New powers, new fines as police crackdown on non-compliance

New powers, new fines as police crackdown on non-compliance

NSW Police will be out monitoring the beaches this weekend.The increased police presence is part of a Sydney-wide operation that will see thousands of police officers deployed across Greater Sydney from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Police Transport Command and general duties to enforce the health orders.Earlier this week, the NSW government announced enhanced police powers, additional fines and tighter new rules that will spearhead the enforcement response against people who refuse to do the right thing during a global pandemic, including:• new powers that have been granted to the NSW Police Commissioner to shut down businesses, construction sites and public premises where there is a risk to public health; and• penalties for not wearing a mask where required increased from $200 to $500.Northern Beaches Council rangers, together with the Local Area Command will be actively monitoring the beaches and public spaces to ensure everyone is doing the right thing.Call Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000
Northern Beaches Council
30 Jul 2021
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Council helping get solar on schools

Council helping get solar on schools

Council is trialling a program known as ‘Solar my School’ which makes it easier for local schools to install solar and shrink their carbon footprint.In the initial roll out of the program Northern Bea…
Northern Beaches Council
29 Jul 2021
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COVID-19 Update - Greater Sydney construction to reopen this week

COVID-19 Update - Greater Sydney construction to reopen this week

The NSW Deputy Premier and Treasurer today announced the following in relation to COVID-19.
Northern Beaches Council
28 Jul 2021
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COVID Update: lockdown extended

COVID Update: lockdown extended

The NSW Premier today announced the following in relation to COVID-19.
Northern Beaches Council
28 Jul 2021
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Six practical ways you can support local businesses

Six practical ways you can support local businesses

Northern Beaches folk are great at shopping local to support local businesses.
Northern Beaches Council
27 Jul 2021
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Council elections postponed to Saturday 4 December

Council elections postponed to Saturday 4 December

The NSW Government has announced the local government elections will now be held on Saturday 4 December 2021.Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the decision, after extensive consultati…
Northern Beaches Council
26 Jul 2021
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Frenchs Forest Town Centre – a step closer

Frenchs Forest Town Centre – a step closer

Today the NSW Government announces it is exhibiting the Frenchs Forest Place Strategy rezoning package, which considers relocating Forest High School to deliver a new town centre and education precinc…
Northern Beaches Council
23 Jul 2021
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Early Learning Matters, especially on the front line

Early Learning Matters, especially on the front line

Monday marks the start of Early Learning Matters Week, raising awareness of the role of early childhood education and care in children’s development and wellbeing in Australia.Northern Beaches Council…
Northern Beaches Council
23 Jul 2021
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Dogs walks booming during lockdown

Dogs walks booming during lockdown

Despite the chilly weather and stay-at-home restrictions, Northern Beaches locals are out and about exercising and enjoying the outdoors with their...
Northern Beaches Council
23 Jul 2021
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