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Find Out What is Happening In Your Neighbourhood
Shoalhaven City Council is inviting the community to attend one of three information evenings to hear first-hand what is happening in our City now and into the future.  This is your chance to find out what Council is planning for your neighbourhood and hear about all the latest strategies and plans. Learn the facts direct from specialists in their field. The three community information evenings will be held between 6pm to 8pm on the following days: Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Nowra Schoo...
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New Director Welcomed
Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council Clr Amanda Findley has welcomed the new Director of Finance, Corporate and Community Services, Mr Stephen Dunshea to the Shoalhaven.  Mr Dunshea commenced at Council on 30 April 2018.  Mr Dunshea brings extensive experience to the role having held senior management positions at Woollahra Council as Director of Corporate Services; Wagga City Council as Director of both Corporate Service and Infrastructure Services, and at Blacktown City Council as the...
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Shoalhaven Family Day Care Receive Funding
Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed the announcement of funding for the Shoalhaven Family Day Care under the Federal Government’s Department of Education and Training Community Child Care Fund Grant. The three-year funding totaling $263,725 will assist Council in operating the family day care service which continues to rate excellent National Quality Standards when audited. The funding aims to reduce barriers to accessing child care, particularly in disadvantaged, regional and remot...
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Bridge Funding Welcomed
Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s $155 million commitment to funding the Nowra Bridge under the federal government’s budget announcement. This brings the freight and traffic solutions for the Shoalhaven River crossings a step closer to reality. Deputy Mayor Councillor Patricia White and Chair of South East Australian Transport Strategy (SEATS) said, “This announcement is very pleasing for the Shoalhaven community and means that the who...
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Shoalhaven River Levee Flood Damage Restoration Project to Commence
Shoalhaven City Council has commenced the Shoalhaven River Levee Flood Damage Restoration 2017 Project at Terara and Comerong Island adjacent to the Shoalhaven River this month. This is a staged project and the remaining levees at Numbaa and Terara would be repaired at second stage. The levee re-construction work is expected to commence on 16 April 2018 and will affect Terara and Comerong Island residents due to truckloads of rock and soil being transported to the area. The project will be co...
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Council Offers Training Pathways
Shoalhaven City Council is gaining a reputation as a leading employer in the region that offers excellent training pathways for young people, currently employing 57 apprentices, trainees and cadets. This group of employees equates to 5.64% of the Council workforce and is part of Council’s evolving active youth employment strategy for the Shoalhaven. Trainee, apprentice and cadet positions are available in a variety of areas such as Assets and Works, Shoalhaven Water, Finance and Corp...
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Youth Week - Bring it On
Shoalhaven City Council is celebrating Youth Week on 13 - 22 April 2018.  There are several free activities during Youth Week which also falls on the school holidays that our youth can get involved in. Youth Week aims to celebrate the valuable contribution young people make to our communities. Some of the activities happening during the week including: Be Heard - Mayor Amanda Findley is holding three Mayor Chats with Pizza for young people aged 13 - 20 years. Do you want to have a ...
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Raised Pedestrian Crossing – Various Sites
Shoalhaven City Council will be constructing six Raised Pedestrian Crossings throughout the Shoalhaven during April 2018. The works have been identified as part of the NSW Pedestrian Around Schools Program with funding provided by the NSW Government. The cost of the works is estimated to be $300,000.00 and includes the provision for raised pedestrian crossings along with new line marking, signage and adjustments to the existing footpaths. The bulk of the works are scheduled to take place o...
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Affordable Housing Strategy Launched
To meet the future need of planning for affordable housing in the Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven City Council today launched its Affordable Housing Strategy. The Affordable Housing Strategy defines affordable housing in this context as, “Housing that is appropriate for the needs of a range of very low to moderate income households and priced so that these households are also able to meet other basic living costs such as food, clothing, transport, medical care, and education”. As a rule of...
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Droning in on Rubbish
Shoalhaven City Council is taking the drastic step of adopting the use of drones to find illegal rubbish dumping sites. The innovative new program will see a drone being used to assist in finding dumped rubbish in hard to get to areas of the bush and to assist in finding access points to clean up the rubbish. Rangers Unit Manager Michael Jarman said that this is just another step to combat what is becoming a big issue in the Shoalhaven. “Council is intending to use a qual...
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