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Council to receive confidential report about Umina Mall
Save Our Woy Woy criticises local planning panel move
Peninsula's endangered bushland 'of importance'
Grandfather riled by slow reponse to asbestos on beach
Two gardens featured in open gardens scheme
Strom talk to become annual event
Application for single-story multi-dwelling development
House on hillside approved at Pretty Beach
Arboretum celebrates 43rd birthday
Hope to reintroduce koalas to Pearl Beach
Council declares 'climate emergency'
No balloons at council events
Umina supermarket offers 'quiet hour'
Proposed gym complies with planning guidelines
Community asked to forget it had seen parking plans
Tourism officer signs up as open space champion
Council herbicide motion to go to conference
Answer to councillor gives no further detail on skate park
Marquart calls motion supporters 'the great unwashed'
Vietnam veterans attend war memorial
Development approvals
Drag queen bingo night
Mingaletta presents certificate of appreciation
Mary Mac's Place receives more than $5000
Schools open for Education Week
Fire brigade helps locals prepare for fire season
Bays' bus shelter vandalised
Film screening for Ugandan women
Donation to Mary Mac's
Police Paddle to start from Ettalong
Umina CWA holds garage sale for Awareness Week
Concert band performs for aged care residents
Break-ins reported
Worm farm donated to nursing home
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Where is the replanting of trees?
We have have to breathe life into the area
Unless development changes, heat trend will continue
Run down in the carpark
Vietnam veterans leading by example
State Member working for us
I do miss the duck
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Hospital auxiliary donates equipment for wound care
Raising funds for research into genetic disease
Young authentic and social hangout at Ettalong
Lost bird project to aid mental health
Paper planes donated for mental health awareness
Doctor honoured for service
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Foundation to award $42,000 of arts grants
Memorial hall filled to capacity for farewell
Art show success at The Bays
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Students participate in mock council
Raising funds for specialty high school
Performances at primary schools
Formal wear thrift shop
HSC information night
Students make prosthetic legs
Junior Master Chef competition
Administration team celebrated
Science fair displays cover range of topics
Umina performs at school showcase
Staff members pick up awards
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Ettalong wins women's soccer semi-final
Proposal to merge touch associations
McEvoy Oval secured for pre-season Little Aths
Women's rugby union team move to preliminary final
Bradman Best debuts with Knights
Tristan chosen for baseball training camp
Lions hold annual yabby race
Club raises more than $10,000
Charity bowls attracts 24 bowlers
Baseball registration open
Trial day for softball
Surf clubs prepare for season
Netball celebration for end of season
Athletes return from cross country championships
Touch football player selected
Soccer trophies presented
Bowling club president re-elected

Arboretum celebrates 43rd birthday

The Crommelin Native Arboretum at Pearl Beach celebrated its 43rd birthday on Sunday, August 18, with a barbecue.

Mayor Cr Jane Smith was one of two guest speakers introduced by president Mrs Ros Sumner.

Mayor Smith said the protection of such a special place was such an achievement and was important for a number of reasons including environmentally, socially and the need to keep such places in the face of the pressure of population growth.

She said volunteering helped to build a sense of community.

She said Central Coast Council was taking action to help keep the natural environment, including the new tree chapter in the development control plan, the Greener Places Policy and the draft landcare strategy that was currently out on public exhibition.

"I strongly urge you to look at it,'' she said.

She also suggesting arboretum volunteers might want to become Coastal Open Space System champions - COSS Champions."

Ms Sumner said: "Today we celebrate 43 years of continuous involvement of volunteers managing and maintaining this very special area of old native forest on behalf of the Central Coast Council, so a special thanks to this wonderful group of people.

"Over 10 years ago, an additional area of land - the Wildlife Corridor - was added to the arboretum to provide a link for fauna with the adjacent National Park.

"We have planted local indigenous trees which are now quite well established. This growth has allowed us to add under canopy including a flowering shrub area.

"We have been able to continue this long period of management because of a bequest which has to date allowed us to rely on earnings to pay for our running costs.

"The support of the Mayor and staff of the new Central Coast Council has also been of great assistance."

The original 5.5 hectare arboretum was set aside by the former Gosford council in 1976 at the request of Pearl Beach Progress Association and is maintained on a voluntary basis by arboretum and community members.

It is named after Ms Minard Fannie Crommelin who gave her property near the arboretum to the University of Sydney and is now the Crommelin Biological Research Station.

Ms Crommelin was instrumental in preserving bushland that surrounds Pearl Beach and worked to establish Warrah Sanctuary - which later became part of Brisbane Water National Park.

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