After Melinda’s incredible experience in January 2019 paying Tribute to Helen Reddy at G’Day USA LA, Melinda is back to stage an event for International Women’s Day on Saturday March 9 at Hardys Bay Club called ‘I AM WOMAN’.

Taking its inspiration from Helen Reddy’s legendary lyric, this brand new show is a musical tribute to female empowerment and women in music. Melinda’s very special guest will be the incredible Tania Doko (Bachelor Girl).

This is a very rare opportunity for audiences to see Melinda and Tania together on stage – Melinda said ‘Tania is such an amazing singer, writer and performer. We rarely work together, but we’ve always been big fans of one another. We really like each other. Naturally, we are usually focused on our own projects and tours, but this year, we thought, why not, let’s bring some of the fun and joy of our friendship to the stage.’

Melinda & Tania will perform their biggest hits, including Melinda’s CMAA Golden Guitar award winning song ‘The Story of My Life’ and Bachelor Girl’s ‘Buses and Trains’, plus ‘sneak peek’ songs from Melinda’s upcoming album, ‘The Woman’‘, Bachelor Girl’s social conscious single Speak’ and their forthcoming release, ‘Wild Child’’. They will also team up to duet on some of the biggest female anthems of all time, from Aretha Franklin, Helen Reddy, Carol King and Joni Mitchell to Chrissie Amphlett and Dolly Parton.

I AM WOMAN is a celebration of Women in Music.

Hardys Bay Community Club
Saturday March 9, 8pm
Adults: $40 (plus booking fee)
Tickets from Wagstaffe Store, Killcare Cellars and Oztix


One Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP) for the Coast

On 23 November 2016 Council resolved to prepare a Planning Proposal to consolidate the provisions of the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) operating across the Central Coast Local Government Area (LGA). Council also resolved to prepare a consolidated Development Control Plan (DCP) to harmonise planning controls.

The ultimate goal is to have one LEP and one DCP that will help improve our local environment, encourage investment, create new jobs and quality housing for the growing population of the Central Coast.

Council is seeking public comment on the Planning Proposal for the draft Central Coast Local Environmental Plan (CCLEP). Council is also seeking public comment on the draft Central Coast Development Control Plan (CCDCP).

The draft CCLEP and CCDCP are available for comment from 6 December 2018 to 28 February 2019.

Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and will be accepted until 5.00pm on 28 February by:
• Email (preferred): ask@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au;
• Post: PO Box 20, Wyong NSW 2259 or PO Box 21, Gosford NSW 2250.
• Online here: https://www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/planningcontrols






Welcome to our new web site

The committee has worked closely with our Web Master Rob Watson of BIGSHOTS Design to create a site that provides local news, useful and essential information, including a list of Emergency numbers and generally things of interest.

You can see from our mission statement that our aim is provide useful and relevant assistance to you, our neighbours, and to be proactive in approaching the various arms of Government where necessary.

Our Committee members are always available for a chat, so if you see one of us having coffee or walking the dog, say “Hello” and air your grievance. Or preferably, give us your ideas on how we can make the Bay & Killcare area even better.

We come from that school of thought that says: “Don’t just present the problem, come with your ideas on how to solve it! We may be able to confirm your thinking, or maybe come up with a better solution.

You will notice the inclusion of photos. Our intention is to refresh these photos fairly regularly and also to create a Photo Album to store them. We would love to receive more photos. So if you would like to see your name in lights, please send them to our email address) and complete the details in our CONTACT section. Include a brief description of the shot and yourself. Your name and details will only appear if you want them to.


Working for a positive lifestyle and healthy environment in our community


The Hardys Bay Residents Group was established to provide a voice for the community’s views on issues which impact, or may impact the area and our positive lifestyles.
Our PRIMARY GOAL is to promote and preserve the unique character, charm and the healthy environment of Hardys Bay, Pretty Beach, Wagstaffe and Killcare.

We will support proposals that enhance this goal and will work in a positive fashion to assist a better outcome where differences occur.However, we will fight against proposals that will clearly have a negative effect.. Whilst some changes are inevitable, our challenge is to monitor such change and work with other Community Groups and Council as best we can for the long term benefit of current and future residents.

Members are encouraged to air their views and to contact us for advice.

With over 300 local members, many of whom are only part-time, but passionate residents, we invite you to join us and become a member. We hold regular meetings seeking resident input and opinions, as well as calling special meetings to discuss topical issues.