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Collapse Issue 518:<br />3 May 2021<br />_____________Issue 518:
3 May 2021
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Collapse  NEWS NEWS
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
Collapse  PLANNING PLANNING
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
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
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
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Aged care providers jointly call for government action
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Folk club holds house concert
Patchwork group completes many projects
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
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
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
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

EXTRA!!!

Leave wooded block intact for a hotter future

I noted the wooded block at 23-23a Memorial Ave, Blackwall, has been listed by the Council for sale as excess to requirements.

While many locals protested for many years against the destruction of the mature trees on the adjacent block on the corner of Wallaby St, those precious trees came down.

Here we are again, trying to give voice to our silent but valuable trees.

The council report says it is not habitat for threatened species.

However, paperbarks are a key food species for nationally and State listed, as vulnerable to extinction, grey-headed flying fox.

The national recovery plan was adopted in March 2021.

This mature group is also home to birds, lizards, insects (pollinators) and provides a much needed cool shade canopy.

Why is the State Government promoting massive tree planting in Greater Sydney and yet our Council may put this small forest at risk?

Secondly, this cluster of trees actively helps suppress flooding from Blackwall Mountain through to Warwick St.

Leave this lovely little patch intact for our future in a hotter climate where trees will be truly appreciated.





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