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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

July 19 2020

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia




NBN Construction Update

On Monday 20th NBN will be mobilising to the island to start the first phase of works.

There will be minimal or no distribution to any residents throughout this time.

Plan of scheduled worksplan
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Community Update for Scotland Island Energy
Reliability Project.

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Fox Baiting Notice

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s/ejectors) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program is continuous and ongoing for the protection of threatened species.

This notification is for the period 1 August 2020 to 31 January 2021 at the following locations
  • Garigal National Park
  • Lane Cove National Park (baits only, no ejectors are used in Lane Cove National Park)
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Sydney Harbour National Park – North Head (including the Quarantine Station), Dobroyd Head, Chowder Head & Bradleys Head managed by the NPWS
  • The North Head Sanctuary and former School of Artillery managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
  • The Australian Institute of Police Management, North Head


All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the local NPWS office on:
NPWS Sydney North (Middle Head) Area office: 8968 6300
NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) Area office: 9451 3479
NPWS North West Sydney (Lane Cove NP) Area office: 8448 0400
NPWS after-hours Duty officer service: 1300 056 294
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust: 8969 2167

PO Box A290 Sydney South NSW 1235
Level 15, 59-61 Goulburn Street Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9995 5000 Fax: (02) 9995 5399
ABN 20 770 707 468

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