December 8 - 14, 2019: Issue 432
Articles This Week
Front Page Issue 432: Santa 'Drops In' To Carols At The Beach 2019: Hosted By Avalon Beach SLSC
Aquatics Shark Nets Are Destructive and Don’t Keep You Safe – Let’s Invest In Lifeguards
A few things to remember going into the Festive Season:
• It will be hot and wildlife will be thirsty. Please consider putting out water in shallow, heavy-based ceramic dishes - positioned in the shade and with pebbles for small critters to clamber out if necessary.
• Drive carefully between dusk and dawn as our nocturnal wildlife are active on and beside roads.
• Keep your pets indoors between dusk and dawn to allow nocturnal wildlife to forage and hunt without interaction.
• If you are going away, keep windows shut so that you don’t get furry, feathery or scaly visitors popping in and not being able to get back out.
If you see any wildlife in distress over the Festive Season, please call Sydney Wildlife on 9413 4300 or WIRES 1300 094 737
Artists of the Month December 2019 To January 2020: Be Brave Artspace's 2019 'A Little Brave' Exhibition- 33 Artists
Featuring 33 talented, local and regional artists presenting smaller, affordable artworks. The exhibition will showcase a diverse variety of original and inspiring pieces that will be suitable for people to purchase as gifts. Only a selection of each artists work will be on display and will be regularly updated as the exhibition progresses. The remainder of each artists works will be stored at the gallery in the stockroom and be available to look at throughout the course of the exhibition if there is an interest in a particular artist.
We will have paintings, photographs, textile art, works on paper, prints, ceramics, woodwork, jewellery, tea towels, cards, fashion, homewares and Be Brave Artspace tote bags and gift vouchers.
The exhibition opened on November 30th, will close for Christmas and then run through until Sunday 19th January.
A community based art gallery, studio and workshop venue.
Be Brave Artspace was an idea that grew out of a love of all things creative. On street level: a light, spacious Gallery delivering dynamic exhibitions of local and Sydney based artists. Downstairs a workshop and studio for creators to be bold and fearless.
A space where artists can exhibit, create, connect and be inspired.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed Closed | Thurs/Fri 11.00-3.00 | Sat/Sun 10.00-4.00
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update December 1st, 2019
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Christmas Drought Drive for farmers families done!
Men Of League Northern Sydney Branch's Xmas Function At North Narrabeen SLSC
December 6th 2019
Photos and report from Brian Friend OAM: We had the best time with great blokes and ladies. There was laughter all around as this is what's needed during Christmas time. Thick skin was the order of the day and tall tales and unbelievable stories from the past were resurrected and exaggerated.
Big thanks to Trevor Bailey, Ken Vessey, Norm Pounder, Fred Jackson, Ian Dodds and many others who made it a great function. And of course our Manly Sea Eagles players led by Wayne Cousins. And we can't forget John Gibbs as interviewer and Steve 'The Race caller' Windbank for his call on the Melbourne Cup replay.
More photos in this Issue's Pictorial; Christmas Cheer!
Doggie Rescue's 2020 Calendar Is Out Now!
- Online via the DoggieRescue website
- Over the phone by calling 02 9486 3133
- Visiting the shelter at Ingleside
Proposal to upgrade a mobile phone base station at warriewood and bilgola plateau
Surfing NSW Unveils 2020 Event Calendar
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Major crime categories remain stable across the state
- Steal from retail store has increased by 8.8 per cent;
- Break and enter dwelling has decreased by 6.1 per cent;
- Steal from dwelling has decreased by 2.8 per cent;
- Steal from person has decreased 5.8 per cent; and
- Malicious damage to property has decreased by 3.7 per cent.
Roads and Maritime Services has joined with TfNSW
New Structure of federal Government Departments
- the current Department of Education; and
- the current Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.
- the current Department of Agriculture; and
- environment functions from the current Department of the Environment and Energy.
- the current Department of Industry, Innovation and Science;
- energy functions from the current Department of the Environment and Energy; and
- small business functions from the current Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.
- the current Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development; and
- the current Department of Communications and the Arts.
- Ms Kerri Hartland;
- Ms Renée Leon PSM;
- Mr Mike Mrdak AO;
- Mr Daryl Quinlivan; and
- Dr Heather Smith PSM.
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2019
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade Update - November To December 2019
Our last day of work for 2019 will be Friday 20 December and we will return to work on Monday 6 January 2020. We wish you all a safe and restful Christmas and New Year and thank you for your patience during 2019.
The NSW Government is investing $140 million to upgrade Mona Vale Road between Manor Road, Ingleside, and Foley Street, Mona Vale, from two to four lanes to improve safety and traffic efficiency.
Work has now started in all areas along Mona Vale Road between Manor Road, Ingleside, and Foley Street, Mona Vale.
Map of activities in Mona Vale Road East upgrade
Note: Shaded areas are not to scale and for general information and illustrative purposes only
Work between Manor Road and Mona Vale Cemetery
We have moved into the earthwork stage along Mona Vale Road between Manor Road and Mona Vale Cemetery. We expect to complete earthwork in late 2020, weather permitting.
Earthworks include removing top soil, scaling and breaking rock between Manor Road and Mona Vale Cemetery.
The cutting of the rock faces and filling of the gullies along the road corridor will widen and bring the adjacent ground levels to meet the level of the existing roadway. We are also relocating utilities and installing new drainage.
During the earthwork stage we will:
- remove about 210,000 cubic metres of sandstone and soil
- install over 140 rock anchors and shotcrete (spray concrete) to stabilise the excavated rock faces.
Activities to the end of 2019 include:
- continuing rock breaking along Mona Vale Road between the descending section and the site compound
- erecting electrical poles and connecting the new electricity service along the southern side of Mona Vale Road
- constructing permanent retaining structures and commencement of the fauna bridge overpass abutment
- installing new stormwater and the start of major filling at the Western Early Works area, between Kimbriki Road and Tumburra Street, using the excess material from the Mona Vale Road East project
- continuing installation of permanent fauna fencing along Mona Vale Road to protect fauna crossing the road.
Work between Mona Vale Cemetery and Foley Street
The following activities started at the eastern end of the project in mid-October and will continue to the end of the year:
- survey and confirming locations of existing utility assets
- clearing vegetation on the southern side of Mona Vale Road. Some clearing is still required near the Cemetery and near Emma Street on both sides of Mona Vale Road
- removing asbestos contaminated soils and buried construction debris in areas between Mona Vale Cemetery and Foley Street
- relocating signs and adjusting private property assets for some commercial properties in the area
- retaining work near Ponderosa Parade.
Pedestrians and cyclists
For safety reasons, pedestrians and off-road cyclists are advised to avoid Mona Vale Road between Daydream Street, Mona Vale, and Manor Road, Ingleside. There is no footpath or cycle way and the road shoulders are not available during construction.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Construction Speed Zone
We have implemented a 40km/hr construction speed limit along our work corridor to maintain safety. The increased truck movements at the multiple construction access gates also require safe entry and exit speeds along the road corridor.
For the safety of motorists and construction workers please follow the speed limits during our day and night work.
How will the work affect you?
There is noise, vibration and dust associated with our work. We make every effort to minimise the impact by notifying residents before work starts near their property.
During night work we direct light away from residential properties, use noise shields where possible, and turn off equipment and vehicles when not in use. Eligible residences will be offered alternative accommodation.
Our work schedule
Our standard working hours are between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Due to daytime traffic restrictions and safety considerations, out of hours work will need to continue for some activities. Out of hours work may happen on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday night from 8pm to 5am with up to three shifts per week, weather permitting. The out of hours work will not be carried out for more than two consecutive nights in the same area. We will advise you before we start night work near your property.
For more information
If you have any enquiries, feedback or concerns, or would like to sign up for our emailing list, please:
Call: 1800 413 640 (24 hour number)
If you need help understanding this information, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to call us on 1800 413 640
Pittwater Community Groups:
Pittwater Online News Christmas-New Years Break
Swim For Lifeline Northern Beaches
Toys ‘n’ Tucker Christmas Appeal
A Good News Story
Brewarinna Bound caring
Save Mona Vale Hospital Update and AGM 2019
- Confirmation of the minutes
- Business Arising
- Treasurer's report
- Election of Management Committee
- Election of Public Officer
- General Business
Friends of Currawong AGM 2019
Scotland Island Dog Race
Seeking Stella Ilimo Info
Pets of the Week
Australian Surfing Awards Nominations now Open
Jason Falinski welcomes #YouCanTalk campaign
Two-Year-Old Return And Earn Keeps Delivering
Safe Places grant round now open to Mackellar organisations
Independent review of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Church Point Ferry Service Christmas Day Runs
- 8.20 am Depart Bells Wharf
- 8.30am Depart Church Point
- 9.30am Depart Church Point
- 10.30am Depart Church Point
- 3.30 pm Depart Church Point
- 4.30pm Depart Church Point
- 5.30pm Depart Church Point
Palm Beach Ferries Summer 2019
Mackellar Food Drive
- Tinned food
- Package goods
- Personal hygiene and laundry products
Please Register Wildlife Road Strikes
- The position via GPS or road and suburb
- The date
- The animal
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