WTKCA News Archive
OCTOBER 2009 - MICHAEL DYSART - IN SUPPORT of CHARACTER and AGAINST McMANSIONS
|Click here for a full transcript of the second part of Michael's talk relating to renovation of their Wagstaffe house and concluding with Q & A Session including related images|
Click here for a full transcript of the second half of Michael's talk relating to renovation of the Wagstaffe house and concluding Q & A Session including related images.
Central Coast Nature Watch is a project involving a number of partner organisations including Gosford, Wyong and Lake Macquarie Councils, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre, Association of Environmental Education (Central Coast Branch) and the Community Environment Network (CEN).
The Nature Watch Diary gives community members the opportunity to record what is happening in the natural environment around us, day by day, throughout the year.
It also gives the community an opportunity to rediscover the seasonal changes and co-happenings in nature which the Aboriginal people observed and understood so well in the thousands of years prior to European impact. By transferring observations to your diary you will also be keeping tabs on the diversity of plants and animals within the Central Coast region.
The diary includes a summary sheet in the Appendices. Update this summary sheet throughout the year and send to CEN at the end of the year. CEN coordinates and compiles the information sent in and provides feedback to Nature Watchers and relevant organisations.
To find out more or to join the Central Coast Nature Watch Network and obtain a diary click here
Gosford City Council website is displaying a series of Maps and Fact Sheets covering various sea level rise scenarios. Click here to go to the GCC webpage.
The Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association has made over a dozen submissions to GCC on the new draft Local Environment Plan. This has entailed many hours of work by members of the committee with the assistance of Dr Helen Monks, a local consultant on town planning issues. You can view these submissions in various forms below and also go to the GCC DLEP website to read further about the DLEP.
Pretty Beach School captains, Siann McPhee and Cosmo Porter-Witt raising the Australian and Aboriginal flags.
The traditional Australia Day Ceremony & Breakfast by the Bay at Wagstaffe, presented by the Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association in partnership with Gosford City Council, was again a great success. Over 600 happy people attended and, after the ceremony concluded, willing volunteers served up over 700 breakfasts.
Monday April 12 - The full text of the Commissioner's judgement is now available on the Lawlink website: click here
Monday March 8 - Commissioner Brown ruled today that the development failed in certain key areas and was therefore rejected. There were three main reasons for non-acceptance.
Firstly, the proposal was not suitable as it was not in keeping with the surrounding character of 2 storey modest housing in a leafy area on wooded slopes. The proposed multi storey appearance in bulk from ground level and from the water contrasted significantly with the surrounds. Despite this specific block of land being zoned commercial, the final usage still had to be compatible with the neighbourhood. The Commissioner ruled that DCP159 (Council's character DCP) has standing as detailed support of the relevant LEP.
Secondly, the Commissioner cited the removal of 100 trees with no possible replacement on site was excessive loss of vegetation. He did not accept that landscaping would have any affect and felt any backdrop was likely to be lost.
Thirdly, the Commissioner said that the exceeding of the height planes for the building was not acceptable. The lack of privacy, bulk and scale were also not acceptable.
Friday March 5 - The court hearing ended today and we are hopeful of a positive outcome. A decision will be announced at 3pm on Monday, March 8. If the decision goes our way that will be the end of the matter, otherwise the battle will continue.
Above: Wednesday March 3 - Over two hundred members of the community who arrived for the on-site inspection to protest the development. Here they listen to statements being made by community representatives in support of Gosford City Council against the project.
Wednesday March 3 - Apart from hearing statements from community representatives, the Court spent the day examining the site itself and adjoining properties.
In the photo on the left they are looking at the rear of the properties. The proposed construction would remove a major part of one of two remnant spotted gum forests in this area.The height and bulk of the proposed building are indicated by the sight poles which the court required for the inspection. The poles have been enhanced for clarity.
In the photo on the right members of the community gather under Killcare's famous Yum Yum trees prior to the start of proceedings.
The community has been fighting this contentious proposed development for over eighteen months. We are facing issues such as bulk, threat to our treasured local character and scenic quality, traffic congestion and removal of significant trees. The few remaining trees would be endangered by inevitable water table changes caused by the excavation.
Community concern has been so strong that it produced over 600 individual objections to the original proposed development in 2008 and 731 individual objections to the second attempt in 2009.
We appreciated Gosford Council’s rejection of the proposed development. However, this has resulted in the developer challenging in the Land & Environment Court. Despite Council’s best efforts the battle is not over!
Gosford City Council has assembled an excellent legal team and expert witnesses. We hope that this action, combined with significant community support, will persuade the Court to reject the developer’s proposal and preserve our heritage.
The developer has, in the past three weeks, made many changes to the application in an attempt to satisfy Council’s technical requirements (mainly measures to reduce the Floor Space Ratio or FSR). We have been wading through these amendments and believe that, while they may go some way with regard to technical requirements, they in no way address community concerns.
Local community groups, including this Association have been assisting council's solicitors, Donnellans, wherever possible. Association members, Fay Gunther and Richard Harper, were selected to appear and speak to the court on behalf of the Association & the community (see above). The Hardys Bay Residents Group and other community groups also provided speakers.
Gosford Australia Day Ambassador, Julie Goodwin, addresses the crowd.
The traditional Australia Day Ceremony & Breakfast by the Bay 2011 at Wagstaffe, presented by the Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association in partnership with Gosford City Council, was again a great success. Over 600 people attended and following the ceremony WTKCA volunteers served up over 600 delicious breakfasts.
ASSOCIATION OPPOSES DEVELOPMENT ON BUSHLAND AT EMPIRE BAY 2011
Two issues with the same common thread. The Energy Australia Substation and Liberty Proposed Restaurants DA –These are both situated on an area of land which was the subject of an exhaustive battle fought against the original developer by Council, this
Association, other groups and local residents through the Land & Environment Court. While the Court approved the Service Station construction, the property was subject to stringent protective covenants which were attached to the Land Title and thereby enshrined for the future. The main measure being a protected bush band 10-15 metres wide surrounding and intersecting the property. This bush
band had only three small gaps on the Poole Close side. The original block was subsequently subdivided however the protective covenants still apply to both blocks.
ENERGY AUSTRALIA SUBSTATION
Energy Australia essentially approved their own Development and Review of Environmental Factors, disregarding the L&E Court covenants and despite all objections proceeded to bulldoze large areas of their block preparatory to construction commencing. They
have torn out substantial portions of the protected bush bands including mature swamp mahogany trees. This Association is objecting strongly against this action and you are encouraged to do the same.
Address objections to :–
Energy Australia -
Attn: James Hunkin, Area Development Manager,
Central Coast & Attn: Graham Lucas, Project Development
Manager, Central Coast –
and the Mayor (PO Box 21, Gosford, NSW 2250
or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION FOR REFRESHMENT ROOMS & CAR PARKS (DA38092/2010) on the Liberty block between the existing Service Station and Wards Hill Road.
These plans show the proposed buildings and southern car park and cleared areas taking out 5 metres of the 15 metre protected bush band adjacent to both Wards Hill Rd & Poole Close as well as removing a large mature eucalyptus, all specifically protected by the Court order. This application has not yet been decided (Feb 28). We have lodged an objection with Council’s Planning Dept. and objections have been lodged directly with the Mayor who, in a recent ABC interview said “I certainly have [received] no objections of any sort in relation to it”
While the period for submissions has closed it would be useful to reinforce in the Mayor’s mind that there are in fact many objectors!
Address: Mayor Laurie Maher, PO Box 21, Gosford,
Or email email@example.com
CLICK HERE TO SEE RESTAURANTS PLAN
CLICK HERE TO SEE L & E COURT BUSH REGENERATION PLAN AFTER BUILDING OF LIBERTY SERVICE STATION
MEETING RESOLUTIONS ON HARDYS BAY INTERSECTION 2011
At a Special Meeting called by the Association on March 14th, G.C.C. representative David Medcalf spoke on and answered questions about the proposal by the council's Traffic Committee for the the Killcare Rd/Araluen Drive intersection and precinct at Killcare/Hardy’s Bay. Mr Medcalf provided the background to the proposal, noting the work done by Council’s traffic consultants, and listened attentively to all the community discussion.
Overall, the community did NOT accept the Council’s proposal, and instead considered that a much more low key approach would be preferable, reflecting the character of the area, the need for safety for pedestrians, the much higher volumes of traffic and pedestrians in holiday periods, and the need to recognise the location of the rural fire service and its requirements.
Many comments were made by those present, all noting the importance of that area to our local community and its village atmosphere. As Mr Bruce Lay (architect, planner and heritage consultant) noted in his letter to the meeting which he was unable to attend: “The setting of the Heritage item as well as the collective heritage value of the Bay are both important to the approach to the intersection. Looking at the archival photos – it was a simple uncluttered space – and the aim should be to keep this”. Comments from the community supported a low key approach to the area, with minimal signage, minimal loss of parking, without double lines, and a wish to calm the area generally, rather than giving priority to any one ‘through way’. A suggestion of three pedestrian crossings in the existing roads would apparently be overwhelmed by the corresponding regulatory requirements.
Residents questioned the approach by the Council’s consultants and their spot check of traffic movements. There was concern that the time chosen did not reflect the holiday period when many more people visit the area, nor did it reflect local realities of how people cross the road, as all three roads are crossed. In addition, it was pointed out that the fire brigade needed access to all areas of the Peninsula and that this should not be impeded by a throttling at the formal pedestrian crossing and road narrowing as proposed in the current proposals by Council.
Photos of two T junctions in Umina were displayed to illustrate an approach that was felt more acceptable by those present, with a slightly raised surface, hatching, and fewer restrictions than would be required if a formal pedestrian crossing was to be installed.
After extensive discussion, two resolutions were passed by the community:
Motion 1: Passed unanimously
That this meeting does not accept the proposed Council Plan as it introduces features that we do not want. Instead we look for a simpler plan such as a raised area, that does not change road priorities, alter street widths, introduce double lines, and diminishes so much parking. We comment that this is not a traffic intersection. It is our village centre, and this is the atmosphere and practice that we wish to maintain in accordance with our character statements and history.
Motion 2: Passed unanimously
That this simpler plan involve simple signs, such as ‘keep calm’, and the area be painted to give visual attention to this.
ASSOCIATION CONDUCTS FERRY SURVEY
The Association has initiated a survey of local residents to ascertain whether a return journey on the Palm Beach Ferry from Ettalong to Wagstaffe would be viable. Currently the ferry operates to a set route - Palm Beach to Wagstaffe to Ettalong & back to Palm Beach. Several local residents have expressed the desire to be able to take a ferry to Ettalong for shopping, medical appointments or for a movie session and to return to Wagstaffe by ferry rather than be forced to wait for one of the two bus services at around 3.15pm or 7pm. When responses to the survey are compiled the Association will approach the management of Palm Beach Ferries with the results. Survey forms are available at the Wagstaffe Store or from the Secretary.
NEW PLAN FOR APARTMENTS & SHOPS AT HARDYS BAY
Bespoke Properties, the company which last year proposed a seven floor development on Araluen Drive, Killcare, will soon submit a revised and somewhat scaled down plan for the same site. Detailsl were presented to the Hardys Bay Residents Group meeting on February 22nd last. The concept sketches showed a much reduced three story development.
There will however be three storeys across three blocks so every effort will be needed to reduce impact on the streetscape.
While plans had not been finalised Association members were heartened to see a serious attempt in that direction by separation of major elements and articulation of the Araluen Drive frontage.
The Association supports the comments of local architects at the HBRG meeting encouraging the design team to continue in this approach and encourage them to put every effort into an outcome which complements local character.
The Association was concerned however that proposed internal parking provisions, while no doubt the minimum required by regulations, would not accommodate any visitors to either the four residential units or the two commercial premises.
Final plans are expected to go to Council in mid-March. The timeline for comment after that depends on council.
It is hoped that preliminary graphics of the development can be shown at the Association's March meeting at the Wagstaffe Hall on Monday 14th March at 7.30pm.
'FRESH COLLECTIONS' AT WAGSTAFFE HALL - OCTOBER 2011
The October Long Weekend saw another very successful Art Fair at Wagstaffe. "FRESH COLLECTIONS' included many vibrant & colourful contemporary art pieces. Featured were paintings by multi award winning colourist Sheila White, landscapes on silk by Margaret Fortey, 'Nuno Felted Wearable Art' by Cherry Steele and many fine paintings by Denny Hoffman, Jean Sott, Barbara Aubrey & Felicity O'Connor.
Despite the inclement weather on the Sunday, over 750 people viewed the exhibition. And on the Sunday our local Garden Club & the Pretty Beach PreSchool were pleased to almost sell out of their cakes, jams & other goods.
On behalf of the organizing team, Jean Scott writes :
'Thank you to everyone in the community and the visitors who came to support our art exhibition. The attendance exceeded all expectations even though the weather was so dreadful on Sunday.
We sold paintings worth more than $9000 and a percentage of sales will go to WTKCA. The entry donation raised over $1000 and the raffle raised $450. This money will go to the Half Tide Rocks Track project.
The lucky prize winner of a dinner for two at Bells was Angela Kennedy. Our thanks to Bells for their generous donation & support.
Thanks to the artists who certainly provided a Fresh Collection of art and a lively and relaxed atmosphere. Also, thanks to their husbands who worked hard too.
Special stars of the show were Margaret Fortey's 'TURKEYS' - they broght a smile to everyone's face and several threats of 'going to get a shot gun'! Unfortunately due to the weather they could not be displayed on the Sunday.
Thanks to all who helped and to WTKCA for their support, but especially to Graeme Anderson who is now a fully licensed Eftpos operator and barman; he certainly got a lot of practice.
It was a fun weekend and all for a good cause. Thank you to all helpers & visitors. Any volunteers to organize the next one?'
Turkeys under the Peppercorn tree Gotcha! Learning the techniques
Only part of the display The 'Special Stars'
TRASH AND TREASURE 2012
Trash & Treasure is on again on Easter Saturday, 7th April from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
JOIN IN THE HUNT FOR A BARGAIN
Donations of goods can be made at the Wagstaffe Hall on Thursday 5th April from 5.00pm until 9.00pm or all day on Friday 6th April (Good Friday). If you need a pick up for your donations please contact Ian on 4360 2945.
Goods of all sorts are welcome with a few exceptions.
Books, CDs, DVDs. household goods, glass ware, china ware, bric-a-brac, soft goods, children's toys, small appliances, small furniture, luggage, basketware, paintings, picture frames, kitchen ware, sporting goods - all welcome.
The exceptions? Please no large furniture items such as wardrobes, lounges, refrigerators etc. No older TVs please. Kitchen appliances and other electricals must be in working order. And please no older, yellowed paperbacks. Thank you.
The hall doors will open at 9.00am sharp on Saturday 7th and close at 1.00pm
All proceeds will go towards the improvement and maintenance of the hall.
FIRST AID COURSE
The Association has arranged for a FIRST AID COURSE led by a trainer from St Johns Ambulance to be held at Wagstaffe Hall on Saturday 21st July 2012. The cost is $120, reduced from $190 and numbers are limited to 24. Please get in touch with Jeanette as soon as possible to book your place in the course.
AUGRID ADVISES FINAL ROAD CLOSURE
AUSGRID, the company doing the work on new power poles etc, have advised the Association that, depending on the weather of course, the final closure of Heath Road necessary to complete the works will be Monday 26th March from 9.15am to 2.45pm.
The Association has negotiated with the council to have the 'dogtrack' open on that day, if necessary, for emergeny vehicles. However, a request has been made that anyone parking at the Hardy's Bay end of the 'dogtrack' not park in the turning circle to allow free access for emergency vehicles. Also, being a Monday, garbage vehicles will need the circle for turning.
We also note that, after requests from the Association and local residents, the council are in the process of grading and laying some gravel in the 'soggy' bits of the 'dogtrack'.
A FUNDRAISING EVENT TO HELP ORPHANAGE IN EAST TIMOR
Local residents and members of WTKCA, Helen & Paul Robinson, have for some time now been helping the Familia Hope Orphanage in the village of Gleno in the emerging nation of East Timor. A fundraising event to be held at Wagstaffe Hall in July will help buy a used 4WD vehicle for the use of the orphanage. Helen & Paul hope that local residents will support this event and the associated raffle.
Tickets for the raffle are already on sale at the following outlets :
At Killcare - L'Annaneta, Moochinside, Bay Beauty Escape, Velvet Blonde, Killcare Cellars & the Fat Goose
At Wagstaffe - Wagstaffe Store
At Umina - Peninsula Office Supplies & Zapp's Hair Salon
At Kincumber - Kincumber Dental Surgery
YOU CAN READ ABOUT THE ORPHANAGE AT THEIR WEBSITE.......here
PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2012
Another year has passed, and this one – fortunately – has had more opportunity to develop projects for the future, building on the work of those who came before us. We have been fortunate in not having to contend with a major ‘out of character’ development as in the previous year. Instead, it has been a ‘transition year’ in effect, developing new projects which will, we hope, delight the community over the years to come.
First, thank you to all the committee members and those who have assisted with all our community events and fund raising. We rely on you all, and without this collaborative and cooperative effort, we would not move forward. Out standard events, such as Australia Day, Trash and Treasure, the monthly meetings, the website, management of the tennis court and Talking Turkey’s production and delivery, rely on the leadership of the great organisers and the rest of us who can do their bidding in supporting this work. Australia Day was wet this year, so numbers were down and we were forced inside, but the sound management of Roger Hayward and Fay Gunther (on food) ensured that all participated, were fed and happy, while Trash and Treasure on Easter Saturday raised over $4500 under the always
able stewardship of Fay Gunther with the support of many too numerous to mention. In both events we received support from Gosford City Council while Tony Hudson continued to donate eggs and Graeme Blundell was our ever lively MC for Australia Day celebrations.
Apart from the Committee, we get support from many people but I would like to mention some in particular: Michael Rasic and Tom Jackson who handle so much of the maintenance around the Hall, Colleen with the longstanding raffles, and Keron and the team at the Wagstaffe Store. To all of them and to those whom I do not name, thank you.
This year, we have worked on a number of projects that the incoming committee will continue. These include: the extension to Turo Park, artistic poles at the Hall, discussions on a walking track to Half Tide Rocks, and the tennis court development. All of this work builds on efforts from past (and present) Committee members and the community, shows developing community standards and approaches, and is guided by the institutional memory held by such members as Fay Gunther and Robyn Warburton.
Other projects have included the installation of the smart new bubbler with dog drinking bowl, at the Hall, and the care and nurture of the second replacement tree at the Square, including saving it from Ausgrid wires, and planting around it by Bill, Ray and others. But sadly that tree has been poisoned, it appears, by a non community minded person or persons, so the incoming Committee will work out where we go from here, as it helps none of us if we give up after all the effort already expended. And sadly, the poisoning of the tree has highlighted that no matter how beautiful the area, there are some who spoil it for others. Consequently, our experienced Treasurer Graeme Anderson has been working to develop a ‘fridge magnet’ (to be distributed to residents of our area, courtesy of the Association), which will list emergency contact numbers and the number to use to report crimes.
Our Hall is the focal point for our activities: our meetings, the arts shows, performances put on by other groups, the regular yoga, pilates, bridge, Knit2 chat too, fitness, and community group meetings. In an average month about 700 people attend the Hall, ranging from groups of 6 to 120, and this calendar year has seen the further development of the Friday night ‘Wharf at Wagstaffe’, bringing in up to 150 people each month. Maintaining the facility requires a lot of dedication, effort, and funds too, as $81,000 has been spent over the last 6 years on various improvements such as the sound system, the floor beneath our feet, and air conditioners. It requires also
respect for the building by those who hire it, and good management skills to balance competing needs, which we have in the form of Roger Hayward.
But as you all know, we work outside the Hall as well. The George McDonald boat ramp was officially named at a well attended function in November in the presence of George and his wife Judy by Deborah O’Neill, our local federal MP. Christmas in July was celebrated by 75 enthusiastic participants, the June and October art/craft fairs were enjoyed by many and raised funds for the projector, the talking turkey deliverers continued to ‘strut their stuff’. We also lobbied for change in the design of the Empire Bay refreshment room DA and made some progress, as no occupation certificate will be provided until bush regeneration has been done, although other issues
remain. We have reactivated our older plans – derailed by the Hardy’s Bay development saga – of providing bollards along the Hall front adjacent to the bus stop so that a safe pedestrian pathway is provided, and discussion continues with Council on this. We have continued work for a ferry stop at Ettalong on the return journey from Palm Beach, and this lobbying continues.
In fact, lobbying is a never ending process, and in this we work with other organisations also. I am pleased to say that more recently we have made more direct contact with the Pretty Beach P&C Association, working with them on drainage near the school affecting children and parents walking to school, on the planned extensions to Turo Park, and the development of the tennis court area. After discussion with the P&C and Council, the latter organised the first public consultation on what to do with the extended passive park area. Future public meetings will be held once Council advises the basic costs of infrastructure and its maintenance requirements, as
Council has made very clear that the community organisations will need to fund the infrastructure. So we will be liaising with the P&C and other groups on dates for future meetings, and then hope to develop our community plans for the extension, based on community views and the input of all organisations. This may take some time, with phased development over a number of years, but we hope that the next financial year will see the acceptance of an agreed plan and possible start on some of the infrastructure.
This financial year will see the extension of facilities at the tennis court area. With great support from Angus Kell and discussions with others, a submission was made to our local State Member, the Hon Chris Hartcher MP, for a community building partnership grant. After a series of follow-up discussions, we were successful in obtaining $28,000 for planned developments incorporating an enlarged children’s play and seating area. However, as this grant was less than planned, follow-up discussions are taking place which will incorporate suggested other changes to the location of a shade cloth and improved pathways. We will be required to report back
on this to the Department of Premier and Cabinet, but trust that by this time next year, the project will be completed and tennis court patronage will rise further.
Two other major projects are underway, one of which we hope to complete more quickly than the other. Some time ago, Anne Jackson suggested that we erect some artistic poles, and work is now taking place to bring this to fruition. Council agreement has been sought, and meanwhile, there have been many and continuing negotiations with Ausgrid to obtain some of the old hardwood telegraph poles for use. And after some rocky difficulties in this process, we now have some poles, and under the artistic and experienced direction of Terry Baker and Jean Scott, we hope that community efforts will result in adding more beauty and interest to this area. Meanwhile, a project that will take longer, but for which we have set money aside, is a proposed formalisation of the walking track to Half Tide Rocks.
Again, many people and organisations are involved in this process, negotiations are ongoing, and we do not expect any quick outcome. But as you all know, we get there in the end and rely on many people’s good sense and collaboration in our work.
Cooperative and stimulating discussion is what you get in this community, and never more so than in the WTKCA Committee, which has laboured long and hard this year to bring about the traditional events and to develop new projects. In this we rely on all your expertise, your talents, and your initiative. Our invitation for more people to assist us in this task was rewarded with responses from Alex Sharp (to assist Graeme in his Treasurer role), with Jeanette Martin and Margaret Crane (taking over from Robyn Warburton in editing Talking Turkey), and in many of you joining us in the work during Australia Day and Trash and Treasure, and in many other things besides. We invite more of you to continue this collaborative work this coming year, particularly as many of us need backstops when we go away,
or suffer illness, so there are many unsung heroines and heroes here.
So thank you to everyone for your help and comment during this year, and to your ongoing participation in our community. And I would like to thank – in no particular order - all members of the executive for their hard work - Gay, Robyn, Fay, Graeme, Bill, Richard, Roger, Ian, and more recently Alex – and to note that we rely on a complex mix of skills to bring about positive change in this community, particularly as sometimes I am in far flung places! Thank you. Next year we will have the joy of bringing a number of projects to fruition, and continuing work on others, and I am sure that the incoming Committee will work with you to make this an even better place to live.
Peta Colebatch, President. 14 May 2012
EVENT TO THANK FIRIES AFTER OCTOBER 5th BUSHFIRE
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FIREFIGHTERS
- a community event held on Sunday 4th November at 4.00pm
Over 300 people were present at Wagstaffe Hall to thank our firefighters. Most people helped by bringing along a plate, so that eight large tables groaned with delicious food. Extra food as well as wine, beer, soft drink, tea and coffee were provided by the Association.
The Association's President, Dr Peta Colebatch thanked the assembled crowd for coming and of course lauded the firefighters for a job well done. Her remarks were received with sustained cheering for the firefighters. Local fire brigade captain, Michelle Biddulph, responded and also reminded us of the need to prepare for the future.
Present on the day were local councillor, Jim MacFadeyn and local member Debra O'Neill. Ms O'Neill auctioned a presentation pack of two bottles of Parliamentary wine signed by the Prime Minister, raising $500. Together with many donations, large and small, a total of over $8400 was raised on the day for our local brigade. A personal donation of $10,000 from local identity, John Singleton, was also announced.
WTKCA member, Ian Bull put together a slideshow of the fire event and this was much appreciated by the crowd. It is hoped that this presentation can be made into a DVD and made available to the community.
Note: All photos by Elaine Odgers Norling - firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW AVAILABLE - A DVD SLIDESHOW - THE BOUDDI BUSHFIRE BUY ONE AT WAGSTAFFE STORE - $10 - PRODUCED BY WTKCA
ALL PROCEEDS TO THE KILLCARE-WAGSTAFFE RURAL FIRE BRIGADE