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Mayor Backs Plans for Improving Road Safety
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley has applauded the State Government on its measures to improve road safety on the South Coast. Mayor Findley is highly supportive of the latest road safety initiative for our local area through the “Saving Lives on Country Roads” program.  “I congratulate The Hon. Shelley Hancock, MP on her campaigning to make our local roads safer, particularly with the new planned safety improvements to our Shoalhaven roads and intersecti...
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Bomaderry Pool - The Facts
The Shoalhaven Community and Recreational Precinct Masterplan was again a topic for discussion at the Shoalhaven City Council Ordinary Meeting held on 6 February 2018 after a briefing was provided to Councillors on 23 January 2018. The Meeting provided the green light to commence more detailed planning and enable grant funding submissions for the Precinct to be prepared.  The Masterplan includes the relocation of the croquet courts and connects and integrates the new Indoor Sports Centre, w...
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Queen's Baton Relay a Success
Record Numbers Line the streets of Nowra for Queen’s Baton Relay. Shoalhaven celebrated the arrival of Day 42 the Queen’s Baton Relay with thousands of people lining the streets of Nowra to cheer on our local baton bearers. Crowds lined the Shoalhaven River foreshore to witness the Royal Australian Navy Romeo Helicopter fly the Queen’s Baton Relay into Nowra. Nineteen chosen baton bearers carried the baton with pride through the streets of Nowra with great fan...
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Helicopter escorts Baton in Nowra for Queens Baton Relay
Navy Helicopter Escorts Baton to the Shoalhaven Next Monday, 5 February 2018 the Queen’s Baton Relay will be arriving in style via Navy helicopter over the Shoalhaven River to start its Nowra leg. The 42nd day of the Queen’s Baton Relay celebrations in Nowra starts with a free pool party and waterslides from 2pm to 4pm at the Nowra Aquatic Park, the perfect place to witness the spectacular arrival on the riverfront of the Navy helicopter to Greys Beach at 4.20 pm.  T...
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Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards Winner
  Shoalhaven City Council held their annual Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony on Wednesday, 24 January in the Ulladulla Civic Centre. The Australia Day Awards acknowledged 36 unsung heroes from around the Shoalhaven nominated for their achievements in six categories including Citizens of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Sportsperson of the Year and Junior Sportsperson of the Year. In 2018, two new categories of awards were introduced for Outs...
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Big Celebrations Make Nowra Shine
The Shoalhaven is excited to be chosen by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, to host in Nowra the Queen’s Baton Relay on Monday, 5 February 2018 from 2pm – 8pm. The relay is an historic and exciting opportunity to host a stand out celebration that showcases our area and its diverse community to the world. Shoalhaven City Council in partnership with many local sponsors has organised a fabulous afternoon of fun to welcome the Baton. We will be one of the only communities t...
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Planning Proposal Island Point Road St Georges Basin
A Planning Proposal for land at Island Point Road (Anson Street), St Georges Basin will be publicly exhibited from Wednesday, 20 December to Friday, 2 February 2018 (inclusive) at Shoalhaven City Council’s Administration Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra during business hours. The documents can also be viewed at Council’s Ulladulla Office and on Council’s website at The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Shoalhaven Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2014 by re...
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Pool Safety a Concern over the Holiday Period
Shoalhaven City Council is urging residents to consider swimming pool compliance and safety over the summer period.  With school holidays, backyard pools including inflatable and portable pools are a popular option for a lot of families.  However, these pools hold potential hidden dangers.   Over a quarter of all drowning deaths among young children occur in inflatable or portable pools.  This is because of lack of supervision and many people are unaware these pools may ne...
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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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