Hazard Reduction Burn
Taxi Services Resume
Rouge Open Studio
WOW Update -
Marg Molloy Lunch
Commodore's Cocktail Party
Floyd Dog Side of the Moon Encore
Can anyone Help
Local Contact Guide
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printing, just click on the image.
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Scotland Island Roads & Drainage
Subcommittee Progress Report No 1, July 2013
Following the recent heavy rains which played havoc with our roads, the
SIRA Roads & Drainage Subcommittee did a road ‘audit’ of the damage
and has submitted to Council a list of locations that need immediate
Although the Island has benefitted from a large share of Council’s
maintenance budget in the past two years, that budget remains woefully
inadequate, so road maintenance remains an issue. Since
maintenance works are temporary measures, usually addressing emergency
situations, they are not done to engineering designs; however the
maintenance crews are now taking special care to address drainage
problems, thus providing longer-term benefit than many earlier works.
Council has also begun a capital works program for Island roads (see
Background below). In the first two years of the program, the
following works have been completed:
All these projects were surveyed and engineering designs were prepared
prior to work.
- 38 Thompson Street (at Harold Avenue): drainage pit
- 50 Thompson Street: drainage culvert;
- Harold Avenue at Richard Road: drainage pit;
- 78 Florence Terrace (S of Elsie Street): drainage pit;
- 115 Florence Terrace (at Elsie Street): drainage pit;
- 101 Florence Terrace (S of Eastern Wharf steps):
- 46 Florence Terrace (S of Pathilda Reserve): drainage
In July 2011, after many years of consultation and negotiation,
Pittwater Council approved the Scotland Island Stormwater Management
Strategy, the Scotland Island Road Reserve Management Strategy, and the
Road Reserve and Stormwater Management Implementation Plan, which
together comprise the Scotland Island Roads and Drainage Masterplans
(view the documents online, here). This set the stage for future
improvement of our roads with the consequent improved safety of travel
and the reduction of siltation into Pittwater.
The Implementation Plan cost estimates came to $19.1 M (AU$
2011). Current funding from Council, derived from the Special
Rate Variation (also approved in July 2011), provides $100,000 (AU$
2011) per year for 10 years. While we are lobbying for additional
significant funding from State and Federal sources, we are at present
severely constrained by this level of available funding.
In consultation with Council, SIRA Roads & Drainage Subcommittee
recommended that within the budget constraints, highest priority should
be given to addressing drainage issues and ensuring proper engineering
design for all capital road works. Council staff accepted these
priorities and has consulted regularly with us to identify specific
works for funding each year.
We would welcome comments and suggestions from the community; please
for the Management of Cargo Wharf Road and Leahvera Reserves
A process is underway for Council to undertake a land survey to
determine the boundaries of the Cargo Wharf Road Reserve and Leahvera
Reserve. This will open the way for ground works, maintenance and
on-going management of the reserves.
When the survey is completed and in hand, the Parks and Reserves
Working Group, on behalf of the SIRA Committee, would like to hold an
on-site community forum to discuss proposals for managing the reserves.
The ideas/suggestions gathered at the forum will be consolidated into a
set of options to canvas community support for a plan prior to any
final proposals being submitted to Council for review.
For more information, please contact Sue
Dickson, team leader of the Parks and Reserves Working Group.
The New Community Hall Kitchen
Have you seen the Scotland Island Community Hall’s new kitchen? The
renovations include more storage space, a Zip hydrofoil instant hot
water system, a dishwasher, a range hood, and an added handwashing
We invite community members to inspect the hall and we encourage its
use as an affordable venue for parties, meetings and functions. Details
of fees and conditions are available on the Scotland Island Website at http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/living/community-services/community-hall
new café on the island?
In previous years, a café to benefit island and non-island causes was
run by volunteers once a month, but was ended because of hygiene and
safety requirements from Council. Our new facilities now meet those
requirements. SIRA would like to invite expressions of interest from
individuals or groups who are interested in running a café again,
either for charitable purposes or for profit. A condition of a
profit-making venture would be that a percentage of takings would need
to be donated to SIRA for distribution to island services such as the
kindy, the fire brigade, or festivals.
If you would like make a submission, please contact the Hall
Coordinator, Carol Floyd, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Rural Fire Brigade
ISLAND PILE BURN AND HAZARD REDUCTION
The fire brigade will be conducting small hazard reduction and
environmental protection burns.
Sunday 4th August from 9:00am.
These burns will be restricted to land reserves adjacent to the fire
shed and above the kindergarten.
Please be advised that there may be smoke and traffic hazards while
works take place.
Should you require further information, please contact:
Captain Ian White 0400 600 958
Senior Deputy Captain Tim Byrne 0416 003 205
Pink Water Taxis Service
Back to Normal !
service has been resumed.
Very many thanks to all for bearing with us while we got ourselves
Hours are back to being Sun & Mon 0600-2200 and Tue-Sat 0600 to
Yours aye - Rod, Alex & Dave
Rouge Open Studio
Molloy WOW Lunch
Sincere apologies for the delay. We were greeted with a lovely sunny
day for our June WOW get-together at "Nunyara" to celebrate the
achievements of Marg Molloy OAM who graciously regaled us with her
Australia Day 2013 speech as guest-speaker of the National Council of
Women at Parliament House.
Marg was resplendent in her lovely suit and hat and appeared relaxed as
she entertained us, before enjoying a delicious lunch with everyone.
Thanks again to Marg for welcoming us to "Nunyara" and to everyone for
supporting the event and for your generous lunch offerings.
courtesy of Kathy James)
WOW meeting at Antonia Kitching's - date TBA.
to the Editor
Frazer SIRA Submission
I recently attended the last SIRA Committee meeting to
make a submission (click here to download pdf) and for those who were
unable to attend, I would really appreciate any feedback,
(positive or negative as long as it is expressed
respectfully) to my email address as follows:
Come Support Nettie
As you may know, our beloved artist, Nettie Lodge, is having her next
show Saturday August 17th, and she needs our support.
If you or someone you know (preferably rich art collectors!) would like
to attend this exciting event, please forward this email to them
- invite attached.
Please come and show your support for all the effort that Nettie has
put into her work, all the beauty that Nettie paints, and all the
generosity that Nettie always returns to us one hundred fold - plays,
readings, art, invitations of any kind, cards, book illustrations - she
is unhesitating in giving her time.
Opening August 17
10-30 August 2013
Corner of Crown & Cathedral Sts
Sydney NSW Australia
LET'S HEAR IT FOR NETTIE!
Pittwater High School Captain - 2014
Ryan Marshall, son of
Melanie and John, has been elected school captain of Pittwater High
School for 2014.
This follows in the tradition of many offshore students who have
Maybe it's the water, maybe the food or perhaps the freedom that
offshore kids enjoy. Whatever it is it is great news for all of us that
live in Pittwater.
Congratulations and Best wishes
Woody Point Yacht Club
Commodore's Cocktail Party, August 10
You have been invited
to the Palace
to dine with the Queen
Join the rich and famous
Woody Point Yacht Club
“THE COMMODORE’S COCKTAIL
To be held at B.Y.R.A. on August 10th
Theme for the evening
“The Great Gatsby”
Vegetation Collection - Monday August 5
Please put your material out as described below, and further in
attached brochure and the Pittwater Offshore Directory – BY SUNDAY,
Any material not complying with collection guidelines will be left on
the road side for residents to arrange private collection.
- A maximum of 2 cubic metres of
vegetation for each household
- 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
- No soil or untied bundle
Restraint Fitting at Flying Fox Park
Pittwater Council together with Roads and Maritime Services invite
Pittwater parents and guardians to a free child restraint check on
Thursday 15 August.
The safety check provides peace of mind that your child’s car
restraint, harnesses and/ or booster seats are correctly anchored and
fitted. The free check will take place at Winnererremy Bay car
park, Mona Street, Mona Vale between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Thursday 15
Legislation requires that children younger than six months must be
secured in a rear-facing restraint and those between six months and
four years of age must be secured in a restraint which can be forward
Children aged between four and seven years must be seated in a forward
facing restraint or booster seat.
Pittwater Council’s Road Safety Officer Michelle Carter said the
restraints would be checked by an authorised restraint fitter, who is
authorised to fit and check only those seats that meet the Australian /
New Zealand Standard 1754.
“They will also be able to fit new car seats or turn rear facing seats
to the forward facing position.
Ms Carter said that the free check of car restraints did not include
the cost of any new equipment required to make restraints safe and only
direct guardians or parents of children were eligible for the service.
“The service is free. However, bookings are essential and can be made
by calling Council on 9970 1196,” added Ms Carter.
Residents are also reminded that legislation requires children under
the age of seven should not be seated in the front seat of vehicles,
where there are two rows of seating or more. For more information
on the new child restraint laws visit:
Bookings will only be taken for Pittwater residents. Warringah
residents should contact 9942 2447, and Manly residents can call 9976
1619 to ascertain the next child restraint fitting day for their
Media contact: Michelle Carter, Pittwater
Council Ph: 9970 1196
Free Movie Night at
Mona Vale Library
Relive some memorable moments with the classic movie To Kill a
Mockingbird at Mona Vale Library this winter.
Residents of all ages are invited to attend the free screening on
Wednesday 7 August from 7pm.
The movie is based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961.
Atticus Finch played by Gregory Peck is a lawyer in a racially divided
Alabama town. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of
raping a white woman.
Many of the townspeople try to persuade Atticus to pull out of the
trial, but he decides to go ahead.
Seen through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, the story explores
with rich humour and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult
attitudes towards race and class in the Deep South during the 1930s.
The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy
is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for
justice—but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
Mona Vale Library’s Manager, Cathy Howie said the movie nights are
guaranteed entertainment. “They are also a great way of reminding
residents of our extensive DVD collection that can be borrowed free of
Ms Howie reminded residents that the library is more than just a place
to borrow books. “It’s a community facility where people can go to
learn, listen to authors, read, access the internet or simply meet and
enjoy a movie together.”
Bookings for the movies can be made at the front desk at Mona Vale
library or by phoning 9970 1600.
Refreshments will be available for purchase during the screening.
Pink Floyd - Dog
Side of the Moon
for our Friend'
30-31 August from 7:30pm
weren't going to issue tickets for "The Dog Side of the Moon" and were
to have it as '$20 at the door'. However, there has been a large
of inquiries for tickets from people who don't want to risk not
Fair enough, we still won't sell tickets, but will take your booking in
of three ways:
Join the event you
are planning to attend - if you are bringing
please add a comment to the event.
23/Aug - https://www.facebook.com/events/643463309016750/
24/Aug - https://www.facebook.com/events/155223051327504/
30/Aug - https://www.facebook.com/events/530005137057158/
31/Aug - https://www.facebook.com/events/429443163819727/
Feel free to invite your friends to the event that you are joining. If
your friends are not on Facebook, leave a message on the event site.
3) Talk to one of the band
Looking forward to seeing you there!
23-24, 30-31 Aug
If you missed it last time, don't miss it this time. If you saw
it last time, you'll want to see it again.
is Heavy She’s My Mother
By Jan Carroll
A Catholic boarding school in the 40/50s and parents who had everything
- what could possibly go wrong?! The author writes of the dilemma of a
daughter who is caught in a relationship with a mother whose alcoholism
turns progressively worse.
Jan Carroll grew up in Elizabeth Bay/King Cross area of Sydney and went
to a Catholic boarding school. Her grandfather was E.J. Carroll,
producer of early Australian silent films. He built the magnificent
Prince Edward Theatre, which became Jan’s home away from home when her
mother was too drunk to care for her.
This is Jan’s first book.
Date: Thursday 15 August
Venue: Mona Vale Library
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
Cost: $8 Adults
$6.00 Concession - Pensioner and Students
(passes must be shown)
Phone: 9970 1600
FREE FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Boy Colonel
by Will Davies
This is the sad and tragic story of a gallant, highly decorated and
promising young man named Douglas Gray Marks.
Known as The Boy Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, was the
youngest battalion commander in the Australian Imperial Force. He was
highly regarded not only as a future military commander, but as a
business and community leader. Sadly in 1920 Douglas drowned at Palm
Beach while his young nephew and fiancée looked on.
Will Davies is a historian, writer and filmmaker.
He is the acclaimed author of In the Footsteps of Private Lynch and
Beneath Hill 60 as well as editing Somme Mud: The war experiences of an
Australian infantryman in France 1916-1919
Date: Tuesday 20 August
Venue: Mona Vale Library
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
Cost: $8 Adults
$6.00 Concession -
Pensioner and Students
(passes must be shown)
Phone: 9970 1600
FREE FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
Some nice people live around here !
To the kind person who handed in daughter Georgia's phone and to the
Mini Mart management who looked after it until they were
reunited, Thank you so much.
of the house at 33 Richard Rd, Scotland Island
Can anyone help with
information about this house?
I am keen to find out as much as possible about the small house
located over looking “Bills Bay”, opposite the Church Point Car
Park, midway between Bell and Carols wharves.
Does anyone know how long there has been a house on this site?
It is said that the building might have originally been the old Bayview
(Pittwater) Post office/store or the old Church Point post office
Can anyone confirm if this is correct and if so which building was
relocated and when/which year was it moved?
Does anyone know which year was the building was clad with shingles and
whether has it ever been fibro or weather board?
Any information at all about the history of the property, and or the
building, anecdotes etc. would be of great interest to me. Also, could
you let me know if you know any of our older residents who may not have
access to the SIRA newsletter but may know the history of this house?
I am happy to be contacted by email: email@example.com,
Mail: 53 Artarmon Rd, Willoughby
Thanks and looking forward to hearing about this house
Looking to purchase a treadmill in good working condition.
Call Peter Shelley
0407 379 666
Nanny / Carer Wanted
Looking for fun, experienced carer for happy, energetic 1-year old boy.
Minimum 4-hours per day.
Either Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
Phone Kirsty Bush
0405 110 564
|Scotland Island Web Site
in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
here to download
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or email@example.com
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 9979 3993 or
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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by visiting the Mona Vale Library.
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