Reporting to Council later this year

Engagement outcome

Council resolved on 17 December 2019 to exhibit the proposed Scotland Island Access Permit fees and charges for 2020/21. The draft fees and charges were exhibited for a 28-day period between 15 January 2020 and 12 February 2020. There were 51 submissions received for the Scotland Island Access Permit during the exhibition period.

A report is being prepared for Council. No amendments are proposed prior to adoption.

Permits in response to safety concerns

Council, with the approval of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), will restrict/limit the use of vehicles on Scotland Island to those vehicles with a Scotland Island vehicle permit issued by Northern Beaches Council.

This proposal was developed in response to serious safety concerns raised by the community on Scotland Island.

The aim of the permit scheme is to:

  • improve safety for pedestrians and motorists
  • address issues of illegal behaviour and to
  • manage the number of vehicles on the island

Two types of permits will be issued:

  1. Vehicle use on Scotland Island Only - Scotland Island Access Permit – Resident Vehicle.
  2. Vehicle providing service on Scotland Island – Temporary Access Permit – Service Vehicle.
Permit typeFeePensioner*Postage
Scotland Island Access Permit – Resident Vehicle$25 per yearNo$10
Scotland Island Access Permit – Permitted Service Vehicle$10 per dayNo$10

*Registered post through Australia Post

Following the exhibition period and subject to the adoption by Council, fees will apply to all Scotland Island Permits and Scotland Island Service Vehicle Permits.