Councils and OzHarvest to the Food Rescue in Australian First

In an Australian first, Mayors from the Northern Beaches and North Shore today proudly launched a new OzHarvest van which will collect surplus food from local businesses to give to charities.

OzHarvest works with local restaurants and cafes to reduce the amount of food being thrown away and help feed those in need. A win – win for the community, business and the environment.

In the innovative new partnership…

Greater Sydney Commission Structure Welcomed as State and Local Government Partnership

SHOROC has today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of the structure of the Greater Sydney Commission, applauding the primary objective of a stronger partnership between state and local government for metropolitan planning.

“It is positive to see that the structure of the Commission appears to set up a formal partnership model between state and local government and that local government will be responsible for selection of the six District Commissioners,” said SHOROC President and Mayor of Mosman Cr Peter Abelson.

The councils of northern Sydney are ahead of the game and fully prepared to work with the Commission.

SHOROC and NSROC have been holding….

Ministers, MPs and Mayors Partner to Deliver for the Region at Biannual SHOROC Leaders’ Forum

Pushing ahead with fixing the roads and public transport of the northern beaches and north shore, planning for the future of northern Sydney, creating more local jobs and local government reform were the key points discussed at the SHOROC Leaders’ Forum of NSW Members of Parliament and Mayors. The Hon Brad Hazzard MP, The Hon Rob Stokes MP and Mr Jonathan O’Dea MP met with the SHOROC Board of Mayors and General Managers from Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah…

Where do they Stand? NSW Election Commitments for the SHOROC Region of Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah

NSW Election commitments from candidates for Manly, North Shore, Wakehurst, Pittwater and Davidson have been published here to give voters an overview of where their local candidates stand on key regional priorities.

“We asked all parties and candidates contesting the election to outline their commitments for our region and I am pleased to be able to provide the detailed responses received to the community,” SHOROC President and Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson said.

Responses revealed…

Commit to a Dee Why to Chatswood Bus Rapid Transit Route so we can get on with Business

Business and councils are calling on government to commit to including a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route from Dee Why to Chatswood in the Northern Beaches Transport Plan to reduce congestion and create local jobs.

Congestion is hurting local businesses, meaning loss of local jobs and putting pressure on future job creation.

SHOROC supports the NSW Government’s Northern Beaches Transport Action Plan, which includes $633 million for a Mona Vale to the city Bus Rapid Transit, Warringah Road upgrades and feasibility studies for a Northern Beaches tunnel.

“The missing pieces of the Northern Beaches Transport Plan that are key to addressing this congestion are a Warringah Road Bus Rapid Transit route and progressing the tunnel linking the region with the CBD.”

Members of the NSW Business Chamber in the Sydney North region are also calling for a Warringah Road Bus Rapid Transit route that will allow them to get on with growing their businesses.