Community News: May 2017

May 21 - 27, 2017: Issue 313

Articles This Week 

Front Page Issue 313

Mums For Mums Ask Us All To Go Grey This Winter: Get A Beanie And Support A Cure

The Bayview Tea Gardens 1920 to 1923 When Run By Thomas Edward And Annie Newey (Nee Costello) by Vicki Smith

Pittwater Community Forum Supports Legal Action To Restore Council - Protect Pittwater launched

RPAYC Appoints Nick Elliott As Race Director

Reflections by George Repin TURKISH CARPETS

Aquatics: Singapore Nippers Initiative Supported By Avalon Beach SLSC 

Pictures: The Surfer

Profile:  Pearl Turton  was the best, ahead of her time. She made female surfing an art form and led the charge on women being represented  by women in this sport. Later on she supported younger surfers coming up - Pearl is still keeping an eye on what's going, and loves surfing, still.

History:  A Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art Pt. I – of Places, Peoples and the development of Australian Art and Artists; Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes

Artists of the Month: May 2017 Pittwater Artists Trail Artists for 2017- some brilliant old favourites and great new Artists this year across many mediums - Group Launch Exhibition to be held in Newport, June 9 -12th

Johnson Brothers New Store Officially Opened

Johnson Bros Mitre 10 appreciate family! So what better way to celebrate the grand opening of their new Mona Vale warehouse than to host a family orientated fun day. Saturday May 20th saw Scott Cam taking part to welcome all to this FREE event. 

The traditional Aussie sausage sizzle, minions jumping castle, face painting, petting zoo and more. Plenty of prizes and giveaways, including a garden cart with $500 of garden product, $1000 to a junior sporting club with congratulations going to the Pittwater Tigers.

Biggest Congratulations goes to the Johnson Family and all their great staff- what a great local family business.

Make sure you pop in soon - this place has everything!:
73 Bassett street, Mona Vale.

Photo courtesy Bernadette Johnson McAlinden

Review Of The Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code

Have your say on the Draft Revised Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code
Public consultation is now underway on the Draft Revised Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code. The NSW RFS is seeking public comment on the proposed Draft Revised Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code.

You are invited to provide feedback on the Draft Revised Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code during the public consultation period from 15 May 2017 until 5pm on 25 June 2017.

Submissions can be made by:
accessing the online form https://form.jotform.co/NSWRFS/BFEAC
Alternatively:
By mail to:
Bush Fire Code Review
C/O Manager Community Planning,
NSW RFS Headquarters,
Locked Mail Bag 17,
Granville, NSW 2142.
Submissions must be received by 5pm on 25 June 2017.

The Draft Revised Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code can be viewed at:
NSW Rural Fire Service website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
NSW Rural Fire Service Headquarters, 15 Carter Street, Lidcombe NSW - 2141
NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Control Centres.

A public consultation package has been developed and it includes:
Draft Revised Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs),
Existing supporting documents (ie. unchanged supporting documents):
Standards for Pile Burning
Standards for Low Intensity Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Burning
Standards for Windrow Burning
Fact Sheet - Telecommunication Towers in Bush Fire Prone Areas
Threatened Species Hazard Reduction List: Part 1 – Plants 
Threatened Species Hazard Reduction List: Part 2 – Animals
Threatened Species Hazard Reduction List: Part 3 – Ecological Communities
Neighbourhood Safer Places, Places of Last Resort Guidelines
New or amended draft supporting documents:
Application Form - Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificate
Application Instructions - Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificate
Table of Certifying Authorities and Applicable Land
Bush Fire Protection for Existing Development Guidelines (Draft)
Rules and Notes for the Application of Soil Erosion Risk for the Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code
Rules and Notes for Implementation of the Threatened Species Hazard Reduction List for the Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code
Threatened Species Hazard Reduction List: Part 4 – Aquatic Biodiversity
Conditions for Hazard Reduction and Aboriginal Heritage
Fire Intervals for SFAZs and LMZs
Fire Trail Standards (under development)
Powerlines and Prescribed Burn Guidelines (subject to development)
Fire and Weed Management Guidelines (subject to development)
NB: The Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code also refers to a series of  existing Standards. These Standards can be accessed here.

If you have problems accessing the online form, contact NSW RFS:
By phone: 02 8741 5555

The public consultation period is an important opportunity for the community to have a say on the changes to the Code and we encourage you to make a timely submission.

 Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 15/5/2017 

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To contact Julian:  editor@scotlandisland.org.au

Mona Vale Village Park Playground Works

Work will start this coming week on a new playground at Mona Vale Village Park, which will include an exciting range of play equipment catering for children of all abilities.

The new playground will feature a rope tunnel, suspension bridge and musical chimes designed to encourage outdoors play and develop coordination.

Nearby playgrounds are available at Apex Park and Winnererremy Bay Parkland while the works are undertaken.

Kylie Ferguson, 
May 17, 2017

Rubber Ducks Race At Mollymook This Weekend

Monday 15 May 2017: By SLS NSW
Mollymook SLSC will be hosting its third NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) event in as many years as round two of the NSW IRB Premiership kicks off on Saturday 20 May.

With the IRB season getting underway at Caves Beach last month, reigning champions Kiama Downs SLSC showed they still have the speed, claiming the overall pointscore ahead of Caves Beach SLSC and Catherine Hill Bay SLSC.

Over 291 surf lifesavers from 26 clubs (including the Central Coast Composite Team which has five clubs) will be out to test their lifesaving skills across the two days of competition.

One of Shoalhaven’s most active surf clubs, Mollymook has years of experience in hosting national and state surf lifesaving events, most recently being the 2016 Interstate, Australian and NSW IRB Championships last winter.

Mollymook SLSC President, Rodney Austin says the club always looks forward to putting on a great spectacle.

“We’re starting to get a few carnivals under our belt and we always love hosting fellow surf lifesavers from across NSW,” Mr Austin said.

“It’s a great location for spectators as we have amphitheatre type viewing looking onto the beach so we encourage everyone to come down to watch IRB racing at its best.”

New additions to the format of IRB racing this season has strengthened the sport in particular with the inclusion of Composite Teams which saw five clubs combine from Central Coast Branch to race in the opening round at Caves Beach.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley says the region has a lot to offer.

“This is an exciting weekend of racing at Mollymook that Council is happily supporting. We are excited to have surf lifesavers from across the state come to our region and not only compete, but also enjoy the Shoalhaven’s beautiful beaches, great regional produce and hospitality. Good luck to you all,” Amanda Findley said.

Surf Life Saving NSW Sports Manager, Rob Pidgeon says no matter what carnival Mollymook SLSC host they always do a great job.

“It promises to be another outstanding weekend of IRB racing at Mollymook, and we would like to wish all competitors the best of luck,” Rob Pidgeon said.

“Despite Mollymook SLSC not having a crew entered, we’re very thankful that the club has put up its hand up once again to host such a big event. It shows how much surf lifesaving means to the Shoalhaven community.”
Racing is set to kick off at 8am on Saturday 20 May 2017 at Mollymook Beach.

Clubs racing in Round 2 of the NSW IRB Premiership:
Avalon Beach SLSC, Bungan Beach SLSC, Catherine Hill Bay SLSC, Caves Beach SLSC, Coogee SLSC, Cooks Hill SLSC, Kiama Downs SLSC, MacMasters SLSC, Manly LSC, Maroubra SLSC, Newcastle SLSC, Newport SLSC, Nobbys SLSC, North Avoca SLSC, North Cronulla SLSC, North Narrabeen SLSC, Ocean Beach SLSC, Queenscliff SLSC, Soldiers Beach SLSC, South Maroubra SLSC, Terrigal SLSC, The Lakes SLSC, Thirroul SLSC, Umina SLSC, Wamberal SLSC and Woonona SLSC.

Report on results next Issue.

Frenchs Forest & Ingleside Developments Survey

Please complete the survey linked to below to inform the member for Mackellar Jason Falinski our opinion of the planned land release at Frenchs Forest and Ingleside.

Call Out For Poets - ‘Spirit Of The Land’

Submissions are invited on the subject of the ‘Spirit of the Land’, the 3rd in a series of the popular Manly Art Gallery & Museum poetry readings. Twenty poems will be chosen by event curator Les Wicks for live-reading by the authors who will each receive $50.

The Gallery will be hosting an exhibition on the theme LAND (3 November – 3 December)  with selected works by artists who have drawn inspiration from the theme ‘LAND’… as a noun, a verb, a place, an idea, a possibility, a presence, a contested space. Landscape, headland, wasteland, landfill, landmine, landform, landed, etc. The exhibition supports and connects this region’s contemporary artists with the gallery, providing a valuable opportunity to showcase their work and to challenge their art practice through their diverse responses.

Selected poems will have explored this theme. Please advise in which suburb you live.

Submissions to be emailed to meusepress@hotmail.com  by 5pm Fri 29 Sept 2017.

The selected poets will perform their works on Sunday 5 November, 2 - 4pm

Manly Art Gallery & Museum & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly
At the reading, there will also be an open mic section.
Cost: gold coin donation (refreshments served)

Lifeline May Book Fair

Our new location at St Augustine's Federal Parade, Brookvale!
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May 2017
Friday 4pm–9pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 9am–2pm
Plenty of street parking * (some conditions may apply)

Currawong Beach Cottages

May 15, 2017
Come and unwind and reconnect with family and friends. Currawong is a great place to spend the July school holidays. 
Call now on 9974 4141 to make a booking.

NSW Green Global Awards Nominations Open

May 11, 2017: NSW Government
Do you have a history of working towards and achieving change that is good for the environment, the community and business?

The Office of Environment and Heritage is calling for nominations of individuals and organisations that show exceptional environmental and sustainability leadership.

The Green Globe Awards are NSW's biggest sustainability awards, with 10 award categories covering a range of resource, business, community and individual sustainability initiatives.

An independent judging panel reviews nominations against three key criteria:
  • leadership and innovation
  • engagement and partnership
  • outcomes and benefits.
The 2016 Green Globe Awards had a cumulative audience of nearly 1.2 million people. Among the winners were a world-first portable solar system, Australia's first and largest community solar project and a family-owned northern rivers macadamia producer. 

Scotland Island Wharves Survey

April 29, 2017: Scotland Island Residents Association

SIRA is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of residents and issues currently exiting with the aim to prepare proposals for council to improve our ability to tie up our boats.

Your information on this survey is completely anonymous (unless you choose to identify yourself at the end of the survey). SIRA greatly appreciates your support and we hope to be able to continue a good dialogue with council to complete the outstanding island wharf upgrades.

Please complete the Survey available here

Friends Of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment May 2017 Forum

Aboriginal Heritage Information
Caring for Country
7pm Monday May 29, 2017
Coastal Environment Centre
Pelican Path, Lake Park Road, Narrabeen

Come and hear about the work young Aboriginal people are doing to improve the environment. Larissa and her team will show slides and tell us about bush regeneration and site conservation works they are doing.
An Aboriginal elder will tell us about the significance of some of the Aboriginal carvings in the catchment.

RESPECT NEEDED
We hope caring people will help to spread the word about the importance of respect for the work being done by the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and show interest in the training and work experience being
undertaken by young Aboriginal people.
You could show your interest and respect by bringing a friend to the forum on May 29.

The Coastal Environment Centre is adjacent to the Narrabeen Caravan Park near where Narrabeen Lagoon joins the sea. Entry is free but we ask for a donation to cover expenses.
Make sure you get a ticket preferably by emailing Judith Bennett email@narrabeenlagoon.org.au or by phoning Judith on 9905 2135 or text 0402 974 105

The Aboriginal team erected two signs recently. One sign is near the Moon Rock area along the Slippery Dip Trail in Belrose and the other one is on Red Hill.

There is information about flora and fauna as well as about Aboriginal heritage. It is difficult to read the wording from the photograph but it is all on our website …
narrabeenlagoon.org.au/Activities/MLALC landcare.htm

The wording includes the following …
Land is fundamental to the wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal cultural heritage is viewed as the total ways of living built up by Aboriginal people for thousands of generations. Cultural heritage has been passed from one generation to the next, given by reason of birth and connection.

This land also contains unique and ecologically significant habitats including rare, low growing, hanging swamps and heaths with emergent mallee eucalypts and endangered ridge-top forests on clay rich soils.

We welcome you. In welcoming you we ask that you walk, sit, watch, listen and hear respectfully this unbroken story, the story that values and sustains the ancient heart of the Land. 


Larissa Cooper with one of the signs erected recently

DoggieRescue.com

Pet of the Week

Marilyn

AGE/SEX: 8 weeks / F
BREED: Cattle X

Marilyn and Munroe were abandoned pups. We have not seen Mum or Dad but they look mostly like cattle dogs. They are social happy dogs who have lots of energy and enjoy playing with similar aged pups. They suit an active family committed to the demands of a working breed dog and would suit families with older children. She comes with puppy vaccinations, wormed, heartworm free, with desexing and microchipped. Her adoption cost is $600.

For further details or to meet all dogs at call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email monika@DoggieRescue.com. Visit www.DoggieRescue.com to see all our dogs.www.facebook.com/doggierescue 

Abel Tasman Visits Pittwater YHA

May 17, 2017
Just another day at Pittwater YHA!
Catch the Church Point Ferry from Church Point to Halls Wharf, then enjoy a 15min walk uphill to hostel
Ph: (02) 9999 5748

Avalon Boomerang Bags

Tuesdays
11am-5pm @ sewcraft cook 
Unit 20/14 Polo Ave Mona Vale

Boomerang Bags is a bag-share initiative involving the installation of a number of ‘Boomerang Bag’ boxes throughout any given business district, shopping centre, street or market. Each box is stocked with re-useable bags for customers to borrow if they have forgotten to bring their own.



Unlike the traditional purchase-and-keep approach, Boomerang Bags are free, and local community members are responsible for returning the bags once they’re no longer required. The availability of free re-useable bags reduces the reliance of local businesses to supply bags to all customers, and encourages a mentality of re-use among local communities, thereby reducing the amount of plastic bag material entering our landfills and waterways.

So who makes the Boomerang Bags? Well, you do! Boomerang Bags are made by local communities for local communities, and are sewn from recycled and donated materials.

Get in touch if you'd like to donate materials, join us making bags, or implement Boomerang Bags in your own local area!

Successful Lake Jindabyne Initiative 

Lake Jindabyne Junior SLSC is in better shape with much need resources thanks to the combined efforts of five Sydney Northern Beaches surf clubs.

North Steyne, Queenscliff, South Curl Curl, North Palm Beach and Newport SLSCs came to the party with various donations, including nipper boards, new safety rash vests, fibreglass and soft top rescue boards, older style Ambu Manikins, face masks, a Bennett racing technology Malibu board, beach relay batons and an IRB hull and floor in good working order.

Newport stalwart Gary Cook took it upon himself to organise, coordinate and collect the donations and, with the terrific support of Newport club member Greg Randall, all items were transported to the Yabbies gear storage area. Greg made three trips to Lake Jindabyne.

Lake Jindabyne President Duane Burke and club captain Marty Firle were very appreciate of Gary's efforts and particularly those generous SNB clubs.

''We are a small club and don't have much sponsorship so to receive all these donations was just fantastic,'' Marty said.

''To receive nine rescue boards has made life so much easier for us.

''The IRB will be good, too. I still need to work out how we can get a motor and trailer. At the moment it is out of the weather and in my shed.''

In text: Gary Cook organised SNB clubs to support Lake Jindabyne Junior SLSC - SLS SNB Report AJG pic.

Warriewood Beach Clean

I love this bloke; he's at Warriewood pretty much every day doing his own private beach clean!!!



Photo and insight courtesy 
Brendan Donohoe 

World Ocean Day Palm Beach Event
Monday, June 05, 2017 at 06:00 PM
WHERE
The Pacific Club
30 Ocean Rd
Palm Beach

Rob Stokes MP, Palm Beach SLSC, the Save Our Marine Life partnership, and Jason Falinksi MP, invite you to celebrate World Oceans Day (it's technically on Thursday, but who's counting). 

Special guest speaker, Valerie Taylor AM, will share her stories as ocean explorer and filmmaker before a special screening of The Last Sea Treasure, an exploration of the Coral Sea – the cradle to the Great Barrier Reef and one of the last places on Earth where ocean giants still thrive.
Volunteers from the Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club will be manning the cash bar, so stick around, mingle, and have a drink at the end.  
  
Let me know below if you can make it. Tickets are FREE but please book today as seats are limited.

Please note: you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email then there was a glitch in the system and we will sort it out ASAP - just call my office (8484 0300), or shoot me an email (jason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.au
I will see you there! 
Jason  Falinski
MP for Mackellar

Spring Concert 2017

by Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches
 
We have an exciting announcement about our seventh annual Northern Beaches Spring Concert. Save the date -- we'll have more details and ticketing information soon!

Sponsors wanted! 
Contact us if you want to be part of this fabulous community event!

Manly Art Gallery And Museum: INFORMATION CALL-OUT: FRANK HURLEY

Searching for Frank Hurley along our northern beaches

Did you know that Frank Hurley was a very keen gardener and photographer of wild flowers?

In the lead up to a special exhibition entitled Frank Hurley – Sydney Harbour photographer: From Circular Quay to Collaroy,  MAG&M is seeking long-term residents who may have information about this famous Australian and his search for plants along the Northern Beaches, his life in Collaroy Plateau and other stories. 

The gallery is now reaching out to ask if any long-term residents know of other stories or have information about this famous Australian and his search for plants along the Northern Beaches.

Up till now Frank Hurley has been famous for his exploits in both world wars, for his journeys to the Antarctica, and through his films and photographs. This exhibition presents a wonderful opportunity for the Northern Beaches to claim him back as a local celebrity and as part of the garden history of the area.

If you have any information on Frank Hurley and his life in Collaroy Plateau – or know of anyone else who may be able to assist, please contact Katherine Roberts, Manly Art Gallery & Museum on (02) 9976 1418 orkatherine.roberts@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Photo: Wildflowers by the sea, flannel flowers at Palm Beach [Sydney] by Frank Hurley. Created/Published: between 1910 and 1962 - courtesy National Library of Australia, nla.obj-15752

Mr Hurley was once a resident of Whale Beach - visit: Frank Hurley

Australia Council Delivers More Than $7 Million For 270 Arts Projects

16 May 2017
The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced more than $7 million to support 270 projects delivered by individuals, groups and small-to-medium organisations through the first of three grant rounds for 2017.

The $7.2 million announced today includes $2.7 million to support projects by 158 individual artists; $0.9 million to support 36 groups of artists; and $3.6 million to support 76 arts organisations.

Last week the Australia Council also announced $3.2 million in funding which has been invested through Playing Australia ($2.0 million); Contemporary Touring Initiative ($577,000); Visual Arts and Craft Strategy-individuals ($445,000); and Contemporary Music Touring Program ($190,000).

Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski said this grant round was highly competitive and that he was pleased to see the new model continuing to support such a diverse range of activity and attracting a large number of new applicants.

 “The Council’s grants program supports all facets of the creative process, enabling Australian artists to undertake professional development, create new work through individual and collaborative processes, and present their work to audiences in all parts of Australia and across the globe. The findings of the Council’s third National Arts Participation Survey will be released in late June and they tell a compelling story about the role of the arts in the lives of Australians, one that reinforces the importance of this type of investment,” Mr Grybowski said.

Australia Council analysis of the February grant round reveals that:
  • 21% of funding was awarded to applicants in regional and remote areas;
  • 39% of the successful applicants had an international component to their project;
  • 33% of successful applicants to the Arts Projects programs nominated audience engagement and access and participation in the arts as the primary outcomes of their project;
  • 115 peers assessed this round, including 22% from regional and remote areas; and
  • 15% of the peer assessors identified as being culturally and linguistically diverse and 19% identified as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Two years after its launch the new grants model continues to deliver increased accessibility and flexibility, with new applicants making up 32% of the February grant round, and one in five successful applications coming from first time applicants.

Applications are assessed against one of four criteria which align with the Australia Council’s strategic goals. The applicant chooses which criteria best reflects the primary outcome of their project: creation of new work; audience engagement; access to and participation in the arts; and international profile of Australian arts.

Successful grant recipients will be published on the Australia Council website from Tuesday 16 May. 

More information can be found here about the next grant round which closes on 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017.

Successful Grants
Sharing Stories Foundation - Community Arts and Cultural Development Arts Projects Organisations: $99,500.00 01-MAY-2017  to 08-FEB-2017  MACKELLAR

Transforming Everyday Australian's Into Lifesavers

By Surf Life Saving NSW
We offer public first aid certification and CPR courses all over NSW that will empower you with vital lifesaving skills. You could help save the life of someone close to you one day. Whether you’re looking for individual training, for a family member, a community group or your entire office, we can provide the right training solution for you. You can book online a course near you or if you would rather speak directly with someone, give us a call through our public training hotline on 1300 766 257.

All training provided is Nationally recognised (RTO ID: 90394) and WorkCover Approved.

For onsite bookings please fill in our online enquiry form here. or follow the links for each course below and select your date and click on that.

*Discounted rates available for active Surf Club members - please contact the Academy Business Officer - Public Courses directly on 02 9471 8099.

USI (Unique Student Identifier) Requirements
Please be aware that from 1 January 2016, any person undertaking nationally recognised training with Surf Life Saving NSW must provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) upon enrolment.

If students do not yet have a USI, they can apply for one directly at www.usi.gov.au/create-your-usi. This is a quick and straightforward process that only takes a few minutes and should be done prior to attending training. Forgotten USI’s can also be retrieved from this webpage. Further information about the USI scheme can be found at www.usi.gov.au/about.

$80.00
The Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management combined course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge in the first aid management of asthma and anaphylaxis including the use of the adrenaline auto-injector (e.g. Epi-pen). This course is approved by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) to meet the asthma management training requirements of child care workers.
At: Belrose on:


$65.00
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.
At: Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ



$99.00
EOFY Special Price*
*Offer ends 30 June 2017

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training.
At: Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$99.00
EOFY Special Price*
*Offer ends 30 June 2017

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training. 

Participants must hold a current first aid certificate on the training day to qualify for the update course. If the certificate has expired the participant must attend a Provide First Aid Full course.
Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
This course is ideal for those who work in the education and child care industry, as well as parents and carers of young children. The Education and Care First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training, and has been endorsed by ACECQA as satisfying all education requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training.

At: Belrose, Blacktown, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Coogee, Pambula, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde
At Belrose:
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
At Belrose: Mon 5 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$150.00
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management de-vices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing causalities.
At Belrose:
Tue 6 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in the workplace. The unit applies to workers in nominated occupational first aid or management roles. 
At Belrose: Wed 7 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$450.00
3 Day Course starting on the booking date

This skill set provides a set of skills to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in a workplace environment, including the skills to provide an emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency.
This skill set meets industry requirements to perform the role and responsibilities required of an Occupational First Aider.
At Belrose: Mon 5 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

How To Request To Address Council

Residents have communicated being unable to negotiate their way around current websites to how/where they must register to address council meetings. 

The links for forms required to be filled out are on this page  

For requests to address Council at Public Forum on items NOT on the Agenda complete the Application to Address Public Forum.  

For requests to address Council on items on the Agenda, complete theApplication to Address Council.

Link Housing- Call Out To Artists

Andrew McAnulty, CEO at Link Housing said; “We are delighted to be hosting ‘What a home means to you’ again. We had a wonderful response last year and we look forward to seeing artists of all levels take part this year.”

For more information on how to enter your artwork, call Suzanne Sheerin at Link Housing on (02) 9412 5104. 
Deadline for entries is Thursday 15th June 2017.

Exhibition venue: Warringah Creative Space, 105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl. 

Exhibition Dates:
- Thursday 22nd June 10am - 4pm
- Friday 23rd June 10am - 4pm
- Saturday 24th June 10am - 4pm
- Sunday 25th June 10am - 2pm

 

Click on logo above to visit their website.

Boating Anthology Seeks Contributors

Calling all ladies who have ever been on any boat. Do you have a story to tell about a boating experience - funny? Serious? Motivational? Whatever? If you have would you like to have it published in book form as part of an anthology. There is no cost involved.
 
If you answered yes then Frances Black and Margi Law’s project is for you. They are both published authors.

Each year or so they choose a theme that they would like to write about themselves. They then assemble a group of like-minded contributors. Each person writes their own story. Frances and Margi edit and produce a published book available on Amazon. The price will be set as low as Amazon will permit.

If you want to buy a copy then you purchase one on Amazon. 

The motivation is the pleasure of writing and providing a legacy for family and community of the contributors. If you are interested in learning more please email fran@blacks.id.au

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017

May:
12th - Mother’s Day stall outside ANZ Bank, Avalon Parade, Avalon. Knitting, crafts, sewing.  8am to 4pm
13th - Bunnings Narrabeen: Sausage sizzle                                                                  8am to 3pm
19th - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital: Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing            9am to 3pm
 
June:
3rd - Stall, Pittwater Place, Mona Vale: Sewing, knitting, craft                                   9am to 3pm
10th  - Bunnings Narrabeen: Sausage sizzle                                                                 8am to 3pm
16th - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital: Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing            9am to 3pm         

Friends Of Bungan Beach Restoration

Bungan Beach's superb backdrop of bushland is being cared for by donations from the Pittwater Environmental Foundation (PEF) and the determination and hard work of local people who love this wonderful place. Volunteers and contractors remove weeds and plant native plants where natural regeneration is unlikely because of dense weeds for many years.

Can you lend a hand to Friends of Bungan? go tohttp://www.friendsofbungan.org.au/about-us/


Bushcare in Pittwater 


For further information or to confirm the meeting details for below groups, please contact Council's Bushcare Officer on 9970 1367







BUSHCARE SCHEDULES 
Where we work                      Which day                              What time 

Avalon     
Angophora Reserve             3rd Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 
Avalon Dunes                        1st Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 
Avalon Golf Course               2nd Wednesday                3 - 5:30pm 
Careel Creek                         4th Saturday                      8:30 - 11:30am 
Toongari Reserve                 3rd Saturday                      9 - 12noon (8 - 11am in summer) 
Bangalley Headland            2nd Sunday                         9 to 12noon 

Bayview     
Winnererremy Bay                 4th Sunday                        9 to 12noon 

Bilgola     
North Bilgola Beach              3rd Monday                        9 - 12noon 
Algona Reserve                     1st Saturday                      9 - 12noon 
Plateau Park                          1st Friday                           8:30 - 11:30am 

Church Point     
Browns Bay Reserve             1st Tuesday                      9 - 12noon 
McCarrs Creek Reserve       Contact Bushcare Officer     To be confirmed 

Clareville     
Old Wharf Reserve                 3rd Saturday                     8 - 11am 

Elanora     
Kundibah Reserve                   4th Sunday                      8:30 - 11:30am 

Mona Vale     
Mona Vale Beach Basin          1st Saturday                   8 - 11am 
Mona Vale Dunes                     2nd Saturday+3rd Thursday     8:30 - 11:30am 

Newport     
Bungan Beach                          4th Sunday                      9 - 12noon 
Crescent Reserve                    3rd Sunday                      9 - 12noon 
North Newport Beach              4th Saturday                    8:30 - 11:30am 
Porter Reserve                         2nd Saturday                   8 - 11am 

North Narrabeen     
Irrawong Reserve                     3rd Saturday                   2 - 5pm 

Palm Beach     
North Palm Beach Dunes       3rd Saturday                   9 - 12noon 

Scotland Island     
Catherine Park                          2nd Sunday                    10 - 12:30pm 
Elizabeth Park                           1st Saturday                     9 - 12 noon 
Pathilda Reserve                      3rd Saturday                     9 - 12 noon 

Warriewood     
Warriewood Wetlands             1st Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 

Whale Beach     
Norma Park                               1st Friday                            9 - 12noon 

Western Foreshores     
Coopers Point, Elvina Bay      2nd Sunday                        10 - 1pm 
Rocky Point, Elvina Bay           1st Monday                          9 - 12noon

May 14 - 20, 2017: Issue 312

Articles This Week 

Front Page Issue 312

One Year On: Amalgamation STILL Rejected

Palm Beach Whale Beach Association AGM President’s report 2017

Aquatics: Whale Migration Season Commences: tips on how to enjoy a whale watching experience - ORRCA Humpback Whale Migration Census Day 2017: Sunday June 25th

Pictures: Mother's Day Flowers 2017: The Chiltern Track Ingleside by Pittwater Natural Heritage Association - every season is a great season to get outdoors and enjoy our reserves and bushtracks - PNHA will be running another of their popular Birdwatching mornings on Sunday May 28th at Warriewood Wetlands - always a great opportunity to enjoy the Birds and Blooms!

Australian Youth Life Saving Team Squad: 2018 Lifesaving World Championships - NSW Youth Dominate National Selections

DIY Ideas Go Outside And Play: Creating Garden Spaces To Connect Children With Nature 

Profile:  2017-2018 Pittwater Artists Trail  - The Pittwater Artists Trail is an alliance of artists who collectively open their studios to the public on two weekends each year creating a Trail for art lovers. 

Visitors can engage with the artists, see how they work and what inspires them, buy beautiful, original artworks or perhaps enrol in one of the courses offered by a number of artists on the Trail.

The inaugural Open Studio weekend was held in 2011 and the Pittwater Artists Trail has been going from strength to strength ever since.

In 2017 - 18 the Pittwater Artists Trail will open with the Winter Exhibition on the June long weekend at the Newport Community Centre. There will be two open studio events - the second weekend in October 2017 and the second weekend in March 2018. If you are an artist who lives on the Northern Beaches, have visited the Trail and would like to apply to join please read the charter (pdf here) which provides all the details of the Trail and membership.

History:  A Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art Pt. I – of Places, Peoples and the development of Australian Art and Artists; Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes

Artists of the Month: May 2017 Pittwater Artists Trail Artists for 2017- some brilliant old favourites and great new Artists this year across many mediums - Group Launch Exhibition to be held in Newport, June 9 -12

Fire & Rescue NSW Open Day

You're invited to the Fire & Rescue NSW Open Day. We encourage you to visit us at our fire station and learn more about home fire safety in the lead-up to winter - the busiest time of year for us. Use the search below to check and find your closest participating fire station.

Where: At your local fire station (see below)
When: Saturday 20 May 2017
Time: 10am - 2pm

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will hold its annual Open Day on Saturday 20 May 2017 with fire stations across the State giving visitors a personal glimpse into Australia's busiest fire and rescue service.

More than 80,000 people will attend Open Day at their local fire station.
Open Day includes safety demonstrations, fire station tours and the chance to inspect firefighting equipment and trucks used by our firefighters when responding to fires and other emergencies. There is also an array of activities for kids.

Visitors can also speak to firefighters first-hand about fire safety in the home, including how to install and maintain smoke alarms and how to develop a home escape plan to ensure they can quickly and safely escape a fire.

Please note that some fire stations will be closed or participating at a neighbouring fire station.

AVALON Fire Station
689 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon

MONA VALE Fire Station
6 Harkeith Street, Mona Vale

NARRABEEN Fire Station
9 Ocean Street, Narrabeen

DEE WHY Fire Station
38 Fisher Road, Dee Why

UMINA Fire Station
55-59 Trafalgar Ave, Umina

BEROWRA Fire Station
9 Berowra Waters Road, Berowra

FORESTVILLE Fire Station
8 Cook Street, Forestville

MANLY Fire Station
128 Sydney Road, Fairlight

Sea Turtle Around Pittwater

C/- Pittwater Offshore Newsletter
Seen Last Tuesday at Towlers Bay, mid morning. 
Boat users  are asked to be on the lookout for a large turtle that is in our area at the moment, it would be a shame to run over it. 


Results For PBSC Fish And Chip Run To Patonga 

F&C 2017 Run 6th May 2017.
1st - Viper F16 - Tristan White / Beau White
2nd - A Class - Dick Clarke 
3rd - Hobie 16 - Rod Waterhouse / Kerry Waterhouse

Well done Tristan / Beau and to everyone who made the journey.
The wind didn't do us any favours however everyone had a nice day in the sun enjoying the famous Patonga Fish and Chips.

That's the end of organised PBSC sailing events for season 2016/2017. The next official club event is the AGM / Presentation day on the 20th May. It will be a great day with lots of food, drink and tall stories.

No doubt some members will continue to sail over the winter break so if you would like some company for a few informal fun races post on ourFacebook page. If you would like to do some training or learn how to tune your boat ...... also post there and we will have one of our experienced members put on a training day.

Trevor Gourlay‎
Palm Beach Sailing Club

 Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 15/5/2017 

click on Logo: 

To contact Julian:  editor@scotlandisland.org.au

New Directors Join Board Of SLSNSW

Thursday 11 May 2017
Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed four new board members who were recently elected at the annual meeting.

Nominations for vacant board positions were invited from members across the state with those elected determined by the 11 Surf Life Saving Branch presidents, representing the 129 surf life saving clubs in NSW.

Brian Wilcox has been elected Deputy President for two years along with Director of Lifesaving Stuart Harvey and Director of Member Services Trent Thomas. Amanda Higgerson was elected Director of Education for a one year term, after the resignation of the current director mid-term.

SLSNSW President, David Murray congratulated the newly elected board members and thanked the outgoing Directors for their years of volunteer service and significant contributions to Surf Life Saving in NSW.

“The four Directors have put enormous amounts of time and effort into their roles and the organisation is in a stronger place due to their stewardship,” David Murray said.

“I would personally like to thank them on behalf of our membership for the dedication they’ve brought to furthering our movement.”

Director of Lifesaving, John Restuccia said farewell after 12 years at the helm where he transformed the operational landscape particularly with the introduction of the Emergency Response System, the digital radio network and growing the numbers of Duty Officers across the state.

Outgoing Deputy President Kerry Clancy from Sawtell was the first female to join the board when she was elected six years ago. A strong supporter of grassroots members, Kerry ensured the interests of country clubs were considered as important as the larger metropolitan clubs, particularly in the area of surf sports and junior activities.

Director of Education Dr Dean Dudley resigned from his position in early 2017 after significant successes in developing and enhancing the delivery of first-class education and training to the membership over five years.
Glenn Langley was Director of Member Services for four years and provided direction and leadership on initiatives such as the Quality Club Program which supports clubs to strive for continual improvement in all areas of their operations.

The newly-elected Directors come into their roles with vast collective experience and are from a variety of backgrounds which will all contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation in the future.

Trent Thomas has been a member of Maroubra SLSC since 2000 and was Vice President from 2011 to 2014. He is the current Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch Director of Member Services and was recognised by Volunteering NSW and Surf Life Saving NSW with Volunteer of the Year awards in 2013.

Stuart Harvey has vast Surf Life Saving experience which began in 1976 when he joined Copacabana SLSC as a nipper. Since then, Stuart has made a significant impact on Surf Life Saving on the Central Coast, in particular as Branch President, a position he has held since 2009.

Amanda Higgerson joined Tacking Point SLSC in 2008 and was the Director of Education for seven years. Amanda has 38 years’ teaching experience in primary, secondary and tertiary education and is a part-time university lecturer.

Brian Wilcox has been a surf lifesaver since 1994 and has held various positions on club and branch executives for the last 22 years, including Lower North Coast Branch President since 2012.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming the new board members and we’ll be working closely together to expand on the excellent contributions made by the outgoing directors,” David Murray concluded.

Call Out For Poets - ‘Spirit Of The Land’

Submissions are invited on the subject of the ‘Spirit of the Land’, the 3rd in a series of the popular Manly Art Gallery & Museum poetry readings. Twenty poems will be chosen by event curator Les Wicks for live-reading by the authors who will each receive $50.

The Gallery will be hosting an exhibition on the theme LAND (3 November – 3 December)  with selected works by artists who have drawn inspiration from the theme ‘LAND’… as a noun, a verb, a place, an idea, a possibility, a presence, a contested space. Landscape, headland, wasteland, landfill, landmine, landform, landed, etc. The exhibition supports and connects this region’s contemporary artists with the gallery, providing a valuable opportunity to showcase their work and to challenge their art practice through their diverse responses.

Selected poems will have explored this theme. Please advise in which suburb you live.

Submissions to be emailed to meusepress@hotmail.com  by 5pm Fri 29 Sept 2017.

The selected poets will perform their works on Sunday 5 November, 2 - 4pm

Manly Art Gallery & Museum & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly
At the reading, there will also be an open mic section.
Cost: gold coin donation (refreshments served)

Invitation To Community Forum: Protecting Pittwater - Where To From Here?

The forced amalgamation of Pittwater Council was just the beginning of massive changes proposed for our area.

We’ve already seen plans for 3,400 new homes at Ingleside, a new height limit of six-storeys for the redevelopment of Mona Vale (currently on hold) and trees cut down in Mona Vale Park for a B-Line bus stop.

However, there’s so much more that we don’t know about:
  • What impact will the new government body - the Greater Sydney Planning Commission – have on Pittwater?
  • How will development approvals be carried out?
  • Are our Crown Lands, tree canopies and open spaces safe?
  • How can we recover our local Pittwater Council?
  • What is the best way forward to protect this special place for future generations?
These are some of the questions we urgently need answered.

PROTECTING PITTWATER - Where To From Here?
Pittwater RSL
82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale
Tuesday 16th May
7pm-9pm

Speakers
Bob Grace - former Pittwater Councillor
Corinne Fisher - founding convenor Better Planning Network
David Shoebridge - NSW Greens MLC 


Pittwater Perfection For Autumn Regattas

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) hosted the Lion Island Race, the Beneteau Cup and the Autumn One Design and Sports Boat Regatta on Saturday, May 13th, ensuring Pittwater was alive with action.

Blackmores Development Meeting Decision

At council's Development Unit meeting of Thursday, May 11th, in regard to 20 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood NSW 2102 - Modification of consent N0116/06 for construction of an administration and packaging facility for Blackmores Limited it was decided that the Development Officer’s recommendation be endorsed and construction be granted development approval under the delegated authority of the Development Unit and subject to the draft conditions of consent and the following amended and additional conditions of consent:

Amended
B43 Noise emission from the use of the development including hard stand activities, vehicle movements, mechanical plant and the like shall not provide noise levels that exceed 5dBA above the background noise or the modified amenity noise level (whichever is more stringent) when measured from the nearest residential receiver location 19 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood as per the NSW EPA’s Industrial Noise Policy (INP). The
background noise level is to be measured in absence of noise from the subject development.

Noise levels shall comply with the requirements of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act and not provide noise that is deemed “offensive”. Operation of the facility is to be carried out in general accordance with the Blackmores Warriewood – Noise Management Plan produced by Acoustic Dynamics, including noise monitoring undertaken
on a yearly basis to confirm compliance with the above noise criteria.

Additional
B45 The concrete truck manoeuvring apron on the southern side of the building and adjacent to Jubilee Avenue is not to be used for any loading/unloading activities.

B46 Truck movements to and from the site, including within external areas on site shall only occur between the hours of 7.00am to 10.00pm Monday to Saturday (no truck movements anytime Sunday).

Frenchs Forest & Ingleside Developments Survey

Please complete the survey linked to below to inform the member for Mackellar Jason Falinski our opinion of the planned land release at Frenchs Forest and Ingleside.

Manly Art Gallery And Museum: INFORMATION CALL-OUT: FRANK HURLEY

Searching for Frank Hurley along our northern beaches

Did you know that Frank Hurley was a very keen gardener and photographer of wild flowers?

In the lead up to a special exhibition entitled Frank Hurley – Sydney Harbour photographer: From Circular Quay to Collaroy,  MAG&M is seeking long-term residents who may have information about this famous Australian and his search for plants along the Northern Beaches, his life in Collaroy Plateau and other stories. 

The gallery is now reaching out to ask if any long-term residents know of other stories or have information about this famous Australian and his search for plants along the Northern Beaches.

Up till now Frank Hurley has been famous for his exploits in both world wars, for his journeys to the Antarctica, and through his films and photographs. This exhibition presents a wonderful opportunity for the Northern Beaches to claim him back as a local celebrity and as part of the garden history of the area.

If you have any information on Frank Hurley and his life in Collaroy Plateau – or know of anyone else who may be able to assist, please contact Katherine Roberts, Manly Art Gallery & Museum on (02) 9976 1418 orkatherine.roberts@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Photo: Wildflowers by the sea, flannel flowers at Palm Beach [Sydney] by Frank Hurley. Created/Published: between 1910 and 1962 - courtesy National Library of Australia, nla.obj-15752

Mr Hurley was once a resident of Whale Beach - visit: Frank Hurley

Local Nurses Applauded On International Nurses Day

12 May 2017
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today thanked and applauded local nurses and midwives on International Nurses Day.
 
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on May 12 each year, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, and recognises the invaluable contribution nurses and midwives make in caring for others in need.
 
“Our local nurses and midwives are community heroes”, Rob Stokes said today.
 
“It takes a unique type of person to work in nursing – highly skilled, compassionate, dedicated and emotionally strong.
 
“We’re all likely to depend on nurses at different stages in our lives and we should never take for granted the diversity of roles they perform.
 
“Nurses and midwives are the pillars of our entire health system and do an amazing job under emotionally challenging and often unpleasant circumstances.
 
“Today is our opportunity to reflect on their incredible efforts and say thank you,” Rob Stokes said.

Nominations Open For Top Nurses And Midwives

12 May 2017: NSW Minister for Health. The Hon. Brad Hazzard
Outstanding nurses and midwives will be recognised for their tireless work with nominations now open for the fifth annual Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard today marked International Nurses Day by encouraging anyone who knows of a top nurse or midwife to nominate them.

“I encourage community members, patients and colleagues to put forward any nurse or midwife working in the public health system who has made a real difference to the lives and experiences of their patients,” said Mr Hazzard.

“The NSW Government is right behind our nurses and midwives, expanding the workforce by an extra 6280 since March 2011 – representing a 14 per cent increase.

“We now employ a record 49,900 nurses and midwives and I want to personally thank each and every one of them for their tireless dedication and compassion.

“We have also recruited a record 2200 nursing and midwifery graduates this year, a quarter of them in rural and regional NSW.”

The NSW Government has committed $120 million in 2016-2017 for 900 additional nurses, doctors, allied health and other hospital staff to support the increasing patient demand for health services.

Another $9.8 million has been committed to recruiting 65 more specialist nurses and midwives and 30 clinical support officers for nurses and midwifery services.

NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross also paid tribute to the state’s nurses and midwives.

“I wholeheartedly thank our nurses and midwives for providing quality, patient- centred care and making a difference for people in our communities,” Ms Cross said.

Nominations close on Friday 9 June 2017 and can be made atExcellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards for 2017

Proposed Changes For Outdoor Advertising To Provide Greater Clarity And Improve Road Safety

10.05.2017: Departmental Media Release - Department of Planning and Environment
Proposed changes to planning rules for outdoor advertising and signage will provide greater clarity and see roadside trailer advertising outlawed to improve road safety and reduce driver distractions.

The Department of Planning and Environment’s Deputy Secretary for Planning Services, Marcus Ray, said the proposed changes, which will be supported by guidelines, will provide greater certainty and clarity to councils, communities and advertisers.

“The safety of our road users is vital. These proposed legislative changes will ensure a consistent and up-to-date approach is in place for assessing outdoor advertising in transport corridors in NSW,” Mr Ray said.

“Changes will be made to ensure that advertising in transport corridors is permissible with consent, typically by the Planning Minister, and terms and definitions used in the State Advertising and Signage policy will be updated.

“Making advertising in transport corridors permissible with consent will make further funding available so that transport agencies can deliver public benefit programs, such as road safety improvements, better public transport services and improvements to public amenity.”

“In response to ongoing concerns over the safety and spread of trailer based advertising, the policy would also be amended to outlaw advertising on parked trailers on a roadside.

“This will reduce the potential for driver distraction and eliminate the risks posed by their growing use.

“The regulation amendment would introduce $1500 fines for individuals and $3000 for businesses who advertise on trailers parked on roads, footpaths, nature strips and road shoulders.”

Councils will continue to decide whether advertising is permitted on land outside transport corridors such as building advertisements.

Consent will also be required for displaying signage on trailers parked on most private land that can be viewed from a road.

The Department of Planning and Environment is inviting feedback on the proposed changes and submissions can be made until 30 June 2017.

To view the proposals or make a submission visitwww.planning.nsw.gov.au/advertisingandsignage

Friends Of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment May 2017 Forum

Aboriginal Heritage Information
Caring for Country
7pm Monday May 29, 2017
Coastal Environment Centre
Pelican Path, Lake Park Road, Narrabeen

Come and hear about the work young Aboriginal people are doing to improve the environment. Larissa and her team will show slides and tell us about bush regeneration and site conservation works they are doing.
An Aboriginal elder will tell us about the significance of some of the Aboriginal carvings in the catchment.

RESPECT NEEDED
We hope caring people will help to spread the word about the importance of respect for the work being done by the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and show interest in the training and work experience being
undertaken by young Aboriginal people.
You could show your interest and respect by bringing a friend to the forum on May 29.

The Coastal Environment Centre is adjacent to the Narrabeen Caravan Park near where Narrabeen Lagoon joins the sea. Entry is free but we ask for a donation to cover expenses.
Make sure you get a ticket preferably by emailing Judith Bennett email@narrabeenlagoon.org.au or by phoning Judith on 9905 2135 or text 0402 974 105

The Aboriginal team erected two signs recently. One sign is near the Moon Rock area along the Slippery Dip Trail in Belrose and the other one is on Red Hill.

There is information about flora and fauna as well as about Aboriginal heritage. It is difficult to read the wording from the photograph but it is all on our website …
narrabeenlagoon.org.au/Activities/MLALC landcare.htm

The wording includes the following …
Land is fundamental to the wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal cultural heritage is viewed as the total ways of living built up by Aboriginal people for thousands of generations. Cultural heritage has been passed from one generation to the next, given by reason of birth and connection.

This land also contains unique and ecologically significant habitats including rare, low growing, hanging swamps and heaths with emergent mallee eucalypts and endangered ridge-top forests on clay rich soils.

We welcome you. In welcoming you we ask that you walk, sit, watch, listen and hear respectfully this unbroken story, the story that values and sustains the ancient heart of the Land. 


Larissa Cooper with one of the signs erected recently

Scotland Island Wharves Survey

April 29, 2017: Scotland Island Residents Association

SIRA is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of residents and issues currently exiting with the aim to prepare proposals for council to improve our ability to tie up our boats.

Your information on this survey is completely anonymous (unless you choose to identify yourself at the end of the survey). SIRA greatly appreciates your support and we hope to be able to continue a good dialogue with council to complete the outstanding island wharf upgrades.

Please complete the Survey available here

Surf Safety Vital For New Migrants

Friday May 12th, 2017 - By Surf Life Saving NSW
Surf lifesavers treated new arrivals to Australia with a hands-on beach safety experience at Sydney’s Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club on Thursday.

Students from City East Community College took a keen interest in learning about their local coastal environment, identifying rips, swimming between the flags and safety on rock platforms.

The club’s inaugural Beach Safety Day, delivered in partnership with the City East Community College in Bondi Junction and Surf Life Saving NSW, included 67 new migrants from countries including China, Russia, Iraq, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Hungary and India.

On hand to deliver this important information were local surf lifesavers along with Department of Primary Industries and recreational fishing representatives who gave the students some practical advice on how to stay safe at the beach or on rock platforms. Support was also provided by the Illawarra Blackspot program staff.

The initiative is one of many delivered by Surf Life Saving which aims to reduce the number of drownings and educate the community about how to stay safe on the coast.

Surf Life Saving NSW Community Education Project Officer Joanne Massey says acquiring basic surf safety skills is vital for people who have recently arrived in Australia.

“The program we have in place with the City East Community College allows new migrants to come down to coastal locations and learn about water and beach safety. They can see first-hand some of the dangers on our beaches by going through the program with volunteer lifesavers,” Ms Massey said.

“As the participants’ English skills are usually weak, we focus on teaching them five key safety messages and if they have fun while doing it then it’s a bonus.”

City East Community College Teacher Edwina Hart says the day delivered some very positive outcomes and they look forward to holding similar familiarisation days in the future.

“We’re so grateful for Surf Life Saving to have hosted this program because it’s paramount for our students who are all newly arrived migrants and refugees. Many of them come from landlocked countries so to have the practical experience where they’re learning about beach safety is really important.”

“We teach them a small amount of beach safety within our settlement program but to get this first-hand experience at one of their local beaches and from surf lifesavers is amazing.”

Similar days are earmarked to run for additional groups later in the year to ensure that everyone in the community can fully enjoy Sydney’s beach lifestyle, irrespective of their background.


RAHS Autumn Book Fair

The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) is hosting an Autumn Book Fair held at History House over three days from Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 May. Visit during the hours of 11am and 3pm and browse a large selection of new and pre-loved history books in the historic reception rooms.

If attendees purchase a copy of Dr Lesley Muir’s recently published Shady Acres: Politicians, Developers and Sydney’s Public Transport Scandals 1872-1895, they will receive the ‘Time Traveller’s Trail’ of Macquarie Street, Sydney – a series of 12 images of this historic precinct from the mid-late 19th Century (while stocks last).

Shady Acres is an investigation into political corruption, developer donations and the impact of powerful lobby groups on the design and construction of Sydney’s metropolitan railway and tramway network in the 19th century. To purchase ‘Shady Acres’ online click here.

The RAHS will also be giving away a set of four posters of historical images from the RAHS library (while stocks last) for each customer, so get in early. All money raised will go towards the RAHS library fund.

When: Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 May, 11am to 3pm
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@rahs.org.au

Speaker Connect
The History Council of NSW is expanding its popular Speaker Connect program to take place throughout the year.

We aim to organise one talk each month to connect emerging and established history professionals with community and local government organisations across New South Wales.

Whether an exciting and thought provoking talk about Australian history, or a professional development workshop geared toward the practice of history, our Speaker Connect program will give both organisations and individuals the chance to further their professional skills and raise the profile of history.

Manly Arts Festival 2017

SEE exhibitions + events     
HEAR music + talks + tours  
PLAY workshops                  
OPEN studios
Artist market 

This year we’re coming together to celebrate 24 years of the Festival and the magic of creativity in Manly and beyond. A broad range of exciting events featuring prominent musicians, visual artists and dance performers in a host of different venues from creative studios to Manly Art Gallery & Museum and the Warringah Creative Space will ignite the region.

Since 1994 the Manly Arts Festival has grown into one of the State’s leading community-based arts festivals. Each year, arts and cultural organisations in the region and Council, supported by local businesses, join forces to develop a creative and entertaining program of events for residents and visitors.

CALL-OUT for ARTISTS
Invitation to be part of the Manly Arts Festival
8 - 24 September 2017

Artists, musicians, performers, arts organisations and the community are invited to participate in the festival by running their own events to celebrate the creative activity on the Northern Beaches area.  Venues such as galleries, cafes, restaurants, surf clubs, community centres and other spaces are also invited to host and/or organise arts-related events during the Festival.  This year’s Festival will be held across the Northern Beaches from 8 – 24 September 2017 and will include: 

Visual Arts exhibitions and events
Music events
Literary and theatre events
Film events
Dance and Performance events
Youth events
Creative Workshops
Children’s events

The Manly Arts Festival is a celebration of the achievements, dedication and innovation of the Northern Beaches creative community.  Local artists are able to participate by organising arts-related events across the Northern Beaches. 

The Manly Arts Festival is created by the community for the community - a two week extravaganza of arts events. Artists and members of the community come together by supporting each other through entrepreneuring and administering arts events, attending arts events, providing venues for artists and organisations and providing sponsorship and in-kind support for the Manly Arts Festival.

The Manly Arts Festival is managed by Rachel Carroll. Rachel wants to hear from all artists and arts/cultural organisations and potential venues interested in running their own events for a highly focussed program throughout the Northern Beaches. If you have any questions about how to be involved or you would like to propose an event or activity, phone Rachel Carroll on - 0466 486 352 and fill out the form on the Apply Here link below.

DEADLINE: MONDAY 22 MAY 2017 - APPLY HERE


Lifeline May Book Fair

Our new location at St Augustine's Federal Parade, Brookvale!
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May 2017
Friday 4pm–9pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 9am–2pm
Plenty of street parking * (some conditions may apply)

Sydney’s Northern Beaches Cares For Palliative Care With Support For Cancer Council NSW Campaign

‘I Care For Palliative Care’ campaign urges Government to take action on palliative care staff shortage

WHAT: I Care For Palliative Care campaign launch
DATE: Tuesday 16 May 2017
TIME: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start
VENUE: Dee Why RSL Club
ADDRESS: 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why 

Local Cancer Council NSW volunteers are making an urgent call to the NSW Minister for Health to end the shortage of specialist palliative care services across the state.

On Tuesday 16 May at 7:30pm, the Northern Suburbs Cancer Action Network (NSCAN) will launch Cancer Council NSW’s I Care for Palliative Care campaign at the Dee Why RSL Club.

Local MPs will attend to hear stories from the community, including MP for Wakehurst and Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard, and new MP for Manly, James Griffin.

Currently, there are not enough palliative care doctors and nurses to meet the needs of the NSW community. NSW needs 10 more full time palliative care physicians, at a minimum, to be brought in line with national palliative care recommendations. 

NSW falls behind every other state and territory when it comes to the number of palliative care nurses per head of population, with Cancer Council NSW identifying that NSW needs 129 more full time palliative care nurses to bring us up to the standard of the rest of Australia. To ensure Aboriginal people can access the care and support they need, Cancer Council NSW is also calling for culturally appropriate palliative care for Aboriginal people. 

Liz Hing, Chair of the Northern Suburbs Cancer Action Network said, “We believe that when someone has a terminal illness, they deserve the best possible palliative care, whenever and wherever it is needed. Palliative care means people can keep doing the things they love for as long as possible and that families can make the most of the time they have left. 

“It is saddening to think that many people in NSW are unable to access specialist palliative care and support because there just aren’t enough staff to support them. We know that the current palliative care doctors and nurses do a wonderful job, but they are stretched to meet demands across the state.

“Palliative care services are an essential part of the care of the terminally ill, and of the families who support them, and we need more of them.”

Specialist palliative care allows people with advanced cancer to maintain their quality of life in a way that is meaningful to them. It is provided by a multidisciplinary team including specially qualified and experienced doctors and nurses and caters for physical, practical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families and carers. 

The NSW Government has acknowledged, in its state action plan for palliative care, that there are gaps in specialist palliative care services in regional, rural and remote areas of NSW, and for Aboriginal people. 

“The NSW Government must take action now to close the gap in current palliative care services, and prepare for the increased demand for these services, as more people across the state are affected by chronic illnesses,” continued Mrs Hing.

Community members across the Northern Beaches can support the I Care for Palliative Care campaign by signing the pledge for Minister Hazzard to end the palliative care shortage: 

NSW Green Global Awards Nominations Open

May 11, 2017: NSW Government
Do you have a history of working towards and achieving change that is good for the environment, the community and business?

The Office of Environment and Heritage is calling for nominations of individuals and organisations that show exceptional environmental and sustainability leadership.

The Green Globe Awards are NSW's biggest sustainability awards, with 10 award categories covering a range of resource, business, community and individual sustainability initiatives.

An independent judging panel reviews nominations against three key criteria:
  • leadership and innovation
  • engagement and partnership
  • outcomes and benefits.
The 2016 Green Globe Awards had a cumulative audience of nearly 1.2 million people. Among the winners were a world-first portable solar system, Australia's first and largest community solar project and a family-owned northern rivers macadamia producer. 

Charity Golf Day 2017

N E W  D A T E!
Friday 19th May 2017 
Bayview Golf Club
After a postponement due to recent heavy rains, our Golf Day is back on track on a new date.
If you've already registered, we'll be in touch with you directly. If you'd like to sign up, we'd love to have you join us. For all the details, see below.

Join us at beautiful Bayview Golf Club for a morning of golf and fun with lunch to follow. 
Golf experience optional! A great day out for men and women of all skill levels!

Format: 4- ball Ambrose / Shotgun start
Teams of four: Register your own team or join one of ours

Golf + Lunch package: $150 per person includes:
18 holes golf (Ambrose format)
Morning tea - Snack/drinks cart - Gift bag- Two course lunch

Golf only: $100
Lunch only: $60

To register:
Hand your completed form and payment details to an UNB Rotary club member 
OR drop it at Bayview Golf Club reception during business hours
OR post it to: The Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches, P.O. Box 321, Mona Vale N.S.W. 1660
OR scan it and send it as an email attachment to:golfday@rotaryuppernorthernbeaches.org

For more details, email Simon at golfday@rotaryuppernorthernbeaches.org


Amendments To Pittwater Local Environmental Plan

Proposed amendments are summarised as follows.
Amendment 1 – Clarifies a height control in Warriewood Valley that only applies to certain streets.
Amendment 2 – Specifies height limits for detached dual occupancies, rural workers dwellings and granny flats.
Amendment 3 – Amends the height limit on one property (individual letter to be sent)
Amendment 4 – Deletes a clause relating to Warriewood Sewerage Treatment Plant. This clause was deleted from the 1993 LEP but was put into the 2014 LEP as an error by the Department
Amendment 5 – Amends mapping relating to one property (individual letter to be sent)
Amendment 6 – This amendment is proposed to be removed from the planning proposal due to commentary already received from Roads and Maritime Services (Mona Vale Road Upgrades). It applied to one property.
Amendment 7 – Inserts higher detailed maps for Elanora and Newport commercial centres to better specify height limits. No actual changes to height limits.
Amendment 8 - Amends one clause relating to building on the foreshores
Amendment 9 – Allows an additional permitted use for ‘access structures ancillary to a dwelling’ to be constructed over land zoned for road widening. Portions relating to Mona Vale Road will be removed from the planning proposal due to commentary already received from Roads and Maritime Services (Mona Vale Road Upgrades). (individual letters to be sent)
Amendment 10 - Amends land zoning of Council land in Warriewood from R3 Medium Density Residential to RE1 Public Recreation (land has come into Council ownership – creekline corridor).
Amendment 11 – Removes a property from the land acquisition map. (Land has come into council ownership)
Amendment 12 – Changes the minimum lot sizes for three properties in Warriewood. (individual letters to be sent)

The current Pittwater Local Environmental Plan 2014 (PLEP 2014) was a translation of the previous Pittwater Local Environmental Plan 1993. However during the translation and implementation of the new plan, a number of minor errors were identified. A number of other ‘house-keeping’ matters to improve the plan have also been identified and are included within the proposal. This planning proposal intends to rectify those errors and improve the operation of the plan.

Read details of the changes:

Make a submission
• online  
• mail marked 'Minor Amendments Pittwater LEP' to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660.

For any enquiries contact the Strategic Planning Team (Mona Vale) on 9970 1111.

Submissions close 22 May 2017

Transforming Everyday Australian's Into Lifesavers

By Surf Life Saving NSW
We offer public first aid certification and CPR courses all over NSW that will empower you with vital lifesaving skills. You could help save the life of someone close to you one day. Whether you’re looking for individual training, for a family member, a community group or your entire office, we can provide the right training solution for you. You can book online a course near you or if you would rather speak directly with someone, give us a call through our public training hotline on 1300 766 257.

All training provided is Nationally recognised (RTO ID: 90394) and WorkCover Approved.

For onsite bookings please fill in our online enquiry form here. or follow the links for each course below and select your date and click on that.

*Discounted rates available for active Surf Club members - please contact the Academy Business Officer - Public Courses directly on 02 9471 8099.

USI (Unique Student Identifier) Requirements
Please be aware that from 1 January 2016, any person undertaking nationally recognised training with Surf Life Saving NSW must provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) upon enrolment.

If students do not yet have a USI, they can apply for one directly at www.usi.gov.au/create-your-usi. This is a quick and straightforward process that only takes a few minutes and should be done prior to attending training. Forgotten USI’s can also be retrieved from this webpage. Further information about the USI scheme can be found at www.usi.gov.au/about.

$80.00
The Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management combined course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge in the first aid management of asthma and anaphylaxis including the use of the adrenaline auto-injector (e.g. Epi-pen). This course is approved by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) to meet the asthma management training requirements of child care workers.
At: Belrose on:


$65.00
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.
At: Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Wed 10 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 17 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 20 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ



$99.00
EOFY Special Price*
*Offer ends 30 June 2017

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training.
At: Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Wed 10 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 17 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 20 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$99.00
EOFY Special Price*
*Offer ends 30 June 2017

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training. 

Participants must hold a current first aid certificate on the training day to qualify for the update course. If the certificate has expired the participant must attend a Provide First Aid Full course.
Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Wed 10 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 17 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 20 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
This course is ideal for those who work in the education and child care industry, as well as parents and carers of young children. The Education and Care First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training, and has been endorsed by ACECQA as satisfying all education requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training.

At: Belrose, Blacktown, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Coogee, Pambula, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde
At Belrose:
Wed 10 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
At Belrose: Mon 5 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$150.00
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management de-vices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing causalities.
At Belrose:
Fri 12 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 13 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Tue 6 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in the workplace. The unit applies to workers in nominated occupational first aid or management roles. 
At Belrose: Wed 7 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$450.00
3 Day Course starting on the booking date

This skill set provides a set of skills to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in a workplace environment, including the skills to provide an emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency.
This skill set meets industry requirements to perform the role and responsibilities required of an Occupational First Aider.
At Belrose: Mon 5 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

DoggieRescue.com

Pet of the Week

Munroe


AGE/SEX: 7 weeks / F
BREED: Cattle X
Marilyn and Munroe were abandoned pups. We have not seen Mum or Dad but they look mostly like cattle dogs. They are social happy dogs who have lots of energy and enjoy playing with similar aged pups. They suit an active family committed to the demands of a working breed dog and would suit families with older children. She comes with puppy vaccinations, wormed, heartworm free, with desexing and microchipped. Her adoption cost is $600.  

For further details or to meet all dogs at call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email monika@DoggieRescue.com. Visit www.DoggieRescue.com to see all our dogs.www.facebook.com/doggierescue 

How To Request To Address Council

Residents have communicated being unable to negotiate their way around current websites to how/where they must register to address council meetings. 

The links for forms required to be filled out are on this page  

For requests to address Council at Public Forum on items NOT on the Agenda complete the Application to Address Public Forum.  

For requests to address Council on items on the Agenda, complete theApplication to Address Council.

Link Housing- Call Out To Artists

Andrew McAnulty, CEO at Link Housing said; “We are delighted to be hosting ‘What a home means to you’ again. We had a wonderful response last year and we look forward to seeing artists of all levels take part this year.”

For more information on how to enter your artwork, call Suzanne Sheerin at Link Housing on (02) 9412 5104. 
Deadline for entries is Thursday 15th June 2017.

Exhibition venue: Warringah Creative Space, 105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl. 

Exhibition Dates:
- Thursday 22nd June 10am - 4pm
- Friday 23rd June 10am - 4pm
- Saturday 24th June 10am - 4pm
- Sunday 25th June 10am - 2pm

 

Click on logo above to visit their website.

Boating Anthology Seeks Contributors

Calling all ladies who have ever been on any boat. Do you have a story to tell about a boating experience - funny? Serious? Motivational? Whatever? If you have would you like to have it published in book form as part of an anthology. There is no cost involved.
 
If you answered yes then Frances Black and Margi Law’s project is for you. They are both published authors.

Each year or so they choose a theme that they would like to write about themselves. They then assemble a group of like-minded contributors. Each person writes their own story. Frances and Margi edit and produce a published book available on Amazon. The price will be set as low as Amazon will permit.

If you want to buy a copy then you purchase one on Amazon. 

The motivation is the pleasure of writing and providing a legacy for family and community of the contributors. If you are interested in learning more please email fran@blacks.id.au

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017

May:
12th - Mother’s Day stall outside ANZ Bank, Avalon Parade, Avalon. Knitting, crafts, sewing.  8am to 4pm
13th - Bunnings Narrabeen: Sausage sizzle                                                                  8am to 3pm
19th - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital: Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing            9am to 3pm
 
June:
3rd - Stall, Pittwater Place, Mona Vale: Sewing, knitting, craft                                   9am to 3pm
10th  - Bunnings Narrabeen: Sausage sizzle                                                                 8am to 3pm
16th - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital: Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing            9am to 3pm         

Friends Of Bungan Beach Restoration

Bungan Beach's superb backdrop of bushland is being cared for by donations from the Pittwater Environmental Foundation (PEF) and the determination and hard work of local people who love this wonderful place. Volunteers and contractors remove weeds and plant native plants where natural regeneration is unlikely because of dense weeds for many years.

Can you lend a hand to Friends of Bungan? go tohttp://www.friendsofbungan.org.au/about-us/

May 7 - 13, 2017: Issue 311

Articles This Week 

Front Page Issue 311: 

Narrabeen Lagoon State Park Expansion - from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes MP for Pittwater

A Week In The Life Of A Wildlife Rescuer - Part 2 by Lynleigh Grieg

Protect Pittwater Community Forum: 7 P.M. Tuesday May 16 At Pittwater RSL - What impact will the new government body - the Greater Sydney Planning Commission – have on Pittwater? How will development approvals be carried out? How can we recover our local Pittwater Council?

New mental health services a boost for Northern Beaches residents: Local Member Jason Falinski announced six new Australian Government-funded mental health and suicide prevention services at the Community Care Northern Beaches in Mona Vale this week

Surf Lifesaver Treats Rock Fall Victim at Palm Beach: Nick Sampson, one of our resident volunteers reminds us skills learnt in surf clubs save lives elsewhere and that SLS NSW offers First Aid Courses to the public

News From The Nesting Box May 2017: THEY’RE BACK! by Lesley Stevens, Pygmy Possum Liaison Officer, Rocky Point Bush Care Group

Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta Confirmed For 2018 by Stephen Collopy, RPAYC

Avalon Beach SLSC And Avalon Surfing Mums Biggest Morning Tea with a “bring a teacup with a story” theme: Donations still welcomed - find out more - Photos courtesy Christine Hopton OAM - Report and Photos by Leanne Austin, 2017

MC38's Winter Pointscore Series Commences on Pittwater, hosted by RPAYC - reports by Lisa Ratcliff

Lifesavers Launch Into IRB Season 2017: by Surf Life saving NSW Bungan, Newport and Avalon Beach SLSC's among finalist placers in Round 1 - report includes great action pictures by Richard Black and Richard Cole, President Avalon Beach SLSC

NSW Lifesavers Announced in Australian Squad -  Newport SLSC Representatives for 2018 Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide

Reflections by George Repin: THE ROMAN THEATRE AT ASPENDOS

Aquatics: Inaugural Lifeline Classic An Investment In Waves Of Hope For Everyone's Loved Ones

Ludlites Love Utopia: Tim Hixson and Sally Mayman two Avalon photographers and members of the Ludlites group are currently exhibiting work at Bondi pavilion as part of the Head On Photography Festival. This year the Ludlites are proudly supporting the work of the Arrow Foundation, in keeping with the theme of Utopia - creating a better world. All profits from the opening event on May 7th will be donated to the foundation.

Pictures: Pittwater Visions by Dave Whiteman - Past Profile, Artist of the Month as one of our great photographers, and regular Contributor with insights about events that happened around here, Dave Whiteman paid a visit to the area last week, something the gentleman does regularly, and sent through some absolute Visions captured through his camera and great eye.

Artists of the Month: May 2017 Pittwater Artists Trail Artists for 2017- some brilliant old favourites and great new Artists this year across many mediums - Group Launch Exhibition to be held in Newport, June 9 -12

Profile: United and Undaunted The RAN Clearance Divers- William (Bill) Fitzgerald OAM, formerly of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance  Divers shares insights on the evolution of the Australian Defence Force's specialist divers and his time at the Pittwater Annex, Clareville when this changed from a torpedo testing unit to a diver's training facility

History:  A Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art Pt. I – of Places, Peoples and the development of Australian Art and Artists;  The Pittwater Estuary

Jan Roberts To Speak At Mona Vale Library: Heritage Festival Focus

LOCAL VOICES. 
A Heritage Festival Event - Wednesday 10 May, 2-3pm
Join Dr Jan Roberts, research historian, publisher and author, who will deliver a talk on the life and achievements of one of our local identities Maybanke Anderson. Maybanke was a feminist, writer and educationist who lived in Bayview for many years and wrote a published history of Pittwater in 1920.

Wednesday 10 May, 2 - 3pm
Mona Vale Library 
Free
Afternoon tea provided 
Bookings: 9970 1600 

 Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 1/5/2017 

click on Logo: 

To contact Julian:  editor@scotlandisland.org.au

Palm Beach & Whale Beach Association Inc. 2017 AGM

Notice of the 99th Annual General Meeting
on Tuesday 9th May, 2017 at 7.00 pm at Club Palm Beach

Speaker: Dick Persson AM

Preliminary AGENDA

Welcome by the President: Dr. Richard West
Apologies
Confirmation of the minutes of the 2016 AGM
These minutes have been previously approved by the Committee

Business arising from the minutes
Treasurer’s report: Doug Maher, and the tabling for signature of the Annual Statement to Department of Community Affairs by the Public Officer.
President’s Report
Election of Office Bearers 
An updated Agenda will be issued closer to the date.


Invitation To Community Forum: PROTECTING PITTWATER - Where To From Here?

The forced amalgamation of Pittwater Council was just the beginning of massive changes proposed for our area.

We’ve already seen plans for 3,400 new homes at Ingleside, a new height limit of six-storeys for the redevelopment of Mona Vale (currently on hold) and trees cut down in Mona Vale Park for a B-Line bus stop.

However, there’s so much more that we don’t know about:
  • What impact will the new government body - the Greater Sydney Planning Commission – have on Pittwater?
  • How will development approvals be carried out?
  • Are our Crown Lands, tree canopies and open spaces safe?
  • How can we recover our local Pittwater Council?
  • What is the best way forward to protect this special place for future generations?
These are some of the questions we urgently need answered.

PROTECTING PITTWATER - Where To From Here?
Pittwater RSL
82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale
Tuesday 16th May
7pm-9pm

Speakers
Bob Grace - former Pittwater Councillor
Corinne Fisher - founding convenor Better Planning Network
David Shoebridge - NSW Greens MLC 


Wear Orange Wednesday

On WOW Day, Wednesday 10 May 2017, wear orange and take the time to say thanks to our State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers.
The NSW SES and NRMA Insurance will be painting NSW orange on 10 May 2017 to show their support of NSW SES volunteers.

More than 9000 dedicated SES volunteers in NSW give their personal time to respond to emergencies across the state, 24 hours a day.

Schools, shops, towns and workplaces across NSW will be joining the fun and showing their support by decorating their spaces orange.

Get involved, take a selfie and upload to your social media account with the hashtag #thankyouSES

NSW SES is a volunteer-based organisation that provides emergency assistance to the people of NSW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is the approximately 9,000 volunteers across the state that make this possible.

We are the lead agency for flood, storm and tsunami in NSW. We manage responses to these emergencies and help communities prepare through planning and education. We often support other emergency services in a variety of emergency response roles. We also provide specialist capabilities including general land rescue, vertical rescue, road-crash rescue, driver reviver and alpine search and rescue.

NSW SES Volunteers come from all walks of life, bringing with them many different skills, interests and backgrounds. They are united by the purpose of supporting their communities in times of need.

Pittwater Mens Probus Club May 2017 Speaker

Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 11AM
The Secrets of Warren Buffet
Paul Tieck will talk about the “Wizard of Omaha”, the legendary investor Warren Buffett. Paul took a special trip to Nebraska to hear the great man present his annual report.

Five Minute Speaker
John Harston. His topic is William Armstrong (Later Lord Armstrong) an outstanding Engineer across the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Structural Engineering despite being trained as a lawyer.

Pittwater Mens Probus
Our Probus club is an association for active members of the community, and for those no longer working full time, to join together in clubs for a new lease of life.

Its basic purpose is to advance intellectual and cultural interests amongst adult persons; to provide regular opportunities to progress healthy minds and active bodies through social interaction and activities, expand interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends.

Our club membership is for men only, however partners are welcome at our social events and activities including our monthly guest presentation following each meeting.
Visitors Welcome

Monthly Meetings
Our monthly meetings are followed by a guest presentation that will interest our members. Meetings conclude at 12noon followed by an optional lunch at the Golf Club. Partners are invited to attend the presentations.

Find out more here: probus.pittwater.org.au

$20,000 For Suicide Prevention On The Northern Beaches

03 May 2017
Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies today announced $20,000 in NSW Government funding to expand Lifeline Northern Beaches’ Accidental Counsellor Training program, which raises awareness about suicide.

“Suicide is one of the most alarming issues in Australia today, having a devastating impact on families, loved ones and the community.

“This practical, ‘first aid’ styled course will help members of the community ‘recognise, respond and refer’ support when someone is at risk of suicide.
“As a government we know we must take a multi-dimensional approach to suicide and self-harm prevention. We are committed to doing this by building partnerships between Government, NGOs and the community to connect people at-risk of suicide with the treatment and support they need,” Mrs Davies said.

Mrs Davies was joined by Liberal candidate for Manly, James Griffin, Lifeline Chairman John Brogden and, Lifeline Northern Beaches Chief Executive Officer, David Thomas.

Mr Brogden said this funding means many more students and community leaders will be provided with lifelong skills and techniques in situations where suicidal feelings may be present.

“This funding also means Lifeline can also provide this evidence-based course to 15 secondary schools over the coming 12 months, in addition to several local surf lifesaving, football and rugby clubs,” Mr Brogden said.

Mr Griffin welcomed the additional funding in support of the Northern Beaches community, saying the program had the potential to make an enormous difference.

“Every suicide is a tragedy and has a profound effect on the entire community. The additional Government funding will make a difference to our lives, by equipping the local community with skills to build awareness and prevention,” Mr Griffin said.

The NSW Government is committed to tackling this important issue and has a range of suicide prevention initiatives in place to reduce the rate of suicide across NSW.

If you are at risk of suicide or self-harm please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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Lifeline Northern Beaches Accidental Counsellor Training

Have you ever found yourself supporting someone with a mental health issue or in a crisis situation, by accident?
The Accidental Counsellor program draws on the expertise of our organisation’s proven crisis handling skills and presents them in a 4 hour workshop. The program equips people to RECOGNISE when others are struggling, to RESPOND appropriately with confidence, and to REFER them to the best place for help.

Lifeline Northern Beaches will be holding Accidental Counsellor training sessions on the following dates in 2017. The cost of the course is $150 per person for those who wish to do the course and the upcoming dates it is available are.

Wednesday  10th May 2017 -1pm-5pm:https://www.trybooking.com/250608
Saturday   17th June  9am-1pm:               
Tuesday  18th July 1pm-5pm:              https://www.trybooking.com/250628
Wednesday 16th Aug  9am-1pm:       
Tuesday 19th Sept  1pm-5pm:              https://www.trybooking.com/250637
Wednesday 11th Oct  9am-1pm:              https://www.trybooking.com/OGUC
Thursday 9th Nov  1pm-5pm:              https://www.trybooking.com/250647
Saturday 25th  Nov 9am-1pm:               

Graduates of Lifeline Northern Beaches’ Accidental Counsellor program frequently reflect on how effective they find the teaching, especially the scenarios, in helping them to initiate the often-awkward conversations they have previously avoided.

For more information or to register for a session, please contact training@lifelinenb.org.au


Wellness4Roki
Sunday May 21: At Avalon Beach SLSC

We are on an incredible healing journey with Roki. So many wonderful therapies are paving his way to recovery, so many people offer up their skills and time to help heal our boy. We can’t think of a better way than to share some of these healing therapies with the community in a Wellness Day and at the same time raise some much needed funds for Roki’s ongoing therapies at home and overseas.

We have booked both rooms in the beautiful Avalon Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday May 21, one room will run Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi classes and the bigger room will have all the wellness therapists offering their skills under one roof. This wonderful day will not be possible without the help of the many talented wellness therapists & teachers. Please have a look at the list of wonderful people below who have all offered their time and skills to help our boy.

Spoil yourself, your loved ones and come in join us in a wonderful community event to support our boy on his journey to wellness. Book someone special a session or class for Mother’s Day.

Bookings will be taken at the door if there are any left to fill. Please note when booking online there is a long list of tickets as each time slot has a ticket. Take your time and scroll to the one you think will help you.
Roki thanks you!

List of practitioners on the day: 
1. Yoga: Denby Sheather
2. Naturopathy: Jane Miles
3. Kinesiology: Emma Sternberg 
4. Reflexology: Jackie Skinner 
5. Chiropractic: Dr Samuel Garner
6. Chiropractic: Jason Whealing
7. Crystal Healing: Terri Lovell
8. Astrology Reading: Simone Sutton 
9. Acupuncture: Rachel Pavitt-Rumery
10. Kinesiology: Robyn Smith 
11. Remedial Massage: Joy Wyton
12. Tai Chi & Reiki: John Fryer
13. Yoga & Pilates: Tracy Turner 
14. Yoga: Helen Storey 
15. Psychic readings: Alainah Beck 
16. Kids yoga & Kitarnist for Denby’s classes: Maria Sleight 
17. Dance Yourself Happy: Lizzy Williamson 
18. Facials: Dianah Chorlton 
19. Head and Shoulder Massage: Joe De Sensi 
20) Hot stone massage hands and feet: Janine Nichols 
21) Juniper organic facials: Jayne Shepherd

Newport Breakers News

4 WINS!
Glorious Sunshine shone on our club as waves of Newport players put on 4 wins for MO DAY and Glassie's retirement.

Results were:
1sts (Clark Cup)          : won 20- 17
2nds (Farrant Cup)     : won 40 -21
Colts (Nicholson Cup) : won 43 - 0
3rds (Campbell Cup)   : won 31 - 7
 
So it was a hugely successful day for our remembrance of Moape Ravuvu, culminating in a Fijian Feast up at the clubhouse.

Glassie had a great final game and it was good to have MO's brother play for us too.

The support team of strappers, bar staff, cooks and ground preparers put on a legendary effort - you know who they all are.

Just one sadness - a soft tissue lower back injury to Nick De Klerk - hope you are better soon mate - and also Trent Matthes who broke his ankle at Epping.


Next Events (more home games coming up)...
Hawkesbury Valley join us on 13th May for "Back to Breakers Day" which is when we will have reunions of past Premiership winning teams.

Training is now in full swing
Training is at 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Come and enjoy it!
Just turn up or you can also register your interest in playing by emailing Matt at registrar@newportrugby.com.au

2017 Newport Breakers Player Registration
Newport Breakers 2017 Player Registrations are also open.
2017 is gearing up to be a massive year for the Breakers with 4 teams representing this club with over 54 years of proud rugby history.

Matt Wellings is the Club Registrar for 2017. You can register your interest in playing by emailing Matt at registrar@newportrugby.com.au.

More information on registrations for 2017 can be found on the 2017 PLAYER REGISTRATION page. 

Newport Breakers Rugby Club 2017 Fixtures and Events Calendar
The Newport Breakers fixtures and events for 2017 have been locked in.
This is going to be an exciting season with plenty of home games; as well as away games close to home. 

Lets show all our opposition in 2017 that a home match at Porters Reserve IS the best game day experience anywhere in Sydney by getting down to support the Blue and White. Also let's show the opposition that our supporters DO travel and follow us to away games as well.

So you know what's coming up you can add all of the Newport Breakers Events for 2017 to your own calendar by downloading this file: Newport Breakers 2017 Season Calendar

2017 Who we will play and where
CLUB                         HOMEGROUND       ADDRESS
Barker Old Boys         Turramurra               Eastern Rd,Turramurra
Brothers Roseville        Chase Oval               Cardigan St, Roseville Chase
Epping                         Somerville Oval       Blaxland Rd, Epping
Hawkesbury Valley McQuade Park       Tebbutt St, Windsor
Newport                         Porter Reserve        Burke St, Newport
Old Ignatians                 Rude Park                Blaxland Rd, Ryde
Redfield Old Boys         Redfield College        855 Old Northern Rd, Dural
St Ives                         Hassall Park                Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

Kick off times throughout the season (until the last round on Aug 12) are as follows...

3rd Grade (Campbell Cup) -  11.40 am
Colts (Nicholson Cup)        -  12.45 pm
2nd Grade (Farrant Cup)   -   2.00 pm
1st Grade (Clark Cup)        -   3.15 pm

Our Coach for 2017
Adrian Langford (Piggy) will be our Club Coach in 2017 assisted by Teri Lee. He is a long term member of the club, having played over 250 games and has coached at least 3 teams to winning premierships.

Find out more at: www.newportrugby.com.au

Sydney’s Northern Beaches Cares For Palliative Care With Support For Cancer Council NSW Campaign

‘I Care For Palliative Care’ campaign urges Government to take action on palliative care staff shortage

WHAT: I Care For Palliative Care campaign launch
DATE: Tuesday 16 May 2017
TIME: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start
VENUE: Dee Why RSL Club
ADDRESS: 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why 

Local Cancer Council NSW volunteers are making an urgent call to the NSW Minister for Health to end the shortage of specialist palliative care services across the state.

On Tuesday 16 May at 7:30pm, the Northern Suburbs Cancer Action Network (NSCAN) will launch Cancer Council NSW’s I Care for Palliative Care campaign at the Dee Why RSL Club.

Local MPs will attend to hear stories from the community, including MP for Wakehurst and Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard, and new MP for Manly, James Griffin.

Currently, there are not enough palliative care doctors and nurses to meet the needs of the NSW community. NSW needs 10 more full time palliative care physicians, at a minimum, to be brought in line with national palliative care recommendations. 

NSW falls behind every other state and territory when it comes to the number of palliative care nurses per head of population, with Cancer Council NSW identifying that NSW needs 129 more full time palliative care nurses to bring us up to the standard of the rest of Australia. To ensure Aboriginal people can access the care and support they need, Cancer Council NSW is also calling for culturally appropriate palliative care for Aboriginal people. 

Liz Hing, Chair of the Northern Suburbs Cancer Action Network said, “We believe that when someone has a terminal illness, they deserve the best possible palliative care, whenever and wherever it is needed. Palliative care means people can keep doing the things they love for as long as possible and that families can make the most of the time they have left. 

“It is saddening to think that many people in NSW are unable to access specialist palliative care and support because there just aren’t enough staff to support them. We know that the current palliative care doctors and nurses do a wonderful job, but they are stretched to meet demands across the state.

“Palliative care services are an essential part of the care of the terminally ill, and of the families who support them, and we need more of them.”

Specialist palliative care allows people with advanced cancer to maintain their quality of life in a way that is meaningful to them. It is provided by a multidisciplinary team including specially qualified and experienced doctors and nurses and caters for physical, practical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families and carers. 

The NSW Government has acknowledged, in its state action plan for palliative care, that there are gaps in specialist palliative care services in regional, rural and remote areas of NSW, and for Aboriginal people. 

“The NSW Government must take action now to close the gap in current palliative care services, and prepare for the increased demand for these services, as more people across the state are affected by chronic illnesses,” continued Mrs Hing.

Community members across the Northern Beaches can support the I Care for Palliative Care campaign by signing the pledge for Minister Hazzard to end the palliative care shortage: 

Friends Of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment May 2017 Forum

Aboriginal Heritage Information
Caring for Country
7pm Monday May 29, 2017
Coastal Environment Centre
Pelican Path, Lake Park Road, Narrabeen

Come and hear about the work young Aboriginal people are doing to improve the environment. Larissa and her team will show slides and tell us about bush regeneration and site conservation works they are doing.
An Aboriginal elder will tell us about the significance of some of the Aboriginal carvings in the catchment.

RESPECT NEEDED
We hope caring people will help to spread the word about the importance of respect for the work being done by the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and show interest in the training and work experience being
undertaken by young Aboriginal people.
You could show your interest and respect by bringing a friend to the forum on May 29.

The Coastal Environment Centre is adjacent to the Narrabeen Caravan Park near where Narrabeen Lagoon joins the sea. Entry is free but we ask for a donation to cover expenses.
Make sure you get a ticket preferably by emailing Judith Bennett email@narrabeenlagoon.org.au or by phoning Judith on 9905 2135 or text 0402 974 105

The Aboriginal team erected two signs recently. One sign is near the Moon Rock area along the Slippery Dip Trail in Belrose and the other one is on Red Hill.

There is information about flora and fauna as well as about Aboriginal heritage. It is difficult to read the wording from the photograph but it is all on our website …
narrabeenlagoon.org.au/Activities/MLALC landcare.htm

The wording includes the following …
Land is fundamental to the wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal cultural heritage is viewed as the total ways of living built up by Aboriginal people for thousands of generations. Cultural heritage has been passed from one generation to the next, given by reason of birth and connection.

This land also contains unique and ecologically significant habitats including rare, low growing, hanging swamps and heaths with emergent mallee eucalypts and endangered ridge-top forests on clay rich soils.

We welcome you. In welcoming you we ask that you walk, sit, watch, listen and hear respectfully this unbroken story, the story that values and sustains the ancient heart of the Land. 


Larissa Cooper with one of the signs erected recently

Scotland Island Wharves Survey

April 29, 2017: Scotland Island Residents Association

SIRA is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of residents and issues currently exiting with the aim to prepare proposals for council to improve our ability to tie up our boats.

Your information on this survey is completely anonymous (unless you choose to identify yourself at the end of the survey). SIRA greatly appreciates your support and we hope to be able to continue a good dialogue with council to complete the outstanding island wharf upgrades.

Please complete the Survey available here

RAHS Autumn Book Fair

The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) is hosting an Autumn Book Fair held at History House over three days from Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 May. Visit during the hours of 11am and 3pm and browse a large selection of new and pre-loved history books in the historic reception rooms.

If attendees purchase a copy of Dr Lesley Muir’s recently published Shady Acres: Politicians, Developers and Sydney’s Public Transport Scandals 1872-1895, they will receive the ‘Time Traveller’s Trail’ of Macquarie Street, Sydney – a series of 12 images of this historic precinct from the mid-late 19th Century (while stocks last).

Shady Acres is an investigation into political corruption, developer donations and the impact of powerful lobby groups on the design and construction of Sydney’s metropolitan railway and tramway network in the 19th century. To purchase ‘Shady Acres’ online click here.

The RAHS will also be giving away a set of four posters of historical images from the RAHS library (while stocks last) for each customer, so get in early. All money raised will go towards the RAHS library fund.

When: Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 May, 11am to 3pm
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@rahs.org.au

Speaker Connect
The History Council of NSW is expanding its popular Speaker Connect program to take place throughout the year.

We aim to organise one talk each month to connect emerging and established history professionals with community and local government organisations across New South Wales.

Whether an exciting and thought provoking talk about Australian history, or a professional development workshop geared toward the practice of history, our Speaker Connect program will give both organisations and individuals the chance to further their professional skills and raise the profile of history.

His Royal Highness Prince Henry Of Wales To Visit Sydney In June 2017

Prince Harry will attend events to celebrate Sydney’s hosting of the 2018 Invictus Games.

The Invictus Games is an international sporting competition for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women founded by the prince in 2014.

The eight-day, 11-sport event will be held across greater Sydney between 18 and 29 October 2018. Competitors from 17 nations will participate in events such as swimming, wheelchair rugby and sailing on Sydney Harbour.

This year’s Invictus Games will be held in Toronto, Canada, in September. London and Orlando have hosted the games previously.

Visit the Invictus Games 2018 website to find out more.

At the announcement of the Invictus Games in Sydney Lt Gen Leahy, chair of Invictus Games Sydney 2018, said, “The Invictus Games is far more than a sporting event. It is a movement which celebrates the military community and the spirit that defines their service. Over the next two years we will bear witness to the amazing experiences of those who battle, every day, to turn adversity into opportunity using sport as a vehicle for their rehabilitation. Their stories will inspire us all.”

"We are very grateful for the support of our partners in the bid for the Invictus Games - the Australian Department of Defence and the NSW Government. We would also like to recognise Deloitte for the leadership and support they have given to getting the Games to this point. We are excited about working with existing and new partners as well as the broader Australian community to deliver the Invictus Games to Australia in October 2018. I would like to thank the Queensland Government for their early recognition of the potential of the Invictus Games. Their bid to host the Games was compelling and their energy made the whole venture possible. We look forward to making this a national Games.” 

“We will continue the legacy of these great games by embracing the Invictus spirit and celebrating the Games not only in Sydney, but across the entire country.” “Australians are well known for many great things, with their proud ANZAC spirit and respect for service to the nation being two of them,” continued Leahy. “Sydney will be the perfect location.” 

Hosting the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018, which is also the Centenary of the end of World War 1, provides a unique opportunity for Australia, and the rest of the world, to commemorate and honour the brave military personal that sacrificed their lives and their health for their country. 

“100 years ago our forebears came home from the war, many of them badly wounded and impacted by their experiences. Today new veterans of new wars face problems of reintegrating back into the community. I ask all Australians to embrace these veterans and their families and all those who serve, and that we celebrate their indomitable spirit. Let us join together and help them in their journey of recovery and reintegration into a nation that is grateful for their service and sacrifice.”

Energy Locals For 100% Carbon Neutral Plans

From Surf Life Saving NSW  
Interested in 100% carbon neutral plans, huge solar feed in tariffs and Australian owned and operated in your energy provider? Look no further than SLSNSW's newest partner Energy Locals to see how they will revolutionise your energy plan: energylocals.com.au/providers/slsnsw

Awards For Excellence

NSW Dept. of Education and Public Education Foundation
To recognise and reward outstanding teaching and learning in NSW Public Schools, the NSW Department of Education and the Public Education Foundation have launched the annual Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence. Please encourage talented and committed students, teachers, principals, parents and schools to apply. 

There are six award categories:


The awards highlight the remarkable contributions that students, teachers, principals and the school communities across NSW make to public education.

Find more information on the Public Education Foundation website

Applications close on: Monday June 19 2017.

Charity Golf Day 2017

N E W  D A T E!
Friday 19th May 2017 
Bayview Golf Club
After a postponement due to recent heavy rains, our Golf Day is back on track on a new date.
If you've already registered, we'll be in touch with you directly. If you'd like to sign up, we'd love to have you join us. For all the details, see below.

Join us at beautiful Bayview Golf Club for a morning of golf and fun with lunch to follow. 
Golf experience optional! A great day out for men and women of all skill levels!

Format: 4- ball Ambrose / Shotgun start
Teams of four: Register your own team or join one of ours

Golf + Lunch package: $150 per person includes:
18 holes golf (Ambrose format)
Morning tea - Snack/drinks cart - Gift bag- Two course lunch

Golf only: $100
Lunch only: $60

To register:
Hand your completed form and payment details to an UNB Rotary club member 
OR drop it at Bayview Golf Club reception during business hours
OR post it to: The Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches, P.O. Box 321, Mona Vale N.S.W. 1660
OR scan it and send it as an email attachment to:golfday@rotaryuppernorthernbeaches.org

For more details, email Simon at golfday@rotaryuppernorthernbeaches.org


Entries Open For Prime Minister's Literary Awards

3 May 2017: Joint media release
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister
The Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister For Communications, Minister for the Arts

Entries are now open for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards which celebrate great Australian literature.

The Turnbull Government is proud to support the literary arts and these awards recognise outstanding contemporary Australian literature and history. Our authors, poets, illustrators and historians foster our culture and help to form our national identity.

The Awards acknowledge writing talent across six categories: fiction, poetry, non-fiction, Australian history, young adult fiction and children’s fiction. The Australian history category is open to a range of media including journals, magazines, film, radio and online content

Expert judges will assess the entries and make recommendations to the Prime Minister. The winner of each category will be awarded $80,000 in prize money and shortlisted authors will receive $5,000 in prize money.

Australian authors, publishers and producers are invited to enter the Awards which will close on Friday 2 June.

Entries must have been published, produced or broadcast between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.Entry forms and eligibility guidelines are available at: www.arts.gov.au/pm-literary-awards

2017 Pittwater Artists Trail  

GROUP LAUNCH EXHIBITION: FRIDAY 9th TO MONDAY 12th JUNE
The Pittwater Artists Trail launches their year with a dynamic group exhibition at the Newport Community Centre. Come join us for opening night on Friday evening 9th June from 6-8pm. The exhibition continues daily 10-4  through to Monday 12th June 10-3pm.

This year’s exciting selection of artists introduces many new faces to the 2017 Trail, each inspired by the Pittwater environment, resources and community. Artistic expression among the group delivers diverse mediums that include metalsmithing, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, mosaics, illustration, painting, pastels, glass and mixed media.  

The June long weekend exhibition will introduce you to this wonderful scope of work that continues its commercial success among clients of local, metropolitan and outer Sydney regions. Opening night will feature live music and opportunities to meet the new and diverse artists as well as discover what some of the seasoned Trail artists have been up to.  

Tabitha Higgins, jeweller explains, “For me, the highlight of the Artist Trail is networking and sharing energy with many artists in our group exhibition. The launch exhibition for the new trail line up is an opportunity for visitors looking to discover local artists and to find a wide variety of unique and distinctive work that reflects this wonderful region”. 

The open-studio artist trail follows in October 2017 and March 2018 where visitors will be fascinated by the processes behind each artist’s creations and the evolution of their design and production with access to the artists most current works and developments available for sale. 
   
For more information on the 2017 Artist Trail and participating artists visit the website at www.pittwaterartiststrail.com.au

Watch out for new brochures which will be available from popular cafes, businesses and libraries along the northern beaches who help sponsor this project now in its seventh year.  


Manly Arts Festival 2017

SEE exhibitions + events     
HEAR music + talks + tours  
PLAY workshops                  
OPEN studios
Artist market 

This year we’re coming together to celebrate 24 years of the Festival and the magic of creativity in Manly and beyond. A broad range of exciting events featuring prominent musicians, visual artists and dance performers in a host of different venues from creative studios to Manly Art Gallery & Museum and the Warringah Creative Space will ignite the region.

Since 1994 the Manly Arts Festival has grown into one of the State’s leading community-based arts festivals. Each year, arts and cultural organisations in the region and Council, supported by local businesses, join forces to develop a creative and entertaining program of events for residents and visitors.

CALL-OUT for ARTISTS
Invitation to be part of the Manly Arts Festival
8 - 24 September 2017

Artists, musicians, performers, arts organisations and the community are invited to participate in the festival by running their own events to celebrate the creative activity on the Northern Beaches area.  Venues such as galleries, cafes, restaurants, surf clubs, community centres and other spaces are also invited to host and/or organise arts-related events during the Festival.  This year’s Festival will be held across the Northern Beaches from 8 – 24 September 2017 and will include: 

Visual Arts exhibitions and events
Music events
Literary and theatre events
Film events
Dance and Performance events
Youth events
Creative Workshops
Children’s events

The Manly Arts Festival is a celebration of the achievements, dedication and innovation of the Northern Beaches creative community.  Local artists are able to participate by organising arts-related events across the Northern Beaches. 

The Manly Arts Festival is created by the community for the community - a two week extravaganza of arts events. Artists and members of the community come together by supporting each other through entrepreneuring and administering arts events, attending arts events, providing venues for artists and organisations and providing sponsorship and in-kind support for the Manly Arts Festival.

The Manly Arts Festival is managed by Rachel Carroll. Rachel wants to hear from all artists and arts/cultural organisations and potential venues interested in running their own events for a highly focussed program throughout the Northern Beaches. If you have any questions about how to be involved or you would like to propose an event or activity, phone Rachel Carroll on - 0466 486 352 and fill out the form on the Apply Here link below.

DEADLINE: MONDAY 22 MAY 2017 - APPLY HERE

The purpose of  www.westpittwater.com.au  - is best defined by the vision of the West Pittwater Community Association.

To be a supportive community, encouraging and promoting civic pride, interest in community affairs and goodwill amongst residents.

To protect local fauna and flora and generally preserve West Pittwater and its environs.

To secure essential facilities including public wharves and reserves and to protect private and public property.

To speak with one voice and represent the interests of the Western Foreshore community when in discussion with Pittwater Council and other relevant government bodies. The WPCA website provides a forum for the better realisation of these objectives. Visit: www.westpittwater.com.au

Sydney Wildlife: May 2017

A Week In The Life Of A Wildlife Rescuer - Part 2

To celebrate Sydney Wildlife's 20-Year Anniversary, I was asked to recount a typical week in the life of wildlife rescuing.  It took so long that we had to break it into 2 parts!

For those of you who missed Part 1 of "A Week in the Life of a Wildlife Rescuer" in our April edition:  the first 3 days of the week comprised of darting a wallaby to remove plastic from around its neck; rescuing a tawny frogmouth with a broken leg and then a concussed lorikeet; a visit to Waratah Park to drop off some ringtail possums; an attempt to manipulate a faecal impaction from a very uncomfortable diamond python and grappling with a grumpy tiger snake...  

Come Thursday and our sweet diamond python still hasn’t been able to expel whatever is clogging her cloaca… Many soaking baths haven’t shifted the mass so it’s off to one of our wonderful veterinarians who give of their time for free.  Dr Andrew at Dee Why Vet takes a close look and decides to take x-rays.  A large white sphere shows up.  Oh, no - we hope she hasn’t swallowed a golf ball…

Whilst we are poring over the radiographs, Dr Andrew has lubricated the cloaca and begun physically manipulating the area as gently as possible.  He has oodles of patience and doesn’t rush her at all.  And sure enough, out pops a large white oval shape.  And then another large white oval shape.  And another.  Not golf balls.  But eggs!  The poor girl has dystocia (she’s been egg-bound)!  She must’ve dropped a clutch of eggs but the last 3 were abnormally large and she was unable to expel them.  Well, I can guarantee she feels 100% better.  She even looks thankful!  Dr Andrew gives her some anti-inflammatories and some pain relief and we are on our way again.  

Poor diamond python looking very sorry for herself :(


Turned out to be dystocia (egg-binding) not faecal impaction!



Later that week she is released back to her glorious home in the bush:


From there it’s off to a Fundraising Meeting with Joan - our Pre-Release Facility Manager.  We have been madly raising funds to buy a Mobile Wildlife Clinic.  The idea behind the Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic is to provide first-class treatment to our injured and sick wildlife.  The clinic is to be staffed by veterinarians who are experienced at treating wildlife and who can provide hands-on training for veterinary students.  The van is to provide first aid and emergency medical treatment for injured animals and is to be deployed to areas where natural disasters have occurred. 

So today we’re on a reconnaissance mission to check out a few venues for our next big fundraiser.  First port of call is to grab two coffees (NOT in takeaway cups, but in our environmentally-friendly ‘keep cups’) and then scout around for a great but inexpensive location.  We visit a few venues in Terrey Hills and Newport but we feel they may not be central enough to any non-Northern Beaches attendees.  So it’s back to the drawing board.  Dr David Ward (our head veterinarian for the Mobile Clinic) has suggested we contact the International College of Management in Manly.  We pop it onto our 'To Do' list for the next meeting.

We then contact our wonderful graphic designer - Laurie Sword - who is doing all the marketing work for us Pro Bono.  She has designed this amazing concept photo of the van for us:


We then pop back to Joan’s place to finish applying for some Community Grants and to feed her critters, one of whom is this adorable wombat joey, Mulan:


Joan Reid with her little wombat joey, Mulan.

When Friday rolls around, it’s time for Nash the tiger snake to have another injection and to have his mouth cleaned out.  So, it’s time to chase each other around the room again ha ha :D  He surprises me by being a complete angel and not giving me a hard time.  Straight in the tube for his injection and subcutaneous fluids and then onto the mouth treatment.  He’s so good for his treatment that I reward him with some unrestricted ‘sun-time’ outside under my watchful gaze:


Nash the tiger snake enjoying his time in the sun on the warm tiles.  


When Nash has had his fill of sunshine, it’s time to pack up all our educational brochures and habitat decor for a talk at a local school.  As part of our Sydney Wildlife charter, we are committed to educating the public about the needs of our wildlife and the importance of habitat protection.  Our Community Education coordinator, Eira Battaglia, does talks all over the Northern Beaches - to schools, to age-care facilities, to TAFEs and even to Scout gatherings.  She’s amazing and very enthusiastic!  As part of our education plan, we often collaborate with the wonderful folks at the Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) in Narrabeen.   Today’s talk has been organised by the dedicated team at the CEC and they have invited us to join them to talk about how the general public can do more to protect habitat for our wildlife. 


Eira Battaglia educational talk

The CEC team have organised the kids into groups.  The first group are invited to build a “Bee Hotel” with Tim the Bee-Man.  It’s so much fun and the kids learn about the invaluable job that our bees perform through pollination.  The second group are being coached by Dave about how to do small things in their own backyard to provide habitat for little birds, blue-tongue lizards and other visiting critters.  The third group are gathered in the hall and we (Sydney Wildlife) are giving a talk on the right and wrong things to do when bush-walking.  Ably assisted by the passionate Kate Murray - one of our newest members - we re-enact a bush-walk that was done incorrectly.  The ‘naughty’ bushwalker rumbles through the bush talking loudly on their mobile-phone, throws their litter on the ground, moves pieces of bark and logs around without thinking and throws rocks into the adjacent lake.  The children are asked to identify aspects of the person’s behaviour that could be problematic.  As always, they are always spot-on!  At the end of the presentation, the kids are able to identify many of our local wildlife species and the type of habitat that they require.  They are also well-versed on the correct behaviour to undertake whilst bush-walking.  It’s very important to get kids to connect with nature and fall in love with wildlife because they will only grow up wanting to protect something that they love.  

During the talk, a call comes through about a snake in a toilet.  This ought to be easy, so I pop up to Avalon expecting to scoop a little slithery critter out of a toilet bowl, give it a wash and pop it back in the bush.  Riiiiiiiiiiight….

Instead of being in the toilet-bowl, the sweet little green tree snake has sought refuge from the family’s cat in the pedestal of the toilet.  The only access to the snake is through a tiny 20c piece-sized hole in the bottom part of the toilet which is - obviously - fused to the toilet floor…  Sigh.


This photo was taken through the tiny hole...

The lady's dad makes an excellent suggestion - build a tunnel from the hole into a box which will make capture much easier.

While we are running about gathering vacuum-cleaner hose, bedding for the box and tape, the little critter sneaks out, climbs the towel-rail and plops herself into a reusable shopping-bag hanging off the end of the towel-rail...  Well that's what I call gift-wrapping yourself for the snake-catcher :)


With Friday almost over, there's just enough time to pick up the kids from school, collect foliage for the animals in care, feed them all and get some sleep before the weekend.

Who knows what the weekend will bring...!?! 


Joan's and I at our most recent fundraiser.


The glamour of wildlife rescue...  Post-clambering-under-a-house to look for the source of a random scratching sound...

Previously: A Week In The Life Of A Sydney Wildlife Volunteer by Lynleigh Greig

By Lynleigh Grieg
Sydney Wildlife

 Gone Fishing Gallery at Waterfront Store Church Point

Open again TODAY in the top room Waterfront Store. Open mainly weekends as an addition to the waterfront cafe. Keep up to date on theirFacebook page

New Director Of SLS At SLS Sydney Northern Beaches Branch 


Glenn Tolan knows he has big shoes to fill in his new role as Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Director of Lifesaving. Glenn replaces Geoff Raper who served in that role for four years.

''Hopefully I raised the bar from where it was when I came on board,'' Geoff said.

''I would like to think I improved things on the beach, patrolling hopefully and that we are here for a specific purpose. We are here to protect the beach going public. 

''We need to be proud of the red and yellow uniform. I have always said we are volunteers but we need to do the job properly.''

Glenn has been involved in surf life saving for 10 seasons, first with Narrabeen Beach SLSC and then with Mona Vale SLSC.

''I was keen to continue the good work that Geoff had done,'' Glenn said.
''I have a keen awareness of brand and what I have seen through the teaching and through my role as a Duty Officer, we can do more with increasing surf lifesaving's brand awareness through people wearing the correct uniform and through actually performing and looking the part on the beach.

''I have a background in change management and I was keen to help surf lifesaving with the potential changes that might be coming up over the next couple of seasons with the Northern Beaches Council amalgamation.''

Glenn is a Patrol Captain at Mona Vale, Jetski operator, Duty Officer, facilitator for beach management and a facilitator for the Silver Medallion Aquatic Search and Rescue.

Picture: New man in the job ... Glenn Tolan (left) with Geoff Raper at the Branch Annual General Meeting last night (Tuesday May 2nd, 2017).

By Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches

Meetings To Be At Dee Why 

Residents have been upset by news that one of the many reasons so many opposed being rejoined to Warringah seems to have manifested prior to any elected councilors being in place – that of being run from Dee Why.
At the council meeting of April 26th, Mona Vale resident David Murray asked the following question, available to hear on the recorded and livestreamed meetings:

David Murray 
At 31:27;
'In reference to the meeting schedule on the … council website lists the ordinary meetings after June 27 as ‘to be confirmed’. Can you confirm tonight that every 3rd ordinary council meeting in the future will continue to be held at Mona Vale? If not, how is travelling further afield to meetings on increasingly busy roads any improvement on the regular meetings previously held by Pittwater Council in this hall?

Current General Manager Mark Ferguson replied:
At 32:35;
'With respect to the determination to the allocation of the council meetings we propose to leave that as a matter of the new council as to the decision as to where they will be conducted. We are proceeding to prepare a new council chamber for the incoming council. Any future meetings will be within that chamber and whether the council wishes to continue the practice of circulating those meetings will be a matter for the new council.'

As no reference or announcement can be found as to when this project began, how much it is costing and where this ‘new council chamber’ is being prepared, the answer as to location is Dee Why. Cost, when it began and ‘how is this an improvement’ remain unanswered.

Lifeline May Book Fair

Our new location at St Augustine's Federal Parade, Brookvale!
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May 2017
Friday 4pm–9pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 9am–2pm
Plenty of street parking * (some conditions may apply)

Event Staff For Surfing NSW

Surfing NSW manage many events over the calendar year along the NSW coastline. We are currently in the process of looking for additional event staff in a number of roles. If you are interested in getting involved click the link below and fill out this survey:


Find out more about Surfing NSW at: www.surfingaustralia.com/states/nsw


‘Canapés For A Cause’ At Newport Surf Club

Newport SLSC’s first annual Pittwater Friends of Soibada fundraising event

Newport Surf Life Saving Club has just introduced an annual scholarship programme for two young Bronze Medallion Trainers & Assessors to travel to East Timor with the Pittwater Friends of Soibada in mid-July. Soibada is a remote village in the mountains of East Timor.

Congratulations to our inaugural winners: Jessica Menzies and Lauren Budd. Jess and Lauren will be teaching members of the Soibada community how to apply First Aid and perform CPR. We hope they will enjoy the experience so much that it inspires other young members of our club to become Trainers & Assessors and follow in Lauren and Jess's footsteps.


We are asking you to round up your friends and join us for an evening of canapes, drinks and entertainment on Saturday, 8 July. All funds raised will go towards providing first aid equipment for the Soibada village.

Date: Saturday, 8 July 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: to be advised
Venue: Newport Surf Life Saving Club, Barrenjoey Road, Newport
Courtesy Newport SLSC Newsletter – Jan Proudfoot Editor.

Service Relocation Work 

Frenchs Forest Road East from 4 May to 14 May 
by NSW Roads & Maritime

The NSW Government is upgrading roads around the new Northern Beaches Hospital with work proposed to be completed in late 2018. Roads and Maritime Services has been carrying out service relocation work in preparation for the road upgrade along Forest Way, Naree Road, Frenchs Forest Road and Allambie Road. As part of this work, Roads and Maritime needs to relocate the power poles along Frenchs Forest Road East. To minimise the impact this work will have on all road users and the community, a construction schedule of 10 days and 10 nights is planned to allow for the accelerated completion of this service relocation work. Work will be carried out from 4 May to 14 May 2017, weather permitting. 

The work includes, but is not limited to the following: 
• drilling and installing power poles
• stringing new overhead power lines / pulling cables
• cutting over electrical systems
• removing redundant poles and conduits
• trimming of trees and/or branches.

There will be a short power outage and the temporary blockage of driveways to some properties. Affected properties will be contacted before work starts. The 10 days and 10 nights work schedule will include the following working hours: day work: 7am to 6pm night work: 6pm to 7am.

This work includes Saturday and Sunday day and night work. We have included a map to show the location of this work(below). 

How will the work affect you? 
Our work may be noisy and there may be some disruption with this work including vehicle movements during set up. Machinery and equipment used during the setup may include excavators, trucks, mobile cranes, concrete trucks and equipment, power generators, hand tools and light vehicles. We will make every effort to minimise and reduce noise generated by construction activities. Noise monitoring will be carried out during night work and additional mitigation implemented where necessary. Lighting towers will be directed away from residential properties at night wherever possible however, there may be minor spill over of light into some nearby residences.

Traffic changes 
There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the work zone is safe. Lane closures or temporary detours may be in place and may affect travel times. Traffic changes will include the temporary closure of the eastbound kerb lane on Frenchs Forest Road at Wakehurst Parkway with traffic lights blacked out, a stop/slow at Rabbett Street, and stop/slow along Frenchs Forest Road East. Electronic signs, temporary signage and traffic controllers will alert road users to these temporary changes when they are in place. Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs. 

For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, although minor temporary detours may be in place.

Contact 
We are committed to minimising the impact of construction on the community and will continue to keep you informed as the project progresses. If you have any questions, would like to register for project and traffic updates or have any feedback, please contact our delivery partner, Ferrovial York Joint Venture. 
Call: 1800 014 307 (free call 24 hours, seven days) 
Write: PO Box 6040, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086 
Visit: Community Information Centre, Cnr Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner), Frenchs Forest NSW 2086, Open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday 
Website: rms.nsw.gov.au/nbh 

Thank you for your patience during this important work.

Amendments To Pittwater Local Environmental Plan

Proposed amendments are summarised as follows.
Amendment 1 – Clarifies a height control in Warriewood Valley that only applies to certain streets.
Amendment 2 – Specifies height limits for detached dual occupancies, rural workers dwellings and granny flats.
Amendment 3 – Amends the height limit on one property (individual letter to be sent)
Amendment 4 – Deletes a clause relating to Warriewood Sewerage Treatment Plant. This clause was deleted from the 1993 LEP but was put into the 2014 LEP as an error by the Department
Amendment 5 – Amends mapping relating to one property (individual letter to be sent)
Amendment 6 – This amendment is proposed to be removed from the planning proposal due to commentary already received from Roads and Maritime Services (Mona Vale Road Upgrades). It applied to one property.
Amendment 7 – Inserts higher detailed maps for Elanora and Newport commercial centres to better specify height limits. No actual changes to height limits.
Amendment 8 - Amends one clause relating to building on the foreshores
Amendment 9 – Allows an additional permitted use for ‘access structures ancillary to a dwelling’ to be constructed over land zoned for road widening. Portions relating to Mona Vale Road will be removed from the planning proposal due to commentary already received from Roads and Maritime Services (Mona Vale Road Upgrades). (individual letters to be sent)
Amendment 10 - Amends land zoning of Council land in Warriewood from R3 Medium Density Residential to RE1 Public Recreation (land has come into Council ownership – creekline corridor).
Amendment 11 – Removes a property from the land acquisition map. (Land has come into council ownership)
Amendment 12 – Changes the minimum lot sizes for three properties in Warriewood. (individual letters to be sent)

The current Pittwater Local Environmental Plan 2014 (PLEP 2014) was a translation of the previous Pittwater Local Environmental Plan 1993. However during the translation and implementation of the new plan, a number of minor errors were identified. A number of other ‘house-keeping’ matters to improve the plan have also been identified and are included within the proposal. This planning proposal intends to rectify those errors and improve the operation of the plan.

Read details of the changes:

Make a submission
• online  
• mail marked 'Minor Amendments Pittwater LEP' to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660.

For any enquiries contact the Strategic Planning Team (Mona Vale) on 9970 1111.

Submissions close 22 May 2017

Twilight Golf At Avalon Golf Course

With no daylight savings we bring twilight golf to a 3.30 start, so you can still soak up that afternoon sun!

Avalon Golf course (established in 1926) is a true blue, 9 hole public golf course, and the only course on the peninsula that offers casual golfers the opportunity to play 7 days a week.

A relaxed atmosphere and beautiful location make Avalon the perfect course for those wanting to enjoy an unhurried game.

Fully licensed, with catering and BBQ facilities, Avalon is the perfect casual golf course - or the perfect venue for social groups, corporate golf days or a casual round of golf any day of the week.

Come and visit soon, and rediscover Avalon Golf Course (entrance off The Crescent).

Maintenance Blitz For Schools With Biggest Need

2 May 2017: Media Release - NSW Education.
Government schools with the longest maintenance lists will have them slashed in coming months with a record $390 million being spent on a new backlog repair blitz announced today. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Education Minister Rob Stokes announced an extra $60 million as a special allocation to target schools with longest job lists, bringing to $390 million the amount being spent to reduce the school maintenance backlog. 

This is the single biggest injection in maintenance backlog spending in the State's history. The additional cash means that the Government's maintenance blitz will be extended to reach over 2100 schools. 

Ms Berejiklian said NSW government schools offered the highest quality of teaching and learning and it was essential that buildings and playgrounds were at a high standard. 

"Well-maintained schools lead to better educational outcomes, and we want our schools to be in the best condition possible," Ms Berejiklian said. 

"An investment like this will ensure that those schools with the greatest need receive the most urgent attention." 

Under the program, roofing, floor coverings and painting, and other items will be fixed by December 2018. Many schools will have little or no outstanding maintenance backlog after this blitz. 

The $60 million is on top of the $330 million over two years announced in the NSW Budget 2016-17. The additional funds will ensure that schools with the biggest job lists, such as Great Lakes College Forster, Colo High School and Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College The Entrance, will get priority. 

Mr Stokes said Education Infrastructure NSW, a specialist assets unit announced last week, will take over responsibility for the schools maintenance program. 

He said a new lifecycle condition assessment system would improve management of the maintenance backlog, including introducing a new triage system to prioritise maintenance tasks. 

"The new lifecycle condition assessment system will ensure maintenance needs are managed to keep schools in good condition at reasonable cost," Mr Stokes said. 

Mr Stokes said with a $25 billion property portfolio of 2,200 schools there will always be maintenance, but good management will keep the list as short as possible. The estimated cost of the present backlog maintenance list is now $775 million, down from more than $1 billion under Labor. 

Transforming Everyday Australian's Into Lifesavers

By Surf Life Saving NSW
We offer public first aid certification and CPR courses all over NSW that will empower you with vital lifesaving skills. You could help save the life of someone close to you one day. Whether you’re looking for individual training, for a family member, a community group or your entire office, we can provide the right training solution for you. You can book online a course near you or if you would rather speak directly with someone, give us a call through our public training hotline on 1300 766 257.

All training provided is Nationally recognised (RTO ID: 90394) and WorkCover Approved.

For onsite bookings please fill in our online enquiry form here. or follow the links for each course below and select your date and click on that.

*Discounted rates available for active Surf Club members - please contact the Academy Business Officer - Public Courses directly on 02 9471 8099.

USI (Unique Student Identifier) Requirements
Please be aware that from 1 January 2016, any person undertaking nationally recognised training with Surf Life Saving NSW must provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) upon enrolment.

If students do not yet have a USI, they can apply for one directly at www.usi.gov.au/create-your-usi. This is a quick and straightforward process that only takes a few minutes and should be done prior to attending training. Forgotten USI’s can also be retrieved from this webpage. Further information about the USI scheme can be found at www.usi.gov.au/about.

$80.00
The Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management combined course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge in the first aid management of asthma and anaphylaxis including the use of the adrenaline auto-injector (e.g. Epi-pen). This course is approved by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) to meet the asthma management training requirements of child care workers.
At: Belrose on:


$65.00
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.
At: Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Wed 10 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 17 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 20 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ



$99.00
EOFY Special Price*
*Offer ends 30 June 2017

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training.
At: Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Wed 10 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 17 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 20 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$99.00
EOFY Special Price*
*Offer ends 30 June 2017

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training. 

Participants must hold a current first aid certificate on the training day to qualify for the update course. If the certificate has expired the participant must attend a Provide First Aid Full course.
Ballina, Belrose, Blacktown, Broadmeadow, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Coogee, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, North Sydney, Pambula, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde, Wollongong
At Belrose on:
Wed 10 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 17 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 20 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 3 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Wed 14 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
This course is ideal for those who work in the education and child care industry, as well as parents and carers of young children. The Education and Care First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training, and has been endorsed by ACECQA as satisfying all education requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training.

At: Belrose, Blacktown, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Canberra, Caringbah, Coogee, Pambula, Port Macquarie, Sutherland, Sydney CBD, Tuggerah, West Ryde
At Belrose:
Wed 10 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Fri 26 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
At Belrose: Mon 5 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$150.00
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management de-vices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing causalities.
At Belrose:
Fri 12 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Sat 13 May 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ
Tue 6 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$180.00
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in the workplace. The unit applies to workers in nominated occupational first aid or management roles. 
At Belrose: Wed 7 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

$450.00
3 Day Course starting on the booking date

This skill set provides a set of skills to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in a workplace environment, including the skills to provide an emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency.
This skill set meets industry requirements to perform the role and responsibilities required of an Occupational First Aider.
At Belrose: Mon 5 Jun 2017 - Surf Life Saving NSW HQ

2017 Eco Schools Grants Program Open For Applications

Media release: 26 April 2017
Educators and school communities are once again encouraged to apply for an Eco Schools Grant to ignite and nurture their students’ passion to learn about the environment. 

Eighty grants of $3,500 each are now available under the NSW Environmental Trust Eco Schools Grants program, which has supported a variety of environmental projects in schools from waste management to worm farms for nearly 20 years.  

Office of Environment and Heritage Executive Director Ian Hunter said the grants help provide curriculum-based environmental education for children and the program proudly funded its 1000th project last year.

“Eco Schools Grants recognise the important work of educators in environmental conservation projects and I encourage schools to apply for one of the eighty grants,” Mr Hunter said.

“Research shows that when young people develop an appreciation of the environment early on it influences their behaviours later in life.

“Schools are uniquely placed to teach students about sustainability, why it’s important to take care of our environment and what good environmental citizenship looks like,” Mr Hunter said. 

Teachers from Bonnyrigg High School in Sydney’s west used their Eco Schools Grant to bring history and science to life through environmental education with a medieval food garden.

“Students learned about garden functionality, soil health and sustainable living. Science students also used the plants to study photosynthesis and helped their school create a resource to facilitate hands-on learning for years to come,” Mr Hunter said.

“Grants this year will be offered to student-focused environmental management projects, including water and energy conservation, recycling, bush regeneration, habitat improvement and food gardens.

“Schools are also encouraged to develop projects for students with special needs,” Mr Hunter said.  
 
Interested schools in NSW are encouraged to register on the Sustainable Schools NSW website  and grant applications can be submitted until Monday 19 June, 2017.

All registered schools in NSW can apply for funding for new projects or a separate additional stage of a previous project. Schools currently delivering an existing Eco Schools Grant funded project are not eligible.



Photo - Bonnyrigg Highschool Eco Schools Grants Garden
Educators and school communities are once again encouraged to apply for an Eco Schools Grant to ignite and nurture their students’ passion to learn about the environment. Photo Courtesy OEH

Veterans Employed In NSW Public Sector Eclipse Target

May 3rd, 2017: NSW Government
The NSW Government’s Veterans Employment Program has exceeded its target to employ 200 former Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel by 2019.

Just one year after the launch of the Veterans Employment Program, 310 former ADF service men and women have found employment in the NSW public sector.

About 70 per cent of the new employees have joined the justice and transport sectors, while others have been employed in the areas of health, education and finance.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said the success of the program showed that military skills are highly transferable.

“The NSW Government is committed to listening to our contemporary veterans. This includes supporting them as they move from the ADF into civilian work. This program is also of great advantage to employers who reap the benefits of having these uniquely skilled workers,” Mr Elliot said.

Led by the NSW Veteran Affairs team, the program ran an education campaign across NSW public sector agencies to advise recruitment decision makers on the skills and attributes of former military personnel. Ex-servicemen and women are also supported in matching their skills and experience to NSW public sector grades and capabilities.

DoggieRescue.com

Pet of the Week

Felix

AGE/SEX: 5 years / M
BREED: Foxy X Italian Greyhound?

Felix is a relaxed easy going boy. He is very social with other dogs and easy to handle. Felix is a great ball player. Felix came with little hair on his body. With antibiotics, creams, medicated washes and eye ointments Felix now has hair regrowth and he is looking great! He is a very affectionate dog and loves to snuggle in the bed. He has a smooth coat and weighs 6.3kg. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. 

For further details or to meet all dogs at call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email monika@DoggieRescue.com. Visit www.DoggieRescue.com to see all our dogs.www.facebook.com/doggierescue 


2017 CJ McAlister Winter Longboard Festival 

Join us for the 30th Snowy McAlister Winter Longboarding Festival 
10th - 12th June 2017
Manly Beach, NSW (Carlton Street, Beach side)

!!PLEASE READ!!
First division - $65.00, Additional divisions - $50.00
Maximum 3 divisions per competitor
* Fees must accompany your entry form

Divisions this year:
-Open Men’s
-Open Log
-Open Women’s
-Old Mal
-Juniors (Under 18)
-Junior Log (Under 18)
-Over 35
-Over 45
-Over 55
-Over 50 Log

Please make out cheques to: Manly Malibu Club, 27 Claudare Street, Collaroy Plateau NSW 2097
Bank transfer EFT details: BSB: 633-000 A/C 145285441 (Preferred method of payment)
In the description line of the EFT, please add your first initial and last name.

Entries close FRIDAY 26th May 2017
Enter online at: HERE


Charles Justin ‘Snowy’ McAlister is the ‘father of Australian surfing’ who nurtured the sport for over 70 years.  Snowy saw it all…. Changing surfboard riding styles, progressive board shapes, the birth and development of competitive surfing and the growth of surfing from fad to mainstream support.

In 1915, he witnessed the legendary Duke Kahanamokus display of surfriding at Sydneys Freshwater Creek. Inspired by the Hawaiians grace and style on the board, the young Sydneysider threw himself headlong into the sport of surfing.

He soon developed a strong affiliation with the ocean and joined the manly R&R team in 1920 which won titles in 1924, 1825 and 1926. He also became a member of the Freshwater Lifesaving Club a year later.

During this time he participated in surfboard riding exhibitions at the Newcastle Surf Carnival up until 1936.  His payment of these exhibitions was a gift voucher worth 10 shillings and sixpence, the equivalent of three weeks wages.

In 1924 he built his own hollow timber surfboard, 12 feet long, 2 wide and 3 inches thick with a solid nose for a cost of 2 pounds.  With great enthusiasm he embarked on a career as a competitive boarder, holding the National Surfboard Riding Champion title for four consecutive year beginning in the late 1920’s.

With the sudden popularity of the sport along Australia’s eastern beaches it soon became apparent that more scope was required for competitions. With this in mind Snowy began to erect signs on the beaches around Manly advertising surfboard rallies. These rallies were nomadic relying on available swell and attracted a small crowd of 12 to 15 surfers.  The meetings marked the beginning of a surfing competition structure which has produced more World Champions than any other country.

In 1962 Snow became a founding member of the Australian Surfriders Association, an organisation that today is the recognized governing body of surfing in this country.  Snow was known for his active interest in our young  surfers and was a visitor to most surfing events in Sydney.   It was snow who often accompanied budding professionals to the airport to see them off overseas on the World Tour.

He was also a founder of the Australian Surfski Association and was an avid surfski rider in his later years.

The 1920’s saw Snowy throw himself into competitive surfing where he held the National Surfboard Riding Champion title for four consecutive years.  Following his success and the ever growing popularity of surfing along Australia’s East Coast he constructed surf rallies at Manly beach attracting a small crowd of 12 to 15 surfers.  This first meeting marked the beginning of a competitive surfing structure which today attracts over 200 professional surfers each June.

Pittwater Waterway Review

Following the council meeting of Tuesday 28th March comments on the Pittwater Waterway Review Discussion Paper are being invited.

View the:

The Discussion Paper seeks to inform and engage the community on the wide range of issues and challenges the waterway faces now and into the future.

Hard copies of the relevant documents can also be viewed at council customer service centres during business hours.

In writing addressed to the General Manager, ‘Pittwater Waterway Review’ Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660.

Enquiries: Strategic Planning Team (Mona Vale) on 9970 1111
Comments close: 14 May 2017.

You have the opportunity to talk about the Discussion Paper. Staff will be available at the following times and locations to hear your thoughts and answer questions.

There are two drop in sessions at Mona Vale Memorial Hall scheduled
  • Saturday 29th April - 12noon -3pm
  • Tuesday 2nd May - 5pm -8pm
Bookings preferred for these sessions but not essential. Bookings can be made by calling 9970 1319

Come along to a drop in session or information stall:
Saturday 29 April 2017, 12noon-3pm Mona Vale Memorial Hall
Sunday 30 April 2017, 9am-1pm Frenches Forest Organic Markets
Tuesday 2 May 2017, 5pm-8pm Mona Vale Memorial Hall
Friday 5 May 2017, 8am-12noon Beaches Market, (Pittwater Rugby Park)
Saturday 6 May 2017, 12:30pm-3pm Avalon (outside Woolworths)

How To Request To Address Council

Residents have communicated being unable to negotiate their way around current websites to how/where they must register to address council meetings. 

The links for forms required to be filled out are on this page  

For requests to address Council at Public Forum on items NOT on the Agenda complete the Application to Address Public Forum.  

For requests to address Council on items on the Agenda, complete theApplication to Address Council.

Link Housing- Call Out To Artists

Andrew McAnulty, CEO at Link Housing said; “We are delighted to be hosting ‘What a home means to you’ again. We had a wonderful response last year and we look forward to seeing artists of all levels take part this year.”

For more information on how to enter your artwork, call Suzanne Sheerin at Link Housing on (02) 9412 5104. 
Deadline for entries is Thursday 15th June 2017.

Exhibition venue: Warringah Creative Space, 105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl. 

Exhibition Dates:
- Thursday 22nd June 10am - 4pm
- Friday 23rd June 10am - 4pm
- Saturday 24th June 10am - 4pm
- Sunday 25th June 10am - 2pm

Development Application Service Integration

At its meeting of 28 March 2017, Council resolved to publicly exhibit the following documents for 6 weeks:
  • Draft Northern Beaches DA Management Policy
  • Draft DCP Amendment
  • Draft Northern Beaches Independent Assessment Panel Charter 2017
The Draft Development Control Plan (DCP), amending:
Pittwater 21 DCP 2015
Warringah DCP 2015
Warringah DCP 2000
Manly DCP 2013
Draft Northern Beaches Independent Assessment Panel Charter

The proposed amendments are fundamental to integrating and streamlining the DA assessment service. 

The community can be involved through

Drop-in session for the public to discuss the proposed changes:
  • 2-4pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at Dee Why Council Chambers
  • 1-3pm on Saturday 29 April 2017 at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall
  • 5.30-7.30pm Tuesday 2 May 2017 at Manly Council Chambers
Submissions may be made a number of ways:
Via Email
Or In writing marked: ‘DA Service Integration’ to Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099 

Submissions will be received up until 14 May 2017.

 

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Boating Anthology Seeks Contributors

Calling all ladies who have ever been on any boat. Do you have a story to tell about a boating experience - funny? Serious? Motivational? Whatever? If you have would you like to have it published in book form as part of an anthology. There is no cost involved.
 
If you answered yes then Frances Black and Margi Law’s project is for you. They are both published authors.

Each year or so they choose a theme that they would like to write about themselves. They then assemble a group of like-minded contributors. Each person writes their own story. Frances and Margi edit and produce a published book available on Amazon. The price will be set as low as Amazon will permit.

If you want to buy a copy then you purchase one on Amazon. 

The motivation is the pleasure of writing and providing a legacy for family and community of the contributors. If you are interested in learning more please email fran@blacks.id.au

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017

May:
12th - Mother’s Day stall outside ANZ Bank, Avalon Parade, Avalon. Knitting, crafts, sewing.  8am to 4pm
13th - Bunnings Narrabeen: Sausage sizzle                                                                  8am to 3pm
19th - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital: Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing            9am to 3pm
 
June:
3rd - Stall, Pittwater Place, Mona Vale: Sewing, knitting, craft                                   9am to 3pm
10th  - Bunnings Narrabeen: Sausage sizzle                                                                 8am to 3pm
16th - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital: Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing            9am to 3pm         

Friends Of Bungan Beach Restoration

Bungan Beach's superb backdrop of bushland is being cared for by donations from the Pittwater Environmental Foundation (PEF) and the determination and hard work of local people who love this wonderful place. Volunteers and contractors remove weeds and plant native plants where natural regeneration is unlikely because of dense weeds for many years.

Can you lend a hand to Friends of Bungan? go tohttp://www.friendsofbungan.org.au/about-us/


Bushcare in Pittwater 


For further information or to confirm the meeting details for below groups, please contact Council's Bushcare Officer on 9970 1367







BUSHCARE SCHEDULES 
Where we work                      Which day                              What time 

Avalon     
Angophora Reserve             3rd Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 
Avalon Dunes                        1st Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 
Avalon Golf Course               2nd Wednesday                3 - 5:30pm 
Careel Creek                         4th Saturday                      8:30 - 11:30am 
Toongari Reserve                 3rd Saturday                      9 - 12noon (8 - 11am in summer) 
Bangalley Headland            2nd Sunday                         9 to 12noon 

Bayview     
Winnererremy Bay                 4th Sunday                        9 to 12noon 

Bilgola     
North Bilgola Beach              3rd Monday                        9 - 12noon 
Algona Reserve                     1st Saturday                      9 - 12noon 
Plateau Park                          1st Friday                           8:30 - 11:30am 

Church Point     
Browns Bay Reserve             1st Tuesday                      9 - 12noon 
McCarrs Creek Reserve       Contact Bushcare Officer     To be confirmed 

Clareville     
Old Wharf Reserve                 3rd Saturday                     8 - 11am 

Elanora     
Kundibah Reserve                   4th Sunday                      8:30 - 11:30am 

Mona Vale     
Mona Vale Beach Basin          1st Saturday                   8 - 11am 
Mona Vale Dunes                     2nd Saturday+3rd Thursday     8:30 - 11:30am 

Newport     
Bungan Beach                          4th Sunday                      9 - 12noon 
Crescent Reserve                    3rd Sunday                      9 - 12noon 
North Newport Beach              4th Saturday                    8:30 - 11:30am 
Porter Reserve                         2nd Saturday                   8 - 11am 

North Narrabeen     
Irrawong Reserve                     3rd Saturday                   2 - 5pm 

Palm Beach     
North Palm Beach Dunes       3rd Saturday                   9 - 12noon 

Scotland Island     
Catherine Park                          2nd Sunday                    10 - 12:30pm 
Elizabeth Park                           1st Saturday                     9 - 12 noon 
Pathilda Reserve                      3rd Saturday                     9 - 12 noon 

Warriewood     
Warriewood Wetlands             1st Sunday                         8:30 - 11:30am 

Whale Beach     
Norma Park                               1st Friday                            9 - 12noon 

Western Foreshores     
Coopers Point, Elvina Bay      2nd Sunday                        10 - 1pm 
Rocky Point, Elvina Bay           1st Monday                          9 - 12noon

60th Anniversary Of Club Palm Beach

Club Palm Beach is going to celebrate the 1957 opening, its 60th anniversary and we would like to get as many people from the past and present as possible to join us in a reunion here at the Club. This includes old friends, relatives, neighbours, local sports clubs, sailing mates, students from local schools, campers from the old camping ground near the Golf course, EVERYONE! 

Leading up to the reunion we want to hear your old stories & share your photos from the good old days. Stories from the camping grounds, for example some families lived at the camping grounds while their family homes were built. John Oliver was one, he says the camping ground was a community in itself. Other campers such as the Trainor family loved the camping community so much they moved permanently to Palm Beach.


Camping at Palm Beach - photo courtesy National Library of Australia

Palm Beach RSL started off as a shed, it was originally built in Lucinda Park, Nabilla Rd Palm Beach. The shed, built from weather board by Dick Martin, Jack Martin and Fred Verrills, was then moved to Barrenjoey Rd, the current Club site, sitting approximately where the bistro dinner room is now. The land purchased in Barrenjoey Rd was instigated by Carl Gow. The little Club traded there from the very early 50's until the current Club opened in December 1957. The original shed was removed by Peter Verrills and Bill Martin then transported by Bill's semi-trailer to Wisemans Ferry and there it was used as a cabin for the Verrills family & friends for their water skiing holidays. In the early days the Cub (shed)l opened daily at 4pm and operated on an honour system, any purchases were fixed up on pay day.

The Club as it is today was built by R. Martin & Sons. It was opened on the 14th December 1957. The president at the time of the opening was Alf Curtis and the secretary was Ron Vance. Some of the early committee members were Harold Richardson, Ken Wardrop, Fred Verrills, Jack Martin, Bill McTaggart, Ron Vance, Jack Henman, Brian Oxenham and Chic Whitchard. Some old local family names were the Gonsalves, Martins, and Goddards. There was a big variety of local businesses including the chemist, butcher, bakers, doctors and the fruit and veg shop.

Apparently there were two garages as well. To Peter Verrills' recollection, the Palm Beach bottle shop is the only shop still operating as it was when opened. The original owners were the Goddard's.

Lola was their daughter who married Jack Martin.

We would love to hear all the history on the ferry service, fishing charter boats, builder's ship wrights etc... before it is all lost. 

Please start posting any stories, pictures or memories to our Facebook page - Club Palm Beach. Save the date and come down and join us and tell us a bit about it. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

This is a great time to catch up with that old Palm Beach friend of yours - you always say you will but never seem to get the chance.

John Sinclair
Club Palm Beach Secretary - Manager

New Season for Sailability Pittwater 

Sailability Pittwater is a volunteer organisation which provides sailing for people with a disability. Our main recreational sailing activities are at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, and we run competitive sailing for people with a disability out of RPAYC Newport.

We are currently looking for new volunteers for our Saturday morning program at Rowland Reserve and Tuesdays at RPA. Visit our website for more information at  www.sailability.org/au/pittwater or call John on 9982 5656