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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

February 26, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia


Council Communication



Speak up now...your voice matters

Dear Community Members

You may have read in today’s Manly Daily that Warringah Council has announced that they will be submitting an alternate merger proposal for one Northern Beaches Council to the Minister for Local Government. 
Now more than ever is the time for the Pittwater community to get behind the current merger proposal for an expanded Pittwater Council joining with suburbs from northern Warringah. The government needs to hear the voice of Pittwater which has been overwhelmed by the Warringah campaign for one council.

The Pittwater community has strongly expressed the desire to stand alone with no change. Council and the community have also fought hard against the creation of one mega council. The two council proposal balances the divergent views of the community and creates a strong council. 
Let’s be loud and clear! This will be the final opportunity to make your voice heard or risk becoming one council.
What can you do?
Get your submissions in to the Delegate supporting the proposal of an expanded Pittwater Council with suburbs of northern Warringah.

Notes to support your submission are available on Council’s website at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/council/local_government_reform/have_your_say
Or your submission may simply include:
  • I support the proposal of an expanded Pittwater with suburbs of northern Warringah
  • I strongly object to one Northern Beaches Council
Submissions can be lodged online at: www.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au/proposals/pittwater-and-warringah-councils/#submission and must be received by the Delegate by Sunday 28 February, 5pm.

It is vital that the entire Pittwater community provide submissions and we urge you to speak with your networks, family and friends to be part of this final message to the State Government.
Extraordinary meeting – Saturday 10 am
Importantly, Council will hold an extraordinary meeting on Saturday 27 February at 10am at Mona Vale Memorial Hall  to consider Council’s submission to the Delegate. We welcome everyone’s attendance to show strong support for this submission. A Council report will be uploaded on Council's website today and the submission will be available at the meeting. Members of the community may register to speak but must do so by 3pm, Friday 26 February. Up to 12 speakers (6 for and against) can register by calling 9970 1111.

Message to Mike Baird
In addition to writing a submission, it is also important that you let the Premier, Mike Baird know how strongly you feel about the creation of a mega council for the northern beaches.

Write to: 
The Hon. Mike Baird, MP
Shop 2
2 Wentworth Street
Our community has always said that they wish to remain as we are on the existing boundaries, but it is very clear that the State Government is not going to let that happen.

We want to reassure you that we will continue to strongly advocate for an expanded Pittwater as we believe this is the best outcome for our community and the region.

Mark Ferguson
General Manager



The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or the Western Pittwater Community Association (WPCA)

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