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Council Urges Local Residents to Reduce COVID-19 Risk
Shoalhaven City Council is urging local residents to follow NSW Health advice to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the Shoalhaven.  With regulations preventing more than two people to socially gather coming into effect on Tuesday 31 March, residents should only leave their home for the following:  food or other essential goods and services   work or education, but only if a remote option is not possible  medical or caring reasons.&nb...
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Watch What You Flush
Shoalhaven Water is reminding customers to watch what they flush after seeing an increase in sewer chokes.   With many in the region turning to alternatives to toilet paper, Shoalhaven Water would like to remind customers that only toilet paper can be flushed. All other items do not break down and not only cause a choke in the sewer line but may clog customers systems causing an overflow.   Common causes of a sewer blockage include wet wipe...
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Council's Building and Development Services Adapt During the COVID-19 Crisis
Shoalhaven City Council is committed to providing services to the development industry and the community during the COVID-19 crisis, but most interactions with customers will be electronic or via the phone to protect the health and safety of staff and the community.  Council's CEO Stephen Dunshea said, "We appreciate the value of our construction industry in the current economic circumstances and are committed to do all we can to keep business happening and to continue to do ins...
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Shoalhaven City Council closes a number of non-essential services
Shoalhaven City Council’s stage one plan in response to the Federal and State Government’s latest advice on COVID-19 will see the following facilities closed from midday today:    Indoor Sports Facilities   Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre    Bay & Basin Leisure Centre  Bomaderry Aquatic Centre Indoor Pool  Sussex Inlet Aquatic Centre   Ulladulla Leisure Centre Indoor Pool and Gy...
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New Nowra CBD Fringe Planning Controls
Following a detailed planning process and ongoing community consultation, Council has adopted new planning controls for existing residential areas to the west and south of Nowra’s CBD.   The new planning controls in the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) aim to ensure that future development in the fringe area of the CBD consider the character of the area, in both planning and design.   Mayor Amanda Findley was pleased to see the character of ...
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Hoylake Grove Reserve Playground Rebuild
Shoalhaven City Council is ready to rebuild the Hoylake Grove Reserve playground at Conjola Park, following the damage sustained during the Currowan bushfire and are seeking feedback.   A design has been created for the Hoylake Grove Reserve playground and will only take 12 weeks to be constructed, pending weather. Council are now seeking the community’s feedback on the design, including asking residents if they would like to see a commemorative feature inc...
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Green Waste Waiver Extended
Shoalhaven City Council has decided to extend free green waste tipping to residents for a further month. Residents will now have until close of business Thursday, April 30th to dispose of green garden waste materials under 150mm in diameter for free. Mayor Amanda Findley put forward the motion with Councillor Digiglio during the 10 March Strategy and Assets Committee meeting, and is pleased to see the extension come into effect.  “Council understands that ...
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Council Staff Setting Records in Supporting Local Charities
Shoalhaven City Council’s Staff are setting new records with their Casual for a Cause initiative, with more funds raised and donated to local charities and good causes totaling close to $30,000 to date.  Last week staff presented the Shoalhaven Women’s Health Centre and the Rural Fire Service each with a cheque for $1000, after spinning the Charity Spinning Wheel to select the local charities.  Mayor Amanda Findley is delighted with the success of the initiative and c...
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Teaching Someone to Drive Can be a Happy Experience
Shoalhaven City Council, in partnership with Transport NSW, will host four free learner driver workshops over the month of March.   Council has partnered with NSW Government to provide the workshops for parents, friends or relatives who will be supervising a new driver, to ensure they feel qualified to teach the next generation of road users.  Shoalhaven City Council’s Road Safety Officer, Kym Snow, said these workshops will provide practical advice and support for lea...
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Gallery to close for major works
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery is getting ready to close for 12 weeks as they undertake major works to improve the air conditioning system, allowing them to borrow works from major collections. From Monday March 9, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery will close to the public as major works are undertaken.  The work will include the installation of a new air conditioning system which will ensure the temperature and humidity levels in the galleries meet the lending requirements from State and Nationa...
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