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Collapse Issue 469 - 13 May 2019Issue 469 - 13 May 2019
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Fish kills could come with seismic testing - Abrahams
Dead fish came from commercial fishing
Councillors inspect Farnell Rd site
Public transport scores 65/100
Precinct committees suggested at residents' meeting
Fran turns 101
Ribbon awarded to cookery judge
Fire station opens its doors
Liberals promise $22M in road upgrades
Promises targeting the Peninsula
History of Robertson electorate
Polling booths
Mehrtens concerned about short-term accommodation
Nine-unit proposal referred to Ausgrid
Brewery proposal 'referred to applicant'
Aged care building construction 'on schedule'
Townhouse comment period still open
Approval for five townhouses
Capital works significantly over budget
Council to demolish after-school care building
Council abandons attempts to trap foxes
More attend Anzac events
Children at Anzac service 'encouraging'
Anzac service at surf club
Community association attends Anzac service
Rotary members attend dawn service
In-house Anzac commemoration
Rotary club honours final wishes
Soup and bread night for Rotary
Children learn to swim
Morning tea at Hardys Bay
Program for parents of adolescents
Trash and treasure raises $5000
Rotary hears about men's shed activities
PUDS aimed to balance growth with infrastructure
Time to think about a different society
Recycling machine - traffic, rubbish, noise and graffiti
Treat wetlands with more respect
Declare property portfolios
Breast screening available until July
Volunteers sought by dementia services provider
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Woy Woy could become gay-friendly arts precinct
Folk club anniversary attracts 100 guests
Author to speak at Umina library
Arts grants close at month's end
Little Theatre presents Priestley classic
Workshop held for Flash Festival
Greeting cards donated
Artists open new exhibition
Troubadour to host gypsy jazz-makers
Parents raise $29,000
Rewards for readers of fiction stories
Students offered a taste of beauty therapy course
Parents asked to be considerate
Anzac assembly at Umina campus
School crossing is upgraded
First place at Performing Arts Challenge
Campus shows support for farmers
Donations sought for Junkyard Playground
Parents asked to keep assembly area clear
School oval re-turfed
Aboriginal education worker starts
New gym program at Woy Woy South
Anzac Day special assembly
Semi-finalists not recorded in official life saving results
Woy Woy beaten in 'most exciting' rugby union match
PCYC boxers win medals in Warsaw
Both parties promise new netball clubhouse
Two flags for Ettalong women bowlers
Floorball women are national champions
Women's soccer teams leave opponents pointless
Joshua wins nine medals at Arafura Games
Long-time member wins first major singles title
Surf club holds Nipper presentations
Favourites defeated in bowls singles championship
Swans to hold Pink Socks Day

Both parties promise new netball clubhouse

Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association president Ms Lisa Coakley says that, regardless of which major party wins the federal election on May 18, the association looks like it will have the money it needs to rebuild its old clubhouse.

Both the Labor candidate for Robertson Ms Anne Charlton and the sitting Liberal Member Ms Lucy Wicks have promised $1.4 million to the project.

Ms Charlton made her announcement on the Friday and Ms Wicks on the Saturday.

"Both were so gracious in their remarks, both said that regardless of who wins, the association will get what it needs,'' Ms Coakley said.

"I want to thank them both."

The club based at the Lemongrove netball courts has been fighting for years to upgrade facilities which have no disability access or disability facilities.

"We are an all-inclusive sport but we haven't been able to provide that,'' Ms Coakley said.

"The club house is two storeys and has 30 steps to walk up - impossible for elderly people or injured players.

"We have to set up the physio in a tent near the toilets but if the wind blows or it rains, that doesn't work.

"The new building will be all on one level and we'll have a physio room, amenities for the disabled and finally we'll have some storage space.''

Ms Coakley said the club had an architect draw up plans three years ago and they have sat down with council to get approval but since then they have been trying to get funding.

"There is no shade down there, so this will protect people as well,'' she said.

The club runs regular netball competition on the 14 courts and plans to grow.

Ms Coakley said after the twilight season, which starts after Christmas, the club will next year feature "fast five" netball and "walk-up netball" for people who can't run - an older age group who can walk and pass the ball.

It is also looking at a men's competition.

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