I recently had the pleasure of presiding over the first meeting of the Northern Beaches Council. It was an historic occasion and the general mood was extremely positive. It was an historic occasion and the general mood was extremely positive.
Clearly there are opportunities for improving services to our 260,000 residents and along with the new General Manager, Mark Ferguson, and the new senior management team, I will work hard to identify opportunities to achieve as much as possible.
Former Mayors Jean Hay and Michael Regan, and former Deputy Mayor, Kylie Ferguson, have agreed to play important leadership roles through a newly established Implementation Advisory Group, and by Chairing new Local Representation Committees.
These Committees, made up of many former Councillors from all three Councils, will provide advice and guidance to me on the widely diverse range of Council issues as we complete the task of creating the new Council in the lead-up to the September 2017 elections. They will provide a direct link between me and the tremendous knowledge and experience of the previous Councillors.
Many readers would now be aware that I took the opportunity at the first meeting to break a longstanding frustration by adopting a 'One Council One Sticker' approach. As of last week, beach resident parking stickers from all three of the previous councils will be accepted at all beaches.
I am personally honoured to have been asked to take on the role of your Administrator and thank residents and Council staff for their very warm welcome. I will do my best to deliver a smoothly running organisation that meets your needs and expectations.
Administrator, Northern Beaches Council
A tech savvy walking app has seen the Northern Beaches Council recognised in the Parks & Leisure Australia Awards for Excellence in the Use of Technology.
The award was for the Walking Pittwater App developed by the former Pittwater Council in partnership with Macquarie University’s PACE (Professional And Community Engagement) program.
Each year Parks & Leisure Australia recognise outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of ‘the people behind the places’ promoting and enhancing opportunities for the good use of leisure time that benefits our community.
Northern Beaches Council Deputy General Manager, Mr Ben Taylor applauded the staff, students and community who worked collaboratively on this project, over two years.
The regional award will now be considered for Parks & Leisure Australia’s National Awards which will be announced in October 2016 in Adelaide.
The Walking Pittwater App, launched last year, was developed with students from Macquarie University providing them with invaluable practical experience while at the same time giving them a head start on their career.
Stephen Smith, Unit Convenor at Macquarie University said development of the App highlighted that (Macquarie) university students, in collaboration with industry, can do great work.
“Our students will be the future of our society one day and it’s nice to see them deliver a useful project,” added Mr Smith.
The Walking Pittwater app boasts numerous points of interest, historical information, and video footage embedded. The app can be personalised allowing the user to mark areas of interest and tag them so they can be found again.
It is available in both android and Apple® versions, and can be downloaded free from Google Play or the App Store.
PACE at Macquarie University is happy to hear from other partners interested in developing similar tools or resources for their organisation. Please contact email@example.com for more information on how to get involved.
Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1114, 9970 1119
Australia's Largest Selling Wine Syndicate Newsletter
All the Wine that's fit to Drink :)Greetings,
Here is a date and time to remember! Sunday June 19th from 3pm. Your wine syndicate will be holding the next tasting at the sunny and warm premesis of Greg and Louise Roberts @ Pittpoint on the Northerly tip of Scotland Island.
Your editor has absolutely no idea as to the identity or quality of the the wines to be tasted but can assure you that the panel of selectors will be hard at it as you read this, discussing and choosing some of the best wines to be bought in Australia.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION AS SOON AS IT COMES TO HAND
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June 2016 Bookings
Church Point Cafe - Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
Sun June 5: Kate Lush:
Kate Lush & band return armed with material from her forthcoming new album that she's looking to release later in the year as well as her soulful spin on other great rock & soul classics. Add to her great songs, a devastating voice & rockin band and you have some of the best Sunday's we've enjoyed at the Co-Op Club. Think soul infused rock, Memphis blues with a dash of Susan Tedeschi.
"..there's a kind of infectious joy that comes out of Kate Lush's music that captures your imagination. Go prepared to be blown away.."
Sun June 12: Robert Susz:
Robert Susz and band are back at the Co-Op Club. Do not miss this master of soul, blues & funk because Robert & his great band are some of the best in Australia. They play old hits from their days as The Dynamic Hepnotics including 'Soul Kinda Feelin' & 'Take You Higher' as well as anything soulful & funky that takes their fancy. Go prepared to dance.
Sun June 19: Milan Hendik EXP:
Milan Hendik EXP are based in Byron Bay but they will be heading to Sydney in June to road test their third studio album 'Applegate Drive'. Nominated for a 'Chain Award' for best new artist for their last release, 'Soul Food at Johnnie Lee Fongs' & featuring in the blues, roots charts, they have established themselves as a formidable act with great original songs, mixing blues, soul, roots and sweet harmonies. With Milan on acoustic guitar, stomp box, harmonica & vocals & Hendrik on bass & vocals, they will be joined by Greg Ohlback on drums.
Sun June 26: The Sly Dogs:
Sun June 26: The Sly Dogs return to the Co-Op Club as the house band this month. Don't miss this one as they will take a couple of months off & return again in September just in time for Spring and new beginnings. Swampy blues, funky soul pop with special guests.
Music is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793
Local Nia Blue Belt teacher, Mandy Loveday says “Nia is a low impact, movement practice to music that’s open to all ages and body types. The movements are simple and repetitive on purpose, designed to condition the body and bring up feelings of comfort and joy. Nia teachers will share mindful tools and movement practices to bring you a morning of pleasure and deep connection to self. There's no pressure to perform or keep up so you can move in a way that feels safe and nurturing for you.”
When, where and how much: 9.30am Sunday, 5 June 2016 at the Newport Community Centre, 11-13 The Boulevarde, Newport. The cost is $45 if you book online http://tinyurl.com/zedwgqc or $55 at the door.
Mindful Movement Practice
Nia / Ageless Grace / Mindfulness / Meditation
Mobile 0411 645 389
4.5m Drifter Centre Console Polycraft with 60HP 4 stroke Yamaha. 2008.
Larry Eastwood. 0417 244406. Morning Bay.
Are you 15years or over?
Do you want to earn some money on a Saturday morning?Are you reliable?
Can you work happily with others your age?
Then this could be the job you are looking for.
Sunday 5th - Sunday 12th and Monday 13th
First come - first serve....
Lots of other items too numerous to detail:
Books, CD’s, videos, vinyl records, glassware, kitchenware, pictures and frames, and an original Fabia Tory painting etc.
Lots and lots of free stuff as well.
Please contact Lizzie Brand on 0424341458 or 99972026 if interested, or just rock up on Sunday 5th June, or the following Sunday or Monday.
My name is Soren Tinberg. I’ve grown up on the island
and understand the demands of general block
maintenance, be it stacking firewood, cleaning gutters,
gardening or moving building materials.
So I’m offering to do it for you at 20$/hour.
I’m returning for the University break and will be
available from the 15th of June until the 15th of July.
You can reach me on:
m: 0430 052 426
Look forward to working for you.
Sunday 5th June 9:30am to 1pm
55 Robertson (big blue house near tennis)Items include
Timber with slated base.
Please text or call. Nicole 0403 229 677
Please contact Marjolyn Batt 0404 066 403
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