Category: News

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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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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COVID Vaccine Experience: all you need to know

Madeleine Taplin Whilst we have spent the last year essentially locked in our houses and pretty much everyone wants things ‘back to normal’, so many individuals are still unsure what their thoughts are on the new Coronavirus vaccines. However, it is more important than ever that people get vaccinated to protect themselves and their community. Luckily for you, we have all the details you need to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. As a relative and household contact of individuals working in the medical profession, I was fortunate enough to receive the Pfizer vaccine through the Westmead Hub, and...

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Monopoly coming to Northern Sydney: suggest a local business today!

Imagine having your company featured as a property on MONOPOLY, the most popular board game in the world. If your business is an innovator based in Northern Sydney, now’s the chance. The iconic board game, MONOPOLY is coming to Northern Sydney!The aim is to make the entire game a truly Northern Sydney experience. The team at North Sydney Innovation Network (NSIN), a non-profit organisation, has partnered with Winning Moves and Hasbro to create the MONOPOLY board showcasing local innovative Australian businesses and startups. The NSIN promotes the contribution of innovation-driven enterprises – particularly startups and fast-growth organisations across the...

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Ku-ring-gai Locals Knitting for Charity

Matthew Wai With the restart of the Wednesday knitting group in Gordon Library on 5th May from 11am to 12pm, we thought it perfect timing to introduce the joys of knitting to locals. Knitting is not just a hobby for many – it is a way to concentrate, relax or learn. As experienced knitting blogger Margie Pearl notes, knitting is great for the mind as by fixing certain mistakes, you are learning. Another great aspect about knitting is that you can create whatever your heart desires – ultimately the satisfaction you gain after accomplishing a garment can be truly...

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