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27 Jul 2020
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Crouch welcomes low-rise planning code
Councillors give themselves a pay rise
Councillors abolish tree register fee
Seals sighted in Woy Woy Bay
Ferry to use commercial wharf in Woy Woy
Ferry service disrupted
Woytopia Festival is cancelled
Activities start again at women's health centre
Activation framework and identity package for Peninsula
Council includes 21 playgrounds in draft strategy
Playgrounds upgraded, as 'playspace' strategy drafted
Church receives permission for alterations
Application for three three-bedroom villas
Proposal for three-storey six-unit flats open for comment
Six units proposed to replace two houses in one street
Two changes requested for aged care development
Customer service transactions resume at library
Bookmobile service returns
Online auction raises $4700 for hall upgrade
CWA hall to remain closed
Bruce Croft becomes Rotary president at Umina
Christmas in July raises money for Mary Mac's Place
Volunteers wanted for dunecare
'Collection dog' to raise money for Guide Dogs
Warrah Trig road closed
Level One water restrictions to remain until November
Amalgamation money redirected, Tesch claims
Photographer captures lightning storm
Bodies of elderly women found in Ettalong home
Wicks welcomes extension of coronavirus payments
Peninsula sees 46mm rainfall in three weeks
Council is removed from realities of the times
More important problems that need rectification
Money needed on decaying local road network
Real work of council languishes in the doldrums
Councillors give themselves a pay rise
Darkinjung proposal will have impact on Woy Woy
If we can do it, why can't the mega-pubs of Sydney?
Woy Woy Rd has changed little in 100 years
Aged care facility set to open in August
Patrick Brennan thanks 'wonderful neighbours'
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Folk club to hold open-air performance at Hardys Bay
Group receives funding for tables
Exhibition at Ettalong
Wagstaffe artist has work on display in Gosford
Students achieve 'bronze' status
Mural installed on Umina school library wall
Women's soccer teams successful
Local teams avoid losses in Premier League
Southern and Ettalong United suffer narrow loss
Lions teams defeated in first round
Woy Woy Roosters looks at its options
Ken Young is Everglades major singles bowls champ
Glen becomes Umina's major singles champion
Woy Woy 'far from disgraced' in 70-nil defeat

Darkinjung proposal will have impact on Woy Woy

If you believe the proposed Darkinjung 70-lot subdivision at Kariong will only impact residents in that area, be assured fallout will extend over many a ridge and gully.

For example, use of Woy Woy Rd, which will require an interchange not only for the residents but also for emergency vehicles called to action to fight the inevitable fires.

Woy Woy has been identified as a centre of growth.

How many additional vehicles will occupy this main network, from Woy Woy area and the wider transport catchment?

In a recent issue of Peninsula News, irregularities in growth projections were identified.

Will traffic management studies associated with the proposal include traffic volume calculations covering the plethora of possibilities?

Due to the location of the Woy Woy Rd interchange, costs will exceed standard construction costs with a requirement of installing additional safety equipment, warning lights and alarms.

Who will be responsible for costs to meet increased safety standards?

This is only one item of many that will have a cost blowout.

Already the scene is set for a repeat of the argy-bargy financial disputes associated with the Ettalong dredging finger-pointing.

If you are driving past the site for the proposed subdivision, consider the future changes to the road network and the impact it will have on time and safety.

It is your time and safety at stake.

Woy Woy Rd is a known accident black spot, and any closure is a disaster.

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