New One-Way System
announced for Scotland Island
Pittwater Council, SIRA
and the RTA have announced
the immediate implementation of a one-way system for Scotland Island at
the special meeting held on Friday evening. Effective as of this
morning, all vehicles are to travel
in a clockwise (looking down from
above) or "widdershins" direction along Richard Road, Robertson Road
and the part of Thompson Street that joins the two on the East
All vehicles travelling from Bell to Tennis must go via Cargo, Tennis
to Bell is via Carols. The Southern part of Thompson Street
is to be
travelled in a generally West - East direction and vehicles may go UP
Hilda Avenue and DOWN Cecil Street.
The Bush Regeneration group have hailed the announcement saying that
this eliminates the need for passing places and will allow for more
vegetation to flourish at the roadside. The Rural Fire Service have
also welcomed the scheme as it will allow them to get to anywhere on
the island in a predictable time frame without having to worry about
meeting Jack in his truck hurtling towards them. There was a small
objection from Scotland Island Lodge as guests who leave the lodge will
have to circumnavigate 95%
of the island in order to get to Tennis. Fares for the community
vehicle will rise from $14 to $15.25 to compensate for the extra fuel
needed to get to, from and back home for a journey.
Once the scheme has become established it will be extended to include
Florence Terrace where vehicles will be allowed to travel North (i.e.
towards Tennis) during odd hours and South (away from Tennis) during
even hours. Similar regimes are being devised for the fire trail.
A spokesman for the RTA said that the scheme prepares the way for the
bridge over from Church Point to where Vivian Street joins Richard
Road. Furthermore, it will eliminate the need for 79% of the car park
at Church Point which will be turned back over to a picnic and dog
SIRA is now looking for volunteers to man the roads for a short time to
ensure users are circulating correctly. For more
Road Rehabilitation Works
Offshore Wine Syndicate Tasting Today !
Women's Day Report
Vale School Time Capsule missing
discussions with Swami TV
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Road Rehabilitation Works
Please be advised that rehabilitation works to repair the land slip on
Thompson Road will commence next week April 2 and will continue until
the works are properly completed. This should take up to 3 weeks.
Please do not park any
vehicles in the area at the intersection of Richard Road and Harold
Avenue, above Carol's Wharf, to allow passage around this corner
for Council vehicles and equipment. Please ensure your vehicle is
parked elsewhere from Tuesday, April 3 to Thursday, April 5 and
Tuesday, April 10 to Thursday, April 12 inclusive between the hours of
7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Principal Engineer - Works
Offshore Wine Syndicate
At last! The tasting notes and the price list for our next tasting on April 1st.
my expert eye over the notes (and the prices) leads me to want to order
all of them, but sensibility has cut in, my wallet is thin and my
manager is looking darkly....
Winter is traditionally a time of
roasted meats and full wines, so take a special look at the Ballast
Stone Shiraz - sure to be fabulous!
So: The tasting is to be held on Sunday
April 1st from 3pm at the cellars, I mean home, of Julian and Nathalie
Muir, 58 (Lot 172) Richard Road. If you are new
to our tastings, the map below will show you the Muir residence.
The list of wines and the tasting notes can be accessed by clicking HERE
Bring a tasting glass, some food to share and a good friend.
the meantime, please remember to make a note in your diary, ask your
neighbours and friends to keep the date in mind and clear out your
cellar ready for the next offering from the Wine Syndicate!
If you want
further information, you could ring:
Gaal 9979 9141
Gaines 9979 2070
4449 <- Tasting to be held here
Purvis 9979 9667
Greg Roberts 9979
You can invite your neighbours by suggesting they visit pittwaterwine.net46.net
where they can sign up to receive our quarterly
'notice of tasting'
Site lost to developers
12 by Kathryn Welling
Council tried to buy the Pasadena waterfront site for the community and
bid up to $2.3 million, but it has been sold to
developers for $2.4 million.
General manager Mark Ferguson was at yesterday’s auction and authorised
staff to bid up to $2.3 million of ratepayers’ money for the former
wedding venue and restaurant, which has been empty and the subject of
court cases and development indecision for some years.
“The acquisition would have contributed to the overall outcomes
contained within the Church Point plan of management and would have
provided a community hub for Church Point,” Mr Ferguson said after the
Once the council dropped out of the bidding, there was only another
$100,000 made in bids at the auction before the hammer fell at $2.4
million, with local developers the new owners.
Real estate agent Jack Elsegood, of Domain Residential, said eight
parties fought for the prime site, right next to the Church Point wharf
and post office.
It consisted of 632sqm of land and for decades was a prestigious
function centre and waterside restaurant.
The sale brings to an end the long-running saga of Giuseppe and Mary
Romeo who had owned the site for decades, before being caught by debt
and seeing the once-renowned venue taken over by receivers.
Several years ago the couple tried to develop the site with three $4
million apartments offered off-the-plan. There were also plans for four
shops, a terrace and a 13-car basement. Then they offered it for sale
as a development site in July 2010.
Last year the couple were ordered to repay more than $3m million to a
relative after ``crippling’’ debt had blown out from $5.5 million to
At the time Supreme Court judge Justice Sackar said Mr Romeo had been
``prepared to say anything that comes into his head which he considers
helps his case, however objectively absurd it is’‘.
The Romeos had been in disputes with the council and the Land and
Environment Court over developing the site.
END OF AN ERA
1980s: Pasadena was a popular restaurant and function centre
2009: Romeos decide to develop the site and get approval for three
luxury apartments on the site
2010: Family decide to sell the whole site but can’t find a buyer
2011: Supreme Court orders Romeos to repay relative more than $3
million after debts mount up
2012: Receivers take over and site sold at auction to a local developer
Kids Art Workshops
WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL
- 9-11AM - MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER - $30
- 12-2PM - OWLS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT - $30
THURSDAY 12TH APRIL
- 9-11AM - PET TEA LIGHT CANDLES - $30
- 12-2PM - TOTEMS - $30
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For more details please contact TRACY SMITH
Council Equipment Removed
Council’s blower was removed from the storage area under the Kindy (old
Café area) sometime between the afternoon of Friday, March 16 and the
morning of Monday, March 19. It is a STIHL, large model, and is
identified with Council’s engraving on the body of the equipment.
If anyone has borrowed it or has any information as to its whereabouts,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave phone message on 9979.5853
or return it to the space under the Hall that leads to entry to Toilets
for Council staff to collect.
International Women's Day
was held this year in the Elvina Bay Fire Shed thanks to Lisa Atkin's
It was hosted by the Off Shore Grameen Group ( OGG) & more than 50
guests arrived, undaunted by cold & rain, for a 7:30 breakfast.
With the help of Elvina Bay and Lovett Bay friends & neighbours
Lisa provided a delicious 4 course breakfast. Nila Chambers gave an
inspiring & informative talk about the plight of the World's poor
& how microfinance loans help women to set up businesses &
educate their children.
Generous Raffle prizes were donated by The Pittwater YHA, Susan Duncan,
Denise Leith, Nathalie Muir & Kath Scanlan.
$900 dollars was raised, enough to provide loans for 6 Women.
A huge THANK YOU to all who volunteered & all who came.
If you'd like information about our group Email <
email@example.com> or PH: 9997 3078
Vale Public School’s mystery time capsule
30 March 2012
Mona Vale Public School’s
missing time capsule
is the stuff of a ripper mystery movie with the principal of the time
taking the exact location of burial to his grave leading to an
extensive hunt using a metal detector and builder’s X-ray.
This year marks the school’s centenary and as part of the calendar of
activities, staff and students were hoping to remove the time capsule
buried in secret in 1975 by principal Tom Le Sueur.
MVPS’ relieving principal Greg Jones said, “As all other avenues have
been exhausted, the school is making a final attempt to see if anyone
in the community might have information or the latest equipment that
might lead us to the time capsule’s location.
“It would be a wonderful addition to our centenary year if we could
finally solve the mystery.”
It is believed the capsule was buried near the school’s front gate or
interred in the sandstone ornamental wall at the Waratah Street
entrance. Principal Le Sueur organised the time capsule to be buried
and staff and students were not privy to the location.
The school’s historian and longtime teacher, Bev Lewis, has spoken
without success to former staff and parents from the mid 1970s and
those involved in the wall’s design and construction. She has also
visited the groundsman at the time, Archie Homer, however he wasn’t
able to shed any light.
Lewis and Year 5 teacher, Melissa Stevenson, have spent a significant
amount of time and resources trying to locate the missing capsule and
its unknown contents. Stevenson had a builder X-ray the wall while
Lewis has tried to locate the capsule with a metal detector, to no
Ms Lewis recalls, “I remember the burial in 1975 and feeling bothered
that my Year 5 class were not allowed to put anything in the capsule,
as it was too small, and also not being allowed to see where it was
“Within the community there maybe someone with information or who owns
the latest style of metal detector and be an expert in its use,” she
Celebrations for what is a very significant milestone will go ahead at
MVPS with or without the 1975 time capsule.
As part of the centenary activities the school’s students are currently
working on items for a time capsule that will be dedicated at the April
27 special assembly, one of the events planned to mark the school’s
100th anniversary. This capsule will be removed and opened in 50 years’
time, in 2062.
“The school has learnt an important lesson and we will make it more
widely known where we are burying the time capsule this time around,”
added relieving principal Jones.
If you have any information on the location of the 1975 time capsule,
please email the centenary committee via firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone the school office on 02 9999 3481.
Greg Jones (MVPS relieving principal)
m. 0425 225 587 or email@example.com
Lisa Ratcliff (OCC/Centenary PR advisor)
m. 0418 428 511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
discussions with Swami TV
Grahame and I launched our book 'Bodhasara' at the “Gone Fishing
Gallery’ last year.
We are holding interactive discussions on Bodhasara at our Island home
at 24-26th April this year. Everyone
interested is welcome.
Swami Tattvavidananda (or Swami TV) is a great scholar full of warm
humility. Born in a small Indian village near Hyderabad, he loves
poetry, and particularly loves Bodhasara. He has already given some
classes on Bodhasara in the USA and plans to give more in India and the
USA. He has a PhD in both Chemistry and Sanskrit and prior to becoming
a Swami lived the life of a professional university academic.
gives some info and insights into our book.
111 Florence Terrace, Scotland Island (5 houses South of Eastern wharf
– next to ‘wave’ house)
April 24th 2-5pm, April 25th 9-12, 3-6, April 26th 9-12, 3-6 (times may
Please contact me by email, 0409 560008 or 02 95606713 (9997 8724 over
Easter) if you would like to find out more.
We need to know numbers so please let us know if you are interested in
See you there,
Jenni and Grahame Cover
Island Community Garden Update
Last Friday fortnight we had seven adults with a lovely bunch of
children show up to lend a hand in the community garden. The children
discovered many treasures playing in the soil, some even saw a baby
lizard been born. The community spirit was buzzing and most of the
veggie patch was cleared
How can you be involved?
We are accepting donations from the community such as garden supplies
that you may have lying around; a bag of mulch fertilizer or even
guarding tools would be of great use.
We have had a worm farm donated already and could do with another one!
A reminder to every one that would like to be involved we meet at 4.30
to 6.30 Friday afternoons. We would love to see you there, or if you
would like to show some support another way please contact Tamie on
0402 583 230
Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka’s Bloody Civil War
By Niromi de Soyza
The book tells how in 1987, two days before Christmas, Niromi finds
herself in an ambush as part of a small platoon of militant Tamil
Tigers fighting government forces in the civil war that engulfed Sri
Lanka for decades.
With her lifelong friend Ajanthi, also aged 17, the teenagers become
part of the Tamil Tiger’s first female contingent, equipped with little
more than a rifle and a cyanide capsule.
Niromi's group managed to survive on their wits in the jungle, facing
not only the perils of war but starvation, illness and growing internal
tensions among the militant Tigers.
She then recounts how events erupt in a way that she could no longer
The book sheds light on how this well-educated, mixed-race,
middle-class girl from a respectable family came to be fighting with
the Tamil Tigers.
Today Niromi lives in suburban Sydney with her husband and two young
children. She speaks fluent Tamil and Sinhalese, but writes beautifully
in English. For many years she has worked for the Red Cross in Sydney.
Date: Wednesday 4
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
$6.00 Concession - Pensioners and Students (passes must be shown)
Payment within 3 days of booking
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Open House for Palliative Care at Mona Vale Hospital
Club of Pittwater
Point Ferry Service
24th 2012, Lovett Bay
Susan Duncan and Bob Story have experienced, like so many Australians,
losing loved ones through the horrendous ordeals of cancer. Every
second year they affirm their commitment to do their bit towards
helping others by having an open house to raise funds for worthwhile
projects. This year they nominated the Palliative Care center at Mona
Vale Hospital as what they would support and the Rotary Club of
Pittwater, who have an ongoing project to raise funds for MVH
Palliative Care’s ‘The Cottage’ as the volunteers and co-presenters
thanks to Dianne Elliott, wife of Rotarian Doug, asking Susan to at a
recent book signing.
Tarrangaua, the home they open to visitors, holds a special place in
the hearts of many as it is the classic house built by poet Dorothea
Mackellar in 1925 as a summer retreat. Mackellar, author of the iconic
poem "My Country", became locally famous as an occasional resident,
reclusive and eccentric.
Situated above the clear green waters of Lovett Bay, its name is no
accident. The words "high, rough hill" translate into the Aboriginal
language as Tarrangaua, the name given to this home by Dorothea
Mackellar. Tarrangaua has recently become famous in Susan Duncan's
award-winning memoirs - Salvation Creek (2006) and The House at
Salvation Creek (2008) - and her gorgeous pictorial book A Life on
Pittwater (2010). To visit this wonderful residence and its beautiful
grounds was a little like going for a romp with this Australian poet
over soft green lawns beneath tall gum trees in what is Autumn
There is a house on a
high, rough hill that overlooks the tawny green waters of Lovett Bay.
It is pale yellow, with three chimneys and a red tiled roof spattered
with lichen. An elegant verandah, with stately columns and polished
wooden floors, stretches from end to end and on a still summer evening
it is quite magical to dine there, watching the light fade and the
birds fly home.
- Susan Duncan, Salvation
Creek: An Unexpected Life
On the ferry over deckhand Roz pointed out the points, landscapes and
homes of more iconic Australians such as Chips Rafferty’s old home,
whom Dorothea is said to have visited on occasion, swimming across the
bay. Those on board look one way then another as old buildings, old
ferries and water courses are described. We disembarked at a blue
boatshed and climbed the stone steps to the lawns surrounding
Tarrangaua and went looking for Dorothea… Susan and Bob.
The current lady of the house was busy in the kitchen. Susan has gained
a reputation for excellent food with offshore folk and would brook not
one toe over the doorway. Tall, bubbly, with keen eyes behind her
glasses, this lady was clearly enjoying speaking with and feeding all
who came and willingly autographed books that had been brought and
posed for photographs. Her generous spirit is palpable. Husband Bob had
thrown open his men’s shed so the great artists from Gone Fishing
Gallery could contribute to the day by displaying paintings, prints,
photographs and more with a portion of all sales going towards the
Palliative Care Centre at Mona Vale Hospital. Bob, like all volunteers
on the grounds, was working hard to ensure all who came felt at home
and comfortable in the building and grounds. Those we saw seemed quite
settled on chairs, benches and the grass, glasses of wine and food in
In a study off behind the kitchen Margaret Molloy, offshore lady for
more then four decades, was reading some of Dorothea’s works and giving
insights into their creation. Some of Mackeller’s personal possessions
could be seen, including Dorothea’s lovely flowing handwriting.
At the top of the stairs from the Lovett Bay jetty the magnificent view
back across the bay past Rocky Point towards Church Point gave visitors
pure Pittwater at its sunshine best. Behind the house rises the
unspoilt Ku-ring-gal Chase National Park, a magnificent 154 sq km
expanse of wilderness encompassing diverse vegetation, sandstone
escarpments and picturesque waterways. First inhabited by the Garigal
people, it became a national park in 1894.
It would be a waking vision to return to another Tarrangaua Open House
and flit with Dorothea across the lawn, dwell under the towering gums
and hear her voice, and the wordsmith who breathes there now, murmuring
among the brilliant eucalyptus shimmering leaves. This place is
You feel it as soon as your foot touches its earth. To be able to visit
for such a great cause doubles your happiness.
Special thanks are due to the following who all gave their time,
selves, services and products to support this great day; Susan Duncan
and Bob Story, Rotary Club of Pittwater members, volunteers and
supporters, Church Point Ferry Service (Amelia K and L.Duck were
running; Penny on shore, Roz and Tim were on ours as deckhand and Ferry
Master respectively), HammondCare (Stewart James, CEO), Kennards Hire,
Mona Vale, Max Value Pharmacy, Centro Warriewood, MyShuttle Pty Ltd
Avalon, (David Cosgrave) Pittwater Council, Pittwater High School,
Pittwater YHA, Broken Bay Lighterage (Toby Jay and Dave Shirley)
Waterfront Cafe, Church Point, Lisa Atkins, the Gone Fishing Gallery
Artists and all the offshore community that gave of their time and
themselves with such joyful generosity. Wild mushroom, garlic and beef
sausages were from Janet at the Wingham Butchery.
Mannington's Volunteer Photography's Public Gallery: HERE
Susan Duncan: http://www.susanduncan.com.au/
Church Point Ferry Service: www.churchpointferrys4ervice.com
Rotary Club of Pittwater: www.rotarypittwater.com
Gone fishing Gallery: www.gonefishinggallery.com.au.
Story and photos Courtesy
Bookings are now open for Pittwater Council’s Vacation Care
program running from Tuesday 10 April until Friday 20 April
Council’s vacation care program offers a wide variety of activities for
children from kindy to year seven, with the centre operating between
7.30am and 6pm.
The vacation care is based in the main hall of Narrabeen Sports High
School on Namona Street, North Narrabeen.
Pittwater Council’s Children’s Services Manager, Merron Howard, said
children would have plenty to choose from to keep them amused these
“As well as our popular movie and pyjama day, we’ve also organised a
trip to the Easter Show, Taronga Zoo, The Quarantine Station and a
paddling/kayaking trip on Narrabeen Lake,” said Ms Howard.
For full program details visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/children
The cost for vacation care is $57 per child per day, which includes all
excursions. Rebates are available through the Family Assistance
Office. Parents are reminded that a late fee does apply to
bookings made after the closing date.
Bookings can be made online or in person at Council’s customer service
centres at Avalon and Mona Vale. Bookings close on Wednesday 4
Media Contact: Merron Howard Ph:
(02) 9970 1167
FUN APRIL HOLIDAY
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) has announced the
release of its exciting autumn holiday program for kids.
Kids on the Coast offers healthy and fun outdoor activities for 5 to 12
year olds from Tuesday 10 April to Friday 20 April.
Activities include Art Rocks by the Sea, Reptile Romp, Bush Creature
Creations, Coastal Capers and new activities such as Aboriginal
Heritage & Song, Hermit Crab Mania and Crazy about Cetaceans.
Council’s Natural Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell
said the program encouraged children to explore beaches, rock
platforms, headlands, bushland, wetlands and the Narrabeen Lagoon
“Kids on the Coast is the ideal school holiday experience. The program
gives children the chance to learn about our natural environment in a
fun and interactive way,” said Mr Beharrell.
Two hour sessions are held from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. The cost
is $22 per child per session, with full-day sessions available from
10am to 3pm at $55 per child (for standard activities), which includes
supervision between sessions (BYO lunch).
Working parents who require extended care for their children can also
take advantage of a 9am to 10am session and/or a 3pm to 4pm session.
These sessions are an additional $10 each.
The CEC is located at Pelican Path, Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen,
only 300m from the North Narrabeen beach entrance.
Book online at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ceckids or call 1300 000 CEC
(232). For further inquiries please call Bianca Springford on 9970 1313
or email email@example.com
Media contact: Bianca Springford, Coastal
Environment Centre Ph: 9970 1313
23 March 2012
HAVE YOUR SAY ON
The public is being
invited to comment on the future development potential of the
Warriewood Valley on Sydney’s northern beaches.
A report prepared by Pittwater Council and the NSW Department of
Planning and Infrastructure has recommended a variety of residential
densities across the Warriewood Valley, in addition to some commercial
development and land for recreation and open space.
The report is based on four independent studies by consultants,
commissioned as part of the joint Warriewood Valley Strategic Review,
which is being undertaken in a partnership between Council and the
department. An independent probity advisor has also been engaged to
oversee the strategic review.
The four consultant studies on hydrology, urban design, strategic
transport and economic feasibility, as well as the strategic review
report and interim probity report, are being publicly exhibited from
Saturday 24 March to Friday 18 May 2012.
From today, the draft review report and supporting documents can be
viewed from 20 March on the Council’s website at
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au and the Department’s website at
A community information session is also being held at Pittwater RSL
Club on Tuesday 3 April from 6pm, where staff from Council and the
department will be available to answer questions and explain the
The key outcomes of the draft strategic review report include:
The report also identifies flooding constraints and emergency
evacuation issues in some parts of the Warriewood Valley and the need
for further analysis of these issues.
- Proposing an additional 269 dwellings, which would
result in a total of 2,544 dwellings across the Warriewood Valley
- A recommended increase in density of up to 32
dwellings per hectare for some individual land parcels; and
- A concept plan for the area known as the Southern
Buffer, which proposes a range of land uses including open space,
recreation, a new mixed-use development and residential development.
The Southern Buffer extends from Boondah Road through to Jacksons Road,
Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose said it was important for the local
community to make their views known on the changes proposed by the
“This review is a far-reaching one which will shape future planning for
the Valley in the decades to come,” Mayor Rose said.
“The key factors for residents to consider are the changes proposed for
Boondah Road and the increase in housing density for land that’s
The department’s Director-General Sam Haddad also encouraged the
community to provide their feedback on the draft strategic review
“This joint strategic review is the result of significant co-operation
between the department and Council, and these investigations have
examined a variety of important issues which will help shape future
planning for the precinct,” Mr Haddad said.
“This strategic review is not a rezoning proposal – rather it
identifies the key issues, and proposes
increased residential densities in some areas of the Valley.
“Public comments will be taken into consideration in finalising the
strategic review, and the report may then be used as the basis to
inform future planning proposals to rezone land in the precinct or
development proposals. Either of these processes would involve a
further opportunity for public consultation before any changes could be
made to the development controls that apply in the Warriewood Valley.”
The public exhibition period for public comments on the strategic
review runs from Saturday 24 March to 18 May 2012 at
The documents are also available to view during business hours at:
Submissions can be:
- Pittwater Council – Mona Vale and Avalon customer
service centres and libraries; and
- Department of Planning and Infrastructure –
Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney
Council media contact: Steve Evans, Pittwater Council, (02) 9970 1133
- Lodged online via the interactive community mapping
tool at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/warriewoodreview;
- Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- • Submitted on the comment form available on the
Council and department websites, council customer service centres and
the department’s information centre; or
- Posted to General Manager – Pittwater Council,
Warriewood Valley Strategic Review, PO Box 882 MONA VALE NSW 1660.
Department media contact: Laurel-Lee Roderick, (02) 9228 6128 or 0429
A massive directory for
all northern beaches seniors is hitting the streets for Seniors Week.
The Services, Activities & Housing Directory 2012-2013 is a
one-stop-shop for all northern beaches seniors thanks to a successful
partnership between Warringah, Pittwater and Manly Councils.
“We have a vast array of services available for seniors on the northern
beaches and now, for the first time, they’re all in one, easy to read
publication,” said Warringah Mayor, Michael Regan.
Mayor Harvey Rose said the directory contained everything from
information on retirement planning to fun ways to keep fit. “It’s a
handbook on healthy ageing,” he said.
“It’s a collaboration between the three councils on the Northern
Beaches, so wherever you reside from Manly to Palm Beach, there are
contacts in the guide for your social and everyday needs” said Manly
Mayor Jean Hay.
The directories can be found at Council's Customer Service; Libraries,
Community Centres or online at the council websites.
If older people with mobility problems have difficulty assessing the
directory - contact Aged Services and you will be sent a copy.
29 March, 2012
For more information please email email@example.com or call
In very good condition. all offers considered.
Kelly 0415 900 508
DE HAVILLAND RUNABOUT 4m LONG aluminium
Aluminium runabout 3.40m long
Price for each $500 ono
9958 6383 or 0451821461 evenings
|Scotland Island Web Site
in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
here to download
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
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 &
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or email@example.com
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursdays - 0421762236 email@example.com
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Mediterranean
cooking fortnightly - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday evenings - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
- Mondays on SI Phone Jen Cudmore 0425 212 849
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Nila on 9999 2445
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call Gordon on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point
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