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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



Association seeks $20,000 in donations for hall

The Pearl Beach Progress Association is seeking help from residents, visitors and friends of Pearl Beach to help cover the costs of the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall.

"We are asking for $20,000 in donations to allow us to finish the Hall upgrades," said association publicity officer Ms Lynne Lillico.

"We would be so grateful if you could help us ensure the Memorial Hall can continue to play the vital role in our community that was always intended.

"Covid-19 and its continuing restrictive influence on our lives has placed a great strain on the finances of the Pearl Beach Progress Association, which is responsible for the Memorial Hall's upkeep, operations and finances.

"In addition to this, the cost of the much-needed renovation to the hall's back deck has also exceeded initial budget calculations.

"This is substantially due to skyrocketing building material costs and delays encountered during these Covid times."

The Memorial Hall was built in 1948 by the residents of Pearl Beach on land purchased in 1943.

"Dedicated to those who served their country in World War II, the hall is undoubtedly the epicentre of community life," said Ms Lillico.

"Not only does it host many community events, but it also offers event space for the general public for weddings and celebrations, and is a facility for civic events such as polling and community meetings."

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