Entries for November 2012
November 29, 2012
With the warmer weather rapidly approaching Council has recently received many enquiries about the entrance opening of Lake Conjola over the holiday period.Council’s current position for Lake Conjola states that in pre-holiday times (such as before Christmas) the lake level needs to reach and stabilise at a ‘trigger level’ of 0.8m AHD (Australian Height Datum) before a mechanical opening can be conducted.The Lake is currently at a level of 0.6m AHD which is 0.2m (20cm) below the required trigger...
Read more about Lake Conjola entrance opening update
November 27, 2012
Local businesses and sporting associations, working in partnership with Council, have the potential to secure more than $10 million in sports tourism for the Shoalhaven over the next 5 years.
Shoalhaven City Council has hosted a special luncheon to recognise the support of local business and sporting associations for its Sports Tourism Partner Program, which helped bring and host major sporting events in the Shoalhaven over the last 12 months.
Council and the Events Shoalhaven Board secured a ...
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November 20, 2012
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is encouraging local residents to nominate an outstanding Shoalhaven business in the NSW Supporting Local Communities competition.
Run by the NSW Department of Fair Trading as part of the ‘I Love Local Business’ program, the competition asks the community to nominate their favorite local business and explain what makes the business so special in 60 words or less.
Examples of nominations may include -
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November 20, 2012
Shoalhaven City Council received a commendation in the Public Engagement and Community Planning Category at the Planning Institute of Australia’s NSW Division Planning Excellence Awards held in Sydney last week.The award was received following Council’s exhaustive draft Shoalhaven LEP 2009 consultative process that took place during 2011 and included a 13 week exhibition period. Council staff manned 13 village stalls, eight community ‘drop in’ sessions, an industry breakfast and attended a range...
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November 16, 2012
Shoalhaven City Council will again be hosting the annual household chemical CleanOut on Saturday 24 November in Ulladulla and on Sunday 25 November in Nowra.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 ...
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November 16, 2012
Upgrade works to the Princes Highway at South Nowra have resulted in increased levels of traffic using the currently unsealed Parma Road, Falls Creek as motorists attempt to bypass much of the ongoing congestion.
Residents in Parma Road have expressed concerns to Council that the increased volume of traffic experienced along this stretch as a result of the adjacent road works has resulted in increasingly dusty conditions throughout the area.
As such, Council made an application...
Read more about Council to undertake sealing works along Parma Road, Falls Creek
November 15, 2012
Shoalhaven City Libraries have installed a new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system as part of an upgrade to existing services.The switch to RFID will allow library members to undertake self check out loans while also providing an improved security system.Nowra Library has two self check out kiosks and while staff are on hand to instruct borrowers in their use, it is expected library users will have little trouble in loaning items to themselves.Library and Community Services Manager, Ms ...
Read more about Council implements self check out loan system at Nowra Library
November 15, 2012
By asking how good is ‘good enough’? - Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to have their say on the future direction of the City’s built assets and infrastructure in an interactive satisfaction survey. Undertaken as part of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) review process, the survey asks the City’s citizens about the importance, standard and priorities of seven key types of infrastructure. Survey participants will be asked to think about and respond on the following areas - ...
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November 13, 2012
Shoalhaven City Council will be carrying out road works in the Narawallee area to remove material identified as having small pieces of fibro within it.The works will take place in -• Bangalow Street.• Normandy Street.• Macleay Street.• Northern end of Matron Porter Drive.As the fibro sheeting has been identified as containing traces of bonded asbestos, the removal will be undertaken by accredited contractors before being independently validated by a consultant hygienist.Director of City Services...
Read more about Council to undertake road works in Narawallee area
November 12, 2012
Shoalhaven City Libraries will host local author, Dawn Veness for the launch of her latest book, In his time, at the Nowra Library from 11am on Saturday 24 November.In his time tells the story of a young frightened woman forced to change her identity after fleeing interstate. A contemporary Australian novel, the story focuses on the young woman as she chases her dream of becoming a top photo journalist while trying to avoid being trampled by her past.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash sa...
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