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31 May 2021
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Residents to pay $8M more after 42.1 per cent rate rise
Rate rise is Liberal Merger Tax, says Tesch
Public inquiry into council is open for submissions
Crouch urges residents to make inquiry submissions
Greens to start de-merger petitions
Administrator's 'facts' are wrong, says community group
Rotary club to hold book fair at PCYC
Men's Shed to hold annual sale
Arboretum receives 'koala song meter'
Open space policies under threat, says green group
Strategy lists 21 playgrounds but 20-year wait for others
Tree group gives reasons for saving council reserves
Petition to save Memorial Ave reserve sent to council
Rotary donates $1000 to each of five community groups
Tea Cosy Expo with Devonshire Teas
Fishing club donates to Vietnam veterans
Student driving course available free of charge
Special Rotary evening
Lion Island penguins benefit from Hawkesbury cleanup
Preschoolers use their own Opal cards
PCYC calls for volunteers
Encouragement to buy locally
Pearl Beach pool cleaned
Gabrielle named Volunteer of the Year
Tesch calls for support for oyster growers
MP hopeful that doctor shortage is lessening
Wednesday Wanderers travel to Davistown
New restaurant
Year's rainfall is spot on average
Details of five-storey Umina proposal available
CEN criticises 'excessive' approval of non-compliance
Contribution requirement reduced by $1200
More time for comment after portal anomalies revealed
Three townhouses proposed for sub-standard site
Flats proposal still in pre-lodgement review
Urgency to protect what green spaces we have left
State policy to protect and invest in open space
Council threat to mental and physical health and welfare
Put toll on M1 to pay council's debts
Reserve is oasis in rotting neighbourhood
Why not solar panels at carpark?
Austin Butler land should not be sold
Regional plan requires investment in open space
Breastscreen bus at Woy Woy for June
Hospital is supported by 17 volunteers
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Folk club holds house concert
Ephemeral art trail to be held over three weeks
Coastal Twist Festival preparation starts
Charli Grant appointed to Minister's student council
Umina campus students walk to Patonga
Last day for scholarship applications
Students visit Newcastle stadium for numeracy day
Whole school listens to book reading in space
Defeated in penalty shoot-out
Office staff thanked on Public Education Day
Dress rehearsal for dance performances
Three dance groups attend dress rehearsals
Outing to the shops
A virtual classroom hosts cattle farmer
Charity bowls raises $32,600
Grade 6 Pennant comes down to the wire for Umina
Ettalong Red loses to Bateau Bay for Grade 7 pennant
Slow start for Woy Woy in hard-fought encounter
Hornsby rubgy union victory in round seven
Tour de Central Coast stages to start at Woy Woy
Restricted bridge championship winners
Ducks elect new committee
Apply for funding, now, says Tesch



Tesch calls for support for oyster growers

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch is calling on the NSW Government to "support struggling oyster growers and slash red tape that's hindering them from accessing financial assistance".

She said: "Oyster growing in the Brisbane Water and the Hawkesbury is vital to our waterways and local ecology.

"It supports many local jobs and a number of businesses which have been in our community for more than four generations."

"After speaking directly with each of these businesses, we know that our local oyster industry has been left behind.

"The NSW Liberal Government needs to step up and protect these businesses from ongoing devastation."

Ms Tesch said she had met oyster growers from across the Brisbane Water and Hawkesbury River with Labor's Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Ms Jenny Aitchison on Wednesday, May 26.

Ms Tesch said one of the biggest issues for oyster growers following the March floods was the quality of water, which was essential for oyster production and pearl culture.

"The devastation came on the back of three years of drought, bushfires and the pandemic.

"Experts have warned it may take up to three years for the industry to recover.

"The Government recently announced primary producer recovery grants but growers said they have been unable to access all or part of the $75,000 grants due to the complex eligibility requirements."

Ms Aitchison said oyster growers desperately needed fee relief and practical support.

Ms Aitchison is urging the Government to provide an immediate waiver of all government fees payable by oyster growers and relief from the Local Shellfish Program Levy over the next 12 months.

She also wants additional support from the Department of Primary Industries to local oyster growers to assist them in applying for the $75,000 grants and coordinating restocking.

Ms Aitchison said: "With a small window to catch spat again in June 2021, such assistance is critical."

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