Your Action is Needed to Protect our Future Access
Notice of SIRA AGM
Community Summer Celebration
Pittwater Farewells Harvey Rose
Carols Afloat 2015
Church Point Ferry Service Christmas Timetable
Family Friendly Events at Mona
Coastal Environment Center School Holiday Events
Goodwill Christmas Lunch
Co-Op Club - December Line-up
Timber Skiff for Sale
Cot for Sale
Kayak for Sale
Local Contact Guide
Your Action is Needed to
Protect Future Access
to Our Homes
Pittwater Council has just released the
long awaited Report on future
parking infrastructure at Church Point.
This report has been produced
in preparation for the matter to come before Council on Monday,
December 7 .
We need more time to fully analyse this report, but from our initial
analysis these are the headlines:
Exclusivity for Church Point permits
There is a proposal for
unspecified “portions” of exclusive parking in
the evenings for vehicles with Church Point Parking Permits in both the
main carpark AND the new proposed infrastructure.
Cost and Fees
- The proposed CP Permit Fee is $500 (a second Permit
- The cost for non-local residents purchasing a CP
Permit will be $1,000
- There is a proposal for 50 leased spaces, with their
annual fee at $4,939
Once the new infrastructure is paid off in
10 year’s time, the fees remain in place at a reduced level.
Proposed changes to parking arrangements in Eastview
- Removal of parking spaces on the water side of
- The remaining side of Eastview parking regulations
will be changed to 4P only between 8 am to 10 pm.
The report can be found here: http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/council/projects/current/mccarrs_creek_rd_realignment
- We need you to communicate with Councillors to convey
your views. Some key points you might consider:
- A significant
amount of exclusivity is needed in the evenings – 6pm to
6am (e.g. at least 50% in the main carpark and 100% of the new
- CP Permit Fees
should remain at their current level until the actual final cost
of the project is determined.
- Please email us a copy of all your communications at
- We need your attendance at the Council meeting on
The contact number and email address of your Councillors is: http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/council/About_Council/coun
Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting
of the Scotland Island Residents' Association
will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 11 am
Catherine Park, Scotland Island
The Ordinary Business of the meeting will be:
- To confirm the Minutes of the previous Annual General
Meeting and of any General Meeting held since that meeting
- To receive the Report of the Association during the
- Updates from Subcommittees and Working Groups
- Church Point
- Roads and Drainage
- Water and Wastewater
- Parks and Reserves
- Waste Management
- Community Vehicle
- Community Hall
- Community Engagement/Communications
- To receive and approve the Audited Financial
Statement submitted by the Association to members
- To elect Officer Bearers and Ordinary Committee
Members of the Association
Nomination forms must be received by 11 am
November 29, 2015
Note: If insufficient nominations are
received by November 29, additional nominations can be proposed at the
An Afternoon on the Green
Sunday December 6th, 2:00pm
Pittwater Farewells one of its own..
Harvey outside Parliament House, RAID Rally to save
Pittwater Council is mourning the loss of
former Mayor Harvey Rose who passed away on Friday 27 November 2015.
A passionate Avalon resident since 1971, Cr Harvey Rose was elected as
Mayor of Pittwater in 2009 a position which he held until 2012.
It was during his leadership as Mayor, Currawong was secured into
public hands forever and the Currawong State Park Advisory Committee
Harvey was an advocate for the ‘Friends of Currawong’ and the Chair of
both the ‘Pittwater Residents Against Inappropriate Development’ and
‘Save Mona Vale Hospital’ committees.
Pittwater Mayor Jacqui Townsend said Currawong was particularly close
to Harvey’s heart.
“Harvey said that ‘to think that Currawong, a place where all the
people, no matter how well off or not well off could go and have a good
holiday with the family, would be taken away and turned into an
exclusive sub-division for the mega rich, I found that abhorrent’.
Harvey is fondly remembered for his love of prose, so it seems only
fitting to recall a piece from his Mayoral Column from 26 March 2011."
“Currawong has been saved. Pittwater Park has
emerged – through long, hard, persistent effort based for so many
involved, in the belief that such a significant site should be in
public ownership forever. I am sure many involved would recognise the
somewhat idealistic spirit in that little poem by William Wordsworth:
“My heart leaps up when I behold,
A rainbow in the sky,
So was it when my life began,
So it is now I am a man,
So be it when I shall grow old”
Sometimes rainbows translate into realities.”
Mayor Townsend said Harvey was renowned for his passionate community
advocacy, and was presented with the Pittwater Citizen of the Year
award in 2005 for Outstanding Service to the local community.
Harvey will be remembered by our community and we send our thoughts and
prayers to his wife Wilga, sons, daughter and adored grandchildren.
Friends of Currawong
It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the death of Harvey Rose.
Harvey was a passionate supporter of Friends of Currawong and played a
vital role in its preservation. Harvey fought tirelessly for
Currawong for many years in his various roles as Pittwater Councillor
and F.O.C committee member. Harvey eventually became the Chairperson of
F.O.C before resigning to become Mayor of Pittwater.
As passionate about the English language as he was about the various
political and community causes he fought for, Harvey was an outstanding
orator and was never more at home than when he was’ megaphone in hand’
leading the charge at a rally. Harvey Rose was one of a kind and was an
inspiration to all who knew him.
President Friends of Currawong
Manly Daily article published on Harvey’s contribution.
Harvey Rose: Passing
of a passionate Pittwater icon
by John Morcombe
Manly Daily Dec. 2015
It's on again on Tuesday 22nd December
7.00pm at Frog Hollow
at Church Point Wharf
the fun with family and friends .. bring along that silly hat, a picnic
and the dogs.
Point Ferry Service
Christmas Time Table
Family Friendly Events at Mona
Saturday 12th December
3.15pm Christmas Panto
Memorial Hall, Mona Vale $5
What better way to get into the festive season than with a traditional
pantomime coming to Mona Vale for the first time!
‘Mrs Claus Christmas’
It’s Christmas Eve and Santa Claus has been kidnapped by Barry Von
Baddie, who has always been on the naughty list. Mrs Claus must spring
Performance lasts for 45 minutes and is suitable for all ages!
Call 9970 1600 and reserve your seat today.
Christmas Movie screening of ‘Elf’ FREE
Thursday 17th December
6.15pm Christmas Movie screening of ‘Elf’ FREE
Call 9970 1600 and reserve your seat today.
Community Development Librarian
P: 9970 1606
Mon, Tues, Wed
Library Opening Hours
Mona Vale Library will be closed 24 December and will re-open on
Tuesday 29 December. The library will also close at 2pm on 31 December
and re-open Saturday 2 January 2016.
Avalon Library will be closed on Friday 25 December and will re-open on
Tuesday 29 December. The library will also close Friday 1 January 2016.
Environment Centre School Holidays
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About our program
Kids on the Coast is a fun and educational program with a wide range of
activities, teaching kids the value of our natural environment.
Booking online here....
- $60 - Full day (10am - 3pm)
- Includes morning and afternoon
- Plus supervision over lunch.
- BYO lunch (as it is not provided).
Christmas Day 12 noon
let us know if you would like to join us.
is Essential !
Contact Nathalie 0419 432 460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Op Club Presents
December 2015 Bookings
Church Point Cafe
play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
Dec. 6: Shane Flew :
Flew is a regular contributor to the Sydney live music scene
performing as a solo artist and adding musicians to the unplugged
format as well as his five piece electric band, "The Cuckoo's Nest",
made up of some of the very best musicians Sydney has to offer. At the
Co-Op Club on Dec 6 Shane will be joined by Clare O’Meara on keys &
violin, Dan Johnson, slide guitar & Dave Armstrong, percussion.
& original entertainer for the heartlands of the world
United Artists USA
Dec. 13: Backsliders ** $20** – bookings essential ph: 9979 6633 :
from the northern hill country surrounding the Mississippi delta that
Australian blues stalwarts Backsliders take their sonic cues. That
driving, repetitious groove, it’s minimal chord changes giving it a
distinct feeling and focus, something that Backsliders have proven
adept at mastering, all while adding their own unique Australian way to
it. With guitar & vocals by Dom Turner, drummer extraordinaire, Rob
Hirst (Midnight Oil, Ghostwriters) and the harmonica attack of Joe
Glover. With their 11th studio album, Darkside, Backsliders are proving
that there’s new meat to be pulled from old bones as they continue to
put a new take on the blues.
Check them out here at Bluesfest 2012 https://youtu.be/8-EJ8u_QSCM
..’Without a dispute the
best blues band in Australia. Their material is impeccable and their
musicianship is a wonder to behold’ – SMH
Dec. 20: Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs :
Trapnell & The Sly Dogs return to the Co-Op Club as our monthly
house band. Don’t miss this very popular outfit as they deliver their
version of dirty swamp blues & funk that will have you dancing the
Dec. 27: LA CHUSCA :
CHUSCA is a Latin band led by Magdalena Mira, a Chilean Singer and
musician who has lived in Australia for the past eight years where she
has focused on her love of Latin and Jazz music. She has a unique
ability to absorb and express music from her culture as well as others,
creating an interesting hybrid. Teaming up with Gavin Ahearn on keys,
Peter Firth on bass and Ben Kidson on percussion this will be a day of
deep musical journeys certain to make your hips move and your soul
“..Magdalena Mira is an
exquisite sounding and feeling singer, with a rare gift for
interpreting and communicating songs..”
ALL ITEM MUST GO by 5th
December - no reasonable offer refused
Please call Toby 0415812457
Quintrex FISHABOUT MKII
14 foot aluminium dinghy
2010 30 HP YAMAHA CV MOTOR - 704hr
Forward Steer - Rear motor guard
Lowrance Fish Finder
Nav Lights, Battery, solar panel, automatic bilge pump, compass
Safety equipment - 6 jackets, oars, torch etc
2 X 20L Petrol tanks
regularly serviced @ pittwater marine
Includes tow doughnut and new bridle and tow rope
2009 EZ-GO ST400 Workhorse
345 hr - 400cc petrol motor
bull bar and towball with rear step
Poly tilt tray back with rear seat
Also with flat bed tray and rear seat
spares include 2nd roof, spare wheel + tyre, oil and other spares
Owners manual and PDF workshop manual
+ small trailer
6 seater Teak outdoor
setting - extends to 8 seater
Quintrex Champion 10ft
Fold up wheels on stern.
green myak kids kayak with
For Sale: 14 foot Timber
Rowing Skiff: $9,300
This gorgeous, almost 'classic' pulling skiff is the real deal. Has
been lovingly restored locally right down to the plaque that vouches
'Built by Ian Smith, Sydney Wooden Boat School, Mortlake - 1993'.
Complete with near new aluminium dolly, full canvas cover, hollowed
timber oars, timber outriggers and sliding seat.
Varnished inside, two pack epoxy topside.
Kept in Elvina Bay garage since renovation.
Very safe and perfect for Pittwater conditions. 14ft 1in (4.3m) x 5ft
11 in (1.8m) widest, 3ft 9in (1.1m) inside.
Contact David: 0474 297 919
Small lounge suite in good condition, free to good home.
Please contact Margaret on 9907 8287
White slatted cot for Sale
White slatted cot in good condition,
just a donation of $25 to the
Call Louise 9979 5228
Kayak for Sale
Wanted used outdoor wooden table for 6 - 8 people.
Please call Carolyn 0411221051.
Island Web Site
go to the Calendar
|Scotland Island Residents
||click to go to Page
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 details - click
here for details
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
Island Emergency Non-potable water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map & Contacts
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Children's 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: email@example.com
Island Community Hall
|Tick Fact Sheet
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 email@example.com
Chi & Qi Gong classes –
Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
and reviewing recordings
|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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