August 2015 Archive | Media Releases - Shoalhaven City Council

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Shoalhaven City Council is urging local residents to avoid unnecessary contact with stormwater and waterways associated with the current heavy rainfall. Parts of the Shoalhaven have been inundated with significant stormwater overflow and flash flooding over the past 24 hours after the area received heavy rainfall as a result of a recent low weather system. Council’s Acting Environmental Services Manager, Isabelle Ghetti said it was important for local residents to be aware as to the ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the lake level at Conjola is continuing to rise rapidly despite the entrance currently being open to the ocean. The current lake level is at 1.46m AHD as of 9.35am this morning and will continue to rise throughout the morning. Director of Planning and Development, Tim Fletcher said the catchment had received over 200mm of rain in the last 24 hours. Mr Fletcher said that amount of rain would trigger flooding regardless of the entra...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has urged the local community to throw their support behind Sussex Inlet resident, Liam Maihi in his attempt to take out the reality television series ‘The Voice’. Mr Maihi has progressed to the business end of the singing competition under the guidance of team leader and worldwide pop sensation Ricky Martin. Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council had moved to congratulate Liam on his outstanding success on ‘The Voice’ following a...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents of changes recently made to the Smoke Free Environment Act banning smoking in commercial outdoor areas. The changes, implemented by the NSW State Government, have also brought about a ban on smoking within four metres of pedestrian access to cafes, licensed premises and restaurants or 10 metres of a food fair stall. NSW Health Inspectors are authorised to issue on the spot fines of $300 for individuals caught smoking in prohibited areas ...
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Shoalhaven City Council Rangers are following up complaints against residents that park their boat trailers in suburban streets for long periods following recently announced new measures from the State Government. Under changes recently introduced into NSW Parliament, boat trailers left on the same suburban street for more than three months can be impounded. The new laws will allow Council Rangers to specifically target boat trailers that have been parked for a considerable time in local s...
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Shoalhaven City Council has tonight allocated $100,000 for the removal of a rubbish mound located within the new Orion Beach Pathway site. The mound, which contains pieces of fibro, plastic and household garbage, is estimated to be over 100 cubic metres in volume. Mayor, Joanna Gash said that with works progressing on the Orion Beach Pathway the mound will need to be removed and dumped at a licensed landfill before that section of the path can be completed. “Council is obviously v...
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Shoalhaven City Council has accepted a $5.46 million grant allocation under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. The Black Spot Program is a Federal Government initiative designed to reduce the number of crashes on Australian roads by targeting known accident ‘hot spots’. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Black Spot Program would allow Council to undertake valuable safety works in some of the area’s most pressing locations. The Mayor ...
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Shoalhaven City Council staff recently joined volunteers from the Sussex Inlet and Cudmirrah - Berrara Bushcare Groups in restoring degraded sections of the Cudmirrah Beach dunes at the entrance of Swan Lake. The restoration project forms part of the ‘Swan Lake Estuary Environmental and Cultural Restoration Project’ which has seen Council join forces with local Bushcare Groups, the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Surfside Caravan Park in undertaking extensive bush r...
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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local eligible businesses to apply for funding under the second round of the Nowra CBD Façade Improvement Financial Assistance Program. The funding, available as part of the Nowra Alive project, is being made available to Nowra CBD businesses looking to undertake improvements and upgrades to their existing shopfront. Under the scheme, successful applications are eligible to receive up to 50 percent of the cost of labour and material...
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   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today inspected the recently completed St Georges Basin Village Green project. The Mayor joined other Councillors, Council staff, members of the St Georges Basin Parkcare Group and local community members at this morning’s inspection. The $110,000 project has seen the reshaping of existing landscaping along with the provision of essential pedestrian links. Mayor, Gash said the completed works allowed for the improved t...
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