November 19 - 25, 2017: Issue 338
Articles This Week
Front Page Issue 338: Lots!
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
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!
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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Residents Want 'Welcome to Pittwater' Sign Returned
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: Proposed Lease of lands Prep. Works
Proposed Lease Of Land To Roads And Maritime Services (RMS) - Mona Vale Road
Avner Foundation's Pancreatic cancer 'network of excellence' meets for first time at UNSW
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.
Bus changes and Timetables
- 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
Ingleside Precinct Planning Update
- 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:
- Proposed changes to land use zones and associated controls for Ingleside;
- 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;
- A Development Control Plan, addressing urban design controls for streetscapes, active travel, other public spaces and controls regarding the built form;
- A Special Infrastructure Contributions determination (section 94EE), funding biodiversity offsets, major infrastructure and potentially affordable housing;
- A Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan (Section 94), funding local infrastructure which will be maintained by Northern Beaches Council.
Rotary Carols in the Park - Mona Vale
Terrey Hills Public Meeting on SCC Senior Housing Developments
Ingleside RFS Puts a Damper on Kimbriki Fire
Full Stockings for Soldiers
Pet of the Week
North Head Sanctuary Foundation November Talk
2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Board Meeting In Public
Nominations Open for 2018 Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017
B-Line Mona Vale Update October 2017
GSC: Draft North District Plan
Petition: Save Ingleside from Over-Development
Red Cross shop Newport
Course for a Cause at Avalon
Pittwater Community Groups:
Help the Island Kindy Get a Playground
Larger Signs or Ranger Patrols Needed at Church Point
CABRA AGM 2017
Infrastructure Grants Now Open
Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 Passes
Major overhaul for NSW planning system
- 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.
2018 George Bass Marathon
Avalon Craft Cottage
Youth Hub in Pittwater
Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski MP, Updates
B-Line Newport Consult Closes December 1st
2017 SNB Interbranch Team
Green light for draft consolidated Central Coast Local Environmental Plan
New app puts city planning in young people’s hands
Kialoa II Crew Growing Mo’s For The Bro’sNovember 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.
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.
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.
23-27 Warriewood Rd, Warriewood: DA Number: N0460/17
Sydney Wildlife Critter of the Month: The Long Hop To FreedomIt 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.
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.
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.
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.
By Lynleigh Grieg
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
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