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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



Council defends its use of the Australian flag

Central Coast Council has defended its use of the Australian flag, despite the fact it did not display banners featuring the flag for Australia Day in West St, Umina.

However, council general manager Mr David Farmer has defended the move saying: "Council has not stated that it will not be flying the Australian Flag on Australia Day.

"The banners that line West St in Umina commemorate 100 years of Ocean Beach Surf Club; a significant milestone that acknowledges Ocean Beach Surf Club's contributions to the community for the last century."

He said Council did fly the Australian Flag on Australia Day, and "proudly displays the Australian Flag at the Wyong administration building year-round, alongside the Australian Aboriginal Flag, Torres Strait Islander Flag, New South Wales State Flag and the Central Coast Council Flag.

"Council has an annual program of installing banners in our town centres," Mr Farmer said. "These banners comprise of various designs which acknowledge some significant national occasions, including Anzac Day and Naidoc Week;

"They acknowledge and support significant local occasions and events, including Ocean Beach Surf Club Centenary;

"They support local businesses, including Council's Buy Local campaign;

"They also celebrate our towns' unique identities using bright colours and the town's name.

"Council recognises the historical significance of Australia Day, and delivers annual, inclusive events that invite the whole community to come together.

"Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Council's 2022 Australia Day events at The Entrance foreshore and Woy Woy foreshore were cancelled due to public safety concerns."

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