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23 August 2021

Modified Concept Plans explained at latest Community Information Session

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our latest public Community Information Session, held on the evening of Thursday 19 August, 2021. There was a great turnout, with many neighbours, community groups and interested locals joining us to hear about the modified concept plans for our redevelopment, which are […]
9 August 2021

Royal Far West Community Newsletter #3

We are pleased to present the third edition of the Royal Far West Community Newsletter. In this edition, you’ll hear from our newly appointed CEO, Jacqueline Emery, and find out more about our exciting redevelopment project, plus our upcoming virtual community information session. As always, we’ll also have some insights […]
3 August 2021

Modified concept plan now on exhibition

As a result of community feedback, Royal Far West has been inspired to make improvements to the approved Concept Plan for our redevelopment. The modification application and accompanying documents will be on notification on the Department of Planning website from today, Tuesday 3 August 2021, until Monday 30 August 2021. […]
2 August 2021

Register now for our August community information session!

Following our initial round of community information sessions in September 2020, Royal Far West is now inviting the community to catch up on the latest plans for the redevelopment of our Manly site, at a new community information session this August. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, this virtual session […]
8 June 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: Jacqueline Emery appointed CEO of Royal Far West

The Board of Directors of Royal Far West has great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Jacqueline Emery as the new CEO of Royal Far West. The appointment is effective from 12 July 2021 following an executive search where more than 130 candidates were evaluated. Jacqueline has worked with Royal […]
11 December 2020

Royal Far West Community Newsletter #2

We are pleased to present the second edition of the Royal Far West Community Newsletter. In this edition, you’ll read all about our recent virtual community information sessions, find out about our exciting new pop-up, and see how we’re getting back to work after a challenging year. To grab your […]
2 December 2020

Space for Lease at new Pop-Up at Royal Far West

With some time to go before construction starts on our site, Royal Far West has opened up its former school building on South Steyne as temporary space for lease. It’s called the Pop-Up at Royal Far West! Situated right on Manly beach and with a number of spaces available across […]
25 September 2020

Thank you for attending our Community Information Session!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first public Community Information Session on Thursday 24 September, 2020. We hope you enjoyed this informative evening that presented the plans for our redevelopment. We very much appreciated your feedback on the project and we do hope you benefited from hearing […]
3 September 2020

Royal Far West Community Newsletter #1

Welcome to the first edition of the Royal Far West Community Newsletter. Inside you’ll hear from our CEO, Lindsay Cane AM, find out more about the vision for our redevelopment, meet the architects behind the project and much more. To grab your copy, please click the ‘Download PDF’ button below. […]
22 July 2020

Jesse’s Story

Jesse is six years old and lives in a small town in rural New South Wales with his dad Aaron. A couple of years ago his dad became very ill and now struggles with the pressures of looking after his young, energetic son. They have little family living close by […]
10 July 2020

Meet the Team: Tayla

Hi there. My name’s Tayla, and I’m an Occupational Therapist at Royal Far West. What do you do? My role includes supporting families to help their children achieve their everyday goals, from play and engagement, including developing relationships with others, to self-care challenges such as sleep and being able to […]
29 May 2020

Cumulative effects of drought show sustained hardship – survey

A recent survey undertaken by our team has found a significant number of rural families are still struggling to pay for housing and food as a result of the continuing drought. The survey shows a nearly 50 per cent increase in people struggling to pay for housing compared to pre-drought […]
27 May 2020

UNICEF Australia, HP Australia and Royal Far West unite

How we’re helping bushfire affected communities during the COVID-19 pandemic As bushfire-affected communities now find themselves in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF Australia, HP and Royal Far West (RFW) have joined forces to provide help and support using mental health services delivered via technology (RFW Telecare), while continuing […]
22 May 2020

Supporting Country Kids with Disabilities in their Homes

Life is now a whole lot harder for many families in rural and remote communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on many families, from changing their routines, to changes in their schooling and in their usual support systems. For the many kids in rural and remote communities […]
22 May 2020

Re-imagining health and learning outcomes: Royal Far West announced as 1 of 12 global finalists for the Macquarie 50th anniversary award!

Royal Far West has been announced as a global finalist for a $10m Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award to transform health services for country kids. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Macquarie, $50m will be awarded to five non-profit organisations ($10m each) over five years to fund projects globally that will have […]
22 May 2020

A Farewell to Mark Drummond

Today, we were honoured to farewell our Board’s Vice Chairman Mark Drummond at our AGM. We were delighted to grant him Life Membership of Royal Far West, one of only three Life Memberships in our charity’s history. A Great Nephew of our founder Reverend Stanley Drummond and Grandson of past […]