August 2 - 8, 2020: Issue 460
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Vote For Success Of NBC A Betrayal Of Pittwater - from Protect Pittwater Association
Soibada Project Update - Read about progress on the training centre! by Tamara Sloper Harding OAM
Avalon Beach SLSC's 95th AGM by Roger Sayers
2020 NSW Surfmasters State Titles by Surfing NSW
Pictures Newport Rugby's First Home Game for the Season - The Broken Breakers Rise to creating Community with other Teams; a chat with current President Jake Osborne and some great photos by Matt Wellings
Park Bench Philosopher Unwelcome Sea Change: New Research Finds Coastal Flooding May Cost Up To 20% Of Global Economy By 2100
Reflections by George Repin: DELPHI
Artists of the Month August 2020: Cantiamo - Singing Together While Apart
There have been quite a few videos that have been published in recent months within Australia and around the world of people joining together to provide songs and concerts to cheer the spirits of those in isolation or in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, one of the first instances of rallying community spirit was the images and voices of Italian people beamed around the world as they would gather on their balconies to fill suddenly silent and empty streets with their voices. Even in Australia professional entertainers have joined to create music together.
Locally we have an excellent a capella group Cantiamo who have also decided to keep on keeping on.
The current leader of the Cantiamo group is Richard Griffiths who explained the current group started in 2005 after a similar choir finished with some of the founding members forming this one – Cantiamo.
They perform concerts at retirement villages and nursing homes and have, in the past, been able to use St. David’s church at Dee Why and return that favour by providing a concert for the church. However, under current circumstances, and while New South Wales was in lockdown, those meetings were suspended.
''Thus the ‘’Singing Together While Apart" video process was commenced as we wanted to keep singing together but to stay safe while doing so.’’
‘'Our membership has an average age of 75, some are younger, some are older – and we currently have 11 members.’' Richard said this week.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter: August 1, 2020
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Honouring Our World War Two Veterans
Palm Beach Sailing Club 2020/21 Committee
Scotland Island and Western Shores NBN Update
Scheduled roadwork: Palm Beach
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: Out of hours work to August 7, 2020
- Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July
- Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 August
- using a vacuum truck, road saw and an excavator to trench and install utilities under the Mona Vale Road, Samuel Street and Ponderosa Parade roundabout and about 40 metres up Samuel Street
- ongoing road maintenance.
- removing rock from the top of the existing rock cuttings on Mona Vale Road near the eastern end of Lane Cove Road and near the end of Laurel Road
- installing screens and concrete barriers on Mona Vale Road near the eastern end of Lane Cove Road
- removing soil from our work area near Walana Crescent and Wallaby Circuit
- installing four new power poles, three near the eastern end of Lane Cove Road and one near our main site compound (30 Walana Crescent)
- ongoing road maintenance.
Northern Beaches Art Prize 2020 winners announced
- Elli Walsh: Deputy Editor of Artist Profile magazine and Curator at 3.33 Art Projects
- Sarah Robson: Cross-Disciplinary Artist
- Ken Done: Artist
Zonta Club of Northern Beaches News
Have Your Say on New pedestrian safety fencing at Avalon Beach
Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 Cancelled
House fire: Frenchs Forest
Pets of the Week
AGE/SEX: 12 months / F
BREED: American Staffy X
Amber is an active affectionate girl who loves people and is great with kids. Out walking she does pull on lead a little as puppies do. She ignores cars but lunges at passing dogs. She likes to jog and really enjoys pats and cuddles. Walkers say "Amber was delightful. Had some moments of walking on loose lead", "Does pull towards passing dogs as she is still young and puppy like in nature." She has a smooth coat and weighs 21.9kg. She comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email email@example.com.
Athena is a sweet girl who loves to play but also happy to relax at home alone. She came from the pound with allergy issues which are being managed with medication and special diet. She has been used to living in a busy vet clinic around other cats and dogs but is best suited to a calm household where she can unwind and relax. She has a short coat and weighs a tiny 2.9kg. She comes desexed, wormed, F3 vaccinated, FIV/FeLV tested and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $220. If you are interested in meeting her, call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email cats@DoggieRescue.com. She is located on the Northern Beaches.
Sydney Water: Planned work around Palomar Pde, Freshwater
Additional COVID-19 restrictions in place for NSW
- compliance measures introduced to pubs will be extended to restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs. This includes:
1. limiting group bookings to a maximum of 10 people3. provide digital records of customer visits within 24 hours.
- weddings and corporate events will be limited to 150 people and subject to the four square metre rule. Registration of all venues must be a COVID-Safe business. Higher risk activities including choirs and dancing will not be allowed
- funerals and places of worship will be limited to 100 people and subject to the four square metre rule. All venues must have a COVID-Safe business registration.
- 20 guests are allowed inside a home
- 20 guests are allowed to gather in a public place.
Fox Baiting Notice
- Garigal National Park
- Lane Cove National Park (baits only, no ejectors are used in Lane Cove National Park)
- Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
- Sydney Harbour National Park – North Head (including the Quarantine Station), Dobroyd Head, Chowder Head & Bradleys Head managed by the NPWS
- The North Head Sanctuary and former School of Artillery managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
- The Australian Institute of Police Management, North Head
50-year vision for Sydney's open space and parklands
tribute for VP Day 75th Anniversary
Veterans and their family members are being encouraged to share their stories of service, as part of a month long campaign launched by the NSW Government in lead up to the 75th anniversary of the Second World War.
Acting Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee said One Month to Remember VP Day will ensure the COVID-19 pandemic does not take away from the significance of this year’s 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP Day).
“We are living through a once in a lifetime pandemic right now and our nation also lived through a horrible conflict no generation should ever experience again,” Mr Lee said.
“Second World War veterans are still living with us today and this campaign is about ensuring we capture their stories to tell future generations.”
“We must not let COVID-19 get in the way of honouring their service to our nation, and by encouraging people to share their stories digitally we will create a lasting legacy.”
The NSW Government is compiling a digital stories catalogue from WWII veterans and widows which is available as an online educational resource for schools and universities.
"Everyone is also encouraged to share their stories, pictures and videos on social media for this special 75th anniversary tribute using the hashtag #VeteranStory75years,” Mr Lee said.
“These stories are precious and special and they should never be forgotten.”
“Revealing their war experiences is a special privilege we are so grateful for and our online collection of stories will eternalise their memories for future generations so we don’t forget their sacrifice.”
James ‘Jim’ Ayling joined the Navy at 18 and after training drills in seamanship and gunnery, he was posted to the destroyer HMAS Nepal to patrol the Indian Ocean.
“It was very fast, very heavily armed and very uncomfortable,” Mr Ayling said.
“We slept in hammocks because there wasn’t enough room for bunks. In the tropics it was so hot we would sleep on lockers or on the deck.”
Bobby Squire was a driver and mechanic with the Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) and was allocated her own Rolls Royce for transporting admirals and generals.
"I turned up and asked if they were looking for someone who could drive because my family had joined and I wanted to join as well,” Mrs Squire said.
The AWAS was tasked to recruit as many women as possible with a range of skills who could replace men being mobilised for overseas duty.
VP Day, on 15 August, commemorates the end of WWII in which over 27,000 Australians were killed and a further 23,000 were wounded.
The digital catalogue will be available and continually updated over the coming months at: www.warmemorialsregister.nsw.gov.au/nsw-stories/theme/75th-anniversary-stories
Have your say on contributions system reform
Domestic Violence support during Covid-19
Where to get help - March 2020.pdf
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Draft plan to shape Crown land for communities
- enabling jobs growth and sustainable economic progress in regional and rural NSW;
- expanding green space, sustainable quality of life and climate change resilience;
- strengthening and supporting evolving community connections; and
- working with Aboriginal communities to realise the potential of their land rights.
Pittwater Community Groups:
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
Please Register Wildlife Road Strikes
- The position via GPS or road and suburb
- The date
- The animal
Vale Margaret Kirsop
Avalon Dunes Bushcare This Sunday
Palm Beach Longboarders August Meet
Thieves targeting church point boat engines
New Pittwater RSL Board First Meeting
New Commodore for RPAYC
Avalon sailing Club News
Warringah Rats vs Easts
Newport Breakers Rugby Club vs Hawkesbury valley
Sir Leslie Herron Rugby Scholarship Recipients Announced
Community Warned To Beware Of Suspect Tree Operators
Please Help Sydney Wildlife Rescue: Donate Your Cans And Bottles And Nominate SW As Recipient
- Pittwater RSL Mona Vale
- Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre NBISC Warriewood
- Woolworths Balgowlah
- Belrose Super centre
- Coles Manly Vale
- Westfield Warringah Mall
- Strathfield Council Carpark
- Paddy's Markets Flemington Homebush West
- Woolworths Homebush West
- Bondi Campbell pde behind Beach Pavilion
- Westfield Bondi Junction car park level 2 eastern end Woolworths side under ramp
- UNSW Kensington
- Enviro Pak McEvoy street Alexandria.
Mona Vale Hospital COVID Testing Clinic now in Community Health CentreMona Vale Hospital COVID Testing Clinic has moved from Urgent Care Centre to Community Health Centre - please ring to register for testing.
Mona Vale photography competition
Tick Population Booming In Our Area
Residents from Terrey Hills and Belrose to Narrabeen and Palm Beach report a high number of ticks are still present in the landscape. Local Veterinarians are stating there has not been the usual break from ticks so far and each day they’re still getting cases, especially in treating family dogs.
To help protect yourself and your family, you should:
- Use a chemical repellent with DEET, permethrin or picaridin.
- Wear light-colored protective clothing.
- Tuck pant legs into socks.
- Avoid tick-infested areas.
- Check yourself, your children, and your pets daily for ticks and carefully remove any ticks using a freezing agent.
- If you have a reaction, contact your GP for advice.
Pittwater High School Sailing Program Fund
More Community Grants for the Northern Beaches
NSW Small Business Month Grants
Applications Open for Youth Advocacy Support Grants
Energy Efficient Communities Program (EEC) - Small Business Grants
- replace existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
- install or replace a component/s to help an existing system run more efficiently
- carry out on-farm energy audits
- carry out monitoring of energy usage and emissions
- The maximum grant amount is $20,000
- The maximum project period is 18 months
- replacing existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
- installing or replacing a component to help an existing system run more efficiently (for example installing a variable speed drive on a pump, or installing automatic controls on energy using equipment, or installing a modulating burner on a boiler)
- energy audits
- investment feasibility studies for energy efficiency upgrades
- monitoring of energy consumption and emissions
- have an Australian business number (ABN)
- have an annual turnover of less than $10 million based on Business Activity Statements from the previous 12 months
- a company incorporated in Australia
- a co-operative
- a partnership
- a sole trader
- where you can confirm that you are authorised undertake your project as described (for example, within your leasing arrangements)
- where you can demonstrate that you will use appropriately licensed tradespeople to install equipment, where applicable
- that include a supplier declaration (see template at Appendix C of the grant opportunity guidelines)
- that provide the mandatory attachments
- where you certify, if you have ceased operating as a result of bushfires or COVID-19, that you intend to resume operating as a business in the future
Speed humps on McCarrs Creek Rd: please share Wildlife Data
Please Register Wildlife Road Strikes
- The position via GPS or road and suburb
- The date
- The animal
Learning together for Education Week 2020
Be Safe at home this winter
- Never ever leave cooking unattended
- Only working smoke alarms save lives - test your smoke alarm today
- Keep everything one metre away from your heater
- Do not overload your power boards with appliances like heaters and electric blankets
- Strong fire screens should be set up in front of open fires
- Turn off your electric blanket at night
- Do not use outdoor heating and cooking equipment inside your home. The use of this type of equipment indoors could lead to the build-up of carbon monoxide which could be fatal
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