June 2014 Archive | Media Releases - Shoalhaven City Council

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Shoalhaven City Council has combined with a number of organisations to create the Shoalhaven Transport Register, a brokering system aimed at providing accessible transport to local community groups.   Under the new scheme, community members who own mini buses and larger buses allow their vehicles for use at times when they are not otherwise being used.   With community groups paying to use the vehicles, lending members are able to earn an income from fees whi...
Read more about Council encouraging community support for Shoalhaven Transport Register
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding pet owners of the strict control requirements for dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs.In attempting to protect the community from aggressive dogs or dogs that have exhibited aggression in the past Council’s Animal Management Officers have issued a number of menacing dog orders in recent weeks.Under the Companion Animals Act, Council Officers may declare a dog to be either dangerous or a menace if they attack or threaten someone outside of their property. ...
Read more about Council reminding pet owners to requirements under the Companion Animals Act
Council wins prestigious United Nations of Australia Environment Award
Shoalhaven City Council has received the Local Government Award for Excellence in Overall Environmental Management at the prestigious United Nations of Australia World Environment Day Awards.Council was recognised for its extensive environmental management and education programs after taking out the award during Friday’s gala function held at Luna Park, Sydney.Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe said she was very pleased to see Council staff receive recognition for their work in educating...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising residents that the Bomaderry Aquatic Centre 25 metre indoor pool will be closed until 6am Tuesday 17 June. Council is required to close the pool under the NSW Health Department – Public Health Standards after an incident that took place this morning.Pool staff are currently undertaking precautionary measures to ensure water quality is maintained to the appropriate standards.Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the closure.Make up lessons will be ...
Read more about Bomaderry Aquatic Centre Indoor Pool temporary closure
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents to take care when parking in and around school zones.Council Parking Rangers perform school parking enforcement daily throughout the Shoalhaven with fines for those caught parked illegally during school hours.Police recently requested Council assistance with a known parking problem area surrounding Nowra High School.This recent blitz resulted in a number of cars booked for both overstaying parking time limits and parking in bus zones, which is...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to attend the upcoming ‘Faces of asylum’ photograph exhibition at the Nowra Library from Monday 16 June.Coinciding with National Refugee Week, the exhibition will also see Illawarra refugees telling their stories as part of a special event to be held from 5pm on Friday 20 June. The ‘Faces of asylum’ photograph exhibition tells the stories of families forced to flee war torn Afghanistan due to persecution and death threats ...
Read more about Mayor, Gash encouraging local residents to view ‘Faces of Asylum’ photograph exhibition
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is advising residents that category changes to Fireweed infestations in areas of the Shoalhaven will require a more aggressive approach to noxious weed control measures.Mayor, Gash said that the most significant of the introduced changes to the Noxious Weeds list by the State Government would be seen in Kangaroo Valley and areas of the Shoalhaven south of Bendalong Road.Property owners in these areas will now be required to continuously suppress and des...
Read more about Council encouraging aggressive approach to Fireweed control
Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the free childhood immunisation clinics held in Ulladulla will now be held at the Ulladulla Civic Centre.Ulladulla immunisation clinics were being temporary held at Council’s Ulladulla Administration Building but have since reverted back to the Civic Centre following the completion of works at the facility.Council’s free childhood immunisation clinics timetable is as follows:First Tuesday of the MonthSussex Inlet Neighbourhood Centre, Jaco...
Read more about Free Ulladulla childhood immunisation clinics change of venue
Shoalhaven City Council will be hosting additional household chemical CleanOuts across the City this weekend. The CleanOut event allows residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or out of date household chemicals.Residents will also be offered the opportunity to properly dispose of a range of other hazardous household waste including gas cylinders, batteries, paint and fluorescent tubes.Council will provide two drop off sites for the June CleanOut event with residents able to bring...
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Shoalhaven City Council has established an Aquatic Biotechnology industry group to help promote the innovation and capability of local businesses and enterprises.Blue BioTech Shoalhaven, brings together a number of Shoalhaven based organisations, researchers, chemical laboratories, food ingredient manufacturers and processors in a bid to grow the sector locally.Economic Development Manager, Greg Pullen said the Shoalhaven was extremely well placed to take advantage of expected growth within the ...
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