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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

Working bees weed and mulch Runway Park gardens

The Umina Community Group has been holding a series of working bees to weed and mulch gardens at the Runway Park in Trafalgar Ave, Woy Woy.

The most recent was on Sunday, June 14.

Two more are planned for Thursday, July 2, and Sunday, July 12, from 10am for an hour each day.

The group will also be at the park when Central Coast Council's Landcare team plans to coordinate a National Tree Day activity on Sunday, August 2.

The event is expected to include planting on site, giveaways of native plant seedlings and a sausage sizzle.

"Residents receiving seedlings at each site will be asked to plant them within their property boundaries rather than in road reserves," according to a report prepared for the May 11 Council meeting by council's environmental manager Mr Luke Sulkowski.

"Encouraging planting within road reserves without direct guidance is challenging due to the potential risks to the community member working unsupervised on a Council roadside, and the presence of underground infrastructure that could be impacted from the tree."

The event "will be dependent on restrictions applying as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic in August".

The report related the event to the Council's Community Strategic Plan aim to "educate the community on the value and importance of natural areas and biodiversity and to encourage community involvement in caring for our natural environment".

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