Island Thinking Postponed
Due to very sad family
circumstances, Roy Baker has had to travel to the UK. His presentation,
scheduled for Saturday 23rd June, will be rescheduled early next year. Roy
keen to give his presentation, but will be away for the rest of this year.
look forward to hearing his very interesting presentation next
DON’T go to his house on Sat 23rd.
Lash Pittwater LGA
The cost of the recent
storms that lashed the NSW Central Coastal and Hunter areas is still being
assessed by Pittwater Council.
Council's General Manager, Mr Mark Ferguson said that strong winds and
rain caused widespread damage to hundreds of properties throughout the
LGA and indicated that the cost to Council property alone could amount to
much as $400,000 with sections of Palm Beach, Bilgola Plateau and Avalon
Local beaches suffered significant erosion but there were no reports of
to private beachside property. The main road at Palm Beach and the carpark
Bilgola Beach were blanketed in sand whilst wind blown sands also covered
regeneration works at Mona Vale Beach.
Shade structures, public wharves, Mona Vale and Avalon Golf Courses and
Council's Reserves felt the full fury of the storm and will account for
approximately $130,000 of the final clean up costs.
Council received in excess of 1000 storm related enquiries and calls for
assistance and worked closely with Energy Australia, State Emergency
and other emergency response crews to clear debris from roads, parks and
property with Bilgola the worst affected with power lines and other
Mr Ferguson praised each of the response crews that worked, in some
for 13 continuous hours in terrible conditions to help restore essential
services and to ensure the safety of motorists.
However, he added that it could be some weeks until Council's normal works
program can resume due to the enormity of the clean up operations
"Council currently have three (3) contractors working full time to
the debris caused by the storms and at this stage it is very difficult to
accurately assess the true cost of the damage as new jobs are still being
reported", he said.
Mr Ferguson also added his sympathy to the family of Avalon resident, Mr
McGill, who perished in a house fire during the height of the