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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

- July 2008 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 9, Issue 335 July 2008     



Pittwater Council agreed this week to trial a car share scheme for the residents of Scotland Island, as part of the Church Point draft plan of management.

The scheme, which was proposed by a group of the Islands’ residents, is designed to reduce the number of cars permanently parked at Church Point Reserve.

To date, 58 resident householders have registered to join the scheme, with 22 of the residents saying that if the trial proved to be a success, they would dispose of a vehicle or not buy another one.

As part of the scheme, residents have asked Pittwater Council to provide two designated parking spots.

General Manager Mark Ferguson said that if the trial worked well, the Council would consider expanding the number of parking spaces for car share vehicles to ten.

At its meeting on Monday night, the Council also endorsed a broader plan for the Church Point area, which will now go on public exhibition for comment for six weeks.

The draft plan of management sets out a future vision for the Church Point area, including a new relocated public wharf and expanded deck, an upgraded retail centre at the area known as ‘The Point’, extended public reserve areas and landscaping, improvements to Thomas Stevens Reserve, a new boat tie-up facility, realignment of McCarrs Creek Road to include a new parking area for up to 100 cars and a new boardwalk to connect the eastern end of Church Point Reserve with the Ross Trevor Reserve.

Mr Ferguson said the draft plan had been developed after extensive negotiations with the community, involving more than 25 meetings in the past 18 months.

“We hope the plan can encompass all the competing needs of local and offshore residents, as well as business owners in the area”, he said.

To view the plan of management visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/Documents_On_Exhibition or Pittwater Council’s customer service centres at 1 Park Street Mona Vale and 59A Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon. The plan will be on exhibition from Saturday 26 July and open for comment until 6 September.



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