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Ulladulla tree vandalism
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green has expressed his disgust at the recent vandalism of a number of juvenile flowering gum trees from Kings Point Drive to Deering Street, Ulladulla.The vandalism, which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, saw around 25 trees either snapped in half or broken at the base of the tree.Councillor Green expressed his disappointment at the pointless attack saying the entire community was being punished by the actions of a few.“This wilful and sensele...
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Shoalhaven residents honoured with NSW Carers Award
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green presented two local residents with NSW Carers Awards this morning at the official launch of Carers Week in the Shoalhaven.There are currently over 2.6 million unpaid family carers in Australia, with their work saving taxpayers an estimated $40.9 billion annually.Shoalhaven residents, Shirley Rundell and Dave Reid were both recognised for their ongoing work as carers after being presented with a NSW Carers Award at this morning’s function.Mrs Rundell was ...
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Council provides shadow Minister with Princes Highway briefing
Shoalhaven City Council senior staff joined Mayor, Paul Green yesterday in briefing shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Warren Truss regarding proposed upgrades to the Princes Highway.The meeting follows Council representations to both the State and Federal Governments advocating an extension of the National Highway Network between Gwynneville and Jervis Bay Road, South Nowra. Senior Council staff took the opportunity to illustrate the local constraints on private investment and jo...
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Shoalhaven Water Photographic Competition Winners announced
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green announced the winners of the Shoalhaven Water Photographic Competition at last night’s official National Water Week launch held at the Nowra Administration Building.Open to all Shoalhaven residents, the competition was judged on the presentation of the ‘Water in the Shoalhaven’ theme along with composition, focus and the use of light and creativity.The winning entrant, Nadine Cooper for her work titled ‘Sanctuary Point’, received a $500 gift voucher from...
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A number of Shoalhaven City community groups are set to receive a major financial windfall as nearly $300,000 in funding is divided up as part of the 2011 Community Development and Support Expenditure (CDSE) Scheme.Shoalhaven City Council staff have been working closely with members of the CDSE Committee and participants of the program to ensure this year’s funding is spread through a number of worthy organisations.“The CDSE Scheme is designed to ensure that larger registered clubs in NSW contri...
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Shoalhaven City Arts Centre officially launched a collection of Arthur Boyd’s works, The Lady and the Unicorn, last Saturday 15 October.Best known for his experimental painting of figures and pastoral landscapes, Arthur Boyd is one of Australia’s most well known and popular artists.The works, on loan from Bundanon Trust, are derived from London based Australian poet Peter Porter’s tale of the sad myth of the Unicorn.The second of four collaborations between the pair, the exhibition features 24 e...
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Anti-Poverty week launched in the Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green officially launched local Anti-Poverty Week activities with a specially convened morning tea held at the Nowra Administration Building this morning. Taking place from 16-22 October, Anti Poverty Week is designed to strengthen public understanding surrounding the consequences of poverty both globally and within Australia. Councillor Green said the week provided an important catalyst to encourage research, discussion and action in addressing the prob...
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Shoalhaven Water will hold a special function to launch local National Water Week celebrations today, Monday 17 October from 5.30pm at the Nowra Administration Building Reception Room. The function will also see the winners of the National Water Week photographic competition announced. National Water Week allows the opportunity for a community focus on local water catchments and the negative effect poor land management practices can have on an area’s water quality. Shoalhaven Wate...
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Web based pest reporting service launched
Shoalhaven City Council Senior staff joined Mayor, Paul Green in a recent briefing of Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Joe Ludwig regarding Council’s web based pest reporting service.The new program allows residents to log on to Council’s website and report sightings of foxes, wild dogs or one of four high priority weeds including lantana south of Jervis Bay and bitou bush, sea spurge or Madeira vine.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the new prog...
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Shoalhaven City residents are being encouraged to help the environment and improve their fitness by participating in Ride to Work Day this Wednesday 12 October.The only nationally recognised event of its kind, Ride to Work Day is an ideal opportunity for residents to build fitness levels and trial riding to work.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said he encouraged local residents to take up the challenge by leaving the car at home and cycling to work."Bicycle riding is the perfect way to...
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