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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

Suitable trees under powerlines are a good idea

I feel it is owed to the community to respond to the letter (Forum 17 Feb 2020) entitled "Peninsula has 1000 water bores".

On the matter of trees under powerlines, I direct anyone in the community to seek out expert recommendations now informing the best practices of government planners.

Suitable trees under powerlines certainly are a good idea and we are now seeing a huge surge in urban street planting throughout many council areas nationally and internationally.

Indeed, the NSW government is developing Green Grid plans across key local government areas as we speak and Central Coast Council is becoming leaders in this work.

Recent thermal studies have revealed that the Peninsula is suffering from the Urban Heat Island Effect due to the lack of canopy shading our hot roads, footpaths and driveways.

There are many safe and suitable small tree species that work well under powerlines.

Smart councils who care about the health and liveability of their residents invest in the planting and maintenance of trees.

This is certainly not a "waste of money". It is a crucial social investment.

Our group, Grow Urban Shade Trees, is accessing the very latest in Urban Landscape knowledge to ensure that the most appropriate trees are chosen for our verges.

I urge readers to google "Street Tree Masterplan Sydney" and avail themselves of this information.

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