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2 Mar 2020
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Anglican parish decides to sell St Andrews church
Tesch calls for more Return and Earn machines
Beach sculptures 'pop up' after storms
Future of Peninsula real estate given mixed assessment
Biddy turns 103
Work starts on traffic measures in Memorial Ave
Discussion about Mt Ettalong reserve plan invited
Mattress recycle project may extend to Woy Woy tip
All future council meetings to be held in Wyong
Council supports Coastal Twist festival with $50,000
Chair of Local Planning Panel announced
Springwood St seniors housing project to start this year
Two road projects approved
Local author's story included among 100
Rotary club hosts 20 exchange students for weekend
Golden retriever starts fortnightly visits
CWA branch receives donation for sock campaign
Evening patchwork in Ettalong
Village residents raise $1050 for bushfire appeal
Company grows from Ettalong lounge room
Union claims power delays due to job cuts
Rotary club provides shirts for Ugandan school teachers
Pacific Link proposal reduces social housing
Rubbish spoils thoroughfare to beach
Repeating an action and expecting a different result?
Council has always been opposed to Wallarah 2
Woy Woy Hospital to receive four new nurses
Clowns entertain aged care residents
Golf club donates pumps for 'chemo at home'
Hosts wanted for mental health barbecues
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Two contribute to award-winning film
School adopts web software for administrative efficiency
Laptops and smartboards usher in new era
Leave precious items at home, parents warned
Canteen manager celebrates 25 years
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent use encouraged
Learning to make sushi
Annabelle returns with medals
Student artworks chosen for regional exhibition
School library transformed to match book fair theme
Charlotte receives scholarship for further education
Parents reminded about cycling helmets
Students selected for mentoring program
A taste of rugby league
Praise for settling in quickly
Splash-A-Thon to be held at Umina
Education department officials visit school
Staff win first round of volleyball tournament
Four well-being programs are offered
Science and technology program for indigenous girls
Umina boxers in Olympic qualifying round
Soccer club rejoins Premier League after 30 years
Social cup celebrates 40 years of touch football
Spirit beaten for minor premiership in narrow win
Surf club member to provide livestream coverage
Pirates win medals in country championships
Narrowly beaten for bronze
Surf club mourns loss of long-time member
Major Fours hotly contested

Council has always been opposed to Wallarah 2

I write in response to Cr Troy Marquart's comments on the Wallarah 2 Coal Mine, published in edition 488, calling the Council's opposition to the coal mine "environment crap".

The Wallarah 2 project has been on the Council's agenda for over a decade.

While I was on Wyong Council, we debated, had briefings, received reports and got community feedback regarding this project.

From the start, Council has always been opposed to this project. The community doesn't want it either.

The major issues which were of concern was the real threat that the mine would endanger our water supply, the coal dust at the mine head, mine subsidence and the number of workers that could be possibility employed through the 457 Visa scheme, (workers from overseas) not our own locals.

During briefings to the Estuary Management Committee, a question was asked about mining under the Wyong River to which the company representative stated, to the best of my recollection, that the mine would stop 500m from the river.

When questioned about the zone of influence in relation to mine subsidence, stopping the cut 500m short of the river's edge gave no guarantees that if this section was to subside it would not affect the riverbed.

This means that if the river bed was to subside, it could potentially severely effect the Central Coast's main water source.

This was just one of the reasons Council never favored the mine. There was never any guarantees from the mines parent company Kores (Korean-based) that if the riverbed was to subside and effect our water that they would fix the problem.

Also, there were never any offers of royalties to be paid to the Council for taking this resource from under us and shipping it off to Korea.

There are other issues and concerns about this mine.

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