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20 Jan 2020
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Umina power blackout on 43 degree day
Council approves plans for IOOF housing site
Australia Day celebrations to be held at Woy Woy
'Business as usual' despite factory fire
'We're not guilty,' says aged care provider
Busy day for Marine Rescue
Ettalong to get a spruce-up
Fire at Woy Woy tip took 90 minutes to locate
Call for more council funding for free open-air film nights
New proposal submitted for six-storey development
Hardware store proposal criticised by neighbours
Woy Woy CWA donates to Disaster Relief
Free emergency accommodation offered
Ministers' association holds prayers for bushfire victims
CWA branch delivers donations to South Coast
Community raises $14,000 for Pearl Beach fire brigade
Sewing bee to help injured wildlife
Arboretum receives second $20,000 grant
Group plans to plant 100 trees
New community garden in Umina
Talk about tree hollows as habitat
First Bays' breakfast of the year
Rotary club chooses exchange student
Free putt putt golf for children
Titanic theme for Pearl Beach dinner
Cinema under the stars
Taking part in breakfast program
Councillors need to say no to destruction of our lifestyle
Turn down temperature in the Peninsula oven
Council has forgotten it is there to ensure equal rights
Council should pause and question population targets
Why do we bother with council and its elected officials?
Permanent budget needed to keep waterways open
Act on dredging and bad driving, but not roundabout
Find time to toast success
Watering grass and concrete
Constructive political action is needed
Climate action rejected for 40 years
Men's activities result in improvement to well-being
Prosthetic limbs donated to 29 children
Cricket club raises $519 for cancer support
Film about gut health to be shown in Ettalong
Hospital staff provide drought aid and firefighter support
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Aboriginal history group shows four films
Choir holds registration day
Young singer wins music competition
English singer at folk club
Teachers' photos in social media campaign
Fun fair to show centre's program
Aged care course to be held again
Jemma Smith wins silver in debut appearance
Netball player conducts training session at Woy Woy
Graded Pairs held at Umina
Bowling clubs name Club Persons

Act on dredging and bad driving, but not roundabout

I read where it is proposed that funding for dredging the Ettalong Channel could be diverted to The Entrance Channel.

So, we swap the safety and tourist and commercial interests of the Ettalong, Umina, Booker Bay and Woy Woy communities for the sake of appeasing a few lakeside fishermen and surfers at The Entrance?

Then they propose to spend $7 million on a roundabout on the corner of Maitland Bay Dr and Picnic Parade, Ettalong, to push more traffic into the Peninsula area when dozens of roads and streets require kerbing and footpaths.

This is $7 million for a roundabout when Western Sydney suburbs spend less than half a million dollars on roundabouts on much busier intersections.

We need a new wharf at Woy Woy before we need a roundabout.

My wife was recently run down as she was crossing a road in Umina.

Police say it was an unfortunate accident and no charges will be laid.

So, we have a new world of thinking where we allocate our monies, our rates and our taxes, to projects that are overpriced and not immediately necessary and allow negligence to be ignored.

Daily, I hear of pedestrians being run over by motorists.

Building rules and the like are being ignored and disasters caused by poor or faulty construction are rampant.

We appoint trained people to warn us of the problems that we are likely to experience if the guidelines for safety and security are not followed, but ignore them.

We are fast becoming our own worst enemy when it comes to following the rules and regulations we worked so hard to implement.

The Ettalong Channel needs funding for future silting up disposal.

Picnic Parade does not need a $7 million roundabout and there is a motorist in Umina who needs to be charged with negligent driving.

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