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16 Mar 2020
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Call for lifeguards at Pearl Beach
Wrong picture
Church sells for $1.43 million
$12 million aged care upgrade planned
Wellington pays second visit
Open forum with local councillors
Tesch asks RMS for more time for resident engagement
Flooding and capacity limits highlighted in plan feedback
Environmental projects receive almost $175,000
Volunteers sought to restore park into nature reserve
Plans for six three-storey townhouses
Council seeks insights about leisure centre and theatre
Upgrades for Woy Woy Rd
Council gives 20 per cent weighting for local business
Council financial statements show breach of Act
Association plans hall upgrade
Volunteer sought to co-ordinate Anzac service
Buddies Club forms in Pearl Beach
CWA flag stolen again
Save Our Coast holds celebratory gathering
Events for residents over long weekend
Association has several things on agenda
CWA seeks bedding donations for bushfire relief
Bridge club hosts teacher training program
Next president named
Recycled products at children's market
Film screening by Eco Network
Happy without the noisy intrusion
Fire actions needed immediately
Everyone is entitled to solar access
Ocean Beach Rd intersection already too busy
Return machine needed next door to Liesl Tesch's home
Looked after while I was ill
Many causes for potholes
Times have changed
All council toilets should have hand cleaners
Suitable trees under powerlines are a good idea
Comfort cushions made for cancer care unit
Computer games and puzzles for the elderly
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Italian festival in Ettalong in April
Concert to raise money for ballerina's schooling
Concert for bushfire and flood victims
Two acts for folk club concert
Tesch launches petition to save Gosford TAFE
Precautions in preparation for maintenance work
Aboriginal Welcome Barbecue at Umina
Books donated to children overseas
Southern Spirit women win place in grand final
Ducks softball players win their way to finals
Umina comes 10th in surf life saving championships
Golfers win their way to national finals
Life savers chosen as leading women
Goodman retains unbeaten fight record
Surf clubs win medals in age championships
Umina wins medals in Masters championships
Annabelle wins medals in athletics championships
Open Fours finals played
Margaret crowned district singles champion
Boxers defeated in Olympic qualifier

Everyone is entitled to solar access

Eunice Warden (edition 489) raises valid concerns about the approved Pacific Link development at Ocean Beach Rd and Waratah Ave Woy Woy.

Everyone, social housing tenant or otherwise, is entitled to at least two hours of solar access at a minimum.

Looking at the development, there is a five metre open space in the north west corner.

There is also a space (looks at least two metres) on the boundary.

I hope this allows sufficient solar access for the neighbours.

Traffic remains an issue but blocking progress is a less preferred solution in my view.

Residents turning right onto the property could cause traffic delay and I hope no stopping zones are created to allow southbound traffic to go around.

As a taxpayer, I would prefer all the sites were privately-owned, preferably by low income purchasers otherwise by landlords for the private rental market.

Either way the purchase or rental price will be lower and meet our needs for low cost accommodation.

It is not clear exactly what is meant by Ms Warden's statement: "Cheaper, less restricted land is available further to the north or west."

As a community I think we're generally an inclusive bunch.

Take crime and unemployment as an example.

I think important solutions include legalisation of drugs (excluding methamphetamine and heroin) and redirecting funds associated with incarceration to social support services like counselling, detoxification and group therapy.

My understanding is that garbage bins should be located on the road not the footpath.

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