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Collapse Issue 475 - 05 Aug 2019Issue 475 - 05 Aug 2019
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Service NSW opens shop in Woy Woy
Pollutant trap installation delayed by asbestos find
Environment groups call for ban on polystyrene filling
Patonga hotel sold for a second time in 12 months
'Planned retreat' not understood, says residents' group
Efforts to have Half Tide Rocks walking track restored
Council adopts flying fox management strategy
Council defers consideration of draft consolidated plan
Country club seeks permission to build covered area
Government 'too slow' with roadworks, says Chamber
Gabby Greyem honoured with Paul Harris Fellowship
Ettalong businesses asked to join in Red Carpet Day
Peninsula to host Mardi Gras in October
Chamber seeks sponsors for Oyster Festival
Volunteers help with planting on National Tree Day
Community group opposes 5G proposal for Empire Bay
Contribution of outgoing president acknowledged
Association pays respects to former member
Euchre club donates to school
More than 200 people attend Naidoc celebration
Collection bin installed for animal rescue
New exchange student for Rotary club
Pearl producer expands into Hawkesbury River
Outdated Council engineering symptom of failed merger
Where have ducklings gone?
The future
Roads not keeping pace with population increase
Will councillors join our fight for our community?
Pharmacy introduces medication packing robot
Anniversaries celebrated
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Little Theatre opens third play for the year
Choir to raise funds for brain cancer
Interest sought in folk music group
Contribution to folk music recognised with award
Umina artist features in internet video
Support wanted for charity ball
Trio brings Scottish music to Woy Woy
Art competition held this month
Sophie wins scholarship for ANU
Kindergarten students celebrate 100 days
Mental health program for Year 9 students
Selected for Central Coast school showcase
Improvements made over school holidays
Make-over for library garden
Students graduate from Top Blokes program
School competes for garden set
Staff learn about effects of video games
Woy Woy suffers 133-nil rugby union defeat
Southern and Ettalong United pull further ahead
Peninsula Ducks seek softball players
Stridsman wins women's Thailand Open
Annabelle sells sweets to compete in Global Games
Surf club completes IRB competition with medals
Roberts wins third consecutive bowls singles title
Soccer club raises money for new clubhouse
Goodman retains record in super bantamweight
Basketball back at leisure centre
Charity bowlers raise $650
Ken wins first major singles title
League champion soccer teams
Thirsty Thursday bowls group celebrates

Pollutant trap installation delayed by asbestos find

The installation of a new stormwater gross pollutant trap in Trafalgar Ave, Umina Beach, has been delayed after the discovery of asbestos containing material at the site.

Central Coast Council has commenced asbestos remediation works and engaged licensed asbestos removal contractor, with work expected to be completed by August 9.

Council unit manager Mr Luke Sulkowski said work on the installation was stopped immediately after bonded pieces of asbestos were discovered during excavation.

"Expert advice was sought to test the soil to determine the amount of contamination and if any small fibres were present," Mr Sulkowski said.

"Our licenced contractors are now removing the contaminated soil, as per legislative requirements, and have been conducting on-going air monitoring throughout the removal process.

"The first two days of air quality monitoring reported that concentrations were consistent with normal background levels and normal construction processes will resume once the asbestos contaminated material is removed from site."

The installation of the new trap will reduce litter entering the beach and waterway downstream.

It will be cleaned by a large suction truck on a recurrent schedule.

Mr Sulkowski said that community members can play a role in reducing the impact of litter on local beaches and waterways.

"It's up to all of us to ensure less litter makes it to the stormwater in the first place - putting rubbish in the bin or taking it with you is the best way to keep our waterways clear," he said.

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