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YOUR COMMITTEE AT WORK – SEPTEMBER 2017

It is a pleasure to bring you the September newsletter. This outlines the activities your Association has been involved in during the last month, and lists items that are coming up for the balance of the year.

There is a lot of change within the Peninsular and we are doing our best to be on top of it all!

COUNCIL ELECTIONS – THE OUTCOME

A summary of the recent elections is – Regan Party 6, Liberals 5, Greens 1, Independents 3. These Councillors will elect the Mayor at the first council meeting on Tuesday 26th September 6.30pm at Dee Why Council Chambers. The meeting is streamed live on NBC website. Your committee will continue to work with the Mayor and the Councillors particularly on matters of concern to the Whale Beach & Palm Beach community.

Council Elections – the successful candidates
 
Pittwater Ward

  • Kylie Ferguson (Liberal)
  • Alex McTaggart (Independent)
  • Ian White (Regan Party)

 
Narrabeen Ward

  • Rory Amon (Liberal)
  • Sue Heins (Regan Party)
  • Vince De Luca (Independent)

 
Frenchs Forest Ward

  • Roslyn Harrison (Regan Party)
  • Stuart Sprott (Liberal)
  • Penny Philpott (Regan Party)

 
Curl Curl Ward

  • Michael Regan (Regan Party)
  • Dave Walton (Liberal)
  • Natalie Warren (Greens)

 
Manly Ward

  • Pat Daley (Liberal)
  • Candy Bingham (Independent)
  • Sarah Grattan (Regan)

  

SUMMARY OF SEPTEMBER’S MEETINGS & EVENTS

30/8/17
MORNING TEA AT “DUNES KIOSK” for members & friends.

6/9/17
B LINE & TRANSPORT FOR NSW at Mona Vale Memorial Hall with reps from Community Groups north of Mona Vale.

8/9/17
ROB STOKES Mona Vale Office – re BLine – with reps from Community Groups north of Mona Vale.

9/9/17
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE “STALL” AT Palm Beach Kindy On Council Election Day. PBWBA engaging with the local community. Issues raised included lack of footpaths, “hoons”, the BLine and “party” houses.

11/9/17
MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING

BLine & Transport for NSW presentation. 45 members of community in attendance. Please explain how the PB & WB community is NOT being disadvantaged by proposed changed to L90 services? When & how did Community consultation take place with PB & WB residents prior to these changes being planned? Why can’t the E88 am & pm peak service begin and end at PB – at least for a trial? For more information on this very robust meeting click here

28/9/17
MORNING TEA for members & friends at “Palm Beach Paradise ” 10.30am Ocean Rd

28/9/17 — NBC – PALM BEACH WHARF TO GOV PHILLIP PARK WALKWAY with PB Walkway Working Group at Avalon Rec Centre. Discuss way forward, tender, funding, timeline, community consultation, scope of works etc. The tender has been let. The budget is in the vicinity of $2million

FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS

11/10/17
Monthly Committee meeting – all members welcome to attend!

27/10/17
Morning Tea “Whale Beach Deli” Whale Beach Rd Whale Beach Friday 10.30am

27/11/17
Morning Tea – venue to be advised Monday 10.30am (last one for 2017)

10/12/17
Christmas Cocktail Party 6.30pm at The Boathouse – save the date!

OTHER MATTERS

PALM BEACH SOUTH LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN

The plan was passed by the Council at its last meeting.

A dish drain is scheduled to be installed along the Western side of Ocean Road in the 2017/18 financial year.

The pavilion – $200,000 has been allocated to undertake restoration work on the pavilion over the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Financial years.

State Govt Funding
The member for Pittwater, Rob Stokes, has obtained a grant of $300 000 from the New South Wales government towards the project. This should enable the project to commence towards the end of this financial year.

Council funding
2017/2018 – $50,000 for completion of detailed design drawings
2018/2019 – $550,000 for works to commence
Total budget – estimate $3+ million?

PBWBA SUBMISSIONS to NBC & Govt

  • proposed Alcohol Free Zone Palm Beach (south)
  • Road Reserves Closure & Sale at 22 Palm Beach Road Palm Beach
  • 2 DA’s of concern – bulk & scale, landscaping, parking

 
NSW Govt – Dept of Planning & Environment & Dept of Fair Trading

  • Short Term Holiday Letting in NSW: Options Paper closes 31/10/17

To access this Paper go to

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/News/2017/Industry-and-Community-to-help-make-short-term-holiday-letting-work

 “HAVE YOUR SAY”

Engage with Northern Beaches Council www.northernbeaches.gov.au

click https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/council/have-your-say

  • Cultural Space closes 1/10/17 (workshop Newport CC 19/9/17)
  • Alcohol Free Zones Update closes 2/10/17
  • Connecting Northern Beaches Public Art Trail closes 8/10/17
  • Community Strategic Plan closes 5/11/17

  

Richard West – President PBWBA

0407 942 941

The Secretary
Palm Beach & Whale Beach Association
P.O. Box 2 Palm Beach NSW 2108