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22 Feb 2021
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Empire Bay Marina to be assessed for contamination
Marina closure will not affect ferry service
Powerline helicopters inspect Peninsula
Residents question need for demolition of native trees
Amended Farnell Rd proposal reduces number of units
Young man airlifted to hospital after fall onto rocks
Comment sought on Umina drainage concept plans
Planning panel knocks back six-storey Ettalong proposal
South St comments close March 5
GUST seeks progress on Greener Places strategy
Rotary club celebrates 45 years
Bays group committee re-elected for another year
Rotary club presents $500 cheque to Mary Macs Place
Fascinated by turtles
CWA hall is available for hire again
Meditation on Women's Day
Companion award for regular research donor
Suspended from parliament
Forget Me Not cafe at Umina today
Security camera images released
CWA branch offers media training
PCYC holds open day
Church offers alternatives to Sunday morning worship
Country club takes wedding venue award
Online business opens shopfront
Dry start to year continues
We elect them to work for us and not against us
Loss of every tree on building site a huge loss
Aged care residents to receive Covid vaccine this week
Medical practice to move from Umina to Woy Woy
Aged care staff receive service awards
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Craft classes resume with 50 students
Centre looks for new people for committee
Charli presents proposal in Legislative Council chamber
Donation supports breakfast club
Morning cafe for students and staff
Gardening club starts for the year
Only two gates open in the mornings
Sport house captains elected
Poster entries sought for Night under the Stars
College prepares for next year's Year 7 students
College plans snow sports excursion
Open days at St John's school
Trees survive summer holidays
Soccer coaching company withdraws training program
Umina women play triples championships
New change rooms help female participation in sport
Eagles hold junior grading sessions
Netball association runs umpiring workshops
Junior non-competition soccer players wanted
Valentines Day Pairs bridge results
Southern Spirit cricket results
Junior touch scores
Riding a loop around the Peninsula
Soccer president appreciates five years of hard work


Powerline helicopters inspect Peninsula

Helicopters flew over the Peninsula assessing power poles and powerlines on February 11 and 12 as part of Ausgrid's annual bushfire safety program.

General manager Mr Sam Sofi said the bushfire safety program was a vital part of Ausgrid's summer readiness plan.

He said the helicopter crews were using radar imaging equipment and high-resolution photographs to identify any hazards on our poles and wires and trees growing too close to powerlines "with an accuracy of within two centimetres".

The helicopters flew between 18 and 55 kmh at about 1000 feet in urban areas.

He claimed the cameras on the helicopters were focused on pole tops only.

"No-one will forget the catastrophic fires of 2019 which caused so much loss of life and property destruction," Mr Sofi said.

"We will be using multiple helicopters and drones as well as a plane this year so we can finish the patrols by the end of June.

Ausgrid's network covers an area of more than 22,000 square kilometres across Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter, from Waterfall in the South, west to Auburn and just north of Scone.

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