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3 May 2021
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Council plans to sell Peninsula land
Tesch speaks against carpark sale
GUST welcomes consultation on park sale plans
Council budgets $13 million for the Peninsula
Government announces public inquiry into council
NSW Opposition calls for 'broad inquiry' into council
Council inquiry terms of reference released
Vietnam Vets join impromptu march to memorial
Local Member at Anzac ceremonies
Biscuit theme for Anzac Day
Search and rescue training for the Bays brigade
More bike storage needed at station, says Tesch
Bike paths should 'go all the way', says user group
Safety needed to walk or cycle to school, says Tesch
Bingo at Ettalong on Wednesdays
Umina CWA wins cookery trophy
CWA branch makes bereavement bags
Storm debris clean-up continues
Dunes planted with 2000 new plants
Guides hear of importance of speaking up
Lions accept entries for tea cosy show
Second driest April in 16 years
Application to modify three-storey Blackwall Rd plan
Two more townhouse proposals for Warrah St
Council sets strategic planning priorities
Panel appointments extended
Invalid application
Memorial Ave land provides significant habitat
Trees and cool open space are of more public benefit
Outrageous that local park sale is on agenda again
Contentment of ad hoc Anzac march
Leave wooded block intact for a hotter future
Bush parkland was reason for buying in Blackwall
'Improved planning outcome' test may still be subjective
Democracy should never be put on hold
Distress at sale of land and other council assets
Sell-off should be paused for much deeper inquiry
Aged care providers jointly call for government action
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Folk club holds house concert
Patchwork group completes many projects
Variety Night performances to be held over two nights
School opens gates to parents for student pick-up
Annabelle wins four Australia athletics medals
Students congratulated on Anzac speeches
Catafalque party at Anzac assembly
Geography students study coastal processes
Secondary students investigate global warming
Umina starts enrolments for next year's kindergarten
Life membership for former childcare employee
Shadow Minister meets parents' groups
Ettalong Eagles firsts lead in pennant season
Umina pennant bowls results
Boxing starts again at PCYC
Bridge club holds special events
Bridge lessons for beginners
Diggers' Day at bowls clubs
Netball draw updated
Softball club to hold annual meeting
Goalkeeper training starts for Umina United
Coaches wanted for junior touch
The Lakes proved too strong for the Lions
Defeated in all grades
Netball association splits Junior Blue grade
Trial game at Woy Woy
Bowling clubs to vote on unification proposal


More bike storage needed at station, says Tesch

The lack of bicycle storage at Woy Woy station "has forced more people into their cars because cycling to the station is simply not feasible or practical," according to Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.

While Woy Woy Station had 51 shed spaces and 20 lockers, this was not enough, with only four lockers currently available.

Currently Koolewong and Tascott Station had no bicycle sheds or lockers, and there were only four lockers at Point Clare.

"The State Government has spent money forming the shared pathways to enable people to cycle or use their scooters safely and practically, yet they have failed to provide the infrastructure to actually put this scheme into practice.

"Plans need to be followed through at every intersection so we can actually put the infrastructure to good use.

"Right now the Government has only half done the job."

Central Coast Bicycle Users Group president Mr Alan Corven said the situation actively discouraged people to choose an active mode of transport.

"We need more end of trip facilities like bike stations and shared pathways to encourage members of our community to ride more and choose more active forms of transport."

Shadow Minister for Active Transport Ms Jo Haylen visited Woy Woy, saying: "The Premier is telling families to ride to and from work, or their local train station, but her own Government is failing to put up the money that is required to make this happen.

"If the Government is serious about encouraging people to walk or ride, they need to build the bike sheds and lockers this community is crying out for.

"Building this infrastructure won't just make it easier to ride to and from stations', it'll also create local jobs at a time when they are most needed."

Mr Eddie Ellis from the Central Coast Commuters Association said he would like to see infrastructure put into place.

"These facilities are important and also more parking in our stations to support the infrastructure needs of our community," said Mr Ellis.

For more information on how you can obtain a bike locker or for updated bike space information see

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