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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

September 1, 2017

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 18, Issue 988


Thai Night at the next Fire Shed Dinner

Saturday 16th September from 7.00pm



Buggy Photoshoot

Saturday 2nd Sept. 2pm


Could my fellow Island golf buggy and light vehicle owners come together this Saturday around 2pm for a group photo shoot below the SI Bushfire HQ? The reason is that three of us from the SIRA committee are to meet on Monday with Ben Taylor, Deputy General Manager of Northern Beaches Council and staff to discuss among other things progress, if any, of discussions with RMS on conditional licensing of buggies and their management according to the Island Traffic Plan. The feeling is it’s an issue which we need to push along.
The photo is my idea of giving a face to the diverse group who have embraced a buggy as an environmentally friendly, mode of transport for Seniors, the less mobile, mums with young children, and the pack-horses and trolley pushers who have found these sturdy little vehicles ideally suited for our roads of varying steepness and unstable surfaces.  Also they are a far more island-friendly vehicle than cars.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you who can make it, buggies included.

Jane Rich, Natalie Phillips and other supporters





On a recent visit to the city my 10 year old daughter Lauren was saddened by all the homeless people she saw. When we returned she announced that she was going to do something to help them and decided on a pop up café at Catherine park.

After a bit of researching she decided to donate the money to the Exodus Foundation. The Exodus Foundation support by offering food services, access to GP's, counselling and dentists services, providing legal services and art, music and sport activity groups.

More information can be found at exodusfoundation.org.au

Please come whether there is rain, hail or thunder as the hall is booked!




Construction Update - Church Point Upgrade

Our contractor, Ward Civil, is continuing with the construction of the new roadway and car park at Church Point.
The new boardwalk and road realignment will be opened to the public on Monday 4 September, 2017.  It is important to note that a 40km/hr road work speed limit will be in place until the Car Park and final road works are completed early in 2018.
The new road alignment and temporary work zone set up for the next stage of works will result in reduced access to the Cargo Wharf for large trucks and no access for semi- trailers.
Users of the Cargo Wharf are also reminded of the following existing load restrictions on the Cargo Wharf:
  • Maximum  Vehicle Load of 8 tonne axle load
  • No vehicle access permitted to the east half of the wharf
  • Maximum Uniform Superimposed Load (Bulk Storage) of 0.5 tonnes per square metre
Further works in the area will continue from September to December 2017:
  • Carpark foundations
  • Service relocations for electricity and telecommunications
We thank the local community for their patience and understanding whilst we carry out these important and vitally needed improvements.
Should you have any queries about the work being carried out in the area, please contact : Eva Havenstein on 9970 1343.
Eva Havenstein
Manager Transport and Civil Infrastructure Engineering and Delivery

WPYC Commodores Cocktail Party

Early Notice !


November  11
Put it in your Diary .....


Choir moves to Saturday afternoons in the SI Hall

Big changes for the Scotland Island Singers! Our new name is ON QUAY- The Pittwater Offshore Community Choir

We are now meeting every SATURDAY afternoon at 2.15.
For August 'til 23rd September we will meet in the Scotland Island Hall.

Only $12 a week, pay as you go.

It's a Community Choir, singing a mix of musical styles.

You don't have to read know how to read music, (but it helps.)
Fun and welcoming atmosphere.
Men are welcome too.
No scary audition.
Join us!
Call Jessica on 0422 474 279 for more info.

Choir leader Jessica McGowan 0422 474 279 (& if you want more info about the SI choir… get in touch!)


Open Mic Night - Expressions of Interest

Calling singers, musicians,  comedians, actors, and Offshore Show-Offs...

Some of us are thinking of having an Open Mic/Talent Night in the Scotland Island Hall in late October or early November.  Anything goes. Classical, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Poems, Skits.... it's all good.

It would be a BYO, bring nibbles,  casual sort of night. Small door charge for Hall hire.

Get in touch with me if you would like to take part. Call Jess 0422 474 279.
Or email jessica_mcgowan@yahoo.com.au


The Co-Op Club Presents

September 2017 Bookings

Church Point Cafe -  Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm

Sun Sept 03: Rebecca Johnson Band :
Sun Sept 3: Rebecca Johnson Band  are back by popular demand for Father’s Day at the Co-Op Club! Let’s celebrate the most special day of the year for all the fabulous Dad’s and the first gig for spring at the Co-Op Club with this funky band. Rebecca plays kick ass bass and sings just as good with husband Con Settineri on drums and James Vertley on guitar. This trio will blow you away with great pop & soul music from artists that you’re all familiar with, including Bob Marley, Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder to name a few.. book for this one!

Sun Sept 10: Sly Dogs : SD

Dogs  are our house band and they always bring joy and a crowd of loyal followers with them. It must be because they play soulful music with Matt Trapnell leading the festivities and great young vocalist and cousin to Matt, Narelle Lewis singing her heart out on soul, pop classics from Janis Joplin to Helen Reddy to Lourde..

Sun Sept 17: The Dark Horse : DH

The Dark Horse featuring Mama Megs is a group who first became known to the Pittwater community when they played in the Top Room two summers ago. This creative bunch bring together some of Sydney's most innovative music makers who combine brooding, soulful vocals with beats 'n’ breaks. Etienne Klevaone samples dusty old Jazz, Philli Soul, Latin and early French soundtracks and mixes them with voice and organic instruments.

Muma Megs' soulful voice rides the tracks with harmonies straight off the soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western film, adding to the cinematic experience that is The Dark Horse.

 Sun Sept 24 : The JMA Honours Ban : JMA

The JMA Honours Band  are a bunch of musicians from the James Morrison Academy in Mt Gambier in SA handpicked by Morrison himself. They are in their 4th year of study at the academy and they feature Tom Panckridge trombone, Lachlan Karl Hamilton tenor saxophone, Jake Barden alto saxophone, Harry Morrison double bass, William Morrison guitar and Patrick Danao drums. They play original compositions of standards and have been touring the USA earlier this year where they worked together with students from The Julliard school, University of North Texas and The Monk Institute. Now they’re on the road in Australia and we’re very happy that they will be joining us at the Co-Op Club this Spring.

Music is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm  
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793



Double Bed Pine Slat Divan & mattress

Ikea glass top table - seats 6

Rustic garden table with 2 arm chairs

Ring Gary - 0488 218 512


Free Roofing

Free second had corrugated iron roofing

Mike 0409 121 112


Free to a Good Homeft

FREE to a good home Very large fish tank with stand lights and some equipment.
Still holds water or a fun terrarium for terrapin

W 120cm x H 150cm with stand

Contact Paul Smith 0416800040


Ausgrid and Storms

If anyone has had issues with Ausgrid and claims, John Bryson is interested in hearing from you.

If so to contact please john@bryson.com.au and 3 The Chase Lovett Bay 2105.


Wanted Home to Rent over Christmas

3 bedroom furnished home for holiday let over Christmas 23 Dec-31 Dec 2017 in Elivina Bay or Lovett Bay south.  

Please call James 0419 484 714


Selling Boat

3.00 Tuff Tender Polycraft (2015) with 15hp Yamaha Engine - $2700

Excellent sturdy boat for commuting across the bays.
More details on the boat can be found at: http://www.polycraft.com.au/model-range/300-tuff-tender/open-boat

  • 15hp Yamaha engine
  • Bilge pump
  • Portable Solar Charging Kit
  • Fully serviced.

Please contact:  Andres (0412 662247) or laoandres@gmail.com


The Local Guide

Community Information

Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
What's On Event Calendar 
click to go to the Calendar
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page click to go to Page
Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 Number, Usage & Charges
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 http://www.sirfb.org.au
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795 www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au
Offshore Photo Gallery offshore gallery
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable Water
  • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
  • SIRA Membership Application
  • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
  • General Information, Map & Contacts
Scotland Island & 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 6.00pm
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
Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings:  Barbara Labram M: 0473008339  or hall@sira.org.au
Pittwater Online Newshttp://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
Tick Fact Sheet
TUG Waitlist   (Tennis User Group) - Application Form


Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600
Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815

Real Estate

PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
Tanya Mottl at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
Waterford Partners Pty Ltd - Therese O'Neill  0424  22 44 12
L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale
Murray Bakker – Stone – murraybakker@stonerealestate.com.au – 0449 901 669

Services, Clubs & Accommodation

Scotland Island Traders - On-line shopping from your computer through www.g2u.com.au -delivered to your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders -  Graeme Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
email scotlandislandtraders@gmail.com
Justice of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 0414 994 092
Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
 Justice of the Peace  -  Lexie Le Blang 0418399674 or 99992574
Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
Pittwater Youth Hostel  - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Island Based Domestic Cleaner - Annie Hurn - 0410 688 008 - annie.hurn8@gmail.com
Solicitor - Rachel Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946

Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
Dynamic Yoga Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am. Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com
Nia Dance Fitness Classes WEDNESDAYD 7pm - Mandy Loveday 0411 345 389


Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
Scotland Island Players - contact Bob 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994 092
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com

Government Organisations

Northern Beaches Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au Web site click here
Member for Mackellar Jason George Falinski, email clicking here or jason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.au
Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Pittwater Council Cooee! Environmental Newsletter http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment/get_involved/cooee_newsletter

Airlines, Buses and Railways

Sydney Airport:
Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue:

Sydney Buses: Information.

Sydney Ferries:
City Rail:
Timetables & Information.
Country Link Rail:


Pittwater Weather
Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
Local Weather Forecast
Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

Emergency Contact Numbers   

ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service 9997 3795
Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service 9979 1612
Mackerl Beach Rural Fire Service 9974 1162
Rural Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills 9450 3000
NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
Sydney Water 132 090
Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909


You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au

Join West Pittwater Community Association

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association http://www.westpittwater.com.au/Contact/join-the-wpca

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The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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