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Waterfront included in draft Gosford CBD DCP T

he NSW Department of Planning’s draft Development Control Plan for Gosford reveals the State Government’s intention to develop the city’s waterfront. Central Coast Coordinator General, Lee Shearer, has said that the proposed revitalisation of Gosford would “not touch the waterfront”. The three place-based reports produced by the NSW Government Architect did not include the waterfront, and nor did the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), but the draft Development Control Plan includes reference to commercial buildings on the waterfront with floor plates of up to 2,200 square metres. Proposed controls covering the waterfront can be found in Appendix C of the draft DCP, which is currently on public exhibition until September 20. The draft DCP says it “adopts by reference, the provisions of Part 4.4 Gosford Waterfront from the Gosford Development Control Plan 2013”. However, Appendix C of the draft DCP contains an amended version of the 2013 plan and includes some surprises that the community and Central Coast Council have not been consulted on. “Where changes to the existing controls have been made, these are either minor changes, obsolete provisions, or because they are inconsistent with the recommendations of the NSW Government Architect in the Urban Design Implementation Framework (UDIF), or the intent of the Gosford City Centre SEPP, or the Chapters of this DCP,” the draft DCP explains.

The waterfront in its present form and (inset) diagram of potential for expansion and development on the breakwater

Land uses along the waterfront will include residential, commercial office, retail, visitor accommodation, recreational and cultural uses, the draft says. The Gosford Breakwater, adjacent to Poppy Park, is a key location in the NSW Government’s plans. “The Breakwater will provide opportunities for a commercial office, restaurant and retail precinct on the Gosford Waterfront, provided by an extension of the foreshore to provide new developable land.” The Breakwater will be reconfigured “to facilitate a development parcel that can accommodate commercial development, a small retail and restaurant strip and new public landscaped areas. “The reconfiguration of the Breakwater is to minimise environmental impacts

and any fill material should be sourced from material validated suitable for the purpose. “The reconfiguration of the Breakwater should also minimise disturbance of the adjacent sea bed. “There will be a new access road off the Central Coast Highway generally along the alignment of the existing Breakwater.” The draft DCP includes figures outlining requirements for “building envelopes and development of the foreshore”. “Any development application that proposes to vary the location of the building envelopes is to demonstrate an improved urban design outcome and maintain key public spaces,” it says. “Key public spaces and public plazas are to be provided,” in accordance with another included diagram.

A new civic space will be created and a pedestrian connection to replace Vaughan Ave between Mann and Baker St. A major pedestrian crossing of the Central Coast Highway (Dane Dve) is to be provided in the vicinity of Baker St and a public plaza. “Any new development along the Brisbane Water foreshore should maintain continuous public access to the foreshore,” the draft DCP proclaims. Detail of public access and connections to public access are to be provided at development application stage. The maximum floor plate size for commercial buildings will be 2,200 square metres, which is greater than the 1,500 square metres provided for in other parts of the CBD. “The foreshore edge will be

activated and celebrated with upgraded open space and key public spaces, pedestrian walk ways and cycle ways. “New and existing marina and boating facilities will be provided to attract both waterborne tourists and boat owners. “Attractive pedestrian and cycle routes will link into the regional Point Clare cycleway, along the edge of the railway causeway,” it said. There will be a “multi use car park to serve the commercial development and recreational activities,” but the exact location is not given. According to the draft DCP, the NSW Government will “investigate opportunities to provide a new public ferry wharf on the Gosford Breakwater”. Baker St is to be extended and formalised as a key pedestrian and vehicular connection.

The development of the Leagues Club field, according to the draft plan, should provide a variety of publicly accessible outdoor recreational spaces, new pedestrian and cycle links… and include a new indoor recreational facility. Independent planning consultant, Gary Chestnut, said the SEPP and draft DCP include what appears to be a developable parcel (with its own Lot and DP) over the water between the existing Gosford Breakwater and the railway line. “It extends across the water, but the DCP and SEPP are silent about it, so the NSW Government could prepare a master plan and promote whatever they want on it,” Chestnut said. “The current development controls for the waterfront were drafted when building heights and floor space ratio were restricted. “Now if you have a site of 5,200 square metres, you could have a new five star hotel built over the water with no height limit. “The thing is, the DCP should be amended so that unlimited floor space ratios and building heights are excluded from the waterfront,” he said. Source: Website, Sep 10-11 Gosford City Centre draft DCP terview, Sep 11 Gary Chestnut, Gosford CBD Community Alliance Jackie Pearson, journalis

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Council assessment rejects Sporties proposal Central Coast Council planning assessment staff have recommended the refusal of the $30.3 million redevelopment of the Sporties site on the corner of Brick Wharf Rd and North Burge Rd, Woy Woy. The Remembrance Day service will be held at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on the Ettalong waterfront

Both service and festival to run on Remembrance Day A Remembrance Day service and the annual Oyster Festival will both occur in Ettalong on November 11. The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has agreed to move the Oyster Festival to the Ettalong Tourist Resort to enable the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice at the Vietnam Veterans’ War Memorial on the waterfront. However, the arrangement has not come without a cost. In the process, the Ettalong Diggers Memorial Club and its CEO, Mr Bill Jackson, resigned from the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and have withdrawn their sponsorship of the Ettalong Oyster Festival. This year the Vietnam Veterans, Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association Central Coast Subbranch will run the Remembrance Day service. Sub-branch senior vice-

president Dr Stephen Karsai said he understood the Oyster Festival had clashed with Remembrance Day on three occasions during the past 10 years but 2018 was special because it was the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. “We asked if they would move the event to November 18 and they said no, so we had a stalemate,” Dr Karsai said. “I then spoke to the deputy mayor Cr Chris Holstein, who suggested moving the Oyster Festival to the Ettalong Markets,” he said. Dr Karsai said it was usually the Ettalong, Hardys Bay and Woy Woy RSL sub-branch that organised the Remembrance Day service but the Vietnam Veterans had been asked to organise this year’s event. “We have organised for two World War I bi-planes to do circuits and then for an FA18 fly-over and we will have navy and army cadets

in attendance,’ he said. Dr Karsai said he would like to thank the Ettalong Diggers Memorial Club chief, Mr Bill Jackson, for supporting the Veterans to ensure the commemoration went ahead as planned. Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales said it would be business as usual for the Oyster Festival. “The Oyster Festival is going ahead on November 11 but relocated at Ettalong Markets,” Mr Wales said. “The Ettalong Diggers said it would withdraw its sponsorship and use of its carpark and streets if we did not change the date, so my committee unanimously voted to move to the Ettalong Markets,” he said. SOURCE: Interview, 8 Aug 2018 Steve Karsai, VVPPACC Sub-branch Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Reporter: Jackie Pearson

The recommendation, which councillors cannot alter, will be presented to the Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel, which will meet to determine the application on August 23. However, councillors have asked to see the assessment report and are expected to discuss it when Council meets today (August 13) to decide whether to make their own submission. The Save Woy Woy Waterfront, the community group that has led opposition to the development is expected to speak at the meeting. The group has also made submissions to the Joint Regional Planning Panel and is also expected to address the panel. According to the assessment report prepared by Council staff, 94 submissions were received regarding the proposal to demolish the existing clubhouse and replace it with 63 seniors independent living units, a new registered club, five retail tenancies and a basement bowling green and car park across three buildings. The assessment report gave a number of grounds for recommending refusal of the proposal includings its failure to address flood risk, noncompliance with planning controls and insufficient information being provided “for further assessment”. The assessment report listed the application’s noncompliance with sections of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004, the Apartment Design Guide, Gosford Local Environmental Plan 2014 and Gosford Development Control Plan 2013. Non-compliances included a 56

per cent variation to the maximum height of eight metres or less, a proposal for three storeys when a building adjacent to a boundary of the site must be no more than two storeys and a shortfall in the requirements for communal open space. The proposed development also had a shortfall of 188 car parking spaces, according to the Council report. The report addressed the concerns raised during the public exhibition of the proposal, one of which was that the redevelopment would be out of keeping with the intended recreational use of the land. “Whilst the provision of a registered club and community facilities are permissible with development consent in the RE2 Private Recreation zone within GLEP 2014, seniors housing and retail facilities are prohibited,” the report said. “The proposed development comprising seniors housing on No 186 Brick Wharf Rd and No 1 North Burge Road, Woy Woy, is permissible by virtue of the provisions of the …[State planning policy]…which provides the policy applies to land being used for the purposes of an existing registered club. “The applicant was advised of the prohibition on the site relating to the five retail premises proposed, however, to date this issue remains unresolved,” it said. According to the report, seniors housing is permissible at 184 Brick Wharf Rd which is zoned R2 Low Density Residential. The Council report does, however, state that the proposal could not be supported because “Insufficient information has been provided to enable further assessment to occur”. The report also strongly rejects the proposal on the bases of the “flood constraints of the site.

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hree properties on The Round Dve, at Avoca, were flooded, when a large water main burst, just after 6:00am, on Wednesday, August 8. This is the second major water mains break that has resulted in damage to homes in Round Dve this year. Central Coast Council announced it was alerted to the burst water main at approximately 6.20am that morning. “As this was a large main, a sudden release of water impacted three properties on The Round Dve,” a Council media alert said. “There has been some water damage across the three properties, including to the ground floor of property one, the garage of property two and the garden of property three. “Residents of these properties were able to remain in their homes,” the alert said. A Council team worked to repair the main as quickly as possible. Repairs required the removal of a large, approximately 20 metre-high gum tree, which was believed to be the cause of the water main burst, as its root system was directly above the main. The water supply had to be temporarily cut to approximately 110 residents living on The Round Dve, Parrendi Cl, Kumali Cl, Nurragi Cl and Baronga Rd. They were informed that an alternative drinking water supply was available at Hazlett Park, Gill Ave and Avoca Beach

Houses in The Round Dve Avoca Beach were inundated when a water main burst

Primary School. The residents were without water until 11:15pm. “Water main breaks will periodically occur across all water systems, and are typically caused by ground and weather conditions, tree roots and third party damage,” Council announced. “Council works to resolve water outages as quickly as possible and apologises for any inconvenience caused when outages do occur. “Council continually monitors the region’s water and sewer system and implements an ongoing renewal program for water and sewer mains.” Council’s Acting Director of Assets, Infrastructure and

Business, Boris Bolgoff, said Council had a solution to minimise the risk of future water main breaks at Avoca Beach. “We have a plan in place for Avoca Beach and we will action this plan as soon as possible in light of recent breaks and associated property damage in the area,” Bolgoff said. “Our plan for maintaining and improving the Central Coast’s water and sewer system includes a region-wide water mains renewal program that began in July and has been prioritised based on areas that have experienced higher numbers of water main breaks in recent times.” Council has already completed replacement of 575

metres of pipeline along The Round Dve and had identified plans to replace a further 1,600 metres of pipework which is currently planned to commence in October. The new pipework will be constructed in the roadway, which will preserve trees and minimise water supply disruptions to customers during construction. A burst water main at The Round Dve, Avoca, on May 21, resulted in four homes being flooded so severely that one occupant needed to be rescued from their home by emergency services. Residents of The Round Dve affected by the flooding described the incident as a torrent of water descending

downhill towards their properties. The flooding lasted for over an hour, but luckily the properties affected suffered no structural damage. At the time, residents said it was the fourth time properties on The Round Dve had been impacted by the water main bursting, and they were fed up with Central Coast Council’s approach to fixing the problem. Speaking to media following the May incident, The Round Dve resident, Ms Cherokee Neilson, said residents were tired of dealing with this. “It’s happened to me this time, but the three times previously, it happened to my friends.

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“We just really need the Council to step in and fix these problems,” Ms Neilson said. Fellow residents, Mr Rob Jamieson and Mr John Vrkic, also spoke to media. Mr Jamieson said residents went without any notice on the status of the water main until breaks and subsequent flooding occurred. “The flooding has caused some severe damage to a lot of houses in the street,” Mr Jamieson said. Like Ms Nielson, Mr Vrkic’s home was also effected by the May flooding. Mr Vrkic said that whilst no structural damage had occurred to his home, he had been unable to return to his property for days whilst clean up and repair works were underway. Despite being structurally sound, the homes of all residents affected suffered property and goods damage during the incident. Mr Jamieson said it was time for Council to get the water main sorted. “Council needs to allocate more money to redo the whole line,” he said. “The Round Dve, Cape Three Points Rd, Avoca Dve, Yodalla Pl, Baronga Rd, Parrendi Cl and Nurragi Cl experienced a water outage on May 21, from 4:00pm to 6:00am on May 22, as the broken water main was repaired. Source: Media alert, Aug 8 Media release, Aug 9 Central Coast Council media Website, May 21 Central Coast Incident Alerts

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ember for The Entrance, David Mehan, read a statement from the Kangy Angy Residents Action Group (KARAG) in the NSW Legislative Assembly on August 7, which included damning information about the role of the former Wyong Council in pushing the NSW Government towards building its facility at Kangy Angy, instead of Warnervale.

“When Premier Berejiklian was Transport Minister, she shook hands on a deal with the Darkinjung Land Council, to site a new Rail Maintenance Facility at Warnervale,” Mehan told parliament. “For unknown reasons, Transport decided not to pursue this avenue. “A list of over 20 sites was established, whittled down to eight, with (Darkinjung land at) Warnervale being the now preferred site. “Warnervale fitted the criteria laid out for the proposal, Kangy Angy not even appearing on

David Mehan, Member for The Entrance, with Kangy Angy residents, during the campaign to stop the rail facility was the previous Council of Wyong Council, Whittaker said: before amalgamation Michael Whittaker, to Transport for NSW’s with Gosford.” Transport for NSW, on preferred site at Warnervale had “for many KARAG has October 9, 2014. obtained copies of The email was copied years been identified correspondence by the to then Mayor of Wyong, by Council for the construction of the Link former General Manager Doug Eaton. Road and development

the list. “We have documentary evidence that threats were made to Transport if they pursued the prefferd Warnervale option. “We hasten to add this

of an education and business precinct.” The email said: The proposed TfNSW site for the rails tabling and maintenance yard has completely unacceptable implications on both of these strategic initiatives by Council. “Wyong Council would like to convey in the strongest possible terms its complete opposition to the TfNSW proposal for this facility on this site. “I also advise that Council will be taking action to initiate opposition to this proposal at a political level,” Whittaker said. According to David Mehan’s parliamentary statement: “Instead of continuing down the list of possible sites, Transport asked Wyong Council for their recommendations. “Wyong proffered the Kangy location, and without any onsite investigations into its suitability, Transport purchased what can only be called a lemon, in developmental terms. “Transport failed to learn that the land was valued at $422,000, and purchased it for $17m.

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17,000 tonnes of restricted waste containing asbestos dumped

The five-member Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel unanimously refused a proposal to redevelop the Sporties bowling club at Woy Woy, when it met on Thursday, August 23. The sole purpose of the meeting, according to Panel chair Mr Jason Perica, was to consider the determination of the one development application for the property at 184-186 Brick Wharf Rd and North Burge Rd, Woy Woy. Mr Perica said the Panel had been provided with all copies of submissions, had received briefings from Central Coast Council staff on two occasions, and undertaken a site visit. Eight individual local residents, two representatives of community groups, and one representative for the developer, addressed the Panel at the meeting held in the Gosford Chamber of Central Coast Council. The Panel adjourned to deliberate in private for around 40 minutes, after hearing the speakers, before returning to inform the public of its unanimous decision to refuse the application. The residents who addressed the panel outlined their objections to the development including loss of privacy and winter sun, inadequate parking and an adverse impact on the popular Lions Park Reserve at the end of North Burge Rd. Several speakers argued that the proposal was not in keeping with the recreational use of the land. Ms June Mitchell of North Burge Rd said the road was the only entry and exit to Lions Park. “More open space is going to be needed, due to population growth, around existing parks, and open space must be cherished and protected for the current and future generations,” Ms Mitchell said. Mr James Waugh said he had never seen Lions Park empty, including the playground, but had never seen the available parking less than one-third full with

The Cherry Lane property believed to be the destination of restricted waste

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olice, working with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), will allege that up to 17,000 tonnes of restricted waste, containing asbestos, appear to have been dumped, or disposed of illegally, at a property on Cherry Lane, Kulnura.

Save Woy Woy Waterfront members outside Gosford chamber of Central Coast Council

overflow parking encroaching on North Burge Rd every weekend. He said Council had spent considerable funds upgrading the two boat ramps and pontoons and it would be irresponsible to undermine that expenditure because of a development with inadequate parking for residents and visitors. Multiple residents and the two community group representatives outlined what they considered to be the most serious problem with the site, described as its location on a floodplain. Speaking on behalf of Save Woy Woy Waterfront, Mr Ross McMurtrie said the flood hazard

was the “number one issue raised by our supporters”. “There is one aspect with enormous consequences for future the development of this site and that is sea level rise,” he said. “Projected sea level rise is an overriding reason why seniors accommodation should never be considered at this location,” he said, and illustrated his argument with photographs from a 2015 storm surge and 2017-18 king tides. “The flood hazard is a current reality already sufficient to endanger life in an emergency access situation or evacuation. “There is one aspect of

flood hazard with enormous consequences for the future development of this site and that is sea level rise,” he said. Mr Perica’s announcement that the Panel had unanimously decided to refuse the application was greeted with applause from the public gallery. He said he would not read all the particulars of the Panel’s reasons because they ran for 10 pages but stated the Panel had upheld, with some changes and additions, the 12 reasons put forward in the Central Coast Council staff’s recommendation to refuse the application. In particular, the flood hazard

argument for refusal was expanded by the Panel to state the development was not compatible with the tidal inundation of the site and surrounding roads, especially given the sensitive nature of the proposed use of the site for seniors housing. Mr Perica said the determination, along with the video of the public meeting, would be published on the Panel’s website within seven days.

Strike Force Dothan was established by officers attached to Redfern Police Area Command, to investigate anomalies recorded in the removal and disposal of waste, as part of the Green Square Town Centre development.

In August 2016, contractors were engaged as part of the development, and were required to remove excavated material, which included asbestos and restricted waste, that could only be safely disposed of at two Sydney sites. Strike Force Dothan investigators continued their inquiries, and on the morning of Wednesday, August 29, executed a search warrant at the Kulnura property. Investigators, accompanied by officers from the NSW EPA, have spoken to the property owners and have ascertained that they were advised that the material being dumped at their property was clean fill.

Samples from the property will be analysed, and it is anticipated that large scale remediation will be required. Investigators believe the illegal dumping operation is linked to organised crime. A 48-year-old man remains before the courts after being charged with numerous offences by Strike Force Dothan investigators, including fraud offences totalling almost $4m relating to the illegal dumping of asbestos. Investigations continue into the matter, and police have urged anyone with information about illegal dumping to come forward. As a result of extensive inquiries on Friday, August

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and a quad dog trailer. NSW EPA Chief Environmental Regulator Mark Gifford said illegal dumping is a serious environmental crime that can cause harm to the community and the environment. “We take the matter very seriously, especially when asbestos is involved,” Mr Gifford said. “The NSW EPA is pleased to be working alongside NSW Police to investigate the alleged illegal dumping of around 17,000 tonnes of waste material containing asbestos and related fraudulent activity.”

Ms Tesch said that she had been attempting to get a list for more than a year, well before the Central Coast Crown Land Alliance asked her to request a list of local Crown Land,. “In July last year, I was told that such a list would require extensive investigation,” she said. “In November, I was told that there were 485 lots and that Central Coast Council was manager of 52 of those reserves but no details despite my requests. “Just this week, I have been told by the Parliamentary Library that it will be difficult to get a list as there are 1400 parcels of Crown Land. “I’ve asked, but I’ve not

received. “I will continue to work on it and I will continue to push to protect our Crown Lands.” Ms Tesch said she welcomed the community’s focus on Crown Land and the work done to reveal details of the sell-off of local community assets. “The Sporties development has revealed just one case of the likely many that exist of this Liberal Government underhandedly selling off our Crown Land,’ Ms Tesch said. “This is a government that wants to shut down Crown Land and shift all assets they can’t sell off to the highest bidder to Councils or other Government agencies,” she said. Ms Tesch said she was told to visit https://minview.geoscience. nsw.gov.au and apply the “Crown Lands” map layer to view the relevant parcels across the

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Peninsula. She said she encouraged local community members to also check out the site as she continued her efforts to get specific details from the government. “Crown Lands have been neglected by the State Government’s whose own Auditor General released a scathing report into the administration of Crown Land in New South Wales, saying the ‘management of the sale and lease of Crown land is not effective because oversight of decision-making is inadequate and community involvement is limited’. “This is a government that can’t be trusted on Crown Lands, hasn’t been transparent, and has taken advantage of loopholes and misdirection to serve up profits and land deals for their mates.” SOURCE: Media statement, 23 Aug 2018 Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford

Source: Media releases, Aug 23 and 29 NSW Police media

Residents wanted for banking research Peninsula residents are being sought for market research into the banking habits of Peninsula and Central Coast locals.

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he long-promised upgrade of the Pacific Hwy, through Wyong, may not even commence before 2020, according to Shadow Minister for the Central Coast, David Harris.

Harris has warned voters to be sceptical of any Liberal party announcements to spend $20m on enabling works in the run up to the March, 2019, state election. He said he had used the Government Information EPA officer inspecting the Kulnura property

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch says that, after months of asking, she has been unsuccessful in getting a list of local Crown Land from the NSW Government.

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assistance of the NSW EPA, at homes on James Street, Guildford West and Elford Crescent, Merrylands West, on Monday, August 20. A number of items, including an electronic device was seized during a search warrant at a commercial office on Cooper Street, Smithfield, on Wednesday, August 22. Then on Thursday, August 23, detectives with assistance from Redfern Police Area Command, the Public Order and Riot Squad, Police Rescue, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and NSW EPA executed a search warrant at a Kemps Creek rural property. During the search, police seized documents, computers

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Some of the 17,000 tonnes of waste missing from the Green Square town centre project

17, a 48-year-old man was arrested at Sydney International Airport. He was taken to Redfern Police Station and charged with 13 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime intent to conceal, and knowingly direct activities of criminal group. The man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, August 18. He remained bail refused and was next due to appear at Central Local Court on Friday, August 24. Before locating the alleged waste at Kulnura, Strike Force Dothan detectives executed search warrants, with the

SOURCE: Meeting, 23 Aug 2018 Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel Reporter: Jackie Pearson

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A 2016 plan for the Wyong Town Centre Project including moving transport interchange and car park to east of the station conflicting with the Labor’s reviews, that Public Access (GiPA) law aside for enabling work. to access documents and they finished in 2014, “It can be found under current M1 works. emails which identified Restart NSW, Wyong “It includes things like when they went out with that $20m had already Town Centre Projects for moving services and detailed documents been made available by regional growth roads. relocating the transport again. the NSW Government to “My main question is “It has not been interchange and car park, do that enabling work. announced but it is from the western to the why can’t the enabling “The tender documents reserved money. eastern side of Wyong work go ahead now?” for the road through Harris said. “They will wait until pre- station. Wyong were prepared election to announce it, The RMS web page on “Every delay means and ready to go out in but they have no intention the costs keep going the Wyong Town Centre 2016, but then they were to spend it this financial up, and if they wait until upgrade project said: pulled,” Harris said. the M1 work has been “Roads and Maritime year. “The official reason is “According to my completed, nothing will is reviewing the Wyong Town Centre proposal that the government did sources, the enabling happen until 2020. not want the work going work must be completed “This project was in light of the NSW on at the same time as before they can even pretty much ready to go Government’s recently the nearby M1 upgrade,” touch the road, and it in 2011, but the current released Future Transport he said. could go ahead without government, when it was 2056 Strategy, which sets “There is $20m put elected, did a review into a broader vision for how

transport can support growth and the economy of New South Wales in the next 40 years. “Roads and Maritime is investigating better ways to deliver any upgrades, and to minimise the impact to road users and the community. “We will keep the community updated as this planning continues.”

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Source: Interview, Sep 4 David Harris, Shadow Minister for the Central Coast Website, Sep 4 RMS NSW Jackie Pearson, journalist

Findings from the research will be used to inform services and products and will shape the approach and future plans of Ettalong Beach Community Bank. The research will be conducted by a third party and will take the form of two one-hour focus groups at Peninsula Community Centre in Woy Woy. Two session times will be available on Tuesday, September 11.

Questions will focus on participants’ past experiences with their current and previous banks and will explore how people select financial service providers, how they source information about providers, what factors affect their decision-making and how important specific services and features are for their banking experience. Participants need to be over the age of 18, live within the Peninsula region of the Central Coast and not be a customer of Ettalong Beach Community Bank. Every participant will be provided with a Coles-Myer gift card as a

thank you for their involvement in the market research. “Feedback and community involvement is really important to us, particularly with 80 percent of our profits going back into supporting local activities and projects,” said Mr Don Wilson from Ettalong Beach Community Bank. “That is why we are holding these focus groups. “We want to know what is important to Peninsula locals and we want to be in a position to deliver this for them. SOURCE: Media release, 27 Aug 2018 Nikkie Beltran, Brilliant Logic

Meeting about Ettalong Channel A meeting to discuss the status of the Brisbane Water navigation channel will be held at Ettalong Diggers Memorial Club at 7pm on Tuesday, September 18. Ettalong Diggers chief Mr Bill Jackson said he was aware of ongoing community disquiet

about the state of the channel and indefinite cancellation of the ferry service to Ettalong and Wagstaffe. “I hope as many members of the community attend as possible,” he said. The main agenda items will be: “What is the long-term plan for the dredging of Ettalong Channel?

“What are the Central Coast Council and the State Government implementing to ensure a safe and navigable Ettalong Channel after the emergency dredging has been completed?” SOURCE: Media release, 5 Sep 2018 Kim Cole, Ettalong Diggers Visitor Information Centre

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Waterfront included in draft Gosford CBD DCP T

he NSW Department of Planning’s draft Development Control Plan for Gosford reveals the State Government’s intention to develop the city’s waterfront.

Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks with Rob Unsworth from the Umina Community Group and Taylor Martin MLC at the Umina Skate Park

Wicks urges Council to apply for Umina Oval lighting Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks has come out in support of lighting in the recreation precinct of Umina Oval. She has urged Central Coast Council to apply immediately for Federal funding to install lighting in the precinct. Ms Wicks said the local community has identified security lighting as a significant need for the area. She said time was of the essence as applications had opened for round three of the Safer Communities Fund. “The program delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure,” Ms Wicks said. She said Central Coast Council or community organisations could apply for a share of up to $1 million in funding through the fund. The funding is available for initiatives such as CCTV, bollards, lighting and other crime prevention infrastructure. “Our region has been very successful under this program. “In previous rounds we have delivered funding for CCTV

cameras at McEvoy Oval at Umina and to provide additional cameras at the Peninsula Recreation Precinct. “We know that there is more to do to keep our local families and businesses safe, so I am delighted to announce this new round of funding. “I will be advocating for Central Coast Council to consider projects such as lighting at the Peninsula Recreation Precinct.” As well as the infrastructure stream, the third round includes a separate early intervention stream for community organisations to deliver crime prevention or activity based youth engagement projects. Applications for the infrastructure stream close on September 25. Information on how to apply for funding is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund – Infrastructure Stream website at business.gov. au/safer-communities-fund, or by calling 13 2846. SOURCE: Media release, 5 Sep 2018 Charlotte Bowcock, Office of Lucy Wicks MP

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Central Coast Coordinator General, Lee Shearer, has said that the proposed revitalisation of Gosford would “not touch the waterfront”. The three place-based reports produced by the NSW Government Architect did not include the waterfront, and nor did the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), but the draft Development Control Plan includes reference to commercial buildings on the waterfront with floor plates of up to 2,200 square metres. Proposed controls covering the waterfront can be found in Appendix C of the draft DCP, which is currently on public exhibition until September 20. The draft DCP says it “adopts by reference, the provisions of Part 4.4 Gosford Waterfront from the Gosford Development Control Plan 2013”. However, Appendix C of the draft DCP contains an amended version of the 2013 plan and includes some surprises that the community and Central Coast Council have not been consulted on. “Where changes to the existing controls have been made, these are either minor changes, obsolete provisions, or because they are inconsistent with the recommendations of the NSW Government Architect in the Urban Design Implementation Framework (UDIF), or the intent of the Gosford City Centre SEPP, or the Chapters of this DCP,” the draft DCP explains.

The waterfront in its present form and (inset) diagram of potential for expansion and development on the breakwater

Land uses along the waterfront will include residential, commercial office, retail, visitor accommodation, recreational and cultural uses, the draft says. The Gosford Breakwater, adjacent to Poppy Park, is a key location in the NSW Government’s plans. “The Breakwater will provide opportunities for a commercial office, restaurant and retail precinct on the Gosford Waterfront, provided by an extension of the foreshore to provide new developable land.” The Breakwater will be reconfigured “to facilitate a development parcel that can accommodate commercial development, a small retail and restaurant strip and new public landscaped areas. “The reconfiguration of the Breakwater is to minimise environmental impacts

and any fill material should be sourced from material validated suitable for the purpose. “The reconfiguration of the Breakwater should also minimise disturbance of the adjacent sea bed. “There will be a new access road off the Central Coast Highway generally along the alignment of the existing Breakwater.” The draft DCP includes figures outlining requirements for “building envelopes and development of the foreshore”. “Any development application that proposes to vary the location of the building envelopes is to demonstrate an improved urban design outcome and maintain key public spaces,” it says. “Key public spaces and public plazas are to be provided,” in accordance with another included diagram.

A new civic space will be created and a pedestrian connection to replace Vaughan Ave between Mann and Baker St. A major pedestrian crossing of the Central Coast Highway (Dane Dve) is to be provided in the vicinity of Baker St and a public plaza. “Any new development along the Brisbane Water foreshore should maintain continuous public access to the foreshore,” the draft DCP proclaims. Detail of public access and connections to public access are to be provided at development application stage. The maximum floor plate size for commercial buildings will be 2,200 square metres, which is greater than the 1,500 square metres provided for in other parts of the CBD. “The foreshore edge will be

activated and celebrated with upgraded open space and key public spaces, pedestrian walk ways and cycle ways. “New and existing marina and boating facilities will be provided to attract both waterborne tourists and boat owners. “Attractive pedestrian and cycle routes will link into the regional Point Clare cycleway, along the edge of the railway causeway,” it said. There will be a “multi use car park to serve the commercial development and recreational activities,” but the exact location is not given. According to the draft DCP, the NSW Government will “investigate opportunities to provide a new public ferry wharf on the Gosford Breakwater”. Baker St is to be extended and formalised as a key pedestrian and vehicular connection.

The development of the Leagues Club field, according to the draft plan, should provide a variety of publicly accessible outdoor recreational spaces, new pedestrian and cycle links… and include a new indoor recreational facility. Independent planning consultant, Gary Chestnut, said the SEPP and draft DCP include what appears to be a developable parcel (with its own Lot and DP) over the water between the existing Gosford Breakwater and the railway line. “It extends across the water, but the DCP and SEPP are silent about it, so the NSW Government could prepare a master plan and promote whatever they want on it,” Chestnut said. “The current development controls for the waterfront were drafted when building heights and floor space ratio were restricted. “Now if you have a site of 5,200 square metres, you could have a new five star hotel built over the water with no height limit. “The thing is, the DCP should be amended so that unlimited floor space ratios and building heights are excluded from the waterfront,” he said. Source: Website, Sep 10-11 Gosford City Centre draft DCP terview, Sep 11 Gary Chestnut, Gosford CBD Community Alliance Jackie Pearson, journalis

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Adam Crouch to oppose his own government’s proposal

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s the NSW Greens feared the State Government was about to ‘backflip’ on its plan for a marine park from Newcastle to Wollongong, Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, decided to stand with the community and oppose his own government’s proposal. “Over the past few weeks, I have engaged with local stakeholders and residents who have expressed significant concern about the Marine Estate Management Authority’s proposal of 25 new marine park sites between Newcastle and Wollongong,” Crouch said. Information booths held at Terrigal, Forresters Beach, The Entrance, Wamberal and Killcare further demonstrated the community’s opposition, he said. “It is important to protect marine life and the ocean for future generations, but in my view, the proposed marine park sites for our region are not the way to achieve this. “As I have said before, I

Adam Crouch, Member for Terrigal, with local residents at Forresters Beach

believe that this proposal is too extreme and won’t work for our Central Coast community. “Fishing is a crucial part of the Central Coast’s lifestyle and economy. “I am listening to the needs of our community and appreciate that in its current form, this proposal could have a significant negative economic impact. “I met with a recreational fisher, charter operator, surfer, game fisher and diver, at the 3,430 hectare proposed Forresters Beach Marine Park site. “This reinforced the strong opposition to marine park proposals on the Central Coast.

“The current six-week consultation period ends on September 27 and I strongly encourage everyone concerned by this proposal to ensure their voice is heard, by making a submission to www.surveymonkey.com/r/ HawkesburyDP. “I have made representations to the Minister for Primary Industries and the Minister for the Environment about how this marine park proposal, in its current form, does not get the balance right. “My concerns align with many of the comments being made by our local fishing community, whom I support. “While it’s just a proposal right now, I want to be clear,

I believe that what’s on the table is too extreme and won’t work for my community,” Crouch said. Central Coast Council has declared in-principle support for marine parks and called for the State Government to consult with all stakeholders to identify opportunities for recreational fishing and tourism on the Coast. Council called on the NSW Government to consider the establishment of artificial reefs on the Central Coast along the lines of reefs underway in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. Mayor Jane Smith said Council wants to ensure the right balance is found between

the need to protect the natural marine environment and providing recreational fishing opportunities on the Central Coast. “We want to ensure the Central Coast is on the map for increasing recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike,” Mayor Smith said. “We support marine parks and the protection they bring for our environment and future fish stocks. “Ongoing consultation is needed with all stakeholders to ensure this proposal meets the needs of the Coast now and in the future.” The Greens have called on the NSW Government not to give into pressure from the Shooters and Fishers Party and a vocal minority to backflip on its plans for the Sydney Marine Park. Recent polling shows up to 90 percent of people in coastal communities support stronger marine protections and the benefits they bring for nature and their community, according to The Greens. NSW Greens Marine Spokesperson, Justin Field, said, “A Sydney Marine Park

can help ensure a healthy future for our marine life, communities and economy. “Vested interests in the tackle industry, fishing TV personalities and the Shooters and Fishers Party are spreading misinformation to build opposition to the proposal. “It’s a narrow-minded, selfinterested and opportunist move. “The consultation period should be an opportunity for tweaking the design, if needed. “Backflipping on the entire plan will set back the state’s entire marine protection framework. “The community will overwhelmingly support a plan that protects our marine environment for future generations. “They need the NSW Government to stand firm and deliver this lasting legacy of healthy oceans,” he said. Source: Media release, Sep 10 Central Coast Council Media release, Sep 11 Ben Sheath, office of Adam Crouch Media release, Sep 12 Jane Garcia, office of Justin Field


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Marine Parks proposed

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he NSW Government’s proposal for a marine park includes a network of 25 distinct sites, three of which fall within the greater Gosford area, off Forresters Beach, the exHMAS Adelaide dive site off Avoca, and Bouddi. Other sites on the Central Coast are Bird Island, Norah Head, Tuggerah Bay and Lion Island. Of those, the Forresters site is a combination of sanctuary zone and conservation zone. The ex-HMAS Adelaide and Bouddi sites are sanctuary zones under the proposal. According to the NSW Marine Estate website, the proposed Forresters site would be located between Bateau Bay and Wamberal Lagoon. It would include Crackneck Point, the rocky shores adjacent to Wyrrabalong Nature Reserve, Forresters Beach and Wamberal Beach. It extends seaward to the three-nautical-mile limit of state waters. The proposal is a large site, covering a total of 3,430 hectares. This consists of a 586 hectare sanctuary zone along the shoreline, from the southern end of Bateau Bay, south to the entrance to Wamberal Lagoon (and the lagoon itself), and seaward to the 20 metre depth contour. Further seaward of this, it is proposed to establish a 2,844 hectare conservation zone, extending from the 20 metre depth contour out to three

The contentious Forresters site in the proposed NSW Government Marine Park

nautical miles. The primary objectives for the proposed Forresters Marine Park site included to: enhance the conservation of marine biodiversity; enhance intrinsic benefits derived by the community from the marine estate; enhance bequest values for current and future generations; reduce conflicts between users of the marine estate; and provide baseline scientific reference sites. All extractive activities would be prohibited in the proposed sanctuary zone except for research and Aboriginal cultural use. In the proposed conservation zone, all fishing would be prohibited except for lobster and abalone fishing, and Aboriginal cultural use. The nine hectare ex-HMAS

Adelaide site is currently managed by way of a Crown Reserve, and fishing activities are prohibited under several fisheries management regulations. It is proposed to transfer management of this area from a Fishing Closure to a Sanctuary Zone, to reduce legislation volume and complexity in the bioregion, according to the NSW Marine Estate website. No changes to management rules or closure boundaries are proposed. The touted Bouddi marine park site is on the northern shore of Broken Bay, adjacent to Bouddi National Park, and is an expansion of the existing Bouddi National Park Marine Extension. The proposed expansion

would cover the shoreline from the southern headland of Little Beach, south-west along the shoreline to Gerrin Point, and seaward to include an area of 1,484 hectares. It would include deep rocky reefs as part of a continuous reef system, extending from the shoreline to depths of around 40 metres. The existing protected area, including the 252 hectare marine extension between Gerrin Point and Third Point, is managed as part of Bouddi National Park. All types of fishing are prohibited by a time-limited fishing closure under the Fisheries Management Act 1994. According to the NSW Government’s site-specific information about the Bouddi site for the marine park, the removal of, or harm to, marine life and habitats would be prohibited, including fishing by any method, and hand gathering and collecting marine organisms throughout the proposed Bouddi site. “These restrictions would provide comprehensive protection for fish assemblages, marine vegetation and threatened and protected marine species. “The proposal would help to maintain the area’s value as a scientific reference site. “Activities that are minimal– low risk, such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, recreational boating and Aboriginal cultural use would continue.” Source: Website, Sep 12 Site based information, NSW Marine Estate

Draft Affordable and Alternative Housing Strategy on public exhibition

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n innovative new strategy will address housing insecurity on the Central Coast, according to Central Coast Council. Council has placed the region’s first Draft Affordable and Alternative Housing Strategy on public exhibition, and is inviting Coast residents to have their say before the strategy is finalised. Council Director, Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said the Strategy had been developed after extensive consultation with key stakeholders in the housing sector. “We know there are no affordable housing options for people on very low incomes. “There is a limited supply of one and two-bedroom homes, as well as a long waiting list for supported housing,” Vaughan said. “In 2016, there were around 24,200 households in the Central Coast LGA experiencing ‘housing stress’, and it is expected that this number will grow to more than 30,000 by 2036. “We have developed a comprehensive strategy, with 28 interventions that are evidence based and likely to have a positive impact on local housing affordability and availability.

“The strategy provides some initiatives which can be implemented quickly, as well as long-term planning for the region.” Vaughan said the draft strategy’s strength was in the identification of key partners who influence housing affordability. “Affordable housing is a significant state and national issue. “There are many parties and factors influencing the availability and cost of housing. “While local government has a role to play in creating solutions, we cannot solve it on our own. “We have chosen to take the lead locally and are working with stakeholders at every level of government, business and community services. “This will ensure that there are diverse and affordable local housing options which meet the needs of all people who are, or are at risk of becoming, homeless.” The Draft Central Coast Affordable and Alternative Housing Strategy will be on public exhibition until Monday, October 8, and can be viewed at Council offices and libraries as well as online at yourvoiceourcoast.com. Source: Media release, Sep 10 Central Coast Council media

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Anonymous donor increases the possibility of community gardens in Avoca set up, to what extent it would be individual plots that people farm or whether there would be cash crops on some acres, has yet to be determined, but we have all the experts needed to work those things out. The owner of the property, Denis Buckley, himself a visionary when it comes to permaculture, hopes the community can get its act together before the auction. There is a Facebook group which is easy to join, Community land for Avoca Beach, on which people can make their pledges and offer their suggestions. Like Minds Café, which has become an exciting hub at Avoca, is lending its business and food growing expertise. “Some leadership is coming from myself but I’m hoping to step back and allow others to do the running very soon,” Rubbo said.

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he possibility of community gardens in Avoca has come one step closer, with a pledge from an anonymous donor of $500,000. This new resident to Avoca was thrilled by the idea that the five acres at the corner of Hillside Rd and Avoca Dve could become a community garden, and the site of a much-needed community hall. “The zoning on the land is very flexible, conducive to everything we might want to do,” said Avoca Beach Community Association (ABCA) spokesperson, Mike Rubbo. “This land is also directly across the road from another visionary project, Bob Pickett’s, offer to donate five acres of land for much-needed sporting fields,” Rubbo said. 314 Avoca Dr goes to auction on September 22, so the community has very little time to get their act together. “But pledges for $10,000 are

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Chief Executive Officer’s performance to be monitored

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panel of eight Councillors and an external facilitator has been established to set and monitor the performance of new Chief Executive Officer, Gary Murphy. Performance Review Panels are considered best practice and recommended by the Office of Local Government guidelines for all Councils in NSW. Mayor Jane Smith said the CEO is the only position in Council appointed directly by Council, and it was important that best practice was used in the performance management of the CEO. “We want to ensure we have the right process and relationship in place to ensure that Council and the CEO work effectively together in the best interests of our community,” Mayor Smith said. “All Councillors will be involved in developing the key performance indicators that we think the CEO should deliver, and will be part of the review process. “We have a clear contract with our community to deliver

Council to join court case over Mangrove Mountain landfill

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entral Coast Council has joined the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) as second respondent in the Land and Environment Court (LEC) in two pending appeal proceedings applied for by Verde Terra Pty Ltd, the operator of the Mangrove Mountain landfill site.

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their aspirations and priorities under the Community Strategic Plan, and the essential services they need through our Operational Plan, and that will be the main focus of our CEO and staff. “Together we can meet the needs of our community now and in the future and build a vibrant and sustainable

Central Coast.” The Performance Review Panel will consist of Mayor, Jane Smith, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Holstein, and Councillors Chris Burke, Louise Greenaway, Jillian Hogan, Lisa Matthews and Doug Vincent. Source: Media release, Aug 14 Central Coast Council media

Verde Terra has appealed against the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s refusal of an application to modify an environment protection licence issued by the EPA under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act. Those proceedings are next before the Court on Thursday, September 13. On September 5, Central Coast Council filed notices of motion in those proceedings seeking to be joined as the second respondent. Those motions are first before the Court on September 13. Council will not make

further comment about those proceedings or its pending motions until those motions have been considered and determined by the Court. Dr Stephen Goodwin of the Mountain Districts Association (MDA) said “We are delighted. “We knew from the EPA’s public statements that they did not think the proposed activities had planning approval, so it is not a surprise that Council are seeking to join the action as the second respondent,” Goodwin said. “MDA is considering seeking to join as a respondent also, but we will wait and see until the grounds for Council’s participation are known, and then we will know where we might go or not after that,” he said. “At long last the three major parties are in court, and they should have been before now. “It is almost exactly four years ago since the LEC issued its orders in the previous case, and since then, Verde Terra has not been allowed to bring in any more new waste, and the matter has been in dispute between the community and the two regulatory bodies.

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ouncil will receive a report outlining options for a discretionary reduction in parking fines on the Central Coast. The report will be developed following the adoption of State Government legislation to reduce the minimum penalty for parking in places longer than the permitted timeframes from $110 to $80, from July 1, 2018. A ‘grace period’ before a fine is handed out is also specified in the State Government decision.

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Springfield Pond Wetland over-run with weeds and infested with mosquitos

The Springfield Pond Wetland before the storms of 2015

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pringfield residents have taken their campaign to repair a wetland pond overrun by noxious weeds to Central Coast Council. Residents said the infestation completely covered the pond, which had previously been used as a water source for fire fighting, and was causing wallabies and ducks to become entangled and drown. They said they feared that if Council continued to neglect Springfield Pond Wetland, a child could be next to drown in the weeds. According to Glenys Ray, a Springfield resident who addressed the September 10 Council meeting, Council had been promising to fix the dangerous wetland since the storms of 2015, but little had been achieved. “We all feel we’ve been patient and we just want more to be done,” Ray said. Salvinia Molesta is the main noxious weed harming the

wetland, which residents fear will spread to neighbouring areas. “One of the really worrying risks with Salvinia is that it looks like solid land and so children and animals judge it to be safe to walk on,” she said. “We have witnessed ducklings and wallabies thrashing around in the muddy quagmire trying to free themselves.” In early 2017, Council released salvinia weevils into the pond, a biological control for the salvinia, which they estimated would take three years to work. Ray and 25 other Springfield residents have called upon Council to apply for an environmental grant in the hopes of a quicker solution. “More money could provide more options,” Ray said. Terry Mealor, Director of Aquatic Technologies, said stopping salvinia had to be a multi-pronged attack. He suggested a strategy of

The Springfield Pond Wetland after the storms of 2015

complete elimination involving aquatic herbicide, mechanical harvesting, spot treating as well as the salvinia weevil. “You don’t just put all your eggs in one basket. “Weevils are only helpful after the bulk of the weed is killed,” he added. At the September 10 meeting, after considerable debate and consideration of several amendments, Council resolved to remove sufficient weed to install booms, investigate mechanical means of weed removal and investigate the availability of Federal and State grants. The debate about the Springfield pond raised the issue that the former Wyong and Gosford Councils both had a noxious weed officer, but Central Coast Council had one officer for the whole area. Deputy Mayor, Chris Holstein, attempted to incorporate the need to review Council’s resources into the motion, but failed to do so. An earlier Council media

statement referring to the matter said there were “a number of complexities” in controlling the weed, including partial private ownership and the risk of water contamination from chemical weed killers. At the Council meeting, Glenys Ray said the weed infestation was an “environmental disaster”. She said Salvinia Molesta was a weed of national significance, that doubles in volume every two to three days. “The whole pond is covered with Salvinia, bank to bank, so the only way to keep doubling in size is to get thicker and thicker.” The residents proposed a three-pronged attack to kill the weed and restore the health of the pond, including mechanical or chemical thinning, installation of a boom to keep a portion of the water free, and then the weevil. Ray said a boom had been made available, but Council would need to retrieve it from

Tamworth. “Residents would like to know what funds were made available to Gosford Council at the time of the subdivision.” A copy of the Review of Environmental Factors has been promised to residents several times, “but no copy has been provided. “This pond was used for helicopter bucketing in the Rumbalara Reserve fires 20 years ago, but it is now only 50cm deep at the weir point and infested with Mosquitos,” she said. According to Glenys Ray, Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, had informed the residents that Council could apply for grants via the Office of Environment and Heritage. Councillors, Jeff Sunstrom and Rebecca Gale Collins, said that they had both visited the site. “The community is devastated by what was happening, Springfield mosquitos are now in plague proportion,” Ray said.

Council officer, Brett Shearar, said Council had one noxious weed officer for the whole Local Government Area and that the Department of Primary Industries would not “fund a number of weeds because they are so widespread”. “I think the bigger picture is that we do not have the resources to tackle this, and the government needs to come to the party,” said Clr Greg Best. “This state government has $3.9bn in its coffers and it is going to spend a lot in the next election because it has not got a lot of friends.” Source: Media statement, Aug 13 Central Coast Council media Interview, Aug 13 Glenys Ray, Springfield Resident Interview, Aug 20 Terry Mealor, Aquatic Technologies Agenda item 7.4, Sep 10 Central Coast Council ordinary meeting Alex Turner-Cohen, Journalist

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A “Fair Go” for all...

or just the Big End of Town? Open Letter: Van Davy [citizen] to Scott Morrison [Prime Minister] To: The Right Honourable Prime Minister Parliament House. Canberra. Dear Prime Minister Many of us support the idea of ‘a fair go’ meaning ... ‘a fair go for all’. You make a distinction between ‘a fair go for all’ ... and ‘a fair go, for those that have a go’. On Friday, 24 August, 2018, speaking directly to the Australian electorate, you said, “If you have a go, you’ll get a go.That’s what ‘fairness in Australia’ means.” [see P M elect, Scott Morrison’s first speech at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ogbPeTsJwKo ] At this point, the distinction you make is unclear, but important. The Central Coast of NSW contains 3 swing seats: Robertson [+1%], Dobell [-5%], Shortland [-7%]. Your answers will be important in the 2019 Federal elections. I have several questions concerning the meaning of your proviso, “if you have a go”. 1. PENSIONERS: do the pensioners of the Central Coast, representing around 30% of the electorates, get past your proviso? Do you regard them as people who “have a go”? If not, why not? If so, then do you regard living at 10% below the poverty line as “a fair go”? If 10% below the poverty line is not a fair go, will you meet during 2018 with pensioner representatives to listen to advocacy for a year-by-year Plan for the Progressive Increase of Pensions [PPIP] from 10% below to 30% above the poverty line over 3 terms of government [2019-2028]? 2. YOUTH: do the unemployed youth of the Central Coast, representing a little under 20% of our youth, get past your proviso? Do you regard them, in general, as people who “have a go”? If not, why not? If so, do you regard relatively bloated unemployment rates as “a fair go”? If high rates of youth unemployment is not a fair go, will you meet in 2018 with youth advocacy representatives from the Central Coast to discuss your government’s support for a Central Coast plan for Youth which includes: identification of future, sustainable industries’ jobs; appropriately expanded TAFE training; a Central Coast university; IT Innovation and start-up centres at Gosford and Wyong? 3. [a] WORKERS: do full-time workers, women and men, who work more-and-more for less-and-less purchasing power, get past your proviso? Do workers who, despite their full-time employment, earn less than a decent living wage, get past your proviso? Do workers who are paid less than already-suppressed Award rates, and/or work more than Award hours, get past your proviso? Do those, mostly women, who are bullied or discriminated out of earned promotion or upgrading, get past your proviso? If not, why not? If so, in a regulated labour system that favours employers and suppresses unions and wage bargaining ... and against a background of widespread tax avoidance by many of the wealthy and corporate, immoral but legal tax escapes to offshore ‘havens’, and huge salaries and stock packages to senior management ... what will your government do to increase wages, ensure Award rates and conditions are adhered to, and remove discriminatory practices? [b] WORKERS: do workers ... men and women ... whose family and personal circumstances require them to work part-time in odd and more-difficult times of the night and weekend, and who rely on relatively higher wages [penalty rates] for working these more difficult hours, get past your proviso? If not, why not? If so, will your government change its hostility toward penalty rates? [c] WORKERS: do workers who work in, or aspire to work in, the renewable energies industries, get past your proviso? If not, why not? If so, then do you regard policy which assaults renewable energy and collapses jobs, and stops growth acceleration in these jobs, as ‘a fair go’? What will you do to ensure that the renewable energy sector expands to replace Coal, Oil, and Gas? 4. MEDICARE: do non-wealthy Australians who get sick and require quick access to GPs and/or a well-resourced public hospital, get past your proviso? If not, why not? If so, can you please give us an assurance that your government will not attempt to privatise, out-source, financially squeeze or diminish Medicare? Is your government prepared to consider expanding Medicare to include better coverage of specialists and dental, with taxes gathered from those of the wealthy and corporate who currently pay little or no taxes and/or who immorally hide their business dealings in off-shore tax fences [havens]? Are you prepared to meet with representatives of the Central Coast medical/nursing/care professions to discuss the specific elements of a Central Coast Health provision plan, including access to sufficient GPs? These questions could be, and should be, applied to other areas of public policy but space precludes that on this occasion: ADF veterans; Australians with a disability; Aboriginal Australians; victims of intimidation and domestic violence; homeless; undiagnosed and/or unattended mentally ill; drought-affected rural communities; and small businesses starving for walk-in business as workers, pensioners, and youth become more-and-more impoverished. Prime Minister, your distinction between ‘a fair go for all’ and ‘a fair go, for those that have a go’ is meant to exclude a ‘fair go’ from those who have not ‘had a go’. It is therefore important that opinion leaders, the media, political parties, research bodies, polling companies, and the electorate ... are fully aware of just who it is that you believe are NOT “having a go” and will therefore be excluded by your carefully selected words. I will make this letter available to the Central Coast media and we shall await your reply. With best wishes, Dr Van Davy [JP] 40 Cornelian Road. Pearl Beach. NSW. 2256. Email: vandavy@hotmail.com (preferred) Mobile: 0414310968 (but out-of-service until 3 October as I am overseas until then) Authorised by Van Davy, 40 Cornelian Road. Pearl Beach. NSW. 2256.


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Saved reserve to have an official name

Working group to review concerns regarding community facilities leases and licenses, and changes to pricing structures,” Mayor Smith said, when moving a Mayoral Minute at the August 13 Council meeting. “I formally move that Council establish a working group comprising interested Councillors and relevant staff to undertake a review of the use and management of community facilities,” Mayor Smith said. She further moved that Council engage with the community in order to identify

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ayor Jane Smith has moved, and Council has agreed, to set up a working group to review concerns that have been raised by community groups about the way Council manages community facilities. “These concerns have included changes to the management structure of facilities, a move between

key issues and determine the scope of the review, and that Council request the CEO to engage an appropriate consultant to assist with the review. The Mayor called for Council to be provided with a progress report at the last meeting in November, outlining key actions and milestones in the review process. Source: Agenda item 2.2, Aug 13 Central Coast Council ordinary meeting

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reserve on the corner of Wells St and Coburg St, East Gosford, which was saved by the community in 2015-16 from being reclassified as operational land to be sold, will be officially named, East Gosford Community Reserve, with support from Central Coast Council. Central Coast Councillors resolved at their meeting on Monday, September 10, to request that Chief Executive Officer, Gary Murphy, submit an application to the Geographical Names Board for the naming of the reserve. East Gosford resident, Sue Chidgey, was described as the

powerhouse behind saving the reserve, which has since been adopted and cared for by a group she founded called Friends of East Gosford Reserve. During 2015 and 2016, Chidgey had rallied the community to save some 26 parks and reserves from reclassification by the former Gosford Council. She was unable to attend the meeting due to family matters, but Joy Cooper spoke on her behalf. Cooper said Councillors also needed to call for a plan of management for the reserve and include a lot facing Waratah St (Lot 1 DP 1027281) in the naming application. The motion to apply for the reserve to be officially named was moved by Clr Kyle

MacGregor. Speaking in favour of the motion, Clr Doug Vincent said it was important to acknowledge Sue Chidgey’s contribution and thanked her for taking on the task of battling to save community land. A staff report recommending the naming of the reserve said: “Members of the East Gosford community have been working with Council’s Landcare Group to clear, replant and generally improve the amenity of this reserve to bring it to a standard where visitors can now enjoy this space for recreational purposes The motion was carried unanimously. Source: Agenda item 4.3, Sep 10 Central Coast Council ordinary meeting

New and amended fees and charges formally adopted At that meeting it was resolved that these particular fees and charges needed public consultation. Mayor Jane Smith said hat in the interests of openness and transparency and being responsible to the community, Council needs to adopt these fees. “There were two new fees and one amended fee proposed, which we benchmarked against other Councils, and we needed to correct a minor error in one fee, so they were re-exhibited,”

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ouncil has adopted further and amended fees and charges relating to the Gosford Smart Work Hub, purchase of niches at Memorial walls at cemeteries, ground anchors in road reserves and bulk bin configurations. On June 25, Council adopted the 2018-19 Operational Plan, which also included fees and charges for the year.

Mayor Smith said. “Council is committed to serving our community by providing great customer experience, value for money and quality services, and charging the right fees is part of that.” No submissions were received during the 28 day exhibition period and the fees have now been formally adopted in the 2018-19 Operational Plan. Source: Media release, Aug 27 Central Coast Council media

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Draft Gosford City CBD DCP has many extra items not previously mentioned

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eventy concerned residents attended a Gosford CBD Community Alliance meeting on Wednesday, September 5, to raise public awareness about the NSW Government’s new planning controls for Gosford. Development on the Gosford waterfront, a western enterprise precinct and high density apartments, are some of the details hidden in the draft Gosford City Development Control Plan (DCP) 2018 that have not been mentioned previously by the NSW Department of Planning. The plan supports the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP Gosford City Centre) 2018, which has already been on public exhibition, that set out a new assessment and determination framework for development in Gosford. Guest speaker at the community meeting, independent planning consultant, Gary Chestnut, said the most concerning aspect of the SEPP and draft DCP was that it was about “taking away controls from your Council by the Department of Planning and unknown bureaucrats”. It will give the power to the Minister for Planning, or, if the Council or more than 25 submitters object, an Independent Planning Commission, to determine developments, deemed State Significant, with a capital investment value of greater than $75m. The role of the existing Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP), which includes two Councillors, would be severely depleted, if not deleted, under

Gary Chestnut

the new controls. The Minister will determine developments with capital investment values over $10m, up to $75m. The yet-to-be-formed independent planning commission may determine applications valued over $40m up to $75m, if Council objects. “Council has to lodge an objection like a member of the public to have its views considered on a medium-sized development,” Mr Chestnut said. Council will determine DAs with capital values less than $10m, unless it is referred to the JRPP. The draft DCP adopts parts of the Gosford DCP 2013 (GDCP2013) relating to specific controls and development types (Part 3), environmental controls (Part 6), general controls (Part 7) and the Gosford Waterfront (Part 4.4). However, according to Chestnut, whole sections of the GDCP2013 have been deleted without full understanding of the consequences. “I went to the Department of Planning community information session and asked these questions and they said don’t worry about the detail.

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“For example, a provision about the St Hubert’s Island canals that sees a levy paid to Central Coast Council to do their maintenance will no longer be paid, because it has been deleted,” he said. “If you get bureaucrats making decisions who don’t understand local issues, you end up getting not what you expected.” Reports and statements made by NSW Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, and Central Coast Coordinator General, Lee Shearer, leading up to the public exhibition of the SEPP, and now the draft DCP, focused on three placebased reports, City North, Civic Heart and City South. However, the DCP has included information about an enterprise corridor in West Gosford, residential areas extending west, north and east, a new precinct for John Whiteway Dve, a mixed use corridor, and development on Gosford waterfront, that have not previously been the subject of public exhibition or discussion. According to the DCP, “higher density residential development in the city fringe” will “support the viability of the city centre and encourage

24-hour use of the city’s amenities. “The mixed use zone extends to the south along the edge of the waterfront to facilitate tourism and denser residential development,” the draft DCP said. “New development will consist of medium to high density residential apartments to encourage increased housing within walking distance of the city centre.” Mr Chestnut said he was concerned that new open spaces located as part of two large developments (the NSW Government-owned Mitre 10 building in Mann St and the Central Coast Leagues Club) would be created as a tradeoff for unlimited height and floor space on the developable part of the land. He said the DCP, if implemented, would result in at least parts of Kibble Park losing their amenity for the whole of the day. “When you have got a high rise building, it will cast a shadow, and that shadow will move during the day. “No height limits mean that shadow will potentially be cast across the whole park, and that cannot happen now. “If you have multiple high

rise buildings, you will have multiple shadows throughout the entire day. “The DCP talks about the need to protect and enhance Kibble Park, Leagues Club Field and Mann St. “It says all the right things, and then they have a guideline that doesn’t work,” he said. View corridors have also been compromised in the draft DCP, according to Chestnut. Areas that currently allow no encroachment of view corridors in the civic heart precinct have been deleted in the draft DCP, new view corridors are narrower and the locations have changed. “They have no area where there is no encroachment of the view, they have completely ignored that factor entirely, the new arc is much narrower with smaller triangles, and the location of where the triangle starts has been shifted. “Triangles cross over and leave some space in the city centre which the DCP says you don’t have to consider views at all, and those areas happen to be located on the key development sites,” he said. Existing residents of John Whiteway Dve who attended the meeting raised concerns about the section of the DCP

drafted especially to cover land known as the Old Gosford Quarry site, between Henry Parry Dve and Cappers Gully. “In the John Whiteway Dve Precinct, the opportunity for high-rise residential development has largely arisen as a result of the existence of building platforms created from earlier sandstone quarrying,” the draft DCP said. “This precinct constitutes a unique site in which standardised controls are inappropriate, considering the diversity of site constraints that affect various allotments. “Where development proposals seek to vary numerical standards, the design principles and case for varying the control involved must be clearly documented in the development application.” Residents have drawn attention to “no build” areas near a cliff face that is already prone to rock falls, and raised concern about the “open ended” nature of the requirements in the draft DCP. “Rather than being a traditional development control plan, this is a publicity document,” Chestnut said. He said he believed the NSW Department of Planning had questions to answer about why six key sites (and five proprietors) in the CBD had been given unlimited height and unlimited floor space ratio for future development. “It appears there has been preferential treatment offered to a select number of developers,” he said. Source: Meeting notes, Sep 5 Interview, Aug 29 and Sep 11 Gary Chestnut, Gosford CBD Community Alliance Jackie Pearson, journalist

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Lack of community involvement in draft Gosford DCP is of great concern - Tesch

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he Gosford Draft Development Control Plan 2018 has been exhibited with concerns raised that proper consultation has not occurred. Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, has said the original two week timeline for community submissions did not give locals enough time to engage with the major changes planned by the State Government. “It is vital that the community’s voice is heard when tackling these major projects and the lack of community involvement in this draft plan is of great concern,” Tesch said. “Local knowledge is priceless and needs to be considered carefully. “The community has been blindsided by these plans, with a lack of information displayed on traditional planning notification websites, instead found on the smaller GoGosford website. “The State Government is firing through changes, and

the community just can’t keep up,” Tesch said. “There had been no warning in the lead up to this draft plan for the community and the Government only gave 14 days, extended to 21, for locals to wade through 500 pages of documentation.” Tesch called on the Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts, to extend the exhibition period beyond the September 13 closing date. Roberts announced an extension until September 21. “The Minister didn’t even give us the courtesy of a 28 day notification period,” Tesch said. “This plan will guide the future of Gosford and we need to make sure that we get it right, and that starts with making sure that everyone has a fully informed say. “These are massive documents that have had minimal time for the community to comment.” Source: Media release, Sep 11 Kajal Buhagiar, office of Liesl Tesch

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Residents urged to make submissions on draft Gosford CBD DCP

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esidents of Gosford can change the NSW Government’s mind about its proposed new planning controls for the city, according to Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith. Mayor Smith attended the Gosford CBD Community Alliance meeting aimed to raise awareness of the draft Development Control Plan for Gosford CBD that was currently on exhibition. “The State Government has recently backed down on intensification of development in parts of Sydney,” Smith told the gathering during a question and answer session. “Can we change what’s proposed for Gosford?” she asked. “We can if we want to, and we can if we try,” she said. “I think that with the current mood, as demonstrated by the Wagga by-election, this State Government needs to listen more to its community through the Council.” The Department of Planning’s last-minute decision to extend the deadline for submissions from September 13 to 20 was a minor victory for Council, but Mayor Smith said she was disappointed it had not held more community workshops. “What we have seen in Sydney is the Premier backing away from what is perceived as over development. “We need to see the Government give the community a voice here. “The outcome we want, Council and the community, is good planning with proper infrastructure, car parking and traffic management, and a well-designed city. “I have been surprised about the overall approach from the Department of Planning on the Gosford city centre.

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“Removing height and floor space ratio limits does not allow for Council to plan for traffic and parking management, because we don’t know what the need will be. “My concern is the lack of certainty. “We know developers and the community want certainty for development to go ahead. “We saw development proceeding and now the State Government has entered in and caused uncertainty that will return the city to the culture of land banking rather than seeing developments go ahead,” she said. She urged the community

to take advantage of the extended deadline to “have a look at the proposal and make a submission. “Send your submission to the Minister for Planning, the Premier and Adam Crouch (Member for Terrigal). “It is a numbers game, so get 10 of your closest friends to write submissions too,” she said. The community meeting was also attended by Central Coast Councillors, Kyle MacGregor, Richard Mehrtens and Louise Greenaway, and by the Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch. MacGregor, who was one of two keynote speakers, said he

believed the SEPP and draft DCP represented “removing the local voice” from the planning process. He said the NSW Government’s proposal to change developer contributions within the Gosford CBD so that Council received one per cent and the NSW Government kept two per cent, was a key concern. “For the past 10 to 20 years, successive Councils and governments have been reducing developer contributions in Gosford, and now we have a chronic lack of infrastructure. “What will the State Government do with its two per cent? “Is it going to go to Gosford or to Wollongong or Temora, or who knows?” MacGregor said the idea of a panel to consider design excellence was “not such a bad idea, but what are we giving up, height and floor space ratio controls, and we are looking at buildings with no car parking requirements,” he said. MacGregor urged residents to write submissions, letters to the editor, hold social media campaigns and public demonstrations, in an effort to secure changes to the NSW Government’s proposals for Gosford. Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, also encouraged community members to get active. “We need car parking, we need developer contributions and we need the NSW Government to take responsibility for funding infrastructure,” she said. Source: Meeting notes, Sep 5 Gosford CBD Community Alliance Jackie Pearson, journalist


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Gosford Waterfront Alliance has issues with draft Gosford CBD DCP

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evin Armstrong, President of Gosford Waterfront Alliance (GWA), said the Alliance agreed that community consultation on the Gosford CBD revitalisation had been weak and local knowledge substantially ignored. At the Department of Planning meeting at the Leagues Club last Wednesday afternoon (September 5), they said there had been extensive consultation, and I said I begged to differ. “That was the first and only open public meeting, but these proposals have been around for 18 months and every other meeting held has been for invited guests only.� Armstrong said he wrote to Central Coast Coordinator General Lee Shearer around 12 months ago, requesting a meeting with a small number of the GWA executive. “She emailed back and said

let’s make it a larger number of 15, she arranged the meeting at the West Gosford RSL, and then she cancelled on the day before,� Armstrong said. “I have had no further correspondence since,� he said. Armstrong said Gosford Waterfront Alliance, which challenged the development of the Australian Taxation Office building on the former Gosford Public School site in the Land and Environment Court, was “against the taking away or usurping of Council’s planning powers. “Council was amalgamated to give it scale and capacity and now it will have no capacity to make decisions over the most significant part of Gosford, the CBD. “It is a blatant insult to Council to say it can decide only on DAs up to $10m. “It should keep its decision making power unless it has been shown not to exercise those powers properly.� Armstrong said recent statements made by Mayor

Jane Smith showed a healthy volume of development approvals in the new Local Government Area and a reduction in approval times. “On all the information available to me, Council is performing and doing so properly. “It is certainly not an antidevelopment Council, as has been alleged. “It has knocked back a few DAs, but they have been inappropriate.� He said the issues of traffic, parking and access to the CBD had been grappled with by the community for the past 30 years. “Another few thousand units on top of the 3,000 already approved, that is probably going to involve another 1,500 to 2,000 cars, and the plans do not include any road improvements that I can find. “There is not one proposal that I have seen to change or improve the capacity of any road. “They are putting a huge

cluster of traffic-intensive development around the hospital, and although they recognise that Etna St needs to be widened, there is no firm proposal.� GWA is opposed to overshadowing of Leagues Club Field and Kibble Park, he said. “The Government Architect was spot on in keeping those as open spaces, but open spaces mean sunshine and fresh air, not wind tunnel effects and overshadowing. “When you allow tall towers, what you tend to get is a wind tunnelling effect, and when it comes down to ground level, it is like a mini cyclone. “That is one of the reasons why the existing DCP had setbacks from short buildings closest to Kibble Park, stepping back to tall slender towers. “I don’t have any particular hassles with 14-15 storey developments, that to me is about the scale of Gosford that has a very small CBD footprint, but once you build towers to 30 storeys, that is Barangaroo

scale, and Barangaroo has a huge city behind it and a harbour that makes Brisbane Water look like a duck pond. “Wherever you look at Gosford, it is constrained by the hills, the water and the rail line.� The idea of satellite parking has potential, according to Armstrong. “It could work, but you would have to put in place a way of getting from the satellite parking to where people want to go. “Part of the draft DCP states that above ground parking floors must be 3m high for adaptable use and that is a useful part of what has come out of it. “They are saying, let’s reduce the parking requirement, but they have not proposed any effective alternative. “That is the key, getting an effective alternative, evaluating it and funding it before going ahead with all this additional development. “The whole idea of a

planning system is that you have orderly sustainable development, that you have liveable communities, be they CBD communities or rural communities. “To have a system that allows things that are permissible but not liveable and sustainable, is poor planning. “It is like having a road rule that says you can travel 140km per hour down a bumpy road. “That is why we have variable speeds, because roads have varying capacities.� He said GWA also held concerns that the selection of six key development sites could lead to land banking. “Picking special sites gives developers capacity to get approval for DAs twice the size of what they had before, which leads to a massive increase in the value of their land, but nothing goes ahead,� he said. Source: Interview, Sep 12 Kevin Armstrong, Gosford Waterfront Alliance Jackie Pearson, journalist

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Exhibition period for draft Gosford CBD DCP extended

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ne day before the 28-day exhibition of the draft Gosford DCP was due to close, Coordinator General for the Central Coast, Lee Shearer, announced a seven-day extension. Shearer said the Department had received a request from Central Coast Council for the exhibition period to be extended. She said the Department had complied with the 28day statutory requirement for exhibition, which ran from August 16 to September 13, but she was aware community members were keen for extra time to make their submissions. “In order to give the community greater opportunity to have their say, I am happy to announce that the Department has extended the public exhibition period by one week. “People will now have more time to view the detailed planning controls that will shape their regional capital and tell us what they think,� Shearer said. “The draft DCP has been available on our GoGosford website since August 16.� The Proposed Delivery Mechanisms consultation paper, containing the proposed State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), has been online since May 28.

“On Friday, August 17, we sent an email to stakeholders that had made submissions to previous exhibitions, including those who made submissions to the Government Architect’s Gosford Urban Design Implementation Framework (UDIF) and Proposed Delivery Mechanisms consultation paper. “A public information session was held at Central Coast Leagues Club on September 5. “We have also conducted a series of one-on-one sessions with Council staff, community groups and industry bodies.� Hard copies of the draft DCP can be viewed at: the Department of Planning public information centre, on the corner of Mann and Donnison Sts; the Department’s Central Coast Office, Level 3, 107 Mann St; Central Coast Council at 49 Mann St; and, Gosford Library, at 118 Donnison St. Shearer said there had been some confusion about the purpose of the DCP. “A DCP does not include detail of specific development proposals,� she said. “It contains detailed planning and design controls to guide new development and needs to be considered by applicants preparing a DA. “A DCP is a non-statutory policy document containing high level objectives and detailed controls to guide future development proposals.

“It may be supported by maps, plans, diagrams, illustrations and other materials. “While DCPs do not have the same level of statutory weight as a Local Environmental Plan (LEP) or SEPP in this instance, they are an important consideration in the development assessment and approval process. “The NSW Government is committed to the revitalisation of Gosford City Centre as the regional capital of a healthy, prosperous and connected Central Coast, which is a key Ministerial priority of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036. “The role of the draft DCP is to provide more detailed development controls that support the draft SEPP, and provide controls that promote design excellence, resulting in quality urban design, architectural and environmental outcomes for Gosford City Centre. “The draft DCP is part of a suite of measures to achieve this. “The draft DCP ensures future development is consistent with the NSW Government Architect’s placebased recommendations for the Gosford City Centre UDIF. “The Department has been working closely with the Government Architect to ensure the draft DCP and final UDIF respond to community submissions and issues raised to date.

“Likewise, the community’s feedback on the draft DCP will be taken on board in the creation of a finalised DCP that will be released as a planning controls package, along with the finalised SEPP and Special Infrastructure Contributions (SIC), before the end of October. �It is also important to note that the majority of what’s in the draft DCP are existing planning controls that remain largely unchanged, contained in three appendices. “The draft DCP is a translation of the Government Architect’s recommendations for a design-led revitalisation of Gosford City Centre.� Shearer said a key issue being raised in the consultation on the new planning controls for Gosford so far, has been sunlight access in key public domain areas including Leagues Club Field and Kibble Park. “The suggestion was made that the provisions outlined in the draft DCP are less than the current planning framework. “That is completely wrong. “The controls have been carefully crafted to protect and celebrate these spaces, stipulating that any new development must be designed to activate, minimise overshadowing and protect views to surrounding bushland and Brisbane Water. “Particular care was taken to ensure development protects sunlight access to these key public places by lifting the

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level of protection from the purely subjective control that applies now, to what we call a measureable performance standard. “To mitigate against overshadowing, the current control, as outlined in the Gosford LEP 2014, assesses ‘whether the proposed development detrimentally impacts on view corridors’, and ‘whether the proposed development detrimentally overshadows’ the likes of Kibble Park and Leagues Club Field. “Detrimentally is a highly subjective term that you could drive a truck through where there are no measurable standards. “In crafting the DCP controls, care was taken to ensure development protects sunlight access to key public places by lifting the level of protection from the purely subjective control that applies now, to a measurable performance standard, or numerical control. “The draft DCP will replace these subjective terms that are open to individual interpretation with hard, measureable performance standards. “Solar access testing was undertaken to inform the chosen numerical controls for Kibble Park and Leagues Club Field. “The sunlight provisions for Kibble Park are based on City of Sydney benchmarks and are clear performance measures to be achieved. “Current controls treat all developments in isolation and take no account of combined overshadowing, or what is

known as cumulative impacts of development. “So theoretically, under the existing controls, you could have a number of developments that individually are deemed not to have a detrimental effect on overshadowing of Leagues Club Field, but when you put them altogether, could leave the field in total shadow. “The draft DCP tidies up all these anomalies and draws a line in the sand to combat cumulative impacts.� Shearer also clarified the approach to car parking. “The draft DCP contains detailed objectives and controls regarding pedestrian access, vehicle access, onsite parking and other matters. “Each individual development will need to demonstrate how it meets these parking and traffic requirements. “Earlier this year, the Department of Planning and Environment formed a Traffic and Parking Subcommittee with Central Coast Council, Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW and NSW Health, to develop strategies to improve parking and transport-related issues in Gosford City Centre. “The sub-committee is developing short, medium and long-term solutions to parking and transport related issues. “We understand that Central Coast Council is also looking closely at how the management of city centre car parking in Gosford will evolve. Source: Media statement, Sep 11 Matthew Porter, office of Lee Shearer

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Council seeks amendments to the Urban Design Implementation Framework

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submission to Ms Lee Shearer, Coordinator General for the Central Coast, has been endorsed by Central Coast Council in response to the Urban Design Implementation Framework, but with some critical amendments. “The introduction of design excellence into the assessment process is supported, as is the use of Design Review Panels and Design competitions, to ensure that future development in the Gosford City Centre reflects a world class sustainable regional city,� the resolution adopted by Council on July 23 read. “However, Council is concerned about the current process and proposed composition of the panels. “Council should have at least two representatives on the panel,� the resolution said. “The requirement for design excellence should not be a trade-off for restrictions on

A view of Gosford from the UDIF

heights and floor space ratio on any scale of developments. “The current height and FSR limit should be retained for all developments within the Gosford City Centre, noting that current planning controls allow up to 72 metre building height (approximately 20 storeys).� Parking was another area

where Council sought changes to the Coordinator General’s proposals for the future of Gosford. “Proposed changes should not reduce the parking provision that is currently required in Gosford City Centre planning instruments.� Councillors have asked that “any proposed changes

to planning controls in the Gosford City Centre not be implemented until a traffic and parking strategy has been developed and adopted by Council to cater with any proposed changes�. Councillors have also asked that solar access controls within proposed planning instruments should ensure that overshadowing of public

spaces should not deviate from current planning controls. Central Coast Council has also asked to retain control over contributions paid by developers, to be spent on infrastructure, insisting that “there be no further reduction in the development contribution within the City Centre and that the entire levy is allocated to the local

 

        

                              

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contribution plan developed by Council.� Council also resolved to continue to work collaboratively with the Department of Planning and Environment and the NSW Government Architects office on the implementation of the Urban Design Implementation Framework, and the preparation of any new planning controls for Gosford City Centre. The Council also requested a justification for proposed zone changes and that a proposed new development control plan be exhibited and adopted prior to the commencement of the proposed SEPP for Gosford CBD. The submission repeated Council’s calls to remain the consent authority for all development applications for Gosford City Centre (noting the current role of the JRPP). Source: Agenda item 2.1, Jul 23 Central Coast Council ordinary meeting


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Return our local government planning powers

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e did not ask for a Coordinator General for the Central Coast.

I thought that only yesterday, in the wreckage of the Wagga by-election, our Premier said she was listening to the people, not overriding local planning via Ministerial special appointments bent on “kicking heads” to further state capture by the Property Council and its multinational affiliates. We demand a halt to Minister for Planning powering over local communities, on the Central Coast in particular. The DCP has been prepared by an unelected bureaucracy. Areas of major concern are: No traffic or parking study, such a study should be undertaken and implemented prior to any changes in zoning or planning criteria; there is a proposal to have unlimited heights in Gosford; amending the provision and location

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See Page 2 for contribution conditions of car parking requirements for selected developments, some developments will have less/no parking provided; unlimited density and heights of buildings in key locations; creation of wind tunnels; and, overshadowing of public areas especially Kibble Park and Leagues Club Park, resulting in excessive shadowing. The DCP has no limit on the number of storeys in some locations. Buildings could be 30 or more storeys in height, ignoring an unpublished

economic feasibility study from 2017/18, that predicted buildings in excess of 10 storeys as actually not feasible in Gosford. Bureaucrats removed many of the controls recommended by the consultants with no justification. The proposed changes in this DCP are of such magnitude, that as a total package, it is undemocratic, and if implemented, will further diminish our, and our children’s, quality of life. Governments’ prime objective should be to raise our quality of life not diminish it. In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, Council is charged with the responsibility to actively engage with local communities to provide strong and effective representation, leadership, planning, and decisionmaking. The revitalisation of the city centre is therefore

Council’s responsibility. There is already activation in Gosford. The NSW government is proposing a new SEPP and DCP for Gosford CBD. This will take away planning powers from the locally elected council for all but small developments. This is hypocritical, having merged two councils to gain scale and capacity for Central Coast Council, and will allow significant development approvals before traffic and parking studies are completed. It will also allow multiple storey buildings of unlimited height and the Floor Space ratio in the Draft Gosford DCP is subject only to “design excellence”, and it will allow significant overshadowing in public areas such as Kibble Park or Leagues Club field. We want more time and a better consulted community. Email, Sep 10 Kay Williams, Pearl Beach

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ongratulations on the fantastic new boat ramps and pontoons at Koolewong, but please tell me the rest of the pot holed and derelict car park is going to be resurfaced. It looks ridiculous at the moment and a job only half completed. It surely was part of the original upgrade plan Email, Sep 4 Kelvin Moran, Koolewong

The world’s gone mad

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fter reading some of the newspapers lately, I’ve come to the conclusion that our country is now out of control with stupid political correctness. Is there anything now called a woman, man or child, or are we just its? One of the most stupid things to read is that when a child is born they don’t even have to place the child’s gender on the birth certificate. What in the name of decency is going on? How idiotic have we become? Let’s tell those stupid people to come back to the proper ways of doing things in our country and have a reasonable society. Even the armed forces are out

FORUM of control with the honorifics such as Sir or Ma’am gone. How can we justify such stupidity? Children are not taught to set tables, girls are not taught how to sew, and the boys are not taught how to do anything at school, like being respectful to their parents and grandparents. They are not taught how to cross a street properly by looking to right, then left, then right again before crossing the road, and as for the language in the street, it’s at the gutter level. It is no wonder our nation is collapsing around our ears. Email, Aug 7 Robert Findley, Point Clare

Wrong place to grow waterhungry crops

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all me heartless, but I am afraid that I have very little sympathy for ‘Big Irrigation’, who also steal water by bypassing their meters, who insist on growing water-hungry crops such as rice and cotton on the second driest continent on the planet.

FORUM Antarctic snow is not counted as rain. That said, my heart goes out to the real farmers who are indeed doing it tough, so please help those who are struggling to feed you, because your food does not grow on a supermarket shelf. Email, Sep 10 Dave Horsfall, North Gosford

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Strong objection to take over of control of planning and development

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wish to submit my strong objection to the proposal that the Department of Planning and Environment, on behalf of the NSW State Government, take over the control of planning and development for the Gosford City Centre, which includes both the Commercial Core and the adjacent waterfront and residential areas, including the John Whiteway Dve Precinct.

FORUM It appears that the views gained through community consultation for the Council’s current plans (LEP and DCP), particularly the building height limits and the requirements of building footprints, parking and traffic issues, are potentially going to be ignored. Most residents of this beautiful part of NSW would agree that Gosford CBD needs to become more vibrant and inviting, but the impact of new buildings of unrestricted height and footprint with the proposed

reduction in the per cent of the Contribution Plan levy to go to local Council to improve community amenities, parks etc, is contrary to building a pleasant, liveable CBD which will attract businesses and residents. Please leave the planning decisions and authority with Central Coast Council. Please ensure that statewide infrastructure e.g. public transport, particularly rail services, are urgently improved for this region.

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The plan proposes a bureaucratic take-over of planning for Gosford. It lacks proper, 21st century planning objectives

FORUM and controls to meet our community needs and expectations. Planning on key sites is left to developers to control: this is not planning. Our community, through our

Coast Community News focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2250, 2251 & 2260. Given the advent of a Central Coast Council, following is a

summary of news articles published in the most recent edition of each of our sister Central Coast publications. The full articles and more, as well as all previously published editions, can be seen on line on our website

www.CentralCoastNews.net Copies of these other publications may be obtained from our offices in Gosford, by subscription, or from a myriad of locations in the areas covered by each publication.

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Email, Sep 12 Margaret Farmer, Gosford

Many objections to DCP object to the draft Gosford City Centre DCP 2018 on several grounds.

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newly merged and elected councillors, must remain in control of all planning and decision-making on behalf of our community. This state-bureaucratdeveloper take-over must not be allowed to happen. Email, Sep 12 Enn Karm, Gosford

    

Pacific Highway upgrade through Wyong unnecessarily delayed The long-promised upgrade of the Pacific Hwy, through Wyong, may not even commence before 2020, according to Shadow Minister for the Central Coast, David Harris.

Coast’s water security to be debated at Council meeting Councillor Greg Best will reintroduce a motion about water security at the Monday, September 10, Council meeting, because he said it was “ignored� at the last meeting. Artificial reefs to be sought to assist recreational fishing Councillor Bruce McLachlan has decided to stand up for local anglers, calling for Central Coast Council to use its Regional Super Council Status, to demand the NSW Government construct

New bowling club proposed for Lake Munmorah

Bus drivers’ strike action looms

An $8.5m proposal to demolish and rebuild the Lake Munmorah Bowling Club has been lodged with Central Coast Council.

Members of the public experienced free travel on some Wyong bus journeys on Monday, September 3.

Biodiversity offsets for Kangy Angy cleared habitat are a closely guarded secret Existing Central Coast Council reserves may be used as offset sites for the Endangered Ecological Communities (EEC) habitat cleared to make way for the Transport for NSW Rail Maintenance Facility at

Feedback sought on The Entrance Town Centre Heritage Signage Strategy Central Coast Council is looking to consult with members of the community regarding The Entrance Town Centre Heritage Signage Strategy.

All four tender applications to rebuild the clubhouse will be rejected All four tender applications to rebuild the clubhouse at Don Small Oval, Tacoma, will be rejected, if Central Coast Councillors adopt a staff recommendation when they meet on Monday, September 10.

Emma McBride to help decide the future of Australian music Emma McBride, the Federal Member for Dobell, is a member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts, which will inquire into and report

Wyong Regional Chronicle focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262, & 2263. The full articles and more can be seen on our website www.centralcoastnews.net

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MP denied access to Crown Land list

Residents wanted for banking research

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch says that, after months of asking, she has been unsuccessful in getting a list of local Crown Land from the NSW Government.

Peninsula residents are being sought for market research into the banking habits of Peninsula and Central Coast locals.

Wicks urges Council to apply for Umina Oval lighting

Funds ‘sit in coffers’ while beaches erode, says Tesch

Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks has come out in support of lighting in the recreation precinct of Umina Oval.

Youth Council positions open

Meeting about Ettalong Channel A meeting to discuss the status of the Brisbane Water navigation channel will be held at Ettalong Diggers Memorial Club at 7pm on Tuesday, September 18.

Bushfire on Lion Island

The NSW Government has Fire brigades from across the refused to unlock funds to fi ght region’s south responded to a bush coastal erosion despite Umina and fi re on Lion Island on August 25. Ocean Beaches continuing to wash away, according to the Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch. Clean-up group nominated for Landcare award

Minister and Department defend Crown Land sale

Local youth have been encouraged Local organisation Clean4Shore NSW Minister for Lands and to apply for a position on the 2019 has received a nomination in Forestry Mr Paul Toole and NSW Youth Advisory Council. the National Landcare Awards, Department of Industry Crown for removing 56.9 tonne of litter Lands executive director Mr Chris from Brisbane Water and the Reynolds have defended the sale Hawkesbury River. of Crown Land to the owner of the The full articles and more can be seen on line on our website www.CentralCoastNews.net They can also be seen on www.PeninsulaNews.info


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Two lifesavers receive National Rescue of the Month award

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he new set of traffic lights along the Pacific Hwy, between Ourimbah and Lisarow, were officially switched on for the first time on Tuesday,

Glen Rd and Ourimbah St, will continue to allow safe work in the median while the project is completed.

September 11. Motorists should note, current traffic restrictions, with two lanes closed between

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20 year vision to guide share of Snowy Hydro legacy fund P

arliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, have welcomed a 20-year framework for regional investment to guide the allocation of resources from the new $4.2b Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.

MacDonald said the regional vision, launched by Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, will promote sustainable, longterm economic growth that will focus on job creation and economic development on the Central Coast. According to MacDonald, the Central Coast local government area will be combined with Lake Macquarie to form a metro satellite Functional Economic Region (FER). “This is a plan that identifies our industry sectors set for growth, and identifies the role of government in facilitating that growth,” MacDonald said. “For the Central Coast, that means focusing on industries including agribusiness, forestry, tourism and hospitality, and technologyenabled primary industries,” he said. “What’s so important about this vision is that the NSW Government has the financial backing to deliver it, with every cent of the $4.2b Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund being spent in regional NSW.” The other categories in the Vision document are Coastal, Growth Centre, Inland and Remote. Other metro satellites are around the ACT, Wingecarribee, Kiama, Lithgow and the Hunter.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, with Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, at the launch of the 20-year vision

They are defined as relatively high-density communities on the outskirts of major centres of economic activity such as Sydney. They include towns such as Gosford, according to the Vision document. “Their higher populations reflect strong economic growth which is based on traded clusters, concentrations of industries such as mining, tourism, food manufacture and residential care, and bolstered by their proximity to growing major cities. Central Coast and Lake Macquarie are the only “metro satellite FER” that consists of more than one LGA.

It is starred as one of the areas in NSW that will “add the most people” over the next 20 years. “In the next two decades, Metro Satellites will transform from satellite areas of bigger cities, to become major hubs in their own right, attracting large numbers of families seeking new lifestyle and employment opportunities,” the Vision document said. “Transport links are essential to existing and future Metro Satellites and nearby Growth Centres, to enable the flow of commuters, goods and services,” it said. “Most of these increases will be in the Central Coast

and Lake Macquarie, where populations will reach nearly 725,000.” According to the Vision, there will more jobs in the construction, retail, accommodation and food service industries. “As these areas become major hubs, their selfsufficiency will increase and employment sources will shift towards local industries that provide goods and services beyond the immediate region. “Metro Satellites’ key employing industry will be healthcare and social assistance. “This will be particularly apparent in areas such as

… the Central Coast, where growing populations of retirees will generate demand for health and lifestyle services. “Employment sectors in Metro Satellites are diverse, spanning health (particularly in the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie). “While mining is a particularly large job cluster, future employment is hard to predict due to increasing automation and variable commodity prices. “Mining in these areas will face significant competition from other states, and will need to improve productivity to remain competitive,” the Vision document said. “This 20-year plan will ensure that our region benefits from the $4.2b Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund,” Crouch said. “Over the coming months, I will be working to ensure our local area continues to get its fair share of funding through this new Regional Vision,” he said. The vision outlined 10 key ‘engine industries’ that will drive growth in regional NSW, and set out a framework for how the government should direct its investment. The vision brings together the NSW Government’s longterm planning strategies, including the Future Transport Strategy 2056, the NSW State Infrastructure Strategy and the regional plans. The 20 year Vision document talks about “turbo-charging visionary projects so they don’t just sit on paper, but actually become reality”. Shadow Minister for the Central Coast, David Harris, said the Vision was a “nothing” statement from the NSW Government. “This is a nothing

announcement from the Liberals that still does not give us any details about how the money will be spent,” Harris said. “The NSW Auditor General found that 14 per cent of Restart NSW funds were spent on the regions in 2015-16, instead of the promised 30 per cent,” he said. This is a cruel hoax from a government already caught out short changing regional NSW with less than half of the promised infrastructure spending. “Labor has already announced that we will spend this money where it belongs, on vital projects across regional NSW.” Labor had initially raised questions about whether or not the Central Coast would even be considered a region for the purposes of sharing in the Snowy Hydro spoils. Then NSW Opposition leader, Luke Foley, announced it would be spent on growing jobs and population in the regions. The Government has responded with its vision and a list of things it will investigate within the next 5, 10 and 20 years, but it is not a detailed plan of how the Snowy Hydro money will be spent. For instance, over the next 20 years, according to the document, NSW will be planning for and activating smart cities technologies in metro satellites. Source: Media release, Jul 30 Kit Hale, office of Scot MacDonald Media statement, Jul 31 Zachary Harrison, office of David Harris Document, Jul 30 NSW Government, A 20-year Economic Vision for Regional NSW Jackie Pearson, journalist

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Avoca Beach residents unhappy about another water main break T

hree properties on The Round Dve, at Avoca, were flooded, when a large water main burst, just after 6:00am, on Wednesday, August 8. This is the second major water mains break that has resulted in damage to homes in Round Dve this year. Central Coast Council announced it was alerted to the burst water main at approximately 6.20am that morning. “As this was a large main, a sudden release of water impacted three properties on The Round Dve,” a Council media alert said. “There has been some water damage across the three properties, including to the ground floor of property one, the garage of property two and the garden of property three. “Residents of these properties were able to remain in their homes,” the alert said. A Council team worked to repair the main as quickly as possible. Repairs required the removal of a large, approximately 20 metre-high gum tree, which was believed to be the cause of the water main burst, as its root system was directly above the main. The water supply had to be temporarily cut to approximately 110 residents living on The Round Dve, Parrendi Cl, Kumali Cl, Nurragi Cl and Baronga Rd. They were informed that an alternative drinking water supply was available at Hazlett Park, Gill Ave and Avoca Beach

Houses in The Round Dve Avoca Beach were inundated when a water main burst

Primary School. The residents were without water until 11:15pm. “Water main breaks will periodically occur across all water systems, and are typically caused by ground and weather conditions, tree roots and third party damage,” Council announced. “Council works to resolve water outages as quickly as possible and apologises for any inconvenience caused when outages do occur. “Council continually monitors the region’s water and sewer system and implements an ongoing renewal program for water and sewer mains.” Council’s Acting Director of Assets, Infrastructure and

Business, Boris Bolgoff, said Council had a solution to minimise the risk of future water main breaks at Avoca Beach. “We have a plan in place for Avoca Beach and we will action this plan as soon as possible in light of recent breaks and associated property damage in the area,” Bolgoff said. “Our plan for maintaining and improving the Central Coast’s water and sewer system includes a region-wide water mains renewal program that began in July and has been prioritised based on areas that have experienced higher numbers of water main breaks in recent times.” Council has already completed replacement of 575

metres of pipeline along The Round Dve and had identified plans to replace a further 1,600 metres of pipework which is currently planned to commence in October. The new pipework will be constructed in the roadway, which will preserve trees and minimise water supply disruptions to customers during construction. A burst water main at The Round Dve, Avoca, on May 21, resulted in four homes being flooded so severely that one occupant needed to be rescued from their home by emergency services. Residents of The Round Dve affected by the flooding described the incident as a torrent of water descending

downhill towards their properties. The flooding lasted for over an hour, but luckily the properties affected suffered no structural damage. At the time, residents said it was the fourth time properties on The Round Dve had been impacted by the water main bursting, and they were fed up with Central Coast Council’s approach to fixing the problem. Speaking to media following the May incident, The Round Dve resident, Ms Cherokee Neilson, said residents were tired of dealing with this. “It’s happened to me this time, but the three times previously, it happened to my friends.

“We just really need the Council to step in and fix these problems,” Ms Neilson said. Fellow residents, Mr Rob Jamieson and Mr John Vrkic, also spoke to media. Mr Jamieson said residents went without any notice on the status of the water main until breaks and subsequent flooding occurred. “The flooding has caused some severe damage to a lot of houses in the street,” Mr Jamieson said. Like Ms Nielson, Mr Vrkic’s home was also effected by the May flooding. Mr Vrkic said that whilst no structural damage had occurred to his home, he had been unable to return to his property for days whilst clean up and repair works were underway. Despite being structurally sound, the homes of all residents affected suffered property and goods damage during the incident. Mr Jamieson said it was time for Council to get the water main sorted. “Council needs to allocate more money to redo the whole line,” he said. “The Round Dve, Cape Three Points Rd, Avoca Dve, Yodalla Pl, Baronga Rd, Parrendi Cl and Nurragi Cl experienced a water outage on May 21, from 4:00pm to 6:00am on May 22, as the broken water main was repaired.

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17,000 tonnes of restricted waste containing asbestos dumped

The Cherry Lane property believed to be the destination of restricted waste

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olice, working with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), will allege that up to 17,000 tonnes of restricted waste, containing asbestos, appear to have been dumped, or disposed of illegally, at a property on Cherry Lane, Kulnura.

Strike Force Dothan was established by officers attached to Redfern Police Area Command, to investigate anomalies recorded in the removal and disposal of waste, as part of the Green Square Town Centre development.

In August 2016, contractors were engaged as part of the development, and were required to remove excavated material, which included asbestos and restricted waste, that could only be safely disposed of at two Sydney sites. Strike Force Dothan investigators continued their inquiries, and on the morning of Wednesday, August 29, executed a search warrant at the Kulnura property. Investigators, accompanied by officers from the NSW EPA, have spoken to the property owners and have ascertained that they were advised that the material being dumped at their property was clean fill.

Samples from the property will be analysed, and it is anticipated that large scale remediation will be required. Investigators believe the illegal dumping operation is linked to organised crime. A 48-year-old man remains before the courts after being charged with numerous offences by Strike Force Dothan investigators, including fraud offences totalling almost $4m relating to the illegal dumping of asbestos. Investigations continue into the matter, and police have urged anyone with information about illegal dumping to come forward. As a result of extensive inquiries on Friday, August

Some of the 17,000 tonnes of waste missing from the Green Square town centre project Photos: NSW Police Force

17, a 48-year-old man was arrested at Sydney International Airport. He was taken to Redfern Police Station and charged with 13 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime intent to conceal, and knowingly direct activities of criminal group. The man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, August 18. He remained bail refused and was next due to appear at Central Local Court on Friday, August 24. Before locating the alleged waste at Kulnura, Strike Force Dothan detectives executed search warrants, with the

assistance of the NSW EPA, at homes on James Street, Guildford West and Elford Crescent, Merrylands West, on Monday, August 20. A number of items, including an electronic device was seized during a search warrant at a commercial office on Cooper Street, Smithfield, on Wednesday, August 22. Then on Thursday, August 23, detectives with assistance from Redfern Police Area Command, the Public Order and Riot Squad, Police Rescue, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and NSW EPA executed a search warrant at a Kemps Creek rural property. During the search, police seized documents, computers

and a quad dog trailer. NSW EPA Chief Environmental Regulator Mark Gifford said illegal dumping is a serious environmental crime that can cause harm to the community and the environment. “We take the matter very seriously, especially when asbestos is involved,” Mr Gifford said. “The NSW EPA is pleased to be working alongside NSW Police to investigate the alleged illegal dumping of around 17,000 tonnes of waste material containing asbestos and related fraudulent activity.” Source: Media releases, Aug 23 and 29 NSW Police media

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Coast Duty Officer after a man was cut-off by a rising tide while exploring Snapper Cave. Two Duty Officers, Central Coast Support Operations, and members from the local Aquatic Rescue Team, all raced to the scene upon receiving the call, joining police and paramedics. Just after 4:30 pm, conditions had subsided sufficiently to allow Smith, a Rescue Water Craft (RWC) Operator, and Dowdell, a rescue swimmer, to launch the RWC from Frazer Beach. This was a particularly hazardous launch, given the size of the swell, difficult

currents, wind, and chop. Inside Snapper Cave, David saw that the swell was too large to attempt a landing of the RWC, and he made a call to dispatch Paul to swim inside Snapper Cave. Upon Paul’s arrival to the patient, the patient was assessed, and it was established that he was uninjured and keen to make his escape. Using his surf awareness, Paul and the patient timed the entry back into the water and swam out of the cave and onto the RWC sled. The patient was transported back to shore where he was assessed by paramedics and given a clean bill of health. This was an example of excellent coordination of skilled and professional lifesavers, and cooperation between agencies, resulting in the successful rescue of the patient. Source: Media release, Sep 10 Anna Wallin, Surf Life Saving Australia Media

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our people have been charged after a pursuit through four suburbs on the Central Coast on July 20.

Just after 11:30pm, on Friday, July 20, police attempted to stop a stolen Kia Cerato, travelling on Dane Drive, at Gosford. The vehicle allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated, which continued through Gosford, Erina,

Wamberal and Terrigal. The pursuit was terminated due to the manner of driving. Officers from Brisbane Water Police District, with the assistance of PolAir and the Dog Unit, commenced a search for the vehicle, and located it, stationary, on Serpentine Rd, Terrigal. A woman and three men were arrested nearby and

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Emergency services attended Riou St, Gosford, just before 4am, on Monday, September 10, after a Holden Commodore hit a barrier and rolled. First responding police pulled the driver and sole occupant, a 37-year-old man, from the vehicle and commenced CPR, until the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics. He was taken to Gosford Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died. Officers from Brisbane Water Police Area Command will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

The National Rescue of the Month Award is an initiative to recognise the courageous and outstanding achievements that surf lifesavers, lifeguards and members of the general public perform along our coastline every day. Local lifesavers, David Smith (Terrigal SLSC) and Paul Dowdell (Shelly Beach SLSC) were involved in the rescue of a man who had become trapped in Snapper Cave, Snapper Point. Around 3pm on June 6, an emergency call for assistance was received by the Central

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taken to Gosford Police Station. The vehicle was seized and will undergo forensic analysis. A 30-year-old man was charged with police pursuit not stop (Skye’s Law) (x3), drive manner dangerous (x3), take and drive conveyance without consent, drive whilst disqualified, negligent driving and trespass. Two men, aged 25 and 34, and the woman, aged 30, were each charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and trespass. Source, Media release, Jul 21 NSW Police Media

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Heavy-vehicle traffic operation at Mount White

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ight heavy vehicles were issued infringement notices for exceeding the 40km/h truck and bus speed limit on Kariong Hill, including a public bus carrying 21 passengers, and a private bus with 17 passengers on board.

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Brendan Russell released on strict conditional bail

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he Central Coast body modifier facing multiple charges for botched operations, including manslaughter, has been granted bail. Terrigal resident, Brendan Russell, stands accused of mutilating a woman’s genitalia, botching a tummy tuck procedure, and manslaughter, after a modification he allegedly performed on Toowoon Bay mother, Samantha Hegyi, became fatally infected. The 37-year-old fronted Gosford Local Court on Friday, September 7, where he was granted strict conditional bail.

Under the conditions set by the Court, Russell is required to move to Port Macquarie to live with his mother, and is effectively under home detention, and is required to report to Port Macquarie police twice a day. Other conditions imposed on Russell include that he have no access to the internet or social media, not possess a smart phone, and not to go within 500m of a tattoo parlour or body modification shop. Russell’s solicitor told the court he would abide by any and all bail conditions set down. Prosecutors argued against

Source: Media release, Aug 22 NSW Police media

bail, alleging Russell to be a flight risk, and insinuated that he could potentially interfere with further proceedings by intimidating witnesses if released. Magistrate, Alex Mijovich, dismissed the prosecution’s arguments, claiming the stringent bail conditions coupled with Russell’s mother’s effective 24 hour surveillance, and a $10,000 surety deposit, would deter Russell from interfering with witnesses in any way. Russell will again face the Court on October 12. Source: Documents, Sep 7 Transcript and case file 2018/00248702

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methamphetamine. A total of 38 infringement notices were issued. Traffic & Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Michael Corboy, said that although it was positive to see that the message is getting through to the majority of the industry, more work still needs to be done. “It was great to see one truck in mint condition, and another that displayed some great messaging, which is certainly an indicator that the industry takes safety seriously,� Assistant Commissioner Corboy said. “However, the two drivers who tested positive, and the 51 trucks issued defects, should not have been on the road at all. “Each of those trucks have had to pass by a manager or supervisor after leaving a

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The fines were part of a Police and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) heavy-vehicle traffic operation at Mount White heavy vehicle checking station, as part of Operation Towards Zero. Between 7am and 9pm on Tuesday, August 21, Traffic and Highway Patrol officers and RMS inspectors conducted random breath and drug testing, vehicle and driver compliance checks, at RMS Heavy Vehicle Safety Stations on the M1, from Mt White and along the north coast. Officers inspected 770 trucks and trailers, and issued 51 defect notices for a range of vehicle maintenance issues, including smooth tyres, loose wheels, brake, oil and fuel leaks, and other issues. Officers also conducted 208 breath tests, and 171 drug tests, with three drivers of articulated vehicles returning a positive indication to

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depot, which is unacceptable. “This operation shows that any day, any time, we can conduct checks, and focus on the transport sector, to make sure owners, operators and drivers, and all those in the supply chain are safe when using our roads. “With 185,000 registered heavy vehicles in NSW, and over 400,000 passing through our state every day, the focus will always be on safety, and compliance, for the benefit of all road users,� Assistant Commissioner Corboy said. Roads and Maritime Services Director of Compliance, Roger Weeks, said most heavy vehicle operators have systems in place to ensure their drivers and vehicles comply with regulations and operate safely and efficiently on NSW roads. “The majority of the heavy vehicle industry understands the importance of vehicle safety and encourages good driver behaviour,� Mr Weeks said. “Roads and Maritime will continue to work with police to target any drivers and operators who break the law and put road users at risk.�

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New study exploring post-natal depression in fathers

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new study exploring postnatal depression in fathers, is being pioneered by a team of researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON), Ourimbah Campus. The team are the brains behind the What About New Dads (WAND) study, a 15 minute survey which focuses on the paternal and psychological wellbeing of new dads. According to data from the Parenting Research Centre (PRC), one in five fathers say they have suffered symptoms of depression or anxiety since having children, and of these, nearly one in 10 feel they have experienced postnatal depression. The PRC found that fathers with poorer mental health: were less likely to feel effective as parents; were more likely to feel that they were too critical of their children and had less patience; were more likely to wish they spent more time with their children; felt they were less consistent in their parenting; and, were less confident in

Members of the Dilf Club at a recent outing to Terrigal Beach

helping their children at school. WAND was developed by UON PHD student, Jaime Wroe, who said the study came about after a recent focus on men’s mental health in relation to parenthood, captured her interest. “The importance of maternal mental health is well known, and there’s a broad range of services to support women during the transition to motherhood. “But what about dads?” Wroe said. “New fathers may also experience distress in their adjustment to parenthood, which can then affect the

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cognitive, emotional, social and behavioural development trajectories in infants. “In short, dads’ mental health and wellbeing definitely matters,” she said. To grow her study, Wroe reached out to Central Coast local and young dad, Luke McMahon. Luke is the dad behind the Central Coast Dilf Club, a new informal social and support group for Central Coast dads. The Club recently took part in Wroe’s study to support the development of better men’s and dads’ mental health services. According to Luke, what originally started as a tongue in cheek Facebook group for young dads has quickly grown into a large network for men to share and connect over parenting stories and struggles. “Going from having to pretty much only having to worry about yourself to having a new baby, is a huge shock to the system,” Luke said. “I’ve got two young girls and being a new dad is wonderful

but it can also be overwhelming. “I struggled a lot with that feeling of helplessness and responsibility and the sense that I had no idea what I was doing. “That was one of the reasons I started the Dilf Club. “I just wanted to make a Facebook group for dads to share their funny stories and to be able to ask for ideas and advice about some of the things they’ve struggled with adjusting to parenthood. “I had no idea it was going to blow up the way it has,” Luke said. Since starting the Facebook group in July just for dads in Luke’s local area of Wamberal, membership has swelled to almost 300 local men who connect with one another about the one thing they all have in common, fatherhood. Source: Media release, Aug 31 Mark Rothfield, Hunter Medical Research Institute Interview, Sep 3 Luke McMahon, Central Coast Dilf Club Dilon Luke, Journalist

Liam Meadham with his partner, Renee Roberts

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voca local and personal trainer, Liam Meadham, has been recognised as an Aussie Heart Hero for saving the life of someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. The Australian Hearts campaign is shining a light on Liam as part of its push to get more defibrillators into the community. Liam’s story centres on one of his clients, who felt ill after a training session. Within minutes of Liam telling his client to sit and rest,

his client went into cardiac arrest. Liam began performing CPR and then applied a defibrillator. Liam continued to give CPR until paramedics arrived. The client was taken to hospital, underwent cardiac surgery, and made a full recovery, with no brain damage. In honour of this Aussie Heart Hero, the client, whose wife was pregnant at the time, named their baby boy, Liam. Source: Media release, Sep 5 Nick Trainor, Australian Hearts

C’mon Coasties get on your bike for breakfast in Gosford! Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Wednesday 26 September 2018

• Are you keen to ride but don’t know where to start? Come and talk to friendly local bike riders who are happy to share their tips on how to get started. • Enjoy a cuppa (with your free voucher*) and a chat and make plans to do it all again. • Register on the day for Central Coast Go Active 2 Work Day (Third Wednesday every month) and receive a free satchel and reusable cup*. • Cycling for short trips is healthier, easier, cheaper, greener and fun!

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Household Chemical CleanOut has record amount collected he most successful H o u s e h o l d Chemical CleanOut event for the region, was held over the first two weekends of August, with a record breaking 130 tonnes of chemicals dropped off.

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In total, 3,104 vehicles, the second highest number on record, passed through the gates over the four days of the bi-annual event, hosted by Central Coast Council in conjunction with NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). Mayor Jane Smith said this was a fantastic result and praised Central Coast residents for their commitment to responsibly disposing of hazardous waste. “With the highest amount collected in the event’s eighteen year history, I am really pleased the message about correct disposal of chemicals is getting out there,” Mayor Smith said. “Paints accounted for more than half of all chemicals, with over 75 tonnes dropped off. “Other popular items included oil and fuels, gas

Chemical collectors with a box full of dropped off materials

cylinders, lead acid batteries, automotive products and pesticides. “Many of these highly volatile products can react with other chemicals presenting a danger, not only to our Waste Management Facilities, but

also staff and customers at these locations. “Any materials dropped off over the two weekends will now be safely disposed of by the EPA contractor, and materials such as paint tins, lead acid batteries and motor

oils will in fact be recycled or reused. “So by taking part in these events, residents are not only helping to reduce pollution and keep hazardous materials out of our landfills, but are proactively allowing

for reusable materials and precious metals to be recovered.” Council Acting Senior Manager Business and Economic Development, Andrew Pearce, reminded residents that there were

other opportunities to drop off particular items year round. “Our Waste Management Facilities accept car batteries, and up to 20 litres of motor oil, each visit, free of charge,” Pearce said. “We also accept LPG gas bottles of up to nine kilograms and fire extinguishers, for a charge of $6 per bottle, in addition to the mixed waste fee. “Residents are reminded that gas bottles must be handled and stored separately and not mixed in any other waste. “Recycling units are now also at our Wyong and Gosford administration buildings, as well as across our library branches, where the community can drop off household batteries, light globes, as well as mobile phones and their accessories, for free.” Chemical CleanOut events are part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority ‘Waste Less, Recycle More’ initiative, funded from the waste levy. Source: Media release, Sep 3 Central Coast Council media

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Culturally and linguistically diverse adults learn to swim

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk on the waterfront

Council has been helping the region’s CALD community learn vital swimming and water safety skills

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group of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) adults who live on the Coast are now much safer in the water, thanks to funding from Central Coast Council.

The JDRF One Walk raises vital funding for diabetes research globally

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he JDRF One Walk is returning to Davistown.

The walk is an enduring initiative of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), with walks taking place across the globe to raise vital funding for life changing type 1 diabetes research. The Central Coast One Walk will take place at Davistown waterfront, from 11am, on Sunday, September 23. The walk itself will take place along the Davistown waterfront footpath and is completely dog, pram and wheelchair friendly. The 6km walk will see

participants travel from Davistown to Kincumber. Long-time Central Coast JDRF One Walk Coordinator, Margaret Sheridan, is again lending her expertise to the event and is encouraging all Coasties to get involved in the 2018 walk. “It is going to be huge this year,” Margaret said. “It is my final year of totally organising the walk. “Over the last five years, the Coast has raised approximately $100,000 for the JDRF. “I’m hoping we will do better than ever this year,” she said. There will also be a range of activities in the Davistown Progress Hall before and after

the walk. Prior to the event, a barbecue, tea, coffee, face painting, market stalls and a variety of other goodies will be available from 10am. “We have special guests from our local, state and federal governments, with Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, officially opening the walk,” Margaret said. The event will culminate in a raffle, which Margaret said was one of the biggest and best raffles the walk has had in years. Source: Media release, Sep 10 Margaret Sheridan, JDRF One Walk

Council’s Community Grants Program provided $11,850 to Royal Life Saving NSW, to run a 10-week swimming and water safety program for 50 adults. Royal Life Saving NSW Hunter/Central Coast Regional Manager, Tanya Brunckhorst, said the number of new

low rates of participation in swimming lessons. “The program has not only taught CALD parents how to swim but hopefully they will see the importance of this vital life skill and enrol their children in learn-to-swim programs,” she said. Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said community safety was a key priority for Council and supporting programs such as this meant people from CALD backgrounds would be better able to enjoy the Coastal lifestyle. Source: Media Release, Sep 6 Central Coast Council Media

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our patients over winter by bringing them a selection of herbal teas,” explained District CEO, Dr Andrew Montague. “She says a cup of tea can be a simple way to help comfort people and relax their nerves,” he added. “Sometimes they can be stressed or due to their treatment might feel upset in

the stomach and tea can be really calming and often easier on the stomach than coffee,” Gail said. “It’s also an opportunity to talk to people and offer them a friendly ear,” she added. Source: Website, Aug 23 Dr Andrew Montague, Central Coast Health Facebook page

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migrants unable to swim is extremely high in comparison to other Australians, and members of the CALD community were often unaware of the importance of water safety. “In 2016-17, 93 people drowned in NSW, which is more than any other state or territory,” Brunckhorst said. “A number of these drownings were people from CALD backgrounds. “The CALD swimming and water safety program has been a great success. “Children from CALD communities also have

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Ceremony coincides with 125th anniversary celebrations oodport Public School has had a series of ground improvements installed over the past few weeks.

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“Work has been completed on our new tiered seating area on Playground Two, and it looks fabulous,� said Principal, Judy Boland. “New foundations, fencing, seating and drainage have also been installed. “We utilised this new area for the first time during our

Fathers’ Day breakfast,� she added. The school is still awaiting the arrival of the signature pavers for the area, which will be installed in the coming school holidays. Pending the installation, a special opening ceremony will be held for the new space, which will also coincide with the school’s 125th anniversary celebrations. “New fencing has also been installed separating the school from the bottom car park.

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Janne and Tammy receive Public Education Awards

“This fencing will provide additional safety and will stop children from running into the car park. “A safety gate has been installed and will be locked from 2:50pm to 6pm. “This is to ensure the safety of children and provide additional security for the school,� Ms Boland said. Source: Newsletter, Aug 29 Judy Boland, Woodport Public School

School equipped with a professional-grade seismometer

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incumber High School is one of 40 schools in Australia to be equipped with a professional-grade seismometer, allowing them to receive realtime earthquake data from anywhere around

the world. The system is so acute that it detected a magnitude 7.0 earthquake off the north island of New Zealand, just after 2pm on Monday, September 10. “Thank you to the Australian Seismometers in Schools Project (funded by the Federal Government) for enabling

our students to hear about these events on the news and then be able to look up our seismograph to see how it moved the Earth,� said Principal, Janine Debenham. Source: Website, Sep 11 Janine Debenham, Kincumber High School

    

        

Janne Shoebridge and Tammy Fanelli with their awards

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wo volunteers have received awards of appreciation for their continued services to Kulnura Public School at the 2018 Central Coast Public Education Awards.

“Congratulations to, Janne Shoebridge and Tammy Fanelli, who received awards for their continued service and support of Kulnura Public School and their students. “Our school relies heavily on volunteers and Janne and

Tammy are an asset in this area,� said Kulnura Public School Principal, Steve Collins. Source: Newsletter, Aug 22 Steve Collins, Kulnura Public School


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Book Week celebrated

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chools across the Central Coast have wrapped up their 2018 Book Week festivities. Book Week runs across NSW from August 17-24 annually, and is a national celebration of reading and literature.

Author visits, book fairs and other special events took place throughout the week, but no event has endured as long as the Book Character Parade, where students and staff dress up as their favourite book character. Here are some of Coast Community News’ favourite costumes from local schools.

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School captains announced

St Edward’s College has announced its 2018-19 Prefects

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t Edward’s College Principal, Mark Bonnici, has announced the school’s 2018-19 Prefects. “They are Daniel BaezCornejo, Dale Barret, Zachary Boyce, Luke Brien, Jack Conroy, Millar Elwin, Nathaniel Hobson, Lukas Kalos, Rory Mackintosh, Tyrone Mafohla, Brent Mayol, Timothy McGill, Zachary Paterson, Lachlan Smith, Joshua Toohey and Alexander Waite. “These Prefects were selected through a rigorous

process involving a detailed written application and student and staff voting. “Following their selection, Mr Gill, Mrs Pearson and I, led these boys through a Leadership Induction Day at Avoca Surf Club. “These boys demonstrated a great passion for the College and their enthusiasm, maturity and commitment to their newly elected role was evident,� Bonnici said. Source: Website, Aug 13 Mark Bonnici, St Edward’s College East Gosford homepage

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enry Kendall High School’s (HKHS) 2018-19 Senior Leadership team has been announced.

the Student Representative Council Executive team. “We look forward to working

with such a great team,� HKHS Principal, Andrew Backhouse said.

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“Congratulations to all of our wonderful candidates who applied for the captaincy role. “Students had to complete an application, an interview, and two speeches to students and staff. “Senjay Turner and Alexandra Sidiropoulos are our new School Captains, with, Eli Clarkson and Tiarna Houghton, as Vice Captains. “Congratulations also go to, Gemma Sharpe, Mason Colwell and Oscar Tebbutt, who were named as prefects and will join

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Coast Opera Australia has a stunning debut

Rededication ceremony of the JaywickRimau Operations Memorial Garden

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oast Opera Australia, the region’s first professional opera company, held their debut concert at Central Coast Leagues Club, on September 1.

The company’s debut brought four internationally acclaimed Principal Artists, 44 professional orchestral players, professional operatic conductor, Luke Spicer, and professional Concert Master, Dan Russell, all under the

stewardship of Coast Opera Australia’s Artistic Director and CEO, Angela Brewer. The debut concert featured a stunning line-up of talent including Principal Artists, Ayako Ohtake (soprano), Caleb Son (tenor), Sally-Anne Russell

(mezzo) and Jose Carbo (baritone). The concert was hosted by the ABC’s, Linda Mottram. Source: Media release, Aug 29 Angela Brewer, Coast Opera Australia

New exhibition at historical museum

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he Brisbane Water Historical Society has announced the opening of a new exhibition.

The new exhibition, called ‘At Home And At The Front’, about the life and legacy of Colonel Garnet Adcock, will run until November 28. The exhibition will be held

at West Gosford’s Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum. The society encourages community members to come along and enjoy.

Source: Media release, Aug 22 Sue Chidgey, Brisbane Water Historical Society

he Rotary Club of Erina has announced that a rededication ceremony of the Jaywick-Rimau Operations Memorial Garden will take place from 11am on Saturday, September 29. In 2003, a memorial garden dedicated to those who took part in Operation Jaywick in 1943, and Operation Rimau in 1944, was consecrated to mark the anniversaries. At the time, one of two surviving members of Operation Jaywick, former Leading Telegraphist, Horrie Young, radio operator on the Krait, and Point Clare resident, attended the ceremony. September 25 this year

marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Jaywick. A committee with members from the Rotary Club of Erina and supporters, obtained a grant to fund the refurbishment of the memorial garden to coincide with the anniversary. The ceremony will take place at the memorial garden site, adjacent the Australian Navy Cadet Unit TS Hawkesbury, Point Clare. Because of monetary constraints, the rededication will proceed on the September 29 and a second unveiling, so to speak, of the completed project will take place in 2019 on a date to be advised. Source: Media release, Aug 27 Greg Berry, Coastal Mobile Legal Service

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earls of Australia just announced the winners of the 2018 Australian Pearl Jewellery Design Masters Awards and Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery of Umina Beach are thrilled to congratulate our very own apprentice jewellers, Danielle Shay, winner of the Australian Akoya Award category for her signature piece, “Siren’s Helm” and Madeleine McDonald who received a Highly Commended Award for her “Pearls In Full Bloom” creation. The girls’ pieces were selected from a record 60 entries, all of extremely high calibre received from across Australia and around the world. The pieces were judged by a panel of technical and fashion experts including Peter Keep (Director of Jewellery Training Solutions), Catherine Birch (Corporate Adviser to Jimmy Choo) and Kate Hwang (Senior Creative Designer for Pallion). Each piece was scored for its creativity, technical skill and the strength of

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featuring the Australian South Sea pearl of Cygnet Bay in WA, and Australian Akoya pearl of Broken Bay in NSW. With Seaspray Jewellery being “The Home of Broken Bay Pearls”, both Danielle and Madeleine were motivated to design unique creations using these beautiful, locally grown, Australian Akoya pearls.

Central Coast Award Winning Jewellers Danielle’s handmade ring, “Siren’s Helm”, was inspired by the various myths of mermaids, luring ships and their crews to their doom and the ability of mermaids to cry tears of pearls. The 9 and 18 carat gold ring features a spinning ship’s wheel set with a Broken Bay Akoya pearl and one shoulder of the ring is fashioned as a mermaid’s tail with scales and fin.

extending via white gold branches to two matching smaller flowers bursting with Broken Bay Akoya pearls. Judge, Peter Keep, stated, “The quality of workmanship and the creativity from the competitors this year was truly outstanding, and finding our winners was an incredibly difficult task.” We here at Seaspray Jewellery couldn’t agree more and are extraordinarily proud of Danielle and Madeleine and their commitment to excellence and creativity. It is yet another indication of the abundance of young talent to be found right here on the Central Coast.

Madeleine brought her vision to life of flowers blooming to reveal their pearls in her necklet creation, “Pearls In Full Bloom”. Madeleine’s centrepiece bloom of 18 carat yellow and rose gold presents a South Sea Cygnet Bay pearl,

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Clean4Shore nominated for Awards

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Member Robertson, Wicks, has commended local environmental o r g a n i s a t i o n , Clean4Shore, for being nominated for a National Landcare Award.

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“Clean4Shore is funded under the Coalition’s $2.2m Local Environment Plan for the Robertson electorate, funded under the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Program, which resulted from our 2016 election commitment”, Lucy Wicks said. The Federal Government also delivered an additional $250,000 in 2017 to Central Coast Council, to help improve local parks and facilities, enabling Clean4Shore to continue its operations for at least another three years. “Clean4shore do some truly amazing work in our community and for our environment, by removing rubbish, often illegally dumped, from our pristine foreshores, mangroves and estuaries,” Wicks said. “This fantastic organisation

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Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, with Clean4Shore’s, Graham Johnston

partners with local schools, businesses and community groups that clean our waterways and bringing back waste, which would otherwise remain in our local environment. “The project also fosters student education and understanding around environmental care, and the impact of litter and debris in the natural ecosystems across the Central Coast,” Wicks said. Clean4Shore volunteer, Graham ‘Jono’ Johnston, said the Clean4Shore team removed around 57 tonnes of litter from local waterways

over more than 70 trips, and collected more than 100,000 pieces of plastic, polystyrene and other litter in 2017. “This nomination highlights the success of the program and the accomplishments that we have made in the local environment and in the war on waste. “Winning a National Landcare Award would be amazing for us, so we’re asking the community to get behind Clean4Shore and vote,” Jono said. “Funding from the Federal Government and the support

we have received from Central Coast Council has provided our organisation with the stability and structure needed for the program,” he added. Clean4shore is also nominated in the National Landcare People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the Australian Public. The winners of these awards will be announced at the National Landcare Conference in Brisbane on October 11. Source: Media release, Sep 7 Charlotte Bowcock, Office of Lucy Wicks MP

arliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliott, have called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the ANZAC Community Grants Program (ACGP). A total of $1m has been invested into the revitalisation of local war memorials during the Centenary of ANZAC, ensuring regional communities across NSW have a place to remember the service and sacrifice of defence personnel. MacDonald said new funding of $175,000 was available to help protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate or support veterans and their families. “I encourage Central Coast

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community groups, RSL subbranches, schools and councils to apply before applications close on Remembrance Day,” MacDonald said. Elliott said more than 200 war memorial conservation and repair projects have already been funded across NSW. The Commonwealth War Memorials Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve and repair war memorials, including statues, honour rolls and memorial halls which commemorate the ANZAC legacy. The ACGP provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community organisations and veterans groups to recognise Australia’s military service, educate a new generation and support the NSW veteran community.

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State government funds council play centre upgrades

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arliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, has announced the completion of playground upgrades at Niagara Park.

The upgrades included resurfacing soft-fall areas, decking repairs, replacement of shade structures, native plants, new turf, and more colourful and engaging areas. “The Central Coast is a rapidly growing region as more and more young families see the benefits of living in such a vibrant and inviting region,” MacDonald said. “It is paramount that we provide the facilities to support these families and I congratulate Central Coast Council for delivering enhanced playground facilities

at two of its most popular childcare centres. “It is exciting to see these projects come to fruition and the benefits they will deliver to local families. “Upgrades like these are the perfect example of this funding being put to good use in helping young children have access to educational, safe and fun play spaces. “These funds are enabling us to invest in projects that the communities themselves have identified as priorities. “The NSW Government is committed to helping local councils provide the key services, facilities and infrastructure that their communities need and deserve,” MacDonald said. Source: Media release, Aug 2 Kit Hale, Office of Scot MacDonald

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Eighth annual Garage Sale Trail to take place in October

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entral Coast households, schools and community groups are expected to join over 400,000 people across the country on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October, as a part of the eighth annual Garage Sale Trail. A multi award-winning community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail is powered by over 140 local Councils nationwide. It is expected that this year’s weekend-long event will involve more Australians than ever before, all choosing to reuse at over 15,000 garage sale events across the country. The program has grown from a grass roots idea in Bondi Beach, where it started in 2010. Mayor Jane Smith said that Garage Sale Trail presents a fun and social way for Council to encourage reuse and help educate the community about why we all need to take

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responsibility for the waste we generate. “Garage Sale Trail provides a great way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community, whilst decluttering and raising money for yourself or local causes. “We’re really pleased to be involved in this grass roots event that, like the reuse movement, is growing year on year,” said Mayor Smith. “Green was identified as a key theme in our Community Strategic Plan – One Coast,

and Garage Sale Trail is just another way that Council is delivering on this promise to our region by educating our community about environmental sustainability and conservation, and protection of our natural assets.” In 2017, the average household sale made $370, with sellers and shoppers connecting with an average of 50 people from their local area. Sellers are encouraged to

think of a creative and attention grabbing name for their sale to encourage shoppers to see what they have to offer. Registrations are open and the first 1,250 sellers to register will receive a free seller pack with posters, price tags and more, to help maximise their sale’s success. Central Coast Council’s website has further information. Source: Media release, Aug 17 Central Coast Council media

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Brackets and Jam release September line-up

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Taking place on Friday, September 21, the event will feature SamNkal, Hotel Satisfaction, and Wattage. Sam Windley and Kalani Artis are the duo behind SamNkal. A calm folk duo from the Central Coast, the pair have only been playing together for four months but bring together years of solo experience. The five members of the new Hotel Satisfaction, the Eagles and Rolling Stones tribute show, formed in mid-2015 and

all share a great love for the music of these two legendary groups. From the melodies of New Kid In Town to the gyrating rhythms of Brown Sugar, Hotel Satisfaction deliver an energetic show and pride themselves on attention to detail when performing these timeless songs of a whole generation. The first drum jam of the evening will take place once Hotel Satisfaction conclude their set. Wattage grew out of a weekly jam session on the Central Coast where old hands and newbies were driven by a common desire to play music for enjoyment, develop their

skills or simply learn to play an instrument. The genres were as diverse as the players, from blues to folk, ballads to country, pop to acoustic. As time progressed, it was evident there was a common core developing that wanted to perform publicly and take the next step. Wattage had come of age. Wattage will take to the stage from 9:30pm and upon conclusion of their set, the evenings’ second drum jam will commence to round out the night. Source: Media release, Sep 9 Noel Plummer, Brackets and Jam South

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Council to host Local Government NSW Tourism Conference at Terrigal

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n March 2019, tourism stakeholders representing Local Government Areas from all around NSW, will be able to witness first-hand many of the wonderful experiences and attractions the Central Coast has on offer, as Central Coast Council plays co-host to the LGNSW Tourism Conference, at Crowne Plaza, Terrigal. Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said that co-hosting this conference with Local Government NSW is an investment in tourism for the region, which comes with many benefits.

“Tourism is a significant industry on the Central Coast, and this conference provides an opportunity to share experiences, listen to experts and peers, and find out how other councils are engaging and working with their tourism industry,” said Mayor Smith. “Additionally, we are able to showcase to other local government areas, from all around the state, the little adventures and outstanding features and experiences available on the Central Coast,” she added. Council Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said that Council put forward an Expression of Interest to host the conference. “We are pleased we have been awarded the opportunity

to hold the event on the Central Coast, it is a great opportunity to connect our tourism providers to people attending the conference, and is the perfect way to show them what the Coast has to offer and to learn from others. “Co-hosting this event with LGNSW, along with contributions from our local tourism industry, is another step taken by Council to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of this vital sector for the Central Coast economy, which is the overarching purpose of our five-year Destination Management Plan,” she said. Source: Media release, Sep 4 Central Coast Council Media

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Federal Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks, with Lasercraft West Gosford employees

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est Gosford disability employment enterprise, Lasercraft Australia, celebrated its 30th birthday in August.

Lasercraft is a luxe manufacturer that provides engraving services to the major players in Australia’s business and public resource centres, and the business has been a long-time advocate of fair work opportunities. The vision of Lasercraft’s founders was to build a sustainable business that

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would provide meaningful employment to people living with intellectual and physical disabilities. Lasercraft is proud to have realised this vision, having employed around 100 people over the past three decades. “Lasercraft assists employees to realise their true potential by supporting them to gain new skills and reach challenging employment goals,” said Lasercraft Chair, Peter Bayley. “All supported employees of Lasercraft are given opportunities to learn,

build friendships, develop confidence and add purpose to their lives. “They genuinely love to go to work each day, to be respected and appreciated for the roles they play in the success of Lasercraft,” he added. To celebrate the milestone birthday, Lasercraft held a special celebration on August 28 for employees, their family, carers and other special guests. Source: Media release, Sep 3 Janice Wells, Milestone Belanova

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After retiring in June 2014, Henry Scholten has now opened a small shop in the former Ettalong Markets, only trading on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. The Ettalong market has been beautifully revamped to a luxury European Galleria style tourist attraction. Established in 1988, Scholten Jewellers has been manufacturing fine jewellery on the Central Coast for 30 years, having had shops in Bateau Bay, Gosford, Erina and Tuggerah. Scholten Jewellers is now in Ettalong, providing an excellent repair, design remodelling and manufacturing service. The location is also an impressive showroom of unique, handmade rings, pendants, earrings, bangles, brooches, chains set with precious and semi-precious gems, and a huge selection of Australian Opal. All repairs and manufacturing is done on the premises in a fully equipped workshop.

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Grandma Moses Exhibition open for just three days

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he 2018 Grandma Moses Exhibition opened at Gosford 50 plus Leisure and Learning Centre on

Tuesday, September 11. The Exhibition will run for just three days, so Central Coast Council is encouraging all art lovers on the Coast to pop into

the exhibit before it concludes. The 2018 competition has received a record number of entries. The Grandma Moses

Competition is an annual event run by Council. Inspired by the life and work of Anna Mary Robertson, better known as Grandma Moses,

who became widely famous for her evocative paintings depicting American rural life after taking up painting in her 70’s, the competition was open to all painters 50 years

and older. Source: Website, Sep 11 Central Coast Council Facebook page

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Someone cares - Anglican Church Margaret Pearce Spinning and weaving, patchwork fraternal organisation and how 3 Mann St Gosford we help our community. 4325 2270 GOSFORD 50+ LEISURE and quilting, felting and other 4323 3890 Gosford Masonic Centre fibre and fabric crafts, community AND LEARNING CENTRE 86 Mann St Gosford FELLOWSHIP OF FIRST quilting bees - Day and Night Mon-Fri www.tccl2001.org BETTER HEARING Groups Chess, Darts, Handicraft, Indoor FLEETERS CENTRAL COAST 4325 4743 AUSTRALIA CENTRAL Bowls, Knitting, Line Dancing, For anyone interested in early TERRIGAL WAMBERAL www.cottagecrafts.net.au Origami, Painting, Pencil Drawing, history or early family histories. COAST RSL SUB-BRANCH Scrabble, Scrapbooking, Sit & Don’t need to be a First Fleeter. Hearing loss management COMMUNITY GROUPS At Breakers Country Club pension Sew, Table Tennis, Ukulele Point Clare Community Hall Support and educational groups and welfare officers available to 4304 7065 2nd Sat 10:30am providing practical experience ABC - “The Friends” assist with DVA compensation 4392 1926 4311 6254 and confidence Support group for Public claims and benefits Learn the benefits of hearing aids GOSFORD-NARARA Broadcaster. Wed & Fri 10am – Midday 4321 0275 NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE Aims. safeguard ABC’s Meetings 2nd Sat 10am School Holiday activities, independence, funding, & 4384 2661 CENTRAL COAST PROSTATE BRISBANE WATER BRASS playgroup, multicultural standards. Meetings through the rsl@breakerscc.com.au programs, community activities - CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Brass Band entertainment for the year + social afternoons Rooms for Hire community playing all types of Well-known guest speakers (GOSFORD) TERRIGAL HAVEN 4329 4477 popular music 4341 5170 Meet last Friday Month PROBUS CLUB INC admin@gnnc.com.au Rehearsal every Tues. www.fabcnsw.org.au Terrigal Uniting Church A male only club, meets monthly 7.30pm-10pm 380 Terrigal Dre, Terrigal 10am, 2nd Monday 0419 274 012 POINT CLARE COMMUNITY CENTRAL COAST 9.30am to 12 noon 0407 890 722 4367 9600 HALL CARAVANNERS INC mcmillar5@bigpond.com www.pcfa.org.au Community Garden - Playgroup COASTAL A CAPPELLA 3rd Sun Monthly Craft and Exercise Groups Dynamic award winning women’s Visitors - New Members THE NSW JUSTICES Function or Meeting Hire a cappella chorus welcome, Trips Away, Social FAIRHAVEN SERVICES ASSOCIATION INC Managed by Gosford Regional Outings, friendship with like Enabling People who live with a new members always welcome. Seeking volunteers for added Community Services Music eduction provided minded senior folk - Details from disability to achieve their goals community desks Enquiries regarding hire to Lots of Performance Geoff and aspirations. Monday Erina Fair & Imperial 4323 7483 0447 882 150 Since 1962. Independant Living, opportunities, or hire us for your Centre Gosford accounts@gosfordcommunity.org.au next event. community participation, life 9am-1pm www.gosfordcommunity.org.au 0412 948 450 skills & more NDIS Provider. CENTRAL COAST Tuesday Gosford Court coastalacappella@gmail.com 4349 5500 COMMUNITY LEGAL 9.30am-1pm GREEN POINT COMMUNITY CENTRE Thursday Kincumber Library SOUNDWAVES CENTRE GAMBLING SOLUTIONS Not for profit service providing 10am-1pm A cappella harmony for Men OOSH cave, exersize classes, Counsellors provide free, free legal advice. Free Insurance and – new members welcome. school holiday programs, confidential, professional service Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm training provided Rehearsals Mondays 7.00pm to playgroup, arts & craft, room hire, to gamblers, family and friends. 4353 4988 0418 493 388 9.30pm Central Coast Leagues and much more. Woy Woy, Kincumber, Gosford, centralcoast@clc.net.au marketing@nswja.org Club, Dane Drive, Gosford 4367 7591 The Entrance. Ring Max on 4324 3631 4344 7992 CENTRAL COAST 50+ U3A CENTRAL COAST or Kieran 4324 1977 KARIONG NEIGHBOURHOOD SINGLES SOCIAL GROUP Enjoy a diverse range of courses CENTRE GROW Support Groups Invites Ladies & Gents for dinner, and activities for seniors. Keep SYMPHONY dancing - BBQs & socialising your mind active and make new Early childhood clinic, free family Small friendly groups formed to CENTRAL COAST law advice, active playgroup, learn how to overcome anxiety, each w/e. Friendly group friends. Your retirement years computer classes, OOSH services, depression and loneliness and to Community Orchestra welcomes monthly programme all areas can be the best years of all. new memberships to join fitness classes, arts & crafts, improve mental health and well0412 200 571 0408 704 701 our ranks. Rehearsals every over 50’s friendship group, youth being. Anonymous, free and open 0437 699 366 www.centralcoast.u3anet.org.au Wednesday 7.30 to 9.45pm group, social groups and many to all. Weekly at Woy Woy, Bateau 50pssg@gmail.com at Erina more services. Bay and Wyong VOLUNTEERING info@sympnony 4340 1724 1800 558 268

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Refer potential volunteers to community organisations. Provide support to volunteers and community organisations. Provide training to volunteers and managers of volunteers Information sessions “Bridge to Volunteering” held regularly.

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Local, state-wide, national and international issues and campaigns - Council and parliamentary representation Developing a new economy Protecting our environment Peaceful conflict resolution Community participation We meet monthly every 3rd Thu - Details and info: centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au centralcoastgreens@gmail.com

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SPECIAL INTEREST CCLC BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Bridge-partner not required for most sessions. Central Coast Leagues Club 12.30pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri. Sat 1.30pm Wed 7.15pm Mon 4325 9854

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Wyong, Terrigal & Ecumenical & Interfaith Speakers Gosford North Clubs Forum & Q&A with focus on Women working together to make developing understanding and a difference and imprive lives encouraging dialogue about while making new friends. spirituality through people Enjoy social outings and sharing their life journeys. community involvment. 1st Tues March to October Wyong Club Meets 2nd Tues November 3rd Wed 6.30pm 7.30 to 9pm Terrigal Club Meets Grange Hotel Wyoming 3rd Mon 12 noon 4328 2596 - 0498 588 261 Gosford North 2nd Wed 7pm 0417 480 549 or 0407 008 555 CENTRAL COAST WOMEN’S

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LIONS CLUB OF WOY WOY 1st and 3rd Mon. Woy Woy Leagues Club Make new friends and have fun while serving your community. 0478 959 895

HEALTH CENTRE Counseling, therapeutic and social groups, workshops, domestic violence and abuse issues. All services provided by women for women 4324 2533 www.cccwhc.com.au

ROTARY CLUB OF GOSFORD Gosford Golf Club 6pm Thursdays Supporting local and overseas communities come along and share fellowship and fun. 0414 777 748 www.gosfordrotary.org.au

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Active community minded club. The Central Coast Greens Many projects focussed on For a fairer, more transparent and assisting youth. Support our great accountable government based projects, get involved with our on democratic principles fun club. New member enquiries

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he Kincumber Bensville Sea Scouts have reported that their numbers have soared this year. “There has been a resurgence in popularity of Scouting in recent years, as parents explore options for their children to put down the electronics and embrace the outdoors,” Kincumber Bensville Sea

Scouts representative, Denise Broadhead, said. Limited vacancies have opened for children ages 6-8 to join Kincumber and Bensville Sea Scouts. Visit the Scouts NSW or the Kincumber Bensville Sea Scout Facebook page for more information. Source: Newsletter, Aug 15 Denise Broadhead, Kincumber Bensville Sea Scouts

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rina High School’s Under 16s Girls League team had mixed results in the final round of the Central Coast Open Girls Rugby League Competition, and have narrowly avoided moving onto the semi-

If you’ve got something happening in Gosford LGA area over the next few weeks, let us know about it and we’ll list it here for you, for free. Contact details are on page 2. See the Peninsula News for events in post code areas 2256 & 2257 and the Wyong Regional Chronicle for events in post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262 & 2263

Koolewong Point Clare and Tascott Progress Association General Meeting, Point Clare Community Hall, 7:30pm

Friday, Sep 14

Sunday, Sep 23

Bakoomba, The Rhythm Hut Gosford, 6:30pm to 10:30pm, tickets essential

Avoca Beachside Markets, Heazlett Park Avoca Beach, 9:00am to 2:00pm, no entry fee

Saturday, Sep 15 St Phillips Spring Fair, 20 Narara Creek Road, Narara, 9:30am to 2:30pm, no entry fee Gosford East Ward Central Coast Councillor Listening Post, Erina Fair Shopping Centre, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Thursday, Sep 20 Jamie MacDowell and Thom Thum, Laycock St Theatre Gosford, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Friday, Sep 21 Madame Butterfly, Laycock St Theatre Gosford, 8:00pm top 9:30pm, tickets essential

Saturday, Sep 22 SportsFest 2018, EDSACC Bateau Bay, 10:00am North Gosford Rotary’s For

Monday, Sep 24 Kidney Health Australia Charity Golf Day, Gosford Golf and Function Centre, 8:00am to 3:00pm, tickets essential

Friday, Sep 28 Claude Hay, The Rhythm Hut Gosford, 7:00pm to 10:30pm, tickets essential

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Erina High School’s Open Girls Rugby League team

For events in post code areas 2250, 2260 and 2251

Our Fathers Donation Drive, Mount Penang Parklands, 7:00am to 4:00pm Alive Plant Based Festival, Kibble Park Gosford, 10:00am to 5:00pm

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Monday, Oct 1 School Holiday Fun: Inflatable Poll Obstacle Course, Gosford Olympic Pool, 11:00am to 2:00pm, continues until October 7.

Tuesday, Oct 2 Spirituality in the Pub, The Grange Hotel Function Room Wyoming, 7:30pm to 9:00pm School Holiday Fun: Animation Workshop, The Hub Erina Fair, 11:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Thursday, Oct 4 Ocean Alley, The Florida Beach Bar Terrigal, 7:00pm, tickets essential

Saturday, Oct 13

School Holiday Fun: Drawing in the Garden, Gosford Regional Gallery, 10:00am to 4:00pm, continues until October 7

Point Clare Car Boot Market, Fairhaven, 209 Brisbane Water Dve Point Clare, 9:00am to 2:00pm, Sellers must book their spot with Fairhaven

Sunday, Sep 30

Sunday, Oct 28

September 5 Lands Experience, The Rhythm Hut Gosford, 5:00pm, cash donation on entry

Avoca Beachside Markets, Heazlett Park Avoca Beach, 9:00am to 2:00pm, no entry fee

finals. “The girls league had a good hit out in their first game with a 20-0 win over Narara,” said Erina High School Principal, Karen Nicol. “Their second match was a 12 all draw against Gorokan, and their third, an unfortunate 12-20 loss against Kincumber.

“This meant that the girls narrowly missed out on semifinals,” Nicol said. “MVP for the day went to Ruby Smith, with Micaela Bettay receiving the Coach’s Award. “A strong opens team will form for next year with most of the current open girls

eligible again next year who will combine with many of the Under 16s. “This brings together strong athletic ability as well as experience,” Nicol said. Source: Website, Sep 6 Karen Nicol, Erina High School Facebook page

SERVICES DIRECTORY AMBULANCE, POLICE, FIRE 000 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 Gosford 4323 5211 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 Youth Angle • Woy Woy 4341 8830 Temporary Accommodation 1800 152 152

Animal Rescue Wildlife Arc 4325 0666 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 Woy Woy Police Station 4323 5599 Energy Australia 13 13 88 Gas Emergency 131 909 Gosford City Council 4325 8222 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 Net work 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 011 046 Victims Support Services 1800 633 063 Translation and Interpreting Service 13 14 50

Family and Relationships Parents Helpline 132 055 Central Coast Family Support Service 4340 1099 Horizons (For men with children) 4351 5008 Interrelate - Family Relationships 1300 736 966 Uniting Care Burnside Gosford 1800 067 967

Health Gosford Hospital 4320 2111 Cancer Hotline 131 120 Mental Health info Service 1300 794 991 Sexual Health @ Gosford Hospital 4320 2114 Beyond Blue (Depression) 1300 22 4636

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 Donnison St. Restaurant 4325 3510 Central Coast Family Support Services 4340 1585 Horizons Family Services 4351 5008 Meals on Wheels Gosford 4363 7111 Woy Woy 4341 6699 Department of Community Services Gosford - 4336 2400 The Salvation Army 4325 5733 Samaritans Emergency Relief 4393 2450 St Vincent De Paul Society HELPLINE 4323 6081

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Personal and Not For Profit Organisations As Central Coast Newspapers are community newspapers, the cost of advertising not for profit organisations’ events is subsidised. This makes them the same rate as non business advertisements. A mono 5cm advertisement only costs $33. Each additional cm costs $6.60 as does colour, and/or a photograph or a logo. Private advertisements need to be paid for at the time of booking.

Business rates The minimum size of 5cm X a single column only costs $40 + GST in mono and an extra $8 + GST for colour, a logo or a photograph, every two weeks. Most businesses choose to advertise on an ongoing basis and discounts apply for multiple bookings, if they are paid for in full, in advance. Having an advertisement run for 3 months only costs $215 + GST, for 6 months it is $385 + GST, and for 12 months advertising, the total cost is only $700 + GST – Approximately $14 per week. Artwork is free and advertisers are encouraged to change their advertisements frequently

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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. • Renotek, Tascott

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Storm create upset win in grand final in extra time

Player of the grand final; Fetineni Aho, on the charge during the first half

he Gosford Kariong Storm have won their first premiership since 2014, after the Club’s Under 10(3)s won an extra time thriller against the Budgewoi-Buff Point Bulldogs.

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The Bulldogs headed into the junior rugby league

decider as warm favourites, having remained undefeated throughout the year. The Richard Simmons coached Storm however, were quietly confident of producing an upset, having eliminated both Warnervale and Erina during the semi-final series. The scene was set for a cracking conclusion, and that’s exactly what transpired.

The champion Gosford Kariong under10s team

Below an overcast Kanwal sky, the Bulldogs and the Storm traded tries before the wail of the full time siren rang out, with both sides boasting 24 points. Player of the match, Fetineni Aho, proved to be the difference between the sides. His incisive bursts earned him a hat-trick of tries, while his determined defence saved many more again.

It was fitting that it would be ‘Neni’, who in the second minute of extra time, would scoot outside a desperately scrambling Bulldogs defence, before arcing his way into the corner to score the premiership winning try. The shock win was made even more creditable given the overly youthful make up of their squad. Half the Storm team remain

eligible to play in the Under 10’s age division again in 2019, and the future looks particularly bright for the Club, as they happily reacquaint themselves with the silverware after a four year drought. In other grand final results, the Gosford Kariong Under 11(3)s were narrowly defeated 20-16 by minor premiers, The Entrance. While teams representing

Photos Andrew Stark

Terrigal-Wamberal, Erina, St Edwards and Kincumber did also feature across the grand final weekend, however disappointingly, permission to cover these games was blocked by the Central Coast Division of Junior Rugby League. Source: Media release, Sep 10 Andrew Stark, Gosford Kariong Storm RLFC

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George Wells breaks state discus record arara Valley High School student, George Wells, has dominated at the NSW Combined High School’s Athletics Carnival.

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Wells returns from the carnival as the CHS Discus Champion, having set a new state record in the discus of 51.47m, earning him the gold medal. He also took out first in the Boys 12 years’ shotput. Fellow Narara Valley High School student, Jordan Small, also had an excellent run at the Carnival, quite literally, taking out the bronze in the 800m sprint. Small was also featured on the cover of the 2018 NSW Combined High School Sporting Association’s

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he 2018 Central Coast Rugby Union grand finalists have been decided after an intense preliminary final at Woy Woy Oval on Saturday, September 8.

George Wells with his gold medals

Secondary Athletics Championships magazine.

Source: Website, Sep 7 Samoan Forrest, Narara Valley High School Facebook page

Mariners’ pre-season match vs Central Coast United is a fundraiser

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or the first time ever, the Central Coast Mariners will take the pitch against Central Coast United in a pre-season trial on Wednesday, September 19, at Pluim Park. As pre-season preparations for the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season start to heat up and the NPL campaign of

Terrrigal win the big one but lose the other three preliminary finals

Central Coast United draws to an end. The two Coast-based-sides will unite to raise muchneeded funds for a great cause, with all funds raised from the match going towards the Buy a Bale campaign. The Buy a Bale campaign raises funds that are used to support farmers, and focuses on supplying fodder and other essential items requested from

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farmers in need. Those attending the match are kindly asked to contribute a fiver for a farmer. Tickets can be purchased (cash only) at the gate on the night. Match kick-off is 7pm. Source: Media release, Sep 10 Tyson Scott, Central Coast Mariners Media

The Premier 1 preliminary saw Terrigal prove too strong for Woy Woy, running out winners by 28 points to 10. In a match played under clearing skies, the first 15 minutes were a quite even struggle. Both teams had periods of ascendancy, but then both had to defend vigorously at other times. Woy Woy did open the scoring in the third minute, when their winger, Alex Moore, kicked a penalty goal to lead by 3 points to nil. However, it did not take long before Terrigal was able to respond. Five-eight, Mark Koteczky, made an excellent break to score adjacent to the posts. He converted his own try to take Terrigal to the lead by 7 points to 3. He quickly followed this up with a penalty goal, and suddenly Terrigal had jumped to a handy 10 points to 3 lead. After what was a relatively even opening stage, it was Terrigal who then controlled much of the play from the 15th to the 30th minutes of the first half. They were on continual attack and putting the Woy Woy team to the test. They were rewarded for their efforts with a further try in the 23rd minute, when fullback, Dan Sargeant, made a decisive run along touch to increase Terrigal’s lead to 15 points to 3. Woy Woy did hit back soon after this try, with their only try

of the match. An individual effort by fullback, Fokolulu Taumololo, saw a converted try reduce the Terrigal lead to 15 points to 10. Despite Terrigal doing much of the attacking in the first half, the score was still very close, and it was still anyone’s match. Terrigal did kick a second penalty goal right on halftime to see them go to the halftime break leading by 18 points to 10. It was a pleasing first half of Finals rugby. Best players for Terrigal were lock Alex Brewin, Koteczky, Sargeant and flanker, Ryan Metcalfe. The second half opened with a further penalty goal to Terrigal’s, Mark Koteczky, and Terrigal had gone to a 21 points to 10 lead. The next 20 minutes saw no action on the scoreboard but plenty on the paddock. It was a physical clash, and some very heavy defence from both sides was witnessed. Everyone felt Woy Woy had to score next if they were to get back into the match, but it did not happen. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Terrigal hooker, Ethan McInnes, capped off a fine performance with a try that had placed his side in a quite comfortable position, leading by 28 points to 10. Woy Woy tried everything to get back into the match, but it was simply not their day. Terrigal continue on and have a rematch with Ourimbah in the grand final. The Lakes defeated Terrigal in Premier 2, when they won the Preliminary Final by 23 points to 16. The match was very even throughout and it did take both teams quite some time to gain

any real ascendancy. It was 6 all at halftime, with two penalty goals each, with neither team able to break through for a try. It remained 9 all well into the second half, before The Lakes scored two quick tries to take a good lead of 23 points to 9. Despite this lead, Terrigal fought back hard, and a penalty try to them late in the match certainly made for a close and gripping final few minutes. The Lakes will meet Gosford in the grand final next week. In a display a great finals rugby, Avoca Beach defeated Terrigal in the Under 19 preliminary by 36 points to 10. It was an exciting match from start to finish and the skill level displayed by both teams was excellent. However, Avoca Beach were proving the stronger team, and by halftime had jumped to an 11 points to nil lead. They were even more dominant in the second stanza, and were able to post a further 25 points in that half. Avoca Beach move into the grand final to meet minor premiers, Woy Woy, in the big one. The Women’s 7’s preliminary saw Avoca Beach run out victors over Terrigal, by 19 points to 5. A great first half by Avoca Beach saw them pile on three tries and 19 points, for a match winning lead. Terrigal kept Avoca Beach scoreless in the second half, and they also scored their own try on fulltime, but it was all too late for them. Avoca Beach will meet Woy Woy in the grand final. Source: Media release, Sep 10 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union


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he minor semifinals of the Central Coast Rugby Union Competition have concluded, and surviving teams are now one step closer to being crowned 2018 season champions. In the Premier 1 minor semifinal at Woy Woy Oval, Woy Woy scored on fulltime to defeat Kariong by 21 points to 18. In a nail biting game, both teams had periods of ascendancy, but the result was not decided until the last few seconds of the match. Kariong got away to a good start with a penalty goal in the opening five minutes of the match. The early stages of the game saw a seesawing match, with both teams having periods of attack and defence. It was not long after, that Woy Woy took the lead. The conversion of this try took Woy Woy to the lead by 7 points to 3, after only 10 minutes. The Woy Woy scrum was proving strong and definitely were putting the Kariong pack under constant pressure. The first 25 minutes was developing into a dour battle, with neither team giving an inch. It was during this period that Kariong kicked a second penalty goal to reduce the Woy Woy lead to 7 points to 6, after 25 minutes. Kariong were probably having the better of play at this stage. Their backs were making

inroads through the middle of the field, and five-eight, Mitch Clay, and winger, Henry Ahovelo, made some excellent individual runs. This dominance was rewarded in the 33rd minute, when centre, Brent Bovis, crossed for a very good team try. The conversion of this try took Kariong to the lead by 13 points to 7. This was to remain the score at halftime, so at that stage, the match was very much any ones. Best players for Kariong at this stage were fiveeight, Mitch Clay, who was outstanding all match, lock, Robert Brown, Ahovelo and Blake Silvester. Kariong went further ahead only after a minute of the start of the second half. A break by Brown, saw Ahovelo make a 50 metre run down the sideline to score a very exciting try. Kariong had jumped to a handy 18 points to 7 lead after only a minute of the second half. However, they were not to score again in the match, despite some good attacking play. Much of the second half was a real arm wrestle. Woy Woy were gradually gaining a certain ascendancy in general play and did control much of the territory and possession in the final 20 minutes. They attacked constantly, trying to get back into the match, but some stoic defence by Kariong kept them at bay. Woy Woy finally broke

through when their No. 8, Alifeleti Atiola, crossed for his second try adjacent to the posts in the 31st minute. The conversion of this try had reduced the Kariong lead to 18 points to 14. It certainly made the final 10 minutes a most intense and torrid affair. Woy Woy continued to attack, but could not break through until very late in the match. It was in the final seconds, that Woy Woyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fokolulu Taumololo, was able to cross for the match winning try. These two teams, over the 80 minutes, were so evenly matched and both teams deserved to come out victors. It has been a great season for both teams, but it is Woy Woy who move on to the Preliminary Final. Terrigal were able to outlast Ourimbah in Premier 2, when they won the minor semi-final by 22 points to 5. It was a dour battle throughout with both teams content to make it a mainly forward struggle. Terrigal were able to wear the Ourimbah side down over the 70 minutes. Best players for Terrigal were fullback, Conor Lowndes, and lock, Phil Heard. While forwards, Blake Cavanagh and Mackenzie Stevens, were both rewarded with a try each. The Entrance were able to win the Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup minor semi-final, defeating Terrigal by 13 points to 11. There was absolutely nothing in this match from start to finish.

The scores were locked at 6 points apiece at halftime, so both teams knew a victory was on the cards. Both teams were able to score a try in the second half, but it was the conversion of their try that saw The Entrance secure the win. In what proved an intense game of rugby, Warnervale defeated Terrigal in the Under 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minor semi-final, by 33 points to 22. Warnervale got away to a great start, and it was not long before they had jumped to a 14 points to nil lead. They went to the halftime break leading by 19 points to 7, so everything seemed to be under control for Warnervale. However, great play by Terrigal saw them catch up and take the lead midway through the second half. Terrigal led by 22 points to 19, but two converted tries in the final 10 minutes saw Warnervale retake the lead and get the victory. It was an exciting game of rugby but it is Warnervale who continue on to the Preliminary Final. The inaugural semi-finals match in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rugby saw Avoca Beach prove too strong for Warnervale, and ran out winners by 36 points to 5. Avoca Beach scored 6 tries to 1, and were always in control. Best players for Avoca Beach were Elana Withnall, Summer Witt and Inge Visser. Source: Media release, Aug 26 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

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36 year old NSW long jump record broken

Katie Gunn now holds the NSW CHS Athletics girls 15 yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long jump record

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Year 10 student from Henry Kendall High School has broken a NSW Combined High Schools Athletics record that has stood since 1982. Henry Kendallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Katie Gunn broke the record in the 15 yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long jump event, setting a new record with a jump of

5.96m. The original record was held by legendary Australian long jumper, Nicole Boegman. Gunn also placed first in the 200m sprint and recorded a new personal best time of 24.93 seconds. Source: Website, Sep 7 Andrew Backhouse, Henry Kendall High School Facebook page

 

       

           

   


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Last chance to apply

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ederal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, has encouraged local sporting groups to apply for funding from a national $29.7m program, aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure.

The Community Sport Infrastructure grant program enables sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure in 2018-19. Wicks urged local sporting groups to consider projects that would help build participation in physical activity, community partnerships and inclusiveness. “Sporting facilities are vital for inspiring physical activity and health, but also for building community spirit and pride,” she said. “I encourage sport and

Terrigal’s Under 16’s Rugby Union team with the Buchan Shield

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community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance vital sporting facilities on the Central Coast. “Even the smallest of facility projects can have a big impact on boosting local business, economy, health and social cohesiveness. “Improving lighting, playing surfaces and accessibility for different ages and genders are just some of the ways sporting facilities can be made safer and more appealing.” The program is managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity. Applications will remain open until September 14 and more information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at the Sport Australia website. Source: Media release, Aug 22 Charlotte Bowcock, office of Lucy Wicks

Terrigal win Buchan Shield in Sam Webb selected a nail biter

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errigal High School Under 16 Boys’ Rugby Union team have won the NSW Combined High Schools Buchan Shield Competition for 2018. Terrigal faced Farrer Agricultural High School in the grand final of the competition and pulled off a stunning 29 to 28 point victory to claim the shield. “After being behind 21-5 at half time, the boys dug deep, clawing their way back into the

game and winning in the final minute. “Oliver Clements was named Player of the Final after scoring four tries. “Special mention also to, Phoenix Steinwede and Hugh Naven, on their outstanding performances. “Well done boys,” said Terrigal High School Principal, Tania Turik. Source: Website, Sep 11 Tania Turik, Terrigal High School homepage

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Gosford High School student has been selected to represent Australia in the Australian Under 19 Schools’ team, after a successful campaign with the NSW All-Schools Football team.

Year 12 student, Sam Webb, was a part of the successful NSW team which ended up taking out the competition. “Sam has brought great credit to himself, his family and our school, through being selected in the NSW AllSchools Football team.

“This team recently contested the national carnival where the NSW All-Schools team was victorious, beating team QLD in the final,” said Gosford High School Principal, Tony Rudd. “As a result of his performances at that carnival, Sam has now been selected to represent in the Australian Under 19 Schools Team, which will tour the United Kingdom in January 2019. “Congratulations Sam,” Rudd said. Source: Website, Aug 28 Tony Rudd, Gosford High School Facebook page


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Two Heart teams to compete in netball finals for the first time

The CC Heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lauren Moore in action

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he regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier netball team, Central Coast Heart, has had its best ever season, with the Opens and Under 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams finishing second and third on their respective ladders at the end of the Samsung Premier League season.

Both teams will now compete, for the very first time, in the final series, commencing from September 12. Central Coast Heart defender, Lauren Moore, has been named in the NSW Swifts team for the 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season. Moore started playing netball with the Wyong District Netball Association and was then

The CC Heart 2018 Premier League squad

selected to represent NSW in the Under 17 and Under 19 teams. Most recently, as well as playing for Central Coast Heart, Moore was a member of the NSW Institute of Sport team that finished fourth in the 2018 Super Club competition in New Zealand. The Netball NSW Premier League is an elite platform for

  

the best current and emerging talent in the state, and acts as a feeder competition to identify players for the Australian Netball League and Suncorp Super Netball. The standard of netball in the Premier League is extremely high, with the Central Coast Heart Open team coming up against current New Zealand representative and

Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Maria Folau, in the final round of the competition earlier this month. To coincide with these best ever results, Chair of Central Coast Heart, Samantha Gribble, said that she was excited to announce the Imperial Centre at Gosford as a bronze partner of Central Coast Heart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Imperial Centre joins

our foundation partners, Central Coast Leagues and the local community branches of Bendigo Bank, in supporting netball from grass roots to the elite level across the Coast,â&#x20AC;? Gribble said. Source: Media release, Sep 10 Brownyn Rumbel, Central Coast Heart


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