HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
MINUTES OF February 2nd 2012 General meeting
Held at Tuross
Head Progress Hall – Jutland Ave Tuross Head
The meeting commenced
at 7.30 pm
12 signed the register and 5 apologies were received.
Chaired by Maureen
Secretary – Lei Parker
Treasurer - Joan Buchan
The minutes of the previous meeting dated 1st December were read
and had been circulated by e-mail and placed on the Internet.
Moved the Minutes
be adopted L Beers
And seconded F Beers
FROM THE MINUTES
A letter has been received from the ESC regarding the run-off (discussed
further General Business). Mr D Burns informed the meeting that
he had taken photographs of the situation showing the deterioration
of the Reserve from the run-off. It was also agreed that the reserve
was badly overgrown resulting in very difficult access.
Joan Buchan presented the report for the period ending 1/12/2011.
The report stated the following balances and was read in full and
is attached and forms part of the minutes of the meeting:
Cycleway working balance: $1,424.99.
Term Deposit: $60,000
The report was
adopted on the treasurer’s motion, seconded by L Parker
from Council signed by General Manager
from ESC - PC
120105 regarding Tuross subdivision and the motion of Council (See
from ESC –
email regarding Reserve maintenance, Tuross benches and Basketball
court (These issues covered in 3 items in General Business)
from ESC - Proposed
Half-Court Basketball Court and Tuross Seating
from THPA Minute
secretary – Minutes of Executive meeting Jan 23rd
from Tuross Head
Sunset Committee – Minutes of Jan 27th meeting
from ESC –
email regarding Mowing schedule as listed
The Tuross Progress Association is supportive of a positive working
relationship with the Parks operational staff, regarding the ongoing
maintenance and minor improvements of the Tuross village. To support
this working relationship, Alan Bowman is Council’s staff
member responsible for Council’s Parks service delivery in
the Tuross village. Please feel free to contact Alan for any small
operational issue you may have in Tuross.
Some of the changes we have implemented recently in Tuross are listed
• Two weekly mowing of the Tuross foreshore including the
business area of Evans rd.
• Four weekly mowing of the other areas of Tuross, please
note this doesn’t include slashing activities
• Maintenance team responsible for the Parks maintenance in
• 4-6 weekly intervals (season dependant) for edging and debris
removal along the Tuross cycleway
We will continue to review our activities in your area and take
up further opportunities as they arise. I would encourage you to
provide feedback on our current service level to Wayne Hutton. Wayne
Hutton makes the commitment to actively engage with the Tuross Progress
Association representatives in relation to any Parks related activities
in the area.
The mowing schedule means that several of the Tuross Head reserve
areas have different mowing regimes. Note that slashing is not included
in the schedules. Maureen Baker said she contacts the ESC when slashing
Back and forth between THPA and ESC re Nelson Parade power pole.
Essential Energy have been given a new plan for the moving of the
poles but the expectation is that the affected 3 residents will
have to pay for the movement of the respective poles.
GENERAL BUSINESS – Agenda items
Kyla Hall/ Progress
Executive meeting of 23 January minutes (read and sign)
It was noted
in the minutes of the Sunset Committee meeting provided by Council
that there is written a clause defining an expectation that the
proceeds are likely to go to Kyla Hall - see 2. (b), ii) para 4.
work on Kyla Hall is as per the plan developed through the community
reference group and is a significant upgrade on the previous hall
with much higher standard kitchen, toilets, multi-sized meeting
rooms and storage resulting from the upgrading of hall building
standards. Council has provided $72,345 toward the upgrade as a
contribution to restoring the hall with about $5,000 spent to date
in 2011/12 on clean-up, etc.
will need to be funded via loan funding and/or grants. Any loan
funding is likely to need to be paid from the proceeds of the Tuross
Progress Hall but this is yet to be determined by Council.
Council has assisted the THPA to lodge a grant of $60,000 toward
the upgrade under the Building Community Partnership program.
This was not,
according to THPA representatives, the consensus of views expressed
at the meeting - in fact, ever since the matters arose, and as reiterated
at the Sunset meeting, it has been understood that the community
will decide where the Progress Hall's net funds will be allocated
and that this will not be a matter for Council's determination.
THPA has clearly stated in the past and does so again:
It is appreciated
that some of the proceeds could be used for additional embellishments
to the Kyla Hall if the community considers that these are what
they want keeping in mind that the brief to return the hall to satisfactory
has resulted in a design above and beyond “satisfactory”
and is substantially more than most residents were expecting or
can afford :
in the costs a much higher standard kitchen, toilets, multi-sized
meeting rooms and storage.
The Plans DO
NOT show a kitchen nor has Council budgeted for a kitchen. It was
the THPA that sought a possible grant from the State for refurbishment
of the kitchen. Council was asked to provide evidence of its concurrence
only. NOTHING MORE.
The Toilets occupy
basically the same wet area surface area however there are new configurations
of walls to accommodate a disabled toilet, meeting rooms and storage.
The costing of
the refurbishments above Councils budgeted $72000 is unknown –
all the community wants is its hall returned to it in a satisfactory
condition. There was no mandate given to go above this, and certainly
no mandate to go to a $250,000 makeover.
above and beyond “satisfactory” refurbishment, however,
could be funded from Progress Hall sale net proceeds however that
would be in lieu of spending it on other significant Tuross projects,
e.g. completing the cycle/walk on Nelson Parade where timber decking
is required and that decision will be the decision of the Community
and not the decision of Council.
This view will
be publicised again to the Tuross community during the consultation
period following the sale of the hall and also at any time when
Council seeks additional Tuross community funds to return the Kyla
Hall to a satisfactory condition.
report presented by Jeff de Jager.
D/A for Coila subdivision
At Councils December 20111 meeting the following minute was adopted
MINUTE NO 11/314
O11/253 71 LOT SUBDIVISION - TUROSS HEAD 83.7471.S
11/314 MOTION Councillor Chris Vardon/Councillor Rob
THAT Council note the advice given by the General Manager regarding
the determination of development application no. 223/12 Reference
Number 83.7471.S, 71 Lot Residential Subdivision at 41 Anderson
Avenue, Tuross Head, which indicates that, in the event that the
applicants undertake to modify the application incorporating matters
raised with them by Council, the development application will be
re-exhibited for comment during which time it is possible for Councillors
to request that Council determine the matter
(The Motion on
being put was declared CARRIED).
Monash Avenue – where did the link go?
No one seems to know who removed the Monash Ave extension from the
Tuross Head Town Plan. Maureen Baked as a member of another organisation
has sent a letter on this matter to the ESC and received acknowledgement
of receipt of the letter. THPA to keep this matter under review.
The Sandy Point playground
Two summers have gone by but there has been no word from Council
as to what is happening with the playground. There is nothing but
disappointment within the community.
Boat ramp dredging
and Boatramp investigation
was available from the ES Council regarding funding for dredging
the boat ramp.
location and design
Council staff met with THPA members and the following email was
In relation to the proposed half-court basketball Court Council
would like to confirm that it supports the suggestion made onsite
by the Progress Association to locate the court adjacent to the
existing cricket nets
In relation to construction of the half –court we advise the
following indicative costs:
? Concrete (based on Councils per cubic metre rate and a 10m x 10m
slab as proposed at Bodalla) $2400
? Basketball ring/structure $1800
? Reinforcement $200
? Surface painting $1000
? Project management $500
Concrete cost is based on Councils per cubic metre rate for a 10m
x 10m slab as proposed at Bodalla. These costs assume that volunteers
will be pouring slab and constructing ring etc. Project management
costs are included for Councils Maintenance Manager to oversee volunteer
work to ensure safety and standard of work. In addition to this
there may be minor earthworks required subject to final determined
We reiterate that Council cannot at this time commit to funding
the construction of the half-court but supports the progress association
raising funds and scheduling the work to be undertaken with Council.
Should you wish to go ahead with this project please contact Councils
Recreation Co-ordinator Leisa Brennan to discuss further details.
In addition to this Council confirms that it is actively seeking
grant funding to replace the cricket nets.
Lei Parker said he has raised $3,500 to date for project. Lei now
has a commitment from the ESC for the project. It was moved and
approved that the Secretary is to be the executive representative
on the THPA basketball court project subcommittee. Whilst the Bodalla
facility is 10x10m the THPA will ensure that the new facilities
include capability for 3 on 3 basketball. Mr Jackson will be appointed
as THPA Basketball Project court adviser.
The THPA is to apply for a grant from IMB for $5,000. Moved J de
Jager, seconded G Cooper, approved.
The THPA allocated $500 to L Parker for the basketball court project
if it is needed. Moved J Buchan; seconded M Baker.
and the promised Tuross Place statement
The ESC has trees removed from Tuross, which were to be listed in
the proposed Significant Trees Register. The ESC claimed that the
trees were on the Road Reserve and were a potential danger.
Tuross Park Benches
Council has contacted the THPA and met with members to determine
the best design that might best suit this environment.
email was received:
In relation to the installation of the memorial seat, as discussed
on site, Council strategic planning staff are investigating the
possibility for development of a place/character statement or style
guide for Tuross Head. Until such time as a strategic document is
produced to guide the style and installation of items such as seats
in public places Council is not able to support the installation
of an additional style and advises that the seats to be used are
those from the Adshel Range (further information available here
As previously discussed with Council staff the approximate cost
for the installation of a seat from this range is $3,000 with minor
variation to suit site specific requirements. Should you wish to
go ahead with this project please contact the above Parks contacts.
Members attended the December Council meeting. The E2 Zoning proposed
for Laings was overturned.
Disabled Beach Wheelchair Maintenance
Stafford Dixon advised the meeting that the THPA had purchased about
10 years ago a beach wheel chair for use by the disabled on Tuross
beaches. Following the lack of support from the ESC the seashore
caravan park stored and supplied the wheel chair to appropriate
visitors. However, about a year ago the caravan park was sold and
the new owner nor the new management were not aware to the original
agreement. When Stafford recently investigated the status of the
wheelchair he found that one of the front wheels required maintenance.
Stafford contacted the new owner who agreed to renew the agreement
when the wheelchair is repaired. A request for a donation of $400
to assist inrepair of the wheelchair was made and approved. Moved
S Dixon, seconded J Buchan.
Drainage of Hector McWilliam Drive
Apparently work has been undertaken by Council, on the drainage
of Hector McWilliam Drive. Now the run-off is creating its own drain
which is flowing into and polluting the estuary. It was agreed at
the October 2011 meeting that the THPA write to Council regarding
this matter: moved Michael Johnson, second Maureen Baker –
a larger issue of the overall management of this section of foreshore
should be considered – especially in regards to access and
fire management. Don Burns to assist in writing the letter.
The Next Meeting
of the Tuross Head Progress Association will be held at the Progress
Hall at 7:30pm on 5th April 2012
The meeting closed at 9:20