Strategy and Assets Committee
Meeting Date: Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
Location: Council Chambers, City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra
Clr John Wells - Chairperson
Clr Bob Proudfoot – Deputy Chairperson
General Manager or nominee
MMS17.9.... Mayoral Minute - Danjera Dam Camping Ground......................................... 1
Addendum Agenda - Strategy and Assets Committee – Tuesday 21 November 2017
MMS17.9 Mayoral Minute - Danjera Dam Camping Ground
HPERM Ref: D17/385694
That the closure of the Danjera Camping Ground be delayed pending a further report to Council in 2018.
Late last week I met with several representatives of legitimate user groups of the Danjera Dam camping area. We had a very positive discussion in which the concerns of Council and the concerns of legitimate and well-behaved user groups were aired. The parties in attendance voiced a commitment and support to assist Council in any attempt to formalise the camping area (including a pay for use process) and also to support regulatory activities to control behaviour in the vicinity.
Additional information was presented to myself and the Director of Shoalhaven Water regarding previous agreements with National Parks and the possible impact on Council’s commitments in this area.
Based on these and other discussions that have been had with state government representatives I feel that it would be worthwhile to delay any formal closure of the camping area, particularly over the Christmas period. This will provide an opportunity for Council to review the additional information made available, communicate further with affected land owners and to more closely assess the effectiveness of additional controls.