Kogarah Bay Bulletin - March 2019

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Kogarah Bay Progress Association Inc (KBPA) has been representing the interests of residents of the Kogarah Bay Ward and surrounding suburbs for almost 100 years. We’re proud of our history and what our Association has achieved over the past ten decades. We’re also proud to announce the launch of our new website and our new eNewsletter update. We hope you find it informative and subscribe to receive future updates.

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Crowds gather waiting to enter the gallery for the Nov 2018 Council meeting

Crowds gather waiting to enter the gallery for the Nov 2018 Council meeting

People Power against Golf Course Fence

‘People Power’ was demonstrated when over 100 residents attended the November 2018 Georges River Council meeting urging Councillors to vote against ‘granting a lease for public road reserves to Beverley Park Golf Club’. The demonstration was a success with Councillors voting unanimously not to grant the lease. This is not the end of the fight, but this decision will make it more difficult for the Golf Club to get approval on their Development Application for a 2.1m high security metal fence around the perimeter of the golf course.

KBPA continues to follow-up Council on the status of this Development Application, which is currently still being assessed. The final decision on the DA will be made by the Georges River Council Local Planning Panel. We will call on residents to attend the Panel meeting when a date is scheduled.

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Hundreds rally to save Carss Park Pool

Hundreds rally to save Carss Park Pool

Save Carss Park Pool

Many members of the KBPA attended the ‘Rally to Save Carss Park Pool’ on 19th January 2019. The rally was attended by both Labor and Liberal State MPs who pledged support to save the pool.

The future of the Carss Park Pool is being considered in Georges River Council’s Draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy. The Association will be making a detailed submission to Council on this strategy, advocating for the rebuilding of Carss Park Pool, in its current location to a premium all-year-round aquatic facility. Residents are encouraged to make their own submission before April 7 2019.

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Clean Up Australia Day

Members of the KBPA have been participating for many years in Clean Up Australia Day, collecting rubbish from the foreshores of Kogarah Bay, around Claydon Reserve.

This year was no different with 14 bags of rubbish collected and removed from the foreshore and surrounding areas to help keep our bay clean.

Proposed 7 storey residential building in Wyuna St, Beverley Park, adjacent to single storey dwellings

Proposed 7 storey residential building in Wyuna St, Beverley Park, adjacent to single storey dwellings

Council fails residents with inadequate planning controls

KBPA has written to Georges River Council expressing dismay at the lack of Development Control Plans for high-rise residential flat buildings, specifically relating to the precinct bounding Princes Hwy at John St and Wyuna St, Beverley Park.

Georges River Council concedes it has failed to have essential planning controls in place and the residents of Kogarah Bay and Beverley Park in the Wyuna St and John St precinct will bear the consequences through inadequately controlled over-development.

The Association refutes the claim by Gail Connolly, General Manager of Georges River Council that the former Kogarah City Council is to blame for the lack of Development Control Plans (DCP) for this area.

Council has had almost 2 years to develop a DCP for this area and has failed to do so.

KBPA will continue to make representations and fight for residents in demanding Council urgently prepare a site specific DCP for this area bounded by Princes Hwy, Park Road, Wyuna St, John St and Stubbs St, so that developers themselves are not establishing the future character and built form of the area.

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Type of Boarding House that can currently be built in R2 Low-density residential zones

Type of Boarding House that can currently be built in R2 Low-density residential zones

Do you want to live next door to a Boarding House?

Did you know that a Boarding House could be built right next door to you in an R2 low-density residential zone?

The NSW State Government, in their Affordable Rental Housing SEPP, allows a boarding house to be built in locations deemed ‘accessible’. The criteria for ‘accessible’ is any location within 400m walking distance to a bus stop used by a regular bus service or 800m to a railway station. Almost all locations within the Kogarah Bay Ward would qualify as an ‘accessible’ location under this criteria.

The NSW Government were recently making amendments to the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP to restrict boarding houses in R2 zones to 12 rooms.

When these amendments were on public exhibition, KBPA made a submission to the Director, Housing Policy at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment calling on the State Government to exclude all forms of boarding house development in the R2 low-density residential zones.

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20 year plan for Georges River Local Government Area

KBPA members attended recent workshops held by Georges River Council, as part of the community consultation for the Council’s development of the Local Strategic Planning Statement, which will be a 20-year plan for land use, zoning changes, building heights, housing types, infrastructure, public spaces, environment and green space and transport needs.

When Council prepares the Local Strategic Planning Statement later this year, the Association will prepare a detailed submission advocating for the interests of Kogarah Bay Ward residents.

Community Christmas Celebration

Residents of Beverley Park, KBPA members and supporters of the No Golf Course Fence campaign came together for a Christmas celebration on 22nd Dec at Spooner Park. The celebration was attended by our local State MPs Steve Kamper (Rockdale) and Chris Minns (Kogarah), as well as Georges River Council Councillors Nick Katris, Colleen Symington, Con Hindi and Stephen Agius.

It was a great way to finish off the year with neighbours with plenty of food and a fantastic sausage sizzle (thanks to Steve Kamper!), lots of kids running around and a few games of cricket.

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Come to our Monthly Meetings

Kogarah Bay Progress Association Inc meet on the first Wednesday of each month, commencing at 7.30pm at Kogarah Community Services Hub, 49 English Street Kogarah NSW 2217.

Next meeting 3rd April.

Everyone welcome.

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