March 19 - 25, 2017: Issue 305
Articles This Week
Pictures: Barrenjoey High Students And Community Break Longest Line Of Surfboards World Record: Raise Big Funds For DSA
Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada
Around The Bends Newport To Avalon Ocean Swim Challenge: POSTPONED until Sunday April 9, 2017 don't miss out on being part of History, join the Inaugural First Swim
Aquatics: Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrates 85th Birthday: A Few Pittwater Connections - That bridge across the harbour turns 85 today, Sunday March 19th. The National Film and Sound Archive has launched an Online Exhibition and we've compiled a few insights too.
Reflections by George Repin: STRASBOURG
Profile: Bayview - Church Point Residents Association The BCPRA AGM is on Tuesday March 21st, 7.00 p.m. for 7.30, At BYRA - 1842 Pittwater Rd, Bayview - find out a little more about this local voice for residents, established in 1907, and still going strong
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
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
Artist of the Month: March 2017 : Jude Rose - Linocut Printmaker, Painter, works that can be added to the home as cushions, lampshades and currently exhibiting at Rust, Avalon Beach, this Teacher of Art began decades of works inspired by nature and a passion for Argentine Tango when born at Darwin.
Around the Bends Swim Challenge Postponed
Family Outdoor Movie Night Rained Off
Community Strategic Plan - Shape 2028
By-Elections Saturday 8 April: Manly, North Shore, Gosford
Beaches Link plans revealed
- started to contact 71 property owners who may be directly impacted by the route
- committed $77 million to undertake geotechnical work along the route
- started a market-sounding process involving the private sector to look into funding and delivery options
- started community information sessions.
Barefoot Bowling Social Event
Lifeline Northern Beaches Classic
Volunteer drivers needed to help our elders get out and about
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
Coalition tackles local GP shortage head on
- Collaborate with GP Synergy, the regional training organisation responsible for the placement of AGPT registrars in the area, to develop strategies to increase GP registrar numbers and assess the number of GPs able to provide supervision and mentorship to medical students with consideration to the retirement age of GPs in the area.
- Evaluate and support GP succession planning, and
- Circulate information to the broader Central Coast and PHN regions to raise awareness and potential relocation of doctors from more densely populated GP regions.
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
More Than $2.6 Million For Local Heritage
Draft Education and Child Care SEPP
Pets of the Week
Avalon Boomerang Bags 2017
Indian Myna action group
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!!!!!
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
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/
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
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
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 15/3/2017
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Includes West Pittwater Community Association AGM
Bayview-Church Point Residents Association AGM
Newport Residents Association March 2017 Meeting
Community Safety Matters Barrenjoey Road between Beaconsfield St & Bardo Rd
- Should there be timed lights at the corner of Queens Parade for school children during school hours?
- Adequacy of footpath for parents with prams and children at the Beaconsfield St lights intersection
- Should there be a ‘U’ turn prohibition at the Queens Parade intersection?
- Should there be a turning bay at the Gladston Street intersection for cars turning South (up the hill) onto Barrenjoey Rd?
- Should there be clever planting of low shrubs on the Barrenjoey Rd median strip?
Avalon Boomerang Bags
Palm Beach & Whale Beach Association Inc. 2017 AGM
Government Foul Play over Election Writs Stopping Independents Raising Campiagn Funds
Cliff Side Fun Run
B-Line Community notification: Mona Vale Service investigations
NBN – Older Apple Macs
Call To Local Councils As Floodplain Management Grants Open For Applications
Building the readiness of the non-government sector for the NDIS – NSW Audit Office report released
- Work with the Australian Government, NDIA and other NSW Government agencies to identify gaps and develop the capacity of specialist clinical services, focusing on regional and rural areas.
- Continue to implement projects to increase the number of organisations that can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
- Target remaining capability building assistance to less prepared providers, including via one-to-one support and mentoring in identified areas of weakness.
- Continue working with the Australian Government and the NDIA to ensure lessons from sector capability programs are shared.
2017 NSW Training Awards Nominations
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award
- Apprentice of the Year Award
- School-based Apprentice of the Year Award
- Trainee of the Year Award
- VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award
- VET in Schools Student of the Year Award
- Vocational Student of the Year Award
Boating Anthology Seeks Contributors
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017
Development Application (DA) Service Integration
$4m To Put Students’ STEM Learning Into Action
VANUATU SOCCER GIG
Sydney Wildlife: March 2017 Flames And Fear - A Hands-On Account Of The Carwoola Fires
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.