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305, 2019

Response to Letter Sent to Council Criticising the Committee

Regrettably, we feel compelled to respond to a letter sent to Council and all councillors by the President of the Berry Chamber of Commerce. It is extremely critical of the Forum Committee and was sent on 25 March, apparently without the knowledge of Chamber members. We only became aware of the lett [...]

105, 2019

Letter Sent to Council and Chamber Members by Chamber President

From: "BERRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE" Date: 16 April 2019 Subject: : Proposed Tourist & Visitor Accommodation Changes Chamber Members, The local CCB (Community Consultative Body) on behalf of the Berry community is currently lobbying Shoalhaven Council and the State Government for wide reaching chan [...]

1704, 2019

Forum Correspondence January to March 2019

Council advice of Russ Pigg retirement Email exchange with Council staff re Edward St bridge Details from Council of Apex Park toilets design Council advice re Draft Contributions Plan to Development Com Email exchange with Pindan re Huntingdale status of reserve Council advice to CCBs of tourist ac [...]

204, 2019

Community Opposition to ‘Temporary’ Function Centres

The Forum Committee has written to Council in support of around 150 community members who have lodged over 80 submissions objecting to the proposed 'temporary' function centre in Strongs Rd. Serious concerns have been raised by residents on neighbouring properties and by many Berry residents who com [...]

1103, 2019

Tourist Accommodation Planning Legislation Loopholes

Between 2015 and 2017 the Berry community had to endure two very lengthy and painful campaigns objecting to applications for tourist accommodation developments. In each case, Council was taken to the Land & Environment Court by the applicants and it became clear that there were loopholes in the [...]

2002, 2019

‘Temporary’ Function Centres / Closure of Woodhill Mountain Road

'Temporary' Function Centres In October, we let you know that the Committee had supported community members objecting to DA18/2115 - 'Temporary use of land for the purpose of a function centre – weddings and social events'. Their objections were based on the adverse impacts they had experienced whil [...]

2012, 2018

Huntingdale Update – December 2018

Following the response from the community, the developer Pindan has written to Council recommending that the proposed public reserve located in the north western corner of the site be retained and a 10m wide restriction on the use of land be placed along the western boundary of Lots 907 & 908 to [...]

1212, 2018

CCB Executive Meeting Notes

Every six months, representatives from CCB committees are invited to meet with council staff and councillors to hear presentations and raise issues. The last meeting was on 15 November and the agenda, minutes and presentations are available at - [...]