April Home Harvest fruit and veggie swap cancelled.

As many of our veggie gardens have been a bit trashed lately as a result of the constant rain, we have decided to cancel our Harvest Fruit and Veggie Swap tomorrow, 5th April.
However our regular monthly WPA meeting will go ahead and our Guest Speaker will be from H Parsons Funeral Directors. Anyone who interested to know more about H Parsons planned development of Dimitris is invited to attend the meeting which commences at 6:00 pm Tuesday 5th April.

H. Parsons Funeral Directors expands into the Shoalhaven area.


H. Parsons Funeral Directors, the Illawarra’s only 100 percent Australian family-owned and operated funeral director is expanding into the Shoalhaven area. H. Parsons has recently invested in an existing, non-operating function centre located in the village of Wandandian. Subject to DA approval from Shoalhaven City Council, H. Parsons will transform the premises into a funeral home with a chapel and catering facilities.

“We are genuinely excited about this opportunity to contribute and serve the Shoalhaven, Jervis Bay and surrounding communities,” said Alan Parsons, Managing Director of H. Parsons Funeral Directors.

“H. Parsons will not be building a crematorium on the site,” Alan stressed. “Our investment in Wandandian will mean the families of the Bay and Basin area will now have access to a modern, clean and comfortable location for their funeral services without having to travel as far.”

“Having operated in the Illawarra since 1893 as a family run business, we have built deep connections with our communities, and we are committed to giving back. We do this through the Parsons’ Pillars of Environmental Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Local Community, and Local Business. This commitment will be continued in Wandandian and throughout the surrounding areas.

Alan is proud of the work his company is doing under the environmental sustainability initiative. “We will be installing solar panels on the Wandandian site as part of our company’s commitment to achieving a net zero-emission target in the future.” The company has already installed close to 400 panels across six sites with more to come.

“We are currently undertaking detailed planning with local drafts people in order to get the Development Application into Council as soon as possible. The great thing about this location at Wandandian is that the current zoning for the site allows for a funeral home. The site is well situated, and we believe our operation will enhance the township.”

We have also begun talks with local builders, tradespeople and suppliers to deliver the minor renovations to the existing function centre by repurposing it to be more suitable for funeral services and associated functions with catering.”

“H. Parsons is the leading funeral provider in the Illawarra, and we are committed to delivering personalised, dignified and affordable funeral services to the families that we serve. Our staff are trained using industry best practice and our contemporary facilities provide advanced and innovative technology unique to Parsons. Our team is looking forward to delivering exceptional funeral services that we are renowned for to the Shoalhaven and surrounding communities,” said Alan.

For more information go to:

Or contact:

Edwina Ellicott
H. Parsons Funeral Directors
Ph: 0437 046 456.

15 March 2022


Regretfully, our valued Treasurer, Mitchell Brook, has tendered his resignation as Treasurer, effective immediately as he will shortly be leaving the area.

We require someone to take over the role, at least until our Annual General meeting in May, and encourage nominations as a matter of urgency.

Please consider nominating for this rewarding role within our organisation. Wandandian Progress Association is an important part of our Community and all of our volunteers are highly valued.

Contact our secretary, Eve Bray, if you would like to nominate for the position.


Harvest Swap Logo


Following the success of the Trial Home Harvest Swap prior to the December meeting of Wandandian Progress Association, it has been decided that a monthly Home Harvest Swap will commence on Tuesday 11th January at 5:00 pm at the Wandandian Progress Association Hall.

Subsequent Home Harvest Swaps will take place at 5:00 pm prior to the WPA monthly meeting, which is held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm, at the hall, from February to December.
Wandandian Progress Association will make every effort to keep our community safe when we get together by operating in a COVID safe manner. To this end, we will prefer that all participants and members be fully vaccinated and sign into the premises in accordance with NSW Health requirements. It is our hope that as a community member you will assist us in this aim and encourage others to do so as well. We want to keep our community safe!





Transport for NSW

Princes Highway upgrade | join our webinars

Hi there,

We’re starting a series of Princes Highway upgrade webinars to keep you up to speed on what’s involved in the planning and design of the Princes Highway upgrade program. Join us!

Work is ramping up on priority projects between Falls Creek, south of Nowra, and Moruya and the webinars are a chance for you to get a better understanding of what’s going on, our priorities and what the design and planning process is for the Princes Highway upgrade.

Princes Highway upgrade Program Director, Julian Watson, will host the initial two-part series with a panel of project managers, road designers, transport planners and road safety specialists.

Session 1 | Putting safety first – 2pm Friday 15 October 

This session will look at how we make highways safer: exploring what strategies and features are used in highway improvements to reduce the severity or frequency of crashes. Register now. 

Text Box: Register for session 1

Session 2 | Planning and designing a highway upgrade – 3pm Friday 22 October 

This session will look at what’s involved in planning and designing a highway upgrade: exploring how we identify what infrastructure or service needs improving and the design and environmental considerations required before starting work. It will break some of the lingo we use a lot on our projects: strategic options, preferred options, environmental assessments, concept designs. Register now. 

Text Box: Register for session 2

See you there,

Princes Highway upgrade program team

1800 719 759 | princeshighway.nsw.gov.au | princeshighway@transport.nsw.gov.au

COVID Update

COVID Alerts


As a result of the extension of the current COVID-19 lockdown until at least the 28th August, Wandandian Progress Association advises its patrons and the wider community that Wandandian Hall will be unavailable for hire until further notice.

The Association apologises for any inconvenience.