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Avalon Community Reference Group

26 July 2018

Introducing the Avalon Community Reference Group

At the Community Reference Group second workshop on 14 November 2018 at the Avalon Recreation Centre, the group finalised the vision for the Avalon Place Plan -

"Avalon is a relaxed and peaceful coastal village, embracing and nurturing the natural environment, celebrating creativity and community connection".

The team is currently finalising the "Spotlight on Avalon" document, which will be published on this webpage as soon as it is available.

The following people are members of the CRG. Some names have been withheld to protect participant privacy.

NameGroup Represented

Catherine Kerr

Local Community (Clareville and Bilgola Plateau Residents' Association)

Richard West

Local Community (Palm/Whale Beach Residents Association)

Billy Bragg

Local Community

Awaiting permission

Local Community

Sue Boaden

Local Community

Robert Hopton

Avalon Surf Club

Conrad Grayson

Avalon Preservation Association

Simone Sinclaire

Business Chamber

Alvaro Del Campo

Young family with kids

Sam Creecy

Young person aged between 18-25

Marilyn Guion

Inclusive communities

Sophie Butler

Heritage

Teacher

Barrenjoey High

Awaiting permission

Art and Culture

Student

Barrenjoey Year 10

Sandra Morgan

Sports Groups (Careel Bay Tennis Club)


What's next?

We will shortly be publishing the "Spotlight on Avalon".

The purpose of "Spotlight on Avalon" is to present the key findings of the community engagement period, including the establishment of a shared community vision, community values, priorities for action and future directions for Avalon. In essence the report provides a clear roadmap for the development and preparation of the Avalon Place Plan.

Community Reference Group established

updated 8 November 2018

The My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group (CRG) has been established and held its first meeting on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

In accordance with the Terms of Reference, there is representation on the CRG from Avalon Preservation Association, Whale Beach and Palm Beach Association, Clareville and Bilgola Plateau Residents’ Association, Avalon Surf Club, Avalon Palm Beach Business Chamber, Local Sports Association (Careel Bay Tennis Club), Families with young children, Person aged 18 – 25 years, Local School Representative plus teacher support, Inclusionary/ Disability interest, Arts and Culture, Environment and Heritage and three local community members not affiliated with a particular group.

Eight members of the group were able to attend the first session.

The focus of the first meeting was to provide the Avalon CRG with information and feedback on the range of community engagement activities held between May and August 2018 (Stage 1 engagement).

The CRG undertook two workshop activities that focused on refining the community vision and further developing an understanding of the Care Factor Values and priorities gathered during Stage 1 engagement and what they mean in the Avalon context.

View the workshop 1 notes

The second Avalon CRG workshop is scheduled for 15 November 2018. At the workshop the CRG will hear from technical experts and work with Council to identify opportunities for addressing the key priorities and directions.

Council will also discuss permission to post the names of the representatives with the CRG members at the next meeting.

What’s Next?

Council is finalising the Spotlight on Avalon: Snapshot & Community Engagement Report (Spotlight document) with the assistance of the Avalon CRG.

The Spotlight document will provide a roadmap for the development and preparation of the Avalon Place Plan. The purpose of the document is to present the key findings of the community engagement including the establishment of a shared community vision, community values, priorities for action and future directions for Avalon.

We know that the Avalon community is passionate about their place so we will continue to provide opportunities for you to get involved and keep up-to-date with what’s happening.

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.

Nominations for Avalon Community Reference Group open

upated 26 July 2018

We are calling for interested community members to nominate for the My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group (CRG).

The CRG will provide a forum for discussions between Council and the local community as part of the preparation of a Place Plan for Avalon.

The Terms of Reference sets out the working arrangements for the CRG including project aims, purpose and other information applicants need to provide with their nomination.

Please read the Terms of Reference before applying.

How to nominate

· Online (nominations closed)

· By email marked ‘Nomination My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group’

· In writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked ‘Nomination My Place: Avalon Community Reference Group’

If you would like to find out more, please contact Joyce Jiang, Strategic Planner on 9970 1158.

Nominations close: Monday 27 August 2018