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Emergency dredging ‘a failure to date’ – Mehrtens

Emergency dredging of the Ettalong Channel had been a failure to date, according to Cr Richard Mehrtens.“The most recent community meeting at Ettalong showed just how disappointed the community was that the promise of dredging…


Residents disappointed by lack of information

A community meeting at Ettalong Diggers Memorial Club on Tuesday, September 18, attracted 325 residents for an update on the status of the channel and their ferry service.However, they were disappointed.“It became abundantly clear that…


Accident blamed on ‘unsuitable wharf’

The unsuitability of Patonga public wharf as a major commuter thoroughfare has been blamed for a commuter accident which took place on the afternoon of September 12.Upon disembarking from the Palm Beach ferry at around…


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Work with nature and science to keep costs down – CEN

Keeping the Ettalong channel navigable and controlling erosion from Ettalong to Ocean Beach would be a $100,000-a-year job if those in charge simply worked with nature.That is the opinion of Community Environment Network chair Mr…


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Dredging program to cost $2.45 million

Up to $2.45 million will be spent on an expanded program to dredge the channel at the entrance to Brisbane Water.Central Coast Council welcomed the confirmation of State Government funding from the Rescuing Our Waterways…


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Is Peninsula the worst heat sink on the Coast?

The Peninsula is one of the worst “heat sinks” on the Central Coast, it has been claimed.“The Peninsula is noticeably hotter than other areas because of its lack of trees,” according to Cr Richard Mehrtens…


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Software company wins interest-free loan

A Umina software company has won an interest-free $400,000 regional growth loan that will allow it to almost triple its workforce.The loan was granted to allow ClockOn in Umina to grow from 8.5 fulltime equivalent…


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Funding for outdoor water park

Funding for an outdoor water park at Peninsula Leisure Centre has been announced.Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Mr Scot MacDonald, announced the $850,000 project as part of a $5 million package for Central Coast…


Peninsula’s water and sewerage prices may drop

Water, sewerage and stormwater charges on the Peninsula are likely to drop with the alignment of prices across the Central Coast.Average residential water bills would be reduced from July, if Central Coast Council’s recommendations to…


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Marine Watch holds final meeting

Brisbane Water Marine Watch held its final meeting on Wednesday, September 19.An ageing membership, societal and governmental change and the inability to attract younger members have all contributed to the group’s demise.The changing nature of…