NOTICE OF PROPOSED
- Storm Recovery Works -
Richard Road, Thompson Street, Cecil Street, Florence Terrace, Kevin
Please be aware Northern Beaches Council has scheduled to commence
roadworks at the following sites between
19 April and June 2017:
Works areas have been divided into 15 sites, each expected to take
between 1-4 days.
While there will be appropriate traffic control and possible temporary
road closures, Council will endeavour to accommodate for emergency
vehicles and public transport whenever possible.
Although every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience to
your service while the works are proceeding, your cooperation and
patience will be greatly appreciated.
Please note that inclement weather may require deferment of the work.
Transport & Urban
Ph: (02) 9970 1248
Leadership Team at Scotland Island
Rural Fire Brigade
At its recent Annual
General Meeting the Scotland Island Rural Fire
Brigade the following people were elected to leadership positions:
A full list of office holders is available in the Brigade website http://www.sirfb.org.au/org
Community Fire Unit Leader – Annette Ritchie
- Deputy Captains - Stewart Hasell, Craig Laslett
Senior Deputy Captain – Ian White
Captain – Peter Lalor
President – Graeme Crayford
Secretary – Geoff Bullock
Tim Byrne was also appointed a Life Member of the Brigade in
recognition of his many years of service to the Brigade.
The team may have changed a bit but we will still be doing the same
thing – providing the residents of Scotland Island and surrounds with
the best support we can in emergency situations.
For storm damage please
call SES on 132 500
For all life threatening
emergencies and fires please call 000
From Left to Right – Craig Laslett, Peter Lalor, Graeme Crayford, Ian
White, Stewart Hasell
doing a pile burn?
With summer behind us and the end of the official Bushfire Danger
Period some people may be thinking of burning off excess vegetation to
tidy up their properties and reduce bushfire fuel load.
There are some basic rules that need to be followed to ensure that
burns are conducted safely and comply with government and fire
The first step is to determine the reason for the burn. If the
burn is to reduce bush fire hazards you can get a Bush Fire Hazard
Reduction Certificate free of charge from the Rural Fire Service.
You should contact the Northern Beaches Fire Control Centre on 02 9450
If your planned burn is for some other purpose you should contact
Pittwater council for advice about what approval you require. You can access the application form for an RFS Hazard
Reduction Certificate and other useful information here
At least 24 hours before you commence your burn you must notify the
Northern Beaches Fire Control Centre on 02 9450 3000 of your intention
to burn. You must also notify your neighbours at least 24 hours
before you start your burn.
For further information please refer to the Rural Fire Service web site
or contact Scotland Island RFS on 02 9999 4404.
Letter from Jason Falinski
Jason Falinski MP
Member For Mackellar
Mr Michael Wiener President
West Pittwater Community Association
Dear Mr Wiener
Local Power Supply-Western
Foreshores of Pittwater & Scotland Island
In late 2016 you brought to my attention that there had been little
progress in the installation of a submarine cable from Little Lovett
Bay to Scotland Island, which Ausgrid had been considering installing
following extended power outages in December 2013 and February 2015.
In January 2017, I wrote to the Chairman of the Board of Ausgrid
demanding to know where this project was up to because residents had
heard very little from Ausgrid since 2015. Following my letter, I met
Ausgrid expressed regret about the lack of communication with residents
in relation to this project and acknowledged that this needed to be
improved. Ausgrid informed me that they have now adopted the following
time table for the project to improve energy security on the Western
Foreshores of Pittwater and Scotland Island:
- 1.February 2017 - preparing for engagement - briefing
with MPs, Council, National Parks and community groups. I understand
that some briefings with community groups have occurred and will
- 2.February to March 2017 - early engagement - Ausgrid
will update residents on the project and seek feedback regarding
options to improve energy security, which may include installation of
battery cells, fixed generators, and additional submarine cables.
- 3.Mid 201 7 - consultation on options - community
sessions for information and to seek feedback will beheld.
- 4.Mid 2017- project assessment - the options will be
assessed with customer, business and environmental plans to be
prepared. The community will have the opportunity to make submissions.
- 5.Late 2017 - project approval process - plans will
be finalised with final community feedback to be sought. A decision
will then be made with what options will be implemented.
I will continue my engagement with Ausgrid around the status of this
project and they have committed to keeping me informed. However, if you
have any feedback from your end, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- 6.End of 2017 - project start - ongoing community
engagement including liaison around construction plans.
1238 Pittwater Rd
Narrabeen NSW 2101
(02) 8484 0300
Letter From Jason Falinski MP
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