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Silent protest brings Council meeting to a standstill

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bout 150 supporters of the airport at Warnervale brought a Central Coast council meeting to a standstill when they stood in silent protest at a decision on Monday night, August 12. The Mayor, Jane Smith, called an adjournment and the Youtube livestream was turned off when the people started to stand in silent protest as councillors failed to rescind a decision made at a previous meeting. The previous meeting had decided to remediate land near the runway that had been “reportedly” cleared in August or September, 2015. Only Cr Greg Best spoke in favour of the rescission motion and

Some of the airport supporters at the council meeting with (centre front) Ben Morgan from the Australian Owners’ and Pilots’ Association and Andrew Smith, CEO of the Central Coast Aero Club when it went to the vote, nothing wrong. Best motion calling on runway. only Councillors Pilon, The meeting was council to fast track the The night had begun McLachlan, Burke and adjourned and numerous airport users licence with five supporters of Marquart supported him. councillors left the room. agreement. the airport speaking at The gallery was full with The councillors did not the public forum which Security staff and every seat taken. council officers tried debate the motion but began at 5pm. Earlier in the evening, to get people to leave moved immediately to With the Code of the Mayor had directed the gallery, saying the vote on it after Cr Best Meeting Practice stating the people standing to meeting would not introduced it. that residents only speak be moved to an overflow recommence until they Only two of the 13 on items on the agenda, room where they could did. councillors present did they had three items watch the proceedings to choose from and it However, people said not vote for it. on video. they had a democratic This was the third item caused confusion among councillors who When the vote was right to be there. about the airport and the the attempted to question taken, residents in result was applauded by The Mayor said the two the gallery who were further matters about the airport supporters the speakers. supporting the airport the airport were likely to with most of them then The Mayor told stood in silence. leaving the meeting. the councillors many be deferred unless the Other people who gallery emptied. Earlier, the councillors times they were asking attended the meeting to The stand-off continued had voted to engage questions on the wrong hear about other matters for about 15 minutes. an external specialist to items. including the new tree Central Coast Aero The Mayor then called undertake an up-to-date policy remained seated. the meeting to order and survey and analysis of Club General Manager, The Mayor asked the asked councillors if they the obstacle limitation Andrew Smith, talked surface at the southern about the height of the residents to clear the were willing to continue. gallery and some people They voted to continue and northern ends of the trees being a safety did leave the room but and the meeting moved airport and to start the issue and asked for about half the group on to the next airport required environmental more consultation from studies to seek approval council. refused to go, yelling issue. to manage tree heights out that they had done The last speaker was, This was another Cr on the approach to the

Tash Richardson, 16, who said she gained her recreational pilot licence at the airport. She asked council to do whatever it could to continue the airport operation. “The cost of becoming a pilot is the same as getting a university degree and that money goes straight into the local community,” she said, describing the airport’s accessibility and community as what made it attractive. Cr Doug Vincent asked if Richardson thought the airport should become a jet airport. “The way it is at the moment is perfect,’’ she replied, to cheers from the gallery.

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Source: Central Coast Council meeting, Aug 12 Items 2.4, 6.1, 7.1. Journalist, Merilyn Vale


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Aero Club fears loss of airport entral Coast Aero Club and its supporters say they’ve been pushed into a corner and now realise that “we’ll lose the airport if we don’t start pushing our own agenda”.

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Club CEO, Andrew Smith, said: “We’ve been here for 47 years, operating in harmony with the community …. and I think Council is using underhanded tactics to close the airport. “There is a distinct lack of transparency since this Council was elected in 2017. “We have not been involved in any decisions and they won’t talk to us,” he said. “And they’ve snuck this latest motion through,” he said, “just another anti-airport motion put to Council which has been enabled by the Mayor and Labor councillors.” Councillor Louise Greenaway’s Motion to the July 8 meeting called for replanting of a previously cleared section, and that there be no mowing, slashing or trimming of vegetation around the landing strip. Smith says that as the vegetation grows, it will result in the loss of a third of the usable runway. “I think it’s an underhanded tactic to close the airport by making it unusable and eventually it will have to close. “Councillor Greenaway openly ran for Council election on a ticket of

closing the airport, it was her primary tactic, and since then, there’s been the anti-airport Motions put to council which have also been enabled by the Mayor and the Labor Councillors. “I don’t know why they’re against the airport, publicly they are saying nothing,” Smith said. He said the Aero Club’s licence agreement with Council expires in August, 2021. “We were promised by the Mayor, via email, to have discussions by July/August last year, but repeated requests for that to happen have fallen on deaf ears,” he said. “The Mayor has made it quite clear she wants to protect the wetlands. Smith said if the airport closed, “they’d probably make it light industrial, and with all its concrete and light pollution, that’s

Warnervale was one of only six airports chosen for an Australian demonstrator tour to launch the new Cirrus SR22T G6 Turbo going straight into Porters no intention of renewing could do 10 movements, Creek and downstream our lease agreements and then with all the to that sensitive wetland. beyond 2021. other aircraft activity, it “It’s nonsensical that “The Mayor has didn’t take long to log 88 you’d close the airport on repeatedly promised movements. ecological grounds,” he the aero club, in various Meanwhile, Chairman said. emails, that we would of the Your Central Coast Association, Mayor Jane Smith has have our agreements Airport not responded to inquiries looked at in July, 2018, John Codrington, said by this journalist on the yet despite numerous Warnervale airport was progress of discussions attempts, everything is an incredibly valuable community asset that with Central Coast Aero falling on deaf ears. Club or questions about “The club was advised has been identified as a the future direction by council representatives major economic driver for of the airport site and that airport traffic was the Central Coast. surrounding lands. exceeding the cap limit “Council’s own The Aircraft Owners of 88 movements per $450,000 report into the and Pilots Association day, and that all future economic opportunities operations would require the airport could (AOPA), as well as other supporters, have swung a full 24 hours advance generate, which has into action with petitions notice of movement, been buried and hidden through their websites which includes all local, by council, makes clear private, club and flying the positive employment, and change.org social and economic AOPA Australia school aircraft. “This is a huge problem improvement the airport Executive Director, Benjamin Morgan, said for our airport community could deliver for families “a displaced runway and is clearly designed living in the region. “An example of the threshold will make to negatively impact on Warnervale Airport the airport’s usability,” utter Council stupidity has been the Amphibian unusable within a short Morgan said. Industries space of time. Aero Club CEO, Andrew Aerospace “It is obvious that Smith, said that in one debacle at Warnervale whereby Central Coast Council has hour, a training plane airport,

ratepayers have been forced to stump up an alleged $50m to buy back the aircraft manufacturer’s leasehold at the airport. “This one act of lunacy has cost the Central Coast region up to 7,000 skilled jobs and hundreds of millions in lost economic investment and benefit over the next 10 years. “The Central Coast has one of the worst youth unemployment rates in Australia and suffers from major welfare issues as a result, so it’s astounding that our Mayor and councillors have sought to undermine the education, training and gainful employment of those living on the Central Coast,” Codrington said. Central Coast Aero Club conducts pilot training, commercial and scenic flights for tourism, charity days such as free flights for disadvantaged children and their families, school tours, try and fly days, and theory instruction. There are also many support industries such as avionics, aircraft frames and engines, and overhauling and repairing aircraft. The airport is also used by the Rural Fire Service and for medical flights and evacuations. Aero Club CEO, Andrew Smith, said it would be a huge loss to the Central Coast if the airport closed.

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New fencing has been installed at the Council’s cafe at Woy Woy Oval in an attempt to make it more attractive to potential lessees. The cafe has been vacant since the oval and grandstand was redeveloped by Council in 2016, despite Council efforts to tender its lease. A total of $46,000 will be spent on upgrades, which include the installation of an all-weather surface and children’s play area. Council unit manager Mr Phil Cantillon said: “Council has undertaken upgrades to Woy Woy oval cafe following recommendations from operators

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St Luke’s unveils new stained glass windows Woy Woy’s St Luke’s Anglican Church has unveiled its new stained glass windows. The 44 windows depict religious symbols and theological concepts and have been installed in blocks over the past two years. The final pieces were unveiled on July 6 during an opening ceremony conducted by Woy Woy Parish rector Father Michael Davies. The artist behind the windows project is Fr Michael’s wife Ms Alexandra Banks. She said it had been a labour of love, years in the making. A self-taught artist, Ms Banks is currently completing her PhD at St Francis Theological College and said it was hard to believe the project was finally complete. “It’s taken me a couple weeks to

get my head around the idea that it’s finished but it is and I couldn’t be happier,” she said. An innovator in the glass art field, Ms Banks said each panel she created for the project paid homage to the intricate techniques of celebrated Australian stained glass artist Leonard French. The windows had already attracted many compliments from the community and it’s hoped the new feature will, in time, become a new icon for Woy Woy. “There’s nothing like this anywhere else on the Central Coast and it’s been really encouraging to hear people talking about the art and the stories they represent,” Ms Banks said. The windows are designed to draw in light and will dazzle and refract even on the cloudiest of days.

to increase the lease potential of the site. “Council has committed funds to install fencing to enclose the area, and a children’s play area,” he said. “Fencing works have now been completed and the new play area will be undertaken later in the year. “On completion of the upgrades, Council will engage with an agent to secure a suitable tenant to run a commercially viable, sustainable and vibrant business that delivers economic and social benefits for the community,” he said.

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Australia’s northern states and one being found at Somersby was extremely alarming. He urged residents to report any sightings of cane toads to the Office of Environment and Heritage. SOURCE Website, 18 Jul 2019 COSS Minutes, Central Coast Council Media statement, 18 Jul 2019 Tim Faulkner, Australian Reptile Park

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The riot broke out at around 8:30pm on Sunday, July 21, after a number of inmates escaped from containment and began releasing other inmates, assaulting some in the process. It is understood that inmates armed themselves with makeshift weapons, as well as gardening and labouring equipment, including a pickaxe. One 18-year-old man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition

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around 5:30pm on Monday, July 22, after Riot Squad officers gained access to the roof and the remaining juveniles surrendered peacefully. Strike Force Mittabah has been established to investigate the incident. The riot follows two separate incidents earlier in July which saw a staff member assaulted at the centre and eight detainees gain access to a roof, setting some materials alight and throwing projectiles to the ground before the situation was resolved. PSA Assistant Secretary, Troy Wright, said the latest incident shows violence across the system has reached “epidemic proportions”. “At Frank Baxter alone, there are 25 staff off work on workers’ compensation for physical and psychological trauma,” Wright said.

“For more than three years, the Public Service Association has been begging the government for therapeutic units which allow the worst of the worst to be segregated. “It has dragged its heels on this issue, but it can no longer ignore a system in crisis. “The government could open therapeutic units today - the infrastructure is in the centres now. “The government must also segregate sex offenders from the general population.” Wright said the present system does not allow officers within the centre to manage violent offenders. “On Sunday, the officers enacted their training and retreated to call the police, because they do not have the powers to deal with it,” he said. “There must be a full judicial review into the juvenile justice

system and nothing can be off the table. “The response must look at the entire system, because these events, serious as they are, are a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself.” “Officers are not asking for weapons or a blank cheque to use brute force. “But there needs to be legislative change that includes consequences for violence of the kind seen on the weekend. “There also needs to be internal procedures that introduce consistent and fair consequences for inappropriate or challenging behaviour.” Shadow Minister for Juvenile Justice, Jihad Dib, has also demanded Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, hold an independent and transparent inquiry into the weekend riot,

which he described as “total failure of law and order within the justice system”. “For too long, the Government has ignored the calls of those working in the juvenile justice system in relation to better regulations, support and training,” Dib said Five adults and 16 juveniles were charged following this week’s riot. One adult appeared in Gosford Local Court on Monday with four others set to face the court on Tuesday. The youths were set to appear at Woy Woy Children’s Court on Tuesday. Source: Media releases, Jul 21-23 NSW Police Media Media release, Jul 22 Shadow Minister for Juvenile Justice, Jihad Dib Media release, Jul 24 Public Service Association Reporters: Dilon Luke and Terry Collins

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A new Service NSW shop opened its doors in Woy Woy on August 2, replacing a shopping centre kiosk.

Council adopts Climate Change Policy ollowing some fairly heated debate, Central Coast Council adopted its first Climate Change Policy on July 8, with some clauses relating to sea level rise planning and the process of “planned retreat” omitted.

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biosecurity team had been laying traps for their tadpoles. Last week, the Australian Reptile Park said a male cane toad had been surrendered to the park recently, found near a dam at Somersby. The park expressed concerns that more cane toads could soon be sighted on the Coast. Park general manager Mr Tim Faulkner said cane toads had caused major species decline in

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suffering stab wounds. Six other juveniles suffering various injuries from stab wounds to broken bones, were taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment, with an undisclosed number treated at the Centre by NSW Ambulance Paramedics. Police established a secure perimeter inside the Centre, but a group of inmates barricaded themselves on the roof of one of the facility’s buildings and a 22 hour siege ensued. Additional resources were deployed from neighbouring police districts, as well as the Public Order and Riot Squad, Operations Support Group, Dog Unit, PolAir, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit, and other specialist resources to help Brisbane Water Police restore order. The siege was ended at

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The siege at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre has come to an end

SOURCE: Social media, 6 Jul 2019 Michael Davies, Woy Woy Anglican Parish Interview (Dilon Luke), 17 Jul 2019 Alexandra Banks, Artist

The discovery was mentioned in minutes of the committee meeting on May 29. The minutes reported that Mr Jonathon Eccles from the Greater Sydney Local Land Services briefed the meeting on the cane toad discovery and said the

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Detention centre riot sparks calls for a judicial review into the juvenile justice system

he Public Service Association (PSA) has called for a judicial review into the juvenile justice system in NSW in the wake of a violent two-day riot at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre at Kariong which saw 21 detainees facing charges.

Cane toad discovered at Woy Woy A cane toad has been discovered at Woy Woy, according to the minutes of a meeting of the Coastal Open Spaces System committee.

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SOURCE: Media statement, 17 Jul 2019 Phil Cantillon, Central Coast Council

They’ve also been given the tick of approval from the theological and arts community, with the first event held at the church since the windows were completed a national conference on art and theology hosted by Ms Banks. “The conference was a great success and the windows were a big hit with all guests,” she said. Ms Banks wished to extend her thanks to all those involved in the project from its implementation to the final installation. “Countless volunteers ensured this project was completed. “It could not have been done without them,” Ms Banks said.

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Changes were made to the original draft following a lengthy community consultation process, which saw 336 submissions received, five community workshops held across the region and 1,500 surveys completed by residents. A report to council said sea level rise planning levels and planned retreat were the two commitment statements least supported by respondents. “Participants believe that council needs to proactively prepare and focus on positive adaptation actions like protect, redesign, rebuild and elevate, to avoid the need to consider options such as relocate and retreat,” the report, from Micromex Research, said. In response, references to planned retreat and RCP 8.5, setting a strict pathway allowing for sea level rise, were removed, and the focus on ongoing adaptation planning with the community was strengthened, along with disaster management and coastal hazards planning.

Lake Haven Shopping Centre has installed more than 5,000 solar panels on the roof to harness energy that will produce power equivalent to supplying more than 450 households. The second statement to receive lukewarm support from respondents was that Council align its corporate greenhouse gas emissions reduction target with the Australian Government’s Paris commitment to reduce emissions by 26-28 per cent below the 2005 levels by 2030, and the NSW Government’s aspirational objective to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The draft report has been amended to remove any reference to the Paris targets due to the likelihood of these targets being updated.

The draft policy commits to a place based approach to adaptation planning in partnership with the community. It wasn’t all smooth sailing at the July 8 meeting, with Councillor, Troy Marquart, saying the policy would “do absolutely zero”. “It could be benign or … if we get a greener Council, it could be dangerous,” Clr Marquart said. But Councillor, Jillian Hogan, said the policy would not be “the end of the world” and would be reviewed in each new

Council’s term. It passed by a 5-3 majority. Mayor, Jane Smith, said the policy had been adopted following a “thorough consultation process” and amended to provide a more “consultative pathway” to the future, paving the way for an increase in the use of renewables and a decrease in the use of fossil fuels. “The policy details six strategic principles around ecologically sustainable development, using a holistic approach to developing climate

change actions and ensuring decision making is evidence based, and proactive in approach,” Clr Smith said. “It provides leadership and clearly establishes the framework to face the challenge of climate change for now and the future.” C o m m u n i t y Environment Network Deputy Chair, John Asquith, said there was a desperate need for the policy. “Each year, we see increasing heat waves, more powerful storms and increased flooding,”

Asquith said. “It is clear from the science and international concerns that climate change is real and accelerating. “While there are strategies available to push back on climate change, there is little evidence that anything meaningful will happen either nationally or internationally to stop or slow climate change. “Hence, we need our Council to be prepared to take action when all other levels of government fail. “This must include readiness of emergency services, access and buildings above flood levels, and keeping essential services such as roads, rail and communications operating. “My advice to everyone is be prepared, plan ahead and listen to real expert advice, not opinions. “I often receive letters or messages from selfappointed opinion makers who are clueless. “Don’t be misled, climate change is real and it is dangerous. “Council cannot determine what will happen, but they can advise or regulate what should be done to protect ourselves and our homes.” Source” Agenda item 4.5 Central Coast Council Ordinary Meeting, Jul 8 Media statement, Jul 8 John Asquith, Community Environment Network Reporters: Merilyn Vale and Terry Collins

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The opening comes four years after the State Government closed the Woy Woy RMS office in the face of community protest. Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has welcomed the opening of the Service NSW Centre. “This is a major win for the community,” Ms Tesch said. “Fifteen thousand locals signed a petition. “There were debates in the Parliament, and it was only the community commitment that made this happen. “The RMS office should never have been removed in the first place and (its removal) was a serious betrayal to the local community.” Ms Tesch said the centre would be a step up for locals looking to complete vital State Government transactions with more than 1000 additional services available to Peninsula locals who have been forced to travel to Gosford or Erina for assistance.

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch in front of new Service NSW Centre in Woy Woy

Patonga hotel sold for second time in two years

The installation of a new stormwater gross pollutant trap in Trafalgar Ave, Umina Beach, has been delayed after the discovery of asbestos containing material at the site.

“It is business as usual in all of our venues and The Boathouse Group looks forward to continuing to serve its guests at all of our

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She said she had been calling for a full service centre on the Peninsula since her election at the 2017 by-election. It was important to keep a human face for government services when dealing with the community, she said. “So much is going online these days, but we’ve got an older population here on the Peninsula. “Making them rely on a fully digital service is just not fair, especially if things go wrong,” she said. “There is still more work to do as the hub doesn’t accept cash at this stage. “We will keep the pressure on and let the Minister know how important it is that we don’t exclude parts of our community who rely on cash payments.” The centre in Deepwater Plaza will employ 10 full-time staff members and a Cost of Living Advisor, who will provide advice on how to save money and access additional government support and subsidies.

locations,” the statement said. SOURCE: Media statement, 1 Aug 2019 The Boathouse Group Reporter: Sue Murray

Central Coast Council has commenced asbestos remediation works and engaged licensed asbestos removal contractor, with work expected to be completed by August 9. Council unit manager Mr Luke Sulkowski said work on the installation was stopped immediately after bonded pieces of asbestos were discovered during excavation. “Expert advice was sought to test the soil to determine the amount of contamination and if any small fibres were present,” Mr Sulkowski said. “Our licenced contractors are now removing the contaminated soil, as per legislative requirements, and have been conducting on-

SOURCE: Media release, 29 Jul 2019 Luke Sulkowski, Central Coast Council

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everal projects Gosford Electorate Projects This project will allow the Golf Club to improve its across the former Peats Ridge Community Hall access pathways around the Gosford LGA have golf course for the benefit of been listed in the 2019 Amount sought: $200,000 members and guests. My Community Project Project Sponsor: Peats Ridge Currently, pathways around program. Public School

SOURCE: Media release, 31 Jul 2019 Member for Gosford, Ms Liesl Tesch

going air monitoring throughout the removal process. “The first two days of air quality monitoring reported that concentrations were consistent with normal background levels and normal construction processes will resume once the asbestos contaminated material is removed from site.” The installation of the new trap will reduce litter entering the beach and waterway downstream. It will be cleaned by a large suction truck on a recurrent schedule. Mr Sulkowski said that community members can play a role in reducing the impact of litter on local beaches and waterways. “It’s up to all of us to ensure less litter makes it to the stormwater in the first place - putting rubbish in the bin or taking it with you is the best way to keep our waterways clear,” he said.

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The Boathouse Hotel at Patonga has been sold after operating for less than a year under new ownership. The hotel was sold along with seven other Sydney restaurants owned by the Boathouse Group to “two family investment offices from within NSW”. In a statement to Peninsula News, The Boathouse Group said the rapid expansion in the previous year, particularly the opening of The Boathouse Hotel Patonga and Barrenjoey House, resulted in the need to rectify financial pressures and recapitalise. “This purchase by new equity partners provides the investment the group requires to continue delivering the experience our guests know and love,” the statement said. Group founders Pip and Andrew Goldsmith will continue to manage the day-to-day operation of the businesses and look forward to working with new majority owners.

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a j o r homelessness service providers on the Coast took to the streets of Gosford on August 7, in the middle of Homelessness Week (August 4-10), to highlight the issue of housing affordability in the region.

Uniting local homelessness service, Doorways, coordinated the march, and was joined by other homelessness service providers including Coast Shelter, CatholicCare, Bungree, Wesley Mission, Central Coast Community Council, Central Coast Council,

and Regional Youth Support Services (RYSS). “We are seeing record numbers of people walk through our doors because they are experiencing or are on the verge of homelessness,” Uniting Youth and Homelessness Service spokesperson, Vicki Daley, said. “There has been no more pressing time for the local community to come together to find solutions and advocate for more affordable housing stock in this community.” Daley said the march was intended to bring awareness to the local homelessness crisis. “Twenty-four thousand people are experiencing

housing stress and more than 3,000 are currently on the affordable housing waiting list on the Central Coast,” she said. “The Central Coast housing affordability crisis is growing rapidly and requires increased affordable housing stock, as well as compassionate and creative community action.” Marchers left Burns Park at midday and proceeded down Mann St to Kibble Park, where stalls and activities were on offer, along with recovered food cooked by Masterchef Season 1 winner, Julie Goodwin. Source: Media release, Jul 29 Uniting

An initiative of the State Government, the program was established in 2018 to give communities a say in what projects they want to see in their local area take shape. Grassroots democracy is at the core of the program, with communities able to read through nominated projects. The projects are listed via each electorate, with 17 projects listed across the Gosford electorate and 11 across Terrigal. A breakdown of each project is below, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, and Member of the Legislative Council for the Central Coast, Taylor Martin, say residents need to vote, and in force, if they want to see their favourite project funded under the highly competitive program. “Across the Central Coast, almost 50 projects have been successfully nominated,” Crouch said. “I anticipate that we will see strong support for this initiative, so I encourage everyone to make their voices heard,” Martin said. Voting is done through the My Community Project website and closes on August 15, with the successful projects to be announced in September. Anyone looking to vote will need an up to date Medicare Card and My Service NSW account.

This project will see a kitchen and storeroom facilities installed at the hall. The hall has undergone major renovation works since 2007 but does not have kitchen facilities. A kitchen and storeroom have been earmarked under stage two of the development works but works are not set to be completed until 2020. The school already has $37,000 in residual funds available to put towards the project. New disability transport van for Sunnyfield, Central Coast Amount sought: $79,391 Project Sponsor: Sunnyfield Sunnyfield is a member based, registered not-forprofit charity that specialises in supporting people with intellectual disability. Sunnyfield hopes to purchase a wheelchair modified van that will enable the organisation to transport its Central Coast clients to access and engage in their community, fostering a sense of belonging and helping to create a more vibrant and inclusive society. Pathway improvements at Gosford Golf Club Amount sought: $200,000 Project Sponsor: Gosford Golf Club

the green are subject to inclement weather and can at times negatively impact on golfers’ ability to play the game. It is hoped that new pathways will improve safety and increase participation from elderly and disabled golfers. The club regularly provides competitions and coaching clinics to the Special Olympics Group, and with paved walkways, it is believed the club will be able to flourish as an empowering and inclusive golf hub for the region. Kariong Oval Equal Access Path Amount sought: $200,000 Project Sponsor: Kariong United Football Club This project will allow the Football Club to install an Equal Access Pathway, providing a safe egress for people of all abilities to travel from the carpark and nearby Community Centre to the oval. The new pathway will assist people in wheelchairs, parents with strollers and those with mobility challenges to access and enjoy the oval. It will also make it easier for equipment to be taken from the Hill to the Oval and will provide recreational linkages to the oval and Mt Penang.

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bout 150 supporters of the airport at Warnervale brought a Central Coast council meeting to a standstill when they stood in silent protest at a decision on Monday night, August 12. The Mayor, Jane Smith, called an adjournment and the Youtube livestream was turned off when the people started to stand in silent protest as councillors failed to rescind a decision made at a previous meeting. The previous meeting had decided to remediate land near the runway that had been “reportedly” cleared in August or September, 2015. Only Cr Greg Best spoke in favour of the rescission motion and

Some of the airport supporters at the council meeting with (centre front) Ben Morgan from the Australian Owners’ and Pilots’ Association and Andrew Smith, CEO of the Central Coast Aero Club when it went to the vote, nothing wrong. Best motion calling on runway. only Councillors Pilon, The meeting was council to fast track the The night had begun McLachlan, Burke and adjourned and numerous airport users licence with five supporters of Marquart supported him. councillors left the room. agreement. the airport speaking at The gallery was full with The councillors did not the public forum which Security staff and every seat taken. council officers tried debate the motion but began at 5pm. Earlier in the evening, to get people to leave moved immediately to With the Code of the Mayor had directed the gallery, saying the vote on it after Cr Best Meeting Practice stating the people standing to meeting would not introduced it. that residents only speak be moved to an overflow recommence until they Only two of the 13 on items on the agenda, room where they could did. councillors present did they had three items watch the proceedings to choose from and it However, people said not vote for it. on video. they had a democratic This was the third item caused confusion among When the vote was right to be there. about the airport and the the councillors who taken, residents in The Mayor said the two result was applauded by attempted to question the gallery who were further matters about the airport supporters the speakers. supporting the airport the airport were likely to with most of them then The Mayor told stood in silence. the councillors many be deferred unless the leaving the meeting. Other people who gallery emptied. Earlier, the councillors times they were asking attended the meeting to The stand-off continued had voted to engage questions on the wrong hear about other matters for about 15 minutes. an external specialist to items. including the new tree Central Coast Aero The Mayor then called undertake an up-to-date policy remained seated. the meeting to order and survey and analysis of Club General Manager, The Mayor asked the asked councillors if they the obstacle limitation Andrew Smith, talked surface at the southern about the height of the residents to clear the were willing to continue. gallery and some people They voted to continue and northern ends of the trees being a safety did leave the room but and the meeting moved airport and to start the issue and asked for about half the group on to the next airport required environmental more consultation from studies to seek approval council. refused to go, yelling issue. to manage tree heights out that they had done The last speaker was, This was another Cr on the approach to the

Tash Richardson, 16, who said she gained her recreational pilot licence at the airport. She asked council to do whatever it could to continue the airport operation. “The cost of becoming a pilot is the same as getting a university degree and that money goes straight into the local community,” she said, describing the airport’s accessibility and community as what made it attractive. Cr Doug Vincent asked if Richardson thought the airport should become a jet airport. “The way it is at the moment is perfect,’’ she replied, to cheers from the gallery.

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entral Coast Aero Club will have an opportunity to present its concerns about operations at the airport at Warnervale when Council organises an urgent meeting with the NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes. Central Coast Council voted on Monday night to fast track discussions with the aero club about renewal of its licence agreement and that the Mayor seek an urgent meeting with the Minister to discuss the limits placed on operations at the airport because of the Warnervale Airport Restrictions (WAR) Act 1996. The delegation to the Minister will include representatives from the aero club, the Youth Air League, Emergeny Services and senior council officers. Aero club CEO, Andrew Smith, said “this is the first

positive news for some time, to have discussions about renewal of the club’s licence agreement, and a meeting with the Minister about the Act. “That’s quite heartening, and hopefully the meetings will be sooner rather than later,” he said. “We will be asking for a complete repeal of the Act but, at the very least, we will be seeking changes to the Act so the

Daniel Aranda with Andrew Smith operations of light aircraft things – “the ability to and emergency services continue operating as aircraft that are now we have done quietly using the airport are not and in harmony with the affected.” community for the past Smith said there was 47 years, and to so in a still safety risks to be safe manner, ensuring considered, involving the the safety of pilots, crew, trimming of trees around staff, students and the the runway and affecting community”. the safe landing and He was speaking in takeoff at the runway. favour of a motion by He addressed council Cr Best to overturn a in the public forum, previous council decision saying he was primarily calling for a report on concerned about two the process and cost

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safety of that airport is maintained to the highest standard.” Council decided at its meeting to engage an external specialist to undertake an up-to-date survey and analysis of the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) at the southern and northern ends of the runway. OLS refers to any object that extends above a height of 110m above local ground level and must be assessed by CASA to determine whether it is an obstacle to aircraft operations. Council will start environmental studies required for approval to manage the tree heights on the northern and southern ends of the runway and the appropriate application will be made to reduce and maintain the height of the trees at the southern end. Source: Meeting, Aug 12 Central Coast Council

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Coal mine protest march targets Adam Crouch

ocal community groups have come out in force to oppose the recent approval of the Wallarah 2 coal mine near Wyong. About 300 people, including local families and environmental groups, united in Erina and marched past the office of Terrigal MP, Adam Crouch, to protest the NSW Government’s approval of the coal mine. The march was organised by the newly formed Coast Environmental Alliance (CEA), and its spokesperson, Emma French, said the march was to try and gain support from the Liberal State Member. “He was invited to speak at the event but declined because he had parliamentary obligations,” she said. Speakers at the rally included: Paul Robert Burton from Our Land Our Water Our Future; Abigail Boyd of The Greens NSW; Wyong MP, David

Harris; Gosford MP, Liesl Tesch; Eva Jasmine and Jake Cassar from Coast Environmental Alliance (CEA), and environmental poet, Suzie Palmer. French said the approved coal mine had the potential to directly impact the Yarramalong and Dooralong valleys, Blue Haven and Wyee areas, Olney State Forest, and Jilliby State Conservation Area and surrounding areas. “This is literally only five minutes from Wyong, and 20 minutes from Gosford CBD. “The project will involve the extraction of up to five million tonnes per annum of export quality thermal coal via underground longwall mining methods, resulting in total greenhouse gas emissions of more than 264 million tonnes of CO2. “This conflicts with state and federal government programs to reduce our contribution to global climate change. “Mining and related

The marchers on their way to protest near the office of Terrigal MP, Adam Crouch. activities will occur 24 right in the middle of hours a day, 7 days the water catchment a week for 28 years, that provides drinking including a three-year water for Central Coast construction period and residents, but to date, the construction of a new he has been silent on the issue.” rail line. French said the “This coal mine will take up half of the distance community must call between Wyong and on Crouch to represent and protect the people Yarramalong. “It is within 4.9km of and call on the Liberal the Wyong CBD and the Government to stop this associated rail lines and mine from going ahead. Just days after the supportive infrastructure will create air pollution protest march, Wyong risks to nearby residents. MP David Harris, took “Mr Crouch is well the fight, again, to State aware that this mine is Parliament, in a speech

about the community’s efforts to ensure that conditions placed on the mine are adhered to, and that the water supply to about 350,000 Central Coast residents is protected from contamination. “The mining company has 122 conditions which were put in place because of community concerns and a lot of those are about water integrity,” Harris said. “We know that the baseline data used by the company is very unreliable …. they did not do the necessary preliminary work to demonstrate how the aquifers work in that area. “In its wisdom, the Independent Planning Commission panel put in place a condition which says that after 10 years the mining company has to compensate the Central Coast water catchment for lost water. “No one really knows how much water there is now, or how much will be lost through mining.”

Harris said people he’d spoken to at Central Coast Water were very worried about the risks of water going into the mine and then coming out, particularly what the water is carrying and if it could be cleaned to a safe drinking standard. “At the protest rally, we said we would all work together to hold the mining company and the government to account to make sure the conditions are properly adhered to,” he said. “We do not think they can be. “There are no real safeguards that are foolproof or 100 percent right, because bureaucrats have created conditions on paper. “We will continue to fight to make sure the integrity of our clean water is protected,” Harris told the Parliament. Source: Media statement, July 30 Coast Environmental Alliance, Emma French NSW Parliament Hansard, Aug 1 Wyong MP, David Harris


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15 extra security officers assigned between Wyong and Gosford Hospitals

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trial ramp up of security at Wyong and Gosford Hospitals is set to take place following two stop work meetings last week which saw around 80 health workers across the Central Coast gather to express concerns over their safety in the workplace. About 30 workers at Wyong and 50 at Gosford were at the stop work meetings. Health Services Union acting Deputy Manager, Brendan Roberts, said the Gosford meeting was one of many held all over the state on the same day, demanding the NSW Government address workers’ concerns over hospital safety and security, with a meeting at Wyong attracting around 30 workers. “This is a major issue, with health workers continually being subjected to violence and assault in our hospitals,” Roberts said. “Within the past two

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Around 30 health care workers met at Wyong Hospital to demand a safer workplace weeks, there have been two incidents on the Central Coast. “In one incident, a security officer at Gosford Hospital was struck with a chair leg by a patient but fortunately was not seriously injured. “In the other incident, four health workers were injured at Wyong Hospital, when a patient in the mental health unit became violent. “Two of these workers had to receive medical

treatment themselves following the assault.” Roberts said the union was calling for additional security resources at all hospitals. “We would like to see security staff at our hospitals increased so that they can be proactive rather than reactive,” he said. “Often security is called after an incident has escalated to violence or aggression. “We would like to see

enough security staff so these situations can be de-escalated. “We would also like security staff to have powers under legislation to restrain violent patients and we would like to see them issued with protective equipment and body cameras. “And we’re calling for better training for these workers. “As things are now, police might bring a patient to hospital in

handcuffs, but once that patient is in hospital, staff have no means by which to protect themselves against possible violent behaviour.” Roberts said the union had managed to receive an undertaking from the government for a trial of extra security resources on the Coast. “This will see 15 extra security officers assigned between Wyong and Gosford hospitals and a 24-hour patrol room

operator to monitor CCTV cameras on site at all times,” he said. “Hopefully this will help gather evidence for making the extra security placements permanent. “This doesn’t go far enough though, but we’re happy to try and work with it to see if it does result in improvements”. A meeting of HSU workers across the state was held in Trades Hall, Sydney, on August 10, to see how they could further escalate their campaign. “We’re not going to stop our campaign until we get some sort of solution statewide,” Roberts said. “The government needs to get serious about keeping our health workers safe. “All health workers deserve a safe hospital, as do patients and community members.” Source: Interviews, Aug 5 and 7 Brendan Roberts, Acting Deputy Manager, Health Services Union Journalists, Sue Murray and Terry Collins

First stage of five stage pathway completed

new section of shared pathway at Tuggerawong is another step forward in the completion of the loop around the Tuggerah Lake foreshore. The new pathway connects an existing pathway at Friday St

through to Tuesday St, which improves access to local shops, a play space and the public school. Central Coast Council Director, Roads, Transport, Drainage and Waste, Boris Bolgoff, said the three metre wide shared pathway was suitable for walkers, cyclists, prams,

wheelchairs and other mobility aids. “We are focussed on footpath, bike path and shared path projects that complete missing links, loop around our scenic waterways and improve transport connections. “This project ticks all of the boxes,” he said. “ M i n i m i s i n g

environmental impact was a key priority for the project. “We achieved this through keeping tree removal to an absolute minimum and by raising the pathway in some locations to avoid disrupting tree roots.” The $995,000 project was jointly financed,

with NSW Government providing $542,269 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund, and $452,731 from council. The recently completed section of the Tuggerah Lake loop was the first stage of a five-stage project at Tuggerawong. C o m m u n i t y consultation for the

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Tuggerah builder convicted for illegally dumping an estimated 4,950 tonnes of waste

he Land and Environment Court has convicted a Tuggerah based builder for illegally dumping building and demolition waste to avoid paying about $1.46M in tip fees. Owner of Thomas Paul Constructions Pty Limited, Thomas Hughes, pleaded guilty to two criminal charges under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, with both relating to multiple instances of unlawful transport and dumping of waste. Hughes has been in the building industry for 55 years and says on his website that his company is one of the largest residential estate building companies in NSW, including Cedarwood Estate at Hamlyn Terrace. This is not the first time Hughes has been in trouble with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for illegally dumping waste, as he was fined in 2014 for failing to comply with a Clean-Up Notice at a property near Cessnock. His latest case was heard in the Land and Environment Court on July 3 and Justice Pepper handed down the verdict on July 31. Hughes was ordered to pay EPA costs of $102,593 and remediation of a Hunter Valley property used as an illegal dump, including re-vegetation

Thomas Paul Constructions' head office in Reliance Dve, Tuggerah and re-contouring the land, at an estimated cost of $2M. A $45,000 fine will be paid to the Environmental Trust and the court ordered Hughes to take out a “name and shame” advertisement in three specific publications within 28 days of the order. The court heard that on April 27, 2015, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) received a complaint that for the past 14 months, Thomas Paul Constructions Pty Limited had been illegally dumping large quantities of building materials at a 75ha property at Lot 7 Wybong Rd, Sandy Hollow in the Upper Hunter Valley. Hughes bought the property near Muswellbrook in October, 2013, in the name of his then 16-year-old

grandson. The court was told the grandson did not have any involvement in the purchase, or the offences, and Hughes was the occupier of the premises. The court heard that from October 21, 2013, to December 31, 2014, Hughes directed two truck drivers to pick up trucks filled with building and demolition waste from Thomas Paul Constructions’ head office at 9 Reliance Drive, Tuggerah, and drive them 180km to the Sandy Hollow property. Also, the court heard that Hughes directed that holes be dug at the property and that the drivers dump their loads of waste and cover them with soil. The EPA had a second complaint on December 8, 2015, about waste

disposal at the Sandy Hollow property. On May 26 and 27, 2016, the EPA conducted an excavation and environmental assessment of the property and found building waste in 13 of the 17 test pits. They contained a mix of fragments of wood, metal, bricks, ceramic tiles, fibrous cement sheeting, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe, concrete and other materials associated with the construction or demolition of buildings. The EPA estimated the amount of dumped waste was 4,950 tonnes over no less than 4,500sq m. Hughes told the court he decided to dump the waste there because he had been unsuccessful at setting up a waste disposal facility at a different site because of zoning changes.

Justice Pepper said Hughes “was aware he was doing the wrong thing by using the premises as a waste facility …. and admits the offence was committed knowingly, to avoid the cost of lawful disposal. “He committed the offences for financial gain,” Justice Pepper said. An EPA waste levy compliance officer estimated it would have cost $1,460,250, to dispose of that waste, based on 2013-14 charges at Buttonderry tip. Justice Pepper said there was “potential environmental harm” because the waste was buried “without any protective lining to prevent leaching of any contaminants” and “there is potential for erosion to occur while areas where the waste is buried remain unvegetated”. Justice Pepper said “even in the absence of any expression of true remorse, in the circumstances of these proceedings, and including the significant financial cost Hughes will incur in remediating the premises, I accept he is unlikely to reoffend and has good prospects of rehabilitation”. However, this is not the first time Hughes has been in trouble for illegally dumping waste. In December 2014, Thomas Paul Constructions was fined

$1,500 for failing to comply with a Clean-Up Notice issued by the EPA. An EPA statement said this related to illegally dumped waste at a property in Wollombi Rd, Greta Main, near Cessnock. Following a report from Cessnock Council, a Clean-Up Notice was issued in March 2014, and the EPA shut down the site. However, EPA officers observed more waste being dumped at the property. An EPA statement on August 12 said some clean-up had been carried out at the Greta Main site, however, a substantial amount remains stockpiled at the premises. “The EPA does not consider that it poses a risk to the community or the environment if undisturbed,” the spokesperson said. “The EPA is monitoring the landowners’ response to the Orders to ensure the waste is removed. “If the actions in those Orders are not complied with, we will consider regulatory action”. Hughes was invited to comment, however, he did not respond. Source: Judgement by Justice Pepper, Jul 31 Land and Environment Court NSW Website, NSW Caselaw Website NSW EPA Media statement, Aug 12 NSW EPA Journalist, Sue Murray

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1,423 Central Coast people in need and waiting for home care

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he number of Central Coast older people in need and waiting for home care, has steadily risen since September 2018, to reach 1,423 in March. While home care waiting lists continue to climb, the estimated 2,846 carers are facing mounting pressure, says Federal Member for Dobell and Shadow Minister for Carers, Emma McBride. “Of particular concern are those people who have been assessed and approved and waiting with no home care and little or no support,” she said. “Many have been told to expect to wait a year or more before appropriate service might be available. “These are people with high care needs, many living with dementia. “Some are offered a lower level of care as a stopgap and some have no assistance at all.” McBride said that on the Coast in September 2018, there were 1,178 people waiting for home care without any assistance, and by December, it jumped to 1,286, and by March this year, the number was 1,423. “This crisis is deepening across the

Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride in Federal Parliament country, demonstrating the failure of the Liberal government to properly recognise or respond to the crisis,” she said. “People are ending up in emergency departments while waiting for their approved level of home care and, sadly, some people are dying while waiting.” Lorraine, of Gorokan, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2017 and is one of the 129,000 older Australians waiting for home care. Her husband, Tom, is 73, and one of the estimated 250,000 carers in Australia looking after a loved one without proper support. She needs a wheelchair outside and uses a walking frame at home. Lorraine has been approved for home care but she’s been told it

might take a year for the service to be available, McBride said. “She has organised some help in the meantime with household chores, but her husband Tom has, out of necessity, become her primary carer.” Lorraine said Tom does all the cooking, shopping and gardening. “I do worry about the stress, I don’t want to see my husband get worn out,” she said. McBride said the government must act urgently to fix the home care crisis. “Reforms to aged care were meant to give older Australians support to stay at home and live with dignity, but these figures confirm that the system is failing older Australians,” she said.

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“For every elderly person waiting for home care, there’s at least one, but usually two or more carers under immense pressure. Ara Creswell, CEO of Carers Australia, said that long waiting times for home care could seriously affect the capacity of older people to cope at home. “While they are waiting, their level of health is likely to decline and their need for support increase, making it difficult to live at home unless they have family and friends who can provide the level of care needed,” she said. “Working carers might have to give up their jobs, while partner carers might also be ageing and not able to provide the level of care needed, or can only do so at the risk of compromising their own health and wellbeing. “It needs to be remembered that 36 percent of all carers are over the age of 65 and most are caring for a partner. “Their ability to keep on providing high levels of care will frequently depend on additional support from the aged care system,” Creswell said. Source: Media release, Jul 29 Federal Member for Dobell and Shadow Minister for Carers, Emma McBride

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eafood from Tuggerah Lakes is safe to eat, according to results of tests done by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) The EPA says testing for PFAS concluded that no additional precautions were required when consuming school prawns, eastern king prawns or whiting. Over the past 12 months, Snowy Hydro Limited, as part of its PFAS investigations at Colongra Power Station, has been sampling and testing a range of popular edible fish and prawn species for PFAS, to determine if consumption of these species is a risk to the community. PFAS chemicals have been used in many products and applications, particularly fire fighting foams, and they are suspected to be linked with certain cancers and diseases. Once in water and the food chain, the chemical is impossible to be contained. The NSW PFAS Taskforce analysed the

prawn and whiting results from Tuggerah Lakes and determined that no precautionary dietary advice in relation to PFAS is required. The prawn and whiting results are in line with 2018 testing that showed that the community could safely consume sea mullet, yellowfin bream, dusky flathead, luderick and silver biddy caught from the lakes. EPA Manager Strategic Regulation, David Gathercole, said a rigorous PFAS testing regime had been completed and the results were good news for the community. “The community can feel safe in the knowledge that there are no additional consumption restrictions on local seafood, fish or prawns from Tuggerah Lakes,” he said. The EPA is encouraging community members to note general advice from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, which is to limit seafood consumption to 2-3 serves of seafood a week as part of a balanced diet. Source: Media release, Jul 11 AAP Media Net

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Long straight roads in Kanwal being used as a speed track

$19.5M allocated to A plan Highway duplication between Wamberal and Bateau Bay

public meeting will be held within the next two months to discuss possible solutions to speeding cars along long straight roads in Kanwal.

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lanning will soon commence for the Central Coast Highway duplication between Wamberal and Bateau Bay, with $19.5M now allocated for the project. This is the first step in the $387M Central Coast Highway upgrade, says Terrigal MP, Adam Crouch. “We are delivering our election promise to duplicate Central Coast Highway between Tumbi Rd and Bateau Bay Rd, which is used by 26,000 motorists each day”, he said.

Initial investigations are already taking place along the 3.8 km corridor of road. The Central Coast Highway is the main link from the M1 Pacific Motorway at Kariong through to Erina and The Entrance. Crouch said that over the next few months, RMS would start preparing the strategic design for the project, which would consider environmental impact, traffic modelling and any necessary flood mitigations work which could be required. Source: Media release, Jul 24 Terrigal MP, Adam Crouch

Central Coast Councillor, Kyle MacGregor, said at the July 8 council meeting, that solutions had to be found for the “scourge of speeding motorists who are threatening lives and property with reckless and dangerous driving occurring far too frequently”. The residents most affected live in Pearce Rd, Walker Ave, Craigie Ave, Wahroonga Rd,

Edna Ave, Stanley St, Stelling Ave and Swan St, as identified in a change. org petition relating to traffic and road safety concerns. “This speeding is by a distinct minority and occurs mostly in the afternoons and early evenings,” MacGregor said. “It’s an issue that has been going on for years along these long straight roads which are marked 50 or 60km/h in residential areas,” he said. “There are common complaints of speeding, some say up to 100km/h. “They are putting people’s lives in jeopardy,” MacGregor

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and reducing some of this speeding”. Councillor Louise Greenaway said: “these roads are very straight and they are used as a rat run. “We need to support these residents before there’s a severe accident,” she said. “They are just living in their homes, walking to the park, to the shops or their neighbours and they feel unsafe. “That’s all this is about, supporting people to feel safe in their community,” Greenaway said. Source: Meeting, Jul 8 Central Coast Council

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Rescuers participate in search and rescue training Other Regional News - In brief

Wyong Regional Chronicle focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262, & 2263. Given the arrival of new Central Coast Council, following is a summary of news articles published in

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

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

Edition 475

5 August 2019

Peninsula News focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2256 & 2257. Service NSW opens shop in Woy Woy

Service NSW opens shop in Woy Woy

Patonga hotel sold forA new Service Pollutant installation She said she had been calling NSW shop trap opened its doors in Woy for a full service centre on the Peninsula since her election second time in two years asbestos findat the Woy on August 2,delayed replacing a by 2017 by-election. shopping centre kiosk.

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government after the State The Governmentinstallation closed human faceof for a A new Service NSW shop opened The Boathouse Hotel at Patonga new the Woy Woy RMS office in the services when dealing with the community, she said. face of community protest. its doors in Woy Woy on August 2, has been sold after operating stormwater gross pollutant trap “So much is going online thesein Member for Gosford Ms Liesl has welcomed the opening days, but we’ve got an older replacing a shopping centre kiosk. for less than a year underTesch new Trafalgar Ave,population Umina Beach, has here on the Peninsula. of the Service NSW Centre. “Making them rely on a fully “This is a major win for the service just not fair, ownership. been delayeddigital after theis discovery community,” Ms Tesch said. “Fifteen thousand locals signed especially if things go wrong,” she said. of asbestos containing material at a petition. “There is still more work to do “There were debates in the Parliament, and was only the as the hub doesn’t accept cash at theit site. this stage. community commitment that made this happen. “The RMS office should never have been removed in the first place and (its removal) was a serious betrayal to the local community.” Ms Tesch said the centre would be a step up for locals looking to complete vital State Government transactions with more than 1000 additional services available to Peninsula locals who have been forced to travel to Gosford or Erina for assistance.

“We will keep the pressure on and let the Minister know how

important it is that wenot don’t exclude ‘Planned retreat’ parts of our community who rely on Environment groups call for ban Efforts to have Half Tide Rocks cash payments.” understood, The centre in Deepwater on polystyrene filling walking track restored Plaza will employ 10 full-time staff says residents’ group members and a Cost of Living who will provide advice Environmental groups are calling The Wagtsaffe-Killcare Most peopleAdvisor, understand ondo how tonot save money and access additional government support and for a complete ban on the sale Community Association is the implications subsidies.of a “planned SOURCE: Media release, 31 Jul 2019 Member for Gosford Ms Liesl following Tesch in front of newcontinuing Service NSW Centre in Woy efforts Woy of polystyrene filling its to have the retreat” response to climate Member for Gosford, Ms Liesl Tesch a catastrophic incident at Pearl walking track at Half Tide Rocks change, according to St Huberts Beach on Patonga July 24. by for NSW National Parks Island Residents Association. hotelrestored sold Pollutant trap installation and Wildlife Service. delayed by asbestos find

second time in two years

The Boathouse Hotel at Patonga has been sold after operating for less than a year under new ownership.

Council adopts flying fox management strategy The hotel was sold along with

seven other Sydney restaurants

by the Boathouse Group to Aowned Flying Foxfrom Management “two family investment offices within NSW”. Strategy wasto adopted by Central In a statement Peninsula News, The Boathouse Group said Coast Council at its July 22 the rapid expansion in the previous year, particularly the opening of The Boathouse Hotel Patonga and meeting. Barrenjoey House, resulted in the need to rectify financial pressures and recapitalise. “This purchase by new equity partners provides the investment the group requires to continue delivering the experience our guests know and love,” the statement said. Group founders Pip and Andrew Goldsmith will continue to manage the day-to-day operation of the businesses and look forward to working with new majority owners.

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going air monitoring throughout the

asbestos containing material

with normal background levels and normal construction processes

removal process. stormwater Council gross pollutant Country club seeks permission defers consideration of “The first two days of air trap in Trafalgar Ave, Umina quality monitoring reported that has beendraft delayed to build covered area Beach, consolidated plan concentrations were consistent after the discovery of

at the at site. Central The Everglades Country Club Coast has will resumeCouncil once the asbestos Central Coast Council has contaminated material is removed commenced asbestos remediation from site.” Woy Woy has sought permission decided to defer consideration of works and engaged licensed The installation of the new trap removal contractor, with will reduce litter entering the beach from Central Coast Council toasbestos build atoconsolidated Environment work expected be completed by andLocal waterway downstream. 9. It will be cleaned by a large a new covered entertainmentAugust area. Council Plan. unit manager Mr suction truck on a recurrent Luke Sulkowski said work on the installation was stopped immediately after bonded pieces of asbestos were discovered during excavation. “Expert advice was sought to test the soil to determine the amount of contamination and if any small fibres were present,” Mr Sulkowski said. “Our licenced contractors are now removing the contaminated soil, as per legislative requirements, and have been conducting on-

schedule. Mr Sulkowski said that community members can play a role in reducing the impact of litter on local beaches and waterways. “It’s up to all of us to ensure less litter makes it to the stormwater in the first place - putting rubbish in the bin or taking it with you is the best way to keep our waterways clear,” he said.

The full articles and more can be seen on line on our website www.centralcoastnews.net They can also be seen on www.peninsulanews.info “It is business as usual in all of locations,” the statement said. our venues and The Boathouse Group looks forward to continuing to serve its guests at all of our

SOURCE: Media statement, 1 Aug 2019 The Boathouse Group Reporter: Sue Murray

SOURCE: Media release, 29 Jul 2019 Luke Sulkowski, Central Coast Council

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ey Surf Life Saving Central Coast (SLSCC) Support Operations Lifesavers (SOL) were out in force on August 11 to participate in search and rescue training at the notorious Frazer Park Beach. Multiple deaths have occurred off this stretch of coastline in recent years, with the latest occurring just a month ago when a 62-year-old rock fisher fell into the sea off nearby Timber Beach on July 7. His body was located three days later in a rock

platform off Wybung Head. The recent tragedy prompted SLSCC to hold the exercise which focused on familiarising the SOL with the area and simulated rescues of rock fishers and others who have fallen from/ been swept off rocks in the vicinity. SLSCC CEO, Narelle Duggan, said the aim of the operation was to enable lifesavers to update their local knowledge, improve response times and optimise awareness for lifesavers who are responding to an emergency in the Frazer

Park area. “Additionally, this activity assisted operators to gain experience of how multiagency management of an incident occurs. “This exercise forms part of the training in which our new SLSCC RWC Operators are involved in. “There are seven new RWC Operators who participated in the exercise with some of them familiarising themselves with this area for the first time,” Duggan said. Source: Media release, Aug 10 Narelle Duggan, SLS Central Coast

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Homelessness service Community Treemembers and vegetation Community members providers marchencouraged Homelessness service providers management recommendations to vote for march to raise awareness encouraged to vote for their favourite project to be considered by councillors to raise awareness Major homelessness service Several projects across the former The Central Coast could have a their favourite project providers on the Coast took to the Gosford LGA have been listed in new, more uniform, policy on tree Coast Community News focuses on news specifically relating to post code areas 2250, 2251 & 2260

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Erina Fair Ice Arena to close with no certainty of reopening With Erina Fair Ice Arena set to close this August for building works, specifically on its external cladding, Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, is calling on the State Government to “come clean” about

Campaign for aAn palliative initiative of the State Government, the program was care hospice for the inCoast established 2018 to give communities a say in what is being ramped up projects they want to see in their local area take shape. is The Elsie’s Retreat Project Grassroots democracy is at ramping up its efforts toprogram, obtain the core of the with communities able to read a palliative care hospice for the through nominated projects. The projects are listed via Coast and recently presented NSW each electorate, with 17 Minister for Health,projects BradlistedHazzard, across the Gosford electorate and 11 with a 10,000 signature petition. across Terrigal. A breakdown of each project

below, and Member for Men to don isTerrigal, women’s Adam Crouch, and Railway station upgrade Member ofagainst the Legislative footwear and march Council for the Central Coast, will start as soon as 2020 Taylor Martin, say residents domestic violence need to vote, and in force, if Support Harcourts housing stress and more than a j o r and Regional Construction work onYouth long Avoca Beach and they want to see their favourite Services (RYSS). 3,000 are currently on the homelessness funded under the highly affordable housing waiting overdue upgrades real project estate agents “WeNiagara are seeing Park record Copacabana service providers at competitive program. on the Coast took to numbers of people walk list on the Central Coast,” she “Across the Central Coast, Railway Station will start as soon are said. taking on their own Cinderella the streets of Gosford through our doors because almost 50 projects have been are experiencing “The Central Coast housing August with 7, in Narara the they and nominated,” ason 2020, Lisarow story as they huntsuccessfully for the perfect or are on the verge of affordability crisis is growing Crouch said. middle of Homelessness homelessness,” Uniting Youth rapidly of and requires toWeek follow in 4-10), 2021. heelsincreased for their WalkthatA weMile “I anticipate will (August to and Homelessness Service pair affordable housing stock, as see strong support for this highlight the issue of spokesperson, Vicki Daley, in wellTheir as compassionate Shoes and fundraiser for White initiative, so I encourage

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and vegetation management, if This project will allow the Electorate Projects aGosford recommendation officers Golf from Club to improve its Peats Ridge Community Hall access pathways around the to be considered golf oncourse August 12 is for the benefit of Amount sought: $200,000 members and guests. endorsed by councillors. Project Sponsor: Peats Ridge This project will see a kitchen and storeroom facilities installed at the hall. The hall has undergone major renovation works since 2007 but does not have kitchen facilities. A kitchen and storeroom have been earmarked under stage two of the development works but works are not set to be completed until 2020. The school already has $37,000 in residual funds available to put towards the project.

Currently, pathways around the green are subject to inclement weather and can at times negatively impact on golfers’ ability to play the game. It is hoped that new pathways will improve safety and increase participation from elderly and disabled golfers. The club regularly provides competitions and coaching clinics to the Special Olympics Group, and with paved walkways, it is believed the club will be able to flourish as an empowering and inclusive golf hub for the region.

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Councillors say that $97M in State and Federal funding is not enough Central Coast Council has been allocated more than $97M in State and Federal funding over the past 18 months, but a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting on July 22 saw several councillors Balanced Living Festival Amount sought: $200,000 to be held at Kincumber

United Football Club Kincumber Neighbourhood Sunnyfield is a member This project will allow based, registered not-forCentre’s Health Connection Festival profit charity that specialises the Football Club to install Equal instalment Access Pathway, will returnpeople forwithits anproviding sixth in supporting a safe egress for intellectual disability. all abilities to travel this August with a people newof name. Sunnyfield hopes to purchase

from the carpark and nearby a wheelchair modified van that Community Centre to the oval. will enable the organisation The new pathway will assist to transport its Central Coast housing affordability in said. clients to access and engage people in wheelchairs, parents creative community action.” with strollers and those with everyone to make their voices in their community, fostering a Community The full articles and more can lineleftonBurns ourParkwebsite www.centralcoastnews.net Coast News the region. “There has beenbe no seen more on Marchers at heard,” Martin said. sense of belonging and helping mobility challenges to access pressing time for the local midday and proceeded down focusses on news specifically related to post code areas 2250, 2251, 2260 and articles can also be read and and enjoy the oval. Uniting local homelessness Voting is done through the to create a more vibrant and community to come together Mann St to Kibble Park, where service, Doorways, co-shared on your mobile phone by going to It will also make it easier for Community Project website inclusive society. to find solutions and advocate stalls and activities were on Mywww.coastcommunitynews.com.au. ordinated the march, and was equipment to be taken from for more affordable housing offer, along with recovered and closes on August 15, with Pathway improvements at joined by other homelessness the Hill to the Oval and will the successful projects to be stock in this community.” food cooked by Masterchef Gosford Golf Club service providers including provide recreational linkages announced in September. Daley said the march was Season 1 winner, Julie Coast Shelter, CatholicCare, to the oval and Mt Penang. Anyone looking to vote will Goodwin. intended to bring awareness to Amount sought: $200,000 Bungree, Wesley Mission, need an up to date Medicare the local homelessness crisis.

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woman reported missing from a Tumbi Umbi retirement home has been found deceased. The 95-year-old woman left the centre on Hansens Rd, Tumbi Umbi, before 8:45am on Friday, August 2, on a three-wheeler assisted bike.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District were notified just after midday and commenced a search of the area with the assistance of Traffic and Highway Patrol officers and PolAir. During the search, officers located the body

of a woman in water at Long Jetty just after 4pm. Despite attempts to revive her, the woman was declared dead at the scene. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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extricated and was being treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics. The driver had a lucky escape after rolling their vehicle in wet conditions. Source: Website, Jul 8 Joel Dawes, Central Coast Volunteer Rescue Squad

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Lucky escape after rolling vehicle in wet conditions

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Man wanted over Long Jetty robbery

At about 5:30am on Saturday, June 15, a robbery took place at a Long Jetty business. A female receptionist was threatened and assaulted, and a sum of cash was taken. Detectives believe the man depicted in the image can assist them with their inquiries. The male is described as aged in his early 30’s, solid build, tanned skin, short dark hair, with tattoo’s (sleeve) on his left arm, wearing dark shorts and light-coloured t-shirt.

Source: Media release, Aug 2 NSW Police Media

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We have prepared a draft Landcare Program Strategy to bring together our environmental volunteers under one program, give them a new identity and identify ways to expand the program that enables greater participation in the future. This draft strategy identifies strategic principles and actions to guide the management of the program into the future including:  renaming the program to Envirocare  developing and delivering specialised support to the four distinct subgroups within the program  expansion of the program, prioritising conservation, technical and short-term groups to meet the program outcomes. To have your say on this Strategy visit yourvoiceourcoast.com/GreeingCentralCoast yourvoiceourcoast.com/GreeningCentralCoast Public exhibition closes 12 September 2019.


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Environmental Bonds need to be required from power stations T

he story about Vales Point power station Clean Up Notice (Wyong Regional Chronicle, edition 166) indicates that one of Delta’s pollution issues of mixed asbestos was 500m long and 60m wide, which is equivalent to five NRL football fields. The potential of human and environmental health impacts have been officially noted, yet the community still cannot get answers from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) since first contacting them on this issue in December, 2018. EPA Clean up Notices served on Delta for suspected asbestos at Vales Point ash dam, the ash dam wall issues at Origin’s Eraring Power Station or the forgotten Lake Munmorah PFAS and diesel contamination

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Government remediate the entire three dam systems and not just sweep it under the carpet for future generations to find. I find it insulting to the community that Delta or their Secretary, Steve Gurney, are allowed to select their own site auditors to eventually come up with a remedial action plan and that such a plan is not already in place, in case of wall failures or leaching from the 50 year old dams. There are no Environmental Bonds placed on the licencees for each of the dams, yet some 21 contaminants could be found in the ash depending on the type of coal burnt in the power stations. The community demands the answers to our concerns and the bonds to be placed. We also call for a NSW Upper House Inquiry into all human health and

environmental impacts from burning coal in close proximity to major housing regions. We need to know what plans are in place to manage the short and long term risks of the dams and their future. When dealing with Orica in Sydney on groundwater issues, they were kind enough to supply the Botany Community Liaison Committee with $100,000 per annum for the community to employ their own independent experts to alleviate the community’s distrust of the reports presented and of Orica itself. I call on both Delta (Sunset International P/L) at Vales Point and Origin Energy at Eraring to also lead by example and also afford the community the same support. Email, Jun 7 Gary Blaschke, Lake Munmorah

Bonny, whoever hurt you loves you and is sorry A

chalk message that appeared on the netball court at Halekulani Oval on August 7 has captured the attention of some of Budgewoi’s nosier residents, yours truly included. Residents of Scenic Dve and Kalani Ave awoke to find the message ‘Bonny I Luv U Forgive Me’ scrawled across the courts and since then, it has sparked community wide curiosity over who is Bonny, who hurt her and most importantly, did she take them back? The mystery of just who is Bonny has taken over the Budgewoi Community Facebook page and a litany of community members are now waiting with bated breath for an update

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on this backyard Lloyd and Diane Say Anything moment. Given where the message was situated, its feasible that Bonny may be a resident of either Scenic Dve or Kalani Ave. Bonny if you’re reading this, the Chronicle and a bunch of your neighbours would love to know what’s going on. Source: Website, Aug 7 Budgewoi Community Facebook page Dilon Luke, Journalist

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Central Coast Council is developing a Strategy to promote, maintain and enhance urban greening across the Central Coast by planting and maintaining trees in public areas called the Greener Places Strategy. This draft Central Coast wide strategy includes mechanisms to sustain and enhance the urban forest canopy across all land parcels in the urban suburbs of the Central Coast by:  increasing the level of tree planting in the 18 priority suburbs with the greatest level of Urban Heat Island Effect;  commencing successional planting in Council passive open space reserves;  ensuring that public trees that are removed are replaced by planting two new trees in the same suburb; and  increasing the requirement of private developers to complete high quality landscaping in medium and high density development through future changes to Council's Development Control Plan. Public exhibition closes 5 September, 2019.

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Rugby Club raised more than $1,200 for Beyond Blue W

arnervale Wildcats Rugby Club raised more than $1,200 for mental health charity Beyond Blue during its latest charity round.

The CCLHD is taking steps to ensure carers are given more support

The Club raised the funds during its charity round on July 13, which saw Wildcats’ teams from across all divisions purchase and don special

Carer’s details to be included in patient’s medical records

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n an effort to enshrine the invaluable efforts of those that take it upon themselves to care for others, the

Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) has opted to include carer’s details in patient medical records.

The initiative is being coordinated by the District’s Carer Support and Information Technology teams who are making carers more visible by establishing a dedicated carer information section on applicable patient’s medical records. Carers can come in many forms and can be any age, gender, culture or religion. They can support family or friends, 24/7 or for a few hours a week. Some don’t even identify with the term carer which can make them hidden in the complex healthcare system. The new section will identify carers as key people in the patient’s life, wellbeing and overall health, whilst ensuring the carers themselves get adequate support alongside the patient they care for. Source: Website, Jul 23 Central Coast Health

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suffering from mental illness, but the season is not over yet. “While we have raised over $1,700 so far this season, there is still time to support this amazing organisation either with donations at the canteen on game day or through their website,’ Acreman said. Source: Website, Jul 16 Chris Acreman, Warnervale Rugby Club

Our Lady of Loreto Gardens management celebrates silver jubilee

a t h o l i c Healthcare was delighted to celebrate its silver jubilee along with Warnervale Wellness Centre which celebrated its 10th birthday. Residents, employees and clients of Our Lady of Loreto Gardens, Hamlyn Terrace, and the Warnervale Wellness Centre, as well as families and members of the community, gathered to celebrate these important milestones at the Centre on July 23. Employees of these services also celebrated their service awards. Catholic Healthcare’s Managing Director, David Maher, said: “Today marks a significant milestone for Catholic Healthcare as we celebrate our 25th birthday, our silver jubilee. “We have much to be proud of and much to look forward to. "Today, we celebrate

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Central Coast Kids in Need receives $16,569 donation C entral Coast Kids in Need (CCKIN) received a donation of $16,569 from the N e w c a s t l e Permanent Bateau Bay branch on July 31.

The donation came courtesy of the Newcastle Permanent Community Assist program which enables staff to make voluntary donations from their salary and then nominate and vote on charities to receive a portion of the funds every six months. Bateau Bay Branch Manager, Robyn Black, said it was heart warming to present the cheque to a local charity that has helped many of her Central Coast branch team’s families, including her own nephew. “It’s so rewarding to present this donation to the Central Coast Kids in Need ladies.

“I’ve seen first hand how they support families through some of the most difficult and heartbreaking moments of their lives, and they show such grace and generosity. “My nephew was 16 when the ladies first came to the rescue and since then they’ve provided much needed support throughout his open heart surgery and two brain tumours. “Without the support from this amazing charity, I’m not sure how my brother and his wife would have coped,” said Black CCKIN provide financial assistance to families of seriously ill Central Coast children who need to travel to treatment, helping to pay for travel expenses, high cost prescriptions, formula and specialist equipment, so families can maximise their time caring for and

spent with their children. CCKIN Secretary, Lorraine Churchill, said her team were incredibly thankful to Newcastle Permanent staff for their generosity. “Many families living on the Central Coast who care for children with serious illnesses don’t qualify for financial assistance through the government as they often live within 100km of their treating hospital,” said Churchill. “We know that support for these families is just as important as any other, so that’s why we created this charity. “These families are dealing with so much already so we’re glad we have the ability to alleviate one other worry from their life,” Churchill said. Source: Media release, Jul 31 Holly Lambert, Enigma PR

Cheque being presented by Canton Mixed Bowlers President, Dave Gooch, to Shirley Shuttle representative, Warren Butler

Bowlers raise over $2,000 for Shirley Shuttle T

he Canton Mixed Bowlers have raised $2,100 for the Shirley Shuttle. The funds were raised through the Bowlers’ annual Pink Charity Day which saw all participating bowlers don their best pink get ups and enjoy a lavish cake auction.

The Bowlers decided on Shirley Shuttle as this year’s beneficiary as they believe the charity’s mission to provide accessible transport to cancer patients and their families to and from appointments and treatment is an invaluable asset to the Central Coast community.

Shirley Shuttle receives no government funding and relies solely on volunteers, sponsors and donations. Bowlers also wished to extend their thanks to Canton Sports Club for waiving the green fees. Source: Media release, Jul 28 Robert Bourke, Canton Mixed Bowlers

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019 is a year of firsts for St Brigid’s Catholic College at Lake Munmorah, but also a year of goodbyes, with the school’s first Year 12 cohort poised to conclude their studies at the end of this term. “This term sees the end of school life for our first Year 12 group. “This is a significant milestone for us as a community and I am sure you will join me in keeping these students and their families in our thoughts and prayers as they finalise their time at St Brigid’s,” said Principal, Julie Terry. Terry is also saying her goodbyes to the College

Julie Terry and will step down as Principal from the beginning of 2020, with Assistant Principal, Adam Murdoch, taking on the role. “Adam has been a great support to me in his role as Assistant Principal and has had an integral part to play in the success of the journey so far.

Adam Murdoch “I am delighted that he will take on the stewardship of this wonderful college community into the next phase under his leadership. Source: Website, Jul 23 Julie Terry, St Brigid’s Catholic College Lake Munmorah

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Ourimbah Campus celebrated 30 years of delivering tertiary education

he Ourimbah Campus of the University of Newcastle (UON) celebrated 30 years of delivering tertiary education to the Central Coast community with a celebratory lunch on July 31. Since the first student cohort of 1989

descended on UON, more than 15,000 students have completed degrees, courses and diplomas at the Campus. Current staff and students, past staff, notable alumni, invited guests and other community members all joined the anniversary lunch which celebrated UON’s ongoing commitment to providing Central Coast

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Four students named feature dancers for the 2019 Schools’ Spectacular

our local high school students are among the select few to be named feature artists for the 2019 Schools’ Spectacular. Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College’s Bailey Mitchell (Berkeley Vale Campus), Ryan Goldsworthy (Berkeley Vale Campus) and Jada Johnston (Tumbi Umbi Campus), have all been named Feature Dancers, along with Wadalba Community School’s, Kurt Dawson. Schools’ Spectacular has been hailed as the largest amateur variety act in the world, and feature artists are chosen as the breakout stars of the event for their exceptional talent. They’re quite literally the cream of the crop in the wealth of talent in this year’s state schools’ performing arts sector, with just over 50 students

named feature artists this year. As feature artists, they’ll take on lead roles and solos in various pieces performed by over 5,500 students in this year’s shows. Schools’ Spectacular

The 2019 Schools’ Spectacular Featured Artists Creative Director, Sonja Sydney’s arts calendar. Sjolander, believes it is “Our students love that youthful exuberance, to be a part of Schools amazing talent and Spectacular and passion for performance audiences just love their that has made the performances,” Sjolander Spectacular Australia’s said. longest-running variety “It’s a joy to see their show and one of the faces light up with pride biggest events on

and achievement as they perform,” she added. Ms Sjolander said that as well as the featured artists the Schools’ Spectacular will again showcase an incredible 100-piece symphony orchestra, stage band,

2,700-voice choir, 2,300 amazing dancers, the D’Arts Ensemble disability program, the Aboriginal Dance Company, puppets and an indispensable behindthe-scenes team. “In the true spirit of variety, the fast-paced show will transition through a colourful choreographed kaleidoscope of music from pop and hip hop to the classics, from a crescendo of massed voices to stunning solos, and a full spectrum of dance styles. “There truly is so many things to delight everybody,” Sjolander said. The Schools Spectacular will be staged at the QUDOS Bank Arena with four shows taking place from November 22-23. Source: Media release, Aug 5 Grant Hatch, NSW Department of Education

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Now in its 46th year, the Garden Competition sees the best green thumbs from around the former Wyong LGA open their gardens to the public in a celebration of amateur gardening. There are 21 sections in this year’s Garden Competition, with sections to suit schools, villages, community and business premises, resorts and clubs.

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The competition is open to budding artists aged 50 plus and is inspired by the life of, Anna Mary Robertson. Dubbed ‘Grandma Moses’, Robertson earnt fame for evocative depictions of American rural life. She took up painting aged 78 and produced art until she was 101. Council’s Director, Connected Communities,

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Julie Vaughan, said the essence of the competition is that it’s never too late to learn new skills. “The Grandma Moses program is more than just a popular art exhibition, it is a celebration of the contributions older people make to our community’s cultural fabric. “It highlights that learning and achievement continues well into our senior years,” she said. With more than $3,000 in prize money, the competition offers avenues for every artistic palette, including open,

watercolour, novice, Central Coast Inspired and a special category for 50 Plus Leisure and Learning Centre and Senior Centre Art Group Members. Entries close on August 23 and entry forms are available through Council’s website. Prize winners will be announced at a ceremony on September 10 at the Gosford 50 Plus Leisure and Learning Centre. All entries will also be exhibited at the Centre from September 10-12. Source: Media release, Jul 31 Central Coast Council Media

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West End star to Ten of the Coast’s most perform in Wyong stunning gardens to be opened to the public L F

our gardens in the former Wyong LGA have been selected as feature gardens for the Gosford District Open Gardens Competition. A brand new gardening event for the region, a committee of nine enthusiastic gardeners approached Central Coast Council to get the District Open Gardens Competition up and running, with 10 of the Coast’s most stunning gardens to be opened to the public over the weekend of September 28-29. Committee President, Dot Kite, said locals were welcome to come along

to inspect their local garden on either day. “Visitors at open days can gather ideas to take home and incorporate into their own gardens or simply to visit and be amazed at the diversity and flair evident in the gardens on show. “The garden owners will be in attendance to give first hand information on growing the plants that are to be seen in their gardens and to answer any garden related questions that foster the love of gardening,” Kite said. Each open garden is unique with no two featured gardens being the same in size, scope, or planting, making it a truly unique experience

for locals that opt to visit more than one garden. “The chosen gardens in the Wyong district certainly show just what can be achieved by careful planning and choice of plants that particularly suit the area,” Kite added. The event helps to support the charity campaign to see an Elsie’s Retreat palliative care facility built on the Coast. Details of the feature gardens will be advertised in future editions of Wyong Regional Chronicle. Source: Media release, Aug 9 Dot Kite, Gosford District Open Gardens Committee

e g e n d a r y A u s t r a l i a n flautist, Jane Rutter, is teaming up with the West End’s, Peter Cousens, to bring their new production, Evening Stars, to The Art House, Wyong, on September 13. Evening Stars is a romantic journey through best loved songs from Cousens’ starring roles in Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Camelot, Showboat, Aspects of Love, and Les Misérables and features luscious romantic pieces from Rutter’s 23 solo albums. Rutter is known for pioneering the trend of taking fine classical music to the people and has devoted her life to French flute playing over a career that spans decades. “Instruments of the

breath are closest to the heart. “To make music from the act of breathing, it’s the earliest form of alchemy. “We turn the breath that keeps us alive into the music that feeds our soul,” Rutter said. Evening Stars brings to life the romance of popular classical pieces

and romantic songs by some of the world’s greatest composers including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Massenet, Offenbach, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ravel, Lehar, Lerner and Loewe, Bernstein and more. Source: Media release, Aug 6 Kristina Deminick, The Art House Wyong

Wyong District Garden Competition The Wyong District Garden Competition and Horticultural Competition are on again this year. This will be the 46th year that the competitions have been held. Entry forms are available at local libraries and nurseries as well as at the Wyong Council building or by calling 4392 3271, or by email on fabill@bigpond.com. Both of the competitions are open to all residents of the former Wyong Shire, and people can enter either or both. Entries for the Garden Competition close at 5pm on Tuesday August 27. Preliminary judging will start on September 2, with Final Judging to commence on September 4. Presentation Day is on 2pm, September 18, at Council Building at Wyong. There are 21 Sections in the Garden competition, which gives everyone a choice to enter one or more sections. There are sections to suit schools, villages, home, business premises, resorts and clubs. The Horticultural Competition takes place on the Presentation Day. There are 32 Sections including Plants in containers, Floral art, cut flowers, vegetables and fruits. For more information see our brochure or phone 4392 6629 or 4392 3271. There will be an Open Day of the top gardens on Sunday, September 22, from 10am to 4pm, with all garden entries free. A list of open gardens will be available on Presentation Day, advertised in Central Coast Newspapers, or by email from fabill@bigpond.com . All gardens in the district are encouraged to enter their whole or part gardens.


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250 staff members go out in the community to volunteer

Mars staffers at The Meeting Place

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ssociates at Mars Food’s (Masterfoods’) Central Coast facility downed tools to give back to the local community on August 2.

Last year's Open winning entry San Clemente by Annie Reid

Pick up your paintbrushes, Grandma Moses is back! Grandma Moses Art Competition and Exhibition Aged 50 or over and live on the Coast? Enter your painting or drawing by Friday 23 August for a chance to win more than $3000 prize money. Artworks will be exhibited at the Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre 10-12 September. centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/grandmamoses

More than 250 staff members were out in the community to volunteer with groups, services and at community hubs across the Coast. Eleven associates were at Compass Housing’s, The Meeting Place, a community hub at Tumbi Umbi, and took part in a working bee. They assisted regular volunteers and staff with gardening works and by providing materials and installing a grate on the Hub’s vegie garden, trimming tree branches and cleaning the barbecue kitchen, as well as cooking and serving up a free lunch for local social housing tenants. They also made a large donation of groceries for the Hub’s, The Shack Shop which provides discounted food and other items for local people in need.

Compass Housing’s Hub Coordinator and Tenancy Relations Officer, Maureen Hunter, said Compass’ staff and tenants are very appreciative of the support. She said the initiative also helps foster relationships between local tenants and the broader community. “Having Mars Food staff come and help out with these jobs, frees me and other staff up to work with our tenants on helping them to gain skills to contribute fully within the broader community,” Hunter said. Mars Food spokesperson, Geoff Cahill, said the community volunteering day is part of the firm’s desire to feel connected to and involved in the local community. Cahill said Mars Food also provides food hampers throughout the year to those in need through local charities. He said the continued, ongoing partnership between The Meeting Place and Mars Food provides year round support to both the

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volunteers and patrons of the Centre. “It is important for business to give back and we feel The Meeting Place is about people helping themselves to make their community better, which is a very worthwhile initiative,” Cahill said. Mars Food was founded in 1926 before becoming part of the Mars family’s group of companies in 1967. The business relocated to Berkeley Vale in 1992 where 99 per cent of Mars Food Australia products are manufactured. The facility is one of the largest employers on the Central Coast. The Meeting Place is an award winning community hub established in 2011 by Compass Housing, in partnership with Housing NSW. It is designed to foster a more inclusive environment to diminish barriers between social housing and the general community. Source: Media release, Aug 2 Craig Eardley, Mars Foods


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Painting Narellan Pools Central Coast donated to assist win Business of the Year Award seabird rescue T uggerah based Narellan Pools Central Coast has taken out the prestigious Business of the Year Award at the 2019 Narellan Pools’ Conference in Borneo.

Naomi Veitch with her ASRCC donation piece

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ustralian Seabird Rescue Central Coast (ASRCC) has received a special donation from a local artist. Horsfield Bay’s Naomi Veitch, has donated a large painting of a pelican to the organisation to help bolster its upcoming fundraising dinner at Diggers at The Entrance on August 16. ASRCC are the region’s dedicated marine bird and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisation, and the only group on the Coast licenced to rescue and rehabilitate marine reptiles. Their operations expand across the entirety of the Central Coast Local Government Area and their volunteers hail from all corners of the Coast. Veitch, who is often

inspired by the region’s wildlife in her art, said she was thrilled to be able to support the ASRCC in this way. “It’s a wonderful honour to be able to paint our local wildlife and help raise money for these beautiful creatures that so often fall victim to entanglement or injury,” she said. Veitch, who has been creating a series of pelican inspired paintings over the past few months has also pledged to donate 10 per cent of all sales of any pelican paintings sold through her website for the remainder of the year to the ASRCC. Anyone wishing to view the collection should visit the Coastal Art Australia website. Source: Media release, Aug 4 Naomi Veitch, Coastal Art Australia

Business owners, Anders and Deb Carlsson, have achieved phenomenal success in their time with Narellan Pools, bucking the traditional pool business wind up trend by experiencing exponential growth to become the largest pool builder on the Central Coast in just three short years. On the awards night, Narellan Pools’ Managing Director, Chris Meyer, said: “There is only one word to best describe this year’s winner and

Deb and Anders Carlsson that is determination. growth, client experience, to the “I recognised their high contribution level of integrity, sheer brand, leadership in the determination and a Narellan Pools’ Network passion for success early and giving back to the community. on.” Anders thanked the The Business of the Narellan Pools’ network Year award is based for their constant support. on a strict objective criterion including: sales “Without the support and delivery volume and of the network and my

family, this would not have been possible. “Our focus was on delivering value to our clients, which in turn ensured consistent growth in our business without compromising on quality,” he said. When accepting the award Anders also took time to acknowledge the efforts of their Central Coast team. “Our team are all eagerly waiting to find out if we received an award tonight, we are so lucky, all our staff are equally committed to the business and our success. “Now we can share this win with them,” she said. Source: Media release, Aug 6 Deborah Carlsson, Narellan Pools Central Coast

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Society Open Day, Central Coast Potters Society - East Gosford, 10am - 4pm

The Australian Ceramics Open Studio 2019, Ettalong Beach Arts & Crafts Cerntre, Free entry Trivia Night - Supporting Kariong ECO Garden, Kariong Community Hall, Ticketed, 6pm - 9pm

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Central Coast Cross Country: Fun Run & Presentation, Pioneer Dairy Wetlands, 2:30pm Yum Cha Festival of Small Bites, Gosford Showground, 12pm - 6pm

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Aussie Nightmarkets, The Entertainment Grounds, Printmaking Basics - Soft 5pm - 10pm Ground, Found Objects & Pencils, SATURDAY, SEP 7 The Makers Studio, Ticketed, 10am - 4pm

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Let’s Talk Social And Enviromental Justice Day, Gosford Anglican Church, 10:30pm - 4pm

Wildplant Community Nursery Sale, CEN Office Ourimbah, 9am - 12pm

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Six finalists hoping to become local heroes S

ix locals are waiting with bated breath to learn if they’ll be named one of three Westfield Local Heroes for 2019.

This year’s finalists are, Dylan Brassington, Brian Dorfling, Rhonda Doyle, Mike Harrison, Rebecca Law and Angela Thomas. The six are all finalists through Westfield Tuggerah and were selected via community vote. They hail from all corners of the Coast and between them represent invaluable community groups, organisations and projects making a difference on the Coast. A second public vote which wrapped up on August 12, will determine who will be Westfield Tuggerah’s Local Heroes, with each of the three receiving $10,000 to support their work. A breakdown of each finalist and the organisation they represent is below.

Dylan Brassington for Top Blokes Foundation When Dylan Brassington walks into a local school, you can be sure many students will

be running up to him to say hello. As a mentor with the Top Blokes Foundation, he has helped thousands of young people over the years. He embodies healthy masculinity and shows young men that they can be gentle and nurturing and still feel powerful and strong. People know Dylan will give everything he has to make a difference. “I’m passionate about being a mentor to young men to help them to grow into top blokes,” he said. If Dylan is successful, Top Blokes will run extra eight-week programs for 30 boys aged 10-13 who are on its waiting list.

Brian Dorfling for Camp Breakaway Guitar in hand and an enthusiastic smile on his face, Bryan Dorfling is the kind of role model you want on a youth camp. The Camp Breakaway youth leader connects with people through his love of music, removing barriers and encouraging people to socialise and join in activities. ‘Dorf’, as he likes to be known, volunteers at every camp and shares his love of life with children and adults

Kenneth Broberg American pianist Kenneth Broberg is one of the top six prize winners of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and most recent winner of the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Sunday 25 August

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with disabilities, children with high medical needs, young carers and disadvantaged youth. “I love putting a smile on people’s faces,” he said. If Dorf is successful, Camp Breakaway will invest in its six-week Stepping Forward Program, which teaches children the interpersonal and cooperative skills they need to transition into training or employment.

volunteer work is seeing the children’s happy faces as they overcome their fears, increase their self-confidence and achieve their goals. If Mike is successful, Riding for the Disabled will buy new horses as some of their current stable are nearing retirement. The money would also go towards vets’ bills, feed and other maintenance costs.

Rhonda Doyle for Central Coast Kids in Need

Rebecca Law for Shoebox Revolution

Retired hairdresser Rhonda Doyle, volunteers for 30 hours a week at Central Coast Kids in Need, where she and 17 others help the families of seriously ill children who must travel to Sydney or Newcastle hospitals for treatment. The need is high and growing. The charity has helped more than 2,500 families since Rhonda joined 16 years ago, and has raised and distributed more than $3M. “I call it my love job,” says Rhonda, whose title is Treasurer, but is effectively the co-team leader with her sister Lorraine, the charity’s Secretary. If Rhonda is successful, Central Coast Kids in Need will use the money to continue paying for accommodation and travel costs for families in need.

Mike Harrison for Riding for the Disabled

The plight of homeless people on the Central Coast touched Rebecca Law to such an extent that she founded a charity. Through the Shoebox Revolution, the parttime chef and full-time mum supplies care packs of food and other necessities to people in need.

Kenneth Broberg American pianist Kenneth Broberg is

one of the top six prize winners of Mike Harrison is a the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and most recent winner retiree who thrives on of the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van helping children with Cliburn International Piano Competition special needs experience the therapeutic benefits of horse riding. Mike first learned to ride bareback on retired circus horses in the UK and volunteers at Riding for the Disabled, where he helps care for the horses and assists children during their lesson. His payback for seven dedicated yearsSunday of 25 August

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The food is carefully selected to suit someone with no amenities and is intended to last 24 hours. Other items include feminine hygiene products, personal grooming products and comfort possessions such as socks. “I’m just hoping to make a difference in our backyard while teaching our children empathy, kindness and compassion,” Rebecca said. If Rebecca is successful, Shoebox Revolution will buy nonperishable food and other items for the care packs and invest in a better storage and packing area.

Angela Thomas for Musicians Making a Difference Angela Thomas is a former international gymnast, a surfer and a

youth mentor. By day she is a teacher’s aide, and in the evenings she runs the Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) dance department. She coaches 100 atrisk, disadvantaged or marginalised youth at her popular hip-hop classes. This gives people aged 8 to 18 a creative and positive way to express themselves and feel believed in. Each class starts with a discussion in a peersupported safe space, allowing the students to talk and know they are not alone. If Angela is successful, MMAD will continue covering the costs of the popular Street Dreams workshops and invest in new dance equipment. Source: Website, Aug 8 Westfield Local Heroes Campaign 2019: Westfield Tuggerah Dilon Luke, Journalist


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ARTS & CULTURE Wyong Writers Writers meet monthly on the fourth Saturday at 1.30pm Woodbury Community Centre 1 Woolmers Crescent, Mardi.

4333 7489

meilingvenning@hotmail.com www.wyongwriters.org

NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATIONS Country Women’s Association of NSW-Toukley Monthly Market 2nd Sat 9am-1pm 175 Main Rd, Books, bric-a-brac, cakes, Devonshire tea, handicrafts, plants, preserves, sausage sizzle, fun, fellowship, fundraising Meetings 1st Wed monthly 10am

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COMMUNITY GROUPS

Gambling Solutions

Bateau Bay Men’s Shed

Gambling help counsellors providing free confidential professional service to gamblers, family and friends Woy Woy, Kincumber, Gosford and The Entrance

Environment for mature aged men to repair items, share and learn skills and socialise 9am to 1.30pm Tue to Thur 1 Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay

0435 807 633

bateaubayshed@gmail.com

Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre

4344 7992

Freemasons Annual event 4th Thurs in May each year. Regular event 4th Thurs monthly from 10am Ladies are invited Morisset Masonic Centre Westlake Daylight Masonic Lodge 5 Yambo Street Morisset

Information, Child & Adult Groups & Services, Youth Worker, Free Counselling, Energy Account Jack Harris 4392 1231 assistance (EAPA), Food Assistance (incl. Food Store), Freemasons Op Shop, Computer Lessons, Lodge Toukley 933 Equipment (PCs, Laundry Facilities Meets 1st Wednesday each month & Lawnmower),Community - Toukley Memorial Hall Pearce Events. Street Toukley

4332 7450

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Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre Information & Referral, Talks & Information Sessions. Energy Account Assistance (EAPA), Counselling (concession available), Food Help, & Access to PCs, Internet & Printing. Toy Library, Community Garden & Activities Groups including Cards, Indoor Bowls, Mah-jong & Berkeley Vale Walking for Pleasure. School Holiday Activities & Workshops.

4388 5801

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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 Community Legal Centre Not for profit service providing free legal advice. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

4353 4988

contact@centralcoastclc.org.au

Central Coast 50+ Singles Social Group Invites Ladies & Gents for dinner, dancing - BBQs & Socialising each w/e. Monthly programme for all areas of the coast

0412 200 571 0437 699 366 0407 031 013

The Creative Compassion Centre Inc. Secondhand Shopping, Upcycling Minimalism, Creativity, Community Lounge Area, Free Wifi, or a cuppa and chat, call in and see us at 5/2232 Pacific Highway (Next to BYO Cellars) Opening hours Mon-Sat - 9-4pm

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John Jenkins 4392 1631

Friendly Travellers Caravan Club Caravans, Tents, Mobile Homes, All welcome plus social outings & trips away New memebers and visitors are invited to attend

0458 645 979

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Lake Munmorah 50s Plus Leisure and Learning Club Computer Classes, dancing, exercise, pilates, yoga, craft, carpet bowls and Tai Chi.

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Long Jetty Senior Citizens Club Computer classes, line dancing, tai chi and zumba gold M-F, 9am to 3pm for full list of activities

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Long Jetty Over 50s Club Indoor bowls, computers, exercises, yoga, line-dancing, tai chi and more - 9am to 3pm

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The Lunch Bunch Social lunches for seniors on the Central Coast, meet at 12 noon 1st and 3rd Sun All welcome to join our friendly group Call or SMS 0418 772 569

The NSW Justices Association Inc Seeking JP volunteers for Community JP Desks in Central Coast Shire. Free training and insurance provided.

0418 493 388 benefits@nswja.org.au

The Lions Club of The Entrance Inc

Surf Club. Runs The Entrance Markets Sunday Mornings Behind The Entrance Cinema.

0488 286 006

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Tuggerah Lakes Toastmasters Club Thinking about being more effective and more persuasive? Learn clarity, brevity, context, impact and value. This is achievable at Tuggerah Lakes Toastmasters

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Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Lakes Food Care, Energy Account Assistance (EAPA), No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) & Free Counselling. Children, Youth & Adult Activities. Laundry & Hot Showers. Hall & Meeting Space for Hire.

4396 1555 www.tnc.org.au

Toukley Presbyterian Church Hargraves St & Victoria Ave Family Service (Sunday School 9.30am) Cafe Church - informal (in hall 5pm) Community Activities ALL WELCOME toukleypc.org.au

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Venue for Hire Central Coast Wetlands is located in Tuggerah. We have several buildings for hire. They would be suitable for weddings, seminars, markets & fund raisers.

0408 271 957

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Volunteering Central Coast Refer potential volunteers to community organisations and provide support to volunteers and community organisations. Training for volunteers and managers of volunteers Information Sessions held regularly across the Coast

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Wyong Neighbourhood Centre

GARDEN CLUBS Central Coast Permaculture

meet friendly like minded people at our information night held at Tuggerah Community Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 6:30 for 7pm start

Bob on 0412 133 808

HEALTH GROUPS Better Hearing Australia Central Coast Hearing loss management Support and educational groups providing practical experience and confidence. Learn the benefits of hearing aids

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Central Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group (Wyong) Meet last Friday Month Terrigal Uniting Church 380 Terrigal Dre, Terrigal 9.30am to 12 noon

4367 9600 www.pcfa.org.au

Wyong Uniting Church Sunday Service 9am All welcome - Bible study Watanobbi Road Wyong Weekly writers group

4352 1528

The Central Coast Greens For a fairer, more transparent and accountable government based on democratic principles Local, state-wide, national and international issues and campaigns - Council and parliamentary representation - Developing a new economy Protecting our environment Peaceful conflict resolution Community participation We meet monthly every 3rd Thu - Details and info: centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au centralcoastgreens@gmail.com

Ourimbah Branch Liberal Party of Aust How good is this! Branch meets 2nd Thursday of Each Month

0468 476 237

Warnervale Branch - NSW Labor Party To support and promote NSW Labor within the Warnervale area. 3rd Tue 7pm Hamlyn Terrace Community Centre

0419 128 497

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GROW Support Groups Small friendly groups formed to learn how to overcome anxiety, depression and loneliness and to improve mental health and wellbeing. Anonymous, free and open to all. Weekly meetings at Bateau Bay and Wyong

1800 558 268 www.grow.org.au

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

4352 1886

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MUSIC Soundwaves A cappella harmony for Men – new members welcome. Rehearsals Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm Central Coast Leagues Club, Dane Drive, Gosford

Supporting disadvantaged Ring Max on 4324 3631 vulnerable and isolated members or Kieran 4324 1977 of our community offering a range of community services, events, Coastal a Cappella projects, workshops, arts programs Vibrant women’s a cappella chorus and an open community garden. new members welcome. 4353 1750 Music eduction provided Rehearsals Tue 7pm Gosford TAFE Wyong Toastmasters Lots of Performance opportunities, Club or hire us for your next event. A friendly way to improve

public speaking and leadership skills, stay sharp, and increase confidence. 1st, 3rd, 5th Friday 10:30 - 12:30 Wyong RSL. All welcome. 0432 570 935

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POLITICAL GROUPS Australian Labor Party Ourimbah/ Narara Branch

PROBUS CLUBS Tuggerah Combined Probus Club Inc Meet new friends and enjoy social events. 2nd Thur., 10:30am, guest speakers. Social outings 3rd Thur. Woodbury Park Community Hall, Mardi

4351 0450

Probus Club of Wyong Inc meet at wyong golf club 4th Mon, Morning Tea, Guest Speakers, regular monthly outings

4352 3692

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Probus Club of The Entrance Ladies and gentlemen welcome. Guest speakers, morning tea and many activities. 9.30am 4th Tuesday Bateau Bay Bowling Club

SPECIAL INTEREST Biz Plus Networking Association Grow your business and in the process build worthwhile relationships. Biz Networking breakfasts Every Thur 7:15- 9am Erina Leagues Club Geoff Neilson network@bizplus.com.au

The Entrance Camera Club Inc New members and visitors welcome. Renowned for Nature photography Grow your photographic skills in all genres with a friendly group of enthusiasts. Monthly Competition. Meets 2nd Friday 7pm CWA Hall Long Jetty theentrance.myphotoclub.com.au

Central Coast Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service Free telephone advice and advocacy for all tenants as well as residents in residential parks

4353 5515

cctaas@hotmail.com

Central Coast Soaring Club Inc

Gliding Club, Learn to fly, Instruction FREE to members. 14 Y/O and up for Training Thur, Sat, Sun (weather permitting) Bloodtree Rd Mangrove Mountain

0412 164 082 0414 635 047 www.ccsoaring.com.au

Tuggerah Lakes U3A The Entrance - cryptic crosswords, play reading Bateau Bay - Memoirs, Reading Group - Killarney Vale - Talks, Mah Jong - Toukley - Creative Writing Berkley Vale - Music appreciation - Chittaway Bay - Movies

4390 2451

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0478 228 914

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KI-DO Mingara Judo Academy

Inner Wheel Club Wyong CAN YOU HELP? join a team of dedicated women, sharing fun and friendship and a passion for community service 6.30 pm 3rd Wed Wyong Golf Club

4393 2755

iiw.au.wyong@gmail.com

The Lions Club of Wyong Inc 49 years supporting local activities Join us - Meet new friends 4th Tues Monthly 6:30pm Don Small / Lions retirement village Call Colin

0413 014 266

www.wyong.nsw.lions.org.au

Discussion/action community issues - 3 levels of Government Niagara Park Primary School 7.30pm 1st Mon

0410 309 494

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

0413 237 010

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Wyong Lakes Australian Football Club Come and play AFL Teams for Boys, Girls, Women, Men No Eperience Necessary

0404 257 702

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VENUE HIRE Central Coast Wetlands – Pioneer Dairy

Central Coast Wetlands is located in Tuggerah. We have several buildings for hire. They would be suitable for weddings, seminars, markets & fund raisers. 0408 271 957

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SPORT

Mariners sign new goalkeeper

T

he Central Coast Mariners have announced the signing of Melbourne City Goalkeeper, Mark Birighitti. Birighitti put pen to paper on a one year deal with the club for the 2019/20 season. He brings with him a wealth of experience having played for the Socceroos, Swansea City, Adelaide United, Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City at various points in his career. Birighitti said: “This is a fantastic opportunity, I’m buzzing and I can’t wait to join the Mariners. “I’ve spoken with the coaching staff and it seems like a perfect fit.

“Their plan enticed me, it’s a historical club and an ambitious club and getting the Mariners back to where they should be is something I want to be a part of,” Birighitti said. “I’ve worked with Jess Vanstrattan, Mariners Head Goalkeeping Coach before and he’s one of the best goalkeeping coaches I’ve ever worked with. “Knowing that he’s at the club played a big part in my decision. “My main objective now is to work hard during the pre-season, have a great season and help the Mariners get back on that pedestal,” he added. Mariners’ Head Coach, Alen Stajcic, welcomed Birighitti and touched

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CENTRAL COAST NEWSPAPERS has a very liberal credit policy for advertisers and realises that from time to time, people, businesses and organisations get into financial difficulty and may need assistance and time to get things back on track. However, some people, businesses and organisations take advantage of this generosity they use advertising but simply don’t pay their account after several months and need to be taken to court to do so. From time to time, as necessary, we will name these people, businesses or organisations as a warning to our readers so that they will be wary when dealing with them.

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Dylan Ruiz-Diaz named to the Young Socceroos’ squad C

entral Coast Mariners’, Dylan Ruiz-Diaz, has been named to the Young Socceroos’ squad that will contest the AFF U18 Championships in Vietnam this August. In late July, it was announced that RuizDiaz and fellow Mariner, Mikey Katsoulis, were selected to take part in the Young Socceroos’ training camp which would determine the 23 players to be named to Gary van Egmond’s squad. “We enjoyed a really good week of training at the AIS and now our focus shifts to our matches in Vietnam,” van Egmond said.

Dylan Ruiz-Diaz “Playing fixtures against Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore over the space of nine days will provide this group with exposure to the demands

of international football, and help us to prepare for our 2020 AFC U19 Championship qualifiers to be held in Chinese Taipei in November. “We expect to perform strongly at the upcoming AFF U-18 Championship and we also see the competition as a great development opportunity for this group of players, many of whom are at the start of their professional careers,” he said. The 2019 AFF U18 Championship is being held in Ho Chi Minh City from August 6-19 with Australia’s Group B games being played between August 7-15.

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Five players named to Hockey Australia National Junior Squads

ive Central Coast H o c k e y Association (CCHA) players have been named to Hockey Australia National Junior Squads. CCHA’s, Grace Jeffrey, was named to the National Women’s Junior Squad, while, Brinley Gallagher, Lain Carr, Dylan Martin and Ehren Hazell, were all named to the Men’s. The National Junior program is utilised as a talent identification and development process by Hockey Australia to uncover future Hockeyroos and Kookaburras. Hockey Australia’s Women’s Head Coach, Tim White, and Men’s

Source: Media release, Aug 3 Ricardo Piccioni, Football Federation Australia Media

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CCHA’s Grace Jeffrey Head Coach, Ben Bishop, made the selection and confirmed they’ll be focussing on developing players. “The purpose of the National Junior Program

is to identify and broaden the talent base in Australia. “It also serves to transition athletes into other squads, namely Development and Senior Squads. “We’re looking forward to playing a part in the development of these young athletes, together with the NTC coaches in each of the players’ home states,” White and Bishop said. As part of their selection, the CCHA players will take part in a series of training camps, a combined NTC competition and some international matches. Source: Media release, Aug 2 Mitch Wynd, Hockey Australia

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Wadalba has second best Under 16 Rugby League school team in NSW

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a d a l b a Community School’s Under 16 Boys’ Rugby League team has finished second in NSW in the All Schools Rugby League Competition.

Wadalba Community School’s Under 16 Rugby League team

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Wadalba won their pool games and semifinal convincingly, to meet Banora Point’s, St Joseph’s College, in the grand final. It was a fiercely contested match that highlighted the level of

sporting prowess at the junior level in NSW, but ultimately St Joseph’s played the better game and took the title 10-4. Wadalba Community School Principal, Jason McGrath, said the team should be tremendously proud of their efforts. “This group of young men represented our school exceptionally well throughout this competition,” he said. Source: Website, Aug 9 Jason McGrath, Wadalba Community School

Isabelle Hanna competing for Australia at the Women’s Softball World Cup

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ardi’s, Isabelle Hanna, has been selected for the Australian Under 19’s Softball team currently contesting the Women’s Softball World Cup. Isabelle has been playing softball through the Central Coast Softball Association since the age of 5, and has played 12 consecutive seasons with them, picking up many representative honours along the way. Isabelle has competed in every State Championship since 2010, and in her early years, she was the backbone of the NSW Primary Schools Sports

Association’s Girls’ Softball team and the Combined High School’s Girls’ Softball team. In 2017, she was selected in the NSW Under 17 State team which was successful in winning the national title, and again in 2018, she was a member of the successful national title winning NSW Under 19

team. Her exceptional performance saw Isabelle selected for the Australian Under 19 Development Squad that toured Japan ahead of the Aussie Spirit, the Australian Open Women’s team, who competed at the World Championships. This has culminated in her greatest achievement

to date, being selected for the Australian Under 19 team that is travelling to Irvine, California, to compete in the World Cup, which runs from August 11-18. “We are extremely proud of Isabelle’s achievements, but more so of her willingness to share her knowledge with upcoming players at every opportunity. “She is an extremely grounded young lady that is quite shy about voicing her achievements,” said Central Coast Softball Association President, Brad Bogle. Source: Website, Aug 1 Brad Bogle, Central Coast Softball Association


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Wildcats’ win puts them in second position R

ound 20 of Central Coast Football’s Battlewin Premier League (BPL) saw wins to Woongarrah and Kanwal, and ladder leaders Killarney District suffer a surprise 1-all draw against 10th placed The Entrance. Eight matches unbeaten saw Woongarrah head into their Round 20 fixture against Avoca Beach full of confidence as they looked to strike a significant blow to Avoca’s chances of securing a finals’ position. Buoyed by five successive victories, the Sharks have managed

to close the gap to the finals’ positions with goal difference the only factor keeping them from a top five appearance, however, they were unable to keep the hosts scoreless. The win sees the Wildcats move to 43 competition points, and given that other results went their way, the side has jumped Southern and Ettalong United into second position on the ladder, two points from leaders, Killarney. After their successful 2018 season, where they reached the Premier League semi-finals for just the second time in their history, it’s been a tough grind for Kanwal this year.

However, with three wins from their last five matches and the full 18 Club Championship points secured, the Bulls are now guaranteed of holding a spot for the 2020 BPL season. Indeed, such has been the congested nature of the bottom half of the first grade competition, they’ve leap frogged three other teams and moved from 11th to 8th place. Elsewhere, Wyoming bested Toukley 2-1, Terrigal beat Berkeley Vale 1-nil, and Killarney District drew 1-all with The Entrance. Source: Website, Aug 13 Lachlan Herd, Central Coast Football

Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season Draw has been released T

he draw of the H y u n d a i A-League 2019/20 Season has been released with the Central Coast Mariners set to meet the Western Sydney Wanderers in a blockbuster match in round 1. Their game gets underway on October 12 at Parramatta’s Bankwest Stadium.

The venue will give the home side a shot of confidence after A-League football having abandoned the now demolished Parramatta Stadium three years ago. It’s predicted the Wanderland (Western Sydney supporters) will be out in force and the Mariners should expect stiff competition. Eyes will be on the Mariners as Coach, Alen Stajcic, has quietly put together a squad of

established international talent, old favourites and local young up and comers, that A-League fans are curious to see operate. Mariners’ first home game will take place on the following week and is a derby with Newcastle Jets. Source: Document, Aug 7 Central Coast Mariners Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season Draw Dilon Luke, Journalist

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Ourimbah’s unbeaten streak ends and Lakes cement 4th spot on ladder

Jubilant scenes from the Terrigal Trojans after taking down the Ourimbah Razorbacks

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ound 17 of the Central Coast Rugby Union Competition saw O u r i m b a h ’ s unbeaten streak this season finally come to an end, after a shock 41-22 loss to Terrigal in the Match of the Day at The Haven Oval. The first half was a totally even affair with the two teams going to the halftime break level at 15 points apiece. Both teams had periods of attack followed by some great defence. Ourimbah were striving to maintain their unbeaten run while Terrigal were attempting to record their first win over Ourimbah in quite a while. The second half continued in much the same way. Both teams were able to cross for a converted try each at the start of the second period.

At the midway point of this half, the scores were still locked at 22 points each. It was a typical clash between the two best performed teams in this year’s competition. However, it was Terrigal who stormed home in that final 20 minutes. They were able to post an impressive 19 points in the final quarter of the match to record their best win of the season. It was a most impressive team effort by the Terrigal outfit and the win sees Terrigal replace Ourimbah as leaders in the race to the Minor Premiership. Both teams are locked on 69 points and the Minor Premiership will be decided in the final round. Elsewhere, The Lakes defeated Warnervale by 46 points to 28 at Slade Park. The win sees The Lakes cement fourth spot on the competition ladder

after last round saw them locked in a three way battle with Warnervale and Avoca Beach for the coveted finals’ spot. It was a most dominant performance by The Lakes in a match that most people thought would go right down to the wire. The Lakes controlled proceedings from the start and by halftime led by 29 points to 7. The home side all but had the match secure at that stage but there was to be no relenting on the scoreboard. The second half was a far more even affair with Warnervale slightly outscoring The Lakes by 21 points to 17, but it was all too late for the visitors. The win will see The Lakes play in the minor semi-final against Gosford.

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Seriously Sirius 230th Anniversary on Norfolk Island

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he 19th of March 2020 will be the 230th anniversary of the wrecking of HMS Sirius on the reef at Norfolk Island. She was the flagship of the First Fleet and her wrecking was undoubtedly the most serious event to occur during the early life of both the Port Jackson and Norfolk Island settlements. This important anniversary in Australian history is one that the Norfolk Island Travel Centre is intending to mark and to do so they have organised an exceptional week of events with special guest presenter Graham Seal, author of Great Convict Stories and Professor of Folklore at Curtin University.

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Graham will spotlight many extraordinary happenings and convicts, including those who lived through this tumultuous event. Other honorary guests are history and folklore specialists Don and Sue Brian, who have uniquely collected the stories, songs and poems of convicts, whalers and others from this period. This event offers the opportunity to honour a convict, marine and free settler ancestor heritage; delve deeper into the writing of convict lives and stories; plus increase understandings of the importance of this devastating event in the Nation’s history.

At the time of her wrecking the Sirius was on a desperate mission sailing to Canton, China to purchase supplies as the Port Jackson population was on the verge of starvation, existing on half rations. It was while both ships were unloading supplies at Kingston that the wrecking occurred. As NSW Governor Arthur Phillip said when news of the wrecking reached him in Port Jackson: “You never saw such dismay as the news of the wreck occasioned amongst us all; for, to use a sea term, we looked upon her as our sheet anchor”. It is highly recommended to take out the Optional 230th Anniversary Package that includes presentations and workshops by Graham, Don and Sue as well as a waterfront event under a marquee opposite the wreck site at Kingston, with a sumptuous luncheon, presentations, folk music and entertainment. Special tours of the Sirius artefacts and Norfolk Island Museum, together with special dinners are also part of the Package. This week will be of interest to those with a maritime or folklore interest, or any with an ancestry from the First Fleet, as well as those who

simply dream of a Pacific Island holiday – with added interest! You may not have realised it, but over recent years Norfolk Island has begun to be appreciated for features it has always naturally possessed, yet remained largely hidden. Today, Norfolk is being appreciated as a fresh, seasonal foodie haven where food miles are counted in metres; as an unspoiled environmental playground with lush rainforests and coral filled waters; and an intriguing multi- faceted convict and historical importance. Whether you visit Norfolk by yourself, with family or friends, or as part of an organised (or your own) group trip, make sure to use the knowledge available from local travel agents, tour operators and visitor information services all located on the island. ‘Meeting the locals’ really is part of a Norfolk Island experience, so make sure to do so even before you travel. You’ll surely find much more than you expected on a Norfolk Island holiday! For further details email Maria Massey at maria@travelcentre.nf or call 1800 1400 66 or visit the website at www.norfolkislandmuseum.com

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