2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR
Winner & Dog Race images
Christmas Lunch Images
Service Fares 2014
Island Players Reading
Local Contact Guide
a full version of this months image ready for
printing, just click on the image.
You can contact
Gwyn Perkins by email at email@example.com
Sassy takes out the
coveted Island Trophy
Sassy and Ruth
Sassy Gaines, winner of
the 2013 Scotland Island Dog Race.
Sassy is a 5-year veteran of the race and her race strategy finally
paid off this year.
She is a 7 year old rescue labrador retriever who LOVES to swim.
Scotland Island Dog Race Images
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the Offshore Gallery
Images by June Lahm
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Images by June Lahm
Rural Fire Brigade Christmas Lunch
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more at the Offshore Gallery
Images by Phillippa Thomas
A short time-lapse video
Christmas Dinner 2013.
It has been a busy year for the SIRA Committee and residents. A
considerable amount of work has been done to advocate for the community
and achieve some common goals.
SIRA will continue to work with Council on current projects: the Church
Point Plan of Management, the Roads/Drainage/Stormwater Masterplans and
management of Leahvera Reserve/Cargo Wharf to include a Traffic
The introduction by Council and URM of new waste skips at public
wharves and collection methods for General and Vegetation material will
hopefully see an improvement to Island waste management practices.
The Communications Sub-Committee is busy working on a new improved
design for the SIRA website and we hope this will go live within the
next couple of months.
The SIRA AGM will be held on February 23 and nomination forms will be
available for residents to put forward anyone who wishes to be a
candidate for election.
The SIRA Committee wishes to thank all those who participated
during the year and wishes all residents a Happy and Prosperous New
On Monday, December 16, Pittwater Council voted to move forward with
Option 2, as recommended in the report to Council on December 2 (see
Here are links to all Council documents for those who may have missed
the whole saga! Report, Report minutes, Motion, Motion minutes
Congratulations go to Pittwater Council for making such a decision,
indeed any decision, which has been a long 20 years and more process
with many conflicting stakeholder views.
- That based on the comparison and evaluation of
carpark options including Triple Bottom Line Assessment as detailed in
this report along with the analysis of the submissions received and the
intent of the adopted Plan of Management, that Option 2 – the single
deck carpark that provides scope for 120 car spaces - be adopted as the
carpark layout to take forward for Precinct 1 at Church Point.
- That Council apply to the State Government for LIRS
funding for this project. Should the LIRS funding be unsuccessful, a
further report to be provided to Council on funding and user pays
- That a further report be presented on transport
options, resident parking scheme, availability of parking stickers and
other mechanisms to reduce parking demand at Church Point for
consideration by Council.
- That the Design Group be thanked for its assistance
in this process.
- That a detailed Review of Environmental Factors and
Part V Assessment be undertaken for Option 2 and reported to Council
prior to physical commencement of the project.
- That Council give consideration to calling the
walkway the “Ian Souter Walkway”.
Forward - What Next?
- 1. Council’s implementation of the
components of the motion
- 2. For those who have opposed this
will accept the decision and move forward, and
will continue to oppose it
The Offshore Survey clearly indicated a majority community preference
for the successful Option and the SIRA Committee has worked to support
the majority view. There has been a long and, at times,
acrimonious debate over this issue but, now that a decision has finally
been made, it is time to come together again as a community and put
past divisions behind us. Whatever personal views one may have, we have
other challenges ahead of us and we need to work together as a
community to address them.
There are two areas where opportunities exist for broader community
input during implementation of the decision on Church Point, including
joint Onshore and Offshore participation:
SIRA will be seeking to encourage all community members to become
involved in these activities.
- The report on strategies for reducing parking demand
- The fine details of the design and aesthetics of the
deck and surrounds
Finally, just before
Christmas the NSW Land and Environment Court, refused the Pasadena DA
and dismissed the Appeal. All we can say is …
watch this space….!
UPDATE – DA REFUSED, APPEAL DISMISSED
On December 24, the Land and Environment Court handed down its decision
on the Pasadena DA.
Here is a link to the full case document: LINK
- The appeal is dismissed.
- Development Application No. N0021/13 for alterations
and additions to an existing building for continued use as a
restaurant, cafe, motel and retail shop is refused.
- The exhibits, other than exhibits 10, A and D, are
Keep your eyes peeled for any future information as it comes to hand!!
Church Point Ferry
Service - Fares 2014
to download flyer
The Chelsea Lane
4th January from 4-7pm
Chelsea Lane Gallery in Avalon features new work every month from
artists of the northern beaches including Eunice McAllister.
If you're looking for something to do this school holidays, the January
show opens Saturday, 4th January from 4-7pm although the work can be
viewed from 2nd January".
Scotland Island Players
Reading, Tuesday, Jan 21, COMMUNITY HALL, 8pm
Tuesday, Jan 21, COMMUNITY hall, 8pm
Play reading for production later in 2014.
All female cast in 'THE ISLAND LADIES SWIMMING TEAM'
If you can't make it then, but are still interested, call
BOB on 0414994 092
TO GET WHARF UPGRADE
The wharf at Queen Street Newport will receive an upgrade through
Council’s major works program during January, with work expected to be
completed by early February.
The wharf will be closed for approximately one month while upgrading
works are undertaken , during which time commuter vessels will need to
use other public wharves such as Rowland Reserve, Bayview and Church
Council’s Reserves and Recreation Manager Les Munn said the upgrade
would involve the removal of the old wharf and construction of a new
wharf and steps.
“The upgrade has been planned during January in order for work to be
completed before school resumes in February,” he said.
“There are a large number of school students who commute from our
western foreshores, so council will endeavour to have the upgrade
completed by 2 February.”
Mr Munn said that if wet weather held up construction the Council would
provide a shuttle bus service for those offshore students affected by
“If needed the shuttle will take children to and from Newport Public
School directly to Church Point wharf in the mornings and
In addition to the work being carried out by the Council, Rowell Marine
will also be installing a pontoon and ramp to the new wharf as a
community benefit project.
“This initiative will provide additional access for recreational boats
wishing to use Newport wharf,” added Mr Munn.
For further information about Council’s planned upgrade to Newport
Wharf visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/council/major_projects
Media contacts: John Berry Pittwater Council
Ph: 9970 1370
This notification is
relevant to all the Newport Public School kids utilising the ferry
service to school and back again..
Works are expected to be completed prior to return to school after the
summer holidays and school ferry service should run as normal.
However, if due to unforeseen circumstances these works are not
completed, ferry service will be unable to use Newport wharf but
Council will ensure there is a shuttle bus service for the children
from Church Point to Newport Public School and again after school from
Newport Public School back to Church Point.
As we receive progress updates we will advise via PON.
0450 444 100
4 Jan 10-4pm
Moving out and trying to cram two homes into one.... we have bargains
and give aways galore......
Heaps of toys, games and books for kids all ages
Kitchen appliances, crockery and heaps of of other stuff
Miscellaneous Furniture items etc
Nikki''s place - 69 Thompson Street - walk up the hill from Carols and
turn left onto Thompson Street.
Orange house 2nd on left
to good home
5 mattresses and 2 bed bases - take 1 or the lot. (there are another 2
mattresses not in this picture)
Also kitchen hutch
- it's a lovely piece and would look good with some TLC but just isn't
fitting in with our plans
It may need some removing as its bolted on to the wall. Cost $1.
Pick up only before Jan 5 from the Swiss Chalet at Elvina Bay.
Call Reggie 0403397060
Freezer for Sale
Centrex chest freezer for
bought $450, sell $150
- 200L capacity
- great condition
Deb 0418 842 300
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Tuesday evening
& Saturday morning 0402 752465 email@example.com
/ The Fourth 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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, email@example.com
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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