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At the Shoalhaven City Council Ordinary Meeting held on the 25 October 2016, Council determined to investigate the option of using tiny house living to assist with the homeless and as a pathway to affordable housing in the Shoalhaven. The idea was highlighted to Council in a mayoral minute provided by Mayor Amanda Findley and outlined that Tiny Houses could be an avenue to decreasing housing stress.  Mayor Findley said, “I am glad that Council has decided to take this project fo...
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At the Shoalhaven City Council Ordinary Meeting held on the 25 October 2016, Council determined to investigate the option of using tiny house living to assist with the homeless and as a pathway to affordable housing in the Shoalhaven. The idea was highlighted to Council in a mayoral minute provided by Mayor Amanda Findley and outlined that Tiny Houses could be an avenue to decreasing housing stress.  Mayor Findley said, “I am glad that Council has decided to take this project fo...
Read more about Tiny Houses - Pathway to Affordable Housing
The Board consists of nine local community members, all elected Councillors and the General Manager (or nominee) for a four year period. Currently four vacancies exist for suitably qualified community members of the Board who must attend a minimum of four meetings per year with the duration of each meeting being approximately two hours.  In addition, Board members are responsible for overseeing a specific sporting portfolio which may require additional time commitments. Interested person...
Read more about Shoalhaven Sports Board Membership EOI
A resident was walking through a Crown Reserve on Bawley Beach at Bawley Point, when they noticed a home owner using a chainsaw on large trees. The resident was quick to contact Council after hours’ phone number and alerted Rangers who responded. The Ranger spoke to the resident who readily admitted he had cut the trees down to improve his view. After an inspection by Council’s Natural Environment Officer, it was estimated the trees, all Banksias and Eucalypt were at about 30-50 y...
Read more about Warning about Illegal Tree Removal
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley has congratulated students from Vincentia High who successfully completed the Youth Frontiers Mentoring program at a ceremony at the school on 19 October 2016.  One of the projects involved Council Officer Angela Jenkins mentored Vincentia High Students Bonnie Dreyer and Zoe Clayton to educate local primary school students within the Bay and Basin area about threatened species. This involved working each week with the two Year 8 students durin...
Read more about Hands on approach to spread the word on Threatened Speices
At the Shoalhaven City Council Ordinary Meeting held on 25 October 2016, Council determined to notify IPART of its intent to lodge a Special Rate Variation application in the new year. Council will undertake community engagement with three models of rate increase options of either: 11.5% over 2 years; 6.27% over 4 years or 5% over 7 years (plus the rate peg) however any action to implement this decision is on hold until a Rescission motion lodged by Councillors Watson, Guile and Pakes is conside...
Read more about Council Rate Variation Proposal
Sporting Clubs get into Illegal Dumping Promotion
Shoalhaven sporting clubs have answered the call to be community partners in the Shoalhaven City Council Report Illegal Dumping (RID) Community Champions program. Shoalhaven City Council would like to thank the many sporting clubs who entered the ‘Community Champions’ reduce and prevent illegal dumping sponsorship program. All applications were of a very high standard with the following organisations were chosen: Shoalhaven Mariners Baseball Association Bay and Basin Cr...
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Splash out for a weekend at River Fest in the Shoalhaven
The fourth Shoalhaven River Festival is happening next week on the 22 -  23 October 2016 and has rapidly become one of the most anticipated two day free community events celebrating river life in the Shoalhaven. Enjoy two days of FREE fun on and off the Shoalhaven River at Scenic Drive, adjacent to the Nowra Bridge.  “This event is a fantastic free event for the local community and a great weekend for tourists as it offers something for everyone.  We believe that the Shoa...
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Ibis and Cockatoo sightings - You can help
Shoalhaven City Council’s environmental team are assisting the Botanic Gardens and Birdlife Australia in spreading the word for the Ibis and Cockatoo Community Survey Aussie Bird Count. As part of National Bird Week, 17-23 October, Birdlife Australia is coordinating the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Wildlife Ecologists want to find out where all the Australian White Ibis and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are across Australia. This survey aims to gain a better understanding of the distribut...
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At the Shoalhaven City Council Strategy and Assets Committee held on 11 October 2016, Council recommended to proceed with the application for a Special Rate Variation Application for 2017/18 and 2018/19. This recommendation must still go to the Ordinary meeting of Council to be held on the 25th October 2016 and is not a final decision of Council. The proposal for the above rate peg rate increases in 2017/18 and 2018/19 form part of Council’s adopted “Fit for the Future” f...
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