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Factors combined for rail chaos
Commuters describe four-hour journeys
'Train' trip took three hours from Central
MacDonald apologises for train disruptions
Trackwork to be completed this week
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Molly celebrates 105th birthday
Australia Day activities on Woy Woy waterfront
Visit by NSW Maritime fails to result in fines
Ocean Beach area is dangerous, says Mehrtens
Tesch calls for Woy Woy wharf upgrade
Councillor questions need for study before action
Plans for sand study supported by community group
Rawson Rd was only crossing with two fatalities
Six tonnes of sand to be sculpted
Accident proves need for train guards - Tesch
Encourage development in Woy Woy, says Chamber
MP supports Umina youth festival
New electronic waste contractor engaged at the tip
Permanent dredging solution is supported - Tesch
Chamber opposes lower submission threshold
Rotary club pays for three Ugandan classrooms
Mary Mac's receives Rotary donations
Little 'trickle down' despite tourism success - Chamber
Council to appoint interim general manager
Surf club holds first seaside market
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A ray of hope on the horizon
Sand creates hazard on footpaths
Any system is better than this unwieldy, exclusive one
Council could never be accused of acting in haste
Bank inquiry is good news
Open letter sent to Central Coast Council
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Program to reduce risk of falling
Lymphoedema common on the Peninsula
Project success for retirement village and graduate
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Arts and crafts centre announces upgrades
Little Theatre performs satirical comedy Australia Day
Canadian duo first up at folk club
Blues Angels at Hardy's Bay

Encourage development in Woy Woy, says Chamber

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce wants to see a new masterplan for Woy Woy "focus on planning controls that encourage residential accommodation that complements the retail and commercial base", according to president Mr Matthew Wales.

Central Coast Council expects to have a new Woy Woy Town Centre Masterplan in place by June 2020.

"The Chamber encourages Council to create a working committee of key stakeholders including property owners, local professionals and business people so that the aspirations of the local business community are reflected in the debate," he said.

"We need a new urban planning and design approach to the town centre so that we can attract new investment and create attractive opportunities for existing property owners and outside investors.

"The town has all the right ingredients to support multi-level residential accommodation which has been a feature of other town centres along rail and transport corridors yet for a variety of reasons, this type of development has been shunned in Woy Woy.

"Woy Woy town centre has the potential to be a vibrant major growth centre and we applaud Council's commitment to the new Masterplan.

"Woy Woy is in a prime position to capitalise on key assets such the waterfront precinct, the rail interchange and national store brands and yet has failed to attract substantial new development in recent years," he said.

"It has been disappointing in recent years that Woy Woy has failed to attract new mixed use-residential development in the town centre close to the rail hub.

"The new Masterplan is essential for the long-term viability of the Woy Woy town centre," said Mr Wales.

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