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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Outdated Council engineering symptom of failed merger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

Contribution of outgoing president acknowledged

Members of the Wagstaffe-Killcare Community Association have acknowledged the eight-year contribution of outgoing president Ms Peta Colebatch.

Ms Colebatch recently stepped down, with Mr Mike Allsop taking on the role as president.

"Peta would be the first to acknowledge that the visible and not so visible symbols of achievement for the Association are always a team effort by the committee and volunteers," said member Ms Gaye Follington in the Association's newsletter.

"In the eight years that Peta was president community assets have grown and our community continues to value and protect our natural scenic assets of bush, beach and bay.

"With Peta at the wheel, some of the visible installations the Association has funded are the children's enclosure and dinosaur at the tennis court, the soccer net and the fitness equipment at Turo Park and on the green near the surf club, the two seats dedicated to Gwen Perrie and Richard Harper on the Dog Track and to Tom Jackson at the hall, the swing set at the Stanley St Park, and the carved poles positioned near the ferry.

"The wonderful whale tables followed.

"Peta hosted the community party put on by the Association following the fire at Pretty Beach in October 2012, to thank the local firemen who, with brigades from other places, controlled the fire before major damage was done.

""Peta liaised with the Killcare-Wagstaffe Fire Service, Killcare Surf Club and Pretty Beach Public School and these organisations benefited by collections on Australia Day at Wagstaffe which Peta helped organise for the last two years.

"The Wagstaffe Hall, originally built by volunteers, is managed by the hall convenor supported by Association committee, overseeing regular and special event bookings.

"Big community events are the Australia Day Breakfast and Jazz Picnic, the Easter Trash and Treasure collection and an art show.

"Behind the scenes there is always a lot of work building bridges within and outside the community, lobbying Council, and government departments and Peta was tireless with her lobbying.

"She met with many Council officers and managed to make things happen.

"She persisted until the ferry made two return trips a day from Ettalong and she initiated the motion to bring community groups, Council and the NSW Government to the table to determine the best way forward to reinstate the ferry to Palm Beach when the channel became impassable.

"Mike Allsop, our new president, is now chair of that committee.

"There are still several ongoing projects on the table including obtaining better mobile phone coverage, liaising with Council and designers regarding Hardy's Bay Foreshore improvements, convincing National Parks we need restoration works at the Half Tides Rock track, and improving the Turo Park extension, all of which Peta has had a hand in."

Ms Follington thanked Ms Colebatch for her "tenacious and untiring efforts to keep a positive momentum to achieve what has been achieved, often against bureaucratic odds, and for simple things like starting meetings right on time and keeping them moving and for just being an excellent chairperson".

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