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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

Coastal open space retained in planning statement

The Coastal Open Space System has been recognized in the interim Local Strategic Planning Statement adopted by Central Coast Council.

Council met a NSW Government deadline with one day to spare when it adopted its first Statement at its June 29 meeting.

Last minute changes by deputy mayor Cr Jane Smith included the protection and expansion of the Coastal Open Space System in addition to a Biodiversity Strategy that would map, protect, and cherish natural areas and ecosystems.

Under her changes, views to the ridgelines would be available from public spaces in Gosford.

The amendments included reviewing planning controls to require high standards of design and construction including energy and water efficiency, liveability measures, waste minimisation and emissions reduction.

The document is only an interim Statement which will be reviewed within three months with the final statement expected to be adopted by the end of November.

Mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said: "The Plan aims to balance the social, environmental and economic outcomes for the region over the next 20 years by directing our growth to existing centres, along growth corridors and within planned precincts.

"The Plan is an iterative document that will be able to be reviewed and improved as circumstances and community aspirations change over time."

Consultation on the draft Statement occurred through online webinars and was placed online for public exhibition with more than 160 submissions received.

Among changes signaled, priority would be given to ensure neighborhood "pocket parks" and community reserves were supported and accessible to local communities.

More work was earmarked to develop the town centre hierarchy.

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