Grief and Loss Resource Document

Resource Document

Part of the ‘Resilience and Grief Handling’ presentation held at TWPS school. (Monday 10th Dec/ Tuesday 11th Dec 2018).

This was a free community session in support of people affected by recent tragic losses in our community.

Covers strategies to build resilience and to deal with grief

Thank you !

The fireworks and band Ministry of Rock

Update on support of our local community event, cracker ‘Fireworks night’ held on Saturday night 28 July.

Fantastic to see thousands of people gathered and enjoying the night together… with the finale of some brilliant fireworks!

Thank you to our major sponsors NorthConnex

And our other event sponsors:

Thank you to Matt Kean, Martin R Dargan, Geoff Knowles, the WWBA Committee and all the fab volunteers who supported this wonderful community event, to formally announce the $40M funding secured for development of this site!

Thank you to our musicians for the entertainment:

  • Michael on his didgeridoo
  • Thornleigh West Public School Stage Band
  • Live Band ‘Ministry of Rock’ and their support crew  

Around 4,000 people turned up on a cool winters’ evening to show their support for this worthy initiative of the WWBA and help raise funds towards the site’s development.

Once again, congratulations to one and all who played a part in the success of the night. Feels great to be a part of this community!

Saturday night makes the two years of hard work all worthwhile… MASSIVE thanks to all who were involved in organising, running & cleaning up the Fireworks Night.

It was a well run, happy community event, enjoyed by one and all. Well done! Look forward to next year.

We can be proud of the way that our responsible community left the entire Ruddock park area – followed by a dedicated team from the WWBA and sporting groups who were determined to leave Ruddock Park clean and tidy as if no one was even there. That team did not leave until after 10pm.
(Although we did not have much to clean up really, as everyone had done the right thing and used the bins provided).

Here’s looking forward to future development of this open space, as well as funding and formalising the awesome resource that is Westleigh MTB Track. 🙂

Photo credit: Ministry of Rock


WWBA: Who, Why, What?


The Westleigh Waterboard Alliance (WWBA) is a formally registered organisation which was formed by local residents and members from local community groups & sporting organisations. The WWBA aims to bring together all sporting and recreational bodies with the aim of ensuring that the solutions provided at ‘Westleigh Park’ by Hornsby council, will meet all community requirements.

Lifetime membership of WWBA is $10 and is open to anyone who would like to contribute.


In June 2016, Council PURCHASED from Sydney Water 34 hectares of land in Westleigh.

The land was purchased by Hornsby Council to meet the escalating shortfall of quality public sporting facilities in the Hornsby Shire and across Sydney’s upper northern region. 

The WWBA was formed to ensure the best utilisation in the development of the former Sydney Water land. 

Mountain bike trails have been established on the site for some time. Council intends for these trails to stay, pending the outcome of site investigations.

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