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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


Dunes planted with 2000 new plants

The dunes at Umina Beach have benefited from the planting on April 21 of 2000 local native species, including coastal wattle, pig face, lomandra, scaevola, banksias, pelargonium and tea trees.

The plants, supplied to the Umina Community Group through Central Coast Council's landcare program, resembles the typical eco systems found originally along the beach, according to community group director Mr Tony Winch.

"The mix helps to support and encourage the local animal and birds, as well as assist in protecting the beach from coastal erosion.

"The plants have all been grown in Council's nursery at Erina, with local provenance seeds and cutting material," he said.

The group's dunecare volunteers had the guidance of team leaders from Central Coast Council in selecting the plants, planting locations and planting methods.

Mr Winch said the plants came from a donation of 10,000 plants to the Council by the Greater Bank, to celebrate its 75th birthday.

"We had a large team of Greater Bank employees rolling up their sleeves and planting out the dunes," he said.

"It was an awesome way for the bank to give back to our community."

Mr Winch said Umina Dunecare volunteers would continue the watering and maintenance of the plants as part of their regular Dunecare program.

"New volunteers are always welcome," he said.

"Central Coast Council provides all the tools we need for our sessions and an experienced supervisor to lead the work.

"If people would like to become involved you can contact us or come along to a session."

The program in Umina runs every Wednesday morning 9am-11am along the beach.

Meeting points are at Ocean Beach Road on the first Wednesday of the month, at Berith St (second Wednesday), at South St (third and fourth Wednesdays)

For more details, email contacts@UminaCommunityGroup.

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