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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

Another tree goes with a developer-friendly decision

Another beautiful angophora tree has been culled from the area adjacent to the railway crossing, opposite Stoney Park, adjacent to the Rawson Rd railway crossing.

This was a landmark tree that stood for many years providing shade and beauty to the neighbourhood.

The tree started dying last year at the time the house was sold to a developer.

It appeared to have been poisoned.

Several people reported this to the Council.

Fortunately, most of the tree was unaffected and in recent months seemed to be thriving.

We believed the damaged branches could have been removed without harming the tree.

A few months later Council sought approval from the neighbours for the building of five villas.

We and other neighbours endorsed the general plan but pointed out our concern for the tree.

Today the tree was removed by a private contractor acting with Council approval.

The workman told us the tree was damaged by lightning, although the tree did not show any signs of this and there had never been a lightning strike reported, nor any action by the SES or Council to protect us.

This time there was no attempt by the Council to notify neighbours.

The loss of the tree adds to the destruction of two other beautiful angophoras that were removed from Stoney Park to build the now infamous (and very costly) Woy Woy pedestrian underpass.

This seems to be yet another case of environmental abuse as a developer-friendly decision being pushed through while the Central Coast lacks a democratically elected Council.

No wonder residents feel they are being done in by the NSW Government.

When will we get our democratic voice on local planning and environment back?

Without local councillors to act for us, we seem to count for nothing.

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