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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

Council is destroying a wonderful place to live

The Draft Strategic Planning Statement is nothing more than political double speak.

Council's director of planning Mr Scott Cox says it is "a region with physically connected communities through appropriate infrastructure and socially connected through relationships and a sense of unity". What is he on about?

Council can't fill potholes correctly.

They approve developments that do not comply.

They do not listen to the ratepayers' pain due to inappropriate development.

Now they claim this is planning.

The plan claims "to recognise traffic issues in urban areas aiming to protect the scenic quality and unique environmental character of the area".

Try driving on Ocean Beach Rd at school times.

Try looking back from the beach at Ettalong.

What do you see?

It's about to get worse.

We have all seen illustrations of the ugly development that is outside planning guidelines - now approved in Memorial Ave across from the club.

Is this planning?

Mr Cox, hand on heart, is this what you envisage for the Peninsula?

Traffic at a stand still.

Lines of people in every shop.

Anti social behaviour on the increase due to council's social experiment with "a socially-diverse population".

What does this actually mean?

Political double speak again?

The plan claims to "create innovative development and design". Again, it sounds great.

The only thing it will create is a money making opportunity for vested interests, with no vision for the Peninsula, no feeling for its people and a severe drop in our quality of life.

Remember we can change the future.

Think about your vote in the council elections.

They are destroying a wonderful place to live.

These are decisions made by people who do not live here and never will.

Our future depends on all of us taking an interest.

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