August 7 - 13, 2022: Issue 549
This Issue: full list in Contents page
2022 Environmental Art & Design Prize Winners Announced - details of this years' winners this year, and of events associated with the 2022 Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Prize and Exhibition; across three venues
Science Week 2022: August 13-21 School Theme This Year - Glass: More Than Meets The Eye
Pictures: Avalon Soccer Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Aquatics: Local Surf Life Saving Clubs 2022 AGM's: President's Words, New Life Members, Long Service Recognitions
DIY Ideas Stop Winter Rain Soil Erosion In Your Garden - Especially On Sloping Blocks
Park Bench Philosophers Increases In Building Materials Costs Adds Pressure To Fixed Price Contracts - Construction Industry
2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Winners Announced - NATSIAA's 2022 Exhibition Is Available To View Online
Calls For Council To Address Dogs Offleash Everywhere After Two Serious Dog Attacks On Local Beaches In Same Week - dog owner still not identified as of Saturday August 6, 2022
Council's Open Space and Outdoor Recreation and Action Plan Open For Feedback: Supports Formalising Illegal Bike Tracks In Bush Reserves and Public Parks - Installing Fitness Equipment - Developing A Dogs In Public Places Policy: feedback closes Sunday August 14
Pittwater Motoring Enthusiasts Association (PMEA or the Club) was founded in 1994 in the Pittwater region of Sydney. The Club fosters a friendship among people with a shared interest in vehicles of all types both old and new, including cars, motorcycles and other types of machinery and equipment.
The Club encourages the preservation, restoration, maintenance, use and display of historic vehicles and machinery.
Members and guests can attend fortnightly Wednesday meetings held at the Royal Motor Yacht Club, 46 Prince Alfred Parade, Newport NSW, starting at 7.30pm.
Members meet socially in a range of regular events from our Events Calendar. The Club is very proud of its support, via donations, to charitable organisations each year. A Club magazine 'STAY TUNED' is published online every two months.
Most importantly, the Club encourages members to be active participants, not just joining the Club for the ‘cheap rego.’
The Royal Motor Yacht Club has a Bistro if you want to arrive early for dinner or a light snack, full bar facilities and plenty of off-street parking.
If you would like to become a member please Click HERE to view.
This Issue a few insights into another great Pittwater club and organisation. Our thanks to Graeme Smith for his great help in putting this Profile together.
President of the Avalon Beach Historical Society, Geoff Searl OAM, contacted this news service sending through the following photos of the grand old tree that gave its name to Angophora Reserve in Avalon Beach.
Geoff said; ''it was noticed yesterday (Friday August 5th) that the 450 years old Angophora costata has decided it ’s too tiresome to stand up any longer, so she fell over probably with the assistances of the strong westerlies we’ve had lately.
I know you’ve got some pics of her when she was young and beautiful but here are a couple of pics of her yesterday.
She was really hard to shoot because of her massiveness.
The official opening of the Angophora Reserve on March 19th, 1938 by Sir Phillip Street (KCMG). Much of the groundwork to enable the purchase of the land by the Wildlife Preservation Society in 1937 was done by Thistle Harris.
Artists of the Month August 2022: Personal Whale Tales - True Stories Of Surf Life Saving
Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club is fortunate to have a history of dedicated people who, in their own special way, have contributed to the growth and ideals of the Club and its service to the beach-going community. This heritage will surely be carried forward by future generations of young Australians as members of this special Club.
The stories of surf life saving at Whale Beach runs as the August 2022 Artist of the Month feature and is available now in the WBSLSC online site here.
This book is dedicated to the young men and women who have become members of Whale Beach SLSC since its foundation in 1937. It is a record of their determination and dedication to community service through becoming a trained lifesaver. Many risked their lives and serious injury in undertaking the rescue of beach visitors in danger in the surf. These stories share many of these incidents in which lives were saved.
Personal Whale Tales - True stories of surf life saving, is a testament to the selflessness and courage of those volunteer lifesavers.
Rob Berry, who has organised the work, says;
''Thank you to the members who have put forward stories, and to the many others who have helped in research, provided photographs, and for your encouragement with this Personal Whale Tales book project.
These stories are based on the personal recollections of the lifesavers involved, documents from Whale Beach SLSC archives and newspaper clippings.''
The book is divided into three themes: Rescues, Happenings and History, and dates from 1937 records right through 2021.
This month we share three insights from the large body of works contained in Personal Whale Tales - True stories of surf life saving, that are interrelated and centred in the one family that were always on the beach - the Hendriksons who owned and ran The Whale Beach Kiosk over three generations.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter: August 1, 2022
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Community urged to stay alert for meningococcal symptoms
- severe, unexplained limb pain
- difficulty waking up
- high pitched crying in babies
- severe headache
- upset by bright lights
- stiff neck
- red-purple rash which doesn’t disappear when pressed with a glass.
Cybercrime Squad issue warning after more than $2 million stolen under 'Hi Mum' scam
ICAC finds pork barrelling could be corrupt, recommends grant funding guidelines be subject to statutory regulation
- influences a public servant to exercise decision-making powers vested in the public servant, or to fulfil an official function, such as providing an assessment of the merits of grants, in a dishonest or partial way
- applies downward pressure to influence a public servant to exercise decision-making powers vested in the public servant, or to fulfil an official function, such as providing an assessment of the merits of grants, in a manner which knowingly involves the public servant in a breach of public trust
- conducts a merit-based grants scheme in such a way as to dishonestly favour political and private advantage over merit, undermining public confidence in public administration, and benefiting political donors and/or family members
- deliberately exercises a power to approve grants in a manner that favours family members, party donors or party interests in electorates, contrary to the guidelines of a grant program which state that the grants are to be made on merit according to criteria
- exercises a power to make grants in favour of marginal electorates, when this is contrary to the purpose for which the power was given.
- the Government Sector Finance Act 2018 be amended to mirror section 71 of the Commonwealth Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 by including obligations that a minister must not approve expenditure of money unless satisfied that the expenditure would be an efficient, effective, economical and ethical use of the money and that the expenditure represents value for money
- the grant funding framework, or equivalent requirements, apply to the local government sector. This should include situations where local councils are both grantees and grantors
- clause 6 of the Ministerial Code of Conduct be amended to read, “A Minister, in the exercise or performance of their official functions, must not act dishonestly, must act in the public interest, and must not act improperly for their private benefit or for the private benefit of any other person”.
New Chief Commissioner and Commissioners appointed to the ICAC
NSW Pool Team hoping for Success
Monika's Doggie Rescue: Pets of the Week
11yo English Staffy X
Monty is a very gentle sweet natured mature boy. Monty is affectionate with people and ignores other dogs walking past on lead. He is social with other dogs who are not too boisterous for him. Monty does have frosty vision and poor hearing, but he can still see enough to get around. Monty is looking for the quiet life for his retirement. He has a smooth coat and weighs 21.7kg. He suit apartment living and would cope with FT hours.
All our dogs come 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 DoggieRescue Vet. His adoption fee is $400. For further details call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email Monika@DoggieRescue.com. RON R251000024
Marie, an adult Dwarf X is a sweet easy to handle girl who came to our clinic as a stray. She is desexed, vaccinated and chipped. She is about 4 years and weighs 2.5kg. She is happy to be a single bunny but has had mates in the past. Her adoption fee is $150. For further details call DoggieRescue on 9486 3133 or email Monika@DoggieRescue.com. RON R251000024
Changes to NSW ministerial arrangements
PBS Listings will help people with spinal muscular atrophy, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis
Public warning against Tru Water
New leadership at the helm of NSWNMA
Seals Coming Ashore: Please keep 40 metres distance
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
JP Public Register
- Terry Jones J.P.
- Robert (Bob) Wood J.P.
- Deborah Hendy(Carter) J.P
Narrabeen RSL Notice: Extraordinary General Meeting
gold medallist Sharni Williams now Water Girl at warringah rugby!
Wins a Gold at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday in Birmingham… runs water for the Ratettes on Friday!True Rats Spirit Sharni Williams.Seeing off Ranger and Ox in their last game!
Gentleman missing from North Narrabeen located by NSW SES Warringah / Pittwater Unit members
Renewed appeal to locate man missing from Dee Why
Soup for Soibada Fundraiser
Tragic Tigers Open Day
Modus celebrates 8th birthday
Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches
- The Sands, 1260 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen and
- Avalon Beach RSL Club, 1 Bowling Green Lane Avalon Beach
Potholes - damaged roads + damage to vehicles
Lease of café and restaurant, Avalon Surf Life Saving Club: Public notice
Flying Fox Café Mona Vale: Proposed lease Public Notice
Mona Vale Alcohol Free Zone: Have your say
Forestville Memorial (Poppy Park) Playground Upgrade
- additional inclusive playground equipment elements
- introduction of more nature-based play themes
- accessible picnic area with seating, barbeque and shelter