Free. Issue 15, July 2013 Hear ye, Hear ye! Welcome to issue fifteen of Huon Crier. So far, we are having a very mild winter here in Cygnet so why not make the most of it and get out and about to enjoy our beautiful natural environment at a time of the year where you’d perhaps spend less time in the great outdoors. Even in the chilliest of winters so much still goes on in our community. What perfect weather to come and help in the community garden! And don’t forget that this is a great time to clean out your shed and sharpen tools ready for a busy spring/summer time. Happy winter to you all, best wishes, Theresa Daley. Community Notice Board Peter Dufferin Even in the age of constant contact online and by phone, there is still a huge role for the noticeboard in any community. Such a structure allows advertising of all goods and services, as well as events in the public interest and this can reach people who otherwise may not be contacted. than automatically zoned as Rural A or B, properties may be re-zoned as significant agricultural land, rural resource (the most common zoning) or environmental living. During the review of the planning scheme that is now taking place many property owners have had their land successfully rezoned to better suit their needs. Council is required to zone enough land for 15 years of projected demand, this includes both population growth and historical notes of approval. There are some areas of land currently on the border of the Cygnet Township zoned residential, these areas will be re-zoned as it is not necessary they be zoned residential but to whatever is most suitable for the property. The area of Cygnet which extends north of the B.P, to the Whispering Tree Art Gallery will be re-zoned from Mixed Zoning to Village Zoning. Village Zoning allows for both residential and business. The area behind the Cygnet Town Hall is currently zoned Reserved Business and will be re-zoned to Local Business. Community Garden in Winter In Cygnet we are lucky to have several boards, kindly provided by business owners in Mary St and the Council, but an idea is afloat that there may be room for a board run by the community for the community. Of course, practical hurdles abound – where would it be located? Who would oversee it? How would it not become a rubbish source? A discussion is needed to flesh out the idea. As ratepayers and residents of Cygnet and surrounds, we all hope that the best decisions are made for the area. Tapping in to the wisdom and experience of those in our midst could enhance the quality of life here now and into the future. Planning Scheme in a Nutshell Theresa Daley The Planning Scheme in the Huon Valley is currently undergoing some changes. Some of the more prominent changes that directly affect the area of Cygnet and surrounds are; re-zoning of elevation levels, zoning for projected growth demand, village and business zoning changes. Presently, land above 150 metres elevation is zoned as Rural B and land below 150 metres is zoned Rural A. With the new planning scheme properties of all elevations will be independently assessed for zoning identification. Rather Kate Flint There are plenty of things to keep us warm in the Cygnet Community Garden in winter. Firstly, we have a huge pile of mulch to spread and that is a lovely job because mulch is light. Usually we put it on the paths and the effect that it has on the look of makes the whole garden makes look attractive. Next there is a spot of weeding and tidying up in the polytunnel, warm and sheltered as it is. The Asian greens, such as the lime green, frilly mustard, the Japanese turnips, the Shungiku or edible chrysanthemum and the bok choy catch your eye as you enter. They are beautiful and so delicious I cannot understand why everyone doesn’t grow them all through winter as they really don’t need to be sheltered as these are and grow faster that way. The sugar snap peas got off to a rough start; something nibbled them badly but there’s time for them yet to grow. Self-sown lettuces thrive under the benches made of old bed springs. Magic! The blood and bone plus Steve Solomon’s COF mixture that we raked into the round beds has boosted the fertility and all the mass plantings are doing well. These include rocket, garlic, leeks and various brassicas. This part of the garden is a joy to work in at the moment. Sharing a cup of tea under the sunny verandah at the end of the session tops off Thursdays very nicely. Do join us any Thursday, from 10am. I thought the community noticeboard was going to be installed adjacent to the new park next to the roundabout? Was that one of those community requests that was brushed aside by the incongruous section of the Council. Huon Crier and Cinema Cygnet Fun Theresa Daley Thank you to everyone who came to the Cinema Cygnet for the wonderful film The Secret of Roan Inish. It was a really great night for one and all. I’m sure the folk in Hobart could feel the glow from the laughing and smiling radiating out from us all! Cinema Cygnet shows films that are family friendly.The films may not always appeal to children, but they are certainly not offensive or violent. Just before the film starts we spend a moment to share community announcements such as upcoming events, calls to action, resource swaps and much more. This is a great opportunity for you to mingle with friends, share great company and ideal for those new in town to join in some fun with your community. Cinema Cygnet, 7pm first Friday of the month in the Supper Room. Entry to Cinema Cygnet, held by the Arts Council, is a mere $2, homemade refreshments at interval - $3 (proceeds support Huon Crier). What a great night out for just $5! Wise Words Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. Khalil Gibran Our Question, Your Response Where’s a good spot for a community managed, community notice board? What about an online notice board so we can peruse it before trying to put on things & then find double bookings. It happens all the time it seems. Paul Fenton Rocky Bay. A Facebook Page Kate Flint Cygnet The new Bendigo Bank site for a notice board? Bob Hawkins Petchey’s Bay Steve Kilburn GIC I think anywhere in the area outside the old town hall or adjacent to the main car park area in Mary Street. This area is always frequented by both locals and visitors alike, and would have maximum exposure. The next best area is along the front of Langoona Park in front of the new toilet block. Noel Condon Cygnet Maybe it would be possible to negotiate with Saydee for a little corner of the window. Rod Macfarlan Lymington 'There's lots of empty wall space outside the main IGA which is also sheltered from the weather by a canopy. A well-made community noticeboard would enhance an empty bit of that wall space - surely the owners would agree to allow a board to be mounted on their unused wall space to help their community, especially a good looking one! Anne Elston Lymington I would be interested to know whether you've talked about having the space at the IGA community-managed. Are they resistant to this idea? What is not going up there that you'd like to have there? It would be better to have one site that works for everyone, rather than people having to go to another site as well. If there was to be another site, it would need to be out of the rain. Cr Rosalie Woodruff Lymington Huon Crier Team – Theresa Daley, Tereza Dobbin, Rod Macfarlan, Peter Dufferin, Kate Flint, Talan Atkins, Anne Elston Letters to the editor or suggestions for articles are welcome. All offerings should be no longer than 300 words and all material published will be subject to editing for good taste and good Australian. Sign up to the Huon Crier email list by visiting www.huoncrier.org. For queries, comments and contributions, contact Theresa Daley: 6297 8262 or at [email protected] Huon Crier is printed on recycled paper.
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