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State Opposition Calls For Certainty For Manildra Workers

The workforce at the Manlidra ethanol plant at Bomaderry has been put at risk because the Baird government has failed to enforce the ethanol mandate, according to State Opposition leader Luke Foley. Mr Foley was in Nowra this week to tour the plant and raise the issue of the mandate,...

Nippers Back at Sussex Inlet

Sussex Inlet Surf Life Saving Club will be back on the beach for the Summer Christmas/New Year School Holidays.  It has been 18 months since the club was placed in recess and had an active surf lifesaving operation at Sussex Inlet, with 11 new and returning members the South Coast...

Road Closures In Place For Sunday's Waratah March

The Waratah March is a Centenary of Anzac event that endeavours to re-enact and commemorate elements of the original recruitment march that travelled from Nowra to Sydney just prior to Christmas in 1915. The Waratah March was only one of a number of recruitment marches held around the State after...

Have Your Say On Coastal Reforms

Residents across the south coast are being urged to get involved in the reform of the state government's coastal management program. A new coastal management framework designed to help better equip coastal communities respond to challenges was recently released by the state government.The South Coast is one of the most...

New Lease Of Life For Paper Mill Site

The Manildra group of companies has purchased the now empty Australian Paper Mill site in Bolong Road, Bomaderry. Managing Director John Honan says he hopes the acquisition will see the building remain intact and promote employment at Manildra in its related industries in the future.He says the plant will be...

Pent Air Workers Get Training Help

A new program to support workers from South Nowra's Pent Air company forced into redundnacy earlier this year has been given the go ahead.. The program will see workers eligible for financially supported training. Member for Kiama and Parliamentary Secretary to the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward says the...

"No Jab No Pay" Bill Passed

New legislation has been passed to lift national immunisation rates. The Senate this week passed the No Jab, No Pay bill, which means from 1 January next year, parents will need to ensure their child’s immunisations are up-to-date to continue receiving the Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Family...

Ben's Walk Suspension Bridge Closed For Repairs

The suspension footbridge at Ben's Walk in Nowra has been closed for repairs. Mayor Joanna Gash says the floods in August washed away a large area of the embankment exposing the pilons of the bridge on the eastern side and making it potentially unstable. It will be closed indefinitely until...

Stage Two Of Dunn And Lewis Memorial Youth Centre Opens

The Ulladulla community has welcomed the completion of lock up of Stage 2 of the  Dunn and Lewis Memorial Centre. Two teaching break out spaces are now completed. Built in honour of Ulladulla locals Craig Dunn and Danny Lewis who were amongst the 88 Australians victims killed in the 2002 Bali...

New Security Company To Help Fight Crime

A new specialist security company has begun operations in the Shoalhaven amid rising community concern about the level of crime in the region OPSTAR is a crime fighting organisation started by local Navy veteran John Giffard He says he hopes his security operations will have a significant impact on the...