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August 6, 2007
Borefield is almost ready The earliest the Woy Woy borefield is likely to be brought online is early to mid-August, according to Gosford Council’s manager of asset management Ms Pam McCann. Ms McCann said the plant had been undergoing a series of tests to ensure water produced was suitable for community use and also that the operational and contractual obligations of the contractors were met. “Gosford Council will decide when to distribute the treated water only after the test results are satisfactory,” Ms McCann said. “The earliest distribution can occur is early to mid August 2007. Ms McCann noted that streamflows would currently be used in preference to the treatment plant. “At present, there are good streamflows from water catchments areas at Lower Mangrove Weir,
Mooney and Mardi Dams,” Ms McCann said. “This water is being captured via pumping to both Somersby and Mardi Treatment Plants and will be used in preference to the new Woy Woy Water Treatment Plant to effectively store the rainwater in the aquifer on the Peninsula for times when the streamflows are reduced in the water catchment areas.” Ms McCann also noted that, at present, council had no intention of specifically harvesting stormwater to supplement the borefield at Woy Woy. “The aquifer is recharged by annual rainfall and infiltration, which does include a component of storm water,” Ms McCann said. “It is beneficial to utilise the natural processes of the sand aquifer in the area to filter and reduce pollutants and/or organic loads, and use the aquifer as a default storage system.” Lyle Stone, 30 Jul 2007
Board rejects Peninsula The naming of the Woy Woy Peninsula will not go ahead due to a lack of support from Gosford Council, according to the Geographical Names Board of NSW. Geographical Names Board media officer Mr John McClymont said that council had told them that it “does not support” the formal geographical name of Woy Woy Peninsula. “The board decided at it’s meeting … that it would not proceed with this proposal,” Mr McClymont said. “The board noted that there are 16 geographical names that
include the name Woy Woy.” Department of Lands media officer Mr Kevin Richards also stated that council claimed “there is no need to recognize this name as a geographical name”. Previously, council officers had opposed an attempt to name the area as the word “Peninsula” covers “a piece of land almost surrounded by water, especially one connected with the mainland by only a narrow neck of land or isthmus”. They said that under this definition the land known as the “The Peninsula” was “not appropriate”. Lyle Stone, 30 Jul 2007
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Officers support foreshore cycle path Gosford Council officers have recommended approval of a proposed shared pedestrian and cycle pathway along the Woy Woy foreshore reserve, from Brickwharf Rd to the Peninsula Leisure Centre. The application has drawn 33 submissions from the community, of which 25 raised objections and eight were in support of the proposal. A further three submissions were made following the notification of amended plans. Submissions included suggestions for an alternative route along the roadway, claims of the project being an “unnecessary waste of money”, and concerns over maintenance, visual impact, appearance, size, design, safety, noise and environmental impact. One submission stated that cycleways and shared pathways were needed and desired, but not on the reserve. Another stated that the proposed pathway was not practical for cyclists as a transport alternative. Council officers stated that the off road cycleway was favoured over a dedicated on-road cycleway
which would remove existing street parking. They also stated that on road cycleways were designed to provide transport alternative for experienced cyclists while offroad shared pathways were designed for the “young, elderly and inexperienced pedestrians and cyclists to travel in safety by avoiding busy major roadways”. In response to concerns over the proposed development being unnecessary and a “waste of money”, officers stated that the Review of Environmental Factors provided justification for the proposed development. The Review stated that an increase in vehicular traffic and a high cycling population combined with a large aged community who “enjoy walking and other recreational pursuits” meant that a shared pathway would provide an improvement in safety for both cyclists and pedestrians. Officers also stated that while there were still “many streets” on the Woy Woy Peninsula that needed improvements, it would be wise to take advantage of the government grants on offer for this project.
One submission suggested that the pathway should follow the waters edge for its full length, due to it being a more “scenic and attractive route” and also due to concerns about its closeness to house boundaries. Officers stated that for the most part, the pathway was as close as could be permitted to Brisbane Water, however environmental and safety issues limited the placement of the walkway at the waters edge in some areas. Officers stated that the proposed location therefore represented a tradeoff between minimising environmental impacts and maintaining residential amenity. Several submissions related to the safety of the pathway being shared usage between cyclists and pedestrians, as well as other users of the reserve. Council officers stated that walkers and joggers would continue to have the option to use the grassed areas if they choose. “The proposal does not significantly restrict or interfere with other users of the reserve,” officers stated.
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Trade declines since smoking ban Peninsula clubs have experienced a downturn in trade since the July 2 smoking ban was introduced in all NSW licensed venues, according to operators. All indoor areas of hotels, clubs and nightclubs that are open to the general public must now be completely smoke-free. Woy Woy Leagues Club assistant secretary-manager Ms Judy Gribble said that trade was down since July 2 and “the effect was felt from all clubs”. “We knew the change was coming and we have been affected
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like everyone else,” Ms Gribble said. “We have found our newlyrenovated outdoor area has helped in catering to our smoking patrons’ needs. “You’ve got to look at the ban in a positive way, especially the health benefits.” Club Umina marketing coordinator Ms Kasey Poulton said that, although the first few weeks of the ban have been “a little bit quieter”, the club is slowly starting to go back to normal trading. “[The ban] is not as bad as everyone expected it to be,” Ms Poulton said.
“We have been getting a lot of positive feedback from smokers and non-smokers who are happy with the way we have catered to everyone’s needs. “Since the 2004 announcement of the ban, the club has built an outdoor terrace area for smokers. “The club has also put in place an eight minute reserve on all poker machines to allow patrons a smoking and toilet break.” Many of the clubs and hotels on the Peninsula offer gaming patrons a similar reserve service. Everglades Country Club assistant secretary-manager Mr Mark Langdon said along with the smoking ban, the “cold winter chill” didn’t help with trade over the past month.
“Winter is one of our slowest times of the year, in terms of trading,” Mr Langdon said. “It is still early times and we are taking a positive approach to it all. “We have built two new outdoor smoking areas for patrons and continue to improve the club for all patrons and their needs. According to a 2005 survey by NSW Health, 57.3 per cent of respondents said that no smoking in indoor areas would make no difference to their patronage, 35.3 per cent said they would be likely to frequent licensed premises more often, while 7.5 per cent indicated they would frequent licensed premises less often. Clare Graham, 2 Aug 2007
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Andrews calls on Lloyd for funding Member for Gosford Marie Andrews has called on Federal Local Government Minister and Member for Robertson Mr Jim Lloyd to approve Commonwealth funding towards “vital safety works” at Pearl Beach and Blackwall Mountain. Ms Andrews said she understood the State Government had recommended the proposed Gosford Council works be carried out under the Natural Disaster Mitigation Program, which was jointly funded by State, Federal and local governments. “Council has applied for funding for risk assessments and safety works, such as rock-bolting or fence construction, to reduce the risk of rockfalls and landslips at Patonga Dr and Pearl Beach Dr, Pearl Beach,” Ms Andrews said. “This will help protect residents and road users in the area from the risk of damage and reduce the chance of the Pearl Beach
and Patonga communities being isolated by road closures caused by rockfalls or landslips. “It also sought funding to construct a 4.5 metre drop zone and cyclone mesh safety barriers to reduce the likelihood of debris falling on the roadway and causing damage or traffic disruption, as part of a larger roadworks project to improve safety on Blackwall Mountain. “The total cost of the three projects is $675,000. “If they are approved under the Program, the State and Federal governments and council each would contribute $225,000.” Ms Andrews said she understood State Emergency Services Minister Mr Nathan Rees had written to Mr Lloyd in June advising him of the projects NSW had endorsed for Program funding and seeking his approval of the recommended works. “Under the terms of the program, Mr Lloyd needs to sign off on the recommended list of works before
they can proceed,” Ms Andrews said. “I believe the State Government and Gosford City Council have agreed on the need for these Pearl Beach and Blackwall Mountain works but they cannot happen until Mr Lloyd agrees and the Commonwealth funding is provided. “I call on him to approve these works so council can start this work to protect the local community. “Residents of the Central Coast last month endured dreadful hardship and damage from severe storms and floods. “The Federal Government must not now turn its back on this community.” Ms Andrews said council had also sought funding for the installation of water level gauges to record flood, rainfall and stream data across the Gosford floodplain and nine other projects. Press release, 27 Jul 2007 Marie Andrews, Member for Gosford
Dredging planned for October Dredging of the Ettalong Point Shoal should be completed in October, according to a report to Gosford Council’s Coastal and Estuary Management Committee. The dredging “should take about two weeks depending on the weather conditions”.
A report to council stated that it was “a priority to dredge the Brisbane Water to achieve safe navigation”. It reported that a meeting was held with the Minister Tony Kelly about funding assistance. Council officer and committee member Mr Peter Freewater
had also developed a brief for the dredging plan and a Review of Environmental Factors which was currently under review by the Department of Lands. The department was preparing tendering documents to undertake the work. Council agenda CE.008, 7 Aug 2007
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Questions about Pearl Beach Dr Questions about Pearl Beach Dr were raised by councillors at Gosford Council’s meeting of July 24. Both Cr Vicki Scott and Cr Terri Latella asked council’s Director of City Services Mr Stephen Glenn about the road. Cr Scott asked the director if a consultants report on Pearl Beach Dr could be made available to councillors and the public. Cr Scott also asked what action was being taken to secure funding to act on recommendations from the report. Mr Glenn said the report would be with council within the week, at which point staff would develop a
program to implement the works. Mr Glenn also said that there was a “promise to go back to the community”. Cr Latella asked if a professional assessment of the stability of the mountain between the hairpin bend on Pearl Beach Dr including the area above Old Cliff Rd could be obtained. Mr Glenn said that one had been obtained at the beginning of July when council undertook a major amount of work in the area. Mr Glenn said this had been the subject of a consultant’s report that would be available to council within a “couple of weeks”. Council agenda Q.79, Q.81, 24 Jul 2007
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Time for mall in Blackwall Rd The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce calls for a traffic review, in regard to the decline of passing trade. Might I suggest a development that would make Woy Woy an even greater highlight of the Central Coast. In the late 1970s, Gosford town
Forum planners suggested improvements on the Woy Woy waterfront, and this has largely happened. Also, they proposed a mall in Blackwall Rd in the town centre. This met with no support. Now we are ready for it.
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Life is to be enjoyed Everybody deserves plenty of time for stress relief. Massage, meditation and gentle yoga are all very good bliss-out techniques. Even just doing a gentle all-over stretch to relaxing music, with candes and aromatherapy, can be wonderful. Meditation, stretching and stress relief information is always available through books, DVDs, CDs, and on the internet. Whilst you should always check
Forum with your doctor regarding any new exercise program, brisk exercise can increase that feel-good factor, caused by endorphins. Hydrotherapy, which includes spas, swimming and massaging showers are very helpful to reduce stress, as are saunas and steam rooms. Oh, and don’t forget to compliment others with a positive
and honest remark. A good compliment can brighten anybody’s day. Also do keep hugging family, friends and acquaintances. It is well known that every hug adds five minutes to your life span. Trying these healthy bliss-out techniques will keep you happy and smiling. Life is to be enjoyed - so enjoy! Juanita Hutchesson Umina
Support for protection Subsequent to my Forum letter (Peninsula News, July 9) on Ettalong foreshore plans, Council released the review of those plans carried out by the Department of Lands. The following are extracts from their letter to Council dated May 2007: “It is evident that this foreshore is subject to divergent pressures including erosive conditions from wind and estuary currents which affect beach stability and capacity to protect infrastructure, fulfill social needs and the developing economic needs of the community. “A number of recommendations within the POM will require additional environmental, social and scientific studies in order to be
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See Page 2 for contribution conditions undertaken or implemented.” “A main point of concern is the age of the base document ... During the ensuing period environmental conditions within the study area have altered significantly, resulting in a need to generally update the documents.”
“The POM must include a strategy to address foreshore erosion.” “A coastal engineer should be engaged to design a structure to dissipate wave energy in a more effective and environmentally sustainable way ... the estuarine system does not naturally replenish sand deposits on this beach area [refers to the need for an effective ongoing sand replenishment program].” I believe these comments support the foreshore protection concerns outlined in my earlier letter. For the sake of future generations, it is important Council makes sustainable decisions with the benefit of up-to-date expert input. Michael Gillian Ettalong Beach
Much ado is being made of the fact that the New South Wales government has reduced its subsidy of the cost of local council elections through the Electoral Commission. Recent reports suggest that it will cost local ratepayers about five dollars each, about $500,000, from the collected rates to pay for the election of local councillors. Whether the proportion borne by the State Government is the same as the ratio of local citizen ratepayers to non-ratepaying citizens or whether this is another unrecognised inequitable State Government tax, I do not know. I do know that this is a great opportunity to totally modernise and rationalise in the light of fabulous advances in technology. For over 20 years, I have advocated that the openness and honesty of elections together with a reduction of costs can be simply achieved. The greatest cost of elections is in the casual wages paid to people who in the main are already paid well above the national average. They act on behalf of the Electoral Commission on election day. The same result can be far more expeditiously concluded and expeditiously undertaken by voting through the State TAB operation. If anyone says that is not absolutely secure, they should consider that they are also saying
Forum that the government and police are sanctioning and accessories to the corrupt theft of gambler’s and/or government money. I suggest that in fact TAB office security now allows for identification of people “voting early and frequently”, ghosts and multiple identities. The TAB staff are already trained to identify ineligible clients ie. under 18. Why do we have to provide points indentification to commercial institutions but not the more important voting scrutineers? The cost to each local council should be in the order of $10,000 per election or referendum. I am sure that the operators of the TAB would be delighted to pick up about a further $2 million each year local elections are held based on about 200 local councils in NSW. Certainly the taxpayers and ratepayers of New South Wales will be delighted to see a reduction of this magnitude. Does the lack of use of the system of indelible ink on the finger to identify those who have already voted reveal an inadequacy in Australia to ensure fair open democracy? Richard J. Newby Woy Woy
End pork-barrelling Mr Howard’s political stunt in relation to the Mersey Hospital in Devonport is a double-whammy exercise in pork-barrelling. The marginal seat situation in any close election invites political leaders of both major parties to engage in largesse which has nothing to do with economic or health responsibility. If, in this particular case, the situation allows the PM to rubbish an ALP State in the process the temptation becomes irresistible. What really matters here is the cause of this opportunism: it is the
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Rename bridge, says Andrews Member for Gosford Marie Andrews has called on Gosford councillors to reverse their decision to name the new cycle and pedestrian bridge after Spike Milligan. “After Council, by the narrowest of margins, decided to name the bridge Spike Milligan Bridge, my office in Woy Woy has received numerous complaints from disappointed Peninsula residents,” Ms Andrews said. “Residents told me they felt naming a room after Spike Milligan in council’s upgraded Woy Woy library was a sufficient tribute to the English comedian. “I’m quickly gaining the impression that residents would be satisfied if the bridge was simply called the Woy Woy Bridge. Ms Andrews claims that residents feel most upset because council did not bother to consult with them over the naming of the bridge. “The issue has the potential to divide this compact community
of over 35,000 residents,” Ms Andrews said. “To add insult to injury, council took notice of a petition initiated by a person who doesn’t even live on the Peninsula and decided to act on that. “Councillors, like Members of Parliament, are elected to serve the community whether they live on the Woy Woy Peninsula or not. “This decision is seen as yet another slap in the face for Woy Woy Peninsula residents who already feel unrepresented on council. “Continuing problems with dirty water coming through their taps on a regular basis; lack of decent local roads, kerb and guttering; proposals to increase their rates and now an unpopular decision to name their bridge, all combined have left Peninsula residents wondering who represents them in council.” Press release, 26 Jul 2007 Marie Andrews, Member for Gosford
Lions club does its best The Woy Woy Peninsula Lions Club has broken its own records for fund-raising and donations, according to project officer Mr Elmo Caust. Mr Caust said: “Outgoing president Hope Brady congratulated club members on the achievement, indicating that funds raised during the year exceeded $45,000. “Using club reserves, it was able to distribute $52,000 to help those in need,” Mr Caust said. “Most funds were raised from community projects such as the monthly car boot sale, sale of
Save Sight, Gosford Hospital Lions Renal Unit, Careflight, Fairhaven, Woy Woy Peninsula Neighbourhood Services, Gosford Coast Shelter, Lions Hearing Dogs, Childflight and the Ettalong Baptist Church Day Care. President Ian Taylor commended Ms Brady on an excellent year and in particular he registered his admiration for the generosity of our local community. The annual changeover meeting was held on June 18. Press release, 17 Jul 2007 Elmo Caust, Peninsula Lions Club
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Mums start business at home Two Peninsula stay-athome mums have started a business making and selling cleaning products and beauty products. Korina Ivatt and her friend of 17 years Darnell Riviere, who have formed the company “Joliv”, said they were looking for a way to earn money while being able to be with their children “We hand-make creams with no synthetic preservatives or additives,” Ms Ivatt said. “I began making my own natural products a few years ago after discovering that nearly everything on the market has hidden synthetic preservatives. “Products including things marketed as natural often have parabens, ammonium detergents, chemical solvents, synthetic thickeners and emulsifiers, to name a few.” Another motivation was that Korina’s daughter, Olivia, now almost five, suffers from eczema. “I hated using steroid creams on her to clear it up, so making my own products was a very personal challenge on her behalf,” Ms Ivatt said. “Once I started on the truly allnatural path, I couldn’t stop. “I started making cleaning products and converting family and
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friends. “That is how I came to be in business with my friend, Darnell Riviere.” Korina said that she and Darnell had three small children between them and neither of them wanted to go back to working 70-plus hours a week in their previous careers. “We thought why couldn’t we do this for other people who also want natural products for themselves and their families,” Ms Ivatt said. “People are sick of buying products that claim to be all natural but are in fact hiding synthetic preservatives and other nasty ingredients that are harming us or our children.” Korina and Darnell named their company Joliv and are building its reputation as a place where handmade freshly-prepared natural products are available with nothing
artificial added. “We are extremely proud of what we are creating and honoured to be featured recently on the Planet Page of Better Homes and Gardens” Ms Ivatt said. “Unlike a lot of our competitors, we do not buy ready-made bases and just add essential oils. “We make all our products from scratch using all natural ingredients. “And what makes them unique is that as our products can be tailormade, they are suitable for people with allergies or intolerances. “We can leave out a product or find a suitable replacement if someone can’t have it due to possible reactions.” For further information, visit the website www.joliv.com.au Press release, 28 Jul 2007 Korina Ivatt, Joliv
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Event coordinator Ms KathyMaree Bartle said the focus of the day would be to raise money for several cancer research groups. “We are looking to raise at least $1000 for each cause including prostate cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer,” Ms Bartle said. “Cancer is such a personal thing that affects many people on the Peninsula. “We are hoping the day will be an intimate and personal experience for everybody attending, in order for them to explore the psychic and alternative.” The day begins at 9.30am and finishes at 3.30pm. A $5 entry fee on the day will include a lunchtime display of
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Revised plans could go to department A revised Ettalong Beach Reserve Plan of Management and Ettalong Beach Dune Management Plan could be submitted to the Department of Lands for its review for adoption, following a recommendation by Gosford Council officers.
with the recommendations of the Plan of Management.â€? â€œAllowances for global warming, climate change and associated sea level changes have been made in the existing document. However, these issues would also be considered longer term events than cannot be covered by the plan. â€œThe plan should only attempt to deal with short to medium term issues.â€? The department said additional studies in preparation of a Review of Environmental Factors or/and Environmental Impact Statement for works should be prepared in association with pending works. However, the additional studies were â€œnever intended to be a prerequisite for the adoption of the planâ€?. The report suggested that council now needed to look â€œmore urgentlyâ€? at what specific issues in the recommendations require immediate attention such as erosion at Lance Webb Reserve. The report noted that proposed sand nourishment works, suggested to take place four times over a 50-year period, had not taken place in 2004 as planned. It stated: â€œThis has not occurred and the level of erosion in the area, especially at Lance Webb Reserve has been exacerbated due to storm and general erosion pressuresâ€?. â€œThere is sufficient current information to determine that action inline with the study recommendations is overdue.â€?
Funding options for foreshore stabilisation works near Lance Webb Reserve may also be investigated as a â€œhigh priorityâ€?. Council is unlikely to engage a coastal engineer in the near future to study the area laid out in the two plans, as there was no binding recommendation from the department for it to do so. In a recent response to council, the department stated that the seven-year-old Ettalong Beach - Bangalow St to Picnic Parade Foreshore Management Study and Plan was sufficient to address the coastal processes and identify risks and management options associated with proposed and existing development in the area. It stated that the plan of management could be adopted â€œprior to further studies being preparedâ€?. It stated that: â€œThe existing study is considered an acceptable assessment of concerns and makes adequate recommendations for general mitigative measuresâ€?. â€œThe existing study is in-depth enough to identify issues and impacts on the local coastal environment. â€œIt is also the departmentâ€™s position that the recommendations of the 2000 report are generally consistent
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Memorial will be kept A Vietnam Veterans Memorial is likely to be retained as part of a covered barbecue area, under the proposed Ettalong Beach Reserve Plan of Management. The memorial consists of a plinth and also a covered barbecue area, both having a mounted plaque. Gosford Council officers stated that the short term remediation plan proposed that covered barbecues would be placed in the same location as the existing memorial. Officers stated that: â€œNo difficulty is foreseen in retaining or replacing the existing Memorial plinth, or in designating the proposed group of covered barbecues to be part of the Memorial.â€? Officers have recommended that the suggestion be incorporated in to the plan. Council agenda CIT.22, 7 Aug 2007
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Popular dog returns home Woy Woy resident Ms Shirley Lowry describes her dog Rusty as one of the most popular dogs on the Peninsula.
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Andrews welcomes new traffic lights Member for Gosford Ms Marie Andrews has welcomed the new traffic lights which were recently switched on at Railway St and George St, Woy Woy. Ms Andrews said the new traffic signals at the intersection would improve safety in the area. “The Iemma Labor Government has provided $600,000 for the new signals, to improve access to the bus and rail interchange,” Ms Andrews said. “Safety improvements have also been made to the intersection of Railway St and George St, Woy Woy, with the installation of these traffic control signals.
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happy we are to see Rusty again,” Ms Lowry said. “We just love him to death.” According to Ms Lowry, Rusty was treated to a welcome home party after returning from his “big adventure”. “We had a barbecue for Rusty to celebrate his return,” Ms Lowry said. “His closest canine friends Fluffy, Daisy and Zoe came along too.” Rusty went missing on May 7, from the general store on the corner of Trafalgar Ave and Waterloo Ave, Woy Woy. Ms Lowry said she had tied Rusty up out the front of the shop before walking inside to get the paper. “I had only been inside the shop for no more than 20 seconds,” Ms Lowry said. “When I came outside and realised Rusty was gone, I ran down the street to see if I could catch a glimpse of him. “But there was no trace of him.
“The only way I found out he had been stolen was because of a lady passing by. “She said she had seen a man on a bike leading Rusty away.” Ms Lowry said she never gave up hope for Rusty. “My husband and I walked the streets at night looking for Rusty and put up posters all over the Peninsula in hope of finding him,” Ms Lowry said. Ms Lowry said she is “very disappointed and angry” at the person who took Rusty from her. “I cannot understand why someone would go to the trouble of stealing a dog and not look after it properly,” Ms Lowry said. “When we picked Rusty up from the airport I could hardly recognise him. “He looked neglected. “One of the first things I did when we got home from the airport was to give him a good bath.” Clare Graham, 2 Aug 2007
Anti-nuclear talk Anti-nuclear campaigner and Central Coast resident Dr Helen Caldicott will give a talk entitled “Nuclear Power is Not the Answer” at the Pearl Beach Community Hall on Sunday, August 12. “She has devoted her life to the campaign against nuclear power and is recognised as a leading spokesperson for the anti-nuclear movement,” organiser Mr Klaas Woldring said. “Dr Caldicott is a Nobel Peace
Prize nominee and the recipient of the 2003 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. “Both the Smithonian Institute and the Ladies’ Home Journal have named her one of the most influential women of the 20th century. “A best selling author, she divides her time between Australia and Washington DC, where she is the president of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute. “Given the enormous interest in Climate Change and the need for
all peoples to reduce their carbon print and safeguard their health, the issue of nuclear power has reemerged as an extremely important one to settle. “Dr Caldicott recently appeared as an expert on the ABC’s Difference of Opinion program.” Mr Woldring said the meeting would start at 2pm and had been organised by “concerned Pearl Beach residents”. The entry fee is $5. Press release, 1 Aug 2007 Klaas Woldring
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Flower remedies The Peninsula Women’s Health Centre will be hosting a group on “Australian Bush Flower Essences and Remedies”. “Kathy Maree Bartle will discuss how these bush flower essences and remedies are targeted at Australian energies and how easy they are to use,” health education worker Ms Kate Bradfield said. “Kathy will demonstrate how they can make a difference in
women’s lives with problems such as menopause, cramping and period pain.” The workshop will be held over three sessions on Tuesday, August 14, 21 and 28, from 7pm to 9pm. The cost is a gold coin donation. For more information or to book, telephone the centre on 4342 5905. Press release, 31 Jul 2007 Kate Bradfield, Peninsula Women’s Health Centre
Opening is celebrated Around 60 friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the official opening of Mary Mac’s Place on Friday, July 27. The new site is located in the Ethel Cox Parish Centre and is part of the recently completed St John the Baptist Parish development at 100 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy. Project coordinator Ms Robyn Schacht said Mary Macs Place was “most grateful” to the many people who contributed to the great success of the open day. She mentioned Mary Scarf and her team of caterers, Pat Savage and members of the Parish Craft Group and Gabriel Rossey the event decorator. Ms Schacht said the major benefactors, who made the relocation possible, were recognised on the Roll of Honour in the foyer of the Ethel Cox Centre. The major sponsors include Newcastle Permanent Building Society, St Vincent de Paul, Central
Coast Community Chest, Gosford Council and Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club. The open day was hosted by St John the Baptist Parish Priest, Fr John Hill and members of the Mary Mac’s Place Steering Committee including Member for Gosford Ms Marie Andrew, Parish Pastoral Council representative Ms Louise Degeling and President of St Vincent de Paul Society, Woy Woy, Mr Bill Raper. “A huge debt of gratitude is owed to Fr John Hill and the parishioners of St John the Baptist,” Ms Schacht said. “Their generous support and strong commitment to establishing a permanent home for Mary Mac’s Place within the parish community centre is greatly appreciated. “Mary Mac’s Place volunteers are now able to support 50 people a day with nutritious, hot meals and information and referrals to appropriate community services.” Press release, 3 Aug 2007 Robyn Schacht, Mary Macs Place
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New medical centre opens A medical centre two years in the making officially opened on Vidler Ave, Woy Woy on Saturday, August 4. More than $1.5 million was invested to provide this “first class” medical facility for the Woy Woy Peninsula. A group of local investors led by Dr John Caska said they saw the potential to develop a medical facility that would further improve the range of services and facilities on the Peninsula. The group said they realised that a modern purpose-built centre would be needed to attract doctors and new enhanced services. Vidler Ave Medical Centre secretary Ms Alice Caska said the new medical centre added to the extensive services and facilities offered by the adjacent Brisbane Waters Private Hospital. “The result is this impressive and functional structure that has become the most prominent landmark in the street,” Ms Caska said. “The building and fit out used a spacious energy efficient design, complete with its own lift and powerful integrated computer
system.” The centre offers several new and enhanced services to the Peninsula community. Dr Paul Caska has commenced his Surgeslim Lap-Banding Clinic at the centre. “Dr Caska’s clinic gives local patients easy access to revolutionary weight loss surgery with full local professional support,” Ms Caska said. “Many of these procedures have already been performed at the hospital with great success and patient satisfaction.” The Hiatus Hernia and Reflux Centre is another new service where patients are investigated, diagnosed and given a recommendation to an optimal treatment of this “common and painful condition”. Oesophageal Diagnostic Services has extended its services from its Sydney and Newcastle clinics. It performs the specialised functional investigations necessary to fully assess the severity of reflux and acid exposure of the oesophagus. According to Ms Caska, the Peninsula is “very fortunate” to
have access to the “valuable service”. The Vidler Ave Skin Cancer Centre is another new service. The centre has the latest mole and melanoma scanners and is supported by various specialists, to ensure patients get the best professional service. Dr John Caska and Dr Brian Carroll said they saw the need for a “dedicated and comprehensive service” for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers on the Peninsula. “They bring a great wealth of experience and competence, providing a much needed service to patients,” Ms Caska said. Mr Don Leggett AM officially opened the Vidler Ave Medical Centre. Ms Caska said the centre greatly appreciates Mr Leggett’s generosity, interest and support for the centre. “Don wholeheartedly supports the new centre, seeing it as another step in providing local people with first class services locally,” Ms Caska said. Press release, 27 Jul 2007 Alice Caska, Vidler Ave Medical Centre
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Hall offered Gosford Council has resolved to offer the Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation the management of Umina Beach Community Hall.
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Expressions of interest had been called for management of the hall
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Support for path Continued from page 1 Officers stated that design measures were considered adequate to address safety concerns. Officers also stated that while minor environmental impacts could occur, the risks were low as works were minimal and proposed safeguards would be in place. Officers stated that: “the application is accompanied by specialist reports/plans to identify and effectively mange environmental impacts relating to erosion and sedimentation, acid sulphate soils, conservation and protection of native flora and fauna and aboriginal archaeological deposits”. Officers also stated that noise levels were not anticipated to
increase as a result of the proposal, nor would the proposal “adversely impact privacy” Submissions in support of the proposal stated that it would be a “welcome addition” to the foreshore and would reduce cycle traffic on Blackwall Rd. They also stated that the pathway would give older people and families the opportunity to enjoy the foreshore and its views from a firm footing. The submissions stated that it would be a boon for wheel chairs and powered scooters as at present they “presently get bogged in some of the more sandy areas”. “This will be by far the safest way to go and my grandchildren will enjoy the easier route to the playground on their bicycles. “The proposed route will make
Casuarinas may go Several casuarina trees may be removed from the Woy Woy foreshore to make way for a cycle and pedestrian path, according to a recent Gosford Council report. However, the number to be removed has been reduced following comments from council’s Tree Management Officer. The officer stated that the trees were “generally in good condition” and would be classified as “trees of particular merit or significance that warrant great effort to retain”. The officer stated that there was only one casuarina tree on the foreshore reserve at the rear of 142 North Burge Rd, which would be classified as a tree that required removal due to decline through disease or poor conditions. “This would be the only tree that would warrant removal,” the officer stated. “The proposal should address the alignment of the path being constructed around the trees that are proposed to be removed, so these trees can be retained and not to disturb or damage the root systems.” Council officers stated that, in response to the concerns, the application had been amended to realign sections of the path to allow for the established casuarina trees to be retained. “The amended path is consistent with the natural unformed foot track
which runs through these trees.” Submissions to council had noted concern about the removal of the trees. One submission stated that the casuarina trees were “the only stand of its kind along the waterfront for the entire length of the proposed pathway”. Council officers stated that: “Overall, the proposal attempts to retain as many existing trees as possible whilst addressing the design standards for pathways and cycleways”. “The route and location above ground level of the pathway deliberately tries to avoid many of the trees and their root systems. “It is also suggested that for each existing tree removed, a replacement is provided of a similar species and planted in a convenient location adjoining the pathway in the vicinity of the original.
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Gosford Council’s Flood Risk Management Committee has recommended that Cardno Lawson Treloar be engaged to complete an Empire Bay Catchment Flood Study. A report to council stated that expressions of interest had been called and submissions from 12 consultants reviewed. Four consultants had been short listed and invited to submit formal tenders. The consultants were also informed that the same consultant would be engaged for both Davistown Catchment Flood Study and Empire Bay Catchment Flood
Study. The report stated that the upper limiting fee for both studies was $124,000 of which two thirds was to be funded from grant funds and one third from council. Council has also received a notional grant of $10,000 towards the commencement of each of these studies under the State Government Floodplain Management Programme. The committee has asked for grant funding for the remainder of the project from the State Government which is expected to be offered early next year. Council agenda FM 011, 7 Aug 2007
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Service commences 4pm. Enjoy a Memorial Dinner at the club with the Irene St Johns band & comedian Brian Doyle, 6.30pm. Dinner (two course meal) & show, Vietnam Veterans members & their partners $35; general public $40. The show alone is $10. All are welcome to join in on this most important day when Australia honours its Vietnam Veterans Proudly sponsored by
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use of the beautiful waterside location - an asset we can all enjoy, whether cyclists, pedestrians or kayakers.” “It is a beautiful part of the coast and the more people that can enjoy this area the better.” The cycleway is to be constructed of 3m wide, 150mm thick reinforced concrete. A portion of the path between the Sonter Ave and Lions Park will require the construction of a raised boardwalk over a distance of 35m. The cycleway would traverses two boat ramps with bollards, handrails and signage provided. The cycleway would also provide links to adjoining streets including Brick Wharf Rd, Park Rd, Bowden Rd, Allfield Rd, and MacMasters Rd. Council officers stated that that the proposed works would take 20 to 24 weeks to construct.
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Thrilled at poetry opportunity I attended my first Gosford Bush Poets gathering last month. It was held upstairs at the Gosford Hotel in a cosy room with a group of interesting people who attend the occasion on the last Wednesday evening in every month. At first, I did not think I would present any of my poems. The first folks performed pieces from the works of well-known poets such as Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson and Shakespeare. Without referring to written words, these poets portrayed ballads and
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own poems could read them out. When delivering a piece by another poet, one is required to memorise and perform it by heart. Of course, the environment was friendly and warm, so mistakes could be made … adding to the beauty and humanness of the event. I presented short poems from my collection and received a customary standing ovation: a first timer’s reward. I am thrilled to be sharing my work.
Forum narrative poetry brilliantly. It was a night of entertainment and I thought my style of poetry would not fit in with this wonderful occasion. However, others took to the microphone. One read a heartfelt poem he had written. It wasn’t comical or storytelling, it was straight from his heart. Because of this, I realised my poems would be appropriate and I was told people who write their
Suzie Palmer, Umina
Most recognised of Woy After having spoken to State ALP member Marie Andrews, the truth about her involvement to try and have Gosford Council rescind their decision to name the footbridge at Woy Woy the Spike Milligan Bridge has
She also added that the bridge was half paid for by the Labor Government, naturally forgetting that it was our taxes that paid for it. Her objection to the Spike Milligan name was: “He was a Pommie and not an Australian.” When asked why ddn’t she make her objection known during the public survey period as advertised by the Gosford Council and then later by the Sun newspaper, she stated that she was unaware of any council survey and that the council was extremely lax in letter her know what was going on. These remarks have come from our elected representative to the NSW State Parliament and I personally find them most unacceptable. Whether you like Spike or not, he was and still is the most recognised person that ever walked the streets of the sleepy town of Woy.
Forum finally been uncovered. Ms Andrews stated that her preference was for the name of a former Labor party member who lived in the area and someone who I had never heard of before.
Contributions Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy
Bangers & Mash 5-6 October Cheeky, good-hearted satire starring Drew Fairley & Kate Smith, exploring the 30-something dilemma of house-sharing and romance. The Next Cultural Laboratory is on 9th November - don’t miss the final Lab for 2007!
Laycock Street Theatre, North Gosford
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A Visual Celebratio Celebration
GOSFORD MUSICAL SOCIETY
Member for Gosford Marie Andrew says: “Local residents cannot afford to pay more as many are already under a great deal of financial strain, particularly those on fixed incomes and those suffering under a number of recent interest rate rises.”
Forum a packed auditorium at the Everglades Country Club on December 2 asked for assistance regarding the rise of 250% in jetty fees for those same residents. We got nothing from our Member! Kylie Kelly Phegans Bay
Where was her support when
Problems of illiteracy Illiteracy is the number one cause of young people going to prison. Generally, once a young person has been incarcerated for an extended length of time, they tend to be in and out of prison for the rest of their lives. Please be sure to make all mothers (and grandmothers) aware that extra reading, writing and arithmetic lessons assist their children long-term. Lots of support, praise and compliments are also necessary.
Forum The more encouragement, praise and compliments a child receives, the higher their self-esteem. The higher a child’s self-esteem, the better their abilities are. Increased awareness of the problems of illiteracy and the help that is required will keep many young people out of a lot of trouble and strife. Juanita Hutchesson Umina
Rudd should join Liberals Unfortunately, the majority of Australian’s support party autocracy in regards to governing the states and the country. As Australia is veering to a one party dictatorship, one feels, in the interest in democracy, one should give some advice to the Liberal Party. I suggest that they must secure, urgently, a supreme spin doctor, the likes of Bob Carr or Kevin Rudd.
Forum They must find a leader who has the spiel and charisma to orchestrate a fawning media. Then they wil have it made. In the old days, most politicians believed in something, but these days, it’s all spin, image and the money and the market. Keith Whitfield Woy Woy
HELP THE FAMILIES OF OUR DECEASED VETERANS
SUNDAY 12th AUGUST 60th Anniversary Celebrations
A fun day out for all the family, with Jumping Castle, sausage sizzle, demo’s and tours, a mock audition, bands and displays, and memorabilia from 60 years of musical theatre.
10am to 4pm
at Laycock Street Theatre, North Gosford and surrounding areas.
FREE FUN DAY OUT!
KING LEAR August 29-30 Riverside Theatres Parramatta present a modern & very physical adaptation of Shakespeare’s story of betrayal, greed, madness & death. Matinees available.
T H E S T U D I O G A L L E RY
Fatherhood - Heart & Soul by
The Benevolent Society and the Multi Arts Confederation A COMMUNITY EXHIBITION
24 August - 2 September 2007 Opening: Friday 24 August, 6.30pm
Peninsula Theatre (Cnr McMasters & Ocean Beach Rds, Woy Woy) and Laycock Street Theatre (Laycock St, Nth Gosford) are proudly owned & operated by Gosford City Council.
GOSFORD REGIONAL GALLERY AND ARTS CENTRE 36 Webb Street, East Gosford NSW 2250. Telephone: 02 4325 0056. PRINTED BY GOSFORD CITY COUNCIL, 49 MANN STREET, GOSFORD JULY 2007
carry a torch during legacy week Legacy is there for the families of those killed in times of war or on peacekeeping duties. Look for our badge sellers. Donate by phone on 1800 LEGACY (1800 534 229), visit www.legacy.com.au or donate at any Commonwealth Bank branch. Corporate supporters:
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Arts & Entertainment
Hands wander at folk club
Semi-figurative paintings shown
Chris Gillespie and The Wandering Hands will be appearing at the Troubadour folk club on Saturday, August 25, at 7pm. “This is a great chance to see a rising star in the music industry,” said Troubadour publicity officer Ms Leila Desborough. “They play various Sydney venues as well as music festivals across Australia. “Their music has been heard on radio stations such as ABC Radio National, FBI radio in Sydney and various community stations around Australia.” Ms Desborough said floor spots would also be available for local musicians. A light supper is also provided. The performance will be $10 for non-members, $8 for members and $7 concession The performance will take place
John Sorby of Merewether is exhibiting his “large semifigurative” paintings at the Patonga Bakehouse Gallery beginning Sunday, August 5.
at the CWA Hall, Woy Woy. For more information, telephone 4341 4060. Press release, 16 Jul 2007 Leila Desborough, Troubadour Central Coast
“His images are a fusion of loosely drawn figures with implied architectural structures. ‘The use of strong blues, reds, whites and blacks give a flag like boldness to the paintings,” Bakehouse painter Ms Jocelyn Maughan said. “John was trained in Newcastle and Melbourne and has exhibited widely and won numerous awards. “He has been an exhibitor in the recent Gosford Art Award and is preparing a work for the 2007 competition. “John tells me of his interesting family connection to Broken Bay though the Colonial-Admiralty
surveys of the 1860’s and now via his works referencing the shipping off Newcastle, so topical and apparent on the Central Coast horizon.” Ms Maughan said her “delicate watercolours of eggshells in vertiginous compositions” would also be on display, including her latest work “Tiepolo’s eggs” which was “reminiscent of the 18th Century Italian fresco painter of ceilings, Giambattista Tiepolo”. Ms Maughan said the works of Robin Norling, also on display, were broad in their range; from still life to abstraction, paintings from the 1960s to today. The gallery is open Sundays from 11am to 3pm or by appointment.
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“TO DO” LIST • Champagne Breakfast in
August every Wednesday (except 29th) & Saturday from 8am • Steak & Schnitzel Buffet
every Wednesday from 6pm • Nan’s Sunday Roast every
Sunday from 6pm • Seafood Buffet Last Friday
of every month from 6pm.
Robin Norling, Jocelyn Maughan and guest artist John Sorby
Opening 5th August Gallery open Sundays 11 to 3 or by appointment
Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club 51 - 52 The Esplanade Ettalong Beach NSW 2257 Telephone (02) 4343 0111 Fax (02) 4342 3639
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Saturday 25th August 2007 From 6.30pm - 1.00am Ettalong Beach Club Check out the website for full details or contact Di White on PH 4343 0111 or Email: dianne.white@ ebmc.com.au
Press release, 11 Jul 2007 Jocelyn Maughan, The Patonga Bakehouse Gallery
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Join the Vietnam Veterans’ Association in commemorating the Battle of Long Tan
SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 2007 Dine and/or be entertained in the Broken Bay Ballroom By comedian Brian Doyle And the Irene St John Band Dinner & Show $40.00 Show only $10.00
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What’s On in and around the Peninsula Listings in this section are free to not-for-profit community groups although a subscription to help support Peninsula News would be appreciated. Many events listed take place at the following locations: BFC, Beachside Family Centre, Umina Public School CWA, CWA Hall, Anderson Park, Brick Wharf Rd, Woy Woy EBACC, Ettalong Beach Arts & Crafts Centre, Kitchener Park, Cnr Picnic Pde & Maitland Bay Drive, Ettalong 4341 3599 EBWMC, Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club, 211 Memorial Ave., Ettalong 4341 1166 ECC, Everglades Country Club, Dunban Rd, Woy Woy 4341 1866 EMBC, Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club, 103 Springwood St Ettalong 4341 0087 EPH, Ettalong Progress Hall, Memorial Ave, Ettalong ESCC, Ettalong Senior Citizens Centre, Cnr. Karingi St & Broken Bay Rd Ettalong 4341 3222 MOW, Meals on Wheels Hall, Cnr Ocean Beach Rd and McMasters Rd. PBPH, Pearl Beach Progress Hall, Diamond Rd, Pearl Beach 4342 1459 PCC, Peninsula Community Centre, 93 McMasters Rd, Woy Woy 4341 9333 PCYC, Osborne Ave., Umina Beach 4344 7851 PWHC, Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, 20a McMasters Rd Woy Woy 4342 4905 UCH, Umina Community Hall, 6 Sydney Ave., Umina Beach 4343 1664 WH, Wagstaffe Hall, Cnr Wagstaffe Hall & Mulhall St Wagstaffe WWAC, Woy Woy Aged Care, Kathleen St 4341 3341 WWEC, Woy Woy Environment Centre, 267 Blackwall Road Woy Woy 4341 7974 WWLC, Woy Woy Leagues Club, 82 Blackwall Rd Woy Woy: 4342 3366 WWPH, Woy Woy Progress Hall, 76 Woy Woy Rd
DAILY EVENTS Woy Woy Pelican Feeding, 3pm Pelican Park, Fishermans Wharf. Playtime Mon-Fri 9am, Little Gym PCYC
TUESDAY First Tuesday of every month Buffalo Primo Lodge No 9, 7pm, UCH.
Second Tuesday of every month Playgroup for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island families, BFC Senior’s Idol, 1pm; Toastmasters, 7.30pm, Seniors Day 12 noon, enq: 4341 6842, EBWMC Get Together afternoon tea, ESCC, Pearl Beach Craft group, PBPH, 1.30pm. Stroke recovery group, 11.30am, MOW. Diabeties Support Group, 10am, ECC
Third Tuesday of every month Buffalo Lodge Knights Chp9, 7pm, UCH Woy Woy Peninsula Arthritis Branch, 10am, enq: 4342 1790, MOW
Fourth Tuesday of every month Playgroup for Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Island families. BFC Toastmasters, 7pm enq: 4341 6842, EBWMC Combined Pensioners assoc afternoon tea, enq: 4341 3222, ESCC
Every Tuesday The Web, Drop in centre 12-18yrs 12pm - 5pm, PCC Butterfly Group for Women who have suffered domestic violence 12.30pm PWHC Empire Bay Scrabble Club 9.15am-12.45pm, enq: 4369 2034 Judo 5pm, Playgroup 9am, Peninsula Dance and Theatre School 3.45pm, Dragon Kung Fu 6.30pm, Gambling Counselling by apointment, Latin Salsa Dance 8pm, School for Learning/ Seniors - over 55’s 10am, Belly Dancing, 1pm, PCC. Circuit Boxing (Women) 9am, Boxing/fitness training, 4pm (Junior) , 5pm (Senior), Breakdancing, 5pm; Gym Sessions 8am; Gym Circuit 9:15am & 6pm; PCYC Rotary Club of Woy Woy, 6pm, ECC Ladies Indoor Bowls-9am; Handicraft-9am; Cards-12.30pm; Computers, 9am, ESCC . Alcoholics Anonymous 6pm John the Baptist Church Hall, enq: 4379 1132 Bowls; 10am, Card Club; 7.30pm, Chess Club, 1pm, EBWMC Tai-Chi classes, 9.30am (ex sch hols), enq 4360 2705, WH Folk Art 9.30am, Silk Painting 1pm EBACC Children’s story time, Umina library, 10.30 am (Except Jan). Sahaja yoga meditation,10:30am enq: 4328 1409, CWA Playgroup 10am Kids 0-5yrs, WWPH, enq: Juhel 4342 4362 Woy Woy Blood Bank, 11.15am to 8.45pm, session time 1pm to 7pm, Ocean Beach Rd, Woy Woy Tap Dancing, EPH, 6pm, enq: 0438 033 039
WEDNESDAY First Wednesday of every month Older women’s network, 10.15am, enq:4343 1079, WWLC CWA social day, 10am, handicrafts, 1pm, enq: 4344 5192, CWA Ettalong Ratepayers & Citizens Progress Association, 7.30pm, EPH
Second Wednesday of every Month Woy Woy VIEW Club, Friendship Day, MOW, 11am, enq: 4344 1440. Red Cross, Umina branch meeting, Umina Uniting Church Hall, 1:30pm. Woy Woy Auxiliary, 10am enq: 4344 2599. Umina Beach Probus Club, 9.30am, ECC
Third Wednesday of every month Woy Woy VIEW Club - Luncheon, 10.30, enq: 4344 1440, ECC
Every Wednesday St John’s Ambulance; WWAC, 7pm Killcare - Wagstaffe Rural Fire Brigade 7.30pm Stanley St, Killcare, enq: 4360 2161. Brisbane Water Bridge Club,. 9.30am & 7.30pm enq: 4341 6763, Oil Painting, 9am, Scrapbooking 9am, Multi-craft needlework 10am, BJP School of Physical Culture, 3.30pm, 4-13 yrs enq: 4344 4924 Playgroup 10am,
Weight Watchers 5.30pm, Belly Dancing 7.30pm; School for Learning/Seniors 9am, Gambling and general counselling by appointment, Peninsula Dance and Theatre School from 3.45pm The Web, 12pm - 6pm; PCC . Peninsula Choir rehearsal 7.30pm St Andrews Hall Umina. Brisbane Waters Scrabble Club, MOW 6pm, enq: 4341 9929. Seniors fitness EPH 9am, enq: 4385 2080. Indoor Bowls 9am; Fitness 1pm Leatherwork 9am; Table Tennis 9am. Scrabble 1pm; Computers, 1.30pm, ESCC Gym Sessions 8am (Incl Self Defence for Young Women 1pm; Gym Circuit 6pm; Circuit Boxing (Women) 9am, Boxing/fitness training, 4pm (Junior) 5pm (Senior), PCYC Oils & Acrylics 9am, Pastels & Drawing 11.30am, EBACC Children’s story time, Woy Woy library, 10.30 (Exc Jan). Alcoholics Anonymous 12.15 & 6.30 , St John the Baptist Hall, Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy. Handicraft CWA, 9am, enq: 4341 1073. Country Women’s Association (CWA) Umina Beach craft day, 9am - noon, CWA Hall, Sydney Ave, Umina, enq: 4341 5627. Rotary Club of Umina, 6pm, ECC
THURSDAY Second Thursday of every month Outsiders Club, 9am; Brisbane Water Seniors 1pm Enq: 4344 5670 EBWMC Women’s Health Clinic Enq 4320 3741 PWHC Australiana Bus Trips PCC
Fourth Thursday of every month 9am Free immunization clinic for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island children 0 – 5 years, BFC Umina Probus, ECC, 10am. Women’s Health Clinic; PWHC 4320 3741
Every Thursday Creative Writing, CWA, Enq 4369 1187 Gambling and general counselling by appointment, Music 2-5yrs 9am, Yoga 10am, Brophy Circus Academy 5pm, Brisbane Water Bridge Club 12.30pm, enq. 4341 6763, Judo, 5pm Enq: 43424121; The Web, 12pm - 6pm Young Men’s Groups 12-18 yrs, 4342 3684; PCC Free entertainment 6.30 pm, School for Learning/Seniors 9am; Senior Snooker 8.30am Ballroom Dancing, 10am, Trivia, 7pm, Indoor Bowls, Fishing Club Raffle 5.15pm, EMBC. Bouddi Women’s Drumming, 2pm, 73 Highview Rd Pretty Beach, enq: 0425 229 651. Scrabble, 12.30pm. WWPH , Children’s art classes 4.30pm, EBACC Tai Chi 11.30am & 3.45pm; Dancing 9am; Indoor Bowls, 9am; Table Tennis, 1.45pm; Cards noon, ESCC St John’s Ambulance; Brisbane Water Cadets, 7pm, Enq:4341 3341. Children’s story time, 3 - 5 yrs Umina library, 10.30am (Exc Jan) Gym Sessions 8am, Gym Circuit 9am & 6pm Circuit Boxing (Women) 9am, Boxing/fitness training, 4pm (Junior) , 5pm (Senior) PCYC .
Social Tennis 9am-12pm, Pearl Beach Courts, enq: 4369 3195. Adult tap dancing, EPH 10am; enq: 4342 3925 Al-anon/Alateen family support group “The Cottage” Vidler Ave Woy Woy, 12:30pm, 7pm. Fairhaven Services Cash Housie, Ettalong Bowling Club 7.30pm Dance, 9am - 11:30am, ESCC, enq: 4344 3131.
FRIDAY Second Friday of every month 2pm Peninsula Twins Club Free. BFC RSL Sub branch EBWMC, 2.30pm.
Third Friday of every month Legacy Ladies, EBWMC, 10am, enq: 4343 3492.
Fourth Friday of every month South Bouddi Peninsula Community Assoc, WH, 1.30pm, enq: 4360 1002. Civilian widows, ESSC, 1pm.
Every Friday Kids entertainment Yrs 7 -12, 7.30pm, Playgroup, 10am Umina Uniting Church. Bingo 11.30am, UCH Enq:4343 1664 Lollipop Music Playgroup BFC 9.15am. Enq: 43 431929. Old Wags Bridge Club, WH (except 4th Fri) 1:30pm, enq: 4360 1820. Aqua-fitness, Woy Woy Hospital Hydro Pool, 1:30 & 2.30pm, enq: 4325 1869 Active Over 50’s Exercise Class EPH 9.15am, enq: 4342 9252 Watercolour Painting 10am, EBACC Painting 9am, Computers 1pm, Scrabble 1pm ESCC Gym Sessions 8am, Gym Circuit 9am Circuit Boxing (Women) 9am, Boxing/fitness training 4pm (Junior) 5pm (Senior) PCYC Peninsula Pastimes Ettalong Baptist Church, Barrenjoey Rd. 9.30am, (Ex sch hols), Primary Kids Club 4.30pm, enq:4343 1237 Alcoholics Anonymous 6pm, St John the Baptist Hall, Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy, enq: 4342 7303. Hardys Bay Community Church, indoor bowls, canasta, scrabble, morning tea 10am, enq 4363 1968. Kids Club (Primary) .4pm, Brisbane Water Bridge Club, 12.30pm, enq. 4341 6763, Weight Watchers 10am, Gambling Counselling by appointment, Peninsula Dance and Theatre School 3.45pm; The Web, 2pm9.30pm Doctor & Nurse for 12-18 yrs old, Brophy Circus Academy 5pm Kindygym 0 - 3yrs 9.15am, 3 - 5yrs 10.20am PCC Women’s walking group, 9am 11am PWHC Fishing Club. EBWM Krait RSL Day Club - 10am, WWAC - 4341 8564 Fairhaven Services Cash Housie, East Gosford Progress Hall 7.30pm
SATURDAY First Saturday of every month The National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Assoc Aust, EBWMC, 2.30pm Enq: 4340 4160
Second Saturday of every month
Melaleuca Wetland Regeneration Group, Boronia Ave, Woy Woy, 8am. Pretty Beach Bushcare group, Pretty Beach end Araluen Track, 8am. Save our Suburbs, 1pm, enq 4342 2251 WWPH Ex-Navalmen’s Assoc, Central Coast Sub-Section, WWLC 10am. Scrapbooking 12pm, PCC. enq 4342 3712
Third Saturday of every month Umina P & C Bushcare 9am, Umina Campus of BWSC, Veron Rd Umina. enq: 4341 9301 Market Day, 9am Sydney 2000 Park, UCH
Last Saturday every month Wagstaffe Bushcare group, Half Tide Rocks sign, 8am. Melaleuca Wetland Regeneration Group, Boronia Ave, Woy Woy, 8am
Every Saturday The Web, Activities for 1218yrs old, 4.30-9.30pm; Weight Watchers 8am, PCC Cash Housie St Mary’s Hall, Ocean View Rd Ettalong 7.30pm. Cabaret dance & floor show, 8pm free, Men’s 18 hole golf; Men’s triples bowls 1pm; Snooker 8.30am EBWMC Childrens Pottery 9.30am Silvercraft 1pm, EBACC Gym Sessions 9am, Drama & Discovery 9am PCYC. Brisbane Water Bridge Club, 12.30pm, Enq: 4341 0721, WWLC Al-anon/Alateen family support group Community Health building, Woy Woy Hospital 2pm Enq: 4344 6939. Woy Woy Environment Centre 10am. WWEC Enq 4342 6589. Car Boot Sale, Ettalong Markets. Community Dance, 1pm to 4pm, $2, ESCC, Enq: 4344 3131 / 4341 3222 Social Dance, New vogue, old time, $3 (inc. afternoon tea), 1pm, ESCC, enq: 4344 3131. Gamblers Anonymous, 2pm, PCC, 4342 0989.
SUNDAY First Sunday of every month Blackwall Mountain Bushcare, 9am cnr Blackwall Rd & Memorial Ave Enq: 4342 6995
Second Sunday of every month Buffalo Lodge, Woy Woy, No 381, 11am, Buffalo Lodge, Gosford No 63, UCH 1pm. Troubadour Acoustic Music Club, 1.30pm CWA Enq: 4342 9099
Third Sunday of every month Umina P & C Bushcare 9am BWSC, Enq: 4341 9301 Bushcare Group, Tennis Courts, Empire Bay, 9am Enq: 43692486 Vietnam Vets, 11am. Bootscooters, 2.30pm EBWMC Ettymalong Creek Landcare, Ettalong Rd, Umina, 8am, enq: 4342 2251. EBWM Fishing Club competition at Club House in Beach St, Ettalong.
Fourth Sunday of every month Buffalo Lodge Woy Woy 381 11am; Buffalo Lodge Gosford No 63 UCH 1pm. Burrawang Bushland reserve bushcare, Nambucca Dr playgrnd 9am 4341 9301.
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Arts & Entertainment
What’s On in and around the Peninsula Last Sunday of every month Ladies Auxiliary of Vietnam Vets, 10 am, EBWMC Lions Club Boot Sale & Mini Market, Rogers Park Woy Woy Enq: 4341 4151 Every Sunday Coast Community Church Services 9am & 5pm Enq 4360 1448 Al-anon/Alateen family support group “The Cottage” Vidler Ave Woy Woy 7pm. Patonga Bakehouse Gallery 11am Enq: 4379 1102
MONDAY First Monday of every month Endeavour View Club Luncheon ECC Contact 4342 1722 Pretty Beach P S P&C, Resource Centre 7:30pm, ph 4360 1587. Grandparents Parenting Support Group, Web Riley Room Catholic Church Woy Woy 4342 9995 Country Women’s Association meeting, 10am, CWA Hall, Sydney Ave, Umina, enq: 4341 5627.
Second Monday of every month Save the Children St Andrews Church Hall, Ocean Beach Rd Umina 1-30pm Enq 4324 4389 Women 50+ Group Chat, PWHC RSL Women’s Auxiliary, EBWMC, 9am. Pretty Beach/Wagstaffe Progress Assoc WH 7:30pm, Enq: 4360 1546 Killcare Heights Garden Club, 10:30am, Enq: 4344 4520 Coastal Crones (over 50’s), PWHC
Third Monday of every month War widows Guild, EBWMC 1pm, Enq: 4344 3486
Fourth Monday of every month Labor Party Peninsula Day Branch, CWA, 1pm. Carers support group, Group room, Health Service Building, Woy Woy Hospital, Enq: 4344 8427.
Last Monday of every Month WWLT Playreading, Woy Woy P.S. 7.30pm , Enq: 4341 2931
Every Monday Walking with other Mums Enq: Liz Poole 4320 3741 3Cs–Craft, Coffee & Conversation, 12.30pm BFC. Enq: 43 431929 Yoga WH 9.30am Enq: 4360 1854. Computers, 1pm, Dancing 9am; Indoor Bowls-9am; Mahjong 1pm; Fitness 1pm; Yoga for beginners 2.30pm; ESCC. Gym Sessions 8am, Tiny
Tots 9:15am, Circuit Boxing (Women) 9.00am, Boxing/ fitness training, 4.00pm (Junior) , 5pm (Senior) PCYC Fairhaven Cash Housie 7.30pm & Bingo 11am EMBC Arts and Crafts for people with a disability 11am, Enq. 4341 9333 Patchwork & Quilting, 10am, Pottery 10am & 1pm EBACC Children’s Story Time, Woy Woy Library. 10.30 am Gentle Exercise for over 50’s, 9.30am, Yoga, 10am, Brisbane Water Bridge Club. 12.30pm, BJP School of Physical Culture 3.45pm, Peninsula Dance and Theatre School 3.45pm, Gambling & general Counselling by appointment, Music 2-5 yrs 9am PCC Craft group, 1pm BFC Fairhaven Services Cash Housie, Ettalong Bowling Club 7.30pm
Short and Sweet awards night The first regional Short and Sweet festival concluded with a “sell-out” awards night on Saturday, July 28, as part of the final performance at the Peninsula Theatre in Woy Woy. The season showcased the best 10 works each of 10 minutes entered by Central Coast playwrights. They featured many local actors and directors, along with a few visiting guest performers. “Winner of the award for Best Original Script was Alexander Gibbs for Dialogue, a quirky romantic two-hander about life, time, god and everything else, with a brilliant twist at the end,” said theatre marketing director Ms Lisa Kelly. “Best Actor was Randall Stagg as Peter Sellers in Black Dog, Pink Panther, a hilarious romp where
Sellers visits Woy Woy’s most famous resident, Spike Milligan, in hospital suffering from depression. “The award for Best Director went to local theatre personality Brenda Logan for the very moving Child’s Play, written by Shaun Cramond Tinkler. “Audience votes throughout the week-long season were tallied and the joint People’s Choice winners were declared in a tie: John’s Liver, and Black Dog, Pink Panther. “John’s Liver by Tumbi Umbi journalist and writer Richard Noone is a brilliant comedy where hungover internal organs complain about their treatment. “Black Dog, Pink Panther was written by Steven McGrath and directed by Ross Stagg with Randall Stagg as Peter Sellers and Nick McDougall as Spike Milligan.” Ms Kelly said other plays selected for the season included
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Upcoming Events August 11th - Battle of Long Tan Commemoration, 3.45pm, EBWMC August 12th - Dr Helen Caldicott talk, 2pm, $5, PBCH August 14th - Bush Flower Essences, PWHC 7pm August 25th - Chris Gillespie and the Wandering Hands, 7pm, $10, $8, $7, CWA Hall, Woy Woy August 27th - Volunteering information session Peninsula Community Centre 9.30am August 30th - Advanced Numerology, PWHC 10am September 19th - Holistic Kinesioloigy, 10am September 26th - Make your own earings, PWHC 10am October 16th - Chiropractic Health, PWHC, 10am October 23rd PWHC Volunteer Training, PWHC, 9.30am October 24th - Better Health Self Management, PWHC, 10am
How Green Was My Grocer by Donna Cameron, Polemic by Rod Milgate, Stand by Josh Gibbs, The AWA by Simon Tonkin, Meditations of a Blind Man Eating a Peach by Jade Maitre and The Final Hour by Dorian Mode. Central Coast festival director Steven Hopley paid tribute to the large company of actors, writers, directors and technicians who had put the show together. Gosford Council arts and culture manager Ms Debra Schleger said the festival would become an annual fixture on the Central Coast arts calendar. Short and Sweet Central Coast was a spin-off of the Short and Sweet Festival which holds annual events in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore and shortly in Malaysia, the US and Britain.
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Distinctions in English Several students at Woy Woy South Public School recently received distinctions and credits in the University of NSW English Competition, according to English coordinator Ms Josephine Booth. “Congratulations to the 36 students who participated in the University of NSW English competition that was held last term,” Ms Booth said. Four students received distinctions placing them in the top
10 per cent of the state. They were Jasmine Mandy, Chelcie Davies, Lauren Hayes and Hannah Monaghan. Another nine students received credits. The students were Aleesha Caldwell, Sarah Monaghan, Athene Rhodes, Matthew Da Silva, Sarah Hatch, Caitlin McParlane, Luke Reilly, Elizabeth Smith and Blake Batton. Newsletter, 24 July 2007 Josephine Booth, Woy Woy South Public School Grace Richardson getting her face painted on the night
Scouts join kite-flying Umina Scout Group celebrated 100 years of Scouting in Australia on Sunday, July 29, by taking part in the 100-Up Challenge. Eight Umina Joeys joined other Central Coast Scout groups at Hylton Moore Park, East Gosford. The Joeys Scout section of the club is for boys and girls aged six and seven years old. The aim of the challenge was to get 100 kites in the air at one time. The challenge coincided with the opening of the World Scout Jamboree in London. Umina Scout Group leader Ms Karen Sissons said the kids had a great day together.
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Fireworks go off at second attempt Pretty Beach Public School’s annual fireworks night recent saw hundreds gathered to watch the winter display, according to Principal Ms Vicki Redrup. “The parents, staff and children of the school were relieved the weather stayed at bay for this second attempt at the fundraiser,” Ms Redrup said. “The event had initially been intended for the weekend of the June gales.” Ms Redrup said the day began with a rush for show bags before the children took to the games corner and Bumpy Castle. “There was a constant line of children keen to have their face
painted,” Ms Redrup said. “The cake stall did a roaring trade, the soup was delicious and the fruit ice creams a hit with everyone “The penultimate highlight of the night however, came when The Boy’s Year Six Drummers and Year Five music students took to the field. “Drumming teacher Mr Rowan Jones kept the boys on queue as they got the crowd in tune with their African rhythms. “Finally, the bigger than ever display hit the night sky mesmerising the crowd with its noise, colour and brightness.” Fireworks night organiser Ms Peta Randall, mother to three at
Pretty Beach, said the night had been yet another success. Ms Randall said: “The night just shows what a happy industrious school, and community, we have here in Pretty Beach. “Practically every parent at the school has been involved in the night and it’s something the kids look forward to every year.” Ms Redrup said she was proud of the way everyone was able to enjoy himself or herself and thanked the Killcare Fire Brigade for making sure the night went off safely. Press release, 26 Jul 2007 Vicki Redrup, Pretty Beach Public School
Doing well in maths Several students at Woy Woy South Public School have received distinctions and credits in a mathematics competition. “Forty nine students from Woy Woy South Public School participated in the mathematics competition,” mathematics coordinator Ms Tracey McKeown said.
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Significant Women: Joyce Craig Joyce Craig spent 18 years as private secretary to the chief executive on Hornsby & District Hospital where she wore two hats when she was appointed the Hospital's first public relations officer. She was the minute secretary to all meetings, Board of Directors, sub committees and medical. Joyce chalked up many firsts. In 1962, after the concept was brought back from the United States by Matron Morgan, Joyce organised the first Pink Ladies Auxiliary in a NSW hospital, talked to women's groups, organised a conference between hospital executives and matrons and, in less than two years, had recruited over 300 volunteers for her own hospital. In 1958 she organised the first Blood Donors Days held outside the Blood Bank and soon had recruited donors for two days, twice a year. Most of the volunteers came from the business houses and factories in the district. She liaised with government protocol officials when organising official opening of buildings, as well as with Woman's Day for a series of medical stories. In that post-war period, hospitals had no funds for special projects, so Joyce took up fund raising in her own time. Her weekly column in a local newspaper helped gain support of business houses, the media
A second edition of “Significant Women of the Central Coast 2007” has been published as an International Women’s Day project. The first edition was published last year. It was collated by Ms Margaret Hardy, Gosford Council’s Citizen of the Year, on behalf of the Multi Arts Confederation and Friends of Caroline Bay Inc and printed by Gosford Council in March. Women included in the publication have been nominated by their friends and admirers of their work, according to Ms Hardy. “Most have a social conscience which drives them to make a difference, correct injustices, create works of art, or are creative in their approach to people and life,” Ms Hardy said. Peninsula News has been given permission to feature the profiles of women of the Peninsula in each edition in further recognition of their contribution to the community. Cec Bucello, 13 Apr 2007
and the local printer and many volunteers for her various projects. She organised evening fashion parades, art exhibitions in Westfield Plaza and raffled an annual Christmas stocking - 6ft of donated goods with voluntary ticket sellers. She also established annual flower shows, opening of prize winning gardens, including Wrigleys and secured prizes for the Hospital's annual golf day. Among other functions, she set up bridal parades, commenced several new auxiliaries, including the first staff auxiliary in a public hospital as well as a younger set, wrote a staff magazine and organised the Hospital's first Spring Festival, which is still held on the day she chose. Showcases throughout the hospital sold donated hand-made goods and she formulated the
hospital's first Open Day. She instigated monthly Departmental Heads meetings, and undertook tours for the new staff and, often at night or weekends, conducted tours for community groups. In the Westfield Shopping Centre was a permanent large billboard on which were displayed photos and notices of hospital events. Her ideas were gathered when representing the hospital at conferences throughout the States including, Tasmania, also from family and friends. Joyce was a Fellow of Australian Hospital's Public Relations Association. On her retirement, the Board of Directors created Joyce a Life Member for Meritorious Service. She is presently a Fellow of the Fellowship of Australian Writers
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NSW. Inc. Joyce Craig was born on September 1 1920, in Bathurst, grew up in Newcastle, reared her family in Sydney and moved to Woy Woy in 1980 after becoming widowed. She then joined the Central Coast Family History Society. At this time the only information Joyce had of her parents' heritage, was that her paternal great grandfather, who had jumped ship in Australia, came from Scotland and that her maternal grandmother grew up in Ballarat,Victoria. Records revealed that 21 years old John Thomas Hunter, a seaman from the Orkney Islands, jumped ship in Newcastle on 25th July 1852. After much searching, Joyce began corresponding and making friends, with Hunter relatives in the Orkney Islands, England, Scotland, Canada and America. Her first family history book was born - "The Hunters from Birsay Orkney to Australia 1727-1997". This was launched in Watson's Bay with many relatives present. From then, every spare minute found her either in the History section of Gosford, Mitchell or State Libraries or The Archives. After obtaining several hundred birth, death or marriage certificates (84 for one book), writing near a thousand letters all over the world, Joyce has now published five family history books.
She considers one of the most interesting of her books is "Sam Barby's Reprieve". In 1823, three days prior to his scheduled hanging, her great grandfather's sentence was changed to "Transportation beyond the seas for the duration of the term of his natural life". Joyce researched this family back to 1691 in Northhampton and has found (at last count), 2049 descendants of Sam and his convict wife Maria, with a further 1134 spouses and extended families. They became successful farmers in Victoria. This book was launched in Geelong. Five books of over 200 pages each, record stories collected from almost 10,000 direct descendants of her first settler fore bears as well as some history of Australian States. Several books have had second and third printings. Two books have been accepted in the Henderson Awards of the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc in Melbourne and the Premier's Award in NSW. Joyce is a founding member of the Woy Woy Writers. In 14 years, this group has published five books of short stories and poems, which Joyce has typeset for the printer. Her 12th great-grandchild was born at Christmas 2005
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Clearing allowed before construction certificate Gosford Council has resolved to allow clearing before a construction certificate is issued for a proposed retirement village on Hillview St, Woy Woy. It resolved to modify Condition 1 of the development application to state that no works could be commenced without a construction certificate other than investigative earthworks, clearing of vegetation within the proposed building envelope and activities associated with weed removal, native plant and seed harvesting. Condition one previously stated that “no works shall be commenced until a construction certificate has been issued”. Council has also resolved to approach Bush Care groups to obtain their support for the most appropriate use of the 1500 cubic metres of endangered ecological community topsoil. Cr Terri Latella dissented from the motion. Australian Conservation Foundation Central Coast branch president Mr Mark Snell spoke against the motion at the meeting. Although not objecting to changes to condition one in itself, Mr Snell stated that other conditions should also have been changed and considered at the same time. “Condition 81 of the development consent requires permission from the Department of Environment
and Climate Change (DEC) if, among other things, the order in which clearing takes place is to change,” Mr Snell said. “There is no evidence that the DEC has given permission for this. “Let’s be clear: This is not minor. “The application is to allow clearing of the whole building envelope – the full extent of clearing to be undertaken for this development. “It also allows work to occur in the remaining bush area. “It overrides the previous plans for the staged clearing of the site. “It allows this to proceed without important environmental safeguards. “The developer will not be required to pay a security deposit. “He will not be required to pay any money into an environmental trust before clearing takes place. “This means that if, for any reason, development stops, there is no money to restore the damage that has been done.” “There are many reasons that development might stop.” Mr Snell said that one reason was that the developer had asked for several other changes to conditions of consent. “Not all the details are public,” he said. “However, the developer has written to council saying he is not prepared to comply with Condition 80, which requires compensatory
works. “He claims that an agreement was reached. His contribution to the trust fund was in place of these works. “If this agreement existed, why was it not reflected in the consent conditions? “The DEC does not appear to agree with the developer. “And, if the DEC does not agree with the proposed change and the developer is not prepared to do the work required, the development would be brought to a halt. “We could be left with extensive environmental damage and no mechanism to rectify it. “Condition 80 and the trust fund payments compensate for
the damage sustained by this development. “The payments to the fund were staged to reflect the clearing of the property. “If the clearing of the property is to happen at once, payment of the full $225,000 should also be required at once. “If council is to proceed, at the very least, this application should be treated together with the other requested changes.” Mr Snell said the application should have been referred to the DEC, advertised for public comment and a fresh assessment made of the merits of the new compensatory proposal. “Because the changes
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Learn pelican rescue techniques Peninsula residents interested in helping injured pelicans will soon have the opportunity to learn rescue techniques. Australian Seabird Rescue spokesperson Rae Fiechter of Woy Woy said a workshop would be held at The Entrance by Australian Seabird Rescue founder Lance Ferris. The seabird rescue workshop will be held on Saturday, August 11, between 8.30am and 4pm at the Oaks Waterfront Resort, The Entrance. Mr Fiechter said: “Recognising
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Rainfall less than one third July was the driest month since October last year, according to rainfall figures supplied by Mr Jim Morrison of Woy Woy. With just 31.2mm for the month, rainfall was less than a third of the month’s average fall of 97.8mm.
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Same site proposed for new surf club Gosford Council officers have recommended the demolition of the existing Killcare Surf Club, and its reconstruction on the same site in Beach Dr, Killcare. Council’s development assessment staff stated in a recent report that “realistic and affordable opportunities for redevelopment of the Killcare Surf Club are limited” and that “essentially duplicating the existing building envelope is the best option”. “Any alternative locations would involve delays and substantial additional costs,” the staff stated. Council officers suggested that from an economic perspective the proposal was “the only option”
available to council to allow replacement of the existing Surf Club within the near future. In discussing the stability of the site, council officers stated that the engineering design, together with the conditions of consent, were aimed at minimising damage in the event of a storm. Officers noted that the Killcare site “appears to be sited above a rock shelf and less prone to storm erosion”. “A critical storm event that may remove the volume of sand and other improvements around the surf club from the beach such that substantial regeneration works were required may not occur in the lifetime of the new building,” officers stated.
“If the existing surf club became unusable and Killcare Beach were to be left without a surf club facility due to re-development of the facility becoming uneconomical or not being carried out because of the recommendations contained in the Coastal Management Plan, the issue of beach safety for beachgoers will arise. “The probability of an event such as a drowning to occur due to the removal of the existing facility would very likely be far higher than the occurrence of the relevant storm event (this is an opinion only as there are no statistics or other evidence to support this contention).” Council agenda ENV.59, 7 Aug 2007
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