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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

August 1, 2018

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 19, Issue 1036


Offshore Bulky Goods General Clean Up

Monday, August 6

General, White-goods & Metals


  • Please read Collection Guidelines before putting your material out!  
  • The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres (3m x 1m x 1m)


  • Asbestos is extremely hazardous to everyone’s health.
  • This includes what is known as “fibro” which is an asbestos based product.
    URM is legally bound and reserves the right to close down the collection should any asbestos be found thrown out for the Clear Out


  • Computers & TV's
  • Asbestos, batteries and household chemicals
  • Building materials – wall linings, gyprock, studs, timber beams, tiles, concrete
  • Car, motor and boat parts, rubber tyres – rims are accepted
  • Food, full gas bottles (open valve), glass including windows, panes, mirrors, panels, shower screens, picture frames, liquid paints, oils, fuel, soil, earth, fill, bricks
  • Recyclable materials – paper and cardboard, soiled wrappings, vegetation, plants
  • Unacceptable Items will not be collected

    It is your responsibility to remove unacceptable items from roadside


  • Appliances such as stoves and fridges – remove doors; frames with glass removed – break glass into newspaper, wrap securely and put in household garbage
  • Paint tins and fuel containers – with the lid off and no liquid
  • Manageable quantities of: delivery pallets, wooden stairs, decking, gates, fencing, guttering, down piping, iron sheets and water tanks – cut down to 1.2 metre lengths and able to be lifted by one person; nails must not stick out – please hammer down; hot water systems – emptied
  • Metals to be kept separate, where possible, to be taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and re-use
    • Place metals in a separate pile to other general clean up materials







NPWS fox control - 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) ground baiting and ejectors

1080 poison as buried baits and 1080 poison capsules in canid pest ejector (CPE) devices are laid continually and in an ongoing manner in the following reserves and stakeholder land (in Greater Sydney Branch):
  •     Garigal National Park
  •     Lane Cove National Park
  •     Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  •     Sydney Harbour National Park: North Head including the Quarantine Station, Dobroyd Head, Middle Head, Chowder Head & Bradleys Head managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service
  •     The North Head Sanctuary and Former School of Artillery managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
  •     The Australian Institute of Police Management, North Head

This notification is for the period from 1st August 2018 to 31st January 2019




Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. Warning signs are displayed to notify the public. Dogs and cats are prohibited in National Parks (NPW Act 1974 & Regulations) and the North Head Sanctuary. Penalties apply.

For further information please contact:
  • NPWS Sydney North (Middle Head) Area office: 8968 6300
  • NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) Area office: 9451 3479
  • NPWS Sydney West (Lane Cove NP) Area office: 8448 0400
  • NPWS after-hours Duty officer service: 9457 9577
  • Sydney Harbour Federation Trust: 8969 2167
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service Pest Officer: 9542 0678

Winter Fire Safety

West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade


NSW Fire and Rescue have excellent website articles on fire safety.

Help us, help you by taking action to ensure you and your family stay safe over winter.

Prevent fires from heaters & open fires

  • Keep everything one metre away from your heater.
  • Install and use as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If you suspect a fault, have the heater serviced or replaced.
  • Always supervise young children in rooms with open fires or working heaters.
  • Ensure flues and chimneys are regularly cleaned.
  • Strong fire screens should be set up in front of open fires.
  • Never use wheat bags in bed.

Carbon monoxide from open fires

Avoid the use of external heating equipment inside your homes. This includes those that use 'heat beads' or LPG as a fuel source.

This type of equipment is not suitable for indoor use and can lead to a build up of carbon monoxide which could be fatal. All heating devices should be used in accordance with manufacturer's recommended practices.

Be prepared with a plan of escape

Have a home escape plan. Identify at least two ways out of each room. Practise the plan with your family so everyone knows how to get out.

Learn more about making an escape plan

Prevent electrical fires

  • Don’t overload powerpoints and powerboards.
  • Regularly check electrical leads for damage and faults.
  • Never use faulty electrical leads or appliances.
  • Store your electric blanket safely – roll don't fold.
  • Before going to bed, turn off all electrical appliances at the powerpoint.
  • Turn off electric blankets and heaters when you’re not at home and before getting into bed.

Keep Looking when Cooking

Never leave cooking in the kitchen unattended.
Our firefighters respond to about 3,865 house fires each year, with 45% of these originating in the kitchen.
Learn more about cooking fire safety

Prevent clothes dryer fires

  • Clean your lint filter before or after each use.
  • Ensure there is adequate air flow around your dryer.
  • Don’t leave the dryer operating when you’re not home.
Dry Lint
Andrew Cutler - Captain
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
02 9997 3795‬


The Co-Op Club Presents

August 2018 Bookings

Church Point Cafe -  Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm

Sun 5th August - Turner Brown Band - Broadbeach Blues Fest Favorites

Tickets  $30

Tickets are selling fast for Festival Favorites The TURNER BROWN BAND.
Touring from the U.S. this is a rare special event. Don't Miss out! This will be of of our stand out Sunday afternoons. Grab a table while you can!

Sun 12th August: Backbeat
Long time local favourites Backbeat, from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, are making their first appearance at The Co Op Club with an always surprising and eclectic set list that ranges from laid back ballads to full tilt rock n roll. Come and join us for an afternoon of classic tunes, and if you feel like dancing... Backbeat will rock your socks off! Featuring Jeff Longhurst on Guitar, John Stone on Keyboard & Guitar, Tim Barber on Bass and Josh Wiles on drums.

Sun 19 August : Darren Heinrich Trio feat Nic Jeffries Soul Jazz with Groove
Sunday 19th August: The DARREN HEINRICH TRIO featuring Nic Jeffries on Vocals and Saxophone. Soul Drenched Jazz Classics with an emphasis on Groove! They bring a hip Vintage sound of the Hammond Organ. A mainstay of the Chitlin' Circuit in the 1960s, the organ trio re-unite with tenor saxophonist/vocalist Nic Jeffries and head for that classic sound in the history of jazz. For an afternoon of wining and dining and whiling the Sunday afternoon away at the waters edge, come and enjoy some of Sydney’s best music Northside, don’t miss out! Grab a table!

Darren Heinrich - organ
Steve Brien - guitar
Tim Firth - drums
Nic Jeffries - tenor sax & vocals

Sunday 29th July: The Sly Dogs - Let the Dogs Bite, you'll be glad you did!

Featuring ‘music loving’ Scotland Islands very own quintessential Blues band, THE SLY DOGS!! The Co-Op Club’s house band will be playing the very best mix of feel good Sunday afternoon faves to fire you up for a great start to the week. They always have audiences whooping and hollering in a furor of excitement with songs from JJ CALE, RODRIGUEZ, TAJ MAHAL & CREDENCE CLEARWATER to name a few. Veteran Blues vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player Matty “Harp Dog” Trapnell leads the fray with singer Narelle Lewis, David Richards on bass, Stew Eagles on keyboard, Nic Anderson on the Violin and Chuck Bradley on drums.
Always a big crowd so grab a table and join in the fun!

The 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 favorite beverage, some wonderful music and a huge range of delicious menu specials. 
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 99796633


The Indecisive Moment

An exhibition Invitation from June Lahm

Opening: Sunday 2pm, 5th August 2018

Contemporary Photography featuring Scotland Islander June Lahm


Image by June Lahm


Boat for Sale

Haines Hunter V17L with Four Stroke 100 HP Outboard

  • Regularly serviced by Ben Johnson Marine
  • Very good condition, solid dry floor and transom
  • In original condition with a recently replaced Bimini.
  • A great safe boat in heavy weather.
  • Includes some safety gear.
Asking $14900
Phone  Eamon : 04079256


For Rent on Scotland Island

Bright spacious upstairs level of house for rent $400 per week.

  • Furnished.
  • Includes electricity and water.
  • One large bedroom, office, bathroom and separate cooking area.
  • Totally private from downstairs.
  • Water glimpses and near Tennis wharf.
Looking for quiet person, non smoker, no pets.
Will consider short or long term.

Please contact Jane 0478454116.


Selling Your House?

Hi, if you’re SELLING your house then we may be very interested in buying it.

Our family has been renting on the island for some time now and would like to buy as we have decided to settle in this fantastic place.

We are looking for a house with 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Will consider most locations around the island.
Note: waterfront is not in our price range.

Please get in touch!
Phone: 0405 900 335 or Email: luigi.anselmi@yahoo.com.au
Thanks for reading.

Luigi, Bénédicte & Matteo


Dear Island and Bays People

My daughter Ruby is hoping to start year 7 next year at Pittwater High.

We are not currently living locally but are aiming to move at the end of this year, and I am hoping we can meet and get to know some of the local kids who might also be going into year 7 at Pittwater as she won't know anyone.

If you are a parent of any kids going into year 7 at Pittwater next year and would be happy to meet up sometime before then to introduce the kids I would be very grateful.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sophie 0432611976



The Local Guide

Community Information

Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
What's On Event Calendar 
click to go to the Calendar
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page click to go to Page
Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 Number, Usage & Charges
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 http://www.sirfb.org.au
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795 www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au
Offshore Photo Gallery offshore gallery
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable Water
  • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
  • SIRA Membership Application
  • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
  • General Information, Map & Contacts
Scotland Island & Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
  • Long Day Care at The Island Kindy in Catherine Park
  • Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Times: 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Before & After School Care
  • 8.00am until walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry until 6.00pm
  • Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
  • Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theislandkindy
Website: http://scotlandislandkindy.business.site/
Scotland Island Community Hall BookingsBarbara Labram M: 0473008339  or hall@sira.org.au
Pittwater Online Newshttp://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
Tick Fact Sheet
TUG Waitlist   (Tennis User Group) - Application Form


Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600
Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815

Real Estate

PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
John Gavagna at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
Waterford Partners Pty Ltd - Therese O'Neill  0424  22 44 12
L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale
Murray Bakker – Stone – murraybakker@stonerealestate.com.au – 0449 901 669

Services, Clubs & Accommodation

Scotland 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
email scotlandislandtraders@gmail.com
Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
 Justice of the Peace  -  Lexie Le Blang 0418399674 or 99992574
Justice of the Peace  -  Graham Stenner - 0407216405
Justice of the Peace  -  Carolyn Milani - 0409914699
Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
Pittwater Youth Hostel  - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Top water purification system installed for offshore homes:  Call Juliette 0418349448
Solicitor - Rachel Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Island Based Domestic Cleaner - Kath - 0405097424 - kathando@yahoo.com
Building Design and Drafting Services  - Samuela Madej – Murphy ph. 0450331573 email: samuelamadej@gmail.com
Qualified Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage - Mona 0405 097 424
Island Based Cleaner - Uses predominantly Organic & Nnatural products - Mona 0405 097 424

Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
Dynamic Yoga Saturdays from 8.30am - 10.00am. Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com
Drop-In Easy Hatha Yoga - Monday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:15pm


Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com

Government Organisations

Northern Beaches Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au Web site click here
Northern Beaches eNewsletter - Sign up for the Northern Beaches Council monthly e-newsletter
Member for Mackellar Jason George Falinski, email clicking here or jason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.au
Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Airlines, Buses and Railways

Sydney Airport:
Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue:

Sydney Buses: Information.

Sydney Ferries:
City Rail:
Timetables & Information.
Country Link Rail:


Pittwater Weather
Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
Local Weather Forecast
Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

Emergency Contact Numbers   

ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service 9997 3795
Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service 9979 1612
Mackerl Beach Rural Fire Service 9974 1162
Rural Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills 9450 3000
NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
Sydney Water 132 090
Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909


You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au

Join West Pittwater Community Association

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association http://www.westpittwater.com.au/Contact/join-the-wpca

Archived Newsletters

A complete set of past electronic newsletters since May 2000 can be found and read at https://ymlp.com/archive_gesgjgm.php  or by clicking here or by visiting the Mona Vale Library.

The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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Pittwater Offshore Photo Gallery


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