Aims Objectives and Activities
Aims and Objectives
The Constitution of the Association describes our formal purpose and the way we administer our affairs.
Aims - The primary objects of the association are:
- To protect, preserve and enhance the sensitive natural environment of Bouddi including its bushland, beaches and waterways and to endeavour to maintain its scenic quality;
- To preserve the historic low-density residential nature of the area by opposing unsympathetic developments, and
- To build and strengthen community bonds.
Objectives - Further and specific objectives of the association are:
- To be non-party political and non-sectarian;
- To oppose all forms of environmental pollution; water, land, air, noise and visual;
- To work with Council to develop appropriate guidelines for the management of landscape character and heritage in Bouddi;
- To create awareness of local issues, in particular the protection of vegetated ridgelines and upper slopes in Bouddi;
- To protect the waterfront from overdevelopment, preserve its historic character, promote public foreshore access and maintain its scenic quality;
- To enhance community knowledge, understanding and skills in implementing Council’s Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plan;
- To encourage ecologically sustainable development;
- To encourage responsible community behaviour with positive values and attitudes;
- To provide community leadership;
- To support existing community groups and help create new ones; and
- To improve and maintain community facilities and services.
We hold monthly meetings at Wagstaffe Hall, open to all, where we discuss issues and act according to the wishes of the members.
Together with other local Community Groups we monitor proposed development and where necessary lobby the Council & other bodies.
We sponsor the Pretty Beach/Wagstaffe Bushcare Group who work on bush regeneration almost every weekend on CCC reserves and in Bouddi National Park.
We manage & maintain the Wagstaffe Hall to a high standard for the benefit of the community under license from Central Coast Council. The hall is currently used almost every week for Yoga Classes, Tai Chi, Mahjong , Bridge and Pilates classes. The Bouddi Society and Bouddi Foundation for the Arts run regular musical and artistic events supporting both local talent and high profile guest talent. It is also hired out at reasonable rates for weddings, parties etc. Funds raised from renting the hall are used to maintain & make improvements to the hall.
We manage and maintain the Turo Park Tennis Court & Cricket Wicket and the electric barbeques in Turo Park and behind the hall. Funds raised from the court are used to maintain & improve the court and in Turo Park.
We also raise funds in other ways, for example through raffles and Trash & Treasure. These funds help us to run a variety of annual events and from time to time to co-fund various community projects in conjunction with council.
We publish a monthly newsletter, Talking Turkey, which is hand delivered by volunteers to the over 1200 homes in the community, as well as via email to members.