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Shoalhaven City Council’s Development Committee last night adopted a motion looking to assist the owner of the Penwood Miniature Railroad in exploring viable options for reopening his facility on Community Open Days.The recommendation follows Council’s decision to provide the railroad owner, Les Irwin with an Emergency Stop Activity Order Number 8 on Friday 22 July.This order was issued after Penwood Railroad Inc. illustrated a perceived reluctance to cease holding open days despite serious road...
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Shoalhaven City Council has placed its new Draft Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2009 on public exhibition for a period of 13 weeks, until October 14. The new LEP will eventually replace the existing Shoalhaven LEP 1985 and will control development and guide planning decisions made by Council. To assist residents in viewing, understanding and making comment on this important document, Council staff will be hosting a number of drop-in sessions throughout the area. ...
Read more about Draft Local Environment Plan drop-in sessions to commence
Shoalhaven City Council is calling on all residents to do their bit for the community and be part of the National Census Night on Tuesday 9 August. The information gained from the Census helps to shape the community and its future needs through the provision of information that will affect future schools, hospitals and roads in the area as well as services for young people and elderly. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said Council will use the Census data to help guide many of the...
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Shoalhaven City Council is launching its 2011 Threatened Species Competition for primary school students with a host of great prizes on offer.Held as part of National Threatened Species Day, taking place on 7 September, the competition aims to raise awareness of the many species native to Shoalhaven City that are currently threatened with extinction.Students are encouraged to research one of these local threatened species before entering an art work or research poster in the competition. All loc...
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Shoalhaven City Council has partnered with the Shoalhaven Heads/Berry Football Club to host the NSW under 12 Boys State and Country Football Titles taking place from 26-30 September 2011.The event will bring around 200 competitors, families and officials to the Shoalhaven over five days of competition generating around $150,000 in revenue for the Shoalhaven.Shoalhaven City Council Assistant General Manager, Rob Donaldson said the football titles would present a huge economic boost to Shoalhaven ...
Read more about NSW Boys State and Country Football Titles come to Shoalhaven
The draft Shoalhaven Local Environment Plan 2009, the City’s future major planning tool, is currently on exhibition until October 14 to enable community comment.The document is currently available for viewing at six locations throughout the City and through a new specialised website; www.slep2009.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au, which has been launched to assist the community review the draft plan.Shoalhaven City Council Strategy Planning Manager, Gordon Clark said despite the early levels of public inter...
Read more about Setting height limits under the draft Shoalhaven LEP
Shoalhaven Art Society will be launching the 46th annual Open Art Exhibition with the announcement of the competition winners at a special opening from 5pm next Friday 5 August.Drawing entrants from all over the Country, the Open Art Exhibition major prize winner will have their work hung as part of Shoalhaven City Council’s Art Collection while also receiving a cash prize.Shoalhaven City Council Arts Development Manager, Jill Farrar said the Open Art Exhibition had gained a fantastic repu...
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Local parks receive upgraded playground equipment
Three local playgrounds have recently received new senior/junior combination play equipment, allowing the removal of the previous ageing and deteriorated playgrounds.Shoalhaven City Council contractors replaced equipment at the Bomaderry Lions Park, Thompson Street Sporting Complex, Sussex Inlet and Voyager Park, Huskisson.The $95,000 works were all carried out under Council’s Playground Replacement Program.Shoalhaven City Council Director of City Services and Operations, Bill Paterson sai...
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Shoalhaven City Council has kicked off Local Government Week this morning with the annual Councillors vs Bomaderry and Nowra High School debate held at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.The debate’s topic, ‘Should Council consult more with its community’, made for an extremely entertaining event with the Councillor’s team narrowly coming out on top while arguing for the negative.The Councilor’s were represented by Clr Gareth Ward, Clr Amanda Findley, Clr Greg Watson while Mayor Paul Green acte...
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