On Australia Day each year, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in our community. I was honoured to be part of the award presentation this year and I look forward to next year’s presentation as an opportunity to celebrate what we can achieve as a community working together.
Nominations are now open for the four categories in the 2018 PMHC Australia Day awards.
- Young Citizen (18 – 30 years)
- Citizen (31-65 years)
- Senior Citizen (65+ years)
- Community Group
Have a look around you. Perhaps there is a neighbour, someone at work, or in a community group, or someone who stands out as a local hero, or just a quiet achiever. A community group might have achieved great things for many years, or just got together recently but have made a difference. Please consider making a nomination online at pmhc.nsw.gov.au/AustraliaDayAwards until close of business November 30.
Next time you are at Rainbow Beach Bonny Hills, you will notice the old amenities block has been demolished. With the completion of the new amenities block at Bonny Hills, a fantastic section of this reserve is now open and enhances the view of Rainbow Beach and the ocean.
Lake Cathie has been the focus of a lot of attention from council in recent months. A new surface has been placed on Ocean Drive between Maila Street and Fiona Crescent.
A detailed design of this roadway will be undertaken over the coming months to provide a longer term solution to the traffic flows in this section.
Never doubt the strength of mother nature. A significant amount of erosion has occurred on the northern bank of Cathie Creek, just east of the Ocean Drive bridge.
Council is monitoring this and will work with Crown Lands to see what can and should be done.