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2 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 50 years of Service as a Justice of the Peace

NSW Attorney General Mr Mark Speakman SC MP, invited Mr Barry Lewis Chain of West Pennant Hills to a ceremony in NSW Parliament House celebrating and thanking him for 50 years of continuing service as a Justice of the Peace to the people of NSW.

r Chain, also a member of the Dural Rotary Club, was To be eligible for appointment as Msurprised that he had notched up service as a JP a JP you need to be at least 18, be nominated by a member of for 50 years, commenting that it has been a privilege to assist the Legislative Assembly/Council, be an Australian citizen, be of all types of people in need of a Justice of the Peace. good character, not be an undischarged bankrupt and consent to The primary functions of a NSW JP are to: confidential enquiries about your suitabililty. • witness a person making a statutory declaration • witness a person making an affidavit For more information on becoming a JP, go to • certify that a copy of an original document is a true and accurate copy. becoming-a-jp/are-you-eligible

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October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 3 Dural Chamber Report

President's Report

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Dural & Round Corner Chamber members. Those who have signed up/renewed this month include Bridgestone Select, Shuriken Consulting, Essex Boutique-Furniture & Gifts and SME Services Group. If you are interested in joining, please call Mark Coupar on the mobile number below.

ur next Chamber Meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 11th OOctober at Cafe Sasanqua, 8 Cattai Ridge Road, Glenorie. Light refreshments and canapés will be provided on the night. This meeting is open to all members and any local businesses who are thinking of joining the Chamber. Why not come along and meet other local business owners - please RSVP to [email protected] Golf Classic The 10th Annual Dural Community Golf Classic takes place this month on 24th October and we invite anyone who loves golf to come and have a round of golf. Its a fun day at Riverside Oaks, registration from 7.30am concluding with lunch and raffles. If you are interested in playing or sponsoring a hole, please call Onsite Service - Pool Chemicals Peter Dawson on 0411 380 517. Pumps,• Onsite Filters Service & Chlorinators Fire Awareness Day - Photos of the 2002 Bushfires Parts &• PoolAccessories Chemicals - Open 7 Days On Sunday 8th October, Glenorie Memorial Hall are hosting a Fire • Pumps, Filters & Awareness Day from 10am to 4pm. Plan for Your Bush Fire Survival with your • Chlorinators local Brigade members from Arcadia, Hillside, Glenorie, Maroota and South • Parts & Accessories E Maroota. 270 New Line Road Dural NSW 2158 [email protected] P 02 9651 4799 F 02Open 9651 2638 7 DaysW A slide show will be running of photographs of the area during and after the 2002 bushfires in which 18 houses were lost, and one life was lost. For those residents who have moved to the area since 2002, the photos really do depict what devastation a bushfire can create. The 2002 fires moved so fast, people barely had time to evacuate. 11am - Special GET READY Presentation by The Hills & Hornsby RFS 270 New Line Road Dural NSW 2158 representatives. P 02 9651 4799 F 02 9651 2638 Given the hot and dry conditions which we are currently experiencing all E [email protected] W residents are urged to attend.

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4 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 Dural Musical Society’s Production of The Addams Family Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams Family Meeting

o many of us have watched the antics of the ‘The Addams SFamily’ on our TV sets as we were growing up, and we probably didn’t even consider that at some stage Wednesday and her younger brother Pugsley would start to mature. Perhaps the last thing you would expect is for Wednesday to bring home a boy and his parents to meet her family. Well, that is exactly where we pick up with The Addams Family in this delightfully amusing musical – Wednesday "Explain yourself Wednesday. What do you mean when you say 'act like announces that she has a friend who is a boy called Lucas, normal people' during dinner" and he is bringing his parents to dinner. Then she requests Gomez Addams - Andrew McLean, Morticia Addams - Annette Van Roden that the family behave like “normal” people do. To find out Wednesday Addams - Keira Bellifemine, Pugsley Addams - Toby Rowe just how “normal” the Addams Family can be, you’ll need to come along and find out for yourselves. Don’t miss Gomez • Adults: $25 Children/Concessions: $15 and Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley, Uncle Fester and • Bookings through our website: Grandma, and of course, Lurch the butler, in a show that will leave you thinking that perhaps you do have a normal family after all. By arrangement with OriginTheatricalTM, on behalf of The team of Kate Gandy, Mandy Winter and Camilla theatrical rights worldwide, New York Bellstedt as Director, Chroreorapher and Musical Director respectively, is a new DMS combination. It is a team that brings experience from shows with DMS and also a range of other companies. Mandy is an experienced choreographer, and while Kate has been our Musical Director before, this is her first experience as a Director - and for our experienced orchestra member Camilla, this is a ‘first’ in terms of Musical Direction. Tired of waiting hours to see your doctor? This relatively young and enthusiastic production team are bringing the Addams Family out of the two dimensions of your HILLS FAMILY DOCTORS ARE television set and into your three dimensional world. For your NOW OPEN! entertainment, they bring to life not only the Addams Family, As a new general practice we have minimal waiting but also their ancestors. time and are BULK BILLING! So get away from your flat screen and videos for a few We offer a range of services including: hours - book your tickets now as they are selling quickly - this  Childrens health and immunisations is a show that you will enjoy. Take a trip to New York and  Travellers immunisation and advice the ancestral home of “The Addams Family” to meet them  Shared antenatal care  and their ancestors. Why not arrange a group of friends to Diabetes checks and management  Weight management come along “dressed for the occasion” – after all it is getting  Cardiovascular assessment close to Halloween and you may even get a prize for the “best  And many more! costume”. Or, just turn up like Lucas and his family – as Find us and book online via or ‘normal’ people! Whatever you do, and whatever you wear – call us NOW on 96513375 don’t miss this show. Opening Hours Monday - 8am - 4pm Friday - 8am - 12pm Performance Details Tuesday - 8am - 4pm Saturday - 9am - 12pm • Dural Soldiers Memorial Hall, 604 Old Northern Rd, Dural Wednesday - 8am - 4pm (every 2nd Sturday) (opposite Redfield College) Thursday - Closed Sunday - Closed • Evening Performance Dates: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 October Location 19 Kenthurst Rd Dural at 8.00 p.m. (across the road from Dural Mall) • Matinee Performance Dates: 15, 21, 22, 27, 28 October at Parking also available at rear of building 2.00 p.m. Dr Anna Kriaris

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6 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 Men’s Shed Volunteering Recognition

Dural Men’s Shed was recently honoured by being awarded the team section of the 'Volunteer Of The Year' for the Hornsby/North West Sydney region.

his is an annual award offered by the Centre For TVolunteering, and was presented to the men by State Minister Ray Williams. The 98 shed members can be very proud of the recognition of their team effort in building a community of men who not only have a great time together at the shed but put so much time and effort back into our local community and by doing so, helping many people. Some of the shed volunteering service includes mentoring boys at risk in partnership with the Open Family/Whitelion Youth organisation. Another group, from Warrah, intellectually and physically disabled, come and work alongside some of the The remarkable thing is that as the membership expands men each week in a special programme. Similarly, there are men so too does the diversity of projects and skills, and the shed helping to mentor boys from Galston School in the art of car facilities expand to cope, all with the tremendous ongoing restoration as a bridge toward apprenticeships in the car industry. support of The Centre (Dural Baptist Church) which A service with a difference is the work of a team of men established the shed in 2011. who make toys /mini blackboards for children overseas as part Part of the mentoring is in encouraging the Whitelion and of the Samaritans Purse projects. the Warrahgroups to complete projects that can be donated to Men are actively engaged with practical work with scouting others, with items being donated to a hospital, youth groups, groups, children at special Bunnings days, and Pop’s days where and also Ronald Macdonald House. grandfathers are encouraged to bring grandchildren to work The men recently observed the “Friday boys at risk” school one-on-one with some easy woodwork. boys who were helping to get a big timber project finished for Many projects are completed for individuals, schools, Warrah to meet a deadline, could not stop for lunch, (which they playgroups, churches…from fixing up coffee machines to love), in order to finish the job for Warrah. These little things, restoring old furniture and sewing machines and visiting people maybe small milestones, give great encouragement to the men. who just need something fixed up at home. The volunteering ethos of giving time for others runs If you would like to gain more information about the strong at the shed, but it’s a two -way street because for blokes shed or even donate funds to help these programmes who are suffering from severe health or emotional issues, the to continue, please contact the shed on 8989 0000 or volunteering for others acts as a real tonic as they enjoy the [email protected] or the website great friendship in working together. Bendigo Insurance. Bendigo Insurance. Protect what matters to you. ProtectFlexible what and matters convenient to you. equipment finance for your business.Talk to us about the range of insurance products Talk to us about the range of insurance productsand services that can help protect what matters andOur servicesequipment that finance can help solutions protect whatare a matterscompetitivelyto you – like priced your home,way to car and your valuables tohelp you you – like achieve your home,those bigcar plansand your for yourvaluables business.– whether big or small. – whether big or small. Drop into your nearest branch at 348 GalstonDrop Road, into your Galston nearest or branch at 348 Galston Dropphone into 9653 your 2227 nearest to talk branch about at 348the rightGalston financeRoad, Galston solutions or phone for 9653 2227 for a no Road,your business. Galston or phone 9653 2227 for a noobligation quote or cover. obligation quote or cover. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Terms, conditions, fees, charges and lending criteria apply. Full detailsLicence available 237879 on .application. Bendigo Bank Bendigo acts under and Adelaideits own AFSL Bank and Limited, under ABN an agreement 11 068 049 CGU. 178 You AFSL/ Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian should consider Credit the Product Disclosure Statement before making a decision. Bendigo Bank does AustralianLicence 237879 Credit .Licence Bendigo 237879. Bank acts S5194806 under its own(362053_v1) AFSL and (26/06/2017)undernot an guaranteeagreement any CGU. benefits You payable under a policy or repayment of any premium and will receive a should consider the Product Disclosure Statement before making acommission decision. Bendigo from CGU Bank for does arranging insurance. S53710-2 (355655_v1) (24/04/2017) not guarantee any benefits payable under a policy or repayment of any premium and will receive a commission from CGU for arranging insurance. S53710-2 (355655_v1) (24/04/2017) October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 7 Vale John Albert Leeds 21st July 1937 -13th September 2017

John was born on the 21st of July in 1937 and grew up in the suburb of Croydon. His high school years were spent at Hurlstone Agricultural college in Glenfield which was a very long commute by steam train.

uring his high school years he developed a love of all sport and especially excelled in both Rugby and Cricket. D Repairs very shortly after. Life was extremely busy for John Fast forward to 1952 when John met Nina. They met as and Nina and during those years. John found a few new sports 15 year olds and were always destined to be together. They in which he immersed himself. Water Skiing became another married on the 31st August 1956 and recently celebrated their passion and saw John attended several Bridge to Bridge Ski 61st wedding anniversary. races as an observer. Jogging also became a daily ritual for him Their daughter, Susan, arrived in 1957, followed by Greg in in preparation for the annual City to Surf fun run in which 1961 and Andrew in 1970. he competed for 15 years. Twice coming in under the hour. 1961 saw John move his family to Broken Hill which lasted During John's time at Round Corner, and a subsequent move 6 years. Here John developed an enduring love for the outback, to Kenthurst, he joined Dural Rotary Club. Both he and Nina which never left him. Many new lifelong friends were made were heavily involved for many years with John holding many during this time and although the whole family loved “The positions, including President three times. He was always one Hill”, it was only ever a temporary move. of the first to put his hand up for fundraising, to help in any In 1967 John and his family moved into a new home in way that he and Nina could. We understand he was a bit of a Jaffa Road, Round Corner, Dural. John opened J and N Smash king of the sausage sizzle ! John received The Paul Harris award, Rotary’s highest accolade, for 'service above self' and he certainly earned that for his tireless work and love of the community spirit that Rotary promotes. Over the years in Rotary John and Nina made more lifelong friends and those friendships have been enduring and very important to them. A family business servicing the Hills District and On the 13th of September John passed away suddenly. surrounds for 17 years Experts in: John, you lived a full life and crammed many things • Bulk and detailed excavation • Rock walls, rock breaking and sawing into your time. You were a true gentleman, a loyal • Cartage • Vegetation management • House pads and piering • Mulching, slashing friend, honest with a deep love for your family and • Pools • All site preparation friends. You were always smiling and had a wicked sense of humour and loved your family with all your Call Simon for a free quote 0414 410 536 heart. You will be sorely missed. Join the Chamber today! Do you want to grow your business? The Dural and Round Corner Chamber of Commerce offers a great Network with other local businesses? opportunity to be part of a growing and exciting network of members Email us today. over a diverse range of businesses. You will meet other members who also share the same passion for their business as you with the opportunity to interact in a bigger team. As a chamber member you will get to meet people at our regular Post to PO Box2 Round Corner Dural 2158 meetings that you would not normally interact with and have the Dooral Roundup: opportunity to share your skills and experience with others. Visit Our next meeting is Wednesday 11th October - more details in the E:[email protected] or call Mark on 0497 014 950 Presidents Report on page 4.

8 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 New Beginnings Costume Corner is for sale! It is now time for Costume Corner to be passed onto Costume Corner is a treasure trove of all things someone new, with Kate and her husband about to costume and fun. This extraordinary business has start a new adventure. If this sounds like a business been a community favourite for the past 35 years that you could see yourself owning, contact Kate@ when it was first established by award winning for further information. Australian costume designer, Judith Dorsman (Caddie, Picnic at Hanging Rock). art' cataloguing system, barcoding each costume for immediate and accurate information to be obtained. ver this time, the business has firmly cemented its presence Along with this system, Kate recently introduced a website Ointo the costume industry for its unbeatable range of that allow customers from all over Australia to view, order and pay authentic vintage and fancy dress costume pieces. for their costumes with just a click of the button. Customers can In 2010, Costume Corner was purchased by Hills Shire select to have these items shipped directly to them or collect them local, Kate O’Neill at in store. Costume Corner experiences year round trading through the young age of 19. events such as Australia Day, Easter, Halloween, Book Week, The business needed a Christmas and of course delivers outstanding service for parties, lot of work, but Kate’s corporate events, weddings, advertising, fundraisers and the like. enthusiastic attitude and driven mind set allowed Costume Corner are also heavily involved in supplying her to completely costumes, props and special effects make up items transform the tired to local theatre companies and schools for their business in to a modern, recurring productions. Since Kate took over, Costume fresh and inviting Corner has evolved into a profitable business filled place to visit. Kate has with diversity, excitement and lots of laughter. introduced a 'state of the MEDICAL PRACTICE BULK BILLING AVAILABLE LOCAL BUSINESS FOR SALE Specialising in Preventative Health

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big thank you to Variety - the Children’s Charity of A Australia, for presenting Warrah Special School with a new Sunshine Coach. Warrah's students, Zac and Thomas did a sensational job with their speeches at the presentation! The coach was made possible through a grant from a private family foundation, and allows Warrah students to get out and about to take part in community based activities. Dural Toastmasters

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10 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 NEW CYCLING SERIES

POINTS OF INTEREST The Two Gorges Did You Know? If Strava is to be believed, the fastest By Susanna Mills male and female times to cycle up Galston Gorge switchbacks from Tunks Creek to Montview Road, Hornsby Heights, are around 6 minutes !

Difficulty & Distance: 42km: Because of motor vehicular traffic and gradients of the roads, this route is unsuitable for inexperienced or casual road This ride has been published in this specific issue, cyclists. 3 GORGES: Add Bobbin Head (+22km) after because readers will notice a marked increase of cyclists riding Galston Gorge, by taking Edgeworth David & along this route throughout October. Most are training Burns Road from Hornsby CBD and turning left into for either the Bowral Classic, or the MS Sydney to Gong Bobbin Head Road. charity fundraiser ride, where 9500 cyclists raised Au$2.2 million last year. Clubs & Bunches To Spot: Odd Spoke, NWCC, NRS, NSCC, Turramurra CC, GPM-Stulz, Möbius Future he safest, and most enjoyable way to ride the 42km circuit racing, NSWIS, Team Cherrybrook & more. Tis anticlockwise: Galston > Hornsby > Pacific Highway Notes: Despite hundreds of cyclists using this circuit, > Berowra Waters > Arcadia > Galston (via Blacks, Bayfield, with no alternative route to Galston Gorge, RMS has Knights, Bevan & Crosslands Roads) An average cyclist on a put up NO bicycle warning signs. Roads are narrow, good road bike, stopping only for the ferry, will manage this in 2- so ride single file up the gorges. Avoid cycling through 2.5hours. The pros do it in just 1.5 hours! Galston Gorge during peak traffic hours- particularly Both Gorges, and sections of the Pacific Highway have up to Galston village. As traffic congestion worsens on exquisite scenery and all the road surfaces are excellent, except our inadequate surrounding roads, more angry and for the potholes along Bay Road between Chilcott and Arcadia frustrated Sydney motorists are being funnelled into Roads. If you are lucky and early, you may even encounter a commuting via Galston Gorge, so be prepared to cop Lyrebird on the climb up to Chilcott from the ferry, or enjoy some some verbal abuse and/or be hooted at- even though friendly banter with the RMS ferrymen on duty. The ferry actually it's quicker and easier to overtake a cyclist than a slow, moderates the traffic, so it is not uncommon to reach the horse bad Gorge driver ! Don't ride beyond your abilities paddocks without any cars squeezing past you. going downhill. When cornering, keep your speed Ascending or descending the Gorges to Berowra Waters or the under control, enter wide, exit narrow, keep eyes historic Tunks Bridge truly tests one’s skills, focus and fitness. But ahead and please stay on your side of the road. once out of Galston Gorge, there are bicycle lanes along Galston Road where one can relax and socialise, then intermittent bike lanes Facilities: Toilets, Coffee and water at Berowra Waters, and good road shoulder all along the Pacific Highway, and excellent either side of the ferry. Excellent coffee and friendly new bike lanes along the suburban parts of Berowra Waters Road. service throughout Galston Village, from: Vintage Two Gorges is challenging in many ways, attracting Lycra-clad Pantry, Sugar & Salt, Steamyard, Galston Deli & weekend warriors in their hundreds from all over Sydney. During Local Collective. Andy' s on Arcadia Road is another the week, professional cyclists who represent our country, or favourite coffee stop with cyclists. Nearest bike shops visiting athletes from overseas, use this route for event training and are Odd Spoke and the Bike Establishment in Dural. race season preparation and a few hardy, brave souls actually cycle commute to work and back via the Gorges !

October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 11 Coming to Galston Cedarvale on the Road Health Programs with Adrian and Michealle Dorman

Adrian and Michealle Dorman have been involved for Their goal is to inspire communities with a positive health over 30 years in the health ministry. message to live happier and longer lives.

drian trained at the Sydney Adventist Hospital and Next Event: Galston Seventh Day Adventist Church , Afor many years worked as a Registered Nurse. He then 49 Arcadia Road, completed a Lifestyle Counseling course in the USA. Together Galston Hands to Help with Michealle, they managed a vegetarian restaurant, a health 28th October to 1st food store and have worked in four health retreats in Australia, November, 2017 Africa and the USA. In recent years Adrian has been the These programs help manager, and Michealle the head cook, at the Cedarvale Health you take charge of your and Lifestyle Retreat in Kangaroo Valley. They now lead out in health.. More details 'Cedervale on the Road' another service offered by Cedarvale next page. Health and Lifestyle Retreat. We care about you ‘EQUALITY’ OR A PLATFORM FOR POWER?

“Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change and it should change, and again I don’t think it should exist.” Campaign table from the Australian Socialist Screenshot of the excerpt from the article Masha Gessen, a prolific contributor on Party on Swanston St, Melbourne. “Beyond Marriage Equality” on the Greens LGBT issues to The New York Times Authorised by E Nelson, Epping NSW 2121. website. For more information visit THERE IS MORE AT STAKE, VOTE NO

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September 2017 – Dooral Roundup 13 District Governer visits Lions Club

The West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Lions Club welcomed DG Ron Gattone to their meeting on Monday 25th September. A presentation of a cheque for $1000 was made to Legacy House Sydney.

Alicia Madden Legacy House Sydney & Allan Meaker Legacy Parramatta with Lions n5 District Governor Ron gattone & District Cabinet Secretary Sunil Amaratunga past President Club cheque presentation of $1,000 to Legacy of West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Lions Club President West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Lions Club Gavin Ridley, Treasurer Peter Butler & Legacy Sydney's Alicia Madden, Parramatta Legacy's Allan Meaker N5 Lions District, Governor Ron Gattone of the Bondi Lions Club and Sunil Amaratunga immediate past president. The West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Lions Club meets on fourth Monday of each month, 6.30pm for 7pm at the West President West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Pennant Hills Sports Club. For Lions Gavin Ridley receiving N5 district further information contact Gavin Governor Ron Gattone's banner & pin Club Banner presentation to D G Ron Gattone By President Gavin Ridley & Immediate Past President Sunil Amaratunga DG’s banner presentation - DG Ron Gattone Ridley on 0409 788 453, or email to Lions President Gavin Ridley. [email protected]

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14 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 Hop House Receives Approval



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R W 229 BIN 09 DRY FREEZER IN ROOM COOL OFFICE 09 RL 203.20 STORE 3,511 ROOM 04 New RL 203.05

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2,750 227 Round Corner. The property is located RL 203.28 RL 203.00 2,600 2,600 2,600 RL 203.28

2,600 2,600 dp RL 203.10 274 Existing tree Wall and driveway BAR to be demolished AIRLOCK SERVICE MEN WC D D RL 203.30 New fence GAMING ROOM urinal at 1 Kenthurst Road and is situated 5,800 New planting COURTYARD

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AREA WC 110 01 8,124 Station. The Hop House will cater for 150 RL 203.35 295o38'17" RL 203.05 27.380 RL 204.89 19,333 27,457 RL 203.00 RL 204.05

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October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 17 RURALHIDDEN FIRE IN THE SERVICES HILLS Silky Needle Bush By Lachlan Turner and scrubby heathlands which have sandy or clay soils. Depending upon its habitat, flowering may commence in June and continue into September. The narrow, fairly rigid leaves are about 50mm long, right angled to the branch, having a sharp tip at the end. Hence the word “Needle” in its name. The other word in its common name appears to be derived from the silky hairs that are present on new growth. Delicately formed white flowers are mostly clustered towards the ends of reddish brown branches. These flowers possess a mild scent that can be detected if you are able to get close enough to them without coming in contact with the sharp spiky leaves while doing so. The fruits of this shrub develop into a rounded and Hakea sericea Silky Needle Bush Flower wrinkled, woody hard shell reminiscent of a walnut shell. The When venturing along walking tracks in our local matured fruit may remain on the plant for several years before bushland it is always a pleasant surprise to come it opens to reveal a flat, winged seed. across an unexpected wildflower. One of the As with many species of our native flora there are frequently more noticeable and abundant varieties during similar varieties. In the case of this one, a close relative is cooler months would be the Silky Needle Bush known as the Warty Needle Bush (Hakeapropinqua) which (Hakeasericea). may be mistaken for the Silky Needle Bush.

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18 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 OUR ENVIRONMENT Help Us Save the Gang-Gang Cockatoos By Belinda Namnoum head. Areas of interest include Malton Road, Copeland Road There are grave concerns about the future of Hornsby and Byles Creek where there have been previous sightings. Shire’s population of gang-gang cockatoos and we need the help of the local community. To complete the short survey visit here: ornsby Shire Council has partnered with Ku-ring-gai HCouncil and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to create a survey about the threatened population of cockatoos in the area. "The gang-gang cockatoos were once widespread in Sydney, but that is no longer the case. The Hornsby Ku-ring- gai area is thought to have the last breeding population in the Sydney metropolitan area, which makes it very important for us to learn more about them. We have created a short survey to help us figure out how many there are and learn more about their movement patterns.” Hornsby Council environmental scientist Mark Hood said. Gang-gang cockatoos are usually found in pairs or small family groups. They forage on eucalyptus trees and wattles in forest and woodland areas. The birds can be identified from their distinctive call that sounds like a creaking rasp, they are generally grey in colour with the males having a bright red

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To Advertise in the Dooral Roundup call Mary 0400 363 563 October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 19 LOCAL HERO ARTSSERVICES & CULTUREFIRE RURAL Community Flowers Linda Hua By Louise Smithers study, attitudes or moral responsibility, Linda Hua exemplifies the sort of open-minded, she is adamant that enthusiastic and clearly warm and welcoming person they will follow a that is the essence of Australian values of family and parent’s model and community. Living in Cherrybrook with three children she takes it very in school, it is hard to put in print what a wonderful seriously, in action, Steven Kang and Linda Hua caught preparing to dress, speech; in cook an “Awssie” sausage sandwich or two at a addition Linda is to the community. fundraising barbecue! attitude and work. ince attending ACIA (Australian Community Inspired “You have to open your mind and your children will grow up SAssociation Inc.) she has grown in confidence and language accepting too.” and now does voluntarily bookkeeping., Linda also wields the A position working in a retirement village opened her eyes tongs and chops endless kilos of onions at regular fundraising to the cultural difference of how the Australians treats their barbecues. Her daughters often lend a hand too. She is reputed elders. She speaks of the reverence Chinese culture extends to to be an excellent cook and as we talk, she reminds me how their grandparents and elders, looking after them always within central food is to culture. How it wraps a family up and creates the family. She noticed it is always the daughter in Australia a hub of sharing, no matter whether you are Chinese, Indian, that visits the elder parents if they are in care. “I tell my kids Korean or of any other origin. they are looking after me!” she laughs... it’s the Chinese way. Since coming to Australia from China many years ago, ACIA was established to welcome participation of all Linda has totally embraced and loved the “Awssie” way of life, members of the community in events, mentoring, and as she says in her charmingly accented English. She found such encouraging different cultural and community groups to work welcoming acceptance that she freely volunteers her time back together. This becomes a support for family and friends in an to our community with a wonderful spirit. “You must accept increasingly socially isolated society, where careers mean work the new culture as yours... understand it… You cannot change is often far from home. This is relevant to Linda as her husband it… just change yourself.” has to work in another city for a major part of the month. They As a member of ACIA, and her newly found confidence, are very grateful for the freedom and way of life Australia has she now mixes with mayors and people of all cultures that she afforded them. wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. “People Meeting Linda as a member of ACIA, you realise ACIA is even say ‘hello’ on a morning walk - that really makes my a really independent, non-government, non-political, secular day!” she says. Linda explains such freedoms and sharing is not group, dedicated to the unity and integration of residents in experienced in China where your opinions cannot be freely all the different community groups within the Hills district. At expressed. Even a choice of subjects in school is impossible, as an ACIA event, you will rub shoulders with souls from many everyone studies the same curriculum. Her kids come and ask countries, all embracing the freedom that we have in Australia. “What should I study?” and she says cannot be much of a guide Their greatest achievements in their short history include: to them… it is so different. fundraising $3,000 at the Biggest Morning Tea; a community Give her half a chance and Linda will espouse the Family Fun Day at Fagan Park, and the ACIA Open Mic Night for students to perform. The support of varied community and mental health groups,plus support for new arrivals from Room Hire Available overseas,. Everyone benefits from their charter to enhance at Dural Squash Courts opportunities for interaction and integration. Julian Leeser, Federal MP for Berowra, proudly patrons the group, endorsing Mirrored rooms with bars, both large and their unique all-embracing platform. medium sized Linda keeps it all simple… she wraps it all up with a Suitable for ballet and other activities beautiful heart full of love,acceptance and a keenness and open attitude that’s exemplary.As Linda said…“Water can float a Meeting room also available for hire. boat… but it can also destroy a boat…!”

If you are interested and want to view, To know more, or come along to an event, contact Bob Waller on 0438 410 030 or aciainc2016@gmail. call 9651 2511 com…Think about it! Then just come along and share an 895 Old Northern Road, Dural “Awssie” sausage sandwich! extraordinary20 Dooral senseRoundup of being –­ October a role model 2017 to her children. Be it ARTSSERVICES & CULTUREFIRE RURAL Top Acts for Galston Gala Concert

The Galston Concerts will close J.S.Bach and his sons. its very successful 2017 series on In a first for Galston, but 22nd October with their traditional in keeping with their support of young Galston Gala. performer, harpist Ava Pudney, a student of Sydney Symphony, and Principal Harp he Sunday afternoon concert, starting Louise Johnson, will perform music from T2pm in the Galston Uniting Church Bohemia, France and Spain. on School Road, will offer leading Classical A further rising talent will perform performers in a range of popular styles. on the church historic pipe organ, with After concerts in Europe mezzo- rumour of some violin and guitar tangos soprano, Christina Wilson, will perform also in the ‘variety’ line-up. songs of the great Romantics with her The Gala will see the launch of The husband, Conservatorium staff pianist Alan Galston Concerts 2018 series brochure Hicks. and the announcement of their young With guest violist Robert Harris, Music performers Bach Plus competitions to be Director of The Galston Concerts, they presented in March. will also present songs by Brahms and a set called ‘Weeds’ – a tongue-in-cheek link to Bookings for the Gala are advised the Galston Open Gardens weekend which on-line at (search runs 20th-22nd October. Galston) or phone Helen Jordan, American flautist and Conservatorium Promotions Co-ordinator for the

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October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 21 RURALARTS & FIRECULTURE SERVICES Arcadian Artists Trail 2017

Where do artists get their inspiration and what drives Due to popular demand, food them to create? A sneak peek into the lives of 50 and beverages will be plentiful this Artists will be available 11th-12th November when year. We have 5 venues with coffee 8 rural studios will open their doors and display the carts and 3 with substantial lunch talents of these wonderful artisans. All are remarkable refreshments. Some property owners are even encouraging their individuals whose enthusiasm and passion have set the visitors to bring a picnic lunch and blanket to use on their lawns. Arcadian Artists apart for many years. Among them Bring your glass of bubbly and rest while you take in the delights are glass artists, jewellers, painters, of the country and purchase unique and quality artworks. sculptors, felt artists, printmakers, Adding to the variety of talent this year is Warrah, a wire sculptors and textile artists. local organisation that offers social therapy for adults with intellectual disability or autism. They will exhibit alongside he rural properties that constitute the other able-bodied artists and bring a sense of inclusiveness to Ttrail are in Dural, Galston, Arcadia, our community program. Fiddletown and Berrilee and are a delight to investigate. Studios vary in their The Arcadian Artist Trail is held on 11th– approach and expression, and all 12th November, between 9am-5pm. The are well worth a visit. Artists at event is free to all visitors. The website various venues will demonstrate includes a map how their particular talents are of this year’s trail, and information about worked, and there is plenty of time all the artists involved. The Committee for visitors to ask questions and would like to thank Bendigo Bank for their talk with the creators. ongoing support of this event.

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22 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 ARTSSERVICES & CULTUREFIRE RURAL A Palette of Classical Talent Hidden in the Hills Louise Smithers “as one feeds into the other.” Paul also cited the eccentric creatives in the mathematics department of Sydney University as one of the An awarded and world-sought-after portrait artist sits most inspiring he’s witnessed, despite their deshabille… With four children nearly grown, a busy life is a given, yet quietly exacting his oil painting talents overlooking a he remains intensely interested in all his projects. green sunny rural backyard in Dural A commission is always undertaken in very close collaboration so there are ‘no surprises’ with the finished piece. He comes to aul Newton paints portraits in oils that radiate serenity and these through an agent, word of mouth or chance encounter. Pglow with a ferocious authenticity that compels you to stop Often confined to finely defined briefs, they hang in corporate and stare. Very often the subject is serenely gazing back at you in headquarters, lounge rooms or chapels. Research and spending deep communication. time to become familiar with the subject is crucial, he submits It is this talent that has made him sought sketches or oil cameos and sets to work. A after to create timeless portraits that have month or two later, the work is finished. been 'final' listed ten times in the Archibald The freedom to paint himself is prize and a Finalist 2012 (for David cathartic, “I only have to please myself!” Gonski AC). His paintings are exhibited This pictured work: Self Portrait #2 Dark in the Australian National Portrait Gallery, Night of the Soul, he fondly feels reflects Parliament House Canberra, Princeton and his sombre mood, painted while bereaving Columbia Universities. His commissions his father nearly a decade ago. It was a include the Domus Australia Chapel in finalist in the Archibald Prize 2010. Rome, Deans, CEOs, celebrities, cardinals, Paul reminds me a painting is a chancellors, icons, politicians and football handmade creation, with nothing stars. All have been rendered timeless by his mechanical about it. He likens himself to brush. being an editor, interpreting and editing Paul is aHills boy with a science degree. details that are meaningful, setting it firmly His self-confessed 'loose' youth was spent apart from photography. He also admits to playing his guitar in pubs and restaurants, feeling the insecurity of a painter, with a final whilst doing the usual 'get-by' student jobs, listing, gallery or competition award being a (he can tell you how to cook ‘french fries’). stamp of approval that is “just lovely!” During this time he came to a realisation that With Kylie Minogue, Maggie Tabberer, art was his metier. John Doyle, John Laws, Kate Fischer, Alan At the famous Julian Ashton Art School, Jones, Roy and HG, among others, he has he became shaped and launched into illustration. His studio been in interesting company. You will recognise many of his walls attest to his successful early talent, with his illustrations works, including his gorgeous 2013 Christmas postage stamps, telling a narrative that has become gentler and more subtle in his at portraits. I was met at the door by this tall charming man. I am eagerly Just one of many fabulous creative souls who enrich led to his new studio building under construction ‘down the the Hills! back’. There sits a modern imposing and sweepingly elegant new work space. ‘Southish’ facing, sweeping planar roof line and giant windows let in the light, with a mezzanine and patio overlooking A NOBLE ARBORIST the rural view, to allow the type of convivial sociability, endemic of All aspects of tree work including: the art world. Dead and Dangerous Trees, Between talks at Sydney Art Gallery, commissions and trips Complete Removals, Pruning, overseas to New York and US, Paul undertakes commissions Thinning & Dead-wooding, from corporations and families. The US south has a big Stump Grinding, Crane Work tradition of family portraiture that doesn’t exist in Australia. Research and collaboration follow his visits. Frozen in time, these slices of life or history reflect a realistic image and subtle narrative about the subject. The results are breathtaking. FULLY INSURED Asked if he sees a division between science and art, Paul AND QUALIFIED reminds me of one of the greatest classical artists and scientists, his For a FREE quote call Andrew idol, Leonardo Da Vinci, who flowed between one and the other, 0403 534 168 [email protected]

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Visit Some of the Best Gardens in Sydney Galston Open Gardens 2017

Friday 20th October, Saturday 21st October, and 1. Highlands, 12 Ridge Road, Arcadia. Sunday 22nd October, 2017 Presented by Esther Ronco 2. Boulevard, 20 Wylds Road, Middle Dural. he Galston Garden Club will be opening eight outstanding Presented by Craig Teece Tgardens with all proceeds being distributed to a wide range 3. Gleneagle, 14 Pinus Avenue, Glenorie. of charities. Gardens are open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm on Presented by Jennifer and Kim Fleming each day at a cost of $5 for individual gardens or $20 for a 4. Paradise Found, 6 Blacks Road, Arcadia. Presented by Faye Kotsis and David Bartlett ticket allowing entry to all the gardens (this can be distributed 5. Pukekura Park, 452 Galston Road, Dural. over the three days). All are large acreage gardens covering a Presented by Yvonne and Fraser Mackintosh wide range of styles, with three being opened for the first time, 6. Kailynd, 20 Cotswold Road, Dural. and all are different from those opened last year. Presented by Sophie and Scott Robinson 7. Red Creek, 39 Derriwong Road, Dural. Presented by Jan and Mark Sutherland-Harris 8. Elegans, 21 Fishburn Road, Galston. Presented by Bill Fleming

Tickets are available on the open days at the Galston Club and at any of the gardens. No pre-booking is needed. Just get yourself to any of the gardens and get a ticket and the brochure Spring time is which includes a map. Food is available at many local locations which are listed in the brochure, or you can bring a picnic to MULCH time have in one of the gardens. Light refreshments and plant stalls Your garden will reward you. are available at Garden 8.

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October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 25 Boxing Day Sales Celebrating Service Open in our Community By David Elliott - Member for Baulkham Hills with Julian Leeser - Member for Berowra

I am pleased to announce the NSW State Celebrating Service in our Community Government has passed legislation to permanently was delighted to provide retailers, employees, and consumers the I join the Galston freedom to trade, work, and shop on Boxing Day. VIEW Club last month to help them he legislation follows an extensive two-year review which celebrate 25 years Tfound unanimous patronage for greater choice among of service. “VIEW” - Julian with (L-R) Majorie Jarrett, retailers, employees, and consumers irrespective of their Voice, Interest and Gary Mangan, Vivien Fitzer geographical location, ensuring retailers in local communities Education of Women have the same equal opportunities as retailers, employees, and - is a group of consumers in Sydney’s CBD. passionate women whose incredible work supports education Since Boxing Day remains historically the day of the year with and the elderly. Thank you to President Majorie Jarrett, the greatest revenue, it is not surprising these socio-economic feats of Secretary Vivien Fitzer and all of the members for their service and to Gary Mangen and the Galston Community change were unfalteringly introduced under the NSW Liberal Party. Bank Branch for their unwavering support of the many This decisive new enactment finally hauls NSW in wonderful organisations like this in our community. conformity with Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT, the North Territory, and South East Queensland, warranting thousands Following our successful community forum on Telstra and the of retailers in suburban and regional NSW with the freedom to NBN at the Dural Country Club last month, Telstra have agreed trade on 26th December at their personal convenience. Indeed, to host a community consultation event in Arcadia this month. it is about time, particularly in the central business district of Follow my Facebook page, Julian Leeser MP, for further Baulkham Hills and Hills Shire more broadly. details closer to the date and come down to speak directly with As NSW Labor languishes behind its substantive promotion members of the Telstra team. of equal outcomes for its trade unions and its workers under the NorthConnex guise of penalty rates, the Berejiklian Government has welcomed On Monday, 18 September 2017, I welcomed the Premier, the opportunity by formally introducing a stringent legislative the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP to Berowra to mark the framework to provide tutelage for all workers, fining retailers up to halfway point of tunnelling on the NorthConnex project. I am $11,000 per employee who coerce vulnerable employees to work on pleased to report the project remains on time and on budget. 26th December. NorthConnex will bring enormous benefits to our local area by taking 5,000 trucks off Pennant Hills Road every day and The Liberal Party has endeavoured to make retailers returning our local roads to local drivers. and their employees unequivocally protected and aware of their rights. The NSW Government will work Strong Results on Economy - The government’s with retailers, unions, and industry organisations to economic management is paying off with more jobs, consolidate a comprehensive information campaign more investment, more wages and more exports. ahead of Boxing Day this year.

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Please contact my office if I can be of assistance. 9651 1055 Servicing the Hills & surrounding districts JULIAN LEESER MP Federal Member for Berowra 272-274 New Line Road Dural 9980 1822 [email protected] Authorised by Julian Leeser MP, Level 11, 423 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120.

26 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 POLITICIANS HAVE THEIR SAY

Thank you – Grants & Support Dural RFS with Ray Williams - Member for Castle Hill with Matt Kean - Member for Hornsby Big Savings On Energy Bills For Seniors The NSW Government’s Energy Package Savings Scheme is the nation’s I recently attended the Mayoral most comprehensive package to address rising energy bills. We Dinner for the Rural Fire Service Volunteers of understand it is hard to make ends meet when living pressures Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai. pile up; and we are doing everything we can to support families and small businesses to save on their power bills. Reforms include he Hornsby Ku-ring-gai a 20% increase on current NSW Government energy rebates; Rural Fire service covers T various discounts for small businesses, households and Pension brigades from Galston to Ku- Concession Card holders on energy efficient upgrades; ending ring-gai and out to Cowan unnecessary supplier charges; penalties for retailers who don’t and Brooklyn. This includes move rebate recipients to a better deal, plus more. Seniors can also 16 fire fighting brigades along access huge reductions in energy costs of up to 25% through a with volunteers who serve in deal we have done with AGL. communication, support and More Information: catering units. au/energy-consumers I was pleased to see the Dural Rural Fire Service Brigade won, for the second year in a row, the Bob Schofield Training Sports Grants – Now Open Award. Awarded to the brigade based on the number of training The NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program will hours and official courses attended by volunteer members. RFS cover initiatives such as new sport programs, upgrades to facilities volunteers are constantly training and upgrading their skills or projects that improve participation in sport. Next year families to be prepared for the bush fire season ahead. I would like to will also be able to claim a one hundred dollar discount on all congratulate Dural on receiving this prestige award. sports registrations under the Active Kids Program. I myself, am a proud volunteer in the Hornsby brigade. The contribution the RFS provide to our community is Share the Journey with Mental Health immense. Not only do they protect our area during bush fires In the face of busy lives and conflicting priorities, I encourage but they are on the ground during emergencies. the community to focus on mental wellbeing this October, even The RFS is also active in the community holding charity BBQs, if we ourselves have not suffered from mental illness. The theme running training for young people as well as information sessions for for Mental Health Month 2017 is ‘Share the Journey’, to highlight local residents. Recently the local RFS teams have been conducting the importance of social relationships to improve overall mental some necessary back burning around the . I thank health. 45 per cent of all Australians will experience some form of them for their preparation as we head back into the warmer months. mental illness during their lifetime, and those who don’t will likely know someone who does. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the A priority for the NSW Government is providing volunteers of the Rural Fire Service and encourage the right supports and promoting the best possible anyone who is thinking about volunteering to sign up. recovery from mental illness, so that they, their It is an extremely rewarding experience and you will families and carers can live life to the fullest. find yourself a wonderful new set of friends..

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October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 27 RURALDOORAL FIRE HAPPENINGS SERVICES Meetings & Clubs New and Traditional Events at appliquéd, embellished with Dural Country Club embroidery and beads. It is always good to see new names The other quilt is just entering the champions list. Ruth Keene a snippet of what was on defeated Christine Fitzgerald in the final display. There were over of the Minor Singles. Christine, who 100 quilts covering all aspects of quilting. has only been playing two years, has Ruth Keene The funds raised will be given to local charities. been a stand out in the competitions this year. As usual when a We were sponsored by the Bendigo Bank in Galston. Also final is on, the social bowls suffers as the we had the privilege of company from Cherry Pie Designs players are often keeping an eye on the from Somersby, Sew Can I from Werrington County, and The big game. Patchwork Shop from Mulgrave. Dural bowlers recently played in a A big thank you to all involved and special thanks to all the new event, Trophy Days, which as the visitors who came. Come and see us at Glenorie Markets on name implies, was played over two days 22nd October. and all present on those days, played. It Glenhaven Green Country Market Christine Fitzgerald was not a chance for the best players to th gather together and have a strong team but for each member Saturday 28 October to have a chance of a win, and so it proved. The individual Clothing, Accessories, Bags, Craft, Assorted Foods. players were graded for positions and then teams were drawn Jewellery and more.Sausage Sizzle, Pop up Café from a hat so that generally they were well-mixed teams. Of 10am to 2pm Blue Gum Centre, Glenhaven Green Retirement course the experienced players have an advantage but they need Village, 599-607 Old Northern Road Glenhaven, next to the team to be on target too. Flower Power The exciting result when the individual points were added Jazz at the Pines had two top bowlers, Leone The next Jazz at the Pines is on Sunday 15th October and Lesslie and Robin Davidson features the popular 'Bridge City Jazz Band', starting at First and Third respectively 12.30pm. Also 'Model Farms High School Jazz Band' playing with an excited Ann Wilson from 11.30am. second! Ann had only been Location is Roughley House, 656 Old Northern Road, Dural. Tickets $20 adults and $15 concessions. Book online at Ann Wilson, Leone Lesslie playing about six weeks but obviously put in some good or email [email protected] bowls on the two days. Well done to all the players, some of Tables can be booked for groups and individuals or simply whom rarely play in competitions. turn up on the day with your chair, picnic rug and eskie, Lightning fast greens at Castle Hill where four teams from there is plenty of room. Dural are playing in a competition on Saturday mornings have Galston VIEW Club proved a challenge for most of the ladies. This special event on The Galston VIEW Club which raises money to support The Saturday mornings allows women who are unavailable during Smith Family’s Learning for Life program will hold its monthly the week to have some competition experience. luncheon meeting on Wednesday 25th October, 2017 at Eileen or George can arrange free coaching: Phone 0432 Dural Country Club at 11am. The guest speaker will be club 181 635 and 0420 399 452. member, Vivien Fitzer, who will speak about her experiences Dural Galston Probus Club living in Papua New Guinea. Visitors are always welcome. Dural Galston Probus Club will hold it's next meeting at Bookings Vivien 98941189. 10am on Thursday 12th October at The Galston Club, 21-25 Arcadia Road, Galston. Members are asked to note this month New Species of Kingfisher found in Galston the meeting will be held one week early to allow members to You heard it here first! The Galston Swim Club has created a new go on the holiday to Bellingen. Contact Anne 9653 1004. type of membership, specifically designed for those who want to “put their toe in the water”, so to speak. “Galston Kingfishers” Arcadian Quilters Inc Biennial Quilt Show annual membership is only $60 per year, and that allows you Arcadian Quilters Inc held their biennial Quilt Show in entry into the many Friday night carnivals held at Galston pool, September at the Galston Community Hall. The show was very the annual Galston mini meet and Speedo Sprints held annually successful. The black quilt (pictured) won best of show. It is hand at Blacktown Pool. If swimming really takes your fancy (and we

28 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 are sure it will), you can simply upgrade to full membership, allowing you entry into all carnivals over Sydney. More info is available in the “about us” tab at the Galston Swim Club website. We are so glad to be back at the freshly rejuvenated Galston Pool. Four months swimming at Hornsby Pool right through 7:45am 7:50am winter was a test for the Event Schedule - - First timers briefing, swimmers (and parents), but Recognition of top volunteers and most improved parkrunners 7:55am 8:00am we have made it. Our cars can - Safety briefing, - parkrun start drive the gorge by themselves now. Kentgrove Retirement Village Garage Sale A special thank you to Galston IGA who supplied all the On Saturday, 14 October 8am to 1pm Kentgrove Village will sausages, bread and sauces for our recent fund raising BBQ. be holding our Annual Garage Sale. There will be furniture, With no costs, we were able to make more than $600. books, magazines, DVD’s, glassware, electrical items, and handmade craft. The traditional “White Elephant Variety” 1st Dural Scout Group stall has something for everyone. Coffee, tea and cake will be The ‘Grey Wolf Award’ is the highest achievement award a Cub available, along with soft drinks and sausage sandwiches. The can obtain. Garage Sale has become a fixture in the community where A few months people can avail themselves of bargains preceding the Christmas ago, Patricia Shaw, season. The more people who attend, the happier they will be! the Commissioner of Funds raised are used to provide additional amenities for Cub Scouts visited us residents. We’d love to see you on the day! to present three of our 1st Dural Cubs, Alexis Taylor, Hunter McGhie & Samuel Crofts their ALBERT & MEYER “Grey Wolf Awards”. FUNERAL DIRECTORS Many hours went into Service & Integrity successfully achieving these awards, the Cubs needed to obtain their ‘Gold Boomerang’ award; attend pack councils, plan and guild hikes, camps, outdoor activities, work on projects, research, dioramas, community work and complete a Special interest badge as well as 4 Level two badges! Their families were very proud of all the children’s hard work and commitment. This award has not been presented at 1st Dural Scouts for the last 5 years. Congratulations and well done Lexie, Hunter and Sam. A  Servicing big thanks to Wren and the leaders for their guidance too. all areas For more information or to join 1st Dural Scout  Personal attention group. Please contact Warrick Mills 0417 689 571. Email 24 hours a day 7 days a week. [email protected]  Offering pre-paid funeral plans Galston Parkrun  On-site chapel & catering rooms Galston parkrun is turning ONE, so please join us for the run  Specialist in all cultures and for some fun on Saturday 14th October at Fagan Park!  Australian Family As Fagan Park is surrounded by greenery, the theme for the Owned & Operated birthday event is 'BE SEEN IN GREEN' so wear anything green to celebrate! 9484 3992 We will have cake at the end of the run too! 301-303 Pennant Hills Rd. Thornleigh Rebecca Pancott ALL SUBURBS 24 HOURS MANAGER

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Australian Plants Society meeting Friday 13th October The monthly meeting of the Australian Plants Society-North Shore Group will be held at 7-45 pm on Friday 13th October in the Willow Park Community Hall, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby. David Bolton from Hornsby Council will speak about "Reducing Stormwater Impacts on Bushland." Visitors welcome to bring plants for identification. Browse in our extensive library and enjoy a cuppa. More information at

Monday Walks and Talks at Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden The fourth term of Monday Walks and Talks at Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives begins on 9th October with a presentation on Waratahs. Visitors wel- come. Wear a hat and closed shoes, bring water. Cost $5 with a discount for Australian Plants Society members. Meet 9-45 am at Caley's Pavilion, walk ends about midday. Other topics for this term include Callistemons, Kunzeas, Melaleucas, Grasses, Leptospermums, Baeckeas and a bird walk (9 am start.) Further information at

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30 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 RURAL FIRE SERVICES Member Profile

This month we would like to introduce our longest Major changes I have seen with in the RFS over continuously serving active member with over 40 years: 40 years’ experience and dedication to the Dural There have been many changes to the RFS, including new community. names and management structures. The following have had the greatest effect on fire fighters: Alasdair Mcintosh (a.k.a. Al Mac/Big Al)  Safer Fire Fighting (PPE) – Fire Resistant Uniforms rather than overalls; the addition of gloves, flash hoods and Al joined the Dural RFS better helmets. Brigade in December 1976  Better Equipment – Uniform use of Storz fittings rather and has seen many changes than threaded fittings has in the brigade and at the RFS increased deployment over the years. 2011 Winmalee Bush Fires - The Australian (29-30/12/2011) speed and effectiveness; Why I joined Dural the removal of heavy and Brigade (Dural Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade): cumbersome knapsacks was not before time, as I felt I wanted to contribute and give something back to the these "dinosaurs" were community in which I had been born and raised. I was inspired heavy and very tiring to by talking to several of the Dural Brigade members and their the user. efforts in the Westleigh bush fires in the 1970's.  Better Training - Training Why I have stayed with Dural Brigade: programs have developed over the years from "on We moved to Winmalee in December 1978. After the fireground" to ex- Al Mac on HR duty at Arcadia with approaching the local Winmalee brigade I decided to remain tremely complex training Dural’s newest member Courtney. with Dural as I had advanced in the brigade and had become (3/9/2017) programs that are offered part of "the family". today. Camaraderie and a feeling of being part of a great team  Better Trucks - This has vastly improved from second is one reason Dural is what it is today and one which I hope hand vehicles (serviced and maintained by each brigade) remains well into the future. to state of the art appliances which have all the comforts Even though the distance has restricted me from attending of most modern vehicles (maintained by Fire Control). "first response" calls, I can become part of the "second crew" or go away on out of area/campaign fires with the brigade or as Attitudes have also changed and much more is being done part of a composite crew. to inform local residents of the role and duties of the local RFS to the community. These include updates during fire Most Memorable emergencies; meet and greet during quiet times; attending local Moment: schools; Bunning's BBQ days; Get You Ready weekend, etc. The presentation made to me by the Dural Brigade of Other News – Annual Mayoral Dinner Life Membership. This to me Dural Brigade was a great honour, one which is very honoured to Presentation of National Medal– I will always treasure. have been awarded 30 Year Bar (27/11/2014). the prestigious Bob Funniest moment: Schofield Training During one of my first out of area fires in the Blue Award, for the Mountains, we were awaiting tasking at Springwood Ambulance second year running. station, when our OIC who had been issued with a new pair of This award is in white overalls decided to roll in the dirt and dirty them up a bit recognition of the as to give the impression of well used and well worn. number of training hours and official Advice to Prospective RFS Members: courses attended A very chuffed Captain John Turcato My advice to people considering joining, is don't try and by our volunteer do things on your own, remember to work with the team and members. Training and preparation is our foundation, so we as a team and always look out for one another. feel rightly proud. To Advertise in the Dooral Roundup - Call Mary 0400 363 563 October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 31 More Than Just A Job

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1 2017 – Dooral Roundup COUNCIL NEWS

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Garage Sale Trail It’s been an ongoing saga stretching back 30 years that has just come to a very abrupt holt.

2017 After extensive input in both energy and funding Garage Sale Trail is back for another year. The particularly over the last 4 years the Developers have had to accept the fact that the nationwide garage sale initiative, now in its seventh Government still has no plans to commit any year, promotes community connectedness and funds to an upgrade of road infrastructure. provides a novel way for residents to declutter, Without that South Dural will not happen. reduce waste, make money and fundraise for a The fact that the Developers were willing to charity or organisation of their choice. make a substantial contribution to the upgrade was not enough apparently to motivate the ast year, Mayor Keane met with homeowners on Mediati Government to give priority to a New Line Road LAvenue, in Kellyville, who banded together to hold a street upgrade in particular. wide sale. More than 45 garage sales were registered in the area in 2016 The numbers required to fund the road upgrade have risen by Government estimate to well over and it is hoped more residents get involved this year. $450Million? The award-winning sustainability and community campaign was founded in 2010 and has grown from one event The aftermath will be that we all look like facing in Sydney to a massive national program supported by more a few more years of bumper to bumper frustration on our major local roads. than 54 local NSW Councils. Undoubtedly disappointment will be felt by To register or to find out more information, those owners within South Dural whose options visit: will expire and many that will feel that a great opportunity has been missed? Dear Editor Well might we ask “where to next?” – the focus My fellow elected councillor, Warren Waddell and myself, obviously has to fall on finding out how long it would like to thank all of those people who helped with will take for New Line Road to become a priority various tasks in the recent council election. I would also like for upgrade? to thank all of those who voted for our team in A Ward. Some good news - LJ Hooker Dural’s sale of Just as importantly, I want everyone to know that, as elected 833 Old Northern Road Dural two weeks ago - councillors, we represent all of the people and not just those who 23 Contracts issued, 13 Registered Bidders and voted for us. Regardless of political persuasions, people should 73 bids for a sale price of just under $5Million feel free to raise with us any matter that is causing them concern sets the new benchmark. and they can be assured that we will listen carefully. Where to Dural - still a great place to live but Local government was designed so that decisions could pick your times on the road and lobby your be made close to community level, by people who knew local Member? what members of the community were thinking, and it would be ideal if we can have the new Hornsby Council If you are thinking of selling or would like to be kept up to date with your local market, call or function in this manner. email us today. I feel very humble to have been chosen to represent the people of Hornsby Shire and look forward to hearing your great ideas, to helping to fix your problems and to working 9651 1566 with all of my fellow councillors for the benefit of this great e [email protected] area where all of us love to live. Dural Cllr. Nathan Tilbury 518 Old Northern Rd Dural Newly re-elected A Ward Councillor Hornsby Shire Council

October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 33 COUNCIL NEWS SCHOOL Galston Pool's New Look

Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre reopened in September after much needed structural repairs and renovations were completed. The repairs turned out to be larger than expected with a full internal renovation on the pool, change rooms, upgrade of the centre and resurfacing of the concourse. pictured: Jarrod McDonald, lifeguard he pool’s terracotta sewage and drainage pipes were Tremoved from the base of the pool and were replaced with new pipes. The pool’s walls were also repaired. The pool has now been waterproofed, retiled and repainted ready for swim season. It is business as usual with enrolments for learn to swim classes now open for term 4.

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The Rotary Club of Dural & Dural and Round Corner Chamber of Commerce Presents the 10th Annual Dural Community Golf Classic Riverside Oaks Golf Resort Tuesday 24th October 2017 Golf Package only $160 includes • Breakfast Roll • A shared Cart • Sumptuous Hot Buffet Lunch • PLUS two free Mulligans! • Golf - an 18 hole 4 Ball Ambrose Event All prizes awarded and presented during Lunch All proceeds go toward Dural Rotary Projects including: • Australian Rotary Health • The Pyjama Foundation • Local Charities GOLD SPONSORS Includes 4 players fee – $1000 REGISTRATION - From 7.30am. Shotgun Start 9am For further information contact Peter Dawson Phone: 0411 380 517 RSVP [email protected]

34 Dooral Roundup –­ October 2017 SCHOOL

13 Extraordinary Years

On the second last day of school for Year 12, Principal Michael Smith, invited the School Annangrove Public School students Medallion recipients to a special lunch. raise $6,511.53 and heart rates! his celebration marks thirteen years of schooling at Hills Grammar – Kindergarten to Year 12! Seventeen young Annangrove Public School students have raised $6,511.53 T men and women re-lived their Kindy ‘Lunch with the for their school after hosting a CUA School Fun Run on Principal’ from 2005 with kiddy party food and a popper. 21/09/2017. In the lead-up to the event, students pounded They also enjoyed sharing some very entertaining the pavement and raised funds online by seeking sponsorship memories of class and playground antics. from their local community. We wish them all the very best with their HSC UA School Fun Run organiser, Kylie, said the teachers were excited to get and further studies. Cbehind a fundraising activity that promoted such a healthy interaction with the community and taught kids about setting and achieving financial goals. Parents enthusiastically supported the initiative as it steered their kids away from traditional fundraising efforts which often involve selling junk food. The CUA School Fun Run program also provides students and families with additional tools and practical advice from the online health hub to encourage ongoing healthy habits at home.

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October 2017 – Dooral Roundup 35 RURALHOME TIPS FIRE SERVICES Roof Ventilators Expert Advice For Neil Turrell Keeping Your Pool Now days most of us will be aware of the rising consumption of energy in our own homes. Balanced Michael Freame, Dural Poolsmart nergy bills are costly, so many of us are looking for simple Eways to reduce these costs. One simple method to beat these costs, is by installing a The use of Pool and Spa chemicals is a must, to roof ventilator or commonly known as a “whirly bird”. They ensure your water remains balanced. An unbalanced are quite inexpensive and can be found at most hardware and pool can be unsafe for swimming and have adverse home maintenance related stores. Although installing a whirly effects on the pool itself and your pool equipment. bird isn’t a time consuming job, it is still important to have a professional install them as further, unforseen costs could occur if mistakes are made. Without ventilation, moisture laden air rises and condenses in roof spaces, thus trapping dampness and very hot air in our homes. The effectiveness of ceiling insulation can be reduced by the additional heat load. During colder months, water vapour from showers, sinks, dishwashers etc, is drawn into the roof space and can condense. Roof ventilators exhaust the hot air trapped in the roof space and lowers inside temperatures. They help remove dampness and condensation and improve bathroom ventilation. This reduces the damp conditions that cause mould and mildew, and helps keep insulation efficient. They ool chemicals are now available from a wide variety of provide natural ventilation to the roof space, which keeps the Poutlets, however many adopt a ‘cash & carry’ approach that interior fresh. places all responsibility on the pool owner. The management Roof ventilators come in a wide range of colours and styles, of pool and spa water and in turn the interaction between enabling them to tie into the theme of your home and can different chemicals is complex and should only be given by a be installed in both metal and tiled roofs. Most homes install trained professional. more than one ventilator but the quantity will depend on your Dural Poolsmart has qualified and trained staff who can roof space and size. provide you with knowledgeable advice to kept your pool chemical use to a minimum. We can check your pool equipment to make sure it’s operating efficiently and maintain your All actions we take to improve energy consumption equipment to avoid expensive and inconvenient breakdowns. help us all in the long term. Not only do we save money but we are also helping our environment. Keep your pool in check and contact us today.

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