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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

September 15 2013
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Finalist in NSW Excellence in Surveying Awards 2013
Congratulations Ian Souter

On September the 7th at the NSW Excellence in Surveying Awards 2013 the Institute of Surveyors recognised the achievements of their profession.

Local island resident Ian Souter was a finalist in the category “People and Community” for his work on the Church Point Development.

He was praised for his innovation, high standards and pro bono contributions to the community. He was not the winner on the day but his nomination recognised his efforts in the improvement of a local environment.


McCarrs Creek Road & West Head Road Works

Downer EDI are planning to undertake planned maintenance work on roads in your area in late September, October and November on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

This initial contact is to provide you an overview of our planned work and allow you to provide comment regarding access to your premises/business.

The proposed road work in September and October 2013 is planned for the following roads:
  • McCarrs Creek Road between Mona Vale Road and McCarrs Creek Reserve, and
  • West Head Road, between McCarrs Creek Road and Liberator General San Martin Drive (Refer attached Map HERE).
The road work requires the replacement of the asphalt road surface and structural strengthening to the roads and is tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday 29 September 2013. The work is scheduled to take approximately 20 days to complete over four weeks, weather permitting. The majority of the work would be undertaken during the day under full or part road closures.

We are currently finalising traffic management for the road work and plan to close sections of McCarrs Creek Road to undertake the work in a safe and efficient manner.

Sections of McCarrs Creek Road & West Head Road which are planned for closure are as follows:
  1. McCarrs Creek Road roundabout with Mona Vale Road is proposed to be undertaken at night with local detours in place.
  2. McCarrs Creek Road (link 40), between Yulong Avenue and Liberator General San Martin Drive is proposed to be closed to traffic and detours proposed via Mona Vale Road and Pittwater Road.
  3. McCarrs Creek Road (link 30), between Liberator General San Martin Drive and West Head Road is proposed to be closed to traffic and detours provided via Liberator General San Martin (i.e. Akuna Bay).
  4. McCarrs Creek Road (link 26), between West Head Road and McCarrs Creek Reserve is proposed to be closed to traffic and detours proposed via Pittwater Road and Mona Vale Road.
  5. West Head Road, between McCarrs Creek Road and Liberator General San Martin  Drive is proposed to be closed to traffic and detours proposed via Liberator General San Martin Drive (i.e. Akuna Bay).
Each full road closure is expected to be in place for a minimum of five days with work occurring only from Monday to Friday between the hours of 6.30 am and 5.30 pm.

Please note that all emergency vehicles and residents who reside on McCarrs Creek Road will be given access at all times. Minimal closures will take place during school holiday periods.

Further planned work is scheduled to resurface Liberator General San Martin Drive between late October and early November 2013.  We will be in touch closer to the date to discuss this work.

Before further plans are developed we’d like to hear your views around access and scheduling.

Please email or phone with feedback and suggestions prior to Tuesday 10 September 2013.

Please contact Downer Community Relations on 1300 776 069 or email CommunityRelations.PSMC@downergroup.com

Manly Arts Open Studios
Offshore Open Studios Sat 21 & Sun 22
Featuring 6 talented offshore artists


Featuring six talented offshore artists;
June Lahm
Nettie Lodge
Peggy Havukainen
Carole Corrie
Tracey Ponich

Showing in two studios, one in Lovett Bay, the other on Scotland Island.

Click HERE to load the flyer with a map showing studio locations

Kat's Feast at Artspace Rouge's Open Studio
Sept 21 & 22


Island Thinking presents
Guided by Paul Kininmonth, a father, primary school teacher and island resident, we explore the journey and development of the inner child. What was and is our experience of this inner child? And how can this child still enliven and uplift our grown-up world? Insights from the Shankaracharya, Christ and Rudolf Steiner will further enlighten our discussion.

About Paul:
Paul's professional life has been in the company of children, initially as an au pair, then as a vacation and after-school care coordinator. After two years as a drama coach he took up primary school teaching in 2000. Concurrent with his professional journey he has run a spiritual path of personal growth and integration. It is through the Inner Child work that he finds those two paths merging.
Date:   Saturday, 21 September 2013, 7.30 pm
Place:   10 Thompson Street, Scotland Island (Lot 332)
10 Thompson St (previously owned by Jim Hinckley) is between Paris and Mandy's house (Trudy Engler’s old house) and Chris Hampshire's house (formerly Luke and Claire). It can be accessed from below (Thompson St) or from the fire trail that starts behind the fire shed. If coming up the fire trail, number 10 is the second house on the left after the first, steep hairpin bend. Please beware of numerous trip hazards on the rear path.

Please bring: something to drink and a plate of food to share (finger food only, please).

RSVP to roybaker99@yahoo.com. Please also let me know if you would like to be put on the Island Thinking email list. (If you have not received previous notifications about this talk then you are probably not on the list.)

WOW September Lunch
Antonia Kitching's: Seed FreedomMovement

I'd just like to remind everyone of our upcoming WOW lunch at Antonia Kitching's (pink cement house above Halls wharf), from 12 noon (ferry arrives at 11.45pm) this Friday 20th September, which promises to be a thought-provoking and interesting event. RSVP's required ASAP as numbers are limited to 14 for this one.
Antonia has asked if everyone could go the following website www.vandanashiva.org/navdanya before the event, to understand the importance of bio-diversity, and also to become more aware about what we are buying at the supermarket.
Jenny Frazer :)

Looking to Rent...

We are looking to rent a house with 3 bedrooms and a study or a 4 bedroom house,either in the
bays or on Scotland Island. Preferably a waterfront property for easy living.

If you are looking to rent your property privately or know of a house becoming available please give me a call. 0418253870.

We have great references and take pride in our home. Our local real estate agent will happily give you a reference on our behalf if the need be.

Kindest regards Essie.

Mooring pole and float - found it?

My mooring off the south west corner of the island went walk about sometime between Sunday 8 and 10th October. The mooring had a 1.2 meter upright pole (with float), the usual yellow mooring buoy (licence number IL098) and a bridle.

It appears that it may have had an argument with a boat prop!

If anybody has found it, please contact Peter on 0428644976. If someone has run over it; has the equipment and feels a bit guilty, it can be dropped of on my jetty (first boat house south of cargo wharf --grey roof - white windows) - no questions asked.

Boat tie up wanted - Bells Wharf

We are looking at for a spot for our tinny - preferably long term at Bells wharf but we could be interested in a temporary spot at Carols or Cargo.

Please call Magali 0419436042 or Hendrik 0414745804."


Rowing Dory ?
Over the years I have noticed a seemingly deserted white rowing dory lying upside down in the reserve next to Carol’s Wharf.

I would be grateful if anyone could put me in touch with the owner.

Roger Corrie 0403115242

For Sale
Water Tank

10,000 litre round green poly tank. $980.

Please call John 0416 247 961

Tinny for Sale
3.4m savage aluminium tinny for sale
5 hp mercury motor  excellent condition
No leaks
$1150  quick sale

Phone Nickie 0418213216

Yacht for Salehighlander

Great solid little racing yacht.

Fast for its size.

Perfect for twilight racing or weekends away.

Takes only minutes to get ready to sail with a roller furler jib.

Antifouled this year and regular monthly professional bottom cleaning.

Needs a little TLC.

8 hpw mercury outboard engine.

$10,000 ONO

Call Lyn 0403284659

Found glasses

Prescription glasses found on Thompson street.

Black arms with red dots on the inside.

Call Boyd 0417 991 499.

Thankyou to Jane Woods (and everyone else involved) for the 2013 POD

Hi everyone,
I'm sure that others have acknowledged the new look, user-friendly 2013 POD, but I just wanted to offer a big thankyou to Jane Wood (and everyone else involved) for a fantastic effort!
Jenny Frazer :)

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