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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

Parking plan re-opened for public comment

Woy Woy is a focus area of Central Coast Council's draft Parking Study and Implementation Plan which is being re-opened for public comment until Sunday, August 16.

Council's Woy Woy Master Plan aims to develop the town centre as a major growth area and with increased commercial development comes further demand for car parking.

The report states that the train station and commercial centre are already parking hot spots which are close to reaching capacity and there is limited spare spaces to cope with all-day parking demands.

The draft parking study proposes short-term action, between 2020-25, including line marking and signage to reinforce existing two-hour parking at Woy Woy Oval.

It recommends expansion of an on-demand bus service for Woy Woy.

It also suggests a park and ride scheme which will provide parking on the fringe of the centre and a shuttle bus loop service around the area.

If implemented, the feasibility of all-day commuter car parking in Deepwater Plaza parking station would be investigated.

A long-term action plan, to be completed by 2040, was to construct a 400-space car parking station on the fringe of the Woy Woy at an estimated cost of $10 million.

The study also suggested improved public and other transport options.

Improvements to parking at Umina Beach and Ettalong are also included in the plan.

This draft parking study and implementation plan is being re-exhibited for further feedback until 5pm August 16.

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