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The Landing Debate continues

An artist’s impression of The Landing Photo: Central Coast Regional Development Corporation

Council reaffirms support osford Council has resolved to reiterate its continued support for all projects associated with the Gosford Challenge and to continue to work closely with the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation to ensure The Landing is a success.


A Mayoral Minute was starred at Council’s meeting of Tuesday, June 26, following an article titled “Landing Sunk?” that appeared in the Gosford edition of the Central Coast Express Advocate on Friday, June 22. Council’s staff report

stated that recent articles in the media regarding the Landing development did not accurately reflect the unwavering support being given by Gosford Council and the NSW Government. “The development of the Masterplan for The Landing is built on the


foundation of strong community consultation process through the Gosford Challenge, and is a component of the holistic approach being taken to ensure the regeneration of the whole Gosford CBD including the waterfront precinct.

“The outcomes and expectations put forward by the community during this process have been the driving force behind the creation of this Masterplan for The Landing. “The Landing will be the catalyst for the redevelopment of greater Gosford City, attracting further investment and creating significant economic activity for the wider Central Coast area.

“The combination of community and commercial infrastructure will provide a balanced community hub that re-connects the city to the waterfront,” stated the report. “The commercial aspects of the Masterplan have been designed to provide maximum benefit to the community economically, while creating a community space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to

Gosford. “It is anticipated that over 4000 jobs will be created within the Gosford Region as a direct result of The Landing development, with initial building works also creating significant work for local tradespeople, contractors and suppliers.” Gosford Council Agenda MM.8, 26 Jun 2012

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Gosford LGA emergency services directory

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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


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

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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 Family Drug Support 1300 368 186

G-Line Telephone Counsel 1800 633 635 Gamblers Anonymous 9564 1574 Alcoholics Anonymous 4323 3890 Narcotics Anonymous 4325 0524 Quitline 131 848

Welfare Services 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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Chamber calls for Woy Woy Rd review Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has called on Gosford Council to reconsider the alignment of Woy Woy Rd at Bulls Hill amid fears that work on Woy Woy Rd will coincide with the reconstruction of the West Gosford intersection. “The business community, commuters and residents can’t afford to have Woy Woy Rd closed and the West Gosford intersection carved up at the same time,” said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales. “We are hoping that both the State Government, who are funding the project, and Gosford Council, who will manage the project, will see the logic of reviewing the current process and timing. “Otherwise we can all expect chaos on our major entry roads to the Peninsula,” said Mr Wales. “The Chamber has strongly urged the Council to reconsider the alternative road alignment through the National Park and the old Nichols Quarry so that the existing carriageway can remain open while the new underpass and road deviation are under construction. “To date, Council has chosen to push on with the design and costing of the adopted Woy Woy Rd scheme which is estimated to cost $67 million in total. “The current adopted scheme for Woy Woy Rd is likely to see the closure of the road for at least 12 months as it proposes the duplication of Bulls Hill with two lanes in both direction. “This will involve major road works with significant excavation of the Bulls Hill escarpment.” Mr Wales said that, while the Chamber welcomed the announcement of $17 million to be spent on the West Gosford intersection, it was concerned about the timing of the project. “Roads and Maritime Services has advised the Chamber that the property acquisition process and demolition works at the West Gosford intersection should be well advanced by mid-2013 and we would imagine this phase of the project should be completed by early

2014. “This would indicate that, funding permitted, road construction works could be underway later next year. “This is similar timing to the proposed Woy Woy Rd rail underpass and Bulls Hill reconstruction which the State Government committed to completing the first phase by 20142015. “The Chamber has been advised that the RMS did not favour the Option 8 proposal because of the difficulty of gaining the necessary approvals through the Brisbane Water National Park. “It is our view that due to the cost and logistics of duplicating the Bulls Hill carriageway, the Option 8 proposal should at least be reviewed so that an up-to-date assessment can be made. “The Chamber has since been advised that the cost to undertake the design investigations for the rail underpass could now be as much as $3M with the current $1M allocation from the State Government being insufficient to complete these works. “Further, the cost to construct the rail underpass alone is estimated at $35M. “Whilst the Chamber supports the project in principle, the cost/benefit would have to be questionable at these estiamted rates”. Media Release, 14 Jun 2012 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

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yong will host the Championship Division of the State age netball titles for the first time from Saturday, June 30, to Monday, July 2, thanks to the joint efforts of Wyong Netball Association and Wyong Shire Council.

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Riding school ‘not at capacity’ Bensville Riding School director Ms Chantelle Allaries has rejected a claim by a competing business that her riding school was “operating to capacity”. The claim was made in a development application for another riding school in the area. “This is absolutely false and misleading and is an allegation put forward by the applicants as

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part of their submission,” said Ms Allaries. “The potential for damage to my business is already evident with four current clients already questioning availability for lessons for their friend’s children. “My riding school has operated for over 20 years and we pride ourselves in our continuing high standards of riding tuition and safety. “Many students are competing

at state and national level with many successes for riders and horses trained at my facilities. “We have many discounts and deals for students to enable many children to experience horse activities,” said Ms Allaries. Peninsula News incorrectly attributed the claim to council staff in an article in its June 11 edition, “Council supports horse riding school”. While the claim was contained

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Mayor Cr Bob Graham described this as a major coup for Wyong and said Council was proud to support the Netball NSW State Age Championships with funds from its sporting sponsorship program. “The Championships are expected to provide a huge financial boost for the region with over 4030 netballers and spectators at Baker Park in Wyong alone. “All of these visitors bring dollars to this region, not to mention that these kinds of events provide for sporting opportunities and generate community pride. “I congratulate Wyong Netball Association on their great work in attracting this event to the area,” said Cr Graham. Wyong Netball

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osford Council has resolved to reiterate its continued support for all projects associated with the Gosford Challenge and to continue to work closely with the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation to ensure The Landing is a success.

A Mayoral Minute was starred at Council’s meeting of Tuesday, June 26, following an article titled “Landing Sunk?” that appeared in the Gosford edition of the Central Coast Express Advocate on Friday, June 22. Council’s staff report

stated that recent articles in the media regarding the Landing development did not accurately reflect the unwavering support being given by Gosford Council and the NSW Government. “The development of the Masterplan for The Landing is built on the


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Association’s Christine Miles said the association was “really thrilled” to be holding this event. “The State Age Championships are the single largest sporting event held in the southern hemisphere every year. “We thank Wyong Shire Council for their support in helping us to secure this event,” Ms Miles said. Wyong Shire Council and the Wyong Netball Association have worked together for a number of years to invest in the netball facilities at Baker Park in order to win the prestigious sports event for the area. Six new courts have been built, other courts have been resurfaced, netball posts repaired and replaced and the car park improved. “Winning this event took much preparation and is a great example of how Council is able to work with local sports group like Wyong Netball Association to improve facilities and provide more opportunities to participate in sport,” Cr Graham said. “Sport is close to my heart, and this is what good sports development is all about.”



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foundation of strong community consultation process through the Gosford Challenge, and is a component of the holistic approach being taken to ensure the regeneration of the whole Gosford CBD including the waterfront precinct.

“The outcomes and expectations put forward by the community during this process have been the driving force behind the creation of this Masterplan for The Landing. “The Landing will be the catalyst for the redevelopment of greater Gosford City, attracting further investment and creating significant economic activity for the wider Central Coast area.

“The combination of community and commercial infrastructure will provide a balanced community hub that re-connects the city to the waterfront,” stated the report. “The commercial aspects of the Masterplan have been designed to provide maximum benefit to the community economically, while creating a community space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to

Gosford. “It is anticipated that over 4000 jobs will be created within the Gosford Region as a direct result of The Landing development, with initial building works also creating significant work for local tradespeople, contractors and suppliers.” Gosford Council Agenda MM.8, 26 Jun 2012

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Freewater doesn’t support Landing G

osford Cr Peter Freewater was the only councillor to not support mayor Cr Laurie Maher’s mayoral minute regarding support for The Landing on Tuesday, June 26.

Cr Freewater said that although he was “very supportive of revitalising Gosford and doing something positive to create employment opportunities”, he felt the plan had been “completely corrupted in subsequent plans produced by the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation”. “I am supportive of some of the items in Stage 1 of The Landing proposal but not everything,” said Cr Freewater. “I am appalled that they know that the current proposal will definitely turn Dane Dr, the major route through Gosford, into a virtual car park, yet this is alright because it will “force Roads and Maritime (formally RTA) to come up with a solution. “Are they mad?” Cr Freewater said he was also concerned with the manner in which heritage issues had been overlooked and inadequately dealt with

in the proposal, threatening the integrity of a number of significant items. “This complete disrespect for all that is ‘old’ has become a theme for supporters of the Landing,” he said. “It hardly seems appropriate to propose a Heritage Impact Statement after a decision has been taken to destroy the heritage value of a set of items or a precinct. “The State Significance Site (SSS) Study (sounds like something from Nazi Germany) provided to the Minister states that no heritage items will be affected. “This statement is clearly false.” Cr Freewater said he was concerned about a number of memorial established in Gosford Park, which was created and dedicated for public recreation in 188687. He said the site was one of the first heritage items

listed in the Gosford LGA. “These monuments are a part of the Park on which Anzac Day ceremonies have been continuously held since their dedication. “It is an infringement of the principles of the Burra Charter to separate the monuments from their location. “The claim to Minister Hazzard that the Heritage items are thereby intact is erroneous and misleading. “The proposed sitting of the items in the concept drawings displays the Cenotaph and Boer War Memorial in the parkland in front of the theatre, being walked around and over as a community space. “It would seem this is not the equivalent of the dedicated memorial site they now have and fails to respect the intention of a Cenotaph as a memorial or tomb from which the body is absent, a solemn monument of remembrance. “No mention is made of

other memorials or the tree memorial planted to honour Sister Sumner. “The proposed entertainment site stands in stark contrast to the dignified and solemn setting of the War Memorial Park. “The intention of the community in establishing these memorials specifically to respect the sacrifices made in a series of conflicts can be read in all the newspaper references when funds were being raised, and the memorials planned and dedicated. “I’m not against progress, but I am against trashing our heritage. “Ultimately, it will be our heritage that will be our saving grace. “In this, I also include our natural heritage, our indigenous heritage, our maritime heritage. “Our wealth of heritage can be used to create sustainable tourism jobs. “These are hard economic times, which will continue for many years to come. “People are spending less and travelling less.

“We are perfectly situated between Sydney and Newcastle and have the Hunter Valley right behind us. “We could be the perfect weekend destination if we just took advantage of our wealth of heritage. “We have the nature parks, the wildlife reserves, pristine beaches, waterfalls and lakes. “We have the history and the rock art. “This is the low hanging fruit that we should be capitalising on. “We could still have a Marina development at Gosford with cafes and shops but we don’t need the multi-storey flats blocking all along what was supposed to be community land. “We had developers ready to invest millions in a marina and many of them spent a fortune preparing plans at the request of Council. “But after they spent their money and jumped through all the hoops, Gosford Council simply said no, we’ve changed our mind about a marina

development. “It was a bit like Spurbest, which was going to develop the site across from Council with movie theatres and the rest of it but Gosford Council didn’t like them having a building higher than their own so they wouldn’t allow it. “Now there’s a big push by Jake Cassar and friends to bring back Old Sydney Town. “So why don’t we tie up a couple of tall ships in Gosford harbour and recreate an old maritime type attraction. “The point is that there is plenty of other things that we could do right now that don’t involve desecrating our war memorials and trashing our heritage. “If we have to get rid some of the old things, there are plenty of Councillors that have been around for a long time and have done very little but watch the place whither on the vine,” said Cr Freewater. Media Statement, 27 Jun 2012 Peter Freewater, Gosford Council

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10,000 signatures against The Landing


osford Waterfront Action Group (GWAG) has secured 10,000 signatures on its petition opposing the proposed Landing development on Gosford Waterfront.

“We would like to thank the thousands of people who have signed the petition over the last six months and anyone who has supported the Waterfront Action Group,� said spokesperson Mr Gary Jackson. “We’ve been

overwhelmed by the support of the community and found people of all ages were keen to sign.� The petition calls on the House of Representatives to stop the proposed Gosford Landing development because of its alienation of

public land and its proposed building of apartments on the Brisbane Water foreshore which would restrict public access to this area. GWAG is currently contacting various members of the NSW Legislative

Assembly in an attempt to find the most suitable member to lodge the petition with the Parliament. “Our plan is for the petition to be tabled in the next parliamentary sitting which commences in six weeks time,� said Mr Jackson. “We are not opposed to development. “In fact, we encourage redevelopment in Gosford.

“However, we believe the revitalisation should start in the CBD not on the waterfront.� Mr Jackson said GWAG understands the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation will soon resubmit the State Significant Site Proposal for Stage One of the Landing and the public will then be asked to make submissions on the new proposal.

“The campaign’s definitely not over yet. “We are waiting for any further announcements by the Planning Minister, Brad Hazzard regarding The Landing,� said Mr Jackson. He said people can still sign the petition over the next six weeks. Media Release, 27 Jun 2012 Gary Jackson, GWAG

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The money will be used on the Central Coast Highway curves west of Brisbane Water Dr and at Kariong to install curve and advisory signs, upgrade the road seal to non-skid pavement, reduce the speed limit and install audio tactile edge lines. The project was recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill said since being elected in

2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated more than $2.6 million to fix 17 black spots across the Robertson electorate. “This investment is helping to make our local roads even safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with eight of these projects already completed. “The good thing about our Black Spot program is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade.�

An independent evaluation of the program found it prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1500 serious injuries in its first three years. “That’s why, nationally, the Gillard Government has doubled the program’s funding to half a billion dollars, more than honouring all our election commitments.� Media Release, 19 June 2012 Peter McCabe, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP

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School teacher to stand for election oint Clare Public School teacher Ms Ingrid Hasler has announced that she would stand in September’s local government elections with the goal of building a healthy, connected community.


“I envisage representing a community that all Central Coast residents are proud of and feel positive about,” said Ms Hasler. “As a school teacher, I am passionate about ensuring our current and future generations are able to live in a safe and vibrant community in which they feel a sense of

pride and belonging. “I see a need for greater transparency in the operations of council. “I am proud to be a member of the newly formed group of Independents contesting the upcoming council elections, the Central Coast Alliance, who stand united with the aim that our

community will once again feel they can have a voice in public affairs. “As a local educator, I have a firm commitment to creating prosperous and inclusive communities for our youth to grow and thrive in that offer many and varied opportunities for all to realize their true potential. “I stand determined to ensure that sensitive, environmentally friendly, development occurs in the Gosford City Council area in such a way that engages the community in order to effectively tackle issues such as unemployment, youth suicide and anti-social behaviour. “I believe education and training is the key to a well functioning community. “If I was elected to be a councillor I would support investment in youth connection programs, early intervention initiatives, public school grants and lobby for a better investment in quality public adult education providers. “I believe it is imperative that our community has a strong identity.

“Therefore, I support the revival of a theme park such as Old Sydney Town in order to teach about our colonial history and cultural heritage. “I would work to protect and preserve our natural environment, including the protection of our Coastal Open Space System. “I would push for the compulsory acquisition of Bambara Rd to ensure this threatened area of pristine, sacred, culturally and ecologically significant land is publicly purchased for inclusion in the adjacent Brisbane Water National Park. “I would lobby for the beautification of the Gosford CBD and would continue to reject the proposed high rise residential development of the Gosford waterfront. “One of the Central Coast Alliance’s main aims is the revitalization of Gosford. “We would like to see something exciting happening around the waterfront without compromising existing water views or waterfront access. “It is our belief that the main street of Gosford must be the first priority for invigoration. “Employment and

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entertainment are integral parts of a happy and booming community. “I would work to lower the Central Coast unemployment rate by ensuring that local jobs were created and targeted for local people. “I would support the development of more trade based centres of learning and alternative education settings that equip our young people to enter the workforce.

“I fervently object to the relocation of Gosford Public School into the grounds of Henry Kendall High School. “As a councillor I would continue to relentlessly lobby the state and federal government to stop the amalgamation of the two schools,” said Ms Hasler. Media Release, 28 Jun 2012 Ingrid Hasler, Central Coast Alliance

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Mayor will not stand for re-election G

osford mayor Cr Laurie Maher has announced he will not contest the forthcoming local government election.

Mayor Cr Maher was first elected to Gosford Council in 2004 when the Central Coast First Group was formed. He has served as mayor on four occasions. Throughout his career, social responsibility and social inclusion have been his ambition. He started his working life as a teacher and rose to become superintendent at Mount Penang. Cr Maher was the driving force behind the establishment and development of Coast

Shelter, which provides accommodation, meals and support for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness on the Central Coast. He will continue to be the executive officer of Coast Shelter after leaving public office. Cr Maher said that after the recent goodwill trip he led to sister cities Edogawa, Nitra and Jinhua, he felt his health was not as good as he would like. “It’s time to step aside and spend more time with my wife, Helen and my

Mountain not a plateau osford Council, at its meeting of Tuesday, June 26, resolved to discontinue the use of the term “plateau” when referring to the Somersby, Mangrove Mountain, Calga, Peats Ridge, Central Mangrove, Mount White and Kulnura areas.


Council had previously considered the issue at its meeting held on August 4, 2009. In that report, it was noted that many residents of Somersby, Mangrove Mountain, Calga, Peats Ridge, Central Mangrove, Mount White and Kulnura identified themselves

with the term “Mountains district”. At that meeting Council resolved in part that Council not support the proposed district name “Central Coast Plateau” for the identified areas. Gosford Council Agenda MM.7, 36 Jun 2012

family. “Helen has been amazing in her support for me and very generous in giving me the freedom and time to devote to public office. “After eight years as a Councillor, I also think it’s time to see some new faces come onto Council to continue the progressive policies that Council has adopted. “So far, as the Central Coast First Group is concerned, I am very proud of the impact we have had on Council. “When we were first

elected to Council, we came at a time when the Council was dysfunctional. “The last two Councils have changed all of that. “However, I must say that I am concerned that the next Council could become again dysfunctional if the negative ‘naysayers’ are elected. Of his time in public office, Laurie cited social inclusion, the completion of the renewal surf clubs, fluoridation and the joint water authority as the achievements he was most proud of. Media Release, 25 June 2012 Heidi Blyth, Coast Shelter

Upgrade on picnic area commences orks to upgrade Mangrove Creek Dam picnic area started on Wednesday, June 27, with the demolition of a 30 year old information building ready for the construction of two new viewing platforms.


Gosford Council’s Director of Water and Sewer Mr Rod Williams said these works would improve the viewing experience for visitors to the dam. “Mangrove Creek Dam is a popular destination on the Central Coast with around 20,000 people visiting the dam each year. “The new viewing platforms will extend further out towards the dam providing visitors with better views of the dam wall

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and the intake tower. “The new structures will partner with 12 new display boards that have been installed at the dam that feature information about the region’s water supply, as well as historic photos and interesting facts about the dam. “The existing information building was built over 30 years ago and due to the diminishing structural integrity of the building it had to be removed.

“The works will be completed over the next few months with the upgraded picnic area ready for the peak visitor period during spring and summer,” Mr Williams said. Access to sections of the picnic area will be restricted during the demolition process, which is scheduled until July 6, and during construction, taking place over the coming months. “There will be a number

of vehicles on site while the works are taking place and a section of the picnic area will be fenced off. “Visitors are still welcome to use the other sections of the picnic area and amenities will be available, however please ensure you follow the directions on the signage in the area,” Mr Williams added. Access for large vehicles, including buses, may be difficult during these works. Media Release, 27 Jun 2012 Megan Low, Gosford Council




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Residents’ concerns overlooked refer to your news report of June 4, in Coast Community News, based on Gosford Council Agenda ENV.33 of May 8.


While it reflected the major content of the Agenda item as printed, it did not fully recognize the history of the proposed development, nor the concerns that had been expressed by residents over the past four years. Sadly too, Gosford Council’s Meeting policies do not allow recording of debate, nor do the Minutes offer sufficient evidence of what we saw as inadequate and incomplete consideration of the major issues. It should be noted that the Councillors in a 5:3 decision approved the development despite two earlier very strong recommendations for refusal as covered by Assessment reports of March 2011 and April 2012 The following comments will assist better understanding by your readers: Initial concept of this proposal was

Letters to the editor should be sent to: Coast Community News PO Box 1056, Gosford 2250 or See Page 2 for contribution conditions discussed with council four years ago, but the applicant decided to proceed only with an interim development DA34754/2008 by converting an existing dwelling to provide for 40 “local” worshippers, and that approval was granted in August 2008. The 800 seat hall application DA38140/2010 lodged February 2010 was assessed, and Report ENV.18 of 1 March 2011 recommended refusal on well argued town planning grounds, indicating also that the technical detail

lacking was irrelevant to the assessment. Just a few hours before the March 1 meeting of Council, the applicant issued legal challenge alleging lack of opportunity to supply additional information, and Councillors determined a further unspecified period of review should be afforded them. Plan amendments with additional detail were submitted through to February 2012, and Report ENV.24 of 3 April 2012 once again carried a strong recommendation for refusal. While many technical points had been updated, only one major town planning issue saw change, the design and profile of the building and associated landscaping. The building remains large with a similar footprint area, the reduction of size being primarily in volume under

roof, and its size would still accommodate a Boeing 737. Seating capacity, hours of use and meeting patterns are unchanged. Although claiming the 800 seat capacity to be of infrequent use, the indicated meeting program with the larger services ranging 295-490 people still shows total minimum attendance of 11,440 people over 76 services each 12 weeks, more than 50,000 annually. These activity levels, coupled with car and bus access, will generate serious road congestion, and unwanted noise in the surrounding area. Major road reconstruction will be required, with proposed plans resulting in destruction of rural streetscape, the serious loss of trees and the formation of a virtual “road canyon”, with an almost vertical log retaining wall on one side and 25 “no stopping” signs along its length, a far cry from the

present rural lane. While concerns re sewage, drainage and pollution risk may appear satisfied by Council’s review of technical amendments, we still have reservations about the efficacy of the proposed treatment plant in both design and optimal function. The excessive scale, size and activity of the development remains at odds with 7 (c2) Scenic Protection, Rural Subdivision zoning and its development objectives, is incompatible with Scenic Buffer character, and undoubtedly puts amenity at risk of irreversible damage. Councillors have in effect decreed that “Zone permissibility” of a development overrides the consideration of “suitability” and “compatibility” with a scenic protection area. Given that the approval now includes (as conditions) major roadwork beyond that inherent to the

development application itself, and therefore not even contemplated in the Assessment, how can such a decision be reconciled with good reason, let alone good practice. It makes mockery of the planning system, and the staff employed to undertake town planning and technical appraisal. We are appalled that Council has also ignored wide community concern and voted in favour of a development not only inappropriate for the area, but one set to satisfy a minority group from a geographical catchment area far wider than could be considered as representing “local needs”. The reluctance of many Councillors to openly address the major town planning issues puts at question the claim of fair and open governance. We remain very disillusioned. Email, 12 Jun 2012 Stan Crellin, Lisarow

Comments may do more harm than good y letter to the editor (Coast Community News, June 4) was prompted by KM Hanson’s denigration of retirees and clearly stated view they should be denied a public voice on the future of Gosford.


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choice of heading. The main point of KM’s letter was totally in error (no one is using the waterfront) and was addressed in my response. To quote: “KM Hanson quite obviously has not spent any time on the Gosford Waterfront and consequently has submitted a letter that is totally irrelevant to the present discussion.” His/her recent letter (June 18) offers no further meaningful contribution

to the discussion of the Landing proposal at all. However, KM’s six point qualification list (of which he/she boasts meeting three points) for waterfront comment provides food for thought. He/she does not meet the first qualification “(a) people who use that area on a regular basis” as evidenced by a complete

lack of knowledge of public use made of the Gosford waterfront (New Year’s Eve and the recent Bay to Bay Run are but two examples). Please, KM, take time to observe the use the community (on a public and private basis) makes of the Gosford waterfront before any further comment, otherwise “your comments are doing more harm than good”. Email, 28 Jun 2012 Col Hodgson, Mount Elliot

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Upgrades started oad work to upgrade the intersection of the Central Coast Highway and Wisemans Ferry Rd, Kariong, commenced late last month.


The NSW Government had allocated $8.5 million in the Budget to carry out the upgrade. “The Central Coast Highway is the major link between the F3 SydneyNewcastle Freeway and Gosford and the surrounding coastal suburbs,” said Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein. “The upgrade will improve traffic flow, reduce potential delays and reduce the likelihood of crashes at this important intersection.

“The upgrade involves installing an extra right-hand turn lane into Wisemans Ferry Rd and providing two left lanes out of Wisemans Ferry Rd which will be controlled by traffic lights. “RMS has recently finished building a car pool car park which holds approximately 100 cars on the corner of the Central Coast Highway and Kangoo Rd, with 24 hour access. “All cars parked in the informal areas in Wisemans Ferry Rd are now being

redirected to the new facility to allow work on the intersection upgrade to proceed. “Work will be carried out Sunday to Thursday from 8pm to 4am for the first six weeks, weather permitting. “Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disruption to residents and businesses,” Mr Holstein said. Media Release, 21 Jun 2012 Chris Holstein, Member for Gosford

Springtime Flora Festival cancelled rganisers of The Australian Springtime Flora Festival, one of Australia’s longest running gardening and outdoor living festivals, have resolved not to proceed with the planned 2012 event at the Mt Penang Event Park.


The committee has confirmed it would review the possible viability of a festival next year. Having celebrated its 25th Anniversary last year, organisers had hoped for a strong event in 2012, but at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 14, decided not to proceed. Australian Springtime Flora Festival Committee chairperson Ms Nola Parry said she was disappointed to make the announcement. “The festival has had

incredible success and support over the years, establishing itself as one the largest events on the Central Coast, and having consistently attracted more than 20,000 attendees annually. “Circumstances have changed over recent years, making it very difficult to secure the required funding, sponsorship and permanent event park facilities required to hold a festival of this size. “The committee would like to thank all of the

exhibitors, the Central Coast residents, event partners and attendees who have supported the festival in the past, as well as all of those who worked hard to make it a reality in 2012, in particular Central Coast Tourism and the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation,” Ms Parry said. Media Release, 21 June 2012 Nola Parry, Australian Springtime Flora Festival 2012

Girl approached in Davistown olice are urging parents to reinforce the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ message with their children after a schoolgirl was approached by a man in Davistown on Tuesday, June 26.


About 3.15pm yesterday, the 8 year old girl got off the school bus and was walking home along Emora Ave, Davistown when she noticed a black car driving slowly behind her. The child continued walking along Emora Ave until she reached the intersection of Restella Ave. Noticing that the car was still driving slowly, the girl ran a short distance down Restella Ave and hid behind a tree. The car also drove down Restella Ave, before stopping next to the tree behind which the girl was hiding. This prompted the girl to leave her hiding spot and run back up Restella Ave on to Emora Ave. She ran into a nearby park, where she found her teenage

brother. Police were contacted and a search of Restella Ave and surrounding streets was undertaken, however, officers were unable to locate the black sedan. Police would now like to speak to anyone who saw a black sedan, with blue and white number plates and

a Southern Cross sticker, driving in Davistown on Tuesday afternoon. Anyone with information that may assist police inquiries should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media Release, 27 Jun 2012 NSW Police Media

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Over the course of the track work, trains are set to operate up to 20 minutes later than normal and may depart from different platforms. The 12.57 am Gosford to Hornsby service will depart from platform two at Berowra and Asquith over the course of the upgrades. CityRail is urging commuters to allow extra travel time and to listen for announcements. Website, 27 Jun 2012 Cityrail

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he seven combined lodges of the Freemasons on the Central Coast have donated almost $14,000 to Gosford Hospital for four electric beds and attachments to the oncology ward.

The money was donated in memory of Sandra Whitehead, the wife of Freemason member Roger Whitehead. Mrs Whitehead passed away on August 15, 2011, in Gosford Hospital after she was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier in the year. “I spent many hours with Sandra in the oncology ward as she received many treatments before

her passing,” said Mr Whitehead. “While with Sandra at the hospital, I observed that the hospital staff had to physically raise and lower the patients in mechanical beds several times a day, propping up the patients, then returning later to again lower the person to lay flat and rest. “This can be repeated several times a day with

each patient and it was apparent that the oncology ward could do with some electric beds to enable the patients to manoeuvre the beds to whatever position they liked, as many times a day as they wished without any assistance from the nursing staff at the touch of a button,” he said. “I’m very pleased to know the beds we donated beds were fitted with a

brass plaque with her name in her memory and that these will be in operation at the hospital assisting many patient’s comforts and needs for a very long time. “Sandra was a wonderful wife to me and a wonderful mother and a great supporter of my Masonic interests and I miss her very much and it is fitting that she will be remembered in this way,” said Mr Whitehead. Email, 27 Jun 2012 Roger Whitehead, Wyoming

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Paper art for cancer research est Gosford resident Ms Lauren Awadallah is raising money for breast cancer research by creating and designing characters out of paper.


Ms Awadallah said she was hoping to sell her Paper Art characters for between $3 and $5 each with 100 per cent of the profits going towards breast cancer research at the National Breast Cancer Foundation. “I wanted to do something creative with my time and to give something back to the community,” said Ms Awadallah. “I have known more people affected by breast cancer than any other cancer. “That’s why I chose the breast cancer foundation,” she said. The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national not-for-

profit organisation that is dedicated to supporting and promoting high quality research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. The Foundation is committed to funding high quality research responsive to the needs and interests of women affected by breast cancer. Since being established in 1994, the Foundation has awarded more than $74.5 million to 275 breast cancer research projects across Australia. Breast cancer is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in Australian women, with 13,600 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year.

But thanks to research, deaths from the disease have decreased by 22 per cent in the last decade, with more women knowing the benefits of early detection and an increase in treatment options. The contribution from activities such as Paper Art will help ensure the NBCF can keep working towards a cure. For more information contact Lauren on laurenawadallah@hotmail. com. Kaitlin Watts, 27 Jun 2012 Interviewee: Lauren Awadallah Media release, 21 Jun 2012 Carol Renouf, Breast Cancer Foundation

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White van approaches 10 year old olice are urging parents to reinforce the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ message with their children after a schoolboy was approached by a man in Koolewong on Wednesday, June 20.


Just before 3.30pm, the 10-year-old boy got off a school bus and was walking home along Brisbane Water Dr at Koolewong, when a white van pulled up alongside him. The male driver opened the front passenger door and told the child to get in. The victim refused and ran home and told his parents about the incident. Police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command

were contacted and commenced inquiries. The man was described as being aged in his late teens, with a medium build, dark complexion, short dark hair and a dragon tattoo on his arm. He was wearing a white singlet, blue tracksuit pants and had an earring in his right ear. The vehicle has been described as a white van with black stripes on the

front, fire stickers down the side and yellow number plates. Anyone who knows the man or has further information about the incident should immediately contact Gosford Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media Release, 21 Jun 2012 NSW Police Media

Students raise awareness for homelessness tudents from St Edward’s Christian College at Gosford experienced aspects of homelessness by camping out in their school grounds to raise awareness for Coast Shelter on the evening of Thursday, June 28.

S essica Balthazaar, a Year 9 student at Central Coast Grammar School, has won first prize from 5100 entries in the Australiawide Write 4 Fun competition.


“I wanted to write a poem about something beautiful and alive,” Jessica said of her poem, The Performance. “I’ve entered a few competitions before but this is the first one I’ve even placed in. “When I heard I’d won it took a while to sink in but now I’m kind of proud of myself, I didn’t expect it at all,” said Ms Balthazaar. Ms Balthazaar won an 8GB Apple iPod Touch, $500 for herself, and $500 for her school. “I wrote my first poem when I was six and found

out that my granddad was a poet. “Poetry is a really personal thing, like any writing, and even though I won, I don’t see [my poem] as any better than another. “I’d really encourage everyone to keep writing,” said Ms Balthazaar. Ms Balthazaar’s English teacher, Natali ParsonsClair, said she believed it was important “to provide opportunities for students to follow their passion and build their skills in an area they love”. “That’s why I suggested

my Year 9 Extension English students enter the Write 4 Fun competition. “Jessica is a very talented and dedicated English student who took up the challenge and created an awe inspiring poem. “I’m very proud of her, as is the whole school community,” Ms ParsonsClair said. Media release, 19 June 2012 Christine Hodgkinson, Central Coast Grammar School

“Four times throughout the year, the boys sleep in the college grounds to experience a taste of homelessness,” event organiser Mr Pat Dell said. The homeless sleep out simulation is aimed at supporting Coast Shelter and is a reminder to our young people that 105,000 Australians are homeless every night. “Students began their homeless experience at 8 pm with no food, technology

or mattresses allowed.” Deputy Principal Mr Mark Bonnici said he had supervised a number of homeless sleep outs. “Our sleep outs provide a great opportunity for both staff and students involved, to gain an appreciation of the difficulties faced by homeless people,” Mr Bonnici said. “It was a novelty to begin with but then reality sets in when you realise you are to spend the whole night

there,” said year 12 student Ben Smith. “Sleep outs at schools are a great way for young people to experience homelessness in a small way and supports Coast Shelter in their aim to end homelessness on the Central Coast, by creating awareness,” Mr Dell added. Email, 27 Jun 2012 Pat Dell, St Edward’s Christian College

Students selected for Technology Class number of Narara Public School Year 6 students have been selected in the 2013 Technology Class at Lisarow High School.


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Children’s centre tenders approved



osford Council has approved a shortlist of five companies to tender for the lease of Michael Burns Children’s Centre in Kincumber as a going concern for a five year period.

Council, at its meeting of Tuesday, June 26, approved Bindari Pty Ltd, North Wyong Early Childhood Learning Centre Pty Ltd, Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) Trading as Uniting Care Children’s Services and Children’s Services Community Management Ltd. Expressions of Interest were invited from suitably qualified service providers for the lease of Michael

Burns Children’s Centre, as a going concern for a period of up to five years. Michael Burns Children’s Centre is a licensed long day care centre which is responsive to the needs of children aged six weeks to five years old. Council’s staff report stated that all four providers evaluated were considered suitable of taking over the management of Michael Burns Children’s Centre in accordance with the EOI

criteria. “The evaluation indicated that although some providers had a lower score with certain criteria, there was no reason to exclude them from the shortlist as they satisfied the minimum requirements. Seeking EOIs was the first stage of a two stage process, with the calling of selective tenders to follow. Gosford Council Agenda COR.60, 26 Jun 2012

Schools receive extra funding ineteen schools across the Gosford electorate will receive extra minor maintenance funding for upgrading school infrastructure in the amount of $419,436, as part of the NSW Government’s 2012-13 budget.


“The government has delivered on its election commitment to create a $40 million Public School Upgrade Program to enable schools to apply for funding to renovate facilities in poor condition, like science labs,” said Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein. “In addition, a $20 million Extra Minor Maintenance Budget was created to boost funding to all schools for basic maintenance.” Chertsey Public School, alongside Brisbane Water Secondary College, Umina

Campus, will also receive funding under the Public School Upgrade Program to improve its learning environment, which will include $30,000 for new access ramps, railings and stairs. Schools will determine how the extra money is spent. Schools to also receive minor funding include Central Mangrove Public School, Gosford East Public School, Gosford Public School, Henry Kendall High School, Kariong Public

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School, Kulnura Public School, North Gosford Learning Centre, Peats Ridge Public School, Point Clare Public School, Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre, Somersby Public School and Spencer Public School. “Labor left schools in NSW with an almost $1 billion maintenance liability and infrastructure backlog,” Mr Holstein said. “I am proud that the NSW Government is delivering on its election commitments and has begun to tackle the previous government’s school maintenance liability and infrastructure backlog,” Mr Holstein said. Media release, 25 Jun 2012 Chris Holstein, Member for Gosford


he Central Coast Conservatorium will run free classes on Thursday, July 12, for two, three and four year olds to experience the Children’s Music Program.

Activities on the day will be especially designed for these young students and will be delivered by a fully trained teacher with specialist skills for this age group. Parents and children will

Newsletter, 26 Jun 2012 John Anderson, Chertsey Public School

Media Release, 14 Jun 2012 Lisa Kelly, Central Coast Conservatorium

hertsey Public School’s debating team travelled to Central Mangrove on Friday, June 22, to debate Spence Public School on the topic that Rural Communities Drew the Short Straw.


“Arguing the negative side our team put up very convincing arguments, however, in a very tight decision the debate was awarded to the affirmative side,” said Chertsey principal Mr John Anderson. “Well done to the Spencer team and also to our team of Brad, Chantelle, Natalie and Emersyn who prepared thoroughly and presented cases admirably.

“The school coordinator, Mrs Stuckey deserves commendation for spending much of her own time assisting the students in this

and the previous debate.” Newsletter, 26 Jun 2012 John Anderson, Chertsey Public School

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volunteer work at Chertsey. “Julie, in fact was also a recipient way back in 1996 and I dare say it would be some kind of record where a school volunteer has had two nominations over such a long period of time,” said principal Mr John Anderson.

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wo Chertsey Public School community members were nominated to receive an Education Week DEC Appreciation Award. Gail Palmer and Julie Eather were nominated by both Chertsey Public School staff and P and C members. Mrs Palmer was recognised for her outstanding work as a teacher at Chertsey Public School over a number of years, particularly in the area of Early Childhood Education while Julie was acknowledged for her terrific

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Gosford designer sent to Korea osford designer Cherise Wakeley visited Yeosu Expo 2012 last month to see her award winning fabric modelled by Australian Pavilion attendants.


Cherise was the winner of a design competition run by the Australian Government’s Yeosu Secretariat, which included a return flight to Yeosu, South Korea, three night’s accommodation and $2012 spending money. To celebrate Australia’s participation in the 2012 Yeosu Expo, the Australian Government’s Yeosu Secretariat ran a competition earlier this year calling all emerging and established Australian designers to design their own, unique Australian fabric that would tie in with the Australia Pavilion’s theme ‘In Harmony with the Ocean’. From a number of entries, Cherise’s sea urchin design was chosen as the national winner, as it tied in well with the Australian Pavilion’s theme. Cherise’s winning fabric was 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. Cherise, who has a Certificate VI in Design and Diploma in Visual Arts Specialising in Surface Design, said: “It has been a fascinating experience to see South Korea and visit the International Expo in Yeosu. “The Australian Pavilion is welcoming, interactive and interesting. “The sea urchin inspired design I created for the attendants shirts looks fantastic as part of the uniform and it fits in well with the Australian Pavilion’s theme of living ‘In Harmony with the Ocean’. “My design has also been placed onto a scarf and a cloth bag, which is exciting. “It has been encouraging to create a design that is contributing so positively to Australia as a sustainable nation on the world stage, while showcasing the design abilities of many Australians, of which I am honoured to be apart.” Ms Wakeley was

Cherise Wakeley with the Australian Pavilion Attendants wearing her winning design

announced the winner of the Yeosu Secretariat’s National Design competition at an event with the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness Craig Emerson and Australian Pavilion Goodwill Ambassador Korean-born Australian fashion designer Yeojin Bae earlier this year.

The Yeosu Expo 2012 is an International Expo, which focuses on balancing the preservation of ocean and coastal areas with economic development. Held from May 12 to August 12, the International Expo is expected to attract eight million visitors from all

over the world. Participation in the 2012 Yeosu Expo is a global opportunity to show Australia’s leadership in protecting the ocean and coastal areas. The Australian Pavilion’s exhibit space includes striking, indigenous artwork and a contemporary art

sculpture, representing Australia’s ocean currents. Visitors are also able to jump aboard an Aussie surfboat and have their photo taken with three kangaroos. Media Release, 21 Jun 2012 Audrey Blackburn, Professional Public Relations

Central Coast’s Got Talent he Central Coast’s Got Talent competition will be held at the Central Coast Hotel, raising funds and awareness for Lifeline’s free online counselling service.


The upcoming talent quest will be held on Thursdays, starting July 5 from 6pm to 10pm at the Central Coast Hotel and will run for eight weeks. The Central Coast

Hotel is providing $2000 in cash prizes and will donate a percentage of funds raised to Lifeline. The Central Coast Hotel in partnership with local musician,

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be a “great opportunity for locals to come and showcase their talent, whatever that may be”. Mr Cassar said he hoped that the event would attract all forms of talent, including small dance groups, rappers, comedians and singer songwriters. A percentage of the points scored by entrants will be based on crowd response to votes, and participants are encouraged to bring as many supporters as possible. “We will have a few guest speakers throughout the event and I’m hoping we can raise much awareness about the various services that are out there to help our struggling locals to get back on track and stay on track,” said Mr Cassar. “We really need to destigmatise the issue of mental health and raise

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he Central Coast will be welcoming overseas visitors to rival Australia’s top dancers, for the title of International Highland Dancing Champion of Australia for 2012.

This year the event runs for five days from July 19 to 23, commencing with a showing of Disney’s latest film, Brave, at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre on Thursday, July 19. The community are invited to enjoy Scottish entertainment provided prior to the movie. A best dressed Scott competition is being held to add to the fun. Dancers of all levels will show their talent, with the youngest competitor just four years-of-age, and the eldest in their 30s. The competition for International Highland

Dancing Champion of Australia will be held at the Central Coast Youth Club from July 20 to 22. “This is an event not to be missed,” said International Highland Dancing Championships chairman Kylie Kerr. With a Scottish Gala Evening being held on Friday, July 20, dinner and entertainment provided, locals can see the best of Scottish dancers with a modern feel through the choreography sections. The weekend of July 21 and 22 will see the traditional competition continue, with dancers vying for the titles.

Judges from Scotland, Canada and Australia will have the tough job of deciding which dancers take home the prizes. Central Coast Highland Dancing Inc is proud to host the event, attracting tourists from around the world to the Central Coast. Cash and prizes to the value of $20,000 will be awarded by the Central Coast Highland Dancing Group at the event. Media release, 21 June 2012 Kylie Kerr, International Highland Dancing Championships

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The Jahan Mekong and Temples journey Your fully escorted journey begins with a pre tour dinner at Sapa Modern Vietnamese restaurant in Terrigal a few weeks prior to your departure from Sydney. Fly from Sydney with Vietnam Airlines and touch down in Siem Reap, spending three nights at the new Shinta Mani hotel. Over the next two days you’ll explore the Temples of Angkor. Marvel at the many faces of Bayon, explore Ta Phrom the temple made famous in the Lara Croft Tomb Raider movie and witness for yourself both sunrise & sunset at the amazingly stunning jewel that is Angkor Wat temple. From Siem Reap wharf you will take a tender past a floating village before boarding The Jahan - home for the next 7 nights. Your boutique river cruiser is complete with your own luxury balcony cabin including all your meals and shore excursions. Every day there is a morning shore excursion leaving around 8.30 am visiting some amazing villages and towns on the banks of the Mekong. You’ll be back on board The Jahan in time for lunch and maybe a relaxing massage. Most afternoons will have you visiting even more villages and towns or taking a tender through the amazing small tributaries that flow into the river. Feast of Khmer, Vietnamese & Western cuisine with 6 dinners served in the restaurant at 7.30 pm and on one night enjoy an outdoor BBQ by the pool. The Jahan cruise finishes 2 hours drive from Saigon and you will spend two nights at the beautiful Intercontinental Asiana. We will tour around Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City and have a choice of either visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels or take a Vietnamese cooking class. On our last evening together we relive a memorable journey with a farewell dinner. Your journey begins on 31 October from Sydney and includes - Pre-journey dinner, return airfares and taxes, 5 nights hotel accommodation, 7 nights aboard The Jahan, 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 11 dinners, all transfers and excursions, local English speaking guides, all tipping and both your Vietnamese and Cambodian Visa. From $ 6520 per person twin share you can enjoy cruising on the Mekong river and explore some amazing temples. Call Glenn, your journey leader, at “The Hut” for further details.

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Ball raises money for Coast Shelter hree hundred Central Coast business community leaders and their partners attended the Wild Fig Service Alliance’s inaugural Winter Wonderland Ball on the evening of Saturday, June 16, raising around $16,000 for Coast Shelter.


Held in the grand ballroom at the Crowne Plaza, Terrigal, a highlight of the evening was the Charity Auction, conducted by local real estate agent Adam Gilbert. The auction featured some great products and services some of which included a road trip for two people to the Hunter Valley, driving up in a Porsche and back in a Ferrari with lunch at the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley, and a one-and-ahalf hour training session with Central Coast Mariners Central Defender, Patrick Zwaanswijk. Many other items were generously donated by local businesses for the blind auction ranging from roses and sunglasses to a

mountain bike, with all items successfully sold on the night. “The Coast’s business community leaders met up in force, enjoyed good food, entertainment and company,” said Wild Fig member and co-founder of Central Coast digital business publication, Business Insider, Mr Bob Fitzgerald. “They dug deep for a worthy cause. “Well done Wild Fig.” Coast Shelter’s executive officer Mr Laurie Maher gave a sobering speech on the evening about the facts on homelessness in Australia. While most of us go home to our families, a warm bed and a home cooked meal after work, Coast Shelter

accommodates around 170 men, women and children on the Central Coast every night. Tragically though, the organisation is forced to turn away three times that figure due to a lack of available accommodation. Mr Maher also pointed out in his speech that Australians in the lowest socio economic sector (bottom 10 per cent) live on just $13,500 per annum, and that statistically, if you don’t own your own home, and you either suffer a major illness or unexpectedly lose your job, you are just 35 days away from being homeless. The facts and figures really hit home to many. Above all, they highlighted

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that homelessness could affect anyone. Fundraiser for Coast Shelter Ms Vicki de Carle commented on behalf of the organisation. “The generosity of Central Coast businesspeople was wonderful to watch as they bid on auction items, bought raffle tickets and generally dug deep to help our local coasties who are doing it tough. “Thanks Wild Fig Service Alliance for hosting such a terrific night of fun and fundraising,” Ms de Carle said. Wild Fig is a rapidly growing alliance of skilled, established business owners and managers working together to add value to their customers as well as their fellow alliance members’ customers. The not-for-profit organisation also offers many other benefits to its members from marketing support and a host of professional speakers, to Mastermind workshops and charity fund raising events. Media Release, 20 Jun 2012 Phaedra Pym, A Way With Words

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Thursday July 5 Gosford Hospital Auxiliary stall, 9am-2pm Central Coast Schizophrenia and Bipolar support group meeting, Uniting Church Gosford, 12:30-3pm RYSS outing at Erina Hots, 12pm-4pm

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Wednesday July 11 Central Coast Gang Show, Laycock St Community Theatre Chertsey Public School holiday workshops, 9-3:30am, Chertsey Public School Hall RYSS Art and Craft Group, 2:30-5:30pm, Wyoming Youth Centre

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Monday July 16 Australian Food Production forum, Gosford Uniting Church, 7:30pm

Tuesday July 17 Music Sounding Board Session, Gosford Youth Arts Warehouse, 10am12:30pm

Wednesday July 18 Friends of the ABC guest speaker Scott Bevan, Central Coast Leagues Club, 11am

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Arts on the Coast egional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) hosted a Focus on the Coast community forum on Thursday, June 21, featuring the topic of Arts on the Coast.


The forum saw a number of guest speakers discuss the significance of arts in the region and outline the various initiatives and programs which have been implemented to enhance cultural engagement on the Central Coast. Cultural Planners for Wyong Shire and Gosford City Councils, Stuart Slough and Elio Gatti, each presented an update on the Regional Cultural Framework. The forum also included a focus on youth arts and culture with Wyong Neighbourhood Centre youth arts Coordinator Madalyn Ward and Regional Youth Support Services youth arts coordinator Sharon

Aldrick. RDACC regional community creative producer Liz Carter presented an explanation of the Art Central Program, an initiative of Regional Development Australia Central Coast NSW Inc supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW. “My presentation introduced two projects which are currently being implemented through the new Art Central program, Digital Futures and Imprint,” said Ms Carter. “Digital Futures aims to provide artistic career opportunities to young emerging artists in the region through a 12 month mentoring program, while Imprint is a community

project, combining oral history, community arts and more.” Enterprise Connect innovative regions facilitator Mr Graham Baker spoke to provide insight into the future of arts in the region. RDACC chief executive officer Mr Andrew Roach said: “There is a strong desire to create new and innovative opportunities for aspiring and professional Central Coast artists and it is fantastic to see so many regional organisations working together to foster a community rich in culture.” Media Release, 15 Jun 2012 Katey Small, Brilliant Logic

he Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre has released its winter holiday program, focusing on the sustainability of whale watching, with the opening event commencing at the Centre’s headquarters in Terrigal on Monday, July 2, to Saturday, July 14.


The exhibition will open at 6.30pm with a wine and cheese night featuring guest speakers Rescue and Research of Cetaceans Australia vice president Mr Ronny Ling and Macquarie University PhD student Ms Megan Kessler. Mr Ling will discuss marine mammals, their

anatomy and mammal rescue techniques, while Ms Kessler will lead a discussion on sustainable whale watching. Other attractions will include a rockpool ramble at Copacabana where children are invited to move amongst the boulders to identify plants and marine life and

how they interact with their ecosystem. Exhibit pieces will also be on display at the centre featuring whale bones and marine rescue equipment. Email, 26 Jun 2012 John Asquith, Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre

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O’Neill speaks on social history Scott Bevan at ABC function

crowd of 200 people attended an open day at Mangrove Mountain Community Hall to visit the Fairview Homestead on Sunday, June 10, where member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill delivered a speech on the importance of social history and preservation of the homestead for families


”Whilst the festivities were curbed by the rain, the sausage sizzle, cake and jam stall and the historic display were all well received,” said Central Coast Heritage Committee president Mr Warren Andrews. “A String Quartet entertained throughout the morning in the hall to great acclamation. “The tours to Fairview were greatly appreciated and were cause for much discussion and debate about Gosford City Council management’s insistence on the demolition of this valuable community asset.” Royal Historical Society senior fellow Professor Ian Jack spoke to members of the crowd. “In addressing the audience, Professor Jack


described his pleasure of visiting Fairview that morning and on the heritage value of the property,” said Mr Andrews. “He particularly referred to the recommendation by the Council’s Directorate of Community Services and Organisational Development that the homestead should be partly demolished, that an interpretive plan be prepared for the 50 acres and that the site be adopted as a heritage item of local significance.” Professor Jack went on to say: “To an outsider like myself with an extensive heritage experience as a member of the Heritage Council of NSW, this is a very strangely garbled recommendation.” “It is very strange to

start with demolition, and only after demolition to commission an interpretation plan and simultaneously to adopt the emasculated site as a heritage item,” Professor Jack added. “I hope very much that the councillors of Gosford will show more percipience and firmly decide against demolishing Fairview homestead. “It is a nonsense to list the remaining property only after its principal feature has been deliberately destroyed,” Professor Jack said. Ms O’Neill then spoke of her love as a child of social history and her later understanding, through university studies, of the importance of social

history for families and communities. She said that the Mangrove Creek pioneers demonstrated the qualities that underpinned our Australian identity, a willingness to face the unknown and uncertainty with a belief in the future. She said that she was impressed by and enjoyed her visit to Dubbo Gully and Fairview Homestead and that she would look into ways that she may be able to assist with any future funding needs. “The committee remains resolute in its determination to carry this battle through and will be entering into further discussion with council later this month,” said Mr Andrews. “Overall, the open day was rated a great success by those who attended and by the organisers.”

entral Coast Branch Friends of the ABC are hosting a morning with Scott Bevan at the Central Coast Leagues Club on Wednesday, July 18, from 11am.


Email, 14 Jun 2012 Warren Andrews, Central Coast Heritage Committee

Mr Bevan hosts the nightly ABC News 24 program, The World, focusing on International and National news and is a fill-in host for the 7.30 Report. He began his career as print journalist at The Newcastle Herald in 1984. With a desire to use the Japanese language he studied at university, he moved to Tokyo in 1989 and stayed for 15 months. In 1991, he returned to Australia to become a television reporter, where he covered major events such

Retro disco to bring back Old Sydney Town

he Bring Back Old Sydney Town group will be holding a fancy dress retro disco on Friday, July 13, at 7:30pm to 11:30pm at Gosford Senior Citizen Centre.

“This is the first of a few exciting events we have planned for the future,” said campaign spokesperson Mr Jake Cassar. “We hope this event will be well attended and will help us build momentum for

the campaign, raise some funds for the set up costs of the association and for future events,” said Mr Cassar. “This will be a great opportunity for our group, some of who are ex-Old Sydney Town staff, to come

together and share ideas and experiences while building on our ever growing support base,” said Mr Cassar. Members of the group range from 20-year-olds to senior community members. The Central Coast’s D.J

Vinnie will be performing and guests are encouraged to wear whatever retro or old style fancy dress they wish. “I feel that this event will be really something special,” said Mr Cassar. Media Release, 25 Jun 2012 Jake Cassar, West Gosford

as the East Timor crisis, the Australian Embassy bombing and the Papua New Guinea and Banda Aceh tsunamis. In 2008, he was appointed the ABC’s Moscow Correspondent. In addition to pursuing journalism, Mr Bevan has written two plays and two books, including Battle Lines: Australian Artist at War. Email, 28 Jun 2012 Klaas Woldring, Friends of the ABC

Where do you get it? Following is a list of all good outlets where you can get your free 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

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Brisbane Water Historical Society) • Coach tours • School educational tours • Annual Street Stalls • Participation in History Heritage Week Celebration Margaret Pearce Fountains Road, Narara 4325 2270 3rdWed,Linux9.30am12.30pm @ East Gosford Fellowship of First Progress Hall Fleeters Central 4th Thur, Social + Coast For anyone Windows 12.15 – 3.15pm @ East Gosford Progress interested in early history Hall - Cnr Webb Rd & or early family histories. You don’t need to be a Henry Parry Drive First Fleeter to attend. Wyong RSL Club 2nd Sat 4362 1918 or 4324 10:30am 4323 1849 2740

Central Coast Art Society Bringing together artists and interested people for lectures, demonstrations and discussion. Weekly paint-outs each Tuesday - Call 4349 5860 for locations Workshops - 4363 1820 - 9.30am - 12.30pm 1st and 3rd Wed and Social Meetings 1.30pm 4th Seniors Computer Wed at Gosford City Club Central Coast Arts Centre. Demo by Inc. Guest artist E: publicity@ Classes for Beginners held Mon Tues. Also 4325 1420 classes Mon - Fri for most Community Groups programs - see website. All classes are 10am - 12md Rotary Club of or 1 - 3pm Kincumber & Kariong/Somersby District Neighbourhood This international service Centre. club exists to improve lives PC and Mac meetings held of communities in Australia at Avoca Beach Bowling and other countries. Join Club 1st Mon with a Guest us for fun-filled activities, Speaker fellowship and friendship at 4369 2530 breakfast at Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Rd Health Groups (opp Shell) - Fri 7:15am Asbestos Diseases 4340 4529 Found. of Aust. kersuebay@philliphouse. Central Coast Asbestos Diseases Support Wyoming Community Centre Local community cente that provides a wide range of programs and activities incl. Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, Blokes Breakfast’s, Community Markets, Out of School Hours Care, Play Groups . 4323 7483 manager@wyomingcc. Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre • Personal development • Community Garden • Counselling • Meditation

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s one of the Central Coast’s most prominent and respected businessmen, it was no surprise that the funeral service of 87 year old Henry ‘Harvey’ Porter filled the entire Greenway Chapel at Green Point.


osford Regional Gallery announced the four contemporary artists selected for this year’s Gosford Artist Residency as Wendy Abel Campbell, Kath Fries, Kylie Rose McLean and Janet Meaney.

The chosen artists were based in a vacant shop in the Imperial Shopping Centre from Monday, June 18, to Friday, June 29. Each artist was selected to create a work of art that encapsulated the Gosford Central Business District, its people, places, past, present and future. Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre curator Mr Tim Braham said this year’s selected artists aimed to create works that put


residents in touch with their local community. “The works highlighted both the history and the potential of the Gosford CBD, showcased individuals and aspects of our region which we hope challenged residents to consider our city in a new light. “We hope the artists’ works evoked past memories as well as illuminated future possibilities and opportunities. “There were some very interesting artworks and performances on display this year, including Janet Meaney who offered to iron for residents while they engaged in conversation

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The markets will run from 8am until 2pm and will continue on the second Sunday of each month. The markets will feature a large range of organic fruit and vegetables, organic dry goods, free range eggs, hot food stalls, clothing stalls and entertainment. Letter, 27 Jun 2012 Margaret Pontifex, Mangrove Mountain and Districts Community Group

Mr Porter was set to be the youngest Australian air pilot ever, but an onset of meningitis stopped him from sitting his final ticket and consequently he was forced to forge a new career path. What followed was time out at sea as an engineer, working on ships with the biggest engines in the world before returning ashore to set down his roots in Gosford. When Mr Porter started his own ready-mix concreting business in Cessnock, cement was mixed by hand, thrown in the back of a ute and driven to the work site. In later years Harvey started his own ready-mix concreting business at West Gosford which would see him complete one dinosaur of a job and give him the credit for the concrete construction of the Australian Reptile Park’s famous roadside giant Ploddy. After being bought out by BMG, Harvey managed their quarry at Peats Ridge for many years while forging other testaments to his name along the way, including setting up the Institute of Quarries, and becoming the chairman of the local sub branch as well as becoming a life member of the Gosford Rotary, having been the president of the Club. If Mr Porter wasn’t racing boats at the Central Coast Aquatic Club, his love of fishing would see him out on the water casting a line in the perfect spots. Skiing was another much loved past time of Mr Porter, as well as hunting and spending weekends enjoying property at Scone with the family. The outpouring of sympathy from friends at Mr Porter’s moving service at Greenway Chapel and Memorial Gardens was testimony to the kind of man he was. Despite working in

management positions, Harvey was not afraid of getting his hands dirty and mentored a myriad of people throughout his career. He always went the extra mile to help others. As a dedicated family man, Mr Porter left behind his beloved wife, three children, eight grandchildren and great

granddaughter. Harvey’s love for his family and remarkable career is ingrained on all the lives he touched and his status as one of the Central Coast’s most admired and benevolent men will always remain. Media Release, 15 June 2012 Dana Hardes, Brilliant Logic

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Holstein promotes Timebanking for volunteers inister for citizenship and communities Mr Victor Dominello joined Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein in promoting Timebanking, an innovative way to increase volunteering, on Tuesday, June 26, at the Niagara Park Community Centre.


Mr Dominello joined more than 40 local volunteers at Volunteering Central Coast to explain how they can become involved in the new NSW government initiative.

“Timebanking allows volunteers to ‘bank’ the time they spend helping others and ‘cash in’ when they need help in return. “For example, volunteers

can earn time credit by providing a volunteer service to another timebank member, like babysitting or computer lessons, which they can then redeem later

Central Coast Sports History Central Coast Grandstand will include articles on the history of various sports on the Coast, with photographs where possible, subject to space available in each edition. Many of our readers have shown a great deal of interest in having historical information included in our papers and while sport is usually about here and now, we

should not forget past achievements. If you would like your sport, club, school or team included and have information and photographs, please send them to us for consideration. Contact details are on page 2.

on a service they need, like driving or help around the house,” said Mr Dominello. “The tender process to find a provider of the timebanking service on the Central Coast has now started and expressions of interest are being called for. “This is the first time in Australia that timebanking will be trialled as a way to foster meaningful community engagement and boost volunteering. “Local businesses will

also be able to get involved by donating goods or providing a discount to volunteers through their local timebank, thus encouraging local customers while also giving back to the people they serve,” Mr Dominello said. “One of the most exciting aspects of the timebanking concept is the way it promotes active participation in community life to help reduce social isolation.

“Timebanking makes it easier for people to have new relationships and real connections with others in their local community, through their volunteering work,” Mr Dominello said. “Volunteers make our community a great place and I hope that timebanking will encourage even more people to volunteer.” Media release, 26 Jun 2012 Laura Hoffman, Office of Victor Dominello

There are no restrictions but we would prefer to start with material prior to 1970. Where appropriate and space permits, we will also try and use some of this material in our other newspapers. L-R Darren Webber MP, Minister Dominello, Chris Holstein MP and Michelle Vanstone from Volunteering Central Coast.



Music Sounding Board Session Music Sounding Board Session was held at Lizotte’s last month to generate ideas for improving the music industry on the Central Coast.


The session attracted over 50 passionate guests who put forth ideas to be considered in the future strategy.

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New Hamlyn Terrace sporting facility

by Cameron Bell

yong Shire C o u n c i l officially opened the Hamlyn Terrace Community Centre and Sporting Facility on Saturday, May 26.


Mayor Cr Bob Graham opened the $8.5 million complex at 10.30am, but the festivities continued long after that, with junior soccer being played, a visit from the Central Coast Mariners and a jumping castle and face painting for the children. “This is a wonderful facility for the growing community of the greater Warnervale area,” mayor Cr Graham said. “Council staff and our contractors deserve a lot of praise for turning a five hectare site on the side of Minnesota Rd into one of the best sporting and community facilities in the Shire. “The co-location of the Warnervale Public School, sporting fields and community centre has created a tremendous central hub of activity and focal point for the community to meet and participate in local activities.” Besides the community centre and sports fields, the facility also includes a playground and picnic facilities, a shared pathway for walking and cycling, multipurpose courts for netball and basketball and petanque pitches. The ovals are equipped with competition standard lighting, a cricket pitch and practice nets. Manager of community and cultural development Ms Julie Vaughan said public art was also a feature of the new facility. “There are a number of stunning art sculptures

made from hardwood, ceramics and laser cut stainless steel integrated with the site that encompass sporting, social, ecological and rural themes,” Ms Vaughan said. “The public art sculptures have been developed by local artists through workshops with the community sporting groups and students from the nearby Warnervale Public School.” Ms Vaughan said the Community Centre was multi-purpose in design and provided a range of office, meeting and activity spaces. It also uses a solarpowered hot water system. “The Centre has proved very popular and is well utilised,” she said. “It accommodates Uniting Care Burnside’s Warnervale Family and Community Centre programs and is currently used for playgroups, dance, yoga, martial arts, craft and parenting courses.” The Community centre can also be hired for meetings, events and functions. The sporting facility was completed in time for the 2012 winter season and is home of the newest soccer club on the Central Coast, the Woongarrah Wildcats. In only two seasons, the Wildcats have experienced phenomenal growth and now boast 495 registered players, 49 teams and have committed club sponsors. The sporting facility also contains a number of sustainable development features including 500 kilolitres of underground water storage, recycled water used for irrigation and flushing and external lights programmed to conserve energy.

Mayor Bob Graham, who offiically opened the facility, with Mariners players Josh Rose, Daniel McBreen and Adam Kwasnik

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Wyong Council contributes $50,000

Issue 031



Council contributed a total of $51,810 towards the maintenance and operations of the six surf clubs in the Shire. An amount of $8635 was awarded to Lakes, Soldiers, The Entrance North, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay and Shelly Beach. Surf Life Saving Central Coast also received an $11,925 allocation from Council to ensure it continued to expand its services to benefit residents and tourists. Surf Life Saving Central Coast president Mr Stuart Harvey said his organisation was extremely grateful for Council’s ongoing support. “The funds received from Wyong Shire Council are invaluable in ensuring the future financial sustainability of the service that Surf Life Saving provides to the local beach going community,” Mr Harvey said. “These funds will be utilised to maintain the surf club facilities and assist in the purchase of essential lifesaving equipment. “Our six clubs and the branch are grateful for Wyong Shire Council’s continued acknowledgement of the service we provide and our importance to the community.” Mayor Cr Bob Graham

yong will host the Championship Division of the State age netball titles for the first time from Saturday, June 30, to Monday, July 2, thanks to the joint efforts of Wyong Netball Association and Wyong Shire Council.


One of the recipients, Soldiers Beach Surf Club

Joshua selected for Australia

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Mayor Bob Graham (right), presents a cheque to Surf Life Saving Central Coast president Stuart Harvey, at the Shelly Beach Surf Club. said that Council’s financial contribution to the clubs was aimed to assist with their ongoing expenses. “Although we have built two new clubs at Soldiers and Shelly Beach in the past 12 months, and also have a new club at Toowoon Bay, some of our other clubs still require money for maintenance work. “It is important we look after all our surf clubs because they are important

elements in our community and our volunteer surf lifesavers do a terrific job giving up their time on weekends to look after beach goers. “Anyone heading to our beaches should know that, if they listen and follow the direction of these trained volunteer life savers, they will have an enjoyable and safe time,” said mayor Cr Graham.

orthlakes High School student Joshua Glachan has been selected to represent Australia in the U16 boys’ oztag team in the World Cup to be held in December in New Zealand.


He has also represented Sydney North Schools in both the open touch and open football. Josh plays for the U16 Central Coast Mariners Football team who are currently leading the competition after 10 rounds.

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Baker Park to host netball championships

by Cameron Bell

yong Shire Council’s six surf clubs were presented with a cheque from Council on the night of Monday, June 4, to assist in their operations over the next 12 months.

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Mayor Cr Bob Graham described this as a major coup for Wyong and said Council was proud to support the Netball NSW State Age Championships with funds from its sporting sponsorship program. “The Championships are expected to provide a huge financial boost for the region with over 4030 netballers and spectators at Baker Park in Wyong alone. “All of these visitors bring dollars to this region, not to mention that these kinds of events provide for sporting opportunities and generate community pride. “I congratulate Wyong Netball Association on their great work in attracting this event to the area,” said Cr Graham. Wyong Netball

Association’s Christine Miles said the association was “really thrilled” to be holding this event. “The State Age Championships are the single largest sporting event held in the southern hemisphere every year. “We thank Wyong Shire Council for their support in helping us to secure this event,” Ms Miles said. Wyong Shire Council and the Wyong Netball Association have worked together for a number of years to invest in the netball facilities at Baker Park in order to win the prestigious sports event for the area. Six new courts have been built, other courts have been resurfaced, netball posts repaired and replaced and the car park improved. “Winning this event took much preparation and is a great example of how Council is able to work with local sports group like Wyong Netball Association to improve facilities and provide more opportunities to participate in sport,” Cr Graham said. “Sport is close to my heart, and this is what good sports development is all about.”


The Central Coast

Coast Community News - July 2, 2012 - Page 23


Gosford’s annual bowling carnival

Gosford successful in Pennants

John Gifford presenting winners M.Perovic,A.Pinkerton and P.Freestone.

s a mark of respect to Jack McInnerney, Gosford City Bowling Club held its annual carnival in his name on Monday, June 18.

or the fourth time, Gosford City Bowling Club has been successful in winning the RSL Number One pennant.


The final contest on Wednesday, June 27, was an indication that the title would not be won easily. Munmorah was the club’s final opponents

and, halfway through the contest, it looked like it was a foregone conclusion. Munmorah had other ideas when, with three ends to go, they were trailing by

one shot. Gosford was successful to the score of 40 to 34. Email, 27 Jun 2012 Rex Brown, Gosford City Bowling Club

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MON - 2 0050 - 0.31 0643 - 1.41 1223 - 0.40 1901 - 1.98 THU - 5 0326 - 0.18 0924 - 1.46 1504 - 0.40 2133 - 1.97 SUN - 8 0540 - 0.36 1149 - 1.43 1735 - 0.58 2348 - 1.59 WED - 11 0120 - 1.33 0743 - 0.56 1415 - 1.43 2030 - 0.74 SAT - 14 0321 - 1.18 0921 - 0.62 1604 - 1.49 2249 - 0.69

TUE - 3 0145 - 0.23 0740 - 1.43 1318 - 0.39 1955 - 2.02 FRI - 6 0326 - 0.18 0924 - 1.46 1504 - 0.40 2133 - 1.97 MON - 9 0620 - 0.44 1236 - 1.42 1828 - 0.65

WED - 4 0145 - 0.23 0740 - 1.43 1318 - 0.39 1955 - 2.02 SAT - 7 0326 - 0.18 0924 - 1.46 1504 - 0.40 2133 - 1.97 TUE - 10 0032 - 1.45 0701 - 0.51 1324 - 1.42 1925 - 0.71 FRI - 13 0321 - 1.18 0921 - 0.62 1604 - 1.49 2249 - 0.69 MON - 16 0033 - 0.54 0617 - 1.22 1151 - 0.57 1830 - 1.67

THU - 12 0216 - 1.23 0830 - 0.60 1510 - 1.45 2141 - 0.74 SUN - 15 0527 - 1.19 1105 - 0.60 1745 - 1.60

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With local members, nine different clubs formed 24 teams for the game of triples. Four games of 13 ends were played with a luncheon break after the second game.

An extremely close finish resulted in the winners being M Perovic, A Pinkerton and P Freestone with a score of four plus 35, over runnersup N Massey, D Neilson and D Morrison with a final score of 4 plus 34.

President John Gifford thanked and congratulated all bowlers for their participation. Email, 18 June 2012 Rex Brown, Gosford City Bowling Club

Point Clare wins in state knock-out he Point Clare boys’ soccer team played East Gosford in the third round of the state knock-out earlier this month.


The teams were evenly matched and both teams created goal scoring opportunities. At the 10 minute mark, Point Clare was awarded a penalty and Lachlan Muir made no mistake in sinking the ball into the net in an unstoppable shot. In the second half, Lachlan scored again with a shot that curved away from the keeper. Liam Trenbirth looked like he’d scored a header, but unfortunately, he was called off side. East Gosford scored a few minutes before full time, which led to a nervous last few minutes. Graham Porter, in only his third game as goal keeper, made some great saves. Sam Lappan, Jack Boyd, Tyrone Pedavoli and Gabe Williams, who are were the team’s backline, were tireless in defence and on many occasions saved the day. Newsletter, 26 Jun 2012 David Harris, Point Clare Public School

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Major sporting event held in Gosford


osford Netball Association hosted Division Two of the 2012 State Age Championships from Saturday, June 30, to Monday, July 2, at Adcock Park.

Gosford also fielded teams in all four age groups comprising U15, U14, U13 and U12 in the Championship Division at

Wyong. Three hundred and five (305) teams converged at Wyong (Championship Division), Gosford (Division

Two), Lakeside (Division Three) and Charlestown (Division Four) for the threeday competition which is regarded as one of the

biggest sporting events in the southern hemisphere. The State Age Championships, with charity partner The Kids Cancer Project, is one of Netball NSW’s marquee events, which features over 3600

participants in 305 teams from 86 Associations each year. Held during the winter school holiday period, the Championship brings together the best young netball talent from across

the State in three days of competition culminating in the crowning of the State Champions. Media Release, 29 Jun 2012 Victoria Bain, NSW Netball Limited

Kincumber declared champions incumber Pacific Dolphins were declared the 2012 Coast and Valley Short Course Champions at the competition held at Peninsula Leisure Centre in Woy Woy on the weekend of June 16 and 17.


The Club won with a score of 1378.5 points, followed by Hunter in second place on 1359.5 points and Mingara Aquatic on 1242.5 points in third place. The weekend saw 140 different events with 77 records broken. Coast and Valley Swimming Association

president David Hinds presented the Swimmer of the Meet awards following the championships seeing Bradley Woodward of Mingara Aquatic win the male competition with 138 points as well as breaking three individual records and two relay records. In the female competition Meg Bailey from the Hunter

club showed her skill scoring a massive 180 points and breaking nine records. Competition in the pool was high class and for many athletes a great lead up to NSW Country and State Age and Open Championships in July and August. Email, 21 Jun 2012 Andrew Jones, CVSA

CVSA President David Hinds presenting the Male Swimmer of the Meet Award to Bradley Woodward of Mingara Aquatic Swim Club

CVSA President David Hinds presents the Champion Club Award to Kincumber Pacific Dolphins

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