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Saving our local animals and plants - Threatened Species Day
Shoalhaven City Council has been working with local schools to highlight national Threatened Species Day held each year on 7 September.  Threatened Species Day is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past, how we can protect our threatened species in the future and to highlight ongoing threatened species recovery work. Shoalhaven schools were invited to join an educational competition to create and learn more about a species that is endangered, to create awareness and share the ...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Manager, Economic Development, Greg Pullen, is excited that the nbn network is making headway into the Shoalhaven. Council has been advocating and working alongside nbn to ensure our community can have quicker access to the rollout of fast broadband as well as ensuring our environment is protected during the deployment of the nbn network. The nbn updated Council that over 11,400 residents in parts of Nowra, Nowra Hill, South Nowra, West Nowra, North Nowra, Tera...
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Shoalhaven City Council elections will be held this Saturday, 10 September 2016.  Elections will be held in each of the three wards with four councillors to be elected from each ward. A list of all the candidates by area is located on the Electoral Commission NSW website at http://candidates.elections.nsw.gov.au.  All electors on the roll across the City will need to also vote for a popularly elected Mayor. To find a polling place in the City visit http://www.votensw.info/find...
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Following recent infrastructure upgrades to the Integrated Emergency Management Centre (IEMC), the Shoalhaven Rural Fire Service have held a regional training exercise over the past three days based on a significant fire event in the Southern Shoalhaven.  This exercise included support from the Shoalhaven Emergency Operations Centre located within the IEMC and included, road closures, planning for evacuations and health issues. Shoalhaven City Council staff joined other emergency...
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Shoalhaven City Council has provided a $2,500 grant to the Berry Rotary Club to assist in the staging of the 2016 Berry Small Farm Field Day. The Berry Small Farm Field Day will be held on Friday, 9th and Saturday, 10th September 2016 at the Berry Showgrounds, The weekend attracts over 4000 visitors who can explore products and services offered by 45 stallholders including veterinary services, farm machinery, stockfeed, farm contracting, weed control and small farm operation as well as talks ...
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Council issuing pet registration notices
Shoalhaven City Council will soon be issuing notices to local pet owners who have a dog or cat that is older than six months of age and not lifetime registered. As a requirement of the NSW Companion Animals Act all dogs and cats over six months in age must be registered. Council’s Unit Manager for Ranger Services, Michael Jarman said it was also a requirement that all dogs and cats were identified with a microchip by 12 weeks of age or prior to the animal being sold or given away (wh...
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Entries close this Friday for the Shoalhaven Building Design Awards. The awards have become popular with Shoalhaven's building, design and construction industry and promote design excellence within our community. The awards are held every two years and are open to all projects that are situated within the Shoalhaven City and completed within the three years before the call for nominations. The Awards cover residential and commercial/industrial designs and entries will be judged in the ...
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The new Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 came into operation on 22 April 2014, and is largely a ‘best fit’ transfer from the previous LEP into the NSW Government's Standard Instrument Local Environmental Plan format. Leading up to, and following the commencement of Shoalhaven LEP 2014, a number of required ‘housekeeping’ changes were identified to improve the Plan’s operation and accuracy.  Council also continuously reviews its LEP to en...
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Sporting clubs equipment up for grabs in return to report illegal dumping
Does your sporting club need new equipment?  To help clean up our sporting fields and bush areas around the fields, Shoalhaven City Council is launching an exciting educational campaign offering sporting clubs across the Shoalhaven, the opportunity to participate in the Report Illegal Dumping (RID) Community Champions program. RID Community Champions is an innovative educational program pioneered by Council Rangers that aims to prevent illegal rubbish dumping by motivating and educa...
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  Shoalhaven City Council will join the New South Wales Calisthenics Association in hosting the 2016 NSW Calisthenics Team Championships which will be held at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday, 3 September 2016.   Teams of talented dancers from all over NSW and the ACT will perform artistic dance in spectacular costumes to compete for the NSW state titles.    The Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group Chair, Lynn Locke said, “I encourage the whole ...
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Busiest Wharf in Shoalhaven Gets Revamp
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Joanna Gash and Member for South Coast and Speaker, the Hon Shelley Hancock, MP officially opened Huskisson Wharf today progressing the redevelopment of the wharf that has had over 100 years of vessel use. As one of the busiest and most popular public wharf facilities in the Shoalhaven, the redevelopment features a new 19 metre heavy duty pontoon which now includes disability access, better boarding facilities and extra lighting for recreational and commercial ve...
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Have you thought about joining council and making a difference to the community? Nominations are now open for the Local Government Election which will be held on Saturday, 10 September 2016. Council is seeking to elect 12 Councillors as well as the Election of a Mayor. If you are interested in becoming a candidate representing the Shoalhaven City Council visit the NSW Electoral Commission website www.votensw.info page on “Planning to be a Candidate” or ring the NSW Electoral Of...
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Shoalhaven City Council joined with the community to officially open the Orion Beach Pathway at a function held on the pathway in Vincentia on Thursday, 4 August 2016. Mayor Joanna Gash together with Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis MP opened the next link of a dedicated 55 km walking track from lighthouse to lighthouse. By linking a number of walking routes around Jervis Bay to form the “Round the Bay Walks”, the pathway will increase access for residents, tourists, cyclists an...
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  The Legends of Australian golf will be on display at Mollymook Golf Club for the 2016 Australian PGA Seniors Championship.  The Australian PGA Seniors Championship will be played at Mollymook Golf Club in Shoalhaven from 24-26 November. Having held the NSW PGA Seniors Championship for the past two years, Mollymook Golf Club will now host th...
Read more about Legends of Golf to Contest prestigious title at Mollymook Golf Club
Shoalhaven Water will start on the single biggest public works project to be undertaken by Shoalhaven City Council. Council has decided on the company to undertake the construction of the next stage of the Shoalhaven Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (Stage 1B). This stage of the scheme will allow council to: - replace aged and inferior infrastructure - provide for future growth - increase the volume of reclaimed water available for beneficial reuse and significantly reduce future disch...
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There is only one week left for residents to provide feedback to Shoalhaven City Council on the draft Huskisson Foreshore Masterplan and associated Development Options. Council has prepared the Masterplan with a view to further enhancing the area’s standing as an iconic tourism site and gateway to Jervis Bay and is seeking the communities input into their preferred option. The Masterplan presents a vision and principles for the Huskisson Foreshore precinct, a wider town centre concep...
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Shoalhaven City Council has today launched a new online recruitment system that will more efficiently process applications for Council jobs. From Monday 1 August 2016, Council will only accept applications through the online recruitment system. Council’s Human Resources, Governance & Customer Service Manager, Melissa McCoy said the new online recruitment system will significantly improve the efficiency of Council’s recruitment process and candidates will see reduced respons...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the community to provide further comment on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan and supporting documents.   The draft Coastal Zone Management Plan has previously been provided to the community for comment and has been used by staff since its creation as a guide to the management of the City’s coast, estuary and flood management activities. Additional comment is sought from the community prior to submitting to document to the State Governmen...
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Shoalhaven City Council has extended the submission period for the draft Bomaderry/Nowra Regional Sports and Community Precinct Masterplan.  Mayor Joanna Gash said the draft Masterplan will now remain on exhibition until Monday 15 August 2016. “Council has decided to extend the submission period by an extra two weeks to give the community additional time to review the draft Masterplan and make a submission,” said Clr Gash. “I encourage local residents as well as...
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Shoalhaven City Council has placed the Berry District Park Masterplan back on exhibition following several changes to the plan. The masterplan seeks to provide unique recreation facilities which complement existing facilities at Berry Sports complex and build on the existing successes of the area and facilitate future opportunities to improve and supplement broader community needs. Mayor Joanna Gash said the plan is being re-exhibited to demonstrate inclusion of a number of changes that w...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the Ulladulla community to assist with the management of natural resources around Millards Creek by being part of the Millards Creek Corridor Bushcare Group. Council is holding a Bushcare Information Day on Saturday 23 July 2016 from 1-4pm on the front lawn of the Ulladulla Civic Centre for residents interested in volunteering with the group. Mayor Joanna Gash said the information day will be a great way for local residents to learn more about volunteer...
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General Manager, Mr Russ Pigg is calling on all prospective candidates for Shoalhaven City Council’s upcoming Local Government election to register and attend one of two candidate briefing sessions planned for Monday 25 July 2016. Two candidate briefing sessions will be held on Monday 25 July 2016 – 9am – 12noon at Ulladulla Civic Centre, Princes Highway, Ulladulla 4 – 7pm at The Studio, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra. Mr Pigg said the...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents of the opportunity to provide input into the process of developing a masterplan for the existing Bay and Basin Leisure Centre precinct. Council is seeking feedback and information from stakeholders and the wider community to help form the base for the development of the masterplan. Local residents are invited to attend an information session at the Vincentia Public Hall on Thursday 21 July 2016 at 7pm. Council is also strongly encouraging ...
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Shoalhaven City Council recently held a number of drop in sessions in Huskisson during the school holidays as part of the Huskisson Foreshore Masterplan exhibition. Mayor Joanna Gash said the community drop in sessions were a huge success with approximately 400 people attending the sessions over the two days. “I am delighted with the amount of people that attended the drop in sessions to view the plans of four proposed concept options for the site,” said Clr Gash. “I a...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on residents to nominate a local project that promotes design excellence within the community for the 2016 Building Design Awards. Held every two years, the awards are open to all projects located within Shoalhaven City and completed within the last three years. The awards include 10 separate categories to recognise outstanding examples of creative design and quality construction. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Shoalhaven Building ...
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Shoalhaven City Council, Mayor Joanna Gash has congratulated the Nowra SES for yet another win in the annual Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield (NAVSHIELD) competition. More than 500 competitors took part in the premier long distance navigation event at Wombeyan Caves over the weekend. The annual competition attracts entries from local, interstate and overseas organisations such as the SES, Police Rescue, Police Riot Squad, Ambulance, Rural Fire Service, Armed Forces, Bushwalk...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting two community “drop in” sessions for residents seeking further information regarding the draft Bomaderry/Nowra Regional Sports and Community Precinct Master Plan. The draft Plan seeks to develop Artie Smith Oval and Bomaderry Sporting Complex and deliver high quality sporting facilities to support local, regional and state level sport. The draft Master Plan is currently on exhibition until Monday 1 August 2016. Two community “dro...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting members of the public considering running for Mayor or as a Councillor in the September 2016 Local Government Elections to attend a candidates briefing session. General Manager, Russ Pigg said eligible Shoalhaven residents will go to the polls on Saturday 10 September to elect the Mayor and 12 Councillors.  “Preparations are underway and Council is already working with the Electoral Commission to have everything in place for the election,&rd...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents to report illegal camping and rubbish dumping. The reminder comes after 11 volunteers, with assistance from Council, spent over 33 hours cleaning up rubbish from illegal camp sites in the dunes at Shoalhaven Heads last week. In a combined effort, the volunteers, from Shoalhaven Heads Bushcare Group and Conservation Volunteers Australia, recovered over 6 cubic metres of waste from within the dunes. Ranger Services Manager, Michael Jarman sa...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging residents to accept the Plastic Free July Challenge. The challenge is quite simple: attempt to consume no single-use plastic during July. Single-use plastic is anything that is intended to be used once then thrown away. If avoiding all single-use plastic sounds daunting, residents can instead try to avoid the “big four”: plastic bags, plastic lined coffee cups, plastic straws and plastic drink containers. Mayor Joanna Gash said there ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting two community drop in sessions for local residents interested in discussing the draft Huskisson Foreshore Masterplan and associated Development Options. The first drop in session will be held on Friday 8 July, from 3pm to 6pm at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum. The second drop in session will be held on Saturday 9 July, from 10am to 2pm on site at 59 Owen Street Huskisson. In the case of wet weather, the Saturday session will be held at Jervis Bay Maritim...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on residents to nominate local youth for various awards to be presented at an awards dinner on International Youth Day, 12 August 2016 at Bomaderry Bowling Club. Council’s Youth Advisory Committee, which consists of youth representatives from a variety of local high schools, have established the awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people in the local community. Mayor Joanna Gash said the awards aim to recognise local youth ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has identified the need for improved community infrastructure within the Bay and Basin area. Council’s vision is to expand the existing Bay and Basin Leisure Centre precinct to become a multi-use, vibrant community hub, broadening the scope of the existing sporting, community and leisure-focused facilities and featuring a library at the heart of the development. The masterplan process will consider a range of new community facilities that will provide broad-re...
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Shoalhaven City Council has endorsed the proposed motorsports facility for Yerriyong at a meeting of Council’s Regional Development Committee last night. Council will make a recommendation to the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel that they approve the application as a deferred commencement consent at next Wednesday’s determination meeting. The application seeks a staged consent of a masterplan for a motorsports facility, comprising the upgrade and extension of the existing...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising residents that essential maintenance works will be undertaken at Nowra Aquatic Park and Bay and Basin Leisure Centre, effecting temporary closures at both facilities. Nowra Aquatic Park will be closed over the weekend, from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 June, inclusive, to enable warranty maintenance to be carried out. The 25 metre pool at Bay and Basin Leisure Centre will be closed from Monday 4 July to Friday 15 July, inclusive, to allow wet deck maintenanc...
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   Shoalhaven City Council is inviting community participation in three community workshops about how Council should manage coastal storm damage in the Shoalhaven, as part of its Our Coast, Our Lifestyle community engagement project. Mayor Joanna Gash said the recent storm has demonstrated that damage can occur at any time and Council needs to understand community views so it can respond appropriately to weather events. “This is serious issue for our community and the re...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed an announcement from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday that would see a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government provide $790,000 to construct 21 new berths at Ulladulla Harbour.  The new marine berths form part of Council’s proposal to develop the Ulladulla Harbour as a tourism and recreational destination while enhancing its role as a working harbour. The Prime Minister’s commitment would provide the final i...
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ISSUED: 1.15pm Monday 6 June 2016 Shoalhaven City Council will waive tipping disposal costs for green waste that has resulted from the recent storm and damaging winds. “The Shoalhaven has been buffeted by heavy rains and strong winds exceeding 80 km/h over the weekend with parts of the area also receiving over 350mm of rain,” said Clr Gash. “With the clean-up efforts beginning in various areas, Council is offering free disposal of debris such as trees and branches to a...
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ISSUED: 11:25am Monday 6 June 2016 Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging residents and media outlets to check Council’s website for the most current information on local road closures – visit www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au. Council will update the website as soon as new information comes to hand. Following the placement of information on their website, Council will also update their Facebook and Twitter pages. Residents should check the Live Traffic NSW app or website for sta...
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ISSUED: 9:15am, Monday 6 June 2016   • Princes Hwy NOW OPEN at Berry • Beach Road now OPEN for access to Berry   A number of local roads remain CLOSED or affected by flood waters. These include: • Coolangatta Road closed • Quinn’s Lane South Nowra • Bolong Rd near Coomea Street • Bolong Road between Coolangatta Rd and Scotts St • Wallace Street cross with Knapp Street • Hockey’s Lane Cambewarra &bul...
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ISSUED: 6:43pm Sunday 5th June 2016 Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is reminding local residents to take care when driving on the area’s roads. The reminder comes as parts of the Shoalhaven have received over 300mm of rain in the past 48 hours making driving conditions dangerous in parts of the City. “It is important that local residents limit their use of local roads and only drive when completely necessary,” said Clr Gash. “If people do need to tr...
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ISSUED: 6:30pm Sunday 5th June 2016 Shoalhaven City Council is urging local residents to avoid unnecessary contact with stormwater and waterways associated with the current heavy rainfall. Parts of the Shoalhaven have been inundated with significant stormwater overflow over the past 24 hours, as the area has receiving heavy rainfall as a result of the recent weather system. Council’s Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe said it was important for local residents to be aware a...
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ISSUED: 2:35pm, Sunday 5 June 2016 Roads Closed Quinn’s Lane South Nowra Bolong Rd and Coomea Street Highway at Berry (north of Coolangatta Rd) Berry Street (near Albatross Rd roundabout) Edwards Ave Bomaderry Wallace Street cross with Knapp Street (power lines down) Hockey’s Lane Cambewarra Albatross Road- East of Flinders Road   Water Over Road Callala Beach Rd and Forest Rd Bolong Rd (north of Coolangatta Rd- south bound) Hillc...
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ISSUED: 4:55pm Friday 3 June 2016 Shoalhaven City Council is urging local residents to prepare for severe weather as an East Coast Low is forecast to develop over the next few days and is expected to bring heavy rainfalls and large swells. The severe weather may include damaging winds, heavy rainfall, abnormally high tides and flooding. A flood watch has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for Shoalhaven River and St Georges Basin/Sussex Inlet and it is expected that smaller river ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has today launched an End of Term Survey to find out from the community how Council has performed in meeting its Community Strategic Plan commitments, over the current term of Council. The launch of the End of Term Survey follows last week’s confirmation by The Minister for Local Government that Shoalhaven City Council elections will no longer be delayed, and will be held on 10 September 2016. The survey results will provide information for Council’s End...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents and visitors to report all dog attacks to Ranger Services, following two serious attacks on children over the weekend. A young child was transported to hospital via ambulance after sustaining significant bite injuries from an attack on private property in East Nowra, on Sunday afternoon. Another child was transported to hospital by ambulance from Banool Circuit, Bomaderry as a result of another dog attack, also on Sunday. Ranger Services Ma...
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Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed a funding announcement by the NSW Environmental Trust that will see the Council receive $100,000 to address erosion on public land in the Heritage Estates, near Erowal Bay. The erosion control and rehabilitation work will be undertaken over three years with the assistance of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, who are a major landowner in the Estate, and community volunteers.  The project aims to restore the degraded public land in the Heritag...
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Shoalhaven City Council will soon place on public exhibition the draft Bomaderry/Nowra Regional Sports and Community Precinct Master Plan, as recommended during Tuesday afternoon’s Ordinary Meeting. The draft plan encompasses the existing sport and community facilities at Artie Smith Oval, Bomaderry Sporting Complex and Bomaderry Aquatic Centre and builds on the upcoming construction of the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre. Mayor Joanna Gash said the draft plan aims to set out a long ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has approved the development application for a retail development proposed for 320 Princes Highway, Bomaderry, at tonight’s Ordinary Meeting. Council previously resolved to approve the development at its Ordinary Meeting on 19 April, but the matter was subject to a rescission motion and therefore rediscussed at tonight’s meeting. The development includes the demolition of existing structures, bulk earthworks, construction of a retail development (Woolwor...
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The Minister for Local Government has now conferred that Shoalhaven City Council elections will no longer be delayed, and will be held on 10 September 2016. Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg said staff are now speaking with the NSW Electoral Commission and putting in place the necessary arrangements to facilitate the election. It is expected that the returning officer will be appointed soon and commence operations from late June. Mr Pigg said there were some important d...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash, today joined the Hon David Elliott MP, NSW Minister for Corrections, Minister for Emergency Services, and Minister for Veterans Affairs in opening the 56th Floodplain Management Australia Conference, in Nowra. The Floodplain Management Australia Conference has been held annually for over 50 years and is the most respected flood risk management event held in Australia. This year’s conference is being held at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Cent...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash joined Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock yesterday in officially opening Stage 2 of the Callala Beach to Myola Shared Pathway. Council has worked closely with the Callala Beach Progress Association, who initialled the project after concerns were raised regarding the danger posed to cyclists and pedestrians using the roadway from Callala Beach to Myola. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the new pathway provides Callala Beach and Myola residents and vis...
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Shoalhaven City Council is seeking community participation in an innovative feedback process about how Council should manage coastal erosion in the Shoalhaven, as part of its Our Coast, Our Lifestyle community engagement project. Mayor Joanna Gash said Council is inviting the community to join the conversation about how it should manage the risk of storm damage along the Shoalhaven coastline by hosting a ‘kitchen table’ discussion. “This is an important community issue an...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today joined with Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward in officially opening the new SES Shed at the Integrated Emergency Management Centre in Nowra. The new shed has 10 vehicle bays including three “drive through” bays and room to accommodate SES vehicles, sand bag machines, tarps, forklifts, trailers, equipment and materials. The n...
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Shoalhaven City Council is set to commence roadworks on Coolangatta Road, Coolangatta, from Monday 16 May 2016.  Work is scheduled to be completed by Friday 17 June 2016, weather permitting. The project involves the reconstruction of the road pavement from the Bolong road and Coolangatta road intersection for approximately 500 metres along Coolangatta Road. Motorists may experience short delays in the area during construction and all efforts will be made to minimise traffic disrupt...
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It is apparent that the Minister for Local Government, will today officially announced that Kiama Municipal Council and Shoalhaven City Council would not be merged. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the impending announcement and said that it was very pleasing to see such a positive outcome achieved for both Kiama and Shoalhaven councils. “I would especially like to thank all of the community that took an interest in this process and made their voices heard,&rdq...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting rural landholders to join Council staff at a Noxious Weeds Field Day at Milton Showground Pavilion on Wednesday 18 May 2016 from 10am to 12 pm. The Field Day will be an opportunity for land owners to meet their local inspectors and discuss weed management issues in the Milton and Ulladulla area. The meeting will be hosted by Council’s Team Leader Noxious Weeds, Phil Hansen, who will lead the discussion about the future of weed management in the Sho...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the Childhood Immunisation Clinics timetable has recently changed. Due to declining rates of attendance, Council has streamlined the number of clinics offered throughout the City. As a result, the clinics in Nowra and Bomaderry will no longer be offered. Childhood immunisation clinics will continue to be offered for two days per month in Sussex Inlet, East Nowra, Culburra Beach, Ulladulla and Sanctuary Point. Council is currently ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed confirmation from the Australian Government that Shoalhaven roads are to receive over $2.7 million in funding through the national Black Spot Programme. Mayor Joanna Gash said this funding was in addition to the previous $5.4 million funding commitment made under the 2015/2016 Black Spot Programme. “I welcome the announcement of over $2.7 million in additional roads funding for the Shoalhaven through the Australian Government’s Black Spot Pr...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting expressions of interest from sporting clubs in the Bay and Basin area interested in obtaining sponsorship in return for implementing a campaign to prevent illegal rubbish dumping in their community. Council will select three sporting clubs to participate in the RID Community Champions program, based on the merit of their proposed campaigns. The selected clubs will have until 1 October 2016 to carry out their campaigns, after which point, the club with th...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents of the proposed temporary closure of Turpentine Road for two, five day periods in May, from 6am Monday 2 May 2016 to 5pm Friday 6 May 2016, and again from 6am Monday 9 May 2016 to 5pm Friday 13 May 2016 (weather permitting). The works are part of the ongoing project to seal Turpentine Road from Princes Highway to Braidwood Road. The section of closed road will extend from approximately 8.6km to 12.9km from the Princes Highway (vicinity of...
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Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Mr Russ Pigg, has outlined that there are some proposed changes in this year’s draft budget, which will impact on the amount of rates charged across the City.    “When Council is preparing the budget for the new financial year, it considers revenue generated from rates and charges,” said Mr Pigg. “Council is limited to a maximum percentage that can be raised from certain rates and charges by the Minister for Local G...
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Ongoing use of dirt tracks within Heritage Estates, Jervis Bay, by vehicles and trail bikes has resulted in illegal dumping, severe erosion, public safety and water quality concerns. Mayor, Joanna Gash said to address these issues Council will install a series of gates and barriers to generally exclude vehicles and trail bikes from the area. “Council is not legally required to ensure that the land is accessible by vehicle but Council does have obligations to manage dumping, safety an...
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Shoalhaven City Council has considered the application for a retail development proposed for No. 320 Princes Highway, Bomaderry, at tonight’s Ordinary Meeting. The development includes the demolition of existing structures, bulk earthworks, construction of a retail development (Woolworths supermarket), associated car parking, advertising signage, landscaping, new vehicle access points and works within the adjoining road reserve. Mayor Joanna Gash said that Councillors, as the determi...
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The General Manager of Shoalhaven City Council, Mr Russ Pigg, is inviting all interested ratepayers to come along to one of three public meetings to hear more about key budget and planning issues including rates and projects for the coming year. “The draft budget shows significant capital expenditure and includes major expenditure on roadworks, sewerage systems, and other major projects including:• $3.6 million for Local Road Repair Programs • $3.3 million for Local Road Reseal • $1.2 million fo...
Read more about Exhibition Draft Delivery Program and Budget
Shoalhaven City Council wishes to advise that road closures will be in effect on Monday 25 April 2016, to enable the annual ANZAC Day marches and ceremonies to be held within the City of Shoalhaven at the following times and locations. Berry – Assemble in Queen Street adjacent to Apex Park at 10.20am. The march will move off at 10.30am via Queen and Alexandra Streets to War Memorial Gardens for the one (1) hour service. Bomaderry – Dawn Service in Walsh Memorial Park, Meroo Str...
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Members of the Mollymook community are asked to be on the lookout in the vicinity of Sandridge Cemetery, for people who may be removing plants and memorabilia from graves or ash interment sites.  Council has received several reports of items being stolen and also about dogs roaming off leash and their owners not cleaning up after them. Mayor, Joanna Gash said everyone grieves in a different way, the loss of special tokens is extremely distressing for families, as is the removal of pla...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the application process for the Community Development Grants Scheme in now open and will be conducted via a number of workshops held throughout the Shoalhaven. Mayor Joanna Gash said community members would be able to apply for funding up to a maximum of $2,000 through the scheme. “The Community Development Grants Scheme has been designed to help local organisations and associations build vibrant and activated local communities...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be replacing the existing two span concrete bridge on Jacobs Drive Sussex Inlet with a new single span concrete bridge. Works will commence from the 26th April 2016 and have been timed after the peak holiday period to reduce impacts on community and business groups. The works are expected to take approximately ten weeks, during which time Jacobs Drive will be closed at the bridge site, as well as the waterway area adjoining the bridge works. A detour will be pu...
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Shoalhaven Tourism, on behalf of Shoalhaven City Council will be installing 35 newly designed Aboriginal town signs, acknowledging the long and rich history of Aboriginal people and their continued spiritual and diverse cultural connections, throughout the Shoalhaven region. Shoalhaven City Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee representative, Mr Troy Lenihan, says it’s wonderful to see the Aboriginal community and Council working together to promote the local Aboriginal culture. &ld...
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Shoalhaven City Council is helping students from Macquarie University Department of Environmental Sciences undertake field works on coastal management in the Jervis Bay area this week. The students will undertake vegetation and dune topography surveys at Collingwood Beach along as well as water quality monitoring on a number of waterways discharging into the Bay. As part of the field works, the students will also be surveying local residents and visitors to assess community views...
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Shoalhaven City Council, in partnership with the Australian Breastfeeding Association is updating and upgrading the popular ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Shoalhaven’ resource card.  Council is inviting the community to help launch the new card at a morning tea with Mayor Joanna Gash on Wednesday 20 April, from 10.30 - 12.30pm at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre. Local Australian Breastfeeding Association Community Educator, Amanda Volpatti will be at the launch to share her knowl...
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Shoalhaven City Council joined with the community to officially open Whiteley’s Walk at a function held in Howell Faulks Reserve today. Mayor Joanna Gash said the opening acknowledged the numerous hours of volunteer labour and tireless work of the community, in partnership with Shoalhaven City Council, to make significant improvements to the Howell Faulks Reserve, including the construction of 8 metres of footpath. “I would like to congratulate the community and the many volunt...
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As part of this week’s Seniors Week celebrations, Shoalhaven City Council has installed a large ‘As I Age’ chalkboard at the entrance of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, for local residents to share their thoughts on getting older. Mayor Joanna Gash said the installation, a joint project between Council and Feros Care, is intended to ignite conversation among local Shoalhaven residents about ageing. “I would like to thank Feros Care for providing the chalkboard ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents and visitors to be especially vigilant on the roads over the upcoming school holiday period, and to be mindful of the new cycling laws that came into effect last month. Mayor Joanna Gash said the April school holidays can be a busy time in the Shoalhaven, with many residents and visitors taking the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved break in the region. “It is imperative that all motorists, riders and pedestrians keep road safe...
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As part of Shoalhaven City Council’s ongoing commitment to improving its roads, Council will rebuild 1.2 kilometres of Naval College Road. The major road works will start from the roundabout at The Wool Rd and extend towards Erowal Bay Road. The road works are scheduled to commence on 29 March 2016 and will take up to 6 weeks, depending on favourable weather conditions. The works will also include improvements such as road shoulder widening, guardrail installation, drainage works ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging the community to get involved in a host of activities and events that are planned for Youth Week 2016. Youth Week will run in the school holidays from Friday 8 April until Sunday 17 April. The annual event provides an important opportunity to celebrate the achievements, vitality and strength of young people and to acknowledge their contribution to community life. Mayor Joanna Gash said that Council, in partnership with local services and groups, ha...
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Shoalhaven City Council today joined Athletics NSW, the Sir David Martin Foundation, Nowra Athletics Club and North Nowra Public School in launching the Greater Nowra Fun Run and Shoalhaven King of the Mountain Trail Race. At the launch, it was announced that the historic King of the Mountain Trail Race will for the first time be held in conjunction with the Greater Nowra Fun Run, creating a unique festival of running. The launch was held at Nowra Showground overlooking the Camberrawa Rang...
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1000 fridges have now been collected by the NSW EPA Fridge Buyback, the award winning residential energy saving scheme which collects and recycles second fridges and upright freezers for free. Old fridges and freezers are some of the biggest energy users in the home, costing owners an average of $300 a year to operate. Mayor Joanna Gash said it was a no-brainer for Council to support the Fridge Buyback scheme. “There are an estimated 12,756 second fridges in the Shoalhaven area,&r...
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Shoalhaven City Council has a responsibility for managing the risk of coastal erosion along the Shoalhaven coastline and is seeking input from the community regarding available management options. Mayor Joanna Gash said Council is launching a community engagement initiative title ‘Our Coast, Our Lifestyle’ to ensure community views and preferences inform decision making about how the 165 kilometres of Shoalhaven coastline is managed now and into the future. “Coastal erosi...
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Shoalhaven City Council along with the Mollymook Outrigger Canoe Club will host the Single and Double Outrigger Canoe Marathon State Titles in Ulladulla on Saturday 12 March and the six man Outrigger Canoe Ocean Regatta on Sunday 13 March 2016. The event is expected to attract around 350 competitors from over 20 clubs in New South Wales. The Mollymook Outrigger Canoe Club will host the regatta from Ulladulla Harbour and the paddlers will race along the coastline for either 10km (short cour...
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Shoalhaven City Council has voted unanimously in support of a Motion to confirm its position as being unequivocally opposed to the current merger proposal without any qualifications. Mayor Joanna Gash said the Motion was resolved at the Strategy and Asset Committee meeting on Tuesday night. “It was resolved that Council notes the overwhelming rate of submissions to the Office of Local Government Delegate for the merger proposal between Shoalhaven and Kiama that were in opposition.&rd...
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Some noticeable additions have been made to the exterior of the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre as it gears up for the forthcoming TA DA exhibition. Curated by Art Centre Gallery Officer, Timothy George, the TA DA exhibition aims to connect a collaboration of young artists with interactive public engagement.  The exhibition will launch at 12 noon on Saturday 12 March 2016 and is presented as part of Shoalhaven City Council’s Arts & Cultural Public Program. Mayor Joanna Gash s...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging the community to celebrate Neighbour Day - Australia’s annual celebration of community on Easter Sunday, 27 March. Mayor Joanna Gash said the principal aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. “It is well known that connected communities where people know each other are often safer, healthier and more resilient,” said Clr Gash. “Neighbour...
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Shoalhaven City Council will commence dredging works around Sussex Inlet and Lake Conjola from Monday 7 March. Sand will be removed from the Riviera Keys, Sussex Inlet Channel and Lake Conjola while rock will be removed from Currambene Creek. The project also includes beach nourishment and protection works along Sussex Inlet Channel and Blackwater Creek in Mollymook. The contractor for the works, Sandpiper Dredging, will mobilise to the first site on Monday 7 March to prepare for works ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is undertaking road rehabilitation work on Golf Avenue, Mollymook, between Shackleton and Sheppard Streets and at the intersection of Golf Avenue & Buchan Street. The works are scheduled to be undertaken in two stages, to limit the impact of roadworks over the Easter holiday period. The first stage of works will take place from 29 February to 24 March, weather permitting, on Golf Avenue between Shackleton and Sheppard Streets. The second stage will run from 2...
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    Shoalhaven City Council Rangers are again reminding the community that heavy on the spot fines can be issued to anyone found illegally dumping waste in front of local businesses or elsewhere. The warning follows the dumping of half a car body at the entry to Sell and Parker on Yalwal Road, West Nowra. Rangers Services Manager, Michael Jarman said a white utility vehicle was observed by Ranger services staff removing half a car body off the back of the ute at approxima...
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   Shoalhaven City Council recently completed road pavement reconstruction in Wallace St, between Kalandar St and St Anne St, Nowra and an upgrade of the culverts at the Browns Creek crossing on Quinns Lane. The new culverts will reduce the frequency that Quinns Lane is inundated with stormwater during rain. Wallace Street and Quinns Lane were both closed to through traffic during construction but have now reopened. Mayor Joanna Gash said that despite the inconvenience to r...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to brush up their knowledge of road rules ahead of Road Rules Awareness Week 2016. Held from 22 to 28 February 2016, Road Rules Awareness Week provides road users with the chance to improve their knowledge of the road rules and learn about new measures. Mayor Joanna Gash said that this year’s campaign will focus on the most misunderstood road rules and provide an opportunity for road users to have their questions answered. &ld...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed The Guardian UK’s naming of Greenfields Beach in Jervis Bay National Park as one of the ‘12 best beaches in the world’, taking a coveted place alongside the world famous Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Starfish Beach in Panama and Source d’Argent in the Seychelles. The Guardian UK also named Greenfields Beach as one of its “50 best beaches in the world”, as chosen by its readers, making it the only Aust...
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Shoalhaven City Council has previously called for Expressions of Interest to develop Council owned land within the Egans Lane precinct with a view to developing a vibrant and activated town centre. Mayor Joanna Gash said Council shortlisted Derbury Pty Ltd as the preferred proponent for the proposed development of the Egans Lane Precinct last May. “Council has identified the Egans Lane precinct as a key catalyst project for the activation and continued growth of Nowra CBD as a region...
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Shoalhaven City Council has received the results from an IRIS phone survey which sought responses from the Shoalhaven community regarding the proposed merger of Kiama Municipal and Shoalhaven City councils. The community survey is part of an information campaign Council resolved to implement at an Extra Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 25 January 2016. The survey was conducted over the weekend of the 13-14 February 2016 and comprised of 500 respondents selected to statistically represen...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting comments from the local community on the draft Lady Denman Reserve Strategic Business and Master Plan. Shoalhaven City Council is the Trust Manager of a number of Crown Reserves, including the Lady Denman Reserve which adjoins the Currambene Creek estuary in Huskisson. Mayor Joanna Gash said the reserve is managed on Council’s behalf by the Lady Denman Heritage Museum Management Committee. “The reserve is home to the locally heritage liste...
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Shoalhaven City Council manages 10 waste facilities across the Shoalhaven. The transfer station operations, transportation of the waste and Buy Back Centres at these facilities has been managed on Council’s behalf by a subcontractor, Subloos Pty Ltd. Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said Council has been working with all levels of management at Subloos over recent months to assist them in meeting their obligations under the contract, however, on Monday 8 February the company ap...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on local organisations who assist in the provision of community services to apply for funding in the latest round of the Category 1 ClubGRANTS. ClubGRANTS is a shared State Government-Club Industry program, funded by a 1.85% gaming machine tax rebate provided by the State Government to those registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million per annum.  Registered clubs with annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1 million are to ...
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Shoalhaven City Council welcomed internationally-renowned, New Zealand artist Owen Dippie to Nowra last week to produce the CBD’s third large scale mural as part of the ‘Nowra Alive’ initiative. The latest mural can be found on the side of the Sturgiss Newsagency in Schofields Lane and is a photorealistic image of late artist Arthur Boyd in his London studio in the 1960’s. Mayor Joanna Gash said she was very pleased to see the Nowra Alive initiative continue in 2016...
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Shoalhaven City Council has received confirmation from the State Government that an extra public enquiry into the proposed merger of Kiama Municipal and Shoalhaven City councils will be held in the Shoalhaven. The additional public enquiry will be held at the Milton Ulladulla Ex-Servos Club on Thursday 25 February 2016 from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. Mayor Joanna Gash said the public inquiry forms part of the examination and reporting process conducted by the Delegate and provides the only opportu...
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Shoalhaven City Council will soon be issuing notices to local pet owners who have a dog or cat that is older than six months of age and not lifetime registered. As a requirement of the NSW Companion Animals Act all dogs and cats over six months in age must be registered. Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was also a requirement that all dogs and cats were identified with a microchip from 12 weeks of age or prior to the animal being sold or given away (whichever occurs first). “It is a leg...
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Shoalhaven City Council has collaborated with the Australian Lifeguarding Service to offer a free ‘Surfers Rescue’ Course to the Shoalhaven Community. The free course is open to all water craft users with an interest in learning water related life-saving skills and is part of a plan by Council to further improve and enhance water safety in the Shoalhaven. Mayor Joanna Gash said the course will provide training to surfboard riders and water craft users who typically use both pat...
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As part of Shoalhaven City Council’s ongoing commitment to rehabilitating roads and improving access with path improvements, Council are undertaking road rehabilitation in Chisholm St between Emmett St and Sheaffe St, Callala Bay and constructing a footpath. The works will commence next week on the 1st of February and continue until the 7th of March 2016. Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart advised the works will involve removing the existing pavement and construction a new wid...
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      Educational signs detailing some of the European history of Narrawallee have been stolen from their posts in the Garrad Reserve Biobank.  Mayor Joanna Gash said the theft happened some time during the holiday period.  “The signs were to help visitors and the local community gain a fuller appreciation of what a special place Garrad Reserve is,” said Clr Gash. “Each stolen panel cost $1,700 to produce so replacing them is not an i...
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Kinghorne Street streetscaping upgrade Shoalhaven City Council will be making improvements to the streetscape in Kinghorne Street Nowra on the western side between Schofields Lane and Pumpkin Patch with work commencing on Sunday 7 February 2016. Mayor, Joanna Gash is enthusiastic about the upgrade and said the works form part of the Nowra CBD Revitalisation Strategy.  “The footpath and streetscape upgrade in Kinghorne Street will be similar to the upgrade that was completed i...
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Shoalhaven City Council held an Extraordinary Meeting today to discuss the proposed merger of Kiama Municipal and Shoalhaven City councils. Council voted unanimously to adopt a position stating the present proposal is unworkable in its present form. “My view is that this merger proposal, presented in its current form, contains several anomalies, statement of financial processes and rating proposals that could well jeopardise Shoalhaven City’s capability to grow and retain its F...
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Council met with executive members of the Community Consultative Bodies yesterday afternoon to provide information about the proposed merger of Kiama Municipal Council and Shoalhaven City Council. Mayor Jo Gash said the purpose of the meeting was to provide the Community Consultative Bodies (CCBs) with information in regard to the merger process, public inquiry and submission opportunities and for the CCBs to communicate the collective views of the community back to Council. “It was ...
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Council presented the 2016 Australia Day Awards in the categories of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year in a prestigious function held at the Ulladulla Civic Centre last night. In a major change to previous years, Council combined the Australia Day Awards with the Shoalhaven medal, adding extra significance to the awards evening. Rick Meehan OAM has been named the 2016 Australia Day Shoalhaven Citizen of the Year Gold Medal Winner, taking out the most prestigious honour Coun...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Singapore Airlines that it will operate regularly scheduled international flights to Canberra Airport. Due to commence in September this year, the new ‘Capital Express’ route will provide two direct international destination options, with four flights a week linking Canberra with Singapore and four flights a week connecting Canberra with Wellington. Mayor Gash said she commends Canberra Ai...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Singapore Airlines that it will operate regularly scheduled international flights to Canberra Airport. Due to commence in September this year, the new ‘Capital Express’ route will provide two direct international destination options, with four flights a week linking Canberra with Singapore and four flights a week connecting Canberra with Wellington. Mayor Gash said she commends Canberra Ai...
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Following a hugely successful year for tourism in the Shoalhaven, bolstered by the success of the award-winning ‘Unspoilt’ national digital marketing campaign, Shoalhaven Tourism is investing in its marketing and events expertise in 2016 with the announcement of two key appointments. Kristy Mayhew is Shoalhaven Tourism’s new Marketing Specialist, bringing over 12 years of experience working for media organisations including SBS, Time Magazine and most recently, the Griffin T...
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Shoalhaven City Council has been awarded $750,000 in funding from the Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis as part of the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program Round 2. Mayor Jo Gash said Council will be matching the funding with the total project cost of $1.6 million. “The funding received from the Federal Member for Gilmore will allow for the timber bridge over Duck Creek on Naval College Road at Worrowing Heights to be replaced with a concrete bridge,” said Clr Gash...
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Council representatives today met with the State Government Delegate, Greg Wright, at Council’s Administrative Building in Nowra. “Council has taken the opportunity to discuss the merger proposal and the process with him, face to face,” said Mayor Jo Gash. “It was a very beneficial opportunity for us to seek clarification of the questions about the process and to understand his considerations and parameters for a submission,” said Clr Gash. “The meeti...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be holding an Extra Ordinary Meeting at the Nowra Administration Building on Monday 25th January from 4pm. Councillor Guile, Councillor Watson and Councillor Findley have called for the meeting regarding the Merger Proposal with Kiama Municipal Council. Acting General Manager, Carmel Krogh said Council is meeting with the State Government Delegate, Greg Wright on Tuesday 21st January to seek further information. “An analysis of information will be avai...
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Shoalhaven City Council will meet next Tuesday 19th January with the delegate appointed by the Office of Local Government, to discuss the proposed merger of Kiama Municipal Council and Shoalhaven City Council.   “We have a lot of questions we will be asking the delegate, Greg Wright on Tuesday and we are hoping we will also receive more information about the proposal at this time.” said Mayor Gash. “It is very important that we are provided with as much information a...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s General Manager attended a briefing to discuss the proposed merger between Kiama Municipal Council and Shoalhaven City Council at the Office of Premier & Cabinet on Thursday 7th January. “The meeting was held by the State Government to provide Council with some more information about the process to be followed for the merger proposal” said General Manager Mr Russ Pigg  “The Office of Local Government has now appointed Council with ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is informing local residents that many inflatable pools purchased over the summer season may be required to comply with swimming pool legislation. Pools under 2,000 litres in capacity do not require approval from Council, however, pools capable of holding water greater than 30 centimetres in depth are required to have a child resistant barrier under the Swimming Pools Act 1992.  Mayor, Joanna Gash said local residents need to consider whethe...
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In the announcement of the proposed merger the Government states: “$53 million total financial benefit over 20 years and $7.2 million improvement in annual operating result over 10 years” Comment: When Council asked for a breakdown of those benefits it was advised that the detail would be provided in January ’16. “For four years after the merger, the Government’s policy is that rates will be frozen at existing paths” Comment: ...
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Despite Shoalhaven City Council being viewed as "Fit for the Future", it has been proposed by the NSW State Government for Kiama Municpal Council and Shoalhaven City Council to merge. An extraordinary meeting of Council was held on the 21st December to discuss the merger proposal. It was resolved at the meeting that Council: Request the General Manager to convene a councillor workshop in the New Year to fully discuss the “Positives” and “Negatives&...
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Shoalhaven City Council will convene a workshop in early January to discuss the proposed merger with Kiama Municipal Council. The workshop will be used to discuss the ‘positives’ and ‘negatives’ of the proposed merger before Council makes a final determination. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the workshop would also allow Council to highlight issues before formulating questions to be put to the Minister for Local Government. “The upcoming workshop, to be held withi...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be managing traffic flows into Hyams Beach in a bid to alleviate traffic and parking concerns within the area across the peak holiday period. As part of the trial, a manned traffic control post will be provided for two days at the intersection of Booderee Avenue and Naval College Road. Booderee Avenue may be intermittently closed to traffic when parking capacity in the village has been reached during the hours of operation. Mayor Joanna Gash said residents a...
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Quinns Lane Shoalhaven City Council will be continuing the upgrade to the Browns Creek crossing on Quinns Lane, South Nowra over the Christmas holiday period.  The project includes installation of a larger capacity drainage culvert crossing under Quinns Lane, vegetation clearing and improvements to the creek cross-section.  On completion the works will reduce the frequency that Quinns Lane is inundated with stormwater during rain. The road will be closed to through tra...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today officially named the two new waterslides at the Nowra Aquatic Park. Council held a competition to help in naming the slides with the two winning entrants winning free slides for a year. Mayor, Gash said that after much deliberation and fanfare the winning names were determined as ‘The Vortex’ (closed slide) and ‘Rampage’ (open slide). The two winning entrants were Jake O’ Neil (Rampage) and Maya Berardi (...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be holding an Extra Ordinary Meeting at the Nowra Administration Building this Monday 21 December from 2pm. Councillor Guile, Councillor Watson and Councillor McCrudden have called for the meeting. The meeting has been called – ‘To commence the preparation of an evidence based case for Shoalhaven City Council to stand alone apart from Kiama since our ratepayers cannot be expected to pay even higher rates and charges that a merger with Kiama would...
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Shoalhaven City Council has recently made the Nowra CBD Car Parking Study public as the organisation considers the area’s future parking requirements. The release of the Car Parking Study comes as Council commences a planning and consultation process for short term car parking options within the CBD. The study was undertaken in two stages as Council explored both the supply and demand for parking in the CBD as well as the theoretical demand for parking based on the organisation&rsquo...
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Shoalhaven Libraries have recently launched their exciting new digital membership system. The new system provides free and easy access to the library’s online resources including emagazines and ebooks. The membership also provides access to hundreds of State Library databases, the World Book Online encyclopaedia and thousands of databases covering subjects such as English, Science, History and languages. Library Services Manager, Sarah Taylor said the new membership would allow th...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that garbage and recycling kerbside collections will continue as normal on Christmas Day. While garbage collections will remain on Christmas Day, residents are advised to ensure their garbage and recycling bins are placed out for collection the night before. Collection trucks will be picking up garbage and recycling at a much earlier than normal time on Christmas Day. Areas with Christmas Day waste services include -  Basin ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently undertaking road stencilling works to improve safety and aesthetics within the Nowra CBD. The stencilling works are being undertaken at both the Junction/Berry Street and Junction/Kinghorne Street intersections. These works follow the replacement of the pre-existing pavers with asphalt at both intersections. Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said the stencilling works formed another key component of the ongoing upgrading of street infrastruct...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announcement that has seen the area receive over $10 million in funding through Round Two of the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund. Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis today announced that both Motorcycling NSW and MIND The GaP (Mental Illness Nowra District – Goals and Prevention) had been successful in their funding applications. Motorcycling NSW received a $9,532,500 grant for the develop...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on the local community to help the organisation in naming the two brand new waterslides at the Nowra Aquatic Park. Council has constructed the two new high quality waterslides as part of the upgrades to the Nowra Aquatic Park. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that the slides were due to be opened to the public prior to Christmas. The Mayor said the winning entry would receive free water slides for a year at the Nowra Aquatic Park. “The redeveloped Nowr...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that professional beach patrol services will be commencing at seven local beaches from Thursday 17 December 2015. The beaches include – Shoalhaven Heads Crookhaven Heads Beach Tilbury Cove (Ocean Street, Culburra Beach Warrain Beach (Culburra Beach) Cudmirrah/Berrara Beach (Sussex Inlet) Narrawallee Beach (Surfers Avenue)  North Mollymook Beach (Beach Road) Meanwhile, professional beach patrol services have ...
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   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today officially opened Stage II of Jelly Bean Park during a special Beach Barbecue in the CBD. Stage II of the project features the addition of an innovative misting device designed to cool down local residents in the already popular meeting hub. Today’s outdoor celebration and Stage II launch featured music from local artist, Paul Greene as well as the installation of colourful beach seating and a free community barbecu...
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Nowra Library was recently recognised for their unique and innovative new literacy program ‘Paws ‘n’ Tales’. The Library received a Highly Commended Award in the Program Category at the NSW Public Libraries Marketing Awards held in Sydney. ‘Paws ‘n’ Tales’ aims to improve participants reading and communication skills by having children between the ages of four to eight regularly read to an animal. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was extremely ...
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Shoalhaven City Council have endorsed the development of a Plan of Management for land on Coolangatta Mountain. Council will need to allocate funding towards the Plan of Management in the 2016/17 budget to ensure the project moves ahead. Coolangatta Mountain, also known as Cullunghutti, is a spiritually significant landmark for local Aboriginal communities and beyond. The Plan of Management is being developed to further protect the Aboriginal cultural heritage values of the site while a...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on the local community to have their say as part of an organisational review into the functions of the Shoalhaven Sports Board. The Shoalhaven Sports Board is a Council committee established to provide a voice for the local sporting community. Council will be hosting a number of drop in sessions as well as an online survey to allow local residents to make comment as part of the review. Drop in sessions will be held - Monday 7 December - Ulladulla...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to attend the upcoming information sessions outlining the NSW State Government’s Coastal Management reforms. The information session, which is being run by the Office of Environment and Heritage will be held between 6pm – 8pm at the Kiama Pavilion on Tuesday 1 December. The State Government recently announced a new coastal management framework designed to help better equip coastal communities respond to emerging and existin...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents to the closure of the wooden footbridge located on Ben’s Walk, Nowra. The bridge has been deemed unsafe following an inspection by Council staff and a consultant engineer. Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said the eroded bank adjacent to the bridge foundations needed repairs as a result of erosion to the piers. Mr Stewart said the erosion had been exacerbated by the recent August floods. “Council is advising the...
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Shoalhaven Libraries will be hosting a special author talk with renowned Barrister, Mark Tedeschi at the Nowra library this Saturday 28 November from 1pm. Mr Tedeschi will be providing insights and answering questions regarding his new book, Kidnapped, telling the story of Australia’s only known kidnapping of a child for ransom. Eight year old Graeme Thorne was kidnapped on his way to school in 1960 only weeks after his parent’s won a substantial amount of money in the Opera Ho...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting a special Community Safety Meeting at the North Nowra Community Centre this Sunday 22 November from 11am – 2pm. The meeting will allow the community to provide input into the ways Nowra can become an even safer place in which to reside. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was encouraging local residents to come along and have their say on any potential safety issues facing the community. The Mayor said Council’s Safety Officer and local Police...
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Shoalhaven City Council have awarded the tender for the$6.5 million Porters Creek Dam Remediation project to Leed Engineering and Construction. The project will see the preparation and placement of approximately 4,000 cubic metres of concrete along the downstream face of the dam along with associated outlet and access works. Director of Shoalhaven Water, Carmel Krogh said the existing Porters Creek Dam had been constructed in 1968 and was currently in need of remediation works. “P...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents of a number of road closures due to the Waratah March re-enactment taking place on Sunday 29 November. 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 in 1915. The March was one of a number of recruitment marches held around the State after the failed Gallipoli Campaign. As a result of the re-enactment a number of ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today joined Southern Phone Chairman, Bill Hilzinger in handing over $25,000 in community funding grants at the Nowra Administration Building. The presentation was undertaken as part of the Southern Phone Grants Scheme which provides funding to not for profit community groups through Councils. A Local Government enterprise, shares in the Southern Phone Company can only be held by Councils as a way of ensuring all profits are returned to the co...
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        Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has labelled the vandalism of Marriott Park as extremely disappointing. The park was the victim of graffiti overnight with the toilet block, play equipment, cottage and adjoining bridge having been spray painted. Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was very disturbing to see the vandalism of a popular recreational facility. “Marriott Park is one of the best utilised and popular parks in the area providin...
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Nowra Library will be hosting a collection of rare World War I artefacts as part of a special public event being held on Monday 30 November. As part of the event, NSW State Library World War I curator, Elise Edmonds will be providing a talk about the material and insights into its acquisition. The day will also feature a special workshop hosted by NSW State Library staff regarding techniques to help preserve family history collections including photographs, letters and journals. Mayor, ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today signed a Friendship City Agreement on behalf of Council with Fuyang City, China. Council hosted a delegation from Fuyang City led by Mayor, Fang Xu for the special ceremony held at the Nowra Administration Building. The delegation also received a further overview of the Shoalhaven and took the opportunity to discuss potential business opportunities within the local area. Local businesses including Australia’s Oyster Coast, GHD E...
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Shoalhaven Libraries are now offering the community an opportunity to print documents remotely via Wi-Fi at all of their branches. Local residents are now able to remotely print any document from a computer, tablet or smartphone before coming into the library to collect the documents. Mayor, Joanna Gash said all Shoalhaven Library branches have the ability to print, scan and copy documents. “The access to remote printing is a great addition to library services and allows for incre...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the informal carpark located at 59 Owen Street, Huskisson will be temporarily closed to the public later this week. The carpark will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 11 November to 5pm Friday 13 November weather permitting. Council’s has engaged, SMEC Consultants to undertake geotechnical investigations of 59 Owen Street as part of the Huskisson Foreshore Masterplan and Development Concepts project. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the i...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed an announcement that will see local oysters being exported to Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. Oyster farmers at Comerong Bay were recently granted approval to export their product from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service and NSW Food Authority. The export approval was received after local farmers were able to demonstrate strong environmental management controls over a period of time. Mayor, Joanna Gash s...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has joined Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis in officially launching six new CCTV cameras at the Sanctuary Point shops. Council received a $300,000 funding grant from the Federal Government for the installation of CCTV cameras at Bomaderry, East Nowra and Sanctuary Point. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was very pleased to see the launch of the cameras in Sanctuary Point saying she hoped they would improve safety in the area. “I would like to ...
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Shoalhaven City Council last night voted down a rescission motion that would have effectively stopped the extension of an off leash trial at Narrawallee Beach. The loss of the rescission motion means that Council will now extend the off leash trial on Narrawallee Beach until the completion of a city wide community consultation exercise and dog management Policy review expected by August 2016. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that by extending the trial Council was enabling local residents to contin...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the local community to join Councillors and senior staff for a free community barbecue at Shelter Pavilion, Huskisson Beach from 12pm this Friday. The barbecue is being held as part of Council’s ongoing series of Town Tour BBQs, designed to coincide with the Councillor’s regular Familiarity Tours. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the previous Town Tour BBQ’s had proven to be very successful with hundreds of local residents turning out throughout...
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Lake Conjola Holiday Park employee, Peter Upton has received the Employee of the Year Award at the recent Caravan and Camping Industry Association’s Awards of Excellence. Mr Upton was recognised for his unwavering dedication and commitment to ensuring Lake Conjola Holiday Park remains one of the prominent tourist destinations on the South Coast. Having previously owned a landscaping business for 30 years, Mr Upton is employed to undertake all maintenance, gardening, plumbing and clea...
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     Shoalhaven City Council has completed works on a new concrete fishing platform and path at the Crookhaven Heads Boat Ramp. The $27,000 platform and pathway have been constructed on an existing rock platform. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was very impressed by the new facility saying it would prove to be a very popular location for visitors and locals alike. “Crookhaven Heads is a very popular destination for fishing and boating,” said Clr Gash. &ld...
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   Shoalhaven City Council hosted a community workshop for local residents to have their say on the potential future of the Huskisson Foreshore Precinct over the weekend. The two day workshop, which was hosted in conjunction with project consultants SJB Architects, was attended by over 50 local residents. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the workshop allowed the community to help inform work currently being undertaken on the proposed Masterplan and Development Concepts for the area. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be commencing upgrade works to the Browns Creek crossing on Quinns Lane, South Nowra from Monday 23 November 2015.  The project includes installation of a larger capacity drainage culvert crossing under Quinns Lane, vegetation clearing and improvements to the creek cross-section.  Once completed the works will reduce the frequency that Quinns Lane is inundated with stormwater during rain. Local motorists are advised that traffic conditions will cha...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be refreshing the streetscape within the Bomaderry commercial precinct from early November. Taking place on Meroo and Bunberra Streets, the works will include the painting of lamp posts, garbage bin surrounds, seats and other street furniture. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the works were being undertaken to help in bringing additional colour to the Bomaderry commercial area. “Council has been undertaking a number of works within the Bomaderry Commercial Prec...
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Shoalhaven City Council has thrown its support behind the Shoalhaven City Turf Club’s proposal to create a memorial for the two time Melbourne Cup winning horse, Archer. The Turf Club plan to place a life size memorial commemorating the achievements of Archer, Terara horse trainer, Ettiene de Mestre and jockey, John Cutts at a prominent location within Nowra. Council also moved to deem the memorial a public art project and to utilise the piece as part of the Council Art Collection du...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has congratulated the local award winners at the recently held Illawarra Business Awards. The Mayor said Council was very proud to see four local businesses and business people receive an award while another eight were nominated. Shoalhaven award winners included- Business Leader - John Lamont Excellence in Innovation - Stormtech Young Entrepreneur - Adam Sturt Employer of Choice - Flagstaff Group “The Shoalhaven is hom...
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Shoalhaven City Council along with project consultants, SJB Architects will be hosting a workshop this week for local residents to have their say on the potential future of the Huskisson Foreshore Precinct. The workshops will help inform the work currently being undertaken by the project consultants on the proposed Masterplan and Development Concepts for the area. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the workshops will utilise real-time 3D modelling and visualisation services to test the initial master...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to have input in the preparation of a Dune Vegetation Management Plan for Collingwood Beach. Council will be hosting two drop in sessions on Collingwood Beach to allow local residents to ask questions and make comment on the future management of the area’s dune vegetation system. The Dune Vegetation Management Plan, which will be prepared using feedback from the community, will be used to help guide the restoration and future man...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently calling for nominations for the 2016 Australia Day Awards. Local residents are being asked to nominate an outstanding community member for their ongoing contribution to the City. Council will present the 2016 Australia Day Awards in the categories of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year (person 24 years old or less). In a major change to previous years, Council has combined the Australia Day Awards with the Shoalhaven medal, adding extra...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the State Government announcement that has seen the organisation assessed as being ‘Fit for the Future’. The State Government set seven benchmarks for Councils to meet to ensure they were classified by IPART as being ‘Fit for the Future’ and able to continue to deliver the services expected from communities across NSW. NSW Premier, Mike Baird today released the Government’s ‘Fit for the Future&rsquo...
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   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today inspected works on the Orion Beach Shared User Path. The Orion Beach Shared User Path project forms part of the Round the Bay Walk and will build on pre-existing walking routes between Callala Bay and Hyams Beach. Work commenced in July on the construction of a 2.5 metre shared user path combining both 345 lineal metres of concrete and 155 lineal metres of elevated sections made from fibre enforced plastic. Mayor, Joan...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the 2015 Shoalhaven Community Survey results which have demonstrated an increase in the organisation’s overall satisfaction rating. The organisation received an 85 percent overall satisfaction rating which was a two percent increase on the previous year’s result. Mayor, Gash said Council had engaged IRIS Research to undertake the annual survey with the results used to help obtain overall satisfaction ratings with Council&r...
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  Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Huskisson Sea Pool on 23 October from 8am. Council will be hosting a special morning tea to celebrate the milestone and signify the official pool opening for the upcoming swimming season. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Huskisson Sea Pool had become an iconic part of the local seascape since commissioned in 1965. The Mayor said the popular facility allowed local residents to enjoy ...
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Shoalhaven City Council along with project consultants, SJB Architects will be hosting a workshop for local residents to have their say on the potential future of the Huskisson Foreshore Precinct. The workshops will help inform the work currently being undertaken by the project consultants on the proposed Masterplan and Development Concepts for the area. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the workshops will utilise real-time 3D modelling and visualisation services to test the initial masterplan and d...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging the local community to join in a day of free family fun as part of the official opening of the Nowra Aquatic Park. To celebrate the opening of the new facility Council will be providing free entry to all patrons from 10am this Saturday 17 October. The $8 million project has seen the construction of a new nine lane pool, installation of a recreational splash pad, new filtration equipment and pool heating. The redevelopment project has also resulted ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announcement that will see the area host the 2016 Adventure Racing World Championships in November 2016. The 700 kilometre race will see teams of four complete a series of legs including trekking, mountain biking and kayaking and is expected to take between five to 10 days to complete. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was extremely excited to see the Shoalhaven selected to host such a prestigious and grueling event. &ldquo...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the release of the organisation’s ‘Pets on Holiday’ brochure outlining the area’s dog, horse and cat friendly accommodation and activities. The new brochure provides a large range of accommodation options for pet owners looking to stay in the area as well as information on pet friendly walks and other activities. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was encouraging visitors to the area to take advantage of the Shoalhave...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents to change their smoke alarm batteries following the commencement of daylight savings. The installation of smoke alarms has been mandatory since 2006 for all existing homes and other shared accommodation buildings where people sleep. Legislation was expanded in 2011 to include caravans, campervans and other moveable dwellings.  Mayor, Joanna Gash said that there were over 840 house fires throughout Australia in 2014 as she stresse...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be undertaking heavy patching works on Gerroa and Bolong Roads, Shoalhaven Heads from Monday 19 October. Council has employed a contractor to undertake the works as part of the ongoing road maintenance program for that section of road. The works, which are being undertaken to address localised pavement issues, will be primarily located between Shoalhaven Heads and the Beach Road intersection. Further patching works will also be undertaken on sections of Bolo...
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Shoalhaven City Council has again scored extremely well in the annual State of the Beaches Report with the area’s beaches rated among the cleanest in NSW. The Office of Environment and Heritage has released the State of the Beaches Report, 2014/15 – an annual scorecard of the summertime water quality at 241 popular NSW beaches and swimming spots. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said that the report graded six of the area’s 10 ocean beaches as Very Good and the ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has commenced works on the $1.45 million road project linking Browns Road to Flinders Road, South Nowra. Once completed the new road link will provide more efficient and safer access into the Flinders Industrial Estate for heavy vehicles and general traffic.  Mayor, Joanna Gash said the project was being undertaken after Council received over $1 million under the State Government’s Restart Illawarra Program. Council received a further $400,000 towards ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is reminding local residents to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bushfire season. The Shoalhaven has been identified as one of many areas facing above normal fire potential for the 2015-2016 fire season according to data released by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The above normal forecast is due to a combination of higher than average forecast temperatures leading to a rapid drying of forest fuels and significant grass growth. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s declaration of the area as a natural disaster zone today following the August weather event. Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan and NSW Deputy Premier, Troy Grant today announced that disaster assistance had been activated in response to damage caused by the recent east coast low. The announcement means that assistance will be now available to individuals, businesses and primary producers affected by the storms. May...
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   Shoalhaven Libraries are encouraging the local community to take advantage of some great bargains at the upcoming book sale to be held as part of Booktober celebrations. The sale, to be held at the Nowra School of Arts from 9.30am – 5pm on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October, will see hundreds of preloved library books up for sale. All books will be available for $1 while local residents with a healthy appetite for reading will also able to fill up a calico library bag ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has launched the ‘Scores on Doors’ program to assist local residents in ensuring they are eating at a safe, clean and hygienic eating establishment. Scores on Doors is the NSW hygiene and food safety scoring program that displays the results of food premises regular inspections. Under the new program, local residents will gain an understanding of how local restaurants, takeaway shops, bakeries, pub bistros and other food businesses are complying with foo...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to join the fight against littering over the upcoming warmer months. Council’s Ranger Services, in conjunction with the EPA, have developed a sticker to be placed on the inside of the windscreen or visor prompting the driver to report littering from vehicles. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the sticker also provides the necessary contact details for Council’s Rangers to ensure that local residents are able to report any instances o...
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Shoalhaven Libraries have welcomed the results from their recent Customer Service Survey after receiving over 800 responses to the questionnaire. The survey results will be used to drive further planning and assist in the provision of key services as outlined by the community. Manager of Shoalhaven Libraries, Sarah Taylor said the survey provided staff with some very interesting data and highlighted a number of areas for potential change. “Shoalhaven Libraries undertook the recent...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has congratulated the staff at the Bay and Basin Leisure Centre after receiving the AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre Award at the NSW Water Safety Awards. The annual AUSTSWIM awards identify and honour individual AUSTSWIM teachers, presenters and recognised Swim Centres from across the country on their contributions to aquatic education and water safety. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the award was further recognition of the outstanding professionalism an...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents to ensure their property is clearly numbered and visible from the road. It is a requirement that landowners have their house number clearly displayed and visible from the road to ensure that emergency service personnel are able to effectively locate the property in an emergency.  Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was recommended that residents use a reflective surface and ensure numbers are at least 75 mm in height in order to maximise att...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding pet owners that dogs must be kept under effective control at all times when in a public place. The reminder comes as Council continues a three month trial into off leash dog areas on Narrawallee Beach. Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was imperative that dog owner’s maintained control of their pets at all times including when being walked at off leash areas. “The trial of off leash dog areas on Narrawallee Beach has been very successful so far ...
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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre will be hosting an interactive exhibition, The Garden of Forking Paths, revisiting examples of the earliest computer games from this Saturday 19 September. Curated by Neil Jenkins and presented by dLux MediaArts, The Garden of Forking Paths, will combine the computer games and hardware of yesteryear with the latest in modern technology. Featuring 10 historic and contemporary art works, the exhibition reunites these games with historic equipment in a fun and exci...
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Shoalhaven City Council has engaged Hawkins Civil Constructions to undertake infrastructure development works within the Jerberra Estate, Tomerong. After initially being created as a paper sub division, new planning controls announced by the NSW State Government last year have enabled up to 87 dwellings to be built within the Jerberra Estate. The upcoming works will see the construction of 4.6 kilometres of sealed roads, fire trails and driveway crossings as well as stormwater and electric...
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Shoalhaven City Council has re-elected Councillor John Wells as Deputy Mayor during this afternoon’s Ordinary Meeting. Councillor Wells was elected unopposed in the position for the third straight year while Councillor Alan Baptist was also unopposed in retaining the position of Assistant Deputy Mayor. Mayor, Joanna Gash congratulated the Councillors on the retention of their positions saying both Councillor Wells and Councillor Baptist brought a wealth of experience to the roles. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to view the wide array of entrants in the 2015 Threatened Species Competition currently on display in the Nowra Administration Building foyer. Open to local Primary School students, the annual competition aims to raise awareness surrounding the 140 native species of plants and animals in the Shoalhaven that are currently threatened with extinction. Tomerong Public School won first prize in this year’s K- 2 category after the Kind...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that water quality has returned to pre flooding levels throughout the area’s waterways and beaches. Council has continued the monitoring of beaches between Mollymook and Shoalhaven Heads along with the estuaries most impacted by the flood event. These estuaries included Lake Conjola, St Georges Basin and the Shoalhaven River. Manager of Natural Resources and Floodplains, Ms Ghetti said she was very pleased to have seen the water ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging all budding local photographers to take part in the upcoming National Skatepark Day Photography Competition. To be eligible for the competition local residents need to submit a photo of themselves skating, biking, blading or scootering at one of the area’s local skateparks. Mayor, Joannna Gash said the competition was being used as a way to help highlight the fantastic skate parks and facilities available within the Shoalhaven. The Mayor said...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has received a cheque from the Nowra Lions Club as part of the ongoing Mayor’s Relief Fund. The Nowra Lions Club presented the Mayor with a cheque for over $600 raised during a recent coin donation drive throughout the Nowra CBD. Council set up the Mayor’s Relief Fund to assist those local residents suffering extreme hardship and a loss of possessions as a result of the recent flood event. Mayor, Joanna Gash thanked both the Lions C...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting a number of free cycling events as part of the upcoming NSW Bike Week celebrations to be held from Saturday 12 September – Sunday 20 September. NSW Bike Week provides an opportunity for the entire family to rediscover the joys of cycling and take part in a fun, low cost and environmentally friendly activity. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the upcoming Bike Week events were suited to people of all ages and abilities making the rides the perfect family ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has again extended the waiving of tipping disposal costs for local residents with flood damaged goods until Sunday 13 September 2015. The city’s waste depots however will go back to normal trading hours. Local residents wishing to dispose of flood waste must bring proof of property address through either a rates notice or other identification to one of the area’s waste depots. Mayor, Joanna Gash said residents of Sussex Inlet and Lake Conjola can also...
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Shoalhaven City Council has selected members of the Community Reference Group tasked with helping shape options for the possible use of Council owned land recently purchased in Owen Street, Huskisson. The reference group consists of representatives from the local Business Chamber, Tourism industry, CCB, general public, adjoining business and land owners. Members include – Gary Kelson (CCB representative) Wendy Smith (Chamber of Commerce) Kate Broadhurst (Jervis Bay Tourism)...
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Shoalhaven City Council has extended the waiving of tipping disposal costs for local residents with flood damaged goods until Monday 7 September 2015. Local residents wishing to dispose of flood waste must bring proof of property address through either a rates notice or other identification to one of the area’s waste depots. Since the commencement of the waiving of tipping disposal costs last Friday Council has been inundated with local residents looking to dispose of flood related w...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to donate to the Mayor’s Relief Fund and assist those affected by the recent floods. Council has set up an online donations system with the community able to contribute to the fund by visiting www.givenow.com.au/shoalhavenmayorsrelieffundflood. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she had been very pleased with the number of local residents that had already contributed to the fund. “It has been fantastic to see the...
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Shoalhaven City Council is continuing the clean-up effort in the days after the recent floods with staff having commenced works on the area’s playgrounds and recreational facilities damaged by the floods. Over 20 Parks and Reserves are currently out of action throughout the area due to flood damage. The damage includes – Playgrounds and exercise equipment have been scoured of soft fall material with edging washed away. Electric barbecues have been flood affected and are...
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Shoalhaven City Council is again reminding local residents to avoid unnecessary contact with stormwater and waterways affected by the recent floods. Much of the Shoalhaven fell victim to flash flooding and stormwater overflow last week as parts of the area received over 400mm of rain in under three days. Council’s Acting Environmental Services Manager, Isabelle Ghetti said local residents were being reminded to continue to avoid contact with waterways and stormwater affected by the f...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the Comerong Island Ferry is currently out of service after the cables were impacted by flood debris in the recent heavy rains. It is anticipated that the Ferry, which received damage to the drive cables after being struck by debris and river navigation markers, will again be operating by Monday afternoon. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Ferry was back in the river after being secured to the river bank throughout yesterday’s flood ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is continuing the clean-up effort days after the area was lashed by heavy rains as the result of an east coast low weather pattern. With the EOC having now closed the SES have confirmed that the evacuation order at Sussex Inlet has been lifted however there is still water over many low lying areas of the Shoalhaven. Council outdoor staff are continuing with the urgent patching of potholes in the most affected areas.  There remains a number of areas with road...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is calling on the community to donate and assist local residents affected by the recent rains. The Shoalhaven has been buffeted by heavy rains over the past few days with over 70 local homes affected by flooding in Sussex Inlet, Sanctuary Point and Shoalhaven Heads. The rising floodwater has also had an effect on the area’s farmers with a number of local properties suffering damage and losing valuable feed. Council will be making assistan...
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Shoalhaven City Council will waive tipping disposal costs for local residents with flood damaged goods as a result of the recent heavy rains. Local residents wishing to dispose of flood waste must bring proof of property address through either a rates notice or other identification to one of the area’s waste depots. “The Shoalhaven has been buffeted by heavy rains for the past few days with parts of the area receiving up to an incredible 470mm in just over 36 hours,” said...
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Shoalhaven City Council staff are continuing to monitor lake and river levels across the Shoalhaven as the recently received heavy rainfalls continue to ease. The Shoalhaven has been buffeted in recent days as the result of an east coast low weather system sitting just off the coastline with parts of the Shoalhaven having received over 470mm of rain in 36 hours. Council staff are continuing to monitor flood affected roads throughout the City with many of the affected areas beginning to re-...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has dismissed rumours the Shoalhaven River Bridge will close this afternoon.  Mayor, Gash said that local residents had contacted Council concerned that the Bridge would be closing at 4pm. The Mayor said that despite the area receiving significant flood water there was no threat to the bridge saying it would remain permanently open. “I am not sure how this rumour started however I can confirm beyond any doubt that the Shoalhaven Rive...
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Issued 12:55pm, Wednesday 26 August 2015 Shoalhaven City Council is continuing to work closely with local emergency service organisations in overcoming the current flash flooding and stormwater overflows throughout the area. The EOC remains open with representatives from Council, Shoalhaven Water, SES, RFS, NSW Police, Energy, Welfare and the Department of Primary Industries in attendance. With flood waters affecting the entire Shoalhaven, Council has staff in the field report...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is reminding local residents to take care when driving on the area’s roads. The reminder comes as parts of the Shoalhaven have received over 400mm of rain in the past 36 hours making driving conditions extremely dangerous in parts of the City. “It is important that local residents limit their use of local roads and only drive when completely necessary,” said Clr Gash. “If people do need to travel then it is vitally impor...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the Shoalhaven River is continuing to rise rapidly as a result of the continuing rains. The Bureau of Meteorology is currently predicting flood peaks at 9am this morning and 3pm this afternoon. The current flood level is 3.8 metres at Nowra Bridge as of 10:13 am this morning and the Bureau predicts it will be around 4 metres by 3 pm. Acting Environmental Services Manager, Isabelle Ghetti said that Nowra, Terara, Shoalhaven Heads a...
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Shoalhaven City Council is urging local residents to avoid unnecessary contact with stormwater and waterways associated with the current heavy rainfall. Parts of the Shoalhaven have been inundated with significant stormwater overflow and flash flooding over the past 24 hours after the area received heavy rainfall as a result of a recent low weather system. Council’s Acting Environmental Services Manager, Isabelle Ghetti said it was important for local residents to be aware as to the ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the lake level at Conjola is continuing to rise rapidly despite the entrance currently being open to the ocean. The current lake level is at 1.46m AHD as of 9.35am this morning and will continue to rise throughout the morning. Director of Planning and Development, Tim Fletcher said the catchment had received over 200mm of rain in the last 24 hours. Mr Fletcher said that amount of rain would trigger flooding regardless of the entra...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has urged the local community to throw their support behind Sussex Inlet resident, Liam Maihi in his attempt to take out the reality television series ‘The Voice’. Mr Maihi has progressed to the business end of the singing competition under the guidance of team leader and worldwide pop sensation Ricky Martin. Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council had moved to congratulate Liam on his outstanding success on ‘The Voice’ following a...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents of changes recently made to the Smoke Free Environment Act banning smoking in commercial outdoor areas. The changes, implemented by the NSW State Government, have also brought about a ban on smoking within four metres of pedestrian access to cafes, licensed premises and restaurants or 10 metres of a food fair stall. NSW Health Inspectors are authorised to issue on the spot fines of $300 for individuals caught smoking in prohibited areas ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Rangers are following up complaints against residents that park their boat trailers in suburban streets for long periods following recently announced new measures from the State Government. Under changes recently introduced into NSW Parliament, boat trailers left on the same suburban street for more than three months can be impounded. The new laws will allow Council Rangers to specifically target boat trailers that have been parked for a considerable time in local s...
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Shoalhaven City Council has tonight allocated $100,000 for the removal of a rubbish mound located within the new Orion Beach Pathway site. The mound, which contains pieces of fibro, plastic and household garbage, is estimated to be over 100 cubic metres in volume. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that with works progressing on the Orion Beach Pathway the mound will need to be removed and dumped at a licensed landfill before that section of the path can be completed. “Council is obviously v...
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Shoalhaven City Council has accepted a $5.46 million grant allocation under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. The Black Spot Program is a Federal Government initiative designed to reduce the number of crashes on Australian roads by targeting known accident ‘hot spots’. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Black Spot Program would allow Council to undertake valuable safety works in some of the area’s most pressing locations. The Mayor ...
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Shoalhaven City Council staff recently joined volunteers from the Sussex Inlet and Cudmirrah - Berrara Bushcare Groups in restoring degraded sections of the Cudmirrah Beach dunes at the entrance of Swan Lake. The restoration project forms part of the ‘Swan Lake Estuary Environmental and Cultural Restoration Project’ which has seen Council join forces with local Bushcare Groups, the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Surfside Caravan Park in undertaking extensive bush r...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local eligible businesses to apply for funding under the second round of the Nowra CBD Façade Improvement Financial Assistance Program. The funding, available as part of the Nowra Alive project, is being made available to Nowra CBD businesses looking to undertake improvements and upgrades to their existing shopfront. Under the scheme, successful applications are eligible to receive up to 50 percent of the cost of labour and material...
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   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today inspected the recently completed St Georges Basin Village Green project. The Mayor joined other Councillors, Council staff, members of the St Georges Basin Parkcare Group and local community members at this morning’s inspection. The $110,000 project has seen the reshaping of existing landscaping along with the provision of essential pedestrian links. Mayor, Gash said the completed works allowed for the improved t...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join the Bomaderry, Culburra, Nowra and Berry Bowling Clubs in hosting some of the top female lawn bowlers in NSW as part of the upcoming 2015 BCiB Women’s State Pennants. The Pennants, which are set to take place between Monday 17 – Friday 21 August, will feature 56 teams from across the State, each of which have qualified for the tournament after progressing through the district and regional levels. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the upcoming tournament ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be undertaking rehabilitation works on Browns Road, South Nowra from Monday 17 August. The works are being undertaken to rebuild the road pavement at the highway end of the road. To minimise disruptions, the works will be completed over two nights between Monday 17 August and Wednesday 19 August. The road will be closed between 8pm and 5am during this period excusing Tuesday 18 August when works will start at 7pm.   Access to the businesses in this l...
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     Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said she has been overwhelmed by the community response to the overnight vandalism of the Free Little Library located in the Thorough_Fair. Vandals appear to have set fire to the Free Little Library with the purpose built box and its contents completely destroyed while the recently laid turf surrounding the Library was also damaged. Council placed the Free Little Library in the Thorough_Fair in June as a way of encourag...
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Shoalhaven City Council will soon be issuing notices to local pet owners in possession of a dog or cat that is older than six months of age and not lifetime registered. It is a requirement of the NSW Companion Animals Act that all dogs and cats over six months in age be registered. Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was also a requirement that all dogs and cats were identified with a microchip from 12 weeks of age or prior to the animal being sold or given away (whichever occurs first). “...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee have recommended the projects to receive funding from the 2015/16 Roads to Recovery program at this afternoon’s meeting. The Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program allows Council to undertake much needed repairs and upgrading works on local roads. Council has received $4.2 million from the Federal Government under the 2015/16 Roads to Recovery program. The projects recommended to receive funding from C...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee have received the 12 month progress report on the 2014/15 Delivery Program and Operational Plan during this afternoon’s meeting. The report demonstrates an extremely positive final result for Council with the organisation achieving a cash surplus of $473,000 in the General Fund while also achieving Transformation Program savings of $4.6 million. The surplus funds are recommended to be used to partially offset the opening ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join Nowra Motorcycle Club in hosting Round five of the Dirt Action Amcross Series at the Archer Racecourse (Shoalhaven City Turf Club) on 15 – 16 August. The AMCROSS series is a natural terrain motocross series held over six rounds on tracks throughout NSW. Held over two days the event will feature the junior riders on the Saturday before the senior riders take to the track on Sunday for what is shaping up to be two high quality days of racing. AMCROS...
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Shoalhaven City Council has commenced works on the second stage of the Jelly Bean Park Revitalisation with the project expected to be completed in October, weather permitting. The second stage of works will see the construction of pavement and landscaping along with the installation of a screen fence and furniture as per the successful design of the first stage of the park upgrade. Further to this, the works will also incorporate a misting device following receipt of an $80,000 grant as pa...
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Shoalhaven City Council is launching a new program aimed at helping the area’s youngest residents get a leg up with literacy. The Building Brighter Babies program will see all children born in the Shoalhaven over the next 12 months presented with a quality Australian picture book. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the program had been designed to help instil the joy, value and social benefits of reading into children from birth. The Mayor said she hoped the program would encourage families ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is teaming up with Vincentia High School to assist Year 8 students in undertaking a community project to help raise awareness about threatened species. The students are participating in the Youth Frontiers NSW Mentoring Program, a NSW Government initiative designed to create opportunities for young people to build life skills and improve self–confidence. As part of the program Council’s Environmental Assessment Officer, Angela Jenkins will be providing o...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting renowned Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) expert, Cormac Russell at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre from 3pm on 21 August. The talk, provided as part of the organisation’s ongoing In Conversation series, will provide local residents with an insight into the benefit of citizen led initiatives in attempting to build a community from the inside out. Managing Director of Nurture Development, Cormac Russell has trained communities, agenc...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join Chocolate Foot in hosting round three of the Finish Line Singletrack Mind Mountain Bike Series at the Coondoo Road Course in the Currambene State Forest on Sunday 30 August. The event will see around 300 of the country’s finest mountain bikers competing across a range of open and age group categories within the four and seven hour long races. The race will feature a number of categories with divisions for the solo competitor, as well as two and three...
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Shoalhaven City Council has launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness around the important role the area’s three Youth Centres play in the local community. The ‘Right Door’ campaign has been designed to highlight the evolving role of the Shoalhaven Youth Centres and to promote them as a place for local residents to go for support or if they have concerns about a young person. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that even if the Youth Centre is not the place to provide the re...
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Shoalhaven City Council has commenced a review and updating process into the extremely popular ‘Breastfeeding Friendly’ wallet sized card. In one of the largest projects of its type in Australia, ‘Breastfeeding Shoalhaven’ has seen over 180 local businesses and organisations register as Breastfeeding Friendly Venues and baby change facility locations within the Shoalhaven. Registered venues are provided with a ‘Breastfeeding Welcome Here’ sticker to prom...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash joined Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis and Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart in inspecting recently commenced works on Turpentine Road, Tomerong. The current work will see the rehabilitation and realignment of the road from the turnoff to the Princes Highway with the following stage extending works towards Main Road 92. Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council had already allocated over $5.2 million in funding for the Turpentine Road ...
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    Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has joined senior staff and Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis in inspecting initial works on the Orion Beach Shared User Path. The Orion Beach Shared User Path project forms part of the Round the Bay Walk and will build on pre-existing walking routes between Callala Bay and Hyams Beach. Work commenced late last week on the construction of a 2.5 metre shared user path combining both 345 lineal metres of concrete and 155 lineal ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is joining the Sanctuary Point Bendigo Bank in hosting the upcoming Introduction to Crowd Funding Workshop at the St George’s Basin Country Club from 2pm – 5pm on Thursday 13 August. Crowdfunding is the increasingly popular practice of funding a project or venture through financial contributions from a large number of people. The upcoming workshop will feature independent musician, Sivan who has successfully crowdfunded two albums and been involved in ma...
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In exciting news for the local community, Shoalhaven City will be hosting the eighth round of the 2015 MX Nationals this Sunday 2 August. This exciting event will see the Country’s most talented Motocross riders competing for the prestigious national title at the Nowra Motoplex. Motorcycling New South Wales has recently made significant upgrades to the venue making for a thrilling day of racing. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was particularly pleased to see the Shoalhaven hosting a r...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the local community to join Councillors and senior staff for a free community barbecue at Jellybean Park, Egans Lane, Nowra from 1.30pm this Friday. The barbecue is to provide residents with the opportunity to discuss any concerns and issues with the elected officials and staff in a relaxed and informal environment. This barbeque is the second engagement opportunity in the ongoing series of Town Tour BBQs, designed to coincide with the Councillor’s...
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Shoalhaven City will join the New South Wales Calisthenics Association in hosting the 2015 NSW Calisthenics Team Championship Competition to be held at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on 29 - 30 August 2015. The competition will see teams from all over NSW and the ACT come together to compete for the NSW state titles. Calisthenics is an artistic dance sport where teams perform routines on stage to music. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was very excited for the Shoalhaven to be hosting the C...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to attend a National Tree Day event. Council in collaboration with local Bushcare Groups is organising several events with communities and schools to be held over the next week. National Tree Day was established by Planet Ark and each year over 250,000 people take part in events at 3,000 sites organised by councils, schools, businesses, communities. Since its launch in 1996, more than three million participants have ...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Natural Resources and Floodplain Manager, Isabelle Ghetti, has advised that the entrance to Tabourie Lake will be opened mechanically tomorrow (Tuesday 21 July). “With about 90mm of rainfall experienced late last week the lake water level has now reached 1.18 m AHD,” said Ms Ghetti. “In accordance with the Tabourie Lake Entrance Management Policy, Council will open the Lake entrance to the sea.” “The machinery will start exca...
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Shoalhaven Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of their brand new website. The site, which is now live, is brighter, easier to navigate and also has great functionalities. The site features information about all of the libraries branches and their services, resources, programs and events. The new website includes quick and easy access to the digital library including an impressive suite of databases, eBooks and eMagazines. Manager of Library Services, Sarah Taylor is pleased...
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Shoalhaven City Council Director of Corporate and Community, Craig Milburn has today announced the appointment of Coralie Bell as Tourism Manager. Mrs Bell was previously employed by Stockland Nowra as the Marketing Manager. Prior to this Mrs Bell held the position of Marketing Co-ordinator with Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. Mr Milburn said he was looking forward to working alongside Mrs Bell saying she brought a lot of marketing and business management experience to the role. &ld...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from local interest groups or residents interested in taking part in a Community Reference Group tasked with helping shape options for the possible use of Council owned land recently purchased in Owen Street, Huskisson. As well as assisting with the options for the site the specially formed Group will also support with the preparation of a Master Plan for the Huskisson Foreshore. The reference group will be made up of represent...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising residents that cat and dog lifetime registration fees have recently seen a small increase as recommended by the Companion Animals Taskforce. From July 1, local residents will be asked to pay increased registration fees as determined by the NSW State Government. The new fees are - Desexed animal: $52 (previously $51) Non-desexed animal: $192 (previously $188) Breeder concession: $52 (previously $51) Pensioner concession (desexed animal only): ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the upcoming events being held at Shoalhaven Libraries across the month. Mayor, Gash said the area’s libraries remain an essential part of the local community providing local residents with access to a host of facilities and events The months of July and August are no different with Shoalhaven Libraries again hosting regular activities like Storytime and Rhymetime programs as well as host o...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to have their say on the Council submissions made to the State Government as part of the Fit for the Future reform package. The State Government has set seven benchmarks needed to be met by Councils to ensure they are classified by IPART as being ‘Fit for the Future’. Councils that are not considered to meet the criteria have been slated for mergers with other councils or will be deemed ‘not fit&rsq...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has congratulated the Nowra SES after they won the annual Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield (NAVSHIELD) held in the Yengo National Park over the weekend. NAVSHIELD is the premier long distance navigation event arranged each year by the NSW Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad attracting entries from local, interstate and overseas organisations. In taking out the overall competition, the Nowra SES team also received the inaugural Cliff...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the recently announced funding allocation of $13,521,739 received as part of the Australian Government’s five year Roads to Recovery program. Council’s allocated grant has increased by $4.6 million over the five year program after the Australian Government added additional funding from the fuel excise tax. Mayor, Joanna Gash thanked Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis for her hard work and lobbying to ensure the Shoalhaven re...
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  Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today joined Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis in officially opening the Yulunga Skate Park in Manyana. Council has worked closely with the Manyana community in developing the design and location of the new park over a period of time. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the new park would provide the Manyana community with an extremely well utilised public asset. “I would like to thank Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis on the pro...
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Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed today’s announcement that the NSW Government will provide $10.79 million towards the Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (REMS) Stage 1B. REMS Stage 1A has proven to be a highly successful operation over the previous 13 years of operation with effluent being beneficially reused from four wastewater treatment plants in the northern area of the City. The next stage of the scheme will see the extension of the system through major upgrades of the Bomade...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local artists to apply for one of 10 NSW Fellowship for Regional Artists to be provided by the State Government. The $50,000 fellowships are open to regionally based artists practicing in a diverse range of art forms inclusive of dance, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts and culture, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts. Mayor, Gash said the fellowships would provide the opportunity for a regional artist to und...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local Not for Profit Organisations to apply for funding under the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF). The Federal Government program has been created to provide $1 billion of funding towards the construction of priority infrastructure in regional communities over the coming five years. Local Councils and Not for Profit Organisations are eligible to apply for grants between $20,000 and $10 million, with the funding only available on a dollar for dol...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to sign up to a new service allowing ratepayers to receive and pay their rates electronically. Rates notices are now available electronically through BPayView allowing ratepayers to receive, pay and store their notices in their online banking account. Director of Community and Community, Craig Milburn said the new service would both save Council money on the rising cost of postage and reduce impact on the environment. “The abi...
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Shoalhaven City Council has this afternoon adopted its budget for the coming financial year as part of the 2015/16 Delivery Program and Operational Plan. The Delivery Program and Operational Plan sets out Council’s major projects, programs and activities for the coming year. The budget, which features a $240 million capital spend over the next two years, was the subject of a thorough community consultation program with Council staff hosting three very well attended public meetings ac...
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Shoalhaven City Council will submit its ‘Fit for the Future’ proposal to the State Government to meet its 30 June deadline as part of the State’s mandated process of reform across the local government sector. The State Government has set seven benchmarks which Councils across the state have to meet to ensure they are classified by IPART as being ‘Fit for the Future’ and able to continue to deliver the services expected from communities across NSW. Councils tha...
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Shoalhaven City Council has adopted a revised Private Functions on Public Reserves Policy at this afternoon’s Ordinary Meeting. The Policy changes will enable Council to better monitor and facilitate the use of Council managed public reserves while also preventing large booking conflicts and overuse of specific areas. Further to this, the Policy will also ensure private functions can occur without unduly impacting on the normal use of public reserves and the amenity of neighbours. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is undertaking a customer service survey to rate current satisfaction levels with the organisation’s tourism services. Coordinated by the Shoalhaven Tourism Unit and the Visitor Information Centre Services, the survey has been sent to over 800 local tourism operators. Council is encouraging local operators not on the organisation’s database to both undertake the survey and sign up to the database to ensure they are receiving up to date information on the...
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Shoalhaven Water has again performed strongly in the National Performance Report, a comprehensive report card monitoring water utility performance. The report, compiled by the Bureau of Meteorology, provides benchmarking information for 78 Australian water utilities across 19 separate key performance indicators. Shoalhaven Water again performed at the upper end of the scale for a Local Government Water Utility having achieved extremely strong results against a series of national trends. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently undertaking a number of road works across Nowra and the CBD. These include - Nowra CBD - Junction street intersections with Kinghorne Street and Berry Street Sunday 21 to Friday 26 June Council is undertaking asphalt works in the Nowra CBD commencing Sunday night at the Berry Street/Junction Street intersection. Following completion on this section works will then shift to Kinghorne Street/Junction Street intersection on the night of Wednesday...
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Shoalhaven City Council has worked with the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council in undertaking the installation of eight carved poles on Crookhaven Headland. The eight poles have been designed and carved by local residents and represent the lives and culture of the local Aboriginal community. Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council had worked alongside the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council in supporting this important Cultural Heritage project. The Mayor congratulated the Land Council a...
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          Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the Little Free Library installed in Thorough_Fair today. The Little Free Library offers local residents the opportunity to share and exchange books with complete strangers by picking up and dropping off reading material in the specially developed shelving. As part of the concept, Council has installed a ‘rebirthed’ bird aviary, sourced from the recycling centr...
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Shoalhaven City Council is marking the first birthday of the redeveloped Ulladulla Civic Centre, Library and Visitor Centre with a series of events on Friday 26 June. Council will be celebrating the first anniversary of the redeveloped facility by hosting a special Storytime, morning tea and screening of the popular documentary ‘Fabulous Fashionistas’. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was encouraging local residents to come down and join staff in celebrating the first birthday ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be celebrating the area’s unique personalities and voices in the upcoming ‘Telling the Stories of Nowra’ event to be held in Thorough_Fair this Thursday 18 June from 4pm. The event will form part of the Nowra Alive revitalisation initiative designed to activate the Nowra CBD and celebrate the identity of Nowra. Featuring the work of local artists and community members, a selection of art works will be mounted on panels within Thorough_Fair whi...
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Shoalhaven City Council is preparing to undertake a community phone survey asking local residents to rate their satisfaction levels towards a host of Council services and facilities. Council has engaged IRIS to undertake the survey which will be targeting a randomly selected cross section of the community for their views over the coming week. The upcoming analysis will follow on from last year’s survey which saw 83 percent of local residents having a medium to high satisfaction ratin...
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Shoalhaven City will again join Elite Energy in hosting the annual Cycling NSW Team Time Trials (TTT) to be held in Nowra on 18 – 19 July. As well as the TTT one of the highlights of the weekend will be the annual ‘Ride for Robbie’ event, a tribute to local champion rider Robbie Williams who tragically passed away in 2012. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was very excited to be again hosting the some of the State’s most talented cyclists for what was shaping up to be ano...
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Shoalhaven City Libraries will be hosting two exciting author talks this week with both Stafford Ray and Kim Kelly attending Nowra Library. Author of the political thriller Cull, Stafford Ray will be attending the Nowra Library on Thursday 18 June from 1pm while Kim Kelly will be launching her latest book, Paper Daisies on Saturday 20 June from 11am. Stafford Ray will be speaking about the story behind his critically acclaimed novel about US Diplomat, Harry Fromm who comes across a plan to...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging the local community take advantage of the upcoming special offers to microchip the family cat or kitten. The Animal Welfare League and the RSPCA will be providing free microchipping to local residents holding a Centrelink card.  In another special offer, vouchers to have your cat or kitten desexed for just $50 per animal will also be available for purchase on the day. The deals will be available at the – Sanctuary Point Youth and C...
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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is reminding artists, art organisations and community cultural groups interested in exhibiting at the Centre in 2016 that an Expression of Interest must be lodged by Tuesday 30 June. The Arts Centre has four exhibition spaces available for hire by individual artists and community groups wishing to exhibit their art. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Arts Centre was well equipped to exhibit a wide range of art forms including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, texti...
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Shoalhaven City Council and Mollymook SLSC will be playing host to over 300 competitors at the upcoming NSW 2015 IRB State Championships to be held at Mollymook Beach from 26 – 28 June. The IRB State Championships is the premier competitive event for NSW competitors with the individual races having been designed to simulate real life rescue situations involving individual ‘patients’ and mass rescues.  All events are based on honing the skills of both IRB driver and c...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding horse owners about the need to ensure they clean up after their animals at all times. The reminder follows a number of complaints from the community regarding inappropriate behaviour from the owners of horses in public areas throughout the Shoalhaven. Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act the failure to clean up after horses is considered equivalent to littering from a vehicle and can result in a penalty of $250. Rangers Manager, Mic...
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Shoalhaven Water has commenced watermain relining work on Quinns Lane which is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. The relining work is required after parts of a Water Supply Trunk Main were damaged during Stage 1 of the Quinns Lane road work project undertaken in June 2013. Despite the main being repaired at the time of the damage there were concerns about the long term integrity of the pipe. Director of Shoalhaven Water, Carmel Krogh said a construction crew had repl...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today hosted Abbot Shi Yongxin on a tour of the proposed Shaolin Temple site at Comberton Grange. The Abbot brought the world renowned architect and Professor at RMIT Boston University, Yung Ho Chang to view the site and discuss plans for the Temple with the Mayor and senior staff. Mayor, Gash said it was an honour to host the Abbot and Professor Chang saying the visit provided the perfect opportunity to learn more about the latest plans for t...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee has voted to commence a three month trial into off leash dog areas on Narrawallee Beach. The trial would be undertaken between Victor Avenue and adjacent to the unnamed island located off Narrawallee Beach and is proposed to commence between 4pm and 9am from mid – July. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the proposed trial follows the recent receipt of a petition with over 3,500 signatures calling for an off leash area on Narrawalle...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s Land and Environment Court decision that has found a Vincentia resident guilty of lopping and injuring two trees on a waterfront Crown Reserve. The resident received an $8,400 fine after being filmed using hand held shears to cut limbs off parts of two Coastal Banskia trees on an area adjacent to the paved path in front of his property in March 2014. The man was filmed later on the same evening returning to the Crown Res...
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Shoalhaven City Council has completed construction works on the new walkway jetty at the Currarong Boat Ramp. Construction on the facility faced a number of hurdles with Council’s contractor forced to work around king tides and subsequent ocean surge. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the new precast concrete walkway would provide local residents and visitors with a high quality and safe boat launching facility in the popular fishing location. “It is extremely pleasing to see the comp...
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Shoalhaven City Council has today joined students at Ulladulla Public School in celebrating World Environment Day. World Environment Day is the United Nations principal program designed to raise awareness and encourage action to help save the planet. To help mark the occasion, Ulladulla Public School hosted a number of innovative stalls and events throughout the day in a bid to raise money for the school’s environmental programs. Manager of Environmental Services, Kelie Lowe said ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has approved the construction of a proposed $2 million Eco Tourism development in North Bendalong at this afternoon’s Development Committee Meeting. The proposed development will see the demolition of the existing accommodation and construction of nine two storey cabins, a communal dining/kitchen facility, manager’s residence and pop up kiosk. Council also approved the construction of further ancillary infrastructure including pedestrian access paths, la...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be completing a number of road rehabilitation projects within Nowra over the coming weeks. Council has undertaken a number of projects in the CBD over the previous year including the Berry Street Footpath, Jelly Bean Park, Thorough_Fair laneway and Junction Street painting works as part of the revitalisation of the Nowra CBD. The upcoming works will see existing pavers replaced with asphalt at both the Junction/Berry Street and Junction/Kinghorne Street interse...
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Shoalhaven City Council is joining Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) in supporting the 2015 South East Coast Secondary Schools Mountain Bike Championships to be held on 10-11 June at South Nowra. The two-day event, colloquially known as ‘The Coondoo Classic’, will see some of the area’s most talented high school students tackle the beautiful single tracks within the Currumbene State Forest. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was excited to see Council contin...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents that it is the responsibility of all land owners and occupiers to ensure fireweed is managed effectively throughout the City. Fireweed is a highly invasive and opportunistic weed which can quickly colonise overgrazed areas and disturb pastures. Native to east Africa, the weed can reduce the grazing capacity of a property, decrease pasture potential, reduce livestock growth rates and incur high control costs. Council Noxious Weed Manager, Ia...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s Land and Environment Court decision that has found against a Callala Beach property owner who illegally removed vegetation from his property. The Land and Environment Court found that Mr Elachi breached the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act after clearing trees and other vegetation from across a consolidated three blocks of land in Griffith Street, Callala Beach. In handing down the judgement Justice, Briscoe exp...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting local residents to unleash their inner musician and join in tinkling the ivories on the refurbished piano recently placed in the Nowra CBD. Council placed a Community Piano in the Thorough_Fair arcade, adjacent to Berry Street, last week after enlisting the services of the local community in revamping the donated instrument. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she had been overwhelmed by the community reaction to the piano saying she had been delighted to hear repor...
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Shoalhaven City Council has awarded the tender for construction of the Orion Beach Shared User Path to Brefni Excavation and Earthmoving following last night’s Ordinary Meeting. The Orion Beach Shared User Path project forms part of the Round the Bay Walk and will build on pre-existing walking routes between Callala Bay and Hyams Beach. The Orion Beach component of the project will complete a missing section of pathway inclusive of a 500 metre section commencing at Minerva Avenue and...
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Shoalhaven City Council has shortlisted Derbury Pty Ltd as the preferred proponent for the proposed development of the Egans Lane Precinct following last night’s Ordinary Meeting. Council recently invited Expressions of Interest to develop Council owned land within the Egans Lane precinct with a view to developing a vibrant and activated town centre. The EOI submissions were assessed by a Committee in accordance with an Evaluation Plan considering both Price and Non-Price criteria. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has approved a Development Application for the demolition of an existing dwelling and construction of an 80 room motel at Worrowing Heights during tonight’s Ordinary Meeting. The $6 million Development Application allows for the construction of 80 accommodation rooms, manager’s residence, reception building, restaurant, pool, tennis court, day spa and visitor parking areas. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the proposed development would provide the Bay and Basin ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash joined Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis in inspecting works on the Sanctuary Point Skate Park at Francis Ryan Reserve this morning. Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis also took the opportunity to provide Council with a cheque for $170,000 to complete construction of the high quality facility. Mayor, Gash said she was delighted to see construction works having already commenced on the new skate park saying she was particularly excited to see ...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s application for a Special Rate Variation to fund infrastructure works in the Jerberra Estate has been approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal. Council requested a special variation of 1.49 percent above rate pegging (2.4 percent for 2015-16) as an individual rate levy applicable to the landowners of Jerberra Estate to enable critical development works to proceed in that area. The approval will provide Council with an additional $9.68 mill...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for community assistance following the vandalism of a new CCTV camera recently placed in the vicinity of the Bomaderry Hotel overnight. The CCTV camera, which had only finished being installed yesterday, was damaged by an individual at 10.34pm on Thursday evening. Council have reported the incident to the Police who will be provided with the camera’s CCTV footage as part of their investigation. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was calling on any resid...
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Image: Simon East from Adam’s Trailers, Ranger – Illegal Dumping, Phil McNeice, CEO of the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council, Alfred Wellington and Mayor, Joanna Gash. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has presented the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council (JLALC) with a new trailer to assist the organisation in addressing illegal dumping. The purpose built box trailer will allow work crews associated with JLALC to remove illegally dumped rubbish on land un...
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Shoalhaven City Council is continuing the organisation’s blitz on abandoned trolleys left within the City as Council Rangers undertake random patrols throughout the area. A patrol earlier this week saw Council’s Rangers locate and impound 35 abandoned trolleys adding to the nearly 60 trolleys impounded during a two day operation in March. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was pleased to see the removal of nearly 100 trolleys from the area’s streets over the past two months. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has made the BMX facility at Curleys Bay Reserve, Culburra permanent following the completion of a 12 month trial period. The track, which has proven extremely popular with local residents, consists of a dirt circuit inclusive of a series of jumps, berms and raised corners suitable for BMX riding. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that following ongoing discussions surrounding the location of the track and the conclusion of the 12 month trial period she was extremely pleased ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting renowned community development expert, Jim Diers at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre from 3pm on Monday 1 June as part of the ongoing ‘In Conversation’ series. The free workshop will explore the relationship between Local Government and the building of more activated and sustainable communities. Mr Diers will also use the seminar to outline his prior experience in assisting associations and organisations develop caring and inclusive to...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for community input into the design of an all-inclusive playspace (playground) proposed for Mollymook Beach Reserve. The proposed playground is to be designed to ensure that all children, despite any disabilities, are able to play independently and enjoy being active outdoors. To assist in delivering this project, Council has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Touched by Olivia in designing the playground.  Founded in 2006 in memory o...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has received a 900 signature petition from Vincentia residents expressing full support for the Orion Beach Shared User Path project. The Mayor received the petition while at Friday’s community engagement barbecue held at Shoalhaven Heads and attended by over 70 local residents. Once completed, the Orion Beach Shared User Path project will form part of the Round the Bay Walk, which builds on connecting walking routes on both Council and Natio...
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Shoalhaven City Libraries are gearing up for a massive May with a host of exciting activities and events planned across the month. As part of the celebrations, Shoalhaven Libraries will be providing local residents with a month long amnesty in which they are able to return books free of charge. Library Manager, Sarah Taylor said the amnesty had been designed to allow those with overdue items a chance to return them, guilt free. “May is a huge month for Shoalhaven Libraries as we b...
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Shoalhaven City Libraries are gearing up for a massive May with a host of exciting activities and events planned across the month. As part of the celebrations, Shoalhaven Libraries will be providing local residents with a month long amnesty in which they are able to return books free of charge. Library Manager, Sarah Taylor said the amnesty had been designed to allow those with overdue items a chance to return them, guilt free. “May is a huge month for Shoalhaven Libraries as we b...
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Shoalhaven City Council has tonight voted to keep Council’s draft planning and budget documents on public exhibition and continue to have the conversation with the community on what this means for the future. The draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan have been on public exhibition for nearly two weeks with a public meeting already held in Ulladulla with 100 people turning out on the night to have the dialogue with Councillors and staff. The exhibition period has also included a...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting a Community Science Field Day to learn more about the Shoalhaven River Estuary on Saturday 23 May. The event, to be held at the River Road Reserve Boat Ramp, Shoalhaven Heads, will be used to gain further information on the lower estuary. Council and the NSW State Government have commissioned experts from the Water Research Laboratory at the University of New South Wales to investigate options for improving flows. A key part of this study is to wo...
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Shoalhaven City Council Rangers have handed out another $4,000 fine following the discovery of approximately four cubic metres of mixed household rubbish illegally dumped on the Beecroft Peninsula in the Jervis Bay State Forest. The man was able to be identified thanks to the assistance of a number of community residents who provided valuable information to Council Rangers that led to the identification of the culprit. The illegally dumped waste consisted of a fridge, barbecue, cupboard, b...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the local community to join Councillors and senior staff in ‘sizzling the issues’ at Memorial Park, Shoalhaven Heads from 1pm this Friday. Council will be providing local residents with a barbecue lunch and the opportunity to discuss any concerns and issues with the elected officials and staff in a relaxed and informal environment. The engagement opportunity will be the first in an ongoing series of public barbecues designed to coincide with ...
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Works are nearing completion on the final stage of the Quinns Lane project. The $1.6 million project has involved the rebuilding of the Quinns Lane road and pavement with lean mix concrete and asphalt. Mayor, Joanna Gash said despite the recent wet weather the bulk of the asphalt works were completed last week bringing the total asphalt used in the project to over 3,000 tonnes. The Mayor said the project was funded through Council’s Special Rate Variation program saying the works ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be placing the draft Master Plan for an Equine Centre of Excellence proposed for Andersons Lane, Berry on public exhibition from Wednesday 6 May. The proposed Centre of Excellence would include provision for a number of equine activities including - Showjumping Cross Country Eventing The draft Master Plan has been developed with the assistance of key stakeholders and community members through a Planning Charrette held in December 2014. Key elemen...
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Shoalhaven City Council has made a new commercial rates calculator available online. The new calculator works the same as the residential calculator, but is made to show how commercial rates will be impacted by proposed changes to business rates. At the Council meeting on 21 April, Council passed a Motion to put the proposed changes to Business rates on public exhibition as part of the draft Delivery Program/Operational Plan.  The calculator can be found at: http://www.shoalhaven.n...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe, has advised that the entrance to Tabourie Lake will be opened mechanically today in anticipation of further rain. “With the expectation of more rain in the coming days, Council is taking action to mechanically open the entrance to Tabourie Lake,” said Ms Lowe. “Council will send machinery to excavate an entrance opening.” “The water level is currently at 1.12 mAHD at the Bureau of ...
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Work is almost complete on the installation of CCTV cameras in Bomaderry with the installation of microwave links the final step before cameras can be switched on. Craig Milburn, Council’s Director of Corporate and Community Services said in all there will be 6 cameras in operation in the main street of Bomaderry. “Work is expected to be complete by the end of May,” said Mr Milburn. “These cameras were funded by the Commonwealth as part of a crime funding program...
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Council has changed the date for the Vincentia public meeting on its key draft planning and budget documents, the Delivery Program and Operational Plan. The public meeting was to be held on Thursday 7th May 2015. This has needed to be rescheduled and will now be held on Wednesday 13th May. The meeting will commence at 7pm and be held at Vincentia High School, Wool Road Vincentia in the School Hall. “We are encouraging all residents to attend this important public meeting on the 13...
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The General Manager of Shoalhaven City Council, Mr Russ Pigg, is reminding all interested ratepayers to come along to one of the three public meetings to hear more about key budget and planning issues including rates and projects for the coming year. “This is a chance to hear staff present and explain the draft budget and proposed rating for 2015/16. “This year Council has taken a positive step forward to confront a difficult issue and start a conversation which we are encourag...
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Nowra Library will be closed on Monday, 4th of May and reopen on Tuesday, 5th of May to allow for some exciting new enhancements. As part of the library’s continuing refurbishment, new carpet will be laid which will cover the junior area and extend down to the back of the library. The existing carpet is dated and due for replacement, and the new covering will provide comfort and style for library users. Another enhancement will be the installation of a new Multi-Function Printing Dev...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash, has urged people to take care as wet weather takes hold in the Shoalhaven. “The weather has caused a number of issues across the area including localised flooding, potholes and fallen trees across roadways.” “I urge everyone to take care on the roads, watch for potholes and drive extra carefully as the water on the roads makes for slippery conditions.” Council staff are attending to a number of local incidents with issu...
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Biggest capital spend ever for Council at $240M over 2 years Small cash deficit of $0.5M Major projects to be rolled out across the Shoalhaven Visit a community meeting to find out more Shoalhaven City Council has placed its key planning and budget draft documents on public exhibition following a motion at tonight’s Council meeting in Ulladulla. The 2015/16 Delivery Program and Operational Plan will be open to public comment until 25 May, allowing an opportunity for the commu...
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Council wishes to advise that road closures will be in effect on Saturday 25 April 2015, to enable the annual ANZAC Day marches and ceremonies to be held within the City of Shoalhaven at the following times and locations. Berry – Assemble in Queen Street adjacent to Apex Park at 10.20am.  The march will move off at 10.30am via Queen and Alexandra Streets to War Memorial Gardens for the one (1) hour service. Bomaderry – Dawn Service in Walsh Memorial Park, Meroo Street comm...
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Shoalhaven City Council and Milton-Ulladulla Ex Servos today announced a unique model for the future management of the Ulladulla Civic Centre. Under the agreement the Ex-Servos and Council will from early May onwards co-manage the centre operations, library and visitor information services and the function and event spaces. Craig Milburn, Council’s Director of Corporate and Community Services said since opening the new look Civic Centre close to 12 months ago, Council has been assess...
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Shoalhaven City Council has recently reviewed its policy for Private Functions on Public Reserves.  The policy review has focused on key issues such as the size, type, length and location of functions, as well as fees, bonds and the need for dedicated facilities. Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council is calling on the local community to have their say while the draft policy is on exhibition. “We are especially looking for feedback on these key issues for example, is a 25 metre buff...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on the local community to have their say regarding the Review of Environmental Factor (REF) reports into a number of proposed dredging works across the City. Council received a NSW State Government grant for $708,000 through the Rescuing our Waterways program to undertake dredging works at Currambene Creek, Conjola Lake and Sussex Inlet Channel. The proposed works also include storage and transport of sand, the placement of sand at Callala and Mollymook b...
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Shoalhaven City Council is helping students from Macquarie University Department of Environmental Sciences undertake field works on coastal management in the Jervis Bay area from next week. The students will undertake vegetation and dune topography surveys at Collingwood Beach as well as water quality monitoring on a number of waterways discharging into the Bay. As part of the field works, the students will also be surveying local residents and visitors to assess community views ...
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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is inviting artists, art organisations and community cultural groups interested in exhibiting at the Centre in 2016 to submit an ‘expression of interest’ before 30 June 2015. The Arts Centre has four exhibition spaces available for hire by individual artists and community groups wishing to exhibit their art. In addition, the Nowra School of Arts is available for special exhibitions for two week periods throughout the year using display boards instead...
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Shoalhaven City Council is set to commence road widening works on Bolong Road, Bomaderry. The $720,000 project will see the widening of road shoulders to 2.2 metres wide on both sides of the road between Hannigans Lane and Jennings Lane in an effort to improve road safety for motorists. The works are a continuation of similar projects undertaken on Bolong Road (near Shoalhaven Heads) and Gerroa Road over the past two years. Motorists should expect minor to moderate delays particularly d...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting a special presentation from renowned economic and community consultant, Peter Kenyon this Thursday 9 April from 4pm at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. Mr Kenyon will be speaking about his practical experience in building communities and providing his insights into community and economic renewal. Boasting a diverse work history, Mr Kenyon has worked with over 1,600 communities across the globe in seeking fresh and creative methods to stimulate sa...
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Shoalhaven City Council has commenced works on Stage one of the $110,000 St Georges Basin Village Green project. Stage One works include the reshaping of existing landscaping to allow for the improved treatment and disposal of stormwater and the provision of essential pedestrian links. The works will also include the further facilitation of connections with existing and future developments. Deputy Mayor, John Wells said that once completed the Village Green would provide a central open ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be joining Athletics NSW in hosting the inaugural Greater Nowra Fun Run to be held on Sunday 31 May. This exciting community-based initiative will feature three fun runs including the eight kilometre, Greater five kilometre and two kilometre event for children aged between five and 16 years of age. Each of the fun runs will start and finish at the Nowra Showground with most of the course taking in amazing views of the iconic Shoalhaven River. The course will...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has congratulated both the Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward on their appointments within the newly formed State Government. NSW Premier, Mike Baird today announced that Mrs Hancock has been reappointed as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Mr Ward has been promoted to Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for the Illawarra and South Coast. The previous Minister for Illawarra position has been abolishe...
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Shoalhaven City Council is joining forces with the Southern Council’s Group and the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in taking up the fight against littering as part of the ‘Hey Tosser’ campaign. The campaign will see Council Rangers targeting identified litter hotspots as well as residents littering from vehicles in an effort to raise awareness of the impact and consequences of inappropriate waste disposal. As part of the campaign, Council Rangers will be handin...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash welcomed yesterday’s official cheque handover that will see the construction of the Yulunga Skate Park in Manyana. Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis joined Councillors, Council staff and local residents in handing over $85,000 to develop the new facility. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was very pleased to see Council and the Australian Government working together to provide youth focused infrastructure for the local community. “...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join Mollymook Golf Club in hosting the 2015 NSW Mid-Amateur Championships from Sunday 17 May. The event will see over 150 of the State’s most talented golfers descend on the challenging and picturesque Mollymook course for the three day competition. The NSW Mid-Amateur Championships is a 54 hole stroke play competition for elite men and a 36 hole format for women aged between 30 – 54 years of age. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was delighted to see...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for the community to assist in the design and development of the organisation’s new website. As part of the website development, Council is seeking community volunteers to participate in an on-line exercise designed to test and review the proposed navigation of the new site. Volunteer participants will be sent an email containing the link to the test site where they will be asked to assess the layout and design of the website and answer a series of ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for information following the discovery of illegally dumped bonded asbestos within the Murramarang National Park. National Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers found the large quantity of bonded asbestos on a routine patrol south of Kiola last week. It is believed that the bonded asbestos may have been dumped following home renovations carried out on a cottage in the Kiola area. Council’s Illegal Dumping Ranger is following up a number of avenues o...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging the local community to join the organisation in ‘switching off’ and taking part in the upcoming Earth Hour event between 8.30pm and 9.30pm this Saturday 28 March. Beginning in Sydney as a one city initiative in 2007, last year’s Earth Hour campaign saw nearly two billion people participating across 162 different countries and territories worldwide. The event, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), seeks to raise global at...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be commencing road rehabilitation works on the intersection of Kinghorne and Douglas Streets in the Nowra CBD today with minor delays expected. Council’s contractors will be rehabilitating the road surface ahead of the construction of a roundabout in this location in the coming weeks. The intersection will be closed intermittently throughout this stage of the works which are expected to be completed by Wednesday afternoon, weather depending. Detours ar...
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Shoalhaven City Council hosted over 100 local residents at a gala function to help celebrate the 2015 Shoalhaven Arts Boards Awards at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Wednesday night. The biennial Arts Awards recognise those residents, organisations and businesses that have made lasting and ongoing contributions to the arts community within the Shoalhaven. Shoalhaven Arts Board Chairman, Allan Baptist said the arts awards had become an important tool in helping to both promote and enco...
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Shoalhaven City Council has received a ‘Highly Commended’ honour in the Climate Adaptation Category at the Australian Coastal Awards recently held at Cape Schanck, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Council was recognised alongside project partners Eurobodalla Shire Council and Whitehead and Associates Environmental Consultancy for the research and development of the South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy and Planning Framework. Both Councils combined with the extern...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently undertaking a blitz on abandoned trolleys left across the City with fines an option for shoppers found taking trolleys and leaving them outside of the shopping centre property. As part of the blitz, Council has located and impounded nearly 60 trolleys over a two day period with further patrols planned for the coming weeks. Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council was undertaking the clean-up to assist in the removal of the growing number of abandoned trolleys be...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be calling on the local community to submit their input, ideas and concepts for development options on land recently purchased at Huskisson following this afternoon’s Ordinary Meeting. Council recently received notification from Club Jervis Bay that the organisation was successful in its tender for a block of land at 59 Owen Street, Huskisson. In developing a way forward, Council has resolved to engage a consultant to commence preliminary work on several ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will commence work on stage three of the Quinns Lane road upgrade project this week. The works, which are expected to take approximately three months, will involve rehabilitation of the road pavement and installation of new stormwater culverts at Browns Creek. As part of the project, Shoalhaven Water will also be coordinating works to reline the trunk water main in order to maintain the reliability of this critical infrastructure used to transport water to the Jervi...
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Shoalhaven City Libraries will be hosting a special author talk by historical fiction writer, Justin Sheedy at the Nowra Library from 11am on Thursday 23 April. Mr Sheedy is the author of ‘Nor the Years Condemn’ and ‘Ghosts of the Empire’, the first two books in a historical fiction trilogy based on the true story of young Australian fighter and bomber pilots in World War Two. In this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, Mr Sheedy will be pro...
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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre has recently launched a new updated website designed to provide easy to access professional information for artists and the community. The new website features a wider array of information detailing featured exhibitions, events and an overview of public art within the Shoalhaven. Art Gallery Director, Bruce Tindale said the new website had been constructed to allow better engagement with local residents as well as the wider arts community. Mr Tindale said the...
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Shoalhaven City Council Rangers are again reminding the community that heavy on the spot fines will be handed down to local residents found illegally dumping waste in front of local businesses. The warning follows the consistent dumping of rubbish after business hours in front of Sell and Parker Metal Recyclers in Yalwal Road, West Nowra. Rangers Services Manager, Michael Jarman said despite the business being a metal recycling facility, local residents are using the premises as a waste di...
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Shoalhaven City Council Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart has responded to media reports regarding the state of Jaspers Brush Road by saying that staff have been working with the contractors to rectify the issue for the past month. Council received notification about the road surface from a concerned local resident in mid-February after the large number of trucks transporting fill to the adjacent work site caused the road to deteriorate significantly. Senior Council staff and a Com...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed a funding announcement by Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock that will allow construction of two shared user pathways in the south of the City. The NSW State Government has provided $210,000 to continue the shared user path on Matron Porter Drive, Mollymook between Garrads Lane and Sunnygrove Lane. A further $62,500 has also been provided to allow the construction of a shared use pathway on the northern end of St Vincentia Street...
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Shoalhaven City Council has today received notification from Club Jervis Bay that the organisation was successful in its tender for a block of land at 59 Owen Street, Huskisson. Council resolved to lodge a tender with Club Jervis following an Extraordinary Meeting held to discuss the issue in January. Mayor, Joanna Gash described today’s announcement as a tremendous win for the entire community. “It is particularly pleasing to see this iconic block of land placed within publ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed today’s announcement from NSW Deputy Premier, Troy Grant that will see the organisation receive $500,000 for the development of a new club house and meeting room at the Nowra Swimming Centre. The Deputy Premier was joined by Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock in announcing that Council’s application for funding under the ClubGRANTS scheme had been successful. The funding will allow for the construction of a new club house and meeting ro...
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Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed today’s announcement from NSW Deputy Premier, Troy Grant that will see the organisation receive $500,000 for the development of a new club house and meeting room at the Nowra Swimming Centre. The Deputy Premier was joined by Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock in announcing that Council’s application for funding under the ClubGRANTS scheme had been successful. The funding will allow for the construction of a new club house and meeting ro...
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Shoalhaven City Council is about to undertake a number of major road repairs and improvements throughout the area. Please find below update on future road works throughout the City. Quinns Lane The third stage of the Quinns Lane pavement rehabilitation project will commence late March and is expected to take between six to eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.  This is the final stage of the Quinns Lane project with the $600,000 project being funded through the Special Ra...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting residents to take a walk down memory lane with the installation of a new photographic exhibition in the Nowra CBD. The exhibition has seen Council join with the Shoalhaven Historical Society in filling Fitzgerald Laneway with historical images of the Nowra CBD as part of the ongoing Nowra Alive revitalisation project.  The historical photos include images of the Waratah March, Empire Day in 1906, the original Nowra Pool in the Shoalhaven River as we...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents of changes to the application process for the annual Community Grants Scheme. In a change to previous years, Council will conduct a series of workshops throughout the Shoalhaven to assist in the development of grant application ideas. The workshops will allow community members to explore their project ideas in a group setting before presenting them to the entire group. Following the presentation a popular vote will be held on which fou...
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Shoalhaven City Council have accepted and endorsed the ‘Beyond Nerriga Route Options Report’ during this afternoon’s Ordinary Meeting. The report, undertaken by consultancy firm, GHD and project managed by SEATS, recommends that the Main Road 92 upgrade between Nerriga and Braidwood remain a SEATS priority project. The ‘Beyond Nerriga Route Options Report’ also recommends that SEATS and the five adjoining Council areas lobby both the Federal and State Governme...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents of changes to the application process for the annual Community Grants Scheme.   In a change to previous years, Council will conduct a series of workshops throughout the Shoalhaven to assist in the development of grant application ideas.   The workshops will allow community members to explore their project ideas in a group setting before presenting them to the entire group.   Following the presentation a popular ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents of changes to the application process for the annual Community Grants Scheme.   In a change to previous years, Council will conduct a series of workshops throughout the Shoalhaven to assist in the development of grant application ideas.   The workshops will allow community members to explore their project ideas in a group setting before presenting them to the entire group.   Following the presentation a popular ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently embarking on a revitalisation program designed to activate the Nowra city centre. As part of this initiative, Council has identified a number of precincts to act as catalyst projects for the activation and continued growth of Nowra CBD as a regional centre. As one of the key catalyst precincts, Council recently invited Expressions of Interest to develop Council owned land within Egans Lane with a view to driving mixed use high density development in the...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announcement that will see the replacement of the Princes Highway bridge across Burrill Lake.  Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay and Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock today announced that the NSW Government would invest $50 million to build a new bridge across the lake. Construction of the new bridge will result in the removal of the existing bridge and causeway and construction of fishing platforms a...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announcement from Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay that will see $3.5 million allocated towards nine key boating projects across the area. The Minister joined Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock in making the announcement at Greys Beach, Nowra earlier today. The funding will allow vital works to be carried out on a number of boating projects within the Shoalhaven including improved access to the Huskisson W...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announced $5 million for a second linear accelerator at the Shoalhaven Cancer Centre. The announcement, made by NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, will see the project funded and delivered if the NSW Liberals and Nationals are re-elected. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the addition of a second linear accelerator would provide a tremendous boost to the...
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Shoalhaven City Council is launching a new program designed to provide local residents with the tools and information to create safer communities within the local area. The program, Building Communities: One Handshake at a Time, has been created to assist in the construction of social capital in the area’s towns and villages through the building of relationships and effective communication at a grass roots level. Council’s website provides local residents with access to a speci...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join the Mollymook Outrigger Canoe Club in hosting the Single and Double Outrigger Canoe Marathon State Titles on Saturday 7 March and Sunday 8 March for the six man outrigger Zone Regatta. The event is again expected to attract around 350 competitors from over 20 New South Wales clubs as well as a number of other teams from Australia and overseas. Competitors will begin each event from Ulladulla Harbour with paddlers racing along the coastline in either the...
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Shoalhaven City Council has placed the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the organisation’s Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (REMS) Stage 1B on public exhibition. REMS Stage 1A has proven to be a highly successful operation over the previous 13 years of operation with effluent being beneficially reused from four wastewater treatment plants in the northern area of the City.   The next stage of the scheme will see the extension of the system through major upgrades of t...
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Shoalhaven City Council is again reminding pet owners to ensure dogs remain in a secure yard at all times following an increased number of animals found wandering the streets in recent weeks.  Council Animal Management Rangers are also advising local residents to ensure all pets remain on a leash when being walked in a non-designated area outside of their property.  The reminder comes as Council Animal Management Rangers continue animal patrols across the entire Shoalhaven with a...
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In exciting news for the local community, Shoalhaven City will be hosting the eighth round of the 2015 MX Nationals on Sunday 2 August. This exciting event will see the Country’s most talented Motocross riders competing for the prestigious national title at the Nowra Motoplex. Motorcycling New South Wales has recently made significant upgrades to the venue making for a thrilling day of racing. Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was particularly pleased to see the Shoalhaven hosting a rou...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is warning the community about a potential phone scam targeting Shoalhaven residents. Council has been made aware of local residents receiving phone calls from an unidentified person claiming the resident has overpaid their ‘rates and services’ and is eligible for a refund. The scam operator has then requested the resident’s bank details before providing a false name and contact details when quizzed on the veracity of the claim. ...
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Shoalhaven Libraries are launching a unique and exciting new literacy program, ‘Paws ‘n’ Tales’ at the Nowra Library on Saturday 21 February from 11am. The program, designed for children between four and eight years of age, aims to improve participants reading and communication skills by having them read to an animal. As party of the program launch, Nowra Library will be hosting a ‘Pawty’ with those in attendance encouraged to take part in a host of stor...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for nominations in the latest round of the Category One ClubGRANTS funding allocation. The ClubGRANTS scheme asks registered clubs, with annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1 million, to provide 1.85 percent of these funds into specific community development and support projects. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that projects eligible for funding under the Category One allocation included Community Welfare Services, Community Development, Community Health Ser...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has thrown her support behind Bomaderry’s Healthy Town Challenge encouraging local residents to get involved through a host of upcoming events. Bomaderry has been selected as one of five NSW locations to win a place in the NSW Healthy Town competition with the winning area determined by the number of active participants and overall weight loss. With the entire community getting behind the competition, a number of local organisations are offe...
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Shoalhaven City Council will provide the Shaolin Temple Foundation with one month’s notice to provide the outstanding mortgage payments should the mortgage be defaulted for land at Comberton Grange following a 24 February deadline. The Shaolin Temple Foundation had previously been given until 23 February to finalise the mortgage payments after providing Council with three post-dated cheques. The first cheque for $1 million dated Wednesday 28 January 2015 had been honoured with the fu...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently calling for Expressions of Interest from local residents keen on participating in a Youth Showcase Market to be held as part of the upcoming Youth Week Celebrations. Youth Week provides Council an opportunity to celebrate young people and their contribution to the local community. The Youth Showcase Market, which will be held on the City Arts Centre front lawn on Saturday 18 April, is open to all residents aged between 12 and 24 years of age. Mayor, ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently calling for Expressions of Interest from local residents keen on participating in a Youth Showcase Market to be held as part of the upcoming Youth Week Celebrations. Youth Week provides Council an opportunity to celebrate young people and their contribution to the local community. The Youth Showcase Market, which will be held on the City Arts Centre front lawn on Saturday 18 April, is open to all residents aged between 12 and 24 years of age. Mayor, ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash today joined Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock and Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis in turning the first sod on the $50 million Vincentia Marketplace.  Once completed, the Marketplace will include 27 major retailers inclusive of a 4,200 square metre Woolworths supermarket along with other major retailers including Aldi and the Reject Shop as well as an Anytime Fitness gym. Mayor, Gash said that while it had been a long time coming, the ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announced Planning Approval that will see 50 hectares of Jervis Bay be made available for aquaculture farming. Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson joined Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock in making the announcement this morning. The announcement has seen approval granted for three aquaculture leases in Jervis Bay, including a 10 hectare site off Vincentia and two 20 hectare areas off Callala Beach. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will again be hosting and coordinating a number of driver education courses and workshops following a horror year on the area’s roads. Council’s Road Safety Officer will be conducting various programs aimed at new and novice drivers, parents of young children and older senior drivers. The programs include – Graduated Licensing Scheme Parent Workshop – Offers support and advice on how best to deal with the recent changes in the licensing sy...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed an influx of large sized Development Applications to start the New Year. Council has received an application from Woolworths to develop a proposed $13.8 million supermarket on the former John Bull Centre, Bomaderry. The proposed development would see the demolition of existing structures and construction of a 3,860 square metre shopping centre and two further retail tenancies. The application also includes area for a further 296 ca...
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Shoalhaven City Council will lodge a tender on the block of land at 59 Owen Street, Huskisson following Thursday’s Extra Ordinary Council meeting. Council resolved to enter into the tender process with Club Jervis while keeping in mind both the valuation report and current financial restraints of Council. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that the decision to make an offer on the land follows on from the successful community run campaign to leave the land in public ownership. “I would...
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Shoalhaven City Council has received $80,000 through the Department of Local Government’s Building Resilience to Climate Change Program, allowing the construction of an innovative water play area in the Nowra CBD. The evaporative cooling solution will see the implementation of a vapour play area, water bottle filling station, shade and seating in the recently refurbished Egans Lane meeting place. The water vapour cooling system will provide a cool oasis in the CBD, operating on an &l...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the placement of the offshore artificial reef to be located four kilometres off Shoalhaven Heads. Over 460 tonnes of concrete modules were loaded onto a barge at Port Kembla last week with the reef placement expected to commence offshore Shoalhaven Heads this week. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the $900,000 artificial reef was expected to provide the area with ongoing economic and social benefits while also boosting annual visitation number...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently taking bookings from community members wishing to host an event in the freshly revitalised Thorough_Fair. Council recently hosted the inaugural THOUROUGH_FAIR art project in the laneway, a week-long event that saw the previously disused CBD laneway transformed into a living and breathing ‘Live Gallery Walk’. The event culminated with hundreds of interested onlookers converging on the area to take part in an evening of art, music and a food e...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has extended a special welcome to Australia Day Ambassador and Chief Executive of WWF Australia, Dermot O’ Gorman ahead of next week’s celebrations. Mr O’ Gorman will be the guest of honour during the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony to be held at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre next Thursday 22 January. Having started his career as a Ranger with NSW Parks and Wildlife Service, Mr O’ Gorman joined the WWF i...
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Shoalhaven City Council Director of Planning and Development, Tim Fletcher has expressed his deepest sympathies following the recent passing of former long time staff member, Bill Wilson. Mr Wilson passed away following a long battle with cancer. Bill commenced work with Council at the age of 16 in February 1971, taking up the position of apprentice carpenter. Too young to legally drive at the time, Bill was forced to hitchhike to work until gaining his full licence some years later. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Arts Board is calling on the community to recognise individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements and long service to the local arts scene. The biannual Arts Awards recognise those residents, organisations and businesses that have made lasting and ongoing contributions to the arts community within the Shoalhaven. Nominations for long serving volunteers are currently being called for from Shoalhaven’s many historical societies, museum...
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Twelve inductees into Shoalhaven Hall of Sporting Fame were announced at an official ceremony at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Friday, November 28. The Sporting Hall of Fame was established in 2000 and recognises the outstanding achievements of Shoalhaven based elite athletes, sporting heroes and animals.   Shoalhaven Elite Athlete: John McLean, Cycling. Cristine Elizabeth Suffolk, Athletics Luke Ross Raymond O’Donnell, Rugby League Ashleigh Hewson, Football ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join the Nowra Cricket Club and Shoalhaven District Cricket Association in playing host to the DNSW Home Ground Cricket Tour on Tuesday 6 January 2015. The Destination NSW Home Ground Cricket Tour is a summer celebration of cricket and community that will travel throughout New South Wales in the lead up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Stopping at 27 towns throughout the State, the roadshow will include a travelling museum featuring items from the Bradman Mus...
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Shoalhaven City Council has been successful in its in-house bid for the tender of the Nowra CBD Cleaning and Maintenance works. Tenders for the CBD maintenance and cleaning were called in September as part of the organisational transformation process currently being undertaken by Council. Specifications were for the routine and programmed works in the CBD including general cleaning, amenities cleaning and landscape maintenance. General Manager, Russ Pigg said the tender result ensured t...
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Shoalhaven City Council will enter into negotiations with Woolworths regarding the organisation’s contribution towards a new access road to the Bay and Basin Leisure Centre required as part of the upcoming Vincentia Shopping Centre project. This new road is required to be constructed as the area where the existing leisure centre access road is located needs to be rehabilitated for environmental reasons as part of the original State Governnment approval. Council decided at last evenin...
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Shoalhaven City Council has been selected to host the Ocean and Earth Southern Cross SUP Festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The three-day event will take place around Sussex Inlet from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April with the surfing component set to take place on the Friday and Saturday and the racing components to take place on the Saturday and Sunday. The event acts as the NSW State Stand Up Paddle Board Titles across surfing and racing with the results of the event determining the NRMA...
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Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club is undertaking final preparations with the set to again host the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships from 16 January 2015. The club is looking to build on the success of last year’s event with over 5000 people again estimated to descend on the area including around 1500 competitors, officials, volunteers along with a large contingent of supporters and families. The championships expected to bring more than $2 million dollars to the ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has received a deputation from representatives of the Shaolin Temple Foundation during tonight’s Ordinary Meeting held at the Ulladulla Civic Centre. Shaolin Temple Foundation representatives Mr Liu and Patrick Pang took the opportunity to explain that the due $5.1 million mortgage payment for land at Comberton Grange would not be able to be forwarded to Council until mid-January. Mr Pang told the meeting that the holdup was in part due to the Chinese Foreign ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today welcomed world renowned street artist, Guido Van Helten to the area as she launched the exciting THOROUGH_FAIR art project. Developed as part of the ongoing Nowra Alive scheme, THOROUGH_FAIR is a week-long event that will see a disused CBD Laneway transformed into a living and breathing ‘Live Gallery Walk’. As part of the project, Council has commissioned Guido Van Helten to create a large mural at the entrance to the laneway...
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Shoalhaven City Council will enter into negotiations with Woolworths regarding Council’s contribution towards roadworks creating a new access to the Bay and Bay Leisure as part of the upcoming Vincentia Shopping Centre project. This new road is required to be constructed as the area where the existing leisure centre access is located needs to be rehabilitated for environmental reasons as part of the original State Government approval. The Policy and Resource Committee have recommende...
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Shoalhaven City Council played host to delegates from the Fuyang City Council of China earlier this week with the group taking the opportunity to tour a number of local businesses and organisations while in the area. The tour followed a visit from Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash and Deputy Mayor, John Wells to Fuyang in October at which time both organisations entered into a Friendship City agreement. This week’s visit to Council saw the delegates provided with an overview...
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Shoalhaven City Council has received $80,000 through the Department of Local Government’s Building Resilience to Climate Change Program, allowing the construction of an innovative water play area in the Nowra CBD. The evaporative cooling solution will see the implementation of a vapour play area, water bottle filling station, shade and seating in the recently refurbished Egans Lane meeting place. The water vapour cooling system will provide a cool oasis in the CBD, operating on an &l...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Policy and Resource Committee has recommended Council endorse the extended winter times for off leash dog access at existing timed sites throughout the City. The recommendation follows Council’s extended dog off leash winter time trial conducted between 3pm – 10am daily on three selected beaches (Culburra Beach, Nelsons Beach and Huskisson Beach). To coincide with the winter trial, Council also ran a survey on the organisation’s website and...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to attend one of the upcoming drop in sessions and have their say on the future provision of library services to the Milton community. The sessions have been provided to allow interested community members to ask questions of staff and learn more information regarding Council’s internal review into Library services provided in the southern Shoalhaven area. Council will be hosting drop in sessions at – Milton Library &ndas...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee have placed a freeze on the booking of Callala Reserve for wedding ceremonies and receptions requiring a marquee and wedding receptions prior to the receipt of a further detailed report. The Policy and Resources Committee will receive the report at the March 2015 meeting after the recommendation was made under the delegated authority of Council during tonight’s meeting. As part of the resolution, Council will write to ind...
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Shoalhaven City Council Policy and Resources Committee has recommended Council maintain the current level of service at Milton Library. The recommendation follows a commitment from the Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock to provide $30,000 funding annually for four years if re-elected at the upcoming State Election. The Committee has also recommended Council form a taskforce comprising two Councillors, Council staff and community members to assist in the development of programs that ma...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that garbage and recycling kerbside collections will continue as normal on Christmas Day. While garbage collections will remain on Christmas Day, residents are advised to ensure their garbage and recycling bins are placed out for collection the night before. Collection trucks will be picking up garbage and recycling at a far earlier time than normal on Christmas Day. Areas with Christmas Day waste services include -  Comerong I...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today welcomed members of the South East Australian Transport Strategy (SEATS) to the Shoalhaven. Taking in the area between Wollongong, Dandenong Cooma and the ACT, SEATS aims to stimulate and facilitate investment in transport infrastructure throughout this region. Approximately 40 members of the SEATS organisation are attending the two day quarterly ordinary meeting held at Coolangatta Resort. In welcoming SEATS members to the area Mayor...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is reminding residents to exercise the necessary precautions when enjoying the area’s many waterways this summer.   With the recent onset of summer an increased number of local residents have been seen taking advantage of the higher temperatures and longer days by enjoying the area’s pristine beaches and waterways. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that while she certainly encouraged the community to enjoy the Shoalhaven’s many natura...
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Shoalhaven City Council is hosting a series of Youth Service Engagement Stalls at Stockland Nowra across the Christmas holiday period to help support the recently launched Nowra Youth Protocol. The Nowra Youth Protocol is a set of guidelines for those using public and private space around the Nowra CBD designed to ensure that people of all ages feel safe and welcome in the City. Commencing this afternoon from 4pm, the Youth Engagement Stalls will see Council’s Community Development t...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is reminding residents to have their say on the actions and priorities that will guide the organisations future funding and works programs. Council is currently undertaking a major planning exercise through the creation of the Community Infrastructure Strategic Plan, a document designed to shape the Shoalhaven into a vibrant and active community over the next 15 years. Once completed, the Strategic Plan will make recommendations on the future prov...
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Shoalhaven City Council is combining with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) in updating the extremely popular ‘Breastfeeding Shoalhaven’ resource card. In one of the largest projects of its type in Australia, ‘Breastfeeding Shoalhaven’ has seen over 180 local businesses and organisations register as Breastfeeding Friendly Venues and baby change facility locations within the Shoalhaven. Registered venues may display the Breastfeeding Welcome Here sticker...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the commencement of geotechnical investigations for a new bridge crossing of the Shoalhaven River. The investigations are being undertaken to further ascertain the ground conditions under the river bed, information which will then be used to inform the design of the bridge foundations. The works follow the recent NSW State Government announcement that the new bridge would be located on the western side of the existing crossing. May...
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Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed confirmation that large parts of the Shoalhaven will be included in the next stage of the NBN rollout program. Under the new rollout timetable over 28,000 local homes and businesses will either have an active NBN connection or be in construction by July 2016. In addition work will have also commenced on the fixed wireless network in a further 3,200 homes across the area. Mayor, Joann Gash said the continual roll out of the NBN would provide the local comm...
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Shoalhaven City Council has delayed completion of the new walkway jetty at the Currarong Boat Ramp until after Christmas following the inundation of the work area with sea water. The adjacent Currarong boat ramp remains open however the recent high tides and subsequent ocean surge have forced the delay of the construction of the walkway jetty. The new precast concrete walkway will provide local residents and visitors with a high quality and safe boat launching facility in this popular fish...
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Shoalhaven Library Nowra will be playing host to Australian Paralympian Kurt Fearnley, OAM, when he visits the region this December. The inspirational three-time Gold Medallist will be taking part in an author talk at the library on Wednesday, December 3 from 1pm. Mr Fearnley will be answering questions regarding the wide array of achievements and exploits found in his new book 'Pushing the Limits'. The autobiography details how he has conquered the world, winning three Paralymp...
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Shoalhaven Libraries will join facilities across the state in celebrating the 75th anniversary of free public libraries in New South Wales on Monday 3 November.  To mark this special event, Nowra Library will host the arrival of Biblio Turismo, a group of motorcycling librarians promoting the joy and value of libraries, with a special afternoon tea on Thursday 6 November. The celebrations are part of a state-wide program of events led by the State Library of NSW to commemorate this hi...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to take advantage of ongoing outreach programs being offered at the Nowra Library across the coming weeks. The Homelessness Support Outreach Program has been devised to allow interested community members easy access to vital information and resources across a host of important topics. Upcoming programs will include representatives from - Centrelink Southern Cross Housing Aboriginal Medical Service Shoalcoast Legal Service Headsp...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the NSW State Government’s announced $50,000 grant to assist in investigating options to improve the river flow in the Shoalhaven Heads area. Council has previously allocated $50,000 towards the project in response to the gradual shoaling of the Shoalhaven estuary. The funding will allow Council to explore options to increase flow and circulation of water into the estuary at Shoalhaven Heads and prevent that section of the river...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed delegates to the area ahead of this week’s NSW Coastal Conference. Commencing from Wednesday 12 November, the conference will see representatives from the three tiers of government joining user groups and volunteer organisations in discussing coastal and estuary management research, education and service provision. The event will feature a series of diverse key note speakers including – Dr Robert Young, Western Carolina...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today joined NSW Minister for the Environment, Rob Stokes and Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock in officially opening the biobanking site at Garrads Reserve, Narawallee. Established in June 2013, Council signed a biobanking agreement which sees the NSW State Government providing ongoing funds to Council for the management of over 65 hectares of ecologically significant bush land at the Narawallee Inlet. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the establ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding pet owners to ensure that all dogs remain in a secure yard at all times and on a leash when being walked in a non-designated area outside of their property. The reminder comes as Council Animal Management Rangers step up patrols in known stray dog trouble spots including Narrawallee Inlet and the adjacent beach, Plantation Point, Vincentia and Huskisson. Ranger Services Manager, Michael Jarman said dogs found off leash in a designated signposted area wi...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents that whilst Council approval is not required for domestic vegetation burn off, permits still need to be attained from the NSW Fire and Rescue or Rural Fire Service in order to conduct a burn. The Shoalhaven local government area was listed along with 78 other council areas in State Government regulations that do not require Council permission to burn off vegetation. Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council was reminding residents of the Shoalhaven that...
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Shoalhaven City Council held a civic reception to pay tribute to the area’s many volunteer Rural Fire Service and SES members last Friday night. Over 160 local residents attended the dinner which saw long service awards presented to seven State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers by NSW State Emergency Service Acting Commissioner Jim Smith. The evening also saw 40 Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers presented with long service awards by NSW RFS Regional Manager Region South, Ken Hall ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed news that work will commence on the $13 million Masters development at South Nowra by the end of March 2015. The development, which will see the construction of a Masters Hardware Store and fast food restaurant, is expected to create over 200 jobs and inject a further $25 million into the local economy during construction. Mayor, Gash said that after speaking to representatives from Masters earlier todays she was extremely pleased to ...
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Shoalhaven Water has taken one step further in the implementation of the next phase of the Reclaimed Effluent Management Scheme (REMS). The decision follows Council’s receipt of the Review of Environmental Factors and outlined mitigation measures for preliminary works at the Bomaderry and Nowra treatment plants. REMS Stage 1A has proven to be a highly successful operation over the previous 13 years of operation with effluent being treated at four wastewater treatment plants throughou...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for comment on the draft Temporary Storage (shipping) Container on Public Land Policy, with the document going on public exhibition from Wednesday 29 October. The Policy will guide the use and installation of shipping containers for storage, on Council owned Community Land, or Council managed Crown Land areas. This includes land categorised as Sportsground or General Community Use. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that many local sporting clubs use shipping contai...
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Shoalhaven City Council last week officially opened the new Clifton Park Learn to Ride Facility at Sanctuary Point. This Learn to Ride facility has been designed to assist in teaching school children to ride safely on the area’s roads and increase the fitness and health of local children in a fun and safe environment. The $65,000 project, which was funded by Council ($20,000), Bendigo Bank ($20,000) and NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation ($25,000), saw Council work closely...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to attend one of the upcoming drop in sessions and have their say on the future provision of library services to the Milton community. The sessions have been provided to allow interested community members to ask questions of staff and learn more information regarding Council’s internal review into Library services provided in the southern Shoalhaven area. Council will be hosting drop in sessions at – Milton Library &ndas...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for representatives from specific rating categories to provide feedback and information to the recently formed Community Rate Review Panel. The process forms part of Council’s current engagement exercise reviewing the current rating categories for the City. Formed as part of the review, the Community Rate Review Panel consists of 12 ratepayers who currently reside within the Council area and satisfy demographic criteria. Assistant Deputy Mayor, A...
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Shoalhaven Libraries have a host of exciting and informative activities planned over the coming weeks. Public libraries remain a great public resource providing the community with a range of services, programs and events at little cost or free of charge. Library Manager, Sarah Taylor said she was encouraging local residents to take part in any of the free activities taking place throughout the coming weeks. Mrs Taylor said many local residents may be surprised to see the diverse range o...
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Community groups in the Shoalhaven are preparing for a major financial windfall with  $259,000 in funding set to be donated as part of the 2014 ClubsGRANTS Scheme. The ClubGRANTS scheme asks registered clubs, with annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1 million, to provide 1.85 percent of this revenue into specific community development and support projects. Assistant Deputy Mayor, Allan Baptist said Council staff have been working closely with members of the ClubsGRANTSLocal Commi...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the recently announced $1,476,819 funding allocation received as part of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program. Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis this week announced that Shoalhaven City Council would receive the funding grant designed to assist in the construction and renewal of local roads. The Road to Recovery funding will be used by Council in financing the following road projects in the 2014/15 financial year...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for Expressions of Interests to develop key Council owned land within the Nowra CBD with a view to driving mixed use high density development within the area.  The opportunity comes with Council embarking on a CBD revitalisation project designed to activate the Nowra city centre, enhance retail opportunities and build on the existing experience around the city’s cafes and restaurants. Council is offering the development industry the opportunity...
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Shoalhaven City Council will commence work on the walkway jetty at the Currarong Boat Ramp from tomorrow Wednesday 8 October. The new precast concrete walkway will provide local residents and visitors with a high quality and safe boat launching facility in this popular fishing location. Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said Council had commenced the works with a view to being completed by Christmas. “Council is informing local residents that small delays may be experience...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has officially opened the new Berry Street Footpath at a small ceremony attended by local business owners, Nowra CBD Action members and Council staff held earlier this morning. The $420,000 project saw Council upgrade the existing footpath and create a modern new café precinct and more inviting thoroughfare. Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council worked closely with local business owners and members of Nowra CBD Action in delivering this exciting new pro...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on local residents to have their say on the future provision of library services to the Milton community as part of an extensive community engagement program. The engagement is being undertaken as part of Council’s internal review into Library services provided in the southern Shoalhaven area. As part of the engagement process Council is seeking community input into service options such as -– Retain the status quo and Milton Library to rema...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Development Committee have provided in principle support for a Planning Proposal relating to lands at Culburra Beach, Callala Bay and Currarong. Under the Planning Proposal lodged on behalf of the Halloran Trust, the land is proposed to be rezoned for a range of residential, commercial, recreation and environmental purposes. The proposal also intends that a substantial proportion of the land  will be transferred to the State Government  for additio...
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Shoalhaven City Council is joining forces with the Nowra Family Support Service and Council on the Ageing NSW in hosting Grand Tea for Grandparents events on Friday 24 October. Events will be held at both the Shoalhaven Family Day Care in East Nowra and at Milton Ulladulla Family Support Service in Ulladulla as part of National Grandparents Day celebrations. Grandparents Day was launched in 2011 by the NSW Government as an annual initiative to recognise the role grandparents play in our co...
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Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre will again be demonstrating its support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning pink throughout the month of October. Breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia with one in eight Australian women likely to be diagnosed with the disease within their lifetime. To assist in bringing in raising further awareness around breast cancer, the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre will be utilising pink external lighting ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Deputy Mayor, John Wells has today hosted a delegation from the organisation’s sister City, Fuzhou, China. The six person delegation was led by Fuzhou Municipal People’s Government Deputy Mayor, Lin Fei and included representatives from the Fuzhou Free Trade Port Area and Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Municipal Government. Deputy Mayor, Wells, Economic Development Manager, Greg Pullen and General Manager, Russ Pigg provided the deleg...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash will host a reception for the Nowra-Bomaderry Jets following their historic maiden Group Seven Rugby League Premiership over the weekend. The Jets beat Minor Premiers and title favourites, Warilla-Lake South Gorillas 30 – 20 in the First Grade Grand Final held at Collegians Sports Complex, Figtree yesterday afternoon.  While both Bomaderry and Nowra had previously won Group Seven premierships, the win represented the first time the amal...
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Please find update on road works progressing throughout the City. Main Road Cambewarra The final sealing of Main Road has been postponed this week following the recent run of wet weather. The works will be completed at the earliest opportunity following a spell of hot dry weather. Yalwal Road, Mundamia Works on Yalwal Road, Mundamia are set to commence Monday 22 September. The works will include the rehabilitation of a 400 metre stretch between Cabbage Tree Lane and Flatrock Ro...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to view the wide array of entrants in the 2014 Threatened Species Competition currently on display in the Nowra Administration Building foyer. Open to local Primary School students, the competition aims to raise awareness surrounding the 140 native species of plants and animals in the Shoalhaven that are currently threatened with extinction. Nowra Anglican College Primary students won first prize in this year’s competition after ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the NSW State Government’s announced response to the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s recommendations.   NSW Premier, Mike Baird today announced the $1 billion Fit for the Future package designed to ensure the long term viability of the local government sector.   The Fit for the Future package includes:   $258 million to assist the voluntary merging of Councils.   ...
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Shoalhaven City Council today released results from a recent community survey with 83 percent of local residents rating they are medium to highly satisfied with the organisation’s performance.   Council engaged IRIS to undertake the independent survey which targeted a randomly selected cross section of the community to help assess community attitudes towards Council’s service and facilities by identifying key issues and community needs.   While ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has officially launched Nowra Alive, with $55,000 in incentive funding, which will see Council collaborating with the community and business in activating Nowra CBD.   The Mayor was joined by local community representatives and CBD business owners at the official launch held at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre this afternoon.   “I am thrilled to offer this funding incentive which includes:   ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has expressed her frustration and disappointment following the Planning and Assessment Commission’s decision to issue concept plan approval for the Shaolin Temple pending major modifications to the application.   Mayor, Gash said today’s announcement had created serious doubts as to whether the $360 million project would now proceed.   The Mayor said she was extremely concerned that the Planning and Assessm...
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Shoalhaven City Council has received notification from the NSW State Government that Amendment No.1 to the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 has been approved.   The amendment enables low impact residential development in parts of Veron Estate, located west of Sussex Inlet.   Residential development will now be allowed on areas of Lots one to 19 zoned ‘E4 – Environmental Living’.    The remaining land, including t...
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Shoalhaven City Council adopted a Development Control Plan for the Mundamia Urban Release Area during last night’s Development Committee meeting.   The Development Committee Meeting also saw the adoption of a supporting and complimentary amendment to the Shoalhaven Contributions Plan 2010 which identified essential infrastructure for the new urban release area.   The Mundamia Urban Release Area is the first of six new Urban Release Areas in the Nowra Bom...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on the assistance of local residents in solving a long running mystery in Culburra Beach.   A number of ‘dog off leash’ signs located along Culburra Beach have been the target of repeated vandalism over the previous 12 months and Council is calling on the local community to help find out the reasons why.   The vandal/s has used a host of different vandalism methods; from completely blocking out the off leash areas ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the free upcoming Home Sustainability Workshops.   The workshops allow local residents to learn more about a host of topics including composting, worm farming, organic vegetable growing, natural cleaning and the reduction of food waste.   Mayor, Joanna Gash said the regular workshops had proven extremely popular with local residents saying each of the specific progr...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to throw their support behind a number of awareness initiatives being held as part of National Child Protection Week.   Running from 7 -13 September, National Child Protection Week provides an opportunity for the community to raise awareness around the need for primary prevention to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia.   Council have joined forces with the Purple Ribbon project t...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has congratulated the local award recipients at last night’s South Coast Tourism Awards.   In a tremendous night for the local tourism industry, Shoalhaven City received 13 of the 28 gold awards on offer in addition to 10 silver and five bronze awards.   Further to this, Silos Estate was inducted into the South Coast Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after winning the gold award for best Regional Winery, Brewery or Pu...
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Shoalhaven City Council will welcome back one of the more unique visitors to the area this Friday when ‘Connie’, the dress made from condoms, returns to the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.   Created by the Northern Illawarra Youth Project, ‘Connie’ is currently touring the Illawarra in a bid to raise awareness of condom usage and halt the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI).   Mayor, Joanna Gash said despite ‘Connie&rsq...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to participate in one of the upcoming free cycling events taking place across the City as part of NSW Bike Week celebrations.   Taking place between Saturday 13 September and Sunday 21 September, NSW Bike Week provides an opportunity for the entire family to rediscover the joys of cycling in a controlled, scenic and safe environment.   Council will be hosting three separate cycling tours across the week, w...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join Chocolate Foot in hosting round four of the Finish Line Singletrack Mind Mountain Bike Series at the Coondoo Road Course in the Currambene State Forest this Sunday 31 August.   The event will see around 300 of the country’s finest mountain bikers competing across a range of open and age group categories within the four and seven hour long races.   Runner up in the 2013 World Solo 24 Hour Championships, Andrew Lloyd hea...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently calling on nominations for the 2015 Australia Day Awards.   Local residents are being asked to nominate an outstanding community member for their ongoing contribution to the City.   Council will present the 2015 Australia Day Awards in the categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Sports person and Junior Sports person.   In a major change to previous years, Council will be alterna...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today welcomed Minister for Illawarra, John Ajaka’s announced $1.87 million funding grant for Council to facilitate further projects at the Albatross Aviation Technology Park (AATP).   The announced funding will allow Council to undertake automation of the aircraft gate operations, provide a major drain through the facility to move stormwater flows and bring a second electricity feed to the AATP.   The upgra...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently calling on nominations for the Community Grants Program, a scheme designed to help local associations build vibrant and active local communities.   The program aims to build diverse, safe and connected communities through the promotion of community based projects.   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Community Grants Program had a proven history in providing ongoing benefit to the local community. &nb...
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Shoalhaven City Council received the 12 month progress report on the 2013/14 Delivery Program and Operational Plan at last night’s Ordinary Meeting.   The report demonstrated a number of key achievements made across the past financial year including a surplus budget result in the General fund and the achievement of the Transformation Program Savings Target.   Other highlights of the report included –   Budget surplus...
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Shoalhaven City Council has undertaken a mechanical entrance intervention of Lake Conjola at 3.30pm today coinciding with the scheduled high tide.   Council opened the Lake to the ocean following the recent heavy rains which saw the Lake reach the required trigger level of 1.2m AHD early this morning.   Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe said that by undertaking the work at this afternoon’s peak high tide it would provide the best opportunity to c...
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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Regional Gallery will be hosting the IN MEMORY exhibition, a photographic and multimedia display recognising Shoalhaven’s Aboriginal service men and women, from Saturday 23 August.   The exhibition provides first hand and family member’s accounts of the Shoalhaven’s Aboriginal service men and women’s involvement in conflicts from the Boer War right through to the recent conflict in Afghanistan.   Mayor, ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has joined fellow Councillors in inspecting the new recreational fishing platform along the Shoalhaven River fronting Bolong Road.   Council engaged contractors, Wellco Enviro Civil to install a recreational fishing platform on the Shoalhaven River bank after successfully receiving funding from the Recreational Fishing Trust.   The project also included the installation of large rocks to assist in the stabilisation ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed news that Council has received three separate grant funding allocations under the Public Reserves Management Fund Program.   The NSW State Government program provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves.   Council was successful in applications for the following initiatives –   $25,000 – Contribution towards planning ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has commenced community drop in sessions as part of the exhibition of the draft Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014.   A NSW State Government legislative requirement, the draft Shoalhaven DCP has been developed to help clarify and strengthen planning controls across the city.   This requirement takes affect six months after the commencement of the standard instrument Local Environment Plan for an area.   Mayor,...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents that nominations for the Shoalhaven Hall of Sporting Fame close on 31 August.   Council established the Hall of Sporting Fame in 2000 as a way of recognising the outstanding achievements of local residents across a range of disciplines.   Local residents that have previously been inducted into the Hall of Sporting Fame include Andrew Walker (Union and League), Paul Greene (Track and Field), Ian Davis (Cricket), A...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash joined local residents in an inspection of the new Erowal Bay Boat Launching Jetty yesterday.   Jointly funded by Council, the RMS Better Boating Program and the local community, the structure represents the first boat jetty in the Shoalhaven to be completely built by volunteer labour.   Erowal Bay resident and local carpenter, Paul Macken worked closely with the Basin Lure and Fly Anglers Club in designing the facili...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that Junction Court will be closed to traffic between 7am – 2pm on Tuesday 12 August.   Council staff will be incorporating a number of improvements in Junction Court after working to address pedestrian safety issues in this area.   These works will see the installation of a speed hump as well as a short length of chains between the existing bollards east of the signalised pedestrian crossing to the co...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be placing the draft Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 on public exhibition from Monday 11 August.   NSW State Government legislation requires that only a single Development Control Plan can apply to any parcel of land.   This requirement takes affect six months after the commencement of the standard instrument Local Environment Plan for an area. Following the commencement of Shoalhaven LEP 2014 on April 22 2014...
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Shoalhaven City Council staff have today joined forces with students from St Georges Basin Public School in rehabilitating the walkway between Basin View Boat Ramp and Boathaven Avenue, Basin View.   The project is one of many tree planting and nature care events organised by Council as part of the recent National Tree Day celebrations.   Taking place on Sunday 27 July, National Tree Day has provided Council staff with the perfect opportunity to enlist the he...
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Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg said he has received advice from Council’s rates contractor, Forms Express, that a batch of rates notices were posted after the deadline specified in the Local Government Act.   Unfortunately, on 5 August 2014, Forms Express contacted Council to advise that 6,892 notices were not served on time (out of 56,091 mailed out) to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act. Council is therefore required by the Act to e...
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Council is advising local residents of the temporary closure of Bolong Road, between Meroo Street and Railway Street, Bomaderry.   The closure comes after Shoalhaven Water staff struck a gas main while searching for a broken water main on Bolong Road.   Council’s WHS staff notified the relevant authorities immediately.   As a result of the incident, traffic is being diverted from Bolong Road via Meroo Street, Cambewarra Road and Railway Street back on to Bolong ...
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Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg said he took the precaution of seeking external legal advice in relation to the service of Council’s Rate Notices to simply ‘clear the air’ following confusing messages in the local media.   The Rate Notices were posted by Council’s external contractor on Wednesday 30 July, complying with the Local Government Act requirements to have notices served (posted) by 1 August.   Mr Pigg said ...
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Shoalhaven City Council, in partnership with Australian Paper – Shoalhaven, announced the winners of the 2014 Shoalhaven Medals at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre last Friday night.   The Shoalhaven Medal recognises those residents that have made an outstanding contribution to the local community or achieved a level of excellence in a particular field of endeavour.   Long-time community volunteer, Les Chittick was named the recipient of the 2014 Gol...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is advising local residents of a delay with the posting of the June Rates Notices.   The rates notices and tipping vouchers were due to be distributed on Thursday 24 July however due to delays with Council’s contracted courier service; the final notices were not mailed until Wednesday 30 July.   Council has a legislative requirement to have sent the rates notices by 1 August.  Council’s contractor ha...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on the local community to have their say on the naming of the Ulladulla Civic Centre Auditorium.   The Civic Centre was recently reopened after undergoing a complete redevelopment to enable integration of the Library, Visitors Information Centre, Auditorium and meeting rooms within the one facility.   As part of the redevelopment, the new Auditorium has been transformed into a high class facility capable of seating 600 peopl...
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Shoalhaven City Council is inviting comment on the draft South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy and Planning Framework report which has been placed on public exhibition from today, Friday 1 August.   The framework, which has been prepared by an independent coastal management consultant, is part of a draft regional sea level rise policy and planning response framework report that has been developed in partnership with Eurobodalla Shire Council.   Mayor, Jo...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the lodgement of a proposed bulky goods and factory unit complex in Milton.   The proposed $1.5 million development would see the construction of two separate industrial buildings on the corner of Croobyar Road and Wilfords Lane, Milton.   The buildings would consist of one bulky goods unit and nine factory units.   Mayor, Joanna Gash said the proposed development would inject vital funding ...
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Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg has expressed his deepest sympathies after the passing away of Council’s Projects and Contract Manager, Cliff Harris on Tuesday night.   Cliff passed away after a brief battle with illness.   Beginning his career with Council as a work experience student in December 1979, Cliff was offered the position of Junior Assistant Engineer in June 1981 pending the completion of his degree.   From De...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash hosted a special morning tea over the weekend paying tribute to the area’s charitable and welfare organisations.   In excess of over 100 local groups and organisations attended the reception held at the Nowra Administration Building with representatives from Shoalhaven Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Legacy, Marine Rescue and the CWA among those in attendance.   Mayor, Gash said the morning tea was Council’s ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising motorists to prepare for changes in Junction Court as work is undertaken to create a shared zone.   Traffic will be significantly slowed in Junction Court after the RMS provided approval for a 10km/h speed limit and construction of a speed hump within the roadway.   Mr Stewart said Council staff were working closely with the RMS to address pedestrian safety issues in this area.   Mr Stewart said that with ov...
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Shoalhaven City Council will soon be issuing notices to local pet owners in possession of a dog or cat that is older than six months of age and not lifetime registered.   It is a requirement of the NSW Companion Animals Act that all dogs and cats over six months in age be registered.   Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was also a requirement that all dogs and cats were identified with a microchip from 12 weeks of age or prior to the animal being sold or given away (...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announcement of the preferred location for a new bridge crossing of Shoalhaven River.   NSW Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay today announced that the new bridge would be built on the western side of the existing crossing.   Mr Gay was joined by Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock, Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, Mayor, Joanna Gash and Member of...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents that the extended dog off leash winter time trial will continue until 30 September.   During the trial period dog off leash access times are in operation from 3pm – 10am daily on selected beaches.   The three beaches selected as part of the trial are – Culburra Beach Nelsons Beach, Vincentia Huskisson Beach   As part of the exte...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting a series of Skilled or Killed Young Drivers Safety (SKYDS) programs at the University of Wollongong Shoalhaven Campus throughout July. SKYDS, developed by the Shoalhaven City Council in 2003, is a safe-driver education program delivered to local school students in grades 10-12. The program provides valuable driver education and allows students the opportunity to gain hands-on advanced driving skills. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the SKYDS ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be commencing drainage work ahead of major road works on Main Road, Cambewarra from Monday 14 July 2014.   Work is scheduled to be completed in early October, subject to weather.   The project involves the reconstruction and shoulder widening of 550 metres of the road pavement commencing 300 metres from the intersection of Moss Vale Road.   Works also include the replacement of a stormwater line with additional pip...
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Shoalhaven City Council is requesting the removal of all small boats, dinghies, catamarans and trailers from the Basin View foreshore.   Council is scheduled to undertake planned maintenance along the Basin View walking track between Palm Beach and Wool Lane, Sanctuary Point in the coming months.   Ranger Services Manager, Michael Jarman said Council was currently trying to make contact with the owners of the boats to ensure their swift removal from the foresho...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the lodgement of a Concept Plan for the proposed Shaolin Temple with the Planning Assessment Commission for determination.   The $360 million proposal includes plans for a Shaolin Temple complex, a four star hotel, Kung Fu academy, educational facility, golf course and 300 residential lots.   Mayor, Gash said she was extremely pleased to see the project finally moving forward as she thanked the Shaolin T...
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Shoalhaven City Council has partnered with the Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network (SSPAN) in providing Council staff with a Mental Health First Aid course.   SSPAN is a network of representatives from local services and community organisations working within the local community to raise awareness of the impacts of suicide and to assist in reducing cases of suicide within the Shoalhaven.   The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adul...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling for nominations in the 2014 Shoalhaven Building Design Awards.   Held every two years the awards are open to all projects which are located within Shoalhaven City and completed within three years of the call for nominations.   This year’s awards will include a residential housing section as well as commercial/industrial buildings and an award for subdivision design.   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joann...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash officially opened the redeveloped Ulladulla Civic Centre on Saturday afternoon.   Council provided a provided a host of entertainment as part of the official opening with over 1,000 local residents taking the opportunity to inspect the new facility throughout the day.   Mayor, Joanna Gash described the opening of the Civic Centre as ‘beyond expectations’ as she thanked the local community for the overwhelm...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising residents to tie down or properly secure household trampolines during periods of strong wind.   The advice follows a warning from the SES after a large number of trampolines were blown from backyards throughout the state during last week’s high winds.   Mayor, Joanna Gash said trampolines and outdoor furniture had the ability to do serious damage to both property and person if not properly secured during wind storms. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council has been selected to take part in a pilot scheme which will allow for the lower cost disposal of asbestos waste from home renovations and demolitions.   The pilot scheme, supported by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) with funding from the State Government Waste Levy, is aimed at reducing the illegal dumping of asbestos waste.   Under the Householders Asbestos Disposal Scheme, local residents will be able to dispose of small...
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The Land and Environment Court has this morning dismissed the appeal against Shoalhaven City Council’s deemed refusal of a two storey dwelling in Griffith Street, Callala Beach.   The DA was proposed across a consolidated three blocks of land purchased at auction in 2010. The auction was authorised by Council in order to recoup unpaid rates on the land.   In handing down the judgement, Judge Judy Fakes was not satisfied that the proposed development was...
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Shoalhaven City Council has this afternoon adopted its budget for the coming financial year as part of the 2014/15 Delivery Program and Operation Plan.   The Delivery Program and Operational Plan sets out Council’s major projects, programs and activities for the coming year.   The $254 million budget was the subject of a thorough community consultation program with Council staff hosting three public meetings across the City.   Major featu...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be opening Junction Court to eastbound traffic from this weekend.Council will mark the occasion with an official opening commencing from 10.30am this Saturday 28 June.The opening of Junction Court to traffic represents the end of the two stage project which has seen the demolition of the existing site structures and enhanced streetscape erected within the redeveloped Court. More recently, Council has removed the footpath and constructed the road at the eastern end of...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be opening Junction Court to eastbound traffic from this weekend.Council will mark the occasion with an official opening commencing from 10.30am this Saturday 28 June.The opening of Junction Court to traffic represents the end of the two stage project which has seen the demolition of the existing site structures and enhanced streetscape erected within the redeveloped Court. More recently, Council has removed the footpath and constructed the road at the eastern end of...
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Council is advising residents that the Bomaderry Aquatic Centre 50 metre outdoor pool is currently closed.Due to the recent strong winds and power outages in the northern Shoalhaven the pool temperature has significantly dropped.The pool will remain closed until the outdoor pool returns to normal operating temperatures of approximately 25°C. The indoor pool will remain open during this time with all programs running as normal.Council apologises for any inconvenience.
Shoalhaven City Council is offering residents the opportunity to dispose of green waste brought down by the recent high winds free of charge at all of the area’s waste disposal depots.Residents will be able to dispose of green waste free of charge until close of business Sunday 6 July.Mayor, Joanna Gash said the free tipping offer would only apply to green waste created as a result of the recent high winds experienced throughout the area.“Many local residents would be faced with additional garde...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently undertaking a community phone survey asking local residents to rate their satisfaction levels towards a host of Council services and facilities.   Council has engaged IRIS to undertake the survey which will be targeting a randomly selected cross section of the community for their views over the coming week.   Mayor, Joanna Gash said the survey will provide the selected local residents with an opportunity to identify the services and facilities t...
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Shoalhaven City Council undertook a mechanical entrance intervention of Lake Tabourie yesterday culminating in the entrance being breached at 8am this morning.   Council moved to open the Lake to the ocean after the area received mild rainfall last week, bringing the Lake’s water level to the required trigger level of 1.17m AHD at the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory gauge.   Director of Planning and Development, Tim Fletcher said Council’s contractors s...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has expressed her disgust after the vandalism of signs at the Shoalhaven Heads Learn to Ride Bike Track less than 12 hours after they were erected.   Nine signs were destroyed and damaged Wednesday evening along the bike track located at Jerry Bailey Oval after being erected by Council staff earlier that day.   Council has worked closely with the Shoalhaven Heads community in providing the Shoalhaven Heads Learn to Rid...
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Shoalhaven City Council has combined with a number of organisations to create the Shoalhaven Transport Register, a brokering system aimed at providing accessible transport to local community groups.   Under the new scheme, community members who own mini buses and larger buses allow their vehicles for use at times when they are not otherwise being used.   With community groups paying to use the vehicles, lending members are able to earn an income from fees whi...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding pet owners of the strict control requirements for dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs.In attempting to protect the community from aggressive dogs or dogs that have exhibited aggression in the past Council’s Animal Management Officers have issued a number of menacing dog orders in recent weeks.Under the Companion Animals Act, Council Officers may declare a dog to be either dangerous or a menace if they attack or threaten someone outside of their property. ...
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Council wins prestigious United Nations of Australia Environment Award
Shoalhaven City Council has received the Local Government Award for Excellence in Overall Environmental Management at the prestigious United Nations of Australia World Environment Day Awards.Council was recognised for its extensive environmental management and education programs after taking out the award during Friday’s gala function held at Luna Park, Sydney.Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe said she was very pleased to see Council staff receive recognition for their work in educating...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising residents that the Bomaderry Aquatic Centre 25 metre indoor pool will be closed until 6am Tuesday 17 June. Council is required to close the pool under the NSW Health Department – Public Health Standards after an incident that took place this morning.Pool staff are currently undertaking precautionary measures to ensure water quality is maintained to the appropriate standards.Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the closure.Make up lessons will be ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents to take care when parking in and around school zones.Council Parking Rangers perform school parking enforcement daily throughout the Shoalhaven with fines for those caught parked illegally during school hours.Police recently requested Council assistance with a known parking problem area surrounding Nowra High School.This recent blitz resulted in a number of cars booked for both overstaying parking time limits and parking in bus zones, which is...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to attend the upcoming ‘Faces of asylum’ photograph exhibition at the Nowra Library from Monday 16 June.Coinciding with National Refugee Week, the exhibition will also see Illawarra refugees telling their stories as part of a special event to be held from 5pm on Friday 20 June. The ‘Faces of asylum’ photograph exhibition tells the stories of families forced to flee war torn Afghanistan due to persecution and death threats ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is advising residents that category changes to Fireweed infestations in areas of the Shoalhaven will require a more aggressive approach to noxious weed control measures.Mayor, Gash said that the most significant of the introduced changes to the Noxious Weeds list by the State Government would be seen in Kangaroo Valley and areas of the Shoalhaven south of Bendalong Road.Property owners in these areas will now be required to continuously suppress and des...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the free childhood immunisation clinics held in Ulladulla will now be held at the Ulladulla Civic Centre.Ulladulla immunisation clinics were being temporary held at Council’s Ulladulla Administration Building but have since reverted back to the Civic Centre following the completion of works at the facility.Council’s free childhood immunisation clinics timetable is as follows:First Tuesday of the MonthSussex Inlet Neighbourhood Centre, Jaco...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting additional household chemical CleanOuts across the City this weekend. The CleanOut event allows residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or out of date household chemicals.Residents will also be offered the opportunity to properly dispose of a range of other hazardous household waste including gas cylinders, batteries, paint and fluorescent tubes.Council will provide two drop off sites for the June CleanOut event with residents able to bring...
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Shoalhaven City Council has established an Aquatic Biotechnology industry group to help promote the innovation and capability of local businesses and enterprises.Blue BioTech Shoalhaven, brings together a number of Shoalhaven based organisations, researchers, chemical laboratories, food ingredient manufacturers and processors in a bid to grow the sector locally.Economic Development Manager, Greg Pullen said the Shoalhaven was extremely well placed to take advantage of expected growth within the ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has highlighted the areas growing Aquatic Biotechnology industry following Council’s development of a strategic document to assist in growing local businesses.The Biotechnology Strategy sets a strategic direction for the continual local growth and development of this exciting new industry.The Industry Sector Strategy identifies six key objectives, including – • To advocate for and coordinate the establishment of an Aquatic Biotechnology industry hub in ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the free upcoming Home Sustainability Winter Workshops.The upcoming ‘Love Your Leftovers’ workshops aim to raise awareness about the impacts of food waste in NSW and provide participants with easy to utilise advice on reducing ‘avoidable’ food waste.Conducted by Wholefoods Chef, Adam Guthrie, participants will be provided information on food storage and portion sizes as well as handy tips on the pantry...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the free upcoming Home Sustainability Winter Workshops.The upcoming ‘Love Your Leftovers’ workshops aim to raise awareness about the impacts of food waste in NSW and provide participants with easy to utilise advice on reducing ‘avoidable’ food waste.Conducted by Wholefoods Chef, Adam Guthrie, participants will be provided information on food storage and portion sizes as well as handy tips on the pantry...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is reminding local residents to retune their televisions as the area takes the final step into digital television this Tuesday 10 June.The retune is being undertaken to further free up broadcasting spectrum so that it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband. The retune represents the final step in the switch to digital only television.Mayor, Joanna Gash said that local residents may need to re-tune their televisions next Tuesday when the I...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising the temporary closure of the Greys Beach Boat Ramp to allow essential maintenance works.As a result of the works the ramp will be closed to the general public between Tuesday 10 June and Friday 27 June to ensure full public access by the upcoming School Holidays.The essential works include the extension of the existing ramp to address a drop off at the submerged end of the ramp due to erosion and washout of the base of the ramp.Council is advising that alterna...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the free upcoming Home Sustainability Winter Workshops.   The upcoming ‘Love Your Leftovers’ workshops aim to raise awareness about the impacts of food waste in NSW and provide participants with easy to utilise advice on reducing ‘avoidable’ food waste.   Conducted by Wholefoods Chef, Adam Guthrie, participants will be provided information on ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today welcomed confirmation from the Australian Government of over $3.1 million in local roads funding through the 2013/14 Black Spot Programme.   The funding announcement by Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs provides a huge boost to the local area enabling works to be carried out on some of the area’s more pressing roadways including Turpentine Road, Tomerong and on a number of s...
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Shoalhaven City Council refused an application to allow the Bounty Motor Inn to allow short term emergency accommodation during yesterday’s Development Committee meeting.The decision was made on the basis of a staff report which identified concerns regarding noise impacts, potential trespass and other issues regarding anti-social behaviour.Other issues raised in the report included a lack of basic facilities at the motel, particularly for children, lack of adequate and effective on site manageme...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to support the upcoming Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.The annual appeal will see over 120,000 volunteers doorknocking local residents and workplaces throughout September in a bid to raise over $5 million to aid further research into heart disease.Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Heart Foundation was currently calling for volunteers to help collect donations within the Shoalhaven.“The Heart Foundation is a fantastic organisa...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to support the upcoming Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.The annual appeal will see over 120,000 volunteers doorknocking local residents and workplaces throughout September in a bid to raise over $5 million to aid further research into heart disease.Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Heart Foundation was currently calling for volunteers to help collect donations within the Shoalhaven.“The Heart Foundation is a fantastic organisa...
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Council to construct two new dog parks
In fantastic news for man’s best friend, Shoalhaven City Council has recently announced plans for the construction of two new dog parks within the City.Following consultation with local dog clubs and management committees, Council has selected sites at Milton and Nowra Showgrounds for the development of the new facilities. The new areas will incorporate agility equipment selected by the clubs along with landscaping to develop fun and engaging sites for the enjoyment of dogs and owners alike.The...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash joined Rural Fire Service Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, on behalf of Councillors and ratepayers, at the official opening of the $1.3 million Crossroads Rural Fire Station at Vincentia this Saturday.The new five bay Station has been erected on land donated by Shoalhaven City Council on the intersection of Wool and Jervis Bay Roads.The new Crossroads Fire Brigade incorporates members of the amalgamated Hyams Beach, Erowal Bay and Sanctuary Point brigad...
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The Shoalhaven City Council Mobile Library will be out of service from Friday 27 June to allow the vehicle to be fitted with a new cab and chassis.With the works expected to take approximately two weeks to complete, the Mobile Library Service will be recommencing from Monday 14 July.Mayor, Joanna Gash said that Council was encouraging regular Mobile Library users to utilise one of Council’s static branches during the temporary break in schedule.“Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to attend the upcoming World Environment Day Fair to be held at the Lady Denman Heritage Complex on Saturday 7 June.A community celebration of the area’s natural environment, the fair will again feature a diverse range of exhibits and activities demonstrating innovative ways local residents can continue to care for our pristine natural surrounds.Council will again have a strong presence at the World Environment Day Fair wi...
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Shoalhaven City is set to host over 750 female lawn bowlers as part of the 85th Women’s Bowls NSW State Carnival being held from Monday 26 – Friday 30 May.The State Carnival is a premier event in the NSW bowling calendar and will be contested at nine venues throughout the Shoalhaven area - Culburra, Milton Ulladulla, Shoalhaven Heads, St Georges Basin, Sussex Inlet, Huskisson, Nowra, Shoalhaven Ex-Services and Sports and Bomaderry.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was encouragi...
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Shoalhaven City Council has commenced the removal and replacement of roofing and cladding at the Milton Showground Stadium. The commencement of the first stage of works last week exposed significant rusting of the existing purlins, meaning the structures will need to be replaced.Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said a delay in the project has resulted as Council wait for the new purlins to be delivered prior to the existing roof being replaced.Mr Stewart said the removal of the ceiling ...
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Nowra Library will be host a light hearted look at some of the worst books of all time during the upcoming ‘I Hate This Book’ panel discussion to be held from 7pm Thursday 22 May.Author and comedian Xavier Toby will moderate an evening of discussion from a panel that will include noted book lovers, Director of Corporate and Community Services, Craig Milburn and former Librarian Lyn Hawkins as they discuss their most despised reads.Mayor, Joanna Gash said the evening would provide local literary ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join the Milton Ulladulla and Lake Conjola Bowling Clubs in hosting some of the top senior bowlers in the State for this week’s Senior Inter-Zone Championships.The Championships, which are set to take place between Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 May, will feature representatives from 16 bowls zones across the state. Each side will consist of 12 players, with all representatives to be over 60 years of age.In a huge coup for the tournament, Australia’s most capped lawn bowle...
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Shoalhaven City Libraries will be offering local residents the opportunity to learn about a host of available digital library services at the upcoming Technology Tune-up.Participating residents will be walked through and provided demonstrations of a host of innovative and exciting digital library services including - • Overdrive – e-books• ZINIO – e-magazines• Mango – Language databases• Fiction databases• Ancestory.comMayor, Joanna Gash said Shoalhaven Libraries provided a host of innovative an...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on volunteers for the upcoming community traffic control courses to be held on both Friday 13 and Sunday 15 June.Following the introduction of WHS legislation, Council in 2001, resolved to assist the event organising community by funding the training of community volunteers to assist with traffic control at community events. Since that time, more than 300 community volunteers have been provided appropriate RMS level traffic control training, to allow events to ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is calling on volunteers for the upcoming community traffic control courses to be held on both Friday 13 and Sunday 15 June.Following the introduction of WHS legislation, Council in 2001, resolved to assist the event organising community by funding the training of community volunteers to assist with traffic control at community events. Since that time, more than 300 community volunteers have been provided appropriate RMS level traffic control training, to allow events to ...
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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is inviting artists, art organisations and community cultural groups interested in exhibiting at the centre in 2015 to submit an ‘expression of interest’ before 30 June 2014.The Arts Centre has four spaces available for hire by individual artists and community groups for public exhibition.In addition, the Nowra School of Arts is available for special exhibitions for two week periods throughout the year, using display boards instead of a wall hanging system.Council’s A...
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Shoalhaven City Council Deputy Mayor, John Wells has welcomed the results of a recent study into the social and biodiversity benefits of the area’s Bushcare Program.Council recently sponsored University of Wollongong honours student, Caitlyn Rankin to determine whether Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) is an effective means of building social capacity to improve biodiversity in the Shoalhaven.Deputy Mayor, Wells said the project offered Council an opportunity to gain a measure ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local businesses and residents to join in ‘taking the pledge’ as part of the 2014 Fatality Free Friday campaign.The Fatality Free Friday Road Safety pledge is a promise to ‘drive to stay alive’ and help achieve the overall aim of zero road deaths in Australia for just one day, Friday 30 May. As part of Council’s commitment to Fatality Free Friday, Council staff will host a signing of the pledge at both the Nowra and Ulladulla Administration Centres between ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be undertaking two planned asphalt surfacing programs in the coming months as part of the annual reseal program.Works will commence on the first stage of works from this Tuesday 13 May with Council’s contractors undertaking night works over a two week period.Deep lift asphalt works will take place at and around the intersection of Nowra Lane and Worrigee Street in the Nowra CBD this Tuesday and Wednesday.Works will then shift to Meroo Street, Bomaderry between Bolong...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be undertaking two planned asphalt surfacing programs in the coming months as part of the annual reseal program.Works will commence on the first stage of works from this Tuesday 13 May with Council’s contractors undertaking night works over a two week period.Deep lift asphalt works will take place at and around the intersection of Nowra Lane and Worrigee Street in the Nowra CBD this Tuesday and Wednesday.Works will then shift to Meroo Street, Bomaderry between Bolong...
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Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to advise that the Ulladulla Civic Centre will be reopened to the general public from Wednesday 28 May.The recent redevelopment of the facility has substantially increased the size of the Ulladulla Library and Visitors Centre while also providing significant upgrades to the individual catering services and public meeting spaces.The facility has also been fully air conditioned which is a feature that has been long awaited by the community.Deputy Mayor, John Well...
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Shoalhaven City Council Deputy Mayor, John Wells is encouraging local communities to nominate their town or village in the upcoming Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beaches and Tidy Towns Awards.The annual Keep Australia Beautiful Awards recognise those towns and villages working to protect the coastline and helping NSW become the least littered state in Australia. Huskisson Beach received a Highly Commended in the Community Partnerships Award at the Keep Australia Beautiful, 2013 Australian Clean...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has officially handed over the keys to a Nissan UD truck to members of Bomaderry Rotary during a Civic Reception at Council’s Administration Building.The truck, which was made available to Rotary after Council provided a $39,000 resale discount, will be used in towing the area’s Life Education Van to local schools.Deputy Mayor, John Wells said the recent donation was a further example of Council working with a service organisation for the betterment of ...
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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre will be hosting the Archibald Prize 2013 Regional Touring Exhibition from Tuesday 13 May until Saturday 28 June.The Archibald Prize is Australia’s most prestigious and renowned exhibition having celebrated the country’s leading portrait artists since the awards inception in 1921.Among the prominent pieces to be featured at the upcoming exhibition include Kathryn Del Barton’s winning entry, Hugo, a portrait of Hugo Weaving, as well as Vincent Fantauzzo’s People Choice ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will commence construction on Monday 26 May to enable the opening of Junction Court with the project expected to take approximately four weeks to complete.Council confirmed Junction Court would be opened to eastbound traffic during October’s Ordinary Meeting.The upcoming works will see the removal of pavers and construction of a concrete ramp at the eastern end of Junction Court as well as the installation of an asphalt overlay at the instersection of O’Connell Lane and J...
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Shoalhaven Water is advising residents that the broken water main causing issues for local residents at Lake Tabourie is currently being repaired.It is expected that the township of Lake Tabourie will continue to be without water for approximately two to three hours as a result of the broken main. Shoalhaven Water estimates that the water will be back on by 5pm.Any residents that require water for drinking purposes are asked to contact Shoalhaven Water on 4429 3214.
Shoalhaven Water are advising residents of a broken water main causing issues for local residents at Lake Tabourie.The main, located on the Princes Highway, burst at approximately 11am this morning.Shoalhaven Water crews are currently conducting urgent repairs on site.It is expected that the township of Lake Tabourie will be without water for approximately four to five hours as a result of the broken main.Any residents that require water for drinking purposes are asked to contact Shoalhaven Wate...
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Shoalhaven City Council will join the Shoalhaven Rugby Club in hosting the NSW Country Junior Rugby Championships at the Shoalhaven Ricoh Rugby Park from Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 May.The weekend will see some of the State’s most talented young rugby players competing in the Under 12, Under 13 and Under 18 age groups.Teams representing the Illawarra, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, Central West, Far North Coast, New England, Central North and the Hunter will each be fielding sides in the tournamen...
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Shoalhaven Water have begun major maintenance works at the Sussex Inlet Sewer Pumping Station, which are expected to take approximately three weeks to complete.   The works are being undertaken as part of Council’s ongoing maintenance and improvement program for the Sussex Inlet sewer system.   While the majority of works are expected to be carried out during normal working hours, some night work will be required.   Director of Water, Carmel Krogh said every effo...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents that the extended dog off leash winter time trial will commence from Thursday 1 May.   During the trial period, which will remain in operation until 30 September, dog off leash access times will be in operation daily from 3pm – 10am on selected beaches.   The three beaches selected as part of the trial are – Culburra Beach Nelsons Beach, Vincentia Hu...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed news that construction will commence on the $80 million Vincentia Shopping Centre by the end of this year.   Mayor, Gash recently met with representatives from Woolworths who confirmed that they will be calling for tenders on the construction of the complex in the coming months.   The Mayor said the shopping centre, which is set to contain retail stores Woolworths, Aldi and Big W while also allowing spac...
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Shoalhaven City Council will commence Stage One of upgrade works on the Berry Street footpath from this Monday 28 April.   The works, which will take place between Worrigee Street and Emporium Lane on the eastern side of Berry Street, are being undertaken as part of the Special Variation Rate Rise Delivery Program.   Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said the initial works will include the construction of a stormwater drainage system along the eastern ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is taking action to improve the skills of learner drivers across the Shoalhaven through the delivery of educational programs influenced by artist Lloyd Rees.   The Graduated Licensing Scheme Parent Workshop and the Learner Log Book Run both offer support and advice on how best to deal with the recent changes in the licensing system, including the increase of speed limit for learner drivers.   The Lloyd Rees Learner Log Book Run was deve...
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Shoalhaven City Council is renewing roads throughout the City including Pyree Lane, Braidwood Road, Gerroa Road, Coolangatta Road, Woodhill Mountain Road and Bolong Road starting from early May.   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said that the work undertaken is essential to help ensure a safer road network for all users. “As a result of the roadwork, residents and visitors should see marked improvement in road conditions in a number of areas throughout the ...
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More than 25 pro athletes from 12 countries, including some of the biggest names in triathlon, are preparing to battle it out at the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship in Callala Beach, Jervis Bay this month, April 25-27.   A host of countries will be represented by pro athletes at the Asia-Pacific Championship, including Australia, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain, France, United States, Philippines, Guam and New Zealand.   Shoalhaven Cit...
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The Shoalhaven Citywide Dredging Feasibility study is now complete and has formed the basis of four funding applications to the State Government’s ‘Rescuing our Waterways’ Program.   Three of the four grant applications lodged on Monday, 14th of April were for dredging activities at Sussex Inlet Channel, Currambene Creek, and Lake Conjola. The fourth grant application proposes to undertake a study to improve flows of the Shoalhaven River at Shoalhaven Head...
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Nowra library will have a new streamlined circulation desk installed on Saturday, 10th of May 2014.   The old and much loved circulation desk will be replaced by a smaller and more efficient desk with a modern and attractive design.   In order for the desk to be installed with minimum disruption to the public, the library will close on Friday the 9th of May at 1.00pm and will re-open on Monday the 12th May at 9.30am.   Library Manager Sarah T...
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The Ulladulla Civic Centre is anticipated to open to the public in May.   The interior fit out is close to completion.  Books are being placed on shelves, tourism information is being placed on display and office equipment is being set up.   The recent heavy rain has impacted on the landscaping program and entrance works at the Centre. Zauner Construction Pty Limited are working hard to complete these works.      As a result of the ...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Natural Resources and Floodplain Manager has advised that the entrance to Tabourie Lake will be opened mechanically tomorrow in anticipation of further rain.   With the expectation of more rain in the coming days, Council is taking action to mechanically open the entrance to Tabourie Lake tomorrow, Friday 11 April 2014.   Council will send machinery to excavate an entrance opening after receiving clearance from National Parks in...
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Shoalhaven City Council has secured urban renewal whiz Marcus Westbury to present a talk on revitalising town centres on Wednesday, 16 April at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.   Renowned for his work redeveloping the Newcastle city centre into a thriving and creative space for residents and visitors, Marcus Westbury is the founder and Creative Director of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia.   Renew Australia is a new national social enterprise designed t...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed NSW State Government approval of the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 (SLEP 2014) yesterday afternoon.   The new SLEP 2014 replaces Council’s current Shoalhaven LEP 1985 and incorporates a number of strategic objectives established by the NSW State Government in the Jervis Bay and Illawarra Regional Environmental Plans and the South Coast Regional Strategy.   The SLEP 2014 also creates a nu...
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Minister for the Illawarra John Ajaka today joined the Member for South Coast, the Hon Shelley Hancock, the Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, the Member for Heathcote, Lee Evans, Upper House member Paul Green and the Mayor of the Shoalhaven Jo Gash to launch the official NSW Government Illawarra webpage. Mr Ajaka said the Illawarra webpage provides information about what the Government is doing in the region, key facts for potential investors and must do activities for tourists. It is ...
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Council wishes to advise that road closures will be in effect on Friday 25 April 2014, to enable the annual ANZAC Day marches and ceremonies to be held within the City of Shoalhaven at the following times and locations. Berry – Assemble in Queen Street adjacent to Apex Park at 10.20am.  The march will move off at 10.30am via Queen and Alexandra Streets to War Memorial Gardens for the one (1) hour service.   Bomaderry – Dawn Service in Walsh Memorial Park...
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Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park has made the finals of the national website Turu.com.au’s ‘Australia's Favourite Holiday Parks’ in two categories, topping off a successful year for the Park.   Turu.com.au is a national travel website, listing over 2,000 holiday parks around the country.   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said that the nomination in itself demonstrates the high quality of Tourist Park accommodation we have here in the S...
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The 8th Annual National Water Commission benchmarking report on Urban Water Utilities released today, shows that Shoalhaven Water has again performed well on a National basis.    “The report compares the performance of 81 Water Utilities across Australia with Shoalhaven Water achieving excellent results, particularly in respect of performance measures relating to customer responsiveness” Mayor, Joanna Gash said.     Clr Gash said th...
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  Shoalhaven Library is asking local library lovers to join a statewide call to stop the ongoing reduction in funding from successive NSW State Governments and protect the future of their library.   Libraries are often the most well-used and valued public facilities in the community, but the ability of Shoalhaven City Council to maintain service levels at Shoalhaven Libraries may be at risk due to deteriorating State funding, according to Mayor, Joanna Gash. ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has announced the engagement of company Footprint Sustainable Engineering to undertake the investigation, design and documentation of the infrastructure for Jerberra Estate following a public advertising, quotation and award process.   “Development of the estate can now be undertaken in accordance with the recently adopted Development Control Plan. The engagement of Footprint Sustainable Engineering is a welcome first step in t...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is pleased to announce that the $450,000 gym extension has now been completed.   Mayor Gash, accompanied by local Councillors, declared the extension officially opened on Friday 28 March 2014.   “We are thrilled to be able to offer local residents and guests to the area a superior fitness facility which now includes a separate and very private group fitness studio” said Clr Gash.   The stud...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has announced that Council will be conducting a trial of extended winter times for dog off leash access areas, from 1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014.    Dog off leash access times during the trial period will be in operation from 3.00pm to 10.00am daily.   Three beaches have been identified for the trial: Huskisson Beach, Nelson Beach at Vincentia, and Culburra Beach.  Signs are now in place to reflect the...
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Council is seeking comment on a planning proposal to rezone land within the ‘Heritage Estates’ at Worrowing Heights and the adjoining ‘Elouera and Fairview Estates’ at Erowal Bay.   In recognition of the land’s high biodiversity values, the proposal is to rezone the land to E2 Environmental Conservation in Council’s new Local Environmental Plan.    The proposed new zoning recognises the areas ecological significance an...
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Provisions that require a property with a swimming pool to have a certificate of compliance before it can be sold or leased will now commence on 29 April 2015.   This extension will allow pool owners more time to ensure swimming pool barrier compliance prior to the sale or lease of their property.   Initial feedback from inspections indicate a high failure rate, meaning that it is not uncommon for it to take 3 months from first inspection to the issuing of a ...
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Cycling NSW will conduct the 2014 State Teams Time Trial Championships on Saturday July 19, with the 2014 Road Handicap Race commencing on the Sunday, July 20.   Competitors will commence at the Albatross Aviation Technology Park in Nowra, heading along Braidwood Road, with the finish line on Wugan Rd.   The event is expected to attract approximately 440 competitors and 500 spectators on Saturday, and approximately 200 competitors and 200 spectators on the Su...
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Bushido Judo Club members and parents are again officiating and organising the Shoalhaven Open Judo Championships to be held on April 6, 2014 at the Bomaderry Basketball Centre.   The event, which has been held every year for over a decade by the Bushido Judo Club, is a selection tournament for the Australian Titles to be held in June at WIN Entertainment Centre.   There are four selection tournaments, the ACT International, Queensland International, NSW Stat...
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Shoalhaven City Council is urging local residents to avoid unnecessary contact with stormwater and water associated with heavy rainfall and flash flooding.Parts of the Shoalhaven have been inundated with significant stormwater overflow and flash flooding over the past 48 hours after the area received heavy rainfall as a result of a recent low weather system.Council’s Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe said it was important for local residents to be aware as to the health risks posed by s...
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Shoalhaven City Council will consider calling for Expressions of Interest from local businesses to run catering services from within the recently redeveloped Ulladulla Civic Centre, Library and Visitors Centre.As part of the redevelopment works, the soon to be completed Ulladulla Civic Centre, Library and Visitors Centre will feature a full commercial kitchen capable of catering to events of up to approximately 400 people, a café/bar within the centre’s foyer and an additional two kitchenettes f...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s lodgement of a Development Application for the proposed $12 - $15 million motorsports complex in Yerriyong.Motorcycling NSW President, Christine Tickner joined Motorcycling NSW General Manager, Daniel Gatt in lodging the DA, which will be considered by the Joint Regional Planning Panel.The facility will provide the area with a state of the art motorsport hub with the ability to host racing at a national standard, providing a range o...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash recently welcomed 25 new Australian residents to the area while conducting a Citizenship Ceremony at Council’s Administration Building this morning. The residents from Britain, Mauritius, Philippines, New Zealand, USA, India and Germany, each made the pledge of Australian Citizenship in front of friends and family. In performing the ceremony Mayor, Joanna Gash congratulated each of the participants on their life changing...
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Shoalhaven City Council is seeking community feedback during preparation of both the Currambene and Moona Moona Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.The Risk Management Study and Plan follows from the Flood Study, completed in 2006, which identified the existing flooding behaviour in the Currambene Creek and Moona Moona Creek catchments.The two plans are being developed to assess and develop options for the future management of potential flooding from Currambene and Moona Moona Creek...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting two cyber bullying workshops at local high schools as part of the upcoming Youth Week celebrations.With cyber bullying and trolling becoming an increasingly serious issue, the sessions have been designed to provide young people with the skills and knowledge to make ethical decisions in their online interactions.Australian Federal Police Cyber Crime Prevention Project Officer, Melissa Sevil will attend both workshops to share further information relating to...
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Shoalhaven City Council has moved to clarify media reports regarding the death of a Greater Glider on Gerroa Road, Shoalhaven Heads.Members of the Gerroa Environmental Protection Society have today made claims that a Greater Glider was maimed during recent vegetation clearing works on Gerroa Road.Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said he was confident that no animals were harmed during the removal of large trees in the area last week saying Council undertook a number of mitigation measur...
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Shoalhaven City Council has decided on the locations for proposed skate parks in the Shoalhaven following this week’s Extraordinary Meeting.Council is seeking funding for two local skate parks and Stage Two of the Learn to Ride facility at Shoalhaven Heads through the Australian Government’s Regional Development Funding program. Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis MP made a commitment to the funding earlier this year. As such, Council will be submitting a funding submission for the followin...
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Shoalhaven City Council is again offering a number of free workshops as part of the Home Sustainability program.The workshops will help educate residents in the fields of Composting, Natural Cleaning, Worm Farming and Organic Vegetable Growing.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said residents were able to drastically reduce their entire household’s carbon footprint by becoming involved in simple programs like worm farming or composting.“The upcoming Home Sustainability Workshops will pro...
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Shoalhaven City Council will host an onsite meeting with local landowners to discuss potential foreshore stabilisation treatment along the Shoalhaven River fronting Bolong Road.Council has engaged contractors to install a recreational fishing platform on the Shoalhaven River bank after successfully receiving funding from the Recreational Fishing Trust (NSW Department of Primary Industries). As part of the works, Council will also be undertaking bank stabilisation on Council’s reserve land fronta...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed Surf Life Saving NSW’s Project Blueprint, a program designed to reduce incidents of coastal drowning throughout the State.Project Blueprint will see Surf Life Saving NSW Coastal Risk Officers undertake a thorough risk assessment of every beach and rock platform in the State over the coming years.The project officially kicked off in the Shoalhaven earlier this week with Surf Life Saving Officers having already begun an assessment of the area...
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