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6 Apr 2021
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Two-year delay in dredging decision announcement
Ettalong channel decision long overdue, says Tesch
Comment sought on Esplanade shared zone design
Tesch welcomes State dredging of Ettalong channel
Residents 'should reclaim standing' in planning process
Minimal feedback sought on intersection plans
Help wanted to restore folding bikes
Three townhouse gun-barrel development proposed
Group calls for submissions on design and place policy
Save Our Woy Woy submits objection on Farnell Rd
Environment group decides 'priority actions'
Subdivision recommended for Mrs Wilson's shop site
Comment on nothing?
Submissions raise 14 issues with intersection plans
Council to proceed with paid foreshore parking
Tesch welcomes easing of restrictions
Bookings open for Seniors Festival activities
Emergency planning workshop for seniors
Expired flares collected at Lions Park
Headsets provided for music therapy
Food drive for Coast Shelter
Tesch suggests groups apply for women's sport grants
Church newsletter suggests supporting Mingaletta
Morning tea for Rotary women
Lack of debate on petition draws criticism from Tesch
Marine Rescue offers radio licence course
Titanic Dinner is 'well on track'
Raffle tickets and auction bids available despite sell-out
New signboard for St John's church?
Helping with flood clean-up
Fundraising event for Rotary project in Uganda
Accommodation booked out for Easter
Different activity each day in imagination zone
Third wettest month in 16 years
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Stop the sham of 'public exhibition'
Concern at secret parking meters proposal
Pretend consultation while secret decisions are made
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Hospital walls decorated with colouring-in
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Another sold-out concert at the Troubadour folk club
Children's leaf artwork workshop at Woy Woy library
Ephemeral art entries close on Monday
Writers' Festival announces six featured authors
Guitar concert planned for Pearl Beach
Blues music brought to Ettalong
Art works on display in Ettalong
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Historic first student win in annual volleyball tournament
New mural at Woy Woy South
Parents told of need for Working with Children checks
School disco raises $1740
Parents' group elects new committee
Teachers take part in Connecting to Country course
School leaders attend young leaders' conference
Touch football win
Reading on 25 nights
Libraries resume Storytime sessions
School publishes strategic plan
Charli calls for nominations to Minister's Student Council
Targeted well-being programs support 45 students
School motto resonates with mural artist
Steps to access support from external providers
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Unicycle hockey team starts at community centre
Novice bridge championship results
Cricket players win association awards
Junior cricketers receive association awards
Footy Bowls Day attracts 80 bowlers
John Goddard awarded life membership
Free skateboard building workshop at Woy Woy oval
Boat crews win their sections in regional series
Umina bowls results
Touch players make NSW Catholic championships
Delay in championship bowls schedule
Netball results
Inflatable obstacle course for school holidays
Ourimbah to play Lions in first rugby union round
Sets of bowls go missing
Netball teams make it to Hunter League finals
Umina wins two out of three pennant games
Bridge club to hold four red point events this month
Touch association to hold annual meeting
Ettalong bowlers represent zone

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Ettalong channel decision long overdue, says Tesch

The decision of the State Government to take responsibility for the Ettalong Channel is long overdue, according to Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.

"While this is a huge win for the community, I am extremely disappointed in the Liberal Government's slow decision-making process when it comes to our vital and pristine waterway."

After years of campaigning, the Ettalong Channel has been declared a "key investment location" by the State Government meaning dredging the area will become a responsibility of the NSW Government, she said.

"This means the long-standing controversy concerning who should foot the bill for the dredging has been settled - determined to be no longer the responsibility of Central Coast Council.

"The dredging disasters in 2017 had devastating effects on our community by severely cutting our tourism in Ettalong and consequently causing financial stress for so many local businesses."

"Our ferry commuters were also left stranded with hundreds who usually travel to work and to school unable to do so."

Central Coast Council was forced to close the channel in 2018 and in 2019 as they struggled to finance the dredging due to the NSW Liberal Government only offering half the cost.

The NSW Liberal Government's reneging of responsibility and inaction during that period Ms Tesch said was still being felt today.

"After 10 years at the helm, the NSW Liberal Government has finally recognised it has left our community behind with its complete lack of responsibility on dredging."

"Our Council is still reeling from their failed forced amalgamation by this Government.

"While this is a positive step for our community, there's a lot more work that needs to be done by this Liberal Government to repair the cost-shifting harm they've imposed on Central Coast Council which our community will now have to pay for."





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