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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

'Busiest holiday season ever', say tourism operators

Local tourism businesses are reporting a busy holiday season, despite "strict new laws" effective on December 18 to control short-term rental accommodation.

Sydney residents have looked to the Peninsula and Central Coast, driven by coronavirus concerns and particularly restrictions on interstate travel.

Holiday bookings "look to be the busiest for the region in it history", according to Accom Holidays, which claims to be the Peninsula's largest holiday rental company.

Principal Mr Stephen Brooks said that holiday bookings were continuing at a busy pace during the current season.

"The ongoing demand is still due to the Covid restrictions, especially when border restriction come back into place," he said.

"The Sydney market specifically has seen the advantages of travelling locally and enjoying all the benefits of a shorter trip while being on some of the best beaches, National Parks and waterways on the east coast of Australia."

He said many had taken the attitude: "Why travel for many hours or even fly when in just a couple of hours you can be in your holiday property and enjoying the delights of the Central Coast?".

Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch said the mandatory Code of Conduct introduced obligations for hosts and guests, on December 18, centred on minimum standards of good behaviour.

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