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of Pittwater, Australia
PUBLIC MEETING – Scotland Island
Roads, Stormwater & Drainage
10am to 11am
See advice below from Pittwater Council of Public Meeting.
You may have noticed that there are signs in various locations around
the Island, posted on trees, poles, stakes. These have a
Priority # and relate to information in one of three documents on
exhibition, the Implementation Plan.
Please have a look at the signs, particularly in your area, so you can
familiarise yourself with planned works detailed in the document and to
assist with your submission.
If you have any questions to ask at the Public Meeting, please email
Pittwater Council Attention: Paul Davies in preparation for the
A public meeting about draft plans for Scotland Island’s Roads,
Stormwater and Drainage will be held on Sunday 3 April at Scotland
Island’s Community Hall from 10am to 11am
The draft plans will be on public exhibition until Monday, 2 May and
can be viewed at: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/council/documents_on_ex/document_pages/Scotland_Island
Council’s Customer Service Centres: 59a Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon and
at 1 Park Street, Mona Vale
Written submissions should be mailed to: Pittwater Council, PO Box 882,
Mona Vale NSW 1660
emailed to: Pittwater_Council@pittwater.nsw.gov.au
– by Monday 2 May
Enquiries: Paul Davies 9970 1177
Who floats boats ?
Luke Smith and Anton last night between 10pm and god knows when spent
at least 2 Hours bailing boats @ Tennis and then 2 hours
bailing boats @ commuter wharf.
A huge vote of thanks.
We know because Don went down to do ours and John Christies and they
had already been done
Doesn't this community make your heart sing ??
Bev & Don Dwyer
In a world where
we often focus on the negative news, there is sometimes some
good news. This morning at 4am 2 of our wonderful offspring of the
Island spent 2 hours bailing out boats at Tennis (after a long night of
celebrating, (congratulations Anton and Rachel on your engagement).
Then when they went back across the water to commuter wharf they spent
another 2 hours bailing out more boats at risk. Finally at 9 am they
are home, wet and very tired.
Thank you to the beautiful boys who have been raised on the island with
the community in their hearts and no wish for any thank yous.
Currawong to become State Park
21 MAR 11 @
10:25AM BY JOHN MORCOMBE
CURRAWONG has been bought by the State Government and will be
incorporated into a new state park, ending years of fear and
speculation about the future of the iconic site on the western side of
The deal follows months of secret negotiations between Pittwater
Council and the State Government over the future of Currawong.
The proposed state park will also include two parcels of Crown land at
Palm Beach Governor Phillip Park and Pittwater Park and two
council-owned reserves Mackay Reserve at Palm Beach and Mackerel
Reserve between Currawong and Mackerel Beach.
Although the details are yet to be formalised, the state park is likely
to be managed by a board consisting of representatives of the
government, the council and the community.
Monday, 21 March 2011
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today said he was delighted that the
decades long campaign to save Currawong Beach has resulted in the
entire site being returned to public ownership.
Rob Stokes comments follow a decision by the State Government to
purchase Currawong Beach from Eco Villages Pty Ltd, preventing the long
opposed residential subdivision and redevelopment of the heritage
"This is a historic victory in our community's epic struggle to secure
Currawong in public ownership" Rob Stokes said today.
"I salute Shane Withington and the Friends of Currawong who own this
victory after fighting tirelessly on behalf of our community.
"I'm delighted that people power has prevailed and Currawong will be
secured in public ownership for future generations to enjoy", Rob
SI Fireshed Winter Dinners are Back!
of the Month - April to September
A CAJUN FEAST -
Saturday 2 April 7:00pm
Prepared for you
by Nathalie and her Southern All Stars
Don't forget to
bring a Dessert and enter in the "BAKE OFF"
Animal Baiting on Western Side of
Two days ago a possum that had been living behind my bathroom for at
least 6 years came into my home and lay down at my feet. I
could see that it was very ill although no obvious external signs of
damage. It was healthy, a female and in good
condition. I covered it with a towel and rang WIRES, being
able to travel by boat but not having a car for transport.
Wires rang back and I ferried the possum to the WIRES co-ordinator at
Newport. The possum died before arrival at the vet, however
an autopsy was performed and the WIRES coordinator confirmed that the
possum appeared to have been poisoned with ratsack or
similar. Since possums are territorial and do not move far
from their area, it placed the baiting very close to my home
and neighbours were duly notified.
Ratsack will not only kill rats, but other native animals i .e.
bandicoots, lizards and birds and snakes who eat the rats before they
die, as well as indiscriminately killing dogs and other pets.
Pythons are a very good ecological means of controlling rat
populations. If baiting must occur, the baits should be place
in narrow carboard tubes so that other native animals cannot get their
heads in to reach the bait, but that does not stop the killing of
animals who ingest the rats.
This possum died a very painful death and came to me for help at the
end. I apologise to it daily for the thoughtlessness of some
The possum coordinator for WIRES is Lynette Millett and she may be
contacted through WIRES.
Another possibility is to go to the interview with Margaret Throsby on
ABC Classic FM radio on Friday 18 March 2011 with Associate Professor
Clare McArthur of School of Biological Sciences at Sydney University on
why you should love possums!
To whoever is doing the indiscriminate baiting, please be aware of the
sad and unintended consequences of your actions.
I am looking for affordable accommodation at fairly short
notice. I run a green initiative out of Vancouver BC called
www.thespruceinitiative.ca, I am also writing a children's novel and
work as an artist and inventor.
When I was growing up I visited Scotland Island with some friends and
liked it very much. My grandpa built a yacht which I am
trying to locate and refurbish, so I thought the Pittwater area would
be a good place for me.
If anyone in the area would like a housesitter or
could rent me a room or flat I would be most grateful.
Felicity Fane, Ph.D.
Tinny for Sale
4m De Havilland tinny with 25HP Johnson outboard. Power tilt and trim –
front steering wheel drive – key start – new windscreen – new lights –
recently anti-fouled – auto bilge pump – canopy – 2 fuel tanks – extras
include life jackets, anchor etc - motor recently completely overhauled
at a cost of $2000+ – boat also has oars and rowlocks –
trailer available on mainland.
Registered to March 2012
Phone John 0419 432 626 or 9997 7469
81 Richard Rd., Scotland Island
1 pair of italian designed sunglasses at Church Point Tuesday 15 March
around lunch time.
Please call Anne on 9999 4002 if these could be your beloved sunnies...
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views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA)