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|Clean Out Collection April 18 @ Mona
oil, chemicals, etc
was a notice in the Manly Daily - Clean Out Collection April 18 @ Mona
Vale - for people with things like paint, oil, chemicals, etc. that did
not go in the Clear Out.
Also, the Pittwater Council website has a link to Local Services, which
includes Waste/Litter information that is pertinent and useful for
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Boste at the Scotland Island Fire Shed
night, 18 April, starting 8:00pm
Don’t forget, singer/songwriter, Cyndi Boste, will be appearing at the
Scotland Island Fire Shed on Saturday night, 18 April, starting
The island’s own band, the Flaming Doghouse, will also be appearing
The bar will be open.
Not to be missed!
9:00 am Monday
and Wednesdays (starting 20th April)
Pilates is a series of exercises designed to….
- Tone, lengthen and sculpt muscles
- Protect back, hips and knees from injury
- Strengthen Pelvic Floor muscles
Classes are being held at the Scotland Island Hall
- Improve static and moving posture
9:00 am Monday and Wednesdays (starting 20th April)
(I hr class including meditation)
$15 per session
Classes also being held in Mona Vale
7c Waratah Street (contours studio)
7:30 pm Wednesdays, 12:30 pm Saturdays
For more information go to www.belladonnafitness.com
Or call Patrice Corrie 0408 707 679
TAX UPDATE – APRIL 2009
The Waterfront Action Group, our mainland colleagues, have had enough.
They have retained lawyers to represent all willing members in a
possible class action to recover over-payments they say they have been
charged for 5 years.
The major argument is that the Department of Lands has not been fairly
applying the formula suggested by the IPART. They have reviewed the
statutory land value (SLV) each year but have not reviewed the rate of
return on rental properties (ROR) since 1994. Accordingly, the jetty
rental and rental for other uses of public land have rocketed up. If
the rate of return had been reviewed each year WAG claims the public
land rent would be substantially lower.
They are asking for support in this venture from the offshore
community. Attached are several communiqués from the group.
While this is not our primary argument, that of equity, we do have real
sympathy for our onshore colleagues. They too have been stymied by an
implacable Government Department which appears to defend its policies
regardless of the merit of the argument. Furthermore, any success they
have in court would bring rentals down for us all.
In the light of the very real benefits that all jetty guardians would
receive if they are successful, please take some time to read this
material and consider their request.
Any questions or news please call Lesley, Paul or Greg.
Pittwater representatives of the Home Access Association (HAA)
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 9979 9477
E: email@example.com T: 9979 9667
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 9979 5228
ALL NEW AT NEWPORT CENTRE
Pittwater Mayor Cr David James will officially open the Newport
Community Centre at 11-13 The Boulevarde, Newport on Monday 20 April
The centre combines community space for exhibitions, a meeting room,
public tennis courts, a park and playground. The centre also houses the
Northern Beaches Family Day Care offices.
The Council’s Community Services Manager Lindsay Godfrey said that the
design of the centre incorporated a number of environmentally-friendly
features to help reduce its carbon footprint and make it cheaper to
“The new building maximises natural light and cross ventilation, known
as ‘passive solar design’ and sunlight is controlled in the building by
the use of eaves and adjustable shades,“ he said.
“Other eco-features include the solar panels on the roof, rainwater
tanks, waterless urinals and sensor taps.
“Materials from the former women’s bowling club building have also been
recycled wherever possible,“ said Mr Godfrey.
Mayor David James said the Council was pleased with the design of the
building and the surrounding landscaping. “The grounds include
sculptures that really add to the building’s overall attractiveness,”
“This is a fantastic new community facility for our residents. It
offers a wide selection of activities and events to choose from
including arts and crafts, health and fitness, dance, martial arts,
personal development and tennis coaching.
Mayor James said that the new community centre and other upgrades meant
that Newport was becoming a more enticing place for both residents and
Although the community centre is already quite heavily booked for
meetings, tennis court hire and children’s parties, bookings are still
being taken through to the end of the year.
The public is also welcome to visit the centre on the same day (Monday
20 April) between 2pm and 4pm to take a look at the new facilities.
For more information about hiring the centre, call 9970 1156 or visit
Media contact: Lindsay Godfrey, Pittwater Council, Ph: 9970
PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY NEWPORT UNVEILED
The first stage of the Newport shopping centre upgrade has been
completed with commissioning of new signalised pedestrian crossings.
Pittwater Council contractors have finished construction of a 3 metre
central landscaped median, installation of three new pedestrian
signalised crossings, new pedestrian refuges and traffic signals in
Barrenjoey Road and adjoining streets.
Project manager James Payne said that the Council and RTA would monitor
changes to traffic flow over the next three months to ensure that
traffic runs smoothly.
The main changes to traffic flow and pedestrian access are:
Two new sets of pedestrian lights at Coles Parade and Robertson Road
A revised traffic flow arrangement at Seaview Avenue and The Boulevarde
servicing the local community.
All pedestrian lights being synchronised to reduce delays to traffic
The retention of two-way traffic flow in Bramley Lane from the car park
to Ross Street, following community feedback.
A morning-only parking restriction in Seaview Avenue approaching
Barrenjoey Road to help improve traffic flow.
Mr Payne said Sydney Buses had agreed on the location of the new bus
stops along both sides of Barrenjoey Road, with the endorsement of the
Newport Chamber of Commerce and approval from the RTA.
One bus stop is located next to the Caltex service station on the
southbound side of Barrenjoey Road and the other at the site of the
former newsagency near the Council’s project office on the northbound
Mr Payne said the second stage of the Newport upgrade, which will focus
on landscaping of the footpath areas, will begin in April after the
“The landscaping is an all-important phase of the upgrade and will help
bring Newport’s retail centre back to life,” he said.
For more information about the Newport project visit
TO SALE OF NEWPORT LAND
Pittwater Council has agreed to negotiate the sale of the land it owns
at Foamcrest Avenue in Newport to Fabcot Pty Ltd, the property division
of the Woolworths supermarket chain.
The Council voted at its meeting of 2 March 2009 to proceed with a
negotiated sale of the Council-owned land for an agreed price of $4.55
million plus GST. In addition, Woolworths will provide a further 56
publicly owned car parking spaces in perpetuity at no cost to the
Council reports relating to the sale have been released to the public
and can be viewed on the Council’s website at
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/sale_of_Newport_site Copies are also available
at Council’s customer service centres and libraries at Mona Vale and
Avalon and have been provided to local community groups such as the
Newport Progress Association and Newport Chamber of Commerce.
The sale of the land has been negotiated with Fabcot, subject to a
successful rezoning and development application for the site to
accommodate a ‘full-line’ Woolworths supermarket including a
delicatessen, seafood, boutique shops and a public car park.
Currently, two thirds of the site at 15-17 and 25-27 Foamcrest Avenue
Newport is owned by the Council, with the remaining one third owned by
Fabcot Pty Ltd. The Council issued an expression of interest document
in 2007 to seek an integrated development of its land and subsequent
redevelopment of the whole site.
The Council’s General Manager Mark Ferguson said it was important the
site was developed in a sympathetic way to encourage business growth
and local employment opportunities.
He said the sale would be negotiated after the Council agreed to give
owners consent to Woolworths to seek a rezoning application for the
He said the Council would not be responsible for the final
determination of the rezoning application or any development
application, due to its interest in the site.
“The rezoning application will be determined by the NSW Minister for
Planning and any development application will be determined by a joint
regional planning panel under recent changes to NSW planning law,” he
“Currently, 56 car spaces are available on the Council-owned portions
of the site, but any car park could accommodate up to 300 vehicles for
general public use”.
Mr Ferguson said approximately half of the car parking would be owned
by Woolworths, with the balance owned by the Council.
“The exact number of car spaces and final design of the development
will not be known until a rezoning application is approved by the
Minister and a development application is decided,” he said.
Mr Ferguson said a decision on rezoning the site and a development
application could take up to 12 months to be decided.
He added that a development currently taking place next to the
Foamcrest Avenue site was an unrelated project by a private property
Media contact: Mark Ferguson, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1105
in the Hall
Mino Francis is continuing her Anusara Yoga classes on the Island
Starting date: Thursday 16 April 2009
Time: 7pm - 8:30:
(please try to be there a few minutes early to set up your mats etc so
that we can start on time)
Location: Scotland Island Community Hall
Cost for class: $200 if you pay for 10 weeks OR pay casually - $22 per
Yoga mat, blankets, strap and block hire: $2 per class
If you have any questions, call Carol Floyd on 9997 2035 or 0407 066
or Mino Francis on 0421 762236.
You can also check out Mino's style of teaching on
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a casual attendee or are able to
commit to the full 10 weeks
Wanted to share a 4 bedroom house with working and studying other
female, rent at $225 each, from May 11, all furnished except own bedroom
Contact Amanda A.S.A.P.
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