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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



Vales Point affects our health

Why should Peninsula residents be concerned about Vales Point coal-fired power station which is some 50 kilometres north of us?

For their health and that of their children and grandchildren.

The station, owned by Delta Electricity, is the major dangerous emissions operator on the Central Coast.

Too far away to matter? Not at all.

The two coal fired-power stations on the Coast, Eraring and Vales Point, produce 17 per cent of the pollution in Sydney!

The dangers from that pollution in our area are several, including asthma and cancer.

The main agent of danger is nitrogen dioxide, or NO2.

According to the science on NO2, its impact on the Peninsula has been significant, even deadly.

The asthma of at least five per cent of local children has been linked to toxic pollution from Vales Point in particular.

The rates of breast and prostate cancer on the Peninsula to which NO2 has been linked are above the state average.

Vales Point station has twice been granted five-year exemptions from the legal cap on such emissions and has applied for another five-year exemption which will allow NO2 emissions almost double the cap.

The Environment Protection Authority has until the end of the year to decide whether a third exemption should be granted.

Delta has done little to limit its emissions. Eraring has done so.

Yet the major shareholders in Delta have earned hundreds of millions from it.

Delta should not be allowed to endanger the health of the community further.

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