We are people living in the villages of Wagstaffe, Pretty Beach, Hardys Bay, Killcare and Killcare Heights on the Bouddi Peninsula of NSW’s Central Coast. This is one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Australia and, being a relatively isolated area, a unique sense of community has developed over time.
The aims of our Association therefore are to preserve & protect that beautiful environment, both natural & built; to preserve the low-density residential nature of the area; to promote environmental awareness; to maintain the principles of ecologically sustainable development; and to build and strengthen community bonds. If you are a local resident we invite you to join us and become involved with our community in pursuit of these aims.
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Also, under licence from Gosford City Council, the Association manages & maintains the Wagstaffe Community Hall & the Turo Park Tennis Court. Both these facilities are available for hire. The Hall is well equipped and is an excellent venue for weddings, parties, meetings etc.
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The Association recently applied for a grant from the NSW Government to upate the facilities at the Turo Park tennis court. The application was successful and $28,000 was received from the government. The work is now complete. There is a new, fenced, play area for small children, complete with soft fall 'turf', seating, and a play dinosaur. The area is covered by a shade sail. Parents will now be able to use the court, confident that their children are safe nearby.
The Association has also recently spent $20,000 from the Tennis Court Reserve fund to replace the tennis court surface.
After much lobbying by the Association, we are pleased to report that Gosford Council has acted to save and protect the casuarinas and other trees along the waterfront behind Wagstaffe Hall. These trees were being severely undermined and many people were worried that we would lose them. The Council have placed a coir barrier along the beach and backfilled with sand along the bank to help protect the trees.
Terry Baker and his team of wood carvers have finished work on several of the poles which are part of the Wagstaffe Art Project. Gosford Council have given approval for them to be erected on the edge of the grassed area overlooking the path up from the Wagstaffe Wharf. It is hoped that the carvers will then move on to a couple of other poles, one of which may become a 'carved' record of the recent Pretty Beach fires.
Our Vice President, Robyn Warburton, has scoured the dusty archive boxes and produced a book on the history of the Association going back more than 50 years. The book is to be launched at the Wagstaffe Hall on May 26th. Titled 'People, Place and Progress' , it features the tireless work of the many local people who have given of their time and energy over the years to protect and keep this area the wonderful place it is. Please watch TALKING TURKEY and notices for more details.
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