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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
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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
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Principal asks that children wear helmets
Woy Woy school is yet to reopen to parents and carers
New plan for Year 5 opportunity class
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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
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Real estate interest led to local development

Planning vacuum fails to consider flooding

The report in Peninsula News (page 7, June 1) reveals that planning is now a vacuum.

No one is capable of convincing me there is merit claiming the Peninsula planning area extends to Pt Clare.

The area is subjected to nature's forces in the form of fire, flood, sea level rise and storm events, with escalation of these actions accepted in the future.

What impact will these forces have on the main transport corridor into Gosford?

When this artery is closed there is no Plan B.

Residents will be stranded on the Peninsula in what can be described as a planning lockdown affecting everyone. It has already happened.

Flooding of Brisbane Water Drive will create chaos as water flowing down the catchment is trapped by a higher water level in the estuary.

Lower tides is the only action that will alleviate the problem, thanks to nature not the Council nor the State Government.

How do I know?

Council officers attending the Joint Regional Planning Panel hearing for the proposed aged care development at Hillview St, Woy Woy, advised the Panel flooding was not a problem on the Peninsula.

I expect the same planners have provide comment on the new policy and the same interest .

Why didn't the officers advise the Panel there had been a community meeting in May 2016 with the mayor and senior Council staff to discuss this problem?

Residents are increasingly criticising those responsible for supporting predictable disasters.

Lockdown was experienced in December with the worst air pollution figures ever recorded.

The term survival bunkering is a euphemism for the future.

Do not ask a planner for an explanation. Ask a resident.




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