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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
February 17, 2011
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Don't Forget to Vote for the New SIRA Logo!

Any resident of the island is eligible to vote. You can choose from 14 beautiful designs.

To vote, just click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRK69PQ


Please don’t vote by responding to this email – your votes can only be registered by going to the link above. Any queries or problems, contact Carol Floyd on floydcbg@ozemail.com.au

Offshore a capella choir choir

All off shore residents welcome to suss out the newly formed
offshore a capella choir. Come along and suss it out to see if it’s
your kind of thing. Lots of fun. If you like to sing, you’ll fit right in.
Professional choir master to lead the way. No experience necessary;
no necessity to read music.

Such is the power of singing, it:
  • increases the fun and joy in our lives
  • has the capacity to lower levels of stress
  • boosts the immune system and well being
  • is good for respiration and blood circulation
  • puts a smile on your face, lifts the spirit

Scotland Island Community Hall on Saturday at 2:30 pm
$15 per session

For further information, contact Gordon Floyd: Tel. 9997 2035; 0419 012 103. Email: floydcbg@ozemail.com.au

Amended DA Currawong - Notification
DA No: N0548/10

10 February 2011

Dear Sir/Madam

Notification of Amended Development Application for Staged  Development Application - Stage 1 being the demolition of certain structures, community title subdivision into 16 lots, alterations and additions to existing 9 cabins (use 8 for holiday accommodation and 1 as permanent manager residence), 8 new dwelling houses, alterations and additions to existing Midholme building and use as dwelling house, alterations and additions to existing Tuta building and use as a dwelling house, ancillary and associated infrastructure and landscaping and associated development and activity - Stage 2 being the detailed design of 4 dwellings and associated landscaping
Lot 1 DP 166328
Lot 1 DP 337208
Lot 4 DP 978424 and 1 more

I would like to advise you that amended plans have been received relating to the above property.  The applicant for this proposal is Eco-Villages Australia Pty Ltd.  The Joint Regional Planning Panel is the consent authority.  Pittwater Council will assess the application.

The proposal is integrated development and requires approval from the following approval bodies:
  • A permit from the Department of Primary Industries in accordance with the Fisheries Management Act 1994.
  • Department of Planning approval to do or carry out an act, matter or thing to a State Heritage listed item (Sections 57(1) and 58 of the Heritage Act 1977).
  • Department of the Environment and Climate Change consent to knowingly destroy, deface or damage or knowingly cause or permit the destruction or defacement of or damage to, a relic or Aboriginal place (Section 90 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974).
  • An Approval from the Department of Water and Energy in accordance with the Water Management Act 2000.
  • Bush Fire Safety Authority from the NSW Rural Fire Service (Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997).
If you wish to view the Development Application plans they are available for inspection from 10 February 2011 to 14 March 2011 at Council’s Mona Vale office during business hours as outlined above or on Council’s internet site at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au (see Building & Development – Application Tracking).

As only relevant matters associated with the Development Application are able to be considered, your comments need to be based on the relevant planning instruments or policies.  These are available on Council’s internet site (see Building & Development – Controls & Policies) or you may view them at Council offices.

If you have no issues you wish to raise in regard to the development no response is required and you may ignore the attached form.

If you wish to make a submission you are obliged under section 147 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to include in your submission, if applicable, a political donations and gifts disclosure statement.  Please read attached explanatory information prior to making your submission to determine if you need to provide a disclosure statement.

In the interests of public transparency please note that your submission in its entirety will be available to the applicant or other interested persons on request and will also be made available on Council’s internet site through Council’s transparent Development Application Tracking process.  You are encouraged, as is the applicant, to discuss with each other any matters that may be of concern.

You are invited to support your submission with expert reports/evidence at your own expense where a conflict in opinion arises during the assessment and determination process.

Written comments on the proposal should be forwarded to Council on or accompany the attached DA Submission form by 14 March 2011 to ensure these are taken into consideration in assessing this application.  Should you wish to raise other matters not related to this Development Application please include those matters separately to your comments on this proposal.

Yours faithfully
Amy Allen

This letter AND the DA Submission Form can be download HERE

Census Area Supervisors
over 1,100 jobs available in NSW and ACT

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is recruiting more than 1,100 community minded part-time Area Supervisors, in every corner of NSW and the ACT, for the Census on 9 August, 2011.
Area Supervisors will oversee the distribution and collection of approximately 14.2 million Census forms to Australia’s 9.8 million households.

Area Supervisors are also responsible for recruiting, training and managing a team of ten Census Collectors.

NSW Census Director, Mark Harding says that Area Supervisors are crucial to the quality of the data produced and the overall success of the Census.

"The people selected to be Area Supervisors will make an enormous difference to the quality and accuracy of the data that comes from the Census," Mr Harding said.

“Collecting accurate data is vital in every community to assist with local planning for services such as hospitals, roads, transport and schools."

Mr Harding says the ABS has increased the salaries of Area Supervisors in recognition of the fantastic work they do.

"These are rewarding part-time jobs that pay between $4,300 and $7,500 with the bonus of contributing to life in your community," Mr Harding concluded.

Positions open on Saturday 12 February, 2011.

More information is available online at www.abs.gov.au/census


For Sale
Brand new 2200L Cylindrical Poly water tank.
Already on island $700
2 door stainless steel fridge.
Perfect working order.
Already on island $700
Phone Anthony 0411 829 854 or 9997 3389

Garage Sale

After 20 years of island bliss.. Audrey & Brian Cross are selling everything from household items, china, books, to sports equipment etc.


Kayak Wanted
If you have a single kayak that is not needed any more or used infrequently and would like to share it I am interested. Prefer to have a plastic sit in that is buoyant and dry for a beginner. Can store on my waterfront near Tennis wharf if suits or closeby to walk to.
Maybe the cleanup campaign will allow you to reflect on its usefulness.!!
Karen on 0419417555

Assistance Needed
I need 2 bags of good quality potting mix and 1 bag of compost.  I do not drive and the bags are too heavy for me to transport to and from ferry.
I will pay costs of bags of soil & compost, pickup and delivery costs.  I live on waterfront of Scotland Island.  Can anyone help?
0414 406 542

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