Island Kindy Notices
Government Referendum Off
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INTERIM COMMUNICATION ON CHURCH POINT
There has been much conversation lately about parking at Church
Point. This communication is a brief update about what’s happening
Let’s go down memory lane …
What’s happened since 2009
- For over 30 years the Offshore communities have
advocated for additional parking spaces at Church Point.
- In 2005 the Department of Lands wanted to remove the
carpark and we nearly lost it! The
Offshore communities rallied to fight for our right to access
- In 2006 the Department of Lands proposed commercial
parking rates at $1,200 per year per car! Again the community rallied. Many
community members worked together with Pittwater Council to come up
with the Church Point Plan of Management. Whilst many proposals have
been put forward, this was the first time in 20 years that an agreed
plan was forged.
- In 2009 the Church Point Plan of Management (CPPOM)
was adopted to a standing ovation from 300
What are the options on
the table from Council …
- Council has gathered funds for the past 3 years into
a dedicated Church Point account ready for the implementation of
whatever choice is made (approx. $250,000 per year - $150,000 from
Permits, $75,000 from the pay and display and $30,000 from fines)
- Installed upgraded lighting and some resurfacing in
the main carpark (from those funds)
- Built the Commuter Wharf as per the CPPOM with an
annual fee ($210) lower than that proposed in the CPPOM ($275)
- Council has informally said that proposed fees for
the ground level only option (see below) will be significantly lower
fees than those outlined in the CPPOM
- The 60 space ground
level only option opposite the Commuter wharf
- The 120 decked
option opposite the Commuter wharf, with two sub-options
What other options are
With 60 privately leased
All 120 spaces available for
all those with a CP Parking Permit
How will decisions be made
- Recently some Offshore residents have proposed that
we revisit the option for a deck in the main carpark
- Over the past 30 years many options have been
proposed. We hope to exhibit and discuss some of these at a proposed
upcoming Church Point Expo (see below)
- In the next month or so an Open Community Expo, with various
options on display, a free lunch,
followed by a Community Forum with
hopefully senior Council staff
- An Offshore community-wide
referendum will be held with options and their associated fees
clearly set out
- Council is the final
arbiter and will make the final choice
- Assuming no holdups and all preparations are made works could commence in 2014-15
Both Offshore Associations are committed to getting the best possible
deal for Offshore community members, who need to access their homes and
meet their costs of living. That is, we want to get the best
options on the table for the lowest fees possible so that the community
as a whole, properly informed, can make their choice.
Click on the following for additional information about Parking; or Fees; or Community Consultation
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Open Day, Saturday, September 28
Community Fire Unit (CFU)
HOLIDAY DAY CARE ON THE ISLAND
Need child care during preschool holidays?
Scotland Island Kindy is open during the spring holidays for casual
Please enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 9979 7856
Opening hours are 7.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Maximum age: 5 years old
Book your place NOW!
The Scotland Island kindy is part of the fabric of the off-shore
community and has been in operation through thick and thin for over 25
years. It is currently undergoing an exciting phase of re-development
with a new Director, new staff, a new committee and some inspiring and
fresh ideas to help bring it into the future. The kindy is a
community concern and relies heavily on strong cooperation from the
The Kindy’s Management Committee is currently in need of some more
members. You don’t have to have children attending the kindy to be on
the Committee, in fact not having children there would make you a
valuable and unbiased Committee Member.
Do you have a particular skill that could be of use to the kindy? Are
you a retired educator with a myriad of valuable information and
knowledge that would benefit the kindy? Perhaps you have a life skill
or an occupational skill which may be advantageous to the kindy.
Committee meetings are held monthly and typically last for 2 hours.
Please contact the Director Rebecca Tringham on email@example.com
or 9979 6354 to express your interest or find out more.
Invitation to All to Join In
YHA Bush Regeneration Event - Sat. 7 & Sun. 8 September
Pittwater YHA is running a Bush Regeneration Event on the mornings of
Saturday7 and Sunday 8 September.
The work will start around 8.30 am and go till lunchtime. Come even if
you can offer an hour or two to help. Instruction given to those new to
The Sunday morning’s effort is also part of the Australia-wide Major
Day Out programme and is co-sponsored by Pittwater Council.
The weekend is sponsored by the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Authority
with funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for Community
Programme: Pittwater Estuary Care
All persons of the Offshore community and your friends are invited to
come along and wage war on the Asparagus Fern, Mother of Millions,
Lantana and Bidens of Morning Bay.
Morning tea and a bbq lunch provided on both days.Take time in the
afternoon to enjoy the wildflowers of the National Park or go for a
kayak ride on one of the YHA kayaks.
If you have friends from more distant locations who would like to join
in, there is the option to stay at the hostel overnight on the Friday
Details on this option are in the attachment below.
For further information to to let us know you can come along,
call Sarah and Michael on 99995748.
Managers Sarah Polomka, Michael Doherty
p: (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
of Church Point Wharf to begin
Council would like to inform Offshore residents that policing of the
Church Point Commuter Wharf will begin in the coming weeks.
Any residents using the Church Point Commuter Wharf without a permit
should obtain one as soon as possible to avoid a possible fine and/or
their dinghy being impounded.
Application forms can be found HERE or on Council's website http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/boating_facilities/boat_tie-up_on_wharves
or by contacting Council's Customer Service centre on 9970 1111.
Point Parking Permits Now Available
Council advises that the 2013-2014 Church Point Parking Permits have
now arrived and are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre at
Application form can be downloaded HERE.
HSC 'LOCK-IN' and Free Pizza Offer Returns
Mona Vale Library is once again offering to ‘lock up’ HSC students for
special after-hours study sessions at the library from 24 September.
To make studying for the HSC exams even more palatable, the library
will be offering students free pizza along with Tuesday evening study
The lock-in and free pizza sessions will be every Tuesday evening from
6pm to 9pm between 24 September and 22 October.
Early opening hours at Mona Vale Library will also be on offer to HSC
students each weekday from 9am to 10am, from Monday 23 September to
Tuesday 5 November.
The library normally opens at 10am on weekdays, but HSC students will
have access to the library from 9am during this period.
Library Manager Cathy Howie said that the after-hours study sessions
aimed to help HSC students to make use of a quieter environment for
“We hope the offer of free pizza on Tuesday evenings will also make
studying a little less stressful for them,” she said.
“The only requirement for students to take advantage of the study
‘lock-in’ is for them to arrive by 6.15pm on the Tuesday evening at the
library, or by 9.15am for the early morning sessions.”
Mona Vale Library is located at 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
For more information please call 9970 1600.
Referendum Off - Due to Early Federal Election
referendum to financially recognise Local Government in the Australian
Constitution will no longer proceed alongside the upcoming Federal
With Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement on Sunday 4 August that
the Federal election will be taking place on 7 September, plans to hold
the referendum have been cancelled.
The news is disappointing for Local Government as polling suggested
there was an extremely good chance of winning the referendum.
With the referendum now off, all campaign material that had been issued
should no longer be used.
The need for Local Government to be recognised in the Australian
Constitution remains a priority and Local Government NSW (LGNSW) will
advocate that a referendum should be held in the near future. Already,
the current Federal Government has committed to holding a referendum if
re-elected and ALGA will be seeking the same commitment from the
The referendum could not proceed as it could only be held more than two
months and not less than six months after it passed through Federal
Parliament. As the referendum bill passed through the Senate on Monday
June 24, and pre-polling will commence on Monday August 19, not enough
time will have elapsed.
A letter was sent from the LGNSW Joint Presidents to all Mayors and
General Managers earlier last week updating them on the referendum
campaign and council’s contributions.
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW
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Pittwater Online News.
For, About and By Pittwater.
Ph: 9974 2874 or 0409 465 779.
Free Packing Boxes
We have just moved onto the island, and now have lots of cardboard
boxes of good quality and various sizes to give away.
Call Nicole on 0410 701 643
Share in "GEEPS"
RD, SCOTLAND ISLAND
Please call Sophie on 0432 611 976 for details
- Absolute north facing waterfront / sun all year round
- 180 degree unobstructed Pittwater views from Lovett
Bay to Clareville
- Deep water jetty and pontoon
- Sandstone sea wall with level prepared boatshed site
- Private sandy beach
- One bedroom open plan cottage with large entertaining
deck and wood fire
- Secure views/ unable to be built out.
- Potential to build new house or expand existing
cottage/ would suit split level pavilion style home
- Would suit investor or family/couple/single looking
to live on the island full time or build weekender/holiday home
- Short walk to park/kindy/ferry/community hall
- Short boat ride to restaurants, cafes, shops
2008 Yamaha 2HP Outboard Motor (has not been used-as new)
Comes with manual.
Contact Suzie-0408 229931
Boat for Sale
Very reliable, never let us down in 5 years.
We moved off the island and don’t use it anymore, refurbished it while
Has a fresh coat of paint.
Stessl Hull 4.0m (aluminium)
Suzuki 30HP 4 stroke Outboard
Rego till - 26th August 2014
Contact - Johnny
- Life jackets x 4
- New rear light
- New steering column and cable
- New engine cover
- Fishing rod holders
- Key start
- New rope
- Cabin lights
- Rubber fenders x 5
0418 408 894
Boat stored in Forestville
|Scotland Island Web Site
in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
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 Application - click
here to download
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
here to download
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 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 - Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am 0402 752465 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)
|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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SIRA at this address:
The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point
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