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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

March 13, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

A Memorial for Joe Leckie

A much-loved member of this community and dear friend to many.

To be held at Joe's house
69 Robertson Road Scotland Island
2nd house on the water West of Tennis Wharf
Saturday 19th March 2016

From 2.00pm-4.00pm

Food will be provided

BYO alcohol

All Welcome

RSVP to suzievboyd@gmail.com or text to 0408 22 99 31.


Council Communication

Tender awarded for Church Point works

Council has approved the tender for the next stage of the Church Point Plan of Management including, the realignment of McCarrs Creek Road, a new seawall, boardwalk and a 120 space car park.

Pittwater Mayor Jacqueline Townsend said that she was pleased that Council is ready to commence the design and construction of this major project after working closely with the Church Point and offshore communities for a number of years.

“These works will help to alleviate parking issues in the area as well as improve connections to the commuter wharf and foreshore access via a new boardwalk. It’s a complex project that has drawn varied community views, but we are working towards achieving a good balance for all involved in the outcome of this project.

The project will be funded through loan funding, income generated from user pays car parking, a low interest loan from the state government via the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS) and from the Special Rate Variation.

Mayor Townsend said the project will address a range of issues identified in the Plan of Management including safety concerns raised by residents on McCarrs Creek Road and the shortage of parking in the area.

“Council will continue to meet the interests of both the on-shore and off-shore communities. The project will now move into the delivery phase and we will be inviting representation from key community stakeholders on the final aesthetics of the project such as landscape treatments, walkways, lighting and facades.

“We are committed to creating infrastructure that can address the future demands of this important local and regional transport hub and tourist destination,” she added.

Construction work is expected to commence in May 2016.

For more information about this project visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/major_projects

Contact: Media contact:
Phone: 9970 1172 or 9970 1119


Switch off to protect places we love

In the lead up to Earth Hour, Pittwater Council invites residents to a free Citizen Science event at the Coastal Environment Centre on Thursday 17 March from 7-9pm.

Residents will hear from four expert speakers who’ll share their knowledge about our local waterways, marsupials, birds and marine life.

Earth Hour, originally an Australian campaign, is now celebrated in over 162 countries and over 7000 cities and towns worldwide.

Pittwater Mayor, Jacqui Townsend said our natural environment makes Pittwater unique and this year’s Earth Hour campaign urges us to switch off and protect the places we love!

“So I encourage all our residents to celebrate Earth Hour, come along to our Citizen Science event on Thursday 17 March or switch off the power on Saturday 19 March from 8.30pm," said Cr Townsend.

The free Citizen Science presentation is followed by a Q&A session and light refreshments.

The event is being held at Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment Centre, Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 1300 000 232 or online

Find more about the global Earth Hour initiative at www.earthour.org

Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1172, 9970 1119

Dynamic Yoga

Saturdays in the Community Hall


Dog Sitter Wanted

Looking for someone to mind my dog during work hours on the Island on week days.

Please contact Jean for more info on 0449 101 680

Savage commuter boat for sale

Classic savage fibre glass hull with Yamaha 70 2 stroke and hydride steering.
355 hours on motor.

$4,900.00 ono

Ring Chuck at 0417 023 373

Free Bunk Beds bed

Steel frame Ikea bunk bed with ladder.
Good condition.
All screws, tools and instruction manual available.

Call Anne on 0431 149 182


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 West Pittwater Community Association

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association www.westpittwater.com.au, contact Michael Wiener at

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