The Dangar Island League is a formally registered entity acting on behalf of the residents of Dangar Island.
Established in 1953 as the Dangar Island Improvement League, its members are made up of residents and ratepayers. Via a nine-person volunteer committee, issues are taken up on behalf of the islanders and worked through with the relevant authorities to achieve resolution.
The objectives of the League
to further the interests of the Dangar Island community and to exercise stewardship of our environment.
championing the common interests of islanders on issues affecting our way of life;
safeguarding and promoting the enhancement of our natural environment, water-access, residential amenity and recreational resources of the island; and
ensuring that the needs of visitors and their impact on the island is recognised.
We do this by:
holding regular public meetings to allow community views on particular issues to be aired and discussed;
representing the collective views of members and influencing external bodies such as Hornsby Shire Council, Sydney Water, Electricity and other utility providers, Maritime, NSW Police, NSW Rural Fire Service etc; and
regularly communicating through the quarterly Mullet Mail and this website to provide up to date information on a range of issues.
The League elects a committee each year to coordinate and lead activities, supported if required by issue-specific sub-committees.
Maximising the membership of the League (and active participation) ensures that a broader consensus on important matters is better established, and our collective voice is stronger when seeking to influence external authorities to take into account island-specific concerns that may otherwise have been missed.
The League's constitution can be accessed here.
Dangar Island 2019 - 2020
Your 9 community representatives on the Dangar Island League come from many walks of life and parts of the island.
Among the 9 there are long term and new residents, tenants and freeholders, pet owners, environmentalists, young families, inlanders, foreshorers, those with and without boat access or mobile reception and with and without boats and cars.
We aim to create ways that bring together the diverse interests, skills, experiences and knowledge in our community.
To start this we will provide you with a survey to chart priorities, visions, ideas and concerns for the coming year.
In 2020, 1 to 2 island forums will be trialled with a diverse cross section of residents. These forums will be guided by a resident experienced in mediation to encourage new ideas and community engagement.
We invite you to join us at our committee meetings which are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The times, agendas and minutes for these gatherings will be posted onto the Dangar Island League web site 2 weeks before each meeting.
If you need to contact us on any matter before then you can speak to - Stephen Boyle, Ana Pollak, Wendy McMurdo, Brenda Hall, Joel King, Genevieve Ginty, Tim Johnson, Jann French and Brendan Gullifer.