Dear News Of The Area,
As President of the Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens Progress Association, I’m extremely proud of the members, and non-members, who volunteered their services at the inaugural Hawks Nest Triathlon on Saturday 24th September.
The triathlon was a huge success, due in no small part to the wonderful efforts of the volunteers scattered around the course, at the registration desk and at other official duty stations. Special mention goes to the crew who worked tirelessly all day at the Progress Association’s sausage sizzle. Income raised from the sausage sizzle, as well as volunteer reimbursements, amounted to about $1000 which will go towards the many local civic improvements to which the Progress Association is committed.
Thanks also to Craig at Coles Tea Gardens for his support with catering for the triathlon volunteers and staff, and to Sharon Bultitude, Andrew Blatch and the local gang at MidCoast Council for their planning and maintenance support.
On a more disappointing note, I’m aware that some disparaging remarks have been made on the local community Facebook page about my leadership of the Progress Association and its involvement in the recent work that was undertaken by MidCoast Council on the path along Kingfisher Ave in Hawks Nest. Nobody is more disappointed and frustrated than me about the way Council has gone about “improving” the path. It’s a disgrace that Council could remove the barriers and not replace them with a suitable alternative by this time. But the Progress Association is not responsible for what’s happened. If you don’t like it, complain to Kumar Kuruupu at Council and demand urgent safety improvements.
Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens Progress Association