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New youth and community centre for San Remo he Rudd Labor government has announced it will provide $2.7 million to build a new youth and community centre at San Remo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reference panel appointed to review Patonga plan NSW deputy premier Mr Andrew Stoner has said the NSW Trade and Investment Crown Lands department and Gosford Council would work together with the Patonga Beach Progress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New youth and community centre for San Remo he Rudd Labor government has announced it will provide $2.7 million to build a new youth and community centre at San Remo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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he Zoo and Snooze Executive Sleepout held on August 9 at the Australian Reptile Park to raise awareness and funds for Coast Shelter, successfully raised over $52,000. Over 50 ‘sleepers’ from various businesses took part in the event which had participants sleep under the stars in swags, sleeping bags and cardboard boxes, in an attempt to gain an understanding of what it is like to sleep rough. Participants were lucky enough to have some special treats on the night, including a Reptile and Tasmanian Devil show and musical entertainment by Vanessa Adams and Patrick Dow.

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

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

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

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“NBN Co is aiming meaning multiple devices and Glenning BN Co has installed the first local fibre optic cable in Berkeley Vale for construction in those can be online at once. Valley, construction Vale and Glenning Valley as part of the widespread rollout of the “People can work from suburbs to be completed has commenced in the National Broadband Network (NBN) in NSW.

The distribution fibre, which links the Long Jetty exchange and superfast broadband to the Berkeley Vale and Glenning Valley area, was hauled on Wednesday, August 28, on the corner of Eastern Rd and Castlereagh Cres, Bateau Bay. NBN Co spokesperson Mr Joe Dennis said the installation marked an important milestone in the rollout of the NBN in the area. “Design and construction work has already commenced on rolling out the NBN to around 24,800 homes and businesses in the Chittaway Bay, Berkeley Vale, Tumbi Umbi, Bateau Bay and Long Jetty areas,” Mr Dennis said. “We’re aiming for the

first stages of construction to be completed early next year, which means homes and businesses are expected to be able to

connect to services over the NBN shortly after. “In addition to the work underway to connect parts of Berkeley

surrounding areas of Chittaway Bay, Chittaway Point, Fountaindale, Killarney Vale, Bateau Bay, Blue Bay, Toowoon Bay and Long Jetty.

during 2014. “When the area comes online next year, families and businesses will be able to enjoy a superfast broadband connection

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home with ease, enjoy video calls and utilise business applications without worrying about constant drop outs.” Once a street has access to the NBN, home and business owners will be informed and are then encouraged to contact their phone or internet service provider to see how they can get connected to services over the NBN. Under the current plan, the nationwide rollout of the NBN is due to be completed by 2021. NBN fibre construction has commenced or been completed for more than 306,114 premises in NSW and construction is expected to have been commenced or completed for 1.4 million premises in the state by mid-2016. Media release, 28 Aug 2013 Andy Lee, NBN Co

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Signage to differentiate Budgewoi and Halekulani yong Council has resolved to undertake a consultation process with key stakeholders regarding the possibility of improved signage to help assist confusion over the suburbs of Budgewoi and Halekulani.

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Councillors and staff were addressed by Ms Rowena Hamilton, a resident of Halekulani, at its Ordinary Meeting of Wednesday, August 14. Ms Hamilton referred to confusion faced by the local community and visitors around the location of the suburb of Halekulani. “The interesting thing about Halekulani is that no-one knows where it is, no-one knows how to get there, no-one knows how to spell it,” Ms Hamilton said. Ms Hamilton also referred to the difficulty of listing real estate in Halekulani online, as search engines do not list Halekulani as a suburb. Ms Hamilton works in a retirement village in Halekulani and said the confusion of Halekulani’s separate existence from Budgewoi has generated many issues.

“All residents in my village lost their pensions because Centrelink didn’t know where Halekulani was,” Ms Hamilton said. Ms Hamilton said it would be a huge task for many people, especially elderly residents, to change over their details should Halekulani be amalgamated into Budgewoi. “We need Wyong Shire Council to acknowledge our existence and promote us as a real suburb of the Shire,” she said. According to Ms Hamilton, Australia Post has said it takes an additional 10 days to sort mail if it is addressed Budgewoi instead of Halekulani. Wyong Council’s director of infrastructure and operations Mr Greg McDonald said signage to differentiate Budgewoi from Halekulani would not be a difficult task.

“We would need approval from the RMS but it would not be difficult at all,” Mr McDonald said. This is provided that the signs are just regular street signs. Cr Greg Best said the main point was to get the suburb recognised. “Signage is the best option in my view,” Cr Best said. “Emergency services might benefit from the signage as well.” Halekulani has 900 residents and, according to Cr Luke Nayna, suburb names and identity are important. “I think it is worthwhile to consult the community on this,” Cr Nayna said. “A letter to 900 residents certainly isn’t going to be a burden.” Lindsey Chu, 14 Aug 2013 Wyong Council Agenda 8.1, 14 Aug 2013

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allarah 2 has provided $2,500 in funding to the Chittaway Rural Fire Brigade as part of its community foundation initiative.

The Chittaway Rural Fire Brigade, which is part of the NSW Rural Fire Service, operates thanks to 30 volunteer fire fighters and relies on donations and community grants to acquire much needed items to continue to serve the community in times of need. Brigade deputy captain Mr Matt Horwood welcomed the funding grant. “We will utilise the money donated by Wallarah 2 to purchase a Stihl Quick Cut Saw and Leaf Blower to complement the tools and equipment that is carried on our trucks,” Mr Horwood said. “These items, while small, play a vital role in an emergency. “The Quick Cut Saw will improve our ability to gain access into buildings in the case of a structural fire and allow

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us to suppress and control building fires quicker, assisting in minimising damage to life and property. “The Leaf Blower, on the other hand, will assist us in clearing roadways of debris following car accidents and will aid in the construction of control lines for hazard reduction burns, which are employed to protect homes in the Wyong Shire.” Wallarah 2’s environment and community manager Mr Peter Smith said it was an easy decision to lend a hand to ensure the volunteers could purchase and upgrade the equipment they needed to continue to provide professional emergency services. “The Chittaway Rural Fire Brigade Service carry out critical services across the Wyong LGA,

including responding to bush fires, house fires, vehicle incidents and providing support in storms,” Mr Smith said. “Without the assistance of these volunteer fire fighters, a wide variety of emergencies across the region – from Yarramalong to Tumbi Umbi and Ourimbah to Wadalba – would have the potential to threaten the normality of life across the Wyong Shire.” The Quick Cut Saw and Leaf Blower are now installed and in use by the Chittaway Rural Fire Brigade. With the Wallarah 2 Community Foundation grant application now closed, nine grants in total have been presented to support organisations that benefit the Wyong LGA. Media release, 19 Aug 2013, Nerissa Magee, Wallarah 2 Community Foundation


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Dobell Votes ith the federal election to be held on September 7, the Wyong Regional Chronicle has provided an overview of the locality of the Dobell electorate as well as a brief statement by local candidates which can be found on the following pages.

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Dobell covers an area of approximately 775 sq km and includes areas of the Wyong Shire, Hawkesbury Shire and Gosford City Council. Towns include Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Haven, Matcham, Mt Elliot, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Warnervale and Wyoming. Dobell also encompasses Wyong, the Yarramalong Valley and parts of Erina Heights, Gorokan, Holgate, Lisarow, Kulnura, Narara, Niagara Park and Wamberal. Polling booths in the area covered by the Wyong Regional Chronicle are as follows. Bateau Bay Banksia Family Centre Bateau Bay Public School Cynthia St Community Centre Gordon Dodd Hall, Nareen Gardens

Berkeley Vale Berkeley Vale Public School Myrtle Brush Park Community Hall Blue Haven Blue Haven Public School Chittaway Bay Chittaway Bay Primary School Chittaway Point Hall Gorokan Gorokan Public School Salvation Army Tuggerah Lakes Hall Jilliby Jilliby Public School Kanwal Kanwal Public School Killarney Vale Brooke Ave Public School Killarney Vale Public School Kulnara Kulnara Public Hall Long Jetty First Tuggerah Lakes Scout Hall Long Jetty Senior Citizens Hall

Norah Head Norah Head Community Hall Ourimbah Ourimbah Public School Tacoma Tacoma Public School The Entrance The Entrance Campus Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College The Entrance Public School The Entrance North Glenvale Annexe SSP Toukley Toukley Public School Toukley Senior Citizens Centre Tuggerah Tuggerah Community Hall Tuggerah Public School Tuggerawong Tuggerawong Public School Tumbi Umbi Tumbi Community Centre

Wadalba Wadalba Community School Warnervale Warnervale Public School Woongarrah Woongarrah Public School Wyong Wyong Anglican

Church Wyong Creek Public School Wyong Grove Public School Wyong Public School Yarramalong Yarramalong School of Arts Dobell candidates were asked to provide

250 words about what they have done and will do for Dobell. Some candidates did not respond. Website, 27 Aug 2013 Australian Electoral Commission

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Emma McBride ALP

hy is the Central Coast the forgotten region?

mma grew up in Wyong, went to high school in Tuggerah and now lives in The Entrance.

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Independent candidate for Dobell Nathan Bracken is asking the two major parties this very question. Why is the Central Coast the ninth biggest region for population in Australia and the largest region not to have a university? We need 12% more GPs across the Central Coast just to equal the state average. We are currently over 100 hospital beds short here on the Coast. When will the funding be allocated to relieve the pressure and strain on our already overlooked nursing and medical staff? One third of Central Coast employees commute outside of the region for work. Which party will commit to relocating a major government department to this region and create more jobs so that people do not have to leave the Coast to work? 33% of kids do not finish high school on the Central Coast. What is being done to fund support

he Palmer United Party has a genuine desire to improve the lives of all Australians and reinstate Australia as a strong, robust nation.

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programs to address the disenchantment of our youth and keep our kids in school? It is estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people a night on the Central Coast sleep on the streets. Why are so many people in this region disadvantaged? Why is there not enough emergency accommodation? There are over 4,000 families on the social housing waiting list on the Central Coast. Nathan Bracken is fighting for local people on local issues. No longer can the major parties overlook the Central Coast. By voting for Nathan, the Coast says we will no longer accept being the forgotten region. Email, 27 Aug 2013 Nathan Bracken, Independent candidate for Dobell

As the chief pharmacist at Wyong Hospital, former councillor on Wyong Shire Council and patron of the Wyong Netball Association, Emma understands what makes her community tick. From better health care, better roads and more jobs on the Coast, she knows that her community deserve the very best services. Emma has been the chief pharmacist at Wyong Hospital for the past five years and knows that local families deserve quality healthcare on the Coast. That is why she is working with local hospitals and the community to fight for more funding and to ensure that every resident has access to better health services. For Emma, the Coast is a place that she is proud to call home and will fight to make it a better place to live in. Her key commitments include $10 million towards the Central Coast Mariners’ Centre

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of Excellence, building world-class infrastructure on the Coast. She is also committed to securing a $1 million investment to a new Family Mental Health Support Service in Wyong, which would provide support for more than 300 locals experiencing or at risk of mental health issues. Emma’s commitment to the community is already evident through her role in the delivery of a new resuscitation trolley and a share of $15 million for a new Cancer Care Nurse Coordinator to support patients diagnosed with cancer and their families at Wyong Hospital. Email, 26 Aug 2013, Jessica Malnersic, Office of Emma McBride

I am representing Palmer United in Dobell because I believe the party offers practical solutions to improve the lives of everyday Australians. We will reduce income tax by 15% and make the first $10,000 of every home loan tax deductible, ensuring that owning a home is achievable for more families. We will abolish and refund the carbon tax, halting the electricity increases that are financially crippling families. Under a Palmer United government, retirees will benefit from a 20% rise in the aged pension, ensuring a living wage. We are also committed to a fairer approach to Veteran Affairs. As a registered nurse, I have spent 20 years on the front lines of health, so I know delivering $17.5 billion direct to the local health districts in NSW will ensure the money is used where it is needed. Wyong Hospital would finally receive a

long overdue upgrade, including the return of maternity services. We will create local jobs with policies that encourage manufacturing so more families can avoid commuting for work. We will release $70 billion into the Australian economy by allowing companies to pay their tax annually instead of quarterly. I will fight hard to stop CSG fracking until more is known about the process and the inherent risks. These are not just empty election promises but policies formed from issues important to all of us. Email, 27 Aug 2013 Kate McGill, Palmer United Party

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SUE WYNN FOR DOBELL STANDING UP FOR WHAT MATTERS: NO Wallarah 2 Coal mine, NO CSG and NO new coal mines Increasing Newstart and Youth Allowance by $50 per week and a $40 supplement for single parents on Newstart Reducing CO2 emissions by 90% by 2030

Restoring the proposed $2.3 billion in University cuts as well as increasing the base funding by 10% Improving and expanding Denticare Work to secure more local jobs Humanitarian treatment for asylum seekers

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Wyong Regional Chronicle - August 29, 2013 - P8 Paid announcement, Authorised and written by Edward James 323 West Street Umina Beach NSW 2257 phone 0243419140

It is time to begin exercising your own votes for an effective change, by numbering all the boxes below the line in the Senate. Directing your own preferences may be more onerous but it is worth it. Your preferred candidate should be numbered 1 and those whom you would like to see finish in the street, number them last. Directing your own preferences on the House of Representatives paper, exercises your vote. Please do not let a politician direct your preferences, exercise your own vote.

Keep in mind that the value you put on your vote, is the value you put on yourself as a person.

This sort of offensive political graffiti / litter is an indicator of the contempt political hopefuls have for their community

Old Pacific Highway, Lisarow. These placements raise the concern of a motorcyclist being impaled during an accident

The obvious contempt which our polical allsorts connue to demonstrate for compliance with the law is certainly oensive. Too many of our candidates are once again out and about asking us to give them our votes in trust while conducng their polical campaigns outside the law. If the Central Coast really maered, as they claim, why are all of our elected representaves, Local, State and Federal and parcularly Gosford Mayor Lawrie McKinna, not interested in compliance? He should have been insisng on an inquiry into how it was possible for Gosford City Council to mislead the NSW State Coroner during his inquiry into the deaths of ďŹ ve people at Piles Creek Somersby in 2007. Concrete in pipes was in use in the Gosford Local Government Area since 1962 even though Council denied knowledge of this process in 2007. Two eight foot diameter pipes in Mooney Mooney Creek beneath Peats Ridge Road were placed by the then Department of Main Roads in 1962, and repaired at least once while in service as my own photo survey below proves.

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Survey peg indicating depth of concrete repair

These are photos inside the two concrete lined culvert pipes which were in Mooney Mooney Creek beneath Peats Ridge Road. Evidence of the fact concrete was being used to protect corrugated steel culvert pipes since these pipes were placed by the DMR (Department of Main Roads) in 1962 and repaired at least once before they were removed. This is an intentional attempt to combat the spin my taxes pay for each time a politician goes into print


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Sue Wynn The Greens s your federal representative for Dobell, I would stand up for people on the Central Coast so they can live well in a caring society with a healthier environment served by a cleaner economy.

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Such legislation would allow the Australian banks to seize depositor’s funds. The Citizens Electoral Council (CEC) has released its latest New Citizen newspaper which documents this plot, along with the supporting evidence gathered from the Australian government and financial regulators. The policies of the CEC include the implementation of Glass Steagall legislation. This will prevent a bail in event from occurring, as it separates the normal commercial banking from the dangerous speculative banking practices such as derivatives. Australia’s banks currently face $20 trillion exposure to derivatives. When the worldwide derivative market collapses, so will our banks. The CEC would also create a National Credit Bank. Controlled by the government for the benefit of the people, this bank would create

I would fight for no Wallarah 2 Coal mine or coal seam gas mining; more local jobs by advocating for high end niche manufacturing, green collar jobs and employing more health care workers across all areas; the reduction of company tax for small businesses by 2% and the increase of their write-off amounts. I would fight for increased Newstart and Youth Allowance by $50 per week and a $40 supplement for single parents on Newstart; improved Denticare beyond the 12,440 families in Dobell whose children can now see a dentist as readily as a GP; implementation of the full six year GONSKI funding for all of the children on the Coast; and restoring the proposed $2.3 billion in University cuts and increasing the base funding by 10% per

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credit to fund massive infrastructure projects to benefit all Australians. It would not profit the private banks which currently control the supply of money, hence the lack of any useful progress and the actual shut down of our industries and farms. Using the credit created by our new National Bank, the CEC would commence on huge infrastructure projects which would create enormous employment virtually overnight and would benefit all Australians. The projects include high speed rail systems, nuclear power for cheap and abundant electricity and massive water projects like the Bradfield Scheme and others which would create huge food bowl to solve the current world wide food shortage.

year for three years. I would fight to see Ourimbah University expanded to a full university, to make sure the Federal Government’s 30% of TAFE funding does not go towards privatisation of TAFE; to reduce CO2 emissions by 90% by 2030 and working towards implementing a 100% renewable plan for electricity; and to fund the High Speed Rail to determine the best route and complete the EIS this term of parliament I would continue to stand up for humanitarian treatment of asylum seekers and take the pressure off the housing market by implementing our affordable housing initiative.

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n spite of the media attention on other topics, the real issue currently is the proposed (Cyprus) style “bail in” legislation that is being planned for implementation here in Australia.

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Independent candidate Craig Thomson, Liberbal candidate Karen McNamara, Bullet Train for Australia candidate Christian Kunde, Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) candidate Hadden Ervin were also provided with the opportunity to provide a statement but failed to respond.

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Shortland Votes

ith the federal election campaign in full swing, the Wyong Regional Chronicle has provided an overview of the locality of the Shortland electorate as well as brief statements by local candidates.

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Shortland covers an area of approximately 205 sq km from Highfields and Kotara South in the north to Budgewoi and Lake Haven in the south. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by the Newcastle bypass, Hillsborough Rd, King St, the eastern shoreline of Lake Macquarie, Wyee Rd, the Pacific Highway, Wallarah Rd, the southern shoreline of Budgewoi Rd and Werepi St. The main suburbs include Belmont, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Dudley, Eleebana, Floraville, Gateshead, Gwandalan, Halekulani,

Highfields and Jewells. Shortland also includes Kahibah, Kotara South, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Mannering Park, Nords Wharf, Redhead, San Remo, Summerland Point, Swansea, Tingara Heights, Valentine, Whitebridge, Windale and parts of Doyalson, Gorokan, Hillsborough and Warners Bay. Polling booths in the area covered by the Wyong Regional Chronicle are as follows. Budgewoi Public School Buff Point Scout Hall Chain Valley Bay Community Hall

Charmhaven Community Hall Gorokan Public School Gwandalan Community Centre Halekulani Hall Lake Munmorah Public School Mannering Park Community Centre Nords Wharf Community Hall Summerland Point Community Hall Shortland candidates were asked to provide 250 words about what they have done and will do for Shortland. Some candidates did not respond. Website, 27 Aug 2013 Australian Electoral Commission

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am a local person, having lived in the electorate for 14 years with my wife Lynne and our three children.

I operate a small business and understand the pressures of making ends meet. I am passionate about our local area, the many communities and people who live here, as well as the small businesses who are the backbone of our economy. I also respect the contribution that has been made by the older members of our electorate and want to ensure them a comfortable and dignified retirement. I believe it is time for a change to give the Shortland electorate a much needed boost. I will be an enthusiastic and energetic local member, working hard to

make sure that Shortland receives recognition, funding and government support. I will fight for real solutions to address rising electricity and gas prices; freeing locals from the burden of the carbon tax; and real solutions to clean up Lake Munmorah and Budgewoi Lake. I will also fight for CCTV cameras in crime hot spots; protecting pension increases and supporting the rollout of Disability Care in the local area; more local jobs; and more support for local small business - the engine room of our electorate I will fight for more Green Army funding

Jill Hall - ALP s the Labor representative in Shortland, I am part of the government which has delivered positive outcomes for families, pensioners, seniors, school communities, businesses and workers.

A for local environmental projects; stronger border protection by stopping the boats with tough proven measures; support for local tourism; and high speed broadband to every household by 2016. Vote 1 for me, John Church for real solutions and positive change. Email, 23 Aug 2013 John Church, Liberal

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economy, more jobs and greater investment in education and the economy. We will deliver the Better Schools Plan, with an extra $4,000 per students, to help lift education and teaching standards. This amounts to $57.9 million from federal Labor in Shortland schools alone – but the Liberals will cut $40.5 million out of this plan. Federal Labor will also roll out the National Broadband Network in areas like Gorokan, Budgewoi, Buff Point and Lake Haven. We will do this will no extra connection costs. We will also work

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Weasel words to deceive Australian voters read in the August 15 edition of the Wyong Regional Chronicle that the Liberal candidate for Dobell Karen McNamara claims that the Liberals “would further match the Commonwealth funding for schools committed by Labor over the forward estimates” (page 6).

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She also stated that the Liberals will fund the Gonski school reforms for the next four years. I am a retired school teacher interested in the government funding of local schools and I find these claims misleading in the extreme. Government school funding under the Gonski reforms require six years of funding not four. The Liberals have only guaranteed to fund the schools to the tune of $2.8 billion over the first four years when the funding is smallest. The ALP and the Greens have promised the full funding of $10 billion over six years even

though the necessary funds increase rapidly in the fifth and sixth years. By only promising the school funding for four years, the Liberals’ commitment to schools is less than a third of that of the other two parties. This is not matching the commitment by Labor nor is it properly funding the Gonski reforms for Australian schools. It is merely weasel words meant to deceive the Australian voters. Email, 22 Aug 2013, Desmond Moore, Bateau Bay

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can’t believe Darren Webber’s heartlessness in organising distribution of commemoration medals to Wyong Grove Public School students.

It is only two months since he announced to the media outside the school grounds that the school was closing (he did not have the decency to tell parents first). Our community is still grieving at the loss of our school. Despite what was reported in the local media, he did not personally hand the medals to Wyong Grove Public School students because his presence at the school would not have been welcome. (Ed: In edition 27 of the Wyong Regional Chronicle, it was reported that Mr Webber presented the medallions to students from Wyong Grove Public School at an assembly held at Wyong Public School, not at Wyong Grove Public School). Parents were speechless to see our kids holding the medals

with his name and photo plastered all over them. How could he say the future of Wyong’s public education is “exciting” when it involves the loss of a wonderful, caring and vibrant community school? I was looking forward to the day when six children from my street would be attending the same school. Sadly, that is no longer possible as these children will now be

attending three different primary schools and this is why school closures are so disruptive to a community. The way the school is being closed is illegal and contravenes section 28 of the Education Act, however, the state government and the Department of Education and Communities is calling it a “merger” to bypass their legal responsibilities. How can the complete

disappearance of a school that has existed for 50 years, with its own identity, staff, leadership and uniform, be considered a merger? Email, 17 Aug 2013 Bernie Brian, Wyong

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Thomson said guarantee is needed to keep F3 toll free

Tony Abbott visits Berkeley Vale pposition leader Mr Tony Abbott visited the Dobell electorate on Tuesday, August 27, to announce a growth plan for the Central Coast should the Coalition be elected on September 7.

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ember for Dobell Mr Craig Thomson has said now that the state government is formalising the new name for the F3, there must be guarantees that there will be no new toll for this vital road.

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Signs placed on the freeway, which links Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney, have been telling motorists that it is no longer called the F3. The road has been renamed the M1 Pacific Motorway. “The change of name has motorists worried that now they might soon be charged a new road toll,” Mr Thomson said. “We need an iron clad guarantee from Mr O’Farrell’s government

that they won’t be slugging motorists with another toll.” Mr Thomson said a road toll on the freeway would be a devastating hit for Central Coast commuters on top of the existing road charges they already have to pay to get to and from work in Sydney. “Our only real road link between the Central Coast and Sydney must be kept as a freeway in the true sense of the road,” Mr Thomson said.

“Other words were once called freeways but were changed to motorways and then had tolls put on them. “Central Coast motorists cannot afford another toll so let’s hear a proper guarantee from the state government that this won’t happen on the newly named M1 Pacific Motorway.” Media release, 23 Aug 2013, David Gardiner, Office of Craig Thomson MP

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Mr Abbott made the announcement at Berkeley Vale manufacturing business Trendpac and said the plan would improve roads, create long-term employment, invest in skills training and build community and sports facilities. He also said the growth plan would clean up the environment and make the streets of the Central Coast safer. “While the Coalition will make the commute to Sydney easier by getting the F3 to M2 link underway, I want more jobs on the Central Coast so fewer people have to look elsewhere for jobs,” Mr Abbott said. “If elected, a Coalition government will locate a Commonwealth agency to the Central Coast and use it to drive local jobs growth. “The presence of government agencies in regional areas can have a strong, positive impact on the local economy. “The location of a Commonwealth agency in Gosford will potentially provide 250 to 300 new jobs for the Central Coast.

reens candidate for Dobell Ms Sue Wynn and Greens candidate for Robertson Ms Kate da Costa have said that the Greens have a fully-costed plan to make it easier for Australians to see a

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this term of parliament,” Ms da Costa said. “The Greens see this investment as a solid down payment but we won’t stop until everyone has access to high-quality dental care. “We have a fullycosted plan to make Medicare funded dentistry available to all Australians, beginning with those who need it most.” Lead Senate candidate for NSW Ms Cate Faehrmann said this was an affordable reform for the state. “It will make a real difference in the lives of countless individuals and families across NSW, and lessen the burden

that untreated dental disease currently has on our health system,” Ms Faehrmann said. “It’s thanks to the Greens in the Senate that we now have free dental care for children from lower income families. “Only more Greens in the Senate will deliver free dental care to more of the community. “Once upon a time the Labor party also cared about universal health care. “Now, while they’re busy fighting each other, the Greens are standing up for what matters.” Media release, 15 Aug 2013, Kate da Costa, Central Coast Greens

closely with local sports organisations such as Central Coast Sports Federation and Central Coast Academy of Sport because we share the vision of the Central Coast being the number one sports tourism destination in NSW,” Ms McNamara said. The Central Coast Regional Sports Complex has been developed by Wyong Council and will ultimately see nine playing fields, a cycling track and clubhouse facilities built. “This complex will support local sports and also allow us to host regional and national sports competitions which will provide a major boost to our local tourism industry,” Ms McNamara said. “The Coalition’s growth plan for the Central Coast is part of our commitment to build a stronger Australia and a better future for all Australians,” Mr Abbott said. Media release, 27 Aug 2013 Sonia Gentile, Office of Tony Abbott MP Media release, 28 Aug 2013 Karen McNamara, Liberal candidate for Dobell

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“The Greens secured an investment of more than $4 billion and from January 1, 3.4 million kids will be able to access dental treatment through Medicare,” Ms Wynn said. “Thanks to the Greens, 12,440 [families] in Dobell and 10,600 families in Robertson will be able to take their kids to the dentist as easily as they take them to the GP.” According to Ms da Costa, one in three Australians say they cannot afford to see the dentist. “The Greens believe that your health shouldn’t be determined by your bank balance so we made dental reform a priority in

“We have to strengthen the local economy and create more jobs on the Central Coast, particularly as one in four people aged 15 to 19 are looking for work.” Mr Abbott said the Coalition’s growth plan would provide at least $21 million of direct investment to the Central Coast. In addition to the F3 to M2 link and the establishment of a Commonwealth agency in the Gosford CBD, the growth plan would see $2.7 million invested to develop new local skills and a jobs centre on the Central Coast. It would also see $3.25 provided for the cleanup of Tuggerah Lakes and $1 million dedicated to land acquisition and planning studies for the planned Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreational Complex. Liberal candidate for Dobell Ms Karen McNamara said the funds promised for the sporting and recreational complex would also enable Wyong Council to purchase the site at Tuggerah’s Pioneer Dairy. “I have been working

abor candidate for Dobell Ms Emma McBride has said Shadow Treasurer Mr Joe Hockey should have used his visit to Tuggerah to explain to local families which services on the Central Coast will be cut to pay for his $70 billion backlog.

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Mr Hockey visited Tuggerah on Monday, August 19, to announce funding for Central Coast Group Training. Ms McBride said that services under threat included health services at local hospitals. “As the chief pharmacist at Wyong Hospital, I know we need more investment in our local health services not less,” Ms McBride said. “We know that Liberals cut funding to health services on the Coast.

“Local families deserve to know which services will face the chop to fill Tony Abbott’s $70 billion black hole. “Families on the Coast need access to the best health services available. “This won’t happen if Mr Hockey cuts funding to health.” Ms McBride said that the Liberals would cut funding to Medicare Local. “Medicare Local employs doctors, nurses and other health

workers like aged care workers, nutritionists and children’s health specialists,” Ms McBride said. “We know that Tony Abbott will sack these workers and cut funding to Medicare Local. “We need to know what other health services on the Coast will be cut by the Liberals.” Media release, 19 Aug 2013, Jay Suvaal, Office of Emma McBride


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Health

Funding for new Cancer Care neonatal resuscitation Nurse Coordinator trolley at for the Wyong Hospital Central Coast he Rudd Labor government has invested $15 million for a network of 34 new regional Cancer Care Nurse Coordinators, with one to be based on the Central Coast.

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While it is unclear at this stage where on the Central Coast the coordinator will be based, the position will service the whole of the region. Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill has welcomed the announcement and the extra support for cancer patients on the Central Coast. “Australian cancer patients now have the best overall survival rates in the world, and this investment will continue to improve the lives of people on the Coast touched by cancer,” Ms O’Neill said. “This funding is an important addition to the Regional Cancer Centre, delivered by Labor, with an investment of $28.6 million.” The Cancer Care Coordinators will provide support and education to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, their families, carers and staff.

The role will ensure that people get the support they need during their treatment, and help patients navigate the health service, connecting them with services and with community support and resources. Services may include providing information about the illness and treatment options; facilitating patients’ contact with community support and resources; and helping patients with accessing cancer services. It may also include providing ongoing support for patients and their families and providing expertise in chemotherapy administration and management. Labor candidate for Dobell Ms Emma McBride said extra support was an important issue for cancer patients. “I am pleased that the whole Coast will benefit from a Cancer Care Nurse Coordinator based locally

and looking after locals,” Ms McBride said. “This comes on top of our crucial investment in health and hospitals for the Central Coast – which means more doctors, nurses and beds and more people cared for; less waiting time in emergency departments; and people getting treated right here where they live.” This initiative is expected to benefit at least 7,600 cancer patients and their families around the country over four years. The Cancer Care Nurse Coordinators initiative is funded through the Priority Health Initiatives measure that was included in the preelection Economic and Fiscal Outlook. The funding is accounted for in the Budget. Media release, 22 Aug 2013, Richard Mehrtens, Office of Deborah O’Neill MP

Labor candidate for Dobell Ms Emma McBride and Minister for Health Senator Tanya Plibersek

inister for Health Senator Tanya Plibersek and Labor candidate for Dobell Ms Emma McBride have announced $27,000 for a new neonatal resuscitation trolley for Wyong Hospital.

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The announcement was made on Sunday, August 25, and means Wyong Hospital will have new equipment that can save the lives of vulnerable newborn babies. The trolley will allow doctors and nurses to check for vital signs and provide resuscitation to newborns that have stopped breathing. Ms McBride said this funding would make it safer for mothers giving birth at Wyong Hospital. “More investment in maternity services

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at Wyong Hospital is really important to local families,” Ms McBride said. “As a health worker, I know how important it is for parents to know that their newborn babies have the best care available. “This investment in better health services for the Coast is terrific news and I’m pleased that Labor has delivered again for Wyong Hospital.” Senator Plibersek said this was one practical example of how a Labor government is helping to

improve healthcare for the people of Dobell. “A vote for Emma McBride is critical, because only Labor will protect and strengthen health services in Dobell,” Senator Plibersek said. “Federal Labor has also delivered new chemotherapy chairs for Wyong Hospital and around $2.5 million for a GP Super Clinic at Warnervale.” Media release, 25 Aug 2013, Jessica Malnersic, Office of Emma McBride

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Student association public campaign launched tudents from the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah campus have launched a not-for-profit, public awareness campaign in light of a spate of disputes between some universities and their student associations

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JUST was developed by Campus Central, the Ourimbah campus’ student association, and is designed to instigate change. It is aimed at reminding students just how important it is that their student associations remain relevant, prominent and influential within university life. The JUST documentary points all viewers to an online petition which allows supporters to show their belief that universities should work with their student associations to achieve the best possible student experience. It also provides viewers with an opportunity to support endeavours to keep universities transparent and accountable in the realm of student services. Campus Central president Mr Liam Grant said JUST was born to

tell the story of how the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is delivered by universities around the country. Mr Grant said the outcomes are worlds apart for students and their respective associations. “Like many student associations across the country, as a student board we’re concerned about how the SSAF funding is being handled and the lack of transparency coming from the university,” Mr Grant said. “The JUST campaign and film brings to light this experience. “It is something every university student should watch.” JUST has been set up to make it easy for students to be heard and partake in a meaningful campaign about student equality and inclusion. All that is required is for the majority of

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viewers to register their support by signing an online petition within the website. The National Union of Students (NUS) is a strong supporter of the campaign and a long-time advocate for maintaining an independent student voice, university consultation and SSAF accountability. NUS national president Ms Jane Tyrrell played an important role in the JUST campaign documentary. “The JUST campaign provides important support for what we at NUS have been working on consistently, which is improved transparency and accountability for the SSAF and more effective and meaningful student consultation as part of the process,” Ms Tyrrell said. Media release, 27 Aug 2013 Leigh Boin, Campus Central

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metal projects and taking part in live engineering work,” Mr Ritchens said. Practical experience is required for the students to complete their Higher School Certificate studies. According to Structured Workplace Learning team leader Ms Cathy Elverd, school based apprenticeships and traineeships, as well as work placements, allow students to explore an industry area. Ms Elverd said it provides students with an opportunity to get a head start in their career, while at the same time

completing their HSC. Providing this experience to young people looking to gain employment also helps to skill the workforce for the future in industries such as metals and engineering. “It’s important that these students experience metal work and engineering trades at Green Central so they can decide if it is an industry they want to work within in the future,” Mr Ritchens said. Media release, 26 Aug 2013 Gabrielle Tawyer, youthconnections.com.au

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Out & About

Cindy’s army career Ukulele Festival a hit has her all at sea lenning Valley’s Ms Cindy Bernical is getting a rare taste of life on a war ship as one of 25 Australian Army soldiers currently living aboard HMAS Choules.

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Having just completed her initial employment training as a cargo specialist four weeks earlier, the 19-year-old said she was unsure what to expect when told she would be attached to the ship. “I just finished my cargo specialist course and was posted to 10th Force Support Battalion in Townsville when I was told I’d be joining the ship,” Ms Bernical said. “I’ve found there are

pros and cons to living on the ship but the crew is amazing, that’s probably one of the best things I’ve found since coming on to Choules.” While on HMAS Choules, the former Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College student is required to perform a number of tasks to support the ship’s Army Department, particularly if amphibious operations are occurring. “We do all the craning on the ship when equipment needs to be put on or taken off the Landing Craft Vehicle and personnel boats,” Ms Bernical said. “We also help guide vehicles on and off the vehicle deck and conduct non-technical vehicle inspections regularly.” When asked what her

favourite part of her job was, Ms Bernical said that getting to travel and expecting the unexpected was up there on the list. “Not knowing where you’re going to be next is exciting,” she said. “The Army as a career is a challenge. “It’s a different mindset and you’ve got to be flexible and embrace that.” HMAS Choules is the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Ship Dock and includes a Ship’s Army Department to aid in providing the defence force with a number of capabilities to support amphibious operations and humanitarian assistance missions. Media release, 21 Aug 2013 Darryl Johnston, Department of Defence

New stallholders wanted he Wyee Markets are on the lookout for new stallholders.

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Featuring handcrafts, home-made soaps, brica-brac and much more, the markets take place on the second Saturday of

each month on the corner of Forest and Wyee Rds, Wyee. Starting from Saturday, October 12, the markets

will run from 9am until 2pm. Email, 22 Aug 2013, Michael Murphy, Wyee Markets

The Troubalukers on stage at the Entrance

The Troubalukers on stage at the Entrance he Ukulele Festival was held on Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25, at The Entrance.

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On the Saturday, there were free workshops on the Sails Stage and ukulele clubs were strumming away to popular tunes. On the Sunday, the Sails Stage and the Memorial Park Stage were in full swing with performances from primary school students, ukulele clubs from across the state and professional ukulele players. The Rhythm of Polynesia Dance Troupe gave the audience a chance to experience a Mystical and Vibrant South Seas show. According to The Entrance Town Centre Management’s promotions and events

co-ordinator Ms Donna Judge, the show proved extremely popular with audiences. Ms Judge said there was something for everyone at the festival, with stalls, rides and free ukulele workshops for those wanting to learn the instrument or advance their skills. “The ukulele is known as the happy instrument and that’s what this festival delivered,” Ms Judge said.

“A dinner and show was held at The Entrance Surf Club and was a sellout. “The diners were entertained by musicians Jacob Pearson, Terry Murray, Matthew Fagan and the ever so funny Mic Conway and Phil Donnison.” Media release, 27 Aug 2012, Donna Judge, The Entrance Town Centre Management

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Retired priest charged in relation to child pornography

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etectives from the Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) have charged a retired Catholic priest on the Central Coast with offences relating to child pornography.

As part of their ongoing investigations into the possession, production and dissemination of online child abuse material, detectives executed a search warrant on a Central Coast home about 8:30am on Tuesday, August 20. A 72-year old man was arrested at the premises and police seized a number of items,

including computer equipment and a DVD for forensic examination. The man was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with two counts of possess child abuse material. He was given strict conditional bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on

Wednesday, September 4. Strike Force Trawler is an ongoing CEIU investigation into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet and related telecommunications devices. Media release, 21 Aug 2013, NSW Police Media

Man shot in Wallarah olice continue to investigate the shooting of a man in Wallarah on Tuesday, August 20.

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About 11:20pm, police and other emergency services were called to a rural property at Wallarah following reports that a man had been shot. Upon arrival, a 43-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital, where he was released a short time later. Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command have commenced an investigation into the incident.

Spence gives notice of Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill

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ember for The Entrance Mr Chris Spence has given notice causing her death. “Ms Donegan is of a Private Members Bill in the Legislative Assembly called pleased with the Bill the Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2013.

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Bill seeks to extend certain offences under the existing Crimes Act to be applicable to the unlawful destruction or harm to a foetus over 20 weeks gestation. Under the present law in the Crimes Act 1900, existing offences apply under grievous bodily harm, with the destruction or harm to a foetus considered as an injury to the mother. It does not, however, recognise the foetus in its own right. In 2009, Ms Brodie Donegan was 32 weeks pregnant when she was struck by a driver under the influence of drugs. Not only did this

cause serious injury to Ms Donegan, it also resulted in her baby Zoe being stillborn just five hours after the incident. “In Ms Donegan’s case, the death of baby Zoe could not be recognised by law as anything other than an injury to Ms Donegan herself,” Mr Spence said. “As one of my constituents, Ms Donegan approached me about her experience and interest in fighting for the recognition of an unborn child when they are a victim of a serious criminal or violent act. “I was happy to look

at the possibility of making amendments to the current laws to reflect those circumstances. “Through working closely with Ms Donegan, I am able to introduce this Bill which addresses the anomaly she experienced at the loss of baby Zoe. “Although baby Zoe was stillborn, under the requirements of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1995, Ms Donegan still had to register her birth and hold a funeral for her. “Ms Donegan found it difficult to reconcile that in one part of the law, Zoe was considered a life, yet the offender could not be charged for

being introduced and believes it reflects what she intended.” The Zoe’s Law Bill does not apply to anything done in the course of a medical procedure, or to anything done by or with the consent of the mother that causes the destruction of or harm to a foetus. “The Liberal Party has agreed to put this Bill forward as a conscience vote and I am hopeful it will be concluded by the end of this year,” Mr Spence said.

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Car crashes into Blue Haven home hree people were taken to hospital after a car hit a house at Blue Haven on Friday, August 23.

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The car drove into the front of the home in Roper Rd shortly before 5am. Two men in the car were taken to John Hunter Hospital to be checked as a precaution, while a man who was sleeping in the front bedroom was taken to Wyong Hospital, also to be assessed.

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The annual awards program, initiated by PRIME7 and the Commonwealth Bank, provides an opportunity for communities to showcase their events and festivals and be recognized state-wide. Chrome Fest is a three day event held in October at The Entrance which pays tribute to American classic cars, hot rods, low-rider bicycles, rock and roll and rockabilly of the 1950s and 60s. Since its establishment in 2009, Chrome Fest has grown in popularity. Last year was its most popular year with over

600 cars on display and over 50,000 people in attendance. It is estimated that Chrome Fest injected over $8.5 million last year into the local community, with strong support from local community groups and organizations. This year, the Chrome Fest Committee hopes to increase attendance at the festival, as well as the number of cars to 800 and to spread the event over five days. With new attractions, including a drive-in cinema and more dance, makeup and hair competitions, the committee hope to bring the 60s back to the Coast once more. The winner of this year’s Events and Tourism Award will win TV advertising exposure courtesy of PRIME7. Winners will be announced at a Gala Presentation held at the Newcastle Leagues Club on Saturday, October 26.

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he Mars Food Australia Gosford New Year’s Eve Festival has been selected as a finalist in the Festivals and Events category of the 2013 Qantaslink Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism. “The Mars Food Australia Gosford New Year’s Eve Festival is an exciting action packed annual event, held on December 31 each year on the Gosford Waterfront,” said Gosford Business Improvement District (GBID) manager Mr Paul Brasch. “This Festival is the only professionally organised and managed end of year

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

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

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

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

Eddie McWilliam and Gabrielle Simmons-Hayes with Mayor Doug Eaton at the official opening

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

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

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

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

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A crime scene was established and forensic officers examined the scene. There has been speculation that the victim had been questioned over the disappearance of missing Central Coast woman Leisl Smith. Ms Smith was last seen alive on Sunday, August 19, 2012, when she left her Wallarah home. Police have been treating the case as a suspected homicide. Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command was contacted by the Wyong Regional Chronicle but refused to comment on

whether the man has any links to Ms Smith or the investigation into her disappearance.

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

Strazz to perform Brazilian jazz

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entral Coast Conservatorium guitar tutor Mr Guy Strazz will present a Brazilian jazz music concert on Friday, August 23, at The Entrance Art Gallery from 8pm. The program will feature songs in the choro and samba styles, long considered to be the original urban pop-dance music of Brazil. These styles are exemplified by artists

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

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

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


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Sport

Warnervale in two union finals Four residents receive sport sponsorship grants yong Shire Council has allocated $1,400 in sporting sponsorship grants to four Central Coast residents to assist with the costs of competing at the national and international competition level.

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Council awarded $500 in funding to Mr Adam Gowen, to assist him with the costs associated with his membership of the Australian Men’s Oztag team. Mr Gowen will travel with the Australian side to undertake a tour of New Zealand. Mr Rodney Dillon was also the recipient of a council grant, with $500 allocated to assist him with costs involved with representing Australia in New Zealand for Oztag

in the 2013 Trans-Tasman tour. Council allocated $250 in funding to Mr Benjamin Butler, who is participating in a representative rugby union tour to the United Kingdom and France. Mr Ryan Slattery also received $150 from council to assist him in representing the Central Coast in the State Surfing Titles. Wyong Council Agenda 5.6, 14 Aug 2013

errigal and Warnervale will play each other in both second and third grade of the Central Coast Rugby Union final series at Woy Woy Oval on Saturday, August 31.

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The second grade major semi-final is expected to be a tight game. There has been nothing between these teams all season and this match will go right down to the wire. Warnervale were the minor premiers in this grade and, having had only the one defeat all season, go into the semifinal as favourites. The third grade major semi-final between Terrigal and Warnervale is tipped to be equally as exciting. Terrigal have gone through this season undefeated so far and will be most keen to keep that record intact. Warnervale has been their closest rival this year and they will be just as eager to inflict Terrigal’s first defeat upon them on the day. The Colts major semifinal sees The Entrance

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taking on Kariong in what should be a great game of rugby. These two teams have been the form teams in this competition this

season and always put on a great exhibition of running rugby. The Entrance will start the match as favourites but both these teams,

being their respective club’s only grade in the finals series, will be desperate to get through to the grand final. Email, 27 Aug 2013 Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union

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Killarney wins CountryNet Football League competition

Warnervale loses to Terrigal in union minor semi final errigal proved too strong for Warnervale in the minor semi-final of the Central Coast Rugby Union at Woy Woy Oval on Saturday, August 24.

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game 13-0. Warnervale did manage to score in the final 15 minutes of the game when they were able to get some possession and cords for a very good try to flanker Tevita Moala. The conversion of this try from near touch made the score 13-7 and suddenly, Warnervale were within a converted try of Terrigal. However, the game was quickly put to rest when Terrigal responded with a good team try, and Atkins capped off a solid match with a try next to the posts. The conversion of this try took Terrigal to a winning lead of 20 points to 7. Warnervale had several good players in the latter stage of the match. Number 8 Afele Tongia was always a strong runner and was well supported by centre Netane Tonga and flanker Richie Houston. Both teams had further chances to score points late in the match but it was Terrigal who gained the victory and lived to contest another day. Warnervale would be disappointed by what happened but can be proud of their efforts. Avoca Beach had an easy win in second grade, when they accounted for Ourimbah in the minor semi-final winning by 36 points to 7. Ourimbah got off to

a great start and scored the first points through a converted try. From then on, it was all Avoca Beach. Centre Paul Farah was the star for Avoca Beach, with his three individual tries. He was well supported by his fellow centre Brookelan Morgan and number eight Chris Wellington. Avoca Beach continue on and are well and truly in the premiership race for this grade. In third grade, Northlakes managed to defeat Avoca Beach by 32 points to 27. The scores were locked at 20 all at full-time and at the end of extra time it was Northlakes who had hung on to secure the win. In one of the best displays of Colts rugby, Terrigal defeated Warnervale in the under-19 minor semifinal by 28 points to 17. Saturday, August 31, will see Avoca Beach take on Gosford in the first grade major semi-final at Woy Woy Oval. In second grade, Warnervale will face Terrigal and in third grade, Terrigal will play Warnervale. The Entrance will play Kariong in the under-19 match. Email, 24 Aug 2013, Larry Thomson. Central Coast Rugby Union

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illarney District has taken out the 2013 CountryNet Football League competition championship by a single-point after a season-long battle with local rivals Berkeley Vale.

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The two sides were never more than two points apart throughout the 18 match competition, with the previous round’s back-to-back scoreless draws proving crucial in Killarney’s eventual success. The final match of the season was played on Sunday, August 25, with Killarney District playing wooden-spooners Avoca. Killarney were never troubled, taking a 3-0 lead within the first-half hour before running out easy 5-1 winners. After a disrupted season with injury, Tim Knight bounced back with the team’s only hattrick of the season. Despite many years as the dominant junior club, it is the first time Killarney District has taken out the senior league title.

It caps a great comeback just three years after returning to the Premier League from a three-year period in division one. They have also become the third team to go through the Premier League competition rounds without defeat, joining Wyoming (2007) and Ourimbah United (2001). In another major achievement, Killarney District also took out the 2014 Sea-FM Women’s League championship. The team will now represent the Central Coast in the Football NSW Champion of Champions in both grades. Needing a win over Berkeley Vale to avoid relegation, Kanwal coach Brad Porter pulled off a

major surprise by taking the field himself for the first time since injury forced his premature retirement from the Central Coast Mariners in 2011. The move paid immediate dividends with Porter giving his team an early lead from the penalty spot. Berkeley Vale fought back to take a 2-1 lead before the Bulls equalised early in the second half. Berkeley Vale sealed their fate with two second-half goals for a 4-2 win. The loss, combined with Gosford City’s win over Budgewoi, means Kanwal will return to division one for the first time since 2007. Email, 27 Aug 2013 Alistair Kennedy, Central Coast Football

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Terrigal took control early in the match and dominated territory for much of the game to secure a victory that will see them contest the preliminary final on Saturday, September 7. Terrigal opened the scoring in the 10th minute when flanker Ryan Metcalfe crossed for a try. Terrigal led the minor semi-final by five points which remained the score for the remainder of the first half. Except for very short periods, Terrigal were camped in Warnervale’s half and they were continually on the attack. Terrigal had many chances to score during the first half but just could not cross the line. They also had their chances to score points through shots at goal and in the first half, they missed five opportunities. Best players for Terrigal during this period were Metcalfe, prop Todd Atkins, lock Phil Heard and centre Mitch Hirst. The Terrigal backline was looking sharp and were making inroads into the Warnervale defence but were simply unable to post points. Terrigal kicked a penalty at the start of the second half to increase their lead to 8-0. In the 20th minute of the second half, they scored their second try through a backline movement and led the


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Trio to attempt English Channel Swim

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entral Coast siblings Tania, Luke and Paul Hill are in training to complete the English Channel Swim in August 2014.

This will be a first for the siblings and will be a part of their fundraising efforts for the Cancer Council NSW. The event will also mark a world first of three siblings completing the English Channel Swim. The trio aim to raise $500,000 for the cause, which has impacted on the family directly after the loss of their mother Roma Gai at a young age. The siblings’ father David also battled prostate cancer for many years. Luke Hill said the siblings were extremely nervous about the swim, which covers 41 kilometres. “The thought of having to battle the elements such

as jellyfish, hypothermia, seasickness, not to mention the hundreds of commercial ships that pass through the channel is daunting,” Luke said. “But we are determined to do it for mum and dad.” The Hill family are accomplished swimmers, all having competed at a national level in their youth. Tanya has also competed at an international level and, along with Luke, was involved with Surf Life Saving during her teenage years. Luke has also had experience working in extreme conditions as a commercial diver in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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FRI - 30 0320 1.08 0902 0.65 1544 1.41 2237 0.60 MON - 2 0015 0.46 0612 1.24 1152 0.52 1817 1.57 THU - 5 0157 0.30 0800 1.44 1353 0.37 2008 1.66 SUN - 8 0335 0.27 0950 1.59 1559 0.33 2205 1.54 WED - 11 0538 0.42 1209 1.58 1841 0.44

SAT - 31 0430 1.11 1007 0.63 1644 1.46 2330 0.53 TUE - 3 0051 0.39 0650 1.31 1234 0.46 1856 1.62 FRI - 6 0228 0.27 0835 1.50 1432 0.34 2045 1.65 MON - 9 0412 0.30 1032 1.60 1646 0.36 2250 1.46 THU - 12 0038 1.27 0632 0.48 1308 1.56 1952 0.46

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This experience has provided the siblings with the determination to establish and follow a rigorous training regime. In the lead up to the swim, the trio have many fundraising and swimming events planned. “We are planning a community swim where people can contribute by swimming a few laps with us at The Entrance baths, on October 20,” Luke said. “This will be a fun and worthwhile event and we encourage all ages to comes and help us, whether you can only manage one lap of dog paddle or one kilometre of breaststroke. “Stay tuned for details.” Cancer Council NSW is the leading cancer charity in NSW and has been providing cancer support to NSW for over 50 years. It is a completely independent charity that receives no government funding, relying on the generosity of the NSW community to fund their programs and services. Cancer Council NSW is the only cancer organisation that works across all cancers. They are also the only charity that provides prevention, support, education and awareness program outside of the government. For more information on the Hill family’s swim, visit www. hillfamilychannelswim. com. Media release, 19 Aug 2013, Luke Hill, the Hill Family Channel Swim 2014

Pat Geary’s widow Gwen Geary presenting the Pat Geary Memorial Trophy to Zone 14 representative Arthur Stewart

he Bowls Central Coast-Zone 15 representative side failed to secure the Pat Geary Memorial Trophy at Halekulani Bowling Club on Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11.

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Going into the competition as last year’s trophy winners, the side came away empty handed as they lost all three rounds. The teams competing in the annual four zone event were Zone 15 (Central Coast), Zone 2 (Newcastle), Zone 6 (Hunter-Manning) and Zone 14 (Mid North Coast). In round one on Saturday morning, Zone 15 squandered a 25 shot lead over Zone 14 on the master scoreboard at the half-way mark. But the Central Coast side seemed to hit a brick wall as the Mid North Coasters stormed their way to the finish, winning 127 to 119. The best performed teams in round one, scoring rink wins, were those of Tony Shoebridge (21-16), Lee Trethowan (25-23) and Bill Constantine (21-13). The Saturday afternoon round two saw Zone 15 up against nine times

trophy winners Zone 2 and, despite a closely fought encounter, Zone 15 suffered their second loss 91 shots to 113. Sunday morning’s round three was another tough battle, with Zone 15 pitted against Zone 6. Despite good rink wins by the teams of Tony Shoebridge (23-20) and Wayne Hesling (27-10), Zone 15 once more lost on the master scoreboard 105 shots to 124. Although unsuccessful in all games, the best performed Zone 15 teams were skipped by Lee Trethowan and Tony Shoebridge, with two wins each. Greg Welzler from Munmorah United Bowling Club was also noted as putting down some good lead bowls for Wayne Hesling’s team. “We will shortly be holding a practice session and game to work on team building, game tactics and commitment before going to the Bowls Inter-Zone Sides Championships at

St Mary’s in September,” team manager Mr Miro Perovic said. Chairman of selectors Mr Dick Love said that with some of the side’s top bowlers such as Aron Sherriff unavailable, the competition was a deliberate strategy to introduce some members of its emerging squad to this level of competition. “The average of this side was younger than the other three zones and we will be concentrating on three key areas,” Mr Love said. “One, individual skills in commitment and concentration; two, team management and interaction between players when behind on the scoreboard; and three, developing stronger mental toughness. “These measures will pay off in two to three years with a strong representative side.” Email, 13 Aug 2012, Bob Bourke, Bowls Central Coast


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Roos lose to Vulcans 38-20 yong Roos VB NSW Cup squad played their last home game of the season against Auckland Vulcans on Sunday, August 18.

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Unlike the last time the teams clashed, the Vulcans were too strong for the Roos and clinched victory with a 38-20 score line. The Roos were missing Magnus Stromquist and Matt Nelson through injury and Vaha Pulu and Allen Malia Malau, both of whom returned to New Zealand. The Vulcans lost fullback Carlos Tuimavava in the opening minutes to a hamstring strain. Wyong started well with the ball and dominated field position. The Roos went close early when centre Dan Phillips dropped the ball close to the Auckland line on the end of a double second man play. Auckland responded with strong forward charges through the middle of the ruck with multiple off loads. The Vulcans threw the ball wildly about, with the ball at one stage bouncing across the turf. Centre Albert Vete collected the ball at pace on the Roos’ right edge and quickly shifted the ball to hooker Alehana Mara. The ball was then transferred to Sebastien Ikahihifo, who showed good pace brushing past several defenders to

score. Siosiua Taukeiaho missed the conversion and Auckland led Wyong 4-0. After the restart, Wyong received a penalty for a late shot on Sean Boss. Mitch Williams ran himself from the tap, surprising the defence and almost sneaking through close to the line. Johnno Ford was also pulled down just short, and from the ensuing play the ball, Williams passed to a straight running Bennett, who burrowed under the defence to cross. Ford converted Bennett’s try and the Roos were ahead 6-4. Auckland fought back, however, and five-eighth Steve Waetford crossed under the posts. Taukeiaho converted and the Vulcans were again ahead 10-6. Ford found touch on the Auckland 10m mark from the restart but the Roos were unable to capitalise. The Vulcans struck again when wing Villiame Lolohea scored on the end of a shift from Ikahihifo through half Pita Godinet. Taukeiaho again converted and the score board read Auckland 16 – Wyong 6.

Auckland furthered their lead 22-6 when Taukeiaho converted Alehana Mara’s try. The Roos managed to cross the posts before half-time, bringing the score to Auckland 22Wyong 14. Nathanial Peteru grounded the ball beneath the sticks for Auckland when the second half commenced. Taukeiaho added the extras and Auckland led 28 – 14. The Vulcans managed two more tries, one of which was converted. Phillips strolled over the line unopposed for the Roos, with Ford converting the try to make the final score Auckland 38 – Wyong 20. The Roos made many poor decisions both sides of the ball, but with better commitment in defence could have troubled the Vulcans. Williams was outstanding for Wyong and was his coach’s best on the day. Ford has developed an interesting combination with Williams, and the speed at which the two change the point of attack is capable of unlocking the best defences. Email, 21 Aug 2013 Matt Lavin, Wyong Rugby League Club

Sport

Elliot is Bay Bowlers Men’s Singles Champion

Runner-up Lance Tonks, Marker for the game Adrian Last and winner Steve Elliot

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teve Elliot was named the 2013 Bay Bowlers Men’s Singles Champion at Wyong Bowling Club on Monday, August 19.

Elliot jumped out to an early lead of 8-0 at end four before Lance Tonks fought back and closed the gap to three shots at end seven. Mr Elliot then applied

the pressure and steadily forged ahead to eventually take the match, and the title, with a final score of 25 shots to nine. With over 230 members, the Bay

Bowlers Social Bowling Group is the largest of its kind in Australia. Email, 21 Aug 2013, Betty Roffey, Bay Bowlers

Complimentary passes to Central Coast Sevens he 2013 Fitness First Central Coast Sevens International Rugby Festival are offering complimentary passes to children aged 13 and under to attend this year’s event.

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The Central Coast Rugby Sevens will feature domestic and international competitors in men’s and women’s events. Tournament director Mr Craig Morgan said the promotion was aimed at encouraging young people to get involved in sport. “We see the Central Coast Rugby Sevens

as a highly entertaining option to capture the imagination of children,” Mr Morgan said. He also said he hoped that children attending the festival would be attracted to leading a healthy and active lifestyle, while developing great friendships and social skills. The tournament will also feature a vibrant

sideline festival. The free passes can be claimed via the Central Coast Rugby Sevens Facebook page. The festival will take place on the weekend of Saturday, October 26. Email, 25 Aug 2013, Craig Morgan, Central Coast Sevens International Rugby Festival

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antas Socceroos head coach Holger Osieck held a training camp in Gosford and Tuggerah from Monday, July 1, to Friday, July 5, which included Central Coast Mariners’ Joshua Rose, Mitchell Duke and Trent Sainsbury.

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The training camp was part of the Qantas Socceroos preparation for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 in Seoul. It was the first of three camps in Australia to be held in the lead up to the East Asian Cup. The Cup will take place in the Korean Republic from July 20 to 28. At a reception held by Gosford Council, Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell and Member for Robertson Ms Deborah O’Neill congratulated the players on their World Cup qualification.

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

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Jayden Hodgson in Australian basketball team “The next eighteen months represents a very exciting time for football in Australia,” said Mr Farrell. “With Australia qualifying for its third successive World Cup, an outstanding achievement in itself, and

Australia hosting the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in 2015, there is a lot for football fans to be excited about. “Focusing on the current challenge of the East Asian Cup, I’m sure the head

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Championships which will be held in the Ukraine from July 10 to 14. Georgia, 17, broke the NSW U18 and U20 800 metre records in February this year to qualify for the World Youth Championships. The qualifying win also

saw her become the second fastest U18 Australian runner ever, and number 10 in the U20s list. The record was previously set 44 years ago by Cheryl Peasley, who went on to win a Commonwealth Games medal and become an Olympian.

coach, Holger Osieck has the team primed to impress as they did at the recent World Cup qualification matches. “I wish the team the best of luck when they head to South Korea for the East

Asian Cup later this month.” Ms O’Neill said she was delighted that the facilities on the Central Coast had been chosen for the training camp. “Having members of the Socceroos squad training

here is exciting for the local community, and I can see the positive influence on our local young sporting stars – inspired to work hard so that they may have similar opportunities in the future,” Ms O’Neill said.

Duke and Sainsbury selected for Socceroos’ training camp Football Federation Australia

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wo Central Coast Mariners players were selected to participate in a Socceroos training camp in Sydney which began on Monday, July 8, and will continue until

Friday, July 12. The camp is part of the Socceroos’ preparations for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 which will be played in the Korea Republic from July 20 to 28. Mitchell Duke and Trent Sainsbury were two

of 20 players selected to participate in the training camp, which was the last chance for players to impress head coach Holger Osieck before the final Socceroos squad for the EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 is named on Friday, July 12.

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entral Coast Adventist School Year 10 student Jayden Hodgson is currently in America competing in the Adidas National Camp and Tournament in South Beach California as part of the Australian basketball team. “This is a huge camp with many countries attending and the top 40 American students,” said Jayden’s mum Stacey. In January this year Jayden was a member of the NSW Waratahs U18 Country Basketball team that won the Australian Country Basketball Cup at Albury. From this tournament he was selected as captain of the NSW Country team to

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

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

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

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

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

Touch football teams compete in championships Brenton Luchow, Central Coast Adventist School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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i n g a r a Recreation Club has signed a new three year business partnership with the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS). Mingara Recreation Club is a founding partner of the CCAS and has, since day one, provided an administration centre, significant financial support

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

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

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

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

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

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P24 - Wyong Regional Chronicle - August 29, 2013 P 3

Roos leap over Newtown Jets

University and Academy sign five year sponsorship agreement he University of Newcastle has announced a significant community partnership with the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS), signing a five-year sponsorship agreement.

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yong Roos travelled to Henson Park Newtown on Sunday, August 25, for their clash with the fourth placed Jets in Round 24 of the VB NSW Cup.

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The ground was awash with royal blue as the diehard fans and newfound supporters created a gala atmosphere on a sunny winter afternoon. The Roos opened the scoring, with Mitch Williams crossing the line early in the game. Johnno Ford missed the conversion and the Roos led 4-0. The Roos were soon in a threatening position and maintained good attacking shape. Prop Shaun Boss, from first receiver, passed behind a block runner to Ford. As the outside defenders became interested, Ford slipped a short ball to Marvin Filipo who outpaced the cover on an angled run to the line. Ford missed the conversion and Newtown looked to be struggling with Wyong ahead 8-0. Newtown, however, narrowed the gap when back rower Brad Barrett scored and wing Paul Rokalati converted. With the score now Roos 8 Newtown 6, Wyong continued to throw the ball about. Williams passed to five-eighth Brad Bennet at first receiver on the Jets’ left side. Bennett hesitated as the defensive line

advanced past the ball, leaving enough room for him to angle towards the corner and score. Ford converted the try and Wyong was ahead 14-6 at half-time. Newtown started the second period of play with greater focus and intent. Replacement forward Josh Ailomai punched through some fragile Roos’ defence then squeezed the ball to centre Pierce Sapsford on his outside to score. Chris Taripo converted the Sapsford try and things were tight at 1412. The Roos responded with a set play attack to the Jets’ left. Jay Florimo ran a sharp inside line from a rapid spread, shooting back towards the posts and the teeth of the Newtown defence. Florimo picked up a straight running Grant Nelson, who weaved his way across the line. Ford converted and the Roos sensed a victory at 20-12. However, this all changed when referee Daniel Olford ruled that Allen Malau had failed to properly ground the ball as he dived for the scoring zone. Newtown fought back, with half Ryley Jacks crossing the line and

Taripo converting to take the score Roos 20 Jets 18. Jets’ replacement hooker Nafe Seluini began to run rampant and scored from acting-half. The try was converted and the Jets led the Roos 24-20. Sapsford put an end to the Roos when he linked with Jacks to score his second try for the afternoon. The conversion was missed and the final scoreboard read 28-20. The Roos had not budgeted to win this clash given the roster of players available to Newtown through their affiliation with Sydney Roosters and the way the Jets had outplayed the Roos earlier in the season. The fact that the Roos were in a position to take the game so late in proceedings is testament to the progress made under the tutelage of coach Paul Stringer. Nelson was both his coach and team mate’s best player and Seluini’s injection turned the game for the Jets. The Roos play Newcastle Knights at Newcastle’s No 2 Sportsground at 3pm on Sunday, September 1. Email, 25 Aug 2013, Matt Lavin, Wyong Rugby League Club Group

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

the Ourimbah campus. “The ESS facility provides elements to our training programs that set the Academy apart in what we are able to provide our athletes, coaches and support staff. “This agreement is ground breaking, and to say I’m delighted is an understatement, it sets the organisation up for years to come. “I would like to thank Professor Andrew Parfitt, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic, and Professor Bill Hogarth, Pro-Vice Chancellor – Science and Information Technology, for their genuine interest in the work the Academy does, and in their support of building capacity within the Central Coast as a region. “Both Andrew and Bill have been instrumental in the support provided to the CCAS and we are indebted to them for this ground breaking announcement.” Deputy ViceChancellor – Academic

Professor Andrew Parfitt said the University was proud of its long standing relationship with the Academy. “The University of Newcastle is a worldclass university and nowhere is that more important than in our own community,” Professor Parfitt said. “We are pleased to support the sporting excellence being fostered at the Academy. “Our relationship with the Academy fosters our shared priorities around innovative sports education, training and research, and brings significant collaborative opportunities for our students and researchers to engage in athlete testing, reporting, research and Work Integrated Learning placements.” Media release, 22 Aug 2013 Ian Robilliard, Central Coast Academy of Sport

Edwards encourages clubs to apply for grants ember for Swansea Mr Garry Edwards is encouraging local Surf Life Saving Clubs to apply for a share of $2 million in funding from the NSW Government’s Surf Club Facility Development Program.

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Mr Edwards said the program provides funds for clubs to build or further develop their club and community facilities. “Every summer I see firsthand the outstanding skill, time and effort that goes into surf lifesaving by our local club members,” Mr Edwards said. “The Surf Club Facility Development Program provides a total of $2 million each year for projects up and down the NSW coastline. “This grant program is

an excellent opportunity for clubs to secure funding from $5,000 to $350,000 for upgrade projects, such as building safe facilities in which to train or to store vital lifesaving equipment.” NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Senator Graham Annesley said there are over 120 surf clubs along the state’s coastline patrolling more than 200 beaches every season. “Surf Life Saving Clubs deserve modern, safe and functional facilities that

reflect the excellence and dedication of volunteer surf life savers,” Senator Annesley said. “This funding is a valuable investment that helps Surf Life Saving Clubs to increase usage, safety and participation in surf lifesaving activities by the general public and club members – and ultimately improves safety for beach goers.” Media release, 26 Aug 2013, Gerald Cowan, Office Garry Edwards MP

Issue 28 of Wyong Regional Chronicle  

Issue 28 of Wyong Regional Chronicle