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12 Jul 2021
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Audit finds Woy Woy car spaces will cost $211,000 each
Ferry service abandons pet ban plan
'We cannot afford to be complacent' - Crouch
CWA still waiting for compensation for wharf land
Group may ask for Bays roads to be 'shared zones'
CWA branch calls on council to be 'fair and transparent'
ACF branch calls for retention of playground and tree
Media release ignores facts of playground strategy
Palm Beach ferries diverted
Actions of first Administrator should be examined - CEN
Grants program opens with $900,000
Wicks wants the Central Coast 'a stand-alone region'
More improvements to Patonga hall
MPs call for more government support
Speed camera program raises fines not safety - Tesch
Use vouchers with local businesses, Tesch urges
MP runs colouring and drawing competition
Pearl Beach Challenge postponed due to lockdown
Rotary club takes 'Christmas' holiday
Six topics identified for church purpose statement
Umina Rotary hears about Clean4Shore success
Egg and bacon roll morning still planned
Garage sale might have been better with good weather
Date for fete at Patonga
Four books to discuss at next CWA book club
Guide dog puppy raising is 'giving back to community'
Bays group registers for QR code
A new theme for a new president
Leadership positions vacant at Baptist church
Tree lovers welcomed
Pandemic winner
Clean4shore to hold annual meeting
Rotary awards honorary memberships
Fellowship awarded to club treasurer
Plans to fly to England
Shops offer online ordering and contact-free pick-up
Thanks to Rotary club from Uganda
Little rain for start of July
Four-unit development proposed for Paul St
Planning comments may go unnoticed
Three-unit development proposed for Bowden Rd
Liquour licence applications considered
Go ahead given for Mutu St factory
Where are the commuter parking spaces?
No limit to high-handed council behaviour
Short-term gain at economic, social, environmental cost
Access is 'main obstacle' to aged care staff vaccination
Tribute paid to 'learned and loved older Australians'
A sign of brighter days ahead
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The Bays art show postponed until October
Dates set for rescheduled Bays art show
Bays' book on sale
Book launch postponed
Learning from home this week
Preschool celebrates Naidoc Week
Students sent letters about targeted programs
Bowls club raises $5000 on charity day
Cycling 'tour' continues
Cycling Tour duration extended
Tesch congratulates Wimbledon winners
Golf club publishes 10km map
Junior touch registrations start
Bowls clubs proceed with Mixed Kingfisher carnival
Oval availability welcomed
New infrastructure for soccer field
Tribute paid to Freddy Querruel
Southern Spirit registrations start for all teams
Tennis registration postponed
Umina surf club opens online registrations



'We cannot afford to be complacent' - Crouch

Central Coast Parliamentary Secretary Mr Adam Crouch has urged local residents not to be complacent about coronavirus after two cases were identified on the Central Coast.

"The delta strain is highly contagious and spreads very quickly," he said.

"We cannot afford to be complacent."

Mr Crouch said: "The Central Coast's two active cases are located in the 2261 postcode.

"Fortunately the people who tested positive did the right thing by self-isolating, which means they pose no additional risk to the community.

"Thanks to the cases getting tested and self-isolating, we have not had any community transmission yet.

"However, NSW Health remains very concerned about the possibility of a seeding event in our community," he said.

"Suburbs in the 2261 postcode include Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay, Glenning Valley, Killarney Vale, Long Jetty, The Entrance and Tumbi Umbi.

"Regardless of where you live on the Central Coast, please stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, wear a mask when you're shopping, and remember to check-in with QR codes.

"If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, please get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative result."

Mr Crouch said last Wednesday, July 7, the numbers were "wake-up call for everybody".

"There have been 357 cases of community transmission since June 16, which is when the first Bondi cluster case was reported."

He said 37 patients with the delta strain were currently in NSW hospitals.

Of these, 14 were under the age of 55 and eight were under the age of 35.

Seven required treatment in intensive care units and two required a ventilator to keep breathing.

"While today's decision to extend the lockdown is a painful one, it has been taken to protect the health and safety of our community."

Earlier Mr Crouch had urged visitors to stay away from the Central Coast.

"The school holidays are normally one of the busiest times of the year for local businesses and accommodation providers, but unfortunately the Covid-19 outbreak means that people must stay at home," he said on Monday, June 28.

"If you are on the Central Coast right now but your home address is not a Central Coast suburb, please go home.

"The only reasons to leave home are shopping for essentials, medical care or compassionate needs, outdoor exercise, and essential work or education commitments."

Mr Crouch said the public health order dated June 26 specified that "taking a holiday is not a reasonable excuse" for leaving home.

"We need everyone to abide by the restrictions so that our health experts can stop Covid-19 from spreading any further," Mr Crouch said.

"Central Coast residents are the eyes and ears for Police, which is why I'm encouraging people in our community to report any possible violations of the public health order to Crime Stoppers."

He said anonymous reports can be made at the Crime Stoppers website

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