General Clear Out
SIRFB - Before you light that fire
RFS Open Day
Fireman's Ball Photo Gallery
SIRFS Fire Shed Dinner - Bledisloe Cup
Think Global - Act Local
Offshore Small Business Fair
Co-Op Club Presents August Lineup
Does Your Child Need Some Extra Help with Learning?
For Sale - Car
For Sale - Kayak
Need Help - General Labour
Local Contact Guide
Scotland Island General Clear Out
Monday August 3
General, Whitegoods & Metals
READ COLLECTION GUIDELINES ATTACHED BEFORE PUTTING YOUR MATERIAL OUT!
WILL BE NO COLLECTION AT THE TOP OF THE ISLAND DUE TO ROAD CLOSURE -
CECIL STREET, THOMPSON STREET AND HILDA AVENUE WILL BE OPEN FOR
The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres
(3m x 1m x 1m)
E-WASTE WILL BE
TAKEN AS PART OF THE GENERAL CLEAR OUT – TELEVISIONS AND
The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres
(3m x 1m x 1m)
- Asbestos, batteries and household chemicals
- Building materials – wall linings, gyprock, studs,
timber beams, tiles, concrete
- Car, motor and boat parts, rubber tyres – rims are
- Food, full gas bottles (open valve), glass including
windows, panes, mirrors, panels, shower screens, picture frames, liquid
paints, oils, fuel, soil, earth, fill, bricks
- Recyclable materials – paper and cardboard, soiled
wrappings, vegetation, plants
Items will not be collected – please remove from roadside
- Appliances such as stoves and fridges – remove doors;
frames with glass removed – break glass into newspaper, wrap securely
and put in household garbage
- Paint tins and fuel containers – with the lid off and
- Manageable quantities of: delivery pallets, wooden
stairs, decking, gates, fencing, guttering, down piping, iron sheets
and water tanks – cut down to 1.2 metre lengths and able to be lifted
by one person; nails must not stick out – please hammer down; hot water
systems – emptied
- Metals to be kept separate, where possible, to be
taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and
- Place metals in a separate pile to other general
clean up materials
Kindy Cafe, Sunday 2nd
August at the Kindy
Yes, Kindy Cafe is on
again at the Kindy from 10am, Sunday 2 August....... and again on the
first Sunday of each month from 10am.
It would be great if you could come along for a
coffee, great if you could spread the word, and even greater if you'd
like to bring a cake, or something, or help on the day! :-)
Funds raised will go to the Scotland Island Kindy. The play areas at
kindy will be open for all to enjoy during the cafe. Take the
opportunity to let the kids play while you relax with a cuppa &
cake and while you're there, even check out all our wonderful kindy has
Please let Ian know if you plan to bring something and/or help so we
have an idea of how things are looking for the day. Thanks!
Hope to see you there.
Special thanks to Sophie Maple for preparing our wonderful flyers!
SCOTLAND ISLAND COMMUNITY
VEHICLE – CHANGES TO MANAGEMENT
Soon you will be seeing a brand new Community Vehicle and notice some
changes in the signage – but the service (and type of vehicle) will
remain the same.
Since inception, the Community Vehicle service has been managed by
SIRA. This was made possible by grant funding from the NSW
Government through Transport for NSW and support from Pittwater Council
who purchased the vehicle and leased to SIRA funded through the grant.
Due to changes in funding regulations, SIRA is no longer able to manage
the new contract obligations directly and has partnered with a large
community transport organisation - Easy Transport Manly Warringah
Pittwater (ETMWP) in order to keep the service operating into the
ETMWP will manage the funding and compliance and Pittwater Council will
source and service the vehicle with SIRA co-ordinating operations and
the Island drivers still providing the service.
For customers, the service, charges and contacts are unchanged.
SIRA is grateful to ETMWP for stepping in and working closely with the
SIRA Committee, Pittwater Council and Transport for NSW to ensure this
valuable service to the Island community can continue. Information on
other ETMWP services on the mainland will be available in the vehicle.
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Before you light that
At this time of year many residents think about burning off excess
vegetation which might become a fire hazard in summer. This kind
of planning should be applauded, but there are some rules that need to
be followed to ensure that burns are conducted safely and comply with
government and fire regulations.
...a guide for residents burning vegetation.
What kind of approval do
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 Waringah Pittwater Fire Control Centre on 02
9450 3000. 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
Do you need a Fire Permit?
If your burn is planned during the Bushfire Danger Period, which
usually runs from 1 October to 31 March each year, or your burn poses a
danger to a building, you will also need a Fire Permit. The aim
of a Fire Permit is to ensure your burn is conducted safely. It
may impose specific conditions on the way the burn is managed.
Fire Permits for burns on Scotland Island are issued by qualified
Officers of the Scotland Island RFS. You can request a Fire
Permit by contacting Waringah Pittwater Fire Control Centre on 02 9450
3000 or the Scotland Island RFS on 02 9999 4404. Please provide a
reasonable amount of time for an RFS Officer to complete an inspection
prior to the date of your planned burn.
Who do you need to notify?
24 hours before you commence your burn
you must notify the Waringah Pittwater 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.
What happens on Total Fire
On the day you plan to start your burn check the weather conditions and
forecast. If there is a Total Fire Ban you cannot start your burn
– even if you have a Fire Permit. On Total Fire Ban days all Fire
Permits are automatically suspended.
For further information please refer to the Rural Fire Service web site
or contact Scotland Island RFS on 02 9999 4404.
Save the date – Sunday September
13 – Rural Fire Service Open Day
The Rural Fire
Service Open Day is a key step in preparing the island and its
residents for the upcoming fire season.
This year we are hosting a
fire shed dinner on Saturday September 12 and we will then be opening
the fire shed from 10am on Sunday September 13.
There will be plenty of things to do – fun things for the kids
including learning the basics of fire- fighting and using a fire
Adults can practice using fire extinguishers, explore the fire dangers
in typical island homes, test different types of smoke alarms and
prepare a bushfire survival plan.
If you have been thinking about joining the Brigade it will also be a
great opportunity to talk to members of both the Community Fire Unit
and the regular brigade.
The BBQ will be running from 10am so come on down and have morning tea
or lunch with us.
2015 Fireman's Ball -
Scotland Island RFB 60 Year Celebration Photo Gallery
View the gallery online HERE
Island RFB Fire Shed Dinner
Fire Shed - Footy Night
Saturday 8 August 2015 from
As the August Fire Shed
Winter Dinner is on the night of the Bledisloe Cup we will be having a
BBQ hamburgers and
sausages, on bread rolls with onion jam
Nachos (mince and vegetarian) with salsa and sour cream
Door prices will be $15 for Adults and $10 for Teens
We offer a discount on all tickets booked online!
Please join us for a fun night watching the game on the big screen
The team at SIRFB
Global - Act Local
Bushcare this month on
Pittwater students take
Hollywood by 'storm
students take Hollywood by 'storm'Pittwater Council’s Coastal
Environment Centre has been working closely with local schools to
engage and educate them on stormwater education.
The project ‘Nothing but Rain down the Drain’ was carried out during
term two and involved students attending a number of workshops about
Natural Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell said the
program involved almost 240 students from Maria Regina Catholic School,
Elanora Heights Public School and Narrabeen Lakes Public School, which
all participate in the Peninsula Community of Schools Program.
“The goal of the education program was to engage and give students a
thorough understanding of stormwater issues,” Mr Beharrell said.
“Some of the students were then invited to create a two-minute eco
movie on the topic that Council could then use to help educate the
“We hope the eco-movies will lead to increased awareness of what goes
into our drainage system and reduce pollution,” added Mr Beharrell
The education component involved Council staff running a series of
stormwater incursions at the participating schools, looking at how
water moves through our catchment and what it takes with it.
Students were then taken to their local waterway where they conducted
both chemical and biological investigations, preparing students with
the facts they needed to complete their eco movies.
Mr Beharrell praised all students participating in the stormwater
investigations and the movie-making workshops; and especially
recognised the contributions of those who were intricately involved in
making the productions—from script writing to storyboard creation to
starring in the production.
“The mini eco-film project was a great success and the videos created
are outstanding,” Mr Beharrell said.
The three videos can be viewed online at Council’s YouTube channel
The unique project was an initiative of Pittwater Council staff who
felt the films were an engaging way to educate our youth and broader
community. Each of the films was produced by Pittwater Council in
conjunction with local production company Contently.
The project was funded by the NSW Government Greater Sydney Local Lands
Services and supported of the Peninsula Community of Schools.
Mr Beharrell reminds residents that everyone can play a part in
preventing harmful substances entering the drains.
For further information about stormwater pollution visit:
Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1119 or 9970 1114
A SOLO PLAY
STARRING HELEN MOULDER
Saturday 22nd August
There will be two
performances on Saturday the 22nd August, one at the Pittwater
Retirement Village and one at the Mona Vale Library.
“Six characters, expert storytelling, opera singing and magic tricks;
all performed by a cast of one.” – Keeping up with NZ
Community Development Librarian
P: 9970 1606
$10 ADULTS $8 CONCESSION
Includes afternoon tea
at Pittwater Retirement Village
and wine and cheese at Mona Vale Library.
Budding Writers Competition
in the running for cash prizes with Mona Vale Library’s short story
writing competition known as 'When I was eight years old'.
This is a great opportunity to describe what being eight years
old means to you.
You may have grown up in Pittwater or arrived here later in life;
either way we would love to hear your recollections of that time.
There are three categories:
- secondary students
- primary students.
Entries close 15 August
Offshore Small Business
We have some fabulous people on the island running small
businesses, from chocolate making to computer repairs and programers,
literary editors, counsellors, graphic designers, music teachers,
remedial masseurs... you name it, and yet little is often known about
them as professionals.
To be held in the
Community Hall and park simultaneously with Kindy Cafe morning on the
Those interested in 'strutting their stuff', will set up their card
table with flyers, to meet and greet islanders, many of whom will be
surprised to know that the friendly face down on the wharf, is just the
person they need to help them.
would be no charge and only Only Offshore residents would be invited to
attend, so that it doesn't become a mainland business commercial
Please email your expression of interest to Juliet ... email@example.com
This little Fair will benefit the Kindy Cafe, whilst helping build our
Co-Op Club Presents: August 2015 Bookings
Church Point Cafe
play between 3-6pm
Artists play between
August 2: Dragon :
Todd Hunter formed the band Dragon in New Zealand in 1973 and his
brother Marc joined in 1974.
They moved to Australia in May 1975.
Dragon toured Australasia, America and Europe in the 1970's and sold
over a million records before disbanding in 1979 .
During this period
the band had hits with This Time, Stlll In Love, Sunshine, Get That
Jive, April Sun In Cuba and Are You Old Enough written mainly by
Dragon reformed in 1982 and Rain became a hit for Dragon
During the 80s the band released the albums Body & The
Beat and Dreams Of Ordinary Men.
Dragon toured with Tina Turner in
Europe in the mid 80's, sold another million records world wide before
disbanding in 1990.
During this period they had hits with the
singles Rain, Speak No Evil, Celebrate, Dreams Of Ordinary Men
and Young Years.
Todd and Johanna Pigott wrote the song Age Of Reason
for John Farnham, which became a No.1 single in Australia and was
a hit in Germany and Canada in 1989.
Age Of Reason won the APRA song of
the year award for 1990.
Marc Hunter passed away in 1998 and the band
was defunct for eight years
In 2006 Todd reformed Dragon Mark Williams
on vocals and acoustic guitar, Pete Drummond on drums, keyboards and
vocals and Bruce Reid on guitars and vocals.
Dragon was inducted into
the Australian Hall Of Fame in 2008 and the NZ Hall Of Fame in 2010.
Dragon have played over 600 shows with the current lineup
$20 booking essential! *** SOLD OUT!***
Aug 9: Wassado :
Moussa Diakite was part of Mali's generation of pioneering musicians in
the 1970s and ‘80s, composing and performing music heavily influenced
by the Wassoulou styles of his homelands in southwestern Mali. Moussa
joined the ‘Super Rail Band de Bamako’ as it's lead guitarist in 1979,
also playing with the legendary Toumani Diabate's ‘Yanga Orchestre’
and eventually joined world music star Salif Keita from
1987-1992. Since moving to Sydney in 1992, Moussa has inspired the
Australian African music scene. Most recently he has been in Mali
recording an album of his music in collaboration with some of West
Africa’s finest, due for release later this year. Join us for a special
performance of Moussa’s 100% dance guitar band WASSADO also featuring:
Ben Kidson – drums, Nemo Lynn bass & Len Samperi guitar
Aug 16: Robert Susz Continental Blues & Boogaloo Party :
Robert Susz Continental Blues & Boogaloo Party. "Continental"
Robert Susz, ex Dynamic Hepnotics & The Mighty Reapers -singer,
harmonica player & songwriter has assembled his latest
soul/blues/down-home funk combo The Continental Blues Party, playing a
combination of "Continental" Robert's compositions (including his
national SMASH HIT "Soul Kind Of Feelin'") & treasures from the
SOUL & BLUES vaults by artists like Ray Charles, James Brown, Muddy
Waters, Cutis Mayfield, B.B. King, Joe Simon, they have been turning on
audiences with their electrifying, soul charged, R'N'B workouts since
their formation in 2007
..” one of the most soul
testifying bands in Australia..”
Aug 23: Tabatha Brownrigg :
Tabatha Brownrigg is armed with a voice ranging from angelic soul
to Big Mama Thornton rock. On Sun Aug 23 Tabatha and her band will
deliver some great arrangements of blues, pop & soul classics that
give Tabatha the freedom to let her voice soar and shake off your
Aug 30: Kate Lush & Band :
Add to her devastating voice great original material and an outstanding
band and you have a Sunday afternoon not to be missed. Think soul
infused rock, Memphis blues with a dash of Susan Tedeschi..
There’s a kind of
infectious joy that comes out of Kate Lush’s music that captures your
imagination. She puts her heart and soul into every song and every
performance and it shines through with unmistakable brilliance. Add to
that her devastating voice, great original material and an outstanding
band and this is a singer-songwriter not to be missed. Go prepared to
be blown away
Your Child Need Some Extra Help with Learning
I am a fully qualified Primary School teacher (Kindergarten – Year 6)
who can assist your child with their learning.
Sometimes children need a bit of extra help, time and some alternative
strategies in order to grasp key concepts in maths, reading and writing.
I can provide tutoring and help for primary school children and those
in the early years of secondary school. Your home or mine - on
To discuss, please call Anne Dennis on 0435 870 096
2011 MAZDA 3 - BT22AH
Roto moulded Double Sea Kayak
Linda and I are continuing to re-assess our changing circumstances and
the next offering is our much loved double sea kayak.
In our opinion the Dagger (brand) Trinidad (model name) is probably one
of the worlds best plastic double's.
What you will get;
Here's a link to a commercial re-seller with the same boat;
- Two people in the same boat, easy to talk and share
- Stability - arguably the most stable craft we have
ever owned. Total confidence that either you or your guest will have a
first class experience with or without previous kayak experience. This
has been our boat for nervous guests or first timers and we have never
had anything but praise for it's capacity to deliver
- Load capacity and room - this is a floating lounge
chair and suits very spacious seating for either front or rear seat
- A large central storage hatch (between the two
paddlers) is ready for your camping gear or picnic hampers or dog
- Surprising speed and handling - Palm Beach for fish
and chips in 50 mins, even quicker on the home run with a nor easter.
Linda and I will demo this boat for prospective buyers (if required),
we are including; entry level paddles (2) 2 neoprene spray decks (brand
new) and a storage bag (home made).
Priced to sell at $1600.
9979 4098 , 0419 232 913 or email us at;
Free to a good home
... the bird, not the boys!
Cheep Cheep, a Frizzle we think, has been with us since hatching on
Island some time in January this year.
She is a lovely bird, however recently she has shown her true colours
and begun to crow, so it's time to go!!!
Call Ian to collect - 0404 833 674.
On Scotland Island.
Mummy Nanny Available
I have over 15 years experience in both large/small centres as well as
nanny work both in Australia and overseas. I have my Advanced Diploma
and have experience with children from birth to 6 (but I'm still
learning something new about children every day!).
I live locally at Elvina Bay & I will be bringing my very flexible
and happy 10 month old with me to your place.
(This also makes it cheeper for you than a regular nanny).
Call me for more details. Samantha 0468718953
Do you have an old boat you want to get rid off?
I'm after this style of boat (see photo) please give me a call if it's
free and needs a good home.
|Scotland Island Web Site
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|Scotland Island Residents
||click to 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) - http://www.wpca.org.au
Island Emergency Non-potable water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map & Contacts
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Children's 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
|Tick Fact Sheet
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
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes –
Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or email@example.com
/ The Fourth 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
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
and reviewing recordings
|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
|Elvina Bay Rural
|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
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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