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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

February 1, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 17, Issue 889


Congratulations Toby Jay



Mayor Jacqui Townsend with Toby Jay.

Over the past 13 years Toby has given up his time and used his own barge to complete offshore collections for Clean Up Australia Day.

Last year he even gave up a long awaited reunion with mates that he hadn’t seen for many years to continue his amazing work on this important day.





Council advises a work compound will be located at the southern end of the carpark at Church Point.  It is anticipated that two spaces will be allocated for this purpose.
This compound will be for the use and storage of vehicles and/or materials to assist with the drainage program on Scotland Island, commencing 28th / 29th  January 2016.
The compound will be in place for the duration of the Works Program.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.

If you have any queries, please contact:

Anthony Nagel
Supervisor - Streetscapes South Urban Infrastructure
9am to 4pm Monday to Friday
P:  9970 1344  M: 0408 218 685


Scotland Island General Clear Out

Monday, February 8

General, Whitegoods & Metals


Download Flyer Here

The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres (3m x 1m x 1m)


  • Asbestos, batteries and household chemicals
  • Building materials – wall linings, gyprock, studs, timber beams, tiles, concrete
  • Car, motor and boat parts, rubber tyres – rims are accepted
  • Food, full gas bottles (open valve), glass including windows, panes, mirrors, panels, shower screens, picture frames, liquid paints, oils, fuel, soil, earth, fill, bricks
  • Recyclable materials – paper and cardboard, soiled wrappings, vegetation, plants

Unacceptable Items will not be collected – please remove from roadside


  • Appliances such as stoves and fridges – remove doors; frames with glass removed – break glass into newspaper, wrap securely and put in household garbage
  • Paint tins and fuel containers – with the lid off and no liquid
  • Manageable quantities of: delivery pallets, wooden stairs, decking, gates, fencing, guttering, down piping, iron sheets and water tanks – cut down to 1.2 metre lengths and able to be lifted by one person; nails must not stick out – please hammer down; hot water systems – emptied
  • Metals to be kept separate, where possible, to be taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and re-use
  • Place metals in a separate pile to other general clean up materials


Community Hall Information


As your new hall bookings manager, I’m really excited about the possibilities for community events in our beloved hall in 2016. 

The hall has been freshly painted, has Wi-Fi and is about to have a projector and sound system installed.  So what do you want to happen at the hall?  I can help you set up a group, event or activity. 

Some ideas to consider could be open mic performances, board games night, movie night, a women’s group / men’s group, guest speakers, music, kid’s activities, meals / cooking demonstrations / art classes.  If you have a particular talent or skill, why not consider starting a class in the hall? 

Island residents can hire the hall for just $15 per hour (Wi-Fi and Projector is extra). 
Please contact me with ideas, thoughts, comments and contributions and let’s see what we can make happen this year.

Also did you know that you can hire the hall for private use? It’s a great location for a kid’s party – with kitchen facilities and lots of space for active children.  A three hour hire costs $82.00.

Barbara Labram
M: 0473008339
E: hall@sira.org.au


Pittwater Going Gone?



This is an urgent message reminding you that to attend either of the Public Enquiry meetings at Mona Vale Golf Club next Tuesday February 2, you must register by 9am on Monday February 1.
The meetings are 1-5pm and 7-10pm.
If the venue reaches its capacity registration will close earlier.
You can do so by emailing your registration through this website link
(This website also enables you to make a written submission.
The closing date for submissions is 5pm February 28.)
or by phoning   1300 813 020 (available 24/7).
It has been reported that large numbers of residents from Warringah have already registered and plan to swamp the meeting. The Golf Club only holds a limited number and apparently large numbers of Warringah residents have already registered. It is believed they will push the one council option.
Your presence is essential if you wish to protect the Pittwater we are proud of and love.
Sue Martin
Management Committee
P.O. Box 1
Avalon Beach 2107


Mothers Group on behalf of the

Scotland Island Kindy

Mothers Group Poster


Australia Day Awards 2016

The Australia Day Awards were presented at a function at Avalon SLSC on Thursday 21 January 2016.

There were three award categories; the Pittwater Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year (under 26 years) and Sportsperson of the Year.

Young Citizen of the Year

Kayleigh Greig

Kayleigh is only 12 years of age and is already an active wildlife ambassador. Her various roles include membership of Sydney Wildlife, a volunteer for Southern Cross Wildlife Care and a member of the Wildlife Roadkill Prevention Association.  She’s also negotiating with Ernst & Young to establish a wildlife ambulance and clinic.

Pittwater Sportsperson of the Year

Charlie Brooks & Alyse Saxby

Charlie Brooks

Charlie is a highly accomplished member of the Newport Surf Life Saving Club. Last year he won medals at local and state events with 5 gold and 2 silver medals at the Australian Championships, earning him the title of ‘Male Athlete of the Carnival’. This year he also represented Australia in the Youth Surf Life Saving team.

Alyse Saxby

Alyse has represented Australia at the World Games for Special Olympics three times. This year she won a gold medal in Sailing Level 3 at the World Games in Los Angeles with her sailing partner and coach on board. She was also a finalist for Sailor of the Year with a Disability at the 2015 Yachting Australia Awards.

Pittwater Citizen of the Year

Romilly Madew
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Mayor Jacqui Townsend with Pittwater Citizen of the Year - Romily Madew.
Romilly is a passionate advocate for sustainable living, holding positions of both the Deputy President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and is the CEO of the Green Buildings Council of Australia. Romilly is the first Independent Chair of the Currawong State Park Advisory Board (NSW) and as President of Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club is a well-respected member of the Pittwater community.

Citizen of the Year – Special mention

Michelle Heaton-Armstrong
A special mention was given to Michelle Heaton-Armstrong for her work with ‘Fight on the Beaches’. Michelle is the driving force behind the ‘Fight on the Beaches’ charity that has seen a staggering $326,000 raised for cancer research.

Check out the image gallery of the Australia Day celebrations in Pittwater.

Library Events

Literary Luncheon - Inlaws and Outlaws

by Kathleen James

Wed 17 Feb, 12-1:30pm

Listen to author Kathleen James discuss her book (and own story) Inlaws and Outlaws at Mona Vale Library and be amazed at a family secret or two around adoption and bigamy while getting a real love story fix. 

Inlaws and Outlaws
‘Kathleen James deals with the issues of adoption with grace, sensitivity and sincere compassion. This is a wonderful read and personally it touched me on so many levels…. To bring to others the dilemma that is adoption with such understanding is a huge achievement.’ Penelope Wise, representative of the Adoptive Parents Association (APA) on the NSW Standing Committee on Adoption, Australia, 1977 - 1990.

Cost is $8 or $6 for concessions and includes a light lunch.

Bookings essential on 99701600.


Workshops for Sydney Art Space next Term

Including workshops by Scotland  Island artist Nettie Lodge



Australia's Largest Selling Wine Syndicate Newsletter

All the Wine that's fit to Drink :)

Good news! The Pittwater syndicate is announcing our next tasting - and just in time for your editor who has run out of white! OMG

In perfect time to stock up for the long winter months - to get you through the snow and sleet we must expect in winter...

THE DATE:Sunday 20th March 2016
THE PLACE:The wonderful waterfront home of George and Deryn, on the south western corner of the island.

You know the house? If not sure just reply to this mailing.
NOTES: Yes you can bring family and friends.

This is just a preliminary advice so that you can circle the date in your calendar, if anyone still has a paper calendar :)

Tasting notes and more detail when they come to hand.

The Co-Op Club Presents

February 2016 Bookings

Church Point Cafe -  Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm

Sun Feb 7: Mitch Anderson  : image

Sun Feb 7: Mitch Anderson is quite simply one of the best white soul singers of our time. With a career spanning 20 years as a vocalist and piano player, he recently won the hearts of millions of people throughout Australia and the rest of the world with his emotionally charged heartfelt performances on the Voice Australia where he was the top finalist on the winning team Seal. This is Mitch & band’s first time at the Co-Op Club and definitely not one to be missed.         Check out a live clip here https://youtu.be/xbBd1oVSMTY

“..everything that comes out of Mitchell’s mouth is soulful…” - Seal

Sun Feb 14: Helen Ryder :
Sun Feb 14: Helen Ryder is a Melbourne based singer who will be joining us at the Co-Op Club in February as part of a tour to promote her new album Someday Love. A rich 11 track offering of lush country & soul infused pop featuring duets with Spencer P. Jones (Beasts of Bourbon) & Kevin Bennett. (The Flood) Helen and band were featured in the Age & SMH’s top 5 gigs in 2015 so don’t miss the chance to hear them.

…”A beautiful selection of songs interpreted with great feeling and backed by some of Australia’s finest musicians..” Brian Wise, RRR Radio, Melbourne

Sun Feb 21:  Kate Lush & band :image

Sun Feb 21:  Kate Lush & band are a big favourite at the Co-Op Club. Add to her devastating voice, great original material and an outstanding band and you have a Sunday afternoon not to be missed.    

Think soul infused rock, Memphis blues with a dash of Susan Tedeschi..

There’s a kind of infectious joy that comes out of Kate Lush’s music that captures your imagination. Go prepared to be blown away.

Sun Jan 17:  Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs :image

Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs are one of the most popular bands that play at the Co-Op Club. Come and join us for their brand of dirty, soulful blues with the fantastic Matt Trapnell on guitar, harmonica & voice with special guests.

Music is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm  
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793




Starting again on February 2nd

Come and Enjoy

In The Community Hall, Scotland Island

Tuesdays, 9 am to 10.30 am
$ 20 per class, $70 for 4 classes.

Through graceful sequences of movement, pranayama asanas, relaxation and meditation, you can release tension and experience the full joy of life.

Suitable for all fitness levels and ages.
Bring a mat, blanket and a bottle of water
Ring Katya on 0414 187 916


For Sale

Double bed mattress

Double bed mattress – good condition, Chirotonic – has logo of National Chiropractors Assoc. $50
Also free basic double bed base – slats and metal bedheads.

Jenny Cullen 0406 806 648

Small Freezer For Sale 

We have a small freezer for sale 550 wide x 830 high.  Very good condition. 
Elvina Bay.  $30.00

Jon Matthews
0412 440 719

Various items for sale

  • Brother sewing machine NS10 as new    $50
  • Mistrel air cooler and heater works well    $20
  • Clothes rack (height variable, 2 rods) with basket    $10
  • Eco Jet multi-purpose hand held steam cleaner    $20
  • Onix heated clothes airer    $15
  • ‘Hedgehog’ gutter leaf guards    $2 each
  • Decorative wood screen 6 panels (2mtrs high x 3 mtrs long) slight damage    $15
  • Various small household items:- vases, bowls etc   

Please phone Anita 0438 281 726


Mega Deck Sale

Mega Deck Sale


Boat for Sale

boat ad

Free Board Games - take all or nothing !

  • Monopoly
  • Scrabble
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Bravo
  • Junior Pictionary
  • Loose your Marbles
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Trivial Pursuit - Gen
Call Annette
0410 007 501

Pick up over near fire station


The Local Guide

Community Information

Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
What's On Event Calendar 
click to go to the Calendar
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page click to go to Page
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 details - click here for details
West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable water
  • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
  • SIRA Membership Application
  • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
  • General Information, Map & Contacts
Scotland Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island & Offshore Children's 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:  http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/community/community-hall/
Pittwater Online News -  http://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 www.g2u.com.au -delivered to your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders -  Graeme Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
email scotlandislandtraders@gmail.com
Justice of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 9999 4092
Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
Justice of the Peace -  - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
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 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
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
Dog Wash & Grooming Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
Pittwater ECO Floor Sanding - LUCIO: 0425 376 986 pittwaterecofloorsanding@gmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf

Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
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
Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes – Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or chris@syntivityaustralia.com


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:


Pittwater Weather
Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
Local Weather Forecast
Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

Emergency Contact Numbers   

and reviewing recordings
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


You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au


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

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The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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