International Day of People with a Disability


We’re celebrating International Day of People with a Disability again this year.

Like last year, we will produce a calendar of events to promote activities held across the Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven). The calendar will cover events held between Monday 21 November to Friday 9 December 2016. Events will reflect the interests and resources of participating organisations.

Each participating organisation will be responsible for the coordination and management (including costs) of their event / activity and will be required to maintain public liability insurance to the value of $10,000,000.

To have your event listed in the calendar, please complete the attached form and return it, with a copy of your Public Liability Insurance by 23 September 2016.

This year we will be including some pictures in the calendar so if you have a photograph or image that you would like promoted alongside your event, please include an electronic copy of this this along with a completed consent form from indicating that you have consent from all the people photographed/ included in the image for inclusion in the calendar.

Like previous years the calendar will be produced by Shellharbour Council and printed by Wollongong Council.

EOI for Inclusion in Calendar 2016

Have your say | Social Impact Assessment Policy

Social Impact

We are asking for you to ‘have your say’ in relation to Council’s proposed Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Policy. We would appreciate any comments or feedback you may have by Monday 4 April 2016. To assist you with the process, we have included a link to Council’s ‘on exhibition’ page where you will find a copy of the draft proposed SIA Policy, checklist and data sources documents.

Council adopted the current SIA Policy in 2001. It was identified that the existing policy was overdue for review and required significant updates to align with best practice and industry standard. The proposed SIA Policy is a result of extensive research and consultation.

Whilst the current Policy does provide a process and identifies how Development Proposals, proposals of Council, Planning Proposals, plans, reports, policies, strategies and projects can be improved and what these improvements might be, we need a SIA Policy to do the following:

  • Demonstrate Council is committed to ensuring positive outcomes for the community through effective development assessment, corporate policy and land use policy.
  • Provide a process in which the likely consequences of a proposed event, policy or strategy are identified and considered.

A number of differences can be seen between the existing SIA Policy and the proposed SIA Policy, these include:

  • Identifying three new separate categories for SIA’s including Development Assessment, Corporate Policy and Land Use Policy.
  • Providing increased guidance on how to conduct a SIA. The methodology has been further refined in order to increase the individual’s confidence in effectively conducting an SIA themselves.
  • Development of a checklist to provide an outline of the process for conducting SIAs for Development Assessment, Corporate Policy and Land Use Policy.
  • Outlining that Council staff are still available to provide any advice or answer questions if necessary.
  • Providing a complete list of data sources and information with direct links which allows individuals to easily access the latest data and information to inform their SIA.

If you would like us to provide you, your community group or your organisation with more information on the proposed SIA Policy please get in touch by contacting Jessica Booth via e: or p: (02) 4221 6006.

‘Share the Track – the path is ours to share’ flyer is now available

The Share the Track educational flyer is part of a regional approach to promote the safe use of shared paths for both pedestrians and cyclists within the Illawarra.

The flyer originally designed some years ago was updated late 2015 to include revised shared path etiquette.

Share the Track is a joint initiative between Shellharbour City Council, Kiama Municipal Council, Wollongong City Council, Illawarra Bicycle User Group and Healthy Cities Illawarra.

Feel free to use the attached pdf to distribute electronically in your networks / channels.

Hard copies of the flyer can be obtained at:

  • Wollongong City Council Customer Service Help Desk (located in 41 Burelli St Wollongong)
  • Wollongong LGA Library Branches
  • Wollongong Information Centre – I HUB
  • Local Cycling Stores
  • Electronic copies can also be downloaded via the Wollongong City Council website

Position Vacant | Shellharbour City Council

Temporary Community Planning Officer. (Reference Number: 205/15)

The role will strategically plan and deliver social planning and capacity building initiatives that contribute toward a more vibrant, safe and inclusive Shellharbour City, reporting to the Manager Community and Cultural Life.


$25 000 Southern Phones Community Grants

Shellharbour City Council is assisting Southern Phone to distribute $25000 grant funding to fund community-based projects within the Shellharbour City Council area. Projects will only be funded upon compliance with the Southern Phone Grant Guidelines.

Applications close Tuesday 25 November 2014.

For more information, guidelines and to apply please visit councils website at