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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

Expensive roundabout will cause delays

When I first read about council's plan for a roundabout at the Maitland Bay Dve and Picnic Pde intersection, I thought: What a waste of money!

Now that more information has become available, we can all see just how this is to be wasted.

My first question would be: How can council have an estimated cost of $7M when they don't have a design?

Clever lads on our council or do they have a crystal ball?

My biggest concern however is: Who will benefit from its construction?

We are informed that 19,000 vehicles use the intersection per day.

We have not been given a breakdown of where those cars are coming from and going to.

I would be prepared to bet that the vast majority in the morning are coming from the Rip Bridge proceeding to Woy Woy and beyond and in the evening are going back over the bridge.

At present, these motorists have an uninterrupted run.

The big winners will be those turning right from Picnic Parade to go over the bridge.

But how many cars are actually doing this in peak hour?

Is it only a few hundred or more.

During the day any delay is only for a few seconds.

In the evening, when the residents of Ettalong are returning home they just make a left turn.

This could be simplified by the addition of a left turning lane which could easily be achieved if the light pole was re-located.

I believe that if/when constructed every user of the roundabout will be affected, while at present it is only a small minority.





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