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Freedom of Entry Parade Nowra this Friday
Hundreds are expected to join Shoalhaven residents lining the street of Nowra at this year’s Freedom of Entry event on Friday, 23 November. Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging residents from around the region to attend the historic event and cheer on Royal Australian Navy personnel as they march through the streets and join them afterwards in a street party celebration in the Nowra CBD. “We are very excited to have both HMA Ship’s Albatross and Creswell personnel march...
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Statement: Car Parking Waiver
On 30 October 2018, Council adopted a new policy position to waive the requirement for an applicant to supply additional car parking required by a change of use development in traditional retail centres.  This also means that in certain centres developer contributions for car parking projects will not be charged.  The policy aims to facilitate greater retail and employment opportunities across Shoalhaven and is in place for a 2-year trial period.    For further ...
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Shoalhaven Tourism’s, Coralie Bell takes top job at Australian Regional Tourism
Coralie Bell, Tourism Manager at Shoalhaven City Council was announced as the new Chair of the Board for Australian Regional Tourism (ART) at their annual conference in the Tweed at the end of October. ART is the peak national body representing regional tourism practitioners and acts as a hub for collaboration, cooperation, ideas generation, knowledge sharing, and networking. Coralie’s experience as Tourism Manager in the Shoalhaven over the last three years has held her in great stead ...
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NSW State Library wants Shoalhaven to take a selfie and help make history!
 A ‘selfie’ booth will be set up at Nowra Library from November 16 to 29 so that Shoalhaven residents can become part of the biggest public display in history at the State Library of NSW. #NewSelfWales is an exciting new project which turns everyday selfies from Instagram into an immersive exhibition experience where you’ll be able to find yourself in the Library – literally! State Librarian Dr John Vallance says, “We’re asking people from all ...
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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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