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Who we are, what we do

Kissing Point Progress Association (KPPA) is a group of community volunteers who represent the concerns of the local community in the South Turramurra area. The organisation has been going for over seventy years and although its role has changed slightly since its inception when community groups had to lobby for mains water, electricity and other essential services, there are still issues that need a community voice.

There is a desperate need for footpaths, especially on Canoon Road, Barwon Street and Chisholm Street during netball season. Other streets need footpaths as well whether netball season or not. Rocky, tree-rooted verges force walkers, parents with prams, the elderly and wheel-chair bound people onto roads which are fast becoming busier. It is a safety issue that needs to be addressed before a pedestrian is struck by a car.

Past actions of the KPPA include:

  • Lobbying the RTA for a right-hand arrow on the corner of Kissing Point Road and the Comenarra Parkway.
  • Safety crossing lights at the Turramurra Public School
  • A residents’ survey on the local shopping centre which culminated in a cafe being opened. The survey was used by past president of KPPA, Bruce Perry to persuade a local businessman to open a cafe at South Turramurra as residents overwhelmingly asked for a local cafe.

Current Actions:

  • The proposed netball lights Plan of Management at Canoon Road Recreation Area is being challenged. Please help to convince Ku-ring-gai Council that it is time to spread the netball load. A small urban peninsula suburb cannot absorb any more traffic. Locals have worked around Saturday traffic for decades and it is unconscionable to add chaos to week-nights as well. KPPA is not anti-netball nor anti-sport. We just want an open dialogue about easing the netball load on South Turramurra. Until trust in the process is restored then the netball  issue will continue going in circles. Council and KNA need to address the fact that if you keep squeezing more and more people into a small space the result is chaos, danger and resentment. A band aid solution will no longer effectively treat the carbuncle that is netball in South Turramurra. It is time to make bold decisions about growing netball sustainably.                                                                                                                  
  • A positive action that KPPA is working on is the refurbishment of the local shops. A KPPA member who is an architect has developed a plan for the shopping centre that includes more parking and an extended area in front of the shops that is pedestrian – friendly and provides room for more tables and chairs. Look at the attached plans and tell us what you think. THEN JOIN KPPA to help encourage the council to improve the centre!!

KPPA is very much community-oriented and the more people involved gives a wider perspective on community interests. More members result in more influence when lobbying council.