Shoalhaven City Council Media Releases

Time to 'Slow Down, Kids Around'
Time to ‘Slow Down, Kids Around’ Residents will notice “Holiday Time: Slow Down, Kids Around’ signage will be appearing around the Shoalhaven this summer as Shoalhaven City Council work together with the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation to ensure our roads are safer these school holidays. The ‘Holiday Time’ campaign was established in 2014 on the Central Coast by the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation, after the tragic death of Tom McLaughlin in a pedestrian...
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Managing Illegal Camping - Bendalong
On Tuesday 21st November Council considered a Notice of Motion at the Strategy and Assets Meeting, on the management of illegal camping at Red Head beaches (Bendalong), during the summer period. This will be further considered at Council's Ordinary Council meeting.  It was recommended that Council take immediate action to inhibit illegal camping on Red Head Villages beaches and reserves for the 2017-18 summer season. Council is proposing to hire two mobile roadside sign...
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Collingwood Beach Dune Vegetation Plan
Council considered a Notice of Motion on the 21st November at the Strategy and Assets Committee about Collingwood Beach Dune Vegetation Plan. After a number of years of engaging with the community and working with numerous experts on this plan, Council has recommended that the Collingwood Beach Dune Vegetation Reference Group recommendations be adopted as a broad framework and reference document.  Mayor Findley said “This approach seeks to find some sort of middle ground i...
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Danjera Dam Camping Area Closure Update
At the Shoalhaven City Council Strategy and Assets Meeting, Mayor Amanda Findley made a Mayoral Minute to discuss further the decision to temporarily close the Danjera Dam area for overnight camping and redevelop the area for day use visitors.  The Danjera Dam camping area was to be temporarily closed to public access from 4 December 2017 for an estimated period of 4 to 6 months to allow rehabilitation of the site. It will now continue to be opened for the Christmas holidays for famil...
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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding the community to nominate an unsung hero for the Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards. Nominations are still open but will close in two weeks on 1 December 2017.  The awards provide an opportunity for the community to acknowledge volunteers and people who give so much to charity, sport, youth, the environment, and overall contribute to the wellbeing, development and social welfare of the Shoalhaven. There are six categories to the Awards including ...
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Household Chemical CleanOut
Shoalhaven City Council is hosting the EPA Household Chemical CleanOut for residents to dispose of hazardous household chemicals.  The Household Chemical CleanOut will be held in the carpark of the Ulladulla and Nowra Council Administration buildings and is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted or out-of-date chemicals at no charge.  Mayor Amanda Findley said Household Chemical CleanOuts provide a great chance for residents to dispose of chemicals safely and free of charge. ...
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Nowra Memorial Gate Repairs finished - Nowra Showground
Shoalhaven City Council has completed a number of repairs to the Nowra Memorial Gates at Nowra Showground. The works were undertaken and funded by a successful grant from the NSW Office for Veteran Affairs Community War Memorials Fund for $5000. Prior to works commencing, Council sought Heritage advise on the proposed repairs which included the removal of failing joint materials, clean off overspill from previous repairs and to refill and tuck point the joints. Council engaged local con...
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Food Safety Week
As part of Australian Food Safety Week on 11-18 November 2017, Shoalhaven City Council is urging local consumers to buy and use a food thermometer. A Food Safety Information Council survey has found that 75% of Australians surveyed reported that there wasn’t a food thermometer in their household and only 44% of those with a thermometer reported using is over the previous month. There are an estimated 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each year that result in 31,920&nbs...
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Working in partnership to achieve positive change
Working in partnership to achieve positive change In response to developing strong partnerships within the community, Shoalhaven City Council was acknowledged for its work by receiving the 2017 Local Government Aboriginal Network Award for Council Partnership of the Year at the Albury Council Conference held last month. The award was testament to the hard work, open communication and sensitivity Council has established with Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council. It is also recognition of ...
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Road Works on Archgate Bridge
Shoalhaven City Council will be conducting roadworks on Culburra Road, Crookhaven River on what is referred to in the community as the Archgate Bridge or also known as the Crookhaven River Bridge in Pyree/Woollumboola.    Last month, Council dropped the speed limit over the bridge from 80 kph to 40 kph for safety. A load limit change has also been made. Due to significant deterioration being detected on the bridge, steps have been taken to protect the bridge's structural inte...
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