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Council Services and Facilities Update
Whilst we have been very busy providing you the latest from the fires we can't forget the impacts on our own Council facilities and services. We will try to keep you updated on this as much as we can as information comes to hand. Council Ulladulla Service Centre Closed today and tomorrow due to fire in the area Shoalhaven Water Due to low reservoir levels, residents of Milton, Woodstock and Narrawallee may be experiencing low water pressure or have no water. Shoalhaven Water ope...
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Council Services and Facilities Update
Whilst we have been very busy providing you the latest from the fires we can't forget the impacts on our own Council facilities and services. We will try to keep you updated on this as much as we can as information comes to hand. Council Ulladulla Service Centre Closed today and tomorrow due to fire in the area Shoalhaven Water Due to low reservoir levels, residents of Milton, Woodstock and Narrawallee may be experiencing low water pressure or have no water. Shoalhaven Water o...
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Update Princes Highway 2.1.20 -Valid at 12.am
The Princes Highway between Milton and Nowra is now open under interim arrangements to northbound and southbound traffic. This will allow traffic movement between Ulladulla to Nowra at the discretion of emergency services. This is a step in the process of opening the highway and the arrangement will continue to be assessed and updates provided as they are available. Entry to and exit from a number of communities is still restricted, with local road closures remaining in place. This is d...
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EOC- Princes Highway Update
1.05pm 2/2/20 Further Update Princes Highway Transport NSW have undertaken an assessment and there will be further work to be undertaken on the Highway for it to be made safe. Travellers that are currently waiting in queues are advised to proceed back to the Ulladulla Evacuation Centre and seek some rest, food and water, while waiting. Further updates will be provided as they come to hand 10.18pm 2/2/20 Princes Highway Update This evening Police have undertaken some escorts of gro...
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Update from Mayor Amanda Findley- Conjola
Yesterday I was given permission to enter Conjola for a short time and it was impossible not to shed tears. Knowing that some of our dear ones have died in this fire - your families are top of mind. Driving through the wreckage of what once were beautiful homes that were filled with peoples treasures the tears rolled - those homes were all of our friends - we have laughed there, we have cried, we have dangled babes on our knees, we have celebrated the lives of those that have gone and it i...
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Sussex Inlet, Bendalong and Lake Conjola 2.1.20 -Valid at 9.30 am
NSW Police and NSW RFS will conduct an escort out of Lake Conjola, Bendalong and Sussex Inlet villages today. This controlled egress will be conducted in blocks of 20 -50 vehicles under the supervision of NSW Police. Emergencies services are calling for motorists to be patient during this process. Changed traffic conditions will apply including reduced speed limits. The highway may also be impacted by smoke, please be patient and travel to the conditions. Road conditions...
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Update Emergency Operations Centre and Regional Emergency Operations Centre
The Emergency Operations Centre is working closely with the RFS to support our community, following yesterdays significant fire event and the ongoing fire impact of the Currowan Fire. All agencies currently have assessment teams on the ground and are working hard to restore power, communications and access for our community. Teams are currently assessing the impacts of the fire on homes and communities. Police There are significant resources that have been deployed to support th...
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Local Road Closure Update - 1 January 2020
Northern Shoalhaven  Hawken Rd at Pine Forest Rd  Albatross Road from Flinders Rd to the south  Turpentine Road Braidwood Road (Main Rd 92)  Deans Gap Road at Yawal Road  Yawal Rd to Longreach Rd to the West  Wandean Road  Blackbutt Range Road  Southern Shoalhaven  Clyde Ridge Road at Woodburn Road  Bendalong Rd at the Princes Highway The Wool Rd at the Princes Highway Lake Conjola Rd at the Princes Highway ...
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Fire Impacts Water Quality Rivers and Beaches
Shoalhaven City Council is advising the community located between Sussex Inlet and Lake Tabourie that due to power outages during the Currowan fire potential overflows of sewerage have occurred. These may have impacted a number of waterways and beaches in this area. As a precaution the community are advised to avoid swimming and fishing in these localities. It is also recommended to keep pets out of the water. Council will continue to provide updates as these are known once assessments on ...
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EOC Update -Currowan and Comberton Fires  Reconsider Your Travel Plans
With deteriorating conditions expected over the next few days, visitors are being urged by the Emergency Operations Centre and the RFS Incident Controller, to reconsider their travel plans to the Shoalhaven. Shoalhaven LEOCON Ray Stynes and Incident Controller Superintendent Mark Williams said “Our message to visitors is that if you don’t need to be here, then we are encouraging you to reconsider your travel plans.” “The population of Shoalhaven increa...
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