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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
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
Austin Butler oval sale offers no quick fix
Referendum is a serious affront to democracy
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
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
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



Mt Ettalong Reserve Masterplan up for adoption

The Mt Ettalong Reserve Masterplan will be adopted tomorrow, if a council staff recommendation is approved.

The $1.7 million plan will see a renewal of the reserve as funds become available.

A community consultation was undertaken from February 24 to July 16 last year.

Consultants Beveridge Williams prepared a draft masterplan for Mt Ettalong Reserve located between Umina Beach and Pearl Beach.

A staff report for tomorrow's council meeting said inspections identified safety risks associated with the existing lookouts.

"These inspections also identified other aspects of the reserve that required improvement." The master plan aimed to ensure a coordinated approach to upgrading the reserve that best considered the needs and expectations of the community, according to the staff report.

"The draft masterplan proposed upgrades to existing reserve infrastructure including lookouts, the carpark, access trail and picnic furniture."

Community feedback stated that improvements should be made with minimal impact to existing reserve.

"Most responses received during both consultation phases expressed support for the proposal.

"The key items identified for improvements were the carpark and access, repairs to the eastern viewing platform, additional rubbish bins and improved security.

"A quantity surveyor's estimate to implement the Mt Ettalong Masterplan is $1,711,657 inclusive of GST.

"Mt Ettalong is a Crown reserve located on Patonga Dr that is managed by Central Coast Council as a natural reserve.

"Reserve picnic tables and lookouts that provide views across Broken Bay were constructed several decades ago and now require upgrading to provide a positive visitor experience.

"The carpark that services the reserve and the 450-metre-long access trail to the lookouts also requires upgrading.

"The draft masterplan proposed upgrades to existing reserve infrastructure including lookouts, the carpark, access trail and picnic furniture.

"Key items raised by the community included the retention of the natural bushland setting, the restoration of the eastern viewing platform, improvements to the carpark, signage and information-education boards, and seating and tables where appropriate."

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