April 21 - 27, 2024: Issue 622

This Issue: full list in Contents page 

Front Page Issue 622 

Commendation For Newport Surf Club's President: Fit For Change Surf Program + Region Commanders Certificate Of Appreciation For Young Life Saver - The NSW Police Force Youth Command great Programs through PCYC clubs

Warriewood Cliff-Rescue Wins State Award: SLS NSW Rescue Of The Month

Standalone Child and Youth Homelessness Housing Plan Called For: Youth Homelessness Matters Day  2024 - Over 8 Thousand Young People Turned Away From Crisis Accommodation 

The 'Newport Loop': Some History

Pictures: Autumn 2024 School Holidays Fun That Won't Break The Bank: Explore All Those Pittwater Pathways To Public Lands & Reserves, Catch A Ferry, Take A Stroll, Have A Hike, Go Watching Whales, Dolphins, Birds

Aquatics: Surfing Australia's Irukandjis Updates2024 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Team Announced - Milla Brown Team Captain +  Irukandjis Team Now In El Salvador For The 2024 ISA World Longboard Championship

Australia's Sailing Squad For America's Cup In Barcelona Announced

Park Bench Philosophers Another Wildlife Trafficker Sentenced To Imprisonment In Sydney: World-First Technology Developed To Detect Wildlife Trafficking

Profile of the Week The 2024 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships: The Long List Of The Hundreds From The Peninsula Who Took Part In Youth, Masters, And Open Surf Sport Disciplines 

Surf sports allows surf lifesavers to practice and hone the skills used to save people on the beach and in the water. With disciplines such as Board Rescue, First Aid, Single Ski, Beach Sprint or 1- to 2k runs, Rescue Tube Relays, Surf Boat rowing, the First Aid Competition, Champion Patrol and the most prestigious of surf events – the Ironman and Ironwoman, all aspects of what surf lifesavers learn and undertake are included.

An IRB surf sports calendar of events takes place over Winter as these vital part of the lifesaver equipment are used throughout the Season and, more and more, as part of rescues and support during weather emergency events for evacuations. 

Traditional events such as the March Past and R&R are making a comeback with an increased number of competitors taking part over the last couple of seasons and once again Collaroy SLSC has proved to be among the best at the March Past competitions this Season, as have the next generation of Mona Vale SLSC's members.

Although many of these surf sport disciplines are practised during Youth, Open and Masters carnivals within the the SLS Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Season over Spring and Summer, and thousands take part in the Surf Life Saving NSW State championships, the annual Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, the ‘Aussies’, is the one most members want to take part in at least once, or as much as they can, year after year.

This Issue, that long long list of those who went north and had a go.

History Damien Parer – A Bungan Beach And WWII War Photographer; Anzac Day 2024 Precursors

Damien Peter Parer (August 1st 1912 – September 17th 1944) was an Australian war photographer. He became famous for his war photography of the Second World War, and was killed by Japanese machine-gun fire at Peleliu, Palau. He was cinematographer for Australia's first Oscar-winning film, Kokoda Front Line!, an edition of the weekly newsreel, Cinesound Review, which was produced by Ken G. Hall. 

He was also a great friend of Max Dupain, visiting our area and photographing friends of Olive Cotton on Bungan Beach during the Spring and Summer of 1938. 

Pittwater Offshore Newsletter: March 2, 2024

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Contents: Secret Island Opening Night: 'a Triumph',  Secret Island: what you didn't know about your neighbour, Feast for Freedom, Cooking Class, The Tuesday Discussion Group, Island Café, International Folk Dancing, Moon Dance

To contact Roy:  editor@scotlandisland.org.au

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2024

Sunday 21 April
  • Narrabeen RSL Sub-Branch - 11.30am March from Narrabeen Surf Club to Narrabeen Cenotaph, followed by service.
  • Forestville RSL Sub-Branch - 2.40pm March followed by service.
Thursday 25 April
  • Pittwater RSL Sub-Branch - 5.20am Dawn Service.
  • Newport Dawn Service, 5.30 a.m. at Trafalgar Park Cenotaph, Gladstone Street, Newport.
  • Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch - 5.30am Dawn Service, 11am March and 11.40am commemorative service.
  • Whale Beach, 6am Dawn Service at Whale Beach, in front of Surf Club
  • Church Point: Our traditional ANZAC Day service will be held at Thomas Stephens Reserve, Church Point on Tuesday, 25 April, commencing 10.45 am. 
  • RSL LifeCare ANZAC Village (The War Vets) – 6am Service followed by community breakfast and taxi cavalcade.
  • Forestville RSL Sub-Branch - 5.30am Dawn Service.
  • Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch - 10.45am March from Iluka road to Palm Beach RSL, followed by Service.
  • Collaroy RSL Sub-Branch - 5pm Sunset Service.

2024 Infectious disease alerts - Whooping Cough

Australia is facing a whooping cough outbreak. Some 2,799 cases were recorded in the first three months of 2024. Cases are highest in Queensland and New South Wales, with more than 1,000 recorded in each state.

Although NSW Health has not issued an alert, one is listed, dated March 27 2024, on the '2024 - Infectious disease alerts' - NSW Health webpage.

Whooping cough is a serious and highly contagious respiratory disease. Also called pertussis, it’s caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.

The initial symptoms of whooping cough resemble other cold and flu-like symptoms. These include runny nose, sneezing, mild cough and fever. However, as the disease progresses into the second week, the coughing fits become worse and more frequent. After or between bouts of coughing, patients may gasp for air and produce the characteristic “whoop” noise.
The disease is also sometimes called the “100-day cough” as it can last for 6–12 weeks. It’s especially serious and can be life-threatening in new-borns who are yet to receive their vaccinations. In older children who are fully vaccinated, as well as adolescents and adults, the disease is normally less severe. However, even in adults, the coughing can lead to fractured ribs.

Antibiotics are used to treat whooping cough but are most effective when given during the initial stages of the illness. You can check this with your GP if you’re not sure if any coughing in children or adults is the disease presenting. Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should stay away from infants.

The NSW advice states:
1. Whooping cough continues to increase in NSW, particularly amongst school-aged children.
2. Prompt diagnosis, isolation and antibiotics can reduce transmission and protect infants.

Bright Future for Manly

Member for Manly, James Griffin said today’s (April 17) business forum has provided a unique launching pad for ‘Making Manly Great Again’.

Mr Griffin said “Recent data indicates the local economy hasn’t fully recovered from the impact of COVID.

“In response I called today’s meeting of hospitality and visitor economy operators to consider ways of revitalising the economy for Manly and the surrounding suburbs.”

Key speakers included General Manager, Tourism Development NRMA, Michael Betteridge who said Manly is a unique beachside destination.

He said, “The domestic economy is the powerhouse in terms of visitor spend. Day tripping is the unsung hero of what we do in the visitor economy. If we can build a vibrant destination for day trippers in Sydney, that vibrancy attracts people from all over the State and then overseas,” Mr Betteridge said.

Co-Founder and Director of ‘Night at the Barracks’, Cameron Coghlan expressed excitement over the forum’s success.

“Such an incredible opportunity to chat with local businesses in the area and build the camaraderie between us all.

“It would be great if ‘Night at the Barracks’ can be one of the vehicles to show off Manly and all the amazing businesses in the area," he said.

Mr Griffin said the turn-out was fantastic and the comments and positive proposals were excellent.

“I’m excited for the future of Manly and the surrounding suburbs as we work together on implementing ideas from the forum, including a ‘Calendar of Compelling Events’.

“I thank all those who participated, including Manly Business Chamber representatives, local business operators, associates, and key speakers. 

“We are on track to ‘Making Manly Great Again’,” Mr Griffin said.

Photo: James Griffin MP addresses the ‘Making Manly Great Again’ Forum. Image supplied

Northern Beaches Para Surfer Boardriders Club (Mona Vale): 2024 Pittwater RSL Boardriders Inclusive Classic, May 4th 2024 - FREE

The NBPSB & MVB club’s both rely on membership fees, donations, sponsorships, grants & fundraisers to fund their operations. This is the annual fundraiser round of the year and while we are at it let's have some fun! 
Sign up at: HERE

  • Regular Round of NBPSB + MVB Competition from 8am
  • We have food trucks incoming!  G Toasties, Ice Cream Truck and Spit Roast for purchase during the day. You wont go hungry!
  • Northern Beaches Rehabilitation will be there to provide their superb services and massages throughout the day - https://nbrehab.com.au/
The afternoon will be action packed...
Kicking it off is the Para Surfers Exhibition Session. Surfers of all different classes will be inspirational and make you wonder why your standing on the beach.

Then the Expression Session by PRO Surfers should be explosive and impressive!
We start to wind up the day time activities with some tunes and grazing table upstairs in the MV SLSC Cooks Terrace while watching down on the club finals.

Club Presentation & Awards will be following the finals on the sand.

There will be more awesome Live Music & pizza for dinner. Drinks are avail to purchase.
Buy tickets HERE: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1203895 for the lucky door prize ticket & entry to MVSLSC Cooks Terrace ($10 per person - $40 per family). Every ticket sold helps both clubs in different ways, but in both cases its reinvested into our members and building the best clubs and community going round.

Don't miss out on the chance to win some fantastic prizes!! We have been kindly donated by QB Interior a DiRodi E-bike as 1st prize in our Raffle! So many other fantastic prizes!!
After you sign up be sure to buy your tickets for the Lucky Door Prize  and Raffle today and catch the wave of support! Prize will be drawn 8pm on May 4, 2024.

Catch you on the sand 🏄🏻🤙🏼
NOTE: If you are not a current active member of the club (ie not financial) you do not need to sign up for the May round unless you would like to and we would of course be very grateful

Nominate a Volunteer today

Nominations have now opened for the 2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year awards which celebrate the hard work and dedication of volunteers in the community. 

Member for Manly, James Griffin said volunteers are the backbone of so many community groups, organisations and initiatives. 

“Volunteers contribute $178 billion to the NSW economy, and I know here locally, our community just wouldn’t run as it does, without the hard work and dedication of volunteers,” Mr Griffin said. 

“I’ve said many times that volunteers are the backbone of our community, and that is particularly true in the Manly electorate. 

“From church groups, surf clubs and emergency services personnel to hospital auxiliaries, St John’s Ambulance volunteers and service club members, there are those in our community who work day and night to make our part of the world a better place to live. 

“There are countless projects and initiatives in our electorate that simply would never have happened without the work of volunteers, and I sincerely thank everyone who sacrifices their time and effort for our community’s betterment.” 

Mr Griffin said, “If you know someone who deserves to be recognised as part of the 2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, I encourage you to get your nomination in now!” 

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are an annual program aimed at recognising the incredible dedication, effort and community service of our state’s volunteers, volunteer leaders and volunteer teams. 

There are eight categories of awards including Adult Volunteer of the Year, Young Volunteer of the Year, Senior Volunteer of the Year, and more. 

Nominations for this year’s awards close on 14 June 2024.
For more information, visit the The Centre of Volunteering website at:  www.volunteering.com.au/awards/about-the-awards

Part of the 100 strong volunteer members of Marine Rescue Broken Bay. Photo: Michael Mannington, Community Photography

Transfer of Investment NSW and Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer to the Premier’s Department

On Friday April 12 2024 NSW Premier Chris Minns announced that industry, innovation, trade and investment functions will return to the centre of government through the transfer of Investment NSW to the Premier’s Department.

In addition, changes will be made to Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade, to provide a renewed focus on government priorities in the arts, hospitality, tourism and the night-time economy portfolios, as well as driving the implementation of key reforms, including the vibrancy reforms, the government stated.

These changes will include a new name, the Department of Creative Industries, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport.

The changes will come into effect on July 1, 2024, subject to the approval of the Governor-in-Council:
  • Venues NSW, NSW Institute of Sport and the Office of Sport will be related agencies of the new Department of Creative Industries, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport 
  • Investment NSW and the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer to join the Premier’s Department
  • All remaining functions and entities that are currently part of or related to DEIT will become part of or related to the Department of Creative Industries, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport.
NSW Premier Chris Minns said:  
“The changes announced today bring structure and better co-ordination to important portfolios which together ensure our trade and investment is at the centre of government.
“This is a government that is focused on opening up Sydney and NSW for business, boosting the economy and creating jobs in these important sectors.”

Long Reef boardwalk & bridge replacement: in FRP (Fibre-reinforced plastic)- have your say

Closes May 12
Council are planning to replace the boardwalk and bridge, relocating it slightly further away from the coast to minimise the impacts of storm surges. 

Relocation of the boardwalk results in minor changes to two greens and a pathway on Long Reef Golf Course. Council states the Golf Club are supportive of the current option.
The new boardwalk is proposed to be constructed from Fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP; also called fibre-reinforced polymer, or in American English fiber) is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibres. The fibres are usually glass (in fibreglass), carbon (in carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer), aramid, or basalt.

Council invite you to provide feedback by:
Please include 'Long Reef boardwalk & bridge replacement' in the subject line of all email or written feedback.

Plan image: NBC

Heading to the Basin camping over the school holidays? 

Let Barrenjoey Boating Services transport you and all your camping gear directly across Pittwater on one of their barges. From $130 for up to 7 passengers and gear it’s the easiest and most cost effective way to travel. 
Bookings on 02 9974 4229.

Church Point Landscape and Road Upgrades: Project update - March 2024

Council have completed the report on the outcomes of engagement and revised the original plans for landscape improvements and road realignment works.

Council will be exhibiting the revised road realignment plans and design soon. 
Follow this page on their website to stay up to date.

Council states works on the road realignment and landscaping will be sequenced to commence from mid to late 2024.

Mid 2025: Thomas Stephens Reserve works commence

The works at the reserve are scheduled to commence when the road realignment is complete.

Please join us in celebrating 100 years  of  Creative Leisure: 1924 – 2024

What are your memories of Creative Leisure?
Calling past participants in any Creative Leisure Movement activities, to send us your stories or experiences.
By Post: Northern Beaches Creative Leisure & Learning Inc
PO Box 1718  WARRIEWOOD 2102
Phone: 9944 6027

Letters to the Editor

Letters should preferably be 150 to 175 words, but considering the magazines inability to word limit itself - that remains optional. Letters must include the writer's address and phone number and 'permission to publish'. Letters should not contain attachments - these will be requested if required to illustrate content/subject.  Letters should be exclusive to Pittwater Online News. The editor's prerogative includes editing letters for length, grammar or legal reasons, among other considerations. Email: pittwateronlinenews@bigpond.com

Pittwater Community Groups: 

Sports (plus Social Members)

Gardens and Environment

Rural Fire Brigades
Services - Community Organisations

Arts and Social

JP Public Register

You can find a Justice of the Peace (JP) using the online Public Register. You can search by postcode, name of a JP, day of availability, language spoken and JP registration number. The register lists a JP’s location, availability and telephone number. Please note that JPs are volunteers and may not be available at all times. Click here to access the JP Public RegisterNB: There are  3 J.P’s working in Pittwater RSL Sub-Branch office, we work every Monday (10:30am to 15:30)except on public holidays:
  1. Terry Jones J.P.
  2. Robert (Bob) Wood J.P.
  3. Deborah Hendy(Carter) J.P

Mona Vale Residents Association

Mona Vale Residents Association is a community group encouraging involvement on important matters within the Mona Vale area. Email: mvrasydney@gmail.com

Report Hate Crimes

If you are subjected to hate on social media or online you should keep evidence by taking screen shots of the abuse including usernames, URLs and any other relevant information. 
You can report the abuse directly to the platform and report in person at any Police Station. If you witness a hate incident or hate crime but are not the victim, you can still make a report to the NSW Police.

In an Emergency call Triple Zero (000). If not urgent, you can report online at crimestoppers.com.au or call 1800 333 000 or report in person at any Police Station. 

Speed humps on McCarrs Creek Rd: please share Wildlife Data 

Local wildlife rescuers are asking all members of the public to report any roadkill on McCarrs Ck Rd or any other road in the NB (Wakehurst Parkway or Mona Vale Road for instance) on www.wildlifemapping.org

It records the GPS position, date, sex, species. Photos can be added as they help in identification. The data is then forwarded to OEH and Transport NSW as it can help establish the best places to place  mitigation. Thanking you all in advance for your help with this. There is so much wildlife on the move in our area at present due to various pressures. Although we have had pictures sent to us, many of these have no date or location. There is a database that volunteers maintain but this needs three pieces of information:
  1. The position via GPS or road and suburb
  2. The date
  3. The animal
The details can be entered into the database directly by you at: www.wildlifemapping.org

Marine Rescue Cottage Point News

A huge congratulations to Mark Burslem who passed his Crew Operational Assessment (OA) last weekend. From multiple reports he passed with flying colours and was back out on the water soon after supporting an assist.

Well done Mark and thank you to everyone involved in the assessment!

Photo: MRCP

Canopy Keepers Community Catch-up: april 28- av. Bowlo

As Canopy Keepers we love meeting and talking to people who share our passion for trees, wildlife and our beautiful environment. 

You might have met us at a Tree Give-away where we get to talk about plants, your garden and often our concerns about what is happening in Pittwater and beyond. 

Meeting you motivates us enormously to continue what we are doing, which is working to change policy and to educate our community on the immense value of preserving our canopy; created over decades, and so hard to replace once gone.

So please join us on Sunday 28th of April at the Avalon Bowlo from 3pm, and let's continue the conversation; and did we mention the prizes and the games?!

Be early because whilst things are serious and we love to 'talk trees', we also need to connect to community and have some fun! 🌳

Council appoints two new Directors

Friday, 19 April 2024
Council has announced the appointments of Kelly Loveridge to the newly formed role of Chief Operating Officer and Campbell Pfeiffer, as the Director Transport & Assets.

Kelly, who is currently Director Corporate Services at Inner West Council, has extensive executive experience gained over almost 25 years across the public and private sectors in corporate services and infrastructure. This new role consolidates two existing directorates of Corporate and Legal, and Workforce and Technology.

Campbell Pfeiffer’s appointment follows his successful tenure with the Council at the executive level managing diverse portfolios including property, assets, capital works, procurement, risk and compliance. His career spans over 20 years in both the government and private sectors. Campbell has been acting in the Director Transport & Assets role for several months.

“We are very fortunate to have two outstanding appointments who are joining the chief executive team and through their industry expertise, I am confident will continue to see our organisation deliver the highest quality and value of services to our community,” said Scott Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Beaches Council.

Kelly Loveridge will join Council in late June 2024 and Campbell Pfeiffer’s appointment will be effective immediately.

Improving Road Safety: Cabbage Tree Road, Bayview

Comments Close: Sun 19 May 2024
Comments opened: Fri 12 Apr 2024

Federal Government Black Spot Program
This project is funded through the Federal Government's Black Spot Program. The Australian Government's Black Spot program targets specific road locations where crashes have occurred by funding measures to reduce the risk and severity of further crashes occurring. The installation of the proposed measures would improve overall road safety for both motorists and pedestrians and would potentially reduce the likelihood and severity of accidents at this location.

What are council proposing?
Following a review of the historical crash data over a five-year period and investigating concerns from the community about motorist and pedestrian safety along Cabbage Tree Road and on Pittwater Road near the intersection with Cabbage Tree Road, Bayview, council have proposed safety improvements which include the installation of:
  • A raised threshold with marked cycle ways, warning, and speed advisory signs on Pittwater Road near the intersection with Cabbage Tree Road.
  • A combination of raised thresholds, warning signs, speed advisory signs, reflective pavement markers, barriers on the roadside and a raised median around the bend along Cabbage tree road.
Council states the proposal would improve the speed at which motorists travel, keep motorists within their own lane and improve overall road safety for both motorists and pedestrians.

The installation of a cycle way on either side of the proposed raised threshold on Pittwater Road near Cabbage Tree Road will facilitate safe passage for cyclists on the popular road cycling route.

Lease of Bilgola Beach Cafe

Submissions close Wednesday 24 April 2024
Council are proposing to enter into a lease to fit out and operate the café located at 400 Barrenjoey Road, Bilgola Beach NSW 2107.

A tender will be released to source an experienced operator in the coming months. The lease is intended to be granted to the successful tenderer for five years, with an additional five-year option.

The premises forms part of Bilgola Beach Reserve Trust (R58243), Lot 7327 DP 1164236, of which Council is the Crown Land Manager. Council is required to give notice in accordance with Section 3.22 of the CLM Act 2016 and Section 47 of the LGA 1993.

Submissions in relation to the proposal may be made:
 -  Writing to:
 Proposed Lease – Bilgola Beach Café
 Northern Beaches Council
 PO Box 82
 Manly NSW 1655

Submissions close Wednesday 24 April 2024
All submissions in their entirety may be made publicly available in the Public Notification Report. Personal identifying information and content which is discriminatory, hateful or which may defame, offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate will be redacted.

Lease Plan:

plastic bread ties for wheelchairs

The Berry Collective at 1691 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale collects them for Oz Bread Tags for Wheelchairs, who recycle the plastic.

Berry Collective is the practice on the left side of the road as you head north, a few blocks before Mona Vale shops . They have parking. Enter the foyer and there's a small bin on a table where you drop your bread ties - very easy.

A full list of Aussie bread tags for wheelchairs is available at: HERE 

Science Week 2024: school grants

The school theme for National Science Week in 2024 is Species Survival - More than just sustainability. The theme aims to highlight the importance of science and innovation in ensuring the survival and thriving of different species in an ever-changing world.

Students will have an amazing variety of topics to investigate, and be able to dive into issues of particular interest to them: disease-causing organisms, life-saving chemicals, clean water, photosynthesis, genetic screening, physics of building structures, artificial intelligence, and microplastics.

School grants

Grants of up to $500 are provided to support National Science Week activities in schools and preschools.

The four criteria that the applications are ranked against are the:

  1. likely impact of proposed activity on student learning outcomes in STEM;
  2. contribution to the ongoing and increased student participation and engagement in school STEM programs;
  3. practicality and scope of proposed activity; and
  4. potential for parent and/or community and/or neighbouring school/s involvement.

Be sure to read all of the terms and conditions before applying online via the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) website. Applications close on 12 April 2024.

The grants are administered by ASTA and the grant pool of $110,000 is provided by the Australian Government.

Teaching Resource Book

Download the free Species Survival teacher resource book (17.5 MB, pdf) and the companion student journal (4.8MB, pdf). There is also a flipbook version of the resource book. A listing of the web links in the book is also available if you are using a printed copy of the book.

School Poster

The Species Survival - More than just sustainability A3 poster for 2024 is available to download and print (6 MB, pdf).

Nominate For 2024 Public Education Awards

Nominations for the 2024 Public Education Awards are now open.

The awards showcase the exceptional work occurring every day across NSW public education - by schools, students, teachers, employees and parents - and were previously known as the Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence.

Among the seven award categories in 2024 is the Secretary’s Award for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

This award recognises and celebrates those in NSW public education who proactively advocate for and celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging.

It is open to all current employees of the NSW Department of Education, including casual staff, temporary staff and contractors.

The seven award categories for 2024 are:

Award nominations close on 14 May and the winners will be announced at a gala event at Sydney Town Hall on Monday 5 August.

More information is available on the Public Education Foundation website

Jamieson Park Sports Amenities Building: Concept design now available 

Feedback Closes May 12
In 2022 Council asked for your input on what the building design should include so that it meets the needs of our community and the clubs who use the site. 

Around 5.30 pm on Saturday November 27th 2021 a fire broke out at the rear of the Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club's facilities in Jamieson Park, on the lagoon, destroying the premises. 

Since that time, Council states it has been working closely with the Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club and the appointed architects to produce concept plans that capture all of the main elements of what council heard from the initial community engagement.

Council wants to know if it has the proposed design right. Take a look at the new concept design images here and provide feedback.

Have your say by:
  • completing the online comment form here or
  • emailing council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au, or
  • writing to, marked 'Jamieson Park Sports Amenities Building', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655.
Please include 'Jamieson Park Sports Amenities Building' in the subject line of all email or written feedback.

Concept Drawing: NBC

Monika's Doggie Rescue Pets of the Week


12yo Cavalier X

Molly is one of the saddest dogs I have seen. She was skeletal when she came from the pound. She is such a sweet natured gentle dog and very social with other dogs. Molly is not needy but loves a pat and looks at you with those sorrowful eyes. Life has been hard for her. Despite her age she is very agile and can jump up on chairs with ease and has good health for her age. She is on 2/3 meals per day as we try to improve her body condition. She has also had a dental so she can chew chicken necks better. She is chipped as a Cavalier X Pom however she has long lanky legs and a shortish coat. When she came in she weighed only 10.3kg.

All our dogs come with desexing, fully vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DoggieRescue Vet. Her adoption fee is $700. 


12mths Griffin X

Pip is a very bouncy happy girl. She loves to give to kisses and will lap up all the attention you give her. She is very social and playful with other small dogs but prefers the higher energy ones that can keep up with her. She has a scruffy coat and weighs 7.0kg. All our dogs come with desexing, fully vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DoggieRescue Vet. Her adoption fee is $700.  on 98907220 or DoggieRescue on 9486 3133  or email  Monika@DoggieRescue.com.  RON R251000024

Issacs's Gardening Services: Seniors looked after 

Dear Editor,
Our neighbour's son (Isaac Loveday) recently started his own gardening business here.  He lives at Warriewood.

Isaac has 10 years horticultural experience with Flower Power.   His listed expertise is:
  • Horticultural advice
  • Mowing & hedging
  • Landscaping & fertilising
  • Planting & turf laying
  • Weed & pest control
No job is too big or too small, and seniors will be looked after.
I have attached his Brochure & Business Cards.
Do you have anywhere in PON that we can advertise his business.  He is a young man & enthusiastic about his work.

E-Bikes On Footpaths

Residents continue to experience being almost struck or mowed down on footpaths in shopping areas and other places by youngsters and teenagers speeding on e-bikes. The same is occurring with e-scooters and e-skateboards, which are illegal when used in public places -  NSW Police can issue a fine of $723 for the use of these in public places.

In NSW children under 16 can ride on the footpath unless there are signs prohibiting cycling.

Bicycle riders aged 16 years and over must not ride on a footpath unless they are:
  • an adult supervising a child under the age of 16
  • a postal worker riding a bicycle in the course of their work duties
  • a rider carrying a child under 10 as a passenger
  • a rider with a medical condition who is carrying a medical certificate that states a medical practitioner believes the rider should be allowed to ride on the footpath
  • a rider accompanying a rider with a medical condition.
All riders must keep to the left and give way to pedestrians, not expect them to get out of their way when using either a footpath or shard path.

It is legal to ride on some small roads however Transport for NSW recommends children do not ride scooters, skateboards or rollerblades on roads. 

It's the law to wear a helmet in public spaces when on a bicycle.
  • All petrol-powered bicycles are illegal on NSW roads and road-related areas such as footpaths, shared paths, cycle ways and cycle paths
  • All privately owned e-scooters are illegal in public spaces.
There are two types of permitted e-bikes: 
  • Power-assisted pedal cycles 
  • Electrically power-assisted cycles. 
The rider must primarily propel these bikes – a motor can't be the only source propelling it. The motor should only help the rider, like when going uphill or facing strong winds

If you see an e-bike speeding over 25kms this is illegal and a Fine of $723 can be imposed by Police.  

If an e-device is endangering the public call 000 or if not an emergency the NSW Police Assistance line on 131 444.  

Those NSW Police information sheets from a few years back show the speed limits and in where they are permitted;

Entries open for annual Environmental Art and Design Prize

The council invites submissions for its annual Environmental Art and Design Prize. Artists and designers are invited to submit their entries from 20 March to 19 May 2024. 

Open to artists and designers of all levels and backgrounds from across Australia, the prize seeks to showcase innovative and thought-provoking works that explore the theme of the environment, with an aim to inspire action toward a sustainable future.

This year’s judges are renowned experts in their field, industrial designer Trent Jansen, visual artist Khaled Sabsabi, and fashion designer Genevieve Smart. Finalists will be announced on 28 May, with the winners announced on 1 August 2024.

This year’s prize money across the four prizes has increased with the visual arts and design winners each receiving an impressive $20,000. The people’s choice winner and the young artist/designer winner will receive $3,000 each. 

Finalists will be featured in an exhibition across three galleries, Manly Art Gallery and Museum (MAGM), Curl Curl Creative Space, and Mona Vale Creative Space Gallery from 2 to 25 August 2024.

To enter or for more information about the prize and the judges, visit:  HERE

Pedestrian refuges for Ponderosa Pde and Jubilee Ave Warriewood: Have your say

Opens: Fri 22 Mar 2024
Closes: Sun 28 Apr 2024
Council is proposing to construct pedestrian refuges at the roundabout on the Ponderosa Parade and Jubilee Avenue intersection, as identified in the Warriewood Valley Roads Masterplan.
Council have previously consulted the community via the Warriewood Contribution Plan (Appendix B) on this project and have now refined the design.
Council invite you to provide your feedback by:
  • completing the online comment form via the link below
  • emailing council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
  • writing to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655.
Please include 'Improving Road Safety - Ponderosa Parade and Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood' in the subject line of all email or written feedback. Please note that we are unable to give individual responses to all submissions.

Council states this proposal will improve safety for all road users and pedestrians. 

View the concept plan then tell Council what you think, here


Click on logo above to visit their website.

Slow Down: Wildlife Crossing

Please contact Sydney Wildlife Rescue on (02) 9413 4300 for advice if you hit a native animal or come across an injured one while driving. It is helpful if you can provide an accurate location or landmark to assist our rescuers who will pouch check marsupials for joeys, so little lives like Phoebe can be saved. 

Photo: Phoebe the Swamp Wallaby by Jane Notice by Sydney Wildlife Rescue

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