October 24 - 30, 2021: Issue 515
This Issue: full list in Contents page
Local Tick Research Shows Rats and Rabbits Are Hosts-Carriers - To hear more about Casey Taylor’s research tune in to The Coast at 11am on Friday 29 October on Radio Northern Beaches (88.7/90.3FM), streaming live on www.rnb.org.au and on TuneIn Radio, and free and on demand at www.mixcloud.com/TheCoastRNB
DIY Ideas October- November Garden Jobs: Let's Get Busy Planting Out Now + Mow For Your Bros. This Movember - By now the seeds you planted a few weeks back will be seedlings and its time to plant them out into the garden beds so they can grow and grow. What should you be planting in late October and November? Everything you want to eat over Summer!
Aquatics Life’s A Beach: Finding Trends In Marine Debris Across Australia
Park Bench Philosopher Marine Heatwaves Don't Just Endanger Ecosystems - They Have Significant Socioeconomic Impacts: A significant proportion of the heatwaves analysed in this paper - like the bleaching and mass mortalities in the Great Barrier Reef - happened in Australia.
Nathan and Mel Wellings: the 2021 24HourRow for Mental Fitness: October 30 to 31 2021, find out how you can get involved
Call Out For Blue Plaque Nominations To Celebrate Our State's Heritage - Communities across the state can now nominate heritage places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program. MPs and MLCs will have until October 31st 2021 to submit their nominations to Heritage NSW for consideration.
This History of the Modern Surfboat has been compiled and written by Bert Hunt, Life Member Moruya Surf Club & Australian Surf Rowers League; our thanks to Bert and the ASRL for permission to re-run this October 2021 Feature.
The first weekend of racing will begin with SLS SNB's Super Saturday, on the 13th of November! Round 1 of the Surf Boats Premiership will be held at Freshwater Beach. Round 2 will be held at Newport Beach on November 20th.
This document has been extensively researched to the point of reasonable accuracy with a lot of input from Surfboat people from each State and many hours spent on web and other searches. Apologies in advance to any boat builder missed, or for any detail not completely correct, as this paper is a best attempt to create a running history of surfboat evolution.
The motivation for creating this document was to give due recognition to each and every surfboat builder across many decades. Our sport has always been totally indebted to these builders for their knowledge, passion and craftmanship in the continuing evolution of the iconic Australian Surfboat. To each of the builders, we the rowers and sweeps, say thank you.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter: October 13
To contact Roy: email@example.com
Scotland Island Newcomers' Welcome
Remembrance Day Service 2021: Pittwater RSL Cenotaph
Avalon Woolworths store slated for refurbishments in 2022
We believe that everyone, in every community, should have good food within their reach. Whether around the corner from your workplace or next door to your home, Woolworths Metro makes sure that you’ve always got the option to walk by and pick up something fresh to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and those cheeky snacks in between.Each one of our stores is tailored to the community it serves. When you’re at work, you’ll find quick lunch options to get you through the workday. And when it comes time for dinner, your neighbourhood store has easy, fresh and delicious options to help you out.
Non-urgent elective surgery to resume across Greater Sydney
Reminder to register your short-term rental
Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022-2026
- help you feel more included in the community
- make it easier for you to get around on the Northern Beaches
- make it easier for you to work or volunteer
- improve the way we deliver services and communicate with you.
Fun Fair to be Hosted by SLS SNB
Katandra Bushland Sanctuary reopens
Newport Rugby AGM 2021
Tritag at Newport this Summer
Avalon Preservation Association AGM 2021
SIRA AGM 2021 and Barbecue
Warringah Rugby Club 2021 AGM
- If you are entitled, in accordance with the Constitution of the Company, to attend and vote at a meeting of the Company, you are entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote in your place at the meeting.
- A proxy does not have to be a member of the Company.
- A proxy appointed by you will have the right to speak at the meeting but is not entitled to vote except on a poll unless the Constitution of the Company otherwise provides.
- Your proxy will be able to demand or join in demanding a poll. You may specify the manner in which your proxy is to vote and where you do so, your proxy is entitled to vote on the resolution except as you specify.
- The proxy form must be signed by you personally or by your attorney.
School zones back in force: slow down
ORRCA's 'Seas the Day' 2022 Calendar now available
Monika’s DoggieRescue’s 2022 Calendar is out Now!
New seniors housing Development Proposals Lodged with council
Proposed Keoride lease for building in front of Warriewood B-Line Car Park
Sydney Wildlife Recycled Bottles for Wildlife 2021
Pittwater Community Groups:
VALE Dmitry George Repin AM
Veteran Commercial Fishers
Candidates encouraged to get a head start
Mackellar MP reads student's address for Youth Voice in Parliament Week: Australia
‘Neighbourhood Watch In Pittwater’ To Launch Updated Model On Monday November 1st 2021
In response to concerns from the community, ‘Neighbourhood Watch in Pittwater’ is launching on Monday November 1st.
Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program which aims to improve the quality of life within a neighbourhood, by minimising preventable crime and promoting closer community ties.
Michael Gencher, Coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch in Pittwater said, “We have come to rely on CCTV and technology to deter and detect crime, and in doing that we have let real-life observation, awareness, and ‘looking after each’ other decline.”
The program relies on the community, community groups and the police working together in a partnership to achieve these aims.
Traditionally, the focus of Neighbourhood Watch has been on reducing crime by directly involving the community in activities that promote safety, or assist with the detection of crime - observation and awareness.
‘Neighbourhood Watch in Pittwater’ is launching a modernised model to include not only community-based crime prevention, but additional programs to address a greater scope of issues and concerns affecting our community – for example:
- Looking after Seniors, and fostering a greater understanding of compassion between generations
- Drug and alcohol use, and early intervention
- Peer pressure, and promotion of friendship skills
- Social media
- Social isolation and depression.
Michael Gencher, Coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch in Pittwater, said “It’s becoming obvious to many of us in the Community that there are growing problems, issues and concerns.
"When I approached Neighbourhood Watch, my thinking was to create the social connections that I see grow at Surf Life Saving Clubs, within the fabric of the wider community.
''Connecting Pittwater Residents through the Neighbourhood Watch programs, in collaboration with other community groups, helps us build a vibrant, safe and secure life for the whole Pittwater community." Mr. Gencher said
Neighbourhood Watch in Pittwater will be working with the vision that a connected community is a safer and healthier community - delivering better wellbeing for residents by providing an added sense of connection, safety and security.
Michael is a Mona Vale local, a father, husband, business owner, vice president of Mona Vale SLSC and a candidate for Pittwater in the upcoming local council elections with Your Northern Beaches Independent Team.
To establish a connected, informed and empowered community this updated model invites all residents to get involved.
Contact Neighbourhood Watch in Pittwater for more information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or follow the Neighbourhood Watch in Pittwater Facebook page at:
Singing Together While Apart - Ipharadisi
Avalon Sailing Club: Open Day For Our Community And New Members
FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2021 AT 16:00
Avalon Sailing club has been teaching children to sail on the glorious waters of Pittwater for more than 80 years.
Members of the public are welcome to visit the club, view our facilities, talk to existing members and explore sailing options offered by the club to all comers from 8 to 88 years of Age!
Avalon Sailing Club is a certified Discover Sailing Australia centre and offers courses for absolute beginners, through to those developing & improving their skills to club racing and beyond.
Please join us on Friday afternoon, enjoy the sunset and amazing view, have a bite to eat, wash it down with a cool drink and meet some of our local members and enthusiasts.
Visit our website at www.avalonsailingclub.com.au for more details, and register online to book your kids into our learn to sail and racing programs.
Pittwater Outriggers Club Back on the Water
Sydney's Tech Central set to boom
Waratahs: Look But Don't Steal
Getting ready to go back to school: top Ten Tips for parents
- Find school equipment and check uniforms and shoes still fit – your child may have grown. Give yourself enough time to organise replacements or a uniform alternative if needed.
- Encourage your child to check their school timetable if needed, pack their school bag, and get their lunch box, drink bottle and uniform ready.
- Plan ahead for making lunch boxes again. You can find some nutritious ideas at www.education.nsw.gov.au/parents-and-carers/wellbeing/health-and-safety/nutrition-at-school and www.healthy-kids.com.au/parents.
- Promote positive conversations. Let them know that school staff are looking forward to seeing them. If they feel nervous or worried, help them understand this is a normal reaction, and that you and their teachers are there to support them.
- Remind your child that everyone at school is working hard to make sure that everyone is safe and that anyone who is unwell will stay home.
- Look at the school website, Facebook page and newsletters to learn about new procedures that may have been introduced such as changes to parents’ access to the school grounds, drop off and pick up points as well as new rules such as wearing face masks or hygiene rules.
- Allow more time than usual on the first morning back to calmly get ready. Take your child to school if that will help build a greater sense of security. Alternatively, encourage your child to meet up with a friend before school and travel in together.
- Routines help provide certainty and increase feelings of security, so it will help to re-establish routines and plan for the return. After-school routines to review the day’s learning and complete homework tasks will also be important.
- Provide opportunities for your child to play and relax at the end of the day. Returning to school can be a big deal especially after lockdown.
- Remember your school is there to help – contact them with any concerns or issues you might have.
New $96 million RNA pilot manufacturing facility for NSW
Development assessment processes in local councils: assessment stage
Pets of the Week
AGE/SEX: 7 months / F
BREED: Staffy X
Charlie is a well-mannered affectionate and friendly girl. She can be a bit shy at times but looks to the handler for reassurance. She walks well on loose lead, loves pats and cuddles and also enjoys a jog. She is looking for an adult home. She has a short coat and weighs 17.8kg. She comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. Her adoption cost is $450.
Soup is a 7 month old Russian Blue boy who came from the pound sick with cat flu and spent 3 weeks at our vets recovering. He is a shy boy who is tentative about being picked up and is looking for an experienced cat rescue family with calm surrounds. He still needs to gain some 500g weight. He would be best as an only cat or one who has had similar flu issues in the past. He weighs 3.4kg
He comes desexed, wormed, F3 vaccinated, FIV tested and microchipped. His adoption fee is $220. For further details call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email email@example.com
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls at Pittwater Place
Call for Entries: North Sydney Art Prize 2022
- Major Open Award $20,000
- Award for Sculpture $12,000
- Site Specific Award $5,000
- Emerging Artist Award $2,000
- Work/on with Paper Award $1,000
- Award for Drawing $1,000
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
Speed humps on McCarrs Creek Rd: please share Wildlife Data
- The position via GPS or road and suburb
- The date
- The animal