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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 Yes, we’ve been holding our breath while the COVID storm passes through, but we have to come up for air sometime.

Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Wednesday 21 April 2021, at St Andrews Uniting Church Hall (corner of Chisholm and Vernon Streets, South Turramurra) at 8:00 pm.

Commenarra Ward Councillor Jeff Pettett will be in attendance to discuss Council matters and answer questions. All residents of South Turramurra are invited to come and it would be greatly appreciated if you could pay your annual subscription either beforehand or at the meeting (see membership fee).

The KPPA is seeking younger residents to join the Committee. If you want your voice to be heard you have to participate, so…

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WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?

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. Council’s intentions here are not particularly clear, although it has got into a stoush with the Minister for Planning over whether the Government’s future housing targets are mandatory or nominal.

In addition, council elections are due next September. 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 after candidates are announced.

If you are concerned about these or any other local issue, please send us a comment.

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