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29 Jun 2020
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Road works receive $1.4 million in government funding
Community events granted $42,000
Working bees weed and mulch Runway Park gardens
Phegans Bay rock climber rescued by helicopter
Funds committed to improve facilities for commuters
Certificate issued for rail tunnel phone tower
Investigation under way after human jawbone found
Council to look into installing soap in public toilets
Soap is the best hand cleaner, student experiment finds
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Water and sewerage maintenance projects announced
Former Member for Gosford dies aged 90
Construction certificate for $2.3 million gymnasium
Application to build three townhouses
Construction certificate for Ettalong multi-dwellings
Council biodiversity strategy to be redrafted
Councillors decide to attend briefings remotely
Landscaping work in Woy Woy town centre
Dedicated team for Woy Woy
Libraries re-open on a limited basis
Progress association launches online fundraising effort
Cenotaph to be restored and featured on website
Planning Panel proves to be more costly, says Tesch
Rate notices to include hardship advice
New Rotary president at Woy Woy
No clear Covid roadmap for tourism, Tesch claims
Support line advertised in shopping centres
MP recognises a Woy Woy business in parliament
One quarter of average rainfall recorded for June
Someone needed to stand up to buzzword-led invasion
Call to Council to publish a full response
Are public toilets cleaned regularly and well?
Commuter bus could not be booked by phone
Average bloke cannot afford extra tolls
Economic Strategy is same meaningless flummery
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Second edition of Stories from Patonga is planned
Award winner finds success as 'mature model'
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Television appearance for 79-year-old 'singing caddie'
Archaeological dig to be conducted at school
Pick up and drop off rules enforced
Kindergarten information sessions to be held in July
Music bus returns after hiatus
Bowling greens re-open for normal use this week
Peninsula loses 'all-time great sporting identity'
Woy Woy Lions resume training
Life Saving Club prepares for 100th birthday

Former Member for Gosford dies aged 90

Former Member for Gosford, and a former Gosford mayor, Mr Malcolm Brooks has died at the age of 90 on June 19.

Born on June 16, 1930, in Gosford, Mr Brooks grew up on his parents' citrus farm at Springfield before buying Regal Motors in Gosford together with his father, and embarking on a career in the automotive industry.

It was issues relating to that industry which led him to join the Liberal Party and eventually into long periods of public service in the State Parliament and on the former Gosford Shire Council and Gosford City Council.

He married wife Tricia in October, 1954, and they had three sons and eventually five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Central Coast deputy mayor Cr Jane Smith said she was impressed by his genuine concern that future development was compatible with the area and the manner in which he was fair, listened to all points of view and weighed up the merits of the argument.

"Malcolm was a passionate advocate for our Coastal Open Space System lands and their protection," she said.

Cr Chris Holstein said he knew Mr Brooks for more than 30 years.

"His priority was first to family, second to community and third to the Liberal Party," Cr Holstein said.

"He was always respectful and will be remembered for the way he conducted himself."

Central Coast Council's meeting on June 22 began with a minute's silence in honour of Mr Brooks.

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