Minutes May 2105

General Meeting 28th May 2015

7:30 pm Jacobs Well Community Centre


Meeting management, brief, respect views, maybe take outside of meeting

Action following Channel 9 research on hooning later in the meeting

Cancer Council morning tea. Congratulations to Lurline.

Opera in the Cane Fields, last minute bookings at www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13004E909EDF3B01


Geoff and Clemmie Bishop, Lin Riley

Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Move to adopt Elaine James

Seconder Craig Mc Vean

Those in favour adopted

 Jacobs Well and District Progress Association Vision and Mission Statement

Next steps are to incorporate into the Association Rules and review documentation to reflect our cohesive community and maintenance of our unique lifestyle. Finding very useful in assisting with decisions.

Question about a logo or design competition

Correspondence In:

Donna Gates

Active and Healthy June, July holiday program

Happy National Volunteer week

Letter from the Hon Bill Byrne, Minister for Agriculture re damage to Mangroves

Re online community guide, links on the website.

Michael Crandon

Notification of scam

Note re receipt of Letter to Des Lacy

Address in reply speech

Acting Chief Superintendent

Response from Des Lacy re police action to stop hooning

Correspondence Out:

Letter to Acting Chief Superintendent seeking advice on Police action to remove the hooning events

Treasurers Report – Lin Riley

Bank $22,298.00

Investment $17,265.00

Cash flow -$2,191.00

Move to adopt Annie

Seconder Lindy

Those in favour – adopted

Department of Justice and Attorney General, Gambling Community Benefit Fund – $35k. Closes 31 May

 Gold Coast City Council – Cr Donna Gates (Not in attendance)


Project Summary as at 26 March 2015
Project Description Status Advised Completion Actual Comment
Rubbish bins
(David Allen}
Upgrade wheelie bins to a bin that fits the village atmosphere Bins approved for installation (Ref Div 1 Jan 15 Newsletter)  30 June 15 Completion date advised by Donna at 26 March General Meeting
Community Hall Attenuation Attenuate the community hall to reduce noise levels for all users Project committed End Dec 14 End Dec 14 Positive feedback from the Social Club
Caravan Park Ablutions
(David Allen)
Upgrade Caravan Park ablutions Part of 14/15 GCCC budget  2016 Design underway for sewage system to cover current and future usage. Disposal of treated effluent an issue. On design completion an application will be made to the EPA

Cabbo Trailer Parking

Improve trailer parking for boat users and community GCCC to review opportunity to reconfigure existing parking and vehicle movement Along with reconfiguration opportunities, Horizon Shores  approached to drop or reduce the launch fee. Donna meet with Waterways Authority and raised issue
(Mic Rowland}
Jacobs Well Master Plan Development of a master plan to provide a village feel for Jacobs Well Draft plan exceeded brief and to be revisited by planners End Dec 14 Donna has provided updates on a regular basis
(Geoff Bishop, Craig McVean)
Jacobs Well Trailer Parking Improve trailer parking for boat users and communityCraig: 600 signatures re improvement of parking Donna initiated a GCCC study to determine required no of additional parks Bay Drive provides an ideal overflow for trailer parking. Hooked on Line approached to provide direction to boaties as trailer park becomes full.Should we charge a parking fee?

Petition to be submitted to Cr Gates

(Mic Rowland)
Stapylton – Jacobs Well Road Footpath 



Dave Mayo

David Allen

Footpath between Cormorant and Seaview on the northern side $100,000 from whole of Gold Coast City Council budget and $100,000 from Division 1 budget. City of Gold Coast Director of Engineering Services pursuing State 50/50 funding. Email from Michael Crandon 28 April 2015 confirmed funding in conjunction with Gold Coast. Design underway
Lighting to end of Jetty Provide lighting at end of jetty to facilitate night movements Meeting held with Michael Crandon to determine which Department has responsibility. Michael Crandon advised that Gold Coast Waterways authority should be approached.
Mike Rowland
Gate at end of Jetty Provide a gate at the end of the jetty to allow management of mooring vessels As above
Installation of a Pontoon to allow access for houseboats / cruises etc. Conceptual at this stage Requires research and planning As above
Board walk across mangroves from Harrigans to Jacobs Well Conceptual at this stage A concept to share the unique mangrove environment As above
(David Salter)
Installation of a board walk in the nature reserve Conceptual at this stage Agreement to be reached on design and location As above
{Lindy Salter}


Police Report – Jacobs Well Police Beat

Hooning letter response from Des Lacy re police response to protect the community. Discussion with Snr Sargent Andrew Godbolt, Officer in Charge at Coomera. Advice to residents was to not interact, consider an in car camera and share with police, seek alternate route, ring the Hoon Line (134666) or alternatively re Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000)

Brenda talked some more re hooning, emailing her, etc.

Hooning to be stopped via no parking signs and yellow lines. Alternative outlets for hooning activities are not likely to stop it. Subscription to police blog for daily updates. QPS Facebook best resource for info. Youth event in June: go karting and climbing. Support sought for Sr Const Hurley, via email, etc re the recent events of car chase on Gold Coast.

Support of Youth activity to the value of $200

Move to adopt David

Seconder Debbie

Those in favour adopted

 Community Events – Deb Stanton

Arts by the Sea Festival? Bronny & David have done great job to help organising because of Debbie being busy re promotion at work. Applause from the floor.

Tickets still available

Opera in the Cane Fields Status

Extension/changes planned to extend markets

Boat / Camping Sale

Movies in the Park

Environmental Sub-Committee – David Salter

Pimpama Helmore road development application may go ahead.

Council put a lot of work into planning, hydraulic testing, etc.

Behms road dust problem. Visibility is affected. Hotline to report dust problem. Member and residents are asked to report. Increase of truck traffic.

Dust may be based on silica which is a known health hazard.

Qld Gov set up new department investigating dust problems on quarries re silica, etc.

Works on Hooth road is a pipeline from Calypso bay to treatment plant

Land Care Group – Lindy Salter

Working group had a very successful working bee. Thanks to Linda, Karen and David for catering effort

Environmental Education Centre – Steve Rowell

Thanks for support in obtaining grant money from federal and council

Next animal night, 16 June at 5:00pm, “ Birds & Bush Tucker”

Biggest morning tea 12 June 9:30 – 11:30 invitation to members to attend.

Bring a plate to share.

Rocky Point Fire Brigade – Noel Haase

5 callouts  this month with a tractor fire and a caravan explosion with one occupant being hurt.

Open day Sunday 14th June 10:00 – 14:00 Members invited with other units attending. Urban truck from Beenleigh attending. Should be an exciting day. etc.

Volunteers sought from locals for quick response.

General Business

Community Variety Show at Upper Coomera $5. Bus? Once a month

  1. Mailbox in JW not being moved depending on continued usage.
  2. Abandoned trailer near phone box.
  3. About abandoned Insight development and difference to new development. Block size reputed to be 500sm. More information to be made available. Development application being considered by council.

Submission for or against development. applications can be made when it is put out for consideration.


Next Meeting – Thursday 25 June 2015 at 7:30pm at Harrigans (not Christmas in June)