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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Would you like to join the Tuross Head Progress Assoc



All residents of Tuross Head who wish to have a say on how our peninsular Village should be further improved and developed, or those who have a keen interest in protecting its pristine environment, such as its beaches and iconic Norfolk Pines, are urged to join our Tuross Head Progress Association Incorporated (THPA). Over the next four years in lead up to the year 2020 we have the opportunity of working together as a group on behalf of our Tuross community, and especially with the newly elected Mayor Liz Innes and the new look Eurobodalla Shire Council, in order to bring about many positive improvements, as well as promoting Tuross Head as a popular and unique tourist destination on the far south coast of NSW.

The THPA conducts its monthly meetings in the Kyla Park Hall at 2 pm on the first Thursday of every month which is followed by free afternoon tea, coffee & cakes. Members of the Public are most welcome to attend our open meetings, albeit only financial members of the THPA are able to move motions or cast a vote. Need to know more? Call Gary Cooper 44739475 or John Tilbrook 0409 925 458.

The next scheduled meeting of the THPA is to be held at 2 pm on Thursday 1st December 2016. The present office bearers are (1) Gary Cooper - President, (2) John Tilbrook - Senior Vice President, (3) Christopher Jones - Junior Vice President, (4) Joan Buchan – Treasurer and (5) the Secretary position is currently vacant with John Tilbrook fulfilling the role as Acting Secretary.

To join the THPA simply fill out and sign the Application for Membership form here, then place in an envelope with the fee of $5 per person. The envelope should be addressed “Membership” C/- THPA Treasurer, PO Box 3100 Tuross Head and taken to the LPO Tuross who will place it into the secure post office box. There is no need for a postage stamp on the envelope.

The entire proceeds derived from the $5 membership fee is credited to the THPA Working Account and is used to meet the mandatory costs of Incorporation Fees, the rising costs of public liability insurance premiums & routine administrative fees. The remainder of monies that has been raised for the construction of the Cycle/Walk Pathway network in Tuross (currently $26K) is for exclusive expenditure on Cycle/Walk related projects such as new sections of pathway, bench seats, further informative Tuross Heritage Signs in concert with the ESC Works Program, such as completing the “missing link” section of the pathway in Nelson Parade between the boat ramp entrance road and the public toilet block in the Sandy Point Reserve carpark (Boatshed precinct).

The Aims and Objectives of the Tuross Head Progress Association can be viewed on-line at the Association’s Home Page. The recent legacy of THPA initiatives and from the proceeds of the sale of the old Tuross Progress Hall site together with the Eurobodalla Shire Council includes the completion of several kilometres of the Cycle/Walk Pathway from Buchan Bridge on Coila Lake, along the beachfront of Tuross Boulevarde and Nelson Parade up to the boat ramp entrance at Lavender Bay. The renovation of Kyla Park Hall & extension of change sheds & new canteen. Other works included the Nelson Parade boardwalk and Tuross Lake entrance Lookout, additional bench seating, the One Tree Point viewing platform and the total refurbishment of the One Tree Point Picnic Reserve with barbeque and seating.

The THPA has numerous proposals to pursue in 2016/17, including: the upgrade of the Children’s Playground in Evans Park & Kyla Reserve. The appropriate siting of a Skate Board facility proposed by ESC. Repairs to the Coila Lake boat launching Pad at Kyla Park. Upgrade of public toilets at Main Beach and Coila Beach. Preservation of iconic Norfolk Pine plantations. Dredging of Tuross Lake around the Nelson Pde boat ramp. Tangible recognition of the past connection of our lands with the Brinja Yuin aboriginal people in Tuross/Coila, such as the encounter with explorer George Bass on 15 December 1797, a history plaque to record unmarked gravesites in Bridges Ave for drowning victims used up until 1867, commemorative bronze bust on Moruya granite plinth for Hector McWilliam, and THPA submissions to the draft ESC pathways strategy, Recreation & Open Space Reserves. Your THPA Membership form is here JOHN TILBROOK, CSM, RFD, JP Vice President & Acting THPA Secretary

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