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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

April 9, 2020

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Scotland Island Energy Reliability Project

Construction work continuing in Church Point Reserve Carpark

9 April 2020

As you are aware, Ausgrid is currently installing a new electricity cable between Church Point and Scotland Island. This cable will improve the reliability of the power supply to Scotland Island.

Dunstans Construction Group is doing this work on behalf of Ausgrid. The work involves using a directional drilling machine to bore a hole to Scotland island and install conduits (plastic pipes) through the borehole. The cable will then be installed through it. Please see map.


Progress to date
Work started in early February and we have now completed the preparation work for the drilling rig. Preparation work has also started to construct the connection point near Pittwater Road in the Church Point Reserve Carpark.

Next steps
The drilling rig and associated equipment are expected to be delivered to site from Tuesday 14 April 2020. During this work, you will notice large trucks entering the car park during normal construction hours. We will use traffic control to assist pedestrians and cars move around the carpark safely.

The project team will then set up the drilling rig within our compound and additional noise reduction blankets will be installed around the rig and on the compound fencing.

The drilling will then start from Monday 27 April 2020. We still expect to complete the project in late June 2020, weather and ground conditions permitting. We will notify you if this program changes.

Work hours

At this stage, work hours will continue to be Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.
What to expect during our work
Work will be noisy at times, and there will be an increase in vehicle movements. We will minimise the impacts to you by:
  • installing noise blankets around excavations and noise generating equipment
  • directing lighting away from residential properties, and
  • carrying out regular inspections to ensure minimal impact to surrounding residents.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this work may cause.

Parking and traffic
The temporary parking restrictions in the Church Point Reserve Carpark will remain in place, while the work is being done.

Ausgrid work at Scotland Island Wharf, Vivian Street (Bells Wharf)
Ausgrid will need to carry out some protective maintenance work at the Bells Wharf (see map below), to ensure that a safe and reliable electricity supply to the island continues. Pedestrian, boat and ferry access to Bells Wharf will be maintained during this work.

This work will start on Monday 20 April 2020 and should take two days to complete. We will notify affected residents separately.

Keeping you informed
Ausgrid will issue email notification updates detailing work locations and dates. Residents can register for these updates to be emailed to them at majorprojects@ausgrid.com.au.

For enquiries related to construction, please contact Dunstans on 0490 750 197 (24 hours) or at community@dunstans.com.au.

For information related to the project visit our website at www.ausgrid.com.au/scotlandisland.
Alternatively, you can contact Ausgrid on 1800 604 765 or majorprojects@ausgrid.com.au.

We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause you and thank you for your continued patience.

Yours sincerely,

Leon Hennessy
Project Manager
Dunstans Construction Group
Scotland Island Energy Reliability Project – Work locations

Request from our Waste Contractor

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, Covid-19, we make the following requests:

Do not abuse the skips on each public wharf by placing inappropriate materials inside e.g. NO BUILDING MATERIALS, carpets and other material which should go out in the bulky goods collection or disposed of privately.  These skips only have sufficient capacity for domestic waste and recently they have been full of this material.  Please put bottles/cardboard out for the recycling collection.



One crate for bottles/PET and one crate for cardboard/paper. 
Please be mindful and empty the bottles of all liquid i.e. wine and beer. 
The cardboard must be REDUCED TO A SIZE THAT FITS IN THE CRATE and not oversized. 
We will NOT pick up large pieces of cardboard i.e. packing boxes. 
Any material not presented correctly will NOT be collected. 

These issues have been around for some time and residents are asked to be more vigilant with the way they dispose of their waste and abide by the guidelines to assist the guys with collections. 

We are in very unusual times at the moment and it is important that everyone does the right thing to cut out the risk of any possible infection. 

We will get through this!

Scotty Taylor

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Kitchen crockery, cutlery, pans assorted
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Moving off the island
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