Miscellaneous


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

 

 


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.


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 webmaster@wandandian.org.au We will credit you on the site if you give us appropriate details.


Trash and Treasure sign

Saturday 27 August  2016
8am to 2pm

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

STALLHOLDERS WANTED

  • 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!

    BARGAIN HUNTERS

  • 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.

PROGRAM SPEAKERS FOR THE SESSION WILL INCLUDE
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 coordinator@shoalhavenlandcare.org.au Landcare logo

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


GAVIN MURRAY APPEAL

It is with deep regret that we advise the Wandandian Community of the tragic death of Gavin Murray, the proprietor of Wandandian Auto Dismantlers ( formerly Wandandian Wreckers), in the truck accident on the highway on Monday 21st December 2015. His loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him. He was a hardworking friendly family man and his family will have a lot to cope with over the coming months.

To assist them Wandandian Progress Association has set up a fundraising account with the Bendigo Bank and any donations can be made at any Bendigo Bank by mentioning “Gavin Murray”. Any donation large or small will go towards helping Alison with the children’s future.

We will also be holding fundraising events, the first of which will be a Golf Day at Sussex Inlet.

Golf Day flyer

Golf Day fundraiser


FIRE PERMITS

Fire permits are required if you wish to burn off during the Bush Fire Danger Period. The Rural Fire Service provides information regarding fire permits on their website. Please note that even though you may have a permit you are required to heed current Bush Fire Danger warnings, as well as to inform your neighbours and the RFS Nowra, Phone (02) 4424 4424, 24 hours before you plan to do so.

Also please be aware that Fire Permits for the Wandandian area are issued by volunteers from the Wandandian Brigade who fulfill this role in addition to their work and family commitments. Please be patient and recognise that they have to inspect your proposed burn before they issue the permit and will do so as soon as is practicable. Currently Wandandian Brigade has only 3 Permit Issuing Officers so their workload is considerable.


Floods 24th-26th August 2015

Just a few photos following the deluge over the past couple of days. 396mm has fallen in the 48hours from Monday 24th-Wednesday 26th August.

10:00am Monday 18mm

10:00am Tuesday 155mm

10:00am Wednesday 223mm

Bob White's property Western side of causeway

Bob White’s property Western side of causeway

 

Bob White's property western side of causeway

Bob White’s property western side of causeway

Eastern side of Wandean Road near causeway

Eastern side of Wandean Road near causeway

Causeway on Hancock's Creek

Causeway on Hancock’s Creek