The SIRA Committee received a letter from Mark Ferguson, General
Manager, Pittwater Council dated 16 February outlining a plan to
introduce a dedicated Wharf Ranger.
This Ranger will cover the entire Church Point Precinct (extending from
Rostrevor Reserve to Thomas Stephens Reserve, Church Point carpark and
associated foreshores) and other wharves and boat tie-up facilities
across Pittwater in order to tackle the many compliance issues.
This initiative is in response to a number of complaints received from
Offshore community members about the lack of compliance enforcement.
From Monday 23 February 2015 there will be a full time Ranger on duty
on a 12 month trial basis. The first month will be an education
exercise, after which infringement notices will be issued.
SIRA has been advised that this is being funded from the existing
Ranger budget and using existing staff resource and no funding is being
taken away from the Church Point carpark fund.
Download the full letter here
We encourage residents to join the discussion on the
Scotland Island Community Website, or on Facebook.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Roadworks on Richard Road Update
This week Council will start major works on Richard Road where the
“sink hole” appeared in the culvert located above 37 Richard Road
between Cecil Street and up the hill towards Carols.
The restoration will take a couple of weeks.
A walking track for pedestrians will be available, however, there may
be times when the road will need to be closed completely. Please
be prepared to use another route for access at these times.
There will be no vehicular access during the duration of works. Please
use Cecil Street and Thompson Street to access Harold Avenue.
Enquiries should be addressed to Mark Shaw, Manager Urban
Infrastructure, Pittwater Council email@example.com
$1.4 million in boating facilities improvements
20 Feb 2015
waterside recreational facilities are about to get a boost, thanks to a
$1.4 million injection from the State Government.
The funding for boating infrastructure, announced earlier today at the
official Palm Beach Wharf opening, will see major improvements to
Church Point commuter wharf; Rowland Reserve’s boating launch
facilities, Paradise Beach Clareville dinghy storage and Bayview Wharf.
Pittwater Mayor, Jacqui Townsend said that Council is very pleased that
the State Government has responded to its advocacy for better waterside
“It’s great to be partnering with the State Government in delivering
better facilities that will benefit the many recreational users that
both live in and visit the area,” Cr Townsend said.
“Our boating facilities are integral to the lifestyle in Pittwater with
many residents relying on them on a daily basis,’ she said.
“We look forward to working with both the State Government and the
locals to make these projects happen.
“Wear and tear and the changing needs of our growing community all come
at a high cost, and I’m thrilled that we can share the financial burden
to upkeep these facilities with the state, avoiding Council having to
pass on all the cost to our community through its rates,” she added.
Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1119
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA
DAY IS HERE AGAIN!
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015
This event encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to
their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a
difference to their local environment.
If you would like to help out, either by grabbing a bag and filling it,
or helping to supervise activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your
name on the list.
Come down to your nearest Wharf to collect a bag between the hours of
9am and 12.00pm.
Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, sensible clothes and footwear – and don’t
forget to bring some water too!
Toby and his crew will be out on the Laurel Mae to collect material.
Here is a link to the Clean Up Australia Day website if you want to
Mission and vision - Clean Up Australia Day
Business Clean Up Day –Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Schools Clean Up Day – Friday, February 27, 2015
5465 Clean Up Sites registered as @ February 2015
Catalyst on the ABC had an interesting documentary on Ticks
Mammalian meat allergy is on the rise in Australia and the surprising
cause is a tick bite. Dr Jonica Newby meets Dr Sheryl van Nunen, the
clinician who discovered the link.
The document which was filmed here on the offshore has some excellent
on how to get them off without spreading toxins into bloodstream.
This can bee seen on http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/catalyst
With more details here...http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4177191.htm
available for odd jobs on the island
available for odd jobs / handyman work around the island.
No job too big or small.
Contact Jimmy Quintal on 0400 380 545 or email@example.com.
Looking for granny flat to rent or a house-sit
Soon-to-be granny, with a daughter and family who live on the island,
is looking for a studio/granny flat to rent or a house-sit (can garden,
look after pets etc…) for three or four weeks, or longer if need be,
from about last week of April.
Please call Nicole: 0410 701 643
Removal of Fibro Roof
I have an old fibro cottage on the eastern side of the Island and need
to replace the fibre roof with galv iron.
Can anyone recommend any contractors who have had experience on the
island with this kind of work.
Lounge and Armchairs for Sale
Make an Offer !
Chesterfield lounge and 2 x armchairs for sale.
Could do with recovering, but would clean up well with a steam clean
and the armchairs would need casters.
Very comfortable, all re-upholstered, re-strapped, sprung etc when we
Make an offer!
0414 280 300
Boat for Sale
Quintrex 5.7M Freedom Sport with Mercury
stroke Outboard – Only 125hours
Price Reduced For Quick Sale 2009 Quintrex 5.9metre Freedom Sport
Bowrider with 115HP Mercury 4 stroke outboard.
Motor has done only 125 hours & recently had its 100 hour service.
It is fitted with a stainless steel propeller & Fast-Tail for quick
planing. Boat is in near new condition and comes with a host of extras
including full storm covers, walk through to bow, GX600 VHF Marine
transceiver, Lowrance fish finding & depth sounding sonar, 12V plug
for MP3 player, full safety equipment including life jackets, 2
anchors, rod holders etc.
The hull has been anti fouled but has also been kept for long periods
on a boat ramp to minimise fouling. A brand new boat trailer is
available in nearby Mona Vale for $3700 if required.
This is an ideal offshore fishing boat or a family boat able to carry 7
adults. It can be viewed by arrangement either at our private wharf
near Bells Wharf or at The Quays Marina.
Contact John at 0419 432 626 or 9997 7469
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
recliner in excellent condition.
$1500 chair for $500.
Can help with transport.
Packing boxes (cardboard, used) - 24 large/tea chest size, 7 book boxes
- $2 each or $50 the lot.
Packing paper (used, folded) - 1 large packing box full - $10 or free
to anyone who takes all of the boxes.
Contact Cat on 0415 430 609 or email@example.com
Space on Jetty
Does anyone have space on their jetty/wharf near cargo or tennis
wharves for my 3.85m qunitrex tinny whilst I am temporarily on the
waitlist for both Tennis and Cargo tie-ups?
Happy to pay reasonable 'rental' charges.
Contact Cat on 0415 430 609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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