Shoalhaven City Council Media Releases

Eggciting Reading Adventure
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Amanda Findley launched the Paint the Town ReaD literacy program in the Shoalhaven at the Entertainment Centre forecourt on Monday, 27 March 2017. To ensure our local children receive the best start in life, Shoalhaven City Council is one of nineteen local councils in 50 Australian communities that has supported The Paint the Town ReaD program.   Paint the Town ReaD motivates communities to read, talk, sing and draw with children from birth, so that t...
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Motorsports Complex Plans Exhausted
Shoalhaven City Council is extremely disappointed that plans for a world class motorcycle complex and track on Braidwood Road Yerriyong, as well as a motorcycle industry hub, have been cancelled, as Motorcycling NSW have pulled out of the venture. Motorcycling NSW has decided that due to environmental concerns of a cluster of Leafless Tongue orchids classified as “vulnerable” growing on the selected site, the body will withdraw their Development Application (DA).  The DA whic...
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Shoalhaven to welcome Queen's Baton in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in the Shoalhaven as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR).   The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on the Shoalhaven on Monday, 5 February 2018 as the Baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.   Across Australia approximately 3,800 batonbearers are needed to share the dream of the ‘friendly Games&rsq...
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Prepare for Severe Weather Warning
Heavy rain is forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) over the next few days. The BOM also forecast the potential for a low pressure system to develop off the southern or central coast on Friday or Saturday causing large swells. There is the potential for flooding in coastal areas.   Given the forecast, Council predicts a flood watch will be issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for Shoalhaven River and St Georges Basin/Sussex Inlet and it is expected that smaller river or lake syst...
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Shoalhaven celebrates NSW Seniors Festival
Local seniors across NSW are being encouraged to enjoy new experiences, continue learning, impart their skills and have fun in the lead up to the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival.   With the theme ‘Let’s do more together’, the festival promotes inclusive communities and provides an opportunity for seniors to try new things, contribute and remain active and engaged in their local communities.   Formerly NSW Seniors Week, the NSW Seniors Festival has continued to g...
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Clean Up the Shoalhaven
Each year, Council’s across the country work hard to make Clean Up Australia Day a success and Shoalhaven City Council is continuing to clean up our City.   On Sunday, 5 March 2017 Clean up Australia will come to the Shoalhaven.   Council is supporting locals who take to their streets, parks, waterways, beaches and bushland to Clean Up the area and will be facilitating rubbish pickups in registered Clean Up Australia areas.   On Tuesday, 7 March, the Shoalh...
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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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