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01 Jun 2020
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
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
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
Woy Woy loses demountable classroom
Social distancing not required on buses, says operator
Year Five opportunity class placements delayed
Kindergarten information sessions rescheduled
Surfing coach wins award
Wrecked at Bouddi Point
Paddle steamer wreck gives Maitland Bay its name

Strategic plan is as much use as a hole in the head

The draft Local Strategic Plan which is on exhibition deserves everybody's attention.

In 170 pages of turgid prose, it sets out exactly what you would need to do if you were planning to prepare a plan.

However, as a plan, it is about as much use as a hole in the head, thus perfectly matching the Regional Plan prepared by the State Government.

This is a plan for a village of under 400,000 people: I have seen plans for multi-million cities prepared in less time and with more effective results.

The 13 pages of Priorities and Actions appended to the plan are particularly instructive.

There isn't a single concrete action included in the list which consists entirely of proposals to prepare other plans, promises to review trends, pious hopes that desirable activities will take place and suggestions of liaison with agencies active in the region.

The proposals for studies, investigations and reviews are enough to keep somebody occupied for 20 years, with no need to actually do anything in all that time - the ideal arrangement for our Council, given past performance.

Every resident on the Peninsula should take note: This is the time to make views known, or silence will be taken as giving consent.

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