February 26 - March 4, 2017: Issue 302
Articles This Week
Community Concerns Over Future Of Mona Vale Hospital Grow Apace With Frenchs Forest Developments: Parkway Concerns - Two videos put together by John Illingsworth and Phil Walker
Aquatics: Grommets Shine As The 2017 Australian Open Of Surfing Kicks Off At Manly by Surfing NSW
Demise Of Democracy by Selena Griffith
Pictures: Summer 2017 in Pittwater: Videos and Stories and Pictures of the Season
Collector's Corner: Dicken's The Old Curiosity Shop bought at The Old Curiosity Shop
Food: Autumn's Feast of Fresh Produce Brings What's Best for Your Body's Health
Around The Bends Newport To Avalon Ocean Swim Challenge - March 19, 2017: don't miss out on being part of History, join the Inaugural First Swim
ROD MILGATE: Tribute Exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum - with studios at Bilgola, Newport and Avalon, this award winning Artist's works reflect being inspired by his locale - Plus what's coming up at MAG&M: Express Yourself 2017; the Child Artist Response Project; Bernd Heinrich; Gabriella Hirst; SharingStories Foundation - Liz Thompson’s photographs from her A Song for Country series as part of the 2017 Head On Photo and Guringai Festival; and Instrumental: Chuck Bradley
Profile: CONVICTS NYC: Avalon GROMS - Founded by Australians living in the USA, Convicts is a global brand with an Australian spirit. This week they published a great Profile called ‘Avalon GROMS’ put together by former Avalon local Peter Maiden, a founder of Convicts, and one of those ‘Aussies now living in New York’. They’re allowing us to share it with you so you can get a taste of how good something can be when it’s done right – this is dynamic, fresh and unabashed celebrations of this next generation of artists in all walks of life who are clearly right here right now, using the platforms that back up that credo through text, images and high quality video.
History: A Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art Pt. I – of Places, Peoples and the development of Australian Art and Artists; first the Pittwater Estuary
Artist of the Month: February 2017 : Meredith Rasdall B (Ed) Art is an artist living on Scotland Island on Sydney's Northern Beaches. She has been exhibiting for over 25 years and her work is included in both local and overseas collections.
Successful Day For Champion Lifesavers
Ausgrid and Local RFS Working in Pittwater after recent storms
Avalon Beach RSL Sub Branch AGM
Have your say on the proposed Mona Vale Road West upgrade
- Widening Mona Vale Road between McCarrs Creek Road and Powder Works Road from two lanes to four lanes with a central concrete safety barrier
- Providing a new traffic signal intersection at Kimbriki Road and Mona Vale Road, including additional dedicated turning lanes and a truck climbing lane
- Relocating the intersection of Mona Vale Road and Tumburra Street to the west by about 40 metres and changing access to left turn in and left turn out only
- Closing the existing intersection at Mona Vale Road and Addison Road to general traffic and restricting access to emergency vehicles only
- Constructing a new local road connection between Bungendore Street and Powder Works Road, using the existing Harvey Road corridor, and extending the new local road east of Addison Road to meet the intersection of Mona Vale Road and Powder Works Road
- Removing bus stops near the intersection of Tumburra Street and re-directing bus services along the new local road connection and Tumburra Street to serve existing and future land uses
- Providing new and improved fauna connections including a 40 metre wide fauna bridge over Mona Vale Road and two fauna underpasses
- Constructing a shared use path on the northern side of Mona Vale Road
- Relocating the access road to the National Baha’i Centre by about 120 metres west along the new road
- Upgrading street lighting for the full length of the project
- Constructing retaining walls and/or sandstone cuttings at various locations along the alignment
- Landscaping over the length of the proposal.
Surfboard record attempt
Pittwater Ocean Swims winner for 2016-17 swims
Friends Of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 20/2/2017
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Dee Why Development to go Ahead
Aussie Heroes Founder To Speak At Rotary
Cliff Side Fun Run
Win a Harley – Support local Surf Life Saving Clubs
Donations of Surfboards Needed
Petition: Keep Maternity Services in Mona Vale!
The 2017 Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) is offering grants of up to $10,000
EOI for Carers Day
More Than $2.6 Million For Local Heritage
Little Wings - a great story and we need your support
EXPRESS YOURSELF 2017HSC Visual Arts from Sydney’s Northern Beaches
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 3 Mar – 2 Apr 2017
Express Yourself is a vibrant and dynamic annual exhibition, this year showcasing the talent and creativity of the 2016 crop of HSC Visual Arts students from Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The exhibition kicks off at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum on Friday 3 March at 6pm and will be opened by Tristan Sharp, Director Programs & Engagement, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.
Express Yourself celebrates the work of over 40 emerging young artists from 18 secondary schools in the region and includes multi-media, digital, sculpture, graphics and drawing. The outstanding technical and artistic calibre of the works in Express Yourself reflect the artistic strength of the students in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region, and the high quality of teaching and learning in Visual Arts at the HSC level.
Displayed alongside the artworks are statements written by the students expanding on the inspirations and influences that informed their works and their journeys through this unique and demanding creative process.
The winners of the 2017 Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society Youth Art Award and Theo Batten Bequest Youth Art Award will be announced on the opening night. These two awards are granted annually to students featured in the exhibition. Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society presents a $3000 award and the Theo Batten Youth Art Award of $5000 is awarded to a student who is continuing tertiary studies in the arts.
Fri 3 Mar, 5 - 6pm
Fri 3 Mar, 6 - 8pm
ART TALK + WALK
Sat 11 Mar 2017, 2 - 3pm
Express Yourself artists walk through the exhibition and discuss their works with the curators.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum is on West Esplanade Reserve (close to Manly Ferry Wharf). The Gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. Free Entry
For information, telephone 9976 1421 or email email@example.com
This Exhibition is part of Art Month Sydney.
Charity Golf Day 2017
- Sign at the hole and on our sponsor board during lunch acknowledging your support
- Four registrations for golf and lunch
- Gift bags and post-match drinks for your players
- 18 holes golf (Ambrose format)
- Morning tea
- Snack/drinks cart
- Gift bag
- Two course lunch
Board Collector Surf Swap
- STAB Magazine Filmlyfe Film festival
- Films and Q&A with surfing and shaping legends
- "Show and Shine" 100 Vintage surfboards display
- Pre-1990 surfboards for sale and swap.
- Warung of Knowledge
- Free Vintage appraisals
- "The best of the cutting edge", new surfboards and contemporary shapers
- Photography, art, clothing and accessories stalls
- Micro brewery beers and gourmet food stalls
NSW Recreational Fishing Trust Grants open
Pet of the Week
Avalon Boomerang Bags 2017
Clean Up Australia Day 2017
SUNDAY 5 MARCH
Indian Myna action group
International Women's Day 2017 Breakfast at RPAYC
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
WIND, BRASS AND PERCUSSION PLAYERS!!!!!
Friends of Bungan Beach Restoration
Bungan Beach's superb backdrop of bushland is being cared for by donations from the Pittwater Environmental Foundation (PEF) and the determination and hard work of local people who love this wonderful place. Volunteers and contractors remove weeds and plant native plants where natural regeneration is unlikely because of dense weeds for many years.
Can you lend a hand to Friends of Bungan? go to http://www.friendsofbungan.org.au/about-us/
New Season for Sailability Pittwater
Sailability Pittwater is a volunteer organisation which provides sailing for people with a disability. Our main recreational sailing activities are at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, and we run competitive sailing for people with a disability out of RPAYC Newport.
We are currently looking for new volunteers for our Saturday morning program at Rowland Reserve and Tuesdays at RPA. Visit our website for more information at www.sailability.org/au/pittwater or call John on 9982 5656
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
Shelagh Champion OAM
Join the fight against foxes
Sea Eagles 2017 Season LaunchThe Manly Warringah Sea Eagles held their 2017 Season launch this week, paying tribute to life members Steve Matai and Brett Stewart. They were also part of the NRL National Season Launch in Martin Place. Their first game will be played at Brookvale Sunday March 5th against Parramatta Eels.
Manly Junior Rep. Teams Round 3
Manly win 32-4 in SG Ball
Manly crush Western Sydney in Harold Matthews
AFMA’s New School Of Fish
Jude Rose - Alchemy Exhibition at Rust
Development Application (DA) Service Integration
Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (ePlanning) Regulation 2017
- standardising the documents required to lodge applications for development
- replacing written consent with legally enforced declarations by applicants that they have permission from land owners to submit a development application
- introducing new requirements for making and exhibiting Development Control Plans and Contribution Plans (financial contributions from developers towards infrastructure costs).
NSW Wins 2017 Surf Boat Interstates
2017 ASRL Open Results
Newport Breakers 2017 Player Registration
Donations Of Bodyboards Needed
VANUATU SOCCER GIG
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017
Greater Sydney Commission District Dialogues
Draft Education and Child Care SEPP
Sydney Wildlife: February 2017 - Rescue, Rehabilitate And ReleaseSydney Wildlife's charter is to rescue, rehabilitate and release any injured, sick or orphaned native wildlife. The rescue part forms only 10% of the process; the rehabilitation part can be long and arduous depending on the injury sustained or the age of the orphan; the release part should be the best part of the process but it can actually present the most challenges:
1. In hand-raised orphans, we can't release them until they are 'dehumanised'.
Raising orphaned joeys (such as wallabies, kangaroos, wombats and possums) means that we provide them with nourishment, protection, warmth and love - everything their mothers would offer. This is Phase 1 of their rehab. Unfortunately in Phase 1, they become humanised and reliant on us. This is why Phase 2 is important: the 'dehumanisation' process. The hand-raised joeys are taken up to our Sydney Wildlife Pre-Release Facility to become ready for the wild. They are only in contact with humans once a day and here they learn to deal with all types of weather, parasites and finding food - all in a controlled environment, without predators. Our wonderful facility manager, Joan Reid, has hand-raised countless joeys and she knows the importance of Phase 2 for the joeys to have a seamless assimilation into the wild.
2. Releasing baby birds that have 'fallen from the nest'
Humans often 'kidnap' fledgling birds that are learning to fly. They mistake the process of learning to fly for falling and snatch up the babies with the parent birds watching on in horror as their fledging bubs get whisked off to the nearest vet. Sydney Wildlife is then called to care for the chicks but we often bring them back to the 'scene of the crime' to reunite the babies with their parents so that their flight lessons can continue.
3. Capture and release of snakes in unwanted locations
We regularly get called to relocate snakes that pop up in backyards, on construction sites, in offices or inside homes. We have no problem removing them from dangerous situations but it's often tricky to know how far to take them or where a safer place would be. Each species of snake has a different-sized home range and it's important not to take them out of it. Releasing snakes at the correct time of day is also essential. If the snake is nocturnal, it must be released at night.
4. Finding suitable habitat for release
Sometimes our rescuers hand-raise orphaned bats or invest countless hours rehabilitating venomous snakes - but these species and many others are deemed a 'nuisance' or 'undesirable'.
Bats often have their habitats chopped down to discourage them from roosting. Finding suitable habitat to release hand-raised pups is becoming impossible. One also needs to consider adequate food sources when releasing wildlife.
Sydney Wildlife do not discriminate. We love all our wildlife. We treat them all as priceless treasures and we adhere to our charter for all species: rescue, rehabilitate and release.
Sydney Wildlife: www.sydneywildlife.org.au Phone: 9413 4300
By Lynleigh Greig
Planning reforms to boost housing supply
Greater Sydney Commission: North DistrictHave your say on the draft District Plans!
60th Anniversary Of Club Palm Beach
Club Palm Beach is going to celebrate the 1957 opening, its 60th anniversary and we would like to get as many people from the past and present as possible to join us in a reunion here at the Club. This includes old friends, relatives, neighbours, local sports clubs, sailing mates, students from local schools, campers from the old camping ground near the Golf course, EVERYONE!
Leading up to the reunion we want to hear your old stories & share your photos from the good old days. Stories from the camping grounds, for example some families lived at the camping grounds while their family homes were built. John Oliver was one, he says the camping ground was a community in itself. Other campers such as the Trainor family loved the camping community so much they moved permanently to Palm Beach.
Camping at Palm Beach - photo courtesy National Library of Australia
Palm Beach RSL started off as a shed, it was originally built in Lucinda Park, Nabilla Rd Palm Beach. The shed, built from weather board by Dick Martin, Jack Martin and Fred Verrills, was then moved to Barrenjoey Rd, the current Club site, sitting approximately where the bistro dinner room is now. The land purchased in Barrenjoey Rd was instigated by Carl Gow. The little Club traded there from the very early 50's until the current Club opened in December 1957. The original shed was removed by Peter Verrills and Bill Martin then transported by Bill's semi-trailer to Wisemans Ferry and there it was used as a cabin for the Verrills family & friends for their water skiing holidays. In the early days the Cub (shed)l opened daily at 4pm and operated on an honour system, any purchases were fixed up on pay day.
The Club as it is today was built by R. Martin & Sons. It was opened on the 14th December 1957. The president at the time of the opening was Alf Curtis and the secretary was Ron Vance. Some of the early committee members were Harold Richardson, Ken Wardrop, Fred Verrills, Jack Martin, Bill McTaggart, Ron Vance, Jack Henman, Brian Oxenham and Chic Whitchard. Some old local family names were the Gonsalves, Martins, and Goddards. There was a big variety of local businesses including the chemist, butcher, bakers, doctors and the fruit and veg shop.
Apparently there were two garages as well. To Peter Verrills' recollection, the Palm Beach bottle shop is the only shop still operating as it was when opened. The original owners were the Goddard's.
Lola was their daughter who married Jack Martin.
We would love to hear all the history on the ferry service, fishing charter boats, builder's ship wrights etc... before it is all lost.
Please start posting any stories, pictures or memories to our Facebook page - Club Palm Beach. Save the date and come down and join us and tell us a bit about it. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
This is a great time to catch up with that old Palm Beach friend of yours - you always say you will but never seem to get the chance.
For further information or to confirm the meeting details for below groups, please contact Council's Bushcare Officer on 9970 1367
Where we work Which day What time
Angophora Reserve 3rd Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Avalon Dunes 1st Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Avalon Golf Course 2nd Wednesday 3 - 5:30pm
Careel Creek 4th Saturday 8:30 - 11:30am
Toongari Reserve 3rd Saturday 9 - 12noon (8 - 11am in summer)
Bangalley Headland 2nd Sunday 9 to 12noon
Winnererremy Bay 4th Sunday 9 to 12noon
North Bilgola Beach 3rd Monday 9 - 12noon
Algona Reserve 1st Saturday 9 - 12noon
Plateau Park 1st Friday 8:30 - 11:30am
Browns Bay Reserve 1st Tuesday 9 - 12noon
McCarrs Creek Reserve Contact Bushcare Officer To be confirmed
Old Wharf Reserve 3rd Saturday 8 - 11am
Kundibah Reserve 4th Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Mona Vale Beach Basin 1st Saturday 8 - 11am
Mona Vale Dunes 2nd Saturday+3rd Thursday 8:30 - 11:30am
Bungan Beach 4th Sunday 9 - 12noon
Crescent Reserve 3rd Sunday 9 - 12noon
North Newport Beach 4th Saturday 8:30 - 11:30am
Porter Reserve 2nd Saturday 8 - 11am
Irrawong Reserve 3rd Saturday 2 - 5pm
North Palm Beach Dunes 3rd Saturday 9 - 12noon
Catherine Park 2nd Sunday 10 - 12:30pm
Elizabeth Park 1st Saturday 9 - 12 noon
Pathilda Reserve 3rd Saturday 9 - 12 noon
Warriewood Wetlands 1st Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Norma Park 1st Friday 9 - 12noon
Coopers Point, Elvina Bay 2nd Sunday 10 - 1pm
Rocky Point, Elvina Bay 1st Monday 9 - 12noon