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
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
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
Adam and Claire Blakester
The group can be contacted through
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
The group are now considering what next, considering the needs
and aspirations of the emerging community of Invergowrie.
|The Argument for the dog kennels
~ The final outcome