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|Newsletter for Offshore Residents
of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 10, Issue 401
In this edition we include our SIRA President's report for
2009. It is important to recognise those who do all the hard works for
this community, and to see just how the huge load is distributed
amongst a few dedicated members, and as such, Bill's report is tabled
in full in this newsletter.
Following the submission of a number of letters from the
offshore community that raised objections to the manner in which
council has approached the issue of their On-Site Sewage
Management Strategy, council has now agreed to a 3 month extension in
for owners to submit their on-site wastewater inspection reports. See
councils communication below.
Last months Fireshed Dinner was a huge success with a
140 people being treated to a wonderful Moroccan feast cooked up by
Michelle and Nathalie and their helpers. A great time was had by all
and congratulations to John and friends for their extraordinary efforts
with the desert. It's not surprising they won the dessert bake-off
contest! Photos of the night can be seen here.
Also don't miss this months Christmas in July Fireshed dinner on
starting at 7pm. $15 a head and don't forget to bring a small gift
(under $10) for the Kris Kringle give away.
SIRA 2009 Report
Motor Vehicle Registrations
On-site sewage inspections extended
Clean Up Australia
Local Council Notices
Author Talk@ Mona Vale Library
Nutrition and Exercise
Membership 2009 – 2010
and President's Report
The new SIRA
membership year has begun!
Membership applications and invoices have been sent to all residents,
together with the annual SIRA President’s Report.
Please complete and sign the application form and return with a cheque
or money order for $20.00 to SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point
To keep you all up to date with important news and information, the
return of the Membership Application with your current details is an
essential part of our communication system and we value your support,
so please complete and return asap.
Here is a link to the Membership Application Form 2009-2010
and the SIRA
Constitution, and the President's Report.
You can contact SIRA by email email@example.com or by mail PO Box
70, Church Point 2105
Note: Our email address has changed due to the amount of spam
received at our hotmail address.
02 9979 5853
0418 220 107
P O Box 52
Church Point 2105
who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it”
George Santayana (not the guitarist)
If Local Community Action (LCA) was a science I think we would have
concluded by now that a necessary though not always sufficient
condition for getting things done is for:
(a) The whole local community to have a
relatively united front and agreement
(b) To understand the processes and
priorities of relevant external bodies (e.g. local council)
(c) To align (a) with (b) and communicate
that fact in the most effective way possible
Unfortunately, with the exception of some everyday inconveniences, life
in the Offshore communities is generally too good and our normal busy
lives too demanding for large numbers of community members to be
continually passionately motivated in a united front to fight for local
issues. Of course, we respond very effectively if threatened - witness
for example the 1994 Fires, Currawong and the previous threats to loose
parking at Church Point, but generally the mass energy and interest
An alternative, though a usually less effective replacement for (a)
above, is the persistence, over a long period of time, by a few
“champions” to further a local cause. These people need our thanks and
The local issues that affect us (and their champions) are mirrored in
the SIRA project teams:
we are at:
held and sections of a plan based around the Pittwater 2020 Plan have
for Roads and Drainage will shortly be coming to the
whole community. A key issue is whether to sell some unused “road
reserves” to fund some of the proposed works
have a plan
to do a detailed management plan for each reserve
Emergency Water Supply)
question as to what the majority of the community wants -
local solutions or mains. If the latter, then with sufficient lobbying
we could get mains within the next 5 years. The “Emergency Water
Supply” is being well maintained and continuously improved.
continuous behind the scenes work and still needs more lateral
thinking. This is where most of our rates go!
Council to make their next move regarding the Draft Plan of Management
& Marine Issues
attributed to local community differences for lack of action – the
reality being lack of money
& Liaison with SIRFB
per the SI
Bushfire Management Plan SIRA has worked with RFS and
Council to prepare for next fire seasons (e.g. recent whole Island
visit). In particular we need to further develop and utilise the newly
created local Precinct Groups.
service working well and
most Island Vehicles
registered. Trying to re-obtain special RTA status for Island to allow
cheaper rego of “golf buggy” type vehicles
||SIRA has taken
over the management of the
Hall from Council. Usage for local community activities is
||The Kindy is
thriving, but still needs
ongoing support from the whole community to preserve this excellent
||The new website is
coming, including the
electronic version of the new Pittwater Offshore Directory (POD)
||SIRA has a very
healthy balance sheet and
(as well as we can understand) all required and necessary insurance
& Internal PR
||We can get posters
printed and distributed;
group emails & PON
communication arranged and sent in a few days if needed. Refreshments
etc on the day are a bonus
||We have probably
the most up-to-date
database of any fully voluntary community group in the world – takes a
lot of time!
have a professional PR
company on call
voluntary work the new POD is
almost ready for printing and distribution to every household
Most of the above Projects have team members as well as a “team
leader”. I do not have the space to list all their names, but I thank
them all. If you think you can constructively contribute to
any of the above please contact the team leader. You don’t have to be a
committee member to contribute to these issues.
It is very difficult to make headway on all these issues with volunteer
time only. I have previously suggested that the community hold a
meeting to choose one issue a year and then persevere as a whole until
that issue is satisfactorily resolved. Of course, the challenge is that
almost all of the above issues require ongoing attention be it ever so
minor and, as famously said by General George Marshall, “the price of
peace is eternal vigilance”, that is it is necessary to be always
vigilant on several fronts.
There is another impediment to getting things done. As said above,
local and state governments are influenced by a united community
sentiment, but unfortunately some people avoid meetings because they
say that they do not like argument and controversy, which makes
obtaining such united agreement very difficult. It is true that
conflict resolution and negotiation skills are hard won and something
which I think should be more effectively taught in school. In this
regard our courthouses and parliaments are not good role models, based
as they are on adversarial argument with winners and losers. Our common
pattern of forcefully presenting a point of view to win a debate needs
to be subsumed into a broader and more socially intelligent pattern of
clearly and calmly expressing our varying views, as a sub-component to
a more primary task of thinking creatively to design effective
solutions to local problems that, as far as possible, encompass our
Critical thinking is a great skill, but if your only tool is a hammer
everything looks like a nail. Let me encourage you to participate more
in community discussion and community action this year and bring at
least two additional tools with you - creative design focused thinking
with an ability to listen and where possible encompass the views of
others in your solutions.
Motor Vehicle Registrations
Saturday , July 18
ISLAND FIRE STATION
Time: 9am to
Requirements: Rego Papers
Plus: Your motor Vehicle
$50.00 Per vehicle
This will be a once only inspection!!
Please have vehicles in roadworthy condition
Rejection slips will be issued for vehicles not conforming with RTA
0416 003 205
to view the works by;
Michael Kempson and Charles Arnot
exhibition about the artist as master printer; how being artists has
informed their role as printer for other artists' works.
Friday 24 July 2009, 6-8pm
Gallery & Museum
24 July - 6 September
to load the flyer
children have been embracing a new rhythm at the Kindy. The new
schedule creates the opportunity for the Possums (2- 31/2) and the
Wallabies (31/2 - 5) to spend a couple of sessions each day with their
age peers. This has allowed not only for some wonderful group efforts
to emerge, but also for interactions between the groups to be nurtured.
A highlight recently was when small groups of Wallabies cooked muffins
and then set up picnic mats and invited a Possum each to join them for
Fair:July 14,15,16 and 21, 22, 23
Come, support the Kindy and browse in our little book shop.
Buy and/or donate a book.
Thanks to Cher Bailey for the donation of the dolls house and
furniture, and Poppy Fitzgerald for all the wonderful plastic food. The
new items are being well used.
If you have unwanted working CD walkmans we would love them for the
children to listen to stories in quiet time. Please drop at the Kindy
or call to arrange pickup! Thanks.
SIOCS GREEN GROUP
The Kindy Bush Care Group will be meeting the first Monday of the month
Here’s your chance to learn what the native and weed species in your
garden are; whilst helping make this area of the park even more
beautiful! We will continue concentrating on weeding the
exterior garden beds and path edges approaching the buildings.
Monday 6th July, 9am to 12 noon
Tools, bush care supervision, good people, and tea & cake
Meet us between the Kindy and Hall!
Any queries please contact Emmie Collins 0405 330 781
URGENT NOTE TO
PARENTS OF ACTIVE CHILDREN!!
There have been sightings of some school aged children
climbing and sliding down the shade sails at the Children’s
Centre. This is an extremely dangerous activity and could
lead to serious injury. If you are aware of any children
participating in this activity or sight any children in the process,
please caution them. It is also not helping the state of our
Sewage Inspection Extension
extended deadline for the on-site wastewater Inspection – now due on 30
September 2009 – see below response from Robina Warburton.
Date: 26 June
2009 4:37:22 PM
request for extension to submit on-site sewage inspection forms
Receipt of the submission from the West Pittwater Community Association
dated 21June 2009 regarding the On-Site Sewage Management Strategy is
I wish to confirm that Council raises no objection to the Association's
request for a three month extension of time in which owners are to
submit the completed on-site wastewater Inspection Report forms.
Therefore, the owners that have not yet had their on-site system
inspected by a third party and reports submitted to Council are to do
so by 30 September 2009.
As discussed today, all high risk (water/creekfront) properties require
an inspection to be undertaken every year. This means that
a high risk property was not inspected during the 2008/2009 financial
year it will now be necessary for the property to be inspected twice
during the 2010/2011 financial year.
Principal Environmental Health Officer
office: 5 Vuko Place,
Warriewood NSW 2102
PO Box 882 Mona Vale NSW 1660
9018 Mona Vale
Clean Up needs you Help
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Australians are proud of the beauty of our natural habitat. We enjoy
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FUN IN UPGRADED
Places are now open for primary school-aged children to attend the July
school holiday program at Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment
The school holiday program runs between 14 and 24 July and has great
activities with an environmental focus.
This school holiday program will also be one of the first events held
in the newly upgraded Coastal Environment Centre. The Centre has been
undergoing renovations for the past month, aimed at making the building
more sustainable and attractive to users.
Improvements include a sustainable sisal-type floor covering made from
cactus husks and a mini ‘eco-cinema’ for film and DVD screenings with
theatre-style seating and surround-sound.
Pittwater Council’s Natural Environment & Education Manager Mia
Dalby-Ball said the school holiday program offered a combination of
art, craft, adventure, discovery and learning activities in small
- Octopus Antics – exploring the world of
one of earth’s most intelligent creatures. Amazing stories of how an
octopus can be trained to perform complex tasks!
- Coastal Capers – children turn into
coastal investigators by combing Turimetta Beach for washed up
treasures and signs of underwater life
The Kids on the Coast program runs every day throughout the July school
holidays, offering two-hour activities between 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm
for $20 per child per session. For children wishing to attend
two sessions the cost is $55 per day (10am-3pm), which includes care
- Squirrel Gliders & Spotted Gums
- ideal for children who enjoy getting up close to native animals and
Each activity is led by an enthusiastic and experienced educator. The
Coastal Environment Centre is located at Lake Park Road, North
For more information or to book a place visit
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cec or call the Coastal Environment Centre on
RESULTS IN ON WATER USE SURVEY
Pittwater Council has released the results of its second water survey
of residents, which was conducted last month.
The survey was held as part of the NSW Government’s Water for Life
campaign, which aims to promote water conservation education across the
Natural Environment & Education Manager, Mia Dalby Ball said
the results would assist the Council in planning Pittwater’s water
needs over the next ten years.
“It’s essential we get an accurate picture on how residents use water,
given the pressures of drought and the threat of climate change,” she
“Over 90% of those surveyed said they consider water conservation
critical or very important.”
Ms Dalby-Ball said there had been a slight drop in the number of people
concerned about having enough water in the future, (91% of respondents
compared with 98% in 2007, when the first survey was conducted).
“This change may be in part due to Council’s recent water recycling
projects,” she said.
Ms Dalby-Ball said that close to 9 out of 10 residents responding to
the survey were aware of how much water their household used and around
half acknowledged that they could do more to save water.
“Most reassuring was that almost all respondents (97%) said that they
were taking steps to conserve water, slightly higher than the previous
survey in 2007 (91%),” added Ms Dalby-Ball.
The May survey was conducted online on the Council’s website and
attracted 235 respondents.
For more information about water saving tips visit
Water for Life information kits with free shower timers are available
at Council’s customer service centres at 1 Park Street, Mona Vale and
59a Barrenjoey Road, Avalon.
Media contact: Mia Dalby-Ball, Pittwater Council
Ph: 9970 1369
COMMITTED TO PREVENTING OVER DEVELOPMENT AT CAREEL BAY
Pittwater Mayor David James announced today that Council is committed
to continue working with the community on ensuring that any future
development of Careel Bay is conducive to its sensitive environment.
Cr James statement follows a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal on a
point of law in favour of the applicant Austral Monsoon.
In February 2006 the NSW Planning Minister refused a Development
Application by Austral Monsoon for expansion of the Marina in Careel
Bay. Austral Monsoon appealed this refusal and in March 2007 Pittwater
Council supported its community and resolved to participate with the
NSW Department of Planning in the court hearing of the appeal.
Cr James said the decision of the Court of Appeal on the point of law
is a setback, however we will continue to vigorously support the
Minister’s decision to refuse the application as I am sure will the
“The Court of Appeal’s decision means that the application will be
referred back to the Land and Environment Court to consider its
“Council will continue to work with the NSW Department of Planning to
demonstrate that the development is inappropriate in line with the
Minister’s original refusal,” added Cr James.
Austral Monsoon’s proposal includes a new marina building with a
24-berth floating marina.
Mayor James acknowledged the local community in their continued fight
to prevent over development at Careel Bay.
Media contact: Steve Evans, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1133
ENTRIES OPEN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Council announced today the inaugural Sustainability Awards.
The awards are to recognise and reward residents and businesses who are
committed to making Pittwater sustainable.
Entries are being sought in three categories; ‘sustainability in
design’, ‘sustainability in business’ and ‘sustainability in
Pittwater Mayor, Cr David James said the awards formed an important
part of Pittwater’s efforts to minimise its environmental footprint as
outlined in the 2020 Strategic Plan.
The sustainability in design category will focus on recognising
architects, owner-builders and designers who have developed buildings
with sustainable features.
Entries can include new residential buildings, extended, renovated or
refurbished buildings, medium density housing and commercial premises.
Sustainability in business will offer awards to both small (less than
20 employees) and medium to large businesses (over 20 employees) who
have become more sustainable through innovations involving staff,
resources or new business practices.
The sustainability in landscaping category will recognise homeowners,
landscape architects, landscapers or garden designers who have
committed to making Pittwater more sustainable through landscaping and
gardening. This may involve practices such as designing gardens to be
drought-resistant, creating vegetable gardens or havens for native
wildlife and birds.
All entries for the awards must be within Pittwater and be submitted by
15 August. Awards will be announced at a special ceremony in October.
Entries can be submitted online at the Council’s website
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au Nomination forms are also
available from Council’s customer service centres and libraries at Mona
Vale and Avalon. Alternatively, entries can be hand delivered to
Simonne Shore or via mail to PO Box 882 Mona Vale 1660.
Media contact: Paul Reid Ph: 9970 1102
Sunday, July 5
The next Jazz on the Waterfront concert at Church Point will be held on
Sunday, July 5, weather permitting. The concert, which begins at noon,
will feature The Offbeats, with Evan Harris on sax, Brendon Paul on
drums and Tom Gatward on bass guitar. The concert will be held near the
Talk@ Mona Vale Library
Rudd's Rise and Howard's Fall
Mona Vale Library will host an Author Talk with renowned journalist
Peter Hartcher on Tuesday
7 July at 6.30pm.
His book, To the bitter end. The dramatic story behind the fall of John
Howard and the rise of Kevin Rudd has been described as ‘the real story
behind closed doors’.
To the bitter end is a penetrating, riveting and revealing exploration
of an election year when the political stakes had never been higher.
The book covers the tumultuous year of 2007 in the ranks of the Liberal
Party, in the back rooms of the ACTU and the campaign war room of the
With unprecedented access to key players and countless hours of
confidential interviews, Peter Hartcher reveals how Kevin Rudd secretly
forged his alliance with Julia Gillard to topple Kim Beazley. He also
exposes the way Labor’s factions intimidated Rudd.
The book also lays bare the unending struggle between John Howard and
Peter Costello for control of the national budget.
Peter Hartcher is the political and international editor of the Sydney
Morning Herald. He is also the chair editor of the Australian foreign
affairs journal The Diplomat, and a visiting fellow at the Lowy
Institute for International Politics in Sydney.
The author has been cited as one of the most objective opinion-setters
in the country in a 2007 independent survey of Australian pundits.
Peter Hartcher’s Author Talk will begin at 6.30pm at the library in
Park Street, Mona Vale. Books will be available for purchase and
signing by the author. Bookings are essential and can be made by
phoning 9970 1600.
The admission fee which includes light refreshments is $7.50 or $5.50
concession (please show cards at the door).
This talk is filling up quickly. Those who have already booked, need to
pay within 3 days to confirm booking
Media contact: Catherine Buddin, Librarian Ph: 9970
The True Story of Butterfish
Holland is no longer a rock star!
His dad is
dead. His wife has left him and his life is a mess.
Telegraph Big Book Club selection for July is The True Story of
Butterfish, by award winning author Nick Earls.
Curtis is the kind of guy most of us know, and plenty of us are. He’s
not exactly sure where he’s heading, and he’s not exactly sure where
things went wrong. He’s working from home, thinking too much, eating
Curtis, unlike most of the rest of us, is also a burnt-out rock star.
With album sales of twenty million behind his band, Butterfish,
imploded, first privately and then publicly. Curtis moves back to
Brisbane to reconnect with his brother, Patrick, and work as a music
producer from his home studio.
Curtis pictures himself as a recluse, with a house on the edge of town,
but then he meets his neighbours, Kate, Annaliese and Mark, who perplex
and draw him in, each in their own way. He begins to live a life far
removed from the incessant clamour of touring, until Derek Frick,
Butterfish’s lead singer, reappears, apparently still intent on living
the rock god cliché to the max . . .
Nick Earls is the author of twelve books, including bestselling novels
such as Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses, Perfect Skin and World of
Zigzag Street won a Betty Trask Award in the UK in 1998, and is
currently being developed into a feature film. Perfect Skin was the
only novel nominated for an Australian Comedy Award in 2003, and has
recently been filmed in Italy.
He has written five novels with teenage central characters. 48 Shades
of Brown was awarded Book of the Year (older readers) by the Children’s
Book Council in 2000, and a feature film adapted from the novel was
released in Australia by Buena Vista International in August 2006, and
has subsequently screened at festivals in North America and
Nick has an honours degree in Medicine from
the University of Queensland, and has lived in Brisbane since migrating
as an eight-year-old from Northern Ireland in 1972.
Meet and hear
Nick Earls at the following literary event:
(wine & Cheese evening)
Mona Vale Library, Park St, Mona
$7.50 or conc. $5.50
02 9970 1600
& Exercise: The Facts
I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it...don''t waste
them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your
heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend
the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a
Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and
corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than
an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need
grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green
leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended
daily allowance of vegetable slop.
Is beer or wine bad for me?
Look, it goes to the earlier point about fruits and vegetables. As we
all know, scientists divide everything in the world into three
categories: animal, mineral, and vegetable. We all know that beer and
wine are not animal, and they are not on the periodic table of
elements, so that only leaves one thing, right? My advice: Have a
burger and a beer and enjoy your liquid vegetables.
How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
Well, if you have a body, and you have body fat; your ratio is one to
one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one etc.
Aren't fried foods bad for you?
not listening. Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact,
they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for
What's the secret to healthy eating?
Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the
Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should
only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Is chocolate bad for me?
Are you crazy? HELLO..... Cocoa beans ... another vegetable!
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In the last five years FBi has grown into a damn fine music station
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If you have something for sale that
you think locals would like - let us know and we will put a
SINGLE line entry in the PON at the beginning of each month...
- FRIDGE. Fisher and Pykyl. About 250L. Frost
free. Dimensions 1.4 H, 0.64 W and 0.68 D. 6 years old. Excellent
working order and condition. $275. Pip Atkins 0414 496 414
- Toyota RAV 4 4x4 1997 model
200,000kms. Reliable. Rust free. $6,250 Ph 99992445
- Half Size Violin Good condition
$100 Ph: 99992445
- FRIDGE. A double door fridge/freezer
already on the island in good working order is for sale for
$750. Must be collected before 10th July from close to Bells
Wharf. Call 0411 113 317 for more information
The Local Guide
Emergency Contact Numbers:
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
Airlines, Buses and Railways:
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