Minutes for the Berry Forum Committee Meeting
Meeting on 12 April 2021 at 8.30am at Uniting Church

Present: David Carter (Chair), Stuart Coughlan, David Brawn, Ian Hendry, Laurie Watson, John Underwood, Geoff Armstrong, Gail Paton and Heather MacDonald
Apologies: James Robinson, Mary Beare, John Cullity

Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 22 March 2021 Approved
Actions arising from the Minutes – None

Forum Meeting Thursday 15 April
Agenda agreed –

  • Protecting Berry’s character
  • Status of current DAs
  • Local Character Overlay
  • Planning Proposal for two new HCAs
  • STRA
  • Agritourism

Planning & Development

  • Sunnymede Lane DA – issues with detached habitable rooms noted
  • Planning Changes to Boost Farm Businesses and Regional Tourism – submission to be sent out in a newsletter
  • DA Mananga function centre – applicant continues to submit additional information to support DA
  • DA Mt Hay Primitive Glamping – response to RFS letter has been sent to Council by applicant
  • DA for 57 Victoria St – Council staff are discussing revised design with applicant

Infrastructure & Facilities: Nothing to report
– Queen Street crossings
– Edward St bridge
– KV footpath
– New toilets at Apex Park – more towel boxes have been stolen.

Shoalhaven Solar Farm – It is anticipated that the Solar Farm will be constructed and operational by end 2021. Repower members will be offered the opportunity to invest through fixed interest loans to the venture. Details to follow.
Rotary Centenary of Trees – 100 trees will be planted along the North Street path prior to the Opening Ceremony on 3 May.

Council Matters
L’Etape: New event provisionally rescheduled to end November

Meeting Closed 10:20 am

Next Committee meeting – 3 May
Next Forum meeting – 10 June