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Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 9, Issue 342 September 2008
- September 2008 -

Ian White Wins Seat on Local Council


Pittwater Council today announced the results of the local government election held on Saturday 13 September 2008.

The successful candidates for the Northern Ward of Pittwater, (incorporating the areas of Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Avalon, Careel Bay, Bilgola, Clareville, Coasters Retreat and Mackerel Beach) were Harvey Rose, Bob Grace and Peter Hock.

In the Central Ward (incorporating Newport, Scotland Island, Church Point, Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay, Towlers Bay, Mona Vale & Bayview) the successful candidates were Bob Dunbar, Patricia Giles OAM and Ian White.

The Southern Ward (incorporating Warriewood, Ingleside, Elanora Heights and North Narrabeen) sees the return of Julie Hegarty and David James, with Jacqueline Townsend the third ward representative.

The incoming Pittwater Council is composed of some new and familiar faces.  Councillors Ian White, Harvey Rose, Peter Hock and Jacqueline Townsend join Pittwater for the first time, while Councillor Bob Dunbar returns after a four year absence.  The four continuing councillors are Councillors James, Hegarty, Giles and Grace.

Pittwater Council's General Manager Mark Ferguson congratulated and welcomed the newly elected Council, saying he looked forward to working with them over the next four years.

"All the staff are committed to working with the new Council to implement the objectives of Pittwater's strategic plan," he said.

The annual election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor by the Councillors will take place at a special Council meeting on Monday 29 September 2008 at 6.30pm.  The first full meeting of the new Council will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 13 October.

Further information on the breakdown of the election results can be found at the Electoral Commission of NSW website at  www.elections.nsw.gov.au. 

Places Still Available for Kids Holiday Program

Pittwater Council's Coastal Environment Centre has some places still available for their Kids on the Coast program over the October school holidays.

The school holiday program, which runs from Monday 29 September to 10 October, offers a series of fun activities for primary school aged children.

Coastal Environment Centre Coordinator Jo Tulau said that program combines a mix of art, craft, fun and games, discovery and learning, with an emphasis on the plants and animals that make up our coastal environment.

"Field trips to the lagoon beach, wetlands or bushland are fun and exciting and a great way for kids to learn more about our coast," said Ms Tulau.

"Some of the activities on offer include Dragons under the Sea, a chance to learn more about seahorses, sea dragons and pipefish. Where can we find them and what can we do about their dwindling numbers?

"There is also the opportunity for your child to be a marine biologist for the day at the Rock Platform Investigator event, investigating favourite underwater creatures living on the rock platform.

"Shark Art checks out the most feared creatures in our oceans, but often the most misunderstood. Discover the streamlined beauty of these amazing creatures and make a portrait of your favourite shark to take home," Ms Tulau added.

The Kids on the Coast program runs every school holiday, offering two hour activities for $20 per child. Each activity is led by an enthusiastic and experienced educator.

For more information or to book your child a place, call the Coastal Environment Centre on 9970 1675 or visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment/cec 

Media contact:     Jo Tulau, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1675

Story Time Again !

Hope you've sharpened your pencils and have a tale to tell at Storytime Again hosted by Philip and Trilby Bond on Saturday, 27th September from 7.30pm

BYO plus a plate to share.

Address : Ferryman's Cottage, 47 Robertson Rd, SI
RSVP: 9979.5958
25th September 2008
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