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Development action groups to consider joining forces
Mehrtens questions generator pollution at Woy Woy tip
Palm Beach ferry runs aground
Technical failure blamed for ferry grounding
Nursing home approved for sensitive bushland
ACF branch to raise Hillview St objections with Ministers
Celebrating 100 years
Approval to strata subdivide Atlantis building
Chamber calls for 'swift action' on local planning panels
CCTV cameras installed at Umina
Anzac Day services around the Peninsula
Veterans' families to receive commemorate crosses
Environment network to screen seismic testing film
Labor promises second Ettalong foreshore project
Money raised to restore community garden
Almost a tonne of waste taken from Empire Bay waters
Feedback wanted on water price drop
Charity run to include new event
Bays group holds annual meeting
Easter book fair held for 43rd time
Events planned for Youth Week
Free school holiday activities
Free activities for families with young children
Kids' market will have Easter theme
Volunteers receive community service awards
Pride of workmanship awards have been presented
Rotary to develop better communication strategies
Ulysses motorcycle club looks for new members
CWA members take out competition awards
CWA vegan scones in demand at festival
Trees planted at CWA hall
Men's Shed to hold garage sale
Dinghy retrieved from channel
Garage sale for Sydney eye hospital
Produce swap at community garden
Easter hat parade
Elders speak on Harmony Day
Suicide awareness program to run at community centre
Charity lunch for disabled surfers' association
Pre-school children visit retirement village
Ettalong commercial zone should have three-storey limit
We need to address State planning laws
Time for exhaustive consultation again
Controls are designed to prevent the worst development
Seriously reckless behaviour in school traffic
Consider an independent
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New plastic surgeon at hospital
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Author to speak at art exhibition launch
New gallery has launched
Text messages used to chase parents of absentees
Musicians and singers perform under the stars
Photography students make pin-hole camera
Grant for a new garden
Selling cakes on election day
Chinese folk dancers for Harmony Day
Students learn history from Grandpa Fred
Hall redevelopment
Learning about native wildlife
Parents' group seeks volunteers
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Jemma Smith named for three international events
Southern Spirit juniors finish an undefeated season
Ettalong junior part of winning Central Coast bowls side
Umina juniors contest grand final
Bowlers celebrate work of their patron
All swimmers competed in finals
Rugby league players selected for schoolboy teams
Stridsman trains in Colorado Springs
Jemma Smith featured in national campaign
Ettalong competes in summer league
Ettalong women's major singles final

Development action groups to consider joining forces

Three resident actions groups concerned about development standards are likely to come together to oppose non-compliant development.

A meeting is planned of the Residents for Responsible Ettalong Development, Save Woy Woy Waterfront and Save Our Woy Woy groups.

This will "allow members to come together and create a strong group to oppose all non-compliant developments on the Peninsula", according to Save Our Woy Woy founder Mr Harvey McDougall.

Mr McDougall said the community had the right to expect that developments complied with planning controls.

"Unfortunately, there are too many which are going through that are non compliant," he said.

Mr McDougall said the council had put itself in a difficult position.

With so many non-compliant developments, it made it difficult to refuse others.

"The precedent has been set.

"What is Council going to do?"

Mr McDougall said "allowable variances" should not exist in the planning controls.

Designers should be able to create properties that both fit within the planning controls and meet a high standard of design, he said.

"It used to happen before when we only had two levels of height as the limit.

"Surely in this age of technology, designs of the highest standard can be achieved without going outside the parameters."

Mr McDougall said that the community needed to be fully consulted about planning provisions being applied to the Peninsula.

He said the Council was currently not helping and the State Government was ignoring the problem.

"It is time to bring all people to the table and work together for the benefit of the Peninsula."

He said State parliamentarians, councillors and planning staff should be involved and listen to the community, and not just "the ever- present developers".

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