The Scotland Island Residents Association Committee (SIRAC) has a number of established subcommittees (also called Working Groups), each with a team leader. Some of the working groups also manage the services provided by SIRA to the community.
Working groups meet on a regular basis and discuss matters that may have been delegated to them by the SIRA committee or are brought up as discussion items from within the working groups or members of the association. Working groups may need to engage with the community to gauge opinion or to understand how strongly the community feels about certain matters.
Any interested islander who is a member of SIRA is welcome to join one or more of the working groups. The involvement and skills of community members help SIRA to provide a more meaningful service, so we encourage everyone to get involved!
|Working Group||Team Leader||Charter||Subjects|
|Finance and Insurance||Boyd Attewell||Financial matters, administration and Insurance matters|
|Island Vision||Neelica Raffel||What is our vision for the Island?|
|Church Point||Neelica Raffel||Church Point Plan of Management, parking and development of Church Point|
|Governance||Neelica Raffel||Governance of the association, including decision making, policies and procedures|
|Roads, Drainage, Traffic and Environment||Sharon Kinnison||Improvements and maintenance of roads and drainage, parks and reserves, and vehicle management|
|Community Engagement and Communications||Anne Dennis||Engagement with the community and communication with all stakeholders|
|Wharves||Alec Beckett||Improvement and maintenance of island wharves|
|Waste Management||Colin Haskell||Rubbish collection and recycling|
|Water, Wastewater and Emergency Water||Colin Haskell||Proposed connection to Sydney Water and a main sewerage system, Management of SIRA water system and water sales|
|Hall Management and Hire||Barbara Labram||Management of the Community Hall|
|Community Vehicle Management||Graeme Crayford||Management of the Community Vehicle|
Interested islanders who are members of SIRA can volunteer to join any subcommittee by emailing the team leader. Meetings are usually held at least once every six weeks.
Subcommittee (Working Groups) Contact Details
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.
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.
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