May 25 - 31, 2014: Issue 164
Narrabeen Lagoon and Northern N.S.W.'s Environment Champion Jim Somerville - A Tribute
Pittwater and Warringah have lost one of their champions for common sense this week. Tributes, all extolling the contribution this lively gentleman made to Narrabeen Lagoon’s environment and heritage as well as the work he undertook to save the rainforest of Grady’s Creek, and prevent the destruction of areas near Mount Colong in the Blue Mountains, are among his works.
It is Jim’s perseverance in Narrabeen many here will remember him for:
Lagoon Pathway a reality
"Friends (FoNLC) salutes Jim Somerville for his successful championing of a multi-use pathway around Narrabeen Lagoon. A $4m Federal Grant, is enabling the pathway to be built. As former Warringah Administrator Dick Persson said, “Without Jim’s persistence, this project would have never got off the ground.” from, FoNLC Newsletter, 2009
More, including some extracts from works written by the gentleman himself, HERE
$12 Million Addition to Mona Vale Hospital - New Beachside Rehabilitation Unit Opened This Week
New Rehabilitation Unit at Mona Vale Hospital , photograph - supplied, 2014
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today (19.5.2014)welcomed the opening of Mona Vale Hospital’s new $12 million Beachside Rehabilitation Unit.
The completion of this state-of-the-art facility comes after more than 12 months of construction and will accommodate an extra 26 impatient beds and a variety of purpose built therapy spaces and exercise rooms.
This project joins a series of other major infrastructure works currently underway on the hospital’s campus and will help secure Mona Vale Hospital as a leader in sub-acute and rehabilitation medicine.
Details and more pictures HERE
Pittwater Schools Celebrate Timor Leste's Independence Day
Children at Pittwater Schools Maria Regina in Avalon and Sacred Heart in Mona Vale found out about water supplies in their sister village this year as part of Timor Leste Return to Independence Celebrations. Photo by Peta Wise.
Magoo Charity Classic 2014 Raises Over Thirty Thousand
Beau Nixon and Barry ‘Magoo’ McGuigan – at Soldiers Beach – 2014 Magoo Classic. Photo Courtesy of Beau.