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Council Meetings Now Webcasted
Shoalhaven City Council will now be webcasting all the Council Meetings held at the Council Chambers of the Nowra Administration Building, ensuring all the community can see how decisions are made. Mayor Amanda Findley said, “Webcasting will provide transparency of Council decisions so people who cannot attend meetings can watch them from the comfort of their home and learn results of meetings instantly. This is an exciting step in connecting a broader range of our community.” ...
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Boongaree, a New Name for Berry District Park Chosen
The community has spoken and the planned Berry District Park on North Street Berry has a new name. After extensive community consultation on the proposed name change for the park, the community voted for and Shoalhaven City Council has endorsed the name “Boongaree”. Boongaree (Boon-ga-ree) is the original Indigenous name given to the area of Berry by the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal nation. Extensive community engagement regarding the naming of the park was undertaken over ...
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Bomaderry Flying Fox Colony
Shoalhaven City Council has been granted $47,130 under the Local Government NSW (LG NSW) Stream 1 Flying-fox grant program to manage the Bomaderry Grey-Headed Flying Fox population and the effect they have on residential properties and owners. Council staff in partnership with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have been monitoring the flying-fox camp located in Bomaderry for six months now. Shoalhaven City Council announced they would receive additional funding from the State Governme...
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International Youth Day Awards - Nominate Today
Do you know a young person who deserves acknowledgement for their contribution to their community? Perhaps they volunteer, are a good neighbour or are a great youth ambassador for your school or club! Shoalhaven City Council is inviting you to nominate local young people under 24 years of age for Council’s International Youth Day Awards, which will be presented at an Awards event on Thursday, 9 August 2018. Organised by Council’s Youth Advisory Committee, the Awards aim to reco...
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Paws and Think on Responsible Dog Ownership
Dogs are more and more becoming part of the family with over 42,000 dogs registered in the Shoalhaven – nearly one dog for every three households. However, some dogs can be dangerous. Shoalhaven City Council has launched an educational campaign on responsible dog ownership with an aim to avoid dog attacks in the area.  This initiative is supported and co-funded by Shoalhaven City Council and the Office of Local Government NSW and is organised in partnership with the RSPCA...
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New Animal Shelter Opens
Shoalhaven City Council has officially opened the new Shoalhaven Animal Shelter at 19 Nowra Hill Road, Nowra Hill (BTU Road entry). The Council operated shelter aims to ensure the animals that are found receive the best support and can be adopted to caring people. The Shoalhaven Animal Shelter moved to its brand-new premises from Mundamia last week with the old site earmarked for a new waste recovery transfer centre in the future.  The Shelter has been built with funds from Council...
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Free Community Event Nowra CBD – Thursday, 12 July
Shoalhaven City Council, the Nowra CBD Revitalisation Committee and Verb Syndicate are collaborating for a free ‘Winter Lane Art Project’ Event on Thursday, July 12-  from 11 am to 4 pm.    The community event will take place in the laneway near the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery known as the ThoroughFair.    Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging residents to beat the winter blues, bring the family along to this event and connect with...
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Pedestrian Traffic Signals – Princes Highway & Junction Street, Nowra
CIVX Pty Ltd on behalf of Shoalhaven City Council will be constructing a set of Pedestrian Traffic Signals to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Junction Street, Nowra. Works are scheduled to commence in late July 2018 and are expected to take approximately three months.   The works have been identified as part of the Active Transport Program with funding provided by the NSW Government, Shoalhaven City Council and The Stockland’s Trust ...
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Join the Aboriginal Advisory Committee
Join the Aboriginal Advisory Committee This year the Shoalhaven City Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee celebrated 21 years of making a positive contribution to the region. Council is currently seeking two new members to join the Advisory Committee.  Membership is open to any person or organisation from the Local Aboriginal Community, including youth and elders who live in the Shoalhaven, as well as any Government or Non-Government Agencies that work with the Aboriginal...
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Have your say on Shoalhaven Libraries
Shoalhaven Libraries are currently seeking community feedback on what the region’s services should look like in the future. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging residents and ratepayers to make submissions on the Shoalhaven Libraries Draft Strategic Plan 2017-2021 that is currently on exhibition. “Our library services are one of the most precious resources that we have in the community and Council currently has four static libraries and provides a Mobile ...
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