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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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Feedback opportunity for Mt Ettalong Reserve
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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
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Aged care resident pays surprise visit for 94th birthday
Lottery win
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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
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
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Travesty to take park from so many who enjoy it

With regards to the article written in the Peninsula News ("Pocket parks face renewed threat", May 18), I would like to voice my concern.

I have resided in my house that fronts onto the reserve for 25 years and any development would affect me greatly.

It would not only restrict access into my home but would devalue it entirely.

My father occupies the house at the front of the block and any new development would cause him undue stress.

My father and I have maintained the reserve personally by mowing and cleaning up any rubbish that has been disposed of by passing individuals and their animals.

We feel the reserve is a huge part of us and our serene lifestyle.

It is utilised by so many in the surrounding area, and it would be a travesty if it was taken from those who enjoy it.

I am disappointed that I have not had any contact with the council as to their proposal, as I am the one it affects the most.

I did however receive a survey regarding the traffic use in the rear lane.

I hope council sees that the reserves are an important contribution to the already over-populated Peninsula and keeps them available for future generations and wildlife to enjoy.

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