SIRA has upgraded the Scotland
Island Community Website. As well as a refresh of
the home page, information and galleries, there are two
significant additions to be aware of.
A new and handy Report an Issue page is there to help
assist you with ANY island related issues you may have.
Please take a moment to become familiar with these new
Did you know that you now have the ability to publish an
event on the Scotland Island Community Website’s Calendar?
What’s the benefit of doing this yourself?
As well as creating the entry on the calendar, it will
create a page that will display all the information for
your event. You can format this information as you want
- You get to add it when you’re ready, instead of
waiting on someone else to get to it.
- You get to add all the details that you want.
- You get to make the event’s page look the way you
You are also able to give your event an appropriate
category, such as classes, performances, kids, groups,
social, council, and SIRA. This way others can find your
event easily using a filter. Such categories include If
you are booking the hall, be sure to also select “_Hall
Booked” as well, so others can see the hall is utilised at
- the font, its size, colour, bold etc
- dot points or numbering
- a table
- links (for example to where tickets can be purchased
or to a linked event or fundraiser information)
- an image (copy and paste it in)
You can even create a recurring event so if you are
running a class for 10 weeks, this can be added in one go.
Your event will also automatically appear in sections like
the Upcoming Events on the website’s homepage when it gets
close to the date.
If you are involved in any event that is relevant to the
offshore community, then please, make use of the ability
to publicise it yourself to the wonderful online calendar,
so that everyone can see it.
Admins are alerted to all events created and will amend or
remove any content if needed.
There is a handy help page to guide you through how to add
your own event to the calendar, complete with sample
So go ahead, try it out now for the next event you are
NBN on Scotland Island
NBN Co have started work on the island to connect us to
the NBN (National Broadband Network). This timeline has
been brought forward as the costs were prohibitive to use
the new Ausgrid conduit. NBN Co are installing a submarine
cable that is trenched under the seafloor from Church
Point to the communications pit at Harold Reserve, Carols
Wharf. From there, the fibre optic cables will be sent
around the island using the existing poles where possible.
Significantly, NBN Co has changed out NBN technology and
we will now be receiving Fibre to the Premises
(FTTP). This is a significant improvement to
the previously proposed Fibre to the Curb as each
residence will now have the fibre optic cable go the
entire way to the premises and not rely on existing copper
from your driveway. Fibre optic cable will be installed to
your house regardless of if the current copper cable goes
underground from a private pole on your land. They will
try to use the existing path of your phone line now
(aerial or buried conduit) but some properties may require
a different path to be taken if needs be.
Work is underway now with the submarine cable and cabling
on the island to continue for some months. We expect the
island to be connected an on the NBN by the end of the
NBN Co have supplied the following information to help
guide residents through the process. They are also keen to
visit the island and hold a community information session
as the time comes closer to connection.
For now, residents do not need to do anything. Be aware
that you will be required to change your current phone and
internet options to an NBN plan in a few months and will
be required to allocate time for an install of the NBN
related equipment in your home.
Please click here for an
explanation of the the FTTP technology we will be
Please click here for information
on how to prepare for the connection to the NBN.
Be aware that as we are soon to be connected, scammers may
try and use this opportunity to cold-call you and scare
you into a product. Please click here for information
on how to be aware of and protect your self from
SIRA will keep you up to date with further information as
it comes to hand and inform you about the information
Water and Waste Water
Feasibility Study Update
Update on a study of the commercial feasibility of
providing water and wastewater services to Scotland Island
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view online HERE
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER
Due to the health risks posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus)
we have decided to postpone this function. We haven't
decided on a new date yet, but as soon as we do we will
let you know.
We apologise for the inconvenience but we think this is
the most sensible thing to do.
If you have already booked and paid online let us know
if you want us to refund the payment or hold it until
the new date is announced.
Further Information about COVID-19 is available from the
NSW and Federal Governments at these web sites:
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
Upright Piano for Sale
We are offering it for $200.00
It is in great condition, though one key is missing the
It will need, however, to be collected from the house.
4 Robertson Road
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