What have we done, and what are we working on now
The group originally re-formed to fight (so far successfully) the proposed concert
venue in East Tyagarah. Our intention is to keep an eye, and organise in response
to innappropriate development, while being supportive of community member's rights
to manage their own land in harmony with the environment and their neighbors. Our current biggest challenge is the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival's plans to make a venue for multiple large events behind the service station in Tyagarah
We led the fight on behalf of Tyagarah residents to deal with the impacts of the
highway, and to draw attention to the substantial deceptions and incompetence
of the RTA. Although our activities where unsuccessfull in getting the RTA to
finish the job and put in place the noise mitigation measures they promised, our
constant pressure led to significant increases in the compensation offered to
people near the highway - especially Andersons Hill.
For a long time we managed the Tyagarah Hall, however it was not able to
cover its costs, nor was there anyone willing to put the time and energy into
looking after it responsibly so it was handed back to council in 2006.
Wildlife and Revegetation
There are several loosely coordinated landcare projects around Tyagarah, including
a wetland restoration project at Anne's on Tyagarah Road, and rainforest regeneration
on Gondwana and on Lisa & Robert's place on McInnes Lane. Lately (2003) a proposal
has been put to council on creating a more effective wildlife corridor through
We were successfull in getting National Parks and Wildlife to place signposts
at the beach and Ti tree lakes and continue to organise to ensure that women can
feel safe there. We've encouraged people to report harrassers, and the police
to take complaints seriously. Recently a harrasser was convicted, and we hope
that lesson will discourage others.