Stuart Thomson, Illawarra Mercury

Stuart Thomson

Illawarra Mercury

South Coast, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Stuart:

Little accommodation left in the Shoalhaven for Christmas peak

Holidays accommodation across the Shoalhaven is almost fully booked for the Christmas holidays. LJ Hooker in Ulladulla manage around 60 holiday rentals and y... → Read More

Waterfront property for sale at 1 Normany Street in Narrawalle

A huge waterfront property near Ulladulla has been put up for sale and has received a lot of interest. The property sits on almost three acres near the mouth... → Read More

Planning proposal for Hitchcocks Lane in Berry

Shoalhaven City Council is assessing and seeking feedback on a planning proposal for Hitchcocks Lane in Berry. The planning proposal wants to rezone land sou... → Read More

Raytheon plans to manufacture army drones on South Coast

It will inject around $50 million into the local economy. → Read More

Humpback whales spotted feeding off Jervis Bay coast

A pod of over 50 humpback whales have been seen feeding off the coast of Jervis Bay. A group of between 50 to 60 humpback whales were spotted by researchers f... → Read More

Live Traffic NSW: traffic delays from Berry to Nowra Bridge

Heavy traffic has built along the Princes Highway and some cars are moving at a snail's pace. → Read More

'Don't destroy our Christmas': Anxious South Coast begs visitors to follow the rules

On Sunday several Ulladulla venues had a COVID link. → Read More

Live blog: Shoalhaven River sees worst flood since 1991

As of 10am the Shoalhaven River at Nowra was at 4.13 metres → Read More

Live blog: Shoalhaven River sees worst flood since 1991

Bolong Road, Bomaderry. Photo: Brendan Crabb. The Shoalhaven is experiencing flooding along the Shoalhaven River at Nowra and Terara, similar to flooding seen in June 1991. → Read More

Shoalhaven River sees worst flood since 1991

Water level at the Nowra Bridge on Monday afternoon. Photo: Robert Crawford. A NSW council has called for the state to declare a natural disaster and assist local government with recovery, after a deluge of rain caused widespread flooding. → Read More

Illawarra Hawks' inaugural coach Joe Farrugia faces flood in Sussex Inlet

Joe coached the Hawks in 1979, during the first season of the NBL → Read More

Face masks, meat trays washed ashore in Jervis Bay from APL England shipping container

Tom and Dani Jacobson took on a 40km hike over 5 days collecting rubbish along the coast. → Read More

Alexander Berry statue wipes away Aboriginal history says Academic Dr Marlene Longbottom

Statues of Alexander and David Berry along the Princes Highway. Academic Dr Marlene Longbottom says the statue of Alexander Berry along the Princes Highway is offensive, saying it wipes away Aboriginal history. → Read More

Influx of bookings for Holiday Haven as regional recreational travel restrictions to ease

The South Coast's Holiday Haven tourist parks have seen an influx of bookings since the NSW Premier announced regional recreational travel restrictions would... → Read More

Visitors welcomed back but urged to book ahead and be respectful

Shoalhaven Tourism is excited to welcome visitors back to the coast but is urging them to book ahead and be respectful when they return. It comes after the N... → Read More

Coronavirus testing criteria broadened in Nowra after cluster of cases

A dozen hotspots were identified in NSW including Nowra and South Nowra. → Read More

Coronavirus outbreak: Surf Life Saving NSW suspends remaining patrols

Many clubs will still have call-out teams for emergencies. → Read More

North Nowra Tavern for sale, third time in six years

The Tav was purchased for just under $12 million in 2017. → Read More

Gerringong concert cancelled after musician quarantined over Diamond Princess Coronavirus outbreak

Nick Russoniello was performing on the Diamond Princess when the ship was quarantined for two weeks. → Read More

Shoalhaven City Council submits application for long-term opening of Lake Conjola

Council is asking for just under half of the $5 million available in the fund. → Read More