Christmas in July Dinner
14th July from 7pm
It's that time of the year again - the start of the Scotland Island
Fire Shed Dinners was kicked off in style with our Spit Roast Feast.
This dinner was huge success with over 100 attendees with 83 booking
The next Fire Shed Dinner will be 'Christmas in July' on 14th July
hosted by Nathalie Muir who will recreate the Christmas feast that she
and Julian hosted at the Fire Shed on Christmas day, including a visit
by that very special person. Parents are encouraged to bring a small
inexpensive gift for their young children.
To make the organising and catering more predictable for our hosts we
are only going to accept advanced bookings for this event with a
cut-off date of Sunday 8th July.
Please help by registering here Fireshed Dinner - Christmas in July (you can still pay at
the door with cash or EFTPOS if that's easier, but please register in
advance by 8th July). If you have problems booking online you
can always send us an email with your booking details to
All funds raised help provide fire, medical and other emergency
services to the Scotland Island community.
Scotland Island Annual Rego
Inspections Saturday 14
from (am to 1PM
Scotland Island Energy
Newsletter June 2018
As you may have read in our previous newsletter, Ausgrid is moving
forward with separate energy reliability solutions for Scotland Island
and West Pittwater. Prior investigations concluded that two different
approaches are required due to the layout and design of the existing
network and unique challenges in each location.
Ausgrid’s proposed solution for Scotland Island is to utilise
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) to create an underground bore
from Church Point to Carols Wharf, Scotland Island, which will house a
new electricity cable. Both the new and existing cable will
provide service simultaneously in order to reduce the likelihood of
future failures. The new cable will lie in a conduit (pipe) below the
ocean bed rather than sitting on the ocean floor as the current cable
does, which reduces the risk of damage by marine craft or seabed
As part of the design for the HDD bore, Ausgrid is factoring in future
energy requirements for the Island, and are continuing discussions with
the NBN and other organisations with the intention of including
communication fibre in the conduit.
Upcoming Ground Investigations
From late June, Ausgrid and its contractor GHD, will be conducting
ground investigations along the proposed HDD bore path to gain a better
understanding of ground conditions to inform detailed design.
- Geophysical testing will be undertaken to assist
in determining the underground rock profile from 25– 29 June. Equipment
used includes scanning devices and vibration monitors that will be laid
across the waterway from Church Point to Carols Wharf, as well as in
the park and beach area adjacent to the southern end of the Church
Point carpark. The areas will be clearly marked and we anticipate there
will be no impact to access.
Boreholes – At this
stage Ausgrid intends to drill five boreholes along
the route. One will be in the grassed area at the southern end of the
Church Point carpark, three within the waterway and one in the vicinity
of Carols Wharf on Scotland Island. Pending the outcome of the initial
geophysical testing and equipment access restrictions, the Scotland
Island borehole will either be drilled in the shallow water on the
western side of Carols Wharf or in Harold Reserve.
Relocation of boats
- We are working together with Scotland Island
Residents Association (SIRA) and Northern Beaches Council to request
residents assist in clearing the front area of Harold Reserve of all
private boats and boards stored in that location. In addition to this,
we require the temporary relocation of the small boats tied up on the
western side of Carols Wharf while we complete the borehole on 9 and 10
July. Signs will be in place indicating the required clearance areas.
Please contact us on the details below regarding relocation of boats
and kayaks if required.
Church Point carpark
- As part of the borehole testing on the 16 and 17
July, GHD, is required to occupy the row of eight parking spaces at the
southern end of the Church Point carpark. Signs will be in place to
remind residents and visitors to not park in this area while the work
Waterways – Whilst
working in the waterway, the boring equipment will
be situated on a barge approximately 27m x 6.5m. It will be clearly
marked and will be using lights and buoys in the evenings for increased
visibility. We expect to be in each location for up to three days and
ask commuters to be aware of the barge and make required changes to
their normal routes.
Key dates –
Expected dates are listed below for the proposed ground
investigations. We will notify residents and SIRA if there are any
|26 - 30 June
||Geophysical testing at Church Point and across the
- 10 July
||Borehole at Harold Reserve, Scotland Island
|11 - 16 July
|16 - 17 July
at southern end of Church Point carpark
The full report can be downloaded HERE
Explore Your Wild Wholeness
Nature Based Program for
Monday 13 August - 10
Church Point Cafe -
Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
Sunday 1st July: From the Soul Crucible to the Co-Op! THE WEIRD ASSEMBLY
A super funky Soul, Groove, Blues, Reggae, Jazz band… lead by David
Weir. Influenced by the great Soul Funk and Blues artists of Motown,
Stax, New Orleans and everyone with a bad-ass groove Featuring the
music of… James Brown, Jackie Orszacsky, Otis Redding, Sly and the
Family Stone, Al Green, Joe Quartermain & the Free Souls, Albert
King, The Meters, Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Donny
Hathaway, King Curtis, The Headhunters, Little Feat.
Don’t miss a great afternoon! Grab a table!
Sun July 8th - Shane Pacey Trio
The Shane Pacey Trio return to "The CO-OP" - An afternoon of great
music, food & friends - If our last afternoon at The Co-op, is any
indication, please book a table soon. This will be a wonderful day. Mix
the great food and Bev's available here, with the quality entertainment
provided by this well loved Sydney Trio - and you've got an afternoon
Call 9999 2793 - to book your seats (no added charge - to enjoying some
of the best seafood and pizzas around)
See BIO below for more info. "The Guitar and Voice of The Bondi Cigars
bringing it back home” In a
time when Blues is
in great danger of being swallowed by the all-encompassing term “roots
music,’ the very concept of a Blues band seems to be almost a quaint
"THE SHANE PACEY TRIO…
are that rare (and becoming rarer!) thing…"
A dedicated Blues band,
rather than a solo star with supporting musicians…
Sun 15TH July: The
Look out Folks!! The Big Men of Little Music are coming back to the
Co-Op!! That's right, quirky crowd favorites The FUKERS will be back
with their crazy bunch of Ukuleles to warm up your winter blues. Bring
your friends, bring the kids, bring Grandma & Grandpa but most
importantly bring your dancing shoes for yet another afternoon of great
tunes and madness. Their last few shows here have packed the joint, so
make sure to book a table early, you wouldn't want to miss out on the
Sun July 22nd : REBECCA
Rebecca is renowned for her unique bass playing technique and has been
compared to Mark King (Level 42) and Flea (The Red Hot Chilli
Peppers). Over the years she has played and toured with numerous
artists including Richard Clapton, Margaret Urlich, Ian Moss,
Ganggajang, Vanessa Amorosi Jenny Morris and many many more.
The band includes Con Settineri (drums), and James Vertley (Guitar) and
they play music for all tastes, from ‘easy listening laid back
classics’ to having the dance floor pumping with songs from 70’s funk
to today`s contemporary hits as well as some rock & roll, reggae
and latin rhythms. Songs include- Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Jon
Cleary, The Meters, Chaka Khan, John Mayer , Jessie J, Bob Marley, Macy
Gray, Prince, Joss Stone + Aussie classics, current hits and many more.
She knows how to put on a great show so don’t miss out! If you
like one of the best Sunday afternoons you have had in a while then get
along to this one, oh & bring your dancing shoes… I think we will
have to clear some tables!!
Sunday 29th July: LACHY HAMILTON ORGAN BAND
Having recently graduated from the James Morrison Academy of Music,
Lachy has already regularly toured Australia and America with the likes
of Patti Austin, Sarah McKenzie, Bob Montgomery, Jeff Clayton and The
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, Lachlan recorded on James
Morrison’s Aria-nominated album “James Morrison with his Academy
Orchestra”. On July 29th, Lachlan presents his "LKH Organ Band"
alongside Nick Polovineo - Trombone, Andrew Scott - Organ, and Alex
Hirlian - Drums.
The Waterfront Café’s Co-Op Club presents the finest live music North
side of the bridge from 3.30pm every Sunday. Come and immerse yourself
in some wonderful music by the waters edge with great friends, your
favorite beverage, some wonderful music and a huge range of delicious
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 99796633www.facebook.com/thecoopclubchurchpointwww.waterfrontstore.com.au
please help. We have to move our boat off the end of Eastern Wharf
because Maritime has just designated our spot as no-tie-up zone.
Ivan uses the boat for work 6 days a week - he’s a yacht broker, so not
having a place to tie up is a complete disaster for us.
If anyone is willing to rent us a spot on their jetty, we would be so
Please contact Sabrina on 0413 885 733
Large portable aviary for birds, rodents or reptiles. 1.7m tall, 1m
wide, 0.7m deep. Just $150.
All proceeds to the Kindy Fundraiser AND I’ll even deliver it free to
any house on the island.
Call 0417 991 499 or email@example.com
CALL JAN ON 9986 0172
- Round Timber dining table... seats 6
- Freedom Furniture sofa bed
- Coffee tables
- Jenome sewing machine
- Smocking pleater
- Garden tools ....rake,spade,log splitter,mattock,broom
- Picture frames
Savage Tinny for
4.3m Savage tinny in good condition.
Canopy and storm cover.
Fish Finder/Sounder (with depth alarm), 27 MHz Marine Radio,
Storage Locker (with 2 seats on top).
2 stroke 40 HP Mercury engine that starts 1st turn of the key.
(Trailer not included)
call Tim on 0408 608628 Lovett Bay
Wanting to Rent on
A small family wishing to rent of Scotland Island for 12 to 24 months.
Please contact Lindsay Barnes
I’m on Florence Trc, near Eastern Wharf and am looking to purchase a
couple of kayaks .... kids and/or adults sized.
0408 689 733
I was gifted this but it doesn't fit my needs.
So happy to pass it on also free of course.
It's the front door and support architecture from Ferrymans cottage a
Hicks and Payne build , so a quality piece.
Free for pick up from 36 Robertson Rd.
Filing cabinet in good condition with files FREE
Call mike 0409 121 1121
King Size Bed
need a king bed and/or bedhead?
Bed has sprung base, no stains and has some life left in it.
Bedhead was custom made by high end upholsterer fro, pristine
Pickup from Lovett Bay July1.
Free - donation to RFB appreciated
The Local Guide
|Scotland Island Web Site
go to the Calendar
|Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page
||click to go to Page
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
|Scotland Island Residents
Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Island Emergency Non-potable Water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map & Contacts
Island & Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Long Day Care at The Island Kindy in Catherine Park
Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Times: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am until walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry until
Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or
Island Community Hall Bookings: Barbara
Labram M: 0473008339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittwater Online News - http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
|Tick Fact Sheet
Waitlist (Tennis User Group) - Application Form
Services, Clubs & Accommodation
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
of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk -
Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
| Justice of the Peace - Lexie
Le Blang 0418399674 or
Justice of the Peace - Graham
Stenner - 0407216405
|Justice of the Peace - Carolyn
Milani - 0409914699
Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079
Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au
Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02
9997 1022 http://www.rpayc.com.au/
Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or
Youth Hostel - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Service - "No job too small" - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community
sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239
212 - email@example.com
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call
Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council
with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Solicitor - Rachel
Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Blue Toro Mobile Mechanics Northern Beaches
- Ben (owner operator) on 0420 851 706 Vehicle servicing and
repairs by coming to you...
Building Design and
Drafting Services - Samuela Madej – Murphy ph.
0450331573 email: email@example.com
Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406 483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils,
acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email
Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @
Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891,
Airlines, Buses and Railways
Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
for Sydney (128k circle)
Emergency Contact Numbers
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
|Police Assistance Line
||13 1444 or 9281 0000
|Broken Bay Water Police
||9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
| Scotland Island Rural Fire
Bay Rural Fire Service
Bay Rural Fire Service
Beach Rural Fire Service
Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills
|NSW Fire Service General
Information 9265 2999
|Rural Fire Service General
|State Emergency Service,
||13 25 00 9486 3399
|National Parks & Wildlife
Service: 000, general information
|Dept of Community Services:
||131 388, (ah) 131 909
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