Australia Day 2020 Awards Investiture Ceremonies
who were named in the 2020 Australia Day Awards lists
have attended Investiture ceremonies at Government
House. The awards were presented by Her Excellency the
Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South
Wales, accompanied by Mr Dennis Wilson.
Scotland Island legend
Robyn Iredale AM, for her amazing work in disability
& education, working with Fragile X Association of
Photo courtesy and by
proud daughter Lisa Ratcliff
Sourse - Piitwater
Onlime News - September 13 - 19, 2020: Issue 466
Scotland Island Energy
As you are aware, Ausgrid’s contractor Dunstans
Construction Group has been drilling between Church Point
and Scotland Island, ahead of the installation of a new
electricity cable. This cable will improve the reliability
of the power supply to Scotland Island.
Dunstans work involves directional drilling a hole to
Scotland Island and installing conduits (plastic pipes)
through the borehole. The cable will then be installed
through the conduits.
Progress to date
Drilling work restarted earlier this month. However, due
to drilling issues related to widening the borehole at
Scotland Island further drilling was halted.
In the last few weeks, Dunstans and Ausgrid have been
working to find a solution to complete the work. We
appreciate the ongoing patience of nearby residents.
Drilling work will restart in in the coming weeks, with
the expectation that work in the Church Point carpark is
still planned to be completed by the end of October 2020.
Early next week, you may notice barges and divers working
in Pittwater to install a temporary submarine pipe between
the Church Point construction site and Carols Wharf,
Scotland Island. This pipe will be used to reuse the
drilling mud in the drilling operations and will be
removed when the drilling has been completed.
Dunstans have been working with relevant government
agencies and Ausgrid to make sure the proposed temporary
submarine pipe complies with environmental measures to
protect seagrasses and the waterway, as well as ensuring
public safety in Pittwater.
We will continue to provide updates as the project
Work on Richard Road, Scotland Island
Work on Richard Road is progressing. The area will be
fenced and accessed regularly until cables are installed
in October, weather and ground conditions permitting. The
area will then be reinstated.
During the work, we will aim to maintain pedestrian access
to Richard Road and the wharf and adjacent reserve from
the road. However, there will be times when access will be
restricted during our work hours. We will notify the
community in advance of any access changes.
Access to the wharf from the water will be maintained at
all times. Ferry, water taxi and boat activities will not
With statewide changes to construction working hours due
to Covid-19, our work hours will be amended as follows:
Monday to Friday 6am to 6.30pm – with drilling work
between 7am and 6pm
Saturday -7.30am to 5.30pm – with drilling work between
8am and 5pm,
Sunday 6am to 6.30pm – 7.30am to 5.30pm – with drilling
work between 8am and 5pm
Please note outside the above mentioned
drilling hours, you will notice the project team on site,
preparing for the work and carrying out maintenance work
on the equipment.
Parking and traffic at Church Point Carpark
The temporary parking restrictions in the Church Point
Reserve Carpark will remain in place until October. We
will contact residents who have kindly swapped their
parking permits for Rowland Reserve, to discuss the
extension of work.
Keeping you informed
Ausgrid will issue email notification updates. Residents
can register for these updates to be emailed to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For enquiries related to construction, please contact
Dunstans on 0490 750 197 (24 hours).
For information related to the project visit our website
Alternatively, you can contact Ausgrid on 1800 604 765 or
We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause you
and thank you for your continued patience as we work to
improve network reliability in the area.
A strong response to the survey exploring ideas for the
kindy space saw an amazing 177 people completing it, which
represents something like a quarter of the island. See
selected results/analysis below, with the full graphed
data available here; https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-M92LZ58Y/
Ideas in the survey were those proposed by people at the
public meeting on 26th July and published in PON 31/7/20.
The survey's aim was to gauge wider interest in each; to
see if any or all were viable.
There was very strong interest in;
There was strong interest in;
- "A cultural hub incorporating workshops, training,
weekend art gallery, cafe, exhibitions, sales" with 84
people (48% of respondents) saying they were very
likely to use it.
- "Cafe/drop-in center for casual chats and airing
points of view" with 41 people (24% of respondents)
very likely to use.
There was significant interest in;
- "Knowledge share hub & tool library, recycle and
repair, DIY classes on typical island tasks" had 44
people (25%) very likely to use.
- "A members club with focus on music, arts, dancing,
may include social bar" 45 people (26%) very likely to
- "A community garden with workshops, plant exchange
and growing space" 41 people (24%) very likely to use.
The standout from question 2 was "Coop for sale of dry
goods, vegetables, gas bottle exchange" with 97 people
(55%) very or quite likely to use. Good interest in Art,
Music & Pottery classes was also found with around a
third of people showing interest in each. Storage of park
sport equipment, Homework tutoring and Weekend/holiday
childcare each also saw significant interest.
- "Reference library, book share, book club" 72 people
(51%) very or quite likely.
- "Co-working space" 40 people (23%) very or quite
- "Creche or play group" 28 people (17%) very or quite
- "Venue for sale of used goods" 59 people (34%) very
or quite likely.
- "Adult education venue" 42 people (24%) very or
The findings show our community getting behind a place of
meeting, sharing, learning, socialising, art, culture and
cooperative commerce. Numerous highlight interests
specific to island/offshore life. Rather than focusing
only on the high scoring activities, the space may be set
up to accommodate any activity that receives significant
community interest. A multiple-use community hub, with
many activities at different times and wherever possible,
several activities running at the same time. In this way
'The Hub' will foster new relationships and a stronger
Thanks to all who participated, with a special thanks to
Gail Mackenzie for her patient facilitation at meetings
and for wrestling the Survey Monkey. We'll now present
results to Council who will plot the next steps.
SIOCS Committee President
Lyn Savage’s New Yoga Studio in Bayview.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of yoga
Come and try it out with my introductory offer of just
$50 for unlimited classes for your first month.
Hello Offshore Residents, I am absolutely delighted to
announce the opening of Soham Yoga in Bayview, a boutique
studio catering to smaller personalised classes.
I will be offering two daily 60 minute Vinyasa-style
classes at 9.30 am and 4 pm. Also the option of custom
group or individual sessions with your friends or family
at any other convenient time. Please visit www.soham.com.au
Soham is a space where you can leave the outside world
behind and use this time to reconnect to Self. You
will use the power of the mind, body and breath connection
to escape from outside influences, if only for a short
So come and join me on a beautiful journey inward.
Visit my website www.soham.com.au
for more information or give us a call on 0403 284659 if
you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Lyn Savage J
BAYVIEW YOGA STUDIO
8b Bayview Anchorage, 1714 Pittwater Road Bayview 2104
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