April 14 - 27, 2019: Issue 401

Articles This Week 

Front Page Issue 401

Aquatics: Pittwater's Little Penguin Colony: The Saving Of The Fairies Of Lion Island Commenced 65 Years Ago This Year - these delightful creatures continue to be seen at estuarine and coastal beaches - something to look out for and celebrate this school holidays!

Pictures: Sunday Afternoon On Pittwater April 2019

Soibada - Maternal and Child Health by Tamara Sloper-Harding OAM

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2019: Commemorative Services and Activities from south to north

DIY Ideas: How To Water Your Plants When Away On Holidays + Some School Holidays Fun For Outdoors; A Skateboard Swing Or Indoors; Grow Or Make Pot Plant People

Food: Easter Feast: Modern And Historic - some background on what happened in the thousands of years before this one and some recipes - old and new!

Profile: Richard Harwin Nossiter DSC OAM The first Australian-built yacht to circumnavigate the world was the staysail schooner Sirius. It was built for Harold Nossiter, and his crew initially consisted of his two sons, Harold and Richard (Dick), and Clive Russell. Russell left when the yacht reached Colombo just before Christmas 1935, and the yacht then sailed with only the three Nossiters as crew. 

The Nossiters were the first Australians to circumnavigate in a yacht. In 2010 Richard Nossiter, DSC, the sole survivor of that circumnavigation, was awarded The Order of Australia in recognition of the feat. He passed away in December 2013, aged 103 years. 

During WWII he served on the suicide missions to Murmansk. 
He joined RANVR as Sub Lieutenant: HMAS Rushcutter (A/SCO Course) 1939, one of “Original 66”; served HMT Loch Monteith (A/S trawler) as First Lieut (North Sea) 1940; HMS Mallow (corvette) as First Lieut (North Atlantic) 1940-41; HMS Paynter (trawler) as CO (North Atlantic, Russian convoys, North Sea) 1941-43; HMS Potentilla (corvette)as CO (UK waters) 1944; HMS Godetia (corvette) as CO (North Atlantic. UK waters, Normandy) 1944-45; staff appointment (Germany) 1946; demobilised 1946, Lieutenant Commander; DSC. 

His three brothers also served - Harold on the water off New Guinea, John in the Army (A.I.F.) and Ben in the RAAF as a member of the No. 453 (Spitfire) Squadron. He was lost over the English Channel in 1942.

As a prelude to The Sirius Circumnavigation: Nossiter Trio Make Australian Sailing History - a look into the spirit that achieved this and the service inherent in this family

Reflections by George Repin: ORTHODOX EASTER

Park Bench Philosophers: Photographers Of Early Pittwater: David 'Rex' Hazlewood

Collectors Corner: Photographers Of Early Pittwater:  Henry King - with so many images taken of Bay View House, then owned by David Scott, also an early colonial photographer, has Mr. King taken any of Mr. Scott? How does Mona Vale's 'Black Swamp' look from Bungan Hill in the 1880's, or the just built Barrenjoey?

History: Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Clareville What stories are behind the names of some of our Pittwater streets, who were these people when not a 'Foamcrest' or 'Surf View' 

Artists of the Month: April 2019: Avalon Craft Cottage - Avalon Craft Cottage members are celebrating the 50th Birthday of the Craft Cottage this year, which is a huge milestone for a local craft group. With their first show for 2019 opening April 1st at Warriewood, a timely insight into a great creative co-op that's still where you can find the best there is by the best crafters around

Website: avaloncraftcottage.com.au
On Facebook   www.facebook.com/avaloncraftcottage

 Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 1/4/2019 

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To contact Julian:  editor@scotlandisland.org.au

Pantry for Community

Sydney Northern Beaches folk, do you have spare pantry items to donate to our Free Pantry? Drop off anytime 24/7 at 280 Powderworks Rd Ingleside 2101, for those in need... Take what you need, leave what you don't. Non perishable items please.

An initiative by Solace Kitchen, Commenced April 11, 2019 

Solace Kitchen are a unique outdoor cafe serving up seasonal street food ... from garden to plate. Come and enjoy nutritiously delicious food in a beautiful garden setting. eg. Bao burgers (steamed low-gluten buns) and Kefir superfood smoothies (milk kefir is high in probiotics).

Bike and dog-friendly, kids zone, organic edible garden & free pantry (for those in need) are just some of the reasons to come and visit.

Our goal is to bring you SOLACE = Scrumptious, Organic & homegrown here where possible, Locally-sourced (reduce food miles & increase freshness), Artisan (& often Asian-inspired), Clean-eating (real food, no junk) comfort-cuisine that is Ethically-sourced (free range, fairtrade & sustainability are important to us).

Solace Kitchen
280 Powderworks rd, Ingleside

Opportunity for residents to develop and select community projects 

April 11, 2019
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is encouraging local residents to get involved in the NSW Government’s My Community Project grant program.    

The new program provides an opportunity for anyone to propose a community project that will enhance their local area.

The $24.4 million program will deliver community-driven projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 across the State.

Examples of projects could include community gardens, safe and inclusive playgrounds, walking paths or ramps to improve access, and community events.

Individuals who propose a project must develop the idea with a sponsor – such as Council, schools or P&C associations, incorporated Progress and Residents’ associations, or registered charities – who can assist with expertise and help deliver the project.

When the list of eligible projects is published, anyone in the community over the age of 16 will then have the opportunity to vote for the project they would most like to see progressed.

“This initiative is a fantastic opportunity for individuals in our community to conceptualise local projects and help see them delivered,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Often local groups and progress associations have great ideas brewing – but haven’t the necessary funds to get them across the line.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the excellent projects developed by Pittwater residents and I’m excited to learn of the projects selected to go ahead,” Rob Stokes said.

Those with a project idea should contact an eligible sponsor to see if they are willing to support the project, then visit the program webpage to complete the application.

Completed applications must be submitted by 2pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019. Applicants and sponsors will be notified if their project progresses to the public vote. 

To read the My Community Project guidelines, view a fact sheet or lodge an application, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject

Council to repair Hall 

With a gallery filled with Elanora Cubs and Scouts patiently waiting the Northern Beaches council discussed the repair of the Hall at it's last meeting and voted to budget for it's repair!!!!

Thank you so much to all of you who supported this great cause with your voice and your wallet.

If all goes according to plan we'll be back in the Hall by early 2020.

Northern Beaches Music Festival 2019 Cancelled

From: Paul Robertson & Rhonda Mawer of the Northern Beaches Music Festival
April 11, 2019

Dear friends
It is with great regret and sadness that I have to announce that The Northern Beaches Music Festival 2019 has to be cancelled. 
This is all due to the overt application of licensing laws now imposed in NSW. 

This announcement follows a meeting held yesterday with the Licensing Police, representatives from the council , our committee and Modus Operandi who have agreed to be our bar operators and a major sponsor. 

It took a great deal of effort and time to find a bar operator and licensee who was willing to take on the cause. They have spent the last several weeks negotiating with the licensing police and OLGAR (Office of Liquour, Gaming and Racing), which climaxed in our meeting yesterday. Despite the fact that we have been operating for nine years without any incident or complaint, particularly on this site with a licensed bar 2012- 2014, where we were only required to have one security person on site, we are now required to have one security guard for every hundred people - which indicates 5 guards as our maximum capacity at any one time would 500. 

On top of this they require the bar operator to have specialist highly paid inspectors to patrol the festival at all times to ensure the health and safety of all patrons. This means that Modus Operandi would be struggling to make a profit and has therefore understandably withdrawn their sponsorship funding and indeed it may not be economical for them to operate at the festival. 

On top of this it is expected that a security guard be at each gate to do bag searches. This is coupled with an imposed proof of identity at the ticket office. We are also required to colour code wrist bands for proof of age. It is also expected of us to monitor underaged people as they are required to be with their parent or guardian at all times. This means that a 17 year old cannot be at one stage if their parents are at another. 

It has also been demanded of us that we take security responsibility for a 50 metre perimeter outside the festival fence .
To add more cost we are required to hire and install a water fountain even though all of the rooms in the Tramshed complex have filtered water on tap and the bar has a licence requirement to have water as well.

All in all this has basically added six and a half thousand dollars to our upfront costs. This is just one hurdle too many. 

I am by nature a resourceful and resilient optimist but this has just knocked the community spirit out of me and I really don’t see how a “not for profit“ music festival such as ours could ever survive with these restrictions. 

The notion of looking for a solution at this late stage is not an option. It would put too many people at risk. We hope you can understand the situation and thank you greatly for your support and involvement. 

Yours sincerely and sadly
Paul Robertson

EPA Fines Sydney Water $60,000: local Creek polluted

April 9, 2019
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued $45,000 in fines to Sydney Water for alleged inadequate clean-up of sewage overflows which impacted Sydney’s waterways in Pymble, Faulconbridge and Forestville.

EPA Regional Director Metropolitan Giselle Howard said the EPA undertook a compliance campaign in May-June 2018 to assess the adequacy of Sydney Water’s responses to dry weather sewage overflows from its sewerage systems.

A similar compliance campaign undertaken in November 2017-January 2018 resulted in the EPA issuing fines of $120,000 to Sydney Water in relation to six similar incidents.

“Both campaigns identified significant issues with Sydney Water’s performance, particularly in relation to the overarching management and operational framework for responding to dry weather sewage overflows which can impact waterways,” Ms Howard said. 

“It is essential that Sydney Water undertakes all necessary actions as soon as possible in response to a sewage overflow to minimise the impacts on the environment and public health.

“Untreated sewage can pose a risk to human health and have significant environmental impacts on waterways and land.”

The EPA investigated and identified the alleged breaches at three overflows and issued three penalty notices of $15,000 each, to Sydney Water:
  1. Pymble overflow into an unnamed creek in the Lane Cove River catchment (3 May 2018)
  2. Faulconbridge overflow into bushland and gully (27 May 2018)
  3. Forestville overflow into bushland and an unnamed creek in Garigal National Park (25 June 2018)
The address the poor performance the EPA added special conditions requiring an independent assessment of Sydney Water’s overarching management and operational framework for responding to dry weather sewage overflows to each of Sydney Water’s 23 environment protection licences,

Additionally, in a separate matter, the EPA fined Sydney Water $15,000 after an alleged breach involving 26 million litres of treated sewage, with an elevated ammonia concentration, was discharged from Rouse Hill Sewage Treatment Plant into Seconds Pond Creek in April 2018. 

Penalty notices and licence condition changes are some of tools the EPA can use to achieve environmental compliance, which can also include formal warnings, notices and directions, enforceable undertakings, legally binding pollution reduction programs, mandatory audits and prosecutions.

The maximum penalty for not complying with a condition of an environment protection licence or a clean-up notice is a court imposed fine of $1 million for a corporation and $120,000 each day the offence continues.

For more information about the EPA’s regulatory tools, see the EPA Compliance Policy http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/legislation/prosguid.htm.

Peter Loft Marathon

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
BYRA Bayview Yacht Racing Association Sailing Club
1842 Pittwater Rd, Bayview

The Peter Loft Marathon is held annually to commemorate the untimely death of one of its most promising young sailors, Peter Loft, and to raise funds (via entry fees) for the Peter Loft Foundation which is established to assist junior members of BYRA to participate in National and International sailing events. 

The event consists of a race to Lion Island, around Lion Island and back to the clubhouse at BYRA. The start is “Le Mans style” with the participants running to their boats in the water and then sailing north. 

BYRA welcomes many visitor boats every year from humble single handers to powerful skiffs. Juniors have their own course which is completed by sailing around Scotland Island.

Find out more at: byra.com.au


Pets of the Week


AGE/SEX: 12 months / F
BREED: Lab X Cattle
Martini is a happy bouncy young girl who is super affectionate with people and social with other dogs. She is very puppyish in her manner. She is walking well on lead but needs more training. She is a little scared of cars and this might explain her injury. She came from the pound with a shortened right elbow joint. Specialist consultation recommended we leave it alone. She is still able to run and jump and play with other dogs but she has a slight limp. Martini also loves splashing in the water. She is an active girl who needs lots of rewards for calm behaviour. She has a soft short coat and weighs 15.0kg. 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. 


Cleo came from the pound with 3 young kittens in Dec 18. She came from the pound very flighty and scared but has relaxed a lot since living at our vets. She would do best in a calm household where she can unwind further. She is about 12 months old and weighs a tiny 2.4kg. She has been around other cats as well as dogs. She is located on the Northern Beaches and comes desexed, wormed, F3 vaccinated, FIV tested and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $220.

If you are interested in meeting her call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 and fill in the Cat Adoption Questionnaire and email it to cats@DoggieRescue.com. She is located on the Northern Beaches.

For further details or to meet all cats and dogs at Doggie Rescue call  9486 3133 or email  monika@DoggieRescue.com. Visit www.DoggieRescue.com to see all our dogs. www.facebook.com/doggierescue 

Ingleside Chase Reserve Biobanking Agreement

At a meeting on 27 September 2016 Council endorsed the submission of a biobanking application to the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage to establish a biobank site at Ingleside Chase Reserve.

A Biobanking Agreement is an in-perpetuity arrangement between a land manager (Council in this instance) and the State government – and provides funding for the ongoing management of the biobanking site for conservation purposes.

Conservation management actions in Ingleside Chase Reserve include
  • improving habitat value and conservation of threatened flora and fauna species,
  • reducing the impact of weeds and feral animal pests, and
  • reducing human impacts to improve water quality in the Narrabeen, Fern and Mullet Creek catchments.
These management actions are currently being implemented by Council in accordance with the 2010 Ingleside Chase Reserve Plan of Management. However, current funding is limited, and the Biobanking Agreement provides an opportunity to secure a substantially larger budget to continue to manage Ingleside Chase Reserve.

Benefits of establishing a biobank site at Ingleside Chase Reserve include:
  • provision of biodiversity offsets that are kept local to the Northern Beaches
  • ongoing, in-perpetuity funding for management of the reserve for conservation purposes
  • facilitation of the implementation of management actions which have previously been identified within the adopted Plan of Management.
  • in-perpetuity management of the reserve’s high conservation values.
The draft Biobanking Agreement is now on exhibition.

Make a submission
in writing - marked 'Ingleside Chase Biobank Agreement' to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly 1655
Submissions close Sunday 21 April

Pittwater Community Groups: 

Sports (plus Social Members)

Gardens and Environment

Rural Fire Brigades

Arts and Social

Palm Beach Water Dragon

Eastern Water Dragon enjoying the view, watching for prey from a good vantage point, above Palm Beach. April 2019

Photo courtesy Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (PNHA)

April School Holidays Issues 401 to 402

Please note that there will be NO Issue published on Easter Sunday March 21st, 2019. 

Issue 401, will published Sunday April 14th. Issue 402, including our Anzac Day coverage, will run Sunday April 28th.

Staff will be back in the office on Wednesday April 24th. We hope you all have a great break.
Thank you very much.

Share Our Space

The NSW Government is making our communities greener and more liveable by ensuring more outdoor space is available for the whole community to enjoy.

As part of Share Our Space, playgrounds, ovals and sports courts will reopen during school holidays at participating schools.

Schools are at the heart of our communities, and after a successful first year of the program, Share Our Space will continue this autumn.

Participating schools across regional and metro NSW will open from 8am-6pm, 7 days a week from 13 April – 26 April 2019, including public holidays.

The Department of Education’s School Infrastructure NSW unit manages the program. This involves opening and closing school gates each morning and evening, ensuring the schools are cleaned regularly and arranging security guards to manage and maintain our valuable school assets.

The $30 million Share Our Space program forms part of the NSW Government’s $290 million Open Spaces and Greener Sydney package to make NSW communities greener and more liveable.

Participating Schools
Mona Vale Public School: 
Waratah Street, next to car park

Narrabeen North Public School:
Back entrance, near Warriewood Valley Sports Ground

Bayview Church Point Residents Association 2019 AGM

Bayview Church Point Residents Association (BCPRA), established in 1907, and one of the oldest continuously active community groups on the Northern Beaches, is currently looking to welcome new and current members at its upcoming Annual General Meeting .

President Ken Wallace said the BCPRA community association is committed to preserving the natural beauty of our unique local environment, while balancing this with the need for controlled development. The BCPRA aims to achieve ongoing enjoyment for all local residents and their families.

“We are currently represented by a keen and active committee who are actively engaged in wide range of local issues, and are always looking for fresh ideas,” Mr Wallace said.

The BCPRA Committee meets monthly, and on behalf of members, maintains liaison with Northern Beaches Council and other relevant authorities, and to ensure a coordinated voice on wider local matters, actively liaises with other Pittwater Community Associations.

The BCPRA Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 30 April at Bayview Yacht Racing Association (BYRA) clubhouse, 1842 Pittwater Road, Bayview.  

Starting at 7.00pm for refreshments and registration, the brief AGM to commence at 7.30pm will be followed by presentations by our Northern Beaches Council Ward Councillors, a representative of NBC CEO Ray Brownlee (and hopefully, our local member), and finally, a BCPRA Members Question and Answer session.

Membership at an annual cost of $25.00 per family is open to all adult residents of Bayview and Church Point. While it will be possible to enrol at the AGM, it would be appreciated if new and re-enrolling members could use the Membership details on the Bayview Church Point Residents Association website, https://bcpra.wordpress.com to sign up.

Any queries, contact the BCPRA via PO Box 348 Church Point 2105, email bvcpra@gmail.com or contact the Secretary via fandm.makin@bigpond.com.

Bungaree Inspiration Group

April 11, 2019
Would you like to see more fun Creative, Cultural and Educational Programs and Events in your area? Help us to help you by completing this short survey.

We are looking to form a Not For Profit Association for the communities surrounding Broken Bay and Pittwater to Inspire, Support, Network, Incubate, Activate, and Fund Raise for Creative, Cultural and Educational programs and events, facilities and equipment in the local area from Newport to Palm Beach and the Pittwater and Western Foreshore Communities. 

We would like to hear whether you would be interested in joining this group and what specific areas of interest you have. Please take the time to complete this short survey if this piques your curiosity?

Sydney Wildlife Carers Course May 2019

Scratchum the Brushtail possum was found in the middle of the day sitting in a puddle outside a petrol station on King st, Newtown. 

A lovely person spotted her, scooped her up, kept her warm in their jacket and walked to the vet.

The little one was very dehydrated and cold.

If still in the wild she would be in her mum’s pouch and riding on her back at night. We aren’t sure how they were separated.
One of our volunteers soon picked Scratchum up and has been caring for her ever since.

Scratchum is doing very well, she loves her marsupial formula and has started eating solids. In a few months Scratchum will be ready for release! 

Our next Rescue & Care course is 18-19 May 2019. If you want to help in the rescue and rehabilitation of our wildlife go to the following link to register: 

Warriewood Square Introduces Timed Parking Limits   

As of Monday April 8th Warriewood Square are introducing timed parking. Management states there will be no boom gates or tickets and it will still be easy to find a park.

Secure Parking will be issuing $66 breach notices to people that continue to park more than the specified 2 or 3-hour limit. Breach notices will not be issued to customers who are parked in a disabled car space, with their disability sticker displayed. For the first month of the changes, warning notices will be issued

The parking limits are as follows:

Ground level    2 hour parking
Level 1              3 hour parking
Level 2              3 hour parking and all day
Level 3              3 hour parking

Click here for full FAQs

Avalon Boomerang Bags April Updates

Diary Dates
Tuesday 16 9am - 5pm 
Screen printing at Robyn's - Bayview/Church Point
We need more patches and pockets printed, it is such a fun day - the more folk the merrier. There are a variety of parts to the process, cutting, ironing, printing and even sewing if we get lots of you. No experience is needed. Coffee, teas and hot cross buns provided but BYO lunch. We don't expect you to come for the whole day (but please do if you feel like it) it's just easier to keep going once everything is set up.

Please RSVP to this email;

Tuesday 23 9am - 5pm 
Back up day for Screen printing at Robyn's
In case we don't get enough made or the weather isn't on our side on the 16th.

Tuesday 16 and 23 April 
NO workshops at the Recreation Centre - it's school holidays  

Owner Colin, has come on board and is a keen supporter and is promoting the BYO bag concept. He has a bin that is filled with customers excess enviro bags for others to "borrow" when they forget theirs and of course, "bring back" next time they are in.
Colin is also selling our gorgeous handmade ones for $10.

The shop is open 7 days and has all of your everyday commodities, gelato, sweets, great Easter eggs and drinks as well as interesting and useful items like beeswax wraps and handmade straw brooms. 

Thanks Colin

Thanks for reading and supporting us -  if you can help in any way, please put up your hand, we'd love to hear from you. 

Mackellar Climate Election Candidates Forum

Hosted by StopAdani Mackellar
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Modus Operandi Brewing Co.
14 Harkeith Street, Mona Vale
Concern for climate change is at an all time high. That’s why the federal election in May is shaping up to be the #climateelection.

Join Stop Adani Mackellar to find out which Mackellar candidates are ready to step up for climate change . We need to pack out the room, so invite your friends and family as well! 

Alice Thompson (Independent), Prudence Wawn (The Greens) and Declan Steele (Labor) are all participating. Jason Falinski, Mackellar’s Liberal MP, is unable to attend due to prior commitments. 

Please RSVP on the provided link above (FREE) so we know how many seats we’ll need for the evening.

Communities’ Environment Program Grants

From Jason Falinski, MP for Mackellar
There are a number of grants and funding available for the Beaches that are closing soon, apply now so you or an organisation you know doesn't miss out.
Grants of up to $20,000 for small-scale, community-led projects for environmental priorities such as:
  • waste and litter reduction
  • protecting native animals, including our threatened species
  • addressing weeds and pest animals
  • restoring and improving coasts, wetlands, riverbanks and waterways
  • greening parks and urban areas.

Rotary Club Brings a Fun Day of Golf to the Northern Beaches for a Great Cause 

The Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches is inviting men and women to sign up for a fun Charity Golf Day at Mona Vale Golf Club (Golf Avenue, Mona Vale) on Friday 24 May, with proceeds going to the charitable projects of the Rotary club.   

"Golf experience is entirely optional," said club President Simon Masman. "The event will appeal to the golfing enthusiast as well as the casual player. We're planning a great day out for everyone."
The 18-hole event will follow the popular 4-ball Ambrose format, in which each player can participate regardless of skill level. The day begins with golf registration and a light breakfast from 6:30am followed by a shotgun start at 8:00, with the teams starting on different holes. A snack and drinks cart will be available on the course during the morning, as well as optional novelty events. 
The event wraps up with a hearty two-course lunch at 1:00pm.  

This is the fourth annual golf day event organised by the Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches. 

"We're excited to be able to run this event in our local area," said organiser Annette Baggie. "We're offering golfers a fun day out at beautiful Mona Vale Golf Club and also raising some money for our club's worthy causes."  

Players can register as individuals or as foursomes. The full breakfast-golf-and-lunch package costs $160. Or you can register for just golf for $100 or just lunch for $65. Sponsorship packages are available for the event.   

Golf Day proceeds will go to Lifeline Northern Beaches, Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches, Be Centre and other projects of Upper Northern Beaches Rotary.   

Golf Day information and registration forms are available at the Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches website.

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2019

Pittwater Place stalls:   
Feb 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1.                    
Selling sewing, knitting, craft, books  9am to 3pm

Sausage sizzles Bunnings Narrabeen:      
Feb 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8                 
All Saturdays  8am to 3pm

Stall outside Mona Vale Library                  
23rd March  (State Election)                                        
Baking, sewing, knitting, craft 8am to 3pm

FOTB Seeking Prize donations for 6th Annual Christmas in July Ball

The 6th annual 'Christmas in July' Charity Ball at Miramare Gardens will be held on July 6th this year. The Fight on the Beaches team are currently seeking input from the local business community to help raise another $250 000. 

If you have a business, or work for a business that could donate a prize to help fund Australian cancer research at RNSH and Macquarie Uni Hospital it would be so appreciated. 

Please visit the FOTB Help Us Fight for a Cure webpage and click on the Prize Donations link. 

Proposed Lease of Road Reserve adjacent to 1 Queens Parade, Newport 

Under section 154 of the Roads Act 1993, council are considering a lease for a term of five (5) years to the occupier of 1 Queens Parade, Newport for an area of approximately 23 square metres of road reserve adjacent to 1 Queens Parade, Newport and Lot 1 DP 864721.

The purpose of the proposed lease is for an accessible car parking space with access to the building.

Make a submission 
in writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO BOX 82 Manly 1655 
Enquiries: Council’s Property Officer Ph. 1300 434 434
Submissions close: Sunday 21st April 2019

Community, Arts & Culture Grants will foster a more inclusive Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Council is allocating $240,000 to its Community, Arts & Culture Grants Program for the year 2019/20 with a special focus on advancing “social inclusion”.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said Council is keen to is keen to foster welcoming villages and neighbourhood centres that are vibrant, accessible and support the health and wellbeing of our community.

Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 are available to eligible groups and organisations which undertake projects or activities that bring direct benefit to the locals and the community.  

“The 2019 - 2020 Community, Arts & Culture Grants Program is directed at groups that share Council’s vision of ‘a safe, inclusive and connected community that lives in balance with our extraordinary coastal and bushland environment’,” he said.
The grants will be available for projects that can be implemented between July 2019 and 30 June 2020. To qualify, grant applicants must be incorporated not-for-profit organisations operating within the Northern Beaches local government area. 

However, individuals and unincorporated small groups may qualify for a grant so long as they are sponsored to undertake their project by an eligible not-for-profit organisation.

Industry peak bodies and political parties are not eligible for the grants, and there is a specific separate grant program for events.
“We receive so many very deserving applications so eligible groups and organisations who are want to apply are strongly urged to attend one of four information sessions on the grants program being held on.” Mayor Michael Regan said. 

They will be held on:
• Monday 18 March, 6:30 – 8pm at North Narrabeen Community & Tennis Centre
• Wednesday 20 March, 10am - 12pm at Mona Vale Memorial Hall
• Tuesday 2 April, 10am – 12pm at Dee Why Council Chambers
• Thursday 4 April, 6 – 8pm at Dee Why Council Chambers
…and one of two general grant writing seminars on:
• Monday 25 March, 6:30 – 8pm at North Narrabeen Community & Tennis Centre
• Tuesday 26 March, 10am – 12pm at Dee Why Council Chambers

The Community, Arts & Culture Grants funding round will open for applications from 9am Monday 18 March and will close at 3pm, Tuesday 30 April 2019.

“The objective of the Community, Arts & Culture Grants is to support local groups and organisations that work to create a stronger and more connected Northern Beaches community, with an explicit focus on addressing the causes of inequality and disadvantage,” said Mayor Regan. 

“A small subsidy can make a real difference to community-based organisations wanting to present projects or activities.”
For details, go to Council’s website northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au 

Guns Out for Tombsy Gala Benefit Dinner

The Guns Out for Tombsy Gala Benefit Dinner is being held on Friday June 21, at The Star, Sydney. MC for the event is Phil Kearns, Guest speaker Sam Bailey and you’ll hear from Richard himself...with more announcements to come! This will not be your regular rugby dinner - it promises to be a night of entertainment- so invite your partner, colleagues and friends. 

A Life, a Family, a Community has been changed. It’s time to get your Guns Out and support your mate Tombsy. 

Tables of 10 are now being sold (no single ticket being sold at present). To purchase go to: www.cvent.com/d/z6qqg8/4W


Click on logo above to visit their website.

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

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

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