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Woy Woy wharf opened in front of invited guests
Mingaletta announces three new projects
Wicks blames council for recreation precinct delays
Rules prevent disaster relief service in CWA grounds
Residents elect committee to 'get on with the job'
'Engagement' exercise planned for Pelican Park
Wicks confirms continuing opposition to PEP-11
Christmas card competition opens
Twilight carols at Pearl Beach
Life-long local resident dies - 95 years on the Peninsula
Clean4Shore seeks volunteers
Appeal for information about granny flat fire
Safer driver's course offered to local students
Christmas cakes and puddings on sale
CWA jams and pickles
Two awarded Arboretum life membership
Progress association to hold Christmas lunch and dinner
Researcher holds second native bee workshop
Platters and picnic at Pearl Beach
Rotary club suggests ways to help stop Covid spreading
Rotary club has Melbourne Cup fundraiser
Just two millimetres' rain in two weeks
Multi-dwelling DA claims to meet 'leafy garden' purpose
Four town houses proposed on Flounder Rd site
Dual occupancy proposed for Sydney Ave
Tender to be let for $12M aged care upgrade
Supermarket boom gate proposal open for comment
Designer wins award for Fishermen's Wharf restaurant
Council urges refusal of 18-unit Farnell Rd proposal
Intersection upgrades could affect building setbacks
Shop-top housing proposal 'should be refused' - council
Manufactured home proposed for Patonga
Other promises have not been met
Will dishonoured pledges be rolled out again?
So long, Ettalong
Full vaccination rate at 85 per cent
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Arts and craft centre resumes classes
Writers' festival plan June event
Who may ride their bike to school?
Voluntary ethics teachers wanted at Umina
College announces 2022 student leaders
Special procedure for early student pick-up
Learning furniture up-cycling skills
Selected for national indoor bowls team
Bridge club members to wear best hats
Information about bronze medallion course
'Come and try' cricket
Tour de Central Coast cruise leg starts at Woy Woy
Calling out for age managers
Representative netball coaches appointed
Sports grants available for local clubs



Woy Woy wharf opened in front of invited guests

The Woy Woy wharf was opened in front of invited guests on Monday, October 25, with ribbon-cutting by Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch and Central Coast Council administrator Mr Rik Hart.

"What a beautiful day to officially open Woy Woy town centre's new wharf," Mr Crouch said.

"After 14 months of construction, today marks the first day of the new wharf being open to everyone in our community.

"The project features a floating pontoon, dedicated fishing area, boardwalk, new seating benches including smart benches with mobile phone charging capability, banner poles and landscaping.

"It was fantastic to see the new wharf in action today with Central Coast Ferries already putting it to good use."

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch said: "The wharf has been a long journey for the community and it is the community who deserved to open the wharf and witness this historical event."

"This has been in the pipeline since 2011 and in 2018 we pushed the NSW Liberal Government to give us our wharf when 4000 people signed our petition."

"Today after three months of sitting and waiting, despite the wharf being complete, the fence was taken down for the official ribbon cutting ceremony to which the community were not invited."

For the official ceremony Ms Tesch invited 91-year-old local historian Ms Gwen Dundon as well as Australian Ferry Society president Mr John Bennett.

Ms Dundon said: "I am so happy for the ferry owners that come in here because it really has been terrible for them at high tides for so many years, with the old wharf often going under the water.

"This wharf is a huge improvement and can only bring more tourists to Woy Woy. The wharf has always been of importance to Woy Woy in the past, and in the present to some extent."

Ms Tesch said: "It is a shame our community were not able to enjoy this facility during lockdown and I hope that other community resources are not put on hold again for ribbon cutting and formalities.

"Today people were already fishing off the wharf, riding their bikes along the path, enjoying their morning coffee on the benches and looking at the magnificent view off our wharf."

In a social media post, Central Coast Ferries thanked Ms Tesch, Mr Crouch and Central Coast Council "for this $5.65 million project to replace the old wharf with a more modern floating pontoon wharf that will greatly improve accessibility for our disabled and elderly ferry passengers".

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