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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

External groups create artworks at Woy Woy and Umina

Two groups from outside the Peninsula have been instrumental in having Central Coast Council install large chairs at Woy Woy and Umina waterfronts as public artworks.

The chairs were constructed by the Men's Shed at The Entrance and painted by a team from Fairhaven's Australian Disability Enterprise team at Pt Clare.

No Peninsula community groups appear to have been involved in the project.

Despite this, Council director Ms Julie Vaughan claimed the project "has brought the community together".

"I'm excited to see a project from Council's eMerge youth program in partnership with community groups come to life.

"This program supports has provided an opportunity for participants to explore their creativity and showcase their talents to the wider community," Ms Vaughan said.

The chairs have been installed on the "Woy Woy wharf foreshore" near the playground in Brick Wharf Rd and next to Umina Surf Life Saving Club in Sydney Ave, Umina.

Ms Vaughan said: "The artists from Fairhaven drew inspiration for the Big Chair artwork design from the natural surroundings of Woy Woy and Umina including the unmistakable identity of the waterways that land lock this peninsula.

"The water graphic consistently identified as the strongest common element across the whole Peninsula is embedded in the area's identity - the wharf in Woy Woy sits calmly on the shores of Brisbane Water.

"Umina Beach is all about fun in the sun, surfing the waves and enjoying life.

"The essence of the Central Coast - freedom - is depicted through the fluidity and connection of the graphics."

Council administrator Mr Dick Persson said it was great to see "this creative endeavour come to fruition by the community despite the interruption by Covid restrictions this year".

"The Big Chair art program has not only provided a creative outlet and important social connection for the creators but has also delivered an engaging art installation for the rest of the community and visitors to enjoy," Mr Persson said.

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