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Artarmon Immediate Newletter

As an Artarmon Progress Association member benefit, local news and happenings will be occasionally distributed to APA members via email.
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June 2013 - Ausgrid North Shore Upgrade:

APA Submission
Artarmon Progress Association (APA) made a submission in response to the Ausgrid 132 kV North Shore Upgrade.
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May 2013 - Gazette Articles:

Council offers compromise on Ch9 site
Council has offered a compromise for the 28,000sq Channel 9 redevelopment and is proposing to the Department of Planning to halve the number of planned residential dwellings .
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Crime explodes in Artarmon
Artarmon has become the crime capital of Willoughby. Between September and March, the crimes committed in Artarmon soared to 77 – up by 23 or 46%. Compared with other Willoughby suburbs, Artarmon’s crime list was the longest.
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School wires up for lesson-ready apps
Artarmon Public School (APS) has updated its connectivity to ensure it keeps abreast of technology. Students returning to APS from the holiday break discovered their school had “gone wireless” .
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Artarmon’s development since 1913
The APA has prepared a display for the 2013 heritage festival which will be on show at the Artarmon Library throughout May 2013 .
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Artarmon eateries on shame list
Last year, the NSW Food Authority issued eight penalty notices and on the spot fines to Artarmon food outlets for failing to comply with the food standard code for food safety.
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Artarmon @ Council
Items covered:

Watch this space
Items covered:

  • School overcrowding
  • Local Government Amendment (Early Intervention) Bill 2013
  • The new planning reform White Paper
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Artarmon’s disappearing trees
A letter to the editor about the destruction of trees in Artarmon is disturbing, to say the least. For more than a dozen years, I have been writing for the Gazette, often about trees, and have had nothing but praise for our Council. Have I been wrong? A bit of research was neededN.
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Where there’s fire, there’s smoke
Air quality has been in the spotlight of late as the Senate Inquiry into the impacts of air pollution on health in Australia came under way. The submissions and transcript show the inquiry concentrated on dust from coal mining in the Hunter. However, some raised issues closer to home for Artarmon, such as vehicle exhausts and smoke from home wood heatersN.
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Look up – you never know what you’ll see
My daughter and I were walking our dogs through our wonderful Artarmon Reserve when she looked up and noticed a chair in a tree.
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February 2013 - Gazette Articles:

Outrage at Nine’s 18-storey plan
As the Artarmon Gazette went to press, there was community outrage at the final concept plan Nine Network Australia has submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure for the 2.9ha Channel Nine site in Artarmon Rd, proposing buildings up to 18 storeys.
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Crowds flock to new café
There was party atmosphere in Wilkes Ave on Australia Day as Artarmon residents flocked to the mini opening of Salvage Specialty Coffee.
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Artarmon @ Council
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Volunteers – essential part of school
Volunteers are an essential part of Artarmon Public School (APS) life, deputy principal Judy Learmonth says. “We have so many parents doing things around the school, we just couldn’t operate without them,” she told the Gazette.
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History project progressing well
The APA history project is progressing well with research of Artarmon’s development and its people’s achievements from the first land grants in 1794.
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Celebrating Artarmon’s 100-year past
APA is opening an exhibition on May 2 at the new Artarmon Library during the NSW Heritage Festival to celebrate Artarmon’s development over the past 100 years.
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Artarmon night market rocks
The APA finished off the year on a high note when president Ross Dickson presented a $500 cheque donation from the Artarmon Progress Association (APA) to local charity fundraiser Ben Middleton.
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Sex slave brothel seeks review
An Artarmon brothel at 6 Cleg St, exposed a year ago in a Four Corner’s program as part of a sex trafficking scandal, is seeking review under the new WLEP 2012 of council’s DA refusal to continue as a brothel.
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Extreme summer heat in our gardens
Extraordinary record-breaking hot days recently have been interspersed with milder ones. This has allowed heat damaged plants a brief recovery period. At the time of writing, however, rain showers have been short or light and occasional, enough to help suffering shallow-rooted plants but our gardens are in need of a good soaking to help them survive any further temperature onslaughts.
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Make friends with food and war on waste
The opening of the new Artarmon branch library in November (see November 2012 Gazette, p 8) last year featured a WCC display on its Love Food, Hate Waste campaign.
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Artarmon Village Green Sign

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