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Issue 2 Winter 2013

MOSMANNOW NEWSLETTER Mosman Events Council has launched a new website to promote Mosman's unique identity and lifestyle, and to encourage participation in local initiatives. The Mosman Events website is the 'go to' destination for what's on in Mosman. It contains a comprehensive listing of events with broad appeal for people from the local community as well as visitors to the area. It features cultural, health and wellness, and sporting events, exhibitions, talks and workshops and children's events and activities. Community organisations and local businesses are welcome to add their

events to the site, which also features a detailed listing of events organised by Mosman Council. In addition to the new website, Mosman Events is available by email. Visit the site and sign-up for weekly and monthly newsletters. These will be delivered direct to your inbox, alerting you to upcoming events.

Investing in infrastructure


Council has signed a $750k contract for the renewal of the Balmoral Sea Wall. Metrocorp, a large civil contractor has been engaged for the work and recently completed the renewal of the sea wall in Rose Bay, Woollahra. Work required on the 1929 wall was identified following a condition audit in 2011. Manager Assets and Services Craig Covich has said, “The last major works on the wall occurred a decade ago and the wall is showing its age”. Works will commence in late July for completion by the busy summer period. This continues Council’s investment in infrastructure, which since 2009 has seen over $2 million spent at Balmoral alone including the renewal of the public amenity blocks, Balmoral Oval improvements, bushland rehabilitation, the restoration of the heritage-listed rotunda and renewal of piles at Balmoral Baths. The next 12 months will also see further planned investment in infrastructure in Mosman at the following locations:  Clem Morath Pool  Clifton Gardens Jetty Baths $200K  Renewal works on creeks, pipelines and pits funded

through the new Stormwater Levy $450K

 North Esplanade footpath, stormwater &     


road works $330K Military Road works (upgrade of pedestrian crossings) Avenue Road retaining wall Ellery Park decking renewal - $20K Spit West playground upgrade - $130K Middle Head Oval floodlighting upgrade - $240K

Planning Reforms

Mosman Art Prize

A submission outlining the main issues of concern to Mosman has been sent to the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

On Friday 12 July at Mosman Art Gallery Rachel Ellis was awarded the 2013 Mosman Art Prize ($30,000) for her painting, Bathurst Landscape - William Street, 2012. Capturing the colours and topography of the NSW Central Tablelands and one of our most important regional cities, Rachel's landscape painting of Bathurst's William Street will now join the established Mosman Art Collection. Celebrating 66 years in 2013, Mosman Art Prize is a major acquisitive painting award sponsored by Mosman Council. A free exhibition of the 116 selected finalists is on show at Mosman Art Gallery from Saturday 13 July to Sunday 25 August 2013. This year's award was judged by respected artist Lucy Culliton (also a recipient of the Prize in 2000), who said, “This is a beautifully considered and well-constructed artwork with depth defined by subtle tones and a colour palette that leads the eye through the painting … I feel this work will stand strong with those other stars within Mosman's acquisitive Art Collection.”

These include:  Private certification and building regulation  Changes to neighbour notification and

community consultation

 Expansion of complying development and the

introduction of code assessable development

 The reduction in the number of zones  Heritage issues  Emphasis on economic development rather than

good planning outcomes

 The implications of Mosman being in the Central


Subregion (with 16 other councils) This last point was the subject of a separate submission to the Department on the Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney. Visit Council’s website for further information. To view the White Paper and related information visit

Viv May calls it a day Council's General Manager, Viv May, is retiring in September after working at Mosman Council for 43 years, including 27 years as General Manager. Viv May has had an extraordinary influence over Council Administration. Mosman was the first Council in NSW to expose all outdoor works to competitive tendering which reduced Council employed day labour from over 100 to a specialised Core Group of six, with substantial ongoing savings to Council. In the early 1990s Viv May was instrumental in the development of Council's first strategic management plan, MOSPLAN well before the State Government made this mandatory for all councils. Indeed MOSPLAN served as a model for other Councils around Australia. In recent years, Viv has overseen the development of the much loved facilities of the Mosman Art Gallery, the Mosman Swim Centre and the Drill Hall Complex including the Marie Bashir Mosman Sports Centre. Over the years, Viv has worked with 15 Mayors and 13 elected Councils. This is a remarkably long and distinguished level of public service dedicated to the people of Mosman. For this he was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 1999 Australia Day Honours list. Importantly Viv leaves behind a legacy of efficient and dedicated staff in whom we, the community, can have every confidence. Many senior Mosman officers, Max Glyde, John Carmichael. Mark MacDonald and Linda Horswell (and previously Kay Clarke) have

Further prize awards announced on the night: The Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize $3,000 - Sponsored by Mosman Council Alan Jones for Kirk Andrews Upon Esk #3

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Real-time information on l available from Mosman Co The application combines Google and Mosman Coun showing current condition like the Spit and Harbour live traffic camera feeds. The website aims to provi works, special events and residents, visitors and bus Access the Works & Alert smartphone for local infor know more and would like visit works.mosman.nsw.g

worked with Viv as General Manager for over 20 years and their loyalty is a testimony to his respected leadership of the Council administration. On behalf of Council and the community I wish Viv well as he moves on and in any future endeavours he may pursue. There’s plenty happening at Mosman Library over winter, with an array of exciting events, our winter reading programs plus a host of new things to experience.


Mosman Library's New Catalogue Mosman Library (and the Shorelink libraries – Lane Cove, Manly, Stanton and Willoughby) have launched the Aurora Library System. The new system has many exciting new features and you will continue to have 24/7 access to the collections of all the Shorelink libraries to search items, renew loans, reserve items, suggest items for purchase and access comprehensive online resources including ebooks and electronic databases. Access is via the Library's website The Mosman Art Prize Commendation Prize, $5,000 - Sponsored by Henry Bucks Mosman Janelle Thomas for Hide And Seek Young Emerging Artists Award ( Under 35 Yrs) $2,000 - Sponsored by Fourth Village Providore Remnim Alexander Tayco for Before And After


local traffic and roadworks is now ouncil's Works & Alerts website. data from the NSW Government, ncil to give you an interactive map ns. It also covers key access points, Bridges and provides links to RMS

On the Go

Recharge your Phone Mosman Library has installed a free charging facility for library patrons. The Chargebar will charge all handsets and tablets at the fastest possible speed allowed by manufacturers.

New JP Service Mosman Library now provides a volunteer JP on duty between 12-2pm every Wednesday. No bookings required. Enquiries 9978 4090

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pools& spas

ide timely updates on infrastructure incidents that may impact sinesses. ts website from your web-enabled rmation on the go. If you want to e to view the terms of use please All swimming pools and spas must be registered by 29 October 2013. This includes any temporary swimming pools which have a depth greater than 300mm. Registrations are free and can be made through If you have a pool or spa – the new laws will also affect selling and leasing your property from 29 April 2014. For more information visit

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©2013 Mosman Municipal Council This publication is written by Council staff and authorised for distribution by VHR May PSM – General Manager


Spit Junction NSW 2088 9978 4000 fax 9978 4132


Connect with us

Mudgee Wine & Food Fair

Sunday 11 August, 10am–5pm Balmoral Rotunda & Reserve, The Esplanade Sample wines from the prestigious Mudgee Region and enjoy gourmet lunches. Kids entertainment, live band, and the chance to win fabulous prizes. A free shuttle bus will run on the day.

New Mosman Rider timetable

Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review

3 to 11 October The Harbour will be a 'sea of action' as the Royal Australian Navy celebrates 100 years since it first entered Sydney Harbour. Over 40 naval vessels and 20 tall ships will create a kaleidoscope of colour, pomp and ceremony. This is a celebration not to be missed!


On 5 August the Mosman Rider will change its hours of operation and differentiate between winter and summer. The winter operating times will be from 9am–1pm and 2pm–4pm and will operate from May to September. Between October and April, the summer schedule will be in place providing an extra 2 hours of operation each day and extending the finishing time to 6pm. The route will remain the same. Updated timetables are in production and will be available on the Rider and at the Civic Centre from the end of July.

Save the Date Mosman Art Gallery Annual Spring Benefit

Festival of Mosman Launch

with Royal Australian Navy 'Rock' Band Saturday 28 September, from 3pm Balmoral

Government House Reception Thursday 26 September 2013 6.30–8.30pm A special fundraiser for Mosman Art Gallery, with a significant donation to be unveiled by Australia's most distinguished living artist. $175 per person. To reserve your place or for more information contact Rachel Lavell on 9978 4164 or

In Situ

Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation Saturday 5 to Sunday 20 October Military Road

Freedom of Entry

Tuesday 8 October, 12.30–2pm Military Road

Children's Fair

A New Direction in Sports Field Management Following extensive consultation with Mosman sporting clubs, Council has adopted a new direction for sports field management.

Friday 18 October, 10am–12pm Allan Border Oval

28 September to 20 October

Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm Mosman Village Green


Sunday 20 October, 10.30–3.30pm Pet's Day Out, Concert in the Park & Food Fair Allan Border Oval

Pedal Powered Cinema ‘Finding Nemo’

Mosman Festival Open Day

Generally it has been agreed that the priority uses of the Ovals will be: Over the past decade, demand for competitive sports field use has increased significantly putting considerable strain on the limited ovals available in Mosman. Coupled with training demands, this has led to over use and the inability to sustain playing surfaces at an acceptable condition. In 2012 Council commissioned an extensive report on the options available and this independent advice concluded that considering limited resources, a priority use model was the best way to address the issues identified. The current policy will be updated to reflect a priority use model for sporting codes. This will allow maintenance and improvements to be tailored to each facility for the priority sport identified in the Policy.

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Allan Border Oval – Cricket Middle Head Oval – Junior AFL/Football Georges Heights Oval – Football Rawson Oval – Rugby Balmoral East Oval – Football/Junior Athletics Balmoral West Oval - Rugby/Junior Athletics Balmoral Oval Centre Wicket - Cricket

While sporting codes will have priority use they will not have exclusive use and this will ensure demands from other users such as schools continue to be accommodated. As part of the policy, Council will be encouraging clubs to make a financial contribution to the upkeep and maintenance of the ovals and pavilions for the benefit of all.


Mosman Now - Winter 2013  

Mosman Now - Winter 2013

Mosman Now - Winter 2013  

Mosman Now - Winter 2013