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Community meeting and workshop regarding sale of Yamba library and hall

Geoff Helisma


A group of Yamba residents is holding a community meeting this Saturday August 6, to discuss Clarence Valley Council’s (CVC) proposed sale of the Yamba library and hall property.

The meeting will be held in the Wooli Street community hall (behind the library) from 2pm to 4pm.”

“The meeting is, partly, to follow up on the previous meeting regarding Yamba flooding,” said Helen Tyas Tunggal.

She said Valley Watch has hired the hall; however, the meeting is about broader community-related issues outside of Valley Watch’s environmental focus, in order to facilitate an “independent voice for the community”.

Ms Tyas Tunggal said, “other issues arose” at the Yamba flood meeting on July 9, “and others have been raised since then”.

“At this Saturday’s meeting,” she said, “people will have a chance to talk, workshop issues and have an opportunity to suggest some solutions.”

Primary list of discussion points for his Saturday’s meeting includes:

  • Confusion about the status of the demolition and rebuild of Treelands Drive Community Centre,
  • Concerns about selling off Wooli Street Hall and community land,
  • Increased number of trucks carting fill into West Yamba and what development is already approved,
  • Confusion about council’s decision-making processes,
  • Concern that the independent study of flood risk and emergency evacuation for Park Avenue may not include drainage and stormwater flooding issues,
  • What is going on with Yamba bypass?

Yamba community meeting/workshop: 2pm to 4pm, Wooli Street Hall, Yamba (behind the library), Saturday August 6; all interested residents are welcome.

Screening of Suburban Intensification of Regional Towns – Urban and Environmental Planning Issues, by Dr. Tony Matthews MRTPI, senior lecturer in Urban & Environmental Planning at Griffith University – this was prepared for and previously screened at the West Yamba information session for residents in April 2021.

Workshop discussion: seeking solutions and strategies to address various current issues.