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RFS Launch Fire Alert iPhone App.
10 May 2010
Services Minister Steve Whan has today announced that the NSW Rural
Fire Service (RFS) is launching the official RFS iPhone™ application
designed to alert people to bush fire activity in NSW.
near Me’ will be available to download free of charge from
Apple’s Application store from today.
Minister said that the RFS has been working closely with Apple™ to
ensure that the Application is an efficient and useable tool that will
benefit NSW communities.
“As well as giving residents the
ability to monitor when and where Total Fire Bans are in place, Fires
near Me also allows people to identify bush fire activity as it is
happening,” said Mr Whan.
“This Application is another strategy
implemented by the RFS to heighten community awareness and deliver
“Fires near Me will complement the
suite of tools available to the public including the recently upgraded
RFS website and 1800 Information Line,” said Mr Whan.
Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said that the need for the public to
have access to accurate and timely information on fires was one of the
most important lessons learned from last year’s tragic Victorian bush
By upgrading the RFS public communication channels more
people can access accurate and up to date bush fire information
“With more and more people using mobile phone
technology to access instant information, Fires near Me provides people
with an opportunity to retrieve important updates.
people across the State to download Fires near Me and familiarise
themselves with its capabilities before the start of the next bush fire
season,” said Commissioner Fitzsimmons.
MEDIA CONTACT: Garth Montgomery 9228 3800 or 0408 864 851
Meriton Development saga continues...
Closing Date for
Submission on Meriton's Apartments Application Extended
Rob Stokes was successful in having the closing date for submissions on
the Meriton Apartments application for 600 units in Warriewood--where
Council had planned for 180 units -- extended until Tuesday
15th June at 5 pm.
This may not effect the Off Shore residents all that much until they
get to the intersection of Samuel St and Mona Vale Rd in peak hour
--the big roundabout.
All of Pittwater is gearing up to fight this overdevelopment and in
trying to get the Dept of Planning, who will assess the application, to
reduce the unplanned impact of so many in such a small space.
Rob is also trying to have the application assessed by an independent
This may just be the beginning. Meritons own land across the
road from 14-18 Boondah Rd, on which they have plans
for 400 units where Council planned for 43 units. This is
currently on the back burner.
Under new legislation (Part 3a),this type of over development
could also happen in Newport and Mona Vale.
Ph (02) 9997-1723
Marine Rescue Levy on Boat Rego
RESCUE VOLUNTEERS’ FUTURE
The NSW Government is proposing an initiative to support Marine Rescue
NSW, a voluntary, non-government organisation with more than 2300
Minister for Ports and Waterways, Paul McLeay and Minister for
Emergency Services, Steve Whan said Marine Rescue NSW provided a
valuable service to the boating community and should be supported.
The proposal would see a $7.50 a year Marine Rescue levy on boating
fees, so boaters can provide sustainable financial support to the
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AutumnAtic 2010 - May 29,
proudly presents AutumnAtic.
biggest venue yet, with our most diverse lineup ever.
yourself to a night of hip hop, electro and a bunch of other good music
from DJ's and MC's who have earned their place in clubs, bars and
festivals all around Sydney
the sounds of:
Cunning Linguists: SAMSON & AKI REDBIRD (Polar Nation)
Funk Madman: DJ JAMIN (Friday Madness)
Instrumental Machine: BENNY HAZ (SuperFly)
Acoustic Electro Wizard: TRAPAZOID (JJJ Hottest 100)
Monster Beat Bringer: TW33K (3rd AutumnAtic)
The Distinctive: DAN'SOUND
This AutumnAtic is going to be the biggest ever!
DO NOT MISS OUT!!!
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