Residents have their say
Government Review Panel Hearing
SI Vehicle Rego Day
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PITTWATER RESIDENTS HAVE THEIR SAY
Local residents attending a community meeting last night organised by
the Council reaffirmed their opposition to amalgamating Pittwater with
Warringah and Manly councils.
The idea is being proposed by an independent panel engaged by the NSW
government to recommend reform of local councils.
Around 200 residents packed into Mona Vale Memorial Hall last night to
hear Councillors and senior staff outline what the proposal would mean
for the local area.
Pittwater has been earmarked for absorption into a northern beaches
council area of over 250,000 residents.
Mayor Jacqui Townsend said residents had fought hard 21 years ago to
establish their own council and ‘their sense of self-determination.’
“We want to keep the natural environment and local character that makes
Pittwater what it is today. We want certainty in our planning laws so
we know what our neighbour is going to build.”
Residents attending the meeting heard a presentation by the Council’s
Director of Planning Steve Evans on the changes to NSW planning law due
to come into effect by the end of this year.
If adopted by the government, the planning changes would mean automatic
approval for 80% of developments without notifying neighbours.
Mayor Townsend said the new planning laws would put development ahead
of the environment and the character of neighbourhoods.
She said that the planning changes coupled with the proposed
amalgamation represented the ‘greatest threat to Pittwater since the
council was created in 1992.’
Residents at last night’s meeting passed two unanimous motions
rejecting outright the move to amalgamate Manly, Pittwater and
Warringah Councils and ‘any changes to planning laws to expedite
development applications without detailed and extensive consultation
To make a comment on the planning laws visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au
To comment on the proposed amalgamation visit www.localgovernmentreview.nsw.gov.au
Mayor Jacqui Townsend, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1104
29 May 2013
INDEPENDENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVIEW
June 3 – 5pm to 7pm
Warringah Council Chambers, 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why
Note - You must pre-register online if you wish to speak at the meeting
(see below leaflet)
Pittwater Council is providing buses for residents wishing to
BUS WILL BE AT CHURCH
POINT CAR PARK ON TUESDAY AT 3.45PM FOR DEPARTURE AT 4PM
RETURN BUS WILL BRING
PEOPLE HOME AT CONCLUSION OF COMMUNITY HEARING.
If you wish to take this bus to attend the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “YES” in
the subject line to register your interest and to gauge numbers.
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Friends of Currawong
The current proposal to amalgamate Pittwater Council with Warringah
will have a significant impact on Currawong. It is very unlikely that
an amalgamated council will have the same care and stewardship that
Pittwater Council is providing. Warringah Council will have other
priorities and the Currawong that we all fought for will be neglected.
For the sake of Currawong it is vital that Pittwater remains an
independent Council. To support this there are some actions where you
can personally contribute.
the Tuesday 4 June 2013 Public Hearing
The Independent Local Government Review Panel is holding a Public
Hearing between 5pm and 7pm at Warringah Council Chambers, 725
Pittwater Road Dee Why.
You must pre-register to speak at this meeting. If you wish to address
the Panel for 5 minutes complete this form through the following link www.localgovernmentreview.nsw.gov.au
and email to email@example.com
You can attend the meeting but not speak without pre-registering.
Council is arranging buses to assist members of the public to attend
the public hearing.
Buses will depart at 4pm on Tuesday 4 June from Warriewood Valley
Sports ground, Jacksons Road opposite Warriewood Square Shopping
To show our opposition, we encourage supporters to gather outside the
Council on arrival.
Friends of Currawong
Friends of Currawong
PO Box 31
Newport, NSW 2106
Yesterday I was the victim of a scam, because I received a ‘supposed
Yahoo email’ asking me to update my Yahoo Mail, by entering my user
name and password, which unhappily I did.
Apparently these ‘corporate’ emails are circulating and one of the
things to look for is the fact that they say Dear Customer instead of
your name. I have since found out that at least 4 of our friends were
ready to transfer the $2000 requested. The email sounded feasible.
There is also apparently a similar scam to access people’s Paypal
account and I know of 1 person, who yesterday saw that money had been
withdrawn from her account to pay for something she did not purchase.
Because they stole my ‘contacts list’, I am now concerned that other
people in the community with Yahoo accounts (can be Yahoo groups) are
now also getting these scam emails.
Today there is one going out supposedly from Lisa MacDonald.
Please be wary of any email asking you to enter your user name and
If anyone has any other useful information or advice, please share it.
Ed: Suggest you close the email account and open a new one - probably
best to use another email provider too - and change your password !
Island Motor Vehicle Registration Day
are 9am to 3pm on Saturday, July 6th, 2013
I will be attending Scotland Island Rural Fire Station to examine all
registered motor vehicles. As usual, my mate Bruce Healey should be
there depending on how well he is.
As I have done this since 1995-96, with the help of Bruce Healey and
Cass Gye as well as Graeme Richmond, I thought it only fair to notify
you well in advance.
For further information, please contact Cass BUT....make sure you car
looks at least presentable for the occasion because if it looks like
junk, it will be treated as such.
Proceeds go to the Rural Fire Service on the Island.
REGO PAPERS PLUS MOTOR VEHICLE
$60.00 PER VEHICLE $10.00 S.I.R.F.B. $70.00 TOTAL
Brian "Friendly" Friend
5th June, 12 noon at Margaret Molloy's -"Nunyara", Lovett Bay.
A very special opportunity to honour our own 'living treasure' Margaret
Molloy OAM, who has kindly offered her home "Nunyara" at Lovett Bay as
the venue for our June get-together.
Margaret has graciously agreed to recount her speech delivered as Guest
Speaker for the National Council of Women for Australia at Parliament
House, Sydney for Australia Day 2013. Times may change, but
resourcefulness, resilience and generosity of deed and spirit are never
outdated-a wonderful opportunity for discussion.
On this occasion everyone is kindly asked to bring a generous lunch to
share, drink of choice (bubbles very much welcomed) and a portable
chair. The ferry will stop at "Nunyara" at around 11.45am for a 12 noon
This will be a popular event and space is limited, so RSVP to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
would be appreciated ASAP (if you wouldn't mind, please don't RSVP
directly to Margaret).
Largest Selling Wine Syndicate Newsletter
the Wine that's fit to Drink :)
Greetings Wine Lovers
Brrr... Winter is nearly upon us and in Pittwater that means
roaring log fires, mulled wine, heavy overcoats, snow-shoes, the bark
of the husky... Or perhaps not.
What it does mean is that there will be plenty of opportunity for
friends to gather around the BBQ to enjoy a lamb chop and a glass or
two of quality Wine Syndicate wine. I for one would like to see a
fine Rioja Tempranillo, but I suspect that will not be among the wines
selected. One thing I do know is that those who choose our wine do so
with great care and with considerable thought given to value and
It was only yesterday it would seem that we gathered to choose our
autumn selection.s tell you of our next tasting - rather earlier than
usual. Please diarise (not a nice word) June 30th at
and Debbie Crookes.
coming by road and heading south past cargo wharf. its about 80
meters past the intersection down to the wharf. look for a big
sparkling sign with "121" on it. Walk down the path to the house and
follow the path to the right of the house heading for the water.
coming by road and heading north, keep an eye out for the sign - it
does face north partly hidden by a bush but you should be able to see
it. If you get to cargo wharf intersection. turn around and
follow above instructions.
Boat. First boat house south of cargo wharf. High gable grey roof with
white windows / doors.
If you are new to our totally not-for-profit wind syndicate it is lots
of fun. Not only a chance to have a taste of fine wines but also the
opportunity to meet your neighbours.
As to the notes and prices: Still coming. We will let you have them as
soon as they come to hand
Date: June 30th 2013 from 3pm.
More news as it comes to a hand.
Friends signup http://pittwaterwine.net46.net
can Connect at Jobshed
Pittwater and Warringah
Councils are inviting local businesses to be part of a new jobs and
careers event known as JOBShed.
JOBShed will be held at
Mona Vale Memorial Hall from 9am – 4pm on Saturday 20 July.
Businesses are invited to showcase their strengths to young people and
parents, first-time job seekers or career changers who are exploring
and discussing local job and training/ apprenticeship opportunities.
Regional Economic Development Coordinator Paul William-Smith said this
is the first time the two councils were offering local businesses the
chance to showcase their career and training opportunities across the
“Businesses will be able to target young people who are considering
local job options after high school”.
“While many young people attend university following high school, that
pathway is not for everyone,” said Mr William-Smith.
“The JOBShed event will give businesses the chance to promote real
jobs, both skilled and unskilled positions, as well as apprenticeship
and training opportunities.”
Mr William-Smith said that the economic development plans for the area
highlighted the need to develop a strong local economy, building on a
locally-based skilled workforce which will help to reduce the ‘brain
drain’ from our region.
“This will be the first time that local job seekers and employers can
come together at one location,” added Mr William-Smith.
There is no cost to business exhibitors, with refreshments available to
all attendees and an iPad door prize to be won.
Mona Vale Memorial Hall is located at 1606 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale.
For more information or to book a space go to
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/jobshed or call 9942 2233.
Media contact: Paul William-Smith, Regional Economic Development
Coordinator, Warringah & Pittwater Councils Ph: 9942 2233
Pittwater Council is
inviting residents to celebrate World Environment Day with a
sustainable food workshop on Wednesday 5 June.
The session at the Coastal Environment Centre, North Narrabeen will
provide practical and inspirational ideas for reducing the
environmental impact of the food we buy, cook, eat and throw away every
Natural Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell said that
food production and waste is estimated to make up almost 35 per cent of
Australia’s ecological footprint.
“The session will provide residents with tips on choosing food that has
less packaging, has not travelled vast distances and has been produced
in a more sustainable way,” said Mr Beharrell.
“All of these suggestions will not only help residents to reduce their
‘food footprint’ but could also save money on their grocery bills.”
“Growing more of our own food locally is one of the most important ways
to reduce our ‘food miles’. We have therefore invited special guests
Matt and Lil Wilson who will showcase their edible landscaping project.
Their permaculture garden has been in development over the past year
with amazing results!
After the presentations, participants will be invited to share some
refreshments and join a discussion about practical ideas to reduce
their food footprint.
“The evening will provide participants with ideas and inspiration and
an opportunity to connect with others in the community who are
interested in learning to live more sustainably’, added Mr Beharrell.
For bookings visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cecbookings For more
information about the workshop call Joanne on 9970 1339.
Media contact: Joanne Tulau,
Pittwater Council 9970 1339
Are you a Single Parent
currently in receipt of a parenting payment and will be affected by the
current Centrelink changes?
We have a short course (4 weeks in school time) specially planned for
you to look at your opportunities for a small business in your home or
The course will also look at
When: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th June 2013
Where: Manly Warringah
Pittwater Community Aid, 3 Gondola Road, North Narrabeen
How: RSVP’s essential: Sue
Johansson on 0435 835 963 or email: email@example.com
- Presentation such as make-up and grooming
- Parenting – issues for single parents returning to
- Juggling work and home successfully
- Finding childcare support
- Managing stress
- Support available
Please note: No childcare is available.
Course is free.
Crafty Minx at Home
Mona Vale Library
will host author and passionate craft creator Kelly Doust on Wednesday
5 June at 3pm.
Kelly has produced a practical guide to creating original, handmade and
vintage items for the home with her book The Crafty Minx at Home.
The book shows how to make gorgeous things from pre-loved, remnant and
vintage items. It is written especially for non-crafters who are
desperate to be more creative but don't know how.
Kelly shows readers how to make and collect for a lifetime and longer,
creating the treasured family heirlooms of tomorrow.
Crafty Minx features over 50 immediately do-able craft projects and a
wealth of advice on how to source beautiful vintage items and materials
in flea markets, charity shops and auction houses, plus tips on how to
display and use them in your home.
Kelly shares the delicious rewards of living with and giving away
beautiful handmade objects - from brightly patterned summer beach bags
and cotton apron tops to cosy lambs' wool throws and cashmere-covered
hot water bottles, or a soft toy for a friend's new baby.
The book is broken down into different areas of the home for easy
inspiration. Kelly suggests that ‘No matter where you live or what your
circumstances, discover just how easy it is to be a crafty minx’!
Kelly Doust has been making and reinventing things in her own
trial-and-error way since she was a girl, scouring flea markets and
charity stores for vintage fashion and home wares to upcycle.
Other books by Kelly include The Crafty Kid, which shows just how easy
it is to make irresistible items for and with children, A Life in
Frocks, a best selling memoir about the ‘divine obsession’ women have
for clothes and Minxy Vintage: how to customise & wear vintage
In addition to her published works, Kelly has also appeared on Sunrise,
The Morning Show and 9am with David & Kim, in segments presenting
her work with craft and reinvented vintage fashion. She is a freelance
contributor to the Australian Women’s Weekly and Vogue.
The talk will begin at 3pm
at Mona Vale Library, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Bookings are essential; to
book phone 9970 1600.
Following the talk there will be book signings and light refreshments.
Admission is $5.
Sale - Saturday 1st June
Parrot Studio - 82 Richard Road
On our top deck Saturday 1st June 10-4pm - between Bell and Cargo
On the high side, clearly marked on the day
FOR SALE at moving prices
hand made prints
watercolours (mostly of Pittwater)
Also some household items
Bring your cash or cheque book!
QUINTREX HULL 4.75m (aluminium)
JOHNSON outboard 50HP approx 1200hrs
Registered for 1 year, motor serviced 22nd May 2013
Hull cleaned 22nd May
Canopy, Radio, life jackets, swim ladder, anchor
Excellent commuter boat and fishing boat
Seats 4, good storage
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Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
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Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
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Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or email@example.com
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Mediterranean
cooking - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am 0402 752465 email@example.com
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
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