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11 Jan 2021
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Petrol prices cheapest on Coast
Four coronavirus cases in 2257
Peninsula News' role - supporting local democracy
Two young life savers conduct successful rescue
Higher crime rate in Woy Woy than in Umina-Ettalong
Shop at aged care home replaces supermarket outings
Both old and new trees needed, says GUST
The world needs altruists, says Rotary club president
Expired flares to be collected at Lions Park
Petrol station neighbours hit by noise and parking limit
Statements made about local coronavirus cases
One ferry stops while other continues
Crime rate drops on the Peninsula
'Busiest holiday season ever', say tourism operators
'Strict new laws' to control short-term rentals
Market stall for Uganda project
Bank contributes $160,000 to local projects
Developer seeks to move planned building one metre
Certificate allows construction of multi-dwelling project
New bridge built at arboretum
Tree-planting tally reaches 473
Long-serving Rotary members move on
Blue boat removed from mangroves
Coast could be hit with privatisation, says Tesch
Email the council 'if a tree is removed', says tree group
Wharf construction resumes for new year
Wettest December in wettest year in 16 years
Does council give credence to inaccurate traffic studies?
Elderly patients forced to wait outside on foot
Free weekly women's exercise class
Peninsula loses free immunisation clinic
Only two aged care visitors a day, relatives told
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External groups create artworks at Woy Woy and Umina
Church reviews its part in religious education program
College students offered tertiary places
Shade trees planted outside school
Back packs and school supplies for families in need
O'Farrell scores 111 for Southern Spirt
Donations sought for new soccer clubhouse
Bunnies ask junior players to register
Women's soccer coach sought
Year's first red point event for bridge club
Virus restrictions change Pennants Trial
Netball club sets registration fees
Bridge club championship
Soccer trials and training start at SEU

Both old and new trees needed, says GUST

The community must demand both new trees and the retention of older trees where possible, according to the local Grow Urban Shade Trees group.

The group made the call after it discovered that new advanced trees planted at a development in Webb Rd, Booker Bay, were replacements for "two healthy established coastal banksia".

"Replacing trees felled for new buildings is council policy but it takes community pressure to ensure it happens," said group member Ms Jenny Wilder.

"While we are thrilled about the replacement trees, the loss of the two original banksia is thought-provoking.

"One was on the boundary and could surely have formed valuable amenity for this building.

"These were shade and habitat trees with many years of life still in them.

"This case just highlights the dynamics of the ongoing struggle between state government density targets and the liveability of the suburbs consequently created.

"Perhaps thanks to the submissions of concerned residents, at least we now have replacement trees at this location.

"Emails and submissions to council can make a difference, even if sometimes it feels like they aren't listening.

"It's your neighbourhood and it's important to speak up."

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