Newsletter 29th April

Here is a quick update regarding matters that have come up since our last email on 12 April 2020.

The NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry is holding a virtual community meeting for the Shoalhaven and surrounds on 1 May.
Meeting: Shoalhaven Community Consultation
Location: Online
Date: Friday 1 May 2020
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register online
The link to register for the meeting is:
Further information can be found here.

Update from last meeting

  • The Voice wrote to Council querying the location of evacuation centres in this area. Council has responded with neither a yes or no for an evacuation centre closer to Husky, they did say:
    • “Huskisson Public School is an “open space” officially identified Neighbourhood Safer Place, which is a place of Last Resort should your Bushfire Survival Plan fail. It is not intended to be a place where there are any facilities available or open.”
      Full letter here.
  • A Voice representative attended a post Triathlon meeting – with other key stakeholders providing feedback on the event. The 2021 triathlon is expected to be the same route, with improved communication, greater access to Huskisson shops. Liaison with organisers is continuing.

SCC Planning documents for comment

  • Review of the current subdivision provisions in the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 (LEP) and exhibition of a Planning Proposal. The Planning Proposal seeks to amend several subdivision related provisions in the LEP and rezone certain R2 Low Density Residential Land with large lot characteristics to R5 Large Lot Residential zoning. The Planning Proposal is on exhibition from Wednesday 22 April to Friday 22 May 2020 and written comments are invited.
    For more information, including how to make a submission, please visit the Review of LEP Subdivision Provisions
    Additional information here.
  • The Voice has made submissions to Council regarding DS20/1126 and DS20/1119.

Recent Development Applications in Huskisson / Woollamia

  • DS20/1155, 75 Owen St, Description: Food & drink premises & food van – S4.55 Submitted 20 April.
  • DA20/1375, 613 Woollamia Rd, Garages & Carports – Proposed Construction Of Ancillary Shed, Submitted 24 April.
  • DA20/1156, 8 Currambene St, Submitted 24 Feb.


  • DA19/2068, Storage Container associated with Service Station, Tomerong St HUSKISSON
  • DA20/1097, Construction of Driveway & Stormwater Works, Duranbah Dr HUSKISSON
  • DA20/1156, Commercial Additions – minor internal kitchen additions, 8 Currambene St HUSKISSON
  • DA19/2253, Expansion Of Environmental & Field Studies Centre, 335 Woollamia Rd, WOOLLAMIA

Click here to access SCC’s DA Tracking

Events/ Other

  • Cut off for the JUNE 2020 edition of the About magazine is Wednesday 6th May 2020.
  • The Investing in Rural Community Futures Program to be launched (you can attend virtually) in Nowra and Ulladulla. $150,000 in start-up grants are available.
  • More information can be found here.
  • Shoalhaven City Council will receive $150,000 in funding from the Australian Government to establish a Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hub. See here for more information.
  • Huskisson entrance to receive landscape improvements, see here for more information, map.
  • Applications have opened for the 2020 Community Development Grant Program. The program provides grants of up to $2,000 to enable community groups and organisations to design, implement and complete projects that support and enhance the lives of people the in the Shoalhaven. Applications close 19 May 2020. More information here.
  • List of grants available collated by Federal member – here.
  • 2020 Dan Murphy Grant Program. The program provides grants up to $10,000 to support the training and employment of the East Nowra community.
    Digital methods of delivery are highly encouraged.
    Applications are open until 5pm on Tuesday the 12th May 2020. More information here.
  • Council’s meeting on Tuesday 5 May will cover:
    • Proposed Policy Review – Nowra CBD Contributions Discount Subsidy
    • Exhibition Outcomes and Proposed Finalisation – Planning Proposal – Ulladulla CBD (Southern part) Building Height and Zoning Amendment
    • Outcomes – Shoalhaven Local Heritage Assistance Fund 2019-2020
    • Proposed Heritage Bushfire Planning Proposal – Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 (PP053)
  • Rotary clubs across the Shoalhaven are proud to announce the launch of the Shoalhaven Emergency Services Community Awards (SESCA) 2020. More information here and here.
  • The closing date for litter prevention grants has now been extended until 10am Tuesday 28 July 2020. more information here.

Kind Regards,
Committee HWCV
Date: 29/04/2020

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