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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
Stop the sham of 'public exhibition'
Concern at secret parking meters proposal
Pretend consultation while secret decisions are made
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
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
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


Environment group decides 'priority actions'

The Pearl Beach Environment Group has announced its priority actions, following its recent formation.

They include environmental education and making submissions on government policies and strategies as well as individual development applications.

Group convenor Ms Mary Knaggs said the group's activities would include community environment conservation education and awareness-raising through publication and events.

She said that, representing its members, the group would lobby and make submissions about relevant local government and government. policies and strategies and about the implementation of those policies and strategies.

It would also make submissions on selected individual development proposals where the group's aims and the aims and objectives of the relevant legislation and guidelines were not being met.

She said it would help individuals make their own submissions and provide information on its website about how to make a credible submission.

The group would liaise with similar groups in Pearl Beach and on the Central Coast.

Ms Knaggs said the group had been formed as an independent group from the Pearl Beach Progress Association but with its support.

She said the objective was "to protect and enhance the environment and encourage nature conservation within the village of Pearl Beach".

The group defined "environment" is in its broadest sense and included the man-made and the natural environment, and included the sensory as well as the physical environment.

"We will also be concerned with issues that are outside of Pearl Beach but which might impact on our 'environment," she said.

Ms Knaggs said the group had six draft aims:

1. To educate property owners, residents and visitors about the special qualities of Pearl Beach and its setting, including its environmental and cultural significance.

2. To promote recognition by authorities and other relevant groups of the special qualities of Pearl Beach and its setting.

3. To promote the principles of sustainable development.

4. To conserve biodiversity and protect and enhance indigenous wildlife populations and habitats - to promote the conservation, planting and maintenance of native vegetation, particularly vegetation indigenous to the area, and especially to protect existing tree cover.

5. To promote development that is sympathetic to the Pearl Beach environment and character - and to the immediate context of each development - particularly with regard to discouraging intrusive designs with excessive site coverage, bulk and height. To recognise that to achieve this often a level of urban, architectural and landscape design skills are required.

6. To work with other relevant groups in Pearl Beach and on the Central Coast to achieve these aims.

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