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The Southern Councils Group (SCG) will provide a submission to the Department of Local Government regarding Councillors serving terms concurrently as Members of Parliament.At today’s final 2011 SCG meeting held at Shoalhaven City Council, members voted to write to the DLG expressing support for Councillors who chose to simultaneously hold a position within NSW Parliament.The meeting noted that having a Member of Parliament serving on Council can bring with it tremendous advantages when it comes ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is continuing with revitilisation plans for Junction Court after moving to reopen the area to traffic at last night’s Ordinary Meeting.If approved, the decision would see the implementation of a one way eastbound lane constructed between Kinghorne Street and Nowra Lane.This option would allow 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 is seeking to rev...
Read more about Council progressing Junction Court revitalisation project
Shoalhaven City Council is calling on residents to have their say regarding Councillors serving terms concurrently as Members of Parliament. With an increasing number of serving Councillors having won seats in the NSW State Government elections, Minister for Local Government, Don Page has released a discussion paper aimed at eliciting community feedback on the issue. The paper follows reported unease from sections of the community who have expressed concerns about the ability of serving Co...
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Shoalhaven City Council has begun preparing for an opening of Lake Conjola as a result of the recent rainfall having an effect on water levels.Council’s staff has been monitoring lake water levels following the weekend’s deluge of rain which already resulted in minor low level flooding of foreshore land following the saturation of the catchment area.As a result of the recent rain, the water level in the lake has reached 0.8m Australian Height Datum, still just short of the 1.0m AHD level that tr...
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Mayor officially welcomes Australia’s newest citizens
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green issued a special welcome to four new Australian residents while conducting a Citizenship Ceremony at Council’s Administration Building this morning.The residents, all from the United Kingdom, made the pledge of Australian Citizenship in front of friends and family.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said he never tired of congratulating Australia’s newest citizens on their long term commitment.“Becoming an Australian Citizen is a huge honour and I ...
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Shoalhaven City Council will again be hosting the annual household chemical CleanOut this Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November.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 this year’s CleanOut event with resid...
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Shoalhaven City Council will consider an initial post exhibition report on the Draft Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2009 at this Tuesday’s Ordinary Meeting.The new LEP will eventually replace the existing Shoalhaven LEP 1985 and will control development and guide planning decisions made by Council. This important planning document was the subject of a lengthy community consultation process as Council staff took the LEP ‘on the road’ throughout a 13 week exhibition period. Council staf...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents to check, fix and maintain fencing around all home pools in the lead up to summer.Drowning remains a leading cause of accidental death in young children and while child deaths have fallen 40 percent in NSW over the last decade, the number of drownings in backyard pools has remained steady.Shoalhaven City Council Development Building Manager, Bob Goldspring said in order to help guarantee a decrease in these alarming statistics he was encouraging loc...
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Stage one works complete on the St Georges Basin sporting field project
Shoalhaven City Council has completed stage one works on the St Georges Basin sporting field project.The works comprise the construction of a new football field, floodlighting system, car park, fencing, irrigation system and landscaping.In addition to these works, a new entry/exit has been formed along Wool Road while the pre-existing entry point off Panorama Road has been closed to traffic.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green welcomed the opening of the $827,000 facilities saying the new s...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents to ensure the current registration and micro chipping of all local pets.Microchipping and registration provides Council Animal Management Officers with vital statistical information and helps ensure the reunion of lost pets with concerned owners.As part of the ongoing registration process, local pet owners are required to notify Council within 14 days if they no longer own the animal, have changed address or changed contact details.Problems can aris...
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