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Join the Aboriginal Advisory Committee
Join the Aboriginal Advisory Committee This year the Shoalhaven City Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee celebrated 21 years of making a positive contribution to the region. Council is currently seeking two new members to join the Advisory Committee.  Membership is open to any person or organisation from the Local Aboriginal Community, including youth and elders who live in the Shoalhaven, as well as any Government or Non-Government Agencies that work with the Aboriginal...
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Have your say on Shoalhaven Libraries
Shoalhaven Libraries are currently seeking community feedback on what the region’s services should look like in the future. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging residents and ratepayers to make submissions on the Shoalhaven Libraries Draft Strategic Plan 2017-2021 that is currently on exhibition. “Our library services are one of the most precious resources that we have in the community and Council currently has four static libraries and provides a Mobile ...
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Shoalhaven Community Development Grant Program Open
Shoalhaven City Council is calling on applications for this year’s Community Development Grants Program. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, 29 July 2018.   “Council’s Community Development Grants Program enables community groups and organisations to deliver projects that directly benefit our community,” said Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley. “Ulladulla and Districts Resources Centre, Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services Inc. and ...
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 Time to Play for the Bayswood Community
Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council Councillor Amanda Findley has officially opened the Pacific City Park at Bayswood to the community. Since the original playground’s installation in 2008, there were issues relating to its low-lying location and its inaccessibility for the community and continued maintenance problems due to regular water logging. The water logging of the site was associated with the close proximity of a waterway and soil condition limitations. The water logging also compr...
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IPART Approves Special Rate Variation for Shoalhaven City Council 
This morning Council has been informed that IPART has approved the application for a Special Rate Variation, on a permanent basis. This means the rate increase of 13.2% that had been applied last year, will be retained with a further increase of 5% (which includes the rate peg of 2.3%) for the next three years is also applied. This will mean that for the average residential ratepayer the increase is about $59 per year for the 18/19 financial year or $1.10 per week and about $2 per week for...
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Making Shoalhaven Roads Safer - Upgraded Bolong Road Roundabout
Shoalhaven City Council will commence works on the Bolong Road and Meroo Street Intersection Roundabout on Monday, 28 May 2018. Council is planning to infill the old garden section in the middle of the roundabout by extending the concrete apron and constructing a new kerb.  This will provide long vehicles a wider pavement section to negotiate the turn onto Bolong Road towards the east and make it a safer turn for drivers. Traffic control will be managing all vehicle movements through ...
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Find Out What is Happening In Your Neighbourhood
Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the community to attend one of three information evenings to hear first-hand what is happening in our City now and into the future.  This is your chance to find out what Council is planning for your neighbourhood and hear about all the latest strategies and plans. Learn the facts direct from specialists in their field. The three community information evenings will be held between 6pm to 8pm on the following days: Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Nowra Schoo...
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New Director Welcomed
Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council Clr Amanda Findley has welcomed the new Director of Finance, Corporate and Community Services, Mr Stephen Dunshea to the Shoalhaven.  Mr Dunshea commenced at Council on 30 April 2018.  Mr Dunshea brings extensive experience to the role having held senior management positions at Woollahra Council as Director of Corporate Services; Wagga City Council as Director of both Corporate Service and Infrastructure Services, and at Blacktown City Council as the...
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Shoalhaven Family Day Care Receive Funding
Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed the announcement of funding for the Shoalhaven Family Day Care under the Federal Government’s Department of Education and Training Community Child Care Fund Grant. The three-year funding totaling $263,725 will assist Council in operating the family day care service which continues to rate excellent National Quality Standards when audited. The funding aims to reduce barriers to accessing child care, particularly in disadvantaged, regional and remot...
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Bridge Funding Welcomed
Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s $155 million commitment to funding the Nowra Bridge under the federal government’s budget announcement. This brings the freight and traffic solutions for the Shoalhaven River crossings a step closer to reality. Deputy Mayor Councillor Patricia White and Chair of South East Australian Transport Strategy (SEATS) said, “This announcement is very pleasing for the Shoalhaven community and means that the who...
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