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15 Nov 2021
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Funding agreement signed for Umina oval facilities
All ages acknowledge Remembrance Day
Construction starts on Rogers Park amenities building
Amenities include change rooms, canteen and storage
Memorial seat at Patonga for Malcolm Waters
Association calls for pilot Peninsula Green Grid project
Men's Shed to hold twice-yearly sale in Woy Woy
Planning to sell Christmas trees
No cases this month with dose rate over 90 per cent
Council to repair Umina whale tail sculptures
Council gives grants to four Peninsula festivals
Council starts work on Woy Woy Bay wharf
Tesch seeks disabled access to shopping complex
Lucy Wicks hits the hustings
Produce swap planned
Bacon and egg rolls resume
Song meter installed at arboretum
New facilities under construction
Social evening at Lions Park
Three Rotary clubs make joint donation
Monitor website for Pearl Beach carols details
Bays group restarts activities
Pictures of Sydney red gums wanted
Club raises $6000 in Melbourne Cup sweep
Dual occupancy proposal for Barrenjoey Rd corner
Amendment allows earlier start on Umina Mall site
Planning approvals total more than $5 million
ACF branch holds its own 'engagement' meeting
Housing for older women at risk
Sleeping bags and swags for the 'hidden homeless'
Committee wants council reinstatement or election
Water asset sale should not be dismissed
Prime Minister's plan is like Regional Plan
Vale Ettalong
Australia is becoming a stupid country
Answer for recreation precinct
Request for Breastscreen bus 'sooner rather than later'
Jed provides support at clinic
New approach to geriatric care trialled at hospital
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Coastal Twist festival receives $73,000 in grants
Patchwork group learns to make cosmetic bags
Fred Smith to perform at Troubadour folk club
Three-day open-air exhibition at Pearl Beach
School air-conditioning applications unsuccessful
Local teachers' association supports pay rise call
Great book swap at Ettalong
Car parts wanted
Class artwork on display
Letters delivered to Hammond Care residents
Opportunity class assessments online at school
Class requests wanted before November 26
Parent survey on student engagement
Hoping for a smooth transition to secondary school
Students help plant local native trees
Shane Waddell wins Umina Major Singles title
Past presidents' bowls association re-elects committee
Outrigger canoe club seeks new members
Brisbane Water Bridge Club results
Umina Bunnies look for junior players
Southern Spirit cricket results
Brett Harrod awarded SLSA life membership
Little Athletes back at training
Junior touch trials
Hoping to fill second under-12 water polo team
CWA will celebrate 100 years of service
Historian role 'innocently put on myself'
Malcolm Waters - 'loved this place with a passion'



Malcolm Waters - 'loved this place with a passion'

Central Coast Council has approved an application for a memorial seat on the Patonga foreshore to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of the late Mr Malcolm Waters to the community.

The application was submitted by his wife Ms Shirley Waters.

In her application, she described his life at Patonga and his community service.

"My late husband Malcolm Anthony Waters and myself purchased the property in Patonga in about June 1990," she wrote.

"It was used on a very regular basis as a weekender until April 2003 when the old home was demolished and the existing one built from which time it has been our permanent place of residence.

"Malcolm's youngest was 18 months old when we arrived in Patonga and he spent practically every weekend in his boat or playing with his youngest son on the shores of Patonga.

"He loved this place with a passion.

"He admired its beautiful shores and the National Park which encompassed it.

"In his latter life, he also enjoyed a weekly drink on 'locals night out' at the pub in Patonga where he was widely known and respected.

"Malcolm was born in Sydney on the 5 November 1933.

"His father Alan John Waters enlisted in the second world war when Malcolm was seven years old and died at Sandakan , Borneo, as a prisoner of the Japanese on June 9, 1945.

"His mother then became a single parent who brought up five children.

"Malcolm obtained a scholarship from Legacy and completed a law degree at Sydney University in 1956.

"When I joined Malcolm's busy legal practice in 1977, he still found time once a month to volunteer as a duty solicitor at Minda Childrens Court, Lidcombe, to appear on behalf of children who needed legal representation

"He gave up court work in the early 1980s due to hearing problems.

"When Malcolm retired in July 2003, he saw a local newspaper advertisement for volunteers for the Woy Woy Meals on Wheels, which duties involved delivering meals to various rostered homes and also checking on the recipient's wellbeing.

"This he performed for about 15 years and gave this up at the age of 85.

"In 2008, he again saw an advertisement in the local newspaper calling for volunteers for the Gosford Red Cross teleservice.

"He then became a Telecross volunteer for about 13 years.

"This entailed him ringing a designated person every morning at about 8am to check on their wellbeing and to confirm such call back to the Red Cross.

"He did this up to shortly before his death.

"Malcolm in the latter years of his retirement suffered poor health, with a heart attack, strokes, a brain aneurysm and cancer but he never let this get in the way of his volunteer work.

"He considered it not a duty but a privilege to make a small difference to people in such need.

"Malcolm was the father of five boys and cancer took his life on March 26, 2021."

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