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Deborah O’Neill concedes defeat iberal candidate for the Federal seat of Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks said she is “humbled by the people of Robertson” for choosing her as their representative with 52.52% of Two Candidate Preferred Votes recorded in her favour as of Monday, September 9.

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Former member Ms Deborah O’Neill, who had a total of 47.49% of Two Candidate Preferred votes and 35.61% of first preference votes at the time Coast Community News went to press, conceded defeat and said it had “been a great honour to serve them [the people of Robertson] for the last three years”. Ms Wicks, who received 43% of first preference votes, said the people of Robertson would no longer be taken for granted. “That stops now and I promise to be the strong voice in parliament that the people of the Central Coast need. “I’m proud that the first thing the Coalition government will do is scrap the carbon tax because it was the biggest issue residents raised with me. “I’m also looking forward to working with my Liberal counterparts on delivering the Coalition’s $21 million growth plan for the Central Coast.

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“I’d also like to thank everyone for their support. “I couldn’t have done it without the strong Liberal community and volunteers and my family,” said Ms Wicks. Ms Wicks was the preferred candidate at 31 of 49 polling places in Robertson in the Two Candidate Preferred votes with Ms O’Neill the preferred candidate in the remaining 18 polling places in the electorate.

Ms O’Neill said she has been overwhelmed with good wishes from locals. “I am proud of the work we have been able to accomplish in three years,” said Ms O’Neill. “Working to make a difference for the people on the Coast whose voices were so often silenced under the previous Coalition Government. “We have delivered $55 million in health infrastructure for the

Coast, $7 million for the GP Superclinic, $28.6 million for the Regional Cancer Centre, and $19.55 million to bring the Woy Woy Rehab back to life. “In the last term of the previous Liberal Government, Gosford Council received only $1 million. “Under Labor, in just three years, we have delivered $58 million for local roads, services and infrastructure.

“Our local schools also received a much needed boost of $80 million for new classrooms, libraries and vital refurbishments. “The Labor Government of the 43rd Parliament delivered for the Central Coast. “We as a community need to make sure that the Abbott Government deliver on the few commitments he made and deliver the promises already in the Budget.

“The F3-M2 Missing Link and the Kariong exit lane widening is already in the Budget and must be built. “Kibbleplex is in the Budget, and must be built. “And vague promises of a Regional Performing Arts Centre need to be clarified and fought for. “However, John Singleton’s influence is clear, by funding former Independent Lawrie McKinna, who delivered his preferences, secured the seat for the Liberal Party. “Labor stands for a fair go for all, not just for some. “I look forward to continuing to work for the people of the Central Coast, now and into the future. “I once again thank everyone for their support over the last three years,” said Ms O’Neill. As of Monday, a total of 79,564 of 100,761 votes had been counted with results from four polling places yet to be returned. 94.10% of the votes were formal with 5.90% listed as informal. Robertson was expected to have been lost by the Labor party in the previous election but did not follow the national trend and was retained by Labor with a slim margin of 1.2%. Website, 9 Sep 2013 Australian Electoral Commission


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is part of the Coalition’s Growth Plan for the Central Coast, which Ms Wicks said would strengthen the local economy with more jobs, more investment and better services. “Redeveloping and renewing the Woy Woy Oval will provide much needed investment in community and sporting infrastructure on the Central Coast. “The redeveloped oval will be a civic centerpiece of Woy Woy and contribute to job creation in the area,” said Ms Wicks. Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales has welcomed the news. “The redevelopment of the Woy Woy Oval grandstand was one of the Peninsula Chamber’s

Peninsula stands to lose $41 million in broadband, says campaigner The Peninsula stands to lose more than $41 million in broadband infrastructure investment if the Federal Coalition wins the election, according to broadband campaigner Mr David Abrahams of Organise Internet. Mr Abrahams said the figure was the difference between the value of work currently contracted to take place on the Peninsula, and what would be delivered by the Coalition broadband policy of only providing Fibre-To-TheNode. “Stopping the NBN at this stage will be a massive blow to the Peninsula and leave the area with internet speeds a mere 2.5 per cent of those that will be available in the Gosford CBD from December,” said Mr Abrahams. “Local firms would also lose more than $100 million in contract payments under the Coalition’s watered-down NBN

policy.” Mr Abrahams said he had sent his calculations to candidates for the federal election and to all Gosford and Wyong councillors. “After more than a decade of lobbying and business planning and having infrastructure plans signed and published the Central Coast now risks a massive deinvestment. “Furthermore, the region is set to be dotted with hundreds of large street cabinets if the Coalition’s plans go ahead.” These cabinets were the socalled nodes in the alternative NBN plans. “They are much larger than the current NBN fibre cabinets as they will require power supplies for the old copper network.” In the UK, the cabinet dimensions are 1.8 metres high by 2.2 metres wide and one metre deep. Mr Abrahams said about 1000 of this street furniture would be installed on the Central Coast. “Local community groups and

councillors need to be aware of the consequences of the alternative NBN plans,” said Mr Abrahams. “I’m a local small businessman, not a politician or party member, though I do recognise good and poor policy. “The Central Coast has suffered poor service and expensive telecommunications costs for decades. “Indeed many areas in the Gosford LGA are still suffering. “I’m particularly appealing to independent candidates and councillors to recognise the damage the alternative plans will do to our local economy. “De-investment is a serious business in any project as it sends the wrong signal to the investment community. “Gosford has had its fair share of this over the years, but if the rollout is scaled back the Peninsula will miss out again,” said Mr Abrahams. Media release, 28 Aug 2013 David Abrahams, Killcare

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announced a $3.5 million funding commitment to the redevelopment of the Woy Woy Oval grandstand. “I am very pleased to be able to announce that a Coalition government would provide this vital funding for Woy Woy Oval, which is in desperate need of redevelopment and renewal,” said Ms Wicks. “I have listened to the Woy Woy community and fought hard for this funding. “The progressive redevelopment will see the oval capable of accommodating up to 10,000 spectators. “This will be fantastic for the local community and surrounding areas.” The funding for Woy Woy Oval

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Both parties promise to redevelop oval Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill have announced $3.5 million million in federal funding for the redevelopment of Woy Woy Oval. “Federal Labor has a strong commitment to community sport and the Woy Woy Oval is an important piece of community infrastructure,” said Minister Farrell. “This funding is recognition of the great community support that the Member for Robertson Deb O’Neill has garnered in her work with members of Woy Woy’s local rugby clubs.” Ms O’Neill has been working for over a year with representatives of Country Rugby League and local rugby union clubs who share the use of the oval towards receiving a funding commitment. “I’ve had more than 2000 Coasties sign my petition to show the Federal Government just how important this piece of infrastructure is for the Peninsula. Meanwhile, Liberal candidate for Robertson Lucy Wicks

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three key election projects, so the news that a Liberal Government would provide $3.5 million towards this project is welcome news,” said Mr Wales. “This election commitment is in addition to the $1.75 million already committed by Gosford City Council as part of a $6 million project. “Our understanding is that these funds will ensure that stages one and three of the Woy Woy grandstand redevelopment can be completed which will include seating for 800 people, club facilities, change rooms, sports ground amenities and importantly, commercial areas for potential leasing. “This project has the potential to re-activate the Oval Ave

precinct and create a link between the sports ground facilities and commercial centre”. “The Chamber has been pushing hard to ensure key infrastructure such as the Woy Woy Oval become part of an integrated approach to the revitalisation of the old Woy Woy town centre. “The funding commitment by the Liberal candidate Lucy Wicks will ensure that this revitalisation process will get a healthy start and the Chamber will continue to lobby the NSW State Government for matching funds to fully complete the project. “We are still hopeful that further funding commitments will be made by the federal candidates including monies towards the upgrading of the Peninsula’s roads and key intersections and the construction of the new ferry wharf at Bangalow St on the Ettalong Beach foreshore,” said Mr Wales. Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Richard Mehrtens, office of Deborah O’Neill MP Media release, 28 Aug 2013 Mary Doherty, Office of Lucy Wicks Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Local schools would receive $38.2M less, say teachers Schools in the Robertson electorate would receive $38.2 million less education funding under a Coalition government than under Labor, according to the Ettalong-Woy Woy Teachers Association Association secretary Mr Chris Wright said the shortfall would come because Tony Abbott has only committed to fund four years of the six-year NSW Gonski funding agreement. “Mr Abbott is trying to deceive people into thinking he will implement the full Gonski funding model if he wins the federal election,” Mr Wright said. “The problem with Mr Abbott’s political shift is that the NSW Gonski agreement runs for six years, with $3.2 billion of the total of $5 billion of additional funding not due to be paid until the last two years.” “Four years of funding means

an Abbott Coalition government will spend two thirds less than the funding provided in the agreement signed by NSW Liberal Premier Barry O’Farrell. “An Abbott government won’t just be ripping funding from public schools that need it the most. “Catholic and independent schools will also lose.” Mr Wright said that under a Labor government, schools in the Robertson electorate would receive $54.6 million in funding. He said that should Mr Abbott be elected Prime Minister on September 7, Robertson schools would receive only $16.4 million in funding. “Mr Abbott’s position is simply unacceptable,” Mr Wright said. “Gonski is meant to provide extra funding for more support and individual attention for students.” Email, 26 Aug 2013 Chris Wright, Ettalong-Woy Woy Teachers Association

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iberal candidate for the Federal seat of Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks said she is “humbled by the people of Robertson” for choosing her as their representative with 52.52% of Two Candidate Preferred Votes recorded in her favour as of Monday, September 9. Former member Ms Deborah O’Neill, who had a total of 47.49% of Two Candidate Preferred votes and 35.61% of first preference votes at the time Coast Community News went to press, conceded defeat and said it had “been a great honour to serve them [the people of Robertson] for the last three years”. Ms Wicks, who received 43% of first preference votes, said the people of Robertson would no longer be taken for granted. “That stops now and I promise to be the strong voice in parliament that the people of the Central Coast need. “I’m proud that the first thing the Coalition government will do is scrap the carbon tax because it was the biggest issue residents raised with me. “I’m also looking forward to working with my Liberal counterparts on delivering the Coalition’s $21 million growth plan for the Central Coast.

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“I’d also like to thank everyone for their support. “I couldn’t have done it without the strong Liberal community and volunteers and my family,” said Ms Wicks. Ms Wicks was the preferred candidate at 31 of 49 polling places in Robertson in the Two Candidate Preferred votes with Ms O’Neill the preferred candidate in the remaining 18 polling places in the electorate.

Ms O’Neill said she has been overwhelmed with good wishes from locals. “I am proud of the work we have been able to accomplish in three years,” said Ms O’Neill. “Working to make a difference for the people on the Coast whose voices were so often silenced under the previous Coalition Government. “We have delivered $55 million in health infrastructure for the

Coast, $7 million for the GP Superclinic, $28.6 million for the Regional Cancer Centre, and $19.55 million to bring the Woy Woy Rehab back to life. “In the last term of the previous Liberal Government, Gosford Council received only $1 million. “Under Labor, in just three years, we have delivered $58 million for local roads, services and infrastructure.

“Our local schools also received a much needed boost of $80 million for new classrooms, libraries and vital refurbishments. “The Labor Government of the 43rd Parliament delivered for the Central Coast. “We as a community need to make sure that the Abbott Government deliver on the few commitments he made and deliver the promises already in the Budget.

“The F3-M2 Missing Link and the Kariong exit lane widening is already in the Budget and must be built. “Kibbleplex is in the Budget, and must be built. “And vague promises of a Regional Performing Arts Centre need to be clarified and fought for. “However, John Singleton’s influence is clear, by funding former Independent Lawrie McKinna, who delivered his preferences, secured the seat for the Liberal Party. “Labor stands for a fair go for all, not just for some. “I look forward to continuing to work for the people of the Central Coast, now and into the future. “I once again thank everyone for their support over the last three years,” said Ms O’Neill. As of Monday, a total of 79,564 of 100,761 votes had been counted with results from four polling places yet to be returned. 94.10% of the votes were formal with 5.90% listed as informal. Robertson was expected to have been lost by the Labor party in the previous election but did not follow the national trend and was retained by Labor with a slim margin of 1.2%. Website, 9 Sep 2013 Australian Electoral Commission

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he Rudd Labor government has announced it will provide $2.7 million to build a new youth and community centre at San Remo. Minister for Human Services Senator Jan McLucas and member for Shortland Ms Jill Hall made the announcement on Monday, August 26, at the site where the new centre will be built in Brava Ave. “This is an excellent project for young people in the northern part of Wyong Shire,” Senator McLucas said. “It will be a worthwhile centre which will provide real and tangible services to help young people get the support, training and mentoring they need. “Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council submitted the proposal in partnership with the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre, Central Coast Medicare Local, Youth Connections, ET Australia and the local advisory group of Better Futures, Local Solutions. “Shortland MP Jill Hall has been a strong supporter of the project. “I congratulate Darkinjung and the other community partners on the excellent proposal and I thank Jill Hall for making sure these federal government funds

From left, Minister for Human Services Senator Jan McLucas, Chairman of Regional Development Australia Central Coast Mr David Abrahams, Federal Member for Shortland Ms Jill Hall, Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council CEO Mr Sean Gordon, and San Remo Neighbourhood Centre Manager Ms Jillian Hogan.

become available.” Ms Hall said the new centre will be a major boost for young people in the area. “The new centre will be an innovative learning hub for the area,” she said. “It will deliver community-based health care, training and skills

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development, and also community and cultural engagement. “There will also be an arts precinct to encourage local artists and cultural presentations, and also an iDialogue Cafe to help with digital connectivity. “Importantly, there will be broad consultation with youth groups

during the design and construction phase of the project. “A development application could be lodged with council by early next year. “The Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council made an excellent submission to government for this

project and I thank them for their vision and their work.” The new centre will be known as Gulgul Barang Youth and Community Centre. Gulgul Barang is from the Darkinjung language meaning “strong tomorrow”. It reflects the ethic of

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supporting young people into employment through structured support, health, education, training and mentoring. The centre will be strategically located in Brava Ave near the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre and opposite Northlakes High School. It is within easy access of public transport and other local infrastructure. The land is owned by Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council. The Wyong local government area has one of the lowest school retention rates in NSW and one of the highest youth unemployment rates. About 54% of 25-34 year olds have completed year 12, compared to the national average of 75%. “This is therefore a much needed service in the northern area of Wyong Shire,” Ms Hall said. “Federal Labor is serious about investigating in local communities and helping people meet their full potential.” The funds for Gulgul Barang are from the Regional Development Australia Fund and are already included in the budget. Media release, 26 Aug 2013, Lisa McDermott, Office of Jill Hall MP

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he Rudd Labor Government will, if elected, provide Federal funding for the construction of a permanent walkway to cater for the annual 5 Lands Walk on the Central Coast, cementing this event as a key tourist attraction into the future, according to Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill. This commitment would be delivered through the

Government’s Biodiversity Fund that is already included in the budget. Deputy Prime Minister Mr Anthony Albanese and Ms O’Neill today announced the Rudd Labor Government would provide $2.5 million for the permanent walkway and accompanying lookouts, which will stretch for 9km from MacMasters Beach through Copacabana, Avoca, North Avoca, and Terrigal Beach. “The Central Coast of NSW takes in some of the

most spectacular coastline in NSW and it’s no wonder that the 5 Lands Walk already attracts some 14,000 walkers every year,” Mr Albanese said. “The new walkway and additional lookouts will make this beautiful walk even better. “A permanent pathway will greatly improve safety and amenity and open up access to coastal communities for locals and visitors alike. “This will ensure the ongoing success of the 5

Lands Walk. “Deb has been a fierce advocate for this project and was instrumental in securing this funding commitment.” Ms O’Neill welcomed the funding saying it would deliver a big boost to the region. “The 5 Lands Walk is one of the Central Coast’s biggest cultural and tourist events and brings together thousands of walkers, surf clubs, local schools and businesses who together make this event a great

success,” she said. “This funding will cement the walk as the flagship event for our region and deliver a big boost to tourism providers and local businesses.” Ms O’Neill’s campaign spokesperson said that although the funding had been committed, “what we are finding is that the Liberal Party is saying they will not be proceeding with these sorts of infrastructure commitments”. “With the money in the

Budget, and accounted for in the Pre-election Fiscal Outlook, we expected that these important projects would be able to go ahead with an incoming government only needing to sign the contracts. “Unfortunately, that is looking less likely as Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Warren Truss indicated at the National Press Club just last week that the Coalition would be ripping $2 billion out of regional infrastructure.”

Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill have announced $3.5 million in federal funding for the redevelopment of Woy Woy Oval. “Federal Labor has a strong commitment to community sport and the Woy Woy Oval is an important piece of community infrastructure,” said Minister Farrell. “This funding is recognition of the great

community support that the Member for Robertson Deb O’Neill has garnered in her work with members of Woy Woy’s local rugby clubs.” Ms O’Neill has been working for over a year with representatives of Country Rugby League and local rugby union clubs who share the use of the oval towards receiving a funding commitment. “I’ve had more than 2000 Coasties sign my petition to show the Federal Government just how important this piece of infrastructure is for the Peninsula. Meanwhile, Liberal candidate for Robertson Lucy Wicks announced a $3.5 million funding

commitment to the redevelopment of the Woy Woy Oval grandstand. “I am very pleased to be able to announce that a Coalition government would provide this vital funding for Woy Woy Oval, which is in desperate need of redevelopment and renewal,” said Ms Wicks. “I have listened to the Woy Woy community and fought hard for this funding. “The progressive redevelopment will see the oval capable of accommodating large numbers of spectators. “This will be fantastic for the local community and surrounding areas.” The funding for Woy Woy Oval is part of the Coalition’s

Growth Plan for the Central Coast, which Ms Wicks said would strengthen the local economy with more jobs, more investment and better services. “Redeveloping and renewing the Woy Woy Oval will provide much needed investment in community and sporting infrastructure on the Central Coast. “The redeveloped oval will be a civic centerpiece of Woy Woy and contribute to job creation in the area,” said Ms Wicks. Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Richard Mehrtens, office of Deborah O’Neill MP Media release, 28 Aug 2013 Mary Doherty, Office of Lucy Wicks

The announcement, which was made on Thursday, August 22, will see significant cash, in-kind support and direct support to athletes through an athlete scholarship program. The many elements of the agreement will allow the CCAS to operate at a level not previously enjoyed by the organisation. CCAS founder and managing director Mr Ian Robilliard said the new five-year agreement would mark a milestone in the Academy’s development. “The partnership with the University is important to the Academy on a number of fronts,” Mr Robilliard said. “Financial support allows the Academy access to $30,000 in direct funding. “The University also brings world-class support to our sporting programs through the use of the Exercise and Sports Science (ESS) facility at the Ourimbah campus. “The ESS facility provides elements to our training programs that set the Academy apart in what we are able to provide our athletes, coaches and support staff. “This agreement is

ground breaking, and to say I’m delighted is an understatement, it sets the organisation up for years to come. “I would like to thank Professor Andrew Parfitt, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic, and Professor Bill Hogarth, Pro-Vice Chancellor – Science and Information Technology, for their genuine interest in the work the Academy does, and in their support of building capacity within the Central Coast as a region. “Both Andrew and Bill have been instrumental in the support provided to the CCAS and we are indebted to them for this ground breaking announcement.” Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic Professor Andrew Parfitt said the University was proud of its long standing relationship with the Academy. “The University of Newcastle is a world-class university and nowhere is that more important than in our own community,” Professor Parfitt said. “We are pleased to support the sporting excellence being fostered at the Academy. “Our relationship with the Academy fosters our shared priorities around innovative sports education, training and research, and brings significant collaborative opportunities for our students and researchers to engage in athlete testing, reporting, research and Work Integrated Learning placements.”

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Water Management Conference osford and Wyong Councils hosted the Local Government New South Wales (LGNSW) Water Management Conference from Sunday, September 8, to Tuesday, September 10.

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The conference provided an opportunity for councillors, local government professionals, government representatives, and the broader industry to tackle key water management issues and discuss emerging water industry issues. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton said the conference showcased the Central Coast to delegates from across NSW. “The Central Coast has a compelling story to tell, not only do we have a strategic and well managed water supply system in place, but the completion of the MardiMangrove Link in 2011 was an enormous feat from an infrastructure and water management perspective,” he said.

osford City town crier Mr Stephen Clarke took out Champion of Champions at the 23rd National Town Criers Championships held in Alice Springs from August 22 to 25.

Criers were judged on the content (wording) of cry, sustained volume, clarity, diction, inflection, poise and bearing, confidence, use of devices (bell/bugle), functional fit and design of costume and scroll. “I have been Gosford’s official town crier since

Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils given the opportunity to promote some of our key projects,” he said. “Many of the delegates had the opportunity to tour part of the Mardi-Mangrove Link infrastructure and some of the innovative works completed within Gosford City as well as attend a presentation on WaterPlan 2050 - our region’s long term water supply strategy. “Not only did delegates experience all that the Central Coast has to offer, many travelled to and stayed on the Central Coast providing a welcomed economic boost to our region.” Media release, 5 Sep 2013 Gosford Council Media

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“And now the statistics tell the story - water storage levels are currently the highest since August 1994, and the region’s water consumption reflects a significant decrease in water use. “The current levels are a direct result of both the investment Councils have made in the water supply system, as well as the commitment of the people of the Central Coast.” Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said a number of key projects and achievements for the region were promoted during the conference. “Around 200 delegates from the water industry and Councils throughout NSW attended this three day conference, with

1990 and my duties include leading street parades, greeting VIPs and special guests, visiting Gosford City, assisting the mayor with citizenship ceremonies and MCing official functions etc.,” said Mr Clarke. The competition was made up of two crys, the

Home Cry (Gosford) and a Theme Cry of “Truckies Carry Australia, All Roads lead to the Alice”. Email, 4 Sep 2013 Stephen Clarke, Town Crier

osford Council will write to the Minister for Roads to seek a review of the classification of a number of roads in the Gosford LGA due to increased traffic volumes.

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New video to show what council does for residents new video outlining the range of activities undertaken by Gosford Council has been released following Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna’s decision to help better inform the community about what they get for their rate dollar.

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osford City celebrated a quarter century since officially becoming Sister Cities with Edogawa, Japan and Nitra, Slovakia by hosting official delegations from both cities in the last week of August.

Mayors and officials from both cities travelled to Gosford to mark this milestone and build upon the relationships and opportunities offered by Sister City agreements. Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said the friendships forged through this visit built on the solid foundation of friendship and understanding established over the past 25 years. “Our Sister City relationships have allowed each of our communities to learn about different traditions, customs and lifestyles and appreciate both our similarities and our differences.

“It has been a privilege to host visitors from both of our Sister Cities, with this visit providing many opportunities to discuss and facilitate future sporting and exchange programs. “These partnerships have bought all of our cities great success and I look forward to seeing these relationships grow in strength over the coming years,” mayor Cr McKinna said. Council’s general manager Mr Paul Anderson said Sister City relationships bring numerous cultural and tourism benefits. “We thoroughly enjoyed hosting our friends from Edogawa and Nitra over this

past week and exposing them to the many highlights Gosford City has to offer. “All delegates are excited to spread the word when they return home about what Gosford has to offer as a tourist destination, as well as establish further opportunities for cultural exchange and travel. “Gosford City is proud of this significant cultural achievement and we look forward to strengthening these bonds to the benefit of each city and its residents,” Mr Anderson said. Media release, 2 Sep 2013 Gosford Council Media

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$120 million funding deal for the upgrade of Wyong Rd has been Highway intersection and we’re another step closer secured.

The deal was made between Member for The Entrance Mr Chris Spence, Member for Wyong Mr Darren Webber, NSW Treasurer Mr Mike Baird and Minister for Roads Mr Duncan Gay. “During the election campaign, we gave a commitment of $8 million to deliver interval lights at the roundabouts

at Pacific Highway, Enterprise Dr, Mingara Dr and Tumbi Umbi,” Mr Spence said. “Following the election, through discussions with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), it became clear we would need much more than this stop-gap solution and instead needed to completely remove all

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four roundabouts. “Darren Webber and I are immensely pleased with the great news from the NSW Treasurer that the figure of over $120 million needed to completely overhaul these intersections on Wyong Rd will be delivered. “This year, $4 million was allocated in the budget for the Pacific

to getting underway with the environmental planning approval in place and the submissions report published,” said Mr Spence. Mr Webber said: “Some of the most common issues raised in submissions included impacts to properties, landscaping and urban design, pedestrian and cycle facilities, noise and vibration and potential overshadowing of

properties near the new intersection.” “As a result, the RMS has now made modifications to their design.” A further $1.6 million allocated this year will see further progress planning for Enterprise Dr, Mingara Dr and Tumbi Umbi underway. “It is likely that construction on the intersections at Mingara Dr and Tumbi Umbi will be undertaken as combined works, with

construction funding to be allocated in the 2014-15 budget,” Mr Spence said. “Wyong Rd is a major link from the F3 to Wyong, Tuggerah and surrounding coastal suburbs which makes this upgrade a priority and a key part of the O’Farrell Government’s commitment to improving traffic flow in the area.” Media release, 22 Jul 2013 Jim Lloyd, Office of Darren Webber MP

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he Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence will soon be 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

project. “This 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

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he Rudd Labor government has announced it will provide $2.7 million to build a new youth and community centre at San Remo. Minister for Human Services Senator Jan McLucas and member for Shortland Ms Jill Hall made the announcement on Monday, August 26, at the site where the new centre will be built in Brava Ave. “This is an excellent project for young people in the northern part of Wyong Shire,” Senator McLucas said. “It will be a worthwhile centre which will provide real and tangible services to help young people get the support, training and mentoring they need. “Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council submitted the proposal in partnership with the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre, Central Coast Medicare Local, Youth Connections, ET Australia and the local advisory group of Better Futures, Local Solutions. “Shortland MP Jill Hall has been a strong supporter of the project. “I congratulate Darkinjung and the other community partners on the excellent proposal and I thank Jill Hall for making sure these federal government funds

From left, Minister for Human Services Senator Jan McLucas, Chairman of Regional Development Australia Central Coast Mr David Abrahams, Federal Member for Shortland Ms Jill Hall, Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council CEO Mr Sean Gordon, and San Remo Neighbourhood Centre Manager Ms Jillian Hogan.

become available.” Ms Hall said the new centre will be a major boost for young people in the area. “The new centre will be an innovative learning hub for the area,” she said. “It will deliver community-based health care, training and skills

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development, and also community and cultural engagement. “There will also be an arts precinct to encourage local artists and cultural presentations, and also an iDialogue Cafe to help with digital connectivity. “Importantly, there will be broad consultation with youth groups

during the design and construction phase of the project. “A development application could be lodged with council by early next year. “The Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council made an excellent submission to government for this

project and I thank them for their vision and their work.” The new centre will be known as Gulgul Barang Youth and Community Centre. Gulgul Barang is from the Darkinjung language meaning “strong tomorrow”. It reflects the ethic of

supporting young people into employment through structured support, health, education, training and mentoring. The centre will be strategically located in Brava Ave near the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre and opposite Northlakes High School. It is within easy access of public transport and other local infrastructure. The land is owned by Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council. The Wyong local government area has one of the lowest school retention rates in NSW and one of the highest youth unemployment rates. About 54% of 25-34 year olds have completed year 12, compared to the national average of 75%. “This is therefore a much needed service in the northern area of Wyong Shire,” Ms Hall said. “Federal Labor is serious about investigating in local communities and helping people meet their full potential.” The funds for Gulgul Barang are from the Regional Development Australia Fund and are already included in the budget. Media release, 26 Aug 2013, Lisa McDermott, Office of Jill Hall MP

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“I think within the community there are a few misconceptions about what rates money goes toward funding. “With being so involved in our community, my fellow councillors and I felt that as an organisation we needed to make more of an effort to inform residents of all the services council provides. “That being the case, we decided to put together a video outlining the range of activities we undertake within the Local Government Area. “I would encourage everyone to watch the ‘Your Council’ video, which can be viewed on www. mygosford.tv – which you may notice features a few familiar faces,” said mayor Cr McKinna. Gosford Council general manager Mr Paul Anderson said that, in many instances, people’s rate dollar was working for them without them even realising. “Every morning people

will get up, have a shower and drive to work on one of our maintained roads. “They may utilise our parks or open space areas of an afternoon or swim safely on our patrolled beaches across the weekend. “Many of these key services are expected by the community, as they should be – however, there is still a significant cost involved in delivering this high level of service. “We are currently looking at everything we do to ensure we are following best practice in any given field and helping our community’s rate dollar work more efficiently and effectively. “Together we need to work as a community to ensure that we are delivering services where they are required and meeting the expectations of all rate payers,” said Mr Anderson. Mr Anderson also addressed some of the recent price variations in

rates notices in comparison to the previous financial year. “The rate price for an individual property is calculated based on the Valuer General’s Unimproved Land Value, which is reviewed every four years. “Depending on how a property valuation changes over that period, residents may see an increase or decrease in their rate cost,” said Mr Anderson. Mr Anderson said that this process caused a redistribution of rates levied across all properties in a Local Government Area. “In total, our rate income across Gosford City does not change through this process, as this is regulated by the Division of Local Government,” Mr Anderson added. Media release, 30 Aug 2013 Gosford Council Media

Upgrade to Avoca Drive completed $740,000 NSW Government funded upgrade to improve road user safety on Avoca Dr at Kincumber is now complete.

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Minister for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Mr Chris Hartcher said the upgrade between Dunlop Hill and Elvys Ave particularly improved road safety during wet conditions. “In the five years to June 2012, there were 19 crashes along Avoca Dr between Dunlop Hill and Elvys Ave, 70% of which occurred when the road was wet,” Mr Hartcher said. “The crashes mostly involved head on collisions or vehicles running off the road and reducing such incidents was a priority.

“As part of the upgrade, new drains were installed to help clear water from the road during wet weather and provide safer conditions for motorists.” Further features of the upgrade include a new road surface to improve skid resistance, a clearly defined white median and larger curve warning signs. Mr Hartcher said the improvements to Avoca Dr were one of many road upgrades being carried out across the Central Coast to improve safety, reduce delays and lessen congestion.

“In May, the $13 million intersection upgrade to the Central Coast Highway at Kariong opened to traffic, and the recent State Budget provides up to $400 million for the F3-M2 Link and $17 million for further upgrades to the Central Coast Highway. “I thank motorists and residents for their ongoing patience while we work to deliver essential investment in safety and infrastructure for our roads.” Media release, 30 Aug 2013 Chris Hartcher, Minister for the Central Coast


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Friends of Gosford chairman Mr Malcolm Brooks said the plan reflects about 70 years of local professional expertise from a developer, city planner, civil engineer, and architectlawyer, all of whom have a positive approach to revitalising Gosford.

“The plan has been discussed with community groups and reviewed and modified over the past the months. “The waterfront should be a playground for the people, not a playpen for the rich. “It retains public land in

public ownership. “The plan makes provision for the potential relocation of Central Coast Highway further to the east. “With the road to be relocated near the new building envelope of the school site, a larger area of open space along the

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foreshore could be created. “The plan proposes a raised level of park land over the highway making non conflicting public access to the foreshore. “The group’s objective is to rebuild Gosford to enhance our way of life not to detract from it. “That is why we are proposing the Performing Arts and Conference

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Complex be located in the CBD on the Old County Council (Spurbest) site. “We support strongly the revamping of the Imperial Centre which we are advised will commence in February 2014. “We believe this plan addresses community sentiment and the goals of the Gosford Challenge. “The plan has gone

to all Councillors, the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation, various community groups, Member for Gosford Chris Holstein and the Gosford Chamber of Commerce. Media release, 7 Aug 2013 Malcolm Brooks, Friends of Gosford

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Car park lamps now energy efficient osford Council has replaced over 150 lamps with energy efficient lighting at the Wilson Rd car park in Terrigal as part of its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and minimise its energy expenditure.

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Council’s carbon and energy management officer Mr Dan Waters said the replacement of the lamps in the Wilson Rd car park resulted in savings across the board, in terms of energy, carbon dioxide and cost. “This project will save 26 tonnes of CO2 every year, which is the equivalent of taking seven cars off the road. “By replacing the lamps, we have also achieved an energy saving of 26 megawatt hours per annum and saved council around $5,500 annually in energy spend. “The new lamps also have a much longer life span, which reduces ongoing maintenance and replacement costs,” Mr Waters said. The project involved the replacement of 150 lamps, using the original fittings and was completed at a low cost using Energy Savings Certificates. “Energy Savings

Certificates are part of the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme. “They are awarded for each tonne of carbon dioxide saved, or 1.06 times megawatt hours of energy saved and can be traded and sold to organisations which have an obligation to meet a predetermined energy savings quota,” explained Mr Waters. The project is one of many council initiatives being implemented under Council’s Climate Change Mitigation Strategy across the Gosford Local Government Area. “We have a number of innovative energy saving projects nearing completion over the next few months, which will minimise council’s carbon footprint and reduce council’s expenditure, both in terms of electricity spend and ongoing maintenance costs for many years to come,” said Mr Waters. Media release, 19 Aug 2013 Gosford Council Media

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These studies will now be followed by the preparation of Floodplain Risk Management Studies, which recommend and investigate options to address flooding hazards and Floodplain Risk Management Plans. These studies will result in the adoption of a plan of management and set development controls to protect people and property against future flooding events. Email, 20 Aug 2013 Gosford Council Media That

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The LEP will implement the State Government’s planning reform which seeks to standardise planning processes across the state. The LEP contains important initiatives including rationalisation of zones and development controls that will lead to better built forms. Gosford Council general manager Mr Paul Anderson said a standardised planning tool like the LEP would assist council in its commitment to increase accessibility and efficiency for its customers. “The development of the State Government’s standard planning instrument has been an evolving process dating back to 2006, with regular amendments and updates. “Our council is happy to finally be moving toward the implementation of a planning instrument that aims to encourage and assist responsible development across our region. “This LEP will also be easier for the community and developers to use and understand, with more concise clauses, mapped development standards and will provide consistency for customers across all local government areas,” Mr Anderson said.

Despite requests from Council for the creation of a new Environmental zone to cater for Gosford’s Coastal Open Space System (COSS), the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DoP&I) did not agree to this inclusion. Council’s acting director environment & planning Mr Eddie Love said it is for that reason that COSS land has been excluded from the LEP. “COSS is unique to our region, with Gosford Council the only council in NSW to actively acquire and manage bushland as a system of networks to encourage the enhancement and protection of our natural open spaces. “Due to the Department’s decision not to create an Environmental zoning for COSS land in the Gosford LGA, we have excluded this land from the LEP and will continue with the current planning regime to ensure its continued protection. “The decision is consistent with the request of our community, who opposed the zoning of COSS land as public recreation zone (RE1) under the LEP. “Council has responded to these requests by removing COSS from the LEP so that its

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current status will remain unchanged. “As our COSS and environmentally sensitive lands are all governed by Plans of Management and important vegetation communities are also protected by legislation, this moves makes sense until appropriate zonings can be created for these areas,” said Mr Love. Mr Anderson said council would continue to fight for recognition of the Coastal Open Space System within the planning system. “As part of its resolution, council will continue to pursue the matter of appropriate environmental

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he Moscow Circus, which was located on the foreshore of Gosford, was in the wrong location.

For some seemingly illogical reason it has been a tradition to locate circuses and fairs on this tiny and, in my opinion, inappropriate block of ground. I am not against having either the circus or fair visit Gosford as such, but the Dane Dr location simply is the wrong location. Dane Dr is the gateway to the Central Coast. It is a busy thoroughfare and there is precious little parking nearby. There is an inherent danger to access the circus or fair because of crossing busy Dane Dr. The ground space is

small making it cramped for the performers and staff as well as animals. The basic facilities are very limited. Aesthetically neither a circus nor fair add value to the Gosford foreshore. We live in one of the largest and most beautiful regions in Australia and we stuff up our iconic waterfront by plonking a bloody circus and/or fair in front of it. Go figure.

For god’s sake, Gosford Council, let the nice green grass, seagulls and a few trees and picnic tables take care of the waterfront. The roads! The roads!

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On the other hand we have a seriously underutilised showground as well as the centre ground of Gosford Race Club. Both of these sites offer better facilities, parking and safer access. I often call for mayor Lawrie McKinna and Gosford Council to take the necessary action to relocate the circus and fair to a more suitable location and treat our beautiful foreshore with dignity and respect. Email, 9 Aug 2013 Ian Kilpatrick, Green Point

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Concert goer left with sour taste 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 first-in-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

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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 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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Council agrees to sponsor Oyster Festival again possibility of staged funding. “This will mean that we can begin work on some elements of the project. “In an ideal world this project would have a full allocation of funding to allow its full completion

as soon as possible. “The scope of works set out in the masterplan means we can’t do it all on our own. “Council has committed $1.75 million to this redevelopment. “It is anticipated that this will

cover stage one construction, expected to be completed in mid2014. “Support from all levels of government would see a timely completion to this project and allow local sporting groups to have the

high class facility they deserve,” said Cr McKinna Media release, 31 Jul 2013 Lawrie McKinna, Gosford Council

It is believed that at about 5am, two shots were fired

from a car towards a house on Schnapper Rd, striking a garage door. An undetonated improvised explosive device was also located near a car parked on the driveway of the property. The occupants of the home were not injured in the incident. Police were contacted, with

officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command and the Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Squad attending the scene. The explosive device was rendered safe, before being seized for forensic examination. Detectives are continuing their investigations into the matter

and are attempting to establish a motive for the incident. They have been told a small light-coloured vehicle was seen driving along Flounder Rd at excessive speed without its headlights on, moments after the shooting. Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the

Gosford Council has agreed to sponsor the Brisbane Water Oyster Festival on a sliding scale model of $10,000 in year one and reduce the funding by $2500 per year over a four year period. 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

Shots fired in Ettalong Police are conducting investigations after shots were fired into a house and an improvised explosive device found near a vehicle in Ettalong on Sunday, July 21.

vehicle or has information about the shooting to come forward. Anyone with information about this incident should call Gosford Detectives via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media release, 22 Jul 2013 NSW Police Media

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The redevelopment of Woy Woy oval will proceed with Federal funding of $3.5 million promised by both Labor and Liberal candidates.

Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna has claimed that the development of a new site masterplan for Woy Woy oval has been a “collaborative project” between the council and local community groups.

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“We established a project committee to begin the process of designing a masterplan following the grandstand closure, incorporating community groups who will be regularly using the new site. “The contribution they have each made to this project has been of the highest calibre and I would like to thank them for their participation and involvement in what shapes to be a significant development for the Woy Woy community,” said mayor Cr McKinna. Gosford Council general manager Mr Paul Anderson said that the masterplan aimed to provide the necessary infrastructure to allow Woy Woy to host regional sporting events. “The facility will have an attendance capacity of 10,000 featuring a 600 seat grandstand, change rooms, kiosk, media box and club house. “The masterplan also focuses on the integration of Woy Woy Oval with the CBD to create a vibrant and accessible community hub. “We are also exploring options to transform the Oval Ave car park into a boulevard space to accommodate community gatherings, such as local markets and special events,” said Mr Anderson. Mayor Cr McKinna said that the project in its entirety would cost $8 to $9 million. “The masterplan allows for the

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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.

“The panel will meet from August for up to six months with the role of advising Crown Lands and Council on issues raised by the community.” The first meeting of the panel was scheduled for Thursday, August 15. Media release, 14 Aug 2013, Blake Hardy, Office of Andrew Stoner MP

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Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill have announced $3.5 million million in federal funding for the redevelopment of Woy Woy Oval. “Federal Labor has a strong commitment to community sport and the Woy Woy Oval is an important piece of community infrastructure,” said Minister Farrell. “This funding is recognition of the great community support that the Member for Robertson Deb O’Neill has garnered in her work with members of Woy Woy’s local rugby clubs.” Ms O’Neill has been working for over a year with representatives of Country Rugby League and local rugby union clubs who share the use of the oval towards receiving a funding commitment. “I’ve had more than 2000 Coasties sign my petition to show the Federal Government just how important this piece of infrastructure is for the Peninsula. Meanwhile, Liberal candidate for Robertson Lucy Wicks

announced a $3.5 million funding commitment to the redevelopment of the Woy Woy Oval grandstand. “I am very pleased to be able to announce that a Coalition government would provide this vital funding for Woy Woy Oval, which is in desperate need of redevelopment and renewal,” said Ms Wicks. “I have listened to the Woy Woy community and fought hard for this funding. “The progressive redevelopment will see the oval capable of accommodating up to 10,000 spectators. “This will be fantastic for the local community and surrounding areas.” The funding for Woy Woy Oval

is part of the Coalition’s Growth Plan for the Central Coast, which Ms Wicks said would strengthen the local economy with more jobs, more investment and better services. “Redeveloping and renewing the Woy Woy Oval will provide much needed investment in community and sporting infrastructure on the Central Coast. “The redeveloped oval will be a civic centerpiece of Woy Woy and contribute to job creation in the area,” said Ms Wicks. Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales has welcomed the news. “The redevelopment of the Woy Woy Oval grandstand was one of the Peninsula Chamber’s

Peninsula stands to lose $41 million in broadband, says campaigner The Peninsula stands to lose more than $41 million in broadband infrastructure investment if the Federal Coalition wins the election, according to broadband campaigner Mr David Abrahams of Organise Internet. Mr Abrahams said the figure was the difference between the value of work currently contracted to take place on the Peninsula, and what would be delivered by the Coalition broadband policy of only providing Fibre-To-TheNode. “Stopping the NBN at this stage will be a massive blow to the Peninsula and leave the area with internet speeds a mere 2.5 per cent of those that will be available in the Gosford CBD from December,” said Mr Abrahams. “Local firms would also lose more than $100 million in contract payments under the Coalition’s watered-down NBN

policy.” Mr Abrahams said he had sent his calculations to candidates for the federal election and to all Gosford and Wyong councillors. “After more than a decade of lobbying and business planning and having infrastructure plans signed and published the Central Coast now risks a massive deinvestment. “Furthermore, the region is set to be dotted with hundreds of large street cabinets if the Coalition’s plans go ahead.” These cabinets were the socalled nodes in the alternative NBN plans. “They are much larger than the current NBN fibre cabinets as they will require power supplies for the old copper network.” In the UK, the cabinet dimensions are 1.8 metres high by 2.2 metres wide and one metre deep. Mr Abrahams said about 1000 of this street furniture would be installed on the Central Coast. “Local community groups and

councillors need to be aware of the consequences of the alternative NBN plans,” said Mr Abrahams. “I’m a local small businessman, not a politician or party member, though I do recognise good and poor policy. “The Central Coast has suffered poor service and expensive telecommunications costs for decades. “Indeed many areas in the Gosford LGA are still suffering. “I’m particularly appealing to independent candidates and councillors to recognise the damage the alternative plans will do to our local economy. “De-investment is a serious business in any project as it sends the wrong signal to the investment community. “Gosford has had its fair share of this over the years, but if the rollout is scaled back the Peninsula will miss out again,” said Mr Abrahams. Media release, 28 Aug 2013 David Abrahams, Killcare

three key election projects, so the news that a Liberal Government would provide $3.5 million towards this project is welcome news,” said Mr Wales. “This election commitment is in addition to the $1.75 million already committed by Gosford City Council as part of a $6 million project. “Our understanding is that these funds will ensure that stages one and three of the Woy Woy grandstand redevelopment can be completed which will include seating for 800 people, club facilities, change rooms, sports ground amenities and importantly, commercial areas for potential leasing. “This project has the potential to re-activate the Oval Ave

precinct and create a link between the sports ground facilities and commercial centre”. “The Chamber has been pushing hard to ensure key infrastructure such as the Woy Woy Oval become part of an integrated approach to the revitalisation of the old Woy Woy town centre. “The funding commitment by the Liberal candidate Lucy Wicks will ensure that this revitalisation process will get a healthy start and the Chamber will continue to lobby the NSW State Government for matching funds to fully complete the project. “We are still hopeful that further funding commitments will be made by the federal candidates including monies towards the upgrading of the Peninsula’s roads and key intersections and the construction of the new ferry wharf at Bangalow St on the Ettalong Beach foreshore,” said Mr Wales. Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Richard Mehrtens, office of Deborah O’Neill MP Media release, 28 Aug 2013 Mary Doherty, Office of Lucy Wicks Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

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Local schools would receive $38.2M less, say teachers Schools in the Robertson electorate would receive $38.2 million less education funding under a Coalition government than under Labor, according to the Ettalong-Woy Woy Teachers Association Association secretary Mr Chris Wright said the shortfall would come because Tony Abbott has only committed to fund four years of the six-year NSW Gonski funding agreement. “Mr Abbott is trying to deceive people into thinking he will implement the full Gonski funding model if he wins the federal election,” Mr Wright said. “The problem with Mr Abbott’s political shift is that the NSW Gonski agreement runs for six years, with $3.2 billion of the total of $5 billion of additional funding not due to be paid until the last two years.” “Four years of funding means

an Abbott Coalition government will spend two thirds less than the funding provided in the agreement signed by NSW Liberal Premier Barry O’Farrell. “An Abbott government won’t just be ripping funding from public schools that need it the most. “Catholic and independent schools will also lose.” Mr Wright said that under a Labor government, schools in the Robertson electorate would receive $54.6 million in funding. He said that should Mr Abbott be elected Prime Minister on September 7, Robertson schools would receive only $16.4 million in funding. “Mr Abbott’s position is simply unacceptable,” Mr Wright said. “Gonski is meant to provide extra funding for more support and individual attention for students.” Email, 26 Aug 2013 Chris Wright, Ettalong-Woy Woy Teachers Association

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Kariong search warrant results in criminal charges

Man charged with Terrigal stabbing man will appear in court in October charged with stabbing another man in Terrigal on Saturday, August 24.

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At about 2am, emergency services attended Kurrawyba Ave where they found a man with a stab wound to his upper left thigh. It’s alleged the 22-yearold sustained the wound during an altercation with a group of men on the footpath. Ambulance paramedics transported the man

to Gosford Hospital for treatment. Officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command established a crime scene and launched an investigation. Following inquiries, a 21-year-old man attended Gosford Police Station

about 11:30am on Sunday, August 25. He was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, and granted conditional bail to appear in Gosford Local Court on October 22. Media release, 26 Aug 2013 NSW Police Media

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olice from the Central Coast have charged a man after a search warrant was executed on a home in Kariong on Wednesday, August 28.

Operation Reclaim was instigated by the Brisbane Water Target Action Group (TAG) in July this year to investigate the suspected supply of prohibited drugs in the Kariong area. As a result of these investigations, a search warrant was executed on a home in Rees St about 1:30pm by police attached to Brisbane Water TAG, assisted by Anti-Theft officers. A drug detection dog

Anyone with information about these incidents should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 was used to search the premises with police seizing cannabis, methadone, and cash.

A 52-year-old man arrested at the home was taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with supplying a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug and dealing in the proceeds of crime. The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on October 15. Media release, 2 Sep 2013 NSW Police Media

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olice have been told a breakdown in communication led to a little girl spending most of her day at Gosford police station on Sunday, August 18.

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hree people appeared in court on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, charged over the alleged robbery of a woman on a train on the Central Coast.

Witnesses alerted police to an incident about 10:30pm on Tuesday, August 20, involving a 23-year-old woman who was travelling north between Gosford and Lisarow railway stations. Police alleged a 19-year-old woman from Wyoming, a 23-year-old man from Bateau Bay and a 29-year-old man from Gosford were involved in

robbery in company. All were refused bail. the theft of the woman’s phone. Witnesses alerted Tuggerah Lakes Police who were patrolling nearby and three people were arrested. They were taken to Gosford Police Station where they were each charged with one count of

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Terrigal parking plan on exhibition

Expressions of interest in Grahame Park management unsatisfactory ouncil has noted that all Expressions of Interest received to date in relation to the future management of the Grahame Park complex have failed to meet or satisfy the criteria.

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Gosford Council general manager Mr Paul Anderson will now negotiate with further interested parties for the future management of the complex, with a report being brought back to council after these

negotiations have occurred. The purpose of the Expression of Interest was to determine whether a suitably qualified organisation was available to take over the management and operation under a lease agreement

of Grahame Park Complex including the operational management of the facilities and playing field. Gosford Council Agenda ECO.23, 3 Sep 2013

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The plan looks at funding contributions for the extension of the multideck car park on Wilson Rd, featuring two further levels of parking - equating to 220 additional spaces. These works will address issues raised about the future demand for public car parking in the Strategic Parking Study for Terrigal. The Strategic Parking Study for Terrigal identified the parking demand for public car parking to be 591 for total current off-street

car parking provision, 261 for potential spaces from contributions of approved development, 122 for potential demand at 30% take up and 383 forecast total additional spaces. The total additional car spaces are an estimate and are dependent on the development approvals issued by Council being enacted. The Strategic Parking Study identified that it would be more appropriate from a strategic planning context

that future provision for public car parking should be provided within the middle and northern precincts of Terrigal commercial centre to support businesses in these areas. The Terrigal Strategic Parking Study identified that the estimated cost per space for the provision of the additional 220 car parking spaces was $27,750 per space. Gosford Council Agenda ENV.47, 3 Sep 2013

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Mariners received a special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Central Coast. Streamline Air Conditioning won Excellence in Small Business Category, Keith Pratten from Snap Fitness, Young Business Executive and Jeff McGarn from GBD the Business Leaders Award. Riviere Law won the award for Excellence in Business Ethics and Erina Chamber was voted number one local chamber for the first time.

Organiser Kerry Ruffels said: “It was a fantastic night, our leading businesses were recognised, we had some wonderful performances by outstanding young singers and triple Aria award winner Alex Lloyd was brilliant.� “The combination of successful businesses, brilliant young musical talent and the kaleidoscope of colour gelled the night together.� Website, 19 Aug 2013 Central Coast Business Excellence Awards

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Mr David Smeeth has 17 years of experience in the information technology industry and has worked in business development and relationship management on the Central Coast and in the Hunter region. Mr Smeeth will cover both the Hunter and Central Coast regions in his new role. “JobsontheCoast.com. au prides itself on serving the local jobs market and I have had a career long commitment to serving local business,� Mr Smeeth said. “There are challenging times predicted for this region and for employment, so the

website and the service it offers both jobseekers and local business will become even more vitally important,� he said. JobsontheCoast.com.au CEO Mr Tim O’Brien said Mr Smeeth’s appointment followed the expansion through the merger of J o b s i n t h e H u n t e r. c o m . au and the Newcastle Hunter jobs website, which consolidates the position of JobsontheCoast.com.au as the premier jobs website for local recruitment. The website has more than 200 jobs listed on the website and new jobs are

listed each week. As director of partnerships and customer relations, Mr Smeeth said his responsibilities included managing existing relationships to ensure business partners get the best return on investment through their association with JobsontheCoast.com.au. He said he would look to establish further longterm partnerships with local business. Media release, 23 Aug 2013 Mal Kearney, Jobs on the Coast


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Director receives business award rina’s Graphic by Design managing director Mr Jeff McGarn has received the Business Leader award at the Central Coast Business Excellence Awards Gala event on Sunday, August 18.

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The award recognises the positive contribution made to business by a business person. It acknowledges a local business leader who has demonstrated an outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business direction and innovative ideas, while providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming business leaders. On reflecting on his 24 years of running a local business, Mr McGarn said: “I’ve seen so many changes over those years and one of the keys to success has been to recognise trends in market conditions, whether it’s the economy or technology, and play to our strengths.” “From my early days as a hot metal press compositor, I adapted and embraced opportunities that came from new technologies. “In the same spirit, I’ve

transitioned the business from design services to a strategic marketing agency that continues to create value in the mind of the client,” said Mr McGarn. “We compete at a national level against sizable corporate agencies, so winning this award certainly helps to increase awareness that strategic solutions are not restricted by geography. “Our experience has been that our local specialised team can be far more responsive and competitive than the big players. “I hope it helps inspire others to pursue similar outcomes and break the stereotype that you need to be located in Sydney to be considered successful. “We were recently commissioned to market a $500 million Sydney based project, and over the remainder of 2013 we are

marketing a number of local and national lifestyle and retirement estate projects valued at $750 million. “In saying that though, a large percentage of our clients are not-for-profits and the community-centred aims of these organisations are close to our hearts at Graphic by Design.” Some of the noted local campaigns Graphic by Design created were the Save our Water jingle, the anti-binge drinking campaign for local Area Health which ended up being adopted state wide, Husqvana and Living Choice marketing which included jingles and TV commercials written and recorded inhouse. The award winning Kindy Spotlight campaign for Central Coast Grammar School and the rebranding of ET Australia are numbered among current local successes. “I believe that if collectively

local business thrives then so too does the local economy,” Mr Mcgarn said. He referred to this in his

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and partnered by local community leaders and networks. The 2013 Max Potential Gosford LGA program included 27 participants from 12 local high schools. Their diverse community service projects incorporated

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Children and elderly join for weekly bush walks

Walk to cure diabetes

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he Central Coast will hold its first ever “Walk to Cure Diabetes” on Sunday, October 6, from Davistown RSL to Kincumber and back.

The annual National event has been held the last two years although Central Coast residents have been forced to travel to Newcastle to participate. The event aims to build awareness and

raise funds to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDFR) cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The event will commence at 11am and will also include a barbeque run by the local

Lion’s Club, a jumping castle, face painting, raffles and a ‘lucky walk prize’ donated by the Good Guys at Erina. Email, 2 Sep 2013 Margaret Sheriden, Walk to Cure Diabetes

Reiki business opens incumber resident Ms Christine Moore has launched a new home based healing business to help people help themselves towards a healthier lifestyle using Reiki.

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Ms Moore said she learnt how to perform Reiki after she became sick five years ago. “Doctors can only do so much and I realized I was responsible for my own body,” said Ms Moore. “I was on a mission to try different complementary modalities until I found what worked for me.

“I have never been healthier with Reiki, Isotonix minerals and local GP’s guidance. “Our bodies are made up of over 70% of water and all of us have potential energy that we don’t tap into every day, therefore we wonder why we are not feeling the best most of the time,” said Ms Moore.

“Reiki helps balance the energy in the body and balances our Chakras (we have seven major ones). “Balanced people report to be feeling more relaxed, energized and some say their sleep improves also,” said Ms Moore. Email, 2 Sep 2013 Christine Moore, Kincumber

hildren at KU Children’s Services in Gosford have recently begun joining members of neighbouring community centre, Respite for the Elderly, on weekly bush walks.

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The children, educators and the elderly discover new perspectives of the environment and enjoy exercising and having morning tea together at the Rumbalara Reserve. “While walking, the children observe the changes to the environment over time and notice the differences in the trees new growth,” said KU Gosford director Ms Jackie Jukes. “The children ask questions about some of the burnt trees and learn how to use our environment

without damaging or making a bigger foot print. “We also use the charcoal from burnt trees for drawing back at the centre,” she said. KU Gosford educators also discuss with the children how Aboriginal people would have lived in caves and how they would have hunted for food. The children also learn how to go bush walking safely within groups. “All of this information is a great learning experience for the children to discover

land identity, environment awareness and health and wellbeing,” said Ms Jukes. Members of the community care centre are also involved with some of the children’s activities. Through this program, the children learn about different people in their community and understand the importance of respecting others, regardless of age, culture or customs.

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Reduce your risk of dementia esidents of the Gosford LGA are being encouraged to look after their brain by making changes to lead a ‘brain healthy’ lifestyle in the lead up to this year’s Dementia Awareness Week which runs from September 16 to 22.

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An estimated 6,500 people are living with dementia in the electorates of Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Wyong, Terrigal and The Entrance. This figure is expected to rise to about 19,000 by 2050. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW CEO Mr John Watkins said that while there is, as yet, no cure, scientific research shows it may be possible to reduce the risk of developing dementia, or delay the onset, by taking action in your 30s, 40s and 50s. “Already, there are an estimated 109,000 people living with dementia in NSW,” Mr Watkins said. “As our population ages that number is set to skyrocket to 132,000 in less than 10 years. “But it’s never too late to take time out to look after your brain health.

“It can be as simple as going for a walk, eating more fruit and vegetables or looking after your cholesterol and blood pressure. “The time to act is now,” said Mr Watkins. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is the charity for people with dementia and their families and carers. As the peak body, it provides advocacy, support services, education and information. More than 320,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than half a million by 2030. Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure. Media release, 2 Sep 2013 Sarah Price, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW

Chertsey raises money as part of Dry July team of staff and parents from Chertsey Public School have raised $1,000 as part of the cancer fundraiser Dry July.

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“At the end of last term and at very short notice I was able to form a small team of staff and parents to participate in the fundraiser,” said principal Mr John Anderson. “To my great surprise and delight not only have all the team persisted with the challenge but we have raised over $1,000. “Congratulations to all team members and thank you to staff, parents and

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osford has been highlighted as one of the worst areas for tick paralysis by Disease Watchdog along with Moruya, Nowra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Yamba, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.

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“Paralysis ticks are generally found on the east coast and are more active during the warmer spring and summer months, but ticks can be found at any time of the year, with the highest number of cases observed from August through to January,” said Virbac Animal Health technical services manager Dr Mark Kelman. “Potentially fatal paralysis can set in in just three days after a tick attaches, so daily checks and year-round protection are essential,” said, for.

“Unfortunately some people don’t realise they’re in a prevalent tick area. “The east coast of Australia is a tick danger zone, which means pet owners need to be vigilant and aware of the perils.” The number of reported paralysis cases has been steadily increasing since 2010. Last year, there were close to 2,000 cases reported on the Disease Watchdog website, which has current information about reported outbreaks of tick paralysis and other pet

diseases. Paralysis ticks do their damage by burrowing their mouth parts into an animal’s skin to suck blood. As they do this, they release a toxin that affects the pet’s central nervous system, leading to progressive paralysis. Symptoms can include weakness or paralysis in the back legs, progressing to the front legs; wobbling and lack of coordination; and regurgitating or vomiting. Because the paralysis tick affects the dog’s nervous system, it can also cause

more unusual symptoms that include drooling, coughing or gagging, difficulty swallowing and a change in the bark tone. “There are easy-to-spot symptoms like paralysis of the hind legs, but there are others that people might not realise are associated with tick paralysis. “For instance, if a tick is attached near the face, a pet might show local facial paralysis like a drooping eyelid. “Picking up on symptoms early can have a big impact on the likelihood of a dog surviving tick paralysis,” Dr Kelman said. Media release, 12 Aug 2013 Valerie Antaki, Hardman Communications

Cakes raise money for Red Cross hertsey Public School has raised nearly $300 for the Red Cross Foundation from its Big Cake Decorate Fundraiser held recently.

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Gosford teacher given award

St Philips’ high achievers continue to achieve

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hree alumni students from St Philips Christian College, Gosford, have recently gone on to succeed in their chosen academic area.

Paul Valentine graduated from St Philips Christian College last year at the age of 15. He is currently in his first year at Macquarie University studying a Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Astronomy and Astrophysics. “My results were quite pleasing as I got distinctions in both physics and astronomy, as well as high distinctions in maths and computer science,� said Paul.

2011 graduate Cameron Stewart has also been excelling in his current Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering at the University of New South Wales, and said he plans to switch to Mechanical Engineering and later undertake a Master of Engineering Science in Systems and Control. Cameron has gained high distinctions in almost every subject, and recently came first out of 350 students for a computing assignment,

giving him the change to have his name on the UNSW Hall Of Fame. Another 2011 alumni student from St Philips, Sam Grose, has also been studying at Macquarie University. He was recently awarded first place in the 2013 Accounting and Corporate Governance Prize for Accounting Systems Design and Development. Newsletter, 22 August 2013 Michelle Kelly, St Philips Christian College

Minister for Education Mr Adrian Piccoli, Rebecca Donoghue and Department of Education and Communities Director-General Ms Michele Bruniges

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osford High School teacher Ms Rebecca Donoghue has been recognised for her contribution to quality education with a 2013 Minister’s award for Excellence in Teaching.

Ms Donoghue was presented with the award along with 44 other teachers by Minister for Education Mr Adrian Piccoli at a ceremony in Sydney on Friday, August 30. Minister Piccoli said great teachers have a rich repertoire of teaching strategies and know how and when to use these strategies to optimise

learning. “What impresses me particularly is the rich variety of skills, interests and achievement shown by these teachers, who have earned the respect of their colleagues, principals, institute directors and communities,� he said. Ms Donohue was selected for work as head teacher of visual arts, not

Media release, 30 Aug 2013 Sven Wright, Department of Education and Communities

Holgate to hold fete

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olgate Public School will hold a Country Fete and Market day on Saturday, October 19, to celebrate the schools 85th anniversary.

The small school, made up of approximately 160 students, only holds an event of this magnitude once every five years.

The fete will feature regular favourites such as craft, entertainment and a Haunted House as well as over 20 local artisan market

Evocca College officially opened

only teaching academically gifted students but also developing her own teaching and that of her faculty to the point where it is widely recognised for its vibrancy, proficiency and vision.

stalls featuring art, jewellery, clothing, up-cycled goods, craft items and photography. Email, 2 Sep 2013 Lisa Monro, Lovatts Media Group

vocca College’s new Gosford Branch held an official public opening on Friday, August 30, which began with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

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Local business owners, Evocca staff, students and their families, and government dignitaries including Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill, Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein and Gosford mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna attended the launch. Gosford College branch manager Mr Phil Sallis said Evocca staff and students were excited that the college had been officially opened.

“We want people to recognise the great community benefit of our college and its courses; it is real world education taking into consideration people’s lives, jobs, and other commitments. “Evocca College fills the gap in providing a truly flexible learning service with its supportive environment allowing students to study at their own pace.� The Gosford Branch offers a Diploma of

Business, a Diploma of Business Administration, an Advanced Diploma of Business, and a Diploma of Management. Evocca College is a nationally accredited registered training organisation (RTO) offering nationally recognised qualifications. Media release, 23 Aug 2013 Jennifer Hall, Engine Group

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Education

Volunteer bush care program

Money Stuff entry short listed Gosford High School student’s entry in the 2013 Money Stuff Challenge has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award.

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Peter Kwon was one of 14 students to have his entry shortlisted from 362 entries from metropolitan and regional schools. The Money Stuff Challenge is a consumer education competition with a cash prize pool of up to $16,000. It challenges all NSW high school students in Years 8 to 10 to develop fun and creative messages for their peers on consumer issues including scams and

how to manage money and avoid debt. NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Mr Rod Stowe said entries included movies, websites, magazines, brochures and comics and “reveal the enormous creativity and talent of the state’s young people”. Entries were assessed on how well they promoted an understanding of their chosen consumer issue, how they appealed to

a youth audience and delivered the message creatively, interactively and in an engaging format. Voting is now open at http://www.moneystuff.net. au/. Shortlisted entries can be viewed and voted for on the People’s Choice Award page. Media release, 4 Sep 2013 Peter Palazzi, NSW Fair Trading

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welve students from Lisarow High School began a volunteer program this term inside the Lisarow Wetland that adjoins the school by the oval.

The aim of the group is to get students involved in their local environment to improve the biodiversity in the urban wetland. The volunteer group conducts a range of activities including weed

cingly debating that “Australian middleclass children in the 21st Century are spoilt”, the Central Coast Adventist team managed to win their

round in their first ever competition. The debating team was made up of Jared Walton, Jakob Brooks, James Kornhaber, Liam Gough

and Jason Cole. “This was the first time our school has entered an inter-school debating competition,” Central Coast Adventist School Year 6 teacher Mr Tim Cooper said. “We are all proud of their efforts.” Newsletter, 29 August 2013 Dean Bennetts, Central Coast Adventist School

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Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 will perform in the musical, which follows a character called Sammie through her journey of discovery in a place called Stone Island. St Philips Christian College will host a matinee performance on the Wednesday and an evening performance on the

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Four libraries celebrate birthdays

Three orchestras and a choir perform

t’s a birthday bonanza at library branches across Gosford City with the Erina, Kincumber, Gosford and Wyoming libraries celebrating a combined total of 95 years of service.

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August marked Gosford City Library’s 65th year in operation, having first opened its doors to the public in 1948 and the Erina, Kincumber and Wyoming branches are each celebrating their 10th birthdays in the coming months. To commemorate these milestones, Gosford Council is inviting residents to take part in a range of fun and interactive events being held throughout September and November including afternoon teas, seminars

he Central Coast Conservatorium will present a Premiere Ensembles Concert featuring a new work by Phillip Rutherford at Gosford Anglican Church on Friday, September 20, from 7pm.

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is inspired by the world of exploration and has several musical themes. The piece is a part of the 2013 Composers’ Concert Series and is supported by Arts NSW. Email, 26 Aug 2013 Lisa Kelly, Central Coast Conservatorium

birthday card display where people can visit their local branch, select a card and write a message to be put on show. “Members of the public are invited to visit Kincumber Library at 2:30pm on Thursday, September 5, for a special birthday afternoon tea complete with a celebratory birthday cake. “Also in the month of September, customers who borrow five or more library items will go into the draw to win free book reservations for six months.

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Approval sought for ‘Mariners Cove”

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The concert will feature the Central Coast Youth Orchestra, directed by John Nottle, the Central Coast Symphonic Wind Orchestra, the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra and the Central Coast Children’s Choir. Rutherford’s major work ‘Into the Unknown’

and displays. Library services manager Mr Alan Flores said this was a historic occasion for the much loved community assets. “These celebrations are a reminder of the important role libraries play in our community. “Through our branches, the Gosford City Library service offers the community ease of access to information and resources for people of all ages. “Event activities include a collaborative community

“To conclude celebrations, the Erina, Gosford and Wyoming branches will each be holding their birthday themed Storytime on Tuesday, November 12, which will be followed by afternoon tea. “These festivities are just one small way we can say thank you to the community for their ongoing support and we encourage everyone to come along to celebrate this great occasion with us,” Mr Flores said.

osford Council has agreed to approach the Department of Primary Industries – Catchments and Lands and the Geographical Names Board to request that the cove adjacent to Bluetongue Stadium be named ‘Mariners Cove’.

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The area is currently unnamed and the change would reinforce the home of the Mariners as the Gosford

Waterfront. The Mariners also have intentions to utilise the area for future commercial

Coast Mariners director Mr Mike Charlesworth on August 9 requesting that Council consider the name change.

opportunities and social development. Council received a written request from Central

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Out & About

Spring celebrated at Gosford markets

Open Gardens in Peats Ridge and Somersby pen Gardens Australia will present two displays on September 27 and 28 at Moss Grove in Somersby and Kawana Gardens Nursery in Peats Ridge.

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Moss Grove is an eightyear-old award winning garden defined by a structural backbone of trees, shrubs and hedges. It features views of Tuggerah Lakes and is a mix of native and exotic plants. Particular interest is often taken in the Manchurian Pears and the Japanese

maple walk. Kawana Gardens Nursery was designed as an ‘All seasons’ garden boasting colour and texture. This cottage style display features herbs, bulbs and herbaceous perennials filled with spring colour and perfume. All proceeds from the

day will be donated to the Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) and the Waterfall Springs Wildlife Sanctuary in Kulnura. Both displays will open from 10am to 4.30pm. Email, 2 Sep 2013 Jo McMillan, Open Gardens Australia

Shark talk nformation about the Great White shark’s biology, habitat, movement patterns and behaviour will be the subject of a Marine Discovery Series talk coordinated by the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA) at Terrigal Surf Club on Wednesday, September 18, from 6:30pm to 9pm.

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“This is a fantastic opportunity for the local community to hear one of Australia’s key experts on the Great White, the CSIRO’s Barry Bruce, talk about recent research on juveniles and their nursery grounds off Australia’s east coast,” said Hunter-Central Rivers CMA education officer Ms Mare Whelan. Mr Bruce first conducted research on the Great White in South Australia in the early 1990s and has conducted many projects in areas around Australia including Port Stephens where the most recent research projects received funding from the CMA. The research is part of a nationally coordinated program supported with funding from the

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Australian Government’s National Environmental Research Program, Marine Biodiversity Hub. It builds on over 20 years of research by the CSIRO, involving many partners at both the national and international level. Accompanying Barry will be Professor William Gladstone from the University of Technology Sydney, formerly from University of Newcastle, who has been coordinating aerial surveys of the Great White shark nursery area off the Port Stephens coast for the past year in partnership with the CSIRO and the CMA.

Professor Gladstone said aerial surveys played an important role in assessing the actual number of juvenile sharks in a given area. “Estimating the number of Great White sharks, to ascertain whether they are benefiting from protection is a real challenge,” said Professor Gladstone. “Conducting aerial surveys of juveniles within the nursery area, combined with information about their behaviour and movements, might be the solution.” Media release, 5 Sep 2013 Maree Whelan, HunterCentral Rivers Catchment Management Authority

t’s “Spring Fest” time again where Gosford celebrates all things in the garden at the upcoming Gosford City Markets on Saturday, September 14.

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Gosford Business Improvement District manager Mr Paul Brasch said: “We are very excited to put together a larger variety of stall holders for our markets on Saturday, September 14, with a special emphasis on spring products for the home and garden.” “The Gosford City Markets will run from 8am to 1pm and will feature a full program of live entertainment. “There is always a great variety of market stalls featuring pastry treats,

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he Mars Food Australia Gosford New Year’s Eve Festival has been selected as a finalist in the Festivals and Events category of the 2013 Qantaslink Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism.

“The Mars Food Australia Gosford New Year’s Eve Festival is an exciting action packed annual event, held on December 31 each year on the Gosford Waterfront,” said Gosford Business Improvement District (GBID) manager Mr Paul Brasch. “This Festival is the only professionally organised and managed end of year

event in the Gosford Local Government Area and is sustainably funded. “The success of the event is largely due to funding received from generous sponsors including Mars Food Australia, Gosford City Council, Gosford Race Club, Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Leagues Club. “In-kind support is also received from 2GO, Central Coast Express Advocate, NBN Television, Ducks Crossing Publications, Imag Monthly, Gosford City Chamber of Commerce, Central Coast Tourism and Alison Vidler Designs. “The New Year’s Eve Festival is a culmination of three components; A Day at the Races which is held

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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.

at the Gosford Race Club, A Night at the Football held at Bluetongue Stadium and An Evening on the Waterfront located on Leagues Club Field and the Central Coast Highway. “The Festival is coordinated by GBID and brings tens of thousands of locals and visitors together at this festive time of year. “The atmosphere is absolutely amazing,” said Mr Brasch. The winners of the 2013 Qantaslink Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism will be announced at a 1920s themed Awards night at Wests Leagues Club in New Lambton, Newcastle, on Wednesday, August 14.

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.

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yong Council’s n e w e s t playground, complete with a 25 metre long double flying fox, was officially opened by mayor Cr Doug Eaton on Saturday, August 3.

The playground is located at Sohier Park, Ourimbah, on the corner of Ken Cook Way and Shirley St. “The playground has been four and a half years in the planning after Council made a resolution to construct it in November, 2008,” mayor Cr Eaton said. “Our staff have done

a fantastic job with the design and construction of the playground and I know that it has already proved extremely popular with local residents who have long called for a facility like this in the Ourimbah area. “Throughout the consultation phase, which involved 500 letters sent to residents, all responses received by Council were extremely favourable, including the direct consultation with the Ourimbah Precinct Committee and Ourimbah Neighbourhood Playgroup.

“I encourage everyone to get along and experience the playground first hand because it really is a state of the art facility with some wonderful equipment for the kids to enjoy.” The playground caters for children aged between two and 12 years and features a 25 metre long double flying fox, a 7.4 metre high net climbing structure, explorative dinosaur skeleton, regular play equipment such as swings, slide and spring toys, large shelter, bike racks and seating for the adults.

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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.

Strazz to perform Brazilian jazz

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entral Coast Conservatorium guitar tutor Mr Guy Strazz will present a Brazilian jazz music concert on Friday, August 23, at The Entrance Art Gallery from 8pm.

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

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.

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

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.

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he Rudd Labor Government will, if elected, provide Federal funding for the construction of a permanent walkway to cater for the annual 5 Lands Walk on the Central Coast, cementing this event as a key tourist attraction into the future, according to Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill.

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breads, honey, meats, fresh produce, unique arts, crafts, home wares and more. “This month will also feature garden products, plants and displays, particularly a special scarecrow display by the Central Coast Community College. “It is great to see Kibble Park come alive for the Markets. “While you are here, come and support our local Gosford City traders and look around at the variety of shops. “With our Spring

Government’s Biodiversity Fund that is already included in the budget. Deputy Prime Minister Mr Anthony Albanese and Ms O’Neill today announced the Rudd Labor Government would provide $2.5 million for the permanent walkway and accompanying lookouts, which will stretch for 9km from MacMasters Beach through Copacabana, Avoca, North Avoca, and Terrigal Beach. “The Central Coast of NSW takes in some of the

most spectacular coastline in NSW and it’s no wonder that the 5 Lands Walk already attracts some 14,000 walkers every year,” Mr Albanese said. “The new walkway and additional lookouts will make this beautiful walk even better. “A permanent pathway will greatly improve safety and amenity and open up access to coastal communities for locals and visitors alike. “This will ensure the ongoing success of the 5

Lands Walk. “Deb has been a fierce advocate for this project and was instrumental in securing this funding commitment.” Ms O’Neill welcomed the funding saying it would deliver a big boost to the region. “The 5 Lands Walk is one of the Central Coast’s biggest cultural and tourist events and brings together thousands of walkers, surf clubs, local schools and businesses who together make this event a great

success,” she said. “This funding will cement the walk as the flagship event for our region and deliver a big boost to tourism providers and local businesses.” Ms O’Neill’s campaign spokesperson said that although the funding had been committed, “what we are finding is that the Liberal Party is saying they will not be proceeding with these sorts of infrastructure commitments”. “With the money in the

Budget, and accounted for in the Pre-election Fiscal Outlook, we expected that these important projects would be able to go ahead with an incoming government only needing to sign the contracts. “Unfortunately, that is looking less likely as Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Warren Truss indicated at the National Press Club just last week that the Coalition would be ripping $2 billion out of regional infrastructure.”

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Central Coast Art Society Monthly Meetings and Garden new friends Lectures, demonstrations and 0408 704 701 Visits with speakers and discussion. www.centralcoast.u3anet.org.au discussions relating to rare Weekly paint-outs Tuesdays and unusual plants. 4349 5860 for locations Wyoming New comers welcome Workshops - 4363 1820 Community Centre Every 2nd Thur 9.30am - 12.30pm 1st and 3rd 12noon to 2.30pm Wed Social Meetings 1.30pm Programs and activities incl. 4367 6292 Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, Blokes 4th Wed Gosford City Arts Breakfast’s, Community Centre. Wamberal Markets, Out of School Hours 4325 1420 Garden Club Inc Care, Play Group 4323 7483 publicity@artcentralcoast.asn.au manager@wyomingcc.org.au 10am 3rd Tue Community Groups related outing following week Kincumber Visitors Welcome ABC - “The Friends” Neighbourhood Centre Terrigal Rotary Hall Support group for Public • Personal development 4384 5193 Broadcaster. • Community Garden 4385 2205 Aims. safeguard ABC’s • Counselling independence, funding, & • Meditation Health Groups and friendship standards. Meetings through • Support Alcoholics Anonymous Groups the year + social afternoons If you want to drink, Well-known guest speakers • Music and Movement for under 5 that’s your business. 4341 5170 • Rooms for hire If you want to stop, www.fabcnsw.org.au 4363 1044 that’s our business. Meet every Sat - Progress Central Coast Lapidary Koolewong, Point Clare Hall Ronald Ave, Wyoming Club Inc. & Tascott Progress 8pm Learn silverwork, Cabochons, Association 4323 3890 Faceting, Enamelling, Stone Aims to provide resources for Tumbling and Polishing communication. Dying with Dignity NSW, Fieldtrips and fossicking Special guests, community Central Coast Weekly Workshops Tue, Thur involvement, heritage, Working to give those & Sat 9 - 2.30pm diversity, education, suffering unrelievedly from Thur 7 - 10pm safety and small business terminal or incurable illness 4362 2246 opportunities. the legal right to request & Point Clare Community Hall receive medical help to die Community Care 2nd Thurs Bi Monthly. Quarterly Meetings Services - Central Coast 0411 266 325 4369 8053 Memory lane - Doing things together Café Sydney Welsh Choir For people with memory Cultural not for profit Meals on Wheels loss & their carers to enjoy a organisation performing at Delivered meals and flexible relaxing coffee morning with concerts and various venues food options for people with a others experiencing similar to promotoe the Welsh functional disability circumstances culture with our singing, also 4382 9401 10am to 11.30am performing for charity fund Caroline Bay Brasserie - East raising. Central Coast Prostate Gosford 2nd Wednesday 4369 3378 Cancer Support Group 4324 4244 (Gosford) Computer Groups Meet last Friday Month Gosford Politics AACC Computer Terrigal Uniting Church in the Pub Club Inc. 380 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal Come and solve the problems www.aacc.asn.au 9.30am to 12 noon of the world over a friendly Help with Computing 4367 9600 drink and a bite to eat. Guest problems - Program demos www.pcfa.org.au speakers. + Q&A sessions. Monthly First Thurs 6pm Dutton’s meetings held from Feb to Central Coast Prostate Tavern 161 Mann St, Gosford Nov 2nd Wed Windows 7 Cancer Support Group 0438 363 108 to 10pm Narara Valley H S, (Wyong) Fountains Rd, Narara Meet last Monday Month I AM LOST 4th Thurs Social + Windows Wyong Golf Club Deep Conversations & 12.15 – 3.15pm East Gosford Pacific Highway Wyong systematic exercises for Progress Hall, Webb Rd understanding my self & my 10.30am to 12 noon 4362 1918 or 4324 2740 place in life. 4356 9300 Gurdjieff Society - Ancient and secretary@aacc.asn.au www.pcfa.org.au modern knowledge. History Groups 0425 296 783 Seniors Computer Club www.gurdjieff.org.au Central Coast Inc. Brisbane Water Beginners class PC or Mac Historical Society Rotary Club of Mon or Tues. Classes Mon to • Coach tours • School Gosford North Fri for most programs – see educational tours • Annual A very active community website. 10am – 12md or 1pm Street Stalls • Participation minded club with many - 3pm Kincumber & District in History Heritage Week projects focussed on assisting Neighbourhood Centre. Mthly Celebration Margaret Pearce youth. If you are keen to Meetings, Guest Speaker at 4325 2270 support our great projects, get Kincumber Hotel 1st Mon involved with our fun club or 4369 2530 Fellowship of First discuss joining, please contact Fleeters Central Coast Garden Clubs Graham Black 0410 509 071, For anyone interested in grahamblack@iprimus.com.au Erina Heights early history or early family Garden Club histories. Don’t need to be a Rotary Club of Meet at 10am 3rd Fri First Fleeter. Kariong/Somersby each Month Wyong RSL Club 2nd Sat International service club Meetings and garden visits 10:30am 4323 1849 improves lives of communities informal and friendly. in Australia and overseas. New members welcome Central Coast Family Fun-filled activities, fellowship 4384 6750 History Society Inc. and friendship breakfasts. All the resources, information Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Australasian Native and advice needed to study Penang Rd (opp Shell) - Fri Orchid Society your family’s history available. 7:15am 4340 4529 Cultivation and conservation 8 Russell Drysdale St, East kersuebay@philliphouse.com.au of Aust Native Orchids. 2nd Gosford. 1st Sat 1pm Lions Wed, Narara Community Community Hall E Gosford U3A Central Coast Centre, 2 Pandala Rd Narara 4324 5164 Mature age people are - 8pm www.centralcoastfhs.org.au invited to participate in a 4340 5157 Music wide range of courses to broaden the mind and make Matcham Garden Club Soundwaves

Men’s acapella 4 part harmony chorus - for all ages, all welcome 7:00pm Mon Central Coast Leagues Club 0405 030 945 randtbale@bigpond.com

Spirit of the Coast singers Small A Cappella Vocal Ensemble. All welcome Every Wed 7.15 - 9.30pm. 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. Probus Club of Avoca 10am 3rd Mon Avoca Beach Bowling Club 4368 6157 4384 3741

Ourimbah RSL 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

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 cclcbridgeclub@westnet.com.au

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

Central Coast Handweavers, Spinners and Textile Arts Guild Probus Club of Brisbane Spinning and weaving, Water (Gosford) patchwork and quilting, 1st Wed 10am - Legacy felting and other fibre and gosfordnorthiw@live.com.au House, Opp Gosford fabric crafts, community Swimming Centre quiting bees - Day and Night Inner Wheel Club 4365 0044 Groups of Terrigal 4325 4743 Share friendship, social Probus Club Erina www.centralcoasthsguild.org.au activities as well as fundraising 10:30am 2nd Tues Tarragal for local, national and Central Coast Campus Glen Country Club, 110 international projects. Friends Inc Karalta Rd, Erina 2nd Tues, 7pm Terrigal Rotary 4360 1441 Post school learning, Hall, Duffy Road Terrigal advocacy, dinners, 4384 1553 Probus Club Nth discussions, speakers, terigalinnerwheel@gmail.com Gosford awards, newsletters and 4th Tues Central Coast special projects Soroptimist 4324 0023 Leagues Club 10am International sonhopk@bigpond.net.au 4329 0766 www.cccampusfriends.org Brisbane Water Soroptimist speaker for Ourimbah combined Indoor Bowls women and girls of all nations Probus Club Mixed Social through awaness advocacy Mthly meetings 1st Wed 10am Central Coast Leagues Club and action by supporting Niagara Park Community Come learn this friendy game national and international Centre for all ages! programs 4332 1538 5 sessions weekly 2nd Thur 6:45pm - Breakers www.probussouthpacific. 4363 2360 43686811 Country Club, Dover Rd org/pcourimbah Wamberal 4367 6331 Terrigal Ladies Travel sibrisbanewater@siswp.org Probus Club Friendship Force Rotary Hall, Duffy’s Rd Terrigal Central Coast Kincumber View Club - 1st Mon 1.30pm 4385 3395 A travel club with a For ladies looking for a place difference! to make friends. Interesting Probus Club See a country from the speakers, lunch, bus trips, West Gosford inside and change the way movie days and home 2nd Thur Narara Community you see the world. functions. 4th Tues Davistown Centre, 2 Pandala Rd Narara Travel in small groups and RSL Club 11am 10am 4362 7227 stay with friends in 370 clubs 4369 7363 around the world. Public Speaking We in turn host small groups Terrigal View Club Develop confidence by from other clubs. Luncheon meeting followed improving your speaking skills. 4399 3625 4388 9435 by a guest speaker 1st Wed, Meetings are entertaining and www.friendshipforcecentralcoast.asn.au Also outings and functions educational. mthly. Breakers Club Dover Women’s Groups Rd Wamberal Coastal Girl Guides 4358 5500 Communicators Women 18 + needed for Toastmasters Club 1st and 3rd Sats Avoca Beach Bowling Club 10.15am. 4341 6842 If you would like your Community jancummings@y7mail.com

Blue Gum Flat Toastmasters Mthly meetings 1st and 3rd Mon 7.30-9.30pm

Organisation listed here, see www.duckscrossing.org/publications.html for the forms or contact COAST Community News on 4325 7369


Coast Community News - September 10, 2013 - Page 19

Out & About

Fashion parade for charity implicity Funerals’ Erina chapel held a fashion parade on Wednesday, August 21, which raised about $500 for Coast Shelter’s family program, Kara Women and Children’s Refuge.

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The refuge provides crisis accommodation and support to single women and women with children. “The majority of the 93 guests who attended the event were people who were last in the chapel to say goodbye to their loved ones,” said Simplicity Funerals Erina location supervisor Ms Janette Davison. “And it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces under much happier circumstances.” The evening raised around $500 for the Kara

Women and Children’s Refuge as guests came to see the latest fashions from Noni B Erina, were served light refreshments and had the chance to win a variety of prizes, including a range of hair products from Splash Hair, items from Beauty Chic and one of the flower arrangements by Central Coast Florist that was on display throughout the evening. “I would like to thank everyone who made the evening such a success,” said Ms Davison. “Especially our very

generous community partners and our fantastic models Karen Allen, NAB Bank, Helen Hutton, Anne Tassell, former Model for The Wool Foundation, Mark Cribb, Gosford Selective School, Gwenda King, Central Coast Fire Chief’s wife, Margaret Robson, Brisbane Water Secondary College and Ann McMahon, Simplicity Funerals Central Coast.” Media release, 14 Aug 2013 Sara Elridge, Senior Agency Australia

Dress ups recommended for JH Dance Band he Central Coast Bush Dance and Music Association (CCBDMA) will hold its Evening of Dance with JH Dance Band on Saturday, September 14, at the East Gosford Progress Hall from 7:30pm to 11:30pm.

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CCBDMA president Ms Robyn Graylin said dancers are invited to dress up in a “slinky dress, dinner suit, ragtime outfit, 30s or 40s style or anything at all really”. “The programme is compiled of Old Time dances, like the Canadian

Three Step, Valeta Waltz and Barn Dance; Ragtime dances such as Dinki One Step and Chicago Swing and will include a Quadrille or two as well some bush dances and a few Contra dances; a really varied programme,” said Ms Graylin.

“All the dances are easy and will be taught, walked through and called by one of Sydney’s leading MCs and dance callers Mr John Short.” Media release, 5 Sep 2013 Robyn Graylin, CCBDMA

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

Wednesday Sept 11 Central Coast Potters Society committee meeting, 6:30pm, East Gosford

Friday Sept 13 Muma Janes Blues Band, Avoca Beach Hotel, 8:30am-11:30pm

Saturday Sept 14

Antique and Vintage Fair

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he Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair will be held at the Terrigal Scout Hall on October 19 and 20.

The fair will host an array of stalls selling antiques, vintage items and clothing, old wares, collectables, old records and books, retro and shabby chic homewares,

rustic relics and unique oneoff pieces. The event will run from 8am to 4pm and entry fee on the day will be a gold coin donation, with

proceeds going to Scouts Association.

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Email, 28 Aug 2013 Carol Bartlett, Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair

2 Wheeled Treksbeginners ride to Mt Wondabyne, Brisbane Water National Park, 10am-1pm Gosford City Markets, Kibble Park, Gosford, 8am-1pm ‘Mind and Its Potential’ course, Green Point Community centre Spring Fair, Gosford Uniting Church, 8:30am12:30pm Art show, Coast Christian School, Bensville, 10am-4pm Central Coast Bush Dance and Music Association’s Evening of Dance with JH Dance Band, East Gosford Progress Hall, 7:30pm11:30pm Gosford City Markets, Kibble Park, 8am-1pm

Sunday Sept 15 Davistown Markets, 9am-2pm Lukas, 6, diagnosed with actue lymphoblastic leukaemia, wished to be a pirate for a day.

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Waratah Glory, Brisbane Water National Park, 10am-12:30pm Explore the Flannel Flower Track to Box Head, Bouddi National Park, 9am-1pm

Wednesday Sept 18 Great White shark talk, Terrigal Surf Club, 6:30pm9pm

Thursday Sept 19

Centre’s Annual Ladies Pamper Day, Watanobbi Community Centre, 2pm4pm Central Coast Home Expo. Central Coast Grammar School, Erina Heights Cruise in Company and Treasure Hunt, Gosford Public Wharf, 11am

Sunday Sept 22

The Rhythm Hut grand opening, The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, 6:30pm

Central Coast Home Expo. Central Coast Grammar School, Erina Heights

Friday Sept 20

Monday Sept 23

Battle of the Bands U18 semi final, The Hub, Erina Dying with Dignity quarterly meeting, Meeting room 3, The Hive, Erina Fair, Kincumber, 10am Central CoastPlayground Under 18s featuring Ministry of Sound: Session 10, The Hub, Erina, 6:30pm10:30pm Premier Ensembles Concert, Gosford Anglican Church, 7pm Blue Light Disco, The Hill Youth Centre, Kariong, 7:30pm-9:30pm Brackets and Jam, Kincumba Mountain, 7pm

Saturday Sept 21 Wyong Neighbourhood

JD’s World of Magic, Imperial Centre, Gosford, 11am and 1pm

Tuesday Sept 24 Grandma Moses Art Exhibition, Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre, 10:30am-4pm

Wednesday Sept 25 Grandma Moses Art Exhibition, Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre, 10:30am-4pm Gosford Bush Poets, Gosford Hotel, 7pm

Thursday Sept 26 Grandma Moses Art Exhibition, Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre, 10:30am-4pm

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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Out & About

Coast Community News - September 10, 2013 - Page 21

International Talk Like a Pirate Day in Gosford

Rhythm Hut Grand Opening

nternational Talk Like a Pirate Day will be celebrated in Gosford on Saturday, September 21, with a Cruise in Company and Treasure Hunt on Brisbane Water.

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The event, run by the NSW State Transit Authority and supported by BIAS Boating Australia, is designed to encourage youth participation in sailing and help raise

Public Notice The loss of a spouse / partner can devastate and immobilise us. Please don’t grieve alone. Solace offers non-judgemental support. Groups offered in Gosford and Wyong. Contact Liz Martin Solace Assoc Inc NSW

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Central Coast Home Expo to be bigger and better he Central Coast Home Expo will be held at the Central Coast Grammar School at Erina Heights on September 21 and 22, giving locals a chance to either showcase their business services or enjoy what other home and garden businesses have to offer.

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Following positive feedback from attendees at last year’s Expo, locals can look forward to two days of home and garden related entertainment, ideas and opportunities. The 2013 Central Coast Home Expo aims to be bigger and better, with 96 indoor and 31 outdoor sites being allocated, along with two centre stage areas for demos and double the amount of promotions. “It’s well worth being part of the Expo,” said Mitre 10 Kincumber director and store manager Mr Peter Steele. “Adam (Gilbert) and the team have brought to the Coast what locals used to

have to travel to Sydney or Newcastle to see. “It’s a fantastic community event that allows local, independently owned businesses to showcase what they offer to local consumers,” said Mr Steele. The day which is run by locals for locals, promises to deliver for those Central Coast locals who are once again gearing up to spruce up their homes and gardens. Entry into the event is through a gold coin donation, with proceeds going to Coast Shelter.

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he Rhythm Hut will host its official grand opening night at its new location in Gosford on Thursday, September 19, from 6:30pm

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Sport

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East Gosford students compete in carnival isabled students at East Gosford Public School competed at the Northcott’s 2013 Junior Athletics Carnival on Tuesday, August 27.

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Northcott is a not-for-profit disability service provider that supports more than 11,400 people living with disabilities, their families and carers across NSW and the ACT. Over 90 kids with disabilities took part in the special athletics carnival in Sydney. The students competed in a range of athletic track and field events modified especially for those with physical disabilities. Events included wheelchair sprints, relays, obstacle courses, discus, shot put and more. Four-time London Paralympics gold medallist Ellie Cole opened the carnival. “It’s great we had Ellie opening the carnival to act as an inspiration for the kids to

do their best,” said Northcott’s recreation service manager Ms Jodie Wilkins. “Our focus is on participation, not competition. “Many schools and families rely on Northcott’s annual athletics carnivals to give kids with disabilities the chance to compete and enjoy sport on a level playing field.” Ms Wilkins said Northcott relies on the generous support of donors and supporters to fund its athletics carnival because no funding is received from the government. “We would like to say a huge thanks to our sensational supporters and donors who kindly give to us so we can make these much needed events happen.” Email, 23 Aug 2013 Ryan Young, Northcott

Marianne Mihellis breaks 800m record

rimary students from St Philips Christian College attended the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) athletics carnival in Glendale on Tuesday, August 6.

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Student Marianne Mihellis broke the U9 girls’ 800m HRIS track record which will see her progress to the CIS Primary athletics carnival to be held on September 11.

number of students from the Central Coast Adventist School have performed well in sporting activities recently with 12 students to represent the school at the CIS Athletics Carnival in Homebush on Wednesday, September 11.

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Max Anderson, Shona Bolst, Oliver Chippendale, Jay Davis, Indigo Ditterick, Aaron Humphries, Eden Leary, Imogen McLoughlin,

Marianne will represent St Philips College as well at the HRIS. Newsletter, Aug 16 2013 Michelle Kelly, St Philips Christian College

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FRI - 13 0147 - 1.20 0737 - 0.53 1416 - 1.55 2109 - 0.44 MON - 16 0523 - 1.34 1110 - 0.40 1738 - 1.72

SAT - 14 0307 - 1.19 0851 - 0.53 1530 - 1.59 2219 - 0.38 TUE - 17 0013 - 0.22 0616 - 1.45 1208 - 0.32 1831 - 1.76 FRI - 20 0222 - 0.18 0833 - 1.66 1441 - 0.23 2052 - 1.65 MON - 23 0415 - 0.38 1037 - 1.62 1700 - 0.39 2300 - 1.33

THU - 19 0142 - 0.15 0749 - 1.62 1352 - 0.22 2007 - 1.73 SUN - 22 0338 - 0.30 0957 - 1.66 1614 - 0.32 2217 - 1.44

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Summer McShane Cale, Tori Robertson, Callum Sutton and Angelo Zwaanswijk will represent the region as part of the HRIS athletics team.

The school’s Year 9 and 10 oztag team also recently travelled to Morrie Breen Oval in Kanwal to compete in the Central Coast High

School’s Oztag Gala Day. The boys went down in three close pool games while the girls team won two of its three pool games, however, didn’t make the finals on count back. Newsletter, 5 Sep 2013 Dean Bennetts, Central Coast Adventist School

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ighty bowlers participated in the annual Gosford City Bowling Club Members Day held on Saturday, July 20.

Special guests for the day included Kevin Dring from Royal NSW and Doug Rose who represented Zone 15. After an 11am muster and meal, secretary and MC Wes Lasscock called the gathered members to order for the Royal Toast. Kevin and Doug were then asked to update members on happenings and alterations to their

respective areas. President John Gifford named four members who had given outstanding service to the club over the preceding year to receive merit awards. These members were Bob Cromack and Ron Alchin who received Royal awards and Eddy Craft and Dick Powe who received Zone awards. John Gifford also

received a merit award for long service. The women’s bowling club was represented by president Judy Crawford who nominated Laurel Ellis and Helen Morris for merit awards. Terry Bryan, Bill Murphy, Tom Lee and George Partridge were awarded the club tradition OBE (Over Bloody Eighty) award for reaching the age of 80.

The day culminated in a game of bowls to the bell, which as in previous years, was played for the Keith Rumbelow shield. Keith Rumbelow was a man who fought hard for the bowling club during the construction of Bluetongue Stadium, which threatened the club’s existence. The winners on the day were Stan McClure, Allan Cragg and Glen Mathieson.

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Surf club wins Landcare award acMasters Beach SLSC, strong advocates for foreshore cleanup in the Hawkesbury River estuary, has won the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 NSW Landcare Awards.

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The club works with community members, National Parks and Wildlife Service and several councils to regularly carry out foreshore clean-up activities. The group is able to monitor over 70 kms of foreshore through this program. “We are highly privileged that a surf lifesaving club is being recognised for conservation work by Landcare,” said Mr Johnston. The biennial awards ceremony, held on Wednesday, September 4, in Newcastle in conjunction with the NSW Landcare and Catchment Management Forum, celebrated individual and community volunteer projects that have made

achievements.” Landcare Australia CEO Ms Tessa Jakszewicz also praised the winners for their exceptional work. “The high calibre of this year’s winners demonstrates the dedication and vibrancy of the Landcare community in NSW, and the essential role it plays in the management of the state’s natural resources,” Ms Jakszewicz said. “The variety of projects across all nine categories is a fantastic representation of the diversity of the Landcare movement and I look forward to meeting with winners again at next year’s National Landcare Awards.”

significant contributions to the environment in local communities around NSW. Landcare NSW chair Mr Rob Dulhunty congratulated the winners for their outstanding efforts which have created positive outcomes for environmental sustainability. “All of the nominees and winners should be incredibly proud of the impact they have made in protecting the natural resources in the local communities,” Mr Dulhunty said. “Volunteers play a vital role in restoring and maintaining our environment at a local level and the Landcare Awards is a terrific opportunity to acknowledge their efforts and celebrate their

Media release, 5 Sep 2013 Frencesca Seabourne, Landcare Australia

James Myers, Tessa Jakszewicz and Graham Johnston

Davistown RSL Bowling Club celebrates 40th anniversary ne hundred and forty members and guests of Davistown RSL Bowling Club celebrated at a dinner dance on the evening of Saturday, August 17, to commemorate the RSL’s 40th anniversary

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President Mr Mike Fletcher welcomed an array of guests which

included Bowls Central Coast president Mr Max LeGuier and his wife Joan

and state councillor Kevin Dring and his wife Pam representing the Royal

NSW Bowling Association. Master of Ceremonies Gary Dowling took everyone on a trip down memory lane with slide show that tracked the history of the club and

the many characters and personalities that had contributed to its growth over the years. Presidents of the respective men’s and ladies’ bowling clubs

Mike Fletcher and Beau Seagrott did the honours in cutting an anniversary birthday cake. Media release, 19 Aug 2013 Kevin Dring, Bowls Central Coast

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Jayden Hodgson in Australian basketball team Stacey Hodgson

entral Coast Adventist School Year 10 student Jayden Hodgson is currently in America competing in the Adidas National Camp and Tournament in South Beach California as part of the Australian basketball team.

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“This is a huge camp with many countries attending and the top 40 American students,” said Jayden’s mum Stacey. In January this year Jayden was a member of the NSW Waratahs U18 Country Basketball team that won the Australian Country Basketball Cup at Albury. From this tournament he was selected as captain of the NSW Country team to

compete at the Australian U18 championships in Queensland in April. “Jayden is classed as bottom age and is still eligible to play in the same age group next year,” said Ms Hodgson. “He is the only student from his school ever to make NSW Combined Open basketball team which won the All School State Championships. “Jayden has another two years at making this team again as it is an open team with students up to and including Year 12.” As a result of Jayden’s performance in last year’s U16 Nationals he was selected in a 20 man Australian squad to train for the World U17 Basketball Championships in 2014. The squad has had three camps at the Australian

Institute of Sport (AIS) where players have been dropped and others added. “He has just received notice that he is invited back to the AIS in August as part of the final 16 man squad,” said Ms Hodgson. A team of 10 will be picked from this camp to play in the Oceania Series against New Zealand in Melbourne where the winning country will represent Oceania in the 2014 U17 World Basketball Championships in Dubai in June next year. Jayden has also been part of an Australian squad that attended the Asia Nike Basketball camp in China. “Jayden is working so very hard to hold his position in these squads and teams as your performance is regularly tested,” said Ms Hodgson.

The partnership agreement aims to provide Gosford City exposure at a national and international level and focuses on a range of community benefits including youth, recreational and sporting development opportunities, increased tourism and visitor attraction to the region. Council sponsored the Central Coast Mariners between 2008 and 2011 in conjunction with Wyong Council, Business Central

Coast and the Department of State and Regional Development for a total of approximately $440,000. Council concluded its sponsorship of the club following the 2010-2011 season. While the joint sponsorship of the Mariners was successful, Council had resolved to investigate opportunities to sponsor other regional activities, projects and joint ventures in the marketing of Gosford City. The Central Coast Mariners have built a reputation as the most consistent team in the national competition’s history, as four time grand finalists, two time premiers and 2013 Hyundai A-League Champions. Following their success, the Central Coast Mariners reapproached Gosford

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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he Central Coast Adventist School junior boys’ and junior girls’ touch football teams competed at the Central Coast Regional Touch Football

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Championships at Adcock Park on July 30. Undefeated in their round games, the boy’s football team lost in the semi-final game against a strong opponent. The team still managed

to place third overall for the Central Coast. The girls’ football team did not qualify for the semifinals, despite playing a number of impressive games in the round games. Overall, they placed sixth out of a possible 18.

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.”

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i n g a r a Recreation Club has signed a new three year business partnership with the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS). 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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Council with the opportunity to become a sleeve sponsor for the next three seasons commencing this year. The partnership will provide Gosford Council with exposure at a national level through the Hyundai A-League competition and at an international level through the Asian Champions League (ACL). Four ACL games were held in Gosford against competing teams from March to May and drew crowds of up to 8,000 people, accompanied by large visiting delegations from overseas supporting their respective teams. The funding of $120,000 per year for three seasons, totalling $360,000, will be sourced from Council’s To u r i s m - B u s i n e s s Development Special Levy.

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osford Council has entered into a three year partnership with the Central Coast Mariners Football Club and will provide $120,000 in sponsorship each year to the club as part of the agreement.

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he University of Newcastle has announced a significant c o m m u n i t y partnership with the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS), signing a fiveyear sponsorship agreement.

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he Woy Woy oval r e d eve l o p m e n t will proceed with Federal funding of $3.5 million promised by both Labor and Liberal candidates.

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Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill have announced $3.5 million in federal funding for the redevelopment of Woy Woy Oval. “Federal Labor has a strong commitment to community sport and the Woy Woy Oval is an important piece of community infrastructure,” said Minister Farrell. “This funding is recognition of the great

community support that the Member for Robertson Deb O’Neill has garnered in her work with members of Woy Woy’s local rugby clubs.” Ms O’Neill has been working for over a year with representatives of Country Rugby League and local rugby union clubs who share the use of the oval towards receiving a funding commitment. “I’ve had more than 2000 Coasties sign my petition to show the Federal Government just how important this piece of infrastructure is for the Peninsula. Meanwhile, Liberal candidate for Robertson Lucy Wicks announced a $3.5 million funding

commitment to the redevelopment of the Woy Woy Oval grandstand. “I am very pleased to be able to announce that a Coalition government would provide this vital funding for Woy Woy Oval, which is in desperate need of redevelopment and renewal,” said Ms Wicks. “I have listened to the Woy Woy community and fought hard for this funding. “The progressive redevelopment will see the oval capable of accommodating large numbers of spectators. “This will be fantastic for the local community and surrounding areas.” The funding for Woy Woy Oval is part of the Coalition’s

Growth Plan for the Central Coast, which Ms Wicks said would strengthen the local economy with more jobs, more investment and better services. “Redeveloping and renewing the Woy Woy Oval will provide much needed investment in community and sporting infrastructure on the Central Coast. “The redeveloped oval will be a civic centerpiece of Woy Woy and contribute to job creation in the area,” said Ms Wicks. Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Richard Mehrtens, office of Deborah O’Neill MP Media release, 28 Aug 2013 Mary Doherty, Office of Lucy Wicks

The announcement, which was made on Thursday, August 22, will see significant cash, in-kind support and direct support to athletes through an athlete scholarship program. The many elements of the agreement will allow the CCAS to operate at a level not previously enjoyed by the organisation. CCAS founder and managing director Mr Ian Robilliard said the new five-year agreement would mark a milestone in the Academy’s development. “The partnership with the University is important to the Academy on a number of fronts,” Mr Robilliard said. “Financial support allows the Academy access to $30,000 in direct funding. “The University also brings world-class support to our sporting programs through the use of the Exercise and Sports Science (ESS) facility at the Ourimbah campus. “The ESS facility provides elements to our training programs that set the Academy apart in what we are able to provide our athletes, coaches and support staff. “This agreement is

ground breaking, and to say I’m delighted is an understatement, it sets the organisation up for years to come. “I would like to thank Professor Andrew Parfitt, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic, and Professor Bill Hogarth, Pro-Vice Chancellor – Science and Information Technology, for their genuine interest in the work the Academy does, and in their support of building capacity within the Central Coast as a region. “Both Andrew and Bill have been instrumental in the support provided to the CCAS and we are indebted to them for this ground breaking announcement.” Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic Professor Andrew Parfitt said the University was proud of its long standing relationship with the Academy. “The University of Newcastle is a world-class university and nowhere is that more important than in our own community,” Professor Parfitt said. “We are pleased to support the sporting excellence being fostered at the Academy. “Our relationship with the Academy fosters our shared priorities around innovative sports education, training and research, and brings significant collaborative opportunities for our students and researchers to engage in athlete testing, reporting, research and Work Integrated Learning placements.”

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he First Grade Central Coast Rugby Union Preliminary Final saw Terrigal defeat Gosford by 34 points to three on Saturday, September 7.

Both teams each kicked an early penalty goal and, with the scores locked at three points apiece, there was nothing in the match for the opening 20 minutes. It was tough at the breakdown and both teams had their periods of attack but also lengthy periods of defence. The Gosford locks, Luke Hening and Mitch Cornwell, were winning some good lineouts but on too many occasions the ball was wasted. Terrigal took the lead at the 30th minute mark when they kicked a second penalty goal to their fullback Rob Richardson. They led the match by 6-3 at this stage but it was still anyone’s match. Gosford centre Tim Hill made several strong runs but good Terrigal defence kept him out. The first half was very even, however, Terrigal gained the ascendancy right on halftime when winger Braeden Clack scored under the posts. Terrigal centre Mitch Hirst made a great run before passing to Clack who raced

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25 metres to score just prior to the break. The conversion of this try took Terrigal to a very handy lead after a half in which both teams had their chances to take control, but it was Terrigal who went to the break leading by 13 points to three. It was a handy lead in terms of the flow of the first half. Terrigal had several good players in the first half. Flanker Sam Kenny was in everything. Kenny is a Colts player who represented NSW Country Colts this year. He made an impact at every breakdown and was well supported by centre Mitch Hirst and five-eight Tom Lowe. Hirst’s defence was exceptional but he was always on the verge of making that vital break. Gosford had their good players. The two locks were good in the lineouts, winning good ball. Luke Hening and Mitch Cornwell played well and were supported by centre David Von Kotze who never

stopped trying. The match was almost secured in the second minute of the second half when Terrigal scored their second try. The second half had barely started when centre Terrigal Dylon Calabria made a break on halfway and the gap was just there. He raced 50 metres to score the decisive try. Once again fullback Rob Richardson converted and Terrigal had gone to a match winning lead of 20 points to three. Terrigal were playing the correct style of rugby for a Preliminary Final while Gosford were just not getting things to go their way. The next 20 minutes of the second half saw both teams go back and forwards but with no result. It became a real arm wrestle. Terrigal went close to

but with certain players missing they were never in the hunt. Adam Carlisle was still on the go forward at the 80th minute but Terrigal simply did not allow them to get too far over the advantage line. Terrigal continue onto the 2013 Grand Final and will play Avoca Beach in the big one on Saturday, September 14. Avoca Beach defeated Warnervale in the Second Grade Major Semifinal by 12 points to five. There was nothing in this match throughout. Avoca Beach got away to a great start and with two tries in the first period of play they led by 12 points to nil before halftime. Warnervale did a lot of attacking in the first half and had large periods of attack as well in the second half but they simply could not get through the Avoca Beach

James Webster wins AFL’s Elliott Davey Medal

the final six rounds to claim the medal. Heeney was the extraordinary story of the count, finishing runner up on 14 votes despite playing just six matches. He claimed votes in five of these matches, including four Best on Grounds. Singleton midfielder, Kris Thompson also polled consistently throughout the year to finish in fourth position just two votes behind the leaders. The event held at Belmont 16 Footers Sailing club also saw Nelson Bay scoop the awards with Aaron Clayden winning the Granland Medal for the Best and Fairest

defence. The halftime score was 12 nil and Warnervale had it all to do. They did score a try early in the second half but Avoca Beach held on to go into the Grand Final. The U19 Major Semifinal saw Terrigal defeat Kariong by 16 points to 0 but the result was not cemented until well into the second half. Terrigal led by five points at the break and the match at that stage was up for grabs. Terrigal scored a try in each half and they were able to go on to record the win. Terrigal deserved the win but Kariong were always in with a chance. However Terrigal kept them out and secured their spot in the Under 19 Grand Final against The Entrance.

The Central Coast Rugby Union competition standings following the 14 rounds

errigal Avoca midfielder, James Webster has claimed the Elliott Davey Medal as the Best and Fairest player in the Black Diamond Cup AFL competition.

Over 200 people attended the Black Diamond AFL Elliott Davey Medal Presentation Night, which saw the 21-year-old receive maximum votes for his best on ground performance in the final round to overtake Newcastle City’s Luke Rawnsley and Cardiff’s Issac Heeney to claim the medal. One of the favourites for the medal, Webster looked in trouble early when he failed to poll a vote in the first nine rounds of the competition, and Rawnsley moved to a six vote lead with six rounds remaining. Rawnsley, however, failed to poll another vote, as Webster polled nine votes in

scoring to cement the match on occasions while Gosford were held up on also on a couple of occasions. The match developed into a real stalemate with the occasional long run by several players. It was typical Finals rugby. It was in the 22nd minute of the second half that Terrigal secured the win. Replacement flanker Dave Crawford crossed for a try and with the conversion of this try Terrigal had gone to an invincible 27 points to three lead. Fullback Rob Richardson capped off a great game when he made a 50 metre run in the dying stages of the match. Flanker Sam Kenny reaped the reward from this run when he crossed after the resultant maul to further increase their lead to 34 points to three. Gosford gave it their all,

players in the First Division competition. Jeremy Ridgeway claimed the Chris Arnold Medal as the Second Division’s Best and Fairest player as well as the goalkicking award, Tim Law took out the goal kicking award in the First Division competition while the club also took home the prestigious Club Championship trophy. Newcastle City’s, John Janczuk and Laura Hedges took home the Volunteer and Young Volunteer of the Year awards respectively. Killarney Vale youngster, Josh Mifsud took home the BDAFL Rising Star as the Best First Year player, while

Webster tipped out Cardiff young gun, Isaac Heeney to claim the Most Outstanding Young Footballer of the Year award. A major highlight was the announcement that BDAFL Representative and Terrigal Avoca coach, Chris Bishop has been awarded the AFL NSW-ACT Coach of the Year. Newcastle City gun forward Courtney Knight claimed the Maurice Goolagong Trophy as the Black Diamond Cup’s leading Goalkicker. The club also received the leagues Club Administration Award. Media release, 29 Aug 2013 Garry Burkinshaw, Black Diamond AFL

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