|Rural Fire Service Island Visit
PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR SCOTLAND ISLAND
Notice regarding visit/information day by the
Rural Fire Service.
Below is a rough map of the Island divided into Precincts,
pending a more refined document as well as a letter that you should
have all received from Pittwater Council regarding bushfire reduction.
Precinct Team Leaders will be in contact with you prior to the day.
Please email any queries or concerns.
Homeowners and Tenants
Visits on SUNDAY, MAY 31 by the Rural Fire Service
As you would have read in your recent letter from Pittwater Council -
‘Scotland Island has been identified in the Warringah Pittwater
/Bushfire Risk Management Plan/ as being an area with a high risk bush
fire hazard’, and it is necessary for householders to be ‘proactive in
reducing bushfire hazards’.
Two key recommendations of the /Scotland Island Bush Fire Management
- the provision of ongoing education and advice
to individual householders
On Sunday, May 31st approximately 30 members of the Rural Fire Service
(RFS) will be:
- the establishment of approximately 33 local
“Fireguard Precincts” of approx.10 adjacent households across
(a) Visiting every individual household on Scotland Island to check
your property and give advice on actions that you will need to take to
reduce the risk of bushfire
(b) Meeting with groups of approx. 10 adjacent households to talk about
local fire issues and the value of forming together into “Precinct
Fireguard Groups” (see below).
individual visits and group meetings will be take place as follows:
between 10 a.m. and 12 noon
between 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.
The map 9which you can view by clicking the small image) shows
the 33 Precincts. These groupings are preliminary and we anticipate
that there may be some changes as they are more fully established.
For most of these Precincts a resident has already volunteered to be a
Precinct Team Leader. Having Leaders of the 33 Precincts will enable
fast communication between all households and the RFS.
If you have any questions, or would like to put yourself forward as a
Precinct Team Leader, please do so by return email, or direct
Notice to all
NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, CATHERINE PARK
Council will be installing a new septic system at the Scotland Island
Community Centre in early June (dates to be confirmed).
The area where construction will take place will be barricaded until
completed and for sufficient time to allow for the restoration of the
Prior to undertaking this work, it will be necessary to remove trees in
the vicinity of the new tank positions.
The removal of trees will take place weather permitting:
Commencing May 25, 2009
Access to the Community Centre pathway may be restricted at certain
times during construction works. Contact Officer:
– ( 9970 1394
Pittwater Council has
developed a draft strategy to assist Pittwater residents who have
sewage management systems on their properties.
The strategy has been developed to ensure that sewage management
systems on private properties in Pittwater meet all relevant health and
environmental legal requirements.
The draft strategy will be on public exhibition for comment between Saturday 23 May and Monday 22
Council’s Principal Environmental Health Officer Robina Warburton said
that Pittwater has approximately 1200 properties which have these
“This draft strategy aims to effectively manage privately-owned sewage
treatment systems and maintain public health, “ said Ms Warburton.
Key points of the strategy include:
* details of standardised performance
requirements for all on-site sewage management systems
* the responsibilities of
property-owners and wastewater service providers
* an outline of the Council’s risk
assessment and inspection program
* actions and education programs that
focus on sustainable on-site sewage management practices
* details of the Council’s
responsibilities and enforcement actions
Copies of the strategy can be viewed at the Council’s customer service
centres at 1 Park Street Mona Vale and 59A Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon
or at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/documents_on_exhibition
Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
mailed to the General Manager, Pittwater Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale
For further information about the strategy call 9970 1111 during
Media contact: Robina Warburton, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970
Talk@ Mona Vale Library
"A REALITY CHECK
Mona Vale Library will host an Author Talk on retirement on Thursday 28 May at 6.30pm
with writer Donna Gibbs.
Her book When I’m 64. The New Retirement explores the experience of
retirement from the point of view of those not yet retired, those newly
retired and those further down the track.
With warmth, humour and insight, Dr Gibbs shows the upsides and
downsides of retirement and the challenges it brings for retired
couples and singles.
The book provides an inspiring guide to the way people deal with this
phase of their lives, posing questions such as ‘What do people do with
twenty or thirty years of life without the structures and restrictions
Dr Gibbs says that retirement is usually anticipated as something to be
celebrated and envied – but the reality can often be a daunting
“While information is readily available in areas such as financial and
health management in retirement, very little has been written about
what people actually think and feel about the experience,” she said.
Dr Gibbs is a writer and educator who has written about topics as
diverse as Elizabethan love poetry, children’s literature, film and
cyber culture. Although officially retired herself, she leads a busy
fulfilling life; in addition to her writing, she is also an honorary
associate of the Australian Centre for Educational Studies at Macquarie
Dr Gibbs’ Author Talk will begin at 6.30pm at the library in Park
Street, Mona Vale. Books will be available for purchase and signing by
the author. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 9970
The admission fee which includes light refreshments is $7.50 or $5.50
concession (please show cards at the door).
Media contact: Catherine Buddin, Librarian Ph: 9970
Expressions of Interest from artists wanting to participate in
"Watermarks-Pittwater Open Studios" need to be in by May 31.
to download the form
Pandora bracelet with a distinctive green glass bead. Lost
possibly in Mona Vale shopping centre, Warriewood Square or on the
island. Sentimental value. Contact Karin on 0419 991 267.
If you have something for sale that
you think locals would like - let us know and we will put a
SINGLE line entry in the PON at the beginning of each month...
Circular Saw bench. Jigsaw - Readers Digest record albums and
contact; Peter Hand 9986 0172.
2 free two-seater couches and 1 single bed
contact: Chuck on 0417 023 373