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Shoalhaven City Council will increase General Rates by 4.6 percent above the rate pegging limit (3.4 percent) in the 2013/14 financial year.The decision follows the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s (IPART) approval of Council’s application for a special variation rate rise to help fund infrastructure renewal.The increase is estimated to provide Council with an additional $2.3 million, all of which would be exclusively allocated towards road and path renewal in 2013/14 ($1.8 million ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising residents to a number of local road closures as a result of the recent wet weather.Council is encouraging motorists to drive to conditions with staff reporting water over the road in a number of areas across the City.The current list of road closures and water affected roads includes - Road closed• Berry Street, Nowra (at the bridge).• Quinns Lane, South Nowra.• Hockeys Lane, Cambewarra.Water over road - North• Coolangatta Road and Gerroa Road intersection.• V...
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Shoalhaven City Council has begun an upgrade of Worrigee Road, Worrigee with works expected to take around 10 weeks to complete. Council has engaged local contractor, Hisway to undertake the works which include tree removal, lane and shoulder widening, guardrail installation and linemarking.Tree removal has already commenced on site and is expected to take up to a fortnight to complete at which point the road work component of the project will commence.The work zone extends approximately 250 met...
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Shoalhaven City Council will begin work on the replacement of Parma Road Bridge on Monday 1 July.Council has engaged specialist contractors, Talis Civil to undertake the works which will include demolition of the existing timber bridge, construction of new bored piles and modification and strengthening of the existing two centre piers.Further to this, the works will include provision for railings, a pedestrian walk way and a new water main under the bridge as well minor road works.Mayor, Joanna ...
Read more about Council to commence Parma Road Bridge replacement works
Shoalhaven City Council is hosting an upcoming workshop at the Shoalhaven Campus, University of Wollongong as part of the development of the Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy.Once completed, the Strategy will help inform those working with Aboriginal young people across a range of sectors, including Local Government, on how to most effectively engage with Aboriginal Youth.The upcoming workshop will provide an opportunity for Aboriginal residents aged between 18 - 24 to have their say, while a...
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Shoalhaven City Council has placed the draft Greys Beach Revised Landscape Master Plan on public exhibition until Tuesday 16 July.Located below the escarpment on the northern foreshore of the Shoalhaven River, Greys Beach is an important local open space and recreational area.The draft Master Plan has been revised to guide future improvements with a focus on additional formalised car parking, a regional playground, jetties and designated open space for water sports, fitness equipment, amphitheat...
Read more about Draft Greys Beach Revised Master Plan on public exhibition
Mayor Gash encourages local community to become alert to graffiti
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to report any new cases of vandalism to Council as soon as they appear throughout the City.The Mayor’s calls for public assistance follows the vandalism of a number of Sussex Inlet properties on Monday night which left local businesses and other structures defaced with offensive messages.Mayor Gash praised the local community for promptly alerting Council to the vandalised areas saying Council staff were able to remove the...
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Shoalhaven City Council has completed road rehabilitation works along a section of Quinns Lane, South Nowra.The works saw a 300 metre section of flexible gravel pavement removed and replaced with semi rigid concrete and asphalt pavement.Beginning in late May, the works were timed to align with progress on the South Nowra Princes Highway upgrade in a bid to minimise disruptions to local residents and business owners.Mayor Gash said it was obviously very pleasing to see the prompt completion of ro...
Read more about Council completes initial Quinns Lane road rehabilitation works
Shoalhaven City Council, in partnership with Australian Paper – Shoalhaven, is currently seeking nominations for the 2013 Shoalhaven Medal Awards. The Shoalhaven Medal recognises those residents that have made an outstanding contribution to the local community or achieved a level of excellence in a particular field of endeavour. Nominations will be judged on the length and quality of service provided to an organisation as well as acts of compassion, generosity or bravery. Mayor, J...
Read more about Nominations called for 2013 Shoalhaven Medal Awards
Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg has today announced the appointment of Carmel Krogh as Director of Shoalhaven Water.Ms Krogh brings over 30 years experience in the water industry to the position, having begun her career with the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board in Sydney.Having worked extensively within Local Government, Ms Krogh also spent time as a consultant within the private sector and worked as a Water and Sanitation Advisor for the Australian Aid Program t...
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