Water and Wastewater
SIRA has been meeting with State Government and Council officials to
progress the connection of Scotland Island to water and sewerage. While
sewerage services are a SIRA priority, residents commented in the
survey conducted in 2015 that a permanent Sydney Water connection was
also desirable. If it is possible, SIRA will pursue the connection of
both sewerage and water for residents of Scotland Island.
SIRA met with Minister Blair on 26 November 2015 to reinforce the
necessity for Scotland Island to remain on the Government’s Priority
Sewerage Program and that the works needed to be scheduled. As
suggested by the Minister, SIRA investigated alternative options to
Sydney Water’s proposal. A representative from the company PS Solutions
visited Scotland Island in December to familiarised himself with the
terrain of the Island and with issues related to the installation of
mains sewer. PS Solutions then consulted Flow Systems, a sustainable
utility providing drinking water, recycled water and wastewater
services to greenfield and urban infill communities. SIRA also
requested that the report of the expected costs to connect mains
sewerage to the Island, as determined by Sydney Water, be provided and
was received in early March.
A meeting in Minister Blair’s office on 31 March was attended by the
policy officers of Minister Blair and Rob Stokes, representatives of PS
Solutions and Flow Systems and Judy Readman, Cass Gye and Bill Gye from
SIRA. The outcome from the meeting was that Minister Blair’s office
expected a feasibility study of connection of sewerage to the Island be
conducted, that the costs quoted by Sydney Water to connect sewerage
were very high and PS Solutions and Flow Systems believed it could be
undertaken at a much lower cost. The action from the meeting was that
Minister Blair’s policy officer contact Sydney Water for further
discussion on their costings, feasibility and implementation, plus
A meeting on 8 April with the local member Rob Stokes was attended by
Bill Gye, Cass Gye and Judy Readman from SIRA, a representative of Rob
Stokes staff, representatives of Pittwater Council and representatives
from PS Solutions and Flow Solutions. Commitment of the NSW Government
to this project through the Northern Beaches Regional Action Plan in
2012 was confirmed by Rob Stokes, MP. PS Solutions presented a concept
plan and Flow Systems were able to give examples of work in which they
had been involved. All agreed that mains water and sewerage should be
done at the same time. PS Solutions and Flow Solutions estimated that
the project to supply mains water and sewerage could be at a
significantly lesser cost than quoted by Sydney Water.
Following this meeting, Rob Stokes wrote to Minister Blair to seek
funding from the State Government for the feasibility study. The
Northern Beaches Council, at its meeting on 16 June 2016, resolved to
seek NSW Government funding in 2016-17 for an options study for the
provision of water and sewerage services to Scotland Island and write
to the Member for Pittwater, the Hon. Rob Stokes MP to seek his support
for the project.
If you are interested in being further involved in this issue and
lending a hand, we encourage you to join the Water and Wastewater
- SIRA will continue to liaise with Minister Blair’s
office, Rob Stokes and the Northern Beaches Council to progress the
feasibility study and an appropriate solution to provide sewerage and
water to the Scotland Island community.
- SIRA will provide input into the terms of reference
for the feasibility study and inform residents of the outcome when the
report is released.
Please email Marie Minslow email@example.com Water & Wastewater
Available as a download PDF HERE
New Water Line 1 Monitor
Nathalie Muir has finally
retired as Line 1 Water Monitor.
Nathalie has carried out this task with the utmost efficiency and
commitment and SIRA thanks her for the dedication she has given to this
Nikki Gibson, who
lives on Richard Road, has been chosen to take up
this demanding role from August 1.
She can be contacted on her mobile 0425
227 792 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The same booking procedures apply, please read the Guidelines.
Please give her your support as she navigates her way through the world
of water bookings!
Please read the full notice (pdf) here.
Saturday 20 August at 7pm
Online booking at www.sirfb.org.au
Performance: 20 August at 8pm.
Don't miss out.
Call Annette Ritchie 0410
007 501 to book.
(in alphabetical order):
Cheryl Byrne, Jessie Booth, Rachel Carter, and Susan Muranty.
Luke Ratcliff, Matt Bowden, Matt Lakeman and Tim Byrne.
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.
THE READING HOUR
'Fortunately the Milk' by Neil Gaiman
Tuesday 16 August, 6-7pm
Primary school aged children and their parents are invited to come and
listen to a reading out loud of Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman.
The Reading Hour is about promoting reading to
children and the social and educational benefits it brings
Mona Vale Library
Ages 5 + (crafts available
for younger children)
Refreshments will be
provided Bookings 9970 1600
Wanted House to Rent
Young family looking to rent a house (3 bedrooms) on the island from
end of August- September on a 12-18 months lease.
Could you please give us a text / call on 0450040976
Hope to hear from you.
Calling all unloved Monopoly
you stuck in a dark draw waiting for the next round of family fun?
We have a solution to your woes!!!
Cleo Westley (age 9) is doing a school project and requires some old
monopoly board games.
They do not have to be complete sets, ideally the board will be the
four fold version.
Home 9999 5598, Camille 0401 245 298, Giles 0414 398 333
Studio Wanted to Rent
Single, Professional lady looking for a studio to rent
Please call Nicole on 0411 267 997
Volvo S40 T4 saloon
Contact: Lee 0408 801 657
- good condition
- good runner
- 224,000 kms
- rego till November 2016
- 2016 car park sticker
- new battery June 2016
- one lady owner (true!)
- red (what other colour would she drive?)
We have a Bunny rabbit, Guinea pig and hutch FREE!!
To give away.
The animals are very child friendly and they love to be held!
Ph) 0438 074 486
Hm) 9997 8559
Long Term Rental Wanted
Mature couple looking for long term rental ( 12 mths plus) furnished or
not, from early October.
Dianne & Steve Oliver
- Min. 2 bedroom
- Deep water mooring jetty
- North facing
- Up to $800 p/w
- Small dog (non shedding)
- Excellent references can be provided.
Mob. 0488 674 000 (D)
0427 427 095 (S)
For Sale Commuter Boat -
- 3.5m Red Polycraft Hull (Smartwave 3500) 2010 model
with Yamaha 15HP Outboard (2015)
- Outboard is short shaft/ 2 stroke/ 18 months old
- Includes motor lock, oars and rowlocks, fuel filter,
25L fuel tank, fuel line, bimini top, bow rope and steel cable
- Boat registered to March 2017
New, unused but not
attached to boat. packaging damaged on some items...$250
Bilge Pump, Float switch,
Battery AGM DC 20A, Battery RM 12-7.2
Dc, Battery charger 1.6 amp, Solar Panel sun 10W, Navigation light set,
Fold down stern light, Marine cable/black 4m, red 4m, Cable clamps,
also available second hand....$50
2 dolphin torches, Anchor,
Spare fuel containers 10L and 5L, Clears for
bimini (not correct size but can be adjusted to fit), Lifejackets and
or email email@example.com
- Sewing fabric collected over the years.
Come and have a look and take what you want.
- A Brother HL-2142 laser printer.
0418 640 910
House for Rent - $600
3 bedroom waterfront house
Available on short or long lease
Furnished or unfurnished
Call/text Rachel 0406 239 946
Free lounge and chair.....
Must be gone asap.....
call Phillippa 0407 244 677
Studio for Rent:
Studio is Situated on waterfront property near Tennis Court Wharf.
It is a small but liveable space including bathroom and tiny
Private shared wharf included.
Queen Size Mattresses
King Koil Chiropractic
Medium Pillow Top Mattress
Endorsed by the
International Chiropractic Association
GREAT CONDITION, HARDLY USED FROM NEW
Pick up from Robertson Road
Looking for a good home, make me an offer
Call Lizzie 0477 939 408
Polycraft for Sale
Clean Fill Available
Clean fill available on Scotland Island, delivered to your property in
bulk at no costs.
Please contact Peter 0407 379 666
Island Web Site
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|Scotland Island Residents
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) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Island Emergency Non-potable Water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map &
& Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Long Day Care at The Scotland Island Kindy,
Catherine Park, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am till walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry till
Vacation Care, Parents Group on Mondays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 0431 125 142/02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
Island Community Hall
Labram M: 0473008339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya
0414 187 916
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994 092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
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)
|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
Fire Service Headquarters Terrey
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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