- In the early 1970's rumours were surfacing that a caravan park and general store may be going to be built within the Rosedale vicinity.
This set off a number of concerns that building of commercial and business style enterprises may not accurately represent the wishes of the residents and effective method of discussion and consultation with the local Shire Council and other authorities was needed to be put into action or the areas natural appeal could be lost.
A public meeting of Rosedale residents was called and was attended by about 120 people. This was the birth of the fledgling Association with about 90% of Rosedale households becoming members, with the original gathering known as the Rosedale Progress Association.
Over the years the association has evolved to become a legally “incorporated” organisation (The Rosedale Association Inc). It has become a more proficient body in which to convey messages to the members, and take up issues with relevant government and corporate entities with the view to communicate the wishes of the community in which to maintain and enhance the attractiveness of the village of Rosedale.
In addition to the Annual General Meeting, we also gather and establish community opinion on major issues. These outcomes are conveyed to the Eurobodalla Shire Council, councillors, council officers, and other relevant bodies and organisations with whom the Committee deal. These organisations and individuals are also included in the RAI newsletter mailing so that there could be no hidden agendas. The intent is to keep Rosedale as an appealing place for all those people seeking a low-key simple environment, whether they be house owners, potential purchasers, tenants, or local day visitors, and help to ensure that Eurobodalla Coast continues to offer a wide choice of holiday and living environments.
Over time, Council has reacted well to the creation of our Association and has become more confident of the authenticity of the Association's representations. This is a reputation that we intend to retain even if there is occasional difference of opinion on certain matters.
The objectives of the Rosedale Association are to:
- maintain the existing environmental character of the Rosedale area
- to represent the residents and ratepayers of the Rosedale area who are members of the association, and,
- in consultation with the Eurobodalla Shire Council and other appropriate bodies and individuals, to assist in the orderly development and progress of the area.