LOCAL NEWS & VIEWS
Central Coast council in their wisdom have decided to demolish and not replace the Amenities at Araluen Drive.
The 4 reasons given are the age of the buildings, the buildings state of repair, compliance with handicap requirements and minimal use.
The age of the buildings would in any other circumstances be heritage listed. As council have been negligent in maintaining the buildings it is not surprising they need some work to bring them back to pristine condition. It is unfortunate they do not comply with handicap requirements, however the location at waters edge and at the bottom of a steep rise it would be difficult to completely comply.
In respect of minimal use, the community is not aware of any council surveys to establish this. The toilets are constantly in use located in the foreshore reserve, adjacent to a jetty they are used by picnickers, walkers, dog walkers, people exercising, tradesmen, boaters and the public in general.
It is unfortunate that council did not consult with the community as the protest on Sunday 3rd showed with over 80 residents showing their objections to this proposal.
It has also been noted that the “Aboriginal Heritage” permit required for other works in Araluen Drive which has still to be issued would similarly apply to any demolition works.
The community awaits a council response and plan to suitably repair the buildings
SUPPORT THE HARDYS BAY CLUB – FORMERLY HARDYS BAY RSL
The club is in need of support, please consider donating either via the Wagstaffe store or the GoFundMe campaign.
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CORONAVIRUS AND OUR COMMUNITY
To support our local businesses in this difficult time we provide the following information.
Opening and remaining open for all these local businesses is dependant upon the support of the local community, so please support them best you can.
PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS CURRENT AS ON 24 MARCH 2020 AND COULD CHANGE DEPENDING ON CIRCUMSTANCES
Cafes/Eateries: Takeaway only
Fat Goose Cafe Hours 6.30am-4pm -7 days. Call 4360 188 for further information.
Hardys Bay Bistro Hours 6.30am -4pm – 7 days. Call 4360 1667 for further information.
The View Pizza Hours 5-9pm. Call 0421 682 039 for further information.
Killcare Beach Kiosk Hours 9am-2pm- 7 days weather dependant. Call 4360 1330 for further information.
Wagstaffe Store Hours 7am -5pm -7 days. Call 4360 1018 for further information.
Killcare Cellars & General Store Hours 7.30am-7pm -7days Call 4360 1179 for further information.
Wagstaffe Store & P.O. Hours 7am -5pm -7 days Call 4360 1018 for further information.
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ABOUT US – THE HBRG
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
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.
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Working for a positive lifestyle and healthy environment in our community
WHAT WE DO – WHAT WE STAND FOR
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.