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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

Stop outrageous boarding house development

There is currently a development application for an 11 unit-room boarding house at 454 Ocean Beach Rd, Umina.

All Umina residents I know are vehemently opposed to the proposal.

A little known fact is when criminals are released from prison if they have nowhere to go they often are relocated to boarding houses because of the cheap accommodation.

Developers tried to build a similar boarding house at Ettalong where residents strenuously objected and successfully prevented it being built.

The homeless people gathering at Woy Woy are a sad blight on the area with drunkenness, fighting and foul language common.

The people of Umina don't want to see this beautiful beachside suburb turned into a slum area of the future.

This development is opposite the CWA Hall where senior citizens regularly congregate.

It is near Umina Beach Public School and numerous children walk to school, sometimes unsupervised.

It is a long way from Woy Woy railway station and is nowhere near a ready employment hub.

There is enough pressure on public transport now.

There are 11 units, self-contained, with no apparent stipulation of the numbers of people allowed in each unit, as well as a minimum of one manager on duty at all times.

The boarding house will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Smoking is strictly prohibited within the internal parts of the premises, including all rooms, bathrooms and common areas, meaning of course nicotine-addicted residents of the boarding house will gather outside on Ocean Beach Rd smoking.

In light of the sheer weight of numbers of Umina residents opposing this development, I look to our council officers and our elected council representatives to act responsibly and stop this outrageous development in a residential area.

Please do not destroy the natural ambience of Umina with inappropriate developments like this.

I caution if this development is allowed, other similar applications will follow.

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