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Working Bee at the Kindy
February 2011 - 9.00am - 2.00pm
February 2011 - 9.00am - 2.00pm
Scotland Island Kindy
need helpers to ensure the Kindy is ready for our Accreditation visit
on 3rd March. Even if you can only spare a couple of hours
working bee opening times this will be much appreciated.
Please contact the Kindy to find out what you can do to help on
email@example.com or 9979 7856
Cafe of Couples
Day is on Monday. Do you believe in this festival that was
commercialised by Halls cards? Do you buy each other gifts,
splash out on roses, moon over the best romantic card on which to plant
a lipsticky kiss?
Well, do something genuinely
romantic. Come down to the park. Sit at a table for
hands, and ignore all the others because you only have eyes for each
Catherine Park, 10 til 12. Great coffee,
uncommercial, homemade cakes, slightly melted chocolates and absolutely
no one telling you that the only proof of love is to buy
something. Other than a coffee, obviously.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS
part of the "Clean up Australia Day" initiative, Pittwater Council will
conduct a major clean up of all abandoned craft on Reserves and Wharves.
staff will come to the Island on Tuesday, February 15 to photograph and
place stickers on all water craft, canoes, kayaks along the foreshore
and on the reserves.
If residents have a craft they no longer
want, please notify Council so it can be identified on their records
and placed out for Clean Up Australia Day.
Those residents whose craft is currently in use must advise Council to
avoid them being impounded.
The following sites will be targeted:
Thank you for your co-operation and assistance.
- Eastern Wharf
- Pathilda Reserve
- Tennis Wharf/Catherine Park (2 areas)
- Leahvera Reserve
- Bell Wharf
- Sandy Bay between Bell and Carols
- Harold Reserve
If you have any queries, please contact Pittwater Council’s Reserves
Officer, Tanya Carmont on 9970.1353
CLEAN UP OZ DAY!!
Australia Day is here again – Sunday, March 6, 2011
registered Scotland Island to participate once again!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!!!
(low low prices)
CONTACT DAMIAN 0425 212 852
- 70M2 SHED (You
dismantle -bargain price)
- AIR COMPRESSOR
- AIR LINES
- CIG WELDER
- BIO DIESEL REFINING
KIT (WITH MANY GALLONS OF CHIP OIL)
- Assorted stones cheap
- Sculpture at clearance
- Scrap metal
- HOBIE CAT
good condition with sails and running gear
- FORKLIFT - Lease deal
with very competitive rates
- ASSORTED BUILDING TOOLS
- RUBBLE FOR BACK FILL,
BAGGED READY FOR TRANSPORT - FREE
- STEEL BEAMS
- TIMBER TABLES
- PLUS MORE
In reply to all the snake service letters, firstly let me aplogise for
breaking ranks and causing such a
in the community regarding the relocation of the snake from our yard.
In the 60+ years that I have been on the island, (that,s before
electricity, septic systems, telephone and cars etc), I fully appreciate
SI way of life and all that it brings - including the
natural sounds, colours and variety of wildlife that comes
it, but in this particular instance felt the need to have the
snake relocated for its safety, not my own. It was however
warming to see that many of us still do enjoy SI natural
Friends of Currawong
We now need your
the following newsletter, act on it and then please forward to any
person or community group that you know will act.
will be launching a major hard hitting media campaign in the next
week. We will also need your ongoing support and actions
the election campaign. Please keep in touch with our website and please
follow the directions you will find posted there.
Our fight is
not over and we will not let Union heavies, Labor mate developers, or
Liberal fence sitting to allow this beautiful site to be destroyed.
With patience and persistence we will prevail.
President Friends of Currawong.
doubt you have read that Unions NSW have finally sold Currawong to Eco
Villages for $11million. We are disgusted that Unions NSW decided to
sell this historic property for exclusive private development without
offering it to the State Government for all people in NSW.
the fact that there is an election in a few weeks, the State Labor
Government have failed to act decisively to work with Pittwater Council
and the Friends of Currawong to acquire the site for the
are also disappointed by the position of the State Liberal Party who
have throughout this long campaign asserted their commitment to the
state acquisition of Currawong.
The Liberal Party have still
not stated categorically that they will compulsorily acquire Currawong
for public recreation. Perhaps their bean counters and
strategists have decided that the Liberals are going to win the
election and they have gone soft on their position for a State
acquisition of Currawong.
We need you
to act now!
all of the politicians listed below and demand action. Demand
commitment to the compulsory acquisition of Currawong for public
Phone (02) 9228 5239
Fax (02) 9228 3934
Tony Kelly Minister for Planning
Phone:(02) 9228 3999
Fax:(02) 9228 3988
Barry O’Farrell Leader of the Opposition
Phone (02) 9487 8588
Fax (02) 9487 8550
Brad Hazzard Shadow Minister for Planning
Phone: (02) 9981 1111
Fax: (02) 9981 5059
Rob Stokes Member for Pittwater
Phone: 02) 9999 3599
Fax: (02) 9999 0922
Mike Baird Shadow Treasurer
Phone: 9976 2773
Fax: 9976 2993
Many thanks for your ongoing support. Together we can win this long
battle and save Currawong for the people of New South Wales.
Special Rate Endorsed
Council unanimously voted this week to adopt a draft proposal to seek a
staged rate increase over a three-year period between 2011 and 2014.
return, the Pittwater community has been promised a $38 million program
of infrastructure projects and capital works over the next ten years.
proposal, which was put to the Council this week for endorsement, will
now go on exhibition until 11 March for comment by Pittwater’s
Following the decision by the Council, a formal
application to the state government will be prepared and lodged at the
end of March.
If approved by the state government, ratepayers
will pay an extra 5% in rates in the financial year 2011-2012; 4% in
2012-2013 and 3% in 2013-2014.
According to the Council’s
General Manager Mark Ferguson ‘the average residential ratepayer will
pay an extra $38 a year in the first year, $79 in the second year and
$75 in the third year.’
“Excluding CPI, this equates to an extra
$1 a week for the average Pittwater ratepayer,” Mr Ferguson said. “The
three-year increase would also replace the current environmental
infrastructure levy of 5%, which expires in June 2012.”
Mr Ferguson added that the CPI increase was currently running at around
2.6% each year.
funds raised by the special rate will be spent on infrastructure and
on-the-ground works which our community have told us they want.”
Ferguson said independent surveys and workshops with residents had been
continuing since last October to ascertain satisfaction with the
Council’s existing services and priorities for the future.
have told us that roads & footpaths, more car parking, flood
protection and improvements to public facilities such as wharves and
surf clubs are some of the highest priorities for the Council to act
on,” he said.
Mr Ferguson said that if the three-year special
rate is introduced from July 2011, $38 million will be set aside over
the next ten years for a wide-ranging program of improvements.
program includes $16.1 million for roads, car parking, drainage and
footpaths; $10.5 million for coastline, flood & bushland
protection, weed removal and water & energy saving projects;
million for improvements to public facilities and buildings such as
wharves, rock pools, surf clubs and reserves; $2.7 million for bushfire
prevention and emergency management; and nearly $700,000 for
improvements to Avalon and Mona Vale libraries.
Mr Ferguson said that spending on the infrastructure program would be
continuously monitored by a community advisory committee.
committee currently oversees how the environmental levy is spent and
the same controls and reporting will be applied to funds generated by
the special rate,” he said.
The Council has set up a section on
its website at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/rates for ratepayers to have
their say and get full details of the special rate proposal and
Ratepayers can leave an online comment,
email their comments to the Council at
Pittwater_Council@pittwater.nsw.gov.au or mail them to PO Box 882 Mona
Vale NSW 1660.
Two community meetings will be held from 6.30pm
to 8pm on 1 March at Avalon Recreation Centre and 2 March at Mona Vale
Memorial Hall to discuss the special rate. To attend one of the
meetings call 9970 1224 or email email@example.com by 28
Media contact: Mark Ferguson, Pittwater
Council, Ph: 9970 1105
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We have lost our brand new Hamburg chook - Fyn. She flew the coop on
Sunday 30th January after only 1 day on the island.
It’s likely she doesn’t know her way back or her new name – so may not
come when called J
We live next to Elise steps – near Eastern, so she may be around the
“Big Hill” on Thompson Street
She looks just like a Dalmatian (all white with black spots).
If you see her please contact Sophie on 0438 432 675 if you see her.
FREE: Teac TV, 27", in good working order. no remote control.
Will deliver on Scotland Island or to Cargo wharf for other offshore
Call Betsi or Skip at 9999 6306
ALSO FREE: Bromeliads. Pick what you want.
Call Betsi or Skip: 9999 6306
Need your Island Home house-sat this
If you’d like house sitters who can also feed animals and water plants
over the Christmas week this year, please let us know
It’s our turn to host the family turkey and we have family flying in
from Darwin and Adelaide for Christmas week 2011..
We are looking for an Island home that can sleep 6 – 9 lovely people
(all fully house trained, and responsible!)
Would love to hear from you.
Juliette Robertson and Guy Towner
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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)