Residents of Scotland Island
Due to the risk of bushfire and potential for ember attacks, Council is
organising an emergency fine fuel collection.
What is a fine fuel?
This includes leaves, twigs and bark that can easily catch fire. Fine
fuels are less than the
diameter of your little finger.
What do you need to do?
Volunteers will be delivering two small bags to houses on Saturday, 7 December. One
large bag will also be delivered to be used between two households.
Clear your roof and rake up all the fine fuel around your house. Use
the small bags to carry the fuel and tip it into the large bag which
you should place in the road reserve outside your property.
Please ensure a three-metre
gap is left on the road to allow trucks to collect the large
When is it happening?
Bag collection starts Wednesday, 11 December continuing for two days or
until all the bags are collected. In the event of an ember attack prior
to collection, the bags will be moved to Catherine Park to keep the
fuel away from houses.
Council is working on an extra green clean-up for larger items. You
will be notified when this is in place. Do not put green clean-up
materials in the bags.
Who can I ask for more
Contact Scotland Island
Residents Association Cass Gye on 0418 220 107 or Northern Beaches Council
David Munday on 9970 1248.
For more information about preparing for bushfire and for the latest
updates, visit the RFS
Community Engagement & Communications
The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade is
supporting this initiative and is requesting the assistance of CFU
members to help prepare the bags for delivery to residents.
If you are available to help out at the Fire Station from 10:30am
Saturday morning 7th December could you please register.
We will also be looking for a few members to help out with the delivery
to residents using the community vehicle and the small fire truck on
Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
We will confirm these arrangements at the Saturday morning session.
More information: http://sirfb.org.au/event-3655871
views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA)