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Art Competition Creates a Powerful Message for Domestic Violence Awareness
Shoalhaven City Council, together with the Nowra Domestic Violence Committee held a White Ribbon morning tea at the Nowra School of Arts today to raise awareness of domestic violence issues and support available in the Shoalhaven community.  Attendees heard from local guest presenters and were advised of the local support services available to the Shoalhaven community. In addition to hearing from the speakers, the Nowra Domestic Violence Committee announced ...
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Shoalhaven Cat Project
As cat breeding season gets underway, Shoalhaven City Council Rangers are encouraging responsible cat ownership to avoid negligent breeding and anti-social consequences. To combat kitten season multiple rescue organisations in the region have joined to form the Shoalhaven Cat Project. Shoalhaven Animal Shelter, Animal Welfare League Shoalhaven, Nowra/Jervis Bay branches and the RSPCA’s Ulladulla branch have all joined forces for Kitten season. The project aims to reduce the number of un...
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Grant Applications Have Opened For Seniors Week
Shoalhaven City Council is excited to announce grant funding applications for Seniors Week 2020 are now open. From the 12 to 23 February Seniors Week will be celebrating our older residents, whilst also encouraging them to live active and connected lives. Shoalhaven City is proud to provide grant assistance of up to $300 for local community groups and organisations that are planning an event for the NSW Senior’s Week Festival. To be eligible the organisation needs to be holding an event...
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Shoalhaven’s Indoor Sports Centre Grand Opening
On Friday, 15 November Shoalhaven City Council celebrated the official opening of the state-of-the-art Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre. The completion marks the Shoalhaven’s biggest sporting infrastructure, with the facility placing the region firmly on the international sporting radar.  The $16.4 million development spans across 5, 675 square metres, and has been fitted with the facilities to bring international basketball and netball games to the region. The new Centre ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Visitor Services Wins Silver at the
Mayor Amanda Findley has congratulated the Visitor Services team at Shoalhaven City Council for winning sliver at the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards which were held at the Four Seasons, Sydney on Thursday 14th November. “This award is testament to our hard-working and passionate staff in our Visitor Centres in Nowra and Ulladulla, and Council’s Tourism Team for taking a modern approach to visitor servicing over the past 4-5 years.” “The accolade extends to o...
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Lining up for the 2020 Local Government Election
Shoalhaven City Council is seeking feedback on a proposed amendment to Council ward boundaries. Ward boundary changes are being considered to ensure continued compliance with the Local Government Act, which states there should be less than 10 per cent variation between the number of electors in each ward.   Currently, Shoalhaven boundaries are at a variance of 14.18 percent, this requires ward boundaries to shift slightly to ensure Council complies with legislation.&n...
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Have Your Say In How Communities Participate In Planning And Development
Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on its Community Participation Plan. The proposed model is taking steps to formalise the approach in how Council engages with the community in its planning and decision making. The Community Participation Plan (CPP) aims to further provide clarity and transparency around how and when communities can participate in the planning and development process, throughout the various stages of proposals to Council. Mayor Amanda Fi...
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Level 1 Water Restrictions From 2 December 2019
Shoalhaven residents will commence Level 1 water restrictions from Monday, 2 December 2019.  Under the Level 1 Water Restrictions, the following applies:   ·         No washing down of hard surfaces such as paths, driveways and paved areas.   ·         Garden and lawn watering can only be done with a handheld hose or using sprinklers fixed to a timer · &n...
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Council Makes the Switch
Shoalhaven City Council is working in partnership with Endeavour Energy to upgrade many of the region's residential streetlights to a more sustainable solution.  Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said Council is responsible for the provision and operating costs of street lighting, however, Endeavour Energy own and maintain our streetlights. "Council is taking the next step to achieve its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050 by taking...
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Early Intervention Key to Avoiding Chronic Homelessness Crisis
Where are you sleeping tonight? For many Shoalhaven residents on any given night, they do not have an answer. The shift from a stable housing situation to homelessness can be a swift slide, with men over 35 making up the majority of those who are classified as chronically homeless across Australia. Financial crises, family and relationship breakdowns and a lack of affordable housing are all major risk factors for older men who face homelessness. Men are also less likely than women to seek ...
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