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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

June 14, 2019

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater


Scotland Island Traffic Management Plan – Information Session and Opportunity to Comment

Thank you to those who provided comment during our recent engagement on the draft Scotland Island Traffic Management Plan (TMP). Following your feedback we’ve revised the draft TMP, with the amendments below:
  • 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.

Information session

You are invited to attend an information session on the revised TMP:
Where: Rural Fire Service Shed
When:  10am–12 noon, Saturday, 15th June

Make a comment

Full details are available on the project page.

Comments close Tuesday, 18th June, 2019


Pino and the crew have been on the Island for a couple of weeks cleaning drains/pits, patching roads with cold mix and maintaining/creating water bars.

Sadly, they must leave to carry out mainland work, but SIRA is negotiating to have quarterly maintenance implemented from now on.  There are also upcoming scheduled Capital Works in the new financial year at the intersection of Cecil Street and Richard Road to improve drainage in that area.

The intersection of Hilda Avenue and Thompson Street has had some surface maintenance using cold mix.  The longevity of this surface is dependent on vehicles not driving on it for a few days and also PLEASE DRIVE UP HILDA AVENUE AND DOWN THOMPSON STREET NOT THE OTHER WAY! 

This road is not in great shape and, until it can be scheduled for a complete resurface, this one-way access should be maintained to avoid further deterioration and any subsequent road closure.  The wheels of vehicles spinning on the road as they get traction up the hill from Thompson Street is what creates further damage.


Council has advised that the new Waste Calendars are due to be delivered at the beginning of July.  These will be left at all wharves for residents to collect and SIRA will have some spares on hand.

The dates for collections are as follows:



Those residents who have material out on the road verge..
PLEASE remove onto your property until collection time arrives to prevent the visual pollution that it creates for everyone!!
Material should only be placed out the WEEK PRIOR to collection.


Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - AGM

Sunday 16th June 2019

This is a reminder that the 2019 AGM will take place at the Fire Station on
Sunday 16th June 2019 commencing at 2:00pm.

Our AGM is an important event because this is where we reflect back on what the Brigade has achieved in the last 12 months and elect field officers and administration roles responsible for the ongoing operation of the Brigade for the next year. 

All members and supporters are encouraged to attend and participate.

The meeting will be followed by drinks and a light lunch, provided by the brigade.

Please RSVP by registering, click here : Annual General Meeting 2019

Annual memberships ($20) are due for renewal on 1st June:
  • If you have paid your invoice - thank you
  • If you have not paid your invoice - please pay before the AGM
  • Alternatively if you did not receive an invoice you can pay by clicking here: SIRFB Membership Payment 2019
  • We would prefer online payment but you can always pay at the AGM (cash or EFTPOS).
If you have not logged or have forgotten your password you can reset your password: https://sirfb.org.au/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest

Kind Regards,
Geoff Bullock
Secretary, SIRFB

Pittwater Offshore Wine Syndicate

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
TIME: 3-5pm

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..

Afternoon with Young Musicians


Scotland Island Community Hall

Saturday 15 June, 2.00 – 4.30pm

Please let David Richards or Robyn Iredale (rriredale@gmail.com) now if you want to perform.
Family and friends are invited to enjoy the music/dance/song.

Please bring plate, drinks and gold coin.

Get Ready for Scotland Island Annual Rego Day

Inspections Saturday July 13 from (9am to 1pm)

Rego day

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