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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
March  02, 2011
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Resurfacing works at CARGO WHARF Church Point
8am Monday 7 March to 5pm Thursday 10 March (inclusive)

Pittwater Council intends to do some resurfacing works to the Cargo Wharf parking spaces at Church Point.

Please see attached flyer indicating the area concerned.  The works will involve new profile to level the area.

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Could residents who park in these spaces please NOT to park in this area between 8am Monday 7 March to 5pm Thursday 10 March (inclusive)

Clean Up OZ Day !!  

Clean Up Australia Day is here again – Sunday, March 6, 2011

SIRA has registered Scotland Island to participate once again! 

This event encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a difference to their local environment

If you would like to help out, either by grabbing a bag and filling it, or helping to supervise activities, please email cassgye@spin.net.au and put your name on the list.

Come down to your nearest Wharf to collect a bag between the hours of 9am and 12.00pm.  Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, sensible clothes and footwear – and don’t forget to bring some water too!  Toby and his crew will be out on the Laurel Mae to collect material.

Here is a link to the Clean Up Australia website:

About the event - Clean Up Australia Day

Business Clean Up Day
–Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Schools Clean Up Day – Friday, March 4, 2011

3222 Clean Up Sites registered so far!!!

Elvina Bay Clean Up
Lesley Woods usually organises the bags to come to Elvina, for 'clean up Australia Day'. He is caught up this week and unable to get a chance to organise it.

Can someone from South Elvina please covered for empty bags

Thanks Lesley Woods

REMINDER: General Clear out - Monday, March 7
General, Metals and E-Waste


The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres (3m x 1m x 1m)

  • Asbestos, batteries and household chemicals
  • Building materials – wall linings, gyprock, studs, timber beams, tiles, concrete
  • Car, motor and boat parts, rubber tyres – rims are accepted
  • Food, full gas bottles (open valve), glass including windows, panes, mirrors, panels, shower screens, picture frames, liquid paints, oils, fuel, soil, earth, fill, bricks
  • Recyclable materials – paper and cardboard, soiled wrappings, vegetation, plants
Unacceptable Items will not be collected – please remove from roadside

  • Appliances such as stoves and fridges – remove doors; frames with glass removed – break glass into newspaper, wrap securely and put in household garbage
  • Paint tins and fuel containers – with the lid off and no liquid
  • Manageable quantities of: delivery pallets, wooden stairs, decking, gates, fencing, guttering, down piping, iron sheets and water tanks – cut down to 1.2 metre lengths and able to be lifted by one person; nails must not stick out – please hammer down; hot water systems – emptied
  • Metals to be kept separate, where possible, to be taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and re-use
Place metals in a separate pile to other general clean up materials


Electronic waste is defined as:

    * Televisions, Computers, Printers, Scanners, DVD and VCR players, Modems, Gaming Machines

Place E waste in a separate pile to other general clean up materials

Download Flyer Here

Council is recycling electronic wastes wherever possible and in this regard Council is intending to undertake the collection of electronic wastes in the same manner that occurred during the last offshore general clean up.

Electronic waste is defined as TVs, computers, printers, scanners, DVD and VCR players, modems and gaming machines.

The waste contractor, United Resource Management (URM), have been requested to carry out the following procedures for the collection and recycling of electronic wastes from Scotland Island and the Western Foreshores:

  1. Collect any electronic wastes that are presented at the roadside or at offshore public/private wharves.
  2. Store the collected electronic waste items in a separate area at Cargo Wharf, Scotland Island, during the general clean up week.
  3. The electronic wastes will be transported to Rowlands Reserve boat ramp, Bayview. 
  4. The electronic waste items will then be transported to Kimbriki Recycling and Waste Facility, Kimbriki Road, Terrey Hills, for recycling.
Please contact me if you have any enquiries regarding the collection.

Robina Warburton
Principal Environmental Health Officer
Pittwater Council

Phone:   9970-1141
Fax:       9970-7150
Office:    unit 13/5 Vuko Place, Warriewood NSW 2102
Mail:       PO Box 882 Mona Vale NSW 1660
DX:         9018 Mona Vale
Internet: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au

Offshore a capella choir choir

All off shore residents welcome to suss out the newly formed
offshore a capella choir. Come along and suss it out to see if it’s
your kind of thing. Lots of fun. If you like to sing, you’ll fit right in.
Professional choir master to lead the way. No experience necessary;
no necessity to read music.

Such is the power of singing, it:
  • increases the fun and joy in our lives
  • has the capacity to lower levels of stress
  • boosts the immune system and well being
  • is good for respiration and blood circulation
  • puts a smile on your face, lifts the spirit

Scotland Island Community Hall on Saturday at 2:30 pm
$15 per session

For further information, contact Gordon Floyd: Tel. 9997 2035; 0419 012 103. Email: floydcbg@ozemail.com.au

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