A Community forum meeting was held on Monday 21st Nov in Tuross Head with State Member for Bega, the Hon Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport & Infrastructure. Minister Constance was pleased to learn that the ESC and the Tuross Head community groups had co-operatively and mutually resolved the siting of the BBSC storage shed in Lot 91 Precinct on the location of the old shed it replaces allowing the committed NSW State Government Community Building Partnership grant of $40K be finally spent.
Minister Constance also indicated that funding might be available in response to the THPA push to have the Coila Lake boat launching pad at Kyla park restored with hard-standing for vehicles and boat trailers. This work would remedy the damage caused by the launching of trailer borne commercial and recreational vessels. On application his office is prepared to consider a shared funding partnership with Council to carry out the necessary works as these would link directly into the Batemans Bay Sailing Club grant, which was to store sailing craft and to re-activate recreational and competitive regatta sailing competitions on Coila Lake. The Tuross Head Progress Association will now request Eurobodalla Council plan and cost the remedial works so that a grant from the NSW Government can then be sought.
Eurobodalla Council has now provided the THPA with an update on the design of the new shared storage shed to be constructed alongside of the Kyla Park Hall for use by the Bateman’s Bay Sailing Club (BBSC) and the Tuross Community Garden Group. These are only preliminary drawings as Council does not have quotes. They are also awaiting a report from an arborist who was completing an assessment on the trees. Preliminary drawings of the storage facility are shown below.
Thanks to John Tilbrook, Acting THPA Secretary for his excellent notes from the meeting
Editors Note: Below: It has been noted by those who have see the above images that the new shed looks remarkably like the old shed that has been up for over thirty years sharing nearly the same dimensions. All agree it is terrific to see Council listening to the community on where the best location for the new shed should be - exactly where the old shed is. Thanks to Blind Freddy for the photo below.