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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

February 17, 2019

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater




Scotland Island Recreation Club

Proposal to set up a Scotland Island Recreation Club (SIRC)

SIRA is considering the formation of a Scotland Island Recreation Club (SIRC) and would appreciate any feedback/constructive ideas on this.

Initially this could be very small scale and comprise the management of a couple of table tennis sessions in the Community Hall. SIRA is willing to purchase a number of tables.

Sessions could be during the day and late afternoon to accommodate all ages.

If this proves successful we could look at expanding the activities. We would be looking for active volunteers to help. This is an opportunity to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community, as well as to meet new people.

Please contact Anne Dennis, Secretary, with feedback and comments. Email: secretary@sira.org.au


Planning Our Sustainable Future

Our community is passionate about the Northern Beaches and we want any future development to be in keeping with our lifestyle, environment, local character and changing community needs.

We’re taking our four current Local Environmental Plans (LEP’s) and Development Control Plans (DCP’s) and working with our community and other stakeholders to create one new planning framework.

This is our opportunity to create a roadmap for managing the way our area evolves, in a consistent, sustainable and coordinated way, over the next 20 years and beyond.

Our new LEP, and the Development Control Plan that supports it, must be consistent with the themes and regional directions set by the Greater Sydney Commission in the North District Plan, and it must also respond to what our community told us when we developed our Community Strategic Plan.

We’re starting this process by creating a Local Strategic Planning Statement, called Towards 2040.

This new planning document will outline our future vision, set priorities, and include actions to achieve the priorities and planning principles; confirming our commitment to a sustainable future.

Good planning is all about looking ahead and ensuring we have the housing, infrastructure, services and environment to support our lives now, and for the future. Our aim is to do this while protecting and enriching the characteristics that make living here so special.

For further information and to become involved go to:Yoursay Northern Beaches Council


My place 'Geeps' at 49 Robertson Rd is being auctioned in early March.

The deck is in a state of disrepair and the agent has asked me to provide quotes from local builders who might be able to fix it. These will be provided to interested buyers.

I need a quote for a band aid 'just make it safe' fix, and a complete replacement.

Here's some photos..
                  house deck1    deck2

Anyone interested in quoting please call Sophie on 0432611976
or sophie_hay@hotmail.com




The Patsy is a 26 foot stunningly restored timber motor vessel designed as the perfect Day Boat with comfortable seating, canopy and head. Painted a contemporary opal white and black, with matching cream cushions and covers, she cuts a striking and pretty figure.

Must sell as moving. Looking for a local owner to keep her on Pittwater where she worked for many years for the Council. Currently moored by Scotland Island, opposite Newport.

Enquiries to Peter Norton 0417489815.
Click here to download PDF

Carbon Fibre Rudder, Rudder-Box and Tiller for sale

Built for our yacht, Revolver by Noakes boatyard.  rudder

As the stern of our boat is so wide, we realised we needed to place another style of rudder UNDER the boat.
This configuration was used for a month when we launched at a cost of 10k to build. 
Knowing it wont fetch anything near that, I am open to an offer.

I would love to see it on a Woody Point contender that might be between 30 and 42 feet long.  closeup

Blade is 2 meters and would be approx 1.5 below water line.

contact michael on 0403 188 770

Commuter Boat Wanted

Looking to buy a commuter boat.
Preferably polycraft or aluminium with full covers, ideally with newish outboard motor.

Please email me 

Etchells for Sale crush

Boat name Crush
Boat number AUS650    (1984)
Sails - Spinnaker, light/medium jib, heavy jib, main plus boat cover

Boat moored on the western side of Scotland island.
Price $2200

Call Glen 0405388527.


You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au

Join West Pittwater Community Association

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association http://www.westpittwater.com.au/Contact/join-the-wpca

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