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Residents to have say in new skate park design
Bowling green and fishing shed to go for 'new concept'
Riding a Harley at 86
Men's shed land lease signals softer approach
Investigation recommends better channel management
Ferry service cancelled during 'severe' weather
Ferry resumption 'is not the end of the problem'
Bravery award for firefighter
Council to close successful community garden
Community group calls for tree policy submissions
Tree policy comment period extended
All council meetings to be held at Wyong
Ettalong and Umina parking surveys planned
Chamber calls for 'smarter' parking strategies
Community support grants approved
Session to discuss Killcare mobile phone tower proposal
Aboriginal group seeks funding for 'community place'
Students speak at Rotary club
Residents wanted for community fire units
Couple recommends batteries use with solar panels
CWA to put on ceramics exhibition
CWA receives $200 flagpole grant
College graduate receives Colombo Plan scholarship
Rotary awards pride of workmanship
Ettalong businesses compete for Christmas prizes
Food drive for Mary Mac's
Postponed Woytopia festival 'a success'
Petition circulated to stop seismic testing
Rotary runs barbecue at waste information day
Collection for drought relief
Signs to be replaced on Woy Woy Bay Rd
Rotary club completes graffiti removal
Council announces green investment
Hotel wins association awards
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Another roundabout - no, no, no, no, no, no
Roundabout is wrong solution
Trusty post lady resigns after 23 years
Take collective action now to reduce global warming
Arts business plans have been submitted
Others take Paris Accord seriously
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Donations sought to assist with cancer treatment
Six new surgeons at hospital
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Initial sales of surf safety book 'promising'
Authors' event at local book shop
Environment group to hold Club Woytopia
Free outdoor film screening
Resident organises online music competition
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Student enterprises raise $700 for Mary Mac's Place
Almost $10,000 raised in fun run
Three classes get pet rabbits
Preschool playground receives design award
Awards for Ettalong school canteen
Grandparents' day
Gymnastics classes see students stretching and twirling
Stage 1 students have local history walk
Children's author visits Year 4 students
Kindergarten orientation was a success
Mini fete raises $1700
Preschool staff win award for program
Students create mural
Lessons focus on cyber safety and responsibility
Young, black and ready for school
White Ribbon Day at Umina campus
Primary students perform at college
Gold award for sporting challenge
Radio station broadcasts from Woy Woy school
Surf fun day at Terrigal
Swim and survive program
Parents and carers supply items for school
School supports wishing tree
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Boxer defeated by top Finnish boxer
Bradman Best trains with the Knights
Netball committee positions vacant
Umina life savers win medals at world championships
Golf day raised $1500 for cancer research
Umina bowling club holds annual competition
Charity bowlers raise $690
Taekwon-do fundraiser
Soccer club elects committee

Another roundabout - no, no, no, no, no, no

Matthew Wales, Central Coast Council and the NSW State Government: No, no, no, no, no, no.

The last thing we need on the Peninsula is another damn roundabout.

It has been shown time and again that roundabouts simply do not work in this country because, quite frankly, few people in this country - and this includes the Peninsula - know how to use them correctly.

A case in point: Try exiting Wellington St onto Ocean Beach Rd and see how you go.

Every day there are near misses as drivers refuse to obey the road rules.

I am sick and tired of nearly getting cleaned up by ignorant motorist approaching this roundabout from Ocean Beach Rd heading south while hurtling through at warp speed as they believe they have right of way.

They do not.

This road rule was abolished many years ago and yet, to many motorists, this "rule" still exists.

As it stands, there is at Maitland Bay Dr and Picnic Pde a very good right hand turning lane which works very well.

Why change it?

A roundabout here would create a build-up of traffic along Picnic Pde right back to Ettalong Beach shopping centre, just as the ill-conceived traffic lights at the intersection of McMasters Rd and Ocean Beach Rd have caused.

It is damn near impossible to exit right out of Dunban Rd because traffic mostly south bound continues to block access to traffic from Dunban Rd.

Prior to these lights going in, it was a relatively easy to make that right hand turn.

It isn't anymore.

And as for the projected $7 million dollars (and you can bet, knowing state governments and councils, that the real costs will be at least double that figure-as it always is) to build the damn thing, someone is kidding aren't they?

I would be amazed if this thing could not be built for under $500,000 surely?

Can I suggest this $7 million be used to build new desperately needed footpaths.

Walk down just about any west bound street off Ocean Beach Rd armed with both a stroller and a mobile scooter to see how young mothers and the handicapped struggle with cars zooming past only inches from them.

A roundabout at Maitland Bay Dr and Picnic Pde?

This would have to be one of the dumbest decisions ever.

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