ANZAC DAY, MONDAY
11.00 AM AT CHURCH
Construction at Church Point to start..
Pittwater Council will begin works to realign McCarrs
Creek Road and build a new car park at Church Point within the coming
weeks, with the appointment of a civil engineering contractor and new
project manager earlier this week.
General Manager Mark Ferguson said the $10 million project was expected
to take approximately 18 months to complete, with completion expected
in November 2017.
“With the green light to start works, we are thrilled to be starting
construction at Church Point,” Mr Ferguson said.
“The new parking and amenity solutions will be well-used and highly
valued by Pittwater’s onshore and offshore residents, as well as those
visiting Pittwater,” Mr Ferguson said.
The new car park will deliver 120 new parking spots—providing both
spaces for general access via pay and display and premium (guaranteed)
In addition to the increased parking, other major improvements to the
area will offer significant improvements to the safety and amenity for
pedestrians and road users; including a new piered seawall with
suspended timber pedestrian boardwalk; the realignment of McCarrs Creek
Road between the Commuter Wharf and Rosstrevor Reserve and landscaping
around the area.
“Having carried out a thorough assessment of tender applicants, we are
delighted to have appointed Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering,
specialist civil engineers, to carry out the various stages of works at
Church Point,” he said.
Council has also appointed an expert project manager to oversee the
project from Council’s perspective, commencing in May 2016.
Mr Ferguson says during the construction period, Council will work
closely with the contractor and all involved will do their best to
minimise disruptions to local residents and users of the wharf.
“We have worked closely with both the onshore and offshore community to
get to this point, and we remain committed to keeping our residents and
other stakeholders well informed on the project’s progress,” he said.
Mr Ferguson said that Council appreciated the support and patience from
the community around the project’s construction.
Geotechnical ground investigation will take place during the week of 2
May 2016, ahead of construction commencing. A barge containing
necessary equipment will be located by the commuter wharf for
approximately seven days and commuter boats will be temporarily
displaced during this time. The works will be staged to minimise
disruption as much as possible.
For more information and regular updates please visit:
Contact: Media contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1172 or 9970 1119
Dear Church Point boat permit holder
We are pleased to advise that Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering
has been awarded the tender for construction of the road, seawall and
car park at Church Point.
Geotechnical ground investigation works will take place during the week
of 2 May 2016, ahead of construction commencing. A barge is required
for these works and will be located by the commuter wharf for
approximately 7 days. The works will be staged to minimise disruption
as much as possible.
What this means for you
Unfortunately you will not be able to tie up your boat in the inner
section of the commuter wharf during the week commencing 2 May while
the investigation works are taking place.
Geotechnical investigations will generate some noise however works will
be kept within regulatory levels and will be conducted within the
permitted hours of 7am to 5pm. We apologise for any inconvenience
during this time.
Alternative temporary tie up locations
To minimise inconvenience, we have arranged temporary tie up locations
whilst this work takes place (please see attached pic):
- Old wharf (wharf in front of waterfront café)
- Boat ramp/seawall/beach at the eastern end of Church
Point car park
Staging of works
No tie ups permitted on the inner-west section of commuter wharf
- Sunday 1 May, 6pm–Tuesday 3 May, 6pm:
No tie ups permitted on the inner east side of the commuter wharf
- Tuesday 3 May, 6pm–Friday 6 May, 6pm:
Rangers will use discretion for boats with current permits during this
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Please understand that Council may remove boats and tie them up to the
seawall at Rosstrevor Reserve or double stack them at open areas of the
facility if necessary.
If you have any questions please contact our Wharf Ranger John Hoeben
on 0481 012 659.
More information can be found on Council’s major projects page.
We thank you for your patience during this time and look forward to
sharing updates on this project with you.
Manager Urban Infrastructure
The Scotland Island Kindy
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Dear Scotland Island & Offshore Community,
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Are you able to help with Elsie Steps Bush Care Project?
We need volunteers on Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th May. A
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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 .
close on 24 April – so I encourage everyone who uses and
enjoys the Pittwater to get involved and have their say,” Rob
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.
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