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Save our beach – our future may depend on it

The dune areas at both Umina and Ocean Beach are an absolute disgrace and an ugly eyesore. Under the pretence of stopping erosion, they are protected with gusto, being full of lantana, bitou bush and…


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Where is the Peninsula Urban Directions Strategy?

The spokesperson for the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce says we need a new urban planning and design approach to the town centre. What happened to the Peninsula Urban Directions Strategy? The strategy was prepared by…


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Democracy needed in planning process

Matthew Wales’ claim that reducing the number of DA objections required to trigger a referral to Council will “impede the orderly development we need’ (“Chamber opposes lower submission threshold”, Peninsula News, January 29) is, of…


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Council approval unacceptable

It is totally unacceptable that Council approved a non-compliant Development Application for units at 372 Booker Bay Rd. The Council should have the capacity to hold and review the application because the development application has…


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New smart planning paradigms should mean less cars

There has been some discussion lately about the future of the Peninsula with mayor Cr Jane Smith and Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales talking about the need for a renewed urban design….


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Few applications heard by council, fewer rejected

Your reporter states that “‘Under Mr Ian Reynolds’ administration, the 50 submissions policy was adopted by Council”. Reynolds was the “council” and the 50 figure declared by Reynolds, without debate, no reasons given. Cr Bruce…


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An opportunity for community discussion

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Peninsula News. It’s wonderful that our local area has now got its own newspaper aimed at providing a broad coverage of those things which make the Peninsula a…


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Bias for the Peninsula is appropriate

Congratulations to you and your band of merry workers for achieving the successful publication of our newest newspaper The Peninsula News. Your desire to promote such a newspaper has always been well received, unfortunately the…


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Important forum

It is pleasing to know that the Peninsula area will once again have its own community newspaper. The Peninsula News will provide an opportunity for local schools, community and sporting groups to highlight their activities…