Entries for November 2014
November 28, 2014
Shoalhaven Library Nowra will be playing host to Australian Paralympian Kurt Fearnley, OAM, when he visits the region this December.
The inspirational three-time Gold Medallist will be taking part in an author talk at the library on Wednesday, December 3 from 1pm.
Mr Fearnley will be answering questions regarding the wide array of achievements and exploits found in his new book 'Pushing the Limits'.
The autobiography details how he has conquered the world, winning three Paralymp...
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November 17, 2014
Shoalhaven Libraries will join facilities across the state in celebrating the 75th anniversary of free public libraries in New South Wales on Monday 3 November.
To mark this special event, Nowra Library will host the arrival of Biblio Turismo, a group of motorcycling librarians promoting the joy and value of libraries, with a special afternoon tea on Thursday 6 November.
The celebrations are part of a state-wide program of events led by the State Library of NSW to commemorate this hi...
Read more about Shoalhaven Libraries to celebrate 75th anniversary of NSW Library Act
November 16, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to take advantage of ongoing outreach programs being offered at the Nowra Library across the coming weeks.
The Homelessness Support Outreach Program has been devised to allow interested community members easy access to vital information and resources across a host of important topics.
Upcoming programs will include representatives from -
Southern Cross Housing
Aboriginal Medical Service
Shoalcoast Legal Service
Read more about Council providing community with free outreach programs at Nowra Library
November 14, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the NSW State Government’s announced $50,000 grant to assist in investigating options to improve the river flow in the Shoalhaven Heads area.
Council has previously allocated $50,000 towards the project in response to the gradual shoaling of the Shoalhaven estuary.
The funding will allow Council to explore options to increase flow and circulation of water into the estuary at Shoalhaven Heads and prevent that section of the river...
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November 11, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed delegates to the area ahead of this week’s NSW Coastal Conference.
Commencing from Wednesday 12 November, the conference will see representatives from the three tiers of government joining user groups and volunteer organisations in discussing coastal and estuary management research, education and service provision.
The event will feature a series of diverse key note speakers including –
Dr Robert Young, Western Carolina...
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November 07, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has today joined NSW Minister for the Environment, Rob Stokes and Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock in officially opening the biobanking site at Garrads Reserve, Narawallee.
Established in June 2013, Council signed a biobanking agreement which sees the NSW State Government providing ongoing funds to Council for the management of over 65 hectares of ecologically significant bush land at the Narawallee Inlet.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said the establ...
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November 04, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding pet owners to ensure that all dogs remain in a secure yard at all times and on a leash when being walked in a non-designated area outside of their property.
The reminder comes as Council Animal Management Rangers step up patrols in known stray dog trouble spots including Narrawallee Inlet and the adjacent beach, Plantation Point, Vincentia and Huskisson.
Ranger Services Manager, Michael Jarman said dogs found off leash in a designated signposted area wi...
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November 04, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents that whilst Council approval is not required for domestic vegetation burn off, permits still need to be attained from the NSW Fire and Rescue or Rural Fire Service in order to conduct a burn.
The Shoalhaven local government area was listed along with 78 other council areas in State Government regulations that do not require Council permission to burn off vegetation.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council was reminding residents of the Shoalhaven that...
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November 04, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council held a civic reception to pay tribute to the area’s many volunteer Rural Fire Service and SES members last Friday night.
Over 160 local residents attended the dinner which saw long service awards presented to seven State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers by NSW State Emergency Service Acting Commissioner Jim Smith.
The evening also saw 40 Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers presented with long service awards by NSW RFS Regional Manager Region South, Ken Hall ...
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November 03, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed news that work will commence on the $13 million Masters development at South Nowra by the end of March 2015.
The development, which will see the construction of a Masters Hardware Store and fast food restaurant, is expected to create over 200 jobs and inject a further $25 million into the local economy during construction.
Mayor, Gash said that after speaking to representatives from Masters earlier todays she was extremely pleased to ...
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