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Have Your Say In How Communities Participate In Planning And Development
Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on its Community Participation Plan. The proposed model is taking steps to formalise the approach in how Council engages with the community in its planning and decision making. The Community Participation Plan (CPP) aims to further provide clarity and transparency around how and when communities can participate in the planning and development process, throughout the various stages of proposals to Council. Mayor Amanda Fi...
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Level 1 Water Restrictions From 2 December 2019
Shoalhaven residents will commence Level 1 water restrictions from Monday, 2 December 2019.  Under the Level 1 Water Restrictions, the following applies:   ·         No washing down of hard surfaces such as paths, driveways and paved areas.   ·         Garden and lawn watering can only be done with a handheld hose or using sprinklers fixed to a timer · &n...
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Council Makes the Switch
Shoalhaven City Council is working in partnership with Endeavour Energy to upgrade many of the region's residential streetlights to a more sustainable solution.  Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said Council is responsible for the provision and operating costs of street lighting, however, Endeavour Energy own and maintain our streetlights. "Council is taking the next step to achieve its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050 by taking...
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Early Intervention Key to Avoiding Chronic Homelessness Crisis
Where are you sleeping tonight? For many Shoalhaven residents on any given night, they do not have an answer. The shift from a stable housing situation to homelessness can be a swift slide, with men over 35 making up the majority of those who are classified as chronically homeless across Australia. Financial crises, family and relationship breakdowns and a lack of affordable housing are all major risk factors for older men who face homelessness. Men are also less likely than women to seek ...
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Culburra Surfing Legend
Mayor Amanda Findley has taken a moment at tonight’s Ordinary Meeting to congratulate Shoalhaven’s Owen Wright, on his success in the recent World Surf League Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o. The Culburra Beach local surfing legend won the Tahiti Pro Teahupp’o surfing title after defeating Brazil’s Gabriel Medina in the final. Mayor Amanda Findley stated that Owen Wright is an inspirational person who has worked hard to get to where he is today. &ldqu...
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Shoalhaven Sustainable Tourism Infrastructure Projects given the green light thanks to NSW State Government grant
Shoalhaven City Council has been successful in securing the NSW State Government’s Regional Growth Environment and Tourism grant announced this week by the Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock MP. Shoalhaven City Council has long invested in supporting local jobs though the tourism industry and the region has recently seen success in the growth of off-season visitors. The region continues to be proud to be a sought after visitor destination. The grant funding will see multi...
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It’s Time To Change The World
The region is celebrating everything Shoalhaven Water as National Water Week kicks off for 2019. The week aims to build awareness around the value of access to clean water in our everyday lives. This year’s theme is It’s time to change the world, a motto which Shoalhaven Water’s Acting Director Robert Horner believes Shoalhaven Water embodies, with their sustainable projects such as the Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (REMS). “Shoalhaven’s REMS is ...
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Going Green For Graffiti Removal Day
Residents of Shoalhaven are being challenged to show off their green thumbs for this year’s Graffiti Removal Day by planting trees in front of regularly vandalised locations. Shoalhaven City Mayor Amanda Findley said preventing graffiti is the focus for this year’s event on Sunday, 27 October. “Graffiti vandalism costs our community $150,000 each year.” Mayor Amanda Findley said. “Since the event started in 2012 volunteers in NSW have removed more than 141,...
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Solar Energy is taking Centre Stage
Shoalhaven City Council is pushing ahead towards their renewable energy policy target, with the installation of 200 solar panels on the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre rooftop.  Installation began last month on the large 81-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system being installed by an external local contractor Simmark. The system is estimated to generate around 112,000 kilowatt hours of renewable electricity every year, which is enough electricity to power on average 17 homes. Mayor Am...
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Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre’s Free Play Day
To celebrate the opening of the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre, the Centre will be holding a ‘Free Play Day’. The state of the art $14 million facility is opening its doors for the first time on Monday 14 October 2019, to allow residents to try out the new facilities. Residents can try their hand at Futsal, Basketball and Netball, which will be set up for the day. This will be a real experience for keen players, with the main court offering attendees the chance to play on a ...
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