October 2013 Archive | Media Releases - Shoalhaven City Council

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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has described the recent decision to award Jervis Bay the hosting rights to the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship as a tremendous boost for the City.Jervis Bay was recently announced as host of the prestigious two day annual off-road triathlon and accompanying sports festival for the next three years.The inaugural event will take place between 26-27 April 2014, and will double as the XTERRA Australia Championship. The weekend will also include a sprint ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is seeking assistance from the local community following the vandalism of over 110 Casuarinas trees on the public foreshore reserve behind Sunset Strip, Manyana.The damage is believed to have taken place between 1 July – 14 July.The vandalism has resulted in the top half of the 110 trees being removed, leading staff to believe that a ladder and effective tree removal tools were used in the process.Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was disgusted that local residents continued to...
Read more about Council seeking community assistance following vandalism
Shoalhaven City Council is currently hosting a specially designed surfboard at the Nowra Administration Building as part of the Red Ribbon Tour, a program designed to raise awareness surrounding the HIV/AIDS virus.With over 30 million people estimated to have died from AIDS, a further 33 million currently infected and 2.5 million people becoming infected annually, the Red Ribbon Tour is hoping to bring further attention to this global disease.An initiative of the HIV and Related Programs (HARP) ...
Read more about Red Ribbon surfboard drops into Shoalhaven Administration Building
Shoalhaven City Council is developing a new campaign designed at inspiring local women and girls to be more active through the creation of a greater focus on women in sport Council is working in partnership with NSW Sport Recreation, Womensport NSW, The Disability Trust, local media and the Shoalhaven sporting community to develop the program which will be launched as part of International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, 2014.The month long program will include a series of free ‘come and tr...
Read more about Council developing women in sport campaign
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents to ‘stop playing renovation roulette’ as part of the upcoming national Asbestos Awareness Month. Taking place throughout November, Asbestos Awareness Month is aimed at halting the growing number of asbestos-related diseases spreading as a result of unsafe home renovations or maintenance. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said that despite the introduction of preventative measures within the 1980s the number of Austra...
Read more about Council taking part in Asbestos Awareness Month
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local event organisers to register for the upcoming free Sustainable Events Workshop to be held on Saturday 16 November at The Huskisson on Jervis Bay.The workshop has been designed to provide participants with a step by step approach in applying sustainable development principles to local events.Participants will take part in a series of interactive exercises as Council staff provide examples of previous event frameworks and sustainability initiatives as wel...
Read more about Council reminder to register for Sustainable Events Workshop
Shoalhaven City Council, in partnership with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), will be undertaking a series of intersection turning movement count surveys on Friday 1 November.This survey follows up from the video origin destination surveys undertaken across the Shoalhaven last Friday 25 October.The traffic surveys are to be undertaken by a private contractor, with the collected data used to assist both organisations in updating traffic models used in the assessment of upcoming projects...
Read more about Council to undertake Nowra Bomaderry Traffic Survey
Shoalhaven City Council (SCC) will soon install a large banner on the sand dune at Collingwood Beach in response to damage to large sections of vegetation along Collingwood Beach Foreshore earlier this year. This latest major incidence of vegetation vandalism led to the Vincentia Ratepayers and Resident’s Association urging Council to take strong action. In response, Council voted to install a large banner for a three month trial period to send a stronger message that such reckless act...
Read more about Steps Taken by Council to Curb Further Vegetation Vandalism
Shoalhaven City Council confirmed that Junction Court would be opened to eastbound traffic during last night’s Ordinary Meeting.The design will allow for the easy closure of Junction Court for full pedestrian access during special events while also enabling the existing taxi rank to remain in its current location.Council had considered keeping the area closed to traffic following ongoing engagement with the local community.However, Council last night voted to support a recommendation from Nowra ...
Read more about Junction Court to open to traffic
Shoalhaven City Council deferred a Mayoral Minute recommending a limit on the number of conferences attended by Councillors during last night’s Ordinary Meeting.Mayor, Joanna Gash had recommended that Council approve a Councillor limit of three conferences per year with a review period after 12 months.The limit would not apply to State, Federal or Local Government Conferences at which Councillors are expected to present their motions.However on the motion of Councillor Watson and Councillor Well...
Read more about Council decision on conference limit deferred
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