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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach
March 19, 2014
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Scotland Island Traffic Management Plans
Following the Forum held by Pittwater Council on Sunday in the Community Hall, Scotland Island, below are the links to the proposed Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) discussed and to the survey for comment.



The submission period is open for six (6) weeks to allow residents to review both proposals and to comment.
Letters will also be going out to all property owners with a request that they respond as to whether they support one, both or neither of the two proposed TMPs, using the included questionnaire (a condensed version of questionnaire on Council’s web site).

The questionnaires should be returned to Council in the reply paid envelope supplied, as only responses by property owners will be considered when assessing the level of support for the proposed Road Closure (traffic) TMP that may directly impact their properties. 

All comments received by Council in respect to both TMPs will be considered and owners of properties are encouraged to also complete the full questionnaire (includes questions relating to demographics, vehicle use and consultation feedback) on Council’s web site

Should you have any queries please contact Paul Davies 9970 1177 or email


Local Council Notices
Meriton Planning Proposal Refused

The Director-General of the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure has supported a recommendation by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) to refuse a planning proposal submitted by the Meriton Group in Warriewood.

The planning proposal was for a rezoning of Meriton-owned land in McPherson Street and Warriewood Road Warriewood. It proposed a development of more than double the density agreed by the Strategic Review of undeveloped land in the Warriewood Valley.

The Warriewood Strategic Review was jointly conducted by Pittwater Council and the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure in 2011. After an 18-month consultation period with the local community, a new development standard of 32 dwellings per hectare was agreed upon and adopted by the Council.

The Meriton proposal for the McPherson Street and Warriewood Road sites put forward a dwelling density of over 90 dwellings a hectare.

The Director-General Sam Haddad wrote to the Council this week advising them of that he had decided the proposal should not proceed to a ‘gateway review’. The gateway review process is where a planning proposal is determined by the Minister and the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure instead of the local council.

General Manager Mark Ferguson said the decision underlined the importance of consistency and certainty for future development in Warriewood.

“We are pleased that the Department has upheld the JRPP’s view that this development – coming less than 12 months after the Warriewood Strategic Review had been adopted – was inappropriate and an over development of the site.”

Mr Ferguson said the decision sent a clear message to developers that planning standards jointly agreed by the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure and the Council would be supported in the future.

Contact: Mark Ferguson
Phone: 9970 1105

The Co-Op Club Gig Guide for March/April
Waterfront Café at Church Point

Sun March 23.  Damian Wright Flamenco Trio. 

FlamencoDamian Wright is an ARIA nominated virtuosic contemporary  flamenco guitarist and leader of acclaimed ensemble BANDALUZIA FLAMENCO. Sun March 23 will see him at The Co-Op Club in collaboration with the brilliant flamenco dancer Jessica Statham (awarded a place in Dance Australia magazine’s critics’ survey of ‘most outstanding artists’ in 2013) and percussionist James Hauptmann.

Sunday march 23 between 3-6pm.

Free entry.

Sun March 30.  The Jason Walker Trio

The Jason Walker Trio featuring Jason Walker vocals, John Wardle guitar & bassist Nick Hoorweg bring songs deeply marinated in blues & roots that describe journeys in time and over land. Jason’s 2010 album Ceiling Sun Letter’s was nominated for an ARIA in the country category.

Sunday 30 March between 3-6pm

Free entry.

Sun April 6.   Bek Jensen

BekBek Jensen, daughter of well known vocalist Shauna Jensen will bring her soulful power to the Co-Op Club

Sunday April 6 between 3-6pm.

Free entry.

Sun April 13. The Sly Dogs.

SlyDogsScotland Island locals & regular house band at the Co-Op Club in The Waterfront Café at Church Point play their brand of rockin soulful blues

Sunday April 13 between 3-6pm.

Free entry



Pa u l   B u r c h a l l

“Get Frocked” Fashion Show


26 March @ Tennis Wharf
Following WPYC “Ladies” Race
(i.e. commencing shortly after sunset, or thereabouts)

Coolest Job on Scotland Island

We are looking for a fit, keen, reliable year 10 student to join our grocery delivery team at Scotland island Traders. they must be quick minded, as well as fit. We work every Saturday morning from 7am to about 10.30 delivering orders to smart people of the island.
good hourly rate and a fun atmosphere working with other boys. you would be required to do 2 Saturdays on and 1 off and still have the bulk of the weekend to play !
if you are interested, give me a call.

Graeme Richmond
0419 460 331


Lost sunglasses at Catherine Park

A new pair of sunglasses, with round lenses, brown plastic frames and metal arms.

If found, please call 0435 462 482.


Marina Berth

We will be away from the island from April 28th to July 1st 2014 inclusive and, as we are having our boat stored onshore, our berth at the Bayview Anchorage Marine will be vacant during that time (suitable for up to a 5 metre craft).

The Marina management has agreed to allow me to sublet the space so if any island or offshore resident is interested in taking up the vacancy for the two months in question, at a reduced rate from the normal marina charges, please contact Tony on 0419-242723 or achendel@gmail.com

You can now join the Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking here. Please print the page and return the completed form to SIRA at this address:

The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105.
Please NO CASH.

Contact SIRA at

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association
www.wpca.org.au, contact Michael Wiener at

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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