Wednesday 22 August 2023
Firefighters warn of a potentially dangerous fire season ahead, after three years of high rainfall and vegetation growth. Time to prepare your property.
You can drop off your green waste FREE at Council’s green waste tips between 11 and 24 September - an incentive to clear vegetation and debris around your yard.
Remember: you need a fire permit for an outdoor fire from 1 September.
Tuesday 21 August 2023
This image taken by Michael Skipper’s drone shows the current scale of earthworks on Rosedale Farm, on the northern side of Saltwater Creek catchment.
Our creek monitoring coordinator, Rory Eames, points out that there’ll initially be some impact on the creek if there’s heavy rain, with soil runoff from the large area of cleared and bare land. Longer term, that cleared land will become hard impermeable surfaces with potentially significant increases in inflow to the creek.
The sheer increase in inflow, he says, will be as much of an issue to manage as any pollutants.
Wednesday 12 July 2023
Family, friends and clients gathered in their hundreds in Sydney sunshine today to celebrate the life of Tim Brown.
Tim was friend and confidante to so many people – in his meditation work, at his beloved surf club, at football matches and of course at Rosedale.
We’ll remember his tinny on Boatshed Beach and the hauls of fish, his G’day mate, how’re you going?, his work on the Rosedale Association committee, the lifesaving demos on CPR and the defibrillator and of course his fantastic efforts during and after the Black Summer bushfire.
And so much more. Rosedale will miss you, Tim.
Monday 8 May 2023
When: Saturday 13th May at 3pm.
Where: Meet at the main track from the middle of the carpark.
Please join us for an hour to help us control the fleabane and marram grass on the sand dunes. Bring a tub or bucket to collect weeds, gloves, a hat, water and your favourite digging implement. Wear long trousers and sturdy shoes as the grass is very lush!
At right: Dune weeding on Easter Saturday.
Saturday 22 April
There's been some concern about the Rosedale trees marked with green crosses or a green dot, some along the track between the viewing platform and Tranquil Bay Beach and others around the end of Yowani Road.
David Boardman has met a Council officer - the few trees marked with an 'X' are dead and will be removed. But the good news is they won't be taken away, but left to form habitat for insects, birds and native animals.
Those trees marked with a dot will be pruned of dead wood.
Saturday 8 April 2023
A beautiful sunny Rosedale day for the Rosedale Association's Annual General Meeting.
Seventy-nine people attended to discuss everything from developments to the west, Saltwater Creek and sand dune restoration to diminishing mosquitoes and increasing European wasps!
If you weren't able to attend, the AGM minutes are here.
Thursday 9 March 2023
When: Saturday 11 March, 4:00 pm
Where: Meet at the carpark.
Join us for our regular dune weeding session (the second Saturday of every month - pencil into your diaries!). We'll continue to target Fleabane.
Come for an hour!
Thursday 9 January 2023
I am unable to continue coordinating the Rosedale Dune project and we are seeking a member of the Rosedale Association to do this.
There are a team of willing enthusiasts to assist and it can easily be modified to suit you.
If you are interested in helping and/or want to find out more, please contact me or David Boardman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Katy Hamilton 0428 563 173
Thursday 15 December
Take a walk to the footbridge over Saltwater Creek - our bushfire memorial has been installed today.
The sign marks the enormity of the New Year's Eve 2019 bushfire which devastated our community and razed so many homes. We hope it's a reminder to future generations of the risks of bushfire and a place of reflection for us all on Rosedale's loss and renewal.
Many people to thank – Vicki Smith for coordinating, Council’s Karlee Van der Meulen for design, Christine Shiel for the initial idea, and Celia Davey for help looking at alternatives. And thanks to Council for sharing some of the costs with us.
Saturday 22 October 2022
Despite the incessant rain, we’re now weeks into the Bushfire Danger Period. Fireys are warning of a heightened risk of fastmoving grassfires this bushfire season.
All that rain has caused rampant growth in vegetation – and it’ll dry out once the weather warms up.
So keep an eye out for these new simplified bushfire danger signs, being rolled out across Australia.
Each warning level has clear actions. See the RFS site here.
Wednesday 9 June 2022
A group of eight from the Rosedale community gathered last week to learn how to use Council’s handheld Trimble GPS data logger. Invasive species officer Paul Martin also helped us understand rabbit behaviours.
Our aim is to record the exact location and behaviours of the pests in three concurrent dusk and dawn transects of Rosedale streets. The Trimble captures the information immediately so appropriate control can happen in a timely way. Monitor and control, monitor and control...will be our mantra!
Wednesday 9 June 2022
The power of the sea...
Just look at the scar in the dunes from Knowlman Rd stormwater runoff in front of the cabins. The big seas in late Autumn deposited a very fragile seam of sand that needed stabilising with plants. See below!
Wednesday 9 June 2022
At a jovial planting session last Sunday morning we began to stabilise this part of the dune. We hope plants and their guards will direct foot traffic away and along the one path. That path also needs attention - next project.
Monday 30 May 2022
You may have noticed a new red buoy bobbing in the water off Rosedale Beach.
It’s one of 15 new SMART (Shark Management Alert in Real Time) drumlines between Surf Beach and Broulee. They're deployed offshore in daylight hours to target great white, bull and tiger sharks.
The buoy is attached to a baited hook linked to a GPS communications unit. When a shark takes the bait and puts pressure on the line, the comms unit is triggered to alert the drumline operators, who tag, relocate and release the shark.
Be alerted when there’s a shark off Rosedale - download the SharkSmart app on your phone.
For more, see this short video .