COMMUNITY VEHICLE SERVICE SUSPENDED IN SOME
Storm water runoff from recent rain has severely damaged the Island’s
roads and drainage infrastructure, making some areas dangerous for the
Community Vehicle to use safely.
Roads with severe gradients such as Hilda Avenue, Cecil Street and the
“hair-pin” bend leading to the top of the Island, now have deep ruts
and pot holes make driving dangerous for both drivers and passengers,
as well as the vehicle.
These roads are now considered off-limits to the Community Vehicle
until further notice.
The following service restrictions will apply:
We apologise to all of our customers for this inconvenience, but driver
and passenger safety comes first.
- No service to or from the top of the Island
from the end of Kevin Avenue
- No service to Hilda Avenue and Cecil Street
- No service along Thompson Street between Hilda
Avenue and Cecil Street
- Limited service along Thompson Street between
Carol’s Hill and Cecil Street with access only from Carol’s Hill to the
gully at the bottom, with the vehicle being required to reverse out
SIRA has requested Council to urgently attend to emergency maintenance
in these particular locations as well as other areas requiring
attention as a result of the storm.
Morning coffee catch-up with Mayor and GM at
Church Point this Friday
The coffee’s on
Church Point, Bayview, Scotland Island, Offshore community and local
residents are welcome to come along to our Coffee Catch-Up morning this
Friday 22 May, with Pittwater Mayor Jacqueline Townsend and Council’s
General Manager Mark Ferguson at The Waterfront Store and Café,
Church Point from 8.00 - 10.00am.
The views of the Community are critical to determining what’s best for
Pittwater, and our Mayor and General Manager will be on hand to hear
your views on the three options.
- Enjoy delicious coffee and
freshly baked goodies, and come along and have your say about local
government reform and any other issues.
- Ask your questions and find out how we are
tracking with the ‘Fit for the Future’ process.
- Find out about Pittwater’s
options, and please fill in the survey either on paper on online by
See you at The Waterfront Store and Cafe this Friday morning – coffee
More information - pittwater.nsw.gov.au/reform
Please pass this invitation on to your networks.
Manager - Community Engagement & Corporate Strategy
P: 9970 1108 I M: 0417 499 557
United front at public meeting on amalgamation
residents unanimous in their voice for ‘no change to Pittwater Council
or its borders without community support’.
Over 350 residents attended yesterday’s public meeting which saw an
overwhelming backlash against the NSW Government’s proposed Council
amalgamation plans as part of its ‘Fit for the Future’ program.
The meeting, held at Pittwater RSL Mona Vale, opened with the Hon. Rob
Stokes MP stating his support for Pittwater Council and its’ good
governance historically, whilst calling for Council to be willing to
take on the challenge of expanding upon this in the future.
“This is an opportunity to say; Can change benefit us? Make our
community stronger? Safer and better? And if so, that is a good thing,”
Mr Stokes agreed that while some of the reasons Pittwater saw itself
separating from Warringah remain valid today, “the Pittwater boundary
does not make complete sense, as it divides a catchment in two, and
from an environmental perspective this does not encourage good or
inexpensive environmental outcomes. Better to manage catchments
holistically,” he stated.
Ian Kennedy spokesperson for ‘Pittwater Forever’ summed up the
sentiment of the meeting in stating “ …we feel betrayed by the
politicians as we are in a process assessed by IPART, which is a
sham,… there is no evidence that amalgamation provides better community
Marcia Rackham, spokesperson for Mona Vale Residents Association stated,
“…we do not wish to return to the inefficiencies of Warringah and
unsympathetic developments” and in saying no to any change “We are not
being elitist, we are being true to ourselves and our environment,” she
Pittwater Council’s General Manager Mark Ferguson called for calm
stating “this is not a campaign yet, it is community engagement.
Effective community engagement and consultation is of the utmost
importance”, Mr Ferguson stated.
A key outcome of the meeting saw the 350 residents put forward a
motion, carried unanimously, for:
Pittwater to remain as we are without any boundary changes, and amended
this by calling for reaffirmation of the Government’s pledge that there
be no forced amalgamations.
Mayor Jacqui Townsend concluded proceedings in reaffirming the
commitment of Pittwater Council to its residents in providing local
representation and delivery of local services.
Cr Townsend urged “Please do not underestimate the importance of your
voice in this process” and encouraged the community to continue to have
Residents unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to go online have
your say via the online survey on our website,
If you haven’t already, contact your councillors individually.
Stay informed at our Reform page on the web
Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1114, 9970 1172
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
With the 60th anniversary of the SIRFS looming it seemed appropriate to
the place up for the occasion so members of the Community Fire Unit,
SIRFS members and other volunteers have recently taken on the
Our first big ‘thank you’ is to Scotty for his amazing help disposing
of masses of resultant ‘green waste’.
The ANDREW THOMPSON MEMORIAL has been upgraded. Originally
located in the park this memorial was moved to the fire station to
protect it from being vandalised. Donated by the Warringah
Historical Society it’s something of historical value to the island and
Recently installed at the station is the artwork BUOYS WILL BE
BUOYS which was generously created for the CFU by one of Scotland
Island’s best known and best loved artisans. A huge thank
you to Eamon Hamilton for his talent and his generosity.
Finally a thank you to those few people who did install house numbers
outside their properties. It’s really important that emergency
services are able to quickly identify properties and having a visible
house number is the best way. So please give it some thought
. None of us know when it may be our turn to need emergency
Champion Coffee &
Tempting Treats are on offer on the first Sunday of every month at
Scotland Island Community Hall.
Make a Blossoming
Beginning to your month
Skip Shopping & Sizzling
Bring your family to our monthly fundraiser for Scotland Island Kindy
and enjoy a few hours of BLISS with your neighbours.
Find out 7th June 9.30 - 11.30 at Scotland Island Community Hall
PS Treat donations are very welcome!
Cakes, cookies, savoury, fruit
phone: 0404 833 674
I have a chimney sweep coming to my place on 29th, if there is anybody
who needs their chimney swept give me a call on 0409 121 112
Boat for sale
ALL IN GOOD CONDITION
- MINI BOWRIDER FIBREGLASS HULL
- FORWARD STEERING
- KEY IGNITION
- YAMAHA F25HP FOUR STROKE MOTOR 1998
- ANTIFOULED AUG 2014
- NAVIGATION LIGHTS
- BATTERY & BATTERY BOX
- NEW BILGE PUMP WITH AUTOMATIC FLOAT SWITCH
- SAFETY GEAR + FIRE EXTINGUISHER
- 4 ADULT LIFE JACKETS
- 2 KIDDIES LIFE JACKETS
- UNDERSEAT STORAGE
We have a second hand, queen-size Futon mattress that we no longer need
If you would like it, please call Leanne on 0410 680 825.
views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA)