Thank You to the Scotland
Rural Fire Brigade
The Scotland Island residents and particularly the top of the Island
residents would particularly like to thank the SIRFB including all the
new recruits, with the support of the West Pittwater who spent much of
their Saturday carrying out a very successful hazard reduction burn at
the top of the Island.
Hazard Reduction Burn Basin & Coasters Retreat
The Rural Fire Service and National Parks and Wildlife will be
conducting a 300 ha Hazard Reduction at the Basin and Coasters Retreat
starting on 7th March and continuing up to the 9th March.
This burn will provide future protection to the residents of Coasters
Retreat, Currawong and Mackerel Beach and create a safety zone around
the camping grounds at the Basin in the event of a Major Bushfire.
Smoke will be seen throughout Pittwater during the 3 days of the burn,
but especially Morning Bay and Towlers Bay and especially on Monday 7th
March. We ask all residents to be vigilant and if they see a fire
that is not being attended by a fire truck or fire boat to please ring
000 to report it.
The attached map shows the area where the burn will take place.
If you have any queries regarding this burn please contact the
Warringah Pittwater Rural Fire Office during office hours on 9450 3000.
SDC and TRAINING OFFICER
WEST PITTWATER RURAL FIRE BRIGADE
0409 936 281
No Mega Council – Second Merger Proposal– Speak Up Now
The NSW Government has announced a further merger proposal to
amalgamate Manly, Warringah and Pittwater councils.
The new merger proposal for Pittwater will again be conducted by the
delegate in the same way as the initial merger proposal for
Pittwater and (part) Warringah for which consultation has now closed.
Following a period of community consultation on the new proposal for
Manly, Warringah and Pittwater, a report will be prepared by the
Government’s Delegate, Mr Richard Pearson, and submitted to both the
Minister for Local Government and the NSW Boundaries Commission.
The merger proposal is not yet available, but links to this will be
uploaded once known.
Have your say
Public submissions may be made via the Council Boundary Review website or by mail Council
Boundary Review, GPO Box 5341 Sydney NSW 2001 until 5pm, Friday 8 April
The merger proposal is not yet available, but links will be uploaded
The Delegate Mr Richard Pearson has announced today that Public Inquiry
meetings will be held:
Date: Monday 21 March
Venue: Mona Vale Golf Club
Date: Tuesday 22 March
Venue: Manly Golf Club
Date: Wednesday 23 March
Venue: Dee Why RSL
The Delegate has confirmed that the same person cannot speak at all
three meetings so it will be important that your group coordinates
speakers from your group across the three meetings.
These meetings will be well attended so it is important to register as
soon as possible as it is first in first served.
We are asking that all groups should be encouraging as many members as
possible to attend. It would also be important to have as many
speakers as possible.
Whilst there is currently no documented merger proposal on the Council
Boundary Review website submissions are open and will close by 5pm, 8
Manager – Community Engagement & Corporate Strategy
P: 9970 1108
M: 0409 938 472
Thank you from the Kindy
A big thank you to all our Scotland island community Volunteers, who
helped this Saturday at the sausage sizzle at Bunnings Belrose to raise
funds for Scotland Island Kindy & after school care.
We raised over $1600 in 8hours.
Big thank you to you!
Great team work and amazing outcome, we couldn't have done this without
you this amazing group of community volunteers.
If you want to find out more about our Scotland islands Kindy
activities please like our Facebook page.
Spotlight On Sustainability Of Pittwater Estuary
Office of Rob Stokes
Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced the NSW Government is commencing
consultation on the future of commercial fishing within the Pittwater
The NSW Marine Estate Management Authority has put forward a range of
management initiatives to help improve marine conservation and maximise
community benefits in key coastal areas.
The Pittwater estuary has been identified due to evidence of
resource-use conflict between commercial net fishing and other user
groups and the threats posed to the estuary’s long-term environmental
sustainability and social value.
“The Pittwater estuary is our community’s most valuable natural asset,”
Rob Stokes said today.
“Boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing and swimming are key parts of our
community’s lifestyle and are all supported by this incredible waterway.
“Countless marine based businesses, tourism operators and retail
providers also heavily depend on the estuary’s attractiveness and
“Managing risks and conflicts is vital to help protect this valuable
community asset and the continuation of commercial netting is now
squarely under the spotlight.
“Various controls such as closures to commercial netting on weekends
have been implemented but concerns still remain.
“For the first time an extensive threat and risk assessment has been
undertaken and our community is now being asked to have our say on the
future of commercial netting and the best ways forward.
“Community feedback will help inform further evaluation of the
management responses and final recommendations to the NSW Government
later this year.
“Copies of the report, and details on how to provide feedback, are
available by visiting www.marine.nsw.gov.au .
“Submissions close on 24 April – so I encourage everyone who uses and
enjoys the Pittwater to get involved and have their say,” Rob Stokes
The Marine Estate Community Survey undertaken in 2014 informed the design of
the Hawkesbury project.
Over 1,700 people across NSW were surveyed. Some of the key findings of
the survey are:
- the health of the marine estate is considered to be a
- the marine estate is viewed as integral to the NSW
community's social and cultural well-being
- benefits are amplified for coastal Indigenous
communities as many of their core traditions are linked to the marine
- the diversity and abundance of marine life and
natural beauty of the marine estate are considered key economic values
for nature-based and regional tourism
- pollution of the marine estate, from littering,
spills and land-based runoff, is perceived as the major threat
- less than one in five people considered overfishing a
- key management opportunities that were identified
- addressing pollution
- greater public involvement in decision-making
- more on-ground environmental action support programs
- improved public education
- increased public access
- actions to rehabilitate coastal habitats and
address coastal inundation and erosion
- Marine Estate Community Survey Final Report (Sweeney
- Summary of results from the public online survey
(Marine Estate Management Authority) (9pp) – the findings from 152
respondents to a public online survey on the qualitative findings from
- Technical Paper 2 – Surveying the Community's Views on
the Marine Estate (Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel) (10pp) –
describes why and how the survey was undertaken, lessons learnt and how
the results should be used.
With thanks to West
Pittwater Community Association web site
Blue is the Hottest Flame
You are invited to the sunset launch of
Blue is the Hottest Flame,
an EP of romantic new
songs by award-winning singer/songwriter Susan Muranty.
Live show featuring Susan and her band “Fyre”
David Richards, Basil Daher, Matt Lakeman and Nic Andersen.
Top Room of the Waterfront Cafe, (next to the Ferry
Wharf at Church Point )
Friday Night, March 11 from 6.30 pm.
Polycraft For Sale
What: Pair of Ascent black school
shoes Mens Size 9 or 10
When: Friday afternoon 26th Feb
Where: Church Point
after school and
before departing on the ferry)
(Could have been assumed they were being thrown away, as they could
have been left in the wharf)
0400 067 722 for any information
Office Job Available
We are looking for a highly organised individual who has strong
attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills to help run
all aspects of our commercial cleaning business administration.
Looking for a great customer service person who loves getting things
organised, well presented and could introduce new initiatives to help
the office run smoothly.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Answering incoming calls
Co-ordinate jobs with the cleaning team
Adapt and create office procedures to support the business functions
Maintain Work Health and Safety records, insurances and training
Quoting, receivables, processing of supplier invoices
Maintain job lists and on-line diary
All sort of odd jobs and a bit of bookwork!
Skills & Experience required:
Previous admin/PA or book
keeping experience a bonus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Great attention to detail and problem solving skills
Excellent customer service and time management skills
Professional and have integrity
A desire to help our business grow
Initial training will be from our home office in Lovett Bay, but we are
looking to move office on-shore.
Flexible approach in that some days work could be done from your own
Minimum 5 hours per day required Mo - Fr, but could job share if more
than one candidate.
Please email Kim@suspenderscleaning.com.au or telephone Sarah
on 0410 461 544.
Kayak for Sale
I have this kayak for sale.
Please phone Judy
I’m Moving onto a Boat House Sale
I’m moving onto my boat and really can’t take my furniture—in fact I
can’t really take much so a whole house load of stuff is up for sale.
Come along and see what you want, items include:
Come in and look all week, open house day on Saturday—everything must
- Two queen beds and mattresses—one on stilts so you
can put a desk underneath, both 3 years old.
- Wooden Dining table and Chairs
- One kitchen table
- Three draw metal filing cabinet
- Large HP printer
- Large wooden bar stools
- Large wood book shelves
- Large Freedom Furniture bookshelves (3)
- Various work desks (kids and office)
- Three door TV stand (black and glass)
- Various small book shelves
- Various bedside tables and drawers
- Lots and lots of other kitchen and house hold stuff
We’re upstairs at Annette’s House on Kevin Street just up from the Fire
Call Phil on 0411 882064—can send photos on request.
Mountain Buggy for Sale
$125 price not negotiable
Mountain buggy swift 2 years old
rain cover and sun over
Lamb sheep insert cover
Coffee/water bottle holder
Selling as no longer needed little humans grown legs.
Perfect for Scotland island territory - easy to push up heels.
Call Aggy 0424209242 for genuine enquiries
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