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Lake Conjola Update
On 16th June 2019 Council commenced works to temporarily open a channel to allow Lake Conjola to drain into the ocean. The specific objectives of the work being to flush the lake, scour sand out of the lake and allow the lake levels to lower by at least 300mm. Council worked with local subcontractors and two community representatives Dirk Treloar and Cathy Ardron who volunteered to be inducted onto the worksite and monitor the works from a community perspective. This channel has now been o...
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Council Celebrates Shoalhaven Animal Shelter Birthday
The Shoalhaven Animal Shelter celebrates its first birthday as a Council managed facility and Mayor Amanda Findley said the success of the business is made possible by the wonderful community support and the efforts of staff at the shelter.  "I am so proud of the staff at the Animal Shelter and how the community has supported the shelter throughout the first year," Clr Findley said.  "In the first 12 months, the euthanasia rate of healthy animals has been...
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NAIDOC Week celebrations in the Shoalhaven
On Monday, 8 July Shoalhaven City Council kicked off NAIDOC week with a special morning tea celebrating this year’s theme - Voice, Treaty, Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future. Celebrated across Australia each July NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is a great opportunity to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and to participate in activities ...
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Holiday Haven Trail Blazing in Tourism
Shoalhaven City Council’s Holiday Haven Parks has been acknowledged as innovators in tourism awarded runner-up in the Trailblazer Award at the 2019 Tourism Innovators Conference on the Gold Coast, Queensland.   Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley said that this a great achievement for the network Council owned caravan parks that showcase the beautiful region.  This award was the highest accolade at the 2019 Tourism Innovators Conference and it is a great achievement for the Hol...
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Shoalhaven artists awarded professional development grants
Shoalhaven City Council is excited to announce four winners of the Shoalhaven Arts Board Professional Development Grants.  The Shoalhaven Arts Board have awarded four Professional Development Grants to local artists.  The 2018/19 Professional Development Grant Program offered grants of up to $3,000 to individuals or small groups to undertake activities that helped to improve their skills and knowledge within their chosen art field.  10 applications were received maki...
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Plastic Free July - will you accept the challenge?
Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging residents to get on board and accept the Plastic Free Challenge this July. Plastic Free July is an Australian initiative that asks people try a day, week or whole month without plastic – either by seeking alternatives for a few key items (water bottles, plastic bags, straws, takeaway containers) or going cold turkey on everything single use. Single-use plastic is anything that is intended to be used once then thrown away. If all single-use ...
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New rules for responsible animal welfare in NSW
Shoalhaven City Council encourages anyone selling or giving away cats or dogs to be aware that the rules around this activity are changing. From 1 July 2019 a new identification system must be used when selling or giving away cats or dogs in NSW. Failure to comply with the new identification system could result in on-the-spot fines or court summons, where a maximum penalty of $5,500 applies. From 1 July 2019, if you are selling or giving away cats or dogs, all advertising will need to incl...
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Big Things Coming to Bomaderry
Shoalhaven City Council’s brand new, state-of-the-art Indoor Sporting Centre is nearing completion with the project to be completed in late 2019. Mayor Amanda Findley who has visited the site regularly said the new multi-purpose stadium will bring big opportunities to bring the community together, both socially and through sport.  “When it is finished later this year the $16.5 million facilities will cater to multiple sports including basketball, volleyball, futsal, n...
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Lake Conjola Update  – Rainfall and Lake Levels
Council is continuing to monitor the situation at Lake Conjola with a further 56mm of rainfall overnight. It is noted that most of rain occurred along the coastal fringe and not in the catchment. The Lake has increased a total of 5 cm and levels sit at 0.89 (m AHD). No further significant rainfall is expected from today. Crews and machinery remain on standby and the situation is being closely watched. Council staff have been on site yesterday and today. Council has also been closely mon...
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Lake Conjola- Lake Levels and Opening
Shoalhaven City Council acknowledges the ongoing concerns raised by residents regarding the situation at Lake Conjola and the difficult night that some residents have experienced given the recent rainfall. Despite the rainfall experienced overnight, the Lake level is currently sitting at 0.86m. The Lake levels have not yet reached the required Planned Opening trigger level, however, the weather is being closely watched and crews and machinery are currently on standby, should the trigger level...
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