An opportunity to provide feedback on swimming sites along the Parramatta River….

An opportunity to provide feedback on swimming sites along the Parramatta River.

We’ve been doing a lot of work to understand what we need to do to make the Parramatta River a place for all Sydney-siders to enjoy. We’ve created a shortlist of 12 possible swimming sites and would like you to tell us which ones you find the most desirable. To have your say, go to:

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While Sydney drowns, country bakes | Altmedia

“Sydney seaside suburbs facing significant danger of inundation include Manly Vale, Kurnell, Caringbah and Cromer. Properties along the Cooks and Parramatta Rivers, in Arncliffe, Marrickville, Homebush Bay, Newington and Silverwater, are also at risk during high tides from rivers breaching their banks and storm waters backing up into residential neighbourhoods.”

While Sydney drowns, country bakes | Altmedia

BY ALEC SMART A newly released study by the University of NSW has confirmed that urban centres will experience intensified flooding as global temperatures

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In our backyard …The 2017 Australasian Bird Fair & Wildlife Expo will be held …

In our backyard …

The 2017 Australasian Bird Fair & Wildlife Expo will be held at the Newington Amory, Sydney Olympic Park, right in front of the BirdLife Southern NSW Discovery Centre on 3-5 November. More than just a Bird Fair – a Wildlife Expo!
The Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo will offer many activities and attractions to the general public, especially those who wish to learn new, fascinating things about birds and wildlife and become even more environmentally aware. Activities and exhibitors include:

-Talks about birds and wildlife by experts with first-hand field knowledge, from across Australia and the globe (programme of talks available soon).

-Wildlife Art exhibition and sales

-Photographic competition and exhibition, prizes include a pair of Swarovski EL 8×32 Binoculars RRP $2590 for the overall winner!

-Free activities for the whole family, including a children’s activities marquee and guided bird walks.

-A complete range of optical equipment to suit any budget with experts on hand to provide advice and a hands-on experience.

-Travel and tourism stalls

-Bring the whole family and enjoy a picnic at the Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo! Food outlets at the event will include several delicious food options catering for all tastes, details to be announced, or bring your own lunch.

-Free shuttle buses between the P5 car park, the front gate drop-off and to birding venues.

See our website for gate times, entrance fees and more information:

Feel like volunteering? Then the Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo needs you! There will be many opportunities for volunteering during the event. Register your interest here:

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WP Community Centre & Library – update from CoP Council Work is moving ahead on…

WP Community Centre & Library – update from CoP Council

Work is moving ahead on the new community centre and library for the community of Wentworth Point at Footbridge Boulevard, next to the Bennelong Bridge.
Community consultation on the design and architectural plans was held in February and March and included a workshop with future users, stakeholders, local residents and community groups and an online survey.

Combined feedback was received from more than 180 people. Here’s what you told us.

“A welcoming centre for people of all ages and cultures.”

“A flexible use of rooms that can be made big or small.”

“Space for bike parking and live music.”

“Shade trees and a café/food trucks.”

We listened to what you said and the library will now include a children’s play and youth study space, a 24/7 book vending machine and a diverse range of collections. A café will be located on the ground floor next to the library.

The community centre will have several large and small flexible meeting rooms and function spaces, an art studio space, a multipurpose area for dance and other activities, music practice areas and a 24/7 co-working space for local microbusiness people.

The forecourt will provide opportunities for a variety of activities including performances, workshops, exhibitions and a place for general relaxation.

We have increased the budget to nine million dollars to make sure we can provide a facility that meets community needs.

A Development Application for the project will be lodged in August. Completion of the centre is anticipated to be mid-2018.

How will I stay up to date about the project?
Council is committed to working with the Wentworth Point community and will provide regular updates on the project as it progresses.

If you have any questions about the project or would like to be kept up to date about future community consultation opportunities, please email: or visit Council’s website by clicking here.

Yours sincerely,
Our City Your Say | City of Parramatta​

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Opal figures show skyrocketing passenger demand on Sydney train lines

Trains, trains, trains … crowded trains. Interesting perspective on increase in patronage in the Olympic Park line

Sydney’s train strain
Demand for trains in Sydney has risen by almost 20 per cent on some lines in a year.

Opal figures show skyrocketing passenger demand on Sydney train lines

Passenger demand for trains in Sydney has risen by almost 20 per cent on some lines in just a year, new figures show, underscoring the strain on the city’s rail network.

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A Bloody Great Night Out! – fundraising dinner


Did you know that Concord Hospital is home to the largest clinical research unit for blood cancer in NSW? Their community fundraising event ‘A Bloody Great Night Out!’ raises much-needed funds to support their world-leading treatment and research.

Join us on Friday 15 September at Le Montage and help give patients hope. The 2017 target is $160,000 to fund two additional clinical research nurses, so that more patients with life threatening blood cancers can participate in this research and access innovative treatments that would normally cost millions.

Book your tickets now! You can also support this cause by purchasing raffle tickets online – there are more than $10,000 worth of prizes including two tickets to Europe. Please Share this Event with your friends and help us spread the word! The Bloody Great Committee invites you to join us for a fabulous night of music, dancing, fun and fundraising.
Enjoy an exquisite four-course meal, beverages and entertainment at Le Montage, in the stunning Sarah Grand Ballroom, with expansive water views. Be part of the great community vibe at this popular event, which has earned its reputation for giving guests ‘A Bloody Great Night Out’. Glam up in your finest cocktail gown/lounge suit – and wear ‘a splash of red’ to show your support for our cause.
All funds raised will go towards the life-saving work at the world-leading Haematology Clinical Research Unit at Concord Cancer Centre, Concord Hospital.
Your support will help patients with life-threatening blood cancers, such as Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma, participate in clinical trials and access millions of dollars worth of new and innovative medicines, long before they are publicly funded. These treatments increase survival and provide a better quality of life for patients with blood cancers. For some patients, participating in these clinical trials is their only hope for a cure.
Help us reach our current fundraising target of $160,000 to fund two new clinical research nurses to support blood cancer patients participating in our clinical trials.
Tickets: $160 each ($50 from each ticket purchased can be claimed as a tax deductible donation).
Bookings essential:
For more information: (02) 9715 2880 or 0417 207 107

13 people interested

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ICYMI: They see me rollin’…they hatin’…tryin’ to catch me driver-less… If you ha…

ICYMI: They see me rollin’…they hatin’…tryin’ to catch me driver-less… If you haven’t heard the news yet… the driverless shuttle is IN THE PARK!

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Find an Application

Some before / after pictures that have been included in the submission for the Rowing Club to be constructed north of the Bennelong Bridge.

Information from the submission:
The vision for the Wentworth Point Maritime Precinct is to provide a world class boating precinct, including the rowing club, dry boat storage facility and marina. The vision is also to create a maritime precinct that is integrated with the adjacent residential precinct, public open spaces, waterside promenade and the Wentworth Point headland park. The Rowing Club is a simple, pragmatic and functional building. The proposed architectural solution envisions a contemporary building, which enhances surrounding public spaces, creates an iconic maritime landmark and serves the needs of local schools and the boating & local communities. The facility houses a mix of public & private uses; the community is invited to engage with the building, its functions and its

See the full submission here:

Find an Application

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