28 Aug: Diamond Bay Reserve

Diamond Bay Reserve

Last week, Council considered an urgent report regarding visitor safety at Diamond Bay Reserve. Councillors unanimously agreed to undertake an independent risk review by qualified assessors of our coastal reserves, with Diamond Bay as a priority location.

Council also voted to explore additional measures such as temporary fencing, signage and increase safety communications through social media and tourist websites.

These actions are additional to those agreed at the June Council Meeting including investigating additional multilingual signage and significantly increased ranger patrols.

Waverley Council and Councillors express their sympathy and sadness of the tragic loss of life at Diamond Bay on 17 August 2019.

The Council continues to urge all residents and visitors to take care when visiting our coastal parks and reserves.

Small grants program

I am pleased to announce that Council recently endorsed an increase in funding for the Council’s small grants program. Applicants can now apply for a grant of up to $5000 for a project that makes a difference to the community or environment. Council allocates funds of around $100,000 each financial year for small grants.

Applications close Monday 2 September. Visit: https://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/community/awards_forums_and_grants/small_grants_program

- Waverley Mayor, John Wakefield