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14 May 2021
The creek is brown and muddy after silt runoff from developments to the west. The photo on the right (taken from the sewerage pump station across George Bass Drive) shows the silt laden runoff overflowing the silt barrier. Environmental controls are not working.
We first contacted Council on April 19 - they are monitoring water quality and preparing a report. Rangers have been out inspecting the creek and have advised that the developers are putting in secondary measures to minimise the risk in future. Meanwhile we are investigating doing our own monitoring, using our new Rosedale Environment Fund
12 MAY 2021
Because of building work on the cabin lawns, we have moved the defib and the rescue ring to the block wall between 13 and 17 Knowlman Road – you can easily access them from the street by leaning over the pool fence. As a bonus they are now in full view of a security camera and protected from the sun. Many thanks to the owners of no. 17 for allowing us to install them here – especially given the rough seas of late.
Our steps are finished! We now have much better access from the viewing platform to beautiful
Nuns Beach, without invading private properties.
Many thanks to Council and those who donated funds to get these long-awaited stairs done –
especially to the generous residents of Tranquil Bay Place.
Some 100 people gathered in glorious Easter weather for our first AGM since the fires and COVID-19.
It was great to get together - though we did miss the trees that used to give us shade! (Casualty of
There was much discussion of bushfire recovery projects and developments in West Rosedale.
Members agreed that Rosedale Landcare will now be managed by Emma Patyus from Eurobodalla
Council – like all other Landcare groups -and that the Association will create a Rosedale Environment
Fund for projects like sand dune recovery.
The AGM Minutes are here.
Holiday visitors continually get caught in dangerous rips on Rosedale’s unpatrolled beaches. In one
two week period this year, eight people were rescued by locals.
On Easter Sunday, Tim and his son Will Brown demonstrated Rosedale’s defibrillator and gave us the
latest safety advice.
• First – if you see anyone in trouble, ring 000 and ask for police – this will trigger a
coordinated emergency response.
• Second, if you are in trouble, FLOAT, RELAX and SIGNAL FOR HELP – this massively increases
your chance of survival. The rip will take you back to the surf zone and wash you back to
shore. Latest stats show many people tire, panic and drown when they follow the old advice
and swim across the rip.
• Rescuers: DO NOT ENTER THE WATER WITHOUT A FLOTATION DEVICE. Stats show the
second person in the water is often the one who drowns. Get an angel ring, the rescue tube,
surf or boogie board – or throw a flotation device into the rip and it will be carried out to the
swimmer in trouble.