..ISLAND DAZE FESTIVAL 2019..
Opening Night Friday 1st
Saturday 2nd & Sunday
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Lovett Bay Fire Shed
Saturday 2nd November
Scotland Island Recreation
Newcomers Welcome Brunch
Community Hall 11.00-12.30
10 November 2019
Moved to the island in the last couple of
years? You’re a newcomer by island standards!
We’d love to meet you and give you the opportunity to share experiences
and chat to each other.
We’re shouting the coffee and croissants.
The focus is social but there will be ‘need to know’ information
available if you have questions.
We’ll give you a heads up about various informal social and cultural
groups and events that exist on the island
It might provide inspiration for things to do and ways to get to know
You can also help us by sharing what tips and information you think
will benefit newcomers in future .
RSVP by 6 November for catering purposes
phone 9979 3301
for more info – www.scotlandisland.org.au
WPYC Commodore's Cocktail Party
Saturday 9th November from
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Local Public Bus Services
to be Privatised:
Critics state there will be routes cut, less and poorer services
NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance announced on Thursday,
October 24th, 2019 that public bus services for the northern beaches
(and Pittwater) will be privatised.
The Government will invite the world’s leading public transport
operators, Australian and international, to bid for contracts for 13 of
Sydney’s bus contract regions over the next three years. This will
include the three remaining State Transit operated regions.
Mr Constance said a competitive tender of all Sydney metropolitan bus
contracts will enable the NSW Government to reinvest more into
delivering better services to commuters.
“We know customers want more buses, more often, as well as a mix of bus
services that cater to their needs. This includes high-frequency
services on major routes, like the B-Line, and frequent direct options
such as on-demand services for short, local trips.” Mr Constance said
“The NSW Government will engage with the private sector to transform
the current, one-size-fits-all model of service delivery, to one with
multiple service types including high-capacity routes and local and
Contracts for the three remaining State Transit Regions 7, 8*, and 9 –
covering Ryde, Gladesville, the Northern Beaches, Lower North Shore,
the CBD, and the Eastern Suburbs will be included and be put out to
tender by early 2020.
The NSW Government will continue to:
own State Transit buses and all other assets such as
regulate timetables, safety, and service priorities,
set fares as they are today, under the Opal system.
The reform will also see Sydney’s ageing diesel bus fleet replaced by
electric vehicles to reduce the impact of buses on the health and
environment of our city.
“Making the switch to an entirely electric bus fleet will deliver huge
benefits to the community in terms of reducing air and noise pollution,
as well as our incredible drivers,” Mr Constance said.
“As part of this process, we will challenge the industry to begin an
ambitious transformation of our bus fleet from particulate emitting
diesel to zero-emission buses.
“The experience of other leading European cities demonstrates that a
rapid transition to zero-emission buses is possible and I have asked
Transport for NSW to work with operators and bus suppliers to develop a
plan to transition our fleet as part of the tender process.
“Zero-emission buses are becoming the standard with the significant
environmental, health and operational cost benefits being experienced
now in cities like London, Paris and Amsterdam. As a truly global
city Sydney deserves the same.”
Mr Constance said there would be jobs for the majority of State Transit
award staff with the new operator(s), including all bus drivers and
maintenance staff, whose jobs will be guaranteed for two years. These
staff will also transfer with all their accrued entitlements such as
annual leave, sick leave, long service leave, superannuation and their
three-year travel pass.
“Today’s announcement is not a reflection on the performance of State
Transit bus drivers who have been doing an excellent job dealing with
the strong surge in passenger numbers and demanding road conditions,”
Mr Constance said.
“We expect more jobs for bus drivers to be created due to the extra
services that will be provided.
“We have started engaging with all staff and their union
representatives about today’s announcement, and will continue this
right through the tender and transition process.”
The NSW Green state the government is placing corporate profits ahead
of the needs of local residents in its sell off of the Northern Beaches
Northern Beaches Greens convenor Miranda Korzy called on local state
MPs to ensure the decision is reversed.
“Public transport should run for the benefit of the community – not so
a private company can make a buck,” Ms Korzy said.
"Forcing residents into their cars or Keoride by reducing the number of
stops on the B-line was a precursor to the sell off - so private
operators will have a minimal number of stops to service.
“Wait now to see other local services cut or fares rise – especially
those with fewer passengers, later at night or to the farther reaches
of the peninsula.”
NSW Greens Upper House MP and Transport spokesperson Abigail Boyd said
the Liberals sell-off of the three remaining publicly - operated bus
regions in Sydney spells disaster for affected communities with
commuters expected to suffer from more delays and poorer service.
“Once again the NSW Liberal-National government has put corporate
interests ahead of getting commuters to work on time,” Ms Boyd said.
“Every time this government has sold off public transport services it
has seen decreased patronage, more delays and lower commuter
“In Newcastle after the sell-off patronage dropped 7.75%. Over a year
later it’s still a disaster.”
“In the Inner West the same story played out with buses running on time
dropping from 93.5% to 90.5%.
“Yet they want to repeat this failed experiment on the Northern
Beaches, on the North Shore and in the Eastern Suburbs.
“If Andrew Constance and the Liberals were serious about busting
congestion they would be investing in our services to deliver world
class, publicly-owned, transport solutions.
“And that would mean not just flogging off our infrastructure to the
highest corporate bidder.” Ms Boyd said.
The government cited poor performance of buses run by State Transit as
justification for its decision to privatise services in the inner west
last year. Since then figures from the state’s transport agency have
shown the punctuality of buses in the inner west have worsened since
the private operator replaced State Transit.
The running of Sydney’s government-owned ferries was placed in private
hands in 2012. The government is effectively moving to privatise the
operation of the Bankstown rail line through the inner west from
Sydenham to Bankstown by converting the railway to carry single-deck
The expected announcement comes one day after local state MP's
announced an extension of services for commuters to the northern
On Wednesday Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes said route 155 services
from Bayview to Narrabeen will be extended to the Northern Beaches
Hospital, creating a new direct link from Pittwater to the Hospital via
the Wakehurst Parkway between 7am and 8pm each day.
“I am pleased we can deliver this new service which will use Wakehurst
Parkway as a scheduled public transport route for the first time,” Mr
“The 155 extension will provide more than 180 new trips each week
between Pittwater and Northern Beaches Hospital and will be an
additional option for passengers connecting to Chatswood.”
The extra B-Line services and extended route 155 will commence
operations on 17 November.
Report and photos A J Guesdon
*region eight covers the lower north shore and northern beaches.
Pittwater Online News
October 27 -
November 2, 2019: Issue 426
Visions | Serenity
Bay couple Peter and Rachel Dulson are holding their 1st
photographic Exhibition in November at a gallery in Willoughby?
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OPENING NIGHT - you're
Wednesday 13 November 6pm
Incinerator Art Space
2 Small Street, Willoughby NSW 2068
EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES
10am - 4pm 13 November
until 1 December
Closed Monday and Tuesdays
Church Point Cafe -
Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
November 3: MITCHELL ANDERSON BAND
MITCHELL ANDERSON BAND. Mitch is quite simply one of the best
white soul singers of our time. With his emotionally charged and
heartfelt performances he won the hearts of millions of people here in
Australia and around the world when he won as a top finalist on the
‘Voice’ on team Seal. Following the Voice journey he has
continued to write a number of fabulous original albums and perform
sellout shows wherever he goes. Mitch’s shows are always filled
with a frenzy of people overcome by his infectious soulful joy and who
just can’t help but get up and ‘move to that groove!!’ He always brings
with him a star-studded band including the amazing Harry Brus on Bass,
Amarnath Jones on Guitar & Keith Sullivan on Drums.
November 10: THE KATE LUSH
KATE LUSH BAND are bringing their stellar band to the Co-Op with
special guests incl. the amazing John Pennings on Trumpet! Think Soul
Anthems, Funky Blues, R&B with a dash of New Orleans Grooves.
They are bringing a whole bunch of new tunes from their U.S. #1 Roots
Music Report & #1 Aust. Blues & Roots album HEADLINE as well as
a whole bunch of songs from STEVE MILLER, JOE COCKER, KOKO TAYLOR ,
TEDESCHI TRUCKS, CLAPTON & GERRY RAFERT
Think Susan Tedeschi with a dash of Aretha’s Soul & Bonnie Raitt’s
harder rock edge. Feat: Matt Roberts – Guitar and vocals, Tony Boyd –
Drums, Darryl Walker – Bass and Wes Harder on Hammond, Keys and vocals.
November 17: THE REBECCA JOHNSON BAND
Co-Op Club is very happy to welcome back THE REBECCA JOHNSON
BAND. Rebecca is renowned for her unique bass playing technique
and has been compared to Mark King (Level 42) and Flea (The Red Hot
Chilli Peppers). Over the years she has played and toured with
numerous artists including Richard Clapton, Margaret Urlich, Ian
Moss, Ganggajang, Vanessa Amorosi Jenny Morris and many many more.
The band includes Con Settineri (drums), and James Vertley (Guitar) and
they play music for all tastes, from ‘easy listening laid back
classics’ to having the dance floor pumping with songs from 70’s funk
to today`s contemporary hits as well as some rock & roll, reggae
and latin rhythms. Songs include- Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Jon
Cleary, The Meters, Chaka Khan, John Mayer , Jessie J, Bob Marley, Macy
Gray, Prince, Joss Stone + Aussie classics, current hits and many more.
Narelle Lewis Band - Killer House Band *Bluesy Soul*
NLB! Don’t miss the The Co-Op’s sell out house band. Every month is a
full house, come and find out why! Fronted by the amazing NARELLE
LEWIS with her soulful R&B gospel blues voice covering some of her
favorite artist, from Bill Withers to Beth Hart. Narelle is backed by
Andrew Snow on guitar and vocals, Jason Smith on bass guitar, Aiden
Danser on the Nord/keys, and Chuck Bradley in the engine room. No doubt
tables will fill quickly, so grab yours & join us for a fabulous
afternoon of great music!
Waterfront Café’s Co-Op Club presents the finest live music North
side of the bridge from 3.30pm every Sunday. Come and immerse yourself
in some wonderful music by the waters edge with great friends, your
favourite beverage, some wonderful music and a huge range of delicious
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 99796633www.facebook.com/thecoopclubchurchpointwww.waterfrontstore.com.au
Join me for Yoga on Sunday
at Island Daze!
There won't be a Saturday
yoga class this weekend due to Island Daze.
But you have some good
10am in the Workshop Tent : Tai Chi with Jay
Beginners are welcome. If you've never explored the benefits tai chi,
now's your chance!
10am in the Workshop Tent: Yoga with Nadine
A gentle practice - pranayama and restorative poses to recover from
Saturday night boogie.
Plus lots of other great activities to explore!
workshops this weekend will be free if you have already donated to
crowd funding (you can get your wrist band on the day) or $25 per
family for the whole weekend.
If you are coming to yoga, bring your own mat as we'll have a limit on
those we have to share.
Hope you can join us!
See you there
November Workshops on
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Sailing Yacht ‘Free Spirit’ for
She is currently on a private mooring close
to Bells and if you are interested I can arrange a viewing.
Oﬀshore residents may be eligible to
inherit the mooring.
Please contact Markus on email@example.com
or 0473 435 690 for more information.
- 1991 Hartley Cape Bay 45
- If you are looking for a comfortable live-aboard
cruiser then Free Spirit should most deﬁnitely be on the list.
- Huge living space with plenty of storage and hanging
- Large forward vee berth with separate toilet and
- The galley is well designed and laid out and the
saloon is spacious for entertaining guests.
- The timber work throughout is in great condition, as
is the Mitsubishi 60hp engine with only 450 hours.
- There is ample power with 9 x batteries, 4 x house, 3
x start and 2 for the anchor winch.
- Charging is covered with 600w solar panels.
- LED lighting throughout ensures low consumption.
- She has a large comfortable cockpit with solid dodger
- Extensive maintenance and enhancement documentation
The Local Guide
Scotland Island Web Site - www.scotlandisland.org.au
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page - click to go to Page
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 - http://www.sirfb.org.au
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
Photo Gallery - offshore
|Scotland Island Residents
Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Island Emergency Non-potable Water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map & Contacts
Island & Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Please call 02 9979 7856 or
- Long Day Care at The Island Kindy in Catherine
- Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Times: 8.00am - 6.00pm
- Before & After School Care
- 8.00am until walked to school ferry - collected
from school ferry until
- Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on
- Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Island Community Hall Bookings: Lucy Gregg M: 0424 233
674 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittwater Online News - http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
|Tick Fact Sheet
Waitlist (Tennis User Group) - Application Form
Services, Clubs & Accommodation
of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk -
Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
| Justice of the Peace - Lexie
Le Blang 0418399674 or
Justice of the Peace - Graham
Stenner - 0407216405
|Justice of the Peace - Carolyn
Milani - 0409914699
Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079
Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au
Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02
9997 1022 http://www.rpayc.com.au/
Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or
Youth Hostel - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Service - "No job too small" - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community
sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239
212 - email@example.com
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call
Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council
with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
purification system installed for offshore homes:
Call Juliette 0418349448
Solicitor - Rachel
Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Domestic Cleaner - Kath - 0405097424 - email@example.com
Building Design and
Drafting Services - Samuela Madej – Murphy ph.
Architect / Drafting / 3D sketches /
Council submissions services - Sabrina Phillips, NSW Architect
0426223407 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tissue & Swedish Massage - Mona 0490701213
Island Based Cleaner - Uses predominantly
Organic & Natural Products - Mona 0490701213
Broken Bay Barges
& Sydney Commercial Diving Services - Brent
Taylor - 0409 269 404 - email@example.com
J&M Property Care - Jamie -
0488665 685, Michelle - 0402 942 063 - Brochure - firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406 483 036 email@example.com
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils,
acrylics and mixed media - Marion 0431 457 431
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
Outdoor Circuit Training Classes on
Scotland Island - Lowri Dwyer
- 0450 201 650 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email
Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @
Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891,
Airlines, Buses and Railways
Island Tides, Moon phases, Sunrise & Sunset
for Sydney (128k circle)
Emergency Contact Numbers
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
|Police Assistance Line
||13 1444 or 9281 0000
|Broken Bay Water Police
||9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
| Scotland Island Rural Fire
Bay Rural Fire Service
Bay Rural Fire Service
Beach Rural Fire Service
Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills
|NSW Fire Service General
Information 9265 2999
|Rural Fire Service General
|State Emergency Service,
||13 25 00 9486 3399
|National Parks & Wildlife
Service: 000, general information
|Dept of Community Services:
||131 388, (ah) 131 909
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