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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

November 1, 2015

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 16, Issue 869


  • Scotland Island Business Expo
  • SIRFS FCU at Business Expo
  • Kindy Cafe
  • Kindy Enrolling 2016
  • Pink Water Taxi Hours
  • Lovett Bay Fire Shed Dinner
  • NBN Northern Beaches Briefing
  • Local Council Notices
  • Curry & Trivia Night
  • SIRA is Turning 60 - An Afternoon on the Green
  • Co-Op Club - November Line-up
  • Nettie Lodge Exhibition
  • Commodores Christmas Cocktail Party
  • GFC Xmas Sale
  • Letter to the Editor
  • This Changes Everything Screening
  • Wanted Boat to Hire
  • Geeps for Sale
  • House to Rent
  • For Sale
  • Wanted - Home to Buy
  • Surf Ski Missing
  • Free to a Good Home
  • The Local Contact Guide
  • Join SIRA
  • Archived Newsletters
  • Your subscription Information

  • Scotland Island Business Expo

    Sunday 1st November

    WIN - WIN


    It's a win - win and to top it up our generous businesses have all donated prizes for an AMAZING RAFFLE for your chance to WIN EVEN MORE! RAFFLE tickets sold during EXPO only!

    Kindy Cafe open as per usual first Sunday of the month (all proceeds go to S.I.O.C.)


    PRIZES TO BE WON (valued at over $700!!!)

    Evoke Creative
    Business Card design (excl logo design)

    Fitter Forever
    3 weeks unlimited training, Elvina Bay

    Conscious Life Yoga – Modern yoga for mindful families
    Scotland Island Community Hall
    5 classes

    Maera Dog Training
    w Jess Sandstrom - qualified and insured professional dog trainer
    One "off-shore special" obedience and manners session. (1 hour)

    Only the beginning - Scandinavian (organic) Kids Fashion Online

    Church Point Cafe
    2 pizzas - eat in or take away

    Fit to perform
    ½ hour body blitz  Personal Training in Catherine Park

    Elegance Candles
    by Cheryl Wagner
    1 handcrafted scented candle (40 hours burn time)

    The Chocolate Yogi
    Raw Vegan Organic Chocolate
    by Ed and Malindi Priceless


    Your Community Fire Unit will be at the Small

    Business Expo

    logo And we’re looking forward to seeing all of you there too!  On our stand we will have the latest version of the Emergency Medical Evacuation plan for Scotland Island and, apart from you dropping by to say hello, we’d like you to check the information we have for YOUR property so the SIRFB and other Emergency Services know how to get to you, should they need to, in a medical emergency.

    This will also be a good opportunity for you to chat to us about being bush fire prepared for the coming hot summer.

    The Expo organisers have put such a lot of effort into this event so we at the CFU sincerely hope you’ll all take time out to drop in and support the event and the island Kindy.

    Bill Lee 
    Community Fire Unit


    Yes, Kindy Cafe is on again

    Sunday 1 November from 10am

    Get down to Catherine Park, check out our local businesses and take the opportunity to let the kids play while you catch up with friends and relax with a cuppa!

    Kindy Cafe will operate from the Kindy. The Business Expo will operate from the Hall.

    Funds raised will go to the Scotland Island Kindy.




    Scotland Island Kindy: now enrolling for 2016

    The Kindy Committee, new Director and wonderful staff invite you to

    enrol your child for 2016.

    All children 18 months to 5 years most welcome to join our fun, stimulating, local Kindy. What a wonderful way to start life: sharing in unique surroundings and experiences with other children living the island way.

    We have a new Director and new committee inspired and committed to making our Kindy the best place locally for your children.

    The team:

    • Talya Alon: our new Director. Island resident, talented and experienced educator, committed to developing the Kindy service
    • Libby Ciok: almost 30 years experience in early years education, inspired by our wonderful bush setting and how to harness it for learning
    • Lana Andreeva: a child-centred practitioner and very talented musician
    • Casual staff: the delightful Annie Potts and children’s favourite Skye Fields

    Getting there:

    • Free ferry: catch the school ferry to Tennis for free
    • Free community vehicle: book the community vehicle the night before for a  pick-up between 8am and 9am. We’ll reimburse the fare ($12)
    • Walk: we’re at the top of Catherine Park, next to the Community Hall, above Tennis Wharf

    Fully approved child care centre:

    • Child Care Rebate/Child Care Benefit approved: up to 50% rebate
    • Approved Long Day Care
    • Approved for OSHC (Out of School Hours and vacation Child care)

    Hours of operation:

    • Open Tuesday to Friday, 7.30am till 5.30pm
    • If you’re on the 5.30pm ferry, let us know and we can stay open until 5.45pm
    • Closed for summer on Friday 18th December, reopens Tuesday 19th January

    Let us know:

    • Watch out for a survey to explore what the community wants for the Kindy: vacation and after school care, music, language and dance classes, for example
    • We’re raising funds to buy a piano: want to help?
    • Enrol your child, or find out more, by emailing us at SIOCSCommittee@gmail.com, or by calling (02) 9979 7856



    Pink Water Taxis - Opening Hours

    The keenly observant will have noticed that the ‘Opening Hours’ on our signage and website now reads 0600 till late.

    Why did we do this?  There is some really boring legal reasons but the bottom-line is Flexibility.  It lets us satisfy Maritime OH&S and with some adjustments, our customers needs.

    So how does this actually work in the real world?

    Quite simply. if you need us for the late evening, call after 3pm and let the night driver know what you’re doing. Most people already do this (thank you). Even a text will do but make sure you get a reply.

    How does any of this help?

    We can plan out the evenings accordingly, up to and including, not being in Palm Beach when you need us.  More importantly, if weather conditions are compromising safety, we can advise customers to advance their arrival or if it’s really bad, find a bed for the night.   We do not want you or your visitors to be stranded at Church Point1  Please tell your visitors; they don’t always read our website.

    The stats are that not much happens after 10pm Sunday to Wednesday. So, if we can crib an hour or two on the quiet evenings, we can be open longer on, say,  Friday or Saturday night.  Coming into summer, the enquiries for the planning of parties are already starting.  If the job’s on, we want to be there!

    The Frequent Floaters Club.  Our club database has been transferred to a protected Twitter account.  Our regular patrons are being invited to Follow us on Twitter for updates on weather, who’s driving, finish times, etc.

    See you on the water!

    Rod, Alex & Mickey


    Lovett Bay Fire Shed Dinner

    Saturday 7 November from 6.30 pm



    NBN briefing in Avalon

    Avpals members who attended the recent NBN briefing in Avalon may be interested in the just released timetable for all the Pittwater areas.

    Commencement dates (completion time approx 18 months)

    2016  April - June
    Avalon, Bilgola, Palm Beach, as previously announced at the meeting.

    2016 July - September
    Bayview, Elanora Heights, Narrabeen, Newport, Warriewood (part), Mona Vale (part)

    2107 January - June
    Mona Vale (part), Church Point, Scotland Island, Ingleside Warriewood (part)

    Several high density areas are well after us eg Chatswood 2018 Jan-Jun

    Note some suburbs are missing eg Whale Beach, Clareville

    More info here:



    Local Council Notices

    Pittwater says 'NO' to a mega council

    Some 320 members of the Pittwater community gathered on the shore of Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale around 5pm on Thursday 29 October and made history. The group formed a human ‘NO' in an effort to send a clear message to the State Government—no mega council and no forced amalgamations for the northern beaches.


    A drone captured the beautiful formation of residents wearing blue caps which symbolised the unity and determination of the local community, which is quite prepared to ‘fight for the future’ of Pittwater.

    IPART finding Pittwater ‘unfit’

    Speaking out as a united voice comes after IPART deemed Pittwater ‘unfit’ because of population size, however it met every other Fit for the Future financial criterion. The IPART report can be found at www.ipart.nsw.gov.au

    Our community has spoken loud and clear—we don’t want to be amalgamated! But… the bottom line is the NSW Government wants less councils and IPART recommends a merger with Manly and Warringah.

    What next?

    Pittwater’s councillors will consider the IPART report and options available before determining a way forward at Council’s next meeting on Monday 2 November 2015.

    The Government has given us until 18 November to respond to IPARTs recommendation. Have your say (before it’s too late)! 

    This is your last chance to SPEAK UP! Tell Premier Baird what you think

    Share the Facebook post to your friends
    Like ‘I Love Pittwater’ and ‘Pittwater Council’ and share and comment on our posts

    Follow us on Twitter ‘aboutPittwater’       
    Send numerous tweets with hashtags #PittwaterSaysNO and #NoMegaCouncil
    Tag @MikeBairdMP and your friends (and encourage them to do the same).

    Like and comment on our @pittwatercouncil posts and tag your friends.

    Send a postcard   
    Available at Mona Vale and Avalon customer service centres & libraries.
    Sign your name and place postcards in boxes provided at these locations or mail directly to Premier Baird.

    The Hon. Mike Baird, MP        OR    The Hon. Rob Stokes MP
    Shop 2, 2 Wentworth Street             1725 Pittwater Rd
    MANLY NSW 2095                           MONA VALE NSW 2103

    To stay informed, please visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/reform


    Curry & Trivia Night

    7 November

    Scotland Island Kindy Fundraiser

    Get ready for the curry & trivia night!! Book in and spread the word, 'cause it's going to be hot, hot, hot!!

    Limited numbers, so book in quick!

    Secure your spot by prepaying to BSB 032 196 A/C 233039 and include your name.

    Prize donations welcome, email: siocscommittee.gmail.com

    Queries to Ian 0404 833 674.

    See you there!!



    An Afternoon on the Green

    Sunday 6th December

    SIRA 60th Anniversary Summer Celebration



    The Co-Op Club Presents

    November 2015 Bookings

    Church Point Cafe -  Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm

    Sun Nov 1: Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs:image

    Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs for all you lovers of funky, dirty blues, the Sly Dogs return this month to kick off November. They bring a great vibe along with special guests so book a table!

    Sun Nov 8:  Aine Tyrrell :image

    Áine's music has grown from traditional Irish roots to a global contemporary sound, still cradling the homeland spirit, and dusted with the salt of the West Coast of Ireland. She is a singer songwriter with a sound transcending convention, at times tribal, at times fragile. This unique talent continues to infiltrate the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere. 
    Check out a track from her new album here..     https://youtu.be/FYnekOPn7Uo

    "Soul, intelligence, wit and wisdom, history and mystery and a voice that brings it all together. Don't miss her, for fear that you might miss the very thing you need."  - Shane Howard

    Sun Nov 15:  The Joy Yates & Dave McCrae Band :image

    The Joy Yates & Dave McCrae band are a regular and a favourite at The Co-Op Club. They bring a wealth of experience having worked with a who’s who of the British & US music scene for years before returning to Australia where they continue to contribute with their world-class musicianship. This includes presenting music from the American jazz songbook with the cream of Australian jazz musicians to transform it into now. ”

    Sun Nov 22:  Los Pibos :image

     We welcome back to the Co-Op Club three of Australia's most respected and renown Latin musicians. Multi-instrumentalists, Enrique Berbis and Steve & Cesar Marin combine intense rhythms and delicate harmonies with tight and exciting arrangements. This dynamic trio perform a variety of authentic styles ranging from Son, salsa, rumba, samba, bossa nova, cumbia, bolero, cha cha cha, mariachi, Andean, and much more...

    With over 20 years of international experience, these musicians have been an integral part of the Australian-Latin music scene, leading and contributing to the best from around the world.

    Playing all the favourite 'classics' plus contemporary hits, get ready to dance your socks off or just sit back and listen to the magic that is Latin American music, played and performed at its finest...

    Sun Nov 29: Tabatha Brownrigg :Tabatha

    Sun Nov 29: Tabatha Brownrigg  is armed with a voice ranging from angelic soul to Big Mama Thornton blues.  Tabatha and her funky band deliver great arrangements of blues, pop & soul classics that give Tabatha the freedom to let her voice soar as the band to sets up the right groove to get you on to the dance-floor.

    Music is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm  
    1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793





    Contemporary Narrative Paintings

    Launch night November 14, 6-8 pm
    Exhibiting November 7 to December 3
    Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 - 6.00pm



    Commodores Christmas Cocktail Party ('CCCP')

    14th November 2015  7 - 11pm


    Keep the 14 November 2015 free for this spectacular event.

    Venue: Bayview Scout Hall
    Date: 14 November 2015
    Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Theme: Russian (CCCP)

    Pick up and drop off from the Island on the "Reliance"


    GFG Xmas Sale

    Saturday 28th November 3 - 6 pm



    Letter to the Editor

    Lost tinny found!

    Thanks for putting our notice in the newsletter when our 12ft tinny got stolen on the 16th October from Cargo Wharf. Thanks to that notice Marcia from Elvina Bay contacted us at 6.30am on Monday morning with great news. Our little boat was tied up at the public wharf in Elvina Bay complete with baby seat. Melissa our 1 year old was so happy to have it back!!
    All that was missing was all the fuel which had been deliberately taken as the recently filled tank had been disconnected. Life jackets, boat knife and other bits and pieces were all still there.
    If anyone has any information about who it might have been who thoughtlessly inconvenienced our family beyond a joke, would they please pass on that info to us at: eos2voyage@hotmail.com!!
    Just so that the culprit knows, on Sunday night I returned home late from work to find no dinghy, too late for ferries and too late even for the water taxi. I had to sit and wait in the cold for a kind sole at Commutor wharf to give me a lift so that I could be home with my family. Heaven knows where I would have slept if nobody had come by at 11pm at night. Next time you cretin, who stole a boat from someone who trusted this community, just stop and think about your actions and their consequences.
    If I find out who you are be prepared for an earful! Better still go and live somewhere else!
    Thank you though, to all of this wonderful community who have since come up to me or my wife and told us how happy they were to hear that we had got our little tinny back. If you see us out there on the water please say “HI”.
    Colin, Adriana and baby Melissa.


    Avalon Screening of 'This Changes Everything'

    Wednesday,  4th November at 6.30pm

    There will be a one-time screening in Avalon of 'This Changes Everything', a documentary film about climate change based on Naomi Klein's book of the same name, on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 6.30pm.

    To reserve your tickets, please visit: https://www.tugg.com/events/61843.

    The official film synopsis reads:
    'This Changes Everything' presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of both fossil fuel extraction and the climate crisis it is driving, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. The film builds to its most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

    Mike Hall, 0404 028 253
    29 Thompson Street, Scotland Island


    Wanted - Boat to Hire

    I am looking to hire a boat that would have capacity for 15-20 people on Monday 28 December. Do you know any that are for hire?

    Preferably with a skipper, a day hire.

    Kind regards
    Lisa Frankl


    'GEEPS' for Sale

    49 Robertson Rd, Scotland Island



    • One of the best building blocks on the north side of the island and the last site on the prime north facing waterfront strip that is essentially undeveloped
    • Absolute north facing waterfront / sun all year round
    • Unbeatable Pittwater views that span 180 degrees from Lovett Bay to Clareville, views are secure - unable to be built out
    • Private sandy beach
    • Deep water jetty and pontoon
    • Sandstone sea wall with level entertaining area / boat shed site
    • Inclinator rail
    • Light filled and private one bedroom open plan cottage with large entertaining deck and wood fire
    • Additional cabin with beautiful views and private balcony that can be used as second bedroom, studio, office or teenagers retreat.
    • Potential to build new house or expand existing cottage, comes with architect's preliminary drawings for alterations/ additions or new house and boat shed
    • Beautiful stone terraces with landscaped gardens and sandstone paths
    • Would suit investor or family/couple/single looking to live on the island full time or build weekender/holiday home
    • Excellent rental income potential
    • Short walk to park/kindy/ferry/community hall
    • Short boat ride to restaurants, cafes, shops
    • Auction 4th December
    Please contact Sophie on 0432 611 976 or sophie_hay@hotmail.com for details


    House to Rent

    Fully Furnished 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house for rent between Nov 16 - Dec 29

    Would suit a couple. No dogs please:)

    $500 per week

    If you’re interested please call Tina 0400 015 939


    For Sale

    BOSCH Anti-fingerprint Dishwasher image

    Model: SMS40M18AU
    See link for details:
    Bought only in July 2014 – very quiet and perfect for nighttime washing. 
    Includes 2 Year Bosch Guarantee and an extra 5 Year Protection Plan from Harvey Norman (Transferable).
    Any questions please contact Andres:
    0412 662247


    Wanted: Waterfront home to buy

    Hi, we’re a local couple who’ve recently sold our house on the mainland. We’re looking to buy a north facing waterfront in one of the bays or the island.
    Seen all the advertised properties but hoping the right one is still out there somewhere!
    If you’re realistic and thinking of selling, please get in touch.
    Richard & Meredith Rasdall
    0414 560 505


    Surf Ski Board Missing

    My paddle / surf ski board is missing. It was on the beach with the other kayaks at Cargo on Thurs15 morning, however missing 24 hours later on Friday 16.

    I've been away on CFU training weekends & noted it had moved from its usual spot over the warm weekend of 10 & 11, not a problem if kids borrow it splashing around. I would appreciate it be returned to the beach near the kayak stand no questions asked.

    It is Mid blue single fin paddle / surf ski board. Distinctive brown silastic gap filler around majority of edges. Alternatively if you see it around then please let me know on 0423072668.
    Would have been a great morning for a paddle today!

    Many thanks Sharyn.


    Free to a Good Homeimage

    Table and 4 chairs, free to a good home.
    Would be a good restoration project.

    Located near Bells.

    Please call Dan on 0415 375 706


    The Local Guide

    Community Information

    Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
    What's On Event Calendar 
    click to go to the Calendar
    Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page click to go to Page
    Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 Number, Usage & Charges
    Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 http://www.sirfb.org.au
    West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795 www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au
    Offshore Photo Gallery offshore gallery
    Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
    West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
    Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable water
    • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
    • SIRA Membership Application
    • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
    • General Information, Map & Contacts
    Scotland Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island & Offshore Children's Services)
    Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service)  7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues, Weds, Thurs & Friday)
    Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility & Equipment Hire
    For information call 02 9979 7856 or email:  siocs@comcen.com.au

    Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings:  http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/community/community-hall/
    Pittwater Online News -  http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
    Tick Fact Sheet


    Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
    Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
    Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
    Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
    Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
    Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600
    Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815

    Real Estate

    PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
    Tanya Mottl at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
    L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale

    Services, Clubs & Accommodation

    Scotland Island Traders - On-line shopping from your computer through www.g2u.com.au -delivered to your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders -  Graeme Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
    email scotlandislandtraders@gmail.com
    Justice of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 9999 4092
    Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
    Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
    Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
    Justice of the Peace -  - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
    Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
    Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
    Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
    Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
    Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
    Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
    Pittwater Youth Hostel  - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
    Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
    Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
    David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au
    Dog Wash & Grooming Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
    Pittwater ECO Floor Sanding - LUCIO: 0425 376 986 pittwaterecofloorsanding@gmail.com
    Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf

    Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

    Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
    Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
    @ Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes  - Nathalie - 9999 4449
    Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
    Dynamic Yoga  - Tuesday PM. & Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 nadineomara@gmail.com
    Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes – Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or chris@syntivityaustralia.com


    Gurdjieff / The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979 3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
    Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
    WOW - Women on Water - meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
    Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
    Scotland Island Players - contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
    Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
    Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
    Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com
    Offshore a capella choir –  Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on 9997 2035.

    Government Organisations

    Pittwater Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater_council@pittwater.nsw.gov.au  Web site click here
    Member for Mackellar Bronwyn Bishop, email clicking here or Bronwyn.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au
    Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au

    Airlines, Buses and Railways

    Sydney Airport:
    Arrivals and Departures
    Virgin Blue:

    Sydney Buses: Information.

    Sydney Ferries:
    City Rail:
    Timetables & Information.
    Country Link Rail:


    Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
    Local Weather Forecast
    Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

    Emergency Contact Numbers   

    and reviewing recordings
    ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
    Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
    Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
    Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend
    (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
    Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel
    VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
    27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
    Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
    Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service
    9997 3795
    Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service
    9979 1612
    Mackerl Beach Rural Fire Service
    9974 1162
    Headquarters Terrey Hills
    9450 3000
    NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
    Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
    State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
    National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
    Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
    Sydney Water 132 090
    Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909

    Join SIRA

    You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

    Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au

    Join WPCA

    To join the Western Pittwater Community Association www.wpca.org.au, contact Michael Wiener at

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    A complete set of past electronic newsletters since May 2000 can be found and read at https://ymlp.com/archive_gesgjgm.php  or by clicking here or by visiting the Mona Vale Library.

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