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Shoalhaven City Council receives commendation at the Cities Power Partnership Awards
Shoalhaven City Council is proud to announce their Charging Ahead with Renewables Project received a ‘Highly Commended’ award, at the Cities Power Partnership National Awards held in Sydney on the 29 August 2019. The Awards are initiated by the Climate Council and recognise outstanding achievements by local government working to alleviate climate change. The Mayor is pleased Shoalhaven City has been recognised in these prestigious awards. Shoalhaven City was nominated for the R...
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Driving in wet weather conditions
With wet weather conditions set in, it’s a timely reminder for all motorists to slow down when weather conditions deteriorate and drive with caution. Travelling on wet or icy roads increases the risk of a crash, even for an experienced motorist on roads they know well. Shoalhaven City Council Traffic Officer Kym Snow is reminding residents that travelling on wet or icy roads increases the risk of a crash even for an experienced motorist on roads they know well.  “From 2...
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Shoalhaven City Council Makes the Finals of National Climate Award
Shoalhaven City Council is sprinting ahead on the national stage with their renewable energy efforts. Council’s ‘Charging Ahead with Renewables’ project has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Cities Power Partnership Awards. The Charging Ahead with Renewables project was selected from a competitive field of entries from across the nation achieving a place in the final nine entries. Mayor Amanda Findley was not surprised by the announcement with Shoalhaven City Coun...
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Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards 2019
Mayor Amanda Findley has congratulated NAIDOC awards recipients and organisers of the 2019 NAIDOC award in a special Mayoral Minute at Council’s Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday, 27 August 2019. Mayor Findley hailed this year’s event a success for the Shoalhaven and praised partnering Council’s involvement in the awards. “It’s great to see these awards are getting bigger and bigger every year, not just with attendee numbers but also award nominations.” Clr Fi...
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Paws and Read this International Dog Day
Dogs big and small are helping Shoalhaven children break down reading barriers every week in Shoalhaven Libraries. Paws ‘n’ Tales is a literacy program, provided in partnership with Paws Pet Therapy, for primary aged children who may be experiencing reading difficulties, low self-esteem or learning difficulties.   Catherine Horsley has been volunteering her dogs in the program for the last four years, and she can’t believe the progress that...
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Tech Savvy Seniors
Shoalhaven Libraries is pleased to announce their highly anticipated technology classes during September, thanks to two government grants. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said soon children around the Shoalhaven will be asking their grandparents for digital advice, with the new Tech Savvy Seniors Program and Be Connected classes. “These great classes enable those who are aged 55 or better to embrace new technologies and stay connected,” Clr Findley said. “...
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Water Supply Update
With the last significant rainfall in the Shoalhaven catchment occurring in June, the natural flows in the Shoalhaven River have dropped to below 90 megalitres per day and water restrictions may be necessary in the next month.  The previous water restrictions were removed in December 2018 following significant rainfall and with regular falls since that time, there has been no need to impose restrictions.   This is despite the drought conditions being experienced in other parts of ...
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Not all heroes wear capes
Young readers across the Shoalhaven are dusting off their superhero capes as Book Week 2019 approaches with this year’s theme, My Secret Power, celebrating superheroes and their power to get children reading. Book week celebrates Australian children’s literature with book character parades, library displays and competitions. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is looking forward to Book Week, as this is one of her favourite library events of the year. “Book We...
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Connecting Pathways Bawley Point and Kioloa
Shoalhaven City Council will assist the Bawley Point and Kioloa community to sustain its Community Connect Share Pathway project into the future by entering into a 20-year licence agreement with the Australian National University (ANU). Mayor Amanda Findley said the Council decision was made at Council’s ordinary meeting on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 and will enable to the pathway to continue south of the “Mud Holes/Shelley Beach ” carpark on Murramarang Road  . “Th...
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 40th Anniversary of Shoalhaven City
Shoalhaven City Council held a special morning tea to celebrate 40 years of being proclaimed a city with former senior staff and councillors at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Thursday, 1 August. The morning tea heard from keynote speakers such as Shoalhaven City's longest-serving Councilor, Councillor Greg Watson. Clr Watson was the first Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council and led the Council through the significant change in 1979.  Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findl...
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