October 4th, 2010 Meeting
Letter to Tuross Head Country Club - Basketball court donation
SUBMISSION on ESC’s COMPANION ANIMALS MANAGEMENT PLAN
Kyla Hall - answers and explainations
to Tuross Head Country Club - Basketball court donation
Manager and Board
Tuross Head Country Club
is to say thank you for your generous donation of $500 towards
the proposed halfcourt basketball facility to be built at Kyla
In order to
make application for a Sport and Recreation Grant it was required
that half of the total cost already be held by the community.
Head community, as always, responded immediately by pledging $2500
including your generous $500.
status of the project is as follows:
adoption of the Sport and Recreation Plan Council will now need
to set in place a Plan of Management for the Kyla Sporting precinct
area so as to identify the location of a range of facilities proposed
including the half basketball facility.
• Following on from the adopted Plan of Management work
can then be undertaken to design and construct the facility.
In the case
where it is in the opinion of the THPA that the community pledges
including your own payment of $500 will ot be spent in the best
interest of this community as was the basis for our asking of
your support then we will happily refund your donation with further
thanks for your support and generosity and a hope that another
opportunity to work together might later arise.
In the meantime
Council is under instruction to commence the Plan of Management
and we will keep you advised of its outcome and certainly advise
when and where your kind donation is best spent if the opportunity
on ESC’s COMPANION ANIMALS MANAGEMENT PLAN
SUBMISSION on ESC’s COMPANION ANIMALS MANAGEMENT PLAN
Ref. No. E10.4150
We would like to submit the following objections regarding some
aspects of the above Plan’s Code of Practice for the Tuross
area, and show support for submission made by the Tuross Lake
“Coila Lake foreshore from Anderson Avenue to the Country
Club carpark” –
This area would not be in keeping with the objective listed under
8.2 Off Leash, Item (h) - Minimal impact on natural vegetation
and regeneration areas.
Lakes Estuary Management Plan recommends that foreshores and riparian
zones be revegetated and preserved. Council has engaged a bush
regenerator to carry out this work along the Coila Lake urban
The TLPG has
also carried out a bush regeneration project within the section
of foreshore listed under 8.3 Off-Leash Areas (time-share).
that this area contains three Endangered Ecological Communities
(1) salt marsh (2) littoral rainforest (3) coastal swamp oak.
The salt marsh
is easily damaged by people or animals walking across it. Hence,
we also consider the Coila Lake foreshore to be totally unsuitable
for an Off-Leash area.
it has been stated that once the adjacent development commences
the foreshore area will come under increased exposure to human
and animal traffic that will eventuate should Council continue
establishing this area Off Leash whilst failing to consider the
potential future “demands” that will be placed on
this already fragile section of the lake foreshore.
“Coila Beach” is listed for the Tuross area. The TPA
also agrees with the TLPG that the location needs to be more specific.
Most maps name the beach from the northern end of Tuross Head
(end of Tuross Blvde) to Bingie Point as “Bingie Beach”.
that Bingie Beach is defined by the Geographical names Board as
“A coastal beach between Bingie Bingie Pt and Coila Lake
entrance about 3km NNE of Tuross Head township.” and was
assigned 7th July 1972. The term Coila Beach is listed as a variant
The name Coila
Bar is designated by the GNB as being “A sandbar at the
coastal entrance to Coila Lake”
Is the term
“Coila Beach” intended to refer to also include the
Coila Bar which closes off Coila Lake from the ocean? If so, animals
off-leash in this section could be a problem for the numerous
beach fishermen who frequent this stretch of beach, especially
during the summer season.
Part of Bingie
Beach is within Eurobodalla National Park. Therefore the location
of the off-leash area needs to specify its limitation northwards
as companion animals (especially off-leash) would not be permitted
in a national park.
being pedantic however it is essential that the area be off-leash
be clearly identified to prevent any possibility of “confusion”
that might result from unclear definitions either in use of the
area or in its policing.
It is appreciated
that the Code is in place so that it can be clearly enacted. Residents
and visitors to Tuross do need to know exact definitions so that
there are clear boundaries defined that can be policed during
those periods of high “use” that generally manifests
itself in “abuse” as well.
We thank you for reading and considering our concerns.
Hall - answers and explainations
At the Tuross
Head Progress Association meeting last night it was the general
view of the members that Council HAS NOT answered on three occasions
the questions we have put to them in regards to the Kyla Hall.
To be frank
it is now widely believed that Council is being evasive of our
has shown a disregard and disrespect in both not answering our
very pointed questions and also not responding at all to our letters
in any form that acknowledges the concerns and questioning we
In order to
proceed in restoration of Kyla Hall this community requires some
absolute answers prior to any discussions as to where we go to
attached below , was originally sent to Council in Dec 2009 and
was resent in June 2010.
In a nutshell
answers to the following questions are sought and ideally these
answers will be prepared and presented to the Sunset Committee
meeting of October 14th to be chaired by Clr Keith Dance.
please advise the Tuross Head Progress Association and the Tuross
Head Community as to:
* How the hall
managed to be allowed to fall into such rapid disrepair knowing
that the hall was solid and sound when handed over to ESC in February
* Can Eurobodalla Shire Council provide to the THPA and residents
of Tuross Head the same evidence of annual building inspections
being carried out and provide copies and dates of all the pest
inspections carried out since taking over management of the facility
as would have been provided to Councils insurers in order to lodge
the claim they refer to.
* How it was that a termite infestation was left unchecked for
so long especially in light of Council having full knowledge of
a previous attack in the late 1990’s that saw restoration
works as a result of termite damage to the Hall carried by Campbell
Page under Council direction.
* exactly what happened to the service set that was left in the
kitchen able to service 120 guests
* What does Council now see as the short and long term options
for Kyla Hall
* how does council hope to raise the $240,000 identified as the
* what will happen if Council cannot raise these funds
* Does Council still intend to rationalise the two public halls
in Tuross into just the one facility
* Whether, in light of Councils desire to rationalise our community
halls, does Council still propose to change the classification
of the Progress Hall to operational with a view to selling it
to now pay for repairs to Kyla Hall.
The letter (attached) raises the unresolved state of there being
Is the intent
of refurbishment of the Kyla Hall Counciil’s way of heralding
the imminent sale of the Progress land so that the community ends
up with one good hall.....
Head Progress Association representing this community need to
be equally informed of the bigger picture before making decisions
on the minor detail of layout and kitchen cupboard colours.
invite the THPA Executive to a meeting to discuss the Halls.
Council and advised them that we would welcome a time and place
at their convenience. As yet there has been no further discussion
of the matter, either by phone or in writing.
between the THPA and the Council needs to happen. The letter,
as attached still stands unresolved.
It is intended
that the THPA learn of Councils proposals in regards to our halls
and then we, the Progress Association organise our own on-line/in-steet
survey of all local residents using our own very effective mechanisms
and then advise Council of the community's determinations.
There are many
in the community who now wish to go public – I resist at
present by asking once again that answers to the above be provided
as soon as possible and ideally at the Sunset Upcoming Meeting
has lost a $250,000 hall due to Council mismanagement and negligence.
This must be acknowledged by Council and an apology and explaination
made to the community for that loss.
We now look
forward to your prompt reply.
link for the previous Kyla hall letter