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Collapse Issue 485 - 23 Dec 2019Issue 485 - 23 Dec 2019
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Proposal to divert dredging funds
Proposal for nine flats approved without debate
National Park closed due to bushfire danger
High risk fishing locations identified
Crouch appointed Secretary for the Central Coast
Surfer breaks leg at Umina Beach
Yacht runs aground in smoke haze
Conservation group donates trees to Peninsula
Woman's 100th birthday celebration attracts 120
Koala project group has first meeting
Water quality good around the Peninsula, says council
Money for Killcare roadworks
Men's Shed seeks approval for larger workshop
Council defers adoption of consolidated planning
Hall improvements in time for centenary celebrations
Holstein calls for discussion about water restrictions
Acknowledged as a 'hidden treasure'
Aboriginal engagement day at PCYC
Christmas lights competition winners announced
Seaside Cinema at Killcare
Bushfire donations raised at nursing home
New Year's Eve events to support bushfire victims
Christmas lunch for Mary Mac's volunteers
Life saving president speaks to Rotary club
Rotary sells 275 Christmas trees in Woy Woy
Christmas Eve carols
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We have painted ourselves into a corner
Corrupt process too often means no community loyalty
Non-compliance is to the benefit of the developer only
Lack of understanding of roundabout problem
Beyond the tipping point
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Nurse recognised in State awards
Bowling club raises $4000 for research
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Day trip to Archibald Prize exhibition
Art by the Sea becomes Five Lands Exhibition
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Five named in HSC Merits List
Students build bookshelves from flat-packs
Students to restore remnant native bushland
Ethics teachers wanted for Kindergarten
'Better way' for transition to retirement
Staff changes at Woy Woy campus
Ag students visit Forbes
Student given phone for good attendance
Responses to letters to Santa
Students take part in multicultural games
Students visit science circus
College wins zone sports day
Large hampers donated for bushfire relief
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Peninsula wins two touch titles
PCYC boxers win their divisions
Local surfers compete at interbranch championships
Jemma Smith competes for State
Boardriders seek children for Grommets program
Killcare surf club members qualify
Smith wins silver in ocean paddling
New coach at soccer club
Ocean Beach compete at surf boat carnival
Southern Spirit lose first innings in round 12
Patron's Graded Pairs
Two are named Bowler of the Year
Five kilometre run on Christmas Day
Umina bowler of the year
Southern Spirit holds pink stumps day
Everglades Men win mid-week triples
Soccer club seeks volunteers

Koala project group has first meeting

The first meeting for the Pearl Beach Koala Project was held last week at the Crommelin Native Arboretum at Pearl Beach.

Arboretum vice president Ms Ann Parsons said the project would investigate translocating koalas to the Pearl Beach area.

"Control of foxes, wild dogs and feral cats was highlighted as an issue that needs to be addressed before koalas can be released into the area," she said.

"There have been recent sightings of foxes in the area.

"Also, for the project to successful, dog owners need to be aware that the arboretum and Brisbane Water National Park are a no dog area."

Ms Parsons said the arboretum committee had met with Council staff and would meet with National Parks rangers in January to look at ways to control foxes.

"A survey will need to be done to ensure koalas are not already in the area before translocation can take place," she said.

"Numerous options for surveying the less accessible areas were discussed in combination with having the community take part in surveying the easily accessible areas.

"Community involvement is an important part of the project to ensure its success," she said.

The community meeting held last week was attended by Pearl Beach Progress Association vice-president Mr Malcolm Davison, University of Sydney Associate Professor Mathew Crowther, Patonga Progress Association representative Mr Peter Welch, conservationist Mr Jake Cassar and members of the Patonga and Pearl Beach communities.

The Crommelin Native Arboretum was represented by honorary ecologist Mr Robert Payne, president Ms Victoria Crawford and secretary Ms Mary Knaggs, as well as Ms Parsons.





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