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Could some councillors up their work rate?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all, within certain bounds, set our own pay or pension increases? Well, that’s what our councillors had the opportunity to do at their last meeting. The NSW Local…


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Decline in non-compliance is deemed to be acceptable

The Council’s express 24-hour development application assessment process will certainly be responsible for increasing the number of development applications for the Peninsula. Assisting this process is the advice from the applicant DA56500 (Peninsula News edition…


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Living next to a weekend party house

In response to the article “Mehrtens concerned about short-term accommodation” which appeared in Peninsula News edition 470, it is not only AirBnB creating headaches for residents We now live next to a weekend party house…


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It takes a village …

You know the common phrase “it takes a village to raise a child”. I would like to tell your readers that that sentiment extends throughout life to the elderly. The village I want to praise…


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Universities drive up house and rent prices

Independent candidate for Robertson David Abrahams wants a university here and I say no way. Many of us have moved from Sydney away from universities as they attract thousands of international students and their families….


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Metres of plastic propaganda is unacceptable

I am a Labor supporter. However, I was going to write this letter no matter who won. Do we really think that metres and metres of plastic propaganda is changing people’s minds? As from 4…


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Stop outrageous boarding house development

There is currently a development application for an 11 unit-room boarding house at 454 Ocean Beach Rd, Umina. All Umina residents I know are vehemently opposed to the proposal. A little known fact is when…


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Sandplain lends itself to different drainage solution

The Central Coast Council media release quoted in Peninsula News “Everglades catchment drain upgrade completed” 29 April , tells us the upgrade “focussed on the section of drain that stretched from Carpenter St. to Glenn…


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Declare property portfolios and conflicts of interest

Margaret Lund (Peninsula News edition 469) is quite right to expect those who regularly lobby for development applications (which ignore guidelines, whether it be for large, tall or inappropriate developments on the Peninsula) to declare…