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24 Aug 2020
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
Woy Woy is graffiti hotspot, draft council strategy claims
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
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
Will the disabled access be fixed?
Comments on three current news items
Cr Marquart's excuse is not good enough
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Little Theatre postpones three productions
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
Surf club seeks material for its 100th anniversary
Lions defeated in all grades
Minor Singles quarter finals
Netball results
Soccer results

Comments on three current news items

I would like to comment on three current news items in Peninsula News, August 10.

The first item is the Master Plan for Woy Woy centre which, we are assured, will map out the direction of future growth and transform the experience of visiting Woy Woy.

Of course, we were promised that this plan would be completed by June 2020, so it is a little disconcerting to find it still being prominently mentioned as only in preparation.

Still, I'm sure it will be worth the wait when we see it.

The second item concerns the underpass to replace the Rawson Rd level crossing for which the Council is seeking funding to complete a study.

I was under the impression that this matter had already been extensively studied, but I am always in agreement that more studies have never hurt a Council proposal (in fact, more studies seem to be a sine qua non for a Council proposal) so, again, it will be enlightening to see the final outcome of this exercise.

The third item deals with the proposed fast ferry from Gosford to Sydney which is a perennial favourite with the Council.

No matter how many times it is mentioned, it is always good for a reference whenever there is an election in the offing (along with the fast train, of course) and the local real estate brokers are always anxious to promote it as a sales feature.

Good heavens, my mistake - I've been reading the facsimile page of the first issue from 1999.

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