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Dine & Discover NSW

The NSW Government’s economic stimulus program Dine & Discover is set to create a boost for dining, arts and tourism businesses. The program will be rolled out in The Rocks and in Broken Hill in early February and in late February it will expand to the Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD and Bega Valley. Eligible businesses in the Davidson electorate can now register to take part in the NSW Government’s major economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW. “It has been especially tough for those businesses affected by the Northern Beaches lockdown. Many small local businesses had to shut down at...

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How to be an Ally on January 26th

Courtesy of the Queer Advocate and Amnesty Australia What is Invasion Day? Otherwise known as ‘Survival Day’ or ‘Day of Mourning’, January 26 marks the date Caption Arthur Phillip and 1,500 convicts, crew, marines and civilians claimed the land and raised the British flag for the first time at Sydney Cove in 1788. In the 10 years that followed, it is estimated that Australia lost 90% of its Indigenous populations, the world’s oldest living cultures dating back over 60,000 years. With this in mind, it is understandable that January 26 has never been a day for Indigenous Australians to...

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Ku-ring-gai Mayor’s Historic Milestone

Cr Jennifer Anderson has officially become Ku-ring-gai’s longest serving mayor in the Council’s 104-year history and has called for more women to become councillors. Her call comes as the NSW Electoral Commission issued a timeline for candidates considering standing in next September’s NSW local government elections. Nominations to become a councillor will open on 26 July and close on 4 August 2021 through the Commission’s website. Election day is on Saturday 4 September 2021. Mayor Anderson will run for a sixth term as a councillor in next year’s elections, having first been elected to Ku-ring-gai Council in 2006. This...

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The Merry Widow at Sydney Opera House

Photography by Prudence Upton. Incredibly, six out of ten Sydneysiders have never seen an opera at the Sydney Opera House! Despite the Sydney Opera House being an internationally recognised architectural masterpiece and a much-loved national treasure, 57% of Sydneysiders have never even ventured inside to view an opera. With international borders closed, it is important now more than ever for Australians to support their local arts industry. More than nine months since its last performance, Opera Australia is thrilled to be back at the Sydney Opera House, opening on January 5 with Lehár’s uplifting The Merry Widow. A comedy...

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New World-Class Bike Park for Locals

The NSW Government recently announced a new, six-hectare bike park at Belrose open and ready for Northern Beaches and North Shore residents and Australia’s mountain biking community to enjoy. Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, said the $2 million Bare Creek Bike Park, created from a rehabilitated and transformed portion of the former Belrose Waste Management landfill site, was a world-class facility catering for riders of all levels. “The completion of this project is welcome news for local residents, and community and mountain biking representatives who have worked with us for many years to achieve this transformation. It took three...

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