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10 Aug 2020
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Comment sought on Umina intersection upgrade plans
Ground water treatment starts again
Rotary club celebrates 70 years in Woy Woy
Councillor explains his absence from three meetings
Aged care home stays in a state of isolation
Pedestrian crossing petition attracts 500 signatures
Tree Day sees 100 plantings at The Runway Park
Cycling group welcomes increase in people cycling
Police investigate tyre spikes on national park trail
Parking plan re-opened for public comment
Planning decisions now allowed without public scrutiny
Councillors keep pay rise
Rotary club accepts two new members
Ettalong Red Carpet Day is postponed
Energy bill advice offered by phone
Work starts on James Browne oval improvements
Empire Bay playground officially opened
Tesch thanks church food pantry
Wet week pushes total well above average
New cafe
Payrise for $20 million debt per year
Time that council demonstrated their vision
Will Council buy some paint, or prosecute me?
What we always wanted - graphics, colours, words
Provider pays bonus to all aged care staff
Group meditation sessions return to Ocean Beach
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Home video competition
Coastal Twist festival is cancelled for this year
Rare artefacts found at Woy Woy Public School
Umina Eagles soccer results
Everglades major pairs
Netball results
Nippers to resume at Killcare
Lions come from behind to beat Kariong
Southern and Ettalong soccer results

Time that council demonstrated their vision

When I heard on the news that our councillors had given themselves the maximum possible pay rise, I was disappointed, and said so in the last edition ( No. 499) of Peninsula News.

I was really brassed off when I read Cr Holstein's justification for the decision.

Forgetting all that, many years ago I was a candidate for Parramatta Council (unfortunately unelected).

I don't ever recall asking about the monies I would receive, but only thought of the good I wanted to do for the people of Dundas-Telopea, where I lived.

Now it seems that money is the first consideration for some of our representatives.

Cr Holstein et al, the Covid-19 pandemic has given you a unique opportunity to really show us that you are there for the good of the whole Council area and the people of your ward in particular.

This is a time for demonstrating the vision you have to grow our wonderful village.

Both the State and Federal Governments realise the importance of creating much needed jobs, building infrastructure for the future and leaving a legacy to be proud of.

Our Council should be taking every opportunity to ensure our fair share in these one-off programs.

In September next year, you will be delivering fliers to our letterboxes.

Will they show pictures of you proudly standing before completed projects?

Will they show you in front of works in progress?

Will they include details of programs and works in the pipeline or will they include the same vapid promises we have been reading for years?

The ball is in your court.

Are you going to pick it up and run with it or are you going to sit back, thinking of ways to spend your extra $30 a week, while it is washed down the gurgler.

I will now stow my soap box next to my high horse.

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