Minutes for the Berry Forum Committee Meeting
At the Uniting Church on Monday July 1 2019 at 9.45am.
Present: David Carter (Chair), Stuart Coughlan, Laurie Watson, David Brawn, Gail Paton, Armstrong, John Underwood & Lynne de Graff.
Apologies: John Cullity, Mary Beare, James Robinson, Garry Broadbridge
Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 3 June 2019 – Approved
Actions arising from the Minutes – None
Planning & Development
- ‘Temporary’ function centres in Berry and Kangaroo Valley – assessments ongoing.
- Berry Heritage investigations – Council is proposing the heritage listing of 25 properties and 2 Heritage Conservation Areas in the SLEP. Community consultation will commence shortly.
- An application for tourist accommodation has been made in Bong Bong Rd. It does not comply with the DCP controls for maximum floor area or minimum distance from a boundary.
- A new building at 421 Woodhill Mountain Rd has reflective roof materials. We will make enquiries of Council to locate the relevant DA.
Action: Stuart to follow-up.
Infrastructure & Facilities
Members of the Chamber Committee are lobbying for new toilets in Alexandra St. We are informed that a councilor is lobbying on their behalf.
Action: Update to be provided to the community in the next eNewsletter.
Shoalhaven Community Solar Farm: David B updated the Committee on progress made by Repower to develop a Farm in Nowra.
It was agreed that a flyer about a Community Briefing meeting (from 6 pm – 7 pm on Thursday 25 July in the CWA rooms in Nowra) would be circulated to Berry Forum members when available.
Steve Thompson from Locale Consulting has been tasked with developing a business case for funding for Boongaree District Park.
Committee members are extremely concerned with the estimated cost of more than $15million for construction and delivery, and believe the development will not be supported by the community unless there is a significant cost reduction.
Action: Stuart to advise Council GM of the Committee’s view.
Noticeboard – Action: Stuart to put agreed information on the noticeboard.
Meeting closed 11.25 am
Next Committee meeting –5 Aug
Next Forum meeting –15 Aug