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Collapse Issue 478 - 16 Sep 2019Issue 478 - 16 Sep 2019
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Clydesdale horses visit aged care facility
Urban spatial plan goes on public exhibition
Testing 'stopped' of water blamed for pelican deaths
Only six Peninsula bike paths in list of 142
Peter Bagnall steps down as surf club president
Bushwalking family rescued after night outdoors
Electorate's community projects are on the Peninsula
Cafe owner asks for removal of conditions
Call for disability facilities in playground upgrades
Drifting yacht recoverd by RMS
Proposal for two-storey gym at Club Umina
Councillors differ on local planning panels
Umina skate park design report released
Three two-storey townhouse development replicated
Applications to demolish homes and erect townhouses
Short-term accommodation approved
Two homes to be replaced by double-storey building
Manufactured home approved under delegation
Council to set sports fields charges
Water restrictions being considered
Mayor and deputy mayor to face election
Program of events for 90th anniversary
Celebratory event has boutique wine and gourmet food
Girl Guides to celebrate 70 years
Ethan is organiser of school strike
Matthew Calbert is named Young Volunteer of the Year
CWA branch receives recognition statement
New Rotary club receives its charter
Men's Shed holds its Spring garage sale
Dog event raises $5000 for Guide Dogs
Nine trees planted in Springwood St
CWA branch has morning tea with youth service
Church holds service of appreciation
Rotary to use grant for aged care equipment
Rotary club hears about PCYC
Sites sign up for garage sale trail
Tree removal threatens local beauty
Thanks for rescuing me
The Great Uneducated?
Alleviation works fail to address flooding problem
Brenda receives her OAM for stroke awareness
Finalist in business awards
Hospital staff take colourful approach to Stroke Week
Surf club takes on RUOK Day message
Scuba diving offered as physical therapy
Surgeon accredited to use laser for haemorrhoids
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Bouddi arts trail over long weekend
Jazz, roots and blues singers at folk club
New musical is 'proof of concept'
Exhibition to launch Coastal Twist Festival
MP supports Rainbow Windows competition
Artisan market at Woy Woy
Umina resident helps organise women's jazz festival
Students use 3D printer
College welcomes new Umina principal
First excursion for kindergarten students
Keearn makes national Oztag team
Goalball teams play in State championships
Logs have 'mysteriously disappeared'
Annabelle's success continues
Teacher honoured with Education Week award
Pretty Beach staff members honoured
Students raise $1000 in backpack challenge
Superheroes in parade
Students take part in Cultural Continuum excursion
Working bee results in new look garden beds
College students and staff visit Empire Bay
Students raise funds for Legacy
Students show off cooking skills
Students paint with light
Brainstorming ways to make learning more innovative
Jemma takes gold in canoe world championships
Umina crown NSW Surf Life Saving Club of the Year
Southern and Ettalong United defeated by Gosford City
Bailey makes finals of Ironman trials
Three boxers succeed at Queensland Golden Gloves
Asha to compete in dirt track titles
Women's Seven team hang up their boots
Roosters under-10 team undefeated in five years
Club offers free training in return for work
Rugby Union presentations

Alleviation works fail to address flooding problem

Council's Peninsula flooding and drainage alleviation works were tested on August 29-31 and failed to address the problem.

My solace is in the consultant's report to Gosford City Council in 1990.

It commented on future drainage, investigating the backwater influence of high downstream water levels on the flow capacity of selected drainage systems, and determining the works necessary to enable each system to cater for the 1 in 100 AEP peak flows.

Problems with flooding and drainage have increased due to, poor planning, over development, infrastructure neglect, climate change, increasing storm events, reduced open space and non-compliance.

Areas of the Peninsula should be rezoned as low density, single level/open space, residential development for adaptation to flooding.

Both Gosford and Central Coast Council have had almost 40 years to solve the Peninsula's flooding and drainage problems.

This is a more than reasonable period to conduct engineering and other works to determine the success of agreed experiments.

It's time for a review of the process and to rethink problem solving.

The Joint Regional Planning Panel that approved the Hillview St aged care facility believed council officer's present who claimed that flooding was not an issue.

Flooding is an issue and will reduce the expected life term of the proposed development.

How many other proposed/approved developments on the Peninsula already have a reduced life term of the development?

Is the Woy Woy Sporties development a case study to be repeatedly ignored in the future to satisfy development proponents?

Will the Council continue to use outdated practices well into the future, when new practices should be embraced?

Land use zoning is a major fault.

Who will be responsible for determining and calculating lost costs associated with each development?

Mediation and submissions have failed.

Public activism is now my choice of action, or my action of choice.

For those similarly minded, the big day is September 20, the "get off the couch" day.

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