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Collapse Issue 549:<br />25 Jul 2022<br />_____________Issue 549:
25 Jul 2022
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Umina loses its last bank branch
Census figures show increased skew to older age
Bruce Judd celebrates 93rd birthday
Brigade members help a neighbour
Dr Reid visits CWA branch
Beekeepers urged to remain vigilant
Missing children found
Trees planted in Lone Pine Ave for National Tree Day
Council plants dune vegetation for National Tree Day
Umina man wins $2.6 million
Retired principal to stand for Legislative Council
Garbage truck dumps its load in Ettalong
Woytopia festival stalls available
Council to discuss including youth in community life
Queen Jubilee grant for mature waterfront fig tree
Clean4Shore removes polystyrene from Patonga
Community spirit shown in beach clean-up
Historic ferry 'in action again'
Greens ask Minister for immediate council elections
CWA branch attends inquiry into homelessness
CWA branch sells jams through local cafe
Take care around schools, Crouch urges
Wettest year recorded in 18 years
Review sought of Paton St refusal
ACF branch calls for Austin Butler sale to be rescinded
Petition started for Ettalong foreshore lighting
Approval granted for 273 Peninsula trees
Feature native vegetation for a better business plan
Council should have started rock pool safety work
Will history repeat itself?
Work at aged care home continues despite rain
Aged care home suffers virus outbreak
Central Coast Health provides boosters at Woy Woy
Mental health sessions offered
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Pearl Beach Singers to hold concert
Little Theatre stages David Williamson's Travelling North
Winners of ephemeral art trail announced
Plenty of patchwork projects at crafts centre
Volunteers wanted for book fair
Teacher has baby girl
School raises seven times heart appeal target
Cheerleading team qualifies for national championships
Replacing lantana with local species
Daisy is Griffin of the Week
Designing and controlling their own models
Grandparents' day at St John's
School creates Year 2 Museum
Savannah is 14th in the state
Target program interviews to be held in August
Students prepare for Laycock St showcase
Preschool takes part in National Pyjama Week
Chickens at community childcare
Picnic lunch at Ettalong for Education Week
School athletics carnival postponed
Parents reminded to observe parking signage
President's Cup attracts 11 bridge pairs
Umina women finally complete Major Singles
Roosters to hold Old Boys Day
League Tag win against Terrigal
Surf clubs hold pool rescue championships
Applications open for netball representative season
Junior basketball season starts
Round one defeats in pennant competition
Presented with reserve champion prizes
Roosters' Reserves win Terrigal game
Softball registrations open
Swans presentation night
Touch coaches wanted for representative season
Soccer presentation postponed until October



CWA branch attends inquiry into homelessness

The Woy Woy branch of the Country Women's Association has attended the State Inquiry into Homelessness amongst Older People Aged Over 55 in New South Wales, held at Central Coast Council Chambers in Wyong last week.

Branch president Ms Jane Bowtell and CWA NSW policy manager Mr Andrew Connolly.

Also attending was branch member Ms Johanna Reygersberg, whose motion to the CWA State conference led to their invitation to address the inquiry.

The motion resulted in a submission being made to the NSW Legislative Council advocating for an increased supply and availability of affordable housing and crisis accommodation in rural, regional and outer metropolitan areas.

It called for funding for a specialist older person's housing information and support service, comprising of both early intervention and crisis response.

It requested the priority age for social house eligibility be lowered from 80 years "as a matter of urgency".

The submission also sought "building 5000 social and affordable homes per year for 10 years, at least 20 per cent of which to be dedicated to older people".

Ms Bowtell said: "After the Legislative Council received this submission, we were invited to attend the inquiry and provide witness statements pertaining to our personal and professional experiences surrounding homelessness amongst older people in NSW.

"We are thankful for the opportunity to represent our community and provide a voice for the voiceless.

"This is not the end, but the beginning of what will hopefully signal massive social change."

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