In the last three weeks of June 2017, two boats were taken without permission from the Coop pontoons. This is a sad reminder to lock your boat using the cable provided, or your own secure system.
In January 2017, a Hornsby Council ranger told a BMC member he was not permitted to unload his vehicle at the gate, and he would be fined it he did so. We have on record a Shire of Hornsby Executive Minute from 2000 that says: “Provision should be made for vehicular access to the Coop moorings.” The paint on the concreted driveway clearly shows a shared vehicle and pedestrian zone.
The swimming pool and playground are very popular. Please be careful when you load or unload your vehicle, taking special care when reversing.
Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan
In 2015, Hornsby Council began a process to develop a Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan – a long term strategic framework for guiding the future of Brooklyn. A Community Reference Group was established to give interest groups a voice in the process. The BMC has representation on this group.
Late last year, the Consultants presented and circulated to the Reference Group its draft Report, titled Vision and Place Principles. On a very tight deadline, The BMC prepared a submission to that report on behalf of members: BMC BIMP Submission.
A summary of the Dangar Island League’s submission to the report can also be viewed here: MulletMailBIMP
On 23 June 2017, the BMC received advice from Council that the BIMP process has been temporarily suspended. It advised that ‘Councillors agreed that as the Council election is to be held in September 2017, further progression of the project should be deferred until the next term of Council. This would enable the new Council to be briefed on this important project before commencing the next phase of consultation.’
Regional Ports Strategy Development
The NSW Department of Industry – Crown Lands – is developing a strategy to guide investment and operations of the 25 regional ports and associated infrastructure under its management. Brooklyn port is a part of this process and Crown Lands have completed a survey of stakeholders and the local community to help identify options and opportunities for future investment and management.
Unfortunately, information about this process was not widely disseminated and the BMC only became aware of this process late in the day. We did, however, manage to make an online submission, pointing out the critical nature of the BMC infrastructure. While the survey has now closed, details can be found at: http://yourportcrownland.engagementhq.com/
Newsletter_April_2017 – BIMP, Website upgrade, recent incidents
Newsletter February 2017 – Notice of Key Change Day, insurance, BIMP, loading at gates
Newsletter Mar 2016 – report on Key Change Day
Newsletter OCT 2015 – AGM, CCTV, 72 hour berthing, check your ropes
NewsletterFEB2015 – Notice of Key Change Day, lock your boat to the pontoon
Newsletter SEP 2014 – Solar and Mains Power, Our rates at work
NewsletterFEB2014 – Notice of Key Change Day, report of the 2013 AGM
Newsletter Nov 13 – AGM, policies, submission re 2 hour parking
Newsletter Aug 13 – Lights, cameras, action!, maintenance and safety
Newsletter Feb 13 – Notice of Key Change Day, AGM report, footprints in the mud
Newsletter 11 12 – AGM, IPART review, parking issues
Newsletter 04 12 – Assignments, 72 hour stay
Newsletter 02 12 – AGM, assignments, IPART review, overstay penalties