Below is a summary of some the matters considered at the March Committee Meeting:
KRA Website & Facebook – This is available online for locals and others to find out the latest KRA news plus information on coming events, issues and discussions about our area.
Borthwick Park Biodiversity Project –plenty of activity is planned this year including more native plantings along the creek and in the other areas being maintained by KRA. The Association is awaiting formal Council approval of the 2015 planting proposals. Community working bee dates were being finalised.
Pioneer Park Biodiversity Project – More infill planting is proposed for 2015, KRA is awaiting formal Council approval of the 2015 planting proposals.
Preserve the Kensington Pool – Council has begun its assessment of its two swimming pools. KRA Committee is concerned about the future of the Kensington Pool. A State Heritage nomination to be submitted shortly for its protection. Community usage survey being conducted. (It can be completed at the pool itself, at the Town Hall or on-line).
Planning Reforms – A submission was prepared and sent to The Minister of Planning in response to the Expert Panel on Planning Reform’s final report to government “The Planning System We Want” (copy available upon request). Government is expected to respond in March, and the draft legislation is to be prepared in June, and then introduced into Parliament in September.
Sub-Committees – An email has been sent out seeking expressions of interest from members to join any of the KRA working sub-Committees:
2. City, Heritage & Planning
Clean Up Australia Day- Sunday 1st March – Successful Kensington Clean Up. Twenty eight registered participants assisted. Seven bags of rubbish including two of recyclables were collected. Thanks goes to all the members especially Andrew D, and the volunteers contributing to this success. A tasty BBQ was had afterwards.