GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.

 

GENERAL MEETING

To be held on Wednesday, 15th October, 2003 commencing 8 pm
Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA SUMMARY
Apologies, Minutes, Matters arising
Councillors Reports, Committee, Office Bearers Reports
Presentation on New Boardwalk and Playground at Greenwich School.


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



GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Construction will begin soon on new Boardwalk and Adventure Playground just above the Oval at Greenwich Public School. This exciting development brings to fruition years of effort by the P&C and its project coordinator, Deborah McDougall. Come to our meeting to hear Deborah tell us more on the history and funding of this project, and how it will develop further in future.

FOGS FUN RUN + P&C Fair

Some 207 runners, 193 walkers and 25 dogs enjoyed a fine day on the occasion of our 10th Friends of Greenwich School Fun Run on 14th September. The P&C laid on a wonderful fair, and the combined event raised over $17,000 of additional funding the school.
The community spirit was positively effervescent, and the children’s music a particular delight. Our heartfelt thanks to all organisers, donors and helpers.

GREENWICH BATHS RE-OPEN
The Baths, with an expanded range of activities and services re-opened with enthusiastic new lessees from 1st Oct. This month’s opening hours 7am-6pm. . For further details see the Greenwich website. Contact number for the Baths is 9438-5922.

BILLY BLUE PALACE – UPDATE
The GCA sub-committee reviewed DA 239/2003 and has submitted a comprehensive response – a copy of which has been placed in Greenwich Library and on the website. About 170 submissions have been lodged with Council opposing the proposed major redevelopment of this prominent site. No date has yet been given as to when Council Officers’ report will be available for consideration by Council – watch the Greenwich and Council (www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au) websites for updates.

DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL TO SHAHAB KARGARIAN
Shahab, a young man who loved the peace and quiet of Greenwich for sitting, thinking and watching the lights of the city on a spring evening, was shot dead near Greenwich Road three years ago. His family and friends, with Council’s permission, has commissioned a memorial, designed by Robbie Cunningham and sculpted by Chris Bennetts. This memorial, at the northern end of Shell Park, was dedicated on October 8th with many family members, friends, locals and Councillors attending. Please take time to visit it.

AUSTIN ST CAR PARK
After an extensive community opinion survey and much debate, Council will finally determine on October 20th which form of car park will be built on the Austin St site in Lane Cove, and whether the proposal from Woolworths for a large supermarket is acceptable.
Both alternative schemes incorporate a much needed extension to Lane Cove Library.

GREENWICH WEB SITE
The web site receives over 1,000 visitors so far this year. The site is getting more and more visits, with a peak in August and September with interest in 33 Greenwich Road and other issues. There have been over 1,000 visits in 2003 – if you have items for the web site use comments@greenwich.org.au to let us know. There is new content for the Brownies and Pre-School and a FORUM to lodge questions and to raise and comment on local issues.

JOHN GEBLER unwell.
John Gebler, editor of this Newsletter for many years, and winner of the Lane Cove Citizen’s Award in 2002 is in hospital. You sub-editors, and this community as a whole, wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
The AGM of the Greenwich Peninsula Neighbourhood Watch at 8.00 pm on 27/10/03 at Community Centre.
Following the meeting there will be an informal bottle and plate supper
New residents especially invited

GENERAL MEETINGS 2003, 15/10/03, 10/12/03

Rob Starling, Pres Joan McGilvray Sec John Gebler N’letter Ed
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59th YEAR SERVING THE GREENWICH COMMUNITY