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HMAS Albatross Naval Base planned upgrade briefings
Shoalhaven City Council senior staff and Mayor, Paul Green recently received a briefing on the planned future upgrades to the HMAS Albatross Naval base.The future works represent a major vote of confidence in Nowra as a key location for Australia’s defence activities for decades into the future.Conducted by the Project Director Defence Support Group, Pat Gagel the briefing outlined stage three of the $192 million project which will result in major upgrades including an upgraded entrance to the A...
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Shoalhaven City Council recognised at Aboriginal Network Conference
Shoalhaven City Council joined Shellharbour, Wollongong, Wingecarribee and Kiama Councils in receiving the Council Partnership Award at the recent NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network 2011 Conference held in Dubbo.The Award was received in recognition of the successful Regional Local Government NAIDOC Awards dinner held at the Shellharbour Workers Club in July.Featuring involvement from all five local Councils, the dinner received tremendous support from the local community with over 110 elde...
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Council’s SKYDS program nominated for Australian Road Safety Awards
The Shoalhaven City Council road safety program, SKYDS, has been nominated as a finalist in two categories at the upcoming Australian Road Safety Awards.SKYDS (Skilled or Killed Young Drivers Safety) is a safe-driver education program delivered to local school students in grades 10-12. The program provides valuable driver education and allows students the opportunity to gain hands-on advanced driving skills.The SKYDS program has been nominated for an Australian Road Safety Award in both the Scho...
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Shoalhaven City Council, in conjunction with NSW Department of Health, provides free immunisation clinics for children aged two months to five years.Immunisation protects children against harmful infections by using the body’s natural defence system to build resistance to specific infections.Council staff and childhood immunisation nurses conduct free monthly conduct free immunisation clinics in -• Sussex Inlet • Ulladulla • Sanctuary Point• Bomaderry • Culburra • East Nowra • Nowra Due to unfor...
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Council staff collection drive results in food donation to local charity
Shoalhaven City Council staff have collected hundreds of non perishable food items for local charity, All Saints Community Care, as part of today’s fundraising drive.Now in its fourth year, the annual fundraiser requires Council staff to dress casually for the day while donating a food item to those in need.Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg congratulated the Strategic Planning section on again organising the collection drive saying he hoped the donated food would go a small way ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is hosting separate community workshops dealing with the management of flood risks at both Burrill and Conjola Lakes on Wednesday 9 November.Community members with an interest in Conjola or Burrill Lakes are invited to attend either of the sessions.Director of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, Peter Adams said the workshops would be used to discuss the management of potential flood risks as well as gaining input from residents as to the best solutions to this issue.“...
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Shoalhaven City Council staff are being encouraged to ‘think pink’ this Wednesday 27 October to raise much needed money for breast cancer research as part of Pink Ribbon Day.With around 12,700 Australian women annually diagnosed with breast cancer, Pink Ribbon Day aims to raise awareness around the disease while also raising funds for research, early prevention and patient support programs.Throwing their support behind the initiative, Council staff have been encouraged to come to work dressed in...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting a HSC Stress Less workshop on Friday 11 November at the Nowra Library. Held in conjunction with the Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network the course will focus on coping techniques used to deal with added stress created by the Higher School Certificate.The workshop will be facilitated by Macquarie University Anxiety Clinic Psychologist, Dr Zoya Jamshidi.Dr Jamshidi will provide information on the changes occurred during adolescence and their ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is proposing an amendment to the current Foreshore Reserves Policy allowing changes to the mowing of reserves by volunteers. The proposed change to the Policy would allow mowing to an ‘appropriate’ distance from a property boundary while attempting to preserve the importance of foreshore vegetation and surrounding environment. The current Policy specifies the distances from various boundaries from which mowing is permitted. The proposed amended princi...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents about the upcoming ‘Beautiful Soul’ workshop, a free seminar addressing the issues of adolescent depression and suicide. The workshop will be held at the Ulladulla Youth Centre on Saturday 22 October and is open to people of all ages.Featuring a presentation from award winning motivational speaker and Vision in Mind CEO, Fay Jackson the workshop will also incorporate youth acoustic performances, question and answer sessions and light refreshments.Ms...
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