Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association

About Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association

The Community Association comprises residents and rate-payers of Wagstaffe, Pretty Beach, Hardys Bay, Killcare and Killcare Heights and we are passionate about protecting everything good about the unique character of the Bouddi Peninsula – the environment, the village character and the sense of community. This passion is enshrined in the aims and objectives of our constitution.

Our Aims

  • To protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment of our peninsula, its bushland, beaches and waterways, and endeavour to maintain its scenic quality.
  • To preserve the historic low-density residential nature of the area by opposing unsympathetic development, promoting environmental awareness and maintaining the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
  • To build and strengthen community bonds.

Our Objectives are to:

  • Work with Council to develop appropriate guidelines for the management of landscape character and heritage in our sensitive environment.
  • Create awareness of local issues, in particular the protection of vegetated ridgelines and upper slopes as a visual backdrop to our landscape dominant area.
  • Protect the waterfront from overdevelopment, preserve it's historic character, promote public foreshore access and maintain its scenic quality when viewed from Brisbane Water.
  • Enhance community knowledge, understanding and skills in implementing Council's Scenic Quality & Character Development Control Plans and ecologically sustainable development.
  • Encourage responsible community behaviour with positive values and attitudes.
  • Provide community leadership.
  • Support existing community groups and help create new ones.
  • Improve and maintain community facilities and services.
  • Oppose all forms of environmental pollution water, land, air, noise, visual.
  • Be non party-political and non-sectarian.

We have been active for more than eighty years, initiating and driving many community projects. Establishment of the Pretty Beach Public School in the 1920s, construction of Wagstaffe Hall in the fifties, Hall restoration and remodelling in 1999, construction of the Pretty Beach Boat Ramp, are just a few. We have been fortunate to have attracted many individuals over these years with the dedication, foresight, drive and often stubborn perseverance to make these things happen. We provide the community with a very wide range of ways to GET INVOLVED.

To Achieve Our Aims And Objects

We hold monthly meetings at Wagstaffe Hall, open to all, where we discuss issues and act according to the wishes of the members.

Together with other local Community Groups we monitor proposed development and where necessary lobby the Council & other bodies.

We sponsor the Pretty Beach/Wagstaffe Bushcare Group who work on bush regeneration almost every weekend on G.C.C. reserves and in Bouddi National Park.

Under license from Gosford City Council, we manage & maintain the Wagstaffe Hall to a high standard for the benefit of the community. The hall is currently used almost every week for Yoga Classes, Tai Chi, Mahjong , Bridge and Pilates classes. The Bouddi Society run regular Classic Movie nights and our local school uses the hall for class events. It is also hired out at reasonable rates for weddings, parties etc. Funds raised from renting the hall are used to maintain & make improvements to the hall.

We manage and maintain the Turo Park Tennis Court & Cricket Wicket and the electric barbeques in Turo Park and behind the hall. Funds raised from the court are used to maintain & improve the court and in Turo Park. We also raise funds in other ways, for example through raffles and Trash & Treasure. These funds help us to run a variety of annual events.

We organise annual events such as Trash and Treasure, Australia Day Flag Raising and Breakfast by the Bay and June & October Long Weekend special events.

We publish a monthly newsletter, Talking Turkey, which is hand delivered by volunteers to over 1200 homes in the community. and by email to those members with email

The Committee - 2015/16

  President: Peta Colebatch
  Vice President: Alex Sharp
  Secretary: Ian Bull
  Membership Secretary:  
  Treasurer: Brent Walker
  Public Officer: Fay Gunther

Membership

Membership is open to all residents and ratepayers over the age of 18 of Wagstaffe, Pretty Beach, Hardys Bay, Killcare & Killcare Heights.

The membership fee is only $5 per person per year (or $20 for 5 years).
If you agree with our aims and object we would very much like you join with us. Please click here to download a membership form.

Meetings

Monthly meetings are held at the Wagstaffe Hall at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month (except January). They last for one and a half to two hours, begin with a welcome glass of wine, sometimes include a guest speaker, and finish with tea, coffee and refreshments.

Our Annual General Meeting is held before the regular monthly meeting in May each year.
You will be very welcome!

 

 

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