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Adaptation replaces caution in planning theory

In response to an article in Peninsula News edition 450, regarding DA54685/2018; the Peninsula News’ fortnightly brain teaser has beaten me again.I am confident it has also defeated Council’s planners: What to do when a…


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The Whitfields were fantastic role models

After reading of the wonderful achievement of Keith and Joan Whitfield’s 60th wedding anniversary, so rare in this day and age, I would like to share with everyone what fantastic role models the Whitfields were…


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Larger bags now festoon the roadside

The major supermarkets have stopped using cheap plastic bags and are now issuing larger, more durable plastic bags.It didn’t take long for the larger bags to festoon the roadside.Some years ago, I used to take…



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Flood studies have already been conducted

“Flooding on the Peninsula will be studied to determine the best way to address it.” (Peninsula News, July 30)Council has conducted numerous studies of flooding on the Peninsula in the recent past and documented the…



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Negative response, yet the trend continues

With monotonous regularity, the Peninsula News reports on the latest development applications that highlight the trend in mid-rise, over-development residential applications. Each time we are reminded of how these applications exceed zoning height and floor…


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Pleas ignored by indolent council

In defence of Jasmine Greens Kiosk, Central Coast Council has been caught out again. We now learn that the Council-leased Jasmine Greens Kiosk in Umina has once again been damaged by vandals. The kiosk manager…



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Walk is a pleasure, except for the footpath

Take a walk (that is if you are game) along the Beachside Esplanade of Umina Beach on a bright sunny day with a slight sea breeze blowing. What could be more beautiful in life, except…