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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, Team leader Finance, Membership & Insurance SIRA Committee

Boyd is an accountant and seeks to bring simplicity and clarity to the association’s financials. He’s happy to receive requests for information and answers.

Fabienne d'Hautefeuille

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Committee Member SIRA Committee

My name is Fabienne. Before you ask, yes I am French. Our family bought a property on the island nine years ago and we finally made it here in January now that our children are old enough to be at school.  I am from a rural background and love that natural aspect of Scotland Island.  My work evolves around hydrogeology or groundwater resources management if you prefer. When I get some time, I love baking, cooking and throwing pots and bowls (ceramics).

Anne Dennis

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Secretary, Team Leader Community Engagement and Communications Committee

Anne has lived on the island for nine years with her husband and daughter, who is now away at university.  Before moving back to Australia she lived in the Pacific and Asia, working as a primary school and TESOL teacher. She now does private tutoring, and loves gardening, particularly with native plants.

Nadja Fisher

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Commitee Member

In March 2017, I moved to the island with my husband and 3 kids – undoubtedly the best move ever! I grew up in Switzerland and New Zealand and have moved between the two numerous times. After teaching English and German as a Second Language for many years, I now freelance as an editor and translator. I enjoy unsuccessfully circumnavigating cultural faux pas, baking inedible cakes and falling asleep before the opening credits of a film. As a SIRA member, I want to contribute to island life by bringing the newbie-but-eager-to-learn, family-with-smallish-children perspective to this merry round of island residents.

Nicole Gooch

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Commitee Member

Colin Haskell

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Vice President, Team leader Waste Management Phone: 02 9979 3301

Colin is a retired retail executive. For the last 15 years he has owned and managed with his wife Rosemary, the Scotland Island Lodge Guest House.

Sharon Kinnison

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Vice President, Team leader Roads, Drainage, Traffic and Environment SIRA Committee Mobile: ‪0438 719 764‬

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.

Shane O'Neill

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Committee Member

Neelica Raffel

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Committee Member SIRA Committee Mobile: 0405 214 445

I am a long time single mum whose 23 yr old daughter (Nadia) no longer lives at home, but rather prefers to live her busy life based in Balmain. Nadia does love to visit at every opportunity, and has met many of my neighbours and friends.

I’ve been on the Island now just over three years and expect to live out my days here. It is certainly my home.

I am also a primary school teacher with a passion for Public Education and a number of other social justice issues. You’ll recognise me by my badge laden backpack!

Having my first plot of actual land again since I was a child I have discovered that I rather love to garden! I also consider myself a half decent cook and love to break bread with family and friends as often as possible.

It is my honour and my privilege to serve the community on the SIRA Committee

Jane Rich

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Committee Member, Team Leader Hall Management and Hire SIRA

Here I am again willing to continue on the SIRA committee in whatever capacity I’m more suited.

In 2017 it was as Community Hall Manager  and I focussed on concerns surrounding the increase of golf buggies on the Island.

My working life was as a journalist/sub-editor until I made the Island my home five years ago.

My membership of SIRAC has given me a much better understanding of Island issues and the efforts of other committee members to seek positive outcomes in their endeavours for out environment.

Hubert van Mierlo

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President, Team Leader Water and Wastewater, Governance, Church Point SIRA Committee Mobile: 0439 404 238

Hubert has lived on the Island for 14 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.

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