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26 Jul 2021
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Council staff recommend Peninsula land be kept
Council to decide reserve land sale to shopping centre
Mt Ettalong Reserve Masterplan up for adoption
Dominic appointed as law firm partner
Initial meeting held to discuss residents' association
Shade trees group joins environment group
Adoption of Greener Spaces Strategy recommended
Maps show Peninsula 'heat island' without vegetation
Woy Woy is 'case study' in Greener Spaces Strategy
Tesch welcomes recommendation to keep council land
Council fails to acknowledge Peninsula News coverage
Bid to repair whale tail sculptures
Koala translocation research funding secured
Survey fails to find koalas at Pearl Beach
Online shopping increase during lockdown
Shopping centre is open for essential shopping
Ferries cancelled
Ferries diverted
Davistown ferry cancelled
Association seeks $20,000 in donations for hall
Tesch urges businesses to apply for new payments
Car boot sale set to resume in August
Rotary club announces board
More uses for native trees
Tower is part of emergency network
Recognised by British 'twin club'
Tesch calls for reintroduction of JobKeeper
Wicks seeks review of Central Coast's regional status
Coast is already stand-alone region, says Crouch
Dry July is drier than usual
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Three storeys 'better than generic, bland gun-barrel'
Resident submission leads to comment period extension
Three-unit proposal for Bowden Rd
Proposal for four two-bedroom units in Farnell Rd
More staff and technology for major project assessment
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Austin Butler oval sale offers no quick fix
Referendum is a serious affront to democracy
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Take up a hobby, CWA branch suggests
Get vaccinated is doctor's advice
Hospital sponsors mental health art competition
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Art trail scheduled for long weekend
Art exhibition planned for Coastal Twist festival
Jazz in Spring planned for October
Patchwork group shows term's work
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Snow trip cancelled for second year
School office is temporarily relocated
Ettalong undergoes 'external validation'
Teachers read children's books on video channel
Suggested home learning times
Kindergarten open day cancelled
School staff limited to between two and five
Artwork submitted in secondary school artists comp
Zoo excursion is rescheduled
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Bicycle Tour 'placed in hibernation'
Bridge closed for lockdown
Netball association to hold Koori gala day
Bowls club postpones Kingfisher carnivals
Southern Spirit seeks players for coming season
Nominated as youth volunteer of the year

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Tesch urges businesses to apply for new payments

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch is urging local businesses affected by the lockdown to apply for payments for which applications open today, Monday, July 26.

"The NSW Government's lockdown on construction across the Central Coast is hitting our local tradies hard," said Ms Tesch.

"Small businesses across our community are getting hit too.

"I am urging anyone who is currently impacted to apply for the Service NSW financial support payments, two in particular which open for applications on July 26."

She said the Covid Disaster Payment from Service NSW was a one-off payment to help businesses, sole traders or not-for-profit organisations impacted by the current Greater Sydney Covid-19 restrictions.

"Grants between $7500 and $15,000 are available to eligible businesses depending on the decline in turnover experienced during the restrictions."

Micro-business Covid-19 Support Grants also open today, July 26, with Service NSW.

Ms Tesch said this was a fortnightly payment for businesses with a turnover between $30,000 and $75,000.

Applications also open today with Services Australia for Jobsaver payments.

Ms Tesch said these were fortnightly payments to help maintain employee headcount as at 13 July and to provide cashflow support to businesses.

Ms Tesch said: "These support payments aren't enough for the people who fall between the cracks and Labor is still calling on the Morrison Government to reinstate JobKeeper to support businesses.

"If you are a small business earning less than $35,000, I would like to hear from you."





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