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Both service and festival to run on Remembrance Day
Council assessment rejects Sporties proposal
Developer asked to resubmit plans
Discussions start on rail crossing replacement?
Ettalong Diggers resigns from Chamber of Commerce
Chamber announces new oyster festival venue
Ryans Rd upgrade 'declared complete', but ...
Teenagers use council facilities 'in the dark'
Express North Shore rail service ends soon
Shark nets 'not effective' at Killcare
Objectors notified of opportunity to speak
Council staff reject use of Lions Park for Sporties access
Road-raising request rejected
Resident meet with Greens MP to oppose Sporties' DA
Rotary club sponsors Ugandan doctors
Threshold of 25 submissions recommended
Community group plants record number of street trees
International officer returns to Woy Woy
Rotary club raises funds for drought relief
Soccer pioneer speaks at Rotary club
Rotary told of community group work
Two members speak of lives with Rotary
Business come together to generate more business
New eatery boasts Italian cuisine
Chamber welcomes dredging
House fire
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Council and police fail to act on offensive noise
Concrete eyesore is insensitive and crass
The Whitfields were fantastic role models
It is time for Council to reject non-complying applications
Adaptation replaces caution in planning theory
Flood studies have already been conducted
Councillors should prepare for climate change decisions
Larger bags now festoon the roadside
Merge Fairfax with the ABC
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Free sessions for new mothers
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Folk club moves venue after 20 years
Composer to join Foundation judging panel
Art show opening well attended
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Young Archie Competition at Umina
Book Week parade at Pretty Beach
Debating team hosts third round
School finalises sensory garden design
New mental health program at Woy Woy
Aboriginal parliamentarian speaks at college
Local member joins students for planting
Preschool outdoor space officially opened
Preschools plant trees with community group
Lost in last innings
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Solar pool heating
Free cardiac testing for soccer players
Woy Woy moves to third on rugby union ladder
Umina places fifth in Australian pool rescue
Woy Woy wins pennant zone final
Umina women win region pairs championships

Discussions start on rail crossing replacement?

Discussions have started between the State Government and Central Coast Council over the replacement of the Rawson Rd rail crossing, according to the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales welcomed the move.

"We welcome the initial discussions with the Central Coast Council which firstly will determine Council's position on the project, followed by the cost-benefit of the works and then to assess whether there are other alternatives to the costly underpass at the base of Bulls Hill," Mr Wales said.

"It is imperative to ensure that any solution to the problem is based on sound information, costings and accurate scoping of the works.

"Sadly, this project has been grossly mishandled in the past with virtually no preliminary assessment of the works required and the true costing of the rail crossing replacement.

"This regrettably led to the cost blowing out to nearly $120 million and the ultimate abandonment of the project," he said.

"You can fix a lot of roads, intersections and stormwater drains for $120 million so it's in everyone's interests to ensure that if this project does move forward, it is for the right reasons and not simply to enhance the election prospects of political hopefuls," Mr Wales said.

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