Only 2 days until the 2017 Wandandian Woodchop and Community Expo kicks off. Hope to see lots of people there!





All Woodchop Committee members and other interested persons please attend this meeting
to finalise the planning for this year’s Woodchop and Community Expo.
For further info contact Ross Earby (chairperson) or Ali Murray

Inaugural Hangi and Music Evening was a huge success!


The Wandandian Progress Association have been busy raising funds to complete Stage 2 of the Wandean Road Community Pathway.

Stage 1 was completed in February with some welcome support and financial assistance from the Shoalhaven City Council. The Machinery work for the pathway was done by local volunteers .

To raise funds for Stage 2 raffle tickets were sold and a Hangi and Music evening was held in the local hall Saturday 3 June. Being overwhelmed with interest, 140 Hangi tickets and 761 raffle tickets were sold raising just over $6,000.

Wandandian Hangi

A great evening was had by all and although the Hangi meal was a little late coming out of the ground, no one really seemed to care as they rocked away to the fabulous 70’s music of the V.I.C.E Squad from Vincentia. The band started at 6pm and they were still going at 11pm. The Hangi fire and a couple of fire buckets burned and kept some outside while others danced the night away inside the hall. The atmosphere was fabulous as was the food, the music and the company – a great mix for a great evening.

Congratulations to those who won prizes in the raffle and the lucky Door Prize.

Wandandian Progress Association would like to thank those who participated and helped raise this money for Stage 2 of the pathway where work will commence once the ground dries out enough.









Raffle Result Details:

1st Prize:     Samsung 50: Smart TV Ticket No. 201     Sue Blessing,St Georges Basin

2nd Prize      Webber Baby Q (BBQ) Ticket No. 677     Glen Simpson, Scullin, ACT (formerly of Wandandian)

3rd Prize      Bewong River Retreat O’night stay          Ken Rankin, Wandandian

4th Prize      Set of Travel Luggage                                     Rob Young, Sanctuary Point


Lucky Door Prize:   A Security Screen Door donated by Bay and Basin Security – won by Kimberley George, Vincentia



Notice of Meetings for Wandandian Recreation Reserve Management Committee

Notice is hereby given that the Wandandian Recreation Reserve Management Committee will hold its 1) Ordinary meeting and 2) Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 6th June at Wandandian Progress Association Hall. The meetings will immediately follow the Wandandian Progress Meeting which will commence at 7:30 pm.

All residents and interested persons are invited to attend these meetings. It is anticipated that these 2 meetings will take about and hour in total in addition to the Wandandian Progress Association meeting.

The management committee is responsible for the upkeep of our Recreation Reserve under delegated authority from Shoalhaven Council.

Please follow the links below to read the Minutes of Ordinary Meeting 7th March 2017 (27kb .docx) held on 7th March 2017 and the last AGM minutes 6 July 2016 (27kb .docx) held on 6th July 2016

We look forward to seeing many new faces at both the Progress Association and Reserve Committee meetings.

For more info see Wandandian Progress Association’s website or contact the Secretary, Wandandian Recreation Reserve Managment Committee

Wandandian Community HANGI and Live Music Fundraiser

Hangi Flyer


Come Join us for a Community HANGI at the Wandandian Progress Hall on Saturday 3 June from 5.30pm.
We are raising funds to complete Stage 2 of the Wandean Road Pathway and we need your support!
A fun evening of music supplied by The V.I.C.E. Squad, Traditional Hangi Meat and Veg, plus homemade desserts (made by the local ladies), Lucky Door prize and other fun game activities throughout the evening. The raffle will be drawn at 7.00pm. BYO drinks and nibblies.

Tickets go on sale this week and are limited, so get in early – Adults $30 each or $55 for a couple, $15 for children aged 5-12. Children under 5 Free. Entry will by ticket only. There will be NO door sales
Overnight Campers welcome. Campsite Fee $10

Tickets available from Gilelen Rural Supplies on Wednesday’s and Sat mornings. For further information contact Co-ordinator Ross Earby.

Fundraising Raffle to support the completion of the Wandean Road Community Pathway

The Wandandian Progress Association Inc. is conducting a raffle with only 1,000 tickets being sold.
Funds raised will go towards completing Stage 2 of the Wandean Road Community Pathway.

1st Prize: Samsung 50″ Smart TV (value $1059)
2nd Prize: Webber Baby Q (BBQ value $350)
3rd Prize: Overnight Accommodation at Bewong River Retreat + Gift Voucher (value $270)
4th Prize: Travel Luggage set of 5 (value $150)

Raffle Draw: 3 June 2017 at 7pm during the Wandandian Hangi evening held in the Progress Hall.
Results will be published in Nowra News – Friday 9 June. Phone/text notice will be sent if not present at draw.
The raffle has been proudly supported by Nowra Businesses: Harvey Norman Electrical, Outdoors and Beyond,
and Bewong River Retreat – Bewong.

Tickets at $5 each are available from any of the Progress members or from Gilelen Rural Supplies from Wednesday 3 May 2017.

As well as supporting the cause by buying a raffle ticket, we hope you will also consider joining us at the Progress Hall for a traditional Hangi meal on
Saturday 3 June. Tickets for this event will be on sale from Wednesday 3 May and we suggest you book in early as seating is limited to 100.

All enquiries to: Ross Earby Co-ordinator.



Website revamp

Over the coming weeks we are revamping our website. We would like to include photos of Wandandian, Jerrawangla and Bewong in a slideshow on the website to promote our beautiful area. If you have suitable high resolution photos that you would allow us to use on the site free of copyright restrictions please send them (full size) to We will credit you on the site if you give us appropriate details.

In conjunction with the Wandandian Progress Association Trash and Treasure Market, Wandandian Rural Fire Brigade will be holding their “Get Ready” Open Day.

Open Day Flyer

Trash and Treasure sign

Saturday 27 August  2016
8am to 2pm

D2683 Princes Highway, Wandandian NSW 2540
(midway between Nowra & Milton)


  • Sell unwanted items, Craft, tools etc!
  • Car boot spaces – $20
  • Larger spaces (max 6 m x 6 m) – $25
  • Hire a table & space in the hall – $18
  • Stallholder set up: 6.45 am to 8.00 am
  • Don’t miss this opportunity!
  • Book your stall space ASAP!


  • Find yourself a bargain!
  • Gold coin entry (under 12s free)
  • Browse and buy at your leisure
  • Enjoy a cuppa & homemade treats
  • BBQ specials and a cold drink
  • Visiting buskers
  • Children’s playground
  • Areas to relax and meet friends


This event is hosted by the members of the Wandandian Progress Association who are raising funds to improve community facilities.

Giant Parramatta Grass
Information Session
Wandandian Progress Association Hall

Thursday July 7th
between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm

Shoalhaven Landcare invites you to an information session on Giant Parramatta Grass (GPG)

At this session, you can learn about how giant Parramatta grass grows, how other landowners are tackling this weed, and what has been successful.

Landowners have found that GPG is a difficult grass to control.
Many landowners are unclear about how and when to control it and what is the correct strategy for their situation.

Amanda Britton Agronomist Local Land Services Berry Understanding the biology of GPG – how it grows; when are the important times for action and how this knowledge helps keep it in control
Max Boyd Farmer from Yatta Park at Conjola Max has worked to control GPG on his grazing property
Greg Thompson Brogers Creek Landcare Different strategies that Kangaroo Valley farmers are using for GPG control
John Kubale Bengalee Landcare Trialling the naturally occurring biological control Nigraspora

Several fact sheets and control manuals will be available at the information session. They are also available from Shoalhaven Council at Nowra or Local Land Services at Berry.

Please RSVP to Julia Banks, Shoalhaven Landcare Coordinator at Landcare logo

This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program