Inflammatory flyer to onshore residents
In response to damage to a few cars that were parked in McCarrs Creek
Road, recently someone from the offshore communities has produced an
anonymous flyer and put in the letter boxes of houses along that road.
While we understand the upset of those whose vehicles were damaged, the
flyer implies that this damage may have been done by onshore residents.
The Flyer also says that this vandalism“… puts YOU at risk of
Counter-vandalism attacks”. This is a police matter and there is no
absolutely evidence for this accusation and the vailed threat is to say
the least “not helpful”, and very offensive.
The flyer says “If you know anything could you please contact the Water
Police or SIRA”. This has been interpreted by some onshore residents
that this flyer came from SIRA. So we are making this public statement
that this Flyer was not produced by, endorsed by, nor are the producers
of this flyer known to SIRA. We do not support the implied accusations
and while we are in no way responsible we apologise on behalf of the
off-shore communities for any offence taken.
At this time we need to rely on the onshore community’s support for our
push for a residents’ parking scheme including an exemption from
parking restrictions in the local streets in Church Point, this action
of distributing offensive flyers could be damaging to the prospects of
the whole of the offshore community.
As we approach a joint onshore and offshore meeting about “Parking and
Demand Management” strategies for Church Point we need to ensure that
we have maximum opportunity to achieve where possible some consensus
between onshore and offshore groups.
The SIRA Committee.
Daylight Saving - Forward 1 hour
saving begins in NSW on Sunday,
2 October 2016
Daylight saving begins
in NSW on Sunday, 2 October 2016 when
clocks go forward one hour at 2:00am.
saving will end in NSW on Sunday, 2
April 2017 when clocks
go back one hour at 3:00am.
For future summers, daylight saving in NSW begins at 2:00 am, Eastern
Standard Time, on the first Sunday in October and ends at 3:00am
Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April.
October at 7pm
Kindy Now Enrolling
A Comedy Night
at the Hall
October & Saturday 22 October from 7:30
No BYO (relax, there will be a bar)
To book, ring Annette Ritchie on 0410 007 501
100 Years of Community Hub
Pittwater Tidal Enclosure-Swimming Pool.
Bayview Wharf was officially opened 1 December 1900. It
an earthen groyne/wharf construction which was common at the time but
of which very few remain. The adjoining Bayview Baths were
circa 1915. The available history indicates that apart from
Maybanke Anderson’s nearby house the Bayview Baths and adjoining groyne
and wharf are the earliest intact items in Bayview. They significantly
pre-date both the nearby 1920 Aquatic Club/Ambulance Station/Scout
Hall, and Pittwater’s ocean beach rock pools.
Historical detail presently to hand:
1900: ‘The new
pier at Bayview, Pittwater, officially opened 1 December 1900’
1915-1916: Baths appear to have been built during this
Real Estate Sale notice of 27.3.21 advertises ‘6 residential blocks
near Professor Anderson’s home and within one minute’s walk to Bayview
wharf and swimming pool with a refreshment store’.
of the local Williams family who ran the adjacent boat builders for
three generations and as children lived nearby, remember the Baths and
groyne in the early 1940’s as much bigger than at present and reaching
right up to the road. The present parking lot and lawn area
obviously been in-fill along the way. The Williams family
remember the Baths as a great and constant meeting place for all the
local children, after school and in weekends and holidays.
also recall that their grandmother was reported to have frequented the
pool when she was young, which would have been in the very early days.
many long-time Pittwater residents fondly remember the Bayview Baths
over the years as an irreplaceable opportunity for people of all ages
and abilities to safely access Pittwater’s salt water for bathing,
swimming and paddling, and for children to learn water
They strongly support this facility being maintained to benefit today’s
children and into the future, and see it as a total contrast to the
ocean beaches and pools. The long row of steps provides seating for
parents supervising children, and for safe entry to the
The adjacent grassland is a great spot for family picnics.
area continues to be a popular community hub. Although
have been raised about water quality Sydney Water has acknowledged
responsibility for any water quality issues relating to its nearby
pipe. A detailed Sydney Water review is scheduled for 2016 and Sydney
Water has committed to work with Council on any remediation required.
The historical record shows repeated requests by Bayview Church Point
Residents Association when repairs have been indicated, and these
Bayview Church Point Residents Association is currently planning an
Event on Sunday 20 November between 11.00 am and 2.00pm to celebrate
the continuing importance of this historic community hub.
All welcome but keep in mind limited parking and walk if you
Any historic photos to add to a planned display would be much
The member for Pittwater and NSW Planning
Minister Rob Stokes will unveil a commemorative plaque and there will
be a band from Pittwater High School.
The President of
the Association, ( Bayview, Church Point Residents
Roberta Conroy will begin the formalities and Margaret Makin/Dr. Jenny
Rosen will give a short talk on the History of the Wharf and Baths.
Should any of your members have any photos of the original baths and
wharf, we would love to hear from them
Games and Lego
Wednesday 5 October, 10am-6pm
some hands-on activities in the Pelican room and throughout the
library. There will be lego, jigsaws, board games and colouring in,
available all day.
Ages all ages
HSC LOCK IN
HSC students are invited to exclusive study sessions with FREE pizza!
A Youth & Families team representative will be on hand to offer
- Wednesday 5th October, 6-9pm
- Wednesday 12th October, 6-9pm
- Wednesday 19th October, 6-9pm
Open at 9am
for HSC students - 26 September to 28 October
Mona Vale Library will open early on weekdays during the exam period.
Work at Commuter Wharf
As a local resident you are no doubt aware that Council has commenced
works on the upgrade to Church Point.
Specialist civil engineers Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering
have commenced the first stage of the works, namely the new carpark and
new road alignment.
As part of these works, McCarrs Creek Road will be realigned and land
reclaimed at the water’s edge to accommodate the new road and carpark.
Due to this land reclamation, the existing commuter wharf needs to be
moved 4 metres further into the channel so that safe access for
dinghies and small vessels to the inshore berths can continue. The
realignment of the existing wharf has been approved by the Roads and
Maritime Services (RMS) and will not disturb the seafloor as the
existing wharf piles will be reused .
The relocation of the wharf will be done at the same time as the
reclamation works to minimise construction noise and will be undertaken
during normal construction hours of 7.00am - 5.00pm Monday – Friday,
7.00am - 1.00pm on Saturdays.
If you have any further questions regarding the proposed upcoming works
please feel free to contact me on 0466 513 567.
Additionally, project information and updates can be viewed at our web
Project Manager Church Point
Northern Beaches Council
M: 0466 513 567
PO Box 882 Mona Vale NSW 1660
Holiday fun at
Community Coastal Environment Centre (CEC)
the Spring Brochure (26 September - 7 October 2016)
- $60 - Full day
(10am - 3pm)
- Includes morning
and afternoon activity
- Plus supervision
- BYO lunch (as it
is not provided)
- Children must be six (6) years or older
make sure that you arrive at the CEC no more than 15 mins before the
advertised start time of the activity. Pick up times are as advertised.
We are unable to provide supervision for participants outside these
- We love your feedback, so be sure to tell us
think about our program or your suggestions. Please email your comments
- Please advise us of any medical
issues when booking
23rd 2016 at 3pm.
It hardly seems possible that another tasting is due. And that is true
- it is NOT due - at least until Sunday, October 23rd. So sit back,
open another bottle of the beautiful red that you bought at the last
tasting. But it might be smart to circle your virtual calendar so as to
be ready to frock up and prepare for the final tasting before the
'season' gets to us. As always, family and friends are very welcome.
23rd 2016 at 3pm.
small cottage in Elvina Bay.
sunny home, third jetty on the south side of Elvina Bay
even fire up the pizza oven....
If coming by ferry, alight at Elvina South,
head east on the fire trail
until you smell the wine...
play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
Oct 2: The Fukers:
The Fukers are the Freshwater Ukelele Recital Society and they have
been wowing audiences up and down the coast with their quirky take on
hit songs from Dean Martin to the Church, Louis Jordan to INXS blending
in their own groovy original tunes. With 5 ukes, a double bass, guitar,
drums, washboard and vocals they will have you laughing, singing &
dancing on the tables. A perfect gig to welcome in daylight savings.
Hawaiian shirts & beachwear are mandatory. Book now!
Oct 9: Doggin It :
Doggin It play original Australian acoustic blues about Sydney’s
waterfront, timber cutting, whaling and bush towns like Tambar Springs
and Aboriginal communities like Hopevale and the stories they tell
about those places will leave you spellbound. Jed and Cletus play steel
body guitars, mandolin, harmonica, didgeridoo & wood body guitars.
The boys have played in Memphis and Nashville and many Australian
Oct 16: Kate Lush:
Kate Lush and band return armed with material from her forth coming
new album that she’s looking to release in the coming months as well as
her soulful spin on other great rock and soul classics. Add to her
great songs, a devastating voice and rockin band and you have some of
the best Sunday’s we’ve enjoyed at the Co-Op Club. Think soul infused
rock, Memphis blues with a dash of Susan Tedeschi.
Oct 23: Kim Hart:
Hart has had a stellar career which includes chart topping records in
Australia and New Zealand. She has appeared and hosted ABC’s Countdown,
supported Elton John, The Commodores & Roy Orbison and most
recently performed as a backing vocalist on Australian Idol. She joins
us for the first time at the Co-Op Club with a band who have played
with a who’s who of Australian music royalty.
Oct 30: Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs:
Trapnell & The Sly Dogs return to the Co-Op Club. This northern
beaches/Scotland Island band have performed more times than any other
band at the Co-Op Club. Don’t miss hearing them with special guests
including vocalist Narelle Lewis as they play their brand of soul, pop
& rock n roll including well- known favourites along with some of
their own material.
it’s that time of year for the
Annual Snowy Ride!
The Snowy Ride
is on Saturday 5 November 2016
is the Snowy Ride you say? It’s a motorcycle ride organized by the
Steven Walter Childrens cancer Foundation held in the Snowy Mountains
region each year (see further details here http://www.snowyride.org.au/
As an offshore community member at Pittwater (living on
Scotland Island) I see many of us commute and enjoy the lifestyle that
not only Pittwater offers but also that of motorcycles, the freedom and
comraderie of riding with your mates.
This will be my 9th
attendance at this awesome event where some 2500-3000 motorcyclists
make their way from all over Australia to ride some of the most
beautiful and fun roads in Australia. Of course sharing that fun with a
group of riders rather than on your own is part of the experience. So
I’m putting it out there. If you are a rider who is already going down
but would like to join up with another group and make new friends, if
you are a new rider and want to travel with experienced riders or if
you never heard of this ride before and think it’d be fun, I’d be happy
for you to tag along and enjoy the experience.
Just a little bit
about me and the ride. I have marshalled for the Honda club (HRCA) for
many years with Crossy (Brett Cross – anyone who was in HRCA will know
Brett) taking groups as large as 150 bikers so I’m used to organizing
groups, I’ve taken up to 15 bikers down to the Snowy Ride for a number
of years and know the roads well both going to and on the event so you
won’t get lost and you WILL have fun! I cater for fast and slow riders
(no one will get left behind, however experienced riders will have fun
too). We will have plenty of stops along the way to ensure everyone is
rested for each leg of the trip and no one gets lost. The planned
itinerary goes something like this:
- Friday -
6:30am- Leave Church Point, travel via Wollongong, Berry, Nowra,
Narooma, Lunch at Tilba before heading up Brown Mountain to Cooma then
onto Jindabyne and finally Thredbo.
- Saturday - 7am start ride around
Alpine Way via Jindabyne, Dalgety, Berrydale,
Adaminaby, Cabramurra, Kanchoban then back to Thredbo by 3pm for
procession and presentations then drinks!
entry fee is excellent value (visit the snowy ride at website above).
It includes a 3 day Kosiosko Park Pass, a raffle ticket to win a new
HONDA Fireblade as well as other items.
- Sunday - 9am start back to
Sydney route to be chosen depending on weather
It’s a great charity and a
Any interested parties please contact me via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me (Jean-Paul) to
discuss it on
(0412) 475 119.
Hope to see you there.
House on Island
Please contact Lucy
- We are a family of 5, kids are 2, 5 and 8
- We would love to move to the island
- The kids will be enrolled at Newport Primary
- We are
looking for a 2 year + rental up to $1100 a week
- We would
need a minimum 3 bed 2 property
- We would
like to eventually buy on the island and make this our permanent home
but for now we must rent to save for the dream.
Island Web Site
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Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
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Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Island Emergency Non-potable Water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
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- General Information, Map &
& Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Long Day Care at The Scotland Island Kindy,
Catherine Park, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am till walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry till
Vacation Care, Parents Group on Mondays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 0431 125 142/02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
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Waitlist (Tennis User Group) - Application Form
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya
0414 187 916
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma email@example.com
- contact Bob 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994 092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, firstname.lastname@example.org
a capella choir
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