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Shoalhaven City Council has placed traffic restrictions on a section of Burrier Road with access available to local residents using light vehicles only.   The heavy rains experienced throughout the area earlier this week caused a landslip on a short section of Burrier Road one kilometre west of the Yalwal Road intersection.   A geo technical report undertaken today has shown that the landslip requires the restriction of heavy vehicles.   Director of City Services and Operations, B...
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Shoalhaven City Council will provide reimbursement of tipping disposal costs for local residents with flood damaged goods as a result of the recent heavy rains.Mayor, Joanna Gash said that residents claiming reimbursement will be required to pay for the disposal of goods at a Council Waste Depot before taking the receipt to Council for refund.“It goes without saying that many local residents will have endured some sort of flood or rain related damage over the past week,” said Clr Gash.“Council i...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising residents of delays with some waste collection services as a result of the recent rain.Council’s collection contractor, SITA Australia has been unable to enter Shoalhaven Heads, Coolangatta, Backforest, Upper Kangaroo River and sections of Bolong Road as part of the regular weekly domestic service. SITA has informed Council that they will be servicing the landfill bins in the areas where road accesses have re-opened today.It is anticipated that recycling bins ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is strongly urging residents to adhere to signage alerting motorists to road closures and water over the road in flood affected parts of the Shoalhaven.Council has become concerned following an increased number of motorists ignoring signage and travelling on closed roads.Director of City Services and Operations, Bill Paterson said that the situation with the roads is still constantly changing and roads that appear to be safe to drive on can have hidden dangers.“Following ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is urging local residents to avoid unnecessary contact with recent floodwaters.Parts of the Shoalhaven have been inundated with floodwater over the past 48 hours after the area received heavy rainfall as a result of a recent east coast low weather system.Council’s Environmental Services Manager, Andrew Gibbes said it was important for local residents to be aware as to the health risks posed by floodwater.“It is extremely important that local residents do not swim or play ...
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Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents to remain flood safe over the next 24 hours as the heavy rains continue.The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a 3.4m AHD peak of the Shoalhaven River at 10pm tonight.The peak is expected to impact on parts of Bolong Road, Coolangatta and Greenwell Point Road, Greenwell Point.Localised flooding is also predicted in low lying areas of Shoalhaven Heads and Greenwell Point.Council is reminding residents that anyone needing assistance should contact the...
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Shoalhaven City Council will undertake a mechanical opening of the Shoalhaven Heads this afternoon.The planned opening follows the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest forecast of a 3m AHD peak of the Shoalhaven River at 11pm tonight.The predicted 3m peak is enough to trigger a mechanical opening under Council’s Shoalhaven River Entrance Management Plan.Council has begun marking the site this morning and machinery has commenced the excavation process with a final breach to the ocean expected to be ach...
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Shoalhaven City Council staff is continuing to monitor the area’s lake and river systems as the ongoing heavy rains continue.Lake Tabourie reached 1m AHD at 4pm yesterday, 17 centimetres below the level required to trigger a mechanical opening.Further rainfall overnight combined with the prevailing high tide and heavy ocean swells bringing additional water into the lake has seen the lake level rise rapidly today.After witnessing the ocean overtopping the entrance during a site visit this morning...
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Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg has today announced the appointment of Craig Milburn as Director of Corporate and Community.Mr Milburn has recently been employed as Director Corporate Business at Coffs Harbour City Council, a position he has held since 2008.Through this role Mr Milburn was responsible for a wide variant of functions including Finance, Human Resources, Tourism and Corporate Administration while he also oversaw the creation of both the Coffs Harbour Airport Term...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising residents to limit the use of household appliances that discharge water to the sewerage system during periods of ongoing heavy rain.Acting Director of Shoalhaven Water, Rob Horner is encouraging local residents to limit the use of showers, dishwashers and washing machines to avoid adding further stress on Council’s sewerage systems.“With some areas of the Shoalhaven receiving over 100mm of rain overnight, and continuing into today, we have seen a lot of storm ...
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