Page has been updated as of 3.00pm 12th February 2020
Local Roads and Bridge Closures
A current list of local road and bridge closures is available on our Road Works page. For the most up to date information on road closures monitor live traffic website or app for changing conditions. Adhere to emergency service directions and do not attempt shortcuts via firetrails or unauthorised tracks. Please note that Google mapping has inaccuracies. Keep to main, arterial roads.
Comerong Island Ferry
Council wishes to advise local residents and visitors that the Comerong Island Ferry is currently out of service due to significant damage sustained during the recent heavy rains.
Council are working in difficult conditions to determine the full extent of the damage and schedule the repairs.
The Ferry has received damage to the drive cables and wheelhouse after being struck by debris and river navigation markers. It is anticipated that the Ferry will be operating by 21 February 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
Council is currently arranging a “residents only” punt service is being arranged to transport passengers to and from the island. This service which subject to “safe water” and weather conditions, is expected to commence on Friday 14 February 2020. If the serious weather forecasts occur this weekend, the punt service is not expected to be able to be provided.
Shoalhaven Bereavement Services
Services throughout our Bereavement sites will continue, with inspections of all Shoalhaven cemeteries to be undertaken as soon as permittable.
Kangaroo Valley site is currently closed due to road closures.
For more information see Council’s Bereavement Services page https://cremweb.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/
Holiday Haven Lake Conjola park is closed until further notice. For more information please see: https://www.holidayhaven.com.au/
While many of our bush-walking tracks have been re-opened, the following will remain closed due to being fire-affected;
- Fishermans Paradise bushwalk and surrounding bushland reserve
- Conjola boardwalk and surrounding bushland reserve
- Beach accessway to Monument Beach at North Bendalong
- Beach accessways to Wairo Beach that are south of the Wairo Beach Tourist Park
- Further assets are being inspected and an update to the above may occur at any time.
For the latest information on Waste Services including kerbside collections and Waste & Recycling Depot opening hours please our Waste Services Availability page.
If customers experience anything other than normal water and sewer services, please contact our customer service line on 02 4429 3214.
Beaches and Lakes
Council has issued advice that water quality in popular swimming areas throughout the Shoalhaven is suitable for swimming with results of sampling showing the water quality is good.
Council has also continued its summer round of sampling as part of the annual Beachwatch program from Shoalhaven Heads to Merry Beach. Results have shown that these beaches are also showing good water quality. You can see the latest results on our Beachwatch page.