Meetings, OSCA  Comments Off on OSCA AGM 2013
Apr 072013







  1. Attendance and Apologies
  2. Minutes 2012 AGM
  3. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the 2012 AGM
  4. President’s Report
  5. Vice President’s and Webmaster Report
  6. Secretary’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. Election of Office Bearers
  9. Close

Youth Arts Exhibition

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Feb 212013

The Ocean Shores Gallery, the community based not for profit pop-up gallery, located at the Ocean Village Shopping Centre, will host the exhibition of the Byron Shire Youth Arts Project, commencing from April 10 2013.


Youth Art set to stun at Exhibition Opening

Byron Shire Youth Council would like to invite you to join them at the opening night of the Youth Arts Exhibition at the Ocean Shores Community Art Gallery, Wednesday 10th April from 5.30pm for an evening of amazing Youth Art, Music and delicious food!

With lucky door prizes and the announcement of this year’s winning artworks, it is looking to be a fabulous community celebration of the talents of our local young people as a part of the celebrations for National Youth Week!

The exhibition runs for a week from Wednesday 10th April until Wednesday 17th April. If you miss the opening, make sure you drop by the Ocean Shores Art Gallery to check out the artistic talent.

Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Phoebe Lines, Youth Activities Officer on 0266267226 or phoebe.lines@byron.nsw.gov.au

The Theme for 2013
Promoting Positive Images of Young People
“Binge on Life” Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

"Binge on Life" Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles

“Binge on Life” Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles


Public Art installed around the Shire, Exhibitions & Postcards.

Get your entry form in before 25 March 2013.

Contact: Byron Shire Council Youth Activities Officer
Belle Arnold 6626 7225 or belle.arnold@byron.nsw.gov.au

byron shire councilOcean Shores Community Association

Australia Day Celebrations 2013

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Feb 142013

At The Ocean Shores Primary School – Sunday February 3rd 2013 from 4pm

Australia Day

Our postponed Australia Event was at the Ocean Shores School yesterday.  We had a great afternoon which was enjoyed by all.  Numbers were down from previous years, but participants still had to fight hard for their titles.

Brother and sister James and Sophie Ward took out the under 5’s and girl’s mullet throw. 

Sophie Ward

Sophie Ward

The boy’s winner was Aaron Mizzi. Women’s champion is Mary Ashton.

Women’s champion is Mary Ashton

Women’s champion is Mary Ashton

The men’s winner Jason Lasky broke last year’s record throw by 30 cm to make the new record 40.30 metres.

Nick Ward, 2012 winner and 2013 winner Jason Lasky

Nick Ward, 2012 winner and 2013 winner Jason Lasky

The Inaugural Australia Day Marbles competition winner is Lee Dowling.

A puppet show and puppet making classes were popular with all the pre schoolers.

Stan Ceglinsky and his band

Stan Ceglinsky and his band

Stan Ceglinsky and his band entertained with their wonderful brand of bush and folk music.

A big thank you to all who contributed to the day.

Roundhouse the epicentre of OS action

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Feb 142013

ACTIVISTS in Ocean Shores have declared 2013 as the year in which they have two major objectives realised.

Byron Council officials and OSCA members at the Roundhouse well site

Byron Council officials and OSCA members at the Roundhouse well site

The first is the preservation of the Roundhouse site for public use; the second is the development of sports fields at a Billinudgel block which Byron Shire Council has an option to buy.

“We’ve been waiting 40 years for both of these,” said Jan Mangelson, on behalf of the Ocean Shore Community Association (OSCA).

“This year they are very much on the agenda.”

First off is a meeting with council’s new general manager Ken Grange, who began in the position recently.

“We will be seeking the dedication of the Roundhouse site as a cultural precinct,” Ms Mangelson said.

The council has already knocked back moves to preserve the 1.33ha site in order to have it subdivided and sold for residential development – thereby putting a substantial figure in its coffers.

Council Plan of Subdivision

Council Plan of Subdivision

But Ms Mangelson said subdivision costs had gone up and land prices down.

Also, she said “credible witnesses say that drums of agricultural chemicals were put down a well on the site when it was a farm”.

“It’s not going to be easy to market this site for subdivision with a poisoned well on it,” she said.

OSCA wants to work with the council to create a public amenity and says it will not cost the council a penny.

“The council has $180,000 in s94 contributions that we would like to direct towards removing the chemicals from the well and turning it into an historical item of local significance,” Ms Mangelson said.

OSCA had also initiated a highly feasible business plan to erect a 22-unit motel on the site, along with an arts centre, which could be used for conferences and so on, she said.

Layout Roundhouse site

The Round House site proposal layout is for the 1.388 HA site on Orana Round, Ocean Shores, adjacent to the Ocean Shores Golf Course.

“The council would still own it but would allow it to be run by the community,” she said.

The area had no public community or cultural space, she said.New space for sports is also desperately needed in the north of the shire.

“The Shores United Soccer Club has to share one small junior soccer field at New Brighton. There are no showers or change rooms, and the club is not allowed to use recently installed lighting until later in the season,” Ms Mangelson said.

OSCA is fundraising and holding a public awareness campaign at a pop-up gallery in the shopping zone.

Published in Byron Shire News, Thursday, 7th February, 2013: