At the recent CCPA AGM held on 10th January 2023, the CCPA Executive Team of Bruce Bird, (President), Peter Dunn (Vice-President), David Phillips (Treasurer) and Lyn Phillips (Secretary) retired their positions after 14 years of volunteer service to the community. The CCPA membership wish to thank this team for their efforts from the very beginnings of the organisation to the very latest activities resulting in 2nd rejuvenation of sand on Wooli beach just before Christmas 2023. This has involved many hours of work liaising with the local community, Clarence Valley Council and NSW State Government agencies, including the Department of Environment & Heritage and Crown Lands to develop a plan to protect Wooli. The way in which CCPA has found a way forward has been through considered planning and collaboration with various bodies. It could be considered to provide a model for other locations dealing with the effects of coastal erosion.
A new executive has stepped up to continue with this work and to further develop strategies for the continued protection of Wooli in its unique setting within Yuragir National Park, the Solitary Islands Marine Park and Solitary Islands Marine Reserve. The incoming CCPA Executive Team is Bruce Ward (President), Paul Coves (Vice-President), Roger Goldsmith (Treasurer) and Sharon Nelson (Secretary). Sharon is also the DuneCare Wooli Co-ordinator. While DuneCare is a separate organisation from CCPA, the opportunity for liaison between these two organisations can only benefit the Wooli community and environment. The executive team are supported by an 8-member committee and general membership.