NSW State Election
Scotland Island Children’s Centre, Catherine Park
Open Saturday March
28, from 8am to 6pm
the future of our polling place on Scotland Island by casting your vote
at the Children’s Centre!
Rob Stokes at Currawong
Announcements Tomorrow at Currawong
accompanied by the Energy Minister, will be on the 10 am ferry from
Palm Beach to Currawong tomorrow (WED).
There are two announcements being made at Currawong tomorrow morning at
10:30am which may interest many offshore residents.
- The announcement of the long-awaited Currawong
State Park. Everyone is welcome to come along - including the
countless local residents who supported the hard-fought campaign to
prevent its residential subdivision.
- Rob will be joined by the NSW Energy Minister
Anthony Roberts to announce a major upgrade of the power supply to
Pittwater’s offshore communities – including Elvina Bay, Lovett Bay,
Morning Bay and Scotland Island.
Some of you may already know whilst we were away last week, a fire
started at our house on Scotland Island.
The fire began in our laundry (we think it was a faulty fridge)
sometime before 7am on Saturday morning. At the time 4 kids and
and our mum we asleep in the house.
By 7.15 the laundry was completely on fire and was spotted by
neighbours across the road Nick and Emma Ives. They quickly
raised the alarm and evacuated everyone via the bottom floor as flames
were spreading to the roof and the main upstairs part of the house was
full of smoke.
Our neighbour Lee Spence, who by some amazing stroke of luck, is an
experienced firefighter himself and is equipped with actual fire hoses,
high pressure water pump and gas masks, then fought back flames and
almost extinguished the fire assisted by Nick Ives. The RFS
arrived and were able to put out the rest of the fire and check for
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole Ives family,
and Lee and Debbie Spence, to whom we owe our family's lives and our
home. Thank you also to the volunteers of the Scotland Island
Rural Fire Brigade, yet again for your protection of our
community. Special Thanks also to Jenny Winterton and Tabatha
Brownrigg for a roof over our heads and all our other island friends
who supported my mum and our children whilst we were away.
We have always loved our community but at the moment we feel
especially blessed to live in such a special place.
On a final note, We felt particularly bad about the fact that we didn't
have a working smoke alarm(s). Since our return we've spoken to a
number of others who admit they don't either. Needless to say we'll be
getting them installed and if you haven't, encourage you all to do the
same. Had we not had the benefit of our quick thinking and brave
neighbours we might not have been so lucky.
Nikki and Matt
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Scotland Island Vegetation Collection
Monday March 30
- A maximum of 2 cubic metres of vegetation for
- Leaf litter, grass clippings and prunings TO BE
PLACED IN HARD SIDED CONTAINERS
- Branches to be no longer than 1.2m and BUNDLED
AND TIED TOGETHER WITH TWINE
- No plastic, hessian or nylon bags
- No cardboard, foam or polystyrene boxes
- No soil or untied bundles
- Any material not complying with collection
guidelines will be left on the road side for residents to arrange
to load flyer
Please place your vegetation out on the roadside BY SUNDAY, MARCH 29 -
Download Vegetation Brochure here
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