The AGM was held in November at the Marino Community Hall and was attended by over 50 people. It began with the lively strings of the 5049 Ukelele Group, the Fl’ukes, followed by the premieres of 2 local history mini-docos on residents who have lived most of their long lives in our area. This is part of the new 5049 His and Her Story project.
A brief annual report was given by outgoing President David Bagshaw and a financial report by Treasurer Lynda Yates. The new President David Cruikshanks-Boyd spoke briefly. There was a chance to meet a couple of local state politicians as well as many of the Marion and Holdfast Bay candidates standing for the upcoming council elections, also to catch up with neighbours, enjoy free refreshments, enter the raffle, taste and order wine for our Christmas fundraiser.
Major Achievements in 2022:
City of Holdfast Bay: Continuing productive access to senior council decision makers and Councillors. Lead Ian Young
- Seacliff Plaza – A new Amenities Block and improved Beach Access have been approved as the first stage of the Seacliff Plaza Redevelopment. Construction is planned to occur in the low season of 2023.
- After years of campaigning, the permanent Cafe at Kingston Park Reserve is finally fully committed with local legend Seller Door named as operator. Council expects the cafe to be operational in late 2023
- Slow but positive progress on and the plans for the upgrade of Kingston Park (Tulukuttangga)
- 2021 Verge planting in Kingston Park streets led and completed by Lynda Yates recognised by Green Adelaide as a great example of local greening
City of Marion: Continuing close liaison with Coastal Ward Councillor Tim Gard (but without regular access to Council Admin team in 2021/22). Lead David Bagshaw
- Upgrade of McConnell Reserve East and deferment of the decision to sell off the western portion pending further evaluation by Council concluding in Feb 2023
- The commitment by the City of Marion to the new Marino Community Hall following successful Federal and State funding. Due for completion April 2024
- Participating in the excellent City of Marion “ Marion 100” citizens forums ( 2) which were designed to hear from a diverse group on what is important for our community and to seek early input.
Seacliff Shed Eyesore Campaign Rally raised awareness of this travesty of process. Ongoing private challenges to this appalling outcome through the courts … watch this space. Lead David Cruickshanks-Boyd
Successful Neighbour Day celebrations at McConnell Reserve, as part of the long-running campaign to activate and share this unique level open space with the best views in Marino after the lighthouse! Lead Judy Dangerfield and the Friends of McConnell
Kind Neighbour Program secured significant funding to commission a purpose-built catering trailer – the “Neighbour Trailer” – to facilitate connections via mini events in the local area. Lead Judy Dangerfield/David Mollison
Several grants received from the SA Government and both Holdfast Bay and Marion Councils to support our work
Seeing and supporting the Marino Rocks Community Cooperatives successful bid to take over the Marino Rocks Cafe for the community by the community – our own Marino Rocks Social
Our Community Engagement Forums held in Feb/Mar 2022 to test and improve our methods of community engagement. This has resulted in a new Communications Task Group who are developing a new website with DIY Digital utilising a grant from City of Holdfast Bay. Lead Liz Sadler