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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

Ryans Rd upgrade 'declared complete', but ...

The upgrade of Ryans Rd has been declared complete, but it could actually be another three years before it is finished.

The final section, near the corner with Ocean Beach Rd, is expected to be completed by the developer of the United Service Station as part of the conditions of consent.

According to the Gosford DA Tracker, a five-year deferred consent was issued on December 23, 2016 (DA50046/2016).

There is no construction certificate registered on the DA tracker as yet so it is unlikely that building will start soon.

The work on Ryans Rd will not occur until after the new service station is built to prevent the new road surface being damaged during construction.

Work by the Council is therefore unlikely to be undertaken before the expiration of development consent in December 2021.

Works that have been completed in Ryans Rd include full length footpath, kerb and gutter and 2/3 road resurfacing, according to Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks.

Ryans Rd in Umina and Davis St in Booker Bay were among several road upgrades on the Peninsula have been declared complete, according to Ms Wicks.

Mayor Cr Jane Smith said improving the road network was a key Council priority.

She said a partnership with the Federal Government had delivered improved traffic flow, better ride quality, street drainage and footpaths for the Peninsula.

"Buses, cars and pedestrians can now more easily manoeuvre the streets and will benefit from more regulated on-street parking, thanks to the provision of new kerbs and guttering," Cr Smith said.

Peninsula commuters travelling on Woy Woy Rd will also note the completion of works on the intersection of Langford Dr and Woy Woy Rd in Kariong.

Ms Wicks said: "Works included the construction of a roundabout and the realignment of nearby Dandaloo St to create a more cohesive access point for all incoming traffic.

"Nearby footpaths were also upgraded to direct people to refuge crossing points - improving public safety and access across the busy Woy Woy Rd," Ms Wicks said.

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