August 12 - 18, 2018: Issue 371
Articles This Week
Avalon Boaties Set For 24 Hour Row; Next Saturday, August 18/08/2018 - webcam live feed - every $10 donated gets you into the draw for some great raffle prizes!
Pictures: Avalon Bulldogs Gala Day 2018: End of Season Games and Fun at Hitchcock Park, Careel Bay
Aquatics: Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 – Denmark: Australian Sailors Secure Qualification Places For Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Airlie Beach Race Week Starts At A Cracking Pace by Di Pearson: Hooligan And Heat Win!
It’s Time To GO WILD Again!: The 2018 Sydney Wildlife Garden Party and Garden Gallery - October 28th by Lynleigh Greig
$5.1 Million for Royal Far West - from Office of James Griffin, MP for Manly
New Publication Tackles The Impact Of Climate Change On Community Assets by Northern Beaches Council
Masterplan Funding For West Esplanade Precinct: Manly - Funding to support the Northern Beaches Council’s development of a masterplan for the West Esplanade Precinct in Manly, including a feasibility study for reinstating the boardwalk and harbour pool, has been provided by the NSW Government, Member for Manly James Griffin announced this week. The first harbourside shark-proof pool appeared in the 1890's, although plans for one, or several, were discussed in 1878. That which may be replaced was destroyed in the May 26th, 1974 storm; Extras!
Park Bench Philosopher Scientists And MP's Get Set To Take Over Classrooms For Science Week 2018: August 11 - 19 by CSIRO
Catch Reg And Pete At The Manly Art Gallery And Museum: Manly Arts Festival + Music!
DIY Ideas Spring Garden Prep: Soil Care - is your soil mostly clay, loam or sand? How do you improve it now to have a greener garden during the coming months, especially if we have a long hot Summer...
Profile:Newport Community Garden Newport Community Gardens Inc. is a not for profit incorporated association. The garden is in Woolcott Reserve.
Prior to the opening of the first version of the Pasadena camping and cottages, some advertising themselves as boarding houses, provided visitors to the area with a wide range of places to stay and even, in the La Corniche of Bayview, proprietor Mr H Rainaud, a restaurant that was travelled to for luncheon that also had people who stayed there.
Artist of the Month: August 2018: Mia Galo Avalon Beach resident Mia studied design, Photography, Life Drawing, Graphics and Sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. She has worked as an Art Director and Illustrator for 15 years as well as a Designer and Consultant. Her professional Painting career commenced in 1995. Her works are eclectic, sublime, divine and demonstrate finesse across a range of mediums.
Mia also has a strong commitment to community and people, donating time and creating works and being involved in numerous charities.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 1/8/2018
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Proposal to name a reserve - Surfrider Gardens
2019 - WANT TO BE A COACH OR OFFICIAL?
With three teams in the Semis, Newport continues to be a GREAT Subbies Club.
So, why not start thinking now - about getting involved next year.
If you think you can help, as a coach or committee member, let us know now.
Want to enquire?
Newport Breakers Rugby Club is currently seeking applications for the Head Coach and other coaching roles for the 2019 season. Newport Rugby Club is a leading 3rd Division NSW sub-districts club. The club fields 3x grade sides and 1x colts and has enjoyed recent on field success with 2 grand finals (2nd and 3rd grade) and a premiership in 2017 (3rd grade). The club has a strong playing roster and boasts rich traditions, a strong financial position and an organised, experienced and passionate committee and supporter base. The club is based out of arguably Australia’s best suburban rugby ground, Porter Reserve, which overlooks Newport Beach. We also boast one of Australia’s largest junior clubs with over 400 junior players. The head coach will be supported by an assistant coach and player manager to assist with administration of the team and various support staff.
This will be a paid position depending on experience.
If you are interested, could you please contact me.
Heath (Club President)
Community feedback welcome on new shared-use bridge: Narrabeen
Slow down to 40km/h around stopped emergency vehicles
Pets of the Week
Pittwater RSL Club Grants
Nominate the next NSW Woman of the year
- NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Award
- NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year
- Community Hero
- Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year
- Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year
- NSW Business Woman of the Year
- First State Super Lifetime Achievement
Update on the Ingleside Planned Precinct
- traffic and transport modelling, especially around Mona Vale Road
- planning for infrastructure provision
- water cycle management and flooding assessment
- assessment of environmental impacts including additional surveys, for example around biodiversity across the precinct and along the proposed ecological corridors.
BHS: Call out to all ex students!
Update: Remembrance Day Poppy Wall For Avalon Beach RSL
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
Pittwater Community Groups:
PHIL JENKYN COMMENTS ON WALKER GIPA CASE
The judgement in the Phil Walker GIPA case seeking KPMG documents relating to forced council mergers was released 8 August 2018 – read the judgement here.
In spite of Walker’s contention that the Government had waived its ‘Cabinet-in-confidence’ privilege over KPMG reference documents including the Business Case, the Tribunal held that the privilege remained, and followed earlier ‘KPMG’ decisions.
So, how difficult is it for the public to get important information that it needs from the Department of Premier and Cabinet?
The answer is extremely difficult if the Government wants to hide controversial and embarrassing information.
First it makes it really hard for the public to find out what information and documentation it has in its records.
It will have already stamped everything that might cause it grief with ‘Cabinet-in-confidence’.
If it receives a GIPA request for information, it designates staff that know little of the subject matter to make the decision and to do the searches. It then claims privilege or that the documents can’t reasonably be found.
One might be tempted to say it is a sham process.
The important point is that the Government is still hiding the KPMG documents detailing the analysis and impacts of the forced merger proposals. No one was able to evaluate the Government’s global claim of $2billion or any part of the alleged benefits, as they were based on these KPMG documents. These benefits in fact have not now materialised.
Good councils, including Pittwater and Tumbarumba to name just two of many, had their councils destroyed on a lie still being perpetrated by this Government.
All communities whose councils were forcibly merged are entitled to a referendum to get their councils back.
The Walker case was the last chance for the Government to release this information. Not to do so means that they will be forever condemned as a dishonest, deceptive, arrogant and incompetent government that fails to listen to communities and will never learn.
Clearly such a government does not deserve to govern.
Perhaps one can conclude with a learned Court of Appeal judge, Justice Basten in the Ku-ring-gai case on this very issue. To quote his words:
“The subject matter of the controversy is the amalgamation of local government areas. The proposals had to be the subject of examination and report, including a public inquiry. It would be incoherent for the Minister to assert that any material presented to Cabinet to support an amalgamation of local government areas should not be disclosed. Particularly is that so where the proposal expressly relied on financial information which was derived from an external report submitted to Cabinet.”
Phil Jenkyn OAM
11 August, 2018
Bayview Golf Course Seniors Development Proposal Update
A Decision has been delayed for 7 days by documents being presented 24 hours prior to the Hearing by the proponents despite the 'at least seven days prior to' required. These mean the panel will require longer to go through them.
A large attendance of residents both for and against attended the Hearing.
Full Report once a Decision has been released.
Bales from the beach
Buy A Bale fundraiser
Council Wins An Award And A Special Commendation
Northern Beaches Council has been recognised for excellence in communications for its community engagement initiatives in the early planning for the area around the soon-to-be opened Northern Beaches Hospital.
Council won the communications award, one of five councils to do so, for the Northern Beaches Hospital Precinct Structure Plan at the RH Doherty Awards during NSW Local Government Week.
It was a good night for Council. It was also highly commended for its Northern Beaches Brand Roll Out campaign.
Commenting on the award for the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan, the judges said: “The whole of community was the audience, a complex project which covered so many bases, developed messages for all its audiences, and truly displayed excellence.”
It was the second time the Hospital Structure Plan has been singled out for praise. In July, it received a special commendation in the 2018 Greater Sydney Planning Awards, hosted by the Greater Sydney Commission.
Northern Beaches Acting CEO, Helen Lever said it was an honour to win the award as well as the special commendation for the Brand Roll Out campaign.
“Raising awareness of the new Council following amalgamation was a lengthy but very important process which involved months of consultation with the community.
“We really wanted our community to be involved in creating a new brand and identity so they knew who we were, what we stood for and how we would represent them.
“I’m delighted that our efforts were recognised in this commendation,” Ms Lever said.
On winning the award for the Structure Plan, Ms Lever said: “Northern Beaches Council places a high priority on community engagement and consultation in development planning.
“Council undertook a four-year engagement process to encourage maximum community input and to foster community ownership of the overall land use planning process.”
Hazard Reduction Advisory for 9th August 2018 to 17th August 2018
The following hazard reduction burns are planned by NSW land managers (such as National Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Corporation NSW, Crown Lands and Local Government Authorities) and fire agencies (NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW) over coming days, weather permitting.
12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Northern Beaches Bushland nestled between Endeavour Drive, Lady Penrhyn Drive and Golden Grove, Beacon Hill
12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Northern Beaches Bushland south of Killarney Drive, Killarney Heights
12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018 Northern Beaches Bushland east of Lyndhurst Way, Belrose
Zonta Birthing Kit Packing Day 2018
Mona Vale Garden Club's 47th Spring Flower Show
- white elephant goods
WINTER BOOST FOR BEAR COTTAGE
Monday August 6th, 2018
Member for Manly James Griffin joined Bear Cottage staff and volunteers to announce a huge $150,000 funding boost from the NSW Government to support Bear Cottage’s work in providing care and comfort for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
The funding was provided through NSW Health and the Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, who commended the team at Bear Cottage for their efforts in supporting children and providing excellent paediatric palliative care in Manly for the benefit of everyone in New South Wales.
Member for Manly James Griffin echoed the Minister’s sentiments and congratulated Bear Cottage on the funding announcement.
“Bear Cottage – its families, staff and volunteers – hold a special place in the hearts of many people both here in Manly and around New South Wales,” Mr Griffin said.
“The quality of the paediatric care here in Manly is second to none, and I am proud to see this Government continue to invest in palliative care both here and around the State, across all demographics and for the benefit of all.”
Last year the NSW Government invested an additional $100 million in palliative care services across NSW over the next four years, which included training for 300 nurses and allies health staff, 300 scholarships for rural and regional staff to enhance palliative care skills and 30 additional nurses in hospitals and nursing homes.
“Whilst the NSW Government undertakes the largest health infrastructure investment ever on the Northern Beaches, including the new Northern Beaches Hospital and the Brookvale Community Health Centre, we will always continue to support and invest in the important services at Bear Cottage and we will continue to foster health and wellness services nearby at the Manly Hospital site.”
The additional funding provided to Bear Cottage mirrors work being undertaken by NSW Health Infrastructure, who have conducted an evidence-based needs analysis for services on the Manly Hospital site, including provision for an adolescent and young adult hospice, another Australian first.
The NSW Government has already committed $2 million in recurrent funding to support a young adult hospice at the Manly Hospital site, which will be independent of Bear Cottage but also provide world class palliative care services for young people.
Newport Junior Rugby Clubhouse Extension
Ten LGAs to commence Bush Fire Danger Period on 1 August
Noah’s Dog Walking Service
Arts and Creativity Strategy: NBC
Kick a Goal with Sport Grants
Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment August 2018 forum
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary 2018 Stalls
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
Grants for volunteer training projects
Red Cross shop Newport
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