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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

April 22, 2018

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater





Church Point

  • Community ANZAC Day Service
  • Church Point Reserve 11 a.m.

Pittwater RSL

  • 5.40am service
  • Followed by a breakfast available for purchase in the Club
Pittwater RSL Club’s Lower Cenotaph - 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale
Ph: 9997 3833

Avalon Beach RSL

  • 5.30am dawn service at the Cenotaph
  • 11am march through Avalon village to Club Cenotaph  
  • 11.20am commemorative service
Avalon Beach RSL Club - Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach.
Ph: 9918 2201

Club Palm Beach

  • 10.45am Pittwater Park (near Palm Beach Ferry Wharf) march to club
  • 11am service
Club Palm Beach - 1087 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach
Ph: 9974 5566

Anzac Day Centenary Council Services

Commemorate Anzac Day at a Northern Beaches Council service.

Dawn Services:
  • 4.25am Manly War Memorial
  • 5.30am Manly Dam 
  • 5.30am Dee Why Beach
Commemoration Service:
  • 11am Manly War Memorial


Northern Beaches Council Notice

Pasadena Acquisition

The Pasadena site has generated much community interest and we have provided the following Frequently Asked Questions to address many of these enquiries.

We will continue to update this page as further information becomes available. Should you have any questions please email council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Is Council going to acquire the Pasadena?

The Pasadena lay derelict, run down and unused for many years, creating an eyesore on the waterfront at Church Point.

In August last year, with the backing of the state government, the Council resolved to acquire the land so this beautiful section of foreshore could be returned to the community. 

The Council resolved to negotiate with the owner and to purchase the land and to acquire it compulsorily if negotiations were unsuccessful.

How much negotiation has occurred already?

Council has had a number of meetings and interactions with the owner.

We have now engaged acquisition specialists and valuers to progress the process, and will soon be commencing formal negotiations with the owner which will occur over a period of at least 6 months (unless agreement is reached sooner).

Why would the owner have spent all this money on the property if he thought you were going to acquire it?

We can’t speak for the owner. We have made our intentions very clear to the owner and the community since the Council resolution last August, however the owner is entitled to lawfully use and develop the land until such time as the land is acquired.

Won’t it cost you more now it had been redeveloped?

Council will pay compensation to the owner for the acquired land as assessed under the Just Terms Act.  Council is not in a position to know whether the current works will impact upon the compensation payable, as there has not yet been an assessment of the owner’s entitlement to compensation under the Just Terms Act. We have now engaged acquisition specialists and valuers to progress the process and they will advise on the costs.

What is Council’s plan for it?

Once acquired, Council will develop a masterplan for the site in consultation with the local community.

How did the owners get approval for the works if Council were going to buy it? 

The owner claims the current works occurring on site are reliant on a 1963 Approval for which a recent Construction Certificate has been obtained by a Private Certifier.  Council is currently investigating the lawfulness of the works presently being undertaken and the investigation is ongoing.

Of importance, Council’s intention to acquire the land has no bearing on the lawfulness of the owner’s actions.

Has the developer complied with the conditions of the approval? The community are concerned they are well outside the footprint of their approval – and taking up public land they are not entitled to with their outside awnings and seating.

Council is currently investigating the lawfulness of the works presently being undertaken and the investigation is ongoing.

What are the Council’s next steps?

We have now engaged acquisition specialists and valuers to progress the acquisition process, and will soon be commencing formal negotiations with the owner which will occur over a period of at least 6 months (unless agreement is reached sooner).

Would the Council change its mind given the Pasadena is now redeveloped?

Council has a resolution to acquire the property and return it to the community. At this stage we have engaged acquisition specialists and valuers to progress the acquisition process and have no plans to change course.

The link to this notice on Councils webite is  HERE


By now many of you may be aware of Keoride. For those who aren't please see below. Keoride is on trial till September 2018. The fee for a Keoride from Mona Vale to Church Point is $3.10.
Bookings can be made online https://www.keoride.com.au/northern-beaches-home or by phoning 18005367433

Northern Beaches – Book Now [1]

  •     Contact us [2]
  •     About us [3]
  •     Survey [4]

Macquarie Park – Book Now  [5]

Northern Beaches
The Northern Beaches on demand service provides a fast, reliable and personalised travel experience.
Customers are in control of their transport journeys, and can book a vehicle to pick them up from their home, designated pick up point or nearest bus stop and take them directly to the closest B-Line transport
The Northern Beaches catchment area is split into two operational on demand zones:
  •    Zone 1 - North Narrabeen to Mona Vale
  •    Zone 2 - Mona Vale to Palm Beach
  The on demand service operates during the following timeframes:
  •     Weekdays 6am – 10pm
  •     Saturday 7am – 7pm
  •     Sunday 7am – 5pm


[1] https://www.keoride.com.au/macquarie-park-faqs
[2] https://www.keoride.com.au/macquarie-park-contact-us
[3] https://www.keoride.com.au/macquarie-park-about-us
[4] https://www.keoride.com.au/macquarie-park-survey
[5] https://www.keoride.com.au/macquarie-park-booking

Kath Anderson Massage Therapy

Holistic Therapeutic Remedial Massage

full body treatments with focus on the Marma Points of Ayurveda.

Minimum time frame is 1.5 hours for a truly thorough treatment.
In a cosy and tranquil space in Lovett Bay.


Any day or evening. 

Call Kath on 0405097424

Casual work wanted

I am staying on Scotland island with friends for 4 months and over this time I am looking for casual work - dog walking, house cleaning, gardening, babysitting (I have raised 5 boys!) etc.

My hourly rate is $20/hr.

If I can help with anything please call Helen on 0432607803 or email sandhmills@xtra.co.nz

Church Point Parking Needs Before Wants Campaign

Hi all

I have created the following Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CPPNeedsBeforeWants/ in order to urge Council to review their current Church Point Parking Demand Management Plan (which at the moment will result in a net loss of weekend parking spaces to the offshore community).

If you agree, please like the page to show your support.

Iza Foster

Jetdock for Sale jetdock


View at Englesea, $5000

Pls phone Peter 0432635566

For Sale boat

Raeline 2010 180E Bowrider For Sale

4.3L 220HP Mercruiser.
100 hrs use. Serviced regularly.
Lots of extras.

Kept on drydock.


Pls Phone Peter 0432635566

Erratum Notice

In our previous publication (Aprl 15 2018) we published the article "Rogue development': Re-opening of a Sydney landmark divides community" with Handles as "@WestPittwater @NSWPlanning @SMH_Andrew Taylor  @SMH @theheraldsun".

This should have read "Handles @WestPittwater @NSWPlanning @SMH_Andrew @SMH"



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