This month’s Pittwater Business Limited Breakfast on August 22 from 7.00am will feature world-class athlete and northern beaches local Johanna Griggs and a presentation on a Pittwater University Campus.
More on the breakfast is detailed below from Pittwater Business Limited.
Sporting prowess and lessons learned as a 16-year-old world-class athlete gave northern beaches local, Johanna Griggs, the tenacity to dive into a career in the dynamic and highly competitive world of prime time television.
With the fever of the London 2012 Olympics still fresh in all our minds, Johanna will share the journey of her sporting and business success with Pittwater Business Limited (PBL) members and guests at the August 22 breakfast seminar to be held at The Terrace on Pittwater Restaurant, Newport. Well-known as the popular host of top-rating TV program, Better Homes and Gardens for the Seven Network, Johanna is also a respected sports commentator.
In 2007, she was appointed to the Board of Events New South Wales and has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters – Honoris Causa – from Macquarie University in NSW for services to swimming, media and charity fundraising.
University Campus for Pittwater
Richard Morgan, PBL Director, former Head of The Pittwater House Schools and member of the Steering Committee for a University Campus in Pittwater will outline progress in attracting a world-class university to establish a campus in Sydney’s northeast.
A national priority under the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution was to provide a university place to an additional 50,000 students by 2013.
This opportunity sparked an initiative by Pittwater Business Limited to establish a Steering Committee to gain support from the local business community and Pittwater Council to establish a University Campus in Pittwater.
“One of the key philosophies of Pittwater Business Limited is to encourage a sustainable community where there is an opportunity to live, buy, work … and study locally,” said Richard Morgan.
Endorsing this view, Mark Ferguson, General Manager of Pittwater Council said: “The concept of a Pittwater tertiary institution fits in very well with our recently adopted economic development plan. The plan has a vision for Pittwater residents to be able to live, work and study locally.”
Persistence and hard work behind the scenes has progressed this initiative to the stage where PBL can now inform its members about the major economic benefits it would bring to the region.
“According to ABS Census data, the Pittwater region represents a highly educated, wealthier and professional workforce. However, students have to commute or move outside the region to obtain their tertiary education.
“A number of local universities have been in touch with us regarding satellite facilities for university students in the Pittwater region but no sites have been considered at this stage,” said Richard Morgan.
The breakfast seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 22 from 7.00am at The Terrace on Pittwater Restaurant, Newport Arms Hotel, 2 Kalinya Street, Newport. The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members.
To book, donate raffle prizes or for further information, please contact Kim Jones, Operations Manager, PBL at 1300 786 126, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pittwaterbusiness.com.au.
For further information about Johanna Griggs visit www.cameronsmanagement.com.au.
For further information about a University in Pittwater please contact:
- Paul William-Smith, Pittwater-Warringah Regional Economic Development Coordinator on 9942 2233, or
- Richard Morgan, Pittwater Business Limited Project Steering Committee on 0412 016117