August 2011 Archive | Media Releases - Shoalhaven City Council

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Shoalhaven City Council is urging any residents affected by the recently announced Bluescope Steel job losses to contact the Council’s Economic Development Office.Representatives of the Southern Councils Group met on Monday 22 August to discuss Bluescope Steel’s announcement of 800 job losses at the Port Kembla blast furnaces.Shoalhaven City Council Economic Development Manager, Greg Pullen said the meeting discussed the flow on effect the job losses will have throughout the region, including th...
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Council donates to Shoalhaven Hospital Children’s Ward
Shoalhaven City Council Human Resources Section today presented the Shoalhaven Hospital Children’s Ward with a $120 donation as a result of their ongoing fundraising activities.Each Friday, Council’s Human Resources (HR) staff donate a gold coin in return for wearing jeans in the office for that day.HR Manager, Stephen Crerar said his Section had been extremely active fundraising in the past supporting such causes as Cupcake Day, Jeans for Genes Day, the Tsunami Appeal and the Shoalhaven Women’s...
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Schools urged to get involved in Threatened Species Competition
Local Primary School students are being encouraged to enter the 2011 Threatened Species Competition with entries closing on Friday 2 September.Held as part of National Threatened Species Day, taking place on Wednesday 7 September, the competition aims to raise awareness of the many species native to Shoalhaven City that are currently threatened with extinction.With over $2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, the competition provides a great opportunity for schools to take part in a fun and innovat...
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Council launches ‘Caring for Our Coast – Jervis Bay’ program
Shoalhaven City Councillor Andrew Guile officially launched the ‘Caring for Our Coast - Jervis Bay’ project in conjunction with Vincentia Bushcare Group and local school students at Plantation Point Reserve, Vincentia this morning.Designed to educate the community to the importance of caring for coastal vegetation and biodiversity protection the project was created with the support of students from both Vincentia High and Huskisson Primary Schools. The project consists of a poster, DVD and six n...
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Guerilla knitters bombard Arts Centre as part of Meroogal Art Prize
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre has been ‘yarn bombed’ as part of celebrations for the upcoming Meroogal Women’s Art Prize exhibition taking place from 27 August – 20 September. Meroogal House representatives, Cheryl Scowen and Suzi Krawczyk have covered the Maple Tree outside the Arts Centre in brightly hand knitted and crocheted coverings to highlight the upcoming exhibition’s theme ‘Made by Hand’. Guerilla Knitting or Yarn bombing has become a world...
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Shoalhaven City Council is urging the community to get behind Bravehearts’ annual White Balloon Day taking place as part of Child Protection Week on Wednesday 7 September.White Balloon Day aims to engage the community in the prevention of child sexual assault while also raising vital funds to help deliver Bravehearts specialised child protection programs.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said with an estimated one in five Australian children being sexually assaulted before their 18th bir...
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Shoalhaven City Council has received a $150,000 funding grant from the Roads and Traffic Authority to carry out Stage three works on the Vincentia Pathways Project.Stage two of the project was completed in the 2010/11 financial year and involved the construction of a two metre shared path along Elizabeth Drive between Holden Street and Minerva Avenue along with the substantial completion of the foreshore route between Church Street and Minerva Avenue (minor works outstanding to be completed in 1...
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Shoalhaven City Council approved a recommendation allowing incorporated sporting or community groups to hire Council Halls without the need for Public Liability Insurance Cover at Tuesday night’s Ordinary Meeting.Under the adopted motion any incorporated sporting or community groups hiring a Council hall for the purposes of a meeting will not be required to hold Public Liability Insurance Cover in respect to the conduct of meetings given the minimal risk.This issue arose after it was clarified b...
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Shoalhaven City Council is warning residents to be on alert for bogus phone callers after a number of concerned residents reported taking calls from members of the public posing as Shoalhaven Water staff.The bogus caller requests the homeowner to participate in a quick survey before asking questions regarding water supply, recycled water usage and foul smelling tap water.The caller has then asked whether the resident would like enter into a competition to win a water filter by supplying their pe...
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Shoalhaven City Council has moved to consult the community regarding the future management strategy of the Berry General Cemetery at tonight’s Ordinary Council meeting.With the Cemetery experiencing a 30 percent increase in demand over the past 15 years and with ongoing tree roots and heritage issues at the site, Council is currently estimating a 10-15 year lifespan for the facility.This is direct contrast to the 50-75 year operational life expectancy estimates of the early 1990s when usage of t...
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