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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
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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
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Council not answering questions of project justification
Successful stall
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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
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Christmas party and concert for Troubadour
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Photos taken at presentation days for parents
Gingerbread office
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Reading in Challenge for four years
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Bridge club results
Netball games and grading convenor wanted
Southern Spirit cricket results
Junior ironperson round held at Umina
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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



Local lifestyle promoted in draft regional plan

A 15-minute region where locals could access their needs within a short walk or cycle is the focus of a renewed 20-year vision for the Central Coast released by the NSW Government for community feedback.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the draft Central Coast Regional Plan 2041 sets out how state and local governments would deliver housing, jobs and infrastructure to support the region's growth for the next 20 years.

"This is our blueprint to ensure the Central Coast prospers and the community's feedback is critical to make sure we get it right," Mr Crouch said.

"Tourism will play a major role in helping our region recover from the pandemic, which is why we proposed strategies to keep public transport operating later and allow bars and galleries to open longer in our tourist hotspots.

"Housing affordability is a key priority and the Plan would set up a group of housing experts and service providers to track and supply the land, housing and infrastructure needed for communities to thrive."

Mr Crouch went on to quote Planning Minister Mr Rob Stokes, Urban Design Institute of Australia regional chair Mr Caine King and Business NSW regional director Ms Paula Martin in support of the plan, but no local community representatives.

Mr Crouch said: "The draft Central Coast Regional Plan 2041 Plan sets out strategies for how government and stakeholders would work together to achieve its seven key objectives which centre on jobs, aboriginal self-determination, housing, green infrastructure and net zero emissions."

The draft plan is available at

Members of the public may make submissions until Friday, March 4.

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