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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach
June 14 2020
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia




Community Vehicle Out of service

Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June


Parking Changes at BYRA

Out of the blue and without consultation with SIRA, parking changes were made this week by council on Pittwater Rd, Bayview, adjacent to BYRA (Bayview Yacht Racing Association).

Many thanks to the residents who quickly jumped on this and made complaints to council. SIRA also made representation, as did some councillors, and the changes (which were to limit parking to 6 hours during the day, everyday) have now not been made. The signs are to be covered up whilst Ausgrid are doing their works in the car park.

SIRA will continue to make representation as to the future of parking in the area and will clearly highlight the need for this parking to be made unrestricted.

We will do this prior to the completion of the works by Ausgrid.

Community Hall Re-opening Saturday 13 June

From this Saturday, the Scotland Island Community Hall will be able to reopen and be hired, as restrictions due to Covid-19 are eased. There are several conditions of hire, as instructed by NSW Health and the Northern Beaches Council.

Please view this council document PRIOR to attending the hall as a participant or as an organiser.

Below is the NSW Government advice on what is permissible as of this Saturday.


Jimble Jellyfish Spotted in Pittwater


Jimble Jellyfish have been sighted in Pittwater.
If you plan on entering the water, you should be aware that these jellies are about.

The jimble belongs to the cubozoan family of jellyfish, which includes the infamous and deadly box jellyfish of northern Australia.

But the jimble is more of a painful nuisance and is found from Western Australia to southern Queensland.

They live in the clear waters of harbours and estuaries.

The jimble has a transparent, box-shaped bell, 3cm to 4cm long, and a trail of tentacles 10cm to 15cm long.

They are more common where the water is a little bit cooler; so in our waters, rather than up north.

For additional information see this link to the Australian Museum

West Pittwater Community Association

Wanted - Electric Piano

We are looking for a good quality electronic piano.

Do you have one you are not using?

We may be interested in buying it.

Please contact Markus Plattner on 0473 425 690

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