Shoalhaven City Council Media Releases

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the carpark of the Ulladulla and Nowra Council Administration buildings and is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted or out-of-date chemicals at no charge.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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Council encourages residents to join the war on Shopping Trolleys
Shoalhaven City Council rangers collected 66 abandoned shopping trolleys in a two-day blitz and are encourages residents of Nowra to help with the crackdown. Residents can do their part in rounding up trolleys by reporting sightings on hotlines and websites developed by the major supermarkets. Council rangers will utilise these services and continue with clean ups in the coming months. It is an offence to abandon a trolley and people could be issued a $220.00 on the spot fine if ...
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Council events - National Recycling Week celebrations
Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting several free events as part of the upcoming National Recycling Week celebrations to be held from Monday 13 November to Sunday 19 November. National Recycling Week provides an opportunity for the entire family to discover the joys of learning something new and reducing the amount of unrecyclable materials we use to sustain our lifestyle. Mayor, Amanda Findley is encouraging residents to try something new during the upcoming Recycling Week. “N...
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Asbestos Awareness Month
Council is spreading the message as part of Asbestos Awareness Month, and reminding residents not to play ‘renovation roulette’ when dealing with this potentially deadly building material. Mayor Amanda Findley is asking Shoalhaven tradespeople, renovators and handymen to be fully aware of the precautions when removing or working with asbestos. To do otherwise may risk exposing you and your family to long-term health risks. “One in every three homes in Australia contains a...
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