The Bugle 17 June 2017
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Revised plans for Akuna St/Mitre 10 As the earthworks on Nick Daoud’s Bathers complex near completion, the developer has submitted a revised plan for the Akuna St/Mitre 10 site to Council. “We have been working through issues with our original plan with Council, including concerns passed on from the Joint Regional Planning Panel, and are now confident that we have a fully complying development,” he says. Due to the value of the development, responsibility for approval lies with the Panel rather than Council. A significant change to the proposal is that the delivery dock is now a one way system, from Shoalhaven St to Collins St, contained within the building rather than being located in Akuna St. In addition, all of the development is now below the 11 metre height restriction. As a result of the changes, the complex now has 86 one and two bedroom units (down from 91), and a larger commercial leasing area, with Aldi as the key tenant. There will still be a level walk through arcade from Terralong St to Aldi. Knowing how keen people are to have a second supermarket in Kiama, Mr Daoud
says, “Once the DA is approved, people will be walking in the shopping centre two years later.” He says that geotech work has established the Akuna St site will be much easier to excavate than the Bathers Manning St site, which is mostly rock. “It is a major excavation, but there won’t be need for hammering until we reach the very western side of the site where there is rock.” What lies beneath the Mitre 10 site is yet to be established.
Inside this issue Call for outside expertise for Jamberoo DCP p3
Bright sparks want to start a brewery p3
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Artist’s impression of the Shoalhaven St side of the development
Mayor: Time for a new KUS The Kiama Urban Strategy (KUS), the document that provides the strategic planning direction for both residential and future employment development, is to be revised. “The KUS needs to be revisited and reviewed to make it a relevant template for the future of Kiama,” says Mayor Mark Honey. “It is time to do a complete revision of the 2011 document.” He says this is not just because virtually all of the identified greenfield sites
have already been developed, but because the impact of the wide range of development that has occurred since that time has focused people’s minds on what they want the Municipality to become. “We need to have Bombo Quarry in our KUS, as that will show how we will be able to fulfil housing targets set by the State Government without losing our village character. It is a tremendous opportunity for us. “Since I’ve been Mayor
I have been advocating the need for long term planning perspective, and developing a new CUS is an important part of that.” The 2011 KUS was formulated following a community engagement process, the preparation of strategic studies prepared by specialist consultants and a detailed population and housing study. A community panel was commissioned by Council to provide advice key issues. “A great number of residents got involved in devel-
oping the current KUS, and I’m sure even more people will want to have their say this time. “We can’t stop development, but if we work together we can guide it so the essence of what we love about our area is saved for our grandchildren.” Developing a new KUS will take time. Acting General Manager Kerry McMurray says, “A review of the Kiama Urban Strategy requires a resolution
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Sat 17 June Jamberoo CWA presents: Jose Carbo with Slava & Leonard Grigoryan Jamberoo School of Arts, 8pm. Tickets $50 from Elders Jamberoo Gerringong Village Markets In and around the Town Hall, 9-3pm
Kiama & District Historical Talk See below Friends of Blue Haven Cake Stall Blue Haven, Havillah Place entrance, 9-noon
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1-2 July Kiama Arts Trail Various studios around the area www.kiamaartstrail.com Sat 1 July Friends of Kiama Library Talk: Bruce Ryan See page 8
Kiama Makers & Growers Market Black Beach, 9-2pm Sun 2 July Author Talk: Chris Allen Gerringong Music Club: See page 4 Stars of the Future Sun 25 June (see right) Jamberoo Village Market Reid Park, 9-2pm
The annual visit from young stars from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is on again in Gerringong on the first Sunday in July.
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David Miller AM, widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading pianists, will introduce and accompany six of his most accomplished young students playing solo and ensemble pieces from a varied classical repertoire which includes Mozart, Handel, Faure, Thomas Arne, Schubert and Piazzola. Four of the students,
Chung Him Chu, Xiao Han, Jasmie-Jade Mills and Travers Keirle, form the Coil Saxophone Quartet. The concert also features soprano Jane Anderson and classical guitarist George Wills. Details: Sunday 2 July, Gerringong Town Hall, 2pm. Tickets on sale from 1.30pm for $20, or free for members, children and students.
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The popular Illawarra Senior Salvation Army Band will be performing in Kiama at the end of June. “The Band has a varied program of marches, popular and sacred music and includes some Community singing,” says Gail Pickles, Secretary of the Kiama Uniting Church Women’s Day Fellowship. “The Ladies playing their Timbrels are always a fascinating addition to any concert. They love to share their faith and their love of music.” All proceeds will aid refugees, Frontier Services (giving assistance to those in outback areas suffering through drought) and Wollongong Meals for homeless and those struggling this winter.
Early readers will be able to catch the fifth in the Kiama & District Historical Society’s series on the history of local churches. Pauline Swan is giving an illustrated talk on the history of the historic Jamberoo Anglican Church (Church of the Resurrection) which celebrated its 150th anniversary earlier this year. Pauline is well known as a long-term Jamberoo resident; she has been a warden of the church, is currently a parish councillor, and is familiar with its archival material through her job at Kiama Municipal Library.
Details: Tuesday 27 June, Kiama Uniting Church. Morning tea will be provided at10am followed by the concert at 10.30am. Entry is $10.
Details: Saturday 17 June at the Church, 45 Churchill Street, Jamberoo, at 1.30 pm. Free entry. Afternoon tea following.
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A talk on the 4th of July The next meeting of the South Coast Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters will have a talk on an American theme, led by Kerrie and David Christian. While full membership of the Fellowship is for direct descendents of those on the First Fleet, anyone interested in family history is welcome to attend the meetings. Details: Tuesday 4 July in the Laurel Room, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto, 10am. Entry by $2 donation, including morning tea. Enquiries: 4267 1488 or 4261 6893.
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Funds sought for outside expertise for Jamberoo DCP here will be over. “Let’s do it together, let’s do it right, and let’s use the best resources we can find.” He cites the DCP prepared for the heritage village of Braidwood in 2006 as an example of the type of comprehensive document that is needed. Kiama Council’s Acting General Manager Kerry McMurray says, “Kiama According to Graham Pike, road widths and wanting to Council staff have develthe new Secretary of the preserve and maintain the oped a draft DCP for JamJamberoo Valley Residents character of Jamberoo.” beroo. and Ratepayers Association During this time, Jamberoo “The draft is currently (JVRRA), progress on dev- residents have not been being considered by memeloping a Jamberoo-specific consulted, something that bers of Council’s planning Development Control Plan Mr Pike believes could be committee. (DCP) has been slow, and it counterproductive. “Once the planning comis time to call in the experts. “The DCP will be totally mittee is satisfied with the “It’s been six months since useless unless it is embraced draft DCP, it will be submitCouncil passed the motion, by the majority of the peoted to Council, after which it and the first real draft only ple of Jamberoo. will go on public exhibition. went to the Planning Com“Once you get the Jamberoo “It is anticipated the draft mittee on 18 May,” he says. community embracing the DCP will be ready in time “Minutes of that meeting DCP because they have had for the Council meeting on show that there is still much meaningful input into it, and 19 September.” to be done, with concerns can see it is going to work, At the JVRRA Mayor raised about the size of althen most of Council’s Honey said the process was lotments, floor space ratio, problems in planning out on track for the new DCP to be in place by December. Graham Pike agrees with the need to get something in place by the end of the year, but strongly believes that In a move related to the article above, Councillor Neil Council does not have the Reilly is to ask Council at its June meeting to mount time or resources to devote a Land & Environment Court case against the Panel to developing the Jamberoodecision on the Golden Valley Rd proposal. specific DCP. “The Panel has overturned an 8-1 decision about the “Let’s buy in some experhighest legal planning control that the community has,” tise and fix this problem,” he says. he says. “We have to back ourselves as a decision making body. “My advice is $30,000 “I respect the qualifications of three appointed strangers, for three months would well but regard the decision of the local people's elected repreand truly do the job.” sentatives as more legitimate.” The JVRRA has already Councillors Reilly, Sloan and Watson presented the applied to Gareth Ward MP Council’s case to the Panel.
Reilly wants to appeal Panel Golden Valley Rd decision
A passion for beer to become a business
Gerringong father and son team, Steve and Andrew Prosser, have begun the process of fulfilling a long held dream to establish a craft brewery of their own. The pair, who already work together as Gerringong Electrical Service, have put a DA into Council to set up their Stoic Brewery in their unit at the new business park currently being constructed in Rowlins Road. “Dad’s always home brewed, and we’re both members of a long established beer club, so we’ve talked about the idea for years,” says Andrew. “We’ve been doing lots of market research and are confident we can turn our passion into a business. “Everyone we talk to in the industry says their biggest problem is keeping up
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Andrew and Steve Prosser with beers from their first batch
with demand.” They expect the business to be up and running in a year, allowing for the time it takes to get a liquor licence. They are hoping the licence will allow them to do tastings as well as bottle sales. “As the building is still being completed, we’ve got the time to set things up properly from the start,” says Steve. He sees the brewery as another step forward for the local food movement. “Our brewery will be a great place to showcase other local produce. “We are on the cusp of local food really taking off here, as it has done elsewhere. People don’t want their beer or food to be mass produced - we’ve turned full circle on that.
“Things are really starting to happen here, and we want to be involved for the long term.” He says they want to work with local farmers in any way they can, “Maybe we can persuade someone to grow hops? And we’ll have plenty of grain by-product that will make great feed.” To start with, the brewery will be doing 1000 litres of beer a week, which they see as a manageable amount during their start-up phase. In the meantime, Andrew, 24, is busy perfecting the recipes for their range of beers. “We’ve come a long way already. “Even our beer club members are giving us good scores, and they are tough critics.”
New KUS Continued from p1 from Council. “Such a review is likely to take between 12 and 18 months and include significant community engagement over and above the opportunities provided by Council’s planning committee and public exhibition process.”
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Tourism update Thirty eight people applied for the role of Manager Tourism & Events Manager with Kiama Council. “I’ve been very pleased with the experience of the people who have applied for the role,” says Councillor Matt Brown. “It was hard to cut them down to a shortlist.” Council is to assume the tourism responsibilities formerly undertaken by Kiama Tourism from 30 June. Given it is unlikely the new Manager will have started by then, as an interim measure all employees of Kiama Tourism have been offered four month contracts with Council. “This will give the new manager time to assess the situation and determine the best structure to move forward,” says Cllr Brown. “The staff will then have the opportunity to apply for the new roles that are created.”
New Precinct up and running The fledgling Kiama Community Precinct group has got off to a strong start, according to founding Committee member Kim Elder. “Following our last meeting we made a submission against a development proposed for 44 Manning St (between the bakery and the church) as members were concerned about its disconnection to the surrounding heritage area and its lack of amenities and required parking,” she says. “We also publicised the proposal to encourage individual submissions.” She says the work done on the submission could lead to a call for the Manning St area to become a heritage precinct. Last meeting had Environmental Services Director Phil Costello speaking on the planning process, along with Howard Jones explaining the improvements to
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DA information availability that have been recently approved. The speaker for the June meeting will be Councillor Neil Reilly, who will speak on efforts he believes must be made to ensure that new development is compatible and respectful of cultural heritage, town character and streetscape values. Garth Ward MP is confirmed as the July speaker. “We have been very pleased with the attendance at our meetings so far, and are keen to keep the momentum going,” says Kim. “There are some important issues facing Kiama and our precinct helps people be informed and have a voice. “Everyone is welcome to come along.” Details: Tuesday 27 June, Joyce Wheatley Community Centre, 7pm
Talk by the man behind Intrepid series Kiama Library’s next Author Talk brings former paratrooper and senior law enforcement officer turned author, Chris Allen, to town. His Intrepid actionthriller series draws on his military and law enforcement insider experience, putting the reader deep within the action with a perspective and knowledge few other authors can boast. He served in three Commonwealth armies across two decades and four continents, before leaving the military due to injuries, retiring at the rank of Major. In addition to his military career, Chris has served with three law enforcement agencies in Australia, led security operations for an international aid agency in East Timor during the emergency in 1999, and was headhunted to take over the protection of the Sydney Opera House. In 2008 Chris was made Sheriff of NSW, one of Australia’s most historic law enforcement appointments. His talk will cover his series, his experiences and his journey as an author. Details: Saturday 24 June, Kiama Library, 2.30pm. Copies of Chris’s books will be available for purchase and signing. Call Kiama Library on 4233 1133 to reserve a seat.
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In the Mayor’s absence, this issue’s column is from Deputy Mayor Kathy Rice effort by Kiama Council, Kiama Farmers Market, Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation and Boomerang Bags Kiama. For some time, they had all wanted to reduce the number of single use plastic bags used in Kiama and they set World Environment Day Monday June 5th was World as the day to make this a Environment Day. reality. I was delighted to Every year Kiama Council launch the new initiative at marks this occasion with an the Kiama Farmers Market, event that highlights some of making it plastic bag and the ways that we can act polystyrene free. locally to help our environTo make this possible the ment. This year’s event was Boomerang Bags group the culmination of a joint spent many voluntary hours
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making shopping bags for customers to borrow and reuse. Over time, there has been a lot of support on social media for reducing the number of single use plastic bags used in Kiama. I hope the option of reusing Boomerang Bags can also reduce plastic bag acceptance elsewhere and become the popular choice for many shopping trips throughout the municipality. Following the launch, I could not help thinking about how valuable volunteers are to community life. The collective number of hours spent in making 1000 Boomerang Bags for the market is incredible and whilst I want to thank this group again, I must also
thank everyone who has the time to enrich our community by volunteering in all the ways that you do. You are valued, and our community would not work as well without you. Other environmental themes have also emerged recently. Many people would have noticed Penny Sadubin’s UNITY, an installation of poles and wool at the KISS Arts Festival in late March. Here, participants laced wool between those poles that carried statements the person identified with. This week, UNITY posted a video on Facebook to document the project as it evolved. Among the top three poles utilised by par-
Walk the Berry by-pass A community celebration to mark the completion of the Berry by-pass will feature a three kilometre loop walk between the Kangaroo Valley Road roundabout and the Berry northern interchange. Free buses will operate every 15 minutes from Berry train station from 8.45am til 12.30pm to take the public to the event location. Park at nearby Berry Showground or catch the train down. “The main feature of the Berry bypass is the 610 metre bridge, allowing motorists to bypass the Berry township completely,” says Gareth Ward MP. “This upgrade gives the people of Berry back their town and will also improve road safety and travel times for motorists and pedestrian safety within the town.” The Rotary Club of Berry will host a barbecue for the community, and will be collecting gold coin donations at the start of the walk, with all proceeds going towards an Adventure Playground. Details: Sunday 18 June, opening ceremony 9.30am with walkers permitted on the road from 10.15am - 12.30pm.
ticipants was the one stating, “I think we should do more to safeguard the natural environment”. Such a message is being consistently represented by our community and this sentiment has also been recognised in Kiama’s Draft Community Strategic Plan which states that protecting the natural environment is of great importance to the community. So naturally, the ABC’s War on Waste has had a big impact on many of us. With reusable coffee cups now entering discussion around town, I am beginning to feel that we will have a lot to be proud of come World Environment Day next year.
With the six months of earthworks for the Bathers site due to be completed at the end of July (the southern end is already finished), the build will follow apace with completion expected in 10 months. “We are very experienced and we use the best people,” says Mr Daoud. “I have no doubt it will be completed in that time.” He says interest in the complex has been very strong, with 85 per cent of the units and shops sold. “People love the location and know our reputation for quality,” he says. Geotech reports had prepared them for the toughness of the dig, which has seen 1000 cubic metres of rock carted away each day.
Illuka Reserve: time for public to have their say The planning proposal for selling off nine blocks of land at Illuka Reserve at Kiama Downs is now on exhibition, and a public hearing has been scheduled by Kiama Council for Monday 26 June. “Council is proposing to rezone and reclassify part of Illuka Reserve that would allow it to be sold and developed for housing,” says Acting General Manager Kerry McMurray said. “The planning proposal is on public exhibition, and people can make written submissions as normal, but the public hearing will allow people to raise their concerns directly with our staff. “There has been a great deal of interest in what is going to happen with Illuka Reserve, so I encourage the community to use this opportunity to ask any questions they have.” The plans for Illuka Reserve can be viewed at Council’s administration building or at kiama.nsw.gov.au “If people cannot make the public hearing, they can still submit their
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comments in writing up until 4pm on 10 July,” says Mr McMurray. “Both the feedback from the public hearing and the written submissions will be included in a report to Council on its meeting on 15 August.” David Connelly, long time campaigner against the sell off, says “There has been no real community consultation so far. It is long overdue. “Now it is finally happening, they are rushing it through. I’m sure Council would react badly if such a short time frame was imposed upon them. “I have serious concerns about possible asbestos and heavy metal contamination from the old tip and that it will be a precedent for more sell offs of public land.” Details: The public hearing with be conducted at the Council administration building, at 2pm on Monday 26 June. Those interested in attending should contact Edward Patterson on 4232 0444 or email council@ kiama.nsw.gov.au
Red Cross Fun Run hits its stride
Kiama Red Cross President Judi O’Brien (front) with branch members Shelly Hetherington, Barbara Clayton, Ronnie Rathbone and Vicki Robb, with Ann Sudmalis MP (centre back)
This year’s Kiama Red Cross Fun Run attracted a record field of almost 400, and raised over $10,000 for people in need. “The Kiama Fun Run was started in 2014 for the Centenary of Australian Red Cross and was to be a oneoff event,” says President Judi O’Brien. “However it was such a success it has been grown into an annual event with numbers growing each year. In a short time it has become a great way to raise more funds for Red Cross.”
The organising committee of the Fun Run was recently awarded Red Cross’ prestigious Distinguished Team Award to recognise the success of the initiative. Next year’s Fun Run will be again held on the Sunday of the Queens Birthday Weekend.
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A geographer’s guide to Blue Haven Care monuments and markers seeks more volunteers
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Kiama resident and Friends of Kiama Library (FOKL) member Bruce Ryan is also Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Cincinnati, USA. He taught there for thirty three years before returning in retirement to his native New South Wales in 1999. He has served as a Councillor for the Geographical Society of NSW, and looked after its archives for a decade. An engaging speaker, Bruce’s pictorial presentation for FOKL, Monuments and Markers as Travel Guides, will share his joy of exploration. He identifies monuments as exclamation points in the landscape. Not only do they pinpoint where significant events have occurred, they encapsulate the ideals of a society and promote a national identity. They can also disclose both friendship and enmity and can reveal to uninformed visitors a society’s heroes, inventors and benefactors, as well as guiding travellers seeking food, lodging, shelter rest and orientation. As a bonus, they are often glorious works of art. Details: Saturday 1 July, Family History Centre, Railway Parade, 2.30pm following a brief Annual General Meeting starting at 2pm. All are welcome. Entry donations $5 members and $8 for visitors. Afternoon tea is provided.
Rosie Dawne never thought of she’d be a volunteer, but after four years working as one with Blue Haven Care, she’s so pleased she gave it a go. “It has been a great way for me to get to know more people and feel like I’m making a difference,” she says. “It is such a rewarding thing to do. And I have so Rosie Dawne relishes her role much fun mixing with as a volunteer young and old.” While Rosie has been prepared to help out three or four days a week, for three to four hours, she says everyone’s availability can be worked around. “Some people only have an hour or so a month, but every little bit helps.” Blue Haven Care has had a volunteer program in place for over 20 years. “Our community volunteers assist with many activities such as driving or helping on our buses and/or cars to transport individuals to appointments, shopping, group outings and special events, thereby supporting them to engage in the local community,” says Volunteer Coordinator Myriam Marchant. “Volunteers also support carers by giving them a break and providing companionship for the person they are caring for either one on one or as part of a group.” Volunteers in the residential facility have a unique role supporting daily activities such as reading, massage, pet therapy, craft, painting and regular BBQs. “Blue Haven Care is seeking volunteers to join us in supporting those living in the community and residential care to maintain and enjoy their independence,” says Ms Marchant. “By becoming a volunteer your will meet new people, make new friends and have an opportunity to gain experience and training in a variety of roles.” For further information contact Blue Haven Care on 4232 0475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To the Editor I refer to the Letter to the Editor “Goodbye to Democracy” in the Bugle June 3rd. The writer made some broad statements which I feel need correcting. Firstly, there have been a number of Jamberoo residents who have supported the rezoning of the Golden Valley Rd site. Some have done so publicly and others privately, so to imply the community is wholly against the project is misleading. The Golden Valley Rd site will add approximately 45 dwellings to the Village, this is a 6.6% increase on the current (plus approved) number of dwellings in the township & rural catchment around Jamberoo. Talk of doubling the size of the town is highly exaggerated. I am a Director of Fountaindale (a local development company) and we were approached by the Simicic family to assist them through the planning Page 8 ♦ The Bugle 17 June 2017
and development of their property. However, I also grew up in Jamberoo and have a keen appreciation of the value of Jamberoo as a place. Since my childhood there has been a steady decline in services available within the village. No longer is there a bank or a petrol station or a country store and so to access these services, residents are having to make the 18km round trip to Kiama, which is costly and environmentally damaging when considering the emissions associated with that travel. There is no doubt that Jamberoo needs a little more growth to make the existing business like Freddos and the Post Office sustainable in the long term. The question is where and how should those additional
houses be accommodated. The Simicic land has long been the earmarked on Councils Strategic Plans as the next land to be developed around Jamberoo. It is an orderly and logical urban extension. The owner has agreed with us, to explore how the architecture of the future homes can be controlled to ensure that they fit comfortably into the cultural context of the Jamberoo township. We look forward to the consultation that will occur through the rezoning process, to hear the views of all residents as to how the housing needs of the community can be met while also preserving the cultural values of the village and increasing the viability of services and retail outlets. Lawson Fredericks, Kiama Downs
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Kiama Municipal Council will shortly decide the fate of Iluka Reserve - but it wonâ€™t stop there. If Council vote to proceed with the sale the precedent will be set. Cliff Road Reserve has 15 blocks on the drawing board...
And this is how it can be done Step 1
Council submits gateway master plan proposal to DOPE (Dept of Planning and Environment). Notice 1 block adjacent to No 92 Riverside - this block is important as it is in the RE1 Zoning.
Master plan approved by DOPE
Council can now move and sell the land at Iluka
Council now has a precedent and moves to send the RE1 Cliff Road land to gateway
Source: Iluka Reserve Masterplan submitted by Council to DOPE
Source: Cliff Rd Zoning - Kiama LEP
www.saveilukareserve.com Because what will your legacy be? Authorised by David Connelly, who would like to thank Gareth Ward for his assistance in this matter.
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You have until 10 July to comment on the Planning Proposal for Illuka Reserve. It can be viewed at the Council Administration Building or on its website. A Public Hearing will be held at the Council Administration Building on Monday 26 June at 2pm. Come along and have your voice heard.
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At the Lions Centenary celebration Over 150 Lions, partners and guests attended the Kiama Municipality’s recent celebration of the Centenary of Lions International at the Kiama Pavilion. Federal member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis attended the event, as did the State member Gareth Ward who was accompanied by his father Malcolm Ward, a long standing member of Gerringong Lions before he moved away. Kiama Council was represented by Mayor Mark Honey. Also in attendance was the local Lions District Governor, Sharon Bishop, as well as presidents and members of Kiama, Minnamurra, Gerringong and Shellharbour Lions. It was noted during the speeches that the Kiama Municipality was extremely well served by the Lions Clubs, with Kiama having over 70 members and Gerringong and Minnamurra each having over 40 members. In addition the new club of Shellharbour already has over 20 members. All the speakers praised the work of the Lions Clubs over the years for their service to the local community and were excited by the Centenary project, the Carers Cottage. Jerry Granger-Holcombe
Kiama Lions President David McLeod and wife Ann
Dennis Wilson, David Mcleod, Ray Redgrave, John Unwin, Ian Chellew and Chris English
Annett Hoskins, Heather Bell, Christine Langford, Mary Wilson, Vonnie McCafferty, Sandra Steel, Marilyn Heinecke and Bobbie English
Warren Steel and Geoff Heinecke with Alison McDonald, one of the two remaining Charter members of Kiama Lions
At Gerringong’s VIP night Gerringong Pizza celebrated the arrival of its new whizz bang pizza oven with a Very Important Pizza night, which turned the adjoining arcade into a sophisticated nightspot, complete with red carpet.
Above: Chris Allen and Nicole Vernon-Rogers Far left: Phil Vernon-Rogers, Dave Shepherd, Gerringong Pizza owner Martin Smith and Yale Bolto Left: Olivia Russell, Alicia Dempsey and Lusie Vulatha
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After spending seven days relaxing on the island of Phuket and four days in tranquil Khao Lak, we landed at Bangkok Airport into a sweltering 33 degrees day. Staying on the busy Sukhumvit Road, we then set about seeing as much of this vibrant city as possible in our three day window. There are numerous ways of getting around in Bangkok – the Metro, Sky Train, buses, taxis and tuk tuks. The best by far for us though were the long boats that speed up and down the canals, taking you on a bizarre journey through houses on stilts – that all seem to be on the verge of falling down, floating markets that will sell you everything that you could ever need – and a whole heap of stuff that you don’t – then back out onto the main canal depositing you at ancient temples. This cheeky looking guard was at the Wat Arun Temple which sits overlooking the Main Canal. There are a series of pyramid shaped temples with very steep steps that you can climb. All are adorned with tiny mosaic pieces of china, including actual intact saucers and bowls and thousands of mini figures propping up corners. All around the bases of these temples are mini lions, dragons and these guards, presumably there to which looked very loved but all looked guard the temples. Also patrolling the confidently at ease! grounds are hundreds of cats none of Dave Evans, Kiama Heights
for this sum, and is considering other funding options including asking Council to invest the money. “Ideally I would like to see the June Council meeting help with the funding. This would see the community and Council, properly resourced, working together,” says Mr Pike. Councillor Neil Reilly sees merit in the suggestion. “I've always had a problem with doing the DCP in isolation and presenting it as a fait accompli,” he says. “It is something the community should have been involved with early on. “I don’t have any doubts about the ability of our staff to do the work, but they just don't have the time to devote the attention it needs to it.” At the May JVRRA meet-
ing, Mayor Honey warned that complying developments, which don’t need to go to council for approval, override DCPs. For that reason he said that the setbacks, view corridors and other restrictions can’t be too onerous. The Jamberoo community group has authorised the President and Secretary to do ‘all things necessary’ to action the matters. In its Golden Valley Rd decision (reported in the 31 May Bugle), the Panel recommended, amongst other things, that the Gateway assessment include “the preparation of DCP controls that reinforce the desired characteristics of the village, including lot sizes and architectural controls.”
Concert at Bundanon Just room to alert you to the opportunity to hear the Brandenburg Quartet, features the principal string players of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, play at the stunning Arthur Boyd Estate at Bundanon. If you’d like to share your travel story, send your postcard home (even when you are back) to email@example.com
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Details: Sunday 16 July, Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale, entry 1.30pm, concert 2.30pm. Tickets $50 (under 16 free). Limited numbers, book now via website.