Australia Day celebrations
The Ulladulla Milton Lions Club again held a fantastic Australia Day Celebration at the Mollymook Beach Reserve on the 26th of January. The Australia Day Celebrations and markets were extremely well attended with over 3000 people passing through the gates.
The highlight to the celebrations was undoubtedly the Bella Coastal Property Youth Music Scholarships where our local young musicians can showcase their talents in front of a live audience. This event not only provided the young performers with experience but also helped with their confidence as they move forward in life.
Events like this take a lot of planning to bring them together and thanks must go out to all of the people that have assisted.
The Youth Music Scholarships could not have happened without the wonderful support received from Rhonda Finlayson of Bella Coastal Property. The Ulladulla Milton Lions Club is proud to have them sponsor this most worthy event and look forward to working with Rhonda for future Australia Day Celebrations.
Thanks to all of the stall holders both in the market area and the main stage. Thanks must also go out to the Government Departments and Emergency Services that attended on the day helping to make the day a huge success.
Finally a big thank you to all of the Lions members who worked so very hard, not only on the day, but in the days leading up to Australia Day.
John Mallos, Ulladulla Milton Lions Club
On Sunday 2nd February a group of social paddlers set out from Barker Reserve in three canoes.
As they paddled away from the shore they noticed that one of the canoes seemed to be taking on water. All three canoes then returned quickly to shore, only to find that the bung in the outrigger had been removed, causing the outrigger to take on water.
On further inspection, it was found that the other two canoes had also had the bungs removed. Who would do such a thing? Whoever it was clearly doesn't care about those paddlers whose safety was seriously compromised. What a low act!
I write to you regarding the proposed re-development of the Edgewater Motel, Burrill Lake that has been submitted to the Shoalhaven City Council for re-development and approval.
The current plans that are available on the Shoalhaven City Council DA website show a 4-story industrial style cement block to be built on the current site. The "artist impression" that was printed in the Times newspaper on the 27th November 2019 is misleading to the residents, visitors and public.
Burrill has a unique character and is a separate coastal village, not part of Ulladulla. These types of developments need to be kept to an urban area, not a village. The proposal development will destroy the character of the area and set a precedent for other developments. We have a diverse range of wildlife, seagrasses, reeds, sandflats and fish that form the lake edge for their sustainability in this environment There are also many Aboriginal sites with significant meaning on the foreshores of Burrill Lake. With the current proposal of a large deck to be built over the foreshore, this will have great impact on the foreshore and lake. The lake is still recovering from the new bridge build.
The proposal has no set back from the lake. New houses built around the lake require a 7.5m setback. Why are these developers allowed to build over the foreshore which is for public access? They are proposing to have a liquor licence with two bars and a restaurant with a roof top terrace. The noise from this will significantly impact the Holiday Haven Caravan Park and surrounding residents, visitors and public as they propose to stay open until midnight. The noise pollution and unruly behaviour that comes with this type of development will be detrimental to the area.
I take note and reference to a letter of submission from Richard Bomford: "It seems that Council staff have been responsible for suggesting some of the more objectionable parts of the proposal, namely the increase in height above the limit allowed in the LEP, and the use of the roof by patrons. Council should note that the proposal is too big for the land, and suggest that the proponents obtain additional land so that the proposed use can be accommodated, or reduce the scope and scale of the proposed development to fit the site."
To me the approval of the proposal should be taken from our local council office hands and given to a more appropriate delegate within Shoalhaven City Council that is impartial in their decision.
We have a beautiful village here and have had tourists coming here for many generations for the quiet and laid back feel we offer. We are a unique part of Australia and we need to keep it that way and not be drawn into a money-making development that will only set a precedent for other developments and destroy our beautiful Burrill.
Tracy Surace, Burrill Lake.
Stop scaring our kids
1970's - The new ice age
1980's - Acid rain
1990's - Ozone depletion
2000's - Global warming
Then they had to switch to Climate Change since the globe wasn't warming as much as predicted.
That's 40 years of shameless and baseless fear-mongering to siphon off billions of dollars from taxpayers, expand government power and advance the left's agenda.