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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
December 8, 2010
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Reminder - Self Employed Christmas Celebrations
December 17,  Friday from midday at Church Point Cafe.

For all those self employed people who don't get to have an Office Christmas party, come and join with other self employed folk celebrating at Church Point Cafe.  Bring along a present for under $10 for the chris cringle gift. No set menu or cost, choose whatever you want from the Cafe menu.
Bookings are essential and must be lodged before the 12th December
Contact Melanie or John at PMC Hill real Estate to reserve your spot.
Phone 9999 4902

Cafe reminder
Song of the Cafe
10 till 12 Sunday mornings

When breeze makes whitecaps on water, gold spring in growing leaves,
Idle chatter and children play, sun dapples park and trees.
When children play, pontoon and boats, tease with gentle jest.
Come back to me!  Linger here!  And say my cafe is best.

Cafe Poetry Department

Gone Fishing Gallery logo
Opening a Huge Sucess

The rain clouds parted and the crowds rolled in.
The came in their tinnies and they came by ferry, they walked from great distances and some even managed to find a car park. All there for a common goal to support our community.
community |kəˈmyoōnitē|
  1. a group of people living together in one place,
  2. a particular area or place considered together with its inhabitants
  3. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals :
    • [in sing. ] a similarity or identity : artists who shared a community of interests.
    • joint ownership or liability : a commitment to the community of goods.
  4. a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat :
All of the above but much much more.

The opening of the Gone Fishing Gallery was a huge success. We particularly would like to thank Mary and Joe Romeo for their incredible generosity and support. As Susan Duncan said they are situated on the mainland but are very much a part of our community.

On behalf of all the artists I would like to say thank you for all the warm and fuzzies, and the positive feedback.

We luv youse all.
Tracy Smith.

Photos of the opening can now be viewed at the our Online Gallery here; http://picasaweb.google.com/offshoregallery/GoneFishingGalleryOpening#

and a couple of  "unedited" videos of the opening can be seen here;

Kindy Open Evening
For existing and new parents and carers
Please make time in your busy diary join the kindy staff, committee and parents for wine and nibblies at the upcoming open evening. Hear about progress for the year past, updates planned, and connect with your child’s programme via a chat with staff and committee.

Scotland Island Kindy
Wednesday December 15, 2010
Bring a bottle, we’ll provide the snacks.

It has been another big year for the Scotland Island Kindy, and we would like to take the time to bring you up to date, and hear any feedback from you.

The committee are busy putting in place the necessary policies and practices to ensure Scotland Island Kindy is operating at the highest possible level in regards to safety, health, nutrition and staff training.

Mostly, we would like for everyone to have an opportunity to relax together informally and take the time to talk with staff and other parents. While we stay connected, our kindy community will remain strong into the future.

Looking forward to seeing you there
The Kindy Committee
Please RSVP by email to siocs@comcen.com.au or by phone on 9979 7856

Local Council Notices
Pittwater Council has given the thumbs-up to a new ‘twilight market’ at Mona Vale’s Village

The Council voted at its meeting this week to approve a market to be held once a month during February, March, April, September, October and December each year.

Each market would trade between 5pm and 9pm on a Friday evening.

Mayor Harvey Rose said the new market would begin in February next year.

“We anticipate that as with the Palm Beach Market, up to 100 stall-holders will take part,” he said.

Mayor Rose said that the twilight market would offer food, drinks and entertainment, with the Inch café at Park Street also participating.

“While the markets are on we will lift the current alcohol-free restrictions in Village Park to allow people to have a drink with dinner while they enjoy the live entertainment and market atmosphere,” he said.

Mayor Rose said the Council was supporting the event as part of its pledge to increase family-friendly entertainment options and business activity in Mona Vale.

“The local business community are also in favour of the markets because they have observed how they can generate visitors and trade for local businesses as well as stall-holders,” he said.

For more details about the twilight markets and becoming a stall-holder, contact Nikki Griffith on 9970 1355.

Les Munn, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1354

More current notice can be seen online here; http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/council/media/current_news_releases


The Council has commissioned a report comprising a three-part plan into the long-term needs for roads and other infrastructure on Scotland Island.

The Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) and Sydney Water were consulted for some months before the plan was prepared.

The report examines the feasibility and preliminary costing for construction of sealed roads and drainage across the island.

Currently around 1000 residents live all-year-round on Scotland Island. Transport is largely confined to small boats to and from the mainland and there are only a few privately owned vehicles on the island. The island’s inhabitants depend on septic tanks for their sewage disposal.

The three-part plan – the Scotland Island Road Reserve Management Strategy, the Scotland Island Stormwater Management Strategy and the Scotland Island Road Reserve and Drainage Implementation Plan - is on exhibition for comment between 4 December and 4 March 2011.

Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Townsend said the Council would spend some months discussing the island’s future infrastructure needs with offshore residents.

However, she cautioned that major work on drainage and roads may be hamstrung by a lack of funding.

“Since the federal government’s stimulus package ended, there has been no major grant funding programs made available for infrastructure, so the Council may need to look elsewhere to find the funding" she said.

Cr Townsend added that Sydney Water have also extended their timeframe for construction of a sewer network on the island by another 10 years to 2020.

“A sewer system was originally promised this year," Cr Townsend said.

The plans can be viewed at the Council’s customer service centres at Avalon and Mona Vale or at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au

Media contact:
3 December 2010
James Payne, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1188

You can download all 8 of the reports here....

Scotland Island Road Reserve & Stormwater Management Implementation Plan.pdf
Scotland Island IP Stormwater Management Figures.pdf
Scotland Island IP Road Reserve Figures.pdf
Scotland Island Road Reserve Strategy Introduction.pdf
Scotland Island Road Reserve Strategy Conclusion.pdf
Scotland Island Road Reserve Figures.pdf
Scotland Island Stormwater Management Figures.pdf
Scotland Island Stormwater Management Strategy.pdf


On 19th October 2010 I received a parking fine of $430, for parking in the newly relocated parking zone for disabled people at Church Point parking area. I requested consideration to the RTA and received a notification of rejection from the Office of State Revenue. My application was on the basis of changes being recently made to the parking area, and that I arrived late at night when it was very difficult to see the new signs.

Has any one of you had the same problem? I might need to take this matter to court; so, does anyone know exactly when the changes were made to the signs for the disabled parking areas?

Does anyone know any other way I might go about trying to annul this unjustifiable fine?

Hope to hear from someone, on 99994885, or weasonaus@hotmail.com.
Luisa Hoffmann

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