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Where have all the flowers gone?
The Whitfields celebrate 60 years of marriage
Ettalong channel dredging starts - or does it?
Tesch calls for outreach resources for homelessness
Food drive sees Mary Mac's stocked well into spring
Koolewong reserve carpark closed
Residents meet with council over Umina oval security
CCTV installed free of charge
Council calls failed wharf applications 'excellent'
Wharf upgrade rejected
Pathway and amenities applications rejected
Association objects to 150m long metal fence
Two-storey units may replace end-of-life fibro house
Proposal to replace single dwelling with three units
Wales to consult client before meeting residents
Peninsula flooding to be studied
Tidal baths inspection may lead to remedial work
Committee will focus on waters around the Peninsula
Car park to built near Dark Corner boat ramp
Emergency dredging has taken too long - Tesch
Ferry services may start in four weeks, says association
Plan shows dredging as government responsibility
Council acts on dune erosion
Tesch seeks submissions on disability scheme
Ettalong home park has bake-off
Fire brigade benefits from bar sale
Fire near Blackwall Mountain
Renovations for retirement village
Presbyterian church receives heritage grant
Probus club receives grant
Mentoring program for young men starts in Woy Woy
Rotary clubs join to raise money for drought areas
Latest exchange student is from Denmark
Commendation for Bouddi architect
Belinda Neal fights party expulsion
Free English classes at church
Man charged over Killcare break-ins
Lions donate trauma teddies
Spike Milligan exhibition opens at library
Woytopia to be held again in October
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Negative response, yet the trend continues
Pleas ignored by indolent council
Discovering the truth about disabled parking
Kerb and gutter in my lifetime?
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Prostate cancer day raises $7500
Teddy bears help soothe children's fears, says hospital
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Author talks about beach safety children's book
Wagstaffe art show to be held in September
Children hold market at Killcare
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Two students given early entry to university
Buddy Benches unveiled
Fun Friends program at Umina
Students learn about micro-organisms
Cross country placings
Umina school plans open day
Photograph donated to Umina campus
Knocked out of netball comp
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Five selected for pool rescue team
Woy Woy topples Gosford in rugby union
Soccer club holds fundraiser
Successful weekend at pool rescue championships
Junior clubs travel to Cardiff
Local clubs in winners' circle
Bowler receives long-service award
Charity bowlers raise $995

Ettalong channel dredging starts ... or does it?

Dredging of the Ettalong Channel had started on several days last week, according to various media releases received by Peninsula News.

"The emergency dredging is only now beginning, despite being announced nine weeks ago," Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch told Peninsula News on Tuesday, July 24.

Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch told Peninsula News on Thursday, July 26, that dredging was set to start that day.

However, despite the arrival of the dredge at Ettalong Wharf, it did not start work.

Mr Crouch issued a further media release on Friday, July 27, stating that works commenced on the Friday.

Staff from his office assured Peninsula News that dredging had definitely started.

Dredging finally commenced on Friday, July 27, to remove up to 25,000 cubic metres of marine sand from the entrance to Ettalong Channel, Mr Crouch said in his media release.

He said the dredge was larger than the one used previously and could move more sand more quickly.

"The dredge is planned to remove sand to provide a channel 30 metres wide and 2.5 metres deep to allow the ferry service to recommence," Mr Crouch said.

"It is then planned to widen the entrance opening in an effort to slow sand from moving back into the navigation channel," he said.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald, said progress would continue to be dependent on prevailing weather conditions.

"Initial plans to float the dredge from Yamba to Ettalong had to be reassessed as continued bad weather presented a number of challenges," Mr MacDonald said

"The contractor had to dismantle the dredge and transport it by road to ensure it could get here as quickly as possible," he said.

Member of the Legislative Council, Mr Taylor Martin, said the works would be the third round of emergency dredging funded by the NSW Government.

"The NSW Government is working with Central Coast Council to establish a long-term plan to maintain and improve boating access at the entrance to Brisbane Water," Mr Martin said.

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