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Council Joins NSW Government to Fast Track Planning Assessments
Shoalhaven City Council is one of the first in the State to opt-in to the NSW Government Planning System Acceleration Program, in a move to fast track Council-led planning projects in the Shoalhaven region.   Introduced in April, the Program offers tools, guidance and support to fast-track planning projects and will work to increase employment and investment opportunities in communities.   Mayor Amanda Findley supported the move, which will allow Council to help the Sho...
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Shoalhaven Libraries Leading the way in Contactless Service
Shoalhaven Libraries is leading the way in contactless self-service, with the facility being one of the first libraries in the world to offer contactless checkout of materials within the Shoalhaven Libraries App.    Shoalhaven Libraries Manager, Sarah Taylor was thrilled to be one of the first libraries to offer the service during these challenging times of coronavirus.    “Shoalhaven Librarie...
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Shoalhaven's Future Services, Programs and Projects
Now is your chance to have your say on the services, programs and projects Shoalhaven City Council is planning for the coming financial year. Council is seeking feedback on the Draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Budget 2020/21, which includes Council's proposed fees and charges. The draft Plan outlines how Council is working towards achieving the community’s and long-term vision for our region. The aim is to deliver infrastructure and services which creates a ...
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Three for Free! Garden Waste Disposal Vouchers
Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce that ratepayers will soon be receiving three Garden Waste Disposal Vouchers direct to their letterbox. These vouchers are additional to the annual Household Waste Disposal Vouchers. Following the unprecedented bushfire season combined with floods in some areas, Council aims to give ratepayers the opportunity to manage fire load on their properties by offering additional free garden green waste disposal. Council also appreciates that due to COV...
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COVID-19 Financial Relief
Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce it has endorsed a COVID 19 Financial Relief Package during its Ordinary monthly meeting held on Tuesday 26 May 2020.   This program allows ratepayers to opt-in and access $300 of financial relief that will apply to their first 2020/21 rates instalment and future water accounts (to be applied across rates, domestic waste, water and sewer c...
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Yalwal Campground Remains Closed
Danjera Dam is a very popular fishing and camping location and we understand that many users are awaiting advice about when access will be reinstated. Over the last 6 months, access to this area has been restricted due to a number of successive serious safety concerns; low water levels, then fire and flood and most recently COVID-19. Shoalhaven City Council is taking an informed, risk-based and balanced approach in determining the access to Danjera Dam. The most serious safety concern at D...
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Latest Sportsfield Grandstand Installations Complete
Shoalhaven City Council has completed the latest stage in its grandstand installations at four sportsgrounds across the Shoalhaven.   Sportsgrounds to receive the latest grandstand installations include Ulladulla Sporting Complex, Huskisson Sportsground, Mollymook Oval and Lighthouse Oval - Ulladulla. The project cost for the installations totalled $75,000 funded by Council.   Mayor Amanda Findley was pleased to see the grandstand addition to the four sportsgrounds. &ldq...
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Household Waste Disposal Voucher Extended
Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce the extension of 2019-2020 household waste disposal vouchers, which will now expire on 30 September 2020.   The extension follows the disruptions resulting from Covid-19 restrictions preventing some residents accessing Council’s Waste Services depots. The move aims to allow an extended period for Shoalhaven ratepayers to arrange their waste disposal.  Council understands community concerns reg...
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Public Art is Quacking in Berry
Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed a set of bronze duck sculptures in Alexandra Park, Berry.  Long-term Berry residents, Robin and Rosmond Brooks approached Shoalhaven City with the donation offer to enhance Berry’s Alexandra Park streetscape.  Mayor Amanda Findley said, “Mr and Mrs Brooks identified Alexandra Park as the chosen location as it is a thoroughfare between the shops on Queen Street and Berry Railway Station. The park is maintained by a group of local vo...
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Shoalhaven Local Heritage Assistance Fund Grant Now Open
Shoalhaven City Council has again successfully secured State Government funding through the NSW Heritage Grants Program for 2020-21. The grant allows Council to run the Shoalhaven Local Heritage Assistance Fund, which is now open and offers small ‘dollar for dollar’ grants towards local heritage projects.   Mayor Amanda Findley was pleased to see the grant offered again for the 2020-21 period and supported this year’s grant program theme of ‘bushfire relief&rsq...
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