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					                                                                                                                                Shell Cove
                                                                                                                                Community Newsletter No. 6
                                                                                                                                November 2006


Community Centre
events and update
                                                                                                                                                                                      BOATHARBOUR
The Community Centre, at 25 Southern Cross Boulevarde,
will be re-starting its Welcome BBQs this month.The Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                            UPDATE
also has a full program of regular events - for more details
and information about times and who to contact, talk to
Craig Swaney on 42977484 or 42216170.The following
activities are running:

MONDAY
   ■ Do-re-mi (Music for 0-5)
   ■ Euchre Players

TUESDAY                                                        ■ Parkside Collection

   ■ Tots-in-tow (Meet at Shellharbour Pool)
   ■ Art Group
                                                               Latest land and housing
WEDNESDAY
   ■ Heartmoves (gentle exercise)
                                                               releases
   ■ Craft & Coffee                                            Shell Cove has 2 new fantastic releases: Oceanic Links offers
                                                               28 fabulous new home sites and is located between the
   ■ Social Group (3rd Wednesday of month)                     Killalea State Park and The Links, and the Parkside Collection
   ■ Shellharbour Garden Club (2nd Wednesday of month)         provides 15 new Australand-built homes.                          Relocation of Old Tip                                             Large Rock for
   ■ Shell Cove Residents' Group (3rd Wednesday evening        If you would like more information on these releases call our    A contract has been awarded to a local company, Cleary            Breakwaters
     of month)                                                 sales team on 4297 6122 or drop into the office.                 Bros, for the first major construction package for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  A $6 million contract has been awarded to the local Bass
                                                                                                                                Boatharbour.Their task is to move the contents of the Old
THURSDAY                                                                                                                                                                                          Point Quarry operated by Hanson Construction Materials to
                                                               Residents'                                                       Tip at the Boatharbour site to a new landfill cell, to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                  supply large rocks which will be used for armour on the
   ■ Shell Cove playgroup                                                                                                       located adjacent the Bass Point Quarry.The Old Tip, located
   ■ Darts Competition
                                                               Christmas Party                                                  between Bass Point Tourist Road and the Shellharbour
                                                                                                                                                                                                  breakwater. Quarrying the large rock is time-consuming and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the quarry manager is preparing target blast patterns
                                                                                                                                Swamp, operated from the 1950's to 1970's. About 140,000
                                                               It's that time of the year again! The free                                                                                         specifically to win the large rock that is needed for the job.
FRIDAY                                                         annual Christmas in the Park celebration
                                                                                                                                cubic metres of waste material will have to be removed as
                                                                                                                                part of the Boatharbour construction.
   ■ Heartmoves (gentle exercise)                              will be held on Saturday 25th November.
                                                               There'll be live entertainment from 3pm                          The new landfill cell will be constructed to current best
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Walking track to
   ■ Shellharbour Bahai Community (last Friday of month)
                                                               and fun for everyone including a jumping                         practice standards, with the waste covered by a 1700mm            the beach (closing)
WEEKEND (PLEASE ENQUIRE)                                       castle, sausage sizzle, slides, animal farm                      thick capping layer.The cell will provide a location for future
                                                               and much more. Santa will arrive at 6 pm.                        playing fields that Council proposes to develop using Section     The existing walking track to South Shellharbour beach will
   ■ Park/Land Care                                                                                                                                                                               be closed once Boatharbour construction is underway.This is
                                                               Bring a picnic rug and basket                                    94 funds, with multi-purpose field configuration suitable for 2
   ■ A Monday UNO cards group is also planned for the          and enjoy the day.                                               soccer fields or a rugby oval or cricket field.                   likely to occur from January 2007. Closure is necessary during
     near future                                                                                                                                                                                  works to ensure public safety whilst heavy earth moving
                                                                                                                                Preliminary work is expected to commence before                   equipment is operating in this area.
                                                                                                                                Christmas 2006 and be completed mid 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alternate access will remain open via the walking path to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shellharbour Village located at the end of Sloop Avenue.
                                                                    Broadband at Shell Cove                                            Breakfast for
                                                                    ADSL is a form of internet broadband service that runs             Breast Cancer
                                                                    through your existing phone line. Anyone with a phone line
                                                                    can apply for ADSL but the line will need to be tested to
                                                                    make sure that the signal is strong enough to provide a
                                                                    broadband service. ADSL is offered by many internet
                                                                    service providers.
                                                                    Shell Cove and Telstra are working together to improve the
                                                                    availability of broadband services with Telstra to provide a
                                                                    new mini-exchange next to the pond in Apollo Drive to
                                                                    service local requirements.
                                                                    You can apply to your preferred Internet Service Provider
                                                                    for ADSL but if they tell you that you cannot get the service
                                                                    you can contact Telstra and ask them to register your
                                                                    request for ADSL. This can be done either by phoning 1800
■ Landcom Chairman William Kirkby Jones, Premier Morris
                                                                    687829 or emailing illawarra@countrylink.telstra.com .You
  Iemma and Shell Cove Project Director Glenn Colquhoun
                                                                    can also use these numbers to inquire about Telstra's own
  at the opening ceremony of the Myimbarr Wetlands
                                                                    internet services.
                                                                    Telstra is also monitoring take-up of its new Next G wireless
Myimbarr Wetlands                                                   mobile service in the area, and some people may want to use         ■ Shell Cove residents at a recent breakfast
NSW Premier, Morris Iemma, officially unveiled a plaque on          this rather than rely on ADSL through a landline.                     promoting awareness of Breast Cancer.
the shores of the new Myimbarr Wetlands at a special
ceremony in August. The Premier declared the new
wetlands an ecological masterpiece and said "the
                                                                    Bridge over quarry road
completion of this project is a truly spectacular                   now open
achievement that is a win for the economy, a win for the                                                                                Going on Holidays?
                                                                    The Bridge over the quarry road is now open.The bridge
community and a win for the environment".
                                                                    extends Killalea Drive (currently located off Southern Cross        Simple strategies for
The Myimbarr Wetlands have been developed jointly by                Boulevarde and adjacent the School) across the quarry road
Landcom and the Shell Cove development partners                     and provides access to the Killalea State Park and the
                                                                                                                                        improving the security
Australand and Shellharbour City Council. Shell Cove                Oceanic Links release area.The old temporary road which             of your home
proposed the new wetlands as a compensatory provision for           linked to the roundabout near the golf club has now closed. If
the loss of the Shellharbour Swamp and this was included as         you haven't been across the bridge, take a drive out to Killalea       ■ Cancel regular deliveries such as newspapers, bread
the key pre-requisite in the consent for the Boatharbour.The        (it shaves at least 2 minutes off the trip to the beach!!!)              and milk.
completion of the wetlands is a significant milestone in the
development program for the Boatharbour.
                                                                                                                                           ■ If you use an answering machine or voice mail, never     Scoop up your Dog's Poo
                                                                                                                                             leave a message telling callers that you are away. And
                                                                                                                                             turn down the volume on the phone and answering          Dog poo is one of the major causes of pollution in our
The wetlands will noticeably improve the environmental
                                                                                                                                             machine.                                                 creeks, lakes and beaches.When it breaks down it adds
water quality of urban stormwater runoff from Landcom's
                                                                                                                                                                                                      dangerous pathogens to the water - these can make you sick.
development in Flinders and Blackbutt. This will protect the                                                                               ■ Ask your Neighbour to collect your mail regularly - or
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Here's how you can prevent your best friend from spoiling
downstream estuary of Tongarra Creek and Elliot Lake.                                                                                        apply to have it held by Australia Post.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      our beautiful beaches and waterways
Landscaping at the wetlands has included the planting of over
                                                                                                                                           ■ Consider installing timers for lights, television and
250,000 macrophytic plants. Monitoring against a number of                                                                                                                                               ■ Every time you walk your dog, take a plastic bag in a
                                                                                                                                             radio.
environmental targets has been undertaken since practical                                                                                                                                                  pooch pouch (available from Council), and scoop the
completion of the wetland.The area includes habitats for                                                                                   ■ Ask a trusted friend or neighbour to keep an eye on           poo into it.
birds and aquatic life, and a significant increase in native bird                                                                            your home and let them know how you can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ■ Dispose of the used plastic bag into the nearest bin.
populations has already been recorded at the site.                                                                                           contacted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ■ At home you can put dog poo into a well working
The full Myimbarr site covers an area of 33 hectares including                                                                             ■ Ask a neighbour or friend to put your garbage bin out
                                                                                                                                                                                                           compost bin or place the bag into your waste bin.
an area for a multi-use sporting complex with 4 sports fields.                                                                               and bring it in.
                                                                    ■ The new bridge

				
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