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INTRODUCING
Sarah Turnbull

“I’m running for Council because I want to do something for our amazing community and to help safeguard Pittwater’s natural environment and distinct character.”

– Sarah Turnbull

WISH LIST
 

  • Expanding services and support for youth mental health.
     

  • Protection of Pittwater’s environment and tree canopy.
     

  • Affordable housing.
     

  • Support for local businesses impacted by Covid.
     

  • Support for creative artists in our community.

Author of the travel memoir ‘Almost French’, Sarah Turnbull has been an Avalon local for 14 years.

 

She is passionate about protecting Pittwater’s natural beauty and distinct character and believes it’s vital that future development is appropriate to the area with respect to scale, design and character.

 

Like many in the community, she is keen to ensure that new development remains in keeping with the character of our coastal communities and helps foster economic and cultural vitality. 

 

Currently finishing off a biographical novel, Sarah is actively engaged in the local creative arts. She wants to work with the community and local businesses to encourage engagement in a sustainable future so that our youth can look forward with optimism and be proud of Pittwater and the Northern Beaches in general.

Author of the bestselling travel memoir Almost French, Sarah has called Avalon home for almost 14 years.  Currently finishing a Doctor of Creative Arts, she is active in local groups committed to the environment and ensuring a sustainable future for Pittwater.  Sarah loves early morning swims, long walks and thanks to COVID-10, has discovered the joys of gardening.  As someone who works from home, she puts great value on human connection and considers it a privilege to be part of a dynamic, caring community.

 

Through her involvement with the grass roots community group ‘Voices of Mackellar’, which has canvassed local opinions on a range of issues, Sarah is keenly aware of community concerns in Pittwater.  She believes we have to act now to protect our natural environment and to ensure that future development is appropriate to the area with respect to scale, design and character.  Sarah is also concerned about the issue of affordable housing and believes it is vital to ensure that our children and key workers like teachers, nurses and local business owners are able to live in our area. 

 

Sarah’s involvement in the local environment group ‘Our Blue Dot’ reflects her commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for future generations.  She believes we can make a difference and that making small changes empowers people and businesses. 

 

Sarah is also passionate about Youth mental health and the significant challenges facing the younger generations. She is conscious that people of all ages may be struggling emotionally due to the latest lockdown and welcomes mental health support being offered by all levels of Government

 

The Avalon Place Plan and the status of Robertson Road in Newport are among the key local issues that Sarah wants Council to address.  Like many in the community, she is keen to ensure that new development remains in keeping with the character of our coastal communities and helps foster economic and cultural vitality.  She is also greatly concerned about the loss of trees across Pittwater.  She wants Council, rather than State Government, to be able to manage the tree canopy to protect our area’s natural beauty and local heritage.