Pittwater Council to fix our problem!
SI Rural Fire
Fire Service Goodwill Christmas Lunch
Issues of SINEWS
Scotland Island Development Proposal Video
Gone Fishing Gallery Christmas Art
Offshore Services - New Management
House for Rent
Local Contact Guide
a full version of this months image ready for
printing, just click on the image.
You can contact
Gwyn Perkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
POINT PARKING DECISION – IMPORTANT COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 2
COUNCIL REPORT RELEASED!
The final Council report on Church Point Carparking was released
yesterday and will be considered at a full Council Meeting next Monday,
December 2 at the Mona Vale Community Hall where a decision will
be voted upon! It is highly recommended that those interested in
this matter read the full report.
Here is the link or cut and paste it into your browser http://portal.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/Temp/ViewedDocs/06F_0045F237.012.pdf
The main recommendation is: “that
Option 2 – the single deck carpark that provides scope for 120 car
spaces - be adopted”. The other recommendations are also
positive and hopefully will help address some additional issues raised
by SIRA and other stakeholders. See the detailed recommendation
- That based on the comparison and evaluation of
carpark options including Triple Bottom Line Assessment as detailed in
this report along with the analysis of the submissions received and the
intent of the adopted Plan of Management, that Option 2 – the single
deck carpark that provides scope for 120 car spaces - be adopted as the
carpark layout to take forward for Precinct 1 at Church Point.
- That Council apply to the State Government for LIRS
funding for this project. Should the LIRS funding be unsuccessful then
a further report be provided to Council on the funding and user pays
- That a further report be presented on transport
options, resident parking scheme, availability of parking stickers and
other mechanisms to reduce parking demand at Church Point for
consideration by Council.
- That the Design Group be thanked for its assistance
in this process.
- hat a detailed Review of Environmental Factors (REF)
and Part V Assessment be undertaken
The Offshore Community Church Point Car Parking Survey and collated
Comments can be viewed here:
SIRA and WPCA have again organised a bus to take residents to and from
The bus will
leave Church Point at 5.45pm sharp!
IMPORTANT: PLEASE EMAIL TO REGISTER YOUR
INTEREST IN TRAVELLING ON THE BUS SO NUMBERS CAN BE CONFIRMED email@example.com
Pittwater Council to fix our problem!
We would like to draw your attention to an online petition that is
The petition seeks to:
- Ensure that Council will not put a decision on Church
Point parking in the too-hard basket again.
- Ensures that Council introduces measures to give
residents priority and/or exclusivity for parking when they need it.
Click here to sign: https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/pittwater-council-fix-our-problem
Island Rural Fire Brigade
UPDATE: COMMUNITY FIRE
The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade started recruiting for its CFU
in September and we are happy to announce that there has been an
The first one-day course will take place on Sunday 8 December.
12 of our CFU members will be trained that day, marking the birth of
our very own CFU. You will very soon see fire men and ladies clad in
blue (see photo) – the colour of personal protective clothing worn by
There were in total 40 people who showed an expression of interest in
the CFU. 5 Existing members will join the CFU and 19 new members have
completed the application process. There are a further 9 applications
in progress and 7 people who still need to start their application.
Through the CFU, our community will be able to assume more ownership of
fire safety on the island and for the Brigade it means there will be
more people, able to lend a hand when the need arises!
If you are interested, please visit http://www.sirfb.org.au/ for more information and
fill in the expression of interest form here.
Beware phone scammers posing as NSW RFS
RFS does not
accept or solicit donations by telephone!
The NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) have reported that scam
phone calls are being received across the State, where people are
claiming they are raising money for the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS).
In response to this, the NSW Rural Fire Service wishes to make clear
that the RFS
does not accept or solicit donations by telephone. Some local
brigades undertake fundraising in this way, however they identify
themselves as the Brigade and not as the Service.
The NSW Rural Fire Service Association conducts raffles as a
fundraising initiative. These raffles are conducted through a
telemarketing company and comply with the requirements of the NSW Dept
of Gaming and Racing. Donations are not solicited.
"The funds generated ensures that NSW Rural Fire Fighters are
represented by a professional body and provides tangible benefits to
all members of the NSW Rural Fire Service from across the state."
explains RFSA CEO Ken Harris.
The RFSA invites members of the public to visit it’s website
www.rfsa.org.au for further details or phone the office directly on
02 4722 2122 if they have concerns about the legitimacy of calls.
Any member of the public, RFS volunteer or staff member who receives a
phone call reporting to collect donations on behalf of the NSW Rural
Fire Service should report this immediately to the Department of Fair
Reports or concerns about scamming activites should be reported
directly to the NSW Department of Fair Trading ScamWatch website, or
call 13 32 20.
Note if you are concerned
or suspect a scam view to these links o get the latest reported scams http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Scams/Recent_scams.page
SI RFS Goodwill
Christmas Day 12-2pm
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Nathalie 0419 432 460
Missing Issues of SINEWS From 1955 to 1987
A couple of missing issues of SINEWS came to light recently. This
was the original Island newsletter that began in 1955 and was delivered
Many years ago, I archived all the original issues I could get my hands
on in the Mona Vale Library Local Studies Unit, along with the
Perspective Magazine (Western Foreshores).
On the off chance that there still might be some lurking in cupboards,
archive boxes or under the bed, see link to those that have eluded me
to date. If you have any of these valuable documents, I would
love to continue to complete the archive.
Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0418 220 107
Island Development Proposal Video
Less hills, more schtick!
this video contains humour, bad language, and definitely will offend
View at your own risk
With thanks to Pittwater Creations and the genius of Boyd Attwell
Kindy Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
The kindy is having a sausage sizzle Friday 6 December at the
point and we'd
love to get as much support as possible.
Gone Fishing Gallery
Christmas Art Sale
Dec. 1, 5-8pm
Quays Marina 1856
Pittwater Rd, Church Point
By Paul McNamee
Tennis great Paul McNamee shares his candid and compelling memoir on
how he conquered Wimbledon and the Australian Open with doubles partner
Peter McNamara. He became the Australian number one in singles, and
held the world number one ranking in doubles, winning five Grand Slam
Melbourne born Paul McNamee, is the only player to have changed from
one-handed to a two-handed backhand mid career. He was the driving
force behind the creation of the Hopman Cup and the reinvention of the
More recently Paul coached Su-wei Hsieh who in July this year was the
first Taiwanese player to win a Grand Slam.
Date: Thursday 5 December
Venue: Mona Vale Library
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
Cost: $8 Adults, $6 Concession - Pensioner and Students (passes must be
Phone: 9970 1600
FREE FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
December 19th at Frog Hollow and Church Point aboard the Laurel Mae
Thursday December 19th at
Frog Hollow and Church Point aboard the Laurel Mae, thanks to Toby Jay
and Dave Shirley,
John Flower 0403 442 046
FAMILY FUN FOR A CAUSE
Families are invited to a carols concert and an outdoor movie hosted by
Mum for Mums Newport at Bert Payne Reserve, Newport Beach on Saturday 30 November from 6pm.
The event is proudly supported by Pittwater Council through Enliven
Pittwater, Winning Appliances and Appliances Online. The event is being
held to raise funds for Mums for Mums charity group, Newport Surf
Lifesaving Club and Rotary Pittwater.
Mums for Mums is based in Newport and supports local families in times
of illness, injury or other unfortunate circumstances.
The Council’s Social, Community & Economic Coordinator Melinda
Hewitt acknowledged the contribution Mums for Mums had made in recent
“This event brings a sense of vibrancy and community to Newport Village
and the council is pleased to support this initiative through Enliven
Mums for Mums committee member Leanne Holdsworth said the event would
be opened by Member for Pittwater, Mr Rob Stokes, who will deliver a
“The gates open at 6pm and families can bring along their picnic rugs,
bean bags and pillows and join in the carols form 6.30pm with Alison
and Wes Harder followed by the movie screening of Arthur Christmas from
“Newport Surf Club will have a BBQ and drinks for sale and there will
also be snow cones and popcorn available. To help get into the
Christmas spirit Rotary will be supplying battery operated candles for
the carols, which are always a hit with the little ones,” added Ms
Ms Holdsworth said the tickets for the event were $30 per family.
The funds raised by Mums for Mums will provide cleaning and laundry
services, meals, physical and mental rehabilitation and aid in
transportation costs associated with medical treatment.
“Since Mums for Mums was founded, in 2011 we have provided support to
17 local families and are currently supporting five families,” said Ms
To book tickets or find out more about this very worthwhile cause,
Media contacts: Melinda Hewitt, Pittwater Council
Ph: 9970 1170
PITTWATER’S ‘ECO WARRIOR’ WINS STATE AWARD
Pittwater resident and longstanding environmental volunteer Marita
Macrae OAM received the Ruth Readford Award for Lifetime Achievement at
the 2013 NSW Coastal Management Awards last week in Port Macquarie.
The award honours an individual who has dedicated significant energy,
time and commitment to the improvement and management of the NSW coast.
Pittwater Council Mayor Jacqueline Townsend said she was delighted that
Marita had been honoured with the prestigious award.
“I have had the privilege of witnessing first-hand the amazing benefits
to our community and to our environment that stem from Marita’s
tireless efforts as an activist, educator and selfless volunteer,” said
“She has been involved in a multitude of community and environmental
causes in Pittwater’s bushland and along the coast,” the Mayor said.
“Marita has established and participated in community volunteer groups
too numerous to mention; restoring and rehabilitating degraded coastal
habitats including estuarine and freshwater wetlands, littoral
rainforests, coastal dunes and headland heaths.”
“The much-lauded Friends of Avalon Dunecare Group was established by
Marita in 1990, continuing to this day in its efforts to control
invasive weeds and stabilise and revegetate remnant dunes at Avalon
Mayor Townsend said that community bushcare groups including Bangalley
Headland and Mona Vale Dunes continued to benefit from Marita’s depth
of knowledge and experience as a qualified bush regenerator.
In 1994 Marita co-founded the Pittwater Natural Heritage Association in
order to raise public awareness of the value of the natural resources
of the Pittwater area.
Marita is also a Director of the not-for-profit Pittwater Environmental
Foundation. “Over a period that spans close to 25 years, Marita has
inspired and encouraged others to become involved in caring for our
“I am also pleased that Pittwater Council, along with other government
agencies have been able to provide support to Marita and these
community organisations to successfully complete dozens of
environmental restoration projects,” added Mayor Townsend.
Media contact: Mark Beharrell, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1368
Tim Byrne and Cheryl Wagner
0416 003 205
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Last Sunday 24th, I left some pieces of recycled Oregon timber, all 4m
in length, at Cargo wharf on the island while I arranged
transport. After a VERY short space of time, two of those lengths
had gone walk-about.
Can whoever mistook them for throw out, please return them to Cargo or
let me know and I will pick them up.
Though recycled, all the pieces were of standard length, in great
condition and were completely de-nailed - sure signs that they were not
for throw out!
Let’s all appreciate that getting materials on to this rock is
challenging, and respect the property of others!
0417 991 499
Quintrex Breeze-About, sound 4.25 m hull – rarely on public commuter
Set up for forward Yamaha controls, lights, battery and bilge.
Requires new engine. $400 Ring 0433 066 000
Ruahine Kayaks "Opus"
multi-sport Kayak. $500
2002 model used by me to train for the 2003 Coast-to-Coast in NZ.
Hasn't had much use since then and has been hanging in the roof of the
Described by kayaking legend Ian Ferguson as “the best balance of speed
Construction: Kevlar/Carbon, Length: 5.89m, Width:
45cm, Weight: a very light 12.5kg.
Call Paddy Broughton 0411251311
SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER –
11.00 AM TO 4.00 PM
Deck of 69 Robertson Rd (2nd house on water west of Tennis Wharf)
Thomas the Tank Engine (Many trains/carriages, Lots of track, bridges
Bob the builder trucks etc, Mega Blocks Dragons, Puzzles, Large Remotes
Control Car, Puzzles, Childrens bike helmets (2 as new), Games (Kids
Trivial Pursuit, Cranium), Bulk Lots of plastic Dinosaurs, Farm Animals
etc, Dress Ups, Size 12 Boys clothes, And Lots ......
Cottage available for rent
in Towlers Bay from November through February- March.
Treetops is a quaint cottage nestled in the bush suitable for a single
or couple and features a loft bedroom, bathroom, open plan kitchen,
dining and living area, dock and outdoor dining on the deck.
The spacious verandah faces north with scenic views over the national
park, Towlers Bay and Pittwater.
Rent is $285 per week including utilities.
Call Suzanne on 9997 4219 or email email@example.com.
I would like to buy a canoe or kayak, preferably, but not necessarily,
a 2 seater.
If it is fibreglass and needs repair, that's fine too.
Please call Juliet HaC on 0431487589 ( last number 9 not 1 as printed
in POD) or 99991890.
Old Savage Tinny free, it leaks a bit.
On the island
Sofa and Chairs
FREE - 2 seat sofa and 2 single chairs.
Call Jonathan or Linda
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am 0402 752465 email@example.com
/ The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Service
|Elvina Bay Rural
|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
25 00 9486
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking
here. Please print the
page and return the completed form to
SIRA at this address:
The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point
Please NO CASH.
Contact SIRA at firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the
Association, contact Michael Wiener at email@example.com
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found and read at https://ymlp.com/archive_gesgjgm.php or
by visiting the Mona Vale Library.
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