Paul in Bradfield


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Visiting Eryldene Historic House and Sunset Soaring Club

This weekend Paul visited the Sunset Soaring Club in Wahroonga and the Eryldene Historic House in Gordon. Both of these community organisations were the recipients of a grant under the Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. This programme is a government initiative which provides dollar-for-dollar assistance, up to the value of $20,000, to community organisations to undertake capital works projects which benefit the community as a whole.

Sunset Soaring Club is a radio-controlled flying club that flies at Golden Jubilee Oval in Wahroonga. Operating for over thirty years, the club encourages anyone with an interest in flying radio-controlled aircraft to get involved and meet people with like-minded interests. With a substantial fundraising effort from its members, the club secured a grant from the programme to build a storage facility for their equipment, allowing the club to grow in size.

The Eryldene Trust is charged with maintaining the Eryldene Historic House in Gordon, the most intact surviving example of the work of William Hardy Wilson, the prominent early twentieth century Australian architect. In recent years, the roof of the house has required repairs in order to prevent water damage to the inside of the house. Through fundraising, and a Stronger Communities Grant, the Eryldene Trust and the Eryldene Foundation were able to repair the roof, ensuring that future generations can experience all that Eryldene has to offer.

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Sydney Adventist Hospital Fun Run 'Run for Life'

Paul participated in the Annual Sydney Adventist Hospital Fun Run ‘Run for Life’ at the SAN in Wahroonga. Paul has been a regular participant in the SAN Fun Run since 2009, competing this year in the 5km race.

The event was a great success drawing many people from across Bradfield, including families and young children, to run or walk around the leafy streets of Wahroonga raising money for the new SAN Rehabilitation Unit, a first of its kind for a private hospital in Sydney. The new 48-room Rehabilitation Unit assists patients recovering from joint, cardiac or spinal surgery  and will build on the widely respected service that the SAN provides to residents throughout Bradfield.

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Three Day Community Listening Posts

Paul hosted a number of listening posts across the Bradfield electorate last week to meet and greet local residents.The Turnbull Government’s work on energy affordability and reliability, national security and the improved budget situation were foremost among issues raised with Paul, as well as local issues such as increasing population density and congestion.

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Support Lindfield Community Forum

Paul attended and spoke at the Lindfield Village Hub Community Forum, held at St Alban’s Church Hall, Lindfield.

The Forum was held by Support Lindfield, which has campaigned for some years in support of intelligent development to regenerate the Lindfield town centre, on the on the western side of the Pacific Highway near Lindfield Station.

For example such a redevelopment could integrate a supermarket, smaller shops including cafes and restaurants, public space, facilities such as a child care centre or library, and a large underground car park. Similar such developments have occurred in locations such as Lane Cove over recent years.

Paul spoke alongside State MP Jonathon O’Dea, Ku-ring-gai Mayor Jennifer Anderson, and a number of local councillors and candidates, voicing his strong support for community engagement in planning and development issues.

This was the fifth Community Forum organised by Support Lindfield, and sponsors included the Turramurra and Lindfield Bendigo Community Bank Branches, Lindfield Chamber of Commerce and Lindfield Pharmacy.