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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

May 1, 2018

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 19, Issue 1022


The Island Kindy is Looking for a Cleaner!


  • Tuesdays after 6pm for 1 hour
  • Wednesdays after 6pm for 1 hour
  • Thursdays after 6pm OR anytime on Fridays for 2 hours
  • $20 per hour
  • We will supply cleaning equipment and products.
  • Must have own ABN / be able to provide an invoice and must have own insurance.
Please call or email Jessica Arnold to apply or for further information - 0423 382 831 or jessica_k_rich@hotmail.com

The Island Kindy - Wall shelving shelving

The Island Kindy needs some shelving for our kids linen.

Can anyone please help screw these cupboards to the wall at the Kindy to store our linen?

Or possibly help create some new shelving?

We need wall shelving as there is not enough floor space in this room.

Jessica Arnold
0423 382 831


Fire Brigade Dinner - Spit Roast

Saturday May 12 from 7pm

Book online HERE


Dear Community Member

It’s timely now, with the impending opening of the Church Point Carpark, to remind residents of the upcoming changes to parking in the Church Point area.

The changes, adopted by Council in November 2016, as part of the Church Point Parking Demand Management Strategy, will be implemented once the new carpark is fully operational – anticipated to be 1 May 2018.

Changes in parking conditions will apply to the Church Point Carpark, Reserve Carpark, local streets and Bothams Beach carpark.  All changes will be signposted, and drivers are urged to check all signage before leaving your vehicle.

Church Point car park

61 car parking spaces located on the lower level of the Church Point car park will have the following parking conditions:
  • Pay and Display between 6am – 6pm every day, Church Point Permits excepted
  • Church Point Permits only between 6pm – 6am everyday
  • A coupon parking scheme will apply to 68 car parking spaces located on the upper level of the Church Point car park

Church Point Reserve car park

64 parking spaces located in the Church Point Reserve car park (second row from Pittwater) will have the following parking conditions:
  • Pay and Display between 6am – 6pm every day, Church Point Permits excepted
  • Church Point Permits only between 6pm – 6am everyday
  • Reduction in 4P (four hour) parking between 9.30am – 7pm from 20 car parking spaces to 15 car parking spaces

Church Point Local Streets

  • 4P (four hour) parking will apply to car parking spaces between 6am – 10pm everyday in Baroona Road, Eastview Road (south side), Quarter Sessions Road and Pittwater Road (near house number 2151)
  • Existing conditions will remain in place for car parking spaces located on the Pittwater side of Eastview Road

Bothams Beach car park

  • 8P (eight hour) parking will apply to all ten parking spaces located in the Bothams Beach car park, Church Point permits excepted
Yours faithfully

Andy Davies
Executive Manager, Transport and Civil Infrastructure
Enquiries: Michelle Carter, 9970 1196

Notice of Proposed Works


Move - Northern Beaches Transport Discussion Paper

We’re developing a transport strategy for the Northern Beaches which will guide future planning and implementation of transport, travel, parking projects and infrastructure across the northern beaches for the next 20 years. The first step is to generate community discussion on our traffic and transport priorities through our Move - Northern Beaches Transport Discussion Paper.
Read more about this initialtive HERE

Download the Discussion papers here:

Move - Northern Beaches Transport Discussion Paper - April 2018 (6.2 MB) (pdf)

Northern Beaches Transport Discussion Paper - by chapter


Ausgrid - Bushfire Service Replacement Program logo

Scotland Island and West Pittwater

Bushfire Service Replacement Program

The program

Ausgrid has a targeted asset replacement program in high risk bushfire areas, such as Scotland Island and West Pittwater. Before the commencement of the next bushfire season in September2018, Ausgrid has identified network services that require replacement and will be undertaking this program in early May 2018. In conjunction with our own asset replacement, Ausgrid and its contractors will be working with the community to ensure privately owned assets also comply with bushfire standards. Weather permitting, we expect the program to be completed by earlyAugust.

How to identify private poles and wires

There are many different arrangements for supplying electricity to homes and businesses across Ausgrid’s distribution area. Ausgrid has responsibility for building and maintaining the electricity network in the street, public areas and supplying power to the connection point on your property. Property owners are responsible for the electrical assets on their property beyond this connection point, including all private power poles, powerlines and pole-top fittings. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure assets on private property are safely maintained.

Information to help property owners identify private poles and wires versus network assets is available on the Scotland Island project page on the Ausgrid website www.ausgrid.com.au/scotlandisland.

Maintaining private poles and wires

As part of our program to replace network services, Ausgrid is not able to work on or replace private poles or wires. While carrying out our asset work, the crews may be

identifying any high level emergency bushfire risks on private properties that require immediate attention and action.

Property owners will be notified of any work that is required

–which may include vegetation management, maintenance or replacement of poles or wires.

In conjunction with the network upgrade program, private contractors will also inspect all private poles and wires to ensure they meet the required bushfire standards. Owners of private power poles and overhead powerlines that do not comply with the new standards , will be issued with a notice detailing the defect, what action is required and by when.

Where rectification is required it will be the responsibility of individual properties to organise and carry out the work required to meet the bushfire standards.

For property owners concerned with cost and who may be facing financial hardship, Ausgrid has a hardship assistance policy which may be accessible. This assists to ensure this important work is completed. Information is available on the website www.ausgrid.com.au/scotlandisland.


Scotland Island

Ausgrid plans to setup a temporary work site at the rural fire shed on Scotland Island for the duration of the program. Ausgrid vehicles are required to park on the Robertson

Road shoulder beside the fire station to ensure access is maintained to the fire shed at all times. We ask residents with vehicles parked at this location to find alternative parking during the works.

West Pittwater

Ausgrid staff will access the Western Foreshore via the National Park and fire trials and plan to utilise existing storage areas at the RFS sheds.

Drop in for more information

The project team will be available on Monday mornings from 7 May between 8-9am at the Scotland Island work site for residents to drop in with any questions or queries regarding the upcoming work.

Key dates

  • 30 April 2018 - Set up temporary work site at the RFS shed on Scotland Island
  • 7 May 2018 - Start the wire replacement program and Monday morning drop in sessions

Contacting us

You are welcome to contact us with any enquiries: Call 1800 604 765 (free call from fixed phones)




New Yoga Classes Monday Nights

Easy Hatha Yoga

Calming - Restorative - Slow - Easy - Ideal for new-comers



The Co-Op Club Presents

May 2018 Bookings

Church Point Cafe -  Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm

Music is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm  
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793






Phone Sandy 0415058922 to preview.

Lounge 1&2  $50.00 for both

Lounge 1& 2

Single bed $50.00

Cane table glass top $100.00

Fridge $400.00

Microwave $20.00 Bar Fridge $60.00

Tallboy $wardrobe $80.00

Towel rack $10.00

Double bed $50.00

2 x bedside tables $15 each

Dining $180.00

Dryer $50.00

Phone Sandy 0415058922 to preview.


Sale - Commuter Boat pope

2012  Stacer Runabout Aluminium Punt.

  • Length: 3.990
  • 5 person. Current rego to November 2018
  • Yamaha motor regularly serviced and maintained. 25hp
  • Includes: bimini, 2 x 25l petrol tanks, 2 x lifejackets, bailer, anchor, optional clears, new navigation lights, 4 fenders, automatic bilge pump


Please phone Peter 0432635566


Jetdock for Sale

Floating Dock jetdock


View at Englesea, $5000

Pls phone Peter 0432635566


For Sale boat

Raeline 2010 180E Bowrider For Sale

4.3L 220HP Mercruiser.
100 hrs use. Serviced regularly.
Lots of extras.

Kept on drydock.


Pls Phone Peter 0432635566


Selling Tinny due to Movingtinny

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

Call Amanda on 0406 654 466 or email aghamilton11@gmail


Who needs Soil?soil

Mostly fill rather then top soil

Please contact Scotty ‭0450 660 231‬
Aggy 042420924


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
Northern Beaches eNewsletter - Sign up for the Northern Beaches Council monthly e-newsletter
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

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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