Island Buggie Enduro
executive will be making a final decision at their next meeting on a
proposal to run a Scotland Island Buggie Enduro later in the year.
proposal put forward by ex-locals Constance Helmsly and Rodney Alderton
describe the unusual event as a Le Mans style 8 Hour Buggie Race around
Scotland Island, with a twist.
The following description from the proposal best sums up this
event....."The 8 hour endurance race around the island will be for two
classes of buggie entry; electric and normally aspirated vehicles.
There will be age restrictions and a minimum of 2 drivers per team
allowed, more if required. The race will start with a Le Mans style
beginning where the drivers
race on foot to their buggies before racing around
the island in clockwise direction for the first four
hours, and then in an anticlockwise direction for the final 4 hours. At
the 4 hour mark precisely, and no matter where buggies are on the
they will turn around and proceed in the opposite direction for the
of the race. The 8 hour race will have 4 pit stops allowing for
compulsory driver changes
and refuelling/battery changes etc. Winners will be the teams that have
completed the most number of laps over all, for each of the classes.
The race will begin in a clockwise direction starting on Fireshed
Straight (Robertson Street below the Fireshed) where the pits and crew
will be located; at the end
of the straight a hard right-hander leads onto a short uphill straight
of Kevin Ave then into a narrow uphill left-hander and onto the well
known Thompson St Gradient. The course continues past the highest point
in the race along Thompson Street then sweep down and to the right in a
high speed off-camber corner that decends towards Harold Ave on what is
locally known as Heartbreak Hill; halfway down the hill a hard
right-hander is taken, then a sweeping uphill left-hand corner (The
Essess) leads along Thompson Street
through the gully before coming to a slippery off-camber right-hand
plunges down the Cecil Street and onto Richard Road via a hard
right-hand bend; this leads onto the relatively flat and high speed
section all the way along Richard Road to the tricky dipping
right-hander onto Robertson Road just above Cargo Wharf. Following
Robertson Road the course continues on and down
towards Quarterdeck Corner via a soft sweeping right-hand corner at
Bend, and then onto a long straight and down past the Community Hall
finally finishing with a soft hairpin bend back onto Fireshed Straight
and onto the finish line......"
Association President indicated a keen interest in the
venture and praised Constance and Rodney
in coming up with such a unique idea. He added.."it would
further enhances the island's notoriety for holding really out of the
races"... which of course references the famous Scotland Island Dog
The race is proposed to be run in the latter part of the year, with a
to be confirmed following community consultation and meetings with all
stakeholders - details to follow.
Further organisational details and interim application forms can be
viewed HERE or online at con-rod.com
Daylight Saving Ends 2 April 2017
Turn Your Clock Back 1 hour
Daylight saving will end in NSW on Sunday,
2 April 2017 when clocks go back one hour at 3:00am.
by SIOCS - The Scotland
In line with its focus on connecting children with nature, SIOCS (known
as The Island Kindy) happily accepted a generous offer from SIRA to
undertake the construction of Elsie Track in exchange for part of a
Read All about it HERE or click on image above
School Holiday Workshops Meredith Rasdall
To book for these school holiday workshops
please phone 0402 121 184
Peninsula Music Club 2017 Concert
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Advisory Group Helps Improve Church Point
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Beaches Council and the Church Point Project Aesthetic Advisory Group
are working together to modify the new carpark design to be more
recessive and fit in with the surrounding local environment.
Northern Beaches Deputy General Manager, Ben Taylor said the
collaborative approach would provide a better visual outcome for the
“Council has been working with the Aesthetic Advisory Group, along with
the offshore and onshore communities at Church Point to find the best
possible outcomes for the area, which will deliver a far better result
for everyone involved,” Mr Taylor said.
The Church Point Aesthetic Advisory Group is a group of volunteer
design professionals from the local community and includes Cathy
Kubany, Roberta Conroy, Lizzie Hazelwood, Michael Wiener and Bill Gye.
The Group has met eight times and provided Council with technical and
aesthetic advice since May 2016 following the release of the Project
“The Committee have already provided valuable ideas during the project
and I look forward to continuing this work as we progress building the
carpark to ensure the final aesthetics works with the general amenity
and safety of the Church Point Precinct,” he said.
The first phase of the Church Point Upgrade will be delivered by August
2017 and includes the already completed 200 metre long seawall, new
boardwalk and realigned roadway.
The second phase of the Church Point Upgrade will be completed by
February 2018 with the new carpark.
In addition to the seawall and carpark, other aspects of the $10
million project include a new board walk that blends in with the
existing character of the area, heritage upgrades around the café and
wharf, re-alignment of the bus stop and improved pedestrian access.
For more information please visit northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au and search Church Point
Final Funding Round For Northern Beaches Community
Monday, 20 March 2017
organisations are being invited to apply for the second and final round
of grants offered under the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund,
designed to kick start the delivery of projects that build a more
vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community.
Northern Beaches Council Administrator Dick Persson AM said
incorporated not-for-profit groups can apply for the second round of
funding and must demonstrate that their project will benefit the
Northern Beaches community.
“This is a great initiative that will help community organisations
deliver social, cultural, economic or environmental benefits that
address Council’s identified community priorities such as community
safety, the natural environment, youth, recreation and art, culture and
Disability support organisation Sunnyfield based at Frenchs Forest,
received $37,475 from Round One to deliver technology-driven courses to
help with the education, employment and social integration of people
with intellectual disability.
Sunnyfield Community Liaison Manager Rajika Gilhotra said the grant is
enabling Sunnyfield to establish a learning space for people where,
through enhanced skill development people with intellectual disability
are able to develop personal and social networks, and embrace job
Northern Beaches Council is holding three grant information sessions, a
grant writing workshop and three pre-booked drop in brainstorming
sessions to assist he community with their grant application.
The maximum grant amount for the second round of funding is $50,000,
with a minimum of $5,000. Applications open on 3 April and close on 12
May. Further information can be found at
Half-a-million dollars has already been given to community projects in
Round One of the million-dollar grant initiative.
Grant writing workshop
- Mon 3 April, 6-7pm Manly Council
- Tue 4 April, 6-7pm, Mona Vale
- Wed 5 April, 4.30-5.30pm, Dee Why
- Wed 5 April, 5.30-7.30pm Dee Why
Photo Opportunity: A
photo opportunity at Sunnyfield can be arranged on
- Three pre-booked drop-in info
sessions Thursday 6
& Friday 7 April at Narrabeen Coastal Environment Centre.
- Bookings are essential. Contact
Anna Power on 9970 1104.
YHA Bush Regeneration & Envirofun!
An Invitation to join in on
the Eco-fun weekend bush regeneration event.
You are welcome to come and to the sleepover at the
hostel with information as per the poster.
Alternatively come on either or the Sat
6th or Sunday 7th May and join the volunteer team working at
Morning Bay. Morning tea and lunch provided.
Please give Michael and Sarah a call to assist with directions to work
area and catering number.
Michael and Sarah
April 2017 Bookings
Church Point Cafe -
Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
April 2: Mary Jane Guiney :
Jane Guiney and band play their brand of New Orleans soul & funk
with other pop, soul classics amongst Mary Jane’s own gorgeous
self-penned songs. Mary Jane has spent time living in New Orleans
working as a musician so if anyone is qualified to bring that city’s
funk to the Co-Op Club it’s her.
April 9: DRAGON - Tix $20 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!! 9979 6633 :
Hunter formed the band Dragon in New Zealand in 1973 and his brother
Marc joined in 1974. They moved to Australia in May 1975 and the band
toured the world, selling over 1 million records before disbanding in
1979. During this period the band had hits with This Time, Still in
Love, Sunshine, Get That Jive, April Sun in Cuba and Are You Old
Enough. Dragon reformed in 1982 and Rain became their next hit in 1983.
During the 80’s they released the albums Body & The Beat and Dreams
of Ordinary Men. In the mid 80’s they toured Europe with Tina Turner
and sold another million records world-wide before breaking up in 1990.
Lead singer Marc Hunter passed away in 1998 which lead to an eight year
break before Todd reformed Dragon in 2006 with Mark Williams on lead
vocals & acoustic guitar, Pete Drummond on drums, keyboards &
vocals and Bruce Reid on guitars & vocals. They were inducted into
the Australian Hall of Fame in 2008 & the NZ Hall of Fame in 2010.
They have performed over 600 shows with the current lineup.
Don’t miss this iconic band as they play a very special show just for
us at the Co-Op Club on Sun April 9.
April 16: Tina Harrod & band :
Harrod & band play the Co-Op Club for Easter Sunday. Tina is the
co-founder of the Co-Op Club and an award winning vocalist and
songwriter. Come and hear her and a band that is the cream of the
Australian jazz & avant-garde scene play a mixture of her own
songs, along with others by artists like Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Joe
Cocker, Traffic and more..
April 23: The Sly Dogs featuring Matt Trapnell :
Sly Dogs featuring Matt Trapnell & vocalist Narelle Lewis + some
special guests. Come and hear why this band is one of the favourites
among locals at the Co-Op Club. Expect soul, blues & pop gems by
artists like Neil Young, Van Morrison & Taj Mahal to name a few.
April 30: Rebecca Johnson Band :
Sun April 30: Rebecca Johnson Band featuring Rebecca Johnson on bass
& vocals, Con Settineri drums & James Vertley on guitar.
Rebecca has played with numerous artists over the years including
Richard Clapton, Ian Moss, Jenny Morris & Margaret Urlich. This
powerhouse trio is back by popular demand at the Co-Op Club and you can
expect to hear them play music by Prince, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley,
Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, James Brown & The Meters.
is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793www.facebook.com/thecoopclubchurchpointwww.waterfrontstore.com.auC
O M I N G S O O N T O T H
E C O-O P C L U B!!! APRIL 9:
DRAGON tix $20 bookings essential
MAY 7: KING TIDE free entry - bookings essential
MAY 14: ROBERT SUSZ (ex Dynamic Hepnotics
frontman) free entry - bookings essential MAY 21: DOG
TRUMPET free entry – bookings essential
Tree Lopping Quoting
Hi all… just thought I’d share my recent experiences in obtaining
quotes to bring down a couple of gum trees.
As I was initially presented with 2 quotes that I felt were well above
a fair price… I embarked on a quote seeking journey.
I found almost all Tree Loppers who came up in my Google search for the
Northern Beaches service Scotland Island.
I obtained 10 quotes in total, all insured and came out to the property
in order to quote.
Some were precious and required their ute to be brought across… “for
the first aid kit", as an example
Overall, only the following provided me with (similar) reasonable
quotes. All seemed genuine. Since all timber was to be left on site,
they didn’t need cars/trucks brought across… just needed to be picked
up by boat and would carry the gear themselves up to my place (up
Forest Tree Service: http://foresttreeservice.com.au/
Plateau Tree Service: http://www.plateautrees.com.au/
Aura Tree Services: http://www.auratreeservices.com.au/
I haven’t had the work done yet, so can’t comment on follow through as
yet… but thought I’d share, since the quote I obtained from the tree
lopper who normally services the island was double what these were for
the same scope of work.
Term Dates and Next Term's Routine "JOY"
for Nia is blooming on the Northern Beaches.
students are now buying 10 class passes because
they're feeling and seeing the benefits of this
joyful, fitness practice on their body and their life.
Nia is not
just an exercise class. Its a conscious movement practice that stirs
your soul, strengthens your body, rewires your brain and makes you
feel really alive.
Nia Term 1 - last classes:
6pm Tuesday 11 April 2017, Health Space Mona Vale
7pm Wednesday 5 April 2017, Scotland Island Hall
10am Saturday 1 April 2017, Avalon Recreation Centre
Nia Term 2 - classes start:
6pm Tuesday 25 April 2017, Health Space Mona Vale
7pm Wednesday 26 April 2017, Scotland Island Hall
10am Saturday 15 April 2017, Avalon Recreation Centre
Next Term's Routine is JOY
Joy's focus is on the Joy of Movement; to connect to the sensation of
joy as life force, and to use this sensation as stimulation to flood
your whole body with vitality and healthy energy. Here's a sneak
Mandy Loveday is a certified Blue Belt Nia Teacher mob: 0411 645 389
Blue Polycraft 4.1m Challenger with side console (
2008 model )
Stable and safe it’s the ideal family commuter boat.
As our family has grown (as well as the addition of a big dog ) we’re
having to move up to the next size.
- 60hp Yamaha 4 stroke 2010 Model with Permatrim
- Regularly serviced and always reliable
- Comfortable front driver and passenger seats
- Bimini with front clears to keep sea spray and rain
- Navigation lights
- Automatic Bilge Pump
- Motor protection bar
- Marine carpet throughout
- 2 fuel tanks
- Regularly Anti-fouled
Call Rachel 0417 215 886
Solid teak bar, in fantastic condition
Ring Richard 0414560505
Pick up from Cottage Pt. Marina
Laser 2 Sailing Dinghy Looking for
Would any waterfront resident have space to store my Laser 2 (the
double-handed version of the popular Laser sailing dinghy).
In return you would be welcome to make unlimited use of it.
If interested in reaching an arrangement, please contact me as soon as
0420 557 334
Marina Berth with parking
Secure 10 metre berth at Newport Anchorage (Beaconsfield Street, near
Newport Arms) available
for lease at $685pm -
Call Andy 02 9363 9038
Free Cardboard Boxes
We just moved onto the island and have loads of moving boxes to give
About 30 free cardboard boxes to pick up from 69 Robertson Road.
If interested, just call or text Nadja 0490 530 624
at the Co-Op Club
Sunday April 9
Tickets are $20 and
bookings can be made by calling 99976633.
Remedial, Pregnancy & KaHuna Massage on SI
Sunday 9th April
Remedial, Pregnancy & KaHuna Massage on the island again on Sunday 9th April
Health fund rebates available.
Please book online following this link http://embodiedmassage.com.au/scotland-island-bookings
$10 from each massage donated to the Scotland Island RFS. Health Fund
Feel free to contact me for any info - email@example.com
or 0422 988 501
The Local Guide
|Scotland Island Web Site
go to the Calendar
|Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page
||click to go to Page
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
|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)
Long Day Care at The Scotland Island Kindy,
Catherine Park, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am till walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry till
Vacation Care, Parents Group on Mondays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 0431 125 142/02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
|Scotland Island Community Hall
Labram M: 0473008339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittwater Online News - http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
|Tick Fact Sheet
Waitlist (Tennis User Group) - Application Form
Services, Clubs & Accommodation
Island Traders - On-line shopping from your computer through www.g2u.com.au -delivered to
your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders - Graeme
Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 0414 994 092
of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
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
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
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
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email
Island Players - contact Bob 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @
Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994
Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891,
Airlines, Buses and Railways
Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
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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