Its been a big week and I have learnt a great deal.
On Tuesday I presented an overview of the local dairy industry and its threats and potential at a local community forum of residents who were keen to get an understanding of what the Draft Illawarra Regional Growth and Infrastructure Plan meant for them and our community
I was overwhelmed. More than 10% of the community filled the local bowling club to hear the speakers, express their views and hear how they can have a voice and have their voice heard where it can make a difference and value add to the decision and policy making process
My presentation started with this slide which of course is the view from my front verandah
However I too as a householder am not immune to urban expansion.
This is the current view from my kitchen window. Note the newly cleared area under the gum trees. This time next year I will be looking a very big house.
This block of land has been sold more than 4 times in the last 15 years . The last time for over $1 million (and believe it or not there is less then half an acre of land to build on).
Life as I know it like my community is constantly changing. Its not easy to get your head around
Any way what did I have to say about our local dairy industry and its place in the world and how do we keep it profitable and sustainable and value adding to the community
I look forward to seeing our community harness the energy in the room and get the best outcomes for our little piece of paradise