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Council to raise awareness on wood smoke compliance
Shoalhaven City Council will enhance awareness of the impacts of wood smoke throughout the local government area.   Council determined that residents responsible for excess wood smoke are made aware of the impacts on their community.   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Amanda Findley, is asking households to check their chimneys.   “Winter has brought the issue of wood smoke to our attention and this Council determination will see improved awareness for reside...
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Draft Shoalhaven Affordable Housing Strategy on Public Exhibition
Shoalhaven City Council has developed a draft Affordable Housing Strategy that seeks to target the most effective affordable housing policy solutions, locally, through a range of strategies over the next 10 years.   Initially focusing on strategies that are most likely to have a practical impact on the supply of affordable housing, it also provides for ongoing and sustainable engagement of Council in affordable housing through long-term strategies.   “It is widely ack...
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Council Continues to Support Australia Day Celebrations and Awards
Shoalhaven City Council has determined to retain the Australia Day Awards/ Shoalhaven Medals for 2018.      A Mayoral Minute was considered at Council’s Ordinary meeting held on 22 August 2017 to determine whether the awards should be deferred for 2018 to allow Council to review all the awards and events that are hosted and ensure that Council is allocating its resources wisely.   The Mayoral Minute also sought to allow focus and resources to be placed on th...
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   Shoalhaven Arts Board Launches 2017 Grants
The Shoalhaven Arts Board has launched the Shoalhaven Arts Grants for 2017 – 2018 and is encouraging local artists to apply for funding under the annual grant funding program.   Last year’s grant recipient Elyssa Skyes-Smith created a magnificent site specific installation sculpture that is now been housed in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.   Shoalhaven Arts Board Grants are available to Shoalhaven not for profit cultural or arts organisations as well as in...
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Milestone for Nowra CBD as Council adopts new building heights and urban design development controls
Shoalhaven City Council has adopted the Nowra CBD Height of Buildings Planning Proposal and Urban Design Development Control Plan Chapter at the Development Committee Meeting on 8 August 2017.  The NSW Government’s Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan, released in late 2015, identifies Nowra as a ‘major regional centre’ and consistent with this, the adopted package of planning controls apply specific future building height controls for the Nowra CBD. The Planning Propos...
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Council supports keeping Burrill Lake Bridge name unchanged
Shoalhaven City Council has determined tonight, following significant community feedback, that Council will provide a recommendation to the RMS to retain the name of the bridge at Burrill Lake as the “Burrill Lake Bridge”. In 2013 Council received correspondence from the RMS advising that the name the ‘Roy McDaniel Bridge’ had been nominated by a member of the community, for the Burrill Lake Bridge. In accordance with the policy on naming of conventions, Council...
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Pet Registration Reminder
Is your cat or dog registered on the NSW Pet Registry? As a requirement of the NSW Companion Animals Act all dogs and cats over six months in age must be registered. Shoalhaven City Council will be issuing reminder registration notices to local pet owners who have a dog or cat that is older than six months of age and not lifetime registered. Microchipping and registration is a two-part process which enables dogs and cats to be recorded on the NSW Companion Animals Register or the new NSW Pet ...
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Council responds to Four Corners investigation into recycling
On Monday night, ABC program, Four Corners investigated the important topic of recycling and where it ends up.    Mayor Amanda Findley said that the program exposed a number of practices occurring in areas of the waste industry that the public should rightly be outraged about.   “Shoalhaven City Council strongly condemns the unscrupulous waste processing practices exposed in Monday night’s Four Corners program,” said Mayor Findley.    ...
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Council Wins Local Government Award for Most Innovative Youth Week Program
Shoalhaven City Council was recognised as having the “Most Innovative Youth Week Program in 2017” at the Local Government Week Awards held in Sydney recently. Shoalhaven was named joint winner, sharing the award with Newcastle City Council.    Mayor Amanda Findley said the Youth Week Awards are determined based on the acquittals that every council that receives funding for Youth Week must submit after delivering their event.    “This is an incred...
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Disability is Everyone's  Business
Shoalhaven City Council has launched its Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 highlighting Council’s commitment to building an inclusive community. The launch of the plan allowed Councillors and town planners to experience accessing the streets of Nowra through the eyes of a person living with a disability.  The group participated in a street walk through Nowra using disability aids to experience first-hand accessibility issues in gaining access to shops and businesses.  ...
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