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Regional library to progress

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Suburbs named for NBN rollout round 77,700 homes and businesses in the Gosford Local Government Area (LGA) will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under the NBN’s first three year fibre rollout plan.

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The Cadillac Club adjacent to the Gosford Council administration building Photo: ValsPix

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osford Council has resolved to progress the development of a Regional Library in the Cadillac Club adjacent to Council’s administration building.

The development would also include additional office space, commercial space including university space, car parking and associated ancillary facilities. In 1997, Council set a levy to raise funds for the building of the Regional Library. This is still being collected, and the purchase of the Cadillac Club was made for a Regional Library.

The last proposal for the library on that site was rejected in 2001 due to a lack of funds. In 2005, Council requested a comparison of the Civic Precinct (Cadillac Club) and Kibble Park. It was determined that the footprint for a 3000m2 building in Kibble Park would be too big. In December 2005, Council resolved that a

survey be held to determine the public’s preference for the site. The results showed that 94.46 per cent of those who took part (3157) wanted the library to be built in Kibble Park. While workshops and presentations had been held since that time, no further decision had been made regarding the future of the Regional Library.

During the Gosford Challenge, and now with the CCDRC, the matter had been present but not solved. The CCDRC continued the Challenge’s desire to draw a university campus into the city centre. In 2011, Council delayed a decision on urgent public amenity needs in Kibble Park until a decision had been made on the future of the Regional Library. Gosford Council Agenda NM.5, 27 Mar 2012

Avoca Beach, Copacabana, Davistown, East Gosford, Erina, Erina Heights, Forresters Beach, Fountaindale, Gosford, Green Point, Holgate, Kangy Angy, Kariong, Kincumber, Kincumber South, Koolewong, Lisarow, Macmasters Beach, Matcham, Mount Elliot, Narara, Niagara Park, North Avoca, North Gosford, Picketts Valley, Point Clare, Point Frederick, Saratoga, Springfield, Tascott, Terrigal, Wamberal, West Gosford, Wyoming and Yattalunga are among some the selected suburbs in the Gosford LGA. “Under the three year rollout plan, construction of the fibre network in these areas will begin progressively between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2015,” said Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill. “The NBN rollout is ramping up and is about to go into high gear and the Central Coast is poised to make the most of it,” Ms O’Neill added. “In the next three years, 77,700 homes and businesses locally will be on the way to having access to fast, reliable broadband through the NBN’s fibre network. “The NBN will connect 93 per cent of homes and businesses around Australia to high-speed

fibre broadband, capable of speeds of up to one gigabit per second. “Seven per cent will have access to high-speed fixedwireless or next-generation satellite technologies providing peak speeds of 12 megabits per second. “The NBN is about more than just faster broadband. This is about supporting businesses in Robertson and around Australia to connect to new markets and find new, better ways of doing things to make their businesses more productive and more profitable,” Ms O’Neill said. “It’s about families in Robertson getting online to access health and aged care services, it’s about people who need government services being able to access those online, and it’s about our kids getting access to world class education services, for example by being able to take a class at another school via the NBN. “The NBN will drive a new wave of digital innovation, changing the way Australians live, do business, receive services and connect with the world. The NBN is just the platform; the really exciting part is the new possibilities it opens up.” Media release, 30 Mar 2012 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP


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Ambulance, Police, Fire 000 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Organisations Aboriginal Legal Service 8842 8000 Community Options 4351 3388 Bungree Aboriginal Association 4351 3388 Mingaletta 4342 7515 Aboriginal Home Care 4352 1153 Drug & Alcohol rehab 4388 6360 Respite Care Options 4351 3388 Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health 4351 1040 Darkinjung Local Land Council 4351 2930

Accommodation Dept. of Housing Gosford 4323 5211 Cassie4Youth 4322 3197 Coast Shelter 4324 7239 Pacific Link Com Housing 4324 7617 Rumbalara Youth Refuge 4325 7555 Samaritans Youth Services 4351 1922 Youth Angle • Woy Woy 4341 8830 Youth Accom Hotline 1800 424 830 Temporary Accommodation 1800 152 152

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Parents Helpline 132 055 Centacare Gosford 4324 6403 Gosford Family Support Service 4340 1099 Horizons (For men with children) 4333 5111 Interrelate - Family Relationships 1300 736 966 Uniting Care Burnside Gosford 1800 067 967

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Crisis Services and Helplines Lifeline - 24 hr. 13 11 14 Suicide Helpline 1800 191 919 Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 Parents Helpline 13 20 55 Indigenous Call Centre 136 380 Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321

Donnison St. Restaurant 4325 3540 Gosford Family Support 4340 1585 Horizons Family Services 4334 3377 Meals on Wheels Gosford 4363 7111 Woy Woy 4341 6699 Department of Community Services Gosford - 4336 2400 The Salvation Army 4325 5733 Samaritans Emergency Relief 4393 2450 St Vincent De Paul Society HELPLINE 4323 6081

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A community workshop held by Gosford Council to discuss a “village master plan” for Umina has heard of plans for Gosford Council to sell off around 170 parking spaces in the free council car park, according to Cr Peter Freewater.

NBN rollout starts this month

Under the three year rollout plan, construction of the fibre network in Bensville, Blackwall, Booker Bay, Daleys Point, Empire Bay, Ettalong Beach, Horsfield Bay, Killcare, Killcare Heights, Pearl Beach, Phegans Bay, Pretty Beach, St

Huberts Island, Umina Beach, Wagstaffe and Woy Woy will begin progressively between April 1 and June 30. “The NBN rollout is ramping up and is about to go into high gear and the Central Coast is poised to make the most of it,” said Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill. “In the next three years, 77,700 homes and businesses locally will be on the way to having access to fast, reliable broadband through the NBN’s fibre network.” The NBN will connect 93 per cent of homes and businesses

around Australia to high-speed fibre broadband, capable of speeds of up to one gigabit per second. The other seven per cent will have access to highspeed fixed-wireless or next-generation satellite technologies providing peak speeds of 12 megabits per second. “The NBN is about more than just faster broadband. “This is about supporting businesses in Robertson and around Australia to connect to new markets and find new, better ways of doing things to

make their businesses more productive and more profitable. “It’s about families in Robertson getting online to access health and aged care services, it’s about people who need government services being able to access those online, and it’s about our kids getting access to world class education services, for example by being able to take a class at another school via the NBN,” Ms O’Neill said. Media Release, 30 Mar 2012 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP

Rehab building to start soon Building of the new rehabilitation ward at Woy Woy hospital is expected to start this month. The Woy Woy Public Hospital Alliance met with Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein and some hospital staff recently at the

hospital to discuss the plans. The ward will provide 30 beds in three wings and the meeting was shown mock-ups of the plans. The Federal and State governments have committed over $20 million to the new facility. Email, 21 Mar 2012 Edward James, Umina The Woy Woy Hospital Alliance fighting to save the Rehab Centre

The area would instead contain high density apartment blocks, commercial premises, and a number of small 20 by 20 metre courtyards. After attending the Plan and Village Master Plan community workshop held by Gosford Council at Umina on Tuesday, March 20, Cr Peter Freewater claimed that the meeting was used only to canvas the idea of redeveloping the free council car park into a civic place, and that it was “a blatant con job”. “The consultants tried to tell us that we need the extra commercial premises to accommodate the growth of Umina,” said Cr Freewater. “The shop owners in the audience strongly disagreed, stating that there were already vacant shops along West St and such a development would only serve to isolate them just as Erina did to Gosford,” he said. Cr Freewater also pointed out that the new LEP allowed for four storey developments in the precinct so there would be plenty of room to accommodate more shops without taking away the main car park that services the shops. Cr Freewater claimed that by the meeting’s conclusion it was very evident that the only reason it had been held was so that Council could say they had consulted the community. It was also evident that the community were not in favour of sacrificing parking for a new “civic place”, he said. Cr Freewater noted that in his personal discussions with the participants prior to the civic place being put on the agenda, they had all stressed how important they felt parking to be. “What I heard more than anything else was how important parking is to the success of the Umina shopping strip,” said Cr Freewater. “Some people even went as far to draw a big heart on the free Council car park and referred to this car park as the heart of the area.” When the consultants asked participants what sort of developments they would like to see in the new Civic Place, Cr Freewater said he pointed out that it would need to have at least as many free public parking spots as are currently available on the site. E-mail, 21 Mar 2012 Peter Freewater, Horsfield Bay

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ABL Rookie of the Year and Sydney Blue Sox pitcher, Aiden Francis started on the mound for the minor premiers, Central Coast. The Vikings started with the hero from game two of the preliminary final, Andrew Cooke, who was looking for a repeat performance in game one of the Championship series. Marlins knocked in a run early in the bottom of the first to take a 1 – 0 lead. This was wiped away immediately by the Vikings as they squared the ledger in the top half of the second innings. In the bottom half of the second innings, the Marlins found themselves with bases loaded and one out thanks to a single from Harrison and a hit by pitch followed by a walk. A sac fly from lead off Howe saw the Marlins dive back into the lead. The minor premiers didn’t have the lead for long at all as Vikings stalwart Kingman knocked in a run and we had a tied ball game again after three innings. In the fifth, the Vikings took their first lead of the game thanks to top half of the batting order. D’Antonio double, Southam and Holland singled to score D’Antonio and the Vikings lead 3 – 2. The seventh inning saw

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The last proposal for the library on that site was rejected in 2001 due to a lack of funds. In 2005, Council requested a comparison of the Civic Precinct (Cadillac Club) and Kibble Park. It was determined that the footprint for a 3000m2 building in Kibble Park would be too big. In December 2005, Council resolved that a

survey be held to determine the public’s preference for the site. The results showed that 94.46 per cent of those who took part (3157) wanted the library to be built in Kibble Park. While workshops and presentations had been held since that time, no further decision had been made regarding the future of the Regional Library.

During the Gosford Challenge, and now with the CCDRC, the matter had been present but not solved. The CCDRC continued the Challenge’s desire to draw a university campus into the city centre. In 2011, Council delayed a decision on urgent public amenity needs in Kibble Park until a decision had been made on the future of the Regional Library. Gosford Council Agenda NM.5, 27 Mar 2012

Avoca Beach, Copacabana, Davistown, East Gosford, Erina, Erina Heights, Forresters Beach, Fountaindale, Gosford, Green Point, Holgate, Kangy Angy, Kariong, Kincumber, Kincumber South, Koolewong, Lisarow, Macmasters Beach, Matcham, Mount Elliot, Narara, Niagara Park, North Avoca, North Gosford, Picketts Valley, Point Clare, Point Frederick, Saratoga, Springfield, Tascott, Terrigal, Wamberal, West Gosford, Wyoming and Yattalunga are among some the selected suburbs in the Gosford LGA. “Under the three year rollout plan, construction of the fibre network in these areas will begin progressively between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2015,” said Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill. “The NBN rollout is ramping up and is about to go into high gear and the Central Coast is poised to make the most of it,” Ms O’Neill added. “In the next three years, 77,700 homes and businesses locally will be on the way to having access to fast, reliable broadband through the NBN’s fibre network. “The NBN will connect 93 per cent of homes and businesses around Australia to high-speed

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Speed limit changes recommended number of changes to Central Coast roads have been recommended in a report on speed limits conducted by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and the NSW Centre for Road Safety (CRS).

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On the Central Coast, the report recommended changes to reduce the number of varying speed zones and to make other speed zones consistent with state wide policy. On the Pacific Highway between Gosford and Newcastle, a total of 19 different speed zones would be reduced to 14. On Henry Parry Dr, four inconsistent speed zones would be reduced to just two, 60km/h for 1.9km and 50km/h for the other 1.9km. Changes to roads adjoining Sparks Rd would reduce the number of different speed zones from five to four Member for Wyong Mr Darren Webber said the changes meant drivers could spend less time worrying about changing and inconsistent speed zones and more time watching the road. “Constantly changing speed zones are disconcerting for drivers and are especially concerning for tourists who may have never driven on local roads before. “The rationalisation of

speed zones is a sensible move and it’s something the driving public have wanted for many years. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said Henry Parry Dr had been a concern for those living and working in Gosford for many years. “The current limits don’t make a lot of sense. “When you consider there is also a school zone to reduce speed to 40km/h during school times, the sheer number of speed limit changes was farcical. “I’m glad RMS and the CRS have carefully considered the submissions from locals and have come up with some sensible solutions. A number of other speed zones changes have also been recommended for short sections of the Central Coast Highway that do not reduce the total number of speed zones. A number of submissions seeking changes to speed zones on Brisbane Water Dr were considered by RMS and the CRS but it was determined that these

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Shame on Landing supporters

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o all those who willfully advocate and promote the continued desecration of the beautiful waterfront of Brisbane Water, I say shame, shame and shame again on you.

Wake up, citizens of Gosford City, the greedy and the stupid are stalking our extremely valuable and beautiful gem. They are trying to brain wash us into thinking that commercial developments right on the foreshore instead of improved parks and gardens will be Gosford’s economic saviour. I don’t think so, guys and gals.

Dane Dr is busy enough and most of the proposed developments can be put further away from the waterfront. To my old friend, Peter

Turnbull, I am sure that you are sadly mistaken when you say “This project will be the catalyst for the revitalisation of Gosford City”. To Laurie Maher, I say “resign from Council”; you are not guiding the development of Gosford with an un-biased hand. Email, 28 Mar 2012 Paul Young, Wyoming

Landing proposal marks the real “black day”

read with interest our mayor’s comment about March 13 being a “black day” for Gosford.

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In actual fact, the “black days” began much earlier when some people, developers, Gosford City Council and the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation decided to impose The Landing proposal on the Gosford Waterfront and the citizens of Gosford and the Central Coast. I use the word “impose” because of the totally inadequate level of consultation with the general

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t long last, some common sense has prevailed in Gosford Council, in that at the council meeting held on Tuesday, March 27, Council passed the motion to support stage one of The Landing project.

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regions. The negative bleatings by a minority group of people under the banner of the so called Gosford Alliance have been divisive and unhelpful.

The sensible development of Gosford and the Region underpins our ability to attract more jobs on the Coast which will minimise the need for residents to commute to work and reduce financial stress. Email, 30 Mar 2012 Ian Kilpatrick, Green Point

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Common sense prevails What was interesting and pleasing to note was that the motion was not only supported by former Greens Councillor Peter Freewater; he, in fact, seconded the motion. Gosford and the Central Coast have become moribund due to inertia. As such, our region has been missing out by comparison to other

public which continues even to the present day. For example, continued requests for computer generated views of the “finger wharves” of Stage 3 from Dane Dr are denied as either not our responsibility, are not available

or cannot be produced. The real reason is they realise if the general public were to see these “official” views, they would reject Stage 3 of the proposal outright and without Stage 3 the rest of the proposal would not be viable, in particular Stage 1. Let no one be mislead, I believe the fight to save Gosford Waterfront has a long way to go.

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o mayor Laurie Maher wants public support for stage one of the Landing.

He makes it sound nothing but good. But why is a small swimming pool in the plan? It is to replace our Olympic Pool. Because, even though the council says in effect “don’t worry about all that residential development over the water

in stage two and three right now”, a selloff of our public land is still planned. In an interview on March 23, the Minister for the Central

Coast Chris Hartcher said: “The waterfront residential apartments will help fund the community development.” “Once we get final closure on Stage 1, it (The Landing) will go ahead”. Email, 4 Apr 2012 Jan Burton, Green Point

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The Landing

CCRDC reviewing The Landing submissions he Central Coast Regional Development Corporation is continuing to progress The Landing project by reviewing and responding to more than 650 submissions, including petitions received, as a result of the exhibited rezoning plans.

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Acting general manager Mr Bob Hawes said the plans generated a high level of interest from the community. “It is not unusual for large urban renewal projects like The Landing to attract enormous interest from local residents and businesses,” Mr Hawes said. “This feedback will be extremely useful, as we now review and respond to the issues raised in submissions and, as required, amend the proposal to address the community comments. “We have also noted the resolution of Gosford Council which expresses the strong view that the Corporation proceed with the area known as stage one. “It is clear from Council’s discussion and the points

from the application submissions that stage two and three are drawing the most attention. “We will continue to work alongside Council both as a major stakeholder and through its representation on our Board. “Our Board received a preliminary brief on these matters and envisages some focussed work over the next two months to allow planning to move to the next phase.” Mr Hawes said the CCRDC is responding to the issues raised in submissions and, as required, amending the proposal to address the issues presented by the community. “The next public steps for the project will be to work up revisions to the plan and particularly stage

A computer generated view of the Landing

1 before lodging these with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for further exhibition. “The Landing was one of a number of significant projects the Corporation is actively involved with. “Mt Penang Parklands and the potential for future development on this

strategic site as well as ongoing involvement in The Entrance Public Domain masterplan and attracting higher education facilities to the Central Coast are of note. “The Corporation will continue to keep both the general and business communities abreast of the

progress on The Landing. “We are certainly committed to a positive outcome that reflects the needs of the community.”

Media Release, 26 Mar 2012 Margaret Paterson, CCRDC

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The Landing phases two and three to be withdrawn s per the unanimous resolution at its Tuesday, March 6, Ordinary Council Meeting, Gosford Council has written to the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) requesting that Phases Two and Three of the Gosford Landing Proposal be withdrawn to allow further consideration from stakeholders.

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Alliance speaks against Landing n alliance of community, business and environment groups has joined forces to speak out in opposition to plans for the Gosford waterfront.

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reens MP and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has given notice of a motion in the NSW Parliament calling on the government to ensure a fair market price is offered for the voluntary acquisition of the Kariong (Bambara) site for inclusion in Brisbane Waters National Park.

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“This land is of very high conservation value and it’s long overdue for protection,”

said Ms Faehrmann. “The Central Coast community has been running

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listened. “The money required is peanuts compared with the long term asset for the community and for the environment,” said Ms Faehrmann. Media Release, 4 Apr 2012 Peter Stahel

Marijuana siezed olice from the Brisbane Water Local Area Command have charged a man following an investigation into an alleged hydroponic cannabis house in Wyoming on Monday, March 26.

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cannabis plants, 13kg of dried cannabis, a sum of cash and a quantity of anabolic steroids. A 32-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Gosford Police Station where further investigations where conducted. As a result, the man’s

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offences, recklessly deal with the proceeds of crime, possess prescribed restricted substance, use electricity without authorisation and alter or interfere with meter without authority. He was refused bail. Media Release, 27 Mar 2012 NSW Police Media

The groups have joined forces to ensure the protection of Gosford foreshore, enhancement of public access and facilities and the orderly development of the Gosford CBD. The Alliance members have been analyzing all the public submissions to the proposal which closed on January 31. A total of 680 submissions were received which included 200 form submissions and 10 submissions from groups. The total number of individual submissions was 470. 96.4 per cent opposed the proposal and 1.7 per cent of submissions supported development of the waterfront as a State Significant Site. A spokesperson said “these figures show how little support there is for alienating the Gosford Waterfront from the public.” “The Gosford Alliance calls on the State

government to reject the SSS proposal and focus efforts on the revitalisation of Gosford CBD. “Where nearly 10 times more people support redevelopment of the CBD compared to the Landing (16 per cent compared to 1.7 per cent support).” “These figures prove that the proponent, Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) has not listened to the community nor addressed their concerns from the initial exhibition that occurred in September 2011. “The CCRDC needs to explain to the public on what basis it claimed majority support for the Landing in recent newspaper advertising when only 1.7 per cent of submissions supported the proposal. Media Release, 25 Mar 2012 Community Environment Network

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Childcare centre to remain until December osford Council has unanimously agreed that the Michael Burns Childcare Centre at Kincumber will remain open from 7am until 6pm until the end of the calendar year.

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Due to zoning restrictions, Council will, at this stage, offer a five year lease of the Centre as part of its current Expressions of Interest (EOI) process, with the aim of a rezoning-subdivision in the future which would allow Council to move forward with the sale of the Centre. Council will continue to work with families to ensure they are appropriately supported and accommodated during this process. Council, at its meeting held on Tuesday, February 28, resolved that Council offer the sale-lease of Michael Burns Children’s Centre as an ongoing concern through expression of interest-tender and report back to Council by May 2012. In respect to this resolution, Council commenced processes to offer the sale-lease of the centre. The issue was then discussed at Council’s meeting of Tuesday, March 27, where it was deferred to the following week upon consideration of the EOI by

Council. A meeting was held with the families of children attending Michael Burns Children’s Centre on Monday, March 12, to provide information and clarification for families of the current situation. The families in attendance requested that Michael Burns Children’s Centre continue to operate under Council’s control until the end of the calendar year of 2012. This would minimise the disruption to the children and provide families with an opportunity to find alternative child care. At the meeting of Tuesday, April 3, deputy mayor Cr Craig Doyle spoke to the families in attendance and said the centre would continue to operate and it would be business as usual. “Council has not resolved to close the centre or anything, only decided to find creative ways to keep it operating, not just until the end of the year, but long term. “I think that our staff do an exceptional job and they

Michael Burns Childcare Centre Photo: Naomi Bridges

have done for many, many years. “We are not bound to lease or sell and the facility has not been scheduled for closure, it is business as usual. Cr Vicki Scott echoed Cr Doyle’s sentiments and

said her main concern was stability for the parents. “The real issue here is parents just need the assurance the centre will stay open.” Gosford Council Agenda COM. 12, 3 Apr 2012

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Rotary awards service officers

Citizens support change for Aborigines meeting of Citizens for Constitutional Change was held in Bensville on February 21 and discussed the executive summary of the Expert Panel on the Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians concerning the ‘race’ provisions of sections 25 and 51(26) of the Australian Constitution.

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he Rotary Club of Terrigal acknowledged and honoured the work of four service officers in the annual Pride of Workmanship Ceremony held on Thursday, March 22.

Angus Mackay (Fire Services); Melanie Leaity (Police); Adam Debenham (Ambulance) and Denise Brooks (SES) were acknowledged as making a significant and positive contribution to Central Coast community. Terrigal Rotary Club president Chris Tyler

said that the Pride of Workmanship Award was a Rotary initiative and allowed people who were doing their jobs well to receive recognition and acknowledgement. In past years, people from all walks of life, old and young including shop attendants, secretaries,

news readers, professionals and trades people have received the award. President Tyler said this year the Terrigal Rotary club decided to focus on the often unsung heroes in our community. “I would like to place on the public record my thanks to the commanders

and senior officers from the services who supported us by nominating the four very worthy recipients this year,” Tyler said. The guest speaker was local film maker, writer and sporting icon Peter (Fab) Fenton who inspired the audience by recounting his career. Email, 23 Mar 2012 Ian Kilpatrick, East Gosford

Section 25 contemplated the possibility of State laws disqualifying people of a particular race from voting in state elections.Section 51(26) has the power to make laws with respect to the people of any race for whom it is necessary to make special laws. The recommendations by the Panel were that section 25 and 51(26) be repealed. In addition, it stated that a new section 51A be inserted stating that Australia was first occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Straights Islander peoples and that a new section 116A be inserted prohibiting racial discrimination. The Panel also stated

that a new section 127A should recognize that English was the language of Australia but that the languages of Aboriginal and Torres Straights Islanders were the original languages of Australia and are part of our national heritage. These recommendations will be discussed and incorporated in a Draft Bill by Reconciliation Australia. Discussion at the meeting stressed the need to involve all members of the community, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. Media release 28 Mar 2012 Chris Moe, Citizens for Constitutional Change

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osford Council has awarded 65 per cent of tenders to local suppliers for works over $150,000.

The Local Preference Policy was adopted by Council in August 2010 and provides a preference weighting to Central Coast businesses. Mayor of Gosford City, Cr

Laurie Maher said that the policy was adopted for the many positive benefits that it would bring to the region. “The policy was implemented to help support local businesses,

generate employment and training for residents and encourage growth within our local economy. “It keeps the work and funds generated from major projects on the Central

Coast for the benefit of our community. “Local tradesman and contractors are helping to improve infrastructure and provide maintenance work in their very own backyard while also employing trainees and apprentices from within the area.

“More work means more jobs, which in turns helps to improve and expand employee training and education on the Central Coast,” said mayor Cr Maher. Mayor Cr Maher said that a majority of tenders were awarded to local suppliers

when they made an offer. “Central Coast suppliers received 65 per cent of tenders, when at least one application from a local company was received.” Media Release, 4 Apr 2012 Gosford Council Media

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Alternative plan lacks credibility

Memorial Park needs to be saved t seems to me that very few Gosford citizens are aware of the subsequent destruction of the Gosford Memorial Park to accommodate the Performing Arts Centre.

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Plans are to excavate the hill, the earth taken from there to be added to the wharf area This Park was dedicated for public recreation in 1886, named Gosford Park, and the Gosford Municipal Council appointed trustees in 1887. In the early 20th century, it was a favourite picnic spot for district folk with its views from the elevated position above the swamp land below, swings, and band recitals at the rotunda. After an 11 year research with a friend of the history of Mann St, Gosford, I have discovered the importance of the Park in the daily lives of the area citizens. I have come to appreciate the efforts of the pioneer citizens of Gosford in establishing the Memorials from November 3, 1902, to “Our Fallen Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen” of the Gosford area who paid the supreme

Letters to the editor should be sent to: Coast Community News PO Box 1056, Gosford 2250 or mail@gosfordnews.org See Page 2 for contribution conditions sacrifice in various conflicts, not just at Gallipoli in this pretty little park. The SSS study (1/11/2011 pp 39-40) notes this park as of heritage significance but states it “does not support its ceremonial roll well due to the park’s limited capacity and undulating topography”. So, the Heritage significance seems to be a minor inconvenience to some. The closing of Mann St at the time of ceremonies gives extra area and I am

sure much could be done to improve the topography. The artist’s impression of the “new Anzac Park” (CCEA 30 Nov 2011) shows the Memorials hidden behind the long wall of the proposed Performing Arts Centre, surrounded by mostly paving with a small patch of green. On the north side of the Memorial are steps, which would prove to be hazardous when large crowds gather at the Memorial site for ceremonies I therefore appeal to the powers that be to acknowledge the place the Gosford Memorial Park has played in the history of Gosford and determine it to remain a heritage site of which there is little left, by letting “it live” into the future. Email, 2 Apr 2012 Pamela Williams, Green Point

CBD needs to look after retirees osford CBD needs a few hundred more homes for retired families and workers within walking distance of the CBD and station.

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The profitless investment on the proposed Baker St Boulevard should be directed to a block of new homes between the police station and Etna St. The money for the unprofitable town restaurants and adjacent developments on the waterfront could also build more homes on the derelict sites disgracing Mann St. Anzac Memorial, the pool, fountain and gardens

are ok as they are. Money wasted on destroying them would build another block of homes to bring more life into Mann St. Proposing three new office complexes in a CBD that is full of empty office accommodation has to be the riskiest of all these

propositions, doomed to lose all the superannuation money invested in this mad scheme. Using half that cash for more homes along Mann St could reopen all the closed shops and improve the atmosphere and trading prospects along Gosford’s main street. Letter, 31 Mar 2012 Guy Caruana, East Gosford

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lack Day for Gosford (Coast Community News, 26 March) is a confirmation of the Black Dog affliction that has bedevilled Gosford for the past 25 years.

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It commenced again in November last year, with the paid advertising and press reports of the ‘Crash Landing’ alternative to, possibly the longest and most expensive such consultation process ever held in our city. The alternative plan, hastily prepared and released quickly, demonstrated the protagonists, one criticised as being a handbrake and the other whose business is located outside the CBD. Both obviously missed much of the Landing public consultation process. Any Gosford CBD property owner would view things differently as their CBD investment has been devalued due to the decline in the CBD. The alternative “Crash Landing Plan” proposed to bury Dane Dr along the waterfront at an already estimated cost of $200 million plus, move the ferry wharf to the wrong side (south) of the breakwater and construct a 300 berth floating marina exposed to the south and, despite the rage about waterfront residential development, build a new multistorey residential apartmentsunits complex in the Broadwater, adjacent to the railway line and tidal Fagan’s Bay, together with a mini marina. Also to build the proposed new Central Coast Regional Performing Arts Centre on top of Market Place,

all non-costed, nonengineered and obviously lacking credibility. This alternative plan has already become a non event. Unfortunately this negative campaign was subsequently reflected in the majority of mostly negative media comments including the numerous letters to the editor. The majority then also focused on the perceived over development of residential units on the foreshore and not on the overall Landing Plan, specifically designed to counteract the last 25 years of black dog affliction. Your exciting front page report ‘Landing Phase 1 to proceed to next stage’ in the Coast Community News of March 12 momentarily inspired the dwindling confidence in the project, but unfortunately the comment in your issue of 26 March now states that the general manager and chairperson of the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation now believe the project to be “dead in the water”. I have noticed that the Development Corporation now has an acting general manager, Mr Bob Hawes, who now wants to work up revisions to stage one. Stage one is the

very stage that has no waterfront residential development but the substantial infrastructure that this city needs, including the long awaited Gosford Regional Performing Arts Centre, a new ferry wharf and four restaurants, hotel, offices, indoor pool and recreation centre, improvements and extensions to the public parks and the creation of a Baker St tree lined boulevard link between the CBD and the waterfront. Why can’t council use funding from existing road works programmes to make an early start? Rather than delaying the adoption of stage one in a three stage 1520 year project, why not widely answer the present criticisms on Facebook and Twitter and convey the benefits of an immediate start to stage one to the younger families whose parents and children obviously wish to work locally and take advantage of the 4000 job opportunities expected during the life of this project. Stages two and three objections can obviously be resolved through the usual consultation process over the 15-20 year period if necessary. It takes this long in Gosford. Email, 3 Apr 2012 Peter Turnbull, Point Clare


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Maher supports blood challenge

Mental health seminar atrick Livermore, prevention coordinator and specialist in mental health services for older citizens, will seek to examine themes that arise from suicide by exploring broader prevention measures on Wednesday, April 18, at the Central Coast Leagues Club.

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“The National Association for Loss and Grief, Central Coast branch are mindful of the sensitivity of suicide and are grateful for Patrick’s willingness to discuss suicide,” event coordinator Liz Martin said.

The talk will commence at 7pm through to 9pm. For bookings, contact Liz Martin on 4369 1431. Fax, 4 Apr 2012 Liz Martin

DVD wins state award Gosford Council employee Adelaide Martin giving a plasma donation Photo: Naomi Bridges

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osford Council has shown its support of the 2012 Where is the heart of NSW challenge running from March 19 until April 29.

As part of the campaign, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service are aiming to find NSW’s most generous town when it comes to donating blood. The aim of the campaign is to increase the number of life-saving blood donors at a time when supply is in great need.

Mayor of Gosford Cr Laurie Maher said that the challenge would promote some friendly rivalry between Gosford and Wyong. “This is a great initiative which our entire community should get behind, with each individual donation helping save three lives.

“Currently, one in three people need blood but only one in 30 donate, this can place severe stress on blood supply and hospital staff. “Gosford Council currently has a program in place in which staff regularly donate at the new West Gosford Donor Centre on

Central Coast Highway. “I would encourage everyone to get behind this worthwhile cause and help save three lives, I will certainly be making sure that as many Council staff as possible find time to donate during March and April,” said Cr Maher. Media Release, 28 Mar 2012 Gosford Council media

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attesting to the great help the program has been for their conditions. The DVD aims to improve muscle strength, flexibility and balance and lessen the chance of falls leading to fractures for those with the conditions. Email, 27 Mar 2012 Bob Pierse, Wyoming


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Coin for a Cord day

Health

Hair goes to good cause

embers of the Inner Wheel Club of Gosford North will be selling Grandma and Grandpa teddy bears, pens, yoyos, shopping bags and key charms to raise funds for Coin for a Cord day.

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They will be fundraising on Friday, April 13, at a stall in Erina Fair and from 6am on Friday, May 14, at Gosford and Woy Woy railway stations. The project raises funds for Cord Blood Research within Australia and, since starting in 2000, has generated funds of over $1.5 million supporting 27 research projects to date. Cord Blood Research

focuses on how cord blood stem cell transplants can help critically ill children such as those with leukaemia. Cord blood is the blood left behind in the umbilical cord and is usually discarded after childbirth. It now can be donated at specific hospitals to help save lives. Email, 2 Apr 2012 Fay Strachan, Point Clare

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ebecca Walker had her waist-length hair cut off on Friday, March 16, at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Kincumber in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.

Ms Walker said she has known more than 15 people that have been affected by cancer. She said she knew her hair would grow back and acknowledged that some people don’t have that

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School relocation protest at Parliament House reens candidate, Kate da Costa, standing for Gosford at the upcoming September Council Election, attended the Macquarie St Rally on Thursday, March 29, while the NSW State Parliament debated the Save Gosford Public School Bill.

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Over 200 people crowded the footpath outside Parliament House while inside the building Greens MLA Jamie Parker spoke on the petition from over 10,000 Central Coast residents protesting the move of Gosford Public School into the grounds of Henry Kendall High School. Parliament House officials had attempted to prevent the parents of children affected by the move from entering the public gallery of Parliament, but Greens MP’s John Kaye and David Shoebridge interceded and arranged entry for a small group. “This petition of 10,500 signatures is a great achievement for the 2 Schools 2 Sites campaign and the Greens party is proud to be representing this cause on the floor of Parliament,” said Ms da Costa.

Greens candidates for Gosford Council, Ms da Costa, Terri Latella and Hillary Morris all rejected the amalgamation of the two schools. They argued that adding a large number of primary school children to be accommodated on a site which is already below the required standard land area for a high school is quite inappropriate, particularly as there were predictions for 10,000 additional dwellings in the catchment area. They also pointed out that to make way for the new primary school buildings, the Special Needs Unit at the high school would have to be moved. Rather than being housed in a “state of the art” building with the latest equipment, under the planned amalgamation, the

unit would be situated in the old refurbished technology rooms at the bottom of the high school grounds.

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Students with mobility issues would have to climb a series of ramps and stairs to get to the school tuckshop. “There is no adequate justification for this amalgamation,” said Ms da Costa. “The Greens are

particularly concerned as it is essentially about stripping funds and assets out of public education. “If the O’Farrell government is able to force this through in Gosford, they will proceed with similar cost-

cutting amalgamations across the State, with bad consequences for children and parents in the years ahead.” Media Release, 30 May 2012 Peter Fry, Central Coast Greens

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modernisation of our schools and we will continue to see the benefits of this program for many years to come.” Ms O’Neill said the Government’s investment had resulted in libraries, science labs, classrooms and multipurpose halls being built across the country. “These facilities are an investment in our future and will deliver better education outcomes for students in your community and throughout Australia,” she said. “They are changing the way our students learn and giving teachers and staff a more enjoyable place to work.

“The bricks and mortar of these buildings are merely the foundations on which long term educational benefits will be built and continue to flow to Australian students for years to come.” Ms O’Neill congratulated the Coast Christian School and the local Bensville community for their efforts in delivering this historic investment to their school. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole Bensville community to come together and celebrate the new facilities.” Media Release, 28 Mar 2012 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP


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Education

Horrible Histories Week at Central Coast Grammar ome powerful celebrities from times past stepped from the pages of history into the Central Coast Grammar School Library during ‘Horrible Histories’ Week at the end of Term 1.

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Students flocked to the Library to participate in activities for different age groups. The most popular was the ‘Guess the guests’ competition. Teachers dressed up as historical figures and students questioned them to discover who they were and what part they had

played in history. Most students recognised the very distinctive style of Cleopatra but many didn’t recall how she had worked her charm on Marc Anthony, guessing incorrectly that Head of History Bill O’Connell was Caesar or Alexander the Great. Maid Marion, Marie

You can do it oint Clare Public School will participate in the ‘You can do it’ welfare program throughout the 2012 academic year, introducing the initiative across the school from Kindergarten to Year 6.

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The program’s founder, Professor Michael E. Bernard said the program builds the “social, emotional and motivational capacity of young people.” “Included in our core purpose is the elimination of social and emotional difficulties and disabilities (blockers) that constitute barriers to young people’s learning and well-being, including feeling very worried, feeling very down, procrastination, not paying attention and disturbing others as well as feeling

very angry or misbehaving,” Professor Bernard added. Principal David Harris said: “The ‘You can do it’ program consists of five key elements of keys to success.” “ C o n f i d e n c e , persistence, organisation, getting along with one another and resilience,” Mr Harris added. Newsletter, 4 Apr 2012 David Harris, Principal of Point Clare Public School Website, 4 Apr 2012 Professor Michael E. Bernard, Australian Scholarships group

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Antoinette, King Louis XVI and Eleanor of Aquitaine also made appearances, giving students clues to their place in history and sending them off to the bookshelves or online to get the answers. “This fun activity was

aimed at generating students’ interest in history and engaging them in research,” said teacher-librarian Ms Karen Seeneevassen. “The teachers thoroughly enjoyed portraying powerful figures in history and chatting to students in an informal setting.

“The popular ‘Horrible Histories’ series is terrific fun for young readers. “By the end of the week, the display stand was depleted, which is always a good sign, and the European and Ancient History shelves for older students showed more evidence of use than normal.”

‘Horrible Histories’ Week was part of a series of events which the CCGS Library are hosting to celebrate the National Year of Reading. Media Release, 4 Apr 2012 Joan Redmond, Central Coast Grammar School


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osford City will play host to the 2012 Australian Youth Dance Festival, running from Sunday, April 8, to Saturday, April 14, at the Mt Penang Parklands.

The Australian Youth Dance Festival is a bi-annual event, travelling to regional cities across Australia providing programs and workshops to help facilitate the creative development of young dancers.

In the seventh Australian Youth Dance Festival since its beginning in 1997, over 180 students aged 15-26 will have access to some of the finest dance experiences available in Australia. Gosford Council’s

Director of Community Services and Organisational Development Mr Terry Thirlwell said that the festival program encourages skill development in a supportive environment. “The Australian Youth

The Gosford Diary For events in post code areas 2250, 2260 and 2251 See the Peninsula News for events in post code areas 2256 & 2257 Tuesday April 10

Progress Hall, 7:30-11:30pm Brisbane Water Historical Gosford Council Meeting, 6:46pm, Council Chambers Society Festival, Henry Kendall Cottage and Wednesday April 11 Historical Museum, 10amIntensive Djemba Course, 3pm Rhythm Hut Gosford, 6-9pm Messy church, Kincumber Easter Bunny Craft and Uniting Church, 5pm Treasure Hunt, 9-11am, Mad Hatter Picnic, Kibble Bouddi National Park Park, 8am-1pm Nostalgia Day, Friends of Thursday April 12 Gosford Regional Gallery Seascape in acrylics painting workshop, Sunday April 15 Kincumber Arts Centre, Acro-balance Yoga, 9:30am-4:30pm Rhythm Hut, Gosford, 2:30Friday April 13- 4pm Jazz concert, Central Saturday April 22 Coast Conservatorium of Youth week 2012 Music Inner Wheel Club of Gosford North, Erina Fair, Tuesday April 17 6am Bush Detective-Mini First aid and bush Beasts, 9-11am, Brisbane medicine forum, Kariong Water National Park Eco garden, 10am-12pm

Friday April 13 Drawing workshop, Kincumber Arts Centre, 9:30am- 4:30pm

Friday April 13-April 15 2012 Clubs NSW Academy Games, Illawarra Academy of Sport,

Saturday April 14 Central Coast Bush Dance and Music Association JH Dance Band and Friends, East Gosford

Saturday April 21 Sea Creature Treasure Hunt, Bouddi National park, 1-3pm

Sunday April 22 Kariong Eco Garden working bee, 1-4pm Barbs, Kincumber, 1-5pm

Tuesday April 24 Gosford Council Meeting, 6:46pm, Council Chambers

Dance Festival provides a non-competitive environment for young dancers to learn and grow with workshops focusing on participation and skill development. “One local choreographer will also receive the Gosford City Council Dance Scholarship which will allow them the opportunity to participate in the entire program of workshops and master classes as well as take part in a public performance. “We have also enjoyed a fantastic partnership with NAISDA who have provided great support in ensuring this event can go ahead,” said Mr Thirlwell.

Mayor of Gosford Cr Laurie Maher said that the event would include indigenous youth groups and dancers with disabilities. “The Australian Youth Dance Festival is an inclusive event featuring students of different skill levels, backgrounds and cultures, giving them the opportunity to learn from one another and create new friendships. “Council is proud to sponsor this event, providing $35,000 as well as in-kind support to assist in the running of the festival. “We saw this as a chance to promote cultural endeavours within Gosford City and provide an

avenue for local youth to get involved and express themselves artistically. “The festival will attract a number of visitors to Gosford City throughout the week and showcase our area and our local arts community,” said Cr Maher. As part of the festival there will be two public performances: Dance to Discover from 4pm on Wednesday, April 11 at Laycock St Community Theatre and Shades of Us from 5pm on Saturday, April 14 at Mount Penang Gardens. Media Release, 23 Mar 2012 Gosford Council Media

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Gosford designer wins national comp

Town crier is Australian champion

osford fashion designer Cherise Wakeley has been named the winner of the Yeosu Secretariat National Design Competition.

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Cherise was announced the winner by leading fashion designer, Yeojin Bae, and will have her design displayed to eight million people at the 2012 Yeosu Expo. To celebrate Australia’s participation in the 2012 Yeosu Expo, the Australian Government’s Yeosu Secretariat ran a competition calling all emerging and established fashion designers to design their own, unique Australian fabric that would tie in with the Australian Pavilion’s “In Harmony with the Ocean” theme. The 2012 Yeosu Expo is an International Expo, which will focus on balancing the preservation of ocean and coastal areas with economic development. It will be held from May 12, until August 12 in Yeosu, South Korea. Yeosu Expo 2012 Secretariat head Mr Kevin Nixon said entries were received from across the country but Cherise’s sea urchin inspired design was a clear stand out. “Cherise’s sea urchin design ties in with the Australian Pavilion’s ‘In Harmony with the Ocean’ theme, as she chose a

non-typical creature, the sea urchin, to highlight the vast and varied creatures in our oceans that need to be preserved for future generations and research. “Cherise’s winning fabric design has been used to manufacture the Australian Pavilion attendants’ official uniforms. “The attendants play a key role at the Expo, greeting visitors and being the public face of the Australian Pavilion and Australia,” said Mr Nixon. Korean-born, Australian

fashion designer Yeojin Bae, congratulated Cherise on winning the coveted competition. “I congratulate Cherise on her unique design and the opportunity to represent Australia at a global stage,” said Yeojin. As well as having her design displayed at the Expo, Cherise will receive return flights to Yeosu, three night’s accommodation and $2000 spending money. “It’s been such an unexpected privilege to win this competition,” said Cherise. “I enjoyed the creative process of designing and it is an honour to be recognised at a national level. “I’m really looking forward to going to Korea and seeing how my design adds to the experience for visitors to the Australian Pavilion,” said Cherise. Cherise is currently completing a Certificate VI in Design and Diploma in Visual Arts Specialising in Surface Design, from the International School of Colour and Design. Media Release, 29 Mar 2012 Audrey Blackburn, Professional Public Relations

Womens Day breakfast oroptimist International Brisbane Water celebrated its fifth annual International Womens Day breakfast at the Reef Restaurant, Terrigal on Sunday March 11.

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Over 150 guests including Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill, Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein, Gosford mayor Cr Laurie, Gosford Cr Vicki Scott and Soroptimist International Region of NSW president Dr Anne Sheehan attended the breakfast. Gina Jeffreys, the guest speaker, talked about her experience in the country music industry, being a mother and running a

successful singing and performance school. She was also joined by her husband, Rod McCormack, who accompanied her in singing a song about a young girl who had befriended her; Funds raised from this event are going to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation that aims to improve the literacy of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated

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Dance program

new dance and mentoring program designed to inspire young people to come together and reach their full potential is about to launch across five areas on the Central Coast, including Erina.

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“Street Dreams is an innovative partnership between the Salvation Army and Musicians Making A Difference, and will give hundreds of young people an opportunity to learn and grow at free weekly Hip Hop dance and character building class,” said program manager Emma Brook. “Named ‘Street Dreams’

to signify street inspired Hip Hop dance culture combined with an environment in which all young people can follow their dreams, the program will be an exciting new approach to engaging, inspiring and educating young people,” she added. “The classes, which are endorsed by Australia’s Got Talent winners Justice Crew, will take place at five

Salvation Army venues, including the Oasis Centre Wyong, Tuggerah, Erina, Long Jetty and Umina. “Each class begins with the chance to connect and share about the week, and then the fun begins with music, inspiring dance and the teaching of new techniques. “Young people have the opportunity to take their

new skills further and to enter dance competitions, to perform at concerts, or be trained as facilitators. “Street Dreams has seen many of its participants make it into world class competitions in the US and as finalists on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance. “After the dance session finishes, the young people engage in positive games and tackle personal and social issues in a group environment. “The classes are offered free of charge so that the program embraces all who wish to attend. “Street Dreams is achieving outstanding results across other areas of Sydney, by creating a fun environment where everyone is accepted and treated with respect, teaching a form of dance that embraces all cultures, motivating participants to get fit and stay healthy and providing a chance to connect with other young people in a positive environment.” Two classes, one for Primary aged students and one for Secondary School students will commence in all five Central Coast areas from May 14 All youth aged between 8-17 can register as participants for Street Dreams Dance classes across the Central Coast, email info@mmad.org.au.

Youth Week 2012 SW Government funding will help young people in the Gosford Local Government Area (LGA) get involved in local events when NSW celebrates Youth Week 2012 from April 13 to 22.

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Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said funding has been provided to all local councils in NSW, including those in the Gosford Council region which received $3,382.50 of that funding. “Youth Week is a great way to acknowledge the creative and inspiring young people living in the Gosford area,” said Mr Holstein. “For people aged 12 to 25, it’s an opportunity to express their ideas, plan action on issues affecting their lives, and create their own entertainment. “This funding will support local councils to work together with young people to stage fun and thoughtprovoking events. “I encourage all young people in the Gosford LGA to get involved in Youth Week 2012 and make their voices heard.” Minister for Citizenship and Communities Mr Victor Dominello MP, the Minister responsible for youth affairs, said the theme of Youth Week 2012 was Imagine

Media release, 3 Apr 2012 Emma Brook, Programs Manager

Create Inspire. “Youth Week highlights the tremendous creativity and energy that young people bring to our community,” Mr Dominello said. “It is vital that older generations support young people to be active in community life and decisionmaking, because we all benefit from fresh ideas and diverse perspectives. “This year, every one of the 152 councils in NSW will share in a total of just over $260,000 to support local Youth Week events such as forums, debates, film festivals and music concerts. “The NSW Government is proud to help young people express themselves and take action through Youth Week, I can’t wait to see what they come up with this year.” Media Release, 20 Mar 2012 Chris Holstein, Member for Gosford

Where do you get it? Following is a list of all good outlets in the Gosford LGA where you can get a copy of Coast Community News Avoca Avoca Cinema Avoca Hotel Avoca Shops Avoca Surf Club Avoca Primary School Bottle Shop Service Station Bensville Bensville Shops Coast Christian School Copacabana Copacabana Shops Kiosk East Gosford East Gosford Cafes East Gosford Hotel East Gosford Olympic Pool East Gosford Shopping Centre Gosford Regional Gallery Gosford Sailing Club St Edward College High School St Josephs Girls College High School Erina Bob Jane Central Coast Adventist School Central Coast Grammar School Dulux Erina Fair Library Erina Leagues Club Erina Mall Fitness 2000 Fountain Plaza Jacks Bar and Grill McDonalds Red Rooster Shell Service Station Singos Meats Tarragal Glen Village The Bungalows

Woodport Inn Woodport Retirement village Green Point Aldi Broadlands Green Point Christian College Green Point Community Centre Green Point Village Mr Catering-Greenway cafe Gosford Anaconda Bite Me Take Away Caltex Service Centre Central Coast Leagues Club CRS Australia Ducks Crossing Publications Duttons Tavern Gateway Takeaway Gosford Bowls Club Gosford Court House Gosford High School Gosford Hospital Gosford Hotel Gosford Library Gosford Police Headquarters Gosford Senior Citizen Centre Gosford Showground Gosford Tafe Imperial Centre Monti’s Officeworks RSL Retirement Village and Community Centre Spotlight Tourism Information Centre West Gosford RSL Kariong Central Coast Regional Development Corporation Chemist Kariong Cafe

Kariong Liquor Store Kariong Neighbourhood Centre Kariong Supermarkets Kariong Tavern Langford Drive Service Station Mt Penang Tourist information Centre Shell Service Station

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Not for Profit Organisations Directory AACC Computer Club Inc. (33) www.aacc.asn.au Help with all Computing problems Program demos + Q&A sessions 7pm (Feb-Nov) - Narara Valley High School Fountains Road, Narara • 2nd Wed night of Month - Windows - Supper provided DAY Meetings – 9.30am (Feb – Nov) - East Gosford Progress Hall - 10 Henry Parry Drive (cnr Webb Rd) • 3rd Wednesday of month - Linux • 4th Thur of month Social Meeting + Windows 12.15pm (Feb – Nov) Afternoon tea provided 4362 1918 4324 2740 Point Clare Arts & Crafts (93/51) Wed - Adult Class Approaches to Visual Arts, supported by History of Art, to develop your own style Wed & Frid - Adults Bunka Embroid, Cards, Crotchet, Cross Stitch or bring your own $3/session Point Clare Community Hall 10am - 12noon 4325 5007

Central Coast Art Society (43) Bringing together artists and interested people for lectures, demonstrations and discussion. Weekly paint-outs each Tuesday at varying Central Coast locations 4349 5860 Workshops - 4363 1820 9.30am to 12.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month and Social Meetings 1.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Gosford City Arts Centre, for a demo by Guest artist 4325 1420 publicity@artcentralcoast. asn.au PO Box 4168, East Gosford 2250 Central Coast Concert Band (28) Meets every Tuesday 7:15pm till 9:30pm new members always welcome. Community playouts with four concerts a year at Laycock St Theatre. 0407 894 560 or 0411 272 640 Central Coast Family History Society Inc. (39) All the resources, information and advice needed to study your family’s history are available through the Society. Visit the Society’s Research Centre at 8 Russell Drysdale St, East Gosford, our website at w w w. c e n t r a l c o a s t f h s . org.au Monthly meetings are held on 1st Saturday of each month at 1pm in the Lions Community Hall, behind the Society’s Research Centre. Visitors welcome 4324 5164

The Australian Conservation Foundation - Central Coast Branch (28) holds their meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7pm Discussions are focussed on local, state and national environmental issues. The Branch writes submissions, assists at stalls at local events, attends workshops and seminars and lobbys politicians. Location: 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre, cnr Albany St North and Henry Wheeler Place, Gosford. john.wiggin@acf. Central Coast ccoast.org Handweavers, PO Box 547, Woy Spinners and Textile Woy NSW 2256 Arts Guild Inc (28) 4323 1843 Spinning and weaving, patchwork and quilting Brisbane Water felting and other fibre and Historical Society fabric crafts - Workshops (46) and Community quiting • Coach tours bees • School educational Day and Night Groups tours www.centralcoasthsguild. • Coach tours for org.au members 4325 4743 • Annual Street Stalls • Participation in History Coastal Heritage Week Communicators Celebration Toastmasters Club Margaret Pearce (41) 4325 2270 Are you looking for a

club that can help you develop confidence by improving your speaking skills - a friendly club that makes fun and encouragement a part of the learning? Whether in the workforce or retired, Coastal Communicators caters for everyone’s needs. Our aim is to help you reach your goal. Meetings are entertaining and educational with an enthusiastic and supportive membership. This club meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays in the Avoca Beach Bowling Club at 11am. 4341 6843 jancummings@y7mail. com Fellowship of First Fleeters Central Coast Chapter (88/48) Anyone interested in early history or early family histories are welcome to attend our meetings. You don’t need to be a First Fleeter to attend. Meetings at Wyong RSL Club on second Saturday each month at 10:30am Call Jon on 4323 1849 Gosford Business Improvement District Inc (33) GBID’s aim is to make Gosford a safer, cleaner, commercially vibrant, attractive regional city. We achieve this through regular festivals and events, monthly markets, beautification and business retention projects. Gosford City Markets held second Saturday of each month, seasonal events throughout the year 200 Mann Street Gosford info@gosford.com.au 4322 7726

Gosford RSL Sub-Branch Women’s Auxiliary (28) Invitation to women over 18 years to Join our organisation We raise money for the welfare of veterans and their families in our district RSL Club West Gosford 4th Mon of the month 2pm 4323 7336 Indoor Bowls Mixed Social (28/52) Central Coast Leagues Club 5 sessions weekly New Players welcome 4363 2360 or 43686811 Inner Wheel club of Gosford North (92/51) Women making a difference with friendship, personal service and international understanding. Many social activities combined with fund raising for local, national and international projects New members very welcome 2nd Wed each month 7pm Phillip House Kariong gosfordnorthiw@live.com. au 4324 7176

Come along and hear interesting guest speakers, make new friends and join us in our social activities. Meetings start at 10am 3rd Monday of each month Avoca Beach Bowling Club 4368 6157 or 4384 3741 Probus Club North Gosford (38) New and older retirees who seek companionship and intellectual stimulus, fun and fellowship through outings such as walking, bus trips, indoor bowls, theatre attendances are invited to join the above club. 4th Tuesday Monthly Central Coast Leagues Club 10am 4324 2493 4365 4208 Probus Club West Gosford (47) Our mixed friendly club welcomes retired or semi retired people. Enjoy friendships, lunches, outings, trips etc with our group. New members very welcome. 2nd Thursday of every month Narara Community Centre 2 Pandala Rd Narara 10am 4362 7227

Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre (49) • Personal development Rotary Club of • Community Garden Kariong/Somersby • Counselling (309) • Meditation This international service • Support Groups club exists to improve lives • Friendship Groups of communities in Australia • Music and Movement and other countries. Why for under 5 not join us for fun-filled • Rooms for hire activities, fellowship and 4363 1044 friendship. We meet for breakfast at Meals on Wheels (46) Phillip House 21 old Mount Delivered meals and Penang Road (opp Shell) flexible food options for Fridays 7:15am people with a functional Gosford City 4340 4529 disability Toastmasters (38) kersuebay@philliphouse. 4382 9401 Providing a supportive com.au and positive learning Probus Club of Avoca environment to enable Soundwaves (90/50) Beach (43) individuals to develop Men’s acapella 4 part Men and Women are oral communication and harmony chorus - for men always welcome. leadership skills. of all ages, all welcome Second and fourth Thursday of each month, Gosford Bowling Club. 4340 1929 emcloon@bigpond.net.au

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$100,000 for night time attraction at wildlife park he Australia Wa l k a b o u t Wildlife Park has received $100,000 in funding as part of the NSW Government’s $5 million Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program.

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Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said the new funding would enable the Walkabout Wildlife Park to build visitor accommodation for a night time bush experience with an after-dark tour and wildlife encounters, an introduction to Aboriginal astronomy and Dreamtime story-telling. “I am delighted to announce that Destination NSW has awarded Australia Walkabout

Wildlife Park funding of $100,000 to develop a new night time visitor attraction. “The funding will go towards new Eco cabins so that visitors can stay overnight for an unforgettable bush wildlife and stargazing experience. “This is great for local tourism and it confirms that the Central Coast also offers some great activities for tourists, as well as outstanding natural beauty. “This is another great boost for our community as it is in addition to the $165,000 awarded by the NSW Government in January for local tourism projects in the Gosford area,” Mr Holstein said. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Mr George Souris said Destination NSW

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has awarded a total of $1.75 million under Stream 2 of the Program which would see funding provided to sixteen tourism businesses across NSW to expand their visitor attractions. “Supporting great ideas from local tourism businesses is important to the NSW Government’s mission of growing regional tourism and increasing the numbers of overnight visitors to the State,” Mr Souris said. “The value of tourism on the Central Coast is $668 million per annum and is a critical part of boosting the Central Coast and NSW economy. Media Release, 1 Mar 2012 Chris Holstein, Member for Gosford

Dance studios opened rts Minister Simon Crean joined Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill to officially open new dance studios at the NAISDA (National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association) Dance College in Kariong on Thursday, March 29.

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The new buildings are part of a $5 million Federal Government project to support quality dance training and improve the facilities for the next generation of indigenous dancers and choreographers. Mr Crean said NAISDA had been delivering training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance to young indigenous people since it was established in Redfern in 1975. “The three new purposebuilt dance studios, student break-out space and costume making facility will give indigenous dance students seeking careers in the industry an opportunity to shine,” Mr Crean said. “The students now have access to modern facilities with more space to create, rehearse and perform their craft.

“This means a better learning experience for students and new opportunities for teachers to help develop the next generation of talented performers on stage and artists backstage. “Since its humble beginnings as a dance workshop in Redfern in the 1970s, NAISDA has produced a number of notable graduates, including Christine Anu, Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Stephen Page, choreographer Frances Rings as well as six dancers. “NAISDA is at the fore of the creative arts training in Australia, which make an incredibly valuable contribution to Australia’s cultural identity.” Ms O’Neill said the new facilities were a great addition to the iconic college. “NAISDA provides young

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“We will be expanding the concept with Mad Hatter promoting specials in the City Centre and a separate event where the Mad Hatters Tea Party meets the Gosford City Markets,” said event manager Paul Brasch. “We are putting a lot of planning into this event, hiring in special rides and trying to do a “pick me up” for the retailers in the city centre who are doing it tough,” added Mr Brasch. “At 10am on the day, the Mad Hatter will whirl through Kibble Park and call the children to meet at the William St Mall stage.

dancing at the Mad Hatters Mosh Disco and we will have fun games to play. “There will be free rides for kids to enjoy and tasty treats at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. “While you are in Kibble Park, feel free to take a look at the variety of market stalls featuring fresh produce, pastry treats, wines, honey, tasty treats, arts, crafts, homewares and much, more.” Media release, 4 Apr 2012 Paul Brasch, Gosford Business Improvement District Inc

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Satali is Australian boxing champion again

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mina PCYC boxing student, Satali TeviFuimaono has returned from the National Amateur Boxing Titles in Tasmania, held in the first week of February, with his second Australian gold medal and his eyes firmly fixed on the World Championships in Kansas later in the year.

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The 14-year-old was the youngest boxer in the Under-16 age group, however, his march toward the 63kg (junior welterweight) belt could not be stopped, said Satali’s coach Mr Joel Keegan who is also the PCYC Boxing director. “Matched in the semifinal against defending champion Luke Pilarinos from Victoria, TeviFuimaono put on a great display of tactical boxing to beat his highly credentialed opponent,” said Mr Keegan. Pilarinos was trained by former world champion Barry Michael and has just returned from last year’s World Championships in Kazakhstan. Mr Keegan said he was widely expected to be too much for the young Umina boxer but Tevi-Fuimaono was undeterred. “This bout in particular proves the maturity of Satali,” he said. “He goes up against a kid he knows has runs on the board, but still fights smarter than him. “Skill is one thing, but to be so switched on is impressive,” he said. The final brought Honi Hone, Queensland’s hot prospect and a convincing semi-final winner, up to the plate. “The bout looked like it might have been one of the most memorable of

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Sydney Major League Game 1 he Central Coast Marlins were 1 nil up in the first Grade Sydney Major League Championship series after a tough see sawing battle with the Vikings, winning 5–4 in the bottom of the tenth at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday, March 24.

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Australia and Iraq U23's Line Up at Bluetongue

he Qantas Australian U23s have completed their AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games campaign with a scoreless draw against the Iraq U23s at Bluetongue Stadium on Wednesday, March 14.

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the tournament,” said Mr Keegan. Te v i - F u i m a o n o took the fight from the Queenslander right away by shooting out to a 7-0 lead at the completion of the first round. With a final score of 143, it was the widest margin of the tournament for all junior bouts. “It’s always good to see Satali put the foot down and put up a score on a weekend when most boxers struggled to score effectively,” said Mr Keegan. Plans for Tevi-Fuimaono to take on the world’s best in Kansas, USA, later in the year are in full swing and Umina PCYC boxing coach said he was optimistic. “No Australian boxer has ever won the Ringside World Championships, but I’d like to think Satali would give it a real shake. “His combination of skill and power, dedication and

desire make him a special 14-year-old. “Having said that, Kansas is full of kids like Satali, and we are fully aware of just how tough the assignment will be.” Key to Tevi-Fuimaono’s preparation will be his participation in the inaugural Australian Fitness and Health EXPO Invitational Titles at Darling Harbour in April. “This will be a very prestigious event, and to be extended one of the few invites as a junior boxer is wonderful recognition of his hard work and promise,” said Mr Keegan. The recognition continues with TeviFuimaono’s placement in a series of television commercials promoting the PCYC’s 75th anniversary. Tevi-Fuimaono was chosen on the back of being awarded Young Achiever of the Year 2011 throughout all PCYC’s in NSW.

Efforts to improve Bluetongue Stadium by Kaitlin Watts

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osford Council has hired a sports turf consultant in an effort to improve the playing surface at Bluetongue Stadium. Council issued a response to an article written by Julia de Meyrick in football publication Four Four Two on February 22, stating that Bluetongue Stadium was the “worst pitch in the A-league”. Ms de Meyrick said the

pitch was in an “appalling state” and Gosford Council “apparently [have] scant regard for the needs of their only permanent tenant [Central Coast Mariners]”. Gosford Council’s open space and leisure services manager Mr Phil Moore said Council was always striving to have the best playing surface possible on Bluetongue stadium. “As this is a community facility, we don’t have the option of high cost turf replacement that other

stadiums have. “An independent specialist consultant in sports turf has been engaged and we are utilising their experience to assist in constantly improving the playing surface through reviewing all the practices associated with it. “We are aiming to provide the best surface possible for all users of the facility, including the Central Coast Mariners,” said Mr Moore.

On a balmy night at the picturesque bayside arena, an experimental and developmental Qantas Australian U23s outfit couldn’t quite manage to get the better of their rivals who proved to be stubborn opposition. While both teams strung together some neat build up play through midfield, neither side could find the killer pass or strike on goal. The Qantas Australian U23s goalkeeper, Mark Birighitti, and the Iraqi goalkeeper, Jalal Hassan Hachim, had relatively trouble-free matches with much of the contest played out in midfield. The game had a lively opening with chances arriving at both ends in the first ten minutes of play. In the fifth minute, Iraq could, and perhaps should

have capitalised on a defensive error by Australia, while soon after midfielder Mustafa Amini nearly opened the door for Chris Harold. Amini’s pass was just a little too strong for Harold who worked tirelessly upfront throughout the match. Kept at bay by the new Qantas Australian U23s pairing of Brendan Hamill and Zac Anderson, the Iraq U23s were forced to shoot from range and they did so in the 17th minute. Birighitti, however, watched the shot from Ahmed Yaseen fly high of his crossbar. Chris Harold’s pace was proving a menace for the Iraqi backline and his good work drew a foul in the 36th minute of play following a pass from captain Ben Kantarovski. Unfortunately for Vidmar’s men, Dimitrios Petratos’ resulting free kick failed to trouble Hassan Hachim. Perhaps the best chance of the game came just two minutes before referee Yuichi Nishimura’s half-time whistle. Ammar Abdulhussein Ahmed fired a venomous

shot at goal, however, was thwarted by an alert Birighitti who sprung into action to save the goal bound effort. The second stanza was close to a carbon copy of the first, with both teams struggling to create many clear-cut opportunities to break the deadlock. For Qantas Australian U23s, substitute Tomas Rogic and Harold both unleashed efforts from low percentage areas but couldn’t quite force Hassan Hachim into a meaningful save, while Abdulhussein Ahmed whisked a low, curling shot past the woodwork on in the 67th minute. Unfortunately for the 2071 fans that had made the trek to Central Coast Stadium, there were no goals to witness, with referee Nishimura calling time on the game after four minutes of added play. Qantas Australian U23 head coach Aurelio Vidmar said he was pleased with the effort of his players considering the limited preparation. “I thought there were some really strong performances from our goalkeeper, back four, central midfielders tonight.

“Chris Harold also did quite a good job under very tough circumstances. “It was never going to be an easy match. “So considering we had only two light sessions and it was the first time this group had played together I thought we did a decent

job,” concluded Vidmar. However, in the final analysis, the Australian team failed to score a goal throughout the entire campaign and therefore did not win a match. Unlike the Women’s team, the Olyroos have not qualified for the 2012

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Olympics. Issues over the availability of players to be selected for the squad have been partly blamed for this failure and it is expected that the FFA will hold an internal enquiry to decide on how to improve on this result in future Olympic qualification campaigns.

Judo club secures international medals by Pete Acciari

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our Kido Mingara Judo Academy members brought back medals from the Queensland International Open Judo Championships held in Brisbane recently. Liam Yokoyama, 16, in his U20 junior male division showed his solid judo skills over his opponents dominating the U60kg division by winning gold. In the senior men division, he found the going tougher but impressed his coaches by powering through with his fast ashi [foot] techniques that opened opponents for

his big throws to securing a bronze. Melinda Brown was placed in the 52kg Junior Women U20 category, and had a challenging time with some difficult judging decisions but her solid groundwork and command of submission techniques secured her a bronze medal. Caroline Hain, after an injury break, re-entered the competition side of Judo with a strong showing against some solid opponents. Her winning comeback in the 48kg junior women was only stopped in the finals, having to settle for silver. In the cadet division, she managed a bronze being

edged out on the diaz by her club mate, Angelina. Angelina Yokoyama just moved up from the girl divisions and did a fantastic job to secure a silver in the 48kg cadets. The 15-year-old then backed up in the U20 junior women with a bronze. With their already accumulated selection points Liam Yokoyama as well as his sister Angelina, joined by Caroline Hain and Melinda Brown have all been selected on the National team to compete at the Oceania Championship in Cairns in April this year.

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Marlins win

ABL Rookie of the Year and Sydney Blue Sox pitcher, Aiden Francis started on the mound for the minor premiers, Central Coast. The Vikings started with the hero from game two of the preliminary final, Andrew Cooke, who was looking for a repeat performance in game one of the Championship series. Marlins knocked in a run early in the bottom of the first to take a 1 – 0 lead. This was wiped away immediately by the Vikings as they squared the ledger in the top half of the second innings. In the bottom half of the second innings, the Marlins found themselves with bases loaded and one out thanks to a single from Harrison and a hit by pitch followed by a walk. A sac fly from lead off Howe saw the Marlins dive back into the lead. The minor premiers didn’t have the lead for long at all as Vikings stalwart Kingman knocked in a run and we had a tied ball game again after three innings. In the fifth, the Vikings took their first lead of the game thanks to top half of the batting order. D’Antonio double, Southam and Holland singled to score D’Antonio and the Vikings lead 3 – 2. The seventh inning saw

the Marlins pounce on a tired Cooke as he was moved from the mound after a solid performance. Mitch Simon was brought on for the Vikings and he minimised the damage but two runs crossed the plate giving the lead back to the Marlins. Francis on the mound came into the top of the ninth needing three outs to give the Marlins a one-nil lead in the series. He fell just short of throwing a complete nine innings, throwing eight 2/3 innings allowing seven hits and four runs with seven strikeouts. Vikings dug deep in the top of the ninth putting pressure on the Marlins defence. The pressure paid off as the Vikings tied the ball game in the top of the ninth. Simon ensured the game would go into extras with some great pitching in the bottom of the ninth. Vikings couldn’t make a

dent in the scoreboard in the top of the tenth leaving the door open for the Marlins to wrap up the game. Central Coast took the opportunity thanks to a single to Campbell, then two intentional walks (Moanoroa and Maat) saw the Marlins with loaded bases and none out. Dan Smith put up a sac fly for Campbell to cross the plate and gave the Marlins a 5 – 4 victory and the allimportant game one of the series. The Vikings will need to pull out all stops to push the game into a decider on the back of Brad Thomas who should start for the Vikings. On the other hand, the minor premiers will be looking to wrap up the series with a second victory in game 2.

Game 2 entral Coast Marlins defeated Canterbury Vikings 6-0 on Sunday,

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March 25, to claim the Sydney Major League 1st grade title. Game Two saw tight

pitching early between Vikings’ major leaguer Brad Thomas and Marlins’ Olympian Craig Anderson. Marlins took the lead 1-0 in the top of the fifth inning

when Moko Moanaroa scored Michael Campbell. The pitching duel continued into the eighth inning, when Marlins scored another run to lead 2-0 off a Vikings mistake. With a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning, Marlins loaded the bases and got a bases clearing 3rd double from Moanaroa to see the Marlins extend their lead to 5-0. Dan Smith the doubled to score Moanaroa and take a 6-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth. Anderson, who pitched 8.1 scoreless innings of brilliant baseball, was relieved by brother Paul, who closed out the match to spark wild celebrations. The Marlins won their first ever SML 1st grade title with the victory, their 16th consecutive win to finish out the season. After winning Game One the night before 5-4, the win wrapped up the 2-0 series victory. Pitcher Craig Anderson was name Grand final series MVP with his outing.

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Two storey building for Gosford Rugby Club

Gosford wins at Bicycle Achievement Awards osford Council has been recognised for its excellence in cycling initiatives by receiving the Local Government Achievement Award at the 10th Australian Bicycle Achievement Awards.

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Award winners were recognised at a ceremony in Canberra attended by Federal Parliamentarians and representatives from a number of national organisations. Mayor of Gosford Cr Laurie Maher said that there had been a continued push to improve shared pedestrian-cycle paths and the cycling program throughout the Gosford Local Government Area (LGA). “Council has made a real effort in promoting cycling as an alternative mode of

osford Council has resolved to waive development application fees for the proposed construction of a two storey building on the southern side of the sporting field at Gosford Showground for the Gosford Rugby Club.

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On February 7, 2006, Council resolved to waive development application fees for the construction of the sportsground and facilities. A DA was approved in 2007 for the sports field,

flood lighting and a single storey dressing room and amenities building at the eastern end of the field. The club has since written to Council advising that it now proposes to modify the single storey dressing room

and amenities approved by Council to a two storey building and to relocate the building from the eastern side of the field to the Southern side of the field. Gosford Council Agenda MM.3, 27 Mar 2012

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transport through a number of great initiatives. “We currently have a network of 68km of shared path-cycleways in the Gosford LGA with another 195km planned. “Over the last 12 months we have run free cycling courses to build people’s confidence, skill and knowledge of riding and also encouraged them to utilise our picturesque cycleway network. “Raising people’s awareness of the social and health benefits of cycling has also been a major focus

of our programs. “We have held a free bicycle film festival, a number of school programs as well as free workshops and information days. “It is a great honour to have our work recognised by a national award,” said Cr Maher. The 10 Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards recognised programs and initiatives that are encouraging all Australians to ride their bikes. Media Release, 27 Mar 2012 Gosford Council Media

Students awarded for excellence in cricket tudents from Green Point Christian College representing the Kincumber-Avoca Junior Cricket Club received several trophies on Wednesday, March 28.

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The team received awards for areas including team bowling, the Central Coast district award for bowling (most wickets

taken) in the U16s category and C grades respectively. The team also received a service award for playing U10s to U16s.

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Badminton academy at Niagara Park

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new badminton academy will hold a daytime course for adult beginners at Niagara Park Youth Centre from Tuesday, April 24.

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The Central Coast Badminton Academy eight week course is designed to take beginners and provide them with the badminton skills to enjoy playing games, and is being run by experienced coaches. At the same time, they will obtain exercise while having fun and friendship. “There has not been any daytime badminton available on the Central Coast before and we believe there are many shift

workers, mums and others who cannot get out at night and who would love to get some exercise and have fun doing it.” ,said CCBA coach Alan Monroe. “Our motto is ‘Learn a Skill, Have Fun, Get Fit, Meet People’, and coming to play badminton is a great way of doing just that. CCBA will be running more advanced courses during the year and also starting a daytime competition, which will be

open to all to join. Alan Monroe has been a coach for over 30 years, with Level two coaching qualifications, and has worked with State squads in two states. He is currently vice president of Badminton NSW and is a coach instructor. Media Release, 26 Mar 2012 Alan Monroe, CCBA

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Council will provide traffic control and waive fees associated with the use of Bluetongue Stadium, as part of its support. The route for the parade is yet to be finalised, but will culminate in a presentation ceremony at the Council Administration Building on Mann St, Gosford. Email, 3 Apr 2012 Gosford Council Media

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Mariners draw with Korean champions

entral Coast Mariners have recorded a 1-all draw with Korean side Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma in the AFC Champions League Group G clash at Central Coast Stadium on Tuesday, April 3, despite playing the majority of the second half a man down after Josh Rose was sent off.

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Rose was dismissed in the 62nd minute for a challenge inside the penalty box. Tricky Brazilian Hevertinho stepped up to take the penalty for Seongnam but failed to convert when he struck the cross bar. A poacher’s goal from Mariners forward Adam Kwasnik in the 50th minute was cancelled out by Seongnam striker Everton dos Santos just seven minutes later, as both teams were forced to share the spoils. On loan striker John Sutton looked the most likely to find a way through the Seongnam defence in the first half. His first sight on goal came in the 16th minute when he sent a long-range shot over the bar. Sutton’s next attempt proved to be the best chance of the first half from either side. Some fancy footwork

from the Mariners marksman turned the Seongnam defence inside out and his right footed shot sailed just wide of the goal, leaving Seongnam goal keeper Ha Kang Jin rooted to the spot. Seongnam’s Heverton Duraes Coutinho Alves had his sides’ best chance of the opening half, but he failed to hit the target after he climbing highest and earning himself an attempt on goal. As the half went on, both sides settled and began to play more enterprising football. However, neither team was able to capitalise despite several strong opportunities and the two combatants went to half time with the score still tied at nil-all. The Mariners came out looking the more aggressive of the two sides to begin the second half and had Seongnam on the back foot early. The yellow and navy

came close to scoring barely a minute into the half, but Kwasnik’s curling rightfooted shot was denied by the goal post. As the pace quickened, both sides became vulnerable to counter attacks and it was Kwasnik who drew first blood for the Mariners. Kwasnik opened the scoring after Seongnam goalkeeper Kang Jin was unable to control a strike from veteran Mariners attacker Daniel McBreen. The ball then fell to the feet of the ever-present Kwasnik who tapped the ball into the back of the net to send the crowd of just over 5000 into a frenzy. The Mariners’ celebrations were short lived, however, as Seongnam wasted little time levelling the score at one goal apiece. Everton found himself with plenty of room to move inside the Mariners penalty area and coolly slotted

the ball passed Mariners custodian Mat Ryan. After Rose was sent off the momentum was firmly in favour of the visitors, however, Seongnam was unable to capitalise on their numbers advantage and had to settle for a draw. Striker Vladimir Jovanovic missed a golden opportunity to give the away side the lead in the 77th minute when he inexplicably sent his strike out of the stadium from six yards out. The Mariners almost managed to steal all three points in the 87th minute after Sutton launched a header straight at Kang Jin forcing a great reaction save from the Seongnam stopper. The result saw the Mariners sitting equal with Seongnam on three points in Group G of the AFC Champions League. oth sides have recorded three draws from as many games. Post-match, Mariners head coach Graham Arnold praised his charges performance and outlined his teams ambition to make the second round of the 2012 AFC Champions League.

“I can’t be prouder of the boys,” Arnold said. “The effort that we put in was incredible, and was made even tougher with the send off, so 10 men.” “We stuck with a fourthree-two and we went for the win because we wanted obviously to try and get the three points. “The second round of the ACL, that’s our next goal as well as obviously the semifinal series. “We have a huge respect for the Asian Champions League and we have a responsibility to perform not only for the A-League but for the whole of Australia,” he concluded. Match Details Central Coast Mariners 1 (Kwasnik 50’) Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1 (Everton 57’) Central Coast Mariners: 1. Mathew RYAN (Gk), 2. Daniel MCBREEN (21. Sam GALLAGHER 67’), 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY (12. Troy HEARFIELD 72’), 18. Alex WILKINSON (C), 19. John SUTTON, 23. Adam

KWASNIK (9. Bernie IBINI 78’) Subs not used: 10. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Tomas ROGIC, 20. Justin PASFIELD (Gk) Yellow Cards: None Red Cards: ROSE 62’ Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma: 1. Ha KANG JIN (Gk), 3. Young SUN, 6. Park JIN PO, 9. EVERTON, 10. Vladimir JOVANCIC, 11. SANGWUN (22. Jeon SUNGCHAN 57’), 14. Yoon BIT GA RAM (8. Kim SUNG JOON 85’), 16. Kim SUNGWHAN (C), 19. Namkung WOONG (12. Hong CHUL 46’), 20. HEVERTINHO, 35. Lim JONG EUN Subs not used: 5. Lee JAE KWANG, 18. Lee CHANGHOON, 21. Joeng SAN (Gk), 27. Sim JAEMYUNG Yellow Cards: JONG EUN 66’ Red Cards: None Referee: Kovalenko VALENTIN (Uzbekistan) Crowd: 5,018 Media release, 3 Apr 2012 Media Relations, Central Coast Mariners


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