April 18 - 24, 2021: Issue 490
This Issue: full list in Contents page
Enchanted Forest Immersive Dinner Show At Currawong: April 24 Or 25th - Don't Miss This!
Pictures NSW Seniors Festival 2021 Celebration By Local Senior Kevin Murray on a Walk along the Cowan Track: It's In Our Nature To Connect To Beaches, Bays, Birds, Bush, Beauty
Aquatics Branch - State Surf Boat Carnivals Go Ahead Give A Good Splash For Local Crews At Season's End
Park Bench Philosopher Bayview Koala Sanctuary - a reprise of our 2012 history page
DIY Ideas It's starting to get Cold: 10 Ways to keep your home warm and save money
Food Café Relish at North Avalon - As the days cool we all start looking for a nice sunny corner to enjoy a catch-up with friends and some great food. Café Relish in North Avalon road, which was opened in January 2012 by Phil and Nick Parr, has built a substantial following in our community solely due to delicious food incorporating the best ingredients each season has to offer and scrumptious coffees.
Avalon Place Plan Open For Feedback - Feedback Closes May 16
From 19-24 April 2021, a special rehoming service will open its doors to Australians wanting to support animals coming out of research facilities.
Liberty Foundation is Australia’s first service dedicated solely to rehoming a wide range of animals from science and research, as pets and companions.
The launch week is significant for another reason, according to founder and director of Liberty Foundation, Paula Wallace: “We think World Laboratory Animal Week is a good time to let everyone know that we are here and to take a moment to remember that there are many animals in laboratories around the world, including here in Australia.
“The good news is that an increasing number of them are finding a new life outside of research as pets and valued members of families and communities around Australia.”
Liberty Foundation started rehoming in late 2017 and since that time has found loving forever homes for more than 350 animals from research facilities. They include rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, dogs and cats. It has rehoming agreements in place with a number of large research establishments in New South Wales and plans to expand nationally.
“We have built up the charity to a point where we can officially launch as a professional, effective and sustainable service that puts the needs of animals at the forefront of everything we do,” said Ms Wallace.
There are literally millions of animals used for research and scientific purposes in Australia each year, across a wide range of species from livestock to natives and companion animals. They are used in a range of settings such as universities, hospitals, agriculture, medical and veterinary research and government facilities.
Liberty Foundation was recognised last October at the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards, taking out the category of Outstanding New Rescue Group.
The organisation works on a foster/adopt model and places animals within the community. It hopes to establish a sanctuary in the future with the support of donors and people joining the organisation for an annual membership fee.
You can find out more about Liberty Foundation at: www.libertyfoundation.org.au and in this Issue's Profile of the Week
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LibertyFoundationAustralia
You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISjfihJnJ6BCs8KVYaW_3g
Artists of the Month March/April 2021: Artists Exhibiting at the Be Brave Art Space - two exhibitions; The Nature of Things and Artful Reflections
Be Brave Artspace is a community based art gallery that showcases original art by emerging and established artists. Established in 2017 and located in Avalon, its conception came from an idea that grew out of a love of all things creative.
The space hosts one or two new exhibitions each month of the year.
On street level is a light, spacious gallery delivering dynamic exhibitions of local and other Sydney based artists. Downstairs is an extension of the gallery plus a workshop and studio for creators to teach and to come and be bold and fearless.
This is a space where artists can exhibit, create, connect and be inspired.
After a Summer hiatus, impacted by Covid lockdowns, Tina Berkeley, founder of the Be Brave Art Space reopened the doors on Saturday February 27th.
The gallery and studio will host two Exhibitions through March, The Nature of Things, February 27th to March 14th 2021, and Artful Reflections, March 20th to April 5th 2021.
The Nature of Things features works by Peter Porteous, Tony Hooke, Robyn Biviano and Russell Carey.
Artful Reflections is a group exhibition by three artists – Dianne Bradley, Anna McClure and Anne Kearne.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter: April 13, 2021
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From April 1st, 2021 PON (above)
RSL NSW 2021 ANZAC Day Commemorations
- Dawn Services
- All other commemoration services
New-look website for WPCA
Draft Avalon Beach Place Plan now Open for Feedback
Avalon Place Plan Open For Feedback - Feedback Closes May 16
There is also information available within the village itself with a display. APA has installed a display of major documents in the window of the empty shop across the arcade from Avalon Floral Art at 55 Old Barrenjoey Road (opposite Barefoot Boulevarde).
PUBLIC MEETING TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE DRAFT AVALON PLACE PLAN
Newport Residents Association: Newport Village Future and Improvements Survey
Review of the rate peg to include population growth
- the different types of income councils can source to cover the costs of population growth and the role of the rate peg.
- varying population growth between councils in NSW, including how to define population growth.
- the impact of population growth on council costs.
Taste of the Beaches supports local businesses to delight your senses this May
Pets of the Week
Google misled consumers about the collection and use of location data
Uber taps on for discounted public transport
Pittwater Community Groups:
Speed humps on McCarrs Creek Rd: please share Wildlife Data
- The position via GPS or road and suburb
- The date
- The animal
Vale Ron Turton
Star Jump This Youth Week
Northern Beaches Council Mayor Michael Regan is supporting the PCYC NSW Star Jump Challenge. Unfortunately Mr. Regan has a foot injury so he put his jumping on hold and instead is taking a star jump stance. Everyone in the PCYC Northern Beaches school holiday program had a lot of fun jumping around him with Star Jump Challenge mascot, Twinkle.
Star Jump every day of Youth Week this April 16 - 24 and raise much needed funds to support PCYC's brand new mental health program!
Join the challenge and sign up to jump or donate at www.starjumpchallenge.org.au
NSW RFS - Terrey Hills Brigade: New Pumper
Avalon Dancer Winner of Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards
Readers Queries: Will there be a toll to use the Beaches Link? - Yes
Newport Breakers Ladies Day 2021
Proposed planning changes
- allowing businesses to operate from 7am-10pm in business zones or 24-hours in industrial zones regardless of their consent conditions;
- making it easier for businesses to reconfigure their parking lots, set up drive through ‘click and collect’ bays and areas for no-contact pick up;
- reducing duplication and simplifying planning documents needed to set up or change business uses;
- allowing new uses to be set up such as function centres, medical facilities, food and drink venues without the need for a development application;
- increasing height and floor space limits to account for larger buildings needed in today’s warehousing and manufacturing sectors;
- allowing data centres to be set up as complying development subject to strict conditions;
- introducing a design guide for specific developments like data centres, car showrooms, shops and offices; and
- introducing an opt-in for councils to master plan complying development in business and industrial zones in their areas.
Proposed road reserve closure and sale of land
- completing the submission form here
- emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
- writing to marked ‘Road Reserve Closure 58 Herbert Avenue, Newport', Northern Beaches Council, PO BOX 82 Manly 1655.
School zones pedestrian safety upgrades: St Luke's Grammar School - Pittwater Road, Bayview 1
School zones pedestrian safety upgrades: St Luke's Grammar School - Pittwater Road, Bayview 2
North Avalon Surfriders Association storage shed
- roofline and height aligned with existing amenities building
- exterior colour aligned with existing amenities and blend with surrounds
- size - approximately 27 sq. metres (comparative to < double garage)
- walls and roof insulated to control sound and heat
- ventilation panels on the north end of the building
- roofing finished in Colorbond®
- roller door
- existing mural on the northern wall will be reinstated following storage extension.
Paul Miller PSM Appointed NSW Ombudsman
NSW Heritage Act review
NSW Public To Help Shape New Road Safety Plan
- Reducing drink and drug driving
- Increasing speed compliance and safer speed choice
- Creating safer urban roads
- Creating safer country roads
- Increasing the safety of vehicles and protective equipment
- Reducing other unsafe road behaviours (e.g. driver fatigue)
- Transport for NSW is hosting eight community consultations across the state, starting in Wagga Wagga and finishing in Sydney.
- Four additional consultations that focus on the views of our Aboriginal communities will also take place throughout the month.
- Participants can register to attend by visiting towardszero.nsw.gov.au/2026plan
New car seat guidelines to help keep kids safe
Australia's welfare photo competition
- A Grand Prize $2000* – awarded for the photo judged to be the BEST in contest
- A Runner up prize $1000* – awarded for the photo judged to be the next best in contest
- People’s Choice Award $500* – awarded for the photo judged to be the most popular by the public through an online vote on this website from 10 photographs selected by the Jury.
- Visual impact
- Represents the wellbeing of Australians
- Welfare in Australia
- Education and skills
- Employment and work
- Income and finance (Government payments)
- Social support
- Justice and safety
- Indigenous Australians.
JP Public Register
Domestic Violence support
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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.
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