For some time caravan and RV owners have been using Shoalhaven Council land, adjacent to the Wandandian Progress Hall and Wandandian Fire Shed, for free overnight camping.
Wandandian Progress Association has been advised that this is
NO LONGER ALLOWED.
Wandandian Progress Association will resume regular meetings for 2016 on Tues 2nd February at 7:30 pm.
All residents and interested persons are invited to attend as the main item for discussion will be the proposed amalgamation of Shoalhaven and Kiama Councils.
Our President, Sue Campbell, last Wednesday attended a briefing from Council, regarding the amalgamation, and she will be reporting to the meeting.
I urge you all to attend.
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.
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.
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
Meeting opened 7:45pm
Mayor Joanna Gash
Clr Patricia White
Clr Alan Baptist
Minutes from previous meeting read. Accepted: Anne Simpson 2nd: Ken Rankin
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:
- Sue Campbell contacted B & N Flooring regarding the quote. The floor has now been done for $4600.00.
- Dinner dance – Jocelyn Fox and Kate Stein suggest a Trivia Night in September and a Karaoke night in February.
- Wandandian sign finished.
- Gary Dreutt not here to discuss footpath. Carry to next meeting.
- Sue Campbell and Anne Simpson attended Dept Fair Trading meeting. Found it informative. Anne Simpson has created registers that they require – committee and members, conflict of interest, etc. To be stored on site.
- Pest inspection – Ross Earby asked DNA and they will get back to us.
- Email board at the post office. Business register set up with local businesses around the grounds for travellers.
- Dept of Fair Trading
- SCC – letter re: Princes Highway
- Bendigo bank re: access online to view only
- SCC – Notice of meeting of development committee
- SCC – Ben Stewart re: use of facilities
- SCC Traffic Committee re: review of bridge and road
- Les Corish – IGA re: thanks for community grant
Accepted: Kaye Hilaire 2nd:Ken Rankin
Opening balance 1 May 2015 $8043.12
Add Income $2567.05
Less Expenses $4639.18
Closing balance 31 May 2015 $5970.99
O/S Expenses – Dept of Fair Trading $ 139.00
Moved: Ann Kirrage 2nd: Carol Rankin
- Jocelyn Fox expressed that we should be doing Acknowledgement of Country. She will get a copy of it and moved that we do this from the next meeting on. 2nd by Ross Earby.
- Sue Campbell presented the advertisement that Ross Earby placed in the papers for the Woodchop. Already getting interest in the event from businesses and market holders. Ross working on the Woodchop – events listing done. Events pretty much the same as last year – 8 event listing. There were 9 last year as Toby Davis added his event at the last minute on the day. Ad in the Axemen’s calendar. Ross requires a cheque for the Axemen’s Association. Jocelyn Fox to write.
- Mayor Joanna Gash – development meeting was on today. Feels that they are getting things done. Council very busy. DA’s very busy – approx. 16 dwellings approved per week. Big motel Vincentia complex approved. Dan Murphy’s opening soon. Callala Beach land sold. Manyana Skate Park approved. Pool to be open in September. Oallen Bridge almost completed. Thanked Clr’s for attending our meetings. Turpentine Road should begin in July.
- Clr Patricia White believes we have the best supper at Progress Meetings. She stated that our grounds are looking fantastic. Believes that there has been such an improvement over the past couple of years in the town. Spoke to Ben Stewart regarding our letter. He has indicated that he is happy to come and talk to us. Clr White suggested we call as a follow up to the letter that was sent. Attended Eurobodalla meeting – they suggested that they want SCC to be involved with them. Meeting yesterday regarding budget. With reference to rates they only received 5 submissions out of 55000 ratepayers regarding this. Has attended conferences on a variety of issues. Went to Wivenhoe dam and was given a presentation on the floods and a tour of the walls. Budget works for Sussex Inlet to include bridgework.
- Clr Alan Baptist – SCC spending over $200 million over the next 2 years which will cover RMS issues and pipeline under the Shoalhaven River. When Alan saw the Wandandian sign up and completed he was very happy. It will have a garden placed around it. Asked how we feel with regards to SCC and how they are moving and performing. Sue Campbell feels that the consolidation of departments as a cost cutting exercise has been effective. She also acknowledges that the council is very busy and keeping some things really fun, such as the yellow piano. Ross Earby mentioned developers and their gripe with council, yet stated that it allows for confidence knowing that council have employed people to assist with the workload. General discussion.
Meeting closed 8:25pm
NEXT MEETING: 7th July at 7:30pm
Clr Patricia White
Meeting opened: 8:35pm
Minutes from previous meeting read. Accepted: Anne Simpson 2nd: Kaye Hilaire
A very rewarding and exciting year in Wandandian.
- The annual Community expo and Woodchop in October was a resounding success. Ross Earby took over as coordinator and did an exemplary job. We had some outstanding & generous sponsors who helped to make the day so special. We combined the Woodchop Events with a small market day, some static displays and live music. The hot food at the tennis shed and the cold food etc in the hall all contributed to the day. All in all it was one of our most profitable and successful days.
- Community Day: This was held on the 14th March this year and was organised to thank all our volunteers and to help our local community get to know one another better. Although only a small turnout it was an enjoyable afternoon.
- Grounds Maintenance- We have been successful in obtaining Centrelink approval to accept volunteers over the age of 55 who are required to complete up to 30 hours per fortnight doing volunteer work. Chris Campbell has taken over the responsibility of our grounds and building maintenance and is doing a terrific job. I think we can all agree that the area is looking great.
- Progress is trying to obtain funding to construct a footpath alongside Wandean Road. This will benefit all in our community who regularly walk (or would if they felt safer) up and down the road. Although no funding as yet Garry Druett is keeping us updated on his efforts to find funds. Council has indicated they fully support this initiative.
- We now have new Holland blinds in the kitchen (supplied and installed by David Elton of Shoalhaven Blinds from Bewong at cost)
- We also have new security bars on the outside of the same kitchen windows supplied and installed by another local Owen Wood. This will help with the overall security of our Hall.
- New gardens have been placed either side of the ramp at the front of the hall to make it more attractive. These were achieved at very little cost to Progress and look great.
Overall a very productive and satisfying year. Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed throughout the year.
This past 12 months has been busy for Progress. We must thank the hard work of Ross Earby for the wonderful Woodchop and Field Day, and to all of those who assisted on the day. Hall bookings have continued to be steady with some regular bookings now filling the calendar and many private functions being held. We have continued to seek out available grants/funding from a variety of sources and will continue to so over the next 12 months. Thank you to everyone who works to make the Wandandian Progress Association as wonderful as it is. The books will be taken to Melissa Salway of Salway Taxation and Accounting for review after this meeting.
Opening Balance 29/4/2014 $6047.31
Closing Balance 27/4/2015 $8043.12
Yearly Income $16666.60
Yearly Expenses $14670.79
Profit for Year Ending 27/4/2015 $1995.81
Moved: Ken Rankin 2nd: Ray Stein
ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MAY 2015 – APRIL 2016:
Nominated: Anne Simpson
2nd: Cheryl Druett
VICE PRESIDENT 1:
Ross Earby Nominated: Jocelyn Fox
2nd: Les Corish
No nominations – Jocelyn Fox to fill in until secretary found
Nominated: Sue Campbell
2nd: Ken Rankin
Nominated: Sue Campbell
2nd: Jocelyn Fox
Nominated: Anne Simpson
2nd: Jocelyn Fox
Nominated: Kaye Hilaire
2nd: Les Corish
Melissa Salway Unanimous
- membership to remain at $10
- Quorum to remain at 5 members
- Hall hire costs to remain the same
- Co-ordinates South 35”05.313 East 150”30.666 Time capsule to be opened in 2035.
- Treasurer to submit financial report to Dept of Fair Trading.
Meeting closed: 8:50pm
Meeting Opened: 7:40pm
Clr Patricia White
Minutes from previous meeting read. Accepted: Kaye Hilaire 2nd: Ross Earby
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:
- Ross Earby has quotes from Nowra News and Sth Coast Register for wood chop ads – $190.00 for both. Ross has advised it would need to run twice. Move that we pay Ross Earby for ad. Ann Kirrage. 2nd Ken Rankin
- Actizyme purchased and Sue Campbell reimbursed.
- Les Corish in attendance – presented cheque for $2000 for floors. Thanks from Progress. Jocelyn Fox to do letter of thanks.
- SCC – letter Development application
- SCC – Media release Work on St Georges Basin Village Green
- SCC – Media release Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
- SCC – Media release Key Planning and Budget Documents
- Email – Garry Druett Change of email address
- NSW Dept of Fair Trading Financial Reporting Obligations
- B & N Flooring Services Quote for floor
- Letter of thanks Mr M Fox
- Letter of thanks Mrs A Kirrage
- Letter of thanks Mrs K Hilaire
- Letter of thanks Mr and Mrs R Stein
- Letter of thanks Mr and Mrs C Campbell
Moved by Les Corish 2nd Anne Simpson
Opening Balance $9771.75
Income $ 150.29
Closing Balance 27 April 2015 $8043.12
Accepted: Ross Earby 2nd: Ann Kirrage
- Floor quote – one verbal $4500, one written for $4890. Discussion regarding products and expenses. We only need stain not lacquer. We will ask B & N Flooring Services if the quote will cover stain as well. Unanimous support to get the floor done as quotes are reasonable. Kaye Hilaire will call B & N Flooring Services to see if they will keep same price for change of product.
- Anne Simpson advised that Square dancers not using hall in last week of May.
- Dinner dance – discussion about when to hold. Kate Stein suggested a warmer month. Kate and Jocelyn to formulate a plan and get back to next meeting.
- CCB Executive Meeting – Kaye Hilaire and Ann Kirrage attended. They were most welcome. They had lunch and it was lovely. The meeting was very informative and there were councilors who were familiar with Wandandian. They were able to understand what was being talked about. Placed into groups of 5 to discuss what each community does to encourage members and how they raise revenue. Lots of suggestions that came from this discussion already implemented by Wandandian Progress. Suggested that meetings should be done onto computer for ease (which is being done). Kaye presented the notes and paperwork issued to them from the meeting for all to look at.
- Sue Campbell in conversation with Les Corish regarding emergency services use of our grounds in light of the recent helicopter landings in our paddock and mucking it up. Sue questions if council might be able to provide funding for the upkeep of these areas, as we are a staging area for all emergency situations. Clr Patricia White suggested a letter to Ben Stewart for an onsite meeting regarding this, as he is who is in charge of all operations in emergency situations. Explain what we want and why. Ross Earby suggested some helicopter emergency landing light as well and this could be included into the letter. Kate Stein suggested a floodlight on the peak of the progress building. Jocelyn Fox to draft a letter and send to Sue Campbell and Ross Earby before sending out.
- Kaye Hilaire mentioned that we do not have the lock on the paddock gate. Will not lock it as not necessary.
- Clr Patricia White – accidents on the highway near Kladis Winery. Clr White mentioned that these accidents seem to be occurring in the wet weather and she feels that the water run off is a factor. She has spoken to RMS regarding this. They stated they have driven their detection vehicle over the spot but it was in the dry. Clr White requested it be done again in the wet. Should hear back next week. She has also spoken to Shelly Hancock regarding the bridge into Wandandian. State govt has a bucket of money to spend on these areas to help fix them. Clr White asked that Progress raise these issues with Shoalhaven Council Traffic Committee for the area from the Northern bridge to Bewong. Also include in this letter a request for a review of the speed limit – reduction through all of Wandandian. General discussion about this issue. Jocelyn Fox to draft the letter.
- Wandandian sign almost finished. Thank you council. Clever use of it to include Bewong and Wandandian on the same sign.
- Sue Campbell will place a sheet into the post office requesting locals email addresses for inclusion in minutes mail-out.
- Garry Druett regarding the footpath – still struggling to get finance for it. No success with IMB or state government. Next effort will be with Mulwaree Trust. Garry has spoken to the people involved with this organization. Garry pointed out the safety concerns we have. If they fund it, it will not be for the whole amount. Progress needs to match any funding by a third. We have $7000 committed by SCC. Progress will supply $3000. Has asked Mulwaree for $23000. Total of $33000. Garry has begun the paperwork and will submit this as soon as possible. Also been working with Michael Strachan who secured the $7000 from SCC for us. Environmental impact study has to be completed. Garry suggested that if we fail to secure funding, we will use the $7000 to begin the project anyway and then we have the avenue to secure more funding at a later stage. Garry will continue to chase this up. Follow up at next meeting.
- Sue Campbell – email received from Dept Fair Trading (as per correspondence in). It is regarding the lodgment of financial reports. They are running meetings at Bomaderry Bowling Club on Tuesday 19th May 2015 and Wednesday 20th May 2015. Late lodgment fee of $88 for last years report. Jocelyn Fox will send with financials from AGM 2015. Anne Simpson and Sue Campbell will attend the Wednesday meeting.
- Brett Simpson asked if we get pest inspections done. Fire Shed has been having some issues. Jocelyn Fox asked if we should get one done in light of the proximity of fire shed to progress hall. Sue Campbell suggested we get a quote. Ross Earby stated that a pest inspection costs approximately $250.00. Sue Campbell moved that we get a quote. Garry Druett suggested that treating would cost the same as the quote. Ross Earby suggested Bacchas Partners or DNA Pest Control. Ross Earby to call on Progress behalf.
- Sue advised that the storeroom will not be getting the floor done but suggested that we get a tough marine style carpet to lay there instead.
Meeting Closed at 8:30pm
NEXT MEETING: 2nd June 2015