Pittwater Life October 2018 Issue

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Editorial

Our new northern creative hub

few ‘wins’ for Pittwater

A this month, including the

Avalon Annexe being named as

the preferred site for the longawaited

local art space north of

Mona Vale.

It beat out a short list that

included the Avalon Golf Club

House, Avalon Bowling green

and Mona Vale Village Green

(see page 10).

(But gee, doesn’t it take

a while to get some action?

The dedicated creative venue

received a $1m funding pledge

way back in June 2017. It took

Council and the Community

Consultation committee 15

months to shortlist sites. And

a look at the schedule suggests

construction to expand the

annexe won’t commence for at

least another year.)

October is a big month

for creative types, with the

Pittwater Artists Trail and

Newport Sculpture Trail both

scheduled (page 38).

The new Northern Beaches

Hospital is ready to open its

doors on October 30; read

about the state-of-the-art

imaging technology it will offer

(page 44) and also the new

direct community bus link

that will shuttle patients with

appointments to and from the

hospital (page 18).

Volunteer surf lifesavers will

be back on the beaches from

the October long weekend; we

take a look at just one of our

great clubs, Bilgola, and the

great folks behind the scenes

(page 32).

Our pages aren’t all

sweetness and light though;

Council is investigating closing

the Avalon Customer Service

office (Seen, Heard, Absurd

– page 20). Apparently 75

customers a week is not enough

to make it a viable option.

And Nick Carroll reports

on the disturbing subject of

violence directed towards

female surfers in the water

(page 42). – Nigel Wall

The Local Voice Since 1991

OCTOBER 2018 3

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