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New smart planning paradigms should mean less cars

There has been some discussion lately about the future of the Peninsula with mayor Cr Jane Smith and Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales talking about the need for a renewed urban design….


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Few applications heard by council, fewer rejected

Your reporter states that “‘Under Mr Ian Reynolds’ administration, the 50 submissions policy was adopted by Council”. Reynolds was the “council” and the 50 figure declared by Reynolds, without debate, no reasons given. Cr Bruce…


Two Umina surf club members win Council awards

Umina Surf Life Saving Club had two award recipients at the recent Central Coast Council Australia Day awards. Jemma Smith and Kai Darwin both received awards on the night. Council’s sportsperson of the year award…




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Tree group prepares for National Tree Day

The Grow Urban Street Trees community group is preparing a day of tree planting for National Tree Day on Sunday, July 29. Group publicity officer Ms Debbie Sunartha that now is the time to prepare…


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Bouddi Gallery celebrates 10 years

The Bouddi Gallery celebrated its 10th anniversary on Australia Day 2018,with Girri Girri, a group of local Indigenous performers and educators, conducting a smoking ceremony and performed a variety of songs and dance. Bouddi Gallery…


Volunteers praised

The Wagstaffe-Killcare Community Association has praised the efforts of its volunteers. “We have praised the efforts of Mr Terry Baker and the community carvers for the wonderful provision of tables on the grass behind the…


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Plan Ahead Day at Woy Woy courthouse

The NSW Trustee and Guardian will hold a Plan Ahead Day at Woy Woy Courthouse on Tuesday, February 12. A day enables local residents to make or update their will or power of attorney documents…


Regional planning panel inspects Sporties site

The Joint Regional Planning Panel has held a site inspection and briefing at the Woy Woy Sporties on Thursday, January 25. The briefing considered DA53119/2017 which proposed to build seniors housing and independent living units,…