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13 Dec 2021
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Regional plan unclear on intentions for the Peninsula
Workshop about planning on the Peninsula discussed
Residents' group calls for 'healthy' ambulance station
Woy Woy power cut by 'overhead line damage'
Blackwall Rd session held with one day's notice
Rubbish removed from Woy Woy Bays area
Annual Christmas lights to raise money for charity
Joice Tee celebrates 102nd birthday at her home
Meeting at arboretum discusses koala relocation
Lions Club car boot sale resumes
Final CWA market for the year
Council proposes 10-year leases of community facilities
Council media release praises Morrison government
Umina Rotary presents awards to two members
Great day at Christmas Fair
Marine Rescue wins grant for remote-controlled lifebuoy
Men's Shed holds annual sale
Men's shed elects new committee
Peter Swain leads Remembrance Day service
Competition raises $2000 for hall upgrade
Low rate of disability employment, Tesch tells unions
Water quality declines according to 'report card'
December market cancelled
Deluge brings majority of monthly rainfall
Local lifestyle promoted in draft regional plan
Planning needs to reflect other council policies - GUST
Panel decision expected on Alfred St proposal
Semi-basement parking proposed for dual occupancy
Planning Panel to review Jedaclew proposal for Ettalong
Three units proposed for $1.2 million development
Webb Rd application quotes from Gallipoli Ave approval
Vales Point affects our health
The community needs to find a new strategy
Exclusion is still commonplace for people with disability
Council not answering questions of project justification
Successful stall
Governments have failed to address disability - Tesch
Village residents play 'elf on the shelf'
Peninsula records first coronavirus case in five weeks
Free group exercise program for women
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Bays group confirms art show dates
Phegans Bay artists win Bouddi Foundation awards
Christmas party and concert for Troubadour
Five free Peninsula events in Coastal Twist festival
Year 12 students offered 'early entry'
Photos taken at presentation days for parents
Gingerbread office
Learning about leaf insects and hermit crabs
Last session for next year's kindergarten
Reading in Challenge for four years
Staff win annual sports competition with students
Living the Dream!
Lesley Swales wins bowls official of the year award
Bridge club results
Netball games and grading convenor wanted
Southern Spirit cricket results
Junior ironperson round held at Umina
Junior Lifesaver representatives chosen
Awards presented at President and Officers' Day
Seagull Nippers start fifth season
Simo returns
Award for Di Barrymore
Peninsula Ducks softball results
Umina Bunnies hold presentation day
New office bearers at bowling club



Regional plan unclear on intentions for the Peninsula

Woy Woy "offers opportunities for revitalisation through the development of a cohesive public domain approach that supports a vibrant and safe town centre for residents and visitors", according to the draft Central Coast Regional Plan 2041 announced last week.

The document does not explain what it means by the statement and no further detail is given.

Talking of the Peninsula generally, it states: "Development proposals will need to protect the scenic quality and retain the unique environmental character of the area.

"At the same time, development will need to be limited in environmental hazard areas of the Woy Woy Peninsula.

"It will also need to consider sustainable ways of accommodating short stays for visitors.

"Increased housing choices will be focused close to public transport and need to consider traffic impacts."

The draft plan does not describe how these statements differ from what is currently claimed for the Peninsula.

It says: "By adopting a 15-minute region, it allows everyone on the Central Coast to meet most of their daily needs within a short walk or bike ride of their home.

"This will reduce traffic and parking congestion in ... Woy Woy, as well as improve healthy lifestyles through sustainable exercise of walking and cycling."

It says: "Central Coast Council's Greener Places Strategy identifies five suburbs on the Woy Woy Peninsula for priority planting to mitigate urban heat island effects.

"This should be enhanced through further urban greening opportunities, including tree planting on private land and on land used for schools, health facilities, parks and golf courses."

The plan does not indicate any intention to increase deep soil areas or enforce setback requirements to allow tree planting in future developments, or to reduce development intensity.

Instead, it states: "Development proposals must demonstrate future residents will be within a 15-minute walk of green infrastructure, such as parks, woodlands, gardens, waterways and street trees."

It also states: "The local centres of Umina and Ettalong also will be promoted for their potential for increased numbers of people enjoying their lifestyle and vibrancy."

The draft plan is available at is currently open for public comment.

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