Pittwater Life September 2018 Issue

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Editorial

New Council one year on...

Seems like only yesterday the

hot topic of local discussion

focused on impending Council

amalgamation; so can you

believe it’s more than two years

since Pittwater Council was

rolled into an interim Northern

Beaches Council – and one year

this month since we elected our

new councillors?

Certainly the Pittwater end

of the new Council region has

fared well, mostly courtesy

of funding set aside by the

State Government to ease the

process of combining three

into one. Whether the delivery

of infrastructure and services

continues at a rapid pace

remains to be seen, but most

locals we’ve sounded out agree

more is being done than in

recent memory.

An example is the Palm

Beach walkway, which

opens in the first week of

September. Locals have been

crying out for easy, safe

pedestrian access to Governor

Phillip Park for decades.

What else has been achieved?

We asked the six Pittwater and

Narrabeen ward councillors,

plus Mayor Michael Regan, to

reflect on Council’s first year.

See page 12.

* * *

Last month we reported on

the sand blockage which

forced the closure of the

Ettalong Channel and cut

ferries from Palm Beach.

The latest word from

government is that three weeks

of stop-start dredging has been

completed but several more

weeks’ work is required – with

more delays due to bad weather

expected.

We also reported on the

massive impact this is having to

businesses both in Palm Beach

and Ettalong, as well as workers

and school students.

To find out status of

dredging, visit industry.nsw.

gov.au and search ‘Ettalong

Channel’. – Nigel Wall

The Local Voice Since 1991

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