Local pet owners are asked to ensure that animals are both micro chipped and registered with Council prior to being sold.
Council Rangers are currently targeting recognised animals sales points on social media as part of a crackdown on unlawful animal sales within the Shoalhaven.
Heavy penalties apply under the NSW Companion Animals Act for those found to have not registered and micro chipped a companion animal prior to sale or 12 weeks of age.
Youth Market Showcase
We are currently calling for Expressions of Interest from local residents keen on participating in the upcoming Youth Showcase Market to be held as part of Youth Week Celebrations.
The Youth Showcase Market, which will be held on the City Arts Centre front lawn on Saturday 18 April, is open to all residents aged between 12 and 24 years of age.
Details of the EOI process and application forms are available for download from Council's website.
Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson joined Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock in announcing Planning Approval that will allow 50 hectares of Jervis Bay to be made available for aquaculture farming.
The announcement has seen approval granted for three aquaculture leases in Jervis Bay, including a 10 hectare site off Vincentia and two 20 hectare areas off Callala Beach.
The leases will now be tendered to commercial operators, allowing them to farm a number of native shellfish species inclusive of Blue Mussels, scallops and oysters as well as edible seaweed and other marine algae.
We have received two large sized Development Applications for the Bomaderry area to start the New Year.
Council has received an application from Woolworths to develop a proposed $13.8 million supermarket on the former John Bull Centre, Bomaderry.
In further good news for the area, we also recently received an application worth $16 million for a manufacturing facility on land adjoining Australian Paper's mill on Bolong Road, Bomaderry.
We will again be hosting and coordinating a series of driver education courses and workshops throughout 2015.
Council's Road Safety Officer will be conducting various programs aimed at new and novice drivers, parents of young children and older senior drivers.
For more details on the programs and to make a booking contact Council's Road Safety Officer, Kathy Wiseham on 4429 3484 or visit Council's website.
Egans Lane Revitilisation
Revitalisation works are almost complete within Egans Lane.
Planting, fencing and fairy lights remain to be installed which will see the completion of Stage One.
This exciting project has seen the creation of a new park and colourful meeting hub for the entire community.
The revitalisation of Egans Lane follows on from the completion of regeneration works in Berry Street.
Both projects represent major milestones in the Nowra Alive project.
Eco Tourist Facility
Local residents are reminded that the application for the proposed $13.5 million Eco tourist facility at Bellawongarah is still on public exhibition.
Council resolved to extend the public exhibition period until 9 February during the December Ordinary Meeting.
Have Your Say
Council has a number of engagements and document on exhibition throughout January.
Boree Street, Ulladulla - LATM Plan
Shoalhaven DCP - Draft Chapter 15 - Vincentia Coastal Village and District Centre
Eco tourist facility, Bellawongarah
Recent staff changes
Cathy Bern, formerly from Shellharbour City Council, has commenced work in filling the vacancy left by Robert Russell's retirement.
Cathy will lead the team dealing with all major development applications including subdivisions.
Peter Knill formerly from Murray Irrigation Ltd will commence on 3 March as Section Manager of the Project Delivery team.
This team delivers many of our significant capital work projects.
These include the Nowra Swimming Centre Construction, Ulladulla Civic Centre, Rural Fire Service buildings and sheds as well as road and bridge contracts.