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Love Heart of Nature is international Drone Photo of the Year

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Major construction work has started on accessibility upgrades at Ourimbah Railway Station, coinciding with scheduled trackwork... See page 4

Out&About

Volunteers from across the Coast were recognised for their outstanding contribution to their communities at a special virtual ceremony for the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Jim Picot of Blue Bay has won Photo of the Year, and two others Commended, in the international Drone Photo Awards 2020.

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Independent financial expert to be appointed over Council’s serious financial situation

Central Coast Council has advised the Office of Local Government that it has a serious financial situation and faces an immediate and serious liquidity issue. Council announced on Tuesday, October 6, that a review of the budget revealed that its position had deteriorated since the March 2020 result. The deficit reported at that time of $41M, is now expected to increase to $89M. Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, has instructed the Office of Local Government (OLG) to appoint an independent financial expert and a human resources adviser to ascertain Council’s true financial position and identify options to address the issues as quickly as possible. OLG has already held discussions with Council’s CEO, Gary Murphy, and senior staff, and will continue to closely

monitor the Council to ensure its ongoing sustainability. The Council’s audited annual financial statements are due to be formally lodged with the OLG by November 30. The audit will be conducted by the NSW Auditor-General. Also, it seems that Council might have breached the Local Government Act. Council says that some expenditure over the past 12 to18 months might have resulted in restricted funds being used contrary to the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993. This is still under investigation. CEO, Gary Murphy, ordered the reviews after a previous audit and report did not reveal the issues currently under investigation. Council was refusing interviews on Tuesday, October 6, after it issued the media announcement. Council’s finances are the

subject of a Notice of Motion (NOM) for the October 12 meeting. Crs Greg Best, Troy Marquart, Bruce McLachlan and Jilly Pilon called their Motion, “Collapse of Confidence in Council’s Internal Controls and Financial Management”. The NOM says that Council is concerned by the recent NSW Audit Office report about Council’s “internal controls” over local infrastructure contributions (LICs) where serious concerns were raised around risks associated with Administration of LICs, highlighting that up until June 2019, this Council unlawfully accessed $13.2M for unapproved administration activities. It says Council’s confidence is significantly eroded in the knowledge that four Chief Financial Officers have resigned or been replaced in the past three years, and that this Council is

currently recruiting. The NOM listed other issues of concern: “the extraordinary waste of millions of dollars through actively terminating binding contracts and willingly paying extensive damages”; Council’s lack of internal controls and transparency resulting in abandoning its $171M Gosford Art Centre; and, an escalating NSW Court List associated with the Council. It said that Council had an infrastructure spending backlog worth more than $200M. It questioned Council’s “processes leading up to the extinguishment and refund of a $5M State Government Grant for a Community Walkway” at Winney Bay. The NOM said staffing levels were now up by some 500 full time employees since the amalgamation with total Council employment being about 2,500 staff plus $9M in Contractors,

some being remunerated at $1,300 a day. It also warned about its recent borrowings and older loans that had an interest rate of 6.25 percent. Ittalkedaboutthe“extraordinary risks” that Council faced because of its stance on Warnervale airport, where trees need to be trimmed to improve landing angles. The NOM finishes with a request that Council take a proactive, responsible and self reporting position by requesting the Office of Local Government, the Audit Office and the Minister step in with an appropriate Review Team to identify issues and appoint a temporary independent chief financial officer as Review Oversight. The matter will be debated at Council’s meeting on Monday, October 12. Merilyn Vale

Yerin Aboriginal Health Services, based in Wyong, has received a $200,000 financial boost from the NSW Government to help more Aboriginal people... See page 31

Sport

The Wyong Roos defeated the Maitland Pickers 60-nil in Round 11 of the Newcastle Toohey’s Cup to secure the Minor Premiership and book their spot in the preliminary finals. See page 40

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We don’t want to be Sydney’s 'dumping ground' - Tesch

A site in Norah Head has been revealed as the Central Coast’s number one extreme bushfire risk area.

Opinions are divided on the performance of Central Coast Council, three years after its first councillors were elected, following amalgamation...

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St Huberts Island Bridge before the planned works

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Legend Lachie in rip rescue

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School Strike 4 Climate rally held

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Love Heart of Nature is international Drone Photo of the Year The first cultural element has been installed at Leagues Club Field in the form of large timber poles decorated with traditional Aboriginal art.

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Major construction work has started on accessibility upgrades at Ourimbah Railway Station, coinciding with scheduled trackwork...

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Six northern community groups will share $16,000 in the latest round of Central Coast Council’s community grants..

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Wicks called to intervene in bridge dispute a very narrow footpath and no separation or protection from the passing traffic. “The lack of this protection coupled with the many trip hazards is just an accident waiting to happen.” Another group member Ms Carol Khouri said the proposed fence design “is incredibly ugly and not in any way in keeping with our beautiful suburbs of St Huberts Island and Daleys Point”. She said the council had only paid lip-service to community consultation, and had not responded to the community’s wishes. The St Huberts Island

Residents Association has also opposed the project and has continued to press for residents’ views to be respected. Association president Mr Ken Stewart said: “On April 17, when the association was advised by Council of its proposed galvanised weld-mesh safety barrier, we immediately realised what an over-powering addition this would be to our bridge. “We advised all the Island residents by letterbox drop showing the proposed barriers. “There was an overwhelming resident reaction with 223 responses, 160 seen by the association, sent to Council.

“The vast majority of replies from the respondents request the repainting and restoration of the existing bridge balustrade, and were appalled at the proposed weld-mesh barriers.” As Peninsula News went to press, Ms Wicks released a statement saying that she would meet with Central Coast Council in the coming week and “will continue to work with the residents around St Huberts Island to deliver a safer bridge for all”.

SOURCE: Media release, 15 Sep 2020 Stephen Ghent, Bridge Warriors Media statement, 18 Sep 2020 Lucy Wicks, Member for Robertson

Council to spend $7.5M from contribution plans A total of $7.472 million will be taken from Peninsula “developer contribution plans” to fund projects on the Peninsula over the next four years.

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Money for the plans are contributed by property developers as a condition of development approval, with the aim of funding public infrastructure required as a result of their developments. The details of capital works program projects funded by contributions plans were tabled at the Central Coast Council meeting on September 14. The report stated that the Minister of Planning and Public Spaces allowed the pooling of contributions across all of Council’s contributions plans from May 18. He required a four-year plan to be submitted to the Department

of Planning Infrastructure and Environment. Council staff submitted a plan with a total project expenditure of $93.59 million of which $79.62 million would come from developer contributions and $13.97 million from other sources. Despite the provision for pooling, the plan allocated no pooled funds to the Peninsula. The Peninsula has around 11.7 per cent of the Council’s population, but was allocated 9.4 per cent of the allocated funds. A total of $1.923 million was allocated for projects this financial year, with $550,000 going towards the Rogers Park redevelopment, $380,000 towards improvements at James Brown Oval and $315,000 altogether for playground upgrades at Australia Ave, Ryans

Rd and Brickwharf Rd. Dune stabalisation has been allocated $200,000 and beach access a further $100,000. “Sporting facility redevelopment” at Umina Oval has been allocated $160,000 this financial year towards a total project cost of $2.177 million. Other projects to receive contribution plan funding include reserve upgrades for the Woy Woy Waterfront Redevelopment, and at Mt Ettalong and other reserves. The plan earmarked $3.368 million for projects next financial year. This included $916,000 for “reserve upgrades” at the Woy Woy Waterfront Redevelopment, $690,000 for “sporting facility redevelopment” at Umina Oval, and $300,000 at each of Rogers Park and for further “reserve

upgrades” at Woy Woy Waterfront or at Lions Park. Amounts of $200,000 or more were allocated to upgrades at McEvoy Oval and Mt Ettalong reserve and for dune stabilisation. An amount of $100,000 was allocated for beach access and $80,000 for the Blackwall boat ramp. An upgrade to Blackwall Mountain reserve was allocated $50,000, of a total project cost of $435,000, and $100,000 was allocated to other reserve upgrades. In the financial year 2022-23, the plan allocated $1.48 million to Peninsula projects. The largest amount was $570,000 for the Blackwall boat ramp upgrade. The Umina oval sporting facility redevelopment was allocated

$250,000, dune stabilisation $200,000, while upgrades to the reserves at Mt Ettalong and Blackwall Mountain were given $175,000 and $130,000 respectively. Other projects including beach access, observation decks and interpretive signage received a total of $155,000. In the fourth year, 2023-24, only $601,000 has been allocated from contribution plans to projects on the Peninsula. The Blackwall Mountain reserve upgrade was allocated $255,000, dune stabilisation $183,000 and observation decks $100,000. A total of $62,000 was allocated to beach access upgrades and to interpretive signage.

SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 4.1, 14 Sep 2020

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School students at the #FundOurFutureNotGas day of action

An artist’s impression of the proposed development

Lake Munmorah’s Ian McManus has been crowned this year’s Wyong District Garden Competition Grand Champion. See page 17

About 20 surf lifesavers were put through a rigorous search and rescue training exercise on Saturday at the remote notorious black spot, Snapper Point cave.

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Westpac and ANZ bank branches to close Westpac and ANZ have decided to close their bank branches at The Entrance and Lake Haven. This follows the closure in May of the Commonwealth Bank at The Entrance. ANZ General Manager, Steven Straub, confirmed that two branches will close on November 12, Lake Haven and Woy Woy. “As our customers have changed the way that they do their banking in recent years, they no longer use branches as much, while demand for our contact centres and hardship teams has grown significantly,” he said. “Our apps and call centres are convenient. “We’ve also seen a number of passbook customers opting for debit cards recently and we are working with customers to help them with alternative banking

methods. “This growing trend of services moving online is not just happening with banking, right across Australia, a large number of basic services such as Medicare and the Australian Tax Office have already made the switch to online options.” Straub said ANZ would retain as many staff as possible by helping them move into a range of new roles across the bank

such as call centres, customer resolution and hardship teams. The Entrance MP, David Mehan, announced earlier this week that Westpac had decided to close its doors at The Entrance. “For a bank raking in $6.78B in 2019, I think valuing customers is more important than losing a few bucks,” he said.

A September 14 letter to Mehan from Westpac’s External Affairs Director, Richard Collyer, said that following the significant decline of in-branch transactions, a drop of 17 percent over the past two years and off an already low base, the bank had to make the tough decision to close the branch. “No decision to close a branch is taken lightly and we consider customer usage, location and proximity to other banking service,” Collyer said. “Customers who wish to continue banking with Westpac can visit the Bateau Bay branch 4.8km away. “Alternatively, Westpac has a Bank@Post partnership with Australia Post which offers banking services, 400m further down the road in the town centre, and there is an ANZ automatic teller 360m away from the bank branch which is

closing,” Collyer said. Westpac says 98 percent of their customer transactions are now done online or with cards, phones and, more recently, watches. “There are also a variety of channels that customers use to bank with us beyond online banking and branches, with customers using our ATMs, ‘tap and go’, telephone banking and we have invested about $165M in digital capability, with $248M more planned for next year,” Collyer said. Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Bank at The Entrance remains“temporarily” closed. When the bank closed in May, and staff seconded to the call centre, a CBA spokesperson said the closure would be reviewed in October.

Go4Fun, a program that helps children be more active and eat healthier, is now available online for Central Coast families. See page 33

Sport

Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch is urging residents to have their say at the 11th hour on a major waste recycling proposed for Somersby, with submissions set to close on September 25. The proposal, by Kariong Sand and Soil Supplies, at 90 Gindurra Rd, would see a vacant site turned into a stateof-the-art facility converting sand, soil and building materials into 100 per cent recycled building and landscaping supplies. The company’s website says the products would be provided for re-use mainly in the Central Coast region and the project would create jobs, boost the local economy, divert waste from landfill and reduce illegal dumping.

But Tesch said she was concerned by a recent upsurge in high impact facilities at Somersby. “In just the last two years we have seen a number of applications to open new waste and recycling facilities at Somersby to cater to Sydney’s growing waste problem,” she said. “We don’t want the Central Coast to become Sydney’s dumping ground just because we’re a short drive up the M1. “Too often these developments duck under the radar as they are in industrial areas, but the reality is that noise, dust, and creeping approvals can add up to big issues for nearby residents.” Tesch said that once approved, many owners seek to accept additional waste by

relying on existing approvals. “We have seen it time and time again, that owners of waste facilities end up getting approval for 50,000 tonnes of waste, but use that to piggyback future increases which means more waste, more trucks, and more impact on local communities,” she said. Tesch has called on the NSW Government for a long-term vision for waste across the state. “All too recently we have already seen the harm caused at the Mangrove Mountain tip by reckless waste management and poor EPA oversight,” she said. “We can’t let that happen again.” An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provided with the Development Application,

The Central Coast Crusaders Youth League Men have been crowned their division champions in the 2020 Spalding Waratah Basketball League.. See page 40 The rock bags that have been installed as a temporary fix

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regarding, among other things, dust and noise issues, water quality, the use of Debenham Rd by trucks and possible impacts on Aboriginal Heritage and biodiversity. The company has also added an advanced water recycling and dust suppression system across the site, the fact sheet says. The fact sheet also makes a commitment that recycling will increase in stages, only after independent testing is done to prove the facility is performing to the highest environmental standards. It says the facility will not accept any asbestos or any loads suspected of containing hazardous materials. Terry Collins

Angst growing over Wamberal Beach taskforce deliberations The task force announced by the State Government on July 31 to drive the delivery of a solution to beach erosion problems at Wamberal has come under fire for its lack of activity and transparency.

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which is being considered as a State Significant Development by the Planning Department, say the proposed development can be implemented with minimal adverse environmental impacts and is justified in terms of overall economic benefits to both local, state and national economies. “The proposal will have positive flow on effects throughout the local economy through the creation of 11 new direct jobs,” the EIS says. “An economic analysis of the project also suggests that development will inject $73.8M into the Central Coast economy over the next 20 years.” A fact sheet issued by Kariong Sand and Soil Supplies says the company has amended its application to address community concerns

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said this week that the task force had “hit the ground running” in assisting Central Coast Council to deliver a longterm solution, but the 2000-strong Wamberal Beach Save Our Sand Group (SOS) says the task force appears to

have achieved nothing in almost two months. “Manly Hydraulics Laboratory is currently undertaking concept designs for protection options and beach nourishment, as well as updating the cost benefit analysis work,” Crouch said. Despite assurances the report would be expedited, the best answer Council can give on when it is likely to be handed down is still “towards the end of the year”. Task force chairperson and coastal engineering expert, Dr Phil Watson, said the focus was

on developing a range of options for community consideration that not only provide for property protection, but also take the opportunity to enhance the recreational amenity and public access along the beach. “The task force is mindful of the importance of maintaining and where possible, enhancing the natural beach system at Wamberal as part of the planned response while delivering an improved outcome for the community,” he said. Continued page 5

It’s official; the flags are up and Surf Life Saving volunteers will begin patrolling the Coast’s beaches on September 26... See page 17

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Year 10 school student, Jayden Delbridge of Wadalba, is a young man on a mission. He led a rally of students on September 25, calling on the government to shun gas and coal energy sources and to instead take on renewable energy. The #FundOurFutureNotGas Day of Action in Gosford was part of a national campaign, organised by the School Strike

4 Climate network, as well as First Nations communities, unions and everyday Australians, in response to plans that the federal government was considering giving billions of COVID-19 recovery funds to the gas industry. “We want all levels of government to use COVID-19 recovery funds to invest in renewable energy, creating hundreds of jobs that would also help tackle climate

change,” Delbridge said. “Giving billions of taxpayer dollars to the polluting gas industry is clearly an irresponsible use of public funds. “It’s appalling,” he said. “While moving away from gas is really important, on a local level, we’ve got the Wallarah 2 coal mine and we can’t support that either. “Coal isn’t the answer and this mine will contaminate our

water supply. “We need to start moving away from gas and from coal and move into renewable energy. “There are so many jobs and so much money to be made from renewable energy. “We’ve got seven years until our actions are irreversible, we just can’t keep waiting and waiting until it’s stopped. “Decisions being made by this government are detrimental

to my future and, obviously I can’t vote yet, but these actions now are affecting me and my life. Following on from Friday’s National Day of Action, Delbridge said the local group of School Strike 4 Climate Change would now continue to lobby MPs, use social media platforms to put out their message and organise more events and campaigns.

ChromeFest is set to go virtual this year, with Central Coast Council determined to keep the engine humming on one of the region’s most popular annual events..

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Students from Stages 2, 3 and 4 at Central Coast Sports College at Kariong have completed their Creative Clinic projects... See page 35

Sport

The 2020 CCRU Finals Series has finally arrived and recent matches suggest any of the final five Premier 1 teams could take out the major premiership. See page 40

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Rezoning paperwork will go to the State Government for sign-off that would allow Council to amend its local planning rules. However, Council added that it would wait for its updated Warnervale District Development Contribution Plan to be adopted before proceeding with the steps for amending the Local Environment Plan with the new zoning that would finally allow development on the land. The 39 landowners will still be hamstrung until this happens (see separate story). Town Planner, Chris Smith, speaking at the public forum

Boundary of the 143ha rezoning at Wadalba East shown in red outline

before the meeting on behalf of the landowners, said the draft Contributions Plan still had a number of steps to complete before its operation, which he expected would take six months or more.

“We think this delay is an unnecessary and unreasonable delay to the rezoning process, and that finalising the rezoning can occur as a separate action, in parallel to Council finalising the greater Warnervale contributions plan,” he said.

“I should point out that there will be at least 12 months before the first development applications in Wadalba East are ready for determination, which should be ample time for Council to finalise the draft contributions plan.”

Cr Bruce McLachlan tried to get the two events to happen concurrently, but staff explained that the Development Contribution Plan needed to be done first or Council would not be able to recoup infrastructure costs. Cr Jane Smith would not accept Cr McLachlan’s suggestion but added her own amendment that landowners be allowed to voluntarily widen the wildlife corridor on their properties. This was adopted. The plan had already widened the wildlife corridors from 30m to 40m. The site is about 143ha covering 39 parcels of land under separate ownership, commonly referred to as the Wadalba East Land Owners Group (WELOG) proposal. Continued page 10

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Out&About Nipper, Lachie Muldbrock, helped save two young boys from a rip at Umina Beach while out surfing with his dad and uncle on September 29.

1,200 lot rezoning adopted but held up by Contribution Plan A rezoning proposal for of 143ha of land to allow about 1,200 low density residential lots at Wadalba East was adopted at the September 28 Council meeting.

Situated centre stage in Terrigal lagoon, Pete Rush’s newest sculpture, Reflection Weaver, is bound to bring in a crowd.

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Lake Munmorah resident, Gary Blaschke, is well known for his volunteer work with the Disabled Surfers Association (DSA), particularly at Budgewoi Beach... See page 29

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At around 8.15 am, 11-yearold Lachie noticed the two

boys, who were fully clothed, struggling to swim against a strong current. He bravely paddled his nipper board out to sea 150m and used his lifesaving skills to pull one of them onto the board. His uncle retrieved the other boy who was closer to shore on

his surfboard. Muldbrock’s father assisted him as he negotiated the waves on the way to the beach where a rescue team was waiting. Surf Life Saving Director of Lifesaving, Simon Cusack, said this is a timely reminder for all Central Coast residents and

visitors to remember to always swim at patrolled beaches and supervise children. “Sadly, this is an all too often occurrence,” Cusack said. “When children are left on the beach unattended, they can end up in real danger in the water.

The Wyong Lakes AFL Club lost to the Warners Bay Bulldogs 121-46 in their Round 11 clash in AFL Hunter Central Coast’s 2020 Men’s Black Diamond Cup. See page 39

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Source: Media release, Sep 9 Surf Lifesaving Central Coast

Support building to keep Mariners on the Coast Central Coast Council has committed to working with the Mariners on a potential five-year agreement which would see the A-League football club remain in the region.

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“The heroic effort and instinctive reactions of Lachie Muldbrock demonstrate the valuable lifesaving skills our young members learn as part of the nipper programs.”

The Council confirmed its support for the club at a crisis meeting held on September 29, attended by business leaders, members of the football community and local MPs as well as Council CEO Gary Murphy and Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp. The meeting was called amid fears the club, which is

up for sale, could be relocated outside the region, with an offer already on the table from Canberra. Mayor Lisa Matthews said Council valued the contribution made by the Mariners to the Central Coast and was keen to work with the Club to ensure it remains and thrives in the region. “We have expressed our commitment to working on what a potential five-year agreement between Council and the Mariners might look like,” she said.

Spring is the season for babies at the Australian Reptile Park with park keepers starting up their daily pre-school feeding session for the newest joeys. See page 19

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The Central Coast Roosters reign supreme, with the minor premiers completing their dream run through their inaugural NSW Women’s Rugby League Competition by claiming the premiership title.. See page 40

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Volunteers from across the Coast were recognised for their outstanding contribution to their communities at a special virtual ceremony for the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Jim Picot of Blue Bay has won Photo of the Year, and two others Commended, in the international Drone Photo Awards 2020.

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The group is asking Ms Wicks to intervene before a Federal grant is signed off to enable Central Coast Council to proceed with an upgrade it has planned for the bridge. Bridge Warriors organiser Ms Lindy Wilson said the group did not want a $900,000 grant spent to install public nuisance barriers

designed to prevent people jumping off the bridge into the water. She said the project would be “a misuse of precious public money”. “The use of monitored CCTV, with clearer signage, fines for those who do the wrong thing and regular patrolling during summer months would be significantly cheaper, more effective and would not devastate the beautiful aesthetics of the bridge,” she said. Group member Mr Mike Wade said that the core safety issue with the bridge had been completely ignored. “The bridge is very old and has

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A new community action group on St Huberts Island, the Bridge Warriors, is calling on Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks to intervene in a dispute over an upgrade to the St Huberts Island bridge.

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Independent financial expert to be appointed over Council’s serious financial situation

Central Coast Council has advised the Office of Local Government that it has a serious financial situation and faces an immediate and serious liquidity issue. Council announced on Tuesday, October 6, that a review of the budget revealed that its position had deteriorated since the March 2020 result. The deficit reported at that time of $41M, is now expected to increase to $89M. Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, has instructed the Office of Local Government (OLG) to appoint an independent financial expert and a human resources adviser to ascertain Council’s true financial position and identify options to address the issues as quickly as possible. OLG has already held discussions with Council’s CEO, Gary Murphy, and senior staff, and will continue to closely

monitor the Council to ensure its ongoing sustainability. The Council’s audited annual financial statements are due to be formally lodged with the OLG by November 30. The audit will be conducted by the NSW Auditor-General. Also, it seems that Council might have breached the Local Government Act. Council says that some expenditure over the past 12 to18 months might have resulted in restricted funds being used contrary to the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993. This is still under investigation. CEO, Gary Murphy, ordered the reviews after a previous audit and report did not reveal the issues currently under investigation. Council was refusing interviews on Tuesday, October 6, after it issued the media announcement. Council’s finances are the

subject of a Notice of Motion (NOM) for the October 12 meeting. Crs Greg Best, Troy Marquart, Bruce McLachlan and Jilly Pilon called their Motion, “Collapse of Confidence in Council’s Internal Controls and Financial Management”. The NOM says that Council is concerned by the recent NSW Audit Office report about Council’s “internal controls” over local infrastructure contributions (LICs) where serious concerns were raised around risks associated with Administration of LICs, highlighting that up until June 2019, this Council unlawfully accessed $13.2M for unapproved administration activities. It says Council’s confidence is significantly eroded in the knowledge that four Chief Financial Officers have resigned or been replaced in the past three years, and that this Council is

currently recruiting. The NOM listed other issues of concern: “the extraordinary waste of millions of dollars through actively terminating binding contracts and willingly paying extensive damages”; Council’s lack of internal controls and transparency resulting in abandoning its $171M Gosford Art Centre; and, an escalating NSW Court List associated with the Council. It said that Council had an infrastructure spending backlog worth more than $200M. It questioned Council’s “processes leading up to the extinguishment and refund of a $5M State Government Grant for a Community Walkway” at Winney Bay. The NOM said staffing levels were now up by some 500 full time employees since the amalgamation with total Council employment being about 2,500 staff plus $9M in Contractors,

some being remunerated at $1,300 a day. It also warned about its recent borrowings and older loans that had an interest rate of 6.25 percent. Ittalkedaboutthe“extraordinary risks” that Council faced because of its stance on Warnervale airport, where trees need to be trimmed to improve landing angles. The NOM finishes with a request that Council take a proactive, responsible and self reporting position by requesting the Office of Local Government, the Audit Office and the Minister step in with an appropriate Review Team to identify issues and appoint a temporary independent chief financial officer as Review Oversight. The matter will be debated at Council’s meeting on Monday, October 12. Merilyn Vale

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Major construction work has started on railway stations

Work has started on upgrading the historic Ourimbah Railway Station

Major construction work has started on accessibility upgrades at Ourimbah Railway Station, coinciding with scheduled trackwork for the safety of train users and workers. Additionally, Central Coast Council has given the go ahead to RailCorp to build a new mobile phone tower to improve Telstra 4G coverage through

the Ourimbah to Niagara Park rail corridor, as well as other users in the locality. The site for the tower, with an overall height of 16.2m, will be in Mill St, adjacent Yates Rd. This follows the roll-out since October 2019, of free Wi-Fi at all 19 train stations on the rail journey from Wyong to Hornsby. Meanwhile, on Thursday, October 1, a large mobile crane

Diagram shows the work being done at Ourimbah station

and a piling rig started operating in the commuter car park and rail corridor to start the multi million dollar improvements at Ourimbah Station. This will lay the foundations for the two new lifts which will provide access to the footbridge and platforms, making it easier for less mobile customers. There will also be a new access ramp from the commuter car park in Brownlee

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St and a new station entrance. One tree is also being removed to make way for the lift on the Pacific Highway side of the station. Landscaping work will take place around the station precinct to offset the loss of this tree. Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said he was pleased that

Transport for NSW had been working with the Ourimbah RSL Sub Branch to ensure that the project did not impact the WW1 monument and memorial garden. “Cleaning and restoration of the existing monument will be undertaken,” he said. Crouch said work at other stations also progressed over the Labour Day long weekend with piling work for new lifts

and relocation of electrical services at Niagara Park as well as site establishment work at Narara and Lisarow. At the 2019 elections, the NSW Government committed to install lifts at Tuggerah, Ourimbah, Lisarow, Niagara Park and Narara, and to provide up to 220 car parking spaces at Tuggerah. Sue Murray

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Love Heart of Nature is international Drone Photo of the Year From page 1 Jim Picot of Blue Bay has won Photo of the Year, and two others Commended, in the international Drone Photo Awards 2020. Drone Awards is a worldwide competition for aerial photography and video shot from all manner of platforms

including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, kites, parachutes and, of course, drones. It’s a project of the Siena International Photo Awards, and Picot’s work will be exhibited in November in Siena, Italy, alongside the Siena

Awards Festival. “I was absolutely astonished to win Photo of the Year, with so many other equally deserving images in the mix,” Picot said. “There were hundreds of entries from photographers in 126 countries, and I was thinking it would be nice to win a category, but to win the whole

overall thing, it’s just mindboggling. “It’s the first time I’ve entered this award and to also get 2 Commended, is a great honour. Picot’s Photo of the Year, called Love Heart of Nature, was shot in waters off Avoca Beach and shows a shark inside a school of salmon

when, chasing the baitfish, the shape became a heart. His Sunrise Surfing picture was Commended in the Sport category, as well as The Snake, which shows a swirling white wake left by a boat. Picot’s landscape photography has taken him all over the world and to many

locations throughout Australia, yet he still believes the Central Coast “has it all”. “The drone really opens up a whole new world in photography, it helps you see things from a whole new perspective,” Picot said. Sue Murray

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FRIENDS OF COSS WEBINAR The Friends of COSS group aims to inform and engage our community to enjoy, protect and conserve the important natural areas and the crucial habitat and corridors provided by the Coastal Open Space System (COSS). Friends of COSS is a great way to learn more about the flora and fauna of the Central Coast and how to look after it. Join at https://cen.org.au/projects/friends-of-coss. Now is a great time to join Friends of COSS.

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MARINE DISCOVERY CENTRE OPEN FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS The refurbished Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre at Terrigal is open for the school holidays. The Centre has been transformed thanks to a $1 million Restart NSW grant from the State Government. New attractions include a Marine Heritage Display with artefacts from shipwrecks that lie off the Central Coast. The centre has an amazing digital Microeye microscope, able to magnify to such a degree that items such as sand particles and the interior of shells can be seen clearly in all their beauty. Kids can explore the new whale and shark exhibits or look for Nemo in the new tropical tank with Clownfish and other reef creatures. The cost is only $6 per person (adults and children). Three one and a half hour sessions will be run each day at 10am, 12midday and 2pm using a pre-book and pre-pay system. Bookings and payments are essential to monitor the number of people in the centre at the one time.

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possible and sustainable. Policies should be updated to transition with this momentum. This problem and need for transition is allencompassing for Central Coast youth. Many employment policies lack substance for youth. It can be difficult to remember that the Central Coast is well placed geographically for people to work far away from where they live. Daily migration to and from the Central Coast is a significant loss to the local economy and individual well-being. Allowing work closer to home generates community and increases earning potential. Working closer to where we live reduces

Go to www.ccmdc.org.au for more information and to book and pay. Rock Pool Rambles, another school holiday favourite, will be run by Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre guides at Bateau Bay on Friday, 2 October and Saturday, 3 October. Join your CCMDC guide on an exciting marine adventure and become a marine biologist by discovering our local rock platform animals. A Rock Pool Ramble costs $5 per child or concession,

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Alcohol-free zones up for discussion Alcohol-free zones will be up for discussion when Central Coast Council meets on Monday, October 12. Council previously established numerous alcohol-free (AFZ) locations aimed at reducing alcohol related crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and associated concerns, such as damage to property and littering. AFZs are already established in Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Budgewoi, Chain Valley Bay, Gwandalan, Killarney Vale, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Long Jetty, Mannering Park, Norah Head, Ourimbah, San Remo, Summerland Point, The Entrance, Shelly Beach, Toowoon Bay, The Entrance North, Toukley, Wadalba and Wyong. A report to Council says that no new locations or expansion are planned, but the current AFZs have to be re-established for the next four years in accordance with State Government Ministerial Guidelines.

An AFZ relates to public roads, car parks and footpaths, however, these zones will not restrict outdoor dining areas where Council approval has been given. The drinking of alcohol is prohibited in an AFZ and this is enforced by Police. Consultation has already been undertaken earlier this year with the local community, as well as with Police and the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board. Nine submissions were received, primarily in support, and one raised concern about restrictions on foreshore activities. However, the Council report says AFZs relate only to footpaths, the road itself and public car parks. Any restrictions on foreshore areas are signposted. A complete list of specific locations, as well as a collection of maps is available to view online at yourvoiceourcoast. com Sue Murray

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Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, left, with Compass Group Chief Corporate Service Officer, Lyndall Robertshaw, and Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Service, Gareth Ward, visiting the Long Jetty social housing project in Anzac Pde

NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, was in Long Jetty on Tuesday, September 29, to provide an update on the social housing building blitz currently underway in the area. Compass Housing is currently constructing 157 new homes at Toukley, Long Jetty and Gosford. The new homes are being built as part of the NSW Government’s $1.1B Social and Affordable Housing Fund,

being delivered in partnership with community housing providers, such as Compass Housing. Compass Group Chief Corporate Services Officer, Lyndall Robertshaw, said the properties were among almost 500 being delivered under the Fund. “Safe and affordable housing is a fundamental human right,” she said. “Providing people with the security and dignity of adequate housing is crucial, but the Fund is about more than just building houses.

“It’s also about creating empowered tenants and sustainable communities,” Robertshaw said. In addition to the 157 new properties being delivered by Compass Housing, 86 properties are being delivered by BaptistCare and Uniting as part of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund. “These new homes are creating a pipeline of housing across the region, which will support some of the community’s most disadvantaged people,” the Minister said.

“The building boom is also pumping money into the local economy and is creating work for countless tradies.” Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said tenants who move into the properties will receive more than just keys to their new home. “Tenants will receive support tailored to their individual needs so that they can improve their health and general wellbeing and sustain their tenancy,” he said. Sue Murray

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Biodiversity Strategy adopted No government is doing enough to protect biodiversity, according to Deputy Mayor, Cr Jane Smith, as she urged her fellow councillors to adopt a Biodiversity Strategy for the Central Coast. Speaking at the September 28 meeting, Cr Smith quoted figures from the The World Wildlife Fund Living Planet Report 2020, which stated that almost 70 percent of wildlife populations have been lost worldwide since 1970. “I will also say how important this strategy is and what we hear a lot is how, as a society, we are sleep walking through some of these crises, those two crises being climate change and biodiversity loss,” Cr Smith said. She had been instrumental in recent months to make sure that the Coastal Open Space System (COSS) was highlighted in the strategy. “It has been a very torturous process and I appreciate and thank [staff] for accommodating something that is really important to many in our community, the COSS system,

Lily Pily (Acmena Smithii) Illustration: Dr Tanya Hoolihan

and including that as a separate theme in the document,” she said. “Earlier today, there were international leaders making a pledge that is seeking to put wildlife and climate at the centre, at the heart of post pandemic economic recovery plans. “That’s the kind of information that would be really great to provide to Cr Marquart, how

essential and fundamental it is to protect our environment and our biodiversity as a core economic value, and what economic benefits it delivers to our region.” Cr Troy Marquart had called the strategy full of gobbledegook and beautiful drawings, but wanted to know the cost of implementing the strategy. “As soon as it’s environmental, the costs don’t matter,” he

said. In reply, Cr Smith said she would also ask the staff to put together a value on those economic services that exist. “There is a lot of literature about it and it would be good if some of our councillors developed an understanding of that,” she said. “The flip side is that at all levels of government are not doing enough to protect

biodiversity.” Cr Smith said the Federal Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act had been condemned and was now being revised, while at the State level, current legislation had led to a 13-fold annual increase in land clearing since 2016. “At our own level, as much as I know that many of our staff try to do good work, I don’t think our culture is really valuing our environment and biodiversity as it should, and certainly, as 15 councillors, I don’t think that we are setting that culture the way that we should and I hope that will improve.” The strategy was adopted. Crs Marquart and Cr Greg Best voted against it. The Biodiversity Strategy shows that about $9M sits in two funds reserved for the acquisition of environmental lands. Expanding Council’s Conservation Estate is one of many goals, actions and targets of the strategy as is site management to rehabilitate degraded bushland and coastal

ecosystems. Council will prepare a Biodiversity Education Plan to promote community appreciation of Council’s natural areas. It will provide guidance for biodiversity management on private land with published guidelines for landowners. It will prepare and publish a nature-based Recreational Strategy for Council’s natural areas, including a policy on public access to natural areas. The report includes a list of plant types in the region that have been cleared by at least 70 percent. Another list identified 20 plant types which have less than 100 hectares remaining. The strategy will identify, protect and restore high biodiversity valued land as part of future land use planning investigations. Built into the strategy is the goal that all areas of Council administration have an understanding of the value of biodiversity and incorporate it into their responsibilities.

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Planning Panel defers decision on unauthorised dog kennels A decision about an animal boarding, dog training and dog breeding establishment operating without consent in a rural zone at Palm Grove has been deferred by Central Coast Local Planning Panel. Despite Council’s recommendation to refuse the development application, the Panel decided to allow more time for an acoustic study that properly addresses the noise impacts. This will identify the shortcomings of the current acoustic report and require measurement of the actual noise currently generated by dogs on the site. The Panel said that within three weeks, the applicant was to provide amended plans and information that improve noise impacts, including treatments, and a revised plan of management. In July 2019, Central Coast Council received a complaint about the unlawful use of the 7ha site at 604 Ourimbah Creek Rd, and the owner, Mr K Lewis, was ordered to cease operations. A subsequent non-

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compliance led to further actions by Council, and in January 2020, the owner sought a delay in the issue of a Penalty Infringement Notice in order to submit a development application. SJH Planning and Design lodged DA 97/2020 in February, on behalf of owner, Mr K Lewis. During a site inspection in March, Council staff found that 10 outdoor dog kennels had been constructed that were not part of the original development application, and that the

premises were still being used for animal boarding and training without consent. Council gave notice to demolish the unlawfully constructed kennels. However, the owner lodged a Building Information Certificate application which was being assessed separately and would proceed only if the DA was given the go ahead. A Council report said that during assessment of the development application there had been on-going complaints

of barking dogs, the contention being that the premises continued to operate. Council requested a Noise Impact Assessment Report and Plan of Management as part of the DA. A total 45 submissions of objection were received by Council in relation to the proposal. Objections included the absence of development consent, cleaning methods of the dog runs with the possibility of waste washing into Ourimbah

Creek, noise impact from dogs barking, concerns for animal welfare, dog breeding not fitting the character of the area, the noise and smell of a large number of dogs driving away wildlife and no confidence that a set number of dogs would be abided by the owner. The proposed development is a permissible use in the RU1 Primary Production zone, however, a Council report said that this non-agricultural use of land did not directly support the primary production purposes of the zone, and the on-going

acoustic impacts to adjoining lands created conflicts between land uses and within the adjoining environmental zone. The submitted acoustic report does not verify that the design and location of the kennels will mitigate noise generated by barking dogs, which continues to be a nuisance to neighbouring residential properties, the report said. The application failed to address the concerns raised by the surrounding community and provide confidence that the proposal would not unreasonably impact upon the health and amenity of local residents, the report said. Due to strong community objection, the continued operation of the facility without development consent, and ongoing complaints about unauthorised use and offensive noise from barking dogs, the proposal was considered to not be in the public interest. Central Coast Planning Panel deferred its decision at the meeting on Thursday, October 1, while an acoustic study was done. Sue Murray

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Waterfront land may not be Crown Land but privately owned Heirs and/or successors of Edith Hargraves could be the rightful owners of beachfront land in front of homes at The Entrance North. The Crown Land in front of the houses that faced the wrath of the sea during the winter storms could actually belong to one or more private individuals, it was revealed in a report to councillors for Central Coast Council’s October 12 meeting. Councillors called for the report on future management of the beach, which explains the possibility that title of the land had incorrectly been issued in the name of the State of NSW and should be in the name of Edith Hargraves, or her heirs or successors. Now, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Crown Lands might seek to put the land, known as 25CR Hargraves St, in Edith Hargraves’ name. Edith Hargraves, according to the website, Wyong Shire One Place Study, married, Walter Deniss, in 1891, and the pair built and ran Dunleith Guest

25CR Hargraves St, The Entrance North highlighted

House at The Entrance North. In 1986, Wyong Shire Council honoured these early pioneers by naming the park in Hutton Rd the Walter and Edith Denniss Park. The parcel of land now in question is about 3,800sqm in area, and extends 405m along the eastern boundary of a number of occupied properties, from Roberts St in the north, to

1 Hutton Rd in the south. The width of the parcel varies but is generally around seven metres in width. The Roberts St properties were severely impacted by coastal erosion during the series of ocean storms experienced throughout winter. In February, the Department of Planning, Industry and

Environment, Crown Lands, search for her heirs or told Council that departmental successors has been officers were of the opinion that undertaken,” says the report to title of the land had incorrectly councillors. been issued in the name of the “It is possible that the State of NSW and should be in department may seek to take the name of Edith Hargraves or actionADVERTISEMENT to have Lot 7314 DP her heirs or successors. 1147639 put in the name of “Staff research indicates that Edith Hargraves or her heirs Edith Hargraves (also known as and successors, given the view Edith Denniss) passed away in of some of its officers that title ADVERTISEMENT 1950 and no comprehensive to that lot has been issued

incorrectly in the name of the State of NSW.” The report said this would complicate management of this beach area, and opportunities for adjoining owners to undertake private coastal protection works, should they wish to do so. Staff have recommended that Council request the land remain under the ownership of the State as that appears to be correct but, if not, the State should take the appropriate action to acquire the title from any successor to Edith Hargraves. The NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE) identifies The Entrance North locations as a significant open coastal hazard. During the recent storm and erosion emergency, coastal protection works were undertaken by Council on this land, as directed by the Local Emergency Operations Controller under the State Emergency Rescue Management Act.

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At least 60 million tons of coal ash needs to be removed Dr Heinz-Joachim Muller, a member of the Community Environment Network executive committee, was one of six speakers at the second public hearing at the Inquiry into Coal-ash Waste Remediation. The Inquiry was established in October 2019, for the NSW Public Works Committee to investigate and report on the costs of remediation of coal ash repositories in NSW, including power stations at Vales Point and Eraring. This second hearing was held at Lake Macquarie on Tuesday, October 6. Dr Muller was representing CEN, a network of community and environment groups on the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie, with a membership of 400, including 70 groups which, in turn, have a membership of about 5,000. He told the Inquiry that all sites stored coal ash in a manner which is inferior to best practice and must be brought to a safe standard as soon as possible, even before the closure of the power plants. “There is a huge amount of work involved in remediating the existing sites and it will be a costly activity,” he said. “At Lake Macquarie, there’s an estimated 60 million tons of

The huge ash dam at Vales Point Power Station at Mannering Park

coal ash to be removed from unlined dams near open water bodies and close to populated areas. “The skills required for this task are actually quite similar to the skills required for open cut mining. “This will keep many miners employed for many years to come, even if the mines and coal-fired power stations have been shut down.

“Once remediated, the land used for coal ash dams and everything else related to power stations, will provide large areas of valuable land for revegetation, settlements and leisure. “Our existing regime for dealing with coal ash is far below the state of the art and best practice. “The current regulatory regime is not up to standard.

Commercial Fisherman’s wharf upgraded The Commercial Fisherman’s Co-operative at Tacoma, on Tuggerah Lake, now has safer facilities for unloading and refuelling following completion of a wharf upgrade. The project involved designing

and building a new timber unloading wharf which had reached the end of its service, as well as the removal of an old jetty at Gorokan. NSW Maritime Acting Executive Director, David Hunter, said this work would add 20 years’ life to the wharf,

which was used daily by the commercial fishing industry. The upgrade was funded by Transport for NSW’s Coastal Infrastructure Program, which maintains government owned regional maritime assets. Sue Murray

“There is a serious conflict of interest, with the state of NSW being on the one hand either the owner or the former owner and being liable for remediation, and on the other hand, setting and enforcing the rules for safe and proper remediations according to best practice.” Dr Muller told the Inquiry that we need to look at what other countries have been doing. “Many European countries have no ash dams at all, although they are still using coal,” he said. “Coal ash is either recycled into concrete or other building materials or in other applications where it can be used safely. “In the US, wet storage in coal ash dams is to be abandoned and all wet stored coal ash has to be moved into dry storage with waterproof lining and with a watertight capping. “Existing ash dams have no watertight lining nor is there a watertight capping material. “Ash dams, for instance at

Vales Point power station, are capped with soil and rock from other building sites, like the NorthConnex tunnel. “This is not watertight capping material and as the rainwater percolates through, leachates will end up contaminating ground water and/or Lake Macquarie and other nearby water bodies. Spokesman for Hunter Central Coast Coal-Ash Community Alliance, Gary Blaschke OAM, addressed the first hearing in September at NSW Parliament House, and also voiced concerns over the local impacts of the unlined coal ash dump sites at Vales Point and Eraring Power Station, found to be contaminating waterways and groundwater. “The community needs to remember that it was Eraring ash dam wall instability which instigated the closure of the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre over 12 months ago,” he said. Dr Muller also attended the

site visit of the commission in 2019 investigating the coal ash dam of the Eraring Power Station. Calls have been issued by numerous local groups for an increase in the safe reuse of coal ash waste, to reduce heavy metals leaching from the dumps and into water from the estimated 60 million tonnes of accumulated waste on Lake Macquarie’s shores. “We love our beautiful lake and have deeply held concerns about the impact of ash dumps on Lake Macquarie and the hidden toxic legacy in our water and our air that requires urgent attention,” said Alliance spokesperson, Bruce Derkenne. “We hope the inquiry brings opportunities in safe coal ash reuse and sound environmental rehabilitation outcomes for our lake and our region,” he said. Findings from the Inquiry are expected to be reported by July, 2021. Sue Murray

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McLachlan labels two economic strategies as an “embarrassment” The Entrance Ward Councillor, Bruce McLachlan, has labelled two newly adopted Central Coast economic strategies as an “embarrassment”. At its September 28 meeting, Council adopted the Central Coast Economic Development Strategy 2020-2040, and its accompanying, Economic Recovery and Resilience Framework, but not without heavy criticism from Cr McLachlan. The strategy is Council’s long-term vision, so that by 2040, the region would welcome nearly 88,000 new residents, grow the economy by over $21B, and create more than 72,000 new jobs from the pre-COVID-19 baseline. The framework is Council’s response to the added pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic and is meant to balance Council’s own needs, as a medium sized business that must continue to deliver a large number of essential services to the community, with the needs of the community that often uses Council as its first port of call in times of emergency.

When Cr McLachlan finished his “rant” about the inadequacies of the plans, all the Mayor, Lisa Matthews, could only say was “wow!”. Cr McLachlan said that on an economic front, he thought Council had been disgusting. “We would actually be past our first term now into an election and we would not have actually produced an economic development strategy,” he said, referring to the fact the Council is past its final year, now extended by 12 months because of Covid. “You’ve left out things you could go forward with, you’ve crashed major projects, and right here tonight, your attitude is your attitude, and the first thing you do is take out the word, developer. “You don’t want to deal with developers, yet they’re actually the ones that bring in the money, they’re the ones that actually get things going,” he said. “It wouldn’t matter what you put up, it’s just lip service, we’re just going through the whole process, and bearing in mind if it wasn’t for Covid, half of us wouldn’t even be sitting

Councillor Bruce McLachlan: “It’s an embarrassment”

Kyle MacGregor: “Don’t leave out areas like Wyong”

here, and you would have spent a whole term and not even done an economic strategy. “On an economic development front, it’s been embarrassing, absolutely embarrassing. “This region has got one of the lowest socio-economic incomes, we are so poor on the economic front and yet we’ve dragged our tail through this whole term to get to this point and then to start pulling it apart. “It wouldn’t matter what you put up tonight, I’m not impressed with it and I think the community’s not impressed with it one bit.

“The one thing this Council needs is to get its act together on the economic front and we’ll just sit here tonight and defer major projects, you’ve already deferred two for site inspections that two or three councillors will turn up to, and that will add another two or three weeks delay to the projects. “This is what we do, anyway that’s my say on it and no matter what you put up tonight, I think I’ll have to say no to it,” he said. The motion to adopt the strategy had been the subject of last minute amendments from Cr Jane Smith.

Cr Chris Holstein joined a chorus of councillors who said that they were frustrated with late changes to agenda recommendations. But Cr Smith said that she had replaced the words “local developers” with the words “peak bodies” to allow for good governance around those dealings. She said her changes to the recommendation were only minor but would ensure that the focus was on projects that would be supported because everyone backed them. Cr Kyle MacGregor said the strategy should have been done years ago and said the focus needed to extend beyond Gosford. “We don’t need to pour all the money into Gosford CBD,” he said. “We have about 14 different town centres that do need to have money going in there and with Covid, we have seen a lot of people going to their local shops and focusing on their local suburbs, so it’s important that we don’t leave areas like Wyong behind, and that these town centres are also receiving attention.”

The framework says that Council will remove red tape; make information easier to access and comprehend; connect business with consumers and each other; and, draw more visitors and investors to the Central Coast. The Economic Development Strategy has 37 priority actions planned over a five-year implementation road map. Examples include to progress growth corridor development strategies and to progress development strategies for Urban Release Areas, and to enhance local infrastructure with smart technology, to increase efficiency,connectivity and capacity. Many of the actions include preparing other strategies such as a Central Coast Transport Strategy, and to explore options such as super fast digital connectivity for the Central Coast (including optic fibre, mobile, and wireless networks) and to work with peak bodies (rather than local developers) to modernise planning processes and requirements to future proof new developments. Merilyn Vale

New and enhanced online customer service centre Central Coast Council has unveiled a new and enhanced online customer service centre. Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said the updated platform was part of Council’s commitment to continually improve customer service.

“Online is another way that customers can engage and inform Council of what is occurring in their homes and in their neighbourhoods,” Vaughan said. “We have made it a priority to improve our online customer services to ensure that every engagement that the

community has with us is easy and simple. “The and new and improved online customer service centre provides more self service options when lodging a request, and can assist customers to find information and tips on how to resolve their issue quickly and easily.

“Once registered, users can track and view any updates to their service requests via the online service centre,” Vaughan said. Mayor, Lisa Matthews, said the online customer service centre was one of many services that Council had recently changed after listening

to customers about their experiences, including the new Planning Portal for development applications. “I encourage residents and the community to utilise the online service to submit any customer service inquiries, provide feedback or report any issues that you would like

Council to action,” the Mayor said. To access Council’s online customer service centre, click on Report An Issue at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au Source: Media release, Oct 1 Central Coast Council

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Mental Health Month FROM THE MAYOR

OUR COMMUNITY SPIRIT IS OUR STRENGTH

It’s that time of year, the weather is warming up and the yellow and red flags are now out at 15 of our beaches! It is important to remind all beach goers of our beach safety messages:

We’re working together with our community to help solve a range of social and health issues that may impact community wellbeing and vulnerable people.

Swim between the yellow and red flags at our patrolled beaches

Under COVID conditions be sure to social distance, and no group gatherings larger than 20

Our lifesavers and lifeguards do an incredible job keeping our community safe, however we must do our bit by going to the beach with a safety mindset. Due to border closures and no overseas travel we are already seeing an influx of visitors to our region, therefore there is a lot more pressure on our lifeguards to keep our community safe.

Equally important this year is COVID-safe behaviour which we all have a role to play. Be sure to keep the 1.5 metre distance rule from people who are not from your household.

If you want to go rock fishing be sure to wear a lifejacket – this is now the law and will keep you safe.

Thanks to our Council staff and Surf Life Saving volunteers who will be patrolling our beaches for the next six months. Mayor Lisa Matthews Central Coast Council

COUNCIL MEETING

Council meetings are held twice each month. Full details: centralcost.nsw.gov.au/meetings. Meetings are livestreamed at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/ meeting-support

Get involved this Mental Health Month

October is Mental Health Month, an opportunity for all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing and check in with those around us who may be going through a difficult time. From devastating bushfires, drought and floods to a global pandemic, major economic recession and social isolation, there’s no denying that 2020 has paid a heavy toll on the mental health of our community. We’re partnering with a range of service providers to give you the tools and support to build mental resilience, look after your mental wellbeing and learn more about mental health. Free online training, webinars and self-care workshops include: • Mental Health First Aid Training • Job loss, Financial Pressures & Maintaining Mental Health • Social Isolation & Staying Connected for your Mental Health • Accidental Counsellor Foundations Online In addition, Keep an eye on Council’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel for the premiere of three workshops during Wellbeing Week (Monday 26 to Friday 25 October). If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious, or would like to improve your psychological and emotional health search ‘wellbeing’ at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Free services help to relieve HSC stress

With the HSC just around the corner, local students and their families can take advantage of the many free online study resources available via our Library Service, including the online homework tool Studiosity. Available to students in Years 3-12 through to tertiary level, Studiosity connects students to vetted subject specialists who can provide realtime feedback and support via a live chat function at any hour of the day. The platform is excellent for students looking for additional help and guidance outside the classroom as they prep for exams and complete assignments or homework. Students can also access a range of reliable sites on topics including Modern and Ancient History, Literature, Science, Geography, and Religion via our free Library eResources. Join the library and search ‘Studiosity’ at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au for free access to all our eResources.

Connections and outdoors are important

Do you have family or friends in other parts of the country or world that you can’t see? In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to stay connected. It can help to know that there are people around who we can talk to with a simple call, text or video chat. Getting outside and exercising can also provide a mental health boost: • flags are up! Head to your closest patrolled beach for a swim • ride a bike along a cycleway • kick a ball at a sportsground • go to your local park, go hiking or visit a scenic spot We’ve produced several videos to help you increase your physical and mental fitness through exercise and meditation. Search ‘exercise’ at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/youtube

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Community Bulletin - COVID-19 Information YOUR COMMUNITY

YOUR ACTIVITIES

Check local rules first!

The NSW Government continues to ease restrictions on activities while focusing on us staying safe while being out and about. Recent announcements include: • more than one parent can watch their child play sport • playing wind instruments, singing and chanting allowed with restrictions • parents can volunteer in classrooms • schools can hold camps, excursions and interschool sports • theatres, cinemas and concert halls can increase their capacity to 50 per cent. Strict rules apply to the easing of all restrictions, with an emphasis on maintaining 1.5m physical distance between all participants and spectators who don’t live together. Please don’t assume your usual activities will go ahead under the easing of restrictions. Some sports associations and venues may not be able to allow all these activities or welcome as many people as the NSW Government has suggested. Check with your venue, club or sports association about events you are planning to attend.

YOUR HEALTH

Seniors centres open

We’re delighted some of our most popular venues for older people are reopening their doors. Our 50+ centres at Gosford and Ettalong will once again host activities from the following dates: • 7 October – Gosford • 14 October – Ettalong Details of all Senior’s 50+ Leisure and Learning Centres at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/facilities

Water fun

Last week we opened a Water Play Park at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, which is sure to be a hit with youngsters. However, due to COVID restrictions, we need to restrict the numbers using either the Water Play Park or any of our pools at any one time. This may mean you have to wait before you can enter. We thank you for your patience as we maintain usage limits so we can help keep everyone safe and stop the spread of COVID.

Testing matters!

With COVID case numbers falling in NSW and very few local cases in recent months, it’s easy to become complacent about the likelihood of contracting the virus. As a result, COVID test numbers have fallen, meaning a local outbreak could occur and remain undetected for many days. Please seek a free COVID test as soon as you experience any of the following symptoms: • shortness of breath • fever • runny nose • cough • sore throat • loss of taste or smell To find your closest COVID testing clinic, search ‘COVID-19 clinics’ at health.nsw.gov.au Please continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by: • maintaining physical distancing (at least 1.5m) • practising good hygiene • considering wearing a mask • remaining at home if you are feeling unwell • self-isolating if you are waiting for test results or had recent contact with a COVID-19 case.

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Expressions of interest (EOI’s) are now open to be involved in the week of programming and on event day as a guest speaker or entertainment in our activity zones. NSW Government restrictions will be monitored in the lead up to the event with the event format subject to change. EOI’S CLOSE 2PM FRIDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2020 Find out how you can be involved: Visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/livewellEOI

Draft Consolidated Environment & Planning Policies We're consolidating all former Wyong Shire Council or Gosford City Council policies for the one Central Coast region. Now on exhibition: Ÿ Temporary Licensing of a Trade or Business on Open Space Areas Policy Ÿ Events on Open Space Areas Policy Ÿ Tree Vandalism Management Policy Ÿ Keeping of Animals Policy Ÿ Smoke-free Outdoor Public Places Policy Review and submit comments by 29 October 2020 at yourvoiceourcoast.com yourvoiceourcoast.com


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State of the Environment Report is not all good news A State of the Environment Report (SoE) shows that the Central Coast has only one air monitoring site, located at Wyong. It also shows that the biodiversity of the region is under threat. The report was received by the Central Coast Council at its September 28 meeting. Deputy Mayor, Jane Smith, said the report highlighted many gaps. “The information provided showed that we have very good data for our waterways, quite good data for climate change and we have some good data for biodiversity, but it’s more in the Biodiversity Strategy,” she said. “However, it did show weaknesses in our data where we only have one air quality monitoring station across the whole local government area, at Wyong, and some of the data that was included in the report was Sydney-wide and three years old. “In the land category of the SoE Report, it perhaps missed

The main pressures on the environment are human population growth and with that comes increased energy use and road transport

a couple of key things that needed to be included such as contaminated lands. “We know that in parts of the Central Coast, we do have significant contaminated lands and we do need, as a Council, to get an understanding of where they are. “Some of them are the ash dams in the northern part of the region, where government is looking at putting residential subdivisions,” she said. Cr Smith thanked staff for

their work so far on what is now essentially an interim report. “We are required under the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework to provide a SoE Report in the last year of our term,” Cr Smith said. “That was going to be this year, but now with the extension of the election, we will need to provide a final report next year.” The State of the Environment

report covers a number of areas including air quality, climate change, rubbish, landcare and the waterways. Indicators for Climate and Energy, including greenhouse gas, are tracking moderate, with a trend towards getting better or stable across the community and Council. The main pressures include human population growth, energy use and on-road transport. In response, Council has

developed the Climate Change Policy which aims to mitigate and adapt to impacts related to emissions and climate change. The community and Council are both doing their part, with the number of solar system installations in this region increasing year on year, Council said. Waste management across the region is tracking good to moderate, with a stable trend. Central Coast residents generated 168,243 tonnes of

waste in 2018-19, of which 59 percent (98,511 tonnes) was sent to landfill and 41 percent (69,732 tonnes) was recovered. Across the waterways, nine ecological health and water quality indicators are tracking good in two, while two are tracking poor and the remaining are variable, with a stable trend. The main pressures include natural hazards such as storm events or sea-level rises, development activities such as land clearing near coastal, estuary and catchment areas, and water pollution such as stormwater run-off or sewage overflows. Council adopted the State of Environment report and also referred it to the innovations and futures reference group for further consideration of information and data to be included in the final report. Council also adopted a Biodiversity Strategy (see separate story). Merilyn Vale

New State Operations Centre to support Coast surf lifesavers Beachgoers will be safer this summer with the opening of the new State Operations Centre (SOC) in Sydney, acting as a backup emergency service for all Central Coast and NSW lifeguards. The high-tech surf lifesaving operations centre will provide greater coastal surveillance capability, faster response times, and improve asset coordination between the 129 surf clubs in NSW. Manager of the State Operations Centre (SOC), Andrew Urgate, said the centre

in Belrose would help Central Coast branches respond to incidents faster and more efficiently. "We will now be able to communicate regularly with the Central Coast lifeguards and monitor their channels, and also talk directly with them and coordinate a response if required,” he said. "We have state-of-the-art radio, telephone, video and IT services, allowing us to have situational awareness of what is going on up and down the coast at any one time. "It's the communication and

coordination hub of all surf lifesaving activities across the State.” When an incident occurs on the Central Coast, he said those at SOC can monitor the cameras and situation, contact the closest assets in the region, and coordinate with the local duty officer on the conditions, faster than ever before. The $500,000 centre was officially opened by the NSW Minister for Police and Emergency, David Elliott, as part of a $16M investment into Surf Life Saving NSW over the past four years.

"The 20,000 active surf lifesavers in NSW play an important role responding to emergencies, and it is pleasing that they will now have the most up to date facility to assist them," Elliott said. The SOC was designed in consultation with other NSW emergency service organisations, including the Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service. Recent multi-agency emergency responses, including the response to the NSW bushfires in January, also helped inform the design of the

new Centre. CEO of Surf Life Saving NSW, Steve Pearce, said that with more people anticipated to visit the NSW coastline this summer, the SOC broadens Surf Life Saving NSW's emergency response posture so it can more effectively respond to critical incidents and requests for assistance. "With near record drownings last summer and a very significant increase in boating fatalities, it's vital that our lifesavers have the best communications and emergency coordination

technology available to help save lives on the beach and the water," Pearce said. "We saw an unprecedented increase in emergency callout operations and requests for assistance over winter, and as the weather warms, the beaches are only going to get busier.” The SOC can also coordinate multi agency responses with other NSW emergency service organisations, including NSW Police and ambulance, 365 days a year. Jacinta Counihan

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The Chronicle understands that multiple emergency services including Tuggerah Lakes Police, NSW Ambulance and CareFlight are on the scene

at a house at Noela Pl, responding to reports that four men and a woman, all believed to be in their 20’s, had overdosed on an unknown substance. All five were treated at the scene, with the four men taken

Just after 4am, emergency services were called to a service station on The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty, following reports of a stabbing.

A 28-year-old man was found suffering a stab wound to his shoulder. He was treated at the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

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Tuggerah Lakes Police are searching for the owner of war medals found at a bus stop at The Entrance.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended and have been told that a group was seen running from the area prior to their arrival. A search of the area commenced and inquiries are continuing. Source: NSW Police media, Oct 5

Police remember fallen colleagues Police from across the country paused on September 29 to reflect on their 274 fallen colleagues for National Police Remembrance Day. In previous years, hundreds of officers have come together to attend the memorial service at the Wall of Remembrance in The Domain. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a more intimate ceremony. They were joined by the family of the late Constable Aaron Vidal, who tragically passed away on June 18 following a two-vehicle crash.

Anyone with information about these incidents should call

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Closer to home, officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District observed National Police Remembrance Day with support from Wyong Race Club. To mark the occasion, the

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to Gosford Hospital in a stable condition. The woman was taken to Wyong Hospital in a critical condition. Tuggerah Lakes Police remain on the scene talking to others who were in the house.

Stabbing at Long Jetty A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed at Long Jetty in the early hours of Monday, October 5.

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War medals found

Multiple drug overdoses at Budgewoi A multi-agency operation is underway at Budgewoi after what’s believed to have been multiple drug overdoses.

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Club hosted a Police Memorial Week Remembering the Fallen Officers Class race on Tuesday, September 22, with Tuggerah Lakes District Commander, Superintendent John Gralton, attending along with a handful of colleagues. “Tuggerah Lakes Police District wish to thank the Wyong Race Club for their support for this very special day on the police calendar,” a spokesperson for the District said. Source: Press release, Sep 29 NSW Police Media Website, Sep 29 Tuggerah Lakes Police District

On Thursday, September 3, the medals, believed to be World War One medals, were found in a bus shelter on the

corner of The Entrance and Boondilla Rds. The medals were handed in to The Entrance Police Station but so far no owner has come

forward. They are appealing for public assistance to locate the owner of the medals. Source: Tuggerah Lakes Police media, Oct 2 Police Report number 75378540

Police assaulted whilst responding to domestic violence incident Tuggerah Lakes Police District Commander, Superintendent John Gralton, has condemned the latest serious assault of a Tuggerah Lakes officer and warned the community that police aren’t their punching bags. The latest assault saw a male senior constable suffer a broken nose whilst responding to a domestic violence incident at San Remo. Officers were called to a home on Perouse Ave just before 1am on Friday, October 2, and upon arrival, spoke with a 42-year-old man before attempting to arrest him. A struggle ensued before the man allegedly elbowed the senior constable in the face, breaking his nose. He was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with six offences, including assault police

occasioning actual bodily harm, resist officer in execution of duty, assault (DV), intimidation, breach of AVO. The man was also charged with possess prohibited pistol, after police seized a gel blaster pistol from the scene. He was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court later that day. During the arrest a second officer suffered cartilage damage to his rib and lacerations to his right arm and knee. The incident is the latest in a string of disturbing assaults on officers in Tuggerah Lakes in recent months and comes after a female senior constable was left with serious facial lacerations and other bodily injuries after being punched and kicked to the ground during

an arrest at Halekulani in July. The assault of two other senior constable responding to a domestic disturbance at Buff Point also made national news in June, when bodycam footage of the assault was released to the public. In that incident a female senior constable was punched in the face several times, dragged to the ground by her hair, had a clump of hair ripped from her head and was choked, while a male senior constable was spat on, elbowed in the face and had his genitals twisted. All officers required treatment for their injuries, with the majority needing to visit hospital for further care. Supt Gralton said both officers from the latest incident were recovering well and were keen to get back on the beat. Dilon Luke

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Injured passenger Woy Woy to airlifted from Umina access Woy Woy businesses north of A long-standing issue preventing get A rescue helicopter to was called Dunban and McMasters Rds have disabled access to The Pavilion at to Umina Oval in the early hours ‘premium grade’ been included in a “business fibre Woy Woy could finally come to an of October 2 to airlift to hospital zone”, which will allow them end after representatives from both a passenger injured in a motor fibre internet access to internet speeds of up to Deepwater Plaza and The Pavilion vehicle accident on Patonga Rd, Woy Woy to get access to ‘premium grade’ fibre internet

Disabled access to come to The Pavilion after 15 years

Woy Woy businesses north have met to discuss possible Pearl Beach. of Dunban and McMasters

952 megabits per second. First of big four banks leaves the Peninsula

Rotary helps Umina surf through pandemic

The ANZ will be the first of the big four banks to abandon the Peninsula when it closes its Woy Woy branch on Wednesday, November 11.

Pat is named Senior Volunteer of the Year

“All businesses within these zones will have access to NBN’s wholesale premium-grade business offering, with wholesale prices for service providers significantly reduced, in some cases by up to 67 per cent.” Other zones announced on the Coast are centred around Kincumber, Terrigal and Ourimbah. Federal Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks said businesses within these fibre zones will have access to metro zone wholesale prices. “This [will] drive annual cost savings of between $1200 and $6000,” Ms Wicks said. Ms Wicks also said it would enable businesses to boost their digital capabilities and help them stay competitive in the digital age, and its construction would create new jobs, including for engineers, project managers and construction crew.

Rds have been included in a “business fibre zone”, which will allow them Umina access torestaurant seeks club internet speeds of up to 952 permission for takeaway kiosk megabits per second. The area extends south of

The Rotary Club of Woy WoyMcMasters has Rd, A between UminaOceanrestaurant has sought Beach Rd and Trafalgar Ave as far as Gallipoli Ave, to include the from Central Coast donated $1000 to Umina Beach permission Alma Ave light industrial area, Woy Surf Life Saving Club to help it Public Council to themake alterations and Woy South School and council works depot. through the coronavirus pandemic. additions to provide a takeaway The business fibre zones were announced by NBN Co kiosk. on September 22 as part of its Corporate Plan 2021. “NBN Co will invest up to $700 million in a multi-faceted package of initiatives over the next three years to support business innovation,” the company stated in a media release on September 23. “The centerpiece of this package is the creation of up to 240 business fibre zones nationally.

Paul Sharpe awarded surf club Wicks defends need for life membership St Huberts bridge barrier project

Umina Beach resident Ms Pat Guild has been named Senior Volunteer of the Year for the Central Coast region in the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Umina Surf Life Saving Club has awarded Mr Paul Sharpe life membership to honour more than 40 years with the club.

Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks has defended the need for the $900,000 St Huberts Island bridge barrier project, but has recognised resident concerns about the design. SOURCE: Media release, 28 Sept 2020 Lucy Wicks, Member for Robertson

Disabled access to come to The full articles and more can be seen on line on our website The Pavilion after 15 years www.coastcommunitynews.com.au They can also be seen on www.peninsulanews.info

A long-standing issue preventing disabled access to The Pavilion at Woy Woy could finally come to an end after representatives from both Deepwater Plaza and The Pavilion have met to discuss possible works.

An apparent agreement between them brings to an end a 15-year impasse, which arose after a private building certifier failed to ensure that disabled access to OCTOBER 2020 The2 Pavilion was available from adjacent carpark, and Council staff failed to intervene resolve the issue. Coast Community This left a ramp from the shop level to the street without any safe means for people in wheelchairs to access the carpark for 15 years, and vice versa, due to high kerb and guttering. Representatives of both Deepwater Plaza’s manager Dexus and of owners of The Pavilion have

said that agreements are being and happy journey between the finalised to improve accessibility two premises,” Mr Korani said. between the Deepwater Plaza car “Everyone is excited and park and The Pavilion. optimistic for construction to The required works are begin.” expected to start soon, with plans Speaking on behalf of Dexus, to include a new zebra crossing Deepwater Plaza centre manager between the two premises, as well Ms Marcelle Proper confirmed as the gutter being levelled for there had been discussions wheelchair and mobility devices to between the two parties. “Both parties are working access the Pavilion’s pavement. An additional access point for through possible solutions to shopping trolleys and wheelchairs improve pedestrian access and within the carpark has also beenREAL safety between the two buildings INDEPENDENT LOCAL WEEKLYinNEWS a timely manner.” discussed. Speaking on behalf of The She said they were “finalising Pavilion owners, Mr Aron Korani the agreements to improve said this focuses had been a subject of accessibility between the to News on news specifically relating frustration for many years and he Deepwater Plaza car park and The was happy to finally see some Pavilion”. “The required works should positive change to meet the needs of the community. commence shortly.” “We couldn’t be happier with SOURCE: Media statement, 10 Sep 2020 the outcome and look forward to Aron Korani, LIV Realty working with Deepwater Plaza in Media statement, 10 Sep 2020 the coming days and weeks and Marcelle Proper, Dexus Group providing the public with a safe

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post code areas 2250, 2251 & 2260

Support building to keep Mariners on the Coast

Terrigal water audit due for release

Nipper, Lachie Muldbrock, helped Central Coast Council has The long-awaited Terrigal water complete, save two young boys from a rip at committed to working with the quality audit isThefinally first cultural element has THIS ISSUE contains 54 articles - Read more news items for this issue at www.peninsulanews.info been installed at Leagues report Club Umina Beach while out surfing with Mariners on a potential five-year with the comprehensive Office: Level 2, 86-88 Mann St, Gosford - Phone: 4325 7369 - Mail: PO Box 1056, Gosford 2250 - E-mail: editorial@centralcoastnews.net - Website: www.coastcommunitynews.com.au Field in the form of large his dad and uncle on September agreement which would see the going online on October 2. with timber poles decorated traditional Aboriginal art. 29. A-League football club remain in See page 6 the region.

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Council releases draft Skatepark Action Plan

Poles showcase indigenous heritage

Cuts to JobSeeker Supplement to impact household incomes

The Central Coast is to become home to four high quality competition-grade skateparks in all corners of the region, following the endorsement of a draft Skatepark Action Plan, consolidating former

The first cultural element has been installed at Leagues Club Field in the form of large timber poles decorated with traditional Aboriginal art.

The Central Coast will be one of the hardest hit regions as the Federal Government’s cuts to the Situated centre for stagepeople in Coronavirus Supplement Terrigal lagoon, Pete Rush’s on JobSeeker, Youth Allowance newest sculpture, Reflectionand Weaver, is bound to bring in a parenting payments kick in this crowd. See page 17

179M drink containers Out&About New program to target Boardwalk under construction deposited at Return and Earn Aboriginal homelessness centres Nipper, Lachie Muldbrock, boys, who wereduring fully clothed, More his surfboard.than 179visitors to remember todrink always “The heroic effort and people million Aboriginal sleeping If you’re heading to Terrigal helped save two young struggling to swim against a Muldbrock’s father assisted swim at patrolled beaches and instinctive reactions of Lachie have beenchildren. deposited Muldbrock roughdemonstrate on the the boys school be aware containers from a rip holidays, at Umina strong current. the Central Coast will him as he negotiated the waves supervise while is out surfing lifesaving skills ourinto safe and stable He bravely paddled nipper atonReturn the way to the and beach where this is an allon too often thatBeach work continuing on histhe Earn“Sadly, centres the valuable be supported with his dad and uncle on board out to sea 150m and a rescue team was waiting. young members learn as part occurrence,” Cusack said. construction Coast through a new program, September 29. of Terrigal the nipper programs.” used hisBoardwalk lifesaving skills to pull Central Surf Life Saving Director since of “Whenthe childreninitiative are left on the ofhousing one of them onto the board. Lifesaving, Simon Cusack, said beach unattended, they can which aims to help them break the At around 8.15 am, 11-yearand the upgrade to the rockpool. was launched almost three years Source: Spring is the season for old Lachie noticed the two His uncle retrieved the other this is a timely reminder for all end up in real danger in the Media release, Sep 9 babies at the Australian cycle of homelessness. boy who was closer to shore on ago. Central Coast residents and water. Surf Lifesaving Central Coast Reptile Park with park

keepers starting up their daily The full articles and more can be seen on line on our website www.coastcommunitynews.com.au Coast Community pre-school feeding session for News focusses on news specifically related to post code areas 2250, 2251, 2260 and articles can also be read and the newest joeys. shared on your mobile phone by going to www.coastcommunitynews.com.au. See page 19

Support building to keep Mariners on the Coast Central Coast Council has committed to working with the Mariners on a potential five-year agreement which would see the A-League football club

up for sale, could be relocated outside the region, with an offer already on the table from Canberra. Mayor Lisa Matthews said Council valued the contribution made by the

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Many amalgamation issues would have happened anyway Gary Blaschke makes some good points (“Amalgamation has not been a good thing for residents”, CCC208, September 30), but many of his complaints have nothing to do with amalgamation. The 2036 Regional Plan would always have been prepared, the CoordinatorGeneral would always have been appointed (whatever happened to her?), the Planning Panels would always have been put in place, and the Gosford Plan would always have been foisted on us, regardless of the local councils involved. It is true that, instead of reconfiguring the

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administration and setting a path for the new council, the Administrator (expensively) frittered away the opportunity and left nothing of any permanent value as a result of his long distance, chair warming tenure. However, the other matters that Mr Blaschke refers to are

simply a result of the kind of councillors we elected, so we have nobody but ourselves to blame. Ratepayers seem to be fond of whining about the council’s performance but they re-elect the same old dead wood each time, with a donkey vote for whichever political party they favour. My position is that political party affiliations should not be allowed on local government ballots. Let each candidate make his own case with his constituency so that, at least, voters would have to know the names of the candidates they are choosing. Email, Oct 1 Bruce Hyland, Woy Woy

Being “chauffeured” by Busways is a satisfactory solution I write in regard to North Wyong urban release zones and public transport. Some 20 years ago, it was mooted that Warnervale railway siding would move 700m north to the locality of Woongarrah and Blue Haven residents also asked for a new railway siding. Nil result. While northern Wyong has less rail access than that of Gosford north and south, the answer for the future may well

FORUM be achieved via the local bus operator. on behalf of the NSW State government. known as Busways. Precedents already exist. All the boffins have to do is model further Busways routes along the lines of route 95 Gwandalan, Lake Munmorah to Morisset railway three times daily, and the 95x to Wyee rail AM and PM. These are satisfactory.

Speaking from experience, after being “chauffeured” by Busways, this is a sound way of establishing connectivity to rail corridors. However,high car dependence will always prevail in this part of the world. Warnervale railway siding should be retained as is. Community consultation should also ensue. Letter, Sep 22 Graham Hansen, Lake Munmorah

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Living on the lakes is usually such a nice spot to live, but at this time it is far from that, because it is full of weeds and very smelly.

To launch a boat or kayak you must push or row out to the

middle to get past the huge clumps of weed and slosh. With summer coming up, this needs to be addressed by

Central Coast Council or whoever looks after our waterway. They need help and so do we, the residents and ratepayers. Letter, Sep 16 Carol Mather, Gorokan

No respect for indigenous sacred sites I would like to point out that mining corporations seem to have no respect for indigenous sacred sites when they blow up these sacred places, some 46 thousand years old, and given the green light by local government with

FORUM barely a beep from the media. Imagine if these mining terrorists had blown up the Opera House or Parliament House, now that would have

made front page news worldwide. Mining corporations have form for these types of alien actions worldwide. Email, Sep 21 Richard Ryan, Summerland Point


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The North excels at Central Coast Volunteer Awards

Shelly Beach SLSC members, Volunteer Team of the Year

Volunteers from across the Coast were recognised for their outstanding contribution to their communities at a special virtual ceremony for the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards. One of 25 regional award ceremonies taking place around the state, among 100 special guests, volunteers and community leaders tuned into the Central Coast ceremony to celebrate this year’s nominees. While compassion isn’t a competition, northerners had an almost clean sweep of the awards, with Berkeley Vale’s, Joshua Maxwell, taking out this year’s top honour as the Coast’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year. The Founder and Artistic Director of Tuggerah based youth arts company, Jopuka Productions, Maxwell has been a champion of the performing arts for the past 14 years, and also took out this year’s Adult Volunteer of the Year Award. The seasoned creative has spearheaded over 300 productions and thousands of events in his professional career, but it’s little known that Maxwell and his executive team at Jopuka do it all for free, with funds that could make up their salaries instead being redirected into opportunities

for the company’s young players. “When I started Jopuka, I told myself that I’d give 10 years of my professional life to the company. “No one on the executive gets a wage, instead that money goes towards financing productions, paying tutors and artist commissions. “We do this to ensure that our young people have access to the same opportunities that they would in Sydney,” Maxwell explained. Reflecting on his career, Maxwell said that his dual awards were a poignant reminder of the 20 year

anniversary of what sparked his love and passion for the arts. “Having family in the industry, I grew up backstage at concerts and events, but it wasn’t until the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony that I knew that I wanted to get into directing and designing. “The whole spectacle was so inspiring and here we are 20 years later.” Speaking on his awards, Maxwell said he was humbled to be both the 2020 Volunteer and Adult Volunteer of the Year. “It was a complete shock to me to be named Adult Volunteer of the Year, let alone Volunteer

of the Year. “I was in amongst so many incredible nominees who all show just how dedicated our communities are to supporting one another. “Volunteering really is the backbone of our community and all of this year’s awardees are incredible examples of that,” Maxwell said Joining Maxwell in the winner’s circle was Woongarah’s, Jackson Lantry, Shelly Beach Surf Club and Umina’s, Pat Guild. Lantry was named Young Volunteer of the Year for his hours of service to various charitable organisations in the

region. Juggling his volunteer work with his School Certificate, the Year 10 student has committed hundreds of hours to Coast Shelter, Relay for Life, White Ribbon Australia and Wyong’s Oasis Youth Centre. With 537 volunteers, the Shelly Beach Surf Club makes a massive contribution to its local community. Awarded Volunteer Team of the Year, collectively, clubbies have provided more than 5,600 volunteer hours in the past 12 months and will continue to provide support, assistance and education to beachgoers this beach season.

Crowned Senior Volunteer of the Year, Guild picked up her gong for her 11 years of dedication to BlowFly Cricket. BlowFly Cricket was established to enrich the quality of lives of all ability children/young adults who have special needs or intellectual disabilities by providing a summer sport to be played with their peers. Presented by The Centre for Volunteering, Centre CEO, Jemma Rygate, said this year’s awards were truly uplifting in light of the coronavirus pandemic. “Volunteers from across every region of NSW have continued to give their time, energy and compassion in the face of enormous adversity over the past 12 months. “This is what the Australian spirit is all about,.helping others. “Helping your community and never giving up. “I couldn’t be more proud of the region’s volunteers and their incredible resilience and spirit. “We are just so glad that technology allowed us to still come together to say thank you.” Dilon Luke

Josh Maxwell, Volunteer of the Year.

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Randa Magdi says: just give it a go She’s known as DJ Ruby Red, but when the coronavirus put the nation into lockdown, Randa Magdi changed the track. The Hamlyn Terrace local went into lockdown in early March as a precaution, but when it became apparent that the pandemic wasn’t going away, the DJ turned to the creative arts for solace. Picking up the paintbrush seriously for the first time in 25 years, Magdi has since rekindled her love of artmaking, and big things are happening for the 56-year-old, who’s gone from sharing her work with Facebook friends to planning her first exhibition. A long time art lover, Magdi is hopeful that her experience will help encourage more people to rediscover the creative and performing arts. “In my younger days, I actually went to art school to study art history, but after finishing, life got hectic and I sort of fell out of love with art,” Magdi

explained. “I was and still am an avid gallery goer and before Covid, I regularly travelled to galleries, art festivals and events, but it’s been almost three decades since I actually created anything myself. “One day I just thought to myself ‘you’re in lockdown why not?’ “From the first brushstroke, something just reignited inside me and I’ve been creating ever since,” Magdi said. Faces are her subject of choice, with the modern abstractionist blending colour with harsh lines to create a series of captivating replicas of famous artworks and portraits of people, real and imagined. After sharing a few of her pieces online and receiving positive feedback, Magdi said she felt invigorated to keep sharing, and in a nod to the power of social media, eventually she was invited to participate in Newcastle’s Same but Different exhibition, as well as Wyong’s La Carta Art

Gallery and Café, which is renowned for providing a platform for budding local artists to display their work. It was at La Carta where Magdi sold her first piece of art and now the up and comer is planning something even bigger, her first solo show. “I live with multiple sclerosis and was actually approached by NDIS plan management business, Planting the Seed, about hosting my own exhibition. “They found my posts and offered to help finance a show at The Entrance Gallery, which is just incredible,” Magdi said. Hoping to open it sometime in the next 12 months, when it comes to the arts, Magdi’s advice to her fellow northerners is to just give it a go. “They say it takes courage to make art and I assume that’s because we’re all worried about being judged, but this is an area of my life where I honestly haven’t cared less about what other people think. “My art is just for me; the

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Men’s Sheds operating with restricted numbers While 2020 has been full of ups and downs, it was business as usual at Men’s Sheds around the Coast during National Men’s Shed Week (September 28 to October 3). From Mannering Park to Bateau Bay, all seven of the north’s Men’s Sheds are different, but the one thing that they have in common is their purpose, to give blokes a shed. A fresh take on the backyard shed, Men’s Sheds give men a place to meet, work and connect, with the movement now recognised internationally as a champion for men’s wellbeing. ‘Shedders’, as members have come to be known, come from all walks of life, with that diversity key to a shed’s prosperity, as Shedders share their stories, skills and expertise with the group. At the woodworking focused The Entrance Men’s Shed, mateship and skill sharing are the norm, but according to Shed Secretary,Terry Anderson, National Men’s Shed Week went by without much fanfare. Instead, Shedders have been focused on ensuring that their 40 strong membership can

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enjoy equal access to the shed under current Covid restrictions. “At the moment, we can only have 16 people in the shed to comply with social distancing, but as we’re only open three days a week, we’ve had to start rostering members on and keeping a really close eye on the numbers. “It’s been tough because we’ve got blokes who’d come in everyday if they could, but it is what it is,” Anderson said. Despite those challenges, Anderson said that there was plenty of work to go around, with the shed receiving a steady stream of odd jobs from

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the community since reopening. “We’ve got all sorts of fellas in the shed and we’re very fortunate in that one of our executive members is a timber joiner by trade, so the shed has been able to accept a lot of jobs that have helped keep us in the green during the pandemic. “We’re lucky to have such skilled members sharing their expertise.” In the past, The Entrance Men’s Shed was also well known for rolling up its sleeves to support the community, with Shedders working on a number of projects with local aged care

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providers, schools, businesses and other community groups. Due to the pandemic, they’re limited in what they can do now, but Anderson said members had a hand in a few big projects this year. “We actually built the chairs for Central Coast Council’s upcoming Big Chair Project, and earlier in the year, we made a few takeaway kits for our visiting disability group, and worked with St Vincent de Paul Society to create some accessible garden beds for people in wheelchairs,” Anderson said. Like at The Entrance, National

Men’s Shed Week went by without much fuss for the blokes at Bateau Bay Men’s Shed as well, who’s President, Fred Murray, said they were happy running their own race. “We’ve got over 100 members, so for us it’s just been first in best dressed,” Murray explained. With metalworking and woodworking their core disciplines, Murray said comprehensive cleaning and sanitising had become the norm at the shed. “We’ve got a lot of distancing and sanitising procedures in place and the boys have been

very compliant because they know it’s for their own good. “We miss being able to welcome the public and things like our school holiday program, but at the end of the day, members have their own stuff to get on with and they’re happy to be keeping themselves busy,” Murray said. One thing that all Men’s Sheds can take away from this year’s National Men’s Shed Week is new historic legislation enacted by the Parliament of Australia, granting Men’s Sheds the opportunity to apply for Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status from October. “This change to the law means that for the very first time, individual Sheds (which successfully apply) will be able to receive tax-deductible donations directly from individuals and businesses. “This is the culmination of around 8 years of advocacy and input by the Australian Men’s Association and will have untold benefits for Men’s Sheds across Australia,” said Australian Men’s Shed Association Executive Officer, David Helmers. Dilon Luke

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Stolen Runaway (PG) [s] 9:40 Murder Calls: HELL (M) [s] This season will boast double Gabe Meyer (M) [s] 9:00 Utopia: Ticks Of Approval (PG) 8:30 Movie: “Jack Reacher: Never the dates, double the fun and Go Back” (M v) (’16) Stars: Tom 10:40 NINE News Late [s] 9:30 Planet America [s] double the romance. Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis 11:10 New Amsterdam: Five Miles 10:00 QI: Q-Animals (PG) [s] West (M) [s] 9:00 Bull: Don’t Say A Word (M) [s] Hodge, Danika Yarosh, Patrick 10:35 ABC Late News [s] 12:05 Dr Christian Jessen Will See 10:00 Bull: Bounty (M v) [s] Heusinger, Holt McCallany, 11:05 Four Corners [s] 11:00 WIN’s All Australian News [s] You Now (M n) [s] 11:50 Media Watch [s] Robert Knepper, Judd Lormand 12:00 The Project (PG) [s] 1:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s] 11:00 The Latest Seven News [s] 12:10 Wentworth (MA15+) [s] 1:00 The Late Show (PG) [s] 1:30 Home Shopping 1:40 Parliament Question Time [s] 11:30 Crazy On A Plane (M l) [s] 2:00 Home Shopping 12:30 Home Shopping 4:00 Easy Eats [s] 2:40 rage (MA15+) [s] 6:00 Headline News [s] 5:30 Today [s] 6:00 Sunrise [s] 6:00 News Breakfast [s] 8:30 Studio 10 (PG) [s] 9:00 Today Extra [s] 9:00 The Morning Show (PG) [s] 9:00 ABC News Mornings [s] 12:00 Dr Phil (PG) [s] 11:30 NINE’s Morning News [s] 11:30 Seven Morning News [s] 10:00 Planet America [s] 1:00 Program To Be Advised 12:00 Movie: “The Maltese Falcon” 12:00 Ellen (PG) [s] 10:30 Australian Story [s] 2:40 Entertainment Tonight [s] 1:00 Natural World (PG) [s] (PG) (’41) Stars: Humphrey 11:00 Grand Designs Australia (PG) 3:00 Judge Judy (PG) [s] 2:00 The Block: Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys 12:00 ABC News At Noon [s] 3:30 Good Chef Bad Chef [s] Living/ Dining Week (PG) [s] George, Peter Lorre 1:00 Hard Quiz (PG) [s] 4:00 Everyday Gourmet [s] 3:00 Tipping Point (PG) [s] 2:00 The Chase UK [s] 1:30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS 4:30 The Bold And The Beautiful 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] 4:00 Seven News At 4 [s] HELL (M) [s] (PG) [s] 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 2:00 Parliament Question Time [s] 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] 5:00 10 News First [s] 6:00 NINE News [s] 6:00 Seven News [s] 3:10 ABC News Afternoons [s] 6:00 WIN News [s] 7:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s] 7:00 Home And Away (PG) [s] 4:10 Think Tank (PG) [s] 6:30 The Project (PG) [s] 5:05 Grand Designs Australia (PG) 8:30 Movie: “The Heat” (PG) (’13) – 7:30 Paramedics (PG) [s] – A mother is badly injured in a car 7:30 The Bachelorette Australia FBI Special Agent Sarah 5:55 The Drum [s] (PG) [s] crash and is desperate to find Ashburn and Boston cop 6:55 Sammy J [s] 9:00 Gogglebox (M l) [s] – If you’re her baby girl. Shannon Mullins couldn’t be 7:00 ABC News [s] looking to know what’s hot, and 8:30 Kings Cross ER (M mp,l) [s] more incompatible. But when 7:30 Budget 2020: Opposition Reply what’s a hot mess on the telly, they join forces to bring down a 9:30 Botched: Bunny Boobs And 8:00 7.30 [s] than let Australia’s favourite Pooch Patrol (M v,l) [s] drug lord, they become the last 8:30 Escape From The City [s] armchair critics be your guide! 10:30 NINE News Late [s] thing anyone expected: 9:30 Secrets Of The Museum [s] buddies. Stars: Demian Bichir, 11:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent: 10:00 Program To Be Advised 10:15 ABC Late News [s] 10:30 This Is Us: Sorry (PG) [s] Dead (M v) [s] Marlon Wayans 10:50 Louis Theroux: Twilight Of The 11:30 WIN’s All Australian News [s] 11:50 Tipping Point (PG) [s] 11:00 The Latest Seven News [s] Porn Stars (M) [s] 12:45 Garden Gurus Moments [s] 12:30 The Project (PG) [s] 11:50 Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: 11:30 Program To Be Advised 1:30 The Late Show (PG) [s] 1:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s] 12:00 Program To Be Advised City Of Dogs (M) [s] 2:30 Home Shopping 1:30 Home Shopping 12:50 Parliament Question Time [s] 12:30 Home Shopping 6:00 Headline News [s] 5:30 Today [s] 6:00 Sunrise [s] 6:00 News Breakfast [s] 8:30 Studio 10 (PG) [s] 9:00 Today Extra (PG) [s] 9:00 The Morning Show (PG) [s] 9:00 ABC News Mornings [s] 12:00 Dr Phil (PG) [s] 11:30 NINE’s Morning News [s] 11:30 Seven Morning News [s] 10:00 Robert McFarlane: 1:00 The Living Room [s] 12:00 Movie: “Rodeo And Juliet” (G) 12:00 Ellen (PG) [s] The Still Point [s] 2:00 Entertainment Tonight [s] 1:00 Movie: “Nights In Rodanthe” (’15) Stars: Krista Allen 10:30 QI [s] (PG) (’08) Stars: Richard Gere 2:30 Judge Judy (PG) [s] 2:00 The Chase UK [s] 11:00 Grand Designs Australia 3:30 Good Chef Bad Chef [s] 3:00 Tipping Point (PG) [s] 4:00 Seven News At 4 [s] (PG) [s] 4:00 Everyday Gourmet [s] 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] 12:00 ABC News At Noon [s] 4:30 The Bold And The Beautiful 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 6:00 Seven News [s] 1:00 Louis Theroux: The Night In (PG) [s] 7:00 Better Homes And Gardens 6:00 NINE News [s] Question (M l) [s] 5:00 10 News First [s] 7:00 NRL: 1st Semi-Final *Live* [s] – Joh and Pete visit 2:00 The Rise Of The Murdoch 6:00 WIN News [s] From TBA [s] Breezeway House in NSW. 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6:00 Home Shopping 7:00 Weekend Sunrise [s] The Morning Show - Weekend 10:00 12:00 (PG) [s] 12:30 Seven’s Horse Racing: Randwick: Spring 2:00 Championship Stakes Day, 2:30 Caulfield Guineas [s] Seven News At 5 [s] Border Security - Australia’s 3:30 4:00 Front Line (PG) [s] Seven News [s] Movie: “Night At The Museum: 5:30 6:00 Battle Of The Smithsonian” 7:00 (PG) (’09) Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, 9:45 Robin Williams, Christopher 10:30 Guest, Alain Chabat, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais Movie: “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” (M v,l) (’14) Stars: 12:30 Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, 1:20 Gary Oldman, Keri Russell Movie: “Cobra” (MA15+) (’86) 1:35 2:05 Stars: Sylvester Stallone 5:30 Home Shopping

Animal Tales [s] 6:00 Reel Action [s] 5:00 CGTN English News Weekend Today [s] 6:30 Entertainment Tonight [s] 5:15 NHK World English News Today Extra - Saturday [s] 7:00 Which Car (PG) [s] 5:30 Worldwatch Rivals [s] 7:30 What’s Up Down Under [s] 1:00 PBS Newshour NRL: Women’s Premiership 8:00 My Market Kitchen [s] 2:00 Expedition Volcano *Live* From TBA [s] 8:30 Taste Of Australia With 4:00 Australia With Julia Bradbury: Surfing Australia TV [s] Hayden Quinn [s] Victoria The Block: 9:00 Destination Dessert [s] 4:30 Tennis: French Open 2020 9:30 Studio 10 Saturday (PG) [s] Living/ Dining Week (PG) [s] Highlights 12:00 Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight 5:30 The Hunt For The Kaiser’s The Garden Gurus [s] Club [s] NRL: Women’s Premiership Superfleet (PG) 1:00 Good Chef Bad Chef [s] *Live* From TBA [s] 6:30 SBS World News 1:30 Buy To Build [s] Getaway [s] 7:35 Walking Britain’s Lost 2:00 All 4 Adventure [s] NINE News Saturday [s] Railways: 3:00 What’s Up Down Under [s] NRL: 2nd Semi-Final *Live* Scottish Borders (PG) 3:30 Bondi Rescue (PG) [s] From TBA [s] 8:30 Portillo’s Greatest Railway 4:00 The Living Room [s] NRL: Post Match [s] Journeys: Political Railways 5:00 10 News First [s] Movie: “Swordfish” (M) (’01) (PG) 6:00 Program To Be Advised Stars: Halle Berry, John 9:25 Who Do You Think You Are?: 7:30 Bondi Rescue (PG) [s] Travolta, Hugh Jackman Olivia Colman (PG) 8:00 Ambulance Australia (PG) [s] 10:30 The Truth About Fat (PG) World’s Wildest Weather: Facing Down A Hurricane (M) 10:20 Ambulance UK: 11:30 Grand Tours Of Scotland’s Explore: Hamilton Gardens [s] The Day Shift (PG) [s] Lochs (PG) Surfing Australia TV [s] 11:30 Law & Order: SVU: Facing 12:00 Tennis: French Open 2020: Home Shopping Demons/ Missing (M v) [s] Women’s Final *Live* From Wesley Impact [s] 1:30 Home Shopping Roland Garros

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6:00 Home Shopping 7:00 Weekend Sunrise [s] The Morning Show - Weekend 10:00 11:00 House Of Wellness [s] 1:00 Gold Coast Medical (PG) [s] Program To Be Advised Better Homes And Gardens 3:00 Seven News At 5 [s] Sydney Weekender [s] 5:00 Seven News [s] 5:30 Program To Be Advised Crime Investigation Australia: 6:00 7:00 Most Infamous S2: The Mornington Monster/ The Will Of Death (MA15+) [s] – A look 8:30 9:30 at the Mornington Monster, a man who killed his wife, infant 10:30 daughter and unborn child. Also, the suspicious death of a 11:30 wealthy nightclub entrepreneur. April Jones: The Interrogation Tapes (MA15+) [s] – Explores 12:20 the murder of five-year-old April 1:10 Jones in 2012. 1:35 Autopsy USA: Prince (M) [s] 4:00 Home Shopping

6:00 Religious Programs [s] Animal Tales [s] 7:30 Fishing Australia [s] Weekend Today [s] 8:00 Pooches At Play [s] Sports Sunday (PG) [s] Sunday Footy Show (PG) [s] 8:30 The Living Room [s] Netball: Suncorp Super Netball: 9:30 Studio 10 Sunday (PG) [s] Preliminary Final *Live* From 12:00 Farm To Fork [s] 12:30 Taste Of Australia With TBA [s] Hayden Quinn [s] The Block: 1:00 Hotels By Design (PG) [s] Living/ Dining Week (PG) [s] 1:30 Rugby Union: Wallabies v All NINE News: First At Five [s] Blacks *Live* From Sky RBT: The Carer (PG) [s] Stadium, Wellington [s] NINE News Sunday [s] 4:30 RPM [s] The Block: 5:00 10 News First [s] Living/ Dining Reveal (PG) [s] 6:00 WIN News [s] 60 Minutes (PG) [s] NINE News Late [s] 6:30 The Sunday Project (PG) [s] See No Evil: 7:30 Junior Masterchef [s] – The Far From Home (M) [s] Top 14 mini cooks have an Born To Kill? Class Of Evil: open pantry to create their Altemio Sanchez - ‘The Guy signature dish. Next Door’ (MA15+) [s] 9:00 FBI: Payback (M v) [s] Grand Hotel: You’ve Got 10:00 FBI: A New Dawn (M v) [s] Blackmail (M l,v) [s] 11:00 The Sunday Project (PG) [s] Rivals [s] 12:00 NCIS: Fallout (M v) [s] Home Shopping 1:00 NCIS: Date With Destiny (M) [s] Animal Tales [s] 2:00 Home Shopping

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5:00 CGTN English News 5:15 NHK World English News 5:30 Worldwatch – Deutsche Welle English News 6:00 France 24 English News 6:30 Al Jazeera English News 7:30 Italian News 8:10 Filipino News 8:40 Worldwatch Continues 1:00 Speedweek 3:00 My Fish Fight (PG) 4:35 Tennis: French Open 2020 Highlights 5:35 Hitler’s World: The Post War Plan 6:30 SBS World News 7:30 Ancient Superstructures: The Great Wall Of China (PG) 8:30 Watergate: Blowback (PG) 9:20 Watergate: Endgame (PG) 10:15 Kubrick In His Own Words (MA15+) 11:30 Grand Tours Of Scotland’s Lochs 12:00 Tennis: French Open 2020: Men’s Final *Live* From Roland Garros

Today [s] 6:00 Headline News [s] 5:00 CGTN English News Today Extra [s] 8:30 Studio 10 (PG) [s] 5:15 NHK World English News NINE’s Morning News [s] 12:00 Dr Phil (PG) [s] 5:30 Worldwatch – Deutsche Welle Ellen (PG) [s] 1:00 Program To Be Advised English News 6:00 France 24 Getaway [s] 2:30 Entertainment Tonight [s] English News 6:30 This Week The Block: Living/ Dining 3:00 Judge Judy (PG) [s] With George Stephanopoulos Reveal (PG) [s] 3:30 Good Chef Bad Chef [s] 7:30 Worldwatch Continues 3:00 Tipping Point [s] 4:00 Everyday Gourmet With 2:00 Dian Fossey - Secrets In The 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] Justine Schofield [s] Mist: Gorilla Girl (M) (In 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 4:30 The Bold And The Beautiful English/ French) 6:00 NINE News [s] (PG) [s] 3:00 Alex Polizzi Chef For Hire 7:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s] 5:00 10 News First [s] 4:05 Inside John Lewis (PG) 7:30 The Block: Upstairs Week (PG) 6:00 WIN News [s] 5:00 Tennis: French Open 2020 [s] – Sarah and George are 6:30 The Project (PG) [s] Highlights down in the dumps and have a 7:30 Junior Masterchef [s] 6:00 Mastermind Australia message for the judges. Keith 8:30 Have You Been Paying 6:30 SBS World News sparks up at Harry. Attention? (M) [s] 7:35 How The Victorians Built 8:40 RBT: Festival Girls/ Merry 9:30 Drunk History Australia Britain: The Birth Of The Widower (PG) [s] (MA15+) [s] Machines (PG) 9:40 NINE News Late [s] 10:00 The Montreal Comedy 8:30 24 Hours In Emergency: 10:10 100% Footy (M) [s] Festival: Superstars #3 (M) [s] From This Day Forward (M) 11:10 Lethal Weapon: 11:00 WIN’s All Australian News [s] 9:25 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Bad Santas (MA15+) [s] 12:00 The Project (PG) [s] Countdown (PG) 12:05 Tipping Point [s] 1:00 The Late Show With Stephen 10:25 SBS World News Late 1:00 A Current Affair (PG) [s] Colbert (PG) [s] 10:55 DNA (M) (In Danish/ English) 1:30 Home Shopping 2:00 Home Shopping 11:45 Cardinal (M)

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ARTS & CULTURE Wyong Writers

Monthly on the 4th Sat 1.30pm Woodbury Community Centre 1 Woolmers Cres, Mardi.

4333 7489

meilingvenning@hotmail.com www.wyongwriters.org

Toukley District Art Society

Painting, drawing groups and classes, demonstarations and workshops. Open 7 days 10am - 4pm, Cafe. Tues - drawing 10am - 1pm, Wed-painting 9:30am - 12:30pm

4392 4666

Country Women’s Association-Toukley

Mthly Market 2nd Sat 9am-1pm 175 Main Rd Books, bric-a-brac, cakes, Devonshire tea, handicrafts, plants, preserves, sausage sizzle, fun, fellowship, fundraising Meet 1st Wed 10am Hall available for hire.

4976 1642

Friendly Travellers Caravan Club

Caravans, tents, mobile homes, all welcome. Social outings & trips away

0458 645 979

toukleyartgallery@gmail.com www.toukleyartgallery.com.au

www.friendlytravellers.com

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Lake Munmorah 50s Plus Leisure and Learning Club

Bateau Bay Mens’ Shed

For men to repair items, share and learn skills and socialise 9am to 1.30pm Tue to Thur 1 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay

0435 807 633

bateaubayshed@gmail.com

Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre

Information and referral, energy account assistance, food assistance, Op Shop, computer, printing and internet access, washing machine access, kid’s school holiday activities, parenting program, workshops, drop-in centre, toy library, Mah-jong, community plant nursery.

4332 7450

admin@bbnc.org.au https://bbnc.org.au

Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre

Information and referral, energy account assistance, food assistance, no interest loans, computer, printing and internet access, kid’s school holiday activities, parenting program, workshops, drop-in centre, community garden, walking group.

4388 5801 or 0490 538 494 manager@bvnc.org.au https://bvnc.org.au

Central Coast Caravanners Inc

3rd Sun - Jan to Nov Trips away, social outings, friendship with like minded folk Call Geoff 0447 882 150

Central Coast Community Legal Centre Not for profit service providing free legal advice. Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

4353 4988

contact@centralcoastclc.org.au

The Creative Compassion Centre

Secondhand shopping, upcycling, minimalism, creativity, community lounge area, free Wifi. 5/22-32 Pacific Hwy Mon-Sat - 9am-4pm

0437 048 815

Computer classes, dancing, exercise, pilates, yoga, craft, carpet bowls and Tai Chi.

4358 8390

Long Jetty Senior Citizens’ Club

Computer classes, line dancing, tai chi and zumba gold Mon - Fri, 9am to 3pm

4332 5522

Long Jetty Over 50s Club

Indoor bowls, computers, exercise, yoga, line-dancing, tai chi and more - 9am to 3pm

4332 5522

The NSW Justices Association

Seeking JP volunteers for community JP desks. Free training and insurance

0418 493 388 benefits@nswja.org.au

Tuggerah Lakes Toastmasters’ Club

Are you looking to Build your confidence? Grow as a leader; Improve your communication

0410 238 022

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre

Lakes food care, energy account assistance, no interest loans, free counselling. Childrens’, youth & adult activities. Laundry & hot showers. Hall & meeting space for hire.

4396 1555 www.tnc.org.au

Toukley Presbyterian Church

Hargraves St & Victoria Ave Family service (Sunday school 9.30am), cafe church 5pm, community activities

4392 9904 toukleypc.org.au

Venue for Hire

Central Coast Wetlands, Tuggerah - several buildings for hire, suitable for weddings,

If you would like your Community Organisation listed here call us on 4325 7369 or see www.coastcommunitynews.com.au

seminars, markets & fund raisers.

0408 271 957

pioneerdairy@bigpond.com

Volunteering Central Coast

Refer potential volunteers to community organisations and provide support to them. Training for volunteers and managers of volunteers. Information sessions

4329 7122

recruit@volcc.org.au

Wyong Neighbourhood Centre

Supporting disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated people offering community services, events, projects, workshops, arts programs. Open community garden.

4353 1750

Wyong Toastmasters’ Club

Improve your public speaking, leadership skills & confidence. 1st, 3rd & 5th Fri 10:30am to 12:30pm Wyong RSL Club

0421 216 952

wyongtoastmasters@gmail.com

Wyong Uniting Church Weekly Sunday service 9am Bible Study group 62 Watanobbi Rd, Wyong 4352 1528

We are a 12 step fellowship like AA. Meets every Sat at 7pm on the Central Coast Contact for further details

0473 631 439

newcastlesagroup@gmail.com

Central Coast Asbestos Diseases Support Group

Support for those suffering with asbestos diseases and others interested in asbestos issues. You are not alone, meet with others who can share their experiences. Bring a family member or friend. 1pm at Ourimbah RSL on forth Wed of each month. Maree 0419 418 190

Alcoholics Anonymous - Someone cares. Thurs - 12.30pm, Progress Hall Henry Parry & Wells Street East Gosford 4323 3890

HISTORY GROUPS Museum & Historical Society, Wyong District Groups/schools welcome Morning tea/lunch for group bookings, wheelchair friendly, Alison Homestead 1 Cape Rd, Wyong Sun-Thur 10am-2pm

4352 1886

www.alisonhomestead.com.au

wyonguca@gmail.com www.wyong.uca.org.au

MUSIC

The Lakes Church

Coastal a Cappella

All Welcome! Sundays - 8:30am, 10:30am & 5pm, (9am & 5pm Dec/Jan) Kids church, youth group, cafe, wheelchair friendly, 6 Pioneer Ave, Tuggerah

4353 0977

Award winning women’s a cappella chorus. Music education provided. Rehearsals Tuesday 7pm @ Red Tree Theatre Tuggerah. Performance opportunities. Hire us for your next event.

0412 948 450

thelakes.net.au

coastalacappella@gmail.com

HEALTH GROUPS

POLITICAL GROUPS

Better Hearing Australia

Labor Party Ourimbah/ Narara Branch

Hearing loss management Support and educational groups providing practical experience and confidence.

4321 0275

Central Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group (Wyong) Last Fri, Terrigal Uniting Church 380 Terrigal Dr, Terrigal 9.30am to 12 noon

4367 9600 www.pcfa.org.au

Al - Anon Family Groups Health

We offer hope and friendship for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-anon family groups meet weekly, please contact

Discussion/action community Issues – 3 levels of Government Function Room, Grange Hotel, Wyoming 7.30pm 1st. Monday

4351 0450

Free telephone advice and advocacy for all tenants & residents in residential parks

Wyong Probus Club

cctaas@hotmail.com

Wyong Golf Club, 4th Mon, Morning Tea, Guest Speakers, regular monthly outings

4352 3692

probuswyong55090@gmail.com

The Entrance Probus Club

Ladies and gentlemen welcome. Guest speakers, morning tea and many activities. 9.30am 4th Tues Bateau Bay Bowling Club

0478 228 914

SERVICE GROUPS Inner Wheel Club Wyong Join a team of dedicated women, sharing fun and friendship and a passion for community service 6.30pm 3rd Wed Wyong Golf Club 4393 2755 iiw.au.wyong@gmail.com

The Lions Club of The Entrance Serve your community make friends, join Lions. 1st and 3rd Wed, North Entrance Surf Club. The Entrance Markets Sun Mornings, behind The Entrance Cinema.

0488 286 006

theentrancelions@gmail.com

The Lions Club of Gwandalan

Join the Lions, make friends and help your local community Sat Garage Sales and BBQ 7 to 11.30am

4972 5562

secgwandalanlions@gmail.com

The Lions Club of Wyong

50 years supporting local activities - Meet new friends 4th Tues 6:30pm Don Small / Lions Retirement Village Colin 0413 014 266 www.wyong.nsw.lions.org.au

Central Coast Greens

Biz Plus Networking Association

Kyle.macgregor@hotmail.com

Local, state wide, national & international issues & campaigns Council and parliamentary representation - 3rd Thur centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au centralcoastgreens@gmail.com

Liberal Party Ourimbah Branch How good is this? 2nd Thurs

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PROBUS CLUBS Tuggerah Combined Probus Club

4353 5515

Tuggerah Lakes U3A The Entrance - cryptic

crosswords, play reading Bateau Bay - Memoirs, Reading Group - Killarney Vale - Talks, Mah Jong - Toukley - Creative Writing Berkley Vale - Music appreciation - Chittaway Bay - Movies

4390 2451

www.tugglakesu3a.info

LEARN TO DANCE

Social ballroom dancing for all ages, all you need is a desire to learn and dance, no partner required. meet every Tues - St Luke’s Anglican Church, 7pm & 15 Lorraine Ave Berkeley Vale, 2:30pm Anne - 0409 938 345 anneglazier@y7mail.com

SPORT KI-DO Mingara Judo Academy

Junior boys and girls Mon and Wed Two classes 6-8.30pm from 7yrs, Kangy Angy

0413 237 010

www.kidomingarajudo.com.au

SATO - KAI KARATE - DO Toukley Dojo 7th. Dan Shihan Master Instructor.

0413 456 086

Sato- ha shitoryu karate do australia

Wyong Lakes Australian Rules Football Club Play AFL - Teams for Boys, Girls, Women & Men. No Experience Necessary

0404 257 702

play@wyonglakesafc.com.au

SPECIAL INTEREST

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Is Internet porn destroying your life. We may be able to help.

Central Coast Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service

0410 309 494

1300 252 666 al-anon.org.au

enjoy social events. 2nd Thur., 10:30am, guest speakers. Social outings 3rd Thur. Woodbury Park Community Hall, Mardi

Grow your business & build worthwhile relationships. Networking breakfasts every Thur 7:15- 9am Erina Leagues Club Geoff Neilson network@bizplus.com.au

The Entrance Camera Club

Doyalson Wyee Soccer Club

Football club for the local community, encouraging juniors from under 5 to senior team. Karen 0410 045 981 president@doylowolves.com.au

Canton Beach Sports Club Lawn Bowls

Come and join us at Canton Beach Sports Club, every Tues 9:30am. Never played before, don’t worry, all levels welcome. Free coaching available. go on, give us a call on 0415 210 536 for Chris, or 0409 292 086 for Lorraine.

VENUE HIRE

Central Coast Wetlands

– Pioneer Dairy Renowned for nature photography Central Coast Wetlands is located Grow your photographic in Tuggerah. We have several skills in all genres. buildings for hire. Monthly Competition. They would be suitable for 2nd Fri 7pm CWA Hall Long Jetty weddings, seminars, markets theentrance.myphotoclub.com.au & fund raisers.

Meet new friends and

0408 271 957

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Live at the Drive In to be a new musical experience

Live music will return to the Coast in a totally innovative way, when Central Coast Council presents Live at the Drive In. Happening on November 1, Live at the Drive In will combine the magic of a live concert with the setting of a drive in movie, and will be council’s first foray into largescale live music since the Coast came out of lockdown, but there’s a twist. With spaces limited, council has opted to make the venue a mystery, with only registered ticketholders able to learn the

Ash Grunwald will headline the event Photo: Ash Grunwald Official Facebook page

location. And you’ll want to pre-register ASAP, with the event set to feature modern blues savant Ash Grunwald with support from indie-pop artist and Terrigal local, Elaskia. Having already shared the stage with the likes of Vera Blue, Amy Shark, Ocean Alley and Gang of Youths, Elaskia, AKA, Kelly Griffith, is no stranger to playing to a big crowd, but it’s the international response to her music that’s put her star well and truly on the rise. Her newest single ‘I Will Do Anything’ was recently featured

on long running Aussie soap Home and Away, while her debut track ‘Calling Out My Name’ was plugged on American dramas, Dynasty and Marvel’s Runaways. Together they’ve helped an international audience discover her sound and the Chronicle caught up with Elaskia to talk music, lockdown and Live at the Drive In. A self-confessed gig pig, Elaskia said the past few months had been tough. “I love to perform, it’s a big part of what I do and what I love about music, so it has really felt

Elaskia will open council’s first ever Live at the Drive In

like something’s been missing for the past couple of months. “I’ve done a few low key gigs but they’re just not the same. “That’s why I’m so excited about Live at the Drive In. “I think it’s such an interesting way to get around Covid and I really hope that council considers doing more of them, as I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of people who miss out.” And while it might not be the kind of crowd she’s used to, Elaskia said she’s got no qualms about playing to an audience that looks more like a caryard.

Instead she’s focused on giving her all to what could go down as the most unique gig of her career. “Seeing a crowd react is my absolute favourite thing and who knows, maybe I’ll get a few honks? “It’s not a typical gig, but that’s what I love about it. “It’s totally new and different and really feels like the start of something special for the Coast.” Central Coast Mayor, Lisa Matthews, is also excited about what Live at the Drive In could spell for the region and said the

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new style of event was building the Coast’s reputation as an event hub, despite difficult circumstances. “There is something nostalgic and uniquely fun about a drive in experience, especially when you’re driving in to see incredible live music,” Mayor Matthews said. “Events with our beautiful Central Coast as the backdrop are hard to top and it is so exciting to be able to offer a new physical event that can be delivered in a COVID-safe format.”

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Hamnet Author: Maggie O’Farrell Publisher: Tinder Press

Those who have read my reviews will know my book choices lean towards fiction. I like to escape in a good story. My exposure to Shakespeare is limited, very limited – I have a vague recollection of studying one of his works in high school, but I can’t quite recall which one. I therefore did not know that Shakespeare had a son named Hamnet who died in 1596 at 11 years of age, four years before Shakespeare wrote arguably his most famous play, Hamlet. This book is a work of fiction about Shakespeare’s son. Will is a young man in the 1580s who lives with his family in Stratford-upon-Avon. His father makes gloves and is prone to violent outbursts. Will is not the favourite son, not by any means. His father has done something that makes him an outcast in town. There are hints of dodgy deals, an illicit venture, missing wool … and Will’s father owes a debt to Hewlands. A deal is struck whereby Will can work off his father’s debt by tutoring the yeoman’s boys in Latin. While tutoring, he notices Agnes, “it is said that she is strange, touched, peculiar, perhaps mad.” Agnes is free-spirited, she has a falcon, she grows medicinal herbs to help people with their

ailments and she can see things. She sees a great deal in Will. They marry and have three children, the eldest Susanna and twins Judith and Hamnet. Judith nearly dies at birth and becomes a sickly child. The family live next to Will’s parents but Agnes soon senses that Will is not happy – the living arrangements are not ideal, the town is too small and it is stifling him. She devises a plan to send him to London Once Will is established he will send for the family. But the family won’t come – Judith will never survive in the city. Will is away for months at a time.

He sends letters but, in time, they become less frequent. When his son falls sick word is sent to him to rush home. He leaves right away but it takes days to travel. Agnes does all she can but is unable to save her son. She is beside herself – what good are all her potions if they can’t help her own family. Mired in grief, Agnes can’t function, can’t get out of bed. Will can’t deal with her and so he heads back to London, where he becomes more successful. He buys the biggest house in Stratford but seldom comes back to see it. The family doesn’t mend.

Then Agnes finds out that Will has written a play called Hamlet … How could he? There is not much known about Hamnet or how he died. Maggie O’Farrell fills in the blanks with what really is an amazing, well-written story. I really did not expect to like it as much as I did. The story is rich and touching and, as the Guardian has written, O’Farrell’s writing has an “elliptical, dreamlike quality that, though not obviously steeped in 16th-century language, is essential to creating a world that feels at once wholly tangible and somehow otherworldly, as if the membrane between the natural and supernatural was more porous then.” Agnes is an amazing character – she seems so strong until she has to deal with her own tragedy, and then she becomes someone else altogether. Although this is a work about Shakespeare’s son, it really is Agnes who is the central character. In fact (ironically) Will is afforded very little dialogue at all, which might have otherwise drawn the reader away from the actual story being told here. There is also a clever side story about a flea and how this flea travels from Alexandria to Stratford, but I’ll leave that for you to discover. O’Farrell’s first historical fiction work, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (2006) was also widely acclaimed, including for the depth of research that underpinned it. I strongly recommend this one. Kim Reardon The Reluctant Book Critic


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A Stirring Change: Spring Cleansing and Self Care

GEORGIA LIENEMANN

Topic: Bitter Bitter: the abandoned flavour It’s a flavour that is universally associated with harshness, pain and the downright intolerable, yet bitter foods (and especially greens like radicchio, endive and dandelion) are an overlooked and very essential food group. It’s possible that many of the health complaints that plague us in the modern era, such as reflux, indigestion and type 2 diabetes, may in fact be traced to a deficiency of bitters in the diet. For the health conscious folk among you, who probably prioritise getting enough fibre, vitamin C, iron and calcium – and for the finger-on-pulse types, probably also bone broth, liver, kale and chia seeds – when was the last time you pondered whether you’re including sufficient bitter foods in your diet? Did it ever make your checklist, I wonder?

Certainly not mine, until several years ago when my all-time favourite food author, Jennifer Mclagan penned the modern classic “Bitter: a taste of the world’s most dangerous flavour”. I had the privilege of interviewing Jennifer for my online program and my long-standing adoration for her brilliant mind and unconventional questions only grew. I began to contemplate.. what if bitters are truly one of the missing links for health? She and many renowned herbalists have convinced me that they are. In fact, most traditional cultures revered bitter foods – not merely as supplements, but as an essential component of good health. And yet our domesticated tastebuds are justifiably repulsed at the idea. Mclagan suggests that for many of us, our first encounter with the flavour was stealing a sip of beer or coffee as children and likely didn’t set us on a good trajectory. From there, we’ve been raised in a culture that worships every other flavour, eschewing bitter foods aside from those two guilty pleasures. Thankfully there is a growing resurgence of traditional foods underway. Dark chocolate is back, blue cheeses like Roquefort and Gorgonzola, and ..kale, thanks to its world-class marketing campaign which I still can’t quite make sense of. (Seriously, how, where and why did that thing take off?!) What are bitters and why do they work? Bitters are compounds found in plants, which help protect them against predators, microbes and oxidative damage. When we eat bitter foods, the flavour is registered by receptors on the tongue, and a cascade of events known as the ‘bitter reflex’, is initiated. Thus, it’s the taste of bitter, rather than merely an ingestion of the compounds themselves that creates the effect. Alas, there’s no hope of chugging a green smoothie or opting for a capsule with this one.

Radicchio, walnut and blue cheese salad

This salad features three, star ingredients that range from mildly bitter – the walnuts and cheese – to the radicchio at the opposite end of the spectrum. If you’re not quite ready to go the whole hog, serve it on a bed of mild leafy greens to temper the intensity.

roughly chopped

Salad ingredients 1 pear, cored and julienned 1 small head or a few leaves of radicchio, sliced 60g blue cheese Handful of walnuts, roasted and

For the dressing: add all ingredients, except the olive oil to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously, ensuring the honey is fully dispersed before continuing.

Honey mustard dressing 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar ½ tsp good quality salt 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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In a nutshell, this flavour enhances the most fundamental element of health: the ability to properly digest and sufficiently extract nutrients from our food. There’s a fantastic online essay entitled ‘Blessed Bitters’, by herbalist Jim McDonald, who’s coined the term ‘Bitter Deficiency Syndrome’. He highlights the broad scope of action that bitters provide. They stimulate all digestive secretions (saliva, stomach acid, digestive enzymes and bile), boost the absorption of vitamin B12, normalise blood sugar, alleviate reflux, strengthen the tissues throughout the digestive tract, heal damage to the gut lining, improve peristalsis, reduce food allergies and inflammatory conditions and reduce sugar cravings. In effect, the regular use of bitters can address many of the most prevalent and over medicated health conditions we’re faced with, today.

Tips on how to consume them Historically, bitters were consumed before meals, either as apéritifs, infused with bitter and aromatic herbs, or as a salad of wild greens. In my experience, the latter is the simplest way to rekindle the tradition. Rest assured that even the most sensitive of palates can become accustomed to this flavour. Start slowly, by including small amounts of bitter greens like chicory, radicchio, rocket, endive, dandelion – and yes, kale, if you must. Just a few leaves among the more palatable lettuces initially, gradually increasing as your tastebuds evolve. And they will, I promise! Your body will be reacquainted with the extra digestive support and eventually kickstart a craving mechanism. Bitter greens are much easier to tolerate if combined with something sweet. Acid and fat also really help to distract our tastebuds. This combination begs for a salad dressing, does it not? It’s almost as if our forebears had a grasp on this stuff..


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Business & Property Capital gains tax exemption for granny flats The Morrison Government has announced that there will be a capital gains tax exemption for granny flats. Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, and Minister for Housing, Michael Sukkar, announced the exemption on October 5. Under the measure, capital gains tax will not apply to the creation, variation or termination of a formal written granny flat arrangement providing accommodation for older people or those with disabilities. The measure will commence from July 1, 2021, subject to

Significant reforms to Australia’s solvency framework The Federal Government is set to undertake the most significant reforms to Australia’s solvency framework in 30 years as part of its economic recovery plan. The reforms, which draw on key features from Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States, will help small

businesses restructure and survive the economic impact of COVID-19. Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said that as the economy continued to recover, it would be critical that distressed businesses have the necessary flexibility to restructure or to wind down their operations in an orderly manner.

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greater economic dynamism, and ultimately help more local businesses get to the other side of the crisis,” Wicks said. Earlier this year, the Morrison Government announced temporary regulatory measures to help financially distressed businesses. On September 7, the government announced a further extension of this relief to December 31. The new processes will be available for small businesses from January 1, 2021. Source: Media release, Sep 25 Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks

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the passing of legislation. This change will only apply to agreements that are entered into because of family relationships or other personal ties, and will not apply to commercial rental arrangements. When faced with a potentially significant capital gains tax liability, families might opt for informal arrangements which can leave open the risk of financial abuse and exploitation, for example, following a family or relationship breakdown. This measure is consistent with the government’s National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of

Older Australians announced on March 19, 2019, the Board of Taxation’s Review of Granny Flat Arrangements, and the 2017 Australian Law Reform Commission’s Report, Elder Abuse a National Legal Response. As part of the 2020-21 Budget, this will boost the construction industry, stimulate demand for new housing and support trades jobs at a time when the economy needs it most. Source: Media release, Oct 5 Offices of the Federal Treasurer and Minister for Housing

92 lot residential subdivision approved A residential subdivision for 92 homes on almost 6ha at Woongarrah has been given the go ahead by Central Coast Council. The site, within the area known as Warnervale Town Centre, is at 40-78 Hiawatha Rd, with a secondary frontage to Hakone Rd. Residential lots will range in size from 283sqm to 1038sqm, development will be carried out in two stages and will include a central park.

According to a Council report, the subdivision does not result in the disturbance of any endangered flora or fauna habitats. This subdivision and associated works, such as earthworks and services, is an estimated $5.5M investment by owner, Iridscent State Pty Ltd, but no timeframe for commencement of work has been indicated. Sue Murray

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Calls to leverage opportunities surrounding rail maintenance facility Budgewoi Ward Councillor, Greg Best, will call for support at Central Coast Council’s meeting on October 12, to leverage business and job opportunities surrounding the Kangy Angy rail fleet maintenance facility. Cr Best wants to see Council, in partnership with State Government, Regional Development Australia and the broader business community to form a taskforce to investigate the development of a specialist rail repair and service hub, “not unlike the vision of former Wyong Council for the job generating airport hub proposal at Warnervale”. In his Notice of Motion, Cr Best says that despite Council’s strident opposition and repeated representations against this massive investment [in the rail facility] and jobs initiative, there is now a unique opportunity and a potential jobs bonanza.

“We can now put behind ourselves that unfortunate chapter and genuinely reach out to our State counterparts and the business community,” he said. Cr Best’s Motion, which was deferred from the September 28 meeting, is co-signed by Councillors Rebecca Gale, Bruce McLachlan and Troy Marquart. Cr McLachlan said it was now time to capitalise on the major government investment and try to create a rail industry employment hub for the Central Coast. “The controversial rail facility is nearing completion and while local resident opposition was understandably strong to the impact on their neighbouring properties, but love it or hate it, the new facility is here to stay,” he said. “As we saw with the new Australian Taxation Office building, political opposition can stay hooked in that

opposition as to the outcome and be blinded to the possibilities that these government catalyst projects may bring. “Just as the previous Warnervale aviation employment initiative was developed around attracting a new aviation manufacturing industry to the Coast, but never progressed by the new councillors [after amalgamation], do we now have an opportunity to look at what we could do as a region, in creating a rail hub employment initiative?” Cr McLachlan said on his Facebook page. “Is this now a chance for Council to move on and try to attract new associated rail industry businesses? The initiative is on the agenda for Council’s meeting on October 12.

The $250M State Government rail fleet maintenance facility

Development Applications and Consents Development Applications

The following Development applications are notified for public comment and are available for inspection at Central Coast Council offices in Gosford and Wyong between 8.30am and 5.00pm and online at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

Sue Murray

Written submissions close: 30 October 2020

No

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Suburb

59618/2020

179 Del Monte Pl

COPACABANA

838/2020

43 Georgina Ave

GOROKAN

932/2020

33 Dunks Ln

JILLIBY

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509 - 517 The Entrance Rd

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Short Term Rental Accommodation Applicant - J J O'Connor Additional Dwelling to Create a Detached Dual Occupancy & 1 into 2 Lot Torrens Title Subdivision Applicant - Buildcert Planning Temporary Use of Land as Wedding Venue Applicant Mr S Hooper 27 Motel Units to be Added to the Existing Motel Applicant - Mr M Holt

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Suburb

59543/2020

26 Russell St

EAST GOSFORD

4/2020

210CR Tuggerah Pde LONG JETTY

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Demolition & 8 Affordable Housing Units Applicant AEC Russell Street Project Pty Ltd Monthly Market (Along the Tuggerah Parade Foreshore) (Amended Application) Applicant - Ms J Giles

Building Certificate

Written submissions close: 30 October 2020

No

Address

Suburb

12170/2020

14 Bourke Ave

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Old Garage Converted to 2 Bedrooms Applicant - N H Jackson

Central Coast Council is required to comply with the requirements of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2019 which requires submissions on Development Applications to be published on Council’s website. In order to maintain privacy, all submissions lodged using Council’s DA Submission Form or online portal will have personal contact details and signature redacted. Submissions received not using Council’s DA Submission Form or via the online portal will be published in full. Your submission may also be reproduced in full in Council reports or in Court proceedings.

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Applications are open for Regional Youth Taskforce Young people on the Central Coast are encouraged to apply to be a part of the 2021 Regional Youth Taskforce, a Ministerial advocacy group which has a direct line of access to the NSW Government to raise local issues faced by friends and classmates. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said applications are now open for young people aged between 12 and 24. “The NSW Government recognises the Central Coast as its own region, and as a result, two representatives from the Central Coast will be included in the 2021 Regional Youth Taskforce,” Crouch said. “The Taskforce will be made up of 18 members who regularly meet with the Minister for Regional Youth and other representatives from NSW Government agencies and Cabinet. “For young people on the

The inaugural Regional Youth Taskforce

Central Coast, this is a chance to be heard, to voice an opinion on local issues, represent your mates and peers, and help make decisions that drive change. “2020 has brought with it the triple whammy of fires, floods and COVID-19, so it’s more important than ever that the interests of our young people are appropriately represented.” Minister for Regional Youth, Bronnie Taylor, said since its formation late last year, the inaugural Regional Youth Taskforce had provided advice and feedback on local issues resulting in immediate action and work undertaken to deliver real improvements. Applications are open until October 18. To submit an application, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/regionalnsw/regional-youth-taskforce. Source: Press release, Oct 6 Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP

Gurtle, The Garbage Turtle A group of Year 5 students from Toukley Public School has turned a lesson on plastic pollution into a piece of sustainable art in Gurtle, the Garbage Turtle. Inspired by their reading of Neal Layton’s, A Planet Full of Plastic, students in class 5D took to the school grounds to observe their peers’ own habits

when it came to plastic waste and were dismayed with the amount of plastic litter that they discovered. Perturbed but galavanised, as a class, 5D began collecting plastic waste from around the playground with the goal of creating a piece of public art to remind the school community about the environmental

impact of plastic, and thus Gurtle was born. Made from mesh wire and plastic waste, the sculptural green sea turtle now serves as a reminder of the devastating impact of plastic pollution on marine life and to inspire students to reduce their usage of plastic. Dilon Luke

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TAFE launches online Basic Wildfire Awareness course A new online course to equip locals with the skills and knowledge to better protect themselves, their land and their assets from bushfires, is now available through TAFE NSW. The TAFE NSW Course in Basic Wildfire Awareness is the minimum qualification for personnel who support firefighters on the frontline, including police, ambulance officers, wildlife carers, media liaison personnel, first aid officers, utility company employees and campground hosts. The one-week online course comes on the back of the catastrophic Black Summer bushfires, which killed 33 people, destroyed more than 3,000 homes, tore through more than 17 million hectares of land, and cost the Australian economy more than $100B. TAFE NSW National Centre for Emergency Management Studies Team Leader,

New Basic Wildfire Awareness course

Christine Schlegel, said the accredited course would play an important role in ensuring that support workers on the frontline were armed with the

skills and knowledge to help protect firefighters and communities. “Australia has been through the most devastating bushfire

season in our history and there has never been a more critical time to ensure that those that support firefighters have the best knowledge and

skills available,” Schlegel said. “This qualification will equip users with the practical knowledge they need to

identify key risks and take the necessary precautions to keep themselves and others safe.” Regardless of where they are located, course users will complete five hours of online course work and attend a one-hour Microsoft Teams meeting between teachers and participants to encourage networking and collaboration. Units offered include safe work practices; locating and travelling to a wildfire; wildfire behavior; wildfire suppression and equipment; and communications and briefings. The course, developed in conjunction with the Australian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council, will be delivered by emergency services veteran, Darryl Bailey, a training advisor with NSW SES and firefighter for more than a decade with Fire and Rescue NSW. Source: Press release, Oct 2 Sarah Lievore, TAFE NSW

University students feel forgotten With new research indicating that around 68 per cent of Australian higher education students believe that they are falling behind on their studies due to COVID-19, the Central Coast Council of Parents and Citizens (CCCP&C) is calling for more direction and support for local university students. “University students, especially those in their first few years, have struggled with learning from home during the pandemic,” CCCP&C President, Sharryn Brownlee, said. “The varying quality of online material, lack of contact with

teachers and peers has impacted greatly. “Many are global citizens and care greatly about the world around them and the impact of COVID but are struggling to understand what is required of them without classes, discussions and interaction with peers and lecturers. “Many haven’t had enough clear communication of work to be completed or outcomes expected from them, and very limited support for their wellbeing.” Brownlee said uni students were a generation that understood “outcomes based education”. “With strong support of

teachers and a transparent NESA framework, they have achieved in their school years, but without such systems in university, they are rightly anxious. “They have seen schools open but not universities, and they feel forgotten. “They need special provisions and extra support to ensure that they are ready for working life,” Brownlee said. The State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education report was issued by Instructure, the makers of Canvas Learning Management System, based on a survey that it commissioned from Hanover Research of 550 Australian students and

administrators. It reveals how socioeconomic disparities influence the success of students more than ever during the pandemic and have impacted student engagement. The report lists work

readiness as the number one priority for students as they work towards graduation, with 77 per cent rating it very important or extremely important, followed closely by holistic development and securing a job that they’re studying in (72 per cent

equally). 51 per cent said their preference for online learning has increased due to the emergence of COVID-19 restrictions. Terry Collins

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$200,000 grant to help Aboriginal people under the NDIS Yerin Aboriginal Health Services, based in Wyong, has received a $200,000 financial boost from the NSW Government to help more Aboriginal people under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This funding, under the government’s Making It Our Business program, will enable Yerin to engage a dedicated NDIS Access Officer to implement NDIS initiatives. For 25 years, Yerin has been providing primary health care to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community from its Wyong based centre. It is the supporting organisation for the Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre in Wyong, providing medical services through their doctors, primary health nurses, Aboriginal health practitioners, psychologists, early childhood nurses and midwives and a range of allied health

Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch, with staff at Yerin Aboriginal Health Services at Wyong

specialists. Yerin CEO, Belinda Field, said the NDIS grant would provide further scope for the organisation to address gaps that prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from accessing culturally responsive

NDIS services in the region. “Our Muru Bara Team, meaning ‘making pathways’ in local Darkinjung language, is already doing great work in the disability space. “This injection of money will continue to enable Yerin to

assist the Aboriginal community to access NDIS services by helping them develop individual NDIS plans that are culturally responsive and also provide support to carers and their families,” Field said. When announcing the

funding, Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said Yerin was well placed to provide direct support to Aboriginal people and their families through the NDIS registration process. “This funding over the next

12 months will also allow Yerin to undertake NDIS capacity building, strengthening of local partnerships and support for the access pathway,” Crouch said. Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee, said the Making It Our Business program increased the number of Aboriginal businesses involved in the NDIS sector. “The program is backing Aboriginal businesses with grants and mentoring to help them scale-up and deliver new and improved services for Aboriginal people with disability through the NDIS. “It’s vitally important that Aboriginal businesses participate in the NDIS as they are best placed to understand the specific needs of Aboriginal people with disability and provide the culturally appropriate services that they need,” the Minister said. Sue Murray

Residents and frontline workers to feature in Mental Moments

Residents and frontline workers at Lake Haven Masonic Village are set to feature in Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution’s (RFBI) Mental Moments, an online show for the aged.

Designed to put the spotlight on the difficulties that residents and staff at RFBI’s 22 centres across NSW and the ACT have endured under Covid, Mental Moments celebrates the fortitude, hard work and

sacrifice that they’ve made and is being screened as part of National Mental Health Week (October 5-10). Launched on October 6 by Governor of NSW, Margaret Beazley, the daily show will be hosted by Max Markson, with entertainment and special guest speakers including Federal Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck, Alan Jones, Bronwyn Bishop, Ian Thorpe; plus entertainers Kamahl, Normie Rowe, Rhonda Burchmore, magician Sam

Powers, Chef Geoff Jansz, country music star, Angus Gill, Opera singer, Roy Mustaca, the Brent Street Performing Arts High School students and many more. RFBI CEO, Frank Price, said the show would also feature various other Centre’s with Lake Haven Masonic Village to make an appearance in the episode streaming on October 10. “We want to start the conversation about mental

health for the aged as well as highlight the exceptional work done by our aged care workers who have been caring for those most at risk during a time when everyone is concerned for their own health. “This is RFBI’s way of showing that they are caring for the carers,” he said. The program can be viewed between 10am and 11am from October 6-10 by visiting www. mentalmomnets.com.au. Max Markson

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Hospital reassures community on safe practices Berkeley Vale Private Hospital has assured the community that comprehensive procedures are in place to protect patients from the spread of COVID-19. The iteration comes after recent feedback from a patient experience group indicated that many were concerned about the pandemic, as they fall into the high risk/vulnerable category for Covid. A spokesperson for the hospital said staff have

implemented safe work practices and have innovated rehabilitation for patients at the hospital who are often in a vulnerable stage of recovery. “Temperature checks, wearing of masks, hand hygiene compliance, social distancing and screening are ways of protecting our recovering patients. “The comprehensive rehabilitation schedule of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology and psychology have been modelled to provide patients

with safe interaction with fellow patients. “Staff at Berkeley Vale Private are aware that mounting safety precautions potentially challenge patients as visitation is compromised. “As employees of Ramsay Health, the staff at Berkeley Vale Hospital want to share and encourage the community of the Central Coast to engage in good infection control with the expert resources they have been trained with.” Dilon Luke

Elder abuse campaign launched to protect older people A new multi-media campaign has been launched to protect older people on the Central Coast from physical, psychological, financial and legal exploitation. The Central Coast Elder Abuse Service is working to raise awareness of elder abuse with

its Speak Up poster campaign, Age, Abuse and Justice podcast and YouTube series. Specialist solicitor with the service, Tanya Chapman, said the first step to stopping elder abuse was for people to recognise it. “We want people to be able to identify elder abuse, whether they are experiencing it, or they

see someone else who is, and to contact our service for assistance,” she said. Chapman said elder abuse can include a wide range of issues including physical harm, bullying, sexual abuse, financial issues and neglect. “The issues are often complex because they can occur within families and other relationships

of trust,” she said. “The Speak Up poster campaign aims to encourage people in the community to identify when someone they know may be experiencing elder abuse and to refer that person to our service. “It can be difficult to have a conversation with a victim of abuse, but we can’t let that

stop us from reaching out to help older people in trouble.” The Age, Abuse and Justice series is available on YouTube in short videos in which elder abuse cases are summarised and explained. It is also available as a podcast in which longer elder abuse cases are covered in more detail.

The Central Coast Elder Abuse Service is a three-year pilot funded by the Federal Government. Source: Email, Sep 30 Central Coast Elder Abuse Service

Live Well Festival is seeking interested partners Live Well Festival will return in 2021 and Central Coast Council is looking for partners to make the event bigger, brighter and better than ever. The challenges of 2020 have emphasised the importance of the ‘Live Well’ message, to embrace the abundant healthy living and wellbeing opportunities on the Coast and experience the benefits. Council Unit Manager Community Partnerships, Glenn Cannard, said next year’s event will include a week of activities at local health focused businesses in the lead up to the major event day.

“We’re planning to come back with a ‘Live Well’ bang in 2021 and are looking to partner with local businesses and groups to deliver a host of fun, and informative and health focused experiences,” Cannard said. “It is the diversity of ‘Live Well’ that makes it such a great festival, and in 2021 there will be a week of offerings at local business as we build towards the main festival event. “For Live Well Week, we’re looking for workshops and sessions held at local businesses, anything from yoga to cooking classes, from fitness sessions to workshops on how to improve your

wellbeing. “The main Live Well Festival event will be built around four key HUBS – Eat, Move, Think and Love Your Earth. “We’re looking for guest speakers to fill the event

stages, as well as low to moderate physical activity offerings for the Move Zone and Kids Move Zone. “If you are a health or wellbeing practitioner or have a health focused business on

the Coast, we’d love to hear how you could contribute to Live Well 2021.” Mayor, Lisa Matthews, said living well and the Central Coast go hand-in-hand. “Our beautiful environment here on the Coast lends itself to healthy living, particularly getting active outdoors,” Mayor Matthews said. “I’d encourage local businesses, groups and organisations to get involved with this fantastic event, which is more important than ever after the challenges of 2020.” Central Coast Council is closely monitoring NSW Government requirements related to the management of

COVID-19. This year ‘Live Well’ was offered in a digital format, with local businesses given the opportunity to showcase their health knowledge and services in a series of short videos featured on Council’s Coast Connect YouTube channel. In 2021, the main Live Well Festival event will be held on March 28 and will be preceded by Live Well Week from March 21-27. To get involved, submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by October 30. Source: Press release, Oct 5 Central Coast Council Media

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School holidays are upon us and, with it being Spring, now is the best time to inspire our children to garden. Many kids can find the slower pace of gardening challenging so a few extra projects with faster outcomes and giving them real responsibility will “plant a seed” and encourage children to venture into more traditional gardening. Can you remember when you had your first garden? One that was completely ‘yours’? The real secret to inspiring any gardener, from 1 to 100, is to give them a space to call their own and to let them do as they wish. This space can be a raised bed, a designated area or a cluster of pots. Naturally you will need to supervise for the sake of safety, but let the kids make the decisions, with gentle guidance. Make them the “head gardener”. If you are a relative that they visit periodically, work out together the maintenance that needs to be done when they leave their garden in your care and send them weekly updates with photographs. Garden ‘Costumes’, Tools and Materials Most kids love the idea of dress-up so by designating ‘gardening clothing’ you can not only save their everyday cloths but make gardening seem special, (which it is!). They will need protective footwear, and this could be a fun pair of gumboots, rubber clogs or an old pair of runners. Gloves are also a must as little fingers like exploring and this will give some protection to them from bites, cuts and irritants. There are kids aprons and overalls that are garden-specific but even a set of colourful clothing that you suggest are kept ‘just for gardening’ will fit the bill. You could even look out for floral, botanical or garden creature themed tops, shirts or pants or have fun with a set of fabric markers and let their imagination go wild. I’ve seen the cute kids gardening tools/toys out there, but I would suggest that if your kids are old enough to work with scissors supervised then I’d be more inclined to purchase a child sized ‘real’ set. (Be mindful however, that pruners and secateurs are a lot more powerful than general household scissors and should not be left around any children at any time.) Go organic as this will be safer but make sure proper handling of soil, even organic pesticides, composts and mulches and the like are handled under strict supervision. Masks must be worn to avoid inhalation of micro-organisms and gloves worn when

I think the number one way to engage kids in the garden is to grow foods they like. A pizza garden can be extra fun and created with a few simple herbs, tomatoes, onions and whatever else they like to throw on a pizza! There is no getting away from the fact that kids love electronics and you can capitalise of this by introducing ways of using their gadgets for gardening goodness. Perhaps you have a budding ‘Costa’ or ‘Dirt Girl’ in your family and they would like to make their own YouTube gardening channel! Create a garden journal (see below) or an online version in the form of a blog or a social media page. One gardening app that is a lot of fun is ‘Plantsnap’, (www.plantsnap.com), which costs about $4 upfront with no additional payments and lets you take photos of plants and will help identify them. It is not 100 per cent accurate but it will get kids on the right track in their botanical exploration. The Central Coast Council has a wonderful class running from 28 September to 12 October (8:00 am each day) called: Library Online School Holiday Spring Explorers - What kind of bugs, plants and flowers can you find in your backyard? Want More Ideas for Gardening with Kids? Check out thsese: Easy Peasy Gardening for Kids Book, Kristen Bradley and Aitch, Little Gestalten, 2019 Gardening Lab for Kids Book Renata Foster Brown, Quarry Books, 2014 Healthy Kids Grow an Edible Garden Free Booklet http://healthy-kids.com.au/wp-content/ uploads/2014/02/C-KGKC-Kids-Grow.pdf. Upcoming Events Edogawa Commemorative Garden has reopened. Seven days 9:30am to 4pm, free entry. (36 Webb St, East Gosford. Ph: 4304 7550) The Central Coast group of the Australian Plants Society is holding its first online plant sale. (Order at www.austplants.com.au and then collected from Kariong on either 4 October or 18 October.) Cheralyn Darcey is a gardening author, community garden coordinator and along with Pete Little, hosts ‘The Gardening Gang’ 8am every Saturday on Coast FM. Let me know your gardening events and news, email: gardeningcentralcoast@gmail. com

Fun gardening projects to share with the children these holidays Discover the Colours of Nature You will need: a selection of paint chips; a binder ring or old keyring; a round hole punch; and a small decorative hole punch or stickers or stamp Reuse old paint chips by creating this interesting activity for botanical explorers – make sure you have plenty of greens as well as other colours. Punch a hole through one corner of each paint chip and secure together with a binder ring. Go exploring in the garden to find the colours on the paint chips. Take a fun shaped hole punch with you, stickers or a stamp and mark the colours as you find them. You might like to draw the leaf, flower or whatever it was that you found that matched you colour on the paint chip as well. Design a Garden You will need: graph paper; tracing paper/ baking paper; graphite (lead) pen and eraser; coloured pens/pencils; masking tape and a tape measure (optional) You can measure the garden by pacing it out and kids find this really fun. Get them to make sure their stride is even (a game in itself) and work out how many paces wide and long your garden area is (or just use tape measure). Stick down a piece of graph paper to a table/ surface to keep it steady and mark out the existing garden with all its features. You will have to work out how many squares equal a pace – the bigger the garden design is on the paper the better. Draw the garden on the graph paper and colour in as you wish. Tape a piece of tracing paper/baking paper over the top of this design and now redesign the garden. You can move things around, place new things in the design, do whatever you wish! (This is pretty close to what real garden designers do when they are creating for their clients.) Make a Botanical Press An oldie but a goodie! Version One: Grab two sheets of thin flat wood (around A5 size is best) and drill holes in each corner and then secure together with screws and wingnuts. Version Two: Use those sheets of wood and secure with four thick rubber bands. Version Three: Use heavy cardboard (around A5) and secure with four thick rubber bands. After collecting leaves, petals and flowers, lay two sheets of newspaper (cut to A5 size) onto the sheet of wood or cardboard and then top with one sheet of white A5 paper.

Lay out your botanical specimens carefully on the white paper and then lay another sheet of A5 white paper on top and then another sheet of newspaper. You can continue for a few layers and then finish off with two sheets of newspaper and the top of your press (wood or cardboard). Secure with screws and wingnuts or rubber bands (if it is loose, place press under heavy books as well). Leave for at least two weeks or more. Botanical specimens are ready for use in your journal or crafts when they are completely dry. Start a Garden Journal Kit You will need: a blank journal; a waterproof pencil case large enough to fit journal; pens/ pencils; and stickers/stamps (optional). Keeping a journal is a great way to record what is happening as you garden grows and to keep your personal observations, garden wishes, plans and feelings. You can add your garden designs, drawings of your plants, dates you planted seeds or seedlings and notes about when they sprouted, flowered and produced fruit. Keep a record or what you might like to change next time and new plants you see on tv, magazines, books or in other gardens. Use the botanical press (above) to dry and flatten leaves and flowers and add to your pages with tape. The other thing garden journals are good for is making a note of when things don’t go right. Make sure you describe exactly what went wrong - was it a pest, a disease, not enough water or maybe something else. If you keep your garden journal and a few pens and pencils in a waterproof case, you can take it out into the garden with you. Make a Rain Gauge You will need: a clear plastic bottle; a ruler; permanent marker/s; gardening wire (rubber coated); and scissors. Your garden needs at least 3cm water per week (some plants more) so creating a rain gauge is a very helpful project. Soak off any labels and then cut the top of the bottle off so that you are left with a straight container with a bottom. Mark out each centimetre on the bottle with the permanent marker/s. Use black for the measurements for easy viewing but you may like to add a bit of artistic water themed artwork with the markers as well! Wrap the coated wire around the bottle and secure in the garden to a fence, pole or structure that is completely straight, with nothing above it so it can catch the rain. You can keep a record of rainfall in your gardening journal and it will help you know when your garden needs more water.


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Mariners’ NPL2 Men’s side are grand final bound FOOTBALL The Central Coast Mariners NPL2 Men’s side are grand final bound after pulling off a 2-1 win over Bonnyrigg at Pluim Park on Sunday, October 4.

The Mariners NPL2 Men in action against Bonyrigg Photo: Central Coast Mariners

The win had some sense of déjà vu about it, with the two sides having met to decide the Premiership just a week ago at the same venue. Desperate for revenge and a place in the grand final, Bonnyrigg took the lead just 10 minutes into the second half with a long range strike that found the bottom corner of the net, but the Mariners responded brilliantly just two minutes later in the 57th minute, with a headed goal from Alou Kuol to

level the scores. With momentum now behind the hosts, the go-ahead goal was scored in the 67th minute by Max Balard, following a goalmouth scramble that won a grand final ticket for Nick Montgomery’s team. “I’m delighted for the boys,” Montgomery said, post-match. “They’ve put a lot of hard work in to win the league last week, and nothing comes unless you work for it, and today, we were the better team.” The Mariners were the highest scoring team in the NPL2 competition, so understandably, Monty had some tough choices for this game. He opted for Kuol, who broke

into Alen Stajcic’s A-League squad earlier this year. “He’s been building ever since he came back from the A-League,” Montgomery said. “It’s been a big year for the boy, he’s gone from playing in Shepparton in Victoria to playing in the A-League. “He’s a diamond of a kid and I thought today he deserved his goal. “He was physical and showed fantastic technical ability too.” Montgomery’s Mariners now look to the weekend, when they’ll take on the Northern Tigers at Valentine Sports Park to decide this year’s Championship. Source: Press release, Oct 6 Central Coast Mariners’ Media

Mark Birighitti receives three major awards FOOTBALL Mariners’ goalkeeper, Mark Birighitti, has added his name to a prestigious list, claiming the 2020 Mariners’ Medal after a strong debut season in the Yellow and Navy. The 2020 Mariners’ Medal dinner was a stark contrast to previous years, presented on a smaller scale at Mingara Recreation Club, in compliance with COVID-19 protocols and with only players, club staff and club partners in attendance. Birighitti arrived from Melbourne City during the offseason in 2019 and quickly established himself as a bona fide number one in Gosford, making a number of stunning

saves throughout the campaign, including his heroics in the FFA Cup that sent the Mariners into the quarter finals. The 29-year old made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the competition, with 99, and on Thursday night,October 1, was also recognised by his colleagues as the Player’s Player of the Year, as well as the McDonald’s Fans’ Player of the Year. Scottish defender, Ziggy Gordon, picked up a couple of honours, awarded the Official Supporters’ Club Player of the Year for his efforts throughout, as well as receiving the Men of Football Damien Brown Medal. After a big first season at senior level, Gianni Stensness, was awarded the Yellow and

Navy Foundation Newcomer of the Year award and also took home the Noel Spencer Goal of the Year gong for his bicycle kick effort in Round 21 against Western United. This year’s Golden Boot Award went to Milan Duric, while Dan Hall took out Y-League Player of the Year. The Central Coast Mariners’ Chairman’s Award was presented to Cheyanne Pay, the Club’s event coordinator, who assumed the role of Covid Officer during the restart to ensure that players and staff could finish the season safely. Volunteer of the Year went to Caroline Sutas. Source: Press release, Oct 2 Central Coast Mariners Media

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Magpies new roost: Don Small Oval facilities upgrade completed AFL It’s survived one major rehash, a council amalgamation, flooding and a pandemic, but after seven long years, the new sportsground amenities at Tacoma’s Don Small Oval are finally complete. Replacing the original Wyong Lakes Magpies AFL Club building that was destroyed in a suspicious fire in 2013, the million dollar redevelopment has delivered a major overhaul of what remained of the dilapidated facilities, and was formally opened on September 30. Featuring new male and female toilets, an accessible toilet, canteen, clubroom, changerooms, umpires’ room and storage areas, the new building is set to be a gamechanger for its principal

users, the Magpies and Central Coast Cricket, with the project funded through a collection of multi-government and agency grants. For the Pies in particular, the completion signals a new era of prosperity. “This has been very exciting for everyone at the club. “Our seniors and juniors have all gotten to play a home game with the new facilities open, and it’s been nothing but compliments. “Everyone’s just walking around with the biggest smiles on their faces. “It’s been such a good way to end what’s been a pretty crap year,” said Pies’ President, Simon Wood. According to Wood, the standout feature of the new building was its nuanced design, which he said perfectly

catered to the needs of AFL. “Initial designs for the changerooms catered to more traditional 11 a side codes, but with AFL, it’s 22 per side, so the changerooms needed to be much bigger to accommodate that. “I’d like to thank council for incorporating that change.” The other major feature that Wood is particularly pleased with is how the overall build has given the women’s sport a boost. “While both male and female facilities have been upgraded, the ladies’ in particular stand out to me. “Before the new building, women had a public toilet with just one cubicle. “It was a last resort for many and was a detriment to women’s inclusion in sport at the Don, but now, they’ve got a

private bathroom, only open during field hire, with five cubicles and three basins. “The new facilities meet contemporary standards and I’m excited at what that means for all women’s sport coming to the oval,” Wood said. Having waited seven years for the build, Wood said that the completion was very much the beginning of a “new chapter” for the Pies. “Personally, I see this as our new beginning. “Anyone who knew what we had before the fire knows what a fantastic asset the old clubhouse was, and after seven years of making do, it’s impossible not to be excited for what’s next.” Council’s Director of Environment and Planning, Scott Cox, said the new building would also help service the

northern community’s ever growing sporting needs, with all other codes that utilise the oval able to benefit from it. “This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government, Central Coast Council, AFL NSW/ACT and Wyong Lakes FC, through grant funding received from the Australian Government and NSW Government,” Cox said. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the NSW Government contributed $259,000 to the project. “This is yet another example of NSW Government funding benefitting the Central Coast by supporting local sport clubs, as well as encouraging locals to enjoy our fantastic open spaces,” Crouch said. “I visited the construction site in May and I was delighted to

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CENTRAL COAST NEWSPAPERS has a very liberal credit policy for advertisers and realises that from time to time, people, businesses and organisations get into financial difficulty and may need assistance and time to get things back on track. However, some people, businesses and organisations take advantage of this generosity they use advertising but simply don’t pay their account after several months and need to be taken to court to do so. From time to time, as necessary, we will name these people, businesses or organisations as a warning to our readers so that they will be wary when dealing with them. •G olden Scissors Hairdressing, Wyong •T ony Fitzpatrick trading as Futurtek Roofing •B akefresh, Wyong •F razer Park Pty Ltd formerly trading as The Big Prawn at Crangan Bay •D avid Hill, Long Jetty •J essica Davis of Erina - trading as A1 cleaning services •R attananporn Massage, Wyong •D arren Rucker, Tiler Killarney Vale •T homas James Clinton, Trading as TMA Products & AthroBalm & Effective Business Solutions of Ettalong •L ee Critchley of Lake

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Club has a major overhaul of the interior and exterior of their building RUGBY UNION While their season is winding down, big things are still happening at The Bay Vikings Rugby Club. Formerly known as The Entrance Rams Rugby Club, the Vikings have taken the challenges of 2020 in their stride and are poised to cap off a series of improvement works around their clubhouse at Bateau Bay’s Sir Joseph Banks Oval. The works have included a major overhaul of the interior and exterior of their building, and were made possible thanks to careful planning by the Club Committee, as well as a $40,000 grant. The club’s first major grant in three decades, Acting President Tom Nowland, said the Vikings were just weeks away from having a completely new look facility. “It’s exciting times for the Vikings, our self funded interior works are already complete and we are thrilled to have received this grant to enable our exterior refurb. “It’s been a long time between facelifts for the clubhouse and these works have been sorely needed,” Nowland said. Interior works included new

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The growth has been welcomed by Nowland and his committee colleagues who’ve been actively growing memberships and refocusing the Vikings as a family friendly, community minded club since the rebranding. And on that front, Nowland believes the pandemic has actually helped. “We’ve really seen the members come together throughout this ordeal. “Everyone has been so supportive and understanding of the changes and challenges this season and it has just been a really positive time for us,” Nowland said. While the capping out of the exterior work is keeping members busy, growth remains at the forefront of the Vikings’ agenda,with new memberships to be the focus until season 2021 kicks off. “Over the next six months, we’ll be focusing on building our numbers and getting our senior sides in order. “We want to be involved in the First and Second Grade competitions and continue being a club the community can get behind,” Nowland said. Dilon Luke

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Public Notice Notification of project proposal and registration of interest under Heritage NSW Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultation Requirements for Proponents 2010 (Stage 1) – Proposed Gosford CBD Water project ID# 29 - Erina St W Link Main McCardle Cultural heritage (MCH) have been engaged by Central Coast Council (PO Box 21 Gosford, NSW, 2250) to prepare an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (ACHA) and Section 90 Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) application, if required, for the proposed Gosford CBD Water project ID# 29 - Erina St W Link Main, located between Young and Hely Streets, West Gosford The purpose of community consultation with Aboriginal people is to assist the proposed applicant in the preparation of the AHIP application if required and to assist the Chief Executive of Heritage NSW, Department of Premier & Cabinet in his or her consideration and determination of the application should an AHIP be required. In compliance with the Heritage NSW policy - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultation Requirements for Proponents 2010, MCH would like to extend an invitation to Aboriginal people who hold cultural knowledge relevant to the proposed project area and who can determine the significance of Aboriginal object(s) and/or place(s) in the area of the proposed project to register an interest in the consultation process for this project. Written registrations must be forward to MCH (P.O. Box 166 Adamstown, NSW, 2289; penny@mcheritage.com.au no later than C.O.B. 21 October 2020 All registered parties will then be contacted to discuss the project in compliance with Heritage NSW policy. If you register your interest in this project, please also nominate your preferred option to receive the initial information. You may wish to attend a non-paid meeting and receive an information pack, or receive an information packet through the mail or e-mail. Any parties to register are advised that, unless otherwise requested, their details will be forward to Heritage NSW and the relevant LALC within 28 days of the closing date of registration and in compliance with Heritage NSW policy. Central Coast Council Offices 2 Hely St Wyong / 49 Mann St Gosford 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday T 1300 463 954 Mayor Lisa Matthews | Chief Executive Officer Gary Murphy

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The Lakes have all three grades in Grand Finals

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RUGBY UNION The stage has been set for a blockbuster climax to Central Coast Rugby Union’s Premier 1 Competition, with The Lakes to meet Terrigal in the decider. It comes after The Lakes defeated Ourimbah in the preliminary final over the October long weekend, 32-29. Two titans of this year’s competition, CCRU President, Larry Thomson, said that both sides put it all on the line in pursuit of the grand final. “Ourimbah opened the scoring in the ninth minute when they kicked a penalty goal, but it did not take long for The Lakes to respond. In fact, two tries in the next 10 minutes saw The Lakes jump to a handy 12-3 lead. “Ourimbah scored next to reduce their opposition’s lead to 12-8 and at that stage the match was proving to be a real arm wrestle,” Thomson said. The score line shifted again in the dying minutes of the first half, when The Lakes scored a penalty goal and a converted try to balloon their lead out to 22-8 heading into the second half. “The Lakes continued to attack right from the start of this half and with a further penalty goal and another

converted try, they took a very commanding 32-8 lead 10 minutes in. “At that stage it seemed that The Lakes were safely home, but once again, for the third week in a row, Ourimbah fought back,” Thomson said. “They crossed for a try to make the score 32-15, but it was not until the last five or so minutes of the match that they really made their move. “They crossed for two late converted tries to bring the scores to 32-29. “The Lakes however held in those last few tense moments to record a very meritorious victory. “Ourimbah would be most disappointed with the result and would once again be upset at the fact that they let The Lakes take such a handy lead before they got fully into gear,” Thomson said. The result sees The Lakes poised to meet Terrigal in next weekend’s grand final at Central Coast Stadium as underdogs, having been unable to overcome Terrigal in any of their fixtures in the regular season. Terrigal are also last year’s reigning Premiers and this year’s Minor Premiers, so The Lakes will have their work cut out for them, but as Thomson says, anything can happen in grand finals rugby.

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Times are in local standard time (UTC +10:00) or daylight savings time (UTC +11:00) when in effect.

The Premier 2 grand final mirrors the Premier 1, with The Lakes set to meet Terrigal. The Lakes won through last week after beating Terrigal in the major semis and Terrigal made it in off the back of their preliminary final win against Avoca Beach over the weekend. As the grade’s reigning Premiers, The Lakes will be looking to replicate last year’s success but know that they cannot underestimate Terrigal, who almost pulled off the comeback in the major semi. The Under 19’s grand final will see The Lakes Maroons face Avoca Beach. It comes after the Maroons defeated their brothers The Lakes Yellow in the preliminary. An evenly fought affair, the match ultimately came down to the Maroons’ early lead seeing them through a second half resurgence from their opposition, a trend for The Lakes across all grades this season. Going into the grand final after losing to Avoca in the major semi, the Maroons know they’ll have to be more than just good to claim the premiership. The President’s Cup grand final will see Terrigal meet Avoca Beach, as will the Women’s 10’s.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Organisations Aboriginal Legal Service 8842 8000 Community Options 4351 3388 Bungree Aboriginal Association 4397 7700 Mingaletta 4342 7515 Aboriginal Home Care 4321 7215 Drug & Alcohol rehab 4388 6360 Respite Care Options 4351 3388 Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health 4351 1040 Darkinjung Local Land Council 4351 2930 Accommodation Dept. of Housing Wyong 4352 4400 Regional Youth Support Services 4323 2374 Coast Shelter 4324 7239 Neleh House 4340 1052 Elandra Women and Children’s Refuge 4396 4263 Kara Women and Children’s Refuge 4323 1709 Coimba Mens Refuge 4324 7239 Rumbalara Youth Refuge 4325 7555 Wyong Youth Refuge 4351 1922 Youth Angle 4341 8830 Woy Woy Youth Cottage 4341 9027 Maya Young Womens Refuge 4323 1636 Pacific Link Com Housing 4324 7617 Rumbalara Youth Refuge 4325 7555 Samaritans Youth Services 4351 1922 Youth Angle • Woy Woy 4341 8830 Temporary Accommodation 1800 152 152 Animal Rescue Wires 1300 094 737 Counselling Mensline - talk with a bloke 1300 789 978 Lifecare Family Services 1300 130 225 CatholicCare: 4356 2600 Relationship Australia: 1300 364 277 Interrelate: 1800 449 118 Emergency Police Assistance Line 131 444 Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 Wyong Police Station 4356 6099 Energy Australia 13 13 88 Gas Emergency 131 909 Wyong Shire Council 4350 5555 Marine Rescue - Central Coast 4325 7929 SES - Storm and Flood Emergency 132 500 Crisis Services and Helplines Lifeline - 24 hr. 13 11 14 Suicide Helpline 1800 191 919 Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 Parents Helpline 13 20 55 Indigenous Call Centre 136 380 Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321 Family Drug Support 1300 368 186

G-line - Gambling Helpline 1800 633 635 Credit Helpline 1800 808 488 Child Support Agency 13 12 72 Australian Injury Helpline 1800 223 363 Veteran Affairs Network 1300 551 918 Mens Domestic Violence 1800 000 599 Sexual Assault Resource 1800 199 888 Gay and Lesbian Counselling 1800 184 527 Gay and Lesbian Support 1800 249 377 Youth Sexuality Network 4320 2856 Vietnam Veterans 1800 043 503 Victims Support Services 1800 633 063 Translation and Interpreting Service 13 14 50 Family and Relationships Parents Helpline 132 055 Oasis Youth Centre 4353 9799 Horizons (For families) 4351 5008 Interrelate - Family Relationships 1300 736 966 Health Wyong Hospital 4394 8000 Cancer Hotline 131 120 Mental Health info Service 1300 794 991 Beyond Blue (Depression) 1300 22 4636 Community Women’s Health Centre 4351 1152 Legal Legal Aid 4324 5611 Problems, Habits & Addiction G-Line Telephone Counsel 1800 633 635 Gamblers Anonymous 9726 6625 Alcoholics Anonymous 4323 3890 Narcotics Anonymous 4325 0524 Quitline 131 848 Phone services: Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 Beyondblue 1300 224 636 Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463 Lifeline 13 11 14 Kids Help Line 1800 551 800 Griefline 1300 845 745 Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 Welfare Services Coast Community Centre 4325 3510 Horizons Family Services 4351 5008 Meals on Wheels Wyong - 4333 6942 Department of Community Services Wyong 4352 6500 The Salvation Army 4325 5733 Samaritans Emergency Relief 4393 2450 St Vincent De Paul Society HELPLINE 4323 6081

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APPROX. TIME LAG AFTER FORT DENISON Ettalong 40 min, Rip Bridge 2hrs - Wisemans Ferry 2 hrs 30 min, Koolewong 2 hrs 10 min

In view of the variations caused by local conditions and meteorological effects, these times are approximate and must be considered as a guide only. They are not to be relied on for critical depth calculations for safe navigation. Actual times of High and Low Water may occur before or after the times indicated


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Four high quality competition grade skate parks planned The popularity and success of Bato Yard at Bateau Bay, the only regional level skate park on the Central Coast, has highlighted the need for better and more accessible skating facilities. Now, Council plans to build four high quality competition grade skate parks in all corners of the region, with Lake Munmorah being one of the short-term priorities. A draft Skatepark Action Plan, consolidating former Wyong and Gosford Council documents into one, will soon go on public exhibition. The Plan follows an independent assessment of Council’s existing 26 skate parks and provides future management, development, and activation recommendations for the next 10 years, in line with industry benchmarks and good practice. It received unanimous support from councillors at their September 28 meeting, with the addition of a point confirming four competition grade parks for the region. Mayor Lisa Matthews said the recent success and popularity

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of Bato Yard at Bateau Bay and Terrigal’s Banjo skate park, had highlighted the need for consistent short, medium and long term management actions across the region. “Skating is an inclusive activity with many physical, social and mental health benefits for users, plus tourism and visitation benefits for the wider community when we host regional and national skate events,” she said. “This draft action plan provides high level priorities to inform the development, accessibility, management and

activation of our skate facilities to meet the growing needs of the community. “Skating is an Olympic sport now and perhaps with this strategy and our commitment to deliver world class skating facilities, the next champion will be grown right here on the Coast,” she said. The Action Plan’s ultimate aim is for an accessible network of high quality, multi purpose, inclusive skate parks that contribute to active lifestyles, support social engagement and creativity, and are appropriately sited and

sustainably managed. In 2019, Council engaged consultants to undertake an assessment of all 26 existing skate parks and results of the audit were used to prepare the Plan. Key findings of the audit showed that more than 80 percent needed improvements, some larger skate parks provided little diversity in skater experience, not catering for different skill sets and ability level, 52 percent were local facilities, and Bato Yard was the only current regional level facility.

The Plan includes short, medium and long term recommendations, as well as a 10-year action plan for new skate parks and redevelopment of existing parks. It also includes events, programs and funding opportunities through partnerships. Short term implementation of the draft Action Plan is estimated to cost $425,000, with long term options estimated at $12.5M, and grant funding though State and Federal grant programs will be sought once the Action Plan is adopted. With a 19.7 percent increase in population expected by 2036, and children aged five to 14 expected to be among the largest growth groups, the Skate Park Action Plan stresses the need for facilities to accommodate many styles of boarding, scootering and BMX riding. It is anticipated that Wadalba, Woongarrah, northern lakes area, The Entrance, Hamlyn Terrace, Wyong and Gosford will be the largest growth suburbs into 2036. With this in mind, a regional

facility will be established at Lake Munmorah in the short term, one to three years. A new district facility in Warnervale/Wadalba is planned for the long term, eight to 10 years, as well as a smaller skate park in the Tuggerah Chittaway Bay area. The Action Plan also identified that more than 80 percent of existing skate parks require improvements. All 12 existing skate parks in the north are in fair or poor condition - Blue Haven, Chain Valley Bay, Gwandalan, Halekulani (long term to relocate to Colongra sporting facility), Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah (relocate to new facility), Mannering Park, San Remo , Toukley, Wadalba, Watanobbi. In the mid-coast area, only three of the five were in excellent condition (Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Terrigal), while skate parks at The Entrance and Ourimbah rated in the fair category. Eight skate parks in southern areas didn’t rate any better with all in either fair or poor condition. Sue Murray

Mariners’ crisis meeting held FOOTBALL Central Coast Council has confirmed its support for the Central Coast Mariners following a crisis meeting with the beleaguered club on September 29. The meeting brought together key stakeholders for the Mariners’ future. Mayor Matthews said Council will be working with the Mariners on a potential fiveyear agreement. “Council values the contribution that the Mariners make to the Central Coast, and we are keen to work with the Mariners’ Club on potential

solutions to ensure that the club remains and thrives in our region. “At today’s meeting, we expressed our commitment to working on what a potential five-year agreement between Council and the Mariners might look like,” Mayor Matthews said. “Council will also reach out to Regional Development Australia and Destination NSW to see if any agreements can be created to support the Mariners and to help secure their future on the Coast. “We will also be contacting the State Government to

explore the possibility of providing free public transport for spectators to attend games so that our community can really get behind the Mariners as well,” she added. Mielekamp said the meeting was the first opportunity to bring all stakeholders together and talk seriously about the future of the Mariners on the Central Coast at such a crucial time. “I am confident that this is the start of meaningful collaboration and tangible outcomes, as all parties at the meeting vowed to find a way to make a difference and contribute.

“The aim was to find enabling actions and immediate quick wins that will secure the Mariners’ venue hire agreement at Central Coast Stadium for another 5-10 years, and to seek a solution to creating a single venue home base for the CCM Academy and its 430 youth,” Mielekamp said. “There will need to be further meetings to come as unfortunately not all the State and Federal MPs were able to make the call. “The most empowering part of today’s meeting was the opportunity to hear directly from the Football community.

“With representatives from Central Coast Football, CCM Official Supporters’ Club and the newly forming CCM Supporters’ Trust, it was a great opportunity to express to all parties the magnitude of Football on the Coast, a sport that represents over 15,000 participants and contributes over $25M to the local economy,” Mielekamp said. Council Director, Boris Bolgoff, said Council had invested over $6M in the home ground for the Mariners, Central Coast Stadium, over the last three years. “Council is committed to the continued economic

development of our region and we want the Mariners to be an important part of our future,” Bolgoff said. “The Stadium is a flagship venue for the Coast and Council is taking steps to ensure that we maximise the benefits that it can bring to our community. “We recently placed a Draft Central Coast Stadium Strategy on public exhibition and will take on board community feedback as we move forward with steps to ensure a bright future for the stadium.” Source: Press release, Sep 29 Central Coast Council Media


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Roos secure Minor Premiership RUGBY LEAGUE The Wyong Roos defeated the Maitland Pickers 60-nil in Round 11 of the Newcastle Toohey’s Cup to secure the Minor Premiership and book their spot in the preliminary finals. Going into Round 11 off the back of winning the NSW President’s Cup, the Pickers were missing a handful of key players in their clash with the Roos and it showed, with the

Roos scoring in the fourth minute, making the most of the Pickers’ depleted defence. From there it didn’t get any better for the Pickers, with the Roos’ own defence blocking every effort they made to get on the scoreboard. “Nick O’Meley had moved from wing to right centre for this match, and his strength and speed was problematic for the home team. “Back rower, Wyatt Shaw, was also proving a handful on

the right edge. “Shaw was held up over the line in the ninth minute, but in doing so had drained several defenders from the defensive line. “The Roos attacked the short side with O’Meley too powerful from short range. “Lachie Hanneghan’s conversion attempt was waved away, bringing the Roos to 10nil,” said Roos Player/Coach, Mitch Williams. A Jake Lewis/Lachie

Hanneghan play brought that lead up to 20-nil going into halftime, with the Roos continuing their onslaught from the jump. “The points continued to come for Wyong after play resumed, Lewis scoring his second inside the 42nd minute,” Williams said. “The Roos were forcing Maitland to quickly retreat, and the Pickers kept conceding penalties because of that pressure.

“Jaron Purcell made the scoresheet with a try in the 59th minute. “Aaiden Wright scored in the next possession set when quick hands from Dylan Clark created a three on two on his outside. “Luke Sharpe engineered space for Shaw to score in the 61st minute and Shaw was on the spot to ground the ball in the 64th minute when the Pickers failed to secure a late tackle kick.

“Jack Burraston scored the last try of the match pushing up on the inside from a break down the left flank.” The Roos attention now turns to their preliminary final clash with South Newcastle. Having narrowly beaten the Lions in both of their meetings in the regular competition, Williams said the Roos were expecting a tough game come Saturday. Dilon Luke

Central Coast Heart skip a beat NETBALL Central Coast Heart Open’s record breaking win streak in the Origin Energy Netball Premier League has come to an end, with the Heart going down to North Shore United 56-47 in their Round 11 fixture.

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Despite having the better first two quarters, Heart Club Captain, Alicia Walsh, said the second half was where things started going wrong. “The girls started the game well, but a scrappy third quarter saw North Shore pull back the score line to take the lead, and

we couldn’t regain it. “North Shore had strong oneon-one defence the whole way down the court which forced some unusual errors and disconnect from the Heart. “Their moving circle proved too difficult to counter and the girls went down by nine goals,”

Walsh said. The script was flipped in the Under 23’s clash with North Shore, with the Heart coming away with a 51-44 win. Walsh said a refreshed Heart squad performed well together and will be looking to keep that rhythm as they chase a finals’

berth. “The Under 23’s came away with a good seven goal win after the return of some injured players. “The girls had strong connections all the way down the court and the circle defenders turned over plenty of

ball against tall opponents. “The win keeps them in the running for a finals finish, needing to win all of their games from here on in.” The Heart will meet South Coast Blaze in Round 12. Dilon Luke

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