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Saturday, Jan. 16 -
Scotland Island boat catches fire
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A boat moored near
cargo wharf, Scotland Island, caught fire and burnt down to within a
metre of waterline.
A large column of acrid
black smoke alerted locals. The West Pittwater RFS, Water Police and
onshore brigades were quick to respond and the fire was brought under
control in record time.
The cause of the fire
has not been determined.
The gutted vessel was
towed, by the Scotland Island RFS boat to the Quays Marina to await
Police inspection and investigation.
proposal handed down
The NSW Government has made available its
proposal document which outlines a merger of Pittwater with North
Warringah to create an expanded Council.
Additionally the government has announced Richard
Pearson as the Delegate who has been tasked with the function of
examining and reporting on the merger proposal.
Richard Pearson is currently Director of Pearson
Planning Solutions and is formerly the Deputy Secretary of the
Department of Planning and Environment.
Pittwater Mayor Jacqueline Townsend said that an
Extraordinary Meeting of Council will be held next Monday 11 January to
discuss the NSW’s Government merger proposal.
Mayor Townsend said the Delegate has informed
Council the community will have an opportunity to have their say
through a public inquiry which is to be held as part of the proposal
examination process. The community can also provide a written
submission through the online portal. The date, time and location of
the inquiry is yet to be set. We will notify the community once Council
has been advised.
“The government’s proposed relocation of
Pittwater’s boundary includes Terrey Hills, Narrabeen, Collaroy,
Collaroy Plateau, Cromer, Wheeler Heights, Oxford Falls, Frenchs
Forest, Duffys Forrest, Belrose, Davidson, Forestville and Killarney
The government’s proposal identifies the benefits
the merger will provide to the local community including:
- a total financial benefit of $49 million over a
20 year period that can be reinvested in better services and more
- a projected 67 per cent improvement in annual
- potentially reducing the reliance on rate
increases through Special Rate Variations (SRVs) to fund local
- greater capacity to effectively manage and
reduce the infrastructure backlog
- effective representation by a council with the
required scale and capacity to meet the future needs of the community
- working with the NSW Government to complete the
B-Line bus rapid transit project
- more integrated management of Narrabeen Lagoon
- common parking system to deliver a reciprocal
- a new strategic centre at the Northern Beaches
- “For the time being it’s ‘business as usual’
for Pittwater,” Mayor Townsend added.
details on the proposal and how to make a submission visit www.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au
submissions deadline is 28 February 2016.
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