As the NSW Premier today announced the progressive roll out of Dine and Discover vouchers to residents across NSW, Member for Manly James Griffin declared the Northern Beaches as the big winner of the pilot program launched in February. In less than a month since the pilot started in the Northern Beaches over half a million dollars has been spent in local businesses with people using their vouchers.
Manly Dam Reserve is receiving new access pathing as the NSW Government injects nearly $4 million into metro green spaces around Sydney. The popular walking track from Sir Roden Cutler Drive will now include a dedicated walking track with 390m of raised wooden boardwalk sporting picturesque views of the water and natural habitat.
James Griffin joined Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes and Mayor Michael Regan to announce $859,952 in partnership funding with Northern Beach Council to construct the $1,719,905 walking path.
The number of people sleeping rough across the Northern Beaches has dramatically reduced by 20 per cent in the last year. In February 2020, 71 people were sleeping rough across the local government area, but following this year’s street count that number is down to 57.
Member for Manly, James Griffin took part in this year’s program to identify rough sleepers in a respectful manner in February said it was pleasing to see that NSW Government policies having an on the ground affect reducing the number of people in need.