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19 Apr 2021
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Persson calls for administration while merger proceeds
Crouch to petition Minister for public inquiry into council
Mingaletta in consortium to deliver housing program
Tickets provided for Anzac services
Climber taken to hospital with multiple injuries
Titanic Dinner was 'fabulously successful'
Palm tree installed during the night
First concert after aged care home lockdown
Community group joins in bank celebrations
Book fair raises $8500
Rotary club views stained-glass panels
Minister seeks ideas for church statement of purpose
Tesch calls for grant applications
CWA branch to hold second stall
CWA branch seeks support for grant application
Multi-unit development proposal retains existing house
New council chief has rebuilt councils, says Crouch
Panel denies planning document exhibition problems
Medical centre plan 'designed to maximise site usage'
Decision on Mrs Wilson's Shop is deferred
Government reviews planning provision variations
Tree group calls for submissions on State design policy
'Excellent' water quality in Booker and Woy Woy Bays
First transfer made
Bays group gears up for more events
Star jumps at PCYC
Bags of food for Coast Shelter
Busy Easter weekend for Marine Rescue
St John youth group gathering
Easter eggs to competition winners
Rotary member attends world service conference
Anzac service at Pearl Beach
CWA members have history of quilting
Road safety forum at Gosford
Small businesses should apply for rebate, says Tesch
Charities share in profits
Little rain in last three weeks
Precedents take over from planning provisions
Creating a safe world for politicians and developers
When 8-4=0: 'No cuts' to ABC budget
Cumulative impact of Council decisions not considered
Best of friends
Rugs and blankets donated to palliative care project
The face of a new service at Woy Woy
Staying active is key to preventing falls
Buggy rides a regular event
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Jewellery class finishes term one
Visit to Monet exhibition at Moore Park
Writers' festival program is released
College wins ribbons at Royal Easter Show
Students receive White Cards and barista certificates
Catholic school enrolments open
Community childcare to hold annual meeting
Schools to receive new roofs
College cross country attracts 200 students
Students set sights on goalball championships
Pre-schoolers have a look inside worm farm
Cross country carnival at Woy Woy South
Young official of the year
Umina hold junior presentation day
Bailey Meti wins Singles event in state championships
President's Cup bridge results
Mixed pairs bridge championship
First trial game
Lessons on bridge cardplay strategy
Southern Spirit to hold presentation nights
Under-10 girls selected for Central Coast girls' team
Pennant wins to Ettalong Eagles
First round loss for Woy Woy Lions
Rugby League results
Umina bowls results


Cumulative impact of Council decisions not considered

Central Coast Council administrator Mr Dick Persson and director Mr Scott Cox will not reply to the report "Initial strategic intersection designs released" (Peninsula News, March 22).

The council's "we do not revisit past decisions" attitude (in relation to traffic studies) and one-off development application assessment strategies should be seriously questioned, as the cumulative impact is passed onto Transport for NSW for attention and action.

The traffic management study for DA54551 is being re-used for the new Farnell Rd proposal and should be questioned regarding its accuracy.

The study from 2018 could not accurately predict the proposed changes to Blackwall Rd, and the road network.

There are other reasons for the Council's reluctance to revisit past decisions, such as cost delay in assessment, engaging with the wider community, answering questions about infrastructure and the future, protecting reputations and business interests, more intensive modelling across a range of issues such as risk safety and background noise, and future development of the precinct and beyond,

All this will be opposed by those supporting the "express" development application assessment process.

Cumulative impact is front page news on the Peninsula.

In the background, hidden from the public, is the replacement of the Rawson Rd level crossing and the second commuter car park.

To provide this essential infrastructure will cost more than the council's debt.

Both these issues can be rightly described as resulting from cumulative impact, yet to be addressed.

Will they ever be addressed?

The Peninsula's character is rapidly changing, and has been for more than 20 years.

The official notes from the Urban Design Framework meeting of November 20, 2000, referred to addressing issues including: traditional coastal villages growing into residential suburbs; increasing through-traffic; recent trends that have resulted in larger-scale buildings and developments, and that the outcome would be "effective control of future development".

This effective control has not been evident.

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