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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

Public transport capacity limits eased

Trains and buses can now accommodate more people with changes from July 1 on capacity limits on the NSW public transport network.

Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast Mr Adam Crouch said the changes were consistent with advice from NSW Health.

"The NSW Government's Covid-safe Transport Plan allows trains to carry 68 people per carriage and buses will be able to carry 23 people, more than double the previous capacity limits," Mr Crouch said.

"I urge everyone to continue social distancing rules and the best way to do this is by only standing or sitting on a green dot."

Mr Crouch said the NSW Government had implemented a number of changes to help people return to work and study in a COVID-safe say.

"Marshalling officers have been deployed to manage crowded commuter hubs, provide extra guidance to people and limit numbers on platforms if required," he said.

"Since March more than 700 additional cleaners have also been employed across NSW to undertake more regular cleaning on the public transport network.

"It's really important that people stay home and get tested if sick and cough or sneeze into their elbow, particularly when nearby others."

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