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HEADLINE NEWS & EVENTS

STOP PRESS
15th AUGUST 2018

DREDGING UPDATE

From Local Member Adam Crouch

  • Dredging has now been underway for the past 2 weeks to reinstate boating access for deeper draught vessels (such as the Ettalong-Palm Beach ferry service).
  • Crown Lands, RMS and the ferry operator are monitoring dredging progress and will soon review an updated hydrographic survey of the area to assist in determining when ferry operation can recommence.
  • Dredging is weather dependent (and cannot take place during strong wind and large swell conditions).
  • Some dredging has occurred in areas not visible from the Ettalong foreshore, prompting some local residents to question whether dredging is actually happening at all.
  • The results of hydrographic surveying are being shared with Central Coast Council to assist in their development of a long-term maintenance solution for this local waterway.

The dredge at work!

STOP PRESS
25th JULY 2018

DREDGING TO COMMENCE AT ETTALONG

After some delays, the Ettalong emergency dredging should start shortly.
The picture taken on the 4th July shows clearly further silting of the channel. The following 2 photos are proof that the dredge has arrived! [CLICK TO ENLARGE]

STOP PRESS
21st JUNE 2018

LOBSTER BEACH DREDGING ISSUE – PRESS RELEASE FROM LOCAL MEMBER ADAM CROUCH

DREDGING TO COMMENCE AT ETTALONG
Ettalong Channel is set to become a hive of activity, as dredging works commence next week to reopen it for the benefit of passenger and recreation vessels …

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


STOP PRESS – 21st MAY 2018

LOBSTER BEACH DREDGING ISSUE – MINISTER’S ANNOUNCEMENT

The NSW Minister for Lands Paul Toole has announced emergency funding for dredging the Ettalong Channel …

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


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.

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

Please CLICK HERE for membership information and application form.


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DECEMBER 2017


CURRENT PROJECTS/ISSUES

Sailing adventures to Hardys Bay

The bay has seen a number of adventure cruising sailors; currently three well-known long distance cruisers reside in the bay, including “Risky Business”, “Affinity” and the newest one, “Velvet”, a Hallberg Rassy 42E all the way from Portugal.

Click the READ MORE link below to read more about Richard Westaway and “Velvet”.

READ MORE


NEXT HBRG RESIDENTS MEETING

To be advised …


MEMBERSHIP

To pay membership subs or apply for membership CLICK HERE