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Kangaroo Valley Recovery Meeting
Shoalhaven Council City is encouraging residents to come along to the Kangaroo Valley community meeting Monday, 9 March.  The meetings will be also providing an opportunity for community members to receive face to face information from lead agencies.  Shoalhaven City is encouraging residents to come along to the meeting to hear the latest response and recovery information from the Rural Fire Service and Council. The meetings also provide a platform for community members to r...
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Flinders Industrial Estate Enhancement
Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce that today the Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has provided $3 million from the Growing Local Economies fund, towards expanding infrastructure at South Nowra’s Flinders Industrial Estate.   The funding will provide important infrastructure to allow the continuation of local business to grow in the area. Capital works for this upgrade include roads, drainage, water, sewer and electrical which will result in thirteen new indu...
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Lake Conjola Entrance Management Funding Submission
Shoalhaven City Council have submitted a grant funding application with the NSW State Government on Friday, 14 February 2020 for an urgent long-term sustained opening of Lake Conjola  The grant was applied for under the Coastal and Estuary Grants Program – Financial Assistance for Bushfire Affected Coastal Waterways, with applications for this financial assistance closing on 10 March 2020.   Council engaged one of the authors of the 1999 Patterson Britton Report, Greg ...
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Shoalhaven Heads Precinct Is Complete
Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce the opening of Shoalhaven Head’s Gumley Reserve playground, with the new playground being officially opened today by Mayor Amanda Findley. The Gumley Reserve playground was proudly funded in conjunction with the State Government and Shoalhaven City. Mayor Amanda Findley would like to thank the NSW State Government for their support of the project and hopes the new area will see families spending longer periods outdoors. “I would li...
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Water Restrictions Lifted in the Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven City Council has lifted level one water restrictions from yesterday, 11th February 2020. The region’s water restrictions have been in place since September 2019, with the decision to remove restrictions being made in light of the recent significant rainfall event. Most of the Shoalhaven catchment has received in excess of 300mm of rain, resulting in all of Shoalhaven’s Dams filling to capacity, with Tallowa dam overflowing up to 2.3 metres above the spill way last Sunda...
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Extra Waste Services at Lake Conjola
Shoalhaven City Council have announced extended hours and days for Lake Conjola and Berry depots to address the excess waste materials following subsequent natural disasters.    The Shoalhaven Community has not only just lived through a devastating bushfire event, but also now experiencing flooding following the largest rain event to hit the state in decades.   Therefore, Council will be extending waste depots hours at Lake Conjola and Berry dep...
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Conjola Park Air Quality Update
Shoalhaven City Council and Public Works Advisory have engaged in air, sea and water testing of the Shoalhaven Local Government Area bushfire affected areas since late December.  In response to concerns raised during the recent Community Meeting at Ulladulla over the air quality at Lake Conjola, testing was repeated to confirm airborne asbestos fibre levels. Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to confirm it has been advised by the Public Works Advisory that the air quality, at the worst i...
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Emergency Opening Lake Conjola 
Residents are being advised that the mechanical intervention of Lake Conjola was opened at 11:30am this morning. (Monday, 10 February 2020.) To minimise the potential danger to operational staff the Lake has been opened before the next High Tide reaches its peak. Weather conditions are expected to continue to change throughout the day, with the addition of an expected possible thunderstorm later this afternoon, which may impact on opening operations.    Council Engineers are...
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Emergency Opening Shoalhaven Heads
Mechanical intervention at the entrance of Shoalhaven River Entrance (Shoalhaven Heads). The water level at Nowra Boat Shed at 5:47 am on 10/02/2020 is at 3.0m AHD (Emergency Level). In accordance with the Shoalhaven Heads Entrance Management Policy, and subject to the safety of the machinery operators, Council will open Shoalhaven River Entrance (Shoalhaven Heads) entrance to the sea. People are requested to stay outside the work area and keep away from the edges of the dug channel and erodi...
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Free Green Waste disposal at Council waste depots
Amended as of 24th February 2020. Shoalhaven City Council has waived tipping disposal costs for green waste effective from Sunday, 9 February 2020 until the end of March 2020.  Council recognises that the clean-up efforts have begun at various locations and is offering free disposal of any green waste <150mm in diameter to assist these efforts.  All green waste (of <150mm in diametre and whether it has been generated as a result of the bushfire or not) can be dispos...
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