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.

GENERAL MEETING CANCELLED!! Please refer to important information below.

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 November by sending an email to budawangcoast@gmail.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 redheadbushcare@gmail.com