Pittwater Life September 2017 Issue

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Scotland Island

wastewater study

Wastewater services on

Scotland Island are in the

pipeline following the

announcement of State

Government funding for a

Council-led feasibility study

into the long-standing issue.

Consultants will be engaged

to assess the viability of the

project and advise on service

provision models. “Providing

wastewater services to

Scotland Island has been

proposed for decades – but

without a detailed feasibility

study it’s never been able

to be properly considered

or progressed,” said local

MP Rob Stokes. Council has

already provided funding to

the Scotland Island Residents’

Association to introduce a

modern, automated water

booking system to better

distribute and manage

residents’ access to emergency

water supply – often used

to help top-up personal

household water tanks.

Get inspired about

sustainable building

If you’re planning to build or

renovate, or just have an interest

in sustainable building design,

be informed and inspired

at the free Building Sustainable

Homes information night on

September 21. The Council initiative

is designed to support

home builders and renovators

considering sustainable options,

with a goal of reducing

reliance on non-renewable resources

and minimising home

running costs.

Sustainability professionals

will offer expert advice

and information at the

two-hour event, which also

includes a Q&A session. Building

Sustainable Homes will

be held at Manly Town Hall.

Bookings are essential via

northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

More info 9976 1664.

News

Locals push on for mental health

Terry Finch cycles to fight

his personal demons.

It’s a challenge he’s been

battling most of his life.

Cycling is his answer to a

disease that affects almost

half of Australians. From

September 16-23, Dee Why

resident Terry is joining 65

riders (including 23 cyclists

from the Northern Beaches)

in a relay ride from Perth to

Broome to raise awareness

about mental health and

funds for the Black Dog

Institute, an organisation

that researches, diagnoses

and treats mood disorders

and depression. It was

only after he visited his

local GP, who recognised

his disease, that he was

referred to the Black Dog

Institute. “The Black Dog

Institute helped me to

understand how important

it is to talk openly about

a condition that affects

48 per cent of Australians

– we often think of

individuals suffering from

mental illness as people

committed to psychiatric

wards, not ordinary people

who have families and

good jobs. Nothing could

be further from the truth,”

he said. More info tourxoz.

com.au

30 SEPTEMBER 2017

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