The Basin Villages Forum meets on the 3rd Monday of each month, except December & January.
Where: St Georges Basin Community Centre, Meriton Street, St Georges Basin
Time: 7.15 pm for a 7.30 start - 9.00 pm finish
This is your Forum - a non-political meeting place for residents & local business operators. If you are being affected by or are interested in development issues, roads, drainage, public safety, provision/lack of amenities, social issues, traffic, environmental matters and other local government matters, in your village or street, please come along and let us know at the Basin Villages Forum. Membership is FREE, and supper is provided during the evening. The Forum's catchment covers the 'villages' on the St Georges Basin estuary - Bream Beach, Wrights Beach, Erowal Bay, Old Erowal Bay, Sanctuary Point, St Georges Basin, & Basin View.

Next Forum meeting - Monday 16th May, 2022.


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Book Now! Autumn Home Sustainability Workshop!
Dear ReNewsable Readers
We are pleased to announce the second round of workshops for our 2022 Home Sustainability Autumn/Winter program, are now available for bookings.
Composting at Home NOWRA | Saturday 21 May Find out how easy it is to successfully transform household wastes into quality compost, a valuable plant food that improves all aspects of soil health. This 3 hour workshop, explains the main principals of composting and provides you with the necessary skills to create, maintain, troubleshoot and use compost. At the completion of the workshop, you will be given a validated "Compost Coupon" which entitles your household to receive, at no charge, one compost bin and kitchen tidy.
Organic Vegetable Gardening at Home NOWRA | Saturday 28 May Food grown using organic methods is healthier for you and for the environment. Learn the fundamental concepts and basic skills to grow your own organic vegetables at home. This workshop includes, what to consider when choosing a site, managing water, planting, fertilising naturally and mulching. We will also demonstrate the No-Dig gardening method.
Introduction to Worm Farming NOWRA | Saturday 28 May This workshop will teach you the practical skills to set up and maintain a healthy worm farm at home. What sort of worms go in a worm farm? What do they eat and how much? Just how do worms convert your kitchen scraps to garden gold? Come along and find out the answers!
Please note tickets for all workshops are $10. Click here for more information and bookings.
More workshop announcements, including Nowra coming soon!
Know a friend who may be interested?  Forward them this invite. See button below.

BOOK NOW! Home Sustainability Workshops
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Letters needed re Shoalhaven Hospital and understaffing.
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here for more info.
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The future of waste management starts here and now in the Shoalhaven
Council's Waste Services team are thrilled that construction has commenced on the new Bioelektra Australia's Resource Recovery Facility. This facility, will revolutionise the way domestic waste is managed in the Shoalhaven. In an Australia first, this technologically advanced system will see over 90% of the contents of your red bin being diverted from landfill and recycled, and re-purposed in a variety of ways. Shoalhaven's landfill space will be exhausted within 10 years and the Bioelektra system will extend the landfill lifespan to approximately 50 years. No other available kerbside collection system, has the capacity to achieve this level of landfill diversion. The Bioelektra facility is another example of how the Waste Services team continue to embrace the best possible waste management solutions, now and into the future. Find out more about this incredible, new waste management system here.
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Recycling batteries is now even easier.
There are currently over 150 million loose or removable used batteries being stored in homes across the country just waiting to be disposed of. Now, more and more major retailers are participating in a nationwide scheme that allow customers to drop off their household batteries for recycling. Find your nearest drop off point here. Batteries contain zinc, lithium and other valuable resources which we want out of our environment and captured for recycling. There's plenty of other reasons why we should recycle batteries. Find out more here.

Something not right? Snap & Send!
Have you seen illegal dumping in your area? What about overflowing park bins or discarded trolleys? These are just some of many issues that can be easily reported to the correct authority via an App called 'Snap Send Solve'. Whether you are in a local sports field or enjoying one of our majestic coastal walks, this App allows you to use your smart phone to report an incident on the spot. The reporting process is done in seconds. No complicated web forms or waiting on the phone.  Find out more here.

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Norm and Maureen Webb won the Shoalhaven Australia Day Environment Award presented on 31st January, 2022
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‘Recovery into Resilience Project’ - for full details click here.
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The new playground in Blackett Park Reserve on the waterfront at SGB has been extremely well received with lots of parents and children using the reserve and enjoying the benefits of the new playground.
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Council Cat Education Project / Keep Cats Safe at Home
Shoalhaven City Council has received a $92,000 Grant to run community education project on domestic cat management. A Council survey is available in the "In Your Neighbourhood" newsletter or on-line at the council website. Here’s the link.
https://www.rspcansw.org.au/safecats/

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What’s happening opposite the IGA carpark, in Island Point Road? Click here for information on Village Grove.

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Bherwerre Wetland: Council has now received the required approvals and design work will be formalised in the next month. Council will then call for tenders for the construction of the boardwalk and associated paths.

Palm Beach: This project has been completed. The new paths, BBQs, shelters, and carpark provide improved accessibility to this very popular location.

Basin Walk – Stage 1: Over 500m of new concrete shared path has been constructed on Sanctuary Point Road. The third section has commenced from 190 working towards 118 Sanctuary Point Road. Existing driveway levels need to be considered during construction and Council staff are working with property owners to achieve the best outcome. Every effort will be made to minimise the inconvenience to property owners. Bridge crossings will be installed towards the end of the project.

Basin Walk – Stage 2: Council has awarded the tender for the Basin Walking Track to GC Civil Contracting Pty Ltd. It is anticipated work will commence in June. Areas of the track will be closed during construction. Property owners who adjoin the walk will receive written notification prior to works commencing in their area. Track closure information will be available on Council’s Get Involved Page. Due to heavy machinery use, Council requests that people using the track comply with all track closures to ensure public safety.

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Francis Ryan Amenities Building, Sanctuary Point

Shoalhaven City Council has begun designing a new amenities building at Francis Ryan Reserve, Sanctuary Point.
The results of the Online Survey have been considered by Council staff and the results of which are being used to guide the design of the new building.
Council will be conducting further consultation on the amenities building design once it has been drafted.
If you are interested in receiving updates regarding this project, you can subscribe to the Get Involved page at the following URL: https://getinvolved.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/francisryanamenities
The Get Involved page will be updated regularly throughout the duration of the project.
If you need further information about this matter, please contact Joshua Hanns, on (02) 4429 5503. Please quote Council’s reference 66636E (D21/73251).

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Support Service Specialist - Natacha - Nowra Service NSW, and to connect and discuss ways Service NSW can provide support and services to your community.
Cost of Living Service is a NSW Government initiative bringing more than 70 rebates and savings together in one convenient location. A savings finder tool is available at
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/cost-living which allows customers to answer 6 simple questions to quickly identify rebates and savings they may be eligible for.
Customers that need more help to access and apply for rebates can book a free 1 hour over the phone appointment by calling 13 77 88. In future, we will be returning to face to face appointments, at which time customers can book a face- to-face appointment at their local service centre (Nowra/Ulladulla). Appointments run for approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
The cost of living service will continue to expand and grow with more rebates and savings. We have social media content, brochures, newsletter copy, and posters which we can provide for distribution within your community. Please get in touch to learn more about Cost of Living and to discuss options in how best to raise awareness in your community.
T 13 77 88     M 0455 888 179. Natacha.Evans@service.nsw.gov.au 

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For update on intersection of Jervis Bay Road & Princes Highway, click here.

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PlanningAlerts. Find out for free what is being built and knocked down in your area and receive email alerts when something new is planned.

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Have you witnessed unsafe driving and wish to ‘Dob in a Hoon’? The PDF form is here - Dob in a Hoon Flyer or call 4429 3315

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Reporting of graffiti is important. Email: graffiti@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or phone 4429 5720 (bh). After business hours, phone 4429 3506

Report a Problem - quick LINK to Shoalhaven City Council.

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Draft Policies, Management Plans and other Documents on Exhibition:
To read these click here to download them from Shoalhaven City Council’s website.


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