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Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has encouraged local resident to take a more proactive approach to keeping the City tidy.Mayor, Gash singled out the excellent work of both the Huskisson and Shoalhaven Heads residents who had both made a conscious effort to keep their community tidy.“I have certainly been impressed by the ongoing commitment by some local residents who have dedicated themselves to keeping their area clean of rubbish,” said Clr Gash.“Huskisson received the 2012 Clean Bea...
Read more about Mayor, Gash praises community groups for clean up efforts
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed the NSW State Government’s announcement that Garrad Reserve, Narrawallee has been named the South Coast’s first biobanking site.The biobanking agreement will provide ongoing funds to Shoalhaven City Council to manage over 66 hectares of ecologically significant bush land at the Narrawallee Inlet.Mayor, Gash said as part of the agreement, Council will be undertaking a series of management actions within Garrad Reserve designed to ensure the ...
Read more about Garrad Reserve, Narrawallee named biobanking site
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has committed to reviewing Council’s Policy regarding the sale of land for unpaid rates following a residents briefing at Callala Beach last night.Council staff and Councillors met with over 100 Callala Beach residents last night to discuss issues surrounding the lodgment of a DA for a two storey dwelling located on lots surrounded by a bush reserve between Griffith Street and Callala Beach.The DA is proposed across a consolidated three blocks of land p...
Read more about Mayor Gash commits to Policy review following Callala Beach meeting
Shoalhaven City Council will be joining WorkCover NSW in hosting a ‘safe small towns initiative’ in Kangaroo Valley next Friday 2 August. The program will allow small business owners, managers and employees to ask questions and receive free advice regarding work health and safety, injury management and return to work practices.Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council was working with WorkCover through the ‘safe small towns initiative’ to ensure local businesses were given every opportunity to provide a s...
Read more about Council and WorkCover combining as part of ‘safe small towns initiative’
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents to book for upcoming Local Government Week tours with the celebrations set to begin from Tuesday 30 July.Local Government Week provides local residents with the opportunity to take a rare insider’s view around many of Council internal operations.A host of unique and exciting activities are planned for the week including –• Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour• Guided tours of the Arts centre.• Aquatic Centre tours. • Waste Services Magica...
Read more about Council reminding residents to book for Local Government tours
Shoalhaven City Council’s Sports Tourism Program continues to generate huge benefits for the local economy with the program responsible for over $2 million injected into the Shoalhaven so far this year. Council, in partnerships with local sporting organisations and associations, has been able to secure a host of highly regarded State, National and International sporting events since the program’s inception in 2011.In 2013 alone, the Shoalhaven will host over 5,000 competitors along with 10,000 p...
Read more about Council’s Sports Tourism Program providing economic injection
Shoalhaven City Council is continuing work on the replacement of Parma Road Bridge.Council has engaged specialist contractors to undertake the works which began with removal of the southern lane on the existing timber bridge.The construction of new bored piles and modification and strengthening of the existing two centre piers is currently underway.As part of the preliminary works, a structural engineering assessment has been undertaken with the results illustrating that the existing bridge requ...
Read more about Parma Road Bridge replacement works continuing
Shoalhaven City Council Senior Environmental Planner, Elizabeth Dixon received a Highly Commended Award at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) National Awards recently held in Sydney.The NCCARF leads the research community in a national effort to provide the information needed by decision-makers in government, vulnerable sectors and communities to manage the risks of climate change impacts.Nominated for the Award by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Ms Dix...
Read more about Council Environmental Planner recognised for Adaptation Plan
Shoalhaven City Council is calling on residents to make a positive contribution to the local environment by getting involved in National Tree Day, Australia's biggest community tree planting and nature care event.Taking place this Sunday 28 July, Shoalhaven City Council is helping host a number of tree planting and nature preservation events right throughout the area.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said she encouraged local residents to become involved in this unique event saying Nati...
Read more about Mayor calling on local residents to get involved in National Tree Day
Irene Wilkie to launch second book of poems at Nowra Library
Shoalhaven City Libraries will be launching local poet, Irene Wilkie’s second book of poems, Extravagance at the Nowra Library from 11am on Saturday 3 August.A well published writer, poems from Mrs Wilkie’s latest anthology have already appeared in a number of publications and journals including Blue Dog, Poetrix, Five Bells, Going Down Swinging, Winning Australian Writing 2011 and Divan.Mayor, Joanna Gash encouraged local residents with an interest in poetry to attend the upcoming book launch.“...
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