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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
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
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'
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

Progress association launches online fundraising effort

Pearl Beach Progress Association has launched two online campaigns to raise $24,000 for a major refurbishment of the community hall.

Association president Mr Peter Romey said Central Coast Council had granted $66,000, but another $24,000 was necessary to complete the work.

Planned improvements included alterations to the rear deck, roofing the deck, adding an extension to the eastern end of the toilets for storage, and general repairs and maintenance work to the 70-year-old hall.

Mr Romey said: "Covid-19 has affected traditional fundraising methods which means we need to use more online-electronic methods at this time."

He said donations of services and items would be sought for an online auction.

Pledges and promises will be collated for auction from July 1.

Already they include art lessons, paintings and sculptures.

Afternoon teas, fish and chips and an Irish whiskey pudding cake are available.

Services include an architectural consultation, garden weeding and computer tuition.

The auction will be open until July 21.

Supporters would also have the opportunity make donations through a Go Fund Me page.

Mr Romey said Pearl Beach Progress Association was formed in 1929 and purchased land in Diamond Rd in 1943 to build a community hall which was planned as a war memorial.

"World War II called a halt to all non-essential building work because of the shortage of materials, but after the war, fund raising picked up with raffles, dances, street stalls and sports carnivals," he said.

"During 1949, local builders were employed on the foundations and framework, and working bees under their supervision did the rest.

"The building was opened officially on 16 September 1950.

"The hall has been repaired, extended, and refurbished several times over the years and remains the centrepiece of the community.

"It is owned and maintained by the Progress Association and used almost every weekday by various local groups and is available to hire for private functions."

Further information about the fundraising can be found at the Pearl Beach Progress Association website,

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