Pittwater Life

'Underwater forests' to be restored

'Underwater forests' to be restored
Nicole Chettle | ABC News

A program to reintroduce crayweed forests to waters off Sydney's most famous beaches will now cover 16 locations, as part of a plan to rejuvenate the underwater eco-systems there.

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West Head Battery Remembered

West Head Battery Remembered
A Compilation from Pittwater Online News, Peter Dunn and NSW National Parks

In 1941 a group of young men were sent to West Head overlooking the mouth of Broken Bay and Pittwater to install two seven inch naval guns to protect this part of the coast from invasion by enemy forces during the WWII.

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Ausgrid Electricity Cable Planned for Late 2016

Ausgrid Electricity Cable Planned for Late 2016
Ausgrid

Ausgrid is planning works on the electricity distribution network to Scotland Island and the Western Foreshores of Pittwater to improve reliability of the Local power supply. This follows extended outages in December 2013 and February 2015.

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BUSH COLLECTIVE - State of our Environment 2015

BUSH COLLECTIVE - State of our Environment 2015
Lesley Stevens

In 2015 the four bushcare groups working on and around the lower Western Shores of Pittwater decided to form a Bush Collective. The aim was to work together to share information, provide support and combine resources to ensure the best possible environmental future for our area. This ‘State of the Environment ‘ report for 2015 is a result of that commitment.

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Sustainability Of Pittwater Estuary

Sustainability Of Pittwater Estuary
Office of Rob Stokes

“For the first time an extensive threat and risk assessment has been undertaken and our community is now being asked to have our say on the future of commercial netting and the best ways forward.

“Community feedback will help inform further evaluation of the management responses and final recommendations to the NSW Government later this year.

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Why you should stop feeding native birds

Why you should stop feeding native birds
ABC News | Justin Huntsdale

By welcoming king parrots, rosellas or lorikeets to your house for feeding, you are serving up a diet of junk food, and reducing their ability to forage for food, authorities warn.

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Proposed Pittwater Council Boundaries Announced

Proposed Pittwater Council Boundaries Announced
Nsw Government & Pittwater Council | January 2015

The Government has announced its proposal to create new councils in NSW. In early January 2016 the Minister for Local Government will refer detailed merger proposals to the Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government for examination and report under the Local Government Act.

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Every Man and His Dog

Every Man and His Dog
Original article by: Lisa Herbertson, Manly Daily

At Christmas Eve each year, every man and his dog turns out for the The Scotland Island Dog Race. The race is run between Bells Wharf, on Scotland Island and Church Point on the mainland.

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Possum Grant For Rocky Point

Possum Grant For Rocky Point
Lesley Stevens

Pittwater’s Rocky Point Bushcare Group has successfully attracted state funding to support a community driven Pygmy Possum Monitoring Project on the Western Shores of Pittwater.

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Artist Profile - Antonia Hoddle

Artist Profile - Antonia Hoddle
Antonia Hoddle

Antonia Hoddle, is one of Pittwaters wonderful local talents. Passionate about the natural environment and a lifelong creator, Antonias paintings and drawings impart a real sense of the beauty of the world that surrounds her.

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