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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

December 8, 2019

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater

Dear Resident,

Bushfire risks for Scotland Island residents – being prepared

The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade is hosting a Community Meeting on Sunday 15th December at 10am at the Fire Station. All residents are invited to attend.
We will provide an update on:
  • The outlook for the current fire season and bushfires currently burning that could affect our community
  • The importance of having a Bushfire Survival Plan
  • The triggers for enacting your Bushfire Survival Plan – emergency broadcasts, Fires Near Me, Social Media etc
  • How to prepare your family
  • How to prepare your home
  • How to prepare your pets
  • Relocation and evacuation options
This is an important meeting and we encourage all residents to attend.

In the meantime, we strongly encourage all residents to make use of the collection service offered by Council. This is an important opportunity to reduce the fine fuel load on your property and reduce the risk of bushfire. We recommend you act immediately to do this and place the bags out for collection on the roadside by Wednesday 11th December. Remember though, this is just one of many things you should do to prepare your property and it’s not a once off activity!

This RFS brochure provides details of the other things you should also be considering.  Bushfire and Your Home

We hope to see you and your family on Sunday 15th December at 10am at the Fire Station.

If you have any immediate questions please contact the station by email sirfb@sirfb.org.au or by phone 9999 4404.


Peter Lalor


Church Point Ferry Service

Ferry Fare 2020

Fare increase

Church Point Ferry Service



Scotland Island Fire Brigade Goodwill XMAS Lunch

December 25th from Midday at the fire shed

To help us with the catering please RSVP by 18th December at the latest


Booking is essential !

Contact Nathalie 0419 432460 or nathalie@muir.net

Pittwater Carols Afloat

Thursday 19 December 7pm at Lovett Bay,

then onto Church Point Wharf from 8.30pm


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