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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
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Environmental projects receive almost $175,000
Volunteers sought to restore park into nature reserve
Plans for six three-storey townhouses
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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
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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
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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

Association has several things on agenda

Car parking in Hardys Bay, poorly maintained parks and walking tracks in Bouddi National Park are among the current interest of the Wagstaffe-Killcare Community Association.

President Mr Mike Allsop said the association had several things on its agenda at present.

There was a focus on traffic and parking arrangements surrounding the commercial area and Hardys Bay waterfront,

"The parking in Hardys Bay is a real issue because along the waterfront the roadway is very poorly defined with rough edges and sandstone blocks limiting parking space," he said.

"We've asked Council to come out and have a look and follow through on a previous statement that they would find a traffic and parking solution."

Mr Allsop said he was hoping a postponed meeting with Council would be reconvened soon to discuss maintenance of parklands.

"There are small community parks, play areas and picnic areas, waterfront and so on, very poorly maintained," he said.

"The levels are all over the place and, even as I look at them today, they're full of mud. The grass isn't consistent.

"They really need to be re-topped, re-turfed, drained appropriately, and just cleaned up.

"It's not a big job but we'd like some attention.

"We've got a community that likes to see things in good order and we understand that it's a big local government area, and the Council demands are over a huge area, but we'd just like our little share of it to keep things under control," Mr Allsop said.

Association members are keenly awaiting the release of the Bouddi National Park Plan of Management to see if their suggestions to upgrade paths, particularly the Half Tide Rocks track, have been taken on board.

National Parks and Wildlife Service manager Mr Andrew Growcock said the plan had undergone all the Parks statutory requirements, including reviewing the plan against the submissions, and would now be passed on to Environment Minister Mr Matt Kean for consideration of adoption.

"One of our points was that while the plan itself was interesting from an ecological point of view, it had absolutely nothing to do with bodies of work," Mr Allsop said.

"The whole community access part of the National Parks work was very poorly addressed in the plan and we'd just like to see some works progressed.

"Half Tide Rocks path was one of the first because we've been pushing for this for about four years and it's just degraded disgracefully - and there's others we'd like to see upgraded," Mr Allsop said.

Meanwhile, plans are progressing to establish the Community Resilience Plan with the objective to disseminate clear and concise information to people and to co-ordinate the community response to disaster events.

The core group organising the community plan is the Wagstaffe Killcare Community Association, the Rural Fire Service, Killy Cares and Killcare Surf Life Saving Club.

"With the two emergency services and two great community organisations all acting as one, you can be assured that whatever happens, we'll be in a much better place to cope as a community," Mr Allsop said.

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