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Gosford Central Community News

August 1, 2011

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Council didn’t provide proper consultation, says Gibbons

Gosford waterfront Photo: Naomi Bridges

oastal Residents Gosford Council consultation for Council’s Draft Estuary


Incorporated president Mr Len Gibbons said has failed to provide proper comprehensive the new Sea Level Rise Study in Gosford Management Plan.

“Planning mechanisms for developments in sea level rise affected areas will be identified while building controls will be considered for both existing and proposed developments,” said Mr Gibbons. “The exhibition period for the Estuary Management Plan closed Friday July 29, 2011. “Gosford Harbour is one of the most badly affected

flood areas in the region and the proposed building restrictions may also impact on the multi-million dollar Gosford Harbour Landing Project. “Another key consideration of the Sea Level Rise Study will be to obtain legal advice on liability related to the risk of inundation from sea level rise. “Where Gosford Council

is a partner for major building projects there may be increased liability for both Gosford Council and its residents and this risk must be identified,” he said. Mr Gibbons said many areas that are forecast to be affected by sea level rise are flood prone and floor levels for new homes must be built to 2.45 metres above current average sea level. “Further increases in

these floor levels will impose additional costs on families building homes. “The 9000 families in Gosford City affected by Gosford Council and State Government sea level rise policies, will experience more pressure on their livelihood and wellbeing if these proposed building restrictions are accepted by Gosford Council and the NSW State Government,” he said. Media Release, 27 Jul 2011 Len Gibbons, Coastal Residents Incorporated

Gosford continues to work on partnership


osford Council has said it will continue to work in partnership with Wyong Council on a number of regional initiatives to help improve services for residents across the Central Coast.

Both Councils currently work collaboratively on a number of projects and Gosford mayor Cr Laure Maher said Gosford is looking forward to continuing to improve the efficiency of services into the future. Cr Maher said both Councils will continue to look at ways that rate payer dollars can be most effectively used. “We will carry on working

together with Wyong Council to provide services that will benefit the entire community and give residents value for their rates. “Both Councils have worked tirelessly in the establishment of the Central Coast Water Corporation and with that project beginning to progress we can now focus our efforts on regionalising more services,” he said.

Cr Maher said Gosford and Wyong had successfully regionalised services in a number of areas. “We currently work with Wyong in the areas of road safety, waste services and social planning among many others,” he said. Gosford Councils acting general manager Mr Stephen Glen said streamlining services will allow the sharing

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Agreement signed by Super Clinic $7 million agreement has been signed by Reliance GP Super Clinic Pty Ltd of Wyoming after the company was chosen to provide the Central Coast GP Super Clinic following a competitive tender process.


Acting Minister for Health and Ageing Mr Mark Butler welcomed the signing and said it was a welcome boost to health care on the southern end of the Central Coast. “This GP Super Clinic will deliver better access to coordinated health services for locals,” minister Butler said. “The Gillard Government wants to make it easier for all Australians to see and contact a doctor and GP Super Clinics around the country are making this happen.” The Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill, who secured the funding commitment for the GP Super Clinic during the 2010 election campaign, warmly welcomed the announcement. “This is an important step to providing greater access to medical care for the people of the Central Coast,” said Ms O’Neill. “Reliance will establish a new GP Super Clinic, building on its record of working with local hospitals, local GPs and community organisations.” “Reliance is also planning to develop an outreach clinic on the Bouddi Peninsula, which currently has no medical services at all, subject to the availability of appropriate commercially zoned land. “South Central Coast GP Super Clinic will provide integrated, multidisciplinary, team-based, patientcentred healthcare under one roof. “It will take pressure off

other GP services across the southern end of the Coast. “Patients at the new GP Super Clinic will be able to access care from GPs, nurses, and allied health professionals. “Importantly, the new Super Clinic will help take pressure off our local hospital. “The South Central Coast Clinic will have a strong emphasis on chronic disease and preventive health care and plans to bring together general practice, physiotherapy, dietetics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, audiology, hearing, exercise physiology, diabetes, pathology, pharmacy and radiology,” said Ms O’Neill. Mr Butler said that the GP Super Clinic would play an important role in training the next generation of local health professionals. “The South Central Coast GP Super Clinic will have a focus on training and education for medical, nursing and allied health students, and act as a major site for GP registrar training,” said Mr Butler. “Training the new healthcare workforce here on the Central Coast will help build up the numbers of GPs and other health professionals in the workforce so we can meet the needs of Central Coast residents,” said Ms O’Neill. Media Release, 27 Jul 2011 Matt Pulford, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP

of resources and expertise between both Councils. “The regionalisation of services between Gosford and Wyong has allowed us to pool resources and share knowledge to help improve the efficiency of services right across the Central Coast region. “Working together allows us to effectively provide key services to ensure the best outcomes for the community,” said Mr Glen. Media Release, 20 Jul 2011 Gosford Council Media

Reliance Medical Centre in Wyoming Photo: Naomi Bridges


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Gosford Central directory of services, contacts and support groups

Ambulance, Police, Fire 000 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Organisations

Crisis Services and Helplines Continued

Aboriginal Legal Service 8842 8000 Community Options 4351 3388 Bungree Aboriginal Association 4351 3388 Mingaletta 4342 7515 Aboriginal Home Care 4352 1153 Drug & Alcohol rehab 4388 6360 Respite Care Options 4351 3388 Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health 4351 1040 Darkinjung Local Land Council 4351 2930

Child Support Agency 13 12 72 Australian Injury Helpline 1800 223 363 Veteran Affairs Network 1300 551 918 Mens Domestic Violence 1800 000 599 Sexual Assault Resource 1800 199 888 Gay and Lesbian Counselling 1800 184 527 Gay and Lesbian Support 1800 249 377 Youth Sexuality Network 4320 2856 Vietnam Veterans 1800 043 503 Victims Support Services 1800 633 063 Translation and Interpreting Service 13 14 50

Accommodation Dept. of Housing Gosford 4323 5211 Cassie4Youth 4322 3197 Coast Shelter 4324 7239 Pacific Link Com Housing 4324 7617 Rumbalara Youth Refuge 4325 7555 Samaritans Youth Services 4351 1922 Youth Angle • Woy Woy 4341 8830 Youth Accom Hotline 1800 424 830 Temporary Accommodation 1800 152 152

Animal Rescue Wildlife Arc 4325 0666 Wires 1300 094 737

Community Centres Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre 4363 1044 Narara Community Centre 4329 0912 Kariong Neighbourhood Centre 4340 1724 Wyoming Community Centre 4323 7483 Green Point Community Centre 4367 7591 Niagara Park Community Centre 4329 7144 Men’s Shed Cluster Inc 0413 244 484

Family and Relationships Parents Helpline 132 055 Centacare Gosford 4324 6403 Gosford Family Support Service 4340 1099 Horizons (For men with children) 4333 5111 Interrelate - Family Relationships 1300 736 966 Uniting Care Burnside Gosford 1800 067 967

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

Legal & Financial Help

Mensline - talk with a bloke 1300 789 978 Lifecare Family Services 1300 130 225 Centacare: 4324 6403 Relationship Australia: 1300 364 277 Interrelate: 1800 449 118

Financial Counselling Service 4334 2304 Central Coast Legal Centre 4353 4988 Legal Aid Commission of NSW 1300 888 529 Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service 4353 5515 NSW Aboriginal Legal Service 8842 8000 Consumer Credit Legal Centre 1800 808 488 NSW Ombudsman 1800 451 524 Community Justice Centre 1800 990 777 Family Law Court 1300 352 000 Law Access NSW 1300 888 529



Ambulance, Police, Fire 000 Police Assistance Line 131 444 Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 Woy Woy Police Station 4323 5599 Energy Australia 13 13 88 Gas Emergency 131 909 Gosford City Council 4325 8222 Marine Rescue - Central Coast 4325 7929 SES - Storm and Flood Emergency 132 500

Gosford district: Erina 4365 6725 Gosford 4304 7500 K ariong 4340 1725 Kincumber 4304 7641 Niagara Park 4304 7335 Wyoming 4304 7525


Employment, Education & Training Centrelink Offices 13 2850 - appointments 13 1021 Central Coast Community College 4348 4300 Training and Further Education TAFE Gosford 4348 2222 Ourimbah 4348 4030 Basic & Pre-vocational Studies 4350 2209 Work Skills Program Special Need 4350 2245 University of the Third Age (U3A) 4332 4830

Crisis Services and Helplines Lifeline - 24 hr. 13 11 14 Suicide Helpline 1800 191 919 Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 Parents Helpline 13 20 55 Indigenous Call Centre 136 380 Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321 Family Drug Support 1300 368 186 G-line - Gambling Helpline 1800 633 635 Credit Helpline 1800 808 488

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

Volunteering Volunteering Central Coast 4329 7122 Volunteer Rescue Association 4329 7122 State Emergency Service 4365 4055 Rural Fire Service 4340 2911 Marine Rescue 4325 7929

Welfare Services Donnison St. Restaurant 4325 3540 Gosford Family Support 4340 1585 Horizons Family Services 4334 3377 Meals on Wheels Gosford 4363 7111 Woy Woy 4341 6699 Department of Community Services Gosford - 4336 2400 The Salvation Army 4325 5733 Samaritans Emergency Relief 4393 2450 St Vincent De Paul Society HELPLINE 4323 6081

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Revered war veteran passes

Gosford seeks reaffirmation osford Council has decided to meet with local members and the minister for the Central Coast to reaffirm the State Government’s commitment to the revitalisation of the Gosford City Centre.


Council resolved to discuss issues raised with regard to alleged reductions and relocations of WorkCover executives and employees. Council will also call on the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation to ensure that the State Government honour its commitment to the Gosford Challenge and to investigate the issues raised by the unions regarding the WorkCover matter. This comes in light of reported staff relocations and possible redundancies at WorkCover in the Gosford CBD. Cr Vicki Scott spoke of the motion at the meeting on Tuesday, July 27: “Councils worked for a long time to do something

about the city centre. “We need to emphasise the need for the State Government and other organisations to bring their business to Gosford,” she said. Cr Peter Freewater also voiced his opinion about job losses. “We need to move swiftly and let the Government know how we feel about losing jobs on the Central Coast. “I think they need to be sent a clear and strong warning that we are here to protect our community,” he said. Council Agenda UM.5, 26 Jul 2011 Email, 26 Jul 2011 Gosford Council Media Kaitlin Watts

Horrie Young’s funeral photo: Val Bridge


he funeral of one of Australia’s most revered war veterans Mr Horrie Young, of Point Clare, was held Thursday, July 21, at Gosford Anglican Church.

Mr Young passed away late in the week of Monday, July 11, at the age of 90. Mr Young was the Leading Telegraphist in the Z Special Unit on MV Krait whose mission was to sink Japanese vessels in Singapore Harbour as part of Operation Jaywick in September 1943. The Krait‘s heroic mission in successfully attaching limpet mines to Japanese

vessels, and sinking seven of them has been the subject of numerous war histories and documentaries. Mr Young worked in the Postmaster General’s Department before and after the War until his retirement, when he moved to the Woy Woy area with his wife Hazel. He remained active in the local veterans’ community as a member of the Woy Woy-

Ettalong-Hardys Bay Subbranch, and in numerous veterans’ associations, such as the Vets’ Special Unit Association and the 1st Commando Regiment Association (N.S.W) of which he was a life member. He was also a trustee of the Krait until it was handed over to the Australian National Maritime Museum in April 1988. Mr Young was also a

life member of the Wireless Institute of Australia and maintained his proficiency as a Morse code operator. “I pay tribute to Horrie Young for his outstanding bravery and service to our country and to our Central Coast community,” said member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill. Mr Young is survived by his three children, Dianne, Neil, and Brian. Media Release, 18 Jul 2011 Matt Pulford, office of Deborah O’Neill MP

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Letters & News

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WorkCover employees told to relocate

Blame shifting prevents progress

n the front cover of the Gosford News on Monday, July 4, was a photo of persons bearing signs at a Local rally against the Carbon Tax.


The picture was of Adam Crouch, president of the Woy Woy Branch of the Liberal Party, so no surprises there. The real surprise comes with the article on page three and the grand announcement that Gosford is open for business and goes on to expose all that is been done by the Local Member and his party for Gosford. Tell that to the WorkCover employees at Gosford who

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July 18, 2011

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Unionists storm the Bastille in Gosford

have been given notice to relocate to Sydney or lose their jobs. Oh, and they can’t complain because the O’Farrell government got rid of the umpire as part of their industrial relations reform Email, 14 Jul 2011 Katie Smith, Umina

Local trade union and community members rallied in Gosford on Bastille Day, Thursday, July 14, to protest against the NSW Government’s public sector workplace laws which takes away the workplace rights of teachers, nurses, firefighters, prison officers and other public sector workers. For the full story and pictures, see Page 7

Speculation on new airport nformal discussions in regards to speculation that a second Sydney Airport may be located on the Central Coast were raised at the Central Coast Regional Organisation of Councils (CCROC) Meeting on Thursday, June 30.


This follows the Federal Government recently commissioning a joint study with the State Government into Sydney’s airport needs and related transport matters. The committee responsible for carrying out this joint study is chaired by both the Head of the Infrastructure and Transport Department Mr Mike Mrdak and Mr Sam Haddad from the NSW Planning Department and are preparing a report for both governments, to be completed in the second half of the year. These reports will contain

a series of economic models that outline Sydney’s transport needs. Gosford Council’s general manager Mr Peter Wilson said that both the State and Federal Governments will review the report before any possible locations are put forward. “This is an extensive process and a number of options are being investigated, including the Central Coast, all of which will be reviewed by both governments in an effort to find the most suitable site. “We need to wait for the recommendations of this report which will be

available later this year before we begin jumping to any conclusions. “While Council has no direct involvement in this investigation we are more than happy to provide information or assistance for the joint study if requested. “ F o l l o w i n g recommendations coming from the report, we are also open to being engaged by the Federal and State Governments to discuss this issue,” said Mr Wilson. Media Release, 1 Jul 2011 Gosford Council Media


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Council agrees to memorandum


t the reconvened council meeting of Tuesday July 12, Gosford Council unanimously agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC). The Memorandum of Understanding demonstrates the ongoing commitment between Council and the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation to provide a co-operative and integrated approach to the planning and development of the Gosford City Centre. The NSW Government’s Department of Lands and Central Coast Regional Development Corporation have partnered with Council to develop Our City, Our Destiny-Gosford City centre Masterplan, to revitalise the Gosford City Centre so that it can truly live up to its iconic status as the Capital of the Central Coast. The Memorandum of Understanding reflects both parties’ commitment to facilitate the process. It outlines the role of both parties in their contribution to revitalising the City Centre and enhancing the social fabric and economic health of the local region. According to Council, the intention of both parties is

to ensure that the Gosford City Centre is developed in a manner that is consistent with the goals and aspirations of the Gosford City Centre Masterplan and both parties will work cooperatively to promote an open and consultative approach to moving the City Centre forward. Both parties have agreed to ensure that the Gosford City Centre is developed in a manner that is consistent with the goals and aspirations of the Gosford City Centre Masterplan, complements the overall planning framework for the city, promotes and positions Gosford City Centre as a place to invest in, live in, do business, study and as a first choice place for employment, deliver a sustainable economic and management framework and make the centre attractive to the property development sector and as a place to invest. The parties each have specific responsibilities under respective NSW

legislation and through various other obligations. Central Coast Regional Development Corporation is responsible under the Growth Centres Act for promoting, coordinating, managing and securing the orderly economic development of Gosford and Wyong and Council has a range of responsibilities under the Local Government Act 1993 for development and sustainable management on behalf of the Gosford community and the State of NSW. The Gosford City Centre Plan identifies the potential of the waterfront for tourism, passive recreation and notes that “a challenge…will be to preserve essential harbour activities…while opening up the harbour to a wider range of uses for recreation, tourism, retail-café and community purposes.” Email, 12 Jul 2011 Gosford Council Media Council Agenda GEN.11, 12 Jul 2011

Development association backs airport proposal


egional Development Australia Central Coast NSW has announced it is eager to see a Central Coast site, considered as part of a study into the need for a second Sydney airport.

“Regional Development Australia Central Coast is aware of this joint study being undertaken between the Federal Government and NSW Government, and welcome the opportunity to engage with Government representatives to advance the possibility of a Central Coast based international airport,” said Regional Development Australia Central Coast chair Mr John Dawson. Mr Dawson said the Regional Strategy for the Central Coast predicts job growth requirements of 45,000 over the next 25 years to service expected population growth,

and an airport creating approximately 6000 jobs would make a large dent in this target. “The positive impacts would be enormous in terms of the economy, jobs and tourism,” he said. “Regional Development Australia Central Coast expects that the assessment process will involve an in-depth analysis of the economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts before any final decision is taken. “For Sydney’s second airport to operate successfully on the Central Coast it would require a very fast train connection,

another significant infrastructure investment, which would not only be a boon for Central Coast commuters, but have the potential to energise centre developments such as Warnervale, Gosford City and waterfront, and Mt Penang. “Regional Development Australia Central Coast looks forward to the findings of the study being announced in the near future,” said Mr Dawson. Media Release, 8 Jul 2011 John Dawson, Regional Development Australia Central Coast

A story of the old Kincumber Road.


ecent statements by politicians indicate that the management of the risk of sea level rise remains beyond the capability of those people who claim t h e y represent the people of Gosford.


We have 10 Councillors, two State MPs and a Federal MP. None have stood up and outlined how they believe this risk should be managed and what plans they believe should be developed for the future. These elected representatives are too busy shifting blame to undertake consultation with the 9000 families in Gosford City who are affected by these forecasts. The issue has become heavily politicised but the wellbeing and livelihood of those most affected continues to be ignored. The issue of who is right

or who is wrong is irrelevant. The risk must be properly managed and those most affected by these projections must be consulted. Consultation has not taken place! The public forums and meetings that were promised have not been offered! Gosford Council, the NSW State Government and now the Federal Government have created an environment of alarm

and uncertainty. There is no consultation and no attempt at all to plan for the future in an open and honest way. All three levels of government are locked into outdoing each other in forecasting the end of the world as we know it. The future is what we make of it! If our elected representatives don’t believe in a future for the thousands of families directly affected, then it is time to get out of the way and let them move forward. Email, 18 Jul 2011 Pat Aiken, Saratoga

oday, the Kincumber road has been upgraded, but in the 1950s it was another story.

Sealed cars and drivers of the era enjoyed the scenery and were lucky to maintain 40 km per hour over its bumpy and curvaceous course, uphill and down dale. Around 1958 my grandmother, Vi Bates from Springfield, was quietly putting along its course with a friend in her old Ford Prefect when they came across an even slower vehicle. It was a large truck carrying a house, of all things, on its trailer and making even slower progress. Now Vi was a lady of infinite patience and content to sit behind while she

chatted pleasantly with her passenger. Up behind her comes Mr Dash and Dart. Beep, beep, beep, he sounds with his horn. It’s an impossible situation and highly dangerous to even attempt to pass. The beeping continued, spoiling the pleasant drive, until Vi’s passenger could tolerate it no longer. She wound down her window leaned way out and looked back with a disdainful glare.

At the top of her voice she shouted: “What do you expect her to do, drive in the back door and out the front (of the house)?” Peace resumes and they continue their drive to a long straight where all can pass the truck and its load with safety. My grandmother later admitted she nearly ran off the road laughing at the incident. Vi Bates was the Central Coast lawn bowls pairs champion in 1963 with wellknown Gosford identity Maureen Brown. A legendary couple still remembered and loved. Email, 1 Jul 2011 Bob Piper, Hawker

Man stabbed in Wyoming olice from the Brisbane Water Local Area Command are investigating a stabbing that occurred in a Wyoming caravan park on the night of Monday, July 25.


About 6.45pm, police and paramedics were called to the caravan park on the Pacific Highway, Wyoming, following reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival officers saw a large group of people congregating in one area of the park and went to investigate. Officers located a 41-year-old man suffering a serious stab wound to his chest. He was treated at the

scene before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital where he was listed as critical. A second man, aged 48, who police believe may have been involved in the stabbing, was assaulted by other people in the caravan park. He received injuries as a result of being punched and kicked, and is listed as being in a serious but stable condition in Gosford Hospital.

A crime scene was established at the location, and further inquiries are continuing. Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, and have not yet spoken to police, to contact officers at Brisbane Water Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media Release, 26 Jul 2011 Police Media NSW

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News Activist welcomes mediation

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Waste transfer system to be upgraded osford Council has supported investing $30 million to upgrade the Coastal Carrier System – the major wastewater transfer system servicing residents from Forresters Beach through to Kincumber.


The upgrade is an important part of Council’s commitment to protect the community and the environment against wastewater overflows by improving the reliability, capacity and performance of the region’s wastewater network. The upgrade includes building 6.5km of wastewater pipelines through North Avoca, Avoca and Kincumber while also

upgrading two major pump stations in North Avoca and Kincumber and refurbishing two minor pump stations in Avoca. Following the completion of project investigation activities, the detailed design of upgrade works at the two Avoca pump stations is required before construction can start. Email, 26 Jul 2011 Gosford Council Media

Roadworks to be prioritised t its meeting of Tuesday, July 26, Gosford Council resolved to prepare a list of priorities for roadworks to be considered by the State Government and clean, update and relocate all state and regional signage by Council to highlight the dire state of roads on the Coast.


Council previously installed signage to bring the state and ownership of roads to the attention of the road user public, calling upon them to contact their local members. According to Council, testament of the program’s success is works currently either completed or underway on many of our arterial roads. “Given we have a new State Government is seems clear that this message

could be similarly as valuable to our new state members. Cr Amy Houston and Cr Vicki Scott opposed the motion. Cr Scott stated that so few phone calls were received by the local member offices when the signs were initially installed that she could “count them on one hand”. Gosford Council NM.5, 26 Jul 2011 Kaitlin Watts, 26 Jul 2011

ommunity activist Mr Jake Cassar has welcomed member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein’s announcement that a mediator is now required for negotiations at Bambara, Kariong.


“With all the blocks for sale now, this is our shot,” said Mr Cassar. “I’m choosing to remain cautiously optimistic in relation to this latest statement, as the battle to protect Bambara has been around for a very long time. “With all due respect for the Coalition Government’s commitment, it is about time some serious action was taken and meaningful negotiations were entered into to protect this very sensitive area from future developments. “It seems to be an anomaly how this area was not included when the surrounding area was made National Park,” he said. “I hope the Coalition Government will offer the land owners a fair and reasonable amount for land they bought presumably with their hard earned money. “I believe the Cultural and ecological value of the Bambara area will speak volumes during the mediation process.

“Key people with comprehensive knowledge of the Cultural Heritage and ecological value must be included in the mediation process. “Every person who has sent an email or written a letter to Gosford Council or Chris Holstein is a stakeholder in this and I am proud to say this campaign is enjoying enormous community support. “Until that huge For Sale sign is removed and the Bambara area is finally amalgamated into the surrounding National Park, the fight is still on. “The Bambara area is a natural wildlife sanctuary and is a very important wildlife corridor. “It boasts incredible biodiversity, Hanging Swamps and an abundance of native wildlife including 12 known endangered flora and fauna species, it must be protected before it’s too late,” he said. Media Release, 6 Jul 2011 Jake Cassar, West Gosford

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Interest on rates arrears under consideration


t its meeting on Tuesday, July 27, Gosford Council resolved to reconsider the interest rate at Council’s next Strategy-Policy Workshop to be held on Tuesday, August 16.

Objections were made by Cr Peter Freewater and Cr Terri Latella who claimed residents who have overdue rates and charges should not “be punished” for being a low income earner with maximum interest rates as the reason for people not paying rates is often because people

can’t afford it. Council’s initial recommendation was to

adopt the maximum charge permitted for interest on overdue rates and charges

for the 2011-2012 year taking it from nine per cent to 11 per cent. Gosford Council COR.81, 27 Jul 2011

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Custom van stolen from station

CCRDC is Landing joint trust manager osford Council has resolved to concur with the appointment of the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) as a second manager of Crown Reserves forming Gosford Waterfront Reserve, at its meeting of Tuesday, July 27


To facilitate the orderly and coordinated development of the Gosford Waterfront, CCRDC applied and received in principle approval from the then Minister of Lands to become a joint trust manager over

the land included in the Gosford Landing Project. The trust manger role CCRDC has obtained is for development purposes as they relate to Gosford landing and development of the waterfront.

Council’s report stated that the CCRDC seeks in no way to duplicate, undermine, or interfere with Council’s role as trust manager over the same area. Gosford Council COR.86, 27 Jul 2011

Latella opposes photography book sponsorship The man police would like to speak to in relation to the theft

olice are appealing for information after a customised Kombi van was allegedly stolen from Gosford Railway Station.


About 4am on Thursday, July 14, the owner of the white 1977 Volkswagen Kombi van left the vehicle parked and locked on the ground level of the station’s commuter car park. The van owner returned from work about 6pm the following evening to find the vehicle missing. Police now wish to speak with a man who may be able

to help with their inquiries. He is described as being 20 to 30 years old, of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, with a medium to solid build and very short brown hair. “The van is the owner’s pride and joy,” said Brisbane Water Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Glenn Trayhurn. “He recently spent a

significant amount of money rebuilding the motor, so he is keen to get the van back.” The van has a NSW registration plate VDU 77B. Anyone who might have information that could assist detectives should contact Brisbane Water Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media Release, 27 Jul 2011 NSW Police Media

Arts Centre may be part of Landing osford Council has received an alternative location for the proposed Regional Performing Arts and Convention Centre (RPACC) on the recommendation of the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation.


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Club will make up part of the Landing at Gosford. Once both existing proposals are finalised, Council will make a final decision and advise the Club accordingly. Email, 26 Jul 2011 Gosford Council Media

osford Council has agreed to provide sponsorship of $10,000 to the Ken Duncan Photography competition and book, subject to Wyong Shire’s agreement to also provide $10,000, despite strong objection from Cr Terri Latella.


Council also agreed to investigate the possibilities of other promotional materials sourced and produced or designed locally. The sponsorship will allow Ken Duncan to join with other key partners on the Central Coast to sponsor a new photography competition and coffee table book. Cr Latella was outraged at the request claiming Mr

Duncan was an established photographer and did not need sponsoring and should instead “sponsor us” to create such a book. The sponsorship will provide returns to Gosford Council including the use of images from Ken Duncan’s library for marketing purposes up to the full value of the sponsorship investment over a three year period, logo and an endorsement placed

prominently in the front of the book for the life of the book (including all reprints), forty free copies of the book plus the right to purchase additional copies at 70 per cent off, the option of having the covers of the books personalised with logo and acknowledgement in media interviews and advertisements. Gosford Council Agenda COM.12, 26 Jul 2011

Council reviews water servicing needs ver the next 15 months, Gosford Council will complete a strategic review of the Gosford region’s current and future water and sewer servicing needs.


This work will support the development of a number of Masterplans to guide the planning, development, delivery and operation of these services for the next 50 years. The Master Plans will build on the objectives and

achievements of WaterPlan 2050, the Gosford and Wyong Integrated Water Cycle Management subplans and the Gosford Water Supply and Sewerage Strategic Business Plan. The strategic review will focus on operational

improvements; system capacity and upgrade requirements as well as contingency planning and risk management. The review is expected to start in August. Email, 26 Jul 2011 Gosford Council media

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Juvenile Justice students present artwork to charity

Work to begin on Paroo Rd



osford Council will shortly commence works on Stage 1 of upgrading Paroo Rd, Holgate.

The works are scheduled to commence in August and are expected to be completed in early 2012, weather permitting. Council will be carrying out approximately 300 metres of realignment and pavement stabilisation works in the middle section of Paroo Rd, with the widening of the road formation to provide a footway on the western side of the road. Initial works will include the clearing of the vegetation on the bank on the high side of Paroo Rd to facilitate the widening of the road. Temporary traffic control measures and warning signs will be in place while these works are undertaken to ensure the safety of workers and the public, a reduced speed limit will also be enforced.

Students of Girrakool Education and Training Unit at the Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre, presented a symbolic Doorway to the Community artwork to Coast Shelter, a shelter for homeless men and women in the Gosford area, on Wednesday, July 27.

Traffic Controllers will be on-site and-or temporary traffic lights installed during construction operations to direct traffic safely through the worksite. Works will be organised to ensure minimal disruptions during peak hours of 7am to 9am and 2.30pm to 5pm. Consideration has also been given to the bus timetable and emergency vehicles will be granted access at all times. Delays can be expected between 9am and 2.30pm and where possible, residents may wish to avoid travel on Paroo Rd during these hours. Council has apologised for any inconvenience to residents and road users while the works are carried out.

The door was decorated with coloured balls which gave the viewer the optical illusion of the balls protruding toward them. Each ball had a symbol which represented a program or class that individual students found helped them prepare for productive lives. The students said they chose the Coast Shelter because of their affinity with the people outside the mainstream, and their wish to give a positive message to them. Email, 25 Jul 2011 Sven Wright, DET

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Fair Trading Minister travels to Gosford

Police resource audit ember for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein has advised that the NSW Liberal National Party Government has launched a comprehensive audit of Police resources in NSW.


“The Minister for Police has appointed former Assistant Commissioner, Peter Parsons APM, to lead the audit, which will determine how to best use police resources to protect and serve our community,” Mr Holstein said. “As part of my submission to Mr Parsons I call on local residents, community groups and community leaders in my electorate to provide me with their written

suggestions to form part of my contribution which needs to be provided by the end of July. “Public safety is one of my major priorities for my electorate and with the community’s input we can ensure the security of individuals and families in our area,” said Mr Holstein. Media Release, 30 Jun 2011 Wendy Masula, Office of Chris Holstein MP

air Trading Minister Mr Anthony Roberts visited Gosford on Wednesday, July 13, in a three day trip around the Central Coast and Hunter region, attending statewide meetings with the Fair Trading workforce and key stakeholders and service providers.


Mr Roberts met member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein as the Gosford Fair Trading Centre, in the Gateway Centre before moving on to Terrigal. Mr Roberts also met with member for The Entrance Mr Chris Spence at the Central Coast Loan Office in Long Jetty. The Minister announced industry grant funding

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Truckload of canned goods donated to shelter

Guide Dogs have charity week in Gosford ne of the State’s oldest guide dog users will be helping raise much needed funds for Guide Dogs NSW-ACT at the Gosford Imperial Shopping Centre’s annual Charity Week from Tuesday August 2, to Sunday, August 5.


entral Coast 4 Wheel Drive Club members have donated a truckload of canned goods to Coast Shelter, with the help of eight Aldi supermarkets on the Coast, in the Convoy for Cans funraiser.


“The Central Coast 4 Wheel Drive Club came to Coast Shelter wanting to do something to help support the homeless on the Central Coast,” said Coast Shelter fund raiser Ms Vicki de Carle. “As Coast Shelter provide over 55,000 free meals every year to people in need, we

all decided that some sort of Convoy for Cans would be a good idea. “The 4 Wheel Driver Club members were keen to do something hands on that would also raise awareness,” she said. “Aldi have recently come on board supporting Coast

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At 87, Mai Wallace from Killarney Vale said she hasn’t let vision loss stop her from doing the things she loves. Six years ago, she suddenly went blind due to Macular Degeneration. In fact, she says having guide dog Will by her side for the past five-and-a-half years has given her a new lease on life. “I honestly don’t think I’d be able to get out and about like I do if it wasn’t for the support I’ve received from Guide Dogs,” said Ms Wallace. “Learning first how to use a cane and now having Will, I have been able to stay fit and active and continue walking around my local community.” To give something back to the organisation, which provides all its services free of charge without any government support, Ms Wallace and Will are regular faces at Guide Dog fundraisers across the Central Coast. “When I received Will, I wanted to help out, so I joined the Central Coast volunteer support group and I’ve only missed one stall in almost six years, due to being ill,” she said. The volunteer group has been running fundraising stalls across the Central Coast for almost 30 years, with Charity Week being a major opportunity. “The local community is very generous in its support of Guide Dogs and we’re hoping for another great response during Charity Week,” said Guide Dogs

NSW-ACT president Ms Barbara Craig. “Vision loss is a challenging disability, but Guide Dogs’ free services help people realise that it doesn’t have to limit their independence.” The Charity Week fundraising stall will be offering the latest range of Guide Dogs branded merchandise and great raffles. The stall can be found near the escalators at the Imperial Shopping Centre. Visitors can also talk to Ms Wallace and other local guide dog users during the week to learn firsthand what it’s like to have impaired vision and how Guide Dogs services aid independence. Over the past year, local instructors for Guide Dogs have responded to almost 300 requests for assistance from residents on the Central Coast who have impaired vision. Assistance includes training in how to safely get around using long “guide” canes, electronic travel aids, such as talking GPS, and guide dogs. Media Release, 19 Jul 2011 Sally Edgar, Guide Dogs NSW-ACT

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Schools show off new works Lions present Chertsey with cheque hertsey Public School is one of five schools who received cheque for $1500 at the Lions Club of Wyoming Changeover Luncheon on Sunday, July 17.


The funds were raised through the hosting of Worlds Festival of Magic and were donated to schools with classes supporting children with Autism. “Outgoing President Judy Maudsley has a special insight into the great work that takes place in these classes and schools as her granddaughter, Bekki,

attends Chertsey Public School and is in Miss Daley’s class,” said Chertsey Public School principal Mr John Anderson.. “It was great to see Bekki, her mum and grandparents present on this special occasion. “The cheque for $1500 is certainly very generous and on behalf of K-6D and

Chertsey Public School I would like to thank the Lions Club of Wyoming and Mrs Maudsley for making these classes the focus of their recent fundraising endeavours,” he said. Newsletter, 19 Jul 2011 John Anderson, Chertsey Public School

Photo: Naomi Bridges Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill with students from Brisbania Public School at the opening


wo primary schools in the Gosford area held their official opening ceremony last week to mark the completion of their Building The Education Revolution works.

Brisbania Public School in Saratoga held its opening on Thursday, July 28, to show off the completion of the 2.5 million worth of new classrooms.

Local students highlight beauty of the Coast incumber High School students have put the beauty of the Central Coast on the national stage with outstanding results in a photographic competition run by the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government.


Josh Favaloro’s winning photo “The beauty in the Beast”.

Three Kincumber High students came in the top five, as did a former student, out of more than 2200 entries. The school has a strong history of success in

photography. School captain Josh Favaloro won the people’s choice prize with a photo of Copacabana Beach called “The beauty in the Beast”. Jasmine Ruperez of

Year 10 came fourth in the general competition with a picture of the Harbour Bridge called “Luminescent Harbourside”, and Owen Milne, Year 12, came fifth with “Flushing”, a photo of Somersby Falls. Former student Jack Small came third with his entry “Avoca Beach”. Lachlan Roberts of Year 10 came 20th with a picture of the Canberra War Memorial entitled “No worries, mate...”. The categories included people, places, wildlife, landscapes and nature, as well as a student prize and people’s choice.

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wo Narara Public School teachers Mr Denis Weiss and Mr Martin Rayner have received Certificates of Appreciation as part of the Central Coast Public Education Awards for 2011.

The Central Coast Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 26, at Woy Woy High School. Assistant principal Mr Weiss was nominated for

the outstanding contribution he makes to teaching and learning at Narara Public School. P and C and School Council president Mr Rayner

was nominated for his dedication and commitment to the school community. Newsletter, 25 Jul 2011 Greg Frohlich, Narara Public School

Disco raises money for smartboards oint Clare Public School raised over $1900 at the first school disco held in its new hall on the week of Monday, June 20.


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Susann Gibson (winner of the Best Blue Costume) & Margaret Burns

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he inaugural Big Blue Ball held on the night of Saturday, July 23, to commemorate the opening of the Kariong Arts Precinct, the Arts Barn, has been hailed an unprecedented success by the organisers.

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The Arts Barn opening night was celebrated with entertainment by local musician Mr Jacob Pearson and crowd favourites Kush Cabaret. The theme of dressing up in up-cycled vintage, recycled costumes made from everyday consumable plastics and-or the colour blue was overwhelmingly embraced by the attendees. Prizes were awarded in the three categories to the person for the best costume on the night. Organisers said the costumes were highly original and greatly impressed the organisers, judges and audience. “It was very exciting to believe that the Big Blue Ball could induce this amount of creativity in the community,” said the organisers.

“Clearly, people had gone to a lot of effort to create their own costumes just for the night.” “It is encouraging that there are so many creative people in our community that are concerned about our environment,” said chairperson Mr Nick Baron. “It’s important to have places to meet and to create to celebrate and to explore ways to create a more sustainable future together,” he said. Revellers were also treated to a sneak peek of the Creative Nature, Creative Soul art exhibition by local artists and photographers which will be opened to the public on August 21 as part of the Footprint Festival. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill congratulated the organisers

of the Big Blue Ball. “You put on a spectacular event overflowing with joy and creativity, while reminding us all of the importance of recycling,” she said. “Thank you to all the cooks and servers for their wonderful wholesome food. “The musical performances were fantastic and I’m still listening to a CD of xxxx. “It reminded me again what a spectacularly creative community we have here on the Central Coast. “As your representative in the Federal Parliament, I hope to attend many Big Blue Balls in the years ahead,” said Ms O’Neill. Media Release, 27 Jul 2011 Ylenna Zajec, Arts Barn

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Aboriginal art to feature at Gosford rtwork by Aboriginal artists from around the western NSW shire of Walgett will soon be on display at Gosford Regional Gallery in The Studio Gallery, from Friday, August 5, to Monday, August 15.


The artwork will feature both contemporary and traditional art styles of artists primarily from the Indigenous tribes of the Gamilaroi and Yuwaalaraay people but also featuring styles of neighbouring tribes. Coordinator of the event Ms Susan Lawrance who is also Outback Arts regional Indigenous cultural development officer said the exhibition is a chance for many of the artists to display their works, many for the first time, beyond their local community. “We have talented artists in our art group (the Two Rivers Meet Art Group) and the time and effort that they have put into their works is

encouraging,â€? she said. “Our main artist, Frank Wright, has been mentoring many in the group and the skill and dedication they (the artists) have expressed is a constant delight‌I could not be prouder,â€? she said. Mr Wright said that despite already exhibiting in the past it is a pleasure to take part as a group and have the opportunity to showcase the artistic talent that can be found in rural NSW. “We (the Two Rivers Meet Art Group) have up to 180 pieces that will be on display‌they’re a mix of styles but mainly contemporary Aboriginal art.â€? Mr Wright said although

it was originally planned to be an exhibition featuring only his artworks he felt that the involvement of the other Aboriginal artists in the area would help promote local talent and encourage self confidence within the artists in the group. The opening night, starting at 6pm, will also showcase the Ganang Spirit Dancers, who are aged between three to 12 years and who will dance in traditional Aboriginal style as part of the opening ceremony. Media Release, 20 Jul 2011 Samantha Stratton, Outback Arts

Coaster Festival his year’s Coaster Festival, to be held at Gosford Showground on Saturday, September 17, features a number of well known artists in its all Australian line-up including the John Butler Trio, Goldfields and Something with Numbers.


Also performing at this year’s festival are Drapht, Little Red, Jebediah, Bag Raiders, the Potbelleez, Horrowshow, Tim and Jean, Tonite Only, One Dollar Short, Ajax, Ball Park Music, Andy Bull, Purple Sneakers DJs, Tom Piper, Nina Las Vegas, Strangers, Taylor

and the Makers, Wolfpack, Naysayer and Gilsun, Cheap Lettus and TCDJ’s. Coaster is now its fourth year and is open to all music lovers over 16 years of age. The festival was born in September 2008 with an initial aim of presenting a solid day of cool acts to

cater for the growing Central Coast regions love of all things creative and musical. This year, organisers have made the change to support all Australian Music and connect with the local region.

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hroughout July and August, all libraries across the Gosford Local Government Area will be closed for up to four days to introduce a new system to improve customer service and the security of valuable collections.


Due to the extensive nature of the works being carried out, each branch will close to help assist with a smooth transition to the new system for both Library staff and customers. Erina Library will be closed from Monday, August 1, to Thursday, August 4, with Kincumber Library closed from Friday, August 5, to Wednesday, August 10, Kariong Library closed on Tuesday, August 23, Niagra Park library closed

from Monday, August 22, to Thursday, August 25, and Wyoming Library closed on Thursday, August 25. Gosford Council’s library services manager Mr Alan Flores said the new system is an overall improvement in record keeping, customer service and security. “This is a great opportunity for all of our branches to move onto a new system and improve our overall operations in a number of key areas.

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Musicians make a difference

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charity based in Gosford has helped change the lives of traumatised youth at a powerful musician mentoring camp held at Collaroy Conference Centre from Sunday, July 10, to Tuesday, July 12.



he Handmade Craft Market will celebrate its first birthday on Sunday, August 21, at Erina High School, from 10am to 2pm.

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boutique handmade market all of its own, and locals have embraced it. “We love supporting work at home mums and local crafters and designers as there are so many talented individuals on the Coast. “We continually have visitors coming up to us at each market saying it is the best market they have ever attended, that they were impressed with the quality of products and the variety on offer, and that it was an event that the Central Coast had longed for. “Stallholders say the same thing too so it’s a winwin for everyone,” said Ms Stewart. The Handmade Craft Market has raised almost $3000 for local charities since its launch and continue to support the local

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Twenty young people from different parts of NSW were united by the innovative camp facilitated by Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) to learn from the best in the industry, gain confidence and find alternative ways to overcome social and emotional trauma. Over three days, young people recorded songs, created film clips, performed, participated in production, vocals, dance, song writing and group sessions, and received industry advice from special guests including international artists Mike Champion, Mirrah Reflects and James Hollands, who donated their time and talent to help change young lives through music. One camp participant said: “This has changed my

life and kept me alive.” Another added: “The last three days have been some of the happiest, inspirational, emotional and most fun days of my life. I have a family now.” The camp program has been developed by passionate musicians, youth workers and professional counsellors over ten years, and has helped tens of hundreds of young people to embark on positive new goals in life. The July camp, sponsored by Golden Stave Foundation and supported by the Vodafone Foundation, will see young people living more confidently and making a difference in the lives of others through music. Nikodin, 16, participated in the camp and said: “I got encouragement and skills

to deal with my emotions, I met new friends, and I was given an award because I’m turning my life around and helping others to get their life on track.” Since attending MMAD programs several months ago, Nikodin has been working hard to better his life by writing music to express his feelings and volunteering for the charity. He has turned a new leaf and has stopped hanging around the streets, mixing with the wrong people and getting arrested by the police. He said he hopes to step into leadership at MMAD in the future and dreams to become a builder. Media Release, 15 Jul 2011 Emma O’Connell, MMAD

Family Life forum Family Life forum will be held at Erina Fair Central Coast Dance Studio on Thursday, August 11, from 11am to 1pm which will offer expert advice to help young families navigate through the maze of family life.


The forum will feature Ms Mia Freedman, a mother of three and popular newspaper columnist and commentator, along with Ms Jo Lamble, a relationship expert and resident psychologist on the Today show, to debate the big issues relevant to Australian families in a lively and eye opening environment. Erina Fair centre manager Mr Steve Beaumont said: “We’re thrilled to have Mia and Jo joining us to share their own experiences and

instil their expertise to our valued shoppers and community.” “Parents today face a lot of challenging issues when it comes to raising their children, and we at Erina Fair feel very passionately about being able to offer them some support to make the ride a little easier,” he said. Ms Freedman and Ms Lamble will challenge topics that are deemed pertinent to sustaining a strong family unit so every member of the

audience will leave with new insights about their family life. Family Life forum topics will include Tweens and Technology: Staying one cyber-step ahead, where have all the role meds gone, how to talk to your kids so they listen and how to listen to your kids so they’ll talk, and traditional values in the modern age. Media Release, 14 Jul 2011 Ashley Gatte, Stellar* Concepts

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Not for Profit Organisations Directory AACC COMPUTER CLUB Inc. (33) Help with all Computing problems Program demos + Q&A sessions Night Meetings - 7pm to 10pm • 2nd & 4th Wed – Windows • 3rd Wed - Linux Narara Valley High School Fountains Road, Narara Supper provided Day ‘meet & greet’ Social Meetings 12.15 – 3.15pm • 3rd Tuesday of month East Gosford Progress Hall 10 Henry Parry Drive (cnr Wells St) Afternoon tea provided 4362 1918 4324 2740

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For events in post code areas 2250 and 2251 Monday August 1 World Breastfeeding Week Life drawing Sketch Session, Blackbird Tattoo and Art Studio, Erina, 6:30 Local Government Week Chertsey Public School Galaxy of Books Scholastic book fair, 8:30am Tuesday August 2 Central Coast Leagues Club Camera Club judging competition Chertsey Public School Galaxy of Books Scholastic book fair, 8:30am Wednesday August 3 Member benefit talks, Kincumber Gym, 12:30pm Chertsey Public School Galaxy of Books Scholastic book fair, 8:30am Thursday August 4 Max Potential Showcase, Gosford RSL, 3-5pm Where Two Rivers Meet by Frank Wright and Thomas Sullivan, Gosford Regional Gallery Point Clare Public School open day Chertsey Public School open day Chertsey Public School Galaxy of Books Scholastic book fair, 8:30am Gosford Musical Society SPAMALOT, Laycock St Theatre


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Brisbane Water Historical Society meeting, 1pm, henry Kendall Museum, West Gosford Wednesday August 10 Gosford Chamber of Commerce August Luncheon Live and Local, Lizotte’s Kincumber Thursday August 11 Gosford Musical Society SPAMALOT, Laycock St Theatre Friday August 12 Ian Moss, Lizottes Kincumber Pardon My French wityh Milko Foucault-larch, Laycock St Theatre, 11am Central Coast Brackets and Jam, Kincumba Mountain, 7:30pm Saturday August 13 MacMasters Own Boardriders third competition, MacMasters Beach Niagra Park Market Day, Niagra Park Shopping Centre, 9am-1pm Shane Nicholson, Lizottes Kincumber Central Coast Creative Craft Sale day, 9:30am-4pm, Gosford Arts Centre Central Coast Bush Dance and Music Association, East Gosford Progress Hall, 7:30pm-11:30pm Sunday August 14 Monique Brumby, Kincumber


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Gold Cup date announced

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osford Race Club has announced that the listed $125,000 Gosford Quarries Gosford Gold Cup over 2100 metres will be run on Thursday, January 12, next year as a twilight meeting.


“The Gosford Quarries Gosford Gold Cup has fluctuated between different dates for many years, and we are pleased to be given the opportunity to conduct our premier event at a time when we are confident we can attract a large crowd,” said Gosford Race Club chairman Mr Michael Cusick. “The population of the Central Coast swells significantly during the summer holidays, and it is imperative that the Club takes advantage of any opportunity to drive on course revenue.”

The new scheduling of the Gosford Gold Cup will see it launch the newly created Gosford Race Club Twilight Racing Season which will encompass race days on Thursday, January 12, Friday, January 20, Thursday, February 23, and Friday, March 9, next year. “We are very excited by the prospect of hosting a series of twilight meetings through the summer, and ultimately we would like to see them all run as Friday twilights,” Mr Cusick said. “By launching the Twilight Racing Season with the Gosford Gold Cup, we

are confident that we will be able to create a new event encompassing the five meetings and continue the momentum created after the huge Summer of Racing meetings through December each year. “Most significantly, we are confident that we will be able to increase on course activity through this entire period and attract patrons who may not be otherwise able to attend due to work commitments,” he said. Media Release, 27 Jul 2011 James Heddo, Gosford Race Club

Loss to Central Coast football


wo ladies from Avoca Beach’s Women’s Bowling Club travelled to Yamba on Monday, July 11, to compete in the Blue Pacific Pairs carnival.

Ms Lesley Aarsen and Ms Noelene Smith took out third place in this event.


yellow cards, one to each team, through clumsy tackles, rather than the implied foul play. The last twenty minutes brought a number of close misses by each tem with Liam McConachy, Kengo Takushima and Matt Demetriou for University and Kevin Crum, Grant Maudrell and Mitchell Harper for Central Coast, all going close to scoring but each missing golden opportunities. Each team made a very late substitution but it made no difference to the final score, and University went home with the vital three points. “I cannot end this report

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without naming Jamie Lobb as player of the match,” said Mr Sandell. “As captain of Central Coast, he led by example. “Most of the Coast attacks were started by his running down the left hand flank and his defensive work was exceptional. “I must also congratulate the few spectators that saw this match. “It had been a bitterly cold day and to just attend showed the true football spirit. “Those who did attend enjoyed a good entertaining match,” he said. Match Report, 14 Jul 2011 Ray Sandell, Central Coast Academy of Sport

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Kariong continues to show good form

entral Coast Football Club was defeated by Sydney University at Pluim Park on Wednesday, July 13, by 1 nil.

The round 12 game was played after two previous washed out attempts. “The final result was pleasing for University but disastrous for Central Coast who are now clinging on to obtaining the fifth place position,” said Central Coast Academy of Sport programs assistant Mr Ray Sandell. “Both teams were aware of the importance of this fixture and gave 100 per cent effort in their endeavor to gain the vital points. “The game was fast, hard, but played in an excellent spirit on a surprisingly dry and even surface,” he said. The second period started with two quick

The day consisted of three games of 12 ends each with 44 teams competing.

ariong first grade Rugby Union team confirmed their recent good form when they defeated competition leaders Avoca Beach by 31 points to 17 at Kariong Oval in the final round on Saturday, July 16.


Kariong played some great rugby in the opening 40 minutes and dominated most phases of play. Kariong were able to lead by 17 points to nil at the halftime break and all seemed over, even at that stage. “Best for Kariong at this stage was number eight Sione Ofahengaue, who was very strong both in the set pieces as well as general play,” said Central Coast Rugby Union president Mr Larry Thomson. “Another to play well for the home side was

centre John Malu whose experience really did come to the fore for his team. “He also took over the goal kicking duties from Scott Hanley, who went off injured during the match,” he said. Avoca attempted to get back into the game in the second half and had the majority of possession in the second half. Good Kariong defence kept them out on many occasions but Avoca managed to cross for three tries in the second half. Kariong also scored two

tries, both from intercepts when the visitors were on the attack. “Winger Lucas Koschel was strong and fast and added to his try scoring feats this season with another three tries,” said Mr Thomson. “The Sheridan brothers, Brad and Luke, were the best players for Avoca Beach and they did not take a backward step all day,” he said. Email, 18 Jul 2011 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union



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Local player represents Newcastle

Club receives sister city sponsorship osford Council unanimously voted to provide $3000 to Black Belt Martial Arts (BBMA) under the Sister City CulturalSporting Exchange Program, subject to the group satisfying the requirements of the policy, at its meeting on Tuesday, July 27.


The BBMA group will travel to Gosford’s sister city Edogawa, Japan, to train in local Karate Dojo, learn the culture, teaching styles and principles, assist local club with maintenance or fundraising, undergo a friendly tournament in both sparring and forms and study the history of

Shotokan Karate in the birthplace of martial arts. In accordance with the Sister City Cultural-Sporting Exchange Program Policy, expressions of interest were called for the 2010-2011 sponsorship program. Under the program, an amount of $6000 was made available for cultural-

ormer Avoca Beach Football Club player Jed Hornery, 12, recently spent three weeks in France after he was selected in the Newcastle under-13 side to represent the region in the Club Tournament .


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Jed, along with fellow team mate Mitch Dobson, were asked to trial for the Newcastle under-13 side through their links to the Hunter Sports High School ,and were not only accepted into the team, but were awarded the vice captain and captain duties respectively. The two boys boarded the plane with the squad and their families on May 29, and spent three weeks abroad playing football and sightseeing. After travelling for over 26 hours and a few days training they took the field in their first game of the tournament with much anticipation and nerves. “All players were paired off and spent a number of nights with local families, this was another life lesson that the boys will not forget,” said Jed’s father Mr Les Hornery. “Mitch and Jed had a lovely family and become friends with a boy playing in the same tournament. “Both the boys performed above expectation with Mitch leading the team to sixth place in the pool with three draws. “No other Australian team has been able to get a draw amongst this quality of opposition,” he said. “Jed, playing in goals was the reason they held some teams to a draw with some great saves and to cap off a great tour he went on to win the large trophy for best goalkeeping in the pool stages of the competition,” he said. The Australian team also won the Fair Play Award and left France with some new friends and great memories. Jed played for Avoca from under-5s to under-10s before being selected into the Central Coast Football Club side in under-11s and under-12s. Email, 1 Jul 2011 Les Hornery, Lake Munmorah

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