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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

March 15, 2017

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater

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Recently SIRA and WPCA representatives have met with representatives of Ausgrid to listen to their plans and ideas regarding the Scotland Island and West Pittwater reliability project that is currently underway.

We were impressed with the amount of work that is being undertaken and the range of options Ausgrid is looking at. We were also told that the project has a high profile within the organisation and we therefore encourage that our community approaches the subject with a positive and open mind. The options under investigation range from additional submarine cabling to community solar and battery storage.

To read in detail about the project: click here

You may have received a letter and paper copy of a survey in your P.O Box. We are happy to let you know that there is also an online version of the survey. We encourage every one to fill this out. The more survey responses, the better the solution can be tailored to our needs.


There are other methods of completing the survey:

  •     Printed survey in your P.O. Box: A printed copy of the survey which can be posted to the address above, or scanned and emailed to majorprojects@ausgrid.com.au
  •     PDF survey – download and print copy of the survey which can be posted to the address above, or scanned and emailed to majorprojects@ausgrid.com.au
  •     phone survey – you can phone the project office on 1800 604 765 to provide feedback or ask questions
  •     community drop in session –we plan to be at Church Point (details below) to answer any questions about the survey and the proposal on Friday 17 March.

Come to our community drop in session!

Representatives of the project team will be available to answer questions and collect your comments and feedback, see details below. Please drop by at any time, light refreshments will be provided.
  • Date: Friday 17 March

  • Time: 3pm to 6pm

  • Location: The Waterfront Café, Church Point

The feedback currently being requested, will assist Ausgrid confirm the feasibility of several options being assessed. Ausgrid will present these options for further comment at local community sessions planned for mid-2017. A summary of community feedback received and how it has been considered, will also be prepared and published on the project web page.

We thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, which is requested by Friday 24 March 2017.
If you have any inquiries you are welcome to contact us at any time by phoning 1800 604 765 or by emailing majorprojects@ausgrid.com.au


Sunday March 19 - 11.00am

West Pittwater Fire Shed - Elvina Bay


New Kindy Opening Hours

Due to high demand we have extended our Island Kindy opening hours.

New opening hours. 7am to 6:30pm

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


For more information please contact us on siocscommittee@gmail.com
or check out our Kindy Poster


Wine Tasting

SUNDAY MARCH 26th 2017

All the Wine that's fit to Drink :)

Here are the details:

DATE: Sunday 26th March 2017
TIME: 3pm
PLACE: Alan & Ruth Gaines, “Shiraz” Florence Terrace, Scotland Island.

Remember: No money changes hands! The committee are not paid. The host is not paid. The organisers at the highest level are not paid. This means you get quality wine at the lowest possible price. You can have it delivered to the PO at Church Point or pick it up to avoid the cost of postage.

Those of your hard working committee who still have a house, even those whose home may have been blown away in the recent storm will be there. The wine must keep flowing.


  •     2 seater and 3 seater sofa – with inbuild bed
  •     Another 3 seater
  •     Desk 150 cm
  •     Exercise machine – make an offer
  •     ½ size violin and case $50
sofa 2
v desk

Call Hubert 0439 404 238

New Timetable Elvina Bay Bootcamp

Elvina Bay Bootcamp 1st Session FREE Trial


Join our Great Fun Fitness team… All Fitness Levels Welcome!
  • Mondays  @ 6:30am
  • Thursdays @ 6:30am & 8:30am
  • Elvina Bay Park, near Fire shed
  • 45min
  • Andy Derijk 0418 613 890
  • 1st session FREE Trial then just $20 per class J
Andy Derijk
Master Trainer
Fitter Forever Personal Training
0418 613 890

Maths Tutor Wanted

YR 7 and YR 10

Contact Shane 0413 514 825

For Sale

  • Gyproc 9mm, 3000 x 1240. 4 full sheets and 1 partially cut sheet (amounts to nearly a full sheet again).  A$ 50.
  • Miele in-built (fully integrated) fridge, working order:  1400 h  x 560w  x  570d, fits into 600 x 600 cupboard. A$ 50
  • Fitting white polyurethane door (only 2 years old!) with SS handle A$ 50
  • Miele washing machine Novotronic 828, very good working condition, has no top lid, as it was part of stacked dryer/ washing machine set, needs a benchtop, A$ 250
  • Freedom Lamp shade natural white, very good condition, 510 mm diameter x 280mm h, A$ 25 (see photos for pattern and shape)

All items pick up at 53 Robertson Road, Scotland Island (have a jetty)
Call Andrea on 0414922199/ 99995828, e: andrea@novaliving.com.au

Attention Piano Players..piano

Who would like to have the free use of this 1929 Bechstein Piano in return for having to play it and look after it?

I am looking for a home for my piano until I find a place to live where it will fit.

Loan offer for at least a year.

Piano loving attitude essential!

Call Hubert 0439 404 238


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 http://www.westpittwater.com.au/Contact/join-the-wpca

Archived Newsletters

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.

The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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