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Gone Fishing Gallery
- Market Fair
10 December & Sunday 11 December
Be early, beat the crowds
and get some fantastic bargains in time for Christmas.
The venue couldn’t be more perfect, set in the old Pasadena Building on
Pittwater, opening onto huge deck and lawn which runs down to the
- Picnic on the lawn.
- Listen to music.
- BYOD (bring your own dog) – dogs on leashes are
welcome and can be walked along the water.
- Find arts and crafts at sale prices.
- Get refreshments, wine, beer, and coffee at the
- Established artists selling small works - great
Christmas gifts. And a chance to meet some of the local artists selling
their works, photography, sculpture, paintings, jewellery and ceramics
– all at real bargain prices.
- Browse through our market fair - priced for
Christmas.....never has Christmas shopping been so enjoyable.
- You can lay-by and we accept Visa and MasterCard.
- Catch a ferry round Scotland Island and the Bays and
see our beautiful Pittwater.
If you have any queries, either visit our website, www.gonefishinggallery.com.au
or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call our director, Paul Smith, on 0404103601.
CHURCH POINT WHARF A STEP CLOSER
Council has voted to tender out the design and construction of the
first stage of a new wharf at Church Point.
Following an expression of interest process earlier this year, five
companies will be invited to tender for the design and construction of
a new wharf capable of allowing up to 90 small boats to tie up.
Currently the wharf can only take 48 boats.
Mayor Harvey Rose said the first stage of the redeveloped wharf would
focus on providing adequate tie-up facilities for commuter craft
belonging to offshore residents.
“We have over 2000 residents living offshore who depend on small boats
to get to and from work and their homes,” Mayor Rose said.
General Manager Mark Ferguson said the five companies invited to tender
are Pacific Pontoon & Pier; Atlas Marine International; Sydney
Marina Contracting, Bellingham Marine and BFS Group. The winning tender
will be chosen early next year, with construction expected to start by
Mr Ferguson said the new tie-up facilities would allow boats to be
moored to floating pontoons, extending the existing wharf and providing
a cost-effective and flexible facility.
He said offshore residents had been consulted over a number of months
on the design and how the project would be funded.
“This first stage of the new wharf will be funded by two state and
federal grants and the Council’s sinking fund for Church Point
“The remainder of the costs will be met by offshore residents through a
levy that will come into effect once the wharf is completed.”
Mr Ferguson said the new wharf was part of an overall masterplan for
the Church Point Reserve area, aimed at providing improved facilities
for both mainland and offshore residents.
R U OVER IT?
and Warringah Councils will be joining forces over the Christmas and
New Year holiday period with a drink drive campaign known as R U Over
The campaign focuses on thinking about the day after a ‘big night out’
and the possibility that you may still be over the limit.
Pittwater Council’s Road Safety Officer Michelle Carter said that the
community needs to be reminded that alcohol can stay in your system for
a surprisingly long time, even after sleeping, having breakfast and a
“To help promote the R U Over It? message, pubs and clubs and other
venues will be issued with free resources such as poster, coasters and
brochures, “ said Ms Carter.
“And to reinforce the drink drive message, bottle shops will be issued
with paper bags with the random breath test message You Won’t Know
Where….You Won’t Know When”.
During the lead-up to Christmas and throughout January the Northern
Beaches Highway Patrol will also ramp up their presence on local roads
with a campaign known as Operation Burgundy.
Senior Sergeant Rick Janssen from the Northern Beaches Highway Patrol
said they will be targeting drinkers who get behind the wheel of a car
with random breath testing.
“What is of particular concern to us is that the northern beaches was
ranked number one last year in the Sydney Metro area for drink drive
charges,“ said Sgt Janssen.
Warringah Road Safety Officer Peter Wright also wished to remind
residents that if they are going out and are drinking alcohol that they
plan in advance how they are going to get home. We urge you to leave
your car at home,” said Mr Wright.
To help you plan your night out, you can pick up a Pittwater and
Warringah Late Night Transport Card which provides details of local
venues with shuttle services, taxi information and local evening bus
timetables. The transport card is available at Council’s customer
service offices or at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/localservices or
The R U Over It? campaign will begin on 12 December and will run until
the end of January.
Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1196
Warringah Council: 9942 2447
CRAFTY HOLIDAY FUN
AT MONA VALE LIBRARY
from 5 to 12 years of age are invited to free holiday craft sessions at
Mona Vale library this January.
The free drop-in craft sessions will run from 11am until 1pm on
weekdays from Tuesday 3 January to Friday 27 January, with the
exception of Australia Day.
Library Manager Cathy Howie said there would be a wide range of
activities to suit both boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12.
“Kids will have the opportunity to make paper aeroplanes, a chance to
create their very own jewellery or treasure box, along with bracelet
beading and paper doll craft.
“Making a tote bag, creating something unique with paddle pop sticks
and using stenciling techniques are also on offer.
“Each day there’ll be a different craft activity so your child will
find something creative and interesting,” added Mrs Howie.
To complement the craft sessions the library has a range of craft books
available for loan that will keep little hands busy at home over the
A detailed list of the children’s craft activities on offer will be
available from Mona Vale Library early in January. All craft sessions
are free and bookings are not required.
For more information call 9970 1600. Mona Vale library is located at 1
Park Street, Mona Vale.
Heather Thompson, Mona Vale Library Ph: 9970 1614
EXTENDED HOURS FOR
KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Council’s Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) has announced the release of
its sensational summer holiday program for kids, with new extended
hours from 9am to 4pm.
Kids on the Coast offers healthy and fun outdoor activities for 5 to 12
year olds from Monday 9 January to Friday 20 January.
The Council decided to extend the hours of the program to ensure
children with working parents do not miss out.
“There are many new highlights including stand-up paddle boarding, a
boardwalk birding adventure and how to become an eco-ranger,” said the
Council’s Natural Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell.
For children aged eight years and over there is a chance to grab your
camera and join a photographic adventure, plus the ever-popular
‘Fishing Clinic’ run in partnership with the NSW Department of Primary
Mr Beharrell said the program encouraged children to explore beaches,
rock platforms, headlands, bushland, wetlands and the Narrabeen Lagoon
“Kids on the Coast is the ideal school holiday experience. The program
gives children the chance to learn about our natural environment in a
fun and interactive way,” said Mr Beharrell.
Two hour sessions are held from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. The cost
is $22 per child per session, with full-day sessions available from
10am to 3pm at $55 per child (for standard activities), which includes
supervision between sessions (BYO lunch).
Working parents who require extended care for their children can also
take advantage of a 9am to 10am session and/or a 3pm to 4pm session.
These sessions are an additional $10 each.
The Fishing Clinic offers giveaways including a rod, reel, tackle box,
hat and bag for the cost of $40.
The CEC is located at Pelican Path, Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen,
only 300m from the North
Narrabeen beach entrance.
Book online at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ceckids or call 1300 000
CEC (232). For further inquiries
please call Bianca Springford on 9970 1313 or email email@example.com
Bianca Springford, Coastal Environment Centre Ph: 9970 1313
WATERCRAFT SALE AT
of the public will have the opportunity to purchase dinghies and other
at the Pittwater Council’s Watercraft Sale by tender on Saturday 10
The dinghies, which have been removed from the foreshore by Pittwater
Council, are currently unclaimed and can be viewed on the day between
8.30am and 10am at Pittwater Council’s Depot at 1 Boondah Road
The Council’s Reserves & Recreation Manager Les Munn said the
Council went to considerable lengths in an effort to trace the owners
of these boats.
“If no-one claims them we retain them for a further month before
offering them for sale,” he said.
Mr Munn said that under the NSW Impounding Act, the Council could offer
impounded water craft for sale if they were unclaimed.
“Members of the community wishing to keep a small boat or kayak near
the water have a number of storage options.
“For a small annual fee there are 13 storage facility locations located
throughout Avalon, Bayview, Church Point, Newport and Palm Beach.
Details of these locations can be found on our website:
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/dinghy_storage,” added Mr Munn.
The watercraft sale takes place on Saturday 10 December from 8.30am
until 10am, by which time sealed bids (in even dollar amounts) must be
placed in the specially marked box. Bids will be announced from 10.30am
and the highest offer will be accepted.
Payment is required on the day and can be made by way of cash, cheque
or credit card, please note that Visa and Mastercard attract a 1%
Items purchased must be taken away by 12 noon on the day.
For enquiries about storage facilities or the sale contact Tanya
Carmont on 9970 1353 during business hours.
Les Munn, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1354
FREE - USEFUL
STUFF FOR THE TAKING
The remains of the old, demolished Tennis Wharf pontoon are collected
in the bay by the mangrove at Tennis Wharf and consist of items that
residents may find useful in a variety of ways around the house.
1. 15mm gal rod, 2400 long. This can be cut up into short
length to retain garden steps.
2. 150x50x about 4000mm hardwood. Great for retaining
walls. Already some has gone to build a table.
3. 1metre lengths of softwood. Very weathered.
4. Lots of gal angle iron. Great for bracing etc.
5. 16 yellow floats (we had 21 but 5 have already gone) (see
many uses: The best can be used for
garden water tanks, grey water tanks or water proof outdoor
storage containers. They can be used as raised garden beds or
turned on their sides to store kindling. The tops can be
used for seedling trays.
If people want any of these Paul Kinnison can help them load them on to
the Community Vehicle. Anyone removing the tanks should come with
gloves and a scraper to remove oysters (won’t take long at all).
Enquiries: Paul Kinnison 9997 6017
floating between Scotland Island and Church Point on Thursday 1st
December around midday. Please call Philip on 0411 882064
Table Tennis table with net, balls and bats for sale on Scotland Island
– less than one year old.
Please call Gary on 0410 314 567
Laser 1 in good condition with unregistered trailer.
Call Belinda on 0412 616 304
have 2 cots going begging, free to good homes. Both cots are
timber and in relatively good condition although new mattresses may be
necessary. One of them is the official Scotland Island Cot and
has a history of many an island baby over the past 30 or more
years. This cot goes with the sentimental condition that it never
leaves the island and gets passed on to other island babies over the
years to come.
Please give me a call on 0415 058 922 if you are interested.
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