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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

December 14, 2019

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater






Submissions & Survey for the Pasadena PSA liquor licence (submissions close Jan 1, 2020)

The Present - The Pasadena is a licensed restaurant with a capacity for up to 164 people

The Future - The Pasadena has applied to Liquor and Gaming NSW for Primary Service of Alcohol (PSA) Liquor License with the capacity to serve 350 patrons, with extended hours Monday to Saturday from 5am to 12am (midnight) and Sundays 10am to 10pm.

A PSA License allows patrons to purchase alcohol without needing to buy food and can be served both inside and outside the restaurant (similar to a beer garden)

Click here to access the Background Information and Details

What you can do

  1. Do your own submission to the Liquor & Gaming NSW (most important) – see below

  2. Complete the 1-minute confidential survey NOW, so that SIRA can be better ascertain the views  of the community in order for SIRA to make a more informed submission itself
Click here to go to the 1 Minute SIRA Survey

To make a submission either:

  1. Email your comments to submissions.licensing@liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au, referencing application 1-7616999608, …. OR
  2. If you wish to make a more formal submission click on this form, fill it out (referencing application 1-7616999608) and either email it to  submissions.licensing@liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au, or mail it to “The Board Liquor and Gaming at GPO Box 2060, Sydney, NSW, 2001”,  …. OR
  3. Write your own letter to above address (referencing application 1-7616999608)
Please cc the following in your submissions:
  SIRA - secretary@sira.org.au
  Northern Beaches Council council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
  Northern Beaches Councillors councillors@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
If you have a view on this PSA application, it is important that you make a response by 1st of January

Bushfire Support

Vegetation Collection

Pick up is on Tuesday, 17 December, 2019


Residents of Scotland Island communities

Further to the work undertaken to reduce fine fuel in your community, Council is working with URM who will be
delivering a vegetation collection to Scotland Island next week.

What do you need to do?
  1. Present your vegetation in tied bundles or a hard-sided container. (as per image above)
    Material presented in plastic, hessian bags, cardboard or foam boxes and untied bundles, will not be collected.

  2. Place your vegetation in the road reserve outside your property for collection

  3. Ensure a three-metre gap is left on the road to allow trucks to collect the vegetation

  4. Pick up is on Tuesday, 17 December, 2019.  Please put your vegetation out by the evening of Monday, 16 December, 2019.
Who can I ask for more information?

For more details contact Scotland Island Residents Association Cass Gye on 0418 220 107 or Northern Beaches Council Natasha Schultz 9976 1590.

For the latest information on the bushfires, visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

Kath Mckenzie
Executive Manager Community Engagement & Communications logo
Community Engagement & Communications

Dear Resident,

Bushfire risks for Scotland Island residents – being prepared

The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade is hosting a Community Meeting on Sunday 15th December at 10am at the Fire Station. All residents are invited to attend.
We will provide an update on:
  • The outlook for the current fire season and bushfires currently burning that could affect our community
  • The importance of having a Bushfire Survival Plan
  • The triggers for enacting your Bushfire Survival Plan – emergency broadcasts, Fires Near Me, Social Media etc
  • How to prepare your family
  • How to prepare your home
  • How to prepare your pets
  • Relocation and evacuation options
This is an important meeting and we encourage all residents to attend.

In the meantime, we strongly encourage all residents to make use of the collection service offered by Council. This is an important opportunity to reduce the fine fuel load on your property and reduce the risk of bushfire. We recommend you act immediately to do this and place the bags out for collection on the roadside by Wednesday 11th December. Remember though, this is just one of many things you should do to prepare your property and it’s not a once off activity!

This RFS brochure provides details of the other things you should also be considering.  Bushfire and Your Home

We hope to see you and your family on Sunday 15th December at 10am at the Fire Station.

If you have any immediate questions please contact the station by email sirfb@sirfb.org.au or by phone 9999 4404.


Peter Lalor

Community Vehicle Xmas Notice


Community Vehicle Fare Notice

Revised Community Vehicle Fares for 2020

NBC Logo

Council Meeting Reports and Outcomes




    Offshore Climate Action Xmas Picnic

    Catherine Park at 6pm on Wed 18th Dec

    Join us for a Sustainable Picnic/BBQ in Catherine Park at 6pm on Wed 18th Dec.

    Have a chat about climate solutions over vegetarian food and a glass of wine.
    Zero single use plastic, zero food waste to landfill!
    Bring a (reusable) plate, cup, cutlery....

    If the smoke is super thick that day, we'll cancel.

    For further info, or to get on the mailing list for the action group, call or text Jess on 0422474279.

    Pittwater Carols Afloat

    Thursday 19 December 7pm at Lovett Bay,

    then onto Church Point Wharf from 8.30pm


    South West Lovett Bay Coastcare

    Media Release

    Fare increase

    Seeds for propagation
    Morning Tea
    First meeting of SWLBC Committee
    All welcome

    Scotland Island Fire Brigade Goodwill XMAS Lunch


    December 25th from Midday at the fire shed

    To help us with the catering please RSVP by 18th December at the latest


    Booking is essential !

    Contact Nathalie 0419 432460 or nathalie@muir.net

    Sewpro Pty Ltd

    Christmas Holiday Closure

    Dear valued customer,

    Many thanks for your support throughout 2019, I will be on leave from 21st Dec 2019 and be back on board 8th Jan 2020.

    Merry Christmas!!
    Steve Blackwood

    Interest in Green Commuter Boat at Tennis

    Does anyone know whom does this boat belong to?

    It has been floating around at tennis for a few months, looking like it has not been used since it was put there.
    If you are the owner, would you like to sell it?

    Please contact Quentin at this number: 0411 965 015

    Please Keep Roadside Clear on RIchard Road - East of Bell Steps

    Monday AM 16th December

    Please DO NOT PARK on the roadside East of Bell steps on Monday morning as 2 removalist trucks will require access there,  and Hilda Ave road for turning.


    Many thanks
    Chuck Bradley

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