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13 May 2024
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High density planning controls start today
Washed out!
Three groups join for Ettalong foreshore tree proposal
Soccer president wins community service award
Two derelict boats removed from Patonga
Club suffers suspected data breach
Marine Rescue unit is second busiest
Fire brigade asked to help ambulance service*
Groups campaigns for permanent removal of shark nets
Anderson Park playground to be moved to Spencer
Regulator unsure of spearpoint compliance
Chamber calls for crossing collaboration
Rotary members attend assembly at Penrith*
Meet new friends at Rotary morning coffee*
Joint presidency and directorships for Rotary board*
Brigade asks people to consider donating to flood relief*
CWA branch presents $1900 to court service
Memories of the airstrip
Opportunity to find out more about CWA branch*
CWA opens Wednesday morning 'shop'
Brigade holds First Aid and resuscitation refresher*
Surf club attends two Anzac ceremonies
Gentle Storytime offered at Woy Woy library*
Historian retraces route of first car to reach Woy Woy
Father Timothy formally installed
Justice of the Peace service at information centre*
Fire at laundromat*
Mary Mac's hamper room topped up
Biggest Morning Tea event includes entertainment
Community garden promotes 'seed library'
Seniors' centre on the lookout for skilled individuals*
Dr Swain leads his final Anzac service
Produce swap to be held at community garden*
Fire brigade holds session for trainees*
Wheelchair basketball among the holiday activities*
Youth Yarn Up to be held at Mingaletta*
The highest May rainfall in 20 years already
Gun-barrel application reveals discussion with planners
Aged care home waits for construction certificate
Funding needed for beach, but not to destroy dunes
Water rates head north while service heads south
Three sites are ripe for redevelopment*
Outstanding image captures features of Anzac Day
Development of Tuggerah will affect Peninsula*
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Artist raises awareness and money for mental health
Ami Williamson and Nerida Curry to perform at folk club
Conservatorium student concerts at Pearl Beach
Sydney Writers Festival events streamed free*
Winter jackets have arrived
School principal retires after 48 years
Chosen for commitment to learning
Offered a full-time traineeship
Canteen orders must be made by 9:15am*
Two students named 'Stars of the Week'*
Confirmation information night
Parents to meet this week*
Students selected for State rugby league championships
Unwanted uniforms wanted*
Bicycle group ride will be led by recumbent tandem
The Giant Killers meet their match
Ocean Beach returns from Aussies with four medals*
Canteen and bar staff wanted
Charity bowlers raise $1135
Surf club installs community access defibrillator
Ettalong pair win NSW competition
Little Aths committee members wanted
Bleak and rainy day for park run
Pelicans win 14 medals at national championships
Umina pennant teams wins all rinks in all games
Roosters Old Boys Day moves to June 9
Razorbacks account for Woy Woy in one-sided tussle*
Southern and Ettalong take first victory of the season
All the Swans got a game*
Soccer defeat for Woy Woy in round four*
Little Athletics holds 40th birthday celebrations*



Chamber calls for crossing collaboration

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has called on the NSW State Government and Central Coast Council to collaborate to find solutions for the Rawson Rd level crossing.

The call follows the recent rail crossing incident on Friday night.

"Despite repeated requests from the Peninsula Chamber, neither Central Coast Council nor the NSW State Government have made any substantive attempt to resolve the rail crossing dilemma", said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales.

"We have had yet another serious incident at the rail crossing that caused major disruptions to commuters and the local community.

"Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the collision," said Mr Wales.

"However, so far, we have been fortunate that these repeated collisions haven't caused a train derailment and all the awful consequences that that entails.

"Clearly both the NSW State Government and the local Council have put the project in the too-hard basket and the community gets stuck with an ever-increasing safety problem that is only going to get worse.

"The existing intersection at the Rawson Rd rail crossing is becoming more congested and an increasing safety risk.

"This issue will now have an elevated importance following the NSW State Government's decision to declare Woy Woy town centre a Transport Orientated Development hub."

Mr Wales said: "The Chamber wants the Government and Council to consider installing traffic lights on the Railway St and Rawson Rd legs of the intersection with traffic lights on the western side of the rail crossing to reduce the likelihood of further accidents," he said.

"The existing rail crossing warning lights and boom gates should be retained as part of major synchronised upgrade of the intersection.

"These improvements would improve traffic flow and safety both during normal traffic conditions and when the rail crossing is in operation.

"At the moment, navigating the intersection even when the rail crossing is not operating is becoming increasingly dangerous and is compounded during peak periods.

"We have to start putting in place a more feasible financial solution to the rail crossing replacement and stop procrastinating as to who is responsible," he said.

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