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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
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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
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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
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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
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Swans to hold Pink Socks Day

Councillors inspect Farnell Rd site

Mayor Cr Jane Smith and four councillors, Chris Burke, Chris Holstein, Richard Mehrtens and Jeff Sundstrom, attended a site inspection on Thursday, May 9, of the unit and townhouse development proposed for Blackwall and Farnell Rds, Woy Woy.

Crs Holstein and Mehrten are two of three ward councillors for the area.

The third, Cr Troy Marquart, did not attend.

Waiting in the street with placards and concerns were more than 20 residents of the street or of the peninsula.

The councillors were briefed by council staff and then heard from the residents of their concerns about the three storey development.

Community Group Save Our Woy Woy has been fighting the proposal on the grounds of it being an over-development.

The proposal went to the April 29 council meeting with staff recommending approval for the 27 units and seven townhouses to be built over five blocks of land on the corner of Farnell and Blackwall Rds, Woy Woy.

The councillors voted to defer a decision pending a site visit.

Residents say the $11 million proposal would overshadow many of the single storey homes in the street and exceeds planning guidelines for height, floor space ratio and setbacks as well as some units failing to comply with solar access and the communal open space policies.

Residents are also concerned by garbage pick-up, parking, light pollution, loss of privacy and infrastructure issues such as stormwater drainage.

The proposal is again on the council agenda for a decision at tonight's May 13 council meeting.

Save our Woy Woy spokesman Mr Harvey McDougall said the Mayor, the councillors and Council Planning Director Scott Cox listened attentively to the concerns of the residents.

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