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Playground relocation - Bayswood, Vincentia

Shoalhaven City Council is engaging landowners within the Bayswood residential area regarding the current state of the Pacific City Park playground and seeking feedback on options to improve this facility. Pacific City Park is located on Coaster Circuit, Vincentia.

Since the playground’s installation in 2008, there have been ongoing issues related to the low lying location and its inaccessibility for community and maintenance due to regular water logging. The water logging of the site is due to the close proximity of a waterway and soil condition limitations. The water logging of the site has also compromised the normal lifespan of the existing playground. Therefore, Council plans to replace the playground within the current financial year (2016-17).

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Lake Conjola Boardwalk upgrade

Council is currently finalising approvals for upgrading the Lake Conjola boardwalk, following approvals the construction will commence on the new boardwalk linking the boat ramp area to the beach across the dunes.

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Huskisson Foreshore Masterplan and Development Options

Following the Councils purchase of No. 59 Owen Street, Council resolved to prepare a Masterplan for the Huskisson Foreshore Precinct as well as investigate preliminary development concepts for No. 59 Owen Street to establish a 'way forward' for the site and broader precinct. In the meantime, some minimal work has been done to the current informal car park that has existed on the site for some time, to assist with its usability.

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Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Stadium

Shoalhaven City Council is preparing to deliver the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Stadium adjacent to the existing Bomaderry Basketball Stadium and which will complement the adjacent sporting precinct. The sports stadium is anticipated to accommodate sports such as Basketball, Volleyball, Futsal, Netball and Badminton. In addition the stadium will have the potential to accommodate large indoor regional sporting competitions and events.

As shown in the attached in the plans below, key elements of the sports include:

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Bay and Basin Community Hub Masterplan

Council staff and consultants are currently in the process of developing a master plan for the existing Bay and Basin Leisure Centre precinct. Council has identified the need for improved community infrastructure within the Bay and Basin area so as to meet the growing community’s needs into the future.

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Bomaderry/Nowra Regional Sports and Community Precinct Masterplan

Shoalhaven City Council has been preparing a draft Bomaderry/Nowra Regional Sports & Community Precinct Master Plan for Artie Smith Oval and Bomaderry Sporting Complex. The draft Master Plan seeks to establish a Regional Sport and Community Precinct at the Artie Smith Oval and Bomaderry Sporting Complex, both located within Bomaderry, to deliver high quality sporting facilities together with infrastructure to support local, regional and state level sport as well as the surrounding local community needs.

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Shoalhaven Equestrian Centre of Excellence

In April 2013, the Regional Development Association (RDA) Far South Coast undertook a review of the equine industry in the Shoalhaven region. The outcome of the review, was an Equine Industry Scoping Report that identified a range of opportunities and recommendations to capture the potential of the industry in the region.

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Sanctuary Point Boat Launching Ramp and Carpark upgrade

Council if currently finalising a tender specification for upgrading of the boat launching ramp and carpark located on the John Williams Reserve Sanctuary Point.

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The Halloran Trust Planning Proposal (PP006)

On 5 August 2014, Council received a Planning Proposal from Allen Price & Skaratts Pty Ltd on behalf of the landowners (The Halloran Trust) to rezone 1681.5ha of land at Culburra Beach, Callala Bay and Currarong.

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Berry District Park

The Berry District Park area provides a unique opportunity to reinvigorate the northern edge of the township of Berry following the introduction of the Berry bypass road. The area is already popular with the local community and visitors, with a great diversity of active sporting and passive recreation activities.

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Shoalhaven Animal Shelter Relocation

Council is currently proposing to construct and operate a Resource Recovery Park (RRP) on Lot 342 DP 257515 Flatrock Road Mundamia.

This site, adjacent to the West Nowra Waste and Recycling Facility, is currently occupied by the Shoalhaven Animal Shelter which is owned by Shoalhaven City Council and operated by the RSPCA.

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Waste Processing Facility - Resource Recovery Park

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Council resolved in 26th March 2013 to move forward with the development of a waste processing and recovery facility (Resource Recovery Park) adjacent to the West Nowra Recycling and Waste Landfill Facility on Flatrock Road, at Mundamia. The proposed site is highlighted on the map in yellow.

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West Nowra Recycling and Waste Facility - Landfill Extension

The site of the proposed landfill extension is at the West Nowra Recycling and Waste Facility, 120 Flatrock Road, Mundamia. The site is approximately 5km west of the Nowra CBD and within the existing land zoned (SP2) for the West Nowra Recycling and Waste Facility. The land is owned by Shoalhaven City Council. The area of the proposed landfill extension is within Lot 1 DP 1104402, being an area of approximately 14.5ha.

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Community Infrastructure Strategic Plan

Council has commissioned Ross Planning, Recreation Planning Specialists, to undertake a review of existing recreational, sporting and community facilities in the Shoalhaven and to produce a Community Infrastructure Strategic Plan for the whole of the Shoalhaven.

The project has eight distinct stages, two critical stages being: a comprehensive audit of Council's community facilities and; intensive community and stakeholder engagement, to ensure that all community groups will have the opportunity to have their opinions and aspirations heard.

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Mollymook Beach Reserve Inclusive Play space

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Council is currently working towards the installation of all-inclusive play equipment to replace the existing playground at Mollymook Beach Reserve. The Mollymook Inclusive Playspace will be the first of its kind in the Shoalhaven and will help continue to showcase the Shoalhaven as a leader in inclusive tourism.

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Jerberra Estate infrastructure

Essential infrastructure includes roads and perimeter fire trails, road drainage, electricity, and minimal street lighting. Properties will be self-reliant in respect of water and on-site effluent management in accordance with the DCP. The provision of essential infrastructure will potentially involve the following steps:

  • Infrastructure design and cost estimation, in consultation with landowners.
  • Secure funding (i.e. obtain a loan). This will require a special variation application to IPART, following consultation with landowners and the community.
  • Introduce special rates to repay loan over fixed period of time based on estimated costs.
  • Construct infrastructure (after a competitive tender process).
  • Finalise costs and adjust special rate levy.

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Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Shoalhaven City Council is developing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan. This Plan is a legislative requirement of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act (2014).  The plan will demonstrate Council’s commitment to people with a disability on improving access to the full range of services and activities available in the community.

To prepare the Disability Inclusion Action Plan we have engaged Jenny Bray Training and Consulting. The consultant has prepared a survey to assist in compiling information for the plan.

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