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Collapse Issue 481 - 28 Oct 2019Issue 481 - 28 Oct 2019
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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
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
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
Two students among top three writers
Student leaders deliver care packs
Donations of toiletries wanted
Olympian meets with sports students
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

The costs of dredging

What is the cost to navigate the Ettalong Channel and swim at Ocean Beach?

I expect there is jubilation within the ranks of those who use the Ettalong Channel and Ocean Beach, as use thereof appears to be assured at least for the short term.

It is obvious technical management of the channel and coastline has changed, possibly forever.

Missing from Mike Allsop's report (edition 480) is the unavoidable matter of costs, past, present and future.

The matter that has consumed time over decades has failed to be of importance to Mr Allsop.

This information is vital as we will need to address coastal erosion and channel navigation into the future.

Management of both these issues will require permanent funding at both State and Local Government levels.

Both these issues appear solved at the moment.

However, ongoing coastal processes will determine the success of newly-adopted remedial actions.

It will certainly be an interesting area when the next serious weather event strikes the coastline.

Mr Allsop may be a very interested onlooker in the event.

I now visit Ocean Beach to observe coastal erosion.

This did not happen until recent times, an indication of a changing environment easily monitored by all residents.

Change is closer than you think.

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