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Tuross Head Progress Assoc minutes Dec 2017 meeting


TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.

DRAFT MINUTES FOR MONTHLY MEETING

Thursday, 7th DECEMBER 2017 at Kyla Hall, Tuross Head

The Chairman, Gary Cooper, opened the meeting at 2.05pm.

Welcome and introduction

  1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Monthly meeting held 2 November 2017

The minutes have been circulated and there were no comments

That the Minutes be accepted. Moved: Ken Parker. Seconded Chairman

CARRIED

  1. Business Arising

To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

The Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the following financial statement which forms part of the Minutes. In summary, as follows:

THPA General Account Balance: @ 2 November $5,806.76

Receipts: Subs = $80

Raffle donation = $19.50 + $99.50

Donation $634.00

Progressive Working Account Balance = $6540.26

THPA Cycle/walk Accounts:

Cycleway Working A/c balance as at 7 December 2017 = $4,868.13

Receipts: Bank interest Quarter - Aug = $30.68

Sep = $30.68

Oct = $8.77

$70.13 + $70.13

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Updated working balance at 2 November 17 = $4,938.26

Expenses

ESC One Tree Light $2827.00

Working Balance $2111.26

Term Deposit $20,000.00

$22,111.26

General Fund $6,540.26

Total Funds as at 7 December 2017 $28,651.52

Treasurer’s Financial Report continued:

That the Report be accepted. Moved The Treasurer Seconded : Leonie Beers. CARRIED

There are 141 financial members which is being maintained. It is now the largest association of its type in the shire and this is a credit to John Tilbrook. People are now being informed of the Associations Activities.

  1. RECORD OF INWARDS & OUTWARDS Correspondence

This has been listed in detail the Agenda. The following is a precis of this correspondence.

INWARDS

2 Nov 17 – Council letter (Karen Sydenham) to THPA advising that the CSR request dated 2 Nov 16 for the replacement of faulty child swing seats at Kyla Reserve playground equipment had now been completed.

3 Nov 17 – Council letter (Steve Picton, Recreational Planner) thanking the THPA for its submission to the Draft ROSS 2017.

3 Nov 17 – Council letter (Steve Picton, Recreational Planner) thanking the THPA for its submission to the Draft ROSS 2017.

9 Nov 17 – Secretary THRFS email providing the THPA with an information copy of its Fire Protection Measures Report on recommended fire precaution measures that should be adopted by Council to protect Kyla Hall.

13 Nov 17. Council letter (Matt Cormick) advising that the CSR #165352 which was submitted by the THPA on 12 Nov 17 for urgent repairs to be carried out on the timber decked footbridge on the pathway between One Tree Car Park and the Main Beach toilet block had been completed

13 Nov 17. – Council letter (Matt Cormick) acknowledging CSR #167695 has been raised following THPA advice of vandalism to Ladies & Gents Toilet Block at Coila Beach.

23 Nov 17 – THFC email (Max Castle) seeking THPA support for their Club’s efforts top obtain grants funding from the NSW Fisheries Trust, and expressing disappointment that the THPA did not cover the issue of the upgrade of boat ramps in the Draft ROSS.

27 Nov 17 – Council (Warren Sharpe) response to THPA email. The Norfolk Pine outside of 168 H.McW. was as good as dead.

OUTWARDS

3 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email to all members advising that MTEC (Mick Tunnecliffe) had completed the re-installation of the two flood lights at One Tree Point.

6 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email response to PA to Mayor providing the time and dates for the last THPA meeting in 2017 (7 Dec 17) and the first meeting in 2018 (1 Feb 18).

9 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email to Peter Cole, Secretary THRFS thanking them for its time and effort to try and get Council to adopt a a fire precautions plan for the protection of Kyla Hall.

13 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email to Council submitting a CSR to Council for repair of vandalism attack in night of 11 Nov to the Public Toilet Block at Coila Beach

18 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email to Mick Tunnecliffe (MTEC) congratulating him on the high quality of his work in the installation of the One Tree Point floodlights.

20 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email to MTEC (Mick Tunnecliffe) providing him with the on-line banking details for the THPA thus enabling MTEC to donate a cash donation to the THPA.

21 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email to Council (Warren Sharpe) to express thanks to the Parks Work Crew for their prompt action in rectifying the vandalism damage to the Coila Toilet block on 13 Nov 17,

23 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email members promulgating the Council notice issued by the Invasive Species Officer re their intention of conducting a poisoning program to try and eradicate Marram Grass from the sand dunes before Christmas.

24 Nov 17 Email to RMS Headquarters Wollongong (Nathan Boscaro) seeking advice as to whether or not the promised Federal funding from the “Black Spot” rural roads program as promised on 8 May 17 by the Member for Gilmore had yet been released to enable the completion of the “T” intersection safety upgrade.

25 Nov 17 – Secretary THPA email to Gary Cooper, cc’d to THFC committee members (Max Castle, John Suthern & Andrew Gordon) outlining the THPA understanding on this issue and who should take carriage of submissions.

It was agreed that the THPA shall work with the THFC

The Fishers have supported our efforts for funding for a jetty. We have met Council on the proposal to have a fishing jetty at Moruya and put the case that Tuross would be harmed as we are dependent upon tourism. Nothing is happening this year. The dredging is to be pursued. Max and PA will pressured the Mayor.

The A/Secretary THPA moved that the summary of correspondence be accepted. Seconded by G Cooper. CARRIED.

General Business

7. RMS SAFETY UPGRADE OF T INTERSECTION ON HIGHWAY.

The Federal Government have approved the funds for the Princess Highway Turn off but they are still awaited by RMS. They are definitely coming as the RMS has established a work team for this project.

8. REPLACEMENT – GIFT OF AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FLAG.

The local Federal Member, The Hon Ann Sudmalis MP, has provided the THPA with a new Australian National Flag. The last Flag was gifted to the THPA by the then Federal Member, The Hon Gary Nairn way back in 1996.

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9. FORMAL GEOGRAPHIC NAMING OF KYLA PARK.

The Council is now awaiting the formal gazettal of the naming of the Kyla Park precinct as KYLA PARK (sic Lot 91). In concert with this initiative taken up with the NSW Government’s Geographic Names Board, nothing has been heard back from Council since its meeting on this topic last September on the subject of the THPA suggestion to that Board for the naming of the Picnic area adjacent to Kyla Hall as the BRINJA YUIN Reserve in recognition of the occupation of the surrounding land and waterways by the Aboriginal people for the past 7,000 years (see below).

10. THPA SUGGESTION FOR NAMING OF KYLA PICNIC RESERVE

An aboriginal name has been suggested, but there is a dispute among the local aboriginal groups as to whom it should be named after. This issue is to be resolved for Council by the Eurobodalla Aboriginal Advisory Board chaired by Aboriginal Elder Patricia Ellis (Brinja Yuin).

11. THPA SUPPORT FOR ANY THFC BID GRANTS FUNDING FOR NELSON PARADE BOAT LAUNCHING RAMP

Max Castle and the President are working on the improvements to the current launch ramp but other areas in the shire are claiming a greater need. Max Castle has been trying to arrange a meeting with the Mayor but has not been successful, so it looks like we shall chase this meeting in the New Year.

12. THPA FUNDED REPLACEMENT OF FLOODLIGHTS AT ONE TREE POINT

The new 240-volt 80 watt LED flood lights have now been installed at One Tree Point in time for the Summer holiday tourist season, and a kind donation has been received from the commercial supplier of the lights for the THPA for expenditure on further community projects.

13. CONCEPT OF A HERITAGE PARK FOR TUROSS:

The President has spoken to Council on the Heritage Park. It is estimated there should be 20 plaques at a cost of $40,000. They are now making larger plaques, up to A1 size which contain more information at a cost of $4,000 each. The electronic version of the plaques are about $14,000 each. There is to be a meeting with Council as Council originally would have preferred the plaques to be sited along the cycle path. However, the proposed number of information plaques would significantly block the view. We have told them we would prefer the plaques concentrated on one location located near the main town area.

Here is a couple of items we have found about the area that is not general information.

There was a ship wreck at Point Hicks in mid 1797 with 12 crew survivors. This group decided to walk back to Sydney By the time they reached the Moruya area 9 of the 12 decided to stop here. The 3 remaining crew walked on. One was killed on the outskirts of Sydney. We have been unable to find anything about the nine.

Subsequentially, this is an area of early NSW history that was affected by the floods of 1863 and 1892 when the blocking of the Tuross River ended its days as a port.

What we are seeking is Council approval for submission for a Tourist grant from either the Commonwealth or the State.

14. SUITABLE LOCATION FOR HERITAGE PARK

Fay Beers & John Tilbrook has suggested the area near the Memorial gardens would be suitable. The Tuross Lakes Preservation Group (TLPG) wrote to the THPA outlining its objections to this proposal, and instead put forward three other alternative sites, 1. Evans Park, 2. Adjacent and north of the Stafford Dixon Bench Seat on the Cyclewalk opposite 73/75 Tuross Boulevarde and 3. Opposite the over 55’s Townhouse complex on the Boulevarde.

15. UPDATE ON BID GAIN COUNCIL APPROVAL TO INSTALL A RAIN WATER STORAGE TANK AT KYLA HALL

The Tuross Rural Fire Service have recommended the installation of a 22,000 litre water tank at Kyla Hall but it is up to FIRECOM. However, our understanding is that his recommendation is that such a tank would be advantageous, but not essential.

We are still awaiting the detailed costing for the new BBSC shed.

16. THPA INITIATIVE PETITION TO ESTABLISH THE MAJORITY OPINION OF TUROSS RESIDENTS CONCERNING THE PRESERVATION OF SELF SOWN NORFOLK PINES TREES IN HECTOR McWILLIAM PARK

During the Mirror Bush eradication program in July/August 2017 it appears that the Green Army had been instructed to remove the young Norfolk Pines. The TLPG has advised the THPA that it played no part in the removal of any self-sewn Norfolk Pines during its own invasive species weeding working bees. It was suggested from the floor of the Meeting that the seedlings and seeds be collected as a project and be sold at the Market. It was moved that the matter be investigated.

17. Safety Issue

It was pointed out that the gravel on the walkway between the bridge and the end of Monash has been washed away an as it consists of large stones that move under foot and are dangerous for cycles, it would be easy to skid. The Meeting discussed the long history of this uncompleted section of the cyclewalk route which the Council has asked the owners of the nearby proposed housing estate to fund and complete during the development of the land. The matter is again to be raised with Council.

19. DOOR PRIZE RAFFLE.

D.Meek won the raffle.

Raffle raised $23.70.

Meeting Closed at 2:38pm

The next meeting will be on 1 Feb 2018.

#Tuross

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