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 21st November, 2022.
Carey McIntyre, Director, City Futures & James Ruprai, Director - City Development, will be attending to answer questions.
AGM will also be held on this night.

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To see revised Bherwerre Wetland ‘Stage 1’, click here.
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The Office for Regional Youth (ORY) is developing a Regional Youth Action Plan to help young people live their best life across NSW. They are conducting a survey to understand what the challenges are in regional NSW and it’s really important that they hear from you and the youth you are working with. This will guide ORYs priorities and budgets over the next four years.
Ensuring young people are accurately represented in the Action Plan is very important, and this is an opportunity to make a difference and make your voice heard.
Here is the link to the survey. It will take less than 6 minutes to complete.  https://glo.link/illawarrashoalhaven
We really appreciate you taking the time to be involved. Please share amongst your community, professional and social networks so we can gain a good understanding of our current environment. This information will be collated by NOUS and will be followed up with local interviews with selected agencies and youth groups in mid-June.  
Thank you. Andrew Britton 
Regional Youth Community Coordinator Office for Regional Youth
Public Works Advisory & Regional Development  | Department of Regional NSW
M: 0408 050 748 | E: andrew.britton@regional.nsw.gov.au  
nsw.gov.au/regionalnsw

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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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Development Application – RA17/1000 – Anson Street / Island Point Road St Georges Basin – LOTS 1 & 6 DP 1082382 
The application has been REFUSED by SOUTHERN REGIONAL PLANNING PANEL on 19 MAY 2022.
 A copy of the Notice of Determination of the Development Application may be viewed at Council’s offices or through Council’s DA Tracking website – http://www3.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/masterviewUI/modules/ApplicationMaster/Default.aspx
 Supporting information and documents considered by the Panel in making their decision can also be viewed on the Regional Planning Panel’s website - https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/planning-panel/concept-master-plan-mixed-use-development

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Coastland Planning Advisory Committee

Sussex Inlet, St Georges Basin, Swan Lake and Berrara Creek CMP – Stage 2 2022-05-23 COMM PRESENTATION SGB Sussex Inlet, St Georges Basin, Swan Lake and Berrara Creek CMP - Project Update
Promotional Video - Sussex Inlet, St Georges Basin, Swan Lake and Berrara Creek CMP.

Coastal Management Program for the Shoalhaven Open Coastline and Jervis Bay 2022-05-23 COMM Shoalhaven Open Coast and Jervis Bay CMP - Project Update
Promotional Video: Open Coast and Jervis Bay CMP
Link to the Minutes of the Meeting
https://www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Council/Meetings/Agendas-Minutes

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Letters needed re Shoalhaven Hospital and understaffing. Click 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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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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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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Aerial photo provided with permission of Jervis Bay Tourism

The Basin Villages Forum wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Shoalhaven Internet Services