A replacement pole is being installed on Thompson Street between Hilda
Avenue and Cecil Street between 8am and 3pm Wednesday, June 5. See notice here.
Power Interruption at
Wednesday 5 June 8am to 3pm
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PLEASE REFER TO THE MAP
FOR PROPERTIES THAT WILL BE AFFECTED ON RICHARD ROAD,
BETWEEN BELL AND CAROL’S, AND THOMPSON STREET, BETWEEN HILDA AVENUE AND
. See map here.
Both the main substation at Bell and the one located at the bottom of
Cecil Street will be switched off.
The main power is required to be switched off for this installation
following new regulations subsequent to the death of a linesman working
on low voltage.
For more information about the interruption, please contact Ausgrid:
Clinton Gee 02 8569 6352
West Pittwater Brigade
Annual General Meeting
This Sunday 2nd June 2019
Time: 09.30 am
Bacon and egg rolls: 09.00
This Sunday 2nd June 2019
West Pittwater Fire Shed - Elvina Bay.
All welcome. Please note only financial members are entitled to vote.
For more Information contact:
Andrew Cutler: 0423 244 444
Say - SI Traffic Management Plan
...........Following community consultation and feedback from Roads and
Maritime Services, we have revised the Scotland Island Traffic
Management Plan (TMP).
Outlined below is a summary of the amendments made to the draft TMP:
View the revised Scotland Island Traffic Management Plan
- vehicle weight for controlled access has been amended
from 2.5 tonne to 4.5 GVM
- stipulating a $40 fee per vehicle permit (for
vehicles on the island)
- inclusion of a sliding scale and/or bond for the
businesses using large vehicles to service the community.
You are invited to attend an information session at the Rural Fire
Services Shed, Scotland Island on:
Sat 15 Jun
10am - 12noon
Have your say
via interactive PDF(External link)
on our comment form
in writing to the CEO, Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly, NSW
1655 marked 'Draft Scotland Island Traffic Management Plan'
Comments close Tuesday 18 June 2019.........
Reference: View the Draft Traffic Management Plan
Mona Vale Road upgrade
Mona Vale Road, serving the Northern Beaches and northern suburbs of
Sydney, is a corridor of demand within the transport network.
The NSW Government is proposing to upgrade Mona Vale Road from two
lanes to four lanes between Terrey Hills and Mona Vale. The upgrades
are being planned in stages and are aimed at improving safety and
traffic efficiency. The projects include:
Mona Vale Road East upgrade
Upgrade of 3.2 kilometres of Mona Vale Road from two lanes to four
lanes between Manor Road, Ingleside and Foley Street, Mona Vale. The
NSW Government has allocated $140m to complete the project, and Roads
and Maritime has appointed Georgiou Group to construct the road upgrade.
Mona Vale Road West upgrade
Upgrade of 3.4 kilometres of Mona Vale Road from two lanes to four
lanes between McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills and Powder Works Road,
Ingleside. Roads and Maritime has published a Submissions Report to
respond to all feedback received during the display of the Review of
Environmental Factors (REF) and the Species Impact Statement (SIS) in
February and March 2017. The project was assessed by the Office of
Environment and Heritage Project concurrence was received in November
2017. The detailed design will now be completed.
Latest documents: Available HERE
McCarrs Creek, Mona Vale
and Bayview Floodplain Risk
Management Study and Plan
Council is undertaking a comprehensive
Floodplain Risk Management Study for the McCarrs Creek, Mona Vale and
We would like to get your thoughts and suggestions on flood management
options to reduce flood risk and improve emergency response planning
for the catchments of McCarrs Creek, Mona Vale & Bayview.
This short survey(External link) is your opportunity to
contribute local knowledge to help with our future planning for the
Please complete the survey online(External link).
closes 16 June 2019.
Further opportunities to comment on flood management options during the
public exhibition of the draft Study and Plan later in the year.
Planning Our Sustainable Future
Our community is passionate about the
Northern Beaches and we want any future development to be in keeping
with our lifestyle, environment, local character and changing community
We’re taking our four current Local Environmental Plans (LEP’s) and Development
Control Plans (DCP’s) and working with our community and other
stakeholders to create one new planning framework.
This is our opportunity to create a roadmap for managing the way our
area evolves, in a consistent, sustainable and coordinated way, over
the next 20 years and beyond.
Our new LEP, and the Development Control Plan that supports it, must be
consistent with the themes and regional directions set by the Greater
Sydney Commission in the North District Plan, and it must also respond to
what our community told us when we developed our Community Strategic Plan.
We’re starting this process by creating a Local Strategic Planning Statement, called Towards
This new planning document will outline our future vision, set
priorities, and include actions to achieve the priorities and planning
principles; confirming our commitment to a sustainable future.
Good planning is all about looking ahead and ensuring we have the
housing, infrastructure, services and environment to support our lives
now, and for the future. Our aim is to do this while protecting and
enriching the characteristics that make living here so special.
Palm Beach to have
world-first Urban Night Sky Park to
view the stars
Look up to the heavens tonight and count how many stars
you can see?
One hundred? 50 maybe? perhaps just a dozen or even less?
Our ancestors would have been able to gaze into the darkness and see
thousands of stars twinkling in the night’s sky.
The Milky Way with the
Barrenjoey Lighthouse in the foreground. Picture: Greg Barber
Marnie Ogg is the driving force behind creating the world’s first Urban
Night Sky Park at Palm Beach. Picture: AAP Picture: Jane Dempster
But electricity, and our increasing dependence on it, has thrown a
blanket over one of nature’s most beautiful sights.
All is not lost and one woman has made it her goal to do something
about it — right here on the northern beaches.
Meet Marnie Ogg, from Terrey Hills, who is the driving force behind
creating what will be the world’s first Urban Night Sky Park at Palm
As designated by the International Dark-Sky Association, the Urban
Night Sky Parks are chosen for their exceptional clear skies for
stargazing — despite their proximity to major cities.
“Palm Beach is fantastic,” Ms Ogg said. “On a clear night at the Sydney
Observatory you can see 127 stars by the naked eye. At Palm Beach you
would be able to see more than a thousand.
“By getting the status we will hopefully be able to maintain that and
possibly even improve it.”
To gain the status there are four requirements. Lights in the area must
be night sky friendly. There must be a commitment to public outreach
and education with at least four events annually, local government must
be committed to night sky friendly lighting and there must be regular
checks on the lights used in the area.
With Northern Beaches Council recently throwing their support behind
the plan, Palm Beach is expected to formally get the status within the
next two years........
Full details and photos HERE
Pittwater Offshore Wine
Sunday June 16 from 3-5pm
Oh,oh! Winter approaches.Time for electric blankets and hot toddies,
whatever they are.
Your ever active committee are thrilled to announce the details of our
mid-winter tasting. Tasting notes available HERE
Here are the details:
PLACE: the boatshed of Michael
Chapman and Karen Warburton (No. 3), supported by Greg and Louise
Roberts (No. 5) Florence Terrace, Scotland Island.
DATE: Sunday June 16th 2019
If the wine is as good as the last tasting I will be stocking up. Did
you get some of the Tempranillo from the last tasting? Brilliant!
Remenber to bring a platter and your wine tasting glass..
Church Point Cafe -
Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
June 2nd: ARABESK
The Co-Op is very excited to present award winning band ARABESK. These
are four very talented, wordly experienced musicians delivering their
style of European gypsy soul, bringing energetic, intoxicating global
grooves. At any moment it will swing hard, only to drop into a
thick funk pumped bass line, all the while the violin floating above
it. The drums hammer and thunder beats reminiscent of Motown, Blue Note
and Afro Cuban jazz
Their excellent musicianship has seen them perform at festivals all
over the world and Australia as well as winning many songwriting
awards. If you like dancing you will love this band.
Arabesk won best instrumental track at The ASA awards and that year
were invited to perform at Takatsuki Jazz Festival in Osaka, Japan for
the first time. In August 2016 they released their third album ‘Mr Fi’
and have spent the last two years touring and playing festivals in
Australia and Japan including the 2015 & 2018 Takatsuki Jazz
Festival and 2016 Sumida Jazz Festival in Tokyo. Recent
Australian festival highlights include Blue Mountains Music Festival
and Wangaratta Jazz Festival in 2015, Hobart's Clarence Jazz Festival,
Palm Creek Folk Festival Townsville, Manly Jazz Sydney in 2016 and
Parramasala 2018. In 2017 they took 1st & 4th place at the ASA
Awards and were finalists (Honorable Mention) in the prestigious US
songwriting competition ISC.
The music of Arabesk follows many paths at any one time. Like a river
it is fed from many different tributaries to form the whole, drawing
upon strong jazz influences... Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery,
Eastern European Gypsy /
Classical music, upon a backdrop of African and Arabic influenced
rhythms. With a wealth of musical experience it is little wonder
Arabesk are such a powerhouse of invention and innovation.
Band will feature:
Calvin Welch – Drums
James Haselwood - Bass
Rob Shannon - Guitar
Veren Grigorov - Violin
9th June: JOHN BROWNRIGG BAND
The Co-Op presents the JOHN BROWNRIGG BAND with Phil Nunn on Guitar,
Richelle ‘Bootsie’ Booth on Sax & Steel Drums, Tabatha on Vocals
& friends galore!
John is a life long musician from Liverpool UK. From the golden age of
Merseybeat to today’s memories of yesteryear playing Classic Rock ‘n
Roll, Soul, R&B & Motown.
A feature of the local Aussie music scene since the sixties. John
continues working today presenting music from the Brit Invasion era as
well as his ever growing original music. Influenced by the blues
music of America and the interpretations of the British beat bands. The
melodies of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr and the sensual
appeal of Jagger, Richards and the Stones.
16th June : THE REBECCA JOHNSON BAND
The Co-Op Club is very happy to welcome back THE
REBECCA JOHNSON BAND. Rebecca is renowned for her unique bass playing
technique and has been compared to Mark King (Level 42) Over the years
she has played and toured with numerous artists including Richard
Clapton, Margaret Urlich, Ian Moss, Ganggajang, Vanessa Amorosi Jenny
Morris and many many more.
The band includes Con Settineri
(drums), and James Vertley (Guitar) and they play music for all tastes,
from ‘easy listening laid back classics’ to having the dance floor
pumping with songs from 70’s funk to today`s contemporary hits as well
as some rock & roll, reggae and latin rhythms. Songs include-
Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Jon Cleary, The Meters, Chaka Khan, John
Mayer , Jessie J, Bob Marley, Macy Gray, Prince, Joss Stone + Aussie
classics, current hits and many more.
June 23rd: LLOYD G AND THE AMBASSADORS
LLOYD G AND THE AMBASSADORS are back for a waterside
kick back afternoon of Roots’n Blues, Alt Country & Rock’n Roll….
Look out! You might find yourself on the dance floor!
an exciting and passionate Americana style band, led by Lloyd G on
drums and vocals out front. He’s played with Lionel Richie, Russell
Morris, Christine Anu and many more - and is the drummer for respected
artists, Dave Warner, Perry Keyes and The Atlantics. This music is
delivered from the heart, for the ears and feet - featuring classic
songs from the greatest songwriters.
Make the most of this Sunday and join this amazing afternoon of
entertainment from 3.30pm.
“The music was awesome”- Vanessa Prochowskia
“You guys rocked it last night Lloyd. What a show! Thank you”-
“Great gig...we had so much fun”- Judi Burke
best cover bands don't replicate, they reinterpret and reimagine - And
they dig a little deeper with their repertoire. Lloyd G and the
Ambassadors are one of them"- Peter Langstaff
June 30th: NLB
The Co-Op’s sell out brand spanking new house band
The NLB are back! Fronted by Narelle Lewis (former songstress with The
Sly Dogz) this band puts Narelle in the spotlight with her soulful
R&B gospel blues voice covering some of her favourite artist, from
Bill Withers to Beth Hart. Narelle is backed by Jason Crouch on guitar
and vocals, Jason Smith on bass guitar, Aiden Danser on the Nord/keys,
and Chuck Bradley in the engine room. No doubt tables will fill
quickly, so grab yours & join us for a fabulous afternoon of great
The Waterfront Café’s Co-Op Club presents the finest live music North
side of the bridge from 3.30pm every Sunday. Come and immerse yourself
in some wonderful music by the waters edge with great friends, your
favourite beverage, some wonderful music and a huge range of delicious
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 99796633www.facebook.com/thecoopclubchurchpointwww.waterfrontstore.com.au
Apple Tree Therapy Workshops
'ARTIST SEEKING STUDIO TO RENT’
Hello Gemma Rasdall here, (daughter of Island residents Meredith and
Richard Rasdall), I am a young and hardworking full-time artist who
paints seascapes on recycled sailcloth.
Growing up in Pittwater has always been the inspiration for my art
practice and I am feeling a need to bring my studio closer to my
subject matter….So I am currently in the market for a new studio space
in the offshore community!
Do you have a boat shed, garage or large spare room you no longer use?
(ideally with running water and reasonable lighting)
Do you want to make some extra cash?
Hoping to secure at least a 1 year lease for a studio space (for
commercial purposes only, not to live in!).
Please get in touch if you have space available or know someone who
might be interested!
You can view my work here: www.gemmarasdall.com or on instagram @gemmarasdall
The Local Guide
Scotland Island Web Site - www.scotlandisland.org.au
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page - click to go to Page
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 - http://www.sirfb.org.au
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
Photo Gallery -offshore
|Scotland Island Residents
Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
Pittwater Community 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
Island & Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Please call 02 9979 7856 or
- Long Day Care at The Island Kindy in Catherine
- Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Times: 8.00am - 6.00pm
- Before & After School Care
- 8.00am until walked to school ferry - collected
from school ferry until
- Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on
- Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Island Community Hall Bookings: Lucy Gregg M: 0424 233
674 or email@example.com
Pittwater Online News - http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
|Tick Fact Sheet
Waitlist (Tennis User Group) - Application Form
Services, Clubs & Accommodation
of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk -
Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
| Justice of the Peace - Lexie
Le Blang 0418399674 or
Justice of the Peace - Graham
Stenner - 0407216405
|Justice of the Peace - Carolyn
Milani - 0409914699
Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079
Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au
Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02
9997 1022 http://www.rpayc.com.au/
Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or
Youth Hostel - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Service - "No job too small" - Call Alan 0447 775 541
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
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council
with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
purification system installed for offshore homes:
Call Juliette 0418349448
Solicitor - Rachel
Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Domestic Cleaner - Kath - 0405097424 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Design and
Drafting Services - Samuela Madej – Murphy ph.
Architect / Drafting / 3D sketches /
Council submissions services - Sabrina Phillips, NSW Architect
0426223407 - email@example.com
Tissue & Swedish Massage - Mona 0490701213
Island Based Cleaner - Uses predominantly
Organic & Natural Products - Mona 0490701213
Broken Bay Barges
& Sydney Commercial Diving Services - Brent
Taylor - 0409 269 404 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)
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
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
Outdoor Circuit Training Classes on
Scotland Island - Lowri Dwyer
- 0450 201 650 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email
Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @
Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891,
Airlines, Buses and Railways
Island Tides, Moon phases, Sunrise & Sunset
for Sydney (128k circle)
Emergency Contact Numbers
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
|Police Assistance Line
||13 1444 or 9281 0000
|Broken Bay Water Police
||9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
| Scotland Island Rural Fire
Bay Rural Fire Service
Bay Rural Fire Service
Beach Rural Fire Service
Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills
|NSW Fire Service General
Information 9265 2999
|Rural Fire Service General
|State Emergency Service,
||13 25 00 9486 3399
|National Parks & Wildlife
Service: 000, general information
|Dept of Community Services:
||131 388, (ah) 131 909
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