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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
December 19, 2013
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Local Council Notices

The Council has decided this week to approve a plan for a new 120 space car park at McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point.

The plan will also see a realignment of the road, a new seawall and a new boardwalk to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists.

In 2009 a Plan of Management was adopted for Church Point which included improvements to infrastructure and open space and a new car park.

Since then a new pontoon wharf and replacement of the fixed wharf have occurred, along with an upgrade to the commuter wharf.

Council Director Chris Hunt said the next step in implementing the Church Point Plan of Management would be the McCarrs Creek Road component.

The Council considered three design options at last night’s meeting which also includes the road realignment, new seawall and pedestrian boardwalk. Options 1 and 2 were originally included in the Church Point Plan of Management.
  • Option 1 - a 60 space car park at road level with front or rear to kerb parking - $5.4 million
  • Option 2 -  a 120 space car park with 60 car spaces at road level plus 60 car spaces on a single deck above -  $7.4 million
  • Option 3 - a 60 space car park (adjusted to 39 spaces) presented by Church Point Friends Group - $5.4 million.
Acting General Manager Steve Evans said that following detailed analysis and community feedback, Option 2 provided the best triple bottom line outcome that takes into account environmental, social and economic considerations.

“The car park component of the project is to be financed via a loan repaid by user pays income.”

He said the car park would be suitably landscaped with a façade of recycled wharf timbers in keeping with the area’s maritime history.

“The Council will now move forward with this project and will apply for a low interest rate loan under the State Government’s LIRS assistance program.” he said.

For more information about the car park visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/churchpoint

Media contact: Chris Hunt, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1371

Church Point Ferry Wharf Services
Christmas Day Service


2013 Carols Afloat Ferry

If anyone would like to hear the carols, and does not have transport, please give Penny a call on 0438 038 408 and we can pick you up on the Historic Elvina.

Important Dates to Note

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I found a set of eight keys in Katherine Park.

I will drop it off with the Water Police some time today if I don't hear from anyone earlier.

The best phone number to call: 0416 206 546.
Thanks, Robert

You can now join the Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking here. Please print the page and return the completed form to SIRA at this address:
The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105.
Please NO CASH.

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