Pittwater Life October 2018 Issue

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Back to the beach. We're getting angry! Operation Go. Wherefore art though? Latest Local News.

een no reply to Council’s official expression of concern to

the NSW Government regarding a Planning Panel decision

to approve the site at 2 Macpherson Street, Warriewood

for development. In July, Council wrote to the Minister

for Planning Anthony Roberts, Pittwater MP Rob Stokes,

Manly MP James Griffin and Warringah MP Brad Hazzard

requesting that the plan not be made; Council also noted

that the rezoning of Macpherson Street has not yet been

formally made.


The last-minute roadworks at Frenchs Forest in the lead-up

to the opening of the Northern Beaches Hospital on October

30. We know Warringah MP Brad Hazzard is furious about

the delayed and protracted build of the roads, given the

hospital’s concurrent construction. Word has it passage via

Wakehurst Parkway across Warringah Road will be closed

on consecutive weekends up until October 21, with detours

in place. Talk about cutting it thin! Also, in what could be

considered another affront for Pittwater, Northern Beaches

Council is considering closing its Customer Service Office

in Avalon (at the Recreation Centre). Apparently the office

is under-utilized when compared with other offices across

the Local Government Area (just 10% total use compared

to 44% at Manly, 33% at Dee Why and 13% at Mona Vale) –

in real terms we’re talking 75 people / transactions per

week. Council notes Pittwater Ward is the only ward to

have two offices. Coincidentally, it’s also looking to open

a new Customer Service Office at Frenchs Forest. If Avalon

closes, residents needing face-to-face attention will need

to travel to Mona Vale. The upside to the early-days closure

murmurings though is the suggestion the Avalon office

space could be allocated to the Avalon Youth Hub. We’ll

keep you posted.

New waste contract set

to reduce landfill load

Northern Beaches Council

has entered into an innovative

new waste contract

which will integrate and

modernise the whole waste

management system across

the Northern Beaches, providing

next generation technology,

improved service

levels, further cost savings

and a better outcome for the


The new waste collection

service, along with the new

waste processing contract,

will mean a huge increase in

diversion from landfill, with

70% of Northern Beaches

household waste to be recycled

from mid-2019.

Mayor Michael Regan says

the new waste collection

contract will also deliver

further savings which will

again be able to be passed

on the ratepayers over the

coming years. He added it

was a great outcome for service

delivery for residents –

and it comes with an entire

modern and new truck fleet.

The waste processing

contract will see technology

sort recyclables, organics

and food waste from residents’

red bin without the

need to separate these from

other rubbish. This will

ensure as much as possible

is diverted from landfill, recycled

for reuse and turned

into compost for broad acre

agriculture and mine site


Additionally, residents

will continue to benefit from

up to two on-call service

call-outs for bulky goods

per year. Council will also

have a separate metal collection

and work closely with

local community groups to

recover and separate items

of value like furniture,

mattresses and white goods

from kerbside collections.

“We will really be encouraging

everyone to up-cycle,”

said Acting CEO Ben Taylor.

– NW


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