October 2011 Archive | Media Releases - Shoalhaven City Council

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Shoalhaven City Council contractors will be conducting traffic surveys throughout the Nowra CBD this Friday 14 October as part of current investigations for the Nowra CBD and Shoalhaven River Gateway Master Plans.The surveys will be used as a follow up to studies undertaken in March this year, with the collected data being used for a traffic study on the northern access to the Nowra CDB and riverfront precinct.This latest study will focus on traffic movements between North Street and the Shoalha...
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Shoalhaven Water employees selected in Thailand exchange
Two Shoalhaven Water employees have been selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime after being accepted to attend the Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE) in Thailand.The GSE program provides young professionals between the ages of 25-40 years the opportunity to participate in a cultural and professional exchange between Australia and select other countries.Shoalhaven Water employees, Dylan O’Brien and Luke Elliott have been selected to participate in the 2011 Southern Thailand exchange which...
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Shoalhaven City Council and its contractors will be carrying out night road works at two separate locations within the Nowra CBD early next week. As a result, traffic detours will be in place between the hours of 7pm and 7am.The roundabout located on North Street and O’Keefe Avenue, Nowra will be resurfaced on Monday night 10 October and Tuesday night 11 October.During this time, traffic travelling north or south along the Princes Highway can access the Nowra CBD area via Plunkett Street, Worrig...
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Shoalhaven City Council is combining with the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority to form the Shoalhaven Bushcare Youth Group to attract young members to the volunteer organisation.The 2011 NSW Coastal Volunteers Conference highlighted a state wide need for young volunteers to become involved in Bushcare/Dunecare and Landcare organisations.Shoalhaven City Council Director of Operations and Services, Bill Paterson said with the area’s 69 Bushcare groups currently having an average age ...
Read more about Council to launch Shoalhaven Bushcare Youth Group
‘Breastfeeding Shoalhaven’ project launch a success
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green joined Member for Gilmore, Joanna Gash in launching the ‘Breastfeeding Shoalhaven’ project at a special function held yesterday at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.Council has combined with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) to produce a valuable new resource card listing over 180 breastfeeding friendly venues and baby change facility locations within the Shoalhaven.This innovative resource came about after Council staff engaged with over ...
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Shoalhaven Mechanical Services have been recognised for their ongoing environmentally friendly practices after being nominated for a 2011 Shoalhaven Business Awards in the category of sustainability.The nomination comes after Shoalhaven Mechanical Services staff undertook a series of environmentally friendly modifications to their Bomaderry and Ulladulla Workshops in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.Some of these actions include the installation of motion sensors in store rooms, replacement ...
Read more about Shoalhaven Mechanical Services nominated for 2011 Business Award
Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg is encouraging residents to have their say on whether Local Government should be formally recognised in the Australian Constitution.The Federal Government appointed an independent expert panel in June 2011 to consult the Australian public regarding Local Government receiving constitutional recognition.The panel will also help determine the various forms such recognition could take, together with the advantages and disadvantages offered by a numb...
Read more about Local Government and the Australian Constitution
Contradictory to a number of recent reports, Shoalhaven City Council has not engaged a consultant to undertake new investigations into Callala Bay as a proposed marina site.Council undertook preliminary investigations into the possibility of constructing a marina at a number of locations within Jervis Bay in the 1990s. Through these studies a number of localities, including Callala Bay, were identified as potential sites, with the studies recommending further investigations take place.This posit...
Read more about Council responds to proposed Callala Bay Marina reports
Shoalhaven City Council is calling for nominations for the 2012 Australia Day Awards. Local residents are being asked to nominate an outstanding community member for their ongoing contribution to the City. Council will present the 2012 Australia Day Awards in the categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Sports person and Junior Sports person. Shoalhaven City Mayor, Paul Green said the annual awards were a way of recognising the contribution and achievements o...
Read more about Council calling for 2012 Australia Day Award nominations
Red Ribbon Tour arrives at Council
Shoalhaven City Council is currently hosting two very special surfboards at the Nowra Administration Building as part of the Red Ribbon Tour, a unique program designed to raise awareness surrounding the HIV/AIDS virus. With over 30 million people estimated to have died from AIDS, a further 33 million currently infected and a further 2.5 million people becoming infected annually, the Red Ribbon Tour is hoping to bring further attention to this global disease.The Red Ribbon tour has seen the two s...
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