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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



State policy to protect and invest in open space

I wish to object to the sale of the council asset at 83 and 85 Brisbane Ave, Umina Beach, and at 7 and 9 Angler St, Woy Woy.

This vacant reserve should be kept as a recreational green space with trees.

On the Peninsula, we have a growing team of energetic volunteers who are mobilised to turn such reserves into places of sustainable long term value for those who live near them.

Please note what has been achieved at the Runway Park, Woy Woy, and Guyangil Park, Umina.

It is also in Council's own interest to maintain these green spaces for the liveability of its current and future residents.

The Central Coast's own Regional Plan 2036 includes actions to protect and invest in open space.

Action 18.4 advises: "Enhance the amenity and attractiveness of existing places."

Evidence from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's own records clearly show that, when surveyed, the community places maximum importance on restoring the environmental values of crown land and the use of crown land for green space in urban areas.

Thermal studies in 2018 by SEED Consulting also revealed an alarming "heat bowl" in Umina Beach and across many Central Coast suburbs, due to a lack of canopy.

It would be in our long term economic interest to retain and nurture our pocket parks and reserves to increase the liveability of our suburbs and the wellbeing of humans and wildlife.

Ultimately with backyards shrinking, suburbs offering this life-giving amenity are where people will want to invest their money.

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