Shoalhaven City Council Media Releases

Collaboration the key to streamlining development
Last week, Shoalhaven City Council hosted the Shoalhaven Developer’s Forum, a proactive approach on how Council, developers and development consultants can work together to create efficient development processes and learn from each other. The Shoalhaven Developers Forum was arranged by the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Southern Chapter and provided an interactive face to face approach for Council and development industry representatives to investigating ways the devel...
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Tourism Ambassadors Wanted
Earlier this year, Shoalhaven Tourism and Council’s Community Development team launched a Volunteer Tourism Ambassadors Program, the first step in amassing a passionate group of individuals from our beautiful area to work alongside Visitor services staff.  The Volunteer Tourism Ambassador program aims to recruit and upskill locals to become welcoming representatives for the region, a particularly important role to be played as our visitor numbers grow, particularly on weekends and ...
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Get in Step Shoalhaven
As part of creating an active Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven City Council in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Grand Pacific Health have teamed up to “Make Healthy Normal” with a series of signed health walks across the Shoalhaven. The one kilometre walks are located in 18 different areas throughout the Shoalhaven and have signage at intervals encouraging people to complete the walk. Mayor Amanda Findley said, “The “footprint” signs...
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Inspirational Water Director signs up for five more years
Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg, is delighted to announce that a new five-year employment contract has been negotiated with the Director of Shoalhaven Water Carmel Krogh. Ms Krogh commenced with Council on 11 September 2007 so the new contract was finalised and signed on Monday, the day that marked her 10th anniversary. General Manager Russ Pigg said, “Ms Krogh has been an inspirational leader in the Shoalhaven Water group and the retention of her services is excel...
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Shoalhaven Water wins Prestigious Training Award
Congratulations to Shoalhaven Water- winner of the NSW Training Awards for Large Employer of the Year.   Director of Shoalhaven Water, Carmel Krogh was presented with the prestigious Large Employer of the Year Award in recognition of its long running Traineeship Program at an event on Thursday night conducted by the NSW Department of Industry.  The awards recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training.   Working in partnership with HVTC...
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Shoalhaven City Council to advocate for waste levy funds to return to the region
During the August 2017 Strategy and Assets Meeting, Mayor Amanda Findley in her Mayoral Minute made a recommendation for Shoalhaven City Council to continue to make representations and advocate to the NSW State Government to return Waste Levy funds to the regions they were collected from.   Mayor Findley suggested that the Shoalhaven City Council should be excluded from the metropolitan levy collection or at the very least, have the levy amount reduced in the Shoalhaven to the same re...
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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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