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27 Jun 2022
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Dog population expected to be more than 8000 by 2032
NRMA signs memorandum with Darkinjung
Tree vandalism to be raised with Council
Chamber calls on Council to maintain Ettalong
Intersection upgrades to proceed following State Budget
Despite false rumours, we are here to stay
Book fair raises $2000 for PCYC
Woy Woy school continues to collect bottle caps
'Coffee with a cop' at Woy Woy
Students invited to submit films about democracy
MPs attend Dying with Dignity meeting
Students convince Rotary club about First Aid donation
Free technology classes in Ettalong
MediSim workshops for Marine Rescue members
New MP holds thank you barbecue
Gordon Reid opens electorate office in West Gosford
Reid urges support for winter appeal for Coast Shelter
Church holds trivia night for disaster relief
June rainfall may be lowest in 18 years
Alfred St 'shop-top' proposal resubmitted for review
New planning controls to start in August, says Crouch
Audit finds failure to manage State planning portal risks
Caricature of planning diverts from what is really needed
Another botched waterfront park?
Conflict between estuary management and masterplan
Waterfront plan has estuary impacts
Active cases jump by 23 per cent in a fortnight
Aged care building work progresses in sunny weather
Employment program students graduate
Volunteers wanted to socialise with elderly residents
Hospital waiting times increase by up to 21 per cent
Roofing work completed ahead of schedule
Teachers set to strike on Thursday
Grant for project to build bee garden
School needs canteen volunteers
School to celebrate Naidoc Week
Woy Woy Bowling Club closes its doors after 90 years
Grant Watson wins Umina Minor Singles Championship
Umina women's triples championship
Sighted guides wanted for low vision athletes
'Relaxed' ride around Brisbane Water
Free AFL clinic
Bridge club holds annual Teams of Three match
Bowls pennant side managers needed
Southern Spirit seeks junior registrar
Clubhouse gets a roof
Woy Woy Wombats seek winter water polo interest
Water polo coaches and managers wanted



Another botched waterfront park?

Thank you Peninsula News for bringing to my attention Central Coast Council Woy Woy Waterfront plan.

Our family is a heavy user of this public asset.

We use Pelican Park. We attend the dawn services. We often visit fishermen's wharf for a meal. I launch my boat from the ramp and most mornings I cycle along the waterfront.

I've studied this plan in detail.

Yet again, it's clear our town planners are woefully incompetent. Is it the same people who designed the fantastically-botched Gosford waterfront park? It would appear so.

A "palm grove"? Is that a joke?

The waterfront has some of the most beautiful mature native trees and shrubs.

Palm trees will stick out like a sore thumb.

Council want to demolish a beautiful natural area and cover it in concrete.

The sculpture park is a totally horrible idea from an environmental point of view.

A "gateway fountain" in front of a pub?

It doesn't take an Einstein to work out this will quickly become a "gateway urinal".

They're bloody hideous things.

The "Woy Woy baths' will never work.

It's a murky body of water with ribbon weed, petrol and rubbish.

Do it properly and make it a concrete outdoor recreational swimming pool like the Boyd Charlton pool at Woolloomooloo, or do nothing at all and let it revert back to its natural state.

No one except the owners of a nearby hotel wants to demolish Pelican Park.

The new one slapped together is cheap, crap and has nowhere for parents and families to gather except maybe the newly proposed "Kiosk" next to a hotel.

So no longer can the public eat packed lunches and drinks.

We would be forced to spend $60 buying food and drink from a licensed proprietor.

The "Beach Shack/Kayak hire" is a terrible idea.

That area of the foreshore is ecologically very sensitive, with lots of small native birds and local plants.

There is absolutely no where for parking either.

Nor do I want a Disneyland feel to what is a quiet and peaceful area enjoyed by locals.

Let's be honest, most of what's designed will never get built.

Council won't have enough funds.

It's just a sales pitch to funnel as much traffic as possible to a nearby hotel and their new "Kiosk".

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