Shoalhaven City Council Media Releases

Shoalhaven Feature Batonbearers Announced
In the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, the Shoalhaven is excited to be hosting The Queen’s Baton Relay on Monday, 5 February 2018.  The Shoalhaven City Council is excited to announce our feature batonbearers who will carry the Queen’s Baton on a relay through the streets of Nowra.   Batonbearer 1 - Name: Susan Courtney Nomination Story:  Susan has been a volunteer firefighter with the RFS for over 17 years. Helping with major disasters/fires not only in her...
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Rockfield Park” Development Application refused by the Land and Environment Court
This morning the Land and Environment Court has upheld the Joint Regional Planning Panel and Council’s decision and refused the Development Application for 801 Kangaroo Valley Road, Bellawongarah known as “Rockfield Park”.   The Court outlined that the development did not meet the requirements of clause 5.13 of the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 and as a consequence may not be considered to be an eco-tourist facility. The Court also supported a number...
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Nominations called for 2018 Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards
Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging people to nominate a community member to the 2018 Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards/Shoalhaven Medals and acknowledge their contribution to the City.   The community is invited to nominate people in one of six categories including: Citizen Award – 25 years and older. Young Citizen Award – 24 years and under. Sports Person Award – 19 years and older. Junior Sports Person Award&nb...
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Council celebrates Children's Week - 21-29 October
Shoalhaven City Council is celebrating Children’s Week from 21-29 October with 12 events being held across the region. Mayor, Amanda Findley, is encouraging children, parents and carers to enjoy the upcoming Children’s Week events. “Children’s week is a national program recognising the talents, skills and achievements of the youngest residents in the Shoalhaven.” “Council plays an important role in hosting a range of events and experiences for the you...
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Council Appoints New Director of Assets and Works
Shoalhaven City Council has announced the appointment of a new Director of Assets and Works, Paul Keech.    Council’s General Manager Russ Pigg said, “We are excited to welcome Paul back to the Shoalhaven. Paul is well known within the Shoalhaven having worked for Council for thirteen years from 1991-2004 in the roles of Pavement Engineer, Construction Engineer and Construction Manager.”   Paul brings a wealth of experience and local knowl...
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Roads Funding Success
Shoalhaven City Council has been successful in gaining funding from federal and state government bodies to assist in developing road projects in the 2017-2018 and 2018-109 financial years.  Four new Australian Government Blackspot Program projects have been approved totalling $1,175,000 which include: Safety improvements along Jervis Bay Road   Single lane mountable roundabout at the intersection of Paradise Beach Road and Kingsford Smith Crescent, Sanctuary Point Safety i...
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Council supports National Indigenous Football Championships
Shoalhaven City Council has agreed to support the National Indigenous Football Championships to be held later this year with in kind and financial support. A deputation was heard from Mr Bernie McLeod one of the organisers of the National Indigenous Football Championships asking for support with the games. Council agreed to help with all maintenance to be undertaken prior to the games as well as a cash donation. Mayor Amanda Findley said, “Last year I met some of the athlet...
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Learn to Ride Sussex Inlet Launched
Shoalhaven City Council, in partnership with Sussex Inlet community groups have launched the new Learn to Ride facility at Thompson Street Sporting Complex, Sussex Inlet. The project received funding from three partners including $20,000 from the Gilmore Stronger Communities Program Federal Funding from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; $5000 from Sussex Inlet Rotary and the bulk of the funding $65,000 from Shoalhaven City Council’s minor improvements budget. ...
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Special Rate Variation Proposal
Shoalhaven City Council debated a proposal for the continuation of the Special Rate Variation. Council adopted to move forward to continue the path of ensuring ongoing financial sustainability, however a rescission motion was put forward by Clr Pakes, Clr Waston and Clr Proudfoot. This means that the matter will again be debated at a further meeting to be held in the coming weeks. The special rate proposal is as follows: 1.That Council retain the 13.2% special rate variation, approved a...
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Not for Profits Reap Benefits from Clubsgrants
Not-for-profit organisations have benefited from the 2017 Shoalhaven ClubGRANTS.  ClubGRANTS is a shared State Government-Club Industry program, funded by a 1.85% gaming machine tax rebate provided by the State Government to those registered clubs with gaming machine profits more than $1 million per annum.  Registered clubs with annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1 million are to apply 0.75% of those funds to Category 1 purposes.  A local committee administered by Shoalha...
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