Postcards from the future

Mosman’s younger residents are being encouraged to have their say on how Mosman should look in 2032 before entries close on Thursday 30 September.

In ‘Postcards from the Future’, a project for primary and high school students in Mosman, primary students are being asked to draw their future Mosman on a postcard and high school students can describe in writing what they want Mosman to be like in 2032.

Prizes of $250 and $150 gift vouchers are up for grabs in each category.

Entering online is simple – just upload a drawing or text HERE.

School Holidays

A range of online school holiday activities are available for school-age children between Monday 20 September and Friday 1 October.

Teens can choose from an author talk or writing workshop with award-winning young author Will Kostakis or participating in some fun, organised lobbies in Among Us Online while Mosman Youth has a variety of workshops available including DIY craft kits (which will be supplied), Pokemon Unite, dance class, upcycling workshops and Dungeons & Dragons.

Younger students can participate in writing or craft activities such as Fantastic Foxes, Laugh Out Loud Llamas, Hands Up For Handfish or Writing Games with popular author Aleesah Darlison.

Bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey will also host a fun author talk.

For more information or to register for an activity visit the WEBSITE.

Recycle your Pods

Mosman residents can register to participate in an Australian first program recently launched by recyclers iQ Renew and CurbCycle in conjunction with Mosman Council to recycle aluminium coffee capsules.

The innovative pilot program, underway in Mosman and Willoughby council areas, has capacity for up to another 4,000 households to join the scheme which trials the convenience of collecting aluminium coffee capsules through kerbside recycling and may help develop a national coffee capsule recycling program.

Kerbside collection of targeted recyclables, such as aluminium capsules, has been challenging due to the difficulty of separating materials.

The use of a “Curby Bag” ensures the capsules remain separate from other recycling materials for aggregating and sending on for processing through Nespresso’s recycling scheme.

Householders can register to participate in the trial by visiting the WEBSITE or downloading the Curby App.

Art Prize, Festival re-think

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic and associated public health orders and restrictions, the Mosman Art Prize and Festival of Mosman will not proceed this year.

Both events were scheduled to open in October, with entries for the Mosman Art Prize briefly opened in the lead-up to the exhibition.

Council will continue to explore other ways to engage the arts community, as well as opportunities to connect and celebrate as a community once restrictions ease.

Check Mosman Art Gallery’s website and the Events Mosman website or subscribe to Council’s e-newsletters to stay up to date with announcements.

Free Calls

Telstra payphones can now be used to make free calls with local and national calls to standard fixed line numbers and calls to standard Australian mobiles now free.

The change is designed for day-to-day use as well as to improve access during natural disasters when mobile networks are down and for those in vulnerable circumstances.

Last year alone Australians made 11 million calls on payphones, including more than 230,000 calls to vital services such as Triple Zero.