February 2013 Archive | Media Releases - Shoalhaven City Council

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Mayor, Joanna Gash last night joined fellow Councillors and Council staff in attending a community briefing on the status of the Parma Road Bridge repairs.Council closed eastern access to Parma Road, Falls Creek from the Princes Highway in late January following the discovery of structural damage to the Parma Creek Bridge.With representatives from the affected Falls Creek Public School, P&C Association and local residents all attending the briefing Council staff took the opportunity to detail th...
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Shoalhaven City Council has undertaken a mechanical entrance intervention of Lake Conjola overnight.Council moved to open the Lake to the ocean after the area received over 75mm of rain across the weekend, bringing the Lake’s water level close to the required trigger level of 1m AHD.With the Lake water level at 0.96m AHD, only four centimetres below the trigger level, and rainfall predicted for the area late last night, the decision was made to enact the entrance intervention late yesterday. Af...
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Shoalhaven City Council has adopted a new organisational structure as part of a raft of new cost saving initiatives adopted by the organisation.Council recently engaged the services of management consulting practice, Blackadder Associates to undertake an organisational review. The review was undertaken as Council looks at ways to make a five percent saving on operational costs.Council has received and considered the report provided by the consultants and has acted upon the recommendations.As par...
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Shoalhaven City Council is continuing to monitor and report on the water quality of the area’s beaches this summer, allowing both local residents and visitors to take to the water with renewed confidence.Council monitors 10 beaches over the summer period in accordance with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Beachwatch protocols.These beaches include - • Shoalhaven Heads beach• Tilbury Cove• Warrain beach• Collingwood beach • Cudmirrah beach • Mollymook beach • Rennies beach• Racecourse beach...
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Shoalhaven City welcomed a 25 percent increase in international visitation numbers across the year to June 2012, according to the recently released Tourism in the Shoalhaven - Profile and Statement of Economic Impact report.Despite ongoing concerns with the world economy, the Shoalhaven recorded over 231,000 international visitor nights in the 2011/12 year, with 31,000 individual international visitors.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was extremely pleased to see such a marked...
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Shoalhaven City Council is offering residents the opportunity to dispose of green waste brought down by the recent storms free of charge at any of the area’s waste disposal depots.Residents will be able to dispose of green waste free of charge until close of business Sunday 10 March.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was encouraging local residents affected by the storms to take advantage of this offer.“Given the large amount of damage and garden debris caused by the recent stor...
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Shoalhaven City Council has begun preparations for a mechanical entrance intervention at Lake Conjola.The preparations come after Lake Conjola received 75mm of rain over the weekend, bringing the Lake level to 0.89 metres.With further rainfall forecast for the area this week and continued catchment run off into the Lake it is expected that water levels will reach the trigger level of 1 metre AHD to conduct an entrance intervention at the agreed central location (mid-spit).Council has begun marki...
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Shoalhaven City Council has been awarded host venue rights for the Hobie 16 World Championships in early 2014.The championships, which will be held on Sailors Beach, Jervis Bay, are expected to be attended by an estimated 550 international visitors and competitors. The Hobie 16 is the largest and most popular catamaran class in the world, making the world championships a highly competitive and thrilling spectacle.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was extremely pleased to see th...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee has recommended the road and path projects to be funded from the proposed Special Variation rate rise.Council is intending to apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for permission to increase general rates by 4.6 percent above the rate pegging limit (3.4 percent) for the current financial year.The proposed increase is estimated to provide Council with an additional $2.3 million, all of which would be exclusively a...
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Shoalhaven City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee has recommended the road and path projects to be funded from the proposed Special Variation rate rise.Council is intending to apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for permission to increase general rates by 4.6 percent above the rate pegging limit (3.4 percent) for the current financial year.The proposed increase is estimated to provide Council with an additional $2.3 million, all of which would be exclusively a...
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