Shoalhaven City Council Media Releases

Roads Funding Success
Shoalhaven City Council has been successful in gaining funding from federal and state government bodies to assist in developing road projects in the 2017-2018 and 2018-109 financial years.  Four new Australian Government Blackspot Program projects have been approved totalling $1,175,000 which include: Safety improvements along Jervis Bay Road   Single lane mountable roundabout at the intersection of Paradise Beach Road and Kingsford Smith Crescent, Sanctuary Point Safety i...
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Council supports National Indigenous Football Championships
Shoalhaven City Council has agreed to support the National Indigenous Football Championships to be held later this year with in kind and financial support. A deputation was heard from Mr Bernie McLeod one of the organisers of the National Indigenous Football Championships asking for support with the games. Council agreed to help with all maintenance to be undertaken prior to the games as well as a cash donation. Mayor Amanda Findley said, “Last year I met some of the athlet...
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Learn to Ride Sussex Inlet Launched
Shoalhaven City Council, in partnership with Sussex Inlet community groups have launched the new Learn to Ride facility at Thompson Street Sporting Complex, Sussex Inlet. The project received funding from three partners including $20,000 from the Gilmore Stronger Communities Program Federal Funding from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; $5000 from Sussex Inlet Rotary and the bulk of the funding $65,000 from Shoalhaven City Council’s minor improvements budget. ...
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Special Rate Variation Proposal
Shoalhaven City Council debated a proposal for the continuation of the Special Rate Variation. Council adopted to move forward to continue the path of ensuring ongoing financial sustainability, however a rescission motion was put forward by Clr Pakes, Clr Waston and Clr Proudfoot. This means that the matter will again be debated at a further meeting to be held in the coming weeks. The special rate proposal is as follows: 1.That Council retain the 13.2% special rate variation, approved a...
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Not for Profits Reap Benefits from Clubsgrants
Not-for-profit organisations have benefited from the 2017 Shoalhaven ClubGRANTS.  ClubGRANTS is a shared State Government-Club Industry program, funded by a 1.85% gaming machine tax rebate provided by the State Government to those registered clubs with gaming machine profits more than $1 million per annum.  Registered clubs with annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1 million are to apply 0.75% of those funds to Category 1 purposes.  A local committee administered by Shoalha...
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Time to recognise young people
Do you know a young person who deserves acknowledgement for their contribution to their community? Perhaps they volunteer, are a good neighbour or are a great youth ambassador for your school or club! Shoalhaven City Council is inviting people to nominate local young people and young adults under 24 years of age for Council’s International Youth Day Awards, which will be presented at an Awards event on Thursday, 2 November 2017. Organised by Council’s Youth Advisory Committee, ...
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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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