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The Waverton Hub

75 Bay Rd Waverton 2060

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Dear friend


North Sydney Council is currently holding a series of Community Forums titled ‘Our Next Ten Years Have Your Say’. Last week Board member Mary-Lyn Lawrence attended the forum on Social Inclusion. One of the issues discussed was the high incidence of suicides in men over 85. Higher than in the young or indigenous - quite a frightening statistic.


The Hub has more women than men, but we have many men in the Hub who are active and very much a part of our activities. There must be many more out in our community who would benefit from the support of a community. If you know someone who could be interested in joining the Hub please take the time to reach out to them.


A couple of the men I have become friends with because of the Hub were persuaded to join the Hub by their children - maybe you know someone who has children who visit and who do not know about the Hub.


Do you have suggestions on how we can attract more men to the Hub? Are there particular activities we could include? I hope to hear from you.


There is still time for you to have your say on what you would like North Sydney Council to consider for the next 10 years. If you go to you will find the Social Inclusion Study, the Culture and Creativity Study, the Economic Development Study, the Integrated Transport Study and the Open Space and Recreation Needs Study. Those of us who have lived in the area for many years know what works and what doesn’t and what could benefit our area. Take the time to complete at least one of these studies. The Surveys close on June 23.


Happy Hubbing,


Carol F


Members participating in Hub Activities - mainly men


Coffee Catch-up often more men that women



bbq cooking ->


Walking - even in the rain


Men's dinner


more walking ->




Coffee Shops

On May 31 two of our favourite coffee shops will close; Botanica which will close permanently and Waterview which has been sold but will be closed for 3 months for refurbishment. 

New venues will be required for the Tuesday Coffee Catch-ups, the Men's Dinner and of course the 'After class coffee groups'.


We thank you for your service over the past years and wish you well for the future.


Waterview – the story


Until about 10 years ago the Café in Bay Road Waverton what we now know as Waterview was Witham's Coffee.


Then Stephanie took it over and appropriately named it Waterview. At the time it was a single fronted shop with a few tables on the pavement at the front. There was a Hairdresser, Aki, in the adjoining shop. When Aki decided to close her business Stephanie took over that area as well and knocked down part of the wall between the 2 shops. Aki now runs a mobile service and visits a number of local women to do their hair. She treats these visits as a social occasion.


About the time that the two shops became one, Stephanie applied to Council to open for dinner several nights a week much to the delight of the locals. During COVID she arranged take away coffees and meals from the front door. This was most welcome when there were restrictions on our movements.


A number of Hub activities have taken place at Waterview. The main one being the quarterly Men’s Dinner which has usually attracted over 20 male members and friends each time. Other activities have included “after-class” coffees, the Ladies Lunch and Games Days. After the closure of the Waverton Bowling Club, Games Day moved to Waterview and  Scrabble, Cards and Mahjong were played after some members had met there for lunch. When the Games moved to the Hall, the lunches continued. The last one was on Monday this week.


Stephanie has catered for our AGMs, Christmas Parties and more recently our Afternoon Teas.


Over the years there has been a turnover of staff who have all been friendly, welcoming and often remembered your name and coffee order. Currently Jyoti, Garry and Ian make our meals and coffee. They have all been able to find new jobs to suit.


The Waverton Hub and local community will be sorry when all this comes to an end. We wish them well for the future and look forward to perhaps seeing Stephanie as a caterer to some of our activities.






Monday Local Walks
May 27, 2024, 7:30 am to May 27, 2024, 9:30 am

Meet at Waverton at 7.30am. Bring your Opal Card.

Click here.. to see details of this walk and photos from last week.


Monday Out of Area Walk
May 27, 2024, 9:30 am to May 27, 2024, 2:00 pm

Meet at Waverton Station at 9.30am for Meadowbank to Homebush Bay Walk

This is a totally flat walk except for the slight ramp up to Silverwater Bridge.

The track is a total of 8Km long

Phil to lead




Coffee Catchup (Tuesday) is cancelled
June 4, 2024, 10:00 am to June 4, 2024, 11:00 am

Cancelled as Botanica has closed. Join us instead on Thursday 10am at Third Rail



This is the last Coffee Catchup at Botanica.


Hub Members' Dinner
May 29, 2024, 6:30 pm to May 29, 2024, 10:00 pm

This is a Social event for Hub members and their friends.

Date and time : Wednesday May 29 at 6.30pm

Place:               Kirribilli Club

Book here

Dinner and drinks are at your own expense.

Note that there is parking on site. Cost $12 for members, $24 for non-members. There is limited street parking. Milsons Point Station is a 10 minute walk


The Members Dinner is this coming Thursday. There are still places available. 


This may be the Hub's last dinner at the Kirribilli Club






Tai Chi / Qui Jong every Mon, Tue & Wed 8am in Brennan Park,  

The Coffee Catchup Tuesday 10am at Botanica 


Hub Happy Hour Wednesday 4.30pm at Bar Quattro


Boules - Thursday 2.30pm on the Platform at the Coal Loader





Rotary Club of Northbridge are holding a Games Day for Bridge & Mahjong players on Friday 7th June as a Charity Fundraising event. They are inviting Hub members to join them

Northbridge History – 28 May 2024 – Ron Besdansky


This presentation covers the early history of land acquisition in the area, followed by the story of construction of the "Suspension Bridge" and subsequent events including the initial subdivisions in 1913 and the rebuilding of the bridge in the 1930s.  It will also include historic images of the suburb and its heritage items.



The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am. We finish promptly at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is served during the talk.

Ken Preshaw
North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club
internet -
mobile - 0411.109.158


Lifeline Connect – Chatswood is moving from the Dougherty Centre to the Chatswood Library.


This Friday will be the last session at the Dougherty Centre, open from 1-5pm.


We will recommence at the Chatswood Library from Monday 3rd June from 12-3pm, excepting public holidays. See flyer.


Our trained supporters are there to support f2f (face-to-face) those in the community who are facing challenging times. Individuals will also be connected to additional programs and services if needed. No problem is too big or too small.


Walk ins are welcome however people may book online if preferred: Lifeline Connect by Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Sydney | Eventbrite


Changes to parking meters

The coin-operated machines in North Sydney are unable to be upgraded due to outdated software and need to be replaced. Starting at the end of May/early June, Council will be installing new parking meters. The new meters will no longer accept coins.


The upgraded parking system will require payment using a credit/debit card or via a mobile parking app. More information will be provided soon.



Coal Loader
  • North Sydney Art Prize May 11 - June 2 at the Coal Loader



Haydn - The Creation


The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave Chatswood

Bookings here ..

Hub member Linda Foulsham will be giving a talk about The Creation at 1pm, prior to the concert.



Crows Nest Uniting Church at 3pm
Followed by Afternoon tea











Warm regards,

The Hub eNews Team  



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