SI Rego Day
Winter Fire Shed Dinner
Island Fire Shed DInner
Island Winter Solstice Festival
Stay Warm Breathe
Co-Op Club June
Local Contact Guide
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You can contact
Gwyn Perkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland Island Rego
Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner
Greek at the Fire Shed
Saturday June 14 from 7.00 pm
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Tickets can now be
purchased ONLINE at new SIRFB web site.
ISLAND KINDY is now open for kids from 18months to 5yrs for long
more information please email email@example.com or call (02) 9979 7856
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on the Coast
Pittwater Council’s Winter Program set to revitalise the cooler days
the July school holidays the Coastal Environmental Centre (CEC) is
heating things up with some fantastic adventures.
Winter is a great time to explore our beautiful coast. Whales are
migrating to warmer waters, making it an ideal time to get
up-close-and-personal with the wonders of our natural environment.
30 June - The Nutty Professor
Put on your lab coat and enter the Nutty Professor’s Lab at the CEC!
We’ll discover what’s happening in the world of science and learn how
to answer questions using the Scientific Method – just like real
1 July - Washed-up Coastal Survivor
Imagine being marooned on a deserted island. Enjoy a fun outdoor
adventure where, as castaways, we explore our local beaches and
bushland looking for ways to survive in the natural environment.
Learn about finding food, water and shelter as well as some great
bushcrafts using materials we find along the way.
2 July - Art Workshop
Get inspired these holidays and create some amazing and special
pieces. A professional artist will guide you in creating some
amazing artworks. This is a fantastic opportunity for any budding
Picassos to learn some artistic techniques and let your inner artist
grow! These two special workshops will focus on the coast and
will let you experiment with lots of different techniques.
7 July - Reptile Romp
Are you interested in reptiles? Would you love the chance to meet
some of our scaly friends? Come to the CEC and learn about our native
reptiles and get the chance to meet them up close. Some of these
guys are the closest thing to a living dinosaur!
8 July - Nutty Professor’s Lab
Enter the Nutty Professor’s Lab at the CEC. Can you make
something move without touching it? Can you send secret messages with a
lemon? Does water have a skin? We’ll discover what’s happening in
the world of science and learn how to answer questions using the
Scientific Method – just like real scientists!
9 July - The Not so Scary world of Sharks & Wild about Whales
Come to the CEC and learn more about our creatures of the deep. Find
out about our friends the sharks and what makes them so special for our
oceans. We will also have a whale of a time learning all about the many
interesting features of the largest animal on earth.
10 July Rock - Platform Rambles
Ever wondered what lives in a rock pool? We’ll have a great adventure
exploring the coastline and all the amazing creatures that call our
rock pools and rock platform home.
11 July - Beachcombing Investigators
Enjoy a day beachcombing and other fun activities by the sea. We’ll
learn what lives in the lagoon and what gets washed up on the shore.
Begin at the “Kids on the Coast” HQ by examining our collection of
specimens and touch-table, before embarking on a trail of discovery to
find your very own washed up treasures.
Time: All activities run from 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bookings: are essential
For more information: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ceckids or phone 1300 000
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Notices are now digital!
time to jump on the digital bandwagon and make your life easier than
ever – enjoy this FREE service and pay your rates online!
From 7 April Pittwater ratepayers have been signing up to the new
MyPost Digital Mailbox that allows them to receive and pay their rates
Ratepayers can opt in to the service provided by Australia Post, which
the Council hopes will eventually eliminate the need for paper-based
copies of rates notice.
The new service manages bill payments in a single location with a
single password. The digital mailbox is a free and secure online
platform, allowing Pittwater property owners to receive communication,
pay bills and store important documents such as rates notices online.
Chief Financial Officer Mark Jones from the Council said the new
service also lets people pay water and phone bills.
“The main advantage for people is that it is a centralised bill payment
service that automatically sends reminders via email when rates are
due,” he said.
“From the Council’s perspective it will gradually reduce the costs
associated with printing the rates notice and mailing it to
Mr Jones said all ratepayers would continue to be sent the July rates
notice by mail, which contain the two annual parking stickers for
“However if you opt in to the digital service, you’ll no longer receive
a paper-based quarterly bill.”
Mr Jones added that ratepayers who did not wish to take up the digital
mailbox service would continue to receive their rates notice by mail as
“However we expect that once people become familiar with the new
service they will sign up.”
To sign up for the digital mailbox service visit www.digitalmailbox.com.au
Doggy Do's and
Don'ts with Steve Austin
your dog a scally-wag? Does he run away from you when you call his
name, or repeatedly get his head stuck in the kitchen rubbish bin? Or
perhaps he is a bully to other dogs? If your pooch needs a ‘talking
to’, then it’s time to meet dog trainer extraordinaire Steve Austin.
Pittwater Council has engaged elite dog trainer Steve Austin to help
with your issues. Steve will be available Sunday 22 June
for a FREE session at Rowland Reserve from 9am-12.
It’ll be a fun and informative morning where he can answer all your
doggy-related questions; particularly when it comes to obedience.
Steve realised at the age of 13 he had a special way with dogs as he
trained his dog Sooty to entertain crowds outside the pub.
These days Steve is often invited to lecture and help at zoos around
the world. He’s also a regular at American Law Enforcement Agencies and
was asked to train dogs in bomb detection at the Mount Everest Kennel
Club in Kathmandu. Steve also trained the first ever truffle detector
Most recently Steve was chosen to head the NSW Emergency Volunteer
Canine Fire and Rescue Unit. This unit - the first of its kind in
Australia will be deployed to help with recovery efforts during
tsunamis, earthquakes, fires and floods.
The main focus of the session will be on dog training, dog park
etiquette, obedience and social skills. No bookings required, just turn
up with your four-legged friends and let the fun begin!
For more information: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/companion_animals
Contact: Sasha Lucius
Phone: Ph: 9970 1151
Winter Solstice Festival
in CATHERINE PARK, SCOTLAND ISLAND
STALLS MUSIC FOOD
/ UPCYCLED TREASURE
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SUNDAY JUNE 22
10am – Sunset
Largest Selling Wine Syndicate
All the Wine that's fit to
Hello again from your drinking reporter (responsibly). It is time again
for another of our ever popular Wine Syndicate tastings and on this
occasion it is at the home of Greg
and Louise Roberts at beautiful Pittpoint on the Northern corner of the
Greg is busying clearing out his boatshed/building site to make room
for the crowds who will no doubt attend.
I have no idea about the wines yet. You will the first to know as soon
as I hear from places north...
Kindly add the date JUNE Sunday 29th
2014. We kick off at 3pm. I have already put this in my diary.
Friends signup http://pittwaterwine.net46.net
Stay warm breathe easy
Smoke Reduction Program
can still enjoy the warmth of your wood heater by making a few simple
changes to reduce wood smoke, protect your health
and the health of others in your community:
- Use only small logs of seasoned, untreated wood
- Store wood under cover in a dry, ventilated area
- Use several small logs rather than one large log
- Maintain a bright flame, never let your heater
- Increase the air supply if you see your chimney
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for a good fire...
- Choose small, dry logs – unseasoned wood has a high
moisture content which makes a smoky fire.
- When lighting a cold heater, use plenty of kindling
to establish a good fire quickly.
- When refuelling your fire, open the air controls to
full for a few minutes then add some newspaper and small pieces of
wood. Keep the air controls open for 10-15 minutes after you have added
the fuel. This will produce a less smoky fire.
- Have your chimney cleaned every year. Creosote is a
sticky black residue that can build up in your chimney – it restricts
air flow and makes your fire harder to start. A creosote-clogged
chimney can spill smoke into your room when you open the heater, and
even catch fire, putting your home at risk.
Environment Protection Authority
59 Goulburn Street, Sydney
PO Box A290, Sydney South 1232
Phone: 131 555 (NSW only – publication and information requests)
Phone: (02) 9995 5000 (switchboard)
Fax: (02) 9995 5999
Proudly Presents June Bookings
Church Point Cafe
Artists play between 3-6pm
Sun June 1: Tina
Harrod & band
Award winning vocalist & writer Tina Harrod will be playing some
sweet, funky, soulful music from her own albums and from some of her
favourite artists. Featuring Hamish Stuart on drums, Alex Hewetson bass
& Gavin Ahearn on keys.
…”Harrod gives you goosebumps...it’s as if she’s singing about the last
night of life..” John Shand SMH
Sun June 8: Brendan
Brendan Gallagher's a unique musical incarnation…singer,
multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, performer & troubadour
of the world with the band Karma County over 6 albums. Brendan’s career
spans over 30 years & he has played on recordings for artists from
David Bowie to Kylie Minogue and produced many albums including Jimmy
Little’s instant classic Messenger.
At The Co-Op on 8th June he'll be
exploring new songs and old with drum legend Rob Souter (Dynamic
Hepnotics, Slim Dusty) and young WA guitarist Doug Nairn.
Brendan Gallagher is a fine musician but what’s clear from his latest
album Wine Island is his surpassing skill in the studio..pretty much
single handedly crafting an album that is as good as anything you’ll
hear this year..
..Jeff Glorfeld – SMH
Sun June 15: The Sly
Scotland Island locals and the Co-Op Club house band return to give you
your monthly dose of rockin soul blues…a great way to end your weekend
and start your week.
Sun June 22: Rachel & The Stickmen are also a band from
Scotland Island. Their musical palette ranges from electric to
acoustic, Tom Waits to contemporary pop.
Sun June 29: Kate
Lush & band
Add to her devastating voice great original material and an outstanding
band and you have a Sunday afternoon not to be missed. Think soul
infused rock, Memphis blues with a dash of Susan Tedeschi..
Pittwater Rd Church Point
Ph: 9999 2793 for bookings
New engine with warranty
- Yamaha Four Stroke 60 HP High Thrust (amazing torque,
enough power to water ski and have lots of passengers)
- New Hydraulic Steering: no more changing of expensive
- New Bimini with flexible setup: keeps you dry in the
heaviest of all rain.
- New battery, new wiring, new prop, new cabling, new
rigging kit, new bilge pump, new float switch, new nav lights, and more.
- Easy stormcover: important to get boat insurance, and
to moor boat long-term without worries.
- 60L underfloor petrol tank.
- Famous 16ft Quintrex Millenium hull for smooth ride
and outstanding fuel economy.
Price: $19,000 o.n.o.
Robert 0410 499 734
|Scotland Island Web Site
in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
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 Application - click
here to download
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or email@example.com
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Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
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
|Dynamic Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone nadine 0402 752465 email@example.com
|Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes –
Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
/ The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
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)
|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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