Upgrade for Patonga boat ramp carpark

Patonga’s Dark Corner boat ramp carpark is being upgraded. The work includes an upgrade of the carpark pavement with formalised line marking for cars and boat trailers and an upgrade of park furniture within the…

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Community group tackles abandoned boats

The Bays Community Group has resolved to do more to combat the large number of abandoned boats around the Phegans Bay foreshore. Group president Ms Cathy Gleeson the resolution came during their June general meeting….

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Unemployment is worse on the Peninsula, says Tesch

Unemployment is significantly worse on the Peninsula than it is on the rest of the Central Coast, according to figures released by Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch. And the Coast’s unemployment is worse than…

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Council to consider urban shade and green space

A draft Greener Places Strategy which aims to enhance tree canopy cover and green space across urban areas will be considered by Central Coast Council tonight (July 9). Peninsula Community action group Grow Urban Shade…

Bulk-billing medical practice opens in Umina

A new bulk-billing medical practice with 30 general practitioners has opened in Umina. The new Reliance Medical practice opened in Ocean Beach Rd, on July 1. “Reliance Health is the premier family healthcare provider on…

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Film about Mingaletta Aunties premieres this week

Minagaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation will celebrate Naidoc Week this week with the premiere screening of a film The Aunties of Mingaletta. The two-hour film describes the struggles of women elders through the…

Real estate employee mauled by dogs during inspection

A real estate employee has been seriously mauled by two dogs while undertaking a property inspection in Umina. Ms Joanne Hayes, a 49-year-old property manager at Wiseberry Peninsula in Umina, was attending a pre-booked inspection…

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Mountain bike trails proposed for national park

Dedicated mountain bike trails could be developed under a new plan of management for Bouddi National Park. The draft plan notes cycling would only be allowed in zone two, not the more coastal zone one….

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Tourism group welcomes Council plan

Peninsula Tourism Partners has welcomed Central Coast Council’s adoption of a draft Tourism Opportunity Plan, which aims to boost tourism in the region by $70 million. Partners president Ms Kim Cole said: “We absolutely love…

Picnic in schoolgrounds?

Ettalong Public School principal Ms Lynn Balfour is encouraging the Ettalong community to take advantage of the school’s play equipment over the July school holidays. The school is taking part in the NSW Government’s Share…