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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
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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
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Where are the commuter parking spaces?
No limit to high-handed council behaviour
Short-term gain at economic, social, environmental cost
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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
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Learning from home this week
Preschool celebrates Naidoc Week
Students sent letters about targeted programs
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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

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Speed camera program raises fines not safety - Tesch

The only success of a new mobile speed camera program was to raise 17 times more revenue in fines, according to Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.

"One driver is expected to be fined every 38 seconds for low level speeding as a consequence of the new scheme to implement mobile speed cameras without signage," she said.

Ms Tesch said the scheme was only a means to raise revenue, not to initiate safety.

"The only success of this program has been some extra dollars from a revenue raising stunt instead of actually minimising speeding by getting people to slow down."

"It is a cheap and irresponsible grab at NSW pockets, targeting low-level speeding which is often committed by hard working families who are trying their very best to stay afloat during this already difficult economic period."

Ms Tesch said NSW Labor was opposed to the scheme instead calling for the warning signs to be reinstated and for a boost of police visibility on roads.

"Since the implementation of the new mobile speed camera method fine revenue has risen by an astonishing 1700 per cent, with the number of fines also rising by over 1500 per cent.

"If the scheme really was targeting safety, then I'd like to see the same skyrocketing decrease in accidents and fatalities on our roads, which we are unfortunately yet to see."





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