You might have received in your letter box a letter opposing the development application to use the old mansion at the corner of George Street and Kensington Road as a child care centre.
It’s time to meet again (under safe COVID conditions). Our next general meeting will be on Wednesday, 3rd February 7:30PM at The Don Pyatt Hall.
Come and find more about the new planning system and what it might mean for you and your suburb. Our President, Dr Ian Radbone (who has a background in planning) will give a simplifed explanation of the code and the new database/access system. Come prepared with questions – we’ll also have a council planning officer on hand to assist us.
We’ll also update you on the latest with the George St scramble crossing saga.
See you there! If you’re not already a member please think about signing up on the night. However, all are welcome at these meetings…
Our second edition! Read it here:
The first edition of our newsletter is out! This is planned to be a monthly publication, available by email or here on this website. If you’re already on our mailing list or subscribe to this website you’ll automatically be sent a copy. If not, you can subscribe by clicking on the ‘follow’ button to the side or at the bottom of this page. Otherwise, you can just return to this website to check for new editions.
So, here is the July issue: NORWOOD MATTERS
If there’s anything you’d like to see included or even to make a contribution, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday, 29th July at the Don Pyatt Hall – see the flyer for full details. Please come along, renew your membership (or join up), hear what the Association has been up to, elect a new committee and stay for a cuppa. The evening’s feature will be a discussion on the management of our local streetscapes – how this is done now and possibilities for the future.
See you there!
During the COVID-19 lockdown, it is important to stay SAFE and CONNECTED to others.
Incapacitated, high risk residents living alone can and do benefit from:
• NPSP Community Services (Ph: 8336 4600)
• The assistance of caring neighbours to do shopping/home deliveries
• Regular phone and/or email contact
And for all of us to help get through this lockdown period here are some suggestions:
• Sharing funny or uplifting moments on our NRA Facebook page
• Inspiring quotes like:
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES.”
• Many online experiences to enjoy e.g.:
– A virtual stroll through Monet’s Garden (Visit www.armchairtravel.club created by Slow Tours. Click ‘Gallery’ and scroll down to enjoy this FREE travel experience. More to follow on this website)
– The UK National Theatre broadcasting weekly full plays (Jane Eyre currently):
– Watch full Andrew Lloyd Webber productions (next one is Jesus Christ Superstar):
– Live music streams:
…and many more galleries, museums etc. Search for them on the web.
Stay home. stay safe, stay in touch…
From DPTI following community submissions:
“After close consideration of patronage, operational and road safety data, as well as feedback from the community, the following changes will be implemented along The Parade:
- Removal of stop 13 on the southern side
- Renumber of stop 14 to stop 13 on the southern side
- Removal of stop 14 on the northern side
- Removal of stop 15A from both sides
- Removal of stop 16B from both sides
- Removal of stop 17A from both sides
- Relocation of stop 17B northern side, 140 metres west for travel away from the city
Due to community feedback regarding the value of bus stop 7, the team have decided to keep bus stop 7 operational in its current location.”
and for Magill Rd:
“After close consideration of patronage, operational and road safety data, as well as feedback received from the community, the following changes will be implemented along Magill Road:
- Removal of stop 7 on the northern side
- Removal of stop 8 on the southern side
Due to community feedback:
- Stop 4 and 5 will no longer be combined
- Stop 7 on the southern side will remain in its current location
- Stop 8 on the southern side will be removed rather than relocated
- Stop 10 will remain in its current location
- Stop 14 will remain in its current location”
See the attached maps which detail the upcoming changes. These changes will be active as of Monday 6 April 2020.
For further information about this project please visit the DPTI website: DPTI
Dear Norwood Resident,
Regrettably the COVID-19 health crisis has put many of our Association’s planned activities on hold, until such time as public gatherings are deemed safe for our cohort of older members.
Deferred initiatives include:
- the Community Rally on the steps of Parliament (March 22)
- a public meeting on street/verge management (April 15)
- an informal social gathering for members (early/mid June)
Importantly though, timely responses have still been drafted and submitted in relation to THREE major proposals which will directly affect our community (all are available on our NRA website):
- the State Government Planning & Design Code (February 28)
- the Peregrine Helipad (March 13)
- the Magill-Portrush Road Intersection Upgrade (March 18) : NRA Response to the Proposed Portrush-Magill Road Intersection Upgrade
Despite the fact that ‘official’ deadlines for each have now passed, we urge you to continue lobbying MPs about your concerns regarding these matters, because more emails/letters clearly give us a louder voice and greater power.
With all that has happened in recent months, people are facing a difficult time. We trust that able members of our Norwood community will find ways to care for those in need and will in turn benefit from the support of others.
Chris Francis (President)
Tom Smith (Secretary)
You can read it here…
And a reminder of the community rally on March 22nd protesting the planning reforms – see the previous post for all the details.
STOP PRESS – THIS IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE BAN ON LARGE GATHERINGS.
Also, in addition to another posting re the Portrush/Magill Roads revamp, there will be a demonstration outside Steven Marshall’s Office next Friday (March 20) at 4pm.