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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach
April 1, 2014
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 15, Issue 762

  • Gwyn's Illustration
  • SIRA Notices
  • Stolen Boat
  • Road Works
  • The Great Offshore Shave Report
  • Local Council Notices
  • Peninsula Music Club Program
  • Author Talks
  • Pittwater YHA Bush Regeneration
  • Music Co-Op April Program
  • Helper Available
  • Accommodation Wanted
  • Wanted
  • For Sale
  • Free
  • The Local Contact Guide
  • Join SIRA
  • Archived Newsletters
  • Your subscription Information

  • Gwyn's Illustration
    'Bus Stop'

    To download a full version  of this months image ready for printing,  just click on the  image.

    You can contact Gwyn Perkins by email at g.perkins@gwyn.com.au




    TIME:  3.00PM – 5.00PM

    The Agenda for the meeting is available HERE

    All SIRA members are welcome to observe the meeting.
    An Open Discussion Session will follow between 5.00pm – 5.30pm
    All Meeting Notices and Agendas will be posted in the PON.
    If you do not yet subscribe to the PON, to be included in the distribution please go to: http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/signup


    Boat Stolen from Commuter Wharf
    Sunday 30th March 2014.

    Our daughters boat was stolen.
    Quintrex Silver 3.58  Aluminium Runabout.

    REGO IDO112N

    If you see this boat or know anything about what happened i.e. who stole it etc.

    Please phone,
    Sue  0404683724
    Mischa 0405607823

    Our faith in human nature needs to be restored!


    Maintenance work on McCarrs Creek Road

    Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out improvement works to the drainage on the slope opposite 96 and 49 McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point from Monday 31  March 2014.



    The Great Offshore Shave Reportlogo

    Hi all Offshore Shave crew and donators....

    It's taken this long for a last minute donations to go through but I think we have our final total.

    We all raised a whopping $6900 total including pre-shave donations, shave event donations (there were a many) and post donations.


    Thank you to all the team for your effort to make the event happen, thanks to all the performers, hair dressers and colourists, chefs, cupcake makers, prize givers, and raffle helpers and to all that came for the fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation. !!

    Well done. Xoxo


    Local Council Notices

    Get your rates notice online!
    Pittwater residents will soon be able to receive and pay their council rates and other utility bills online via a digital mailbox service from Australia Post. The mailbox allows you to store your bills and other important documents online in one place with one password.

    The Pittwater service will go live on 4 April – to sign up visit www.digitalmailbox.com.au


    Peninsula Music Club 2014 Program

    The Peninsula Music Club has been bringing classical music to the Peninsula for over 50 years.
    Some of this years artists have been top performers in the Sydney International Piano Competition.

    We have sparkling wine supper after the concerts.
    The Bayview Marina is only 300m or so from Loquat Valley school.
     The walk is easy and it is still light at 7.30 --when the doors open-- in the summer months.

    Click image to load flyer



    An evening with Bettina Arndt
    Bettina Arndt is one of Australia’s first sex therapists, a social commentator and has been working in the media most of her life.
    Bettina now spends most of her time on the speaking circuit, travelling across the country keeping audiences enthralled with her stories.  She writes for many of Australia’s leading newspapers and magazines and appears regularly on television and radio.
    She’s also involved in an exciting new venture, working as a dating coach providing advice to men and women about online dating.  As part of her coaching role, Bettina helps with writing profiles which in-turn increases the chances of meeting the right match.
    Her books include:
    The Sex Diaries: Why Women Go Off Sex and Other Bedroom Battles
    Taking Sides: Men, Women and the Shifting Social Agenda
    What Men Want in Bed.
    Bettina will have books available for sale at the event.
    Tuesday 22 April
    Time: 6.30pm
    Newport Community Centre
    Cost - $10, no concession
    Bookings essential, call 9970 1600, payment required within three days of booking.


    Pittwater YHA - Bush Regeneration Event
    Saturday12 and Sunday 13 April.

    An Invitation to all to join in.

    Pittwater YHA is running a Bush Regeneration Event on the mornings of Saturday12 and Sunday 13 April. The work will start around 8.30 am and go till lunchtime. Come even if you can offer an hour or two to help. Instruction given to those new to bush regeneration.

    The weekend is supported by the Greater SydneyLocal Land Service with funding from the Australian Government and the NSW Government programmes.

    All persons of the Offshore community and your friends are invited to come along and wage war on the Asparagus Fern, Mother of Millions, Lantana  and Bidens of Morning Bay.

    Morning tea and a bbq lunch provided on both days.Take time in the afternoon to go for a kayak ride on one of the YHA kayaks.

    If you have friends from more distant locations who would like to join in, there is the option to stay at the hostel overnight on the Friday and Saturday. Details on this option are in the attachment below.


    For further information to to let us know you can come along, call  Sarah and Michael on 9999 5748.


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

    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. Tabatha Brownrigg & Band

    TabathaScotland Island local Tabatha Brownrigg & Band at The Waterfront Café at Church Point - soul and blues music at its best

    Sunday April 13 between 3-6pm.

    Free entry


    Helper Available

    Is there anyone on the island who would like a general helper / babysitter / cleaner for 3 or 4 days a week in exchange for food and lodging?

    (Duration of one month only)

    I have a helper living with me 3 days per week and she would like another home for the days that I cannot accommodate her.

    If this share arrangement would suit you please give me a call on



    Accommodation Wanted



    Whether it is an opportunity house sit your property (look after your pets/garden etc)
    ....a granny flat, boat shed, room or whatever...I want to be part of Pittwater!

    I have been in the advertising and marketing industry for forty years and I believe I could assist
    the community in volunteering my skills.

    I will  obviously supply references.
    Please contact Peter Schrader on 0438 869 795.
    Email: peter@schrader.com.au


    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


    tableFor Sale

    Dining Table with 6 Chairs

    Available now for island pick-up – solid timber extension table ($100) and 6 chairs (free).

    Call Annette 0421842221.


    Free to good home
    Philips 21in. HD television
    Needs a set top box

    Please call Jan
    9986 0172

    Furniture Free to good home  furniture
    Unfinished project

    Beautiful Cedar cupboards, handmade glass doors.
    It's a top and bottom of a kitchen hutch
    It was last used in the living room to hold glasses, books etc

    Some new hinges and some tlc is all that's needed

    You could turn it into just a sideboard and split up top and bottom

    Welcome to come and view at Elvina Bay
    We can help you with delivery if needed....


    Free Windows

    2 hardwood framed windows measuring 2200 x 1140 each

    The strengthened glass is tinted and one pane has a corner crack but is intact.

    Windows come with rollers and tracks as an installation option 

    Can be collected from our home near Bells Wharf

    Ring George  0412 135 170

    Free Trampoline  image

    We have a 12 foot trampoline, that has been out grown, to give away.

    It needs a new mat ($85) and springs.

    Tim   0418-619-700


    The Local Guide
    Community Information

    Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
    What's On in Pittwater - Self Editing Event Calendar 
    click to go to the Calendar
    Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 Number, Usage & Charges
    Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 http://www.sirfb.org.au
    West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795 www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au
    Offshore Photo Gallery offshore gallery
    Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership Application - click here to download
    West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
    Scotland Island Water
    SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click here for information and contacts
    Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click here to download
    Scotland 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 & Equipment Hire
    For information call 02 9979 7856 or email:  siocs@comcen.com.au
    Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings:  Kez on 9999 4092 or kezborthwickbolton@gmail.com
    Pittwater Online Newshttp://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
    Tick Fact Sheet

    Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
    Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
    Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
    Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
    Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
    Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600
    Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815

    Real Estate
    PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
    Tanya Mottl at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
    L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale

    Services, Clubs & Accommodation
    Scotland Island Traders - On-line shopping from your computer, through your door on Scotland Island. Contact Graeme on 0419 460 331 or click here for full details
    Justice of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 9999 4092
    Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
    Justice of the Peace - Paul Burchall - 0414 975 793
    Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackeral Beach) - 0419 745 628
    Justice of the Peace - Maureen Anderson - Morning Bay resident. - 02 9997-2659 or  0417-279-346
    Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
    Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
    Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
    Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
    Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
    Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
    Pittwater Youth Hostel  - 02 9999 5748  www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=31  
    Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
    Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
    David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au

    Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)
    Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
    Art with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
    Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
    @ Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes  - Nathalie - 9999 4449
    Dru 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 nadineomara@gmail.com

    Gurdjieff / The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979 3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
    Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
    WOW - Women on Water - meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
    Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
    Scotland Island Players - contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
    Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
    Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
    Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com
    Offshore a capella choir –  Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on 9997 2035.

    Government Organisations
    Pittwater Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater_council@pittwater.nsw.gov.au  Web site click here
    Member for Mackellar Bronwyn Bishop, email clicking here or Bronwyn.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au
    Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au

    Airlines, Buses and Railways
    Sydney Airport:
    Arrivals and Departures
    Virgin Blue:

    Sydney Buses: Information.

    Sydney Ferries:
    City Rail:
    Timetables & Information.
    Country Link Rail:

    Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
    Local Weather Forecasttop
    Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)
    Emergency Contact Numbers   
    ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
    Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
    Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
    Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend
    (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
    Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel
    VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
    27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
    Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
    Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service
    9997 3795
    Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service
    9979 1612
    Mackerl Beach Rural Fire Service
    9974 1162
    Headquarters Terrey Hills
    9450 3000
    NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
    Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
    State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
    National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
    Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
    Sydney Water 132 090
    Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909
    Join SIRA
    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

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

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