June 4 - 10 2023: Issue 586
This Issue: full list in Contents page
Rory Amon, Liberal MP For Pittwater: Inaugural Speech To The Parliament Of New South Wales
NSW Government Takes Urgent Action To Recruit More Bus Drivers: Bus Passenger Forum For Our Area To Be Held June 24 2023 At Dee Why - Or Email In Comments
North Avalon - Careel Bay Footpath Construction Finally Begins
Pittwater MP To Introduce New Stop PEP-11 Bill
Aquatics: World Oceans Day 2023 (June 8th): 'Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing' - Weedy Seadragons Citizen Scientist Project + Living Ocean's Welcome To Whale Ocean Country + Plastics Research
Tibetan Library Collection Safeguards Language and Culture (Launched at Dee Why) by Miranda Korzy, Pittwater Councillor
Two Catherines - A Twisted Scotland Island Tale: Runs This June
Pictures: Sorry Day In Pittwater 2023 + THE VOICE Information Program + Website Launched
A Journey In India: Part 2 by Robyn McWilliam
Surf Life Saving NSW Drones Set To Fly Further - Save More Lives: The Long Range UAV Project
Park Bench Philosophers Pittwater's Great Outdoors: Spotted To The North, South, East + West: Palm Beach Boat House rebuild going well - First day of Winter Rainbow over Turimetta - what's Blooming in the bush? + more by Joe Mills, Selena Griffith and Pittwater Online
The new President of the Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch has served Australia for almost 50 years in our Defence Forces. His story is definitely a case of 'join the Navy and see the world' along with the wide range of roles a person can undertake in our Defence Forces.
Commodore Richard Temple Menhinick AM, CSC is a retired senior officer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Richard joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1976, finishing his training in 1980 he underwent training as a Principal Warfare Officer and in 1983 was posted as the naval Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Tasmania, Sir James Plimsoll.
Richard went on to serve as exchange Officer with the Royal Navy on board HMS Cardiff and has served as the commanding officer of HMAS Anzac, HMAS Warramunga – 1st commission - and served as the executive officer of HMAS Hobart.
He was serving as the Commandant of the Australian Command and Staff College until 2012 when he handed over to Brigadier Peter Gates.
In transitioning into private capacity, although Commodore(Rt’d.) Menhinick’s story is one of success and being able to share knowledge that has benefitted Australia and Australians – serving still really – although it was not the smooth, supported, transition it could have been.
Richard seems to be bent on ‘getting the job done’ and not pausing for praise – he is a straight talker and one who sees all as equals. Richard genuinely cares about others, whatever their background, in whichever settings he meets them, despite the rank he achieved in the RAN and the deployments he undertook. He is essentially a man who loves his wife and family and our area, having grown up here since his family moved to Australia when he was just 2 years of age.
This Issue a small insight into the long and winding road, or sea paths, of one of our own.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter: May 1, 2023
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Contents May 1st 2023 Issue: Did Scotland Island Used To Be More Fun?, Island Feast for Freedom 2023, Two Catherines: A Twisted Scotland Island Tale, Island Playgroup, The Tuesday Discussion Group, Seafarers' Shindig, International Folk Dancing, Scotland Island Café, Scotland Island Fire Shed Dinner, Scotland Island Revive Retreat, Two Catherines: A Twisted Scotland Island Tale, Winter Market Day, For sale: Stacer 498 Bowrider 2007, Island home for rent, Local handyman for hire
Council's Plan to protect our great green canopy; feedback invited
- continuing to plant 5,000 trees per year
- conduct an audit of trees in priority areas
- measure tree canopy cover every four years.
- implement an iconic tree register for public land.
- raise awareness about tree planting programs.
- improve tree diversity and health.
- strengthen the Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plans to focus on retention and protection of tree canopy.
Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy: Have you say
- preliminary assessment
- enforcement (where necessary).
- council's approach to compliance under a risk-based framework
- how council assign priority to enquiries
- how investigations are undertaken
- the role of private certifiers
- assistance if there is dissatisfaction with a decision.
- completing the submission form here or
- emailing council at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- writing to us marked 'Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy' to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655.
Planned Hazard Reduction Burn
$70 million for eating disorders and childhood mental health
- determine the factors that affect the mental health and wellbeing of children
- find ways to improve access to evidence-based treatments and their delivery
- address inequities in childhood mental health and psychological distress outcomes
- inform implementation of current and future policies and programs in child mental health.
- The University of Sydney (InsideOut Institute): eClinic - $4,000,000
- National Eating Disorders Collaboration: Right Care Right Place - $3,926,000
- headspace National: Embedding eating disorder treatment in headspace centres - $1,530,000
- The University of Sydney (InsideOut Institute): Digital GP Hub - $4,000,000
- Butterfly Foundation: Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (v-IOP) - $2,844,000
- Eating Disorders Families Australia: Fill the Gap - $1,700,000
- Eating Disorders QLD: Brief Intervention/Therapy for Eating Disorders (bITE) - $2,000,000
- Medical Research Future Fund: Childhood Mental Health Research Plan* - $50,000,000
Monika's Doggie Rescue: Pets of the Week
To find out more call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email Monika@DoggieRescue.com. RON R251000024
Please join us in celebrating 100 years of Creative Leisure: 1924 – 2024
Expanded training opportunities for NSW skills providers
RFS Large Air Tanker called on to assist firefighters during U.S. wildfire season
Launch of Armistice in Korea 1953-23 photography exhibition
Changes to public access to council records under the State Records Act 1998
- Changes to the State Records Act 1998 (the Act) that take effect from 1 January 2024 will affect council records. Under the changes:
- State records will be open to the public by default once they are 20 years old, unless they are closed via a Closed to Public Access (CPA) direction
- public offices (including councils) will be required to submit a plan in 2024 outlining their intention to transfer records that are required as State archives.
- As a result of changes to the Act that took effect on 31 December 2022, parts of the Act governing public access, transfers and records that have strayed (‘estrays’) are now administered by Museums of History NSW (MHNSW), a new statutory body.
- Other parts of the Act are administered by State Records Authority NSW (State Records NSW).
- Councils will need to renew or register CPA directions with MHNSW well in advance of 1 January 2024 to ensure appropriate protection of sensitive information.
- During 2024, councils will need to submit a transfer plan to MHNSW.
- Changes to the parts of the Act administered by MHNSW are as follows:
- Section 32(4): Transfer planning – this new section will require public offices (including councils) to plan for the transfer of records required as State archives into the State Archives Collection, and to submit a plan to MHNSW. This requirement will apply even if there is no intention to transfer records at the present time.
- Section 50: Reduction in the Open Access Period – the Open Access Period for State records will reduce from 30 years to 20 years. The Act establishes a presumption that records in the Open Access Period should be open to public access.
- Section 51: State records will become open to the public by default after 20 years – State records that are at least 20 years old will be open to public access if they are currently subject to an Open to Public Access (OPA) direction or do not have an access direction in place. There is no change to the capacity for a public office to apply a CPA direction or the requirement for CPA directions to be renewed every 5 years.
- State records that currently have a 30-year OPA direction registered will be open to the public once they are 20 years old
- State records that are 20 or more years old and do not have an access direction registered will automatically be open to the public.
- CPA directions that were made more than 5 years ago will need to be renewed before 1 January 2024 or the records will automatically be open to the public once they are 20 years old.
2023 Volunteer of the Year Nominations Open
- Be a volunteer in NSW, a practice defined as time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain*.
- Have volunteered during the previous 12 months for a legitimate not-for-profit organisation, community group, or other entity which engages volunteers in a safe and legal manner, such as schools or government agencies.
Council: Fox baiting notice to pet owners
- Manly Dam, Manly Vale
- Allenby Park, Allambie Heights
- Forestville Park, Forestville
- Middle Creek Reserve, Oxford Falls
- Dee Why Lagoon Wildlife Refuge
Report Hate Crimes
Letters to the Editor
Volunteers needed: meals on wheels
become a volunteer radio operator: MRNSW
JP Public Register
- Terry Jones J.P.
- Robert (Bob) Wood J.P.
- Deborah Hendy(Carter) J.P
Pittwater Community Groups:
Speed humps on McCarrs Creek Rd: please share Wildlife Data
- The position via GPS or road and suburb
- The date
- The animal
VALE John Ward OAM
For service to the community through a range of organisations.
Narrabeen-Pittwater Branch of the Australian Labor Party
- President, since 1997.
- Honorary Treasurer, 1987-1996.
Elanora Community Centre
- Honorary Treasurer, 1999-2019.
- Honorary Secretary, 1989-1999.
Elanora Park Tennis Club
- President, 1980.
- Honorary Treasurer, 1977-1979, 1981.
- Member, 1975-1984.
Royal Life Saving Society of Australia
- Member, 1960-2018.
- Examiner, 1960-2018.
- Founder, Aquatic Club, 1962.
- Former Teacher, New South Wales Department of Education.
- Life Member, Sydney North Secondary Schools Sports Association.
- Life Member, Manly-Warringah Teachers Association.
- Life Member, New South Wales Teachers Federation.
- Former Director, Sydney Academy of Sport.
- President, Sydney North Secondary School Sports Association, 1991-1999.
- Volunteer, Sydney Olympic Games, 1998-2000.
- Secretary, Parramatta District Men's Basketball Association, 1966-1972.
- State Referee, Sydney basketball Referees Association, 1965-1972.
- Umpire, Chequers Netball Club, 1965-1988.
- Referee, New South Wales Rugby League, 1966.
- Honorary Treasurer, Pittwater Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of
- President, 2nd Narrabeen Scout Group 1973-1977.
- Member, Manly-Warringah Environmental Education Association, 1981-1983.
- Vice-President, Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) Inc, 1992-2000.
Council a winner at Local Government Awards
Acts Of Kindness Community Outreach: Winter Blanket and Coat Drive 2023
Picnic In The Park At Avalon Beach A Great Success
Picnic in the Park, Dunbar Park on Saturday morning, June 3rd 2023, hosted by Northern Beaches Council, was a great success - they sold 1,500 tickets.
The Show seen here was The Busy Izzy and Friends show. Peppa Pigs 'Taking Turns' live show was on next!
Photos: courtesy Cr. Miranda Korzy
Sydney Wildlife Mobile Care Unit: Quilt Auction
Team Island Boot Camp take on Push-up challenge
ABHS June 2023 Meeting: ‘Royal’ Avalon golf links
NSW Government secures legislation to protect Sydney Water and Hunter Water from privatisation
In Tune with Tony B
Public Amenities Upgrade: Rowland Reserve Bayview, feedback invited
Lock up your cars: thieves about
help at hand for first home buyers
Edible Exhibition: 100 Cakes for 100 Years of Manly CWA - get involved!
Winter Market Day: Scotland Island - Catherine Park call out for makers
Narrabeen Sharks JRLFC: A sharks tale the Book Celebrates 90 years of the Narrabeen Sharks
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary needs volunteers
Rig Recycle: Fishing Gear Items
Mona Vale Residents Association
Volunteers Needed: Red Cross Avalon Shop
Please Slow Down: Wildlife Crossing
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