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

EXTRA!!!

Save Our Woy Woy submits objection on Farnell Rd

The Save Our Woy Woy community group has submitted an objection to a new application for 18 units over five house lots at 8 Farnell Rd, Woy Woy.

It stated that continuing approval of developments of this style would "create an environment that would make the Peninsula virtually unliveable".

A previous application for 34 units was approved for the site in May 2019, despite objections from local residents.

The group has objected to the new application on the basis that it does not meet minimum standards in the State Government guidelines for "Low Rise Housing Diversity Design".

In particular, the group said that the internal laneway design did not meet the standard for safe pedestrian and vehicle movements.

"With virtually no overwatch, no separate pedestrian walkways and vehicles frequently reversing from both directions, this 'running the gauntlet' will be extremely hazardous, especially for young children," the submission stated.

The group also objected on the grounds of non-compliant setbacks, a non-compliant floor space ratio, car-parking encroaching into setbacks, unarticulated buildings , a wasteful use of space, and "too many units and cars - not enough landscaping".

The group said the application was based on an invalid traffic report and an outdated arboricultural report, and was not in the public interest.

"If the 18 units planned for this site are all fully occupied, the human population could be as high as 75.

"It is extremely likely that the total number of cars owned by residents will be well in excess of the number of resident car parks provided (29)," the submission stated.

"It is not logically possible for such mass injections of extra vehicles to be repeated ad nauseam down the length of Blackwall Rd without major infrastructure improvements well in excess of the tweaking of a few intersections."

The submission stated: "The suggested common areas for residents and landscaping are token affairs when compared to the huge area devoted to cars.

"The laneway down the middle of this development will be stark and sterile with one line of garages facing another line of garages across a 6.26 metre wide laneway that runs the

entire length of the site.

"We already have one of the hottest suburbs in NSW due to the lack of shade trees.

"We are in grave danger of creating an environment on the Peninsula that is virtually unliveable.

"Where are our priorities?" the submission concluded.





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