SI Rural Fire
SI Fire Brigade Matters
Up Australia Day
Reference Group Report
Bradley - Nostlagica
Women's Day Variety Night
Identity & Beyond Exhibition
Pontoon Fix ?
Boat to Rent ?
Local Contact Guide
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Scotland Island Rural
AGM - Sunday 3 March
Island Rural Fire Brigade
We have our AGM on Sunday
3rd March at the fireshed at 2.0pm
Training is in the morning
from 9.0am untill midday, followed by lunch at 12.30.
children and guests are welcome.
We have successfully attracted a number of new active members over the
last few months who will undergo training and assessment, we
would like to see even more potential new active members giving us the
level of personel required for an effecient brigade.
If you think you can make the committment to active membership contact
details are below or talk to any member of the brigade, or come and see
us at training on Sunday, meet the other members and see and
talk about the equipment at the station.
David Wardman SIRFB
Clean Up Australia Day is here again
Sunday, March 3, 2013
has registered Scotland Island to participate once again!
This event encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to
their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a
difference to their local environment
If you would like to help out, either by grabbing a bag and filling it,
or helping to supervise activities, please email email@example.com
to put your name on the list.
Come down to your nearest Wharf to collect a bag between the hours of
9am and 12.00pm. Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, sensible clothes
and footwear – and don’t forget to bring some water too!
his crew will be out on the Laurel Mae to collect material.
Scotland Island Players
present, on the 3rd and 4th weekends of March, (15/16th, and
22nd/23rd), in the Community Hall, a rollicking comedy `The Hallelujah
Cast: Tracey Smith, Lizzie Brand, Lyn Savage, Kerry Borthwick, Cheryl
Wagner and Betsi Beem, with David Wagner-McCullough and Andy Moy. (Two
virgins there, - can you pick them?)
Director: Bob Bolton
Tickets: $20 each, bookable (&collectable) from Rosemary &
Colin, at Scotland Island Lodge, 9979 3301, or from David W-M (`Wags')
lots of evenings at the Point, and from Annette R, if she ever comes
Early posters saying `BYO'
are incorrect. The Kindy committee will operate refreshments on
the balcony, so support a worthy cause. We seek all folk who have
previously been involved in SIP productions to come along to the
premiere, Friday 15th, when we will have, when the cast emerges after
the show, chicken sandwiches and 1 free glass of bubbly to all
ticketholders (+cast and crew)
Like `Caravan', `Anyone for Tennis?', `Rocky Horror Show', `Open for
Inspection', `Goose!' and `Jealousy & Lust on the Island', - a
great fun night is promised.
renowned island artist David Wardman
David will be holding a watercolour workshop in the Kangaroo Valley on
the 16th March.
A one day workshop suitable for beginners and those wanting to gain
more insight and experience. An intensive but highly enjoyable process
aimed at raising the skills and confidence
of the participant.
A wonderfull location in the deepest part of the rich countryside of
the Upper Kangaroo River.
for details see www.studiodairy.com.au
(image woody point)
Natural Environment Reference Group
from Alan Yuille
I have been WPCA rep on the Council's
Natural Environment Reference Group since it commenced about 6 years
Di Campbell and Sharon Kinneson are Scotland Island's reps.
The group meets once every 3 months, which perhaps makes continuity
difficult, but we have investigated various environmental issues,
including flood studies, community gardens, Warriewood
development, Last November we looked at the investigation
into Water birds and estuarine birds in Pittwater. Yesterday we
looked an a revised approach to /waste management.
The last two meetings were extremely productive.
WATER BIRD STUDY
The investigation called Pittwater Waterbird Habitat; Survey and
Mapping given at the November was very detailed. The survey was
taken by K. Brandis, H. Watson and S. Ryall from the Australian
Wetlands and River Centre from the University of N.S.W. It is dated
The survey studied Waterbirds, shorebirds, habitat requirements,
migratory behaviour, the Australasian Flyway. and management issues
including threats to these birds.
I would recommend the study to any one in our community interested in
our water birds.
Most of the Pittwater shoreline was studied including the north
and south shore of Scotland Island and the sandy flats in Elvina,
Lovett, Little Lovett and Morning(Towler's) Bays, Treharne cove, The
Basin and Mackeral Beach, McCarr's Creek.
Pittwater Water Birds face several threats.
A major present threat is disturbance during foraging and
breeding. The major issue here is that the birds are frightened,
mainly by dogs running on the shoreline, frightening, chasing, very
rarely catching the birds on the sandy flats or in the water.
While it is illegal to let birds run on any Pittwater beaches, with the
exception of two designated beaches, many of us delight in the sight of
dogs frolicking in the water, chasing waves and seagulls.
Unfortunately the birds see it otherwise.
The problem will be exacerbated with sea level changes. (Sydney sea
level has already risen about 100mm since the1920s and is rising at an
increasing rate, according to Prof. Andrew Short in his book on
Sea level is likely to rise faster than sand and sediment will
accumulate to form new habitats, so reduced habitats will become
increasingly important for sea birds.
If we value the birds we can act to protect their habitats and foraging
Here is the link to access the survey online. This page provides a
summary and a link to the PDF document. http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/waterbirds
Pittwater Council is working with Manly, Warrigah and Mosman, (SHOROC)
to increasingly harvest valuable materials from waste and reduce land
Robina Bramich gave a presentation yesterday on the SHOROC
initiatives. It seems we will soon have co-mining of
recyclables, papers and containers, plus harvesting of green waste and
compostable kitchen waste. I am not sure how this will affect
offshore communities where many of us compost all kitchen waste, and
the Bays have no Green Waste collection.
On February 25, Robina and some community reps will be travelling with
the Garbage barge to see issues relating to offshore garbage
collection, with emphasis on Scotland Island.
She can arrange for similar voyages for the Western Shores, should we
She is also arranging for two more recycling bins for South Elvina
Alan George Yuille
of PASADENA Development Application
Town Planners, Boston Blyth Fleming, have lodged Development
Application N0021/13 for the Pasadena with Pittwater Council.
Written comments on the proposal should be forwarded to Council by
March 18, 2013.
The application and relevant documents can be viewed in full on the
Council website MasterView 2.0 Application Master
The plans and documents are also available for inspection at Council
"Live Life" in
historical walk and internet training are just part of a host of free
activities taking place in Pittwater during March for this year’s
Mayor Jacqueline Townsend said that as a commitment to older residents,
Pittwater Council would be supporting Seniors Week throughout March.
The theme for this year is ‘Live Life’ and the Council’s Community
Development Coordinator Melinda Hewitt said that the range of events on
offer will give participants a chance to do exactly that!
“We have a mix of groups such as seniors clubs and community
organisations working with us to provide free activities that will
offer something for everyone,” said Ms Hewitt.
“One of the highlights of this year’s program is an open day at the
Nelson Heather Centre with a fun fashion parade and a chance to sample
a delicious two-course lunch provided by the Northern Beaches Food
Service,” she said.
Some of the other activities include:
The Pittwater Seniors Week program is available free-of-charge from
Council’s customer service centres, libraries and community centres and
can be downloaded at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/seniorsweek
- A free stress-relieving yoga session at the Nelson
Heather Centre on Monday 11 March from 10am to 11am. Bookings
essential: 8877 5304.
- Small group sessions for internet training will take
place at Mona Vale Library starting Monday 18 March. Bookings
essential: 9970 1600.
- A free tour and workshop at ‘Reverse Garbage’ -
Australia’s largest creative reuse centre. Tuesday 19 March from 10am
to 3pm. Bookings essential: 9970 1194.
- The golden age of cinema with a screening of The Band
Wagon starring Fred Astaire on Wednesday 20 March from 1.30pm to 4pm.
Hosted by U3A. Enquiries: 9982 6181.
- Fun sessions by U3A including a behind-the-scenes
look at the successful TV series Skippy the superstar and a chance to
explore the history of theatre. Enquiries: 9982 3450.
- A trip to the beautiful Pittwater YHA overlooking
Morning Bay on Thursday 21 March. Enjoy a morning tea and the chance to
win an afternoon of kayaking by sharing a memorable travel story.
Enquiries: 9999 5748.
- Sailing for beginners with Sailability Pittwater on
Wednesday 3 April from 1pm to 4pm. Crew with an experienced sailor in a
safe and unsinkable dinghy. Enquiries: 9451 9074.
For details of events across NSW visit www.nswseniorsweek.com.au
For more information about Seniors Week in Pittwater call 9970 1181.
Join the Compost
part of a revolutionary new way of teaching residents about composting.
Complete a 15 minute online tutorial and you’ll receive up to 70%
off the recommended price of either a worm farm or compost bin, plus
other great giveaways.
Click here to join up.
An Inspiring Movie
Pittwater residents are invited to a free screening of the movie Waste
Not at the Coastal Environment Centre on Friday 1 March from 6.30pm.
Event organiser Jo Tulau said the award-winning documentary film
advocates local, practical solutions for ‘transforming the mountains of
stuff we throw away into something valuable again’.
Ms Tulau said that Waste Not shows that recycling isn’t just something
that we should agree with in principle, but a way of creating a fairer
and healthier world.
“After the screening, participants are invited to share some
refreshments and an informal discussion about the movie and its
message,” said Ms Tulau.
“The session provides a great opportunity for the community to come
together and share their ideas on how we can reduce our impact on the
environment,” added Ms Tulau.
Waste Not is directed by Ruth Hessey and shows what keeps a 21st
century metropolis like Sydney clean and sparkling.
According to Ms Hessey, on a day to day level our sparkling urban
lifestyle is made possible by an army of people who deal with our
garbage for us.
In Waste Not we meet some of them: Catherine who works at a massive
paper recycling factory, Ben the ex-footy player who supervises the
inner city garbage runs of the city's south and Bisso, a refugee from
Sudan who sorts through massive piles of household garbage eight hours
Waste Not also delves into the science behind the most innovative
thinking on recycling in the world today. This includes hearing from
the head of development at the CSIRO who talks about creating a new
economic approach based on zero waste and maximum resource efficiency.
Bookings for this free event are essential; online at
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cecbookings For more information call
1300 000 232.
The Coastal Environment Centre is located at Lake Park Road, North
Bradley - Nostlagica
at Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Come and see the photographer at works as he creates the images
Details of dates and talks can be found in the accompanying poster....
image to load flyer....
by Peter Rees
Over 10,000 Australians served with Bomber Command, a highly trained
band of elite flyers who undertook some of the most dangerous
operations of World War II. Stretched to breaking point, nearly 3500
died in the air. Their bravery in extreme circumstances has barely been
Date: Tuesday 30
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
$6.00 Concession - Pensioners and Students (passes must be shown)
Payment within 3 days of booking
& Variety Night Friday 8th March
We are very excited to announce that this year we will be holding a MUSIC HALL VARIETY NIGHT
at the Scotland Island Hall to celebrate International Women's Day
which falls on Friday 8th March.
Doors will open at 7pm and entry is $20 - all profits going to So They
Can, a locally supported charity which aids communities in Africa to
end the cycle of poverty through education and micro finance schemes.
We encourage you to bring your poetry, song, dance, anecdote about an
impressive lady you know, or otherwise unusual talent, and share it
with us! Names of willing participants will be taken at the door. This
is a BYO event. We will be serving an eclectic variety of delicious
finger food throughout the night, this is included in the entry fee.
Bookings can be made by contacting me, Jackie, on 0415 159 178 or by
- booking is not compulsory but will greatly assist with our catering.
We are also seeking assistance with pre-catering, as well as donations
of items or services for our lucky door prizes.
Please contact me as above to discuss.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing you at this event!
0415 159 178
Asparagus Out weekend
is invited to join the “Asparagus Out weekend” working on the mornings
of 6 and 7 April at Morning Bay in areas nearby the Pittwater YHA.
Offshore persons can meet at the hostel at 8 am. Remember the usual
long pants, long sleeve shirt, gardening gloves, insect repellent etc –
bush regeneration equipment provided.
Morning tea and bbq lunch also provided each day
Call Michael or Sarah at the hostel for further information -
phone number on attached flyer.
Please spread the word to mainlanders that they can stay overnight at
the hostel as per the details in the colour flyer.
Hope to see you there,
Sarah and Michael
to the Editor
black mother chook
We bought some fertilised eggs for our broody hen and one of the chicks
hatched about 7 weeks ago. They have been a lovely sight wandering
around the garden together, with her very proud of her new baby! But
alas, a dog (the culprit is known to us) that was not on a lead on
Sunday 24th February chased her and she has now disappeared. Presumably
dead and the chick is an orphan!
I have pleaded, before, for people to walk their dogs on leads,
especially when they pass our place. But it has happened again! Next
time an incident happens I will notify the relevant authorities.
invited to attend Australian Identity & Beyond Exhibition
Island artist Eunice McAllister is a participating artist.
An inclusive multicultural and sexuality diverse community exhibition
showcasing artworks from across New South Wales, Interstate and
overseas. Open to all members of the community the exhibition and
events will link our diverse communities regardless of race, sexuality,
gender, age, colour or creed. Breaking down discrimination and
isolation due to language, sexuality, gender or a disability.
The MUSE Gallery – Ultimo TAFE. Building C, Ground floor Maryanne
Wednesday 20 March 2013 – LOVE & RESPECT Youth event, 5pm to 7.30pm
Thursday 21 March 2013 – Australian Identity & Beyond Exhibition
launch, 5pm to 7.30pm
Friday 22 March 2013 – FIRST MEMORY International event, 5pm to 7.30pm
Saturday 23 March 2013 – ART & MUSIC acknowledging and supporting
individuals with disabilities, 11am to 3.00pm
Proudly supported by TAFE NSW- Sydney Institute Ultimo College, Pride
in Colour, Ultimo Community Centre, Chinese Seniors Group and
Australian Iranian Community Organisation.
A First Aid Kit that was placed at Cargo for the Clean Up has gone
It was put on a log early 26th and gone the following morning.
It would be really nice if it was returned!
Description: St John’s Ambulance First Aid Kit, black box with
white top displaying green cross, valued at $400.00 and recently
purchased for OH&S during General Clean Up.
02 9979 5853
0418 220 107
House sitting or rental property - Short term
We are residents in Clareville and are seriously considering relocating
to the western forshores. However we would like to live over there for
a few months first.
Therefore we'd ideally like to house sit a waterfront (preferably) or
rent if necessary.
We are pet friendly, middle aged couple with a lot of boat experience.
We"d like to do this move as soon as possible but are flexible with
dates and arrangements.
Good references from offshore friends available if required.
Please call Richard or Meredith 9973 2345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A working professional
couple in their 40's offering to housesit for a long time period.
We love pets and are very 'handy' at general repairs.
We are responsible, tidy and have many references available.
Please contact Marianne 04372 33 545 or email: email@example.com
Can you fix a sinking pontoon?
Could anyone recommend a good person/company to fix a sinking pontoon?
I have tried to fill it with expanding foam, but it is still
Child's bed for sale on island - includes desk,
drawers and under-bed storage, mattress not included $100 o.n.o.
to rent for about a month?
Our boat sunk today and we were warned that the insurance case may drag
on for at least a month before we can have our boat back. If you have a
boat which you don't need for the next four weeks, we would be happy to
pay rent for it.
The boat will be parked at our private, deep water jetty on the island,
and in a secure, dedicated berth at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.
The boat would need to cater for a minimum of at least three adults (or
two adults and two small children.
If you have a small boat to sell, then we are interested, as well.
Please contact us on 0410 499 734.
Robert & Derry
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Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
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here to download
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or email@example.com
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursdays - 0421762236 email@example.com
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Mediterranean
cooking - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am 0402 752465 firstname.lastname@example.org
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma email@example.com
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, firstname.lastname@example.org
a capella choir
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Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
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Island Rural Fire Brigade
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