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As happy as a dog… in mud

The trial of the small off-leash dog walking area at Avalon

Beach Reserve parklands on Central Road may still

have a month to run but locals are already unconvinced

it represents an ongoing option. The park turf and and its

temporary fencing has taken a battering over the past few

months, with June’s ‘big wet’ turning the grounds into a

muddy quagmire requiring the turf to be replaced. Dog

walkers report that although well-used, the small space

cannot handle the volume of dogs and they are concerned

it will require maintenance every month. A report will be

presented to the Council regarding the future use of the

location when the trial expires on July 31.

to deliver enhanced social,

sporting, cultural and recreational

options for Northern

Beaches’ youth, as well as to

provide an integrated carpark

close to public transport. The

2018 Col Mills Scholarship

was presented to Northern

Beaches Council’s Project

Manager (Environment & Infrastructure),

Russell Peake,

who works on a wide range of

Council’s environment and

infrastructure projects. In

the citation accompanying

his Scholarship, Russell was

described as “a bright, young

professional, a future leader

and a well-deserved recipient

of the scholarship.”

State assists Councils

The recent NSW budget contained

several allocations by

the State Government aimed

at continuing the support of

local councils to enable better

delivery of key services,

facilities and infrastructure to

their communities. Minister

for Local Government, Ms Gabrielle

Upton, noted highlights

included: $98 million to help

councils to deliver services

and facilities for their local

communities; $79 million to

help pensioners make ends

meet by subsidising council

rates and charges; $31 million

over 10 years for low interest

loans so councils can invest

in infrastructure to address

housing affordability; $15 million

so councils could provide

better facilities through the

Local Infrastructure Renewal

Scheme; and $7 million to assist

councils to prepare plans

of management for Crown

lands.

Winter author

discussions

Beachside Bookshop at Avalon

Beach is introducing a

series of intimate Sunday afternoon

events with local authors

over the winter months,

commencing on Sunday July

29 with Caroline Beecham,

author of ‘Maggie’s Kitchen’

and now ‘Eleanor’s Secret’.

The ‘Sunday Salons’ will be

held over an afternoon tea

from 3-4pm in the shop and

is free. Limited capacity, so

bookings essential at info@

beachsidebookshop.com or

call 9918 9918.

Christian School

marks 40 years

It began with a vision to instill

in children a view of the world

the way God sees it – and 40

years later that vision remains

a core value for Covenant

Christian School. ‘Covie’

started with a class of 19 and

one teacher in a hired church

hall in Terrey Hills – there are

now almost 900 students from

all over the northern beaches

attending at the purpose builtschool

in Belrose. “Today’s

students and those from

that very first class might be

26 JULY 2018

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