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Collapse Issue 437 - 29 Jan 2018Issue 437 - 29 Jan 2018
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Holstein moves to revive Rawson Rd level crossing work
Water main break causes extensive traffic delays
Councillor calls for banners in West St
Ryans Rd construction starts after two-month delay
Council approves non-complying development
Caution urged with door-to-door solar salesmen
Peaceful outcome to 'seige'
Man refused bail on animal cruelty charges
Council upgrades Umina Beach viewing area
Hotel applies for $2 million renovations
Bays community group to hold Fair on the Green
Tie dredging to beach renourishment, says Chamber
Rescue helicopter called off
Justice support volunteers sought by disability service
The Entrance dredging at 'a slap in the face' - Tesch
New service 'established' at Killcare
Pelican rescue season 'most traumatic'
Funding campaign for injured dog
Tesch pleased with support for youth festival
Council lodges application with itself for library changes
Traffic lights needed at roundabout, says Chamber
Council meeting rescheduled
Registered club promotes responsible drinking
Bowling club to celebrate 100-year-old ex-serviceman
Sand sculptures to come down
Tesch looks at transport issues
Donated truck already put to use
Women invited to be apply for advisory group positions
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Would road repairs spoil 'vast eternal plan'?
Peninsula housing affordability problem won't go away
Make the Peninsula accessible to all ages
Everyone is a Woy Woy town centre stakeholder
We should all have the opportunity to participate
A pity if commendable community plan came to nothing
Our beaches are completely unnatural
Fight for our bio-diversity before it is gone forever
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Theatre groups starts search for playwrights
Filmmaker to speak at Woy Woy library
Patonga artist supports junior portrait prize
New gallery to be established in Ettalong
Choir practice resumes
The lady with the pink hair
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Killcare hosts Central Coast Nippers carnival
Charity bowls raises $1275
Surf clubs to raise money through container collection
Mixed fours championship held in the heat

A pity if commendable community plan came to nothing

Mr Van Davy is drawing the long bow a bit in his ambitions for the Council's Strategic Plan ("Open letter sent to Central Coast Council", PN edition 436, Jan 15).

For instance, it is expecting a lot that a Council that cannot even fix potholes would be able to exercise control over "legal wage rate payments and non-sexist, non-discriminatory work practices throughout the Central Coast", to mention just one item in the Community Plan Central Coast's (CCPC) list of goals.

I think that the CPCC might be better advised to limit its concerns to the main issues that galvanise local attention: housing, infrastructure, transportation, environment and not diffuse its efforts over so broad a plane that it is ineffective at all points.

It was my criticism of the original CPCC manifesto that it incorporated too many issues of widely diversified importance and failed to arrange them in a coherent understandable framework that demonstrated the connection between them.

It would be a pity if an effort so commendable should come to nothing because it opens up too many avenues of criticism and fails to focus on the politically possible.

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