Newsletter 22nd May 2020

There certainly has been no lack of activity during our period of physical isolation!

Update since last mail out

  • 44 Duncan St – in response to Council’s approval of 17 units on 44 Duncan St the Voice has instigated a petition asking that the approval be rescinded, and that the LEP be reviewed and amended. Unfortunately the advice that we could request a rescission motion wasn’t correct and a rescission motion will not be going ahead. Instead, we are focusing our efforts to see if we can liaise with Council to revise and fine tune the Local Environment Plan (LEP) relating to R3 zones. Since the letterbox drop on Sunday we have done two radio interviews (2ST and local ABC), the petition has gained over 1000 signatures, and we have 163 people following the facebook page. Many people have written to council expressing their extreme disappointment. We will endeavour to keep you updated through our emails, website and facebook.
  • DS20/1119 a request to move the Anglican church to a location different to that in the approved DA has been withdrawn.
  • Whilst restrictions have started to be lifted in NSW we have been advised that community centres are not yet opening in the Shoalhaven.
  • The Voice has made submissions to Council related to the request to dismiss the noise conditions on DA19/1354, and request to move the historic Anglican church closer to the southern boundary.

SCC Planning documents for comment

  • Shoalhaven City Council are reviewing and mapping the bushfire and COVID-19 recovery services that were and are available across the Shoalhaven LGA. In order to ascertain where there is a need for more services, better access to services or if other improvements are required, the Council has an anonymous survey which will close by Thursday 28 May 2020. Survey here
  • Information on, and opportunities to input into, other planning matters on the Council’s Get Involved webpage.

Recent Development Applications in Huskisson / Woollamia
DS20/1198, 220 Pritchard Av, Modification to adjust boundary between Lot 1 & 2 under stage 2, submitted 6 May.
DA20/1453, 3 Moona St, Huskisson, New commercial – mixed use development with motel and residential apartment building. Submitted 14 May.
DS20/1218 Park St, Huskisson. Huskisson Christmas Carnival – S4.55 – modify period of use – new dates for a 5 year period. Submitted 15 May. This is a request for a 2 and half week extension of time. Request.

DA19/1841, Multi-Unit Development Consisting of 17 Units, Strata Title Subdivision & Demolition of Existing Dwelling, 44 Duncan St HUSKISSON
DA20/1085, In Ground Swimming Pool, 10 Sunnyside Av WOOLLAMIA

Please note: the new DA20/1453 is proposed to look like this:

Events/ Other

  • Materials recovery: Council’s proposed Materials Recovery Facility (MRF, pronounced Murf) is a best practice MRF, and will be built at the existing West Nowra Waste Management Precinct to process commingled recycling.
    For more information about the proposed Materials Recovery Facility please visit Council’s Material Recovery Facility Get Involved webpage
  • Elite Energy thank you: Elite Energy would like to say a massive THANK YOU from their staff, officials, crew and athletes to Elite Energy volunteers. They invite you to put your hand up and thank Elite Energy Volunteers around Australia by waving a special smile of appreciation from your own home. Upload your wave photo to social media and share using the hashtags #eliteenergy #NVW2020 and #waveforvolunteers.
  • Dan Murphy Grants: Applications for the 2020 Dan Murphy Grants Program have been extended! Applications are now open until 5pm on Tuesday 26th May 2020. For more information on the grants program, including the application forms and grant guidelines visit Council’s Community Funding webpage.
  • Resilient Australia Awards: celebrate initiatives across Australia that help make communities more resilient to disasters. The awards recognise collaboration and innovative thinking across all sectors. The 2020 Resilient Australia Awards are open for submissions until Monday 8 June 2020. For more information visit the Resilient Australia Awards webpage.
  • The NSW Get Ready Community Award celebrates a NSW community that has worked together to make their community more prepared and better able to recover from disasters. Applications are open for submissions until 5 July 2020. For more information, about the NSW Get Ready Community Awards visit the NSW Get Ready Community Award webpage, call 02 9212 9283 or
  • Extension of footpath: Vincentia residents are seeking in-principle support for the completion of the unfinished southern section of the Bike/Walking Track along Elizabeth Drive, Vincentia. To be discussed at our next meeting.
  • Social media assistance/training: Shoalhaven Tourism and Economic Development have put together a series of Free Social Media Workshops and other advice services to help businesses engage their customers. See attached Social Media Marketing Workshops.
  • Recovery newsletters
  • Tidy town awards – due 29 June.

Kind Regards,
Committee HWCV
Date: 05/22/2020

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