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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
January 22,  2013
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Towlers Bay Fire Update

Advice - Towlers Bay Fire (Pittwater LGA) 22/01/13 08:51
Posted: 22/01/2013

A bush fire, believed to have started by lightning on Friday afternoon in the Ku-ring-gai National Park in the West Head area, has been contained.

Current Information

The fire is burning within containment lines on West Head Road between the Salvation and Challenger Tracks and on the eastern side of West Head Road between the Towlers Bay Track and Bairne Track.

Fire fighters, support by aircraft, will be undertaking back burning operations today to consolidate and strengthen current containment lines.

There is no threat to properties, however significant amounts of smoke may be visible from the Central Coast, Northern Suburbs, across the Northern Beaches as well as smoke drifting towards west and south west sydney.

See a prediction of the smoke drift for today - Smoke Plume Model

The West Head Peninsula in the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park is closed to visitors. Those wishing to visit the area should monitor the National Parks and Wildlife website for updates - National Parks & Wildlife Service visitor website.


Be aware of conditions in the area in case the situation changes. Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

NSW RFS Bush fire Information Line – 1800 679 737

Towlers Bay Fire Photos
by Iain Smale

If anyone has photos of this incident that they would like to contribute to our on-line photo gallery please send to editor@scotlandisland.org.au

Please leave the images as large as possible when you send them to me.


Remember for the most up-to-date information about NSW fires go to the NSW RFS website at


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Petrol Tanks Stolen

There has been a spate of thefts of petrol tanks from commuter boats on the island over the last few days. Also there has also been some tampering with electric start boats.
All boat owners should ensure that their fuel tanks are chained so as to deter any would be thieves.
Water Police have been informed of the situation and are on the look out for the culprits.
Any one who thinks they might be able to help with information to catch these people should get in touch with Water Police at Holmeport Marina.

Colin Haskell
Tennis Court Pontoon Coordinator 

WPYC Putt Putt Race
Treharnes Cove Sunday 27, Jan....


New Arrival  Baby
Clea and Garrett Sherman are pleased to announce the arrival of their son Rafferty David Mitchell Sherman, on Jan 14 at Mona Vale Hospital. Birth weight 3.6 kilos.

Mother and bub are home now and doing well and would like to thank the amazing staff at the hospital and everyone on and around the island who has been so helpful during Clea's pregnancy, we all feel so lucky to be part of this community.

House sitter
Wondering if anyone out there is looking for a house sitter from Feb through to April??

I am a mature age school teacher looking to take some time off in a tranquil environment so I can be closer to my daughter who lives on the northern beaches.  At this time she needs some extra support. She may or may not join me.

I have been teaching in Arnhem Land for the last few years and have my own home in Darwin which is leased out until April.
So…if you feel like discussing things further, please do.
I can be contacted on 0487589244 or deblor57@hotmail.com

Deb Lorenz  0487599244

House sitting
A working professional couple in their 40's offering to house sit for a minimum of 6 months.
We love pets and are very 'handy' at general repairs.
We are responsible, tidy and have many references available.
Please contact 0432 867 119 or email: 2012cp@gmail.com

Marianne and Chad

Commuter Boat for Sale
(owners moving overseas) boatad
3.7 metre Aluminum runabout for sale
Suzuki 15hp engine with fuel filter
Protective bar around engine
25 litre fuel tank with spare 20 litre tank
Solar panel
Bilge pump with float switch
Navigation lights
Registered to Sept 2013
Berthed in Newport and was on private jetty at Little Lovett
6 lifejackets - two new ones used for night commuting
Boat hook and fender

Price $2,700
Contact Tony 0403 190 335

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