Start of the Bushfire Danger Period – Fire Permits
Given recent weather
conditions, the lack of rain and a number of Total
Fire Bans, the risk of bushfire in our community is already quite high.
In fact, we’ve had a number of bushfires in the local area already.
However, the 1st October marks the start of the official Bushfire
Danger Period which will run through until at least 31st March.
this period residents wishing to do hazard reduction or pile burns will
require a Fire Permit as well as a Hazard Reduction Certificate.
- Fire Permits are valid for a period of 21 days
- They are automatically
suspended during Total Fire Bans and periods when the Bushfire danger
is rated Very High or above. Before issuing a Fire Permit, the Permit
Issuing Officer will need to be convinced that appropriate plans are in
place for supervising the fire, containing the fire and extinguishing
- You are also still required to notify
neighbours and the
Rural Fire Service at least 24 hours before you plan to do the
before you light the fire
- Other conditions may also be imposed when
the Permit is issued.
You should read the Before
You Light That Fire document which is available on the RFS web site.
If you need a Hazard Reduction Certificate this can be arranged by
contacting the Northern Beaches Fire Control Centre on (02) 9450 3000.
When you have the Hazard Reduction Certificate you can obtain a Fire
Permit by contacting the Scotland Island Brigade on 9999 4404 (or the
West Pittwater Brigade for offshore residents on 9997 3795) or the
Northern Beaches Fire Control Centre.
of fires at Cargo Beach, Scotland Island
There have been a
number of fires lit on Cargo Beach Scotland Island over the past couple
The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade would like to remind everyone
that lighting fires on Cargo Beach is a breach of the Rural Fire Act
and is illegal. There are significant penalties for breaching the Rural
Fires on the beach, particularly when they are left unattended or
smoldering overnight represent a significant fire risk to the community.
When fires at the beach are reported (and they should be reported by
calling 000) the Brigade has no option but to respond and extinguish
dance at he next Fire Shed Dinner
Saturday 14th October
If you want to dress
you’re most welcome!
Classic wide skirts,
bib and braces
dungarees, flannelette shirt...
hire has numerous
QUAY - The Pittwater Offshore Community Choir
Saturdays at 2:15pm in Community Hall
ON QUAY- THE PITTWATER OFFSHORE COMMUNITY CHOIR
Is looking for members!
We meet every SATURDAY afternoon at 2.15pm in the Scotland Island Hall.
Only $12 a week! Pay as you go. First week free.
It's a Community Choir. No audition.
You don't have to read know how to read music, (but it helps.)
Fun and welcoming atmosphere. Men are welcome too.
Call or text Jessica on 0422 474 279 for more info.
Kindy Fund Raiser
Namatjira Project Screening
Saturday 28 October, 7:30pm Community Hall
Having premiered at this year's Melbourne International Film Festival,
Namatjira Project is heading to Scotland Island on Saturday 28 October
for a special screening brought to you by the Scotland Island Kindy.
A Big hART production, the documentary in part grew from the stage, but
"it's far more than a straight bio or theatre-on-film adaptation" (SMH,
Not to be missed, this is a special fund raiser for the Kindy.
Join us for wine and cheese before the start of the film. Do not miss
out - book your tickets now:
Lodge Artworks Sale
Saturday 14 October
12 Richard Road from 2:00pm
Help Marty get to the
Special Olympic National Games
by New Way to Stay - Louise Mace
Thu. 9 November 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
At Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay
46 Prince Alfred Parade
Newport, NSW 2106
"...Most Australians in
their advanced years would like to have the choice to remain living
independently in their own homes, even when their mobility and health
declines. We believe they can do this far more often than they realise.
This event is hosted by
New Way To Stay, a a new business concept and true end-to-end partner
in aged care. Louise Mace, who founded New Way To Stay from her own
real life experience, invites all ages of the community to join us for
a drink and canapés in the beautiful surrounds of the Royal Motor Yacht
Club, Newport, whilst hearing from leading experts on how to better
navigate your own path at this critical time....."
New Way To Stay to help people navigate their older years, in
particular to help them stay at home and fund in-home aged care. The
business features in the latest issue of Pittwater Life - it's a new
business concept, that Louise was inspired to start after going through
the loss of her own father in his final years.
The event is an information evening themed 'Empowerment in Ageing' that
will be held at the Newport Royal Motor Yacht Club on 9 November.
The line-up of speakers includes a solicitor (to talk about wills and
estates), a financial planner and a home care expert, and Jason
Falinski MP will also be speaking (he has a background in health care
as a small business owner).
Tickets can be purchased online here or directly through the club for $25.
Australia's Largest Selling
All the Wine that's fit to
Sunday 22nd October 2017
The Chapman/Roberts homes
on the north side of Scotland Island
Wow! What happened to winter? I must of dozed off and
missed it. So here we are again, ready to face spring and then the
Christmas holiday season and we all know what that means (apart from
sunburn) - quality wine time!
Apart from the obligatory inclusion of a top bubbly at a great price,
there are some terrific surprises - and some old faves.
Chapman/Roberts homes on the north side of Scotland Island - boatshed
adjacent to Greg and Louise's home 'Pittpoint'
On the northern side of Scotland Island
Friends and family, a plate of bite sized food to share and a printed
copy of the attached tasting notes - and a pen! We only have a limited
number of tasting glasses so it is a good idea to come with one of your
WPYC Commodores Cocktail
Early Notice !
Put it in your Diary .....
Looking for a private
berth for commuter boat
Quiet, respectful islander looking for a berth on a private jetty –
preferably close to Carols or Bells.
I need a deep water berth to ensure an easy commute for work.
Happy to discuss a fee for the use of the jetty.
Please contact Eileen on 0414714891.
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 Island Kindy in Catherine Park
Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Times: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am until walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry until
Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or
|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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