SUSSEX RISE TO SEABERRY STREET SHARED PATHWAY

The shared pathway being constructed by the Sussex Rise Developer looks great- our Sussex Seabridge.

When completed this will be another safe link creating connectivity for our community.

The pathway between Hastings Street in Sussex Rise and Seaberry Street will lead onto Thomson Street Complex pathway, the pool, the school and beyond.

 Pathway Under Construction

NEW TOILET FACILITIES FOR CUDMIRRAH AND CHRIS CREEK

NEW TOILET FACILITIES FOR CHRIS CREEK AND CUDMIRRAH

 

Fast Tracking for CUDMIRRAH – Errol Bond Reserve New Toilet Facility

Construction to begin in November 2018.

 

CONSULTATION and SITE INSPECTION with COUNCIL

Pictured are Forum representatives with  , Council staff Damien Leahy on site at Errol Bond Reserve, Cudmirrah,

 

Vice Chairperson, Kerry Howes reported to the April Meeting that the committee had a second on site meeting with Council staff regarding the proposed siting new toilet facilities at Chris Creek and Errol Bond Reserve, Cudmirrah.

 

Both toilets will be unisex and would be of the same design as at Swan Lake.

 

Council had conditions regarding availability and proximity of electricity for lighting and water and sewerage lines and network. Therefore Council’s preferred site at Chris Creek was near the road where the path turns onto the reserve. Kerry showed photos of this site. Forum Committee concurred with this decision, however, nearby property owners have yet to be consulted. The other possible site would be near the trees by water where the portable toilet has been placed. This facility is planned to be constructed in the near future before Council’s Chris Creek crossing and pathway project is begun.

 

At Errol Bond Reserve, Cudmirrah, the same requirements had been considered and Council’s preferred site was in a clear site by a large tree under the hill near where the entrance road turns into the car park.

Both toilets will be unisex and would be of the same design as at Swan Lake.

This facility was to be in the 19/20 budget and is on priority list. The male toilet has been decommissioned and the remaining existing toilet has been configured as a unisex toilet. Anyone using the facility can actually lock the entrance door once inside.

 

Forum has requested that Council fast track the new replacement facility at Errol Bond Reserve, Cudmirrah, because there are community concerns for personal safety of children, in particular, that could arise due to the reconfiguration and design of the one remaining toilet building at the reserve.

Result:

ERROL BOND RESERVE CUDMIRRAH – CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITY TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 2018.

 

Streetscape Update- Revitalising Sussex Inlet- Council Newsfeed Item 14/2/18

Shoalhaven City Council will shortly commence works to revitalise the streetscape along Jacobs drive, Sussex Inlet.

Mayor Amanda Findley said the $875,000 project was long overdue and the village had not seen improvements since the early 1980’s.

“I am delighted that this project is underway as the Sussex Inlet street scaping project is a key priority for this village,” Cl Findley said.

“Designs for the street scaping project were developed in conjunction with the residents over a period of months in 2017 and it’s wonderful to see work underway.”

“The Sussex Inlet Community Forum and Business Chamber have been a significant driving force during the consultation period and deserve congratulations for working closely with Council staff in finding the right solution.”

“The street scaping works will see new trees, new benches and new bins installed along Jacobs Drive.”

“The revitalisation of the main street will see many long term benefits for both business owners and the community who who visit this vibrant community precinct.

“Traffic and pedestrians will be affected from approximately 159 Jacobs Drive to 209 Jacobs Drive, near the foreshore.”

Council and the contractor will do their best to minimise inconvenience to the community during construction and appreciate the community’s patience during this time.Work will officially commence on Monday 19th February and are set to be completed by te end of June, weather permitting.

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AMENITIES ERROL BOND RESERVE CUDMIRRAH

AMENITIES ERROL BOND RESERVE   CUDMIRRAH

Four Forum committee members met with Council staff and inspected and discussed the state of the toilets in Errol Bond Reserve, Cudmirrah. As a result of this consultation and inspection, Council has advised that: agreed was to:

*Convert the existing female stand-a-lone public amenity into a single / no shared use unisex facility by installing a lockable door on the current entry way to the facility.

*Decommission the existing stand-alone men’s public amenity to ground level and make good the area. This building has structural failure in floor and walls that require extensive repairs.

*Subject to adoption of budget for 2018/19, detailed investigation for the replacement of public amenity to a new location to the east will be carried out. This location is safer by design location. The existing facility has served the community well from a surrounding camping/ caravan park to current passive recreation. The proposed new facility is proposed to comply with accessibility provisions for persons with mobility issues and will be of similar design, layout to Swan Lake – Ski Beach – boat ramp.

The Chris Creek site visit considered the possible site for the proposed amenities there.