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7 Feb 2022
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More medium and high density housing proposed
Details of new ambulance station 'inadequate' - Tesch
Community views about local newspapers surveyed
Banner policy move follows Australia Day request
Council defends its use of the Australian flag
Council to pursue special rates variation application
The Bays group to hold annual meeting
Woy Woy man on drink charges after falling overboard
Rotary club raises $2500 through bingo
Two books for CWA book club
Monthly car boot sale planned
Whale tail sculptures restored
Uniting Church service online
Cooking competition winners
Ferry diverted
Appeal raises $2000 for hall maintenance
Christmas display raises $2600 for charity
Supported playgroup at Mingaletta
Bays group gets its own QR code
Rotary club celebrates 46 years
Rotary holds relaxed social evening
Rotary appeal accepts donations for Tonga
Another two 'for the Peninsula'
Waiting list started for opening night tickets
Rain over three days nears January total
Housing strategy aims for 25 per cent increase
Better than increasing Peninsula housing density?
Housing strategy report provides Peninsula profile
Housing discussion: the questions
Proposal for four apartments on The Esplanade
Residents object to Timbertop Dr tree removal
Portal problems acknowledged
Resubmitted Ferry Rd application lacks documentation
Dual occupancy open for comment without plans
Pearl Beach secondary dwelling set back from lagoon
Housing discussion paper deserves factual response
Nature's forces give a glimpse of the future
Headline accurately predicts the future
Fast train: Keep election promises within cooee of reality
Active coronavirus cases reported drop below 600
Aged care home comes out of lockdown in stages
School community member tests positive
Hospital prepares for expansion
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Little Theatre plans short play festival
Woy Woy South swimming carnival on Wednesday
Drive through collection for rapid antigen tests
Continuing as Ettalong relieving principal
Karen Wardlaw takes on principal role at Umina Beach
New staff start at Woy Woy South
Year 7 camp postponed
Brisbane Water wins interclub bridge event
Men's Fours championship won
Bridge club holds red point events
A gala day of bowls, barbecue and raffle
Family discounts for board riders
Jacob qualifies with personal best
Delayed Major Pairs championship finally played
Back in the water for the Iron Series
Southern Spirit cricket results
Significant milestones for Ben and William
First Aid teams win gold
Umina Bunnies hold junior registration days
Netball association seeks expressions of interest
Roosters junior training starts
Thomson stays on as media contact
Veteran singles



Housing discussion: the questions

Central Coast Council's housing strategy discussion paper contains 12 questions.

They are:

Should Council require some apartments to be developed as accessible dwellings (suited to older people and people with a disability)?

What should Council do to facilitate the provision of more affordable housing?

Should Council encourage the redevelopment of more medium density dwellings, including townhouses and retrofitting secondary dwellings?

As working from home becomes more common, do we need to design our homes differently to provide workspaces, or are our existing dwellings adequate?

Which areas do you think are well-suited to additional housing?

Do you agree with this vision for housing on the Central Coast in the future?

What types of housing do you think are most beneficial to the wider community?

What can be done to ensure that housing is sustainable?

Have you been able to find a dwelling that meets your needs? Do you think you will need a different type of dwelling in the future?

Should housing development be contained to the existing urban area to protect land for agriculture and to maintain the scenic qualities for the Central Coast, or should we allow the urban area to expand into the rural area?

How can we better balance the challenges of the Central Coast's growing population whilst at the same time protecting the natural environment and neighbourhood character of our existing residential areas?

Which centres do you think are suitable for higher density housing?

Answers to these questions and feedback will be accepted by Central Coast Council until February 28.

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