Grace Griffin 💙 Welcome to the world! Home now, born happy and healthy 26.6.20. Brother Teddy is obviously very excited to meet his sister 😬. Mum and Grace both doing well. Thank you to the wonderful team at Northern Beaches Hospital 💯
☀️ Thanks to funding from the NSW Government - @seaforthbowlsclub now has cheaper power and the solar panels look great! It’s a wonderful community Club that I am proud to support. ✅ Did you know, they don’t have pokie machines, so head up there and have a drink or meal to support them. #seaforth #lovemanly #solarpower Photo credit: Seaforth Bowls.
🍕 Boys night in. Teddy ordered. Obviously. 😬
😮 First look at the whopping 153,415 hectares of NEW NSW NATIONAL PARK! 🤩 Key facts: ✅ largest ever private acquisition for the national park estate – 153,415 ha 🌳 Narriearra is in the far north west corner of NSW, just east of Tibooburra, within the Channel Country Bioregion. 🌿 Narriearra protects a remarkable diversity of ecosystems – 39 Plant Community Types are mapped. 🌏 Aboriginal heritage: stone artefacts, tools, and stone arrangements provide evidence of Aboriginal occupation over the entire property. 🌏 European heritage: the site was traversed and documented by the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition with two expedition campsites on the property. Tongowoko ‘waterhole’ on the eastern border (Camp 48) on Friday 2 November 1860 and at Caryapundy Swamp on Saturday 3 November 1860. The location of the Camp 48 was marked by engraving on a tree “B over XLVIII”. Massive congratulations to Minister Matt Kean MP, who said “In August last year I stated my goal to add 200,000 hectares of land to the national parks estate. I am ecstatic that, on top of 64,860 hectares already reserved, this purchase puts us on track to exceed that.”
Repost from @footballfedaus 🟢🟡 ・・WE DID IT! WE'RE HOSTING THE 2023 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP WITH NEW ZEALAND!!!
The tallest timber building in the world will soon be in Sydney! 🌿🌳🌏 Today we announced $48.2 million in funding to bring Sydney Tech Central to life, with Atlassian as partners. The building: - tallest hybrid timber building in 🌏 - 50% less embodied carbon in construction - 50% less energy usage/day - 100% renewably powered on site via louvres and offsite☀️ Atlassian and the NSW Government have negotiated to develop and build the company’s new Australian headquarters at the Central site, above YHA Central Railways Square. The building will help Atlassian expand its strong local research presence, housing over 4,000 jobs focused on product development.
Delivering for our veteran community 🇦🇺 Today we announced a brand new service. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward in partnership with Acting Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee announced our new dedicated veterans hotline. ✅ According to data collected by homelessness services, Australian Defence Force personnel were twice as likely as other clients to be rough sleepers, and were also less likely than the general population to access homelessness services. This comes on the back of our continued work to develop the whole-of-Government Veterans Strategy. #veterans #strongertogether #community
A huge (and welcome) announcement for the Arts sector! 📣 - $250 million to help restart the creative economy and get the entertainment, arts and screen sectors back to work! A massive investment including... ✅ $75 million in competitive grant funding in 2020-21 to help production and event businesses to put on new festivals, concerts, tours and events as social distancing restrictions ease. Grants of varying sizes will be available, from $75,000 through to $2 million. ✅ $90 million in concessional loans to assist creative economy businesses to fund new productions and events that stimulate job creation and economic activity. ✅ $50 million for a Temporary Interruption Fund, that will support local film and television producers to secure finance and start filming again. ✅ $35 million to provide direct financial assistance to support significant Commonwealth-funded arts and culture organisations facing threats to their viability due to COVID-19, which may include organisations in fields including theatre, dance, circus, music and other fields. - And, the establishment of a ministerial taskforce to partner with the Government and the Australia Council to implement a plan for the creative economy. Great stuff Scott Morrison (ScoMo), Paul Fletcher and Senator Andrew Bragg. Read more about this announcement from the Federal Coalition Government here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/250-million-jobmaker-plan-restart-australias-creative-economy
$10 million funding to create more preschool places! 👏 More families will have access to preschool thanks to a new round of funding creating additional places in preschools for children on waitlists. ✅ The NSW Government is continuing its commitment to increase access to preschool for communities across the state with another round of Start Strong Capital Works Grants for community preschools. 🔨 Grants are available in five categories, including: - construction of a new centre based community preschool facility, - extending an existing centre based community preschool facility, - renovating existing or new premises for a centre based preschool, - purchase of replacement vehicles for existing mobile preschools, and - responding to crisis situations. Applications can be submitted online from now until 23 August 2020. For more information, visit the Department of Education website at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/operating-an-early-childhood-education-service/grants-and-funded-programs/capital-works-grants
What a response! ⚡️ I’ve received so many enthusiastic responses to the formation of the Taskforce. There is so much energy to get Manly (and areas like Freshwater) back on its feet after Covid hibernation. 🤙🏻Thank you @themanlydaily for covering the formation of the Manly Tourism & Economic Recovery Taskforce. #strongertogether #lovemanly 💡 📪 A dedicated email will be set up for people and businesses to send their ideas direct to the Taskforce soon. ☎️📫
⚡️Today, I’m proud to announce the ‘Manly Tourism & Economic Recovery Taskforce’. Over recent months our local tourism trade has been decimated and our hospitality workforce, professional and white-collar workers under significant financial pressure. The NSW Government is focused on recovery as it steers the State through this once in a lifetime event. In partnership with the Manly Business Chamber, the Taskforce will work in parallel with other agencies, consulting widely with stakeholders across Manly and key local business zones including Seaforth, Balgowlah and Freshwater. Key objectives of the Taskforce over the next 6 months are to: ➡️ Develop potential recovery initiatives and ideas including the fast-tracking of existing local projects and concepts. ➡️ Leverage existing and future Government programs and initiatives that focus on tourism, the local economy and practical community support programs. ➡️ Identify collaboration opportunities between various agencies to revive and reimagine post pandemic projects, events and economic activity. ✅ A big thanks the Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres who have commended the establishment of the taskforce as an important local initiative. “Manly is a world class destination with tourism attractions and a vibrant night economy that support livelihoods and this taskforce will help draw people back to the area boosting the local economy,” 💡 The Taskforce will have a dedicated section on my website to communicate regularly and where you can send any ideas you have. ⏰ According to the Taylor Fry COVID-19 Financial Impact Index, Manly and surrounding suburbs are in the top 10 per cent of Australian postcodes most financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a first step...don’t forget that Musicians and venues can now register their interest for the Great Southern Nights music event at http://www.greatsouthernnights.com.au
This is my friend Daniel. 😊 I’ve come to know him over the past 3+ years through his work as the Homeless Outreach Worker at @communitynorthernbeaches In his own words...”Once I find someone who needs my support, I’ll sit down with them and assess their needs, and work out how we are going to help them.” ❄️ Right now, it’s cold out there and people need support. Please donate to the @backyourlocalau ‘Shout a Local’ campaign to help rough sleepers this winter. 🙏🏻 Last time I checked they’d raised $1200 - let’s try get that up these next few days! Go here ➡️ https://cnb.grassrootz.com/shoutalocal