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Naremburn Mat ers June 2014  Vol.10, No.1
Circulation 3,000 Naremburn library grand reopening Thank-you to al who were able to join us at the of icial reopening celebration of the Naremburn Library and Community Centre on Saturday 3 May 2014. It was a fantastic day despite the cold and the poor weather at the beginning. There were activities for children, including face painting, story time and craft, as wel as displays by the WCC Library's Local Studies staf , Sustainability, Bushcare and the Naremburn Progress Association. Entertainment was supplied by a talented guitarist and a barbershop quartet with Naremburn connections (MetaFour). Refreshments included cof ee and tea generously supplied by Forsyth's. Our distinguished guests included our local member, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, the newly elected Mayor, Gail Giles- Gidney, and Council ors Stuart Coppock, Michel e Sloane, Nic Wright and Wendy Norton. The red ribbon was cut and the new-look Naremburn Library and Community Centre was of icial y re-opened. The at ractive and intel igent refurbishment of the Naremburn Library and Community Centre has been much admired by the public with lots of positive feedback. There are two spaces available for hire including a meeting room with its own kitchenet e and toilet facilities. The large community area includes a state-of-the-art projector for screenings, and the space is suitable for a variety of uses including workshops, specialist groups and exercise classes. These spaces can be hired through the Wil oughby Park Centre (Ph: 9967 2917 or email wil [email protected] oughby.nsw.gov.au). The refurbished library has a beautiful and functional dedicated area in which to operate, but it remains a flexible multi-purpose space suitable for many other community uses when the library is closed. More library users of al ages are enjoying the new col ection encompassing your favourite fiction and non- fiction authors, children's picture books (now shelved in popular genres) as wel as a new and expanded DVD col ection. For your convenience there is now an out of hours book return chute just outside the centre's main entrance. Please make al returns via the chute before entering the library space. If you haven't had a chance to see the renovated premises please take time to cal in at 7 Central Street Naremburn. Or cal us on 9439 5584.
Even when we are closed, you can use the library 24/7! Check out the growing number of e-titles, downloadable magazines with Zinio, and comprehensive homework and research resources via the library databases. Visit ht p:/ www.wil oughby.nsw.gov.au/library/ecol ections/Have you registered your email address in you or your children's library account yet? Just log into your account at ‘My Login' at ht ps:/ www.aurorashore.com.au/opac/wil oughby/. Why do this? The library wil send you courtesy emails to remind you that you have items due back the day before they are due and if you place reservations you wil get an email notification. Saves time and paper. The Naremburn library is open during the fol owing times: Mondays – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm Photographic artwork by: Thursdays – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm Naremburn Branch Librarian Saturdays – 9:30 am to 12:00 noon Wil oughby City Council June 2014 Naremburn Matters
President – out and about Welcome to our winter edition of Naremburn Mat ers! I hope that you have had an opportunity to enjoy the glorious weather and visit some of the many parks and reserves that surround our suburb, whether it is on foot or cycling along the many bike tracks that run through Naremburn. We are truly lucky to live in such a wonderful area, but in such close proximity to the city. In saying this though, our close proximity to the CBD does come at a price. We are often confronted with parking issues. Wil oughby City Council is currently reviewing the parking strategy in this LGA. Council has asked for comments from the local community and they welcome your feedback. Please take the opportunity to make your comments no Naremburn Progress Association mat er how minor they may be.
Incorporated 2004 So much has happened since our last edition. We congratulate Council or Gail Giles- ABN 93 907 169 376 Gidney on her election as Mayor of Wil oughby City Council, and Council or Stuart Coppock as Deputy Mayor. We look forward to working with Mayor Giles-Gidney.
Early in May, our refurbished Library and Community Centre was opened with great fanfare by Mayor Giles-Gidney. Many distinguished guests and residents were also in at endance including our local State member, the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian.
There were displays from the Naremburn Progress Association, Bushcare, face-painting Frances O'Brien: 0416 161 536 for the children and cof ee by Forsyth's. Library staf were on hand to show us the upgraded facilities that are available to the local community including the Wi-fi, eCol ections and meeting rooms. Demonstrations were given by staf on how to access Viviane Leveaux: 0431 777 547 the eCol ection for books and magazines. Please take the opportunity to visit and use the improved facilities. Library hours are Monday and Thursday 2:30–5:00 pm and Roger Promnitz: 0419 227 986 Saturday 9:30–12:00 pm.
Our local shops appear to be doing reasonably wel , particularly on the weekends, but Carmen Loecherer: 0409 766 470 they do need our support. We are very fortunate to have such a variety of shops and it is through our patronage that our strip of shops wil continue to prosper as they are the heart and soul of our suburb.
To date there has been nothing further to report on the Channel 9 redevelopment, but we wil keep you informed as information comes to hand.
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Naremburn Matters June 2014
Are you short on space?Would you like a ful er looking garden? A layered garden but you don't have much space? Wel you can have it … yes, a layered garden is possible in a smal space! You don't need to reach for the phone and be one of the first ten cal ers — this is not an infomercial so I'm sorry there wil be no free steak knives!If you have a smal front or backyard or even a narrow spot between the fence and the house, create something amazing to look at. Why not plant a ‘2 or 3 in 1 hedge'? It's easier than you may think: plant them al on top of each other! ‘What are you talking about?' I hear you ask (actual y you'l need to speak up a lit le as I can't hear you from where I am) and ‘How do I do that?' I can now hear you in the distance.
Imagine a Camel ia hedge 2 metres tal in the back, a Gardenia hedge planted in front to 90 cm and then a Liriope (tal Mondo) border planted in a garden bed. Normal y that bed would need to be at least 1.5 metres in width. Now that you have the picture in your head imagine sliding them in and under each other like a trundle bed — ‘Oh!' I hear you say now — and you'l find that the garden bed only needs to be 30 to 50 cm wide. Wil that fit at your place?Now since you have the image of the plants in your head I'l use them as an example: buy your Camel ias with a height of at least 1.2 metres and try to pick ones with a nice A Camel ia sasanqua hedge, underplanted straight stem. Now strip al the leaves and branches to the 1 metre mark (as if you were with Gardenia and a Liriope border. forming a topiary i.e. bal on a stick), then plant them 1 metre apart. Next plant your Gardenias right underneath the Camel ias, two to three between each one in the same line. Final y, plant the Liriope right in front of the Gardenias almost right under them. If you don't believe me this is possible, check out the pictures or if you see me at my place ask me to show you an example in the flesh.
Take care of the plants as normal: water, fertilise and keep pruned as you would most other hedges with the Camel ias pleached (hedge on a stick) above the trimmed Gardenias and let the Liriope flop around or trim as desired.
You can achieve this with most plants, so what are you waiting for? Get to the nursery with Gardenia and get planting — you are never too short on space to make a beautiful hedge.
beside the brick and 41 Central Street gravel path More buyers than available properties is good for prices and Naremburn is seeing an average 63 people looking per property, compared to the NSW average of 24 – according to realestate.com.au.
Buyer demand is likely to stay high and we have been averaging about 14 days on market with our listings. So when stock does hit the market, it doesn't take long for it to be snapped up.
The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold at a record low 2.5 per cent and many experts are saying this wil remain steady until at least the end of the year. The RBA board has indicated that overal growth in coming quarters is likely to be below trend as growth in exports is expected to slow and mining investment continues to decline.
It's often helpful to pause for a moment and think about what Peter Chauncy and his team at McGrath Crows Nest
makes this part of the lower north shore such a special place to live and why there is so much demand for home-seekers wanting Home sel ers in Naremburn are seeing firsthand the strength of the to buy into the area. A sense of community is the key to a suburb's local property market and its popularity among buyers looking to lifestyle value and giving residents pride in the place they live. We enjoy the lifestyle and city convenience. We've just come out of notice this every day in Naremburn and like to contribute where a mammoth autumn season which saw our team post some we can. The local preschool had their annual Easter celebrations outstanding results. A new suburb record was reached when we in April and the hamper we donated raised $650 to go towards the recently sold a house in Talus Street, Naremburn for $2,305,000. We school's funding. The Bongalong Street community garden which also set a new price record for a semi-detached residence with a we sponsor enjoyed an Easter egg hunt for local families. These are property in Grafton Avenue, Naremburn achieving $1,600,000 just smal things, but sometimes they can real y help to bring the before auction.
Looking ahead into the winter months, the market should remain For the best Real Estate advice, please feel free
buoyant and reasonably strong but we may start to see some cooling off as we head away from the traditional y busy autumn to contact Peter Chauncy on 0402 036 489.
period. This is good news for vendors as stock levels stay relatively McGrath Crows Nest
low, buyers have a limited number of properties to choose from and, as the demand curve goes upward relative to supply, so do prices.
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HEALTH MATTERS –
Thank you Bob Taf el Herpes zoster (Shingles) Bob Taf el is President of Herpes zoster or ‘shingles' is a Wil oughby South Progress common and usual y self-limiting Association and a resident of painful rash resulting from Artarmon. He was instrumental in reactivation of the same virus the fight against the Channel 9 that causes chickenpox earlier development. It is thanks to him in life. The chickenpox virus lies and his unflagging ef orts to unite dormant in the root of a nerve in the community in the fight against the brain or spinal cord. It is an oversize development that the stirred into activity by stress or approved size is in keeping with by the loss of natural immunity community wishes. as we get older. Between 20% First, a bit of history. In late 2010, Channel 9 submit ed a proposal to the NSW Department of Planning for redevelopment of their site on Artarmon Road. The initial to 30% of people wil have an proposal consisted of 663 apartments and up to 20 storeys. This sparked, in Bob, an episode of shingles in their interest and concern in relation to the potential implications for the community lifetime, most likely after the surrounding the site. Not much happened until sometime in 2011 when there were age of 50 years. again ruminations about Channel 9's proposed redevelopment of their site. Bob began discussions with Steven Head the then Director of Infrastructure at Wil oughby City Shingles can occur on any part of the Council (WCC), meanwhile building up a network of concerned residents through an body but common sites are the face, email contact list. He at ended other Progress Associations' meetings, including our chest and abdomen. It is characterised own, and got them involved in the campaign against Channel 9. by pain and a blistering rash which is usual y unilateral (on one side of the Over the months that fol owed Bob kept his finger on the pulse, at ending meetings with both Channel 9 and WCC ensuring that the community were kept informed and involved in the various consultation processes. He instigated a community-run petition, The virus is present in the skin lesions of both on paper and electronical y, against the proposed development in the form the shingles rash until the lesions crust presented, and consulted with WCC in put ing together an alternate Concept Plan. over. It is contagious but only mildly.
Children can get chickenpox after contact At a community forum in the Naremburn Community Centre, WCC's alternate plan with someone who has shingles but was presented to the community and endorsed by the community; the petition was shingles cannot be passed from one presented to Gladys Berejiklian to pass on to the Minister for Planning. Bob's passion person to another. Recurrence of and enthusiasm were contagious. The Wil oughby Area Action Group (WAAG) was set shingles is possible but uncommon.
up that night and worked closely with Bob from then on, with a community street ral y and later, successful presentations by members of the community to the Planning The most common complication of Assessment Commission (PAC). We now have a plan for a maximum of 350 shingles is post-herpetic neuralgia, which apartments and a maximum height of 8 storeys. This is a size and density that the is a chronic neuropathic pain syndrome community feels is suitable for the site rather than the original plan which was much that persists after the rash has disappeared. It is more common in older people and can persist for months or While many worked hard and were involved in the fight against Channel 9 it was Bob years. Post-herpetic neuralgia occurs in Taf el who initial y identified the issue, instigated the community action and lobbied on about 10% of al patients with herpes our behalf at various ministerial levels throughout the whole process. Thank-you Bob. zoster and up to 75% of those over 70 years of age.
There is no cure for shingles but there is ef ective antiviral treatment (Valtrex or Famvir). It needs to be commenced within 72 hours of the onset of the rash.
Treatment decreases the severity and duration of the rash and also the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia.
A herpes zoster vaccine is now available in Australia on private prescription (the cost is approximately $200.00). The vaccine is registered for use in people aged over 50 years as a single dose. It cuts the risk of developing shingles by half. The zoster vaccine has been when you book a table! recommended for use in adults aged 60–79 years on the National Immunisation Program but a government RESTAURANT TAKE AWAY HOME DELIVERY
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HOW Hair uses Alfaparf Milano, As we al know by now, the result of the election was that Cr. Gail Giles-Gidney was an exclusive Italian brand for elected Mayor. But many of us didn't know that this win was achieved with just 20% of colour and styling. votes of those enrol ed and 29% of votes overal . It was a close contest. The first preference votes were: Cr Stuart Coppock 6,259 (20.83%) Monday–Wednesday 9 am-6 pm, Cr Tony Mustaca 6,163 (20.52%) Thursday 9 am-9 pm, and Cr Gail Giles-Gidney 6,144 (20.45%) Friday–Saturday 9 am-6 pm, John C. Owen (former General Manager) 5,036 (16.76%) with extended hours However, the vote counting system was by optional preferential. That is, voters can by appointment only. decide for themselves if they wish to give a second or subsequent vote to other Ross Dickson is the director of the salon candidates (as wel as their first choice).
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Community garden – Winter 2014 Attention al kids!
The garden is fairly quiet at the moment with the last of Our new resident baby blue
the summer produce fading. There are stil shal ots and tongue lizard needs a name.
lots of basil and oregano though.
Please ask your parents to send your suggestions to our facebook page The lemongrass has grown enormously, so at ention al cooks, it needs to be regularly harvested and used.
The garden also seems to have become the home of a new arrival, a baby blue-tongue lizard has recently moved in and comes and goes in the garden.
Include your first name and street name and we wil publish the winning entry in the We thought we might run a competition to name our new friend, so parents please September issue of Naremburn Mat ers send your children's suggestions to our facebook page by 30 June and we wil choose a name for him/her from the suggestions (to identify your child please use their first name and street): www.facebook.com/BongalongStCommunityGarden?ref=stream. The beds have been mulched for winter and we have seeds planted for seedlings, but No excuse not to get fit
these wil not be transplanted into the garden for a few weeks.
With the recent upgrading of the fitness Thank you to al the people who have been feeding our voracious worms with garden equipment and creation of a walking track scraps. We and they are very thankful as the worm wee they produce is used on al the around the ovals at Naremburn Park, gardens to grow strong, lush veges and herbs.
we've got a great place to exercise local y. When you mow your lawn, rather than put the clippings into the green waste bin, our Whether you are a dog owner, keen compost bins would be more than happy to turn it into lovely compost, so feel free to walker, exercise nut or parent with a come and dump them in.
pram, Naremburn Park can be your home base for al your exercise needs. You wil Our poor lit le bees suf ered an assault on their hive in the wee hours of Sunday 4 May enjoy the benefit of exercising in the fresh when some undesirable smashed their hive to pieces. air and, best of al , you don't need to pay We have patched them up as best we can and hope they wil set le back down again.
There is usual y someone working in the garden around 10:00 am on Sunday mornings, The outdoor fitness equipment centre so please drop in and say hel o and have a look around. We look forward to seeing you.
has everything you need to exercise your We are grateful for the support of McGrath Crows Nest to help us fund our community whole body, from your upper body, legs, arms and core. With a range of Sue Howes
equipment and clear instructional guidelines, it's a great way to add some variety into your fitness regime. Most of the equipment is designed for adult use, Naremburn playgroup returns
but some stations can be used by upper- The Naremburn Community Playgroup has been running for at least primary aged children and older. 27 years, connecting and supporting local families with play and social For those who prefer more cardio-based contact in a warm, friendly, fun and informal atmosphere.
exercise, the recently completed track around both upper and lower ovals is After a six-month hiatus, we are now back in ful swing in the newly renovated perfect for everyone: kids on scooters, Naremburn library, including baby change facilities in the new accessible toilet, new dog walkers, parents with prams, walkers furniture, a beautiful, green al -weather play area outside and of course our range of or joggers. It provides a mud-free, safe fun toys, activities and craft materials to be enjoyed.
route around the ovals. The only question Children love the smal group, playing with other kids of a range of age groups and the is: how many laps? relaxed atmosphere. The shared fruit plat ers always go down a treat for the lit lies at Zoë Harpham
morning-tea time and everyone loves get ing out their creative flair with the weekly craft activity.
While we love our smal and friendly playgroup we are also in need of more members and especial y more volunteers to take on organisational roles to ensure the continued provision of such a vital part of our community.
Playgroup competes for families' time with such a range of activities available for children these days, but where else can you get involved in your community in such a hands-on way? Where else can you get down and play with your children among other children, not just the same age, not only from the same background? Where else can you chat and share with other parents, grandparents and carers about babies, parenting and life? Playgroup is cheap, light-hearted, safe, fun and connects you with others in a way that is real y valuable and meaningful.
I've made lots of great friends through playgroup and it has given me the opportunity to become a real y connected member of our community. I hope that many more of you wil consider joining your local playgroup here in Naremburn.
We meet each Wednesday during school terms from 10:00 am–12 noon at the Naremburn library, 7–9 Central St. The session fee is $5 per family and you must join Playgroup NSW but please come for a free trial visit. Cal Christie on 0448 709 834 or Toddlers and babies enjoying the library playground at playgroup. Christie Tran Naremburn playgroup Naremburn Matters June 2014
A lifetime of change in our suburb New health treatments
Eric* has lived in Naremburn for his entire life, first on Darval Street available in Naremburn
and for the past 60 years on Waters Road. Through that time he has As a proud Naremburn local for seen many changes and seen many people come and go. He's a local the past 26 years, I am thril ed to institution on Waters Road and is always up for a friendly chat. We be opening up a service in the caught up for a cup of tea and a talk about some of the changes he Naremburn Podiatry building, has seen in Naremburn in his time.
initial y only on Thursdays but over As a child, Eric would walk out his back time I hope to grow the service.
gate and up the road to Naremburn Public I have been in business as a reflexologist School, which at that time served as the and health practicioner since 2000. I local primary school and also the boys' trained at Nature Care Col ege in St.
high school. Many a parent today regrets Leonards, and my main practice is based the fact that their own child today can't walk up the road to school, but only a I also of er complimentary membership smal part of the school was retained when to the largest Global Shopping Network the site was sold to developers in 1990. where members get cashback on their Long before the freeway divided visits to me as wel as cashback on daily Naremburn, it was a busy shopping shopping from a huge variety of destination with 2 milk bars, a vet, 3 butchers, a doctor's surgery, 3 delis, The service my clients are loving at the 2 greengrocers, a chemist, haberdashery moment is Japanese Cosmolifting. What shop and a post of ice/Commonwealth is Japanese Cosmolifting? Essential y it Bank, plus other shops too. There was Waters Road in the 60s is a natural facelift. As we age, our facial even a wedding reception venue where muscles soften and lose elasticity.
BP is located today. Without the support of strong facial In contrast, Crows Nest muscles, our wrinkles and fine lines was quite smal , a place become more apparent. Japanese where the tram lines Cosmolifting is like a workout for the intersected but not so face and, combined with deep tissue much the busy hub it massage, it strengthens its structure, restoring tone and ful ness. It relieves the tension that can lead to deep furrows and As children, Eric and his lines. The technique also dramatical y friends raced bil y carts increases blood flow and lymphatic and sometimes slid on drainage and boosts the production of cardboard sheets down the skin's building blocks — col agen and the hil under what is elastin. The results are clearer skin and now the freeway. There a firmer, younger looking face. were games of cricket ‘The massage is lovely. [After my treatment] I and tennis in the street, look very, very relaxed and smooth skinned. which stopped each time Waters Road today My eyes are bright and any pouchiness (the a car or bus drove dreaded double chin) is gone. This is a through. The waterfal at Flat Rock Creek stil existed and the boys would race their wonderful treatment and I cannot recommend homemade ‘boats', avoiding the area after heavy rain as flash flooding was a danger.
it more highly.' Anna W.
Eric even kept racing pigeons and the North Sydney Pigeon Racing Club was located in the lane now known as Ross Lane. Corner milk bars sold assorted items and the kids bought lol ies like sherbet that they sucked through a licorice straw. Throughout the suburb there were very few trees. Even Naremburn Oval was bare.
Over the years there has been a concerted ef ort by the council to plant trees, which accounts for the much greener suburb we live in today. Public transport was readily available. A bus went right down Waters Road and the trams started in Chatswood and went through Naremburn to the city or Balmoral. The tram driver had to get out to change tram lines at the Shirley Road, Pacfic Highway and Falcon Street intersection. Naremburn was a hidden suburb until the freeway went through; no one real y had Conscious Choices
heard of it and often thought it was Narrabeen instead. This was how the locals liked it.
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Everything changed with the building of the freeway, which of course also changed the Japanese Cosmolifting busy nature of the shops too. As locals today we are appreciative of our local cafés and Facial & Foot Reflexology shops, but it is a far cry from the diversity that existed in Eric's childhood. Reconnective Healing Eric has loved living in Naremburn for his entire life. As he said to me, ‘Why would you go anywhere else? It is so handy to everywhere and there are such friendly people Wholefood nutrition throughout the suburb.' NOW available at Naremburn Podiatry (initial y on Thursdays) * Eric wants us to use only his first name in this article. Alison Herbert with Eric
For bookings phone JILL 0414 327 940
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Meet our new Mayor It is a pleasure to write to you as the Mayor of the City of Wil oughby. I am incredibly excited to be elected in this position, and very passionate about delivering positive outcomes for our City. I was very pleased and grateful for the support I received from residents of Naremburn Ward and I look forward to continuing to serve local residents.
There are two spaces available
One of my first roles as Mayor was to of icial y open the newly refurbished Naremburn for hire in the community centre.
Library and Community Centre. The huge community turn-out demonstrated the There is a meeting room with its
importance of this local facility. Our branch libraries are such unique and valuable own kitchenette and toilet
resources that reflect the diversity and character of the local community. Naremburn facilities and a larger area with
library wil now of er educational and learning opportunities and a unique program of its own projector.
events tailored to local residents. These spaces can be hired
During the election campaign, many people raised concerns about local issues af ecting Artarmon, Naremburn and the surrounding neighbourhoods.
through the Wil oughby Park
Centre (Ph. 9967 2917 or email
wil [email protected] oughby.nsw.gov.au)
Traffic and parking
The issue of increasing traf ic congestion and parking demands throughout our suburbs is also an area of concern many people raised with me and one I wil continue to focus on during the coming months. Traf ic and parking issues are not easily resolved; however, it is certainly an issue I am commit ed to improving for our residents.
2nd Thursday (except Jan & Jul) Community consultation wil be a vital part of this process and I look forward to hearing 0416 161 536 (Frances O'Brien) Lift at Artarmon Station
The need for a lift at the Artarmon Train Station has been a concern for the local community for many years with residents petitioning the State Government over this vital Wednesday – for children 5 and under upgrade. The recent announcement of a lift for the station is a big win for the local 10:00 am to 12:00 noon community, ward council ors and everybody who worked to have this issue resolved. 0448 709 834 (Christie Tran) Bel s at St Leonards
I also received feedback regarding the bel s at St Leonards Church with strong Northern Suburbs Philatelic
community support for extended ringing times and a slight increase to the ringing level.
This has now been passed by Council, and I thank those community members who took 3rd Thursday, 7:45 pm the time to email me with their views on the issue.
Visitors always welcome 9419 7354 (Paul Storm) Members of the community have also expressed their concerns over the current standard of the local streetscape, particularly the Artarmon shopping precinct. This is a long-term Breast Feeding Association
issue we need to find the right approach for, one that is endorsed by both local businesses and residents. The area's viability needs to be supported by a number of 10:00 am to 12 noon mechanisms including a strong local voice, at ractive shop fronts and a solid retail mix.
The development of a viable shopping strip model is vital in the longevity of these precincts across Wil oughby City. Wil oughby Community
Ongoing streetscape improvements and maintenance works are also important throughout residential areas. Residents have shared with me the importance of accessible footpaths around our streets. The ongoing program of the instal ation of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm new footpaths and maintenance of our existing footpaths is something I am commit ed (School Term only) to continuing.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted me to date to let me know of important local issues. Please continue to contact me if you have any issue you wish to discuss on 9777 1001 or [email protected] oughby.nsw.gov.au Mondays – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney
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