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Woy Woy could see up to 6000 new dwellings
Woy Woy to be 'high density' residential and office area
Population projected to grow less than national average
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Statement is tragic reflection of planning system
Only interested in inappropriate development?
Travesty to take park from so many who enjoy it
Council is destroying a wonderful place to live
Strategic plan is as much use as a hole in the head
Residents are completely ignored
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Parking meters and carpark with shuttle bus proposed
Coastal walking track to undergo $1.4 million upgrade
Conservatorium artistic director airlifted to Sydney
Jayne Mote named volunteering 'living legend'
Helicopter patrols power lines for bushfire prevention
Council to act on lagoon plan, seven years later
Feedback opportunity for Mt Ettalong Reserve
Keep natural look and feel at Mt Ettalong, survey finds
Tesch wants ideas for shared public spaces
Council approves work on Umina CWA hall
Rotary club makes donations to regional charities
Boat ramp closed
Rotary club hosts international speaker online
CWA work continues despite restrictions
Volunteer recognised for 15 years of pet therapy
Council rebrands bushcare program
Council chief keeps power to decide all tenders
Tesch calls for bee industry recovery plan
Restrictions on passenger numbers 'unworkable'
Local business vital in unprecedented times, says MP
Club hears about Rotary project in Nepal
Police seek whereabouts of missing woman
Aged care resident pays surprise visit for 94th birthday
Lottery win
Project wants reports of whale sightings
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Fuel prices: Talking, writing and urging is not working
Plastic debris on beaches almost unbelievable
Try local police station for lost keys
Make dog signs bigger
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Pearl Beach music scholarship concert is postponed
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Woy Woy loses demountable classroom
Social distancing not required on buses, says operator
Year Five opportunity class placements delayed
Kindergarten information sessions rescheduled
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Surfing coach wins award
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Wrecked at Bouddi Point
Paddle steamer wreck gives Maitland Bay its name

Social distancing not required on buses, says operator

School buses are not affected by "social distancing" requirements, a local bus operator has told Woy Woy Public School.

"School services are not affected and will not have limited capacity," said Busways customer experience manager Ms Sarah Langthorne said in a letter published in the school newsletter.

As a result, "adults may have to wait for the next service or choose to get off if they're not comfortable with how many customers are on a service", she said.

"School services will continue to operate as normal, with no student to be left behind.

"NSW Health advice is that children are at lower risk of contracting Covid-19," she said.

"Transport for NSW and Busways have increased cleaning measures on board bus services and will continue to monitor transport usage to support students travelling safely to and from school.

"Our policy is that no school student will be left behind and, as such, school students will be given priority over other passengers on regular route services even if this means a service goes over physical distancing capacity.

"All services will continue to operate to a normal timetable until advised otherwise.

"Students are still required tap on and off with their Opal card or show their school bus pass when boarding.

"Where possible, students should maintain social distance from each other on board bus services.

"If different school groups are boarding a bus, each school should maintain social distance from the other and students should always maintain a safe distance from their bus driver, where practically possible.

"Busways has continued to exercise additional procedures for all Busways employees to follow in order to limit any chance of the virus spreading.

"This includes issuing employees with hand sanitiser, requiring employees to wash their hands every time they enter and leave a worksite, employees staying home if they're unwell, and minimising the handling of cash."

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