Two key dates for your Easter diary!

Saturday 20 April

Public Meeting, Yulunga Community Hall 3pm.

Have your say about the proposed development of the North Manyana (formerly Kylor) site. For more information, scroll down…

NB RHVA recently met with the new owners of the site, JWD Projects, and their community engagement representatives, GHD. For an overview of the discussion, click here.

Sunday 21 April

Manyana Market, Yulunga Reserve 9am to 2pm.

Don’t miss out on the latest offerings from local suppliers, artists and producers!

North Manyana Planning Proposal  (previously known as “Kylor”) update announced.

February 2019
If you haven’t already, please visit the SCC’s “Get Involved” page and sign up for updates on this major development proposal. While you’re there, fill in the survey to give your opinion on the proposed PP. (Closes 29/4/19. Please keep a copy of your submission and feel free to forward same to your RHVA exec. We also encourage your comments on the RHVA Community FB page, on any relevant threads on the RHVA FB page, etc.) 
To get you up to speed, the minutes of your North Manyana PP Focus Group’s recent meeting are available on our website, including the PP document and a flyer for a Public Meeting being held on Easter Saturday in the Yulunga Hall, to further discuss the North Manyana PP. 
Draft Shoalhaven Growth Management Strategy (GMS) 2019 – 2041
The Draft Shoalhaven GMS 2019- 2041 was put up for public comment over the busy Xmas – New Year holiday period and went under the radar. This is a very important document which will determine the future of our coastal villages and needs YOUR input!
The draft “Character Statement” for Manyana / Cunjurong Point is:

“Manyana and Cunjurong Point will offer a relaxed place to live and visit, with a clear focus on beach and water recreation. A diversity of housing, in combination with great services and amenities, and a locally-respectful retail centre will offer all the necessary essentials for local residents and visitors. Beach style housing with a mix of materials and coastal colours will maintain the place’s informal character, and appeal to people seeking the relaxed way of life that the settlements are known for. The hilly topography will continue to offer elevated views to the ocean, including the popular Inyadda Beach.”

The draft “Character Statement” for Bendalong / North Bendalong is:

“Bendalong will maintain its secluded and easygoing character. With a focus on the immersive natural surrounds, this small village will offer convenient access to stunning beaches and the surrounding bushland, offering a diversity of recreational activities, particularly in summer. Bendalong Point and Boat Harbour Beach will be promoted as popular destinations, well-equipped with basic amenities and conveniently located proximate to holiday parks. Buildings will display a coastal material palette and building style, with modest low-rise dwellings featuring flat and gabled roofs and a mix of fibro and weatherboard. Streets will further promote the relaxed and natural character, with lots of natural landscaping and tall street trees.”

But what do YOU think they should say? Please submit your suggestions via email as we will be voting at Saturday 16h March’s meeting on our submission to council.
Please also comment on the Character Assessments for each area.
For all of the relevant information on this topic, visit the SCC “Get Involved” GMS page.
Please note, we have also formalised our RHVA Meetings Code of Conduct March 2019.

A defibrillator for community use

A defibrillator  for community use was delivered to the Red Head Villages’ Association on  30th August.  It will be stored at the Bendalong General Store and be available at all hours  in an  emergency while awaiting an ambulance. The association is grateful for the efforts of member , Jenny Cleary , in acquiring the funding for this unit . Ulladulla Lions Club and Ulladulla Rotary Club both donated $1500 towards the cost of the unit . The unit gives clear oral instructions to the operator  and will be  able to be used by any member of the public to save a person’s  life if they are  experiencing a cardiac arrest.



On Saturday 16th June, 2018 the final concrete pour was done on the shared community pathway between the Inyadda Beach Car Park and Bendalong. This has been a project spanning many years and has involved the volunteer labour of many members over those years.

Special thanks go to Glenn North for his constant support over the years . Special thanks also  to President Kevin Millar and Mick Cvetkovic (Infrastructure )  for their management and commitment to the finalisation of the project .

Initial funding for the project was derived from  ongoing Shoalhaven City Council co-funding ,  private donations from Lars and Sammi Newman and the community donation tin at the Bendalong General Store.We thank all at the store  for assisting the project in this way.

The project gained extra impetus in the past few years due to the injection of grant funding from the NSW State Government’s Building Better Partnership Program .The Hon Shelley Hancock, Member for the South Coast and Clr Patricia White have given continuous support for this project . We thank also Lexie Meyer , our develoment coordinator , for the outstanding work she has done completing lengthy  funding application forms.

As a result of the local and state government funding, RHVA was able to hire local concrete contractors, the Walker Brothers, to complete the final stage of the project .

The communities of Manyana and Bendalong are now connected by a safe community pathway , constructed along an existing power  easement . Residents of all ages can be seen using the facility – from youngsters on scooters to senior citizens on motorised scooters.( Photo shows local resident, Peter King enjoying his walk on the pathway  last week.)The shared community pathway  encourages physical fitness for residents and visitors alike and develops social connectivity .

This is Stage 1 of the Red Head Villages’ Association (Inc ) lake and  coastal pathway program . Stage 2 will be constructed between Manyana and Berringer Lake, with the pathway following the easement from The Sunset Strip end of Manyana through the bush to Berringer Lake .

The Association invites you to experience the community pathway with family ,friends and visitors to our area. This is a great community asset ; to be enjoyed by all.