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Welcome to the first electronic version of the Nangarin newsletter and the last hardcopy edition. Following the successful launch of the www.nangarin.com website earlier in the year, together with the resolution of some initial teething problems, the website is now fully operational and will become the primary point of communication between residents and members of the executive committee. So please remind your neighbours to log on now and register!
Earlier this year, the Chairman of the Executive Committee, reluctantly stepped down due to heavy work commitments. With the support of members of the Committee, I have agreed to fill the void until the 2008 AGM. I am sure you will join me in thanking Brian for his efforts over the past 2 ½ years in what is a voluntary, but demanding role. Thanks Brian, we hope you have more time with the family and your paid employment.
For the remainder of the year, this committee will focus on delivering on some key areas. The focus however must also be on critical issues such as infrastructure and not only the aesthetics' of the Estate, although we acknowledge this is important. Over the past 7 years, there has been a total of $5,000.00 spent on improvements to the sewerage treatment plant. Those residents who are close to this area are fully aware of the ongoing problems and a current priority is to address this issue and ensure the system is operating at capacity. Ecowise have been engaged to provide professional advice in this area as per the ecowise document. For more information!
Similarly, the Estate Fire Plan is progressing with 6 fire boxes being strategically located around the Estate. We are currently negotiating training with the Rural Fire Service and will update you further in the next issue.
Other projects such as deciduous tree plantings, the construction of more community gardens, trapping of myna birds and a well researched method for lantana eradication are also underway with results expected soon. I encourage you to provide suggestions via firstname.lastname@example.org acknowledging of course that sometimes all we need is someone to bring the issue to our attention so it can be resolved. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated. The Executive Committee look forward to being able to maintain and improve the Estate for the benefits of all residents.
Meet the Nangarin Gardeners!
Many of you would be familiar with Steve
from Tahmoor Garden Centre who has been a regular contractor within the Estate
since its inception. Previously, this
work was done on an ad hoc basis and largely relied upon residents bringing
issues to the attention of the Committee who would engage Steve to repair the
odd garden or two. We are pleased to
announce that Steve and his team have now been contracted to undertake
garden maintenance throughout the Estate on a regular basis. This work includes seasonal mulching and
hedging, regular weeding (including those weeds that appear on the roadway) and
general garden maintenance. He will
also be progressively creating new community gardens and deciduous tree
planting consistent with the former Estate Beautification Committee. You will see either him or his team in the
Estate on most Tuesdays, although this will depend upon the various seasons and
the maintenance schedule.
The Tahmoor Garden Center is at 152 Remembrance Drv Tahmoor NSW 2573
ph: (02) 4681 9619
words from Brian - Departing Chairman of the EC
was it that you enjoyed most about being President of the EC?
The best part of being Chairperson of the EC
was meeting other individuals who had the time to help create an environment
that we would all be happy to live in. I believe that we have all moved to this
estate because we all share similar desires - ie. - relaxed and friendly
atmosphere, a clean and presentable estate, space to move around and hopefully
a good investment for the future. It is extremely important to remember - the
original committees did the hard work. These first years were very difficult -
most of us hadn't lived in a community title before, so there were many
teething problems. These committees set a fantastic platform for the future. We
were very fortunate to have had them and then follow on from them.
you feel is your greatest achievement on the EC?
If I look at the physical things we have
achieved, the amount of landscaping has been enormous and the asphalting of the
pathway has made a great difference to many residents. Perhaps, what I would
consider to have been our best achievement whilst I was on the EC - was to
encourage others to be part of the EC that had a genuine passion for the
estate. The EC was - and isn't a place for anyone with their own agendas - and
I genuinely feel that the EC has a great mix of individuals!
you see as the future of Nangarin Estate?
the future as a continuation of what has already been achieved. Further housing
will be finished, Lot owners gardens will be created and mature and the estate
will continue to improve aesthetically - and hopefully socially. People
regularly comment to me how wonderful the estate looks and what a fantastic
outlook as you drive through it.
you feel having to step down from the role of President of the EC?
really disappointed that there was a conflict of interest with my new role. I
was always appreciative of the efforts that individuals have put into the EC -
enabling the area we live in to be something special. Once my new role settles
down a little, I will hopefully be able to help out again - if required.
Vandalism in Nangarin
Whilst we live in a wonderful semi-rural
environment, unfortunately we are not immune from the minority of people
who choose to disrupt it. In recent months we have seen graffiti
sprayed at the rear of the vigneron shed, the speed sign and kangaroo sign
removed from The Vintage, the street sign has been taken from The Ironbarks
and most recently a resident in The Vintage had their letter box stolen.
If you see anything suspicious, please call the Picton Police on
4677 8999 or
if it is an emergency, always call 000. If you have property damaged,
you should report it to the Police Assistance Line on 131444
year, the Nangarin Estate supports the Clean Up Australia by holding a
"Clean Up Nangarin" day.
year an enthusiastic group of residents - including the children - arrived at
the BarBQ area ready for work. There was at least one representative from each
street in the estate.
the clean up, where a trailer load of rubbish was collected, the helpers
enjoyed a sausage sizzle and sampled lots of delicious local farmgate produce
provided by Greg and Kathy from Dreamcatcher Lodge. The attendance prize (Lucky draw) was won by Damian.