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August 11, 2020

Bi-Weekly – email update 10/8/2020

Here is a quick update regarding matters that have come up since our last email (26th July), and information that has been sent through to us from Council.

Update since last email

  • Proposed motel and apartments at Moona St and petition link
    • the Voice and a more general Shoalhaven group, Our Future Shoalhaven, have been working towards either the rejection or modification of DA20/1453 at Moona Creek. Our Future Shoalhaven has a petition asking that Council reject the DA. Please sign and share if you think the proposal is an inappropriate development for this site.
      The petition link can be found here.
    • The Voice asked Council for a community briefing on the Moona St development proposal because of the considerable community concern. Unfortunately this isn’t possible as they are not holding large resident briefing meetings for DAs due to COVID. The full response is here.
  • A member of the Voice noticed a possible Midden in the soil profile of work being done at the pub site. As we hadn’t heard about this before we notified the Publican, SCC and the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council. The matter was referred to the SCC’s Compliance Unit, and Heritage NSW. The site has been taped off.
  • Council is looking for people to join two committees, please consider being part of one of these:
    • Coastal Management Program Advisory Committees – The Committees provide a forum to contribute ideas, professional expertise, experience, and local knowledge to assist Council in formulating and implementing the Coastal Management Plans. Applications close 14 August. More information here.
    • Floodplain Risk Management Committees – provide a forum to contribute ideas, professional expertise, experience, and local knowledge to assist Council in formulating and implementing a Floodplain Risk Management Plan. Applications close 14 August. More information here.

SCC Planning documents for comment

  • Council is exhibiting Planning Proposal PP049 – Danjera Dam, adding a permitted use of Camping Ground to the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014. The Planning Proposal will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 29 July 2020 to Friday 14 August 2020 (inclusive) on Council’s website
  • State Crown land survey – The NSW State has a draft State Strategic Plan for Crown land on exhibition until 20 August 2020. “Crown land is used for a wide variety of purposes, from farms, parks, reserves, roads and cemeteries, to showgrounds, campgrounds, surf clubs, community halls and industrial sites.” The strategy and how to provide your feedback can be found here.

Recent Development Applications in Huskisson / Woollamia

  • SF10819, Boundary Adjustment (Between Lot 1 & Lot 2), 220 Pritchard Av, Huskisson Under Stage 2 of Approved Subdivision, Submitted: 07/08/2020.
  • DA20/1738, Detached habitable room with spa pool & demolish existing shed, 336 Woollamia Rd, WOOLLAMIA, Submitted 28-Jul-20.
  • DA20/1774, Garages & Carports – Colorbond Shed, 605 Woollamia Rd, Woollamia. Submitted 7 Aug 2020.
  • DS20/1360, Change of Use from Mushroom farming to boat repair facility, 14 Pritchard Av, Woollamia. Submitted 7 Aug 2020. Section 96 Amendment.

Approved

  • DA20/1375, Dwelling Additions – Detached Shed, 613 Woollamia Rd WOOLLAMIA, Approved.

Click here to access SCC’s DA Tracking

Events/ Other

  • Woollamia boat ramp: Council has received funding from the NSW Boating Now program to:
    • Upgrade the boat Launching ramp concrete toe (underwater works) to make it easier to launch/retrieve larger boats at low tides ($86,250)
    • Provide additional floating pontoons upstream of the existing ($330,262)
  • Council would like input into the planning of the Seniors Festival 2021 in the Shoalhaven. Seniors are invited to take a short online survey about what you would like to see across the Shoalhaven for Seniors Festival 2021. Survey closes Monday 17 August 2020.
  • Maritime museum exhibition – Barely Wearable: Body adornment for the age of overconsumption. On exhibit from 8 August to 29 November 2020. The exhibition explores waste and remnant in stylish fashion.
  • Vinnies NSW have launched a Community Bushfire Grants Program offering 115 grants of up to $20,000 for registered community organisations, to assist them to administer their own local recovery projects. Applications will be accepted in two stages, the first of which opened on 27 July 2020 and closes on 23 August 2020. More information here.
  • Federal Disaster funding support following floods – Further information on the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements is available here.
  • Our Federal member regularly sends out updates on Grants available to communities. The recent list can be found here. (you will need to enter the name of the grant into an internet search engine to find each grant home page).
  • We note that the Food and Wine Festival planned for later in the year has been cancelled.

Kind Regards,
Committee HWCV
Date: 10/08/2020