Shellharbour City Council
Shellharbour City Council is working to meet the needs of our community and create a safe and sustainable place that provides opportunities for all.
Our elected Council involves seven Councillors and we have more than 320 staff who work to fulfil the tasks involved in the management of the city.
We are home to almost 65,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres. It’s a place of great natural beauty – stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment.
i98FMPart of the WIN Network, the largest regional television network in Australia, i98FM is the Illawarra’s outright number one radio station. We commenced broadcasting in 1979 as 2OO from the top of The Grand Hotel in Wollongong. In 1992, we went FM and 2OO became i98FM. Today, we proudly remain the Illawarra’s long time Number One radio station and broadcast from a state of the art studio in WIN Television’s head office. i98FM is 24/7 music, news, sport, weather, traffic, entertainment and social media. We connect and resonate with the Illawarra community by never losing sight that we are a local radio station first and foremost, yet have the resources to bring the world to our doorsteps. Our shows, from Breakfast to Nights and across the weekend, run on a simple premise – entertain and inform. Although i98FM is in itself a media outlet and part of a greater media resource, we also utilise traditional and digital media to further connect with our audience and ensure our brand reaches far and wide. A cross section of mediums we use to support i98FM’s messaging include WIN Television – Facebook – Instagram – streaming and the i98FM APP.
NSW Rural Fire ServiceThe NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world’s largest volunteer fire service. Our members provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95 percent of NSW. NSW RFS members attend a range of incidents and activities. Our vision and mission are to provide a world standard of excellence in the provision of a community-based fire and emergency service. To protect the community and our environment we will minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability. The Illawarra District has close to 1,000 volunteers and comprises of 22 brigades, including Illawarra Support, Illawarra Cadets, Illawarra Communications and Illawarra Community Safety Brigades. Brigades provide fire protection from south of Waterfall to Foxground in the south including Gerroa and 7 Mile Beach. We are proud to be able to coordinate the Emergency Services Expo as a signature event during KidsFest week.
Fire & Rescue NSWFire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) formerly the New South Wales Fire Brigades (NSWFB), created in 1910, is the State Government agency responsible for the provision of fire, rescue and hazmat services in cities and towns across New South Wales in accordance with the Fire Brigades Act 1989, the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 and other related legislation. The FRNSW is one of the key agencies involved in the response phase of most emergency or disaster events throughout NSW. FRNSW is one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services and is the busiest in Australia. Our overriding purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life, and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, property, environment and economy of NSW. Our highly-skilled fire officers and support staff provide rapid, reliable help in emergencies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our aim is to save lives and reduce the number of injuries caused by emergencies and disasters. We also protect the environment and minimise damage to property, including major infrastructure. In partnership with the community and other emergency services, we strive hard to prevent emergencies, while at the same time planning and training to deal with those that do occur. FRNSW has its headquarters and logistics support centre at 1 Amarina Ave, Greenacre; operational communication centres at Alexandria and Newcastle; a training college at Alexandria; a network of 337 fire stations across the State, a fleet of 684 firefighting vehicles and a contingent of 188 accredited rescue crews. FRNSW currently has more than 6858 Firefighters; approximately 5891 Community Fire Unit Members and 432 Administrative and Trades Staff working together for a safer, confident community.
Flying Pigs Creative AgencyAt Flying Pigs Creative Agency, we like to think of ourselves as the change-makers, the rule-breakers and the (calculated) risk-takers. We exist to make the impossible, possible – to turn your dreams, however big or small, into something real (and really awesome). Since being founded in 2013, our mission has been to empower organisations to be unstoppable towards achieving their business goals. We do this through our full range of creative services including marketing and advertising, brand strategy, digital marketing, animation, videography and photography, and graphic design. We are proud to be a part of KidsFest Shellharbour in their 11th year and have had a blast developing their website.
NSW Police ForceNSW Police The New South Wales Police Force is the primary law enforcement agency for the state of New South Wales Australia. The overall mission of the police is to protect life and property and to detect and prevent crime. Services provided by the New South Wales Police Force include:
- Preventing, detecting and investigating crime;
- Monitoring and promoting road safety;
- Maintaining social order;
- Performing and coordinating search and rescue operations; and
- Emergency management
The Lake Illawarra Police District have a focus on engaging and interacting with our community in a positive manner, through various community engagement and educational initiatives.
NSW GovernmentGareth Ward is your local Member for Kiama and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast. .
BlueScopeWIN Community Partners ProgramBoth BlueScope and WIN are proud of their long history in the region and see their collaboration as the perfect opportunity to join together and create a new model for community engagement – the BlueScopeWIN Community Partners Program.
Killalea State ParkKillalea State Park is a 260 ha reserve between Shellharbour and Kiama. Th reserve stretches to Maloney’s Bay to the North and Minnamurra Spit to the South incorporating Rangoon Island. The reserve has a camp ground with 53 unpowered campsites and a 40 bed bunk house whilst we have other major events such as the Farm’s Markets and Sculptures by Killalea. There are many activities throughout the reserve such as, learn to surf schools, Segway tours, fitness classes, Yoga classes, the world’s most scenic Parkrun event and a café to sit and have breakfast, lunch or just a coffee. Ph: 02 4237 8589
Touchdown HelicoptersTouchdown Helicopters is the Illawarra’s premier helicopter service. We pride ourselves in providing brand new state of the art Aircraft for our clients. Our helicopter tours and tailored sightseeing packages are the ultimate way to experience the South Coast, Southern Highlands and its surrounding areas. Touchdown’s staff and network of resources enable us to provide you with a range of options. Whether it be a Coastal Beach Tour, Heli Golf, Winery Excursion or that “Special Occasion” you will always have a truly memorable experience. Flights are available from anywhere in the southern New South Wales region, including the Sydney International Airport.
Accounting ProfessionalsAccounting Professionals is a collaborative, innovative and energetic firm in Shellharbour City Centre, located in the Illawarra. The overriding focus of our firm is to partner with you to implement sound infrastructure, establish robust financial management frameworks and ultimately assist you in your drive to become more successful. We invest time to understand how your business works so that we are in a position to provide you with the most appropriate solution and ensure that we deliver true value for money service. We are more than just accountants to our clients. We are their trusted partner and advisers. Our highly trained staff are dedicated to building strong sustainable relationships that support our clients business and personal strategies. Accounting Professionals have been operating for 15 years and have built a reputation on the basis of a long term commitment to delivering value to clients. You can rely on our business services team to be expert, up-to-date and ready at hand to assist you. Whether your concerns are taxation, accounting business planning, cash-flow and budgeting, or business advisory, rest assured we are here to help. Our service offering is tailored to client needs, with packaged essential accounting and compliance services that enable flexibility ensuring solutions are well matched to your business and personal needs. Business advisory services are scoped on a case by case basis with the freedom to choose the level of service you need to develop a tailored value add solution in support of your business growth and development strategies.
Acorn LawyersFrom small things, big things grow. June 2010 saw the inception of Acorn Lawyers, a small team with a big vision for bringing efficient and affordable legal services to the Illawarra. We are passionate about our work and passionate about our community. From its inception Acorn Lawyers has used its out of the box thinking and drive to provide forward thinking legal advice to our clients, resulting in ongoing client relationships that are stronger with each passing day. We constantly strive to be innovative and remain at the cutting edge of finding optimal legal solutions. Acorn Lawyers is a full-service law firm with offices in Wollongong, Sydney and Nowra. Whether you are looking Compensation & Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation, Migration or Property & Conveyancing advise, you can trust that your best interest will be advocated for.
IACCIACC supports and trains students nationally in a range of early childhood qualifications and professional development. For more information please go to our website www.iacc.com.au or join our Facebook page. Recently celebrating our 30 years anniversary, IACC has consistently demonstrated a commitment in providing optimum early childhood education and care service for children 0-5 years. IACC successfully manages 11 community owned early childhood education and care services: six long day care services, 3 occasional care services and 2 multipurpose services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. IACC services provide programs which foster children’s learning and development, health and wellbeing a support a successful transition to school. IACC also manages Early Childhood Training and Resource Centre (ECTARC), a multi award winning registered training organisation that supports and trains students in a range of qualifications and professional development.
Barnardos AustraliaBarnardos Australia is a leading child protection charity, committed to stopping child abuse. A non-government, non-denominational charity, we have been at the forefront of child protection for over 130 years. We believe all children deserve a safe and stable home. We work with families and communities facing issues such as violence, poverty, mental illness and homelessness to prevent child abuse and keep children safe at home. When this isn’t possible, we find safe homes for abused children through foster care and adoption. Barnardos Australia’s extensive range of services include, family and domestic violence support, mental health support, emergency accommodation, parent education, counselling.. Our evidence-based research and dedicated caseworkers and carers ensure Barnardos is well equipped to fully support, care for and nurture children in need. www.barnardos.org.au
UOW MotorsportsUOW Motorsport is a formula style student race team from the University of Wollongong. Dedicated to Formula SAE our team of 80 students design and manufacture open wheel race cars to compete against over 550 universities from around the globe. With continued success year after year, UOW Motorsport is ranked 10th in the world and are poised to climb with the launch of our new full electric race cars. Beyond our racing goals our team aspires to develop and train the professionals of tomorrow. We pride ourselves in having some of the strongest graduates in the university. However to do this we constantly are looking for talented students driven by a keen interest in STEM. We are passionate in our pursuits and are excited to share it with the kids at KidsFest and the broader community.
Early Start Discovery Space
University of WollongongThe Early Start Discovery Space is an innovative, hands-on, creative learning destination, specifically designed for children aged birth to 10 years and their accompanying families, schools and carers. We offer over a dozen interactive fun and playful experiences (both indoors and outdoors) that have been designed to evoke discovery, dialogue and the pure joy of play that underpins deep learning. Take a tour inside our giant stomach, design and construct a house, become a paleontologist, dance or act on stage, become the conductor of our Train or set sail on the seven seas in our Shipyard, and that’s just the beginning. In addition to our experiences, the Early Start Discovery Space has a rolling program of activities throughout each day with story time, art, and other open ended activities that will make each visit unique and ignite a love of learning to last a lifetime. Located at the University of Wollongong, off Ring Road; Building 21 Ground Floor (closest parking is P4). We are opened Tuesday- Sunday (closed Mondays and all public holidays) 9-4pm.
LendleaseFor over 50 years, Lendlease has been dedicated to creating the best communities in Australia. Aspirational addresses that foster a true sense of belonging, where people feel connected and genuinely welcomed. Calderwood Valley by Lendlease is set to be one of the largest masterplanned communities in the Illawarra region. Upon completion, the 609-hectare site will provide around 5,000 homes for an estimated 12,500 residents and feature sweeping views of the iconic Illawarra escarpment, closeness to Johnsons Spur and Macquarie Rivulet, schools, childcare centres, a community centre, parks, playgrounds, sportsgrounds, a village centre and town centre, as well as an extensive network of bike and walking trails. Providing a comfortable lifestyle and low maintenance living at an affordable price, at Calderwood Valley you can build your dream home at a place like no other. calderwoodvalley.com.au 1300 733 245
Early Years CareCome and join in the fun and get back to nature with the Little Diggers Community Gardening Day. There will be many hands on activities to encourage sustainability and outdoor fun, nature craft, stories and maybe even a musical show. Don’t forget to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty in.
From its humble beginnings in Bathurst in 1948, Kennards Hire now operates over 180 branches across Australia and New Zealand, with a team of over 1,600 employees. Although it’s now one of the leading hire companies in Australasia, there are some things that never change. For starters, it’s still a family-owned business, and quality, reliability, value for money and service will always be at the core of everything they do. Open seven days a week, Kennards Hire go out of their way to make your job easy!
The Advertiser Incorporating Lake TimesThe Advertiser incorporating Lake Times Published every Wednesday, is the Illawarra’s leading only FREE community newspaper. The Advertiser incorporating Lake Times Published has been providing the Illawarra region with community news for over 25 years. As a proud arm of the region’s flagship, The Illawarra Mercury, The Advertiser inc. Lake Times maintains its community feel with the added benefit of being part of an iconic local brand. The Advertiser inc. Lake Times covers the Wollongong and Shellharbour Local Government area. The Illawarra region has a population of over 400,000 people and there is only one newspaper that successfully reaches the most readers in the region. The Advertiser incorporating Lake Times – Proudly local.
Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI)Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) is a Specialist Homelessness Service covering the Illawarra / Shoalhaven District. SAHSSI has three crisis accommodation (women’s refuges) and around 30 transitional properties that provide support to vulnerable women and families. SAHSSI provides the following support and referrals to clients specialising in the following areas:
- Domestic and Family violence
- Women’s Services
- Corrective Services
- Outreach Services
Illawarra Light Rail Museum SocietyThe Illawarra Light Railway Museum is a great place for a family outing and also to explore historical railway artefacts from Australia’s Industrial Railways. A Train ride is a must on a historic Steam or Diesel Train and also the miniature train that is great for kids and the museum is located in a quiet bush land setting at Albion Park . There are many railway things to seen and can be looked at and then to add to your experience purchase a souvenir or a light refreshments in the Tramway Dining car and enjoy the picnic area.
Rhee TaekwondoRhee Taekwondo is a family martial art for all ages. We have classes to suit from ages 3 and over. Our schools at Albion Park and Shellharbour have been proudly teaching students the art of Rhee Taekwondo for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on our professional instructors, classes and always strive to ensure you receive the best martial art experience for you and your family.
Warilla Bowls & Recreation ClubTantalise your taste buds with a scrumptious delight from Red Sands Bar & Grill. Open for lunch & dinner daily with an outstanding menu. Red Sands offers modern Australian cuisine with daily specials to tempt you, and don’t forget Cowries Café open daily for a hot frothy coffee, light lunch, pizza or delicious dessert. We are proud to have one of the largest indoor bowling greens and host of the Bowls World Cup since 2006 with over 20 countries competing every year and spectators are more than welcome and admission is free. Home to Diamonds Reception Centre which can cater for any special event from birthday’s, reunions, christening and of course has many packages for you to be able to design your dream wedding with views overlooking little lake to the ocean and also onsite accommodation for guests. Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club is committed to the local community and supports more than 50 local sporting groups, schools and charities every year, with donations totalling over $200,000.
Freya DawsonFreya Dawson helps parents become more relaxed, confident and joyful as they connect with their own inner calm and learn new communication and problem-solving skills. She guides spiritually-aware parents to dissolve the patterns of thinking that bring stress and worry into their lives. Her book and course is “Joyful Parenting.”
WIN TelevisionWIN Television has a long and proud tradition of bringing local news, fun, engaging and informative content to regional Australian’s. WIN provides tailored and comprehensive television advertising campaigns, with strategic placement of commercials into WIN’s major event telecast, as well as general programming across our network.
JETGO AustraliaJETGO Australia Holdings Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian company that offers a unique portfolio of aviation services as Australia’s only operator of 36 to 50 seat regional jet aircraft. JETGO exclusively operates Embraer Regional Jets (ERJ) manufactured by Embraer SA of Brazil the world’s leading supplier of regional jet aircraft. Unlike most other aircraft servicing the air charter market in Australia the ERJs are still being manufactured and are fully supported by the manufacturer. The ERJs are extremely reliable technologically advanced aircraft designed to withstand the rigours of high utilisation airline operations. The ERJs have a phenomenal safety record with the worldwide fleet having accumulated over 25 million flight hours without a single major accident. JETGO holds an Air Operators Certificate approved for worldwide operations. JETGO’s services include but are not limited to
- On demand jet charter, or ad hoc air charter, for corporate, resource, government and private customers both within Australia and worldwide.
- Scheduled FIFO services for leading mining and energy company’s staff & contractors to and from remote sites.
- Supply of ERJs modified for special missions such as medivac.
- Aircraft leasing services, including wet leasing, ACMI, dry leasing, crewing and operational aircraft management to companies that wish to focus on their business and let JETGO take care of the operational aspects.