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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Our AGM was well attended despite the cold weather. Ward Councillor Jeff Pettett gave an informative rundown on what the KMC had been doing, and not doing, over the past year, then took questions from those present.

In the absence of a President (Zelda has moved out of Sydney) the Secretary presented a report for the past year that you can read HERE . The Treasurer also presented a report that you can read HERE .

Elections for office bearers resulted in the following:

President:  Kevin Fernandez*  (contact president@kppa.org.au)
Vice President: Peter Thompson
Secretary:  Brian Bourne  (contact secretary@kppa.org.au)
Treasurer:  Dierk Mohr (also Public Officer)
Committee members:  Margaret Small; Paul Li
(*  Kevin did not nominate for President, but agreed to accept the position following the meeting)

If you want to read the minutes of the AGM you can see them HERE .


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).

It looks like council’s Draft Ku-ring-gai Housing Strategy to 2036 is turning into a non-event. It’s a shame that council staff have spent so much effort for nothing.

More importantly, 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. For anyone interested in running as a candidate, the NSW Govt has provided briefing notes that you can read HERE .

If you are concerned about these or any other local issue, please email a comment to either the President or the Secretary.

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