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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
- November 2008 -
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 9, Issue 350
16 November 2008
Energy Australia - Island Works

Energy Australia will be on the Island from Monday, November 17 trimming branches that overhang electricity wires. This will be carried out Island-wide where necessary. Any branches will be mulched during the week and deposited at a suitable location for reuse or taken off the Island.

Subject to weather conditions, this work should be completed by the end of the week.

Currawong Update


The Friends of Currawong met with the Planning Minister Kristina Keneally at Parliament House on Tuesday the 11th of November. They presented a passionate and well informed case for the protection of this irreplaceable site.
The Minister responded that she is waiting for the recommendations from the IHAP panel before she decides what she should do.

Our position is that with the developers planning on dumping hundreds of thousands of tonnes of infill onto a beach inside a national park and the building of a housing development on a site recommended for heritage listing and protection there is no other option but to support the Upper House of the NSW Government in calling for the sites immediate heritage listing and protection from any subsequent sub division and development.

Pittwater Council will meet with the minister in the coming weeks and we look forward to supporting their generous and forward thinking plan for its future management.

In the meantime any letters of support written to the Minister or the Premier care of Parliament House Macquarie Street Sydney would be gratefully received.

With patience and persistence we will prevail,

Shane Withington.

On behalf of the Friends of Currawong Committee

House for Rent in December/January
One bedroom furnished house in Thompson Street on Scotland Island (plus use of tinnie and mooring at Carols Wharf) is available for rent from December 18 to February 1, or part thereof.

Would suit a single person or a couple. All mod cons, very charming little artist's house with a lovely deck and garden.

Call Nettie Lodge on 99978429 or 0410078754
Price negotiable
Intercultural Collaboration:
a life-long credo

Come and hear about Michael Edols' more than 30 years experience as a cinematographer and filmmaker. In his work Michael has covered a number of countries and ethnic and Aboriginal groups.

click to download
-  Apartheid from the point of view of Africans, before liberation;

-  India and its people before the emergence of the middle class;

-  Child soldiers in Central America, and

-   The flash point of colliding worlds of the Kimberley Aborigines and white Australians and the dawning of a new sunrise of hope, creativity and reconciliation.

Michael is an Elvina Bay resident. We will be previewing an upcoming DVD release of the first of three of his Australian films, Lalai Dreamtime.

VENUE: Suzie Boyd and Joe Leckie's home, 2 houses west of Catherine Park on the waterfront (with the grey boatshed).

Date: 21st November, 7.30pm

RSVP: Suzie Boyd, 9979 3347 by 20/11/08.

Please Bring: Nibbles, drinks and gold coin donation.

You Asked..
  • Wanted a local second-hand kayak. Contact Belinda on 0423 755 645.
  • Wanted two single-person kayaks, preferably plastic. Contact Glenn on 0412 022 477 or 9777 5018
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