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Happy holidays and seasons greetings to all of our readers. And thanks for your support throughout 2016.

Also, a reminder that this December newsletter will be our last monthly edition for a little while.

Quarterly newsletters will be replacing monthly issues in 2017. The first quarterly newsletter, being the autumn issue, will be emailed to subscribers in March 2017, followed by the winter issue in June, the spring issue in September and the summer issue in December. Keep a look-out for the odd intermittent email from the Web Team - it'll be an important reminder.

Each quarter we'll bring you up-to-date news on local issues, and we'll continue to encourage our readers to submit their news and views to share at any time in the cycle. Website sponsorship rates have been adjusted to reflect the changes.

In this issue we've a few different pieces - the dilemma re repair and ongoing maintenance of our heritage Memorial Clocktower, a plea from Chifley Public School for financial support, a reminder about the annual Pere Receveur Mass at La Perouse, and Kamay parkrun, a new special interest group.

The Pollies are back for our Christmas issue, Peter and Steve from Silver sponsor NG Farah have provided a fascinating quarterly review on Little Bay and, of course, there's yet another treat from Sofia's kitchen.

Our website sponsors, as always, deserve an extra special mention as do our volunteer contributors. Many thanks to you all, we couldn't do it without you.

Please do your bit to support the web team by telling your friends and colleagues about our website. Go to the Forward to a friend button and forward this email to all friends and acquaintances you think may be interested...even if they're not Prince Henry dwellers.
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Website news
19 December 2016

In this issue:

Michael Daley | Christmas comes early for our community! the festive season well and truly upon us, I thought you’d like to receive a sneak peak of my Christmas present for our area: $200,000 in funding for grassroots community projects!

This funding will help local organisations improve their buildings, facilities, and services as well as support local jobs.

In recent years, I am proud to have secured over $2 million in funding for our area as part of the NSW Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.
  • Holy Trinity Church, Kingsford
    Access, safety and environmental upgrade for hall
  • Daceyville PCYC
    Re-sand, Resurface and Renovate Multipurpose Community Dance Room
  • Daceyville Public School P&C
    Replacement of unsafe playground equipment for school and community
  • St Johns Anglican Church, Maroubra
    Toilet upgrade, including addition of disabled toilet
  • South Maroubra Surf Lifesaving Club
    Upgrading window and door shutters
  • St Marks Anglican Church, Malabar
    Renovation of toilet, pathways and ramps to provide improved accessibility.
  • Kooloora and Soldiers Settlement Community Centre, Matraville
    Upgrade and enhance open space at Soldiers Settlement Community Room
  • Matraville Sports High School P&C
    School Signage Upgrade
  • Little Bay Scout Hall
    Kitchen upgrades and repairs
  • Life Education NSW
    Mobile Learning Centre touch screens supporting children with learning challenges
  • Windgap Foundation, Little Bay
    Electronic Ceiling Hoists for manoeuvring, showering & toileting immobilised clients
Helping fantastic local groups that support our community is a large part of why I love being active as your local MP.
Merry Christmas

Michael Daley MP
State Member for Maroubra

Matt Thistlethwaite | Seasons greetings and thanks Christmas and New Year around the corner I wish to thank you for your work in our community.
It’s been a busy year with the longest election campaign of our time.  I wish to thank our community for giving me the wonderful honour of continuing to represent our area in the Commonwealth Parliament. I love my job and I look forward to working with you to make our community even better.
We have worked together to ensure that there is public exercise equipment in La Perouse, a roundabout on the corner of Walsh Avenue and Paine Street, and that local sporting clubs have life-saving defibrillators year round.
This year I was again delighted to host the Chinese New Year Festival, Welcoming the Babies event and celebrating the work of the volunteers in our area. I would like to congratulate Coogee mum Sophie Smith who was awarded the Vi Robbins Volunteer of the Year award for 2016.
Once again I hosted a Seniors Morning Tea at Souths Juniors that was a great day.  Look out for this event again in April 2017.
While we have seen many positives over the last year, there have also been losses. The NSW Liberal Government decimated the trees along Anzac Parade, despite wide community protest. Thank you to all who took part in letting the Government know that this is not acceptable.
Our area was again struck by the East Coast Low, this year hitting Coogee Surf Club hard. Again, our community came together to make sure the club got back on its feet in time for the summer season.
A big thank to all those who volunteer in our community.
From my family, staff and myself; have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year break and a fantastic new year.
Matt Thistlethwaite
Federal Member for Kingsford Smith

Legendary Aussie Day Barbie | everyone welcome up with your friends, meet new people, and become part of your local community! Dress for summer comfort. And, please keep your fingers crossed for good weather. However, do check the What's on web section from time to time just in case it's necessary to introduce Plan B!

WHAT: The legendary Prince Henry Australia Day community barbecue
WHEN: Thursday 26 January 2017, from 12 noon
WHERE:  Bob-a-Day Park, Little Bay (near Harvey Street)
WHAT TO BRING: Everything...well almost!
  • You, your family, your friends, and neighbours
  • Food to barbecue and/or food you like to eat and perhaps share (sharing optional)
  • Some good stuff to drink
  • Chairs and/or picnic blanket
  • Umbrella (just in case)
COST: FREE! Everyone welcome.
RSVP: Not necessary – just rock up and enjoy, even if only for an hour or so. 
PLAN B: Check in on the What's on web section from time to time just in case the weather's unkind to us and plans have to be changed. 

Go to the What's on web section for more details and information on other upcoming events.
Community Association

Annual General Meeting |
13 December
At the Prince Henry Community Association AGM on 13 December, three new members were appointed to the EC and three existing members were reappointed. The combination of existing experience and incoming enthusiasm to get things done is a very exciting prospect.

AGM Minutes and Minutes of the subsequent Executive Committee meeting will be posted in the Community Association web section as soon as they're finalised.

A list of members comprising the current Executive Committee can be found on the Executive Committee web page.

RAAF Memorial Clock Tower
Getting the Memorial Clock in working order and finding an effective and permanent solution to its ongoing maintenance has been an issue pursued by the Prince Henry Community Association Executive Committee for some considerable time.

And, just recently, social media has been awash with well meaning residents wanting to get It up and running again, many unaware of the CA EC's significant efforts to date.

The Clock Tower is Crown Lands responsibility. However, it advised the EC some time ago that it did not have the funds to repair the clock and take care of ongoing maintenance requirements. The EC then approached Randwick Council, which kindly undertook extensive investigations as to what would be required to repair the clock and take care of the ongoing maintenance. Following those investigations, Council advised it would not be prepared to fund those requirements. 

It was agreed at the EC meeting held immediately after the AGM on 13 December, that the Department of Veterans Affairs should be approached to discuss the potential for it to take on responsibility for the Clock's repair and ongoing maintenance. The Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses have agreed to be part of a joint submission, which will hopefully have more impact than the CA going it alone.

Read about the history of the RAAF Memorial Clock Tower, as well as updates on the EC's efforts and progress in the About web section. You can also share your ideas on how to save the RAAF Memorial Clock Tower by completing the Feedback form at the foot of that page.

By-law breaches continue to exasperate | please do your bit to help
The CA EC tries to ensure Prince Henry residents are aware of and adhere to the special by-laws here at Prince Henry. As you can imagine it's a pretty thankless task. Many residents appear to be blissfully unaware that Prince Henry has additional rules and regulations that may not apply to the rest of the Randwick municipality, and often resent being reminded that they're in breach of a particular by-law. 

The by-laws were created to preserve the Prince Henry Masterplan. Many home owners, particularly those that bought in the early stages of the development actually purchased because of those by-laws.

It would be wonderful if every resident were to familiarise themselves with the Prince Henry Community Association Management Statement, which outlines each of the by-laws, and make an effort to adhere to those by-laws. 

Continual breaches of particular concern are:
  • Using balconies / verandahs for drying laundry
  • Storing items other than normal outdoor furniture (such as fridges, old furniture, children's play equipment, including trampolines, basketball apparatus, etc) on balconies, verandahs and front or property landscaped areas
  • Parking commercial vehicles, caravans, trailers, boats, campers or like vehicles anywhere in the streets of Prince Henry, including Harvey Street, which is part of Prince Henry. Boats and campervans (or like vehicles) are often parked for weeks, sometimes months at Prince Henry. Not only are they pretty unsightly, they remove many parking spaces from general use.
  • Overgrown grass verges (nature strips) adjacent to properties. The lot owner or resident is responsible for mowing grass verges - Council states on its website that it will not mow grass verges.
  • Overgrown and untidy undeveloped lots and adjacent grass verges. The lot owner is responsible for keeping these areas clear of rubbish and for mowing adjacent grass verges.
  • Local restaurants affixing tacky flyers to lampposts.
If you notice any by-law breaches, please report the breach to your managing agent (for strata schemes and neighbourhood associations). Or,  if you're an individual lot owner (not part of a strata scheme or neighbourhood association), please contact Dynamic Property Services, the CA's managing agent,
What is a Community Association? | Where to find the by-laws
At Prince Henry, all owners are part of a community scheme known as Community Association DP270427 (CA) constituted under s.25 of the Community Land Development Act 1989. The NSW government established our CA recognising the site’s cultural and heritage significance. Find out more in the Frequently asked questions web section.
All Prince Henry by-laws are defined in the Prince Henry Community Management Statement which, along with other important documents, can be downloaded from the Community Association web section. Please take some time to find out what you can do to help preserve our wonderful area.
Next Executive Committee Meeting | 14 Feb 2017
Executive Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every alternate month. The next meeting is at:

WHEN: 6pm, Tuesday 14 Feb 2017
WHERE: The Hibiscus Room, The Coast Centre, Curie Avenue,  Little Bay
Find out more about who may attend EC meetings, download meeting minutes and more on the Executive Committee web pageFor a full list of meeting dates, meeting agendas, minutes from previous meetings, and general information on Community Association issues, go to the Community Association web section.

The Coast Centre Coast Centre's Christmas lunch looked like a very stylish 'do' - see photo at left. If you missed it, then there's always next year. 

The Centre closed for the Christmas recess on 9 December
and reopens on Monday 16 January. And then there'll be lots of activities for all levels of interest and ability - aerobic exercise, languages, workshops, excursions etc.
To find out more about the Coast Centre's events and activities, and to download the current News sheet, follow the links on the Coast Centre web page.
News from our SponsorsThanks to all of our Sponsors for their ongoing support to keep the website afloat financially. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.
Jolt Electrical Contractors George, principal of Gold Sponsor Jolt Electrical, and his team of sparkies wish our readers a great Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year. Chris would also like to thank all of his loyal customers for their support during 2016...where did it go?

If you need electrical work carried out during the holiday season, please be patient as there always seem to be more emergencies to attend to when parents aren't working and kids are on hols. 
Chris and his family live locally, and his Jolt Electrical team is often in the area and working at and around Prince Henry. If you're looking for a reliable electrician in the Eastern Suburbs at a reasonable rate, you need look no further. The Jolt team has the training, qualifications and experience to manage all electrical jobs be they big or small.

For contact details and more information on Gold Sponsor Jolt Electrical Contractors, check out the Local businesses and services web section.
Storage King Sponsor, Storage King provides self storage solutions at four locations in Sydney's east, south, and west.

Whether you're looking for temporary storage or a more permanent solution for your home or business, let Storage King provide you with a simple self storage solution to solve your storage needs.

Go to Storage King's entry in the Local businesses and services web section for more information.
The Coast Golf and Recreation Club sponsor the Coast Golf and Recreation Club is a great place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Live music on the balcony in a family friendly area, magnificent views, great food and service, drinks specials...what more could we locals desire?

And, Friday evenings are pretty special too. Don't forget the meat raffles at 6:30pm every Friday.
Sunday Summer Sessions
Week after week a great selection of musicians will be at The Coast to entertain you on the revamped balcony (weather permitting of course). These are family friendly afternoons with drinks specials and courtesy bus.

WHAT: Sunday summer sessions | live music | drinks specials | yummy food from the Coast Restaurant | balcony with ocean views | kid friendly | courtesy bus
WHEN: Every Sunday through summer from 3pm to 6pm
WHERE:The Coast Golf and Recreation Club, 2 Coast Hospital Road, Little Bay
MORE INFORMATION: Check out the flyer 

The Coast Courtesy Bus 
HOW?  For pickup from your home please contact the bar on 02 311 7422 (ext 3). Pickups require pre-booking and a minimum of one hours notice.
WHEN? Available for pickups and drop offs from Friday to Sunday and at other times on request.  
WHERE? Travels within a 5km radium radius. Pickup is available outside this area on negotiation.
MORE INFORMATION? If you have any questions please speak to one of our friendly staff.

Happy holidays to you, your family and friends.
For more on your local golf club, go to the Local businesses and services web section.

NG Farah Project Marketing advice on residential property?
Silver sponsor NG Farah, your on-site real estate agent, can help you accomplish your residential property goals.

If you'd like to know what your property is worth, or are interested in finding out what's happening in the residential property market, drop in for a chat, call or email.
Go to the NG Farah entry in the Local businesses and services web section for contact details and more information on how the NG Farah team operates.

And don't forget to check out our December quarterly review: There's something in the air at Little Bay.

Piccola Baia sponsors Giuliano, Stefano and the Piccola Baia team extend their best wishes to our readers for the festive season.

Drop in for a chat, a snack or a gourmet meal and find out why they're always smiling. 

For more on Piccola Baia, go to the Local businesses and services web section.
Yarra Bay 16ft Sailing Club this time of year, Silver Sponsor Yarra Bay 16ft Sailing Club is rushed off its feet. Their legendary Christmas Day sea food buffet luncheon is now fully booked. So, if you missed out, perhaps plan a little more in advance for next year?
Regular entertainment on Fridays and Sundays continues, as well as trivia on Thursdays following a short break over the Christmas New Year period, and James Kerr and Pani will be performing from 8.30 on New Years Eve - FREE ENTRY.

January and February entertainment is listed below and you can check in on Yarra Bay Sailing Club's website closer to the time for March fixtures, or just drop in and be surprised by the amazing views and great entertainment

Saturday 31 December – New Years Eve 
  • James Kerr and Pani perform from 8:30 pm. 
  • Free entry.
January 2017
  • Sunday 1 January | 4pm Linzie Jade
  • Friday 6 January | 7pm duo Back 2 Front
  • Sunday 8 January | 4pm Musaic (vocal quartet)
  • Friday 13 January | 7pm Joe Daniels
  • Sunday 15 January | 4:30pm James Kerr
  • Friday 20 January | 7pm Venus 2 Duo
  • Sunday 22 January | 4pm Levi Fox
  • Thursday 26 January | Australia Day (on the beach weather permitting) | entertainment TBA.
  • Friday 27 January | 7pm Back 2 Front
  • Sunday 29 January | 4.30pm James Kerr
February 2017
  • Friday 3 February | 7pm Partners in Rhyme
  • Sunday 5 February | 4pm Ellie & Sonny
  • Friday 10 February | 7pm TBA
  • Sunday 12 February | 4pm James Kerr
  • Friday 17 February | 7pm Levi Fox
  • Sunday 19 February | TBA
  • Friday 24 February | 7pm TBA
  • Sunday 26 February | 4pm Musaic
Yarra Bay 16 ft Sailing Club is just down the road. It's easy to get to, there's great food to feast on, and lots of fun things to do. For contact details, go to Yarra Bay's entry in the Local Businesses and Services web section.
Prince Henry telecoms update | Telstra | Pivit | Urban Growth
Telstra's proposal to extend its HFC network to Prince Henry
Check with your managing agent if you're not sure what's happening with your strata scheme or neighbourhood association. For individual dwellings, that is houses or townhouses that are not part of a community association, you should contact Telstra direct. However, we understand that Telstra is not planning to extend its HFC network to individual dwellings in the short term.

More on Prince Henry Telecoms.
Pivit | Urban Growth | Network Management Services Agreement
Despite Urban Growth advising it had requested Pivit to provide an unredacted copy of the NMSA, the CA EC has yet to receive it. And so the CA's lawyer has been instructed to follow up again. 

On receipt of the agreement, the CA EC will discuss and determine a way to encourage Pivit to meet its contractual responsibilities by providing we users with choice and opening up its network to alternative providers. This may mean again requesting support from Matt Thistlethwaite, our local Federal MP.

Since our November newsletter, the web team has received a sympathetic and interesting submission from a resident in a large community at Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. You can read the content of the submission as well as a subsequent email on the Prince Henry Telecoms web page. There's also a link to comprehensive ACCC information on that page.
Gold sponsors
The Coast Golf and Recreation Club

Silver sponsors

What's on?

There are many and varied activities for all ages and interests listed in the What's on section of Randwick Council's website. You can also check our own What's on web section for some of the activities and events in and around Prince Henry.
Bare Island, Anzac Parade, La Perouse

Sunday Summer Sessions @ The Coast
LIve music every Sunday through summer from 3pm to 7pm  | The Coast Golf and Recreation Club, 1 Coast Hospital Road, Little Bay

Kamay parkrun | every Saturday morning
7am every Saturday | In the park adjacent to the Yarra Bay Sailing Club, 67-69 Yarra Road, Phillip Bay

Pere Receveur Mass at La Perouse | 19 February
Sunday 19 February at 11 am | Laperouse Museum, Anzac Parade, La Perouse

Aussie Day Barbie | 26 January
Thursday 26 January from 12 noon | Bob-a-Day Park, Little Bay

La Perouse Precinct Residents Meeting | 6 February
Monday 6 February from 7pm to 9pm | Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay NSW

CA Executive Committee Meeting | 14 February
Tuesday 14 February from 6pm | The Hibiscus Room, The Coast Centre, Curie Avenue, Little Bay 
Recipe of the month |
Christmas treat: Jaffa rum balls
Christmas treet: Jaffa rum balls
Who'd have thought Prince Henry would be so 'on trend'? These wickedly delicious rum balls are a perfect Christmas treat minus the guilt.

Grain, dairy and refined sugar free, these chocolate orange balls of goodness are paleo, raw and vegan friendly. In addition, they're super easy to make — absolutely no cooking involved (a blessing for some of we mere mortals) and your kids can help to roll the balls.

Go to the Sofia's kitchen web section for this recipe and much more.

Local property market review | December qtr

You might call it a perfect storm in terms of the Sydney property market, and the numbers bear that out. Data suggests that median capital growth in Little Bay over the past three years has been a staggering 72 per cent and 41 per cent for houses and apartments respectively.

Read more from NG Farah

Pere Receveur Mass at La Perouse | 19 February

The Pere Receveur Mass is celebrated annually on the verandah of the Laperouse Museum near the grave of Fr Receveur who died at Botany Bay on 17 February 1788. 

Fr Receveur was a priest and scientist with the La Perouse expedition, and may have been the first Catholic priest in Australia. 

Everyone is invited to attend this wonderful outdoor Mass (above photo taken at the 2016 Mass).


Help Chifley Public School with its fundraising efforts

Help Chifley Public Scool with its fund raising efforts
For as little as $30 or $40, you can leave a lasting memory from your time at Chifley Public School and help the school's important fundraising initiatives.

Find out how you can help...

Kamay parkrun

Kamay parkrun
Who isn't interested is keeping fit, having fun and meeting new people? Our new Special interest group 'Kamay parkrun' is just the ticket for anyone prepared to register and turn up on the day.

Kamay parkrun takes place every Saturday at 7:00am. parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs in 196 (and counting) locations around Australia.

parkrun events are open to everyone of all ages and abilities, and are free, safe and easy to take part in. parkrun is conducted by parkrun volunteers, who are runners/walkers just like yourself.

Find out more...

A silly season 'cheerio' from Ward 24

Silly season cheerio from Ward 24
The members of Special interest group, Ward 24, would like to wish all who live in and use Little Bay regularly a very wonderful break and lovely celebrations.

All are welcome to join us every Sunday for a swim followed by coffee and/or breakfast and a chat in the Pine Avenue retail precinct. We meet at 9.00 am or thereabouts at the foot of the beach stairs.


Nursing and Medical Museum

PHHTNA | Nursing and Medical Museum
Join us at the Nursing and Medical Museum and enjoy the rich history of the Prince Henry Hospital. Call to arrange a tour for your school group or for adults.
Visit the Nursing and Medical Museum web page for more information.

Become a web sponsor | Join the web team | Volunteer as a content contributor
There are two levels of annual sponsorship available for local businesses and services − gold and silver. For costs and inclusions, please check out our current Website sponsorship options.

Or, are you interested in:
  • joining the web team and sharing your writing, photography, journalistic, tech, artistic, or other skills?
  • becoming a regular or occasional content contributor?
Why not contact the web team and see what you can do to become involved?

La Perouse Precinct Meeting | Monday 6 February
The La Perouse Precinct Committee comprises local residents, landowners and business owners in La Perouse, Little Bay, Phillip Bay, and Chifley suburbs. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings.
Meetings are held from 7pm to 9pm at the Prince Henry Centre on the first Monday of each month that is not a public holiday (except in January).

La Perouse Precinct has its own website - check it out at:

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Managing agents - please forward to your clients
Would all managing agents please forward this newsletter to their strata scheme and neighbourhood association clients, as well as to any colleagues who also manage strata schemes or neighbourhood associations here at Prince Henry. And, please, do remind your clients and colleagues to subscribe on the web Home page to ensure they receive newsletters direct to their email inboxes.

Anchor links not working? What's an anchor link?

Anchor links not working | What's an anchor link?

An anchor link is a link on a page that brings you to a specific place on that page. Anchor links can be helpful when you want to bring a website visitor to a specific spot on a page.

The links applied to the contents list above are anchor links, to lead you to each of the various articles in this newsletter.

If you're using a free web-based email service such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, or similar, you'll probably find the above links don't work for you. However, if you were to load any of the those email services onto your PC, laptop, IPad, etc, and then retrieved your email via Windows Live Mail or similar, you'd find they do work.

There are varying views as to why this happens but no solutions as yet, so it's very frustrating. However, it's pretty clear that using a free newsletter service such as MailChimp has its limitations. So, apologies in advance for any inconvenience experienced dear readers. 
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