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Collapse Issue 481 - 28 Oct 2019Issue 481 - 28 Oct 2019
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
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

Council meeting proposed to answer resident questions

Cr Kyle MacGregor has proposed a meeting of councillors on the Peninsula before the next council elections, consisting of questions from the audience.

He is hoping ward councillors will agree with his suggestion which will be debated at tonight's council meeting.

The meetings would be chaired by the mayor or deputy and council staff would not be required to attend.

The next council elections will be held in September 2020.

"Local Government is the form of government closest to the people and what better way to have people tell us what they want and hear from us about what we are doing for them in our community then to have direct engagement through question and answer style town hall meetings," Cr MacGregor said.

"I believe in the concept of maximum democracy in local government, where local people have a real and genuine say in how their elected council operates and the development of the character and nature of their local communities."

The meeting would be held in an accessible public location that did not require a fee to participate or to attend to view the proceedings.

The only council resources allocated would be those required to operate audio equipment and meeting support and basic refreshments.

Cr MacGregor said local input was important in shaping the economic, social and planning framework for the region and developing a holistic approach which truly reflected the hopes and ambitions of people on the Central Coast.

"Councillors shouldn't be afraid to engage with the public in this kind of setting.

"I see it as being extremely important for people to be able to directly engage with their councillors, council as an organisation and government in general."

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