As the weather cools down and autumn gives way to winter, it’s time for planting season to begin again.
Grant funding in the form of a Coastwest grant successfully sought by the Town of Mosman Park from the Western Australian Planning Commission will mean that the Town, in partnership with Beehive Montessori School and with the support of our local community, in particular the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland volunteer group will be able to continue the work of restoring the dunes and adjoining cliff top areas this winter.
Plantings over the last 3 years have helped to stabilise the dunes and have made a huge improvement to the aesthetic and biodiversity values of Mosman Beach.
This year will see the planting of a further 6,500 local native seedlings.
The help of the community is vital to the success of the project and the residents of Mosman Park as well as the broader public have been wonderful supporters in the past. Once again, WE NEED YOUR HELP.
It’s a great way to make a difference to your local environment!
When: Sunday 28 June, 9-11.30am, followed by a FREE lunch for volunteers
Where: Mosman Beach, Curtin Avenue, Mosman Park
Who: All welcome (children should be supervised as the road is nearby)
Enquiries: Contact the Town’s Natural Resource Management Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 9384 1633 during business hours.
The main portion of works for the upgrade of Stirling Highway and Glyde Street intersection are now complete, with minor touch up works being carried out over the coming weeks.
Works completed as of now permit vehicles turning right from Glyde Street on to Stirling Highway to do so from both the left and right lanes.
Other benefits of the works, when fully complete, will be has been increasing pedestrian and impaired mobility through the intersection and alleviating traffic congestion during peak periods.
The Town of Mosman Park would like to thank local businesses, residents and commuters for their patience during this process.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Town on 9384 1633 or email email@example.com
The Town of Mosman Park’s ANZAC Day commemorations saw a surge in numbers in 2015, marking the 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian troops in Gallipoli.
The day began on a crisp but clear autumn morning when hundreds gathered at the Alf Adams Pavilion in Mann Oval for a Gunfire Breakfast prepared by the Rotary Club of Mosman Park.
At 10am, close to 600 people gathered at Memorial Park for the ANZAC Day service that was
co-hosted by the Town of Mosman Park and the Mosman Park Sub-branch of the RSL.
The service featured a march-past by local veterans, who included the Town’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Poynton, who read The Ode, in his role as President of the Mosman Park sub-branch of the RSL.
Wreaths were laid by many community members including representatives of Premier Colin Barnett who led the remembrance at King’s Park; Member for Curtin and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, who was in Belgium representing Australia; as well as the Mosman Park Sub-branch of the RSL, and by local school children and the Mosman Park Sea Scouts. Many of the Town’s Councillors were also in attendance.
The service featured songs performed by the Mighty Camelot Choir, including the traditional “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past,” a hymn that has been performed traditionally at services remembering WW1 soldiers, as it was contemporary to their time. The service was signed into AUSLAN with great sincerity by Michael Levett for the many hearing-impaired residents of Mosman Park, including several families whose children attend the Mosman Park Primary School and School for Deaf Children.
Mayor Norris spoke very movingly about ANZAC Day, focussing on the Unknown Soldier, reminding the attendees how thousands of the young men (including those from our local area) who did their part for King and country at Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France; only to die where they fell, lying in unmarked graves without a proper resting place where their families could mourn their loss.
Memorial Park made a fitting location for the service, as Memorial Drive is lined with pine trees planted following the First World War by the relatives of local young men who served. The plaques at the base of the trees recall the names and battalions of the men, including three brothers of one family, and a father and son from another family, who enlisted back when Mosman Park was known as “Cottesloe Beach.”
Among these is Private James Park Woods VC, who survived The Great War, lived locally to 77 years of age, and was father to seven children, one of whom followed in the family’s tradition of war service, and was killed in the Second World War.
The records of all of the war service of these men, and hundreds more other people, were painstakingly researched by Dr Neville Green AM, with the help of Anne Barwood and Lynne Mannolini, in a new book “Not Just a Name” that features 1,000 entries detailing the stories of local men and women from Mosman Park, Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove.
The book was part-funded by the Town of Mosman Park’s Community Chest fund, and many copies were sold on after the service. Copies are still available from the Town of Mosman Park via the website www.mosmanpark.wa.gov.au or from the Town’s Administration Centre on the corner of Memorial Drive and Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park.
Following the service, hundreds of residents, friends and neighbours then stayed on to enjoy morning tea provided by the Town of Mosman Park, and to enjoy community fellowship, sharing family stories of war and sacrifice, and reflecting upon the meaning of ANZAC Day.
Images of the service are available at the Town of Mosman Park's Facebook page
The Town of Mosman Park will once again be offering two great photographic workshops. Join professional photographer and winner of the 2014 Mosman Park Photographic Awards, James Campbell and learn techniques to improve your skills and enhance the photos you shoot.
Participants will be given hands-on guidance and individual feedback to improve their photographic techniques during the 4 hour workshops located at the Town of Mosman Park’s Administration Centre, which will include an opportunity to put James’s advice into practice using their own camera.
Workshop 1 - DSLR
Date: Saturday 16 May 2015
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Workshop 2 - Smartphone
Date: Sunday 17 May 2015
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Registration forms can be downloaded here.
For further information or to register your interest please contact the Town’s Community Development Officer, Haylie Clark on 9384 1633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call the Town of Mosman Park through the National Relay Service.
The Town of Mosman Park has installed solar panels (photo voltaic cells) on the roof of the Administration building. We’re producing power and reducing carbon emissions.