Copacabana Business Chamber http://copa.org.au Supporting Business and Community in Copacabana, NSW, Australia Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:02:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.17 Fix our Roads, the Copa Message gets to Canberra http://copa.org.au/fix-our-roads-the-copa-message-gets-to-canberra/ http://copa.org.au/fix-our-roads-the-copa-message-gets-to-canberra/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:02:04 +0000 http://copa.org.au/?p=1862 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

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Copacabana House Fire http://copa.org.au/copacabana-house-fire/ http://copa.org.au/copacabana-house-fire/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:28 +0000 http://copa.org.au/?p=1860 We are sure you are aware of the loss of a residential dwelling in Copacabana last week. Several residents are now writing to voice their concerns and seek reassurance that the anomaly that ensures that the volunteer RFS organisation is called in priority to the Kincumber Professional Fire Service (that has service personnel sitting in waiting) is to be addressed. The 10+ minute delay in calling the professional service (no disrespect to the RFS) may have cost a dwelling and led to damage of a second dwelling, it was only after a call went to 000 stating that a house was in danger that the Kincumber service was called. The Police and Ambulance from further afield stations arrived prior to the RFS fire fighters.

This may one day cost lives, we had a similar fire approximately 3 years ago where the Copacabana RFS had no volunteers available to a call out and the MacMasters Beach RFS arrived 35 minutes after a call out, thankfully some local residents and tradies were able to have the fire under control.

Copa residents should be afforded the same level of protection from the State Fire Service as any other citizen that is only 5 minutes away from a manned fire station.

Recommended course of action if you spot a house fire in Copacabana: Call 000 and specifically say: “House Fire” – if you just say “Fire”, the RFS will be called and Kincumber Fire Service will be told to stand down.

If you are concerned, please write to Lucy Wicks and Adam Crouch, addresses below:

terrigal@parliament.nsw.gov.au
lucy.wicks.mp@aph.gov.au

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Copacabana Lawn Markets http://copa.org.au/copacabana-lawn-markets/ http://copa.org.au/copacabana-lawn-markets/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:07:15 +0000 http://copa.org.au/?p=1832 Next Market: Mid to late Jan 2014, 8am – 2pm, Copa Surf Club lawn

With the support of Copa Business Chamber, Copa Lawn Markets are hopeful of re-commencing in January 2014. Markets will be held on the lawn beside the surf club on Del Monte Place, overlooking beautiful Copacabana Beach. Markets are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, kicking off at 8am until 2pm.

If you would like a stall or require any further information, please email copamarkets@gmail.com. You can also follow the Copa Markets on Twitter and Facebook.

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Copa Carols http://copa.org.au/copa-carols/ http://copa.org.au/copa-carols/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:50:23 +0000 http://copa.org.au/?p=1803 WARREN ‘FUBAH’ AND COPA SHOPS ARE RUNNING AND SPONSORING COPA XMAS CAROLS IN THE STREET ON WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2013 COMMENCING AT 7.20 PM WITH ARTISTS INCLUDING MICHAEL SPARROW, SHAWN LIDSTER, MICHAEL MUCHOW, TOOMBS BROTHERS, COLENE CRAWFORD, PETER HEALY, COPA CAROLS BAND AND KASEY CHAMBERS. THE STREET WILL BE BLOCKED OFF AS IN THE PAST FROM 4.00PM TILL 9.30PM SO THAT EVERYONE CAN BRING THEIR PICNIC HAMPERS AND CHAIRS TO ENJOY THE SHOW RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE STAGE. FOR ANY FURTHER DETAILS SPEAK TO TRUDY AT GEORGE BRAND REAL ESTATE.

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Copa demographics http://copa.org.au/copa-demographics/ http://copa.org.au/copa-demographics/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:53:30 +0000 http://copa.org.au/?p=1805 Did you know that Copacabana has the 4th highest proportion of kids under the age of 15 in the Gosford LGA? And the 5th lowest proportion of people over the age of 65?
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http://copa.org.au/1665/ http://copa.org.au/1665/#comments Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:28:12 +0000 http://copacabana.nsw.au/?p=1665 Welcome to the website for the Copacabana Business Chamber. The Chamber has a philosophy of assisting the community through strong business. In doing this we believe in working with, and assisting all levels of government to understand the needs of the Copacabana area.

The chamber has a vision for the Copacabana area which is based around strong links to business and the community.

Our website will highlight our work within the community. The website holds an event calendar and member business directory, and will be a portal for visitors and tourists to plan their visit to Copacabana, and provide them with local activities and businesses to visit whilst they’re here.

Our holistic view of Copacabana underscores our motto of advocacy and support.

New! Copacabana Community Facebook Page – click here

Latest News:
Gosford City Council is proposing a follow up Community Consultation at Copa Surf Club to discuss the proposed Copacabana Open Spaces Masterplan. More details shortly.

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