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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Click here to visit the NSW Government’s COVID-19 web page which contains information on: The latest updates What you can and can’t do Guidance on workplace safety for businesses and employees Financial help for individuals and households Heat maps and the latest statistics for NSW And much more!  Please contact Service NSW on 13 77 […]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Click here to visit the NSW Government’s COVID-19 web page which contains information on: The latest updates What you can and can’t do Guidance on workplace safety for businesses and employees Financial help for individuals and households Heat maps and the latest statistics for NSW And much more!  Please contact Service NSW on 13 77 […]

RESTRICTIONS EASED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

More people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity under a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the people of NSW have demonstrated that by working together and following COVID-Safe protocols restrictions can safely be eased. “The community […]

RESTRICTIONS EASED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

More people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity under a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the people of NSW have demonstrated that by working together and following COVID-Safe protocols restrictions can safely be eased. “The community […]

FREE TUTORING TO SUPPORT WAKEHURST STUDENTS

For the first time in NSW, students will receive free tutoring in 2021 thanks to a landmark $337 million program as part of the NSW 2020-2021 Budget. This program will provide support for students after a disruptive school year. The Government will employ up to 5500 additional staff to deliver small-group tuition at every NSW […]

FREE TUTORING TO SUPPORT WAKEHURST STUDENTS

For the first time in NSW, students will receive free tutoring in 2021 thanks to a landmark $337 million program as part of the NSW 2020-2021 Budget. This program will provide support for students after a disruptive school year. The Government will employ up to 5500 additional staff to deliver small-group tuition at every NSW […]

NEW AMBULANCES ROLL INTO WAKEHURST

A fleet of 89 new ambulances has been rolled out to communities across NSW as part of the NSW Liberals and Nationals’ response to COVID-19. Member for Wakehurst, Mr Brad Hazzard today announced that Wakehurst has received 2 additional class 1 ambulances to support paramedics responding to emergencies in the community. “Thanks to a $17 […]

NEW AMBULANCES ROLL INTO WAKEHURST

A fleet of 89 new ambulances has been rolled out to communities across NSW as part of the NSW Liberals and Nationals’ response to COVID-19. Member for Wakehurst, Mr Brad Hazzard today announced that Wakehurst has received 2 additional class 1 ambulances to support paramedics responding to emergencies in the community. “Thanks to a $17 […]

NSW PUBLIC SCHOOLS COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID-19 guidelines for NSW public schools have been updated. • Presentation Days for the end of the year can now go ahead. Principals will decide the most appropriate format for their schools, which may include online or live-streamed events, or splitting the school into year group cohorts. o Schools must still comply with COVID […]

NSW PUBLIC SCHOOLS COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID-19 guidelines for NSW public schools have been updated. • Presentation Days for the end of the year can now go ahead. Principals will decide the most appropriate format for their schools, which may include online or live-streamed events, or splitting the school into year group cohorts. o Schools must still comply with COVID […]

$56 MILLION FOR MORE PALLIATIVE CARE SUPPORTS

People approaching the end of life will have more choice to remain in their own homes for longer thanks to a $56 million funding boost included in the 2020-21 NSW Budget. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding is in addition to the $220 million the NSW Government invests in palliative care services each year to […]

$56 MILLION FOR MORE PALLIATIVE CARE SUPPORTS

People approaching the end of life will have more choice to remain in their own homes for longer thanks to a $56 million funding boost included in the 2020-21 NSW Budget. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding is in addition to the $220 million the NSW Government invests in palliative care services each year to […]

NSW TO REOPEN VICTORIAN BORDER

The NSW Government will reopen the border to Victoria at 12.01am on Monday, 23 November. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the reopening date should give people the confidence to make plans, book holidays and reunite with family members in the lead up to Christmas. “I want to thank the community, particularly in our border towns, for […]

NSW TO REOPEN VICTORIAN BORDER

The NSW Government will reopen the border to Victoria at 12.01am on Monday, 23 November. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the reopening date should give people the confidence to make plans, book holidays and reunite with family members in the lead up to Christmas. “I want to thank the community, particularly in our border towns, for […]

HEALTH STARS AWARDED IN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR

The heroic efforts of NSW healthcare workers who this year faced the challenges of bushfires, drought, floods and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have been recognised at the 2020 NSW Health Awards. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the extraordinary circumstances of the past year made it more important than ever to acknowledge the achievements of […]

HEALTH STARS AWARDED IN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR

The heroic efforts of NSW healthcare workers who this year faced the challenges of bushfires, drought, floods and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have been recognised at the 2020 NSW Health Awards. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the extraordinary circumstances of the past year made it more important than ever to acknowledge the achievements of […]

Wakehurst resident Robert Stark awarded Grandparent of the Year 2020

A busy volunteer and proud community leader has been honoured as the 2020 NSW Grandparent of the Year. Robert Stark is a retired police officer from Sydney’s Northern Beaches who has been the primary carer for his 9 year old grandaughter Ruby since she was 6 months old. Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee and […]

Wakehurst resident Robert Stark awarded Grandparent of the Year 2020

A busy volunteer and proud community leader has been honoured as the 2020 NSW Grandparent of the Year. Robert Stark is a retired police officer from Sydney’s Northern Beaches who has been the primary carer for his 9 year old grandaughter Ruby since she was 6 months old. Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee and […]

Remembrance day services to go ahead in Wakehurst

Groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services in Wakehurst after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions. “Remembrance Day is a major event for both veterans and the broader community to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Mr […]

Remembrance day services to go ahead in Wakehurst

Groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services in Wakehurst after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions. “Remembrance Day is a major event for both veterans and the broader community to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Mr […]

Funding certainly continues for schools in Wakehurst

Students at Wakehurst public schools will benefit from the funding certainty delivered in their school budget allocations for next year. The Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, said the allocations are part of $10.1 billion in annual Gonski funding being delivered to public schools for 2021. The distribution of funding through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) […]

Funding certainly continues for schools in Wakehurst

Students at Wakehurst public schools will benefit from the funding certainty delivered in their school budget allocations for next year. The Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, said the allocations are part of $10.1 billion in annual Gonski funding being delivered to public schools for 2021. The distribution of funding through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EASED!

Restrictions for outdoor dining and outdoor music performances will be eased, under relaxed COVID-19 safety rules. From this Friday, 16 October restrictions at hospitality venues will be eased to allow one patron for every two square metres in outdoor areas (previously this was one person per four square metres). Businesses wishing to take advantage of […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EASED!

Restrictions for outdoor dining and outdoor music performances will be eased, under relaxed COVID-19 safety rules. From this Friday, 16 October restrictions at hospitality venues will be eased to allow one patron for every two square metres in outdoor areas (previously this was one person per four square metres). Businesses wishing to take advantage of […]

Its National Carers Week!

RECOGNISING & SUPPORTING CARERS IN WAKEHURST   National Carers Week 2020 gives the Wakehurst community a special opportunity to celebrate those who sacrifice so much to look after loved ones who need intensive help. The NSW Government is launching the NSW Carers Strategy 2020-30 to support more than 850,000 carers across our state. The strategy […]

Its National Carers Week!

RECOGNISING & SUPPORTING CARERS IN WAKEHURST   National Carers Week 2020 gives the Wakehurst community a special opportunity to celebrate those who sacrifice so much to look after loved ones who need intensive help. The NSW Government is launching the NSW Carers Strategy 2020-30 to support more than 850,000 carers across our state. The strategy […]

Killarney Heights Public School upgrade complete

A multi-million-dollar upgrade at Killarney Heights Public School is now complete, with students and staff settling into the new facilities in time for the start of Day 1 Term 4 2020. The project has delivered a new two story building including seven permanent learning spaces, one special programs room and breakout learning areas which are […]

Killarney Heights Public School upgrade complete

A multi-million-dollar upgrade at Killarney Heights Public School is now complete, with students and staff settling into the new facilities in time for the start of Day 1 Term 4 2020. The project has delivered a new two story building including seven permanent learning spaces, one special programs room and breakout learning areas which are […]

More frequent buses for Sydney’s North

Customers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore will benefit from more than 2,000 additional weekly bus services from later this year, including a 24/7 B-Line service. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the extra services are part of a NSW Government commitment to improve services on the corridor, and will give […]

More frequent buses for Sydney’s North

Customers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore will benefit from more than 2,000 additional weekly bus services from later this year, including a 24/7 B-Line service. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the extra services are part of a NSW Government commitment to improve services on the corridor, and will give […]

Parramatta’s heritage buildings to be saved

The NSW Government will relocate the historic Willow Grove house and retain the original heritage portion of St George’s Terrace in Parramatta to improve community access and pave the way for the flagship Powerhouse Parramatta museum. Minister for the Arts Don Harwin confirmed the decision to relocate the much admired 19th-century Italianate villa following feedback […]

Parramatta’s heritage buildings to be saved

The NSW Government will relocate the historic Willow Grove house and retain the original heritage portion of St George’s Terrace in Parramatta to improve community access and pave the way for the flagship Powerhouse Parramatta museum. Minister for the Arts Don Harwin confirmed the decision to relocate the much admired 19th-century Italianate villa following feedback […]

Community encouraged to call unique statewide mental health peer support helpline

People in Wakehurst who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing are being reminded about an innovative mental health peer support phone line that is free to call and available now. Member for Wakehurst, Hon Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government funded BEING Supported ‘warmline’ was there to support anyone looking for an understanding […]

Community encouraged to call unique statewide mental health peer support helpline

People in Wakehurst who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing are being reminded about an innovative mental health peer support phone line that is free to call and available now. Member for Wakehurst, Hon Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government funded BEING Supported ‘warmline’ was there to support anyone looking for an understanding […]

Road safety improvements on Pittwater Road, Dee Why

The NSW Government is upgrading Sydney’s road network to provide easier, faster and safer journeys. Transport for NSW is making changes to traffic conditions on Pittwater Road, Dee Why to improve safety for road users including pedestrians. Between 2014 and 2019, there were 10 reported crashes when road users turn right from Pittwater Road into […]

Road safety improvements on Pittwater Road, Dee Why

The NSW Government is upgrading Sydney’s road network to provide easier, faster and safer journeys. Transport for NSW is making changes to traffic conditions on Pittwater Road, Dee Why to improve safety for road users including pedestrians. Between 2014 and 2019, there were 10 reported crashes when road users turn right from Pittwater Road into […]

Community grants to Honour Wakehurst Veterans

RSLs and schools in Wakehurst are amongst a range of community organisations eligible to apply for NSW Government funding to deliver projects that improve veteran wellbeing and celebrate their important contributions to society. Brad Hazzard said the Anzac Community Grants Program provides organisations up to $2,000 to commence, enhance or complete a local community project […]

Community grants to Honour Wakehurst Veterans

RSLs and schools in Wakehurst are amongst a range of community organisations eligible to apply for NSW Government funding to deliver projects that improve veteran wellbeing and celebrate their important contributions to society. Brad Hazzard said the Anzac Community Grants Program provides organisations up to $2,000 to commence, enhance or complete a local community project […]

Applications open for NSW Government local sport defibrillator program

Sports and councils in Wakehurst are encouraged to apply for a grant towards potentially life-saving equipment in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said it is vital facilities were equipped to respond to life-threatening situations. “Sport and recreation are the lifeblood of our Wakehurst community,” Mr Hazzard said. […]

Applications open for NSW Government local sport defibrillator program

Sports and councils in Wakehurst are encouraged to apply for a grant towards potentially life-saving equipment in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said it is vital facilities were equipped to respond to life-threatening situations. “Sport and recreation are the lifeblood of our Wakehurst community,” Mr Hazzard said. […]

Education Week 2020

Education Week 2020 begins today, an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of our public schools and the critical role they play in equipping our students for the future. The theme, ‘Learning together’, is fitting given the extraordinary challenges this year has presented.  In 2020, our school communities have proven just how strong and adaptable […]

Education Week 2020

Education Week 2020 begins today, an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of our public schools and the critical role they play in equipping our students for the future. The theme, ‘Learning together’, is fitting given the extraordinary challenges this year has presented.  In 2020, our school communities have proven just how strong and adaptable […]

Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrade – complete!

The NSW Government has completed upgrading roads around the Northern Beaches Hospital, increasing capacity on the road network and improving access through the area.  Transport for NSW would like to thank residents, the local community and commuters for their support and patience during the construction of this important piece of infrastructure. Project Milestones June 2015 […]

Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrade – complete!

The NSW Government has completed upgrading roads around the Northern Beaches Hospital, increasing capacity on the road network and improving access through the area.  Transport for NSW would like to thank residents, the local community and commuters for their support and patience during the construction of this important piece of infrastructure. Project Milestones June 2015 […]

Big Boost for First Home Buyers

First home buyers and the construction industry will be the big winners under a targeted boost, which will eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up to $1 million. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the change to stamp duty thresholds would also support new home construction and create […]

Big Boost for First Home Buyers

First home buyers and the construction industry will be the big winners under a targeted boost, which will eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up to $1 million. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the change to stamp duty thresholds would also support new home construction and create […]

Cromer Public School to welcome new School Crossing Supervisor

Safety for students at Cromer Public School will be strengthened with one of 88 new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed as students return to the classroom. I am pleased that Cromer Public is one of 80 schools across the state preparing to welcome a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW […]

Cromer Public School to welcome new School Crossing Supervisor

Safety for students at Cromer Public School will be strengthened with one of 88 new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed as students return to the classroom. I am pleased that Cromer Public is one of 80 schools across the state preparing to welcome a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW […]

Pets for Seniors Program

NSW Seniors looking for a canine companion or feline friend in Wakehurst can take advantage of a 50 per cent discount on adoption fees for senior pets at RSPCA NSW shelters. Mr Hazzard said the offer is open to NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders in Wakehurst. “We know there are so many Seniors […]

Pets for Seniors Program

NSW Seniors looking for a canine companion or feline friend in Wakehurst can take advantage of a 50 per cent discount on adoption fees for senior pets at RSPCA NSW shelters. Mr Hazzard said the offer is open to NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders in Wakehurst. “We know there are so many Seniors […]

Caps on Quarantine Arrivals In NSW

At the request of the NSW Government, overseas quarantine arrivals in Sydney will be capped at 450 passengers a day under new Commonwealth Government limits being introduced from midnight tonight. A maximum of 50 people per incoming flight and the 450 overall daily limit are key measures to ensure hotel quarantining continues to be effective […]

Caps on Quarantine Arrivals In NSW

At the request of the NSW Government, overseas quarantine arrivals in Sydney will be capped at 450 passengers a day under new Commonwealth Government limits being introduced from midnight tonight. A maximum of 50 people per incoming flight and the 450 overall daily limit are key measures to ensure hotel quarantining continues to be effective […]

Powerhouse Museum to Remain at Ultimo

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo will continue to welcome visitors to its world renowned exhibits, with the NSW Government today announcing it will remain open and operate alongside the new state-of-the-art facility planned for Western Sydney. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the decision would ensure Sydney had two world-class facilities and would […]

Powerhouse Museum to Remain at Ultimo

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo will continue to welcome visitors to its world renowned exhibits, with the NSW Government today announcing it will remain open and operate alongside the new state-of-the-art facility planned for Western Sydney. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the decision would ensure Sydney had two world-class facilities and would […]

Veterans’ Consultation

The NSW Government is embarking on major consultation to help understand the issues facing veterans and their families today, with the opening of an online survey. Consultation will help shape the first NSW Veterans Strategy and the veterans’ community now has the chance to complete a survey or attend one of the forums being held […]

Veterans’ Consultation

The NSW Government is embarking on major consultation to help understand the issues facing veterans and their families today, with the opening of an online survey. Consultation will help shape the first NSW Veterans Strategy and the veterans’ community now has the chance to complete a survey or attend one of the forums being held […]

Support for Homeless Veterans

Former service men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will be supported by a new information and referral service dedicated to addressing their needs. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said Link2home Veterans and Ex-Service would support individuals and families to access accommodation and connect them with specialist […]

Support for Homeless Veterans

Former service men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will be supported by a new information and referral service dedicated to addressing their needs. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said Link2home Veterans and Ex-Service would support individuals and families to access accommodation and connect them with specialist […]

Retirement Village Reforms

The NSW Government will deliver fairer, more transparent fees for retirement village residents through new laws that will see exit entitlements paid more quickly when residents depart their village. These new reforms will help retirement village residents in the Wakehurst electorate by improving access to exit entitlements, creating a new mechanism to support residents moving […]

Retirement Village Reforms

The NSW Government will deliver fairer, more transparent fees for retirement village residents through new laws that will see exit entitlements paid more quickly when residents depart their village. These new reforms will help retirement village residents in the Wakehurst electorate by improving access to exit entitlements, creating a new mechanism to support residents moving […]

BIGGEST EDUCATION SHAKE UP IN 30 YEARS

The NSW school curriculum will be overhauled to improve standards, with changes starting in 2021 and all years learning the new curriculum by 2024. Unnecessary content will be cut, there will be a greater focus on literacy and numeracy, and TAFE and vocational training pathways will be modernised. A curriculum review undertaken by Professor Geoff […]

BIGGEST EDUCATION SHAKE UP IN 30 YEARS

The NSW school curriculum will be overhauled to improve standards, with changes starting in 2021 and all years learning the new curriculum by 2024. Unnecessary content will be cut, there will be a greater focus on literacy and numeracy, and TAFE and vocational training pathways will be modernised. A curriculum review undertaken by Professor Geoff […]

Changes to Opal Fares

This morning Minister Constance announced Opal fare changes from July 6, including a temporary 50 per cent discount for off-peak travel on bus, train, metro and light rail services to help manage social distancing measures and keep staff and customers safe on public transport. New peak travel times will be introduced from July 6: 6:30am–10am […]

Changes to Opal Fares

This morning Minister Constance announced Opal fare changes from July 6, including a temporary 50 per cent discount for off-peak travel on bus, train, metro and light rail services to help manage social distancing measures and keep staff and customers safe on public transport. New peak travel times will be introduced from July 6: 6:30am–10am […]

Local Government Elections

The NSW Government today announced that the local government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September 2021. It follows the decision to postpone the September 2020 council elections for 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of candidates, voters and NSW Electoral Commission staff. The NSW Electoral Commissioner […]

Local Government Elections

The NSW Government today announced that the local government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September 2021. It follows the decision to postpone the September 2020 council elections for 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of candidates, voters and NSW Electoral Commission staff. The NSW Electoral Commissioner […]

Western Harbour Tunnel – Extension of Exhibition Period

Following requests from local community members, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has extended the exhibition end date of the Western Harbour Tunnel & Warringah Freeway Upgrade EIS from 12 March until 30 March 2020. This will allow community members an extra 18 days to construct their submissions and provide them to the Department […]

Western Harbour Tunnel – Extension of Exhibition Period

Following requests from local community members, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has extended the exhibition end date of the Western Harbour Tunnel & Warringah Freeway Upgrade EIS from 12 March until 30 March 2020. This will allow community members an extra 18 days to construct their submissions and provide them to the Department […]

NSW Seniors Festival

Celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival in Wakehurst This year’s NSW Seniors Festival theme is Love to Celebrate and there will be plenty of opportunities to do just that in Wakehurst. There’s so much to love about this year’s Seniors Festival with fantastic free or low cost events to suit all interests from craft and culture […]

NSW Seniors Festival

Celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival in Wakehurst This year’s NSW Seniors Festival theme is Love to Celebrate and there will be plenty of opportunities to do just that in Wakehurst. There’s so much to love about this year’s Seniors Festival with fantastic free or low cost events to suit all interests from craft and culture […]

Our Government is working hard!

The Liberal/National Government is working hard for the people of NSW, creating jobs, building infrastructure and providing the services our community need. Delivering more opportunity: We are making sure we have a world-class TAFE and training system that delivers more qualified tradies for the workplaces of the future -We want students to think of TAFE […]

Our Government is working hard!

The Liberal/National Government is working hard for the people of NSW, creating jobs, building infrastructure and providing the services our community need. Delivering more opportunity: We are making sure we have a world-class TAFE and training system that delivers more qualified tradies for the workplaces of the future -We want students to think of TAFE […]

Coronavirus Warning

At least three cases of corona virus have been confirmed in NSW. NSW Health is urging people who have recently returned from Wuhan or have been in contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection to ensure they are aware of the symptoms and seek immediate health assessment if symptoms develop within 14 days. […]

Coronavirus Warning

At least three cases of corona virus have been confirmed in NSW. NSW Health is urging people who have recently returned from Wuhan or have been in contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection to ensure they are aware of the symptoms and seek immediate health assessment if symptoms develop within 14 days. […]

Back to School Advice

Parents preparing their children for the new school year will now have personalised advice at their fingertips, with the NSW Government today announcing a new online hub of quick, reliable back-to-school information. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the ‘Back to School Hub’ holds a suite of information to make it easier for parents to […]

Back to School Advice

Parents preparing their children for the new school year will now have personalised advice at their fingertips, with the NSW Government today announcing a new online hub of quick, reliable back-to-school information. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the ‘Back to School Hub’ holds a suite of information to make it easier for parents to […]

List Your Holiday Home to Help a Neighbour

People who own holiday homes in bushfire-affected communities are being encouraged to list them with local real estate agents for rent, to increase the supply of accommodation available for those who have lost everything. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the NSW Government can provide financial assistance through rental bond loans […]

List Your Holiday Home to Help a Neighbour

People who own holiday homes in bushfire-affected communities are being encouraged to list them with local real estate agents for rent, to increase the supply of accommodation available for those who have lost everything. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the NSW Government can provide financial assistance through rental bond loans […]

Premier Declares Third State of Emergency

The NSW Government has declared a third State of Emergency ahead of worsening fire conditions predicted for Saturday. The Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons wrote to Premier Gladys Berejiklian requesting she declare a State of Emergency under Section 33 of the State of Emergency and Rescue Management Act. The declaration announced today will be […]

Premier Declares Third State of Emergency

The NSW Government has declared a third State of Emergency ahead of worsening fire conditions predicted for Saturday. The Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons wrote to Premier Gladys Berejiklian requesting she declare a State of Emergency under Section 33 of the State of Emergency and Rescue Management Act. The declaration announced today will be […]

NSW Bushfires 2019-20

Bushfire Recovery Assistance $25 MILLION CLEAN-UP ASSISTANCE The NSW Government is providing $25 million to facilitate the clean-up of homes damaged or destroyed by the recent fires. This includes the removal of asbestos-contaminated material released as a result of the bushfires, concrete slabs and all dangerous debris such as destroyed homes and trees. This assistance […]

NSW Bushfires 2019-20

Bushfire Recovery Assistance $25 MILLION CLEAN-UP ASSISTANCE The NSW Government is providing $25 million to facilitate the clean-up of homes damaged or destroyed by the recent fires. This includes the removal of asbestos-contaminated material released as a result of the bushfires, concrete slabs and all dangerous debris such as destroyed homes and trees. This assistance […]

Merry Christmas!

My warmest wishes to all Wakehurst electorate residents! The Beaches community has had a great year and next year is looking very good too. It’s been a joy to work with locals, many of whom give back to their community. I look forward to working with our community in the year to come. May you […]

Merry Christmas!

My warmest wishes to all Wakehurst electorate residents! The Beaches community has had a great year and next year is looking very good too. It’s been a joy to work with locals, many of whom give back to their community. I look forward to working with our community in the year to come. May you […]

Bushfires & Smoke: Be Safe!

Bushfires are creating smokey conditions across mush of the State and this may continue for some time.  Smoke can effect people’s health and it is important for everyone to reduce exposure. Please, where the smoke is bad, stay indoors if possible, use preventers or other prescribed medication as appropriate, minimise or cancel outdoor activities.  Most […]

Bushfires & Smoke: Be Safe!

Bushfires are creating smokey conditions across mush of the State and this may continue for some time.  Smoke can effect people’s health and it is important for everyone to reduce exposure. Please, where the smoke is bad, stay indoors if possible, use preventers or other prescribed medication as appropriate, minimise or cancel outdoor activities.  Most […]

Wakehurst Drivers, Beware!

Lights, camera, detection: WAKEHURST Drivers beware Drivers in Wakehurst are reminded that mobile phone detection cameras are now operating across the state. The world-first safety technology started operating on December 1 and will target illegal mobile phone use by drivers through fixed and transportable trailer-mounted cameras. Research has found mobile phone use while driving is […]

Wakehurst Drivers, Beware!

Lights, camera, detection: WAKEHURST Drivers beware Drivers in Wakehurst are reminded that mobile phone detection cameras are now operating across the state. The world-first safety technology started operating on December 1 and will target illegal mobile phone use by drivers through fixed and transportable trailer-mounted cameras. Research has found mobile phone use while driving is […]

2020 Seniors Festival Celebrations

I encourage all Wakehurst seniors to celebrate and join in local events during the 2020 NSW Seniors Festival from 12-23 February. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Love to Celebrate’ and there are plenty of ways to have fun in Wakehurst with a range of events to suit every interest. There are free creative, […]

2020 Seniors Festival Celebrations

I encourage all Wakehurst seniors to celebrate and join in local events during the 2020 NSW Seniors Festival from 12-23 February. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Love to Celebrate’ and there are plenty of ways to have fun in Wakehurst with a range of events to suit every interest. There are free creative, […]

Infrastructure Grants Program Now Open

I invite local organisations in the Wakehurst electorate to apply for funding to support local community projects through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. $12.5 million is available in 2019/20 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure. Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over […]

Infrastructure Grants Program Now Open

I invite local organisations in the Wakehurst electorate to apply for funding to support local community projects through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. $12.5 million is available in 2019/20 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure. Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over […]

A busy day in the Wakehurst electorate!

Wednesday 30 October was a busy day in the Wakehurst electorate. In the morning, I was delighted to tour and officially open the brand new MindChamps Early Learning and Preschool Centre in Frenchs Forest. With operations commencing in January 2020, this facility will accommodate up to 94 children aged between six weeks and six years […]

A busy day in the Wakehurst electorate!

Wednesday 30 October was a busy day in the Wakehurst electorate. In the morning, I was delighted to tour and officially open the brand new MindChamps Early Learning and Preschool Centre in Frenchs Forest. With operations commencing in January 2020, this facility will accommodate up to 94 children aged between six weeks and six years […]

NSW Digital Driver’s Licence

On 3 November the Premier and the Minister for Customer Service officially released the state wide rollout of the NSW Digital Driver’s Licence (DDL). NSW drivers can now go wallet free and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside […]

NSW Digital Driver’s Licence

On 3 November the Premier and the Minister for Customer Service officially released the state wide rollout of the NSW Digital Driver’s Licence (DDL). NSW drivers can now go wallet free and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside […]

JP Celebration

            With 150 years of service between them, it was fitting that Mark Pryke, Anthony Travers and Ian Langsford were recognised for their contribution to our community as Justices of the Peace, each for 50 years of service. I was pleased to join Mark, Anthony and Ian at NSW Parliament […]

JP Celebration

            With 150 years of service between them, it was fitting that Mark Pryke, Anthony Travers and Ian Langsford were recognised for their contribution to our community as Justices of the Peace, each for 50 years of service. I was pleased to join Mark, Anthony and Ian at NSW Parliament […]

Wakehurst School Infrastructure Report

The NSW Government is investing record amounts in our schools across the State and schools in the Wakehurst electorate are not missing out. School Infrastructure NSW is delivering once-in-a-generation school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. In the […]

Wakehurst School Infrastructure Report

The NSW Government is investing record amounts in our schools across the State and schools in the Wakehurst electorate are not missing out. School Infrastructure NSW is delivering once-in-a-generation school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. In the […]

2019 Senior School Captains Dinner

Just recently, I invited Junior School Captains into Parliament House to acknowledge their contribution as school leaders. On 18 October however, it was the Senior School Captains’ turn and I was delighted to host representatives from Forest High, NBSC Cromer Campus, Killarney Heights High, Oxford Falls Grammar and St Augustine’s College at a dinner in […]

2019 Senior School Captains Dinner

Just recently, I invited Junior School Captains into Parliament House to acknowledge their contribution as school leaders. On 18 October however, it was the Senior School Captains’ turn and I was delighted to host representatives from Forest High, NBSC Cromer Campus, Killarney Heights High, Oxford Falls Grammar and St Augustine’s College at a dinner in […]

RFS Northern Beaches District Medal Presentation

I was delighted to attend the RFS Northern Beaches District Medal Presentation on 19 September 2019, at Warringah Headquarters Station in Terrey Hills. It was great to celebrate and thank the many volunteers of the RFS on the Northern Beaches, with volunteers recognised for 10 years service and some up to more than 60 years […]

RFS Northern Beaches District Medal Presentation

I was delighted to attend the RFS Northern Beaches District Medal Presentation on 19 September 2019, at Warringah Headquarters Station in Terrey Hills. It was great to celebrate and thank the many volunteers of the RFS on the Northern Beaches, with volunteers recognised for 10 years service and some up to more than 60 years […]

MWFA Grand Finals

The Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA), with over 18,000 registered players, is not the largest football association in Australia. Just recently, the MWFA held their grand final days and I was pleased to get down to Cromer to present medals to the competition and finals winners and runners-up. Congratulations, not only two the winners, but […]

MWFA Grand Finals

The Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA), with over 18,000 registered players, is not the largest football association in Australia. Just recently, the MWFA held their grand final days and I was pleased to get down to Cromer to present medals to the competition and finals winners and runners-up. Congratulations, not only two the winners, but […]

Morning Tea with Junior School Captains

For many years I have invited Junior School Captains into Parliament House to acknowledge their contribution as school leaders and on 15 August I was delighted to host School Captains and Vice Captains from 14 schools in the Wakehurst electorate. The day began with morning tea in the Jubilee Room, followed by a tour of […]

Morning Tea with Junior School Captains

For many years I have invited Junior School Captains into Parliament House to acknowledge their contribution as school leaders and on 15 August I was delighted to host School Captains and Vice Captains from 14 schools in the Wakehurst electorate. The day began with morning tea in the Jubilee Room, followed by a tour of […]

Wakehurst Chooses My Community Projects

The My Community public vote closed on 15 August 2019, with over 61,500 people voting for the favourite projects across the State. The NSW Government is investing a total of $24.68 million in projects across NSW to help improve the wellbeing of the people and communities. My Community Project is made possible by the NSW […]

Wakehurst Chooses My Community Projects

The My Community public vote closed on 15 August 2019, with over 61,500 people voting for the favourite projects across the State. The NSW Government is investing a total of $24.68 million in projects across NSW to help improve the wellbeing of the people and communities. My Community Project is made possible by the NSW […]

Sunnyfield Funding

Front row:  Chris, Aliza, Kirsty, Emma and Diane. Back row:  Leslie, Anne, Irene, Caroline, Steve and Brad. I was thrilled to visit Sunnyfields’ Allambie Heights Enterprise and see two new external all-weather awnings installed for Supported Workers and funded through the Community Building Partnership. Sunnyfield provides amazing support for people with disability and the addition […]

Sunnyfield Funding

Front row:  Chris, Aliza, Kirsty, Emma and Diane. Back row:  Leslie, Anne, Irene, Caroline, Steve and Brad. I was thrilled to visit Sunnyfields’ Allambie Heights Enterprise and see two new external all-weather awnings installed for Supported Workers and funded through the Community Building Partnership. Sunnyfield provides amazing support for people with disability and the addition […]

SLSSNB Awards of Excellence

I was delighted to attend the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence on Friday 21 June at Dee Why RSL Club. Thank you to all our surf club members who keep us safe when we are at our magnificent beaches, whether they are patrolling on the beach or working on their club’s […]

SLSSNB Awards of Excellence

I was delighted to attend the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence on Friday 21 June at Dee Why RSL Club. Thank you to all our surf club members who keep us safe when we are at our magnificent beaches, whether they are patrolling on the beach or working on their club’s […]

Have your say on the future of Northern Beaches tourism!

Northern Beaches Council is seeking community feedback on its inaugural Destination Management Plan (DMP), which will guide the future direction of tourism on the Northern Beaches. Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry on the Northern Beaches with this sector generating over $2.5 billion through direct and indirect sales in 2016/17. This includes spend by visitors […]

Have your say on the future of Northern Beaches tourism!

Northern Beaches Council is seeking community feedback on its inaugural Destination Management Plan (DMP), which will guide the future direction of tourism on the Northern Beaches. Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry on the Northern Beaches with this sector generating over $2.5 billion through direct and indirect sales in 2016/17. This includes spend by visitors […]

$15m Research Support for Spinal Cord Injury

Hopes of finding a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI) will be boosted by a $15 million investment in research funding over five years. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding in this year’s Budget will advance our understanding of spinal cord injury, which affects more than 400 people in NSW and their families each year. […]

$15m Research Support for Spinal Cord Injury

Hopes of finding a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI) will be boosted by a $15 million investment in research funding over five years. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding in this year’s Budget will advance our understanding of spinal cord injury, which affects more than 400 people in NSW and their families each year. […]

How to save hundreds on your gas bill

Energy Switch is a free online service, helping households find the best gas and electricity deals in NSW. To use the service, customers need to upload their latest e-bill to the Energy Switch website. The bill is compared to every NSW retailer to see what they could be saving and the cheapest plans available. Customers […]

How to save hundreds on your gas bill

Energy Switch is a free online service, helping households find the best gas and electricity deals in NSW. To use the service, customers need to upload their latest e-bill to the Energy Switch website. The bill is compared to every NSW retailer to see what they could be saving and the cheapest plans available. Customers […]

NSW Pet Registry

Thousands of dog and cat owners across the State are taking advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets, including 906 in the Northern Beaches Council Local Government Area. Have you registered your pet on the NSW Pet Registry? Don’t risk the heartache – get started today at petregistry.nsw.gov.au and: Upload a […]

NSW Pet Registry

Thousands of dog and cat owners across the State are taking advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets, including 906 in the Northern Beaches Council Local Government Area. Have you registered your pet on the NSW Pet Registry? Don’t risk the heartache – get started today at petregistry.nsw.gov.au and: Upload a […]

Another 4 Years!

  I was pleased to once again be sworn in as the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research by outgoing Governor, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd). This simply would not be possible without the support of Wakehurst residents who re-elected me as the Member for Wakehurst. I look forward […]

Another 4 Years!

  I was pleased to once again be sworn in as the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research by outgoing Governor, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd). This simply would not be possible without the support of Wakehurst residents who re-elected me as the Member for Wakehurst. I look forward […]

JP applications now open!

The Department of Justice has launched its new online system for Justices of the Pace (JPs) called JP Online. Applications for JP appointment and reappointment are now open and available through JP Online and applicants can login and find detailed user guides on the following website: https://www.jp.nsw.gov.au/Pages/justices-of-the-peace/jp-online.aspx  

JP applications now open!

The Department of Justice has launched its new online system for Justices of the Pace (JPs) called JP Online. Applications for JP appointment and reappointment are now open and available through JP Online and applicants can login and find detailed user guides on the following website: https://www.jp.nsw.gov.au/Pages/justices-of-the-peace/jp-online.aspx  

National Walk Safely to School Day

WHAT: National Walk Safely to School Day WHEN: Friday 17 May 2019 WHERE: In all primary schools across Australia. WHY: This national initiative aims to encourage children to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle by simply including a walk at the beginning, at lunchtime and at the end of each day. The event also promotes […]

National Walk Safely to School Day

WHAT: National Walk Safely to School Day WHEN: Friday 17 May 2019 WHERE: In all primary schools across Australia. WHY: This national initiative aims to encourage children to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle by simply including a walk at the beginning, at lunchtime and at the end of each day. The event also promotes […]

A Free Jab and Peace of Mind: Start Uni Life by Protecting Your Health

With the HSC now a history lesson, students beginning their university studies this month are being asked to protect their health by getting vaccinated. Vaccination is free for everyone up to the age of 19, giving teenagers embarking on university, TAFE or a job a fresh opportunity to get their shots. All teenagers are eligible […]

A Free Jab and Peace of Mind: Start Uni Life by Protecting Your Health

With the HSC now a history lesson, students beginning their university studies this month are being asked to protect their health by getting vaccinated. Vaccination is free for everyone up to the age of 19, giving teenagers embarking on university, TAFE or a job a fresh opportunity to get their shots. All teenagers are eligible […]

School Maintenance Backlog Wiped!

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will wipe the maintenance backlog to zero at every one of the State’s 2200+ public schools. Investing a further $449  million, the total amount invested towards clearing the backlog by July 2020 has now reached nearly $1.3 billion.  Under this policy, the existing maintenance backlog in schools across the […]

School Maintenance Backlog Wiped!

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will wipe the maintenance backlog to zero at every one of the State’s 2200+ public schools. Investing a further $449  million, the total amount invested towards clearing the backlog by July 2020 has now reached nearly $1.3 billion.  Under this policy, the existing maintenance backlog in schools across the […]

Changes to JP Applications

I have been advised by the the Department of Justice that a new online system for the appointment of JPs will be launched in 2019. Unfortunately, this will mean that no new JP applications will be accepted up to 5.00pm on 1 April 2019 whilst the Department develops a new online system for managing JP […]

Changes to JP Applications

I have been advised by the the Department of Justice that a new online system for the appointment of JPs will be launched in 2019. Unfortunately, this will mean that no new JP applications will be accepted up to 5.00pm on 1 April 2019 whilst the Department develops a new online system for managing JP […]

2019 – WAKEHURST – WINNERS!

In the very near future you will receive a copy of my latest newsletter explaining why, across Wakehurst, residents are winners in new facilities and new services. Our new $600 million Northern Beaches Hospital is open providing world class services by nurses, doctors, and allied health and support staff. New community health facilities are well […]

2019 – WAKEHURST – WINNERS!

In the very near future you will receive a copy of my latest newsletter explaining why, across Wakehurst, residents are winners in new facilities and new services. Our new $600 million Northern Beaches Hospital is open providing world class services by nurses, doctors, and allied health and support staff. New community health facilities are well […]

Cost of Living Win for Wakehurst Seniors

Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, is pleased to announce that more savings are now on offer for Northern Beaches seniors with an additional 48 local businesses signing up to the NSW Seniors Cars program and offering discounted products and services. Mr Hazzard said a recent campaign by the NSW Government successfully increased the number of […]

Cost of Living Win for Wakehurst Seniors

Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, is pleased to announce that more savings are now on offer for Northern Beaches seniors with an additional 48 local businesses signing up to the NSW Seniors Cars program and offering discounted products and services. Mr Hazzard said a recent campaign by the NSW Government successfully increased the number of […]

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018/19 Local Sport Grant Program

I am delighted to advise the following organisations were successful in the  2018/19 Local Sport Grant Program. I wish you all every success with your project. Allambie Rugby Club Inc $5,000 Dee Why Rugby Football Club $2,000 Dee Why Rugby Football Club $4,500 Manly Warringah District Baseball Club Inc $5,000 Manly Warringah District Baseball Club […]

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018/19 Local Sport Grant Program

I am delighted to advise the following organisations were successful in the  2018/19 Local Sport Grant Program. I wish you all every success with your project. Allambie Rugby Club Inc $5,000 Dee Why Rugby Football Club $2,000 Dee Why Rugby Football Club $4,500 Manly Warringah District Baseball Club Inc $5,000 Manly Warringah District Baseball Club […]

B-Line Success – 5.9 Million Passenger Trips In First Year

The NSW Government’s B-Line bus service has carried more people in its first year of operation than the population of Greater Sydney. More than 5.9 million passenger trips have been made on the ground-breaking turn-up-and-go service between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD since it launched in November 2017. The B-Line has been a […]

B-Line Success – 5.9 Million Passenger Trips In First Year

The NSW Government’s B-Line bus service has carried more people in its first year of operation than the population of Greater Sydney. More than 5.9 million passenger trips have been made on the ground-breaking turn-up-and-go service between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD since it launched in November 2017. The B-Line has been a […]

Schools Spending Bonanza!

One of the most enjoyable activities involved in being the Local member is visiting our local schools.  It gives me the opportunity to see how they are benefiting from record NSW Government spending on new buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies. The NSW Government’s 2018/19 Budget included an additional $160 million spend as part of […]

Schools Spending Bonanza!

One of the most enjoyable activities involved in being the Local member is visiting our local schools.  It gives me the opportunity to see how they are benefiting from record NSW Government spending on new buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies. The NSW Government’s 2018/19 Budget included an additional $160 million spend as part of […]

Don’t Let The Water Waste Your Life Or Your Mates

In the lead up to summer, I urge the community to stay safe in and around the water, as the NSW Government launches its 2018 water safety advertising campaign. Last summer, 36 people tragically drowned in NSW waterways, and seven of those were between Christmas and 2 January 2018. While this is an improvement on the […]

Don’t Let The Water Waste Your Life Or Your Mates

In the lead up to summer, I urge the community to stay safe in and around the water, as the NSW Government launches its 2018 water safety advertising campaign. Last summer, 36 people tragically drowned in NSW waterways, and seven of those were between Christmas and 2 January 2018. While this is an improvement on the […]

2018 NSW Seniors’ Stories Set To Inspire

Volunteering in Cambodia, relearning how to ride a motorbike at the brink of retirement, and stories of war veterans’ relatives connecting decades after World War I, are just a handful of the stories revealed in the latest edition of Seniors’ Stories. I encourage local residents to get a copy of Seniors’ Stories Volume 4, which includes […]

2018 NSW Seniors’ Stories Set To Inspire

Volunteering in Cambodia, relearning how to ride a motorbike at the brink of retirement, and stories of war veterans’ relatives connecting decades after World War I, are just a handful of the stories revealed in the latest edition of Seniors’ Stories. I encourage local residents to get a copy of Seniors’ Stories Volume 4, which includes […]

Community Building Partnership Funding 2018

Congratulations to the worthy recipients of the 2018 Community Building Partnership funding. The NSW Government’s strong economic management means we can continue to prioritise investment in local infrastructure through initiatives like the Community Building Partnership Program. This program recognises the importance of investing in projects that deliver social, environmental and recreational benefits to our community. […]

Community Building Partnership Funding 2018

Congratulations to the worthy recipients of the 2018 Community Building Partnership funding. The NSW Government’s strong economic management means we can continue to prioritise investment in local infrastructure through initiatives like the Community Building Partnership Program. This program recognises the importance of investing in projects that deliver social, environmental and recreational benefits to our community. […]

10 Days Paid Domestic Violence Leave For NSW Public Sector Employees

The NSW Government will introduce 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave per year for NSW public sector employees, including teachers, nurses and police from 1 January 2019. The NSW Government is ensuring victim-survivors of domestic violence have more resources and extra time to rebuild their lives. Employees may now use domestic violence […]

10 Days Paid Domestic Violence Leave For NSW Public Sector Employees

The NSW Government will introduce 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave per year for NSW public sector employees, including teachers, nurses and police from 1 January 2019. The NSW Government is ensuring victim-survivors of domestic violence have more resources and extra time to rebuild their lives. Employees may now use domestic violence […]

50 Years Of JP Service To Our Community

Congratulations to Peter Crombie OAM, David Rostrom and Tod Mirgis

50 Years Of JP Service To Our Community

Congratulations to Peter Crombie OAM, David Rostrom and Tod Mirgis

Shoosh For Kids Reminds Everyone Sport Should Be Fun

I call on community members, spectators and athletes across Wakehurst to keep junior sport focused on fun this season as part of the ‘Shoosh for Kids’ awareness week, running from 12-18 November. The pre-summer season is the perfect time to have conversations about why sport needs to be kept positive for the kids. Sport brings our […]

Shoosh For Kids Reminds Everyone Sport Should Be Fun

I call on community members, spectators and athletes across Wakehurst to keep junior sport focused on fun this season as part of the ‘Shoosh for Kids’ awareness week, running from 12-18 November. The pre-summer season is the perfect time to have conversations about why sport needs to be kept positive for the kids. Sport brings our […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

6th November 2018 Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link in relation to Continuing work on Forest Way between Warringah Road and Adams Street from Saturday 10 November. For further information please contact the Community Team on 1800 014 307 or alternatively email [email protected]  1811 […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

6th November 2018 Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link in relation to Continuing work on Forest Way between Warringah Road and Adams Street from Saturday 10 November. For further information please contact the Community Team on 1800 014 307 or alternatively email [email protected]  1811 […]

Supporting Multicultural Projects In Wakehurst

$300,000 in grant funding is available for multicultural projects in NSW! There are so many dedicated organisations in our local community that devote endless time, passion and energy into supporting our multicultural community. These grants will support programs, activities and networks in our local community to develop and thrive, especially where service gaps or unmet […]

Supporting Multicultural Projects In Wakehurst

$300,000 in grant funding is available for multicultural projects in NSW! There are so many dedicated organisations in our local community that devote endless time, passion and energy into supporting our multicultural community. These grants will support programs, activities and networks in our local community to develop and thrive, especially where service gaps or unmet […]

Sweeping Reforms For Tenant Rights

Renting families can now make their house feel more like a home, under the NSW Government’s comprehensive reform to residential tenancy laws. More than 30 per cent of the NSW population are now renting, and these changes are a win-win for everyone involved. There are around 6,945 households that rent in Wakehurst, so this is […]

Sweeping Reforms For Tenant Rights

Renting families can now make their house feel more like a home, under the NSW Government’s comprehensive reform to residential tenancy laws. More than 30 per cent of the NSW population are now renting, and these changes are a win-win for everyone involved. There are around 6,945 households that rent in Wakehurst, so this is […]

NSW To Increase Sentence For Bushfire Offence

I welcome the NSW Government’s proposal to introduce tougher sentences for arsonists as the state continues to be gripped by drought. Under the new law, anyone caught deliberately starting a bush fire will face a maximum sentence of 21 years imprisonment – up from 14 years. We are putting firebugs on notice, if you do […]

NSW To Increase Sentence For Bushfire Offence

I welcome the NSW Government’s proposal to introduce tougher sentences for arsonists as the state continues to be gripped by drought. Under the new law, anyone caught deliberately starting a bush fire will face a maximum sentence of 21 years imprisonment – up from 14 years. We are putting firebugs on notice, if you do […]

Caravan Owners Set To Save Big

Caravan owners will soon receive a 40 per cent discount in registering caravans and camper trailers. The changes will come into effect from 1 November 2018. This means that caravan owners of will now save up to $471 off their rego. The motor vehicle tax is part of the cost associated with registering a vehicle […]

Caravan Owners Set To Save Big

Caravan owners will soon receive a 40 per cent discount in registering caravans and camper trailers. The changes will come into effect from 1 November 2018. This means that caravan owners of will now save up to $471 off their rego. The motor vehicle tax is part of the cost associated with registering a vehicle […]

National Adoption Awareness Month: Finding A Forever Home For Our Most Vulnerable

I welcome the NSW Government’s commitment to finding a safe, permanent and loving home for children in out-of-home care. National Adoption Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote the benefits of safety, stability and permanency for vulnerable children. We know children do best when they grow up in a stable, nurturing environment. That is why the […]

National Adoption Awareness Month: Finding A Forever Home For Our Most Vulnerable

I welcome the NSW Government’s commitment to finding a safe, permanent and loving home for children in out-of-home care. National Adoption Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote the benefits of safety, stability and permanency for vulnerable children. We know children do best when they grow up in a stable, nurturing environment. That is why the […]

World T20 Tournament Funding

Local cricket clubs including our own Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association are set to benefit from improved facilities and programs, as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund. The NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund is especially designed to ensure clubs and players at the grassroots level benefit from […]

World T20 Tournament Funding

Local cricket clubs including our own Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association are set to benefit from improved facilities and programs, as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund. The NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund is especially designed to ensure clubs and players at the grassroots level benefit from […]

Patients Move To Northern Beaches Hospital

Almost 150 patients will move to the new Northern Beaches Hospital from Manly and Mona Vale hospitals in a carefully executed convoy over the next two days. This is a momentous occasion for the people of the Northern Beaches who now have a world-class public hospital right on their doorstep under the $600 million Northern […]

Patients Move To Northern Beaches Hospital

Almost 150 patients will move to the new Northern Beaches Hospital from Manly and Mona Vale hospitals in a carefully executed convoy over the next two days. This is a momentous occasion for the people of the Northern Beaches who now have a world-class public hospital right on their doorstep under the $600 million Northern […]

Students To Tour WWII Battlegrounds

Exciting news for The Forest High School being chosen as 1 of 20 high schools from across NSW to win the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.  The schools selected via a ballot will now select one student to take part in the trip of a lifetime.  This NSW Government funded initiative gives […]

Students To Tour WWII Battlegrounds

Exciting news for The Forest High School being chosen as 1 of 20 high schools from across NSW to win the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.  The schools selected via a ballot will now select one student to take part in the trip of a lifetime.  This NSW Government funded initiative gives […]

Mental Health Boost For Workers

Workers can now get better mental health support at work, thanks to the NSW Government’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces strategy. The first stages of the package have now been launched, including a new workplace intervention program, a website with free support and resources and additional funding to help drought-affected farmers. About one in six workers will […]

Mental Health Boost For Workers

Workers can now get better mental health support at work, thanks to the NSW Government’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces strategy. The first stages of the package have now been launched, including a new workplace intervention program, a website with free support and resources and additional funding to help drought-affected farmers. About one in six workers will […]

10 Year Anniversary of St Kevin’s School

Congratulations to St Kevin’s Dee Why on their 10 year anniversary of the new building. A fabulous school! Great students, great teachers!

10 Year Anniversary of St Kevin’s School

Congratulations to St Kevin’s Dee Why on their 10 year anniversary of the new building. A fabulous school! Great students, great teachers!

Drought Relief Fundraising Breakfast

Amazing turnout to support our farmers who are doing it tough and a magnificent $25,000.00 raised! Thanks to The Salvation Army, supported by Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah and Lifeline Northern Beaches for putting on a great breakfast to help Drought Relief.

Drought Relief Fundraising Breakfast

Amazing turnout to support our farmers who are doing it tough and a magnificent $25,000.00 raised! Thanks to The Salvation Army, supported by Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah and Lifeline Northern Beaches for putting on a great breakfast to help Drought Relief.

More Support As NSW Begins Journey Toward ZERO Suicides

Individuals, families, schools and other community members impacted by suicide, will have more support than ever before under a new comprehensive strategy to begin NSW’s journey to zero suicides. The NSW Government has announced almost $90 million to deliver new suicide prevention initiatives as part of the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023. We […]

More Support As NSW Begins Journey Toward ZERO Suicides

Individuals, families, schools and other community members impacted by suicide, will have more support than ever before under a new comprehensive strategy to begin NSW’s journey to zero suicides. The NSW Government has announced almost $90 million to deliver new suicide prevention initiatives as part of the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023. We […]

Prepare For Bush Fire Season

A new campaign has kicked off this week urging residents to make sure they are prepared for the bush fire season. The new NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ public awareness campaign asked the important question ‘How Fireproof Is Your Plan?’ The message this bush fire season is clear: to give you and your […]

Prepare For Bush Fire Season

A new campaign has kicked off this week urging residents to make sure they are prepared for the bush fire season. The new NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ public awareness campaign asked the important question ‘How Fireproof Is Your Plan?’ The message this bush fire season is clear: to give you and your […]

Restart A Heart Day

Practicing CPR at Manly Beach. About 1500 people have a cardiac arrest in a public place each year. If it happens near you, dial 000, commence CPR and use a defibrillator if available. If I can do it… anybody can! Who better so share Manly Beach with? Paramedics Mark, Mitch and Jeanette from Artarmon station […]

Restart A Heart Day

Practicing CPR at Manly Beach. About 1500 people have a cardiac arrest in a public place each year. If it happens near you, dial 000, commence CPR and use a defibrillator if available. If I can do it… anybody can! Who better so share Manly Beach with? Paramedics Mark, Mitch and Jeanette from Artarmon station […]

Prepare For The First NSW Women’s Week

I call on local government and not-for-profit community organisations to apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in the week of 2019 International Women’s Day to celebrate local women and girls. Women’s health, social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of the events held during the inaugural NSW Women’s Week […]

Prepare For The First NSW Women’s Week

I call on local government and not-for-profit community organisations to apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in the week of 2019 International Women’s Day to celebrate local women and girls. Women’s health, social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of the events held during the inaugural NSW Women’s Week […]

Taking A Stand Against Graffiti

Q&A – Graffiti Removal Day I urge all Wakehurst residents to throw their support behind Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, 21 October to reclaim the region’s graffiti hotspots. This is a community where people love where they live, which is why I’m urging locals to roll-up their sleeves and volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day. Cleaning […]

Taking A Stand Against Graffiti

Q&A – Graffiti Removal Day I urge all Wakehurst residents to throw their support behind Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, 21 October to reclaim the region’s graffiti hotspots. This is a community where people love where they live, which is why I’m urging locals to roll-up their sleeves and volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day. Cleaning […]

Wakehurst Celebrates NSW Grandparents Day

Celebrate a Grandparent You Know Grandparents Day is on Sunday 28th October and it is a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the important role older people play in the local community. Grandparents and seniors give so much back. We know that in Australia grandparents are the biggest providers of informal child care for children […]

Wakehurst Celebrates NSW Grandparents Day

Celebrate a Grandparent You Know Grandparents Day is on Sunday 28th October and it is a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the important role older people play in the local community. Grandparents and seniors give so much back. We know that in Australia grandparents are the biggest providers of informal child care for children […]

Our Beautiful Beaches Are Ready For Summer Swimming

Northern Sydney’s swimming spots are starting the swimming season with excellent results in the latest State of the Beaches report. The latest State of the Beaches report is great news for beach goers. It means our beaches are suitable for swimming most or all of the time and are amongst the cleanest in the world […]

Our Beautiful Beaches Are Ready For Summer Swimming

Northern Sydney’s swimming spots are starting the swimming season with excellent results in the latest State of the Beaches report. The latest State of the Beaches report is great news for beach goers. It means our beaches are suitable for swimming most or all of the time and are amongst the cleanest in the world […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Retail Area

A facility as special as the new Northern Beaches Hospital deserves to serve up the best food and drink options for patients, visitors and staff. The new facility has been named Forest Kitchen – a name suggested by a nurse at Manly Hospital, where healthy, convenient food options will be served for those on-the-go, as well as […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Retail Area

A facility as special as the new Northern Beaches Hospital deserves to serve up the best food and drink options for patients, visitors and staff. The new facility has been named Forest Kitchen – a name suggested by a nurse at Manly Hospital, where healthy, convenient food options will be served for those on-the-go, as well as […]

Long Reef Concept Plans

It was great to catch up with Peter Kinsey, President of Long Reef SLSC and Ben Taylor from Northern Beaches Council to discuss plans for a new clubhouse at Long Reef SLSC.

Long Reef Concept Plans

It was great to catch up with Peter Kinsey, President of Long Reef SLSC and Ben Taylor from Northern Beaches Council to discuss plans for a new clubhouse at Long Reef SLSC.

Daylight Saving Starts This Weekend

Sunday 7th October – turn your clocks forward one hour  

Daylight Saving Starts This Weekend

Sunday 7th October – turn your clocks forward one hour  

Funding For Wakehurst Community Language Classes

I am delighted to announce that community-run language schools in Wakehurst will share in more than $5 million in funding from the NSW Government. The Community Language Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in the local area. Classes run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds […]

Funding For Wakehurst Community Language Classes

I am delighted to announce that community-run language schools in Wakehurst will share in more than $5 million in funding from the NSW Government. The Community Language Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in the local area. Classes run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds […]

Tradies To Save $52 Million

Following extensive public consultation which showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licenses, tradies will save $52.3 million over 10 years from not having to renew their licenses every three years, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business reforms. This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and for more than 27,400 tradies around the State, because […]

Tradies To Save $52 Million

Following extensive public consultation which showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licenses, tradies will save $52.3 million over 10 years from not having to renew their licenses every three years, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business reforms. This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and for more than 27,400 tradies around the State, because […]

Family Fun Day at Parliament House 12 October 2018

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament these upcoming school holidays. Follow the children’s trail, enter the guessing competition, participate in the arts and crafts and engage with roving historical characters and celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women becoming eligible for election to parliament and admittance to the legal profession in NSW. When: Friday 12 […]

Family Fun Day at Parliament House 12 October 2018

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament these upcoming school holidays. Follow the children’s trail, enter the guessing competition, participate in the arts and crafts and engage with roving historical characters and celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women becoming eligible for election to parliament and admittance to the legal profession in NSW. When: Friday 12 […]

Grants Funding Open To Local Community Groups

Community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Applications could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness from today – Tuesday, 2nd October. This funding can make a real difference to the local community, either […]

Grants Funding Open To Local Community Groups

Community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Applications could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness from today – Tuesday, 2nd October. This funding can make a real difference to the local community, either […]

Wakehurst Schools Open For Play Over Holidays

Local schools will make their playgrounds, ovals and sports courts available to the public these school holidays. Brookvale Public School, Fisher Road School and Wheeler Heights Public School will throw their gates open to the community as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. I encourage members of the local community to use the schools and its facilities […]

Wakehurst Schools Open For Play Over Holidays

Local schools will make their playgrounds, ovals and sports courts available to the public these school holidays. Brookvale Public School, Fisher Road School and Wheeler Heights Public School will throw their gates open to the community as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. I encourage members of the local community to use the schools and its facilities […]

NSW Small Business Month Is Back

Companies are encouraged to take part in a month-long celebration of small business in October with a multitude of events across NSW. NSW Small Business Month, which runs from 1 October to 31 October, was a fantastic opportunity for local firms and entrepreneurs to come together to celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the […]

NSW Small Business Month Is Back

Companies are encouraged to take part in a month-long celebration of small business in October with a multitude of events across NSW. NSW Small Business Month, which runs from 1 October to 31 October, was a fantastic opportunity for local firms and entrepreneurs to come together to celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the […]

Recipients of The Inaugural Local Heroes Community Recognition Program

I am delighted to share the names of our local recipients of Westfield Local Heroes, a new community recognition program which aims to connect and enrich the local communities in which we operate. The program was created to discover and celebrate individuals who promote social wellbeing and harmony in our community through their work across one or […]

Recipients of The Inaugural Local Heroes Community Recognition Program

I am delighted to share the names of our local recipients of Westfield Local Heroes, a new community recognition program which aims to connect and enrich the local communities in which we operate. The program was created to discover and celebrate individuals who promote social wellbeing and harmony in our community through their work across one or […]

Invictus Games Experience For Wakehurst Students

Students from Wakehurst will attend the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 next month, enjoying the benefits of workshops on adaptive sports and inspirational insights from competitors. The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will highlight the ability of wounded, injured and ill defence personnel and veterans. This is the educational opportunity of a lifetime for students from Beacon Hill […]

Invictus Games Experience For Wakehurst Students

Students from Wakehurst will attend the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 next month, enjoying the benefits of workshops on adaptive sports and inspirational insights from competitors. The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will highlight the ability of wounded, injured and ill defence personnel and veterans. This is the educational opportunity of a lifetime for students from Beacon Hill […]

Share The Mental Health Journey This October

I encourage Wakehurst locals to ‘Share the Journey’ by getting involved in Mental Health Month this October. Mental Health Month is a reminder that friends, loved ones, work colleagues, or even ourselves, might need help. Mental health issues will affect one in five Australians every year, and those who don’t experience mental health challenges personally will […]

Share The Mental Health Journey This October

I encourage Wakehurst locals to ‘Share the Journey’ by getting involved in Mental Health Month this October. Mental Health Month is a reminder that friends, loved ones, work colleagues, or even ourselves, might need help. Mental health issues will affect one in five Australians every year, and those who don’t experience mental health challenges personally will […]

Station Link – High Frequency Bus Service Between Epping and Chatswood

Ahead of the opening of Sydney Metro Northwest in 2019, the Epping to Chatswood train line requires upgrading to metro standards. From Sunday 30 September 2018, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde stations will close for around seven months for these upgrades to be completed. In the meantime, Station Link, a new high frequency […]

Station Link – High Frequency Bus Service Between Epping and Chatswood

Ahead of the opening of Sydney Metro Northwest in 2019, the Epping to Chatswood train line requires upgrading to metro standards. From Sunday 30 September 2018, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde stations will close for around seven months for these upgrades to be completed. In the meantime, Station Link, a new high frequency […]

Fallen Officers Honoured On National Police Remembrance Day

Saturday 29 September is National Police Remembrance Day and I ask the community to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers.  Our police officers go to work day in and day out not knowing what they will confront in the line of duty, or whether they will return home safely at the […]

Fallen Officers Honoured On National Police Remembrance Day

Saturday 29 September is National Police Remembrance Day and I ask the community to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers.  Our police officers go to work day in and day out not knowing what they will confront in the line of duty, or whether they will return home safely at the […]

Men’s Sheds Week – Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September

Men’s Shed Week is the annual opportunity to collectively showcase Men’s Sheds to the world. Men’s Shed Week 2018 Theme – Celebrating Mateship First and foremost a Men’s Shed is a place to knock around with a group of mates. The shed is a place for friendship and for a sense of purpose; a place to belong […]

Men’s Sheds Week – Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September

Men’s Shed Week is the annual opportunity to collectively showcase Men’s Sheds to the world. Men’s Shed Week 2018 Theme – Celebrating Mateship First and foremost a Men’s Shed is a place to knock around with a group of mates. The shed is a place for friendship and for a sense of purpose; a place to belong […]

B-Line – Notification of work on Pittwater Road Dee Why from September to November 2018

The NSW Government is delivering improved public transport between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. Roads and Maritime Services will be on site to: replace eight existing car spaces with five new accessible parking spaces in the south‐east corner of the existing Dee Why library […]

B-Line – Notification of work on Pittwater Road Dee Why from September to November 2018

The NSW Government is delivering improved public transport between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. Roads and Maritime Services will be on site to: replace eight existing car spaces with five new accessible parking spaces in the south‐east corner of the existing Dee Why library […]

More Places For Preschoolers In Wakehurst

There will be more opportunities on offer for preschool aged kids in Wakehurst, thanks to a $6 million infrastructure investment which will provide support for almost 400 new preschool places across the state. The funding is part of the additional $42.1 million investment in the NSW Government’s Capital Works Grants program, which was announced in the […]

More Places For Preschoolers In Wakehurst

There will be more opportunities on offer for preschool aged kids in Wakehurst, thanks to a $6 million infrastructure investment which will provide support for almost 400 new preschool places across the state. The funding is part of the additional $42.1 million investment in the NSW Government’s Capital Works Grants program, which was announced in the […]

NSW Students To Tour Historic Battlefields

I encourage Wakehurst high schools to apply to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship, which will give 20 high school students the chance to see firsthand the battlefields that fill the pages of Australia’s military story. The lucky Year 10 and 11 history students will visit historic sites and battlegrounds in Germany, France and […]

NSW Students To Tour Historic Battlefields

I encourage Wakehurst high schools to apply to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship, which will give 20 high school students the chance to see firsthand the battlefields that fill the pages of Australia’s military story. The lucky Year 10 and 11 history students will visit historic sites and battlegrounds in Germany, France and […]

Community Urged To ‘Get Ready’ For The Upcoming Bush Fire Season

  Many NSW Fire Stations will open their doors to the community this weekend to help people be aware and prepare for bush fire risks this summer. This is particularly important for residents who live near bushland and areas prone to grass fires to start preparing now and take the time to participate in Get Ready Weekend. […]

Community Urged To ‘Get Ready’ For The Upcoming Bush Fire Season

  Many NSW Fire Stations will open their doors to the community this weekend to help people be aware and prepare for bush fire risks this summer. This is particularly important for residents who live near bushland and areas prone to grass fires to start preparing now and take the time to participate in Get Ready Weekend. […]

More Savings For Seniors

Businesses providing essential services, products, and entertainment are the target of a renewed NSW Government push to entice more businesses to join the Seniors Card program. The number of participating businesses offering discounts to Seniors Card holders has more than tripled since 2015. It’s so important that we continue to do everything we can to put […]

More Savings For Seniors

Businesses providing essential services, products, and entertainment are the target of a renewed NSW Government push to entice more businesses to join the Seniors Card program. The number of participating businesses offering discounts to Seniors Card holders has more than tripled since 2015. It’s so important that we continue to do everything we can to put […]

Wakehurst Parkway Weekend Partial Closures

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link about Wakehurst Parkway weekend partial closures from Friday 14 September 2018. 1809 – NBH Notification – September Wakehurst Parkway weekend closures_final For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected]  

Wakehurst Parkway Weekend Partial Closures

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link about Wakehurst Parkway weekend partial closures from Friday 14 September 2018. 1809 – NBH Notification – September Wakehurst Parkway weekend closures_final For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected]  

Start of work on Pittwater Road, Dee Why from September to November 2018

The NSW Government is delivering improved public transport between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. Roads and Maritime Services will be on site to: replace eight existing car spaces with five new accessible parking spaces in the south-east corner of the existing Dee Why library […]

Start of work on Pittwater Road, Dee Why from September to November 2018

The NSW Government is delivering improved public transport between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. Roads and Maritime Services will be on site to: replace eight existing car spaces with five new accessible parking spaces in the south-east corner of the existing Dee Why library […]

Celebrating Carers This Foster Care Week

Foster Care Week (September 9-15) is an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of the wonderful people who provide loving homes for children in need. Carers do a fantastic job looking after our most vulnerable children. Children do best when they live in a nurturing family environment. Our wonderful carers come from all walks of life […]

Celebrating Carers This Foster Care Week

Foster Care Week (September 9-15) is an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of the wonderful people who provide loving homes for children in need. Carers do a fantastic job looking after our most vulnerable children. Children do best when they live in a nurturing family environment. Our wonderful carers come from all walks of life […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Forum 12th September

Please be advised, the next Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project forum will be held on Wednesday 12 September from 6pm to7pm. The forum will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Forum 12th September

Please be advised, the next Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project forum will be held on Wednesday 12 September from 6pm to7pm. The forum will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site […]

$4 Million Surf Club Fund Opens

Surf life saving clubs in the electorate can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million statewide boost to surf club facilities funding. Surf life saving clubs across NSW are set to benefit from funding which will improve facilities which help save the lives of locals, visitors and tourists. Surf life […]

$4 Million Surf Club Fund Opens

Surf life saving clubs in the electorate can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million statewide boost to surf club facilities funding. Surf life saving clubs across NSW are set to benefit from funding which will improve facilities which help save the lives of locals, visitors and tourists. Surf life […]

40kh Passing Road Rule Starts Tomorrow

This Saturday, 1 September, the new road rule requiring motorists to slow to 40k/h when passing emergency workers and volunteers attending to road incidents will commence. This is building on what the NSW Government did in 2013 which saw the introduction of a new offence relating to the safe passing of emergency vehicles and personnel, […]

40kh Passing Road Rule Starts Tomorrow

This Saturday, 1 September, the new road rule requiring motorists to slow to 40k/h when passing emergency workers and volunteers attending to road incidents will commence. This is building on what the NSW Government did in 2013 which saw the introduction of a new offence relating to the safe passing of emergency vehicles and personnel, […]

NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022

I welcome the launch of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, the first coordinated, whole-of-Government response to improve outcomes for women, and the Strategy’s Year One Action Plan.   Highlights of the Strategy’s Year One Action Plan include: NSW’s first Women’s Week in 2019 to encourage grass roots activities that challenge perceptions about women and girls and celebrate […]

NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022

I welcome the launch of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, the first coordinated, whole-of-Government response to improve outcomes for women, and the Strategy’s Year One Action Plan.   Highlights of the Strategy’s Year One Action Plan include: NSW’s first Women’s Week in 2019 to encourage grass roots activities that challenge perceptions about women and girls and celebrate […]

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament House

Please see the attached flyer giving details of the free Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament House on Friday 12 October 2018   FFD_2018_A4

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament House

Please see the attached flyer giving details of the free Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament House on Friday 12 October 2018   FFD_2018_A4

Tradies Flock To Fee-Free Apprenticeships

Apprentices undertaking their training in NSW are already benefitting from the NSW Government’s fee-free apprenticeship package, only two months after its launch. Fee-free apprenticeships will allow 100,000 apprentices throughout NSW to study and train for a fulfilling career while also addressing the State’s skills shortages. The NSW economy is humming and, as a result, NSW has […]

Tradies Flock To Fee-Free Apprenticeships

Apprentices undertaking their training in NSW are already benefitting from the NSW Government’s fee-free apprenticeship package, only two months after its launch. Fee-free apprenticeships will allow 100,000 apprentices throughout NSW to study and train for a fulfilling career while also addressing the State’s skills shortages. The NSW economy is humming and, as a result, NSW has […]

St Augustine’s College – meeting with Principal Jonathan Byrne

Great to catch up with Jonathan Byrne, Principal of St Augustine’s College, Brookvale. Jonathan and his team do a remarkable job of teaching and assisting development of values in so many of our Northern Beaches young men. Thank you for your time today and for your generous hospitality.    

St Augustine’s College – meeting with Principal Jonathan Byrne

Great to catch up with Jonathan Byrne, Principal of St Augustine’s College, Brookvale. Jonathan and his team do a remarkable job of teaching and assisting development of values in so many of our Northern Beaches young men. Thank you for your time today and for your generous hospitality.    

Street Corner Meetings

At one of my four street corner meetings this week. Wakehurst locals, Helene Adams and John Holman braving the cold for a nice chat.  

Street Corner Meetings

At one of my four street corner meetings this week. Wakehurst locals, Helene Adams and John Holman braving the cold for a nice chat.  

Applications Are Open For The New Multicultural Grants Program

I welcome the launch of the new Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program, which will provide more than $800,000 to support multicultural festivals, events and community projects across NSW. The NSW Government is investing in multicultural communities across NSW to ensure cultural diversity continues to be one of the State’s greatest strengths. An additional $290,000 has […]

Applications Are Open For The New Multicultural Grants Program

I welcome the launch of the new Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program, which will provide more than $800,000 to support multicultural festivals, events and community projects across NSW. The NSW Government is investing in multicultural communities across NSW to ensure cultural diversity continues to be one of the State’s greatest strengths. An additional $290,000 has […]

NSW Invests In Programs To Empower Women

Women and girls across NSW will have access to additional economic and leadership opportunities, as local organisations receive a share of $400,000 in the latest round of the NSW Government’s Investing in Women grants program. 14 successful projects, which will run innovative programs to promote leadership pathways for women and girls and reduce barriers to […]

NSW Invests In Programs To Empower Women

Women and girls across NSW will have access to additional economic and leadership opportunities, as local organisations receive a share of $400,000 in the latest round of the NSW Government’s Investing in Women grants program. 14 successful projects, which will run innovative programs to promote leadership pathways for women and girls and reduce barriers to […]

Junior School Captains Morning Tea

It is always my greatest honour to meet the exceptional school leaders from our junior schools in the electorate. What a fun, engaging and very inquisitive bunch they were and perhaps one or two Politicians in the making! Thank you all for a wonderful morning and I look forward to hearing of your successes as you travel through […]

Junior School Captains Morning Tea

It is always my greatest honour to meet the exceptional school leaders from our junior schools in the electorate. What a fun, engaging and very inquisitive bunch they were and perhaps one or two Politicians in the making! Thank you all for a wonderful morning and I look forward to hearing of your successes as you travel through […]

2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council Applications Open

I encourage local youth to apply for a position on the 2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The YAC is responsible for advising the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people, as well as evaluating youth-related policies. YAC is a great opportunity for local youth to represent their views on policies and programs affecting […]

2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council Applications Open

I encourage local youth to apply for a position on the 2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The YAC is responsible for advising the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people, as well as evaluating youth-related policies. YAC is a great opportunity for local youth to represent their views on policies and programs affecting […]

Anzac Memorial Flies Invictus Games Flag

  The Invictus Games flag is flying proudly from some of the most iconic locations in NSW as we count down to the Games kicking off on 20 October.  The Invictus Games flag is flying at the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park, Juvenile Justice and Corrections Centres across NSW, Defence Force bases, and other locations […]

Anzac Memorial Flies Invictus Games Flag

  The Invictus Games flag is flying proudly from some of the most iconic locations in NSW as we count down to the Games kicking off on 20 October.  The Invictus Games flag is flying at the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park, Juvenile Justice and Corrections Centres across NSW, Defence Force bases, and other locations […]

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan Given The Green Light

Tourists and residents will benefit from tougher but fairer regulation of short-term holiday letting, after the NSW Parliament passed the Government’s plan for the sector. The reforms will bolster NSW’s sharing economy while clamping down on unruly guests. Our plan is a win-win for everyone involved in the industry. Online booking platforms boost the tourism […]

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan Given The Green Light

Tourists and residents will benefit from tougher but fairer regulation of short-term holiday letting, after the NSW Parliament passed the Government’s plan for the sector. The reforms will bolster NSW’s sharing economy while clamping down on unruly guests. Our plan is a win-win for everyone involved in the industry. Online booking platforms boost the tourism […]

Freight Changes To Support Our Farmers

I welcome the NSW Government’s new improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought-affected areas. The new NSW Class 3 Drought Assistance Dimension Exemption Notice, which will come into effect by 15 August, will allow more hay to be transported per truckload, reducing costs for farmers. With 100 per cent of NSW […]

Freight Changes To Support Our Farmers

I welcome the NSW Government’s new improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought-affected areas. The new NSW Class 3 Drought Assistance Dimension Exemption Notice, which will come into effect by 15 August, will allow more hay to be transported per truckload, reducing costs for farmers. With 100 per cent of NSW […]

New Initiative Boosting Teen Employment Prospects

I would like to encourage local businesses to register their interest in mentoring and building vocational skills in young people to help divert them away from crime and into education and employment opportunities. The new RISEUP program was developed personally by NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM and will run state-wide in partnership with Police […]

New Initiative Boosting Teen Employment Prospects

I would like to encourage local businesses to register their interest in mentoring and building vocational skills in young people to help divert them away from crime and into education and employment opportunities. The new RISEUP program was developed personally by NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM and will run state-wide in partnership with Police […]

National Missing Person’s Week 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Missing Person’s Week, which runs from 5 – 11 August 2018. National Missing Person’s Week aims to raise awareness about the thousands of Australians who have been reported missing and the impacts their unexplained absence has on their family and friends. For most people the thought of […]

National Missing Person’s Week 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Missing Person’s Week, which runs from 5 – 11 August 2018. National Missing Person’s Week aims to raise awareness about the thousands of Australians who have been reported missing and the impacts their unexplained absence has on their family and friends. For most people the thought of […]

Homelessness Week 2018

WORKING TOGETHER TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DISADVANTAGE Reducing homelessness is a priority for the NSW Government which has committed $1 billion for homelessness services over the next four years to support new and existing initiatives. This includes $61 million in new funding over the next four years to implement the NSW Homelessness Strategy, which […]

Homelessness Week 2018

WORKING TOGETHER TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DISADVANTAGE Reducing homelessness is a priority for the NSW Government which has committed $1 billion for homelessness services over the next four years to support new and existing initiatives. This includes $61 million in new funding over the next four years to implement the NSW Homelessness Strategy, which […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Please see below link for the Weekly Traffic Update for week commencing Monday 6 August 2018. For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected] NBHRUP- Traffic Update 3 August 2018

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Please see below link for the Weekly Traffic Update for week commencing Monday 6 August 2018. For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email nb[email protected] NBHRUP- Traffic Update 3 August 2018

Invictus Games Spirit To Conquer Classrooms

Launch of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project Public school students in years 5 to 12 across Wakehurst will learn about the importance of resilience, service and inclusion as part of an initiative helping to share the spirit of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Games promote service to the community and they will […]

Invictus Games Spirit To Conquer Classrooms

Launch of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project Public school students in years 5 to 12 across Wakehurst will learn about the importance of resilience, service and inclusion as part of an initiative helping to share the spirit of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Games promote service to the community and they will […]

Cooler Classrooms Program

In this year’s budget the Government committed a record $500m towards air-conditioning in up to 1000 public schools, the largest investment of its kind in NSW history. This investment will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above. Schools that sit below 30°C […]

Cooler Classrooms Program

In this year’s budget the Government committed a record $500m towards air-conditioning in up to 1000 public schools, the largest investment of its kind in NSW history. This investment will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above. Schools that sit below 30°C […]

30 July 2018 Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link about Wakehurst Parkway weekend partial closures from Friday 3 August 2018. For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected] 1807 NBH Notification – Wakehurst Parkway Partial Closures_final

30 July 2018 Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link about Wakehurst Parkway weekend partial closures from Friday 3 August 2018. For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected] 1807 NBH Notification – Wakehurst Parkway Partial Closures_final

Seniors Back In The Game

Seniors are set to hit the courts and sporting fields in the coming months, as a further three sporting codes offer modified rules for players over 65 years of age. NSW Government will invest an additional $100,000 to get Basketball, Softball and Table Tennis NSW on board with a modified program, while also expanding the […]

Seniors Back In The Game

Seniors are set to hit the courts and sporting fields in the coming months, as a further three sporting codes offer modified rules for players over 65 years of age. NSW Government will invest an additional $100,000 to get Basketball, Softball and Table Tennis NSW on board with a modified program, while also expanding the […]

Notifications for B-Line Works Between Mona Vale and Brookvale

Please see below links for the August monthly notifications for B-Line works between Mona Vale and Brookvale. B-Line Northern Beaches Update August 2018-WCAG Dee Why Update August 2018-WCA

Notifications for B-Line Works Between Mona Vale and Brookvale

Please see below links for the August monthly notifications for B-Line works between Mona Vale and Brookvale. B-Line Northern Beaches Update August 2018-WCAG Dee Why Update August 2018-WCA

Life-Saving Program Opens For Round Two

Sporting clubs will be eligible to apply for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program from today, with the NSW Government providing life-saving technology to people experiencing cardiac emergencies. The program commenced in 2017 and provides grants to community sport clubs for half the cost of purchase and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Access […]

Life-Saving Program Opens For Round Two

Sporting clubs will be eligible to apply for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program from today, with the NSW Government providing life-saving technology to people experiencing cardiac emergencies. The program commenced in 2017 and provides grants to community sport clubs for half the cost of purchase and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Access […]

Changes to Bus Stops

Please use the below link for updated information on changes to bus stops along the Chatswood to Manly, Terrey Hills to City QVB and the Belrose to City QVB bus corridors, mainly serviced by the 136, 270 http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/bus-stops-dee-why-to-manly-via-mona-vale/index.html  

Changes to Bus Stops

Please use the below link for updated information on changes to bus stops along the Chatswood to Manly, Terrey Hills to City QVB and the Belrose to City QVB bus corridors, mainly serviced by the 136, 270 http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/bus-stops-dee-why-to-manly-via-mona-vale/index.html  

Community Support For Road Safety Crackdown

The NSW Government has today announced new road safety measures, including an increase in demerit points from four to five for illegal mobile phone use while driving. This follows a commitment at the launch of the Road Safety Plan 2021 in February to review penalties, develop new road safety advertising and introduce safeguards to improve […]

Community Support For Road Safety Crackdown

The NSW Government has today announced new road safety measures, including an increase in demerit points from four to five for illegal mobile phone use while driving. This follows a commitment at the launch of the Road Safety Plan 2021 in February to review penalties, develop new road safety advertising and introduce safeguards to improve […]

Sydney Water Community Grants Program

Applications must be in by 5 pm on 27 July 2018. Sydney Water has launched its Community Grants Program again this year and is now offering 65 grants. This year we have two program streams to choose from: 50 grants of $1,000 for Arts and Heritage, Safety, Health and Wellbeing, and Education initiatives, and 5 grants of […]

Sydney Water Community Grants Program

Applications must be in by 5 pm on 27 July 2018. Sydney Water has launched its Community Grants Program again this year and is now offering 65 grants. This year we have two program streams to choose from: 50 grants of $1,000 for Arts and Heritage, Safety, Health and Wellbeing, and Education initiatives, and 5 grants of […]

100 Days Until Invictus Games Sydney 2018

The countdown is on for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 with 100 days to go before the Opening Ceremony. The Games will bring more than 500 service personnel from 18 nations to compete over eight days in 11 sports such as swimming, wheelchair rugby, and sailing in Sydney.   Prince Harry, His Royal Highness the Duke […]

100 Days Until Invictus Games Sydney 2018

The countdown is on for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 with 100 days to go before the Opening Ceremony. The Games will bring more than 500 service personnel from 18 nations to compete over eight days in 11 sports such as swimming, wheelchair rugby, and sailing in Sydney.   Prince Harry, His Royal Highness the Duke […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Please see below link for this fortnight’s update on the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade project. NBH update – 11 July 2018  

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Please see below link for this fortnight’s update on the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade project. NBH update – 11 July 2018  

More School Playgrounds Open To The Community These Winter Holidays

Playgrounds, ovals, and sports courts at 166 NSW Government schools will be available for communities to use during the winter school holidays under an expansion of the successful Share Our Space Program, including our own, Brookvale Public School, Fisher Road School and Wheeler Heights Public School. An additional 85 schools have signed on to take part […]

More School Playgrounds Open To The Community These Winter Holidays

Playgrounds, ovals, and sports courts at 166 NSW Government schools will be available for communities to use during the winter school holidays under an expansion of the successful Share Our Space Program, including our own, Brookvale Public School, Fisher Road School and Wheeler Heights Public School. An additional 85 schools have signed on to take part […]

Opening of the Local Sport Grant Program

The Local Sport Grant Program is now open for applications and will close on the 24th August 2018. The program will provide $50,000 per NSW electorate for local sport club projects and aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport. There are four project types within the program, these being: Sport Development Community Sport […]

Opening of the Local Sport Grant Program

The Local Sport Grant Program is now open for applications and will close on the 24th August 2018. The program will provide $50,000 per NSW electorate for local sport club projects and aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport. There are four project types within the program, these being: Sport Development Community Sport […]

Time To Nominate Carers In Wakehurst

I urge the community to nominate local carers or organisations supporting carers for the 2018 NSW Carers Awards. Carers are everyday people in our community. They are family members, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. It is important that we send a strong message to carers within our local community that we appreciate all they do. I […]

Time To Nominate Carers In Wakehurst

I urge the community to nominate local carers or organisations supporting carers for the 2018 NSW Carers Awards. Carers are everyday people in our community. They are family members, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. It is important that we send a strong message to carers within our local community that we appreciate all they do. I […]

Making Wakehurst A Safer Place To Live

Local businesses and community groups in the electorate are being encouraged to share their crime prevention ideas and apply for up to $250,000 in NSW Government funding. More than $2.6 million is available as part of the $10 million Community Safety Fund which is designed to help locals make their neighbourhoods safer places to live. Crime […]

Making Wakehurst A Safer Place To Live

Local businesses and community groups in the electorate are being encouraged to share their crime prevention ideas and apply for up to $250,000 in NSW Government funding. More than $2.6 million is available as part of the $10 million Community Safety Fund which is designed to help locals make their neighbourhoods safer places to live. Crime […]

$3 Million Grants To Reuse Or Recycle Organics Waste

The NSW Government has opened the Organics Infrastructure grants program, with grants of up to $3 million available to reuse and recycle food and garden waste. Applications are now open to councils, waste companies and not-for-profit organisations who have plans for projects that can tackle the organic and green waste that ends up in landfill. […]

$3 Million Grants To Reuse Or Recycle Organics Waste

The NSW Government has opened the Organics Infrastructure grants program, with grants of up to $3 million available to reuse and recycle food and garden waste. Applications are now open to councils, waste companies and not-for-profit organisations who have plans for projects that can tackle the organic and green waste that ends up in landfill. […]

Young Historians Tour Battlefields Of Europe

Anzac Ambassadors Competition Rules Six students from across NSW will tour historic battlefields in Greece, France and Belgium as part of the 2018 ClubsNSW Anzac Ambassadors Program. I welcome the launch of this program encouraging local high school students to take part in the essay competition. I encourage students to apply for the Anzac Ambassadors Program for […]

Young Historians Tour Battlefields Of Europe

Anzac Ambassadors Competition Rules Six students from across NSW will tour historic battlefields in Greece, France and Belgium as part of the 2018 ClubsNSW Anzac Ambassadors Program. I welcome the launch of this program encouraging local high school students to take part in the essay competition. I encourage students to apply for the Anzac Ambassadors Program for […]

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

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Autumn 2018 Newsletter

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$4.6 Million Up For Grabs For Local Sports Grant

$4.6 million was now available across the state for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation. Sport is a vital part of our community and I encourage all clubs and councils to apply. Thousands of local clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund […]

$4.6 Million Up For Grabs For Local Sports Grant

$4.6 million was now available across the state for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation. Sport is a vital part of our community and I encourage all clubs and councils to apply. Thousands of local clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund […]

Winter Fire Safety

Is your home winter fire safe? We recommend this simple safety checklist to help keep homes fire safe this winter. Never ever leave cooking unattended. “Keep Looking When Cooking” Most importantly, have an adequate number of suitable smoke alarms installed throughout your home and make sure that you test them regularly. Make sure you and […]

Winter Fire Safety

Is your home winter fire safe? We recommend this simple safety checklist to help keep homes fire safe this winter. Never ever leave cooking unattended. “Keep Looking When Cooking” Most importantly, have an adequate number of suitable smoke alarms installed throughout your home and make sure that you test them regularly. Make sure you and […]

Local Youth Organisations Encouraged To Apply For $1.2 Million Funding

COMPACT FAQs(2) I encourage local organisations supporting youth to apply for the second round of Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) grants. $1.2 million is available to community groups for innovative programs to support local young people. Our local youth service providers and community organisations play a vital role in ensuring our young people are safe, […]

Local Youth Organisations Encouraged To Apply For $1.2 Million Funding

COMPACT FAQs(2) I encourage local organisations supporting youth to apply for the second round of Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) grants. $1.2 million is available to community groups for innovative programs to support local young people. Our local youth service providers and community organisations play a vital role in ensuring our young people are safe, […]

Q&A at Allambie Heights Village Ltd

Pat, Lesley & Tanya. It was my great honour to meet with residents and staff of Allambie Heights Village Ltd and to be interviewed by Chief Executive Officer, Ciarán Foley to answer questions about Health, Medical Research, Aged Care, Retirement Village Living, Affordable Housing and uses of Crown Land in the future – among many other topics. It was […]

Q&A at Allambie Heights Village Ltd

Pat, Lesley & Tanya. It was my great honour to meet with residents and staff of Allambie Heights Village Ltd and to be interviewed by Chief Executive Officer, Ciarán Foley to answer questions about Health, Medical Research, Aged Care, Retirement Village Living, Affordable Housing and uses of Crown Land in the future – among many other topics. It was […]

$9 Million To Save Threatened Species

The NSW Government has put $9 million on the table to deliver more local projects to save threatened species. Saving threatened species can be as simple as planting native vegetation, weed programs or research projects that involved people of all ages keeping a record of a specific bird or animal. Under the program individual grants […]

$9 Million To Save Threatened Species

The NSW Government has put $9 million on the table to deliver more local projects to save threatened species. Saving threatened species can be as simple as planting native vegetation, weed programs or research projects that involved people of all ages keeping a record of a specific bird or animal. Under the program individual grants […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Project Update – 25 June 2018

Please see below link for this fortnight’s update on the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade project. NBH update – 25 June 2018.

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Project Update – 25 June 2018

Please see below link for this fortnight’s update on the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade project. NBH update – 25 June 2018.

2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year – Nominations Now Open

Each year thousands of people in NSW readily volunteer their time to help others without asking for anything in return. Volunteers are committed to supporting important local causes including young people, families in need, the environment and people with a disability. They’re at the centre of our community and help make it the caring, compassionate […]

2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year – Nominations Now Open

Each year thousands of people in NSW readily volunteer their time to help others without asking for anything in return. Volunteers are committed to supporting important local causes including young people, families in need, the environment and people with a disability. They’re at the centre of our community and help make it the caring, compassionate […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update Budget Special – 22nd June 2018

$14.4 BILLION TO DELIVER PUBLIC TRANSPORT The NSW Government announced a $14.4 billion budget for public transport and infrastructure, an investment that will continue to fuel the State’s infrastructure boom while providing quality services for customers. The coming year will see a massive step in the transformation of public transport in Sydney with passenger services […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update Budget Special – 22nd June 2018

$14.4 BILLION TO DELIVER PUBLIC TRANSPORT The NSW Government announced a $14.4 billion budget for public transport and infrastructure, an investment that will continue to fuel the State’s infrastructure boom while providing quality services for customers. The coming year will see a massive step in the transformation of public transport in Sydney with passenger services […]

NSW BUDGET: 100,000 Free Apprenticeships

There will be an unprecedented level of support for apprentices in the NSW 2018 Budget  with the Government offering 100,000 free apprenticeships, to ensure there is a strong pipeline of skilled workers across the state. This new $285 million skills and training package means that as of next month, free apprenticeships will be offered to newly […]

NSW BUDGET: 100,000 Free Apprenticeships

There will be an unprecedented level of support for apprentices in the NSW 2018 Budget  with the Government offering 100,000 free apprenticeships, to ensure there is a strong pipeline of skilled workers across the state. This new $285 million skills and training package means that as of next month, free apprenticeships will be offered to newly […]

$500 Million to Air Condition More Classrooms

More schools across NSW will receive air conditioning thanks to an unprecedented $500 million funding boost from the NSW Government in this year’s State Budget. This level of investment is something to be proud of.  It is through the strong economic management of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government that we are in a position […]

$500 Million to Air Condition More Classrooms

More schools across NSW will receive air conditioning thanks to an unprecedented $500 million funding boost from the NSW Government in this year’s State Budget. This level of investment is something to be proud of.  It is through the strong economic management of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government that we are in a position […]

New Training On Offer For NSW Tourism Industry

The NSW Government has today announced that 32 face-to-face workshops and 11 new on-demand webcasts will be delivered for NSW tourism businesses to help them develop, promote and sell their products to visitors from across Australia and the world. We have created a State wide Program that now includes a new Tourism Manager Forum and […]

New Training On Offer For NSW Tourism Industry

The NSW Government has today announced that 32 face-to-face workshops and 11 new on-demand webcasts will be delivered for NSW tourism businesses to help them develop, promote and sell their products to visitors from across Australia and the world. We have created a State wide Program that now includes a new Tourism Manager Forum and […]

Record Investment in Mental Health To Help Support Workers

Workers will be better supported in the workplace thanks to a $55 million NSW Government investment in mental health initiatives. The Mentally Healthy Workplaces in NSW Strategy 2022 is a long-term plan to support mental health in workplaces across the state. This is the single-biggest investment in workplace mental health in Australia’s history. The Strategy […]

Record Investment in Mental Health To Help Support Workers

Workers will be better supported in the workplace thanks to a $55 million NSW Government investment in mental health initiatives. The Mentally Healthy Workplaces in NSW Strategy 2022 is a long-term plan to support mental health in workplaces across the state. This is the single-biggest investment in workplace mental health in Australia’s history. The Strategy […]

A Record Boost To Deliver Safer Roads

From life-saving wire rope barriers, audio tactile line markings, to more highway patrol officers in regional areas, these are just a handful of initiatives being delivered as part of a record road safety package. The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government today announced a boost of $600 million in additional funding for dedicated road safety improvements […]

A Record Boost To Deliver Safer Roads

From life-saving wire rope barriers, audio tactile line markings, to more highway patrol officers in regional areas, these are just a handful of initiatives being delivered as part of a record road safety package. The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government today announced a boost of $600 million in additional funding for dedicated road safety improvements […]

Caravan Rego Reductions On The Way For Motorists

Families and adventurers can take advantage of a 40 per cent reduction in their caravan or camper trailers registration, following the NSW Government’s decision to ease travel costs for caravanners. The motor vehicle tax for private caravan owners will be reduced by 40 per cent from 1 November. The motor vehicle tax reduction for private […]

Caravan Rego Reductions On The Way For Motorists

Families and adventurers can take advantage of a 40 per cent reduction in their caravan or camper trailers registration, following the NSW Government’s decision to ease travel costs for caravanners. The motor vehicle tax for private caravan owners will be reduced by 40 per cent from 1 November. The motor vehicle tax reduction for private […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 8th June 2018

NSW BUDGET: PUBLIC TRANSPORT ACCESS UPGRADES SET TO REACH $2 BILLION At least 11 more train stations will now receive upgrades such as new lifts, ramps and footbridges under the Transport Access Program, taking the NSW Government’s total investment to over $2 billion since 2011 and making more than 90 per cent of customer journeys […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 8th June 2018

NSW BUDGET: PUBLIC TRANSPORT ACCESS UPGRADES SET TO REACH $2 BILLION At least 11 more train stations will now receive upgrades such as new lifts, ramps and footbridges under the Transport Access Program, taking the NSW Government’s total investment to over $2 billion since 2011 and making more than 90 per cent of customer journeys […]

B-Line – Notification of June Weekend Works

Community notification – temporary traffic and parking changes on Pittwater Road, Dee Why between Hawkesbury Avenue and Fisher Road from Friday 15 June 2018 In planning for Tomorrow’s Sydney, we are delivering public transport improvements for the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. The below link provides […]

B-Line – Notification of June Weekend Works

Community notification – temporary traffic and parking changes on Pittwater Road, Dee Why between Hawkesbury Avenue and Fisher Road from Friday 15 June 2018 In planning for Tomorrow’s Sydney, we are delivering public transport improvements for the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. The below link provides […]

2018 NSW Grandparent Of The Year

Nominations Are Open For The 2018 Grandparent of the Year! Selfless seniors work tirelessly in our community volunteering their time to support their families and sharing wisdom with the next generation, and it’s time we remind them that the difference they make does not go unnoticed. Grandparents across the State spend almost 11 hours each […]

2018 NSW Grandparent Of The Year

Nominations Are Open For The 2018 Grandparent of the Year! Selfless seniors work tirelessly in our community volunteering their time to support their families and sharing wisdom with the next generation, and it’s time we remind them that the difference they make does not go unnoticed. Grandparents across the State spend almost 11 hours each […]

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan A Win-Win

The Government’s short-term holiday letting plan will embrace the sharing economy and give consumers more choice while cracking down on bad behavior. The reforms recognised the estimated $31 billion annual contribution of online booking platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway (formerly Stayz) to the Australian economy, while stamping out party houses through a mandatory Code of […]

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan A Win-Win

The Government’s short-term holiday letting plan will embrace the sharing economy and give consumers more choice while cracking down on bad behavior. The reforms recognised the estimated $31 billion annual contribution of online booking platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway (formerly Stayz) to the Australian economy, while stamping out party houses through a mandatory Code of […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project Forum

The 17th forum for the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project is on Wednesday 13 June from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project Forum

The 17th forum for the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project is on Wednesday 13 June from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site […]

NSW Budget Brings More Weekly Buses To The Northern Beaches

More than 1,000 extra weekly services will be added across the Northern Beaches to improve access to the new hospital and meet the growing demand in the Frenchs Forest area. This is on top of more than 3,200 extra weekly services introduced last November, including over 2,000 weekly B-Line services. Two new routes will service […]

NSW Budget Brings More Weekly Buses To The Northern Beaches

More than 1,000 extra weekly services will be added across the Northern Beaches to improve access to the new hospital and meet the growing demand in the Frenchs Forest area. This is on top of more than 3,200 extra weekly services introduced last November, including over 2,000 weekly B-Line services. Two new routes will service […]

The White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner

It was my great privilege to be invited to the White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner to raise awareness and money for this cause. The White Knight Foundation was established in August 2013 from the result of an unprovoked attack on Liam Knight in January 2013, where a 2.8m long steel rod was thrown, striking Liam, piercing through […]

The White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner

It was my great privilege to be invited to the White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner to raise awareness and money for this cause. The White Knight Foundation was established in August 2013 from the result of an unprovoked attack on Liam Knight in January 2013, where a 2.8m long steel rod was thrown, striking Liam, piercing through […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 25 May 2018

DIGITAL DRIVER LICENCE A STEP CLOSER Legislation has been introduced to Parliament enabling a phased state-wide rollout of the Digital Driver Licence (DDL). Once finalised, the DDL will be made available through the Service NSW app. Since November 2017, more than 1,400 people in Dubbo have participated in a trial of the technology, with an […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 25 May 2018

DIGITAL DRIVER LICENCE A STEP CLOSER Legislation has been introduced to Parliament enabling a phased state-wide rollout of the Digital Driver Licence (DDL). Once finalised, the DDL will be made available through the Service NSW app. Since November 2017, more than 1,400 people in Dubbo have participated in a trial of the technology, with an […]

Preschools In Wakehurst To Benefit From New Funding

I welcome the news that three preschools in the electorate will benefit from up to $15,000 in funding to go towards enhancing the quality of their service. The following preschools have been successful in applying for the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments fund: Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten  – $15,000.00 KU – Killarney Heights Preschool – $10,451.00 Uniting Care Forestville Preschool […]

Preschools In Wakehurst To Benefit From New Funding

I welcome the news that three preschools in the electorate will benefit from up to $15,000 in funding to go towards enhancing the quality of their service. The following preschools have been successful in applying for the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments fund: Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten  – $15,000.00 KU – Killarney Heights Preschool – $10,451.00 Uniting Care Forestville Preschool […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade – Update 28 May 2018

Please see the below link for the latest news on the hospital road upgrade project. NBH update – 28 May 2018

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade – Update 28 May 2018

Please see the below link for the latest news on the hospital road upgrade project. NBH update – 28 May 2018

2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund – Grants Now Open

Cricket clubs in Wakehurst are encouraged to apply for $6 million in funds made available through the upcoming 2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund. I encourage local clubs to apply for projects which support local cricket participation and benefit the whole community. We know that sports like cricket have many proven health, social and economic benefits and […]

2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund – Grants Now Open

Cricket clubs in Wakehurst are encouraged to apply for $6 million in funds made available through the upcoming 2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund. I encourage local clubs to apply for projects which support local cricket participation and benefit the whole community. We know that sports like cricket have many proven health, social and economic benefits and […]

Skirts on Sacred Benches – Historical Re-enactment

The below link to the  Skirts on Sacred Benches flyer details the next evening program at NSW Parliament House. This Program is a historical re-enactment of the first woman member’s battle for justice in the Legislative Assembly. It is a remount of the very successful event held in March 2017. Date:   Friday  15 June 2018 Venue: NSW Parliament […]

Skirts on Sacred Benches – Historical Re-enactment

The below link to the  Skirts on Sacred Benches flyer details the next evening program at NSW Parliament House. This Program is a historical re-enactment of the first woman member’s battle for justice in the Legislative Assembly. It is a remount of the very successful event held in March 2017. Date:   Friday  15 June 2018 Venue: NSW Parliament […]

NDIS Full Scheme Agreement Reached

Today we welcomed the agreement between the NSW and Australian Governments, confirming New South Wales’ long-term commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS Full Scheme Agreement was signed between Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which sets out the ongoing governance and financial arrangements for the NDIS in NSW. We’ve […]

NDIS Full Scheme Agreement Reached

Today we welcomed the agreement between the NSW and Australian Governments, confirming New South Wales’ long-term commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS Full Scheme Agreement was signed between Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which sets out the ongoing governance and financial arrangements for the NDIS in NSW. We’ve […]

Northern Beaches Volunteer Expo 2018

With over 30 community organisations participating, this years expo showcased the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available on the Northern Beaches. This annual Expo is a fantastic platform for those considering becoming a community volunteer. Furthermore, the public will be able to see the services they provide and interact one on one with their representatives to […]

Northern Beaches Volunteer Expo 2018

With over 30 community organisations participating, this years expo showcased the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available on the Northern Beaches. This annual Expo is a fantastic platform for those considering becoming a community volunteer. Furthermore, the public will be able to see the services they provide and interact one on one with their representatives to […]

Wear Orange Wednesday Thank You SES

Wednesday 23rd May, marks Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) in support of SES volunteers during National Volunteer Week. I would like to take the opportunity to thank NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES) volunteers this WOW (Wear Orange Wednesday). WOW Day is celebrated annually across the country on the Wednesday of National Volunteer Week. I urge our […]

Wear Orange Wednesday Thank You SES

Wednesday 23rd May, marks Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) in support of SES volunteers during National Volunteer Week. I would like to take the opportunity to thank NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES) volunteers this WOW (Wear Orange Wednesday). WOW Day is celebrated annually across the country on the Wednesday of National Volunteer Week. I urge our […]

National Volunteer Week 21-27 May – Give a little. Change a lot

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. #NVW2018 From 21–27 May 2018, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as […]

National Volunteer Week 21-27 May – Give a little. Change a lot

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. #NVW2018 From 21–27 May 2018, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as […]

Dee Why Fire Station Open Day – Saturday 19 May 2018

The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day will be held on Saturday, 19 May 2018, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Our local station will be opening their doors to give the community a chance to find out how the station operates, check out the fire trucks and meet the local firefighters.  This year, in addition to […]

Dee Why Fire Station Open Day – Saturday 19 May 2018

The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day will be held on Saturday, 19 May 2018, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Our local station will be opening their doors to give the community a chance to find out how the station operates, check out the fire trucks and meet the local firefighters.  This year, in addition to […]

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize will be back again in 2018. All artists in the Wakehurst electorate are encouraged to enter the $20,000 acquisitive art prize. Entries open July 2nd 2018. Finalists will be displayed at the Parliament in the month of October and invited to attend a prize giving evening with members and stakeholders. […]

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize will be back again in 2018. All artists in the Wakehurst electorate are encouraged to enter the $20,000 acquisitive art prize. Entries open July 2nd 2018. Finalists will be displayed at the Parliament in the month of October and invited to attend a prize giving evening with members and stakeholders. […]

Reception to Host Vietnam War Veterans

I invite Vietnam veterans to apply to attend the 2018 Premier’s Reception at Government House in August. Each year, the NSW Premier hosts a reception to thank Vietnam War veterans for their service. It complements similar receptions held for veterans of the Korean War and veterans of contemporary conflicts. This is an opportunity for veterans to […]

Reception to Host Vietnam War Veterans

I invite Vietnam veterans to apply to attend the 2018 Premier’s Reception at Government House in August. Each year, the NSW Premier hosts a reception to thank Vietnam War veterans for their service. It complements similar receptions held for veterans of the Korean War and veterans of contemporary conflicts. This is an opportunity for veterans to […]

Opening of Ebbs House

It was my great privilege to attend the opening of Ebbs House a new transitional accommodation property for up to 26 people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Ebbs House is part of Mission Australia’s new crisis and transitional accommodation facilities in Brookvale. For the people who come to Ebbs House and access their services, this new […]

Opening of Ebbs House

It was my great privilege to attend the opening of Ebbs House a new transitional accommodation property for up to 26 people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Ebbs House is part of Mission Australia’s new crisis and transitional accommodation facilities in Brookvale. For the people who come to Ebbs House and access their services, this new […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 11 May 2018

MORE POLICE ON THE BEAT AS RECUITS GRADUATE More than 230 new probationary constables have today joined the record numbers of frontline police to help keep the community safe. Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered 994 additional officers. The new recruits have undertaken university-level education and eight months of practical training at Goulburn Police […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 11 May 2018

MORE POLICE ON THE BEAT AS RECUITS GRADUATE More than 230 new probationary constables have today joined the record numbers of frontline police to help keep the community safe. Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered 994 additional officers. The new recruits have undertaken university-level education and eight months of practical training at Goulburn Police […]

Community Road Safety Grants Now Open

**Important community funding is now available** Last year 392 people lost their lives on our roads. These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families and friends and communities forever. It is us, local people, who know of the road safety challenges facing our communities because we live in them every […]

Community Road Safety Grants Now Open

**Important community funding is now available** Last year 392 people lost their lives on our roads. These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families and friends and communities forever. It is us, local people, who know of the road safety challenges facing our communities because we live in them every […]

Wakehurst Community Groups Invited To Apply For NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across arts and culture, emergency preparedness, and sport and recreation. I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our community. The grants are funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits […]

Wakehurst Community Groups Invited To Apply For NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across arts and culture, emergency preparedness, and sport and recreation. I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our community. The grants are funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits […]

2018 Community Building Partnership Program Opens 7 May 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. $330,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Wakehurst. Local sports clubs, charities, men’s sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program. If your […]

2018 Community Building Partnership Program Opens 7 May 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. $330,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Wakehurst. Local sports clubs, charities, men’s sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program. If your […]

Getting Your Pink Slip Made Even Easier

Getting a pink slip will soon be easier than ever before following the NSW Government’s announcement to trial mobile safety inspections for cars, motorcycles, boat trailers or caravans. The trial aims to ensure mobile pink slip inspections can be delivered in a safe and effective way, on top of improving convenience and flexibility for motorists. […]

Getting Your Pink Slip Made Even Easier

Getting a pink slip will soon be easier than ever before following the NSW Government’s announcement to trial mobile safety inspections for cars, motorcycles, boat trailers or caravans. The trial aims to ensure mobile pink slip inspections can be delivered in a safe and effective way, on top of improving convenience and flexibility for motorists. […]

Green Slip Refunds Available Now

More than 22% of motor vehicle owners across the electorate have claimed their CTP Green Slip refund. The NSW Government last year overhauled the CTP Green Slip Scheme to create a more affordable, lower cost scheme. In addition to lower premiums in 2018, the Government is providing partial refunds to the owners of vehicles across the […]

Green Slip Refunds Available Now

More than 22% of motor vehicle owners across the electorate have claimed their CTP Green Slip refund. The NSW Government last year overhauled the CTP Green Slip Scheme to create a more affordable, lower cost scheme. In addition to lower premiums in 2018, the Government is providing partial refunds to the owners of vehicles across the […]

More Support for Busy Families in Wakehurst

More working families will have access to flexible before and after school care for their children, following the announcement Beacon Hill Public School has been successful in their application for the NSW Government’s Before and After School Care Fund. Beacon Hill Public School has been awarded funding to expand their out of school hours care program, creating 58 […]

More Support for Busy Families in Wakehurst

More working families will have access to flexible before and after school care for their children, following the announcement Beacon Hill Public School has been successful in their application for the NSW Government’s Before and After School Care Fund. Beacon Hill Public School has been awarded funding to expand their out of school hours care program, creating 58 […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Community and Environment Forum

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project. The 16th forum for the Project is on Wednesday 2 May from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Community and Environment Forum

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project. The 16th forum for the Project is on Wednesday 2 May from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. […]

NSW Government Committed To Reducing Youth Homelessness

The NSW Government has committed $13.9 million to support vulnerable children and young people at risk of homelessness access support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The government was committed to tackling youth homelessness by focusing on prevention, better support and more housing options. Extending access to services means children and young people […]

NSW Government Committed To Reducing Youth Homelessness

The NSW Government has committed $13.9 million to support vulnerable children and young people at risk of homelessness access support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The government was committed to tackling youth homelessness by focusing on prevention, better support and more housing options. Extending access to services means children and young people […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project – 16 April 2018

Please see attached report from RMS in relation to the road upgrade project. Status as at 16 April 2018 Northern Beaches Hospital Roads 16 April 2018

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project – 16 April 2018

Please see attached report from RMS in relation to the road upgrade project. Status as at 16 April 2018 Northern Beaches Hospital Roads 16 April 2018

Community Building Partnership – 2018 Round Opening Soon

The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects. The Community Building Partnership program supports community infrastructure projects that: Deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes Promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion Eligibility Incorporated not-for-profits and local councils will be eligible to apply.  Project types Grants need to be for: Construction of new […]

Community Building Partnership – 2018 Round Opening Soon

The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects. The Community Building Partnership program supports community infrastructure projects that: Deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes Promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion Eligibility Incorporated not-for-profits and local councils will be eligible to apply.  Project types Grants need to be for: Construction of new […]

Warringah Road Night Time Traffic Lights

This week motorists using Warringah Road at Frenchs Forest late at night may notice a spattering of blue flashing lights as the police replace the job of traffic lights at intersections on Warringah Road at Forest Way, Hilmer Street, Wakehurst Parkway and Allambie Road. Police will direct cars and trucks so that traffic lights can be […]

Warringah Road Night Time Traffic Lights

This week motorists using Warringah Road at Frenchs Forest late at night may notice a spattering of blue flashing lights as the police replace the job of traffic lights at intersections on Warringah Road at Forest Way, Hilmer Street, Wakehurst Parkway and Allambie Road. Police will direct cars and trucks so that traffic lights can be […]

Wakehurst Celebrates Youth Week 2018

NSW Youth Week is an annual celebration of young people across the State and this years theme is “Unity Through Diversity”. Our young people are some of the most dedicated and committed members of our community. National Youth Week 2018 is a chance to take a moment and celebrate what they do. NSW Youth Week […]

Wakehurst Celebrates Youth Week 2018

NSW Youth Week is an annual celebration of young people across the State and this years theme is “Unity Through Diversity”. Our young people are some of the most dedicated and committed members of our community. National Youth Week 2018 is a chance to take a moment and celebrate what they do. NSW Youth Week […]

NSW Honours the Anzac Legacy

Anzac Day 2018 marks the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove and is an important day for communities to gather to commemorate our service men and women. Anzac Day is a day of remembrance. It is the day for the general public to pay their respects to current and former defence personnel who […]

NSW Honours the Anzac Legacy

Anzac Day 2018 marks the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove and is an important day for communities to gather to commemorate our service men and women. Anzac Day is a day of remembrance. It is the day for the general public to pay their respects to current and former defence personnel who […]

Wheeler Heights Public School to Open Up Ovals and Playgrounds to the Community

Wakehurst residents will now have access to more playgrounds, ovals and sports courts as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. Following a successful trial over summer, more than 80 public schools, including Wheeler Heights public school will open their gates these school holidays to allow everyone in the community to enjoy their […]

Wheeler Heights Public School to Open Up Ovals and Playgrounds to the Community

Wakehurst residents will now have access to more playgrounds, ovals and sports courts as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. Following a successful trial over summer, more than 80 public schools, including Wheeler Heights public school will open their gates these school holidays to allow everyone in the community to enjoy their […]

Installation of New and Extended Clearways

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads.   Please be advised that Roads and Maritime Services will commence notifying residents and business operators on Monday, 9 April that they  will be installing new and extended clearways on […]

Installation of New and Extended Clearways

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads.   Please be advised that Roads and Maritime Services will commence notifying residents and business operators on Monday, 9 April that they  will be installing new and extended clearways on […]

Window Safety Locks Required in Apartments

To prevent a tragic incident where a child is injured or killed after falling from a window, locks are now mandatory on windows in strata buildings. Strata building windows from which a child could fall two metres or more must have child-proof locks. With more people living in apartments it is vital we have the […]

Window Safety Locks Required in Apartments

To prevent a tragic incident where a child is injured or killed after falling from a window, locks are now mandatory on windows in strata buildings. Strata building windows from which a child could fall two metres or more must have child-proof locks. With more people living in apartments it is vital we have the […]

Wakehurst Woman Of The Year 2018 – Vesna Perisic

Vesna Perisic was recently named as the 2018 Wakehurst Woman of the Year Award. Vesna took part in the awards ceremony that was held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on 8 March, 2018. Having known Vesna for quite a few years, as a result of her involvement in Community Connect Northern Beaches, I […]

Wakehurst Woman Of The Year 2018 – Vesna Perisic

Vesna Perisic was recently named as the 2018 Wakehurst Woman of the Year Award. Vesna took part in the awards ceremony that was held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on 8 March, 2018. Having known Vesna for quite a few years, as a result of her involvement in Community Connect Northern Beaches, I […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project – amended information

Please find attached amended information regarding traffic changes that will take effect from Monday 5 March, 2018 impacting Hilmer Street and from Wednesday 7 March, 2018 affecting Fitzpatrick Ave East. Please allow additional travel time when planning your journey. Please see the attached notifications for more information about the work, or you can contact the Community team on 1800 014 307 […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project – amended information

Please find attached amended information regarding traffic changes that will take effect from Monday 5 March, 2018 impacting Hilmer Street and from Wednesday 7 March, 2018 affecting Fitzpatrick Ave East. Please allow additional travel time when planning your journey. Please see the attached notifications for more information about the work, or you can contact the Community team on 1800 014 307 […]

Key Dates for the 2018 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program

CBP2018 Key Date Activity 7 May 2018 Online Applications open 9am 15 June 2018 Applications close 5pm July to November 2018 Eligibility, assessment and approval process November/December 2018 Announcement of successful projects and advice to all applicants 31 March 2020 Projects completion deadline

Key Dates for the 2018 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program

CBP2018 Key Date Activity 7 May 2018 Online Applications open 9am 15 June 2018 Applications close 5pm July to November 2018 Eligibility, assessment and approval process November/December 2018 Announcement of successful projects and advice to all applicants 31 March 2020 Projects completion deadline

Funding Boost To Improve Preschool Learning Environments

Preschools in the Wakehurst electorate are urged to apply for funding as part of a $15 million injection from the NSW Government to ensure children attending preschools have the safest and most engaging learning environments. This is yet another reminder the NSW Government is investing in the educational quality of preschools and helping to increase […]

Funding Boost To Improve Preschool Learning Environments

Preschools in the Wakehurst electorate are urged to apply for funding as part of a $15 million injection from the NSW Government to ensure children attending preschools have the safest and most engaging learning environments. This is yet another reminder the NSW Government is investing in the educational quality of preschools and helping to increase […]

A Little Night Sitting – Tuesday 13th March at Parliament of NSW

Parliamentary Education’s evening program ‘A Little Night Sitting’: to be held at the Parliament of NSW on Tuesday 13 March between 5 – 7 pm. Please see below flyer ALNS_Flyer

A Little Night Sitting – Tuesday 13th March at Parliament of NSW

Parliamentary Education’s evening program ‘A Little Night Sitting’: to be held at the Parliament of NSW on Tuesday 13 March between 5 – 7 pm. Please see below flyer ALNS_Flyer

Killarney Heights Public School Upgrade Tender Opens

Students and teachers at Killarney Heights Public School will benefit from an exciting upgrade that will provide new permanent modern and flexible classrooms funded by the NSW Government. Works will now go to tender for the upgrade, which will include the construction of seven new classrooms, special programs room and landscaping works. The upgrade will […]

Killarney Heights Public School Upgrade Tender Opens

Students and teachers at Killarney Heights Public School will benefit from an exciting upgrade that will provide new permanent modern and flexible classrooms funded by the NSW Government. Works will now go to tender for the upgrade, which will include the construction of seven new classrooms, special programs room and landscaping works. The upgrade will […]

Return and Earn reverse vending machine to open at Time and Tide Hotel

The Time and Tide Hotel  at Campbell Ave, Dee Why will have a reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme, where people will be able to claim 10-cent refunds for eligible drink containers they return. Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction initiative to be introduced in NSW, and now there […]

Return and Earn reverse vending machine to open at Time and Tide Hotel

The Time and Tide Hotel  at Campbell Ave, Dee Why will have a reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme, where people will be able to claim 10-cent refunds for eligible drink containers they return. Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction initiative to be introduced in NSW, and now there […]

Northern Beaches Gets A Vital Health Boost

The $50 million Brookvale Community Health Centre is officially open, delivering 22 health services, including the first inhouse BreastScreen NSW for the Northern Beaches. This is an amazing one-stop-shop bringing the very best of health care directly and easily to families on the Northern Beaches. It has the first BreastScreen NSW at a community health […]

Northern Beaches Gets A Vital Health Boost

The $50 million Brookvale Community Health Centre is officially open, delivering 22 health services, including the first inhouse BreastScreen NSW for the Northern Beaches. This is an amazing one-stop-shop bringing the very best of health care directly and easily to families on the Northern Beaches. It has the first BreastScreen NSW at a community health […]

Local Talent Urged To Nominate For 2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards

Nominations are now open until Friday 16 March for local creative businesses and individuals to nominate for NSW’s Creative Achievement Awards. The creative industries range from visual and performing arts including dance, music and theatre to digital and traditional media including film, television, radio, web design, publishing and advertising, and even architecture. There are three […]

Local Talent Urged To Nominate For 2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards

Nominations are now open until Friday 16 March for local creative businesses and individuals to nominate for NSW’s Creative Achievement Awards. The creative industries range from visual and performing arts including dance, music and theatre to digital and traditional media including film, television, radio, web design, publishing and advertising, and even architecture. There are three […]

Making Wakehurst Roads Safer

Today the NSW Government’s Road Safety Plan, which includes a range of measures aimed at reducing the road toll after 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads in 2017. The comprehensive package addresses speeding, drink driving, drug driving, driver distraction, driver fatigue, truck safety and funding to improve safety on country roads. Road Safety Plan […]

Making Wakehurst Roads Safer

Today the NSW Government’s Road Safety Plan, which includes a range of measures aimed at reducing the road toll after 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads in 2017. The comprehensive package addresses speeding, drink driving, drug driving, driver distraction, driver fatigue, truck safety and funding to improve safety on country roads. Road Safety Plan […]

School Maintenance List Slashed

Public schools in the electorate have had their planned maintenance lists cut by 1.4 million as new figures show the benefit of a blitz on roofing, flooring, painting and other maintenance projects. The NSW Government has slashed the State’s planned school maintenance list by more than $200 million – or by about a quarter – in the past […]

School Maintenance List Slashed

Public schools in the electorate have had their planned maintenance lists cut by 1.4 million as new figures show the benefit of a blitz on roofing, flooring, painting and other maintenance projects. The NSW Government has slashed the State’s planned school maintenance list by more than $200 million – or by about a quarter – in the past […]

$1000 Scholarships Program for Students Doubled

The NSW Government has doubled the number of financial scholarships on offer for disadvantaged young people to stay in school and reach their education and training goals. Worth $1000 a year, scholarship funds can be used for expenses like text books, course costs and computer equipment. Students are eligible to apply if they are: Living […]

$1000 Scholarships Program for Students Doubled

The NSW Government has doubled the number of financial scholarships on offer for disadvantaged young people to stay in school and reach their education and training goals. Worth $1000 a year, scholarship funds can be used for expenses like text books, course costs and computer equipment. Students are eligible to apply if they are: Living […]

FORUM – Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project

The 14th forum for the Project is on Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site can also be accessed by foot from […]

FORUM – Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project

The 14th forum for the Project is on Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site can also be accessed by foot from […]

School Zone Safety Remains a Focus For The NSW Government

The spotlight is on NSW’s most precious pedestrians, with changes being made to parking offences around schools. The changes to some parking offence penalties under the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Regulation 2017, comes as the NSW Government hits a major milestone in its $10 million school infrastructure program. Changes to legislation will include seven new […]

School Zone Safety Remains a Focus For The NSW Government

The spotlight is on NSW’s most precious pedestrians, with changes being made to parking offences around schools. The changes to some parking offence penalties under the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Regulation 2017, comes as the NSW Government hits a major milestone in its $10 million school infrastructure program. Changes to legislation will include seven new […]

Wakehurst Community Groups Invited To Apply For NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

New Round of Clubgrants Infrastructure Funding Open Community organisations can now apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture and emergency preparedness. I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a […]

Wakehurst Community Groups Invited To Apply For NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

New Round of Clubgrants Infrastructure Funding Open Community organisations can now apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture and emergency preparedness. I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a […]

Volunteers can apply now for Northern Beaches Hospital

Don’t pass up the opportunity to volunteer at Northern Beaches Hospital. Healthscope is currently seeking enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to join the hospital team. Volunteers will make a significant contribution to the hospital and the Northern Beaches community. As a volunteer, you could: Meet and greet patients at Reception Accompany patients and assist visitors with information and directions […]

Volunteers can apply now for Northern Beaches Hospital

Don’t pass up the opportunity to volunteer at Northern Beaches Hospital. Healthscope is currently seeking enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to join the hospital team. Volunteers will make a significant contribution to the hospital and the Northern Beaches community. As a volunteer, you could: Meet and greet patients at Reception Accompany patients and assist visitors with information and directions […]

Parents Encouraged To Apply For New $100 Active Kids Voucher

Thousands of school children in Wakehurst are among those across the state now eligible for the NSW Government’s new $100 Active Kids program. From today/this week/ this month/ all parents with school aged children will have help with sporting and fitness-related costs. No parent should have to second guess if they can afford this year’s sport […]

Parents Encouraged To Apply For New $100 Active Kids Voucher

Thousands of school children in Wakehurst are among those across the state now eligible for the NSW Government’s new $100 Active Kids program. From today/this week/ this month/ all parents with school aged children will have help with sporting and fitness-related costs. No parent should have to second guess if they can afford this year’s sport […]

Youth Opportunities Grants

I am delighted to announce that Northern Beaches Council and Storybook Doors will receive $48,200.00 to deliver Storybook Doors. Storybook Doors is a street art project developed and delivered by young people in partnership with the Northern Beaches Library, professional artists, local businesses and the community. The program aims to assist young people to develop life skills and […]

Youth Opportunities Grants

I am delighted to announce that Northern Beaches Council and Storybook Doors will receive $48,200.00 to deliver Storybook Doors. Storybook Doors is a street art project developed and delivered by young people in partnership with the Northern Beaches Library, professional artists, local businesses and the community. The program aims to assist young people to develop life skills and […]

Kids Under 5 To Get Free Flu Jab

Local children between six months and five years old are now eligible for free flu jabs this year. The $3.5million influenza vaccination program offered by the NSW Government follows last year’s severe flu season. Last year our community, like many in NSW, was hit hard by the flu season. More than 400,000 children across the […]

Kids Under 5 To Get Free Flu Jab

Local children between six months and five years old are now eligible for free flu jabs this year. The $3.5million influenza vaccination program offered by the NSW Government follows last year’s severe flu season. Last year our community, like many in NSW, was hit hard by the flu season. More than 400,000 children across the […]

Northern Beaches Hospital – Kids Coffee Cup Colouring Competition

It’s not too late for kids to enter an exciting competition to design the Northern Beaches Hospital’s coffee cup. The new Northern Beaches Hospital is looking for Northern Beaches primary school students to use their artistic talents. The winning entry will feature as the coffee cup design for the hospital’s first year; which we think is […]

Northern Beaches Hospital – Kids Coffee Cup Colouring Competition

It’s not too late for kids to enter an exciting competition to design the Northern Beaches Hospital’s coffee cup. The new Northern Beaches Hospital is looking for Northern Beaches primary school students to use their artistic talents. The winning entry will feature as the coffee cup design for the hospital’s first year; which we think is […]

New Year Bus Boost for Wakehurst

We welcome the introduction of more than 70 additional and extended weekly services for bus customers from 15 January as part of the NSW Government’s Growth Services Program. This Government is committed to delivering better public transport when and where it is needed and that is why we are making improvements to bus routes in […]

New Year Bus Boost for Wakehurst

We welcome the introduction of more than 70 additional and extended weekly services for bus customers from 15 January as part of the NSW Government’s Growth Services Program. This Government is committed to delivering better public transport when and where it is needed and that is why we are making improvements to bus routes in […]

Funding Announced – 2017 Community Building Partnership Program

Wakehurst electorate has secured grant funding of $286,047.00 for a total of 13 projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. The NSW Government has committed funds to new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities. The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive […]

Funding Announced – 2017 Community Building Partnership Program

Wakehurst electorate has secured grant funding of $286,047.00 for a total of 13 projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. The NSW Government has committed funds to new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities. The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive […]

Launch of NSW Ambulance mascot – Bearamedic

Bear cottage is a special place and one I’m delighted to support. Bear Cottage is the only Children’s Hospice in NSW and cares for terminally ill children and their families for respite and end of life care. At Bear Cottage, “life is for living” and today, we were fortunate enough to join you and create some […]

Launch of NSW Ambulance mascot – Bearamedic

Bear cottage is a special place and one I’m delighted to support. Bear Cottage is the only Children’s Hospice in NSW and cares for terminally ill children and their families for respite and end of life care. At Bear Cottage, “life is for living” and today, we were fortunate enough to join you and create some […]

Be Water Safe, Not Sorry

As we enter the school holiday period I welcome the launch of the Government’s – Be Water Safe, Not Sorry – campaign that will increase water safety awareness and deter risky behaviour that could lead to drowning. From Saturday 16 December, the Be Water Safe, Not Sorry campaign will run throughout summer in print, radio […]

Be Water Safe, Not Sorry

As we enter the school holiday period I welcome the launch of the Government’s – Be Water Safe, Not Sorry – campaign that will increase water safety awareness and deter risky behaviour that could lead to drowning. From Saturday 16 December, the Be Water Safe, Not Sorry campaign will run throughout summer in print, radio […]

Summer School Maintenance Blitz for Wakehurst

The Wakehurst electorate will be receiving more than $903,000  on school maintenance projects which are running over the summer holiday period. Wakehurst School recipients include: The Forest High Narraweena Public School Forestville Public School Dee Why Public School Brookvale Public School The Beach School Every child deserves to have access to great facilities, wonderful teachers […]

Summer School Maintenance Blitz for Wakehurst

The Wakehurst electorate will be receiving more than $903,000  on school maintenance projects which are running over the summer holiday period. Wakehurst School recipients include: The Forest High Narraweena Public School Forestville Public School Dee Why Public School Brookvale Public School The Beach School Every child deserves to have access to great facilities, wonderful teachers […]

Patanga Park Fun Day – Saturday 9th December from 11am until 2pm

The Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrade project team invites you to the Patanga Park Fun Day Skyline Shops together with Roads and Maritime Services and Ferrovial York invite you to a family fun day in the park. Come along to Patanga Park on Saturday 9 December from 11am until 2pm for some fun and help us thank local […]

Patanga Park Fun Day – Saturday 9th December from 11am until 2pm

The Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrade project team invites you to the Patanga Park Fun Day Skyline Shops together with Roads and Maritime Services and Ferrovial York invite you to a family fun day in the park. Come along to Patanga Park on Saturday 9 December from 11am until 2pm for some fun and help us thank local […]

Night Landscaping Work on Warringah Road, Killarney Heights, from Thursday 7 December

Night landscaping work on Warringah Road, between Roseville Bridge and Valley Road, Killarney Heights, from Thursday 7th December 2017 to Friday 15th December 2017. Work involves trimming trees and overgrown vegetation from the rock cutting.   Workers will be on site for three shifts between Thursday 7 December and Friday 15 December, weather permitting. Work hours will […]

Night Landscaping Work on Warringah Road, Killarney Heights, from Thursday 7 December

Night landscaping work on Warringah Road, between Roseville Bridge and Valley Road, Killarney Heights, from Thursday 7th December 2017 to Friday 15th December 2017. Work involves trimming trees and overgrown vegetation from the rock cutting.   Workers will be on site for three shifts between Thursday 7 December and Friday 15 December, weather permitting. Work hours will […]

Free Degrees for Wakehurst Students

Free university degrees are up for grabs for budding young teachers, as part of a NSW Government initiative to attract the best teachers to the bush. Scholarships will be on offer in 2018 to fully fund the university degrees of 60 new teachers, paying their HECS debt if they accept a posting at one of […]

Free Degrees for Wakehurst Students

Free university degrees are up for grabs for budding young teachers, as part of a NSW Government initiative to attract the best teachers to the bush. Scholarships will be on offer in 2018 to fully fund the university degrees of 60 new teachers, paying their HECS debt if they accept a posting at one of […]

Killarney Heights Public School Upgrade

Great news for Killarney Heights Public School students who will benefit from new classrooms and facilities as part of a major school upgrade, funded by the NSW Government. Plans have now been approved for the project, which will deliver seven new flexible teaching spaces with state-of-the-art learning technologies, along with a special programs room. The […]

Killarney Heights Public School Upgrade

Great news for Killarney Heights Public School students who will benefit from new classrooms and facilities as part of a major school upgrade, funded by the NSW Government. Plans have now been approved for the project, which will deliver seven new flexible teaching spaces with state-of-the-art learning technologies, along with a special programs room. The […]

Warringah Road, Forestville, Temporary Road Closure Saturday 2nd December to Sunday 3rd December

RMS will close Warringah Road between Darley Street and Cook Street from 10pm Saturday 2nd December to 6am Sunday 3rd December to install the new pedestrian bridge across Warringah Road, near Starkey Street. Local detours will be in place for vehicles and buses, with access maintained for residents. Please plan your journey to allow additional […]

Warringah Road, Forestville, Temporary Road Closure Saturday 2nd December to Sunday 3rd December

RMS will close Warringah Road between Darley Street and Cook Street from 10pm Saturday 2nd December to 6am Sunday 3rd December to install the new pedestrian bridge across Warringah Road, near Starkey Street. Local detours will be in place for vehicles and buses, with access maintained for residents. Please plan your journey to allow additional […]

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability on December 3rd 2017

Celebrate at your workplace or please join the IFPwD team for their Portrait Exhibition at Beacon Hill War Memorial Hall, 33 Willandra Road, Beacon Hill. Refreshments will be served from 11am to 3pm. Please see flyer below IDPwD_Workplace_Fillable_Poster_2017

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability on December 3rd 2017

Celebrate at your workplace or please join the IFPwD team for their Portrait Exhibition at Beacon Hill War Memorial Hall, 33 Willandra Road, Beacon Hill. Refreshments will be served from 11am to 3pm. Please see flyer below IDPwD_Workplace_Fillable_Poster_2017

Wakehurst Gets Return And Earn Collection Points

In less than a week people will be able to receive a 10-cent refund for eligible drink containers as part of the state’s container deposit scheme, Return and Earn. The below over-the counter collection points will be available from December 1st 2017 and will provide 10-cent refunds in cash. o   Kols Kebab Forestville (59 Darley Street […]

Wakehurst Gets Return And Earn Collection Points

In less than a week people will be able to receive a 10-cent refund for eligible drink containers as part of the state’s container deposit scheme, Return and Earn. The below over-the counter collection points will be available from December 1st 2017 and will provide 10-cent refunds in cash. o   Kols Kebab Forestville (59 Darley Street […]

Toll Relief: Free Rego For Drivers

Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to tackle cost of living pressures. The announcement from Premier Gladys Berejiklian which will save the majority of eligible motorists $358 a year on registration costs, with potential savings of up to $715 a year. Toll road […]

Toll Relief: Free Rego For Drivers

Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to tackle cost of living pressures. The announcement from Premier Gladys Berejiklian which will save the majority of eligible motorists $358 a year on registration costs, with potential savings of up to $715 a year. Toll road […]

Active Kids Rebate – Launches January 2018

Parents of school children across New South Wales are encouraged to take advantage of the  $100 ‘Active Kids’ rebate for sporting and fitness related costs launching early next year. This rebate addresses one of the most important issues across our local community–easing the cost of living for families. We know how household costs can add […]

Active Kids Rebate – Launches January 2018

Parents of school children across New South Wales are encouraged to take advantage of the  $100 ‘Active Kids’ rebate for sporting and fitness related costs launching early next year. This rebate addresses one of the most important issues across our local community–easing the cost of living for families. We know how household costs can add […]

Maureen Gray – 45 Years of Service to Public Education

It was with the greatest of pleasure that I attended the retirement farewell for Maureen Gray, Principle of Cromer Public School. Maureen has dedicated 45 years of service to public education and our school system is all the better for her tireless hard work. I know Maureen will be greatly missed in the community and wish […]

Maureen Gray – 45 Years of Service to Public Education

It was with the greatest of pleasure that I attended the retirement farewell for Maureen Gray, Principle of Cromer Public School. Maureen has dedicated 45 years of service to public education and our school system is all the better for her tireless hard work. I know Maureen will be greatly missed in the community and wish […]

Northern Beaches B-Line Bus Boost Gets Rolling

  Northern Beaches residents can leave the car at home and hop on board the region’s revitalised public transport network with more than 3,200 extra weekly bus services, including 2,000 weekly B-Line services, rolling out from 26 November. Bright yellow B-Line buses providing high frequency turn-up-and-go services from Wynyard to Mona Vale, will work together with […]

Northern Beaches B-Line Bus Boost Gets Rolling

  Northern Beaches residents can leave the car at home and hop on board the region’s revitalised public transport network with more than 3,200 extra weekly bus services, including 2,000 weekly B-Line services, rolling out from 26 November. Bright yellow B-Line buses providing high frequency turn-up-and-go services from Wynyard to Mona Vale, will work together with […]

Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF)

The NSW Government is building stronger social housing communities in Wakehurst. We are looking for local projects that will make a real difference to our communities. If you are part of a non-government organisation, local council, Aboriginal organisation or private organisation you can apply for a grant of up to $50,000. Social Housing Community Improvement […]

Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF)

The NSW Government is building stronger social housing communities in Wakehurst. We are looking for local projects that will make a real difference to our communities. If you are part of a non-government organisation, local council, Aboriginal organisation or private organisation you can apply for a grant of up to $50,000. Social Housing Community Improvement […]

Work on Pittwater Road, Collaroy, Monday 27 November to Friday 22nd December

The NSW Government is funding this essential maintenance work under its $1.5 billion program to maintain and improve the 18,028 kilometre state road network to provide a safer and longer lasting road. Roads and Maritime Services will be upgrading the drain on Pittwater Road near the intersections with  S Creek Road and Hadleigh Avenue, Collaroy. […]

Work on Pittwater Road, Collaroy, Monday 27 November to Friday 22nd December

The NSW Government is funding this essential maintenance work under its $1.5 billion program to maintain and improve the 18,028 kilometre state road network to provide a safer and longer lasting road. Roads and Maritime Services will be upgrading the drain on Pittwater Road near the intersections with  S Creek Road and Hadleigh Avenue, Collaroy. […]

Grants Open For Life Saving Defibrillators

  Spectators and players from community sporting clubs will benefit from a state wide rollout of the Local Sport Defibrillator Program. Early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence survival rates by up to 75 percent and this $4 million program will enable more than 2,500 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be installed at grass […]

Grants Open For Life Saving Defibrillators

  Spectators and players from community sporting clubs will benefit from a state wide rollout of the Local Sport Defibrillator Program. Early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence survival rates by up to 75 percent and this $4 million program will enable more than 2,500 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be installed at grass […]

NSW Welcomes 24 New Firefighters

Twenty-four new firefighters were today welcomed into Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) at a ceremony at the State Training College in Alexandria. Our newest firefighting recruits, who include a former professional soccer player, an iron woman, a news photographer, a former competitive bodybuilder and a Bondi lifeguard, have proven their abilities over 13 weeks of […]

NSW Welcomes 24 New Firefighters

Twenty-four new firefighters were today welcomed into Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) at a ceremony at the State Training College in Alexandria. Our newest firefighting recruits, who include a former professional soccer player, an iron woman, a news photographer, a former competitive bodybuilder and a Bondi lifeguard, have proven their abilities over 13 weeks of […]

Remembrance Day Service

A service for Remembrance Day will be held at the Cenotaph in Martin Place on Saturday at 10:15am. All are welcome to join the event to honour the memory of those who have died, or suffered for Australia’s cause, in all wars and armed conflicts. Public transport is the best way to get to and […]

Remembrance Day Service

A service for Remembrance Day will be held at the Cenotaph in Martin Place on Saturday at 10:15am. All are welcome to join the event to honour the memory of those who have died, or suffered for Australia’s cause, in all wars and armed conflicts. Public transport is the best way to get to and […]

Massive Savings On New Green Slip Prices

Prices for the new, lower cost CTP Green Slip scheme went live today, with a brand new price comparison website launched to help drivers find the best deal. Premier Gladys Berejiklian today confirmed NSW drivers will save up to $172 a year from 1 December, while Sydney taxi drivers will be more than $3,000 better […]

Massive Savings On New Green Slip Prices

Prices for the new, lower cost CTP Green Slip scheme went live today, with a brand new price comparison website launched to help drivers find the best deal. Premier Gladys Berejiklian today confirmed NSW drivers will save up to $172 a year from 1 December, while Sydney taxi drivers will be more than $3,000 better […]

NSW Government Hosts Mental Health Summit

The NSW Government will today host a Mentally Healthy Workplaces Summit as part of its long-term plan to improve mental health in workplaces across the state. The summit will bring together 130 delegates, including mental health experts, the business sector, and government and worker representatives, to improve mental health at work. Recent NSW Government-commissioned research […]

NSW Government Hosts Mental Health Summit

The NSW Government will today host a Mentally Healthy Workplaces Summit as part of its long-term plan to improve mental health in workplaces across the state. The summit will bring together 130 delegates, including mental health experts, the business sector, and government and worker representatives, to improve mental health at work. Recent NSW Government-commissioned research […]

Volunteering In Wakehurst Got Easier

The NSW Volunteering website will make volunteering accessible by linking volunteer-seekers with volunteer organisations and opportunities. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. The more people who volunteer locally, the stronger we are together as a community. We know that people who volunteer enjoy better job opportunities and mental health outcomes, and feel more connected […]

Volunteering In Wakehurst Got Easier

The NSW Volunteering website will make volunteering accessible by linking volunteer-seekers with volunteer organisations and opportunities. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. The more people who volunteer locally, the stronger we are together as a community. We know that people who volunteer enjoy better job opportunities and mental health outcomes, and feel more connected […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity & Network Enhancement Project Community and Environment Forum

The 12th forum for the Project is on Wednesday 8 November 2017 from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site can also be accessed by foot from […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity & Network Enhancement Project Community and Environment Forum

The 12th forum for the Project is on Wednesday 8 November 2017 from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site can also be accessed by foot from […]

Fitzpatrick Avenue East Intersection Changes

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see the below link for further information in relation to the closure of Fitzpatrick Avenue East from Monday 30 October 2017 Fitzpatrick Ave Access Change FAQ’s 30.10.17pdf

Fitzpatrick Avenue East Intersection Changes

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see the below link for further information in relation to the closure of Fitzpatrick Avenue East from Monday 30 October 2017 Fitzpatrick Ave Access Change FAQ’s 30.10.17pdf

Funding Increase To Meet The Needs Of Wakehurst Schools

Government schools in Wakehurst will be able to improve education resources and support for students with  $5,363,018 in needs-based funding for 2018. The funding will be available to address the specific needs of schools. Schools may choose to implement initiatives such as targeted literacy and numeracy support, teacher training and speech pathologists. This funding will give […]

Funding Increase To Meet The Needs Of Wakehurst Schools

Government schools in Wakehurst will be able to improve education resources and support for students with  $5,363,018 in needs-based funding for 2018. The funding will be available to address the specific needs of schools. Schools may choose to implement initiatives such as targeted literacy and numeracy support, teacher training and speech pathologists. This funding will give […]

Forestville Gets A New $580,000 Fire Truck

With the bushfire season fast approaching, our local community will be even better protected with the arrival of a new fire truck at the Forestville Fire Station. We live in an amazing part of the State but it’s not without it’s dangers and we must ensure our local fire crews have the latest resources to […]

Forestville Gets A New $580,000 Fire Truck

With the bushfire season fast approaching, our local community will be even better protected with the arrival of a new fire truck at the Forestville Fire Station. We live in an amazing part of the State but it’s not without it’s dangers and we must ensure our local fire crews have the latest resources to […]

Thousands Of New Transport Services Starting At A Stop, Wharf And Station Near You

More than 8,600 new weekly public transport services will start on 26 November 2017 providing customers more trains, more ferries, more buses and a brand new transport network, the Northern Beaches B-line. The additional services include: o   More than 1,500 new weekly train services across the network, including 750 new weekend services. o   Almost 7,000 […]

Thousands Of New Transport Services Starting At A Stop, Wharf And Station Near You

More than 8,600 new weekly public transport services will start on 26 November 2017 providing customers more trains, more ferries, more buses and a brand new transport network, the Northern Beaches B-line. The additional services include: o   More than 1,500 new weekly train services across the network, including 750 new weekend services. o   Almost 7,000 […]

Motorists To Receive Green Slip Refunds

The vast majority of NSW motorists will receive a CTP Green Slip refund next year as part of the NSW Government’s reforms that make the scheme fairer and more affordable. About $300 million will be returned to motorists across the state in addition to the $120 saved on the average premium under the new scheme. […]

Motorists To Receive Green Slip Refunds

The vast majority of NSW motorists will receive a CTP Green Slip refund next year as part of the NSW Government’s reforms that make the scheme fairer and more affordable. About $300 million will be returned to motorists across the state in addition to the $120 saved on the average premium under the new scheme. […]

22 Oct to 30 Nov – Night road works on Pittwater Road, Collaroy

Pittwater Rd Collaroy – night work Please see the above link giving notification of night road works on Pittwater Road, Collaroy, 120 metres before Anzac Parade starting Sunday 22 October through to Thursday 30 November, weather permitting. Maintenance work will involve repairing concrete slabs and repainting road markings. Crews will be on site for two […]

22 Oct to 30 Nov – Night road works on Pittwater Road, Collaroy

Pittwater Rd Collaroy – night work Please see the above link giving notification of night road works on Pittwater Road, Collaroy, 120 metres before Anzac Parade starting Sunday 22 October through to Thursday 30 November, weather permitting. Maintenance work will involve repairing concrete slabs and repainting road markings. Crews will be on site for two […]

Book a tour of the new Northern Beaches Hospital

Tours Hundreds of local people, including residents, community groups, site neighbours and Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals’ staff have now visited the construction site to see how the build is progressing. To request a presentation about Northern Beaches Hospital for your community group or a tour of the construction site, please email [email protected] or complete […]

Book a tour of the new Northern Beaches Hospital

Tours Hundreds of local people, including residents, community groups, site neighbours and Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals’ staff have now visited the construction site to see how the build is progressing. To request a presentation about Northern Beaches Hospital for your community group or a tour of the construction site, please email [email protected] or complete […]

Spring Street Stall Saturday

Great to chat to Chris. Out and about in Dee Why. Love being out in the community!

Spring Street Stall Saturday

Great to chat to Chris. Out and about in Dee Why. Love being out in the community!

The White Knight Foundation Spit to Manly Walk

What a turnout! Liam Knight taking part in the 3rd Annual Walk Against Youth Violence. It was so good to hear that nearly 250 people registered to walk from Spit West Park to Manly, all in the name of raising awareness against youth violence. The White Knight Foundation raised an astonishing $12,000 through ticket sales […]

The White Knight Foundation Spit to Manly Walk

What a turnout! Liam Knight taking part in the 3rd Annual Walk Against Youth Violence. It was so good to hear that nearly 250 people registered to walk from Spit West Park to Manly, all in the name of raising awareness against youth violence. The White Knight Foundation raised an astonishing $12,000 through ticket sales […]

Home Sweet 2017

It was with the greatest of pleasure that I attended the inaugural fundraiser for homeless youth on the Northern Beaches. Link Housing and Burdekin did an amazing job to get 60 people to sleep over at Freshwater SLSC. Link & Burdekin set themselves a huge target to raise $110,000. At the final count they had […]

Home Sweet 2017

It was with the greatest of pleasure that I attended the inaugural fundraiser for homeless youth on the Northern Beaches. Link Housing and Burdekin did an amazing job to get 60 people to sleep over at Freshwater SLSC. Link & Burdekin set themselves a huge target to raise $110,000. At the final count they had […]

New Northern Beaches Hospital Site Visit

THE Northern Beaches Hospital project is three months ahead of schedule and will open to patients on October 30 next year. The opening of the $600 million hospital in Frenchs Forest – which will cater for private and public patients. At the moment the construction is three months ahead of schedule, while that is great […]

New Northern Beaches Hospital Site Visit

THE Northern Beaches Hospital project is three months ahead of schedule and will open to patients on October 30 next year. The opening of the $600 million hospital in Frenchs Forest – which will cater for private and public patients. At the moment the construction is three months ahead of schedule, while that is great […]

Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation – Launch

Launch of the ZAPSTAND 24/7 Public Access Defibrillator system at Cromer Park. The community will benefit from the NSW Government’s statewide rollout of defibrillators, with $4 million allocated over four years to assist sporting clubs across NSW to purchase and maintain the machines.

Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation – Launch

Launch of the ZAPSTAND 24/7 Public Access Defibrillator system at Cromer Park. The community will benefit from the NSW Government’s statewide rollout of defibrillators, with $4 million allocated over four years to assist sporting clubs across NSW to purchase and maintain the machines.

Surf Club Facility Program closes on the 31st August 2017

The Surf Club Facility Program closes on the 31 August 2017. Surf Life Saving Clubs across NSW can now apply for funding to improve and upgrade their club facilities drawing from a pool of $4 million. Please note that clubs that had formerly reached the maximum funding threshold are now re-eligible to apply!

Surf Club Facility Program closes on the 31st August 2017

The Surf Club Facility Program closes on the 31 August 2017. Surf Life Saving Clubs across NSW can now apply for funding to improve and upgrade their club facilities drawing from a pool of $4 million. Please note that clubs that had formerly reached the maximum funding threshold are now re-eligible to apply!

Formal Countdown to Home Sweet 2017 – Sleep Out

It was wonderful to spend a morning with Link Housing and The Burdekin Association to launch the formal countdown of Home Sweet 2017 – Sleep Out. On Friday 15th September Burdekin Association and Link Housing will be hosting a sleep out to help homeless youth on the Northern Beaches.   The Burdekin Association have been […]

Formal Countdown to Home Sweet 2017 – Sleep Out

It was wonderful to spend a morning with Link Housing and The Burdekin Association to launch the formal countdown of Home Sweet 2017 – Sleep Out. On Friday 15th September Burdekin Association and Link Housing will be hosting a sleep out to help homeless youth on the Northern Beaches.   The Burdekin Association have been […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade

Northern Beaches Road Upgrade Project

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade

Northern Beaches Road Upgrade Project