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Lake Conjola an ICOLL
Given the recent debate around this issue, Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents and visitors that Lake Conjola is an ICOLL - an Intermittently Closed and Open Lake or Lagoon, and there are a range of important considerations given this designation. Under the NSW Coastal Management Act 2016, the preference for this type of lake is to maintain natural processes and not modify ICOLL entrances. ICOLLs are complex systems adapted to varying conditions, including water level and degree...
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Danjera Dam
  Following extensive community engagement and stakeholder discussions, a report about the management of Danjera Dam was presented to Council on Tuesday, 13th November. It was determined that Council would proceed with undertaking a planning process to seek zoning of the site for appropriate use based on a concept plan which includes limited camping opportunities. “Funding and commitment from both a Local and State Government level will be required to fully develop th...
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Annual Community Survey Results
The annual community survey results are in. The annual phone survey, conducted by IRIS, uses a random sample of Shoalhaven's demographic makeup, to seek feedback on Council’s performance. The survey also assesses the community's overall well-being and feelings about their life and environment in general. Mayor Amanda Findley said the survey presented interesting outcomes Council and the community. "The Shoalhaven's Happiness index was a score of 83.1, which is ...
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Low-Cost Loan Initiative to provide boost for Council and Moss Vale Road Urban Release Area
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor  Amanda Findley and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP  today announced  funding for the Moss Vale Road Urban Release Area to kick-start essential infrastructure for one of the Shoalhaven’s newest communities.  Shoalhaven City Council has committed to funding the upfront costs for the acquisition of land for the purpose of Public Open Space in the URA by using loan fund...
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Council Celebrated National Recycling Week
Shoalhaven City Council is celebrating National Recycling Week from 12-18 November 2018 with ‘Buy it Back’ Open Day at the West Nowra Depot and a series of free workshops.  Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging Shoalhaven residents to become waste warriors and enjoy one of the National Recycling Week events.  “National Recycling Week is an opportunity for residents to brush up on their knowledge around recycling at home, at work or in your community,” Cr Fin...
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Have Your Say on the Top 20 Amenities
 Shoalhaven City Council is seeking community feedback on the top 20 public amenities projects with a community survey now open on Council’s Get Involved website. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging residents to have their say before Wednesday 21, November 2018 about the amenities you would like to see improved. “Council currently maintains 119 public toilets throughout the Shoalhaven and these assets require various stages of works including buildi...
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Take 3 for the Sea Trucks
Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed two new ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ litter trucks to its fleet ahead of the busy summer season. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said she is thrilled the decorated trucks are promoting such an important message to visitors. “Take 3 for the sea is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages beachgoers to take three pieces of rubbish when you visit, a great campaign to remind visitors to keep our beaches clean. “These tru...
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Feedback Invited on the Public Amenities Priority List
  Shoalhaven City Council recently readopted its next 20 projects in relation to public amenities and is now seeking feedback from the community.  To find out more and provide feedback, please visit the Public Amenities Priority List project page on Council's community engagement platform, Get Involved Shoalhaven.  Visit the project page... Posted in: Community, Engagement, Infrastructure, Current Projects
Council introduces chemical free weed control
Shoalhaven City Council has introduced the use of a saturated steam weed control machine, allowing their Weed Biosecurity Unit to control weeds that would normally be treated with herbicides.   Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said that the technology had been embraced by a number of inner-city Sydney Councils as an alternative means of managing weedy vegetation in an urban environment.  “Shoalhaven City Council have embraced this new technology and it show...
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Council's Powerful Buddies Partnership Awarded
Shoalhaven City Council has taken out top honours for their knowledge sharing at the inaugural national Cities Power Partnership Summit Awards. Shoalhaven Council staff coordinated the South East NSW Council’s Buddy Group, joining forces with Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Wingecarribee and Kiama Councils.  The Knowledge Sharing Award recognised the Buddy Group as being an active regional network to share ideas and learn from others working on similar issues relating to climate disrupti...
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