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Stay up to date with issues currently on the DIL Agenda or in the general interest of the residents of Dangar Island.


All related files will be stored in the League Library, where they can be viewed online or downloaded.

Notice from Hornsby Shire Council

Brooklyn Boardwalk – Mangrove Walk Council is pleased to advise that as part of the 2020/2021 Capital Works Program, Councils selected contractor will be undertaking repairs and upgrades to your facility. Works are anticipated to commence in late June 2021 with an 8-week program, weather pending.

Works will include:

  • Removal of timber deck, upgrading to a grip mesh surface

  • Installing structural reinforcements

  • Installing balustrade with hardwood top rail

  • Replacement of seating on viewing platform

  • Temporary construction fencing compounds and site container will be set up on Brooklyn Park field outskirts for the duration of works for temporary safe storage of materials.

During these works the boardwalk will be closed to the public. Council apologises for any inconvenience and thanks you for your patience. The works will be undertaken between 7:00am to 5:00pm on week days. Should you have any enquiries regarding the works please contact David Green on 9847 6851 or Kind Regards, David Green Project Officer - Bushland Trail Infrastructure | Natural Resources | Hornsby Shire Council

This week, the Hornsby Shire Council letter-dropped the Dangar Island community with brochures entitled 'Help us to plan for the future of Brooklyn'. The brochure -see pics below- provides a link to the discussion paper and online survey. If you are unable to get to your postbox, you can access the discussion paper and online survey by heading to the dedicated page at the Hornsby Shire Council website.

As per our post on 16th April, this is stage 1 of the community engagement by the HSC. Since September 2020, the league committee has been collaborating with the Brooklyn Community Association to research and promote collaborative and inclusive processes on community consultation and engagement. Together both community groups have been in discussions with Hornsby Council on how to provide a circuit breaker to divisive views between our communities.

Please note that an HSC staff member will be available (by appointment only) on 8th May in the Community Hall to assist people with completing the online survey. All details regarding times and contact information are included in the brochure below.


Ana for the League team.

Media Release: NSW Government. Link to the media release

Published: 18 April 2021 Released by: Deputy Premier The state’s largest ever clean-up of its shorelines and rivers, following the recent floods and storms, is well underway.

The statewide clean-up will see crews using innovative technology and aerial surveillance markings of where debris and waste is located up and down the coast. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said crews have already made a significant start by mapping the debris and waste discovered submerged in our rivers, on shorelines, and in the sea. “They have already covered an immense area from the Victorian border to north of Coffs Harbour,” Mr Barilaro said. “So far they have tagged more than 1000 items such as parts of caravans, chemical drums and containers, agricultural waste, large hay bales, cars, buildings etc, so we know where this needs to be picked up.” Environment Minister, Matt Kean said the recent floods and storms had a significant impact on water quality and reminded the community to be careful of debris in the water and to report large waste build up on any public lands. “The clean-up will take time and we ask people to be patient but more importantly ask them to remain safe, whether they are involved in the clean-up or using their local waterways and beaches,” Mr Kean said. Members of the community can assist the clean-up of their local area by reporting flood debris in local rivers and beaches to the Environment Line on 131 555 or

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