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Tech Savvy Seniors
Shoalhaven Libraries is pleased to announce their highly anticipated technology classes during September, thanks to two government grants. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said soon children around the Shoalhaven will be asking their grandparents for digital advice, with the new Tech Savvy Seniors Program and Be Connected classes. “These great classes enable those who are aged 55 or better to embrace new technologies and stay connected,” Clr Findley said. “...
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Water Supply Update
With the last significant rainfall in the Shoalhaven catchment occurring in June, the natural flows in the Shoalhaven River have dropped to below 90 megalitres per day and water restrictions may be necessary in the next month.  The previous water restrictions were removed in December 2018 following significant rainfall and with regular falls since that time, there has been no need to impose restrictions.   This is despite the drought conditions being experienced in other parts of ...
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Not all heroes wear capes
Young readers across the Shoalhaven are dusting off their superhero capes as Book Week 2019 approaches with this year’s theme, My Secret Power, celebrating superheroes and their power to get children reading. Book week celebrates Australian children’s literature with book character parades, library displays and competitions. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is looking forward to Book Week, as this is one of her favourite library events of the year. “Book We...
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Connecting Pathways Bawley Point and Kioloa
Shoalhaven City Council will assist the Bawley Point and Kioloa community to sustain its Community Connect Share Pathway project into the future by entering into a 20-year licence agreement with the Australian National University (ANU). Mayor Amanda Findley said the Council decision was made at Council’s ordinary meeting on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 and will enable to the pathway to continue south of the “Mud Holes/Shelley Beach ” carpark on Murramarang Road  . “Th...
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 40th Anniversary of Shoalhaven City
Shoalhaven City Council held a special morning tea to celebrate 40 years of being proclaimed a city with former senior staff and councillors at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Thursday, 1 August. The morning tea heard from keynote speakers such as Shoalhaven City's longest-serving Councilor, Councillor Greg Watson. Clr Watson was the first Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council and led the Council through the significant change in 1979.  Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findl...
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Recycled Materials Market Collapse and the Local Impacts
In 2018 the worldwide market for recyclable materials collapsed. This was due to a decision by the Chinese Government to ban the import of most recovered plastics, cardboard and other materials into China. This decision was based on reducing the amount of non-recyclable material that was processed by Chinese recycling operators and impacting on the Chinese environment. The China National Sword Policy has affected many countries, including Australia and changed the way in which recyclables ar...
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Shoalhaven Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Prevention Policy
Shoalhaven City Council is seeking community feedback on the Draft Shoalhaven Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Prevention Policy currently on public exhibition until Wednesday, 28 August 2019. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said the draft policy has been developed in light of the persistent tree and vegetation vandalism on Council owned and managed reserves.  “The objective of this policy is to reduce and prevent the incidents of continued vandalism to trees and veget...
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Homelessness Taskforce Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is reminding residents that they too can lend a helping hand this winter to those in the Shoalhaven who may be experiencing homelessness. “Homelessness is something that unfortunately, effects a lot of those that live in our region and Council’s Homelessness Taskforce is working to raise awareness on the issue and encourage those to lend a helping hand if they can,” Mayor Findley said.  “Established in March 2017 Cou...
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Don’t judge a library by its cover
Shoalhaven City Council’s treasured Nowra Library has undergone a recent facelift with its exterior recently repainted and a new children’s reading area installed. Mayor Amanda Findley said “The new repaint is long overdue after 30 years of a pink building and the new fresh coat of paint suits the Nowra CBD. “The new addition of a children’s reading nook gives our smallest residents a safe and comfortable space to fall in love with literature. “The ne...
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Callala Bay Art Walk
Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging residents to discover the new Callala Bay Art Walk, which was recently installed and proudly supported by the Callala Bay Community Association (BCA). The Callala BCA secured State Government funding last financial year for the project, which has seen the incorporation of Indigenous artwork into the foreshore. Mayor Amanda Findley said foreshore art walk project is about connecting our community and discovering more about your town and its heritage. ...
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