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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

September 26 2013
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

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Getting Closer …

The acceleration towards Pittwater Council’s final decision on the design for additional parking at Church Point is increasing. The decision will be made at a full Council Meeting on either the 1st or 3rd Monday in November.  In mid-October, SIRA will hold a Community Forum on Scotland Island to allow time for discussion of the options which will be followed by a Community Forum at Mona Vale that Pittwater Council plan to hold in mid-October.

During the period of these two Forums, a second survey will go out to all Offshore residents that will set out the options and fees, as well as refer residents to website links where background information is available for those who are interested to read more on the subject.

At both the Council Community Forum and the Council Meeting it will be highly desirable to have a significant Offshore community presence.

Please follow these links to recent Pittwater Council documents that give some important details:
In these documents Council discuss fees. Two points that need highlighting regarding fees are:
  • Firstly, nobody likes to pay for something that was (a) originally free (current fee $291) and (b) which still does not guarantee parking. But, as Council have pointed out on several occasions, the fees are required by the Department of Lands for the use of Crown land at Church Point and are in perpetuity (i.e. will not be removed). The good news is that these fees are not going to the State Government, but will be used to create additional parking for our benefit.
  • Secondly, whilst the final Options are not yet determined, the fees that Council are now proposing are significantly less than those originally proposed in the CPPOM. For example, the ground level only Option(s), originally $575, has been reduced to $350. The decked Option, offering privately leased spaces is now proposed at $300.
Get ready to engage …

Notification of Night Road Works & Road Closures - McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point

Downer EDI, on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services, will carry out road maintenance on McCarrs Creek Road in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park.

Work is scheduled between Monday 30 September 2013 and Thursday 24 October 2013, weather permitting. This essential maintenance work involves road resurfacing, milling and replacing the asphalt to provide a stronger, more durable road surface, improving road safety.

Work will be completed from 6.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Road closures and detours will be in place at times to create a safe working area for Downer EDI staff and to ensure road user safety.  Details of the closures  and detours are described below and shown on the attached maps. Closure dates are subject to weather and  scheduling changes, although no work is planned during special events between 27-29 September and the long  weekend, 5-7 October.

Road closure information:

Stage 1 - McCarrs Creek Road, between Liberator General San Martin Drive and West Head Road is closed to traffic and detours provided via Liberator General San Martin Drive (i.e. Akuna Bay) from Monday 30 September  to Thursday 3 October 2013.
Stage 2 - McCarrs Creek Road, between West Head Road and McCarrs Creek Reserve is closed to traffic and  detours proposed via Pittwater Road and Mona Vale Road on Friday 4 October and then from Monday 7 to  Wednesday 9 October 2013.

Stage 3 - McCarrs Creek Road, between Yulong Avenue and Liberator General San Martin Drive is closed to  traffic and detours proposed via Mona Vale Road and Pittwater Road on Thursday 10 October and Friday 11  October 2013 and then on Monday 14 October and Tuesday 15 October 2013.

Delays are expected due to changed traffic conditions and access to properties may be affected.  Traffic controllers will provide access to residents and local business employees as required. Access to Terrey Hills town centre will be provided at all times.

Up to date information about this work, including any date changes, will be displayed on electronic message signs along the roadway.  Motorists are asked to follow the signs, reduced speed limits and the direction of traffic controllers.

There will be noise associated with this work. Every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents by carrying out work during the day only. Roads and Maritime and its contractor Downer EDI apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate the patience of residents and motorists.

For further information please contact Downer EDI Community Relations on 1300 776 069 or email


Outside business hours, or for more information on scheduled road work, visit www.livetraffic.com or download Live Traffic NSW for iPhone® or iPad® from the App Store Live Traffic NSW for Android
from Google Play or call 132 701.

Yours sincerely
Road Maintenance project team
1300 776 069

Local Council Notices
Development Unit Meeting - N0021/13
1858 Pittwater Road, Church Point

Council is writing to advise that application for Alterations and additions for adaptive re-use of the existing building to include a cafe, restaurant, bar, shop and motel uses (N0021/13) at 1858 Pittwater Road, Church Point will be reported to the Development Unit meeting on Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 9am at Councils Mona Vale Office, 1 Park St, Mona Vale.

You are welcome to attend the meeting and if you wish to speak at the meeting, please call on 9970 1111 to register with customer service.

Reports are available for viewing on Council's website from Friday, 27 September 2013 or at council’s offices in Mona Vale or Avalon.

Yours sincerely

Angela Brown
Assistant Planner
Phone: (02) 9970 1674

Fibreglass Row Boat

LOST my small white fibreglass row boat off Scotland island.
Has a red plastic child's seat attached.

Ph Cath 0424745208.

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