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LABOR SUPPORTS AMON’S BILL TO STOP OFFSHORE GAS AND OIL

February 15, 2024

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I am pleased that Labor has agreed to support my Bill to ban offshore oil and gas mining, which was introduced to Parliament in June 2023 and was the be finally debated in March. They are doing this by introducing their own Bill, but that’s ok, that’s politics,” said Mr Amon.

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Barrenjoey Headland Saved

February 5, 2024

Member for Pittwater Rory Amon has welcomed news that the plan for short term accommodation on Barrenjoey Headland has been abandoned.

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20 Years On - Off Leash Dog Trials Must Commence

January 22, 2024

“As we start 2024, we enter the third decade of our community’s struggle with council and a maze of bureaucratic absurdities to let families enjoy a small part of beach space with their dogs,” said Mr Amon.

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Pittwater Encouraged to Celebrate Local Seniors

January 18, 2024

 “If you know a senior who helps make our community diverse, inspiring and active, then I encourage you to nominate them for acknowledgement of their contribution,” said Mr Amon.

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LABOR REFUSES MONA VALE ROAD SAFETY AUDIT

January 17, 2024

Liberal Member for Pittwater Rory Amon has condemned the Labor Government’s refusal to conduct a safety audit of the incomplete Mona Vale Road upgrade.

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Community Safe Space Awarded Funding

December 15, 2023

Liberal Member for Pittwater today joined with MoWaNa President, Melani Kypri, and Labor candidate for Pittwater Jeffrey Quinn, to celebrate the announcement of $50,000 of funding to support MoWaNa’s service of the Northern Beaches community.

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Labor’s plan for six storeys in Pittwater

December 13, 2023

“Labor have been fixated on dumping high rise across Pittwater for years. The announced changes mean six storey apartment towers in medium density areas within 800m of Warriewood Square, Mona Vale town centre, Narrabeen, Newport shops and even Avalon Beach village. This will more than double heights of current apartment blocks across Pittwater,” said Mr Amon.

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Labor betrays coastal communities

November 24, 2023

A Labor-dominated Parliamentary Committee has recommended the voting down of a Bill that would protect NSW coastal communities from offshore drilling for gas and oil.

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SURF CLUBS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR CASH SPLASH AHEAD OF SUMMER

November 13, 2023

Member for Pittwater, Rory Amon is encouraging Pittwater’s Surf Life Saving Clubs to apply for their share of $5.25 million in funding for the upgrade, restoration or construction of facilities.

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Greater community volunteers in Pittwater

November 9, 2023

“The thing that makes Pittwater the best place to live is its people, its community and volunteer spirit. In Pittwater, the 2021 census shows that 50% more of our community volunteer than in Greater Sydney, with nearly one in every five Pittwater residents over the age of 15 serving their community. Pittwater is a caring community,” said Mr Amon

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Pittwater Sport Facility Scores Funding

November 6, 2023

“I am pleased that this program established by the former Liberal Government is having a positive impact on local football. I look forward to seeing the upgrade of the amenities block at Boondah Reserve, which will certainly continue to fuel the popularity of football in Pittwater. The project will improve opportunities and participation for girls and women in football, which is a fantastic thing!” said Mr Amon.

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Premier claims Mona Vale Road widening not ‘needs based’

October 11, 2023

“This road upgrade is about saving lives, and helping our community and those who use Mona Vale Road spend more time with their children, families, friends and loved ones. The longer the Government delays this vital project, the worse off our community is – in every sense. I am calling on the Government to provide a guarantee on when this vital project will be funded,” said Mr Amon.

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Accessibility upgrade for Newport Beach

October 3, 2023

“I am pleased that this new beach wheelchair will help make Newport Beach more accessible, so more people can enjoy the sand and ocean for years to come,” said Mr Amon.

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Narrabeen Ambulance Station closure risks lives

September 22, 2023

“Moving resources from Narrabeen further south would put lives at risk. The Labor Government must commit to maintaining service levels in Pittwater. Labor must also consult the community as to future uses of the Narrabeen Ambulance Station, if it is to close,” said a concerned Mr Amon.

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Labor plays postcode politics: slashing $430 million from Pittwater

September 19, 2023

“The Chris Minns-led Labor Government promised to govern for our whole State, but this Budget sees funding allocated by postcode with preference going to electorates held or winnable by Labor,” said Mr Amon.

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Labor cancels Beaches Link... five times

September 11, 2023

“The Labor Government is obsessed with ripping vital projects and infrastructure away from Pittwater and the Northern Beaches. So much so, they’ve cancelled the Beaches Link project not once, not twice, but five times. This is nothing more than the Labor Government pandering to their base by punishing a non-Labor voting electorate.”

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'Fine them half a million bucks' says MP

September 5, 2023

“The long-term health impacts of vaping for children will be catastrophic. Vaping amongst children is a relatively new challenge facing Governments across the nation. We need to do more, quicker, to combat this issue. Dealers of vapes to kids need to know that if they get caught, they will face serious penalties,” said Mr Amon.

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Amon Welcomes Narrabeen Sports High Upgrades

September 4, 2023

“Thanks to the persistence of the school's devoted staff, and P&C, the Department of Education has confirmed that about $20 million will now be invested. Huge thanks must go to School Principal, Heidi Currie, and the P&C President, James Wiggins, and Secretary, Dr Peter McDonald,” said Mr Amon.

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Amon Budget Submission seeks fair share for Pittwater

August 17, 2023

Since being elected in March, I have made representations to various Government Ministers regarding the needs of the Pittwater community. Ahead of the Government’s first Budget, I have written to the Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Finance to elevate these high priority projects to their direct attention.

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$340 million widening of Mona Vale Road West at risk

August 14, 2023

“It is concerning that despite funding already having been allocated to the project, the Minns Government have refused to commit to the Mona Vale Road West upgrade. Instead, they seem set to cancel the project with their secret review despite its clear benefits," said Mr Amon.

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Amon secures win for Local Road Network

August 8, 2023

I urge the Government to allocate funding in the September budget for pinch point planning works across the Northern Beaches State Road network, especially pinch points through Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Dee Why, Brookvale, between Condamine Street and Pittwater Road, Forest Way and along the entirety of Warringah Road, ”said Mr Amon

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Amon Congratulates AgTech Start-up on Mona Vale Opening

July 31, 2023

Member for Pittwater, Rory Amon congratulates AgTech start-up LLEAF on the opening of their Mona Vale Solar Lab. ‍Mr Amon joined the NSW Chief Scientist, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, and other local representatives to tour the facility on Monday 24 July. “Pittwater should be a thriving hub for start-ups to operate and succeed,” said Mr Amon. 

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Amon Welcomes Funding for Northern Beaches Domestic and Family Violence Shelter

July 27, 2023

“I’m very proud that this funding is now being delivered for the most vulnerable in our community, following the commitment of the former Government to $426 million over 4 years for these initiatives,” said Mr Amon.

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Preschool and Childcare in Pittwater Under Threat From Labor

July 20, 2023

Mr Amon said the Minns Government should not attempt to use changes to federal childcare subsidies as a smokescreen to shortchange NSW parents.‍“Even with the Commonwealth subsidies, access to childcare for thousands of families will be better supported with state funding and ripping that away would have a devastating effect on families in Pittwater,” Mr Amon said.

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Urgent Ministerial intervention sought to protect at risk communities

July 17, 2023

Member for Pittwater Rory Amon has sought urgent Ministerial intervention to expedite the provision of adequate fire boat firefighting resources for Pittwater’s offshore communities. The call comes in the aftermath of a significant fire at Coasters Retreat over 8 and 9 July 2023, and after years of bureaucratic wrangling.

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Amon calls for noise cameras in Pittwater

July 11, 2023

“Noise cameras are the holy grail in combating vehicular hooning. Minister, for years Palm Beach residents and residents in the vicinity of McCarrs Creek Road, West Head Road, General San Martin Drive areas have been significantly impacted by hoons in cars and on motorbikes. This has required ongoing police monitoring” wrote Mr Amon in a letter to the Minister in charge, the Hon. Penny Sharpe MLC.

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Resurrect Beaches Link or pursue pinch planning for Pittwater urges Amon

July 11, 2023

“The Labor Government’s cancellation of Beaches Link Tunnel will see Pittwater and the Northern Beaches community worse off. Given the significant benefits of Beaches Link, I ask the Government to reconsider its cancellation.”

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Labor's Energy Bill Relief Falls Short as Energy Prices Surge

July 10, 2023

“From 1 July energy prices in the Pittwater electorate and across New South Wales increased by around 20%, adding pressure to household budgets already feeling the squeeze under Federal Labor’s cost of living crisis,” Mr Amon said. 

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Amon Calls for Urgent Action at Narrabeen Sports High

July 4, 2023

An at times emotional Member for Pittwater Rory Amon has used a speech to Parliament to call for the urgent upgrade of Narrabeen Sports High School, whilst paying tribute to school principal, Heidi Currie, her staff, and the local P&C.

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Labor’s Lizard Rock destruction one step closer

June 15, 2023

“During the recent election campaign, the then Liberal Government guaranteed that it would stop the Lizard Rock development. Unfortunately, the Labor Party is intent on dumping dense development on the Northern Beaches, as they have threatened to do for years, without any proper infrastructure in place, or being planned. This is another slap in the face of our community, especially after the recent cancellation of the Beaches Link Tunnel,” said Mr Amon.‍

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Amon slams Labor’s broken promise on Barrenjoey Headland

June 14, 2023

“During the recent election campaign, I secured vital concessions from the then Liberal Government that the Boatman’s Cottage would be maintained as a residence for the local caretaker, that the road to the top of the Headland would not be upgraded to allow for commercial activity on the Headland, and that a Strategic Reference Group with residents included would be formed to determine and finalise the Plan of Management,” said Mr Amon.

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Labor takes Northern Beaches backwards, scrapping Beaches Link

June 6, 2023

“The former Liberal Government had invested over $100 million on the complex technical and environmental planning and approval processes, property acquisitions and was committed to delivering the project. The last time Labor was in power, there was NIL investment in our local roads, public transport, schools, or hospitals – they even closed a high school and a TAFE.”

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Labor ignores Northern Beaches in Federal Budget (Again)

May 12, 2023

“In this budget, Labor has completely ignored Pittwater and the Northern Beaches altogether. There is not one cent of new funding for our Pittwater community groups or infrastructure. This is despite an exhaustive consultation process being undertaken by the Government with councils, community groups and Independent Members of Parliament to determine community needs” Said Mr Amon.‍

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Appointed as Shadow Assistant Minister

May 12, 2023

I am humbled to have been appointed as Shadow Assistant Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Housing, and Youth, as a part of the NSW Liberal team.‍ These portfolios shape our future. We need sustainable planning policies, better activation and sensitive use of our public spaces, effective policies for affordable and social housing, and ensuring that Government provides a whole-of-government approach to youth issues to make sure our future generations are represented.

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