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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
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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
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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
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Tesch launches petition to save Gosford TAFE
Precautions in preparation for maintenance work
Aboriginal Welcome Barbecue at Umina
Books donated to children overseas
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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
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Open Fours finals played
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Margaret crowned district singles champion
Boxers defeated in Olympic qualifier

Tesch asks RMS for more time for resident engagement

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch is asking for residents of Farnell Rd, Woy Woy, to be given more time to voice their concerns over proposed upgrades along Blackwall Rd.

She said changes proposed included new traffic lights at Blackwall and Farnell Rds, major changes at Macmasters Rd intersection, upgrades including kerb and guttering along Farnell Rd, and a raised pedestrian crossing near Victoria Rd and Blackwall Rd.

Ms Tesch said they believed the changes would have a negative impact on residents and traffic flow.

"Blackwall Rd is a major thoroughfare to Woy Woy CBD and transport hub and it is vital that traffic flows smoothly and effectively," she said.

"The Roads and Maritime Service must allow time for the community to fully engage and understand the proposed changes to Blackwall Rd," Ms Tesch said.

"We need to get this right for all users."

Residents Mr Harvey McDougall, Mr Nick Lock, Ms Rose Powell and Ms Suraya Coorey expressed their worry around the short consultation period before work was due to commence.

"The proposed extra set of traffic lights at Farnell Rd and the widening of the lanes will cause traffic chaos and the loss of trees is also worrying," Mr McDougall said.

Concerned by a lack of information to residents who will be impacted, Ms Tesch has called on the Service to extend the consultation period and has written to the Minister to request more time for residents to consider these major upgrades.

Designs and community updates on the project were available to view electronically at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/blackwall-rd-and-memorial-ave-intersection-upgrades/index.html

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