Bangalee Motel DA
Council has received 80 submissions, all objecting to the revised application. It is being assessed by Council staff prior to a decision by councillors at the next Development Committee meeting. Berry Historical Society has raised additional concerns about the proposed development. Their submission and the presentation on the impact of the development on historic Berry are on the Forum website.
Electric Vehicle Charging Proposal
The NRMA have advised that they will not be proceeding with the Albany Street site, following objections by residents. For the record, the Forum received no communications from Council on this proposal and had no input into the choice of site. Council has apologised for sending emails to residents directing them to the Forum for information and has acknowledged that correspondence was sent only to the Berry Chamber of Commerce.
The Committee had agreed to the NRMA’s request to speak at the Forum meeting on 19 April to make the community aware of its proposed plans. At the meeting, residents questioned the appropriateness of the NRMA’s preferred site in Albany Street and an assurance was given that other sites would be investigated.
The developer has decided on the proposed revision for Stage 8 & 9 and has commenced preparation of the necessary Sec 96 application for submission to Council. The target submission date is late May and a presentation will be made at the 14 June Forum meeting.
Berry District Park
A shortlist of names will be displayed on Council’s website from 17 May and you will be able to vote for your favourite name between 17-30 May.
New Telstra Mobile Phone Base Station
Telstra has notified the Forum of a proposal to construct a base station at 210 Wattamolla Road, Woodhill in July. Information is available at www.rfnsa.com.au/2535007 and any submissions are due by 29 May.
Road Closure between Coolangatta Road and Gerroa Road
Council has advised that the roadworks and culvert replacement will now occur from Monday 21 May for up to 8 weeks. Through traffic to Nowra/Gerroa will be directed via Berry along Beach Road and Coolangatta Road. Local traffic can access Shoalhaven Heads as usual from the north via Gerroa Road.
Bookshop Café Application for Liquor Licence
The Bookshop Café owners at 103 Queen Street advise that they intend to apply for a Primary Service Authorisation (“PSA”) in relation to an on-premises liquor licence for a restaurant. Community members can provide feedback or seek additional information until 30 May.
NSW Duathlon Championships in Berry 14 July (Berry Showground 10am)
- The ride will be Coolangatta Rd / Bryce Rd / Back Forest Rd
- Run will be around the streets near the showground and along paths
- Events for elite down to beginners
- Details at https://www.eliteenergy.com.au/event/berry-duathlon/
SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival (26 May – 11 June)
The main visual art exhibition is being held at the Sandholme Guest House, accompanied by music recitals, Salon Soiree’s and artists’ talks. Most events are free. Program information and tickets are available online https://seechangefestival.net.au