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of Pittwater, Australia
Florence Terrace Roadworks Update
Council are planning to rectify the damaged section of Florence Terrace
as well as correcting some minor drainage repairs at the location of
the landslip. We are planning to conduct this repair early next
Due to the very narrow section of roadway and the tight area that is
available for work to take place, we have no option but to close off
this part Florence Terrace for the duration of the repairs (meaning no
vehicles will be able to pass through our job site).
We anticipate the works to last up to two weeks weather permitting.
However we will endeavour to make allowances for pedestrian traffic
around the site whenever possible.
Senior Works Engineer
b: 9970 1346
Florence Terrace Vegetation Collection
Due to the closure of Florence Terrace during the vegetation
collection, material will be collected MONDAY, AUGUST 15.
Could affected residents please place their vegetation, as described in
the waste calendar i.e. bundled and in hard-sided containers on the
roadside by SUNDAY, AUGUST 14.
THIS IS FOR FLORENCE TERRACE RESIDENTS ONLY – OTHER RESIDENTS WILL HAVE
THEIR VEGETATION COLLECTED W/B AUGUST 22 AS SHOWN ON WASTE CALENDAR
Please ensure you follow the guidelines for
types of vegetation acceptable and appropriate bundling of materials. Download the Waste Calendar here.
Curlew Article in Pittwater On-line
attached an article published in the
newsletter. Apologies to photographers and artists for the incorrect
copyright and attribution labels. They were not adhered to.
Within bushland, chooks should be contained on the owner’s property and
not be left to roam in
reduce the biota of the soil micro organisms and native insects within
bushland thus reducing insect species. In addition, chooks forage for
insects and create areas of cleared ground cover which, incrementally,
has a detrimental impact on the health of the bushland system.
On an irregular basis they can eradicate Tradescantia or Wandering Dew
from sites where this is a
Government (General) Regulation 2005 - Schedule 2
Poultry not to be nuisance or health risk:
Poultry not to be kept near certain premises
- Poultry must not be kept under such conditions
as to create a nuisance or to be dangerous or injurious to
- Poultry yards must at all times be kept clean
and free from offensive odours
that are not within 15.2 metres of a dwelling, public hall or school, or
(that is, birds of the species Gallus gallus) or guinea fowls must not
be kept within 4.5 metres (or such greater distance as the
may determine in a particular case) of a dwelling, public
school or premises used for the manufacture, preparation, sale
or storage of food.
- Poultry (other than fowls referred to
in subclause (1) must not be kept within 30 metres of any
referred to in subclause (1)
- The floors of poultry houses must
be paved with concrete or mineral asphalt underneath the
perches. However, this subclause does not apply to poultry houses:
that are situated on clean sand
State Environment Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development
Codes) 2008 Subdivision
- Poultry yards must be so enclosed as to prevent
the escape of poultry.
21 Fowl and poultry houses requirements (effective Jan 01 2011)
It is recommended that you:
- Consult with your neighbours before obtaining
- Do not keep roosters due to likely noise
- Store poultry feed so as not to attract vermin
Bushland Management Officer
9970 1363 or 0417 040 945
from Elizabeth Park article
The Wood collection article posted last week was attributed to
Cass Gye. This was incorrect, the article is from Pittwater Council
Contact Karin Nippard
Bushland Management Officer
9970 1363 or 0417 040 945
Letter to the Editor
Ref; - Deadwood
removal - Counterpoint.
selective removal of only the most combustible materials from the
Island diminishes the fire hazard which in turn reduces the
for backburning (scorched earth policy) and ensures the survival
of the very species mentioned including human
the hollow, rotting material so important to the ecosystem is left as
this is no use for firewood. Standing deadwood open at the top
exposed to the elements and no good for nesting sites.
other tree dwelling creatures have no interest in these as there is an
abundance of living trees full of holes much better suited to their
needs.Standing deadwood also attracts whiteants and who wants to share
their living space with these. As we all know there is an abundance of
European rats on the island and these aided by generations of straying
domestic pets have ensured the annihilation of any native animals at
ground level. Systematic removal of undergrowth including lantana (with
all the right intentions) is instrumental in denying small birds and
mammals protection from predators as they are exposed with nowhere to
hide -- unless we regard being trapped in a hollow log an
Allowing highly combustible fuel to build up
and than burning the entire area to prevent bush fires is like fighting
for peace --- there are no survivors among the very species we are
seeking to protect in such an event .
I love my Greenies but hysteria and extremism are to be condemned. Look
at the big picture guys and consider the options :
remove the most combustible materials or "Nuke" the entire landscape?-
Which do you consider is going to do the most harm??
Ray the Vet.
“Enhancing the Relationship with your
workshop for every parent
What do you want to improve this year?
Imagine deepening the connection & communication you have with
those you love most – your children.
Are you feeling bold enough to go after more HAPPINESS in this lifelong
You will learn to:
- Communicate from a present &
- Create more meaningful time with your child
- Increase the celebration of your child
- Learn how to lessen YOUR button
pushing. (We all say our children intuitively know how
to press our buttons!)
- Decrease your stress at home
- Take home a new set of practical tools
you can use again and again
Click Image to download flyer
Sunday 14th August
This event is part of the Scotland Island Conscious Parenting Day
starting at 9am in the Hall.
The Workshop will start at 2pm, finish at 5pm @ The Scotland Island
Just up from Tennis Wharf Scotland Island
Registration is essential as places are limited
Tanya Costin : 0418 209 956
Oxfam Trailwalker: Friday 26th August
I need your help!
Oxfam TRAILWALKER is arguably the world’s greatest team endurance
you don’t need to physically be a part of this event to make a
significant contribution. After all, it’s not everyone’s cup
tea to walk 100km in 30 hours through rough terrain.
However, I am part of a team who are doing just that and we need your
sponsor me and help raise funds to support the fight against poverty
and injustice. There are so many who are in desperate need, not least
the people of East Africa who are facing desperate food shortages
following the worst drought in 60 years. We’ve committed to raise a
This event started in 1981 as a military
training exercise for the elite Queen’s Gurkha Signals Regiment in Hong
Kong and has since grown into one of the world’s leading team endurance
challenges. Oxfam Trailwalker is a global event, taking place annually
with 15 events in 12 countries.
Please click on the link to donate:-
Thanks for your help!
Cliff Neale (on the top of the island)
Home on Scotland
Island to house-sit or rent for Christmas week 2011
Our big family is flying in from Darwin and Adelaide
House trained, happy and neat.
Gorgeous reliable people to feed your pets, water your plants for a
week over Christmas
Can you help?
Phone Juliette and Guy 99792411
- Dec to Jan 1012
large house in an old High Street in a small town called Amersham, an
oasis of old England 30 miles NW of London, 45 mins on the frequent
trains so no need to hire a car.
The house has 3 double
bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and a single, 2 bathrooms, dining room to seat
10, 12 at a pinch, kitchen, living room and large walled garden. It
would suit a family from Pittwater coming to join family here with not
a lot of space, which is why I am interested in the idea in reverse.
I would be interested in a swap from 15th December 2011 - 15th January
Rental Property Wanted
I am trying
to find a rental property for my father in the local area.
is after a small flat with plenty of light . We would consider a larger
property if a boathouse happens to be available. I live in Church Point
so somewhere on the general vicinity would be ideal.
Private Berth for Rent
residents of the island have a berth in a private marina in
Originally used as a commuter berth, it will take a 20’ -26’
Has underground private parking and security gated access.
Mark & Ivone Smith
YAMAHA 25 HP
four Stroke Outboard Engine
Forward steer, electric start, electric tilt,
complete with throttle controls, steering cables, fuel tank and line,
Very Good Condition $2200 ono
Call 0405 097 424
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Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA)