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Collapse Issue 464 - 25 Feb 2019Issue 464 - 25 Feb 2019
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Five storey development approved for Morris St corner
Labor pledges funding for palliative care centre
Another five-storey development submitted
Two shops heritage-nominated on development site
Community workshop on climate change
Draft plan may be re-released with maps
Ombudsman present to explain bills
CWA branch supports appeal for siblings group
Cakes and biscuits wanted for Bays Fair
Ettalong is entered in Tidy Towns competition
Different responses to Morris St development decision
Council considers urban tree strategy
Is this familiar?
Committee challenges candidates on dredging policy
Labor promise wouldn't build half a carpark, says Wicks
Grants to lifesaving club
PCYC receives $2000 for equipment
Funding for Pearl Beach lagoon
Lifeline shop gets a revamp
Brigade holds recruitment evening
Meals on Wheels holds open day
Rotarian enjoys first day back at school
Former church volunteer charged with sexual assault
Annual meeting
Sausages at community day
Council changes water restriction trigger point
Skate competition at Umina
Valentine's event at club
Children visit retirement village for Valentine's Day
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Developers should not be able to change regulations
Bus service needed for children and shoppers
Congratulations on good eyesight
Privacy breach with garbage service
How long do we have to wait?
Restore title of Venice of Australia
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Tears fall with palliative care centre announcement
Long-serving staff recognised
Hospital staff donate money to Townsville colleagues
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Pearl Beach resident wins short film competition
History group to release book
Author writes about work-life balance
Early childhood music program launched in Woy Woy
Keneallys to talk about Monserrat series
New arts and crafts market
Risque cabaret for Festival of Women
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
College principal signals shift to individual teaching
Students start Grease rehearsals
Recognition for HSIE students
Parent-teacher interviews at Umina
Tennis player takes out championship
Grant for outdoor musical equipment
College establishes one-stop Student Services
SRC members to help in canteen
Swimming carnival held
Parents group prepares for election day
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
Umina surf club dominates branch championships
Mixed results for Ettalong Eagles
Lions to hold annual luncheon
Ettalong bowler wins pairs championship
Disability bowler of the year
Lifesaving clubs receive $280,000 in funding
Volunteers wanted for Smiles on Dials
Wolves season had just one loss
Zenden named in Australian Joeys squad

Bus service needed for children and shoppers

I was interested in reading the email from Joan Dalland in the Peninsula News edition 462 about buses on the Killcare peninsula.

I have lived on the Pacific Panorama Estate at Umina Beach since 1998 and we don't have any buses.

To make matters worse, we don't even have a footpath.

Over the years, the original children have now grown up and have cars of their own.

This of course means the volume of traffic up and down has dramatically increased.

This all poses a severe threat for the school children and young mum's pushing pushchairs and fitness fanatics who walk up and down the hill all hours of the day and night.

While our hill is certainly steep, added to this a very sharp curve half way up which means that cars don't see the walkers until they are almost on top of them.

I have driven a 22-seater bus up the hill myself so I know it can easily be done.

Numerous requests for help from Local Members over the years has resulted in no change.

Residents would, I'm sure, be happy with a service for school children and perhaps a shoppers' bus during the middle of the day.

Please help before a major accident happens.





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