Entries for September 2015
September 29, 2015
Shoalhaven Libraries are encouraging the local community to take advantage of some great bargains at the upcoming book sale to be held as part of Booktober celebrations.
The sale, to be held at the Nowra School of Arts from 9.30am – 5pm on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October, will see hundreds of preloved library books up for sale.
All books will be available for $1 while local residents with a healthy appetite for reading will also able to fill up a calico library bag ...
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September 29, 2015
Shoalhaven City Council has launched the ‘Scores on Doors’ program to assist local residents in ensuring they are eating at a safe, clean and hygienic eating establishment.
Scores on Doors is the NSW hygiene and food safety scoring program that displays the results of food premises regular inspections.
Under the new program, local residents will gain an understanding of how local restaurants, takeaway shops, bakeries, pub bistros and other food businesses are complying with foo...
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September 24, 2015
Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging local residents to join the fight against littering over the upcoming warmer months.
Council’s Ranger Services, in conjunction with the EPA, have developed a sticker to be placed on the inside of the windscreen or visor prompting the driver to report littering from vehicles.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said the sticker also provides the necessary contact details for Council’s Rangers to ensure that local residents are able to report any instances o...
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September 23, 2015
Shoalhaven Libraries have welcomed the results from their recent Customer Service Survey after receiving over 800 responses to the questionnaire.
The survey results will be used to drive further planning and assist in the provision of key services as outlined by the community.
Manager of Shoalhaven Libraries, Sarah Taylor said the survey provided staff with some very interesting data and highlighted a number of areas for potential change.
“Shoalhaven Libraries undertook the recent...
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September 21, 2015
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has congratulated the staff at the Bay and Basin Leisure Centre after receiving the AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre Award at the NSW Water Safety Awards.
The annual AUSTSWIM awards identify and honour individual AUSTSWIM teachers, presenters and recognised Swim Centres from across the country on their contributions to aquatic education and water safety.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said the award was further recognition of the outstanding professionalism an...
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September 17, 2015
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding local residents to ensure their property is clearly numbered and visible from the road.
It is a requirement that landowners have their house number clearly displayed and visible from the road to ensure that emergency service personnel are able to effectively locate the property in an emergency.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was recommended that residents use a reflective surface and ensure numbers are at least 75 mm in height in order to maximise att...
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September 17, 2015
Shoalhaven City Council is reminding pet owners that dogs must be kept under effective control at all times when in a public place.
The reminder comes as Council continues a three month trial into off leash dog areas on Narrawallee Beach.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said it was imperative that dog owner’s maintained control of their pets at all times including when being walked at off leash areas.
“The trial of off leash dog areas on Narrawallee Beach has been very successful so far ...
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September 17, 2015
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre will be hosting an interactive exhibition, The Garden of Forking Paths, revisiting examples of the earliest computer games from this Saturday 19 September.
Curated by Neil Jenkins and presented by dLux MediaArts, The Garden of Forking Paths, will combine the computer games and hardware of yesteryear with the latest in modern technology.
Featuring 10 historic and contemporary art works, the exhibition reunites these games with historic equipment in a fun and exci...
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September 16, 2015
Shoalhaven City Council has engaged Hawkins Civil Constructions to undertake infrastructure development works within the Jerberra Estate, Tomerong.
After initially being created as a paper sub division, new planning controls announced by the NSW State Government last year have enabled up to 87 dwellings to be built within the Jerberra Estate.
The upcoming works will see the construction of 4.6 kilometres of sealed roads, fire trails and driveway crossings as well as stormwater and electric...
Read more about Council awards Jerberra Estate infrastructure works tender
September 15, 2015
Shoalhaven City Council has re-elected Councillor John Wells as Deputy Mayor during this afternoon’s Ordinary Meeting.
Councillor Wells was elected unopposed in the position for the third straight year while Councillor Alan Baptist was also unopposed in retaining the position of Assistant Deputy Mayor.
Mayor, Joanna Gash congratulated the Councillors on the retention of their positions saying both Councillor Wells and Councillor Baptist brought a wealth of experience to the roles.
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