On December 2, SCC will commence maintenance works on the rock cover at the transition from the beach to the picnic area and carpark at Boat Harbour Beach. This will involved repositioning of existing rocks and placement of additional large rocks along the area identified in the picture below. Work is expected to take 2 weeks, so will hopefully be completed in time for the holiday season.
A BBQ will also be added to the picnic area at eastern end.
Please note that the tab “Information on Manyana Beach Estate” has been removed from the main menu. The information provided under that tab has been moved to “Manyana Beach Estate” under “Latest Hot Topics”, where all the latest information is also available.
Due to ongoing matters regarding insurance, the general meeting of the RHVA scheduled for Saturday 16 November 2019 has been cancelled. This is most regrettable, but the RHVA executive considers the association to be in a precarious position, and that cancellation pending resolution of these issues is the most prudent course of action.
In short, meetings of community consultative bodies (CCBs) such as the RHVA are covered by council for public liability. However, council does not provide public liability cover for events other than CCB meetings, nor does it provide cover for matters such as defamation. Obtaining this additional cover comes at a cost of over $1200, which is difficult for our small association to accommodate, and reduces the ability of the RHVA to help fund community projects.
The executive is continuing to try to resolve this issue with council. Any suggestions as to how money to cover this insurance might be raised by the community would gratefully received.
In the meantime, as listed below, there are MANY current issues that will likely be of interest to members, including current and pending developments (Manyana Beach Estate and Inyadda Drive). Information pertaining to most of these issues can be found on this website (e.g. in posts below and under Correspondence In/Out, Community Projects and Latest Hot Topics).
Please keep any eye on the website in coming days for updates and further documentation relating to the matters listed below.
Meeting of Inyadda Drive Planning Proposal Focus Group with JWD Projects and GHD regarding the Inyadda Drive Planning Proposal (15 November 2019) to discuss the Biodiversity Certification Assessment Report – updates will be provided under Latest Hot Topics
Progress on the Berringer/Cunjurong link pathway – see Community Projects Tab
Shorebirds – hooded plovers nesting at south end of Inyadda – see post below
The recent Coastal Management survey (relevant to management of Lake Conjola opening) – see post below
Tourist and Visitor Accommodation and Clause 2.8 (Temporary Use of Land) Review – meeting with council held 13 November, updates to follow – keep an eye on Correspondence In/Out and Latest Hot Topics. If you are interested in providing feedback to council on this issue (which relates, for example, to use of properties as wedding venues) PLEASE REFER TO ONLINE SURVEY(deadline 13 December 2019) at https://getinvolved.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/tourist-and-visitor-accommodation-review
Manyana Beach Estate – CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE HAS BEEN ISSUED!! More information to follow shortly – keep an eye on the Latest Hot Topics tab.
Murals update – heaps of fantastic progress. Refer to Community Projects page.
Bendalong Boat Harbour – refer to Correspondence In/Out
Surf Schools – refer to Correspondence In/Out
Shoalhaven Transition full application for Environmental Trust grant – this grant application includes a proposal to conduct BioBlitzes in our area. A BioBlitz workshop will be held on Friday 6 December in Ulladulla from 2-4pm. Register by 22 Novemberby sending an email to email@example.com
Plant barrier erected at the beach access at the bottom of Quebec – thank you to council for this attractive, common sense, environmentally friendly approach
Bush care – meets first Saturday of the month. After much hard work on Manyana Beach, the focus is shifting to Cunjurong Point. To join, and find out more about times and locations, please contact Bushcare at firstname.lastname@example.org
The pair of hooded plovers at south Inyadda have three eggs, expected to hatch in late November. Thank you to everyone for giving these little guys the best possible choice (inc. avoiding fenced off areas, keeping dogs leashed).
A reminder too of the difference between the critically endangered hooded plover, a very small bird with a black head and white strip at the neck (see picture below, with chick) and the much more common, equally small red capped plover (second image below). Both are lovely, but the hoodies need as much help as we can give them.
Please have your say on the future management of coastal areas and estuaries in the Shoalhaven by completing SCC’s questionnaire by 31 October 2019.
Click here to access the online survey or download a hard copy version.
This is our chance to share our thoughts and suggestions on this important topic. It takes about 15 minutes to complete and allows plenty of room for commentary, as well as “ticking boxes”.
From the SCC website:
The questionnaire responses will inform a single Scoping Study which covers all of Shoalhaven’s coastline and estuaries. Council will then use this Study to develop multiple CMPs each with their own specific mix of values, threats and opportunities.
Shoalhaven City Council is holding a community information session on the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan(DCP) relating to tourist and visitor accommodation and temporary land use in the Shoalhaven.
Wednesday 13 November 4 – 6pm, Council Chambers, Nowra.