Firstly, thank you to all members who attended the Annual General Meeting in May. It was a lively evening and well attended. Mr. Dick Persson, Administrator of the Northern Beaches Council for another three months, addressed the meeting and answered member questions.

We have received a number of subsequent updates on important issues which I need to bring to your attention.

The release of “The new Northern Beaches Bus Service Plan – by suburb”

A summary of proposed changes to bus schedules and how it may affect you:

(For the full summary of all proposed services, by each suburb, click here.)

“Route L90 will continue to operate during the weekday off-peak (9:00am-3:00pm) and weekends (7:00am-10:00pm), with a service frequency of 60 minutes. For travel to the City outside of these times, catch route 199 and connect to B-Line services at Newport.”

In other words, if people north of Avalon need to commute to the city in peak hours, ie to arrive before 9.00am, they will have to catch a 199 or drive to Newport to catch a B-Line. Avalon people still seem to be able to catch the E88, assuming its timetable isn’t also truncated.

“New route 199 will operate as a full time, all-stops service between Palm Beach and Manly via Avalon, Newport shops, Newport loop, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why and Warringah Mall (Pittwater Road). Route 199 will provide connections to B-line services at Newport.”

“Routes 184, L84, L85, E86, 187, E87, L87 and L88 will no longer operate, replaced by B-line services and routes E54 and 199.”


The end of the L90 – Invitation to Hon. Rob Stokes to explain.

I have emailed the Member for Pittwater inviting him to attend the next committee meeting of the association on Tuesday 13 May at 7pm at the Pacific Club to discuss the proposed bus schedules.

The Palm Beach and Whale Beach Association has now received a full summary of the proposed bus services to the Northern Beaches.

There is an apparent major downgrade in the services to Palm Beach and Whale Beaches. We need to have more information on the reasons for these changes.”

To view the full letter click here.

The Draft Palm Beach Parking Demand Management Strategy

Updated information from Northern Beaches Council

The Draft Palm Beach Parking Demand Management Strategy was presented to Council on Tuesday 30 May and endorsed for public exhibition until Wednesday 28 June.

The following documents are available for viewing online and at Customer Service Centres:

Make a submission

  • Online or In writing to the General Manager, Northern Beaches Council, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale 2103. Submissions close Wednesday 28 June.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact 9970 1196 Michelle Carter.

PROTECT PITTWATER –   Pittwater Forever

Bob Grace advised that he has received this information from Craig Boaden President of Pittwaterforever  and he encourages all our members to contribute.

Just a quick progress report on the crowd funding to fund a legal Opinion and a Statement of Claim. After just 3 whole days, we have raised just under $8000, well on the way to the goal of $10,000. Many thanks to those of you who have forwarded the email with the Chuffed link to your members. If there is any community organisation which has not yet done so, we would appreciate it if you could advise your members of the campaign. Thanks.”

Regards Craig Boaden

GARTH WILSON  –  a Life Member of PBWBA

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Garth Wilson last week.

Garth was an honorary life member of the association and his contribution to the Association was significant. He was still an active member of the association with his wife He attended a number of our morning coffee sessions  Garth was also at the AGM where he proposed a  motion thanking the committee for their hard work.


for the June Meeting of Committee

As  Monday, 12 June is a public holiday, we have changed the date of our next meeting to Tuesday, 13 June at Pacific  Club.


Next morning tea: Monday 26th June at “2108 Espresso” on the beachfront (under cover, big table on northern side).


Richard West AM
President PBWBA