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Minutes and notes of THPA monthly meetings
and Special meetings conducted in the
THPA Committee Year of October 2013 to September 2014

THPA Officers for these minutes:

President : Lei Parker

Senior Vice president : Maureen Baker

Junior Vice president : Jeff de Jager

Treasurer ; Joan Buchan

Secretary : Gary Cooper

Public Officer : Lei Parker

Publicity Officer (informal position) : Lei Parker

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 4 September 2014 at
Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 2:05 pm with Lei Parker in the Chair.

8 signed the Register and there were 4 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 7th August 2014: Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes by the Secretary, acceptance of minutes was proposed by Gary Cooper and seconded by Lei Parker. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the financial statement which is summarised as follows:

THPA General Account Balance:
Balance 7/8/2014 $4,617.21
Receipts;
Subs $40.00
Donation: Bruce Imrie $500.00
General Account Balance: 4/09/2014 $5157.21

THPA Cycle/walk Account:
Cycleway Working A/c balance 7/8/2014 $5863.48
Interest July: $46.03
Interest August: $46.03
Working Balance: $5955.54
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Balance: 4/09/2014 $25,955.54

Total Funds at 4/09/2014 $31,112.75

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Stafford Dixon: CARRIED.


5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
The Treasurer advised the meeting that the Association has received a receipt from the Council re payment for Dulcie Imrie’s seat.

Letter from Mayor requesting the THPA to talk to him about any issue the Council may be able to help with.


6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:

Letter to Clr Brice, Chairman of Sunset Committee requesting her assistance on getting details of the Kerb and Guttering and the establishment of the 2 blocks from the Progress Hall land which were claimed to be $40,000 and $53,378 respectively

E-mail to Bruce Imrie informing him that the seat is now complete


7. KYLA HALL NEW MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The KHMC had a meeting 1 September 2014. Gary Cooper and Jeff de Jager reported the following:
• This is the 4th meeting and the Committee is still finding its feet. Expenditure control, annual audit and Hall fee level is still not defined. The ESC has been asked to comment.
• The Cleaner has suggested that a user has asked for more effort in cleaning. The KHMC has been told if this happens it will cost more per week. The Committee does not agree with the increase and is seeking information on the respective user organisation. As well the cleaning Contract will shortly be put to tender;
• A major concern raised at the last meeting was Hall security. The ESC has been requested to provide answers to a number of issues in relation to security;
• Hall Maintenance is slowly proceeding with the flag pole re-erected ; A new front mat has been re-ordered and the scissor mop sent for update.
• The Committee has asked the Council to improve the signage at the road intersection.
That’s it for this month.

8. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT:
The Chairman has asked for a meeting to be organised ASAP but we have not received a date or time.

9. BENCHES INSTALLED:
Members agreed that the two bench seats had been installed but there did not appear to be any plaques installed


10. General Managers Meeting 8 September
Neither Lei nor Gary are able to attend so Maureen and Jeff are our delegates. Lei has provided them with a set of questions. However though these questions tended to be general town matters the Business Owners are very supportive of the issues the THPA raises.

11. THPA Participation in Tuross Head Fair 6 October.
Lei has arranged with Maureen Baker of TPLG in booking of the stall site (no charge for community groups). It was proposed that we share the site with the TLPG: agreed.

12. MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
Lei to e-mail all members ASAP regarding the AGM and to seek any member who is interested in joining the Executive to nominate.

11. General Business:
Stafford Dixon suggested that the new bench seats should be under the control of the THPA. He was told that unfortunately the ESC have a Master Plan for Tuross which includes things such as the seats.

Jeff de Jager raised the issue of the THPA organising marketing sales at the Kyla Hall as we have been informed that it requires a DA for the Hall venue to be allowed to have such activities. This was clear from an e-mail of Clr Brice

Lei stated that the next meeting would commence at 14:00 starting with the AGM to be followed by a normal meeting. He also reminded the meeting that members would be advised within 21 days and that nomination forms would be available.

The meeting closed at 3:10 pm.

The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Hall at 2:00 pm on 2nd October 2014

 

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 7 August 2014 at
Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 2:05 pm with Lei Parker in the Chair.

9 signed the Register and there were 7 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 3rd July 2014 Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes by the Secretary, acceptance of minutes was proposed by Steve Ryder and seconded by Leonie Beers. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the financial statement which is summarised as follows. Balances at 7 August 2014 are:

THPA General Account Balance:
Balance 3/7/2014 $4,562.21
Subs $55.00
General Account Balance: 7/08/2014 $4,617.21

THPA Cycle/walk Account:
Cycleway Working A/c balance 3/7/2014 $5,817.45
Interest $46.03
$5863.48
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Balance: 7/8/2014 $25,863.48

Total Funds at 7/08/2014 $30,480.69

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Faye Beers: CARRIED.


5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
The Treasurer advised the meeting that the Association had not received a receipt from the Council re payment for Dulcie Imrie’s seat.

Email from Warren Sharpe advising that a dead pine on Hector McWilliam Drive is to be removed.

6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT: Nil


7. KYLA HALL NEW MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Gary Cooper reported on the 28 July 2014 Meeting of the Management Committee. No-one turned up with a key to the Hall!

Minutes of Meeting have been circulated;
They had a list of users supplied by the Council but it did not contain the regular users. The Council has now been requested to provide a full listing of users;

They now propose putting shelving in store room;

Kyla Hall Sign: It is believed that a directional sign for the Hall is required as part of marketing the Hall. It was also noted that the Tuross Head website provides significant support for the Hall use, especially weddings.

Lack of support by Chris Tague. No change in Maintenance requirements!

Finances a concern as expenditure $1700 per year more than income
There is a possibility that the Committee will agree to use the Meeting Room for a Library. Lei Parker is looking at the possibility for wall shelving.

Request from Tuross Rugby Club to use Hall every second week in Season for showers etc. For discussion but not seen in good light.

8. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT:
There has not been a meeting of the Sunset Committee for some considerable time.

The cost of the Kerb and Guttering of Trafalgar Road under consideration again. The Secretary was directed to write to the Sunset Committee requesting that the Council provide full details of the costs for both the Kerb & Guttering of Trafalgar Road and the preparation of the old Progress Hall site for sale.

9. BENCHES INSTALLED:
Members agreed that the two bench seats had been installed but there did not appear to be any plaques installed


10. MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
Lei circulated a e-mail to all members advising them that their subscription to the Association required renewal.

11. General Business:
The meeting was advised that the Tuross Fair was on 6 October and did we want a stall. The meeting agreed that Lei should request a stall position for the Association.

It was suggested, as a marketing exercise, that a person who attended the normal THPA meetings should contact and visit other Tuross Groups to encourage THPA membership. Pam Pink volunteered to do so.

Steve Ryder advised the meeting that the Tuross Head Men’s Shed had that morning, signed a lease with the TH Country Club for use of the old Golf Club building. Lei asked Steve for someone in the THMS to generate an article for the Tuross Giant newsletter as a celebration of this achievement.

The State Government requested applications for a Community Partnership Grant. Lei contacted Council to see if the Council was preparing a submission and was informed that the Council had no plans to do in this round of grants nor knew anything about costs or any other projects that could be supported by such a Grant.

Lei informed the meeting that the next General Manager’s meeting was scheduled for 8 September. He felt that this would be a good opportunity to raise issues such as
• The missing Finger Board at the Kyla Hall entrance road;
• Main Beach:
1. Lack of drainage from use of shower/tap near top of stairs Need for rail on the stairs, and
2. Parking area drainage.

The meeting closed at 2:55 pm.

The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Hall at 2:00 pm on 4th September 2014

 

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 3 July 2014 at
Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 7:30 pm with Mrs Maureen Baker in the Chair.

9 signed the Register and there were 5 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 5th June 2014 Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes, acceptance of minutes was proposed by Gary Cooper and seconded by Enid Fuller. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the financial statement which is attached as part of the minutes. In summary, balances at 3 July 2014 are:

THPA General Account Balance:
Balance 3/7/2014 $4,594.21
Petty Cash: Joan Buchan supper for Xmas meeting Breakup $32.00
Working Balance: 5/6/2014 $4,562.21

THPA Cycle/walk Account:
Cycleway Working A/c balance 5/06/2014 $8,175.39
Interest $92.06
Sub Total : $8267.45
Less Expenses: Dulcie Imries Seat for ESC ---$2450.00
Leaving Working A/c balance $5817.45
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Total: $25,817.45

Total Funds at 3/07/2014 $30,379.66

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Leonie Beers: CARRIED.


5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:

2EAR have advised the THPA that payment is required for the THPA to continue to be a 2EAR supporter. Following discussion Lei Parker moved that the organisation allow the support to lapse as there does not appear to be return to the THPA from this support. Seconded Steve Ryder CARRIED.


6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:
Letter to Council, including a cheque for $2450 for Dulcie Imrie’s seat.
Joan advised the meeting that the Council had not sent a receipt for this payment.

Letter to Council providing the wording for the plaque that the Council is to attach to Dulcie Imrie’s seat.

Maureen reported that Council, via Robyn Brown, had confirmed that installation of the seat and wording on the plaque is now being organised.. Maureen asked Joan to let her know if the receipt does not come to hand within the next couple of weeks.


7. KYLA HALL NEW MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Gary Cooper reported on the 30 June Meeting of the Management Committee. Chris Tague was questioned on the outstanding issues with the servery doors being in place. The Hall front door mat seems to been lost since purchase. While the flag pole is still an unknown quantity, the front door still jambs but this is now due to the draft excluder and the scissor mop has not been mended. Overall the management of the Hall maintenance leaves a lot to be desired.

8. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT:
The Committee has not met since the last report and is not scheduled to meet until there is something to talk about. The three THPA members are still concerned about the need for more detail on costs related to subdivision of the Progress Hall land and the kerb & guttering.

9. REPORT FROM MRS PINK re MAIN BEACH EROSION
There would appear to be some confusion about the letter to Council regarding the erosion as both Maureen & Secretary, Gary, thought that they would receive a draft from the Pinks together with some photos but this has not occurred. Will chase up shortly.


10. Heritage Listing of the Pine Plantation
When the Council was contemplating the removal of a pine near the memorial plaques at the Memorial Gardens TLPG requested Heritage Listing of the remaining pines in the plantation. Council promised to investigate suitability of the pines for Listing by 30-6-14. Maureen reported that TLPG has now been told that due to other heritage matters taking up more time it is now envisaged that the matter of this Listing should go before Council in August this year.

11. Coastal Management Advisory Committee:
Maureen attended a meeting that was held 2 July 2014 to discuss a consultant’s report on latest findings re future sea level rises on land within the Shire. Ratepayers whose properties may be affected are concerned that if SLR is noted on a Section 149 notice it will devalue their property. The Report will go to Council’s 26 July meeting for its decision.

12. Rural Lands Strategy
The Rural Lands Committee is now working towards the exhibition of a Policy Directions Paper. Then the final stage will be development of the Rural Lands Strategy.

Maureen reported that she was invited to attend 2 Council workshops where information was provided on the Rural Opportunities & Constraints Report and related mapping. Various options were discussed that could be taken up in the Policy Directions Paper. Amongst the concerns raised was that many farmers consider the E3 zoning will confine development of their land and thus inhibit the rural economy. The workshop looked at ways of providing better opportunities for rural landholders whilst at the same time ensuring that environmental protection is maintained for sensitive land such as riverbanks, wetlands, threatened species habitat, etc.

13. Membership report:
It had been suggested that an e-mail be sent to members and ex-members suggesting that they renew their membership as it is now the new financial year. Lei agreed that he had the list of all members. He also said that as the organisation has to have a $20,000,000 liability insurance that cost about $500 per year we need membership growth as we need more than 80 members to cover the insurance costs. He thinks that the Tuross community is satisfied with its current environment/culture so do not see the need for the Progress Association. However he agreed to undertake sending letters for renewal of subscription.

It was suggested that we propose to other Tuross organisations that the THPA provide a guest speaker at their convenience.

14. General Business:
The matter of meeting attendance was discussed and Enid Fuller moved that the Association have a trial for 3 months of 2:00 pm meetings for the first Thursday of the month starting with the next meeting. Seconded by Steve Ryder: Carried. Secretary to book the Hall for the next 3 months.

Finally it was suggested that we ask the Council to contact the community of Tuross to determine just what the level of service the community actually requires.

The meeting closed at 8:50 pm.

The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Hall at 2:00 pm on 7th August 2014

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 5 June 2014 at
Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 7:30 pm with Mrs Maureen Baker in the Chair.

12 signed the Register and there were 3 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 1st May 2014 Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes, acceptance of minutes was proposed by Enid Fuller and seconded by Maureen Baker. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the following financial statement which is attached as part of the minutes. In summary, balances at 5 June 2014 are:

THPA General Account Balance:
Balance 1/5/2014 $4,694.21
Donation to Moruya Public School $50 &
the Drum and Fife Band $50 --$100.00
Working Balance: 5/6/2014 $4,594.21

THPA Cycle/walk Account:
Cycleway Working A/c balance 5/06/2014 $8,175.39
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Total: $28,175.39

Total Funds at 5/6/2014 $32,769.60

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Jeff de Jager: CARRIED.


5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
A letter from ESC re: Dulce Imrie’s Seat. The Council has advised us that a seat is available for installation at a cost of $2,450.00; some years ago the Imrie family provided THPA with $1,000.00 but due to protracted negotiations with Council re suitable seating the cost has now increased. The prolonged time has become embarrassing so it was agreed that THPA would pay. the full amount to Council and Maureen Baker would contact Bruce Imrie to consult him regarding wording of the plaque. Maureen Baker moved that the THPA pay the Council the full $2450 following consultation with Mr Imrie. Seconded by Jeff de Jager: Carried.

Royce Toohey advised the THPA that the Council adopted the “Open Space Facilities Management Plan” on 29 April and said that our submission was appreciated. The amendments included in the submission were accepted and included in the adopted version.

Rose Sharpe e-mailed Lei regarding the buoys that have been placed in the mouth of the Tuross River. She wanted to know if the local community had been consulted prior to installation. She really objected to the installation.

Response from Rose Sharpe to Lei’s e-mail.

ESC letter advising that the letter re Hector McWilliam Rd requiring a broken white line was to be discussed at the Traffic Committee meeting of 8 May. Nothing since then.
.

6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:
Lei replied to Rose Sharpe that the Maritime Service people installed the buoys as a safety measure. As such it is part of the functions of the Maritimes Services to identify and mark safety issues in local water ways without local consultation.

Letter to the Principal of Moruya Public School with 2 cheques for $50.00 as part of the ANZAC activity.

7. KYLA HALL NEW MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Jeff de Jager and Gary Cooper are the THPA representatives on the Kyla Hall Management Committee and its first meeting was held on May 19. Jeff & Gary reported that membership of the new Management Committee represents the community quite well with a good cross section of the Tuross Head community. Gary ended up being declared the secretary of the Committee and Stephen McFarland the treasurer. As this was the first meeting Clr Pollock as Chairman summarised the role of the Committee and what was required of the Committee members. Jeff advised the Committee on the outstanding maintenance issues. The meeting identified two additional items:
• Need for a screen door at the external kitchen door; and
• The large scissor mop in the Cleaners Room needs repair.
These maintenance issues were taken on board by the ESC representatives.

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 30 June.


8. SUNSET COMMITTEE Meeting 19th May, 2014 - REPORT:
The Sunset Committee met on 19 May. We received an update on the costs associated with the sale of the Progress Hall land as Maureen had asked the ESC for a report on the costs to date and proposed expenditure. The major costs are:
Kerb and guttering $40,000; and
Subdivision costs of $53,378.
Which come out of the land sale. The Committee continues to monitor the proposed expenditure

According to the person responsible for the sale, Rob Addison, there have only two nibbles made in the last 12 months, both of which were below the reserve price.

The next Sunset Committee is scheduled to meet 30 June.

9. REPORT FROM MRS PINK re MAIN BEACH EROSION
Roger and Pam Pink have trying to get the Council to repair the Main Beach access ramp to the beach itself as the damage to the bottom of the of the ramp/stairs from erosion caused by rain wash has made this area very dangerous. As the ramp/stairs provide the only access to Main Beach this disrepair is really a major accident looking for a time to happen.

The Pinks have raised the issue with the Council but so far to no avail. They raised the matter with the THPA at the last meeting and have continued their attacks on the Council with the THPA blessing. All efforts by Pam Pink are being seen as her receiving the “run-around” by the Council recipients.

The Pinks are now proposing to send a letter to Council with photos showing the damage to the base of the ramp/stairways and suggesting some actions they feel that the Council should take as a priority.

Following a motion from Pam Pink, seconded by Dennis Pinkerton, the meeting supported the Pink’s actions and that the THPA write a letter to Warren Sharpe, Wayne Hutton and Sally Prior all of the Council, listing all the issues the Pinks have raised as well as advising the Council recipients that they have a duty of care.


10. KYLA HALL REFURBISHMENT STATUS:
Jeff de Jager advised the meeting that the following matters still require maintenance:
Roller shutter for the kitchen servery, even though the THPA has agreed to an alternative design;
Repair to the main entry door, which requires either the draft excluder being removed or the concrete being removed sufficient for the door to meet the catch;
Replace damaged ceiling tiles. It has been agreed that this work be done the next time scaffolding was in situ;
Larger mat for the front door. We have been informed that the mat has been purchased but seems to be in use at the Council building. and
Flag pole to be installed. The site has been selected and the Workshop has to build the necessary base.

It was agreed that now there is a Management Committee for Kyla Hall the Hall maintenance must come under their purview.

11. Membership report:
There has not been a rush of new members even though the last meeting of the THPA agreed to term payment. It was suggested that a notice of the meeting be placed at the Shopping Centre a couple days prior to the meeting as well as the Hector McWilliam Junction and the Entrance. It was also suggested that a door knock be used. However, this has been in the hands of lei Parker who is due back soon.

12. General Business:
Nil


The meeting closed at 8:37 pm.

The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Park Hall at 7:30 pm on 3rd July 2014

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 1 May 2014 at
Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 7:30 pm with Mr Lei Parker in the Chair.

9 signed the Register and there were 6 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 3rd April 2014 Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes, acceptance of minutes was proposed by G Cooper and seconded by M Baker. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the following financial statement which forms part of the minutes. In summary, balances at 1 May 2014 are:

THPA General Account Balance as at 1/05/2014:
Previous Balance $4,669.21
Income from hire of PA system $25.00
Working Balance $4694.21

THPA Cycle/walk Account is made up of:
Cycleway Working A/c balance 1/05/2014 $8,575.39
Insurance Payment --$400.00
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Total: $28,175.39

Total Funds $32,869.60

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Steve Ryder: CARRIED.


5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
e-mail from Katrina Scobie advising the THPA of the decision by the Council that her Hairdressing business at the boat sheds was unauthorised. The ESC advice also includes the steps necessary for her to get the LEP changed so she could have her business.

Advice from Alicia Ratray that the THPA had paid its insurance bill & is insured until 1.05.2015,

Correspondence between the ESC & THBOA regarding grass mowing, for our information.

e-mail from Gillian McNamara regarding the ESC removal of a couple of trees from Jutland Ave. One in particular was a danger. However, these trees provided “homes” for birds. She has found that the ESC does not replace such trees. She asks us to consider replacing the trees.

Secretary was directed to write to Gillian McNamara thanking her for her e-mail and advising her that the THPA were unable to replace the trees. In addition suggest she approaches the ESC for permission for her to replant trees using the Council true planting brochure as a guide.


6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:
Letter to ESC re the proposed kerb and guttering for Trafalgar Road. Lei queries tree removal from the car park and any proposal to replant any trees. He also requested to view the plans for this work. Finally he queries the contribution that the THPA is expected to make to this project

7. KYLA HALL NEW MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Lei told the meeting that as far as he knew the Council had approved the Kyla Hall Management Committee, which now consists of 7 members who were appointed at the 29 April Council Meeting. As far as we know, no one has been advised of their appointment or when the first meeting will be held.

8. 4 APRIL MEETING OF INTERESTED PARTIES ABOUT FISHING IN COILA LAKE:
At the meeting in early April convened by Councillor Danielle representatives of the Tuross Head Progress Association, Tuross Head Business Owners Assoc., Tuross Lakes preservation Group and Tuross Head Fishing Club met with Andrew Constance Member for Bega, staff from Eurobodalla Shire Council and a representative of the Department of Primary Industry to hear answers to concerns that have been raised for many years that Coila Lake is not being managed and that commercial fishing without quota is not environmentally sustainable.

Council, the DPI and the Batemans Marine Park (BMP didn’t attend the meeting through a misunderstanding of invitation. However, they did wish to attend and were debriefed by DPI after the meeting) were all provided a set of absolute questions regarding Coila Lake and asked to provide answers to the meeting to be passed on to the Tuross Head community.

Andrew Constance and the DPI representative advise the meeting that there are currently two reviews being carried out that will most likely lead to changes of practice in the commercial fishing of Coila Lake. The first review is a Reform program for NSW commercial fishing. The reform program seeks to provide improved meaning and value in shares held by commercial fishers, improved flexibility for shareholders to tailor their access and management costs, improve the overall viability of the NSW commercial fishing industry and to improve investment confidence and support from financial institutions. It should also help to secure greater community acceptance and support for NSW commercial fisheries and commercial fishers in the long run. This works hand in hand with the Fisheries NSW Strategic Plan 2012-15. More info can be found at: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/commercial/reform.

The next review is the Policy and guidelines for fish habitat conservation and management. This document outlines policies and guidelines aimed at maintaining and enhancing fish habitat for the benefit of native fish species, including threatened species, in marine, estuarine and freshwater environments. It builds on earlier versions which have been in place since the early 1990s. DPI is very much aware of the concerns of local communities such as Tuross Head who have an Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLL) such as Coila Lake. They are aware that without any quota it would appear that the lake is plundered to the last fish by locals who watch on. They (the DPI) are also aware that they do not have the resources and budget to micro-manage the lake or even carry out research to meet the claims of locals that the continued commercial fishing without quota is not environmentally sustainable.

When asked what the Coila Lake fishing industry was worth it was suggested that the fishery returns approx. $100,000 per year to the commercial fishers and the catch represents approx. 40,000 fish on plates. In her opening address to the meeting Councillor Brice welcomed the community representatives and stated that Council was pleased to convene and chair such a meeting however it had “nothing to do” with Coila Lake. It was very clearly pointed out by a Tuross Head representative that whilst Eurobodalla Shire Council has no jurisdiction in the fishery of the lake it is the overseeing body of the lands that abound the lake controlling such things as development, stormwater runoff, water quality management and access. It is also the authority that markets Tourism and is charged in the role of supporting and building any industry that might bring employment and investment to the township and the Shire. Council staff were reminded that the Minister for Fisheries had identified the annual value of the South Coast recreation fishing industry at $350 million.

It was a shame that the Mayor could not have been at the meeting. Coincidentally whilst the meeting was taking place signs were being installed along Coila Lake foreshore advising people not to swim or fish due to a sewer overflow into Coila Lake. Eurobodalla Shire Council is VERY much a key player in the day to day impacts of Coila Lake as a fishery and recreational amenity for residents and visitors as well as key players in the future of Coila Lake via its
planning intentions and environmental monitoring responsibilities inclusive of their Coila Lake Opening Policy and being the conveners of the Estuary Management Plan for Coila Lake that is soon to be reviewed.

Those attending the meeting were appreciative of the attendance and information provided by Andrew Constance MP and by the Department of Primary Industry representative, The proposed reviews of Commercial fishing and of Habitat Protection Zones sounds positive and gives more assurity that the wellbeing of Coila Lake is being considered and improved management will be set in place. In relation to maximising the potential of Coila Lake it was suggested that a business plan be developed with the support of Council that would see a win-win for both the commercial fishers of the Coila Lake and for the wider Tuross Head community who might benefit through employment by establishing a well marketed recreational fishing supplement to an already well recognised Tuross Lake recreational amenity. In just two years the Tuross Head Fishing Club has bought much needed stimulation to the Tuross Head economy via its annual Flathead and Bream Competition that is catch and release, best suiting the continued sustainability of Tuross Lake as a breeding habitat.

Initiatives such as these competitions come from dedicated community representatives working hard towards stimulating visitors to our town. Visitors who fish, require beds, food and services. An estimated $80000 is bought in in just one weekend of a fishing competition. he Tuross Head community has a respect for the commercial fishers who are legally going about their business and do not want to do anything to compromise their income opportunities however they do seek from DPI an assurity that the environmental sustainability and health of the lake is being monitored and the lake itself is being best managed.

9. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT:
Maureen has asked the ESC via the Sunset Committee for a report on the current expenditure on the Progress Hall land. She has also asked for details of proposed expenses.

The next Sunset Committee is scheduled for 19 May 2014.


10. KYLA HALL REFURBISHMENT STATUS:
As far as could be determined there has not been any improvement in the maintenance of Kyla Hall since the last meeting. That is, there are still 5 outstanding projects:
Roller shutter for kitchen servery;
Repair to main entry – door cut or concrete removal;
Replace damaged ceiling tiles;
Larger mat for front door; and
Flag pole to be installed.


11. MEMBERSHIP REPORT;
The problem of membership was discussed by those present. It would seem that there has been a change in the community attitudes and culture as the THPA does not seem to be high on the community radar. It was suggested that this attitude resulted from a job that people consider is being adequately catered for. However, the lack of participants from the community does reduce the effectiveness of the Association.


12. GENERAL BUSINESS:
In line with the above topic it was agreed that the THPA send an e-mail to all current and lapsed members that the 2014 membership requires renewal as their membership of the Association is valued. The President and Secretary to develop the e-mail list.

The Treasurer advised the meeting that the Country Club was a little miffed as we had not responded to their offer of supplying a wreath for the ANZAC ceremony. It was found to be an oversight. However, this reminded the Meeting that the annual School donation had not been sent. The Meeting authorised the Treasurer to determine the school and provide a $50 cheque for both the school and the Drum and Fife Band.


The meeting closed at 8:45 pm.

The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Park Hall at 7:30 pm on 4 June 2014


 

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 3 April 2014 at
Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 7:32 pm with Mr Lei Parker in the Chair.

9 signed the Register and there were 6 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 6th March 2014 Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes, acceptance of minutes was proposed by P Pink and seconded by E Fuller. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the following financial statement which forms part of the minutes. In summary, balances at 3 April 2014 are:

THPA General Account Balance as at 3/04/2014:
Working Balance (after paying Australia Post $107.00) $4,669.21
(For renewal of P.O. Box 3044 Tuross Head)

THPA Cycle/walk Account is made up of:
Cycleway Working A/c balance $8,512.26
Interest $63.13
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Total: $28,575.39

Total Funds $33,244.60

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Maureen Baker: CARRIED.


5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
Copy of letter from the ESC to Trafalgar Road, Tuross Head property owners re: Kerb & Guttering. Maureen Baker reported that she attended the public meeting on this matter where she was the only non-Council member in attendance. It was also stated that the Council intended to install kerbing and guttering on both sides of Trafalgar Road. It was also reported that Mr Sharpe advised the Sunset Committee that the kerbing & guttering construction would cost $40,000 from the sale of the Progress Hall land.

ESC GM letter in response to the GM meeting which summarises the results of the meeting. See GM Meeting section below.
From Councillor Brice re: April 4 meeting regarding commercial fishing of Coila Lake and associated information.

6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:
Letter to ESC supporting the Tuross Head Open Space Facilities Maintenance Plan;
Letter to ESC Traffic Committee advising them of the safety aspects of the inner end of Hector McWilliam Drive & suggesting a centre line would help;
E-mail from Lei to Royce Toohey of the ESC listing errors etc in the Open Space Plan.
E-mail from Maureen to Royce Toohey of the ESC about the naming of seats as she disputed some of those in the Plan.

7. REPORT ON THE GM QUARTERLY MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THPA & THBOA;

Summary of the GM’s 19 March meeting is as follows:
I. Tuross Head Open Space Facilities Maintenance Plan: The draft plan was endorsed by Council at its meeting held on 25 February 2014 and is currently on public exhibition until 28 March 2014.

The following seats will be ordered in March 2014 – approximate time for delivery is 6-8 weeks. These seats comply with the plan which is currently on exhibition:
1. One Tree Point – the base for this seat has been provided to Lei and the seat, which will consist of a surfboard in honour of Ian Hockey, is to be made by the fammily of Ian Hockey.
2. One Tree Reserve (near bike rack) – replacement seat.
3. Nelson Parade (opposite No 66) – Memorial seat for Dulcie Imrie – replacement seat.
4. Tuross Boulevard (opposite Nos 25-27) – Memorial seat for Sabina Kark – replacement seat.
5. Coila Beach – Tuross Boulevard - replacement seat.

II. Plan of Management for Tuross Head Heritage Norfolk Pines: Your comments are noted that a plan of management for the heritage Tuross Head Norfolk Pines is to be drafted in 2014.

The request for heritage listing for Plantation Point is currently being processed and communication with the applicant and community will occur as the application progresses.

III. Revision of the channel maintenance work done at Lavender Bay Boat Ramp: An on-site meeting will be organised between Council staff, the THPA and THBOA

IV. Kayak access to Tuross Lake: This issue will be considered in conjunction with the above item.

V. Pinus Radiata - opposite 5 Jutland Avenue: We have been monitoring the tree and it now appears to be in such a state of decline that there is little option but to remove it.

Pittosporums - Nelson Parade Reserve: An on-site meeting will be organised with Peter Hodge to discuss this issue.

VI. Norfolk Pines – replacement after removal: The Norfolk Pine was removed and soil conditions will be monitored. The replacement of Norfolk Pines after removal will be dealt with in the plan of management for Norfolk Pines.

VII. Nelson Parade Shared Pathway: Council will commence community consultation on this in the fourth quarter. We note there are currently no funds for this project, however the Tuross Hall Sunset Committee has made an assessment from the feedback from the community consultation and this will be reported to Council’s meeting on 29 April 2014.

VIII. Toilet blocks: In recent years Council has undertaken major upgrades to the toilet blocks at Evans Road and Trafalgar Road. There are no plans to undertake upgrades in the near future to the toilet blocks at Coila Lake or One Tree Point. These works would need to be considered against other priorities in the preparation of future budgets.

IX. One Tree Point refurbishment and viewing platform: This project has been considered in consultation in respect to the sale of the old Tuross Hall land and will be considered as part of that process.

X. Plan of Management for McWilliam Park: The Plan of Management for McWilliam Park has been included in Council’s 2014/15 Operational Plan with work due to commence in the first half of the year. Council will look to consult with key community groups throughout this process.

XI. Skateboard facilities: Council has not identified any funding within the delivery program or operation plan in this budget. Nor has it determined to proceed with a separate skate park facility. This matter will therefore be referred to the proposed review of the Open Space and Recreation Strategy which is due for review as per Operational Plan 2014-15.

XII. Tuross Boulevard to Monash Avenue pathway: Council has not made provision within its budgets for construction of this pathway. This matter will be further considered in conjunction with the feedback from the community in respect to the sale of the Tuross hall land.

XIII. Monash Avenue extension from Coila side to the Country Club: Council is currently processing the development application and awaiting further details from the applicant. This development will require construction of this missing link
.
XIV. Coila Lake – environment and sustainable commercial fishing: A meeting has been scheduled for 4 April 2014 to which the Department of Primary Industries and other relevant stakeholders have been invited.

XV. Tuross Tennis Courts Lights: Staff are currently seeking quotations for the resurfacing of courts 3 and 4 and lighting for courts 3 and 4. Further discussions will be held with the Tennis Club once quotations have been finalised.
Works will be undertaken this financial year. Funding for this project needs to be expended by August/September 2014.

XVI. Kyla Hall Management Committee – formation: Council is currently seeking nominations for the five positions on the Committee designated for members of user groups of the hall and one community member

Note: This report is also displayed in the April Tuross Giant newsletter.

Lei Parker said that he will also raise the disproportion of rates raised in Tuross Head to expenditure in this town at the next Meet The General manager meeting in June!


8. KYLA HALL NEW MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Progress Association has been advised that the proposed composition of the Kyla Hall Management Committee will presented to Council for their approval by the end of April. Rob Pollock, Chairman of this new Committee has told the Sunset Committee the first meeting will be in May.


9. PROPOSED 4 APRIL MEETING OF INTERESTED PARTIES ABOUT FISHING IN COILA LAKE:
Councillor Brice sent the THPA a notice and Agenda of the meeting, as reported above, and we shall be represented by the President, Lei Parker. This meeting is to consider up to 25 question that have already been circulated to all parties attending.


10. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT:
The next Sunset Committee is scheduled for 19 May 2014.


11. KYLA HALL REFURBISHMENT STATUS:
From the list of items that were approved for maintenance prior to the 6 March THPA meeting the following have been carried out::

1. Cleaners sink – $1450.00 ex GST
2. Fans for meeting room/s – $1420.00
4. Chair Trolley - $600.00
6. Quad for Metre box & above door cavity in brick work
The remaining items are still to be addressed.


12. MEMBERSHIP REPORT;
Growth recently has been very slow, despite the Minutes being placed on the Internet and the Giant advertising the THPA meetings. Lei reported that the Meet the Author events he had organised were going well. It was also suggested that people should be given the option of paying membership for more than a single year and then be advised when it ran out.

Treasurer Joan advised that the annual insurance was around $500 per year therefore we needed 100 members to cover the cost. Joan was also asked to consider just what Insurance the organisation was required to have.

13. GENERAL BUSINESS:

As discussed at the last meeting Mrs Pink raised a CSR with the Council advising them that storm water had caused ADDITIONAL EROSION FROM THE STAIRS TO Main Beach sand area and that this was now a very high risk for anyone wanting to step onto the beach. Subsequentially she rang the council and was put through to the depot where she again told them of the need for a concrete path to Main Beech. It will be interesting to see Council reaction!

Steve Ryder reported that the TH Men’s Shed , the ESC and the TH Country Club were very close to approval for the Men’s Shed to take over the lease for the old Golf Club House. He also advised the meeting that the THMS now had 42 members.


The meeting closed at 8:40 pm.

The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Park Hall at 7:30 pm
1 May 2014

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 6th March 2014 at
Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 7:32 pm. Due to our President, Lei Parker, being overseas Vice-President, Maureen Baker took the Chair.

11 signed the Register and there were 5 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 6th February 2014 Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes, acceptance of minutes was proposed by L Beer and seconded by K. Everitt. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the following financial statement which forms part of the minutes. In summary, balances at 6 March 2014 were:

THPA General Account Balance as at 6/02/2014:
Working Balance (after paying ESC $18,000) $4,776.21

THPA Cycle/walk Account is made up of:
Cycleway Working A/c balance $8,463.16
Interest $49.10
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Total: $28,512.26

Total Funds $33,288.47

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Gary Cooper: CARRIED

5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
E-mail from Nano Burkinshaw of ESC re advising residents of Nelson Parade that the dead Norfolk Pine will be removed. Tree was removed 4 March 2014

6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:
Nil


7. Discussion on Traffic Concerns:
It was agreed that there was a need for a broken line on the section of Hector McWilliam Drive from the Allenby Rd down to the Tern Inn. The Secretary was directed to write to the Transport Committee via the ESC identifying the specific problem this section of the road suffers from especially when a bus is picking up/down loading passengers in this section of road. Moved Stafford Dixon seconded Enid Fuller: CARRIED. .

8. RABBIT CONTROL MEETING:
Roger Pink reported on the Meeting. The responsible person for rabbit eradication, Paul Martin was too busy to attend so another meeting was scheduled for 10 March for coordinators’ reaction to the proposed programme. Concern was voiced that bandicoots are also in residence in parts of the area proposed for eradication of the rabbits.

It is proposed that infrared photos will be used to establish the rabbit’s behaviour to avoid poisoning other animals such as dogs. Apparently poison-cages are to be used. It was also stated the kangaroos keep rabbits away!

9. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT from 3 March Meeting:
Clr Brice was in the Chair and opened the meeting by having Mr Sharpe report on the Survey results. He told us that the most supported projects were:
Nelson Parade Boardwalk;
One Tree Point Headland Upgrade; and
One Tree Point BBQ & Seating.

It was agreed that funding for these projects plus a connecting shared pathway along Bridges Avenue (from Tuross Boulevarde to Chauvel Crescent/ Monash Ave) be recommended to Council for funding from the Funds remaining from the sale of the Progress Hall land.

A draft wording for the Interpretative Sign proposed for Sandy Point Reserve was discussed and the words “and cultural” were added in the third para after “scientific”

The matter of the photo to be used on the sign was discussed. Attempts are to be made to find a better one.

The Committee was advised of the problems the Council was having in finding volunteers for the s355 management committee.

10. KYLA HALL REFURBISHMENT STATUS:
Following discussions with Chris Tague and Paul McRae of the Council on 13 February where we raised a number of issues re maintenance of Kyla we have just received the following information:
1. Cleaners sink – $1450.00 ex GST)
2. Fans for meeting room/s – $1420.00
3. Roller shutter (kitchen servery) - $1322.60 Inc GST
4. Chair Trolley - $600.00 Mobile Storage Systems (freight estimate included)
5. Repair to main entry door – ESC week beginning 10/3/2014)
6. Quad for Metre box & above door cavity in brick work – ESC week beginning 10/3/2014)
7. Replace damaged ceiling tiles – ESC (TBA)
8. Larger mat required for entry – 1500X900mm $259.00 + freight
9. Flag Pole – ESC - date to be finalised)
Other items not considered at this stage – notice board at entry & swinging door to kitchen.
We advised Council immediately that we approve the proposals and have received advice that Mr Sharpe has directed that the projects proceed.

11. The Draft “Tuross Head Open Space Facilities Maintenance Plan”:
Council have advised that this Plan is on exhibition until 28 March 2014. Maureen Baker added that Lei parker did most of the work on this Plan. The other comment is that it does not seem to interfere with the McWilliam Park Coastal Management Plan.

12. MEMBERSHIP REPORT;
Nil update. Current membership is 50 financial members who are mostly locals..

13. GENERAL BUSINESS:
The comment was made in regard to the dumping of sand in Lavender Bay that the movement of the sand would be minimised if the sand was dumped closer to the water’s edge. This would also leave the waterway with better access for the kayaks.

There is to be a meeting on 4 April chaired by Councillor Brice regarding commercial fishing in Coila Lake. Representatives of the THPA,THBOA and TLPG have been invited to attend. In the discussion of this matter it was agreed that a Fisheries Officer should attend to ensure that the statistics under discussion were legitimate ones. Also Fisheries need to ensure that the commercial fishing of the Lake still maintains fish stocks.

Mrs Pink raised the issue of the stairs at Main Beach were covered by sand with rocks at the bottom which she believed is very dangerous. It was agreed that she should raise a CSR with the ESC.

The Priority List discussed last meeting will be reported on next meeting following the ESC GM meeting.

The meeting closed at 8:30 pm.

The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Park Hall at 7:30 pm 3 April 2014

 

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 6th February 2014 at Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 7:40 pm with Mr Lei Parker in the Chair.

13 signed the Register and there were 3 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 5tn December, 2013: Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes, acceptance of minutes was proposed by G Cooper and seconded by Steve Ryder. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the following financial statement which forms part of the minutes. In summary, balances at 5th September 2013 are:

THPA General Account Balance as at 6/02/2014:
Working Balance (after paying ESC $18,000) $4,756.21

THPA Cycle/walk Account is made up of:
Cycleway Working A/c balance $8,364.96
Interest $98.2
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Total: $28,463.16

Total Funds $33,219.37

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Maureen Baker CARRIED


5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
Copy of Letter from Chris Dickson to the ESC re Concerns about the dead Norfolk Pine and the tilted Pine on Nelson Parade. Having covered the history of the decline of the health of the specific Norfolk Pine, he states that the tree is dead and requests that the ESC ASAP before there is further damage from the falling tree.

Letter from Andrew Bullock A/Director Infrastructure Services ESC re The dead Norfolk pine; as response to Chris Dickson’s letter and Lei Parker’s supportive letter to the ESC. According to Bullock, Ganoderma was only found on a bark specimen not in any soil sample. Council had informally monitored the tree followed by 6 monthly formal inspections. They followed the recommendations of Dr Liew of the Plant Disease Diagnostic unit. In agreement with Mr Dickson’s evaluation the ESC now intend to remove the tree within a couple of weeks.

E-mail from Warren Sharpe as response re Tuross Outstanding issues.
Mr Sharpe stated that the ESC will order two seats for Tuross, one for Dulcie Imrie for installation at a temporary site, with the second seat scheduled for the end of the shared pathway near the One Tree Car Park. He also advises the THPA that the other listed matters will be worked through with the THPA.

E-mail from Chris Tague re meeting time for discussion on maintenance of Kyla Hall. The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 10 February at Kyla Hall.

E-mail from ESC setting date and time for next Sunset Committee meeting: 3 March 14: - 15:30 at the Council’s Glass Room

E-mail from Michael Chan, Project Officer, Community Building Partnership, requesting the President to keep the paper work for the $9,000.00 Grant in case the Auditors require a financial audit.

6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:
Letter to ESC listing outstanding issues with Kyla Hall. The details of this letter is covered below.

Letter to Council revisiting the history of the demise of the Norfolk Pine and supporting Mr C Dickson’s concerns

Letter to Mr Bruce Imrie regarding the memorial seat for Dulcie Imrie. Bruce Imrie contacted Maureen Baker and told her that the family felt that if there was something more suitable required for Kyla Hall it could be purchased instead of the seat. The meeting agreed that the seat was the most suitable memorial and we would continue with this project and said we should support the ESC suggestion of the seat being placed at the end of Nelson Parade until the boardwalk viewing platform is installed then move it to there.

Letter to ex-Mayor Fergus Thomson “Get Well” card

Letter from THPA congratulating Mr Warren Sharpe on his being awarded an OAM

7. Dr DALE MEETING OF 6th December:
This meeting consisted of the GM and staff, members of the Tuross Head Business Owners Association and executive members of the Tuross Head Progress Association. An Agenda was circulated. Following discussion of the environmental sustainability of fishing Coila Lake a round table meeting was to be called to investigate the continued fishing without quota of Coila Lake. This meeting to be convened and chaired by Councillor Bryce.

8. Discussion on Traffic Concerns:
For the last two meetings of the THPA Mr Staffford Dixon has raised the issue of the safety at three local intersections. These are:
• Princess Highway & Hector McWilliam Drive T Intersection;
• Hector McWilliam Drive lack of dotted centre line as street is of minimal width.
• Hector McWilliam Drive and Allenby Rd Intersection.

The Traffic Committee has said that they did not find a problem with these intersections as they each conform to the specific safety standards. Accordingly they stated that they have nothing to base Stafford’s complaints on.


9. THPA PRIORITY LIST, REVIEW, UPDATE & DISCUSSION:
The President advised the Meeting that Jeff de Jagger’s list was still active. However, he said that he had updated it in his letter to the ESC. He then proceeded to list and discuss each of the items now in the list.
I. Community Recreational Asset Management Plan:
Council have prepared a draft, which is now called the “Tuross Head Open Space Facilities Plan”. This document covers the management of the seats, picnic tables, shelters and barbeques in the community and will be released 1 March 2014 for public comment

II. Plan of Management for Tuross Head Heritage Norfolk Pines
Council has advised that a plan of management for the heritage Tuross Head Norfolk Pines will be drafted this year. This will allow the local community to advise Council on how it wishes to manage these trees.

III. Revision of the Channel Maintenance work done at the Lavender Bay Boat ramp:
Council has committed $15,000 per year for channel maintenance of the Tuross Boat ramp. Both the THPA & THBOA have requested a review to identify what is expected by the community in the undertaking of this work.

IV. Discussion of the need to Provide improved access to the Lake for Kayaks:
Sand dredged from the Boat ramp has been dumped in Lavender Bay. This area has been used for kayak launching but is now appears to be silting up. The situation requires assessment and determination of a long term strategy.

V. The Jutland Avenue Pine adjacent to 5 Jutland Ave:
Council requested to advise their proposed action regarding this tree which is in a bad way.

VI. Nelson Parade Reserve Pitosperum:
The recently installed TPLG information sign is impeded from view due to a stand of 7 Pitoserum plants. Council has been asked for permission to lop off these plants.

VII. The Nelson Parade Norfolk Pine:
The ESC attempts to revive the Nelson Parade Norfolk Pine has failed. The Council has informed us that they intend removing the tree.with an eventual replacement

VIII. The Nelson Parade Cycleway Plans – Status and estimated Cost:
The ESC is currently developing a design for completion of the Nelson Parade cycleway. These will be displayed and will indicate the most probable cost. It is proposed that government grants will be sought to finance the work.

IX. The Net proceeds of the Sale of the Progress Hall Land:
The Sunset Committee have not received any advice as to the results of the consultation with the Tuross Community in relation to the possible use of the available funds.

X. Tuross Head Toilet Blocks:
The toilet blocks: at rear Main Beach, Coila Beach and Kyla Oval are all in excess of 30 years old. Although well maintained they are below current standards and require replacement. The THPA wants to know when this will occur.

XI. One Tree Cove Refurbishment:
Council to be requested to remove the dumped Moruya granite from One Tree Cove & to provide a retaining wall and pedestrian access to the beach.

XII. One tree Point Viewing Platform:
Council to be requested to design & approve the refurbishment of the One Tree area to provide for the installation of a disabled ramp and a trip free surface with new railing.

XIII. Plan of Management for McWilliam Park
When the Council agreed to the removal of the Norfolk Pine from the memorial area it also directed that a new management plan be prepared for the area. This is still to surface. However, the THPA is seeking a full Plan of Management for all Tuross Head Norfolk Pines. This plan is to list all Norfolk Pines and identify those under heritage listing and those that don’t have Heritage listing.

XIV. Skate Board Facilities:
This year the THPA supports the view that the Tuross community ask Council
What can Tuross have?
Where can the community have it?
As the skate board issue has continued for some time.


XV. Tuross Boulevard to Monash Avenue Pathway:
The THPA have asked the Council to construct the above link between the Tuross Head Cycleway and the Tuross Head Country Club using ESC funds.


XVI. Monash Avenue Extension from the Coila Side of the Country Club.
The most recent LEP map of Tuross did not include the link between the two Monash Avenues. Similarly the DA for the subdivision at the bottom of Anderson Avenue does not include any facilities for the connection of the 2 Monash Aves. Once again the THPA shall be asking the Council to advise as to the status of the Monash link as its failure to be constructed amounts to a high risk for the south/easterly area of Tuross.

XVII. Coila Lake environment and sustainable commercial fishing:
The Council is to convene a meeting of community and government organisations, chaired by Councillor Brice, to examine the sustainability of commercial fishing ICOLLS such as Coila Lake without quotas. The discussion is to look at the consequences of continued commercial fishing in these fragile lakes.

XVIII. Tuross Tennis Court Lights:
In 2013 the Tuross Tennis Club and the ESC received a Community Building Partnership grant for the installation of court lights THPA wishes to determine the status of this installation to ensure Council completes the installation before the grant closes.

XIX. Kyla Hall Management Committee.
At the Council meeting of 26 November, the Council accepted the recommendation for the establishment of an s355 committee to manage the operation of Kyla Hall. As well Councillor Rob Pollock was appointed Chairman with Councillor Brice, Jeff de Jager and Gary Cooper to be members of the committee. Currently the ESC is looking to fill the other positions on the Committee.

XX. The Swing Set – Kyla Oval:
The current koppers log swing near the Hall car park is set for replacement this financial year. The THPA have raised the issue with Council that they consider a more varietal suite of facilities to be installed.

XXI. Kyla Oval Extension _ the Kyla Oval Landfill;
The Kyla Park locals have talked to the THPA about the continued dumping of dirt on the western side of the Kyla Oval. This area is now considerable higher than the oval level. The THPA will be seeking the Council to state their intentions with this fill.

XXII. The Kyla Hall Fingerboard Sign:
Early last year the THPA requested the ESC install a fingerboard indicating the location of Kyla Hall. The THPA now wants to know the progress if any and we also want to review the design if it is more than a simple fingerboard.

10. TUROSS HEAD BOAT RAMP REPORT:
Dredging occurred on 14 December 2013 and was effective. The THPA now wants to know for future years?

11. RABBIT MEETING:

This is scheduled for 7 February at Kyla Hall. Apparently the ESC just wants the rabbits to be eliminated!


12. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT:
The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 3 March 2014. So far there has not been any advice re land sale.


13. TUROSS Watch – PROGRESS REPORT:
Lei reported that progress on membership has been steady since the last THPA meeting. He also said he was looking forward to catching up with NSW Police officer David Bates who should be able to bring Lei up to date on LAC matters.


14. KYLA HALL REFURBISHMENT STATUS:
So far there has not been any response to last month’s letter identifying needs. However a couple of the issues contained in our letter seem to have been addressed. A meeting is scheduled for 10:30 10 February 2014 to talk to Chris Tague.


15. MEMBERSHIP REPORT;
Nil update

16. GENERAL BUSINESS:

The meeting closed at 9:10 pm.


The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Park Hall at 7:30 pm
6 March 2014

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 5th December, 2013 at
Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 7:00 pm with Mr Lei Parker in the Chair.

14 signed the Register and there were 6 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 7th November, 2013: Following a brief summary of the previous meeting Minutes by the Secretary, acceptance of minutes was proposed by G Cooper and seconded by J de Jagger. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the following financial statement which forms part of the minutes. In summary, balances at 5th September 2013 are:

THPA General Account Balance: $19,849.36
Income: Basketball Funds: $2,080.00
THPA Subs $100.00
Crockery & Sound System Hire $45.00
Less Petty Cash -$21.15
Working Balance $22053.21

THPA Cycle/walk Account is made up of:
Cycleway Working A/c balance $8,736.46
Interest $53.70
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Total: $28,790.16

Total Funds $48,585.82

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by L. Beer. CARRIED


5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
Letter from ESC requesting payment for the Basket Ball Court re-development.
e-mail from John Clague with a draft of the proposed S355 Management Committee Policy.
Letter from Mr Sharpe responding to last month’s list of concerns from THPA
Letter from Mr Sharpe advising that the TLPG bench will be left where it is.
Letter from John Clague with the “final” draft of the Kyla Hall Management Committee Policy. This proposal was to be presented to Council 10 December.

6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:
Letter to ESC listing outstanding issues with Kyla Hall.
Letter to Mr Bruce Imrie regarding the memorial seat for Dulcie Imrie. Bruce Imrie contacted Maureen Baker and told her that the family felt that if there was something more suitable required for Kyla Hall it could be purchased instead of the seat. The meeting agreed that the seat was the most suitable memorial and we would continue with this project and said we should support the ESC suggestion of the seat being placed at the end of Nelson Parade until the until the boardwalk viewing platform is installed then move it to there.

Maureen also advised the Meeting that that the Council had decided that the town’s recreation facilities required updating. As part of this optimisation they removed a seat at One Tree Car Park. Following discussion with the THPA they have agreed to replace the seat. Discussions are continuing with regard the suitability of seat designs. Maureen also said that there were also a couple of families offering to fund seats.

7. Dr DALE MEETING OF 6th December:
This meeting will consist of the GM and staff, members of the Tuross Head Business Owners Association and executive members of the Tuross Head Progress Association. An Agenda has been circulated.


8. TUROSS HEAD BOAT RAMP REPORT:
The THPA has been advised that the ESC has acquired a long neck dredge and the Lavender Bay boat ramp will be closed from 10 to 14 December for channel maintenance. We were also advised that the Council had listed 3 contractors who are able to undertake the dredging who will perform the dredging on an annual basis.


9. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT:
The Progress Hall has been removed. The ESC has mailed out requests for the community to advise the Sunset Committee of use for the resulting funds. Interest in purchase of the site has so far been minor.

10. TUROSS Watch – PROGRESS REPORT: Lei reported that acceptance of the proposition was trickling along as the community seemed to accept the need. He said he was waiting for the return of NSW Police LAC David Bates for extension of the scheme.


11. KYLA HALL REFURBISHMENT STATUS:
So far there has not been any response to last month’s letter identifying needs. However a couple of the issues contained in our letter seem to been covered.

12. THPA PRIORITY LIST DISCUSSION:
Jeff de Jager provided the meeting with an updated priority list, which resulted in discussion of the issues. It was agreed that if time permitted the list be raised at the ESC GM’s ¼ly meeting on the 10th.


13. MEMBERSHIP REPORT;
Lei advised the meeting that membership was now 68, which is a significant expansion. He also advised that the THPA meeting agendas would be placed on the Tuross Head Notice Board 1 week prior to the next meeting.

14. GENERAL BUSINESS:
.The President wished everyone a Happy Christmas and invited all to join him for the annual Christmas Supper.

The meeting closed at 8:20 pm and remaining members partook of supper arranged primarily by Joan Buchan and Leonie & Faye Beers.


The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Park Hall at 7:30 pm 6 February 2014


TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
MINUTES OF MEETING held 7th NOVEMBER, 2013
at KYLA HALL starting at 7.30 pm
Chair: President, Lei Parker, welcomed attendees.

Apologies: Apologies received from Councillor Danielle Brice, Jim Baker and Secretary, Gary Cooper, who was ill. Minutes were taken by Vice President, Maureen Baker.

Attendance: There were 12 in attendance as per attached list.

Minutes of the previous meeting: Draft Minutes of the meeting of 3rd October, 2013, had been posted on the turossheadorg website. The Chair went through the main items of interest and referred any business arising for further discussion later in the meeting.

It was proposed by Faye Beers and seconded by Leonie Beers that Minutes be accepted.
CARRIED

Stafford Dixon said that he had previously requested that a copy of the agenda be made available at the beginning of each meeting so that everyone could be acquainted with items to be discussed, and if possible on the turossheadorg website beforehand.

He had also requested that traffic conditions at the highway turnoff to Tuross be discussed by THPA – to be deferred until General Business.

Treasurer’s Report:
Working Account Balance b/fwd from 3-10-13 $19,849.36
Receipts: Basket Ball Court refurbishment contributions 2,080.00
Membership fees 100.00
Crockery & Sound System Hire Fees 45.00 2,225.00

$22,074.36
Expenses: J. Buchan, Petty Cash 21.15
Working Account Balance as at 7th November, 2013 $22,053.21

Cycle/Walk Working Account Balance 3-10-13 8,736.46
Receipts: Bank Interest 53.70
Cycle/Walk Working Account Balance 7-11-13 8,790.16

Fixed Term Deposit, Cycle/Walk account 20,000.00

Total Cycle/Walk Funds as at 7th November, 2013 $28,790.16

Lei Parker reported that copies of receipts for donations to the Basket Ball Court funds and all other details had been handed over to Treasurer, Joan Buchan. Joan pointed out that $18,000 (being grant of $9000 plus community donations of $9000) from the Working Account was due to be paid to Council for work on the Basket Ball Court which would leave the Account with a balance of $4,053.21. However this payment would not be made until Council’s invoice is received.

Moved by Stafford Dixon that the above Report be accepted with thanks also to Lei Parker for all his work in raising the community funds and promoting use of the Court. Seconded by Max Castle. CARRIED

It was also moved by Jeff de Jager and seconded by Carlene Winch-Dummett that Lei Parker be reimbursed $150 from our Working Account to cover the cost of the Donations Banner and promotion/entertainment on 13th October when the Court was officially opened by Lauren Jackson. CARRIED

Correspondence Inwards: ESC officer, John Clague, had provided a one page summary of guidelines for the proposed s.355 Management Committee for Kyla Hall and an invitation to THPA to submit the names of representatives from THPA for that committee. THPA reps on the Progress Hall Sunset Committee had already discussed the specific requirements for the Hall management committee with Council staff and considered that these latest guidelines did not cover all aspects adequately.

It was moved by Stafford Dixon and seconded by Carlene Winch-Dummett that John Clague be notified that :
a) Amendments to these guidelines be regarded as an ongoing objective
b) THPA representatives will be Jeff de Jager and Gary Cooper, with Lei Parker as an alternate representative. CARRIED

THPA Executive will attend the Council meeting set down for Tuesday, 26th November when a report from John Clague on this matter will be on the agenda.

General Business:
1) Tuross Head Seating & Picnic Facilities Maintenance Plan: THPA Executive met at Council with Warren Sharpe and Greg Miller and discussed our proposal for the development of a Plan (or Policy) which would set forth the most suitable seating for Tuross and maintenance thereof, taking into account the deterioration in the cast iron ends of current seating due to prevailing salt-laden winds. Lei had already provided Council with a Draft Plan with photos of seating which may be more suitable.

2) THPA Membership: Lei reported that we now have 68 members, an increase of 102% .

3) Hire of THPA Dinner Service: T.H. Garden Club will be hiring the THPA Dinner Service for its 40th Anniversary celebration at Kyla Hall. To acknowledge this celebration Lei suggested that we may like to waive the hire fee. However, it was decided to maintain this hire fee but make a donation to the T.H. Garden Club instead.

4) Traffic Conditions in Tuross vicinity: It was decided that the agenda of our first meeting in 2014 (6th February) will focus on this matter, particularly the concern raised by Stafford Dixon regarding the dangerous traffic conditions where Hector McWilliam Drive meets Princes Highway. Members also mentioned other areas e.g. “T” intersection above the golf course where Hector McWilliam Drive meets Allenby Rd., centre road marking required on Hector McWilliam Drive between the “T” intersection and the “Tern Inn”. These matters can be included in a submission to Council for the attention of the Traffic Committee.

5) Further Pathways required in Tuross: This will also be given attention in 2014

6) Matters reported by Lei Parker:
- For the benefit of promotion and tourism in the Tuross village the THBOA has arranged for fingerboard signs to be erected indicating a scenic route around the headland.
-“Meet the Author” Events: The possibility of THPA sponsoring these events can be discussed at our meeting in February, 2014.
- Soup Song, 19th December, 2013 at Kyla Hall: This will be a Christmas gathering for the village and members agreed that THPA should book a table ($5 per group table and BYO).

7) Next meeting: Thursday, 5th December – meeting will start earlier than usual at 7 pm so that there will be more time for our usual Christmas party afterwards. Members are requested to bring a plate, drinks being provided.

The meeting concluded at 9.30 pm and remaining members partook of supper arranged by Leonie & Faye Beers.

TUROSS HEAD PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, 3rd October, 2013 at Kyla Hall Committee Room, Kyla Sports Precinct, Tuross Head

1. The Meeting commenced at 7:35 pm with Mr Lei Parker in the Chair.

10 signed the Register and there were 5 apologies.

2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING, 5th September, 2013: Acceptance of minutes was proposed by Enid Fuller and seconded by Keith Everitt. CARRIED

3. BUSINESS ARISING: To be dealt with under separate reports later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER’s REPORT: Treasurer, Joan Buchan, read out the following financial statement which forms part of the minutes. In summary, balances at 5th September 2013 are:

THPA General Account Balance: $18,039.36
Income : Basketball Funds: $1,860.00
Less EAR Subs - $50.00
Working Balance $19,849.36

THPA Cycle/walk Account is made up of:
Cycleway Working A/c balance $8,629.06
Interest $107.40
Term Deposit $20,000.00
Cycleway Total: $28,736.46

Total Funds $48,585.82

Acceptance of the report was proposed by Joan Buchan and seconded by Deirdre Sinclair. CARRIED

The Secretary reported that the Commonwealth Bank had given him On-Line access to the Association’s account via Netbank.

5. CORRESPONDENCE INWARDS:
• 30 Aug: response from ESC re: THPA Hall Signage under Review (Copy of Lei’s Letter) Copy attached for Sunset Committee.
• 6 Sept: ESC announcement of release of TH Boat Ramp Investigation: 4 options 3 evaluations. Annual dredging not costed but seems to be best
• 17 Sept: Response to Lei’s advice of an old drum on foreshore Removed.
• 17 Sept: invitation to attend review of concept for Nelson Pde pathway 9 Oct 09:00 by Greg Millar & Mark Swadling under Warren Sharpe.
• 20 Sept: Following the initial meeting with GM Warren Sharpe advised the THPA re maintenance Plan for seats & Picnic Facilities for Tuross. Then a maintenance Plan for Tuross Norfolk Pines draft by 30 June 2014. Finally raised the matter of the Section 355 Committee to run Kyla Hall. It would seem we are back to stage 11
• 20 Sept: Minutes of previous Sunset Committee meeting 27 June. Next meeting was this afternoon.
• Letter from Telstra: 23 Sept: Offering the THPA a digital mailbox. For consideration.
• 24 Sept; 2EAR asking someone from the THPA to become member of the 2EAR management Committee. If anyone is interested I have the Form
• 26 Sept: Dr Dale’s thankyou note re 1st meeting of the ESC/THPA chaired by Dr Dale.
• 27 Sept: Agenda for 3 October Sunset Committee Meeting.


6. CORRESPONDENCE OUT:
• Letter of Thanks to Dr Dale for her Round Table meeting with Sharpe & Usher under Dr Dales Chair
• To the ESC: Copy of the TH Asset Plan
• To The ESC: Copy of the TH Prioity List Receipt acknowledged by WS.
• E-mail response from MB, JdJ & GC re the content of the signage for the Progress Hall.


7. BASKET BALL COURT PROJECT UPDATE: Lei has organised a soiree for 13 October with Ms Lauren Jackson, the Mayor Lindsay Brown to attend for the opening of the new facilities. He has also organised couple of boys to form teams to play a game on the new court.

Lei is still chasing $600 which he expects to receive at the Tuross Fair. He hopes to raise the rest as soon as possible. He says he has a couple of options for meeting any short fall.


8. Dr DALE MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 11th: This meeting was very effective with the majority of the issues identified receiving consideration resulting in Mr Sharpe or Me Usher being directed to commit to appropriate responses in times set by Dr Dale. As a result Dr. Dale has stated that she wants this meeting to reconvene quarterly. The next meeting is to be in December. (This covers the requirement for the establishment of a Community Engagement Advisory Committee)

9. TUROSS HEAD BOAT RAMP REPORT: The letter received from the Council has really covered this issue.

10. SUNSET COMMITTEE REPORT: The meeting was held this morning. Mr Sharpe reported that demolition was to start this week. He also presented a draft of the flyer the Council wished to circulate relating to the Tuross Community identifying the project that the Community would like to use the funds generated from the sale of the land .

11. TUROSS Watch – PROGRESS REPORT: Lei reported that a sub-committee had been formed with the intention that Tuross would become a Precinct. Lei is the Coordinator : He said that he would be at the Fair on Monday and would invite people to join as either simple Watch members for $2.00 or join the Progress Association for $5.00 with free Watch membership.

12. KYLA HALL REFURBISHMENT STATUS: The recent weather identified areas of the roof that had not been properly sealed as rain entered the building in several areas. The Council has been informed of this matter. Jeff de Jager said he would contact Chris Tague to discuss the issue and to query what action he was taking in relation to issues Jeff had raised with him previously.

13. UPDATE ON MEMORIAL GARDEN TREE/WALL: The Council has received a recommendation for the Norfolk Pine causing damage to the walls to be removed and the Plan Of Management for the area be updated to give the plantation more status. The Council agreed.

14. THPA PRIOPITY LIST DISCUSSION: The Council has been given the list of the THPA priority list and we expect that there will be a separate meeting as a result.

15. MEMBERSHIP REPORT; It is expected that the evolution of the Tuross Watch will result in an increase in the membership of the Association. Dennis Pilkington suggested a letter drop to all houses in Tuross. For discussion next meeting.


16. GENERAL BUSINESS:
Lei reported that Ian Hockey had recently died in Asia. His ashes are to be returned to Tuross. Ian had been an International Board rider and the local board riders have asked for the Association to establish a bench as a memorial for him. This was agreed to. Lei has been negotiating with Mr Sharpe for Crawford style frame bench with a surf board as the back. Mr Sharpe has agrees to a stainless steel frame and the surf board back. Further discussion should occur 28 October at a ESC meeting on seating.

The meeting closed at 9.35 pm and remaining members partook of supper arranged by Leonie & Faye Beers.


The next routine meeting will be held in Kyla Park Hall at 7:30 pm 7 November 2013