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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


Submissions raise 14 issues with intersection plans

A consultation report issued by Transport for NSW last September has reported that 30 submissions have raised 14 issues with the intersection plans for Blackwall Rd.

None of the 30 submissions has resulted in a change to the intersection designs.

Several of the responses said the issues raised would be "subject to further refinement as the project design and planning progresses".

Only in one case did Transport for NSW seem to indicate it was willing to reconsider a small part of its plan.

A comment was made about the plans for Allfield Rd east that: "Angled parking is on wrong side of the road and at a cost to parallel parking."

The Transport NSW response was: "Further design and planning stages will include refinements to the Allfield Rd east layout to minimise impact on Home Timber and Hardware customers and suppliers in consultation with the business.

"This may include reverting to parallel street parking."

Resident concerns included making Allfield Rd east a one-way street, routing trucks and buses down Farnell Rd East, slowing traffic with two sets of traffic lights at Farnell Rd as well as Allfield Rd, the creation of "rat runs" in the back streets, garbage collection in Allfield Rd east, and increased use of Edward St,

The next design and planning stages identified in the report included detailing active transport crossings, landscape planning, drainage provisions, noise impact and environmental assessment, pedestrian crossings and turn restrictions.

In a section on pedestrian and cycle facilities, the next planning stages "will further detail the active transport crossings and connectivity to existing and proposed paths in the adjoining local roads"

They "will include landscape plans that will identify new planting to offset the loss of any trees that need to be removed".

They "will examine drainage provisions in Farnell Rd to ensure the existing impact is not increased with the implementation of the proposed upgrade".

"Operational noise impact and possible treatments will be investigated and addressed in the environmental assessment which is the next planning phase for the project.

"Further investigations aimed at improving pedestrian safety at pedestrian crossings will be take place in in the next phase of design and planning."

At McMasters Rd, "the exact location of the pedestrian activated lights is subject to further refinement as the project design and planning progresses".

"As the design and planning progresses we will investigate restricting the northbound right turn from Blackwall Road into Farnell Road to limit eastbound traffic on Farnell Road."

The report recommends "continuing consultation with the community ... throughout the next planning stages".

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