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11 Oct 2021
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Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Covid case numbers skyrocket with low vaccination rate
Wharf use delayed for ribbon-cutting photo, says Tesch
Vacancies at arboretum's bee hotel
Xenos, the 'ignitable liquid detection canine', helps out
Residents' association is incorporated
Vaccine numbers revised down, no jabs for a week?
Aboriginal health service holds first Umina vaccinations
Historic ferry soon to return to service
Seal colony visits Brisbane Water
Rotary club collects men's and women's products
Tree group encourages verge planting in 'fish streets'
Council tree planting used as shade tree example
Asset protection zone mapped
Outdated phones and laptops wanted
Holiday program held online
Talking like a pirate
Historical sites sought for plaques program
Seed library starts at community garden
Activity bags made for Coast Shelter in record time
'Full house' online at Ettalong Toastmasters
Berejiklian departure is 'loss of talent', says Tesch
Umina and Woy Woy markets to return in December
September rainfall total down by a quarter
Collapse  PLANNING PLANNING
Pearl Beach group claims planning provisions 'ignored'
New proposal for five units in South St
Six two-storey units proposed for Booker Bay
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Thanks for the vaccination calculations
Glasgow conference is important to the Peninsula
Highrise foreshore development has me worried
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Aged care visitors must be fully-vaccinated
Hospital seeks nursing graduates
Aged care home promotes its French chef
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Craft centre awaits further easing of restrictions
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Students become pen pals of nursing home residents
Year 12 students may access school from next week
Revised access plan for Ettalong school
Kindergarten information
Making recycled paper
Kindergarten enrolments at Woy Woy South
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Bowls resumes at Umina Beach
Tribute paid to club patron and 'legend'
Shipping container sought while clubhouse is rebuilt
Netball association announces annual meeting date

Residents' association is incorporated

A residents' association has been formed to represent the interests of the Peninsula community.

The association has been incorporated as the Woy Woy Peninsula Residents' Association Inc and is now seeking members, said its public officer Mr Julian Bowker.

Mr Bowker said: "The Peninsula Residents Association aims to serve as a non-partisan forum and give the Woy Woy Peninsula community a collective voice on matters affecting its quality of life.

"It is committed to protecting and improving the Peninsula's liveability and sustainability including social and environmental aspects."

Annual membership would cost $20.

Mr Bowker said: "Its objectives are to openly disseminate information, discuss and identify the concerns and needs of the Peninsula residents, and to represent and advance the interests of residents at local community level, and with Local Government, and State and Federal Government bodies."

The association would "seek to improve the infrastructure, amenities and services available to residents and the Peninsula community, and to advocate responsible planning and development of the Peninsula, its neighbourhoods and adjacent areas, with Council, other government agencies, community and business groups".

It would "encourage strong community engagement and participation in the decision making of Council and other bodies, and collaborate with other groups on matters of mutual interest".

The association would undertake and help coordinate other activities which benefit and improve the liveability of residents and the Peninsula community, Mr Bowker said.

He said the association defined the Peninsula as the residential area contained by the Rip Bridge on Maitland Bay Dr, Staples Look-out on Woy Woy Rd and the Spike Milligan bridge on Brisbane Water Dr.

As well as suburbs such as Ettalong, Umina and Woy Woy, the area also covered The Bays, Pearl Beach and Patonga.

The boundary coincided with the Australian Bureau of Statistics SA2 statistical areas of

Woy Woy-Blackwall; and Umina - Booker Bay Patonga.

Those wishing to join the association may download an application form from the association's website at https://sites.google.com/view/thepra.

For further information, email the association at thepeninsularesidents@gmail.com.





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