11 November 2019
Young artist aims to raise $5000 for support service Edna celebrates her 100th birthday Umina resident Ms Edna Taylor celebrated her 100th birthday on October 20. “I’ve had such a wonderful life and can’t believe I made it to 100,” she said. The daughter of a World War I Anzac, Ms Taylor lives in the Jack Aldous House at Peninsula Village. “I was lucky enough to share my birthday with all my family and friends from Jack Aldous House as well as the staff at the village,” Ms Taylor said. Ms Taylor joins eight other
centenarians at the village: Ms Beatrice Abrahams, Ms Norma Petersen, Ms Frances Dawson, Mr George Jackson, Ms Dorothy Callister, Mr Gordon Briggs, Ms Joy Lewis and Ms Phyliss Hill. Peninsula Villages chief executive Mr Shane Neaves said he believed that maintaining an environment of inclusion, independence and support was crucial to longevity in full-time care. “There are not many places where you’ll find nine centenarians living at the same address.
“We’re in the middle of a process where we are changing our care methodologies and we think it’s going to really improve the experience here at Peninsula Villages,” he said. “People are living longer and moving into residential aged care at a later age which means we are adapting our services and our models of care to ensure we can cater for our community of seniors now and long into the future.” SOURCE: Website, 24 Oct 2019 Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages
Two marine rescues near Lion Island Marine Rescue Central Coast conducted two rescues off Lion Island on October 31. A yacht and a runabout were rescued in quick succession late on the Thursday afternoon. At around 3:30pm, a 26ft trailer sailer called for assistance after losing steering and power in Broken Bay. The conditions were choppy with a stiff north-easterly blowing the yacht close to the rocks at Lion Island. Their small auxiliary motor could do little in the conditions, but they were able to hoist a jury rig while waiting for rescue crew to arrive. The rescue service boat Central Coast 21, skippered by Mr Mark Sheehan and crewed by Mr Alan Harvey, raced to the scene taking the vessel in tow for the long haul back to Lions Park. Just after rounding the western side of the island another call came in from a runabout which was on the northern side, having also lost power and drifting dangerously towards the rocks. Watch officer Mr Duncan Coles
contacted Marine Rescue Terry Hills and Broken Bay Water Police to see if any other vessels were in the area. With no quick solution available, it was decided that Central Coast 21 would take the first vessel to anchor in the safety of Iron Ladder and then return to assist the runabout. As Central Coast 21 raced back
to the runabout, the vessel was able to flag down a passing boat which took it in tow. Central Coast 21 shadowed the tow in the choppy conditions before returning to the yacht and continuing with its tow to Lions Park. SOURCE: Media release, 3 Nov 2019 Mitch Giles, Central Coast Marine Rescue
An 11-year-old Point Clare girl who has benefited from a support service in Woy Woy for siblings of people with special needs is aiming to raise $5000 to help fund the program. Courtney Cottle is big sister to Harmoni, who has autism. Growing up as part of her sister’s support network, Courtney has faced challenges other children do not have to face. She has attended the siblings program offered by Coastwide Therapy Services in Woy Woy, and has raised money previously for the service. The program connects siblings of special needs children with one another, providing them the opportunity to talk about some of the issues they face at home. It also focuses on teaching these children coping mechanisms and other strategies for dealing with feelings of isolation, stress and resentment under the guidance of a psychologist. “The sibling program helped me cope with some big changes in my life after Harmoni was diagnosed, and when I learnt it was stopping, I knew I wanted to help it get back up and running,” Courtney said. “We are all going through things and it’s important that we all lift each other up, not bring each other down.” Art has always been a passion of Courtney’s and she’s now putting her creativity towards a cause as she prepares to hold a fundraising exhibition at The Entrance Gallery. Courtney’s exhibition, “The Girl”, is an expanded version an exhibition which was held in Point Clare in April. It will feature new paintings and sculptural pieces and will act as a multi-media installation where guests are given a sneak peek into the life of ‘the girl’. “My art is an expression of a time when I felt unsupported and I think many people can relate to that feeling,” Courtney said.
Courtney is hoping to raise $5000 from the exhibition to donate to Coastwide to directly fund the program and has already raised just under $2000 from the first exhibition. As part of the exhibition, Courtney and her siblings have also created over 300 rocks which will be hidden around the Coast in the lead up to opening night. The rocks have been decorated with different artworks and have information about ‘the girl’ on them. “Anyone that finds a rock should bring it to the exhibition. “It will help you discover the girl’s secret,” Courtney said. The girl’s secret is a hidden phrase that guests will be challenged to guess after viewing the exhibition. Those who guess successfully will have a chance at winning prizes. The exhibition will open at The Entrance Gallery at The Entrance Community Centre from 7pm on November 22 and will run until December 21. SOURCE: Media release, 29 Oct 2019 Vanessa Cottle, Point Clare Interview (Dilon Luke), 30 Oct 2019 Courtney Cottle, Point Clare
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Dredging of Lobster Beach next, says committee The dredging at Half Tide works has been a floating line to tide with adequate safety margins, Rocks will soon move on shore opposite Half Tide Rocks to so this work will be critical.” Mr Allsop said the original to Lobster Beach says take the dredged sand as a slurry Wagstaff-Killcare Community to pipes buried past Ettalong Point problem of the channel being and Ocean Beach. blocked at Little Box Head was Association president Mr “Wet sand has been deposited largely resolved, but attention Mike Allsop, who is also chair along the dune line on the would still be required for ongoing of the Peninsula Waterways beach, allowed to settle and dry, maintenance from time to time Committee. then distributed by earthmoving given the dynamic nature of the Mr Allsop said that over the last couple of months residents would have seen their “favourite dredge” anchored to the north side of Half Tide Rocks. “When conditions permit, it has been trimming the channel in that area to meet the design depth and profile for deeper keeled vessels as well as the ferry,” Mr Allsop said. “This area was not addressed last year as part of the emergency works delivered by the State Government, and is now being funded by a joint Council-State Government program. “A feature of this stage of the
equipment.” Mr Allsop said Central Coast Council had been instrumental in the design and execution of the beach works, informed by various professional studies into sand movement patterns, which, he said, would always be there. “The dredge is due to complete its work at Half Tide Rocks shortly, and will then relocate to the Lobster Beach area to properly widen the channel to allow vessels to pass in opposite directions. “The current situation is too narrow to permit two large vessels to pass one another on a running
sand banks in the whole area. He said the association was “very supportive” of the joint program executed by Council and the State Government to keep the waterway open and safe for all users, and especially for continued operation of ferry services. “The Peninsula Waterways Committee which I chair is active in maintaining a solid track of the status of waterways works and in encouraging all the authorities involved to stand by their commitments,” he said.
SOURCE: Newsletter, 1 Oct, 2019 Mike Allsop, WTKCA
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Kibbleplex to be demolished as stage 1 of $345M development
New tea house open Peninsula Village has residents. The official opening included a officially opened its new Tea House, outdoor deck and ribbon cutting and a toast to the new area. surrounding area. The project has been in progress for more than six months. Staff and residents of Peninsula Village were joined for he opening on Tuesday, October 1, by children from the Umina Kids Club and Wallaby St Early Learning Centre. Central Coast Councillor Chris Holstein attended, along with members of the board of management and families of the
The event included a ceremony to “launch” Tim the turtle back into his home in the revamped Tea House pond. A town crier was on hand to help officially welcome Tim the Turtle and his fish friends back to the Village with the help of the children.
SOURCE: Website, 3 Oct 2019 Shane Neaves, Peninsula Village
Peninsula should speak up about planning, says Smith The council adopted the ward Deputy mayor Cr Jane Smith has urged the Peninsula approach at its October 8 meeting, community to have a say accepting the motion from Cr about planning for the future Smith. It agreed to hold community of the area. Cr Smith said it was generally agreed that renewal was needed on the Peninsula but the community needed a strong voice about where they wanted things such as open space, commercial, industrial and residential areas and transport infrastructure needs. “I think that the Peninsula is an area that does have constraints,’’ she said, citing the two roads going in and going out of the area. Cr Smith was successful in getting Central Coast Council to adopt a ward-based approach to the Local Strategic Planning Statement that by law Council must adopt by July next year. The statement, when adopted, will become the 20-year land use planning vision for the local government area. The statement would aim to highlight where council wants such things as open space, residential areas and commercial and industrial areas.
engagement meetings in each ward to discuss the statement which will become the primary strategic tool to express the desired future of an area. She said the statement would need to look at the capacity for growth in the areas and whether the roads were a limiting factor. She said the statement would give the high level direction for all five wards and the Comprehensive Local Environment Plan would provide the rules. Cr Smith said it was her personal view that council needed to work on the Statement before making any dramatic changes to the Local Environment Plan. With the decision to adopt the ward approach, council’s chief executive officer Mr Gary Murphy will provide a recommended process by which the ward councillors are given an opportunity to participate in the preparation of the provisions of those parts of the
statement that deal with their ward. Mr Murphy will provide a monthly councillor planning workshop so interested councillors could be provided with information and updates on planning matters such as the statement, strategic planning processes, development proposals and other relevant matters. Cr Smith’s motion included documentation that quoted the NSW Department of Planning which said the government included provisions to give recently amalgamated councils the option
to address matters by ward in their first planning statement. “This approach would help ensure the strategic priorities and local character of the former councils would be adequately considered in the development of the new council’s strategic vision,’’ the Department of Planning website stated. “This would be particularly relevant while new councils are developing a new consolidated Local Environment Plan for the amalgamated area.” Council is working on a new consolidated plan for the Coast as well as a comprehensive plan. In July, when she was still mayor, Cr Smith put forward a mayoral minute to the council in an attempt to get the council staff to concentrate on work on the new comprehensive local environment plan rather than consolidating the plans from the two former Wyong and Gosford plans. Her mayoral minute was not adopted but was amended to councillors holding a workshop to discuss the implications of the proposed consolidated plan, to
consider public submissions, and to discuss the process for the comprehensive plan, including the community engagement process. That workshop has taken place but the outcomes have not been made public. The decision taken at the July 22 meeting did not include the tabling of any of the discussions. The draft consolidated local environment plan will be presented to the council, possibly before the end of the year. The council’s draft urban spatial plan, currently out on public exhibition until October 24, is a framework for the Local Strategic Planning Statement. At its July 22 meeting, the councillors noted that this in effect commenced the process of developing a comprehensive local environment plan and the Development Control Plan for the coast. SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 7.2, 8 Oct 2019 Interview (Merilyn Vale), 10 Oct, 2019 Cr Jane Smith, Central Coast Council
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he old Kibbleplex building in the heart of Gosford will be transformed into a $345.4M five tower residential and retail development within 10 years if the Lederer Group is successful with its latest Development Application, lodged with the State Planning Department for consideration as a State
An artist’s impression of how the development will look from Kibble park
An aerial view of the proposed site
Significant Development. the Kibbleplex site and the housing more than 700 the DA estimates that the 2036; and help create a more The Lederer Group has developed a masterplan for the site, which would be developed in six stages, with the DA for the first stage, which involves site and vegetation clearing at a cost of $3.6M, on exhibition until November 7. The plan is a revisited and slim-lined version of Lederer’s initial 2016 Gosford Alive project, which involved redevelopment of
Imperial Centre and was withdrawn in March 2018, with planning restrictions for the CBD in a state of flux. In October 2018, planning for the site recommenced, with the core project team of Lederer (proponent), Buchan Group (architect) and Mecone (planning) considering a range of options for the Kibbleplex site. The preferred option would see five residential towers
apartments sited above and behind layered retail podiums fronting Kibble Park, providing a gradual transition from the park to the ridgeline behind Albany St North. The towers would range from 20-30 storeys and would be topped by elevated gardens. DAs for the construction of the towers themselves will be lodged in increments following clearing of the site. Documentation lodged with
project will provide 500 direct and indirect jobs. Basement and above-ground carparks would provide around 1,014 parking spaces with access points in William St, Donnison St and Albany St North. The masterplan says the project aims to: support the growth of the Gosford CBD; help meet the region’s projected housing demand of 41,500 additional dwellings by
attractive and safer city centre. Great care has been taken to prevent overshadowing of Kibble Park in the design process, with at least 60 per cent of the park to receive four hours of direct sunlight between 9am and 3pm on the winter solstice. Source: NSW Department of Planning website, Oct 15
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220,000 solar panels to be installed on Delta Electricity’s coal ash dam
ews of a power partnership in a $75M solar project on Delta Electricity’s coal ash dam, comes only two weeks after the announcement of a Parliamentary Inquiry into rehabilitation of ash dams at coal fired power stations. One of the Inquiry’s criteria is to investigate site remediation and re-purposing of the land, and this Delta Electricity solar project is a good example of repurposing, according to the NSW Department of Environment and Planning. Coal ash from the Vales Point Power Station has been dumped in a huge dam area off Ruttleys Rd since the power station opened in the 1960s. Over the years the ash dam has been capped with soil and other landfill as well as replanting with native grasses. The solar field will be on about 80ha of the rehabilitated portion of the 524ha ash dam, within the 1,730ha Vales Point power station landholding. The $75M project will create 100 construction jobs and five full-time ongoing positions. Community feedback about the project has been generally positive as a good use of the rehabilitated areas of the ash dam. An evaluation report
The brown shaded area is the solar farm area within the ash dam boundary depicted by the yellow broken line (including Mannering Lake in the bottom left of the boundary). Electricity transmission lines are shown in pink by NSW Department of is likely to ecological clean electricity annually, and federal government Planning and Environment communities, migratory which is enough to power renewable energy said even though species and, particularly, about 20,000 homes targets. some environmental threatened species, and and save up to 116,000 This innovative project impacts were identified, even though wading tonnes of greenhouse will pioneer in Australia a such as temporary birds use the saltmarsh, gas emissions a year. fully ballasted system to traffic inconvenience, it was not considered Independent power anchor the solar panels, ecological impacts, a “critical” habitat, the producer and investment where traditional driven construction noise and report said. company, Enernet Global, or screw piles are not vibration, they had been Safety improvements and Delta Electricity, have possible, such as the avoided or minimised, and road upgrades signed a power purchase rehabilitated ash dam wherever possible, will take place at the agreement for the sale of surface. through design and access off Ruttleys Rd, 87GWh of energy from Delta Electricity CEO, mitigation measures. Mannering Park, with the 62MW solar farm. Greg Everett, said The report said the dedicated turning lanes Enernet will finance other advantages for beneficial effects of from both directions into and construct the solar establishing a solar farm renewable energy the property. farm and sell the power to at Vales Point was the generation, on land Construction will start Delta, who will distribute proximity to an existing unsuitable for any other in the second quarter of it through the national grid connection and development, was 2020 and be operational electricity grid. already being in the considered to outweigh by the end of the year. Delta will also use land-use zone for power the mostly temporary There will be about power from the solar generation. adverse impacts and 220,000 solar panels, farm in its retail business, “The partnership with risks associated with the 2.4m high, which will ensuring a significant Enernet recognises project. generate 120,000MW of contribution to state that both dispatchable No significant impact
power and low emission technologies have a role to play in supporting an affordable, reliable and sustainable national electricity grid,” he said. “Vales Point (power station) is an example of how both technologies can be co-located and integrated into the grid,” Everett said. Vales Point solar farm will have an estimated life of 30 years when it would either be rejuvenated or decommissioned. Solar projects are highly reversible after decommissioning, with all above-ground infrastructure able to be removed. Over the next 18 years, Vales Point will be one of four NSW coal-fired power stations to close, and this transition to solar energy will add to NSW’s five major renewable power projects, one of which is the largest solar farm in Australia. Enernet Global President, Paul Matthews, said Vales Point solar farm would pave the way for his company to deliver similar plants in other challenging sites across Australia, including other ash dam sites, mining tailings dams and landfill sites.
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Source: Environment Impact Statement NSW Dept Planning & Environment Media statements, Oct 21 Delta Electricity and Enernet Media release, Oct 17 Delta Electricity Journalist, Sue Murray
28 October 2019
Bowling club celebrates Kitty’s birthday Everglades Bowling Club celebrated a milestone birthday of women’s club member Ms Kitty Patterson who turned 95 recently.
Club publicity officer Ms Fay Bond said: “Kitty did not start playing Bowls until she was in her mid-70s and is still going strong. “She plays every Tuesday and sometimes on the weekend as well. “She enters all the
championships and has been a team member in the yearly pennant competition. “Kitty has served on the Social Committee for the past 10 years,” Ms Bond said. More than 50 of her clubmates gathered at the club on October 15 to celebrate her birthday and enjoy a day of bowls. SOURCE: Media release, 22 Oct 2019 Fay Bond, Everglades Country Club
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New Woy Woy wharf plans announced Central Coast Council has announced its plans to redevelop Woy Woy wharf. The $5.32 million redevelopment is the largest wharf project undertaken by Council. Its design features a floating pontoon to adapt to most tide and weather conditions. Council director Mr Boris Bolgoff said the new wharf would deliver substantial benefits for Woy Woy and the Central Coast. “Accessibility for community members who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices has been a priority throughout the design process,” he said. The new wharf would include a wheelchair lifting facility on the pontoon for recreational boat users. It would also include solar lighting, a covered gangway and passenger shelter, decking made from recycled plastic and a dedicated fishing wharf. The pathway along part of The
Boulevarde and Brisbane Water Dr would be widened and include a cantilevered section. Landscaping would include established salt-water-tolerant trees and benches would be provided with mobile phone charging capability. Mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said: “The new Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf will deliver far reaching benefits for the Woy Woy community, residents who use ferry services to commute and the broader Central Coast community. “Thanks to a significant funding injection form the NSW Government, Council will deliver a wharf that will become a major attraction for locals and tourists alike.” The project will receive $3.99 million from the NSW Government’s Regional Communities Development Fund The council reported Deputy Premier Mr John Barilaro as saying: “The rejuvenation of the
rundown Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf will help make the Woy Woy waterfront precinct accessible for all, while taking car pressure off local streets and ensuring local residents can keep enjoying a tranquil beach lifestyle.” Ferry services will use the adjacent commercial wharf during the construction period and will continue as scheduled. Residents can have their say on the new Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf through a consultation running from Monday, October 28, to Monday, December 2. Feedback can be provided by attending drop-in information sessions on Thursday, November 21 at 10am-2pm or 4-7.30pm at the Country Women’s Association hall, opposite the wharf in The Boulevarde, Woy Woy or by visiting the council website yourvoiceourcoast.com/Lets-TalkWoy-Woy SOURCE: Media release, 25 Oct 2019 Boris Bolgoff, Central Coast Council
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Allegations of corruption found to be unwarranted F
ormer NSW Police Minister and Minister for the Central Coast, Michael Gallacher, is holding out for an apology from the State Government, after allegations of corruption which forced him out of Parliament in 2017 have been found to have been unwarranted. Gallacher, who lives at Terrigal, said he had been through “five years of personal hell” since Counsel Assisting an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigation in 2014, Geoffrey Watson, implied, while
Labor MP, Ron Hoenig, to tell State Parliament’s oversight committee on October 18 this year that the matter, over which Gallacher had “suffered severely”, could also be seen as “an attack on the entire democratic fabric of the State”. McClintock’s 2018 letter said that he had a “very, very considerable degree of sympathy” for Gallacher and felt that what happened to him was “wrong and unfair”, comments which he reinforced on October 18. He also confirmed that no finding of corrupt conduct had been made against Gallacher. The upshot is that allegations
The upshot is that allegations of corruption were made with no substantiating evidence and Gallacher’s career was left in tatters. questioning a witness, that Gallacher had been complicit in hatching “a corrupt scheme to make donations to the Liberal Party”. No evidence was produced, but the accusation alone was enough to see Gallacher dumped from the Liberal Party front bench following an illustrious career and forced to serve the next three years as a cross bencher, until he resigned from Parliament in 2017. A letter from ICAC Inspector, Bruce McClintock to Gallacher, in August, 2018, has prompted
of corruption were made with no substantiating evidence and Gallacher’s career was left in tatters. And now that it has been publicly stated that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing, Gallacher wants to see his good name restored with a formal public apology in Parliament. “That initial period following the allegations was very difficult,” Gallacher said. “We have lived on the Coast for almost 40 years and as we moved around the community, I was constantly defending
were crucial to us. great things all around the “There were some people country,” he said. locally who knew what I stood “I hope to be there for many for and never stepped away, years to come.” but others ran away, and at the After almost 40 years of end of the day, we decided that public service, firstly 16 and they weren’t worth knowing.” a half years as a police officer
Gallacher said he had been given the choice to resign from Cabinet following the allegations or be sacked.
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myself even though I knew that I had done nothing wrong. “Four weeks after I was forced to resign, my wife was diagnosed with cancer. “That period had an impact on all of us. “Some of my family and former staff needed help dealing with the trauma. “My wife is now well after a series of significant operations and my son and daughter drew on their strength to get through that time and have now gone on to wonderful careers. “But it was horrific to be constantly reading about yourself in the papers and being told that you were not
allowed to discuss the matter. “I felt like I was caught in a spider’s web. “It was like a nightmare where you’re calling out for help but nobody comes. “My wife and I got to the point where we just didn’t go out.” The Gallachers found solace with their friends from Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club where they have been volunteers for many years. “Our only sanctuary was to go out on patrols wearing caps and sunglasses,” Gallacher said. “Our friends at the surf club
Gallacher said he had been given the choice to resign from Cabinet following the allegations or be sacked. “That period of almost three years on the cross bench as an Independent was quite surreal. “I felt humiliated and isolated,” he said. “Many people have terrible experiences, but they are usually in private. “I was constantly in the public gaze. “But I still went ahead and did what I had to do. “It was not in my DNA to just quit and I believed that eventually the truth would come out.” The truth was a long time coming, and when it became clear to Gallacher that he would never go back into Cabinet, he looked externally and is now CEO of Ports Australia. “Despite some of the rumours, I found the job for myself, on Seek, and I now work for a wonderful organisation which is doing
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involved in investigating corruption and undercover work, and then 21 years in Parliament, Gallacher says it is “entirely appropriate” that the government issue an apology. Although ICAC was restructured in 2015 after the High Court found that it had been exceeding its jurisdiction, concerns remain about the process. “I used to believe in what ICAC was doing and I still believe you need to investigate, but it needs to be done within the confines of the law,” Gallacher said. “I no longer believe in public hearings while there are no protections around people having their reputations destroyed despite there being no findings of inappropriate behaviour at the end.” Source: Parliament of NSW website, Oct 25 Interview, Mike Gallacher, Oct 25 Reporter: Terry Collins
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Drinking Water Catchments Protection Bill could see the end of Wallarah 2 Edna celebrates her 100th birthday
An 11-year-old Point Clare girl who has benefited from a support service in Woy Woy for siblings of people with special needs is aiming to “We’re in the middle of a raise $5000 to help fund the Umina resident Ms Edna centenarians at the village: Ms Taylor celebrated her 100th Beatrice Abrahams, Ms Norma process where we are changing program. Petersen, Ms Frances Dawson, our care methodologies and we birthday on October 20. Courtney Cottle is big sister to
he timely release of a State Government Inquiry, revealing adverse effects of mining in the Sydney drinking water catchment, should add significant clout to the Central Coast Drinking Water Catchments Protection Bill 2019, introduced by NSW Greens. Central Coast Greens MLC, Abigail Boyd, introduced the Bill to the NSW Parliament Upper House in October and it is due to be debated on November 21. “If passed, this Bill will protect our drinking water here on the Central Coast and prevent the Wallarah 2 coal mine from proceeding,” she said. Boyd, also the NSW Greens spokesperson on Mining, Coal and Coal Seam Gas, said the Bill would protect the Central Coast drinking water by imposing a moratorium on mining and mining related activities in the following catchments: Mangrove Mountain Creek dam and weir, Mooney Mooney dam, Ourimbah Creek, Porters Creek, Wyong River as well as land where surface water drains to those places. “The Wallarah 2 coal mine will consume gigalitres of our drinking water supply
“I’ve had such a wonderful life and can’t believe I made it to 100,” she said. The daughter of a World War I Anzac, Ms Taylor lives in the Jack Aldous House at Peninsula Village. “I was lucky enough to share my birthday with all my family and friends from Jack Aldous House as well as the staff at the village,” Ms Taylor said. Ms Taylor joins eight other
Mr George Jackson, Ms Dorothy Callister, Mr Gordon Briggs, Ms Joy Lewis and Ms Phyliss Hill. Peninsula Villages chief executive Mr Shane Neaves said he believed that maintaining an environment of inclusion, independence and support was crucial to longevity in full-time care. “There are not many places where you’ll find nine centenarians living at the same address.
think it’s going to really improve the experience here at Peninsula Villages,” he said. “People are living longer and moving into residential aged care at a later age which means we are adapting our services and our models of care to ensure we can cater for our community of seniors now and long into the future.”
SOURCE: Website, 24 Oct 2019 Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages
Two marine rescues near Lion Island Marine Rescue Central Coast conducted two rescues off Lion Island on October 31.
and threatens its contamination, with clean up possibly taking up to 30 years,” said Boyd. “It poses significant threats to the waterways that form the Central Coast water supply system at a time when our water reserves are already being depleted at an alarming rate across the state. “The Sydney and Illawarra water catchments already have the benefit of special protections and are within the remit of Water NSW. “So why not the Central Coast? “The Liberal-National
The Community Environmental AlIiance rally in Wyong, protesting the Wallarah 2 coal mine Government defends its promise that the Liberals and ensure that mining mining approvals process would not approve leases and exploration despite it having led to Wallarah 2. permits reflect that a longwall mine being “Protecting the Central common sense’. permitted in the drinking Coast from Wallarah 2 ‘No ifs, not buts’, a water catchment of over was the subject of an guarantee, said Boyd. 340,000 people. election promise from the “Prior to the 2011 “They defend that Liberal Party in 2007 and election it was also stated process despite it 2011, and the Labor Party in Liberal Party policy resulting in a mining in 2015. that there would be no company being allowed to “In a statement that coal mining in the Wyong discharge recycled mine the Liberal Party will not water catchment valleys. water into that drinking be allowed to forget, “Almost a decade water catchment. on February 28, 2008, after the ‘no ifs, no “Nowhere else in the Barry O’Farrell, (then buts’ guarantee given world would this be leader of the Opposition), to the Central Coast allowed to happen.” addressing a rally against community, in the face During her speech the Wallarah 2 coal mine, of sustained community introducing the Bill, Boyd said the next Liberal opposition and the slammed the Liberal Government: ‘will ensure evidence mounting Party over the approval, that mining will not occur about the dangers of bringing up Barry on the Coast or in any invasive, destructive, O’Farrell’s now infamous water catchment area water intensive longwall
mining, this Bill gives the government the chance to finally make good on the Liberal’s promise,” Boyd continued. Boyd also criticised the Liberals for putting the onus on the mine operator, Kores, to ensure the catchment is not polluted. “The government will say that the 200-plus conditions placed on the mine, that rely on Kores to do the right thing and ensure they don’t accidently pollute or deplete the drinking water, is sufficient protection.
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A yacht and a runabout were rescued in quick succession late on the Thursday afternoon. At around 3:30pm, a 26ft trailer sailer called for assistance after losing steering and power in Broken Bay. The conditions were choppy with a stiff north-easterly blowing the yacht close to the rocks at Lion Island. Their small auxiliary motor could do little in the conditions, but they were able to hoist a jury rig while waiting for rescue crew to arrive. The rescue service boat Central Coast 21, skippered by Mr Mark Sheehan and crewed by Mr Alan Harvey, raced to the scene taking the vessel in tow for the long haul back to Lions Park. Just after rounding the western side of the island another call came in from a runabout which was on the northern side, having also lost power and drifting dangerously towards the rocks. Watch officer Mr Duncan Coles
contacted Marine Rescue Terry Hills and Broken Bay Water Police to see if any other vessels were in the area. With no quick solution available, it was decided that Central Coast 21 would take the first vessel to anchor in the safety of Iron Ladder and then return to assist the runabout. As Central Coast 21 raced back to the runabout, the vessel was
able to flag down a passing boat which took it in tow. Central Coast 21 shadowed the tow in the choppy conditions before returning to the yacht and continuing with its tow to Lions Park. SOURCE: Media release, 3 Nov 2019 Mitch Giles, Central Coast Marine Rescue
Harmoni, who has autism. Growing up as part of her sister’s support network, Courtney has faced challenges other children do not have to face. She has attended the siblings program offered by Coastwide Therapy Services in Woy Woy, and has raised money previously for the service. The program connects siblings of special needs children with one another, providing them the opportunity to talk about some of the issues they face at home. It also focuses on teaching these children coping mechanisms and other strategies for dealing with feelings of isolation, stress and resentment under the guidance of a psychologist. “The sibling program helped me cope with some big changes in my life after Harmoni was diagnosed, and when I learnt it was stopping, I knew I wanted to help it get back up and running,” Courtney said. “We are all going through things and it’s important that we all lift each other up, not bring each other down.” Art has always been a passion of Courtney’s and she’s now putting her creativity towards a cause as she prepares to hold a fundraising exhibition at The Entrance Gallery. Courtney’s exhibition, “The Girl”, is an expanded version an exhibition which was held in Point Clare in April. It will feature new paintings and sculptural pieces and will act as a multi-media installation where guests are given a sneak peek into the life of ‘the girl’. “My art is an expression of a time when I felt unsupported and I think many people can relate to that feeling,” Courtney said.
/centralcoastnewspapers Courtney is hoping to raise $5000 from the exhibition to donate to Coastwide to directly fund the program and has already raised just under $2000 from the first exhibition. As part of the exhibition, Courtney and her siblings have also created over 300 rocks which will be hidden around the Coast in the lead up to opening night. The rocks have been decorated with different artworks and have information about ‘the girl’ on them. “Anyone that finds a rock should bring it to the exhibition. “It will help you discover the girl’s secret,” Courtney said. The girl’s secret is a hidden phrase that guests will be challenged to guess after viewing the exhibition. Those who guess successfully will have a chance at winning prizes. The exhibition will open at The Entrance Gallery at The Entrance Community Centre from 7pm on November 22 and will run until December 21. SOURCE: Media release, 29 Oct 2019 Vanessa Cottle, Point Clare Interview (Dilon Luke), 30 Oct 2019 Courtney Cottle, Point Clare
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Tawny Frogmouth population under threat, say carers The Tawny Frogmouth population of Pearl Beach is under threat, with 10 deaths in the last year, according to a pair of local wildlife carers. Wildlife Arc carers Mr Michael Dahlstrom and Ms Augusta Miller say the most recent deaths were a healthy breeding pair killed by a domestic cat in late October. The carers, who specialise in Tawny Frogmouths, are now caring for a surviving chick, which Ms Miller named Spoon after it spooned itself into her hand when it came into their care. The orphaned female suffered extensive wounds following the attack, but the couple are hopeful she will make a full recovery. According to Mr Dahlstrom, the initial prognosis was poor with only Ms Miller believing Spoon would pull through. “It wasn’t looking good when she first came to us. “The bacteria in cat saliva is toxic to birds and she had been bitten multiple times, so I didn’t have much hope,” he said. But Ms Miller spent a week administering around the clock care and a course of antibiotics to the chick and, while she isn’t completely out of the woods, Spoon’s future looks bright. They said Tawny Frogmouths were threatened by domestic pets, collisions with cars, poisoning and habitat loss.
Mr Dahlstrom said Pearl Beach’s population in particular had an extremely high mortality rate with the carers now concerned that releasing Tawny’s back into the area could be a death sentence, with the decision already made to release Spoon elsewhere when the bird is able to fend for herself. “For Pearl Beach, car collisions
are a major problem. “Tawny’s get struck by cars while hunting. “They get disoriented by headlights and then don’t react in time to avoid getting hit,” Mr Dahlstrom said. Tawny’s on the ground don’t fare any better. “A Tawny on the ground will
rely on its natural camouflage as its defence (they bear a striking resemblance to tree bark), but if they’re on the road that won’t help them,” Mr Dahlstrom said. Mr Dahlstrom said the birds also suffered from secondary poisoning as a result of snail and rodent poison. “If you’re using either of those
poisons, you’re killing birds,” he said. Domestic cats were also notoriously problematic for native wildlife around Pearl Beach. “As a wildlife carer it is really quite horrifying having to clean up after someone’s cat or dog has just decimated a native species,” he said. Mr Dahlstrom also noted that the recent push to have koalas introduced to Pearl Beach could be disastrous given the number of cats left unchecked. Mr Dahlstrom said the other big issue facing the birds was the well-meaning people that separate parents from fledglings. “We have almost a dozen Tawny chicks in our care at the moment and only three of them actually needed care, the rest were just fledglings that had fallen from the nest or failed their first flight,” he said. According to Mr Dahlstrom, delivering these birds to vets was actually doing more harm than good. “The best place for a Tawny chick is with mum and dad. “If a fledgling is on the ground, its parents are nearby.” SOURCE: Social media, 29 Oct 2019 Interview (Dilon Luke) and photos, 6 Nov 2019 Michael Dahlstrom, Wildlife Arc
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Heritage study being prepared for Woy Woy A heritage study for Woy Woy is being prepared by Central Coast Council to review existing heritage items and to include any new items nominated by the community and professional heritage experts. Heritage items represent the places and landscapes that a community values, that tell stories about our history and that help
define our local character and identity. A description of the proposed heritage study on Council’s website said there were 17 heritage items in the Woy Woy area, identified in Schedule 5 of the Gosford Local Environmental Plan, and there was one State-listed item, being the Woy Woy railway tunnel. Local heritage items included Noonan’s and Mrs Wilson’s shops, on Blackwall Rd and Railway St
respectively, the Bayview Hotel as well as the fire station and residence and the former council chambers. There was one local archaeological heritage site, being the brick wharf adjacent the reserve at the eastern end of Brickwharf Rd. The website stated that all nominations received would be reviewed by Council’s heritage officer and an independent
heritage consultant who would also be conducting the heritage study. It said that, following further community consultation, a final list of recommended potential heritage items will be determined at a Council meeting. An item or site listed as being of heritage significance would require development consent for any works, alterations, additions or demolition, it said. Council offered a free heritage
advisory service as well as a heritage grants scheme for financial assistance for heritage projects up to $5000 per annum. Council’s website yourvoiceourcoast.com has an interactive map and a survey and new nominations can be made until December 2. SOURCE: Website, 6 Nov 2019 Central Coast Heritage Study, Central Coast Council
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Thursday, 28 Nov, 2019 6:30 - 8:30pm Nature is diverse, Staff Common Room, School of Applied Sciences, Ourimbah Campus connected, This will be our End of Year get-together- so come along to interdependent, have a drink together and celebrate the achievements of the
restorative, and regenerative which has with time generated resilient communities of species and natural wonder. Those of us who do enjoy spending time in our natural environment would recognise this quality about being human, we are aware of nature’s beauty and bounty. Our human communities must learn once more to practice the art of ‘localism’. First Australians practiced it for tens of thousands of years, in which most of the interactions were local and regional. Buying, selling, trading sources of food and natures gifts. Recognising, our reliance on one another and our bioregional communities as essential for building regenerative communities into the future. This summer, we are inviting members of our Central Coast community to share with us your written posts/blogs and photos in our competition: ‘What’s your nature?’ I’ll get us started. “My nature on the Central Coast is Maitland Bay bush track down to the water at Bouddi National Park. Why? The serenity and best of both worlds, the land and the sea. The seclusion and quiet is calming, yet I never feel isolated.” Share with us your photos, blogs of your nature from across the Central Coast and why you have chosen it as your nature? We will share the winning entries over the summer months on our CEN website, social and print media. Let’s share our connection to our natural environment to regenerate and restore what in fact makes us human - nature. See CEN website www.cen.org.au for details. Hale Adasal CEN Chairperson
past year. We will also present the 2019 BAT Awards and CEN Staff will give a brief update on their activities for the year. $10 donation appreciated to assist with catering Please RSVP for catering purposes by Friday, 22 Nov www.cen.org.au/events
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS- CEN BAT AWARD 2019 Do you know somebody who has …stood their ground at the crease?….. deflected the assault from their opponents? …..and has remained steadfast in protecting their wicket?…. all in the interests of the environment….then we would like to acknowledge them as part of the team. CEN is calling for nominations for the following Annual Awards: • Most outstanding all rounder – to a person or group who has put in a valiant effort on behalf of the environment / sustainability. • Most outstanding community based organisation – to a group that has worked tirelessly on behalf of the environment / sustainability
• Rookie of the year – a newcomer to the conservation movement who has contributed to the improvement of our region’s environment / sustainability • Best 12th man (or woman) – to somebody who has worked quietly in the background to support others in the front line-up and helps keep the team afloat.
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CEN YOUTH LAUNCH On Sunday the 20 October at the Marine Discovery Centre in Terrigal our CEN Youth partnered with the Central Coast High Schools Competition, ‘Human Rights in an Age of Climate Change, So What’s the Action Plan?’ In which the winning student entries of this distinctly Central Coast Competition were presented their awards in an intergenerational presentation by CEN Youth. Also launching our next generation of Community Environment YOUTH Network leaders. CEN Youth presented winning finalists from Wyong High School which dominated entries in the junior category. Brisbane Water Secondary College together with Narara Valley High School dominated winning entries in the senior category and were presented with native/wild plants from our CEN nursery, as gifts to all our finalists and supportive teachers from
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each of these schools. Our CEN Youth also read out some of the winning entries to the audience. It was an inspirational afternoon, supported by our Deputy Mayor Jane Smith and Marine Discovery Centre Chair, John Asquith leaving us full of hope for the future.
CARBON FOOTPRINT The CC Marine Discovery Centre volunteers take their environmental responsibilities very seriously. Recently, awarded accreditation as an Advanced Ecotourism Destination and as a Climate Action Business for reducing their Carbon Footprint. Similarly, the CEN Office has many sustainable features including energy efficient lighting, skylights and water tanks. Investigations are underway to install Solar Panels. The goal for both organisations is to become Carbon Neutral in operation. If you want to find out more about what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, come to our next Open Day on Saturday the 7th December at CEN in Ourimbah.
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CEN has co-ordinated LFW across NSW and the ACT since 2007. In the next few weeks a milestone of 2,000 private properties will be reached. This photo of a Red Necked Wallaby with twins was sent in by a member to show what landholders can achieve. Photo: John and Pam Edwards
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One more week to comment on roundabout plans Peninsula residents have just one more week to have their say on the design plans for the $7M upgrade to the Maitland Bay Dr and Picnic Pde intersection at Ettalong Beach. This section of Maitland Bay Dr is used by about 19,000 vehicles a day, according to Roads and Maritime Services figures, and the intersection provides links between Ettalong Beach, Woy Woy and the suburbs on the eastern side of Rip Bridge, including Daleys Point and St Huberts Island. The Review of Environmental Factors and concept design is on
public display for community input and submissions close at 5pm on Monday, November 18. The documents are available at Woy Woy and Umina libraries or online at rms.work/ MaitlandBayDrive The Review, prepared by Beca Pty Ltd and Roads and Maritime Services, is a planning and assessment report that sets out the proposal, its potential environmental and social impacts and proposed mitigation measures. It states that “development consent from Council is not required”. “Roads and Maritime is the determining authority for the
proposal.” There are five options. A standard roundabout is the preferred one because of its higher safety level, a smaller footprint as it reduced the amount of property acquisition and environmental impact, but still allows use by all types of vehicles including semitrailers and emergency vehicles. About 230sqm of Ettalong Oval would have to be relinquished for the intersection upgrade. Proposed improvements include a raised concrete roundabout and medians, new right and left turns into Kitchener Park car park from Maitland Bay Dr but only a left turn on the way out, on-road lanes for
cyclists, and new shared pathway to connect to existing footpath on the eastern side of Picnic Pde. The Review stated there would be no disturbance to Blackwall Mountain or trees on the northern side of Maitland Bay Dr. Another of the five options is “do nothing”. Peninsula Chamber of Commerce President, Matthew Wales, said the local business community was pleased to see the project moving forward. “This is an important intersection which forms the gateway to the Ettalong Beach village centre,” he said. “The intersection upgrade
will also complement new development in Ettalong Beach such as the recently completed Atlantis residential apartments and the proposed boutique 83room hotel in Memorial Ave, both of which will strengthen the local economy.” Subject to approval, construction is anticipated to start in the middle of next year and take about 12 months to complete. SOURCE: Media release, 30 Oct 2019 Adam Crouch, Member for Terrigal Website, 5 Nov 2019 Roads and Maritime Services
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News Mayor may visit Peninsula on ‘travelling roadshow’ Central Coast mayor Cr Lisa Matthews may visit the Peninsula as part of a tour of the region, looking at “the good, the bad and the ugly”. Cr Matthews said: “I haven’t been across the whole of the local government area yet. “I am aware that my knowledge of things to the north of the region is sound, since that is where I have spent most of my time on Council,” she said. “Since my knowledge of projects in the south of the region is not as thorough, I intend to start
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Empire Bay wharf will close for replacement program wharf replacement program undertaken by Central Coast Council. Council director Mr Boris Bolgoff said wharf projects were a focus for 2019-20 capital works. “Spencer residents are enjoying their new wharf and Empire Bay is the next cab off the rank,” he said. “We also have two wharf projects scheduled for Davistown and we’re currently consulting with the community on the largest individual wharf project undertaken by Council – the $5.32M redevelopment of Woy Woy town centre wharf. “Each of our wharf projects feature a floating pontoon to improve accessibility for all boat
Empire Bay’s Kendall Rd wharf will be closed from November 11 as work starts on a new wharf with a floating pontoon and solar lighting. The wharf will be closed for about eight weeks and ferry passengers have been asked to use the nearby Shelly Beach Rd wharf during the construction. Central Coast Ferries will operate an altered timetable from November 11, with the ferry departing Shelly Beach Rd wharf at 10am, 11.20am and 1.10pm on weekdays and 9am, 11.20am and 1.20pm on weekends. Construction of the wharf at Empire Bay is part of an extensive
users and ferry services, by providing a consistent access level during most tide and weather conditions.” Council’s $1.64M investment in the wharf replacement program includes $375,000 in NSW Government funding as part of the NSW Boating Now Program. The project to redevelop Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf is funded by the NSW Government with $3.99M from the Regional Communities Development Fund and with $1.33M from Council. SOURCE: Media release, 6 Nov 2019 Boris Bolgoff, Central Coast Council Website, 5 Nov 2019 Daniel Rond, Central Coast Ferries
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in those areas on what you could call a travelling road show. “I have asked each director of Council to provide five opportunities to go on location to see the good things Council has done or is doing. “There seems to be a lot of negativity around Council and I want to let residents know about the good work we are doing in communities.” SOURCE: Interview (Terry Collins), 29 Oct 2019 Lisa Matthews, Central Coast Council
Remembrance Day A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at Woy Woy today to commemorate men and women of the armed forces who died in war conflicts. It marks Armistice Day, November 11, the day that a peace agreement was signed in 1918 to end World War One. Members of Woy Woy, Ettalong, Hardys Day RSL Sub-branch
will hold an 11am ceremony at the cenotaph in Memorial Park, Brickwharf Rd, Woy Woy. It will start with a Commemoration to The Fallen and include hymns, Bible readings and prayers, before rounding off with The Ode, the Last Post reveille and the National Anthem. SOURCE: Interview (Sue Murray), 7 Nov 2019 Woy Woy, Ettalong, Hardys Bay RSL Sub-branch
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Trust asks about use of endangered bushland money Central Coast Council will be asked if the $225,000 developer contribution from the owner of the Hillview St nursing home in Woy Woy must be used on the site which is home to one of the last stands of the endangered Umina Coastal Sandplain Woodland. The Protection of the Environment Trust management committee asked council to clarify whether the money could be used for other localities in that area with the endangered ecological community. The committee met on August 6 and asked a Council unit manager to clarify the issue. The report of the meeting showed the money was first incorrectly put in to the council general fund and was only transferred to the Committee account on February 28. “Advice is being sought from Finance as to what processes are being put in place to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future,” the report said. It also asked for clarification of the tax deductibility of donations to the trust. The committee also asked for slides from a presentation to be distributed and links to
Council refuses to rezone Ettalong land Central Coast Council has refused to rezone land in Ettalong Beach to allow a four-storey mixed use development.
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Work began on the Hillview St nursing home last month for Thompson Health Care. SOURCE: Council Website, 6 Nov 2019 Protection of the Environment Trust meeting, 6 Aug 2019
Councillors accepted without debate the staff recommendation on October 28 to refuse the proposal because it had no strategic merit. The application from Wales and Associates, on behalf of owners KHMS Corporation and A Steliou, said the proposed development would increase the maximum building height to 15 metres across all three sites 302 to 308 Ocean View Rd, on the corner of Ferry Rd, Ettalong Beach. The current residential zone allows a maximum building height of 8.5 metres. Council staff reported that a two-storey dwelling had recently been constructed on 308 Ocean View Rd and the current residential zone was appropriate for the site. Shop-top housing is a
permissible land use in the area and, therefore, a change in zone was not required to achieve a mixed use development, the report said. The submitted development plans showed the proposal included childcare, gym and games room within the ground floor commercial area. The Council report said a market economic assessment (MDC Property, December 2018) submitted by the applicant did not provide sufficient evidence to support increasing commercial floorspace in the area, instead justifying the zone change entirely on the supply of additional housing. Council staff said the proposed increase in height and floor space ratio would allow a development that was out of character with surrounding development and, therefore, would have a negative impact on the Ettalong Beach area. SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 2.4, 28 Oct 2019
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LET’S TALK Woy Woy
‘Let’s Talk Woy Woy’ is an opportunity to discover some of the exciting projects Council has planned for Woy Woy. Have your say on projects open for consultation, find out about others, and share your ideas and aspirations for the area. The $5.32million redevelopment of Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf* – which features a floating pontoon and accessibility features – is one of many projects scheduled to get underway in Woy Woy this financial year. Projects, plans and strategies featured in ‘Let’s Talk Woy Woy’ include: • The redevelopment of Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf • Woy Woy Town Centre Strategy • A new art installation • Woy Woy Place Activation
Artist's impression of new Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf.
• New Toilet Facility at Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf • Central Coast Heritage Study • And more
Historical image of Woy Woy.
‘Let’s Talk’ runs until Monday 2 December. Provide feedback by attending one of two Drop-In Information Sessions on Thursday 21 November 2019 at 10am-2pm or 4-7.30pm at the Country Women’s Association, The Boulevarde, Woy Woy, or by clicking ‘Let’s Talk Woy Woy’ at yourvoiceourcoast.com *The new Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf is proudly funded by the NSW Government through $3.99million from the Regional Communities Development Fund and with $1.33million from Council
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Dredging program ‘complete’, says Crouch The current program of six months of dredging of the Ettalong Channel is complete, according to Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch He said 22,000 cubic metres of sand had been removed from shoals in Ettalong’s channel, across a 30m width and a 2.5m depth. “About 10,000 cubic metres of dredged sand has been placed on Ocean Beach to improve the condition of the beach and counter the impacts of coastal erosion,” he said. “This latest dredging work has taken place in three locations upstream of Half Tide Rocks, adjacent Lobster Beach, to intercept a sand shoal encroaching on the channel, and adjacent Little Box Head. “The channel needs occasional dredging because of its dynamic nature with shifting sand creating shoals that threaten boating access.” Mr Crouch said the NSW Government and Central Coast Council each committed $1.225M in 2018 as part of Phase 5 of the Rescuing Our Waterways program. “Central Coast Council will
now continue to monitor the condition of Ettalong Channel and undertake further dredging, using $1.45M in remaining funds under this Rescuing Our Waterways partnership. “Keeping Ettalong Channel safe and accessible to recreational and commercial vessels requires repeated dredging. “We know that there is no such thing as a one-off fix. “Council has a long-term dredging strategy for this local waterway and I encourage them to ensure it remains in an appropriate condition,” Mr Crouch said. Peninsula Waterways Committee chairman Mr Mike
Allsop said he was pleased with the dredging works. “This was long overdue when commenced last year, and was subject to disgraceful wrangling between Central Coast Council and the State Government while the community suffered,” Mr Allsop said. “Access for ferry services, deeper keel leisure craft and commercial vessels was restored about 12 months ago, and we were pleased to see a continuation of works to secure the channel and at the same time contribute sand spoil for beach nourishment. “However, we do feel two primary issues remain,” Mr Allsop
said. “Firstly, while the main problem at Little Box Head was resolved, the channel itself around Lobster Beach is still too narrow with tight turns making it difficult for vessels to pass in opposite directions. “This needs to be widened a bit further toward the west and the red markers moved accordingly to allow safe passage, especially under a running tide. “Secondly, we have had no indication from Central Coast Council as to what maintenance arrangements will apply to the channel now that the State Government has spent its share of the funds.
“How will future maintenance or emergency works be funded and resourced? “The community will be in uproar if we see a repeat of the 2018 debacle. “We are disappointed to see the dredge being stood down while some further work would actually complete the job. “We would agree that there is probably no case for a permanent dredge if the channel is profiled correctly and if either council or the State could ensure diligent oversight of the channel and speedy deployment of appropriate equipment for maintenance purposes and emergencies. “However, there has been stark silence on this,” Mr Allsop said. Central Coast Council was contacted by this newspaper for information about Council’s ongoing maintenance plans but there was no response to our inquiries before publication. SOURCE: Media release, 5 Nov 2019 Media statement, 7 Nov 2019 Adam Crouch, Member for Terrigal Media statement, 7 Nov 2019 Mike Allsop, Peninsula Waterways Committee
Partly-restored ferry towed to Blackwall The owner of a partlyrestored timber ferry had his vessel towed to Blackwall following a breakdown in the Brisbane Water on October 28. “While on patrol, Marine Rescue boat Central Coast 21 was dispatched to just north of the Rip Bridge to a partly restored timber ferry which had broken down,”
said Marine Rescue Central Coast public relations officer Mr Mitch Giles. “On arrival the crew, consisting of Peter Alderton, Andrew Mckellar, Bob Knowles and Doug Fitzgerald, found the vessel at anchor with its punt tender alongside and overturned. “The wind was gusting strongly at the time making manoeuvring difficult,” Mr Giles said.
“The first task was to take over the tender and to right it for delivery to Blackwall ramp. “Initial attempts to tow the tender proved difficult as the hull shape made it dive underwater when towed. “Central Coast 22 crewed by Ted Leeson, Dave Randell and Bob Gilbody were nearby and tasked to assist. “Due to the location of the post
moorings at Blackwall and the strong winds, navigating the ferry to the mooring proved difficult due to the strong gusty winds and the narrow channel. “The tender with its outboard attached was eventually righted and delivered to the ramp and the persons on board the ferry were delivered to the jetty safely,” Mr Giles said. As Central Coast 21 was
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ROAD FUNDING DELIVERED Lucy Wicks has secured funding to fix local roads across the Peninsula. Fixing the drainage catchment between Veron Road, Pine Avenue and Ocean Beach Road in Woy Woy Improving road surface along Mutu Street in Woy Woy Upgrading the full length of Springwood Street in Ettalong Works being delivered by Central Coast Council
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Council approves five two-storey units at Ettalong
Construction of five twostorey units at Ettalong was approved at Central Coast’s Council meeting on October 8. The three-bedroom units, with single garages, will be built on two separate lots totalling 1,159sqm, at 5-7 Bangalow St between Broken Bay Rd and Tenalga Ave, less than 60m from the Ettalong Beach foreshore. Unit one and two will face Bangalow St and the other three units will be accessed off Tenalga Ave, via the road reserve laneway at the rear of the property. A Council report said the application had been amended once during the assessment process in response to issues raised during community consultation and following initial assessment by Council officers. Community opposition came about mainly because of the use of the grassed laneway as future vehicular access. Submissions opposing the project stated that currently it was being used by surrounding residents as a safe play area for
Library renovation children and safe access to the beachfront. A council report said that the laneway was Council road reserve with sewer and stormwater infrastructure and as such the development of a road was acceptable for this purpose and that there would be no significant impact on traffic in the surrounding area. Another submission said the grassed laneway was habitat to local frogs, blue tongue lizards and duck communities and, at night, a protective corridor for brush and ringtail possums. However, Council’s ecologist
reported that neither the site nor the laneway contained any native vegetation or had biodiversity value. The amended plans also dealt with concerns about overshadowing and privacy by building setbacks and vegetation screening. Applicant Knight-Mapleton Design Partners, for the owner Heisei Pty Ltd, estimates the project at $1M. SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 2.2, 8 Oct 2019 DA Tracker, 5 Nov 2019 DA 55574/2018, Central Coast Council
Umina Library is being renovated this month. The work includes new carpet, a render for the external walls, together with a new coat of paint and landscaping works. The upgrade is expected to be
completed by December. The library will remain open throughout the renovation, but some minor disruptions may occur. SOURCE: Newsletter, 31 Oct 2019 Library Service, Central Coast Council
Community input sought for flood study Community input for the Empire Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and
Plan will close on Friday, November 16. Central Coast Council is updating 2010 flood studies and looking at ways to manage flooding problems identified then for the suburbs of Empire Bay and Bensville. The studies found a range of issues would could affect more than 2000 properties including flooding of private properties, roads and public spaces caused by creek and estuary flooding during large rainfall events and/or ocean storms. A range of options is being considered to manage flooding and its consequences, including drainage upgrades and easements, foreshore barriers, raising roads, property filling, planning and development controls, community awareness programs or evacuation procedures. Council will be identifying potential options with the input from the community and will then assess the options and identify what action Council, the SES and the community can undertake to improve flood risk. SOURCE: Website, 5 Nov 2019 Empire Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study, Central Coast Council
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Gosford council chambers’ security costs to be tabled
Marquart opposes water tank scheme Cr Troy Marquart, a ward councillor for the Peninsula, has opposed a move aimed at encouraging residents to collect water for domestic consumption. Central Coast Council has decided to look into the feasibility of installing water tanks at discounted rates for pensioners and possibly other low income groups across the region, following a successful motion from Cr Kyle MacGregor at its October 28 meeting. Chief executive Mr Gary Murphy has been asked to provide a report to Council within six months. It will consider options such as a temporary reduction in residents’ rates should they chose to install a water tank or water saving mechanisms on their property or to look at Council bulk buying and installing tanks for residents at a reasonable fee. Cr Marquart said councils should not get involved in bulk buying tanks.
The move was aimed at encouraging residents to capture and collect water for domestic consumption, reducing demand on the Council’s water supply. The report will outline the potential budgetary impact on Council and suggest other options for reducing the economic burden on low income residents wishing to install water tanks or other water saving measures. The only councillors to vote against the move were Greg Best, Troy Marquart and Rebecca Gale Collins. Cr MacGregor said the program should be targeted at those who would benefit the most. “This program is not unusual for our region with both former councils offering different programs during the millennial drought,” he said. SOURCE: Central Coast Council Agenda 8.2, 28 Oct 2019 Media statement, 22 Oct 2019 Kyle MacGregor, Central Coast Council
The cost of the upgrading of security at Central Coast Council’s Gosford chambers should be tabled at the council’s next meeting on November 11 after questions from Cr Troy Marquart, a ward councillor for the Peninsula, at the October 28 meeting. The October meeting was the first held at the Gosford chambers after councilors voted last November to audit the safety of the Gosford chambers. At that meeting, now-mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said she would no longer tolerate heckling by the gallery at Gosford and that she didn’t feel safe in that chamber. At that same meeting, Cr Chris Holstein, another ward councillor
for the Peninsula, said he was surprised people felt unsafe at Gosford as they were sitting ducks at the Wyong chambers. Cr Marquart said he didn’t think there was much difference between the two chambers. Almost 12 months’ later, after missing 10 meetings at Gosford, the councillors were not impressed with the changes to the Gosford chamber, making fun of the new gate that separated the councillors from the public in the gallery. The public gallery which had been separated from the councillors by a railing was now separated by a metre-wide walkway and a second railing. Cr Marquart said he wanted to know how much money was spent getting the room to the state it was
in now. He was speaking during a debate on how many meetings the councillors should hold at Gosford to make up for the 10 missed meetings. The councillors voted to hold all the council meetings at Gosford until the first meeting of February next year and then alternate between Gosford and Wyong chambers. Some councillors felt the meetings should be held at Gosford until May next year to make up for the ones missed but mayor Cr Lisa Matthews used her casting vote to defeat that motion. SOURCE: Central Coast Council meeting, 28 Oct 2019 Central Coast Council meeting, 26 Nov 2018
Funding available for safety projects Applications to fund community safety projects making can now be made through the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund, according to Federal Member for Robertson Ms Lucy
Wicks. She said local groups and organisations could apply under the current funding round, which provided finance to address crime and anti-social behaviour through the implementation of crime prevention and security initiatives such as CCTV and lighting.
Central Coast Council applied under previous rounds of the Fund and received $47,000 which went towards the installation of 21 CCTV cameras at community facilities including at Woy Woy and Umina. SOURCE: Media release, 4 Nov 2019 Lucy Wicks, Member for Robertson
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Kibbleplex to be demolished as stage 1 of $345M development Allegations of corruption found to be unwarranted
Former NSW Police Minister and Minister for the Central Coast, Michael Gallacher, is holding out for an apology from the State Government, after allegations of corruption which forced him out of Parliament in 2017 have been found to have been
West Gosford Shopping Centre to be completely revitalised
The West Gosford Shopping Centre is From July 1, Central Coast Newspapers set to be completely revitalised, with a changed ownership. Development Application (DA) on public exhibition until October 31 outlining a $2.23M revamp of the site.
Government report confirms Terrigal Beach Controversial Terrigal development rejected water pollution in December reluctantly approved
A report commissioned by the NSW Government has confirmed what locals have been saying for months, that human sewage regularly spills from stormwater drains onto Terrigal Beach.
A controversial $10.7M six-storey development at Terrigal has been given the green light by Central Coast Council, almost 12 months after it was originally refused in December.
Scoping study for new coastal management Chinese delegation explores economic and program underway trade opportunities
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Councillor Mehrtens not happy with ward based approach to strategic planning
Gosford West Ward Councillor, Richard Mehrtens, is not happy with Central Coast Council’s recent decision to adopt a ward based approach to strategic planning for the region over the next 20 years.
Major Coastal Conference underway
A landmark visit to the Central Coast in More than 200 delegates are in Terrigal October by a Chinese delegation exploring until November 1 for the 2019 Coastal economic and trade opportunities was a Conference. “critical step” for the region, according to Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) CEO, John Mouland.
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A fitness studio at The Entrance is too loud, say residents, and they want Central Coast Council to refuse the gym’s latest application to operate.
CASAR Park, the world class $18M motorsport complex, racetrack and social enterprise proposed in North Wyong, could be defunct following the withdrawal of its D e v e l o p m e n t Application (DA).
Integrity and ethical standards unit not New Mayor to look at “the good, the required bad and the ugly” of the Central Coast
Central Coast Council doesn’t need an Central Coast Mayor, Lisa Matthews, integrity and ethical standards unit, says is set to embark on a tour of the region, its audit risk and improvement committee. looking at “the good, the bad and the ugly” of the Central Coast, accompanied by top council staff members.
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Dark Corner carpark upgrade is completed The Dark Corner carpark at Patonga has been upgraded. The upgrade included resurfacing works, an increase in the number of parking spaces, new line markings for trailer parking and the installation of new furniture around the adjoining reserve. Central Coast mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said she was pleased that the Council partnered with the NSW Government to deliver better access to the existing boat ramp. “Thanks to funding from the NSW Government, we have been able to improve boating access and recreational facilities on
the Hawkesbury River, which is popular with Patonga residents and visitors alike,” Cr Matthews said. The works commenced in May this year, with Transport for NSW providing $295,000 towards the construction of the new carpark including 15 new car-boat trailer spaces, disabled parking spaces and a boat rigging area. The funding also provided new directional signage. SOURCE: Media release, 1 Nov 2019 Emily Rundle, Roads and Maritime Services NSW
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Pecuniary or financial interests register will no longer be on council website Central Coast councillors have decided that their privacy is an “overriding public interest reason” why their pecuniary or financial interests register should not go on the Council website for public consumption.
Instead, Council will clarify and promote the role of its internal ombudsman. Councillors voted in July to establish an integrity and ethical standards unit to investigate and resolve complaints, with the objective of ensuring council processes were open, transparent and held to a high ethical standard. However, the committee reported to the Council’s October 28 meeting, stating that there was no need to establish an ethical standards unit, as the proposed functions were already addressed by existing structures. Instead, it recommended that Council should promote its internal ombudsman to the public.
Deputy mayor Cr Jane Smith, who put forward the original motion in July when she was mayor, said she did not particularly like where this latest report was going but she saw it as a first step. Council voted to develop a Governance Dashboard, as well as clarifying and promoting the role of its Internal Ombudsman. A dedicated web page describing the Internal Ombudsman’s role and how the community can interact with them will be developed, as well as a Charter to clearly describe the role and function and the types of complaints that are investigated. Council’s annual report will include a report from the ombudsman. All the recommendations are to be in place by the end of 2019 and will be reviewed by mid next year so that a report can be provided to council to determine if they have achieved their desired outcome.
electricity grid,” he said. “Vales Point (power station) is an example of how both technologies can be co-located and integrated into the grid,” Everett said. Vales Point solar farm will have an estimated life of 30 years when it would either be rejuvenated or decommissioned. Solar projects are highly reversible after decommissioning, with all above-ground infrastructure able to be removed. Over the next 18 years, Vales Point will be one of four NSW coal-fired The brown shaded area is the solar farm area within the ash dam boundary depicted by the yellow broken line power stations to close, (including Mannering Lake in the bottom left of the boundary). Electricity transmission lines are shown in pink and this transition to solar by NSW Department of is likely to ecological clean electricity annually, and federal government energy will add to NSW’s Planning and Environment communities, migratory which is enough to power renewable energy five major renewable said even though species and, particularly, about 20,000 homes targets. power projects, one of some environmental threatened species, and and save up to 116,000 This innovative project which is the largest solar impacts were identified, even though wading tonnes of greenhouse will pioneer in Australia a farm in Australia. such as temporary birds use the saltmarsh, gas emissions a year. fully ballasted system to Enernet Global traffic inconvenience, it was not considered Independent power anchor the solar panels, President, Paul Matthews, ecological impacts, a “critical” habitat, the producer and investment where traditional driven said Vales Point solar construction noise and report said. company, Enernet Global, or screw piles are not farm would pave the way vibration, they had been Safety improvements and Delta Electricity, have possible, such as the for his company to deliver avoided or minimised, and road upgrades signed a power purchase rehabilitated ash dam similar plants in other wherever possible, will take place at the agreement for the sale of surface. challenging sites across Wyong focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262, throughRegional designChronicle and access off Ruttleys Rd, 87GWh of energy from Delta Electricity CEO, Australia, including other 2263. The full articles and more canwith be seen our website www.centralcoastnews.net mitigation&measures. Mannering Park, theon 62MW solar farm. Greg Everett, said ash dam sites, mining The report said the dedicated turning lanes Enernet will finance other advantages for tailings dams and landfill beneficial effects of from both directions into and construct the solar establishing a solar farm sites. renewable energy the property. farm and sell the power to at Vales Point was the Source: generation, on land Construction will start Delta, who will distribute proximity to an existing
the announcement of a Parliamentary State Government Inquiry into is looking rehabilitation of ash of state forests dams at coal fired power stations.
of Environment and Planning. Coal ash from the Vales Point Power Station has been dumped in a huge dam area off Ruttleys Rd since the power station opened in the 1960s. Over the years the ash dam has been capped with soil and other landfill as well as replanting with native grasses. The solar field will be on about 80ha of the rehabilitated portion of the 524ha ash dam, within the 1,730ha Vales Point power station landholding. The $75M project will create 100 construction jobs and five full-time
and Masterplan sent back to the drawing board Several hundred people rallied outside The Ourimbah Land Use Strategy and the Central Coast’s Council Chambers in Masterplan has been sent back to the Central Coast Wyong to protest the development of the drawing board, because power and low emission technologies have a role Wallarah 2 Coal Mine. Mayor, Lisa Matthews, says “we haven’t to play in supporting an affordable, reliable and got it right yet”. sustainable national Anti Wallarah 2 Coal Mine rally held
Central Coast Council has decided not to set up an integrity and ethical standards unit, on the recommendation of its audit risk and improvement committee.
Other Regional News - In brief
Peninsula News focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2256 and 2257. Given the advent of the new Central Coast Council, following is a summary of the first 9 news articles published
Council decides not to set up ethical standards unit
11 November 2019 - Peninsula News - Page 17
News Council Pecuniary interests register not to go on website proposal Central Coast Council has decided that their privacy is an “overriding public interest leads reason” why their pecuniary or financial interests register to call on should not go on the Council website for public Federal consumption. Government Local Government NSW will call on the Federal Government to consult with local councils and the community about the 5G network rollouts, after a proposal was put to its annual conference by Central Coast Council.
Both deputy mayor Cr Jane Smith and Cr Kyle MacGregor spoke, saying the main issue was around the lack of control over the planning issues. In a note to the conference, council said the technology’s promise of lightning fast speeds meant the 5G networks needed five times the amount of equipment required for 3G and 4G mobile networks delivered through a network of small cells placed closer to homes and businesses. “This means they are being placed on top of power poles and other council-owned infrastructure,” the note said. “Councils and communities are not being consulted on the placement of these cells and should be as part of the planning process.”
SOURCE: LGNSW conference agenda 56, 15 Oct 2019
Council staff propose grant for Ducks Council staff have recommended that Peninsula Ducks Softball Club be granted $5000 for playing and training equipment in the August round of the Community Support Grant Program
Central Coast Council will vote at its meeting tonight (November 11) whether or not to make the grant. The program helps groups to deliver activities which require a small amount of funding and/or in-kind support through access to Council services. The program is open year-round for $5000 per project per financial year for legally constituted not-forprofit organisations.
SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 3.7, 11 Nov 2019
The decision to keep the register off the website went through unremarked and undebated at the October 28 council meeting as part of a number of items passed en masse. The councillors accepted the staff recommendation to simply table the register, which means that the chief executive officer has a copy of it. The staff said that after weighing the public interest considerations, personal information would be an overriding factor against disclosure and would need to be redacted prior to being released to Council’s
website. “This redaction in effect would result in the returns being meaningless, as details of addresses of places of residence and other properties owned form part of the type of information which might be relied upon to determine a pecuniary interest. “If that information is removed from the return, the return has considerably less value.” Council’s Code of Conduct states that the pecuniary interest register must be publicly displayed on Council’s website each year unless there is an overriding public interest reason why they should not go up on the website. The Government Information Public Access Act (GIPA Act) defines the pecuniary interest returns as open access information which must be made publicly available free of charge on Council’s website, but it also states
“unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure”. The Local Government Act places specific obligations on councillors, council delegates, council staff and other people involved in making decisions or giving advice on Council matters to act honestly and responsibly in carrying out their functions. Generally, those obligations include the lodgement of disclosure of interest returns, the lodgement of written declarations and the disclosure of pecuniary interests at council and council committee meetings. The staff report to Council said that all required returns by councillors, the chief executive officer, other senior staff and those council staff identified as designated persons, had been lodged before the statutory date with the exception of seven staff who were designated persons.
“These seven staff are currently on extended leave and will be required to complete a return on resuming their Council duties,” the report said. The Council’s Code of Conduct also states that councillors and designated persons must disclose whether they were a property developer, or a close associate of a corporation that is a property developer. The unredacted returns will be available for view only by an application for inspection, as per Council’s current practice. This means that any member of the public can ask to view them. “It should be noted that in the past, Council has experienced very few requests to view the returns,” the report stated. SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 5.2, 28 Oct 2019
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Strategic planning should be based on real communities
What is the point of having planning controls? Central Coast Council has approved another multidwelling project on the Peninsula, even though noncompliant with the standards of our development controls (“Five town houses approved under delegation”, PN481, 28/10/19).
What is the point of having development controls, if Council is repeatedly going to decide that the controls are not relevant, whenever it suits? To put it another way, if so many developments are satisfactory, despite not being in compliance, how can the standards be correct and when can we see a set of standards that are meaningful and sustainable? As it is, nobody can know what Council will approve of, and this applies to individual applicants (developers seem to be in a class
Forum of their own) and to residents who are affected by developments. How can any development with a floor space ratio of 5:1 be justified in Ettalong: these are central-city development densities and far in excess of anything contemplated in the present regulations? As for the justification given, this is just boiler-plate verbiage that can be churned out by the yard by anybody who has absorbed the jargon: in fact, it could almost be composed by a random-word generator without any reference to the actual development that is being described. The tip-off here is that the text has obviously been pasted in from the West/Morris Sts development application by a junior on the staff and hasn’t even been proofread by the people supposedly responsible.
If this indicates the level of scrutiny that these texts receive from Council staff, it is little wonder that many residents feel deeply sceptical of our developmentcontrol management. No realistic person is against increasing development densities, but nobody can be happy with the present chaotic system that leaves everybody suspicious and unsatisfied, and lowers trust in the Council to even greater depths than before. Our former mayor, Cr Jane Smith, once sagely announced that the development of the Peninsula required “thinking about”. There was no evidence that this happened during her term and little indication that it is going to happen in the term of the current mayor, Cr Lisa Matthews.
Cr Mehrtens is right in claiming (Coast News, October 31), that it is crazy to base council strategic planning on wards.
They are just artificial bureaucratic creations, constructed to put about the same number of voters in each (and to do it in a way that gave Wyong more wards than Gosford, which is why Wyong ward begins in Manns Rd and goes all the way to Wyee). Strategic planning should be based on real communities, which council staff have been attempting with their “planning districts”. When the new council formed, we were told that “wards are
circumstances and, once the councillors have been elected, they represent the interests of the entire Central Coast LGA, and do not base decisions on the interest of the ward they are elected in”. Pull the other one. Councillors are just politicians and their decision to switch to ward-based planning reflects their anxiety to claim credit for anything that happens in their ward in the hope that this will help their reelection. Email, 4 Nov 2019 HK Colebatch, Pretty Beach
Email, 5 Nov 2019 Bruce Hyland, Woy Woy.
Council fence creates reserve instead of urban forest
New ferry wharf will open onto ‘scourge of the Coast’ The new Woy Woy wharf (Peninsula News edition 481) sounds like it’s going to be amazing, but I just can’t wait to see the looks on people’s faces when they alight from the ferry and see the first street that greets them, Chambers Place.
Yesterday, (November 6) Council staff started construction of a fence along the creek bank that most people realize that you can’t will protect the area that Council see round corners and there is no had previously destroyed, and the cross road. ratepayer foots the bill every step Ettymalong Creek Landcare of the way. volunteers planted 20 young This fencing, though too late, trees in the scorched earth left by It’s the absolute scourge of the would appear a good thing except Since then I have been informed Council which quickly became a that it leaves a 10m wide reserve Central Coast. by a council staffer that they were weed patch. that has a narrow footpath along Council Bushcare contractors very sorry, offered no reason and the creek that could be a small pointed the finger at the road crew, sprayed the weeds and trampled urban forest (in an area that needs meekly suggesting that there were a few casuarinas while the spray more trees for erosion control, killed a few. “sight issues”. shade and cooling) that would Some remain and138 areRobina still Town Centre Drive Robina Qld 4226 There is a slight bend where not have to be mowed forever by a bridge crosses Iluka Creek, but surviving. PO Box 3275Council. Robina Town Centre Qld 4230 There are already erosion Tel: 1300 36gullies 0867 Fax: 1300 81 8962 forming due to the lack of Chambers Place in Woy Woy email: firstname.lastname@example.org grasses and trees. is so ugly and such a dump. A short fence parallel to Kahibah Why does Council allow it to be www.localdirectories.com.au Rd, with a gate would be far that way? cheaper and stop this destructive TOTAL HOSE & FITTING SERVICE Rubbish lying everywhere, Council mob from future tree shopping trolleys abandoned, POWER STEERING HOSE MADE IN UNDER 2 HRS* removal and other follies. so much graffiti and a Return Email, 7 Nov 2019 and Earn centre with hundreds Bryan Ellis, Umina 24HR SERVICE AVAILABLE of people every day depositing SERVICE CENTRE LOCATED AT WYONG bottles and cans. SERVICING ALL AREAS OF THE CENTRAL COAST No parking left for anybody else. * SUBJECT TO PARTS AVAILABILITY
In the Peninsula News Forum of edition 475 an article was published stating: “Council has destroyed yet another group of trees, one that was planted by Council, one four metres tall 10-year-old paperbark among others.”
Forum Smashed down fences, abandoned trolleys everywhere, covered in rubbish and graffiti, with vandals and bikies day and night hanging out outside of the local pubs and cafes and no parking whatsoever. Email, 28 Oct 2019 Helen Former, Hardys Bay
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11 November 2019 - Peninsula News - Page 19
Roundabout expense could buy 35 homes Like most residents my wife and I support new community development and pay our taxes so that the work can be paid for. We are not experts in judging the costs of the projects proposed, but query costs when the figures don’t seem to add up, as is the case with a recent proposal for a very expensive roundabout at Ettalong at Picnic Pde and Maitland Bay Dr with an estimated cost of $7 million. Various home builders are currently offering brand new four bedroom, two bathroom, double garage brick and tile homes on your land for $200,000. Therefore, you could build 35 homes for the same amount this proposed roundabout. Another proposal is to rebuild the ferry wharf and terminal at Woy Woy for an estimated $5.32 million.
Forum The wharf and ferry terminal appears to incorporate far more expensive work than the couple of blobs of concrete being placed in the middle of a roadway at Ettalong. Is it state, federal or local government who is controlling the spending of these funds and where do they get their costings from? The monies they propose spending have been collected from the taxes we pay and that should always be taken into consideration by the people who are doing the figures. We want and need development by our elected representatives to make your home and mine a better place to live in, but we don’t expect to be taken for a ride. Email, 6 Nov 2019 Rod Fountain, Booker Bay
If councillors want our opinions, read Peninsula News It was with great interest I read the story (Month-long consultation about Woy Woy – Peninsula News, 28 Oct, 2019) that Central Coast Council was seeking local opinions. “It’s time to talk all things Woy Woy - I encourage as many community members as possible to have their say” the mayor, Cr Lisa Matthews, said. Great news, I hear you saying. Well, yes, and no. You see, neither the mayor nor Ms Vaughan, in her media release, say who or when we can actually have our say. There are no details of who we should talk to, be it Council staff or our councillors. There are no details of kiosks in shopping centres or our old Council Chambers. Nothing. However, you will be pleased to know that feedback will be provided at drop-in information sessions lasting four hours and three-and-ahalf hours on November 21. How you have feedback without input, I am not sure. I am also a bit sceptical about
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Page 2 for contribution conditions Council surveys. In May 2017, we were advised that Council would conduct a survey of residents seeking information about the biggest and best potholes. If you have a look at our disgraceful roads and gaping potholes, nothing has been done in over two years: Same potholes in the same places because a fix that doesn’t work is still being used. How long do have to put up with this sheer incompetence and waste of our rates? A couple of pages further on, Cr Kyle MacGregor proposes a meeting of councillors on the
Peninsula prior to the next election. The good councillor said “I believe in the concept of maximum democracy in local government, where local people have a real and genuine say in how their elected council operates”. Well councillor, I suggested exactly the same thing before the last election. Sorry to say there were no takers. If I were one of our councillors with their track record, I wouldn’t front the people of the Peninsula in anything less than an armoured personnel carrier. Now, I don’t know the outcome at the last Council meeting but just on the off-chance that you were not successful, I have a suggestion. If our councillors want our opinions just read the letters in Forum each fortnight in the Peninsula News. I think it would be fair to say they could start by rejecting all noncomplying building applications and immediately implement a plan to begin kerbing and guttering our flooding streets. Email, 2 Nov 2019 Laurie Powell, Woy Woy
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Headline News [s] Studio 10 (PG) [s] Dr Phil (PG) [s] The Amazing Race Australia (PG) [s] Entertainment Tonight [s] Neighbours (PG) [s] Judge Judy (PG) [s] Farm To Fork [s] The Bold And The Beautiful (PG) [s] 10 News First [s] Celebrity Name Game (PG) The Project (PG) [s] The Amazing Race Australia (PG) [s] Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) [s] Just For Laughs Australia (M) [s] Program To Be Advised WIN’s All Australian News [s] The Project [s] The Late Show (PG) [s] Home Shopping CBS - This Morning Headline News [s] Studio 10 (PG) [s] Dr Phil (PG) [s] Program To Be Advised Entertainment Tonight [s] Neighbours (PG) [s] Judge Judy (PG) [s] Farm To Fork [s] The Bold And The Beautiful (PG) [s] 10 News First [s] Celebrity Name Game (PG) The Project (PG) [s] The Amazing Race Australia (PG) [s] One Born Every Minute Australia (M) [s] Program To Be Advised NCIS: Los Angeles: This Is What We Do (M v) [s] WIN’s All Australian News [s] The Project [s] The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (PG) [s] Home Shopping CBS - This Morning Headline News [s] Studio 10 (PG) [s] Dr Phil (PG) [s] Program To Be Advised Entertainment Tonight [s] Judge Judy (PG) [s] Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield [s] Farm To Fork [s] The Bold And The Beautiful (PG) [s] 10 News First [s] Celebrity Name Game (PG) The Project (PG) [s] The Bachelorette Australia (PG) [s] Playing For Keeps (M s,l) [s] Law And Order: SVU: A Misunderstanding (M s) [s] Sports Tonight [s] WIN’s All Australian News [s] The Project (PG) [s] The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (PG) [s] Home Shopping CBS - This Morning
Also see: 10 PEACH (Channel 11) 10 BOLD (Channel 12)
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CGTN English News NHK World English News Worldwatch Belkis Queen Of Sheba Homefront - A New Kind Of War Memorial Drain The Titanic (PG) Six Wives Of Henry VIII With Lucy Worsley (PG) Letters And Numbers Mastermind (PG) SBS World News The Royal House Of Windsor: Enter The Outsider 24 Hours In Emergency: Dear Heart (PG) 24 Hours In Police Custody: The Kane Line (PG) SBS World News Late Football: The World Game M - The City Hunts A Murderer (M) (In German) The Son: The Blind Tiger/ Scalped A Dog (MA15+) Spin (MA15+) (In French) Inside World War II (M v) CGTN English News NHK World English News Worldwatch PBS Newshour Barbie: The Most Famous Doll In The World (M s) Who Do You Think You Are?: Greg Davies (PG) Perspective Shift Six Wives Of Henry VIII With Lucy Worsley (PG) Letters And Numbers Mastermind (PG) SBS World News Scotland From The Sky Insight: Dating Race (PG) Dateline: Restoration Mosul Dr Michael Mosley’s Reset: Better Minds (PG) SBS World News Late Asylum City (M l,v) (In Hebrew) Before We Die (M l,s,v) (In Swedish) Inside World War II (M v) CGTN English News NHK World English News Worldwatch PBS Newshour Dateline Insight Perspective Shift Six Wives Of Henry VIII With Lucy Worsley (PG) Letters And Numbers Mastermind (PG) SBS World News Tony Robinson’s World By Rail: Australia (PG) Drones: The Next Air Disaster? Years And Years SBS World News Late Whiskey Cavalier: Hearts And Minds (PG) Movie: “Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts” (MA15+) (’17) Stars: Marsha Timothy (In Indonesian) Vikings (MA15+) Inside World War II (M v)
Also see: SBS VICELAND (Channel 31) SBS MOVIES (Channel 32) SBS FOOD (Channel 33) SBS NITV (Channel 34)
Thursday 14 November
5:30 Today [s] 6:00 Sunrise [s] 9:00 Today Extra [s] 9:00 The Morning Show (PG) [s] 11:30 NINE’s Morning News [s] 11:30 Seven Morning News [s] 12:00 Movie: “Flowers In The Attic” 12:00 Ellen (PG) [s] 1:00 The Block (PG) [s] (M) (’14) – After the sudden 3:00 NINE News Now [s] death of their father, four 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] children face cruel treatment 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] from their ruthless grand6:00 NINE News [s] mother. Stars: Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan 7:00 A Current Affair [s] Shipka, Mason Dye, Ava Talek, 7:30 RBT: Hungry P-Plater/ Maxwell Kovach, Dylan Bruce Dreadlock Hippy (PG) [s] 2:00 The Daily Edition [s] 8:30 Love Island Australia (MA15+) [s] 3:00 The Chase UK [s] 9:30 20 To One: Greatest 4:00 Seven News At 4 [s] Comebacks (M l,s) [s] – Erin 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] Molan and Dave Thornton 6:00 Seven News [s] count down the world’s 7:00 Home And Away (PG) [s] Greatest Comebacks! 7:30 Bride & Prejudice - The Forbidden Weddings (M) [s] 10:30 World’s Worst Flights: Extreme Weather (M l) [s] 9:00 The Rookie: Manhunt (M) [s] 11:25 I Am Innocent (PG) [s] 10:00 S.W.A.T.: Hoax (M) [s] 12:20 Harry (PG) [s] 11:00 The Latest Seven News [s] 11:30 Surveillance Oz: Dashcam (M) 1:10 A Current Affair [s] 12:00 Quantico: Odyoke (M v) [s] 1:30 Home Shopping 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 Ellen (PG) [s] 5:30 Today [s] 6:00 Sunrise [s] 9:00 Today Extra [s] 9:00 The Morning Show (PG) [s] 11:30 NINE’s Morning News [s] 11:30 Seven Morning News [s] 12:00 Movie: “Petals On The Wind” 12:00 Ellen (PG) [s] 1:00 Charlie’s Angels: (M s) (’14) – A decade after Making Of Special (M) [s] Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie 1:10 Movie: “The Other Man” (M l,n) escaped from their grand(’08) Stars: Laura Linney parents’ attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals On The Wind continues 3:00 NINE News Now [s] to follow the twisted plight of the 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] family. Stars: Heather Graham 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 6:00 NINE News [s] 2:00 The Daily Edition [s] 7:00 A Current Affair [s] 3:00 The Chase UK [s] 7:30 Paramedics (PG) [s] 4:00 Seven News At 4 [s] 8:30 Love Island Australia 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] (MA15+) [s] 6:00 Seven News [s] 9:30 Botched: 7:00 Home And Away (PG) [s] Nothing Butt Trouble (M) [s] 7:30 Bride & Prejudice - The Forbidden Weddings (M) [s] 10:30 Timeless (M v) [s] 9:00 The Rookie: Greenlight (M v) 12:15 Harry (PG) [s] 1:05 Adelady (PG) [s] 10:00 World’s Most Shocking Emergency Calls (MA15+) [s] 1:30 A Current Affair [s] 2:00 Home Shopping 11:00 The Latest Seven News [s] 2:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 11:30 Trial And Error (M) [s] 3:00 Home Shopping 12:00 American Crime (M d,s) [s] 4:00 Ellen (PG) [s] 1:00 Home Shopping 6:00 Sunrise [s] 5:30 Today [s] 9:00 The Morning Show [s] 9:00 Today Extra [s] 11:30 Seven Morning News [s] 11:30 NINE’s Morning News [s] 12:00 Movie: “If There Be Thorns” 12:00 Ellen (PG) [s] (M s,v) (’15) – Living together 1:00 The Secret Life Of The Zoo with their loving and happy new (PG) [s] family, Christopher and Cathy’s 2:00 Timeless: past comes back to haunt them. Party At The Castle (M v) [s] Stars: Mason Cook, Heather 3:00 NINE News Now [s] Graham, Jedidiah Goodacre, 4:00 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] Mackenzie Gray 5:00 Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 2:00 The Daily Edition [s] 6:00 NINE News [s] 3:00 The Chase UK [s] 7:00 A Current Affair [s] 4:00 Seven News At 4 [s] 7:30 David Attenborough Seven 5:00 The Chase Australia [s] Worlds, One Planet: 6:00 Seven News [s] Antarctica (PG) [s] 7:00 Home And Away (PG) [s] 8:40 Love Island Australia 7:30 Motorbike Cops (PG) [s] (MA15+) [s] 8:30 The Good Doctor: 9:40 The Truth About Looking 45-Degree Angle (M) [s] Good (PG) [s] 9:30 God Friended Me: 10:40 Beauty And The Beach (M) [s] The Fighter (PG) [s] 11:45 Chicago Med (MA15+) [s] 10:30 The Latest Seven News [s] 12:35 Destination Happiness [s] 11:00 Chicago Fire: All The Proof (M) 1:05 Harry (PG) [s] 12:00 Code Black: Landslide (M) [s] 2:00 Home Shopping 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 Ellen (PG) [s]
Friday 15 November
News Breakfast [s] ABC News Mornings [s] Gardening Australia [s] Remembrance Day Memorial Service *Live* [s] 12:00 ABC News At Noon [s] 12:00 ABC News At Noon [s] 1:00 Landline [s] 2:00 Parliament Question Time [s] 3:00 The Cook And The Chef [s] 3:30 Hard Quiz (PG) [s] 4:00 Think Tank (PG) [s] 5:10 Grand Designs Australia (PG) 6:00 The Drum [s] 7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30 7.30 [s] 8:00 Australian Story [s] 8:30 Four Corners: Digi Kids [s] 9:15 Media Watch (PG) [s] 9:35 Q&A [s] 10:40 ABC Late News [s] 11:10 The Business [s] 11:30 Prince Charles: Inside The Duchy Of Cornwall [s] 12:20 triple j’s One Night Stand, St Helens (M l) [s] 6:00 News Breakfast [s] 9:00 ABC News Mornings [s] 10:00 Gardening Australia [s] 10:30 Ask The Doctor (PG) [s] 11:10 Grand Designs Australia (PG) 12:00 ABC News At Noon [s] 12:55 Four Corners [s] 1:40 Media Watch (PG) [s] 2:00 Parliament Question Time [s] 3:00 Poh’s Kitchen [s] 3:25 Hard Quiz (PG) [s] 4:00 Think Tank (PG) [s] 5:00 The Twist (PG) [s] 6:00 The Drum [s] 7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30 7.30 [s] 8:00 Football: Women’s International: Australia v Chile Game 2 *Live* From Coopers Stadium [s] 10:00 Dream Gardens [s] 10:30 ABC Late News [s] 11:00 The Business [s] 11:15 Q&A [s] 12:25 Blood + Thunder (PG) [s] 1:20 The Set (M l) [s] 6:00 News Breakfast [s] 9:00 ABC News Mornings [s] 10:00 Gardening Australia [s] 10:30 Ask The Doctor (PG) [s] 11:10 Grand Designs Australia (PG) 12:00 ABC News At Noon [s] 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Compass (PG) [s] 2:00 Parliament Question Time [s] 3:00 The Cook And The Chef [s] 3:30 Hard Quiz (PG) [s] 4:00 Think Tank (PG) [s] 5:00 The Twist (PG) [s] 6:00 The Drum [s] 7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30 7.30 [s] 8:00 Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery: Gillian Triggs (PG) [s] 8:30 Gruen (PG) [s] 9:05 Frayed (M l,s) [s] 9:55 Adam Hills: The Last Leg 10:35 ABC Late News [s] 11:05 The Business [s] 11:25 Four Corners [s] 12:10 Media Watch (PG) [s] 12:25 Blood + Thunder (PG) [s]
Saturday 16 November
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Wednesday 13 November
Tuesday 12 November
Monday 11 November
11 November 2019 - Peninsula News - Page 21
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News Breakfast [s] ABC News Mornings [s] Gardening Australia [s] Ask The Doctor (PG) [s] Grand Designs Australia (PG) ABC News At Noon [s] Dream Gardens [s] Would I Lie To You? (PG) [s] Parliament Question Time [s] The Cook And The Chef [s] Hard Quiz (PG) [s] Think Tank (PG) [s] The Twist (PG) [s] The Drum [s] ABC News [s] 7.30 [s] Grand Designs Australia (PG) Sherlock (M d,v) [s] Killing Eve: I’ll Deal With Him Later (M s,v) [s] ABC Late News [s] The Business [s] Call The Midwife (M v) [s] Grand Designs: The Street [s] National Press Club Address Would I Lie To You? (PG) [s]
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Sunrise [s] The Morning Show [s] Seven Morning News [s] Movie: “Seeds Of Yesterday” (M s,l) (’15) – The Sheffield family reveal and go through some home truths as their middle child inherits the Foxworth mansion. Stars: Rachael Carpani, James Maslow, Jason Lewis, Anthony Konechny The Daily Edition [s] The Chase UK [s] Seven News At 4 [s] The Chase Australia [s] Seven News [s] Home And Away (PG) [s] The Good Doctor: SFAD (M) God Friended Me: Instant Karma (PG) [s] The Latest Seven News [s] Chicago Fire: What Will Define You (M) [s] Movie: “Rites Of Passage” (M v) (’98) Stars: Jason Behr Home Shopping
6:00 News Breakfast [s] 9:00 ABC News Mornings [s] 11:30 Gardening Australia [s] 12:00 Ask The Doctor (PG) [s] Grand Designs Australia (PG) 2:00 ABC News At Noon [s] 3:00 One Plus One [s] 4:00 Boyer Lecture 2019 [s] 5:00 Unforgotten (M l) [s] 6:00 Poh’s Kitchen [s] 7:00 Hard Quiz (PG) [s] 8:30 Think Tank (PG) [s] The Twist (PG) [s] The Drum [s] ABC News [s] Gardening Australia [s] Grantchester (M v) [s] – When Will asks for Geordie’s help with a family matter, Geordie is surprised to discover where Will 11:30 really grew up. Unforgotten (M l,v) [s] 12:00 ABC Late News [s] The Business [s] Gruen (PG) [s] 2:00 Planet America [s]
Sunrise [s] The Morning Show [s] Seven Morning News [s] Movie: “Web Of Dreams” (M v) (’19) Stars: Jennifer Laporte The Daily Edition [s] The Chase UK [s] Seven News At 4 [s] The Chase Australia [s] Seven News [s] Better Homes And Gardens Movie: “War For The Planet Of The Apes” (M v) (’17) – After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller Surveillance Oz: Dashcam (PG) [s] Movie: “Someone Is Watching” (M v,l) (’00) Stars: Stefanie Powers, Mickey Toft Home Shopping
rage (PG) [s] 6:00 rage Guest Programmer (PG) 7:00 Heywire [s] 10:00 Grand Designs Australia (PG) ABC News At Noon [s] 12:00 Grantchester (M v) [s] Father Brown (PG) [s] 5:00 Grand Designs Australia (PG) 5:30 Poh’s Kitchen Lends A Hand Australia: Land Of Parrots [s] 6:00 Landline [s] 7:00 Football: A-League: Round 6 Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory *Live* From Netstrata Jubilee Stadium [s] – Reigning champions Sydney FC host Melbourne Victory. ABC News [s] Vanity Fair (PG) [s] The Good Karma Hospital (M) 9:30 Total Control (MA15+) [s] Marcella (MA15+) [s] Father Brown: The Kembleford Dragon (M v) [s] rage Guest Programmer (MA15+) [s] 12:30
NBC Today [s] Weekend Sunrise [s] The Morning Show - Weekend (PG) [s] Seven’s Horse Racing: Sandown Guineas Day [s] Seven News At 5 [s] Border Security - Australia’s Front Line (PG) [s] Seven News [s] Movie: “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2" (PG) (’10) – Making their final stand upon the ramparts of Hogwarts, Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione face their greatest foe and make the ultimate sacrifice to thwart Voldemort. Stars: Alan Rickman Movie: “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” (M v) (’15) Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Alexander Flores Home Shopping
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Today [s] 6:00 Today Extra [s] 8:30 NINE’s Morning News [s] 12:00 Ellen (PG) [s] 1:00 Chicago Med (MA15+) [s] 2:10 Timeless: The Alamo (M v) [s] 2:30 NINE News Now [s] 3:00 3:30 NINE’s Afternoon News [s] Millionaire Hot Seat [s] 4:00 NINE News [s] 4:30 A Current Affair [s] . David Attenborough Seven Worlds, One Planet: Asia (PG) 5:00 6:00 [s] – Asia - where rarely seen 6:30 animals roam the hottest 7:30 deserts, tallest jungles and highest mountains on Earth. 9:00 Love Island Australia 10:00 (MA15+) [s] Movie: “Bad Moms 2” (M l,d) (’17) Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen 11:00 12:00 Be, Kathryn Hahn Cold Case: Roller Girl (PG) [s] 1:00 2:00 Cross Court [s] 3:00 Home Shopping 4:30 Ellen (PG) [s]
5:00 Headline News [s] 5:15 Studio 10 (PG) [s] 5:30 Dr Phil (PG) [s] 1:00 Program To Be Advised 2:05 Entertainment Tonight [s] Neighbours (PG) [s] 2:55 Judge Judy (PG) [s] Everyday Gourmet With 4:25 Justine Schofield [s] Farm To Fork [s] The Bold And The Beautiful 5:30 6:00 (PG) [s] 6:30 10 News First [s] 7:30 Celebrity Name Game (PG) The Project (PG) [s] The Bachelorette Australia 8:30 (PG) [s] 9:30 Trial By Kyle (M l,n) [s] 10:35 Law And Order: SVU: Forty- 11:45 One Witnesses (M v,s) [s] 12:15 Blue Bloods: Pain Killers (M v) 1:55 WIN’s All Australian News [s] The Project (PG) [s] 2:55 The Late Show (PG) [s] 4:45 Home Shopping CBS - This Morning
CGTN English News NHK World English News Worldwatch PBS Newshour Running Wild With Uzo Aduba Disneynature: The Crimson Wing (PG) Egypt’s Sun King: The Mystery Tombs (PG) Letters And Numbers Mastermind (PG) SBS World News Ainsley’s Australian Market Menu Inside Marks And Spencer The Name Of The Rose (PG) Outlander (MA15+) SBS World News Late War And Peace (MA15+) Secrets Of The Chinese Chariot (M v) World’s Best Diet Destination Flavour Scandinavia Bitesize
Today [s] Today Extra (PG) [s] NINE’s Morning News [s] Ellen (PG) [s] Movie: “About A Boy” (M l,s) (’02) Stars: Hugh Grant NINE News Now [s] NINE’s Afternoon News [s] Millionaire Hot Seat [s] NINE News [s] A Current Affair [s] Bondi Vet: Coast To Coast (PG) [s] Movie: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (M v) (’17) Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr Movie: “Brick Mansions” (M v,l) (’14) Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, Catalina Denis Talking Honey: Is It Fair To Compare Kate And Meghan To Diana? (PG) [s] Destination WA [s] Home Shopping A Current Affair [s]
Headline News [s] Studio 10 (PG) [s] Dr Phil (PG) [s] Program To Be Advised Entertainment Tonight [s] Judge Judy (PG) [s] Everyday Gourmet [s] Farm To Fork [s] The Bold And The Beautiful (PG) [s] 10 News First [s] Celebrity Name Game (PG) The Project (PG) [s] The Living Room (PG) [s] The Graham Norton Show (M) [s] – Guests: OIivia Coleman, Helena Bonham Carter, Chadwick Boseman, Richard Ayoade, Niall Horan. Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) [s] Program To Be Advised WIN’s All Australian News [s] The Project (PG) [s] The Late Show (PG) [s] Home Shopping
CGTN English News NHK World English News Worldwatch Football: FIFA U17 World Cup: Semi Final 1 *Live* Worldwatch Football: FIFA U17 World Cup: Semi Final 2 *Live* Worldwatch PBS Newshour The Point NITV News: Nula Living Black Conversations Great British Railway Journeys Egypt’s Sun King: The Mystery Tombs (PG) Letters And Numbers Mastermind SBS World News Julius Caesar Revealed (PG) The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia (In Arabic/ English) The Feed: Cure Or Killer? Movie: “99 Homes” (M l,v) (’14) Stars: Michael Shannon
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Ellen (PG) [s] 6:00 Weekend Today [s] 6:30 Your Domain [s] 7:00 Today Extra - Saturday (PG) 7:30 Destination Happiness (PG) 8:30 Our State On A Plate [s] 9:30 Giving Life [s] 12:00 The Block (PG) [s] 1:00 Life On The Line - The Story 1:30 On The Bluefin Tuna [s] 2:00 The Garden Gurus [s] 2:30 NINE News: First At Five [s] 3:00 Getaway (PG) [s] 3:30 NINE News Saturday [s] 4:00 Movie: “Rogue One: A Star 5:00 Wars Story” (M) (’16) Stars: 6:00 Felicity Jones, Diego Luna 6:30 Movie: “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull” 7:30 (M v) (’08) Stars: Harrison Ford, 8:45 Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen 9:45 Movie: “Felony” (M v,l) (’13) Stars: Jai Courtney, Joel 10:45 Edgerton, Mark Simpson 11:45 Home Shopping 12:45 Wesley Impact [s]
6:00 6:00 Harry (PG) [s] 6:00 Home Shopping rage (PG) [s] 7:30 7:00 Weekend Today [s] 7:00 Weekend Sunrise [s] Weekend Breakfast [s] 10:00 Morning Show - Weekend [s] 10:00 Sports Sunday (PG) [s] Insiders [s] 8:00 11:00 Cross Court [s] 12:00 House Of Wellness [s] Offsiders [s] 9:00 11:30 The Hold Down [s] 1:00 Helloworld [s] The World This Week [s] 9:30 12:00 Al McGlashan’s Fish’n With 12:00 1:30 House Of Wellness [s] Compass [s] Mates [s] 2:30 Program To Be Advised Songs Of Praise [s] 12:30 3:00 World’s Deadliest Weather: 12:30 World Surf League [s] ABC News At Noon [s] 1:30 The Embassy (PG) [s] Caught On Camera (PG) [s] Landline [s] 1:00 2:00 Movie: “The Family Man” (PG) 4:00 Better Homes And Gardens Gardening Australia [s] (’00) Stars: Nicolas Cage 5:00 Seven News At 5 [s] Don’t Stop The Music [s] 1:30 4:30 Explore TV-Viking [s] 5:30 Sydney Weekender [s] The Mix [s] 2:30 5:00 NINE News: First At Five [s] Football: W-League: Round 1: 6:00 Seven News [s] 3:30 5:30 RBT: Crying Husband (PG) [s] 4:00 Canberra United v Perth Glory 7:00 Program To Be Advised 6:00 NINE News - Sunday [s] 8:00 Sunday Night [s] – Melissa *Live* From McKellar Park [s] 5:00 7:00 Hamish And Andy’s “Perfect” 6:00 Doyle leads a team of Antiques Roadshow [s] Holiday (PG) [s] Australia’s best reporters. ABC News Sunday [s] 6:30 8:30 60 Minutes [s] 9:30 Program To Be Advised Attenborough’s Wonder Of 7:30 12:00 Quantico: The Art Of War (M v) 9:30 Murder, Lies And Alibis Eggs [s] (MA15+) [s] [s] – Conor Devlin has plans of Total Control (MA15+) [s] his own when he plots revenge 11:30 See No Evil (M v) [s] Hilltop Hoods Live [s] 8:30 12:30 Rizzoli And Isles (M v) [s] and returns to his home Gruen (PG) [s] 9:30 1:30 Al McGlashan’s Fish’n With 10:30 country, meanwhile the team Frayed (M l,s) [s] Mates [s] unknowingly finds themselves Stranded (M l) [s] 11:30 2:00 Home Shopping as a pawn in his plans. Paul Kelly Live At Sydney 12:30 2:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 4:30 1:00 Home Shopping Opera House (M l) [s]
Also see: ABC COMEDY (Channel 22) ABC ME (Channel 23) ABC NEWS (Channel 24)
Also see: 7TWO (Channel 62) 7MATE (Channel 63) 7FLIX (Channel 66) 7FOOD (Channel 74)
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Bladder scanner donated to aged care home The Rotary Club of Woy Woy has donated a bladder scanner to a local aged care home. Club president Mr Don Tee was joined by fellow Rotarians Ms Marie Armstrong and Mr Vic Deeble on October 22 to deliver the scanner to staff at Woy Woy’s BlueWave Living nursing home. Mr Tee presented the device to the facility’s chief executive Mr Matt Downie as well as its chairman Mr Ross Pearce and its care manager Ms Kathy Murphy. Ms Armstrong sourced grant funding from the Rotary International Foundation and the Everglades Country Club to secure the $7000 needed to cover the
cost of the scanner. It will be used to ensure residents can have onsite bladder scans, preventing the need to travel to hospital. Mr Downie said the device would be especially useful for the facility’s dementia patients who sometimes had trouble articulating what was causing them pain. Mr Downie then thanked the Rotarians for their generous donation before joining them that afternoon for the club’s regularly scheduled meeting. SOURCE: Newsletter, 29 Oct 2019 Vic Deeble, Rotary Club of Woy Woy Media release, 30 Oct 2019 Kylie Scott, BlueWave Living
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Film documents ‘long walk’ for effective drug treatment A free screening of the documentary Half a Million Steps will take place at the Umina Uniting Church from 6:30pm on November 16.
Mingaletta wins Koori Mini Olympics Mingaletta’s Central Coast Wildfires have won the Aunty Jean’s Koori Mini Olympics.
Over 150 competitors took part in the 15th annual event at the Illawarra Hockey Stadium on October 23. The Koori Mini-Olympics evolved from the Aunty Jean’s Program, which began in the Illawarra in 2004 with the aim of improving the health of aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Program coordinator Ms Rebecca Dawson said she was
delighted for the Wildfires who made it back-to-back wins when they took out this year’s plaque after winning medals in 12 events. “These games have continually provided a physical, spiritual and social element that enhances the wellbeing of the participants as they celebrate together in the games,’’ Ms Dawson said. The Aunty Jean’s Program was named in memory of respected Elder Aunty Jean Morris, who actively promoted aboriginal health and culture in the region.
The successful program was expanded to Ulladulla as well as to the Southern and Murrumbidgee Local Health Districts. The program included physical exercise, education sessions, screening and self-management to support the development of good health behaviour for aboriginal people with chronic and complex health care needs. SOURCE: Media release, 29 Oct 2019 Peter Cross, Illawarra Local Health District
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The film documents the Long Walk to Treatment, a trek from Dubbo to Sydney in October 2018 that delivered an open letter to NSW Parliament urging that effective drug treatment be available to all. The Long Walk to Treatment was a Uniting Church initiative involving a group of 100 people raising awareness of the lack of drug treatment services in regional NSW. The journey was filmed to create the documentary that shares the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and make treatment available to all. Screening organiser Ms Carol
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Assistance dogs provided to veterans Ettalong’s Art Studios Cooperative has announced its Australian Spirit Project has provided an assistance dog to a veteran on the Coast. Organiser Ms Leasha Craig said she was extremely proud that the Co-operative had been able to help the veteran and that they were in the process of helping another veteran get their dog certified as an assistance dog. “A pilot program has been put in place, to help service dogs become more accessible to veterans and first responders suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who live on the Coast,” Ms Craig said. “This is a great achievement and is the result of the generous in-kind and financial support that businesses, community groups, creatives, veterans’ associations,
Central Coast Council, RSL subbranches and their affiliated clubs have shown throughout the four years of the Australian Spirit Project. “The project has brought many things to the surface, not only the personal stories and memories of the participating veterans, but also the need for ongoing support for our veterans and their families and the recognition of past and present services to our country,” Ms Craig said. “The program has been designed to ensure that veterans and first responders successfully achieve their goals, while strengthening the team bond,” Ms Craig said. SOURCE: Media release, 7 Nov 2019 Leasha Craig, Australian Spirit Project
Pink Day in Woy Woy raises $12,000 A group of women have raised just under $12,000 to support regional breast cancer care nurses through a Pink Day event at Woy Woy. Organised by Ms Vonnie Wood, the event was held at Woy Woy’s Ela Mesa restaurant on October 25 with 30 women coming together for an afternoon of raffles, a silent auction and a long lunch as they raised funds for the Jane McGrath Foundation. The Foundation was formed by Jane McGrath, the late wife of Australian cricket player Glenn McGrath. Her public experience with breast cancer and the impact of her own breast care nurse set her commitment and the mission for the Foundation: to ensure that every family experiencing breast cancer would have access to a breast care nurse no matter where they lived, for free. Pink Days have since been held around the country to honour McGrath’s memory and to help make her dream come true. Ms Wood started the Woy Woy Pink Day last year and raised $12,000 to support the Foundation. This year’s event came close to that figure but Ms Wood said she and the rest of the women who attended were thrilled to have contributed just under $24,000 to
the cause in such a short period of time. Ms Wood said Pink Day was well supported by local women and businesses because the event served as a poignant reminder of the battle against breast cancer. “Sadly, we all know someone affected by breast cancer. “Only 18 months ago, my mother-in-law struggled through her own diagnosis and after a double mastectomy insists McGrath Foundation breast care nurses are angels. “Pink Day is to celebrate these nurses and to help people like my mother-in-law who desperately need this service,” Ms Wood said.
McGrath Foundation director Ms Tracy Bevan attended the Woy Woy event. “Tracy was Jane’s best friend and was there for her throughout her cancer journey,” said Ms Wood. “Jane entrusted Tracy with her dying wish to keep the Foundation flourishing and she has done just that.” Ms Wood said planning was already underway for next year’s Pink Day which she said would feature a breast care nurse as its second guest speaker. SOURCE: Email, 25 Oct 2019 Interview (Dilon Luke), 6 Nov 2019 Vonnie Wood, Woy Woy Pink Day
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Geography students add to school world map mural Year 12 geography students at Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy campus students have added detail to the school’s world map mural. Students were asked to colour code the cities across the globe based on their status as most liveable (blue), most sustainable (green) and megacities (red). They used Google Earth as well as atlases to narrow each category down to the top 10 of each type.
“Students enjoyed learning where new places were, interested in how some cities were awarded in more than one category and discussed what makes them eligible for each particular category,” said campus principal Ms Rebecca Cooper. “As they learn about different locations and cities, Year 12 will continue to add to our world mural.” SOURCE: Social media, 30 Oct 2019 Rebecca Cooper, BWSC Woy Woy
Rotary club donates five computers five Chromebooks,” Ms Tesch said. Mr Curley said club members had been searching for a cause to support so were pleased to receive the call from Ms Tesch. “When the call came through, we jumped at the opportunity and were more than happy to assist. “It was the perfect way to recognise the life of former president Peter Micheletti who left behind a sum of money when he passed to be used to improve the lives of disadvantaged members in our community,” Mr Curley said. Ms Meadham said the laptop computers would go a long way to assist the learning needs of students.
The Rotary Club of Umina Beach has donated five computers to be used by aboriginal students at Umina Beach Public School. Umina Beach Public School’s aboriginal education teacher Ms Di Meadham had asked Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch for help when several aboriginal students did not have access to laptops during lessons and were being left behind as a result. Ms Tesch was able to connect the school with the Umina Beach Rotary Club which made the donation of computers. “Club secretary Mr Mike Curley agreed to fund the purchasing of
SOURCE: Media release, 6 Nov 2019 Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford
“They will significantly improve the quality of education for these students,” she said. “No longer will they feel isolated and separate from the other students. “These students will now have the opportunity to improve their technology skills and participate in deep-learning opportunities that 21st century technology affords,” Ms Meadham said. The computers were presented to the school during a traditional smoking ceremony officiated by local aboriginal elders.
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Garden club holds first produce sale The Garden Club at Woy Woy South Public School has held its first produce sale on November 6.
Throughout the year, staff and the school community have made several improvements to the school’s garden beds. Following a winter planting and some hands on work from the Garden Club, the garden beds are now yielding fresh produce. The produce sale was open to the public. Amongst the produce available were zucchini, mixed lettuce, silver beet, snow peas, lavender, mint, chives, shallots, rosemary, thyme and dill.
SOURCE: Social media, 5 Nov 2019 Matt Barr, Woy Woy South Public School
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Para-athlete returns with bronze medal Brisbane Water Secondary College para-athlete Annabelle Rodgers has returned from the INAS Global Games with a bronze medal.
roast a leg of lamb traditional style by burying it under a bed of coals. Students also learnt about traditional foods and plants indigenous people still use in their cooking today, before getting to taste the fruit of their labour.
Annabelle, who holds several state records in shotput, discus and javelin, earnt her bronze in the javelin event and followed this up with a 10th place in the shotput and ninth in the discus. Annabelle’s mother Ms Jodie Ewen-Rodgers said this was Annabelle’s first international athletics appearance. In the months leading up to the games, the family were selling sweets to raise the funds they needed to cover travel costs and other associated expenses for Annabelle to attend the games. “So thanks to everyone who bought some fudge or honeycomb.”
SOURCE: Social media, 30 Oct 2019 Kerrie O’Heir, BWSC Umina
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Students take indigenous cooking lessons Year 9 outdoor education students from Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina campus took traditional indigenous cooking lessons on October 29. The lessons were held at the school’s Aboriginal Learning Hub with students using a bush oven to
Students partner with Rotary for international aid Woy Woy South Public School has partnered with the newly-formed Rotary Club of Brisbane Water to contribute to international child aid projects. “Students have been collecting dozens of the bottle-tops from milk and juice containers that would normally end up in landfill,” said Rotarian Mrs Jayne Mote. The bottle-tops are recycled into prosthetic mechanical hands and arms for crippled children using 3D printers through the Australian non-profit Envision Hands Project. “These hands and arms are changing lives of children with missing limbs in underdeveloped countries,” Ms Mote said. “The project has drawn a lot of interest and was one that fitted in well with the community support ethos of Rotary as well as Woy Woy South, which did not hesitate to take part. “No sooner had the school
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Camp Quality puppet show visits Woy Woy Woy Woy Public School recently hosted the Camp Quality Puppet Show.
Senior choir performs at choral festival Umina Beach Public School’s Senior Choir performed at the Central Coast Choral Festival held at The Art House Wyong on October 23. Umina principal Ms Lyn Davies praised choir on its efforts. “The matinee and evening performances were the culmination
of three terms of practice and rehearsals that required a high level of dedication,” she said. “Our students performed beautifully and we are exceptionally proud of their behaviour and enthusiasm on the day. “Many parents, throughout the year, have transported students
to and from rehearsal days and concerts. “Our choir will have more opportunities to perform in upcoming events this term,” she said. SOURCE: Newsletter, 29 Oct 2019 Lyn Davis, Umina Beach Public School
Mini fete at Woy Woy South Year 6 students at Woy Woy South Public School will hold a mini fete at the school on November 14. “Next Thursday, Year 6 will host their annual mini fete to raise funds
for their Final Farewell, which will take place in Week 10,” said principal Mr Matt Barr. “The Year 6 students will provide a wide range of fun events for all students to participate in. “It promises to be a fantastic
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“Many of our families have been touched by cancer and navigating the journey of treatment can be scary, especially so for young children who feel they have no control over what is happening to them or those around them that they care about,” said principal Ms Ona Buckley. “Through the use of puppets, Camp Quality demystifies cancer in a way that children can
understand. “Camp Quality visited Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 and introduced students to Kylie, a young girl with cancer, and her best friend Mel. “We learnt that you can’t catch cancer and although people with cancer may look a little different they are the same person they were before they got sick,” Ms Buckley said. SOURCE: Social media, 1 Nov 2019 Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School
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Blues and roots duo at folk club Australian blues and roots duo Sadie and Jay will feature in the Troubadour Folk Club’s next concert. Their Troubadour performance will be their first on the Coast in a long time and Folk Club president Mr Michael Fine said audiences would have a rare chance to catch the pair in a more intimate performance. “Known for their great songwriting, exceptional vocals and tasteful accompaniment of intricate finger style guitar, bouzouki and double bass, their music styles have leanings to the alternative with a tinge of blues and roots with contemporary and original folk,” Mr Fine said. “Blending vocals of rare calibre with an evocative back-drop of traditional folk instruments this duo perform intimate, expressive and
resonant music. “Born in Scotland and raised in New Zealand, Jay grew up in a musical family immersed in traditional British folk music. “With Welsh heritage, Sadie’s love for singing is instinctive,” Mr Fine said. Songs from Sadie and Jay’s previous album’s Curious and Rogue Folk have been award winners in national and international song competitions. Most recently they were finalists for Song of the Year at the Australian Celtic Music Awards. The concert will get underway at the St Luke’s Church Hall at Woy Woy from 7pm on November 23. Doors open 6:30pm. Tickets are essential. SOURCE: Media release, 5 Nov 2019 Michael Fine, Troubadour Folk Club
Council seeks sculpture for Anderson Park Central Coast Council is seeking tenders for a sculpture for Anderson Park on the Woy Woy waterfront. “The sculpture will be visible from road, pedestrian, rail and waterway entrances to Woy Woy, “ Council director Ms Julie Vaughan. She said the project was a key part of plans to revitalise the “iconic coastal town centre”. Ms Vaughan said the council was looking for an artwork that incorporated “both past and future elements of Woy Woy’s saltwater and inland water ecology”. Mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said the public art project was “just one of several place-based creative
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Staff and patients at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital got into the spirit of the American Halloween holiday to raise funds. Hospital chief executive Ms Kathy Beverley said staff and patients did an excellent job with their ghoulish costumes. SOURCE: Social media, 31 Oct 2019 Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
Big Bouddi beach bushwalk Empire Bay Public School students took part in the Big Bouddi Beach and Bushwalk Fundraiser on November 1.
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Satirical variety show promoted for Lakes Festival A satirical variety show to be held at Ettalong this week will be the final event promoted as part of Central Coast Council’s Lakes Festival Clambake II will be presented by the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus at the original Ettalong Community Hall on Broken Bay Rd, from 8pm on Saturday, November 16. The show will feature fringe artists Miss Tree, Debzillah, Jojo Zhao, Hooping Harlet and Vanity Flair presenting performance art, drag and burlesque. Fun Haus chairperson Mr Juan Iocco said: “Clambake last year was the first real fringe arts and cabaret event on the Peninsula
and we’re thrilled to be ramping up the entertainment and building on the momentum of Coastal Twist to continue changing perceptions of the Central Coast, right here on the Peninsula. “Getting to do that as the Peninsula’s first ever Lakes Festival offering just makes it all the more special,” he said. Mr Iocco said that, as was the case with Coastal Twist, the Fun Haus was expecting a large contingent of out of town visitors to descend on Ettalong for Clambake II. SOURCE: Media release, 28 Oct 2019 Interviews (Dilon Luke), 6 Nov 2019 Glitta Supernova, Juan Iocco, Naughty Noodle Fun Haus
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A licenced club in Woy Woy will hold a free children’s Christmas party on November 29. Everglades Country Club will hold the event from 6pm to 8pm with families welcomed for a free evening of children’s entertainment, including face painting and Christmas songs. There will also be a number of games scheduled for the children throughout the night. SOURCE: Social media, 7 Nov 2019 Sarah Kane, Everglades Country Club
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A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF EVENTS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ON THE CENTRAL COAST MONDAY, NOV 11
Broadway to Ballroom, Laycock Street Community Theatre, Ticketed, The Lakes Festival: 11am Pop-up Creative Precinct Free Events, Mackenzie Reserve, Who’s Living On My Budgewoi, 11/11 - 16/11, Land? Learn About Paddle To Pedal - 13/11, Native And Feral 8am - 4pm, Animal Activity, Tai Chi in the Park with Narara Eco Village, David - 11 & 13/11, Free, 10am - 3pm 9:30am - 10:30am
The Vietnam Veterans, Peacekeepers’ & Peacemakers’ Association: Remembrance Day Ceremony, Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial on the Ettalong waterfront, 10.45am Green Living Workshop: Upcycle Recycle Kitchen Garden, Woy Woy Library, Free - Booking’s required, 12:30pm - 3pm
TUESDAY, NOV 12
The Ronald McDonald Family Room: Sportsman’s Lunch, Central Coast Leagues Club, Ticketed, 1pm Tuggerah Lakes U3A presents a Talk on ‘A recent visit to Japan ’ (M & N Bevege) The Entrance/Long Jetty RSL Hall, 10am – 12pm’
Green Living Workshop: Compost and Worm Farming , Buttonderry Waste Management Facility, Booking’s required, 9am - 11:30am
The Lakes Festival: Mums and Bubs Fitness in the Park with Jeanette Free Event, Mackenzie Reserve, Budgewoi, 11 & 15/11, 9:30am - 10:30am
Tech Time One-On-One Sessions, Kincumber Library, Free - Booking’s required, 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Green Living Movie: Just Eat It, The Hub Youth Centre, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Park Feast - Food Truck 2019 Workplace Update Festival, Seminar, Gosford Waterfront, 15 & 16/11, The Entertainment Grounds 4pm - 10pm Panorama Lounge, Free - Booking’s required, SATURDAY, NOV 16 8:30am - 10:30am
I Am My Own Wife, Laycock Street Community Theatre, Ticketed, 8pm
Record Fair, Woy Woy Bowling Club, 10am - 3pm
Wyong Writers Festival, TUESDAY, NOV 19 The Chapman Building Grounds, Free family event, Learning How To Teach 9am - 3pm Learner Drivers, Wadalba Community Discover Frogs Talk School, Free, and Walk, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Katandra Reserve, Holgate, Ticketed, 6.30pm - 9pm 4349 4756
Ladies of Laughter - Bev Killick, Steph Tisdell, Georgie Carrol and Nikki Osborne, Central Coast Leagues Club, Ticketed, 8pm Edible Plants of the Strickland Forest, Meet at the Visitors Centre, Narara Ecovillage, Ticketed, 10.45am - 4pm
Free Mentoring For Community Groups, Smart Work Hub Gosford, Booking’s required, 9am - 3pm
WEDNESDAY, NOV 20
Bee Gees Show One Night Only, The Art House Wyong, Ticketed, 8pm Last Meeting of the Year Dying With Dignity NSW, Meeting Room 3, Gosford Library, The Hive, non members welcome, 10am Coastwide Therapy Services Fundraiser - ‘the girl’ Art Exhibition, The Entrance Gallery at The Entrance Community Centre, 22/11 - 21/12 SpeakUP: Poetic Justice, The Art House Wyong, Ticketed, 7:30pm
The Lyin’ Queen, The Art House Wyong, Ticketed, 20 & 21/11, 8pm 4335 1485
Jimeoin Result! Davistown RSL, Ticketed, 7pm
SATURDAY, NOV 23
St. Andrew’s ShanaDay Concert, Toukley Presbyterian Church, Donation entry, 2PM
Central Coast Mariners vs Western United FC, Central Coast Stadium, Ticketed, 6pm Lions Club of Woy Woy Peninsula Inc: Car Boot Sale and BBQ, Car Park Dundan Road Woy Woy, 6AM -1PM Avoca Beachside Markets, Heazlett Park Foreshore, 9am - 2pm
THURSDAY, NOV 28 Council Pop Up, Erina Fair, 5pm - 7pm yourvoiceourcoast.com
Wyong Writers Festival Evening: An Evening with Tempo Terrific Band Michael Hanrahan, Annual Friends’ Concert, ACL Taylor Function Room Kincumber Uniting Church, Central Coast Council Tickets at door, 3pm Chambers Wyong, Ticketed, FRIDAY, NOV 15 Ramp Up Digital Skills 6.30pm - 8.30pm Superhero Sunday! In Your Business, The Lakes Festival: Central Coast Mariners Community Fundraiser, Gosford RSL, Eco-crafts for little ones, Lakelands Community vs Adelaide United, Free Workshop, Mackenzie Reserve Centre Kanwal, Free face Central Coast Stadium, Budgewoi, Free - Booking’s painting and activities, 9.30am - 12.30pm Ticketed, 5pm 11am - 3pm required, 11am - 12pm bit.ly/rotaryworkshop www.a-league.com.au Heather Morris: Author Event, Erina Library, 10:45am - 12:30pm
SUNDAY, DEC 1 ESPAÑA EL VITO: The Spirit of Spain & Tango, Greenway Memorial Chapel, 460 Avoca Dr Green Point, Ticketed, 7:30pm www.espanaconcerts.com
Ye Olde England Phoenix Collective, Greenway Chapel Green Point, Ticketed, 2.30pm - 4.30pm www.trybooking.com/book/ sessions?eid=440553
Curtain Up Showcasing Australian Soloists, Gosford High School Hall, Ticketed, 2.30PM
A GARDEN PARTY Community All proceeds to Children’s www.thearthousewyong. Environment Network Origami Christmas Medical Research Institute, End Of Year com.au Decorations, 80 Broadwater Drive Get-Together, Kincumber Library, Saratoga, Ticketed, The Inaugural Skills 4 Life Staff Common Room, The Lakes Festival: Guided Free, 10am - 12pm 12pm Expo, Last Stand: Chisel School of Applied shoreline walk + talk with The Hub Erina Youth Centre, Barnes Show, Sciences, Ourimbah Margot and Phil, The Lakes Festival: The Central Coast Stamp Free, 9:30am - 2:30pm Woy Woy Leagues Club, Mackenzie Reserve Campus, $10 donation Mums and Bubs Fitness in And Coin Fair, Free Show, 8pm appreciated, the Park with Jeanette - Budgewoi, Free - Booking’s RFBI Lake Haven Masonic THURSDAY, NOV 21 required, Clambake - A different Village Centre, 16 & 17/11, 4342 3366 Free Event, RSVP by 22/11, 9:30am - 10:30am www.eastsgroup.com.au Mackenzie Reserve, kettle of fish, 6.30pm - 8.30pm 10am - 4pm Let’s Talk Woy Woy Budgewoi, 11 & 15/11, www.cen.org.au/events Wadhayi Ettalong, Have your say, THURSDAY, NOV 14 Troubadour Folkclub: 9:30am - 10:30am. New South Wales Junior Ticketed - no door Country Women’s Sadie and Jay (Qld)Kinder Circus with FRIDAY, NOV 29 Track Championship, sales, 7:30pm Association Woy Woy, Folk and Roots duo, Roundabout Senior’s expo, https://NaughtyNoodle.com.au Allen Park MVRG Somersby, 10am - 2pm & St. Luke’s Hall Woy Woy, 10:30am - 12pm. Kincumber Uniting The Lighting of the 16 & 17/11 4pm 7:30pm Ticketed, 7pm Upcycling Workshops with Christmas Tree, Lighthouse Festival, Church, yourvoiceourcoast.com Nina: T-shirt Extravaganza, The Village Green Toukley, Norah Head Lighthouse, The Sydney Comedy Club, 10am - 4pm 12 & 13/11, 10:30am Thee Cha Cha Chas East 5pm - 9pm Ticketed, 2pm Entertainment Grounds, 0407 452 971 Young Theatre Makers 12pm Coast Australian Tour + Ticketed, 6pm - 11pm group: Can You Hear Them? Special Guests, Tuggerah Lakes U3A For our Kids Sake Community & Business Youth Arts Warehouse Paul Mcdermott & Gatesy Hardys Bay Club, presents a Talk on Tough Mudder Sydney, Fundraiser Women’s NetworkGosford, Ticketed, Go Solo, Ticketed, 7pm ‘Modern Technology-how it Glenworth Valley, Dinner and Dance, Twilight Market, 7pm - 8.30pm Laycock Street Theatre affects you’ Ticketed, 16 - 17/11 NEXUS Smart Hub, Wyong Leagues Club, Auditorium, Ticketed, The Entrance/Long Jetty Christmas in Kibble Park, 5pm - 9pm Learning How To Teach Ticketed, 6:30pm 8pm RSL Hall, 10am – 12pm’ Kibble Park Gosford, SUNDAY, NOV 17 Learner Drivers, www.stickytickets.com. 4pm - 8:30pm Emergency preparation Erina Library Erina Fair, au/89352 Colour Me Calm, SUNDAY, NOV 30 Wallarah Community skills for seniors, Free, 6:30pm - 8:30pm The Entrance Library, SUNDAY, NOV 24 Band Terrigal 50+ Leisure and 19-Twenty at Blues on the Free - Booking’s required, A Luminous Christmas, Annual Concert, Learning Centre, FRIDAY, NOV 22 Mountain, 10am - 11am & 2pm - 3pm Waterfront Plaza The Free - Booking’s required, Mangrove Mountain Hall, Wyong Golf Club, Entrance, 9:30am - 11:30am Ticketed, 6pm Tickets at door, 2pm 5:30pm - 9:30pm WEDNESDAY, NOV 13 The Lakes Festival: Paddle To Pedal, Blue Haven (details confirmed on booking) 8am - 4pm
Jubila Singers, St John the Baptist Catholic Church Woy Woy, Free, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Brisbane Water Historical Society Exhibition: ‘Footprints’ Henry Kendall Cottage, 1/12 - 29/03
THURSDAY, DEC 5 Council Pop Up, Wyong Village Central, 10am - 12pm yourvoiceourcoast.com
SATURDAY, DEC 7 Wildplant Community Nursery , CEN Office, off Brush Road, Ourimbah, 9am - 12pm www.cen.org.au/events
A Night of Power and Passion, Central Coast Leagues Club, Ticketed, 8:30pm Avoca Twilight Markets, Avoca Village, 5pm - 9pm
SUNDAY, DEC 8 Handmade on the Coast, Woy Woy Wharf, 9am - 2pm Hans: Like a German, Laycock Street Community Theatre, Ticketed, 8pm
WEDNESDAY, DEC 11 Luke Antony: Christmas in Song, Laycock Street Theatre Auditorium, Ticketed, 11am
SUNDAY, DEC 22 Central Coast Mariners vs Adelaide United, Central Coast Stadium, Ticketed, 6pm www.a-league.com.au
TUESDAY, DEC 24 The Christmas Fair 12th Year! Mt Penang Gardens, 9am - 2pm
Carols in the Park, Memorial Park The Entrance, 6pm - 9pm
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Bill Graham granted life membership at Men’s Shed Mr Bill Graham has been appointed as a life member of the Umina Beach Men’s Shed. After a lifetime in the liquor trade and then a stint at sea, Mr Graham retired to the Peninsula some 20 years ago. He joined the Men’s Shed in 2012 in the hope of sharing his computer skills with other members, for which Shed committee secretary Mr Vic Brown said members were grateful. “Bill’s computer skills and knowledge are seemingly as up to date as the youngsters’ of today, so he is able to help and assist our members. “It wasn’t long before Bill joined the committee and took over the responsibility for opening and closing for the three days a week we are open, and also for running the front of house operations,” Mr Brown said. “For his ongoing contribution,
dedication and energy level in all things at the Shed, the members at our recent annual general meeting unanimously voted for Bill to become a life member, the first for the Umina Beach Men’s Shed,” Mr Brown said. SOURCE: Media release, 4 Nov 2019 Vic Brown, Umina Beach Men’s Shed
CWA branch member awarded life membership A Woy Woy member of the Country Women’s Association has been awarded life membership. Woy Woy’s Ms Amy Peick was honoured with life membership of the Country Women’s Association of NSW after 44 years as a member of branches across the Northumberland group, the group of branches to which Woy Woy branch belongs. Ms Peick was notified of her life membership at the Northumberland group annual general meeting on October 24. Branch president Ms Jane Bowtell said: “We are so thrilled to announce that our very own Amy Peick was awarded life membership of the Country Women’s Association of NSW. “Amy has been a member of the CWA for 44 years. “She is always willing and ready to share her wisdom. “We are so very privileged to have you as part of our branch,” Ms Bowtell said.
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SOURCE: Social media, 25 Oct 2019 Jane Bowtell, Woy Woy CWA
Umina CWA almost doubles membership in a year The Umina Beach branch of the Country Women’s Association has almost doubled its membership over the past year. The branch has welcomed 15 new members this year to bring total membership to 32, said club publicity officer Ms Margaret Key. She said the branch had experienced “an unprecedented level of growth this year, measured not just by the branch’s influx of new members but by the success of its projects”. Ms Key said members were enjoying the friendship, skill sharing and upskilling opportunities and general sisterhood the Country Women’s Association was known for. She said the branch’s other achievements this year included having the old asbestos roof at their hall replaced and taking part in their first CWA Sconeversation, opening their doors to the community to discuss mental health and promote social connections. Ms Key said the branch was now winding down for the year. “We have wrapped up the year with a barbecue at Umina Beach, which we love as it gives us the chance to interact with our community while raising funds. Ms Key was recently recognised by the Northumberland Group
of the Association for her role in the success of the branch, being awarded the Group’s Publicity Award. She was honoured for her efforts in spreading the message of the Association and for helping promote the Umina Beach branch
in the wider community through her role as the branch’s publicity officer. Ms Key said she was flattered to receive the award but the branch overall was the real winner.
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Put your feet up and come travel with Road Runner Tours this Christmas
Christmas is fast approaching so it’s time to start planning your getaway. So why not spend this Christmas with Road Runner Tours for their 8 day Gold Coast Christmas tour or, their 5 day Christmas in Dorrigo. As soon as you step on board the coach you’ll notice the decorated fit-out in keeping with a Christmas spirit in mind, but it’s the places you will be visiting and the fun you will have on these tours that will make this a special time of year to get away. The Gold Coast Christmas tour will take in Seaworld, Tropical Fruit World, The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, but most excitingly the Australian Outback Spectacular Show. The tour also takes you on a journey through some wonderful towns like Gloucester, Glen Innes, Casino and Tenterfield, the home town of Peter Allen, as you head north to Queensland. But if the Gold Coast is not to your liking this year you can head to higher grounds to Dorrigo with all its beauty and visit Dangar Falls, the Dolphin Marine Magic Conservation Park, The Big Banana, Sealy Lookout and the Skywalk. You will also get plenty of time to explore the many charms of this region and with a group of travellers looking to enjoy Christmas together. And Road Runner Tours don’t forget to include a scrumptious Christmas lunch that is included on both these tours that will warm you up to a great 2020 not too far away.
So to find out all about the places you’ll be visiting go to their website www.roadrunnertours.com.au to download the itinerary or call Road Runner Tours on 02 4353 9050 and ask us about all their upcoming tours and daytrips.
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Directory - Not for profit Community Organisations
Art & Culture Central Coast Art Society Weekly paint-outs Tues 0428 439 180. Workshops 9.30am 1st & 3rd Wed Gosford City Art Centre 4363 1156. Social Meetings 1.30pm 4th Wed for demonstrations 4325 1420 email@example.com
Central Coast Handweavers, Spinners and Textile Arts Guild Spinning and weaving, patchwork and quilting, felting and other fibre and fabric crafts, community quilting bees Day and Night Groups 4325 4743 www.cottagecrafts.net.au
Ettalong Beach Art & Crafts Centre Adult classes in Pottery Watercolours, Oils, Acrylics, Pastels, Silvercraft, Patchwork & Quilting 0412 155 391 www.ebacc.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospital Art Australia Inc. Meet every Tue and Fri 9am-2pm - 109 Birdwood Ave, Umina - Painting and Canvas drawing. Volunteers welcome 0431 363 347 hospitalartaustralia.com.au
Community Centres Peninsula Community Centre Cnr Ocean Beach Rd & McMasters Rd Woy Woy Activities, programs and support groups for children, teens, adults and seniors including occasional care, playgroups, dance classes, karate, fitness classes, youth services, gambling solutions, internet kiosk and social groups. 4341 9333 www.coastcommunityconnections.com.au
Empire Bay Probus Club Friendship, fellowship, and fun in retirement. Very active club, outings, excursions, dining - 3 times a month 1st Thur 1.30pm Empire Bay Progress Hall Visitors Welcome. 0419 252 708 Ettalong 50+ Leisure & Learning Centre Cards, Chess, Choir, Creative Folk Art, Dancing, Darts, Handicraft, Handicrafts, Indoor Bowls, Leatherwork, Line Dancing, Mahjong, Painting, Rummking, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Ukulele, Women’s Shed, 4304 7222 Brisbane Water Caravan Club Caravans Wanted to join and have fun Gosford NSW Your owners are most welcome too https://bwcaravanclub. wixsite.com/bwcc
Contact Joe 4344 4363 Central Coast Community Legal Centre Not for profit service providing free legal advice. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
4353 4988 email@example.com
Point Clare Community Hall Community Garden Playgroup Craft and Exercise Groups Function or Meeting Hire Managed by Gosford Regional Community Services Enquiries regarding hire to 4323 7483 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gosfordcommunity.org.au
ABC “The Friends” Support group for Public Broadcaster. Aims: Safeguard ABC’s independence, adequate funding, high standards. Meetings through the year + social afternoons Well-known guest speakers 4341 5170 www.fabcnsw.org.au
Central Coast Caravanners Inc 3rd Sun - Jan to Nov Visitors - New Members welcome, Trips Away, Social Outings, friendship with like minded folk Details from Geoff 0447 882 150
CENTRAL COAST 50+ SINGLE & SOCIAL GROUP Fun And Friendship With an Excellent Monthly Progam of Dinner, Dancing, Scrabble, Cards, And Tenpin Etc. So Call -
0437 699 366 0426 969 212
CCLC Indoor Bowls Mon - Ladies Social Wed Night - Mixed Social Sat - Mixed Social New members welcome tuition given level 2 Central Coast Leagues Club 4334 3800 Freemasons Who are they? What do they do? Find out about the wolrd’s oldest fraternal organisation and how we help our community. Gosford Masonic Centre 86 Mann St Gosford www.tccl2001.org
Peninsula Village Playgroup Carers, Grandparents, parents & children ‘Intergenerational Playgroup’ Tues 10-11.30am 4344 9199 Peninsula School for Seniors Community Centre, McMasters Road, Woy Woy Discussions, rumikin, craft, history, walks, & coach trips Tues, Wed, Thur 4341 5984 or 4341 0800 Seniors Computer Club Central Coast A non-profit seniors club to help members master computers, tablets, phones and keep up with grand children Friendly Volunteer Helpers email@example.com Google scccckincumber
4307 9421 Seniors Social and Friendship Club Inc Meets 2nd Mon Regular monthly social activities as well as day
outings and short breaks away, organised by individual members. 4322 7588 or 0427 404 322 The Krait Club Community Centre - Cooinda Village, Neptune St, Umina 10.30am For seniors. Gentle exercises, quizzes, games, social activities, guest speakers, entertainment and bus trips - 4344 3277 Umina Beach Men’s Shed Men share a variety of tools, pursue interests and hobbies, spend time with other men and learn new skills Darrell 4342 9606
2nd Tue - 1.30pm 1800 644 189 Gambling Solutions Gambling help counsellors providing free confidential professional service to gamblers, family and friends. Woy Woy, Kincumber, Gosford and The Entrance 4344 7992 GROW Support Groups Small friendly groups formed to learn how to overcome anxiety, depression and loneliness and to improve mental health and well-being. Anonymous, free and open to all. Bring a support person if you like. Weekly meetings at Woy Woy, Bateau Bay and Wyong 1800 558 268
4344 7989 or 4368 2214 Woy Woy Stroke Recovery Club Everglades Country Club 2nd Tues 11am Company, up-to-date info, hydrotherapy, bus trips 1300 650 594
Music Brisbane Water Brass Brass Band entertainment for the community playing all types of popular music. Rehearsal every Tues 7.30pm-10pm 0419 274 012 Coastal a Cappella Vibrant women’s a cappella chorus. New members welcome - music education provided. Rehearsals. Tues 7pm Gosford Tafe Performance opportunities Hire us for your event 0412 948 450
activities, fellowship and friendship. Rotary Club of Kariong Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Rd, Fri 7.15am 4340 4529 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Club of Umina Beach Wednesdays 6.30pm Everglades Country Club 0409 245 861 email@example.com
0409 245 861 Rotary Club of Woy Woy Tues 6pm Everglades Country Club. Don Tee 0428 438 535
Woy Woy community garden, social events, workshops, organic food buying group www.peg.org.au
Central Coast Goju-Kai Karate Traditional Karate & Self Defence for Teens & Adults No Contracts, Cheap Rates Wamberal - Mon 630pm Kincumber - Thurs 715pm 0417 697 096 www.centralcoastgojukaikarate.com.au
Woy Woy Judo Club Mon & Fri -Beginners From 4:30pm Tue & Thur - graded classes 4:30pm - 8:30pm 27 Bowden Road Woy Woy Min Age 3 years old 0434 000 170
Bridge Duplicate Bridge Mon Tue www.woywoyjudoclub.com Thur Fri Sat-12.15pm www.grow.org.au Veterans & Wed 9.15am Brisbane Water Bridge Club, National Malaya Borneo Meals on Wheels Peninsula Community Centre Delicious meals delivered Veterans Association 93 McMasters Rd. free - Join us for a midday firstname.lastname@example.org 1st Sat (except Jan) 10.30am Woy Woy meal - Help with shopping Umina Club www.brisbane-water.bridge-club.org and cooking classes Melbourne Avenue 4329 7122 Soundwaves email@example.com Umina Beach 4341 6699 A cappella harmony for Men Cash Housie 4342 1107 – new members welcome. 50 Games every Sat night Wagstaffe to Killcare Rehearsals Mondays 7.00pm Peninsula Community Centre, Mary Mac’s Place The Partners of Community to 9.30pm Central Coast Providing hot, freshly cooked McMasters Rd, Woy Woy,t Veterans Association Protect and preserve the Leagues Club, Dane Drive, meals - Mon to Fri 11am-1pm 7.30pm. Proceeds to Woy environment & residential Gosford of Australia Inc Central with support, info & referrals Woy Catholic Parish. nature of the Bouddi Ring Max on 4324 3631 firstname.lastname@example.org 4341 0584 Coast Sub Branch email@example.com Peninsula and to strengthen or Kieran 4324 1977 4th Tues - 10am-1pm community bonds Kincumber Neighbourhood Central Coast Family 2nd Mon, 7.30pm Overeaters Centre, 1/20 Kincumber St Troubadour Central History Society Inc. Wagstaffe Hall 4360 2945 Anonymous (OA) Kincumber Coast Folk, Traditional Resources, information firstname.lastname@example.org 12-step fellowship for those Support Network for Partners & advice to study your & Acoustic Entertainment with eating disorders. No of Past and present Australian family’s history. Music and Spoken Word dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Defence Forces 1st Sat 1pm Lions Concerts, Ukulele meets, and Frantastics Choir Inc Peninsula Com. Cntr, cnr. Mc 0403 499 905 Community Hall, 8 Russell Sessions High quality variety Masters Rd & Ocean Beach Drysdale St, E. Gosford. 4th Sat 7pm CWA Hall Woy entertainment available for Rd. Woy Woy, Fri 8pm www.centralcoastfhs.org.au Veterans’ Help Centre’ Woy 4342 6716 matinee 0412 756 446 Assist all veterans & email@example.com 4324 5164 bookings at your venue. www.oa.org families with pension & New members welcome. Political Groups welfare issues. Central Coast 1pm Mondays during school Australian Labor Party Mon & Wed 9am-1pm Peninsula Village terms Tenants’ Advice and Political discussions, national, 4344 4760 Cnr Broken Bay Wellness Centre Walter Baker Hall, Woy Woy Advocacy Service state and local government Rd & Beach St Ettalong. Offering holistic and 4343 1995 Help with issues with firstname.lastname@example.org. issues www.frantastics.org complementary therapies landlords & real estate including aromatherapy, agents? Free telephone Health Groups Woy Woy Ettalong massage and music therapy Umina Ettalong Branch advice and advocacy for Hardy’s Bay RSL Al-Anon 2nd Mon Umina Beach 4344 9199 all tenants and residents in Provide help with pensions If someone’s drinking is Bowling Club 7.30pm 4342 residential parks. and welfare etc. causing you problems... 3676 Peninsula Village Meals 4353 5515 Shop 5/382 Oceanview Rd Al-Anon can help email@example.com Ourimbah/ Narara Delivered daily to your door Ettalong. Tues & Thurs 9am 1300 252 666 Branch Nutritious, great for the elderly to 1pm 4341 2594 Meetings Sat 2pm Niagara Park Primary School Central Coast 4344 9199 Woy Woy Hospital 7.30pm 1st Mon Women’s Groups Rescue Unit Ocean Beach Road 0410 309 494 Marine Education Courses. Peninsula Village Country Women’s firstname.lastname@example.org Radio Licenses, Boat Carer’s Support Group Association Umina Woy Woy Branch Arthritis NSW Safety & Boat License For carers of loved ones with 2 Sydney Ave Everglades Country Club Woy Woy support group & PWC License Tests, dementia - 1st Wed - 10 to Branch Meetings 7.30pm 2nd Mon Ettalong Bowling Club Navigation, Seamanship and 11.30am 2nd Wednesday 10am Springwood Road Woy Woy Peninsula Day Branch Meteorology. Craft & Friends Paula 4344 9199 3rd Tues 10.30am 1pm 2nd Mon 4325 7929 Wednesdays 9.30am 1800 011 041 CWA Hall Woy Woy www.vmrcc.org.au 2nd and 4th Sundays Prostate Cancer 4341 9946 12.15pm Support Group Better Hearing Central Coast 0416 193 070 - 4340 1746 (Gosford) Australia - Central Liberal Party of Soaring Club Inc Last Fri, Terrigal Uniting Coast Gliding Club, Learn to fly, Australia Country Women’s Church, 380 Terrigal Drive, Hea ring loss management Instruction FREE to members Woy Woy Branch Association Woy Woy Terrigal Support and educational Come and have an Air 4th Thur 6.30pm 30 The Boulevarde, Woy Woy 9.30am to 12 noon groups providing practical Experience Flight Club Umina, Melbourne Ave, Craft & Friendship: 1st, 2nd 4367 9600 experience and confidence All Welcome Umina Beach www.pcfa.org.au and 3rd Wed 10AM. email@example.com Learn the benefits of hearing 14 and up for Training Meetings: 4th Wed 10AM. aids - 4321 0275 Flying at Bloodtree Road Ph: 0411 434 785 Peninsula Lighthouse Mangrove Mountain Thur, Central Coast Greens Guiding you through the firstname.lastname@example.org Sat, Sun (weather permitting) Active regarding ecological BlueWave Living storm - Your only local mobile 0412 164 082 sustainability, social & Woy Woy Community counselling service Peninsula Women’s economic justice, peace & Aged Care facility providing 0414 635 047 Supporting ALL people www.ccsoaring.com.au Health Centre non-violence, grassroots residential aged care to the suffering from Domestic Counselling, therapeutic and democracy & getting frail aged. Violence offering a holistic Ettalong Toastmasters social groups, workshops, Greens elected Permanent and respite care program making our We provide a supportive and domestic violence and abuse 3rd Thur accommodation available. community safer. centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au positive learning experience in issues. All services by women Information 2nd and 4th Wed email@example.com Counselling services available which members are for women - 10am - 4344 2599 Monday @ Ettalong Baptist empowered to develop Service Groups firstname.lastname@example.org 4342 5905 Church Barrenjoey Room , www.cccwhc.com.au communication and Lions Club of Woy Woy book an appointment: leadership skills, resulting in 3rd Mon. 0417 472 374 greater self-confidence and email@example.com Woy Woy Leagues Club personal growth www.peninsulalighthouse.info/ Central Coast Make new friends and 2nd & 4th Tue, 7:30PM, have fun while serving your Parkinson’s Ettalong Diggers Schizophrenia and community. Support Group 0408 416 356 Bipolar Fellowship 0478 959 895 We aim to help individuals For Schizophrenia/Bipolar/ and their families better Mental Health sufferers, Peninsula manage living with Rotary Clubs family, carers and friends. . Environment Group Parkinson’s Disease International service club 1st Thur - 1pm Room 3 Environmental projects, Guest speakers are a regular improves lives of communities Uniting Church Donnison St (incl. Woytopia), feature of our meetings. in Aust. & o/seas. Fun-filled Gosford Volunteering Central Coast Refers potential volunteers to community orgs. Supports both volunteers and community orgs. Training for volunteers & their managers.
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Nathan Malloy and Lee Trethowan
Ettalong pair wins Champion Pairs title Ettalong Memorial Bowling club edged out Umina Beach Men’s Bowling Club to take out the Bowls Central Coast Champion of Club Champions Pairs competition. Ettalong’s Nathan Malloy and Lee Trethowan claimed the Champion Pairs title after beating
Umina’s Glen Simington and Shane Starkey 18 points to four. “As often happens, the drama of this year’s championship was in the earlier rounds,” said Bowls Central Coast secretary Mr Doug Rose. “Glen and Shane won their quarter final by one shot over Wamberal’s Michael Maycock and Darren Hooper.
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“Then they played a semifinal against Bateau Bay’s Brett Williams and Grant Spurway who had a hard-fought one-point win in their quarter final over the high profile Wyong pair of Wayne Hesling and Mark Wheatley. “The Umina pair played impeccable bowls in windy conditions in the semi-final to defeat the Bateau Bay duo 26-8. “Meanwhile, Nathan and Lee had been travelling comfortably through the early rounds until the semi-final when they faced up against Terrigal’s Chayne Edwards and Rod Rewko. “All four players played sensational bowls in windy conditions. “Terrigal got away to an early 8-1 lead but Ettalong came back to finally draw the game 19-all after 19 ends. “Lee and Nathan went on to win the semi 21-20 only ever in the lead after the last end,” Mr Rose said. SOURCE: Media release, 1 Nov 2019 Doug Rose, Bowls Central Coast
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Surf club celebrates 50 years of ‘rubber ducky’ how we performed rescues. “It has since become a vital piece of equipment that is used not only in Australia but right around the world. “Since records started the boats and the crews that man them have saved 108,000 lives,” he said. Mr Sheppard also shared some historic photos of club members operating the club’s own rubber ducky, including one of Mr Steven Ginnsburg and Mr Greg White aboard the club’s first ever rubber ducky in 1979 and one of former club captain Mr Steven Woulfe in 1982 with the vessel and another historic piece of club equipment, the beach rescue buggy. According to Mr
Sheppard, in those days before specialised beach vehicles, individual clubs had to come up with their own ways of transporting equipment like rubber duckies to parts of the beach where they were needed. For Killcare that problem was solved by the, an old Volkswagen that had been modified to transport boards and other pieces of the club’s equipment around Killcare Beach. “Rescue tech and tools come and go, but the good old rubber ducky is one that has truly stood the test of time,” Mr Sheppard said.
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(1) Deepwater Plaza Woy Woy on 4th September Won by Helen Anderson of Woy Woy (2) Everglades Country Club Woy Woy on 5th September Winner John Shearman of Daleys Point (3) Peninsula Plaza Woy Woy on 6th September winner Gary Forrest of Woy Woy. Thank you to everyone that participated much appreciated
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Umina United holds presentation Umina United Soccer Club held its end of year senior presentation on October 27. Among the club’s top awardees were Mr Gavin Robertson and Ms Karen Croft who were named joint Club Persons of the Year. Ryan Frame picked up the Gary Burgess Senior Men’s Player of the Year. The club has also announced
its 2020 Committee with Mr Phil Rayner named president, Mr Albert Atkin vice president and Ms Croft secretary. Mr David Brewer and Mr Peter Croft were named directors of junior and senior football respectively and Mr Gavin Robinson was appointed as treasurer. SOURCE: Social media, 30 Oct 2019 Phil Rayner, Umina United FC
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LAT 33° 51’ S - LONG 151° 14’ E - TIME ZONE - 1000 Times and Heights(m) of high and low waters Times are in local standard time (UTC +10:00) or daylight savings time (UTC +11:00) when in effect.
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Awards for Woy Woy club Two Woy Woy Football Club members were honoured during Central Coast Football’s end of season awards night. Mr Phil Butler was named the Division 1 Coach of the Year. Jayke Browne was named the Division 1 Player of the Year. SOURCE: Social media, 27 Oct 2019 Dawn Butler, Woy Woy Football Club
Mixed results for Peninsula Ducks The Peninsula Ducks had mixed results in round three of the Central Coast Softball Association Competition. The Ducks started the round with a 20-17 point win with their teeballers edging out the Blue Thunder. “All reports indicate there is a lot of fun being had by these kids,” said Ducks president Ms Di Barrymore. The Club’s Modball team also
retained their unbeaten status with a hard fought 9-8 point win over Mingara White. The Junior team had a tough time against the Rusty Bears with a 19-4 loss, but Ms Barrymore said the team was enjoying getting out on the pitch and learning to work together as a unit. The Division 4 White’s lost against the Decoys, going down 4-14 in their fixture. The Division 4 Purple fared
better in their match with a 10-4 win over Mingara. Division 3 also recorded a strong win over Mingara with a commanding 19-2 final score. The Division 3 women were having fun and had fitted well into their combined team, Ms Barrymore said. SOURCE: Social media, 28 Oct 2019 Di Barrymore, Peninsula Ducks Softball Club
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Back from swimming world cup Woy Woy Swim Club’s Cassandra van Breugel has returned from round six of the Swimming World Cup held in the Russian city of Kazan from November 1 to 3.
champions. She achieved a number of top 20 placings, with her best results being two ninth places in the women’s 100m and 200m breaststroke events.
Cassandra competed against some of the world’s emerging elite swimmers and established
SOURCE: Social media, 1 Nov 2019 Richard Braddish, Woy Woy Swim Club
Jemma Smith comes second in Coolangatta Gold Umina surf athlete Jemma Smith has come second in her first Coolangatta Gold race.
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Smith went into the competition after having been crowned the Under-23 Female Ocean Kayak World Champion as well as NSW Ironwoman Champion for the year. Her Coolangatta Gold course comprised a 23km ski paddle from Coolangatta to Broadbeach, a 2.1km run to Burleigh followed by a 3.5km swim at Burleigh, a 6.1km board paddle to Currumbin, ending with a 7.1km run. “I’d never done this race before, so I didn’t know what to expect,” Jemma said. “It was a grind, but I absolutely
love tough racing like that. “It makes it really interesting.” Jemma Smith led the pack from the start. “I knew with the ski leg first I had to get out there early and then fortunately in the swim leg I was able to hold the lead which was really nice. “The board leg was then about conserving some energy for the run,” she said. It was a tight finish with Queensland’s Lana Rogers who took the lead in the run but Jemma stayed just strides behind. After four hours, the girls crossed the line just seconds apart Rogers finishing in first place with a time of 4:27.51 and Smith
4:23.54. Other Umina Surf Life Saving Club members also had some excellent results in the short course, the best being Jenni Darwin who took out the gold in the Female 35-49 division with a time of 3:12.19. Michael Magurren was Umina’s next best result with a fourth place finish in the Male 35-49 with a time of 2:36.19. The club’s Poppi Lever and Cashar Darwin also competed in the Youth Challenge.
SOURCE: Media release, 13 Oct 2019 Donna Wishart, SLS NSW Social media, 13 Oct 2019 Stephen Scahill, Umina SLSC
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