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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

August 1, 2017

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 18, Issue 983


Scotland Island General Clear Out

Monday, August 7

General, White goods & Metals


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The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres (3m x 1m x 1m)


  • Computers & TV's
  • Asbestos, batteries and household chemicals
  • Building materials – wall linings, gyprock, studs, timber beams, tiles, concrete
  • Car, motor and boat parts, rubber tyres – rims are accepted
  • Food, full gas bottles (open valve), glass including windows, panes, mirrors, panels, shower screens, picture frames, liquid paints, oils, fuel, soil, earth, fill, bricks
  • Recyclable materials – paper and cardboard, soiled wrappings, vegetation, plants

·                 Asbestos is extremely hazardous to everyone’s health.   This includes what is known as “fibro” which is an asbestos based product.
        URM is legally bound and reserves the right to close down the collection should any asbestos be found thrown out for the Clear Out

Unacceptable Items will not be collected – please remove from roadside


  • Appliances such as stoves and fridges – remove doors; frames with glass removed – break glass into newspaper, wrap securely and put in household garbage
  • Paint tins and fuel containers – with the lid off and no liquid
  • Manageable quantities of: delivery pallets, wooden stairs, decking, gates, fencing, guttering, down piping, iron sheets and water tanks – cut down to 1.2 metre lengths and able to be lifted by one person; nails must not stick out – please hammer down; hot water systems – emptied
  • Metals to be kept separate, where possible, to be taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and re-use
    • Place metals in a separate pile to other general clean up materials

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Pasta Night at the next Fire Shed Dinner

Saturday 12th August from 6.30


Pittwater YHA Murals By World Renowned Muralist

Kim Polomka


These wonderful murals have been created by Australian Kim Polomka  BFA  F.R.S.A.S.A Fine Art Painter, Public Muralist

Pittwater YHA 50 years 1967-2017


Pittwater YHA is celebrating the 50 years 1967-2017 as a YHA on the Morning Bay hillside.
November 19th 2017 is the celebration day. The mural project is part of those celebrations.

You can get involved prior to that though as they're having their August Bushcare Weekend

25 - 27 August


Additional Source: http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/pittwater-yha-murals-for-50th-by-kim-polomka.php



West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade would like acknowledge  the recent achievements of our volunteer firefighters:


Recently Qualified Bush Fire Fighters (BF)
Congratulations to our newest members.
Andrew Woodward
Anthony Mills
Ben Van Steele
Declan Springthorpe
Justin Mills

CABA Certification - (BAO Breathing Apparatus Operator)
Congratulations to Sally-Anne Gaunt on achieving her CABA certification- one of the most physically and mentally challenging RFS Courses.

Congratulations also to the following people:
Village Firefighter Certification (VF)
Wayne Lazarides

Chainsaw Certification (TFT)

Jon Matthews
Paddy Broughton
Roy Atkins (Re-cert)

Rural Fire Driver Certification (RFD)
Wayne Lazarides

Special thanks should also go to Melinda Broughton, Kylie Stackhouse, David Lambert and all the the RFS trainers and helpers for their commitment and diligence in helping to train and prepare members of the Brigade.

Congratulations to all and to those who have supported you. We always encourage our members to apply for new courses, challenge themselves and increase their skills.

Andrew Cutler  
Captain - West Pittwater RFB



Fundraiser for Marty Campbell

Friday 6 October from 5.30-6pm

Marty has been selected again for the 2018 Special Olympics national games in Adelaide.

He needs to raise $3000 towards the cost.

Mary Romeo has very kindly offered to host another fundraising evening at The Waterfront Restaurant on Friday 6 October from 5.30-6pm.

Purchase own food and drinks and there will be music, dancing, auction and raffle.

Geoff and Tina are helping with the organisation so if you can something to auction or raffle, please let them know.

All welcome. $10 for adults. Children free.

Please put it in your diaries.


Candidates To Speak To Electors

Media Release – Pittwater Forever

Community umbrella group Pittwater Forever, representing 18 community groups and their members, today confirmed details of two public information sessions for the local government elections being held in the northern beaches on 9 September.

Chairman Craig Boaden confirmed that:
“Pittwater Forever will host an evening session at which candidates in the Pittwater Ward can address electors directly. This session will take place from 6.30pm on Tuesday 29 August in the Mona Vale Memorial Hall.”

“This will be followed by a session for candidates in the Narrabeen Ward on Tuesday 5 September, again from 6.30pm in the Mona Vale Memorial Hall.”

Pittwater Forever will invite all candidates seeking election to council from these two Wards to make brief presentations of their policies, and to answer questions from the floor.

“These two public information sessions will give candidates an opportunity to inform electors about their policies, and electors a chance to hear from candidates before polling day on 9 September”, said Mr Boaden.

“It’s one of Pittwater Forever’s contributions to local democracy. “

“Through our member community groups, we will also facilitate recruiting volunteers to help independent candidates with things like leafletting, and handing out How to Vote cards at pre-poll and polling stations”.





Northern Beaches Council Unveils New Identity

Northern Beaches Council has revealed its new visual identity, after six months of broad-scale community consultation and research.

Northern Beaches Council Chief Executive Officer Mark Ferguson said the new identity embodies a shared vision from deep within the local community.

“Our new identity was developed by the community for the community and echoes the charm and extraordinary nature of the Northern Beaches.

Love for the natural environment, vibrant and thriving villages and collaborative community were common themes that shined through each step of the process.

“It speaks about everything we are and brings everybody together,” said resident Lorrie Morgan.

Some 2000 local representatives including residents, businesses, Indigenous representatives, a community advisory panel, staff, members of the Implementation Advisory Group (IAG) and Local Representative Committee (LRC) participated and provided insights during extensive workshops, interviews, pop-ups and online exercises.

“We were really listened to and the designs, they are fantastic concepts that represent everything we’re about - the movement, the friendliness of what we are. It represents us!” said local Penny Philpott.

Reflecting on the consultation and end result, Implementation Advisory Group Chairperson Jean Hay says, “It has certainly paid off and we’ve now ended up with something which is really unique and represents the Northern Beaches.”

As a newly merged Council, it is essential that the identity accurately reflects the community’s shared vision.

“By evolving the Northern Beaches identity in such close consultation with our community the end result is both authentic and spectacular.”

“Our goal, from start to finish, was for the community to create something that echoes the heartbeat of the Northern Beaches and reflects their great pride and sense of self. We also wanted to create something that inspires future success for Council and our community,” Mr Ferguson said.

“The many projects that informed the development of our new identity have encouraged the community to deeply consider what makes this place special and unique, well beyond our beautiful beaches.”

The identity will be rolled out gradually across the area including the built and natural environment, as well as Council’s operations and communication channels.

Council’s identity was developed in conjunction with its digital and information architecture, which will guide Council’s online presence including social media and soon-to-arrive new website. Providing the Northern Beaches community, visitors and others with a contemporary and agile web interface that delivers comprehensive, accurate and timely information and functionality for all Council services, products and facilities.

The music featured in the video comes from local indie-folk band Sons of the East. In a statement from the band about the soundtrack used one of the band members said, “We wrote as a band and always felt it reflected the beaches where we grew up. Manly is our hometown and has been such a great place to form and grow a band. We’ve played at so many places around the Northern Beaches and we’ve always enjoyed it.”

This project was a requirement of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet prior to Local Government Elections in September 2017.

Young Minds Big Ideas: Calling All Young Entrepreneurs!

Fri 4 Aug, 5 - 8.30pm, Sat 5 & Sun 6 Aug, 8.30am - 5pm

Are you the next Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg? Aspiring young entrepreneurs are invited to the Young Minds Big Ideas conference: a truly amazing opportunity to learn about all aspects of starting and running a successful business.

A Northern Beaches Council initiative now in its second year, this 4 – 6 August event is for young people aged 16 – 22. Workshops will cover the basics of business creation including pitching, public speaking, branding, marketing, website design, social media, funding and more.

General Manager Planning, Place & Community David Kerr said Council supports this push to create employment opportunities for Northern Beaches’ youth.

“Young Minds Big Ideas is a unique and very affordable opportunity that gives young people the skills to put their innovative ideas into practice and start a business that offers both financial and social benefit,” Mr Kerr said.

Keynote speaker Jack Delosa, founder of The Entourage, has twice been named one of Australia’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs Under 30 by Dynamic Business Magazine & SmartCompany and has been listed on the BRW Young Rich List since 2014.

Some of Australia’s most inspirational social enterprises will be running workshops. Presenters include Art of Communicating, Y Vote, Basic Bananas, The Frank Team, Digital Storytellers, Start Some Good and Northern Beaches Community College.

Great prizes are on offer including a $1,000 cash prize from Council for the business idea which best reduces waste in our community.

Young Minds Big Ideas                                      

Fri 4 Aug, 5 - 8.30pm, Sat 5 & Sun 6 Aug, 8.30am - 5pm

Sydney Conference & Training Centre, Ingleside

Cost: $50 (fully catered, day program only)

Purchase tickets: youngmindsnb.com.au

Friends are encouraged to register together and come as a group

Sponsors: Northern Beaches Council, The Entourage, Northern Beaches Community College

Time to Indulge at Taste of the Beaches

Sunday 27 August from 11am - 5pm

The Northern Beaches’ most delectable restaurants and cafes have teamed up with local boutique brewers and the Mudgee Wine Region’s best wineries for a pop-up style food-and-wine festival overlooking Pittwater’s stunning Winnererremy Bay on Sunday 27 August from 11am - 5pm.

Taste of the Beaches promises sumptuous food paired with craft beers and boutique wines, plus family-friendly entertainment, including live music - all in a spectacular waterfront setting.

Northern Beaches Council General Manager Customer & Corporate Helen Lever said Taste of the Beaches is an exciting part of the Sydney social calendar.

“It’s a day the whole family can enjoy and a fantastic way to celebrate the end of winter,” Ms Lever said.

“We’ll have around 25 stalls featuring regional wines, quality local food and beer, children’s activities and live music.”

Official tasting glasses will be sold for $5 and tickets from participating wine and beer stalls will be $3 for each tasting.

“You will be able to grab something delicious to eat, top up your glass, sit back and relax in one of Australia’s most beautiful locations,” Ms Lever said.

Performers taking the stage include:

•             Black Bird Hum – groovy roots, reggae and folk

•             Gang of Brothers – “deeply funky”

•             Kool Vibration – a combination of roots and reggae

Children will love the popular Flying Fox Park (yes, they can ride the flying fox), free face painting, arts and crafts, interactive stalls, a children’s puppet show, and much more.

For full details visit thingstodo.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au


WPYC Commodores Cocktail Party

Early Notice !


November  11

Put it in your Diary .....



Our good friend and Players talent, Bob Bolton, has written a musical about the island. Sadly, he and his wife Kerry are moving away up to FNQ in August. Before they go, Bob would like to record some of the songs for posterity, and sing them at the farewell party on August 13th.

Some songs are are choruses, some are female solos, one is a male solos, some are for small groups. 

We need singers, occasional singers and friends of Bob to come and join us on 2 Saturday afternoons. Have fun, learn some songs, and we will record them at the end of the day.

August 5th, from 2.00-4.30
August 12th from 2.00-4.30

The Hall. Bring your voice, a plate to share for afternoon tea, and a gold coin donation for Hall hire.

For more info, call us

Maestro Bob Bolton 0414994092

Choir leader Jessica McGowan 0422 474 279 (& if you want more info about the SI choir… get in touch!)


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Your own avocado orchard!

Avocado trees are beautiful and can be quite productive in the Sydney area, some producing a steady flow of delicious fruit. I'm offering for sale one-year-old avocado saplings together with a planting service that gives them the best chance of success. Service includes;

  • Site inspection
  • Planting and location advice based on Permaculture principles
  • Planting of the saplings including wire possum-proofing
  • Bag of mix ideal for avocado
  • Growing advice information
Special offshore price which includes ALL of the above services:
  • 3 trees $300 (Trees have a better chance if they have companion trees nearby)
  • 2 trees $250
  • 1 tree $150

Contact Boyd on boydatt@bigpond.com or 0417 991 499


The Co-Op Club Presents

August 2017 Bookings

Church Point Cafe -  Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm

Sun Aug 06: The Fukers : MLC

The Fukers are the Freshwater Ukelele Society and these guys rock the house and have become a Co-Op Club favourite. They blend quirky takes on hit songs from Dean Martin to The Church to INXS with Hawiian shirts and a margarita or two. With 5 ukes, double bass, guitar, drums & vocals they will have you laughing, singing & dancing on tables. Book for this one.

Sun Aug 13: Bonnie Kay & the Bonafides :Bonnie

Bonnie Kay & the Bonafides are a unique, soulful package of blues & roots led by American singer/songwriter Bonny Kay. Originally from Philadelphia via Tokyo and now Australia, Bonnie uses acoustic, finger-picking, slide guitar techniques and has a voice reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt. Altogether a nice package to deliver her own version of these electrifying genres.

Sun Aug 20:  Sly Dogs : SD

You never know who’s going to sit in on their gigs. Our popular house band featuring Matt Trapnell are back and they always bring a great vibe with them along with some special guests including up and coming young vocalist Narelle Lewis. Come and join them and enjoy their brand of soul, blues & some pop thrown in for good measure.

Sun Aug 27: Lloyd G & the Ambassadors : LLG

Sun Aug 27: Lloyd G & the Ambassadors draw their repertoire from earliest blues to 50’s, 60’s rock n roll (think Chuck Berry) to current day Robert Plant’s Band of Joy and his Raising Sand album, to JD McPherson. They are driven by the music that shaped great bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, their words, stories and melodies that take you into another world, and they are motivated to play it by the audience’s reaction to good music and the sense of honour they feel in creating the grooves that bring joy.

Music is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm  
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793


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Please contact Lizzie B. 


Kath Anderson Massage Therapy

Holistic therapeutic remedial massage -  full body treatments with focus on the Marma Points of Ayurveda.

Minimum time frame is 1.5 hours for a truly thorough treatment.

In a cosy and tranquil space in Lovett Bay.


Any day or evening. 

Call Kath on 0405097424


The Local Guide

Community Information

Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
What's On Event Calendar 
click to go to the Calendar
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page click to go to Page
Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 Number, Usage & Charges
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 http://www.sirfb.org.au
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795 www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au
Offshore Photo Gallery offshore gallery
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable Water
  • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
  • SIRA Membership Application
  • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
  • General Information, Map & Contacts
Scotland 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 6.00pm
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 Bookings:  Barbara Labram M: 0473008339  or hall@sira.org.au
Pittwater Online Newshttp://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
Tick Fact Sheet
TUG Waitlist   (Tennis User Group) - Application Form


Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600
Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815

Real Estate

PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
Tanya Mottl at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
Waterford Partners Pty Ltd - Therese O'Neill  0424  22 44 12
L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale
Murray Bakker – Stone – murraybakker@stonerealestate.com.au – 0449 901 669

Services, Clubs & Accommodation

Scotland Island Traders - On-line shopping from your computer through www.g2u.com.au -delivered to your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders -  Graeme Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
email scotlandislandtraders@gmail.com
Justice of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 0414 994 092
Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
 Justice of the Peace  -  Lexie Le Blang 0418399674 or 99992574
Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
Pittwater Youth Hostel  - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Island Based Domestic Cleaner - Annie Hurn - 0410 688 008 - annie.hurn8@gmail.com
Solicitor - Rachel Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946

Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
Dynamic Yoga Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am. Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com
Nia Dance Fitness Classes WEDNESDAYD 7pm - Mandy Loveday 0411 345 389


Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
Scotland Island Players - contact Bob 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994 092
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com

Government Organisations

Northern Beaches Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au Web site click here
Member for Mackellar Jason George Falinski, email clicking here or jason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.au
Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Pittwater Council Cooee! Environmental Newsletter http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment/get_involved/cooee_newsletter

Airlines, Buses and Railways

Sydney Airport:
Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue:

Sydney Buses: Information.

Sydney Ferries:
City Rail:
Timetables & Information.
Country Link Rail:


Pittwater Weather
Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
Local Weather Forecast
Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

Emergency Contact Numbers   

ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service 9997 3795
Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service 9979 1612
Mackerl Beach Rural Fire Service 9974 1162
Rural Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills 9450 3000
NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
Sydney Water 132 090
Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909


You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au

Join West Pittwater Community Association

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association http://www.westpittwater.com.au/Contact/join-the-wpca

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The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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