Head over to the Offshore Photo Gallery to see many more photos.
Saturday 6 December from 12pm
Includes: BBQ, Music, Kids games (12 – 3pm)
Members Free, Non-Members $25
“Reliance” Ferry rides during the day – C.P, Island and RMYC
SCHEDULEVenue: Elandra, Elvina Bay (thanks to Scott and Colin)
(Elandra is at the junction of Wirringulla Avenue and Elvina Walking Track on the point between Elvina Bay and McCarrs Creek.
Use the right hand jetty.
Take inclinator or steps to the higher house.)
Time: 6.30 arrival for 7.00 pm start
Tuesday November 25th
Tuesday December 2nd
Tuesday December 9th
Tuesday December 16th
Performance: Thursday December 18th
Choir Master: John Lloyd
Please bring a plate for the supper after rehearsals and some liquid refreshment if you wish to partake!
CAROLSWords for the Carols can be downloaded:
HERE in PDF format
HERE in .Doc (word format)
New rules under 10/50 vegetation code welcomed by CouncilThis week the NSW Rural Fire Services (RFS) announced, with immediate effect, a reduction in the entitlement area under the10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code: Category one vegetation is reduced to 100 metres and category two vegetation to 30 metres, down from 350 metres and 150 metres, respectively.
Previously, there were 12,960 Pittwater properties included in the entitlement area but with this week’s changes to the code—which reflect the bushfire prone land mapping—there’s now 6,760 homes affected.
Heavy penalties apply to residents who clear vegetation without authorisation. The easiest way to work out if you're covered by the entitlement area is checking the RFS website, which carries the latest information on areas covered by the code.
“We welcome the formal review of the 10/50 Code, and interim changes to the entitlement area, announced by the RSF this week. The change offers greater protection of our vegetation, especially threatened species, whilst the code is being further refined,” said Mayor Jacqueline Townsend.
“However, we would still prefer the previous system, where a holistic approach was taken; involving the RFS assessing individual properties and actual benefits of vegetation removal, and other issues such as building and garden maintenance,” she added.
Pittwater would like to see a return to the RFS assessing each property on an individual basis and then issuing of a hazard reduction certificate that would override the council’s tree and bushland preservation requirements and other provisions.
“The change is a positive sign, and one that has come about as the result of a sincere commitment to preserving our natural environment from deep within the community, across Pittwater and further,” said Mayor Jacqueline Townsend.
“We will continue to lobby the Baird Government for permanent changes to the code to remove the risk of indirect tree loss”.
The RFS, in partnership with the Department of Planning and Environment, is reviewing the scheme due to abuse of the fuel reduction provisions for other purposes.
The RFS received more than 1800 submission. Pittwater’s submission can be viewed at our website, by visiting the agenda for the Council meeting scheduled for 3 December.
Kids on the Coast – school holiday fun!Kids on the Coast is a fun and educational program with a wide range of activities that teach kids the value of our natural environment. The program is on at the award-winning Coastal Environment Centre (CEC), during the 2015 Summer School Holidays, for boys and girls aged 6-12 years.
There is a range of exciting and fun-filled activities to choose from. Activities run from 10am to 3pm from Monday 12 January to Friday 23 January. The cost is $55 for a full day, which includes morning and afternoon activities, plus supervision over lunch (BYO).
The activities include Reptile Romp, Flying High with Kite, Summer Science, Coastal Art Workshop, Sculpture Workshop and Treasures from the Sea. Each activity is as entertaining and exciting as the next one, with an activity to suit every child.
Be sure to pack them lunch and snacks, a refillable water bottle and a hat. Please dress appropriately (no singlets) and wear sturdy enclosed shoes. Bring a spare pair of wet/waterproof shoes for wet activities.
For bookings and more information call 1 300 000 CEC (232) or visit pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ceckids
Contact: David Lowery
Phone: 9970 1259
Caring for your Pet this ChristmasThe noise and excitement that comes with the Christmas holiday season can be overwhelming for pets—even those with very social and friendly characters—but by following a few pet care tips your puss or pooch can have a happy Christmas too.
Pittwater Council’s Environmental Compliance Manager, Mr Jeff Lofts suggests keeping pets away from large groups of people and loud noise—like fireworks—is a good start.
“Fireworks can be really upsetting for pets, in some cases causing them to run away, so it’s always a good idea to bring them inside and settle them before the noise starts,” says Mr Lofts.
Mr Lofts stresses the importance of micro-chipping and registering pets and checking that the details on record are up to date as well as ensuring they wear an up to date collar and identification tag, which will help locate them in the event they run away.
With the Christmas period being a popular time of year to go away, it’s important to plan pet care for transit times and ensure your pet is safely secured at the destination.
“Residents taking pets on extended car trips should never leave them unaccompanied in vehicles and should always have plenty of water on hand.
“Those holidaying without pets should always arrange to have them minded by family, friends or a professional pet sitting service—never leave a pet unaccompanied for more than a day.
Mr Lofts acknowledges Christmas is a popular time of year for families to buy animals as a gift but reminds residents; buying a pet is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
“A pet is a long-term commitment with the responsibility of ensuring they are, microchipped, registered and looked after, long after Christmas.”
Mr Lofts said families thinking about getting a pet for Christmas could consider charities such as the Animal Welfare League, which have pets—already microchipped and vaccinated— and available for adoption.
Full details on microchipping and registration can be found at your local veterinarian or on our website.
The Animal Welfare League are located at 11 Cicada Glen Road, Ingleside and can be contacted on 8899 3333 or at their website www.awlnsw.com.au
Contact: Emma Mackay
Phone: 9970 1226
Paul and Tracy smiths house
|Scotland Island Web Site||www.scotlandisland.org.au|
|click to go to the Calendar|
|Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page||click to go to Page|
|Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700||Number, Usage & Charges|
|Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404||http://www.sirfb.org.au|
|West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795||www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au|
|Offshore Photo Gallery||offshore gallery|
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership details - click
here for details
|West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au|
Island Emergency Water
Complete details on website inc.
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Children's Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues, Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility & Equipment Hire
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: email@example.com
|Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings: http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/community/community-hall/|
|Pittwater Online News - http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com|
|Tick Fact Sheet|
|Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges||
|Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997 Ferry Timetable click here|
|Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190|
Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
|Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158|
|Manly Warringah Cabs - 02 9972 5600|
|Palm Beach Cruises - 02 9997 4815|
|PMC Hill - 9999 4902 http://www.pmchill.com.au/|
|Tanya Mottl at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au|
|L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000 http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale|
Traders - On-line shopping
from your computer through www.g2u.com.au
-delivered to your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders
- Graeme Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
|Justice of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 9999 4092|
|Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667|
|Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628|
|Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723|
|Justice of the Peace - - Andy
Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
|Pittwater Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au|
|Woody Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au email@example.com|
|Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022 http://www.rpayc.com.au/|
|Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511|
|Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au|
|Pittwater Youth Hostel - 02 9999 5748 www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=31|
|Handy Service - "No job too small" - Call Alan 0447 775 541|
|Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au|
|David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dog Wash & Grooming Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: email@example.com|
|Pittwater ECO Floor Sanding - LUCIO: 0425 376 986 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf|
|Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406 483 036 email@example.com|
|Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431|
|@ Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449|
|Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916|
|Dynamic Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes – Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or email@example.com|
|Gurdjieff / The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979 3993 or Anne on 9999 3478|
|Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781|
|WOW - Women on Water - meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.|
|Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scotland Island Players - contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092|
|Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017|
|Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092|
|Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com|
|Offshore a capella choir – Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on 9997 2035.|
|Pittwater Council - 9970 1111 - email firstname.lastname@example.org Web site click here|
|Member for Mackellar Bronwyn Bishop, email clicking here or Bronwyn.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au|
|Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes, email email@example.com|
Arrivals and Departures
Sydney Buses: Information.
Timetables & Information.
|Country Link Rail:
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)||000|
|Police Assistance Line & Information||13 1444 or 9281 0000|
|Broken Bay Water Police||9910 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
|Scotland Island Rural Fire Service||9999 4404|
|Elvina Bay Rural
|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
|NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999||9265 2999|
|Rural Fire Service General information||9450 3000|
|State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES||13 25 00 9486 3399|
|National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information||9457 9322|
|Dept of Community Services: general information||9977 6011|
|Sydney Water||132 090|
|Energy Australia||131 388, (ah) 131 909|
can now join the
Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking
Look for the membership form link on the page. Return the completed form to SIRA at this address:
The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105.
Please NO CASH.
Contact the Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the Western Pittwater Community Association www.wpca.org.au, contact Michael Wiener at
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