June 11 - 17, 2017: Issue 316

Protect Pittwater Campaign Grows: Prepares to Join Winter Festivities Next Weekend

Protect Pittwater Campaign Grows: Prepares to Join Winter Festivities Next Weekend

June 10, 2017

The fighting fund to restore Pittwater Council continues to grow as the campaign prepares to join winter festivities at Careel Bay next weekend.
Protect Pittwater president Bob Grace said the group was stunned by the level of support for the campaign, having reached its crowd-funding target of $10,000 last Sunday, less than a week after going live the previous Tuesday.
Residents were continuing to donate - with the fund now at over $13,000 - and offers of help for the campaign were streaming in.

“Thank you, thank you, to all those people who have contributed and helped us reach our crowd-funding target,” Mr Grace said.
“We are now in a position to seek legal advice and at a meeting this week will decide which lawyers to choose.
“If that advice is positive, we will take legal action.
“However, we are still accepting donations to the crowd-funding campaign because the more we have to spend on our legal team the greater our options.”

Visit: www.chuffed.org/project/protect-pittwater

Mr Grace said members of the Protect Pittwater Association would have a stall at the Careel Bay Winter Festival next Saturday and would be able to talk about the campaign with visitors.
“This is a great family festival and we will be there with a stall so that the Mums and Dads will be able to chat to us about why we are so passionate about Pittwater,” Mr Grace said.
“Careel Bay marina is unique. The Winter Festival with its wooden boats is a great community gathering and is what Pittwater is all about.”
Copies of a petition asking the state government to restore Pittwater Council would also be available for residents to sign at the festival – to be held at the Careel Bay Marina, at the end of George Street in Avalon.
The lesser of 250 signatures or a number equal to 10 per cent of the former Pittwater area are needed to petition the Local Government Minister for a public inquiry about de-amalgamation.

However, Protect Pittwater are committed to collecting many more – to show the depth of feeling in the local community.
This two-pronged approach – combining legal action and the petition with a proposal for a de-merger - was endorsed unanimously at a public forum last month, resulting in setting up of the Protect Pittwater Association.

By Miranda Korzy
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Careel Bay Marina Annual Winter Festival 

Saturday 17th June: 8.30 am to 3pm
94 George Street
(02) 9918 2331
There's an array of Local Artists, Market stalls, Live Music, Food and drinks, Children's Activities, Classic Timber Boats.


One of the Classic Timber Boats that was on display at the 2016 Careel Bay Winter Festival