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10 Jul 2023
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Free shuttle ferry service starts today
No extra cleaning for Pearl Beach amenities, says Hart
Man charged after woman dies on Ocean Beach Rd
Bank celebrates 25 years of community bank model
Three Rotarians to take part in Variety Bash
Peninsula donations build house for Cambodian family
Club's oldest member attends changeover
Volunteers wanted for Wednesday morning dunecare
Woy Woy library celebrates 75 years
CWA members make bread and butter pudding
Woy Woy Rotary holds changeover dinner
Dementia cafe provides social get together
Naidoc Week event well attended
Aged care costs presented at Woy Woy library
No objection to tourist map, but . . .
Rotary club represented at district changeover
Smartphone workshops held at Patonga
Men's Shed to decide whether to relocate garden beds
Men's Shed makes hive boxes for native bees
Weekend of training for Marine Rescue
Aged care provider nominated for business award
Australian film features at Pearl Beach movie matinee
Social evening for Rotary club
Men's Shed help with Tea Cosy Expo
Local women wanted for Women's Advisory Council
Reid calls for mindful use of plastics
Strategic planning for veterans' support services
Second lowest June rainfall in 19 years
Height exception requested to fix flats' roof leaks
Three-unit proposal supported despite non-compliance
Brickwharf Rd decision shows benefits of submissions
Planning Panel calls on council to involve it in appeals
Residents encouraged to request landscape plans
Panel approves DA involving council staff member
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First residents to move into aged care extensions
Breastscreen bus leaves after another season
Aunty Di joins Hall of Fame for dedication to service
Umina health service wins Patients First Award
Accreditation review includes 'a lot of positive feedback'
Provider calls for more aged care funding
Ready to get back in the pool
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Actors sought to fill two lead roles in October
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Double-header at next folk club concert
Festival seeks administrative support volunteer
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Finished projects shown at patchwork group
Course about painting from photos
Bishop leads mass for school's 100th anniversary
Dressing up as 100-year-olds
'Game On' for Umina disco
Jack Edmunds wins Excelsior Award
College features teacher profile in social media
Mariners' vibe manager visits local schools
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Students invited to submit 90-second video speech
Two students spell their way to represent school
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School visit mentioned in Federal parliament
Umina E-Gals win 4-0 against Kincumber
Handicap Pairs championship final played at Umina
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Bridge club holds annual winter teams championship
Tour de Central Coast is just over the half way mark
Terrigal women have clinical win
Four life memberships awarded by surf club
One-sided clash saw Gosford run out winners
Third loss at home for Southern-Ettalong
Terrigal wins in scrappy soccer match
Warnervale win in a one-sided match



Free shuttle ferry service starts today

A free shuttle ferry service will start today (Monday, July 10) between Wagstaffe and Ettalong wharfs, while ferry diversion timetables are in place.

Due to shifting sand bars in the Ettalong Channel, ferry services have been operating to a diversion timetable, with services from Palm Beach currently terminating at Patonga.

A free shuttle bus has been in operation since June 19, linking Ettalong and Patonga wharfs.

The intention to operate a shuttle ferry service was announced at the time.

The shuttle ferry will operate during peak weekday travel times, from 6:15am to 8:45am and from 4pm to 7pm, as well as weekends.

Departure from Wagstaffe wharf to Ettalong wharf will be about 45 minutes before the Palm Beach ferry leaves Patonga.

For passengers travelling from Ettalong to Wagstaffe, the ferry shuttle will leave Ettalong wharf about 35 minutes after the Palm Beach ferry arrives at Patonga.

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch said: "This shuttle ferry, along with the shuttle bus, is a proactive interim measure for our community's transport needs, as we work towards a comprehensive dredging plan."

She said she was in daily contact with Transport for NSW as they worked to implement short and long-term dredging.

Ms Tesch welcomed the announcement of this ferry, which is the final connection needed to ensure temporary transport continuity during this time.

"The shuttle ferry is another means to assist passengers access the vital public transport route, allowing passengers from Wagstaffe to travel to Ettalong Beach."

More information about the free shuttle bus service and timetable changes is available on the Transport for NSW website,

More information on the free shuttle ferry service will be provided as it becomes available at, Ms Tesch said.

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