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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


'Excellent' water quality in Booker and Woy Woy Bays

Water quality at Woy Woy Bay and Booker Bay has been rated as "excellent", along with Cockle Bay, by Central Coast Council in its recently-released "Waterways report card" for 2019-20.

They were the best of nine sites monitored for chlorophyll and turbidity as having likely negative affects and seagrass depth range as a measure of desirable water clarity.

Council's estuary management team leader Ms Vanessa McCann said that water quality graded from fair in the upper estuary to excellent closer to the mouth.

"Woy Woy Bay, Cockle Bay and Booker Bay were considered excellent for the 2019-20 year while the main basins graded as good.

"The naturally well flushed nature of Brisbane Water is reflected in the good results we have seen over the past three years," Ms McCann said.

"Reduced water quality coming from the Narara, Erina and Kincumber Creek catchments have highlighted some concerns, particularly following heavy rainfall.

"During these times, chlorophyll-a and turbidity can spike in response to catchment runoff.

"It was great however to see a resurgence in seagrass at the Erina Creek site which is a positive sign for ecological health.

"The Coastal Management Programs, which are currently being prepared, provide an ideal opportunity to have a good look at these trends and ensure appropriate management actions are in place and targeted towards turning results around where necessary.

"We can all play a part in this process.

"Our waterways need all of us if we are to make them healthy, functioning ecosystems into the future."

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