Minutes 20th November 2023

Huskisson Woollamia Community Voice – Minutes
General Meeting – Monday 20 November 2023, 7pm Huskisson Community Centre
Chair: Jo Warren
Attendance: Joanne Warren, Penny Davidson, Carol Blake, Maureen Noon, Mark Wareham, Tony Lim, Rachel Marsden, Anthony Rizzito, Carol Rizzito,

  1. Acknowledgement of Traditional owners Chair acknowledged traditional owners and elders past and present.
  2. Welcome and apologies:
    Jan Bruck, Evan Christen, Shirley Fitzgerald, Walter Salmon, Tim Peach, Leslie Lockwood,
    Chair reported that Clr Evan Christen had undertaken a climate action hunger strike in Canberra on the weekend in support of Gregory Andrews #ClimateHungerStrike where he is requesting that the Federal government stop subsidising fossil fuels, phase out coal and gas exports and more.
  3. Previous Minutes:
    by Maureen Noonan, Seconded by Carol Blake that Minutes from the meeting 7 Aug 2023 be accepted.
    Motion passed.
  4. Business arising
    • Noted that there are still some actions to do: speed on Woollamia Road; Industrial estate run-off; sharing information around fauna overpasses.
    • Update on Motel DA (corner Bowen and Hawke)– DA has been withdrawn – Penny and Tony R
    • Note also some letters to council have not received a response:
      • Cleaning schedule of Owen St
      • Installation of poles Fegen / Bowen Sts
      • Concern about 44 Duncan St access and
      • request to meet with locals
  5. Treasurer’s report:
    by Maureen Noonan, Seconded by Mark Wareham that Treasurer’s Report be accepted.
    Motion passed.
    See end of minutes.
  6. Outstanding correspondence:
    • Free dog micro-chipping at Moona Moona Creek, 9th Dec, 12 to 1.30
    • Tonight’s council meeting is to review the consultant’s report regarding Shoalhaven finances
    • Mayors Giving Box – please donate gifts to the Giving Box, Stockland or make an online donation.
    • Bay and Basin Leisure Centre upgrade concept still open for comment
    • Vincentia Sewer mains currently being upgraded – still open for comment
    • Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal holding Strategy workshops
    • Vincentia Festival to celebrate completion ofcentral court, 2nd Dec
    • Mussel farm modification. Fisheries and owner have approached HWCV advising they are submitting a modification. They have sent FAQs. When the modification is submitted community will be notified.
  7. Follow up Tourism discussion
    • Still waiting for confirmation of notes.
    • Publish as draft notes/answers.
    • As Vincentia Matters has established a sustainable tourism group, HWCV agreed to work with/through them re further suggestions / concerns.
  8. Mussel farm modification
    • already covered
  9. General Business
    a. Concern about the schedule of events
    • Based on Coralie’s request for the community to send through feedback, please send any thoughts about events to Council, attn Tourism. Especially because there are many new staff who are keen to hear from the community.
    • Feel free to cc the HWCV in letters to council.
    • Signs about PFAS
    • At the PFAS information session Defence (and Clr Christen) indicated they would approach EPA to ask for signs to be put on Currambene Creek warning people fishing or collecting about safe limits to consume.
    • Bus Industry Taskforce
    • State is collecting feedback on bus runs – open for online comment until 31 March 2024. Meeting suggestions:
      • smaller buses
      • more promotion of the timetables
      • make sure meets the train timetable
      • Pointed out that there is a bus (Premier) to Sydney for $30 that goes to the airport and central.

Meeting closed at 7:38pm.
Next meeting: 7:00pm Monday 18th February 2024 at the Huskisson Community Centre.

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NSW 2540
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