Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 6, Issue 51; January 2004
Welcome to 2004! There are many issues facing the SIRA committee this year. All the usual ones of course, such as the Roads, Emergency Water and the Community vehicle. But many new ones will appear and the committee are dedicated to making our community the very best in Sydney. If you are concerned with something that is 'not quite right' in our part of the world, please feel free to contact your local committee, whether it be on the island, or one of the Western shore committees.
Finally: The ice cream recipe below is magnificent!
In this Issue:
|Energy Australia removes substations|
Energy Australia spent a number of days in December 2003 on removing the superseded and dangerous substations scattered around the island. SIRA has been working on 'persuading' Energy Australia to remove these unsightly structures for some time and it is pleasing to see that a little more of our pristine environment is returned to its natural beauty!
A little more work needs to be done by way of repairs and EA have promised to do this in late January.
Pittwater Walks for Older People
As you are probably aware, Pittwater Council has recently placed a number of public 'awareness' signs in various places around our paradise precinct. Some residents were sufficiently annoyed as to take action to remove them. This has caused some friction between SIRA and Council and has been the subject of a number of meetings and much correspondence. Below is an edited copy of the text of a recent letter from council and your committee accepts that in the interest of safety (and for legal reasons) we must accept a standardisation of the signage. However, SIRA is insisting that the signs are erected on jetty wharf sheds rather than in an indiscriminate manner on the land.
I refer to your conversations with Council’s Senior Officer for Reserves & Recreation, detailing some concerns that SIRA have with the Public Signage that has recently been erected at certain points throughout the Pittwater area, and more specifically on Scotland Island.
Your committee will continue to work to produce an equitable result for island residents.
I have a simple recipe for Ice cream which is foolproof!! (and it's very good for you ha ha!)
As part of a campaign to remove old and unwanted vehicles on Scotland Island, you are invited to submit details about your vehicles to council so that they can be removed (at a very moderate cost).
Please click on this link to notify the appropriate council officer. Click here to notify council (your message will be forwarded)
The Scotland Island Fire Brigade wishes to thank everyone for their support during the past year, and wish all offshore residents a very happy and safe new year.
As our newsletter continues to grow (nearly 600 readers) we are including some links to other nearby organisations and events that may be of interest. If you would like to contribute, please send a message to the editor by clicking here.
Local Real Estate Agents:
You can now join the Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking here. Please print the page you see and return the completed form to SIRA at this address: The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105. Please NO CASH.
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The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the Scotland Island Residents Association, or any of the associated Pittwater Offshore Resident's Committees
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