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Restoration works are continuing on the Crookhaven Headland Lighthouse with a number of improvement projects about to be undertaken on and around the facility.The Crookhaven Headland Lighthouse steering committee is currently working towards the temporary removal and restoration of the lighthouse lantern as well as the removal of weeds on the surrounding headland.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said that since the formation of the Crookhaven Headland Lighthouse Steering Committee in Se...
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Shoalhaven City Council has confirmed it’s in principle support on a proposal for the sinking of the HMAS Manoora as a dive site in Jervis Bay at last night’s extraordinary Council meeting.Council will also be calling for expressions of interest from the community to assist in the production of a business plan to back Council’s proposal.Last night’s extraordinary meeting was held following a recommendation from the Shoalhaven Tourism Board at its August 22 meeting not to pursue the sinking of th...
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Council pays tribute to local volunteer groups
Shoalhaven City Council paid tribute to representatives from the area’s Buschcare and Parkcare groups, Management Committees and Clean Up Australia Day organisations at a special morning tea held on Saturday 27 July.Council hosted the event to thank representatives from the Shoalhaven’s 76 Clean Up Australia sites, 67 Bushcare groups, 40 Management Committees and 24 Parkcare groups.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the morning tea was a small way in which Council could express thank...
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Shoalhaven City Council is again offering a number of free earthworks workshops beginning in September as part of the Home Sustainability program.The courses will help educate residents in the fields of composting, worm faming, natural cleaning and home organic vegetable growing.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the courses would provide residents with easy to use advice and tips on helping reduce individual household’s impact on the environment.“Sustainability is about making sure ...
Read more about Council offering latest Home Sustainability Courses
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green has congratulated the local winners at the recent South Coast Tourism Awards held in North Wollongong.Seven Shoalhaven businesses received awards at a gala dinner attended by over 200 tourism representatives with Local Government Areas from Wollongong to Bega Valley Shire represented in the nominations.“I would like to congratulate all of the local nominees and award recipients at the South Coast Tourism Awards,” said Clr Green.“It is extremely encouragi...
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Shoalhaven City Council is seeking assistance in mapping the presence of foxes in coastal areas, Kangaroo Valley and Illaroo during September. The information will assist Council, National Parks and its partners in their fox control program aimed at protecting the breeding activities of endangered native species. Council will be using a new internet technology called ‘Crowd Sourcing’ for this mapping. Volunteers will need to log onto an interactive map on Council’s website ...
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The Milton Library will close between Monday 5 September – Monday 3 December to allow scheduled improvements and essential maintenance to be conducted throughout the building.Library services will remain available at the Ulladulla Library and Visitors Centre from 10am - 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 2pm Saturdays while the library website can also be used to request items.Constructed in 1871, the Milton Library is a heritage listed building meaning the changes to the building will be collated i...
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Shoalhaven City Council Rangers impounded over 60 abandoned shopping trolleys during a routine ‘round up’ in and around the Nowra CBD last Thursday 18 August. The issue of abandoned trolleys was again highlighted recently when a trolley was allegedly thrown from the Jane Street Overpass onto the Princes Highway at Nowra.Shoalhaven City Council Rangers Manager, Michael Jarman said he was alarmed with the increase in abandoned trolleys saying the previous ‘round up’ in February resulted in less th...
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Shoalhaven City Council is undertaking a cleanup of the stored boats along Callala Bay boat ramp, reserve and beach.The increasing number of private dinghies being stored throughout the area has begun to interrupt routine maintenance activity as well as general beach and reserve usage.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said Council’s Foreshore Policy recognises the character the stored boats provide the area saying contractors had been engaged to install new timber rail storage areas to h...
Read more about Council to provide upgraded Callala Bay boat storage facilities
Shoalhaven City Council West Street Oval Management Committee member, Sharen Balazic has received the AFL NSW/ACT Volunteer of the Year Award.Ms Balazic receives the award after 16 years service to the development of junior AFL on the South Coast.Having become involved in the sport when her son started playing in 1995 Ms Balazic has since served as Chair of the South Coast AFL Junior Committee, Board Member of the South Coast AFL and Nowra Blues Junior Committee member.Shoalhaven City Council Ma...
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