NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE DUE
works will be carried out at two Island locations as follows:
10 to 18 ROBERTSON
Installation of 70m of
concrete storm water pipes, Installation of 2 inlet pits and 70m of
asphalt dish drain. Installation of water bars across the road.
THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED AT
THIS LOCATION FOR 7 DAYS BEGINNING MONDAY 5 JUNE TO SUNDAY 11 JUNE
THERE WILL BE NO
VEHICULAR ACCESS TO ROBERTSON ROAD NORTH FROM CARGO; PEDESTRIAN ACCESS
WILL BE AVAILABLE – RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO ACCESS ALL LOCATIONS VIA
SOUTH FROM CARGO
TERRACE & KEVIN AVENUE, ABOVE TENNIS WHARF:
Installation of an inlet
pit, asphalt dish drain and replacement of the existing broken concrete
dish drain with a reinforced concrete dish drain. Installation of 3
water bars across the road.
THERE WILL BE MINIMAL
IMPACT TO ACCESS AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE WORKS
ROADWORKS LOCATION MAP
2 UPDATED JUNE 2017 – SITE
1 AND SITE 2
Queries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 4 June 9am -12pm
Shed Dinner - Paella Fiesta
June 17 from 7pm
The Salvation Army Red
Between Monday 22 May and Sunday 4 June a volunteer collector will
knock on your door seeking a donation for the 2017 Salvation Army Red
Your donation will ensure The Salvation Army can continue providing
HOPE to the homeless in our community.
Volunteers will be wearing an identification badge and will give you a
receipt for your donation.
0410 007 501
Young Musicians Invitation
For a Winter Concert on
Sunday June 25
Dear Young Musicians,
You will all remember the wonderful concert that we had on 11 December
last year. It was such a success that many people asked if we would do
So we are planning a winter concert for Sunday, 25 June at 1.00 – 3.00
pm in the Scotland Island Community Hall. This will enable people who
wish to go to the Church Point music to get there in time.
We would love to welcome back the musicians who played last time and,
of course, some new faces and instruments. Maybe you can perform
something that is somehow associated with a winter theme.
Again, we will ask for a gold coin donation and a small plate of food
for afternoon tea. If we have anyone who would like to be a compere,
please let us know.
Please contact Robyn Iredale (email@example.com)
or David Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by 20 June if you would like to play or sing or dance, etc. Also, give
us a list of what you intend to perform and we will put together the
Robyn and David
As you might know, former Pittwater councillor Bob Grace has been
working on a community campaign to protect the area into the future.
crowd-funding campaign, which went live at 1pm Tuesday.
The campaign, run by the community association Protect Pittwater, aims
to raise money for legal action to restore Pittwater Council and we
hope you will be able to help us.
Our initial goal is to raise $10,000. Any amount donated - however
large or small - will help.
Bob – a retired barrister - says that's enough for legal advice and a
statement of claim to get us into court.
Any money not used for legal costs will be put towards an ongoing
campaign to protect the environment and character of the Pittwater area.
Please take a look at the crowd-funding page for more details:
New Ferry Service
To Connect East & West Southern Pittwater Wharves
Seeks Community Feedback
Taylor Booth, son of former Olympian Mitch Booth, has an idea he’d like
the community to provide some feedback on – a long-weekend Ferry
Service to connect the west and east bays of Pittwater that revisits
some historic former Pittwater ferry runs.
The proposed standalone service will operate in and out of Newport
Wharf and service Rowland Reserve, Church Point, Scotland Island,
Elvina Bay, Morning Bay, Paradise Beach, Taylors Point, Saltpan and the
The timetable will run on Friday from 1200, Saturday 1200 and Sunday
12.00 to 20.00 providing a reliable and handy travel option to the
public connecting these southern Pittwater wharves with west to east
options and a means for visitors to get to the Pittwater YHA from
Newport or those working on the Oceanside to get home to Church Point.
Those who peruse out history features would know some of these wharves
were once part of the ferry (or earlier steamers) runs in Pittwater and
meant both sides of the estuary were accessible without having to go
near a road. In fact, when most Pittwater roads were dusty tracks they
were the only option to access these places.
"For the past year I have been seeking approval from the NSW Government
to operate a ferry service on the Northern Beaches of Sydney in
At this stage all attempts to get this service underway have fallen on
deaf ears by ministers and decision makers alike." Taylor explained
"However, as the proposal is still formally pending, there is still
hope and with the community's support and help then who knows?"
The schedule Taylor has mapped claims won't clash with the existing
services being provided by the Church Point Ferry Service and would
even work in to enable those who want to visit Newport or Avalon from
the western shores with a connecting service.
"The benefits of the proposed service are endless. " Taylor explains,
listing these as those he has identified:
1. Give another parking option for offshore residents of Pittwater and
open up the abundance of parking space at Rowland Reserve.
2. Reduce parking congestion at Church Point, Newport and other problem
3. Connection to and from the L90 bus that stops at Newport.
4. Giving residents of Clareville and surrounding suburbs a public
transport service that doesn't really exist except the bus into Avalon.
5. Safe and affordable travel to and from The Newport and RMYC.
6. Reducing the amount of drink driving on the water during the weekend.
7. Reducing the amount of cars on local roads.
Taylor has set up a petition to gauge community feedback.
"The goal is to get to 1000 signatures and present this to both the
Secretary of Transport NSW and the Minister for Transport in the hope
they may then listen to the local community’s needs." Taylor stated.
Additional information about this ferry service can be obtained by
contacting Taylor at email@example.com (email).
The petition is available here while the Newport Ferry Service facebook page will post
updates when and as they occur.
Source: Pittwater Online News
May 28 - June 3, 2017: Issue 314
Church Point Boardwalk Extended
Northern Beaches Council is proposing to extend the new boardwalk at
Church Point to improve access and safety, and to provide an
uninterrupted connection through to Mona Vale.
Council Administrator Dick Persson AM said the project had been mooted
for some time but the previous Pittwater Council did not have the
resources to fund it.
“With the amalgamated Northern Beaches Council we finally have an
opportunity to build this much-needed community facility.
“The extended boardwalk will complete the Church Point upgrade and
better connect Church Point with Mona Vale,” Mr Persson said.
The extended boardwalk will integrate the existing café to Thomas
Stephens Reserve to provide a safer connection to the new, larger
carpark and commuter wharf, removing a dangerous pinch point.
The request for funding came through a consolidated submission from the
local resident associations representing the precinct, including
Bayview and Church Point Residents Association, Church Point Friends,
Scotland Island Residents Association and the West Pittwater Community
Bayview/Church Point Residents Association President Rob Conroy said
they were very pleased.
“This will make the foreshore much more accessible and thanks to the
extra funding, this extension will help connect the whole area. It will
make a lot of people very happy.”
Other key features of the Church Point upgrade include a new seawall,
boardwalk and 120 space carpark, associated pedestrian and other safety
improvements and a realignment of McCarrs Creek Road between the
café/general store and Rostrevor Reserve.
“The community can be assured that this $10 million upgrade is on track
and will deliver a new and improved amenity for locals and visitors to
enjoy as well as a much-needed parking solution for our offshore
residents,” Mr Persson said
Council has sought $900,000 in the 2018 Budget for the project, which
will be tabled at an Extraordinary General Meeting of Council on
Wednesday 3 May.
The project is due to be completed by mid 2018, weather permitting.
Fiona Higgins Author Talk
Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Glen Street Library
Cnr Glen Street,
Belrose NSW 2085
Join bestselling Northern Beaches author Fiona Higgins as she discusses
her novels Fearless, The Mothers’ Group and Wife On The Run.
Afterwards, join us for Q & A and have your book signed by Fiona.
Books will be available for purchase on the night.
Reserve a book by Fiona Higgins.
Let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.
Reserve a book by Fiona Higgins.
Don’t want to miss a thing? Subscribe here to the library events mailing list to find
out about upcoming events.
Enquires: 9942 2449.
Let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.
Date: 24 & 25 June 2017
Waste matters. CleanOut your household chemicals the
Drop your household chemicals off for FREE. Saturday 24
and Sunday 25 June
The safe way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is
at a Household Chemical CleanOut event which are held across NSW on
specified dates. CleanOut is a free service for the safe disposal of a
range of household chemicals that could cause harm to human health and
the environment if they are not disposed of correctly.
Drop off these materials:
Venue: Mona Vale
Beach car park, Surfview Rd, Mona Vale.
- Solvents and household cleaners
- Floor care products
- Ammonia based cleaners
- Fluorescent globes and tubes
- Car batteries
- Motor oils, fuels and fluids
- Paint and paint related products
- Pesticides and herbicides poisons
- Gas bottles
- Fire extinguishers
- Pool chemicals
- Hobby chemicals
- Acids and alkalis
Environment Line ph 131 555
See more at:
Source: West Pittwater Community Association
If Islanders follow the local weather on http://scotise.pittwaterweather.com/
they may have noticed that the rain readings have been low compared to
their general observations.
We discovered that the rain gauge component of the weather station was
full of dirt. Hopefully it will be providing more accurate readings now
that we've cleaned it out.
June 2017 Bookings
Church Point Cafe -
Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
June 04: Bec Jenson :
Jenson is back at the Co-Op Club and we’re so happy about that because
if you caught her show in March you will know that she tore the place
up with great songs and a great band that had everyone up dancing. She
is a fantastic Australian singer/guitarist partly because she is the
daughter of one of Australia’s great singers, Shauna Jenson who is an
ex northern beaches gal.
Bec will be joining us at the Co-Op club with a fine band playing some
soulful tunes, some that she’s written and some by other artists.
June 11: Sly Dogs :
The Sly Dogs are back at the Co-Op Club with their own brand of blues,
pop and soul with special guest as always.
A crowd favourite.
June 18: Katye Lush :
Kate Lush is taking off into a whole new stratosphere
right now. The Aust Blues Chain Award winner is in creative overdrive,
turning out a #1 album last year & rocking festival stages &
venues all over Australia. Here she is again touring her brand new
album LET IT FLY with her unmistakable soulful grit, that red hot band
& some great new original songs (one of which hit the U.S IAMA’S
Song writing Awards finalist list)
Don’t miss this one folks!
June 25: Wendy Mathews :
Wendy Matthews needs no introduction to most of you as she is one of
the greatest voices in Australia. Originally from Montreal Canada,
Wendy joined her first band and left home as a teenager, busking her
way across the USA to Los Angeles where she met Glenn Shorrock who
invited her to tour with him in Australia in 1982. The rest is history.
She’s worked with a who’s who in Australian music but it was after
touring with the band Absent Friends that she recorded her first solo
album Émigré which went double platinum and spawned the hits Token
Angels, Let’s Kiss and Woman’s Gotta Have It which earned Wendy the
best Female artist and best Debut single with Token Angels at the 1990
ARIA AWARDS. She was also voted best female singer in the 1990 Rolling
Stone Reader’s Poll.
This was followed by the multi-Platinum album Lily which sold over
500,000 albums and contained the highest selling single of 1993 and
single of the year. The Day You Went Away We are very pleased to
present Wendy and her band playing all of her classic songs in a
special 90 minute show.
Tickets are just $30.
Get in quick so you don’t miss this very special artist for one show
only at the Co-Op Club.
is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793www.facebook.com/thecoopclubchurchpointwww.waterfrontstore.com.au
Island Based Domestic
I now have spaces to take on a few new clients for weekly, fortnightly
or monthly house cleans on the Island or Western Foreshores.
Please get in touch.
Invoice / ABN provided.
Annie Hurn - 0410 688 008
A Mac Consultant
could use a Mac-savy, Microsoft Outlook tech to help me get Outlook
glitches fixed and to sort out the mess that is my iPhoto file, both on
the Mac Air and the iPhone.
91 Florence Trce, Scotland Island
0408 689 733
Pittwater YHA Housekeeper
Housekeeper required @ Pittwater YHA (see
Possible additional hours and other related hostel tasks.
Please apply by email with resume.
Managers Sarah Polomka & Michael Doherty
Contact: Michael 0414 983 488
p: (02) 9999 5748 (8-10 am and 5-8 pm)
Have your groceries
delivered through your door!
FACT: It costs you
approximately $70 (inc. time) to do your Island shop.
FACT: That equates to 7 Woolworths boxes, a very large family
Make this money work for you, instead of you working and still spending
To avail yourself of this money-saving service, send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us on 0419460331.
WE have been operating on Scotland Island for 30 years, employing local
Free yourselves of the drudge of shopping and paying for the privilege,
and have it dlivered through your door.
WE look forward to hearing from you soon.
I lost my car/house keys at either Church Point, Cargo Wharf or on the
way to my house behind Yamba.
Not sure exactly when, I think it was over the last couple of days.
Please contact Ant on 0415 846 172 if you have found them.
The Local Guide
|Scotland Island Web Site
go to the Calendar
|Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page
||click to go to Page
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
|Scotland Island Residents
Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Island Emergency Non-potable Water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map & Contacts
Island & Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Long Day Care at The Scotland Island Kindy,
Catherine Park, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am till walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry till
Vacation Care, Parents Group on Mondays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 0431 125 142/02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
|Scotland Island Community Hall
Labram M: 0473008339 or email@example.com
Pittwater Online News - http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
|Tick Fact Sheet
Waitlist (Tennis User Group) - Application Form
Services, Clubs & Accommodation
Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406 483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils,
acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email
Island Players - contact Bob 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @
Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994
Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891,
Airlines, Buses and Railways
Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
for Sydney (128k circle)
Emergency Contact Numbers
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
|Police Assistance Line
||13 1444 or 9281 0000
|Broken Bay Water Police
||9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
| Scotland Island Rural Fire
Bay Rural Fire Service
Bay Rural Fire Service
Beach Rural Fire Service
Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills
|NSW Fire Service General
Information 9265 2999
|Rural Fire Service General
|State Emergency Service,
||13 25 00 9486 3399
|National Parks & Wildlife
Service: 000, general information
|Dept of Community Services:
||131 388, (ah) 131 909
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