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Peninsula exhibitors win at Royal Easter Show
Flying fox colony established near the Everglades
Sandstone steps to be installed on coastal walk
Free morning activities
Fox bait warning
New president for community group
Rotary presents Opera proceeds
Council website lists 60 Peninsula projects
Council waits for details while Woy Woy channel silts up
Rotary provides early morning tea and biscuits
Medals reunited with family
Association life member dies
Volunteer lifesavers carry out double rescue
Application for adult shop in Woy Woy
Beach erosion and shoaling addressed at Patonga
Identified for temporary protection
Council adopts coastal management plan
Roads to be included in council condition assessment
Townhouses proposed for Ettalong
Ridge walk is featured
Comment wanted on planning notice changes
Independent members appointed
Council webcast to continue
Dry month after a wet start
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NBN so poor telephone connections are lost
Sewerage and water is overpriced
Another tree goes with a developer-friendly decision
Dawn service special at Patonga
Wrong colour
We deserve our fair share
Where is the evidence for sustainability?
Is letterhead next in displacement operetta?
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Coast Shelter starts awareness campaign
Rotary club back campaign for palliative care facility
Retirement village commemorates Anzac Day
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School to celebrate Star Wars Day
Suiting up for science at Empire Bay
Pacific Island group performs
Dance group selected
Easter hat parade
Students and staff attend Anzac march
Students join veterans
Students in Anzac ceremony
Naplan advice at Ettalong
New teacher at Woy Woy South
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Coach is confident of successful season
Woy Woy players selected for Barcelona tour
Silver medals for aquatic rescue

Independent members appointed

Three independent members have been officially appointed to Central Coast Council's Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee to oversee the Council's operations, including compliance financial management and governance.

Mr Colin Gellatly, Mr John Gordon and Mr Carl Millington have been appointed after responding to an expression of interest process to join the committee.

Council administrator Mr Ian Reynolds said the committee would help provide a foundation for sound decision making in Council and a vehicle to help deliver improvements in how Council delivers services to the community.

"We had over 50 applications for membership of this committee and the quality of the applicants was very good," Mr Reynolds said.

"These three people really stood out," he said.

"I am pleased to have the opportunity to appoint such highly skilled and widely respected community members to this committee."

Dr Colin Gellatly has had a long and distinguished career in the public service including as Director General of the Premiers Department, he said.

"He has extensive experience in local government too, most recently as the Chair of Newcastle City Council's Audit and Risk Committee."

Dr Gellatly has also been appointed chair of the committee.

Mr John Gordon has spent the last 40 years practising as a chartered accountant, certified practising accountant and chartered secretary specialising in audit, risk management and corporate governance.

Mr Carl Milligan is a senior audit and assurance partner in a charted accounting firm in Sydney and has held a number of senior roles on the Local Government Auditors Association of NSW.

"Their extensive experience in local government and financial matters will hold the new committee in good stead and I look forward to working with them to deliver positive results for Council and the community," Mr Reynolds added.

Mr Reynolds and Council chief Mr Rob Noble will make up the two other positions on the committee until the election of the new Council in September.

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