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Tuross Progress Assoc meeting Thurs Aug 2nd at Kyla Hall 2pm


All THPA Members and the Tuross Head community,

Please find the draft AGENDA HERE for the upcoming meeting on August 2nd at the Kyla Hall, Tuross Head at 2pm. This will be the last meeting held ahead of the AGM to be convened on 6th Sep 18 with the election of new officer bearers. There are five potential guest speakers should time allow, namely Deputy Mayor Clr Anthony Mayne, Jillian Reynolds - Fisheries Manager NSW Dept of Primary Industries (Marine Parks & Fisheries), Max Castle THFC on fishing facilities, the Manager of Tuross Beach Holiday Park and a community forum, with Fiona Phillips – introducing herself as Labor Candidate for the Federal seat of Gilmore.

The attached submission lodged by the NSW Department of Primary Industries with the General Manager ESC should be read ahead of the Meeting as part of the background to Agenda Item #1 dealing with the Council’s aim to re-zone Kyla Park Heritage Grazing Lots. The DPI has concerns about the Council’s intent to remove E3 Environmental Protection from Kyla Park lots and rezoning them as RU1 Rural which may have future adverse impacts on the Batemans Marine Park, and in particular the local oyster industry in Tuross Lake.


The busy signposting at the Tuross Head entrance to H.Mc.W. Drive

Given that NO nominations have yet been received by Secretary THPA for the positions of President (vital), Senior Vice President (desirable), Junior Vice President (desirable) , Secretary (vital) or Membership Officer (vital) it is hoped that at least the thre vital excecutive poisitions are able to be filled. The Treasurer (Joan Buchan) has agreed to continue in her vital role unless challenged for the position (as if?).

Members are also reminded of the NBN Q&A Community Forum to be held at Kyla Hall at 1.30 pm on Wed 1 Aug 18 hosted by Ann Sudmalis, MP Member for Gilmore with senior NBNco & Telstra presenters. Council aim to rezone Kyla Heritage Grazing Lots from E3 Environment Protection to RU1 Open Uses. The Background to this vexed issue has been well publicised by the Secretary THPA to the Members. A Petition to Council against the rezoning intention is also being circulated by the TLC, TLPG & THPA . -4- Invited speakers on this issue will be the Deputy Mayor Clr Anthony Mayne representing Council, Ms Jillian Reynolds - Manager Fisheries NSW Dept of Primary Industries (Marine Parks & Fisheries) and representation from the floor. The Department of Primary Industries NSW Government lodged its submission to the General Manager ESC on 22 Jun 18 outlining its concerns about the Council’s proposal to amend LEP2012. This DPI document will be circulated to THPA members ahead of the 2 Aug 18 meeting as an attachment to the AGENDA. New “Missing Link” of “Cycle/walk” Tuross Beach Holiday Park Caravan Park brick pathway & service roads now closed to non-residents. Now need for new shared cycle walk section along the service road leading from the Main Beach carpark and along edge of Clive Court to re-join existing cycle walk in Nelson Parade. THPA (John Tilbrook) has made submission to Council to meet this public safety requirement to provide a safe walking route to bridge the gap as pathway users will now be required to walk on the roadway in the midst of moving vehicles. Warren Sharpe has acknowledged this issue and is investigation the options and costings. THPA cycle walk funds could be offered to defray costs of construction as a shared community association/council project. 3. Danger to Pedestrians walking along roadside verge between 178 Hector McWilliam Drive adjacent to golf course to Allenby Road “T” intersection At the 3 May 18 THPA meeting a pedestrian and public safety issue was raised by Dr Carlene Winch with the guest speaker (Warren Sharpe), in that there was a desire from some present to accelerate the provision of a 1.5 metre wide footpath along Hector McWilliam Drive sic on the northern side of Hector McWilliam Drive from opposite Viewpoint Close (from 178 Hector McWilliam Drive to the Allenby Road intersection). This 300 metre section of pathway is identified in the Council’s adopted Eurobodalla Pathways Strategy 2017 to be provided on a priority basis, but it has NOT been included in the draft 2018-19 Operational Plan. Warren Sharpe has now estimated construction cost for this abridged section of pathway at $350k. 4. Replacing ancient un-flued LPG Heaters in Kyla Hall. Council has advised that funds were budgeted for in the FY18/19 Operational Plan to engage their Sustainability Contractor (SC) to conduct an energy audit of Kyla Hall and make recommendations for the type of heating/cooling for Kyla Hall. The Council has estimated $62k for installation of hydroponic heating system. -5- The Secretary THPA has submitted two grants funding submissions to both the State and Federal Members of Parliament. The applications have sought grants funding for $19,440 so as to permit the installation of a three unit inverter air-conditioning system able to heat/cool Kyla Hall (and thus enable the disposal of the dangerous and ancient un-flued LPG fired Vulcan Heaters which are toxic and pose a serious public health hazard to hall users when operating; and for the provision and installation of a 6.6 Kw Solar Power System (24 panels & inverter) to be mounted on the Kyla Park Hall roof to generate sufficient electricity to cover power & lighting usage at Kyla Hall. Council has given its assurance in writing to the THPA and the KHMC that the SC will be required to consult with all Kyla Hall user groups to establish what heating/cooling requirements or solutions they suggest be taken into account when making its report on its findings to Council. 5. KYLA HALL Maintenance Issues John Tilbrook has completed the painting of the repaired brick wall in the end wall of the Hall. A further painting “working bee” will be organised to complete the task of painting repaired walls in the Hall, most likely in late August. 6. NEW THPA NOTICEBOARD No further information received as to status of the President THCC offer to fund a new professionally produced THPA noticeboard to be erected at the “T intersection roadside reserve to replace the shonky John Tilbrook yellow noticeboard displaying meeting dates. 8. ADDITIONAL CAR/BOAT TRAILER PARKING AT NELSON PARADE Gary Cooper & Max Castle raised the issues that are confronting the Council in its bid to undertake earthworks to increase the number of car/boat trailer parking spaces in the vicinity of Nelson Parade boat ramp. Warren Sharpe pointed out that this would represent a minor reclamation of the foreshore and would of course require support from both Marine Parks and NSW Fisheries. If the Tuross community is able to support this application by Council for the required government approval to undertake this work, that would be welcome. The Council would add this support from the THPA and the THCC to a concept design for consideration by the relevant NSW Government agencies Maritime & Fisheries).

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