Bushfire Bulletins

Listed here are CURRENT bulletins. For archived material, go to the 2019/2020 Bushfires page.

  • YOGA RESUMING this Saturday morning 18 Jan 9:30 at the hall
  • THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS – there was an amazing turnout at the hall to load donated goods onto the container. From Matt Fanning: “To all those people who turned up to help backload the stores today I pass my heartfelt thanks. Conditions were not the best but community spirit saw it through”.
    • For anyone who left eskies, fridges and large blue tarps in the hall , please collect these items now. Contact Robyn Ralph on 0417892292 or 44561 454 for access to the hall, or drop in at 2pm on Thursday.
  • FREE COUNSELLING SERVICES – Gary Thomas (registered psychologist) has very kindly offered to provide counselling services and advice free of charge. Gary is available from Sat 18 Jan until Sat 25 Jan, 0404 838 331
  • GREEN WASTE – Mayor Findlay has advised that green waste fees will continue to be waived until the end of January. Tip opening hours are Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri 1-5pm (applies until 31 Jan 2020).
  • DONATIONS – Scroll down for information on fund raising for a critical response kit for the Red Head Villages.

Loading truck

Volunteers and army reservists backloading donated goods, Thursday 16 January 2020.

Red Head Bushfire Recovery and Resilience Fund

Our community has faced one of its toughest times. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the amazing people who have contributed in so many ways to the protection of our homes and our safety, and who have swung into action to ensure that our recovery begins as swiftly as possible.

While we are currently deep in the recovery phase, it is important to prepare for the future to ensure that we are better prepared to handle any future crises. Thank you so much to all who have already donated funds to our community for this purpose.

One of our goals is to establish a critical response kit which includes solar power, satellite phone and internet connectivity, hand-held radios and other specialised equipment that would have been of enormous benefit to assist the teams striving to protect people and property during the crisis. Better communications and access to power would also have supported residents and tourists during and after the emergency.

In any future crisis, immediate access to a robust and reliable critical response kit will provide significant support for the community, help speed the recovery phase and further enhance the resilience of the region.

Here are the bank details for anyone wishing to donate to this important initiative:
BSB: 032 701
Acc: 186 246
Reference: Crisis response

NB This is the same cause that money is being raised for via the Go Fund Me campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/f/nsw-south-coast-fires-red-head-villages-recovery. Money donated via either channel will be used for the same purpose.

Sincere thanks to all.

Bendalong Rd 2019/2020

RHVA Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the RHVA will be held on Saturday 25 January at 3pm in the hall at Yulunga Reserve.

At the AGM we will give you a run down on what’s gone on in 2019, answer any questions you may have, then all positions on the executive are vacated and a new committee will be elected.
 
If you have not served on the RHVA committee and would like to do your bit for the community, we encourage you to nominate. Many of the executive do not intend to run again in 2020 (and the rest are probably only filling the role as no one else has put their hand up!) so we NEED YOUR HELP!
 
Executive positions :

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Minutes Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Public Officer
  • Planning & Development Co-ordinator
  • Environmental Co-ordinator
  • Infrastructure Co-ordinator
  • Social & Community Co-ordinator
  • Webmaster

 
If you’d like to know more about what a particular role involves, please don’t hesitate to have a chat with the current office bearer. Contact details can be found at: https://rhva.org.au/commitee-members/
 
An office bearer nomination form can be downloaded from https://rhva.org.au/rhva-meetings/ or obtained by emailing the secretary at rhva.secretary@gmail.com
 
Nominations must be received in writing at least 7 days before the AGM (i.e. by the 18th of January). They must be signed by two current members of the association and endorsed by the nominee. You can also self nominate.
 
As nominations come in, they will be posted on the RHVA website.



Hooded Plover update

Unfortunately, the chick that hatched recently at Inyadda beach did not make it, but the hoodie pair has laid more eggs, expected to hatch around January 4.

PLEASE HELP ensure their survival by keeping dogs on leashes and giving the birds a wide berth.

Thank you!


Temporary Visitor Accommodation – have your say via SCC questionnaire

Further to the post below on the meeting with council about the review of controls on Temporary Visitor Accommodation in the LEP, you can give your feedback via a questionnaire on Council’s website –  https://getinvolved.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/tourist-and-visitor-accommodation-review

Deadline for completion 13 December 2019.

To see a set of recommended answers provided by the Berry Forum, click here.

Erosion control at Bendalong Boat Ramp

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.