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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
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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
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Tears fall with palliative care centre announcement
Long-serving staff recognised
Hospital staff donate money to Townsville colleagues
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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
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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
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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

Council considers urban tree strategy

Central Coast Council is considering developing a Greening Places Strategy, which would aim to enhance the urban tree canopy and reduce the "urban heat island effect".

The strategy is one of a number about which the council is seeking community views through an online survey.

These include a sustainability strategy, a biodiversity strategy and a waste strategy.

"This online survey will help us ensure we are meeting community expectations and understand what the community sees as priorities," said mayor Cr Jane Smith.

The Council may also carry out more in-depth consultation for individual strategies before each will be placed on public exhibition for final feedback before being referred to Council for adoption.

Cr Smith said the development of a 10-year Sustainability Strategy was in response to calls from the community for a more sustainable Central Coast.

"Our community told us they would like a more sustainable Central Coast as part of their feedback on the development of the Community Strategic Plan One Central Coast," Cr Smith said.

She said the Biodiversity Strategy would provide a policy and administrative framework and specific actions for protecting and managing biodiversity.

The Waste Strategy would look at encouraging waste avoidance, sharing and recycling, as well as reuse and "circular economy" opportunities.

The survey can be accessed through the Your Voice Our Coast website.

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