Would you like to see improvements in our neighbourhood but feel powerless to promote them?
Do you have something to say but can’t find anyone to listen?
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WE NEED A NEW PRESIDENT
After leading KPPA through a very difficult year, our President Zelda Graham has decided to seek new opportunities in Northern NSW (and spurred on by the noisy resumption of netball) and will not be available for re-election. We are sorry that she is leaving us, but we wish Zelda and her family well in their new life.
Now, would anyone like to nominate for President?
NO AGM, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP
In case you haven’t noticed, KPPA has postponed its AGM indefinitely because of COVID 19. However, we would really appreciate it if you could pay your annual membership fee.
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?
So far this year we’ve been pretty quiet and you might well ask “What does KPPA do anyway”?
Well, we don’t provide help for the elderly – there are charities that do that. And we don’t run a local news group – there are plenty of other forums for that (although we’ll post articles of interest if requested).
What we do is keep an eye on our local council and try to get improvements for council facilities in South Turramurra. This is not easy because councils usually don’t react well to being prodded.
Current issues of interest are:
- Improvements to parking and seating at South Turramurra shops;
- Provision of footpaths, particularly in the Barwon Ave netball parking precinct;
- Management of netball traffic in Canoon Rd, Barwon Ave and Kissing Point Rd;
- Proposed changes to facilities at the Vernon St sports area and children’s playground (Kissing Point Village Green Upgrade).
We are also monitoring council’s Draft Ku-ring-gai Housing Strategy to 2036. For those few who haven’t read it, this Statement is a collection of broad-brush, aspirational aims which appears to have been produced to satisfy the NSW Department of Planning. While not containing much substance, this document has the potential to justify the spread of medium density housing further from the railway/highway corridor into our own neighbourhood. It appears hat Council is not happy with it either as it has deferred consideration for two months while it waits for more information from the Minister for Planning.
In addition, council elections, due next September, have been postponed for twelve months. We would like to support candidates who will genuinely represent the interests of local residents and we hope to be able to provide more information next year after candidates are announced.
If you are concerned about these or any other local issue, please send us a comment.