Reminder Construction at Church
Point to start..
Dear Church Point boat permit holder
We are pleased to advise that Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering
has been awarded the tender for construction of the road, seawall and
car park at Church Point.
Geotechnical ground investigation works will take place during the week
of 2 May 2016, ahead of construction commencing. A barge is required
for these works and will be located by the commuter wharf for
approximately 7 days. The works will be staged to minimise disruption
as much as possible.
What this means for you
Unfortunately you will not be able to tie up your boat in the inner
section of the commuter wharf during the week commencing 2 May while
the investigation works are taking place.
Geotechnical investigations will generate some noise however works will
be kept within regulatory levels and will be conducted within the
permitted hours of 7am to 5pm. We apologise for any inconvenience
during this time.
Alternative temporary tie up locations
To minimise inconvenience, we have arranged temporary tie up locations
whilst this work takes place (please see attached pic):
- Old wharf (wharf in front of waterfront café)
- Boat ramp/seawall/beach at the eastern end of Church
Point car park
Staging of works
No tie ups permitted on the inner-west section of commuter wharf
- Sunday 1 May, 6pm–Tuesday 3 May, 6pm:
No tie ups permitted on the inner east side of the commuter wharf
- Tuesday 3 May, 6pm–Friday 6 May, 6pm:
Rangers will use discretion for boats with current permits during this
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On behalf of Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade, we would like to thank
you for your continued support and tell you about some of the things we
As you know we have several events throughout the year in which we
raise funds. This has enabled us to purchase things like a new washing
machine, a compressor, a battery booster and items for our kitchen
(including mats for the leg weary caterers to stand on).
We have plans to improve our equipment on the boat, as well as
equipment for our community first responders (Volunteer Ambulance
Officers) and a proposed upgrade to our PC (Personal Carrier, Ambulance
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade would like to congratulate &
thank those 9 members as mentioned at the AGM that attended CFR
training recently at Ambulance Training Centre Point Clair.
Thank you to those CFR members that attended to Ambulance Extreme
Exercise & Conference at Coffs Harbour weekend
Another thing we've been able to do along with our general monthly
costs is install a secondary pager system called Rover. This has proved
to be invaluable to our call out procedures (getting to the job
quicker). As I'm sure you can imagine time is a critical factor in what
We thank you again ....
Please be aware & sorry for any inconvenience while a District
Field Day Exercise (see below) will take place on the 1st May
from Church Point, Cargo Wharf, Elvina Wharf to sharpen the skills of
Scotland Island RFB
RFS Training Exercise
8am to 5pm Sunday 1st May
The Rural Fire Service are
a training exercise in the Church Point, Scotland Island and Elvina Bay
areas this Sunday 1st May.
The exercise will begin around 8am and conclude by 5pm. During
exercises there will be numerous Rural Fire Service, Fire & Rescue,
Police, Marine Rescue and SES crews, boats and vehicles in the
Please be aware that the exercises will make use of live fire, smoke
and flares. In particular there will be small fires used in a
of areas within Elvina Bay, around and just off Cargo Wharf Scotland
Please proceed with caution in and around these areas and assist our
emergency services by staying clear of any exercises.
Deputy Captain – Scotland Island Rural Fire Service
Day at Church Point
at Eastern Wharf
A BOAT moored at the Eastern Wharf was gutted after fire ripped through
it the night of April 17.
Around 9pm, fire crews responded to triple-0 calls about a boat on
Fire extinguished by Scotland Island RFB & supported by Ingleside
RFB & HQ RFB to remove any possible flair
Picture Credit : Nick
Woody Point AGM
Bayview Scout Hall
30th April 6pm
Scotland Island Fire
1st Dinner for the Year -
Saturday 14 May
Time to dress up and be the
person you always wanted to be !!
Food and Wine Fair - Sun 1 May
Foodies and wine-lovers
can start packing the picnic rug in preparation for the 2016 Pittwater
Food and Wine Fair at Winnererremy Bay on Sunday 1 May from 10am-4pm.
Ride your bike, walk, or take public transport, there'll be plenty of
bike racks and a courtesy shuttle bus which will be on a constant loop
from Winnererremy Bay to the Mona Vale bus stop on Pittwater Road (by
the taxi rank).
Sample fine Australian wines from boutique and classic wine makers and
enjoy tasty gourmet foods while tapping your toes to some fabulous live
music from Revolution Incorporated and others. Check out the cooking
demos with John McFadden, Mark Holland and Rebecca Jones.
Sustainability Lane will have useful tips on living sustainably and
protecting our environment, with lots of water bottles and plant
giveaways. Try out the Envirobank Reverse Vending Machine and insert
empty cans or drink bottles to redeem rewards. Everyone who recycles at
the fair has a chance to win a free compost bin.
Discover unique volunteering opportunities including community
transport, community service groups, accessibility and disability
services at the Volunteer Expo.
Recyclable/reusable wine ’glasses’ (required to buy wine tastings) will
be sold on the day from the Council stall for $5.
For more information see the Facebook event or visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/foodandwinefair
Have a say on Delivery Plan and Budget
Pittwater’s Draft Delivery
Program and Budget 2016-17 outlining a proposed $44M program of works
is now on exhibition until 22 May.
Mayor of Pittwater, Jacqueline Townsend said the 12-month delivery
program has been built around a number of priority areas as identified
by the community including a focus on youth and family services,
activating public space, improving access to public transport and
traffic infrastructure and preserving and sustaining its environment.
“The program outlines Council’s key priorities, capital improvement
projects and fees and charges and I am proud of the way Pittwater
continues to strengthen its position as a council that embodies the
needs of its community.”
Council will generate revenues and spend approximately $119M in the
2016-17 financial year with an increased focus on a wide range of
capital works programs. Highlights include:
• $7.6M for Church Point precinct improvements
• $9M for roadworks and bridge at Macpherson Street
• $4.3M for reserves
• $2.6M for street scape improvements
• $4.5M for building improvements
• $1.7M for active travel footpaths and walkways
• $1.3M for bushland protection and additional funding for coastal and
• Plans to seek $1M funding from the NSW Government for construction of
an iconic Palm Beach Walkway from the Ferry Wharf to Governor Phillip
In addition, the proposed budget for the 2016-17 year involves a major
works program of $43.848M with $31.588M on capital works and $12.260M
on recurrent maintenance programs.
“There is much to achieve and much to be proud of in terms of what we
can deliver for Pittwater. We have continued our commitment to be
responsive to the needs and expectations of our community and we
believe this program delivers on our commitment,” Mayor Townsend said.
Pittwater Council General Manager, Mark Ferguson said all of Council’s
financial indicators demonstrate that it exceeds the Local Government
“Council’s budget forecast for the period 2016-2017 is projecting an
operating profit of $1.8M for the coming financial year, excluding any
“This demonstrates Council’s ability to undertake major infrastructure
programs within a financially sustainable budget framework,” said Mr
The Draft Delivery Program and Budget outlines Council’s key
priorities, capital improvement projects and fees and charges and is on
exhibition for comment until 22 May.
The document is available on the Council’s website at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/yoursay
or at Council offices and libraries at Avalon and Mona Vale.
Contact: Media contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1172 or 9970 1114
Co-Op Club Presents
May 2016 Bookings
Church Point Cafe
play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
May 1: Mary Jane Guiney :
Mary Jane Guiney hails from the northern beaches but shares her time
between New Orleans in Louisiana and Sydney these days. She joins us
for the first time at the Co-Op Club before she leaves our shores and
heads back to the US. She brings with her a band of Sydney's finest
musicians featuring Paul Berton on guitar, the great Victor Rounds on
bass, Rosscoe Clark drums and Mary Jane on piano and vocals.
May 8: Rebecca Johnson Band :
Chich & The Soul Messengers are the 'soul revivalists' and they're
bringing their soul & blues revue to the Co-Op Club on Sun April 3.
The boys will be showcasing their critically acclaimed tunes from their
2015 EP 'Dirty Soul' which rose to #14 on the Australian Blues &
Roots charts, alongside new takes on classics from soul greats like
Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway & Curtis Mayfield. They also have a
new album being released this year to watch out for.
May 15: Clayton Doley :
Clayton Doley is an internationally renowned organist & keyboard
player who also sings and writes killer songs. He spends his time
travelling the globe with his own projects as well as backing up
Canadian bluesman Harry Manx & Texan guitar traveller Eugene
'Hideaway' Bridges. He is joining us for the first time at the Co-Op
Club with his cookin band to play songs from his latest album Bayou
Billabong which went to No1 both in the iTunes blues charts and US
Roots Music Report Blues Chart.
May 22: Los Pibos :
We welcome back to the Co-Op Club some of
Australia's finest Latin musicians. These multi-instrumentalists
combine intense rhythms and delicate harmonies with tight and exciting
arrangements. They perform a variety of authentic styles ranging from
son, salsa, rumba, samba, bossa nova, cumbia, bolero, mariachi, Andean
and much more, playing all of the classics to the contemporary hits.
Get ready to dance or sit back and listen to the magic that is Latin
American music performed at it's finest.
May 29: Tina Harrod & The Mad Dogs :
Tina Harrod & The Mad Dogs celebrate the music from the Mad Dogs
& Englishmen era that brought the great Leon Russell and Joe Cocker
together with their carnival of craziness. Tina and her 6 piece band
will take you on a musical journey like no other as they mine the
treasure chest of the early 70's post soul era with songs like
Hitchcock Railway, Feelin alright, With a Little Help from my Friends,
Darlin be Home Soon, Space Captain & many more..
Waterfront House to Rent
Call/text Rachel 0406 239 946
- 3 bedrooms
- Backyard and front lawn
- Large front balcony
- Washing machine
- 2 fridges
- Combustion wood fire
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Saturday 30th April , Sunday 1st May
& Saturday 7th May - 9am-3pm
50 Thompson Street
Look for the turquoise blue flag.
- Lots of furniture……
- DVD’S, CD’S, and kitchen ware only 50c each
- Clothes $1 & $2 each
- Flat screen TV
- Record player
- Original art 50% less it’s current gallery price
- Lots of Free Stuff
All enquiries, phone 0402 708 328
Wood Heater & Flue Kit
Urgently needed on Island
You will be required to remove the old wood heater & install in the
same place the new heater & complete flue kit.
Please call Jules 0438261252
Small Studio to Rent
Small island studio to rent (waterfront).
Self contained. Private bathroom + tiny kitchenette.
Suit single person only.
Phone 0415058922 to view.
$280 PW. includes utilities and jetty use.
Furniture for Sale
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complete pdf with more item for sale
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Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
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Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership details - click
here for details
Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Island Emergency Non-potable Water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map & Contacts
& Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Long Day Care at The Scotland Island Kindy,
Catherine Park, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am till walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry till
Vacation Care, Parents Group on Mondays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 0431 125 142/02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
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Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994 092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
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Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
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Assistance Line & Information
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Bay Water Police
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Bay - Weekend
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Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Service
|Elvina Bay Rural
Fire Service Headquarters Terrey
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
25 00 9486
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
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388, (ah) 131 909
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