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he Land and Environment Court has declared that the consent given by Gosford Council for an 800-seat meeting hall in Macdonalds Rd, Lisarow, was invalid.

The decision, which resulted from action taken by Lisarowraid Inc. was delivered on Friday, October 12. The development plans were approved in May of this year by Gosford Council despite recommendations for refusal by Council’s town planners on two occasions over the last two years. Both planning reports had concluded that the development was inappropriate for the area, with town planning principles highlighting that the proposed building and intended scale of usage were out of character for the area designated scenic protection rural (conservation). “Councillor approval not only ignored those two recommendations but dictated increased changes of rural streetscape with additional works including major road reconstruction of urban style, the removal of and threatened damage to trees, all compounded by heavier traffic in the area,” said Lisarowraid secretary Mr Stanley Crellin. “State planning law does not allow objectors to challenge such planning

decisions on ‘merit’ grounds, despite the community having clearly expressed major concern

that Lisarowraid Inc. commenced class four proceedings, challenging the validity of the consent.

plans of review are uncertain. “Council is armed with thorough and detailed reports from its officers recommending refusal, and we see no reason for the current councillors

flawed approval. “If the councillors are not inclined to act in accordance with their officers’ recommendations, we urge that they take advantage of this

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regarding impacts of the proposal, and reluctance of some then councillors to seriously address the issues. “Objectors can seek only ‘judicial review’, and it was for that reason

“The court, with Council and the developer’s agreement, accepted that the approval process was deeply flawed and declared the consent to be invalid. “At this stage Council’s

to move away from that recommendation. “Certainly Council could not feel comfortable, given the history of the application, simply acting to rubber-stamp the

opportunity to fully reconsider the proposal in accordance with council policies and law. “This mandates either allowing council officers to determine the application

under full delegation, accepting and acting in accordance with the officers’ recommendation or, should Council wish to act contrary to recommendation, seeking IDEP (Independent Development and Environment Panel) or external expert review. “It should be recognised that the ‘additional works’ that had been proposed were outside the parameters of the original proposal and therefore not accorded full and proper assessment. In seeking that approach, we acknowledge our current Council’s gracious readiness to accede to the decision of the court, and trust our further negotiations are met with an understanding of a constructive approach. “With a desire to protect environment and amenity for all, Lisarowraid Inc. appeals for continuing involvement and support from all who have seen this proposed development as a threat, not just to the immediate neighbourhood, but one that could easily be replicated in many other valued rural residential areas of our city of Gosford,” said Mr Crellin. Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Stanley Crellin, Lisarowraid Inc.


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Having come on just seven minutes earlier for hardworking young marksman Mitchell Duke, McBreen fired past former Mariners’ custodian Danny Vukovic to earn the home team a narrow, but ultimately deserved victory. In front of 9,192 fans, the Mariners looked resplendent in all pink kits as they ran out in perfect conditions for football at Gosford’s idyllic bayside arena. Their one-off look was to help promote Pink Ribbon Day to be held on Monday, October 22, and seemed to win the support of the home faithful with hundreds of aficionados arriving at the ground decked out in their own unique pink attire. The opening half of the game was a tussle, with neither side able to craft many clear cut opportunities to open the scoring. Veteran defender Patrick Zwaanswijk had a good chance to open his account for the season and put the Mariners ahead, however, his low drive from a free kick in the 23rd minute was well saved by Vukovic. In the 32nd minute, it

was Glory who were on the attack via another former Mariners favourite Dean Heffernan. Sharp goalkeeping from Mathew Ryan, however, thwarted the Perth raid. Just before the half-time break, impressive defender Trent Sainsbury headed over the cross bar from a Mile Sterjovski free kick. The second stanza was a more entertaining affair, with the pace quickening and both teams looking more likely to break the deadlock. Sterjovski was proving an influential figure against his former Club as he combined down the right side with Duke on numerous occasions. But in the 68th minute, all nearly went awry for the home team. A lapse in concentration by captain John Hutchinson let in the Glory who powered forward, however, Sainsbury’s timely intervention halted the Glory counter attack and spared Hutchinson’s blushes in his 150th Hyundai A-League appearance. Having stopped a goal down one end, Sainsbury proved influential in McBreen’s winner just two minutes later. The Western Australian born youngster fired a pinpoint pass to the former Falkirk and York City man, who controlled with his left foot before firing home with his right. McBreen lapped up his fine finish, celebrating in style as he pumped his

Bernie Ibini watches as Perth’s Jacob Burns misses the ball See the back page for more images of the Central Coast Mariners clash with Perth Glory Photos: ValsPix

chest and ran to rejoice with the fans in Bluetongue’s western grandstand. Despite a few late half chances, McBreen’s goal proved to be all the home team needed to ensure they claimed their first win of the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League campaign. Post-match, Mariners’ boss Graham Arnold said he was pleased that his team showed improvement from their round one draw against A-League new boys Western Sydney Wanderers. “Last week was probably a five and today was about a

six [out of 10],” Arnold said. “We can do much better and we have to do much better. “The standard of the A-League is going up and we need to go up with it. “I don’t want us to be in form in October, we weren’t last year. “We build into the season and it’s important that we’re fit and we grind out results and we’re strong defensively.” Arnold also shared his delight with the performance of 20 year old defender Sainsbury.

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“A lot of people were worried and concerned when we lost Alex Wilkinson but I have a lot of faith in Australian youngsters and Trent Sainsbury who has been with us for two years has had to sit back and be patient. “He has learnt the ropes off ‘Wilko’ (Wilkinson) and Patrick (Zwaanswijk) and I thought today he was superb,” he said. Arnold said he believed the Mariners would have to lift again against northern foes Newcastle Jets on Saturday, October 20, when

the two teams meet in an F3 Derby at Hunter Stadium. “We will have to go up another couple of levels because I thought Newcastle were very good against Sydney in a wonderful spectacle. “It’s still a work in progress and we will only get better,” said Arnold. Central Coast Mariners: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic (5. Zachary Anderson 90+3’), 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke (2. Daniel McBreen 63’), 21. Mile Sterjovski (8. Adriano Pellegrino 78’) Substitutes not used: 20. Justin Pasfield (Gk) Yellow Cards: Zwaanswijk 35’, Bojic 60’ Red Cards: Nil Perth Glory: 1. Danny Vukovic (Gk), 3. Seb van den Brink, 4. Billy Mehmet, 7. Jacob Burns (c), 8. Dean Heffernan (12. Ryo Nagai 76’), 10. Liam Miller, 13. Travis Dodd, 14. Steven McGarry (6. Nick Ward 79’), 19. Joshua Risdon, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Michael Thwaite Substitutes not used: 5. Steve Pantaledis, 39. Devon Spence (Gk) Yellow Cards: Thwaite 12’, Burns 23’, Mehmet 81’, Miller 90’ Red Cards: Nil Attendance: 9,192 Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium Referee: Jarred Gillett

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he Land and Environment Court has declared that the consent given by Gosford Council for an 800-seat meeting hall in Macdonalds Rd, Lisarow, was invalid.

The decision, which resulted from action taken by Lisarowraid Inc. was delivered on Friday, October 12. The development plans were approved in May of this year by Gosford Council despite recommendations for refusal by Council’s town planners on two occasions over the last two years. Both planning reports had concluded that the development was inappropriate for the area, with town planning principles highlighting that the proposed building and intended scale of usage were out of character for the area designated scenic protection rural (conservation). “Councillor approval not only ignored those two recommendations but dictated increased changes of rural streetscape with additional works including major road reconstruction of urban style, the removal of and threatened damage to trees, all compounded by heavier traffic in the area,” said Lisarowraid secretary Mr Stanley Crellin. “State planning law does not allow objectors to challenge such planning

decisions on ‘merit’ grounds, despite the community having clearly expressed major concern

that Lisarowraid Inc. commenced class four proceedings, challenging the validity of the consent.

plans of review are uncertain. “Council is armed with thorough and detailed reports from its officers recommending refusal, and we see no reason for the current councillors

flawed approval. “If the councillors are not inclined to act in accordance with their officers’ recommendations, we urge that they take advantage of this

The site for the proposed development

regarding impacts of the proposal, and reluctance of some then councillors to seriously address the issues. “Objectors can seek only ‘judicial review’, and it was for that reason

“The court, with Council and the developer’s agreement, accepted that the approval process was deeply flawed and declared the consent to be invalid. “At this stage Council’s

to move away from that recommendation. “Certainly Council could not feel comfortable, given the history of the application, simply acting to rubber-stamp the

opportunity to fully reconsider the proposal in accordance with council policies and law. “This mandates either allowing council officers to determine the application

under full delegation, accepting and acting in accordance with the officers’ recommendation or, should Council wish to act contrary to recommendation, seeking IDEP (Independent Development and Environment Panel) or external expert review. “It should be recognised that the ‘additional works’ that had been proposed were outside the parameters of the original proposal and therefore not accorded full and proper assessment. In seeking that approach, we acknowledge our current Council’s gracious readiness to accede to the decision of the court, and trust our further negotiations are met with an understanding of a constructive approach. “With a desire to protect environment and amenity for all, Lisarowraid Inc. appeals for continuing involvement and support from all who have seen this proposed development as a threat, not just to the immediate neighbourhood, but one that could easily be replicated in many other valued rural residential areas of our city of Gosford,” said Mr Crellin. Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Stanley Crellin, Lisarowraid Inc.

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Height restrictions eased to support Key site development ne of Wyong Council’s Iconic Development Sites will proceed to public exhibition following a determination from the State Government to allow a Planning Proposal for the site.

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The move by the State Government opened the door to develop the Key site on the corner of Marine Pde and The Entrance Rd at The Entrance. The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Council’s zoning instrument to permit additional building height on the site. “This is not a Development Application and it doesn’t mean the applicants will start building tomorrow,” said Cr Bob Graham. “I look forward to the Development Application actually coming into Council and the first sod being turned, but that timeframe is completely up to the proponent,” said Cr Graham. Council’s manager of place management Mr Paul Bowditch said the move by the State Government was extremely positive for the future of Council’s Iconic Development Sites program. “What this proves is that the State Government has further endorsed Council’s Iconic Sites process, which is a step

forward not just for The Entrance, but for all of our other identified Iconic Development Sites in the Shire,” said Mr Bowditch. “This is a win for our process and a win for The Entrance community. “We look forward to being able to announce further good news in the future in regard to our Iconic Sites across the Shire and the community and developers can have confidence that our process is working and the State Government is being very supportive of our work,” said Mr Bowditch. At the end of 2010, Council identified 28 iconic development sites around the Shire as having the potential to provide an economic stimulus to the Shire and create jobs. One of those was the Key site in The Entrance, and Council set a process in motion that could eventually see a $45 million development built on the site creating around 100 fulltime jobs. The Key site has long been vacant and has

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aniel McBreen’s classy 70th minute strike ensured the Central Coast Mariners won their first home game of the season 1-0 over Perth Glory at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday, October 14.

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gone through numerous owners over the past three decades. The site has also been the subject of proposals that have never progressed. Council has established a strong relationship with the current land owners and developers to the point where they have submitted a proposal that includes retail and food outlets, 93 apartments, and almost 400 jobs including 120 on completion. In June, Council voted to initiate a planning proposal and forward it onto the State Government, seeking permission to vary Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) in order to relax height restrictions for the development to proceed. The State Government put Council’s request through a Gateway Process, and the proposal was endorsed subject to conditions. “This is the first of our Iconic Development Sites to go through this process and reach this stage,” said Mr Bowditch.

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the development was in the public interest and, added to a host of other concerns, it could have been grounds for refusal. “However, on its own, it is insufficient to support a refusal,” said Cr Doyle. “Issues such as traffic, trading hours, signage, Coles’ access, and parking were considered and addressed through conditions. “The residents’ concerns were very valid, and to breeze over them would have been a huge mistake,” he said. Cr Vicki Scott, however, said that she voted for approval because there “was no other viable option. “I really do appreciate that there were a high number of objections, and agree with some of the

objectors’ issues,” said Cr Scott. “However, in the end, the only matters we could deal with in the determination were those that would stand up in a court of law, compliance issues, and in this case all of those issues complied. “Whether we like it or not, food choices, the name of the company which applied for the development application, the fact that this business is best suited in a shop front in West St, the health issue and other factors do not stand up in the Land and Environment Court in defending a decision. “They are issues that are beyond the boundary of local government. “We had no choice but to approve the development application because it complies with the requirements. “I realise that many people will be disappointed, and I’m sorry about that. “On the positive side, I am pleased there will be about 120 jobs available. “Jobs for unemployed young people and students are important,” said Cr Scott. Cr Gabby Bowles said she too was also excited about the 100 plus jobs it would create. “I understand that some residents didn’t want McDonalds at all, but I believe that the conditions will result in a more positive development for the area,” she said. The site of the development, which will require the demolition of five houses, adjoins the redeveloped service station to the south on the corner of West St and Ocean Beach Rd and a physiotherapy clinic to the north. The refurbished supermarket and adjacent car park is located to the east of the development. The business will trade from 6am until midnight seven days a week and will have a floor area of 412.29 square metres. The building will have a standard McDonalds corporate visual appearance. It will include 50 internal seats, 25 external seats and 12 seats in a party room. Gosford Council Agenda ENV.84, 2 Oct 2012 Kaitlin Watts, 10 Oct 2012

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“The restaurant will provide employment for not only young unemployed people but also students, both of whom will benefit not only from the wages but also from the excellent training, which McDonalds provides,” said Cr Ward. A total of 160 separate submissions and petitions containing over 2000 signatures were received in reference to the development. The council staff report in the council meeting agenda claimed most of the objections were made from individuals who did not reside in the immediate locality. Cr Craig Doyle said that the number of signatures objecting against the proposal warranted an answer as to whether or not

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raised by the community such as reducing trading hours, traffic safety measures to stop children running directly across the road to the McDonalds entrance and who genuinely expressed sympathy to the surrounding residents. “It is never easy to make decisions when there has been such community disquiet,” said Cr Morris. Deputy mayor Cr Bob Ward said employment was a big contributor to his decision. “With a Central Coast unemployment level of around 6.7 per cent compared with the state average of 5.5 per cent and youth unemployment of around 35 per cent, I was particularly impressed with this commitment to provide over 100 casual and part time jobs.

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Gosford Council has voted 9-1 to permit a fast food store in Ocean Beach Rd, Umina. The controversial McDonalds proposal faced opposition from more than 2000 signatories to petitions objecting to the development. Mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said although he understood there were a lot of residents upset about the McDonalds development in Umina, “it was very hard for the councillors to reject the proposal because the development ticked all the boxes”. “It will bring 120 jobs, mostly casual and part time, to the area and this helps with the huge youth unemployment on the Central Coast plus the 50 jobs it will create in building of the development,” he said. Only new Greens Cr Hillary Morris opposed the application at the council meeting on Tuesday, October 2. “Whilst I understand the rezoning of this particular parcel of land made the refusal of the McDonalds development application impractical in terms of litigation challenges, I remain unconvinced that traffic movement is not going to be compromised,” said Cr Morris. The site was previously zoned Residential 2(b) until the LEP 471 was made which rezoned the site to General Business 3(a). Cr Morris said she was aware that the development had received sanction from both the Roads and Maritime Service and the police in relation to traffic movement, but said she knew traffic on the road was of concern because it was raised in Council’s own DCP 159 Character Statement for Umina. “Ocean Beach Rd is a major local thoroughfare that provides high levels of accessibility but also generates peak hour traffic congestion, extending eastwards from a gateway intersection with an arterial intersection. “I feel with the added burden of traffic entering and exiting McDonalds, coupled with a bus stop and cycleway, it could become even more problematic. “I would like to praise those councillors who endeavoured to find solutions to the concerns

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“We are currently working with the Department of Planning to address the conditions imposed and consult with the nominated government agencies. “Having said that, we expect to have a proposal for the Key site on exhibition later in the year,” said Mr Bowditch. Part of the incentives in terms of the relaxation

of height restrictions for developers means the proponents have also had to factor in significant public benefits in their plans along with the need to provide a building that embraces the concepts of design excellence and green building design. In this case, the public benefit comes to $1.55 million worth of improvements to the

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State of the City Report

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he first ever State of the City Report is now available to the Gosford City community.

The report details the progress made every four years against the Community Strategic Plan, known as Gosford 2025. The plan identifies Gosford’s main priorities and aspirations for the future, including where Gosford should be as a community in 2025 and what areas should be focused on to get there. Council’s deputy director environment and planning Mr Eddie Love said the report was prepared to check that the City was heading in the right direction. “The State of the City Report outlines our progress against the social, environment, economic and governance and leadership objectives

outlined in the Community Strategic Plan – Gosford 2025. “It is the first document prepared on behalf of the community that comments on the overall state of the Gosford Local Government Area and as such, is considered a foundation report. “Future reports will track community trends and inform long term planning for our region,” said Mr Love. Council is encouraging community leaders and key stakeholders to review this report to inform their future planning and delivery of local services. “This report is a reference point for discussion amongst our leaders and partners about opportunities for sharing

information so that all aspects of progress can be measured,” Mr Love added. In line with the four yearly Community Strategic Planning cycle, the next State of the City Report is due in September 2016. The State of the City Report is now available to the community at Council’s Libraries, Customer Service Centres and on Council’s website. Copies of the report have also been sent to community and business leaders, applicable organisations, relevant Members of Parliament and other appropriate authorities.

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Child followed at Kariong

CareFlight and ambulance teams combine to stabilise the injured motor bike rider on Grants Rd at Somersby

olice are appealing for information after a girl was approached by an unknown male in Kariong on Wednesday, October 17.

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Just after 4:45pm, the 13 year old girl alighted from a bus on Langford Dr, Kariong. A short distance into her walk home, she said she noticed a dark blue 4WD travelling at low speed behind her. As she turned into Lowe Place, the vehicle continued to follow her.

The teenager walked to the nearest house, and the vehicle turned around and slowly drove away. At no stage, did the driver speak with the girl. The driver is described as a male of Caucasian appearance, about 25 to 35 years old, of thin build with dark curly hair.

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The girl could only recall that the man was wearing a white singlet and sunglasses. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media release, 18 Oct 2012 NSW Police Media

roadside paddock became an improvised helipad on Saturday, October 13, to allow a CareFlight doctor to treat an injured motor bike rider at Somersby.

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Ambulance paramedics called the rapid-response trauma team to the crash on Grants Rd near the intersection of Wisemans Ferry Rd just before 2pm. The CareFlight doctor said the 50 year old man

was riding a motor bike which collided with a 4WD utility, leaving the rider initially unconscious and with a fractured arm. The man regained consciousness as he was treated on the road by the

paramedics and trauma doctor. He was flown by CareFlight to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. Media Release, 13 Oct 2012 Ian Badham, CareFlight


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Community First offer Agricultural school proposal causes concern first homebuyer’s grant

entral Coast residents are now eligible for the one-off $2000 Headstart grant from Community First Credit Union when purchasing their first home.

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Joint Regional Planning Panel meeting will be held at the Mangrove Mountain Hall on Thursday, October 25, from 4pm, regarding the agricultural school development proposal at Mangrove Mountain.

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The development has been the subject of community concern due to its immediate locality above the catchment to Gosford’s water supply and above a reserve with animal habitats.

The community has also raised concerns relating to the dilapidated roads which they fear would be put under further pressure by the development. Concerned community

members have been encouraged to write to local councillors and express their views on the development. Flyer, 15 Oct 2012 Our Mountain Community

Community First Credit Union is offering the grant in the wake of the NSW Government First Home Owners and First Home Plus grants being withdrawn. The Headstart grant will be paid at settlement to first home buyers who apply for a Community First Credit Union mortgage and is open to all real estate first timers whether buying or investing in new or established properties. “The NSW government has just withdrawn its First Home Owners incentives which previously helped first home buyers into existing homes and we’re very concerned about how tough it is to now buy your first home on the Central Coast,” said Community First’s Erina Financial Services manager Mr Steve Wedderburn. “For example, residents in Gosford alone (one of the top 20 postcodes by value to have received the grant), received a total of $6,293,435 in NSW First Home Owners Government subsidies between September 2011 and August 2012, with 461

First Home Owners Grants and 299 First Home Plus Grants being approved. “To help breach the financial gap created by these changes, we’re offering the $2,000 First Home Owners Headstart Grant to applicants who settle on a first-ever property, with a Community First Credit Union home loan. “The $2,000 First Home Buyer Headstart Grant can be used to help cover costs such as ‘lenders mortgage insurance’, removalist fees, legal costs and so on, or it can be used to finance some furniture or whitegoods. “The $2,000 bonus will be paid at the same time as settlement of the property. “In a boost for real estate investment, Community First Credit Union is not limiting the $2,000 bonus to owneroccupiers. “We’re seeing the emergence of younger people, whose first-ever sortie into real estate is via an investment property. “Usually these investors choose to stay at home with mum and dad, while their

tenants help to pay off the mortgage. “It’s a smart strategy and we’d like to help these firsttime landlords achieve their real estate goals by offering them the $2,000 First Home Buyer Headstart Grant, as long as it’s their first property,” he said. According to Mr Wedderburn, Community First is able to offer incentives such as the First Home Buyer Headstart Grant because the credit union is a customer owned organisation. “We’re a communityfocused financial institution, and rather than paying our profits to investors, we can reach out to members of the Central Coast community with incentives such as the $2,000 Headstart Grant. “We also deliver value to Central Coast through superior service, an extensive range of lending and banking products, lower fees and very competitive interest rates,” he said. Media release, 16 Oct 2012 Steve Wedderburn, Community First Credit Union

Community to comment on draft dog strategy

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osford Council has placed its Draft Dogs in Open Spaces Strategy on exhibition for public comment.

The Draft Strategy will provide principles, strategies and specific recommendations relating to the management of dogs in open spaces. Gosford Council’s

coordinator of parks, playgrounds and foreshore Ms Kim Radford said the Draft Strategy was the result of comprehensive community consultation.

“We have been researching and collating a great deal of information over a six month period which has included surveys, interviews, site visits and public meetings with

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Gosford Local Government Area,” said Ms Radford. A copy of the Draft Strategy will be available at Council’s Customer Service Centres, the Erina Centre, Kincumber Library, Woy Woy Library, and the Gosford Council Administration Building.

The exhibition period for the Draft Dogs in Open Spaces Strategy will run until Wednesday, November 7. All submissions must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, November 21. Media release, 16 Oct 2012 Gosford Council Media

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Timetable change Broadband in Gosford provides extra complete in 12 months weekend seats C

hanges made to the CityRail timetable from Sunday, October 21, have provided around 8500 extra seats each weekend across 24 services between Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney.

Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said the changes were made to provide more capacity on these increasingly popular services. “Extra seats mean more capacity and increased comfort for customers,” Mr Holstein said. “The increase in seats is made possible by new trains being introduced to the network.” The 7:50am, 8:50am, 1:50pm and 6:50pm Wyong to Central weekend services and 5:45am, 6:45am, 11:45am and 4:45pm

BN Co has released detailed maps showing where further construction of the National Broadband Network (NBN) will start around Gosford.

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actually rolling out the fibre. “Twelve months from now, construction of the NBN in Gosford should be completed, and will drive a new wave of innovation on the Coast. “A standard NBN connection to the home or office is free, and retail services are already available on the NBN from around $30 a month with no line rental. “The National Broadband Network is about preparing Australia for the future. “It’s about ensuring that the Coast gets our fair share

as the world and our local economy changes. “From seeing your local doctor from home, to your kids being able to take a specialist class at another school or tele-commuting to work a couple of days a week, the NBN will change the way we live, work, and access services and I’m delighted that here on the Coast, we will be among the first to benefit,” said Ms O’Neill. Media Release, 15 Oct 2012 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP

selected services earlier this year. He said these timetable changes paved the way for a major overhaul of the train timetable which will be introduced by the NSW Government late next year. “Work is now underway on a significant rewrite of the train timetable, which will see widespread improvements across the network, including more services and faster journey times for commuters.” Media Release, 15 Oct 2012 Chris Holstein MP

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“The new maps show that over the next 12 months, thousands more homes and businesses in Gosford, West Gosford, and Narara will be on the way to having access to fast, reliable broadband through the NBN’s fibre network,” said Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill. “This is really exciting for local families and business in Gosford,” Ms O’Neill said. Residents in these suburbs will start to see NBN Co workers locally doing the detailed planning and inspections and then

Central to Gosford weekend services have increased from four to eight carriages and are now operating as air-conditioned Oscar trains. The 11:21pm Newcastle to Gosford weekend service and the 10:15am, 11:15am and 12:15pm Central to Newcastle weekend services have also increased from four to eight carriages and will operate using V-set trains. Mr Holstein said Central Coast train customers are already benefitting from the addition of around 33,000 extra seats a week on

olice from Brisbane Water Local Area Command are appealing for help following the theft of a large amount of cash from an unmarked cash-in-transit vehicle from Erina on Monday, October

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About 2:50pm, two security guards were doing their cash collections from various licensed clubs and business on the Central Coast in an unmarked armoured vehicle. The security officers drove into the car park of Erina Leagues Club and parked while they walked inside to collect the cash. Upon returning to their vehicle, the security guards

continued onto the bank where they went to deposit the takings when they’ve discovered two bags of cash missing. Early investigations suggest the bags may have been stolen from the unmarked vehicle while it was parked outside the leagues club in Erina. Police are seeking information from any members of the community

who may have been in the Erina Leagues Club car park about 2:50pm on Monday, October 15, and may have seen someone acting suspicious. Anyone with information should contact Gosford Police Station on 43 235 499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media Release, 16 Oct 2012 NSW Police Media

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he Liberal Party were in front for B Ward with 9,788 votes in Lloyd Taylor, is likely to potentially miss out on a polling just 7.75 per cent the Wyong Council election at the time the Wyong Regional gain a seat, with 14.53 seat with a quota of 0.58. of the formal votes and a per cent of the formal It’s still too close to quota of only 0.46. Chronicle went to press.

The B Ward Liberal Party led by Cr Lynne Webster, was in front with 26.60 per cent of the formal vote and a quota of 1.60. B Ward Independent

and most recent mayor Cr Bob Graham is certain to serve another term with 20.98 per cent of the formal vote and a quota of 1.26. B Ward ALP head of

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ticket Cr Lisa Matthews is certain to serve another term, with 20.48 per cent of the formal votes and a quota of 1.23. Save Tuggerah Lake’s B Ward party, led by Mr

vote and a quota of 0.87. Current B Ward Independent Cr Doug Eaton, Wyong Council’s longest serving councillor, has just 9.67 per cent of the formal vote and could

call and that fifth seat could go to Tyson May, the number two person on the Liberal Party ticket. The B Ward Central Coast Greens have missed out on a seat,

The results are subject to change, as official results were scheduled to be finalised on Saturday, September 15. Website, 14 Sep 2012 Electoral Commission NSW

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The delegates met with council to find out about development opportunities in the Shire, with council presenting an outline of economic opportunities in the Shire and an overview of future planning projects. Delegates were given a full overview of the Warnervale Chinese Cultural Theme Park proposal by the Australia China Foundation Association (ACFA). “Council is delighted to be one of the few select areas chosen to visit by this delegation of Chinese Government officials,” said mayor, Cr Bob Graham. “What it shows is that we have a strong reputation when it comes to future proposals involving economic development in the Shire. “Our visitors were very keen to learn about

Cr Bob Graham and Cr Doug Eaton meet with representatives of the Beijing Government at Council’s Civic Centre

a lot of projects we have currently and projects that are coming up and how we go about managing these projects. “It is a great coup for Council to have our work recognised at an International level,” said

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Cr Graham. Last year, an agreement was signed between the Australia China Foundation Association (ACFA) and Wyong Council to investigate a site at Warnervale as the

potential home of a Chinese Cultural Theme Park. The agreement allowed the proponents to investigate a potential 15 hectare site, on Council land, for the purpose of constructing

the $500 million Cultural Theme Park. The ACFA required access to Council land in order to fully develop a proposal that would have a detailed business plan, financial strategy, benefits and costs, to

enable them to go back to China and source additional funding to raise the necessary capital for the project. “We know this project already has the support of sectors of the Chinese Government which is critical for getting corporate support in China,” said Cr Graham. “This has the potential to be one of the biggest tourism developments in New South Wales in a number of years and also create more than 1,000 jobs in the local area. “The delegation was certainly very interested in being briefed on the progress of this development and they were very enthusiastic about the work Council has done to assist in getting it to this level,” said Cr Graham. Council expects to make a further statement about the proposed Chinese Cultural Theme Park in the coming months. Media Release, 17 Sep 2012 Wyong Council Media Email, 26 Sep 2012 Cameron Bell, Wyong Shire Council

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ne of Wyong Council’s Iconic Development Sites will proceed to public exhibition following a determination from the State Government to allow a Planning Proposal for the site.

The move by the State Government opened the door to develop the Key site on the corner of Marine Pde and The Entrance Rd at The Entrance. The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Council’s zoning instrument to permit additional building height on the site. “This is not a Development Application and it doesn’t mean the applicants will start building tomorrow,” said Cr Bob Graham. “I look forward to the Development Application actually coming into Council and the first sod being turned, but that timeframe is completely up to the proponent,” said Cr Graham. Council’s manager of place management Mr Paul Bowditch said the move by the State Government was extremely positive for the future of Council’s Iconic Development Sites program. “What this proves is that the State Government has further endorsed Council’s Iconic Sites process, which is a step

forward not just for The Entrance, but for all of our other identified Iconic Development Sites in the Shire,” said Mr Bowditch. “This is a win for our process and a win for The Entrance community. “We look forward to being able to announce further good news in the future in regard to our Iconic Sites across the Shire and the community and developers can have confidence that our process is working and the State Government is being very supportive of our work,” said Mr Bowditch. At the end of 2010, Council identified 28 iconic development sites around the Shire as having the potential to provide an economic stimulus to the Shire and create jobs. One of those was the Key site in The Entrance, and Council set a process in motion that could eventually see a $45 million development built on the site creating around 100 fulltime jobs. The Key site has long been vacant and has

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gone through numerous owners over the past three decades. The site has also been the subject of proposals that have never progressed. Council has established a strong relationship with the current land owners and developers to the point where they have submitted a proposal that includes retail and food outlets, 93 apartments, and almost 400 jobs including 120 on completion. In June, Council voted to initiate a planning proposal and forward it onto the State Government, seeking permission to vary Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) in order to relax height restrictions for the development to proceed. The State Government put Council’s request through a Gateway Process, and the proposal was endorsed subject to conditions. “This is the first of our Iconic Development Sites to go through this process and reach this stage,” said Mr Bowditch.

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ticket is headed by Mr Luke Nayna, who at 24, is set to be Wyong Council’s youngest ever councillor. Current A Ward Independent Cr Greg Best is certain to serve another term, with 19.11 per cent of the formal vote and a quota of 1.15. A Ward Save Tuggerah Lakes’ candidate, Mr Adam Troy, is also expected to gain a seat, with 12.75 per cent of the formal vote and a quota of 0.80. Current Central Coast Greens Cr Sue

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of height restrictions for developers means the proponents have also had to factor in significant public benefits in their plans along with the need to provide a building that embraces the concepts of design excellence and green building design. In this case, the public benefit comes to $1.55 million worth of improvements to the

public domain in The Entrance, which will be determined in due course. The State Government will assess the final planning proposal and, if they are happy with it, arrange for a legal document to be drafted and the LEP officially amended. Media release, 26 Sep 2012 Wyong Council Media

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osford Council has refused to grant consent for the subdivision of a rural property on Taylor Rd, Lisarow into six lots.

The proposal detailed that Lots one to three would have had an area of 600 square metres and a frontage width to Taylor’s Rd of 15 metres while Lot four would have had an area of 661 square metres and a

frontage of 18.33 metres to Taylor Rd. Lot Five would have had an area of 694 square metres and a frontage to Taylors Rd of 20 metres while the proposed Lot six would have contained the

balance of the site, had an area of 1.0875 hectares and a frontage and access handle of six metres to Taylors Rd. Lots one to five would have been vacant while Lot six would have contained an existing dwelling house. The proposal was refused due to a non-compliance with the minimum lot size

as well as being considered inconsistent with the provisions of the draft Gosford LEP 2009, the objectives of the 7(c2) of which the property is zoned and DCP 130. While subdivision of land zoned 7(c2) is permitted with consent, Gosford Council’s director of environment and planning Ms Colleen Worthy-Jennings concluded in the report that the proposal was inconsistent with the objectives of the

zone. This was due to the removal of a number of existing trees and the erection of five additional dwellings which would impact the aesthetic and scenic values in the area, due to the creation of five additional lots along the western side of Taylors Rd. A number of public submissions were received in relation to the application which concerned the lack of a Waste Management

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oday, most Australians would be horrified if any level of government condoned the extermination of a native animal species.

Yet, over the past 10 years, Gosford Council, with the tacit support of many residents, has allowed a rare and long-established pocket of endangered Bush Stonecurlews under its care to be taken to the brink of extinction through questionable land management practices. Classified as endangered throughout much of the country, Bush Stone-curlews survive only in small groups here and there. Gosford Council is the authority most responsible for the management of the habitat of the handful of Bush Stonecurlews on the Central Coast. Bush Stone-curlews are fairly large ground-dwelling birds that are very much part of Australian bush folklore, their eerie calls often dubbed into the soundtrack of movies such as Crocodile Dundee. In the wild, these iconic birds can live for more than 30 years and when they mate, it’s for life. To subsist, each pair of Bush Stone-curlews requires its own territory where it can safely roost by day, forage by night, establish a nest site and raise chicks. Under normal circumstances, a pair of birds may rarely venture beyond its own territory, if ever. Management of Bush Stone-curlew habitat, mandatory under NSW regulations for endangered species, is therefore, reasonably straightforward. Identification, protection and enhancement of known Bush Stone-curlew pair territories are the key issues that need to be resolved. There are no mysteries surrounding the demise of the Central Coast population of Bush Stone-curlews. The birds are facing annihilation for one simple

Letters to the editor should be sent to: Coast Community News PO Box 1056, Gosford 2250 or mail@gosfordnews.org See Page 2 for contribution conditions reason: degradation of their habitat by human-related activities, activities not only condoned by Council over the past 10 years but openly encouraged. As well, within our community there is a large group of people who, in pursuing their own selfinterests, vigorously and openly oppose the simple measures that are considered necessary by experts to support the recovery of these birds. Since the 1960s, we have been forcing Bush Stonecurlews into smaller and smaller territories, destroying their favoured foreshore habitat, mostly for sporting, housing and industrial sites. In 2002, the first official survey to determine the number and location of the surviving Bush Stone-curlews on the Central Coast listed a stable population of more than 20 adult birds, including at least six breeding pairs, confined mostly to the foreshores of Saratoga, Davistown, Kincumber, Bensville, Empire Bay and St Hubert’s Island. Almost all that remaining Bush Stone-curlew habitat is on Council-controlled land. Yet, over the past decade, Council has knowingly allowed human-related activity to increase within the birds’ habitat by permitting subdivision and filling of land zoned for environmental protection and has encouraged

more intensive use of sporting fields and reserves without any form of compensation for the birds, if that is possible. Inexcusably, after 10 years of Council management, there are probably less than 10 adult Bush Stone-curlews remaining, with only one breeding pair. Grassed open foreshores that have been foraging habitat for the Bush Stone-curlews throughout living memory until recent times are now mostly abandoned by the birds. Some decisions made by Council have been extreme, none more appalling than that of the Dog Exercise Areas Policy of 2003 which turned over much of the known Bush Stone-curlew habitat to offleash dog exercising. A review of that policy was undertaken by Council in 2009, but only after being made aware of the fact that another council and, more significantly, a senior member of that other council’s staff were each fined about a quarter of a million dollars in the NSW Land and Environment Court for degrading a known habitat of an endangered bird species. The loss of a single bird or a single area of habitat can have a devastating effect on an endangered population but Council tends to absolve itself of any responsibility for its decisions by claiming to rely on the opinions of selected consultants. Repeatedly, though, the monitoring and the opinions of qualified experts who have been working closely with the birds since 2002 have been ignored. The results speak for themselves. For its review of the Dog Exercise Areas Policy, Council bypassed the experts and commissioned, instead, an out-of-town consultant

who, after a few brief visits, confidently declared the foreshores in question to be unlikely habitat for Bush Stone-curlews. Council’s own records, if consulted, showed otherwise. While some off-leash areas were suspended, others, including one on the Davistown foreshore, historically an important foraging site for Bush Stone-curlews, were reestablished for off-leash dog exercising. Since then, the Bush Stonecurlews that once regularly foraged on those foreshore sites have disbanded and now occupy fragmented territories that are barely viable. Unconcerned, Council continues to bungle along with the same dogged approach, currently proposing to floodlight Saratoga Oval, the foreshore oval itself a wellknown foraging habitat for the Bush Stone-curlew, typically used from dusk to dawn. The Saratoga Oval reserve is now the only remaining area of intact habitat on the Central Coast that has been in continuous use by Bush Stone-curlews throughout living memory. Council-held weekly

records of Bush Stone-curlews within the Saratoga Oval reserve date back to 1985 and show that with appropriate land management it is possible for humans and Bush Stonecurlews to co-exist. But, the sudden drop in numbers of the Central Coast population of Bush Stonecurlews over the past 10 years and the abandonment of longestablished territories along the Brisbane Water foreshores is a warning that the status quo can no longer be justified. Obviously, we need to modify our behaviour, not only for the sake of the Bush Stonecurlews but for the benefit of the whole of our estuarine environment which supports them, and us. Undoubtedly, many residents, perhaps the majority, would not ‘like’ the obvious measures that need to be taken to stem the decline in Bush Stone-curlew numbers but the situation for these birds on the Central Coast is desperate because of some aspects of our way of life and needs to be resolved quickly. Appropriate long-term management of particular foreshores around parts of Brisbane Water, both public

and private, could see a reestablishment of Bush Stonecurlews without much fuss. Alternatively, by ignoring the birds’ immediate plight, there will come a time in the not too distant future when Bush Stone-curlews no longer inhabit the Central Coast. For what, progress? As a community, if we dare call ourselves that, we need the courage to have a good look at the situation as it really is; that we show little concern for the extinction of a species that isn’t cute, spectacular or of some monetary value; that some dog owners, land owners and sporting groups within our community are contributing to the rapid decline in the number of Bush Stone-curlews by their actions and by actively protesting against measures considered essential to preserve the birds’ habitat; and worst of all, we have an apathetic City Council which has, for the past decade, sat idly by, too wishy-washy to act responsibly. Are you? Email, 12 Oct 2012 Alan Skinner, Saratoga

RMS needs to fix trouble area ver the past 12 months, the Point Clare community has had two serious accidents at the corner of Talinga Ave and Brisbane Water Dr in which citizens have been injured.

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osford Council will invest around $1 million to improve the performance of three sewage pump stations servicing Kariong, Forresters Beach and Yattalunga.

Council’s director of water and sewer Mr Rod Williams said the works are an important part of ensuring the reliability and capacity of each station. “These three pump stations, which currently service over 6,000 residents, have been operating for around 30 years,” Mr Williams said. “By replacing ageing parts and equipment at each station we’ll be able to improve current service levels in these areas and

also cater for extra demand as the population grows. “The works will also help safeguard the community and environment against sewer overflows and odours.” Work is expected to start this month and be completed early next year. “With over 180 pump stations operating across the Gosford region, each station is a vital component of our sewage transfer network,” Mr Williams added.

“Council currently spends between five and seven million dollars each year to make sure ageing pump stations continue to perform satisfactorily. “Works to improve the performance of eight other pump stations, including stations in East Gosford, Terrigal, Ettalong and Woy Woy, have been completed this year.” Media Release, 8 Oct 2012 Nathan Slade, Gosford Council Media

Fatal Crash on the F3 T P olice from Brisbane Water Local Are Command responded to a fatal crash involving a fire truck and two cars on the F3 freeway at Berowra on Thursday, October 18.

A Rural Fire Service (RFS) truck, a Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 collided in the freeway’s northbound lanes about 10:30pm. Brisbane Water Local Area Command officers were joined at the scene by officers from KuringGai Local Area Command and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, NSW Ambulance Paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW. A woman, aged 64, was found deceased on the roadway. It’s believed she was

ejected from the Toyota Corolla during the collision before being run over by another vehicle. The driver of the Toyota, a 76 year old man, was cut free from the wreckage and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment of head, internal and suspected spinal injuries. The driver of the fire truck, a 33 year old man and the driver of the Mazda 3, a 24 year old woman, were taken to Hornsby Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

It was understood that the RFS truck had been involved in the emergency response to an earlier incident involving a semitrailer and 18 cars in the southbound lanes 2km south of the Hawkesbury River Bridge. Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or circumstances leading up to it to come forward. Media release, 19 Oct 2012 NSW Police Media

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he Central Coast unit of Marine Rescue NSW has again been accredited to operate for the next 12 months after it passed its annual accreditation inspection by the NSW State Rescue Board (SRB).of all bases, lifeboats and equipment.

The SRB sets the standard for crew training, base and vessel fit-out. All lifeboats and radio bases must comply with the SRB’s prescribed standards to maintain their accreditation. It is this accreditation that provides the authorisation for the Unit to operate and provide the local community with its seven day-a-week marine radio services and to provide the community with a free marine search and rescue service. The SRB also sets the

Jones to raise money for Oaktree yoming resident Mr Chris Jones will embark on a trip to Cambodia in January with a group of 18 University of Technology students.

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On this trek, Mr Jones will cycle over 200km, trek over 60km and work on a building project. He aims to raise $4,000 for the Oaktree Foundation, Australia’s first youth run aid and development organisation.

Mr Jones has invited business and residents of the Central Coast to support him through small donation and in return will offer sponsors’ names and logos on his trekking gear,

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standard for the Unit’s volunteer training so that the standards are at a comprehensive professional level and consistent throughout the state. Reports on training compliance are required biannually from each volunteer marine rescue unit. Each annual inspection is a time of tension and concern and at the end of the day, Unit Commander Pat Fayers was smiling and relieved. Both Terrigal Haven and Point Clare radio bases and

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Scanning procedures covered by Medicare entral Coast Radiology’s Erina and Kanwal clinic will offer Medicare rebates for GP referrals on six types of scans on children under 16 years of age from November 1 this year, following the announcement that a range of vital scanning procedures will be eligible for Medicare rebates when referred by their General Practitioner.

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osford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna went pink in support of breast cancer after Gosford Council pledged $1000 for him to dress in a pink suit for Cancer Council NSW’s Pink Ribbon fundraiser, held at the home game of the Central Coast Mariners on Sunday, October 14.

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Wyong Council will also support the Cancer Council Pink Ribbon day on October 22, by pledging $1000 and supplying staff with Pink Ribbons to wear. A total of $4800 was raised for Cancer Council NSW as a result of both Councils’ efforts and third party donations for the mayoral pink promotion. Mayor Cr McKinna said Cancer Council NSW’s Pink Ribbon Day raises funds for breast cancer, which is still the most common cancer for women in Australia with one in eight women being affected in their lifetime. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. “With one in every eight women affected, unfortunately this is a disease which has touched

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too many lives. “Wearing a pink suit for the game day and pledging a donation of $1000 highlights Council’s and my own personal support for a cause close to many Central Coast residents,” said mayor Cr McKinna. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton didn’t don a pink suit, but he did put up a Mayoral Motion at the last Council meeting to ensure Council contributed. “Breast cancer is an awful disease and there wouldn’t be too many people in our community who haven’t been affected by it in some way, shape or form in terms of a family member or friend being diagnosed,” Mayor Cr Eaton said. “As a Council, we have a responsibility to help our community and by making this donation, it will help add to research in order to find a cure for breast cancer.” Mayor Cr McKinna said

he was keen to support Cancer Council NSW as it is the only cancer charity that supports the entire journey of breast cancer, from diagnosis, treatment through to support and financial assistance. “Locally, these funds are used for research, facilitation of support groups, resources including information, preventative education and family support. “We are also fortunate to have a Cancer Council HUB located at Erina Fair with access to staff, support groups and information and are looking forward to having an information Hub at the new Cancer Treatment Centre at Gosford Hospital early next year,” Mayor Cr McKinna added. Media Release, 15 Oct 2012 Gosford Council Media

I-MED Network NSW general manager Mr Mark Schofield said that the teams at Central Coast Radiology’s clinics were pleased to be able to provide vital, affordable health care services to local residents. “These Medicare rebated examinations at Kanwal and Erina will be offered at no out of pocket expense to patients. “GPs will now be able to refer MRI for children under 16 with conditions like chronic headache and acute knee injury,” Mr Schofield said. “For children, rebated items will be for MRI scanning of the head under specific circumstances, MRI hip for certain suspected conditions like Perthes disease, some scans of the spine, scans of the knee for

internal joint derangement and imaging of the elbow and wrist,” he said. These changes come in the wake of the Federal Government announcement on expansion of Medicare funding for GP referral of MRI in patients less than 16 years of age. Dr Philip Herald said Central Coast Radiology’s Kanwal clinic had been one of the clinics to receive a partial MRI license, meaning better access to important imaging procedures for local patients. The Central Coast Radiology Erina clinic MRI provides access to an advanced MRI technology and has held a full Medicare license for 10 years. Dr Herald said MRI scanners delivered highly detailed, accurate images and they are particularly

useful in helping identify a range of neurological, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries and conditions. “MRI uses magnetic fields and no radiation to create high quality images that help detect and provide a more accurate diagnosis, ultimately delivering a better patient outcome,” Dr Herald said. “It is especially helpful to collect pictures of soft tissue such as organs and muscles that don’t show up well on x-ray examinations and is used to investigate conditions such as tumours, joint or spinal injuries or disease, soft tissue injuries or diseases of internal organs such as the brain or heart,” he said. Media Release, 2 Oct 2012 Edwina Brook, Crossman Communications

National Inquiry into Dementia sought local input entral Coast service providers had the opportunity to present evidence to the Australian Parliament’s Inquiry into Dementia: early diagnosis and intervention, on Friday, October 12, at the Crown Plaza, Terrigal.

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The inquiry is being undertaken by the Standing Committee on Health and Ageing and Member for Robertson said having a hearing on the Coast was important. “The Central Coast has a high proportion of older

Australians compared to most other regions,” said Ms O’Neill. “This creates a number of opportunities and challenges for health and aged-care services, especially for those who work in the area of dementia. “It’s important that local service providers can share their experience and expertise with the Committee to help influence the final report and recommendations. “Importantly, this inquiry

is focused on dementia early diagnosis and intervention. “The Committee wanted to hear from Central Coast providers first-hand their ideas for identifying dementia early and helping sufferers, their families and carers who face this challenging condition,” she said. Media Release, 11 Oct 2012 Peter McCabe, Deborah O’Neill MP

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Free UV skin analyses held at Erina ree UV skin analyses were held for Erina locals on Thursday, October 11, as part of a community health initiative by SunSense to unveil the hidden UV sun damage of residents.

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The SunSense UV Photobus arrived in Erina Fair and swung open its doors inviting residents to face up to their sun damage and have their skin analysed by the team of SunSense skincare consultants. The complimentary service involved having a UV image taken of your skin. The UV camera technology penetrates the top layers of skin to reveal the damage the sun has already caused.

Each UV image provides a SunSensibility score and Erina boasted a score of 53%, showing there is room for improvement. “Each year more than 10,000 Australians are treated for melanoma, that’s a staggering average of 27 people a day. “Practicing good sun protection measures is crucial to help ward off this skin cancer. “But - and there’s always a but, like most things that

are successful in life, it’s about maintenance and ensuring it becomes part of your everyday routine,” said Ego Pharmaceuticals Dr Kerryn Greive PhD. The custom-built UV Photobus will continue its SunSensibility education mission until December 5 with the next stop being Rouse Hill. Media Release, 11 Oct 012 Avril Turner, Maverick PR

IVF stories heard at Erina uthor Carolyn Martinez held a talk on her new book, Inspiring IVF Stories, on Monday, October 15, at the Erina Library.

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Ms Martinez shared the stories of 24 men and women from across Australia who offered their unique perspectives on In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Inspired to write the book from her own IVF

experiences, Ms Martinez compiled a number of perspectives on the issue and explored the effect it has on relationships and the process of IVF treatments. She has already shared her knowledge and

understanding of IVF in popular media including on The Project, Women’s Day and That’s Life. Media Release, 11 Oct 2012 Gosford Council media

osford resident John Harriott participated in a 200 kilometre race across Sydney on the weekend of October 13 and 14 to raise money for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Center.

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ive women from the Gosford LGA were recognised in this year’s Central Coast Women in Business Awards held at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom on Saturday, September 22.

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Forresters Beach resident Kristy-Lee Johnston of the Footprint Group was named overall Central Coast Business Woman of the Year and was also awarded the Gosford City Council Women in Community Award while Springfield resident Dr Lisa Barnes from the University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law was awarded the Crowne Plaza Life Time Achievement Award and the University of Newcastle Central Coast Young Woman of the Year Award. Matcham resident Ms Wanita Lynch of Skydome Hunter Coast was awarded the Highlight Consulting Central Coast Woman of the Year and the Webstuff. biz Women in Business and Professional Services Award while Holgate resident Ms Deborah Buckley of Deborah Buckley Artisan was awarded the Essence Images Women in Retail

Award and Gosford resident Ms Dione Terrantroy of ET Australia was Awarded the Footrint Group Women in Management Award. The Awards are open to all women on the Central Coast annually and cover categories from business and professional services to community and education. Operated by Business Women Connect, which is a local networking and educational group for women, it is the stand out event for the year and supported by many local business and organisations that see the need for support of women in the workplace. “Yet again this was a fabulous event that’s sole purpose is to recognise the achievements and success of women in business and community on the Central Coast,” said Business Women Connect director Ms Kim Williams. “It is an honour to produce this event and

bring these achievements to light and celebrate them,” said Ms Williams. Overall Central Coast Business Woman of the Year winner Ms Johnston said she was “completely overwhelmed and honoured” to be presented with the award. “Following in the footsteps of the previous

winners including Dr Helen Monks (Highlight Consulting), and Michelle Allen (Webstuff.biz) is an extraordinary privilege, and I am excited that The Footprint Group has been acknowledged for its diversification, consistent growth, commitment to the local employment economy and business community generally,” said Ms Johnston. Media Release, 25 Sep 2012 Kim Williams, Business Women Connect

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Nicola McDermott to jump for NSW ive students from Green Point Christian College competed in the NSW Secondary All School Athletics Championships held in Homebush from Thursday, October 11, to Sunday, October 14.

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Year 10 student Nicola McDermott won gold in the 17 years high jump and will now represent NSW at the Australian All Schools Athletics Championship in Hobart in December. Year 7 student Lachlan Apps won bronze in the 12 years 200 metres and finished sixth place in the 100 metres while Riley Battle of Year 8 finished seventh in the 14 years javelin. Year 8 student Madeline Linnet finished 13th in the 14 years triple jump and 10th in the 14 years 400 metres with a personal best time of 1.02.68. Year 9 student Zach Bolton finished 13th in the 15 years 400 metres with a personal best time of 54.07. A number of students also competed in the NSW Combined Independent Schools Athletics Championships and received a total of eight

Education New chaplain at Narara

arara Public School has welcomed its new chaplain, Ms Heather Pinel, who will work at the school each Tuesday and Friday throughout the term

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Through federal government funding, Ms Pinel has been employed to support the welfare and wellbeing of students, staff and families through group

medals. Riley Battle placed first in the 15 years javelin with a throw of 39.58 while Jordan Fleming placed first in the 16 years long jump with a jump of 6.13 metres. Nicola McDermott placed first in the 16 years high jump and set a new record of 1.78 metres. She also placed second in the long jump with a jump of 4.68 metres. Jared Smallbone placed second in the 14 years high jump with a jump of 1.68 metres while Madeline Linnet placed second in the 14 years triple jump with a jump of 10.20 metres and Lachlan Apps placed second in the 12 years 100 metres with a time of 12.84 and second in the 200 metre with a new record of 15.52. Newsletter, 18 Oct 2012 Wayne Parks, Green Point Christian College

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Out & About

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Kibble Park markets a perfect day

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osford City Markets were held on Saturday, October 13, and according to GBID manager Mr Paul Brasch, they were "a huge success".

The day was filled with family fun, unique stalls, some of the freshest produce to be found on the Central Coast and entertainment from The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music. Up to 45 stall holders offered their wares including roses, fresh produce, hot foods, handicrafts and designs, clothing and soy candles and soaps. The addition of the Zorb balls and Jumping Castles were a hit with the little and big kids.

The launch of Gosford Place Making tweaked people’s interest in Mortimer Lane, which was launched by mayor Lawrie McKinna, who made the first move on the chess board against World Federation Chess Competition John Curtis. "We encourage people to check out the quirky titles in the new book murals on the side of the Gosford City Library," said Mr Brasch. "Kibble Park looked sensational, filled with colour, pets and people of

all ages. "The winners of the $1000 Spring Into Gosford shopping sprees shopped up a storm in the Imperial shopping Centre and stores in the CBD." The next Markets will be held on Saturday, November 10 and will be the second last markets for the year in Kibble Park. Media Release, 19 Oct 2012 Paul Brasch, GBID


Education

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Volunteers improve Point Clare grounds small army of volunteers undertook a multitude of projects to improve the grounds of Point Clare Public School on Saturday, October 13.

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Principal Mr David Harris said he was amazed at the variety of skills on display and the professional manner in which people worked.

“From concreting to painting to erecting fences, plumbing and of course spreading the mulch, people rolled up their sleeves

Piero receives community building award osford High School student Piero Craney has been awarded the Young Person Award in the Community Building Awards 2012 from the Central Coast Community Congress’ sixth Annual Real People Doing Real Things.

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The award was presented to Piero at a presentation at Wyong Council on Monday, October 15. Piero was given the award for his services to his fellow

students at Gosford High School and to the Gosford Sister City Association. Email, 19 Oct 2012 Shahin Shoghi, Gosford Sister City

Evie wins PSP Writing Competition hertsey Public School Year 4-5 student Evie Thompson has won the stage two narrative section of the PSP Writing Competition.

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The competition extends to schools across the Hunter and Central Coast region. “Evie is certainly a talented writer,” said principal Mr John Anderson. “We were all enthralled as we listened to her 2011 entry read out aloud to our assembly last year when she

was awarded the runner-up prize in the same competition. “We look forward to hearing her winning entry read when the competition’s coordinator visits our school to present Evie with her prize in the coming weeks,” he said. Newsletter, 16 Oct 2012 John Anderson, Chertsey Public School

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Principal attends Global Schools Network conference t Philips Christian College principal Ms Michelle Kelly has returned from a five day stint in St Legier, Switzerland, where she attended a Global Schools Network conference along with principals from 11 different countries.

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The focus of the conference was “equipping students in Christian Schools to function as global citizens through mission and service”. “As I listened to the testimonies and the experiences of so many of these amazing men and women I was humbled, inspired and challenged by their passion, their commitment and their love for God and of their fellow men,” said Ms Kelly. “There were so many languages, cultures and nationalities represented but

throughout the conference it was very clear that we have a common bond in our love for Christ that is way deeper and which transcends any cultural differences. Over the next few weeks I intend to share with our students and staff some of the incredible stories that I heard. “I hope it will inspire them to want to make a difference in their world and to be purposeful about it,” she said. Newsletter, 12 Oct 2012 Michelle Kelly, St Philips Christian College

Under 11s cricket at six Gosford clubs ix cricket clubs in the Gosford area will hold Milo in2CRICKET programs this season for kids aged five to 10-years-

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Over 160,000 kids took part in the program last year with 13 clubs, including Gosford Junior Cricket Club, Kincumber-Avoca Cricket Club, Lisarow-Ourimbah Cricket Club, MountainsKariong Cricket Club, NararaWyoming Junior Cricket Club and Terrigal-Matcham Cricket Club, offering the program to boys and girls on the Central Coast this year. Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke said he knows the value of in2CRICKET, having graduated from its ranks to become captain of the Australian side. “I remember my early cricket days in a junior program like MILO in2CRICKET many years ago,” Clarke said. “The program is the perfect way for boys and girls to get into cricket, have fun and get active. “I’d encourage all kids to get out there and give it a go,” he said. Commonwealth Bank Southern Star Ellyse Perry also praised the program, in particular its focus on encouraging girls to participate. “Each year I see more girls in the MILO in2CRICKET program and it’s really exciting to see them loving cricket as much as I do,” Perry said. “The great thing about the program is girls and boys are

involved together and have the same opportunity to enjoy it.” Central Coast Cricket development manager Mr Frankie Walsh said he was excited about how the in2CRICKET program could develop cricket on the Central Coast. “The MILO in2CRICKET program grew significantly last season and there are plenty of opportunities for local kids to get involved again this year. “The enjoyment kids get from the program is obvious and it’s a great way for parents to aid their child’s physical development in a safe and fun environment,” he said. Media Release, 9 Oct 2012 Frankie Walsh, Central Coast Cricket


Out & About

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Peter and the Wolf collaboration a delight merging of cultures, dance, music and narration delighted young and old at Laycock St Theatre late last month with three performances of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Russian fairy tale, Peter and the Wolf.

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The collaborative venture combined the talents of the Central Coast Conservatorium Youth Orchestra, the Central Dance Company (Australia), a group of dancers from Edogawa and Central Coast ABC Radio’s Scott Levi, who played the role of Narrator. The volunteer production was also the result of a mammoth collaborative effort behind the scenes. The dance performance was artistically directed and choreographed by Central Dance Company’s artistic director Patti Gleeson while Central Coast Conservatorium Youth Orchestra conductor John Nottle directed the orchestra. A team of Central Coast volunteers also came to the rescue in a number of other ways to bring the production to fruition, including members from Gosford Men’s Shed who created the entire set by hand. Peter and the Wolf was written by Prokofiev as a musical composition for children.

It has since taken on many forms, including a Walt Disney adaptation, and is best renowned for its musical representation of each character in the story. This unique storytelling method brings each character to life through music, and in the case of the local adaptation, also through dance. It was not the first time that members of the Central Dance Company have shared the stage with

Michiru Ohtsuki’s polished dancers from Gosford’s sister city in Japan to perform Peter and the Wolf, and according to Ms Gleeson it won’t be the last either. “We look forward to our return visit to Japan in January 2013 as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Sister City Agreement,” she said. Central Coast Conservatorium’s recently appointed artistic director Patrick Brennan had the following to say after watching the production. “This production was a clear demonstration of the depth of talent and

commitment to the arts on the Central Coast. “Peter and the Wolf is certainly a challenging work for any orchestra, thus I must commend conductor John Nottle for his excellent musical direction. “The students of the Central Coast Conservatorium Youth Orchestra performed with energy and conviction, and certainly enhanced the wonderful choreography of the Central Dance Company,” said Mr Brennan.

Sue Roberts has a Sculpture by the Sea

ount White resident Sue Roberts currently has one of her artworks on exhibition at the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012 which will run until Sunday, November 4.

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Media Release, 10 Oct 2012 Phaedra Pym, A Way with Words

Ms Roberts’ sculpture, Listrumpet, was inspired by her contemplation of the way in which a cone can be used to receive and concentrate sound waves and to project and amplify them. “It is also a reflection upon our ability to hear, listen to music, sing, shout, speak, and as a reminder to hold these gifts in high regard,” said Ms Roberts. Ms Roberts said she incorporated sound within her sculpture to better illustrate and reinforce this duality of function and to invite participation from the viewer. “The system is triggered by people moving in front of the work, which activates a motion sensor setting off a recording of voices and music,” she said. Transforming Sydney’s Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk each spring, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi began in 1997, as a one-day exhibition featuring works by 64 artists and attended

by 25,000 visitors. Since then, the event has grown to include works from various esteemed international artists and is now enjoyed by over 500,000 visitors. Sculpture by the Sea is an international series of exhibitions presented at Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Western Australia from March 8 to 25, 2013, and in the city of Aarhus in Denmark in 2013. Media Release, 4 Oct 2012 Millen Lemma, Nixco, Email, 5 Oct 2012 Sue Roberts, Mount White

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Out & About

Mortimer Lane Youth surveyed on Gosford revitalisation refurbished s part of Gosford Council’s efforts to revitalise the Gosford CBD, the refurbishment of Mortimer Lane was launched on Saturday, October 13, in conjunction with the Gosford City Markets.

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space in Mortimer Lane as well as give William St Mall new found colour and life with some new paintwork. Mayor Cr McKinna said the Placemaking team wanted to create an area where people had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Kibble Park. “We want to see people coming back into Gosford to enjoy the park, the shops and everything else our city centre has to offer,” said Cr McKinna. Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Gosford Council Media

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The survey explored how young people feel about Gosford currently, their ideas and opinions for what is needed in the future and their thoughts on The Landing project and Gosford’s redevelopment. Young People were recruited, trained and supported by RYSS to be peer liaisons and consultants. The information gathered was then documented and presented to decision makers and Youth Services to improve planning and service delivery. A core group of seven young people from diverse backgrounds met regularly to discuss issues that they had observed or been told about. CCYC project team leader Mr Jamie McKenzie said young people could be difficult to reach through community consultation and it was worth targeting research initiatives with them in mind. “When asked if they knew of The Landing at Gosford nearly 70% of respondents said they knew at least a little about it,” Mr McKenzie said. “When asked if they were for developing the

waterfront in the future 79% of respondents said yes. “Many respondents (including those that previously stated they were not for the redevelopment of the Gosford Waterfront) stated that if the redevelopment were to ‘actually happen’ they would consider Gosford a place they could live, work and play in. “Respondents also indicated that the boost in commerce, entertainment and employment that redeveloping the waterfront would bring could lift the image of Gosford and attract

many more people to the CBD,” Mr McKenzie said. Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) senior development manager Ms Helen Polkinghorne said it was important to have feedback from the Central Coast’s youth. “The revitalisation of Gosford is all about providing opportunities for the future and our young people will benefit from new opportunities to live, study, work and socialise.” Ms Polkinghorne said CCRDC, which is the lead agency on The Landing

project, was approached by Central Coast Youth Consultants about conducting the survey. “We were very pleased to support the youth consultation initiative and were pleased to receive excellent feedback,” Ms Polkinghorne said. The study surveyed 162 young people aged 12 to 25 from across the Central Coast and was promoted via young people’s social networking. In total, eight questions were asked and three young people walked away with brand new Apple iPads, just for getting involved. Media Release, 16 Oct 2012 Jamie McKenzie, RYSS

The youth consultants with Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill

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The refurbishment featured the installation of a bookshelf on the exterior wall of the Gosford City Library, an outdoor chessboard, seating and some exterior paint work to brighten up the area. There has also been the installation of free Wi-Fi in Mortimer Lane, with users requiring a password from the Gosford City Library to access the service. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna had the honour of making the first move on the newly installed outdoor chessboard and said he was thrilled with how the project had turned out. “The improvements to Mortimer Lane look fantastic, the work has really brightened this walkway into Kibble Park and William St Mall. “This project is part of the Placemaking being carried out by the City Centre Development Team to brighten up areas within the CBD. “The team has been able to create this wonderful new

oung people of the Central Coast have put forward positive views about the revitalisation of Gosford in a survey conducted by Central Coast Youth Consultants.


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Not for Profit Organisations Directory Art Point Clare Arts & Crafts Wed - Adult Art Class Approaches to Visual Arts, supported by History of Art, to develop your own style Wed & Frid - Adults Bunka Embroid, Cards, Crotchet, Cross Stitch or bring your own $3/session Point Clare Community Hall 10am - 12noon 4325 5007 Central Coast Art Society 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 Wed at Gosford City Arts Centre. Demo by Guest artist 4325 1420 publicity@artcentralcoast.asn.au

Community Groups ABC “The Friends” Support group for Public Broadcaster. Aims. safeguard ABC’s independence, adequate funding, high standards. Meetings through the year + social afternoons Well-known guest speakers 4341 5170 Rotary Club of Kariong/Somersby This international service club exists to improve lives of communities in Australia and other countries. Join us for fun-filled activities, fellowship and friendship at breakfast at Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Rd (opp Shell) - Fri 7:15am 4340 4529 kersuebay@philliphouse.com.au

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.org.au

Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre • Personal development • Community Garden • Counselling • Meditation • Support Groups • Friendship Groups • Music and Movement for under 5 • Rooms for hire 4363 1044

Historical Society) • Coach tours AACC Computer • School educational tours Club Inc. • Annual Street Stalls • Participation in History www.aacc.asn.au Help with all Computing Heritage Week Celebration Margaret Pearce problems, Program demos 4325 2270 + Q&A sessions 2nd Wed Windows, 7 Fellowship of First 10pm Fleeters Central Narara Valley High School Coast For anyone Fountains Road, Narara 3rdWed,Linux9.30am- interested in early history 12.30pm @ East Gosford or early family histories. Progress Hall You don’t need to be a 4th Thur, Social + First Fleeter to attend. Windows 12.15 – 3.15pm Wyong RSL Club 2nd Sat @ East Gosford Progress 10:30am 4323 1849 Hall - Cnr Webb Rd & Central Coast Family Henry Parry Drive 4362 1918 History Society Inc. 4324 2740 All the resources, secretary@aacc.asn.au information and advice needed to study your Seniors Computer family’s history are Club Central Coast available through the Inc. Society at 8 Russell Beginners classes for Drysdale St, East Gosford. PC or Mac held Mon or or www.centralcoastfhs. Tues. Also classes Mon org.au to Fri for most programs Meet 1st Sat 1pm Lions – see website. All classes Community Hall E Gosford are 10am – 12md or 1pm 4324 5164 - 3pm at Kincumber & Music District Neighbourhood Centre. Monthly Meetings Central Coast with Guest Speaker held Concert Band at Kincumber Hotel 1st Every Tues 7:15 - 9:30pm Monday of Month. Community playouts with 4369 2530 four concerts a year at Laycock St Theatre. Health Groups 0407 894 560 Asbestos Diseases or 0411 272 640 Found. of Aust. Central Coast Asbestos Soundwaves Diseases Support Men’s acapella 4 part (CCADS) harmony chorus - for all The diagnosis of an ages, all welcome asbestos disease can be 7:00pm Mon Central devastating. We provide Coast Leagues Club information, advocacy and 0405 030 945 knowledge that you are not randtbale@bigpond.com alone, a safe environment Spirit of the for expressing fears, a Coast singers positive atmosphere and humour. Ourimbah RSL Small A Cappella Vocal 4th Wed Ensemble. Women/Men 4344 4489 very welcome Meet every Wed 7.15 Dying with Dignity 9.30pm. Central Coast NSW, Central Coast Leagues Club Branch 0400 801 554 Dedicated to the or 0412 820 484 introduction of legislation Political Party in NSW to permit people Central Coast Greens suffering unrelievedly Central Coast branch from terminal or incurable of Geens NSW, active illness to receive, on regarding ecological request, medical help to sustainability, social end their lives. and economic justice, Quarterly meetings peace and non-violence, Mrs Joy Shannon grassroots democracy and j2@heelstone.com.au getting Greens elected 3rd Thur, centrally on the Meals on Wheels Coast Delivered meals and centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au flexible food options for centralcoastgreens@gmail.com people with a functional disability Probus Clubs 4382 9401 Probus Club of Avoca

Computer Groups

Central Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group (Gosford) Meet last Friday Month Terrigal Uniting Church 9.30am to 12 noon Affiliated with PCFA 4367 9600

History Groups Brisbane Water

Come along and hear interesting guest speakers, make new friends and join us in our social activities. 10am 3rd Mon Avoca Beach Bowling Club 4368 6157 4384 3741

atmosphere, guest speakers, Special Interest outings, fun and fellowship. Central Coast 1st Wed - Legacy House, Opp Gosford Swimming Amateur Radio Club Do you wish to join the Centre. 4340 0071 4365 0044 world wide hobby of Amatuer Radio? Dandaloo Probus Club Erina St, Kariong Saturdays Invites retirees and visitors 11am to 4pm to enjoy the fellowship and 4340 2500 ccarc@ccarc.org.au friendship of our club. 10:30am 2nd Tues Tarragal Glen Country Club, 110 CCLC Bridge Club Duplicate Bridge-partner Karalta Rd, Erina not required for most 4360 1441 sessions. Details of sessions, special events Probus Club Nth and lessons at www. Gosford cclcbridgeclub.asn.au For retirees who seek companionship and Central Coast Leagues Club 12.30pm Mon, intellectual stimulus, fun Tue, Thur, Fri Sat and fellowship through 1.30pm Wed outings. 4th Tues Central 7.15pm Mon Coast Leagues Club 10am 4323 3456 4324 2493 4365 4208 cclcbridgeclub@westnet.com.au

Ourimbah combined Probus Club Our mixed friendly club welcomes new members. We have interesting guest speakers and have varied activities. Make new friends. Monthly meetings First Wed 10am Niagara Park Community Centre 4332 1538 www.probussouthpacific.org/ pcourimbah

Terrigal Ladies Probus Club For retired ladies seeking companionship & to listen to interesting guest speakers and participate in social activities. Rotary Hall, Duffy’s Rd Terrigal 1st Mon 1.30pm 4385 3395 Probus Club West Gosford For retired or semi retired people to enjoy friendships, lunches, outings & trips. 2nd Thur Narara Community Centre, 2 Pandala Rd Narara 10am 4362 7227

Public Speaking Coastal Communicators Toastmasters Club Helps you develop confidence by improving your speaking skills - make fun and encouragement a part of the learning. Meetings are entertaining and educational with an enthusiastic and supportive membership. 1st and 3rd Sats Avoca Beach Bowling Club 11am. 4341 6842 jancummings@y7mail.com

Australasian Native Orchid Society Dedicated to the cultivation and conservation oof Aust Native Orchids. 2nd Wed, Narara Community Centre, 2 Pandala Rd Narara - 8pm 4340 5157

Women 18 + needed for leadership & admin roles. Make a contribution to the young women of tomorrow, share your skills and make new friends. No previous experience required, full training available. 4328 3247 Gosford RSL Ladies Indoor Bowls Wanted Women to join our social indoor bowls Frid 10am - 2pm RSL Club 4344 5812 0412 773 441 Gosford RSLSubBranch Women’s Auxiliary For women over 18 years. We raise money for the welfare of veterans and their families. RSL Club West Gosford 4th Mon 2pm 4323 7336

Inner Wheel Club of Gosford North Women making a difference with friendship, personal service and international understanding. Social activities combined with fund raising for local, Central Coast national and international Handweavers, projects. 2nd Wed 7pm Spinners and Textile Phillip House Kariong Arts Guild gosfordnorthiw@live.com.au Spinning and weaving, 4324 7176 patchwork and quilting felting and other fibre and Inner Wheel Club of fabric crafts - Workshops Terrigal and Community quiting We are part of an bees - Day and Night International Women’s Groups organisation, sharing 4325 4743 friendship, social activities, www.centralcoasthsguild.org.au

as well as fundraising for local, national and international projects. 2nd Tues, 7pm Terrigal Rotary Hall, Duffy Road Terrigal. 4384 1553

Central Coast Campus Friends Inc Promotes post school learning to improve life for individuals and the Central Coast community: terigalinnerwheel@gmail.com Advocacy, Dinners, Discussions, Speakers, Soroptimist Awards, Newsletters and International Special Projects SI is a dynamic organisation 4324 0023 for professional and sonhopk@bigpond.net.au business women, through advocacy, awareness and Gosford Business action. 2nd Thur 6:45pm Improvement District - Breakers Country Club, GBID aims to make Dover Rd Wamberal Gosford a safer, cleaner, sibrisbanewater@siswp.org commercially vibrant, 4367 6331 attractive regional city through regular festivals Kincumber View and events, mthly Club markets, beautification For ladies looking for a and business retention place to make friends. projects. 4th Tues Davistown RSL Markets held 2nd Sat Club 11am Interesting & seasonal events speakers & a delicious throughout the year. 200 lunch, bus trips, movie Mann St Gosford days, luncheons and 4322 7726 home functions. info@gosford.com.au 4369 7363

Gosford City Indoor Bowls Mixed Toastmasters Social Providing a supportive and positive learning Central Coast Leagues environment to enable Club - 5 sessions weekly individuals to develop 4363 2360 43686811 oral communication and leadership skills. Probus Club of Women’s Groups 2nd & 4th Thurs, Gosford Brisbane Water Girl Guides Bowling Club (Gosford) The largest female 4340 1929 The club with a family emcloon@bigpond.net.au organisation in the World.

Terrigal View Club Luncheon meeting followed by a guest speaker 1st Wed, other activities, outings and functions monthly, visitors welcome Breakers Club Dover Rd Wamberal 4358 5500


Out & About

Coast Community News - October 23, 2012 - Page 19

Gosford fundraiser for Nepal centre

Mercy Ships’ volunteer returns from Togo

fundraising event will be held on Sunday, October 28, to raise money for the children of the Disabled Newlife Centre in Nepal.

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The event is being organised by the Five Lands Experience and will feature a live auction and music from the Five Lands Band as well as a performance by special guest Richard Perso. The event will be held from 5pm and will also include raffles and lucky door giveaways. The Disabled Newlife Centre is home to 30 children who have been abandoned, orphaned or come from extremely poor rural families that are unable to care for them. The Centre provides a loving and supportive environment as well as

schooling to these children who would otherwise not have the opportunity. In November, Louise Sawilejskij and Shilo Long, both from the Central Coast will travel to Kathmandu and volunteer their time at the Centre which receives little government support and relies heavily on donations. All money raised from the 5 Lands Experience will go directly to the Disabled Newlife Centre, assisting with medical supplies, clothing, books, school uniforms and school fees. Email, 11 Oct 2012 Louise Sawilejskij, The Rhythm Hut

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oint Frederick resident Ms Margie Springett has returned from one month’s service as a volunteer with Mercy Ships in Togo, West Africa.

Ms Springett participated in a Mercy Teams project where she helped prepare the ship before it sailed from Togo in West Africa to the Canary Islands for maintenance and restocking, prior to the next assignment in Guinea. “It was the best decision I made to go, and in so doing I knew I was helping underprivileged people and children who need our love,� said Ms Springett. “It involved a lot of physical work and very different to what I do at

The Gosford Diary For events in post code areas 2250, 2260 and 2251 If you’ve got something happening in Gosford LGA area over the next few weeks, let us know about it and we’ll list it here for you, for free. Contact details are on page 2.

Wednesday Oct 24

Sunday Oct 28

Multicultural expo, Erina Hall, Erina Fair, 10am 1:30pm

Defence Family Fun Day, Central Coast Grammar School, 11am-3pm Ian Mcnamara performance, Laycock St Theatre Paul Robert-Burton and Dexter Moore, Kantara House, 1pm Bradys Gully cemetery tours, 11am and 2pm Avoca Beachside markets, Heazlett Park, 9am2pm

Thursday Oct 25 Central Coast Myeloma Support Group meeting, Central Coast Leagues Club, 6-8pm Joint Regional Planning Panel meeting about agricultural school at Mangrove Mountain, Mangrove Mountain Hall, 4pm DisabiliTea Morning Tea, Kariong Neighbourhood Centre, 10:15am

Friday Oct 26 Brisbane Water Historical Society street stall, William St Plaza, Gosford, 9am Staged play reading 'Arcade', Uniting Church Hall, Gosford, 7:30pm Brackets and Jam, Kincumba Mountain, 7:20pm

Saturday Oct 27 Point Clare Community Hall AGM, 4pm

Red Cross Wills Day, Erina Centre Central Coast Bush Dance and Music Association Flannel Flower Masked Ball

Thursday Nov 1 Gosford Hospital Auxiliary stall, 9am-2pm Central Coast Schizophrenia & Bipolar Fellowship meeting, Uniting Church, Gosford, 12:30-3pm Kincumber Library book expo, 6pm

Monday Oct 29

Friday Nov 2

Green Savings seminar, Central Coast Leagues Club, 5pm

Boys Night Out, Kincumber Hotel, 7pm

Tuesday Oct 30

Electric Blues Jam, Central Coast Hotel, 2-5pm Kimberley Fundraiser, The Rhythm Hut, 3pm-9pm Central Coast Family History Society meeting, 1pm, Lions Community Hall, East Gosford Strings masterclass by Marco van Pagee, Central Coast Conservatorium, 1:30pm

Coastal a Cappella four week introductory program, Central Coast Grammar School Performing Arts Centre, Erina Supervised Play for Improvers-set hands and notes, Central Coast Leagues Club Bridge Club, 9:30am-11:30am

Saturday Nov 3

Wednesday Oct 31 See the Peninsula News for events in post code areas 2256 & 2257 and the Wyong Regional Chronicle for events in post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262 & 2263

home, very challenging but very rewarding. “I had done voluntary work in Haiti previously, and got a lot out of it. “I am keen to give, to support and to help others in need, and a friend at church told me about the work of Mercy Ships,� she said. Ms Springett said she did not know much about what the Mercy Team would be doing before she left Australia. “I did expect to be working hard, and had a wonderful time as did all members of the team. “There were also opportunities to see something of the problems faced by the people of Togo. “What I saw has changed my perspective about many things. “I now know I don’t need much at all to live life to the fullest and to be happy. “I saw many people living in poverty but they were happy, and it was amazing to see their love of God and their commitment to him. “The worst thing about the work being done by Mercy Ships volunteers was actually seeing people living in extreme poverty and only being able to help a small number.

“There are so many more needing help to improve the way they are living. “On-board the ship where free surgery is provided to correct deformity, disability and blindness it was wonderful to watch children recovering from successful

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Sport Visitors win NSW Speedway Championship at Somersby

Coast Community News - October 23, 2012 - Page 21

Feeney to play in Asia Pacific Tennis League Feeney, who will compete for ATP Sydney, is one of the standouts of the competition, with a current Australian Ranking of 19 and an ATP Ranking of 451. He will be joined by teammate Nick Lindahl of Eleebana who won two ITF Futures doubles titles in August and September. Feeney said he believes his team has the experience to win the competition. “It’s definitely an advantage that Nick and I have been playing really well on the Futures circuit in the last couple of months,” said Feeney. “Along with players like Greg Jones and Matt Barton, as well as a couple of the former ATO ranked players on our team, we hope to make the final in

Melbourne. Other local athletes include Alex Silcock from West Gosford and Chloe Costello of Forresters Beach. The ATL will comprise of eight ties, six of which will be held at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre and two which will held in Lyneham, ACT, in October. From those ties, one team will compete in the ATL final held during the second week of the Australian Open next year. Teams will compete from the five Australian conferences, including teams from New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Asia. Email, 4 Oct 2012 Briony Craber, Tennis NSW

Ben Cook leads Denny Cox (red) and Boyd Hollis (white), NSW U16 Speedway Championship Photo: David Lamont

he Cleanaway NSW Junior S p e e d w a y Solo Championship was staged at the Allen Park track at Somersby on the weekend of October 6 and 7 which saw riders come from all over NSW as well as some Queenslanders to contest the event.

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Cowra rider Ben Cook came out on top on Sunday ahead of a field of promising young talents. Cook top scored in the heats with 14 points and he was joined in the final by Queenslander Bryce Brigden and Newcastle rider Denny Co, who both scored 11, and Boyd Hollis, also of Newcastle, who won the B Final. Cox lost his chance in the final when he fell and it was Cook who triumphed with a faultless ride ahead of Brigden and Hollis. Also on the program on Sunday was the Aircom Systems NSW Junior Sidecar Championship with

the small field turning on plenty of exciting action. Victory went to the combination of Jackson

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Sport

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Avoca to take on Navy challenge

Green Point win NSW schools League finals

voca Beach Surf Life Saving Club will participate in the Navy Australia Surf Rowers League series, which kicks off in December, with a pink surf boat in memory of an inspirational club and community member.

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The boat was christened in September and named Sandy Mitchell in honour of a ballet and dance teacher whose favourite colour was pink. Sandy fought breast cancer for 10 years before she passed away two years ago. Sandy’s husband John, who is a life member of

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represent the Coast at four state carnivals and were NSW champions on three occasions in the All Schools Rugby Sevens, All Schools Rugby League and the Catholic and Independent Rugby League. The school’s two strongest players, Jordan TeWani and Mackenzie Kay, both went on to earn selection in the CIS rugby team with Jordan then being chosen for the NSW side which recently played Victoria, ACT, South Australia and NZ. Email, 9 Oct 2012 Stephanie McCarthy, Green Point Christian College

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The introduction of sports scholarships comes as new research shows children from poor families miss out on the social and physical benefits of sport because their parents can’t afford the costs of club membership, uniforms and equipment. Not only do they not take part, but one study showed they pretend they don’t want to. According to a new study by the Social Policy Research Centre and the Smith Family, children

“protect themselves from the pain of missing out, and their parents from the anguish of having to say no” by pretending to have no interest in sport. The report, called Making a Difference said children from poor families also claim they don’t like going on school excursions their parents could not afford. “Pacific Link has a wellestablished excursions program, and we’ve been planning to assist our public housing tenants through a

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he 2012 First Grade Rugby Union Grand Final is between Avoca Beach and Kariong this Saturday, September 22, at Morry Breen Oval. Avoca Beach is into another Grand Final, while Kariong are after their first top grade Premiership since 1993. This will be a tight match for the entire 80 minutes. These two teams played each other two weeks ago in the Major Semi-final, and Avoca Beach won that game. During the season proper, these two teams have had a win each, but Avoca Beach wore Kariong down and secured the win in the Major Semi-final, with time running out. Avoca Beach will attempt to do the same thing again

this weekend. Avoca Beach will use their experienced players and will never say die. They will rely heavily on number eight Emile Thomas, locks Peter Steele and Adam Winter, and prop Luke Sheridan to lead from the front in the forwards. Kariong have a big pack and they will be put on the go forward by players such as prop Shannon Beavan, number eight Moanna Talakai, and number seven Afele Tongia. They are the players that Kariong will rely on to take the initial control of the match. However, Kariong will need to play the full 80 minutes. In recent matches, they have played great rugby and have scored some exciting tries, but then at other times, they have tended to go to sleep.

They cannot afford to do that on Saturday if they wish to win this Premiership. Avoca Beach, we know, will go for the full 80 minutes as they did two weeks ago. The backline battle will be interesting. Avoca Beach have a combination of experience in players such as Dan Reihana, Justin Staben and Matt Maloney, but they also have youth and pace in key positions. Fullback Jacob Briggs and winger Tom Murphy will know where to head with pace if given the opportunity. Kariong have much the same situation. They may not have the same level of experience as Avoca Beach, but centre Sione Malu is a key person in that department. Fullback Derick Peachey, winger Josh

Bottero, five-eight Mitchell Clay and half back Scott Hanley all provide flair in attack and all can score those vital tries. Goal kicking will also be important. Avoca Beach have the ever reliable Matt Maloney, the highest point scorer this year in Central Coast Rugby, while halfback Scott Hanley will need to be on song all day for Kariong. Avoca Beach will be in their 11th successive First Grade Grand Final. They have won seven of these since 2002 and will be hoping to add another on Saturday. Kariong have been in several Grand Finals in recent years, but have not won the big one since 1993, which was at the end of the club’s heyday in the early 1990s. What has happened this season in their matches,

plus all the statistics and history, make for an enthralling and exciting Grand Final this year. The Second Grade Grand Final also sees Avoca Beach in action and they take on Ourimbah in what should prove an intriguing clash. These two teams met in the Major Semi-final two weeks ago and Avoca Beach won that game after a close first half. Avoca Beach and Ourimbah both finished level at the top of this competition so it is difficult to predict a winner in this fixture on Saturday. “The Third Grade Grand Final will be a beauty,” said Thomson. There was nothing between Northlakes and Avoca Beach and the game will go right down to the final whistle. Avoca Beach will have

their third senior team in a Grand Final on Saturday which is a marvellous achievement. Northlakes have been the form team in this competition this year but Avoca Beach have struck a purple patch in recent weeks and have shown good late season form. There is a lot of experience in both teams and the standard of play in all Third Grade Finals fixtures this year has been good. The U19 Grand Final is between Terrigal and The Entrance. Every game this season in this competition has been close. It has been one of the most even competitions on the Central Coast for years and this match on Saturday will be no different.

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ue to a series of unfor eseea ble events, Central Coast Academy of Sport future stars boxer, Josh English, found himself stepping up a weight division and fighting for a national bantamweight belt in Acacia Ridge, just south of Brisbane. Competing

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National Golden Gloves championships, English was set to fight in the light flyweight division, but after drawing the bye in the first round, the 2011 flyweight champion found himself getting into the ring to contest the bantamweight belt at the invitational championships. “I drew the bye in the first round, which meant that I was straight through the light flyweight final. “My opponent then withdrew from the

tournament before the fight and I had to give away five and a half kilograms and fight in the bantamweight division,” said English. Not being a stranger to giving away weight on his opposition due to his rugby league background, English threw everything he had at his opponent in the championship bout. “We went for the full three rounds, it was a good fight. “Everything went to plan and my coach was really

happy with how I fought and applied what we had been working on at training. “It came down to the judge’s decision on points and I won the bantamweight championship,” added English. The 2012 National Golden Gloves Bantamweight championship is English’s second National championship, after winning the flyweight belt at the same championships last year.

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by Larry Thomson

voca Beach won the 2012 First Grade Rugby Union Premiership when they defeated Kariong at Morry Breen Oval by 28 points to 14 on Saturday, September 22.

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Avoca Beach was the better team on the day and the win saw them gain another First Grade Premiership. The first 15 minutes of the match proved a real struggle with both teams testing each other out with a series of forward exchanges but neither team was making any significant inroads. If anything, it was Kariong who dominated territory during that time. They spent a lot of time in the Avoca Beach half. This gained a result for them in the 12th minute when their prop and captain Shannon Beavan made a 20 metre run to crash over adjacent to the posts. It was the start that Kariong wanted. The try was converted and Kariong had jumped to an early 7-0 lead. Avoca Beach responded two minutes later when their winger Matt Maloney kicked a penalty goal to reduce the lead to 7-3. This remained the score for much of the remainder of the first half. Both teams had their chances and both teams had periods of attack but good defence from the opposing team saw all attacking movements come to nothing. It was certainly developing into a war of

attrition with neither team able to gain the edge. Kariong had long periods of possession and at times Avoca Beach could just not get their hands on the ball. The best players for each of the teams at this stage gave it their all. Prop Shannon Beavan was leading from the front and everywhere in attack and defence. Halfback Scott Hanley was playing well and was scheming to gain the upper hand. Avoca Beach was being led around the paddock by lock Adam Winter who was having one of his best games for the club. He made several surges in the first half to get his team on the go forward. He was well supported by prop Luke Sheridan. The game had developed into a stalemate on the scoreboard but Avoca

Beach got closer and then moved ahead with two late penalty goals in the first half. In the 34th minute, and then just before half time Matt Maloney kicked two penalty goals for Avoca to take the lead at the halftime break by 9-7. The second half continued in much the same vein as what was observed in the first half. Kariong had long periods of possession but couldn’t make the break through and get across the line. Dogged defence by Avoca Beach simply shut them out. The difference in the second half however was the good performance of the Avoca Beach outside backs. Half Justin Staben and inside centre Dan Reihana were able to get the ball wide and the Avoca Beach outside backs proved dangerous every time they

touched the ball. Both wingers Tom Murphy and Matt Maloney made incisive runs, and the pace of Jacob Briggs was always on show. Firstly a turnover of possession in the 10th minute of the half saw Avoca Beach five-eight Mitch Graham go to the blind before passing to winger Matt Maloney who raced to the line for a try. This try was converted by Maloney himself and Avoca Beach had moved to a handy 16 points to 7 lead, but Kariong were not to be outdone. They quickly responded with their second try. A forward surge by Kariong saw the ball go to the blindside and with the ball in the hands of fullback Derrick Peachey, he raced 20 metres across field to score near the posts. The conversion of this try

saw the score line at Avoca Beach 16 Kariong 14 and the match was certainly on. It was at this stage that Kariong could have taken the lead. Kariong five-eight Mitchell Clay made a break before passing to his winger with the line open but the dropped ball saw a chance go begging. From the 20th minute of this half for the next five minutes Kariong gave it their all to break through. They took a tighthead at the scrum, but several dropped balls and wrong options cost them in achieving their aim. It was the determined Avoca Beach defence that was the telling factor. Having gained a penalty close to their own line, halfback Justin Staben showed quick thinking by taking an immediate tap and racing forward.

The ball was passed to supporting fullback Jacob Briggs who showed exceptional pace and outshone the Kariong defence to race 65 metres to score near the corner. It was the turning point of the second half. Avoca Beach were now leading by 21 points to 14 in what was proving an exhilarating second half of Grand Final rugby. This try in the 28th minute of the second half placed Avoca Beach in a good position. Kariong did hit back with some good play through loose forwards Afele Tongia and Sone Taito but there was to be no result on the scoreboard. Avoca Beach also made further inroads. Winger Tom Murphy was strong and made several telling runs during this period. The Grand Final was cemented in the final few minutes of the game when Avoca Beach prop Luke Sheridan made a big run and crashed over near the posts for the winning try. This try was converted and the final score of Avoca Beach 28 Kariong 14 was reached. It was typical Grand Final rugby with no holds barred. Both teams gave it their all but it was Avoca Beach who were the stronger on the day. Avoca Beach had won their eighth First Grade Premiership in the last 10 years. This Grand Final was also their 11th successive First Grade Grand Final appearance.

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ommunity housing provider Pacific Link, located in Gosford, has announced a new sports scholarship to help disadvantaged children join sporting groups in the Central Coast and Lower Hunter regions.

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in the navy Australian Surf Rowers League and the Club will be using it to highlight issues such as breast cancer, men’s health and skin health over the summer.

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n the second last week of third term the Senior Primary boys’ team from Green Point Christian College won the State Final of the Catholic and Independent Schools Rugby League tournament when they beat St Joseph’s from Leeton 44-0. It was the last game in a season which Head of Junior School Matthew Drennan said may never be replicated by anyone again. The same team won every local schoolboys’ competition including the Central Coast Primary All Schools Rugby Sevens,

the Club, said he thought it would be an opportunity to help raise awareness of a variety of health issues including Breast cancer so the Club fund raised in the local community and managed to raise $32,000 to buy the boat. The boat will be racing in a variety of different locations over the summer

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aniel McBreen’s classy 70th minute strike ensured the Central Coast Mariners won their first home game of the season 1-0 over Perth Glory at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday, October 14.

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Having come on just seven minutes earlier for hardworking young marksman Mitchell Duke, McBreen fired past former Mariners’ custodian Danny Vukovic to earn the home team a narrow, but ultimately deserved victory. In front of 9,192 fans, the Mariners looked resplendent in all pink kits as they ran out in perfect conditions for football at Gosford’s idyllic bayside arena. Their one-off look was to help promote Pink Ribbon Day to be held on Monday, October 22, and seemed to win the support of the home faithful with hundreds of aficionados arriving at the ground decked out in their own unique pink attire. The opening half of the game was a tussle, with neither side able to craft many clear cut opportunities to open the scoring. Veteran defender Patrick Zwaanswijk had a good chance to open his account for the season and put the Mariners ahead, however, his low drive from a free kick in the 23rd minute was well saved by Vukovic. In the 32nd minute, it

was Glory who were on the attack via another former Mariners favourite Dean Heffernan. Sharp goalkeeping from Mathew Ryan, however, thwarted the Perth raid. Just before the half-time break, impressive defender Trent Sainsbury headed over the cross bar from a Mile Sterjovski free kick. The second stanza was a more entertaining affair, with the pace quickening and both teams looking more likely to break the deadlock. Sterjovski was proving an influential figure against his former Club as he combined down the right side with Duke on numerous occasions. But in the 68th minute, all nearly went awry for the home team. A lapse in concentration by captain John Hutchinson let in the Glory who powered forward, however, Sainsbury’s timely intervention halted the Glory counter attack and spared Hutchinson’s blushes in his 150th Hyundai A-League appearance. Having stopped a goal down one end, Sainsbury proved influential in McBreen’s winner just two minutes later. The Western Australian born youngster fired a pinpoint pass to the former Falkirk and York City man, who controlled with his left foot before firing home with his right. McBreen lapped up his fine finish, celebrating in style as he pumped his

Bernie Ibini watches as Perth’s Jacob Burns misses the ball See the back page for more images of the Central Coast Mariners clash with Perth Glory Photos: ValsPix

chest and ran to rejoice with the fans in Bluetongue’s western grandstand. Despite a few late half chances, McBreen’s goal proved to be all the home team needed to ensure they claimed their first win of the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League campaign. Post-match, Mariners’ boss Graham Arnold said he was pleased that his team showed improvement from their round one draw against A-League new boys Western Sydney Wanderers. “Last week was probably a five and today was about a

six [out of 10],” Arnold said. “We can do much better and we have to do much better. “The standard of the A-League is going up and we need to go up with it. “I don’t want us to be in form in October, we weren’t last year. “We build into the season and it’s important that we’re fit and we grind out results and we’re strong defensively.” Arnold also shared his delight with the performance of 20 year old defender Sainsbury.

“A lot of people were worried and concerned when we lost Alex Wilkinson but I have a lot of faith in Australian youngsters and Trent Sainsbury who has been with us for two years has had to sit back and be patient. “He has learnt the ropes off ‘Wilko’ (Wilkinson) and Patrick (Zwaanswijk) and I thought today he was superb,” he said. Arnold said he believed the Mariners would have to lift again against northern foes Newcastle Jets on Saturday, October 20, when

the two teams meet in an F3 Derby at Hunter Stadium. “We will have to go up another couple of levels because I thought Newcastle were very good against Sydney in a wonderful spectacle. “It’s still a work in progress and we will only get better,” said Arnold. Central Coast Mariners: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic (5. Zachary Anderson 90+3’), 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke (2. Daniel McBreen 63’), 21. Mile Sterjovski (8. Adriano Pellegrino 78’) Substitutes not used: 20. Justin Pasfield (Gk) Yellow Cards: Zwaanswijk 35’, Bojic 60’ Red Cards: Nil Perth Glory: 1. Danny Vukovic (Gk), 3. Seb van den Brink, 4. Billy Mehmet, 7. Jacob Burns (c), 8. Dean Heffernan (12. Ryo Nagai 76’), 10. Liam Miller, 13. Travis Dodd, 14. Steven McGarry (6. Nick Ward 79’), 19. Joshua Risdon, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Michael Thwaite Substitutes not used: 5. Steve Pantaledis, 39. Devon Spence (Gk) Yellow Cards: Thwaite 12’, Burns 23’, Mehmet 81’, Miller 90’ Red Cards: Nil Attendance: 9,192 Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium Referee: Jarred Gillett

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sports scholarship for some time,” said chairman Mr David Bacon. “The new report and others like it are simply heartbreaking because they show how children from disadvantaged backgrounds are willing to put on a brave face, rather than suffer the embarrassment of admitting they don’t have the funds to take part. Pacific Link works with the Department of Community Housing and Housing NSW to provide 900 homes for disadvantaged families in the Central Coast and Lower Hunter regions. “Our job is to find homes for those in need and give them access to programs and services that help to break the chain of disadvantage,” said Pacific Link CEO Mr Keith Gavin. “Our new Sports, Health, Wellbeing and Education Scholarship program will help families meet the costs associated with children’s sporting activities to promote an interest in sport, physical fitness, healthy lifestyle choices and social integration. “By helping families in need we help build better communities for all,” he said. Media Release, 10 Oct 2012 Keith Gavin, Pacific Link


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ix Central Coast residents, two of which are from the Gosford area, and one sporting team have received a total of $7,000 in sponsorship from the Central Coast Regional Organisation of Councils (CCROC) to participate at national and international sporting events.

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The Central Coast Authentic Taekwon-Do Team has been awarded $2,500 to attend the Authentic Taekwon-Do National Titles to be held in Queensland on October 20. The team of 20 students successfully competed in a number of local tournaments and met behavioural standards in order to qualify for the titles. Tamara Chapple of Killarney Vale, Christopher Cook of Kanwal and Matthew Schofield of Avoca Beach each received $500 to attend the Special Olympics 2012 TransTasman Tournament which was held in Cairns from October 8 to 12. Tamara and Christopher competed in the bowling tournament and Matthew competed in the soccer team. Budgewoi resident Lachlan Buxton was awarded $1,000 to represent the Northern NSW Futsal Association’s U13s Team on the 2012 Futsal Tour held in Greece from September 29 to October 10. Lachlan was selected after exemplary performances in national and international championships. Daniel Bell of Berkley

Vale received $1,000 to represent the Central Coast Centurions on the 2012 Central Coast Centurions Rugby League Development Tour held in North England from September 23 to October 10. Daniel was selected for the team after showing strong form during representative games. Dominic Carroll-Smith of Tuggerah was awarded $1,000 to represent the U15-16s Fiji Rugby Development Squad on a Development Tour that took place in Fiji from September 25 to October 4. Dominic was chosen for the team after impressive performances during regional selection trials. A joint initiative of Gosford and Wyong Councils, CCROC provides sponsorship to residents who have been selected by a national, state or regional body to participate in a recognised sporting or cultural event. In return for sponsorship, the recipients promote the Central Coast in the local, interstate and international arenas. Media Release, 11 Oct 2012 Gosford Council media

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errigal Bowling Club hosted this year’s Vera Peyton Shield on Tuesday, September 11. Seven teams of four represented each club. Avoca Beach came out winners with 141 points to Terrigal’s 124 points, so the trophy returned to Avoca.

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aralympic gold medallist Liesl Tech was presented with the Key to Gosford City by mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna in a surprise ceremony at the Erina Leagues Club on Wednesday, October 17.

Attending to address the Erina Chamber of Commerce at their monthly luncheon, Liesl said she was totally unaware that this prestigious award was to be presented to her. Mayor Cr McKinna said that the presentation of the Key to the City was kept top secret. “We wanted this award to be a surprise for Liesl, she has had a wonderful couple of years since beginning her sailing career and hopefully this can be the cherry on top of a very successful 2012. “Following her retirement from wheelchair basketball she took up sailing in January 2011 and had a rapid rise to success. “Liesl placed third in the 2011 and 2012 World Championships and has taken out multiple international World Cup meets with her partner Daniel Fitzgibbon in the SKUD 18 Class.

“Her strive for Paralympic gold was achieved in London 2012, an effort that both Liesl and the entire Central Coast community should be proud of,” said mayor Cr McKinna. Mayor Cr McKinna said that presenting Liesl with the Key to Gosford City was an easy decision when you look back at her exceptional achievements and contribution to the Central Coast community. “Liesl has had an international career across two sports, captaining the Australian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team, picking up silver medals in Sydney and Athens as well as bronze in Beijing. “Her recent success on the water demonstrates her versatility and wide ranging skills as an elite athlete. “She is a fantastic representative of the Central Coast and role model within our community.

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go some way to show how proud we are of Liesl,” said mayor Cr McKinna. Media Release, 17 Oct 2012 Gosford Council media

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the development was in the public interest and, added to a host of other concerns, it could have been grounds for refusal. “However, on its own, it is insufďŹ cient to support a refusal,â€? said Cr Doyle. “Issues such as trafďŹ c, trading hours, signage, Coles’ access, and parking were considered and addressed through conditions. “The residents’ concerns were very valid, and to breeze over them would have been a huge mistake,â€? he said. Cr Vicki Scott, however, said that she voted for approval because there “was no other viable option. “I really do appreciate that there were a high number of objections, and agree with some of the

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that Lisarowraid Inc. commenced class four proceedings, challenging the validity of the consent.

flawed approval. “If the councillors are not inclined to act in accordance with their officers’ recommendations, we urge that they take advantage of this

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regarding impacts of the proposal, and reluctance of some then councillors to seriously address the issues. “Objectors can seek only ‘judicial review’, and it was for that reason

“The court, with Council and the developer’s agreement, accepted that the approval process was deeply flawed and declared the consent to be invalid. “At this stage Council’s

to move away from that recommendation. “Certainly Council could not feel comfortable, given the history of the application, simply acting to rubber-stamp the

opportunity to fully reconsider the proposal in accordance with council policies and law. “This mandates either allowing council officers to determine the application

under full delegation, accepting and acting in accordance with the officers’ recommendation or, should Council wish to act contrary to recommendation, seeking IDEP (Independent Development and Environment Panel) or external expert review. “It should be recognised that the ‘additional works’ that had been proposed were outside the parameters of the original proposal and therefore not accorded full and proper assessment. In seeking that approach, we acknowledge our current Council’s gracious readiness to accede to the decision of the court, and trust our further negotiations are met with an understanding of a constructive approach. “With a desire to protect environment and amenity for all, Lisarowraid Inc. appeals for continuing involvement and support from all who have seen this proposed development as a threat, not just to the immediate neighbourhood, but one that could easily be replicated in many other valued rural residential areas of our city of Gosford,� said Mr Crellin. Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Stanley Crellin, Lisarowraid Inc.

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ne of Wyong Council’s Iconic Development Sites will proceed to public exhibition following a determination from the State Government to allow a Planning Proposal for the site.

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The move by the State Government opened the door to develop the Key site on the corner of Marine Pde and The Entrance Rd at The Entrance. The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Council’s zoning instrument to permit additional building height on the site. “This is not a Development Application and it doesn’t mean the applicants will start building tomorrow,â€? said Cr Bob Graham. “I look forward to the Development Application actually coming into Council and the ďŹ rst sod being turned, but that timeframe is completely up to the proponent,â€? said Cr Graham. Council’s manager of place management Mr Paul Bowditch said the move by the State Government was extremely positive for the future of Council’s Iconic Development Sites program. “What this proves is that the State Government has further endorsed Council’s Iconic Sites process, which is a step

forward not just for The Entrance, but for all of our other identiďŹ ed Iconic Development Sites in the Shire,â€? said Mr Bowditch. “This is a win for our process and a win for The Entrance community. “We look forward to being able to announce further good news in the future in regard to our Iconic Sites across the Shire and the community and developers can have conďŹ dence that our process is working and the State Government is being very supportive of our work,â€? said Mr Bowditch. At the end of 2010, Council identiďŹ ed 28 iconic development sites around the Shire as having the potential to provide an economic stimulus to the Shire and create jobs. One of those was the Key site in The Entrance, and Council set a process in motion that could eventually see a $45 million development built on the site creating around 100 fulltime jobs. The Key site has long been vacant and has

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gone through numerous owners over the past three decades. The site has also been the subject of proposals that have never progressed. Council has established a strong relationship with the current land owners and developers to the point where they have submitted a proposal that includes retail and food outlets, 93 apartments, and almost 400 jobs including 120 on completion. In June, Council voted to initiate a planning proposal and forward it onto the State Government, seeking permission to vary Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) in order to relax height restrictions for the development to proceed. The State Government put Council’s request through a Gateway Process, and the proposal was endorsed subject to conditions. “This is the ďŹ rst of our Iconic Development Sites to go through this process and reach this stage,â€? said Mr Bowditch.

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plans of review are uncertain. “Council is armed with thorough and detailed reports from its officers recommending refusal, and we see no reason for the current councillors

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“The restaurant will provide employment for not only young unemployed people but also students, both of whom will beneďŹ t not only from the wages but also from the excellent training, which McDonalds provides,â€? said Cr Ward. A total of 160 separate submissions and petitions containing over 2000 signatures were received in reference to the development. The council staff report in the council meeting agenda claimed most of the objections were made from individuals who did not reside in the immediate locality. Cr Craig Doyle said that the number of signatures objecting against the proposal warranted an answer as to whether or not

The decision, which resulted from action taken by Lisarowraid Inc. was delivered on Friday, October 12. The development plans were approved in May of this year by Gosford Council despite recommendations for refusal by Council’s town planners on two occasions over the last two years. Both planning reports had concluded that the development was inappropriate for the area, with town planning principles highlighting that the proposed building and intended scale of usage were out of character for the area designated scenic protection rural (conservation). “Councillor approval not only ignored those two recommendations but dictated increased changes of rural streetscape with additional works including major road reconstruction of urban style, the removal of and threatened damage to trees, all compounded by heavier traffic in the area,� said Lisarowraid secretary Mr Stanley Crellin. “State planning law does not allow objectors to challenge such planning

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raised by the community such as reducing trading hours, trafďŹ c safety measures to stop children running directly across the road to the McDonalds entrance and who genuinely expressed sympathy to the surrounding residents. “It is never easy to make decisions when there has been such community disquiet,â€? said Cr Morris. Deputy mayor Cr Bob Ward said employment was a big contributor to his decision. “With a Central Coast unemployment level of around 6.7 per cent compared with the state average of 5.5 per cent and youth unemployment of around 35 per cent, I was particularly impressed with this commitment to provide over 100 casual and part time jobs.

overrules Council consent he Land and Environment Court has declared that the consent given by Gosford Council for an 800-seat meeting hall in Macdonalds Rd, Lisarow, was invalid.

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matters we could deal with in the determination were those that would stand up in a court of law, compliance issues, and in this case all of those issues complied. “Whether we like it or not, food choices, the name of the company which applied for the development application, the fact that this business is best suited in a shop front in West St, the health issue and other factors do not stand up in the Land and Environment Court in defending a decision. “They are issues that are beyond the boundary of local government. “We had no choice but to approve the development application because it complies with the requirements. “I realise that many people will be disappointed, and I’m sorry about that. “On the positive side, I am pleased there will be about 120 jobs available. “Jobs for unemployed young people and students are important,â€? said Cr Scott. Cr Gabby Bowles said she too was also excited about the 100 plus jobs it would create. “I understand that some residents didn’t want McDonalds at all, but I believe that the conditions will result in a more positive development for the area,â€? she said. The site of the development, which will require the demolition of ďŹ ve houses, adjoins the redeveloped service station to the south on the corner of West St and Ocean Beach Rd and a physiotherapy clinic to the north. The refurbished supermarket and adjacent car park is located to the east of the development. The business will trade from 6am until midnight seven days a week and will have a oor area of 412.29 square metres. The building will have a standard McDonalds corporate visual appearance. It will include 50 internal seats, 25 external seats and 12 seats in a party room. Gosford Council Agenda ENV.84, 2 Oct 2012 Kaitlin Watts, 10 Oct 2012

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Gosford Council has voted 9 1 to permit a fast food store 9-1 in Ocean Beach Rd, Umina. The controversial McDonalds proposal faced opposition from more than 2000 signatories to petitions objecting to the development. Mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said although he understood there were a lot of residents upset about the McDonalds development in Umina, “it was very hard for the councillors to reject the proposal because the development ticked all the boxesâ€?. “It will bring 120 jobs, mostly casual and part time, to the area and this helps with the huge youth unemployment on the Central Coast plus the 50 jobs it will create in building of the development,â€? he said. Only new Greens Cr Hillary Morris opposed the application at the council meeting on Tuesday, October 2. “Whilst I understand the rezoning of this particular parcel of land made the refusal of the McDonalds development application impractical in terms of litigation challenges, I remain unconvinced that trafďŹ c movement is not going to be compromised,â€? said Cr Morris. The site was previously zoned Residential 2(b) until the LEP 471 was made which rezoned the site to General Business 3(a). Cr Morris said she was aware that the development had received sanction from both the Roads and Maritime Service and the police in relation to trafďŹ c movement, but said she knew trafďŹ c on the road was of concern because it was raised in Council’s own DCP 159 Character Statement for Umina. “Ocean Beach Rd is a major local thoroughfare that provides high levels of accessibility but also generates peak hour trafďŹ c congestion, extending eastwards from a gateway intersection with an arterial intersection. “I feel with the added burden of trafďŹ c entering and exiting McDonalds, coupled with a bus stop and cycleway, it could become even more problematic. “I would like to praise those councillors who endeavoured to ďŹ nd solutions to the concerns

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“We are currently working with the Department of Planning to address the conditions imposed and consult with the nominated government agencies. “Having said that, we expect to have a proposal for the Key site on exhibition later in the year,� said Mr Bowditch. Part of the incentives in terms of the relaxation

of height restrictions for developers means the proponents have also had to factor in signiďŹ cant public beneďŹ ts in their plans along with the need to provide a building that embraces the concepts of design excellence and green building design. In this case, the public beneďŹ t comes to $1.55 million worth of improvements to the

public domain in The Entrance, which will be determined in due course. The State Government will assess the ďŹ nal planning proposal and, if they are happy with it, arrange for a legal document to be drafted and the LEP ofďŹ cially amended.

by Central Coast Mariners media

aniel McBreen’s classy 70th minute strike ensured the Central Coast Mariners won their ďŹ rst home game of the season 1-0 over Perth Glory at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday, October 14.

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Having come on just seven minutes earlier for hardworking young marksman Mitchell Duke, McBreen ďŹ red past former Mariners’ custodian Danny Vukovic to earn the home team a narrow, but ultimately deserved victory. In front of 9,192 fans, the Mariners looked resplendent in all pink kits as they ran out in perfect conditions for football at Gosford’s idyllic bayside arena. Their one-off look was to help promote Pink Ribbon Day to be held on Monday, October 22, and seemed to win the support of the home faithful with hundreds of aďŹ cionados arriving at the ground decked out in their own unique pink attire. The opening half of the game was a tussle, with neither side able to craft many clear cut opportunities to open the scoring. Veteran defender Patrick Zwaanswijk had a good chance to open his account for the season and put the Mariners ahead, however, his low drive from a free kick in the 23rd minute was well saved by Vukovic. In the 32nd minute, it

was Glory who were on the attack via another former Mariners favourite Dean Heffernan. Sharp goalkeeping from Mathew Ryan, however, thwarted the Perth raid. Just before the half-time break, impressive defender Trent Sainsbury headed over the cross bar from a Mile Sterjovski free kick. The second stanza was a more entertaining affair, with the pace quickening and both teams looking more likely to break the deadlock. Sterjovski was proving an inuential ďŹ gure against his former Club as he combined down the right side with Duke on numerous occasions. But in the 68th minute, all nearly went awry for the home team. A lapse in concentration by captain John Hutchinson let in the Glory who powered forward, however, Sainsbury’s timely intervention halted the Glory counter attack and spared Hutchinson’s blushes in his 150th Hyundai A-League appearance. Having stopped a goal down one end, Sainsbury proved inuential in McBreen’s winner just two minutes later. The Western Australian born youngster ďŹ red a pinpoint pass to the former Falkirk and York City man, who controlled with his left foot before ďŹ ring home with his right. McBreen lapped up his ďŹ ne ďŹ nish, celebrating in style as he pumped his

Bernie Ibini watches as Perth’s Jacob Burns misses the ball See the back page for more images of the Central Coast Mariners clash with Perth Glory Photos: ValsPix

chest and ran to rejoice with the fans in Bluetongue’s western grandstand. Despite a few late half chances, McBreen’s goal proved to be all the home team needed to ensure they claimed their ďŹ rst win of the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League campaign. Post-match, Mariners’ boss Graham Arnold said he was pleased that his team showed improvement from their round one draw against A-League new boys Western Sydney Wanderers. “Last week was probably a ďŹ ve and today was about a

six [out of 10],â€? Arnold said. “We can do much better and we have to do much better. “The standard of the A-League is going up and we need to go up with it. “I don’t want us to be in form in October, we weren’t last year. “We build into the season and it’s important that we’re ďŹ t and we grind out results and we’re strong defensively.â€? Arnold also shared his delight with the performance of 20 year old defender Sainsbury.

“A lot of people were worried and concerned when we lost Alex Wilkinson but I have a lot of faith in Australian youngsters and Trent Sainsbury who has been with us for two years has had to sit back and be patient. “He has learnt the ropes off ‘Wilko’ (Wilkinson) and Patrick (Zwaanswijk) and I thought today he was superb,� he said. Arnold said he believed the Mariners would have to lift again against northern foes Newcastle Jets on Saturday, October 20, when

the two teams meet in an F3 Derby at Hunter Stadium. “We will have to go up another couple of levels because I thought Newcastle were very good against Sydney in a wonderful spectacle. “It’s still a work in progress and we will only get better,â€? said Arnold. Central Coast Mariners: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic (5. Zachary Anderson 90+3’), 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke (2. Daniel McBreen 63’), 21. Mile Sterjovski (8. Adriano Pellegrino 78’) Substitutes not used: 20. Justin PasďŹ eld (Gk) Yellow Cards: Zwaanswijk 35’, Bojic 60’ Red Cards: Nil Perth Glory: 1. Danny Vukovic (Gk), 3. Seb van den Brink, 4. Billy Mehmet, 7. Jacob Burns (c), 8. Dean Heffernan (12. Ryo Nagai 76’), 10. Liam Miller, 13. Travis Dodd, 14. Steven McGarry (6. Nick Ward 79’), 19. Joshua Risdon, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Michael Thwaite Substitutes not used: 5. Steve Pantaledis, 39. Devon Spence (Gk) Yellow Cards: Thwaite 12’, Burns 23’, Mehmet 81’, Miller 90’ Red Cards: Nil Attendance: 9,192 Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium Referee: Jarred Gillett

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