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OCU Latest (Sept.16, 2021)


The petition has now reached 4,780 signatures, and there is new action to take. See NEW ACTION below WCPS has developed a new proposal re the OCU (OptionW)  This is set out here in a letter and main attachment to the Minister for Water and a subsequent media release For the other attachments referred to see Sydney Water’s site comparison WCPS Comments on site comparison Spreadsheet of rankings  Our Option W meets WCPS concerns and overcomes those that Sydney Water has told us about. The relative advantages of the SW option A and the WCPS option W are set out in Relative Advantages of A and W Sydney Water is to include Option W in a new Multi-criteria Analysis of potential sites and involve WCPS in the MSA process. We have already sent in proposed criteria to be used in the MCA and weightings to be given them. NEW ACTION  Here is how you can show Sydney Water your support for Option W, see the Imfor guide...

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Watch this inspiring slide show of the Wolli Creek Valley


During these difficult times in Sydney with a Covid lockdown limiting our ability to go far from home, contact with nature is something that can help us get through the stress and isolation. So the Wolli Creek Regional Park has become an even more important area for the many residents who are lucky to live in its catchment. This great slideshow from Dave Noble showcases the natural wonder of the Wolli Valley Wolli Creek Regional Park Slide Show 4KYouTube · David Noble We hope you enjoy it.  ...

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Wolli Creek Valley Winter walks


 WOLLI CREEK VALLEY WINTER WALKS - Cancelled Please note our July and August walks have been cancelled due to the NSW Gov't Covid 19 Stay at Home orders.    Sunday July 4th:  9 am - 12 noon - Bexley North to Turrella - CANCELLED This will be a leisurely Sunday morning bush walk from Bexley North to Turrella Reserve along the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. We will be starting at 9am sharp. This is a 3.5km walk designed for those who would like to see the Wolli Creek Valley at a leisurely pace. The walk will traverse a part of the Two Valley Trail (TVT), which in its entirety is a 13 km walk along the Wolli Creek and Cooks River Valleys. Your walk leaders will share their knowledge of this bushland, its cultural and environmental history, as well as information about the current issues facing the Wolli Valley and the bush regeneration (Bushcare) work the Society is undertaking.  Bookings are essential. This walk is free to Wolli Creek Society members (Membership is $10 pa for an individual & $15 for a family/household.) For non-members the cost is $10.00 per person. Numbers are limited and preference will be given to members. To register for...

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OCU petition delivered – 4000+ signatories.


Minister failed to respond to invitation to receive it in person on 13 May. Local MLAs accepted it and undertook to present to Minister. A glitch with the printout gave us 5,300 names, but with many multiples. With these removed 4,018. Currently 4061. We did performances of placard routine for 30 mins while this was going on. Video of rehearsal here. More images later....

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Wolli Creek Valley Autumn Walks


SATURDAY 29 MAY 8:00am – 12:30pm  Bexley North to Tempe  (Ute and Maggie) This will be a 5km walk from Bexley North to Tempe via the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. The walk will showcase some of the best bushland in the local area, highlighting sandstone cliffs, tall gum trees and birdlife. This is a medium-hard grade 5km walk with some sections of the trail covering uneven ground. Bookings are required and all children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings are essential. This walk is free to Wolli Creek Preservation Society members. (Membership is $10 pa for an individual and $15 for a family/household.) For non-members the cost is $10 per person. Numbers are limited and preference will be given to members. To register for this walk, email info@wollicreek.org.au To join the Wolli Creek Preservation Society go to http://www.wollicreek.org.au/about_us/support_us   Details about where to meet, and further walk information will be provided upon registration. SUNDAY 20 June 9 – 12 noon – Bexley North to Turrella (Gina and Deb) This will be a leisurely Sunday morning bush walk from Bexley North to Turrella Reserve along the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. We will be starting at 9am sharp. This is...

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OCU: volunteers needed


for street display rehearsal on Sat May 1. 30 mins of your time to make sure it will work. Contact info@wollicreek.org.au to get details. Commitment to display day itself sought separately....

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Petition hits 4,000!


Signatures at 25/4/21 stand at 4,003. A measure of just how widely this seemingly local issue has support. Thanks to all who have signed and worked to spread the message....

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OCU Campaign Update


OCU page and campaign Timeline updated. Links are http://www.wollicreek.org.au/wolli_valley/other-issues and http://www.wollicreek.org.au/wp-content/wolliupload/Timeline-for-web210401.pdf. (Links to Heritage Order application and recent letters to Ministers noted in Timeline can be found via OCU page, at bottom)....

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Wolli Creek Valley Autumn Walks


SUNDAY 25 APRIL 9am - 12.30 Bardwell Park to Tempe (Laura and Sarah) This will be a leisurely Saturday morning bush walk from Bardwell Park to Tempe along the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. We will be starting at 9am sharp. This is a 3.5km walk designed for those who would like to see the Wolli Creek Valley at a leisurely pace. This walk will traverse a part of the Two Valley Trail (TVT), which in its entirety is a 13 km walk along the Wolli Creek and Cooks River Valleys. Your walk leaders will share their knowledge of this bushland, its cultural and environmental history,  as well as information about the current issues facing the Wolli Valley and the bush regeneration (bushcare) work the Society is undertaking. Bookings are essential. This walk is free to Wolli Creek Preservation Society members. (Membership is $10 pa for an individual and $15 for a family/household.) For non-members the cost is $10 per person. Numbers are limited and preference will be given to members. To register for this walk, email info@wollicreek.org.au To join the Wolli Creek Preservation Society go to http://www.wollicreek.org.au/about_us/support_us  Details about where to meet, and further walk information will be provided upon registration. SUNDAY 29...

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Planting Day 18 April


We are seeking volunteers to help with our planting day on Sunday 18 April from 9.30am to 11.30am. This is a one off event as we have received a grant that includes funds to extend the planting area at Illoura Reserve where a previous planting day was held some years ago. Our bushcarers have continued to maintain this area and now we want to extend it. Come along and help us plant seedlings, to build on this previous planting day. Please bring your own gloves, drinking water and suitable clothing (long sleeve shirts and trousers, sturdy shoes and sun protection).  Morning tea will be provided but please bring your own mug! Children are welcome and must be supervised. They might like to bring a small watering can to help us water the seedlings that are planted.  We will meet at the end of Johnston Street Earlwood at 9.30am. It's a 10 minute walk from Bexley North Station. RSVP is essential. Numbers are limited so we need a firm commitment to attend. Please rsvp by 11 April to info@wollicreek.org.au with your name and who will be attending with you and if they are children please let us know. If you would like to help with preparing...

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Inner West Council supports Wolli Creek Regional Park


Last night (9 March) Inner West Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of our call for the Minister for Water to review Sydney Water's proposed location for its Odour Control Unit. See the InnerWest Council motion....

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Petition over 3,600; WCPS draws inconsistency of SEPP principles and OCU to attention of Ministers


For the inconsistencies see previous post. Letters to the Minster for Water and the Minister for Public Places drawing attention to them are at 210307 ltr to Pavey and 210307 ltr to Stokes....

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3,500 and rising. OCU breaches SEPP Principles


Petition signatures passed 3,500 this morning, 3 March. Planning Minister Stokes has issued a draft SEPP with five principles to guide planning of public places - the OCU breaches 4 of them and probably 5 if no. 5 could be understood. For more see 210307 SEPP and OCU v3....

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OCU petition at 3,414 on 24 Feb


This follows the beginning of our handout campaign at local railway stations - more volunteers needed!...

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Letter to Minister Pavey 19 Feb


WCPS has sent a letter to the Minister for Water Melinda Pavey again asking her to intervene to prevent the appalling OCU decision by Sydney Water being implemented. Text of letter to Pavey...

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New OCU Press Release as petition passes 3,200 on Feb 15


We have begun a rolling program of flyer handouts at various locations, following on from our letter boxing efforts. Total signatures passed 3,200 and a new press release was issued: OCUMedia release 210215. Here's a copy of the OCU DL FLYER...

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OCU Petition 3,000


The petition launched on Jan 20 has moved steadily past 3,000 today. This is a good result, but we need an overwhelming one, so let's keep at it....

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OCU Campaign


Signatures at 2,600 on 2/2/21, as more organisations alert their members. Thanks this time to National Parks Association of NSW....

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Jack Mundey Award goes to….


Canterbury-Bankstown Council has instituted an annual Jack Mundey Environment and Heritage Award and the inaugural recipient was the Society's own Peter Stevens. He says that it was really an award to the Society and the numerous people over several decades who have brought the Wolli Creek Regional Park into existence and near to completion, saving the natural heritage of the Wolli Valley....

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Campaign re Odour Control (OCU) Unit – Petition passes 2,000


Petition launched 20/01/2021; signatures at 17:30 26/01/2021: 2,012 Interim target raised to 3,000 as signatures keep rolling in.   This short video gives a summary of issues; the petition awaits your signature.    There is an article online in the St George Leader at https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7100644/petition-to-stop-sydney-water-building-odour-control-unit-at-wolli-creek-park/   WCPS is implacably opposed to Sydney Water's planned location for its OCU at Wolli Bluff  (at the entry to the TVT at the eastern end of the Valley). Occasional update information will appear here. For background and links, read more here http://www.wollicreek.org.au/wolli_valley/other-issues    ...

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