Finalist in NSW
Excellence in Surveying Awards 2013
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
McCarrs Creek Road & West Head Road
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
The proposed road work in September and October 2013 is planned for the
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.
- 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
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:
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.
- McCarrs Creek Road roundabout with Mona Vale Road is
proposed to be undertaken at night with local detours in place.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
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
Please contact Downer Community Relations on 1300 776 069 or email
Manly Arts Open Studios
Open Studios Sat 21 & Sun 22
Featuring 6 talented offshore artists
talented offshore artists;
Showing in two studios, one in Lovett Bay, the
other on Scotland Island.
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Kat's Feast at Artspace Rouge's Open Studio
21 & 22
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.
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.
Saturday, 21 September 2013, 7.30 pm
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 email@example.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
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
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
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.
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
Please call Magali 0419436042 or Hendrik 0414745804."
Rowing Dory ?
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
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
$1150 quick sale
Phone Nickie 0418213216
Yacht for Sale
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.
Call Lyn 0403284659
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
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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