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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
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Outdated Council engineering symptom of failed merger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?
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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
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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
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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

Government 'too slow' with roadworks, says Chamber

The State Government is moving too slowly to deliver $35 million in promised roadworks on the Peninsula, according to the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales said the chamber had identified numerous problem roads which desperately needed upgrades, but only one, the intersection of Maitland Bay Dr and Picnic Parade at Ettalong Beach, had started.

The Dunban Rd and Ocean Beach Rd intersection at Woy Woy was still waiting for action, he said.

Mr Wales said the $470,000 design contract had been let for this project but it would still be six to 12 months before any physical work started on site.

"The promise by the NSW State Government to upgrade the intersection came about after strong pressure from the Peninsula Chamber during the 2017 Gosford by-election," Mr Wales said.

"The commitment was made after the State Government pulled any further funding from the Woy Woy Rail Underpass after the project costs blew out to over $100m," he said.

"The Chamber identified several key intersections which the State Government agreed to fund as part of a $35 million Peninsula roads package.

"The package included the Dunban Rd-Ocean Beach Rd intersection and safety improvements to Blackwall Rd and Woy Woy Rd.

"However, the Chamber remains concerned that none of these projects are yet to be delivered, with only the Maitland Bay Rd intersection in design phase."

Mr Wales said traffic from Kincumber and MacMasters Beach and surrounding areas to Woy Woy railway station and the M1 Motorway had increased.

"This is placing enormous pressure on our local road systems and increasing the safety risk at key intersections," he said.

"The Chamber is calling on the State Government to ramp up its efforts to get these projects underway and shorten the design-to-construction periods before these projects rollover into yet another election cycle," Mr Wales said.

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