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New Woy Woy wharf plans announced
Bowling club celebrates Kitty's birthday
Plans for new Umina Mall 'shovel-ready', says owner
Month-long consultation about Woy Woy
Man dies following head-on crash
Workshop about planning for emergencies
Secure housing found for homeless people
Work begins on Hillview St nursing home
Proposal submitted for oval facilities
Council meeting proposed to answer resident questions
Proposal for four townhouses in Allfield Rd
Five townhouses approved under delegation
Council staff urge refusal of four-storey development
Amended fence plans approved for Wards Hill Rd
Construction certificate issued for group home
Vietname Vets receive support grant
New seismic testing film to be screened at Everglades
CWA branch visits guide dogs centre
Man charged over armed robberies
Awards for pride of workmanship
New aged care activity
Vintage craft picnic
Hospital staff dress colourfully
Mobile farm visits Umina
Pensioners may benefit from free solar power
Business wins travel industry award
Business award for outstanding employer
Food pick-up available through online app
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Thanks for the coverage
Place phone tower in car park
Skill shortage remains a joke
Any reason for having to dredge of Lobster Beach?
The costs of dredging
Mallard ducks have disappeared
Let's have reasoned debate, not unsubstantiated slurs
A glimpse of the future
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Woy Woy student helps children's hospital
Hospital delivers produce boxes
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Blues festival accessible only by water
Marion crowned Reciter of the Year
Free open air screening
Backyard concert will feature American singer
Play tells of East German survival
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Two students among top three writers
Student leaders deliver care packs
Donations of toiletries wanted
Olympian meets with sports students
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First victory for women's cricket team
Bailey wins medals in bowls championships
Pelicans win medals in State championships
Men's pairs champions
Swimming club recognises life members with plaque
Surf club members meet Prince Edward
Southern Spirit struggles after strong start
Junior futsal starts
Free training for disabled surfer volunteers
Peninsula Ducks start softball season

Any reason for having to dredge of Lobster Beach?

"Dredging of Lobster Beach next" (Peninsula News, October 14.) - Several things concern me about this proposal, the first being any reason for having to dredge off Lobster Beach.

One would think that dredging completed to the north would open a passage for extra water flow not only for boats but also for natural sediment transfer and thus clearing the "channel ".

Aerial photos show a narrow channel and a deep drop of adjacent to Box Head due south of Lobster Beach - Ideal seabed design for transfer of sand, erosion of the seabed.

Secondly, residents will have noticed massive dune and beach erosion at the south end of Umina Beach in early October.

This erosion event removed upward of 800 cubic meters of sand after a day of drizzle and a night of storm rain, not unusual of itself but locals were heard to remark that they had "never seen it like this before".

Days before this event, kiddies were seen driving a four wheel drive vehicle onto the beach at the Berrima Cres carpark.

Now it is a two meter high sand cliff.

Where does this sand and sand from all the other street drains that continually erode the beaches go?

Council has placed picture boards describing continual coastal sand movement from the south (Umina) to the north (Ettalong ).

Is continual dredging environmentally or financially sustainable?

What happens when the entire sandplain is fully overdeveloped and paved ?

Why is there no noise from the Peninsula Waterways Committee other than to act as a cheer squad for dredgers?

Recharge of aquifers with storm water is common practice in other places. The Chinese have elevated ground water recharge to an art form.

Our council has all the workings to clean, store and pump ground water into its water mains at its Woy Woy depot. Am I missing something?

Should the Waterways Committee resign or be sacked.?

Has council an engineer qualified to make recommendations on coastal processes and erosion?

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