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REPRESENT YOUR COMMUNITY
Over the next 12-18 months Northern Beaches Council is to conduct a commercial feasibility study into the
provision of water and wastewater
services on Scotland Island.
NOMINATE FOR THIS IMPORTANT COUNCIL WORKING GROUP!
Representatives from a cross-section of the island community and
organisations are invited to nominate for a working group, which will
meet a number of times (around five) during the conduct of the
feasibility study. This is your chance to ensure that the views and
requirements of residents and key stakeholders are taken into
The Council is seeking nominations from island representatives of:
SIRA is nominating Colin Haskell, who is the Team Leader of its Water
and Wastewater Working Group, as our representative.
- bushcare and environmental interests
- an accommodation provider
- a business operated on the island
- the Rural Fire Service
- the Kindergarten
- as well as three residents.
Water and wastewater
issues are some of the most important that the
island faces. We encourage you to represent your community by
nominating to be part of the Council's working group.
To nominate, please complete the nomination form on Council’s Your Say
page at www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/council/have-your-say/community-engagement-projects,
or contact Ruby Ardren on 9970 1311.
Nominations close on 5th June.
The SIRA Committee
Bells Wharf Pedestrian Bridge
As discussed Council is currently designing the reconstruction of
the pedestrian bridge over the drainage pipe at Bells Wharf. After
discussing with the engineer last week it will not be possible for us
to construct a ramped access which complies with the Building Code of
Australia due to the height of Bells Wharf compared to the drainage
As is the case with legacy non-compliances, when you replace a
structure you need to build it to the standards of the day meaning we
cannot simply rebuild the structure as it is. To
this end Council is recommending the structure be rebuild as a stair
access rather than a ramp which will have better slip resistance and
comply with the BCA.
Can you please forward this onto all the residents who use this bridge
before we finalise the design? We are in a position where we want to
rebuild the structure as soon as possible to restore access, whilst at
the same time making sure what we build meets the needs of the
community. If there is any feedback
or ideas from the users of the bridge which can be taken into account
in the detailed design now is the time to put them forward for
As always feel free to contact me to speak further if you need to.
Senior Project Engineer
TCI Engineering & Delivery
Scotland Island Rural Fire
Meeting, 17 Jun 2018
Please note that an Extraordinary General Meeting will take place
at the Fire Station on Sunday 17th June 2018 commencing at 11:30am.
This is an important event because this is where we will consider and
vote on Brigade Rules related to the new constitution being implemented
on 1st July 2018.
We will also be voting on proposed Brigade Orders related to
implementing the new constitution:
Please click on the following link to a document outlining the proposed
rules and orders:
- CFU members to be registered as Ordinary members with
full voting rights
- Administrative (non-operational) members to be
registered as Associates
Brigade Rules & Orders Under New Constitution
For further background please refer to the following links:
Old Constitution (2008)
New Constitution (2018)
Brigade Management Handbook (2018)
All members are encouraged to attend and participate.
The meeting will be followed by drinks and a light lunch, provided by
If you have not logged or have forgotten your password you can reset
your password: http://sirfb.org.au/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest
Beaches Update (excerpts)
Draft Delivery Program and Budget 2018/19
Council plans to invest $436.5 million next financial year to deliver
on the community’s vision for the Northern Beaches and shape our
future. It’s a balance of service delivery with investment in key
projects and infrastructure while continuing to integrate systems,
processes and people into the new Council. The focus is on supporting
the things that make the Northern Beaches an extraordinary place to
live, work and invest.
Our finances 2018/19
Council is working hard to ensure our strong financial position is
maintained. Amalgamation has enabled us to invest $9.4million of
savings in capital and operational projects and we have reduced debt by
$52 million. Less debt means less interest costs. Our draft budget
2018/19 will continue to maintain and protect our way of life on the
Northern Beaches for residents and visitors.
Next financial year we will invest
$326.8million in valued services to the community and $109.7million on
exciting community infrastructure programs (click image below to
Where does the money come from?
Your rate payments are your
investment in services and infrastructure for the Northern Beaches
community and contribute around half of the total income to Council.
Over the coming years Council is forecasting further cost savings due
to the amalgamation and these can be invested in renewing and
developing community infrastructure, increasing service levels and
putting downward pressure on rates.
The State Government’s rates freeze until 2020 means your existing rate
path is frozen and you will pay no more in rates than you would have in
your pre-merger council area for those four years.
In 2018/19 your rates will increase 2.3% in line with the State’s rate
cap. This will ensure we can keep providing services to you at current
levels and keep up with increasing costs to Council like electricity
and water. The strong focus will continue to be on containing operating
For many residents their annual charges from Council will actually
decrease due to efficiencies Council has been able to generate in the
management of our waste collection services. For many residents this
will be more than $90 a year.
For more information about rates and charges check out our rates and charges explainer.
Explore the draft Delivery Program 2018-2021 and Budget 2018/19
to find out more and have your say by Sunday 27 May.
The fully Northern Beaches Update can be viewed HERE
Young and Young at
Heart Musicians’ Concert
Scotland Island Community
Sunday 17 June,
Come and see 👀the future of Scotland Island music! Lots of
instruments, lots of styles and a few surprises.
This is our fourth concert and their popularity continues to
increase. Bring a small donation to help cover the hall hire and
refreshments to share in the break.
There’s still time to register as a performer if you’ve been hesitant!
This is your time to shine
Please advise David Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robyn Iredale (email@example.com) if
you wish to participate
‘Cold Feet’ on
Reprinted from Pittwater
Life - June 2018
by Nigel Wall
Northern Beaches Council staff have been set thetas of compiling a
wish list of local projects for the funding allocated to the
acquisition of the Pasadena site at Church Point, should the compulsory
purchase fall through.
It comes after Council’s legal advisors deemed recent improvements to
At the May Council meeting, councillors shifted their gaze from the
contentious development to other possible uses of the cash – although
they are aware they first need to negotiate with the State Government
who made its funding pledge based solely on buying Pasadena and
returning the area to the community.
Meanwhile, supporters of the Pasadena purchase plan say they are
surprised by Council’s new fallback position and the outcome of its
legal advice. They urged Council to push ahead with its original plan.
While acknowledging the resolution and process to acquire Pasadena
remained in place, Council resolved to set up a meeting with local MP
Rob Stokes to discuss any contingency plan for the State Government
funding tied to the acquisition of the Pasadena site in the event the
site doesn’t end up in Council’s hands.
Councillor Rory Amon said: “There is a risk that the acquisition of
Pasadena will not proceed given recent developments on site – we are
ensuring that Council is ready and has a contingency plan so we can
re-allocate state funds to other important local projects.”
Spokesmen for the West Pittwater Association, Church Point resident Rob
Jeffress and Scotland Island’s Nicholas Cowdery QC, said: “Council’s
resolution would appear to suggest that it is has cold feet and that it
is backtracking on its commitment made on 7 August 2017 to acquire the
Pasadena site for the benefit of the community and for public space.”
The pair said Council’s legal advice was at odds with theirs. “The lack
of a legal foundation for the current development works and intended
use of the site and adjoining Crown land lowers the value of the site
and makes Council acquisition a more viable prospect, ”they said. “We
strongly urge that the Pasadena site be acquired and that the
waterfront Crown lands be returned to the people."
“This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for the Northern Beaches
Council and the NSW Government to showcase its vision for Pittwater.
This landmark site must be retained for the public benefit for all, and
not exclusively for individual commercial use."
Council’s Acting General Manager Environment and Infrastructure, Todd
Dickinson, said Council had investigated the validity of the works
currently being undertaken at the Pasadena in relation to the
construction certificate obtained by the owner in late 2017. “Council
considers works undertaken in accordance with the construction
certificate are lawful because the original approvals for a motel,
shops and restaurant granted in 1961 and 1963 remain in force,” he
He said Council’s intention to acquire the land had no bearing on the
lawfulness of the owner’s actions.
“Council will pay compensation to the owner for the acquired land as
assessed under the Just Terms Act.
“We have now engaged acquisition specialists and valuers to progress
the acquisition process and will soon be commencing formal negotiations
with the owner which will occur over a period of at least six months
(unless agreement is reached sooner).” – Nigel Wall
New Church Point Association Takes Pasadena to
and Environment Court
1 Jun 2018
A new Church Point community association will take action against the
developer of the Pasadena to prevent further work being done on the
site and to stop “unauthorised and unlawful use”.
Nicholas Cowdery AM QC said the decision by Church Point Community
Projects Inc (CPCP) follows “official inaction, lack of transparency,
continuing legal uncertainty over the Pasadena site, and the
development and use of the adjacent Crown land foreshore”.
As one of CPCP’s spokespeople, Mr Cowdery said the new Church Point
community association has been left with no option but to take the
Pasadena developer to court to protect the public interest.
“It has done so in response to continuing community concern about the
apparent failure of Northern Beaches Council (NBC) to enforce
compliance with the law relating to the site and its use. It has done
so to better enable NBC to acquire the site in accordance with its
resolution of 7 August 2017, and to return it to the community of
Pittwater to be used in a publicly-approved way for the benefit of
all,” he said.
CPCP spokesperson Rob Jeffress said the appropriation of the adjacent
Crown land had not followed due process. Mr Jeffress said there are
significant questions regarding how the new lease was awarded and the
absence of any development application (DA) approvals for the extensive
development and new uses of the Crown foreshore land.
“The Church Point foreshore and Crown land was not part of the $2.4m
purchase in 2012, nor is it part of the Private Certifier’s approval of
construction work. Yet the last of Church Point’s public green space
was fenced off for years without lease payments or compliance controls.
“It is now being developed as a venue for over 100 patrons without any
public consultation or environmental studies of the impact it will have
on the Church Point environment,” he said.
Mr Jeffress said the Pasadena site should be returned to the public so
the quality and character of the foreshore of Church Point is protected
and a whole-of-precinct Masterplan can be developed with public input.
“While CPCP regrets having to step in to ensure that the law relating
to these matters is enforced, there is no alternative other than to
take the matter to the Land and Environment Court for the independent
“An independent legal decision will ensure a resolution to the many
concerns dividing the community. It will also provide certainty for all
stakeholders when it comes to planning laws not only at Church Point,
but in other areas in NSW,” Mr Jeffress said.
Winter Solstice Festival
Sunday June 24
This term, Year 6 students from Newport Public School are investigating
“The Problem with Plastics” for their Project Based Learning unit.
A Newport Public School Project
Students are designing a large artwork made entirely out of plastic
bottle lids. This will not only reduce the amount of landfill we
create, it also re-uses the lids in a positive, colourful and creative
These can include:
We would be grateful if
you have any lids to contribute - that you
leave them next to your recycling bins and they can be picked up by the
students this Sunday afternoon.
- Milk bottle lids,
- Water bottle lids,
- Soft drink bottle lids,
- Juice bottle lids,
- Peanut butter lids,
- Vegemite lids,
- Nutella lids,
- Vitamin bottle lids etc.
Peninsula Music Club Concert
Sunday 3 June: John Field:
Tamara-Pianist Tamara-Anna returns to perform works by the Irish
pianist and composer John Field. He is best know as the instigator of
the nocturne which greatly influenced Chopin as well as many others of
Interspersed between Tamara performing these works, Richard O’Brian a
former Irish diplomat including Ambassador to Australia, who will give
an insight, into the life and times of John Field who travelled
extensively throughout his life.
We are holding our AGM at 1.50pm all financial Member as of the 31st
December 2017 are welcome the meeting will finish at 2pm the
doors will be open all ticket holders include a sparkling wine
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Casual tickets available at the door.
Church Point Cafe -
Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793www.facebook.com/thecoopclubchurchpointwww.waterfrontstore.com.au
Wanted to Hire
I am looking for a portable chain saw milling set up on the island to
hire for a weekend in July with at least a 36" bar.
Please call or text Rick 0415 814 124
Polycraft for Sale -
- Electric Start, tilt and trim.
- 50 horsepower Tohatsu.
- Boat and motor 4-5 yrs old.
- Motor just serviced and bottom of boat cleaned and
- No trailer.
- Moored currently in Palm beach.
Please call to view.
Brother XT37 sewing machine - collection from Church Point.
Almost new sewing machine and basket of sewing needles, threads,
bobbins etc to go with.
37 different types of stitches.
Contact Kath on 0405 097 424
Double sofa-bed with Slumberpaedic innerspring
- Excellent condition - as new.
- No tears, stains or scratches.
- Covered in grey woollen tweed.
- Cushions and head/arm covers in main photot included.
Pick up from 2 Portions Lovett Bay (last house on north side before
Northern Beaches Pressure
Cleaning coming to the Island
We have been residents of
the island for just over a year now and I own and operate Northern Beaches
Pressure Cleaning and Housewashing on the Mainland.
Northern Beaches Pressure
Cleaning and Housewashing
will be operating on the Island for a short period, so if you need your
roof, decks, tanks or paths etc high pressure cleaned or your house
softwashed, then give me a call for a friendly free quote.
We can also offer ongoing maintenance or periodic cleaning.
Ray & Linda
Free Leather Lounge
Demir leather 3 piece lounge, 2 x recliner chairs and a 3 seater lounge.
Pickup in Little Lovett Bay.
The Local Guide
|Scotland Island Web Site
go to the Calendar
|Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page
||click to go to Page
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
|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)
Long Day Care at The Island Kindy in Catherine Park
Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
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 Fridays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or
Island Community Hall Bookings: Barbara
Labram M: 0473008339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittwater Online News - http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
|Tick Fact Sheet
Waitlist (Tennis User Group) - Application Form
Services, Clubs & Accommodation
Island 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
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 - email@example.com
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call
Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council
with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Solicitor - Rachel
Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Blue Toro Mobile Mechanics Northern Beaches
- Ben (owner operator) on 0420 851 706 Vehicle servicing and
repairs by coming to you...
Building Design and
Drafting Services - Samuela Madej – Murphy ph.
0450331573 email: email@example.com
Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406 483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, Sun rise & set
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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