was officially opened by Mayor Amanda Findley today, with some local children helping to cut the ribbon. The equipment sits...

Support hand-made, slow and ethical this Christmas

Shoalhaven Shoppers are being encouraged to support local artisans and to consider where and how their Christmas gifts are made – and where they’ll end up. Kim Goodworth from Slow in Ulladulla says people should continue to shop local and also try to purchase gifts that have been hand-made with love, and...

Burnt cottages to be removed from Chinaman's Island

  Before the fire The State Government will begin removing debris from Chinaman’s Island at Lake Conjola this week, more than 11 months after two historic cottages were destroyed by bushfire on New Years Eve. The home of the last remaining permanent resident, Margy Butler, was razed during the Currowan blaze and, because...

Childcare worker charged with the alleged sexual assault of four year old girl

A childcare worker has been charged with the alleged sexual abuse of a four year old girl. Earlier this week, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad launched an investigation into the incident. Police will allege in court the man took the girl to a vacant property...

Maddi Healey crowned 2020 fleet princess

Maddi Healey was crowned the 2020 Princess of the Fleet last night. Sixteen-year-old Maddi was partnered by Callum Elliott and is the daughter of Michael and Kelly Healey of Milton. First runner-up was Charlotte Dedden, while Indigo Violaris wears the second runner-up crown. 28 stunning princesses and their partners enjoyed the glittering ball...

Boost for Love Culburra fest

The 2021 Love Culburra Beach Festival will benefit from a $10,000 grant to help support local defence families under the Australian Government’s Family Support Funding Program. The festival will be held from September 24-26 with markets, music, art exhibitions and a surf competition. Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips said she was delighted...

Illawarra boy missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing in the Illawarra. Brodi Phillips, aged 12, was last seen at a home in Warilla yesterday (Sunday 6 December 2020) and hasn’t been heard from since. Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District commenced a search for the boy, who is...

$60,000 keno win at Greenwell Point Hotel

A Nowra woman is $60,000 richer after picking up a major Keno win. The woman who wishes to remain anonymous held a Keno Classic 8 Spot winning entry in game 735. She made the discovery yesterday after popping into the Greenwell Point Hotel. She had a big lunch to celebrate and might go...

Urgent call for boater to switch off radio

Boaters in the Illawarra region have been asked to double-check that their VHF radios are switched off as a matter of urgency. A boat’s radio has been left on since early Sunday evening, meaning it has been transmitting non-stop for about the past 18 hours, which is interfering with VHF marine...

Burrill channel rescue a close call for non-swimmer

  A Canberra woman says she lucky to be alive after being rescued from a fast moving channel at the entrance to Burrill Lake on Sunday. A non-swimmer, Krystle Vicencio entered the water with her cousin without realising the depth and strength of the current and was quickly swept off her feet. Krystle...