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Council alert to presence of new noxious weed species
Shoalhaven City Council is alerting landowners to the presence of several new noxious weeds to the area, all of which have already had a negative effect on pastoral land elsewhere within New South Wales.The four main weeds of concern include Coolatai Grass, African Lovegrass, Alligator Weed and Tobacco Plant, all of which have recently been sighted throughout the Shoalhaven.Council’s Noxious Weed Manager, Ian Borrowdale said he was highly concerned by the weed’s potential infiltration of the Sho...
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Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging rural landowners to continue Fireweed control measures throughout the area following an increase in local weed numbers.Fireweed is a highly invasive and opportunistic weed which can quickly colonise overgrazed areas and disturbed pastures.Native to east Africa, the weed can reduce the grazing capacity of a property, decrease pasture potential, reduce livestock growth rates and incur high control costs.With the Shoalhaven having experienced large temperature...
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New collection of Elyard paintings updates ongoing exhibition
Shoalhaven City Council has hung an updated display of historic Samuel Elyard watercolour paintings within the Nowra Administration Building foyer after the ongoing success of the original exhibition.Originally hung to coincide with the recent LGA Conference held at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Council decided to display a new range of Elyard’s works after an overwhelming response from the local community.A prolific painter, photographer and sketcher Samuel Elyard’s (1817-1910) wide cata...
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Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park relocating cabins for summer season
Holiday Haven Tourist Parks engaged the services of a specialist contractor in relocating two large holiday cabins to riverfront sites at Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park last week.Loaded onto specialised remote controlled hydraulic loading units the two holiday cabins were relocated to visitor sites overlooking the Shoalhaven River adjacent to River Road.The project represents the first time the group has used the remote controlled technology to relocate holiday cabins.Cabins previously needing to...
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Rennies Beach Bushcare receives Keep Australia Beautiful Award
The Rennies Beach Bushcare group has been recognised for their ongoing regeneration works after receiving the Keep Australia Beautiful South Coast Region Environmental Protection Award.The Environmental Protection Award recognises outstanding achievement in the protection of the natural beach environment, in particular the preservation of local fauna, flora and biodiversity.Keep Australia Beautiful CEO, Peter Mclean was on hand to present Rennies Beach Bushcare volunteers with their award at a s...
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Shoalhaven City Council is currently working to raise awareness to the dangers of dealing with asbestos when renovating or maintaining homes.Spreading the message as part of Asbestos Awareness Week taking place from 21-27 November, Council is reminding residents to ‘Think Smart, Think Safe’ when dealing with this potentially deadly building material.With as many as one in three Australian homes containing asbestos, Asbestos Awareness Week aims to further educate local homeowners and handymen to ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents to properly dispose of unwanted analogue television sets in the lead up to the cessation of the local analogue transmission signal on 5 June 2012.Residents wishing to dispose of analogue television sets can do so at any Shoalhaven City Council waste and recycling centre, waste depot or weigh station for a small fee.All collected televisions are transported to local contractor TRSE Waste, who will then dismantle and recycle the product. Shoalhaven Ci...
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Shoalhaven City Council will be discussing Lake Conjola entrance management options at a community workshop from 10am Monday 28 November at the Lake Conjola Community Centre.Having recently engaged local contractor GHD to revise the current entrance management policy, Council is currently seeking the views of the community to assist in the preparation of the amended plan.The workshop will provide local residents the opportunity to make comment and ask questions regarding the policy’s effect on f...
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Representatives from five South Coast and Tablelands local government areas recently met with Minister for Roads, Duncan Gay for productive discussions on the development of Main Road 92 west beyond Nerriga to connect to the Hume Highway.Mayors and senior staff from Goulburn-Mulwarree, Palerang, Yass Valley, Upper Lachlan and Shoalhaven Councils presented Mr Gay with their collaborative case for a route determination and technical planning phase.The next phase of work will define the future stra...
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Council receives top honour at Planning Institute Award night
Shoalhaven City Council has received multiple awards at the Planning Institute of Australia NSW Division Planning Excellence Awards held in Sydney last week. The President’s Award, the highest honour on the night, was received in recognition of Shoalhaven City Council Contributions Plan 2010. Council had earlier received the Improving Planning Processes and Practices Award in recognition of the Contributions Plan. Council, in partnership with consultants Arup and Hill PDA, also received ...
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