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Collapse Issue 494:<br />18 May 2020<br />_____________Issue 494:
18 May 2020
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Pocket parks face renewed threat, says reserves group
Woy Woy postmaster retires after 35-year career
Council approves five-storey hotel for Ettalong
Video meeting of community groups welcomed
Masterplan on display for second time
Draft plan envisages revitalisation of Woy Woy
Draft strategy 'well-considered and consistent', says Cox
Council appoints panel, but records its objection
Hardy's Bay club seeks $100,000 to avoid closure
Clothing ready for distribution
Rotary club connects with English club in video call
Salvos asks for online donations for Red Shield Appeal
Open space and footpath projects continue
Powers of council chief to be reviewed
Chamber of Commerce joins in Buy Local campaign
Many gamblers helped by lockdown, says counsellor
Ideas wanted for Wagstaffe Square garden
Residents asked to check their eligibility for vouchers
Donations sought of study and care packages
CWA produce becomes raffle prizes
Tip re-opens
Aged care facilities receive extra funding
Stores to re-open
Council starts to respond to lack of toilet soap
Local planning panel is a win for developers
Deserving public acknowledgement
Rotary thanks patrons and sponsors
Approval for Woy Woy aged care $12 million alterations
Fundraising for rescue helicopter by kayak
Staff look over new aged care wing
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Fifth time lucky for Archibald Prize entrant?
Online access for religious and ethics education
Maintenance work carried out over Easter break
New water play park at Leisure Centre
Surf club uses grant to buy tractor
Roosters junior registration continues
Tribute to Pearl Beach fire brigade
Brigade formed early to fight fires at Pearl Beach
... and the fires continue

Surf club uses grant to buy tractor

Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club has gained funding to purchase a new tractor though the NSW Government's My Community Grants program.

The tractor will be used to transport life saving equipment on the beach for each patrol.

Club president Mr Stephen Scahill said the tractor would play a vital role in the club's operations for many years to come.

"Our old tractor, donated by Everglades Country Club, served us for over 17 years," he said.

"However, with the safety of our patrolling members in mind, it was time for us to find a new solution.

"This allocation was based on community voting."

Mr Scahill said the club was thankful for the community support.

"Our case was no doubt aided by the wonderful support and enthusiasm provided by Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.

"Liesl took the time to understand the situation we were facing, the safety concerns we held over the deteriorating conditions of our current tractor and the importance such a vehicle plays in transporting critical lifesaving equipment."

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