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15 Jun 2020
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On-demand commuter bus service stops abruptly
Council resists campaign for soap in public toilets
Keep coral trees, says shade tree group
Ownership mistake discovered
Registered clubs re-open to limited numbers of patrons
Her own teeth, a sense of humour and an able body
Landcare group seeks answers about damaged trees
Parking meters removed from implementation plan
Proposed swimming pool removal prompts action
Hardy's Bay hall re-roofed
Closing date extended for comment on facilities policy
'Play space' strategy online soon
Library offers select and collect service
Economic strategy to be open for public comment
Holstein elected to fire management committees
Local picnic spots miss out on Council listing
Safety concerns recorded for Peninsula schools
John Della Bosca honoured for service to public health
Friendship led to career seeking social justice
Peninsula more vulnerable than average to job losses
Check for unclaimed money, says Crouch
Council and national park campsites reopen
Umina PCYC plans to resume classes
Coronavirus puts damper on 70th birthday celebrations
Designs wanted
Peninsula records low rainfall in wettest month
Mutu St upgrade was needed
Exhaust all public transport and current parking options
Council's parking essay must make us all tremble
Planning Statement raises two queries
Issues keep circulating on planner merry-go-round
Planning vacuum fails to consider flooding
Principal asks that children wear helmets
Woy Woy school is yet to reopen to parents and carers
New plan for Year 5 opportunity class
Digital scoreboard installed at Woy Woy oval
Roosters expect to field three teams this season
Netball association frustrated by lack of clear guidelines
Charity bowls expected to resume soon
Leisure Centre re-opens for exercise
Pretty Beach tennis court reopens
Real estate interest led to local development

Issues keep circulating on planner merry-go-round

Responding to Sue Ellis (Peninsula News, June 1, page 22), I did send a submission on the Council's draft Strategic Planning Statement, without needing to read one word of the plan.

All the issues and more, highlighted by Ms Ellis, have been circulating on the developer-planner merry-go-round for decades without change, especially issues of character.

Development is seen to be the lifeblood and life support system for the Peninsula.

Jargon has replaced technical terms, as design is now as appealing as empty supermarket shelves .

If anyone believes the plan has credibility, let them explain how a variation of about 25 per cent in projected Peninsula development is supported by the Council.

Is the Council reliable?

Does the Peninsula News print an extra 25 per cent more copies to compensate for margins of error or does the financial controller systematically and thoroughly research the market to accurately determine demand?

I have repeatedly reported in the past, Regional Plan growth figures we're not available from either the Department of Planning or the Council.

Nothing has changed since 2016. Why the need to read the plan? Council's planning documents are now akin to a shareholder AGM distribution literature with no requirement to convince supporters that 25 per cent margin of error is good business practice.

Are residents aware that the unique environmental character of the area contains a stormwater detention, after recognition in 1992 that the Peninsula has a serious stormwater issue.

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