October 14 - 20, 2018: Issue 379
Articles This Week
Shane Withington: Get Your Boots On For Mona Vale Hospital Rally & March Today! - 11am to 2pm, Sunday October 14- Muster at MV Village Park then March to MVH
Camden-Campbelltown Hospitals & Carrington Convalescent Hospital: A Mona Vale-Frenchs' Forest Hospitals Comparison With Pittwater History Links - Documents reveal MVH 'will have a rehabilitation, aged care and palliative care focus' - 'The Urgent Care Centre service will be: 24/7 in the first 12 months with a plan to conduct an utilisation review to determine usage/ demand' - 'Patients who access the service will: Not require admission to a hospital'
Aquatics: Ocean Turns On a Cracker Wave for Rick Millar Memorial
Pictures: A Visit to Bungan Castle in 2018 by ABHS Members
Infrastructure Improvements To Continue At Mona Vale Hospital from Office of Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater
Self-Guided Tour Of Historic Mona Vale Cemetery Will Fascinate: to be launched Oct. 17th - Morning Tea and Tour - Book in
Community Invited To Comment On Creative Art Space North Concepts: Avalon Annexe or Avalon Golf Club House? Consult Now OPEN (until Nov. 11) and Pop Up Info. Sessions available
Applications Now Open For Artists In Residence At Kimbriki Or Eramboo - closes November 12
MAG&M Exhibition Celebrates Australian Figurative Artist Robert Dickerson: opens this week, includes Sydney Chamber Music Festival 2018: Figuratively Speaking + Poets Paint People as part of Special Events Program
Champions Crowned At The Rip Curl GromSearch At Merewether by Surfing NSW
Reflections by George Repin: LINDOS
Food: Mona Vale Flannerys Organic & Wholefood Market Has A Local Business Support Focus And Community Feel: World Food Day occurs this week on Tuesday October 16th and World Vegan Day on November 1, having access to the best in-season organic produce and wholefoods available without having to go to the farm gate is proving to be a boon for residents. Flannerys prides itself on delicious natural products that are in season, it also backs local Pittwater business products
Park Bench Philosopher: Scientists Uncover Volcanic Lost World Off The Tasmanian Coast - amazing amount of life surrounds; 'Whales may use these seafloor features as navigational aids during their migration'
Profile: Carolyn Tucker (nee Gee): A few weeks back Pittwater Online News was fortunate to run a small insight into Adam Crowley, a former Barrenjoey High school student with a great work and fun ethic who has continued to pursue more knowledge in his chosen field.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 14/10/2018
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The Great Anti-Fracking Bus Trip 2018
Emily Doyle Wins Coolangatta Gold
Notice to all Pittwater Estuary Sailors & Users
Community invited to comment on Creative Art Space North concepts
- Avalon Annexe - Dunbar Park and
- Avalon Golf Clubhouse.
- Refurbishment of the existing community ‘hall’ space to become an exhibition space
- Creation of an communal outdoor decking space for exhibition and teach space
- Indoor multipurpose rooms designed as teaching space
- Three studio spaces for local artists
- A kiosk style café that would utilise the outdoor decking space for seating. NOTE: this is not a commercial kitchen but a food preparation space
- New public male, female and accessible toilet facilities
- Refurbishment and relocation of the existing golf Pro-shop (Golf will continue to be catered for)
- Extension of the building footprint to include an exhibition and teaching space
- Improvement of accessibility through the installation of a lift to both floors
- Three studio spaces for local artists
- Modification of the existing café
- Relocation of the existing male and female toilet facilities. The Accessible toilet will remain in it’s current location.
- Creation of an indoor and outdoor communal space for exhibition and teaching purposes
- In writing - marked 'Creative Art Space' to Northern Beaches Council PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655
- Avalon Recreation Centre Room 1 - 59 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach Thursday 25 October, 5-7pm
- Avalon Golf Clubhouse, 32 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Saturday 3 November, 10am -12pm
Discover Sailing Day at BYRA 2018
black cockatoo by Stephanie Warzecha
Pets of the Week
Applications now open for Artists in Residence
MWNA Sapphires Premier League Nomination and Selections 2019
Nominate your local hero for Australia Day honours
Volunteers Needed for MWP Community Aid
You can help MWP Community Aid by becoming one of our valued volunteers who assist frail aged northern beaches residents living in their own homes
Volunteers are needed in transport in local area, assisted shopping and social outings.
All volunteers are reimbursed for their travel costs and training is provided.
Volunteering helps you make a difference, feel connected, gain skills and so much more!!!
Call Bronwyn on 9913 3244
We are a not for profit organisation that was originally founded by Collaroy resident, Daphne Elsworthy 50 years ago. We provide social support with the generous efforts from our volunteers.
Next Round of Surf Club Funding Opens
Member for Manly James Griffin has announced that surf life saving clubs across the Northern Beaches can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million statewide boost to surf club facilities funding.
Mr Griffin said surf life saving clubs from Manly to Palm Beach are set to benefit from funding which will improve facilities which help save the lives of locals, visitors and tourists.
“Our local surf life saving clubs are the home base for our thousands of volunteer lifesavers patrolling our beaches, allowing all age groups to learn about and contribute to beach safety," Mr Griffin said.
“We rely on the skill and passion of volunteer surf lifesavers to provide this service and this further injection of funding for our local club facilities will ensure lifesavers have the support they need to do their vital work.”
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said more than $28 million in funding had been allocated in the past decade to make club facilities across NSW safer, accessible and secure.
“Not just an important home base for volunteers patrolling our beaches, surf clubs are a hive of community activity, used for training courses, community gatherings and sporting events,” Mr Ayres said.
“From nippers to senior patrollers, members of surf life saving clubs provide an amazing service to the people of NSW.
Applications close 5 October 2018. Details about applications and eligibility can be found at www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants.
Update: Remembrance Day Poppy Wall For Avalon Beach RSL
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary 2018 Stalls
New Long Reef Surf Club concept plans released
- Review the plans and comment online
- Write (marked 'Long Reef Concept Plans') to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly 1655
- Come along to a casual drop-in session
Pittwater Community Groups:
Shane Withington: Get Your Boots On For Mona Vale Hospital Rally & March Today!
October 14, 2018
A rally to save the heart of Mona Vale Hospital will go ahead rain or shine today, with MC Shane Withington calling on locals to “put their boots on the ground” and join in.
Withington - a Home and Away star as well as leading activist in the successful campaign to secure the Currawong holiday retreat in public hands - said the community was losing a major piece of infrastructure in Pittwater.
Mona Vale Hospital’s emergency, surgery, maternity and other acute services will close on October 31 after the Northern Beaches Hospital opens at Frenchs Forest the previous day. The main building will be demolished next year.
The actor and activist said the fight for the hospital was not over.
“The protest against the gambling industry at the Opera House this week shows what a community can do when it’s galvanised,” he told Pittwater Online News.
“I was told millions of times when fighting for Currawong, it’s a done deal, it’s over.
“Signing an online petition isn’t activism but getting your boots on the ground is. And that’s what we’re wanting people to do.”
The rally will start at 11am at Mona Vale Village Green, followed by a march to Mona Vale Hospital.
Meanwhile, the Save Mona Vale Hospital group secured the public support of 20 local doctors this week.
The GPs, with practices from Mona Vale to Avalon, all signed a statement that read:
“As a practising doctor in the northern beaches, I consider it is essential that Mona Vale be a level 3 hospital with an emergency department, surgery, maternity ward and other acute services. If the new Northern Beaches Hospital becomes our nearest facility, patients requiring resuscitation, anaphylaxis and other critical support will be at risk.”
Amongst the 20 is long-term Mona Vale Hospital campaigner Dr Suzanne Daly, who collected 11, 866 signatures on a petition and presented this to Pittwater's MP to submit to parliament in 2012.
Save Mona Vale Hospital chairman Parry Thomas said the current petition with doctors’ names had been collected over a period of just two days and he expected many more would be prepared to sign up.
“The NSW government must listen to our local doctors who know better than anyone about the need for emergency help close to home,” Mr Thomas said.
“What will be left are a collection of ancillary services that meet the technical definition of a hospital but the heart, acute care, will be ripped out.
“We need a good turn out today – rain or shine - to convince our local (NSW) MP Rob Stokes and (NSW) Health Minister Brad Hazzard to change their minds about the closure – rather than waiting for people to die in transit on the Wakehurst Parkway.”
Withington said hospitals along with schools, parks, and other public infrastructure were central to the community, which would be diminished by the loss of the local hospital.
His family, like most others in Pittwater, had benefitted from its proximity and caring staff.
“Our children have been born there and our loved ones have died there and every one of us has had things chopped off, stuck into and pulled out of us there,” he said.
“It’s reassuring to see it on the way home - and one of the few places where you can look out the window and see whales breaching. It’s a treasure.”
Despite torrential rain overnight, Mr Thomas said the rally would go ahead.
"We woke up this morning preparing to have a rally to save our acute services at Mona Vale Hospital to hear that as we’ve feared and often occurs in these conditions Wakehurst Parkway is flooded," he said.
"This just proves what we have been saying for nearly 20 years about the risks to our community that will arise when emergency moves to Frenchs Forest."
The Mona Vale Hospital Rally runs 11am to 2pm - Muster in MV Village Park then March to MVH.
Report by Miranda Korzy
Warringah Rugby Club GM Announcement
- General Manager Palm Beach Surf Club – Current.
- General manager/Owner of various 5-star resorts and hospitality venues.
- General Manager AAP Events.
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Military Studies
- Advanced Certificate of Hospitality
- Graduate of the Royal Military College
- Food & Beverage Management Studies
Bayview Golf Course Development Appeal Lodged with Land & Environment Court: Submissions on Amended application taken to Oct. 14
52 Cabbage Tree Rd. and 1825 Pittwater Rd., Bayview - Amended Plans
DA2017/1274 (Lot 150 DP 1003518 and Lot 191 DP 1039481 and Lot 300 DP1139238 and Lot 1 DP 19161 and Lot A DP 339874 and Lot 1 DP 662920 and Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3 DP 339874) - amened plans for Construction of Seniors Housing consisting of 85 units including gold course upgrades and infrastrtucture works.
The NSW Land and Environment Court is now the consent authority as the applicant lodged a Class 1 Appeal against the refusal of the application by the Sydney North Planning Panel.
The proposal is 'Integrated Development' pursuant to section 91 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979. In this regard, a Bush Fire safety Authority is required from the NSW Rural Fire Service under Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997; a licence to carry out Temporary construction dewatering is required from Water NSW under the Water Management Act 2000; a Controlled Activity Approval is required from the Department of Primary Industries under the Water Management Act 2000; and a permit is required under the Fisheries Management Act, 1994 from NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Applicant: Waterbrook Bayview Pty. Ltd.
Enquiries: Lashta Haiari, Principal Planner.
Submissions Close: Sunday, October 14th, 2018
To view documents Visit HERE
NSW Curriculum Review Discussion at Mona vale
Avalon preservation Association AGM
Palm Beach Sailing Club - Beware The Bullets regatta 2018
Self-Guided Tour Of Historic Mona Vale Cemetery Will Fascinate
Northern Beaches Council, in association with the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me program and the Manly Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society, has developed a self-guided history tour of heritage-rich Mona Vale Cemetery.
The tour can be accessed on Council’s website using a smart phone or iPad, taking participants on a two-hour stroll through this historic cemetery, first consecrated as a burial ground in 1905.
The new Mona Vale Cemetery self-guided history tour will be officially launched by Richard Michell, President of the Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society during a special Devonshire morning tea at the cemetery from 10.30am on Wednesday 17th October 2018 - followed by a guided ‘demo’ of the tour (from 11.30am - bookings essential and weather permitting).
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the tour is based on the Journal of Local History (Volume 8) published by the Manly Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society in 2004 to commemorate the centenary of the cemetery.
“While a printed version of the tour will soon be available on site - you can now view the tour via our website from the comfort of your lounge at home,” he said.
The tour profiles around 30 local identities including author and playwright Morris West (known for The Devil's Advocate, The Shoes of the Fisherman and other works), pioneer James Booth and the early 20th Century photographer Euphemia Baker who was also the first Australian woman to become a Baha’i.
A number of prominent people who passed away since 2005 also feature in the tour, including the much-loved teacher, community activist and Pittwater councillor, the late Mayor Harvey Rose.
Council will develop additional tours in future and welcomes submissions for consideration by our historical panel about interesting people who are interred in the cemetery.
For more information, or to book your place on the tour, please contact Cemetery Admin on 9970 1341.
Mona Vale Cemetery is at 107 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale (enter via Fazzolari Avenue)
Well Done the BIG SING
Infrastructure Improvements To Continue At Mona Vale Hospital
October 12, 2018
The tender process is underway for the next phase of major infrastructure works at Mona Vale Hospital.
The main works contract will include the construction of a new inpatient building on the eastern side of the hospital to accommodate a dedicated inpatient palliative care unit and a specialist inpatient geriatric evaluation and management unit.
New Inpatient Palliative Care Unit - Still image.
Early enabling works have also recently commenced at Mona Vale Hospital including the construction of a new service road and site preparation works for a new helipad. Construction works will also commence next week on a new Support Services Building to accommodate new kitchen, laundry, cleaning, engineering and staff facilities.
“This is an important stage in the major investment in new infrastructure and services at Mona Vale Hospital,” Rob Stokes said today.
“The next phase of construction works will see further new hospital buildings introduced and the continued modernisation of the Mona Vale Hospital campus.
“These new hospital buildings will be state-of-the-art and purposely designed to provide services into the future.
Other infrastructure projects completed at Mona Vale Hospital in recent years include the new Community Health Service Building in 2016, the Beachside Rehabilitation Unit in 2014 and the expansion of the Palliative Care Outpatient Unit in 2013.
Over 250 public hospital staff will continue to work at Mona Vale Hospital in the future and all inpatient, urgent care and community health services will be provided by NSW Health. The entire Mona Vale Hospital campus remains in public ownership.
Mona Vale Hospital will continue to provide a range of existing and new health services including: 24/7 Urgent Care, radiology, pathology, pharmacy, 56-bed inpatient rehabilitation and assessment, 10-bed inpatient palliative care, 10-bed inpatient geriatric evaluation and management, outpatient palliative care, dental surgery, hydrotherapy, paediatric occupational therapy, paediatric speech pathology, paediatric physiotherapy, adult, youth and child mental health, adult musculoskeletal physiotherapy, acute post-acute care, podiatry clinic, diabetes clinic, community drug and alcohol services, early childhood services, community nursing service, chronic disease community rehabilitation services, carer support services, community aged care/rehabilitation service, continence service, dietetics, outreach maternity antenatal clinic, ambulance station and cardiac rehabilitation.
Restoration and rehabilitation Grants now open
- Community projects totalling $2,000,000; and
- Government projects totalling $2,000,000.
Learn To Swim Narrabeen 2018 Rego. Day
Palmy Old Mal-Log Rally 2018
OMLR 2018 Entry Form.pdf
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Infrastructure grants for 2018: October Round
New netball courts in Warriewood in 2019
Plan To Protect And Enhance Northern Beaches’ Precious Urban Tree Canopy
Friday September 28, 2018: From Northern Beaches Council
Over 100,000 new trees planted on Council land, an iconic tree register and tools to encourage more trees on private property are key actions in Council’s first draft Urban Tree Canopy Plan now on public exhibition.
The draft Plan outlines the strategic directions and guiding principles for the management of trees across the Northern Beaches over the next five years.
Northern Beaches Mayor, Michael Regan said the four strategic directions of the draft Plan provide a comprehensive and cohesive approach to sustaining the future of our urban trees over the next five years by:
- protecting existing urban trees;
- maintaining the Northern Beaches’ existing urban tree canopy cover;
- improving tree diversity and health; and
- by motivating, inspiring and supporting the community to protect and enhance our urban trees.
“It’s very exciting to have this plan fast tracked and ready for community comment. Similar strategies had been in development under the former Councils but what a great outcome of amalgamation that our tree canopy can now be managed in a coordinated way across the whole of the Northern Beaches area,” said Mayor Regan.
“We are in an enviable position of being one of the few areas within the Sydney Metropolitan area with canopy coverage greater than 50 percent, at 64.2 percent. Many council areas in Sydney have less than 20 percent urban canopy.
“There are, however, increased demands upon the Northern Beaches environment as more residents and businesses seek to call the Northern Beaches home.
“The plan details how we will implement an aggressive tree planting program on council owned land of at least 5,000 new trees annually, which would mean 100,000 over the next twenty years.
“We’ll introduce an iconic tree register and ensure that any mature tree that has to be removed due to poor health or for unavoidable operation reasons will be offset by planting at least two more.
“The immediate focus will be on collating accurate baseline data to allow us to monitor the actions of the plan and ultimately measure how successful we are in protecting and maintaining a healthy and diverse canopy cover.
“Engaging our community in protecting and enhancing our urban trees will also be a critical factor in achieving the objectives of the Urban Tree Canopy Plan.
“I encourage community feedback on the draft Plan and look forward to more ideas from the community,” Mayor Regan said.
The success and progress of the all the actions listed in the plan will be reviewed annually.
The draft Northern Beaches Urban Tree Canopy Plan is available at northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
How Can You Be Involved?
We have developed an Urban Tree Canopy Plan (draft) as part of our commitment to greening the Northern Beaches.
- View the Urban Tree Canopy Plan (draft)
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions
- Read the Council report recommending exhibition
Have Your Say
Attend a drop in session
- Manly Town Hall forecourt - Wed 24 Oct - 12pm - 1pm
- Glen Street Theatre - Thu 1 Nov - 12pm - 1pm
- Mona Vale Library lane - Thu 8 Nov - 12pm - 1pm
- Dee Why Beach, The Strand - Wed 14 Nov - 12pm - 1pm
Make a written submission: CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 1655, Manly, NSW 2099, marked “Urban Tree Canopy Plan 2018”
Submissions close Thursday 15 November 2018
Bronze Medallion Course
Would you like to learn how to save a life and help your local community? Our BRONZE MEDALLION Course is starting soon with an Information Session at 11:00am on Sunday 21 October in the Bangalley Bar, Avalon Beach SLSC.
The Bronze Medallion is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia. The (approx) 8 week course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling, including CPR and first aid, rescue techniques, emergency care and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. Course fees apply. Pre-requisites: minimum of 15 years of age on the date of assessment and completion of an unaided swim (goggles/masks permitted) of 400 mtrs in 9 minutes or less.
Attaining your Bronze Medallion is a huge accomplishment and you can then join a great team of volunteers to help keep beach goers safe. You will meet a fantastic bunch of people from all kinds of backgrounds, make some new friends and have a bit of fun along the way.
Our Club has a strong, competitive spirit across all surf sport disciplines, a youth development program and a passionate sense of community. New members welcome anytime.
ANZAC Projects Hit Million Dollar Mark
Member for Manly James Griffin and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott have called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).
A total of $1 million has been invested into the revitalisation of local war memorials during the Centenary of Anzac, ensuring regional communities across NSW have a place to remember the service and sacrifice of defence personnel.
Mr Griffin said new funding of $175,000 was available to help protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate or support veterans and their families.
“I encourage local community groups such as the Friends of Freshwater, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils to apply before applications close on Remembrance Day,” Mr Griffin said.
Mr Elliott said more than 200 war memorial conservation and repair projects have already been funded across NSW.
“This NSW Government investment in veterans’ projects in part of a suite of measures to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac, including upgrading the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, funding the Veterans Employment Program and supporting the 2018 Invictus Games.
“I encourage local community groups, RSL sub-braches, schools and councils to apply for a Community War Memorials Fund or Anzac Community Grant, particularly as we gear up for the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony and Armistice Centenary commemorations.”
The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve and repair war memorials including statues, honour rolls and memorial halls which commemorate the Anzac legacy.
The ACGP provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community organisations and veterans groups to recognise Australia’s military service, educate a new generation and support the NSW veteran community.
Applications are open until Remembrance Day, Sunday 11 November 2018. For more information, visit https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au/
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
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
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