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Fix our Roads, the Copa Message gets to Canberra

As you may know there is a Petition being circulated around Copacabana residents to raise the concern over the state of the local roads. The campaign is being coordinated by Rod Robey and Ray Seisun, who along with our State and Federal Political representatives are collecting signatures. The goal is to get at least 1000 names in support. The aim of the campaign is to get a commitment, a schedule of works and immediate action from Gosford Council to upgrade the disgraceful condition of our local roads from third world standards to meet today’s Community expectations.

The progress to date is as follows:

• A resolution was formed by the Copacabana Community Association at the last April meeting, that a Sub Committee headed by Rod Robey and Ray Seisun would front the Roads capmpaign.

• Both our Federal and State parliamentary representatives Lucy Wicks and Adam Crouch provided their commitment to support our cause.

• A “Fix our Roads” petition was instigated and communicated to residents by way of a CCA Information Desk set up during May outside Copa shops with both Lucy, Adam, Rod and Ray in attendance, resulting in over 500 signatures.

• Our local Newsagent, General Store, Surf Club Kiosk and Terrigal Chiropractic Centre have displayed our petition and gained residents signatures.

• In her recent speech to the Federal Parliament, Lucy Wicks addressed the house on this important issue, specifically citing the work she is doing to assist Copacabana Community Association to improve our local roads. Lucy has included our campaign activities on her website.

• The CCA has included the Roads campaign on our Website where the community can support our petition by giving the thumbs up.

• Other media covering our campaign can be found on Facebook and “Get Up”, thanks to the continued good work carried out by our Webmaster Patrick Spedding.

• Residents are encouraged to email Councillors direct, expressing your concerns on the condition of our roads (refer attached for contacts)

This campaign is only beginning and the planned way aheads as follows:

• A report back to the CCA June meeting on the progress will be made by Ray Seisun of the “Fix our Roads” Campaign Sub-Committee, while Rod is absent overseas.

• Further community support continues to be gathered for the CCA petition via CCA street information desks, Newsagency and General store petitions, CCA Website, CCA Facebook, Lucy Wicks Facebook and Get Up.

• Meeting to be held in early July between CCA Sub-Committee, Lucy Wicks and Adam Crouch to initiate a meeting with Gosford Council, formulating an action plan to achieve our objectives.

• Our goal is to obtain supporting 1000 signatures, so please help.

Should you wish to make a personal request for action, then your Council Representatives email details are as follows:

Mayor Laurier McKinna: Laurie.mckinna@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Deputy Mayor Bob Ward: bob.ward@gosford.nsw.gov.au

Councillors:
Hilary.morris@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Gabby.bowles@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Vicki.scott@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Chris.burke@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Craig.doyle@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Jeffrey.strickson@gosford.nsw.gov.au

Copacabana Roads Petition
Remedial Work Priority:

The state of the roads in Copacabana is a disgrace. Over the years, the community has seen a piecemeal attempt by Gosford Council to patch-up and repair roads, with no apparent strategy to provide sound, safe roads that a re not always in a constant state of repair.

The NRMA conducted a survey last year and recorded five roads in Copacabana as being RED spots (Segura, Copacabana, Chico, Oceano and Del Monte), although all roads in Copacabana are in need of repair or improvement. The following roads are the most dangerous, and in most immediate need of repair:

1. Oceano – this is a popular but quite narrow road, and the surface is below par and dangerous when vehicles have to swerve to avoid potholes
2. Del Monte – this is a major thoroughfare for cars, buses, trucks and thousands of pedestrians, particularly during the 5 Lands Walk. The surface is poor, dangerous and in most areas in need of an upgrade to cope with the heavy traffic.
3. Segura Street – this street is also in a constant poor state of repair, with potholes and general neglect.

With support from State Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch and Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks, the Copacabana Community Association, on behalf of residents, are lobbying Gosford Council to prioritise the worse roads and begin to rectify the problems in accordance with a published schedule.

Your signature will provide a clear message that Copacabana residents and ratepayers are not happy and want action. Click here: https://www.communityrun.org/p/coparoads

Improve Copacabana Roads Petition

Copacabana Foreshore Master Plan

“Dear Members & Copacabana Residents,

Gosford Council has produced a draft plan for the rejuvenation of the Copacabana foreshore.

It is seeking comment from local residents. The link below will take you to the proposal.

I would strongly encourage you too review the plan. The CCA is intending to write a submission prior to the closing date of 19 September. We would be encouraged if you were to provide your comments by email to our Secretary and we will do our best to incorporate these into our submission. Alternatively, you can respond direct to Council.

The challenges we face with this latest plan is that Council has no funding. However, once it is formalised we are able to apply for grants in order to progress our long awaited objective to improve our foreshore.

The CCA has for many years now lobbied Council to improve the level of capital expenditure across our suburb and particularly our foreshore.

Thank you for your efforts and support over the years and we will continue as volunteers to advance our beautiful area.

We look forward to hearing from you.”

Many thanks.

Peter Hill
President
Copacabana Community Association Inc

‘Supporting a Community that Supports You’

Please see link below to download pdf’s which are then printable.

https://cloud.gosford.nsw.gov.au/public.php?service=files&t=46974201baa6176e10453e7cc0b9e7c2

CCA Newsletters

For Oct 2010 CCA newsletter click here.

For August 2010 CCA newsletter, click here

CCA Meeting Minutes

For Minutes of the December 2010 CCA meeting, click here.

For Minutes of the October 2010 CCA meeting, click here

For Minutes of the August 2010 CCA meeting (AGM), click here

For Minutes of the June 2010 CCA meeting, click here

For Minutes of the April 2010 CCA meeting, click here

For Dec 2009 Meeting Minutes, click here

For Oct 2009 Meeting Minutes, click here

For Minutes of the August 2009 CCA meeting (AGM), click here

Proposed Skate Park
Statement of Support: The CCA supports more capital spending on infrastructure across our suburb, and this includes youth initiatives such as a skate park.

Read our Full Statement here

Copa Foreshore – latest plans
Copa Community: please review the latest proposed design for the Copa foreshore/whale watch platform, and provide us with your feedback/comments. We are getting to the stage where we will shortly engage Council on their preferred options to get things moving.

Latest Whale Watch Lookout Plan

Welcome on Board!
The Community Association would like to welcome Luca’s Chemist to Copacabana. Click here to read more.

COPA CAROLS: WELL DONE WARREN AND TEAM!

Beccy Cole & Copa kids

Beccy Cole & Copa kids

Casey, Shane & Arlo

Santa

A very special event occurred at the Copacabana beachfront on Tuesday 22 December – an event which brought together an estimated 3,000 Copa locals in a spirit of community celebration.

The inaugural Copacabana Community Carols by Candlelight concert was presented for the community by the Copa businesses and supported by the combined community groups.

Read our review of this special event here

Priority Issue:

As you may be aware, the CCA has made the upgrade of our whale watch platform and the Copa foreshore the key focus for this year 2009/2010.

Gosford City Mayor Chris Holstein has asked our community to put forward their ideas for our Whale Watch.

The following are possibilities for our refurbished Whale Watch opposite the Copa shops. If you wish to contribute ideas send them to Copa Comm Assn by January 13th 2010.

We welcome your comments on this important issue.

WHALE WATCH 1 - a 2005 Council design suggestion.

WHALE WATCH 1 - a 2005 Council design suggestion.

Whale Watch 2 - designed based on council plans by Adam Richards

Whale Watch 2 - designed based on council plans by Adam Richards

Whale Watch 3 - design by Elaine Odgers Norling

Whale Watch 3 - design by Elaine Odgers Norling

VOTE for your favourite design here

Covered area possibilities.

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About us:

Copacabana Community Association is open and welcome to all Copacabana residents that are interested in contributing to our community and beautiful environment.

By becoming members, you get an opportunity to find out what is happening and participate in the betterment of the community.

CCA Committee

President: Peter Hill
Vice President: Bonnie Hawkins
Secretary: Stephen Mullahey
Treasurer: Graeme Venn
Publicity Officer: Patrick Spedding
Art & Cultural Officer: Elaine Norling