Vehicle Rego Day
Holiday Day Care
SI Vehicle Rego Day
Floyd Dog Side of the Moon Encore
Commodore's Cocktail Party
Local Contact Guide
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You can contact
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Island Motor Vehicle Registration Day
to 3pm on Saturday, July 6th, 2013
I will be attending Scotland Island Rural Fire Station to examine all
registered motor vehicles. As usual, my mate Bruce Healey should be
there depending on how well he is.
As I have done this since 1995-96, with the help of Bruce Healey and
Cass Gye as well as Graeme Richmond, I thought it only fair to notify
you well in advance.
For further information, please contact Cass BUT....make sure you car
looks at least presentable for the occasion because if it looks like
junk, it will be treated as such.
Proceeds go to the Rural Fire Service on the Island.
REGO PAPERS PLUS MOTOR VEHICLE
$60.00 PER VEHICLE $10.00 S.I.R.F.B. $70.00 TOTAL
Please note abandoned or wrecked vehicles around the island will be
photographed be marked with a sticker for removal.
Brian "Friendly" Friend
School Holiday Day Care
on the Island
child care during preschool holidays?
Scotland Island Kindy is open during the winter holidays for casual
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE
Please enquire at SIOCS@outlook.com
or call 0413 724 113
Opening hours are 7.30am - 5.30pm
Maximum age: 5 years old
Book your place NOW!
2013 Pittwater Offshore Directory
Omissions in the Directory
Please update your
recently delivered directory with the following details.
- Broken Bay Lighterage page 109 email address should
- Michael Doherty 0414 983 488
- Sarah Polomka 0420 926 289
- Marion van der Driesschen 0431 45743
to the Editor
Open letter to Chris Brown
Dear Mr Brown I was interested to read your letter on the amalgamation
of Pittwater Manly and Warringah. However I am not sure that your
support based on "economies of scale theories" such as 1 GM instead of
3 etc., would actually work. Ask the employees at ANZ or Holden?
In addition with an off-shore community of around 1000 we represent 2%
of Pittwaters pop. of 57,000. Therefore a reasonable loud voice in
support of our own affairs. If amalgamation were to happen this voice
would shrink to .02%. Believe me as someone who worked for many years
for Local Councils in London any requirements of such a minute local
group would be totally ignored - (economies of scale definitely would
be at work here).
Historically Pittwater has a (reasonably) good record for management
altho not perfect I agree. Alas other councils have not been so lucky.
It is a matter of record that one Council lost quite a few million of
ratepayers money on a "sure thing" stock market investment while others
have been sacked twice in the last few years and a Government
Administrator installed. Hmmm - not a good sign I think.
I think a nice riotous debate would be good here but if that doesn't
appeal please feel free to phone me and/or we can
arrange afternoon tea at my house (I'm in the PON) and explore
the issues further.
Pink Floyd - Dog
Side of the Moon
for our Friend
30-31 August from 7:30pm
New videos, new songs, special guest stars: Tina Harrod, Lachlan
‘flip’ Hamilton, Rick Faulkner
23-24, 30-31 Aug
Tickets $20 on the
If you missed it last time, don't miss it this time. If you saw
it last time, you'll want to see it again.
Woody Point Yacht Club
Commodore's Cocktail Party, August 10
You have been invited
to the Palace
to dine with the Queen
Join the rich and famous
Woody Point Yacht Club
“THE COMMODORE’S COCKTAIL
To be held at B.Y.R.A. on August 10th
Theme for the evening
“The Great Gatsby”
More details to
Watch this space…
Fun at Mona Vale Library
School Children are
invited to take part in some fun activities at Mona Vale Library these
with two movie afternoons
planned and a cultural event celebrating the Guringai Festival.
There will be two free screenings of the ever popular Walt Disney
children’s classic The Jungle
Book at 2pm on Wednesday 3 and 10 July at Mona Vale Library.
First produced in 1967, this colourful musical tale is loosely based on
Rudyard Kipling’s stories and
traces the adventurous steps of young ‘Mowgli’ from his infancy to
Set in the wilds of the Indian Jungle, this engaging tale will
entertain youngsters with life lessons
from Baloo the bear, the scoundrel tiger Shere Kahn and Kaa the
The main character Mowgli enjoys a journey of discovery, overcoming
fear, the true value of
friendship and earning trust - all with help from his jungle friends!
The movies are free; however bookings are essential and can be made by
calling: 9970 1600.
A cultural experience all children are sure to enjoy is the Aboriginal
Cultural Connection, being held
as part of the Guringai Festival.
Mona Vale Library Manager, Cathy Howie said event highlights included a
traditional Ochre face painting as well as a song and dance performance.
“Children will also have an opportunity to take part in an Aboriginal
art session and enjoy traditional
storytelling,” Ms Howie added.
The Aboriginal Cultural Connection is suitable for children aged
between five and 12, however
children under the age of seven will require parental supervision.
The event will take place on Wednesday 10 July from 11am until 12.15pm,
in the Pelican Room at
Mona Vale library.
As places are limited please book early to avoid disappointment.
Bookings can be made by calling
9970 1600 or at the library’s front desk. The cost for this event is
$10.00 per child.
Media contact: Rebeccah Vick Ph: 9970 1608
winter Holiday Activities for Kids
Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) has announced the release of an
exciting winter holiday program for kids.
Kids on the Coast is offering healthy and fun outdoor activities for 5
to 12 year olds on 1, 4,5, 9, 11, and 12 July.
There will be a mix of activities including Deep sea discovery where
kids can learn about the beautiful and bizarre creatures that live deep
in the ocean depths.
Alternatively they can become a Rock platform investigator by
discovering the amazing creatures that call rock platforms home. Or
enter the Nutty Professor’s Lab by getting involved in fun scientific
Natural Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell said the
program encouraged children to explore beaches, rock platforms,
headlands, bushland, wetlands and the Narrabeen Lagoon foreshore.
“Kids on the Coast is the ideal school holiday experience. The program
gives children the chance to learn about our natural environment in a
fun and interactive way,” said Mr Beharrell.
Two hour sessions are held from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. The cost
is $22 per child per session, with full-day sessions available from
10am to 3pm at $55 per child, (for standard activities) which includes
supervision between sessions (BYO lunch).
The Kids on the Coast program was awarded top prize in the 2011
Northern Beaches Local Business Awards for ‘Outstanding Education
The CEC is located at Pelican Path, Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen,
only 300m from the North Narrabeen beach entrance.
Book online at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ceckids or for more
information call 1300 000 CEC (232).
Mark Beharrell, Coastal Environment Centre Ph: 9970 136
Warriewood Valley Review Adopted
Pittwater Council adopted
the Warriewood Valley Strategic Review Report at a special Council
meeting held last week.
The review was carried out during 2011 and 2012 in a partnership
between Pittwater Council and the NSW Department of Planning and
Infrastructure. The review has examined the development potential of
all undeveloped land remaining in the Warriewood Valley.
Independent consultants took into account flooding issues, urban
design, transport and traffic scenarios and the economic viability of
undeveloped sites in the Valley for the strategic review.
The review report has recommended 32 dwellings per hectare for most
undeveloped sites, up from the current 25 per hectare.
However the Council has rejected a call from the Director-General of
NSW Planning Sam Haddad for flexibility on densities in the future.
Mayor Jacqui Townsend said while she was pleased that there was now a
clear way forward for development in the Valley, the Council was
against any suggestion that densities could be increased.
“We must give residents certainty that development in the area will not
“The strategic review report as it stands provides Council with a clear
framework within which it can make informed decisions on future
development applications and at densities the community can
Mayor Townsend said future housing types in the Valley would include a
mix of small lot housing, low-level apartment buildings, townhouses and
terraced houses and would allow properties in Fern Creek Road and
Orchard Street to be rezoned to residential.
No changes were proposed however for the area known as the Southern
Buffer, which extends from Boondah Road to Jacksons Road up the
perimeter of Warriewood Centro.
Mayor Townsend said that landowners in the Southern Buffer would need
to investigate future redevelopment opportunities for their land, with
development applications to be assessed by the
The Mayor said she was heartened to see many residents and landowners
being part of the consultative process during the review and at the
meeting last night. “Over 300 community members attended public
meetings and over 350 formal submissions were received. It was a
tremendous concession the community made last night by acknowledging
that the review was the only way to have trust in future development in
To view the Warriewood Valley Strategic Review visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
Media contact: Mayor Jacqui Townsend Pittwater Council Ph:
History of Antarctica
This publication has been completely revised and rewritten with new
information, maps and illustrations, bringing the fascinating story
of people in Antarctica up to date. The book also reveals the
of this continent to
international science, environmental change,tourism and politics.
Stephen Martin is a writer and Antarctic historian who has travelled
south since 1994as a history lecturer, tourist and sailor. reworked for
many years with the Antarctic collections of the State Library of New
South Wales and the Antarctic collection of Kerry Stokes.
Other publications include The whales journey and Penguin.
The talk will begin at 3pm
at Mona Vale Library
1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Bookings are essential;
book phone 9970 1600.
Following the talk there will be book signings and light refreshments.
Admission is $5.
Introduction to Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Awaken your body and mind!
Learn how to integrate your breath with flowing yoga poses.
Forms a great introduction to dynamic
on the Island on Saturday morning.
Small classes with Island local teacher, Nadine
10 week course from
Thursday 4th July at 6 – 7.15pm
At Health Space
Ph (02) 9979 8887
- 3 Seater Couch and 2 single Chairs
- Solid Hardwood Frame, Cane Lattice Sides
- One back cushion missing,
- Some damage, super comfy
- On Island:
Call Shona: 0401798869
Or Boyd: 0417991499
|Scotland Island Web Site
in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
here to download
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856
or email: email@example.com
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Mediterranean
cooking - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
/ The Forth 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 email@example.com
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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