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inal preparations are being made as Riverside Park gets ready to unveil its latest development on Friday, August 9.

The four-storey tower will become home to the new Reliance GP Super Clinic. “The Riverside Office Tower currently paves the way for a greener future with optimum energy efficiency and guaranteed savings in light and power,” said Riverside Park proprietor Mr Matthew Gibbens. “It is the only building on the Central Coast to have a 4.5 star NABER rating,” he said. The Office Tower covers a total of 6,300m² in size and boasts a grand foyer complete with sandstone feature walls, two lifts, Jimmy G’s cafe and pharmacy.

Other tenants include FLSmidth and Commonwealth Bank Business Banking. The GP Super Clinic will include 14 doctors, 30 medical specialists, 33 treatment rooms, pathology, radiology and X-ray services and more. The Clinic will have an emphasis on preventative health care and operate seven days per week until 10pm. To-date the Gibbens Group for Riverside Park have completed projects in conjunction with major national brands including Dan Murphy’s, KFC, Storage King, Westpac, Australian Red Cross and

MoneyWise. “All work completed by the Gibbens Group remains on target in terms of budget and timeframes”, Mathew Gibbens said. While the majority of the office tower is now leased, there are still some spaces available for sale or lease starting from 76m² in size. The next stage of the development is already underway with the construction of the 15,000m2 Masters Home Improvement and Medical Suites building due for completion by December. Media release, 12 Jul 2013 Matthew Gibbens, Riverside Park

Kibbleplex funding rejected osford Council has missed out on round four Regional Development Australia Funding (RDAF) which had been sought for the proposed Kibbleplex project in the Market Town building in Gosford.

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The Learning and Enterprise Centre proposal involved the establishment of a City Library and business hub, teleworking facilities and a university presence. The application for $7 million in funding, to be matched by council’s $8.1 million contribution, was unsuccessful. “It seems that once again the Central Coast misses out on significant infrastructure that would have provided better jobs

and better education for our children,” said Cr Jeff Strickson. A meeting will now be requested with the newly elected deputy prime minister Mr Anthony Albanese to discuss why the application was not accepted even though it met all the essential criteria and had support from the wider community. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill said that, like all locals, she was disappointed that the

funding for the project was not successful. “I understand that the applications are awarded on merit by an independent panel,” said Ms O’Neill. “I am committed to the fight to fund Kibbleplex, a comprehensive answer to Gosford’s employment and educational needs. “I see it as a joint project with Gosford Council, and other community partners. I am proud of the investment that we have already brought to Gosford

with the early rollout of the National Broadband Network. “New businesses are already relocating to the Coast to take advantage of the superfast and reliable broadband services available in the CBD. “We have also recently secured $2.3m for the Gosford TAFE to run the E-Links educational program, only made possible with the NBNEnabled Education and Skills Services Program. “Gosford City Council was awarded an additional $668,000 under round four of the RDAF for local community infrastructure.

“We are investing in regional Australia. “I welcome Chris Holstein’s public declaration of support for the project, and hope that funds from the State Government follow. “While this round of RDAF is over, I will continue to fight very hard for the $7.5m being sought for this project. “I know how much it means to our community and the important message it will send to prospective investors that Gosford is open for business and open to opportunity,” said Ms O’Neill. Liberal candidate

for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks said she was also disappointed that the funding didn’t come through. “The Kibbleplex project would create badly needed new jobs and business and educational facilities in the centre of Gosford, but now the whole project is in jeopardy.” Gosford Council Agenda UM.4, 2 Jul 2013 Media release, 3 Jul 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill Media release, 15 Jul 2013 Mary Doherty, Office of Lucy Wicks


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An artist’s impression of the proposed Woy Woy Oval grandstand and amenities

Council may expand oval redevelopment an 800-seat grandstand, change rooms, referees’ room, first aid room, media box and kiosks. If adopted, it would also have a barbecue area, club house, storage areas, sportsground amenities, scoreboard and a commercial area for potential leases. Landscaping features would include spectator mounding, shade areas and retractable fencing. A major focus of the Masterplan is the integration of the facility with the CBD and creating a Woy Woy CBD

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hub with the ability to host regional sporting events. This would involve the relocation of the car park from Oval Ave into the existing car park which would create additional parking spaces and timed parking for CBD users. The Oval Ave car park would be transformed into a boulevard space allowing seating for the proposed cafe, a meeting space and an area that can be used for events such as markets. Council has allocated $750,000

through the Capital Works Program and $1 million through the Infrastructure Reserve for the demolition and redevelopment of the grandstand. A further $130,000 was allocated through the Capital Works program for the demolition and redevelopment of the Woy Woy Rugby Clubhouse. Gosford Council Agenda ECO.11, 2 Jul 2013

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The four-storey tower will become home to the new Reliance GP Super Clinic. “The Riverside Office Tower currently paves the way for a greener future with optimum energy efficiency and guaranteed savings in light and power,” said Riverside Park proprietor Mr Matthew Gibbens. “It is the only building on the Central Coast to have a 4.5 star NABER rating,” he said. The Office Tower covers a total of 6,300m² in size and boasts a grand foyer complete with sandstone feature walls, two lifts, Jimmy G’s cafe and pharmacy.

Other tenants include FLSmidth and Commonwealth Bank Business Banking. The GP Super Clinic will include 14 doctors, 30 medical specialists, 33 treatment rooms, pathology, radiology and X-ray services and more. The Clinic will have an emphasis on preventative health care and operate seven days per week until 10pm. To-date the Gibbens Group for Riverside Park have completed projects in conjunction with major national brands including Dan Murphy’s, KFC, Storage King, Westpac, Australian Red Cross and

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inal preparations are being made as Riverside Park gets ready to unveil its latest development on Friday, August 9.

is currently being used by Woy Woy Football Club and Woy Woy Cricket Club. Cr Bowles asked council officers to look into opportunities to incorporate an upgrade of this facility with the plans to replace the dilapidated referees’ facilities. Cr Bowles said this would see a “better multi-use facility that could accommodate more codes”. Through the Woy Woy Oval Redevelopment Masterplan, the staged development aims to provide

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The Learning and Enterprise Centre proposal involved the establishment of a City Library and business hub, teleworking facilities and a university presence. The application for $7 million in funding, to be matched by council’s $8.1 million contribution, was unsuccessful. “It seems that once again the Central Coast misses out on significant infrastructure that would have provided better jobs

and better education for our children,” said Cr Jeff Strickson. A meeting will now be requested with the newly elected deputy prime minister Mr Anthony Albanese to discuss why the application was not accepted even though it met all the essential criteria and had support from the wider community. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill said that, like all locals, she was disappointed that the

funding for the project was not successful. “I understand that the applications are awarded on merit by an independent panel,” said Ms O’Neill. “I am committed to the fight to fund Kibbleplex, a comprehensive answer to Gosford’s employment and educational needs. “I see it as a joint project with Gosford Council, and other community partners. I am proud of the investment that we have already brought to Gosford

“We are investing in regional Australia. “I welcome Chris Holstein’s public declaration of support for the project, and hope that funds from the State Government follow. “While this round of RDAF is over, I will continue to fight very hard for the $7.5m being sought for this project. “I know how much it means to our community and the important message it will send to prospective investors that Gosford is open for business and open to opportunity,” said Ms O’Neill. Liberal candidate

for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks said she was also disappointed that the funding didn’t come through. “The Kibbleplex project would create badly needed new jobs and business and educational facilities in the centre of Gosford, but now the whole project is in jeopardy.” Gosford Council Agenda UM.4, 2 Jul 2013 Media release, 3 Jul 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill Media release, 15 Jul 2013 Mary Doherty, Office of Lucy Wicks

antas Socceroos head coach Holger Osieck held a training camp in Gosford and Tuggerah from Monday, July 1, to Friday, July 5, which included Central Coast Mariners’ Joshua Rose, Mitchell Duke and Trent Sainsbury.

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be home to 288 full time staff and be in operation seven days a week, and 24 hours a day during times of emergency such as a natural disaster,” Cr Eaton said. The site covers 3.9 hectares and is on the corner of Ourimbah Creek Rd and the Pacific Highway, on the F3 side. It has frontages on

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both the Pacific Highway and Ourimbah Creek Rd. The application describes the proposed development as a regional works depot, comprising a total floor area of more than 8,300 square metres. There are four main buildings proposed including an administration facility with a conference

a vehicle servicing area with a wash bay, warehousing and storage and a recycling and waste collection facility. Car parking spaces have been provided for 188 general spots and 215 service vehicle spots. The administration building will be located on the most prominent area of the site, at the front of Ourimbah

metre fence. “The 288 jobs will be broken down into 74 office staff and the rest being field staff,” Cr Eaton said. “This again proves that council is working hard to attract this type of job creating investment to the Shire. “To have the regional base for Ausgrid located at Ourimbah is fantastic

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“Council has overwhelmingly supported this development and recommended it for approval by the JRPP. “We will continue to work hard to create jobs for our residents, and bring this type of million dollar investment into the Shire.” Media release, 27 Jun 2013, Wyong Shire Council

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The training camp was part of the Qantas Socceroos preparation for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 in Seoul. It was the first of three camps in Australia to be held in the lead up to the East Asian Cup. The Cup will take place in the Korean Republic from July 20 to 28. At a reception held by Gosford Council, Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill congratulated the players on their World Cup qualification.

“The next eighteen months represents a very exciting time for football in Australia,” said Mr Farrell. “With Australia qualifying for its third successive World Cup, an outstanding achievement in itself, and

Australia hosting the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in 2015, there is a lot for football fans to be excited about. “Focusing on the current challenge of the East Asian Cup, I’m sure the head

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eorgia Wassall of Wamberal has received a $1,000 sponsorship from the Developing and Recognising Talent (DART) program to attend the IAAF World Youth Athletic

Championships which will be held in the Ukraine from July 10 to 14. Georgia, 17, broke the NSW U18 and U20 800 metre records in February this year to qualify for the World Youth Championships. The qualifying win also

saw her become the second fastest U18 Australian runner ever, and number 10 in the U20s list. The record was previously set 44 years ago by Cheryl Peasley, who went on to win a Commonwealth Games medal and become an Olympian.

coach, Holger Osieck has the team primed to impress as they did at the recent World Cup qualification matches. “I wish the team the best of luck when they head to South Korea for the East

Asian Cup later this month.” Ms O’Neill said she was delighted that the facilities on the Central Coast had been chosen for the training camp. “Having members of the Socceroos squad training

here is exciting for the local community, and I can see the positive influence on our local young sporting stars – inspired to work hard so that they may have similar opportunities in the future,” Ms O’Neill said.

The annual awards program, initiated by PRIME7 and the Commonwealth Bank, provides an opportunity for communities to showcase their events and festivals and be recognized state-wide. Chrome Fest is a three day event held in October at The Entrance which pays tribute to American classic cars, hot rods, low-rider bicycles, rock and roll and rockabilly of the 1950s and 60s. Since its establishment in 2009, Chrome Fest has grown in popularity. Last year was its most popular year with over

600 cars on display and over 50,000 people in attendance. It is estimated that Chrome Fest injected over $8.5 million last year into the local community, with strong support from local community groups and organizations. This year, the Chrome Fest Committee hopes to increase attendance at the festival, as well as the number of cars to 800 and to spread the event over five days. With new attractions, including a drive-in cinema and more dance, makeup and hair competitions, the committee hope to bring the 60s back to the Coast once more. The winner of this year’s Events and Tourism Award will win TV advertising exposure courtesy of PRIME7. Winners will be announced at a Gala Presentation held at the Newcastle Leagues Club on Saturday, October 26.

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wo Central Coast Mariners players were selected to participate in a Socceroos training camp in Sydney which began on Monday, July 8, and will continue until

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Friday, July 12. The camp is part of the Socceroos’ preparations for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 which will be played in the Korea Republic from July 20 to 28. Mitchell Duke and Trent Sainsbury were two

of 20 players selected to participate in the training camp, which was the last chance for players to impress head coach Holger Osieck before the final Socceroos squad for the EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 is named on Friday, July 12.

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Council is unable to completely sign off on the development because the value is more than $5 million, which means the JRPP will ultimately determine the application. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said the development would serve as Ausgrid’s base for the entire Central Coast. “The development will

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Kibbleplex funding rejected with the early rollout of the National Broadband Network. “New businesses are already relocating to the Coast to take advantage of the superfast and reliable broadband services available in the CBD. “We have also recently secured $2.3m for the Gosford TAFE to run the E-Links educational program, only made possible with the NBNEnabled Education and Skills Services Program. “Gosford City Council was awarded an additional $668,000 under round four of the RDAF for local community infrastructure.

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osford Council has missed out on round four Regional Development Australia Funding (RDAF) which had been sought for the proposed Kibbleplex project in the Market Town building in Gosford.

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MoneyWise. “All work completed by the Gibbens Group remains on target in terms of budget and timeframes”, Mathew Gibbens said. While the majority of the office tower is now leased, there are still some spaces available for sale or lease starting from 76m² in size. The next stage of the development is already underway with the construction of the 15,000m2 Masters Home Improvement and Medical Suites building due for completion by December.

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Windy weekend passes without a problem he volunteer members of Marine Rescue Central Coast were on high alert over the weekend of June 20 and 21 following reports from the Bureau of Meteorology of gale force winds and rain predicted to intensify into Sunday and Monday.

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Late Saturday afternoon rescue vessel Central Coast 20 was on patrol when the radio base at Point Clare received a report of an unmanned jet-ski afloat off Half Tide Rocks. While the rescue boat was en route to investigate or provide assistance, the

search was called off as another report indicated that the jet-ski had been recovered by its owner. On Saturday night, the rostered crew of Central Coast 20 was out in the poor conditions, taking the opportunity to hone their local knowledge and night navigation skills in the most unpleasant weather. While there were a number of calls to the radio base over the weekend, they were mostly from hopeful boaties seeking weather updates. Few vessels logged-on and the weekend passed without incident. Media release, 24 Jun 2013 Marine Rescue Central Coast

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Sand quarry development to be considered he Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel will consider a development application at its meeting on Thursday, July 18, for a sand quarry in Somersby, which has been recommended for refusal.

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The quarry has an estimated two to three million tonnes of resource which is proposed to be extracted at a rate of up to 150,000 tonnes per annum of washed and screened and unwashed sand to local and Sydney markets over a period up to 20 years. The quarry would be developed and operated in five stages over 20 years, comprising quarry establishment works, a reinstatement of the quarrying and sand processing operation and a substantial start to the rehabilitation program in the first two years, significant restructuring of the quarrying operation from years three to five, expansion of the rehabilitation program and an expansion of the quarrying operation in years six to 10, progressive extension of the quarrying

operation towards Wisemans Ferry Rd and the possible establishment of new tailings and fresh water dams in years 11 to 19 and the decommissioning and removal of all plant and equipment, the final rehabilitation of the site to the rehabilitation plan and the final inspection of the site by the Council and

other relevant authorities in the 20th year. The application has been recommended for refusal on a number of grounds including Inadequate information and impact on groundwater resources, the impact on the Aboriginal artefact and objection by the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council,

inadequate information to access on-site wastewater disposal, the impact on the amenity of adjoining and nearby residents and inadequate information to assess the impacts on air quality, and impact on adjoining resident-human health, particularly by PM2.5 and PM10 crystalline silica. Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel meeting agenda, 18 Jul 2013

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he Bullet Train for Australia party is looking for Central Coast people to run as candidates in the upcoming federal election and drive the Bullet Train campaign in their local area.

The party is seeking ordinary people who are passionate about making a difference by getting a high speed rail system for the country. “Stage 1 of our national rail map includes the Central Coast as one of the nine stops from Newcastle to Melbourne,” said Bullet Train for Australia Party president Mr Tim Bohm. “We want to work to start now, and have services operating within five years. “The bullet train will be a huge economic boost for the region.” The Bullet Train for the Central Coast campaign has already gained support, with over 1,500 likes on their Facebook page which was launched last month. A number of benefits of a high speed rail system for Central Coast residents have been identified by the Party, including a 25 minute trip to Sydney, 20 minute trip

to Newcastle, three hour trip to Melbourne and a one and a half hour trip to Canberra. Other benefits for the Central Coast include thousands of new jobs, an increase in population, more business activity, growth in property prices and a rise in tourism. “The people of the

Central Coast can see the massive benefits that a Bullet Train would bring to them, so they are getting involved,” Mr Bohm said. “It really is a no brainer. “Fast tracking the bullet train system is why we formed a federal party to run in this year’s election. “It will give people a

chance to have a say on the greatest national infrastructure project in Australia’s history. “It’s time to show the politicians that we’re sick of all the talk, we want high speed action on high speed rail.” Media Release, 8 July 2013 Tim Bohm, Bullet Train for Australia

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Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein, Minister for Health Ms Jillian Skinner, Central Coast Local Health District Board chair Mr Paul Tonkin, Woy Woy Hospital Auxiliary president Ms Phyllis Thomas, Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill and Woy Woy Hospital Alliance president Mr Ivan Kinny at the official ribbon cutting of the Woy Woy Rehabilitation Unit

Rehabilitation unit is officially opened Woy Woy Hospital’s new $11.6 million 30-bed Rehabilitation Unit was officially opened on Tuesday, June 11, by Minister for Health Ms Jillian Skinner. Ms Skinner was joined by Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein, Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill, Woy Woy Hospital Auxiliary president Ms Phyllis Thomas, Woy Woy Hospital Alliance president Mr Ivan Kinny and Central Coast Local Health District Board Chair Mr Paul Tonkin. The facility was joint-funded with the NSW Government investing $5 million into the project and the Australian Government, under the COAG New Subacute Beds Guarantee contributing $6.6 million. Ms Skinner said she was pleased to deliver on their preelection commitment to restore rehabilitation services to Woy Woy Hospital, which were relocated to Wyong Hospital in 2008. “It is with great excitement that I can be here today to celebrate the fulfilment of a pre-election commitment to provide enhanced rehabilitative care for patients on the Central Coast. “It’s no secret that this area has a growing and ageing population

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and to meet this demand we must continue to invest in these services to deliver quality care to the community,” Ms Skinner said. The new unit comprises 30 patient beds including two inpatient rooms, multiple courtyard therapy areas, a gymnasium and a dining room that includes a self-serve beverage bay. The facility also features new kitchen areas, staff facilities, linen

holding areas and waste collection facilities as well as additional parking. Mr Holstein said he was proud to deliver much-needed services for Woy Woy and Central Coast communities. “The NSW Government is delivering on the commitments it has made to the community and our new rehabilitation unit is a wonderful example of this,” Mr

Holstein said. “The Rehabilitation Unit is designed to provide support for patients including coordinated medical, psychological and rehabilitative care tailored to individual needs. “We want to see these patients recover so that they are able to return to the community and live with optimal independence while being supported by communitybased health services. “Provision has also been made for bariatric patients with a specially designed room with a ceiling mounted hoist that also provides access to the ensuite, helping to ensure the safety of both patients and staff,” Mr Holstein said. Ms O’Neill said bringing back the Woy Woy Rehabilitation Ward would make a real and practical difference to local residents needing care and support on the Peninsula. “Anyone can have an accident or a stroke or an illness that puts them in need of rehab services in a dedicated facility,” said Ms O’Neill. “Being near family and friends is part of that healing journey. “I’m very proud to be a part of the Federal Government that has delivered this great new building, and brought this service back to life

here in Woy Woy.” Ms O’Neill also thanked the strong community campaign that made bringing this facility back possible. “This is truly a win for the community. “I want to thank people like Ivan Kinney, Marj Cleere and their dedicated team who, alongside the Woy Woy Hospital Ancillary, kept up their petitioning to make this possible. “We are committed to ensuring that all Australians have access to the right health care, at the right time and in the right place – and better integrating it across public hospitals, primary care and aged care. “By investing in the availability of subacute care services, the Government is improving the capacity of our health system to meet the challenges of an ageing population.”

Council may expand oval redevelopment Gosford Council staff are investigating the possibility of expanding the proposed Woy Woy Oval Redevelopment Masterplan. The issue was deferred at Council’s ordinary meeting of Tuesday, July 2, for two weeks to give council staff time for their investigation. Cr Gabby Bowles said there was a canteen and amenities block on the eastern side of the ground that

is currently being used by Woy Woy Football Club and Woy Woy Cricket Club. Cr Bowles asked council officers to look into opportunities to incorporate an upgrade of this facility with the plans to replace the dilapidated referees’ facilities. Cr Bowles said this would see a “better multi-use facility that could accommodate more codes”. Through the Woy Woy Oval Redevelopment Masterplan, the staged development aims to provide

an 800-seat grandstand, change rooms, referees’ room, first aid room, media box and kiosks. If adopted, it would also have a barbecue area, club house, storage areas, sportsground amenities, scoreboard and a commercial area for potential leases. Landscaping features would include spectator mounding, shade areas and retractable fencing. A major focus of the Masterplan is the integration of the facility with the CBD and creating a Woy Woy CBD

hub with the ability to host regional sporting events. This would involve the relocation of the car park from Oval Ave into the existing car park which would create additional parking spaces and timed parking for CBD users. The Oval Ave car park would be transformed into a boulevard space allowing seating for the proposed cafe, a meeting space and an area that can be used for events such as markets. Council has allocated $750,000

through the Capital Works Program and $1 million through the Infrastructure Reserve for the demolition and redevelopment of the grandstand. A further $130,000 was allocated through the Capital Works program for the demolition and redevelopment of the Woy Woy Rugby Clubhouse. Gosford Council Agenda ECO.11, 2 Jul 2013

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Swags provided for homeless people

Evergreen donates to Historical Society vergreen Life Care, a not-for-profit aged care provider in West Gosford, has donated $5000 to the Brisbane Water Historical Society.

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Evergreen Life Care operates retirement, residential aged care facilities and community aged care services in the Gosford and Tea Gardens areas and made the donation as part of their Community Benefit program. Brisbane Water Historical Society president Ms Edith Campbell said the money would be used for general maintenance and to support the Society’s work. “We’re a not-forprofit organisation so this donation will be very helpful to help us keeping our doors open to the public,” Ms Campbell said. “We have to maintain Henry Kendall Cottage; it’s a privately owned cottage, which the Society bought from the Adcock family

in 1959, and we have a responsibility to the local community to keep up with repairs and to run the museum. “The council has helped us and the majority of artefacts and items on display in the museum are donated by the people of the Central Coast. “We want to promote the history of this area and encourage the community to get involved, and this donation will be a great help to the work that we do.” Evergreen Life Care CEO Mr Ted Coupe said the donation was made as part of their Community Benefit program, a planned outreach commitment that contributes to local projects that meet identified community, social, health

and welfare needs. “The Society does excellent work in ensuring the Central Coast’s history is not forgotten and provides local residents with an important link to the early days of settlement in the region. “We certainly understand the value of understanding your history and are very pleased to be able to support the Society’s ongoing work to promote the Central Coast. “As a not-for-profit organisation ourselves we are glad we are in a position to provide this small gesture to another community based organisation in our area,” he added. Media release, 10 Jul 2013 Katey Small, Brilliant Logic

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organisations like Coast Shelter and Pacific Link make a difference for those in need,” Ms Safaei said. Pacific Link CEO Mr Keith Gavin said: “As we’ve seen from the recent weather, the Central Coast and Lower Hunter can be very wet and cold.” “Like all communities we have our share of homeless people and it’s up to us as individuals and community organisations to assist all those we can. “Providing swags is not a permanent solution, but for those who have nowhere to go they provide some shelter in their day to day lives,” Mr Gavin said.

through Coast Shelter.” The high-tech swags are made in Melbourne by Swags for Homeless, a not-for-profit agency that combines modern fabrics with design innovations to produce sleeping tents which include a mattress. The swags they make are five times more waterproof than canvas, fast drying, fire and mildew resistant and, when not in use, they roll up into a self-contained backpack. Rotary Club of Gosford City president Ms Kian Safaei said the club decided to take part in the program for Coast Shelter after making a decision to focus its efforts on helping local charities. “This is our city, and we are here to help high quality

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Mystery creature not a mystery?

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he creature found on Wamberal Beach on Tuesday, June 25, has been formally identified as a brush tail possum. Local environmental activist Mr Jake Cassar, however, said experts are still divided on what the creature is. “I know people who have worked closely with brush tail possums who are insistent that it is not a brush tail possum, and then others are certain that it is,” said Mr Cassar. “While I’m fairly satisfied with the results from the Museum, I’m open to hearing other people’s views. “I carefully studied, filmed and measured the creature. “I am on the lookout for a road kill brush tail possum to compare the two creatures closely,” he said.

Household waste audit osford Council has begun a household waste audit of residential bin services throughout Gosford City, including the Peninsula.

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In partnership with Remondis, Council will monitor household waste disposal to ensure that the current service is meeting the requirements of local residents. Gosford Council’s waste education and sustainability officer Ms Elyse Ballesty said that the Gosford City Bin Blitz was about ensuring waste services in the LGA were sustainable and environmentally friendly. “In terms of general household waste, residents have access to a standard 120L bin or a 240L bin, at

an extra cost. “As part of this Bin Blitz we are aiming to see where this service may be supplementary to residents’ needs,” said Ms Ballesty. Ms Ballesty said this project would also give Council an opportunity to gauge how much people were recycling and how that had affected their general household service. “We are always looking at ways we can improve our service and ensure it remains environmentally friendly. “Information sourced

from the Bin Blitz will be used to improve waste services long term. “Education about recycling and sustainability is an important part of our work and this will give us an opportunity to see what impact that is having on the general waste service across the LGA. “As part of the Bin Blitz, we will also be ensuring that the size of all household waste services match those outlined in rates notices,” said Ms Ballesty. Media release, 3 Jul 2013 Gosford Council media

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Resilient families program program aimed at creating emotionally resilient families will be held at the Kariong Community Centre on July 18 and 25, from 7pm to 9pm.

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July markets well attended

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wenty-three reptiles have been reported as stolen from the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby on Sunday, July 14.

About 11pm, police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command were called to the reptile park on the Pacific Highway following reports of a break and enter. Police commenced an investigation. Officers were told approximately 23 various reptiles were allegedly stolen from the park including dragons, lizards and an alligator. There are concerns for

Anyone with information about these incidents should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

maintenance, and without proper care there is a significant risk of them not surviving. Police are appealing to any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may have any information about the reptiles to contact police. Media release, 15 Jul 2013 NSW Police Media

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Boys followed home enior police are warning parents and children to be vigilant over the school holidays following a child approach near Terrigal on Tuesday, July 9.

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About 3:50pm, two boys, aged 11, were walking along The Esplanade, Terrigal. Two men allegedly followed the boys, before they entered their home at Kurrawyba Ave. One of the men has been described as being 19-years-old, 180cm tall, of thin build and short dark

hair, wearing long pants and a black-brown button-up coat. The other man has been described as being 19-years-old, 163cm tall, of thin build, dark shoulder length hair, wearing long

pants and a black-brown coat. Brisbane Water Local Area Command were contacted and have since commenced investigations. Media release, 10 Jul 2013 NSW Police Media

Man allegedly hugs young girl olice are appealing for information after a young girl was approached by a man at Wyoming on Saturday, July 6.

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about 183cm tall with a large-fat build, a tattoo of a skeleton and snake on his forearm and wearing a grey hooded jumper.

“It was great to see so many people out and about enjoying the sunshine and supporting the Market stall holders and Gosford City retailers,” said Gosford Business Improvement District (GBID) manager Mr Paul Brasch. “We now invite Gosford City Centre businesses and community groups to set up at the Markets to boost their trade and add to the variety of the Markets. “We had cool jazz on

stage, nice Hunter wines including Shiraz to taste, plenty of market stalls and lots to see and do. “This month we rolled out Yarn Bombing, which is essentially dressing up the deciduous trees in Winter with colourful knitted items. “This project was led by Jenna Trostle of the Whimsy Brigade who was joined by a small band of talented locals. “They had a great time installing their hand made

projects, much to the public’s delight,” said Mr Brasch. “The Gosford City Markets are on the second Saturday of each month in Kibble Park from 8am to 1pm. The next Markets will be held on Saturday, August 14, with a Vintage theme. Media release, 15 Jul 2013 Paul Brasch, GBID

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Coast Connect Day to assist those in need oast Connect Day, a day aimed at connecting with those who are finding it tough, will be held on Tuesday, July 30, at the Niagara Park Youth Centre.

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The community focused event is a day which brings together all the agencies and services that can offer assistance under one roof. Over 60 government and non-government services, agencies and armies of volunteers will come together for one day, to assist as many people as possible. Those needing assistance will have access to services that may help them along the path to maintain their tenancies and even to end their homelessness. Coast Shelter’s executive officer Mr Laurie Maher said: “Homelessness has no socio-economic borders, we have assisted people living and sleeping in their cars from suburbs scattered right across the Central Coast.� “Sleeping in cars, couch

surfing, overcrowding and sleeping rough puts at risk people, particularly young people suffering abuse and exploitation, and can add to the loss of a person’s health, interpersonal relationships and job opportunities and education.� Coast Connect day allows the whole community to come together and Get Connected. It is about helping to provide essential resources and services to those who need that need it most. Free travel passes are available for people to be able to make their way to and from Connect Day from a number of services across the Central Coast including the Coast Community Centre, Housing NSW and Centrelink offices. Practical assistance will also be available on the

day including housing and employment assistance, health and dental checks, clothing, legal services, accommodation and educational services. Haircuts and a little pampering will be popular as will food and beverages, all of which will be provided free of charge. “We can move mountains when we all work together to achieve a common goal,� said Coast Connect Day chair Mr Bob Thomas. “Coast Connect Day will break down barriers that prevent people from moving forward and provide practical services and responses that will make a real difference,� he said. Media release, 12 Jul 2013 Jade Smith, Coast Shelter

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New Horizons, a not-forprofit organisation located in William St, was approached recently by Yarn Bombing team leader Ms Jenna Trostle to come up with creative ways to transform Burns Park, Gosford into a sea of colour. The New Horizons team, led by support worker Donna Komene, decorated trees on Friday, July 12, with all the hand crafted items they had made. Meanwhile, a small band of volunteers had been putting the final touches on their artworks for Kibble Park, William St Mall and the bollards in Mann St. These were rolled out during Saturday’s Gosford City Markets with the support of Ms Trostle. “I formed the Whimsy Brigade to encourage people to bring a bit of magic into Gosford,� said Ms Trostle. “It’s my hope that our efforts will make people feel more welcome in the city and see that there are people that are willing to volunteer their time and effort to make Gosford a special place once again. The idea of this project wasn’t just to get people to

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knit things, it was to connect people to their community, and foster a sense of hope. “We also tried to make it as inclusive as possible, so that people who don’t know how to knit could still get involved, so there are also people making little presents for others to find and take home, a bit like a scavenger hunt for people of all ages. “We hope the colour and joy that we introduced to the city will inspire others to also contribute to putting positive energy into Gosford. “This is only the start of a much greater movement to bring art, culture, and love into Gosford’s CBD. “We would like to thank Gosford Business Improvement District

(GBID), Frankenstein’s Fabrics, New Horizons and all the volunteers who gave us their passion and talents for this vibrant project. “Yarn Bombing is now an international art form, performed mainly in winter when the trees have lost their leaves to give instant colour to the City Centre,� said Ms Trostle. Gosford’s project is now in its second year and has been a delightful way for people with varying skills and hobbies to combine their interests and beautify the Coast. Media release, 15 Jul 2013 Jenna Trostle, Whimsy Brigade


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Money still owed for Peats Ridge Festival ver $1.3 million of ticketing revenue from the defunct Peats Ridge Festival is still unaccounted for as musicians and the industry become resigned to the fact that they won’t be receiving money owed from the collapsed festival.

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Promoter of the festival Mr Matt Grant announced in January that the event was to cease, prompting a thorough investigation of the festival’s practices and hunt for owed funds. The result of the investigation by liquidators Worrells, who were specifically appointed after a creditor’s committee took the action of dumping original firm Jirsch Sutherland after they had done the initial investigations, gathered $158,975 in company assets – not enough to even cover the fees of the two liquidation firms. Creditors have expressed a resignation that they wouldn’t be receiving money, but wanted to continue the investigation into the company’s practises, in particular, revenue from tickets sold. In the latest report to creditors which was issued mid-June, the liquidators outlined the destination of the $1.4 million in ticket revenue. Third party OzTix were engaged to handle the

ticketing, with revenue deposited into the Peats Ridge Pty Ltd’s bank account. At some point this was changed to a merchant facility operated by another of Grant’s companies, The Festival Company Pty Ltd, which is still registered. Worrells say that the majority of the funds, all but $73,000 of the $1.4 million, were then transferred into a bank account in the name of The Festival Company. They have demanded the money from The Festival Company, but received no response. Worrells’ Christopher Darin, who was leading the liquidation, wrote that he had completed a report for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission [ASIC] regarding section 533 of the Corporations Act 2001, which requires liquidators to notify ASIC if there is the suggestion of illegal activity by a director or company representative. At the time, ASIC advised that they would not be holding their own investigation.

Darin completed a supplementary report “detailing potential offences committed by Grant”. Worrells believes that Grant may have breached codes of the Corporations Act related to insolvent trading when he was promising creditors that forthcoming events would raise enough capital to pay 2011 and 2012’s debts while previously using the new 2011 company to pay debts incurred by the company used to hold the 2010 event. The Commission have since advised Worrells that they are interested in taking action against Grant, however, they indicated they were waiting to receive section 533 certificates before moving forward to ban Grant. Other companies which Grant is a director of are currently being wound up, including MRG Operations whose liquidation is being handled by Jirsch Sutherland. Andrew Spring of Jirsch Sutherland said they had also lodged a section 533

Water extraction ceases oca Cola Amatil has ceased its spring water packaging operations at Peats Ridge and consolidated its NSW operations into a larger facility in Sydney.

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The company will continue to maintain the site and continue to extract some water under its current licence, but no firm plans have been finalised as to how much water will be extracted. “We have a number of spring water sources in NSW and we balance our supply across all the sources while maintaining the sustainability of the sources at all times,” said Coca Cola Amatil director of

media and public affairs Ms Sally Loane. “The most important thing to understand is that we are the only business in the Peats Ridge area which has continuous measuring, monitoring and reporting of the water we extract from the aquifer. “No other business we know does this. “We are rigorous about maintaining a sustainable source and will never compromise the source.

“Four employees have taken redundancy and the packaging operations have ceased. “We are however still maintaining the site with staff. “The Peats Ridge brand still exists,” said Ms Loane. Coca Cola Amatil bought the operation at Peats Ridge in July 2003.

report with ASIC on June 7 and believed that there were other such 533 submissions made in regard to Grant in recent years. Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance director of entertainment, crew and sport Mal Tulloch has denied that the money chase had been a failure and said that a number of outcomes were being sought in regards to the music industry. “We’re asking the regulators to ensure the companies are being wound up as they should be,” he said. “This whole process was to investigate how people in the industry are able to get away with ripping people off. “There is a litany of illegal behaviour, we believe, by the director,” he said. Now that Worrells have tabled their report for ASIC, and the money from the liquidation process has run out, it is now up to the creditors to push the issue. “ASIC will be far more responsive to affected creditors expressing their

disappointment that no action will be taken,” Tulloch said. “They will need to do that in writing to ASIC and ask the obvious question as to why the regulator is prepared to turn a blind eye to illegal behaviour in the industry. “Worrells have completed their detailed report it is up to ASIC to investigate.” On top of potential preferential payment and insolvent trading offences, Worrells have alleged that the company also committed offences in their record keeping. An IT expert employed to extract information from a company computer concluded that “someone had deliberately attempted to delete information” and “the entire email database had been erased”. As well as the ticketing funds, Grant has a personal loan with the company to the amount of $28,745.45. A letter of demand has been issued with no response. $9,542.17 is also owed by

Unseen TV, the debt believed to arise from fees related to the licensing rights to stream the festival’s 2011-12 event on YouTube. That amount has been written off after the company was deregistered in January this year. The total amount of money owed to companies, which include artists, major booking agents, infrastructure companies, police and the taxation officers, is believed to be $1,589,617.83. Proof of debt forms a total $742.641.28 of that figure. Grant had left the country for France but returned to Australia in May. Tulloch said that Grant had declared himself bankrupt, meaning he was currently unable to run a company, but he could potentially be an employed consultant. Website, 9 Jul 2013 Scott Fitzsimmons, Themusic.com.au

Cowrie nominated he Cowrie restaurant in Terrigal has been nominated for Best Seafood Restaurant in the Sydney Fish Market’s (SFM) 2013 Seafood Excellence Awards.

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The awards, which opened to public vote on July 1, will be awarded to recipients across 10 categories at an exclusive Seafood Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 28. All voters go in the draw to win a $250 Sydney Seafood School voucher, where they will have the opportunity to undertake deluxe cooking classes or

cook under the guidance of one of the school’s celebrity chefs. “There are few things better than a delicious seafood dining experience, hot and tasty fish and chips or getting your chef’s apron on and having a go with quality seafood you’ve chosen from your local retailer,” said SFM general manager Mr Bryan Skepper. “We’re inviting the

public to reward the best in seafood in their area by getting behind them and casting their vote.” Judges from across the industry will select a winner from the finalists in each category at the Awards evening on Wednesday, August 28. Media release, 1 Jul 2013 Annalise Bertram, Cox Inall Communications

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The rezoning at Wyee, which was approved on Friday, May 24, is a step towards establishing a framework to progress the long-standing “paper subdivision” in the town, which dates back to the early 20th century. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Hunter and Central Coast regional director Mr Michael Leavey said the decision was in line with an aim of the 2006 Lower Hunter Regional Strategy to support housing supply in the Wyee area. This regional strategy is currently under review. The Department has approved the local environmental plan rezoning amendment proposed by the Lake Macquarie City Council for about 164 hectares of land adjoining the existing township and its railway station. The land in the rezoning area is owned by the Wyee Development Fund, Lake

Macquarie Council, NSW Government or individual owners of about 200 lots in a “paper subdivision”. The rezoning will create about 117 hectares of residential land, with higher densities encouraged closer to the railway station. It also sets aside

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another 45 hectares for environmental or conversation purposes, 1.6 hectares for open space and 0.5 hectares for infrastructure purposes. The site incorporates a “paper subdivision” dating back to 1914. This area had been subdivided into urban

sized blocks but homes were not able to be approved because of the lack of infrastructure services and formed roads. Mr Leavey said development applications to begin home construction across the site, including the “paper subdivision” area, would

need to show that adequate arrangements had been made for the co-ordinated provision of essential infrastructure, including water supply, electricity, telecommunications and sewerage. The option exists for future development of the area to take advantage

of a NSW Government regulation to unlock paper subdivisions which was finalised earlier this year. “This rezoning is an important step towards providing additional housing and services for the township of Wyee and the Lake Macquarie local government area,” Mr Leavey said. Lake Macquarie City Council Strategy Director Tony Farrell said Council was pleased with the decision, which facilitates the expansion of Wyee in line with the Wyee Structure Plan. “The plan aims to integrate residential development with access to public transport and open space, while conserving our natural environment,” Mr Farrell said. “Infrastructure, including sewerage, is vital to the future development of Wyee, and the Council will continue to work with residents to overcome issues in the paper subdivision.” Media release, 31 May 2013 Mark Skelsey and Danielle Nelson, NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure and Lake Macquarie City Council

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ember for the Entrance Mr Chris Spence and Member for Mr Wyong Darren Webber have announced that the NSW government will deliver a complete upgrade of Wyong Rd.

Mr Spence said this t its Ordinary Meeting of Wednesday, June 12, Wyong Council adopted a revised organisational structure which builds upon was a great win for the people of the Central major changes adopted in November last year.

The restructure aims to achieve an equitable distribution of responsibilities across the organisation. It also attempts to support council’s strategic priorities, in particular, a renewed focus on stimulating local economic development. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said the changes would allow council to maximise the community’s value for money. “It clearly shows our increased focus on commercial activities and functions, as opposed to a traditional public service provision role,” he said. In terms of Infrastructure and Operations, the new structure will allow resources to be dedicated to the areas of major concern raised through recent community consultation. These are roads, lakes - natural areas and drainage. The new waterways group will be in a position to dedicate resources to

lake improvements and put a concerted effort into drainage issues that previously have been of a lower priority. The changes also mean there will be no unit dealing specifically with the environment. Instead, Wyong Council general manager Mr Michael Whittaker said the environment would become entrenched in the roles of 1,200 council staff members. “Having [the environment] in one area makes people think it’s only one person’s job,” Mr Whittaker said. “We need everyone to understand that they have responsibility for the environment.” The Sport, Leisure and Recreation Unit will become Community, Business and Tourism under the restructure and will focus on those community services that are a business. This will incorporate pools, recreation centres, childcare and in future, cemeteries. The unit will also

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provide a central focus on tourism, identifying and assisting in grasping opportunities that will impact the Wyong Shire. Open Space will be renamed Open Space and Recreation to more accurately reflect its function. Council has also adopted a reduced target for total full time staff equivalent numbers of 1,000 by the end of 2016 2017, while resolving that no existing permanent award staff member would be impacted by the change. The restructure continues the trend to decrease middle management with the number of service unit managers reducing from 20 in 2011, to 26 in 2012, and 19 from the adoption of the latest structure. Staff and staff representation groups now have the opportunity to comment on the restructure.

Coast. “The NSW Government has committed to funding the upgrades of the four pinch-point intersections on Wyong Rd in full, totalling over $100 million,” he said. Mr Webber also said that day after day, motorists sat bumper to bumper on Wyong Rd. “The intersections at Pacific Highway, Enterprise Dr, Mingara Dr and Tumbi Rd have long been identified as problematic, and we are excited that this budget has delivered the funding

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to get them underway,” he said. “This year we have a total of $5.6 million allocated, including $800,000 in progress planning for the

Wyong Council Agenda 4.6, 12 Jun 2013 Wyong Road - Pacific Highway Intersection

intersection upgrades at Tumbi Rd and Mingara Dr, a further $800,000 in progress planning for the Enterprise Dr intersection, and $4 million for Pacific Highway.” Construction funding will be allocated in the 2014/2015 budget and will begin in the same year. “The Liberal members across the Central Coast have made sure that the needs of the region continue to be a priority and today we see evidence that the NSW government is listening,” Mr Spence said. Media release, 18 Jun 2013, Laurie Alexander, Office of Chris Spence MP

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yong Council has recommended the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) approve a $16.8 million application for a new Ausgrid works depot to be constructed at Ourimbah.

Council is unable to completely sign off on the development because the value is more than $5 million, which means the JRPP will ultimately determine the application. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said the development would serve as Ausgrid’s base for the entire Central Coast. “The development will

be home to 288 full time staff and be in operation seven days a week, and 24 hours a day during times of emergency such as a natural disaster,” Cr Eaton said. The site covers 3.9 hectares and is on the corner of Ourimbah Creek Rd and the Pacific Highway, on the F3 side. It has frontages on

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both the Pacific Highway and Ourimbah Creek Rd. The application describes the proposed development as a regional works depot, comprising a total floor area of more than 8,300 square metres. There are four main buildings proposed including an administration facility with a conference

room, service facilities including showers and lockers for field staff, a vehicle servicing area with a wash bay, warehousing and storage and a recycling and waste collection facility. Car parking spaces have been provided for 188 general spots and 215 service vehicle spots. The administration building will be located on the most prominent area of the site, at the front of Ourimbah

Creek Rd and the Pacific Highway, while the site will be secured by a three metre fence. “The 288 jobs will be broken down into 74 office staff and the rest being field staff,” Cr Eaton said. “This again proves that council is working hard to attract this type of job creating investment to the Shire. “To have the regional base for Ausgrid located at Ourimbah is fantastic

news for the Shire, and for employees and job seekers. “Council has overwhelmingly supported this development and recommended it for approval by the JRPP. “We will continue to work hard to create jobs for our residents, and bring this type of million dollar investment into the Shire.” Media release, 27 Jun 2013, Wyong Shire Council

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Business

ReviveR and Mojito Joe’s are finalists

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wo Central Coast cocktail bars have been announced as finalists for the Best Regional Bar in Australia award in the 2013 Australian Bartender Bar Awards.

ReviveR classic cocktail bar in Gosford and Mojito Joe’s in Avoca are both finalists among a strong national field of regional bars, despite both venues being open for business for just a year or less. Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the Australian bar industry, the Australian Bartender Bar Awards have been honouring the best in the Australian bar business for the past 12 years. Regarded by award organisers as “the best and brightest of the Australian Bar industry” all eight finalists were selected from what they report has been a “jam-packed selection of venues”. The Best Regional Bar Award is one of a number of award categories at the Australian Bartenders Bar Awards, including Bar of the Year, Cocktail Bar of the Year, Nightclub of the Year, Bar Operator of the Year, and Pub of the Year, to name just a few.

This is the first time that regional bars have been featured in their own right at the awards and follows strong demand for the category. Both Central Coast finalists have centred their winning formulas on the cocktail revolution. Celebrating its first birthday later this month, ReviveR was founded with the intent of providing Central Coast locals and visitors with a ‘third place’ (the first and second being home and work) to catch up with friends and colleagues and enjoy quality classic cocktails, snacks and coffee in a relaxed environment. Taking inspiration from his travels through North America, ReviveR director and co-founder Mr Gordon Ryan said he wanted to create a bar reminiscent of the local bars and speakeasies of America’s infamous prohibition era. He and co-founder Amanda Rungis found the

perfect place to transform their vision into reality in the heritage-listed, solid sandstone 1930s former

Creightons Funeral Service hearse garage. “Amanda and I wanted to invest in Gosford as part of the city’s revitalisation and provide a big city experience for Central Coast locals,” said Gordon. “We believe in Gosford

and the people of the Central Coast have shown us that there’s definitely a market here for this type of venue. “Many Central Coast regulars visit us each week, some travelling from as far away as Gorokan.

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NAIDOC week in Gosford

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ith 5.04% of the Gosford population having diabetes, the Australian Diabetes Council (ADC) is asking Central Coast residents one question this Diabetes Awareness Week: are you at risk of diabetes? ADC has developed a range of free resources available to help people manage their diabetes no matter what their age or stage. “Diabetes is Australia’s fastest-growing disease, with 290 Australians diagnosed with diabetes every day,� said Australian Diabetes Council CEO Ms Nicola Stokes. “Many people are unaware that they have type two diabetes. “This means that for every person with diabetes, there is another person that has type two diabetes, yet doesn’t know they have it. “While the challenges of dealing with diabetes in the community may seem

daunting, we’re here to remind people that there is help at hand. “ADC has a team of expert health professionals waiting to help and who are available on 1300 342 238 or to offer free advice. “There are always steps you can take to understand your risk of diabetes and prevent potential complications,� said Ms Stokes. Of the 52,509 people enrolled in the Gosford electorate, 2,659 of them have diabetes. Australian Diabetes Council is marking Diabetes Awareness Week, which is held from July 14 to 20, with the launch of a new booklet containing information

about the ages and stages of diabetes, with practical tips and information. The booklet is for people with type one, type two and gestational diabetes and highlights the various stages of life that can affect the person who has diabetes. The free booklet can be downloaded at www. australiandiabetescouncil. com. “Despite these growing rates and the fact that there is not yet a cure for diabetes, positive steps are possible to prevent complications,� said Ms Stokes. Media release, 9 Jul 2013 Megan McCarthy, Oglivy PR

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Focusing on this year’s theme of ‘We Value the Vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963’, this event celebrated the 50th anniversary of these petitions being presented to the Federal Government – representing the fight for recognition of the Yolngu people’s traditional rights and ownership of their lands. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said the event acknowledged the city’s strong indigenous heritage and the valuable contribution of indigenous people in creating our local identity. “Gosford City Council is proud of our city’s strong indigenous heritage. “In recognition, council flies the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags together with the council, NSW and Australian flags, on a daily basis in front of our main administration building every day. “Council also performs

an Acknowledgement of Country ceremony prior to each council meeting and the Aboriginal flag flies in the Council Chambers. “The Yirrkala Bark Petitions commenced a long process of reform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and today’s ceremony and flag raising was a perfect opportunity for Indigenous and nonIndigenous people to reflect on what NAIDOC Week means for all Australians,� said mayor Cr McKinna. Council’s Aboriginal development officer Mr Keith Hall said council’s Aboriginal Development and Reconciliation Plan signified its commitment to the indigenous citizens of the Gosford LGA. “Council’s Aboriginal Development and Reconciliation Plan contains over 50 specific actions that are being implemented as a part of council’s commitment to the development of Aboriginal

culture and heritage in our local area. “This plan was reviewed recently and the revised plan was launched in April this year, alongside an Aboriginal Employment Strategy named after late Aboriginal Elder Mr Jack (Jacko) Smith. “Council has also entered into a Principles of Agreement (POA) with Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council to further enhance our dual responsibilities to Aboriginal heritage and culture in our area. “NAIDOC Week gives us an opportunity to recognise the work being done and helps keep Aboriginal access and equity in everyone’s thoughts so that we can continue to work together to create an inclusive future for all Indigenous members of our community�, said Mr Hall. Media release, 10 Jul 2013 Gosford Council Media

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Mental health education

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niting Care Mental Health will hold four education and training courses in Gosford between September 11 and October 23.

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The first course will be the Communication for Carers seminar which will run over two days on September 11 and 12 between 10am and 4pm. The course is designed to improve communication skills and discusses the impact of mental illness on communication. Participants will develop active listening and empathetic communication skills, learn tools for appropriate boundary setting and develop skills to effectively communicate with mental health professionals. The next course, Mental Health First Aid, will be held on September 4 and 5 between 10am and 5pm. The course is designed to teach participants how to respond to and support people living with mental illness by using a first aid

framework. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance use disorder and psychosis and will obtain skills to effectively intervene and refer people to appropriate services and treatment options within the community. The ASIST course will be held on November 21 and 22 between 9am and 5pm. This course will teach carers to apply a suicide intervention model and assist them to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide. Participants will also explore how to connect with sufferers in ways that understand and clarify that risk, increase their immediate safety and link them with further help. The final course, Connecting with Carers

through Education, will be held between October 23 and November 20 between 6pm and 8pm. This series of workshops will provide new carers and families with information to assist in their caring role, including practical help and information to reduce stress aid and recovery. Topics will include navigating the mental health service, facts about mental health, rights and responsibilities, supporting children, self-care and communicating and partnership building. For more information contact the Central Coast branch of Uniting Care Mental Health on 4322 1855. Email, 27 June 2013 Morag Keegan, UnitingCare Mental Health

Campaign against needle injuries

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osford Council’s Get Smart With Sharps campaign has been launched in an attempt to keep the community clean from needles and syringes.

Now in its fifth year, the initiative manages the disposal of sharps by creating collection points at selected pharmacies as well as placing disposafit bins in accessible public areas to hold used needles and syringes. Council’s waste services coordinator Mr James Lawson said that the increasing amount of sharps collected from participating pharmacies is a sign that the program’s messages are reaching the public. “Get Smart With Sharps is about raising awareness of the responsible disposal

of community sharps including medical and intra venous sharps. “By doing this, the aim is to prevent needles from being discarded irresponsibly which could potentially risk the health and safety of our community. “Besides the collection points, we have also established a Needle Cleanup Hotline to allow people to check their nearest disposal facility and report any sightings of needles or syringes in public places. “In February this year, 57kgs were collected from

participating pharmacies across Gosford City, which is an increase of approximately 24 per cent over the same period in 2012. “It’s thanks to everyone who has been involved in the campaign over its five year history that Get Smart With Sharps has enjoyed such success. “This year, we are hoping to get even more people on board to help make our city even smarter with sharps,” Mr Lawson said. Media release, 2 Jul 2013 Gosford Council Media

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E m p l o y m e n t Participation Minister Ms Kate Ellis and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill officially opened the new Castle Personnell office which is one of more than 500 new Disability Employment Service sites rolled out across the country. Ms Ellis said the Australian Government was investing $3.2 billion over four years in significantly improving employment services for people with disability. “One of the best things we can do to enrich the lives of people with disability is to help them find and keep work,” Ms Ellis said. “For each and every one of us, breaking into the labour market is crucial to our sense of selfworth, satisfaction and independence. “This is no different for people with disability; getting the right job can truly be life changing. “People with disability have a right to economic participation. “That is why the Labor Government has set about reforming the disability

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Children’s Centre to celebrate 30 years Family Fun Day and reunion will be held at Mountain Community Children’s Centre on Sunday, September 8, to celebrate the Centre’s 30th birthday.

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Past students, committee and family members of Mountain Community Children’s Centre-Preschool are invited to join the celebrations which will take

place between 11 am and 3 pm. The Centre is also looking to borrow or copy old class or other photographs to display for the celebration.

Newsletter, 5 July 2013. Warren Andrews, Mangrove Mountain and Districts Community News

Retired principals meet up etired school principals from across the Central Coast will meet with some of their Sydney colleagues at the Central Coast Leagues Club’s Star Buffett for lunch at 11:30am on Thursday, July 25.

R outhconnections.com.au’s T-Team program is currently running a vacation care program for its students

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The program, which runs for high school students with a disability, allows young people to form social networks and participate in entertaining activities under the supervision of qualified facilitators. These school holidays the students have gone on a Star Ship Cruise around Brisbane Water and visited Maitland Gaol as well as played Laser Skirmish and Kingpin Arcade Laser Bowl in Sydney. The students also went

rock climbing and saw a movie at Cinema Paradiso in Ettalong. T-Team program coordinator Rono Fleissgarten said that it is important for the students to spend time with their friends and participate in activities they wouldn’t get to do every day. “They always have such an awesome time, it’s great to see the students fearlessly step out of their comfort zones to take part in activities like rock climbing

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he Central Coast Conservatorium will continue its string instrument program String Pops in term three of this year which will commence on Saturday, July 20, following its success last

String Pops is a group lesson which introduces beginner students aged seven to eight to the violin and cello instruments. “This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your children to the beautiful

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Education

Point Clare opens edible garden oint Clare Public School will hold the official opening of its recently completed Edible Food Forest on Thursday, July 18.

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The Edible Food Forest, which was built following a $1,000 Coles Junior Landcare Grant, was designed and built by students from all year levels. “The students have been involved in all phases of maintaining the garden, from planting to composting and mulching, watering and weeding and harvesting the produce,” said Point Clare Public School environmental education officer Ms Ingrid Hasler. The Natural Food Forest will continue to grow seasonal produce for the students to eat and sell to parents. The official opening will be held from 12:15 pm in the Point Clare Public School Hall and Gardens. Email, 9 July 2013 Ingrid Hasler, Point Clare Public School Media Release, 14 Jun 2013 Sarah Robertson, Thrive PR Communications

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he Community Environment Network’s (CEN) Waterwatch program will conduct a Waterwatch Water Quality Training Session at Cochrone St, Kincumber, on Thursday, July 18. Jong. “Kincumber Creek is an urban creek, a tributary of Brisbane Water, which is mostly bordered by urban and industrial developments. Poor landuse management within the Kincumber area can have a large impact on the water quality of the creek,” said Ms De Jong. The Waterwatch Training Session is open to those who live, work or have an interest in the Kincumber area. It will run from 10am That

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Out & About

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Paul Grabowsky to perform at the Conservatorium ne of Australia’s most distinguished performing artists, Paul Grabowsky, will visit the Central Coast Conservatorium on Saturday, August 3.

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The Conservatorium will host a day of jazz improvisation with Mr Grabowsky delivering a Masterclass for pianists, followed in the evening by a piano recital. Paul Grabowsky is an acclaimed pianist, composer, arranger and conductor and has written scores for over 20 films in Australia, the UK and the US. He has also written music for theatre including works commissioned by Opera Australia and the 2009 Queensland Music Festival. Mr Grabowsky is the founder of the Australian Art Orchestra with which he tours internationally, collaborating particularly with traditional and contemporary indigenous performers. He has won four ARIA awards, two Helpmann awards, was the Sydney Myer Performing Artist of the Year in 2000 and received the Melbourne Prize for Music in 2007. The Central Coast

Fundraiser for Historical Society

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he Brisbane Water Historical Society held one of its most successful fundraiser barbecues on Saturday, June 15, at Bunnings West Gosford.

Organisers David Benwell and Kate Rowland were able to sell 55kg of sausages by 3pm and make a profit of $1,018. “We’ve run a few Bunnings barbecues, but this was our most successful in a long time,” said Brisbane Water Historical Society president

Ms Edith Campbell. “It was a cool day so I think the smell of the sausages attracted a lot of people, and we got through 55kg. “Thanks so much to David Benwell and Kate Rowland for organising the whole day so well. “Thanks also to their

helpers, Jim and Jenny O’Harae, Margaret Pearce, Bev Blockey, Norman Allen and Trish Scott for all their work, it was a very successful day.” Newsletter, July 2013 Edith Campbell, Brisbane Water Historical Society

Rhythm Hut moves to Faunce St ommunity arts hub, The Rhythm Hut, is moving from its home in Erina St, Gosford, into a new space on Faunce St.

C Conservatorium is calling for pianists of a relatively high standard and with a skills bias towards jazz and semiimprovisatory performance and-or composition to join Mr Grabowsky for a masterclass between 11am and 1pm at the

Conservatorium. Mr Grabowsky will also perform a piano recital in the Robert Knox Hall from 8pm. Media Release, 9 July 2013 Lisa Kelly, Central Coast Conservatorium

To help with the move, the Hut Family is raising funds in a crowd-funding effort. “The Hut has been the singular reason for many musicians, tourists, and Sydneysiders to visit the Central Coast, so it’s imperative that Gosford doesn’t lose this cultural icon,” said The Rhythm Hut’s Jenna Trostle.

The new building is dilapidated and the Hut is hoping to raise $25,000 to help them move in and get the space in working order so that they can continue to put live music and culture on the map in Gosford. There are also plans for a community garden, cafe or tea house, and art gallery space. Due to the nature of their

crowd funding site, The Rhythm Hut needs at least $15,000. The crowd funding campaign ends on July 20, and there are rewards for individuals, businesses and schools that choose to support the Rhythm Hut. Email, 8 Jul 2013 Jenna Trostle, The Rhythm Hut

Where do you get it?

Following is a list of all good outlets where you can get your free copy of Coast Community News Avoca Avoca Cinema Avoca Hotel Avoca Shops Avoca Surf Club Avoca Primary School Bottle Shop Service Station Sul Rondo Café Bensville Bensville Shops Coast Christian School Central Mangrove Memorial Golf Club Copacabana Copacabana Shops Kiosk East Gosford East Gosford Cafes East Gosford Hotel East Gosford Olympic Pool East Gosford Shopping Centre Gosford Regional Gallery Gosford Sailing Club St Edward College High School St Josephs Girls College High School Erina Bob Jane Central Coast Adventist School Central Coast Grammar School Dulux Erina Fair Library Erina Leagues Club Erina Mall Fitness 2000 Fountain Plaza Jacks Bar and Grill McDonalds Organic Plus

Red Rooster Shell Service Station Singos Meats Tarragal Glen Village The Bungalows Woodport Inn Woodport Retirement village

Community Centre Centre Tourism Information Centre West Gosford RSL Narara Narara Community Centre Kariong Narara Service Station Central Coast Regional Parsons Rd Development Corporation Narara Valley Nursery Chemist Narara Valley shops Kariong Cafe Narara Take Away Forresters Beach Kariong Liquor Store Narara Home Central Retirement village Kariong Neighbourhood Service Station - Manns Centre Rd/Merinee Rd Green Point Kariong Supermarkets Aldi Kariong Tavern Niagara Park Broadlands Langford Drive Service Multi Sports Centre Green Point Christian Station Niagara Park Community College Mt Penang Tourist Centre Green Point Community information Centre Niagara Park Library Centre Shell Service Station Niagara Park Primary Green Point Village School Mr Catering-Greenway cafe Kincumber Niagara Park Shopping Brentwood Village Centre Gosford Holy Cross Catholic Primary Sara Lee Bite Me Take Away School Niagara Park Tavern Caltex Service Centre Kincumber High School Jenny Gee School Wear Central Coast Leagues Kincumber Hotel Club Kincumber Library North Gosford Ducks Crossing Kincumber Nautical Village Hinterland Real Estate Publications Kincumber Primary School Network Video Duttons Tavern Kincumber Shopping North Gosford Private Gosford Bowls Club Centre Hospital Gosford High School Fresko Fruits North Gosford Shops Gosford Hospital Multi Purpose Community Gosford Hotel Centre Mangrove Gosford Library Shell Service Station General Store Gosford Police South Kincumber Shops Headquarters Take away Food Outlets Peats Ridge Gosford Senior Citizen Corrugate Café Centre Kulnura Gosford Showground General Store Point Clare Gosford Tafe Aldi Gosford Uniting Church Laguna Acorn Garden Centre Imperial Centre General Store Aubrey Downer Little Bottler Chemist Monti’s Lisarow Fairhaven Services My Cafe Imperial Centre B.J Howes Metal land Meat Discounter Public School Lisarow High School Liquor Shop RSL Retirement Village and Lisarow Plaza Shopping

Point Clare Community Hall Point Clare Real Estate Point Clare Shopping Centre Point Clare Thai Takeaway

Bazzas Pet Shack Beacon Lighting Blockbuster Bunning Warehouse Caltex Service Station Chemist Saratoga/Yattalunga/ Clearview Glass Davistown Coles Alloura Waters Village Crazystu Electronics Davistown Bottle Shop Davo’s Seafood Davistown RSL Domain Saratoga Shopping Centre/ Drummond Golf Cafe/Newsagent Formulae 1 Motel Saratoga Community Hall Golf Club Saratoga Shell Service Gosford Carpet Warehouse Station Gosford Motor Inn Yattalunga Shopping Centre Gosford Palms Motor Inn Gosford Tools Somersby Gosford South Thai General Store Takeaway Hungry Jacks Spencer Husqvarna General Store Indoor Sports Centre JB Tyre & Auto Springfield KFC Ozone Express Lin Brothers Springfield Shopping Master Builders Centre McDonalds Metro Service Station Tascott Michel’s Patisserie Convenience Store Mobil Service Station Newsagent Terrigal Red Rooster Surf Club Settlers Tavern Hotel Subway Library Supercheap auto Bowling Club Officeworks Crowne Plaza Spotlight High School West Gosford Motel Gunyah Dental Henry Kendall Tavern Rugby Club Wamberal Zanziba Cafe Country Club Wollombi West Gosford General Store Anaconda Bakery - Manns Rd

Woy Woy Peninsula Leisure Centre Peninsula Community Centre Cempbells Home Hardware Wyoming Adelene Village Aldi BP Service Station Brisbane Water Legacy Nursing Chapmans Fruit Shop Community Centre Fitness Centre Wyoming Grange Hotel Henry Kendall Village Image Motorcycles J&B Noodle Bar KFC Laycock St Theatre McDonalds Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School Recreational Car Accessories Ten Pin Bowling Westpac Bank-City gate Willows Hotel Woolworths Service Station Wyoming Caravan Park Wyoming Medical Centre Wyoming Public School Wyoming Shopping Village Wyoming Shops corner of Maidens Brush Rd and Warrawilla Wyoming Youth Centre

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he Impact Centre in Erina will be the venue for a new monthly market which will commence on Saturday, July 27, from 9am to 2pm.

The market will be held inside the foyer and flow out onto the undercover veranda to accommodate dozens of stalls which will be selling items such as arts and crafts, baby items, toys, jewellery, confectionary and cakes, clothing and accessories, candles,

cosmetics, homewares, giftware and plants. The Impact Centre is supporting local charity, Fairhaven, by providing its complex for this new market to raise funds for residential and supported employment programs to local people with disabilities.

The Impact Centre offers two cafes, a fitness centre and a play centre for kids aged zero to 10 as well as facilities for conferences and functions. Media release, 8 Jul 2013 Sue Chidgey, Fairhaven Services

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The event, which will see participants sleep at the Reptile Park overnight, aims to raise funds and awareness for homeless people on the Central Coast. A minimum fundraising

target has been set at $1,000 per person, which can be obtained through individual sponsors, two raffles provided by the organization, and the creation of individual

fundraising websites, Facebook or Twitter pages. Email, 2 July 2013 Vicki de Carle, Coast Shelter

50 year service pin for VIEW Club member he Kincumber Voice, Interests and Education of Women (VIEW) Club will present Kincumber resident Barbara Wilson with a 50 year service pin at the club’s lunch meeting on Tuesday, July 23, at Davistown RSL.

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Art Central Coast Art Society Lectures, demonstrations and discussion. Weekly paint-outs Tuesdays 4349 5860 for locations Workshops - 4363 1820 9.30am - 12.30pm 1st and 3rd Wed Social Meetings 1.30pm 4th Wed Gosford City Arts Centre. 4325 1420 publicity@artcentralcoast.asn.au

Community Groups ABC - “The Friends” Support group for Public Broadcaster. Aims. safeguard ABC’s independence, funding, & standards. Meetings through the year + social afternoons Well-known guest speakers 4341 5170 www.fabcnsw.org.au

Central Coast Lapidary Club Inc. Learn silverwork, Cabochons, Faceting, Enamelling, Stone Tumbling and Polishing Fieldtrips and fossicking Weekly Workshops Tue, Thur & Sat 9 - 2.30pm Thur 7 - 10pm 4362 2246 Community Care Services - Central Coast Memory lane - Doing things together Café For people with memory loss & their carers to enjoy a relaxing coffee morning with others experiencing similar circumstances 10am to 11.30am Caroline Bay Brasserie - East Gosford 2nd Wednesday 4324 4244 Gosford Politics in the Pub Come and solve the problems of the world over a friendly drink and a bite to eat. Guest speakers. First Thurs 6pm Dutton’s Tavern 161 Mann St, Gosford 0438 363 108 I AM LOST Deep Conversations & systematic exercises for understanding my self & my place in life. - Gurdjieff Society - Ancient and modern knowledge. 6pm 2nd Thu 0425 296 783 www.gurdjieff.org.au

Rotary Club of Kariong/Somersby International service club improves lives of communities in Australia and overseas. Fun-filled activities, fellowship and friendship breakfasts. Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Rd (opp Shell) - Fri 7:15am 4340 4529 kersuebay@philliphouse.com.au

U3A Central Coast Mature age people are invited to participate in a wide range of courses to broaden the mind and make new friends 0408 704 701 www.centralcoast.u3anet.org.au

Wyoming Community Centre Programs and activities incl. Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, Blokes Breakfast’s, Community Markets, Out of School Hours Care, Play Group 4323 7483 manager@wyomingcc.org.au

Not for Profit Organisations Directory Meals on Wheels www.cclcbridgeclub.asn.au Kincumber Delivered meals and flexible Probus Club of Brisbane Central Coast Leagues Club Water (Gosford) Neighbourhood Centre food options for people with a 12.30pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri • Personal development 1st Wed 10am - Legacy functional disability Sat 1.30pm Wed 7.15pm • Community Garden House, Opp Gosford 4382 9401 Mon • Counselling Swimming Centre 4323 3456 • Meditation 4365 0044 cclcbridgeclub@westnet.com.au • Support and friendship Central Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group Groups Probus Club Erina • Music and Movement for Australasian Native (Gosford) under 5 10:30am 2nd Tues Tarragal Meet last Friday Month Orchid Society • Rooms for hire Glen Country Club, 110 Cultivation and conservation Terrigal Uniting Church 4363 1044 Karalta Rd, Erina of Aust Native Orchids. 2nd 380 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal 4360 1441 Wed, Narara Community 9.30am to 12 noon Koolewong, Point Clare 4367 9600 Centre, 2 Pandala Rd Narara & Tascott Progress Probus Club Nth www.pcfa.org.au - 8pm Association Gosford 4340 5157 Aims to provide resources for Central Coast Prostate 4th Tues Central Coast communication. Leagues Club 10am Cancer Support Group Central Coast Special guests, community 4329 0766 (Wyong) Handweavers, Spinners involvement, heritage, Meet last Monday Month and Textile Arts Guild diversity, education, Ourimbah combined Wyong Golf Club Spinning and weaving, safety and small business Probus Club Pacific Highway Wyong patchwork and quilting, opportunities. Mthly meetings 1st Wed 10am 10.30am to 12 noon felting and other fibre and Point Clare Community Hall Niagara Park Community 4356 9300 fabric crafts, community 2nd Thurs Bi Monthly. Centre www.pcfa.org.au quiting bees - Day and Night 0411 266 325 4332 1538 Groups History Groups www.probussouthpacific. 4325 4743 org/pcourimbah Sydney Welsh Choir Brisbane Water www.centralcoasthsguild.org.au Cultural not for profit Historical Society Terrigal Ladies organisation performing at • Coach tours • School Central Coast Campus Probus Club concerts and various venues educational tours • Annual Friends Inc Rotary Hall, Duffy’s Rd Terrigal to promotoe the Welsh Street Stalls • Participation Post school learning, - 1st Mon 1.30pm 4385 3395 culture with our singing, also in History Heritage Week advocacy, dinners, performing for charity fund Celebration Margaret Pearce discussions, speakers, Probus Club raising. 4325 2270 awards, newsletters and West Gosford 4369 3378 special projects 2nd Thur Narara Community Fellowship of First 4324 0023 Computer Groups Centre, 2 Pandala Rd Narara sonhopk@bigpond.net.au Fleeters Central Coast www.cccampusfriends.org 10am 4362 7227 AACC Computer For anyone interested in Club Inc. early history or early family Public Speaking Indoor Bowls www.aacc.asn.au histories. Don’t need to be a Mixed Social Develop confi dence by Help with Computing First Fleeter. Central Coast Leagues Club improving your speaking skills. problems - Program demos Wyong RSL Club 2nd Sat Come learn this friendy game Meetings are entertaining and + Q&A sessions. Monthly 10:30am 4323 1849 for all ages! educational. meetings held from Feb to 5 sessions weekly Nov 2nd Wed Windows 7 Central Coast Family 4363 2360 43686811 Coastal to 10pm Narara Valley H S, History Society Inc. Communicators Fountains Rd, Narara All the resources, information Matcham Garden Club Toastmasters Club 4th Thurs Social + Windows and advice needed to study 12.15 – 3.15pm East Gosford your family’s history available. 1st and 3rd Sats Avoca Beach Monthly Meetings and Garden Visits with speakers and Bowling Club 10.15am. Progress Hall, Webb Rd 8 Russell Drysdale St, East discussions relating to rare 4341 6842 4362 1918 or 4324 2740 Gosford. 1st Sat 1pm Lions and unusual plants. jancummings@y7mail.com secretary@aacc.asn.au Community Hall E Gosford New comers welcome 4324 5164 Every 2nd Thur Blue Gum Flat Seniors Computer Club www.centralcoastfhs.org.au 12noon to 2.30pm Toastmasters Central Coast Inc. 4361 6292 Mthly meetings 1st and 3rd Music Beginners class PC or Mac Mon 7.30-9.30pm Mon or Tues. Classes Mon to Soundwaves Wamberal Ourimbah RSL Fri for most programs – see Men’s acapella 4 part Garden Club Inc 4362 7227 website. 10am – 12md or 1pm harmony chorus - for all ages, 10am 3rd Tue - 3pm Kincumber & District all welcome 7:00pm Mon related outing following week Brisbane Waters Neighbourhood Centre. Mthly Central Coast Leagues Club Visitors Welcome Breakfast Toastmasters Meetings, Guest Speaker at 0405 030 945 Terrigal Rotary Hall Club Kincumber Hotel 1st Mon randtbale@bigpond.com 4384 5193 8:30am-10:30am 4369 2530 4385 2205 2nd and Last Sat each month Spirit of the Coast Garden Club The Hive and Library Erina singers Travel Shopping Centre Erina Heights Small A Cappella Vocal Friendship Force 0459 240 183 Garden Club Ensemble. All welcome Central Coast Meet at 10am 3rd Fri Every Wed 7.15 - 9.30pm. A travel club with a Diggers@The Entrance each Month Central Coast Leagues Club difference! Toastmasters Meetings and garden visits 0400 801 554 See a country from the Convenient daytime meetings informal and friendly. or 0412 820 484 inside and change the way 2nd and 4th Mondays New members welcome you see the world. 10.30am to 12.30pm Political Party 4384 6750 Travel in small groups and 4365 2751 Central Coast Greens stay with friends in 370 clubs Health Groups Branch of Greens NSW, around the world. Gosford City Alcoholics Anonymous active regarding ecological We in turn host small groups Toastmasters If you want to drink, sustainability, social and from other clubs. 2nd & 4th Thurs, Gosford that’s your business. economic justice, peace and 4399 3625 4388 9435 Bowling Club 4340 1929 If you want to stop, non-violence, grassroots www.friendshipforcecentralcoast.asn.au emcloon@bigpond.net.au that’s our business. democracy and getting Meet every Sat - Progress elected 3rd Thur Women’s Groups Special Interest Hall Ronald Ave, Wyoming centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au Girl Guides CCLC Bridge Club 8pm centralcoastgreens@gmail.com Women 18 + needed for Duplicate Bridge-partner not 4323 3890 leadership & admin roles. required for most sessions. Probus Clubs Dying with Dignity NSW, All Probus clubs have Central Coast interesting guest speakers, Working to give those friendly atmosphere, make suffering unrelievedly from new friends, fellowship. terminal or incurable illness intellectual stimulus, and the legal right to request & social activities. receive medical help to die Quarterly Meetings Probus Club of Avoca 4369 8053 10am 3rd Mon Avoca Beach Bowling Club 4368 6157 4384 3741

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 Country Women’s Association (CWA) Quilting, patchwork, spinning, knitting, crochet and more 9-2pm Every Fri, Opposite Terrigal Bowling Club 4385 9503 4384 3696 Gosford RSL Ladies Indoor Bowls Social indoor bowls Frid 10am - 2pm RSL Club 4344 5812 0412 773 441 Gosford RSL Sub-branch Women’s Auxiliary 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, national and international projects. 2nd Wed 7pm Phillip House Kariong 4324 7176 gosfordnorthiw@live.com.au

Inner Wheel Club of Terrigal Share friendship, social activities as well as fundraising for local, national and international projects. 2nd Tues, 7pm Terrigal Rotary Hall, Duffy Road Terrigal 4384 1553 terigalinnerwheel@gmail.com

Soroptimist International SI is a dynamic organisation for professional and business women, through advocacy, awareness and action. 2nd Thur 6:45pm - Breakers Country Club, Dover Rd Wamberal 4367 6331 sibrisbanewater@siswp.org

Kincumber View Club For ladies looking for a place to make friends. Interesting speakers, lunch, bus trips, movie days and home functions. 4th Tues Davistown RSL Club 11am 4369 7363 Terrigal View Club Luncheon meeting followed by a guest speaker 1st Wed, Also outings and functions mthly. Breakers Club Dover Rd Wamberal 4358 5500

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More discoveries at the Hive

Brackets and Jam turns sixteen

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rackets and Jam will celebrate its 16th birthday on Friday, July 19, at Kincumba Mountain by hosting a concert featuring three local acts.

Ash Wednesday, Dennis Aubrey and The Chiefs will headline the concert, with performances commencing at 7:30pm and finishing at 11pm. Ash Wednesday is a Central Coast band comprising Ash Johnson, lead singer of the Irish string band ‘Shona’, and Hayden Maskey of blues band Johnny Devilseed. Armed with only a guitar and banjo, this duo specialize in ‘old timey tunes’ and have received rave reviews from all over the country since their formation this year. Ash Wednesday will commence their performance at 7:30pm. Dennis Aubrey is a

Sydney-based songwriter who has been playing the ukulele for almost 50 years. His humorous songs detail the amusing ways we all think and behave, and pay tribute to musical heroes by mixing folk, blues, ragtime and other elements on his guitar and ukulele. Dennis Aubrey will commence his performance at 8:10pm. The Chiefs are a local folk trio from Toukley and are renowned on the Central Coast for their unique ‘dirty folk’ style which sees a fusion of blues rock and folk come together. The band is fronted by Shane Shepherd and Cm Gill who have written enough songs for four

albums during their five month partnership. Backing the two frontmen is Frank Golt, a legend in Central Coast drumming circles who has developed his own sound and style, noticeable during the band’s rendition of Cahon Tubanos. The Chiefs’ performance will begin at 9:30 pm. Two drum jams will also feature during the concert, the first of which will commence at 9:10pm and the last at 11pm. The cost of the concert is $10 for adults and is free for supervised children under 16. Media Release, 4 July 2013. Noel Plummer, Brackets and Jam

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(L-R) Michael Moses, Jessica King, Teaghan Puglsey, Buzz (Judge from 101.3SeaFm); Evan (Judge from MMAD), Nic Kelly (MC), Chelsea Berman & Delaney Boschuetz

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he second heat of the SeaFM Discovered competition was held on Friday, July 5, at the Hub, Erina Fair.

The event saw two double acts, Just Between Us comprising Delaney Boschuetz and Chelsea Berman, and Jessica King and Michael Moses along with Teaghan Pugsley make it through to the coverversion semi-final heat to be

held on November 1. Each artist performed two cover version vocal acts, with encapsulating interpretations of their chosen songs. SeaFM Discovered offers the opportunity for emerging vocalists and

singer-songwriters to make their way through a series of heats, for the chance to perform in the Grand Final and become the 2013 “Discovery”. Email, 8 Jul 2013 Jennie Dias, Gosford Council

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.

The Chiefs

Tuesday July 16

Sunday July 21

Monday July 29

Brisbane Water Historical Society meeting, West Gosford Museum, 1pm Noel and Gertie, Laycock St Theatre, 8pm

Flute Gala Day, Central Coast Conservatorium, 2pm Davistown RSL Markets, 9am-2pm

Local candidate forum, Gosford Uniting Church, 7:30pm

Wednesday July 17

Wednesday July 24

Tai Chi class, Erina Community Centre, free Noel and Gertie, Laycock St Theatre, 8pm

Tai Chi class, Erina Community Centre, free Resilient Teens Workshop, Evolve, East Gosford, 6pm-7pm

Thursday July 18 Noel and Gertie, Laycock St Theatre, 2pm Waterwatch Water Quality Training Session, Cochrone St, Kincumber Creating emotionally resilient families workshop, Kariong Community Centre, 7pm-9pm

Friday July 19

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Big donations for Give Me Five for Kids

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rina’s ACS general manager Mr Warren Hughes raised $2,000 in eight minutes on Thursday, June 20, for 2GO’s Give Me Five for Kids campaign.

Mr Hughes joined 2GO’s Give Me Five for Kids bed pan challenge and donned a bright green monster onesie in support of sick kids on the Coast. Mr Hughes elicited a $1,000 donation from ACS, $300 from The Beach

Early Learning Centre, $100 from Central Coast Cleaning Supply Shop, $100 from Living Green Designer Homes and $50 each from Totally Workwear Tuggerah, Goodyear Autocare Gosford, City Plan Services, Outback Plumbing Australia, Greenroom Espresso Cafe, The Sanctuary Cafe (Ken Duncan Gallery), Precision Fire Protection Services, Figtree and Moran Accountants, Power2Grid and KR Jones and Healey. Mr Hughes then ventured

to Westmead Children’s Hospital on Friday, June 21, to accept a thank you gift from Head of the Rehabilitation Unit Ms Mary Claire Doherty for a donation of $9,000 made by Warren and his wife Donna on behalf of ACS. “If ever you think you are doing it tough, come to the kid’s hospital for a day and see the challenge many of these little ones face on a daily basis,” said Mr Hughes. “It brings you back to earth very quickly.”

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Minister for Fair Trading Mr Anthony Roberts (centre) with local politicians and Central Coast Aboriginal Artists Art Competition prize winners

Minister for Fair Trading Mr Anthony Roberts presented the awards and praised the extraordinary level of talent on display in

the competition. “What began in 1999 as an awareness-raising exercise among NSW Fair Trading staff and customers has grown into a major Aboriginal art and cultural event today,” said Mr Roberts. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said the high standard of competition would benefit

the entire Central Coast community by promoting a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage. “This exhibition provides an opportunity for Aboriginal artists to gain recognition of their talents and an exposure that can only enhance their opportunity to pursue their dreams,” he said.

“These artists are the people who will carry the traditions and culture of the local Aboriginal community into the future.” A major cultural event of Reconciliation Week, the Central Coast Aboriginal Artists Art Exhibition and Competition is now in its 14th year and features artists ranging from school children to professionals.

In addition to the art competition, the event offers a range of cultural activities including an indigenous arts and craft market with music, dancing, a barbeque and market stalls. Mr Roberts said the success of the event was reflected in the number of organisations that now use it to open communication

links to the Aboriginal community. “We now have a prize pool of $15,000, thanks to the enormous support the competition enjoys from the community. “I congratulate all the winners on their extraordinary achievements and look forward to following their future careers.”

A Give Me Five for Kids PJ Day was held on Monday, June 3, at Ettalong Beach Club which saw over $600 raised from donations. Give Me Five for Kids is a fundraising initiative supported by over 40 radio and TV stations across regional Australia. For almost 20 years, the month of June has been dedicated to raising much needed funds for local community hospitals. All donations received stay local and go directly to the children’s ward in each market to help provide the best possible care for local sick children and their families when they need it most. At Ettalong Beach

Club, not only were staff encouraged to wear their pyjamas to work, but also club members and guests. The club’s staff were given a challenge to raise over $200 which would see the club’s newly appointed CEO Mr Bill Jackson wear his pyjamas for the day, and the staff succeeded in the challenge. Despite having a number of appointments scheduled for the day, Mr Jackson attended the meetings in his pink polka dot pyjama pants and slippers. To further encourage members and guests to wear their pyjamas, Ettalong Beach Club provided free entertainment with an arts and crafts table set up for

the kids. The kids also participated in a disco and face painting as well as a movie showing on the large projector screen. For a gold coin donation, a coffee station was available for the mums and dads while the kids were being entertained. “The fundraising of these funds back into the children’s ward at the local hospitals is one of the most humbling and rewarding days for the club,” said Mr Jackson. “I’m proud to announce at the recent Board of Directors meeting held June 13, the Board resolved to donate a further $5,000 to 2GO’s Give Me Five for Kids 2013.”

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Chrome Fest nominated for tourism award

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entral Coast event, Chrome Fest, has been nominated in the Specialty Press Events and Tourism Award Category for the 2013 NSW-ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards to be announced on Saturday, October 26.

The annual awards program, initiated by PRIME7 and the Commonwealth Bank, provides an opportunity for communities to showcase their events and festivals and be recognized state-wide. Chrome Fest is a three day event held in October at The Entrance which pays tribute to American classic cars, hot rods, low-rider bicycles, rock and roll and rockabilly of the 1950s and 60s. Since its establishment in 2009, Chrome Fest has grown in popularity. Last year was its most popular year with over

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600 cars on display and over 50,000 people in attendance. It is estimated that Chrome Fest injected over $8.5 million last year into the local community, with strong support from local community groups and organizations. This year, the Chrome Fest Committee hopes to increase attendance at the festival, as well as the number of cars to 800 and to spread the event over five days. With new attractions, including a drive-in cinema and more dance, makeup and hair competitions, the committee hope to bring the 60s back to the Coast once more. The winner of this year’s Events and Tourism Award will win TV advertising exposure courtesy of PRIME7. Winners will be announced at a Gala Presentation held at the Newcastle Leagues Club on Saturday, October 26.

Battle of the Bands U18 heat three, The Hub, Erina Erina Chamber of Commerce chamber evening networking event, Erina Fair Brackets and Jam birthday concert, Kincumber Mountain, 7:30pm-11pm Love and Fear Buddhist talk, Erina Centre, Erina Fair, 7pm

Saturday July 20 String Pops, Central Coast Conservatorium, 9am-10am

Thursday July 25 Creating emotionally resilient families workshop, Kariong Community Centre, 7pm-9pm

Friday July 26 Another Pair of Shoes staged play reading, Uniting Church Hall, Gosford, 7:30pm, free

Saturday July 27 Central Coast Potters Society Pinch Pots and Beyond Workshop, East Gosford The Impact Centre Markets, Erina, 9am-2pm Indigenous Mural Project opens, Gosford Regional Gallery

Sunday July 28 Community car boot sale, Kariong Oval, 8am to 2pm

Friday August 2 Love your Lunch winter workshop, Kariong Eco Garden, 11am-12:30pm The Reunion 2013 Announcement Party, Woodport Inn, 8pm

Saturday August 3 Paul Grabowsky performance, Central Coast Conservatorium, 8pm

Sunday August 4 Central Coast Blues Society jam session, Breakers Country Club, Wamberal, 6pm-9pm

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he Central Coast Conservatorium hosted its mid-year Premier Ensembles concert on Friday, June 28, at the Gosford Anglican Church.

Headlining the performance was a new work commissioned by the Conservatorium with the support of Arts NSW, written by Conservatorium tutor Adrian Bell and performed by his daughter, Olivia Bell, and the Central Coast Youth Orchestra. The piece, entitled “Concertino in D Minor for Viola Orchestra”, showcased the viola instrument which Adrian said is often neglected as a solo instrument in an orchestra. The performance, which the Orchestra has been rehearsing under the

tutelage of conductor John Nottle, received a standing ovation for both Olivia and Adrian with many in the audience moved to tears. Also on the program for the concert were the Chamber Orchestra, the Symphonic Wind Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble and the Children’s Choir. “It was so wonderful to see so many young people doing something so heartwarming and to such a high level,” said concert attendee Ms Doreen Smith. The concert was the first in a series of three

composer’s concerts with new works commissioned by the Conservatorium. The second is planned for Friday, September 20, and will showcase the Youth Orchestra performing a new composition written by teacher and performer Phillip Rutherford. The third concert will be performed on Friday, December 6, and will showcase a new work composed by John Nottle. Media Release, 9 Jul 2013 Lisa Kelly, Central Coast Conservatorium

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Gosford City Garden Competition ntries for this year’s Gosford City Garden Competition are now open with a choice of 12 diverse categories.

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This year’s competition will celebrate the 34th anniversary of the community event, which caters for all types of gardens including residential and commercial as well as school and retirement villages. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said the competition showcased the diverse range of garden environments in the region. “Last year was my first garden competition as

mayor and I was blown away by the calibre and variety of gardens we have here in Gosford City,” said mayor Cr McKinna. “The competition has become a rite of passage for green thumbs across our community, providing a great opportunity to publicly acknowledge and reward those who enter. “This year, we have added villa courtyards to one of the categories to ensure that all the different

types of gardens that make up our city are included. “Whether you are a regular entrant or have always thought of entering, I encourage you all to take part in the 2013 Gosford City Garden Competition - you never know, your garden may be crowned the champion,” mayor Cr McKinna said. Media release, 1 Jul 2013 Gosford Council media

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence brought back to life egional Youth Support Services (RYSS) performed its first Central Coast Youth Flash Mob on Saturday, July 6, at The Hive, Erina Fair.

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Over the 10 weeks prior to the launch, young people from all over the Central Coast aged 12 to 25 engaged in the project. RYSS partnered with Jessie Byrne of JB Dance to teach the pool of young people an originally choreographed 10 minute dance routine. Both RYSS and JB Dance have so far continually

engaged with over 150 young people with the Flash Mob project, through faceto-face dance workshops and online tutorials. Funded under the State Government’s Youth Opportunities funding, the Central Coast Youth Flash Mob project is one of several projects currently running through RYSS. The projects are designed

entral Coast audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy the elegance, wit and glamour of Noel and Gertie playing at the Laycock St Community Theatre from July 16 to 18.

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to engage young people with their local communities. “Through this Flash Mob, RYSS and JB Dance are providing a platform for young people to engage with the community, to give young people a voice and express themselves, showing that young people can give back and contribute to the community in a creative and celebrative way,” said project leader Mr William Ho. Media release, 9 Jul 2013 William Ho, RYSS

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Noel and Gertie features two rising stars of Australian musical theatre, James Millar and Lucy Maunder, and transports audiences back to the heyday of the legendary duo, playwright Noel Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence. Gosford Council’s manager arts and entertainment Mr Chris King said the performance would offer audiences a rare insight into one of the most charismatic theatrical partnerships in history. “Noel and Gertie captures the unique and enchanting lives of two quintessential figures in 20th century theatre. “Crafted from the diaries and letters between Coward and Lawrence, Noel and Gertie is a nostalgic, entertaining and musical trip through songs, sketches and scenes from Coward’s best loved works including Private Lives, Bittersweet, Blithe Spirit and Brief Encounter. “Devised by Coward’s biographer and godson, Sheridan Morley, and directed by showbiz legend Nancye Hayes, this production captures Coward’s dry wit to perfection. “The production has been delighting audiences in Sydney and we are thrilled to be welcoming it to Gosford. “If you enjoy shows like Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby then you’ll love Noel and Gertie for its glitz, glamour and old world theatrical charm,” Mr King said. Media release, 8 Jul 2013 Gosford Council Media


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errigal Avoca retained top spot on the ladder after a tough battle with Killarney Vale at Adelaide St Oval in round 14 of the Black Diamond AFL competition.

The match, which saw a final score of 10.8.68 to 7.4.46, was a tight affair all day with the Panthers, despite holding the lead at every quarter, unable to shake a determined Bombers outfit. Ten points separated the sides at the final change, however, Terrigal Avoca were able to kick four goals

to two eventually run out 22 point winners. Mitch Betson, James Polglase and Jayson Van Dam were best for the winners, with Pete Van Dam the leading goal kicker with three. Killarney Vale were best served by Marc Adams, Daniel Lloyd and Max Mumford.

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Despite the loss, Killarney Vale will be buoyed by their second strong performance in two weeks against the league heavyweights, following on from their win over Newcastle City the previous week. Media release, 15 Jul 2013 Garry Burkinshaw, Black Diamond AFL

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s part of Gosford Council’s new Developing and Recognising Talent (DART) Program, three sporting teams and two Gosford City residents have received a total of $8,500 in sponsorship to participate at both national and international sporting events.

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Teenager placed in induced coma CareFlight trauma doctor placed an injured teenager in an induced coma at a Somersby dirt bike track in a pre-hospital start to treatment for a serious head injury on Sunday, July 14.

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Ambulance paramedics called the rapid-response trauma team shortly after midday as they initially treated the boy. CareFlight teamed with police, ambulance and track

officers to treat the boy at the Somersby dirt bike track off Debenham Rd. The CareFlight doctor said the 13-year-old was partially protected by his riding helmet when he came

off on the track then was run over by another rider at the weekend event. As the teenager continued to show symptoms of a traumatic brain injury the doctor placed the boy in an induced coma and on a ventilator to control his breathing. The boy was flown under intensive care monitoring to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead where he remained in a serious but stable condition on arrival.

The DART sponsorship program supports residents of the Gosford LGA to represent the city in sporting and cultural pursuits. DART offers funding for individuals and teams attending sporting and cultural events where selection is merit based and of regional or greater significance. In return for sponsorship, the recipients promote the Central Coast in the local, interstate and international arenas. The Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association U15s Team and the Gosford Netball Association U13s Team were each awarded $1,250 to attend the Netball NSW State Age

IAAF World Youth Athletic Championships which will be held in the Ukraine from July 10 to July 14. Georgia currently holds the third fastest 800m time ever recorded by an U18 Australian. Four members of Authentic Taekwon-Do Central Coast have been awarded $4,000 to attend the Taekwon-Do World Championships to be held in London from July 31 to August 6. The team qualified for the championships after great results at a number of state and national competitions.

Championships held in Campbelltown from June 29 to July 1. The teams were selected for the championships after strong results at selection trials. Woy Woy resident Brandan Biddle has been awarded $1,000 to participate in three world ranking junior golf tournaments to be held in Taiwan, China and Korea during July. Brandan qualified for the tournaments after excellent performances in tournaments held at the Hills Golf Academy of Queensland. Georgia Wassall of Wamberal has received $1,000 to attend the

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antas Socceroos head coach Holger Osieck held a training camp in Gosford and Tuggerah from Monday, July 1, to Friday, July 5, which included Central Coast Mariners’ Joshua Rose, Mitchell Duke and Trent Sainsbury.

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After flying to Europe earlier in the week to undergo a medical, Ryan put an end to speculation surrounding his playing future by penning a three-season contract with the Blue and Blacks. Ryan becomes the third summer signing for Club Brugge, with the Club’s Sporting Director Arnar Grétarsson labelling the twotime NAB Young Football of the Year as a goalkeeper with “huge potential”. “He [Ryan] has been playing three years for the Australian top team Central Coast Mariners,” Grétarsson said. “Despite his young age he has gathered a lot of experience and he has been elected twice as best goalkeeper of Australia. “This year he has celebrated the title with his team in the A-League. ‘Another asset of Ryan is his attitude and mindset.” Despite Ryan being due to come off contract two days after his signing, the Mariners still managed to negotiate a sizeable transfer

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ormer Ourimbah Juniors’ player Adam AshleyCooper was part of the Qantas Wallabies Rugby Union team defeated by HSBC British and Irish Lions in the DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour test series match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday, June 22.

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fee for the 2013 Hyundai A-League Championship winner. The Club has confirmed the transfer also included a sell-on clause. Central Coast Mariners Group general manager Mr Peter Turnbull thanked Ryan for his exemplary service to the Mariners. “Today is a proud day for our Football Club,” Turnbull said. “Club Brugge are one of the most respected Clubs in Europe. “They have a long, proud history and a strong record, like us, of taking players to the next level in their

careers. “We commend Mathew for his effort, professionalism and performances while at the Mariners and wish him great success in the Belgian Pro League and with the Qantas Socceroos in the future.” Ryan joins a distinguished list of former Australian internationals to have played with the 13-time Belgian Champions. Current Sydney FC Head Coach, Frank Farina, and Qantas Young Socceroos mentor, Paul Okon, both spent fruitful spells in West Flanders.

Tom Rogic was given an opportunity when coach Holger Osiek sent him on as a substitute for Brett Holman in the final 10 minutes of the match. Rogic had an immediate impact when he headed the ball to team captain, Lucas Neil who in turn scored the fourth goal for Australia and Lucas Neil’s first for his country, Rogic also showed his ball dribbling skills when he was able to skirt around opposition players to create chances around the box. After the match, Rogic said: “The match probably had the perfect outcome”. “That’s my first game at home so, to get on the park in front of the Australian crowd is very pleasing and I’m happy to get any game time. “I think we dominated the game from start to finish and I think the result showed that. “We got through the game 4-0; a clean sheet with no yellow cards picked up, so I

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The Wallabies were defeated 23-21 in front of a new ground record crowd of 52,499. The Wallabies would have won the match had they not missed four kicks at goal, two of which were in

the last ten minutes. The match was lit up by two of the best solo tries in recent memory, to George North for the Lions and Israel Folau for the Wallabies (twice), who scored individual tries as the Lions held on for the nail-biting victory, after the Wallabies were severely disrupted by four injuries to key backline players. Ashley-Cooper was replaced with four minutes to go by reserve scrumhalf Nick Phipps. The teams now move on to Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, June 29, for what is sure to be a thrilling second test of the three.

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think on all accounts, it was a very good result for us. “But in saying that, it was only half the job for us and we have a very big game next week,” said Rogic. The Socceroos are now on ten points standing second in their group, but need to do well against Iraq in Sydney on Tuesday night to ensure direct qualification for the World Cup in Brazil in

2014. “It’s a massive game, but at the same time, it’s just another game of football. “I think we have a good combination of experience and youth to see us through these matches. “So I think everyone is preparing quite well and it’s only the start of what is a very big week,” he said.

ormer Central Coast Mariners’ player Tom Rogic was called on as a substitute in the 60th minute of the Socceroos’ match against Iraq on Tuesday, June 18. The match was the final qualification match for Australia’s group with the top two earning direct qualification to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Rogic troubled the Iraqi defence before Josh Kennedy scored the winning goal in the 1-0 victory. Needing a win to assure a spot at a third straight World Cup, the Socceroos looked like blowing their chance

as the stubborn visitors held firm for more than 82 minutes. But in his first Socceroos appearance in 19 months, Kennedy came off the bench to nod home Mark Bresciano’s cross seven minutes from time to send the crowd of 80,532 into delirium. Australia boss Holger Osieck received a few boos from the home fans when he opted to substitute favourite son Tim Cahill for Kennedy just a few minutes earlier. But the decision proved a masterstroke as Kennedy did what he does best, giving Iraq ‘keeper Noor Sabri no chance with a wellplaced header from just six

yards out. The nail-biting victory meant the Socceroos finished second in their group behind Japan and avoided going into the lottery of the play-offs later this year. Knowing a win over the inexperienced Iraqi’s would ensure Australia’s berth for a third straight World Cup, there was a sense of excited anticipation amongst the fans before kick-off. Searching for ways to unlock the stubborn Iraqi defence, Holger Osieck introduced young star Tom Rogic on the hour and the Celtic midfielder immediately lifted the tempo. The Socceroos thought

they had the crucial breakthrough 25 minutes from time when a poor headed clearance landed perfectly for Kruse to volley home from just outside the box. But celebrations soon turned to despair as Iranian referee Faghani Alireza had already blown for a foul by Ognenovski in the lead-up. The close call only added to the tension, which soon turned to shock among the home fans as Cahill made way for Kennedy. And the beanpole striker took just six minutes to make an impact, sending his header past Sabri to get celebrations underway. Photo: Paul Barkley-LookPro

The training camp was part of the Qantas Socceroos preparation for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 in Seoul. It was the first of three camps in Australia to be held in the lead up to the East Asian Cup. The Cup will take place in the Korean Republic from July 20 to 28. At a reception held by Gosford Council, Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill congratulated the players on their World Cup qualification.

“The next eighteen months represents a very exciting time for football in Australia,” said Mr Farrell. “With Australia qualifying for its third successive World Cup, an outstanding achievement in itself, and

Australia hosting the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in 2015, there is a lot for football fans to be excited about. “Focusing on the current challenge of the East Asian Cup, I’m sure the head

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Championships which will be held in the Ukraine from July 10 to 14. Georgia, 17, broke the NSW U18 and U20 800 metre records in February this year to qualify for the World Youth Championships. The qualifying win also

saw her become the second fastest U18 Australian runner ever, and number 10 in the U20s list. The record was previously set 44 years ago by Cheryl Peasley, who went on to win a Commonwealth Games medal and become an Olympian.

coach, Holger Osieck has the team primed to impress as they did at the recent World Cup qualification matches. “I wish the team the best of luck when they head to South Korea for the East

Asian Cup later this month.” Ms O’Neill said she was delighted that the facilities on the Central Coast had been chosen for the training camp. “Having members of the Socceroos squad training

here is exciting for the local community, and I can see the positive influence on our local young sporting stars – inspired to work hard so that they may have similar opportunities in the future,” Ms O’Neill said.

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wo Central Coast Mariners players were selected to participate in a Socceroos training camp in Sydney which began on Monday, July 8, and will continue until

Friday, July 12. The camp is part of the Socceroos’ preparations for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 which will be played in the Korea Republic from July 20 to 28. Mitchell Duke and Trent Sainsbury were two

of 20 players selected to participate in the training camp, which was the last chance for players to impress head coach Holger Osieck before the final Socceroos squad for the EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 is named on Friday, July 12.


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Terrigal defeats Kariong in match of the day

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n the Central Coast Rugby Union round 14 Match of the Day on Saturday, July 13, Terrigal defeated Kariong at Kariong Oval by 18 points to 10.

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In what may be regarded as a minor upset, Terrigal were able to outscore the home side in the second half to run out victors. The first half was a very dour battle with both teams having periods of attack, and then following it up with sustained periods of solid defence. Neither side were able to create the gaps in the opening 40 minutes. Try as they may, both Kariong and Terrigal were unable to post any points to go to the halftime break with scores locked at nil all. Both teams knew the game was up for grabs and the match was there for the taking, but it was Terrigal who were able to score two tries to one in the second half to gain the win. Terrigal gained tries

through five-eight Tom Lowe and Brayden Clack while Ryan Newland was able to land three goals. Kariong could only respond with the one try through flanker Blake Sylvester. Sylvester was their best player on the day. He tried for the entire 80 minutes for his Kariong team. He was well supported by prop Shannon Beavan, centre Jason Briot and loose forward Gus Long. But their efforts were enough on the day. Terrigal’s best players in their win were lock Mick Dorahy, five-eight Tom Lowe and hooker Daniel Hilton. It was a significant win for Terrigal and gives them an outside chance of making the Finals.

The loss also made Kariong’s chances that little bit more difficult but they sit just outside of the Top Four. The next five rounds of rugby are important for both clubs. Avoca Beach ran in 17 tries to defeat Woy Woy by 113 points to five at Heazlett Park. Avoca Beach certainly kicked into gear and the visitors simply had no answer to the onslaught. Both Gosford and Northlakes shared a match apiece at Showground Rugby Field. Gosford were far too strong for Northlakes in Second Grade, while Northlakes reversed that result in Third Grade. Email, 14 Jul 2013 Larry Thomson, Central Coat Rugby Union

Guy Robins’ good form continues

Lawrie McKinna, Mayor of Gosford City Council, Bill Low, Headmaster of Central Coast Grammar School and Ian Robilliard, Managing Director of The Central Coast Academy of Sport

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Guy Robins & Craig Stevens

osford City Bowling Club’s Guy Robins teamed up with Craig Stevens on Saturday, July 6, to narrowly win the major pairs from two previous club champions of Selvarajan Panchadcharam and Lex Lamont.

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“Guy Robins is having a great run in this year’s club championships,” said Gosford City Bowling Club’s Rex Brown. “Earlier, he skippered a team of Craig Stevens,

Graeme Norris and Dennis McDivett to win the major fours and was crowned club champion when he won the Major Singles. “Guy is a devoted bowler and club member holding

down the position chairman of selectors.”

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Email, 8 Jul 2013 Rex Brown, Gosford City Bowling Club

he Central Coast Grammar School (CCGS) has entered into two new partnerships to support the development of aspiring athletes.

The first partnership is with the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) and the second is with Gosford Council mayor Lawrie McKinna, who is also a former Central Coast Mariners coach. CCAS managing director Ian Robilliard said he was delighted to confirm Central Coast Grammar School as a community partner and sponsor of specific CCAS sports programs such as netball, rugby union, women’s rugby sevens as well as the Future Stars Program that identifies and supports pre-elite athletes in their chosen sport. “The School has been a long term supporter of the CCAS through provision of sporting facilities and this relationship is one

of the ways in which the school contributes more broadly to the Central Coast community,” said CCGS headmaster Mr Bill Low. McKinna has had an interest in the development of boys and girls football at CCGS since his time with the Mariners and has now accepted the role of director of coaching for the school’s football program for the remainder of 2013 and 2014. “I have always been impressed with the facilities at CCGS and the school’s attitude, participation and ethos to sport in general,” Mr McKinna said. Mr McKinna said that he hoped his contribution would bring strength to the football program as well as informing coaching in other

sports. Mr McKinna and Mr Robilliard said they looked forward to working together to lift coaching and management opportunities in sport not only for CCGS but for the region generally. Mr Low said that the opportunities provided by McKinna and Robilliard working together to bring first-class approaches to sports psychology, nutrition, ethics, management and coaching were limitless. The new programs partnered by Mr McKinna, Mr Robilliard and CCGS staff will emerge over the next 18 months. Media release, 9 Jul 2013 Central Coast Academy of Sport

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