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|Newsletter for Offshore Residents
of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 10, Issue 394
As you all know, last month a number of cars in the Church Point car
park were broken into. Most sustained damage of some sort, broken
windows, locks torn out, interiors trashed and so on. Following that,
mentioned the importance of reporting all criminal
incidences, no matter how trivial, as this is the only way
authorities get an accurate picture of the degree of crime in
an area and hence the level of police allocated to that area.
Harriet then kindly provided this insight into why it is worth
pursuing such matters.....
"It might be worth letting people know that six months ago following a
spate of car breaks we had our car fingerprinted and the offender was
arrested, charged and dealt with in juvenile court - he returned most
of the property from a number of cars broken into.
There will be a youth conference with him and the victims next month
which may also result in more compensation to victims.
The message - it is worth taking the time to get the police to
fingerprint your car! "
You may not know that SIRA now manages the island community
Kerry Borthwick (Kez) is the person to contact regarding bookings etc.
You can contact her on; 9999 4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We also now have a these contact details at the bottom of the
newsletter in the Local Guide Section. Also added, is a direct link to
Island Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines and
Scotland Island Community Transport Vehicle information.
Do take the time to read the letters of thanks from Wildlife
Victoria and the Australian Red Cross for the donations this
community made following the
Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
Coasters Fund Raiser
Local Runner invited to compete in the
SIOCS Green Group
Local Council Notices
Island Fire Shed
Author Talk@ Mona Vale Library
Island Photo exhibition in Scotland
Essence of Coasters
Fund Raising event - All welcome -
Sunday 7th June, 10am to 4pm
Every year Western
Foreshores community holds a fund raising event on the Sunday of the
June long weekend.
As you know, the communities on the Western Foreshores man and maintain
their own bush fire brigades, we are no exception. This event
one way to fund our Brigade to keep the equipment and infrastructure
(such as it is) up to date and in full working order.
We welcome visitors to come and enjoy this particular part of Western
Foreshores paradise with us!
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Local Athlete invited to compete in
Islander Ryan Hirsch - Cross County Runner
Hirsch, who was in the CIS Cross Country running team, has
invited to compete in the 2009 Cross Country Tour to America for young
Australian Athletes on 30 September 2009 for two weeks.
You may have seen Ryan running around the Island training – or doing
hill sprints up Heartbreak Hill ! He worked washing school
in the Easter holidays and is trying to get a job at the Marinas to
contribute to the costs himself as he is really keen to participate,
and realises it is an honour to be invited on this tour.
His school, Pittwater House are assisting in raising the $5,125.00
needed for him to compete. However he needs as much help
as possible to raise the funds. The first fund
project he is doing is selling the Entertainment Book, click here to load the flyer.
Each book is $65 of which $13 will go towards
Your involvement and contributions will be greatly appreciated.
Scotland Island & Offshore
TO IMPROVE THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF CATHERINE PARK:
- A $17 000 grant was recently awarded to the
carry out bushland restoration work at the eastern end of Catherine
Park (around the kindy and hall and below the fire shed). Additional
funding has also been made available by the Rural Fire Service for the
purposes of hazard reduction around buildings in the park. This is
great news as much weed removal work has already been completed by
contractors in the surrounding bushland areas. The results are a safer,
more pristine environment with potentially fewer ticks!
- To qualify for the grant an assurance was given
SIOCS that we would start up a bush care group, to meet once a month,
to keep the weeds at bay.
- Here’s your chance to learn what the native and
species in your garden are whilst helping make this area of the park
even more beautiful! We will begin with concentrating on weeding the
exterior garden beds and path edges approaching buildings and following
up areas worked by contractors. Native plants will be available from
council to prevent weeds re establishing.
- Our recently appointed Director, Shona Forsyth
to incorporate an ‘environmental discovery/ education’ element into the
kindy program. The work we begin can help build a stronger focus re:
how we manage our resources ie: recycling, composting (a new system has
been purchased with grant funding), worm farming, veggie/plant growing,
native and weed identification, fire awareness– it will all integrate
and our kids will love getting involved and seeing the results, as can
- We warmly invite the broader island community
embrace this new project and help make these goals achievable.
Attention directed to this area of Catherine Park will bring results we
can all enjoy and your feedback and ideas are welcome.
SO COME AND GET
INVOLVED!! ANY TIME AND HELP YOU CAN GIVE IS GREAT!
- 1st Monday of the month
9-12am (beginning June 1st)
- tools, bush care supervision, good
people, tea & cake provided
Any queries please contact: Emmie Collins- 0405 330 781
- meet between Kindy & Hall
(On behalf of Scotland Island and Offshore Children’s Services)
Victorian Bushfire Appeal Donations
Island Players - Red Cross Donation
An incredible $2400 was raised by the Scotland Island Players
hugely successful and entertaining show "An Evening with the
Brothers". The players decided that all the
profits from the show should be donated to the Red Cross for Victorian
Fire Appeal.... Read
the letter here
Letter of thanks
from Wildlife Victoria
Here is the letter from Wildlife Victoria, that
was mentioned in the editorial. The money sent
$3000, was part of the $7,500 that was raised from the Pittwater
Offshore Victorian Bush Fire Appeal. .... Read the letter here
FOR PITTWATER ESTUARY WORKING GROUP
Pittwater Council is seeking up to six local residents interested in
becoming voluntary members of its Pittwater Estuary Community Working
Mia Dalby-Ball from Council’s Natural Environment and Education team
said the input of residents was vital to future planning of the
“The draft Pittwater Estuary Management Plan is due to go on exhibition
later this year and members of the group can help with input into the
draft plan,” said Ms Dalby-Ball.
“Residents, particularly those that live in the catchment area, often
have valuable insights into changes affecting Pittwater.”
She said the group also has representation from the state government
and Pittwater Council.
“The group will continue to meet once the draft plan has gone on
exhibition to help contribute to the actions that have been set out in
“It will also consider the range of issues that impact on the Estuary,
including sea level rise and possible development, said Ms Dalby-Ball.
Applications to join the working group are open until Friday 18 June.
Application forms are available at the Pittwater Council website at
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment/coastal/estuaries and can be
Application forms are also available from the Council’s customer
service centres at Avalon and Mona Vale.
The Council will review applications to the group and will appoint up
to six community members by the end of June.
For further information about the working group call 9970 1369.
Media contact: Mia Dalby-Ball, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970
UNIQUE MARINE CARE PROJECT LAUNCHED
A unique project aimed at schools and surf clubs in the Pittwater,
Manly and Warringah areas was launched at the Coastal
Centre in Narrabeen on Friday 29 May from 6.30pm.
The Northern Beaches Marine Care and Humpback Whale Project will see
education kits distributed to primary schools and surf clubs on the
northern beaches, aimed at increasing awareness of caring for the
marine environment and in particular, humpback whales.
Humpback whales are some of the largest of the whale species and
regularly migrate along the northern beaches during winter.
Project coordinator Tina Demetriou said that the Pittwater, Manly and
Warringah communities each ‘adopted’ their own humpback whale through
the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2007.
“This project builds on the whale adoption idea by widening awareness
of the need to care for our marine environment,” she said.
The education kits contain activities and games for teachers to use as
a resource for Years K to 6 and for age managers in the nipper program
at surf clubs.
“Surf clubs often have days when the beaches are closed and the
education kits are perfect for keeping nippers interested and aware of
the beach environment,” Ms Demetriou said.
“Primary school teachers will be able to incorporate the activities in
the kit into their regular environmental teaching,” she said.
Ms Demetriou said the humpback whale had been chosen as the animal to
spearhead the marine care project because of the emotional connection
the northern beaches had to the previous whale adoption program in
The local indigenous community have also contributed to the project,
with artist Jessica Birk offering her visual interpretation of whales
and fish as the artwork for the education kits.
”I bring my own interpretation as a local living Aboriginal person to
the Northern Beaches, its land, its water and its story,” Ms Birk
Every northern beaches surf club will be presented with a framed
depiction of the adopted whales and Ms Birk’s whale artwork as part of
the marine care project. Each education kit will also contain a
brochure explaining the significance of the artwork, which Ms Birk will
explain at the launch on Friday.
The Northern Beaches Marine Care and Humpback Whale Project is funded
by a grant from the Australian Government’s environmental grants
Athena Mumbulla, Project Officer with the Aboriginal Heritage Office,
Northern Region, will speak at the launch on Friday and said the
project would widen understanding of marine care and the significance
of the ocean to indigenous people.
“The northern beaches were sustained and kept pristine for many
thousands of years by the Guringai people and we now need to rise to
that challenge,” said Ms Mumbulla.
For more information about the project or to RSVP for the event call
Tina Demetriou on 9970 1676 or email email@example.com
Light refreshments will be available.
Media contact: Tina Demetriou, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970
1676 or 0428 102 040
ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Pittwater Council has developed a draft strategy to assist Pittwater
residents who have sewage management systems on their properties.
The strategy has been developed to ensure that sewage management
systems on private properties in Pittwater meet all relevant health and
environmental legal requirements.
The draft strategy will be on public exhibition for comment between
Saturday 23 May and Monday 22 June 2009.
Council’s Principal Environmental Health Officer Robina Warburton said
that Pittwater has approximately 1200 properties which have these
“This draft strategy aims to effectively manage privately-owned sewage
treatment systems and maintain public health, “ said Ms Warburton.
Key points of the strategy include:
* details of standardised performance
requirements for all on-site sewage management systems
* the responsibilities of
property-owners and wastewater service providers
* an outline of the Council’s risk
assessment and inspection program
* actions and education programs that
focus on sustainable on-site sewage management practices
* details of the Council’s
responsibilities and enforcement actions
Copies of the strategy can be viewed at the Council’s customer service
centres at 1 Park Street Mona Vale and 59A Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon
or at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/documents_on_exhibition
Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
mailed to the General Manager, Pittwater Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale
For further information about the strategy call 9970 1111 during
Media contact: Robina Warburton, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970
& STALLHOLDERS SOUGHT FOR DOG DAY BY THE BAY
Pittwater Council will host their popular Dog Day by the Bay at Rowland
Reserve Bayview on Sunday 27 September and are looking for
stall-holders and sponsors for the event.
Organiser Rennae Projceski from the Council said that stallholders
should be providers of products and services for dogs.
“The day will have a mix of fun events plus talks on many interesting
subjects relevant to dog owners,” she said.
“We’re also keen to hear from organisations who wish to sponsor the
event or provide prizes.”
Ms Projceski said Dog Day by the Bay was aimed at dog-owners and their
pets and regularly drew a crowd of around 2000, the event has been run
for over 10 years.
Sponsorship packages range from $1500 to $4600; full details are
available at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
Dog Day by the Bay runs from 10am and 3pm and activities include
demonstrations of canine skill and training, children’s activities in
the kids corner and competitions to enter including the Canine Fancy
A variety of pet-related stalls and food & drink stalls will
be at the event and proceeds raised will be donated to local branches
of the Animal Welfare League and the Guide Dog Association. Entry and
parking are free.
This year organisers will hold a photo competition and are looking for
photos in the categories of ‘Funniest Dog’, ‘Cutest Dog’ and ‘Owner and
Entries to the photo competition are open now and until 1 September and
winners of each category will have their photo displayed on the day and
receive a prize. For full details and entry forms visit
For more information about Dog Day by the Bay contact Pittwater
Council’s environmental education team on 9970 1194.
Media contact: Rennae Projceski, Pittwater Council
Ph: 9970 1194
VOLUNTEER AWARD WINNERS
Winners of the 2009 Pittwater Volunteer Awards were announced by Mayor
David James at a special presentation held last month.
Representatives from over 60 voluntary organisations including
community groups, emergency services, surf life saving clubs, bushcare
and environmental groups, service clubs and schools attended the
Pittwater Council’s Manager of Community Library & Economic
Development Lindsay Godfrey said that 85 nominations had been received
for the volunteer awards this year. “This was a significant increase
over previous years and shows the depth of volunteering we have in
Pittwater”, he said.
“The Councillors on our selection panel had a very hard time in
choosing the winners for each category.”
15 winners were selected from the award categories in aged and
disability services; arts and culture; Bushcare; community service and
support; emergency services; environmental; Rural Fire Service;
sporting groups; surf lifesaving, and youth.
Each nominee and category winner was awarded a certificate of
appreciation and a gift.
Speaking at the presentation, Mayor James paid tribute to local
volunteers for their dedication and efforts for the Pittwater
“It is a testament to the community of Pittwater that in spite of the
current economic uncertainty, our dedicated volunteers are still eager
to pitch in and offer their time and skills to help the causes and
projects close to their hearts,” said Mayor James.
Summary of Winners – 2009 Pittwater
& Disability Services
Marianne Van De Voorde has been a volunteer with Manly Warringah
Pittwater Community Aid in their Neighbour Aid program for 7 years. The
program provides support services for older people, people with
disabilities and their carers. Prior to that Marianne volunteered with
the Australian Red Cross and Lifeline as a telephone counsellor.
Marianne has also been involved in a number of wider community
initiatives including the Community Safety Committee and Neighbourhood
Watch. She is involved with groups such as the Elanora Players and the
Special Olympics tenpin bowling. Marianne’s credo is ‘if something
needs to be done, just do it’.
Elaine Dewey is an enthusiastic and driven member of Pittwater
Community Arts Inc. Elaine has been a volunteer for this organisation
since its inception 6 years ago. Elaine has held the position of
membership secretary and is currently treasurer of the community group.
Elaine is also a convenor for the craft section at the St Ives Show and
an ice skating judge and still finds time to hold another position on
the Knitters Guild Committee.
& Brian Penny
Karen and Brian Penny are ‘the quiet achievers’ in the Bushcare
category, contributing their time over many years. As well as
acting in many roles within a number of Bushcare groups they have also
been regular attendees at community field days.
In addition to their significant contribution to Pittwater through
Bushcare, Karen and Brian live out their concern for the environment in
other practical ways, such as controlling weeds in local road reserves.
Service & Support
As the longest serving member of the Peninsula Senior Citizens Toy
Repair Group, Ray Watmough has given 23 years of devoted service
repairing donated toys that are then given to disadvantaged children.
He has brought joy to countless children over the years. His
repairs are of a very high standard and his meticulous work in making
and repairing toys in the style of traditional lead soldiers is highly
Ray is also active in supporting many other community organisations
including Centacare, Chesalon Aged Services, the Warringah Mall
Community Club and the Manly Model Train Club.
Service & Support
Ken Hughes has a distinguished record of 30 years of voluntary service
to the Pittwater community. Ken has fought fires with the
Fire Service, both in the local area and throughout NSW. He
also actively involved with the running of the local RFS. In
addition to his invaluable work with the RFS, Ken actively supports no
less than nine local organisations and currently acts as treasurer for
4 local organisations!
Ken is a driver with Northern Beaches Food Services for their Meals on
Wheels program. He is a strong supporter of local
groups and was actively involved in the Save Mona Vale Hospital
committee. He has been instrumental in raising over $300,000 to support
Mark has provided tireless and dedicated service to his community
through the State Emergency Service for over 10 years, with 6 years
served as deputy local controller. Mark is also a senior trainer,
attends call-outs, provides technical support and is the SES
representative for the Australia Day festivities in the area.
well as playing a major role in local and regional SES leadership, Mark
is an active volunteer for the Rural Fire Service.
Sue is passionate in her commitment to protecting Pittwater’s natural
environment and has put her passion into practice through long-term
involvement with organisations working for Pittwater’s environment and
heritage. These include the Avalon Preservation Trust,
Currawong, Careel Bay Pittwater Protection Association, Avalon Beach
Historical Society, Pittwater Natural Heritage Association and the
Pittwater Ramblers. Sue’s outstanding knowledge of her local
area, extensive network of contacts, experience in running community
organisations and ability to work with government at all levels are
just some of the skills that have qualified her for this
Shane has been a passionate advocate for the protection of Currawong
from development over many years. He has been a driving force
the community’s battle to save the site from development, following the
Labour Council’s decision to sell the Currawong site over 10 years
ago. His efforts and those of the many groups and individuals
has been able to mobilise to help save Currawong have finally come to
fruition with the recent announcement by the NSW Minister for Planning
that the site would be protected – a lasting legacy for the people of
Pittwater and for the national heritage.
Desmond Ferris has given over 20 years of active service to the RFS
Tumbledown Dick Brigade. He is the longest serving president
the Brigade’s history, and a significant fundraiser on their
behalf. Des remains an active fire fighter despite being
in many other aspects of the Brigade’s work. Des is listed on the
Brigade’s honour board for his enduring leadership and distinguished
service. As well as serving the Pittwater and Warringah
communities as a volunteer fire fighter, Des has travelled extensively
throughout the state serving other communities by fighting
For over 15 years Steve Monty has been a lynchpin of local
His service in support of the Pittwater Baseball Club exemplifies
Steve’s commitment to his community. He has coached club
for 15 years. He has held a number of committee positions,
assisted with fundraising, undertaken ground marking and
maintenance. He continues to coach even though his own son is
longer playing with the club. Aside from his ongoing
to his local club, Steve has coached district representative baseball
teams, under 12s, under 14s, under 16s and has taken representative
teams around the state.
Roland has been an active member of the Avalon Beach Surf Club for
close to 30 years. He trains the under 14 cadets, is an
patrol member and attends all club events both at home and away. Roland
also supports the Club through a range of other duties from attending
committee meetings through to manning the BBQ and is an integral part
of the Club’s biggest fundraiser, the Avalon Big Swim.
Apart from his three decades of service to surf lifesaving, Roland is
also a veteran of the Avalon Soccer Club. He works from 5am
mark fields and put up nets for all home games on the weekends and then
takes everything down at the end of each day’s play.
Alana Smithies is the patrol vice captain and active member of Newport
SLSC. Alana has been a member of the club for the past 12 years and is
currently an assistant age manager with the Newport nippers program.
She also provides assistance with the special needs nipper program.
Alana is a great mentor for the clubs junior members and in the
2007/2008 season she was ranked in the top ten for highest patrolling
hours as part of the Newport first aid team. She is a team leader for
SLSC Youth and Junior Development Camps and a keen and successful
Twins Callum and Darcy Gray are active junior life savers of Bilgola
SLSC. Callum and Darcy have been patrolling members for 2 years and
also participated in the nipper program. They assist the club by
training others, patrolling the beach and coordinating the first aid
section at major events eg. the Big Swim and boat carnivals. Callum and
Darcy are also volunteers for the St John’s Ambulance First Aid Servic
and give up many tireless hours on weekends to provide first aid at
events such as the City to Surf, Northern Beaches market days, the
Easter Show, and Oxfam Trail Walker.
Scotland Island Fire Shed Dinner
6 from 7pm
Talk@ Mona Vale Library
by Noel Braun
Wednesday 17 June
Noel Braun commenced his working life as a country school teacher in
Victoria then moved into a corporate career which took him
Melbourne to Perth and Sydney.
He has had a lifelong passion for writing, and wrote the first words of
Whistler Street thirty years ago in Perth. After a busy career and
raising a family of four, he has found the time in retirement to
his long-held ambition to see Whistler Street in print.
Whistler Street is Noel’s second novel, following his successful Friend
and Philosopher. He lives in Sydney’s northern
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Portraits from a Land Without People
by John Ogden
pictorial history of Aboriginal Australia 1847-2008
David James said the book could help promote understanding and
tolerance of Aboriginal and Islander Life, both here in Australia and
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10 June 6.30pm
Vale library will host a free Author Talk at 6.30pm on Wednesday 10
June by author and renowned photographer John Ogden, who has compiled a
pictorial history of Aboriginal and indigenous Australia.
from a Land Without People shows in vivid images the culture and life
of Aboriginal people since European settlement, from the first known
photographs taken in 1847 by Douglas T Kilburn to the historic
‘National Apology to the Stolen Generations’ in 2008.
With the support of Reconciliation Australia and in cooperation with
the Jimmy Little Foundation, Ogden has compiled Australia’s most
comprehensive anthology of photographs to document Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Island culture. The event is one of several events being
held in Pittwater to commemorate
the Guringai Festival between May and July, which
celebrates local indigenous
“Photography is a very powerful medium to tell the story of the
Aboriginal people’s way of life and how it has survived during the last
200 years,” he said.
Librarian Catherine Buddin said that copies of the book would be
available for purchase following John Ogden’s talk, with all proceeds
to the Jimmy Little Foundation, a national program dedicated to
improving indigenous health, particularly in the area of kidney disease.
The Guringai Festival – now in its ninth year - aims to raise awareness
of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and culture
through a series of events and activities throughout northern
Sydney. The festival program can be downloaded at
Ticks and How to deal with them..
tick to avoid meat allergy: By Danny Rose, Medical Writer SYDNEY, May 3 AAP
The Australian doctor who found the link between ticks and red meat
allergy says the condition can be avoided by safely removing the
Dr Sheryl van Nunen, a clinical immunologist based at Sydney's Royal
North Shore Hospital, found when treating people with meat allergies
that almost all had an earlier bad reaction to a tick bite.
Many reported feeling short of breath, having a swollen tongue and an
itchy lesion on the spot where they were bitten by a tick.
A similar allergic reaction then occurred, sometimes not till months
later, after they ate a meat-based meal.
"They have a full-blown anaphylaxis,'' Dr van Nunen told AAP. "`These
are people that have to be gurneyed up and taken off to Mona Vale
District Hospital. We need to look at what the advice should
be because I feel this is a preventable problem.''
Dr van Nunen studied 25 people with meat allergy for research to be
published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday. Most of the
subjects described the culprit as a hard-bodied tick shaped like a
human fingernail, ranging in size from 3mm to 10mm. This tick species
(Ixodes holocyclus) is common to Sydney's northern beaches
and is also "associated with hypersensitivity reactions in humans''.
Dr van Nunen said more people had come forward since the close of the
study, and the number of meat allergy cases linked to Sydney's northern
beaches was now more than 90. The problem could stem from how a tick
bite is treated, she said.
Doctors use ethanol (pure alcohol) to remove the parasite and Dr van
Nunen said this stunned the tick before it was scraped off.
"I now tell tell everybody I see who lives anywhere near ticks to use `Aerostart' or a
high-alcohol substance to stun the tick,'' she said.
Dr van Nunen said Aerostart, a spray-on engine cleaner that contains
ethanol, was effective in safely removing ticks. "It is stunned and
then you scrape it out, and it can't inject what it injects.''
It is thought proteins in tick saliva are cross-reactive with proteins
found in various red meats, but Dr van Nunen said more research was
Submitted by Piers Akerman
Judy Parrott - Photographer
Island photo exhibition in Scotland!
Scotland Island is now up and running in Rothesay, Scotland. People are
loving it - fascinated with your island and looking for you on Google
Thank you to you all and all the islanders for helping this to happen.
Next is getting it to Sydney. I'll keep you informed. Hope it doesn't
take as long as this took though!
If you think the school kids would like some pen pals I may be able to
set it up with the school here?
A couple of ballet shots - I took lots that day and they are my
Larger version can be seen here
Submitted by Claire Aitkins
Art Workshops in
drawing and painting
with Marion van den Driesschen
At Suzie Boyd's house on Scotland Island
For more information call Marion
on 9979 3993 or 0431 457 431
Need a house
am looking for somewhere offshore or nearby for my visiting parents to
stay for a few weeks around October this year; their dates
Non-smoking and dog-loving they would make great house-sitters or
dog-sitters if you or someone you know might be able to make
contact Jon on 0409 075420.
"Interested in joining me in a septic pump-out?...I live on Thompson
St, above Bells Wharf. email@example.com
or 0402 957 705
If you have something for sale that
you think locals would like - let us know and we will put a
SINGLE line entry in the PON at the beginning of each month...
- 3.2m tinny with 3hp Mercury engine - ideal boat
for a youngster to
learn in - call Nathalie
- Wood working tools. Circular Saw bench, Jigsaw,
chisels, drills, Dremel
carving set...etc.etc..Readers Digest record albums and single records
- call Peter Hand 9986
The Local Guide
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Assistance Line & Information
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Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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