May 24 - 30, 2020: Issue 451
This Issue: full list in Contents page
Ross River Fever In Pittwater (Narrabeen, Warriewood and Scotland Island): What You Can Do To Beat Those Mosquitoes
Pictures Storm Swell May 2020
Aquatics ‘Operation Crayweed’ Manly: Engaging The Manly Community In Restoring Manly’s Lost Underwater Forests + Newport and Freshwater to come! by Derrick Cruz
Mona Vale Road Upgrade: The Machines Helping Build The Road – For Younger Readers: This is a story about the road-building machines we included in last Issues’ Pictorial. Some of our younger Readers have asked us ‘but what’s that one and what is it used for?’ so it seems best to put it all in a page for you. We didn’t get ALL the machines being used – but here’s some insights into those we did, and a bit more, for those who want to know more.
Park Bench Philosopher Rowing Australia announce Row to the Moon challenge alongside other National Federations - finishes May 31st: Join in the #moonchallenge – a global challenge to help get a rowing machine to the moon. You will be representing your country and can do as much or as little as you like at any one time. You have until May 31st to hop on your indoor rowing machine and help Rowing Australia, Rowing Canada Aviron, British Rowing and Rowing NZ clock the 384.4 million metres for the #MoonChallenge!
Reflections by George Repin: Alcohol In Restaurants Before 1955
Food Autumn Tonic Soup This is a simple idea for a soup, more a reminder of what you can easily do to look after you and your loved ones as we head into Winter, and with the long conversation free silence, amid the sounds of slurping that accompanies the eating of this soup, followed by rounds of ‘Beautiful!’, appreciation of the beauty in simple things will have been shared.
Jo Brigden-Jones has featured in numerous news reports and magazine articles lately as one of the many working as a paramedic during the COVID-19 pandemic, a career role hard earned and followed with true passion. However here Jo is known as an also passionate paddler and brilliant water woman, who follows through.
Her ability to exhale and then get up and try again when injury or setbacks in competitions come her way has extended into being a valued and sought after speaker who aims to continue inspiring others once she steps back from upper level representation in competitive sports. Among the younger members of the Sydney Northern Beaches Kayak Club Jo is already on hero status for her paddling as much as her down to earth personality, and possibly very well liked due to those brilliant cakes she creates….
Jo was recently named for the 2020 Olympics Australian Team, now moved to July 2021, which were to be the last prior to her retirement from competition
In 2011 Jo was working hard to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Pittwater Online ran a few insights into her hard work to secure that place in the team – and when her hard work paid off, it was finding the way to fund purchasing the expensive equipment (kayak) needed that became the next obstacle.
2012 will soon become 2021. It’s time for a catch-up with one of our areas elite athletes and all else Jo has been doing since 2011.
The Rock pools that form a feature at the southern ends of five Pittwater beaches remain one of the most popular places to meet up with friends and enjoy a dip or do laps. They are places our children learn to swim, places we can sit and relax, for hours, places where those young and not so young anymore maintain fitness and good health, all year round.
There are still swimming clubs associated with our rock pools; at Palm Beach the Barrenjoey Breakers swim on Mondays, Bilgola pool hosts the oldest, Bilgola Amateur Swimming Club and Citizens' Pool Committee, still running as the Avalon Bilgola Amateur Swimming Club Inc and Mona Vale is home to the famous Pittwater Pirates who are focused on Winter swimming. In the past Newport has been home to swimming events and quite well known swimmers of their times.
We have not included the North Narrabeen pool in this overview as it is situated at the north end of that long stretch of sand - a future page - however:
Rock baths were built at North Narrabeen Headland at a cost of £494. This is the tenth rock bath built by the council. THE COUNCILS. (1934, January 9). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 13. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17038853
Northern Beaches Council Draft Budget 2020-2021 Now on Exhibition: Open For Feedback - closes Sunday June 7th, 2020
Pittwater COVID-19 Food Outlets Restriction Responses: Take Away from Restaurants and Cafes and Grocers and Food Available From Local Outlets Local food suppliers and cafes and restaurants are currently adapting to social-distancing requirements and the closure of public spaces to large gatherings. Listed this week are those that have food you can order for take away or delivery and also those who supplied these outlets who also have food available to purchase.
Artist of the Month May 2020: Lisa Forrest OAM + Extract from new book Glide: Taking the Panic out of Modern Living Glide is the story of what happened when serial-achiever Lisa Forrest (Olympian, TV and radio broadcaster, author, actor, wife, mother) took time out to answer a question that had been weighing her down for years: Why, no matter what she achieved, was she never enough for herself?
Lisa discovered that the get-tough lessons from her years in elite sport were the source of her problem - in fact, they are the source of much of the illness, burnout and mental health challenges we all face today. More surprising is the antidote: self-compassion. Could it be the super-power we've all been looking for?
Drawing on the wisdom of the women who ran Lisa's first swimming club through to contemplative neuroscience, Glide offers remarkably honest and calm insights into navigating the perils of modern living from a woman who has experienced it all.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter: may 23, 2020
To contact Julian: email@example.com
Pittwater Sailing Races set to Recommence in June
- RECREATIONAL BOATING IS EXEMPT FROM THE 4m2 RULE. HOWEVER, SAILORS NEED TO MAINTAIN 1.5m SOCIAL DISTANCE WHERE REASONBLY PRACTICABLE
- COMPETITION IS PERMITTED
- Get in, Sail and get out;
- Club activities including racing can resume as long as the Public Health Order is complied with.
- Outdoor activities only;
- Limit activities to small individual groups with a maximum of 10 participants (inclusive of coaches and support staff);
- Practice good hand hygiene before and after sailing;
- Avoid physical contact;
- Changerooms, canteens and kitchens should remain closed – arrive dressed and ready to sail;
- Stay home if you are unwell
- Don’t share drinks or towels;
- Sharing of equipment should be avoided and if necessary, should be kept to a minimum;
- Keep a distance of 1.5 metres where reasonably practicable; and
- Follow the one person per 4 square metres rule ashore to ensure sufficient physical distancing between people;.
- Contact Tracing records must be kept.
- Encourage the use of COVIDSafe App whilst at yourclub
- The Lion Island Series which will keep with tradition and run each Saturday in June being the 6, 13, 20, 27, followed by the Early Bird Series.
- The Wednesday Waterford Series will commence on 10 June, weekly till the 26 August.
- The Centreboard Winter Series will be held on two Sundays of each month commencing on the 14 June through to August. With single and doublehanded crews now allowed.
Local Roads and Community Infrastructure
- traffic signs;
- traffic control equipment;
- street lighting equipment;
- a bridge or tunnel;
- a facility off the road used by heavy vehicles in connection with travel on the road
- facilities off the road that support the visitor economy; and
- road and sidewalk maintenance, where additional to normal capital works schedules.
- Closed Circuit TV (CCTV);
- bicycle and walking paths;
- painting or improvements to community facilities;
- repairing and replacing fencing;
- improved accessibility of community facilities and areas;
- landscaping improvements, such as tree planting and beautification of roundabouts;
- picnic shelters or barbeque facilities at community parks;
- playgrounds and skateparks (including all ability playgrounds);
- noise and vibration mitigation measures; and
- off-road car parks (such as those at sporting grounds or parks).
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
First stage of major upgrade at curl curl north public school completed
Museums, galleries and libraries to reopen from 1 June 2020
- exclusion of staff and visitors who are unwell
- limiting the number of guests to allow for 4 square metres per person
- providing distance markers for people queuing at service points
- ensuring adequate handwashing facilities and/or sanitiser
- online ticketing systems for museums and galleries
- no groups and tours
- enhanced cleaning
- 24 hour quarantine of returns for libraries.
Holiday travel restrictions to be lifted from June 1st 2020
$160 million in New projects in North Sydney for more homes, parks and retail
- 575-583 Pacific Highway: the site has been rezoned to allow for an 18-storey residential tower that will retain the local heritage of the existing building façade. The proposal will create 63 jobs and inject $31.4 million in to the economy.
- 100 Christie Street: the rezoning will provide an upgrade to Christie Street Reserve and allow a 36-storey residential and commercial tower to be built, replacing the existing office building. It will create 164 jobs and inject $82.2 million in to the economy.
- 23-35 Atchison Street: the site can now accommodate a 16-storey building, provided a new park is created along Oxley Street and Hume Street Park is upgraded. It will create 92 jobs and inject $46 million in to the local economy.
South Mosman Wharf upgrade
2020 Community building partnership program now open
- - Fever;
- - Cough;
- - Tiredness (fatigue);
- - Sore throat;
- - Shortness of breath.
- - Contact your GP;
- - Call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222;
- - Visit a NSW Health COVID-19 clinic.
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
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
A Tale Of Two Frontlines
COVID-19 Statistics Update
Rare infection from possum scratch prompts warning
Cook for Soibada
New MRBB30 Update
Grey goshawk Taking Chooks in Avalon
Show Us your Cans update: now in These locations
Pets of the Week
AGE/SEX: 2 years / M
BREED: Kelpie X Ridgeback
Theodore is a very gentle slightly timid boy who social with other dogs and has nice doggy manners. He walks well on lead and sits for a treat. He has a short coat and weighs 21.6kg. He 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. His adoption cost is $400.
This scruffy, lovable 8-year old tabby was found wandering the streets before being rescued. He is the sweetest boy, friendly, affectionate, interested to meet new people and totally laid back and calm. He adjusts very quickly to new surroundings and is not carry-case shy. He is also good with other cats and it is obvious that he originally was in a home because he has very good manners. He is a short haired boy who weighs between 4 and 5 kg.
He comes desexed, wormed, F3 vaccinated and microchipped. He is a healthy FIV positive cat. His adoption fee is $220. If you are interested in meeting Pookie, please call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. He is located at Ingleside.
Laws to help grow a 24-hour economy
Northern Basin first flush review
- the communication of water restrictions to water users and the public
- decision-making processes, including matters considered when applying the public interest test
- how prepared the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment — Water, WaterNSW and the Natural Resources Access Regulator were to manage the event.
Helping councils unlock billions in unspent infrastructure funds
Land To Support Veterans Aged Care Facility
NSW Animal Welfare Reform – issues paper
- reviewing the purpose of the Acts
- defining key terms
- examining compliance powers and tools
- setting the right penalties
- streamlining the framework.
Domestic Violence support during Covid-19
Where to get help - March 2020.pdf
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Surf Life Saving New South Wales Seeking inspirational Womens' Stories
- Email SLS NSW your stories about the women who inspired change in the Surf Life Saving movement
- Send them your photos and videos here or via WeTransfer to email@example.com
- Post photos on Facebook, lnstagram and Twitter using the hastag #WomenInSLS
- Send photographs, film and newspaper articles to SLSNSW - PO Box 307, Belrose 2085 (they will digitise and return)
Please Register Wildlife Road Strikes
- The position via GPS or road and suburb
- The date
- The animal
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