WHARF EXTENSIONS FUNDED!
secured funding from Transport - Roads & Maritime Services
for funding towards the costs of improvements to Carols Wharf and Bell
The SIRA committee is extremely pleased to announce that we have
secured another win for our community. Although a detailed design is
yet to be done, we expect that the works will be in line with the
proposals submitted by SIRA last year. They are expected to deliver:
The legwork for this was done by the Wharves Working Group under
leadership of Alec Beckett. Well done to all!
- 30 new commuter boat tie-ups at Bell Wharf
- 38 new commuter boat tie-ups at Carols Wharf
SIRA will start talks with Council on the timing and details of the
work next month. The funding deal stipulates that the works are
completed before the end of 2019 and of course we hope for a much
Hubert van Mierlo, SIRA President.
Scotland Island Kindy
Community Garden/ Fencing Extension
The children, parents and staff of the Scotland Island Kindy are very
excited to present you with our plans for a new sustainable community
As you may have noticed, the Northern Beaches Council has this summer
replaced the Kindy’s old fencing, and we thought this would be the
perfect opportunity to extend the fence to the corner of the building
so that we could make the most of what is currently unused space in the
Our dream is to turn it, with the children’s active participation, into
a beautiful community garden for all to enjoy and, should you wish,
also be involved in developing/ gardening.
A Master Plan of the layout will be available in a couple of weeks, but
in the meantime you can head down to Catherine Park and check out the
proposed new layout of the fencing.
This is a once in a decade opportunity as council workers are waiting
and eager to start, having already completed the first part of the
fencing. Catherine Park is of course a public park for the enjoyment of
all, and your support and partnership in this project would be greatly
appreciated. If you have any questions, please let us know in the
comments section below before
Monday 22 January, or contact us directly.
Once the fencing has been put in place, we will be in touch again with
drawings of the space and proposed layout of garden, for your input,
along with a long-term project management plan.
On behalf of our children, thank you!
The Scotland Island Kindy Staff & Committee
More information: SIOCSDirector@gmail.com
Celebrating Brigitte Mahler Mills' life
We are putting together a book for Andrew and the boys which will be
available on 18th February at Frog Hollow to write in, draw in, paste
in and record your memories of Brigitte. If you have any photographs or
written memories you would like to send us before-hand please email
Marion and Michael
0431 457 431
WPYC Putt Putt Race
It's Jan. 27th Saturday,
day after Australia Day
Treharne Cove 11am start be there at 10am
11 a.m. staggered start from Treharne Cove, around the island anti
Gentlemen's Launch start 11 am
Registration online or with Toby on the day on the 'Laurel May' $10
Free WP calendars
Sausage sizzle on the beach after the races
Prizes for best dressed boat
Heaps of fun for all
Beer Wine Soft drinks available
SCOTLAND ISLAND PLAYERS
would like to invite
expressions of interest in:
An Island Comedy Night
I am starting to organise
a Comedy Night, and would like to invite anyone interested to a Creative Workshop
Sunday 4 Feb 2:00pm in the hall.
It is a ‘franchise’, where you bring your own sketch/film/whatever, and
I pull them together so they all appear on the stage on the same night
(ideally), but not the same time.
Just have an idea? Come along and explore possibilities!
Petra 0404 867 768
International Women’s Day 8 March 2018
Each year, there is a night of music/talking/rap/mime/food/drink to
celebrate International Women’s Day, supported by SI Players.
Anyone can perform.
This year, it is planned for Saturday 10 March
Are you interested in contributing?
More importantly – are you interested in organising it?
‘Cos if someone else doesn’t, it’s me again, isn’t it? Muggins,
Expressions of interest to:
Petra 0404 867 768
Do you have an idea for a
Just need some help?
The Players can provide advice, insurance, a stage, lights and an email
distribution list to find willing participants! All you need to
bring is your enthusiasm and your drive!
2018 is here! Don’t let the grass grow!
Contact one of the committee:
Petra 0404 867 768
Barbara 0400 377 056
Emmie 0405 330 781
Shane 0413 514 825
A big thank-you to everyone
that helped save my boat on Sunday
Living here on Scotland Island you really do see, hear of and
experience little acts of kindness on a regular if not a daily basis,
but the winds on Sunday really showed the Community spirit and
willingness of residents to help others even if they don’t know who
they are helping.
My little tinny was tied up (and locked) at Cargo pontoon and took the
brunt of the strong winds resulting in the engine guard being ripped
off leaving two significant holes in the transom well below the water
line. Luckily quick thinking and action by those on the spot when
it happened resulted in my boat being saved and pulled up onto the
beach out of harms way, if looking a little sorry for itself.
I know this task would not have been easy (bolt cutters were required
just to release the boat from the pontoon and the amount of bailing is
something I certainly can’t even imagine) and I don’t even know
everyone that helped… so this is my BIG THANK-YOU to everyone, however
small a part you played… Gillian thanks for running up my 80 steps as
you recognised it was my boat and Amy for posting on Facebook to get
help… I think it was Andree that we bumped into on the way down to
Cargo and I’m sure there were others that I was too shell shocked to
thank properly or catch your names…
Thank-you all again
Additional photos added to
the Fireshed Christmas lunch.
Click any image to go to the online
Images courtesy of Phillippa Thomas
Floating Floor For Sale
I have approx 9 square metres of floating floor boards.
Some are brand new. Rest is second hand
Bought from carpet court.
Yamaha 15hp engine, with fuel tank
Well looked after and it starts easily BUT it has gone under twice and
it is getting old (though I’m not sure of the year. Serial number 15FMH
684K S 105039 S J). $400.
Good for a small tinny, and its worth the price in parts alone.
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