Two local veterans organisations in Manly are taking an innovative approach to honouring the stories and memories of our soldiers. The Harbord Diggers RSL and veterans advocacy group, SEVENmile have each received grants from the NSW Government to honour our war veterans digitally as part of the ANZAC Community Grants Program.
Harbord Diggers received $1000 grant to create the first RSL Sub Branch website on the Northern Beaches to house the stories and memories of 1,900 veterans along with their photos to serve as a historical repository for libraries and schools.
With one of the largest global surfing events making its home in Narrabeen in April this year, businesses and locals are hopeful this will be the massive boost the Northern Beaches has needed after the Christmas COVID restrictions.
Member for Manly James Griffin, joined Member for Pittwater, Rob Stokes at Narrabeen beach today to announce that NSW had been successful in securing a World Surfing League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) event to be held at Narrabeen on the Northern Beaches.
Member for Manly James Griffin and local businesses today rejoiced as the NSW Government announced a further winding down of restrictions allowing venues to host more people and bring in more business.
From Friday most venues will be able to return to the “1 person per 2sqm” rule with the exception of Gyms. Weddings and funerals will still be capped at 300 people.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said this is about striking the balance between keeping the economy going and boosting jobs whilst ensuring COVID-19 is kept under control.