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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

April 1, 2018

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 19, Issue 1018






Calling all Islanders with skills in journalism, communications, marketing and/or advertising

The SIRA committee is looking for people with skills in journalism, communications, marketing and/or advertising who are willing to volunteer some time (not a huge amount would be required) and their expertise to help with communications to island residents and the broader community.

This would involve occasionally assisting SIRA in providing news updates on community issues, using both social media and traditional outlets.

Any help would be truly appreciated. If you are interested, please email Anne Dennis, SIRA Secretary at secretary@sira.org.au


Apologies, the PON had an error in our last SIRA News

The complete SIRA News Report was not available to download as indicated.

You can download the complete report  HERE.



Thank you for your recent interest in a space at the Church Point Carpark.

We’re pleased to advise round four of the ballot will open on Saturday 31 March and close Thursday 19 April 2018.  You will be notified of the ballot outcome week commencing 23 April 2018, with the  invoice due Friday 4 May, 2018.

Round Four :
  • You are a Northern Beaches resident or property owner
  • The parking space will be used for residential purposes in the Church Point precinct
  • Your vehicle is not a trailer, caravan, heavy vehicle, motorcycle, scooter or tractor
  • Your vehicle is registered in the applicant’s name
Further information, eligibility and an application form will be available on our webpage from Saturday 31 March 2018.

Successful applicants that applied for round three will be notified the week commencing 16 April with the invoice due Friday 27 April, 2018.

The parking operations team will  endeavour to let unsuccessful applicants know earlier, to enable those people to apply in round four if eligible.

Please note that the previously advertised price on our website and application form incorrectly stated the price as $4,939 per year + GST,  however the correct price is $4,939 per year  inclusive of GST.

The car park will be open for those with a ‘coupon’ from 1 May 2018,  with your Church Point Reserved Parking Space coupon being valid until 30 April 2020.  Should works be completed prior to this date permit holders will be able to park their vehicles during this time at no additional cost.

Fourth round applications close: Thursday 19 April 2018

Enquiries: parkingoperations@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au


Community Engagement Team


PMC Concert 6th April 2018

Our first concert for 2018  is very special and is on Friday 6 April at 8pm.

Jane Rutter “Flute Spirits and the Four Seasons”

With Several No. 1 albums and ARIA (Australian Grammy) nominations under her belt, Legendary Australian Flautist Jane Rutter Awarded the prestigious French medal Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 2016, is a classical trailblazer who has devoted her life to French flute playing.

In this fascinating concert Jane plays 12 different solo Gold, Silver, Bamboo, Classical & Ethnic Flutes.

Works include Spring: The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, India Ragas, Irish melodies, linking poetry by Rumi, Patrick White and Anais Nin, and pieces by Debussy, Devienne,Vaughan-Williams, Irving Berlin and Ross Edwards.Flute Spirits: mystically connecting the Australian Dreamtime, European Classical music and universal appeal of the flute.
Jabe Rutter

We hope to see you and if you would like to join as a member the cost is $80.00 a saving of $20.00 if all four concerts are attended, single tickets are $25.00 and sold at the door or bookings can be made on-line at www.peninsulamusicclub.com.au.

Please see attached membership form if you wish to join, we will take memberships at the door please bring the completed form and cash or cheque. A sparkling wine supper after the performance is included.
Kind regards
Terry Mackin
PMC Secretary


Upcoming TV Show in which Marty features

  Tuesday 3 April 8.30pm


Some of you may have seen Marty’s face popping up on ABC TV after the 7.30 report. This is a promo for a series called Employable Me which starts on 3 April for 3 weeks.

Marty is in the 3rd episode on 17th April at 8.30.

Here is a link to Facebook where you can see an ad.


He is very excited and we go to a screening on the 28th of his episode. We have heard good things about it. They liked him as he was always laughing and he got a job!

Good on you Marty !


New service to all off shore residents

A weekly $30 organic F/V box and/or $25 beautiful surprise bouquet of flowers.

Boxes will be ready for pickup midday at 19 Wirringulla ave, Elvina South and Bells wharf.

For Bells pick up please notify me by text message. deliveries can be organised.

Requests for produce very welcome.

Contact Rikke for  order and pyment details more details

Rikke Bukh rikkebukh@yahoo.dk
0419 765 421


Very Professional Tick Advice

Safe Removal of Ticks

With thanks to Rohan Walter & Tick Safe


For Sale Leather Lounge Suite

Three piece Demir leather lounge suite.

One three seater and two single recliners.

Pick up Little Lovett Bay.

Call Tim 0418 619  700

recliner couch


Moving Sale



4000 Watts Petrol AVR Generator for Sale

Cummins Portable generator P4500


Ideal for running multiple power tools at once up to a combined 4000 watts and starting up to a 1¾ hp electric motor.
  • 5 years old
  • Starts ever time
  • Hardly used
  • 4000 watts running, 4500 watts peak
  • 10 hour continuous operating time (at rated load)
  • Manual start
  • 11 HP, 4-stroke overhead valve engine
  • Large 24.6 litre fuel tank
  • Automatic "low-oil shutdown"
  • Recoil start
  • Heavy-duty cast iron cylinder sleeve
  • Circuit breaker protection
  • Dual element air cleaner
  • Full perimeter safety frame
  • Stable power via Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
  • 12v DC battery charging outlet
  • Long range fuel tank with fuel level gauge
  • Voltmeter

Email julian@muir.net or phone 0407 247 997

Generator generator


Sale Commuter boat

  • 4.5 meter Quintrex tinny
  • Yamaha 30hp motor that’s very reliable
  • Oars
  • Petrol tank
  • Anchor
  • Fenders
  • 3 life jackets
  • 2 sets of keys

Call Amanda on 0406 654 466


The Local Guide

Community Information

Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
What's On Event Calendar 
click to go to the Calendar
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page click to go to Page
Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 Number, Usage & Charges
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 http://www.sirfb.org.au
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795 www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au
Offshore Photo Gallery offshore gallery
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable Water
  • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
  • SIRA Membership Application
  • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
  • General Information, Map & Contacts
Scotland 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 6.00pm
Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theislandkindy
Website: http://scotlandislandkindy.business.site/
Scotland Island Community Hall BookingsBarbara Labram M: 0473008339  or hall@sira.org.au
Pittwater Online Newshttp://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
Tick Fact Sheet
TUG Waitlist   (Tennis User Group) - Application Form


Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600
Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815

Real Estate

PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
Tanya Mottl at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
Waterford Partners Pty Ltd - Therese O'Neill  0424  22 44 12
L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale
Murray Bakker – Stone – murraybakker@stonerealestate.com.au – 0449 901 669

Services, Clubs & Accommodation

Scotland 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
email scotlandislandtraders@gmail.com
Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
 Justice of the Peace  -  Lexie Le Blang 0418399674 or 99992574
Justice of the Peace  -  Graham Stenner - 0407216405
Justice of the Peace  -  Carolyn Milani - 0409914699
Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
Pittwater Youth Hostel  - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Island Based Domestic Cleaner - Annie Hurn - 0410 688 008 - annie.hurn8@gmail.com
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...

Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
Dynamic Yoga Saturdays from 8.30am - 10.00am. Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com
Drop-In Easy Hatha Yoga - Monday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:15pm


Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com

Government Organisations

Northern Beaches Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au Web site click here
Member for Mackellar Jason George Falinski, email clicking here or jason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.au
Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Pittwater Council Cooee! Environmental Newsletter http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment/get_involved/cooee_newsletter

Airlines, Buses and Railways

Sydney Airport:
Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue:

Sydney Buses: Information.

Sydney Ferries:
City Rail:
Timetables & Information.
Country Link Rail:


Pittwater Weather
Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
Local Weather Forecast
Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

Emergency Contact Numbers   

ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service 9997 3795
Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service 9979 1612
Mackerl Beach Rural Fire Service 9974 1162
Rural Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills 9450 3000
NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
Sydney Water 132 090
Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909


You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au

Join West Pittwater Community Association

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association http://www.westpittwater.com.au/Contact/join-the-wpca

Archived Newsletters

A complete set of past electronic newsletters since May 2000 can be found and read at https://ymlp.com/archive_gesgjgm.php  or by clicking here or by visiting the Mona Vale Library.

The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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Pittwater Offshore Photo Gallery


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