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Goodwill Christmas Lunch Report
Church Point Ferry Service Christmas Notice
Pittwater Council Notices
Co-Op Club - January Line-up
Sea Kayak for Sale
Island Car for Sale
Local Contact Guide
Working Bee: this Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Jan
8, 9 & 10)
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SI RFB 2015 Goodwill Christmas Lunch
Just letting you know that this year Xmas "do" went very well indeed!
We had 55 people attend (phew), and we think that everyone left feeling
very jolly indeed...
We had heaps of help including Stew Hasell for the shopping - thank you
Tim Byrnes for the Music and wonderful decorations from his wife Cheryl.
Bill Lee and his wife and Jacqui were there too, helping with tables
and chairs and in the kitchen for the preps and the cleaning up.
Annette Ritchie, always there as usual to do what must be done and a
lot of other people in fact, came in early and did their bit to
help, which was absolutely fantastic! (sorry if I do not name you all!).
We even had Theresa and her husband Andrew, who came to give their time
freely as helpers only, they just stayed in the kitchen and took care
of washing things up while everyone enjoyed themselves! Good on you
guys and thank you again.
Julian was carving hams, chooks, turkeys, having fun with his very
sharp knives (he cut himself... but had the good grace not to bleed
everywhere!) Helping and being a very good host (must say that his
fabulous home made Brandy butter - 1kg of it - disappeared very
The menu was simple but plentiful:
Graham Richmond started the meal saying "Grace" before lunch.
- Prawns cocktail,
- Watermelon, tomato and goat cheese salad
- Turkey (hot and cold)
- Spicy vegetarian roll
- Scalloped potatoes
- "meli-melo" of green vegetables
- Heaps of Desserts
Apart from the generous donations from all that attended, we also had a
good number of outright donations from a number of people too:
A very Good Merry Christmas indeed!
- Heaps of cakes from the ladies of the bays
- A turkey and another cake from Leanne McLean
- A ham from Sally Wandless
- Chickens from Lexie Leblanc
- Delicious gravy from Jo Smith
- Donation of $100.00 from John Prior ( on Florence
- Free taxi services from Rod Smith and his crew
Thank you again for all those who participated! it was a wonderful,
rewarding and satisfying day!
Cheers and a happy New Year 2016 to come!
Nathalie Muir (Social secretary for the fire brigade)
Point Ferry Service Notice
Seniors and Pensioners
From the 1st Jan PET will NO longer be
sold. Instead a DAY PASS will be issued FREE OF CHARGE....
Pittwater Council will be
sending calendars to all ratepayers
New Offshore Waste
Calendars NOW available ONLINE
If you do not receive a copy they will be available at Customer
Service, Mona Vale or contact:
Environmental Compliance Education Officer
You can also email email@example.com
for Scotland Island and firstname.lastname@example.org
for Western Pittwater who will be holding some spares
Update on NSW Government
announcement regarding local government amalgamations
Dear Community Member,
Proposal for Pittwater and northern Warringah Council
This morning the State Government outlined their plans to reduce the
number of metropolitan Sydney councils from 43 down to 25. As
part of this process the NSW Government proposed that Pittwater Council
merge with northern suburbs of Warringah Council to form a new council.
These suburbs include Narrabeen, Collaroy, Collaroy Plateau, Wheeler
Heights, Cromer, Oxford Falls, Duffy’s Forest, Terry Hills, Belrose,
Davidson, French’s Forest, Forestville and Killarney Heights.
For full details about this go to:
Whilst our community’s first preference is to stand alone, we welcome
the Government’s support of our merger preference, to create two more
equally balanced and specialised councils which will effectively
deliver services and infrastructure whilst retaining local character
It is important to note that the Government has reconsidered the issue
of population size and now recognises that a community of
approximately 150 000 has strategic capacity to deliver high quality
services whilst remaining connected to our communities. The Government
has committed $10 million dollars towards merger costs and an
additional $10 million for community infrastructure for a newly merged
Comprehensive detail is provided about the benefits of the local
government reform and merger impact analysis which can be found at:
Process for creating new Councils
The NSW Government identified a 10 step process to create new Councils
- Appointment of delegates to examine merger proposals
- Creation of Local Government Boundaries Commission
- Communities to have their say during a public
consultation process for merger proposals, including submissions and
It is expected that new Council’s will commence operation after this
- Delegates to examine proposals and submissions and
provide a report to the Minister for Local Government and the
- Boundaries Commission to provide comment on the
Delegates’ reports to the Minister for Local Government
- Minister will consider reports from Delegates and the
Boundaries Commission and make decisions for each proposal
- Minister may/may not recommend to the Governor that
the prosed merger be implemented
Local Government elections
The NSW Government suggested it is likely that local government
elections may be delayed until March 2017.
Informing our community
It remains a priority for Council to inform you about the process
ahead. In addition to regular communication please continue to
access our website, subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow us on
Facebook and Twitter to receive updates as they are announced.
Manager – Community Engagement & Corporate Strategy
P: 9970 1108
M: 0417 499 557
Co-Op Club Presents
January 2016 Bookings
Church Point Cafe
play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
Jan 3: Liza Ohlback :
Ohlback and her band play a ‘Sophisticated’ mix of blues,
influenced by Liza’s love of jazz, soul and gospel music. Her last
Album ‘Trouble Goin’ Down’ won 3 ‘Australian Blues Chain’ awards in
2013 and her new single ‘Gonna be a Bad Day’ released in May, has
already received rave reviews and has been picked up by radio all over
Jan 10: Rick Melick & band :
a career that spans 4 decades Rick Melick has spent the last six years
traveling the world with US blues rock artist Joe Bonamassa. With Joe
and others including Eric Clapton, John Denver, B.B King, John Hiatt,
Paul Rodgers and Beth Hart, he has performed at every major festival in
the world from The North Sea Jazz and Montreaux Jazz festivals to
W.O.M.A.D and the East Coast Blues & Roots festival and has worked
in some of the worlds great theatres and arena stages. On Jan 10 at the
Co-OP Club Rick joins us with his powerful band playing soul
music in their own unique way.
Jan 17: Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs :
Trapnell & The Sly Dogs are one of the most popular bands that play
at the Co-Op Club. Come and join us for their brand of dirty, soulful
blues with the fantastic Matt Trapnell on guitar, harmonica & voice
with special guests.
Jan 24: Rebecca Johnson band :
excited to welcome back to the Co-Op Club bass player & vocalist
Rebecca Johnson & her funky band featuring Con Settineri on drums
& Mark Johns on guitar. Rebecca is renowned for her bass playing
and has been compared to Mark King from Level 42 & Flea from The
Red Hot Chili Peppers. She has toured extensively with artists such as
Richard Clapton, Margaret Urlich, Ian Moss & many more. Their funky
repertoire consists of classics from Stevie Wonder to Bob Marley,
Prince & Macy Gray.
Jan 31: Tina Harrod :
Tina Harrod singer, songwriter & co-founder of the Co-Op Club, Tina
Harrod & band featuring Hamish Stuart on drums, Matt McMahon piano
& Mick Malouf bass will play music from across 4 of Tina’s albums
plus some sizzling versions of Bob Dylan, Traffic, Nina Simone, Ricki
Lee Jones & Steely Dan.
Has anyone found a iPhone 6 in a red leather case, lost last night. no
battery left on it.
Small 3 drawer, 'timber-look' filing cabinet $50
Unit is lockable and on castors for easy moving around. Stylish,
lockable and in great condition.
Bottom drawer suitable for hanging files.
Location: Elvina Bay
Phone: David 0474 297 919
Doing a spot of gardening in this beautiful holiday weather ?
Are you looking for easy to grow plants which are drought resistant ?
I have quite a few bromeliads. Some with attractive leaves and all with
I live just above the fire station, the house with the dunny out the
Give me a call if you are interested in some of these hardy plants.
0410 007 501
Sea Kayak for Sale
19 ft Pro Kayak
Contact Steve 0423 099 766
I have a small black and white laser printer that works fine.
It is a Brother HL-2142.
I live near Carols Wharf.
If you want the printer please just give me a
call to arrange pick up.
Island Car for Sale
TOYOTA RAV 4
1997 (3 DOOR)
MANUAL 5SP 2.0i
4 WHEEL DRIVE
RADIO & CD PLAYER
REGO JULY 2015
GOOD SERVICE HISTORY
PHONE: Sandy 0415058922
POLYCRAFT COMMUTER BOAT WANTED
Hi, we just purchased a house on the island and looking for a Polycraft
commuter boat (still have my L plates on!)
Centre or side console in good condition with late model 4 stroke motor
preferred. Some clears and/or bimini would be good too.
Please contact Meredith 0402 121 184
SHORT TERM ACCOMODATION WANTED
(approx 8 weeks till end of February)
Hi, we have just purchased a waterfront property on the Island and are
looking for approx 8 week’s furnished accommodation / rental until
settlement is complete. Could be a 1 bedroom flat or whole house,
though would prefer something on the waterfront if possible.
Mature, friendly, fastidious couple with excellent references from
Offshore residents available on request.
Available to move in anytime from now.
Please call Richard or Meredith Rasdall
Ph: 0414 560 505
Island Web Site
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|Scotland Island Residents
||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
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership details - click
here for details
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.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 Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Children's 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: email@example.com
Island Community Hall
|Tick Fact Sheet
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 email@example.com
Chi & Qi Gong classes –
Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
and reviewing recordings
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Service
|Elvina Bay Rural
|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
25 00 9486
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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