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8 Aug 2022
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The Peninsula puts in front of us what we must do
Men's Shed project may not have started without grant
Public comment sought on draft street banner policy
Partial Peninsula power outage
Union seeks inquiry into bank branch closures
Demographic changes shown in online graphs
Clean4Shore completes Patonga clean-up plan
Please take survey, koala group urges
Donations collected for Homelessness Week
Rotary club holds charity golf day
Anglicans appoint new Peninsula rector
Uniting minister to leave parish
Mike Curley dies just short of 85th birthday
Phyll O'Regan dies at 94
Mangrove Creek holding tank loses water
Bushfire fund to support local innovators
Why do we do what we do?
Month ends with highest July and annual rainfall figures
Dual occupancy proposed for Brittania St
Four units proposed for Waratah Ave site
Revised application removes garage and second access
No details of three-unit proposal available
Are any council staff acting on its climate change policy?
Procrastination on climate change policy
More than 1000 active cases remain
Aged care home cleared of coronavirus
Hospital introduces tighter visiting restrictions
Aged care provider expects more long-term residents
New aged care wellbeing manager appointed
Building works continue despite rain
Hospital system 'failing the community', says Tesch
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Echoes of Laurel Canyon at Troubadour folk club
Patchwork group is 'powering along'
A change of scene
Cleaners awarded in Education Week
Public education appreciation awards to college staff
Kindergarten celebrates 100 days
College student member of winning YouthRock band
Association raises $2500 at athletics carnival
Pyjama day raises $400
School defers Education Week celebration
Book parade held to celebrate Book Week
Busy rehearsing on guitars
Parents to meet at Umina campus
Touch team comes fifth in the State
Day of friendship at college
Dressed as their possible future selves
Personal best in gymnastics
Booking open for family Kindergarten interviews
Naidoc activities held at Woy Woy campus
Students and parents explore curriculum options
College team make it to Oztag semi-finals
Lesson on social media careers
Students engage in 'quality learning experiences'
Woy Woy Junior Rugby Football Club players' photo
Southern Ettalong United retains fourth spot
Umina comes second in youth pool rescue event
Learn to instruct Learn-to-Swim
Cricket coach and players wanted
Open pairs championship for bridge club
Bridge club holds super congress online
Cricket club to hold sportsman's lunch
Bridge promotions
First win to Swans under-11s



Are any council staff acting on its climate change policy?

Are there any staff working and acting on this council's vital climate change policy?

I sent a letter to the council enquiring about this policy, and received a six-line acknowledgement.

Totally opposed to this treatment and seeking more information, I attempted to phone an officer named in the reply.

This proved to be the first dead-end.

Undaunted, I phoned the general number to be entertained with a repetitious melody devoid of any human voice to advise me if I would be served within the next hour.

To receive attention, it seemed I would need to attend council's Wyong office, travelling by rail.

Upon arrival, I explained all the background to an officer, who then attempted to contact the officer named in my reply without success.

Having failed with the first enquiry, the officer then attempted to contact other officers again without success.

The attempts to contact any council officer to answer my questions were futile.

As time passed and the council officer needed to present a competent administration, an alternative was identified in the position of urban design.

I assured the officer an urban designer was not qualified to answer questions on the many facets of climate action.

This episode is a lesson for all residents who believe Administrator Hart's constant verbiage that the council is in sustainable administration.

While I was at Wyong, I asked an officer to provide me with the increased cost to maintain roads in the LGA.

This information was not available but should be public knowledge, especially for the Peninsula.

The council's administration needs an external audit sooner rather than later.

Does the Administrator expect Peninsula residents to attend another community meeting about the policy to repeat the same comments they made in February 2019?

It is ludicrous for the council to have inquiry officers when there is a serious deficiency of staff behind the front desk.

Take the train to Wyong to experience the amalgamation first hand.

It's no surprise rates have increased.

All methods of communication failed.

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