Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

October 26, 2015

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

IPART has released its report on all Council

submissions in response to the Fit for the Future


What does this mean for Pittwater?

Pittwater, Warringah and Manly Councils have all been declared 'unfit' on the basis that they do not reach the scale and capacity benchmark. Indeed 60% of Sydney metropolitan Councils are in this category. Consequently IPART recommended a merger of all three Council's to form one mega Council for the northern beaches.

Pittwater Council remains opposed to forced amalgamation.  Pittwater Council has continually reiterated this position as it believes that there will be negative consequences for the community if we were to become one mega Council on the northern beaches which include a reduced voice in planning matters and less democratic representation.

What can you do?

A range of activities are currently being planned to ensure that the community has a voice.  A response to the NSW Government is due by 18 November and this means we need to mobilise action as quickly as possible. 

No Forced Amalgamation event - Thursday 29 October 5pm sharp, Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale (near Flying Fox Café)

Council invites as many members of the community as possible to be part of a fun and innovative photo opportunity.  Council has engaged drone and video photography to capture a human NO. We will be distributing blue caps to all who participate to accentuate to shape of NO that will be seen from the air.  The visuals captured at the event will be distributed broadly through media channels and a dedicated social media campaign will be implemented to reinforce our NO Forced Amalgamation stance.

Council will also be hosting a BBQ at this event for all who attend to galvanise our collective efforts.
Mona Vale Market Day - 1 November

Pittwater Council and Pittwater Forever will have stalls at the market day. A photo booth capturing community sentiment and postcard campaign directed to the Premier Mike Baird will be amongst the activities to give the community an opportunity to voice their opinion on that day.

Updates will be made to the website about future activities and information as it becomes available:

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The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or the Western Pittwater Community Association (WPCA)

Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach