SIRA is an association of Scotland Island residents, and is collectively the voice of the Scotland Island community and a key provider of services to families living on the island. The SIRA committee advocates for residents in addressing issues relating to off-shore sustainability and community well-being. SIRA was established in 1955 at a meeting at Bangalla and since then has become a vital part of island life. Read the Scotland Island News announcing that meeting and the agenda.
All islanders are encouraged to join SIRA via the SIRA self service portal at: sira.org.au. Information about other ways to join can be found there too. Membership is $30 per year per individual. You are encouraged to join any of our Subcommittees and Service Groups. The SIRA Committee (SIRAC) welcomes observers at its meetings, and questions and submissions from island residents.
What does SIRA do?
SIRA provides a range of services on the island:
- Emergency water
- The community vehicle
- The community website
- The Community Hall
- The Recreation Centre
SIRA also works with Council to secure funding for island infrastructure. It advocates on a range of issues, including roads and drainage, emergency water, and the Church Point precinct plan, as well as holding community forums on key island issues. In addition, SIRA represents the community on onshore committees, including Northern Beaches Council reference groups and the Church Point Design Group.
Through its Recreation Club, SIRA actively promotes and fosters community activities such as festivals, workshops, the Two Catherines Cafe, folk-dancing and many other events.
SIRA, along with the West Pittwater Community Association, negotiated for many years with the former Pittwater Council and other groups to achieve the acceptance of the current Church Point Plan of Management, which, when implemented, will provide significant improvements to safety, car parking arrangements, and the accessibility of the precinct.
SIRA strongly supports other community organisations, such as the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade.
- PO Box 70, Church Point NSW 2105
- SIRA President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- SIRA Secretary (email@example.com)