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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 or print an application form (available to be filled in at a council office).

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 Northern Beaches 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 NSW apart from special zones. Scotland Island is in the process of becoming one of these special zones. Strict conditions will apply to vehicles.


Pink Water Taxis

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Mobile: 0428 238 190 Website: Pink Water Taxis
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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.


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 or print an application form (available to be filled in at a council office).

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.


Northern Beaches Council. Go to the Northern Beaches 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.


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.


This Council map (select Bush fire Maps in the dropdown map overlay in the top left) shows that all 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 or print an application form (available to be filled in at a council office).

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 Northern Beaches 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 NSW apart from special zones. Scotland Island is in the process of becoming one of these special zones. Strict conditions will apply to vehicles.


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 (select Bush fire Maps in the dropdown map overlay in the top left) shows that all 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).


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.


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.


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:

Sue Armstrong

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SIRA Committee Member; Team Leader – Strategy and Vision SIRA Committee
Biography

I lived on the island for a year during 2016-2017. When I moved off the island I missed island life and the incredible community we have here. I have recently bought a house on the island, am delighted to be living back here and am keen to ensure that we do everything to preserve this incredibly special place that we are privileged to call home. For work I head up Marketing for a global IT company. In my spare time you will see me undertaking renovations on my house, paddle boarding, kayaking or walking my little puppy, Mr Darcy. I look forward to being part of the island committee.

Boyd Attewell

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Treasurer; Team Leader – Finance & Insurance Sub-committee SIRA Committee
Biography

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
Biography

My name is Fabienne. Before you ask, yes I am French. Our family bought a property on the island ten years ago and we finally made it here in January, 2018 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 revolves 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 Sub-committee SIRA Committee
Biography

Anne has lived on the island for ten 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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Committee Member SIRA Committee
Biography

In March 2017, I moved to the island with my husband and three 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.

Colin Haskell

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President; Team Leader – Governance Sub-committee; Waste Management Sub-committee; Water and Wastewater Sub-committee; Wharves Sub-committee; Joint Team Leader – Church Point Sub-committee SIRA Committee
Biography

Colin is a retired retail executive. For the last 17 years he has owned and managed the Scotland Island Lodge guest house with his wife Rosemary.

Sharon Kinnison

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Vice President; Team Leader – Roads, Drainage, Traffic and Environment Sub-committee; Joint Team Leader – Church Point Sub-committee SIRA Committee
Biography

Sharon, 27 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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SIRA Committee Member SIRA Committee
Biography

I am a long-term resident of the Northern Beaches, and moved to Scotland Island in 2016 with my partner, Natalie and my three kids – the best move since I moved to Australia from Ireland on a tall ship in 1988. I have been a photographer for over 25 years, with a studio in Mona Vale, servicing the corporate market in photography and video production, Australia-wide. I have a love for the ocean, nature, good food and red wine.


When you receive your invoice via email, click on the link in the email (‘Pay Now’). This will open a web page which will offer you the online payment methods. Read the comprehensive online payments guide.


Visa, Mastercard and American Express. You don’t need to pay a processing fee. Cost to SIRA are the same for each card brand, so feel free to choose your favourite card.


Call your water monitor who will process the booking for you.


Emergency Water (3)

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When you receive your invoice via email, click on the link in the email (‘Pay Now’). This will open a web page which will offer you the online payment methods. Read the comprehensive online payments guide.


Visa, Mastercard and American Express. You don’t need to pay a processing fee. Cost to SIRA are the same for each card brand, so feel free to choose your favourite card.


Call your water monitor who will process the booking for you.