Pittwater Life October 2018 Issue

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Get ready for bushfire season – that’s the reminder from the

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) who warn that with the entire

state in drought and ongoing warm conditions expected

over the coming months, it’s more important than ever for

residents to be vigilant around their properties. Pittwater

and the Northern Beaches have seen plenty of backburning

over the past weeks – as illustrated by these dramatic drone

photos of a controlled burn at McCarrs Creek – and there

are likely to be more through October (favourable weather

permitting). The RFS reminds locals that the top four tips

for getting ready for bushfire season are to discuss what to

do if a fire threatens your home; prepare your home and get

it ready for bushfire season; know the bushfire alert levels;

and keep all the bush fire information numbers, websites

and smartphone app handy.

HEARD…

A nasty injury to a woman who was struck by an errant

golf ball while she walked along the public path adjoining

the beachfront on the eastern edge of Mona Vale golf

course recently has prompted a flurry of talks between

the club and Northern Beaches Council. General Manager

Environment and Infrastructure Ben Taylor confirmed

Council has met with golf club representatives to investigate

options to mitigate risk including how to minimise the

potential for balls to cross over onto the pathway, which

forms a link in the Coastal walk. Mr Taylor said in the

short term, Council planned to install extra signage to

raise awareness among walkers about golfers on the tee.

Longer term, the intention is to allow vegetation to grow

and shield the shared path. Still in Narrabeen Ward, there’s

20 OCTOBER 2018

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