Clean Up Oz Day 2018
Clean Up Australia Day is
here again - Sunday 4 March
Scotland Island &
Western Foreshores are
registered to participate once again!
This event encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to
their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a
difference to their local environment
Scotland Islanders - If you would like to help out, either by grabbing
a bag and filling it,
or helping to supervise activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to put your name on the list.
Western Foreshore folks - If you would like to help out, either by
grabbing a bag and filling it, or helping to supervise activities,
please email email@example.com
to put your name on the list.
Come down to your nearest Wharf to collect a bag between the hours of 9am and 12.00pm.
Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, sensible clothes and footwear – and don’t
forget to bring some water too!
IF YOU HAVE A TINNIE,
KAYAK OR OTHER WATERCRAFT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE REMOVED, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Toby and his crew will be out on the Laurel Mae to collect material.
Here is a link to the Clean Up Australia website: About
the event - Clean Up Australia Day
open for sought after parking spaces in Sydney suburb
A BALLOT system will be put in place on a first-in, best-dressed system
to allocate parking for offshore residents at Church Point.
The under-construction carpark will open late next month and the
council opens applications for the 68 available parking spaces from
The two-level carpark on McCarrs Creek Rd will have reserved parking
spaces on the top which will cost $4939 a year for a two-year term.
The lower level will be pay-and-display parking and will be available
for Church Point permit holders overnight.
The council’s infrastructure general manager Ben Taylor said the
reserved spaces would be issued via four-rounds of expressions of
“Demand for parking is a challenge at many locations across the
northern beaches and Church Point has been particularly difficult for
both local residents and those who live offshore,” Mr Taylor said. “Too
often we hear stories of offshore residents coming home and spending
hours trying to park, having to walk kilometres to their car or even
giving up and staying with friends nearby.
“Onshore residents are also impacted by the huge demand for limited
Mr Taylor said this new carpark, along with parking spaces at Church
Point Reserve and Bothams Beach, would provide more options and help
ease parking strain.
“After several years of consultation with the local community it is
exciting to be offering some certainty to local residents,” he said.
Priority in the first round of applications will be given to permanent
offshore property owners at Scotland Island, Elvina Bay, Lovett Bay,
Morning Bay and Douglas Estate who are existing holders of a Church
Point parking permit.
Applications close Sunday, March 4, with the first round of permits
announced March 12. Submit an EOI at the council website.
Regards The Community Engagement Team
Active Travel Officer Transport & Urban
Northern Beaches Council
P: 02 9970 1196
Source: West Pittwater Community
Rural Fire Brigade AGM
Sunday March 18, 12.30pm
This is a reminder
that the AGM will take place on Sunday 18th March, starting at 12:30 PM.
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.
Following the meeting there will be a gathering for members to catch up
while enjoying a BBQ lunch and a few
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by
registering, click: Annual General Meeting 2018
The meeting will be followed by a light lunch and drinks, provided by
Please note that the online payment system on our website is currently
If you have not logged or
have forgotten your password you can reset your password: http://sirfb.org.au/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest
- Annual memberships ($10) are due for renewal on 1st
- Apologies to those members who have been attempting
to pay online
- No further renewal notices will be issued until the
online payment system is fully operational
- Members can pay their annual membership at the AGM
either by cash or by EFTPOS
Thank you and hopefully see you on Sunday!
Player Presents an
A Night of Celebrating Women
Saurday March 10 at 7.30pm
The Bentley Effect: Film Screening at
The Scotland Island Hall
Saturday 17th March at
We are very fortunate to have the rights to show this amazing and heart
wrenching film in the hall.
- The Bentley Effect: Film Screening at The Scotland
Island Hall on Saturday 17th March at 7.30pm.
- Potluck from 6 pm. BYO food and drink
- Conversations with Kathy McKenzie
authority/writer/activist on the impacts of CSG and coal mining on
Australia's Great Artesian Basin at 6.30
The evening will begin with a short talk about Coal Seam Gas and
Fracking, followed by the film screening.
Entry is by gold coin donation.
Please bring some food / drink to share if you can.
There will be a chance to chat and ask questions after the
screening. Hopefully you will feel both inspired and enraged and
will join us on the #Time2Choose rally
on 24th March.
You can watch the trailer and find out more here: https://www.thebentleyeffect.com/
miss this amazing opportunities - this film isn’t available on Netflix
or the internet!
For more information about the screening, contact: Barbara 0400377056
Australia's Largest Selling
Wine Syndicate Newsletter
All the Wine that's fit to
SUNDAY MARCH 26th 2017
We now have all the details for our next tasting on Sunday March 4th.
An exciting range of wine, including what I hope will be a splendid
'cheapie' - a Shaw Family Cabernet at $8.
Here are the arrangements:
PLACE: The lovely
boatshed 'Shiraz', owned by Alan and Ruth Gaines, on the eastern side
of the island. If you are not sure of the exact location, a call to
Alan and Ruth 99792070 will resolve it!
DATE: March 4th 2018
WHAT TO BRING:
Friends and family, wine glasses, finger food to share and a copy of
the attached tasting notes and price list.
Did you realise that the Wine Syndicate, now in its 4th decade, is an
entirely not-for-profit group, dedicated to supplying you with the
finest of wine at the best possible price.
We look forward to your company and are assured of a perfect early
Friends signup HERE
for Permaculture NB Committee
Northern Beaches is currently seeking volunteers to fill a couple of
committee roles for 2018:
Finance & Fundraising Team Leader (shared role)
The Finance & Fundraising Team Leaders:
- Coordinate the identification and pursuit of ethical
fundraising opportunities for the group by the Finance &
- Collates any membership and other monies collected at
PNB events or activities and deposits the funds into the PSN account.
- Supports the PNB Committee to identify and apply for
suitable funding grants to deliver special projects or to support
existing key functions of the group. Provides the Committee with a
monthly update on the financial health of the group and supports
project teams with budgeting.
This role is currently being shared, and is likely to be in the future
if a single person is not able to take on the full responsibility.
- · In
2018 they will additionally oversee the finances of the Green Home
Publicity Team Leader
The Publicity Team Leader:
- Develops a strategy and oversees the publicity for
PNB including special events, meetings, workshops and tours.
- Liaises with media contacts as necessary to promote
PNB activities including news releases.
- Builds up a contact list for PNB for use for such
If you have not heard about permaculture, or the organisation,
have a look at the website: http://www.permaculturenorthernbeaches.org.au/
- Works closely with the communications, events and
education team leaders for publicising activities at least three months
Please email P.N.B@hotmail.com if you think this is something
that you may be able to help with!
Scotland Island House for
Rent for 3 months
July, August &
Bright sunny north facing, fully furnished, 3 bedroom home with water
views available for short term rental $750 per week.
One back from the water between Florence and Kevin Avenue.
Only a few minutes walk from Tennis ferry wharf.
Layout is upstairs and downstairs -1 large main ensuite (shower &
toilet) bedroom upstairs with office and 2 bedrooms; 1 queen and one
double bedroom downstairs with separate bathroom and toilet. External
Water, electricity and WIFI included. Reverse cycle heating and stand
alone heater for upstairs.
Easy access with level entrance and only a few steps to the front door.
Ideal for a family wanting to come and try out the island over winter
or for extended family visiting the beautiful Pittwater area.
Please contact Jane Kirby 0478454116
0406 046 256
Furniture for Sale
- Fridge ( Fisher & Paykel ) $350
- Washing machine (Sumsung) $250
- plus 6 beautiful chairs $240
- (NEW) Wooden Kitchen Table $300
- TV Cabinet (Vintage) $260
- (NEW) 2 x Double Beds $300
Call Gina to arrange viewing.
- Wooden bench including cushions $100
0417 672 228
Wanted - Weights/Home Gym
looking to buy/borrow some weights (barbell, weight plates and
dumbbells and perhaps a bench).
Before buying something new and transporting it onto the island, I
thought I'd put the feelers out and see if there might be something
already on the island that needs a new home.
If you have some equipment along these lines that you would like sell
and or loan (whatever works for your situation), please get in touch on
0414 469 859.
a Rental Property
Local resident looking for a rental property long term off-shore. 2-3
bedrooms. Great references.
Please call Thomas on 0406 654 466
Free* to a good home, available on the Island: one double
mattress, very good condition, not much used; and two double futons,
very good condition.
* Absolutely free, yours to take away. But if you were to make a
donation to Monika’s Doggie Rescue in return, that would be really
or text 0413 383 248.
Solo suit 2 persons or
- 15 years old but very little use.
- Great for Pittwater sailing fun.
- Pivoting centreboard and easy single sail rigging.
- Includes stainless
steel laser trolly.
- Available from waterfront near Tennis Wharf.
- Happy to assist to rig and tow if needed.
A bargain at $600
Call Karen on 0419417555
Bargain at $200 For a Beginner Rower.
Ausrowtec single skull.
- No oars but has floats attached for beginner’s
- 21ft long suit weight up to 100kg person.
- Just buy some second hand Croker oars and you are an
Olympian in the
- Stored near Tennis Wharf.
- Happy to assist in delivery.
- Best fun on Pittwater.
Call Karen on 0419417555
4.5m 50HP Yamaha
- Moored on commuter wharf looking for its new owner
is the perfect commuter boa (I used it without any trouble for 3 years)
- 4.5 mt polycraft renowned for its stability and
capable of surviving the constant rubbing of other boats on
- Built and serviced regularly by Enterprise marine in
50HP Yamaha: starts
each time and serviced at the cost of 1750$ a month ago
- Electric starter and a new battery
Priced under 5000$ it is a bargain... but I have now moved onshore and
do not use it enough.
For more info please contact Jean-Paul 0425252593
Wanted to Rent
Island permanent resident
looking for temporary furnished bedroom to rent on the Island (for
approx. 5 weeks)
March 12 – April 23 (negotiable)
Our house in Thompson St is being renovated and I will need somewhere
else to sleep during this time.
Just a place to rest and sleep overnight.
Please call Susan Plattner 0476 105 858
Wanted Single Bed
We are looking to buy a single bed including mattress and bedding on
Should be in good condition.
Please contact Markus on 0473 425 690.
We are located on Thompson St. above Eastern
Double Bed Frame for
- Dissassembled frame - (easy to put together)
The Local Guide
|Scotland Island Web Site
go to the Calendar
|Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page
||click to go to Page
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
|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)
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
Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or
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
Island Traders - On-line shopping from your computer through www.g2u.com.au -delivered to
your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders - Graeme
Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
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
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
Domestic Cleaner - Annie Hurn - 0410 688 008 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Solicitor - Rachel
Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Blue Toro Mobile Mechanics Northern Beaches
- Ben (owner operator) on 0420 851 706 Vehicle servicing and
repairs by coming to you...
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
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, Sun rise & set
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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