Books and Biscuits
Did you know your local library has a book club? The Books and Biscuits Book Club meet in the Central Library Pagewood at 10.15am on the third Friday of the month to share their love of reading. The next meeting will be Friday 21 March 2014. Residents aged 18 and over are invited to come along and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and biscuit while discussing the latest book they have all been reading. It’s a great way to meet new people and to share your passion for reading with likeminded people.
Exempt and Complying Development Code Update
Amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) will take effect as of 22 February 2014. There are now approximately 80 categories of exempt development, which include minor building alterations or additions that do not require planning approval, as long as the works meet straightforward building standards. The Government has also expanded the options available for complying development.
Lionel Bowen Scholarship
Each year Council offers the Lionel Bowen Scholarship to assist a local tertiary student in their first year of study or research.
Together with the local business community the scholarship is funded to recognise the work and achievements of the Hon. Lionel Bowen, former Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General of Australia and for many years the local member for the seat of Kingsford Smith.
Nominations for 2014 close Friday February 28