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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

August 1, 2020

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 21, Issue 1124


Bulky Goods Cleanup Collection

Monday 31 August


SI calendar

Residents receive two scheduled bulky goods collections per year.
Materials must only be placed out the weekend before the scheduled bulky goods collection date.
  • Hot water systems must be emptied
  • Large items must be dismantled so two people can load
  • Paint tins and fuel containers are accepted empty, with the lid off
  • Ensure nails are not protruding from any items
  • Manageable quantities of non branded delivery pallets are accepted
  • Remove glass from frames (break glass, wrap in paper and place in garbage bin)
  • Items must not be longer than 1.5m or heavier than 40kg (except whitegoods when noted in booking)
  • Doors are removed from fridges and other whitegoods

  • TVs & computers
  • Building / renovation material Car parts, tyres & batteries Gas bottles & fire extinguishers Vegetation
  • Cardboard & paper
  • Windows / glass / mirrors
  • Items smaller than a toaster
  • Hazardous waste
  • Polystyrene beads


  • Place materials at the public wharves. Residents with a private wharf waste service and year round tidal access can place their materials on their wharf/jetty/pontoon.
  • Please place metals in a separate pile. All large items
  • No glass including windows, doors, picture frames and
  • coffee tables etc to prevent injuries if the glass breaks.
  • Remove any doors from fridges and furniture.
  • Items only to be placed out two days prior to collection date.
  • Maximum 3 cubic metres in total per collection Maximum length 1.2 metres per item

  • Computers and TVs are not accepted. This include computer monitors, personal and portable computers, printers, scanners, computer peripherals and parts, cords and cables.
Residents in a car, ute or trailer may deliver up to 15 items FREE at Kimbriki. All computers and TVs taken to Kimbriki will be recycled.


The community meeting on 26th July seeking ideas for future uses of the Kindy spaces (advertised in PON 1/7/20) was a great success with 30 or so adults participating indoors, while a crèche on the deck kept the kids happy.

The Kindy, built with funds from Council and labour from the community is currently under-employed. With the changing island demographic, there were too few children attending the long-day care service and SIOCS stopped offering this in mid-March.

The SIOCS committee are keen for the building, playground and garden to find renewed purpose serving the children and the adults of our community. Our aim is to encourage and facilitate regular gatherings and cooperation; to use the facility to its fullest to strengthen island relationships. Ultimately, to build stronger people with a rich sense of community. To this end, we called the meeting as a first step in collecting people's ideas on how they would use and be involved in the space.

Ideas were as follows;
  • A cultural hub incorporating; workshops, training, weekend art gallery, cafe, exhibitions, sales
  • A knowledge share & tool library, providing DIY classes on typical island tasks; water tanks, tinnies, mulching, fixing gutters
  • A recycle and repair centre; from those with skills, to those who are keen to acquire them
  • Youth vocational skill workshops e.g hospitality experience, CV writing, insight into different industries, interview skills
  • Art classes for children after school, weekends
  • Homework classes and tutoring for school children/teens
  • Crèche or play group based on parent volunteer participation, perhaps with inter-generational volunteers
  • Weekend/holiday child care
  • Grandparents creche and/or play dates
  • Open children's playground (by removing fence)
  • Music practice space
  • Adult education venue e.g U3A University of the 3rd Age Adult art classes Daytime book club
  • Book-share library
  • Island reference library and ‘history corner’
  • Coop for sale of dry goods, vegetables gas bottle exchange.
  • Under building storage of exercise equipment for use in Catherine Park
  • Venue for sale of used clothes, books and household items
  • Cafe/drop-in centre for casual chats and airing points of view
  • Co-working space for work-from-homers; internet & printer provided, BYO laptop
  • Members club with a focus on music, arts, dancing, may include a social bar
  • Community garden; grow & learn/exchange tips on gardening.
The next step in the Community Process will be a survey to look at  the popularity and strength of the ideas collected.  Please send any further ideas you may have, for inclusion in the survey to cameron@bsrtuning.com.au by 6th Aug.

A link to the survey will be sent in a PON notice next Saturday 8th Aug with results published in a subsequent issue.

Cameron Nicol,
SIOCS Committee President


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Hygiene Marshalls to maintain gym safety

From Saturday 1 August 2020, the State Government has declared new rules will be in place for gyms and fitness centres to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in NSW.

A Hygiene Marshall will be on duty at the Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Fitness Centre at all times the centre is open. The Marshall will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of our COVID-19 safety plan are being adhered to including overseeing social distancing, cleaning equipment, providing hand sanitiser and ensuring accuracy of record keeping.

The Centre has registered it’s COVID-19 safety plan with NSW Government and is committed to ensuring the safety of its patrons.

Council is also supporting the many gyms and fitness centres across the Northern Beaches by offering information and advice about the new rules. All gyms and fitness centres must take all reasonable steps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Under the new rules, all gyms and fitness centres must:

    register and have a COVID Safety Plan
    have a dedicated COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshall on duty at all times.

Find the latest COVID-19 news and updates.

Upcoming dates for August and September to add to your diaries:

Sunday 9th August

Sunday 23rd August

Sunday 13th September

Sunday 27th September

Thank you for supporting your community and we look forward to seeing you there! 💙☕️

The Co-Op Club Presents

August Bookings

Church Point Cafe -  3:30 - 6:30pm

Captain Bluetongue of Sydney duo the Blues Preachers has formed the amazing ‘Marvelous Hearts’. The seasoned musician, who has performed at festivals all over Australia, including Byron Bay Bluesfest, the Woodford Folk Festival, the Blue Mountains Music Festival and the Gympie Muster, wrote a bunch of songs that felt like they needed a new home and so the Marvellous Hearts were born.

“This is like a sonic time machine that can take you way back to a simpler time, filled with awe and wonder.” Nkechi Anele, Roots ‘N’ All, Triple J

“The Marvellous Hearts sound like what happens when you give crate- digging music fanatics instruments and tell them to go make a record. There’s snippets of every record they’ve ever heard swirling around in their sound. One minute you hear The Beatles, then it’s Bob Dylan on rotation, followed by a noisy workout that would shake the walls of the garage they might have been in at the time. And yet out of this melting pot comes something distinct and un-pigeonholeable. And did I mention that they ooze attitude? I like them. Chances are you will too.” Stuart Coupe

Sunday 9th August: JOY YATES & DAVE MACRAE jydm
The Co-Op Club welcomes the return of our very own internationally acclaimed Jazz legends. Joy has worked and toured with an incredible Who’s Who list of artist’s such as Van Morrison, Neil Sedaka, Cat Stevens, Chaka Khan, Randy Crawford, Gladys Knight, Ronnie Scott, Cleo Laine, Andrew Lloyd Weber to name only a few. Dave MacRae has had an equally prestigious musical journey having shared the stage with all time Jazz greats Buddy Rich, Chet Baker, Annie Ross and many more. You will be treated to the best jazz and blues you will hear anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. With a lifetime of working at the uppermost echelon’s here and internationally, both David and Joy present sublime original works, as well as illuminating and reshaping our favorite classics.

Just making it back from Cuba before Corona virus struck, they are really looking forward to playing the Co-op again and will be playing a varied and entertaining program, ably assisted by luminaries, Hamish Stuart and Craig Scott. More info can be found about our long international adventures at joyyates-davemacrae.com

LLOYD G AND THE AMBASSADORS are back for a waterside kick back afternoon of Roots’n Blues, Alt Country & Rock’n Roll…. Look out! You might find yourself on the dance floor.... well in your chair on the dance floor!

Always managing to not only captivate the listening audience, but also the dance crowd at the Co-Op .... this is a passionate and energetic Americana style band, led by Lloyd G on drums and vocals out front.

He’s the drummer for respected artists The Atlantics, Dave Warner, Perry Keyes, Christine Anu, Russell Morris, Adam Brand, Swanee and many more.

Roots ‘n Blues, Alt Country, Rock ‘n Roll: uniquely presenting songs from Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, Little Richard, Lucinda Williams, The Rolling Stones and many more; this music is delivered from the Heart .... for the Ears .... and Feet.
Accompanied by Australia’s finest musicians, Rex Goh (guitar), Alex Hewetson (bass), this makes for a world class act.

Sunday 23rd August: Look out! THE KATE LUSH BAND klb
…Recently Chain Award nominated for Best Blues Band, Best Album and Best Single for 2020!

Think Soul Anthems, Funky Blues, R&B with a dash of New Orleans 2nd line grooves. Inspired by old and new school greats of soul, rhythm & blues, her show is a rich journey through seriously foot stomping get up and dance songs, joyful, inspiring storytelling including bittersweet raw and soulful ballads .....as well as a whole bunch of songs from STEVE MILLER, JOE COCKER, KOKO TAYLOR , TEDESCHI TRUCKS, COSBY STILLS & NASH to name a few.

Performing her original work on many festival stages around Australia, she has 5 original albums - many charting #1 in Aust and internationally, combined with a swag of songwriting awards including Best Female in U.S. IAMA, U.S. Blues Blast Awards, U.S. SAW and Aust Chain and ASA Rudy Brandsma awards to name a few, she has earned a big reputation as a powerhouse singer songwriter.

Feat: Matt Roberts – Guitar and vocals, Tony Boyd – Drums, Tim Wilson – Vocals & Bass and Wes Harder on Hammond, Keys and vocals.

Sun 30th August: The NLB! nlb
Don’t miss the The Co-Op’s sell out house band. Every month is a full house, come and find out why! Fronted by the amazing NARELLE LEWIS with her soulful R&B gospel blues voice covering some of her favorite artist, from Bill Withers to Beth Hart. Narelle is backed by Andrew Snow on guitar and vocals, Jason Smith on bass guitar, Aiden Danser on the Nord/keys, and Chuck Bradley in the engine room. No doubt tables will fill quickly, so grab yours & join us for a fabulous afternoon of great music!

There are very limited numbers available for bookings, so grab a table booking & join us for a fabulous afternoon of great music, this is one afternoon you won’t forget!

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 by the waters edge with friends and family, your favorite beverage and a huge range of delicious menu specials. This is a very special and unique location - 1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point. Ph 99796633 to book a table.

*** please make note that there can be no dancing. All social distancing and Covic 19 government directives apply***


Professional Chainsaw Sharpening

0410 633 351

Do you have trouble cutting your firewood because you have blunt chains or y

our saw wants to cut to the left or the right?

I have been professionally sharpening chainsaw chains for many years and with these crazy times am now offering it to residents on Scotland Island and the bays


  • Same day service (providing I don’t have a fishing charter)
  • $15 per standard chainsaw blade
  • Clean and sharpen like its new again
  • Other tips for maintaining your saw also given

  • Call me on 0410 633 351 and organise a place to meet or drop off point
You no longer have to take them off the island and wait for 3 days to get them back

Make cutting your firewood a pleasure again, not a chore

I can also be contacted on Facebook – username: plfishfingers


plfishfingers@bigpond.com if you wish to email me



Garage Sale Tomorrow!

2 August 10am-2pm
3 Robertson Rd, near the bush stairs at Cargo, Scotland Island

  • Artwork, Clock, Clothes, Books, Fabric, Cushions
  • Kitchenware, Bed linen, Pillows, Photo Frames
  • 2 glass bedside lamps with blue shades, good condition
  • 2 stainless steel standard lamps, one with grey shade, one dimmable
  • Howards Storage mobile clothes rail approx 1.5m long black
  • AEG vacuum cleaner, old but still works, have spare bags for it
  • Electrolux floor polisher, buffs up polished wooden floors
  • Bosch dishwasher, full working order when removed from kitchen earlier this year
  • 2 Hunter Pacific ceiling fans, full working order, need sanding and re-sealing on the blade edges

Contact Gail: 0412767687


Honda CR-V for Sale - $5000

  • Year 2000
  • one owner
  • regio valid to january 2021
  • Km 208,000
  • petrol unleaded
  • just serviced 15 July 2020
Carolyn Andrew 0411221051




Free Kitchen

Available from 14th August

If anyone can use any of our old kitchen we’d love to give it away rather than send it to landfill.

Kitchen 1     Kitchen 2

Island bench - 3300mm

Wall cupboards and bench - unfortunately these are for a curved wall so would need to be adapted.

Appliances: Ilve 90cm oven & - Miele range hood - both old but still working, sink (1 & 1/2 bowl)

Available from 14th August

Contact Cathy 0412820611


The Local Guide

Community Information

Scotland Island Web Site - www.scotlandisland.org.au
What's On Event Calendar - click to go to the Calendar
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page - click to go to Page

Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 - http://www.sirfb.org.au
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
http://www.westpittwater.com.au/rural-fire-brigade/WPRFB-contacts - 9997-3795
Offshore Photo Gallery - offshore gallery
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable Water
  • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
  • SIRA Membership Application
  • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
  • General Information, Map & Contacts
Scotland 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 6.00pm
  • Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
  • Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theislandkindy
Website: http://scotlandislandkindy.business.site/
Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings:  Lucy Gregg M: 0424 233 674  or hall@sira.org.au
Pittwater Online Newshttp://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
Tick Fact Sheet
TUG Waitlist   (Tennis User Group) - Application Form


Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815
Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600

Real Estate

PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
John Gavagna at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
Waterford Partners Pty Ltd - Therese O'Neill  0424  22 44 12
L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale
Murray Bakker – Stone – murraybakker@stonerealestate.com.au – 0449 901 669
Mark Allan -  www.waterfrontpropertysles.com.au - 0419 777 500
Sam Thompson - McGrath Estate Agents - SamThompson@mcgrath.com.au

Services, Clubs & Accommodation

Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
 Justice of the Peace  -  Lexie Le Blang 0418399674 or 99992574
Justice of the Peace  -  Graham Stenner - 0407216405
Justice of the Peace  -  Carolyn Milani - 0409914699
Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
Pittwater Youth Hostel  - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Top water purification system installed for offshore homes:  Call Juliette 0418349448
Solicitor - Rachel Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Island Based Domestic Cleaner - Kath - 0405097424 - kathando@yahoo.com
Building Design and Drafting Services  - Samuela Madej – Murphy ph. 0450331573
email: samuelamadej@gmail.com
Architect / Drafting / 3D sketches / Council submissions services - Sabrina Phillips, NSW Architect 0426223407  - sabrinaaphillips@gmail.com
Qualified Deep 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 - taylordmarine@gmail.com
J&M Property Care - Jamie - 0488665 685, Michelle - 0402 942 063 - Brochure - michellesala00@gmail.com
Nikki Gibson Qualified Bookkeeper and Registered BAS Agent - 0425 227 792 - nikkigibson22@gmail.com
Aaron Tree Carpentry & Building - 0406773691 - aarontree.al@gmail.com
Professional Chainsaw Sharpening - Peter - 0410 633 351 - plfishfingers@bigpond.com

Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media - Marion 0431 457 431
Dru 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 - lowri_89@icloud.com - https://www.facebook.com/lowri.dwyer/
Dynamic Yoga Saturdays from 8.30am - 10.00am.
Drop-In Easy Hatha Yoga - Monday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com


Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com

Government Organisations

Northern Beaches Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au Web site click here
Northern Beaches eNewsletter - Sign up for the Northern Beaches Council monthly e-newsletter
Northern Beaches Have your Say - https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/council/have-your-say
Member for Mackellar Jason George Falinski, email clicking here or jason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.au
Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Airlines, Buses and Railways

Sydney Airport:
Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue:

Sydney Buses: Information.

Sydney Ferries:
City Rail:
Timetables & Information.
Country Link Rail:


Pittwater Weather
Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sunrise & Sunset
Local Weather Forecast
Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

Emergency Contact Numbers   

ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service 9997 3795
Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service 9979 1612
Mackerel Beach Rural Fire Service 9974 1162
Rural Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills 9450 3000
NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
Sydney Water 132 090
Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909

Scotland Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au


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