Local musicians and live music venues on the Northern Beaches can get involved in a new statewide music event that will bring 1,000 COVID-safe gigs to regional NSW and Sydney this November.
Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative delivered in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) to support the recovery of the live music, entertainment and hospitality industries.
Crown land managers and community groups that use Crown land on the Northern Beaches are invited to apply for a share of $14 million in grants to upgrade and maintain community facilities and reserves across NSW.
Member for Manly James Griffin said applications for the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund are open until 10 July 2020.
“This fund maintains and upgrades reserves and community facilities on Crown land across NSW, including the Northern Beaches,” Mr Griffin said.
Member for Manly James Griffin and the Northern Beaches community will this weekend commemorate the Long Reef Aquatic Reserve, on its 40th anniversary, as a pivotal resource in marine education for all.
“The Long Reef Aquatic Reserve was declared as the State’s first aquatic reserve in 1980, a huge acknowledgement of the importance of this unique environment right here on our doorstep,” Mr Griffin said.