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Shoalhaven City Council is again reminding local residents to avoid unnecessary contact with stormwater and waterways affected by the recent floods. Much of the Shoalhaven fell victim to flash flooding and stormwater overflow last week as parts of the area received over 400mm of rain in under three days. Council’s Acting Environmental Services Manager, Isabelle Ghetti said local residents were being reminded to continue to avoid contact with waterways and stormwater affected by the f...
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Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the Comerong Island Ferry is currently out of service after the cables were impacted by flood debris in the recent heavy rains. It is anticipated that the Ferry, which received damage to the drive cables after being struck by debris and river navigation markers, will again be operating by Monday afternoon. Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Ferry was back in the river after being secured to the river bank throughout yesterday’s flood ...
Read more about Comerong Island Ferry damaged by flood debris
Shoalhaven City Council is continuing the clean-up effort days after the area was lashed by heavy rains as the result of an east coast low weather pattern. With the EOC having now closed the SES have confirmed that the evacuation order at Sussex Inlet has been lifted however there is still water over many low lying areas of the Shoalhaven. Council outdoor staff are continuing with the urgent patching of potholes in the most affected areas.  There remains a number of areas with road...
Read more about Council continuing clean up following recent rains
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is calling on the community to donate and assist local residents affected by the recent rains. The Shoalhaven has been buffeted by heavy rains over the past few days with over 70 local homes affected by flooding in Sussex Inlet, Sanctuary Point and Shoalhaven Heads. The rising floodwater has also had an effect on the area’s farmers with a number of local properties suffering damage and losing valuable feed. Council will be making assistan...
Read more about Mayor’s relief Fund launched to assist flood affected local residents
Shoalhaven City Council will waive tipping disposal costs for local residents with flood damaged goods as a result of the recent heavy rains. Local residents wishing to dispose of flood waste must bring proof of property address through either a rates notice or other identification to one of the area’s waste depots. “The Shoalhaven has been buffeted by heavy rains for the past few days with parts of the area receiving up to an incredible 470mm in just over 36 hours,” said...
Read more about Free tipping at Council waste depots to assist in clean up
Shoalhaven City Council staff are continuing to monitor lake and river levels across the Shoalhaven as the recently received heavy rainfalls continue to ease. The Shoalhaven has been buffeted in recent days as the result of an east coast low weather system sitting just off the coastline with parts of the Shoalhaven having received over 470mm of rain in 36 hours. Council staff are continuing to monitor flood affected roads throughout the City with many of the affected areas beginning to re-...
Read more about Mayor provides flood clean up update
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has dismissed rumours the Shoalhaven River Bridge will close this afternoon.  Mayor, Gash said that local residents had contacted Council concerned that the Bridge would be closing at 4pm. The Mayor said that despite the area receiving significant flood water there was no threat to the bridge saying it would remain permanently open. “I am not sure how this rumour started however I can confirm beyond any doubt that the Shoalhaven Rive...
Read more about Mayor, Gash confirms Shoalhaven River Bridge to remain open
Issued 12:55pm, Wednesday 26 August 2015 Shoalhaven City Council is continuing to work closely with local emergency service organisations in overcoming the current flash flooding and stormwater overflows throughout the area. The EOC remains open with representatives from Council, Shoalhaven Water, SES, RFS, NSW Police, Energy, Welfare and the Department of Primary Industries in attendance. With flood waters affecting the entire Shoalhaven, Council has staff in the field report...
Read more about Wet weather update
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash is reminding local residents to take care when driving on the area’s roads. The reminder comes as parts of the Shoalhaven have received over 400mm of rain in the past 36 hours making driving conditions extremely dangerous in parts of the City. “It is important that local residents limit their use of local roads and only drive when completely necessary,” said Clr Gash. “If people do need to travel then it is vitally impor...
Read more about Mayor, Gash reminding residents to abide by signage during rain period
Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the Shoalhaven River is continuing to rise rapidly as a result of the continuing rains. The Bureau of Meteorology is currently predicting flood peaks at 9am this morning and 3pm this afternoon. The current flood level is 3.8 metres at Nowra Bridge as of 10:13 am this morning and the Bureau predicts it will be around 4 metres by 3 pm. Acting Environmental Services Manager, Isabelle Ghetti said that Nowra, Terara, Shoalhaven Heads a...
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