Shoalhaven City Council Media Releases

Nowra Showground Ideas Day
Shoalhaven City Council and the Nowra Show Society are inviting the community to get involved with the showground and share any ideas about the use of the Nowra Showground in the future. An Ideas Day at Nowra Showground will be held at Nowra Showground Pavilion on Sunday, 26 February from 11 am to 1 pm.  The community will be able to provide feedback on a range of topics including general use, events and facilities at the Showground which can be used by locals as well as visitors. ...
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Have your say on Paringa Park
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding the community that Nowra’s Paringa Park Masterplan is currently on exhibition with the aim of creating a dynamic non-motorised water sports hub for users of the Shoalhaven River. To facilitate an improved and consolidated facility for these groups, Council, in conjunction with water sport groups, has been investigating the development of a water sports hub and building at Paringa Park on Scenic Drive in close proximity to the river. The plan includes...
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Road Resealing Works
As part of Shoalhaven City Council's ongoing commitment to preserving and enhancing its road pavement assets, a bitumen road resealing program will be undertaken in the following locations throughout the Shoalhaven commencing February 2017 (weather permitting).   Narrawallee: Bannister Head Road, Leo Drive Milton: Church Street (South), Gordon Street Mollymook: Mitchell Parade, Ocean Street, Niblick Ave, Drive Ave, Garside Road, Jones Ave, North East Place ...
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Dog Access Improvements at Mollymook Beach Reserve
At Shoalhaven City Council’s Ordinary Meeting on the 31 January 2017, Council responded to dog access community concerns at the Mollymook Beach Reserve and the need to allow on leash dog access of the pathway across the public reserve.   In response to the reviewing a  petition of 465 names, presented by Councillor White, Council endorsed an amendment to its Access Areas For Dogs Policy to allow access on the pathway within Mollymook Beach Reserve area from Blackwattle Cree...
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Staying Active Program
Shoalhaven City Council has been successful in a funding application submitted to the Aquatic and Recreation Institute of Australia for the amount of $8,000 to enable Shoalhaven Swim and Fitness Centres to host the Institute’s Staying Active Program.   The Staying Active pilot initiative will run from January to June this year and will focus on:   Falls prevention – through improving the strength and balance of participants; Combining wet and dry activities...
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Council Extraordinary Meeting - Proposed Rate Rise Decision
Shoalhaven City Council reconvened yesterday’s meeting to discuss a rescission motion on the proposed rates increase. It was determined at the meeting that: Council receive the feedback and results of the community engagement; Council endorse a financial sustainability approach that includes continued improvement in our procurement and asset management practices and improving productivity and implementing a Special Rate Variation; Council authorise staff to make formal applica...
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Council Extraordinary Meeting - Proposed Rate Rise
Shoalhaven City Councils held an Extra Ordinary Meeting on the Proposed Rate Rise on 1 February 2017. This meeting discussed the outcomes of the community engagement process and the proposed rates submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). The proposal to apply to the IPART for a special rate variation above the rate peg was put forward to address the funding gap that continues to grow in maintaining and renewing infrastructure and providing services for the commun...
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Council's Shoalhaven Natural Resources and Floodplain Management Committee
Are you interested in the sustainable management of natural resources? Would you like to actively participate in decision making associated with the management of the Shoalhaven’s estuaries, coastal zone, rivers, floodplains and bushland?   There is currently a vacancy for the Shoalhaven Natural Resources and Floodplain Management Committee.   If you are a member of a Community Consultative Body, User Group, Conservation Group, Primary Production Industry Group, or a ...
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Congratulations Shoalhaven Citizens of the Year
Shoalhaven City Council held their annual Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony on Wednesday, 25 January in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.  The event which welcomed 34 new citizens and honoured community and sports people in the Shoalhaven, attracted over 330 guests. The 2017 Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards saw 34 people be nominated for their outstanding achievements in the Categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year. The wi...
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Beach Wheelchairs Now Available in the Shoalhaven
Following feedback from the people living with disability, Shoalhaven City Council has purchased 10 new beach wheelchairs for beaches across the City. The beach wheelchairs where discussed during consultations for the Shoalhaven Disability Inclusion Action Plan. Young people with disability and their families asked for easier beach access.  With this in mind Council, supported by Council’s Shoalhaven Access Advisory Committee, applied for and was successful in obtaining funding thr...
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