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Peninsula identified as having high gambling risk
Petition calls on council to reinstate play equipment
Injured girls waits 24 hours for rescue
Council grants six non-complying DAs in three months
'Standards set out in DCP have not been complied with'
Construction certificate issued for multi-dwelling project
Endangered bushland is not 'significant' to Council
Council works start ahead of schedule
Liberal and Labor lobby for position on dredge purchase
Innovative waterways solutions needed, says Holstein
Council is procrastinating, says Chamber
Woy Woy tip to get upgrades
No jetski incidents were reported
Fuel prices continue to be up to 35 cents higher
Award recipient objects to nursing home
Petition calls for skate park upgrade
Holstein to seek council support for rail underpass
Floating pontoons should replace wharf, says Mehrtens
Book fair on Easter Saturday at Pearl Beach
No start date set for on-demand buses, says Tesch
New members at Rotary
Wicks starts roads petition
Candidate blames state of roads for pensioner's fall
Umina woman chosen for council advisory group
Agency helps prepare wills and powers of attorney
Top real estate performers
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Precedence is not acceptable for flaunting the rules
Planning codes and standards do not meet the need
Planning democracy? Not from this council
'Significant' applies to issues raised, not numbers
Flood level can be a matter of life and death
The most streets without footpaths?
Better use for sandstone blocks
Revisit 1977 breakwater option
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Disability service provider opens homes at Booker Bay
Lifeline presents domestic violence awareness session
Patients pay $32.45 to see a doctor, says candidate
Bulk-billing rate rises to 86.6 per cent
Lifeline presents suicide intervention session
Discount during International Coeliac Week
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Proceeds to Rotary projects
Pearl Beach artist presents wildlife exhibition
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Parents told of play equipment ban
Maintenance work at Woy Woy
Sandpit toys wanted
Registered for action against bullying
Polynesian dance troupe
School musical is planned
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Aron Sherriff moves to Queensland
Swimmers manage qualifying times at Homebush
Social club donates to Woy Woy Juniors
Season launch for Woy Woy Rugby Union
Busy month for Umina Surf Life Savers
Event to raise money for village
Mixed bowls

No start date set for on-demand buses, says Tesch

A start date for the Peninsula's on-demand bus service has yet to be announced, seven months after it was announced, according to Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.

"While services are up and running in Sydney, Peninsula commuters have been left behind again by the Liberal Government," she said.

Ms Tesch said that while the Northern Beaches have a whole new B-Line bus service costing tax payers more than $600 million but Peninsula residents were still waiting on our local on-demand service.

"We are a community crying out for better transport services and links, but the Government can't get their heads out of Manly where on-demand buses are already picking up passengers."

With an on-demand service already being trialled by private operators in Lake Macquarie and facing teething problems, Ms Tesch said this was an opportunity to get it right.

"We can see the lessons and the struggles that regions similar to ours are having with on-demand services, and a lot of them relate to the community not knowing about the service," Ms Tesch said.

"One media release seven months ago isn't enough to make sure that the thousands of commuters on the Peninsula know that this service will be coming sometime in the future and we need the government to give locals a timeline on when we can start downloading the app and signing up for a pick up.

"Right now, any information from the Government about this service would be helpful for the community."

Ms Tesch said she had moved a motion in the NSW Parliament calling on the government to release more information, and to get the program up and running.

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