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24 Aug 2020
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Council budgets $26 million for Peninsula projects
Council approves $1.7 million of roadworks
Sewer and water projects to cost $670,000
Council announces start to wharf construction
Council to spend $300,000 on Woy Woy town centre
Dune stabilisation to cost $200,000
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Bays meeting fills all committee positions
Peninsula contribution plans now on council website
Lane between surf clubs to be primarily for pedestrians
Body found in search for missing man
Vietnam Veterans' Day commemorated at Ettalong
Group to start community garden
Four crews and helicopter attend Woy Woy Rd accident
Draft policy states principles for selling Council land
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Erosion threat for Pearl Beach homes, says consultant
Councillor meeting attendance to be reported
Registered clubs refuse entry to people from hotspots
Opera in the Arboretum not to be held for 18 months
Groups cancel Pearl Beach events
Card prepared as reminder of petrol pricing promise
Shark net kills 115 sharks, as well as turtles and fish
New tanker for the Bays fire brigade
Bin hazard on Daley Ave
Voluntary non-profit business donates to charity
Community association hears president's report
Upgrade for Greenfield Rd
Month's rain falls in nine days
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Top contender for weasel words and silly jargon award
A small but important initiative
Bayview Cr needs an upgrade
Nursing home changes should not have been needed
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Comments on three current news items
Cr Marquart's excuse is not good enough
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Little Theatre postpones three productions
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Parliamentary recognition of hand-washing experiment
Woy Woy school invited onto State early learning team
From sounds and shapes to art and history
Students raise $3000 through readathon
Public education awards presented at Ettalong
Weekly anti-bullying lessons at Pretty Beach
College prepares for student transition to Woy Woy
Athletics carnival held at Adcock Park
Umina school has second round of surveys
Kindergarten enrolments sought
Pretty Beach team participates in online debate
Support staff praised by school principal
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Surf club seeks material for its 100th anniversary
Lions defeated in all grades
Minor Singles quarter finals
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Soccer results

Council budgets $26 million for Peninsula projects

Just on $26 million has been budgeted by Central Coast Council for projects on the Peninsula over the next year.

Of 54 projects totalling $25,957,202, more than $6.67 million of them are dependant on external funding yet to be approved.

The most costly project is the $5.7 million Woy Woy wharf stage two construction.

The $5 million Umina skate park project was approved "pending external grant".

The next most expensive project is the $4.29 million replacement of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at the Peninsula Leisure Centre.

A further $110,000 will be spent on "rolling facility improvements and equipment replacement" at the leisure centre.

A $1.35 million Rogers Park amenities building upgrade was also approved.

Just eight projects account for almost $19 million. Another eight projects account for a further three million dollars, with the remaining 38 projects totalling just four million dollars.

The budget was approved as part of the Council's Operational Plan at the council's July 27 meeting.

An upgrade of the Umina oval (Etta Rd) sportsground amenities building will cost $900,000 "pending external grant".

A further $200,000 was allocated to the investigation and design of an upgrade to the "Umina Oval (Melbourne Ave) sportsground amenities building".

An amount of $200,000 was also approved for the upgrade of the Umina Tennis Clubhouse, also at Umina oval.

Another $10,000 will be spent on irrigation upgrades at Umina oval.

An allocation of $650,000 has been made to Stage Three of the Everglades catchment drainage upgrade.

An upgrade to the Ocean Beach Holiday Park access road and associated car parking will cost $570,000.

The intersection of Ocean Beach Rd and Rawson Rd, Woy Woy, will be upgraded at a cost of $500,000.

Gem Rd, in Pearl Beach, will be upgraded and associated drainage and pavement works will undertaken at a cost of $420,000.

An amount of $405,000 has been budgeted for a stormwater improvement at Woy Woy tip.

A similar amount has been allocated ("pending external grant") for Stage One work on the Hobart Ave and Melbourne Ave intersection project, including kerb, footpath and pedestrian crossing.





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