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01 Jun 2020
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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

Fuel prices: Talking, writing and urging is not working

On the front page of Peninsula News (May 4) was an article citing Allan Nash's monitoring of the fuel rip off here on the Peninsula.

In his Letter to the Editor in the same paper, Brian Lewis raised the need to end this obvious and ongoing fuel rip-off.

However, all we got from our Local Member was a puff piece on the front page about talking, writing and urging us to fill up somewhere else.

Enough is enough.

Talking, writing and urging is not working.

It's time, people, for us to exercise our power.

Let's get together and do things like, all of us, including fleet card and business account holders, stop buying their fuel and using their services.

Name the owners, lessees or operators of the service stations.

Find out whether any of them own or operate other businesses locally and have local businesses charge them inflated prices for all goods and services provided to them.

Start placard waving picket lines in protest.

Flood our Local Member with demands that public service "watchdog" agencies be required to resolve the problem.

Find more ingenious and legal ways to solve the problem.

If our politician and our public servants can do nothing to reduce the cost of fuel, perhaps it's time to reduce the cost of the public service that is not providing service - and change our local representative.

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