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Collapse  GOSFORD GOSFORD
Hillary Morris was first name out of the box
Gosford, an electorate since 1950
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Sitting Member last on ballot paper
Terrigal voting at Empire Bay, Wagstaffe and Ettalong
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Developer joins calls against non-compliance
New group calls for compliant development
Group urges residents to use on-demand bus
Geoff Melville honoured for 'local achievement'
John Greenway dies after cycling accident
Bikes, shopping trolleys and phones found under wharf
Mayor lobbies for Peninsula drainage
Lack of election promises dismays Chamber
Service NSW to open cashless centre in Woy Woy
Climate workshop hears Peninsula has hotter summers
Objectors may address planning panel for second time
Hall packed for networking meeting
Complaints about NRMA fence 'being investigated'
Freelancers to meet in Woy Woy
Uniting Church to hold garage sale
Exchange students visit the Peninsula
Dementia advocate speaks at Rotary
Woman praised for baby's rescue
Sausage sizzle for International Women's Day
Rotarians try arm wrestling against a champion
Replica assault rifle seized
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Non-compliance: Find politicians who think like us
Issues with procedures of Joint Regional Planning Panel
Infrastructure catastrophe will follow non-compliance
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Cutting off her hair for charity
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British singer to perform at folk club
Blues and Roots competition to be held in Umina
Sculptor opens her home studio and garden
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Artwork featured in regional exhibition
Warning about double parking
Student selected for wind ensemble
Canteen receives award for sustainability
Forensic science day for Stage 3 students
Life education classroom visits Woy Woy
Students take photos
New furniture bought with money raised through fun run
Students take part in anti-bullying show
Kitchen garden program continues at Woy Woy
Sydney Swans players visit Woy Woy South
School returns incorrect shirts
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Medal-winning result for junior life savers
Southern Spirit wins in girls' league
Five golfers win their way to national championship
Joshua selected for Australia for Arafura Games
Rugby union season set to start on April 6
Pizza and movie night for teenage life savers
Nippers celebrate end of season
Southern Spirit holds Pink Stumps Cricket Day
Umina takes out men's triples
Nippers season ends with presentations
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Woy Woy abattoir history published
Early photos on display at Umina library

Lack of election promises dismays Chamber

The lack of significant election funding promises for the Woy Woy Peninsula leading up to the NSW state election has dismayed the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

"Once again it appears that the Peninsula is the forgotten land when it comes to infrastructure in the lead-up to the election", Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales said.

"Apart from the funding for the Woy Woy wharf, it seems that we are off the agenda when it comes to any significant funding commitments or promises from both sides of politics.

"The $4M funding for the Woy Woy wharf only came about after eight years of lobbying by the local community and was hardly a new commitment.

"While we welcome this commitment, there is nothing new in the pipeline especially when it comes to roads funding", he said.

"We are still waiting for any of the promised $35M works by the NSW State Government to come to fruition after the Gosford by-election over two years ago."

He said that, apart from an announcement that the design works are being finalised for the intersection of Maitland Bay Dr and Picnic Parade, the business community has heard nothing as to the state of the other projects, including the Dunban and Ocean Beach Rds intersection and safety uprades in Blackwall Rd and Woy Woy Rd.

"We are seeing millions of dollars being promised in the northern suburbs of the Central Coast but precious little on the Peninsula.

"There has always been this misguided focus on the Gosford CBD but hardly any firm commitments to improvements in the Woy Woy town centre which is in desperate need to urban renewal.

"In addition, the Rawson Rd rail underpass is still unresolved and the intersection at Ocean Beach Rd and Rawson Rd continues to get progressively worse at peak times."

Mr Wales said: "The Chamber is also looking for commitments from both sides of politics for the upgrading of the Ocean Beach and Umina Beach foreshores which have been devastated by storm erosion over the last 12 months.

"Building pretty parks at Gosford might be wonderful but politicians should be careful about neglecting the Peninsula and the needs of our local community.

"Both sides of politics need to ramp up their commitments and deliver more infrastructure and roads funding to our local area", he said.

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