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13 Jul 2020
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War memorial to get a facelift
Crouch defends need for $7 million roundabout
Bays group has second attempt to elect committee
Community group seeks upgrade to pedestrian crossing
Roadwork funding for Hillview St and North Burge Rd
Council introduces tree register nomination fee
Residents call for Umina Mall buildings to be razed
Free wifi at Woy Woy station
Coastal open space retained in planning statement
Volunteer-run club aims to raise $100,000
Woy Woy tip fees help fund Council solar power project
Councillors to vote on own pay rise
Opposition leader joins Tesch in preschool call
Harwin reinstated as State Government Minister
Maurie Ellis dies - 60 years on the Peninsula
Rotary club holds virtual dog show
New Rotary club keeps most of board for second year
Community group restarts its dunecare program
Bays bushcare group resumes
Garden tour and induction day
Association re-opens Wagstaffe Hall
Charity group holds gathering at Hardys Bay
Wagstaffe Square revitalisation continues
Help wanted for Pretty Beach bushcare
A chance to work in the 'most incredible locations'
Public transport capacity limits eased
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Lockdown library service appreciated
We are losing trees in reserves and on private land
Shuddered at Mt Ettalong Reserve plan
Does Council respond any better than Planning Panel?
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Tesch calls for funding for mental health organisation
Shopping centre donates $3500 to community nurses
Aged care executive says bonus splits workforce
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Young Umina actor to take lead role in Kings Cross play
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Students celebrate International Mud Day
Search finds no asbestos contamination
School planning welcomed at Woy Woy
Education Week to be shared online at Woy Woy South
School to hold kindergarten student interviews
School sets new dates for school photographs
Normal school library rules to apply next term
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Two bowlers could be in both pairs and singles finals
Singles and pairs played at Ettalong
Netball association seeks vice-president

Shuddered at Mt Ettalong Reserve plan

I shuddered when reading that Central Coast Council is planning "a complete redesign of Mt Ettalong Reserve" (Peninsula News, 1 June 2020).

Will this be like the redesign of a walking track at Winney Bay when, to the disgust of most locals, Council started to concrete the place?

Mt Ettalong is a special place, mostly a natural place untouched by the withered hand of Council, except for a large water tank and a small viewing platform on the headland.

This is a dangerous place (I wouldn't take children up there) and not many people go there and the timbers on the platform need replacing.

How many trees will be destroyed to create a parking lot for the thousands who don't go there?

How many tonnes of concrete will be poured to create a three-metre wide "track" that few use?

This track will need to be fenced both sides as to the north and south are sheer cliffs, dangerous drops.

How much of ratepayers' hard-earned money will be wasted so Council can engage in another round of environmental vandalism?

Environmental vandalism is one of the few things that this Council excels at.

Where do they find fools who think it is cool to destroy trees?

As reported in Peninsula News on June 15, page 9, when some parents attempted to start a small landcare group at Umina Primary School they were refused funding or any material assistance from Council.

Residents should direct their concerns to the State Member and appropriate Government Ministers and not to this insensitive, deaf and blind "Council".

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