Lenka Kripac is an Australian singer and actress best known for her song "The Show", from her self-titled album Lenka. "The Show" has been used in numerous advertisements, most notably for Old Navy, as well as the Nickelodeon film Angus and Perfect Snogging and the 2011 film Moneyball. Her song "Everything at Once" was used in a Windows 8 television advertisement and in a Disney Movie Rewards commercial, her fifth studio album, was released in 2017. The daughter of Czech-born jazz trumpet musician, Jiri Kripac and Australian schoolteacher, Lenka was raised in the Australian coastal town of Bega until age seven, when her family moved to Sydney, where she received her schooling and music training, started to work as a regarded theatre actress and musician; as a teenager, Lenka studied acting at the Australian Theatre for Young People, where she trained with actress Cate Blanchett. Lenka starred in the Australian ABC-TV drama series GP as Vesna Kapek in the 1990s, she hosted Cheez TV and has guest starred in other Australian TV series, including Home and Away, Head Start, Spellbinder.
She appeared in Australian feature films The Dish and Lost Things, as well as in theatre productions. Lenka provided the vocals for 2 tracks on Paul Mac's 2005 album Panic Room; as Lenka Kripac, she was a member of the Australian electronic-rock crossover band Decoder Ring for two of their albums. She moved to California in 2007. After adopting her first name as her sole artistic name, Lenka released her eponymous debut album on 24 September 2008, with "The Show" chosen to be the first single release from the set; the album peaked at number 142 on the US Billboard 200. Her song "Everything at Once" was featured in a Windows 8 ad. Lenka creates paper art type stop-motion animated music videos for each of her singles with her husband James Gulliver Hancock, a visual artist from Australia, for a deliberately childlike effect, her vocal stylings are a juxtaposition of complicated influences. She provided vocals on two tracks on German artist Schiller's album Atemlos, released in Germany on 12 March 2010.
In 2011 she released her second album Two, inspired by her engagement and is full of romantic love songs. Despite a warm critical reception, the album failed to match the success of her debut album, with Two reaching peak chart positions of 69 and 88 on the Belgian and Swiss charts respectively, her third album Shadows appeared in 2013 after the birth of her son. Her fourth studio album The Bright Side was released in 2015 and the most featured single in this album became "Blue Skies". A remix version of the song, released on the YouTube remix channel Trap Nation, has over 30 million views on YouTube, her latest album, was released in 2017 and contains the track Heal, created in cooperation with Australian singer and author Sally Seltmann. Her most played songs on BBC are "All My Bells Are Ringing", "We Will Not Grow Old", "Everything at Once", "Don't Let Me Fall", "Trouble Is a Friend". Lenka resides in regional New South Wales, Australia. Lenka is married to visual artist James Gulliver Hancock.
She announced on 27 September 2011. In March 2012, she announced on Twitter. In 2016, she gave birth to her daughter, Etta. Lenka Two Shadows The Bright Side Attune Official website Lenka talks to Flavorpill! Interview with Lenka Lenka In SPIN's November Issue
Basin View is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of St Georges Basin. It is 25 km south of Nowra, 200 km south of Sydney. At the 2016 census, the population of Basin View was 1,554
Tathra Wharf is a heritage-listed former wharf precinct and now museum and cafe at Wharf Road, Bega Valley Shire, New South Wales, Australia. It was built from 1860 to 1862; the property is owned by the Department of Infrastructure. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999; the first wharf at Tathra was constructed around 1860-1861 and was in the form of a simple jetty projecting into the ocean. It was known as the Farmer's Sea Wharf; this structure was superseded in 1861-1862 with the erection of a new wharf built over the earlier structure. It was constructed from turpentine timber brought down from the north coast; the structure was extended in 1873, 1878, 1886, 1889 up to the turn of the century. There is a record of two sheds being erected on the early wharf of which there are no remains but drawings prepared by the Department of Public Works survive; the wharf was built in response to the need for coastal shipping after the commencement of the Illawarra and South Coast Steam Navigation Company in 1858.
The first cargo vessel to call at Tathra was in 1858. It moored offshore and the cargo was transported by small boat from a location known as Kangarutha. A store shed was constructed there in an access road a year later; the following year Kianinni was discovered to be more sheltered for loading and a store was built there. Cargo was still shipped from the beach by small boat to vessels moored in the bay. During the early period of the wharf Public Works records show that significant repairs were carried out to the wharf structure including re-piling and change of location of piles as techniques of piling improved; the changes and increase in size of the wharf can be related to increased shipping needs, larger ships visiting the wharf and the need for deeper mooring. The wharf and buildings continued to be extended after the turn of the century; the cattle and pig yards were added in 1901, the wharf was again extended in 1903 and the buildings reconstructed with the present two storey structure in 1907.
At this time a major upgrade took place with the introduction of spring-loaded wrought iron buffers to assist in the berthing of larger vessels in the difficult north-easterly seas to which the wharf was exposed. This was in conjunction with a mooring buoy to the north east of the jetty; when ships berthed at the wharf they would drop anchor to the north west of the wharf and attach a spring line from the mooring buoy and from these would spring against the buffers in front of the wharf. The position of the wharf was selected as it was the most protected position in the area from the south. Between 1907 and 1912 the wharf underwent major extensions in 8 definable stages including a sub-deck, jib crane, the addition of the cattle race, loading ramp and passenger shelter. In 1919 the passenger shelter was replaced by a single storey shed abutting the two story building; this correlated with the decline in passenger transport by sea and the concentration on freight and cargo. With the advent of road transport further decline in shipping took place.
The south coast was however one of the last areas to see the effects of other forms of transport as there was no adjacent railway line to carry bulk freight from the area to Sydney. The last ship to take freight from Tathra was in 1954. For the next twenty years the wharf was used for fishing and local vessels until its demolition was ordered in 1973; this was opposed by the local community and with support from the National Trust of Australia who launched a $200,000 appeal for its restoration, the wharf was saved through conservation work taking place through to 1988. The State Government contributed $50,000 and the federal government a further $29,000 towards conservation works. In 1978 the wharf was vested in a new Trust, the Tathra Wharf Trust, which comprises representatives of Imlay Shire Council, Bega Municipal Council and the National Trust of Australia; the restoration project was supervised by the National Trust of Australia's consulting engineer, Colin Crisp. The wharf was restored in the 1980s and reopened in 1988.
A Federal Heritage CHPP grant of $155,000 was awarded in 2002-03 for works to the wharf and reserve site. The piers and platform were replaced in 2006 using the original spotted gum or turpentine timbers, the roof was renovated at this time; the wharf buildings were damaged in a major storm in June 2016, resulting in the closure of the cafe for six months while repairs were undertaken. The 2018 Tathra bushfire left the site unaffected; the restored wharf buildings now host a cafe. The basic structure consists of timber decking and super-structure supported on timber piles to a rock sea bed to a maximum depth of 25 ft. At the inshore end the structure terminates on a stone and concrete retaining wall finishing well above mean highwater. Carried on the western half of the wharf are two timber framed structures; the original two storey shed is at the landward end and the single storey shed built about the turn of the century abuts the larger shed at the seaward side. The large timber shed. All timbers are put together with traditional metal fasteners.
Both the wharf and the sheds include robust timber construction with a high standard of craftsmanship typical of the period. The site on which the wharf stands is a small promontory which gives extended views up and down the coast but to the north; the headland is parkland with a roadway leading down to the wharf from the west and the remains of another road washed away by heavy seas but with an easier gradient leadi
George Bass was a British naval surgeon and explorer of Australia. Bass was born on 30 January 1771 at Aswarby, a hamlet near Sleaford, the son of a tenant farmer, George Bass, a local beauty named Sarah, his father died in 1777 when Bass was 6. He had attended Boston Grammar School and trained in medicine at the hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire. At the age of 18 he was accepted in London as a member of the Company of Surgeons, in 1794 he joined the Royal Navy as a surgeon, he arrived in Sydney in New South Wales on HMS Reliance on 7 September 1795. On the voyage were Matthew Flinders, John Hunter and his surgeon's assistant William Martin. Bass had brought with him on the Reliance a small boat with an 8-foot keel and 5-foot beam, which he called the Tom Thumb on account of its size. In October 1795 Bass and Flinders, accompanied by William Martin sailed the Tom Thumb out of Port Jackson to Botany Bay and explored the Georges River further upstream than had been done by the colonists, their reports on their return led to the settlement of Banks' Town.
In March 1796 the same party embarked on a second voyage in a larger small boat, which they called the Tom Thumb II. During this trip they travelled as far down the coast as Lake Illawarra, which they called Tom Thumb Lagoon, they explored Port Hacking. That year Bass discovered good land near Prospect Hill, found lost cattle brought out with the First Fleet, failed in an attempt to cross the Blue Mountains. In 1797, without Flinders, in an open whaleboat with a crew of six, Bass sailed to Cape Howe, the farthest point of south-eastern Australia. From here he went westwards along what is now the coast of the Gippsland region of Victoria, to Western Port as far as the entrance to Port Phillip, on the north shore of, the site of present-day Melbourne, his belief that a strait separated the mainland from Van Diemen's Land was backed up by his astute observation of the rapid tide and the long south-western swell at Wilson's Promontory. Bass discovered the Kiama area and made many notes on its botanical complexity and the amazing natural phenomenon, the Kiama Blowhole, noting the volcanic geology around the Blowhole and contributed much to its understanding.
In 1798, this theory was confirmed when Bass and Flinders, in the sloop Norfolk, circumnavigated Van Diemen's Land. In the course of this voyage Bass visited the estuary of the Derwent River and named by Captain John Hayes in 1793, where the city of Hobart would be founded on the strength of his report in 1803; when the two returned to Sydney, Flinders recommended to Governor John Hunter that the passage between Van Diemen's Land and the mainland be called Bass Strait. "This was no more than a just tribute to my worthy friend and companion," Flinders wrote, "for the extreme dangers and fatigues he had undergone, in first entering it in a whaleboat, to the correct judgement he had formed, from various indications, of the existence of a wide opening between Van Diemen's Land and New South Wales." Bass was an enthusiastic naturalist and botanist, he forwarded some of his botanical discoveries to Sir Joseph Banks in London. "In this voyage of fourteen weeks I collected those few plants upon Van Diemen's Land which had not been familiar to me in New South Wales," he wrote to Banks, "and have done myself the honour of submitting them to your inspection."
He was made an honorary member of the Society for Promoting Natural History, which became the Linnean Society. Some of his observations were published in the second volume of David Collins's An Account of the English colony in New South Wales, he was one of the first to describe the wombat. On 8 October 1800, George married Elizabeth Waterhouse at Westminster, she was the sister of Henry Waterhouse, Bass's former shipmate, captain of the Reliance. In January 1801 Bass set sail again for Port Jackson, leaving Elizabeth behind, though the couple wrote to each other, they did not meet again, as Bass never returned from this journey. Bass and a syndicate of friends had invested some £10,000 in the copper-sheathed brig the Venus, a cargo of general goods to transport and sell in Port Jackson. Bass was the owner-manager and set sail in early 1801. On passing through Bass Strait on his 1801 voyage he recorded it as Bass Strait, like any other geographical feature, it seems, as Flinders' biographer Ernest Scott observed, that Bass's natural modesty meant he felt no need to say "discovered by me" or "named after me".
On arrival Bass found the colony awash with goods and he was unable to sell his cargo. Governor King was operating on a strict programme of economy and would not take the goods into the government store at a 50% discount. What King did though was contract with Bass to ship salt pork from Tahiti. Food was scarce in Sydney at that time and prices were being driven up, yet pigs were plentiful in the Society Islands and King could contract with Bass at 6 pence a pound where he'd been paying a shilling previously; the arrangement suited King's thrift, was profitable for Bass. With his partner Charles Bishop, Bass sailed from Sydney in the Venus for Dusky Sound in New Zealand where they spent 14 days stripping iron from the wreck of Captain Brampton's old ship the Endeavour; this was made into axes which were used to trade for the pork in Tahiti before returning with the latter to Sydney by November 1802. In January 1803 Bas
Relative humidity is the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor to the equilibrium vapor pressure of water at a given temperature. Relative humidity depends on the pressure of the system of interest; the same amount of water vapor results in higher relative humidity in cool air than warm air. A related parameter is that of dewpoint; the relative humidity of an air–water mixture is defined as the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor in the mixture to the equilibrium vapor pressure of water over a flat surface of pure water at a given temperature: ϕ = p H 2 O p H 2 O ∗. Relative humidity is expressed as a percentage. At 100 % relative humidity, the air is at its dewpoint. Climate control refers to the control of temperature and relative humidity in buildings and other enclosed spaces for the purpose of providing for human comfort and safety, of meeting environmental requirements of machines, sensitive materials and technical processes. Along with air temperature, mean radiant temperature, air speed, metabolic rate, clothing level, relative humidity plays a role in human thermal comfort.
According to ASHRAE Standard 55-2017: Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, indoor thermal comfort can be achieved through the PMV method with relative humidities ranging from 0% to 100%, depending on the levels of the other factors contributing to thermal comfort. However, the recommended range of indoor relative humidity in air conditioned buildings is 30-60%. In general, higher temperatures will require lower relative humidities to achieve thermal comfort compared to lower temperatures, with all other factors held constant. For example, with clothing level = 1, Metabolic rate = 1.1, air speed 0.1 m/s, a change in air temperature and mean radiant temperature from 20 degrees C to 24 degrees C would lower the maximum acceptable relative humidity from 100% to 65% to maintain thermal comfort conditions. The CBE Thermal Comfort Tool can be used to demonstrate the effect of relative humidity for specific thermal comfort conditions and it can be used to demonstrate compliance with ASHRAE Standard 55-2017.
When using the adaptive model to predict thermal comfort indoors, relative humidity is not taken into account. Although relative humidity is an important factor for thermal comfort, humans are more sensitive to variations in temperature than they are to changes in relative humidity. Relative humidity has a small effect on thermal comfort outdoors when air temperatures are low, a more pronounced effect at moderate air temperatures, a much stronger influence at higher air temperatures. In cold climates, the outdoor temperature causes lower capacity for water vapor to flow about, thus although it may be snowing and the relative humidity outdoors is high, once that air comes into a building and heats up, its new relative humidity is low, making the air dry, which can cause discomfort. Dry cracked. Low humidity causes tissue lining nasal passages to dry and become more susceptible to penetration of Rhinovirus cold viruses. Low humidity is a common cause of nosebleeds; the use of a humidifier in homes bedrooms, can help with these symptoms.
Indoor relative humidities should be kept above 30% to reduce the likelihood of the occupant's nasal passages drying out. Humans can be comfortable within a wide range of humidities depending on the temperature—from 30% to 70%—but ideally between 50% and 60%. Low humidity can create discomfort, respiratory problems, aggravate allergies in some individuals. In the winter, it is advisable to maintain relative humidity above. Low relative humidities may cause eye irritation. For climate control in buildings using HVAC systems, the key is to maintain the relative humidity at a comfortable range—low enough to be comfortable but high enough to avoid problems associated with dry air; when the temperature is high and the relative humidity is low, evaporation of water is rapid. Wooden furniture can shrink; when the temperature is low and the relative humidity is high, evaporation of water is slow. When relative humidity approaches 100 percent, condensation can occur on surfaces, leading to problems with mold, corrosion and other moisture-related deterioration.
Condensation can pose a safety risk as it can promote the growth of mold and wood rot as well as freezing emergency exits shut. Certain production and technical processes and treatments in factories, laboratories and other facilities require specific relative humidity levels to be maintained using humidifiers and associated control systems; the basic principles for buildings, above apply to vehicles. In addition, there may be safety considerations. For instance, high humidity inside a vehicle can lead to problems of condensation, such
World Rally Championship
The World Rally Championship is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver, co-driver and manufacturer. The driver's world championship and manufacturer's world championship are separate championships, but based on the same point system; the series consists of 14 three-day events driven on surfaces ranging from gravel and tarmac to snow and ice. Each rally is split into 15 -- 25 special stages; the WRC was formed from well-known and popular international rallies, most of, part of the European Rally Championship or the International Championship for Manufacturers, the series was first contested in 1973. The World Rally Car is the current car specification in the series, it evolved from Group A cars. World Rally Cars are built on production 1.6-litre four-cylinder cars, but feature turbochargers, anti-lag systems, four-wheel-drive, sequential gearboxes, aerodynamic parts and other enhancements bringing the price of a WRC car to around US$1 million. The WRC features three support championships, the Junior World Rally Championship, the World Rally Championship-2, the World Rally Championship-3 which are contested on the same events and stages as the WRC, but with different regulations.
The WRC-2, WRC-3 and junior entrants race through the stages after the WRC drivers. The World Rally Championship was formed from well-known international rallies, nine of which were part of the International Championship for Manufacturers, contested from 1970 to 1972; the 1973 World Rally Championship was the inaugural season of the WRC and began with the Monte Carlo Rally on January 19. Alpine-Renault won the first manufacturer's world championship with its Alpine A110, after which Lancia took the title three years in a row with the Ferrari V6-powered Lancia Stratos HF, the first car designed and manufactured for rallying; the first drivers' world championship was not awarded until 1979, although 1977 and 1978 seasons included an FIA Cup for Drivers, won by Italy's Sandro Munari and Finland's Markku Alén respectively. Sweden's Björn Waldegård became the first official world champion, edging out Finland's Hannu Mikkola by one point. Fiat took the manufacturers' title with the Fiat 131 Abarth in 1977, 1978 and 1980, Ford with its Escort RS1800 in 1979 and Talbot with its Sunbeam Lotus in 1981.
Waldegård was followed by Finn Ari Vatanen as drivers' world champions. The 1980s saw the rear-wheel-drive Group 2 and the more popular Group 4 cars be replaced by more powerful four-wheel-drive Group B cars. FISA legalized all-wheel-drive in 1979, but most manufacturers believed it was too complex to be successful. However, after Audi started entering Mikkola and the new four-wheel-drive Quattro in rallies for testing purposes with immediate success, other manufacturers started their all-wheel-drive projects. Group B regulations were introduced in the 1982, with only a few restrictions allowed unlimited power. Audi took the constructors' title in 1982 and 1984 and drivers' title in 1983 and 1984. Audi's French female driver Michèle Mouton came close to winning the title in 1982, but had to settle for second place after Opel rival Röhrl. 1985 title seemed set to go to Vatanen and his Peugeot 205 T16 but a bad accident at the Rally Argentina left him to watch compatriot and teammate Timo Salonen take the title instead.
Italian Attilio Bettega had a more severe crash with his Lancia 037 at the Tour de Corse and died instantly. The 1986 started with impressive performances by Finns Henri Toivonen and Alén in Lancia's new turbo- and supercharged Delta S4, which could accelerate from 0–60 mph in 2.3 seconds, on a gravel road. However, the season soon took a dramatic turn. At the Rally Portugal, three spectators were killed and over 30 injured after Joaquim Santos lost control of his Ford RS200. At the Tour de Corse, championship favourite Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto died in a fireball accident after plunging down a cliff. Only hours after the crash, Jean-Marie Balestre and the FISA decided to freeze the development of the Group B cars and ban them from competing in 1987. More controversy followed when Peugeot's Juha Kankkunen won the title after FIA annulled the results of the San Remo Rally, taking the title from fellow Finn Markku Alén; as the planned Group S was cancelled, Group A regulations became the standard in the WRC until 1997.
A separate Group A championship had been organized as part of the WRC in 1986, with Sweden's Kenneth Eriksson taking the title with a Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V. Lancia was quickest in adapting to the new regulations and controlled the world rally scene with Lancia Delta HF, winning the constructors' title six years in a row from 1987 to 1992 and remains the most successful marque in the history of the WRC. Kankkunen and Miki Biasion both took two drivers' titles with the Lancia Delta HF; the 1990s saw the Japanese manufacturers, Toyota and Mitsubishi, become title favourites. Spain's Carlos Sainz driving for Toyota Team Europe took the 1990 and 1992 titles with a Toyota Celica GT-Four. Kankkunen moved to Toyota for the 1993 season and won his record fourth title, with Toyota taking its first manufacturers' crown. Frenchman Didier Auriol brought the team further success in 1994, soon Subaru and Mitsubishi continued the success of the Japanese constructors. Subaru's Scotsman Colin McRae won the drivers' world championship in 1995 and Subaru took the manufacturers' title three years in a row.
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Batemans Bay is administered by the Eurobodalla Shire council; the town is situated on the shores of an estuary formed where the Clyde River meets the South Pacific Ocean. Batemans Bay is located on the Princes Highway about 280 kilometres from Sydney and 760 km from Melbourne. Canberra is located about 151 km via the Kings Highway. At the 2016 census, Batemans Bay had a population of 11,294 with surrounding communities including Long Beach, Maloneys Beach and the coastal fringe extending south to Rosedale bringing the total population of the urban area to 16,044, it is the closest seaside town to Canberra, making Batemans Bay a popular holiday destination for residents of Australia's National Capital. Geologically, it is situated in the far southern reaches of the Sydney Basin. Batemans Bay is a popular retiree haven, but has begun to attract young families seeking affordable housing and a relaxed seaside lifestyle.
Other local industries include oyster farming, eco-tourism and retail services. The traditional custodians of the land surrounding Batemans Bay are the Indigenous Australian Yuin people of the Walbunja clan; the traditional language spoken by the Walbunja people is Dhurga. A number of sites in the region are considered culturally significant to the Aboriginal peoples. On 22 April 1770, European explorer Captain James Cook first named the bay. Cook gave no reason for the name, which may commemorate either Nathaniel Bateman, the captain of HMS Northumberland when Cook was serving as her master from 1760–62, or John Bateman, 2nd Viscount Bateman, a former Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty in the 1750s. A colonial vessel, was driven into Batemans Bay by bad weather during 1808. Local indigenous Australians attacked her crew. In 1821 Lt Robert Johnston entered the bay and explored the lower reaches of the Clyde River on board the cutter Snapper. Snapper Island within the bay is named after Johnston's boat.
Johnston returned with Alexander Berry and Hamilton Hume and they traced the river to its source. When the district was surveyed in 1828, a deserted hut and stockyards were found. Cedar getters and land clearers were in the district in the 1820s. From the 1820s through to the 1840s, the area to the Moruya River was the southernmost official limit of location for the colony of New South Wales; the Illawarra and South Coast Steam Navigation Co found the Clyde River to be navigable in 1854. Regular services by the company in the 1860s and 1870s contributed to growth of the district; the village of China Bay was surveyed in 1859. Oyster farming commenced in 1860. By 1870, there was a fleet of 40 oyster boats. A sawmill was erected in 1870; the port was proclaimed in 1885. A ferry service across the Clyde ran from 1891 until the bridge was opened in 1956. In 1942 during World War II, a trawler was attacked by a Japanese submarine between Batemans Bay and Moruya. In May 2016, an estimated 120,000 bats descended upon and swarmed the town, prompting the town to declare a state of emergency.
Due to the fact that they were flying foxes, they had to be removed using non-lethal methods, including smoke, noise and removing vegetation. The town received AUS$2.5 million. The change of population of Batemans Bay since 1881. 1881 was 266 1961 was 1,183 1981 was 4,924 1996 was 9,568 2006 was 10,845 2011 was 11,334According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 11,294 people in the Batemans Bay urban centre. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.3% of the population. 77.1% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 5.0% and New Zealand 1.5%. 88.1% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 26.3%, Anglican 24.8% and Catholic 23.4%. The median age in Batemans Bay is 53 years, compared with the Australian national average of 37 years. For people aged 60 years and above, Batemans Bay is well above the national average, has twice as many people aged 70 years or over than the national average.
Conversely, in all age demographic groups below 60 years, Batemans Bay is below national averages. This is most presented in the categories for ages 19 years to 35 years; this skewed demographic is attributed to Batemans Bay’s proximity to Canberra, from where it attracts a large number of retirees. In recent years, community concern has grown as hotels and resorts in the region have been purchased and converted to aged care and retirement living, creating a perceived threat to the town’s primary industry – tourism. In addition, the aged demographic has been said to create a culture were the towns infrastructure is geared towards the aged, resulting in a net migration away from Batemans Bay of younger families exacerbating the imbalance. In 2015, research from Nielsen revealed older people were less to support rates funding towards youth focussed infrastructure. With its stunning natural features at the forefront, an aged population, the arts and cultural scene in Batemans Bay was seen for some time as underdeveloped for a regional hub.
As the town has enjoyed a renaissance of its CBD, so too its arts and cultural landscape, with a growing and interesting calendar of events and a strong community of practicing artists. This shift is best illustrated in the announcement of 26 million dollars toward the development of an indoor aquatic and cultural centre. To be built at the Mackay Park precinct, the cultural facility will include a purpose-built exhibition and performance centre, as well as workshop and storage space that will serve the wider region’s 18 art and theatre groups. (