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Where is the Peninsula Urban Directions Strategy?

The spokesperson for the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce says we need a new urban planning and design approach to the town centre. What happened to the Peninsula Urban Directions Strategy? The strategy was prepared by…


Kaylah wins Australian under-16 championship

Umina Surf Life Saving Club member Kaylah Holmes, 15, recently competed at the Australian Royal Pool Life Saving Championships. The event was held in Adelaide from January 11 to 14. She won three gold medals…



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Democracy needed in planning process

Matthew Wales’ claim that reducing the number of DA objections required to trigger a referral to Council will “impede the orderly development we need’ (“Chamber opposes lower submission threshold”, Peninsula News, January 29) is, of…


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Council approval unacceptable

It is totally unacceptable that Council approved a non-compliant Development Application for units at 372 Booker Bay Rd. The Council should have the capacity to hold and review the application because the development application has…


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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…