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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

Woy Woy tip fees help fund Council solar power project

The benefits of carbon pricing will be felt by Central Coast Council more than six years after it was repealed by the Federal Government.

Gate fees collected at Woy Woy tip from 2012 to 2014, which included carbon pricing, have helped fund a solar energy project for the Council.

Council will install 3500 rooftop solar panels generating 1.2 megawatts of power from 28 Council buildings.

This is equivalent to the electricity used by 230 local homes, according to mayor Cr Lisa Matthews.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year and to save the Council about $220,000 annually in energy costs

Cr Matthews said project will see energy consumption reduced by about 1.4 gigawatt-hours annually and reduce Council's carbon footprint by the equivalent of 1100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.

Cr Matthews said the project delivered both environmental and financial benefits.

"It is rewarding to see a project underway which not only reduces Council expenses but also incorporates renewable energy for the conservation, protection and remediation of our environment."

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