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North Sydney Sunrise

We are men and women who meet regularly in North Sydney for fellowship, networking and breakfast!

It's a great way to make new friends. We come from many walks of life and backgrounds with a common goal - service to the community (local and worldwide) through fellowship.

27 October 2020 - North Sydney Council Insights

Ian Mutton  

Ian was elected to North Sydney Council in 2017 and he will provide insight into his experiences starting from the election campaign. 

Once elected, he realised that popularism is a powerful decision driver – he will comment on how this played out when dealing with

  • Revenue falling short of the cost of the services being demanded.
  • The divisiveness that comes from 4 years of community consultations in the context of deciding the future for the Olympic Pool.
  • Ever increasing pressure from the State Government to increase population density and the pushback from the community.
  • Pressure to repurpose public open space.
  • The limited utility of a property portfolio accumulated over the years.

Ian Mutton is a North Sydney councillor.  He has been heavily engaged with the protection of community assets. He is a driver behind:

  • The Sydney Harbour Highline project
  • Making Wendy’s Secret Garden permanent
  • Protecting Luna Park and securing its future

Ian is also the practice director of a Sydney based law firm specialising in contract related matters and competition and product liability laws.

Ian Mutton

Festival of Magic

World Festival of Magic 30th Anniversary

Our club is hosting its annual “World Festival of Magic” at the ICC Darling Harbour on Sunday, 13 December 2020. Covid19 based restrictions may mean that a pre-recorded performance will be streamed in place of a live show.

This is our third year hosting the festival for local special needs children and their families, giving them an opportunity to experience a World Class international magic show.

The event is produced by International Entertainment and marketed by Family Shows with ticket sales sponsored by the business community of Northern Sydney.

This year our major beneficiaries will be Your Side, Young Carers Program, providing support to young carers in Northern Sydney and Royal Far West providing health, education and disability services to children living in Rural and remote areas of Australia.

Find out more


Time 7:15am

Breakfast meetings

Zoom Call while COVID restrictions exist. If you want to attend click on the "Meeting and Contact Info" button in the heading and we will forward you the Meeting Id & Password.

Location: Piato Restaurant, 123 Blues Point Rd, McMahon’s Point

  • 06 Oct, Karen Hendriks - Children's Books
  • 13 Oct, Marshall Dunn - Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • 27 Oct, Ian Mutton - North Sydney Council Insights
  • 03 Nov, Jeremy Dawkins - A vision for North Sydney
  • 10 Nov, Noel Phelan - Women Sailers
  • 17 Nov, Denise Ward - Cross  Nest Centre Update
  • 24 Nov, Justin Kennedy - Medical Traumatic Stress in Children
  • 16 Dec, John Zhang - Special Children Service Centre
  • 12 Jan, Lindsay May - 2020 Sydney to Hobart

Social Dinner

Members, partners and friends all welcome

Subject  to COVID Restriction

Date: 8th December

Time: 7pm

Location: TBA

25th August

Club Forum

Location: Zoom Call while COVID restrictions exist.

normally at Piato Restaurant, 123 Blues Point Rd, McMahon’s Point

Breakfast Meetings where we discuss and agree the organisation/projects to be supported and our plans to provide resources and/or funds to achieve it.


  • 20 Oct, Club Forum & Board Meeting
  • 01 Dec, Club Forum & AGM
  • 19 Jan, Club Forum & Board Meeting

Location: Piato Restaurant, 123 Blues Point Rd, McMahon’s Point


The Club

We look forward to welcoming you.


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