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Children (4)

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There is a school ferry for children going to Newport Primary School, and older children can take the bus to Pittwater High School. Read more here.


Yes, There is a playground at Tennis Wharf. Read more here.


Environment (7)

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There are native animals on the island. Read more here.


Yes, and they always welcome new members! Read more here.


The Spotted Gum forest on the island is protected, but trees can be cut down in some circumstances. Read about the Council’s tree policy.


Managing weeds on your property is one of the best things you can do for the local plant environment: read more about planting and weeding on the island.


This Council map shows that Scotland Island properties are designated as fire prone. More information can be found on this Northern Beaches Council website page. For more advice on bush fire safety, get in touch with the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade (SIRFB).


Island life (24)

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There are a number of options available to residents, each with different characteristics.

  • Parking is available at Church Point. Read more here
  • Another possibility is to park and berth at one of the private marinas. Read more here

Parking permits for the Church Point car parking area are available from Northern Beaches Council.

Go to the Council’s website for more information.

More information about Parking at Church Point.


There are a number of groups and classes on the island. For a calendar of scheduled events, click here.


There are native animals on the island. Read more here.


All emergencies: dial 000

Emergency services often liaise with our Fire Brigades’ Community First Responders. Read more here.


Some of these are catered for on the island. In our Environment section under ‘Waste’, you can read about recycling, bi-annual clean-ups, and vegetation clean-ups; and about council chemical collections on the mainland.


Pittwater Council. Go to the Pittwater Council website  for more information.


The island is not on town water, so all residents have tanks and many collect water from their roof. Read more here. Alternatively, you can buy Emergency Water from SIRA.  Read more here.


The Spotted Gum forest on the island is protected, but trees can be cut down in some circumstances. Read about the Council’s tree policy.


Managing weeds on your property is one of the best things you can do for the local plant environment: read more about planting and weeding on the island.


This Council map shows that Scotland Island properties are designated as fire prone. More information can be found on this Northern Beaches Council website page. For more advice on bush fire safety, get in touch with the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade (SIRFB).


There is a playground at Tennis Wharf. Read more here.


There is a school ferry for children going to Newport Primary School, and older children can take the bus to Pittwater High School. Read more here.


Yes, There is a playground at Tennis Wharf. Read more here.


The Community Vehicle is available for transport around on the island. Read more here.


Sorry, there is NO postal service on Scotland Island! Residents use online postal addresses such as P.O. Boxes for mail delivery. Contact the Church Point Post Office for more information:

Church Point Post Office

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Phone: 02 9999 3089 Website: Church Point Post Office
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Moving Here (15)

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There are a number of options available to residents, each with different characteristics.

  • Parking is available at Church Point. Read more here
  • Another possibility is to park and berth at one of the private marinas. Read more here

Parking permits for the Church Point car parking area are available from Northern Beaches Council.

Go to the Council’s website for more information.

More information about Parking at Church Point.


There are several companies specialising in moving goods to the island. Read more here.


On the mainland, there is a commuter wharf at Church Point. Read more here.
On the island, there are five public wharves. Read more here.


On the mainland, there is a commuter wharf at Church Point. Read more here.
There are also private marinas that lease berths. Read more here.


Permits are available from Pittwater Council. Go to the Council’s website  for information and applications.


Several agents deal in island properties. Read more here.


There are a number of groups and classes on the island. For a calendar of scheduled events, click here.


Every year there is a registration day on the island. Read more about vehicles on the island.


Golf buggies, quad bikes and other unregistered vehicles are not legally permitted on gazetted roads anywhere in Pittwater. However, some residents do use them.


SIRA (5)

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You can join SIRA by clicking the green button below. This will take you to the SIRA self-service portal where you can sign up, renew or access the self-service functions.


Interested islanders can volunteer to join any subcommittee by emailing the team leader. Read more here.


You can fill out the contact form here, or contact any of the committee members below:

Boyd Attwell

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Treasurer, Chair Finance, Membership & Insurance SIRA Committee
Biography

Boyd lives at the top of the island with partner and two small children. He is an accountant and seeks to bring simplicity and clarity to the association’s financials. He’s happy to receive requests for explanations from anybody.

Alec Beckett

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Secretary SIRA
Biography

New to the island, Alec is loving the new lifestyle he and his partner are becoming accustomed to. With a background in TV Production, he has moved into a new direction and now is a local primary school teacher. With a passion for sustainability, the enjoyment of the environment and a desire to help assist longer term improvements, he is keen to add his energies into the island’s vision. Always down to earth, Alec welcomes drinks, walks, chocolate, tea, cheese and chats.

Emmie Collins

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Committee Member SIRA Committee Mobile: 0405 330 781

Colin Haskell

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Committee Member Phone: 02 9979 3301

Sharon Kinnison

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SIRA Committee Member, Co-Chair Parks & Reserves, Wharves & Marine Issues SIRA Committee Mobile: ‪0438 719 764‬
Biography

Sharon, 26 years on the Island lives one-up near Tennis Wharf. She is a qualified and experienced high school teacher and bush regeneration supervisor. As a Senior Educator at Pittwater Coastal Environment Centre her role included program management, grant writing, project implementation targeting community catchment and sustainability education and catchment monitoring.

Eileen O'Neill

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Committee Member SIRA

Jane Rich

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Committee Member SIRA
Biography

I welcome this opportunity to serve on the SIRA committee as it deals with a wide range of island issues including the ongoing ones: Church Point parking, sewerage, roads and maintaining the community’s unique lifestyle.
A full-time resident now after moving into the family holiday home four years go, I have involved myself with Bushcare and Fire Brigade fund-raising and making new friends, not a lot I agree, so this is a chance to extend my service to my fellow Islanders.
In my seventies and a golf buggy driver, I also hope we can resolve the criticisms which are bubbling to the surface about these lifesavers.

Hubert van Mierlo

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President, Chair Community Engagement and Communications Committee SIRA Committee Mobile: 0439 404 238
Biography

Hubert has lived on the Island for 12 years with his family and his kids are currently in high school. Hubert lives one-up near Cargo Wharf and has spent his life working in Marine Engineering, IT and Business. Hubert has a degree in engineering and a MBA and has held several presidencies at a number of associations. Hubert is currently the President of the Pittwater High School P&C Association.


Transport Issues (17)

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There are a number of options available to residents, each with different characteristics.

  • Parking is available at Church Point. Read more here
  • Another possibility is to park and berth at one of the private marinas. Read more here

Parking permits for the Church Point car parking area are available from Northern Beaches Council.

Go to the Council’s website for more information.

More information about Parking at Church Point.


There are several companies specialising in moving goods to the island. Read more here.


On the mainland, there is a commuter wharf at Church Point. Read more here.
On the island, there are five public wharves. Read more here.


On the mainland, there is a commuter wharf at Church Point. Read more here.
There are also private marinas that lease berths. Read more here.


Permits are available from Pittwater Council. Go to the Council’s website  for information and applications.


Every year there is a registration day on the island. Read more about vehicles on the island.


Golf buggies, quad bikes and other unregistered vehicles are not legally permitted on gazetted roads anywhere in Pittwater. However, some residents do use them.


Pink Water Taxis

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Mobile: 0428 238 190 Website: Pink Water Taxis
Notes

Pink Water Taxis are an on-demand service based at Church Point Ferry Wharf. Call when you are at a wharf and ready to go. Taxis carry up to 6 passengers with normal luggage, and have mobile EFTPOS services available for Mastercard and Visa.

The mobile number connects you to the actual Water Taxi coxswain. If not answered immediately, please wait a couple of minutes before trying again, particularly in bad weather, as the driver may be berthing the vessel or assisting passengers.


There is a school ferry for children going to Newport Primary School, and older children can take the bus to Pittwater High School. Read more here.


The Community Vehicle is available for transport around on the island. Read more here.


Visiting (3)

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There is a B&B near Tennis Wharf. Read more here.  There are no hotels


There are a number of groups and classes on the island. Read more here, or go to our calendar of scheduled events.


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