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AUTOMATED WATER BOOKING SYSTEM
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
Phase 1 of the new SIRA automated water booking system has been
introduced and is proceeding well, thanks to the ongoing efforts of our
hard-working Water Monitors, Nikki Gibson, Ian Laughton-Smith and
Nadine O’Mara, the project designer and manager, Hubert van Mierlo, and
the much-appreciated co-operation of members who have bought water
since the changes.
The system relies on accurate, up-to-date phone numbers, email
addresses and street addresses of SIRA members. To enable smooth
bookings of water collection dates and times, please ensure that the contact details SIRA
holds for you are correct.
The easiest way to check your details is to go to www.sira.org.au, log
in to the self-service portal, check your phone number, email and
street addresses, and change them if they need updating. Alternatively,
you can write to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to update your
The system offers two online payment methods, both significantly
increasing convenience for you and reducing the time it takes to
complete your payment. In the coming phases we will further streamline
the process. Please be aware that the system will not allow a future
water booking until the previous invoice has been settled.
We encourage you to use one of the new payment methods as SIRA plans to phase out the old EFT payment
method in the future.
1. By credit card
(Master, Visa or Amex). The payment handler ‘Stripe’ takes care
of secure and safe payment processing. Register a PIN during the payment
– this will allow you to use the same card details for your next water
purchase without having to enter your card details. This PIN will also
be used for your login to the system in future phases.
2. By POLi – a safe and secure
method facilitating electronic bank transfer. You log in to your online
banking site via POLi, but there will be no need to enter any other
details, such as amount or selecting a SIRA bank account. It is very safe - the banks allow
it and many large Australian companies use this payment method. Read more about POLi here.
80% of water purchases are already being paid using the
new online payment methods.
We look forward to introducing Phase 2 of the automation app, Online
Bookings, in the near future.
KINDY GARDEN IMPROVEMENT
Sunday 7 April at 9.00am
Many people will be aware that the oral care items that were collected
and recycled by the Kindy in 2018 led to a prize. The prize consists of
garden beds, other equipment and a $500 voucher to be spent at
Bunnings. The plan is to enhance the existing garden within the grounds
of the Kindy.
On Sunday, 7 April, we will be having our first ‘Garden Bee’. Please
come along and help us get started. Bring your own gloves and any
equipment that you think may be useful.
Coffee, tea and drinks will be available for purchase, along with cakes
We welcome all islanders interested in gardening. We will be discussing
how to establish and manage the garden on a regular basis.
Please contact Ariadne at the Kindy, phone (0429 705 164) or email (email@example.com),
if you have any queries.
SCOTLAND ISLAND COMMUNITY WEBSITE –
The calendar on the community website (www.scotlandisland.org.au/calendar)
is up and running again after a period of technical difficulties. It is
a great resource - to find out what is happening on the island and to
publish details of island-related events.
You can submit a calendar event at the bottom of the website page; we
will review your submission before adding it to the calendar. There is
also a Community Hall booking form at the bottom of the page.
CHURCH POINT ANZAC
ANZAC DAY, Thursday
11.00 AM AT CHURCH
- Community ANZAC Day Service
- Church Point Reserve 11 a.m.
Pittwater RSL Club’s Lower Cenotaph - 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale
- Followed by a breakfast available for purchase in the
Ph: 9997 3833
Avalon Beach RSL
- 5.30am Dawn Service at the Cenotaph
- 11am march through Avalon village to Club
Avalon Beach RSL Club - Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach.
- 11.20am Commemorative Service
Ph: 9918 2201
Club Palm Beach
Club Palm Beach - 1087 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach
- 10.45am Pittwater Park (near Palm Beach Ferry Wharf)
march to club
Ph: 9974 5566
Anzac Day Centenary
Commemorate Anzac Day at a Northern Beaches Council
- 4.25am Manly War
- 5.30am Manly Dam
- 5.30am Dee Why Beach
Parking Fees At Rowland Reserve By 40%
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Northern Beaches Council will slash parking fees by up to 40 percent at
popular Rowland Reserve in Bayview and will double the number of free
one-hour parking spaces. The changes are expected to take place in
Council is lowering the hourly summer rate from $10 to $6 per hour and
the daily rate from $40 to $25.
Winter rates will also fall; down to $5 an hour from $8 and from $35 to
$22 on a daily basis.
Summer rates apply from 1 October to 30 April and winter rates are from
1 May – 30 September. Free one-hour parking spaces within the carpark
will be increased from 28 to 54.
The aim is to encourage visitors to the popular recreational spot to
park in the areas provided and not in the surrounding streets.
Mayor Michael Regan said Rowland Reserve’s growing popularity with
dog-walkers, anglers, boaties and other recreational users prompted the
decision to double the free one-hour parking space availability.
“The existing one-hour space was often full and motorists often
couldn’t find a parking space, forcing them onto neighbouring streets.”
The changes to the car parking fees and hourly parking were proposed in
a report to Council last December and placed on public exhibition from
16 January 2019.
“The community was overwhelmingly supportive of the proposal, though
some expressed a view that Rowland Reserve should be free or at a
reduced rate for residents and ratepayers,” said Mayor Regan.
“Unfortunately, this is not possible due to the terms of a grant that
Council received under the NSW Waterways Infrastructure ‘Boat Launch
Construction Program’ which paid for the recent upgrade of the
boat-ramp at Rowland Reserve.
“The grant terms require us to charge equally for parking to residents
and non-residents, alike. So, we’re lowering fee across the board
Saturday, 6rd April, 2019
PASADENA PANTRY Package
PASADENA SYDNEY PSA Licence
Submissions Holder Meeting
Dear Pittwater Community
We cordially invite you to attend a
meeting to discuss further this matter of Package Liquor Licence &
PSA licence, in an attempt to provide positive outcomes for all
Meeting Venue: BYRA 1842 Pittwater Rd Church Point 2105
Meeting Date 10/04/19
Please RSVP your attendance by reply email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards Colin Pitstock
A big thankyou to the first responders team that attended me during a
recent health scare.
It’s great to know these wonderful people are trained and ready to
assist in case if any medical emergencies. We are lucky to have them.
Thanks to all who helped!
Want to cut your food bill
Box Divvy is the brainchild of Anton and Jayne who already bring you
Harvest Hub. Some of you already know about Harvest Hub and
get your weekly fruit and vegies delivered by Matt on the Island.
Harvest Hub will still
continue…. but alongside it will be Box Divvy.
How is it different?
Well, it’s the same produce but coming direct from growers and food
wholesalers. This makes it 30-40% cheaper than major
supermarkets. Box Divvy is focused on using local produce as much
as possible (reducing food miles) and giving a fair price to farmers .
Whilst you will get most of what you want (around 80%) but it is not
fully customizable. You get a starting bag and then have the
opportunity to share boxes with other members of your hub. The
bigger the hub – the better it works.
Box Divvy will be bringing you a wide range of fruit and vegies plus
eggs, bread and groceries. The list of products available is
growing every week.
Check out the website but if you are still not sure how it works –
don’t worry, I can talk you through it. Just send me a message
and I can email you the full low down. I’m also available on 0425
227792 if you would like to chat to me in person.
Matt will still be delivering to you, and what’s more you won’t have to
find pesky change to pay him every week as we will taking the delivery
fee as part of your order payment (Woo Hoo say the regular Harvest Hub
Our first delivery is going to be Tuesday 2nd
April and every Tuesday thereafter
You can register for Box Divvy here - https://boxdivvy.com.au/register/hub/15
Hope to talk to you soon
PS When you join Box
Divvy, you set up an account with a $30 bond. This is to ensure we can
pay farmers and wholesalers when your Hub places the order, in case one
or more card transactions fail. That way, the order does not get
delayed. When you cancel membership the balance in the bond is returned
within 1-2 business days.
On the night of the order
cut-off, your card will be charged to the value of your order. Please
make sure you have sufficient funds.
Taylor’d Marine Services
Broken Bay Barges &
Sydney Commercial Diving Services
G’day everybody, it's Brent Taylor here.
I have been a member of the Pittwater off shore community since 1996. I
would like to introduce my mermaid Bianca Taylor. We have formed
Taylor’d Marine Services T/A Broken Bay Barges & Sydney Commercial
We offer all above and below water services including Barge Hire,
Diving Services, Search & Recovery, Hull Cleaning, Mooring
Inspections and Servicing, Vessel Salvage, Removals and most
importantly Vessel Recycling and Disposals.
We pride ourselves on community engagement, our environmental policy,
recycling and cleaning up our waterways.
We have recycled over 4 tonnes of materials from vessels this year,
reducing our impact on land-fil.
Keep an eye out for Brent, Bianca and our barge ‘Bruce' and check out
Brent & Bianca
0409 269 404
Church Point Cafe -
Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
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
OUR VERY OWN COMMUNITY
CHOIR NEEDS YOU!
We are currently meeting Sundays on the top of the island. We need more
people. If you join us, we can go back to the Hall!
Wide variety of music, No audition, come and have a sing with us.
Sundays 2.15-4.30, $15, first week free.
Jessica 0422 474 279 for more information (or directions)
Lovetts Labour Hire
House for Rent
Eastern Side of Scotland Island – above Eastern Steps –
dual street frontage – Florence Terrace and Thompson St.
1 year lease
Fully furnished. 3 bedroom plus attic and study/office-, open
plan layout , 1 bathroom. Wood Fired Stove. Timber floors
throughout New decks.
Comes with use of berth on Eastern and use of Golf Buggy.
House is on rain water...electric hot water.
Gutters have guards.
$575 per week excl electricity and water.
Mobile: +61 415 163151
FOR SALE - COMMUTER
BOAT $4,750 ONO
STACER 4.27m SEAHORSE WITH A 2009 30HP 4-STROKE YAMAHA
- navigation lights
- solar-powered auto bilge pump
- fuel tank
- fire extinguisher
- seat and motor covers
- crash bar
- reconditioned carburettors
- new boat carpet
- hull rego until August
Contact Lisa on 0418 428 511 or email email@example.com
Items for Sale
Two year old IKEA two seater sofa and footstool with brown machine
washable slipcovers plus extra white machine washable slipcovers.
Beautiful TeaK desk with brass handles, pidgeon-hole top, and seven
draws available. Dismantles into three pieces for easy transport.
Plus other household items such as beds, chairs, side tables,
Contact Carolyn 0411221051
HOUSE FOR RENT LOVETT BAY
Three bedroom furnished waterfront house for rent during the period May
Jetty for tinny berth, three bathrooms, etc. Rent $750 pw
Call Tim at 0408 608628
Commuter boat for
It is a 4.6 meter bowrider fibreglass with a three week old 60 hp
Yamaha motor total 16 hours use.
New bilge pump, fuel filter, fuel lines, Bimini, crash bar to protect
Contact Luke Ratcliff
Ph: 0413043810 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Barbara
Labram M: 0473008339 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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