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Collapse Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019
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Mabel turns 101
Vehicle-activated speed signs to be trialled in Hillview St
Ethan organises student strike for climate action
Shepard St flooding expected to improve in 18 months
Ettalong to get recycling bins
Responsible development group forms with 80 people
Strata subdivision is approved
Bouddi Foundation seeks grant applications
Law firm welcomes new partners as others retire
Action group founders step aside
Fishing club closes after 30 years
Channel needs State planning, says committee chair
Dredged sand to replenish Ocean and Umina beaches
Specific dredging plans still needed, says committee
First class in permaculture held at Killcare
Salvos at Bring Your Bills day
Euchre club donates to local schools
Community fair held at Phegans Bay
Church publicises Easter festival events
Easter fete at Patonga
School holiday activities announced
Another fire at community garden
Unit fire in Warwick St
Three grants from Council
Retirees help charities distribute food
Activities for St Patrick's Day
Parking fines to be reduced
New playground for Empire Bay
Preschool celebrates 30 years in August
CWA bakes vegan scones for festival
Woy Woy residents targeted for heritage walk
Planning controls were result of exhaustive consultation
Council decisions will destroy the Peninsula
Flood was 27th in five years
More thought needed for pre-polling venue
We didn't win
Put Peninsula ahead of political ambitions
Aged care organisation celebrates 30 years
Brothers celebrate 50 years in medicine
New book compiled as breast cancer resource
Ground-breaking ceremony for 114-bed extension
Suicide prevention briefing to be held in Woy Woy
Geriatrician writes book on medical care for older people
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Opera in the Arboretum despite difficult five weeks
Troubadour president to speak at regional seminar
Rotary club pledges $40,000 for music program
Artist holds exhibition in Botanic Garden
Local pair produce TV program on men and their sheds
Children's film in Woy Woy
Meet the authors at library talks
Artists' collective moves to Ettalong
Principal stresses importance of reading program
Robotics to be taught at primary school
Assembly for day against violence and bullying
Year's first Interact meeting at Umina campus
Scholarship will help pay for university studies
Garden bed restored
Harmony Day held at Pretty Beach
Ettalong misses out
Swimmers qualify for zone carnival
Teddy Bears' Picnic at Woy Woy South
Students compete in zone swimming carnival
Umina was top-performing surf life saving club
Roosters have first loss of season
Premier League competition starts without Umina
Champions emerge in Handicap Pairs
Netball club seeks players
New oxygen kits for surf clubs
Retired international to develop SEU juniors
Southern Spirit wins champion player awards
Ettalong wins Seniors Triple title

We didn't win

I write this letter prior to the March 23 State Election and I have no way of knowing who won the election.

All I know is: we didn't.

Whoever it was, the people of the Peninsula will, as always, be the losers.

I have lived in Woy Woy for 23 years and the Coast for nearly 40 years.

In that time, I have had politicians of all makes and models as my Local Member.

Some have been in government and plenty have been in Opposition.

I have heard more "If I am elected" promises than I have had hot dinners.

I particularly like "Over the term of the next Parliament I will ...", which is similar to the statement of Gilbert and Sullivan's Sir Joseph Porter KCB "And I never thought of thinking for myself at all."

I have seen grandiose plans that will forever reshape our Peninsula and give us a land flowing with milk and honey.

Like you, I am still waiting.

Whether it be Local, State or Federal candidates, we are guaranteed that all sorts of wonderful things will be done.

The vast majority never eventuate and are forgotten until the next election.

Have a look at the various promises made in the last weeks.

While the head honchos from Macquarie St, spruiked fantastic and wondrous things for NSW the list of goodies for us was pretty miserable.

Both sides promised more teachers, nurses and police but none of our candidates said exactly how many we might get or when.

There were promises of money for new schoolrooms and air-conditioning.

Again, no exact timing or numbers for us.

I just wonder how far down the list we are.

Bet we're not on page one.

We are the forgotten part of everything, be it Council, State or Australia.

In this instance while other parts of NSW got money thrown at them for anything and everything we get the crumbs from her ladyship's table.

Please Premier, whoever you are, can we just get a fair go, please?

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