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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

September  8 2013
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

logo SIRAC Parks and Reserves Notice

Have your say: Leahvera Reserve/Cargo Wharf

The SIRA Parks and Reserves Working Group invite all those interested in the rejuvenation of Leahvera Reserve and Cargo Wharf to join them at an onsite community forum.

Where: Leahvera Reserve
When: 4.00 pm, Saturday 14th September
Topics: the rejuvenation of the reserve, kayak storage, vehicle management, access to the new jetty, boat ramp

Host: Sue Dickson, Team Leader, Parks and Reserves Working Group

Harold Reserve: updates and changes

You may have noticed a few changes at Harold Reserve recently.

Here are the latest updates from the SIRA Parks and Reserves Working Group:
  • To protect the Reserve from soil erosion and bush degradation, Pittwater Council has extended the handrail to Carols Wharf. The rest of the railing is being repaired and will soon be completed
  • Council will be putting in water bars to protect the Reserve from further erosion, and some planting will be taking place
  • A new light has been installed next to the BBQ. On behalf of SIRAC and all residents, I would like to thank Margaret Stanley for her kind donation
  • A new picnic table will be arriving soon
  • Pittwater Council will be looking into a resolution for all the water craft left in the Reserve. We will keep you updated on that progress

Sue Dickson, Team Leader
The SIRA Parks and Reserves Working Group

Scotland Island Power Supply Improvements

Ausgrid Update

Existing power poles will be replaced along Thompson St and Hilda Ave as shown on the flyer. We anticipate the majority of  works to be completed within the timeframes below.

28 Aug for approx 8 weekdays – New pole holes will be excavated by hand for three poles on Thompson St (outside house numbers 85-95, opposite house numbers 48-58)

Another hole is to be excavated during the same time period in order to relocate the pole at the top of Hilda Ave (please download flyer HERE to see map)


Church Point Ferry Services
Buy any Multi use ferry ticket & receive one FREE coffee from the Waterfront Store


Available for the month of September only
Coupon given on purchase of ticket.
Present coupon to Waterfront Store for you free regular size coffee

Last Fireshed Dinner for 2013
Saturday 14 Sept.

Soul Food & Soul Music
From 7pm

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Cooking by Nathalie and her Southern Belles

Music by
Sly Dogs with Tina Harrod

Adults $20
Teens $10
under 12 $5

Sly Dogs performing at Church Point Cafelogo
Live music Sunday September 15, 2 to 5pm
and then every second Sunday through summer

Water Front Cafe
1860 Pittwater Road
Church Point

Don't forget to follow us on facebook for other up coming events


0417 023 373

Dog Side of the Moon

Final Weekend Rescheduled
Friday 27 & Saturday 28


"The Show Must Go On" said a famous person - and it will.

Broken bones will not stop The Flaming DogHouse, a small reconfiguration of
the equipment, a mesh of calendars and some prescribed drugs will see the
show complete its run on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September.
Doors open 7:30.  BYO

Tickets at the door, but you can be assured of your place if you book
online via Facebook:
Friday https://www.facebook.com/events/198313417010528/
Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/350150758454133/
or via eMail: theflamingdoghouse@gmail.com
or talk to Matt, Basil, Tim, Tina, Rick or David

See you on the Dog Side!

FLIP Jazz quartet gigs in September/October 2013.
FLIP jazz quartet

Featuring Lachlan Hamilton (Sax)
Rhys Daher (Drums)
Harry Morrison (Bass)
William Morrison (Guitar)
Gig dates
Sunday 8 September, Inch Cafe Mona Vale 12pm to 3pm 
Sunday 15 September, Zubi Bar Newport 9.30am to 12pm;  The Inch café Mona Vale 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Friday 27 September, Intercontinental Rialto (Market Lane Bar) Melbourne 5pm to 9pm
Sunday 29 September, Zubi Bar Newport 9.30am to 11:30am;  Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport  (Jazz Lunch Fundraiser) 12pm to 4pm

Sunday 6 October, The Inch Cafe  Mona Vale 12pm to 3pm;
Sunday 13 October, Zubi Bar Newport 9.30am to 12pm;  The Inch café Mona Vale 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturday 19 October, Newport School Fete Newport 12pm to 1pm
Sunday 20 October, Church Point Café Church Point,  3pm to 6pm
Sunday  27 October, Zubi Bar Newport 9.30am to 12.30pm;  Church Point Cafe Church Point 3pm to 6pm

WOW September Lunch
Antonia Kitching's: Seed FreedomMovement

Hi everyone,
Do you care about what you eat? Do you care about how animals are cared for and managed?

Antonia Kitching has kindly offered to host a thought-provoking September WOW get-together on Friday 20th September, so I'd be grateful if you could let me know ASAP if you would like to come.

Unfortunately due to venue constraints, there will be a maximum of 14 people for this event.

Antonia has asked if everyone could go the following website www.vandanashiva.org/navdanya to understand the importance of bio-diversity, so that we can become more aware about what we are buying at the supermarket.

Maths Tutor Year 10 +

Year 10 (and for HSC Maths next year)
Island based. 

May suit student or recent HSC graduate.

Please call Nikki on 0425 227792

Can anyone help ?
Fridge repair

We are relatively new to the Island.

I am told this might be the place to ask if anyone knows anyone (or even if they know anyone) who can re-gas or at least take a look at a Jennair fridge.

I am desperately wanting to get my fridge fixed instead of the other expensive option of getting 50 men to move it out and making more landfill.

I am at a loss to get a technician from mainland to actually keep their appointment.

If you can assist please contact me at shelleypeat@gmail.com


Free Shed!

3800mm x 3100mm
Good Condition, No corrosion

Call Peter 0402 112 642

Free Bunks
I have a set of grey metal powder coated bunks inc. mattresses that are free.
Contact is work 9997 6822 or mobile 0425 310 659.
Many thanks,

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