The Mayors of Manly, Mosman, Pittwater & Warringah councils are calling on the community to join the campaign calling on the State and Federal governments to fund rapid buses, road upgrades and a new Hospital for the Northern Beaches region under the Shaping Our Future strategy.

“Just about everyone across our region has been frustrated because they were stuck in traffic, late for work because of a slow and overcrowded bus or sitting in the waiting rooms of our dilapidated hospitals”, said SHOROC President and Mosman Mayor Anne Connon.

“Our region has been overlooked for many years – now’s the time to do something about it”.

“The Mayors of Manly, Pittwater, Warringah and I will be knocking on the doors of the local Members of Parliament, Ministers and Shadow Ministers, the NSW Opposition leader and Premier, the Prime Minister and Federal Opposition leader seeking a public commitment to deliver rapid buses, road upgrades and a new Hospital for our region”, said Mayor Connon.

“We’re calling on all residents across Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah to join us by visiting to show their support, download and send a form letter or email to the government and join us on Twitter or Facebook, by contacting their local MP or Minister and telling their friends to join the campaign”, said Mayor Connon.

The community is a vital part of our campaign for better buses, roads and health services for the SHOROC region”, said Mayor Connon, ” We want to work together to create a sustainable future for our region – a future with a clean environment, frequent and reliable transport, more jobs close to home and a health system that we can rely on”.

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The key priorities included in Shaping Our Future are:

  • Buses: Bus Rapid Transit systems for faster public transport from Mona Vale to the city and from Dee Why to Chatswood, Ryde and the CBD.
  • Roads: fixing the choke points on our congested roads.
  • Hospitals: Immediate construction of the Northern Beaches Hospital and retaining and upgrading Mona Vale Hospital.