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Council is expecting to move the dredge into the channel by the end of August, where it will remain until the start of October. The dredge is currently sitting in Wallarah Creek at San Remo, where it was

put back into the water after being removed and transported to Council’s Charmhaven Depot to undergo out of water maintenance. “The dredging works will involve the removal of anywhere between 30,000 to 80,000 cubic metres of sand from the channel,” said Council’s natural areas operations manager Mr Luke Sulkowski. “Although it is open at the moment, dredging will mean we can realign the channel and assist in

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preventing closure of the channel. “On this occasion, we will be concentrating on dredging a large section at the southern side of the channel,” said Mr Sulkowski. The sand spoil collected as a result of the dredging works would be used to renourish the northern side of the channel near Karagi Park and Dunleith Caravan Park at The Entrance North. “There has been erosion occurring over the last 12

months at this location,” said Mr Sulkowski “Our first priority is normally to place the sand on The Entrance North Beach, but there is a large beach there at the moment; although we may still revert to placing sand there should we sufficiently nourish the northern side of the channel. “Dredging the channel and removing sand not only assists in the tidal interchange between the ocean and the lake, it also

helps to nourish other areas and allow for the establishment of dunes and offshore sand banks to help reduce the potential effects of erosion,” said Mr Sulkowski. Work is expected to occur six days a week. “It’s good to see that dredging will again start to realign the channel and help provide closure before the summer season,” said member for Dobell Mr Craig Thomson. “Council has been doing

a great job managing the channel over many years and I believe the latest works will again improve the amenity of this popular tourism venue,” Mr Thomson said. Council is currently finalising operational matters before setting an official start date for the dredge to return to the channel. Media releases, 15 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media David Gardiner, Office of Craig Thomson MP

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Announcing the group’s policies for the September council elections, Mr Ian Kilpatrick said that Central Coast First was committed to “fair representation of sub-regions” within the Gosford local government area, with “the creation of wards in Gosford Council”. Mr Kilpatrick said both he and his number two candidate, Ettalong resident Daryl Lynch, were particularly concerned about past Council commitment to the Peninsula. “The Peninsula has been forgotten by Gosford Council for far too long,” said Mr Kilpatrick. “We need to see funding committed to improve local roads, kurbing, guttering and drainage.

“Central Coast First is committed to ensuring that the Peninsula receives its fair share of funding.” If elected to council, Mr Kilpatrick said Central Coast First would implement management plans for Ettalong and Umina beaches, improve local infrastructure, develop entertainment venues for Ettalong, Umina and Woy Woy and encourage local business. Mr Kilpatrick said the team was focused on jobs, equity for the Peninsula and would have a “can do” attitude in Council. “Central Coast First is a coalition of independent Coast residents and business owners, nonaligned to the major political parties or vested interest groups,” said Mr Kilpatrick. “Central Coast First is committed to building a brighter future for the Coast through increased local employment opportunities, while preserving and promoting the Coast lifestyle.

“We have a strong team of local residents and business owners, who live in the area, have families in the area and understand the challenges faced by Coast residents. “We represent the entire Coast with representatives from the Peninsula to Somersby. “We are committed to meeting and consulting with the community so that when we get to Council we can get straight to work addressing the issues that really matter,” he said. Mr Kilpatrick said that Central Coast First was committed to ensuring the provision of a wide range of recreational, social and educational facilities, including a university campus in the Gosford Council precinct; job opportunities; and the provision of appropriate services and recreational facilities for the retired and aged. Media Release, 16 Aug 2012 Ian Kilpatrick, Central Coast First

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‘Option two’ adopted for Woy Woy wharf Gosford Council has adopted a design for the upgrade of the Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf. The council adopted “option two” at its August 7 meeting, after considering five submissions and discussion from specialist council offers. Council was told that the option offered advantages to local recreational boat owners and fishermen. It had an increased mooring area on the floating pontoon and foreshore wharf-boardwalk, and an increased fishing area away from the commercial and high pedestrian traffic areas. It also had the ability to add further moorings to floating pontoon at the western end similar to “option one” if required in the future. It also separated passenger and commercial vessels to the eastern end of the proposed pontoon and existing commercial wharf.

The option was one of three that were advertised for public comment after the Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf Concept Report was presented to the council last December. The report was prepared after a public meeting was held to gather information and to assess the needs of the boating and general community. A vessel usage investigation

was also undertaken of craft and persons using the wharf. The study was undertaken with a dollar-for-dollar grant funding from NSW Maritime under the 2009-10 Better Boating Program. The council is now investigating funding opportunities for the design and construction of Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf in accordance with option two. At the meeting, the council also

decided to impose a levy of $7000 per year per wharf on vessels with a capacity of 120 passengers or more. Scenic and tourist cruises that picked up and dropped off passengers from the same wharf would be exempt. Gosford Labor Crs Jim Macfadyen and Vicki Scott proposed the motion on the basis that it “would deliver upgrades

to wharves on the Peninsula, particularly the commuter facilities at Ettalong and Wagstaffe”. “This is a similar levy to what is imposed by Pittwater Council,” said Cr Macfadyen. “Up until this point, Gosford hasn’t received any income for the heavy use of our wharves by private operators. “At the same time, Council has been incurring expenses year after year for upkeep and maintenance. “The funds raised will be quarantined for wharf upgrades across the city. “Top of the list for improvement will be the commuter wharves at Ettalong and Wagstaffe. “Once the levy is implemented, there will be discussions with the local communities and ferry commuters about what upgrades are needed,” said Cr Macfadyen. Gosford Council Agenda CIT.34, 7 Aug 2012 Email, 9 Aug 2012 Jim Macfadyen, Gosford Council

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om Slingsby of Gosford won Australia’s first individual gold medal in the men’s Laser class sailing event at the London 2012 Olympics on Monday, August 6.

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Slingsby finished how he started the Olympic competition: in total control.

The 27-year-old Gosford boy erased his demons from Beijing, where he also entered the Olympics as a raging favourite, only to finish in a disappointing 22nd place. This time it went to script as he made the blue water of Weymouth his own, totally dominating the event with four wins and three seconds from the ten fleet

races. “The Olympics is a dream,” said Slingsby. “It is the pinnacle of the sport and right now I am the happiest man on the planet. “This is the best feeling in the world. “I worked for 12 years to get to here and I put everything I had into it. “Last time, I put in so

much hard work and came away with nothing, and this time I put in more work and look at me now,” said Slingsby. Slingsby, who started sailing at the age of eight, said his first gold medal had him deeply back in love with sailing and looking forward to the future. “If I did not do well at this Olympics I would have

hung up the shoes,” said Slingsby. “I am so proud to have done it with (my family) watching,” said Slingsby. Parents Mavis and David, his twin sisters, girlfriend and another half a dozen close friends were perched on the Nothe with another 20,000 spectators cheering him on. Kontides had to beat

osford Cr Peter Freewater has said so long to local government after his nine candidate party failed to submit its nomination forms in time.

All of the nomination forms for Central Coast Alliance were completed and handed to one of the candidates on Cr Freewater’s ticket to submit while he was in Scotland supporting his son in the world championships of highland dancing. “This person decided to wait until half an hour before the close of nominations to submit the paperwork and then realised that they hadn’t brought the form with all the candidates’ signatures. “Subsequently, they went home to look for it and

Slingsby by six places in the ten-boat medal race to turn his certain silver, the first medal for Cyprus for any sport, into gold. Slingsby finished the medal race a tactical ninth.

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by the time they got back, nominations had closed. “Therefore, not only did they not submit the group nomination, they didn’t submit [the forms for] any of the candidates at all. “That’s it - all over red rover,” said Cr Freewater. The person handling the nominations for the Central Coast Alliance came into the office of Ducks Crossing Publications shortly after nominations had closed to cancel booked advertising in view of missing the deadline. He said he was “devastated” in missing the

nominations by one minute and was too upset to make further comment. Number five on the ticket Mr Jake Cassar said he was disappointed and it was unfortunate it was left until the last half an hour. “I guess the whole group should take some responsibility to a point. “It’s remarkable how it could come down to those last few minutes, but rules are rules. “The real losers in this are the community because I think we had a really, really great team of genuine community leaders that are

out there in the community making a difference. “Me personally, I’m not deterred from any of the things I’m doing for the environment and social justice,” he said. Cr Freewater said he had worked hard for the last four years to clean up Gosford Council and had made a pretty good fist of it. “I saved Coastal Open Space System (COSS) from getting a recreation zoning that would allow sporting fixtures and hotels; I got the entrance [to Brisbane Water] dredged so boats wouldn’t get trashed on the rocks; I helped secure Bambara. “I showed the community that they can stand up to Gosford Council and

expose them. “I also played a major role in the retiring of the general manager and so now we can make a clean start with a new one. “My concern is that many of the old councillors will still be there and I believe it would be better if the new Council were to grow out of fresh, fertile soil. “So with this in mind, please don’t vote Labor, Liberal, Central Coast First or Craig Doyle; you’ll just be throwing the same old fertiliser on the new general manager. “I think Kate da Costa and Hillary Morris would be excellent councillors if you don’t mind the fact that they’re Greens.

“I’d like to thank all those people in the community that have supported me and written to me or called me to thank me for things I’ve done. “It was really good to hear people say ‘thank you’. “I’m just sorry I won’t be there for another term to ‘keep up the good fight’,” said Cr Freewater. He said he would now be able to return to being a marine scientist and spending more time with his family. Email, 9 Aug 2012 Peter Freewater, Horsfield Bay Kaitlin Watts, 10 Aug 2012 Jake Cassar, West Gosford

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Council is expecting to move the dredge into the channel by the end of August, where it will remain until the start of October. The dredge is currently sitting in Wallarah Creek at San Remo, where it was

put back into the water after being removed and transported to Council’s Charmhaven Depot to undergo out of water maintenance. “The dredging works will involve the removal of anywhere between 30,000 to 80,000 cubic metres of sand from the channel,” said Council’s natural areas operations manager Mr Luke Sulkowski. “Although it is open at the moment, dredging will mean we can realign the channel and assist in

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preventing closure of the channel. “On this occasion, we will be concentrating on dredging a large section at the southern side of the channel,” said Mr Sulkowski. The sand spoil collected as a result of the dredging works would be used to renourish the northern side of the channel near Karagi Park and Dunleith Caravan Park at The Entrance North. “There has been erosion occurring over the last 12

months at this location,” said Mr Sulkowski “Our first priority is normally to place the sand on The Entrance North Beach, but there is a large beach there at the moment; although we may still revert to placing sand there should we sufficiently nourish the northern side of the channel. “Dredging the channel and removing sand not only assists in the tidal interchange between the ocean and the lake, it also

helps to nourish other areas and allow for the establishment of dunes and offshore sand banks to help reduce the potential effects of erosion,” said Mr Sulkowski. Work is expected to occur six days a week. “It’s good to see that dredging will again start to realign the channel and help provide closure before the summer season,” said member for Dobell Mr Craig Thomson. “Council has been doing

a great job managing the channel over many years and I believe the latest works will again improve the amenity of this popular tourism venue,” Mr Thomson said. Council is currently finalising operational matters before setting an official start date for the dredge to return to the channel. Media releases, 15 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media David Gardiner, Office of Craig Thomson MP

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unanimously voted to progress a planning proposal to rezone 88 hectares in the North Wyong Industrial Park from industrial land to a Business Enterprise Zone, at an ordinary council meeting on

Wednesday, August 8. Council will ask the State Government to determine a Gateway for the project and will then put the proposal out for public consultation. The proposal was met with broad approval from councillors and was described as a great step forward for Wyong, which would create a point of difference, generate

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more employment and complement nearby residential development. Should it go ahead, the rezoning will change the character of the area, with more office-type buildings than industrial-

type buildings. The applicant is looking at developing an IT business park complete with bike paths that also has easy access through to Warnervale station. Council planners will

review the proposed design of buildings and how they present to the highway, with the applicant seeking heights of up to five storeys. They will also look at flood management, plans

for existing wetland areas, setbacks from highways and other factors as Council progresses the rezoning. Email, 8 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media


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Return of illegals rejected by Indonesian authorities he Australian Government’s attempts to return illegals to their ports of embarkation in Indonesia are being vigorously rejected by the Indonesian authorities.

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Efforts by ships of the Royal Australian Navy to turn these unseaworthy craft around are being thwarted by these illegals who threaten to scuttle them. By scuttling their boats, the smugglers are well aware that all on board will be classed as shipwrecked mariners ,and under International Maritime Law, must be

rescued by any ship in the area. Classed as shipwrecked mariners, the rescuers then become responsible for them, a loophole the people smugglers well know and exploit to their advantage. To prevent this, the Australian Government must demand that the Indonesian authorities prevent anyone from going to sea on these unseaworthy vessels, and if need be, condemn and impound the vessels outright.

Not only are these boast frighteningly overcrowded, uninsured and unsanitary, but their life saving, wireless communications, fresh water and catering facilities are either inadequate or nonexistent. Under manned by unskilled crew, these totally unseaworthy vessels, underpowered and ill equipped for deep sea travel, would never be allowed to leave our ports in that condition; most probably, they would be impounded by Australian authorities and burnt. Letter, 13 Aug 2012 Lawrence Shaw, Wyong

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The annual awards acknowledge Central Coast business leaders in innovation, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. Council’s economic and property development manager Mr Brett Phillips said sponsorship of the Business Excellence Awards demonstrated

Council’s commitment to strengthening the region’s economy and increasing sustainable, employmentgenerating opportunities for local residents. “Council is focussed on the long-term support, nurturing and promotion of the many businesses looking to expand and develop in the Central Coast, and is committed

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Woman charged over assault on paramedic olice have charged a woman with the assault of an ambulance paramedic at Wyong Hospital on Sunday, August 12.

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At approximately 2am, police from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command were called to an alleged assault of a 35-year-old female ambulance paramedic. Ambulance officers were helping an

intoxicated 16-year-old boy when his mother became abusive towards them and allegedly spat twice at the paramedic. Police were called and arrested the 35-year-old woman who allegedly became violent, spitting at one officer and head butting another. Meanwhile, the woman’s sons breached the emergency department triage area and caused a major disturbance.

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The woman and two males were taken to Wyong Police Station. The woman was charged with assault (two counts), assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm on police and intimidation of police, before being bailed to appear in Wyong Local Court on Wednesday, September 5. Media release, 12 Aug 2012 NSW Police Media

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esponsible pet ownership programs and increased pet registrations appear to be gaining ground, according to a report from Wyong Council’s pet care facility.

y o n g Council closed part of the Pacific Highway at Kangy Angy between 7.30am and 4.30pm, on Sunday, August 19, to remove dead trees.

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The Highway was closed between Fowlers Rd to Old Tuggerah Rd. “We need to remove these dead trees because they pose a potential threat to motorists,” Council’s Roads and Stormwater manager Mr Andrew Pearce said. “Because of the size and proximity of the trees to the road, it was necessary to close the entire road to through traffic. Mr Pearce said works were carried out on a Sunday to minimise the inconvenience to the community. The trees removed will be recycled as part of Council’s upcoming Estuary Management Plan (EMP) stream bank rehabilitation work at Ourimbah Creek. This will result in savings in supply costs for the EMP project and

savings in disposal costs of the dead trees, and forms part of Council’s strategy to use sustainable

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arriving at the facility. The number of animals re-united with their owners over the 2011-12 financial year reached its highest level ever, jumping by 123 animals to 854 successful reunions; and the percentage of animals re-homed with new owners jumped from 79 to 86 per cent. Overall, the number of animals saved in the

2011-12 financial year by Council’s Animal Care Facility was 86 per cent, or 1581 animals. Of those euthanized, 11 per cent were restricted breeds, feral animals, suffering illness, disease or injury, or deemed unsuited for re-homing due to temperament. Email, 8 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media

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Rate payers are entitled to make an adverse inference on the fact that currupt Gosford Council is still in place! Another Local Council election has come around since the corrupt Gosford City Council began trying to stand over my father and trick him into applying for a change of use on his Umina property way back in 2000. Ten Labor people have nominated asking for voters to give their votes in trust at the ballot box. None of them as individuals and certainly none of the parties involved are willing to address the fact that the two parties not much preferred, their party members generally and politicians across the board, continue to accommodate the existence of the corrupt Gosford City Council which they jockey to join.

Former NSW Attorney General Labor Minister John Hatzistergos (on the right) and his assistant Laurie Glanfield, consider pages of widely circulated full and double page ads which highlighted allegations of systemic corruption identifying Gosford City Council as the culprit. There has already been months of advertising alledging our politicians are happy accommodating the documented political sins against the people. For almost 10 years I have made my complaints very public business only to have political all sorts from the top down pretend they don’t understand they are part of the problem. On Monday August 30 2010, at Ourimbah, while talking with NSW’s first law officer, the then Attorney General and Minister John Hatzistergos, I raised for the second time, my often published allegations. He looked uncomfortable after considering what is being read by informed people on the Woy Woy Peninsula and across NSW. Perhaps this is because three years ago, I amplified my concerns about a corrupt consent authority, Gosford City Council, abusing due process to now include misleading the NSW State Coroner in his public inquiry into the deaths of five people in Piles Creek at Somersby. The council allowed the coroner to understand that council had no knowledge or experience in the use or application of concrete to protect the structural integrity of corrugated steel pipes used in the Gosford Local Government Area. We expect our politicians to exercise their influence in the best interest of their constituents. Minister Hatzistergos tried to flick my concerns toward the legal process.

I explained to him my understanding of the separation of powers and how I felt it was more effective for me to keep these corruption allegations against Gosford City Council and State government in front of the court of public opinion where voters remain able to consider how so many politicians like him, on both sides of parliament, seemed intent on keeping hidden what the corrupt council has done. I explained to retired Minister Hatzistergos that it was always within his power to take these often published political allegations, which I insist on identifying as political sins against the people, to the political arena and then pursue them later in another place. There are many Ministries involved including Central Coast, Planning, Local Government and the high office of NSW Premier. All of them enjoy the Ministerial prerogative to correct the political sins against the people which they have all presided over. The truth will continue to be kept in the public eye ‘till well into 2014. The corrupt Gosford City Council, an elected corporate entity governed by

ten politicians, many of whom are tied politically to state level politicians, tried to stand over my father and trick him into applying for a change of use on his property. The council did abuse due process when it accepted a development application which was misleading in no small way. Councillors did resolve to use public money pursuing a legal avenue not open to council at the time. The State Coroner was misled during his inquiry into the deaths of five people. While there is no statute of limitations on allegations of corruption, politicians identified by their insistent refusal to protect the rights and interest of their constituents, identify themselves for all to see as part of this political legal conundrum, by nominating again. This is an intentional attempt by me to combat the spin my taxes pay for every time any politician goes into print!

Edward James, P.O. Box 3024 Umina Beach NSW 2257 02 4341 9140 For information, on how and where this started go to: http://gosfordcouncil.tripod.com


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News

Labor candidate opposes council amalgamation abor candidate for Wyong Council Mr David Mehan said the NSW Minister for Local Government Mr Don Page has all but confirmed that the O’Farrell Government was planning to merge local councils after local government elections.

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“The O’Farrell Government has repeatedly claimed it is opposed to forced amalgamations, but the Minister has given his clearest indication yet that he wants to merge

councils across Sydney,” Mr Mehan said. “The O’Farrell Government must come clean about their plans for local councils. “Labor on the Coast is opposed to the

amalgamation of Gosford and Wyong Councils. “We support continued co-operation between the two councils to improve local services. “Mr Page has confirmed the O’Farrell

Government thinks there are too many councils, but he has not said which councils he thinks should be merged. “On radio program 2UE on Tuesday, August 14, Minister Page said: “We have way too many councils, I agree,” said Mr Mehan. “Given local government elections are near, Mr Page should come out and tell voters which councils he thinks should be merged, or commit to letting elected councils serve for the next four years.” Media release, 14 Aug 2012 David Mehan, Labor Candidate for Wyong Shire

Man charged over attempted service station arson in Toukley olice have charged a man after he allegedly tried to start a fire at a service station in Toukley on Thursday, August 9.

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closed and secured the service station at the intersection of Fravent St and Main Rd, Toukley. As the attendant drove from the forecourt, he passed a group of four people and one allegedly struck his car.

The attendant returned and after allegedly being spat on through an open window, got out of his car and became involved in an altercation with the group. The 39-year-old service station attendant

ran to the nearby Toukley Police Station, spoke with officers and returned to the service station. Police allege that a 22-year-old man removed the petrol pump from a bowser and attempted to ignite the fuel with a lighter. Officers approached the man and arrested him without incident taking him to Wyong Police Station. The Wentworth Falls man was charged with attempted damage to property by fire, and behave in an offensive manner. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday, September 5 Police investigations into the matter continue. Media release, 10 Aug 2012 NSW Police Media

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Dooralong native bush land protected

Ourimbah landcare group receives $240,000 he PalmgroveOurimbah Landcare Group has won a $240,000 grant from the NSW Environmental Trust to be spent over six years on weed removal.

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n area of native bush land has been protected for future generations in a partnership between the Salvation Army and Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment M a n a g e m e n t Authority at their new rehabilitation centre at Dooralong.

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The Salvation Army has signed a Property Vegetation Plan (PVP) covering almost 50 hectares and ensuring the protection of bush land at the site in perpetuity. Funding has been made available through the CMA from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country, as part of a joint project with Wyong Council

to help improve water quality management and environmental outcomes for the Tuggerah Lakes and its catchment. A PVP is a voluntary agreement between the landholder and the CMA and secures areas of high quality vegetation for conservation and rehabilitation. This partnership is significant due to the larger size of the project, the range of important environmental qualities at the site and benefits this would bring to the overall aims of the rehabilitation centre. “The PVP also contains a number of important threatened plants and animals and three Endangered Ecological Communities (EECs),” said CMA’s vegetation

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and riparian officer Mr Dan Keating. “An EEC is a community of animals and plants considered at risk of extinction, often due to past over-clearing. “The protection of these EECs within the Property Vegetation Plan will help to ensure their long-term survival. “Although the bush land has been logged in the past, a significant number of old trees remain within the PVP area. “These ancient giants are vitally important for habitat. “The scars of past termite damage or from where large branches have cleaved off the truck in high winds have been slowly transformed into tree hollows by the industrious activity of animals. “Large forest owls and tree dwelling marsupials need large nesting holes; up to half a metre in diameter to raise their young. “In NSW, more than 170 animal species are dependent on tree hollows for nesting and shelter. “The bush land within the Property Vegetation Plan contains many old blackbutts and blue gums, knurled and scarred, containing many tree hollows. “Taking a closer look, it’s often easy to make out the pattern of claw marks on the trunk, a clear give-away that the

tree is actively used by possums or gliders,” said Mr Keating. Salvation Army Major Ms Jeanette Stoltenberg said the signing of a PVP was a significant gift to future generations, giving them the opportunity to provide a secure healing sanctuary for the participants in the Salvation Army Bridge Rehabilitation Program. “Participants will also learn values such as preservation and protection of their environment,” Major Stoltenberg said. The Bridge Program offers participants the opportunity of a new life for people recovering from a range of addictions, including alcohol, other drugs and gambling. Through the work therapy component of the program, participants would be taught job skills at the Dooralong property, including how to use outdoor equipment and how to look after and maintain their environment. “We have been entrusted with God’s Creation; it’s crucial that we get the best outcomes for the community and our environment and that our animals and plants are protected,” said Major Stoltenberg. Media release, 14 Aug 2012 Joanne Hill, Tuggerah Lakes Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority

The weed removal project will help this section of Ourimbah Rainforest regenerate, which would not only improve the level of biodiversity but also reduce sediment entering Tuggerah Lakes from Ourimbah Creek. Twelve years ago, the group were determined to restore old farm paddocks located on approximately 25 hectares of NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ land back to its natural state; a biological hotspot with 190 plant species, 171 types of fungi and 117 bird species

recorded on the site. A comparison of before and after aerial photographs show the site, once cleared of most trees, now a dense rainforest containing a variety of plants including native orchids such as the Christmas Orchid and rainforest trees including the White Beech, Yellow Ash and Strangler Fig. Over the years, the Hunter-Central Rivers Management Authority (HCRMA) has partnered with this group in a number of projects, including a recent Incentive Project developed to help the group with weed control. The HCRMA will continue to provide ongoing support to this group by providing expert advice in the areas of mapping and monitoring. Website, 14 Aug 2012 Hunter-Central Rivers Management Authority

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Wyong Regional Chronicle - August 20, 2012 - P9

Landcare

Aerial weed spraying on coastal dunes and cliff edges erial spraying undertaken by a lowflying helicopter on Wednesday, August 15, has attacked the coastal weed bitou bush at Munmorah state conservation area, in a bid to prevent the pest from invading native vegetation in National Parks across the Coast.

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The Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has joined forces with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to ensure local native vegetation in Munmorah State Conservation Area and Wyrrabalong National Park is protected, by aerial

spraying of weeds on coastal dunes and along cliff edges. Aerial spraying of noxious weeds, such as bitou bush, is a technique used in areas that are hard to access and where there are large expanses of weed. These areas were targeted as part of a larger program involving over 100 hectares of weed control along the coastal parks. CMA Catchment Coast and Marine officer Mr Rob Carraro said bitou bush was a native of South Africa, declared a noxious weed and was also listed as a weed of national significance. “We are keen to support the NPWS in any actions that stop this pest from

invading local dunes and smothering native plants,” Mr Carraro said. “There is an endangered ecological grassland community on the headland in this area that also needs to be protected.” NPWS Lakes area Manager Ms Bronwyn Conyers said aerial spraying using helicopters provided a number of benefits for native vegetation. “This technique has resulted in a better than 95 per cent control of bitou in a number of our reserves, while native plants are largely unaffected,” Ms Conyers said. “We use a low concentration herbicide that kills the bitou, an active grower in winter, while

causing minimal damage to native vegetation, which grows slowly in the colder months. “NPWS has used this technique in the region for 12 years and aerial

spraying every two or three years is one part of our weed management approach. “We also rely on our staff and landcare volunteers to continue to work on weeds

in our parks and reserves,” Ms Conyers said. Media release, 15 Aug 2012 Maree Whelan, HunterCentral Rivers Catchment Management Authority

Residents’ Group claims sea level rise policy is inconsistent C

o a s t a l Residents Incorporated has sent a letter to Wyong Council on behalf of a Wyong couple concerning misinformation regarding Flood Level Planning for construction of a new home on McDonagh Rd. Andrew and Kerrie Chisholm received approval to construct a new home at McDonagh Rd and, on the advice of Council officers, submitted a development application that required a Flood Planning Level of 3.6m AHD.

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“This is based on the current one per cent AEP Flood Design Level for Tuggerah Lakes,” said Coastal Residents Incorporated secretary Mr Pat Aiken. “There is a now substantial additional cost associated with building to this Flood Design Level, which incorporates the NSW Government Benchmark from the NSW State Government Sea Level Rise Policy. “That Policy projects a sea level rise of 900mm by 2100; 88 years from now. “Wyong Council does not have any information on its Planning Certificates to warn people that properties are affected by development controls related to

building in Sea Level Rise affected areas. “Gosford Council had the warning message, but it didn’t stop development. “This is just an example of how inconsistently the State Government’s Sea Level Rise Policy and Legislation is implemented along our coastal areas. “Only 16 out of more than 50 coastal Councils have implemented this draconian legislation. “Not only must they build their home to a floor level to escape current flood predictions, but they must also add another 900mm onto the current Flood Planning Level, which already includes an additional 500mm of freeboard. “There is no formal

Flood Management Plan in place that has been developed by Wyong Shire Council in accordance with NSW Government Guidelines that would require such development controls or management options for a one per cent AEP Flood Event. “Additionally, Council officers have told Andrew and Kerrie Chisholm that if they apply for a variation to the approved development, they will be required to pay a fee of $1255 together with advertising costs of $285 under Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. “That extraordinary fee is apparently required to change a measurement on a plan. “When the Chisholm’s

purchased their property there was no indication that Council had introduced a FPL of 3.6m AHD for this property. “There was a reference to Wyong Council’s policy for Flood Prone Land. “Wyong Council’s website provides access to F5 Flood Prone Land Development.

“There is no reference within this document that an FPL of 3.6mAHD that includes sea level rise projections is required. “Now another couple is faced with a battle to build in an area that is affected by current flood planning,” said Mr Aiken. Email, 6 Aug 2012 Pat Aiken, Coastal Residents Incorporated


Election

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Graham runs for election again

Councillors launch their re-election campaign yong Shire Independents, Cr Greg Best, A Ward, and Cr Doug Eaton, B Ward, have launched their re-election campaign for Wyong Council.

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ob Graham’s independent team is running for election for another term as a councillor on Wyong Council in the up and coming Saturday, September 8 election.

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“The team is made up of a group of longtime residents of Wyong Shire, all dedicated to fulfilling their ambition to make Wyong Shire a better place to live, raise a family, work and eventually retire,” said Wyong mayor Cr Bob Graham. Bob and Lorraine Graham have lived in and served the Wyong community for 33 years,

and their children Raelene and Paul and their six grandchildren still live, work and go to school on the Central Coast. “I have served on Berkeley Vale Public School Council for 16 years, most of those years as president, I have been a member of the Mariners Football Club Board of Directors since the Mariners creation,” said Cr Graham. “In my 13 years as a Wyong Shire councillor, I have served five times as mayor and four as deputy, and I believe that my record speaks for itself. “I personally negotiated and lobbied the Federal Government to obtain the 80.3

million dollars for the now complete Mardi to Mangrove water pipeline, and I was successful in getting the Federal funding of 20 million dollars for the restoration of the Tuggerah Lakes. “My team and I are seeking support to continue our goal of making Wyong Shire a place to raise your family and eventually retire, and to do this we must encourage investment and development in our area to create the necessary jobs to give the community financial stability that it deserves. “I am sure that I don’t have to tell you that we have one of the highest unemployment figures

in Australia, but we also have up to 40,000 of our Central Coast residents commute on a daily basis to Sydney or Newcastle for work. “I know that the majority of these folk would prefer to work close to home, and that is one of our primary goals to work to achieve,” said Cr Graham. Cr Graham’s team consists of professional fire fighter Mr Bob Barton whose family have lived in Wyong for over 60 years; director of Nurses Now Ms Laurinda Pericleous and NSW representative for Bristile Roofing Mr Mick Morley. Media release, 9 Aug 2012 Bob Graham, Berkeley Vale

Cr Best and Cr Eaton said they wanted to build on their achievements in this term of Council, including getting Council’s finances under control, boosting road funding and getting new surf clubs built. “While we have achieved record levels of road funding, including rebuilding Minnesota and Louisiana Rds at Warnervale, many more roads, particularly in our shire’s north, need to be fixed,” said Cr Best. “We have made a start with the Performing Arts Centre, with it being DA approved, but now we must ensure it gets built,” said Cr Eaton. Cr Best and Cr Eaton said stopping restrictions

being placed on property titles for some 20,000 properties in the Shire was the issue they saw as the biggest challenge. “Staff want to follow many other councils and raise existing flood levels another metre due to nonexistent sea level rise,” said Cr Best. “It has no basis, in fact, it would result in plunging property values and insurance premiums skyrocketing; it must be stopped now,” said Cr Eaton. Other projects they are said to be working on include filling in the missing link cycleway and shared pathway between North Entrance and Noraville. This will provide 30kms of off road paths for safe cycling and walking for the community. Email, 15 Aug 2012 Doug Eaton, Wyong Greg Best, Toukley

Liberals announce A Ward party

he Liberal Party has announced its A Ward team for the Wyong Council elections to be held on Saturday, September 8.

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The ticket will be headed by local Electorate Office staffer Mr Luke Nayna with his team, including Mr Scott Arneil, Mr Troy Stulz, Ms Karen Drinan and Ms Donna

Anderson. “I am proud to be leading an energetic local Liberal team that live and work in Wyong Shire,” Mr Nayna said. “We are committed

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to ensuring our area receives the leadership and direction needed as we face the challenges of growth in our region. “Our focus is opening the door for local investment and local jobs, as well as maintaining infrastructure development as a key priority.

“We want to see a common sense approach that will deliver better roads, better planning controls, better investment and more local jobs. “My team has hit the ground running. “We’re out working in the area already. “We’ve been door

knocking, meeting people on street stalls and meeting with community groups. “We understand firsthand the issues that are important to local residents,” Mr Nayna said. Media release, 14 Aug 2012 Luke Nayna, Liberal Party Candidate, A Ward


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Election

Deputy mayor stands for re-election y o n g G r e e n s P a r t y candidate for A Ward Cr Sue Wynn will stand for re-election in this year’s local government elections alongside B Ward Greens candidate, Ms Deidrie Jinks.

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A group of supporters gathered in Killarney Vale on Sunday, July 22, to hear Cr Wynn and Ms Jinks speak about the main issues confronting the Shire. Cr Wynn and Ms Jinks said keeping public land in the public’s hands, supporting communities to become more sustainable, resilient

and cohesive, spreading the shared pathways and looking after the environment was among their key projects. Cr Wynn, lead candidate for A Ward, has been re-endorsed by the Central Coast Greens to run again based on her commitment and campaigning to improve environmental and social outcomes in Wyong. “I’m committed to continue working to deliver for the community and if re-elected, to achieve improved governance, sporting, physical, environmental and cultural outcomes for the Shire,” said Cr Wynn. Cr Wynn’s team consists of small

business owner Mr Ben Wynn, teacher Ms Chris Henderson, union organiser Mr Scott Rickard and Wildlife ARC volunteer Ms Lesley Hale. “The Greens are very proud to announce that we are also, for the first time, running a team in B Ward,” said Cr Wynn. “Deidrie Jinks is our lead candidate for B Ward. “Deidrie owns and operates a small local native nursery and also teaches Bush Regeneration at TAFE. “Deidrie’s passion is open, transparent and accountable governance and real protection for our beautiful environment,”

Chris Hendeson, Scott Wickard, Sue Wynn, Ben Wynn and Lesley Hale

said Cr Wynn. Ms Jinks’ team consists of university student Ms Vanessa Turner, software consultant Mr Ian McKinnon, environmental campaigner Mr Tony Newman and former president of the

Australian Women’s Bowling Association Ms Jean McKinnon. “If elected, the Greens in Wyong also pledge to increase co-operation with Gosford Council, to work towards both a Joint Regional Arts and a Joint Regional Sports

strategy, to maximise the opportunities and experiences available to all residents of the Central Coast,” Cr Wynn said. Media release, 16 Aug 2012 Sue Wynn, Mannering Park Deidrie Jinks, Ourimbah

Sustainable Communities The Greens and the community, working together, have much to do in Wyong Shire.

Sue Wynn Ward A Sue Wynn has achieved much in her first term on Wyong Council. Currently Deputy Mayor, she has fought hard to establish E waste collections, the Community Gardens policy and a $300 000 2 for 1 Council community matching grant fund. Her mission is to see Wyong Shire back in the black financially through responsible and transparent fiscal management.

Deidrie Jinks Ward B Deidrie is a long term resident of Ourimbah. One time University Lecturer, she now teaches conservation and land management at Wyong TAFE and runs a family farming enterprise. Deidrie is passionate about the environment, will fight to keep public assets in public hands and to protect the future of our agricultural lands and water catchment areas.

Insist on responsible and transparent financial management. Fight to keep public school and community lands in public hands. Retain the right of Wyong Shire residents and Councillors to have their say about development projects in their own backyards. Be more assertive with the RTA. Encourage and support community initiatives: - precinct committees, community gardens, landcare groups. Invest more in shared pathways and road verges. Ensure a fair share of playgrounds, sporting fields and bushland reserves. Continue to resist all “fracking” for coal seam gas. Create high end, well paid local jobs in the new green economy. Encourage the development of a high speed rail link from Sydney. Promote an Arts precinct for regional cultural infrastructure. Care for our creeks and rivers, retain Wyong’s local biodiversity. Contact details: Sue Wynn ph 4359 1481 Web: centralcoast.nsw.greens.org.au Authorised by Terry Jones, 3 Baden St, Killcare 2257


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Salvation Army officer based at Mingara Club i n g a r a Recreation Club and the Salvation Army are teaming up to help Central Coast locals by trialling a new program to place chaplains at clubs across NSW to help patrons deal with personal issues.

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As part of a 12 month trial, a Mingara Salvation Army officer will be stationed at the Club for up to 20 hours a week assisting those in need of help or support. If the trial proves successful, the Salvation Army and ClubsNSW will look to place a Salvation Army officer in clubs throughout the State. Mingara Recreation Club CEO Mr Paul Barnett said the Mingara Salvation Army Officer will work with the Club to tackle a range of personal

issues, as well as the underlying issues that sometimes cause a person to gamble irresponsibly. “It’s well established that many addicts gamble to deal with the pain of a pre-existing issue such as divorce, depression or the death of a loved one. “Counsellors find that these people are more likely to seek help for those pre-existing issues than seek help for their gambling problems. “By having a Mingara Salvation Army officer here at the Club, a problem gambler would be able to get help for both their gambling addiction and the underlying issue that is causing it,” Mr Barnett said. Salvation Army major Mr Paul Moulds said that the Salvation Army Chaplain would develop a strong relationship with the club community and would also be available

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to make home visits if asked. “Clubs play a key role in NSW communities and are the modern day equivalent of townsquares,” Mr Moulds said. “People from all sections of the community gather there. “The Salvation Army has always desired to

be at the heart of where Australians gather, offering comfort and support help to anyone who needs it. “This means that we need to be working in partnership with organisations like Mingara, placing our people and resources where the community is,”

he said. ClubsNSW CEO Mr Anthony Ball said clubs and the Salvation Army had a long relationship of working together to help the community. “This is an extremely exciting program that will make a real difference in the lives of people living on the Central Coast.

“Mingara’s reputation for supporting its community is renowned throughout the industry and has helped establish them as one of Australia’s leading clubs. “The Central Coast has more club members per capita than any part of Australia. “Mingara, with more than one million visitors each year, is arguably the region’s leading club and thus a perfect venue to trial this ground breaking partnership with the Salvation Army,” Mr Ball said. The Salvation Army is funding the trial and will provide progress reports and a final assessment of the program before a decision is made on its possible expansion across the state. Media release, 5 Aug 2012 Carissa Simons, ClubsNSW

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level rise, only 16, including Gosford, have issued 149(5) certificates notifying property owners,” said Cr Macfadyen. “Up to 9000 properties in Gosford Local Government Area could be affected by the s149(5) certificates. “Council issued these certificates under advice and good intentions, but I now realise that there is no stability in the matter unless it is regulated across

all NSW councils who are affected. “It’s important that the message be consistent across all relevant councils in NSW, that residents feel their future is stable and that common sense prevails,” he said.

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Central Coast Alliance fail to nominate

osford City and Wyong Shire Councils celebrated a significant milestone in securing the region’s water supply on Wednesday, July 25, with the official completion of the Mardi-Mangrove Link Project.

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Coast population increases by 10% in 5 years

osford Council appointed Mr Stephen Glen as the acting general manager at its meeting of Tuesday, July 3.

Mr Glen, who was formerly performing the role of director of city services, took on the role of acting general manager following Mr Peter Wilson’s retirement last month. Mr Peter Armour is now performing the role of acting director of city services. At the meeting, mayor Cr Laure Maher said it would take around six months for the role of the general manager to be permanently filled with Mr Glen expected to fill the position until early next year.

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osford Cr Jim Macfadyen has called on the State Government to regulate s149 (5) planning certificates across all relevant councils to give consistency, stability and common sense.

Cr Macfadyen successfully moved, at the council meeting on Tuesday, July 3, that Council remove the s149 (5) planning certificates message that related to sea level rise until the NSW State Government legislates that all Councils in NSW give a clear direction to all property owners who are affected by this event. “Of the 50 Local Government Areas in NSW that are affected by sea

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The Councils have taken official control of the $120 million Mardi-Mangrove Link from contractor John Holland after extensive testing of all components has ensured its functionality and reliability. To commemorate this milestone, Wyong Shire Mayor Bob Graham and Gosford City Mayor Laurie Maher unveiled a speciallydesigned sculpture at Woodbury Park, Mardi.

The Mardi-Mangrove Link Project is an initiative of Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils with Australian Government funding of $80.3 million through its Water Smart Program and an additional $40 million combined from the two Councils. Media Release, 23 Jul 2012 Megan Low, Gosford Council

Central Coast Alliance candidates now unable to stand for Council election Gosford Council mayor Cr Laurie Maher, Wyong Council mayor Cr Bob Graham and contractor John Holland

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he 2011 census information for the Central Coast has been released, showing an increase in population of 29,458 to 312,184 from the 2006 census.

In the 2011 census, the number of males on the Coast was 150,702 and the number of females was 161,482 with a median age of 41. In the 2006 census, however, the average number of males was 136, 143 and number of females was 146,583 with a median age of 40. Looking at five suburbs in the Gosford LGA, comprising Gosford, East Gosford, Terrigal, Lisarow and Avoca, population increased in all bar Lisarow,

which decreased from 5284 to 5038. The median weekly household income increased across the board with Gosford up from $835 to $1013, East Gosford from $679 to $863, Terrigal from $1121 to $1323, Lisarow from $1335 to $1558 and Avoca from $1147 to $1458. Median mortgage repayments also increased with Terrigal recording an increase of $434 from $1121 to $2167. Median weekly rent was also on the rise with East

Gosford recording a $65 increase from $195 to $260. The average number of families living in Gosford, east Gosford, Avoca and Terrigal increased with Gosford going from 636 to 783, East Gosford from 904 to 1021, Terrigal from 2660 to 2913 and Avoca from 1128 to 1177. Lisarow’s average number of families decreased by 58 going to 1373. Website, 12 Jul 2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Council moves into caretaker mode osford Council will operate under a caretaker mode from Friday August 10, to Saturday, September 8, as part of its responsibilities during the election period to ensure major decisions are not made which may limit the actions of an incoming council.

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the council of any amount equal to or greater than $150,000 or one per cent of the Council’s revenue from rates in the preceding financial year. It must not determine a

controversial development application, except where a failure to make such a determination would give rise to a deemed refusal, or such a deemed refusal arose before the commencement of the caretaker period. The term “controversial development application” is defined as one for

which at least 25 persons have made submissions by way of objection. Council must not appoint or renew the appointment of the general manager or terminate their employment. This does not include the appointment of an acting or temporary general manager).

In particular cases, these functions may be exercised with the approval of the Minister for Local Government. Gosford Council Agenda COR.73, 24 Jul 2012

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osford Cr Peter Freewater has said so long to local government after his nine candidate party failed to submit its nomination forms in time.

All of the nomination forms for Central Coast Alliance were completed and handed to one of the candidates on Cr Freewater’s ticket to submit while he was in Scotland supporting his son in the world championships of highland dancing. “This person decided to wait until half an hour before the close of nominations to submit the paperwork and then realised that they hadn’t brought the form with all the candidates’ signatures. “Subsequently, they went home to look for it and

by the time they got back, nominations had closed. “Therefore, not only did they not submit the group nomination, they didn’t submit [the forms for] any of the candidates at all. “That’s it - all over red rover,” said Cr Freewater. The person handling the nominations for the Central Coast Alliance came into the office of Ducks Crossing Publications shortly after nominations had closed to cancel booked advertising in view of missing the deadline. He said he was “devastated” in missing the

nominations by one minute and was too upset to make further comment. Number five on the ticket Mr Jake Cassar said he was disappointed and it was unfortunate it was left until the last half an hour. “I guess the whole group should take some responsibility to a point. “It’s remarkable how it could come down to those last few minutes, but rules are rules. “The real losers in this are the community because I think we had a really, really great team of genuine community leaders that are

out there in the community making a difference. “Me personally, I’m not deterred from any of the things I’m doing for the environment and social justice,” he said. Cr Freewater said he had worked hard for the last four years to clean up Gosford Council and had made a pretty good fist of it. “I saved Coastal Open Space System (COSS) from getting a recreation zoning that would allow sporting fixtures and hotels; I got the entrance [to Brisbane Water] dredged so boats wouldn’t get trashed on the rocks; I helped secure Bambara. “I showed the community that they can stand up to Gosford Council and

expose them. “I also played a major role in the retiring of the general manager and so now we can make a clean start with a new one. “My concern is that many of the old councillors will still be there and I believe it would be better if the new Council were to grow out of fresh, fertile soil. “So with this in mind, please don’t vote Labor, Liberal, Central Coast First or Craig Doyle; you’ll just be throwing the same old fertiliser on the new general manager. “I think Kate da Costa and Hillary Morris would be excellent councillors if you don’t mind the fact that they’re Greens.

“I’d like to thank all those people in the community that have supported me and written to me or called me to thank me for things I’ve done. “It was really good to hear people say ‘thank you’. “I’m just sorry I won’t be there for another term to ‘keep up the good fight’,” said Cr Freewater. He said he would now be able to return to being a marine scientist and spending more time with his family. Email, 9 Aug 2012 Peter Freewater, Horsfield Bay Kaitlin Watts, 10 Aug 2012 Jake Cassar, West Gosford

“The residents were concerned that the paint would harm our waterways, and that’s exactly where it will end up if you clean your paintbrush outside without following the correct procedures,” said Council’s compliance and regulation manager Mr Rob Van Hese. “In this instance, the likely scenario was someone washing brushes after completing renovations. “What we would like people to understand is that if they are not careful when it comes to cleaning paintbrushes, excess paint will end up in our waterways. “Given Council has received $20 million worth of funding for our Estuary Management Program, and is making a real effort to clean up our lakes, any pollution caused by paint entering our waterways

and catchment areas certainly doesn’t help our cause,” said Mr Van Hese. Council is encouraging residents to follow the guidelines issued by the NSW Government Department Office of Environment and Heritage, when it comes to cleaning used paintbrushes, which instructs residents to never wash brushes, rollers and trays by

flushing them under running water, which ends up in the sewer, stormwater network or natural waterways. For a pollute waters offence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, fines range from $750 for individuals and $1500 for a corporation. Media release, 6 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media

The international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia is responding with emergency assistance for people affected by the severe drought in the Horn of Africa, where more than 10 million people are at risk of starvation.

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Hearing aid in place A Hearing Awareness Expo will be held at the Central Coast Leagues Club on Wednesday, August 22, from 9:30am unl 3:30pm.The expo will be opened by Scott Levi from Central Coast ABC Radio, followed by an intro by Better Hearing Australia Central Coast representative Mr Peter Moore.

Mr Moore was diagnosed with single sided deafness in 1950. In the years up until 2001, he passed through high school, university, was a partner in a business on the Central Coast, sang with a musical society in Sydney for over 20 years and, on coming to the Central Coast, sang with the Central Coast

Chorale and other groups. But on February 24, 2001, his hearing went completely, and all his social activities went with it. Better Hearing Australia became a lifeline for him and now, with bi-lateral Cochlear Implants returning his hearing, life is again rich and meaningful. Peter volunteers with Better Hearing Australia to repay their support in the dark days of the ‘naughties’ and as he says, “I now have stereo hearing (due to the Cochlear Implants): something that I haven’t had for over 50 years”. Following Mr Moore’s talk, National Disability Insurance Scheme campaign director Mr John Della Bosca will then explain how the Scheme will operate and assist the hearing impaired. Key note speaker National Acoustic Laboratories director Professor Harvey Dillon will take the floor from 11:25am and will speak on new ways in which people with hearing loss can be helped. After lunch, audience members will be invited to visit Trade Tables and the

Australian Hearing Bus outside the club and chat with audiologists and hearing device suppliers. Ambassador for ‘Don’t DIS my ABILITY’ Mr Steve Ripley will challenge the audience with his testimony as a deaf-

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Education

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Tuggerah Lakes’ schools win award

Budget cuts at TAFE affect Wyong students yong TAFE teachers and staff held a meeting outside the office of Member for Wyong Mr Darren Webber on Wednesday, August 8, concerning funding cuts to courses at the campus.

W he Tuggerah L a k e s Learning Community were announced the winners of the Community of Schools category in the second annual Great Schools ShowOff competition, at a ceremony held at Doltone House, Pyrmont, on Thursday, August 2.

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For the second year in a row, a group of budding film makers from the Tuggerah Lakes Learning Community (TLLC) have had their cinematic skills rewarded with the NSW Department of Education and Communities version of an Oscar. TLLC comprises Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Brooke Avenue, Chittaway Bay, Killarney

Vale, The Entrance and Wamberal Public Schools, as well as Tuggerah Lakes Secondary Colleges’ Berkeley Vale, Tumbi Umbi and The Entrance Campuses. Each of the 10 schools in the TLLC will now receive a high-definition camcorder and plasma television package from Panasonic worth over $2500. The TLLC entry highlighted the motto ‘United in excellence, equity and opportunity’ by showcasing the wide variety of positive learning and extracurricular opportunities for students within the TLLC. The Great Schools Show-Off (GSSO) competition was a chance for all NSW public schools to tell their school’s story, and promote their school to

new audiences. Over 180 schools submitted video entries to the competition judges. Students already regularly produce videos, web pages and a variety of other technologybased materials as part of their coursework. As part of the GSSO, students who working under the guidance of their teachers were encouraged to develop digital promotional material for their school. Submissions were judged on a number of set criteria, including the effectiveness of the script, whether it presented the school in a positive light, the quality of its visuals and effective use of voice overs and music. Media release, 3 Aug 2012 Sven Wright NSW Department of Education and Training

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“TAFE teachers and staff delivered the message to their local MP that the impacts of the TAFE funding cuts are not acceptable,” said TAFE Teachers Association president Mr Phillip Chadwick. The meeting was addressed by Mr Chadwick, who told Mr Webber of his responsibility to maintain high quality TAFE courses for the local communities, and to stand against Mr O’Farrell’s government budget attacks. “We have been shocked at the State government’s decision to close courses in the Central Coast, resulting in students losing access to their TAFE courses and teachers and support staff losing some or all of their work. “We are informing the community of the budget cuts to TAFE; local communities must work together to protect local

public services and local jobs. “TAFE students will be directly affected this semester, with cuts to student class hours in automotive courses at Wyong,” said Mr Chadwick. NSW Teachers Federation organiser Mr Rob Long said: “TAFE teachers in the Hunter Institute have been informed of a wide range of course cuts for their students across a wide range of disciplines and locations. “Over 30 courses have either been completely deleted or suffered dramatic cuts to student enrolments. “The NSW Teachers Federation is concerned these attacks on Hunter TAFE may get worse if TAFE funds are privatised in the future. “Attacks on TAFE across Australia in 2012 have been dramatic. “In Victoria, open competition for TAFE funding has seen student fees and debt increase, courses cut, thousands of teachers and staff redundancies and the announcement of College closures. “Already for this Semester, NSW TAFE has seen cuts to courses and further pressure to reduce costs, including

reduced nominal teaching hours and job losses for casual and temporary teachers. “The State Treasurer announced an additional 10,000 public service job cuts across NSW. Any job losses to TAFE teachers on the Central Coast will be another broken promise by the O’Farrell Government. “Prior to the 2011 State election, Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner and the Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, signed the Invest in TAFE pledge, promising a Government guarantee of TAFE funding and an increase in permanent teaching positions,” said Mr Long. Media release, 8 Aug 2012 Phillip Chadwick, TAFE Teachers Association


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Youth strategy adopted proposed new four year strategy to employ and train a higher percentage of youth at Wyong Council was agreed to at an ordinary meeting held at Wyong Civic Centre on Wednesday, August 8.

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The Council requested a report on the cost and benefits of direct employment of apprentices and trainees prior to the adoption of the Wyong Shire Council Youth Employment Strategy. As one of the largest employers on the Central Coast, Council is aiming in the long term to increase youth participation in its workforce from the current 8.2 per cent of all employees to around 15 per cent. Not only would

this help reduce youth unemployment in the region, it is also seen as a vital part of succession planning for Council’s workforce. The Youth Employment Strategy outlines programs such as embracing diversity; engaging young people through scholarship opportunities, study assistance schemes, school based apprentices and mentoring programs. Exposure through work experience programs and school curriculum support programs would also be featured. Councillors highlighted the trainee course in its child care centres as a prime example of how it currently helps young people to get into traineeships and employment. Email, 8 Aug 2012 Wyong Council Media

School petitions for flashing lights udgewoi Public School is urging members of the community to sign a flashing lights petition to have flashing school speed zone lights installed around the school.

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“The petition is located in the front office for people to sign, and some of our SRC students will

be taking it around before school so parents can sign it,” said principal Ms Kerry Moore. “Thank you to those who have signed the petition already. “We need as many signatures as possible for the petition to be effective.” Newsletter, 13 Aug 2012 Kerry Moore, Budgewoi Public School

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Gorokan Public celebrates Olympics orokan Public School hosted a musical performance from Wednesday, August 15, to Friday, August 17, to commemorate the 2012 London Olympics.

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“All 500 Gorokan Public School students, and all the staff, did their bit to save the London Olympics, at least on stage,” said assistant principal Mr Jason Clenton. The school holds a whole-school musical to coincide with the Olympics every four years, each production taking its theme from the Olympic venue. This year the story was about how a distant Australian relative of

Sherlock Holmes does battle with The Wicked Warden of the West End, who is set on destroying the London Olympics by spiriting away all the children of Britain before the Games begin. “So it’s called ‘Young Sherlock Holmes and the Battle of Britain’s Kids,’ written by the staff and including musical numbers created by each grade,” said Mr Clenton. “The preparation was a mammoth effort not just by the staff and students, but also countless parent and community volunteers, especially in creating the spectacular costumes and sets,” Mr Clenton said. Media release, 25 Jul 2012 Jason Clenton, Gorokan Public School

Students visit Canberra tudents from Brooke Avenue Public School in Killarney Vale travelled to Canberra for a four night educational excursion on Tuesday, July 31.

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“At 5:30am, 100 plus students and stage three staff piled into the hall for the final check before boarding the buses bound for Canberra,” said principal Ms Kerry Wellham. Students visited the National Art Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the Dinosaur Museum, the Electoral Education Centre, the Museum of

Democracy, Parliament House, Mount Ainslie Lookout, Telstra Tower, Snowy Hydro Centre, Kosciusko National Park, Perisher Valley and Questacon. “In some of the places the children actually got to do things that they are only able to do if they are with a school group,” said Ms Wellham. “Thanks so much to all of our families; all students arrived on time and were well prepared for the cold.” Newsletter, 01 Aug 2012 Kerry Wellham, Brooke Avenue Public School

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Out & About

Brackets and Jam celebrate 16th annual Gathering of the Clans

Watanobbi voted “most unfortunate” place name’ atanobbi has been v o t e d Australia’s most unfortunate place name in a global poll completed by 2000 people.

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through our Castle Façade into the oval, where a mass pipe band display opens the day’s celebrations,” said event manager Ms Julie Smith. The bands will perform throughout the day and the closing ceremony will also have a mass bands display. There will be live entertainment, including pipe band performances and medieval displays as well as craft stalls showcasing Scottish and local handicrafts. Clan stalls for those who would like to trace their Scottish heritage, jumping castle and mini jeeps for the kids will also be available. The ladies and gentlemen from the Danelaw Medieval Reenactment group will be there with the Little Knights School teaching the kiddies what it is like to be a knight in days of olde.

“Have you ever wondered what is under the boy’s kilts? “Well, come along and watch the Highland Games Competition and you will definitely see what is there while the boys toss the caber, wrestle with a large log and an opponent; this year we have a stone carry with a weight of up to 150kgs,” said Ms Smith. Celebrations will continue into the evening with the traditional Ceilidh (Scottish Dance Party) being held at the Norah Head Sports Club, where the Highlander Celtic Rock Band will be providing the music for the night. Also performing on the night will be the NSW Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band festivities which will commence at 7pm.

The poll was conducted by genealogy website, Find My Past, and its network of partner sites. Watanobbi beat rivals, including Eggs and Bacon Bay in Tasmania, Bong Bong in NSW, and Burpengary in Queensland. “In the course of researching their family history, people can discover that their ancestors came from somewhere with an unlikely, unfortunate or downright embarrassing name,” said findmypast.com. au family historian Ms Emma Kelly. “It’s not necessarily

the worst thing you might find when tracing your family history, but some people may be stunned to discover that their ancestors came from somewhere called Watanobbi or Eggs and Bacon Bay. “More recently, some Watanobbi residents have complained that local house prices have been depressed by the coarse jokes that attach to its name, which in turn prompted an unsuccessful bid 10 years ago to have its name changed to Chapman Gardens. “We describe these names as unfortunate, but they are also, in a way, sort of wonderful and part of what makes Australia special,” Ms Kelly said. Media release, 15 Aug 2012 Emma Kelly, Find My Past.

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Out & About

Warnervale Driver education program to florist wins be launched in Wyong business award

Wa r n e r v a l e florist has won the 2012 Business Leaders Award at the Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Awards on Friday, July 27.

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The win by Roses2Go made the hydroponic rose growing business an automatic finalist for the same category at the Central Coast Business Excellence Awards held at Mingara Recreation Club on Saturday, August 18. Owners and founders of Roses2Go Nicky and Wade Mann have been cultivating roses since 1990, initially from the

family farm in Zimbabwe where political unrest and land reform policies forced Nicky, Wade and their three young children to flee their homeland in 2000 and begin a new life in Australia. Judged by an independent panel, the Business Leaders Award recognises business people who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business direction and innovative ideas while providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming young business people. Email, 7 Aug 2012 Phaedra Pym, A way with words

Wade Mann receiving the award from Lake Haven Shopping Centre manager Mr Michael Cochrane

The SKODA car donated to Oasis Youth Centre Wyong

he Salvation Army will launch a new driver education program Drive for Life for disadvantaged young people at the Oasis Youth Centre in Wyong, on Wednesday, August 22.

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SKODA has provided three cars to The Salvation Army, one of which will be used at the Oasis Youth Centre to

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assist Drive for Life in providing teenagers with the opportunity to refine their driving skills and acquire the hours they need in order to upgrade to a provisional licence. Oasis Youth Centre manager Ms Robyn Bust said she was excited to offer Drive for Life and believed many doors would be opened for Central Coast youth who embarked on the program. “Research tells us that a lack of access to a driving licence severely limits young people’s employment opportunities and impacts their sense of belonging and connection to the community. “The aim of the

program is to help disadvantaged young people on the Central Coast get their driver’s licence so they are more employable and able to apply for jobs that require personal transport,” said Ms Bust. A key feature of Drive for Life is the pairing of young people with a trained volunteer mentor who supports them through the duration of the driving lessons once they have obtained proficiency in their basic road skills test. “The experience of having a driving mentor provides an immense amount of support for the young drivers who greatly benefit from the relationship that is formed

during the program,” said Ms Bust. Amongst the staff at the Oasis Youth Centre is a fully qualified driving instructor who will be readily available to provide training and skilled guidance to ensure that the students can promptly gain their independence on the road. “This is a fantastic initiative and I urge anyone who might be interested, whether it be for yourself, a friend, a child or relative to come along to receive important information about the program,” Ms Bust said. Media release, 15 Aug 2012 Dana Hardes, Brilliant Logic PR

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building, with construction expected to be finished this month. All tables were full at the Wyong Golf Club, with 150 people in attendance, with guests participating in raffles, auctions and games to raise the funds. Newsletter, 16 Aug 2012 Wyong Neighbourhood Centre

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Dogs walk for charity he annual Paws and Claws for a Cause community dog walk will be held at The Entrance on Sunday, August 26.

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The event, which is in its fourth year, will raise funds for both the RSPCA Central Coast and for the Wyong Shire Animal Care Facility, which both work to educate pet owners on responsible pet ownership. The walk starts at 10am from Rotary Park, Long Jetty, for the energetic. A shorter walk starts at 10am at the lake end of Archibald Rd, Long Jetty. The walk then goes along the lake foreshore and finishes at Memorial Park, The Entrance, where there will be family entertainment, with Skyepoint performing. “Get up and close with Crocodile Encounters, watch the amazing agility and dog obedience demonstrations from The Central Coast Dog

The start of last year’s walk

Obedience Training Club and plenty of stalls and amusement rides,” said The Entrance Town Centre’s events manager Ms Donna Judge. “We will also have a best dressed dog competition, best trick and cutest puppy competition. “Show bags and merchandise will be available to purchase on the day. “Each dog that is registered to participate

in the walk will receive a certificate of completion. “Disposable poop bags will also be supplied at the starting points and free micro-chipping vouchers will be available on the day. “Registration is $8 per dog if you register before the day of the event or you can register on the day for $10 per dog. “Registering your dog to go in the walk is easy; your entry form can be posted, emailed,

faxed or handed in at The Entrance Town Centre Management Office or any Greater Building Society on the Central Coast,” Ms Judge said. Stall application forms and registration forms to enter your dog in the walk are available from The Entrance Town Centre Management office or download a registration form from www. theentrance.org. Media release, 15 Aug 2012 Donna Judge, The Entrance Town Centre

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Market Day at Wyong High he first annual W y o n g Community Market Day will be held at Wyong High School on Friday, September 7, from 1pm.

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The public event hosted by six local schools, features a diverse range of music and photography competitions, stalls, carnival rides and a strong focus on educational environmental workshops. Town crier Mr Graham Keating will guide

market goers amongst the creative atmosphere with stalls of natural timber home wares, handmade cards, bakery treats, jewellery and books. “Lose yourself in the fragrance of Soaptisserie cupcake soaps, Body Shop lotions and arrangements by Hooked on Flowers,” said market coordinator Ms Faye Moore. “Relax with a massage or a coffee in hand while being entertained by Aboriginal dance, bush music or the hard rock band.

“Bring the whole family to take part in our workshops from dance, art, potting and planting, worm farming, through to social media. “Catch a yabby, throw a wet sponge or take a challenge on the 30 foot high rock climb. “Make the most of the carnival rides with an unlimited rides pass, with pre purchase for a special rate of $25,” said Ms Moore. Email, 14 Aug 2012 Faye Moore, Wyong High School

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Grunwald to play at Bateau Bay lues and roots Friday, September 28, artist Ash from 8pm. “With the recent release Grunwald will play a show at The of Ash’s brand new album Entrance Leagues Trouble’s Door, released Club, Bateau Bay, on on Friday, May 11, and

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For events in post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262 and 2263 Monday August 20 Buses replace trains Between Gosford and Wyong 10.15pm to 3am

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Friday August 24 Fruit and Vegetable boxes for pension card holders in 2261 Friday KBT Hub, Killarney September 7 Vale Community market day, Wyong High Saturday School August 25 Gathering of the Saturday clans, Norah Head September 8 Sports Oval Local Government Council elections Free hazardous material drop off, Wednesday Charmhaven waste September 12 depot, 9am-3pm Parents and carers session Sunday for adolescent August 26 behaviour issues Paws and claws KBT Hub, Killarney Vale

Wednesday September 19 Charity golf day, Mercure Resort Kooindah Waters Sunday September 23 Fundraising movie session of Hotel Transylvania for Relay for Life, Event Cinemas, Tuggerah Friday September 28 Ash Grunwald performing at The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay Saturday October 6 Keith Whelan to lecture at Wyong Shire Library, Tuggerah

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his forthcoming regional tour,” said a media representative for Mr Grunwald, Ms Tierney Hill. “In the new songs, Ash, along with his good friend and dubstep side project partner, Fingers, has created his most internal album to date, one that found life through the fiery breath of injustice; the frustration of severe political and environmental mismanagement.” Media release, 14 Aug 2012 Tierney Hill for Ash Grunwald

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Cinema hosts fundraiser vent Cinemas Tu g g e r a h will hold a fundraising movie session to raise money for their employee’s team in Mingara’s 2012 Relay for Life cancer charity on Sunday, September 23, from 3pm.

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fourth year that Event Cinemas Tuggerah will be participating in the Relay for Life event, and our goal is to sell out of the fundraiser screening and hopefully raise over $2000 for the Cancer Council,” said events and marketing manager Ms Danii Cobcroft. Tickets are $15, with $7 being donated to the charity. Email, 16 Aug 2012 Danii Cobcroft, Event Cinemas


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Mariners play New Caledonia’s national team he Central Coast Mariners travelled to New Caledonia for a two match tour of the Pacific in the week of August 12 to 19

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The New Caledonia team are currently preparing for their 2014 FIFA World Cup round three qualifying match against New Zealand, to be held on Friday, September 7, and invited the Mariners to Noumea to assist them in their lead up. Graham Arnold’s men faced Les Cagous on Thursday, August 16, and Saturday, August 18, with a 1-1 draw against their hosts on the Thursday. “Bernie Ibini’s opportunistic effort just ten minutes in was cancelled out by a

rasping free-kick eleven minutes after the interval, with neither side able to trouble the scorers at the Stade Numa Daly thereafter,” Mr Arnold said. “This game provided us a much higher intensity than probably any game in Australia could at this time of year, so I couldn’t be happier with the start we’ve made. Due to the late confirmation of the Mariners trip to New Caledonia, some changes may have been made to Central Coast’s early preseason fixtures. The Club will advise of these changes as they are confirmed.

Dent honoured for Olympic athletic achievement erkeley Vale Primary School and Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College (Berkeley Vale Campus) alumnus Martin Dent is one of the many Australian athletes being honoured by the Department of Education and Training in the wake of the London Olympics.

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The depth and breadth of sporting talent nurtured in NSW public schools was on display at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Almost 70 athletes in sports as diverse as hockey, rowing,

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equestrian, canoeing and badminton are competing at the Games of the XXX Olympiad, having attended NSW public primary or secondary schools, or both. Dent, 33, who finished

21st in the London marathon, was selected for the London Olympic Games under the discretion of selectors after posting a personal best time of 2:12.23 at the Fukuoka Marathon in

Japan in December 2011. Website and media release, 26 Jul 2012 Sven Wright, Department of Education and Training London 2012 Olympic Games

Media release, 11 Aug 2012 Ben O’Neill, Central Coast Mariners

McInnes is bowls Champion of Champions he Central Coast District Wo m e n ’ s Bowling Association Champion of Club Champions singles bowls final was held at Halekulani Bowling Club on Monday, August 6, to Tuesday, August 7.

City in perfect conditions,” said Halekulani Bowling Club publicity officer Ms Carmel Anglin. “It was a very hard fought match; both players were neck to neck until the last end of the game. “Dianne scored a three and won the game 31-27,” Ms Anglin said.

“The finals were played on Tuesday afternoon between Diane McInnes and Betty May of Gosford

Email, 10 Aug 2012 Carmel Anglin, Halekulani Bowling Club

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“With accommodation booked out and local restaurants doing a brisk trade due to the large number of 192 competitors being in town, it was no wonder there were smiles all around,” said Bowls

Central Coast publicity officer Mr Bob Bourke. “The club premises were packed with patrons over the three days and all areas of the club were doing record business, according to a beaming president John O’Connell. “The two outside barbeques selling sausage or steak sandwiches, as well as drinks, started to run out of supplies and runners were sent around The Entrance shops to

buy more meat and bread rolls. “Another big winner was bowls on the Central Coast, as the NSW Grade One Pennant is the “Blue Ribbon” event on the State’s calendar. “To compete in the finals, clubs from the 16 bowls districts in NSW had to first win their zone Grade One flag for the honour of being there to compete for the top honour at state level. “Central Coast

representative Avoca Beach Bowling Club found the competition too hot and bowed out with three straight losses in their section,” said Mr Bourke. At the end of three days of the best bowls to be seen in the state, it was Cabramatta Bowling Club that emerged the victor on the Master Scoreboard, 61-49. Email, 11 Aug 2012 Bob Bourke, Bowls Central Coast

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Emily promoted to first grade referee entral Coast Division Rugby League referee Emily Droguett became the first female referee to officiate a first grade competition match in the Central Coast Division Rugby League Competition between Northern Lakes and Toukley held at Gumbuyah Oval on Sunday, August 19.

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Junior League, said she had always aspired to referee at the highest level she could achieve. Central Coast Referees director Mr Shayne Hayne promoted Droguett from refereeing Under-18s to refereeing seniors this year. “Emily has really refereed well this year in all her reserve grade and open age games, and this is a just reward for her consistency and hard work,” said Mr Hayne. “Training head-tohead with all the other

first grade referees on the Central Coast each Wednesday night has definitely kept her ahead of the curve. “It has nothing to do with special treatment and that’s exactly the way she wants it. “All Emily wants is to be rewarded for hard work and that’s it,” said Mr Hayne. Media release, 15 Aug 2012 Shayne Hayne, Central Coast Rugby League

Ourimbah third on Union ladder after defeating Northlakes

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an intense game of rugby with both sides having their chances to take control,” said Central Coast Rugby Union president Mr Larry Thomson. “However, good defence by both sides limited the scoring chances and Ourimbah went into the half time break leading by the narrow margin of only one point; seven points to six.” Ourimbah scored a try early in the first

Kennedy, flanker Bradd Sheridan and lock Tyler Jones. Northlake’s best player was prop Sam Soane, who was in everything all day. “The win put Ourimbah in a good position in terms of the Finals race, but they still have two tough matches to go this season,” Mr Thomson said.

half to take the lead and Northlakes were able to respond with two penalty goals. Ourimbah then scored soon after the start of the second half and they were able to take that little bit of control of the game. As a result of that try, Ourimbah led by 14 points to six which remained the score for much of the match. Ourimbah scored their final try near fulltime to ensure the win. Best for Ourimbah on the day were Nigel

Email, 12 Aug 2012 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

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or the seventh year Randwick Botany relegated arch rival Sydney University into second place in an exciting open men’s 4x4km NSW Road Relay Championship at Ourimbah on Saturday, July 7.

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Despite pushing Randwick Botany to the limit in recent years Sydney Uni, surprisingly, has only won the race once in 2005. But off-road runner Russell Dessaix-Chin kept hope alive when he took Uni to the lead on the second leg.

Dessaix-Chin, 34, has been at the top of the tree for more than 10 years, setting a half marathon PB in 2002 and a 5km PB on the road as recently as 2010. On Saturday he powered around the course in 11 minutes 34 seconds, the second fastest split of the day, bettered only by Randwick Botany’s Olympics bound Jeff Hunt (11:20). For Hunt leading Randwick Botany home in a total time of 46 minutes 27 seconds to Sydney Uni’s 46:59 was a fitting warmup before running in the London Marathon in three weeks time.

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David Byrne had given Randwick Botany the lead at the first change and 2009 World Championship representative Jeremy Roff regained it on the third leg with a mighty 11 minute 35 second split. UTS Norths (48 minutes 14 seconds) gave plenty of cheek early with 2010 national 800m champion James Kaan splitting in 11:51 to change in second place. Despite running his team’s fastest split (11:43) James Connor could not hold off Deassaix-Chin and UTS Norths slipped to third, a position they held until the finish.

Sydney Uni demonstrated its tremendous depth in distance running with its B team finishing a closeup fourth in 49 minutes 39 seconds with veteran Ben Liddy running the fastest split of 11 minutes 55 seconds. UTS Norths won its first ever open women’s 4x4km NSW Road Relay Championship, cruising home more than two and half minutes ahead of their nearest rival Athletics East. Miranda Middleton ran her team’s fastest split, 14 minutes 21 seconds, to give UTS Norths a narrow lead over Hills District’s Sarah Marvin (14:28) and Kembla

Joggers’ Kasey Mumby (14:32) at the first changeover. Hills dropped out of the picture on the second leg but Kembla’s Lorraine Hince ran a tremendous split of 14:36 to grab the lead from UTS Norths’ Liana Eckert (14:49) just before the second change-over. But after that Kembla’s challenge faded and UTS Norths Katie Haines (15:01) stormed back into the lead and they were never threatened again with Charlotte Wilson strolling home the final leg in 14:23. “We’re just glad to be part of history,’’ Eckert said after the medal presentation.

After the race Wilson was flooded with a great sense of relief. Twelve months ago she lead out a strong UTS Norths team in the U20 women’s relay but fell and badly injured her ankle early in the race. To win a gold medal on Saturday gave her a great sense of satisfaction. UTS Norths’ winning time was 58 minutes 34 with Athletics East second in 61:16. Sydney Uni’s Milly Clark ran the fastest split of the day (13:59) to drag her team from fifth to third on the final leg for a total team time of 61:46.

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he Central Coast has seven athletes selected in this year’s Olympic and Paralympic teams.

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Tom Slingsby of Point Frederick was selected for sailing while Jai Opetaia of Wattanobi was selected for boxing and Joshua Ross of Woy Woy was selected for athletics.

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Liesl Tesch of Woy Woy was selected for paralympic sailing and Teigan Van Roosmalen of Bateau Bay was selected for Paralympic swimming. Former Terrigal resident Ky Hurst was selected for open water swimming and Ryan Napoleon, formerly of Kincumber, was selected for swimming.

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om Slingsby of Gosford won Australia’s first individual gold medal in the men’s Laser class sailing event at the London 2012 Olympics on Monday, August 6.

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Slingsby finished how he started the Olympic competition: in total control.

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Tom Slingsby

The 27-year-old Gosford boy erased his demons from Beijing, where he also entered the Olympics as a raging favourite, only to finish in a disappointing 22nd place. This time it went to script as he made the blue water of Weymouth his own, totally dominating the event with four wins and three seconds from the ten fleet

races. “The Olympics is a dream,” said Slingsby. “It is the pinnacle of the sport and right now I am the happiest man on the planet. “This is the best feeling in the world. “I worked for 12 years to get to here and I put everything I had into it. “Last time, I put in so

much hard work and came away with nothing, and this time I put in more work and look at me now,” said Slingsby. Slingsby, who started sailing at the age of eight, said his first gold medal had him deeply back in love with sailing and looking forward to the future. “If I did not do well at this Olympics I would have

hung up the shoes,” said Slingsby. “I am so proud to have done it with (my family) watching,” said Slingsby. Parents Mavis and David, his twin sisters, girlfriend and another half a dozen close friends were perched on the Nothe with another 20,000 spectators cheering him on. Kontides had to beat

Slingsby by six places in the ten-boat medal race to turn his certain silver, the first medal for Cyprus for any sport, into gold. Slingsby finished the medal race a tactical ninth.

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Two SLSC members Sandra English is World Masters silver medallist receive major state awards is a skilled official and facilitates at SLS officials courses all around Australia “Wow, this is so unexpected,” said Mr Van Keimpema. Mr Van Keimpema has also been appointed head referee for the 2013 NSW titles, to be held at Ocean Beach.

e m b e r s from Shelley Beach and North Entrance Surf Life Saving Clubs have been recognised at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday, August 11.

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Mr Richard Walker from North Entrance SLSC was awarded Facilitator of the Year at the event. Mr Walker facilitates courses and said he was committed to promoting education in general, ensuring all trainers and assessors meet the vocational training standards. Official of the Year was awarded to Mr Donald (Donny) Van Keimpema of Shelly Beach SLSC. Mr Van Keimpema

More than 350 of Surf Life Saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, coaches and administrators gathered in Sydney to celebrate the enormous contribution of volunteers and clubs from across NSW. Media release, 13 Aug 2012 Donna Wishart, Surf Life Saving Australia

u d g e w o i resident, S a n d r a English, has collected the silver medal in the Women’s Masters Division at the Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship, held from Saturday, July 14, to Sunday, July 22, at Colorado Beach.

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English was desperately close to snatching the gold medal in the Women’s Masters, but was pipped by Hawaii’s former World Tour competitor, Rochelle Ballard 8.90 to 8.17. The final team standings ended with Hawaii first at 10540, USA second at 9771 and Australia third at 7540. Media release, 23 Jul 2012 Surf Life Saving Australia

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Marketing Business Solutions A MINIMUM $10,000bbx Interest Free Credit Line is available to all small business owners who become a part of the BBX network. These interest free credit lines which can extend up to $100,000 dollars are a part of the BBX Business Assistance package which is made available to BBX members across 7 countries. In times of economic confusion such as now, business owners face daily challenges that were not around when they first

embarked on their business journey, but today a plethora of problems ranging from poor sales to overstocking all eat away at what was once profitable businesses. BBX offers a tangible part solution to almost any problem a business faces, they supply new customers, move excess stock, assist in debt recovery, and ultimately improve the cash flow of any business if used correctly. Few know that BBX works with its own ATO recognised currency, ‘the BBX trade dollar’ which is used by over 15,000 businesses in 7 countries, the BBX currency can make a significant difference to the way your business can look in a relatively short period of time with GUARANTEED RESULTS. It is not designed to take away your cash income but to improve your overall income using the untapped income potential from ‘downtime’ in your business or the ‘excess stock’ that you have. Since 1993 BBX have skillfully used these commodities to improve thousands of businesses and their bottom line cash profitability.

Each month BBX creates over 30,000 new sales for businesses by using its own currency within its BBX membership base, each new sale is a sale that would never have happened in the ‘cash world’. When you are left with no marketing budget after your last marketing campaign failed to ignite your business, when you believe you have tried everything you know to kick start your business again, get assistance from BBX to market your business nationally and globally.

With guarranteeed sooluttionns too manyy off your businness isssues, BBBX is a logiccall choice for the laateraallyy miindeed thinkkerr, obligationn free apppoinntmeentts are available to bussineess ownnerss, taalkk too Troy Melville at BBXX onn 4355 47155 todaay.

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BBX has the answers! Call Troy Melville on 02 4355 4715

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