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3 Feb 2020
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Southern Spirit fined $1000 for Pink Day fundraiser
Community group calls for Umina Mall clean-up
Supermarket fixes leaking stormwater pipe
High winds cause widespread damage
Kingsview Hill residents petition for maintenance work
Association gives qualified support to mobile tower plan
Residents' group says new plans are 'even worse'
Bays Community Group prepares for fair
Energy company withdraws seismic testing application
Honour for service to animal conservation
Coastal Twist founder is Women of the Year finalist
Tesch urges seniors to take up travel card
Girls' lemonade stand raises $152 for Wires
Skate park work 'unlikely' before July
Fundraiser for firefighters' socks
Council invites businesses to disability access forum
Information about grants
Tree group learns about value of dead trees
Presentation about staying safe online
Paddle board beach party for vision-impaired youth
Toastmasters to hold speaking course
Lawyer returns from international cricket win
Work starts on five-storey apartment block
Real estate agents wins three franchise awards
Man charged over stabbing incident
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Social housing: What is the alternative?
Lucky streaks don't last forever
Doctor is harder to see than the Queen
Unnecessary watering is a waste
Doom and gloom prophecy or indisputable fact?
What about proportional representation in Council
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Aged care provider adopts new model
Luncheon to raise money for clown doctors
Hairdressers can help in cancer detection, says surgeon
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Environment group seeks volunteers for festival
The Final Test opens new season at Little Theatre
Opera conductor chosen for summer school
Family orchestra at Troubadour
Umina craft group supports wildlife carers
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Wide-ranging report in first newsletter of the year
Program to provide information about eating well
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Jemma finishes seventh in Ironwoman Series
Pink Stumps Day final tally was $5108
Umina has two candidates for Junior Lifesaver award
Jemma excels in interstate championships
Ollier appointed junior soccer technical director
Skate, scooter and BMX competition heat at Umina
Charity bowls returns to Woy Woy
Two speakers at Lions luncheon
Basketball at leisure centre

Community group calls for Umina Mall clean-up

The Umina Community Group has called for the Umina Mall site in Ocean Beach Rd to "be kept in a presentable state, up to, during, and at the conclusion of the redevelopment".

Group secretary Mr Peter Springett said the group supported the responsible development of Umina and believed that the redevelopment of Umina Mall should be a priority.

He said the group was "very concerned about the appalling state of the current derelict site, especially as this is the so-called gateway to Umina Beach".

Umina Mall was destroyed by fire a year ago, with the shell still standing apparently awaiting the outcome of negotiations over a redevelopment application.

In the meantime, graffiti has been painted on the walls, weeds have been left to grow and rubbish has been dumped around the site.

A sign has been put up on the temporary fencing around the site saying "Fix this mess".

Mr Springett said the group was also finding it difficult to find out any information about the Umina Mall redevelopment.

"We're not getting anywhere.

"We're not getting any information," he said.

"I believe there are discussions going on between Central Coast Council and the owners, Laundy Exhibition.

"They are supposed to be negotiating.

"Whether that's happening or not, I don't know," Mr Springett said.

A response from Mr Arthur Laundy of Laundy Exhibition simply said: "Still waiting, no new news."

Last October, former Federal Liberal MP Mr Craig Laundy said he was hoping work could start almost immediately.

He said at that time he had been told that Central Coast Council would again begin negotiations to sell two lanes behind the current site.

He said plans to rebuild had been "shovel ready" since 2015.

At its October 8 meeting, the Council decided to seek an updated valuation of the market value of the land and offer to sell the land to the owner of the adjoining blocks in line with Council policies and procedures.

It seems the council may also waiting, to be notified by the applicant of his planned action.

Previous negotiations for the sale of the lanes stalled, firstly with a disagreement over the price, and then again when the former Gosford and Wyong councils were merged into Central Coast Council.

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