Pittwater Life December 2018 Issue

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announced by local MP Rob

Stokes, brings the Government’s

total contribution to

$1.234 million. Mr Stokes

said that when completed,

the performance space would

provide the school community

with an incredible asset to help

promote and encourage future

generations of performers.

“Barrenjoey’s P&C Association

is passionate about seeing their

vision for this project become

a reality – so I’m delighted the

NSW Government has been

able to provide the funding

boost it needs to see it delivered,”

he said.

Bayview boating

facilities upgraded

Northern Beaches Council has

completed a major upgrade of

boating facilities at Rowland

Reserve, Bayview, with new

access pontoons installed at

the northern and southern

boat ramps to provide recreational

boat users with a safe

and more efficient means of

embarking and disembarking

watercraft. As well, improvements

have been made to the

parking areas for boat trailers

and an additional wash-down

space for boats has been

created along with measures

to prevent pollutants from

the wash-down space entering

Winnererremy Bay. The

works were made possible

by a State Government grant

of $566,000, under the NSW

Boating Now funding program.

In 2015 Council was

awarded $1million by the NSW

State Government, under the

NSW Boating Now funding

program to undertake a series

of improvements to boating

facilities in the area. Mayor

Michael Regan said the facilities

upgrade had improved the

safety and functionality of

this important regional centre

while minimising the environmental

impact of its use.

Cottage Point crew

launch rescue vessel

Boating safety on Pittwater

has been boosted in the leadup

to summer with the State

Government unveiling Marine

Rescue NSW’s new, $328,000

Sailfish catamaran. With two

modern and fully equipped

rescue vessels able to be rapidly

deployed in an emergency,

the volunteers from Marine

Rescue Cottage Point (featured

in last month’s issue of

Pittwater Life) are now better

equipped than ever to keep

a watchful eye on our local

waterways. The vessel’s arrival

coincided with the 50th anniversary

of the Cottage Point

unit, which was originally part

of the Australian Volunteer

Coast Guard Association,

one of three rescue services

that merged to form MRNSW

in 2009. Cottage Point Unit

Commander Paul Millar said

the unit had performed 117

rescue missions over the last

boating season that brought

350 people home safely to

their families. “Our crews are

Funding for foreshore and pedestrian upgrades

Local MP Rob Stokes has

announced further NSW

Government funding of $920,000

to Northern Beaches Council to

progress foreshore and pedestrian

improvements at three key Pittwater

locations – the Palm Beach (South)

Landscape Masterplan, Careel Bay

Foreshore Masterplan (Stage 2) and

the Hudson Parade Footpath Project

between Clareville Beach and

Taylors Point (pictured). This follows

$1 million provided to Council last

year. The additional funds have

been made available from funding

previously allocated to Council

for the proposed acquisition of

the Pasadena site at Church Point.

“Pedestrian, landscaping and

foreshore improvements are not

only aesthetically pleasing – they

also help improve access, safety

and usability,” Mr Stokes said.

“These projects have been desired

for many years – so it’s great to see

Council making them happen.” The

projects are being delivered with the

support of community associations

including the Palm Beach and

Whale Beach Association, Careel Bay

Pittwater Protection Association and

the Clareville and Bilgola Plateau

Residents’ Association.

28 DECEMBER 2018

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