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Issue 3 Spring 2013



Foreshore Restorations Continue

The Festival of Mosman is in full swing and will conclude on 20 October with an Open Day Coinciding this year with the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review, the Festival was opened on Saturday 28 September with a spectacular twilight performance by the Navy's Rock and Pop Band at Balmoral. Mosman was the perfect place to enjoy the Review over the October long weekend, as tall ships and naval vessels from around the world commemorated the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy's first entry into Sydney Harbour.

Mosman also played host to a Freedom of Entry Parade by the sailors of HMAS Penguin, Australian Navy Cadets and the Royal Australian Navy Band. Other Festival highlights have included new art installations at Mosman Art Gallery and Middle Head, In Situ: Festival of Sculpture & Installation along Military Road, as well as walks, tours, exhibitions and shows across Mosman. The final big weekend for the Festival is almost here. For details of all Festival of Mosman events visit or see pg 4 of Mosman Now for major activities still to come. Freedom of Entry Scroll handed to HMAS Penguin.


Major works to repair and renew the seawall at Balmoral Beach are expected to continue until February 2014. Visitors will notice the hoarding on sections of the beach and also on the foreshore area opposite Hunter Park, where equipment is being stored over the life of the project. At a cost of approximately $800,000, around 750 metres of the sea wall is being progressively repaired and rejuvenated between the Bathers Pavilion and Balmoral Baths. The work also includes restoration of the stormwater culvert adjacent to Raglan Street. Every effort is being made to minimise impact on bathers and other users of the area while these essential works are underway. Further north along Balmoral Beach, renovation works on the Clem Morath Pool have been completed at a cost of $70,000. Major footpath, kerb and gutter and road renewal works are now also complete along the northern end of The Esplanade. At Clifton Gardens, the latest round of jetty renewal works has been completed, partly funded by a grant of $60,000 from the Better Boating Program.

Swimming pool registrations due soon Planning to make good use of your backyard pool this summer? Don't forget that recent changes to the law mean that all swimming pools and spas must now be registered on a State-wide Swimming Pool Register. The deadline for registrations is 29 October 2013 – visit Council's website for more information or go directly to to register.

Spit Junction Masterplan

W A Masterplan for the Spit Junction area is currently on exhibition until 3 December 2013. You can view the exhibited material at any of the following locations: § § § Council's administration building - in the foyer § Mosman Library - in the reference section The Masterplan was prepared by a team of consultants and presents a number of strategies and recommendations to achieve renewal at Spit Junction. The Masterplan also proposes three options, based on the consultant's view, for a financially feasible redevelopment of Council's civic centre site, however there could be many others.

Council has not adopted the Masterplan, nor has it endorsed it. The Plan is on exhibition in order to obtain feedback on its recommendations and direction. Your comments will help inform the Council in making its decision about the future of Spit Junction. For further information please visit the websites or phone Ben Gresham on 9978 5154 or Kelly Lynch on 9978 4058.

In the Autumn edition of Mosman Now, May on the State Government's local governmen Council's ongoing commitment to keeping M the Independent Local Government Review Discussion Paper foreshadowing a possible a north shore Councils. All five Councils unanim report with respect to amalgamation (the re evidence that bigger councils mean better se for the NSW Government's policy of no-forc investigate further collaboration between reg currently servicing northern Sydney and nort The final report of the Panel is due to be rele On another front, Council has been maintain planning reforms proposed by the State gov advocating for changes and improvements t ensure that our local interests are protected. legislation is due to be reintroduced for furth Parliamentary sitting. Although the final form yet to be released the Minister for Planning, in a partial concession to local communities assessed development will now apply only in See Council's website for more information o responded to these reform processes.

Beauty Point Traffic

Image: Civic Lane Plaza (indicative only).

New General Manager settles in


Protecting our community

A month into the job, Mosman Council's new General Manager, Veronica Lee, is quickly becoming familiar with local issues. Veronica officially commenced duties on 16 September 2013, following the retirement of long-serving General Manager Viv May, who held the position for 27 years. Veronica has a Bachelor of Business from Sydney's University of Technology and has also completed an Executive Master of Public Administration at the University of Sydney. Since early 2011, Veronica has been Deputy General Manager – Corporate Governance and Community at Burwood Council. Prior to that, she was a Senior Project Manager in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Director of Security and Recovery Coordination, also in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Deputy Chief Executive of Emergency Management NSW. Adjusting to her new role north of the harbour, Veronica says she has been encouraged by the warm welcome provided by members of the community, Councillors and Council staff. ‘I couldn't have wished for a better start’ she said, ‘I don't doubt there will be plenty of challenges ahead, however I think Council is well-placed to meet them headon, and to continue delivering high quality services for the Mosman community.’ Veronica has been engaged under a five-year contract.

Following the decision of the Minister for Roa Avenue rat run open to traffic, Council is con protect the safety and amenity of the area fo The Roads and Maritime Services have been program of traffic calming works including s and stop signs. Following a meeting with Ma Member the Hon Jillian Skinner MP has advis assistance in progressing the necessary Loca Scheme. Consultants have also been engage these works, based on feedback received fro objective of minimising any associated loss o negotiations, it is anticipated that works coul

Keeping our roads

Major road and footpath improvements are few months at the following locations. Loca works will be advised in advance by letterbo Raglan Street (south of Musgrave Street) a Road restoration due to recent electrical upg funded by Ausgrid. Whiting Beach Road Road renewal works – part of the annual Ro Spofforth Street (Military Road to Rangers Road renewal works – a $1 million project m Council and jointly funded by Mosman Coun and Roads and Maritime Services. For current information on works happening visit In November 2012 Council resolved to ask the Geographical Names Board (GNB) to run a public consultation process on the creation of the suburbs of Balmoral Beach, Clifton Gardens and Beauty Point. Council then resolved to add a further suburb of Mosman Bay in May this year. The remaining area will retain the suburb name of Mosman. The GNB has now advised that approval has been given to advertise the proposal to create new address localities named Balmoral Beach, Beauty Point, Clifton Gardens and Mosman Bay. These proposed localities are shown on the map below, which will be on display at the Civic Centre and Mosman Library from 17 October 2013, as well as at the GNB office in Bathurst.



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This proposal will be advertised in the Mosman Daily on 17 October 2013 and may also be viewed on the GNB website at from that date. Comments regarding the proposal can be submitted from this date until Monday 18 November 2013 to the Secretary of the GNB and these can be lodged via the GNB website. Submissions, which may be made available to the public on application to the GNB, will be collated at the end of the advertising period and sent to Council for comment before they are further considered by the Board.

MosmanNow is available throughout Mosman as a printed edition. It is also published electronically in PDF and Digital Edition. Links to additional content may be found online via the ‘w’ tiles.


©2013 Mosman Municipal Council This publication is written by Council staff and authorised for distribution by Veronica Lee – General Manager Spit Junction NSW 2088 9978 4000 fax 9978 4132

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sculpture & installation In Situ: Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation Mosman Junction to Spit Junction Saturday 5–Sunday 20 October

An exhibition featuring traditional sculptural works, contemporary installations and 3D works that respond to place. In Situ provides an opportunity to link the best sculptural practices of the past with contemporary artistic approaches to interpreting and enhancing public spaces.

The Festival of Mosman is organised by Mosman Council with considerable input, support and assistance from local community groups and volunteers. Key supporters include our Festival sponsors St.George Bank, Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises and our media partner Mosman Daily. Also would like to thank the members of the Mosman Camera Club for their commitment to photograph the numerous Festival events. Go to or @festivalofmosman for photos.


Sunday 20 October

In Situ: Gallery Guided Tours Meet: Mosman Art Gallery, Myahgah Road Thursday 17 October 2pm

Scottish Service

Join Mosman Art Gallery Guides as they take you to some of the highlights in the In Situ 2013 exhibition.

Mosman Presbyterian Church, 9 Belmont Rd 9–10am

World's Longest Yoga Chain Record Attempt Spit West Reserve 10–10.45am

Sporting and Playground Improvements Visiting parklands at Spit West has just become a lot more fun for kids. A fabulous new pirate-themed play structure is now open, incorporating soft fall, fencing and surrounding landscape works. The new equipment and other works built at a cost of $135,000 was chosen following community consultation, with its maritime-inspired elements being the clear winner with local children. As part of ongoing efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of local sportsfields, Council has also lodged a Development Application with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust to improve floodlighting at Middle Head Oval. The upgrade, anticipated to cost $250,000, will be partly funded by the Mosman Swans Junior Australian Rules Football Club through a $40,000 grant received by the Club from the Department of Sport and Recreation. Annual renovation works including re-turfing, drainage system maintenance, top dressing and wicket square leveling at local sporting fields were also completed in September in preparation for the summer sporting season.

Swim Centre Open Day 90 Vista Street 10am–5pm

Pet's Day Out Allan Border Oval, Myahgah Road 10.30am–3pm

Children's Fair Allan Border Oval, Myahgah Road Friday 18 October 10am–12pm Pack the sunscreen, hats, drink bottles, morning tea picnic and enjoy the entertainment for children aged 0-5 years. Pat zoo animals, dig for fossils, whiz around on the teacup ride, have the kids’ faces painted, be entertained by the magic bubble show or chill out to stories and experience a fun morning for your toddlers and preschoolers.

Pedal Powered Cinema Proudly Presents Finding Nemo Mosman Village Green, Myahgah Rd Saturday 19 October 7.30–9.10pm Adults and children are invited to jump on stationary bikes and pedal power an outdoor cinema screening of Finding Nemo. Workout, watch a movie, do something for the environment and spend time with your family or friends all in one go. Or, simply round up the mob, pack a picnic dinner, relax on the grass and enjoy an entertaining underwater adventure.

Calling all pet owners and animal lovers. Bring along your 4, 6 and 8 legged friends. Dig out the dress-up gear and master your tricks for the pet show. Try out the agility circuit. There’s also goodies for your pet.

Children's Activities Allan Border Oval, Myahgah Road 10.30am–3pm Kids can have their faces painted, get up close and personal with farm animals, ride the giant inflatable slide, or burn some energy on the jumping castle.

Concert in the Park Allan Border Oval, Myahgah Road 10.30am–3.30pm Bring a rug and relax or put on your dancing shoes and have a boogie to performances by Mosman students and local community groups.

Food Fair Allan Border Oval, Myahgah Road 10.30am–3.30pm

Sydney Youth Orchestra’s Symphonic Wind Orchestra Blessed Sacrament Church, 62–64 Bradleys Head Rd 2.30–4.30pm

Mosman Now - Spring 2013  

Mosman Now - Spring 2013

Mosman Now - Spring 2013  

Mosman Now - Spring 2013