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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
Soap is the best hand cleaner, students show
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
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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'
Gallery re-opens in Ettalong
Television appearance for 79-year-old 'singing caddie'
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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
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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

Application to build three townhouses

A $1.1 million application to build three townhouses at 82 Cambridge St, Umina, has been lodged with Central Coast Council.

The townhouses will replace the current single dwelling that occupies the 755 square metre residential block.

The application seeks consent for the demolition of the existing dwelling and vegetation and construction of three three-bedroom town houses with garages, driveway, stormwater tanks and front courtyard fencing.

Vehicular access is proposed via a driveway that would run along the southern side of the site.

No major deviations from the Gosford LEP 2014 or DCP are noted in the statement submitted in favour of the development application although the proposal does slightly fall short of required front, rear and side setbacks.

One submission has been received in relation to the proposal which calls for efforts to be made to preserve the trees on the property.

The developer proposes retaining the large jacaranda at the front of the property but the loss of two other trees at the rear is described as "unavoidable".

"Cambridge has not much in the way of shade left and any retention of trees would help sell-increase the price of these units to new owners," the submission said.

"All too often, contractors clearfell every last thing on these old blocks when with a bit of thought, trees can be preserved.

"Can Council ensure, if trees are taken down, the replanting two for one happens?

"The Peninsula and Umina, in particular, is now rated by Council's land-heat survey as one of the hottest areas on the Central Coast by four degrees aided by in-fill housing, more tin fences, more hard surfaces (driveways and roofs) and taking down of too many trees."

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