15 January, 2020
Happy New Year.
The beginning of the year was bittersweet for many who couldn’t spend time with family or friends during the festive period. I have heard of many families now sharing a belated Christmas lunch together under the current restriction guidelines. I hope you have been able to connect with those you couldn’t during the recent lockdown.
Thank you for coming together during that time to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, getting tested and wearing a mask. Your sacrifice and efforts were truly noticed and appreciated.
There are still restrictions existing for Warringah, which is now part of the Greater Sydney region.
Restrictions for the Greater Sydney region includes:
- The number of visitors allowed in a place of residence is be limited to 5 people. The total number of visitors includes adults and children
- No more than 30 people can gather outside in a public place which includes public parks, reserves, beaches, public gardens and spaces.
- Wearing of mask when in indoor areas, please CLICK HERE to read the general rules about face masks.
- From Tuesday 12 January 2021, you must wear a face mask when indoors at a NSW airport, including the passenger waiting area and during a domestic commercial flight when it is landing or taking off from a NSW airport or flying in NSW airspace.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO GET TESTED
Additional testing locations continue to be opened, so even if you have the mildest symptoms please go and get tested. Locations can be found by clicking HERE.
SUPPORT FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
The pandemic has continued to hurt our local businesses, particularly during one of the busiest times of the year. We have had many emails coming to our office from businesses asking for support during such a challenging year and summer.
I wrote to the Federal Treasurer twice that you can read HERE asking for immediate financial assistance and was disappointed that there would be no new financial support for Northern Beaches businesses. I now plan to raise this in Parliament when it is next sitting and will continue to push for economic support for the businesses impacted. You can read the Treasurer’s response HERE.
There are, however, ways that our community can help local businesses and the people they employ. We can:
- buy gift vouchers
- have goods delivered to our home
- order online
- dine out, by following the current COVID-19 restrictions
As a reminder, you may be eligible for a Pandemic Leave Disaster lump sum payment of $1500 if you were required to isolate for 14 days as directed by NSW Health, or are required to care for someone who has COVID-19 and as a result are unable to earn an income.
For further information, please CLICK HERE.
NDIS COMMUNITY FORUM – Thursday 11 February 2021 10am – 11am
My team and I are running a Community Forum on the NDIS. I will be joined by a representative from NDIA who will speak on the proposed improvements to NDIS. As an attendee you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions during the Q & A.
We will be recording the session, so if you are unable to attend on the day, please still register as we will be sharing the recording after the event as well as additional relevant resources. Click HERE to register.
MOSMAN PARKS AND BUSHLAND
Thank you to Mosman Parks and Bushland group for having me over to see the work they are doing to regenerate our precious bushland.
Through my independent grants committee, the group was successful in receiving a federal Communities Environment Program grant that enabled them to to work on the bush corridor, using the funds for terracing.
For more information on how you can apply for federal grants please go to my website www.zalisteggall.com.au/grants
BEACHES LINK TUNNEL UPDATE
State Transport has released their Community Guide and complete Environmental Impact Statement on the Beaches Link tunnel that is available online and we have hard copies at our office.
Residents from Warringah can also register for a virtual information session at this website: https://v2.communityanalytics.com.au/rms/bl/documents
The three info sessions for Warringah are:
Seaforth/Killarney Heights/Frenchs Forest
6pm–7.30pm, Tuesday 19 January
4pm–5.30pm, Wednesday 20 January
6pm–7.30pm, Wednesday 20 January
If you would like to pick up a copy of the Community Guide our office is open 9-5pm, Monday to Friday, at Level 2/ 17-19 Sydney Road, Manly
- The Mosman Council’s Draft Climate Strategy and Action Plan is now out for public consultation. Find out more HERE