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October 25, 2012

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Thomson has home and office raided by police SW police, on behalf of fraud and extortion squad detectives from Victoria, searched the home and electoral office of Federal Member for Dobell, Mr Craig Thomson on the morning of Wednesday, October 24.

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Victorian police, with the assistance of NSW police, executed two search warrants, one on Mr Thomson’s Bateau Bay home at 7am and the other on his electoral office at Tuggerah at approximately 10:15am. The searches were in relation to the ongoing investigation, Operation Vespine, by fraud and extortion squad detectives in conjunction with NSW Strike Force Carnarvon. Mr Thomson spoke to the media outside his home on the same day at

10:30am. “This morning we had the police come and execute a search warrant in relation to the broader inquiry into the national office of the Health Services Union,” said Mr Thomson. “They took a couple of documents; I volunteered a couple of documents. “Can I say that the police acted in a thoroughly professional manner, they showed great courtesy and acted in a way that I think we would all expect.

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“Can I say at the outset, that I’ve done nothing wrong, that we are fully cooperating with the police in relation to this investigation. “We think there is still some time for this investigation to go before it’s concluded, but we are very much looking to it concluding, hopefully before the end of this year. “Can I also say that there isn’t that much more that I can add, given that this is an investigation that’s ongoing by the police, other than confirming that today was in relation to the national office of the union and that the police were here. “I would like to reiterate that I have done nothing wrong, and I’m very confident that at the conclusion of this investigation, that will be the conclusion that the police reach as well,” said Mr Thomson. The two raids come in the wake of a statement released on Monday, October 15, by Fair Work Australia, confirming

proceedings had been commenced in the Federal Court of Australia against Mr Thomson. The Federal Court action is a result of the general manager of Fair Work Australia, Ms Bernadette O’Neill’s investigation into the national office of the Health Services Union (HSU), which concluded in March 2012. Ms O’Neill confirmed that the claim included 37 alleged breaches of general duties imposed on officers of registered organisations and 25 alleged breaches of Health Services Union rules.

“I have not taken this action lightly. I am satisfied that it is in the public’s interest to pursue the allegations in the documents filed in the Federal Court today and consider that there is a reasonable prospect of success,” said Ms O’Neill. “If successful, I will be seeking the imposition of pecuniary penalties relating to each of the 37 alleged contraventions where penalties are available. “I will also be seeking orders which require Mr Thomson to pay compensation for loses allegedly incurred by

the HSU by reason of the alleged breaches of general duties should they be proven,” said Ms O’Neill. The maximum pecuniary penalty that can be imposed by the court in respect to each contravention of the general duties is $6,600 for an individual. Pecuniary penalties are not available for breaches of union rules. Media statement, 24 Oct 2012 Victorian Police Media Media statement, 24 Oct 2012 702 ABC Sydney Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Bernadette O’Neill, Fair Work Australia

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raised by the community such as reducing trading hours, traffic safety measures to stop children running directly across the road to the McDonalds entrance and who genuinely expressed sympathy to the surrounding residents. “It is never easy to make decisions when there has been such community disquiet,” said Cr Morris. Deputy mayor Cr Bob Ward said employment was a big contributor to his decision. “With a Central Coast unemployment level of around 6.7 per cent compared with the state average of 5.5 per cent and youth unemployment of around 35 per cent, I was particularly impressed with this commitment to provide over 100 casual and part time jobs.

“The restaurant will provide employment for not only young unemployed people but also students, both of whom will benefit not only from the wages but also from the excellent training, which McDonalds provides,” said Cr Ward. A total of 160 separate submissions and petitions containing over 2000 signatures were received in reference to the development. The council staff report in the council meeting agenda claimed most of the objections were made from individuals who did not reside in the immediate locality. Cr Craig Doyle said that the number of signatures objecting against the proposal warranted an answer as to whether or not

the development was in the public interest and, added to a host of other concerns, it could have been grounds for refusal. “However, on its own, it is insufficient to support a refusal,” said Cr Doyle. “Issues such as traffic, trading hours, signage, Coles’ access, and parking were considered and addressed through conditions. “The residents’ concerns were very valid, and to breeze over them would have been a huge mistake,” he said. Cr Vicki Scott, however, said that she voted for approval because there “was no other viable option. “I really do appreciate that there were a high number of objections, and agree with some of the

objectors’ issues,” said Cr Scott. “However, in the end, the only matters we could deal with in the determination were those that would stand up in a court of law, compliance issues, and in this case all of those issues complied. “Whether we like it or not, food choices, the name of the company which applied for the development application, the fact that this business is best suited in a shop front in West St, the health issue and other factors do not stand up in the Land and Environment Court in defending a decision. “They are issues that are beyond the boundary of local government. “We had no choice but to approve the development application because it complies with the requirements. “I realise that many people will be disappointed, and I’m sorry about that. “On the positive side, I am pleased there will be about 120 jobs available. “Jobs for unemployed young people and students are important,” said Cr Scott. Cr Gabby Bowles said she too was also excited about the 100 plus jobs it would create. “I understand that some residents didn’t want McDonalds at all, but I believe that the conditions will result in a more positive development for the area,” she said. The site of the development, which will require the demolition of five houses, adjoins the redeveloped service station to the south on the corner of West St and Ocean Beach Rd and a physiotherapy clinic to the north. The refurbished supermarket and adjacent car park is located to the east of the development. The business will trade from 6am until midnight seven days a week and will have a floor area of 412.29 square metres. The building will have a standard McDonalds corporate visual appearance. It will include 50 internal seats, 25 external seats and 12 seats in a party room. Gosford Council Agenda ENV.84, 2 Oct 2012 Kaitlin Watts, 10 Oct 2012

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Having come on just seven minutes earlier for hardworking young marksman Mitchell Duke, McBreen fired past former Mariners’ custodian Danny Vukovic to earn the home team a narrow, but ultimately deserved victory. In front of 9,192 fans, the Mariners looked resplendent in all pink kits as they ran out in perfect conditions for football at Gosford’s idyllic bayside arena. Their one-off look was to help promote Pink Ribbon Day to be held on Monday, October 22, and seemed to win the support of the home faithful with hundreds of aficionados arriving at the ground decked out in their own unique pink attire. The opening half of the game was a tussle, with neither side able to craft many clear cut opportunities to open the scoring. Veteran defender Patrick Zwaanswijk had a good chance to open his account for the season and put the Mariners ahead, however, his low drive from a free kick in the 23rd minute was well saved by Vukovic. In the 32nd minute, it

was Glory who were on the attack via another former Mariners favourite Dean Heffernan. Sharp goalkeeping from Mathew Ryan, however, thwarted the Perth raid. Just before the half-time break, impressive defender Trent Sainsbury headed over the cross bar from a Mile Sterjovski free kick. The second stanza was a more entertaining affair, with the pace quickening and both teams looking more likely to break the deadlock. Sterjovski was proving an influential figure against his former Club as he combined down the right side with Duke on numerous occasions. But in the 68th minute, all nearly went awry for the home team. A lapse in concentration by captain John Hutchinson let in the Glory who powered forward, however, Sainsbury’s timely intervention halted the Glory counter attack and spared Hutchinson’s blushes in his 150th Hyundai A-League appearance. Having stopped a goal down one end, Sainsbury proved influential in McBreen’s winner just two minutes later. The Western Australian born youngster fired a pinpoint pass to the former Falkirk and York City man, who controlled with his left foot before firing home with his right. McBreen lapped up his fine finish, celebrating in style as he pumped his

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chest and ran to rejoice with the fans in Bluetongue’s western grandstand. Despite a few late half chances, McBreen’s goal proved to be all the home team needed to ensure they claimed their first win of the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League campaign. Post-match, Mariners’ boss Graham Arnold said he was pleased that his team showed improvement from their round one draw against A-League new boys Western Sydney Wanderers. “Last week was probably a five and today was about a

six [out of 10],” Arnold said. “We can do much better and we have to do much better. “The standard of the A-League is going up and we need to go up with it. “I don’t want us to be in form in October, we weren’t last year. “We build into the season and it’s important that we’re fit and we grind out results and we’re strong defensively.” Arnold also shared his delight with the performance of 20 year old defender Sainsbury.

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McBreen ensures first home match victory aniel McBreen’s classy 70th minute strike ensured the Central Coast Mariners won their first home game of the season 1-0 over Perth Glory at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday, October 14.

“A lot of people were worried and concerned when we lost Alex Wilkinson but I have a lot of faith in Australian youngsters and Trent Sainsbury who has been with us for two years has had to sit back and be patient. “He has learnt the ropes off ‘Wilko’ (Wilkinson) and Patrick (Zwaanswijk) and I thought today he was superb,” he said. Arnold said he believed the Mariners would have to lift again against northern foes Newcastle Jets on Saturday, October 20, when

the two teams meet in an F3 Derby at Hunter Stadium. “We will have to go up another couple of levels because I thought Newcastle were very good against Sydney in a wonderful spectacle. “It’s still a work in progress and we will only get better,” said Arnold. Central Coast Mariners: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic (5. Zachary Anderson 90+3’), 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke (2. Daniel McBreen 63’), 21. Mile Sterjovski (8. Adriano Pellegrino 78’) Substitutes not used: 20. Justin Pasfield (Gk) Yellow Cards: Zwaanswijk 35’, Bojic 60’ Red Cards: Nil Perth Glory: 1. Danny Vukovic (Gk), 3. Seb van den Brink, 4. Billy Mehmet, 7. Jacob Burns (c), 8. Dean Heffernan (12. Ryo Nagai 76’), 10. Liam Miller, 13. Travis Dodd, 14. Steven McGarry (6. Nick Ward 79’), 19. Joshua Risdon, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Michael Thwaite Substitutes not used: 5. Steve Pantaledis, 39. Devon Spence (Gk) Yellow Cards: Thwaite 12’, Burns 23’, Mehmet 81’, Miller 90’ Red Cards: Nil Attendance: 9,192 Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium Referee: Jarred Gillett

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he Land and Environment Court has declared that the consent given by Gosford Council for an 800-seat meeting hall in Macdonalds Rd, Lisarow, was invalid.

The decision, which resulted from action taken by Lisarowraid Inc. was delivered on Friday, October 12. The development plans were approved in May of this year by Gosford Council despite recommendations for refusal by Council’s town planners on two occasions over the last two years. Both planning reports had concluded that the development was inappropriate for the area, with town planning principles highlighting that the proposed building and intended scale of usage were out of character for the area designated scenic protection rural (conservation). “Councillor approval not only ignored those two recommendations but dictated increased changes of rural streetscape with additional works including major road reconstruction of urban style, the removal of and threatened damage to trees, all compounded by heavier traffic in the area,” said Lisarowraid secretary Mr Stanley Crellin. “State planning law does not allow objectors to challenge such planning

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decisions on ‘merit’ grounds, despite the community having clearly expressed major concern

that Lisarowraid Inc. commenced class four proceedings, challenging the validity of the consent.

plans of review are uncertain. “Council is armed with thorough and detailed reports from its officers recommending refusal, and we see no reason for the current councillors

flawed approval. “If the councillors are not inclined to act in accordance with their officers’ recommendations, we urge that they take advantage of this

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regarding impacts of the proposal, and reluctance of some then councillors to seriously address the issues. “Objectors can seek only ‘judicial review’, and it was for that reason

“The court, with Council and the developer’s agreement, accepted that the approval process was deeply flawed and declared the consent to be invalid. “At this stage Council’s

to move away from that recommendation. “Certainly Council could not feel comfortable, given the history of the application, simply acting to rubber-stamp the

opportunity to fully reconsider the proposal in accordance with council policies and law. “This mandates either allowing council officers to determine the application

under full delegation, accepting and acting in accordance with the officers’ recommendation or, should Council wish to act contrary to recommendation, seeking IDEP (Independent Development and Environment Panel) or external expert review. “It should be recognised that the ‘additional works’ that had been proposed were outside the parameters of the original proposal and therefore not accorded full and proper assessment. In seeking that approach, we acknowledge our current Council’s gracious readiness to accede to the decision of the court, and trust our further negotiations are met with an understanding of a constructive approach. “With a desire to protect environment and amenity for all, Lisarowraid Inc. appeals for continuing involvement and support from all who have seen this proposed development as a threat, not just to the immediate neighbourhood, but one that could easily be replicated in many other valued rural residential areas of our city of Gosford,” said Mr Crellin.

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SW police, on behalf of fraud and extortion squad detectives from Victoria, searched the home and electoral office of Federal Member for Dobell, Mr Craig Thomson on the morning of Wednesday, October 24.

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Victorian police, with the assistance of NSW police, executed two search warrants, one on Mr Thomson’s Bateau Bay home at 7am and the other on his electoral office at Tuggerah at approximately 10:15am. The searches were in relation to the ongoing investigation, Operation Vespine, by fraud and extortion squad detectives in conjunction with NSW Strike Force Carnarvon. Mr Thomson spoke to the media outside his home on the same day at

10:30am. “This morning we had the police come and execute a search warrant in relation to the broader inquiry into the national office of the Health Services Union,” said Mr Thomson. “They took a couple of documents; I volunteered a couple of documents. “Can I say that the police acted in a thoroughly professional manner, they showed great courtesy and acted in a way that I think we would all expect.

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Gosford Council has voted 9-1 to permit a fast food store in Ocean Beach Rd, Umina. The controversial McDonalds proposal faced opposition from more than 2000 signatories to petitions objecting to the development. Mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said although he understood there were a lot of residents upset about the McDonalds development in Umina, “it was very hard for the councillors to reject the proposal because the development ticked all the boxes”. “It will bring 120 jobs, mostly casual and part time, to the area and this helps with the huge youth unemployment on the Central Coast plus the 50 jobs it will create in building of the development,” he said. Only new Greens Cr Hillary Morris opposed the application at the council meeting on Tuesday, October 2. “Whilst I understand the rezoning of this particular parcel of land made the refusal of the McDonalds development application impractical in terms of litigation challenges, I remain unconvinced that traffic movement is not going to be compromised,” said Cr Morris. The site was previously zoned Residential 2(b) until the LEP 471 was made which rezoned the site to General Business 3(a). Cr Morris said she was aware that the development had received sanction from both the Roads and Maritime Service and the police in relation to traffic movement, but said she knew traffic on the road was of concern because it was raised in Council’s own DCP 159 Character Statement for Umina. “Ocean Beach Rd is a major local thoroughfare that provides high levels of accessibility but also generates peak hour traffic congestion, extending eastwards from a gateway intersection with an arterial intersection. “I feel with the added burden of traffic entering and exiting McDonalds, coupled with a bus stop and cycleway, it could become even more problematic. “I would like to praise those councillors who endeavoured to find solutions to the concerns

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“Can I say at the outset, that I’ve done nothing wrong, that we are fully cooperating with the police in relation to this investigation. “We think there is still some time for this investigation to go before it’s concluded, but we are very much looking to it concluding, hopefully before the end of this year. “Can I also say that there isn’t that much more that I can add, given that this is an investigation that’s ongoing by the police, other than confirming that today was in relation to the national office of the union and that the police were here. “I would like to reiterate that I have done nothing wrong, and I’m very confident that at the conclusion of this investigation, that will be the conclusion that the police reach as well,” said Mr Thomson. The two raids come in the wake of a statement released on Monday, October 15, by Fair Work Australia, confirming

proceedings had been commenced in the Federal Court of Australia against Mr Thomson. The Federal Court action is a result of the general manager of Fair Work Australia, Ms Bernadette O’Neill’s investigation into the national office of the Health Services Union (HSU), which concluded in March 2012. Ms O’Neill confirmed that the claim included 37 alleged breaches of general duties imposed on officers of registered organisations and 25 alleged breaches of Health Services Union rules.

“I have not taken this action lightly. I am satisfied that it is in the public’s interest to pursue the allegations in the documents filed in the Federal Court today and consider that there is a reasonable prospect of success,” said Ms O’Neill. “If successful, I will be seeking the imposition of pecuniary penalties relating to each of the 37 alleged contraventions where penalties are available. “I will also be seeking orders which require Mr Thomson to pay compensation for loses allegedly incurred by

the HSU by reason of the alleged breaches of general duties should they be proven,” said Ms O’Neill. The maximum pecuniary penalty that can be imposed by the court in respect to each contravention of the general duties is $6,600 for an individual. Pecuniary penalties are not available for breaches of union rules. Media statement, 24 Oct 2012 Victorian Police Media Media statement, 24 Oct 2012 702 ABC Sydney Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Bernadette O’Neill, Fair Work Australia

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New land use strategy has capacity for 17,000 new homes he long term plan for the North Wyong Shire Region was accepted already been identified for that the plan was a right balance for the by Member for Wyong Mr Darren Webber and Member for future urban development guideline to assist Wyong future needs of the Wyong including the Warnervale Council and the NSW Shire,” said Mr Edwards. Swansea Mr Garry Edwards on Thursday, October 18.

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The North Wyong Shire Structure Plan is a high level land use strategy that will guide greenfield development in some 11,500 hectares across the northern and north eastern areas of the Wyong LGA. It was finalised after extensive public exhibition and community consultations that included landowners, community groups, developers, business groups, and Wyong Shire Council. “This document sets out a plan for future land development, outlining potential residential

zonings, employment zones and environmental protection areas,” said Mr Webber. “The structure plan identifies capacity for almost 17,000 new homes and employment land for up to 17,100 jobs. “The Wyong LGA is expected to provide 70% of the Central Coast’s new housing and 60% of its new employment to 2031, predominantly in the northern half of the LGA,” said Mr Webber. “According to the 2008 Central Coast Regional Strategy, it will guide planning and delivery of infrastructure and

services by state agencies and Wyong Council to support sustainable growth in the area,” said Mr Edwards. “Some areas have

Town Centre, the Wyong employment zone and parts of Hamlyn Terrace and Wadalba,” Mr Webber said. Both Mr Webber and Mr Edwards emphasised

Government and was not binding. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with landowners and Wyong Shire Council to ensure we strike the

Man charged following alleged abduction man has been charged following an alleged abduction in Wyong on the evening of Saturday, October 20.

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At approximately 8:15pm, a 22-year-old woman went to a licensed premise in Panonia Rd, Wyong, to meet up with her 23-year-old partner. An argument started between the pair in the car park and her partner allegedly grabbed the woman and forced her into his car. While driving away from the area, the man allegedly contacted the woman’s family and made threats toward them. The woman then jumped from the moving vehicle in an attempt to escape.

She sustained a number of injuries including a suspected fractured foot. At about 10:45pm, police stopped the vehicle on The Entrance Rd, Bateau Bay, and arrested the 23-year-old. He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with takedetain person with intent to obtain advantage and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The woman was taken by NSW Ambulance Paramedics to Gosford Hospital for treatment. Media release, 21 Oct 2012 NSW Police Media

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them. Two of the programs newest members, Mr and Mrs Chris and Lisa Downie, received a grant from the Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority to undertake lantana removal on their rainforest in Ourimbah. Through the grant, Mr and Mrs Downie engaged professional regenerators from the Community Environment Network and gained exposure to the Land for Wildlife Program. “We got involved in the Land for Wildlife Program to reflect our passion for wildlife on our property,” said Mr Downie. “We have found the program represents so much more; Rob (from CEN) even arranged for me to work alongside of the bush regeneration team so I would pick up the skills needed to maintain our property

Chris Downie long term. “We have demolished walls of lantana that appeared insurmountable; some walls of lantana were 15-20 foot high and were choking native vegetation and excluding native wildlife from the area.

“We have already begun planting native plants in areas weeded along the creek line to provide native wildlife habitat and to stabilise banks. “We are incredibly proud of the progress and work we have

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Traffic delayed in water main repair works at Toukley otorists were reduced to a single lane for four hours on a section of Main Rd, Toukley, on Thursday, October 18, from 9pm, while urgent repairs were undertaken on a leaking water trunk main.

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The east-bound lane of Main Rd was blocked between the The Corso and Viewpoint Dr. Traffic controllers were in operation and Wyong Council said the delays were unavoidable. Council apologised to residents for any inconvenience caused and said it wanted to undertake the water main repair works in a timely manner to ensure the road was reopened as quickly as possible. Media release, 18 Oct 2012 Wyong Council Media

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Gosford Public School Action Group chairperson Ms Jackie Draper, Central Coast Greens representative Ms Kate da Costa and Henry Kendall High School P and C president Mr Rob Wilcox spoke to the panel along with Teachers Federation representative Ms Debbie Westacott, Gosford Public School P and C president Mr Stephan Thomas and Gosford Waterfront Action Group representative Mr Gary Jackson. “The whole proposal and documentation has been insultingly inadequate,” said Ms da Costa. “The refusal of both

the previous and current government to consider any other site than Henry Kendall High School has reduced the time for proper planning, but

the children of Gosford Public School and Henry Kendall High School should not be punished for government intransigence.

“This will set precedence for mergers and the selloff of schools around the state. “Many people worked tirelessly on this campaign,

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of letters, the teachers the parents and everyone who has to make this transition work have been ignored. “This State government was elected on a promise to listen to and empower local communities, but this forced relocation over the wishes of the entire community has made a mockery of the Coalition’s promise. “The move, promoted as a way of paying for much needed and overdue upgrades, is a false economy. “As soon as the new school opens, it and the high school will be at capacity. “The Government will find itself very soon having to pay for an entire new school, but they appear to only be interested in the current budget. “We will be keeping a close eye on the merged schools and the old waterfront site to see how long it takes for anything to appear there which will benefit the community,” said Ms da Costa.

osford Council has said it will seek legal advice following the ruling from the Federal Court of Australia on Friday, September 21, that investment company Lehman Brothers Australia is liable for millions of dollars lost by Councils via failed investments. Wingecarribee Shire Council, along with City of Swan and Parkes Shire Councils, led the class action case, which involved a total of 72 plaintiffs. Although Gosford Council was not involved in the class action case, Council’s director of corporate services, Mr Nic Pasternatsky said Council

would be following the case closely and would be guided by their own independent legal advice. Wingecarribee Shire Council was seeking to recover approximately $20million in potential losses. The court found that the Council was misled by negligent advice and that the

Australian arm of Lehman Brothers, previously known as Grange Securities, had engaged in deceptive conduct, breach of contract and a breach of its fiduciary duties. Newly elected mayor, and Chair of Wingecarribee Council’s Finance Committee, Cr Juliet Arkwright said the decision vindicated the

Council’s decision to instigate legal action against Lehman Brothers in a bid to recoup funds lost in financial products known as collaterised debt obligations (CDOs). “This case has been an ongoing process, and we are very pleased with the result. “We can now attempt to recoup funds,” Cr Arkwright said. “However the ruling does not stipulate how much, or indeed when we can expect to see monies returned,” she

said. “And whilst we may never receive all of our funds invested, any money recovered will have an enormous benefit for the community as it will be fed back into Council services and community assets.” Wingecarribee Shire Council has already recovered $8.6 million from CDO investments, and still holds $11.6 million. The Council now awaits a court date in November when Justice Steven Rares will give

he Land and Environment Court has declared that the consent given by Gosford Council for an 800-seat meeting hall in Macdonalds Rd, Lisarow, was invalid.

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lanning is well underway for the commencement of major multimillion dollar residential and commercial buildings on the corner of 150 Henry Parry Dr and 7 Watt St which were approved on May 21 this year, following amendments to the proposal initially submitted in 2005.

The proposal, which would have a total area of 3,965 square metres, would see the demolition of the existing two storey flats on the site and the construction of a 12 storey building above

four levels of underground parking. The building would consist of 88 residential units comprising 11 one-bedroom units and 77 two-bedroom units, business and office

suites totalling an area of 1,467.8 square metres and car parking for 145 cars, 107 of which would be allocated to residents, 18 to visitors and 20 for commercial use. The initial application for

a residential flat building which was granted consent on May 2005, consisted of 105 residential units in eight storeys with two levels of car parking. A further application was then lodged on December 21, 2007. This was assessed against the Gosford City Centre Plan 2005, but had consideration to the provisions of Gosford

City Centre Plan 2007. On August 15, 2008, consent was granted to demolish the existing residential flat building and erect a new building that would contain a supermarket, medical centre, commercial floor space, 101 residential units and 328 car parking spaces in an 11 storey building above five levels of basement car parking.

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The present proposal was brought back to Council as a S96 application with further amendments that resulted in a reduction in the extent of excavation, commercial floor space and the number of residential units and car parking spaces. Planning report S96, 21 Feb 2012 Gosford Council

The decision, which resulted from action taken by Lisarowraid Inc. was delivered on Friday, October 12. The development plans were approved in May of this year by Gosford Council despite recommendations for refusal by Council’s town planners on two occasions over the last two years. Both planning reports had concluded that the development was inappropriate for the area, with town planning principles highlighting that the proposed building and intended scale of usage were out of character for the area designated scenic protection rural (conservation). “Councillor approval not only ignored those two recommendations but dictated increased changes of rural streetscape with additional works including major road reconstruction of urban style, the removal of and threatened damage to trees, all compounded by heavier traffic in the area,” said Lisarowraid secretary Mr Stanley Crellin. “State planning law does not allow objectors to challenge such planning

decisions on ‘merit’ grounds, despite the community having clearly expressed major concern

that Lisarowraid Inc. commenced class four proceedings, challenging the validity of the consent.

regarding impacts of the proposal, and reluctance of some then councillors to seriously address the issues. “Objectors can seek only ‘judicial review’, and it was for that reason

“The court, with Council and the developer’s agreement, accepted that the approval process was deeply flawed and declared the consent to be invalid. “At this stage Council’s

plans of review are uncertain. “Council is armed with thorough and detailed reports from its officers recommending refusal, and we see no reason for the current councillors

flawed approval. “If the councillors are not inclined to act in accordance with their officers’ recommendations, we urge that they take advantage of this

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to move away from that recommendation. “Certainly Council could not feel comfortable, given the history of the application, simply acting to rubber-stamp the

opportunity to fully reconsider the proposal in accordance with council policies and law. “This mandates either allowing council officers to determine the application

under full delegation, accepting and acting in accordance with the officers’ recommendation or, should Council wish to act contrary to recommendation, seeking IDEP (Independent Development and Environment Panel) or external expert review. “It should be recognised that the ‘additional works’ that had been proposed were outside the parameters of the original proposal and therefore not accorded full and proper assessment. In seeking that approach, we acknowledge our current Council’s gracious readiness to accede to the decision of the court, and trust our further negotiations are met with an understanding of a constructive approach. “With a desire to protect environment and amenity for all, Lisarowraid Inc. appeals for continuing involvement and support from all who have seen this proposed development as a threat, not just to the immediate neighbourhood, but one that could easily be replicated in many other valued rural residential areas of our city of Gosford,” said Mr Crellin. Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Stanley Crellin, Lisarowraid Inc.


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Major residential land release plan for 2,000 new homes and services on exhibition planning proposal and masterplan that includes Wyong Council’s next major residential urban land release is now on public exhibition, with a public presentation to be held on Thursday, October 25, at Wyong Civic Centre from 5pm.

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The area, known as Precinct 7A, covers 540 hectares at Warnervale and Hamlyn Terrace. It is bounded by Sparks Rd to the north, North Wyong Industrial Estate to the South and Porters Creek Wetland to the south-west. Besides a proposed future high school for the Warnervale area, Precinct 7A also contains plans for a new neighbourhood retail centre adjacent to the existing Warnervale Railway Station, low and medium density and aged housing. The new release precinct will a c c o m m o d a t e approximately 2,000 new dwellings which translates to an estimated 5,000 new residents. Plans are also included for a new industrial business park, which will provide a significant number of jobs. “This plan includes more than $1 billion of planned investment for the Shire,” Wyong Council mayor Cr Doug Eaton said. “It also has the potential to create in excess of 1300 jobs for the local economy. “On any level, this is a significant development proposal that will have

some very positive flow on effects for the whole Shire. “I encourage the public, particularly those living in the new release

areas of Warnervale, to view this plan and provide their feedback and comments,” said mayor Cr Eaton. Council resolved to

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Duncan. “This new urban area has been designed to create a unique sense of place for local residents, workers and students who will move into the area as it develops. “We have sought to ensure the area will be a desirable place to live and a sense of community will be created and this will be achieved through a centrally located neighbourhood centre, well designed open space and streetscapes. “The proposed grid pattern road layout will also ensure people are able to move through the area easily,” said Mr Duncan. Connectivity and ease of access to the proposed Warnervale Town Centre has been a key design feature of the plan. The site is also surrounded by open space and natural areas, which will frame the character of the urban land release area making it a unique and attractive place to live. The draft planning proposal and Draft Development Control Plan is on public exhibition until Wednesday, November 7, to give residents an opportunity to have their say. Media release, 12 Oct 2012 Wyong Council Media

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Wyong and Darkinjung Land Councils work to prevent illegal dumping yong Council and the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) are carrying out the Darkinjung LALC Illegal Dumping Clean Up 2012, a project to prevent illegal access and dumping on Aboriginal owned lands within Wyong Shire.

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andholders in the Tuggerah Lakes catchment are being offered the opportunity to attend a free baiting accreditation course held by the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority on Tuesday, November 13, at Dooralong.

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The workshop will be presented by the Cumberland Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA). LHPA ranger Mr Ben Serafin said that with some pest animal populations on the increase, landholders are encouraged to utilise baiting to reduce pest numbers. “Course participants will be trained and authorised to use vertebrate pesticides 1080 for the control of foxes, feral pigs and wild dogs and Pindone for the control of rabbits

in closely settled areas,” said Mr Serafin. “In the case of 1080, requirements of the pesticide control order such as distance restrictions and notifications must be met before 1080 can be issued to landholders. The course takes approximately four hours and accredits landholders to use 1080 pesticides for a period of five years. C a t c h m e n t Management Authority (CMA) member Ms Carolyn Jenkinson said poisons are now under more scrutiny, making

the course a great opportunity to learn how to use poisons safely. “The requirement for this qualification came into force in late 2010 due to the risks associated with the use of some of these poisons,” said Ms Jenkinson. The workshop is coordinated by the CMA and is part of a joint project with Wyong Council. It is funded by the Australian Government’s ‘Caring for our Country.’ Website, 10 Oct 2012 Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Authority

The project is funded under the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Clean Up and Deterrence of Illegal Dumping on Aboriginal Owned Lands Grant and seeks to educate the community about the negative environmental impacts of illegal dumping and prevent unauthorised access to Aboriginal owned lands. “As the largest private land owner in Wyong Shire, Darkinjung LALC experiences major problems with illegal access and dumping,” said Darkinjung LALC operations manager Ms

Suzanne Naden. “Illegally dumped materials such as asbestos, concrete waste, building rubble, plastic and general domestic waste have caused several million dollars’ worth of damage to our lands in the Wyong Shire area. “The Darkinjung LALC Illegal Dumping Clean Up 2012 project is targeting high traffic illegal dumping spots, which we aim to fit with gates, cameras and fencing to prevent access. “Our relationship with local police and Wyong Shire Council will also assist us to maintain sites

and regenerate damaged areas where opportunity affords us to be able to do so,” said Ms Naden. Wyong Council’s contract and project management manager Mr David Witherdin said that residents should be reminded that illegal dumping could result in on-the-spot fines and possible conviction in a court of law. “We are happy to support Darkinjung with their efforts in this regard,” said Mr Witherdin. Media release, 16 Oct 2012 Katey Small, Brilliant Logic PR

79-year-old man to appear in court following indecent assault man will appear in Wyong Local Court on Wednesday, November 28, after he was charged over the alleged indecent assault of a nine-year-old boy.

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Rural landowners Police on the unhappy about burning fee lookout for potential ural property land owner Mr Stewart Guest of the Wyong Land Owners Rights Action Group has said Council’s aim of imposing a $77 fee for burning dry vegetation was another attempt to steal existing property rights away from owners.

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“Rural property owners in Wyong Shire will have recently received a letter from Council regarding regulations for the control of open burning,” said Mr Guest. “The aim of this policy is to impose an annual fee of $77 for the right to burn accumulated dry vegetation on our properties. “The smoke released from the pile burn somehow is no longer classified as a pollutant if we have paid the annual fee of $77 to Council. The draft policy from Wyong Council includes a proposal for the annual fee which would cover costs for Council to administer the scheme and allow it to conduct an audit program. The fee only applies if land owners choose to undertake pile burning.

“The Council think they have the right to audit our properties, when in fact they have no legal right to enter our properties without our permission under the trespass laws of our country. “This is just another blatant attempt by Council to rip off rural land owners and steal our existing property rights, including the right to reduce fuel loads for bush fire protection on our properties. “The deep green ideology of this Council has resulted in a massive accumulation of fuel in the forests and on Government and Council land in the Shire. “State Government and Council regulations have hampered hazard reduction in the winter months to reduce fuel

loads; this has resulted in enough fuel in Wyong Shire to create the conditions for fire storms similar to those in the Victorian Black Saturday catastrophe. “Rural land owners are best placed to protect and manage their properties. “The Government and Council have been completely negligent in reducing fuel loads in the Shire and they will be responsible for any future fire disasters in Wyong Shire,” said Mr Guest. “We as rural land owners do not accept this new regulation or the annual $77 fee and the attempt by council to take away our existing land use rights. Newsletter, 23 Oct 2012 Stewart Guest, Mangrove Mountain and Districts Community News

Counterfeit $50 and $100 notes circulating Tuggerah Lakes uggerah Lakes Police have issued a warning in relation to numerous counterfeit $50 and $100 notes that are being passed around the Tuggerah Lakes area.

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The notes have been described as being on poor quality paper with an older appearance, however, they have still been passed around to a number of locations undetected. The notes have mainly been passed in the Lake

Haven area, as well as San Remo, Wyong and Long Jetty. On Wednesday, October 10, Tuggerah Lakes Police executed a search warrant at Lake Haven and recovered a number of $50 notes and one $100 dollar note, as

well as other property. Police have warned residents that the offences are still occurring and to be on the lookout for these counterfeit notes. Media release, 11 Oct 2012 NSW Police Media

child abductor olice are appealing for information after a man attempted to drag a nine-year-old boy into a car at Lake Munmorah on Tuesday, October 16.

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At approximately 6:10pm, the young boy was walking alone along Acacia Ave when a car stopped in front of him. The passenger door opened and the driver reached out and grabbed the boy’s arm. The driver told the boy to get into the car and pulled him towards the vehicle. The child managed to break free and the car sped away toward Doyalson, nearly colliding with another vehicle at the intersection of Queen St. The car is described as being a white single cab utility bearing pink registration plates with white letters. The car has white horn stickers on the rear window and the aluminium tray has no sides or rear gate. The man is described as being aged about 30-years-old, 170 to 175cm tall with a slim build. He has dark long hair, a mole on his left cheek and possibly rotten teeth. He was wearing a black and white diagonally stripped shirt and long pants that may have had red flames on the upper legs. Police would also like to speak to the driver of the car that narrowly missed colliding with the utility. Police have been told it was a red sedan with a

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Council reverses previous decision on Wyong Skills Centre yong Council, at its meeting on Wednesday, October 10, resolved to write to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to revive the Wyong Skills Centre proposal.

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In March, against a staff recommendation, Council voted 6-2 to decline an offer to apply for $2.8 million in Federal funding in partnership with Central Coast Group Training to construct the Wyong Skills Centre. At the first meeting attended by the newly elected Council, the Skills Centre was put back on the agenda. Wyong mayor Cr Doug Eaton advised Council that he had spoken with DEEWR earlier in the day and confirmed verbally that the funding was still available. Council voted to advise DEEWR in writing by Friday, October 12, that it would proceed with an application for funding to establish a Wyong Skills Centre in partnership with Central Coast Group

Training at its site at Bounty Close, Tuggerah. Central Coast Group Training had previously expressed an interest in revitalising the Skills Centre partnership with Council. Council will now negotiate an agreement with the group to progress the initiative. Council will ask DEEWR to confirm in writing that the $2.8 million grant funding is still available for this purpose and for DEEWR to advise the process andor criteria required to access the funds. “This is about accessing that $2.8 million in funding and looking at the best options for progressing this Skills Centre further and getting it off the ground,� said mayor Cr Eaton.

“Certainly, Council is still hoping to work with the Federal Government to assist the high percentage of unemployed youth in our area,� Cr Eaton said. “The youth unemployment figures in our region are appalling and unacceptable and this project would have a significant impact on helping to reduce the above average figures. “I have been advised that the Federal funding is still available for us to progress the Skills Centre and this decision is about taking the first step to ensure we get the $2.8 million the Government was offering us earlier this year,� said Cr Eaton. Media release, 11 Oct 2012 Wyong Council Media

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olunteers and community workers from Wyong Shire have been recognised in the annual Central Coast Community Building Awards.

Wyong Council mayor Cr Doug Eaton said the award winners and projects had demonstrated how passionate people make a real difference in their local area. “The volunteer and community sector makes a huge contribution to the quality of life on the Central Coast,� said mayor Cr Eaton. “All these nominees and winners are particularly worthy and I applaud both their determination and dedication to their

community.� The annual awards are presented by Wyong and Gosford Councils along with Central Coast Regional Development Australia, the Central Coast Community Council and other non-government organisations. Mayor Cr Eaton said award nominees did not seek recognition other than making their community a better place to live. “It’s important to focus on the individuals, groups

and programs that make this happen,� said mayor Cr Eaton. “This is what we celebrate with these awards and I’m proud to acknowledge their value to the Central Coast.� Organisations recognised from Wyong Shire included The Entrance Community Cafe for Social Enterprise Innovation and the North Wyong Shire Youth Arts Service for Arts and Culture. Media release, 22 Oct 2012 Wyong Council Media

Council reacts to changes to NSW sea level rise policy y o n g Council, at its meeting of Wednesday, October 10, has unanimously voted to waive section 96 application fees associated with sea level rise for residents living near the water.

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The motion, that Council acknowledge that the 2009 NSW Sea Level Rise Policy Statement was no longer NSW Government Policy, was moved by Cr Luke Nayna and seconded by Cr Lloyd Taylor It was also agreed that

Council acknowledge the recommendation of the NSW State Government to consider an interim policy arrangement prior to the formal adoption of sea level rise projections and that Council resolve that its sea level rise interim policy consist of compliance with the 1% AEP (Annual Exceedance Probability) flood level and 500mm freeboard allowance. Council also resolved to request that the State Government refer back to Council the adopted Wyong Shire Coastal Zone Management Plan for Council’s review and

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Police search for driver following a pursuit uggerah Lakes Police are searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle following a pursuit on the Central Coast in which a police car was rammed on Saturday, October 13.

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At approximately 10:30pm, police attached to Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Wadalba when they noticed a Toyota Landcruiser being driven in a suspicious manner. Officers followed the 4WD to the intersection of Minnesota and Warnervale Rds before activating warning devices. The driver of the Landcruiser failed to stop and police initiated a

pursuit. A short distance later on Johns Rd, the Landcruiser stopped and turned before driving into the passenger’s side of the police vehicle. The Landcruiser then fled the scene, leaving a male officer trapped in the police vehicle’s passenger seat. The 48-year-old sustained injuries to his left arm, hip and leg and was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics. The officer did not require hospitalisation.

The Landcruiser, which was confirmed as stolen, was located a short time later further along Johns Rd. The vehicle has been seized for forensic examination and investigations into the incident are continuing. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media release, 14 Oct 2012 NSW Police Media

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Information sought after three women threatened at Long Jetty uggerah Lakes Local Area Command issued a warning for residents and visitors of Long Jetty to be cautious after three women were approached and threatened on the weekend of October 20 and 21.

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The first offence occurred on Saturday, October 20, at a service station on The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty, at approximately 11:40pm A female victim had filled her vehicle with fuel and was walking toward the store to pay when she was approached by a male who was armed with what the victim believed to be a knife. The male demanded money, grabbed the victim’s wallet from her person and ran through the car park of the service station and south along the footpath on The Entrance Rd. Police believe that the male person of interest may have been waiting across the road for some time prior to the offence.

home said they were disturbed by a loud noise at around 5:40am. Police were told that a man demanded the keys to the white 2008 model Nissan Pathfinder 4WD that was parked outside. The man took off in the vehicle which has NSW registration MJH 001 and was described as being “very dirty”. The couple were not injured during the incident.

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described to police as being between 20 to 30 years old with a solid build and blonde, curly hair. He is of Caucasian appearance, tanned complexion and not wearing a shirt. Police from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command were called and searched the area but could not locate the vehicle. However, officers

and red sea kayak near the home and believe the offender may have used it to travel from the southern end of Lake Macquarie. Investigators have urged anyone with information about the incident or the located kayak to contact Wyong Police Station on 43 56 60 99 or Crime Stoppers on 1 800 333 000. Media release, 20 Oct 2012 NSW Police Media

Investigations have been ongoing into the robberies of bottle shops within the Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water Local Area Commands this month. Since Tuesday, October 2, a total of seven armed robberies have been committed on shops in Wyong, Long Jetty, Avoca, Point Clare, Kariong and Woy Woy. Initial inquiries by detectives determined that all seven robberies were linked. F o l l o w i n g

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He is described as being 19 to 20 years old, Caucasian, about 180 to 185 cm tall, medium to solid build, wearing a yellow hat, dark blue hooded jumper, grey shorts, blue and white shoes and a handkerchief, or similar tied around his face. The second offence also occurred on The Entrance Rd in Long Jetty at around 11pm on the Sunday outside a restaurant. The two female victims were in the process of taking rubbish to an outside industrial bin when they were confronted by the male person, who was armed with a knife and demanded one of the victim’s handbags. The male person of interest grabbed hold of

the handbag and ran in a westerly direction through an adjoining car park. The person of interest was described as male, Caucasian, about 170 cm tall, solid build, wearing a black baseball cap, board shorts, white t-shirt and balaclava covering his face. Tuggerah Lakes Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activities at these areas at the times, or have information relevant to these offences. Anyone with information can contact Wyong Police Station on 43566099, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Media release, 22 Oct 2012 NSW Police Media

Attempted armed robberies in Wyong and Long Jetty

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Wyong Council employee wins Women in Business award yong Council’s education and care coordinator Ms Beth Jones has won the 2012 Central Coast Women in Business award in the category of Women in Government or Public Service.

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Ms Jones won the award for her role at Council, where she works to provide a reliable child care service for the community. Council’s director of community and recreation services Ms Maxine Kenyon said Ms Jones is a devoted worker who strives to improve the quality of life for children in the community. “We’re so pleased Beth has been formally recognised for her dedication to the Little Coast Kids Care and

Education program,” Ms Kenyon said. “Not only has Beth worked to improve our centres and internal processes, she is also an unsung hero for all the work she does as a member of HeartKids Australia. “On behalf of her colleagues at Council, and everyone in the community she has helped, I congratulate Beth on this welldeserved honour,” said Ms Kenyon. Ms Jones said she

was “absolutely thrilled to have won this award, which shows my hard work has paid off”. “The past five years at Council have taken me on an incredibly rewarding journey, but I couldn’t have done it without the support of my fantastic team who share my passion for children’s welfare. “Our commitment to the service has made us an employer of choice, attracting high numbers of applicants, which allows us to choose only

the highest quality staff,” said Ms Jones. The Little Coast Kids Care and Education program was put in place to improve customer relationships and ensure a positive learning environment for children. Council owns and manages six fully accredited Little Coast Kids Care and Education centres across the Shire and runs a Vacation Care program every school holidays. The centres are located at Wyong, Kanwal, San Remo, Toukley, Killarney Vale and Berkley Vale. Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Wyong Council Media

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anitarium Health and Wellbeing at Berkeley Vale has won the 2012 vegetarian Australia NSW Export Award for Best Hunter-Central Coast Exporter.

NSW Premier Mr Barry O’Farrell said the winners were great examples of innovative companies. “ I n n o v a t i o n contributes to achieving success in difficult business conditions,” said Mr O’Farrell. Member for

The Entrance Mr Chris Spence also congratulated the company. “The Hunter-Central Coast Exporter Award is an outstanding achievement for Sanitarium and a great coup for industry on the Central Coast,” said Mr

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Spence. “Sanitarium is a wellknown and established brand and has been actively exporting for at least 60 years to over 35 countries globally. “They are the largest manufacturer of breakfast cereals, soy beverages and

foods in and are committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of their consumers, staff and business partners around the world. “Exporters make an important contribution to our State economy by stimulating job creation and economic prosperity. “NSW merchandise

and services exports were worth $60.8 billion in 2010-11 and accounted for about 14% of the gross state product. “The NSW Government is committed to support our export industry and strengthen international business relationships. “We understand that to drive the NSW

economy forward, we need to support business and jobs, and encourage growth,” said Mr Spence. The NSW Government is the principal sponsor of the export awards, which are organised by the Export Council of Australia. Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Laurie Alexander, Office of Mr Chris Spence, MP


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Free business seminar on green initiatives to be held in Wyong he Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a free business seminar for Central Coast businesses and those interested in saving money on Wednesday, November 21, at Wyong Council from 5:30 pm.

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Adele Johns, Women on Boards member Ms Margaret Haseltine, Pacific Link Housing chair Mr David Bacon and Coast Shelter’s executive officer Mr Laurie Maher. The seminar is

incorporated associations and management committees from over the Central Coast. Email, 16 Oct 2012 Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

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entrelink and Medicare services will reside under one roof from Monday, November 19, for the convenience of The Entrance residents.

Minister for Human Services, Senator Kim Carr said he was proud of the benefits the new one-stop shop would provide to The Entrance community. “People lead busy lives and need to be able to access government services in a way that suits them,” Senator Carr said. “This centre will help make life easier for The Entrance locals who will be able to access more of the Department’s services in one location.” All staff who currently provide Medicare services at the Lakeside Plaza Shopping Centre will relocate and offer the same services alongside Centrelink at 16-18 Fairview Ave. Senator Carr also praised staff for the success of the new Local Connections to Work program, which helps the

long-term unemployed find work. “Just as Medicare and Centrelink services have been brought together, Local Connections to Work is an example of the Department linking different support services for the benefit of customers. “Since Local Connections to Work was launched here in April, residents who have been out of work for a long time have been able to access community and government services in one location. “People only have to tell their story once to get help for several issues. “For example, a The Entrance resident who had been on payments for four years was finding it difficult to get work because of his parenting responsibilities and because his children had behavioural issues.

“He was also without family support because his family lives interstate. “After starting in Local Connections to Work in June he was referred to local parenting and support groups. “This assistance allowed him to return to work on a casual basis, which has now become full-time employment. “I’d encourage anyone in The Entrance region to visit the new service centre to find out more about the support on offer,” said Senator Carr. Medicare and Centrelink services will be available at The Entrance’s new one-stop facility from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Media release, 18 Oct 2012 Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Human Services

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Gosford Council is likely to comprise four Liberal councillors, two Labor, one Green, two Team McKinna and one Doyle Independent, if preferences fall as expected. Central Coast First and the Greens were the big losers. Once having two councillors, including last year’s mayor Cr Laurie Maher, Central Coast First look unlikely to retain any seats. It gained only 52 per cent of the number of votes required for a councillor to be elected in his own right. The Greens suffered a swing away from them of 4.4 per cent, down to 10.4 per cent of the vote, and will lose one of their two seats on the previous council. The Liberals retained most of the personal following that Cr Chris Holstein brought with him when he joined the party at the last election, dropping only one per cent. Elected as Member for Gosford in the State election, Mr Holstein did not contest the council elections this year. Labor and the independents

Jeff Strickson, Deanna Bocking, Bob Ward, Robert Stephen, Adam Crouch and Chris Burke. picked up the swing to them of 2.7 per cent apiece. The Liberal Party received a quota of 3.84 on first preference votes, meaning that sitting

councillors Jeff Strickson and Chris Burke and new candidate Bob Ward were elected in their own right. The Labor Party received a

Comment sought on new camping fees Comment will be sought on new fees and charges for the Patonga Camping Area for a period of 28 days. If no “sustainable objections” are received, the new fees will be adopted. Gosford Council has proposed that the charges go up to $44 per night for the powered sites from $31 per night and to $35 for unpowered from $24.50 per night. A report from staff to the council meeting of Tuesday, September

4, said weekends at the Patonga Camping Area were often fully booked from September through to the end of April every year. Under the current fees and charges, these weekends fall into the “shoulder tariff” period excluding long weekends, NSW School holidays and the peak period from December 1 to January 31. According to acting director of city services Mr Peter Armour, the camping area was at capacity during these weekends, and

additional resources were required including security on a Friday and Saturday night and additional staff. The resources and services being provided were consistent with those being provided during “peak tariff” times, he said. “The current rates charged for the shoulder rate period do not cover the costs involved with the additional services required,” Mr Armour said. Gosford Council Agenda CIT.39, 4 Sep 2012

quota of 2.32 first preference votes, meaning that sitting councillors Jim Macfadyen and Vicki Scott were re-elected. Team McKinna gained a quota

of 2.21, meaning that Lawrie McKinna and Gabby Bowles were elected. With a quota of only 1.14, the Greens will lose a seat to only retain one seat on council, with Hillary Morris elected. Sitting councillor Craig Doyle, with a quota of 0.77, is expected to benefit from Central Coast First preferences to get him across the line. The Liberals are expected to pick up the final council seat on preferences. None of the elected councillors lives on the Peninsula, with Jeff Strickson at St Huberts Island, Deanna Bocking at Killcare and Jim Macfadyen at Pretty Beach being the closest. Counting for the Gosford Council election was still underway as Peninsula News went to press on Friday and results may be subject to change. The poll was not expected to be declared until Saturday. Website, 14 Sep 2012 NSW Electoral Commission

Railway St to be B-double route Gosford Council will arrange for advertisement in the Government Gazette to proclaim a B-double semitrailer route for Railway St, Woy Woy, from Charlton St to Nagari Rd to the Woy Woy tip entrance. A request was received by Council from Viking Waste Pty Ltd that a B-Double route to the Woy Woy tip be established. The proposed route satisfied the route assessment guidelines for B-Doubles for land and shoulder widths and swept path requirements.

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A trial run was carried out and was witnessed by representatives from Council, Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police. The consensus from those representatives was that the route be approved. According to Gosford Council’s Local Traffic Committee report of Monday, August 6, the route would reduce heavy vehicle movements throughout the day, reduce fuel consumption and pollution for the movement of freight and be more efficient. Gosford Council Agenda TR.12.39, 4 Sep 2012

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Minister for Health Ms Jillian Skinner has visited Woy Woy Hospital to inspect progress on construction of its new rehabilitation ward.

Aurora Projects project director Mr Alan Thomas, Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein, Minister for Health Ms Jillian Sklinner and Central Coast Local Health District Board chair Mr Paul Tonkin inspecting the plans for Woy Woy Rehabilitation Unit

Ms Skinner, who was joined on her tour of the facilities by Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein, inspected the progress of the new sub-acute care and rehabilitation ward, a $14 million project that is jointly funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments. “It is particularly pleasing to see the progress on this new ward at Woy Woy Hospital, as it was one of this Government’s commitments to the local community to return rehabilitation services to Woy Woy,” Ms Skinner said. “It is important to recognise the crucial role that health staff and

community has played to ensure that essential frontline services are well supported and this ward will enhance services provided by Woy Woy Hospital to local residents.” Mr Holstein said the new ward would feature one and twobed inpatient rooms, a therapy courtyard, gymnasium and improvements to back-of-house services, including kitchen areas, staff facilities and extra parking. “The new sub-acute ward has been built with capacity for 30 beds to allow for expansion to meet future needs. “The new ward is expected to be open in mid-2013,” Mr Holstein said. Media Release, 25 Sep 2012 Samantha Day, Office of Jillian Skinner MP

Bulls Hill improvements ‘not likely’ The Bays Community Group has been told by a council officer that funding for improvements to Bulls Hill is “not likely in my lifetime”. The officer, Mr David Medcalf, presented information at the Bays Community Hall in Woy Woy Bay on Wednesday, September 12, about the planned upgrades to Rawson Rd and Woy Woy Rd. Bays Community Group president Mr Bob Puffett introduced Mr Medcalf as project manager. Around 40 local residents attended the meeting. Mr Puffett welcomed Council’s support of local community input to the development. The $30 million allocation of funding to the project would allow work on a new roundabout and underpass which would link Railway St with Woy Woy Rd, as well as work on an under-road pedestrian

crossing at Rawson Rd and Railway St. However, a number of projects remain unfunded including the improvement of Bulls Hill and Woy Woy Rd, the removal of the hairpin bend at the top of Bulls Hill and the proposed on ramp at Banyo Close. Mr Medcalf said funding for these upgrades were “not likely in my lifetime”. The meeting was the first in a series of planned updates and community input on the upgrade project by the Council. Mr Medcalf said that although initial planning included “four lanes with cycleway and footpath” and improvements to Woy Woy Rd, that the realistic scope of the project was “the roundabout, underpass and some remedial work along Rawson Rd” which would take at least a year. The meeting was told the major work phase would take at least a

year which would mean primary access to the Peninsula would be along the Broadwater during part of the work. Concerns were raised during the meeting about the concurrent upgrade to the West Gosford intersection but Mr Medcalf said this was unlikely as the intersection project was expected to begin next year while the Rawson Rd Project may not begin until much later. Mr Medcalf advised that it would take 10 years to negotiate a route through the National Park and it would be unlikely succeed. This meant plans for a road upgrade had to stay within the current road boundaries. Mr Puffett said that without lobbying local politicians the project could be overshadowed by competing Council projects. Email, 20 Sep 2012 Jeffrey Cook, Woy Woy Bay

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Council approves fast food store Gosford Council has voted 9-1 to permit a fast food store in Ocean Beach Rd, Umina. The controversial McDonalds proposal faced opposition from more than 2000 signatories to petitions objecting to the development. Mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said although he understood there were a lot of residents upset about the McDonalds development in Umina, “it was very hard for the councillors to reject the proposal because the development ticked all the boxes”. “It will bring 120 jobs, mostly casual and part time, to the area and this helps with the huge youth unemployment on the Central Coast plus the 50 jobs it will create in building of the development,” he said. Only new Greens Cr Hillary Morris opposed the application at the council meeting on Tuesday, October 2. “Whilst I understand the rezoning of this particular parcel of land made the refusal of the McDonalds development application impractical in terms of litigation challenges, I remain unconvinced that traffic movement is not going to be compromised,” said Cr Morris. The site was previously zoned Residential 2(b) until the LEP 471 was made which rezoned the site to General Business 3(a). Cr Morris said she was aware that the development had received sanction from both the Roads and Maritime Service and the police in relation to traffic movement, but said she knew traffic on the road was of concern because it was raised in Council’s own DCP 159 Character Statement for Umina. “Ocean Beach Rd is a major local thoroughfare that provides high levels of accessibility but also generates peak hour traffic congestion, extending eastwards from a gateway intersection with an arterial intersection. “I feel with the added burden of traffic entering and exiting McDonalds, coupled with a bus stop and cycleway, it could become even more problematic. “I would like to praise those councillors who endeavoured to find solutions to the concerns

raised by the community such as reducing trading hours, traffic safety measures to stop children running directly across the road to the McDonalds entrance and who genuinely expressed sympathy to the surrounding residents. “It is never easy to make decisions when there has been such community disquiet,” said Cr Morris. Deputy mayor Cr Bob Ward said employment was a big contributor to his decision. “With a Central Coast unemployment level of around 6.7 per cent compared with the state average of 5.5 per cent and youth unemployment of around 35 per cent, I was particularly impressed with this commitment to provide over 100 casual and part time jobs.

“The restaurant will provide employment for not only young unemployed people but also students, both of whom will benefit not only from the wages but also from the excellent training, which McDonalds provides,” said Cr Ward. A total of 160 separate submissions and petitions containing over 2000 signatures were received in reference to the development. The council staff report in the council meeting agenda claimed most of the objections were made from individuals who did not reside in the immediate locality. Cr Craig Doyle said that the number of signatures objecting against the proposal warranted an answer as to whether or not

the development was in the public interest and, added to a host of other concerns, it could have been grounds for refusal. “However, on its own, it is insufficient to support a refusal,” said Cr Doyle. “Issues such as traffic, trading hours, signage, Coles’ access, and parking were considered and addressed through conditions. “The residents’ concerns were very valid, and to breeze over them would have been a huge mistake,” he said. Cr Vicki Scott, however, said that she voted for approval because there “was no other viable option. “I really do appreciate that there were a high number of objections, and agree with some of the

objectors’ issues,” said Cr Scott. “However, in the end, the only matters we could deal with in the determination were those that would stand up in a court of law, compliance issues, and in this case all of those issues complied. “Whether we like it or not, food choices, the name of the company which applied for the development application, the fact that this business is best suited in a shop front in West St, the health issue and other factors do not stand up in the Land and Environment Court in defending a decision. “They are issues that are beyond the boundary of local government. “We had no choice but to approve the development application because it complies with the requirements. “I realise that many people will be disappointed, and I’m sorry about that. “On the positive side, I am pleased there will be about 120 jobs available. “Jobs for unemployed young people and students are important,” said Cr Scott. Cr Gabby Bowles said she too was also excited about the 100 plus jobs it would create. “I understand that some residents didn’t want McDonalds at all, but I believe that the conditions will result in a more positive development for the area,” she said. The site of the development, which will require the demolition of five houses, adjoins the redeveloped service station to the south on the corner of West St and Ocean Beach Rd and a physiotherapy clinic to the north. The refurbished supermarket and adjacent car park is located to the east of the development. The business will trade from 6am until midnight seven days a week and will have a floor area of 412.29 square metres. The building will have a standard McDonalds corporate visual appearance. It will include 50 internal seats, 25 external seats and 12 seats in a party room. Gosford Council Agenda ENV.84, 2 Oct 2012 Kaitlin Watts, 10 Oct 2012

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DisabiliTea held to raise awareness of disability amp Breakaway at San Remo has teamed up with the Blair’s Wish charity and will hold a DisabiliTea function on Friday, October 26, to raise awareness for the need of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Children are invited to attend the event which will include activities such as face painting and

Rode2Recovery team

team of nine men who are cycling 1000 kilometres throughout NSW for The Salvation Army’s Rode2Recovery will finish their ride at Dooralong on Saturday, October 27

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The team began their trip on Tuesday, October 16, and have so far cycled through a number of NSW towns and regions. By the end of their trip they will have spoken at 17 local schools to over 3,000 high school students. The cycling team will have pedalled through Singleton, Merriwa, Quirindi, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Taree, Gloucester, Raymond Terrace, East Maitland and Cessnock on the conclusion of the tour. They have provided education to students at high schools throughout the ride, spoken about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and raised awareness of the issues associated with addiction. “The Rode2Recovery ride was born from a dream that Mark Gambrill (Rode2Recovery coordinator) had

to educate the next generation of young people from making the bad choices that led us to our personal struggles with drug and alcohol dependence,” said Rode2Recovery rider Matthew Lynch. “We want to speak to youth, share our experiences of addiction and tell our stories of how we found strength to overcome these issues, finding hope in the future,” said Lynch. The Rode2Recovery team is made up of nine men and 10 support crew who are currently in The Salvation Army’s Miracle Haven drug and alcohol program. As well as being a way of raising awareness in the community, this ride is an integral part of the men’s own journey to recovery. “It’s been an awesome trip so far.

“We’ve seen amazing scenery and met great people. “The welcome we’ve had along the way by the school students has been totally overwhelming and is exactly the reason we are on this ride; trying to make a difference to our community’s younger people. “This alone has more than made up for the aching muscles and big days on the bike. “It will be a total of 12 days on the bike and by then we hope to have spoken to many thousands of young people about drug and alcohol addiction in an effort to help save young lives,” said Lynch. The Rode2Recovery bike ride will finish at 1467 Dooralong Rd, Dooralong from 11:30am. Media release, 22 Oct 2012 Benjamin Moyes, The Salvation Army

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Members of Norah Head Women’s Bowling Club wear pink for Breast Cancer

orah Head Women’s Bowling Club members hosted a Pink Breakfast on Wednesday, October 10, to raise money for breast cancer.

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“Everyone wore pink and it was a wonderful morning with bright sunshine and no wind, perfect bowling conditions, in fact,” said the club’s publicity officer Ms Vivien Paulson. “One of the Club’s wonderful male players cooked bacon and eggs for 35 people on the morning while another of the male members cooked toast for everyone. “A raffle was held and altogether they raised $637 for the breast cancer charity. “It was so successful they might make it an annual event,” said Ms Paulson. Email, 19 Oct 2012 Vivien Paulson, Norah Head Women’s Bowling Club


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Young Parents Program on offer in Wyong

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oung parents and expecting teens were invited to an open day on Wednesday, October 10, to learn more about the facilities on offer at the Young Parents Program at Wyong

More than 20 prospective students and their families attended the open day, which was held over two sessions. Participants met with teachers, staff and current students to discuss enrollment and view creche facilities. The program enables current students to complete their education while their children are cared for in an on-site creche. The program assists young people who have had or are expecting a child to continue their studies from Years 9 to 12. It is supplemented with workshops on parenting, nutrition and health and

life skills. Program coordinator Mr Kevin Berger said he was impressed with the determination of students enrolled in the program this year. “Even though they have sleepless nights and their bubs are sick they still come to the program and engage in learning,” said Mr Berger. “They can see it’s making a difference to the lives of their child and that they are being a positive role model for them.” Mr Berger said by furthering their education, students were increasing their employment opportunities. “Any employer

that sees one of our young people engaging successfully in education is going to appreciate the challenges they’ve overcome,” said Mr Berger. Student and young mother Ms Courtney Innes said the program enabled her to have an education and get valuable life skills. “When I started the program I knew I didn’t just want any old job. “I wanted qualifications so that I could have a career and do something with my life. “The program has opened up so many doors for me. “I’ve learnt that I don’t necessarily have to have

Student Courtney Innes with 18 month old son Seth

my HSC to be successful in my dream job; working with animals. “There are courses that I can enroll in to achieve my career goals,” said Ms Innes. Ms Innes said she has

also seen her 18-monthold son Seth progress since his time in the creche. “Since he’s been in the creche, he’s started to walk and talk. “He is socialising with

other toddlers now. “He’s really progressed.” Media release, 18 Oct 2012 Charlotte Dickie, Youth Connections

Bateau Bay places eighth in school state cricket championship ateau Bay Public School competed at the 2012-13 MILO T20 of eight players, with Pool, with the winners Blast Schools Cup State Cricket Championships at the Blacktown matches consisting of of each playing off in the Final. International Sportspark on Monday, October 15, and finished eight overs per side. For the Finals Day, in eighth place.

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Parents disobeying road rules around Bateau Bay PS ateau Bay Public School principal Ms Maureen Gray is urging parents to continually exercise caution when driving in the vicinity of the school, after receiving reports of parents disobeying road

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“We have ongoing reports of parents doing the wrong thing, especially in Waratah Rd,” said Ms Gray. “If a child or adult is at the marked pedestrian crossing waiting to cross the road, drivers must stop and give way. “Waratah Rd is a more worrying site than

Marlowe Rd, as we do not have a crossing supervisor in this area. “We rely heavily on adults, especially drivers to exercise due care and caution, however, we still have parents who stop on the crossing to drop off their children or who double park to let children out of cars.

“It is no use complaining to us if you receive a fine from the police or Council rangers for breaking road rules that are in place for everyone’s safety,” said Ms Gray. Newsletter, 19 Oct 2012 Maureen Gray, Bateau Bay Public School

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Basketball and hip hop challenge promotes healthy lifestyles he National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge will be held at Bateau Bay PCYC on Friday, November 23.

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The Challenge, which is a free day for indigenous and non-indigenous school students of Wyong and surrounding regions, encourages sportsmanship, teaches new skills and builds self-esteem, as well as promotes healthy lifestyles and personal responsibility. The Vibe 3on3 has toured all over Australia this year, including locations such as Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Broome, Kununurra and Fitzroy Crossing. Hosted by former Rabbitoh and basketball

player Mr Claude Williams, the event will feature a 3on3 basketball tournament, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, a dance competition, a free barbecue and a health expo. It will also feature a host of indigenous role models to inspire students, including NSW Waratahs rugby union player Trent Lake, actor Luke Carroll, dancers Darren Compton and Juanita Duncan, rapper Yung Nooky and DJ James Alberts AKA Jimblah. Executive producer

Mr Gavin Jones said excitement was building in the lead up to the event. “Planning is well underway for the Wyong Vibe 3on3. “We’re aiming to teach some new skills, celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and give young people all the latest information so they can build a better future for themselves and their communities,” said Mr Jones. “The Vibe 3on3 really is a community based event that Vibe Australia is proud to be associated with.

“Its grassroots focus through entertainment and the positive activities such as a health expo involving local health services, the role models who promote those positive messages about staying strong, taking personal responsibility and attending school, mean that the young people of take away positive experiences,” said Mr Jones. To participate in the Vibe 3on3, young people need to pre-register in teams of four through their schools. Media release, 19 Oct 2012 David Cole, GJC Vibe

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Creative Connections launch attended by year 10 art students ear 10 Visual Arts students from Wyong Christian Community School attended the Creative Connections launch at Wyong Neighbourhood Centre on Friday, October 12.

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The launch showcased the completion of five community art projects throughout the Wyong Shire region, created by 10 artists, five schools and four community organisations. The students worked on a collaborative project during term one, which involved students working alongside indigenous artists on paintings and sculptures to be displayed permanently at the

Wyong Neighbourhood Centre. The students were addressed by emerging and mentor artists, as well as the Member for Wyong Mr Darren Webber who informed the students of a future initiative where community artworks will be exhibited in public spaces in the Wyong region. Newsletter, 17 Oct 2012 Ian Liney, Wyong Christian Community School

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Jason Annear farewelled at Mingara

Canoe Club celebrates 50 years he Central Coast Canoe Club will hold its 50th anniversary party and annual presentation at Wyong Bowling Club on Saturday, December 1.

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ormer Berkeley Vale Rugby League Club junior Jason Annear was Over the last 50 granted an honorary first grade place on the Manly-Warringah years, the club members Sea Eagles NRL team as the 543rd Sea Eagle, following his sudden have been involved in kayaking events, as well death on Saturday, October 6.

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a talented member of the NSW Cup team. “Jason was a popular, highly respected and valued member of the team on and off the field.

“He joined the Manly family in 2007, playing both Harold Matthews and SG Ball before debuting in Toyota Cup in 2009 and graduating to NSW Cup in 2012. “His passing has come as a great shock to the

club and our thoughts and prayers are with Jason’s family. “Jason was a dedicated player and trainer, wellliked by everyone in the squad. “He’d been in the Manly system for several years and will be greatly missed by everyone at the club. “It’s tragic to see the life of such a promising young player cut short,” said Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles head coach Mr Geoff Toovey. Media release, 10 Oct 2012 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Facebook, 16 Oct 2012 Official Jason Annear Tribute page

as the monthly club race held on Wyong River. Central Coast Canoe Club members compete in

and is inviting anyone who has had association with the club to join the anniversary celebration. Email, 23 Oct 2012 Central Coast Canoe Club

Community fete held at St James Church he St James Wyong Anglican Church will hold a spring fete for the community on Saturday, November 10, from 8:30am.

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“You can browse the stalls and pick up a bargain, or enjoy some scrumptious homemade goodies for morning tea and then take some home

for later,” said St James Wyong Anglican Church administrator Ms Jessica Taylor. “Let the kid’s burn off some energy on the

jumping castle and grab some plants to spruce up your garden.” Email, 23 Oct 2012 Jessica Taylor, St James Wyong Anglican Church

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Annear, 21, was farewelled at Mingara Recreation Club on Thursday, October 18, followed by a wake at Berkeley Vale Rugby League and Sports Club. Annear’s body was found at the foot of the headland between Queenscliff and Freshwater Beaches, after he fell to his death. The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles issued a statement that said Annear was a dedicated player and would be greatly missed. “The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have been formally advised by police of the tragic passing of Jason Annear,

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Classic cars to be shown at The Entrance he annual ChromeFest three day classic car show will be held at Memorial Park, The Entrance, from Friday, October 26, to Sunday, October 28.

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The annual ChromeFest three day classic car show will be held at Memorial Park, The Entrance, from Friday, October 26, to Sunday, October 28. A showcase of classic American automobiles, hot rods and low rider bicycles will be exhibited,

with an estimated 450 cars expected to be shown. Entertainment will include performances from local dance groups and retro market stalls. Media release, 12 Oct 2012 Donna Judge, The Entrance Town Centre Management Chrome-- Last year’s chromefest

Creative Connections Project launched at Wyong “Support was also the opportunity for artists example of the State he Creative Connections Project was launched on Friday, October working provided by Wyong Shire to diversify their career Government 12, at Wyong Neighbourhood Centre.

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Member for Wyong Mr Darren Webber spoke at the launch and said the project was a culmination of two years of hard work by many local people and organisations. “The project was funded by the State Government through the Department of Families and Communities Services and involved many local

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organisations,” said Mr Webber. “These included the North Wyong Shire Youth Arts Service, the Wyong Neighbourhood Centre, and five local high schools, including Wyong Christian School, Wyong High School, Lake Munmorah High School, Mary MacKillop Catholic College and Gorokan High School,

as well Wyong TAFE and a number of other community organisations. “I particularly wish to congratulate the participating artists Allana Beltram, Sarah Barron, Alicia Pawley, James Roger, Leah Jean Kasky and their mentors Karen Smith, Ruth Gale, Wendy Pawley, Jenni McEwen and Tony Garland.

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Toowoon Bay Tourist Park Toukley Aquatic Centre Art Gallery Beachcomber Hotel Golf Club Neighbourhood Centre Retirement Village St Mary’s Catholic School Toukley Library Toukley Primary School Tuggerah Anytime Aztec Hair Zone (Westfields) Boating Warehouse Caltex (back of Westfields) Club Tuggerah Donut King (Westfields) Gloria Jean’s (Westfields) Horseland Hungry Jacks Indoor Skate Park Jamaica Blue (Westfields) McDonalds Medical Centre Metro Service Station Michel’s Pattiserie (Westfields) News Power Newsagent (Westfields) Pathology (Westfields) PRP Rebel Sport Soccer Fives Complex Subway Supa Centre Supa news Newsagent (Westfields) Supacheap Terry White Chemist (Westfields) Tuggerah Business Park Cafes Tuggerah Library Tuggerah Village Caravan Park

Wyong Bowls Club Tuggerawong Cadonia Road Cadonia Road Service Station Cadonia Road Shops Tuggerawong Public School Tumbi Umbi Clare Mace Street Metro Service Station Clare Mace Street Takeaway KBT Neighbourhood Hub T Tumbi Campus Tuggerah Lakes College Wadalba After Hours Medical Centre Dam Hotel Palm Springs Village Wyong Health Centre Wyong Hospital: Cafe, Front Entrance, Foyer, Outpatients, Staff Library & Emergency Waiting Room Wyong Hospital Mental Health Centre Wyong Hospital Pathology Reception Watanobbi Community Centre Pet & Produce United Petrol Station Watanobbi BP Wyong Golf Club Wyong Regional Sporting Complex

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Art exhibition at Norah Head

(L to R) Jan Butler and Judith Hoste

The Salvonista Mobile Boutique

he Salvation Army’s Salvonista Mobile Boutique visited the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah Campus on Wednesday, October 24, as part of its pre-loved fashion campaign to support the community by selling second-hand clothes.

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The campaign is aimed at encouraging budget conscious consumers to shop at their local

Salvation Army stores and discover affordable fashion, while helping the community and the

environment. Media release, 16 Oct 2012 Jo Steuart, Pendulum Communications

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entral Coast artists Ms Judith Hoste and Ms Jan Butler will have their artworks exhibited at Shorethyme restaurant in Norah Head from Tuesday, November 13, to Thursday, November 25.

Central Coast Art Society vice-president Ms Fran Melrose will open the exhibition on the Tuesday from 5pm. Ms Hoste, of Umina, is an award winning artist and teacher and

holds classes in oils, watercolours, pastels, acrylics and drawing. Ms Butler, of Bensville, paints in oils, watercolours, pastels and most recently turned her hand to coloured pencils.

Both artists have donated works to charity organisations for fundraising ventures. Email, 11 Oct 2012 Judith Hoste, Umina Beach

Baker is a Good Samaritan uff Point resident Mrs Gene Baker has been awarded the Samaritans’ Good Samaritan Award for her commitment to the organisation.

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Mrs Baker has volunteered for almost seven years and is the coordinator of the Samaritans Emergency Relief Centre at Toukley. The Good Samaritan Awards are based on

nominations and are awarded to a volunteer in each region. Mrs Baker was presented with the certificate on Thursday, October 18, at a team meeting.

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Budgewoi Sailing Club celebrates 40 year anniversary udgewoi Sailing Club will celebrate its 40th anniversary at a reunion regatta over the weekend of November 17 and 18.

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The club was formed in mid-1972 by Ashley Chapman, Ron Nash and the late Stan Vitnell. Budgewoi Sailing Club has contributed greatly to the Central Coast community in its 40 years, introducing hundreds of young people to the pleasures

and challenges of dinghy sailing, building selfconfidence and maturity. The reunion regatta will also celebrate cofounder, sole-president, long-time skipper and teacher of Corsair sailing at Budgewoi Sailing Club, Ashley Chapman, who is 99-years-old this

year. A four-race sailing program will cater for those who want to get on the water, and a celebratory dinner will be held on the Saturday evening. Media release, 1 Oct 2012 Kathy Bourke, Budgewoi Sailing Club

Central Coast Sevens to kick off this weekend

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For events in post code areas 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262 and 2263 reunion Dinner, Budgewoi Sailing Wyong Christian Club Community School Free SbA Hub Charity Golf Day, Skateboarding Wyong Golf Club Workshop, Lake ChromeFest car Haven Skate Park, show, Memorial Park 10am to 12pm The Entrance

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he official opening of the Central Coast Sevens International Rugby Festival will begin with the inaugural Black Dogs vs. the Underdogs charity match on Friday, October 26, at Wyong Leagues Club.

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Gates will open at 5pm and both teams are set to feature a host of celebrity players to raise money for the Black Dog Institute, including former Wallabies and NRL players Richard Harry, John Langford and Clyde Rathbone. There is an opportunity to join the players for a buffet dinner on conclusion of the match, with former Wallabies’ player Clyde Rathbone giving a speech about his

own personal experiences in his battle with depression.

Email, 22 Oct 2012 Craig Morgan, Central Coast Sevens

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Hayne honoured at NSW Touch Blues dinner e r k e l e y Vale Rugby League Club’s touch operations manager Shayne Hayne was awarded Administrator of the Year for Touch Football for the Hunter Western Region at the annual NSW Touch Australia (NSWTA) Blues dinner on Saturday, October 13, at Bankstown Sports Club.

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Mark O’Hagan and Greg Jacklin were also awarded Life Membership for the Berkeley Vale club at the event.

Mariners’ Youth defeat Jets in “junior” F3 derby he Mariners Youth League finished 2-1 over the Newcastle Jets Youth in the junior F3 derby played at the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence on Sunday, October 21.

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The Hunter Western area is the largest region in NSW touch, which stems from the east coast between Central Coast and Nelson Bay right through to Broken Hill. The Berkeley Vale Touch Club was also one

of four nominees for the Affiliate of the year in the Hunter Western Region along with Dubbo Touch, who were the eventual NSWTA Affiliate of the Year winners. Email, 18 Oct 2012 Shayne Hayne, Central Coast Rugby League

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Like the Hyundai A-League clash between the two clubs played on Saturday, October 20, the game was played at a high tempo. Newcastle’s Brazilian import Bernardo Ribeiro struck from range, however, his effort was straight at Mariners custodian Justin Pasfield who dealt with the shot comfortably. In the 17th minute, the home team took the lead via a first time finish from Cirjak. A flowing move through midfield found Troy Hearfield wide on

the right. Hearfield crossed low across the face of goal and, with his left boot, Cirjak fired a crisp shot beyond Jets’ goalkeeper Jack Duncan. It would take only six minutes for McLafferty’s team to double their advantage. Again, the cross came in from the right side, but this time in the air via Patrick Dixon. Timing his run to perfection, Kwasnik met the ball with purpose, steering his header neatly past Duncan and into the back of the net.

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The Jets came out with intent after the break and took two minutes to halve the deficit. Midfielder Mitchell Oxborrow netted for the away team to get Clayton Zane’s side on the board. With both teams making wholesale changes throughout the second half, the game seemed to lose some of its fluency. Nevertheless, both teams continued to attack and the Jets were awarded a penalty by referee Stephen Lucas with only five minutes to play. Marko Jesic had the opportunity to earn a point for his team, however, Pasfield made a fine double save to deny the former Australian youth representative. From the penalty, Pasfield dropped low to his right to thwart Jesic, before springing to his feet to block the rebound. And despite a few late raids by the Jets, McLafferty’s boys held on to commence their National Youth League title defence in the best way possible. Following the match, McLafferty said he was happy with the effort from his team but noted there were still areas for the side to improve upon. “Any win is a good win,” said McLafferty. “I think there is a long way to go but there is a lot of good ball players out there and we’re happy with the way we went forward but defensively we still have some room for improvement.” Central Coast Youth play their next match away to Melbourne Heart Youth on Saturday, October 27, at John Cain Memorial Park in Victoria. Media release, 21 Oct 2012 Ben O’Neill, Central Coast Mariners Football Club


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ocal community housing provider Pacific Link has announced a new sports scholarship program to help disadvantaged children join sporting groups in the Wyong Shire and Lower Hunter regions.

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The introduction of the sport scholarships followed the release of new research that showed children from poorer families missed out on the social and physical benefits of sport because their parents couldn’t afford the costs of club memberships, uniforms and equipment. According to a study conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre and the Smith Family, children “protect themselves from the pain of missing out, and their parents from the anguish of having to say no,” by pretending to have no interest in sport. The Making a Difference report said children from socially disadvantaged families also claimed they didn’t

like going on school excursions their parents could not afford. “Pacific Link has a well-established excursions program,” said Pacific Link chairman Mr David Bacon. “We’ve been planning to assist our public housing tenants through a sports scholarship for some time. “The new report and others like it are simply heartbreaking because they show how children from disadvantaged backgrounds are willing to put on a brave face, rather than suffer the embarrassment of admitting they don’t have the funds to take part,” said Mr Bacon. Pacific Link works with the Department of Community Housing

and Housing NSW to provide 900 homes for disadvantaged families in the Central Coast and Lower Hunter regions. “Our job is to find homes for those in need and give them access to programs and services that help to break the chain of disadvantage,” said Pacific Link CEO Mr Keith Gavin. “Our new Sports, Health, Wellbeing and Education Scholarship program will help families meet the costs associated with children’s sporting activities to promote an interest in sport, physical fitness, healthy lifestyle choices and social integration.” Media release, 10 Oct 2012 Keith Gavin, Pacific Link Housing

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wandalan Men’s Bowling Club won the inaugural Lakeside Two Bowls Triples at Gwandalan Bowling Club held from Tuesday, September 25, to Wednesday, September 26.

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The Tournament attracted 28 teams from the Central Coast and Newcastle Districts and consisted of three games of 15 ends on each day. Prize money for the event totalled $5,280. The top five teams in

each division received the prize money. The winners of Division A was a composite team made up of G Canobie (skip) K Jeffery (second) and B Rowe (lead.) The winners of

Division B were from Lemon Tree Passage and comprised R Dougherty (skip), A Perkins (second) and D Lee (lead). Email, 16 Oct 2012 Noeleen Crawford, Gwandalan Men’s Bowling Club

Touch football club nominated for major awards erkeley Vale Touch Football Association has been nominated for two major awards at this year’s NSW Touch Association

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was nominated for Administrator of the Year. The awards will be presented at the annual NSWTA Blues Dinner on Saturday, October 13, in the Grand Ballroom at Bankstown Sports Club.

Mr Hayne said the Berkeley Vale club was extremely proud and honoured to have received these nominations which validates and recognises the hard work volunteers have done over the

years to assist the club in achieving its current standing within the touch community. Media release, 5 Oct 2012 Shayne Hayne, Berkley Vale Touch Association

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he 2012 First Grade Rugby Union Grand Final is between Avoca Beach and Kariong this Saturday, September 22, at Morry Breen Oval. Avoca Beach is into another Grand Final, while Kariong are after their first top grade Premiership since 1993. This will be a tight match for the entire 80 minutes. These two teams played each other two weeks ago in the Major Semi-final, and Avoca Beach won that game. During the season proper, these two teams have had a win each, but Avoca Beach wore Kariong down and secured the win in the Major Semi-final, with time running out. Avoca Beach will attempt to do the same thing again

this weekend. Avoca Beach will use their experienced players and will never say die. They will rely heavily on number eight Emile Thomas, locks Peter Steele and Adam Winter, and prop Luke Sheridan to lead from the front in the forwards. Kariong have a big pack and they will be put on the go forward by players such as prop Shannon Beavan, number eight Moanna Talakai, and number seven Afele Tongia. They are the players that Kariong will rely on to take the initial control of the match. However, Kariong will need to play the full 80 minutes. In recent matches, they have played great rugby and have scored some exciting tries, but then at other times, they have tended to go to sleep.

They cannot afford to do that on Saturday if they wish to win this Premiership. Avoca Beach, we know, will go for the full 80 minutes as they did two weeks ago. The backline battle will be interesting. Avoca Beach have a combination of experience in players such as Dan Reihana, Justin Staben and Matt Maloney, but they also have youth and pace in key positions. Fullback Jacob Briggs and winger Tom Murphy will know where to head with pace if given the opportunity. Kariong have much the same situation. They may not have the same level of experience as Avoca Beach, but centre Sione Malu is a key person in that department. Fullback Derick Peachey, winger Josh

Bottero, five-eight Mitchell Clay and half back Scott Hanley all provide flair in attack and all can score those vital tries. Goal kicking will also be important. Avoca Beach have the ever reliable Matt Maloney, the highest point scorer this year in Central Coast Rugby, while halfback Scott Hanley will need to be on song all day for Kariong. Avoca Beach will be in their 11th successive First Grade Grand Final. They have won seven of these since 2002 and will be hoping to add another on Saturday. Kariong have been in several Grand Finals in recent years, but have not won the big one since 1993, which was at the end of the club’s heyday in the early 1990s. What has happened this season in their matches,

plus all the statistics and history, make for an enthralling and exciting Grand Final this year. The Second Grade Grand Final also sees Avoca Beach in action and they take on Ourimbah in what should prove an intriguing clash. These two teams met in the Major Semi-final two weeks ago and Avoca Beach won that game after a close first half. Avoca Beach and Ourimbah both finished level at the top of this competition so it is difficult to predict a winner in this fixture on Saturday. “The Third Grade Grand Final will be a beauty,” said Thomson. There was nothing between Northlakes and Avoca Beach and the game will go right down to the final whistle. Avoca Beach will have

their third senior team in a Grand Final on Saturday which is a marvellous achievement. Northlakes have been the form team in this competition this year but Avoca Beach have struck a purple patch in recent weeks and have shown good late season form. There is a lot of experience in both teams and the standard of play in all Third Grade Finals fixtures this year has been good. The U19 Grand Final is between Terrigal and The Entrance. Every game this season in this competition has been close. It has been one of the most even competitions on the Central Coast for years and this match on Saturday will be no different.

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ue to a series of u n fo r e s e e a b l e events, Central Coast Academy of Sport future stars boxer, Josh English, found himself stepping up a weight division and fighting for a national bantamweight belt in Acacia Ridge, just south of Brisbane.

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tournament before the fight and I had to give away five and a half kilograms and fight in the bantamweight division,” said English. Not being a stranger to giving away weight on his opposition due to his rugby league background, English threw everything he had at his opponent in the championship bout. “We went for the full three rounds, it was a good fight. “Everything went to plan and my coach was really

happy with how I fought and applied what we had been working on at training. “It came down to the judge’s decision on points and I won the bantamweight championship,” added English. The 2012 National Golden Gloves Bantamweight championship is English’s second National championship, after winning the flyweight belt at the same championships last year.

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by Larry Thomson

voca Beach won the 2012 First Grade Rugby Union Premiership when they defeated Kariong at Morry Breen Oval by 28 points to 14 on Saturday, September 22.

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Avoca Beach was the better team on the day and the win saw them gain another First Grade Premiership. The first 15 minutes of the match proved a real struggle with both teams testing each other out with a series of forward exchanges but neither team was making any significant inroads. If anything, it was Kariong who dominated territory during that time. They spent a lot of time in the Avoca Beach half. This gained a result for them in the 12th minute when their prop and captain Shannon Beavan made a 20 metre run to crash over adjacent to the posts. It was the start that Kariong wanted. The try was converted and Kariong had jumped to an early 7-0 lead. Avoca Beach responded two minutes later when their winger Matt Maloney kicked a penalty goal to reduce the lead to 7-3. This remained the score for much of the remainder of the first half. Both teams had their chances and both teams had periods of attack but good defence from the opposing team saw all attacking movements come to nothing. It was certainly developing into a war of

attrition with neither team able to gain the edge. Kariong had long periods of possession and at times Avoca Beach could just not get their hands on the ball. The best players for each of the teams at this stage gave it their all. Prop Shannon Beavan was leading from the front and everywhere in attack and defence. Halfback Scott Hanley was playing well and was scheming to gain the upper hand. Avoca Beach was being led around the paddock by lock Adam Winter who was having one of his best games for the club. He made several surges in the first half to get his team on the go forward. He was well supported by prop Luke Sheridan. The game had developed into a stalemate on the scoreboard but Avoca

Beach got closer and then moved ahead with two late penalty goals in the first half. In the 34th minute, and then just before half time Matt Maloney kicked two penalty goals for Avoca to take the lead at the halftime break by 9-7. The second half continued in much the same vein as what was observed in the first half. Kariong had long periods of possession but couldn’t make the break through and get across the line. Dogged defence by Avoca Beach simply shut them out. The difference in the second half however was the good performance of the Avoca Beach outside backs. Half Justin Staben and inside centre Dan Reihana were able to get the ball wide and the Avoca Beach outside backs proved dangerous every time they

touched the ball. Both wingers Tom Murphy and Matt Maloney made incisive runs, and the pace of Jacob Briggs was always on show. Firstly a turnover of possession in the 10th minute of the half saw Avoca Beach five-eight Mitch Graham go to the blind before passing to winger Matt Maloney who raced to the line for a try. This try was converted by Maloney himself and Avoca Beach had moved to a handy 16 points to 7 lead, but Kariong were not to be outdone. They quickly responded with their second try. A forward surge by Kariong saw the ball go to the blindside and with the ball in the hands of fullback Derrick Peachey, he raced 20 metres across field to score near the posts. The conversion of this try

saw the score line at Avoca Beach 16 Kariong 14 and the match was certainly on. It was at this stage that Kariong could have taken the lead. Kariong five-eight Mitchell Clay made a break before passing to his winger with the line open but the dropped ball saw a chance go begging. From the 20th minute of this half for the next five minutes Kariong gave it their all to break through. They took a tighthead at the scrum, but several dropped balls and wrong options cost them in achieving their aim. It was the determined Avoca Beach defence that was the telling factor. Having gained a penalty close to their own line, halfback Justin Staben showed quick thinking by taking an immediate tap and racing forward.

The ball was passed to supporting fullback Jacob Briggs who showed exceptional pace and outshone the Kariong defence to race 65 metres to score near the corner. It was the turning point of the second half. Avoca Beach were now leading by 21 points to 14 in what was proving an exhilarating second half of Grand Final rugby. This try in the 28th minute of the second half placed Avoca Beach in a good position. Kariong did hit back with some good play through loose forwards Afele Tongia and Sone Taito but there was to be no result on the scoreboard. Avoca Beach also made further inroads. Winger Tom Murphy was strong and made several telling runs during this period. The Grand Final was cemented in the final few minutes of the game when Avoca Beach prop Luke Sheridan made a big run and crashed over near the posts for the winning try. This try was converted and the final score of Avoca Beach 28 Kariong 14 was reached. It was typical Grand Final rugby with no holds barred. Both teams gave it their all but it was Avoca Beach who were the stronger on the day. Avoca Beach had won their eighth First Grade Premiership in the last 10 years. This Grand Final was also their 11th successive First Grade Grand Final appearance.

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aniel McBreen’s classy 70th minute strike ensured the Central Coast Mariners won their first home game of the season 1-0 over Perth Glory at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday, October 14.

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Having come on just seven minutes earlier for hardworking young marksman Mitchell Duke, McBreen fired past former Mariners’ custodian Danny Vukovic to earn the home team a narrow, but ultimately deserved victory. In front of 9,192 fans, the Mariners looked resplendent in all pink kits as they ran out in perfect conditions for football at Gosford’s idyllic bayside arena. Their one-off look was to help promote Pink Ribbon Day to be held on Monday, October 22, and seemed to win the support of the home faithful with hundreds of aficionados arriving at the ground decked out in their own unique pink attire. The opening half of the game was a tussle, with neither side able to craft many clear cut opportunities to open the scoring. Veteran defender Patrick Zwaanswijk had a good chance to open his account for the season and put the Mariners ahead, however, his low drive from a free kick in the 23rd minute was well saved by Vukovic. In the 32nd minute, it

was Glory who were on the attack via another former Mariners favourite Dean Heffernan. Sharp goalkeeping from Mathew Ryan, however, thwarted the Perth raid. Just before the half-time break, impressive defender Trent Sainsbury headed over the cross bar from a Mile Sterjovski free kick. The second stanza was a more entertaining affair, with the pace quickening and both teams looking more likely to break the deadlock. Sterjovski was proving an influential figure against his former Club as he combined down the right side with Duke on numerous occasions. But in the 68th minute, all nearly went awry for the home team. A lapse in concentration by captain John Hutchinson let in the Glory who powered forward, however, Sainsbury’s timely intervention halted the Glory counter attack and spared Hutchinson’s blushes in his 150th Hyundai A-League appearance. Having stopped a goal down one end, Sainsbury proved influential in McBreen’s winner just two minutes later. The Western Australian born youngster fired a pinpoint pass to the former Falkirk and York City man, who controlled with his left foot before firing home with his right. McBreen lapped up his fine finish, celebrating in style as he pumped his

Bernie Ibini watches as Perth’s Jacob Burns misses the ball See the back page for more images of the Central Coast Mariners clash with Perth Glory Photos: ValsPix

chest and ran to rejoice with the fans in Bluetongue’s western grandstand. Despite a few late half chances, McBreen’s goal proved to be all the home team needed to ensure they claimed their first win of the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League campaign. Post-match, Mariners’ boss Graham Arnold said he was pleased that his team showed improvement from their round one draw against A-League new boys Western Sydney Wanderers. “Last week was probably a five and today was about a

six [out of 10],” Arnold said. “We can do much better and we have to do much better. “The standard of the A-League is going up and we need to go up with it. “I don’t want us to be in form in October, we weren’t last year. “We build into the season and it’s important that we’re fit and we grind out results and we’re strong defensively.” Arnold also shared his delight with the performance of 20 year old defender Sainsbury.

“A lot of people were worried and concerned when we lost Alex Wilkinson but I have a lot of faith in Australian youngsters and Trent Sainsbury who has been with us for two years has had to sit back and be patient. “He has learnt the ropes off ‘Wilko’ (Wilkinson) and Patrick (Zwaanswijk) and I thought today he was superb,” he said. Arnold said he believed the Mariners would have to lift again against northern foes Newcastle Jets on Saturday, October 20, when

the two teams meet in an F3 Derby at Hunter Stadium. “We will have to go up another couple of levels because I thought Newcastle were very good against Sydney in a wonderful spectacle. “It’s still a work in progress and we will only get better,” said Arnold. Central Coast Mariners: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic (5. Zachary Anderson 90+3’), 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke (2. Daniel McBreen 63’), 21. Mile Sterjovski (8. Adriano Pellegrino 78’) Substitutes not used: 20. Justin Pasfield (Gk) Yellow Cards: Zwaanswijk 35’, Bojic 60’ Red Cards: Nil Perth Glory: 1. Danny Vukovic (Gk), 3. Seb van den Brink, 4. Billy Mehmet, 7. Jacob Burns (c), 8. Dean Heffernan (12. Ryo Nagai 76’), 10. Liam Miller, 13. Travis Dodd, 14. Steven McGarry (6. Nick Ward 79’), 19. Joshua Risdon, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Michael Thwaite Substitutes not used: 5. Steve Pantaledis, 39. Devon Spence (Gk) Yellow Cards: Thwaite 12’, Burns 23’, Mehmet 81’, Miller 90’ Red Cards: Nil Attendance: 9,192 Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium Referee: Jarred Gillett

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Mariners defeated by jets in controversial F3 derby with the way his team performed at Hunter Stadium. “I thought it was a fantastic performance by the boys. “A good derby, a lot of action, and I was very happy with our performance overall. “Our combinations, our movements were ďŹ rst class. “So if we continue to play like that, and we will do, then I can’t see why we won’t be successful again this year. “The three incidents that happened in the ďŹ rst ďŹ ve minutes turned the match. “It’s disappointing, but penalties come and go, and you get good decisions, bad decisions throughout the year. “But as I just said to the players, I judge the team on their performance and the performance was fantastic,â€? said Mr Arnold.

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The Mariners were defeated 2-1 by the Newcastle Jets in the A-League F3 derby clash. Jets’ marksman Ryan GrifďŹ ths converted a dubiously awarded penalty early in the match, before Emile Heskey doubled Newcastle’s advantage from close range in the 61st minute. Substitute Central Coast striker Bernie Ibini netted a 71st minute goal to give the Mariners hope of snatching a late equaliser. The tone of the match was set in the opening minute of play when Ruben Zadkovich launched a challenge on Joshua Rose.

Central Coast Mariners defending against the Newcastle Jets With James Virgili holding on to Rose’s shirt, Zadkovich ew in with a studs-up challenge that referee Ben Williams deemed worthy of a yellow ticket. In the fourth minute, Williams awarded the Jets a penalty. Competing for the ball, Heskey and New Zealand international Michael McGlinchey

clattered into one another in the box. Unfortunately for the Mariners, Sterjovski just miscued his shot and the ball went wide of the Newcastle goal. Just three minutes later Virgili produced a run down the right side before crossing for Heskey. The former England international made no

mistake in prodding the ball into the back of the net from close range. The ball fell to Ibini following a touch from McGlinchey, and the lanky marksman had no trouble in ďŹ nding the back of the net. The Mariners continued to press in search of an equaliser, and threw everything bar the kitchen sink at the

home team. Indeed, the yellow and navy were convinced they’d restored parity to the clash deep in injury time when Patrick Zwaanswijk headed a long ball into the back of the net. In the post-match press conference, Mariners head coach Graham Arnold said that despite the defeat he was pleased

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The controversial McDonalds proposal faced opposition from more than 2000 signatories to petitions objecting to the development. Mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna said although he understood there were a lot of residents upset about the McDonalds development in Umina, “it was very hard for the councillors to reject the proposal because the development ticked all the boxesâ€?. “It will bring 120 jobs, mostly casual and part time, to the area and this helps with the huge youth unemployment on the Central Coast plus the 50 jobs it will create in building of the development,â€? he said. Only new Greens Cr Hillary Morris opposed the application at the council meeting on Tuesday, October 2. “Whilst I understand the rezoning of this particular parcel of land made the refusal of the McDonalds development application impractical in terms of litigation challenges, I remain unconvinced that trafďŹ c movement is not going to be compromised,â€? said Cr Morris. The site was previously zoned Residential 2(b) until the LEP 471 was made which rezoned the site to General Business 3(a). Cr Morris said she was aware that the development had received sanction from both the Roads and Maritime Service and the police in relation to trafďŹ c movement, but said she knew trafďŹ c on the road was of concern because it was raised in Council’s own DCP 159 Character Statement for Umina. “Ocean Beach Rd is a major local thoroughfare that provides high levels of accessibility but also generates peak hour trafďŹ c congestion, extending eastwards from a gateway intersection with an arterial intersection. “I feel with the added burden of trafďŹ c entering and exiting McDonalds, coupled with a bus stop and cycleway, it could become even more problematic. “I would like to praise those councillors who endeavoured to ďŹ nd solutions to the concerns

raised by the community such as reducing trading hours, trafďŹ c safety measures to stop children running directly across the road to the McDonalds entrance and who genuinely expressed sympathy to the surrounding residents. “It is never easy to make decisions when there has been such community disquiet,â€? said Cr Morris. Deputy mayor Cr Bob Ward said employment was a big contributor to his decision. “With a Central Coast unemployment level of around 6.7 per cent compared with the state average of 5.5 per cent and youth unemployment of around 35 per cent, I was particularly impressed with this commitment to provide over 100 casual and part time jobs.

“The restaurant will provide employment for not only young unemployed people but also students, both of whom will beneďŹ t not only from the wages but also from the excellent training, which McDonalds provides,â€? said Cr Ward. A total of 160 separate submissions and petitions containing over 2000 signatures were received in reference to the development. The council staff report in the council meeting agenda claimed most of the objections were made from individuals who did not reside in the immediate locality. Cr Craig Doyle said that the number of signatures objecting against the proposal warranted an answer as to whether or not

the development was in the public interest and, added to a host of other concerns, it could have been grounds for refusal. “However, on its own, it is insufďŹ cient to support a refusal,â€? said Cr Doyle. “Issues such as trafďŹ c, trading hours, signage, Coles’ access, and parking were considered and addressed through conditions. “The residents’ concerns were very valid, and to breeze over them would have been a huge mistake,â€? he said. Cr Vicki Scott, however, said that she voted for approval because there “was no other viable option. “I really do appreciate that there were a high number of objections, and agree with some of the

matters we could deal with in the determination were those that would stand up in a court of law, compliance issues, and in this case all of those issues complied. “Whether we like it or not, food choices, the name of the company which applied for the development application, the fact that this business is best suited in a shop front in West St, the health issue and other factors do not stand up in the Land and Environment Court in defending a decision. “They are issues that are beyond the boundary of local government. “We had no choice but to approve the development application because it complies with the requirements. “I realise that many people will be disappointed, and I’m sorry about that. “On the positive side, I am pleased there will be about 120 jobs available. “Jobs for unemployed young people and students are important,â€? said Cr Scott. Cr Gabby Bowles said she too was also excited about the 100 plus jobs it would create. “I understand that some residents didn’t want McDonalds at all, but I believe that the conditions will result in a more positive development for the area,â€? she said. The site of the development, which will require the demolition of ďŹ ve houses, adjoins the redeveloped service station to the south on the corner of West St and Ocean Beach Rd and a physiotherapy clinic to the north. The refurbished supermarket and adjacent car park is located to the east of the development. The business will trade from 6am until midnight seven days a week and will have a oor area of 412.29 square metres. The building will have a standard McDonalds corporate visual appearance. It will include 50 internal seats, 25 external seats and 12 seats in a party room. Gosford Council Agenda ENV.84, 2 Oct 2012 Kaitlin Watts, 10 Oct 2012

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overrules Council consent he Land and Environment Court has declared that the consent given by Gosford Council for an 800-seat meeting hall in Macdonalds Rd, Lisarow, was invalid.

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The decision, which resulted from action taken by Lisarowraid Inc. was delivered on Friday, October 12. The development plans were approved in May of this year by Gosford Council despite recommendations for refusal by Council’s town planners on two occasions over the last two years. Both planning reports had concluded that the development was inappropriate for the area, with town planning principles highlighting that the proposed building and intended scale of usage were out of character for the area designated scenic protection rural (conservation). “Councillor approval not only ignored those two recommendations but dictated increased changes of rural streetscape with additional works including major road reconstruction of urban style, the removal of and threatened damage to trees, all compounded by heavier traffic in the area,� said Lisarowraid secretary Mr Stanley Crellin. “State planning law does not allow objectors to challenge such planning

decisions on ‘merit’ grounds, despite the community having clearly expressed major concern

that Lisarowraid Inc. commenced class four proceedings, challenging the validity of the consent.

plans of review are uncertain. “Council is armed with thorough and detailed reports from its officers recommending refusal, and we see no reason for the current councillors

flawed approval. “If the councillors are not inclined to act in accordance with their officers’ recommendations, we urge that they take advantage of this

The site for the proposed development

regarding impacts of the proposal, and reluctance of some then councillors to seriously address the issues. “Objectors can seek only ‘judicial review’, and it was for that reason

“The court, with Council and the developer’s agreement, accepted that the approval process was deeply flawed and declared the consent to be invalid. “At this stage Council’s

to move away from that recommendation. “Certainly Council could not feel comfortable, given the history of the application, simply acting to rubber-stamp the

opportunity to fully reconsider the proposal in accordance with council policies and law. “This mandates either allowing council officers to determine the application

under full delegation, accepting and acting in accordance with the officers’ recommendation or, should Council wish to act contrary to recommendation, seeking IDEP (Independent Development and Environment Panel) or external expert review. “It should be recognised that the ‘additional works’ that had been proposed were outside the parameters of the original proposal and therefore not accorded full and proper assessment. In seeking that approach, we acknowledge our current Council’s gracious readiness to accede to the decision of the court, and trust our further negotiations are met with an understanding of a constructive approach. “With a desire to protect environment and amenity for all, Lisarowraid Inc. appeals for continuing involvement and support from all who have seen this proposed development as a threat, not just to the immediate neighbourhood, but one that could easily be replicated in many other valued rural residential areas of our city of Gosford,� said Mr Crellin. Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Stanley Crellin, Lisarowraid Inc.

The Peninsula

Issue 7

Th Thomson h has h home and d ofďŹ ce raided by police SW police, on behalf of fraud and extortion squad detectives from Victoria, searched the home and electoral ofďŹ ce of Federal Member for Dobell, Mr Craig Thomson on the morning of Wednesday, October 24.

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Victorian police, with the assistance of NSW police, executed two search warrants, one on Mr Thomson’s Bateau Bay home at 7am and the other on his electoral ofďŹ ce at Tuggerah at approximately 10:15am. The searches were in relation to the ongoing investigation, Operation Vespine, by fraud and extortion squad detectives in conjunction with NSW Strike Force Carnarvon. Mr Thomson spoke to the media outside his home on the same day at

10:30am. “This morning we had the police come and execute a search warrant in relation to the broader inquiry into the national ofďŹ ce of the Health Services Union,â€? said Mr Thomson. “They took a couple of documents; I volunteered a couple of documents. “Can I say that the police acted in a thoroughly professional manner, they showed great courtesy and acted in a way that I think we would all expect.

Police taking items from Craig Thomson’s home

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“Can I say at the outset, that I’ve done nothing wrong, that we are fully cooperating with the police in relation to this investigation. “We think there is still some time for this investigation to go before it’s concluded, but we are very much looking to it concluding, hopefully before the end of this year. “Can I also say that there isn’t that much more that I can add, given that this is an investigation that’s ongoing by the police, other than conďŹ rming that today was in relation to the national ofďŹ ce of the union and that the police were here. “I would like to reiterate that I have done nothing wrong, and I’m very conďŹ dent that at the conclusion of this investigation, that will be the conclusion that the police reach as well,â€? said Mr Thomson. The two raids come in the wake of a statement released on Monday, October 15, by Fair Work Australia, conďŹ rming

proceedings had been commenced in the Federal Court of Australia against Mr Thomson. The Federal Court action is a result of the general manager of Fair Work Australia, Ms Bernadette O’Neill’s investigation into the national ofďŹ ce of the Health Services Union (HSU), which concluded in March 2012. Ms O’Neill conďŹ rmed that the claim included 37 alleged breaches of general duties imposed on ofďŹ cers of registered organisations and 25 alleged breaches of Health Services Union rules.

“I have not taken this action lightly. I am satisďŹ ed that it is in the public’s interest to pursue the allegations in the documents ďŹ led in the Federal Court today and consider that there is a reasonable prospect of success,â€? said Ms O’Neill. “If successful, I will be seeking the imposition of pecuniary penalties relating to each of the 37 alleged contraventions where penalties are available. “I will also be seeking orders which require Mr Thomson to pay compensation for loses allegedly incurred by

the HSU by reason of the alleged breaches of general duties should they be proven,� said Ms O’Neill. The maximum pecuniary penalty that can be imposed by the court in respect to each contravention of the general duties is $6,600 for an individual. Pecuniary penalties are not available for breaches of union rules. Media statement, 24 Oct 2012 Victorian Police Media Media statement, 24 Oct 2012 702 ABC Sydney Media release, 15 Oct 2012 Bernadette O’Neill, Fair

by Central Coast Mariners media

aniel McBreen’s classy 70th minute strike ensured the Central Coast Mariners won their ďŹ rst home game of the season 1-0 over Perth Glory at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday, October 14.

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Having come on just seven minutes earlier for hardworking young marksman Mitchell Duke, McBreen ďŹ red past former Mariners’ custodian Danny Vukovic to earn the home team a narrow, but ultimately deserved victory. In front of 9,192 fans, the Mariners looked resplendent in all pink kits as they ran out in perfect conditions for football at Gosford’s idyllic bayside arena. Their one-off look was to help promote Pink Ribbon Day to be held on Monday, October 22, and seemed to win the support of the home faithful with hundreds of aďŹ cionados arriving at the ground decked out in their own unique pink attire. The opening half of the game was a tussle, with neither side able to craft many clear cut opportunities to open the scoring. Veteran defender Patrick Zwaanswijk had a good chance to open his account for the season and put the Mariners ahead, however, his low drive from a free kick in the 23rd minute was well saved by Vukovic. In the 32nd minute, it

was Glory who were on the attack via another former Mariners favourite Dean Heffernan. Sharp goalkeeping from Mathew Ryan, however, thwarted the Perth raid. Just before the half-time break, impressive defender Trent Sainsbury headed over the cross bar from a Mile Sterjovski free kick. The second stanza was a more entertaining affair, with the pace quickening and both teams looking more likely to break the deadlock. Sterjovski was proving an inuential ďŹ gure against his former Club as he combined down the right side with Duke on numerous occasions. But in the 68th minute, all nearly went awry for the home team. A lapse in concentration by captain John Hutchinson let in the Glory who powered forward, however, Sainsbury’s timely intervention halted the Glory counter attack and spared Hutchinson’s blushes in his 150th Hyundai A-League appearance. Having stopped a goal down one end, Sainsbury proved inuential in McBreen’s winner just two minutes later. The Western Australian born youngster ďŹ red a pinpoint pass to the former Falkirk and York City man, who controlled with his left foot before ďŹ ring home with his right. McBreen lapped up his ďŹ ne ďŹ nish, celebrating in style as he pumped his

Bernie Ibini watches as Perth’s Jacob Burns misses the ball See the back page for more images of the Central Coast Mariners clash with Perth Glory Photos: ValsPix

chest and ran to rejoice with the fans in Bluetongue’s western grandstand. Despite a few late half chances, McBreen’s goal proved to be all the home team needed to ensure they claimed their ďŹ rst win of the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League campaign. Post-match, Mariners’ boss Graham Arnold said he was pleased that his team showed improvement from their round one draw against A-League new boys Western Sydney Wanderers. “Last week was probably a ďŹ ve and today was about a

six [out of 10],â€? Arnold said. “We can do much better and we have to do much better. “The standard of the A-League is going up and we need to go up with it. “I don’t want us to be in form in October, we weren’t last year. “We build into the season and it’s important that we’re ďŹ t and we grind out results and we’re strong defensively.â€? Arnold also shared his delight with the performance of 20 year old defender Sainsbury.

“A lot of people were worried and concerned when we lost Alex Wilkinson but I have a lot of faith in Australian youngsters and Trent Sainsbury who has been with us for two years has had to sit back and be patient. “He has learnt the ropes off ‘Wilko’ (Wilkinson) and Patrick (Zwaanswijk) and I thought today he was superb,� he said. Arnold said he believed the Mariners would have to lift again against northern foes Newcastle Jets on Saturday, October 20, when

the two teams meet in an F3 Derby at Hunter Stadium. “We will have to go up another couple of levels because I thought Newcastle were very good against Sydney in a wonderful spectacle. “It’s still a work in progress and we will only get better,â€? said Arnold. Central Coast Mariners: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic (5. Zachary Anderson 90+3’), 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke (2. Daniel McBreen 63’), 21. Mile Sterjovski (8. Adriano Pellegrino 78’) Substitutes not used: 20. Justin PasďŹ eld (Gk) Yellow Cards: Zwaanswijk 35’, Bojic 60’ Red Cards: Nil Perth Glory: 1. Danny Vukovic (Gk), 3. Seb van den Brink, 4. Billy Mehmet, 7. Jacob Burns (c), 8. Dean Heffernan (12. Ryo Nagai 76’), 10. Liam Miller, 13. Travis Dodd, 14. Steven McGarry (6. Nick Ward 79’), 19. Joshua Risdon, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Michael Thwaite Substitutes not used: 5. Steve Pantaledis, 39. Devon Spence (Gk) Yellow Cards: Thwaite 12’, Burns 23’, Mehmet 81’, Miller 90’ Red Cards: Nil Attendance: 9,192 Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium Referee: Jarred Gillett

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