Australia Day preparations well underway

We've taken the wraps off our Australia Day activities for 26 January 2020. As well as our Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony in Minnamurra, there's the traditional Australia Day breakfasts and events across our municipality: Australia Day Awards & Citizenship Ceremony 8.30am Minnamurra Public School Gerringong (Werri Beach) 7.00am Breakfast 8.30am Live music and novelty games Jamberoo (Kevin Walsh Oval) 8.00am Breakfast 8.30am Live music 9.00am Novelty games Kiama (Coronation Park/Surf Beach) 7.00am Breakfast Kiama Downs Surf Club (Jones Beach) 7.00am Breakfast 7.30am Novelty games 8.00am Live music.

Bushfire latest We ask residents and visitors to keep updated regarding bushfire conditions in our region by using the Rural Fire Service website for updates: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au. Support our RFS heroes Thanks to everyone who donated more than $17,000 to our local Rural Fire Service brigades at our New Year's Eve celebrations. If you couldn't make it, you can still donate online to the RFS: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade Help our neighbours Our friends in the Shoalhaven have been hard-hit by the bushfires. Here's how you can donate money to help them out: www.givenow.com.au/organisation/public/2077

New directors appointed Council has appointed Mike Dowd as the new Director Engineering and Works and Jessica Rippon as Director Environmental Services. Mike comes to Kiama from Wollongong City Council, where he is Manager Infrastructure Strategy and Planning. Jessica has been recruited from Shoalhaven City Council. Summer lifeguards on patrol Download our handy map showing which beaches are patrolled and when. Remember: No Flags means No Swim. Level 2 water restrictions Kiama Council has introduced a range of water-saving measures as part of severe (level two) restrictions. You can find out what you need to do to comply as a resident or business via Sydney Water: https://lovewater.sydney/Holiday activities at KLC Kiama Leisure Centre is taking bookings for its holiday activities, including swimming, gym, sport activities as well as holiday swim lessons. You can get the program from our website. Register for Blue Haven Bonaira Register now to learn more about Blue Haven Bonaira, our new world-class aged care complex: www.bluehavenillawarra.com.au