The Nangarin Vineyard Estate is a combination of prestigious homes and vineyards located approximately 3 minutes from the centre of Picton, 100kms South West of Sydney, NSW.
The estate is the region's first residential vineyard project and one of the most popular rural residential concepts in Australia. Here the rural environment is carefully protected by a community management statement controlling building style, size and materials, and the positioning of the homes on their large rural lots. Relics of the area's history have been retained and sit comfortably among the estate's community facilities. The vineyards also link Nangarin to its past - Picton being the location where wine grapes were first grown in NSW.
This web site is to inform the residents about all aspects of the estate and activities that occur within the estate. It is also meant to make non-residents aware of the unique qualities of the estate.
Bushfire awareness: (updated for 2015) This summer looks like being hot and dry. Please visit the RFS site at www.MyFirePlan.com.au which contains everything you need. This includes your bush fire survival plan and other applications. Download the most recent version of a survival plan template here!. Also here is a RFS list of current incidents within NSW where you can also enter the 2571 post code for local information. Finally NSW RFS have a series of phone apps which might be very useful for monitoring local fires, or just use the App. store to look for "Fires near us".
Executive Committee Meetings: The scheduled dates for Executive Committee meetings in 2016 are on February 3, and then the first Wednesday in April, June, August and October. The agendas will be posted here a few days before each meeting, and the meetings are held at the Nangarin Community Shed at 7:00pm. All residents are welcome to attend the EC meetings. Please review the agenda for the February 3, 2016 meeting .
The minutes from this and every ECM should be posted on the estate notice board in the BBQ area, within seven days of the meeting, and also available electronically if residents fill in the form requesting electronic copies of the minutes and the agenda. Also the minutes and the agendas are posted on the Simply Strata residents portal (StrataMax) but residents will need to contact Simply Strata to obtain login credentials.-->
As evidenced in the photos of treated areas in the Nature Corridor, Lantana is not the sole weed control issue. A current project of the Executive Committee has been to establish a Bushcare group to engage interested residents in coordinated projects to restore communal bushland. Information has been sought from experts in Council to identify plant species not endemic to our Estate, which forms part of the Cumberland Plain Woodland. Local Land Services Greater Sydney provide Landcare Grants of $5,000 to $30,000 for bushland restoration projects consistent with the National Landcare Programme and it is our intent to submit an application for the next round of grants if sufficient residents are willing to participate in Bushcare projects throughout the Estate.
Formation of a Bushcare Group will be discussed in more detail at the AGM.
Residents interested in participating in a Nangarin Bushcare Group are asked to advise Frank at Simply Strata by email: email@example.com of your interest (Name and Lot number).
NBN Pole: At the AGM there was a vigorous discussion concerning whether to proceed with the construction of an NBN pole. Currently within Nangarin with the existing ADSL2+ network, the maximum download you can expect is 7-8 Mbps and many residents experience less than one Mbps due to the copper infrastructure between the local network box and the residents. If we are to proceed with the NBN pole then we could expect download speeds of around 20-21 Mbps (3 to 20 times faster than existing speeds). For the power to proceed we require unamious support from the attending residents. It is important to fully appreciate all objections to the pole such as aesthetics and EMI radiation, as well as the benefits of having fast Internet. There were some objections to the pole however the EC is working with NBN and the subcontractor (Vision Stream) in addressing these concerns.
Newsletter: The "Grapevine" Nangarin estate newsletter is sent out approximately 2-3 times a year and contains all sorts of information including wine production, animal protection, new projects and social gatherings. From January 2008, the newsletter will be sent out via email only, and in order for you to receive the newsletter you will need to subscribe to our protected and non-spam newsletter service. Click here to signup and for more information. The most recent electronic copy was sent out in December 2015, containing all sorts of interesting information. If you missed your copy we suggest you signup for the newsletter so that you do not miss anymore copies.
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