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of Pittwater, Australia
Community Vehicle - OUT OF
VEGETATION COLLECTION – MONDAY, JANUARY 18
Please put your material out as described below, and further in
attached brochure and the Pittwater Offshore Directory – BY SUNDAY,
- A maximum of 2
cubic metres of vegetation
for each household
- Leaf litter,
grass clippings and prunings
TO BE PLACED IN HARD SIDED CONTAINERS
- Branches to be
no longer than 1.2m and
BUNDLED AND TIED TOGETHER WITH TWINE
- No plastic,
hessian or nylon bags
- No cardboard,
foam or polystyrene boxes
- No soil or
image to load the flyer
Any material not complying with collection guidelines will be left on
the road side for residents to arrange private collection.
Service in Pittwater
A new youth service has started operating in Avalon and Mona Vale, with
the support of Pittwater Council.
Point Zero is a non-denominational operation offering a range of
support for young people aged between 12 and 18.
in 1997, Point Zero initially began offering outreach services to young
people in the Eastern Suburbs, after community concerns over the large
numbers of teenagers gathering in Bondi and other suburbs.
Point Zero website says the service offers ‘access to innovative
prevention-based programs that empower, support, and educate young
people and their communities in the Sydney Metropolitan Region’.
Point Zero will offer services to young people in Avalon and Mona Vale
from an outreach van that will travel to both areas on Saturday nights.
Spokeswoman Stephanie Brauer from Point Zero said the outreach
van would stop at places where young people gather and ‘provide them
with support and a safe space.’
“They may need first aid, information and referrals, or just a hot
drink or water and someone to talk to,” she said.
Brauer said the outreach van began operating in Pittwater over
Christmas and had received a positive response from young residents.
“We are also looking for volunteers to help man the outreach van and
also casual paid youth workers,” she said.
Deputy Mayor Jacqui Townsend said the Council was supportive of the
Point Zero service and would assist it where possible.
younger residents may find themselves out late at night and feeling
vulnerable. This service can give them assistance and support if
needed," she said.
Point Zero is also looking for donors to
support the service; all donations over $2 are tax deductible. For more
information about donating or joining Point Zero Youth Services as a
paid staff member or volunteer please phone 9389 0399 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org The Point Zero website is
Media contact: Angela Boyle, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1199
Adventures at Warriewood Wetlands
Council’s Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) is celebrating the
International Year of Biodiversity this year with a host of interactive
community events, starting with evening spotlighting tours of
Two spotlighting events have been
scheduled for Friday 15 and Friday 22 January for families to
experience the night life of the wetlands. Both tours are open to all
ages and start from Katoa Place Warriewood at 7.30pm, finishing at
Community educator Sonja Elwood from the CEC said
the tours were a great opportunity to see native animals that come out
at night. “We’ll be using high frequency recording equipment
locate microbats, a technique known as anabatting,” she said.
anabat machine detects sound above a human’s normal hearing capacity.
The soundwave is recorded by the machine and interpreted to establish
the species of bat is in the area.
“The CEC has
been monitoring bats for some years now and last year we began these
tours so the public could get involved as well,” Ms Elwood said.
Deputy Mayor Jacqui Townsend said microbats were creatures that could
eat up to 500 mosquitoes and other biting insects per night.
to Pittwater’s aged habitat of trees and caves at least six species of
microbats inhabit the local area and all are listed as vulnerable under
the Threatened Species Conservation Act,” Cr Townsend said.
Townsend said the spotlighting tours added an interesting and fun
aspect to learning about Pittwater’s environment, as well as
contributing valuable data to be used in reports and processes for
biodiversity in the area.
Gary Jackson, Executive Management
Consultant at the CEC, said the tours gave the community the chance to
‘become eco adventurers for an evening and enjoy a unique experience.’
a very exciting way for anyone to investigate and locate nocturnal
animals in their natural habitat, alongside our community education
experts,” he said.
Residents are also invited to take part in
a series of invertebrate surveys to be held this year, which will
monitor insects in Pittwater’s reserves and parks. Further information
is available at: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cec
into one of the spotlighting tours call the Coastal Environment Centre
on 1300 000 CEC (232) or email email@example.com
tour costs $8 per person for adults (13yrs and over); $5 children
6-12yrs, with children under five free. Family passes (2 adults/2
children) for $20 are also available. EFTPOS &
credit card payments are accepted at the CEC.
Media contact: Gary Jackson, CEC Ph: 9970 1677
Australia Day Ambassador Announced
NSW Australia Day Council has announced that Pittwater’s Australia Day
Ambassador will be Elaine Henry, CEO of The Smith Family.
Henry will be present from 8am at the Council’s Australia Day
citizenship ceremony on Tuesday 26 January at Newport Surf Club, which
also includes the presentation of Pittwater’s Australia Day awards.
Henry is herself an Australia Day award recipient, having been awarded
an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her work with the NSW Cancer
During her tenure as Executive Director of the NSW
Cancer Council, a post she held for more than 12 years, Elaine was
recognised for her community work in cancer control. She also initiated
a number of entrepreneurial activities including Daffodil Day,
Australia’s Largest Morning Tea, opened a range of merchandise shops
and the establishment of the National Breast Cancer Centre,
Breastscreen NSW and the Cervical Screening Registries.
of The Smith Family, Ms Henry has transformed the 87-year-old
organisation from passive welfare to an innovative social enterprise
delivering education and learning programs to disadvantaged children
Her belief is that education can help people break free of the cycle of
progress as a society, we need to reject the status quo to get things
done - to experiment and not be afraid to either fail or to stop, when
things are not seen to be working,” she said.
Elaine Henry has
sought to influence public policy development on poverty through her
service on numerous public committees at the state, national and
In 2006 she was awarded an
Honorary Doctorate in Letters from the University of NSW for her
eminent service to the community and community health.
Henry will mingle with local residents at the annual Breakfast on the
Beach event following the award ceremony. The Breakfast on the Beach,
hosted by Pittwater Council and local service organisations, runs until
11am with hot breakfasts, tea and coffee, plus family activities such
as thong-throwing, treasure hunts, face-painting and a jumping castle.
For more details about the event visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au and
click on the community events calendar.
Media contact: Community Relations, Pittwater Council Ph:
Kindy Working Bee
help the kindy prepare for an exciting new year of childcare on the
island. The kindy opens on Tuesday 19th January and therefore there
will be a Working Bee from 9 til 12 on Sunday 17th January.
Parents and other members of the community are needed to help spring
clean rooms, outside areas and equipment. Tea and snacks
provided. Children most welcome.
Wanted Tinny to
and David Andrew have come to live at Elvina Bay for two months as a
trial to see how we like living in Pittwater.We are therefore wondering
if anyone has a small motor boat that they would like to rent out to us
on a temporary basis for two months.
Our telephone number is 0411221913 or email at
We shall be living at Elandra in Elvina Bay
on the Island
your children need extra help with their English schoolwork?
an English teacher from Pymble Ladies College, currently on maternity
leave and available for tutoring on the island. I have
of teaching Year Seven through to Year Twelve, including Standard,
Advanced, Extension One and Extension Two English modules. I
work to support the individual needs of your child in your own home or
at my place on Florence Terrace. I love literature and I can
your children to embrace the wonderful world of words too! I
realistically have time to take on three or four students, so book in
early to secure a place.
Contact Barbara Labram on 0400 377 056 for more information.
a new Lovett Bay resident and following some overseas volunteering work
I am looking for part time work in the northern beaches area.
work experience is in admin and accounts so I’m up for similar work
including, filing, organizing, reconciliations, data entry, excel and
word processing etc. I am also keen to turn my hand
anything different – so if you need an intelligent,
efficient, computer literate, happy soul - let me know !
Contact Roz - (m) 0435 217 447 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher available for Tutoring
your child need help with English,mathematics or preparation for the
NAPLAN testing? I am a female primary teacher with >20 years
experience and am available for tutoring.
I can come to your home on the island.
I can be contacted on 99798825 or 0422062390
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