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Kibbleplex funding a key to Gosford revitalisation even million dollars has been secured towards the Kibbleplex project, a learning and development centre in Gosford based at the former Gosford Town Centre shopping precinct, to help grow local jobs on the Central Coast.

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Minister for Families and Community Services Ms Jenny Macklin and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill announced the funding on Monday, August 19. Kibbleplex is expected to help revitalise the Gosford central business district and be a centre of excellence for innovation on the Central Coast. Minister Macklin said the rollout of the National Broadband Network on the Central Coast would underpin local jobs growth into the future. “The National Broadband Network will make local businesses more productive – their internet services will be accessible, fast and cheap,” Minister Macklin said. “It will mean new ways of doing business here on the Central Coast and that is where the Kibbleplex comes in. “Kibbleplex will harness the new opportunities presented by Federal Labor’s NBN by creating a

hub for business, education and innovation all under one roof.” The Rudd Labor Government will partner with Gosford Council, the University of Newcastle, and private enterprise to deliver the project. It which will involve the refurbishment of the first floor of the former Town Centre building to create space for a regional library, offices, classrooms, and meeting rooms, as well as a teleworking hub.

Ms O’Neill said that it would be a one-stop shop for innovation in Gosford. “The rollout of the NBN has breathed new life into Gosford, and Kibbleplex will change the way we do business here on the Central Coast, creating new opportunities for telework and making sure that locals can cut their commute and work close to home,” Ms O’Neill said. “People on the Central Coast are hardworking and innovative.

“We have already seen high paying research and development jobs coming to Gosford. “Kibbleplex will build on that, and will help Gosford to reach its potential and create more local jobs and training opportunities.” Funding for this project is from the latest round of the Regional Development Australia Fund, which is provided for in the budget. Gosford Council general manager Mr Paul Anderson welcomed the funding and

said the project would move ahead regardless of the result of the September 7 election. “Kibbleplex is set to give new life to the Gosford CBD, generating new business on the back of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). “The early rollout of the NBN along with this new project will benefit already established business and those looking to relocate to Gosford. “Kibbleplex will tap into

the wide ranging benefits of the NBN and be a stateof-the-art hub for education and business while also promoting job creation here in the city centre,” said Mr Anderson. Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) chairman Mr John Taylor said the organisation viewed education as a key driver for economic growth and vitality within the Central Coast region. Earlier this year, CCRDC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Newcastle to establish a university presence in the Gosford city centre. “A university campus in Gosford would improve the vibrancy of both the regional city and the regional economy. “The Federal government’s contribution of $7 million towards the establishment of Kibbleplex is great for the revitalisation of Gosford. “CCRDC will continue to work with University of Newcastle and other key partners, such as Gosford City Council, to realise the provision of higher education in Gosford,” said Mr Taylor Media release, 20 Aug 2013 Gosford Council Media Media release, 19 Aug 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP


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even million dollars has been secured towards the Kibbleplex project, a learning and development centre in Gosford based at the former Gosford Town Centre shopping precinct, to help grow local jobs on the Central Coast.

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Council agrees to sponsor Oyster Festival again This follows a review of the

2012 festival, which considered possibilities to make the festival financially self-sustaining. The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival and Blessing of the Fleet was established in 2000 by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to show off the Peninsula, local oyster farming and the professional Fisherman’s Association.

Gosford Council has supported the Brisbane Water Oyster Festival for a number of years providing inkind and financial support. Council’s support in past years has been $5000 annually. In 2008 there was a one off sponsorship of $10,000, plus the in-kind at a cost of approximately $2000.

Last year, Council also chose to sponsor the festival for $10,000. As part of the agreement for the 2012 festival, a post report was received and presented to Council on February 26 this year. Following discussions between Council staff and the organisers of the event, it was determined that for the Brisbane Water Oyster

Festival to become sustainable in the future, ongoing funding would be required to facilitate this process. Gosford Council Agenda GEN.7, 6 Aug 2013 Photo: Naomi Bridges

Reference panel appointed to review Patonga plan A Community Reference Panel has been established to review the Draft Plan of Management for various Crown lands at Patonga. NSW deputy premier Mr Andrew Stoner has said the NSW Trade and Investment Crown Lands department and Gosford Council would work together with the Patonga Beach Progress

Association and the community to review the plan. “This follows the exhibition of the Draft Plan and a total of 236 submissions from the community,” Mr Stoner said. “There were a number of unanticipated and contentious issues in the draft plan that will require further consideration to resolve.

“I am sure these can be resolved through the Community Reference Panel process.” Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said the community was asked to nominate two representatives for the panel. Local residents Mr Mark Zwan and Mr Dain Simpson were subsequently elected. “Paul Burgess has been

nominated as the reserve community member, while Andrew Minto and Phillip Doughty will represent the Patonga Beach Progress Association,” Mr Holstein said. “The terms of reference for the Community Reference Panel have been reviewed by all the members and finalised for the coming meetings.

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Minister for Families and Community Services Ms Jenny Macklin and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill announced the funding on Monday, August 19. Kibbleplex is expected to help revitalise the Gosford central business district and be a centre of excellence for innovation on the Central Coast. Minister Macklin said the rollout of the National Broadband Network on the Central Coast would underpin local jobs growth into the future. “The National Broadband Network will make local businesses more productive – their internet services will be accessible, fast and cheap,” Minister Macklin said. “It will mean new ways of doing business here on the Central Coast and that is where the Kibbleplex comes in. “Kibbleplex will harness the new opportunities presented by Federal Labor’s NBN by creating a

hub for business, education and innovation all under one roof.” The Rudd Labor Government will partner with Gosford Council, the University of Newcastle, and private enterprise to deliver the project. It which will involve the refurbishment of the first floor of the former Town Centre building to create space for a regional library, offices, classrooms, and meeting rooms, as well as a teleworking hub.

Ms O’Neill said that it would be a one-stop shop for innovation in Gosford. “The rollout of the NBN has breathed new life into Gosford, and Kibbleplex will change the way we do business here on the Central Coast, creating new opportunities for telework and making sure that locals can cut their commute and work close to home,” Ms O’Neill said. “People on the Central Coast are hardworking and innovative.

“We have already seen high paying research and development jobs coming to Gosford. “Kibbleplex will build on that, and will help Gosford to reach its potential and create more local jobs and training opportunities.” Funding for this project is from the latest round of the Regional Development Australia Fund, which is provided for in the budget. Gosford Council general manager Mr Paul Anderson welcomed the funding and

said the project would move ahead regardless of the result of the September 7 election. “Kibbleplex is set to give new life to the Gosford CBD, generating new business on the back of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). “The early rollout of the NBN along with this new project will benefit already established business and those looking to relocate to Gosford. “Kibbleplex will tap into

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the wide ranging benefits of the NBN and be a stateof-the-art hub for education and business while also promoting job creation here in the city centre,” said Mr Anderson. Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) chairman Mr John Taylor said the organisation viewed education as a key driver for economic growth and vitality within the Central Coast region. Earlier this year, CCRDC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Newcastle to establish a university presence in the Gosford city centre. “A university campus in Gosford would improve the vibrancy of both the regional city and the regional economy. “The Federal government’s contribution of $7 million towards the establishment of Kibbleplex is great for the revitalisation of Gosford. “CCRDC will continue to work with University of Newcastle and other key partners, such as Gosford City Council, to realise the provision of higher education in Gosford,” said Mr Taylor Media release, 20 Aug 2013 Gosford Council Media Media release, 19 Aug 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP

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he Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence will soon be project. “This home to some of Australia’s best indigenous footballers.

On Monday, August 12, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Senator Bob Carr announced $10 million of federal government funding towards the club’s training base and community hub. Senator Carr was joined by government officials, Mariners representatives, Football Federation Australia administrators, Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) delegates and media at the funding announcement in Tuggerah. After watching Mariners head coach Graham Arnold lead the club’s first team through a preseason session, Senator Carr announced that the grant would help deliver a Hyundai A-League first program enabling talented indigenous players to not only improve their football skills, but also advance their life prospects. “This project is about more than just football,” Senator Carr said. “It’s about providing a sporting, health and education hub that delivers a wide range of benefits for the local community and economy.” Central Coast Mariners Group general manager Mr Peter Turnbull said that the concept to establish the club’s Elite Indigenous

Football Academy had been first discussed with Darkinjung LALC chief executive officer Mr Sean Gordon throughout the Mariners’ 2013 championship winning campaign. “Today’s funding guarantee is the result of 12 months of hard work,” Mr Turnbull said. “We have been to Canberra on several occasions regarding this application, and we are delighted the funding has been finalised. “We feel the Mariners already make a tremendous difference to the lives of many people on the Central Coast, but with our

Elite Indigenous Football Academy we hope to bring forward the days when the Socceroos can boast a strong number of Australia’s first people. “Moreover, this funding will enable us to start work on stage two of the project within weeks. “Without this commitment, it would have taken several years for us to have been able to deliver the extra facilities.” Mr Turnbull said the funding would also help create jobs on the Central Coast over the medium to long term, with a range of individuals and companies from a variety of sectors engaged to help deliver the

additional investment via the Mariners into the local economy will provide another boost to the local community,” he said. Central Coast Mariners majority owner Mr Michael Charlesworth, who is currently abroad on business, forwarded his thanks to the government and member for Dobell Mr Craig Thomson for assisting in securing the funding. “Our Elite Indigenous Football Academy will be the first of its kind in Australia and will provide talented but disadvantaged indigenous kids the best possible opportunity to realise their dreams of becoming professional footballers,” Mr

Charlesworth said. “I would like to thank Craig, who has worked tirelessly in making this opportunity come about. “Craig has always been a keen supporter of our vision to ensure the Central Coast is Australia’s football leader.” Head of Hyundai A-League Mr Damien de Bohun also attended the announcement. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the future of Central Coast football and the Mariners,” Mr de Bohun said. “Thousands of kids will benefit from this development and to have the inclusion of an Elite Indigenous Football Academy is another great step for the continued growth of football on the

Central Coast.” Mr Thompson said he was proud to have been involved in negotiating the $10 million funding for the Centre of Excellence at Tuggerah. “This is a huge vote of confidence in the future of the Mariners here on the Central Coast,” Mr Thomson said. Stage two of the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence will include a 1,500 seat grandstand, lighting for the training fields and additional car parking. The Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence already features a tournament quality playing field used for first team training and National Youth League matches; coaching and players’ quarters complete with a gym and office space; 10 all-weather synthetic pitches used by the local community and parking for over 100 vehicles. Building for a public hydrotherapy and aquatic centre will be completed next year. The funds for the project are from the latest round of the Regional Development Australia Fund. Funding for this project is already included in the budget. Media release, 12 Aug 2013, Central Coast Mariners

Head Coach Graham Arnold, Central Coast Mariners Group General Manager Peter Turnbull, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Senator Bob Carr with 2013 Federal Election Candidates Deborah O’Neill (Robertson) and Emma McBride (Dobell)

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he Zoo and Snooze Executive Sleepout held on August 9 at the Australian Reptile Park to raise awareness and funds for Coast Shelter, successfully raised over $52,000.

Over 50 ‘sleepers’ from various businesses took part in the event which had participants sleep under the stars in swags, sleeping bags and cardboard boxes, in an attempt to gain an understanding of what it is like to sleep rough. Participants were lucky enough to have some special treats on the night, including a Reptile and Tasmanian Devil show and musical entertainment by Vanessa Adams and Patrick Dow.

The program will feature songs in the choro and samba styles, long considered to be the original urban pop-dance music of Brazil. These styles are exemplified by artists

The program will also draw on the extensive repertoire of prominent Brazilian singer/ songwriter/guitarist Mr Milton Nascimento. As well as Mr Strazz on a number of guitars and Ms de Mello on vocals, the band will feature Junichi Shiomi on bass guitar, Roberto Balfas on percussion, Raphael Strazz on drums and local jazz aficionado Rodric White on keys. Mr White was a finalist in the National Jazz Piano

Ace wins Billabong Pro voca’s Adrian “Ace” Buchan, 30, has claimed the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti over 11time ASP World Champion and fourtime Billabong Pro winner Kelly Slater (USA) in solid fourto-six foot waves at Teahupo’o.

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Tea, coffee and homemade soup was also available to keep everyone warm, but when it came time to sleep, there were no warm beds to crawl into. After braving the cold night air, surrounded by the various animals within the Reptile Park, participants were rewarded for their efforts by raising close to $52,500. “I was not surprised by the generosity of local businesses because they have a wonderful sense of community, but I was overwhelmed by their commitment to understand some of the issues homeless people face,” event organiser Ms Vicki de Carle said.

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such as Pixinguinha and multi-instrumentalist and composer Pascoal Hermeto. Consummate singer Ms Marilane de Mello, from Rio de Janeiro, will add her sultry tones to some bossa nova style numbers, with the band providing a sound that has been described as a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz. Fans of Tom Jobin, who wrote “The Girl from Ipanema”, will be delighted by Ms de Mello’s renditions.

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including a death-defying righthand barrel in the dying moments of the Final. “I can’t believe it,” Buchan said. “Kelly (Slater) is incredible and I thought he snatched it for me at the end. “I couldn’t go right…but I probably should have. “I still can’t believe it. “It hasn’t sunk in. “What an incredible day though. “The sun came out during the last five minutes and it’s all just really special right now.” Buchan’s win marked the second of his eight-year career amongst the world’s elite (his first in France over Slater in 2008) and Central Coast goofy-footer rockets from 18th to 10th on the 2013 ASP WCT rankings. “I knew I had to step it up today,” Buchan said. “Had to plow through some big names today. “Every time I paddled out, I told myself that I only had to catch two waves. “That was my mantra through each heat and it worked out well for me.”

Event number six of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), this season’s Billabong Pro Tahiti saw the famed South Pacific reef pass of Teahupo’o turn on throughout the event with the world’s best surfers redefining high-performance barrel-riding, culminating in a 19-heat final day. The young Australian was on a tear during the final day of competition, posting excellent scores through his five heats. Buchan’s back-to-back nine point rides to open up the Final for deep forehand barrels proved enough to stave off an inspired recovery from Slater,

Mingara extends contract with Central Coast Academy of Sport Central Coast Academy of Sport

Competition in 1999 and has a number of CDs to his credit. He recently played for Paul Grabowsky in a jazz improvisation master class at Central Coast Conservatorium. Mr Strazz also has a number of CDs out and plays with numerous bands in Sydney, Newcastle and on the Central Coast. His diverse cultural influences are evident in the line-up and repertoire for this concert.

i n g a r a Recreation Club has signed a new three year business partnership with the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS).

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Mingara Recreation Club is a founding partner of the CCAS and has, since day one, provided an administration centre, significant financial support

to multiple programs and facility usage at the regional athletics track, pool and gymnasium. The club has also supported the annual CCAS Academy Games touring team and has provided the host venue for the annual gala awards evening that is a highlight on the local sporting calendar. Since opening in 2004, the CCAS has provided scholarship positions for

over 2,500 athletes across no less than twenty sporting programs. Mingara has supported all of those opportunities in some way. To watch the development of local talent and the social cost savings a local academy of sport has provided has been a catalyst for Mingara to continue its valued support. CCAS managing director Mr Ian Robilliard said the

announcement was another step in the building of regional capacity to deliver sporting programs of the highest quality. “Without Mingara, we simply do not exist in our current form,” Mr Robilliard said. “The support, friendship and genuine interest across both board and senior management is fantastic and I’m absolutely delighted that Mingara have extended

its founding support for another three years. “This will take the support into 2016 and beyond. “In a commercial market where funds and value in kind support is restricted, if not diminishing, this announcement demonstrates just how committed Mingara is to our region.” Mingara Group CEO Mr Paul Barnett said Mingara was proud to have been

associated with the CCAS since its conception in 2004. “The CCAS is instrumental in assisting with the development of young athletes on the Central Coast and as one of their major sponsors, we are pleased to be part of their program which develops athletes in our local community to reach their full potential,” Mr Barnett said.

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Performing arts centre design endorsed ollowing its unanimous endorsement of a preferred design for the Regional Performing Arts Centre, Gosford Council is lobbying federal candidates and local state members to support the $30 million dollar initiative.

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Gosford Council’s general manager Mr Paul Anderson said council’s support for a preferred design means a performing arts centre on the Gosford Waterfront is now one step closer to becoming a reality and it’s time for local politicians to come to the party. “Council and the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) have responded to community demands for a regional performing arts facility in Gosford and we are working toward achieving this objective for our community. “The creation of a Regional Performing Arts Centre will have a flow on effect in regard to the revitalisation of greater

government to realise the community’s future aspirations for the area. “The proposed Regional Performing Arts Centre and Conservatorium will have great significance to the revitalisation of Gosford, moving the Waterfront Precinct forward. “The project delivers on the community’s vision for major cultural development in the region,” Mr Taylor said. Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein said the proposed Centre would help meet the community’s call for a revitalisation of Gosford. “The community will welcome that this long awaited project is finally another step closer to fruition,” Mr Holstein said. The preferred design is from Perumal Pedavoli Pty Ltd. Gosford through the creation of employment, investment and tourism opportunities in our City. “We are now asking our local MPs to invest in our local community by making a commitment to support this essential community infrastructure for our local

region,” Mr Anderson said. The Regional Performing Arts Centre project will incorporate a conservatorium, exhibition space and teaching facilities. Cr Bob Ward said the centre was “the first step in the revitalisation of the waterfront”.

“This is a very big deal. “A very big step for the future of Gosford,” said Cr Ward. Cr Chris Burke agreed with Cr Ward and said he just wanted to “get on with it”. “We’ve been mucking around with it for at least

four years. “I got back into Council because I wanted to see something happen in Gosford,” said Cr Burke. CCRDC chairman Mr John Taylor said CCRDC had been working cooperatively with Gosford Council, the community, business and

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NBN extends to west Brisbane Water suburbs ibre construction for the NBN has begun in Koolewong, Point Clare and Tascott, according to Central Coast Broadband Infrastructure Group chairman Mr Dave Abrahams.

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The beginning of the fibre construction was discussed at a Central Coast Broadband Infrastructure Group meeting held in Ourimbah where the announcement of the switch-on of the NBN to Point Frederick, East Gosford, West Gosford and Springfield was also made. Regional Development Australia Central Coast CEO Mr Andrew Roach said: “Growing the digital economy has become a successful focus for our organisation thanks to leadership from our Chair and support from the Board.” “Unquestionably, this business transition funding will benefit our regional economy in such a variety of applications.”

Hunter Institute of TAFE representative Mr Phil Cox, Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna, Department of Broadband representative Ms Sharon Bird, Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O'Neill, CCBIG chairman Mr Dave Abrahams and Point Frederick resident Mr Bruce Eikelman

Mr Abrahams said: “The Central Coast is well and truly on the National agenda and is leading the way in a number of projects, approximately 80% of Central Coast premises are on the published maps. “Almost 100 per cent of the Peninsula is on the current

NBN Co published maps. “This is an incredibly important investment success that will drive much more than most regions in the country,” said Mr Abrahams. The Central Coast Broadband Infrastructure Group meets periodically

to discuss matters around the NBN rollout and other technological developments across a variety of leveraged industries. Media release, 15 Aug 2013 Brooke Simmons, Pursuit Communications

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Residents concerned over land sale early three acres of residential land at 11-29 Kincumber Cres, Davistown, is up for sale which residents of the area say could destroy the natural coast tidal wetlands of Davistown.

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“The suburb of Davistown has always been renowned for the beauty and stability of our natural wetlands which homes many species of frog, bird and reptile, including the endangered green and golden bellfrog and Bush Stonecurlew,’ said local resident Ms Virginia Ede. “Some years ago, an investor purchased these wetlands from our local Gosford Council when the retirement village of Alloura Waters was being created.” The property is for sale for $1.65 million, zoned 2A with plans drawn, but not approved, to accommodate 16 individual blocks which range in size from 550sqm to 698sqm. “This current situation of being advertised on the internet creates a new danger of overseas development investors utilising funds to push forward a development,” said Ms Ede. “This occurred when Alloura Waters Retirement Village was

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Robertson votes ith the federal election to be held on September 7, Coast Community News has provided an overview of the locality of the Robertson electorate as well as a brief statement by local candidates which can be found on the following two pages.

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Robertson covers an area of approximately 978 sq km from the Hawkesbury River in the south, west to Wiseman’s Ferry, north along the Gosford Council Boundary (Great North Rd) to Kulnura, then east and south along the Gosford Council boundary until it crosses the main Northern Railway Line at Lisarow. South along the main Northern Railway line to North Gosford, then east along Glennie St, Bradys Gully Rd, Clyde Rd, Carlton Rd, The Entrance Rd, Willoughby Rd to Dover Rd alignment and Terrigal Lagoon to its mouth. The main centres include Gosford, Terrigal, Woy Woy and Erina. Polling booths in the area covered by Coast Community News are as follows. Avoca Beach Public School

Booker Bay Pre School Chertsey Public School Copacabana Public School Davistown Progress Association Erina High School Erina Heights Public School Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre Glenvale Public School Gosford Primary School Gosford East Public School Green Point Baptist Church Green Point Community Centre Holgate Primary School Lisarow Public School Henry Kendall High School Kariong Public School Kincumber Public School Kincumber High School MacMasters Beach Progress Associatoin Mangrove Mountain Public Hall Mount White Bushfire Brigade Narara Uniting Church Niagara Park Community Centre

Old Mooney Mooney Public School Peats Ridge Public School Point Clare Public School Saratoga Community Hall St Matthews Lutheran Church, West Gosford Somersby Public School Terrigal Primary School Terrigal CWA Hall Terrigal Presbyterian Church Terrigal Senior Citizens Centre Wamberal Memorial Hall Wamberal Public School Wyoming Community Centre Wyoming Primary School Robertson candidates were asked to provide 250 words about what they have done and will do for Robertson. Some candidates did not respond. Website, 23 Aug 2013 Australian Electoral Commission

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Jake Cassar Independent

Kate da Costa The Greens

’m very proud to be a local and to be involved in supporting the issues of suicide, homelessness, environmental protection and mental health.

s your Federal representative for Robertson I stand up for initiatives that will create clean green-collar jobs on the Coast and create a caring society in a healthier environment.

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I feel these are the greatest issues facing our community. Whether I am elected or not, I will continue pushing to see Old Sydney Town back in Australian ownership. The Government should explore options to purchase the site, fund a feasibility study and business plan and pursue partners to ensure its sustainability. Options to repair and rebuild the site, could be to engage unemployed young people and suitable juvenile offenders to be involved in separate programs at the site. The programs could focus on learning trades skills, indigenous and early Australian education and call on exceptional community members, to volunteer to mentor the youth. For economic viability, I propose utilising the area to replace the world famous

Peat’s Ridge Festival. Also, the large area on the outside of the site, could include a drivein movie theatre with a focus on Australian films and documentaries, markets, a “Silver Nomads” motorhome park and camp grounds. I’m also pushing for a moratorium on puppy mills and unlicensed pet breeders, until a solution is found to curb the approximately 250,000 healthy, but unwanted cats and dogs euthanized each year. I’m lobbying for funding for homeless support organisations, Coast Shelter and Mary Macs and mental health support organisation, ARAFMI. If you don’t want to vote for a politician, vote for me. Email, 22 Aug 2013 Jake Cassar, West Gosford

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I care about: The Wallarah 2 Coal mine which threatens the Coast’s drinking water supplies and our residents’ health. Stopping Coal Seam Gas exploration, drilling or fracking on the Central Coast. Recognizing the threat of climate change to our way of life, getting a framework to reduce CO2 emissions by 90% by 2030 and working towards implementing a 100% renewable plan for electricity. Increasing local lowcarbon jobs in manufacturing and services and protecting the health and education jobs we have on the Coast. Reducing company tax for small businesses by 2% and increasing their asset writeoff threshold. Increasing Newstart by $50 per week and a $40 supplement for single parents. Expanding Denticare beyond the 10,000 families

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in Robertson whose children can now see a dentist as readily as a GP. Implementing the full six year GONSKI funding for all of the children on the Coast and expanding university facilities in Robertson by restoring $2.3 billion in funding. Ensuring the Federal Government’s 30% of TAFE funding does not go towards privatisation of TAFE. Funding the High Speed Rail Authority to determine the best route and complete the EIS as soon as possible. Increasing affordable housing on the Central Coast, including public housing to reduce waiting lists, and crisis housing for our homeless. Calling for compassionate treatment for asylum seekers and safer pathways for them to reach us. Email, 23 Aug 2013 Kate da Costa, Central Coast Greens

Douglas McFarland Australian Independents

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ouglas McFarland is passionate about representing Robertson.

He’s intelligent, socially progressive and up to speed with what people in his electorate want and need. Mr McFarland knows what challenges people in the electorate of Robertson face every day because he faces them himself, he lives in the electorate, he runs a small business in the area - he’s the Proprietor of McFarland Scottish and Celtic Supplies - and he teaches highland dancing; he’s a local. Mr McFarland is a strong supporter of and advocate for small business. He is for cutting red tape and administrative requirements for small business. As a previous Gosford Council Art, Culture and Entertainment Person of the Year he will lobby for arts and culture funding to strengthen and promote this important aspect of

our community. Mr McFarland was attracted to the Australian Independents because our party is the only party in Australia for outlawing personal attacks and bullying, both inside and outside of the party; we stand for respect, genuine representation, real accountability and democracy. Mr McFarland will push for marriage equality, an immediate ban on Coal Seam Gas and ending homelessness. Mr McFarland will be a strong voice in parliament for the people of Robertson. He will ensure that his constituents are listened to and their needs addressed. Email, 23 Aug 2013 Douglas McFarland, Australian Independents

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Lawrie McKinna Team Central Coast

hy is the Central Coast the forgotten region?

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Lawrie McKinna, the independent candidate for Robertson, is asking the two major parties this very question. Why is The Central Coast the ninth biggest region for population in Australia, and the largest not to have a University? We need 12% more GPs across the Central Coast just to equal the state average. Gosford currently does not qualify for the LGA1 classification and cannot recruit overseas doctors. Why? We are currently over 100 hospital beds short here on the Coast. When will the funding be allocated to relieve the pressure and strain on our already overworked nursing and medical staff? One third of Central Coast employees commute outside of the region for work. Which party will commit to relocating a major government department to this region creating jobs ensuring people

don’t have to leave the Coast to work? Thirty-three per cent of kids don’t finish high school on the Central Coast. That means one third of our kids drop out of high school. What is being done to fund support programs to address the disenchantment of our youth and keep our kids in school? Homeless figures estimate 1,500-2,000 people a night on the Central Coast sleep rough. Why are so many people in this region disadvantaged? Why isn’t there enough emergency accommodation on the Coast? Lawrie McKinna is fighting for local people on local issues. No longer can the major parties overlook the Central Coast. By voting for Lawrie, the Coast says we will no longer accept being the forgotten region. Email, 23 Aug 2013 Lawrie McKinna, Team Central Coast

Deborah O’Neill ALP

Paul Sheeran DLP

love the Central Coast, and as a local I am proud of what I’ve delivered in just three years as the Member for Robertson.

ran my own small business for 28 years before I retired.

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I knew that there was a lot of work that needed to be done to ensure the Coast got its fair share, and that we weren’t left behind. As I’m out and about in the electorate, people are telling me what a difference Labor’s record investments are making for Coasties. We live in a better place to live, work and raise a family. I fought for and delivered the early rollout of the National Broadband Network for the Coast that is already revitalising the Gosford CBD, with new businesses leaving Sydney and bringing jobs to the Coast. We have also delivered a Regional Cancer Centre, the GP Superclinic, and brought Woy Woy rehab back to life.

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I have great experience in small business both locally and in rural areas. It is in this area of small business that I can be of the greatest help to the people of the Central Coast. I have lived in the Robertson electorate for 22 years and am aware of the hardships that families and ordinary working people go through. I intend to fight to have laws and conditions that provide for stable employed family units and single unemployed on the Central Coast. The DLP will legislate to stop big business and government departments from the unfair practice of lengthy delays in paying for goods and services provided by small businesses and by introducing a maximum of 30 days standard trade for payments owed to small businesses

Delivering this kind of transformative infrastructure to the Central Coast is what I live for, and why I love being the Member for Robertson. It is why - with your support - I will fight to keep doing this important job for you. There is only one candidate in Robertson who has delivered, is delivering today, and will keep on delivering in the future for the Central Coast and that’s me. A vote for me and vote for Labor on the Central Coast is the only way to ensure that things keep getting done for us locals. Email, 26 Aug 2013 Deborah O’Neill, Australian Labor Party

Liberal candidate Ms Lucy Wicks, Palmer United Party candidate Mr Steven Whitaker and Christian Democatic Party candidate Ms Holly Beecham were also provided with the opportunity to provide a statement but failed to respond.

by big businesses and government. Defer small business company tax for one year for the first seven years followed by a generous catch up period to give small businesses a chance to get established. To establish local small business mentoring programs by engaging people who have retired so that they can impart their life experiences to younger people and to help them navigate the pitfalls that they found at the start of their own business. Opposing undue and excessive federal and state government and local Council bureaucracy for small business operators. Other policies are available on our web www.dlp.org.au.

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Paid announcement, Authorised and written by Edward James 323 West Street Umina Beach NSW 2257 phone 0243419140

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hile I need Liberal Lucy Wicks to displace Labor Deborah O'Neill in the seat of Robertson, I expect all those people seeking our votes to conduct their political campaigns within the law!

I suggest voters may wish to consider the amount of dodgy political material on power poles, and who owns it as a barometer to measure the level of contempt our political allsorts have for us constituents and the law we respect. Oversize signage could be a big problem. By the way, it was LABOR who stole our rehabilitation amenity from Woy Woy Public Hospital in the first place. I have not forgotten.

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D1.12 ADVERTISING ON COUNCIL PROPERTY & PRIVATE PROPERTIES - ELECTIONS ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING - EDUCATION AND COMPLIANCE POLICY OBJECTIVES To permit the use of Council property and private property for displaying political advertising and to provide guidelines for political advertising signs during elections. POLICY STATEMENT Council property but not Council structures, may be used by political parties, non-political parties, and independents, for Council, State or Federal election advertising. Political advertising signs are also permitted to be erected on private property, excluding buildings, subject to all political advertising signs complying with the following criteria. DEFINITION "Political advertising sign" means any sign advertising candidates for any Federal, State or Local Government election. POLITICAL ADVERTISING SIGN CRITERIA 1 Shall not exceed an area of 8,000 square centimetres 2 Shall not exceed 1500mm in height above natural ground level adjoining 3 Shall not be illuminated 4 Shall not be flashing or vary the intensity of the illumination from light to dark or colour to colour. This includes LED, digital emitting display, or the like 5 Shall not imitate traffic signs or traffic directions 6 Must not interfere with vehicular driver sight distances or cause a distraction to drivers 7 Must not be placed on buildings or properties that are heritage listed 8 Must not depict or contain any offensive material 9 Must not be displayed or erected unless adequately secured and continually maintained in a good, secure and safe condition 10 Must not be in the form of sandwich or "A" frame boards or the like 11 Shall not be displayed more than (5) five weeks prior to an election and shall be removed within one (1) week after an election 12 Election Campaign Advertising Material shall comply with the requirements of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, 1918. 13 Posters must show the name and address of the persons authorising the printing and the name of the printer and the address at which it was printed. 14 All political advertising on private property must have the concurrence of the property owner. (Min No 699/1996 - 24 September 1996 - Review of Policies) (Min No 239/2000 — 24 October 2000 — Review of Policies — no change) (Min No 214/2005 - 8 March 2005 - Review of Policies) (Min No 311/2009 - 5 May 2009 - Review of Policies) (Min No 857/2010 - 7 December 2010) (Min No 2013/388 - 16 July 2013 - Review of Policies) Advertising on Council Property & Private Properties - Elections 1 Gosford City Council Policy Manual Review by September 2017

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Centre announced as national finalist

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U Gosford Children’s Centre has been announced as a finalist in the 2013 Australian Child Care Week Awards.

This is the largest awards program for the early learning and care industry in Australia with the winners being announced at a Gala Celebration Dinner to be held at The Westin Sydney on Saturday, September 7. KU Gosford Children’s Centre is a finalist in the Best Sustainability Activity or Program category. The 2013 theme of Australian Child Care Week is ‘Connecting with Parents and Community’. Services throughout Australia presented thousands of activities in June focusing on children’s safety,

nutrition, the environment, the community, the family and nurturing creative children. Many services held activities and special days that actively involved the children’s families and wider community. Australian Child Care Week highlights both the breadth and depth of children’s learning and the important role child care services and their teams play in nurturing and extending learning and development. “Early Years Education and Care Services play

a significant role in the community, educating and caring for our children,” said Australian Child Care Week sponsor Child Care Super spokesperson Ms Theresa Mills “Australian Child Care Week 2013 is a wonderful opportunity to continue to raise the public profile of the quality service being delivered to children, their families and the broader community”. Media release, 12 Aug 2013 Steve Low, Australian Child Care Week

Petition in support of holiday rental plan

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osford Council has received a petition with 55 signatures in support of the inclusion of short term holiday rental in the Gosford City Local Environment Plan.

Petitioners said they supported Short Term Holiday Rental inclusion in the Gosford Planning Scheme Ordinance and Interim Development Plan Number 122 as the planning proposal and DCP aimed

to replicate provisions of the draft Gosford Local Environment Plan (DLEP) 2009. Petitioners said they believed that Short Term Holiday Rental was a vital sector of the Gosford City

visitor economy and that the DLEP provided an appropriate middle ground for providing land use support where dwellings are permitted. Gosford Council Agenda P.25, 20 Aug 2013

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Glenworth Valley makes it a hat trick of tourism awards

ocal tourist attraction Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures was awarded winner of best Tourist Attractions at the QantasLink Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism 2013 in Newcastle earlier this month.

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As winner of Tourist Attractions three years running, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures have been inducted into the Tourist Attractions Hall of Fame. Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures general manager Mr Ollie Philpot said he was pleased to accept the award at the colourful Great Gatsby themed ceremony. “As Australia’s leading provider of outstanding outdoor adventures, we are thrilled to receive best Tourist Attractions three years running. “Having earned a sound reputation for quality horseriding over the past four decades, we’ve expanded our adventure activities to include abseiling, kayaking, quad biking, laser skirmish and more. “Not only are we proud to host Australia’s largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centre, we are delighted to offer over 200 acres of secluded, unspoilt

Ollie Philpot and Sasha Crichton

riverfront camping spots to enjoy too. “It’s rewarding to know we offer local and international communities quality activities in such unique world-class surroundings, as well as being recognised as a significant contributor

to the Hunter and Central Coast’s Visitor Economy,” said Mr Philpot. Media release, 20 Aug 2013 Sasha Crichton, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures


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Floodlighting decision is misguided and irresponsible esidents of Davistown are understandably upset by the advertised sale of a privately-owned local wetland for a potential housing development.

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Those same residents should be equally concerned about Development Application 44231/2013 recently lodged by Gosford Council to floodlight Saratoga Oval for sports training. Both of these sites are occupied by species endangered because of loss of habitat. Saratoga Oval reserve has been permanently occupied by Bush Stonecurlew throughout living memory and the oval itself is used for foraging from dusk to dawn. The opinion of the handful

of professional experts who have been entrusted by Council with the monitoring and management of the Bush Stone-curlew population on the Central Coast for the past decade is that any human activity on Saratoga Oval after dark will have a serious impact on the species and could lead to the abandonment of the reserve altogether. At present, the Saratoga

Oval reserve remains the most intact area of Bush Stone-curlew habitat remaining on the Central Coast. Council’s decision to push ahead with floodlighting is misguided and irresponsible. Anyone, regardless of where they live, is entitled to formally object to Council’s floodlighting proposal, most easily done via Council’s website. Email, 26 Aug 2013 Alan Skinner, Saratoga

Government ignores concerned citizen ver the past two years, I have asked everybody including the High Court and governments of all persuasion, under what section of the constitution of our country can any government or public servant steal and sell our land and pocket the money for their mates or themselves?

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More citizens like James needed see that Edward James publishes accounts of public officials who behave outside of the law, a law which the rest of society is forced to obey.

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Can somebody please tell me why political candidates who break the electoral laws by advertising on public land (illegal) are not immediately disqualified and forced to resign? I contacted the Electoral Commission to enquire and pointed out that the commission’s legislation requires it to take action. The response was denial and this government funded organisation refused to comply with its own legislation. James also directs comment to Gosford Council and I would like somebody to tell me why this council continues to allow vested interests to rent residential

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homes as venues contrary to the zoning and why, when challenged, claims “tourism” (questionable) and financial benefit to the region (also questionable)? Tourism is about holiday visits from families.

attended a classical concert advertised for the afternoon of Sunday, July 28, and have waited until now to provide, in my view, a reasonable and even charitable assessment of my experience.

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Being Sunday, there was some parking available mostly on a steep, sloping side road. A front stone retaining wall looks dangerous and the venue entrance is up steep steps, perilous for the elderly, let alone the disabled. I am not aware of any wheelchair access and doubt there is any. Having paid in advance for my ticket, but then advised entry was in a firstin-first-served basis, why book? I arrived 30 minutes before starting time and found my way to a medium sized waiting room with 10 seats. The 70-plus patrons had to crowd into this room or an adjacent passageway entrance to the concert hall. Many were leaning on their walking sticks until two minutes before starting time when the door was opened to seating.

With better facilities, there may have been many more patrons and had it been a pop concert, but I doubt the capacity of the hall to cater for them. This facility also gives “pop” performances and members of the public should attend a concert to form their own opinion. I believe the staffattendants are volunteers and the artists certainly deserving of more attendance. The building and site are not now suitable for this purpose and in my opinion never have been, and the amenities are dismal and dirty. I hope the building has been inspected by Council and the relevant Fire

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Venues are about family homes turned into function centres where the revellers bring all their own supplies and then party hard nonstop for 40 hours, then leave. No money for the community here, only pain. And lastly, can somebody please tell me why the community does not get behind James who spends his own money advertising an inconvenient truth? I only wish there were more of him but sadly it looks like James may be a dying breed from the mould of the traditional Aussie.

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Authorities, as it is (in my long past 40-plus years’ experience in all types of construction) a disaster waiting to happen. Surely the teachers, staff, students and public of Gosford City deserve better than this. There must surely be a better site for this type of building in the Gosford area. I recently observed a motor dealership building being constructed on a large block near the Laycock St Theatre, with two road accesses, that would have made a far more suitable and convenient site for a Conservatorium. This also applies to the site (with ample parking and close rail access) of the old Mitre 10 Hardware Store in Gosford. Letter, 6 August 2013 Raymond Catterall, Wyoming

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Reptile thieves sought while recipients charged olice have charged three men in relation to the theft of reptiles on the Central Coast last month.

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On the night of Sunday, July 14, a break-in occurred at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby. A large number of lizards and snakes valued up to $40,000 were stolen. Police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command have been investigating the break-in. About 11am on Friday, August 16, detectives arrested three men in a car park adjacent to the boat ramp at Brooklyn. Police also recovered two Solomon Island skinks which were stolen during the break-in. It has been alleged the men were in the process of selling the reptiles for $5,000 each. The animals have been returned to the reptile park. The three men were

taken Gosford Police Station and interviewed by detectives. Police also executed search warrants at the men’s homes in Berala, Chester Hill and Lidcombe but no other reptiles were found. The 18-year-old man has been charged with receiving stolen property and was refused bail. The other two men, aged 19, have also been charged with receiving stolen goods and were granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on October 22. Media release, 17 Aug 2013 NSW Police Media

Girl approached in Green Point

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olice are appealing for information after a girl was approached by a man in Green Point on Wednesday, August 21.

About 7:45am, a 14-year-old girl was dropped off at a bus stop near the intersection of Koolang and Milperra Rds, Green Point. Police were told that a small black car, possibly a Toyota Camry or Corolla, stopped across the road. The lone male occupant of the vehicle called out to the girl who was concerned and began to walk away. When the man alighted from his car and chased after her, the girl ran away, leaping the fence of a nearby home. The girl watched the man, who waited for a short time and then returned to his vehicle, before driving off along Koolang Rd.

Brisbane Water Police are investigating the incident and have conducted a canvass of nearby homes. The man police believe can assist with their inquiry is of Caucasian appearance and aged in his mid-30s. He was approximately 183cm tall with a thin build and was clean shaven. At the time of the incident he wore a black jacket, dark jeans, a silver wrist watch and Nike joggers. Media release, 21 Aug 2013 NSW Police Media

East Gosford chemist robbed

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olice are appealing for public assistance following the armed robbery of a chemist in East Gosford on Sunday, August 18.

About 9:15am, a man entered a chemist on York St armed with a firearm and knife. The man threatened two staff members and a male customer and fled the location a short time later with an amount of cash and medication. No one was injured during the incident. Police attended and launched an investigation into the incident, establishing a crime scene at the location. Officers were told the man fled the location in a white Daihatsu Charade sedan, which was later found on Victoria St and examined by specialist forensic officers. Police also conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area, but the man was not located. The man has been described as being about 180cm tall and with a

solid build. He was last seen wearing a khaki-coloured jacket and camouflage pants, with a black balaclava and sunglasses. Detectives are continuing to pursue a number of lines of inquiry and urge anyone with information that could assist investigators to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media release, 19 Aug 2013 NSW Police Media

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Health plan for Aborigines launched he Aboriginal Health Services Plan 2013-2017 was launched on Tuesday, July 30, with a commitment from three major health service providers to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people living on the Central Coast.

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More than 100 guests attended the launch held at Gosford Hospital to witness the agreement and partnership between Yerin Aboriginal Health Services which auspices Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre, Central Coast Local Health District and Central Coast Medicare Local. Local Health District chair Mr Paul Tonkin said the need to take action is made very clear in the Health Plan. “The statistics are startling and demand a concerted effort,” Mr Tonkin said. “This agreement and plan sets in place not only the strategies needed to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Australia’s indigenous people on the

Central Coast, it also brings together the commitment and resources of the three key service providers.” Central Coast NSW Medicare Local chair Mr Graham McGuinness OAM said a partnership and plan across such a range of health services was unique in Aboriginal Health in Australia. “It is a model for other regions to consider and, using the strengths and services of each of our organisations, has the potential to make a significant difference to the health of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community,” Mr McGuinness said. The Aboriginal Health Services Plan identifies key

areas of focus including maternal and child health, chronic disease, mental health, child and family safety and wellbeing, drug and alcohol, and organisational and cultural change. The Plan also supports the nationwide plan Closing the Gap (CTG) which targets health related issues such as the gap in life expectancy of indigenous people and the gap in mortality rates for indigenous children. “There are many challenges ahead of us,” said Yerin Aboriginal Health Services Board chair Ms Vickie Parry. “But this is a major positive step forward to meet those challenges and make an improvement to the

Local Health District chair Mr Paul Tonkin,Yerin Aboriginal Health Services Board chair Ms Vickie Parry and Central Coast NSW Medicare Local chair Mr Graham McGuinness

health, well-being and lives of the indigenous people in our community. “What we are doing will help ‘Close the Gap’.” Also in attendance at the launch was the Minister for the Central Coast Mr Chris

Hartcher who thanked the major health service providers involved. “The collaboration has resulted in a five year partnership that will Close the Gap and make a difference to the health

and lives of an important part of our community,” Mr Hartcher said. Media Release, July 30 2013 Terry Hayes, Central Coast Local Health District Media

New cancer care nurse coordinator new regional cancer care nurse coordinator has been secured for the Central Coast following an investment of $15 million by the Rudd Labor Government for 34 new coordinators.

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Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill welcomed the announcement and the extra support for cancer patients on the Coast. “Australian cancer patients now have the best overall survival rates in the world, and this investment will continue to improve the lives of people on the Coast touched by cancer,” said Ms O’Neill.

“This funding is an important addition to the Regional Cancer Centre, delivered by Labor, with an investment of $28.6 million. The cancer care coordinators will provide support and education to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, their families, carers and staff. The role will ensure that people get the

support they need during their treatment, and help patients navigate the health system, connecting them with services and with community support and resources. Services may include, providing information about the illness and treatment options, facilitating patients’ contact with community supports and resources,

helping patients with accessing cancer services, providing ongoing support for patients and their families and providing expertise in chemotherapy administration and management. Labor Candidate for Dobell Ms Emma McBride said extra support was an important issue for cancer patients. “I am pleased that the whole Coast will benefit from a cancer care nurse

coordinator based locally and looking after locals,” Ms McBride said. “This comes on top of our crucial investment in health and hospitals for the Central Coast – which means more doctors, nurses and beds and more people cared for; less waiting time in emergency departments; and people getting treated right here where they live,” Ms McBride said. The initiative is expected to benefit at least 7,600

cancer patients and their families around the country over four years. The Cancer Care Nurse Coordinators initiative is funded through the Priority Health Initiatives measure that was included in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook. The funding is accounted for in the Budget. Media release, 21 Aug 2013 Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP

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

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iPads for Solomon Islands school

Education

More Pacific Link scholarships

Pacific Link board member Ms Kim McLoughry, Pacific Link CEO Mr Keith Gavin (back) and chairman David Bacon (right) with scholarship winners Emily Peet and her family

t Philips Christian College Senior School English teacher Ms Emily Peet will visit the Solomon Islands at the end of September to deliver 21 iPads to an under resourced school in the village of Samasodu.

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Ms Peet will be joined by her family on the endeavor which has been made possible through donations from businesses and individuals in the Central Coast community. “As a teacher, I believe it is a precious gift to give a child an education,” Ms Peet said. “In Samasodu’s school of 90 or so children they have few resources, even basics like pencils, books and paper. “In the tropical humidity even library books are soon ruined. “How do you teach a

child to read and write without resources? “Part of the solution is an iPad, packed with numeracy and literacy apps, able to be used by multiple students, over and over again. “With a Life Proof cover, the iPad is virtually indestructible,” Ms Peet said. Ms Peet’s husband has led four teams to the village on prior occasions, which were responsible for building a medical clinic, providing sanitation, toilets and electricity to the school, housing for the two nurses that reside in the village and

installing over 3km of pipe to provide the village with clean drinking water. Ms Peet and her family will sit alongside the teachers and students in the school and show them how to use the iPads. Those wishing to get involved can support the fundraising efforts by purchasing a Life Proof cover for their own iPad, with all funds going towards the project. Newsletter, 9 Aug 2013 Michelle Kelly, St Philips Christian College

Koori Connect is a Deadlys finalist outh Connections’ Koori Connect has been announced as a finalist in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Arts and Community Awards, aka the Deadlys, in the category of Education.

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Koori Connect is an indigenous youth program that aims to improve and encourage community connection, school retention and provide a range of vocational activities throughout the Central Coast community. Koori Connect provides intensive case management and support for attendees. Case management complements the areas of cultural activities, including performances, arts and visitation to sites and camps. The program has also identified where there are gaps in community programs for indigenous Australians and provides a range of services including education, training, school programs, community programs, cultural and

sporting programs.

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ocal community housing provider Pacific Link has announced a second round of scholarships to help young people from the Central Coast and Lower Hunter pursue their educational objectives. EE

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More than 45 young people have now received education scholarships under Pacific Link’s Supported Tenant Engagement Programs (STEPS) initiative in the last three years. “The education scholarships are given to encourage Pacific Link Housing tenants and their children to pursue their educational aims and break the cycle of disadvantage,” said Pacific Link chairman Mr David Bacon. “Education is the first ‘step’ we sponsor to help tenants reach their full potential,” he said. In other STEPS, Pacific Link provides support for tenant through its learner driver training scheme, laptop purchase program, weekend sport and well-being scholarships and award wage training scheme. “The disconnect that sees people becoming marginalised often begins in childhood with children from low-income families pretending to have no interest in sport because they fear their parent or parents can’t afford club

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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

Not for Profit Organisations Directory Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre • Personal development • Community Garden • Counselling • Meditation • Support and friendship Groups • Music and Movement for under 5 • Rooms for hire 4363 1044

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. 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

Koolewong, Point Clare & Tascott Progress Association Aims to provide resources for communication. Special guests, community involvement, heritage, diversity, education, safety and small business opportunities. Point Clare Community Hall 2nd Thurs Bi Monthly. 0411 266 325 Sydney Welsh Choir Cultural not for profit organisation performing at concerts and various venues to promotoe the Welsh culture with our singing, also performing for charity fund raising. 4369 3378

related outing following week Visitors Welcome Terrigal Rotary Hall 4384 5193 4385 2205

Health Groups Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s our business. Meet every Sat - Progress Hall Ronald Ave, Wyoming 8pm 4323 3890 Dying with Dignity NSW, Central Coast Working to give those suffering unrelievedly from terminal or incurable illness the legal right to request & receive medical help to die Quarterly Meetings 4369 8053

Central Coast Leagues Club 0400 801 554 or 0412 820 484

Political Party Central Coast Greens Branch of Greens NSW, active regarding ecological sustainability, social and economic justice, peace and non-violence, grassroots democracy and getting elected 3rd Thur centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au centralcoastgreens@gmail.com

Probus Clubs All Probus clubs have interesting guest speakers, friendly atmosphere, make new friends, fellowship. intellectual stimulus, and social activities.

4362 7227 Brisbane Waters Breakfast Toastmasters Club 8:30am-10:30am 2nd and Last Sat each month - The Hive and Library Erina Shopping Centre 0459 240 183 Diggers@The Entrance Toastmasters Convenient daytime meetings 2nd and 4th Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm 4365 2751 Gosford City Toastmasters 2nd & 4th Thurs, Gosford Bowling Club 7:30 to 9:30pm 4340 1929 emcloon@bigpond.net.au

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Special Interest CCLC Bridge Club Duplicate Bridge-partner not required for most sessions. www.cclcbridgeclub.asn.au Central Coast Leagues Club 12.30pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri Sat 1.30pm Wed 7.15pm Mon 4323 3456

Meals on Wheels Delivered meals and flexible Probus Club of Brisbane Water (Gosford) food options for people with a 1st Wed 10am - Legacy functional disability 4382 9401 House, Opp Gosford Swimming Centre Central Coast Prostate 4365 0044 cclcbridgeclub@westnet.com.au Cancer Support Group Probus Club Erina (Gosford) Computer Groups Central Coast Meet last Friday Month 10:30am 2nd Tues Tarragal AACC Computer Handweavers, Spinners Terrigal Uniting Church Glen Country Club, 110 Club Inc. and Textile Arts Guild 380 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal Karalta Rd, Erina www.aacc.asn.au Spinning and weaving, 4360 1441 9.30am to 12 noon Help with Computing patchwork and quilting, 4367 9600 problems - Program demos felting and other fibre and www.pcfa.org.au Probus Club Nth + Q&A sessions. Monthly fabric crafts, community Gosford meetings held from Feb to Central Coast Prostate quiting bees - Day and Night 4th Tues Central Coast Nov 2nd Wed Windows 7 Cancer Support Group Groups Leagues Club 10am to 10pm Narara Valley H S, (Wyong) 4325 4743 4329 0766 Fountains Rd, Narara Meet last Monday Month www.centralcoasthsguild.org.au 4th Thurs Social + Windows Wyong Golf Club Ourimbah combined 12.15 – 3.15pm East Gosford Pacific Highway Wyong Central Coast Campus Probus Club Progress Hall, Webb Rd 10.30am to 12 noon Friends Inc Mthly meetings 1st Wed 10am 4362 1918 or 4324 2740 4356 9300 Post school learning, Niagara Park Community secretary@aacc.asn.au www.pcfa.org.au advocacy, dinners, Centre discussions, speakers, 4332 1538 History Groups Seniors Computer Club www.probussouthpacific. awards, newsletters and org/pcourimbah Central Coast Inc. Brisbane Water special projects Beginners class PC or Mac Historical Society 4324 0023 Terrigal Ladies sonhopk@bigpond.net.au Mon or Tues. Classes Mon to • Coach tours • School www.cccampusfriends.org Probus Club Fri for most programs – see educational tours • Annual Rotary Hall, Duffy’s Rd Terrigal website. 10am – 12md or 1pm Street Stalls • Participation Indoor Bowls - 1st Mon 1.30pm 4385 3395 - 3pm Kincumber & District in History Heritage Week Mixed Social Neighbourhood Centre. Mthly Celebration Margaret Pearce Central Coast Leagues Club Probus Club Meetings, Guest Speaker at 4325 2270 Come learn this friendy game West Gosford Kincumber Hotel 1st Mon for all ages! 2nd Thur Narara Community 4369 2530 Fellowship of First 5 sessions weekly Centre, 2 Pandala Rd Narara Fleeters Central Coast 4363 2360 43686811 Garden Clubs 10am 4362 7227 For anyone interested in Erina Heights early history or early family Public Speaking Garden Club histories. Don’t need to be a Travel Develop confidence by Meet at 10am 3rd Fri First Fleeter. Friendship Force improving your speaking skills. each Month Wyong RSL Club 2nd Sat Central Coast Meetings are entertaining and Meetings and garden visits 10:30am 4323 1849 A travel club with a educational. informal and friendly. difference! New members welcome Central Coast Family See a country from the Coastal 4384 6750 History Society Inc. inside and change the way Communicators All the resources, information you see the world. Toastmasters Club Australasian Native and advice needed to study Travel in small groups and 1st and 3rd Sats Avoca Beach Orchid Society your family’s history available. stay with friends in 370 clubs Bowling Club 10.15am. Cultivation and conservation 8 Russell Drysdale St, East around the world. 4341 6842 of Aust Native Orchids. 2nd Gosford. 1st Sat 1pm Lions We in turn host small groups jancummings@y7mail.com Wed, Narara Community Community Hall E Gosford from other clubs. Centre, 2 Pandala Rd Narara 4324 5164 4399 3625 4388 9435 Blue Gum Flat - 8pm www.centralcoastfhs.org.au www.friendshipforcecentralcoast.asn.au Toastmasters 4340 5157 Music Mthly meetings 1st and 3rd Women’s Groups Mon 7.30-9.30pm Matcham Garden Club Soundwaves Girl Guides Ourimbah RSL Monthly Meetings and Garden Men’s acapella 4 part Visits with speakers and harmony chorus - for all ages, discussions relating to rare all welcome 7:00pm Mon and unusual plants. Central Coast Leagues Club New comers welcome 0405 030 945 Every 2nd Thur randtbale@bigpond.com 12noon to 2.30pm 4367 6292 Spirit of the Coast singers Wamberal Small A Cappella Vocal Garden Club Inc Ensemble. All welcome 10am 3rd Tue Every Wed 7.15 - 9.30pm.

Women 18 + needed for leadership & admin roles. Make a contribution to the young women of tomorrow, share your skills and make new friends. No previous experience required, full training available. 4328 3247 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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Coast Community News - August 27, 2013 - Page 19

$52,000 raised by sleepout

Out & About

Kincumber Creek clean-up

ourteen volunteers from Aboriginal Men’s Health Centre, The Glen, undertook a clean-up of Kincumber Creek on Monday, August 19, as part of Gosford Council’s Brisbane Water Foreshore Program.

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he Zoo and Snooze Executive Sleepout held on August 9 at the Australian Reptile Park to raise awareness and funds for Coast Shelter, successfully raised over $52,000.

Over 50 ‘sleepers’ from various businesses took part in the event which had participants sleep under the stars in swags, sleeping

bags and cardboard boxes, in an attempt to gain an understanding of what it is like to sleep rough. Participants were lucky

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enough to have some special treats on the night, including a Reptile and Tasmanian Devil show and musical entertainment by Vanessa Adams and Patrick Dow. Tea, coffee and homemade soup was also available to keep everyone warm, but when it came time to sleep, there were no warm beds to crawl into. After braving the cold night air, surrounded by the various animals within the Reptile Park, participants were rewarded for their efforts by raising close to $52,500. “I was not surprised by the generosity of local businesses because they have a wonderful sense of community, but I was overwhelmed by their commitment to understand some of the issues homeless people face,” event organiser Ms Vicki de Carle said. Media release, 16 Aug 2013 Heidi Blyth, Coast Shelter

The volunteers removed unwanted rubbish and old oyster product from the Northern foreshore of Kincumber Creek, in the tidal zone and on the oyster lease at the end of the creek. Seventy bags of litter were filled by the group in the vicinity of the boat ramp behind Kincumber

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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.

Tuesday Aug 27 National Seniors Australia Wyong branch AGM, Club Tuggerah, 1:15pm

Wednesday Aug 28 Andrew Strong: The Commitments Tour, The Entrance Leagues Club, 8pm Gosford Bush Poets meeting, Gosford Hotel, 7pm Gosford Bush Poets, Gosford Hotel, 7pm

Thursday Aug 29 Day of Action Against Sexual Assault, Kibble Park, Gosford, 11am1:30pm Small Biz Bus, Gosford Race Club, 9am-6pm

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trailer axel, filtration matting, six tyres and an abundance of oyster product were also collected. A total of 1.64 tonne was loaded onto one truck and taken to Woy Woy Landfill.

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Friday Aug 30

• Haggis • Black Pudding • Tattie Scones • Square Sausages

Pub with 680 plastic bottles collected, 1,050 plastic bags, 960 balls and 820 pieces of polystyrene. A recently deceased large sea turtle was also found in the mangroves close to the boat ramp. Large items such as timber, milk crates, deck chairs, advertising signs, a

Glee Club concert, Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 2:30pm Handmade Craft Market third birthday celebration, Scholastic Stadium, Terrigal, 9:30am-2:30pm Community heritage forum, Mangrove Mountain Community Hall, 2pm Hearing information

day, Anglican Church, Gosford, 10:30am

Sunday Sept 1 Central Coast Blues Society jam session, Breakers Country Club, Wamberal, 6pm-9pm BluesAngels Fathers’ Day performance, Avoca Beach Hotel, 2pm

Monday Sept 2 Monday MeanderersThommo's Loop, Brisbane Water National Park, 10:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday Sept 3 Spirituality in the Pub, Grange Hotel function room, Wyoming, 7:30pm9pm

Wednesday Sept 4 Dying with Dignity meeting, Brentwood Village, Kincumber, 2pm

Thursday Sept 5 Bob Evans performance, Lizottes Kincumber Thursday TrailblazersBouddi Fire Walk, Bouddi National Park, 8:30am12:30pm

Friday Sept 6 Women’s Retreat, Rainbow Retreat, Wyee, 2pm Charity Golf Day, The

Springs Golf Club, Peats Ridge Wyong Community Market Day, Wyong High School, 11am-5pm

Saturday Sept 7 Bays Community Group Kids Disco, Woy Woy Bay Community Hall, 2pm-5pm Central Coast Potters Society Open Day, East Gosford Ourimbah RSL Markets, 10am-2pm Community get together, Bucketty and District Rural Fire Station What the Frock!, Mingara Recreation Club Team Lee Benefit Night, Gosford RSL, 6pm Staples Lookout to Girrakool, Brisbane Water National Park, 9:30am2:30pm Federal election Central Coast Family History Society meeting, Lions Community Hall, East Gosford, 1pm

Sunday Sept 8 Wyoming Community Market, Wyoming Community centre, 9am2:30pm 4WD Tagalong Wildflowers of Brisbane Water National Park, 9am5pm

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


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Playgroup in danger of closing Saratoga based playgroup is in danger of closing if it doesn’t see an increase in attendance each week.

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every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm at Saratoga Community Hall. “We do craft, play outside with bikes, sandpit etc, and indoors with a jumping castle and train tracks,” said Ms Mitchell. “We would be very sad if the playgroup has to close,” said Ms Mitchell. Email, 15 Aug 2013 Vibi Mitchell, Saratoga Playgroup

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Election Day stall omersby Public School will host a number of fundraising stalls on Election Day, September 7, at the school.

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“Carol is a past Australian Bush Poetry Champion and has won virtually every possible and available award in the local poetry scene as well as touring throughout the country and also performing to great acclaim in the United States,” said Gosford Bush Poets president Mr Vic Jefferies. “Indeed to list her many achievements would be an

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will have an opportunity to present a poem before the inimitable Carol takes the stage. “Entrance is entirely free and we would dearly love to see you join us for dinner from about 5:30pm in the hotel’s brilliant bistro,” said Mr Jefferies. Email, 21 Aug 2013 Vic Jefferies, Gosford Bush Poets

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he Central Coast Family History Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Saturday, September 7, at 1pm at the Lions Community Hall in East Gosford.

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Charity Golf Day raises $10,000

Green Point girls in netball competition

Charity Golf Day held in Gosford on Monday, August 19, has raised around $10,000 for Marine Rescue Central Coast.

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The day was organised by the Australian Hotels Association Central Coast Sub Branch which represents more than 5,000 members across Australia serviced by a network of branches based in every

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wo senior girls’ netball teams from Green Point Christian College competed in the Schools Cup at Adcock Park on Wednesday, July 24.

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Paris Bax, Bree Reynolds and Indi Peet. The Green Point Christian College Reds won two from their seven Pool games. The team consisted of Jordie Lyons, Dane Loots, Rachael Campey, Alex Gough, Bella Munro, Hope

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hree Point Clare Public School students represented the Central Coast Baseball Association’s U12s team in this year’s NSW Country Baseball Championships held between August 10 and 13 at Berkeley in the Illawarra.

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English Channel swim to raise $500,000 uke, Paul and Tania Hill of Wamberal will attempt a solo complete English Channel Swim in August next year

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This will be a world first for three siblings, and will be a part of their fundraising efforts for the Cancer Council NSW. The trio aim to raise $500,000 for the cause, which has impacted directly on their family after losing their mother, Roma Gai, at a young age and their father

David battling prostate cancer for many years. “We are extremely nervous about this swim, which covers 41 kilometres,” said Luke. “The thought of having to battle the elements such as jellyfish, hypothermia, seasickness not to mention the hundreds of commercial

ships that pass through the channel daily is daunting, but we are determined to do it for mum and dad.” In the lead up to the swim, the siblings have many fundraising and swimming events planned. “We are planning a community swim where people can contribute by

swimming a few laps with us at The Entrance baths on October 20. “This will be a fun and worthwhile event and we encourage all ages to come and help us, whether you can only manage one lap of dog paddle or one kilometre of breaststroke,” said Luke. Email, 20 Aug 2013 Luke Hill, Wamberal

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Terrigal win Union Minor Semi-final n the Central Coast Rugby Union Minor Semi-final at Woy Woy Oval on Saturday, August 24, Terrigal were too strong for Warnervale running out winners by 20-7.

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Terrigal took control early in the match and dominated territory for much of the game to secure a victory that sees them continue on to the Preliminary Final in two weeks’ time. Terrigal enjoyed a good opening 20 minutes. It was Terrigal who gained the upper hand and the territorial advantage. Terrigal opened the scoring in the 10th minute when they scored the first try. A forward surge saw flanker Ryan Metcalfe cross for the try and Terrigal led the Minor Semi-final by 5-0. This remained the score for the remainder of the first half. Except for very short periods, Terrigal were camped in Warnervale’s half and they were continually on the attack. However, great Warnervale defence kept

them out and Terrigal were simply unable to score any further points in the first half. Terrigal had a number of chances to score points through shots at goal. In the first half they missed five shots at goal which kept Warnervale in the match. Best players for Terrigal during this period were flanker Ryan Metcalfe, prop Todd Atkins, lock Phil Heard and centre Mitch Hirst. The Terrigal backline was looking sharp and were making inroads into the Warnervale defence but were simply unable to post points. Terrigal continued in much the same vein at the start of the second half. Terrigal continued to have the better of the run of play and Warnervale had no answer. Terrigal kicked a penalty at the start of the second

half to increase their lead to 8-0. In the 20th minute of the second half they scored their second try through a backline movement and jumped to a handy 13-0 lead. Up until this stage it was all Terrigal. They controlled possession and territory. It was only for a fleeting moment here and then that Warnervale were able to get into the Terrigal quarter. Whenever they did, some long and effective clearing kicks by the Terrigal backs got them back onto the attack. Warnervale did open the game up in the final 15 minutes when they were able to get some possession and cords for a good try to flanker Tevita Moala. The conversion of this try from near touch made the score 13-7 and suddenly

Warnervale were within a converted try of Terrigal. However the game was quite quickly put to rest when Terrigal responded with a good team try and prop Todd Atkins capped off a good match with a try next to the posts. The conversion of this try took Terrigal to a winning lead of 2-7. Warnervale had several good players in the latter stages of the match. Number eight Afele Tongia was always a strong runner and he was well supported by centre Netane Tonga and flanker Richie Houston. Both teams had further chances to score points late in the match but it was Terrigal who had gained the victory and lived to contest another day. Terrigal continue on in the Premiership race and will play in the Preliminary Final in a fortnight’s time. Warnervale would be obviously disappointed by what happened today but

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anybody’s game from start to finish. The scores were locked at 20-all at full time and at the end of extra time it was Northlakes who had hung on to secure the win. Northlakes scored a try in the final minute of extra time to win in what was probably regarded as a minor upset. In one of the best displays of Colts rugby Terrigal defeated Warnervale in the U19 Minor Semi-final by 287. Terrigal were the better team on the day and it was fullback Alec Herridge and flanker Aaron Carrigg who led the way all day. Terrigal were always in control on the scoreboard and showed they are a definite Premiership threat this year. Media release, 24 Aug 2013 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

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Ace wins Billabong Pro

Terrigal wins Australian Pool Rescue Championships

voca’s Adrian “Ace” Buchan, 30, has claimed the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti over 11-time ASP World Champion and four-time Billabong Pro winner Kelly Slater (USA) in solid four-to-six foot waves at Teahupo’o.

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Event number six of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), this season’s Billabong Pro Tahiti saw the famed South Pacific reef pass of Teahupo’o turn on throughout the event with the world’s best surfers redefining high-performance barrel-riding, culminating in a 19-heat final day. The young Australian was on a tear during the final day of competition, posting excellent scores through his five heats. Buchan’s back-to-back nine point rides to open up the Final for deep forehand barrels proved enough

to stave off an inspired recovery from Slater, including a death-defying righthand barrel in the dying moments of the Final. “I can’t believe it,” Buchan said. “Kelly (Slater) is incredible and I thought he snatched it for me at the end. “I couldn’t go right…but I probably should have. “I still can’t believe it. “It hasn’t sunk in. “What an incredible day though. “The sun came out during the last five minutes and it’s all just really special right now.” Buchan’s win marked

the second of his eight-year career amongst the world’s elite (his first in France over Slater in 2008) and Central Coast goofy-footer rockets from 18th to 10th on the 2013 ASP WCT rankings. “I knew I had to step it up today,” Buchan said. “Had to plow through some big names today. “Every time I paddled out, I told myself that I only had to catch two waves. “That was my mantra through each heat and it worked out well for me.” Website, 2 Aug 2013 Association of Surfing Professionals

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voca Beach Women’s Bowling Club held its first Versatility Mixed Fours Carnival on Monday, August 5, with 24 teams participating.

Five teams finished on the day with three wins which meant a count back. The winning team on the day was Faye Cross, Fay Wood, G Richardson and Allan Jones.

Second place went to a composite team of W Brennan, M Ardill, C Newell and P Coombes, while third place went to P McCarten, A Schofield, M Oliver and W Constantine of

The Entrance. Media release, 8 Aug 2013 Carol Wilkinson, Avoca Beach Women’s Bowling Club

team of 25 Terrigal Surf Life Savers competed in the Australian Surf Life Saving Pool Rescue Championships in Brisbane from August 16 to 18 and were named overall winners with a total of 321 points.

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The team boasts four members from the 2012 Australian World Championship teams, currently has two members in the Rescue 2014 train on squad and a number in Development teams. Team Terrigal has been training under the guidance of Rachelle King and Paul Lemmon the last few months and were successful in taking out the recent NSW Pool Rescue Championships. Unfortunately for the team, illness forced a number of withdrawals including that of world record holder Paul Lemmon,

who was sidelined to looking at the results on the web from home. Third after day one in the point score, they finished day two in second place by two points before being named overall winner on day three with Maroochydore in second place, seven points behind. Pool rescue events help to simulate events that can happen in any body of water. Obstacle races are a series of gates put in the pool to mimic diving under waves or obstacles to reach the patient. Line throw events, one

of the most spectacular to watch, mimic throwing a rope to a person in the water from say a wharf or edge of the water and pulling that person safely to shore. A number of events involve either picking up or towing rescue manikins. The Superlifesaver event is regarded as the Ironman of the pool event. All of the events helping to train lifesavers in rescue situations. Media release, 19 Aug 2013 Clayton Schofield, Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club

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