@bonditomanly - is officially open! 😊👍🏻 Congratulations to all the stakeholders who made this fantastic walk a reality. It was my pleasure to join with a host of other supporters today and kick off the walk! #bonditomanly
As the School year concludes it has been great privilege to spend time celebrating learning and recognising the fantastic teachers, students and parents of local schools - Today I visited Manly Vale and Manly West. The future is bright! 😊#lovelearning
Manly has a mix of great professional businesses and is about to get even more! @wotso.manly will be opening in January 2020! Great to go an check the space out today. #wotso #coworking #lovemanly
😊 Not sure if Ted is laughing at my joke, or me. Either way, loved my visit from my number 1 constituent. #GoTed
24 years in a Chinese prison. Mr Norbu shares his amazing story about his journey from Tibet to Australia as part of a fantastic local program. 📖 Mr Norbu (in the middle, speaking through an interpreter Dhondup) was born in 1934 and became a Monk in Lhasa. He shared his life story as part of a fantastic program that documented the success of Tibetan community on the Northern Beaches. Since 1972, the Beaches has been home for the majority of Tibetan people migrating to Australia. These powerful stories represent a model for other communities in how to embrace different cultures. 🌎 It was a great honour to speak at their launch this week. #strongertogether
An inspirational evening with @graceaforrest and the @minderoofoundation discussing the important work they’re doing across so many areas. 🌎 I’m particularly excited by the @no_plasticwaste campaign and the opportunities it presents for NSW and global oceans. 🌊 Thanks for having me along @graceaforrest. #strongertogether #noplasticwaste #minderoo
The media has moved on and the fires are largely under control but our support is here for the long haul. Supporting communities affected by bushfires goes beyond putting the fires out...the NSW Liberal Government is here for the long haul. Our bushfire recovery programs include: • $25 million to facilitate the clean-up of both insured and uninsured homes damaged or destroyed by the fires, including the removal of asbestos contaminated material, concrete slabs and dangerous debris like trees. • Waste levy fees waived for residents disposing of bushfire-generated waste. • $30 million for grants of up to $15,000 for primary producers and small businesses to assist with clean-up and the replacement of infrastructure, including repairing and replacing damaged fences, equipment and machinery. • $4.05 million for additional mental health services for individuals, community groups and emergency services personnel. • $13.2 million is allocated to fund the Economic Recovery and Community Resilience Grants Program. • People who have lost important identity documents like a birth certificate, marriage certificate or drivers licence in the bushfires can have them replaced for free to help them recover as quickly as possible. Photo credit: @nswrfs
2019 to 1942...one photo to the next...That was the year some of these wonderful ladies attended St Cecillia’s Catholic School in Balgowlah. Today we celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the School. 🥳 It started with 84 students and today has 284. Interestingly, one of these women told me they vividly remember sitting in the exact hall we were in today when the news broke of World War 2 ending. Wow! A great privilege to spend time with the school community today. Happy birthday!
Volleyball will be back in 2020! Manly continues to be a location for major events (sport or otherwise). Thank you Northern Beaches Council for being such great partners
Well, today marks the end of @nswparliament sitting for 2019. Meaning all MP’s will be working in their electorates until the end of the year. It’s been an honour and privilege to represent Manly for another year - and work for an inspirational leader - @gladysb 😊 Merry Christmas 🎄 (or too early?)
⚡️***HUGE NEWS REGARDING THE SYDNEY SURF PRO*** ⚡️ Not only are we back again, but I am proud to announce that building on the success of last year, Manly will host a 10,000 point score event in 2020! Manly will globally launch the World Surf League's newest event – the Sydney Surf Pro – as part of their new global Challenger Series in March 2020. Fast facts: - 10,000 points on offer (the highest amount in the world) - Equal prizemoney for men and women! (rightly so!) - Manly will be the first leg of the series - 8th until 14th March 2020 - Locked in for three years. I made a commitment that not only would we retain a pro surfing event, but would grow it from the grassroots up! Proud to deliver on that commitment. This event builds on the success of the 2019 event and is here due to the hard work and support of people like Queenscliff Boardriders Club, North Steyne Boardriders, Surfing NSW, Lifeline Northern Beaches Manly Business Chamber and the local surf community!
A fantastic evening with @princes.trust.au Trustee Dominic discussing the importance of supporting our veterans and sustainable communities, two principles of the Trust and their mission both in Australia and the UK. Missed you @honjuliebishop (this side of the Harbour is super weird tho. Home to Manly thanks 😉).