July 21 - 27, 2019: Issue 413
Articles This Week
Front Page Issue 413: Beryls 21st Variety the Children's Charity B to B Bash - and in her 86th Year!
Champions Crowned at 2019 Skullcandy Oz Grom Open - report by Surfing NSW/WSL + some extras: Ruby Rockstar Trew (Seaforth) placed 1st in Under 12 girls and Xavier Bryce (Mona Vale) placed 2nd place in Under 14 Boys, Bodhi Leigh-Jones made Qtrs. ++ - photos by Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
Pictures: Ain’t No Party Like A DoggieRescue Puppy Party! by Jen Barbour, photography by Michael Mannington
Have Your Say On Our Hospital by the Save Mona Vale Hospital Committee - NSW Upper House Inquiry, closes July 28th for written submissions
Locals to Pick Local Projects to Receive NSW Government Funding: cast an online vote for between three and five of 23 nominated projects for Manly or 22 nominated projects for Pittwater, or the 9 nominated projects in Wakehurst. Vote by August 15, 2019 - Projects listed by electorate
Reflections by George Repin: A GEM ON THE QUAY
Aquatics: Winners Of The 2019 NSW/ACT State Sailing Awards Announced: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's Richard Slater recognised as Official of the Year Award, Tom Spithill the Sports Professional Award, Daniel Links is recipient of the Youth Sailor of the Year Award and Annie Wilmot and Tash Bryant are joint Female Sailor of the Year. The club was also part of the great contingent of yacht clubs that made the sailing divisions of the Invictus Games Sydney such a success - another award!
Collector's Corner: Tablespoons - The Original Soup Spoons: Many of us are lucky enough to have one or a few of those wonderful old sterling silver tablespoons inherited from mum or grandma lingering in our cutlery drawer.
What may be well-known by our younger generations as that these were originally used as soup spoons and are still in many European countries. Their value has increased as time goes on, not decreased, with well looked after versions attracting good prices from or for collectors and those by preferred makers doing even better than that.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update July 14th, 2019
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Floor Plans For New Palliative Care Unit Revealed
Palliative Care Meeting
July 16th, 2019
Detailed floor plans of Mona Vale Hospital’s new 10-bed Palliative Care Unit and 10-bed Geriatric Evaluation Management Unit have been presented to the Friends of Northern Beaches Palliative Care and the Inpatient Facility Working Group.
The revised floor plans were shown by the Hospital’s General Manager Jacqui Edgley at a recent meeting and had been updated following input from the groups and the members of Hospital’s Auxiliary.
Jacqui Edgley said the new 10-bed inpatient palliative care service will enable more people to receive care closer to their home and loved ones, during difficult and challenging times.
“Engaging with community groups such as these on the design of the building is so important and the feedback on the floor plans from members the Friends of Northern Palliative Care and the Inpatient Facility Working Group has been invaluable and greatly appreciated.
“They have been campaigning for this important service for many years, and like myself, they are keen to ensure the new facility is the very best it can be for our patients, carers and visitors and built to the highest contemporary standards.
“The planners have carefully considered the hospital’s coastal location in developing the plans based on a residential style environment to create a comfortable and welcoming place,” she said.
Kay Millar, Chair of the Northern Beaches Palliative Care Inpatient Facility Working Group said it was pleasing to see progress on the building, and that their recommendations on the floor plans had been incorporated, where possible.
“This service is something the community has been wanting for a long time so it is great to see the progress being made.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the hospital over the coming months as the building takes shape,” she said.
Construction for the 10-bed Palliative Care Unit and 10-bed specialist aged care unit building is currently underway with expected completion by the middle of next year.
RPAYC Youth Adventures On Vata
Josh Grosser, is a 23 year old, 10 year RPAYC member, who learned to sail through the Newport Primary School program, and raced MJ’s with his good mate Ben Farrugia.
Graduating from the “Hamilton Farmer School of RPAYC tender boat driving”, Josh also attended Pittwater High School in 2014, and on completion worked in the Med on yachts for 12 months.
Josh returned to complete a Mechanical Engineering degree at Sydney University, combined with 2 semesters on exchange at the University of Utah, from where he also managed to score a crewing job sailing back from California through the pacific, on “SY Heitaros”, a 60m high tech ketch.
A surfer, musician, and general lover of the sea, Josh and 4 of his mates decided 12 months ago, to buy a cruising boat and head off in search of remote surf in the South Pacific.
They acquired the yacht “Vata” from a couple who cruised her out from Canada, and have spent the past 12 months fitting her out for their trip, and learning to sail her.
“Vata” is a 36’ Canadian built sloop - http://sailingmagazine.net/article-568-cs-36-traditional.html
The crew includes Ben Farrugia, Hayden Cook, Lachie Inglis and James Norrish, all Newport locals of a similar age.
At 0800 on July 8th, they cleared Pittwater on the first leg of their voyage. Lord Howe Island will be the first stop, from where they plan to head to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and back down the Australian east cost, to be home for Christmas.
With 3 guitars, 10 surfboards, dive gear and 4 months worth of supplies, Vata is not going to win many races, but they may well win a prize for having the most fun, and hopefully will inspire some of our younger sailors to tackle adventures of their own…..
Vata will be flying the RPAYC and WPYC burgees on her trip, and hopefully will meet up with some fellow members along the way.
Follow the adventures of Vata at https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/SV_Vata
Vata leaving Pittwater - photos courtesy Simon Grosser
Stop Adani meeting at Narrabeen
2019/20 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Set For A Start
ABB - EVENT 1 - Gold Coast, QLD - Aug 24, 2019
ABB - EVENT 2 - Trigg, WA - Sept 21, 2019
ABB - EVENT 3 - NSW Nth - Coffs Harbour, NSW - Oct 13, 2019
ABB - EVENT 4 - NSW Sth - Kiama, NSW - Oct 26, 2019
ABB - EVENT 5 - NSW Central - North Narrabeen, NSW - Nov 2, 2019
ABB - EVENT 6 - Phillip Island, VIC - Nov 9, 2019
ABB - EVENT 7 - Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Nov 23, 2019
ABB - EVENT 8 - Clifton Beach TAS - Dec 14, 2019
ABB - National Final - location TBC, 2020
Entries for the 2019 State Qualifying events open 19th July at www.surfingaustralia.com
National Tree Day Planting at Toongari
- The pathway from Central Road is between 55 and 59 Central Road and joins the pathway from Bowling Green Lane, behind Pittwater Palms retirement village leading to Toongari Reserve.
- The pathway from Avalon Parade is the right-of-way at 118 Avalon Parade, which is beside the KU Avalon Kindergarten.
Seasons Change Could Signal More Meningococcal
Discover the enjoyment of sailing on Pittwater with Avalon Sailing Club
Wildlife Rescue Help Needed: Northern beaches
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2019
Promoting social inclusion through the companion card program
Pets of the Week
Artists Encouraged To Join Northern Beaches Public Art Artist Panel
By Northern Beaches Council
Northern Beaches Council has a unique opportunity for qualified and experienced artists as well as arts project teams to join the new Northern Beaches Public Art – Artist Panel.
Panel artists will have the chance to develop integrated artworks for sites along the 36km Northern Beaches Coast Walk from Manly to Palm Beach as well as other potential public art projects on the peninsula.
Once completed, the Northern Beaches Coast Walk will be a signature experience of Sydney’s stunning coastline. It will feature dramatic headlands, bushland, rock platforms, wetlands, lagoons, beaches and ocean views, further emphasised by the area’s unique identity, character and history.
Northern Beaches Council Mayor Michael Regan has called on emerging and established artists to support the high profile art project.
“Everyone at Council is very proud about what the Coast Walk will bring to area once completed.
“I’m also excited that the art works will be of such high quality and have the potential to really inspire our community.
“We have an opportunity to develop the most extraordinary art and environmental experience for locals and visitors to embrace and enjoy. “To be a part of a permanent gallery along our extraordinary coastline will be a real achievement for artists who are successful in gaining a commission.”
A total of 20 sites have been selected for major integrated artworks that are to be both high quality and deeply respectful of the coastal landscape in which they are placed.
Additionally, due to the multi-layered, multi-use, harsh weather and corrosive nature of the coastal environment, artworks must be made of robust, durable sustainable materials and include approved protective coatings that require minimal maintenance.
Artists will need to submit an application outlining their artistic approach, credentials and qualifications, their ability to undertake the work, a record of their previous completed public artworks, fee proposals and references.
Aboriginal artists and artists from the Northern Beaches are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Artist Panel Tender closes on Thursday 25 July 2019, 2pm (AEST).
For additional information about the Northern Beaches Coast Walk Project, please refer to the following https://yoursay.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/publicarttrail;
Northern Beaches Council reserves the right to adjust the selection process and artist selection as required for the delivery of the project and/or changing program requirements.
Interested parties are required to register via Northern Beaches Councils E-Tendering portal: https://www.tenderlink.com/northernbeaches/
PLEASE NOTE: Council will disqualify any Tenderer that:
- engages in unethical, corrupt or inappropriate conduct;
- approaches Councillors or Council officers in relation to this RFT in a manner not consistent with the RFT; or
- displays intimidating behaviour.
Pittwater Community Groups:
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
Scotland Island Kindy Mural Unveiled
Cane toad Found on the central coast
Have Your Say On Our Hospital
By the Save Mona Vale Hospital Committee
The NSW Parliament is holding an inquiry into the Northern Beaches Hospital following the closure of acute services at Mona Vale Hospital and ongoing reports of medical and staff problems at the new hospital.
Save Mona Vale Hospital believes the committee conducting the Parliamentary Inquiry needs to be made aware of the huge local concern over our loss of acute services at Mona Vale Hospital in addition to the ongoing problems at Northern Beaches Hospital.
The Save Mona Vale Hospital Committee will provide a submission to the Parliamentary inquiry but we need you also to make submissions. It is essential that the Parliamentary Committee receives submissions from as many individuals and groups as possible.
Please take some time to make a submission. Talk with family and friends about their experiences. Encourage them to also send submissions.
This is your chance to have your say about how the loss of services from Mona Vale Hospital has affected you and your family, your experiences at the new hospital and what sort of hospital services you would like into the future.
Submissions can be as brief or long as you like – a page is plenty if you can say what you want in that space.
If you are concerned about confidentiality, please contact Save Mona Vale Hospital (see contact number below) and we can include your comments in our submission without identifying you.
A few aspects you could focus on include:
On Mona Vale Hospital:
- Access – distance, time and hazards
- Loss of services
- Need for local emergency and other acute services
On Northern Beaches Hospital
- Personal experiences at the hospital
- Availability of services – and public versus private issues
You can make a submission by:
- uploading it the committee's website: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2524#tab-submissions
- emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- writing to: The Director, Portfolio Committee No 2 – Health, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
Terms of Reference of the Inquiry into the Operation and Management of the Northern Beaches Hospital can be seen at:
Please note: We suggest you prepare or keep a copy of your submission in Microsoft Word or similar software because we’ve had reports last week of residents experiencing problems with the inquiry submission site and losing their text.
For more information call:
Legislative Council Portfolio Committee 2 – Health 9230 3586
Save Mona Vale Hospital 0411 517 035
NSW Pool Rescue Interstate Team Named
Avalon Market day 2019
Locals pick Local projects to Receive NSW Government funding
Now is the time for Northern Beaches residents to consider which projects will provide the most benefit to their local area and choose what they would like funded as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project grant program.
Member for Manly James Griffin said voting in the four Northern Beaches electorates opened on Monday 15 July 2019, giving local residents the green light to cast an online vote for between three and five of 23 nominated projects for Manly or 22 nominated projects for Pittwater or the 9 nominated projects for Wakehurst.
“This is an innovative and exciting program that is putting decision making back in the hands of community members to weigh in on their top picks for projects in the region,” Mr Griffin said.
“It’s very easy to vote, all you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account, which also provides quick access to a wide range of NSW Government services, such as the CTP Green Slip refund for eligible policyholders.
“You can also head down to our local Service NSW centre at 114 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale, or at Warriewood Square, where friendly staff can help residents cast their vote.”
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said My Community Project is a fantastic opportunity for residents to have a direct say about which projects should be delivered in their local community.
“My Community Project is a great example of real grassroots democracy in action, it asked people to think about things their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality,” Mr Perrottet said.
“The great news is that from Monday July 15th 2019, residents in all electorates across the State will get their chance to vote for their favourite projects in each electorate.”
Residents can view eligible projects in their electorates and vote online at mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au or by visiting their Service NSW centre.
(NB: When voting online add in ''Pittwater, Manly etc.'' under 'select your electorate' to show the projects seeking votes).
Voting concludes on 15 August 2019 with successful projects to be announced from September 2019.
A total of $24.4 million is available for eligible projects, with between $20,000 and $200,000 available for each project.
For further information about My Community Project and program guidelines, go to www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject
My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.
Local Projects Nominating For Votes - Via Search Function Listed For 'Pittwater, Manly and Wakehurst':
Descriptions are listed HERE (in Pittwater Online) along with links to NSW.Gov.au pages to vote
Get Lost Mr Scary! - Anxiety programs for young people - Accessible anxiety programs for young people, helping them learn to better manage their worries, promoting resiliency and mental well-being.
Location: Narrabeen, Project sponsor: The Cottage Counselling Centre, Amount $20,000
CPR friendly and AED ready – saving lives in our community - Changing lives forever by creating a CPR friendly and defibrillator ready community - starting in our own backyard.
Location: Avalon Beach, Project sponsor: Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Inc, Amount: $88,925
The Good Human Factory - building mental resilience - Cooper Chapman will connect and empower young people of the Northern Beaches to build mental resilience and inspire positive change.
Location: North Narrabeen, Project sponsor: Lifeline Northern Beaches, Amount: $65,000
Improvement of Dog Park - Improvement of a dog park with implementation of equipment for exercises and fun for dogs.
Location: North Narrabeen, Project sponsor: Northern Beaches Council, Amount: $50,000
Avalon Public School's Outdoor Learning Garden - The revitalisation of an existing vegetable garden area and expanding it to become an active, healthy, outdoor, community learning space.
Location: Avalon Beach, Project sponsor: Avalon Public School, Amount: $29,930
Newport Christmas Carnival - A Christmas carnival for all ages with games, challenges, rides, coffee garden, free sausage sizzle, local school bands and more.
Location: Newport, Project sponsor: Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney parish of Newport, Amount: $20,500
Support for Pittwater People living with Parkinson's - A project to achieve a higher quality of life for Pittwater people living with Parkinson’s and inform the Pittwater community.
Location: Narrabeen, Project sponsor: Parkinsons NSW, Amount: $30,087
Mona Vale Golf Club - Course Flood Mitigation Project - Significantly improve management of polluting floodwaters inundating the course, by re-engineering the control gates, channelling outflows to Mona Vale beach.
Location: Mona Vale, Project sponsor: Mona Vale Golf Club Ltd., Amount: $34,200
Our Northern Beaches - Bringing Our Community Together - A photographic exhibition celebrating our community's coastal environment and promoting sustainability and protection of our local natural wonders. Entry will be free, inspiring a community which is environmentally aware and responsible. A hardback book of the exhibition will be given to share the message with friends and family to make a difference to the lives of future generations.
Location: Warriewood, Project sponsor: Australian Nature Association Inc., Amount: $35,757
OneSpace Collective–dream big, we’ll help you make it happen - This is your space to build and foster a stronger community. One Space to gather together, connect, dream and create. This project will offer to our community a gathering space and twenty-one free workshops to build resilience, healthy lifestyle, educate, connect and nurture self-expression. Events such as yoga and mindfulness classes, movie nights, art workshops, cultural food nights, clothes swaps, etc. will be held free of charge for young people and adults. The emphasis of the events will be on self-empowerment and educating for a kinder, healthier society and planet.
Location: Mona Vale, Project sponsor: Share the Spark, Amount: $27,360
The Sun - Delivering a more liveable Mona Vale - Installation of solar panels so that more money is redirected back into community programs, instead of paying power bills.
Location: Mona Vale, Project sponsor: Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney Mona Vale parish, Amount: $37,724
Spend Less Time In Traffic & More Time With Family - To reduce traffic and bring business back to the Northern beaches by allowing commuters to work closer to home. By subsidising the cost of a Coworking space it allows for more Northern Beaches residents to ditch the drive and work closer to home.
Location: Mona Vale, Project sponsor: Mona Vale Chamber of Commerce, Amount: $200,000
Community Pantry Kitchen Serving the vulnerable in Community - Install functional kitchen to serve the community who are less fortunate than ourselves and enhance the facilities for Narrabeen Sharks.
Location: North Narrabeen, Project sponsor: Narrabeen Junior Rugby League Football Club, Amount: $50,000
New rescue vessel for Marine Rescue Broken Bay - A new, world-class rescue boat to enable Marine Rescue Broken Bay to save lives on the water.
Location: Bayview, Project sponsor: Marine Rescue Broken Bay, Amount: $200,000
Disabled Toilet and Relocated Stairway - Building a new disabled toilet and relocating a stairway which will meet fire safety standards and be Ambulant compliant.
Location: Clareville, Project sponsor: Avalon Sailing Club Ltd, Amount: $48,956
NBISC Seating & Ventilation Upgrade - The project adds 30% to grandstand seating and installs a large overhead ventilation fan over 2 courts.
Location: North Narrabeen, Project sponsor: Manly Warringah Basketball Association, Amount: $34,000
SMART Digital Community Care - An Innovative, intergenerational project using SMART technology improving accessibility and opportunities for students to take careers in the aged/disability sector. Young and old alike will benefit from the interaction of learning together. High school students will volunteer to share their knowledge of SMART technology with seniors in the local community and in turn learn about successful and satisfying career paths in a sector in need of more qualified workers. Advantages include: being multi-generational, mobile and self-sustainable.
Location: North Narrabeen, Project sponsor: MWP Community Aid, Amount: $194,000
Let's light up BMX! - A project to install adequate floodlights at the Manly Warringah BMX facility ensuring greater safety and accessibility for riders.
Location: Terrey Hills, Project sponsor: Northern Beaches Council, Amount: $200,000
Seal the Deal! Let's weather-proof the BMX Track. - Re-surfacing of the much-loved Terrey Hills BMX Track to make it usable by all community riders, rain, hail or shine.
Location: Terrey Hills, Project sponsor: Northern Beaches Council, Amount: $95,000
Avalon Bilgola Amateur Swimming Club AGM
Works completed to reduce rock-fall risk in Narrabeen
Sydney Wildlife Rescue and Care Course August 2019
Footpath extension links Clareville residents with Avalon
Barrenjoey Seal Colony Growing
Pittwater Waterway Strategy adopted
- Economics of the waterway
- Natural environment
- Natural reserves and recreation
- Development of the waterway
- Activating the waterway
- Waterway regulation
Avalon Craft Cottage at warriewood
Be a part of Manly Jazz
Avalon Beach Netball Courts Public Hearing and Feedback Opens
- Do you want to lose all that Green Space to hard surface courts that will increase heat in this space during Summer?
- Where will the families of small and young children who hold safe birthday parties in this soft green field adjacent to the skate park hold them now?
- The concept plan does not provide for change rooms - are they needed?
- four hardcourt netball courts with a green surface
- a half-court basketball court
- a bridge across Careel Creek to connect the two sets of courts and
- lighting to Australian Standards.
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
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