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Collapse Issue 470 - 27 May 2019Issue 470 - 27 May 2019
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Ward councillors vote for Farnell Rd approval
Nursing home receives visit from alpaca
Application for five-storey 83-room hotel in Ettalong
Two-storey 'boutique' boarding house proposed
Sand artistry at Kiddies' Corner
Better shopping centre access to George St
Hotel proposal draws comment before exhibition period
Democracy has failed, says residents' group founder
Council staff at odds over street tree planting
Chamber receives $30,000 to promote local business
Council staff recommend rate rise
Matting installed to provide wheelchair beach access
Volunteers wanted to water street trees
Wicks returned for third term
An honour to be returned, says Wicks
Tesch urges support for on-demand bus service
Donation to Men's Shed
CWA branch president speaks on radio
CWA celebrates Mothers' Day with scones
CWA branch shows second fastest growth in NSW
Scouts donate to community garden
Hospital supports employee cycling for cancer cure
Lions club holds tea cosy expo
Parenting program at community centre
Strom Talk for World Environment Day
It takes a village ...
Sandplain lends itself to different drainage solution
Universities drive up house and rent prices
Stop outrageous boarding house development
Nasty mood at pre-poll booth
Metres of plastic propaganda is unacceptable
Demerit points are gained, not lost
Declare property portfolios and conflicts of interest
Climate action does not have much council commitment
Morning tea attracts 250 people
Aged care facility receives accreditation
New barbecue and dining area opened
Women urged to take advantage of BreastScreen van
Chinese dance treat
Exemplary staff receive awards
New nurse educator starts
Volunteering for 76 years
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Jordan Richardson named as Archibald finalist
Artisan show planned for Wagstaffe hall
Literary lunch attracts 120
Bush poet speaks at Rotary club
Author talk at Woy Woy library
'Inconsiderate' parents endanger school children
Drama students perform Harry Potter
Request to not visit skate park before school
Ag students attend Beef Week at Wingham
Third in Woy Woy Cup competition
Rugby 7s gala
Nathan wins $50 for remembering pi
Campus contributes to Adopt a Farmer
Woy Woy South to get new roofing
Sensory garden benefits from planting
Peninsula students dominate touch football selection
Lions women retain top spot on soccer ladder
Ettalong venue for Senior Sides championships
Anja returns from Spain with silver medal
Fight night raises funds for PCYC programs
Umina in 11th place
Jemma Smith part of medal-winning contingent
Woy Woy's best performance despite defeat
Woy Woy does well in pennant competition
Margaret Smith narrowly defeated in grand final
Former Bunnies player signs with Melbourne Storm
Umina bowling club champion
Donations to children in Zambia
Umina United to celebrate 40th birthday
Young life savers attend Collaroy workshop

Climate action does not have much council commitment

Discussion on council climate change policy began in March last year.

After attending the council meeting May 13, I now believe the policy, which has not been adopted, would have a maximum success rate of 20 per cent, drawn out to 2050.

Despite assurances by council staff at the community meeting held at Ettalong, climate change action does not have a whole lot of council commitment.

It will take many years for complete acceptance amongst the council's ranks.

Government climate change action may be a reality during the next term of Council.

This is many meetings into the future with no guarantees.

The council meeting on May 13 was highlighted by the many concessions allowed to provide support and approval of development applications.

One of those approved was on the Peninsula.

Council staff and councillors are daft believing the community accept it is possible to completely answer a range of concerns within 24 hours when the same issues were not addressed in 12 months of assessment.

The good news is we can now expect the same speedy attention to environmental issues on the Peninsula.

Remember the site inspection by council staff and councillors at 2pm on May 9 at Farnell Rd Woy Woy, and the approval by councillors on May 13 with all the public's grievances ignored without any details being provided at the council meeting/

How many years will it take to breakdown this entrenched corporate culture?

What is the increasing cost per day to continue with the "open to business" strategy?

Residents must expect rate and levy increases to address climate change actions.

It is inevitable.

Prepare in advance.

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