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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
- March 2009 -
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia
March 2009

West Pittwater Community Association AGM


Clean UP Australia Day Thank You

Many thanks to all those who turned out to give a hand last

Sunday in the Clean Up Australia campaign. The Island is in better shape now, with numerous dead boats removed from the foreshores, at least three loads collected by the Community Vehicle from the road reserves and volunteers cleaning up each Wharf area.

A special thanks goes to Broken Bay Lighterage who volunteered their time and fuel to pick up from each Wharf and take it to the mainland for collection and to Pittwater Council who subsequently removed it to Kimbriki Tip. 



Local Council Notices


Pittwater Council Mayor Cr David James will officially launch Seniors Week at the Coastal Environment Centre (CEC), Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen on Sunday 15 March from 4pm to 6 pm.

Cr David James said that Seniors Week was a wonderful way to recognise older people and celebrate the valuable contribution they make to the community.

“We have an events program packed full with open days, information sessions and free activities throughout the week here in Pittwater,“ said Cr James.

“At the launch, seniors and their families are invited to explore the CEC and learn about its many eco-programs and activities.

“You will get the chance to learn about the unique environment of the Narrabeen Lagoon and its surroundings, with a short eco-walk along the rock platform, including light refreshments,” he added.

Other activities held during Seniors Week include a ‘Learn to Sail’ day, a day trip to Mount Tomah and a Mind Your Mind Expo.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Live Life’ and the Council’s Community Development Officer Angela Boyle said that the range of events on offer during Seniors Week will give participants the chance to do exactly that.

The Pittwater Seniors Week program is available from Council’s customer service centres and libraries or visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au For details of events across NSW visit www.nswseniorsweek.com.au

RSVPs for the Seniors Week Launch can be made at CEC@pittwater.nsw.gov.au or call 9970 1675.

Media contact:     Angela Boyle, Pittwater Council, Ph: 9970 1199


Pittwater Council announced today the creation of a new volunteer recognition program called the Pittwater Volunteer Awards.  The awards celebrate outstanding voluntary service and are open to residents and non-residents who can demonstrate a record of such service to the Pittwater community.

The categories of the new Pittwater Volunteer Awards include Environmental, Bushcare, Youth, Community Service & Support, Surf Lifesaving (Junior & Senior), Sporting Groups, Rural Fire Service and Emergency Services.

Pittwater Council’s General Manger, Mark Ferguson said the new awards would be an opportunity to recognise the broad contributions of Pittwater’s volunteers. 

“Within Pittwater alone, over 20% of residents volunteer their time in unpaid service in a number of different fields which, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics is 6% higher than the greater Sydney area,” he said.

“Some of these volunteers literally put their lives on the line as bushfire fighters and surf lifesavers while others go about their duties quietly turning up day in and day out year after year,” Mr Ferguson said.

Entries for the inaugural Pittwater Volunteer Awards are open to volunteers who either live in Pittwater or who can demonstrate a significant contribution to Pittwater and its community.

The awards will be presented at a civic reception during National Volunteers Week.

Nominations open on Monday 9 March 2009 and can be submitted online at the Council’s website www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au   Nomination forms are also available from Council’s customer service centres and libraries at Mona Vale and Avalon, as well as at Avalon Recreation Centre and the Nelson Heather Centre at Warriewood.

Entries close at 5pm on Thursday 9 April and should be returned to Paul Hogan, Community, Library & Economic Development Services, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660 or emailed to Pittwater_Council@pittwater.nsw.gov.au
For enquiries contact Paul Hogan on 9970 1170 or at paul_hogan@pittwater.nsw.gov.au

Media contact:     Paul Hogan  Ph: 9970 1170


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