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Grants Available for Local Community Groups

Local organisations in the Davidson electorate can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said today. Mr O’Dea said the impacts of COVID-19 are still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations will remain a priority for this latest round. “$12.5 million is available in 2021/22 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure. This is an opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding for projects that will provide long-term benefits to the community....

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Food at Home: Restaurant Style

Madeleine Taplin As we sit in lockdown, the one thing on everyone’s minds is food. In the monotony of everyday life, the one space we can plan and make exciting is what we choose to eat for each meal, and what better way to make your meal-times exciting than to infuse a little restaurant quality cooking into the home?! It all starts with produce: Undeniably the most important aspect of cooking isn’t the cuisine, style or equipment, it is the produce! All good restaurants utilise a selection of tried and trusted producers to help deliver only the best for...

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North Shore recognised, Queen’s Birthday Honours List

The Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List recognises 1,190 Australians, including quite a few recipients from Sydney’s North Shore. “Each of these individuals are unique and their story deserves to be shared widely and celebrated,” stated Australia’s Governor General. “There are countless examples of exceptional achievement in almost every field imaginable. It is important that the Order of Australia represents the diversity and strength of Australia.” Incredibly the 2021 list includes the highest percentage of women (44%) to be recognised through the General Division of the Order of Australia. A warm congratulations to all recipients from Sydney Observer. Leonie Jane...

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Trending Winter Warmer Interiors

Isabella Ross Warmth from Art: Being bold and fun is great when it comes to styling your interior this winter. Especially amid COVID-10 restrictions, our homes have become our everyday reality, so it’s high time we add warmth and character to them. An easy way to do this is always through art – sourcing pieces that can complement a room and be the perfect focal point. There’s now a very simple and affordable way to add colour and style to your home, thanks to Melbourne entrepreneur Simone Kelly and her online business Gussy Dup. The business provides colourful and...

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‘The Float’ – River Cruising in Brooklyn

One local business is redefining the traditional cruise into ‘The Float’ – the true epitome of adaptability and resourcefulness in the face of international flight restrictions. The Floating Oyster Wine Bar offers you a relaxing journey through the Hawkesbury River waterways in search of beautiful escarpments and amazing rock formations. The Floating Oyster Wine Bar’s philosophy encompasses serenity and exploration, combined with sensory delight. Floating amongst these spectacular sites, the still waters enable guests to regularly see beautiful white bellied sea eagles and other amazing birdlife throughout the voyage, meaning it’s a wonderful opportunity for photography enthusiasts. Incredibly, the...

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