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Shoalhaven Beachwatch Results
Shoalhaven City Council is proud that local beaches monitored by the Beachwatch program have again been assessed with the highest rating achievable. The Office of Environment and Heritage released the State of the Beaches Report, 2017-2018 this month – an annual scorecard of the summertime water quality at 260 popular NSW beaches and swimming spots. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said the standard of our beaches in the region is very high. “Nine out of the 10 o...
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Shoalhaven Water’s, Carmel Krogh awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia
Carmel Krogh, Director of Water at Shoalhaven City Council, has been recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Honours, being awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her outstanding service to civil engineering across the South Coast and NSW. Ms Krogh has proudly served Shoalhaven Water for over eleven years and is recognised as an expert across the industry. Ms Krogh is widely respected as a trailblazer for the Shoalhaven and the Water Industry as a whole, leading forward-thinking projec...
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Senior's Week
Shoalhaven City Council is hosting NSW Seniors Festival 2019 from Wednesday, 13 February 2019 – Sunday, 24 February 2019 with the theme ‘Love your Life’, the festival celebrates older people in the community and encourages them to live active and connected lives. NSW Seniors Festival is designed to thank, celebrate and recognise seniors for the role they play and the contributions they make to the NSW Community. Every year during NSW Seniors Festival, government, community a...
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Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Grant Success
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery is celebrating their success on two grant funding announcements, securing almost $700,000 towards specific projects at the gallery in the last six months. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said NSW and Commonwealth funding has played an important role in the next chapter for the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery.  “I want to thank both NSW Government and the Department of Communications and Arts for these funding announcements without boosts like...
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Reminder to keep your Pet Rego Details Up to Date
Shoalhaven Animal Shelter Staff are reminding pet owners to keep their registration records up to date as this assists with returning lost animals. From the 1st December to now more than 81 lost dogs and cats have entered the Shelter.  More than 40 animals were returned to their owners over the period and 33 stray animals have found new forever homes. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said Shoalhaven residents are generally responsible pet owners and praised them for t...
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Lake Conjola Entrance Update
Shoalhaven City Council has continued works to create a pilot channel along the northern alignment of Lake Conjola, as identified in the Lake Conjola Interim Entrance Management Policy. This continued work follows on from works just prior to Christmas, where a preparatory channel was established to meet any emergency scenarios that looked possible having regard to rainfall and storm events that had either occurred or were predicted at that time. The pilot channel works carried out prior to Ch...
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Shoalhaven Australia Day Ambassador Announced
Shoalhaven’s Australia Day Ambassador Announced Shoalhaven City Council is excited to announce this year’s Shoalhaven Australia Day Ambassador, Mr Peter Wilkins,  as the region gears up to celebrate the annual event. Mr Wilkins, an all-rounder sports broadcaster is set to deliver an Australia Day address at the 2019 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony on Thursday, 24 January 2018. Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is excited that ‘Wilko&rsquo...
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Joint Statement - Conjola Community Association and Council Lake Conjola
Today Acting General Manager Stephen Dunshea, Clr White, Clr Pakes and Council staff meet with representatives of the Conjola Community Association to discuss Lake Conjola. The focus of discussions was on the recent planned opening of the Lake and concerns related to the minor flooding around the foreshore, which has been affecting Council infrastructure, private properties and reserves. The meeting also reviewed prevailing Lake conditions and possible next step actions available to both C...
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Shoalhaven City Council General Manager Russ Pigg Retires
Today Council’s General Manager Russ Pigg has announced his retirement plans to the Mayor and Councillors. Russ has advised that he will continue working in February and March before a period of long service leave and retire from 10/8/19. After spending over 42 years in the industry with 27 years of this as either a Shire Clerk or General Manager, the time has come to move into retirement. Russ Pigg said “I have enjoyed serving the Shoalhaven community since July 2001 as the As...
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Lake Conjola will be Opened
Shoalhaven City Council will commence preparing the pilot channel for the manual opening of Lake Conjola over the next two days Wednesday, 19 December and Thursday, 20 December in preparation for the lake opening. It is expected that the lake opening will occur on Friday, 21 December at the ebb tide. The opening will be located on the northern side of the spit due to the presence of Shorebirds in the area. Shane Pickering Acting Environmental Service Manager said "Council has been wor...
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