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February 2001 | Special General Meeting | April 2001 | August 2001 | October 2001

GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

8.OO pm Wednesday, 21st February 2001

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA
The formal agenda of the meeting will be on public display in the notice board outside the Chemist, at the bus stops, and the Greenwich library.

Amongst other things, it will include our annual report and financial statements and, most importantly, the election of office bearers for 2001.

Please note :- Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm for supper.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Greenwich is a special community, and while most of us feel lucky to live here, few of us realise that it takes a lot of effort by a dedicated few to keep it this way, and to protect our local environment from threats that arise from time to time.

We need some new and younger faces on our committee to strengthen the Association and help us achieve more in the year ahead. Do You care enough to contribute to the GCA ? Come along to our AGM and get involved !

CURRENT COMMUNITY ISSUES
Current issues which concern many Greenwich residents include the proposed redevelopment of the Catholic Centre in Greenwich Road, and some bad developments generally. We are also concerned about a number of ‘Motions without Notice’ pushed through Council at its meeting on 18th December.

Two of these (felling of mature trees in Greendale Ave, and removal of footpath signage adjacent to 25 Mitchell St) seemed to have no basis of urgency at all, and we are concerned at the lack of due process now evident.

On 05/02/01 Council rescinded it decision to remove the signs from Serpentine St, but confirmed its decision to remove the trees from Greendale Av against the expert advice from Council staff – a dangerous precedent where trees are involved

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
After about 15 years of operation, the Greenwich Neighbourhood Watch organisation has asked that its functions be taken over by the Community Association. We will discuss this important subject at our AGM. Please let us hear your views.

WEB PAGE
With the help of Laurie Edwards and others, GCA maintains a Web Page to keep you up-to-date with community news, contact numbers and so on. We’d like to expand this service this year. What more can we bring you ?

GREENWICH VILLAGE GAMES
Our 4th Greenwich Village Games took place most successfully over the weekend of 9th/10th December, and attracted over 1,000 participants with 8 teams contesting 16 field events, plus the now-famous revue on the Saturday night. Congratulations to Salli Rossi-Ford and her committee ! The GVG organisation is now a subcommittee of GCA, and we look forward to another big event in 2004

A professional video has captured all the Games...every throw, run, pull, push over the two days plus all the Revue Night acts...the video is nearly 3 hours long and a bargain for $20.00. Available at the Greenwich Cellars.

GREENWICH SPORT CLUB
The annual registration for the soccer teams will be on Thursday, 15th Feb, from 6 pm to 8 pm and on Saturday, 17th Feb from 8.30 am to 10.00 am. Both at Greenwich Uniting Church, 9 Carlotta St., Greenwich - Enquires, Bob Campbell 9438 5999

SHELL TERMINAL - GORE BAY
Greenwich Community Association has an active subcommittee charged with monitoring and, if necessary, opposing possible undesirable re-development of the Shell Terminal at Gore Bay. We may have to settle for either storage of imported refined products (eg gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel) or, alternatively, a major high-density development of the site if Shell close their refinery at Clyde around 2006, as seems possible. Which would you prefer ? Let us hear your views.

VICTORIAN HERITAGE
Interested in history, antiques or Victorian architecture? Attend Living Victorian, four workshops beginning 28th February, at Carisbrook, Lane Cove’s newly-restored House Museum. Enquiries – 9428 1364.

GENERAL MEETINGS FOR 2001:

18/4/01, 20/6/01, 15/8/01, 17/10/01, 12/12/01

• Tom Lawson, President 02 9436 1984
• Gus Herstik, Secretary 02 9437 5679
• John Gebler Newsletter Editor 02 9436 2874

Subscriptions
Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to "Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. PO Box 5057, Greenwich, 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner

family $………………………………………… donation

Name ………………………………………………………………………………

Phone………………………………………………………

Address…………………………………………………………………………

Address…………………………………………………………………………

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57th YEAR SERVING THE GREENWICH COMMUNITY

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SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.

8.00 pm – Wednesday 7th March 2001

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

At our Annual General Meeting, held on 21st February 2001, the majority of members present voted for a Special General Meeting to be convened on the above date to consider and discuss further the proposed redevelopment of the Catholic Communications Centre at 72 Greenwich Road.

The Catholic Church has submitted a Development Application to Lane Cove Council in which the proposal is made to redevelop the site to construct a new church and 24 self-care retirement units.

A number of residents are opposed to this plan and have raised concerns about the scale of the development, traffic access and other issues.

The main purpose of this meeting is to assist both the proponents and opponents of this proposal to understand better the issues involved and, as far as possible, each other’s point of view.

The meeting will, so far as possible, proceed in accordance with an agenda which will be available with other material at the meeting, and which will also be posted on Community notice boards by 3rd March 2001.

Tom Lawson, President. Christine Kirkwood, Secretary

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GENERAL MEETING

8.OO pm Wednesday, 18th April, 2001

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA SUMMARY

• Apologies, Minutes,

• Matters arising from AGM: – Introducing your new committee

• Minutes of S.G.Meeting – 07/04/01 – Update 72 Greenwich Rd Application

• The changing face of Greenwich – Development Concerns Generally

• Neighbourhood Watch Status and Plans

• Councillors Reports, Committee and Office Bearers Reports,

• Development Reports,

Please note :- Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm for supper.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The following officers and committee were elected at the AGM

• President Tom Lawson

• Vice Pres . John New John Gebler

• Secretary Christine Kirkwood

• Treasurer Gus Herstik

• Committee Mary Ed Hartnell

• Joanne Cunningham, Tricia John, Neil Jones, Don Murchison,Pam Palmer. Liz Price

• DA – 72 GREENWICH ROAD

Council officers have recommended approval of the Development Application for the Catholic Church site, although many concerns remain unresolved.

We addressed many of the community concerns at our Special General Meeting on 7th March, and can now re-visit some of the most important issues at our next meeting on 18th April.

A copy of the Council officers report on this DA is available for inspection at LCC libraries and on Council’s web page.

The matter has been referred to a full Council inspection on site at 8.30am on Saturday 5th May.

DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS GENERALLY
The boundaries of acceptable development are being pushed and pulled in a worrying way in a number of recent DA applications. Please let us hear your concerns at our meeting on 18th April.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
A public meeting was held on 14th March of present members of NHW, and an interim committee elected to reactivate this important community activity.

Since then discussions have been held with the community policing officers and the committee that reactivated the NHW in Naremburn. We are now developing plans to recruit additional members to reinvigorate the NHW network

ISABELLE HEIM FUND
Tuesday, 21st August 2001

Join your friends in the Greenwich community and by doing so help them raise money for this worthwhile cause.

Come to a Theatre Party to see the UK Royal Carl Rosa Company in a special production of THE MIKADO at the Theatre Royal. Ticket $85 for A reserve

Phone Sally Charkos to make your reservation before 1st May on 9438 2037 or 9439 8058

SHELL TERMINAL - GORE BAY
Shell Australia is still considering its options for the Gore Bay terminal in the event that their refinery at Clyde is closed down by 2006, as seems likely.

One possibility may involve unloading and storing imported refined products such as gasoline and aviation fuel at Gore Bay. Would you prefer this option to one involving a high density residential development ?

WEB PAGE
With the help of Laurie Edwards and others, GCA maintains Web Page to keep you up-to-date with community news, contact numbers and so on. We’d like to expand this service this year. What more can we bring you ?

NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION
We need a replacement to distribute the newsletter, generally each two months, in the area George St north side to Shell Park. Just the thing to keep some regular exerciser from getting bored.

If you can help us contact Mary Ed Hartnell on 9438 1936

GENERAL MEETINGS FOR 2001
18/4/01, 20/6/01, 15/8/01, 17/10/01, 12/12/01

• Tom Lawson, President 9436 1984,
• Christine Kirkwood Secretary 9436 2033,
• John Gebler Newsletter Editor 9436 2874

2001 SUBSCRIPTION NOW DUE
Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to "Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. PO Box 5075 Greenwich 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner family $ ...... donation

Name .....................................................................

Address ..................................................................

Phone ..............................……………………….. 04/01

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GENERAL MEETING

8.OO pm Wednesday, 20th June, 2001

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA SUMMARY

• Apologies, Minutes,

• Matters arising

• Special Resolution to change the Rules of Greenwich Community Association

"Trees in the City"

• Don Adamson - Botanist

• A Senior Fellow in the Dept of Biology, Macquarie University

• Councillors Reports, Committee and Office Bearers Reports,

• Development Reports,

Please note :- Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm for supper.

Special General Meeting
At present we are paying withholding tax on the interest earned on our bank accounts, as our taxation exempt status ceased with the taxation changes last year. In order to ensure that our taxation status fulfils the new requirements we must make some minor changes to our rules. These actually require setting down some rules that have always applied but were never written in.

These changes are displayed in the notice board at the Greenwich shopping centre from 21 days before this meeting, as required by the rules.

DA – 72 GREENWICH ROAD

The site inspection by councillors of the proposed development of a retirement village at 72 Greenwich Rd was held on 05/05/01 and was attended by the largest number of residents seen in Greenwich for such an inspection. Both supporters and objectors expressed their views well. At the subsequent Council meeting on 07/05/01 the applicant informed the Council that they would be submitting a revised proposal to the Council. The revised proposal has now been submitted.

STRAND DEVELOPMENT MARCH
On 14th June at 3.00 pm Lane Cove School P & C has organised a protest march from the school to the LC Council to deliver protest letters from parents about the lack of safety for children in the proposal. They would welcome any support you can give. For information contact Mandy Sayyadi 9427 0052

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Damage to both private and public property in the Greenwich area seems to be on the increase. Recent incidents include: Tearing up of over 10 mailboxes and dumping - garden fountain was smashed - items of outdoor furniture dumped in the road - breaking and uprooting of street signs. Graffitti gangs have blitzed cars, bus seats, bus shelters and walls earlier this year. Hopefully we can curb these activities with the re-launching of Neighbourhood Watch in Greenwich. In the meantime please report on any similar incidents to GCA at PO Box 5075, or to any of the members of the committee, so we can monitor the damage and report any information onto the police.

LANE COVE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
At a meeting of executive representatives of resident's organisations from throughout the local government area of Lane Cove, it was found that the organisations had many common concerns and interests relating to local government activities in the area. In particular, concerns are held by all about traffic congestion in and around Lane Cove Shopping Centre and a serious shortage of convenient, accessible parking spaces in the Centre.

Rather than each working individually on matters common to all, it was agreed to form the Lane Cove Community Alliance.

As there were common concerns relating to the proposed Strand development, thse were conveyed to the Council, who invited the LCCA representatives to meet with them. This meeting took place over breakfast at Council on Tuesday 29/05/01 where not only were the concerns expressed, but suggestions made on how the LCCA could assist the Councillors to resolve those concerns. We now await further response from Councillors.

LANE COVE DISTRICT MUSICAL CLUB
Next concert 8.00 pm on Tuesday, 12/06/01 at St Andrew's Church, Rosenthal Av, Lane Cove. Songs from Mozart, Delibes, and Strauss, concluding with a bracket of "bird" songs. Singer Kim Pickering-Jones; Flautist Maria Lopez; Pianist Beryl Potter. Tickets $8 Contact Chris Butters 9428 4287 or Rosalie Lucas 9427 4651

GENERAL MEETINGS FOR 2001
18/4/01, 20/6/01, 15/8/01, 17/10/01, 12/12/01

• Tom Lawson, President, 9436 1984.
• Christine Kirkwood, Secretary, 9436 2033.
• John Gebler, Newsletter Ed 9436 2874.

2001 SUBSCRIPTION NOW DUE
Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to "Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. PO Box 5075 Greenwich 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner family $ ...... donation

Name .........................................................................………………………

Address ........................................................................………………………

Phone ..............................……………………….. 06/01

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GENERAL MEETING

7.30 pm Wednesday, 15th AUGUST, 2001

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA SUMMARY

• Apologies, Minutes,

• Matters arising

"Cycleways for Lane Cove?"
Ross Webber and Don Murchison

• Councillors Reports, Committee and Office Bearers Reports,

• Development Reports,

Please note :- Meeting will start promptly at 7.30 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm for supper.

We are trialing an early start at 7.30 pm for the winter meetings. Please let us have your comments afterwards

NEW FORMAT NEWSLETTER
This newsletter is using the new format of four page A5 booklet. This is to accommodate some extra community news and to include Neighbourhood Watch news and activities, which GCA is sponsoring and supporting in its revival.

This is one of several innovations in activities that the GCA committee is trialing. Whether this format continues full time or just on occasions of overflow of news will depend on your comments, which we look forward to.

FOGS & P&C FUN RUN AND FAIR.
It's on again. Come and support your local school in the Annual Fun Run and Fair. Starting from Gore Park at 11.00 am on Sunday, 23 rd September. All the usual categories from kids and dogs to old codgers. Application forms from Greenwich School or Greenwich Cellars Information Denis Smith 9906 3579

CYCLEWAYS FOR LANE COVE?
At the general meeting Russ Webber (Vice President of Bicycle Australia and former GCA committee member) and Don Murchison, will address us on proposals for cycleways in Lane Cove, such as how there could be off road access from Greenwich Wharf to Lane Cove shops. If you are interested in forming a sub-committee on cycleways, contact Don Murchison on 9906 2350

72 Greenwich Road

Following our special meeting on this development application and the Council site inspection, a new application had been made for the redevelopment of 72 Greenwich Rd. The new layout is substantially different to the original, although there are still 24 units and open uncovered access balconies to units. It also proposes to have 3 storeys on the Greenwich Rd, Wardrop St corner. Letters have been distributed by Council to the surrounding residents. All residents, not just those living adjacent are entitled to make objections. Details are available at the counter at Lane Cove Council.

GIRL GUIDE LEADERS
Greenwich Guides are actively seeking leadership help for our girls. This is an opportunity to contribute to your local community, help young girls, and develop leadership and organisational skills.

Young ladies doing the Duke of Edinburgh scheme or childcare training would gain valuable experience. They meet Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 6 - 7.30 p.m. (different age groups). They are also seeking financial sponsors. Please contact Christine Lopacinski 9439 1727 or Judith Watts 9439 1861

GREENWICH WORK REGISTER
The Greenwich work register is an initiative of the Greenwich Community Association. It seeks to bring together those who provide services with those seeking them on a casual or part-time basis. Services can be babysitting, child- minding, gardening, cleaning, coaching in school subjects, clerical work, home handyman, or helping someone after an operation or illness. Providers can be of any legal age for work living within Greenwich.

The Association does not charge for this service - it is one of the many ways in which our Association serves our community. We only arrange contact between those needing and those providing. All other matters thereafter are by their mutual arrangements and responsibilities.

If you are seeking casual work or are in the need of a service please contact Christine Kirkwood on 9438 2206

SHELL GORE BAY
At the celebration of its of 100 years of presence at Gore Bay, Shell announced its management decision to stay at the site for at least another 7 years. Funds are to be made available for Clyde to refine to the new standards, and for some much needed painting of the storage facilities at Gore Bay

JOHN MAY - GET WELL SOON

Councillor John May had the misfortune to 'come off' a ladder on 14th July, and his aerial acrobatics landed him in RNSH with a broken rib and complications. Happily he's on the mend now. John has been a wonderful contributor to our community generally. We wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

St JOHNS AMBULANCE CLASSES
It is some time now since we have had a class for residents to acquire the important emergency skills of First Aid. 12 people are needed to run a class and the cost is $150 per head. Classes can be 2 full days (8 hours each ) or 4 weekday evenings to suit attendees. Anybody interested in doing one of these courses please ring Mary Ed Hartnell 02 9438 936

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SUB- COMMITTEE
One of the biggest recurring headaches within the community is building and construction generally. When does a proposed development over-step the mark of appropriateness, and what can individuals do if they feel disadvantaged?

Lane Cove Council has well established policies and DA procedures, but these are poorly understood by most, and often questioned by some. To shed some more light on this subject, GCA has formed a new Planning and Development subcommittee under the chairmanship of Jo Cunningham. This group has now met several times, and has embarked on a thorough review of Lane Cove Council's DA approval procedures insofar as they relate to residential development in Greenwich.

Our aim is to help our members understand the processes better, and to suggest improved procedures if our review determines the need for them. We will continue to monitor all significant DAs in our area, and hope to create and maintain a database of approvals to monitor consistency. We will continue also to provide a forum to assist our members to express their views on controversial developments.

TREES IN THE CITY
Last meeting members received a presentation from Don Adamson on trees of various types that are asked to live and grow in the somewhat, to them, foreign environment of a modem city. It was a most enlightening and informative night

RULE CHANGES
The proposed rule changes were passed unanimously by members at the last meeting, and are in the process of being registered

GREENWICH AT FEDERATION

Put it in your diaries now

Wednesday 28th November

Judy Washington, the Lane Cove Council historian, will give one of her renowned presentations on the history of our district. This time it will be on what Greenwich was like at the time of Federation. For those who have not seen one of Judy’s presentations, it is something to look forward to. Those that have will surely be there.

It is starting at 7.30 so that you may bring your children and still get them home at a reasonable time.

Wine and cheese afterwards

GREENWICH PENINSULAR NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
From a public meeting earlier this year an Interim committee was formed to plan the revival and regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsular Neighbourhood Watch.

Arrangements are now in hand for a public meeting to regenerate the Greenwich Peninsular Neighbourhood Watch.

The meeting will be on 5th September in the Community Centre Hall.

After some nearly twenty years the structure of the Watch is suffering from the ravages of time, with many members having been lost from age, retirement to outside Greenwich, and some just moving out to other suburbs.

The Interim committee is regenerating the structure starting with the public meeting.

Greenwich has had a relatively low crime rate, contributed to by the visible presence of the NHW through its street signs, its member's gatepost signs, window signs and reporting of suspicious activities.

We ask new residents to join with us on the NHW to protect the valuable properties they have purchased. It is not an arduous commitment but has enormous effect on the safety, and overall convenience, of living in Greenwich.

In an effort to raise awareness amongst the younger families in Greenwich, it was decided to hold a children's poster design competition. Entries will be in two categories – hand drawn or computer generated. Posters to be no larger than A4 size and based on the theme "Safety In The Suburbs".

A recent incident in the area was the damaging of a security light that responded to movement in the area, followed by the removal of car wheels in the darkness following, Thus we advise that if your security light fails suddenly, keep a closer watch around you for suspicious activities

Another notice will circulate before the meeting, however for those that may be away, or those that would rather answer now than forget later, there is a response note below that can be returned to NHW

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION - Survey Questions

I think that reviving the Neighbourhood Watch in Greenwich is a good idea Yes/No Comments ...........................................................…………………………………..

I am happy to support Neighbourhood Watch by becoming / continuing as a street coordinator Yes/No

Comments ...............................................................………….

Please return to the address below

I/We would like to apply for membership of the Greenwich Peninsular Neighbourhood Watch and receive my special early bird kit Attached is my/our $5 donation (or more ) for 2001. (Cheques payable to Greenwich Peninsular Neighbourhood Watch please)

Name(s). ……………………………………………………………………………… Address:………………………………………………………………………………..

Phone Home………………… Work……………………..

Send to: Greenwich Peninsular Neighbourhood Watch, C/- PO Box 5057 Greenwich 2065 or leave in NHW letterbox at Greenwich Pharmacy

Early Bird Kit:- House Plaque; Window stickers; Property marking kit; NHW Brochure

GENERAL MEETINGS FOR 2001 15/8/01, 17/10/01, 12/12/01

Tom Lawson, President 02 9436 1984, Christine Kirkwood, Secretary 02 9438 2206, John Gebler, Newsletter Editor 02 9436 2874

2001 SUBSCRIPTION NOW DUE
Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to "Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. PO Box 5057 Greenwich 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner family $ ...... donation

Name ..........................................................….

Address ............................................................

Phone ..............................………………………..

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GENERAL MEETING

8.00 pm Wednesday, 17th OCTOBER, 2001

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

Development in Greenwich – What environment do we want?

Is our Village under threat ?- Let’s hear your views and concerns !

Address by Des Brady.

AGENDA

• Welcome; please sign attendance book; Apologies.

• Confirmation of Minutes of General Meeting 15 August, 2001

• Matters Arising from Minutes

• Correspondence

• Financial Report

• Development in Greenwich - an address by Des Brady

• Councillors’ Reports

• Committee Reports

(a) Planning & Development 72 Greenwich Road
(b) M2 Lane Cove Tunnel
(c) Shell Gore Bay Site Development
(d) Youth and other issues
(e) Neighbourhood Watch
(f) Cycleways
(g) Work Register
General Business
(a) Speed of buses and traffic generally in Greenwich
(b) Special Meeting 28 November - guest speaker Judy Washington
"Greenwich around Federation" commencing 7.30 - wine & cheese supper
(c) Art exhibition of Lilly Owen's works on Friday, 2 November, commencing 6 pm
Close: Next Public meeting – 12 December, 2001
Please note :- Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm for supper.

FOGS & P&C FUN RUN AND FAIR
Another successful Fun Run and Fair was held on 23 September, providing enjoyment for many, and raising over $2,000 for Greenwich School. Thank you Denis Smith, Michael Ryland and all their helpers.

72 GREENWICH RD

The Council officer's report on this controversial DA were tabled at the full Council meeting on 17 September. The report, which was thorough and detailed, recommended approval subject to removal of the two 3rd story units proposed for the NE corner, and various other conditions.

In a surprise move, Mayor Bowers, who had held negotiations with representatives of the Catholic Church and other parties, moved removal of this restriction and some other conditions.

His amended motion was then carried on a 5:4 vote, supported by the Liberal majority and opposed by all four independents. It is disturbing that the amendments (which were highly detailed) were tabled only after public comment had closed, and allowed inadequate time for proper consideration prior to the vote.

As well as permitting 3-storey development these amendments reduced setback along the southern boundary, reduced privacy provisions, and raised doubts regarding the future usage of this development.

MAYORAL ELECTION
0n 24/09/01, Councillor Roberts was elected Mayor for 2001 – 2002, with one of our ward representatives, Councillor John May, his Deputy.

STRAND DEVELOPMENT
Lengthy debate on the contentious Strand development proposal for Lane Cove shopping centre has concentrated lately on safety issues raised by one of the principal objectors, LC Public School, as well as major traffic concerns, the size of the buildings, and the secrecy surrounding financial arrangements between the developer and Council.

In a welcome move, Council resolved at its meeting on 17 September to refer the whole scheme to independent financial assessor, possibly Price Waterhouse, to assess properly all financial aspects and probity of the proposal, as well as planning and community concerns.

We understand that the equally contentious DA for the Rosenthal Avenue car park will be similarly reviewed.

GREENWICH AT FEDERATION
Another reminder of the event of the year Wednesday 28th November, when Judy Washington, the Lane Cove Council historian, will give one of her renowned presentations on what Greenwich was like a the time of Federation This it is something to look forward to for both the long term residents, some with families in the area at that time, and for newer residents to hear of the history of their chosen location.

It is starting at 7.30 so that you may bring your children and still get them home at a reasonable time. Wine and cheese afterwards

St JOHNS AMBULANCE CLASSES
The classes arranged by Mary Ed Hartnell start on Thursday October 18 and run for 5 weeks at the Senior Citizens Hall.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
A successful regeneration meeting was held on 05/09/01, and a new committee was formed, with many new and younger faces to carry on in the coming years.

If you have not responded yet they are still happy to receive your donation and / or offers to assist

GREENWICH WORK REGISTER
Work register need - we have received enquires from residents needing the casual services of cleaners, home maintenance, gardening. Please register if you are able to provide these services.

BROKEN FOOTPATHS
Councillor Tudge has requested that any uneven or broken footpath surfaces be reported to him so Council can take action

GREENWICH BATHS
Now open:- Call 9438 5922 for opening and closing time

GENERAL MEETINGS FOR 2001 17/10/01, 12/12/01

• Tom Lawson, President, 02 9436 1984.
• Christine Kirkwood, Secretary, 02 9438 2206.
• John Gebler Newsletter Editor 02 9436 2874.

2001 SUBSCRIPTION OVERDUE ?
If, you have not yet renewed your Subscription for this year, you may deposit this in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or mail it to Greenwich Community Association,. PO Box 5057 Greenwich 2065

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner family $ ...... donation

Name ...............................................................

Phone ..........………………………………….

Address ....................................................

....................…………………………………….

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GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.

GENERAL MEETING

8.00 pm Wednesday, 12th December, 2001

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA SUMMARY

• Apologies, Minutes, Matters arising

• Forum on Traffic in Greenwich – Chairman Rod Tudge

• Brief Councillors Reports, Committee and Office Bearers Reports,

• Development Reports,

• Christmas drinks and eats [bottle and plate party]

(An opportunity for all you new residents to meet your neighbours)

Please note :- Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude well before 10.00 pm for party

GREENWICH TRAFFIC
Resident are reporting increased problems with excessive speed of vehicles in Greenwich Rd and other main Greenwich streets, and with vehicles parked contrary to posted signs. In particularly, a difficult area appears to be the Chisholm St / Greenwich Rd junction, which combined with the traffic control devices there, has caused problems. So, when driving through that intersection, be extra careful.

SANTA AT GREENWICH
Santa will again be visiting Greenwich 8.00 am on Christmas morning, arriving at Greenwich wharf by boat. Enquires from Santa’s helper at 9438 1936 or 9 Lower Serpentine Rd

FOGS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM of the Friends of Greenwich School will be held at 7.30 pm on 12th December, at Community Centre. This will be immediately before the GCA meeting.

Anybody wishing to join with these local residents who work to support our local schools, will be welcome. [And you can stay on for the GCA meeting]

www.greenwich.org.au

Have you used the information on your web page. Apart from our own newsletters and minutes the web page contains information of services available in the area. Newcomers to Greenwich will find it most useful. Have a look. Maybe suggest to us what else would be useful on the site

GREENWICH CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
In aid of the Youth Mental Health Program

Everyone is invited to the Leemon Reserve (at the Tennis Courts, end of Robert Street,

Greenwich) on Monday December 10th from 6.30 pm. for a Christmas Carols "sing-a-long". The carols will be led by our very own Greenwich Carollers. Bring your families, rugs, lights/candles, picnics etc. Sausage Sizzle, and soft drinks for sale.

All proceeds to go to the Youth Mental Health Program. Please open your doors, hearts and wallets to support the Youth Mental Health programs such as ACE [Adolescents Coping With Emotions] a preventative programme for young people at risk of developing depression

Enquiries to : Julia Starling 9437 6183, Sally Charkos 9438 2037 or Ros Bradley 9438 1626

M2 TUNNEL
RTA has published its latest proposal for the Lane Cove Tunnels to connect the Gore Hill Freeway to the M2, forming part of the ring road system around the centre of Sydney. Proposal is for twin, three lane tunnels generally under the line of Epping Rd, with high exhaust stacks at either end. Cost of the project will be $815M and the toll $2. Construction to start 2003 with completion in 2006

SHELL OPEN DAY
Bay Terminal, Manns Av, will have an open day on Saturday, 8th December, from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm for residents of Greenwich. See just what Shell does there, and to see something of what they have been doing over the 100 year they have been there since the SS ‘TURBO’ delivered its first cargo on 10/06/01. Also see what is happening in the continuing process of improving the environmental protection of the site. Enjoy their refreshments and sausage sizzle

FIRST AID CLASSES
Reports from those 15 persons who attained the recent first aid classes are that they were most enjoyable and all passed their practical assessment and are now awaiting the results of their theory papers. Another increase to safety for Greenwich residents. Thank you all who attended.

LANE COVE ALLIANCE
The meeting on 06/11/01 of this group, coordinating of the Lane Cove residents associations, considered further the Stand and Rosenthal Av proposals, that are now subject to reviews by an independent assessor, to whom the LCA has sent letters. The next meeting in January will review progress

GREENWICH AT FEDERATION
On 28th November, Judy Washington, the Lane Cove Council historian, gave one of her renowned presentations on what Greenwich was like a the time of Federation to a large audience. The long term residents, many with families in the area at that time, and newer residents and their young children were able to hear of the history of their chosen location. Residents mixed and talked to Judy, and enjoyed the refreshments, after her presentation.

Another great ‘Greenwich Style’ event

CHRISTMAS DAY CHURCH SERVICES

Presbyterian Church: 9.00 am

Catholic Church – St Michaels: 9.30 am, 10 30 am

Note:-From 09/12/01 regular Sunday services will be in the Presbyterian Church at 8.15 am

Latter-Day Saints: Call 02 9436-1005

Anglican Church : 8.00 am, 9.30 am

GENERAL MEETINGS FOR - 2001- 12/12/01 - 2002- AGM 20/02/02

• Tom Lawson, Pres 02 9436 1984
• Christine Kirkwood Sec 02 9438 2206
• John Gebler Newsletter Editor 02 9436 2874

57th YEAR SERVING THE GREENWICH COMMUNITY

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