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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

Traffic lights needed at roundabout, says Chamber

The roundabout at the intersection of Rawson Rd and Ocean Beach Rd at Woy Woy needs to be replaced with traffic lights, according to the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

"The government cannot continue to ignore this intersection which is at absolute capacity and a major choke points on Ocean Beach Rd," said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales.

"Duplicating the roundabout is not an option because of the service stations so we believe a signalised intersection will be necessary.

"The major congestion times are when traffic is coming from Umina of a morning and from Gosford of an afternoon and that is amplified during school times.

"You can almost guarantee at 8am in the morning and from 3pm in the afternoon you will crawl through there.

"I don't believe the State Government wants to put it as a priority because of the cost which is probably in the order of $20 million.

"The RMS has told me it is not a priority.

"I don't believe they understand just how critical these projects are and certainly, when the seat is not a marginal seat, it's not a priority but they can't keep ignoring it.

"It doesn't matter which direction you go whether you go down Blackwall Rd or Ocean Beach Rd you cop the same thing.

"They are State roads but I believe the Council has a role in advocating for State and Federal funds.

"The Chamber of Commerce shouldn't have to push this barrow and council play catch up especially when we've got a west ward and three of our own councillors who really should understand just how bad that intersection is."

Mr Wales said the Chamber would also be asking questions about the promised design work for Blackwall Rd, Dunban Rd, Maitland Bay Dve and Woy Woy Rd.

"The NSW Government has done no work on their by-election promises to spend $35 million.

"This was in compensation for the Woy Woy underpass debacle but we are concerned there is very little information being provided about where these projects are at and we have no idea of what the timeline is.

"I don't want to be sitting at the next state election and find these projects are trotted out.

"They are all priority intersections and priority main roads and we supported these projects because they were on our list of priorities so it really is important that the State Government honours its commitments and has these roads and intersections investigated, designed and the works implemented."

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