Offshore Wine Syndicate Wine Tasting
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EMERGENCY WATER INFORMATION
WATER MONITOR LINE 1 AND ONLINE BANKING FACILITY
After 14 years of service, Nathalie Muir has retired as Water Monitor
of Line 1. Nathalie has carried out this task with the utmost
efficiency and commitment and SIRA thanks her for the dedication she
has given to this vital role. Please give her a round of applause!
Louisa Maxim, who lives on Richard Road, has taken on this demanding
role. She can be contacted on her mobile 0413 125 142 or by email
Please give her your support as she navigates her way through the world
of water bookings!
The same booking procedures apply, please read the updated Guidelines. (LINK)
A dedicated Emergency Water Account has been established to facilitate
online payments for all Lines. It is essential that you identify
your payment with your Name
and Line No. Payments via cheque or
cash are to be made direct to your Water Monitor only. An email
will be sent, after you have reported your meter readings, giving
details of your booking, the amount due and direct debit details.
EMERGENCY WATER POTTED
Scotland Island had no external water supply for the first 170 year of
European settlement. Over 30 years ago, a water tank was installed at
Bell (for fire fighting purposes) where the current meters are located.
This tank was filled from the mainland and a tap was fitted. A
local resident with a water tanker would fill from this tank and
deliver water to residents.
In 1988, Warringah Council set the charges for water on the basis the
supply was for emergencies only. In 1992 Pittwater Council
formalised the arrangement, appointing Island Water Monitors as agents
for Council and, in 1994, installed the current meters. The cost of
water has remained as set by Warringah Council in 1988. The full
history can be viewed here (LINK)
In 2004, to ensure the ongoing supply of emergency water, SIRA entered
into discussions with Pittwater Council and Sydney Water. It was agreed
that SIRA would take on the responsibility of managing, upgrading and
maintaining the Emergency Water Line, subject to residents entering
into an Agreement for Sale of Water (contract) to purchase emergency
water. SIRA sought legal advice on this contract and was advised
to take out public liability insurance and, in addition, that each
resident in the household would be required to be a member of SIRA to
further mitigate liability. Sydney Water classifies the emergency
water as non-potable.
SIRA reimburses Pittwater Council quarterly for the Sydney Water
account and co-ordinates scheduled maintenance, repairs and upgrades to
the pipeline. Any surplus funds are allocated for future upgrades.
WATER BOOKINGS DURING
Demand for emergency water has increased and, as a result, it may be
necessary to limit the number of hours for bookings for each purchaser.
The summer season is shaping up to be dry, with little rainfall, so
usage will continue to be heavy. It is also important to keep
tanks full for fire fighting purposes.
We encourage residents to be mindful of their water consumption, keep
roofs and gutters maintained and check tanks regularly to avoid running
out. Last minute requests inconvenience other residents and can
be difficult to negotiate. If everyone can please be diligent in
checking the water level in their tanks this problem can be avoided
PLEASE RING BETWEEN THE
HOURS OF 8AM TO 8PM ONLY!
Please follow the procedure for purchasing water, as set out in
detail in the Emergency Water Guidelines.
The guidelines are available as a link in the Pittwater Offshore
Newsletter (PON), in the
Pittwater Offshore Directory (POD) and on the website http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/sira
In particular, we remind all residents that they are responsible for:
washer in the “nut and tail” that connects to the standpipe prevents
leakage. Without it, the fitting can be over-tightened making it
difficult to remove from the brass nipple. If you are missing a
washer contact Cass Gye for a replacement and a plug to keep it in
place after use.
- Connecting to your standpipe with a complying fitting
to receive water
- Water lost for any reason during booking period -
check your flow regularly
- Disconnecting non-permanent fitting from
standpipe immediately after
- Resetting all valves when booking is finished to make
Line ready for next purchaser
- Contacting next person if you finish early OR turning
off Main Line valve at Bell
If you have any queries, please call your Water Monitor who will be
pleased to help.
Largest Selling Wine Syndicate Newsletter
the Wine that's fit to Drink :)
Greetings Wine Lovers
We have the tasting notes for our next wine tasting on Sunday October 20th, 2013, 3 - 5pm.
As promised, a good sparkling in time for Christmas and many of our old
favourites. I have been promised a sparkling day to match the wine and
would love your company. I know many of you have probably never
travelled so far west, not even on your annual holiday, but now is the
chance. The transportation costs are very low due to, err, the
Australian dollar and a journey either by private vessel or ferry will
add to your wine tasting experience. Plenty of parking on the jetty
with the Aussie flag flying.
Please remember to bring
along your own tasting glass, tasting notes and a platter of nibbles as
Where: Paul Purvis'
sunny home, third jetty on the south side of Elvina Bay
If coming by ferry, alight at Elvina South, head east on the fire trail
until you smell the wine...
If you are new to our totally not-for-profit wind syndicate it is lots
of fun. Not only a chance to have a taste of fine wines but also the
opportunity to meet your neighbours.
Date: October 20th 2013 from 3pm.
Download the tasting notes here.......tasting notes
Friends signup http://pittwaterwine.net46.net
the Southern Cross
by Michael Hussey
Cricketing great, Michael Hussey, popularly known as ‘Mr Cricket’ is
one of the most loved Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy
green. His autobiography details his journey from his childhood to the
highs and lows of an
extraordinary international cricket career playing alongside many of
Australia’s star players. Michael Hussey was finally selected in the
Test team at the age of 30. The title of the
book is taken from the Australian Cricket team’s victory song which is
apparently inspired by Henry Lawson’s 1887 poem. Michael Hussey took
over leading the song
from Justin Langer, until his retirement in January 2013.
Date: Monday October 14
Venue: MONA VALE MEMORIAL HALL CENTRE
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
Phone: 9970 1600
W A T E R C O L O U
R W O R K S H O P
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A V I D W A R D M A N
Saturday 12th October 2013
a one day workshop suitable for beginners
and painters of all levels
great company , wonderful place, great food (lunch provided), and of
course great watercolour painting, with inspiration and guidance.
for details or contact email@example.com
to friends on the island and bays; everything is going well here,
studios emerging, workshop fitted out, fruit trees planted.
PWC Development Unit Meeting
Notice is hereby given
that a Development Unit Meeting of Pittwater Council will be held in
the Conference Room, Mona Vale Customer Service Centre, Village Park, 1
Mona Vale on 3 October 2013
Commencing at 9.00am for the purpose of considering the items included
on the Agenda including;
Download Agenda HERE
- N0021/13 - 1858
Pittwater Road, Church Point (Lot 142 DP 752046) Alterations and
additions for adaptive reuse of the existing building to include a
cafe, restaurant, bar, shop and motel uses....
Download PWC Development Unit Meeting Pasadena Report 03.10.13 HERE
into Reading at Mona Vale Library
Bookworms are invited to take part in Mona Vale Library’s Spring
reading competition called Transformations
during September and October, with the winner receiving a free Kobo glo
invites library members to read three books of their choice, then
comment on them by completing a mini-review form.
Library Manager Cathy Howie said the competition gave readers the
opportunity to share their thoughts on the books they had read with
“Each review form will be made into a bookmark that will be placed in
the reviewed books and then made available at the front desk”, said Ms
Event Librarian Heather Thomson said many readers enjoy sharing their
“We’ve designed easy to complete review forms, that are quite short,”
said Mrs Thomson.
“There are questions about the themes explored in the book and if the
book was an enjoyable read.
The reader is also asked to comment on whether they learned anything
new and if they would recommend the book to another reader,” added Mrs
The competition will open on Monday 16 September and run until Friday
For more information about what’s happening at Mona Vale Library, visit
Media contact: Heather Thomson, Mona Vale Library Ph: 9970 1609
10 September 2013
Bodhasara in Music
the Seymour Centre Nov 1st & 2nd
Bodhasara is an 18th century Sanskrit text by Narahari. We have
translated it into fine English – and now Bodhasara is happening in
music at the Seymour Centre on Nov 1st and 2nd. This is a special event
not to be missed.
Five talented young music composers have composed ‘new’ music for 5
sections of Bodhasara with Andrew Batt-Rawden at the helm. Andrew read
our book, connected with it and gained a grant to make this production
possible. Then, from our book, the composers each chose a section and
responded to that section in music.
Descriptions of their projects and why they chose their particular
sections are on http://www.chronologyarts.net/
We have heard parts of the music and are very impressed. The
compositions are amazing and the musicians exceptional. There are 2
singers - soprano and baritone, cello, tabla and a variety of
percussion….with lyrics in English and Sanskrit.
…But this event will be more than 5 pieces of music. Andrew is expert
at creating complete productions.
It is also advertised on the New Music Network
Tickets will be available at the Seymour Centre soon http://www.seymourcentre.com/
More information will also be on http://www.chronologyarts.net/
Please put Nov 1st or 2nd in your diaries….you won’t be disappointed.
…and please share this with your friends.
Hope to see you there,
Jenni & Grahame Cover
Classes begin in October
A friend's father is looking to rent on the Island. Looking for a house
or boatshed. Up to $300 a week.
He's ready to move in now.
0406 239 946
white and blue kayak from Lovett Bay.
Please call Tim on 0408 608628 if this happened to wash up on your
(modest reward offered!)
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am 0402 752465 email@example.com
/ The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Service
|Elvina Bay Rural
|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
25 00 9486
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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