The content of this submission reflects outcomes from the discussions held at an Invergowrie Village Meeting held on Sunday 19 October 2008.

This Invergowrie Residents Submission New England Draft Development Strategy

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Residents for Rural Character
The Residents for Rural Character are a group of local Invergowrie residents that originally formed to respond to the development proposed for commercial dog boarding kennels in Adina Road.

The members of the group have changed as one member is now a Councillor with Uralla Shire Council - Mick Pearce.

The continuing members of the group are:
Joanne and Darren Skaines
Jill and Dale Harris
Phil Allen
Michelle Pearce
Adam and Claire Blakester

The group can be contacted through Joanne Skaines.
The Residents for Rural Character convened numerous community meetings in response to the proposed dog board kennels, engaged professional advice, generated media coverage, met with Council staff and Councillors and made submissions and petitions.

The final result was a win for Invergowrie residents, with Councillors deciding that the development was not in keeping with the character of the area.

Since this work the Residents for Rural Character have held community meetings about creating this website, and preparing a community submission for the New England Draft Development Strategy.

The group are now considering what next, considering the needs and aspirations of the emerging community of Invergowrie.
The Covenant for the Invergowrie area which was made when the area was first established
The Argument for the dog kennels     ~ The final outcome