Fight To Recover Pittwater Council Continues Past Election Day
Gathering more signatures - Bob Grace and another willing signer
Fight to Recover Pittwater Council Continues Past Election Day
September 16, 2017: Media Release - Protect Pittwater Association
The fight to recover Pittwater Council will continue despite elections going ahead last week for Northern Beaches Council, campaigners for the return of the former council say.
Protect Pittwater Association president Bob Grace said the group, set up to recover Pittwater Council, had collected more than 1,000 signatures during pre-poll and on election day.
Mr. Grace, a former Pittwater councillor, said the election on September 9 for Northern Beaches Council would not stop the movement to regain Pittwater.
He was joined by Save Our Councils Coalition President Brian Halstead collecting signatures outside the Avalon Recreation Centre booth on election day.
“We ain’t going away,” Mr Grace said.
“We are now stronger than ever - with so many signatures gathered during the election and more and more people wanting to join the action to recover our council.
“The feeling I got from the community on election day is that people would still really like their council back.”
Bob Grace at Avalon Rec. Centre - Local Government election day
Another former Pittwater councillor Sue Young, said she and her husband Tony were joined by other community members at pre-polling in Mona Vale during the two weeks before the election, talking to voters and gathering signatures.
“What upset most people was that their views hadn’t been considered (by the government) before the merger and they were concerned about the size of the new council and prospect of overdevelopment,” Ms Young said.
“To me it was important to be there with the Protect Pittwater sign to let people know that it’s not over yet.”
Sue and Tony Young collecting signatures at pre-poll booths at Mona Vale.
Gathering more signatures - Save Our Councils Coalition President Brian Halstead and another willing signer
Pittwater - Amalgamation Proposal
+ NSW Government's White Paper + Proposed Local Government Reforms + Fit For the Future
NSW Government's White Paper - Issue 116
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One ‘mega council’ Would Be A Disaster for Pittwater - Pittwater residents are satisfied with Council - NSW government's Fit for the Future package includes amendments that make it harder for councils to prove they are financially viable, write Professor Brian Dollery and Joseph Drew - Front Page Issue 189
Community News Issue 212 - May 2015: Local Government Reform - Have your say
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Public Meeting on Proposed Local Government Reforms Indicates Forthcoming Backlash Against NSW State Government - Community Votes 'No' Amalgamation Again
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Pittwater Residents attend NO Amalgamation Rally in Hunters Hill - Front Page Issue 235
Front Page Issue 236: Pittwater Residents Maintain NO Amalgamation Stance at Rosehill...
Keeping Pittwater Independent Stance Persists: Media Releases Monday 12th October to Friday 16th October, 2015 relating to FFTF Reforms by LGNSW, IPART, State and Pittwater Council
Front Page Issue 237: NO FORCED AMALGAMATION RALLY at Winnererremy Bay Park Thursday 29 October 5pm
Pittwater Prefers to Remain Pittwater: Greater Pittwater Option Forwarded as Second Preference: Cr. Hegarty's Address at Council Meeting of November 16, 2015
Community News February 2016: VOICES of PITTWATER - community leaders on amalgamation
Pittwater Residents Urged to Have Their Say on Proposed Council Changes - Passionate residents speak out at Public Inquiry Meetings
Front Page Issue 257 Community Have Their Say on Proposed Amalgamation
Front Page Issue 258: Community Have Their Say on Proposed Amalgamation
Front Page Issue 259: Community Voices on Amalgamation
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Community News Issue 291 - Administrators Minute November 22nd, 2016
Mona Vale Rally on Mona Vale Place Plan Reopens Recent Wounds - Pittwater Council's MVPP List echoes Greater Sydney Commissions List for Mona Vale
Community News Issue 299 : Council Amalgamations Windback: Community Feedback This Week: Issue 299
Calls To Restore Pittwater Council Persist: Issue 300
Community News Issue 304: Interview with Hon. Rob Stokes on Mona Vale Hospital
Protect Pittwater Community Forum: 7 P.M. Tuesday May 16 At Pittwater RSL - What impact will the new government body - the Greater Sydney Planning Commission – have on Pittwater? How will development approvals be carried out? How can we recover our local Pittwater Council?
Pittwater Community Forum Supports Legal Action To Restore Council - Protect Pittwater launched + Front Page Issue 313
Crowd-funding Appeal for Legal Action to Protect Pittwater Launching on Tuesday - contact points fixed + Front Page Issue 314
The Local Government Amendment (Amalgamation Referendums) Bill 2017 Passes Upper House: gives residents in councils that have been forcibly amalgamated the right to a binding vote on de-amalgamation - goes to Lower House first week of August + Front Page Issue 318
Community Expresses Dissatisfaction With B-Line To Newport Proposal and Reduction of L90 Service - Newport SLSC carpark to meet Mona Vale shortfall and be used as bus terminus, 100 buses a day turning through Newport + changing from L90 to B-Line services will make a longer commute for current longest bus run in Sydney + Front Page Issue 318
B-Line Terminating At Newport Won’t Work: Community Residents Groups Alternative - Residents Groups Meeting with Project Team notes there will be no community feedback sought prior to new timetable being published, no through city services covering the ‘Newport Loop’ during peak hours, Newport Surf Club carpark to be used as commuter carpark, proposed L90 cuts during peak hour
Pittwater Calls For Pittwater To Be Restored: We're Not Backing Down - Not Going Away, after NSW Premier's Announcement amalgamations of councils fighting in court against forced mergers will not proceed + Front Page Issue 323
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Fight for Pittwater Continues as Voters Go to the Polls from Protect Pittwater Community Group