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We need planning regulations we can rely on

The letters from Brian Lewis, Bryan Ellis, June Mitchell and Laurie Powell in your most recent issue (edition 457) say everything that can be said about Central Coast Council’s bungling of development control on the…


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Mangrove Mountain landfill affects our drinking water

An advertisement placed in other Central Coast newspapers by the Environment Protection Authority calling for public submissions on the proposed extension of Mangrove Mountain Landfill is the latest reminder of the terrible environmental consequences that…


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Proposed mine will affect our water too

Today (November 12) the case brought by the Coal Alliance of Citizens fighting for our water supply to the Land and Environment Court began in Sydney.It was pleasing to see around 60 people travelled from…


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Are dead pigeons an advanced warning?

Thank you for the comprehensive article “Strata committee to sue Ettalong Diggers” (edition 457).It seems to many of us that the numerous dead pigeons on the building are Ettalong’s version of the canary in the…


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Thanks for Remembrance Day support

The Vietnam Veterans Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia Central Coast Sub-Branch wish to thank the Peninsula community for their support and decorum during Remembrance Day ceremonies held across the region.The Ettalong Remembrance Day Service…


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Thanks for the ceremony

A big thank you to all who were involved with the Remembrance Day ceremony at Ettalong, especially the Vietnam Vets led by Alan Ball and members, Ettalong Diggers CEO Bill Jackson and Club staff, all…


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A fitting Remembrance Day service at Ettalong

It was a Remembrance Day to remember on the Peninsula.The sun was shining and the sky was blue, as a crowd gathered on the waterfront reserve next to the War Memorial at Ettalong.People slowly arrived,…


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Civic facilities needed for socially-aware community

Rod Fountain asks (“Common sense and beer budget should prevail”, Peninsula News edition 456) why we need a performing arts centre, a stadium and other civic facilities when basic services are still lacking.The answer is…


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Boat policy was misguided from the start

The boat policy of both major parties was misguided from the start, morally, politically and practically.The country is now wrestling with the shameful results of it.Given Australia’s legal responsibility to accept political refugees without question,…


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Housing policy would create a ghetto

The proposal to change population density in Woy Woy to accommodate low income housing, is a proposal to create a ghetto.The associated social problems of this kind of development near two hotels and the leagues…