Community News November 2017

November 19 - 25, 2017: Issue 338

Articles This Week 

Front Page Issue 338: Lots!

Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: Proposed Lease Of Land To Roads And Maritime Services (RMS) - Council Invites You to Have Your Say

Palm Beach Sailing Club's Beware The Bullets Regatta 2017: 51st Annual Off The Beach Sailfest Spills And Thrills On Day 1

Avalon Art Show 2017 - the Mixed Palette Art Show and Sale

Newport SLSC Hosts Round 2 Of The SLS SNB Surf Boat Premiership 2017-18

MC38 2017-18 On Pittwater: Hooley Dooley: Hooligan’s MC38 Summer Series First Day by Lisa Ratcliff

WWI Historian Presents New Film On The Beersheba Charge At Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting: Dr. Jonathon King's new documentary focuses on those glorious horses and experiences of Light Horsemen from interviews with those men - final edit will include 2017 re-enactment

Going Wild For The Wild Ones! by Lynleigh Greig - fundraising for the Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic has gone over halfway - see the social and fundraising event pictures of the season and find out how you can help make the Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic a Reality

Pictures: Avalon Beach SLSC Fun Gala Day, Launching 'DIGGER' IRB, Life Members' Ken Davo And Don Imo 90th Birthdays by Roger Sayers 

Aquatics: 2018 Pittwater To Paradise Regatta: Entries Closing December 1st, 2017 - Blink And You Might Miss The Entry Cut-Off by Lisa Ratcliff

Pygmy Possums In Their Sights (2017) by Lesley Stevens

Goodstart Cromer, 2017 Winners of State and National award for Sustanability Practice, are Joining Pittwater’s Pygmy Possum Project

Profile: Michael 'Mick' Dooley:  We're Super Stoked this week to be bringing you a small insight into an Australian legend and Pittwater resident - the 1964 Bell's winner, when it was still the Bell's Beach Easter Rally, and the gentleman who won the 1962 Metropolitan Championship at Bondi and was in the water, and finals, not on the beach, in the 1964 World Championships at Manly.

COWABUNGA! Over the falls, and over to the Profile of the Week page you go!

Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2017-2018: Bilgola December 10th, Newport January 7th, Avalon January 14th, Mona Vale January 21st, The Big Swim January 28th

History:  The Pittwater YHA Celebrating 50 Years on November 19, 2017: All Welcome - a glance back at the beginnings of the YHA that rates 100% year in-year out

Park Bench Philosopher Pittwater Summer Houses 2017-2018: a 1916 Cottage and Palm Beach House - precursor for this Summer's focus on great homes and visitors of the past

Artist of the Month: November 2017: Mick Glasheen The Art Of Mick Glasheen: Drawing On The Land, Garigal Country - You are invited to the exhibition opening of Northern Beaches Artist, Mick Glasheen, whose work is known and loved by many of us on the Peninsula. Mick is holding his first public exhibition of his extraordinary panoramic drawings and paintings of the sandstone plateaus, caves and beaches of Pittwater. Mick brings the landscape to life in a way that few other artists have done. 

To prelude this wonderful exhibition Mick will be adding more of his works into his November Artist of the Month page in the lead up to opening night - please revisit his page in the coming weeks to see these breath taking works which may be viewed in full size from opening night.

Opening Saturday 2 December, 2pm - 5pm; running over three weekends in December; 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 December, 2017, 8am - 5pm

 Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 13/11/2017 

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To contact Julian:  editor@scotlandisland.org.au

Residents Want 'Welcome To Pittwater' Sign Returned

Pittwater Online has been contacted by a number of residents this week expressing their dismay that the 'Welcome to Pittwater' sign as you come along Wakehurst Parkway has disappeared.

Although many of the former Pittwater Council logos are disappearing or being scrubbed out from the names of wharves, obviously to be replaced by the new 'design', readers have expressed this cheery sign made them many feel welcomed and gave those returning home a boost after a long day.

As Pittwater is now a Ward, with different boundaries, the wish expressed is that such a sign may be returned and placed where the new lines mark Pittwater's circumference so that good cheer may continue.
The Old
 The New?

Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: Proposed Lease Of Lands Prep. Works

Earlier this week council has invited feedback on the proposed lease of lands connected with the Mona Vale road upgrades. Queries have confirmed this is part of preparation works. Construction tenders will be advertised shortly and contractors will be selected early next year (2018).



Council’s invitation to provide feedback:

Proposed Lease Of Land To Roads And Maritime Services (RMS) - Mona Vale Road

In accordance with Section 47A of the Local Government Act 1993, Northern Beaches Council hereby gives public notice of its intention to consider a lease for a term of three (3) years for the parcels of land known as: 

• Lot 2, 3 & 4 DP 350940 Walana Crescent, Mona Vale
• Lot 101 DP 749415, Lot 6 DP 239061 and Part of Lot 12 DP 241313 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale
The purpose of the lease is for the construction of noise walls, drainage and associated infrastructure and for temporary construction and road purposes.

A separate process is being undertaken for RMS to acquire some of the leased land in the future. The parcels affected are marked on the attached plans.

• Site Plan SR4779
• Site Plan SR4790
• Site Plan SR4794

Have your say
• Online 
• In writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why, 2099 marked 'Proposed RMS leases Mona Vale'
For enquiries contact Council’s Property Officer on 1300 434 434.

Submissions close Monday 18 December 2017


Help The Island Kindy Get A Playground

Start voting TODAY for Scotland Island & Offshore Children’s Services to win a recycled playground worth $45,000 – thanks to Garnier!

Everyone can cast one vote for every 24 hours by jumping ontoGarnier.com.au/Playground. Vote every day until December 8th.

Once you click on the link, go to the bottom right hand corner of the page and there will be a "Cast your vote" section. If you fill out your details and then type "Scotland" into the school section our kindy will come up. 

Below is a picture of our current playground – as you can see we need some help!

You can also help by saving all your empty cosmetic containers and packaging. Examples include; shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand cream, hand wash, face cleanser, face wash, moisturiser, makeup, lipstick, lipgloss etc etc 

Larger Signs Or Ranger Patrols Needed At Church Point

Residents of our offshore areas are finding the frustrations with the building of new car park works at church point compounded by visitors not being aware, or disregarding how to use the new areas already finished.

On weekends Restaurant diners have taken every spot in the 10min unloading zone, not good for residents who may have items they wish to drop off to their boats.

One resident spent 40 minutes trying to find a parking spot yesterday (Saturday November 18th) resulting in the ruination of ice-cream - not something those with easier access to a car-park and their freezer will have to explain to youngsters.

A little consideration, paying attention to what you can do when and where, or a few fines may remedy the problem of onshore people not looking out for or after offshore people.


Church Point 10 minute drop-off zone yesterday

CABRA AGM 2017

Monday November 27th at &;30 p.m.
Avalon Sailing Club
Hudson Parade, 
Clareville

Special Guest: Dr. Suzanne Daly
Our local doctor fighting to retain medical services at Mona vale Hospital

Infrastructure Grants Now Open

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is encouraging local community organisations to apply for funds under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.
 
The Infrastructure Grants Program supports new or upgraded community facilities across three key areas – sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness.
 
The funding comes from the ClubGrants Category 3 Program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue back into local communities.
 
“These grants provide an opportunity for our local community organisations to dream big and help equip them to make a real difference in our community,” Rob Stokes said today.
 
“Recent improvements to the program include the introduction of four funding rounds per year, instead of just one – and the application process is now more streamlined.
 
“Funding ranges are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness, and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation.
 
“There are many local organisations that have great plans and ideas – but just need a financial boost to help make them happen.
 
“Applications for this round of funding close 20 November, 2017,” Rob Stokes said.
 
Further information is available at:

Environmental Planning And Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 Passes

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 was passed in the NSW Parliament this week.

Proclamations commencing Acts
Local Land Services Amendment Act 2017 No 48 (2017-626) — published LW 17 November 2017
Parole Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No 57 (2017-627) — published LW 17 November 2017

Visit: Visit: New South Wales Government
Notification of the making of statutory instruments, NSW Government Gazette and Bill information

Major Overhaul For NSW Planning System

5.11.2017: Ministerial Media Release - The Hon. Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Housing
The Bill to change the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) that will see the biggest overhaul of the NSW planning system since the legislation’s inception almost 40 years ago, has passed through Parliament.

“The changes reflect the Government’s commitment to thriving, safe and well-designed communities with local character and heritage,” Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said.

Mr Roberts said the changes have a key focus on enhancing community participation by requiring planning authorities to prepare and implement community participation plans that detail how they engage with their community.

“These plans include mandatory minimum periods such as a 14-day exhibition period for Development Applications, unless the Community Participation Plan says otherwise. For Local Environmental Plans (LEP’s) the minimum exhibition period is 28 days. Authorities will be encouraged to go beyond the minimum requirements, in order to ensure the consultation suits the community’s needs”.

Mr Robert said the changes ensured a simpler, faster planning system, and will build community confidence in planning decisions and outcomes. “There is no denying that NSW is a great place to live and work, however, the best places do not just happen, they are planned, and planning for the future of our state is critical.

“By focusing on community participation, strategic planning, clarity in decision making and simpler and faster processes, the Bill will help strengthen community confidence in the planning system.

“Greater confidence and participation is essential to accommodating an extra 2.2 million people in NSW over the next 20 years, while at the same time maintaining livability and the richness of our natural and built environment.”

The changes strengthen councils’ focus on strategic planning, which builds on the recent introduction of Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels (IHAPs) in Greater Sydney and Wollongong.

For the first time, the Act will recognise the role of councils in strategic planning for the local area through their preparation of new local strategic planning statements.

“These statements will see councils and communities formulate the vision for land use in the local area, capturing local character and what the community wants for the future. At the same time, the statements will translate the directions in regional and district plans into actions at the local level.
 
“Through the changes, councils will also be given the ability to impose a levy on complying development certificates, as well as being able to stop work for up to seven days on a complying development site to investigate whether construction aligns with the certificate.”

Other changes to the EP&A Act include:
  • Modernising and expanding the objects of the Act, which sets out the goals of the legislation. The new goals include promoting good design of the built environment, management of heritage, and proper construction and maintenance of buildings.
  • Strengthening and streamlining local development processes by ensuring NSW government agencies give advice and approvals in a timely way and giving the Secretary of Department of Planning and Environment the authority to step in where there is delay or conflict in advice.
  • Strengthening compliance by introducing enforceable undertakings, which are a powerful tool that enables breaches of the Act to be fixed, compensated or prosecuted.
  • Requiring councils to do an LEP check at least every 5 years to consider whether the LEP is still fit for purpose given any changes in demographics, infrastructure, strategic plans and other key indicators.
  • Strengthening the rules for regional planning panels in line with the local IHAPs – this includes ensuring property developers and real estate agents cannot sit on the panels, and that meetings are held in public.
  • Closing off the transitional arrangements for former Part 3A projects with all future modifications to these projects to be assessed under the State significant development or State significant infrastructure pathways.
The draft Bill was exhibited from 9 January to 31 March 2017, with 478 submissions received and the Department of Planning and Environment. This valuable feedback helped to refine the Bill that has been passed through Parliament.

2018 George Bass Marathon

Warriewood and Perth SLSC Members are joining up for the George Bass!

These clubs competed against each other in the Junior Surf Boat Final - 1983 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, Clifton Beach Tasmania – pretty amazing.

Warriewood women are joining with Avalon women to form a crew to row this year as well

The 2018 George Bass Surfboat Marathon will run from Sunday 31 December 2017 until Saturday 6 January 2018 - 7 days, 7 legs and 190km's of the best coastline in Australia!

Find out more HERE
Below runs that to be remembered 1983 Championship

Avalon Craft Cottage

With Christmas coming all too quickly, the Craft Cottage members are in the middle of their busiest season, with two more big shows before we shut down for the year.

For the information of our Lower North Shore customers, we will opening atST.IVES VILLAGE, on Monday the 13th November.
This time we will be upstairs, outside the coffee shop, and near the Concierge. Just come in from the top entrance.
Once again you will be able to buy beautiful Christmas gifts for family and friends, wonderful hand-made greeting cards and Christmas decorations, bunting, kid’s t-shirts etc.

And then, just a couple of weeks later, we head back to Avalon for our bigCHRISTMAS SHOW This show is for THREE DAYS ONLY ….Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st December and Saturday 2nd December. 
We will be open from 10am to 4pm daily, and with so much extra room the members are really able to put up a good display of their beautiful art & craft.   

The room will be very festive with a Christmas table, and many items made especially for the Christmas Season….colourful bunting, little Christmas dresses & bibs, Christmas jewellery for the ladies, lovely decorations for the tree, and plenty of Christmas gift ideas.

We are having a Christmas giveaway at this show. Every customer coming in the door will be given a FREE ticket and go in the draw to win a big basketful of Christmas goodies… wine, biscuits, cake, pudding, crackers etc.   

You don’t even have to buy anything…just come, have a look at our display, hopefully be tempted to spend a few dollars, and maybe go home with a lovely prize put together by the Craft Cottage members.

Once again, from all the Avalon Craft Cottage members, a huge THANK YOU for you support this year. And please be a Facebook friend, and share our page with your family & friends.

Maureen Darcy-Smith 

Youth Hub In Pittwater

Friday November 17, 2017: The Burdekin Association
We are planning to open a Youth Hub in Pittwater and need your help to make sure it meets community needs.... please take a minute and take this short but important survey! We will love you for it.
The Youth Hub is a response to the lack of permanently based youth services in the Pittwater region and the need to support our community from the North to the South. Many Youth Services are coming together to deliver this service in the area to support 12-24 year old’s and their family/support people.

You will be able to make an appointment to see a trained support worker or drop in as required. The worker will chat to you about the reason for coming in and then connect you with the most appropriate professional service.

We hope many services will be able to deliver support out of the Youth Hub to ensure young people and their family/carers have access to appropriate and professional intervention for such things as (but not limited to);

* Overwhelming or stressful feelings
* Drug and alcohol use
* Sexual Health issues
* Mental Health concerns
* Homelessness
* School disengagement

Member For Mackellar, Jason Falinski MP, Updates

Foodbank for Christmas
This Christmas we are supporting Foodbank Australia, so please drop off any non-perishable food items to my Electorate Office at 1238 Pittwater Rd in Narrabeen before 18 December and we will make sure it goes to the most needy Aussie.

Mr Falinski's office is at 1238-1246 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen.

NBI Pittwater Paddle 2017
Well done to the winners and participants of this year's NBI Pittwater Paddle. A great and fun event to raise money for additional needs children and their families on the Beaches.— at Winnererremy Reserve bay Mona Vale.

The results are in...
 If you participated in Sunday’s Pittwater Paddle, click on the following link to find out your time and place.: HERE


B-Line Newport Consult Closes December 1st

Residents are reminded that Transport for NSW want your feedback on the proposal to construct a roundabout on the corner of Neptune and Barrenjoey Roads to turn the buses around. 

Your feedback will help TfNSW understand what is important to the community, and help them prepare a Review of Environmental Factors that will be released for consultation early next year.

You can also provide your feedback by emailingprojects@transport.nsw.gov.au
Or by mail to: B-Line Newport Extension Locked Bag 6501, St Leonards NSW 2065

Feedback should be sent by 5pm Friday 1 December 2017.

Pittwater Online readers report investigative surveys have been carried out this week, one surveyor apparently entering private property. The B-Line Newport webpage advises that this is:

Night work at Newport 
Services investigation work on Barrenjoey Road and Neptune Road,Newport between Monday 13 November and Monday 27 November 2017. 

Details of work activities 
Surveying and services investigation work will continue in November to help identify where existing water, sewer and electricity services are located. 
The majority of the service investigation work will be completed on Barrenjoey Road and Neptune Road over five nights between Monday 13 November and Monday 27 November, weather permitting. Most of the work will be completed at night to minimise impacts to traffic and for the safety of motorists and our team. 
• night work hours are 7pm to 5am 
• day work hours, should it be required, are 7am to 6pm 

This work will help us understand where services are and help us prepare a concept plan which will be included in a Review of Environmental Factors (REF). The REF will be out for community consultation early next year. 

How will the work affect you? 
There may be some noise associated with this work, but we will make every effort to minimise it by completing the noisier work before 11pm. 
Equipment being used includes: 
• concrete saws 
• vacuum trucks 
• power and hand tools 
• light vehicles for site and traffic control 

There will be no interruptions to your utility services while this work takes place. The work will take place on the road verge and public areas. Access to private property is not required. 

Traffic and pedestrian changes 
There may be some temporary traffic and pedestrian changes to ensure the work zone is safe. Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs. 
For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App. 

Contact information 
If you would like more information on the work or the Northern Beaches B-Line Program, please contact the B-Line project Ph: 1800 048 751 (24 hour construction response line) E:projects@transport.nsw.gov.au or visit the website: b-line.transport.nsw.gov.au 

2017 SNB Interbranch Team 

We thank everyone who nominated and congratulate the athletes below for gaining selection to this years SNB Interbranch Team 
AGE GROUP MALE FEMALE 
U/12 WATER 
Conner Maggs: Manly               Georgina Prowse: Nrth Curl Curl 
Braden Crichton-Browne: Nrth Curl Curl Ashleigh Windsham: Manly 

U/12 BEACH 
Artie Leiper – Freshwater  Nina van der Ryden - Manly 

U/13 WATER 
Jake Morris - Newport          Kimberley Doyle - Manly 
Mitchell Morris - Newport  Katelynn Doyle - Manly 

U/13 BEACH 
Joshua Gedz - Manly  Stefanie Fejes - Freshwater 

U/14 WATER 
Isaac Crews – Nrth Curl Curl  Charlotte Ward - Manly 
Joel Piper - Newport  Jodie Louw - Newport 

U/14 BEACH 
Dylan Calderon - Manly  Zoe Couzens - Bilgola 

U/15 WATER 
Oscar Smith - Newport  Piper Harrison - Manly 
Mitchell Stuart - Nrth Curl Curl  Alex Lefevre - Newport 

U/15 BEACH 
Aiden Helu - Manly  Madeleine Wallace - Collaroy 

U/17 WATER Zach Morris - Newport  Madison Louw - Newport 
Taylor Gabb - Newport  Jami Prowse- Newport 
James Finn - Newport          Emily Doyle - Manly 

U/17 BEACH 
Reuben Sharma - Newport  Bailee Radford - Newport 

U/19 & OPEN 
Isaac Smith(U/19) - Newport  Naomi Scott(U/19)- Manly 

WATER 
Max Brooks(CAPT) - Newport  Taylar Puskaric - Manly 
Jay Furniss – Manly  Lara Moses - Newport 
U/19 & OPEN 
Blake Drysdale - Newport  Laura Shorter(CAPT) – Newport 

BEACH HEAD COACH Chris Allum 
TEAM MANAGER Greg Heard 
ASSISTANT COACH(water) Tim Hayes 
ASSISTANT COACH(beach) Michael Gedz

Green Light For Draft Consolidated Central Coast Local Environmental Plan

14.11.2017: Departmental Media Release - The Department of Planning and Environment
The Department of Planning and Environment has issued a Gateway determination to allow the draft consolidated Central Coast Local Environmental Plan (LEP) to proceed. 

The decision allows the Central Coast Council to consolidate the existing Gosford and Wyong LEPs into a single Central Coast LEP

Coordinator General Central Coast Lee Shearer said the preparation of a LEP is the logical next step following the creation of the Central Coast Council. 

"Following the creation of Central Coast Council it is important that we approve creation of the draft LEP, to ensure our environmental planning instruments are simplified and consistent,“ Ms Shearer said. 

A key feature of the application process is a pilot study to implement an online mapping tool on the draft LEP. 

The web tool will provide online access to zone and development standards mapping resources during the LEP approval process. 

The tool gives the Central Coast community better access to LEP mapping resources and presents an ideal opportunity to explore the feasibility of an online mapping tool for LEP map production. 

Many of the elements needed to produce the web mapping tool are already in place and this pilot study will explore how to best apply the technology. 

"This online mapping tool will reduce time and costs to the council and position the Department and council as leaders in online land use mapping resources," Ms Shearer said. 

"The Central Coast is the ideal region for a pilot study into the tool because it involves a single local government area.“ 

Council will provide access to the online tool for people without computer access, as well as hard copies, which will be available on request. 

A 12-month time frame is anticipated to make the consolidated plan, including periods for agency consultation and public exhibition. 

New App Puts City Planning In Young People’s Hands

November 15,2017: Greater Sydney Commission
Greater Sydney’s next generation is being given the chance to use their creativity to help shape the city’s future, through a new app launched by the Commission, in partnership with the NSW Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP).

The free app, My Metropolis, is an interactive tool that encourages our younger members of the community to think about what makes an ideal city, allowing them to plan and build elements such as schools, public transport, cafes, places to work and sporting facilities.



Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO and NSW Advocate for Children and Young People, Andrew Johnson, were joined by Commission CEO Sarah Hill to unveil the app to an audience of young people at the ACYP ’s Strawberry Hills offices, encouraging them to have their say on the future of Greater Sydney.

Lucy highlighted the importance of providing opportunities for children and young people to share their views.

“We want to get feedback and submissions from as many Sydneysiders as possible on the future of our city and My Metropolis is a great way for us to engage with children and young people in a way they’re comfortable and familiar with.

“It’s their city too and they should have a say in it – it’s just one of the many ways we’re involving young people,” Ms Turnbull said.

The app is part of the Commission’s commitment to ongoing and innovative engagement. It will be supported by a survey conducted by the Advocate for Children and Young People.

The Commission will be considering survey results along with feedback and formal submissions from a range of other organisations that represent young people in Greater Sydney.

My Metropolis is available for download free of charge on iOS or Android.

Kialoa II Crew Growing Mo’s For The Bro’s

November 1, 2017
November 1 is the start of Movember, the annual men’s health awareness campaign and fundraiser, and both the delivery and Rolex Sydney Hobart race crew of Kialoa II are getting into the 70s vibe in anticipation of the 73-footer’s arrival into Sydney at the end of the month.

The Sparkman Stephens design that took line honours in the 1971 Sydney Hobart yacht race (video) is making for Albany in Western Australia having left the UK in August following a tough Rolex Fastnet Race.

The boat’s Movember campaign is called KiaMOa II and the donation page is https://au.movember.com/team/2295673 

“As a throwback to the 1970s, to get us into the spirit of emulating the prowess of the Kialoa II crew who won the Sydney to Hobart race in ’71, the male contingent of the Kialoa II crew of 2017 are going to grow mo’s to help the bro’s as part of Movember,” says shore manager Melinda Broughton adding, “and the two women crew will be suitably accessorised to complete the look.

“Support the KiaMOa II campaign sprouting mo’s and mutton chops to raise research funds all the way to Hobart. And bring back the terry-towelling hat!” she added.


Paddy Broughton during the delivery of Kialoa II to Cape Town - photo courtesy Kialoa II

In keeping with the 1970s theme, a terry-towelling hat each is the latest addition to Kialoa II’s Rolex Sydney Hobart crew uniform of boat branded Zhik Isotak foul weather gear.

Kialoa II’s small delivery crew is en route to Sydney for the start of one of the great bluewater classics which will set off from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. Theirs is a 13,000 nautical mile voyage to recreate Jim Kilroy’s ‘71 line honours victory and transport the boat to co-owner Patrick Broughton’s hometown.
 
Patrick, better known as Paddy, and brother Keith who is based in the UK bought Kialoa in 2016 to compete in the same ocean classics as Kilroy did with the boat back in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
 
The final stages of Kialoa II’s delivery to Sydney can be tracked via the boat’s website Kialoa2.com.au

For the Hobart Race Dallas Kilponen, the son of Kilroy’s longstanding navigator, the late David ‘Fang’ Kilponen, will be on board along with a UK crew component plus a number of ex-Brindabella legends including Lindsay May (44 Hobarts, three time overall winner) and Tony Hearder.


David Fang Kilponen on board Kialoa III - photo courtesy Kilponen family

Kialoa II’s ETA in Sydney is the weekend of November 25-26, leaving the crew just one month to switch from cruising to race mode before lining up against this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet.

Kilroy’s 1971 line honours winning time for the 628 nautical mile was 3 days 12 hours 46 minutes 21 seconds compared to the current race record of 1 day 13 hours 31 minutes 20 seconds set by Anthony Bell’s 100-footer Perpetual Loyal in the 2016 event.

Kialoa II website http://kialoa2.com.au/ 
By Lisa Ratcliff

23-27 Warriewood Rd, Warriewood: DA Number: N0460/17

Council is seeking public comment on this proposal prior to determination. The proposal is for construction of a three storey residential flat building comprising 32 residential apartments with 83 basement parking spaces, and a three storey multi-dwelling housing development comprising 12 dwellings with associated parking spaces, extension to Lorikeet Grove, new internal roadway, associated landscaping and remediation works to the existing creek line corridor.

Applicant: J & G Knowles & Associates Pty Ltd

Consent authority: Northern Beaches Council.
Sydney North Planning Panel has the function of determining the application.

This proposal is an integrated development and requires a Water Activity Approval from the NSW Office of Water under Section 91 of the Water Management Act 2000.

During the exhibition period, any person may make a submission orinspect application plans and related documents via northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au. **

Alternatively, documents can be viewed at Council’s Mona Vale Customer Service Centre during business hours. Written submissions marked with the application number may be sent to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why.

If required, submissions must be accompanied by a Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statement, which can be downloaded at
northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Please note that all submissions are public documents and may be made available or reproduced in Council reports.

Exhibition: Sat 28 Oct - Tue 28 Nov
Enquiries: Rebecca Englund, 9970 1111

Documents on Council website HERE
NO documents on the Sydney North Planning Panel webpage  DA Lodgement date: October 16, 2017

Pasadena Progress?

Church Point residents report that the gentleman who owns the Pasadena has workmen working on it - he has said to them council have not offered to buy it, and he's going to refurbish it. 

We'll follow up on this by hopefully talking to the owners ourselves ASAP.

Avner Foundation's Pancreatic Cancer 'Network Of Excellence' Meets For First Time At UNSW

November 15, 2017: UNSW
UNSW Sydney Professor Minoti Apte OAM has been awarded her second grant from the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, this time for her work on a novel drug combination for pancreatic cancer that will target not only cancer cells but also specific cells in the tissue surrounding cancer cells which help cancer growth.

The grant was announced as researchers gathered in Sydney to attend the Avner Foundation’s first National Pancreatic Cancer Symposium at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW, on World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

The Symposium was established to create a “network of excellence” that will accelerate the organisation’s vision of doubling the number of people who survive pancreatic cancer by 2020.

In total, the Avner Foundation awarded six grants totaling $2 million for work that aims to break through more than 40 years of no progress in solving the very poor survival rates of pancreatic cancer.

The five-year survival rate is 8% compared with prostate and breast cancer, which have a five-year survival rate of more than 90%, foundation chairman Alan McArthur said.

“These grants to globally leading researchers provide pancreatic cancer patients, their families and the community with hope that we are unlocking the answers to this hideous problem,” he said.

The Symposium convenor, UNSW Associate Professor Phoebe Phillips, said funding from the Foundation had increased the number of researchers doing pancreatic cancer research in Australia.

“The next 10 years is looking really bright for pancreatic cancer research, compared to the last 10,” she said.

The Avner Foundation is exclusively dedicated to Pancreatic Cancer and is named in honour of Avner Nahmani, a former senior executive of Woolworths Limited, and Pittwater resident, who succumbed to the disease 13 months after diagnosis.

The Director and Founder of Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Caroline Kelly, said: “For the first time since we started awarding the Innovation and Accelerator Grants, past and present recipients representing different institutions and universities across Australia will share updates on their progress. The Symposium will offer an unparalleled opportunity for pancreatic cancer researchers to discuss and collaborate for the betterment of the disease.”

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The Avalon Preservation Association, also known as Avalon Preservation Trust, is a not for profit volunteer community group incorporated under the NSW Associations Act, established 50 years ago. We are committed to protecting your interests – to keeping guard over our natural and built environment throughout the Avalon area.

Membership of the association is open to all those residents and/or ratepayers of Avalon Beach and adjacent areas who support the aims and objectives of our Association.

In APA, we care for Avalon because we live here.

All APA asks from you is the opportunity and means to look after the attractions of the area in which we live. Which amounts to your support and a nominal $10.00 per annum membership fee. We need both.

Join APA now.

Avalon Preservation Association
50th AGM – 27th November 2017
Celebrating 50 years of caring for Avalon
Come along and celebrate our 50th anniversary protecting Avalon!
Venue: Avalon Bowling Club, 4 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach.
Date/time: Monday 27 November from 6.30pm.

Bus Changes And Timetables

Transport for NSW
New timetables will be introduced from 26 November, including almost 7,000 extra weekly trips across the bus network.

New services will be added to routes across Western Sydney, the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Lower North Shore and Northern Suburbs, Illawarra and Central Coast. In addition, there will be changes to bus services in Pittwater and the Northern Beaches, in conjunction with the new B-Line.

Key benefits we’re delivering across Sydney’s bus network:
  • Better connections, more capacity and improved connectivity, with extra weekly trips
  • Brand new high frequency and reliable bus services on the B-line connecting the Northern Beaches to the City
Find a timetable
Search for your bus route to see your new timetable - here.


Ingleside Precinct Planning Update

Monday November 13, 2017: Dept. of Planning and Environment
The next steps in the planning process for Ingleside are as follows:
  • All of the submissions and feedback have been reviewed. Feedback from landowners, Northern Beaches Council, the Ingleside Community Reference Group, state agencies and the community will inform the development of the final Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan.
  • A decision will be made regarding the proposed amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 to make Ingleside a Priority Growth Area. An amendment to the policy will help to assist Northern Beaches Council when assessing development applications prior to rezoning. This will ensure that the intended planning outcomes for Ingleside are considered during the assessment of new buildings or projects.
  • The final Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan will be released early in 2018, which forms the basis of the formal planning controls and contributions schemes. The Plan will include new material on energy and water conservation measures as well as affordable housing.
  • The formal planning controls and contributions schemes will also be placed on exhibition for comment at that time, including:
  1. Proposed changes to land use zones and associated controls for Ingleside;
  2. An application for Biodiversity Certification (this is required to be exhibited at the same time as the rezoning proposal). Biodiversity Certification enables areas of high conservation value to be identified upfront and means that landowners, Council and developers don't need to undertake a threatened species assessment during the Development Application stage;
  3. A Development Control Plan, addressing urban design controls for streetscapes, active travel, other public spaces and controls regarding the built form;
  4. A Special Infrastructure Contributions determination (section 94EE), funding biodiversity offsets, major infrastructure and potentially affordable housing;
  5. A Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan (Section 94), funding local infrastructure which will be maintained by Northern Beaches Council.

Wayne's Award!

Loosely Woven's free Christmas concert in Avalon on the 10th December.   As regular readers know these musicians are local and very talented  and  generously perform for the love of music and  for good causes. Entry is free and the Church supplies a wonderful free supper.
Donations to Amnesty International are voluntary.  

Wayne Richmond has been making music and raising money for Amnesty for more than 20 years.  At Amnesty Internationals (Avalon  Group )August concert Wayne received an award from Amnesty International Australia for his  wonderful work to help others!!! 


Wayne with his award

Avalon Group of Amnesty International are working to help those who suffer human rights abuse. We have been working in the Amnesty campaign to reduce the incarceration and suicide rates of indigenous youth and also the Write for Rights campaign.  At this concert we will have petitions about the victims of injustice around the world.

Free Concert:   “RIVER”  (Loosely Woven)
Free:   afternoon tea
Date:   Sunday   10th December,   4p.m.       
Place:    Avalon Baptist Church -   2 George St.
Voluntary Donations:  Avalon Amnesty International Group

Rotary Carols In The Park - Mona Vale

The Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches is once again presenting its annual "Christmas Carols in the Park". This year it will be held again in Mona Vale Village Park on Saturday 16 December.

This is the 14th year of this Pittwater tradition, with an even better show for the crowds of local families who come out to share the Christmas spirit and sing the familiar Christmas songs.

The fun begins at 6.30pm with a line-up of great local singers and musicians backed by the talented Pittwater Uniting Church band. Joining them again this year is special guest vocalist, Samantha Shaw*.

There'll be food and refreshments available, and free lollies for the kids. And Santa will make his usual appearance. Admission is free. 

Enquiries:  0417 228 294 or visit www.rotaryuppernorthernbeaches.org. Don't miss this terrific family evening and local seasonal tradition.


* Samantha Shaw has worked professionally for 30 years in radio, TV, theatre, concert and recording studios. Recently she spent 20 years in the UK as a renowned singer in London's session scene and in well-known UK vocal groups, singing on movie soundtracks, recordings, jingles, TV commercials and concerts. She has worked in theatre for producers such as Cameron Macintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and sung as a soloist with many orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Symphony Orchestra. She has sung backing vocals for artists such as Robbie Williams, Donny Osmond, Michael Ball and Sarah Brightman, and her voice can be heard on film soundtracks including Nine, A Christmas Carol (2009), Mamma Mia!, Bee Movie, 300, and Troy.

Terrey Hills Public Meeting On SCC Senior Housing Developments

NBC Pittwater Councillor Kylie Ferguson attended the Public Meeting at Terrey Hills this week to address residents concerns over the amount of large scale developments for Seniors Housing suddenly appearing all over the landscape.

Around 250 residents attended the meeting on Site CompatibilityCertificates (SCC) Developments in Terrey Hillsalong with a panel made up of representatives from the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, Northern Beaches Council and Pittwater MP, The Hon. Rob Stokes.

Great questions were posed to the Department of Planning and they were made very aware of the concerns of the community.

Please make comment on application DA 2017/0899 (85 and 85 Booralie Road TERREY HILLS NSW 2084). The more information provided, the better. Have your say is open until November 29th, 2017. 

Just prior to the meeting the Department of Planning announced consultation on New Rules for Site Compatibility Certificates - Seniors Housing. Please read and make comment. Link and details below

New rules for Site Compatibility Certificates: Seniors Housing SEPP
Exhibition Commences     10/11/2017
Exhibition Concludes   24/11/2017
A change has been proposed to the state policy governing housing for seniors and people with a disability about the use of Site Compatibility Certificates (SCC). The proposed amendment of the Seniors SEPP addresses the issue of incremental expansion of land for housing through SCCs. 

We welcome your feedback on the Explanation of Intended Effect that outlines the proposed amendment. Submissions can be made until: 24 November 2017. 

You can make a submission by: 
• writing to the Director, Housing Policy, Department of Planning and Environment, GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001 

Ingleside RFS Puts A Damper On Kimbriki Fire

Ingleside NSWRFS along with other volunteer RFS Brigades extinguished a mattress pile fire at Kimbriki Tip on Monday October 30th. Here are some photos of the volunteer firefighters from the RFS involved in the operation.

Interested in volunteering too? 
Head to www.inglesiderfs.org.au/Join-us or for the many other RFS Brigades around NSW, head to 

There's a wide range of roles available and the NSWRFS will provide you with skills you can apply to other places.

Photos courtesy Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade

Full Stockings For Soldiers 

Wednesday November 15, 2017: Avalon Beach RSL Club  
Avalon Beach RSL Club & Avalon Beach RSL Sub Branch are overwhelmed with the amount of goods that have been donated for the Stockings For Soldiers campaign. All goods are being packed today ready to send to our serving soldiers in the Middle East. 

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your amazing generosity. We would also like to say a massive thanks to the Avalon Beach RSL Sub Branch for volunteering your time to help pack, promote and donate to the cause. 

What a fantastic community we live in. 

DoggieRescue.com

Pet of the Week

Johnny

AGE/SEX: 3-4 years / M
BREED: Kelpie X Border Collie

Johnny is a sweet easy dog with an affectionate nature. He walks nicely on loose lead but can lunge at some dogs. He loves a jog and loves pats from volunteers. He has a short coat and weighs 17kg. 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 DoggieRescue call  9486 3133 or email monika@DoggieRescue.com. Visit www.DoggieRescue.com to see all our dogs. www.facebook.com/doggierescue 

North Head Sanctuary Foundation November Talk 

25 November 2017
The NHSF are having Brigadier Vincent Williams as their guest speaker onSaturday 25 November at 2pm.

He will be talking about his time on North Head with the army.
Place Bandicoot Heaven (Building 20) on North Fort Road
North Head Sanctuary
North Head Scenic Dr, Manly NSW 2095

Visitors welcome.

2018 NSW Women Of The Year Awards

November 9th, 2017: NSW Government
Nominations are now open for the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Now in its seventh year, the awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women to industry, communities and society.

2018 Awards categories
NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year
NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year
Community Hero
Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year
Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year
NSW Business Woman of the Year
First State Super Lifetime Achievement.

There are seven state-wide Award categories:
NSW Premier's Woman of the Year recognises NSW women who have excelled in their chosen career, field or passion. These women are exceptional achievers who have made a significant contribution to NSW and whose accomplishments make them a strong role model for other women.

NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year recognises Aboriginal women in NSW who have excelled in their chosen career, field or passion. These Aboriginal women are exceptional achievers who have promoted economic, cultural or social opportunities for Aboriginal people in NSW.

Community Hero celebrates heroes and/or volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the community. These women are positive role models who inspire others to contribute to the community too.

Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year celebrates women aged 18 to 30 years who have excelled in their career or made a significant contribution to their community.

Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year celebrates women from regional NSW who have made significant achievements in areas that are important to regional or rural communities.

NSW Business Woman of the Year recognises excellence in business in NSW. These women provide outstanding leadership and inspiration for other women to succeed.

First State Super Lifetime Achievement recognises an outstanding individual who has dedicated their life towards the advancement of women in NSW.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies called on the community to recognise women’s achievements in the state.

“It is important to give the outstanding and inspirational women leading the way across NSW, the recognition and acknowledgement they deserve,” Mrs Davies said.

Nominations close 18 December 2017. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day.

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Board Meeting In Public

06 November 2017 by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING IN PUBLIC
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust invites the public to observe the next Board Meeting.
 
When: Wednesday 20 December 2017 at 3.30pm
Venue: Boardroom, SHFT offices, Building 28, Best Avenue, Headland Park, Mosman
 
Members of the public may submit a question/s (maximum of two) in writing prior to the meeting. Questions must be received by 15 December 2017. Questions may be emailed to info@harbourtrust.gov.au (link sends e-mail)
The Chair has the discretion to allow a question to be asked and/or answered at the meeting.
 
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 15 December on (02) 8969 2100 or info@harbourtrust.gov.au

Nominations Open For 2018 Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating The Hall Of Fame

COOLANGATTA/QLD 
November 9th, 2017
By Surfing Australia  
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.

For the first time since 2011, Surfing Australia’s night of nights will be held on the Gold Coast on Tuesday March 6th at QT Surfers Paradise.

Tourism and Events Queensland Chief Executive Officer Leanne Coddington said the Australian Surfing Awards’ return to the Gold Coast was fantastic news for the tourism region.

“We look forward to hosting more than 350 guests as part of the awards ceremony, many of whom are prominent Australian surfing identities, including past, present and future world champions,” Ms Coddington said.

“Not only will these elite athletes be recognised for their commitment to the sport of surfing, they will also have an opportunity to experience the Gold Coast’s famous beaches and other tourism offerings first-hand.

“Alongside the World Surf League Awards, Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro, taking place on the Gold Coast next March, the Australian Surfing Awards will reinforce the Gold Coast’s place as a world-class surfing destination.”

World Surf League (WSL) competitor Matt Wilkinson and 2016 WSL Women’s World Champion Tyler Wright took the honours last year for the Male and Female Surfer of the Year awards, while Peter Crawford became the 39th inductee into the Hall of Fame.

“We’re pleased to be bringing the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame to the Gold Coast for the next two years,” said Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark.

“In celebrating the past and present surfing champions of Australia, it’s important that we move the prestigious awards night to iconic surfing regions across the nation following successful years in Newcastle and in Sydney.”

‘We also thank Tourism and Events Queensland and our valued partners for their support of the annual Australian Surfing Awards.”

Other awards to be presented on the night will be:
MALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
RISING STARS (MALE & FEMALE)
MILWAUKEE HEAVY WATER AWARD
ASB GREATER GOOD AWARD
PETER TROY LIFESTYLE AWARD
SURF CULTURE AWARD
SIMON ANDERSON CLUB AWARD
NIKON SURF VIDEO OF THE YEAR
NIKON SURF PHOTO OF THE YEAR
AUSTRALIAN SURFING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

The Milwaukee Heavy Water Award winner will receive $2,000 and a Milwaukee tool pack valued at $1,849.

The winners of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Nikon Surf Video of the Year will each receive a brand-new, top-of-the-line Nikon D850 and NIKKOR AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens – valued at $6,800.

World renowned Surf Journalist Nick Carroll continues in the role of Curator of the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.


Nick Carroll - AJG Pic.

Operated with the support of Tourism and Events Queensland, the Australian Surfing Awards is renowned for recognising the best in surfing talent.

To nominate, visit: www.australiansurfingawards.com
NOTE: Nominations close Monday January 8th, 2018.

The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, QT Gold Coast, the Australian Sports Commission, Nikon, Milwaukee, nudie, Australasian Surf Business Magazine, XXXX Summer Bright Lager and DrinkWise.

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017

December:
December 8th: 8am to 4pm Stall, outside ANZ Bank, Avalon Parade, Avalon Sewing, knitting, craft, jam. 
December 9th, 8am to 3pm Bunnings Narrabeen, sausage sizzle    

B-Line Mona Vale Update October 2017

GRASS MOUND WORK
The team at Mona Vale are reinstating the grass mound at Village Park behind the new B-Line bus stop location on Barrenjoey Road. Brand new light poles are also being installed around the mound and bus indent.

ROAD WORK
In Mona Vale, road work will continue on Barrenjoey Road and Golf Avenue.

In October, road work will include:
•traffic island adjustments at the intersection of Pittwater andBarrenjoey Road, including drainage and traffic signal work
•service investigation, relocation and installation
• bus stop construction along Barrenjoey Road including possible vegetation removal 

In October, the following work will commence (see map -NB: none there!):
•set up of traffic management for construction of bus indentnear Village Park
• installation of new bus shelters along Barrenjoey Road,including excavation of existing footings, concreting,installation of services for the shelter and paving.

CAR PARK WORK
In October, car park work will include:
 Beeby Reserve car park modifications including minorpavement works, service installation, installation of signs,CCTV and light poles as well asvegetation transplanting and vegetation trimming.

DAY WORK
Work will occur at the sites located on the map during the following hours:
•7am to 6pm on Monday to Friday
•8am to 1pm on Saturday

TRAFFIC CHANGES
Up to 8 car spaces will be occupied while work in the Beeby Reserve car park is taking place. Signs will be in place to direct pedestrian traffic safely.
Traffic conditions will change along Barrenjoey and Pittwater Road while construction of the indented bus stop takes place.

Temporary fencing, traffic control, and signs will be in place for public safety. Please be careful around sites and follow the direction of traffic controls and temporary signs.

B-Line Mona Vale Update: dated; October 17, 2017

GSC: Draft North District Plan

The vision for Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities – the Western Parkland City, the Central River City and the Eastern Harbour City – means residents in the North District will have quicker and easier access to a wider range of jobs, housing types and activities.

The North District is part of the Eastern Harbour City. Its expansive national parks, waterways and beaches provide a natural setting for its vibrant, productive centres and strong community connections.

The District comprises geographically diverse, economically strong and environmentally aware communities who value and embrace progress, the local landscape and a great quality of life.

The draft North District Plan guides the growth of the District within the context of the metropolis of three cities to improve the District’s social, economic and environmental assets.

The draft Plan guides this growth by protecting the District’s many lifestyle assets – from the bush, to its world-class beaches and Sydney Harbour, its vibrant local centres and heritage.

The District will attract even more local, domestic and international visitors as this thriving modern economy grows and coexists within beautiful, natural landscapes.

Housing and jobs will be targeted in the right places, aligned to new and enhanced infrastructure. Sydney Metro will create fast and efficient rail connections to both the Harbour CBD in the south and the growing communities in the northwest, while re-energising centres along its corridor.

Economic growth and a greater diversity of jobs will be targeted in the strategic centres of St Leonards, Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Brookvale-Dee Why, Hornsby and in Manly and Mona Vale as required. The Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest will significantly boost the District’s businesses and jobs in the health sector.

North Sydney’s commercial core will be enhanced to strengthen the District’s economic links to the Harbour CBD and its role in the Eastern Economic Corridor. North Sydney’s neighbourhoods and lifestyle assets will continue to provide housing close to jobs, services and infrastructure, and give the area a unique character.

The North District will have new networks for walking and cycling both within and between strategic centres, along main roads, and along the coast from Manly through to Palm Beach. It will also have networks of open space and urban tree canopy as the Greater Sydney Green Grid is developed.

Revised draft North District Plan

The revised draft North District Plan provides a 20-year plan to manage growth and achieve the 40-year vision, while enhancing Greater Sydney’s liveability, productivity and sustainability into the future. It is a guide for implementing the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan at a District level and is a bridge between regional and local planning. Download and read the full draft North District Plan (PDF 11MB). 

How to be involved 
This revised draft North District Plan replaces the draft North District Plan, released in November 2016. You can read the entire draft District Plan at www.greater.sydney 

This draft District Plan is on formal public exhibition until 15 December 2017. 
You can make a submission: by visiting: www.greater.sydney/submissions by emailing: submissions@gsc.nsw.gov.au by post to: Greater Sydney Commission Draft North District Plan PO Box 257 Parramatta NSW 2124 

Before making a submission, please read the Privacy Statement at www.greater.sydney/privacy

If you provide a submission in relation to this document using any of the above addresses, you will be taken to have accepted the Privacy Statement. 
Please note that all submissions and comments will be treated as public and will be published in a variety of mediums. 

If you would like to make a submission without it being made public or if you have any questions about the application of the Commission’s privacy policy, please contact the Commission directly on 1800 617 681 or submissions@gsc.nsw.gov.au
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New communities in land release areas 
The Priority Growth Area programs of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment guide the development of new communities in land release areas. The current program includes the Priority Growth Area of Ingleside with the potential for a new community of 3,400 dwellings.

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Mona Vale
Mona Vale strategic centre is a mixed use area including retail, commercial, community, light industrial and residential uses. It is a thriving centre during business hours,  providing amenity, convenience and a sense of community for residents.

Mona Vale’s connectivity to Brookvale-Dee Why and the Harbour CBD will be improved with the commencement of the B-Line bus service.
Actions 
42. Strengthen Mona Vale through approaches that:
a. protect and enhance the commercial and retail function of the centre to provide
employment growth and maintain high job containment
b. ensure sufficient retail and commercial floor space is provided to meet future demand
c. leverage Mona Vale’s role as a north-south and east-west bus interchange to facilitate a greater diversity of employment and mixed uses in the centre
d. improve access and linkages to local destinations, such as Mona Vale Hospital, through priority pedestrian networks
e. promote walking and cycling to and within the centre
f. retain and protect the industrial precinct to the north of the centre to serve the growing population
g. prioritise place making and urban activation, including enlivening the centre.

Urban activation: ‘Urban activation precincts aim to deliver more homes in places with access to infrastructure, transport, services and jobs.’

Petition: Save Ingleside From Over-Development

PROPOSED INGLESIDE DEVELOPMENT
We the undersigned, write in connection with the above proposal and wish to object strongly and respectfully to the development of the area in the proposed manner.

Ingleside is a dispersed settlement where development proposals should be considered very carefully: infilling could ruin the character of the area but estate development will not only overwhelm it but also overwhelm the vast majority of residents living from Narrabeen to Palm Beach who will travel through or near Ingleside every day.

Naturally, we understand that the State Government has a determined growth strategy. However, the overwhelming increase in immediate population and thoroughfare traffic will have a devastating effect upon the existing population who live here and contribute to Sydney as a city and as a defined demographic already. 

Pressure for the development in the region is considerable, mainly for housing city commuters, but has been successfully resisted for more than 30 years for the same reasons as now. The infrastructure was not in place and as can be seen by the impact of development in Warriewood, remains at an unsupportive level. The reasons for rejecting those schemes also included the inadequacy of the minor roads apart from Mona Vale Road to accommodate even small increases in traffic. 

Reference is made to the over one thousand comments on the supporting website, mostly by residents of Pittwater external to the immediate area of Ingleside who have failed to have a voice but as your constituents have equal right to be represented as bearing the impact of the development.
With the above in mind, we request that the development be reviewed to take into account the residents of Pittwater, whom you represent. Rather than telling them why it will be good for them, consider the voice of the residents and understand why it will be bad for them. 

Red Cross Shop Newport

The Newport Red Cross shop desperately needs your quality, discarded clothing items. Now that spring is almost springing, perhaps you are all set to 'declutter' your offshore abode. But what to do with all those gems that are no longer you. Well donate them of course. The Red Cross shop at Newport is very excited to receive your cast offs. We also take small household items but alas, no electrical or furniture. 

Did you know that all profits from Red Cross shops stay in Australia? Profits from Red Cross shops support worthy programmes like providing breakfast for school kids, Telecross - a daily call to elderly people in need of contact, youth services, disaster relief, mental health services and much, much more.

Should you need assistance please feel free to call me or just leave your items in our boat. We live on the northern side of Lovett Bay between Now and Zen and Therese and John. The house is called 'Foreshore' and our boat is a Stabicraft for purposes of identification! 

Don't hesitate to call in to the Newport Red Cross shop with your donations - close to Woolworths petrol station at 334 Barrenjoey Rd Newport or call Lesley Scott to help with donations - 0410 687864



Course For A Cause At Avalon

Just beyond the Bilgola Bends as you are about to enter the Avalon Village, nestled in behind a strip of nature that separates it from the often busy Barrenjoey Road – you have the Royal Avalon Golf Course.

Not only 9 holes of golf open to the public every day of the year, with no membership required but also one of the best located venues available for hire on the Northern Beaches, or even Sydney!

Recently we have begun a program called “Course for a Cause”. The initiative is designed to help local charities by offering free use of our facilities to raise money and/or awareness for a worthy cause.

Do you have a cause close to your heart?
Nominate your charity to become part of this program by calling 9918 2606 or emailing manager@avalongolfcourse.com.au

If you don’t want to play golf, but are still after a venue for your function, the clubhouse is available for extended hours. So with plenty of parking on sight, the time of day shouldn’t be a problem when promoting your personal cause.

If you don’t have a charity, but are still looking for somewhere to party, the clubhouse can be hired to celebrate all kinds of occasions.

The bar is available and serving some of your favourite beer and wine, or take advantage of our BYO option.

Day time events can always incorporate games to raise some extra money with the practice putting green beside the clubhouse being utilised for competitions or a bit of fun for the kids.

If you are interested in our Course for a Cause initiative OR would just like to hire Avalon Golf Course and clubhouse for a function, please emailmanager@avalongolfcourse.com.au or call 9918 2606


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November 12 - 18, 2017: Issue 337

Articles This Week 

Front Page Issue 337: Sydney Wildlife Go Wild Gala Goes Off,  Mick Glasheen's Emu in Milky Way Finale +++

Remembrance Day In Pittwater 2017: Addresses by Barrenjoy High School Captains Elijah Thomson and Ella Couston

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches And Palm Beach SLSC Host Fast Fives On Palm Beach: November 11, 2017

Pictures: Pittwater: A Very Aquatic Life! -  Palm Beach Longboarders Old Mal - Old Log Rally 2017, North Avalon Surfriders Association  Vs. Newport Plus Boardriders in the 'Battle of Bends 2017, SLS SNB and Palm Beach SLSC Hosts Fast Fives, RPAYC Hosts Opti Chicks Weekend; Speakers Tash Bryant and Annie Wilmot

Aquatics: 2017 Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta: Hosted By The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Wednesday 22 November to Sunday 26 November 2017 - Eligible Skippers Finalised! 

Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2017-2018: Bilgola December 10th, Newport January 7th, Avalon January 14th, Mona Vale January 21st, The Big Swim January 28th

Reflections by George Repin: THE CORINTH CANAL

Artist of the Month: November 2017: Mick Glasheen The Art Of Mick Glasheen: Drawing On The Land, Garigal Country - You are invited to the exhibition opening of Northern Beaches Artist, Mick Glasheen, whose work is known and loved by many of us on the Peninsula. Mick is holding his first public exhibition of his extraordinary panoramic drawings and paintings of the sandstone plateaus, caves and beaches of Pittwater. Mick brings the landscape to life in a way that few other artists have done. 

To prelude this wonderful exhibition Mick will be adding more of his works into his November Artist of the Month page in the lead up to opening night - please revisit his page in the coming weeks to see these breath taking works which may be viewed in full size from opening night.

Opening Saturday 2 December, 2pm - 5pm; running over three weekends in December; 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 December, 2017, 8am - 5pm

Profile: Avalon Preservation Association

The Avalon Preservation Association, also known as Avalon Preservation Trust, is a not for profit volunteer community group incorporated under the NSW Associations Act, established 50 years ago. We are committed to protecting your interests – to keeping guard over our natural and built environment throughout the Avalon area.

Membership of the association is open to all those residents and/or ratepayers of Avalon Beach and adjacent areas who support the aims and objectives of our Association.
In APA, we care for Avalon because we live here.

All APA asks from you is the opportunity and means to look after the attractions of the area in which we live. Which amounts to your support and a nominal $10.00 per annum membership fee. We need both.

Join APA now.

Avalon Preservation Association
50th AGM – 27th November 2017
Celebrating 50 years of caring for Avalon
Come along and celebrate our 50th anniversary protecting Avalon!
Venue: Avalon Bowling Club, 4 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach.
Date/time: Monday 27 November from 6.30pm.

History:  The Pittwater YHA Celebrating 50 Years on November 19, 2017: All Welcome - a glance back at the beginnings of the YHA that rates 100% year in-year out

Park Bench Philosopher Pittwater Summer Houses 2017-2018: a 1916 Cottage and Palm Beach House - precursor for this Summer's focus on great homes and visitors of the past

 Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 12/11/2017 

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To contact Julian:  editor@scotlandisland.org.au

Avalon Beach SLSC Gala Day To Promote Mental Health

The inaugural Avalon Beach SLSC Gala Day will take place on the morning of Sunday November 12. This will be a fun day combining Nippers, Youth, Opens and Masters competing in four mixed teams across a range of surf sports including wades, an obstacle course, skis, boards, rescue events, surf boats, IRB demonstration and an all age relay. The winning team will receive The Nick Pinheiro Cup in honour of our young member and surf boat rower who we lost this year. Competitors will make a gold coin donation to Lifeline Northern Beaches. 

The event will take place instead of normal nippers on that day. The concept will join the whole club, senior and juniors as one. and get more members involved with the club apart from just patrolling.
 
Our Gala Day will not only give all our members an opportunity to work together across all age groups in demonstrating key surf life saving skills, but through a gold coin donation also help raise funds and awareness of the support services provided by Lifeline. 
 
The Gala Day will help promote the benefits of Club membership. Apart from the benefits of regular exercise, active membership of a sports club can support psychological wellness through opportunities to socialise, build relationships across our community and build self-confidence in people of all ages.
 
By contributing to Lifeline, we also hope to raise awareness, and encourage others to reach out and talk to someone as a means to promoting positive mental health in our community. Lifeline Northern Beaches receives 50 calls a day from people with an urgent suicide risk. Each call costs $27 to respond to, so every dollar raised helps save lives.
 
Active members of the Surf Club across all ages will have the chance to participate on the day. We also invite people from across the community to come and watch our junior and senior life savers in action.  Collection tins will be available for donations by club members and the community at the surf club where a BBQ will also be available, and at The MAX lookout platform in the middle of the beach adjacent to one of the dune access walkways.
 
Nick Pinheiro was a club member who was sadly lost to mental heath issues earlier this year.

Nick's Parents are also club members and will be at the event to present the winning team with the trophy.
 
Avalon Beach SLSC is already very much a family club but this is the first time surf sport events have been created to include all ages participating together in teams. 

The main goal for the day is fun and positive activity.
 
Roger Sayers
Avalon Beach SLSC Life Member, Publicity Officer


Ingleside - Consultation

Please note the final Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan as will be released for consultation in early 2018, moved from the end of 2017.

Terrey Hills Public Meeting On SCC Senior Housing Developments

NBC Pittwater Councillor Kylie Ferguson attended the Public Meeting at Terrey Hills this week to address residents concerns over the amount of large scale developments for Seniors Housing suddenly appearing all over the landscape.

Around 250 residents attended the meeting on Site CompatibilityCertificates (SCC) Developments in Terrey Hillsalong with a panel made up of representatives from the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, Northern Beaches Council and Pittwater MP, The Hon. Rob Stokes.

Great questions were posed to the Department of Planning and they were made very aware of the concerns of the community.

Please make comment on application DA 2017/0899 (85 and 85 Booralie Road TERREY HILLS NSW 2084). The more information provided, the better. Have your say is open until November 29th, 2017. 

Just prior to the meeting the Department of Planning announced consultation on New Rules for Site Compatibility Certificates - Seniors Housing. Please read and make comment. Link and details below

New rules for Site Compatibility Certificates: Seniors Housing SEPP
Exhibition Commences     10/11/2017
Exhibition Concludes   24/11/2017
A change has been proposed to the state policy governing housing for seniors and people with a disability about the use of Site Compatibility Certificates (SCC). The proposed amendment of the Seniors SEPP addresses the issue of incremental expansion of land for housing through SCCs. 

We welcome your feedback on the Explanation of Intended Effect that outlines the proposed amendment. Submissions can be made until: 24 November 2017. 

You can make a submission by: 
• writing to the Director, Housing Policy, Department of Planning and Environment, GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001 

Doggie Rescues’s 2018 Calendar Is Out Now! 

We are proud to launch our 2018 Doggie Rescue Calendar - our major fundraising activity for the whole year. 

Buy one or buy 100 and help us reach our sales goal of 5,000 calendars sold. Just imagine the difference this money raised makes to our doggies' lives. 

Our 2018 cover boy is Ed (nee Oska at DR). Ed has had such an amazing turn around in his life from being a neglected abused dog left at a rural pound facing imminent death, to now being the cover boy of DoggieRescue’s 2018 calendar! 

A compassionate person on the other side of the world years earlier had a chance acquaintance with Ed. He was so touched by his gentle sweet nature despite his cruel treatment he could not get him out of his head. Upon hearing that Ed was facing his fate at the pound he rang numerous rescue groups from overseas for help. DoggieRescue heard of Ed’s plight and could not turn away. 

Ed became part of the DoggieRescue family and had regular meals and walks and he learnt that there are kind people out there. It did not take long until his now owner Scott and his family found him and saw what a beautiful boy he was and welcomed him into their hearts. 

DoggieRescue is all about saving lives like Ed’s, 365 days of the year. To keep our doors open we have launched our major fundraiser for the year, our 2018 calendar full of pics of DoggieRescue dogs who have found their forever homes. 

Ed and all the doggies would love you to buy a calendar this year for your friends and family – they think its the perfect Christmas stocking filler! 

Click on pic of the calendar below to order your copy now.



DoggieRescue.com is Australia’s largest No-kill charity, in operation since 2001 with the primary objective of saving dogs and cats from death row in council pounds. DoggieRescue has saved over 12,100 dogs and cats and has more than 100 dogs and cats looking for homes. It relies on animal lovers to keep its doors open and is largely a volunteer run organisation. Visit www.DoggieRescue.com or call 9486 3133 for details.

Surf Collective Initiative Part II: PROGRESS

Some of you may be aware that Surf Collective ran a competition with the Year 10 Business Studies students at Barrenjoey High School. The students had to come up with a surf related product, and did all their business studies learning around this product. Surf Collective spent time with the kids in the classroom and in the end put together a "Shark Tank" of some of their brands to listen to all their pitches and select a winner.

Some kids worked in groups and others individually. All kids were extremely engaged in their subject as making it about a product that they came up with really brought it to life. The winner was Lily McElligott with her company Coastal Upcycling, where she is upcycling old skateboard decks to make Surfboard Wax Combs. Watch this space as she has some other products in the pipeline!

Surf Collective put up $2,000 to get Lily going and she now has her products up on their website and in their collaboration with The Sneaky Grind Cafe in Avalon Beach.

Please take the time to have a look at her video below. Its so well put together!!

The project was so successful in engaging the kids that Surf Collective will be doing it again next year.

Thanks Surf Collective for engaging with our kids!

Barrenjoey H.

Introducing Coastal Upcycling

Published on 16 Oct 2017
Hand-crafted from 100% recycled skateboard decks. You can now find us at the Sneaky Grind Cafe in Avalon, Sydney (Australia). For more info check us out at http://www.coastalupcycling.com.au

Ingleside RFS Puts A Damper On Kimbriki Fire

Ingleside NSWRFS along with other volunteer RFS Brigades extinguished a mattress pile fire at Kimbriki Tip on Monday October 30th. Here are some photos of the volunteer firefighters from the RFS involved in the operation.

Interested in volunteering too? 
Head to www.inglesiderfs.org.au/Join-us or for the many other RFS Brigades around NSW, head to 

There's a wide range of roles available and the NSWRFS will provide you with skills you can apply to other places.

Photos courtesy Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade

The Avalon Preservation Association, also known as Avalon Preservation Trust, is a not for profit volunteer community group incorporated under the NSW Associations Act, established 50 years ago. We are committed to protecting your interests – to keeping guard over our natural and built environment throughout the Avalon area.

Membership of the association is open to all those residents and/or ratepayers of Avalon Beach and adjacent areas who support the aims and objectives of our Association.

In APA, we care for Avalon because we live here.

All APA asks from you is the opportunity and means to look after the attractions of the area in which we live. Which amounts to your support and a nominal $10.00 per annum membership fee. We need both.

Join APA now.

Avalon Preservation Association
50th AGM – 27th November 2017
Celebrating 50 years of caring for Avalon
Come along and celebrate our 50th anniversary protecting Avalon!
Venue: Avalon Bowling Club, 4 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach.
Date/time: Monday 27 November from 6.30pm.

Free NDIS Expo At Dee Why

People with disability, their carers and families are invited to a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Expo on Thursday 16 November.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the free event, being held at Dee Why RSL Showroom from 1 - 6.30pm, was designed to give our Northern Beaches’ residents information about service providers in the local area.

“Our goal is to help Northern Beaches’ people with disability, their families and carers make informed choices,” Mayor Regan said.

As well as around 45 service providers, staff from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the NDIS Local Area Coordination and Ability Links will be available to answer questions about the NDIS First Plan.

Specialist seminars being held on the day include:
  • 1.30pm Early Years (ages 0 - 8) and School Years (ages 9 - 18)
  •  3pm Plan reviews and appeals
  • 4pm Plan processes, reviews, appeals for adults
  • 5.15pm Plan processes, reviews and appeals for Early Years and School Years
For information call 9942 2686 or visit  ‘NDIS expo’.

The NDIS is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. It is being progressively rolled out across NSW to replace the current NSW disability support system and will be operating state-wide by July 2018.

2018 NSW Women Of The Year Awards

November 9th, 2017: NSW Government
Nominations are now open for the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Now in its seventh year, the awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women to industry, communities and society.

2018 Awards categories
NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year
NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year
Community Hero
Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year
Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year
NSW Business Woman of the Year
First State Super Lifetime Achievement.

There are seven state-wide Award categories:
NSW Premier's Woman of the Year recognises NSW women who have excelled in their chosen career, field or passion. These women are exceptional achievers who have made a significant contribution to NSW and whose accomplishments make them a strong role model for other women.

NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year recognises Aboriginal women in NSW who have excelled in their chosen career, field or passion. These Aboriginal women are exceptional achievers who have promoted economic, cultural or social opportunities for Aboriginal people in NSW.

Community Hero celebrates heroes and/or volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the community. These women are positive role models who inspire others to contribute to the community too.

Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year celebrates women aged 18 to 30 years who have excelled in their career or made a significant contribution to their community.

Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year celebrates women from regional NSW who have made significant achievements in areas that are important to regional or rural communities.

NSW Business Woman of the Year recognises excellence in business in NSW. These women provide outstanding leadership and inspiration for other women to succeed.

First State Super Lifetime Achievement recognises an outstanding individual who has dedicated their life towards the advancement of women in NSW.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies called on the community to recognise women’s achievements in the state.

“It is important to give the outstanding and inspirational women leading the way across NSW, the recognition and acknowledgement they deserve,” Mrs Davies said.

Nominations close 18 December 2017. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day.

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Board Meeting In Public

06 November 2017 by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING IN PUBLIC
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust invites the public to observe the next Board Meeting.
 
When: Wednesday 20 December 2017 at 3.30pm
Venue: Boardroom, SHFT offices, Building 28, Best Avenue, Headland Park, Mosman
 
Members of the public may submit a question/s (maximum of two) in writing prior to the meeting. Questions must be received by 15 December 2017. Questions may be emailed to info@harbourtrust.gov.au (link sends e-mail)
The Chair has the discretion to allow a question to be asked and/or answered at the meeting.
 
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 15 December on (02) 8969 2100 or info@harbourtrust.gov.au

Nominations Open For 2018 Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating The Hall Of Fame

COOLANGATTA/QLD 
November 9th, 2017
By Surfing Australia  
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.

For the first time since 2011, Surfing Australia’s night of nights will be held on the Gold Coast on Tuesday March 6th at QT Surfers Paradise.

Tourism and Events Queensland Chief Executive Officer Leanne Coddington said the Australian Surfing Awards’ return to the Gold Coast was fantastic news for the tourism region.

“We look forward to hosting more than 350 guests as part of the awards ceremony, many of whom are prominent Australian surfing identities, including past, present and future world champions,” Ms Coddington said.

“Not only will these elite athletes be recognised for their commitment to the sport of surfing, they will also have an opportunity to experience the Gold Coast’s famous beaches and other tourism offerings first-hand.

“Alongside the World Surf League Awards, Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro, taking place on the Gold Coast next March, the Australian Surfing Awards will reinforce the Gold Coast’s place as a world-class surfing destination.”

World Surf League (WSL) competitor Matt Wilkinson and 2016 WSL Women’s World Champion Tyler Wright took the honours last year for the Male and Female Surfer of the Year awards, while Peter Crawford became the 39th inductee into the Hall of Fame.

“We’re pleased to be bringing the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame to the Gold Coast for the next two years,” said Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark.

“In celebrating the past and present surfing champions of Australia, it’s important that we move the prestigious awards night to iconic surfing regions across the nation following successful years in Newcastle and in Sydney.”

‘We also thank Tourism and Events Queensland and our valued partners for their support of the annual Australian Surfing Awards.”

Other awards to be presented on the night will be:
MALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
RISING STARS (MALE & FEMALE)
MILWAUKEE HEAVY WATER AWARD
ASB GREATER GOOD AWARD
PETER TROY LIFESTYLE AWARD
SURF CULTURE AWARD
SIMON ANDERSON CLUB AWARD
NIKON SURF VIDEO OF THE YEAR
NIKON SURF PHOTO OF THE YEAR
AUSTRALIAN SURFING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

The Milwaukee Heavy Water Award winner will receive $2,000 and a Milwaukee tool pack valued at $1,849.

The winners of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Nikon Surf Video of the Year will each receive a brand-new, top-of-the-line Nikon D850 and NIKKOR AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens – valued at $6,800.

World renowned Surf Journalist Nick Carroll continues in the role of Curator of the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.


Nick Carroll - AJG Pic.

Operated with the support of Tourism and Events Queensland, the Australian Surfing Awards is renowned for recognising the best in surfing talent.

To nominate, visit: www.australiansurfingawards.com
NOTE: Nominations close Monday January 8th, 2018.

The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, QT Gold Coast, the Australian Sports Commission, Nikon, Milwaukee, nudie, Australasian Surf Business Magazine, XXXX Summer Bright Lager and DrinkWise.

DoggieRescue.com

Pet of the Week

Albie

AGE/SEX: 12 months / M
BREED: Bull Arab X

Albie is a gentle affectionate boy who loves people and loves to give you kisses. He has that calm placid manner and is a pleasure to be with. Albie sits for treats. He learns very quickly. He is clever and eager to please. He loves being around kids and would cope with a bit of overexcited play and overpatting by kids. Albie has a smooth coat and weighs 29.9kg. 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 DoggieRescue call  9486 3133 or email monika@DoggieRescue.com. Visit www.DoggieRescue.com to see all our dogs. www.facebook.com/doggierescue 

Thank You Barbara Woodruff

Narrabeen Youth Club Netball would like to say THANK YOU AND GOOD BYE to BARBARA WOODRUFF.

We thank Barb for her many years of commitment to NYC Netball.
About 15 years with no daughter playing in the club. Her time, effort and dedication to assisting the executive committee in many areas such as team Grading, coaching, Umpiring Junior and senior games, hours of mentoring our junior umpires has been greatly appreciated. 

Every season, every Saturday she is at Curl Curl all day, assisting NYC players and teams. She is well loved by our girls and has gained a special bond with many of them over the years.

Barb is a one in a million and we would like to nominate her for a Narrabeen Youth Club LIFE MEMBERSHIP inrecognition and in honour of all she has done for NYC netball. 

She is moving out of the Northern Beaches and we wish her every success in her new association at the Hills area. Barb is leaving behind a loyal and lovable legacy to what a club person represents and she will be sadly missed by us all.

On presentation day we had one of her favourite players of the past -Bobbie Kinsey present Barb a parting gift on behalf of the club.
Nominated by Gail McDonough, Seconded by Michelle Williams /Lucy Kelly/Tammy Montgomery (everyone in the room).
Voted and accepted Yes well deserved by all attendees.
Congratulations to our newest Life Member Barbara Woodruff.


Bobbie Kinsey and Barbara

DATES FOR THE 2018 DIARY
INFORMATION/UNIFORM SALES DAY SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY at Ted Blackwood Hall from 1pm to 4pm
GRADING DAY FOR 11-14 Years - SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY TIMES TO BE ADVISED
GRADING DAY FOR PLAYERS TURNING 10 IN 2018 - MONDAY 12TH FEBRUARY FROM 4-6 pm approx. To be held at Pittwater Uniting Church Indoor Newlife sports hall 10 Jubilee Avenue Warriewood

Infrastructure Grants Now Open

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is encouraging local community organisations to apply for funds under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.
 
The Infrastructure Grants Program supports new or upgraded community facilities across three key areas – sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness.
 
The funding comes from the ClubGrants Category 3 Program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue back into local communities.
 
“These grants provide an opportunity for our local community organisations to dream big and help equip them to make a real difference in our community,” Rob Stokes said today.
 
“Recent improvements to the program include the introduction of four funding rounds per year, instead of just one – and the application process is now more streamlined.
 
“Funding ranges are $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture, $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness, and $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation.
 
“There are many local organisations that have great plans and ideas – but just need a financial boost to help make them happen.
 
“Applications for this round of funding close 20 November, 2017,” Rob Stokes said.
 
Further information is available at:

Palmy Longboarders Old Log Old Mal Rally 2017: The Short Vid.

Nominees Announced For 2018 NSW Australian Of The Year Awards 

8 November 2017 
Medical scientists, inventors, a surf therapist, a teacher, rural community leaders, a Playschool legend and cycling cancer fundraisers are among the nominees for the 2018 NSW Australian of the Year Awards.

The NSW Award nominees announced today are in the running to be named NSW Australian of the Year, NSW Senior Australian of the Year, NSW Young Australian of the Year and NSW Local Hero.

The 2018 NSW Award nominees are: 

2018 NSW AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Geoff Coombes, Gary Bertwistle, and Samantha Hollier-James – Cancer fundraisers & Tour de Cure founders (Northern Beaches Sydney)
Professor Peter Macdonald AM – Cardiologist & medical pioneer (Maroubra)
Walter Mikac – Gun control campaigner & children’s champion (Byron Bay)
Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons – Professor in quantum physics (Sydney) 

2018 NSW SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Reverend Bill Crews AM – Humanitarian (Sydney)
Dr Catherine Hamlin AC – Pioneering surgeon (Sydney)
Brian Myerson – Organ transplant advocate (Rose Bay)
Don Spencer OAM – Singer, songwriter & musical educator (Sydney) 

2018 NSW YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Macinley Butson – Scientist & inventor (Wollongong)
Connor McLeod – Human rights & disability campaigner (Sydney)
Joel Pilgrim – Mental health champion & surf therapist (Sydney)
Ben Wang – Inventor (Sydney) 

2018 NSW LOCAL HERO
Jay Allen – Melanoma crusader (Southern Highlands)
Ian Burns – Community supporter (Dubbo)
Alistair Ferguson – Indigenous community leader (Bourke)
Eddie Woo – Mathematics teacher (Sydney) 

The NSW Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero Award recipients will be announced on Monday 13 November 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

The NSW Award recipients will then join a cohort of 32 State and Territory recipients from around Australia in the national Awards, which will be held in Canberra on 25 January 2018.

National Australia Day Council CEO, Ms Jenny Barbour, said the NSW nominees are among 130 great Australians being recognised at the state level in the Australian of the Year Awards. 

"The Australian of the Year Awards allow us to recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding Australians – people making extraordinary contributions to our society," said Ms Barbour.

“The NSW Award nominees are an extraordinarily diverse group of people, yet all are giving in their own way.  Their stories remind us we all have the power to help others, to bring about real change, to improve lives, to create and to bring joy.”

Commonwealth Bank has been a major sponsor of the Australian of the Year Awards for over 30 years.

“We are proud to support the Australian of the Year Awards, a program that celebrates the achievements of inspirational Australians,” said Mr Ian Narev, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank.

“Thank you to all of the amazing nominees for your contribution to our nation.”

Geoff Coombes and Gary Bertwistle and Samantha Hollier-James
State: New South Wales
Cancer fundraisers and Tour de Cure founders


Three friends determined to find a cure for cancer, Geoff Coombes, Gary Bertwistle, and Samantha Hollier-James established the now iconic Tour de Cure in 2007. Drawing on their professional backgrounds in branding, marketing and events, the trio decided to create a life-changing bike ride to raise money for pioneering Australian cancer research, support and prevention projects. 

The first Tour de Cure, from Brisbane to Sydney, brought together 29 people and raised just over $400,000. Today, Tour de Cure’s signature Tour is considered a ‘bucket list’ experience that raises more than $2.5 million annually. As the charity expands, Tour de Cure hosts a calendar of cycling tours and non-lycra fundraising gala events. 

Geoff, Gary and Samantha have also established a kids’ cancer prevention project that has encouraged more than 95,000 Australian school children, to be fit, healthy and happy. Tour de Cure has raised $32 million to fund 266 world-class Australian cancer research, support and prevention projects, that has resulted in 21 breakthroughs.

Avalon Craft Cottage

With Christmas coming all too quickly, the Craft Cottage members are in the middle of their busiest season, with two more big shows before we shut down for the year.

For the information of our Lower North Shore customers, we will opening atST.IVES VILLAGE, on Monday the 13th November.
This time we will be upstairs, outside the coffee shop, and near the Concierge. Just come in from the top entrance.
Once again you will be able to buy beautiful Christmas gifts for family and friends, wonderful hand-made greeting cards and Christmas decorations, bunting, kid’s t-shirts etc.

And then, just a couple of weeks later, we head back to Avalon for our bigCHRISTMAS SHOW This show is for THREE DAYS ONLY ….Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st December and Saturday 2nd December. 
We will be open from 10am to 4pm daily, and with so much extra room the members are really able to put up a good display of their beautiful art & craft.   

The room will be very festive with a Christmas table, and many items made especially for the Christmas Season….colourful bunting, little Christmas dresses & bibs, Christmas jewellery for the ladies, lovely decorations for the tree, and plenty of Christmas gift ideas.

We are having a Christmas giveaway at this show. Every customer coming in the door will be given a FREE ticket and go in the draw to win a big basketful of Christmas goodies… wine, biscuits, cake, pudding, crackers etc.   

You don’t even have to buy anything…just come, have a look at our display, hopefully be tempted to spend a few dollars, and maybe go home with a lovely prize put together by the Craft Cottage members.

Once again, from all the Avalon Craft Cottage members, a huge THANK YOU for you support this year. And please be a Facebook friend, and share our page with your family & friends.

Maureen Darcy-Smith 

The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Nettie Lodge
3 Nov - 3 Dec 2017

One of our favourite Artists had an Epic opening of her new Exhibition in Manly on Friday night. Congratulations Nettie!

Inspired by the famous 1798 poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author and illustrator Nettie Lodge has created a contemporary visual narrative in a series of 40 paintings.  The words first captured the Artist’s imagination at the age of 10 and this visual realization of the poem, created over the past 7 years, powerfully illustrates the epic and tragic story of the albatross and the mariner. 


Nettie Lodge, Illustration 27, watercolour on paper, 29.5 x 42cm

Artist Talk with Nettie Lodge
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Experience the story and learn about the artist creative process. Tea and coffee will be served.

FREE!
At: Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Contact Rachel Carroll - Phone: 9976 1421

Pittwater Mens Probus Club: November 2017 Speaker

Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 11AM
‘The Truth about History'
Phil Pryor
 
Is the way we remember history the way it actually happened?
Phil Pryor will show us a very different aspect of what history is.

Five Minute Speaker
John Harston
Tesla Electric Cars
Electric cars are very much in the news these days. The foremost electric car maker is Tesla. Club
Member John Harston will show a short video on Tesla.

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.

Pittwater Mens Probus Meetings
10am 2nd Tuesday every Month
Venue: Mona Vale Golf Club

Stockings For Soldiers 2017

Supported by Avalon Beach RSL
It's only weeks away from Christmas ... And we want to fill a heap of #StockingsForSoldiers !!!

Every Christmas there are Men & Woman spending time away from home, family & friends to serve our country. This year we are being part of an annual initiative to send Christmas Care packages to our serving Troops in the Middle East.

WE WANT GOODS TO SEND! PLEASE DROP ANY GOODS TO SEND TO AVALON BEACH RSL CLUB BY THE 15TH OF NOVEMBER SO WE HAVE TIME TO PACKAGE & SEND OVERSEAS.


Some examples provided below...
"Items both loved and needed by recipients:
Tim Tams (any flavour anytime, we have letters stating they don’t care if it is their summer and they are stuck together, just as long as we put them in).
Shapes (all flavours), biscuits of any variety , chips, Twisties or similar, one or the other of these choices due to space.
Health/breakfast bars, we place 2 in each box.
Mentos, Coles brand Lollies, these are $1 pack and they have snakes, Aussie shapes many varieties.
Chocolate, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Hand Sanitiser, Wipes
Shampoo, Bodywash
For Males, shave Gel, shavers if on special.
For females, always a pretty shower cap and hand cream."

Kialoa II Crew Growing Mo’s For The Bro’s

November 1, 2017
November 1 is the start of Movember, the annual men’s health awareness campaign and fundraiser, and both the delivery and Rolex Sydney Hobart race crew of Kialoa II are getting into the 70s vibe in anticipation of the 73-footer’s arrival into Sydney at the end of the month.

The Sparkman Stephens design that took line honours in the 1971 Sydney Hobart yacht race (video) is making for Albany in Western Australia having left the UK in August following a tough Rolex Fastnet Race.

The boat’s Movember campaign is called KiaMOa II and the donation page is https://au.movember.com/team/2295673 

“As a throwback to the 1970s, to get us into the spirit of emulating the prowess of the Kialoa II crew who won the Sydney to Hobart race in ’71, the male contingent of the Kialoa II crew of 2017 are going to grow mo’s to help the bro’s as part of Movember,” says shore manager Melinda Broughton adding, “and the two women crew will be suitably accessorised to complete the look.

“Support the KiaMOa II campaign sprouting mo’s and mutton chops to raise research funds all the way to Hobart. And bring back the terry-towelling hat!” she added.


Paddy Broughton during the delivery of Kialoa II to Cape Town - photo courtesy Kialoa II

In keeping with the 1970s theme, a terry-towelling hat each is the latest addition to Kialoa II’s Rolex Sydney Hobart crew uniform of boat branded Zhik Isotak foul weather gear.

Kialoa II’s small delivery crew is en route to Sydney for the start of one of the great bluewater classics which will set off from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. Theirs is a 13,000 nautical mile voyage to recreate Jim Kilroy’s ‘71 line honours victory and transport the boat to co-owner Patrick Broughton’s hometown.
 
Patrick, better known as Paddy, and brother Keith who is based in the UK bought Kialoa in 2016 to compete in the same ocean classics as Kilroy did with the boat back in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
 
The final stages of Kialoa II’s delivery to Sydney can be tracked via the boat’s website Kialoa2.com.au

For the Hobart Race Dallas Kilponen, the son of Kilroy’s longstanding navigator, the late David ‘Fang’ Kilponen, will be on board along with a UK crew component plus a number of ex-Brindabella legends including Lindsay May (44 Hobarts, three time overall winner) and Tony Hearder.


David Fang Kilponen on board Kialoa III - photo courtesy Kilponen family

Kialoa II’s ETA in Sydney is the weekend of November 25-26, leaving the crew just one month to switch from cruising to race mode before lining up against this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet.

Kilroy’s 1971 line honours winning time for the 628 nautical mile was 3 days 12 hours 46 minutes 21 seconds compared to the current race record of 1 day 13 hours 31 minutes 20 seconds set by Anthony Bell’s 100-footer Perpetual Loyal in the 2016 event.

Kialoa II website http://kialoa2.com.au/ 
By Lisa Ratcliff

Younger Generation

Can’t get any younger? Well how about this! Younger Generation, a Young 88 designed by Jim Young from New Zealand is our latest competitor under the spotlight in the 2017 Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race.



Younger Generation was previously called Young Generation and was purchased from long time owners, Norm and Wendy Field. Young Generation was a regular in Pittwater races and the new owners Sarah and David Ellis plan to maintain that racing pedigree. 

Sarah welcomes the return of the race to the 27th of December. She says the return of the start date to the 27th of December suits her family and is a good time to go racing. 

Join Sarah and David on Younger Generation in this year's Pittwater to Coffs race. Register before 15th of November and enter our ‘Get Your Paperwork Sorted Early Registration Competition’. Great prizes to be won from our sponsors Robert Oatley Wines, Musto, Oricom and Road Tech Marine.

Visit www.royalmotor.com.au or call Race Director Rob Brown 02 9998 5511 for more details.

2017 Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race

B-Line Mona Vale Update October 2017

GRASS MOUND WORK
The team at Mona Vale are reinstating the grass mound at Village Park behind the new B-Line bus stop location on Barrenjoey Road. Brand new light poles are also being installed around the mound and bus indent.

ROAD WORK
In Mona Vale, road work will continue on Barrenjoey Road and Golf Avenue.

In October, road work will include:
•traffic island adjustments at the intersection of Pittwater andBarrenjoey Road, including drainage and traffic signal work
•service investigation, relocation and installation
• bus stop construction along Barrenjoey Road including possible vegetation removal 

In October, the following work will commence (see map -NB: none there!):
•set up of traffic management for construction of bus indentnear Village Park
• installation of new bus shelters along Barrenjoey Road,including excavation of existing footings, concreting,installation of services for the shelter and paving.

CAR PARK WORK
In October, car park work will include:
 Beeby Reserve car park modifications including minorpavement works, service installation, installation of signs,CCTV and light poles as well asvegetation transplanting and vegetation trimming.

DAY WORK
Work will occur at the sites located on the map during the following hours:
•7am to 6pm on Monday to Friday
•8am to 1pm on Saturday

TRAFFIC CHANGES
Up to 8 car spaces will be occupied while work in the Beeby Reserve car park is taking place. Signs will be in place to direct pedestrian traffic safely.
Traffic conditions will change along Barrenjoey and Pittwater Road while construction of the indented bus stop takes place.

Temporary fencing, traffic control, and signs will be in place for public safety. Please be careful around sites and follow the direction of traffic controls and temporary signs.

B-Line Mona Vale Update: dated; October 17, 2017

GSC: Draft North District Plan

The vision for Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities – the Western Parkland City, the Central River City and the Eastern Harbour City – means residents in the North District will have quicker and easier access to a wider range of jobs, housing types and activities.

The North District is part of the Eastern Harbour City. Its expansive national parks, waterways and beaches provide a natural setting for its vibrant, productive centres and strong community connections.

The District comprises geographically diverse, economically strong and environmentally aware communities who value and embrace progress, the local landscape and a great quality of life.

The draft North District Plan guides the growth of the District within the context of the metropolis of three cities to improve the District’s social, economic and environmental assets.

The draft Plan guides this growth by protecting the District’s many lifestyle assets – from the bush, to its world-class beaches and Sydney Harbour, its vibrant local centres and heritage.

The District will attract even more local, domestic and international visitors as this thriving modern economy grows and coexists within beautiful, natural landscapes.

Housing and jobs will be targeted in the right places, aligned to new and enhanced infrastructure. Sydney Metro will create fast and efficient rail connections to both the Harbour CBD in the south and the growing communities in the northwest, while re-energising centres along its corridor.

Economic growth and a greater diversity of jobs will be targeted in the strategic centres of St Leonards, Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Brookvale-Dee Why, Hornsby and in Manly and Mona Vale as required. The Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest will significantly boost the District’s businesses and jobs in the health sector.

North Sydney’s commercial core will be enhanced to strengthen the District’s economic links to the Harbour CBD and its role in the Eastern Economic Corridor. North Sydney’s neighbourhoods and lifestyle assets will continue to provide housing close to jobs, services and infrastructure, and give the area a unique character.

The North District will have new networks for walking and cycling both within and between strategic centres, along main roads, and along the coast from Manly through to Palm Beach. It will also have networks of open space and urban tree canopy as the Greater Sydney Green Grid is developed.

Revised draft North District Plan

The revised draft North District Plan provides a 20-year plan to manage growth and achieve the 40-year vision, while enhancing Greater Sydney’s liveability, productivity and sustainability into the future. It is a guide for implementing the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan at a District level and is a bridge between regional and local planning. Download and read the full draft North District Plan (PDF 11MB). 

How to be involved 
This revised draft North District Plan replaces the draft North District Plan, released in November 2016. You can read the entire draft District Plan at www.greater.sydney 

This draft District Plan is on formal public exhibition until 15 December 2017. 
You can make a submission: by visiting: www.greater.sydney/submissions by emailing: submissions@gsc.nsw.gov.au by post to: Greater Sydney Commission Draft North District Plan PO Box 257 Parramatta NSW 2124 

Before making a submission, please read the Privacy Statement at www.greater.sydney/privacy

If you provide a submission in relation to this document using any of the above addresses, you will be taken to have accepted the Privacy Statement. 
Please note that all submissions and comments will be treated as public and will be published in a variety of mediums. 

If you would like to make a submission without it being made public or if you have any questions about the application of the Commission’s privacy policy, please contact the Commission directly on 1800 617 681 or submissions@gsc.nsw.gov.au
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New communities in land release areas 
The Priority Growth Area programs of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment guide the development of new communities in land release areas. The current program includes the Priority Growth Area of Ingleside with the potential for a new community of 3,400 dwellings.

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Mona Vale
Mona Vale strategic centre is a mixed use area including retail, commercial, community, light industrial and residential uses. It is a thriving centre during business hours,  providing amenity, convenience and a sense of community for residents.

Mona Vale’s connectivity to Brookvale-Dee Why and the Harbour CBD will be improved with the commencement of the B-Line bus service.
Actions 
42. Strengthen Mona Vale through approaches that:
a. protect and enhance the commercial and retail function of the centre to provide
employment growth and maintain high job containment
b. ensure sufficient retail and commercial floor space is provided to meet future demand
c. leverage Mona Vale’s role as a north-south and east-west bus interchange to facilitate a greater diversity of employment and mixed uses in the centre
d. improve access and linkages to local destinations, such as Mona Vale Hospital, through priority pedestrian networks
e. promote walking and cycling to and within the centre
f. retain and protect the industrial precinct to the north of the centre to serve the growing population
g. prioritise place making and urban activation, including enlivening the centre.

Urban activation: ‘Urban activation precincts aim to deliver more homes in places with access to infrastructure, transport, services and jobs.’

Palm Beach Bus: 1947

The small upper-deck community of regular travellers on the Palm Beach bus (we have discovered, with a measure of astonishment,) spends one month, of every year getting to and from work. This enforced leisure, according to a report from one of them, produces a variety of reactions. Being the holiday season, we're devoting a bit of space to this report. Some passengers knit, some read, some talk. All of them, from time to time, catch up on the sleep they've lost by getting up early to catch the bus-to work. Our correspondent, who has done nearly three years on the trip, classes himself as a reader, and says his greatest fear is to find himself being talked at. He points out, rather petulantly, that once your neighbor starts talking you've got him for an hour and a half — and even Bernard Shaw would pall a little in that time. Moreover, he says, no one in Bernard Shaw's conversational class travels on the bus. 

Choosing a seat involves a quick appreciation of such factors as light, air, leg-room (there is more on the left-hand side than on the right), vibration (less shaking just for'ard of centre), nearness to or distance from ear-bashers, friends, and enemies. But he has only a couple of seconds to make up his mind and a false move can make or break his evening. It's a matter of cool, clear, and incisive judgment, our correspondent says. He's had talks on dentistry, philosophy, furnishing upholstery, film-making, machinery disposal sales, boat-building, commercial art, wallboard, and a variety of other subjects which he can't remember but is sure were quite engrossing. His best night was when a self-announced mystic read his thoughts all the way, strangely missing the dominant one, which was a tense message of great clarity and couched, he says, in vigorous terms. 

However, through the winter months the commuters develop an intuitive bond of sympathy and loyalty in preparation for the disruption they know will strike them over the summer holidays. At this season of the year strangers dominate the upper deck. No regular encourages them to talk; even the loquacious filmmaker lets his head bump sadly on the window in a deep sleep. Peace on earth and goodwill to all men guides the actions of the bus community as much as any other group, they claim, but the upper deck of a bus is not on earth. You can't have your whole environment shattered by people in floral shirts and picture hats and pretend nothing has happened. The sooner they get their holidays over and leave the regular's to enjoy their jolting, swaying leisure in their own way, the better. That's what our correspondent says. 
SYDNEY DIARY (1947, December 30). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 7 (LATE FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved fromhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230553580 

November 5- 11, 2017: Issue 336


Articles This Week 

Front Page Issue 336 Newport SLSC's Jake Lynch Awarded Surf Sports Athlete Of The Year At The National Surf Life Saving Awards Of Excellence +...

Pictures: Bilgola SLSC's 'Billy Boat Carnival' 2017

Local Surfers in the 2017 Port Stephens Toyota NSW Pro - Reports and brilliant photos from Surfing NSW

Kialoa II Crew Growing Mo’s For The Bro’s: November 1 is the start of Movember - by Lisa Ratcliff

Aquatics: Australian Sailing Awards 2017: The Winners - Also: Australian Sailing Hall Of Fame Inducts Olympians, Paralympians, America’s Cup Champions and Ocean Racers; local sailing legends!

Legendary Status Confirmed At 2017 Beneteau Cup (Pittwater Cup will be held on May 12th, 2018) by John Curnow

A Stroll Through Kings Park and Botanic Garden: Perth, Western Australia by Selena Griffith

Collector's Corner: Collecting Matchboxes: A Great Way To Explore History And Art: Phillumeny (also known as Phillumenism) is the hobby of collecting different match-related items: matchboxes, matchbox labels, matchbooks, matchcovers, matchsafes. The word, derived from Greek phil- [loving] + Latin lumen- [light], was introduced by the British collector Marjorie S. Evans in 1943

Profile: Jervis Sparks:  Born in Papua-New Guinea (Milne Bay) and educated at the Southport School, Queensland, Jervis once resided with his Canadian born wife Bridget, at cottage 2, Barranjoey Lightstation, Palm Beach, NSW.

Jervis and Bridget are well known for their commitment to the heritage, historical and environmental concerns of the community, especially the Barrenjoey headland. They completely self-financed and restored their cottage from a gutted ruin to a comfortable last century residence, still without electricity, and as volunteers with the NPWS Chase Alive program they guided tours on the headland and shared their cottage with visitors.

History:  The Macpherson Family of Wharriewood  The State Library of NSW has recently finished digitising the photos of William Joseph Macpherson and allows us insights into Warriewood, Narrabeen and Manly as well as glimpses of a family who put family and community first

Artist of the Month: November 2017: Mick Glasheen The Art Of Mick Glasheen: Drawing On The Land, Garigal Country - You are invited to the exhibition opening of Northern Beaches Artist, Mick Glasheen, whose work is known and loved by many of us on the Peninsula. Mick is holding his first public exhibition of his extraordinary panoramic drawings and paintings of the sandstone plateaus, caves and beaches of Pittwater. Mick brings the landscape to life in a way that few other artists have done.

Opening Saturday 2 December, 2pm - 5pm; running over three weekends in December; 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 December, 2017, 10pm - 5pm

 Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 1/11/2017 

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To contact Julian:  editor@scotlandisland.org.au

Avalon Beach SLSC Gala Day to Promote Mental Health

The inaugural Avalon Beach SLSC Gala Day will take place on the morning of Sunday November 12. This will be a fun day combining Nippers, Youth, Opens and Masters competing in four mixed teams across a range of surf sports including wades, an obstacle course, skis, boards, rescue events, surf boats, IRB demonstration and an all age relay. The winning team will receive The Nick Pinheiro Cup in honour of our young member and surf boat rower who we lost this year. Competitors will make a gold coin donation to Lifeline Northern Beaches. 

The event will take place instead of normal nippers on that day. The concept will join the whole club, senior and juniors as one. and get more members involved with the club apart from just patrolling.
 
Our Gala Day will not only give all our members an opportunity to work together across all age groups in demonstrating key surf life saving skills, but through a gold coin donation also help raise funds and awareness of the support services provided by Lifeline. 
 
The Gala Day will help promote the benefits of Club membership. Apart from the benefits of regular exercise, active membership of a sports club can support psychological wellness through opportunities to socialise, build relationships across our community and build self-confidence in people of all ages.
 
By contributing to Lifeline, we also hope to raise awareness, and encourage others to reach out and talk to someone as a means to promoting positive mental health in our community. Lifeline Northern Beaches receives 50 calls a day from people with an urgent suicide risk. Each call costs $27 to respond to, so every dollar raised helps save lives.
 
Active members of the Surf Club across all ages will have the chance to participate on the day. We also invite people from across the community to come and watch our junior and senior life savers in action.  Collection tins will be available for donations by club members and the community at the surf club where a BBQ will also be available, and at The MAX lookout platform in the middle of the beach adjacent to one of the dune access walkways.
 
Nick Pinheiro was a club member who was sadly lost to mental heath issues earlier this year.

Nick's Parents are also club members and will be at the event to present the winning team with the trophy.
 
Avalon Beach SLSC is already very much a family club but this is the first time surf sport events have been created to include all ages participating together in teams. 

The main goal for the day is fun and positive activity.
 
Roger Sayers
Avalon Beach SLSC Life Member, Publicity Officer


Ingleside RFS Puts a Damper on Kimbriki Fire

Ingleside NSWRFS along with other volunteer RFS Brigades extinguished a mattress pile fire at Kimbriki Tip on Monday October 30th. Here are some photos of the volunteer firefighters from the RFS involved in the operation.

Interested in volunteering too? 
Head to www.inglesiderfs.org.au/Join-us or for the many other RFS Brigades around NSW, head to 

There's a wide range of roles available and the NSWRFS will provide you with skills you can apply to other places.

Photos courtesy Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade

Happy 90th Birthday Don Imison!

Life Member of Avalon Beach SLSC, Don Imison, turns 90 today - Happy Birthday Don - we hope you have a wonderful time!

Family members and friends are gathering at Avalon Beach RSL Club to toast this local legend and share a few stories.

Pittwater Online News commenced the interview process for a Profile on Don this week; proving that once again we have many hidden angels in our community who have contributed much for decades without Much Ado or fanfare. These records allow us to see and hear of things we may not know of and provide a reference source for those who come after us from those whose stories these are - thank you Pittwater for contributing your time, your photographs, your memories, all in plain spoken voices.

Don's page will run Issue 341, published Sunday December 10th.


Beryl and Don Imison

Happy 34th Beach Without Sand!

This year BWS is turning 34! To celebrate, on November 4 2017, a birthday celebration was held at the Nth Av. store.

A BBQ (donating proceeds to local charity 180 Degrees), a few fun/ memorable activities, hourly giveaways, showbags and a raffle with some awesome prizes from suppliers and again, the ticket proceeds will be going to local charity One Eighty Avalon.


Wato and Leanne from One Eighty Avalon with raffle prize

As well as all the fun stuff owners David (Wato) Watson and Chris Friend (Kong)  launched their 1% for the community initiative. 

"Since Avalon and the surrounds is such an awesome community that we're all stoked to be a part of we'd like to give back! From this year forward, we'll be giving 1% of our profits to the local community in the form of support for the environment, local schools, sporting associations and families in need."

Besides some artful hat and t-shirt making on the lawn adjacent to BWS, there were showbags, Retro BWS t-shirts and a Special Guest appearance by Quiksilver Team Rider Connor O’Leary currently ranked 14th on the WCT!

The kids LOVED IT!


Connor O’Leary with some of the local Crew

Did we mention there was cake?

Congratulations Wato and Kong - brilliant effort all round!

Free NDIS Expo at Dee Why

People with disability, their carers and families are invited to a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Expo on Thursday 16 November.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the free event, being held at Dee Why RSL Showroom from 1 - 6.30pm, was designed to give our Northern Beaches’ residents information about service providers in the local area.

“Our goal is to help Northern Beaches’ people with disability, their families and carers make informed choices,” Mayor Regan said.

As well as around 45 service providers, staff from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the NDIS Local Area Coordination and Ability Links will be available to answer questions about the NDIS First Plan.

Specialist seminars being held on the day include:
  • 1.30pm Early Years (ages 0 - 8) and School Years (ages 9 - 18)
  •  3pm Plan reviews and appeals
  • 4pm Plan processes, reviews, appeals for adults
  • 5.15pm Plan processes, reviews and appeals for Early Years and School Years
For information call 9942 2686 or visit  ‘NDIS expo’.

The NDIS is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. It is being progressively rolled out across NSW to replace the current NSW disability support system and will be operating state-wide by July 2018.

Applications Roll In For Experts To Join IHAPs

01.11.2017
Ministerial Media Release: The Hon. Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Housing
The Department of Planning and Environment has received hundreds of applications following a call for experts to register their interest in becoming a chair or panel member for the recently introduced Independent Hearing Assessment Panels (IHAPs).
 
After a four-week recruitment campaign that ended on 17 September, 490 applications were received. 
 
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said that the response to applications to join an IHAP further supports the need for legislative reforms that strengthen confidence in the planning system. 
 
“It is great to see such a strong response following the call for applications. This means the pool that councils will draw upon to build their IHAPs will include some excellent candidates,” Mr Roberts said. 
 
“As we move closer to the introduction of IHAPs next March, we will see how this necessary amendment to the EP&A Act will allow councils to focus on the larger, strategic issues for their area.” 
 
Mr Roberts said mandatory IHAPs were introduced as a measure against corruption and would bring expertise, transparency and integrity to the assessment of DAs at the local level.  

“It is essential the Government has a transparent and accountable process in place when assessing DAs of significant value, when there is a conflict of interest for the council or developer, or when they are of a sensitive nature,” Mr Roberts said. 

“By making IHAPs mandatory, local councils will be able to focus on providing community services, strategic plans and development controls for their local area.”

The IHAPs will maintain a standard model comprising three independent expert members and a local community member. 
 
IHAP members must be an expert in one or more of the following fields: planning, architecture, heritage, the environment, urban design, economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering, tourism, or government and public administration.
 
The chair must also have expertise in law or government and public administration.
 
Applicants were eligible to apply to be a member of a panel, a chair or both a member and chair. 
 
Of the 490 applications, 330 were to become a member only, 25 a chair only and 135 applications to become both a chair and a member.
 
“The NSW Government is committed to creating great places and communities for the state and the introduction of mandatory IHAPs for all Sydney councils and Wollongong City Council will allow us to do just that,” Mr Roberts said.
 
Legislation for IHAPs was introduced by Parliament in August 2017. IHAPs will become mandatory for all councils in Sydney and Wollongong City Council from March next year. 

Newport Sculpture Trailblazers now lights up Newport beach

The Newport Sculpture Trailblazers opened with some great events yesterday (Saturday 28th October) including the live painting of Newport legends, the Carroll brothers.

Today (Sunday) join multi form artist Tamsin Salehian on Porters Reserve Oval Newport Sunday 29th October as she creates a huge sand mandala Digital Paths on the centre of the oval from 10am-1pm. There will be smaller stencils to make mini mandalas around the big one for any children/families who are feeling inspired to help!

The Newport Sculpture Trailblazers 2017: runs from October 27th to November 13th - more details on what's on where and when in link.


Co founder Patsy Clayton-Fry, surfer and writer Nick Carroll, painter Christina Ambrose-Keyes and curator Christine Simpson 

Younger Generation

Can’t get any younger? Well how about this! Younger Generation, a Young 88 designed by Jim Young from New Zealand is our latest competitor under the spotlight in the 2017 Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race.



Younger Generation was previously called Young Generation and was purchased from long time owners, Norm and Wendy Field. Young Generation was a regular in Pittwater races and the new owners Sarah and David Ellis plan to maintain that racing pedigree. 

Sarah welcomes the return of the race to the 27th of December. She says the return of the start date to the 27th of December suits her family and is a good time to go racing. 

Join Sarah and David on Younger Generation in this year's Pittwater to Coffs race. Register before 15th of November and enter our ‘Get Your Paperwork Sorted Early Registration Competition’. Great prizes to be won from our sponsors Robert Oatley Wines, Musto, Oricom and Road Tech Marine.

Visit www.royalmotor.com.au or call Race Director Rob Brown 02 9998 5511 for more details.

2017 Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race

SAFE Rehoming General Member's Meeting

Sunday, November 5 at 9 AM - 10 AM
Forest Community Arts Centre
6 Darley St, Forestville

This general meeting is to sign up for membership, all fees from which go towards the rehoming of animals in the area, including the 8 cats and kittens we have in care currently. If you require a membership form, please contact us and we can email it to you.

We will also be discussing a slight change in the constitution to allow us to gain GDR status from the ATO. Please contact us if you would like a copy of the constitution and the amendments.

Looking forward to seeing you all then!

Planning Body Should Reject Damaging Wallarah 2 Coal Mine Expansion  

November 2nd, 2017: Nature Conservation Council of NSW
The Nature Conservation Council has renewed calls for the NSW Planning Assessment Commission to reject the Wallarah 2 longwall coal mine expansion because of the risks it poses to the Central Coast’s drinking water supply and local wildlife.

The Planning Assessment Commission held a public hearing on the proposal at Wyong Golf Club on Friday, November 3. 

“The project would undermine 53 per cent of the catchment that supplies drinking water to 300,000 in the Wyong and Gosford regions,” said NCC CEO Kate Smolski.

“At a time when climate change is really starting to bite, it would be irresponsible to let a mining company jeopardise this critical water supply.

“This project was refused by Labor when it was in government because the environmental risks were too high, and those risks still exist.”

Ms Smolski said subsidence from coal extraction could crack the bed of Little Jilliby Creek and remove a critical water source for native wildlife.

“This region has seen how catastrophic longwall mining can be for sensitive environmental areas,” she said.

”In 2013 Glencore's West Wallsend Colliery fractured a stream bed in the Sugar Loaf State Conservation Area, sending water underground.

“Glencore made matters worse when it pumped concrete along hundreds of metres of creek bed in a botched effort to repair the damage.

“The Central Coast’s water supply and wildlife would not be facing this threat if the Coalition had kept a promise it made before the 2011 election to ban mining in drinking water catchments.

“Six years later, the community is still waiting for the government to act.

“It would be irresponsible to allow the Wallarah 2 expansion. We urge the Planning Assessment Commission to reject the proposal once and for all.”
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A Few notes
The community have been fighting the proposed mine since 1996, when the exploration licence was first granted over the area.

For the past 15 years the Australian Coal Alliance (ACA) has continued to wage the war to protect the drinking water catchment and the health of the Central Coast community from the destructiveness of the proposed Wallarah 2 longwall coal mine.

Since majority ownership of Wyong Areas Coal Joint Venture, the group that holds the exploration lease, came under the control of South Korean Government-owned mining giant Kores, and in 2006 the fight the fight was escalated.

The previous Labor Government rejected the Wallarah 2 Coal Mine proposal because of too many uncertainties that the water catchment of the Central Coast would not be destroyed and the health of the people  put in danger from fine airborne coal dust particles.

The Liberal Party prior to the 2011 State Election promised in writing not once, but three times that if elected they would not allow the Wallarah 2 mine to proceed. They promised to introduce legislation into the Parliament to protect the water catchment area from coal mining. Barry O'Farrell stood up at a public rally in front of the electronic media and said, "the next Liberal/National Party Government will not allow mining to occur here... no ifs, no buts, a guarantee".

The Liberal Party ran an election campaign on the Central Coast on the back on the anti coal campaign, reinforcing their absolute promise. After the election Minister for Energy and the Central Coast Chris Hartcher said on ABC Radio, "No candidate would have been elected had they not opposed the coal mine".

Barry O'Farrell then allowed the Wallarah 2 Coal Project to submit a new application. 

Friday's (November 3rd, 2017) hearing will mark the third time, under the miner’s current development application, that the community will have appeared before the PAC to provide evidence against the mine.

“The protection of our vital water resources is paramount. Yet the NSW state government has for too long put the interests of the coal mining industry before the need of all communities,” Mr Hayes said.

“The planning department has shown an unwavering bias toward this project, trying to convince the community that despite putting water resources at risk of being lost, a longwall coal mine beneath the Central Coast’s major water catchment is still in the public best interests.”

The project is opposed by the local Labor MP David Harris, and the Central Coast Council, and was opposed by Wyong and Gosford Councils, and the Central Coast Water Corporation, before they were forcibly amalgamated.

Lock the Gate spokesperson, Steve Phillips, said the mine approval system in NSW was faulty.

“The mine poses a serious risk to Wyong’s drinking water supply. It will undermine a major tributary and the void is modelled to soak up 2.5 million litres of water per day for at least 500 years,” he said.

“The project is unwanted by the local community, who have fought against it for well over a decade now and beaten it twice, and they deserve to have it rejected for good so they can get on with their lives.

“Wallarah 2 highlights how broken and unfair the mine approval system is in NSW. The NSW government needs to urgently fix the rules to project drinking water catchments, and to prevent mining companies from continuously resubmitting new mine applications when they have already been rejected.”

The assessment report (including recommendation) is available on the PAC’s website pac.nsw.gov.au (reference: D482-17 Wallarah 2 Coal Project). 

Other documents associated with the application are available on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website via majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au (reference: SSD 4974). 

Extra information courtesy Lakes Mail - Australian Community Media


Conservatives for Conservation, together with Clear Sky Solar Investments have the pleasure of inviting you to the event:

“Rob Stokes MP and Jason Falinski MP with Clear Sky Solar Investments”

Hosted by Hon. Rob Stokes and Jason Falinski MP

Date: Wednesday, 8th November 2017
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start – 8pm
Place: Mona Vale Gold Club, Golf Avenue, Mona Vale 
Cost: $50
Drinks and canapes included

Come and join us to learn about how individuals can invest in renewable projects in their local communities and be part of the clean energy experience.

Tremendous thank you to our partners – Community Power Agency and Clear Sky Solar Investments!

We look forward to seeing you on the night!

B-Line Mona Vale Update October 2017

GRASS MOUND WORK
The team at Mona Vale are reinstating the grass mound at Village Park behind the new B-Line bus stop location on Barrenjoey Road. Brand new light poles are also being installed around the mound and bus indent.

ROAD WORK
In Mona Vale, road work will continue on Barrenjoey Road and Golf Avenue.

In October, road work will include:
•traffic island adjustments at the intersection of Pittwater andBarrenjoey Road, including drainage and traffic signal work
•service investigation, relocation and installation
bus stop construction along Barrenjoey Road including possible vegetation removal 

In October, the following work will commence (see map -NB: none there!):
•set up of traffic management for construction of bus indentnear Village Park
• installation of new bus shelters along Barrenjoey Road,including excavation of existing footings, concreting,installation of services for the shelter and paving.

CAR PARK WORK
In October, car park work will include:
Beeby Reserve car park modifications including minorpavement works, service installation, installation of signs,CCTV and light poles as well as vegetation transplanting and vegetation trimming.

DAY WORK
Work will occur at the sites located on the map during the following hours:
•7am to 6pm on Monday to Friday
•8am to 1pm on Saturday

TRAFFIC CHANGES
Up to 8 car spaces will be occupied while work in the Beeby Reserve car park is taking place. Signs will be in place to direct pedestrian traffic safely.
Traffic conditions will change along Barrenjoey and Pittwater Road while construction of the indented bus stop takes place.

Temporary fencing, traffic control, and signs will be in place for public safety. Please be careful around sites and follow the direction of traffic controls and temporary signs.

B-Line Mona Vale Update: dated; October 17, 2017

GSC: Draft North District Plan

The vision for Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities – the Western Parkland City, the Central River City and the Eastern Harbour City – means residents in the North District will have quicker and easier access to a wider range of jobs, housing types and activities.

The North District is part of the Eastern Harbour City. Its expansive national parks, waterways and beaches provide a natural setting for its vibrant, productive centres and strong community connections.

The District comprises geographically diverse, economically strong and environmentally aware communities who value and embrace progress, the local landscape and a great quality of life.

The draft North District Plan guides the growth of the District within the context of the metropolis of three cities to improve the District’s social, economic and environmental assets.

The draft Plan guides this growth by protecting the District’s many lifestyle assets – from the bush, to its world-class beaches and Sydney Harbour, its vibrant local centres and heritage.

The District will attract even more local, domestic and international visitors as this thriving modern economy grows and coexists within beautiful, natural landscapes.

Housing and jobs will be targeted in the right places, aligned to new and enhanced infrastructure. Sydney Metro will create fast and efficient rail connections to both the Harbour CBD in the south and the growing communities in the northwest, while re-energising centres along its corridor.

Economic growth and a greater diversity of jobs will be targeted in the strategic centres of St Leonards, Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Brookvale-Dee Why, Hornsby and in Manly and Mona Vale as required. The Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest will significantly boost the District’s businesses and jobs in the health sector.

North Sydney’s commercial core will be enhanced to strengthen the District’s economic links to the Harbour CBD and its role in the Eastern Economic Corridor. North Sydney’s neighbourhoods and lifestyle assets will continue to provide housing close to jobs, services and infrastructure, and give the area a unique character.

The North District will have new networks for walking and cycling both within and between strategic centres, along main roads, and along the coast from Manly through to Palm Beach. It will also have networks of open space and urban tree canopy as the Greater Sydney Green Grid is developed.

Revised draft North District Plan

The revised draft North District Plan provides a 20-year plan to manage growth and achieve the 40-year vision, while enhancing Greater Sydney’s liveability, productivity and sustainability into the future. It is a guide for implementing the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan at a District level and is a bridge between regional and local planning. Download and read the full draft North District Plan (PDF 11MB). 

How to be involved 
This revised draft North District Plan replaces the draft North District Plan, released in November 2016. You can read the entire draft District Plan at www.greater.sydney 

This draft District Plan is on formal public exhibition until 15 December 2017. 
You can make a submission: by visiting: www.greater.sydney/submissions by emailing: submissions@gsc.nsw.gov.au by post to: Greater Sydney Commission Draft North District Plan PO Box 257 Parramatta NSW 2124 

Before making a submission, please read the Privacy Statement at www.greater.sydney/privacy

If you provide a submission in relation to this document using any of the above addresses, you will be taken to have accepted the Privacy Statement. 
Please note that all submissions and comments will be treated as public and will be published in a variety of mediums. 

If you would like to make a submission without it being made public or if you have any questions about the application of the Commission’s privacy policy, please contact the Commission directly on 1800 617 681 or submissions@gsc.nsw.gov.au
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New communities in land release areas 
The Priority Growth Area programs of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment guide the development of new communities in land release areas. The current program includes the Priority Growth Area of Ingleside with the potential for a new community of 3,400 dwellings.

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Mona Vale
Mona Vale strategic centre is a mixed use area including retail, commercial, community, light industrial and residential uses. It is a thriving centre during business hours,  providing amenity, convenience and a sense of community for residents.

Mona Vale’s connectivity to Brookvale-Dee Why and the Harbour CBD will be improved with the commencement of the B-Line bus service.
Actions 
42. Strengthen Mona Vale through approaches that:
a. protect and enhance the commercial and retail function of the centre to provide
employment growth and maintain high job containment
b. ensure sufficient retail and commercial floor space is provided to meet future demand
c. leverage Mona Vale’s role as a north-south and east-west bus interchange to facilitate a greater diversity of employment and mixed uses in the centre
d. improve access and linkages to local destinations, such as Mona Vale Hospital, through priority pedestrian networks
e. promote walking and cycling to and within the centre
f. retain and protect the industrial precinct to the north of the centre to serve the growing population
g. prioritise place making and urban activation, including enlivening the centre.

Urban activation: ‘Urban activation precincts aim to deliver more homes in places with access to infrastructure, transport, services and jobs.’

Sydney’s developers and builders on notice to get their site right

27 October 2017: EPA
Almost two thirds of Sydney local government areas will be targeted in the next ‘Get the Site Right’ erosion and sediment control campaign, which begins on 1 November.

The Parramatta River Catchment Group launched the campaign in 2016. This November, they will join forces with the Cooks River Alliance, Georges River Combined Councils Committee and Sydney Coastal Councils Group, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), and Department of Planning and Environment, and more than 20 Sydney councils in the month-long compliance campaign.

‘Get the Site Right’ targets erosion and sediment control on commercial and residential building sites across Sydney, as well as major infrastructure projects. It also aims to raise awareness about the effects of sediment run-off on waterways.

The November campaign will build on the efforts of the last compliance blitz in May, where a total of 439 sites were inspected across 11 local government areas in the Parramatta River Catchment area, and $433,140 in fines were issued, with only 51% of sites found to be compliant. The high rate of non-compliance highlighted the need for more work to educate developers and the community on best practice erosion and sediment control.

Throughout the month, participating councils, the EPA and Department of Planning and Environment will monitor developments, targeting offending sites and issuing fines where appropriate to ensure they ‘Get the Site Right’.

At this week’s Sydney Home Show, home builders and renovators will be reminded about the role they can play in improving water quality and protecting surrounding environments by maintaining their sites.

NSW EPA Regional Director Metropolitan Branch Giselle Howard said it was important that home builders and renovators were aware of the rules when it came to protecting waterways from runoff.

“Erosion and sediment control is not just an issue for large-scale developers - home builders and renovators also need to know that they or their builder should have a comprehensive soil erosion and sediment control plan in place before work begins,” Ms Howard said.

“Dirty water washed from building sites not only looks awful in our waterways, it also smothers aquatic plants and animals and impacts our river health.

‘Get the site Right’ is more than an awareness and regulatory campaign - it is one part of a long-term body of work to make the Parramatta River swimmable by the year 2025.  “

Community members are encouraged to report pollution incidents by calling the EPA’s Environment Line number 131 555.

Get the Site Right was recently recognised at the Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards, highlighting the vital role this initiative plays in increasing compliance rates and improving the health of our waterways.

DoggieRescue.com

Pet of the Week

Samson

AGE/SEX: 2-3 years / M
BREED: Bull Arab X

Samson is a "big goofy lapdog". He has such an affectionate sweet nature. He loves to try and curl up in your lap but does not realise how big he is. Samson is a gentle giant and loves being with kids. He walks well on lead and is social with other dogs. He came from the pound underweight at 35.1kg. He has a smooth coat. 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 DoggieRescue call  9486 3133 or email monika@DoggieRescue.com. Visit www.DoggieRescue.com to see all our dogs. www.facebook.com/doggierescue 

Newport Festival 2017

Sunday 26th of Nov 2017
The Newport Festival has been running for over 40 years in one form or another. This makes this annual event one of (if not) the longest running and most popular street festivals in Sydney.

The festival historically, brings in around 25,000 visitors on the day and is a great opportunity to showcase local retailer’s and visiting stallholder’s products, as well as brilliant entertainment both on the stages and roving around the suburb on the day.

If you want to find out more information on the event and how you can be involved, please visit www.newportbeachfestival.com.au

Notice of Race available and entries open for Sail Sydney 2017

Woollahra Sailing Club will host the 23rd edition of Sail Sydney from December 11-17 with the support of Drummoyne Sailing Club, Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

Sail Sydney is shaping up to attract more than 300 local, national and international competitors across 23 classes.

Olympic Classes will compete for the first four days of the regatta with Australian Sailing Team and Squad Crews set to try to tame Sydney Harbour. Under the recently announced Trans-Tasman Project with Australian Sailing and Yachting New Zealand, Sail Sydney is now positioned to attract the best Olympic Class sailors in the southern hemisphere.

Invited Classes will take the reins from December 15 which will include; 29er, 420, Nacra 15, Pacer, Laser 4.7, Optimist Open, Intermediate and Green Fleet, Bic Techno (Ripper League and Ripper Races), RS:X Men and Women, Elliot, Sabot 1 Up, Open Bic, Manly Juniors, Flying 11 and Tasar.

For more information on Sail Sydney visit the website www.sailsydney.org.au.

Follow Sail Sydney on Facebook and share your Sail Sydney journey on social media by using the hashtag #SailSydney2017.

Urgently Seeking Sponsors!

Carols at the Beach is a special Christmas event for the Pittwater Community, raising funds for Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Avalon Beach SLSC has hosted Carols at the Beach since 2014. We are urgently seeking sponsors for this year’s event.

Carols at the Beach is our premium community event of the year and provides an excellent opportunity for businesses to promote themselves and their corporate citizenship while giving back to the community through a highly visible, high profile, local occasion. The event receives wide coverage on social media and in the local press.

The night has been an outstanding success on every occasion, and is growing every year. The event is typically attended by 3000 - 5000 people. This year, Carols will be on December 9 and will again feature the incredible Jubilation choir, who play the following week at Carols in the Domain. It is wonderful night where families, friends and neighbours from Pittwater and beyond come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas by singing in Carols into the night.

Carols at the Beach brings together the entire Northern Beaches Community to celebrate Christmas and ensures a peaceful, fun evening for all ages. It features a visit by Santa, a diverse market style food fair and a spectacular fireworks display over the ocean.

Importantly, this event supports The Avalon Surf Life Saving Club. Funds will be used to purchase much needed surf rescue and training equipment.
In order to conduct a free public event such as this, we rely on support from the local business community in addition to our large team of volunteers from Avalon Beach SLSC. 

Please contact us at sponsorship.avalonbeachslsc@gmail.com if you can help.

Greater Sydney Local Land Service Mini-Grants Now Open

Mini grants program 2017-18
Are you part of a community group or not for profit organisation (including schools) that is planning an educational event or developing an educational resource for the local community?

Grants of between $500 and $1500 are available to improve skills and or promote the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources that meet National Landcare Programme objectives.

Activities that aim to build community awareness, participation, skills and knowledge in caring for their environment, including Aboriginal knowledge and participation can include:
  • community events
  • running of field days, workshops and courses
  • educational signage
  • production and distribution of educational resources such as fact sheets and booklets
  • small scale demonstration style on-ground works that have an education focus.
Complete the online form. Please note this form doesn't allow you to save and resume part way through and so please be prepared to complete the entire form in one sitting.

For further information or to discuss a proposal contact Maree Whelan in the Wyong office on 02 4355 8201.

This project is supported by Greater Sydney Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

NDIS provides $80 million for inclusion

25 October 2017: The Hon. Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Disability Services
More than $80 million worth of grants to help make communities more inclusive and supportive of people with disability in New South Wales (NSW), South Australia (SA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are now available.

This latest round of funding is part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS), Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Jurisdictional Based Grants.

The Hon Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, said ILC grants will fund organisations to carry out activities that improve community inclusion; ensuring people with disability can use and benefit from the same services and community activities as everyone else.

“These grants help organisations to increase the independence, social and community participation of all people with disability.

“Many of the projects involve engaging with community and mainstream services to design and develop strategies to improve awareness and meet the needs of people with disability.

“A wonderful example of how ILC is helping to improve the independence of those with low vision or blindness is the beacon navigation trial being conducted by Guide Dogs Victoria, in collaboration with the City of Melbourne, Public Transport Victoria and Metro.

“The eight-month trial commenced at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and provides real time information about the station such as escalator outages, and provides directions within the building using Bluetooth and smart phone technology.

“This trial demonstrates how the NDIS can support people with disability who are participating in the Scheme as well as those who are not and how the learnings from this trial could be used in other jurisdictions or locations, like shopping centres.

“To date, nearly $17 million worth of ILC grants have been awarded to 61 organisations across Australia for national readiness and jurisdictional based initiatives. I am pleased to open the next round of ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants for activities in NSW, SA and the ACT to see this important work continue,” Mrs Prentice said.

The ILC Jurisdictional Based Grants (NSW, SA and ACT) are an open competitive process that closes at 2pm AEDT on Thursday 30 November 2017.

Further information about this grant round is available on this DSS Community Grants Hub website Webpage

Narrabeen Lakes Festival 2017

Narrabeen Lakes Festival is held this year on the 2nd and 3rd December, 2017. This will be the 23rd Narrabeen Summerfest.

NEW LOCATION for 2017: Lakeside Park, corner Pittwater rd and Lake Park rd, North Narrabeen
New goods stalls, craft, food and drinks are accepted. 

This festival has a full stage program on both days FREE to the public.

Frenchs Forest Road and Naree Road traffic changes

As part of the road upgrade Roads and Maritime Services will implement temporary changed traffic conditions along Frenchs Forest Road and Naree Road from Sunday 8 October when Frenchs Forest Road and Naree Road will become one way for westbound traffic only.

The eastbound traffic lane along Frenchs Forest Road and Naree Road will be closed between Forest Way and Patanga Road. This is a temporary arrangement for up to 10 months.

Eastbound traffic will need to use alternative routes along Forest Way and Warringah Road. Access to and from several of the side streets off Frenchs Forest Road will also be impacted.

View or download the PDF with all changes to bus stops, those living along these roads etc. (also please note advice to HSC Students in this PDF ) 

For more information on construction activities, to register for project updates or to speak to a member of the FYJV team:
Phone: 1800 014 307
Post: PO Box 6040, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
See FYJV team in person: Community information centre, Cnr Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest

Red Cross shop Newport

The Newport Red Cross shop desperately needs your quality, discarded clothing items. Now that spring is almost springing, perhaps you are all set to 'declutter' your offshore abode. But what to do with all those gems that are no longer you. Well donate them of course. The Red Cross shop at Newport is very excited to receive your cast offs. We also take small household items but alas, no electrical or furniture. 

Did you know that all profits from Red Cross shops stay in Australia? Profits from Red Cross shops support worthy programmes like providing breakfast for school kids, Telecross - a daily call to elderly people in need of contact, youth services, disaster relief, mental health services and much, much more.

Should you need assistance please feel free to call me or just leave your items in our boat. We live on the northern side of Lovett Bay between Now and Zen and Therese and John. The house is called 'Foreshore' and our boat is a Stabicraft for purposes of identification! 

Don't hesitate to call in to the Newport Red Cross shop with your donations - close to Woolworths petrol station at 334 Barrenjoey Rd Newport or call Lesley Scott to help with donations - 0410 687864



Course for a Cause at Avalon

Just beyond the Bilgola Bends as you are about to enter the Avalon Village, nestled in behind a strip of nature that separates it from the often busy Barrenjoey Road – you have the Royal Avalon Golf Course.

Not only 9 holes of golf open to the public every day of the year, with no membership required but also one of the best located venues available for hire on the Northern Beaches, or even Sydney!

Recently we have begun a program called “Course for a Cause”. The initiative is designed to help local charities by offering free use of our facilities to raise money and/or awareness for a worthy cause.

Do you have a cause close to your heart?
Nominate your charity to become part of this program by calling 9918 2606 or emailing manager@avalongolfcourse.com.au

If you don’t want to play golf, but are still after a venue for your function, the clubhouse is available for extended hours. So with plenty of parking on sight, the time of day shouldn’t be a problem when promoting your personal cause.

If you don’t have a charity, but are still looking for somewhere to party, the clubhouse can be hired to celebrate all kinds of occasions.

The bar is available and serving some of your favourite beer and wine, or take advantage of our BYO option.

Day time events can always incorporate games to raise some extra money with the practice putting green beside the clubhouse being utilised for competitions or a bit of fun for the kids.

If you are interested in our Course for a Cause initiative OR would just like to hire Avalon Golf Course and clubhouse for a function, please email manager@avalongolfcourse.com.au or call 9918 2606


New Funding For Anzac Community Projects

15 September 2017
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced new funding is available to help communities protect and repair local war memorials and support projects which commemorate the service of current and former NSW service men and women.

$175,000 is available through the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).

The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 for local war memorial projects, including conservation works and protection.

The ACGP provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community and veterans groups to educate the community on the service and sacrifice of military personnel, support activities benefiting veterans, and engage with the community.

“Our war memorials are lasting tributes to those in our community who have served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Rob Stokes said today.

“These stories echo down generations, through families and through communities.

“The Centenary of Anzac is an important reminder of the freedom with which we have been bequeathed.

“CWMF and ACGP funds assist community members and organisations in caring for local memorials and provide an opportunity to honour and support our veterans – young and old,” Rob Stokes said.

Applications for both grant programs are open until Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November 2017. For more information, please visit: www.veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au or


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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. For more information at  www.sailability.org/au/pittwater or call John on 9982 5656

VALE – Jervis Sparks

October 31st, 2017
Aged 84 years 

Loving husband of Bridget. Twin of the late Vernon Sparks and brother of Valasi Hey. 

Late of Maleny, QLD and formerly for 30 years at Cottage 2, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach.

Born in Papua-New Guinea (Milne Bay) and educated at the Southport School, Queensland, Jervis once resided with his Canadian born wife Bridget, at cottage 2, Barranjoey Lightstation, Palm Beach, NSW.

Jervis and Bridget are well known for their commitment to the heritage, historical and environmental concerns of the community, especially the Barrenjoey headland. They completely self-financed and restored their cottage from a gutted ruin to a comfortable last century residence, still without electricity, and as volunteers with the NPWS Chase Alive program they guided tours on the headland and shared their cottage with visitors.

An international mining consultant, Jervis travelled world-wide, working in more than 20 countries during the past decades, in such exotic locations as the Amazon, Borneo, West Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. He describes drilling as a  ‘passport to the world’ and has worked not just in mineral exploration, but geo-drilling for bridges and some of the biggest dam projects in the world.

Jervis’s books Tales From Barrenjoey and the Red Light of Palm Beach (on the Lighthouse keepers) are the definitive histories of Barrenjoey covering the lives of lighthouse keepers and their families, shipwrecks, the schools and many amusing and interesting anecdotes.

In 1995 Jervis and Bridget compiled The Barranjoey Lighthouse Track – A nature walk into history and in 1996 Jervis completed Archaeological Index of Significant Sites on Barranjoey Headland – a comprehensive work on this subject for this iconic Pittwater headland. All of these works can be accessed at Mona Vale Library. Pittwater Online News has been supplied with copies and these will run as further pages on Barranjoey.

For their dedication and commitment to Barrenjoey Headland and Pittwater, Jervis and Bridget received the first Pittwater Medal ever awarded on August 24th 1998 ‘In appreciation of your Outstanding Contribution to Pittwater’s History and Heritage.

Local Tribute and Ceremony in April 2018
Bridget called on Friday November 3rd.  The lady will be down in April next year to take part in a Tribute, Ceremony and Celebration on Barrenjoey Headland for Jervis. 

Bridget says Jervis’ passing happened very quickly; around 50 friends are gathering with her presently to finish off Jervis' Homebrew - she's looking forward to that.

Bridget is 82 now so not so mobile - something to take into account for all April 2018 plans. She will be in contact with further details closer to then.

Jervis’ October 2013 Profile and interview by A J Guesdon runs this Issue as a Tribute to this wonderful gentleman who will be sadly missed by us, by all of us.


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Nettie Lodge
3 Nov - 3 Dec 2017

One of our favourite Artists had an Epic opening of her new Exhibition in Manly on Friday night. Congratulations Nettie!

Inspired by the famous 1798 poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author and illustrator Nettie Lodge has created a contemporary visual narrative in a series of 40 paintings.  The words first captured the Artist’s imagination at the age of 10 and this visual realization of the poem, created over the past 7 years, powerfully illustrates the epic and tragic story of the albatross and the mariner. 


Nettie Lodge, Illustration 27, watercolour on paper, 29.5 x 42cm

Artist Talk with Nettie Lodge
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Experience the story and learn about the artist creative process. Tea and coffee will be served.

FREE!
At: Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Contact Rachel Carroll - Phone: 9976 1421

Pittwater YHA 50th on November 19: History Page Next Week

On Sunday November 19 the Pittwater YHA is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This date marks the day, 50 years ago, when the first Pittwater YHA doors closed and the second one opened – yes, on the exact same day!

Situated on Morning Bay (sometimes known as Towler’s Bay after Bill Toler) this stunning location epitomises the Youth Hostel ethos of 

"To help all, especially young people of limited means." said Mr. Stephens without hesitation, "to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them in their travels."
Planned Camping Is Aim Of Youth Hostel Groups (1953, March 31). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18364434 

Visitors are welcome for the Celebrations, with a FREE ferry leaving Church Point at 1.30, and yes, there will probably be CAKE!

Next week Pittwater Online News will be running some interesting insights into Charles Autry Hall, the gentleman who went from being an Artist to Farming to Dentistry, including being one of those who helped set up the original Sydney Dental Hospital, helping change the Law so quacks were out and Dentists were in, and terms as the President of the NSW Dentists Association when that first began.

Local knowledge states he used to camp here prior to acquiring 40 acres – he was applying for an Oyster Lease in 1913, renewed by his family in 1941 after he passed away, and building the home away from home we now know as Pittwater YHA.

The property was then purchased by Narrabeen Girls High Teacher Ebena Isles in 1959 – a lady who was friends with ‘Paddy’ Pallin and did some pretty amazing work prior to moving to Pittwater permanently.

Department of Education
HIS Excellency the Governor and the Executive Council, have approved of Mrs. Doris Magee, Miss Ebena Isles, and Miss Joyce McMillan, being appointed as members of the National Fitness Council of New South Wales, vice Frank Austin Pallin, John Patrick Metcalf, and Miss Dorothy Llewellyn.

HIS Excellency the Governor and the Executive Council, have approved of Mr. Royston James Henderson, being appointed as a member of the National Fitness Council of New South Wales, in the absence of Mr. Colin Hugh John McKinnon, on long service leave.
R. J. HEFFRON, 
Acting Premier
APPOINTMENTS (1958, June 27).Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 1919. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220275713 

There’s some amazing stories in store for you; just as the Pittwater YHA is an amazing place – don’t get us started NOW – just book yourself in for a good read prior to getting involved in the 50th Celebrations.

Below is a picture we found of Mr. Hall – both he and Ebena (the lady who gave her home to YHA so we may visit), also illustrate the great and continuing works of Sydney University.


Back Row— Reading from Left to Right: Dr. H. Peach, Dr. W. T. Beckett, S. Chaim, G. Louis Gillam (Secretary), Dr. O. Davis, E. Reading, C. Hall. 
Middle Row: Dr. F. D. Magnus, H. Paterson, E. K. Satchell, Photo. by Talma, 374 George-street, Sydney. Dr. E. Randolph Magnus, C. C. Marshall, E. Blackwell. Sitting down in front : P. C. Charlton, Donald Smith. 
COUNCIL OF DENTAL HOSPITAL.
The Dental Hospital of Sydney. (1903, February 4). The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), p. 286. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163778305 

Stockings For Soldiers 2017

Supported by Avalon Beach RSL
It's only weeks away from Christmas ... And we want to fill a heap of #StockingsForSoldiers !!!

Every Christmas there are Men & Woman spending time away from home, family & friends to serve our country. This year we are being part of an annual initiative to send Christmas Care packages to our serving Troops in the Middle East.

WE WANT GOODS TO SEND! PLEASE DROP ANY GOODS TO SEND TO AVALON BEACH RSL CLUB BY THE 15TH OF NOVEMBER SO WE HAVE TIME TO PACKAGE & SEND OVERSEAS.


Some examples provided below...
"Items both loved and needed by recipients:
Tim Tams (any flavour anytime, we have letters stating they don’t care if it is their summer and they are stuck together, just as long as we put them in).
Shapes (all flavours), biscuits of any variety , chips, Twisties or similar, one or the other of these choices due to space.
Health/breakfast bars, we place 2 in each box.
Mentos, Coles brand Lollies, these are $1 pack and they have snakes, Aussie shapes many varieties.
Chocolate, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Hand Sanitiser, Wipes
Shampoo, Bodywash
For Males, shave Gel, shavers if on special.
For females, always a pretty shower cap and hand cream."

Kialoa II Crew Growing Mo’s For The Bro’s

November 1, 2017
November 1 is the start of Movember, the annual men’s health awareness campaign and fundraiser, and both the delivery and Rolex Sydney Hobart race crew of Kialoa II are getting into the 70s vibe in anticipation of the 73-footer’s arrival into Sydney at the end of the month.

The Sparkman Stephens design that took line honours in the 1971 Sydney Hobart yacht race (video) is making for Albany in Western Australia having left the UK in August following a tough Rolex Fastnet Race.

The boat’s Movember campaign is called KiaMOa II and the donation page is https://au.movember.com/team/2295673 

“As a throwback to the 1970s, to get us into the spirit of emulating the prowess of the Kialoa II crew who won the Sydney to Hobart race in ’71, the male contingent of the Kialoa II crew of 2017 are going to grow mo’s to help the bro’s as part of Movember,” says shore manager Melinda Broughton adding, “and the two women crew will be suitably accessorised to complete the look.

“Support the KiaMOa II campaign sprouting mo’s and mutton chops to raise research funds all the way to Hobart. And bring back the terry-towelling hat!” she added.


Paddy Broughton during the delivery of Kialoa II to Cape Town - photo courtesy Kialoa II

In keeping with the 1970s theme, a terry-towelling hat each is the latest addition to Kialoa II’s Rolex Sydney Hobart crew uniform of boat branded Zhik Isotak foul weather gear.

Kialoa II’s small delivery crew is en route to Sydney for the start of one of the great bluewater classics which will set off from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. Theirs is a 13,000 nautical mile voyage to recreate Jim Kilroy’s ‘71 line honours victory and transport the boat to co-owner Patrick Broughton’s hometown.
 
Patrick, better known as Paddy, and brother Keith who is based in the UK bought Kialoa in 2016 to compete in the same ocean classics as Kilroy did with the boat back in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
 
The final stages of Kialoa II’s delivery to Sydney can be tracked via the boat’s website Kialoa2.com.au

For the Hobart Race Dallas Kilponen, the son of Kilroy’s longstanding navigator, the late David ‘Fang’ Kilponen, will be on board along with a UK crew component plus a number of ex-Brindabella legends including Lindsay May (44 Hobarts, three time overall winner) and Tony Hearder.


David Fang Kilponen on board Kialoa III - photo courtesy Kilponen family

Kialoa II’s ETA in Sydney is the weekend of November 25-26, leaving the crew just one month to switch from cruising to race mode before lining up against this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet.

Kilroy’s 1971 line honours winning time for the 628 nautical mile was 3 days 12 hours 46 minutes 21 seconds compared to the current race record of 1 day 13 hours 31 minutes 20 seconds set by Anthony Bell’s 100-footer Perpetual Loyal in the 2016 event.

Kialoa II website http://kialoa2.com.au/ 
By Lisa Ratcliff

23-27 Warriewood Rd, Warriewood: DA Number: N0460/17

Council is seeking public comment on this proposal prior to determination. The proposal is for construction of a three storey residential flat building comprising 32 residential apartments with 83 basement parking spaces, and a three storey multi-dwelling housing development comprising 12 dwellings with associated parking spaces, extension to Lorikeet Grove, new internal roadway, associated landscaping and remediation works to the existing creek line corridor.

Applicant: J & G Knowles & Associates Pty Ltd

Consent authority: Northern Beaches Council.
Sydney North Planning Panel has the function of determining the application.

This proposal is an integrated development and requires a Water Activity Approval from the NSW Office of Water under Section 91 of the Water Management Act 2000.

During the exhibition period, any person may make a submission or inspect application plans and related documents via northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au. **

Alternatively, documents can be viewed at Council’s Mona Vale Customer Service Centre during business hours. Written submissions marked with the application number may be sent to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why.

If required, submissions must be accompanied by a Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statement, which can be downloaded at
northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Please note that all submissions are public documents and may be made available or reproduced in Council reports.

Exhibition: Sat 28 Oct - Tue 28 Nov
Enquiries: Rebecca Englund, 9970 1111

Documents on Council website HERE
NO documents on the Sydney North Planning Panel webpage  DA Lodgement date: October 16, 2017

Planning Proposal 2 Macpherson Street Warriewood 

2017SNH047 RPA - Proposal to amend Pittwater LEP 2014
Panel Reference: 2017SNH047 RPA
Type of Matter: Relevant Planning Authority
Planning Panel: Sydney North Planning Panel
LGA: Northern Beaches Council

Planning Proposal Ref. Number: PGR_2017_NBEAC_001_00
Project Title: Proposal to amend Pittwater LEP 2014
Project Description: The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the Pittwater Local Environmental Plan 2014 to increase the number of dwellings from 0 to 22 for buffer area 1m in clause 61 Warriewood Valley Release Area.
Address/Location: 2 Macpherson Street Warriewood
Date Panel Appointed RPA: 24-May-2017
Status: Appointed RPA
Gateway Determination Date: 30-Jun-2017
Exhibition Start Date: 16-Oct-2017
Exhibition Finish Date: 12-Nov-2017
Documents at HERE 

Any person may make a written submission on the proposal during the exhibition period. 

Submissions should be emailed to PlanComment@planningpanels.nsw.gov.au.
By Post to:
Planning Panels Secretariat, GPO Box 39,  Sydney NSW, 2001 clearly marked 'Planning Panel Submission'.

Your Submission must include:
  • the planning proposal title clearly marked on the title page
  • a statement on whether you support or object to the proposal; and
  • the reasons why you support or object to the proposal
Correspondence from Council on 18 August 2016 to the Proponent confirmed that the road upgrades are being designed for flood emergency access and that these improved access arrangements are a suitable change in circumstance to warrant consideration of a planning proposal for the site.

The WVSR outlines that this rate is contingent on appropriate design criteria and infrastructure provision. The attached indicative plans and supporting studies demonstrate that future development of the site (as a result of this Planning Proposal) can meet the design criteria outlined in the Pittwater DCP. Furthermore, the site has the necessary existing and planned infrastructure provisions to support development of the scale proposed.

The scale of density and residential development proposed is entirely consistent with that occurring within the wider Warriewood Valley release area.

NBC Project Update - 22 September 2017
Our contractor, Ward Civil, is continuing with the construction of the new roadway and bridge at MacPherson St, Warriewood.
Current works include:
• Construction of the new bridge structure
• Service works for electricity, water and gas
• Roadworks on Warriewood Road
The temporary traffic lights on Warriewood Road are anticipated to be removed early October 2017.
Weather permitting, Macpherson Street, between Boondah Road and Warriewood Road, will be reopened late in 2017.
We thank the local community for their patience and understanding whilst we carry out this important and vitally needed improvements.

Planning Proposal - 9, 11, 12 & 13 Fern Creek Road, Warriewood

Submissions close Friday 3 November 2017
The Planning Proposal is amending the Pittwater Local Environmental Plan 2014 to – 
1) Rezone the northern portions of 9, 11 & 12 Fern Creek Rd from R3 (Medium Density) to RE1 (Public Recreation). (See Figures 1 and 2) 
2) Rezone 13 Fern Creek Rd from R3 (Medium Density) to RE1 (Public Recreation). (See Figures 1 and 2) 
3) Amend the Height of Building Map applying to northern portions of 11 & 12 Fern Creek Rd, from 10.5m to 8.5. (See Figures 3 and 4) 
4) Amend the Height of Building Map applying to 13 Fern Creek Rd, from 10.5m to 8.5m. (See Figures 3 and 4) 
5) Amend the Height of Building Map applying to southern portion of 9 Fern Creek Rd, from 8.5m to 10.5m for (See Figures 3 and 4)
6) Amend the provisions in Part 6, Clause 6.1(3) regarding the permitted number of dwellings as it relates to the subject properties: 
Delete ‘9 Fern Creek Road. – No dwellings’ 
Amend ‘901C & 901G - Not more than 28 dwellings or less than 23 dwellings’ as it relates to 11 & 12 Fern Creek Road and replace with ‘901C & 901G & 9 Fern Creek Rd - Not more than 33 dwellings or less than 26 dwellings’ 
Remove 13 Fern Creek Road from Sector 901A (as this property will no longer have any dwelling contribution to Sector 901A as a result of this Planning Proposal) 
Amend ‘901A - Not more than 192 dwellings or less than 156 dwellings’ as it relates to 13 Fern Creek Road and replace with ‘901A - Not more than 190 dwellings or less than 154 dwellings’.

Following the Gateway determination, the following amended documents are now on exhibition
• Planning Proposal
• Pittwater Local Environmental Plan (PLEP) 2014
• Pittwater 21 Development Control Plan (P21 DCP)
• Warriewood Valley Strategic Review Addendum Report (Addendum Report)

The proposal and relevant documents can also be viewed at Councils Customer Services Centres at Manly, Dee Why, Avalon and Mona Vale.

Make a submission
• Online
• In writing to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale, NSW 1660

Submissions will be taken into account during the assessment process, provided they are relevant to the application.

For all enquiries please contact the Strategic and Place Planning Team (Mona Vale) on 9970 1111

Palm Beach Walkway 

The Palm Beach Walkway aims to deliver a number of pedestrian and vehicle improvements that enhance the iconic aspects of the Palm Beach locality, including:
  • Safe pedestrian access along Barrenjoey Road between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Park
  • Increased safety for vehicles travelling on Barrenjoey Road by upgrading the road between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Park to better accommodate larger vehicles including buses
  • Improved pedestrian safety at the intersection of Barrenjoey Road and Beach Road by providing pedestrian crossing facilities
  • Improved pedestrian and vehicular safety by formalising the on-street parking along Barrenjoey Road near Beach Road

Palm Beach Walkway - Upcoming Works and Information Session

Connecting Northern Beaches
As part our ‘Connected Communities’ Program, we are connecting the Northern Beaches through a new iconic coastal walkway.
 
The Palm Beach Walkway, Stage 1 of the Connecting Northern Beaches Program, will improve safety and access, connecting pedestrians from Palm Beach Wharf to the Beach Road intersection.
 
 
The new walkway features;
  • concrete footpaths
  • sections of elevated boardwalk
  • Custom screening and handrails
  • Planting of new native trees. 
Upcoming Information Session
We will be holding an on-site community information session at Pittwater Park, Palm Beach. This session will provide you with an opportunity to meet the project team and ask any questions you might have about the upcoming works.
 
Date: Monday 6 November, 2017
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Pittwater Park, Palm Beach (Reserve area near the wharf)
 
How Can I Learn More?
·         Visit the project page
·         Attend an information drop-in session
 
Upcoming Minor Works
Construction works for the new walkway are scheduled to commence 30th October 2017.
These works will consist of;
  • Site set up
  • Establishing site storage facility
  • Vegetation clearing and some footpath works.
No construction activities will take place over the school holiday period and all other major works are scheduled to commence 29 January 2018

Bus changes and Timetables

Transport for NSW
New timetables will be introduced from 26 November, including almost 7,000 extra weekly trips across the bus network.

New services will be added to routes across Western Sydney, the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Lower North Shore and Northern Suburbs, Illawarra and Central Coast. In addition, there will be changes to bus services in Pittwater and the Northern Beaches, in conjunction with the new B-Line.

Key benefits we’re delivering across Sydney’s bus network:
  • Better connections, more capacity and improved connectivity, with extra weekly trips
  • Brand new high frequency and reliable bus services on the B-line connecting the Northern Beaches to the City
Find a timetable
Search for your bus route to see your new timetable - here.

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017

November:
November 11th: 9am to 3pm Bunnings, Narrabeen Sausage sizzle 

December:
December 8th: 8am to 4pm Stall, outside ANZ Bank, Avalon Parade, Avalon Sewing, knitting, craft, jam. 
December 9th, 8am to 3pm Bunnings Narrabeen, sausage sizzle    

Pasadena Progress?

Church Point residents report that the gentleman who owns the Pasadena has workmen working on it - he has said to them council have not offered to buy it, and he's going to refurbish it. 

We'll follow up on this by hopefully talking to the owners ourselves ASAP.


Draft Brookvale Structure Plan on Public Exhibition

The Draft Brookvale Structure Plan is now on public exhibition.
Submissions close Monday 20 November 2017
Docs. at: HERE 

Pittwater Paddle 2017

The NBI Pittwater Paddle is on again this year, and we’d love you to join in the fun!

The Pittwater Paddle is NBI’s main fundraising event for the year,
and we’d like to ask you to register for the event and to raise funds for us,
so that we can continue to support children with additional needs, and their families.

The Pittwater Paddle is on Sunday 12 November and we’ve added a
second event this year so that more people can join in the fun on the day.

The Pittwater Paddle:
An 8.4km paddling event for elite or recreational paddlers (aged 12 years and older).

The NEW Pittwater Family Paddle:
A shorter 3.6km paddling event for families and less experienced paddlers (aged 12 years and older).

You can register as an individual or compete as a team in a multi-seated craft.

If paddling isn’t your thing, simply come along and show your support on the day – there will be food and entertainment available on-shore.



Avalon Beach Market Day 2017

Sunday, November 19 at 9 AM - 4 PM
The main streets of Avalon Beach village and Dunbar Park come alive with amazing music, a fantastic array of market stalls selling fashion, jewellery and crafts as well as gourmet food stalls. For the kids there is face painting and carnival rides

STALLHOLDER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN - APPLY HERE!!!


Sydney Wildlife Critter of the Month: The Long Hop To Freedom

It was a chilly day in August last year when we received a call from Scott to attend to a fatally-ill female swamp wallaby who was having trouble hopping and could hardly stand. She had cataracts in both eyes and could barely see. She was also carrying a joey. 



The mother wallaby was sedated for transportation to a veterinarian. Her cute little joey was a very curious critter and kept peering out of the pouch to see what was happening. Dr Ward examined the mum but she was already moribund and he decided to extract the joey before the situation became too stressful for them both. The joey was a tiny furless 300g boy. He was in good health and after a quick examination, Dr Ward popped him into a fleecy pouch to stay warm. Before the mum passed away, we allowed her to ‘say goodbye’ to her joey. It was a very moving moment for all of us. We promised her that we would take good care of her baby. And then she slipped away. 


Cassius with Dr Ward after being extracted from his mum’s pouch.


A touching goodbye :(

The tiny boy tried to box his way out of his new artificial pouch and he put up his dukes whenever we looked in on him. So a friend suggested we call him Cassius (Clay) aka Mohammed Ali. 

Cassius was quite the character from the start. He did what joeys are meant to do - drink milk, grow fur, venture from the pouch - but he tried to do all these things in a mad hurry. He was trying to stand and hop long before his time! He never seemed to sleep. Was always looking out of his pouch and desperate not to miss out on anything. FOMO could’ve been his middle name! FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) was almost the death of him. He tried to follow me up the stairs one day - long before he was hopping ably. And he fell… We rushed him straight to the vet, fearing that he may have fractured something but the x-rays were clear. Phew! Then - instead of staying in his heated pouch like a normal wallaby joey - he kept venturing out to find everyone and ended up getting pneumonia. Sigh. Back to the vet. 


Cassius and his little play-mate, Xena.

Cassius inspecting the Christmas Tree.


Cuddles from his big brother. 

Well, Cassius tried everything, went on exploration adventures, got up to mischief, posed for photos and all the time he grew and grew. 

5 months from the date of his rescue he had grown from 300g to 3kg. It was time for Cassius to graduate to 'Big School' aka The Sydney Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility. 

Our Rehab Facility is also known as Waratah Park. It is where “Skippy the Bush Kangaroo” was filmed many years ago. (Our lovely Facility Manager, Joan Reid, was granted permission from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council - MLALC - to utilise a section of Waratah Park for wildlife rehabilitation. The first thing she did was build a big fenced area for a macropod yard. The word macropod is derived from Greek and literally means ‘big foot’. Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos are all examples of macropods. In addition to the macropod yard, Joan also organised for the volunteers to build a ‘rubber room’. The rubber attached to the walls allows the joeys or injured macropods to jump around without injuring themselves.) 

In contrast to the chilly day when Cassius was rescued, the day of his ‘soft release’ was sizzling! I think it was close to 38 degrees. Joan had the sprinklers on for all the animals and one of our members - Nicole Wedlock - captured a gorgeous photo of Cassius dripping in water from the sprinklers. It was quite weird to leave him there. I felt a bit like we’d abandoned him but we knew it was time for him to become a proper wallaby. In preparation for his release back to the wild, Cassius would need to become dehumanised. This meant reducing his contact with humans and allowing him the chance to experience storms, rain, parasites, fending for himself around other wallabies etc. 


Scott ‘soft releasing’ Cassius at Waratah Park.


Nicole Wedlock’s gorgeous photo of Cassius in the sprinkler.

Well, luckily he integrated quite well with the others and quickly settled down to life as a big boy. 

Cass-cass spent almost 8 months in the Rehab Facility. The wonderful volunteers that keep the facility running like clockwork make sure that all the animals are fed, clean and safe. They are always careful not to interact with the joeys that are being dehumanised and keep their visits limited to once a day. When Cassius reached 7kg and was entirely independent, it was time to go back to his site of rescue and be a wild wallaby. 

14 months from the day he was rescued, he was captured, sedated and transported to his release site. The day was cool and the gentle rain added to the beauty of the very picturesque setting where Scott could keep an eye on him from afar. 

We released him from the transportation bag and waited for the sedative to wear off. He blinked his eyes at the new surrounds and then gently hopped off. 

Freedom. 
Finally.


His day of release. Such a big boy!



By Lynleigh Grieg
Sydney Wildlife

Pesticide Notification 

1080 FOX POISON (sodium fluoroacetate) FOR FOX CONTROL 1080 poison as buried baits or 1080 poison capsules in ejector devices Will be laid in a continuous and ongoing way from: 
Date: 1st August 2017 to 31st January 2018
Where: 
  • Garigal National Park. 
  • Lane Cove National Park, 
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park 
  • Sydney Harbour National Park: 
  • North Head including the Quarantine Station, 
  • Dobroyd Head, 
  • Middle Head, 
  • Chowder Head & Bradleys Head managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service. 
  •  The North Head Sanctuary and Former School of Artillery managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. 
  • The Australian Institute of Police Management, North Head
WARNING: 
DO NOT TOUCH BAITS OR EJECTOR DEVICES DOMESTIC ANIMALS MAY BE AFFECTED 1080 POISON IS LETHAL TO DOGS AND CATS.

Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.
Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public.

Dogs and cats are prohibited in National Parks (NPW Act 1974 & Regulations) and the North Head Sanctuary (Local Govt Act (1993) Sect 632 (2) (d). Penalties apply.

For further information please contact:
National Parks and Wildlife Service Pest Management Officer: 9472 8953 NPWS Harbour (north) Area office: 8968 6300 NPWS 
Ku-ring-gai Chase (Forestville) Area office: 9451 3479 
NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase (Mt Colah) Area office: 9472 9323

Petition: Save Ingleside from Over-Development

PROPOSED INGLESIDE DEVELOPMENT
We the undersigned, write in connection with the above proposal and wish to object strongly and respectfully to the development of the area in the proposed manner.

Ingleside is a dispersed settlement where development proposals should be considered very carefully: infilling could ruin the character of the area but estate development will not only overwhelm it but also overwhelm the vast majority of residents living from Narrabeen to Palm Beach who will travel through or near Ingleside every day.

Naturally, we understand that the State Government has a determined growth strategy. However, the overwhelming increase in immediate population and thoroughfare traffic will have a devastating effect upon the existing population who live here and contribute to Sydney as a city and as a defined demographic already. 

Pressure for the development in the region is considerable, mainly for housing city commuters, but has been successfully resisted for more than 30 years for the same reasons as now. The infrastructure was not in place and as can be seen by the impact of development in Warriewood, remains at an unsupportive level. The reasons for rejecting those schemes also included the inadequacy of the minor roads apart from Mona Vale Road to accommodate even small increases in traffic. 

Reference is made to the over one thousand comments on the supporting website, mostly by residents of Pittwater external to the immediate area of Ingleside who have failed to have a voice but as your constituents have equal right to be represented as bearing the impact of the development.
With the above in mind, we request that the development be reviewed to take into account the residents of Pittwater, whom you represent. Rather than telling them why it will be good for them, consider the voice of the residents and understand why it will be bad for them. 

Start Of The Bushfire Danger Period – Fire Permits Required

Given recent weather conditions, the lack of rain and a number of Total Fire Bans, the risk of bushfire in our community is already quite high. In fact, we’ve had a number of bushfires in the local area already.

However, the 1st October marks the start of the official Bushfire Danger Period which will run through until at least 31st March. 

During this period residents wishing to do hazard reduction or pile burns will require a Fire Permit as well as a Hazard Reduction Certificate.
Fire Permits are valid for a period of 21 days.

They are automatically suspended during Total Fire Bans and periods when the Bushfire danger is rated Very High or above. Before issuing a Fire Permit, the Permit Issuing Officer will need to be convinced that appropriate plans are in place for supervising the fire, containing the fire and extinguishing the fire.

You are also still required to notify neighbours and the Rural Fire Service at least 24 hours before you plan to do the burn and before you light the fire.

Other conditions may also be imposed when the Permit is issued.
You should read the Before You Light That Fire document which is available on the RFS web site.

If you need a Hazard Reduction Certificate this can be arranged by contacting the Northern Beaches Fire Control Centre on (02) 9450 3000. 

When you have the Hazard Reduction Certificate you can obtain a Fire Permit by contacting the Scotland Island Brigade on 9999 4404 (or the West Pittwater Brigade for offshore residents on 9997 3795) or the Northern Beaches Fire Control Centre.

Courtesy Scotland Island Fire Brigade

 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 their Facebook page

 

Click on logo above to visit their website.

Pittwater Community Groups: 


Sports

Gardens and Environment

Rural Fire Brigades
Services

Arts and Social

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