The Basin Villages Forum meets on the 3rd Monday of each month, except December & January.
Where: St Georges Basin Community Centre, Meriton Street, St Georges Basin
Time: 7.15 pm for a 7.30 start - 9.00 pm finish
This is your Forum - a non-political meeting place for residents & local business operators. If you are being affected by or are interested in development issues, roads, drainage, public safety, provision/lack of amenities, social issues, traffic, environmental matters and other local government matters, in your village or street, please come along and let us know at the Basin Villages Forum. Membership is FREE, and supper is provided during the evening. The Forum's catchment covers the 'villages' on the St Georges Basin estuary - Bream Beach, Wrights Beach, Erowal Bay, Old Erowal Bay, Sanctuary Point, St Georges Basin, & Basin View.

Next Forum meeting - Monday 21st February, 2022.

BBCR_30th anniversary

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‘Recovery into Resilience Project’ - for full details click here.
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Update: Shoalhaven City Council Central Coastlands Management Committee
Chris Grounds is the Forum representative to and member of this committee. The previous Minutes, Agenda and Staff Reports are available on the Council’s Agenda and Minutes web page. The information below provides a web link to the coastlands management progress for SGB.
Update on the Sussex Inlet, St Georges Basin, Berrara Creek and Swan Lake Coastal Management Programs.

https://getinvolved.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/sussexinlet-stgeorgesbasin-berrara-swanlake-cmp

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The new playground in Blackett Park Reserve on the waterfront at SGB has been extremely well received with lots of parents and children using the reserve and enjoying the benefits of the new playground.
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The ‘STINK’ pipe. Basin Villages Forum was approached by a resident about bad odours coming from the tall pipe on the corner of The Basin Rd, St Georges Rd and Deane St at the Basin.
Old pipe is on the left.
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Our Forum sent a letter with photos, to Shoal Water via Phil Critchley on Council. Phil was very helpful in informing us of the actions that could be taken to reduce odours and getting the problem fixed. In due course, the pipe was replaced with the attached outlet. So far there has been no complaints from local residents. It was Forum’s efforts that saw this result. The cracks on the base have been repaired.

New stink pipe repaired & upgraded.
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Council Cat Education Project / Keep Cats Safe at Home
Shoalhaven City Council has received a $92,000 Grant to run community education project on domestic cat management. A Council survey is available in the "In Your Neighbourhood" newsletter or on-line at the council website. Here’s the link.
https://www.rspcansw.org.au/safecats/

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Central Shoalhaven Coastland Management Committee
Chris Grounds is our representative to that Committee which has existed since May 2020. There has been only one major meeting to this point and another scheduled for October 19. A Consultant was appointed by council to prepare a Draft Plan. The council Community Engagement Team has also communicated on this matter.

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Bay and Basin GPs... Where have all the doctors gone?
Please read Dr Manderson’s article, and write to the Federal & State Ministers listed at the bottom of her article.
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What’s happening opposite the IGA carpark, in Island Point Road? Click here for information on Village Grove.

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Bherwerre Wetland: Council has now received the required approvals and design work will be formalised in the next month. Council will then call for tenders for the construction of the boardwalk and associated paths.

Palm Beach: This project has been completed. The new paths, BBQs, shelters, and carpark provide improved accessibility to this very popular location.

Basin Walk – Stage 1: Over 500m of new concrete shared path has been constructed on Sanctuary Point Road. The third section has commenced from 190 working towards 118 Sanctuary Point Road. Existing driveway levels need to be considered during construction and Council staff are working with property owners to achieve the best outcome. Every effort will be made to minimise the inconvenience to property owners. Bridge crossings will be installed towards the end of the project.

Basin Walk – Stage 2: Council has awarded the tender for the Basin Walking Track to GC Civil Contracting Pty Ltd. It is anticipated work will commence in June. Areas of the track will be closed during construction. Property owners who adjoin the walk will receive written notification prior to works commencing in their area. Track closure information will be available on Council’s Get Involved Page. Due to heavy machinery use, Council requests that people using the track comply with all track closures to ensure public safety.

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Francis Ryan Amenities Building, Sanctuary Point

Shoalhaven City Council has begun designing a new amenities building at Francis Ryan Reserve, Sanctuary Point.
The results of the Online Survey have been considered by Council staff and the results of which are being used to guide the design of the new building.
Council will be conducting further consultation on the amenities building design once it has been drafted.
If you are interested in receiving updates regarding this project, you can subscribe to the Get Involved page at the following URL: https://getinvolved.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/francisryanamenities
The Get Involved page will be updated regularly throughout the duration of the project.
If you need further information about this matter, please contact Joshua Hanns, on (02) 4429 5503. Please quote Council’s reference 66636E (D21/73251).

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Support Service Specialist - Natacha - Nowra Service NSW, and to connect and discuss ways Service NSW can provide support and services to your community.
Cost of Living Service is a NSW Government initiative bringing more than 70 rebates and savings together in one convenient location. A savings finder tool is available at
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/cost-living which allows customers to answer 6 simple questions to quickly identify rebates and savings they may be eligible for.
Customers that need more help to access and apply for rebates can book a free 1 hour over the phone appointment by calling 13 77 88. In future, we will be returning to face to face appointments, at which time customers can book a face- to-face appointment at their local service centre (Nowra/Ulladulla). Appointments run for approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
The cost of living service will continue to expand and grow with more rebates and savings. We have social media content, brochures, newsletter copy, and posters which we can provide for distribution within your community. Please get in touch to learn more about Cost of Living and to discuss options in how best to raise awareness in your community.
T 13 77 88     M 0455 888 179. Natacha.Evans@service.nsw.gov.au 

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For update on intersection of Jervis Bay Road & Princes Highway, click here.

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PlanningAlerts. Find out for free what is being built and knocked down in your area and receive email alerts when something new is planned.

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Have you witnessed unsafe driving and wish to ‘Dob in a Hoon’? The PDF form is here - Dob in a Hoon Flyer or call 4429 3315

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Slow down to 40km/h
Police, firefighters, ambulance officers, SES and rescue volunteers perform difficult and dangerous work.  For everyone’s safety, there will be a new road rule from September 1 requiring motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing a stationary emergency vehicle displaying flashing blue or red lights.

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Reporting of graffiti is important. Email: graffiti@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or phone 4429 5720 (bh). After business hours, phone 4429 3506

Report a Problem - quick LINK to Shoalhaven City Council.

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Draft Policies, Management Plans and other Documents on Exhibition:
To read these click here to download them from Shoalhaven City Council’s website.


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Aerial photo provided with permission of Jervis Bay Tourism

The Basin Villages Forum wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Shoalhaven Internet Services