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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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Adoption of Greener Spaces Strategy recommended

Council staff have recommended the adoption the Central Coast Greener Places Strategy at tomorrow's council meeting.

"The draft strategy addresses the maintenance and management of urban greenspace on the Central Coast, with a strong focus on addressing urban heat island effects and improve liveability," according to the staff report for the council meeting.

The strategy identifies the Peninsula as suffering significantly from the "heat island" effect, where temperatures are more than four degrees higher than other, vegetated areas of the Coast.

It is recommended that the council monitor the implementation of the actions in the strategy with annual reporting to the council over the next decade.

It is also recommended that the council implement the framework within the Central Coast Greener Places Strategy within future strategic and operational planning documents.

The key objectives of the strategy include "aligning Council processes for planning, project delivery and management, and to improve greening resulting from private development".

"It is intended that the strategic directions will make the Central Coast an even better place to live and visit.

Actions in the strategy have been ranked according to the ability to implement within available funds.

"Those ranked high being those that can be completed within current resourcing, while those ranked low or medium priority will require additional resourcing including grant funding."

High priority has been given to "development of planning controls for urban greening (for example, DCP changes) and other guidance and design documents such as water sensitive urban design guidelines and the Central Coast street design manual".

"No further financial resources will be required to implement these actions.

"Moderate priority will only be completed once council's financial situation improves or if external funding (grants and contributions) becomes available.

"These actions include urban greening projects or canopy tree replacement and embellishment."





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