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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

August 14, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater



Dear Church Point Boat Permit Holders,

Construction to revitalise Church Point is about to start, with the first stage (1A) scheduled to commence on Monday 15 August. 

The work will take approximately 18 months (subject to the weather) and includes land reclamation, a new seawall with a suspended timber boardwalk and the McCarrs Creek Road realignment between the café/general store and Rostrevor Reserve.

The second stage of the works (1B) will involve the building of a new 120 space car park, service adjustments as well as pedestrian, property safety and access improvements.

Council has worked closely with the local community to deliver the $10 million upgrade with the residents’ representative Aesthetics Advisory Committee playing a crucial part in the final look and functionality of the space.

We are very conscious of the impact the construction may have on residents and wharf users and will do everything we can to minimise disruption during the construction period. We ask that during this time, where possible, you use the facility only when absolutely necessary and that the ferry may be a good option in some cases.

You will be kept updated on the work as it progresses.

If you would like further information, go to Council’s major projects page or contact me on 9970 1326.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Grant Tighe

Project Manager Church Point
Northern Beaches Council
M:  0466 513 567

Update from AUSGRID


 The overhead conductor supplying the Carols Wharf lighting was damaged during one of the recent storms by a tree rubbing away the insulation.
The poles supplying the lights are currently being treated for termites.
I have attended the site and planned a solution to temporarily supply the lights until the termite treatment is complete on the poles.
Ausgrid staff are scheduled to carry out the repair of these lights on Monday 15/08/16.

Mark Petracco | Engineering Officer

Scotland Island Fire Shed Dinner


Saturday 20 August at 7pm

Online booking at

A Farce of Nature

Encore Performance: 20 August at 8pm. 

Don't miss out.

Call Annette Ritchie 0410 007 501 to book.


Cast: (in alphabetical order):
Betsi Beem, Cheryl Byrne, Jessie Booth, Rachel  Carter, and Susan Muranty.
Luke Ratcliff, Matt Bowden, Matt Lakeman and Tim Byrne.
via Annette Richie at 0410 007 501
a mad-cap, pants-dropping, cross-dressing mayhem of a crazy two hours on the Island. Some boisterous language, lots of laughs, rudeness about some Islanders, - some would say a typical Bob Bolton effort.

Kindy looking for a Fridge!

Dear Community

If you have a old Fridge available that still works but you would like somebody to pick it up to get rid of it.
The Island Bush Kindy would love to have it.

Please call Aggy 0424 209 242 to make arrangements.

Thank you

Artist's Trail Off-Shore Artists?

Any off-shore artists interested in submitting art to the Artist’s Trail this year ?
If so, could you please ring Vicki Ratcliff on 99990192.

Free to Good Home

Homemaker (K Mart) microwave oven.
About 17 litres (small).
Works well.
Condition: fine,
Please collect if wanted.

Lizzie Brand  0424341458.

Brand New Office Drawers for Sale


Never Used - $100

Never used, lockable office drawers. 45x55 cm on castors.
They were $250 from store .
Free assembly.
Open to offers!

Phone Nadine 0402 752465


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