June 17 - 23, 2018: Issue 364
Articles This Week
Golf Avenue Mona Vale Now A Car Park Due To B-Line Commuter Growing Pains + Newport B-Line webpage advises 'proposed solution to extend B-Line services to Newport will be presented in the Review of Environmental Factors planned for public display mid-2018'
Pictures: The Barrenjoey High School Winter Night Market: A 50th Anniversary Celebration by Sally Mayman and Sean Mulcahy
First Pittwater Determination by Sydney North Planning Panel: to amend the Pittwater Local Environmental Plan 2014 to facilitate Seniors Housing Development on Crystal Bay Newport and E4 be re-zoned R2 to 'allow the proposed use as well as other suitable uses' for all adjacent blocks
Aquatics: Pittwater Winter Regatta Incorporating The NSW 2.4mR Class Championships Hosted By Sailability Crystal Bay + Invictus Games Training Sessions To Be Held On Pittwater This Week
DIY Ideas: Johnson Bros. Trade Day 2018 - this Thursday June 21st in our Mona Vale store, starts from noon, open to the public, CPD points for Tradies + Pallet alley +lots more!
Reflections by George Repin: LAKE ARGYLE
From The Oceans To The Skies (Almost): A team of lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) recently got a first-hand look at the intense training professional helicopter crews put themselves through in order to save lives on the state’s beaches - by Surf Life Saving NSW
The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge: Timely Winter Anniversaries and Commemorations For A Septuagenarian and her Predecessor
Park Bench Philosopher Antarctica In 2070: What Future Will We Choose? - Nature this week publishes a series of articles and recent studies discussing this and other issues that are emerging an overview of three of these studies, one of which stems from Australia
Pittwater Friends Of Soibada July 2018 Visit: Fundraising To Get The People and Medical Supplies We Need To Take Over - by Tamara Sloper Harding OAM
New Facility Will Help Abandoned and Neglected Dogs Learn How To Trust And Play Again: The DoggieRescue Freedom Park Fundraiser!!
Profile: Barry Leef - Barry Leef has been entertaining local audiences since moving to Sydney from New Zealand in 1969. 'Baz' has made a name for himself as Sydney’s number one session singer for deacdes, his repertoire including jingles for major corporations such as McDonalds, KFC and Coca-Cola.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 14/6/2018
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The Goat's Surf Forecast
Sportsfield death by neglect plan met with outrage
Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach
- New 1.0-1.5 meter wide footpaths
- Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) boardwalk/ stairs
- Look outs/ viewing sites
- Thursday 14 June,10.30 - 12.00
- Saturday 23 June, 12.30 - 2.00
- attend a drop-in session
- make a comment online
Sydney Harbour Trust to Launch Reconciliation action Plan (RAP)
170 New And Upgraded Schools Across NSW
Warringah Expressway 1969
Nominations are now open for the 2017/18 NSW Sailing Awards
- Coach of the year
- Disabled sailor of the year
- Female sailor of the year
- Instructor of the year
- Junior/Youth sailor of the year
- Male Sailor of the year
- Official of the year
- Volunteer of the year
- Club of the Year
Ingleside Rider's Group
Readers Query: 'Bilgola Castle'
Avalon Amnesty Film Event
Manly to Seaforth Flood Study
- Manly Town Hall: Tuesday 19 June 2018, 4 – 7pm, Saturday 23 June 2018, 9am – 4pm
- Seaforth Village Community Centre: Thursday 21 June 2018, 4pm - 7pm,
Pet of the Week
BHS: Call out to all ex students!
Entries Now Open for Northern Beaches Art Prize
Zonta Birthing Kit Packing Day 2018
Update on the Ingleside Planned Precinct
- traffic and transport modelling, especially around Mona Vale Road
- planning for infrastructure provision
- water cycle management and flooding assessment
- assessment of environmental impacts including additional surveys, for example around biodiversity across the precinct and along the proposed ecological corridors.
Throw in your line! Apply for gone fishing day grants
The imminent threat to Newport and Avalon…
- B Line buses are large. Creating a massive roundabout at Newport for these buses means removing trees, widening roads and making an ugly mess of the beach area of Newport. With queues of diesel buses, congestion would be terrible, for the people of Newport and all places further north.
- If the B Line were to go further, negotiating the bends at Bilgola and the Avalon Kamakaze roundabout would be absolute chaos. Particularly congestion at Avalon shops would be unacceptable.
- The government’s stated intention is for increased density. Extending the B Line to Newport invites further development north of Mona Vale. We’ve all noticed the huge increase in congestion between the northern suburbs and Mona Vale.
- If termination is at Newport, the beach parking would be forever filled up. Newport would become a parking station, its beach, its ambiance and its character destroyed.
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
Petition: Save Ingleside from Over-Development
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
Pittwater Community Groups:
Vale Captain David McFall
Newport residents association June Meeting
Caves Beach Pumped For Thrilling IRB's Finale
Reminder: Woolworths End Single Use Plastic Bags On June 20th, 2018
Woolworths: We've set the date for the end of single-use plastic bags.
The removal of single-use plastic bags has been a really important topic for our customers and our team. Which is why, Woolworths committed to phase out all single-use plastic bags at our checkouts nationally.
After listening to our customers and working with our teams, we're proud to announce that from the 20th of June 2018 all Woolworths stores will be single-use plastic bag free. We are committed to playing our part in reducing plastic usage and believe that this is the right thing to do for our environment.
This means that we, from the 20th of June, will no longer provide ‘free’ plastic bags at our checkouts in store. We've always encouraged the use of reusable bags and with this change it's now more important than ever for customers to bring in their own bags from home or pick up one of our reusable bags in store.
The Woolworths team continues to work hard to reduce our impact on the environment by supporting the reduction and recycling of plastics throughout our stores. Other initiatives include reducing the amount of plastic packaging on fruits and vegetables; introducing the new Australasian Recycling Label to help educate our customers on what can be recycled and where, as well as the expansion of our soft plastic recycling program.
Pittwater Friends of Soibada is a diverse group of local individuals who are committed to forging a lasting friendship between communities on Sydney's Northern Beaches and those in the Central Timor Leste province of Soibada. Our key objective is to support the local people in their efforts to achieve sustainable development in their region. All our projects are initiated by the people of Soibada themselves.
Moveable Heritage Management Policy (draft)
A million visits to Government comparator site as consumers search for a better deal
- requiring retailers to write to around 1.6 million households to tell them better deals are available. As a result of this, there are now around 260,000 fewer customers on market offers with expired discounts;
- a rule change requiring energy retailers to notify their customers when their discounts are about to finish or change;
- a rule change proposal requiring retailers to provide their customers with advance notice of price changes; and
- rule change proposals to allow consumers to submit self-reads of their energy meters and to reduce the time it takes to install new meters.
Increasing Access To Cataract Surgery
Palm Beach Longboarders July Comp
Communities silenced and councils in chaos as election funding laws rammed through Parliament
Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill Update
- Charities and not-for-profit groups are able to use funding (including from overseas) for issues-based advocacy
- There is a clear distinction between issues-based advocacy and politically partisan electioneering
- Charities and not-for-profits are not subjected to more extensive regulations or stricter compliance measures
- Donors of gifts not being used to promote or oppose a candidate or party for political office should not be subjected to new reporting or registration requirements
- Charities and not-for-profits must be free to work with non-Australian citizens and non-permanent residents to advance issues of public interest.
The DoggieRescue Freedom Park Fundraiser!!
DoggieRescue is faced with an increasing number of highly stressed, withdrawn and depressed dogs arriving from the council pounds. Dogs who have not only been abandoned or abused but who have then been deprived of physical exercise and stimulation after spending weeks or even months shut up within council compounds.
The no-kill charity, which has saved and re-homed over 12,600 dogs, has always dreamed of creating its own off-leash park area at its DoggieWood shelter at Ingleside on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
“A lot of dogs come to us in a terribly stressed state. We work hard to turn their lives around and teach them to trust again. And part of this process includes giving them the opportunity to run, sniff and play. A space to rebuild their confidence and restore their spirits – somewhere where they are simply free to be a dog again” says Monika Biernacki, DoggieRescue Founder.
“It has always been my dream to have a safe and secure place for our dogs to exercise and today we are launching our appeal to help raise the funds to build our very own Freedom Dog Park. We want to make that dream a reality.”
The DoggieRescue Freedom Dog Park will be built on existing shelter land but requires installation of secure fencing and proper access gates. Construction costs have been estimated at $15,000. Once complete, as well as being a safe playground for general exercise, the facility will also provide space for specialist trainers to work with the dogs on socialisation and rehabilitation, increasing their chances of finding a new home.
The area set aside for the Freedom Park
“The Freedom Dog Park will help our doggies heal and get them ready for their new loving homes” says Monika. “Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to see these dogs running freely and releasing all their pent up energy. There is also so much potential for training and fun volunteering.”
To find out more about the DoggieRescue Freedom Dog Park visit www.doggierescue.com
To help make this dream become a reality you can donate to the building fund at https://give.everydayhero.com/au/freedom-dog-park.
About Monika's Doggie Rescue
DoggieRescue.com is Australia’s largest No-kill charity, in operation since 2001 with the primary objective of saving dogs from death row from council pounds. DoggieRescue has saved over 12,500 dogs and has more than 100 dogs looking for homes. It relies on dog lovers to keep its doors open and is largely a volunteer run organization. For more information call Doggie Rescue on 02 9486 3133.
$1.5 million to help youth thrive
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary 2018 Stalls
Australian SAR Award
- Professional Search and Rescue Award – New South Wales Police Force Marine Area Command Nemesis crew, who came to the rescue of two sailors whose yacht capsized off Sydney in one of the most publicised rescues of the year;
- Non-professional Search and Rescue Award – Port Phillip Bay fisherman Wayne Kelly, who saved the lives of three kayakers upturned in the bay with no lifejackets;
- Commendation Award – Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Service RAC Rescue helicopter 651 crew, who battled 90 km/hour winds and fading light to winch an injured cray fisherman in Israelite Bay to safety.
Return and Earn is at Pittwater RSL
Grants available to improve cricket facilities and participation
- Infrastructure – The fund can be used to upgrade or create new wickets, ovals, amenities or facilities. Grants from $15,000 to $250,000 are available and may support up to 50 per cent of the net project costs.
- Programs and resources to grow female participation – The fund can be used to facilitate programs or purchase equipment aligned to growing female participation. Grants from $5000 to $50,000 are available and may support up to 50 per cent of the net project costs.
- Regional events – The fund can be used to assist regional councils to secure and deliver elite cricket tournaments. Grants from $20,000 to $100,000 are available and may support up to 50 per cent of the net project costs.
Funding Applications Open For Veterans' Health Week 2018
Update: Remembrance Day Poppy Wall For Avalon Beach RSL
Residents Want 'Welcome to Pittwater' Sign Returned
Red Cross shop Newport
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