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18 Oct 2021
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Labor candidate calls for release of skate park money
CWA installs second footpath library
Walk-in Pfizer clinic at Woy Woy hospital on Friday
Association makes public inquiry submissions available
Peninsula close to 75 per cent fully-vaccinated
Woy Woy Bay wharf repairs to start in November
Face-to-face bridge games to resume
Lions Club cancels car boot sale until next year
Umina CWA resumes meetings
Community garden covers beds for summer
Overseas trips are imagined
Online fundraiser is now open
Tesch co-sponsors voluntary assisted dying bill
Window display competition will run again
Thunderstorm brings 28.1mm of rain
Petition on Ettalong building height presented to Minister
Booker Bay site to be levelled for dual occupancy
When Open Forum is not open
Village needs a balance of bush and risk management
Residents rightly concerned about Ettalong character
Inquiry's anticipated scenario playing out?
Hospital visiting guidelines change
First rapid antigen tests arrive on the Peninsula
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Two plays presented virtually to end a long drought
Author shortlisted for Victorian Premier's history award
Art trail scheduled for December
College elections under way
Classroom doors and windows to be kept open
Netball 'clubhouse pack-up' starts
Women's bowling AGM
Players wanted for all girls' cricket
Athletics uniform recycling encouraged
Roster for greens use as bowls resumes
Free shirt and cap for men's softball players
Junior cricket launch at Umina
Umina men's bowling annual meeting
Unicycle club to meet at community centre

Residents rightly concerned about Ettalong character

Residents of Ettalong and the Peninsula are rightly concerned about the transitional character change of Ettalong.

The town centre, as it exists, is incapable of supplying all the goods and services of increased-demand created by a surge of residents and visitors.

Will this increase lead to approval of more cafes on the waterfront with a reduction in open and recreational space?

Due process will be "streamlined", when in reality, a more detailed study beyond the confines of the Peninsula Urban Directions Strategy is essential to report on the widespread effects on the Peninsula.

Where will demand increase on the Peninsula to fill the gap in grocery needs in Ettalong?

It is expected that a new market demand will force residents to use Umina or Woy Woy centres for basic goods and services.

Residents are certainly aware of the process that mocks public opinion on one hand and accepts outrageous development applications on the other.

A detailed study of Ettalong and the Peninsula is not in the interest of the council and is beyond its capability and resources - a perfect storm for a disaster.

If a drastic change to Ettalong is approved, there will be a corresponding drastic change to the town centre and the Peninsula, no doubt.

Selling the Bullion St Umina car park should now be shelved forever.

Otherwise on-line shopping will significantly increase with a corresponding decrease in town centre sales.

Residents should prepare for more battles with the Administrator-controlled council.

There is a very long list of issues to be researched to the satisfaction of residents.

I am not optimistic that this is of equal concern to the council and involved authoriites.

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