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Collapse Issue 467 - 08 Apr 2019Issue 467 - 08 Apr 2019
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Development action groups to consider joining forces
Mehrtens questions generator pollution at Woy Woy tip
Palm Beach ferry runs aground
Technical failure blamed for ferry grounding
Nursing home approved for sensitive bushland
ACF branch to raise Hillview St objections with Ministers
Celebrating 100 years
Approval to strata subdivide Atlantis building
Chamber calls for 'swift action' on local planning panels
CCTV cameras installed at Umina
Anzac Day services around the Peninsula
Veterans' families to receive commemorate crosses
Environment network to screen seismic testing film
Labor promises second Ettalong foreshore project
Money raised to restore community garden
Almost a tonne of waste taken from Empire Bay waters
Feedback wanted on water price drop
Charity run to include new event
Bays group holds annual meeting
Easter book fair held for 43rd time
Events planned for Youth Week
Free school holiday activities
Free activities for families with young children
Kids' market will have Easter theme
Volunteers receive community service awards
Pride of workmanship awards have been presented
Rotary to develop better communication strategies
Ulysses motorcycle club looks for new members
CWA members take out competition awards
CWA vegan scones in demand at festival
Trees planted at CWA hall
Men's Shed to hold garage sale
Dinghy retrieved from channel
Garage sale for Sydney eye hospital
Produce swap at community garden
Easter hat parade
Elders speak on Harmony Day
Suicide awareness program to run at community centre
Charity lunch for disabled surfers' association
Pre-school children visit retirement village
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Ettalong commercial zone should have three-storey limit
We need to address State planning laws
Time for exhaustive consultation again
Controls are designed to prevent the worst development
Seriously reckless behaviour in school traffic
Consider an independent
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Creating a 'warmer softer environment'
Cancer diagnosis was at once a relief and devastating
New plastic surgeon at hospital
Knitting blankets for charity
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Author to speak at art exhibition launch
New gallery has launched
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Text messages used to chase parents of absentees
Musicians and singers perform under the stars
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Photography students make pin-hole camera
Grant for a new garden
Selling cakes on election day
Chinese folk dancers for Harmony Day
Students learn history from Grandpa Fred
Hall redevelopment
Learning about native wildlife
Parents' group seeks volunteers
Keep sick children at home, principal asks
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Jemma Smith named for three international events
Southern Spirit juniors finish an undefeated season
Ettalong junior part of winning Central Coast bowls side
Umina juniors contest grand final
Bowlers celebrate work of their patron
All swimmers competed in finals
Rugby league players selected for schoolboy teams
Stridsman trains in Colorado Springs
Jemma Smith featured in national campaign
Ettalong competes in summer league
Ettalong women's major singles final

Almost a tonne of waste taken from Empire Bay waters

Students from Brisbane Water Secondary College have removed almost a tonne of waste from waterways around Empire Bay.

The students took part in two cleaning expeditions around Empire Bay.

The first took place on March 8 and focussed on cleaning around Cockle Bay, a small inlet located near Empire Bay Public School.

Clean4Shore facilitator Mr Graeme Johnson said a large double bed mattress and a foam cushion were removed from the mangroves by students.

"The jetty foreshore had oyster trays visible in the water."

Mr Johnson said 12 large trays were removed.

"Oyster mesh was tangled in the adjoining mangroves."

He said this was removed together with small litter items on the tidal marks.

"Many other larger items began to appear in the metre deep water: a large advertising sign, lifting trolley, poly piping, office chair, steel piping buckets and foam items.

"Students faced a tough, muddy task, but it was a good outcome for the local environment.

"During the trip back to Lions Park, the group identified a small craft in the mangroves, which was towed back to the boat ramp."

Mr Johnson said a trailer with 540 kilos of rubbish was taken to Woy Woy tip.

On March 15, students again went with Clean4Shore to collect waste and debris around the Empire Bay wetlands.

Oyster product once again dominated the clean up

With a falling tide, the group first ventured into the Empire Bay wetlands and then cleaned from Merritts Wharf back towards Empire Bay.

"Plenty of small litter items were collected with eight big bags loaded into the barge with plastic pieces dominating the load.

"Boating parts, plastic oyster mesh, small and large plastic oyster trays pulled from the mangroves also made up a large portion of the debris collected," Mr Johnson said.

The group them travelled to the north western end of Riley's Island for a targeted clean up.

"Small litter items, plastic bottles and oyster product again dominated the collection.

"Our final task was on Pelican Island, cleaning the Woy Woy Channel."

Small litter, food wrappings and plastic pieces were collected behind the high tidal mark.

"All up 15 very large bags were loaded into the trailer, underneath the oyster product, with 400 kilos off loaded at Woy Woy tip," Mr Johnson said.

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