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Collapse Issue 484 - 09 Dec 2019Issue 484 - 09 Dec 2019
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Groups come together for Bouddi emergency plan
Study about relocating koalas to Pearl Beach
Tree group wins regional environmental award
Furniture truck believed to have cause power cut
Community hall to receive $66,000 upgrade
Clifford St villa development approved
Umina CWA delivers presents to Blayney women
Bouddi Bushcare wins State prize
Stolen elf needed for Christmas fund-raiser
Hawke Head Dr is finally sealed
Workshop about keeping chickens
Roadworks to be completed over next five years
Amalgamation report adopted without debate
Tip receives 'unlimited' e-waste
Councillors to have nine-week break
Council services limited over Christmas period
Council still to receive final quarter figures
Marquart calls climate action councillors 'hypocritical'
Free children's activities
Annual handbag donation
Rotary clubs hold first joint meeting
Rotarians witness expansion Uganda program
Local Member holds youth forum
Free kayaking tours
Tesch experiences Dunecare voluntary work
Pharmacist describes industry changes
Santa pictures with a Umina flavour
Business Concierge service piloted in Woy Woy
Gift drive for Coast Shelter
Pet store mounts drought relief collection for Christmas
Annual wishing tree appeal
Uniting Church holds early Christmas service
History book still available
Welcoming to non-heterosexuals
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Explanation needed for boatshed demolition
Expensive roundabout will cause delays
What is parking space shortfall across the Peninsula?
Thanks for making a difference
Councillors should roll up their sleeves and make it work
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Teachers check in on new hospital employee
Chicken eggs hatch at Woy Woy village
Photos used to facilitate communication
Lunch supported by disability services provider
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Tributes paid following death of John Hickey
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Two locals win Bouddi Foundation awards
Troubadour ends year with Hawaiian theme party
Artists take reins of annual Killcare art show
Artist raises money for eye care
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Campus offers beach volleyball as a sport
Plaque honours memory of school rooster
Hair accessories to match school uniform
Students create ceramics garden
School launches dance program
Weather shed transformed by indigenous mural
Schools vie for Christmas tree award
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Men's champion goes on to win district title
Paul is Masters Athlete of the Year
Pool visits top 491,000 a year
Rugby club pays visit to Tongan college
Southern Spirit women defeat Warnervale Whites
Surf club members named for interbranch team
Umina Eagles women hope to contest Premier League

What is parking space shortfall across the Peninsula?

Greenies and "the great unwashed" will be familiar with the fake practice of "bio-diversity off-setting".

The report in edition 483 (BP station could become 7-Eleven store) raises the interesting question: How many fake practices are there in the development application assessment process?

The well-known practice identified in this case has received regular public comment, however has failed to receive a name.

I refer to the all-too-common shortfall in parking space provision.

I believe the description used by Peninsula News staff should be "infrastructure shortfall' or "infrastructure trade-offs" with the term also applying to other identified fake practices in the assessment process.

This leads into the obvious question: What is the total shortfall in car parking spaces on the Peninsula due to infrastructure trade-off?

Is the Central Coast Council CEO prepared to provide this information?

I suspect that the practice will continue, supported by council's planners well into the future.

It's a bonus for the applicant and an undeclared conflict of interest for council's planners.

Basix certification is another trade-off, identified to councillors and council staff at a Peninsula development site meeting.

The ultimate contradiction is when planners' interests come into conflict with planning instruments and are in play with every development application assessment.

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