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Collapse Issue 554:<br />4 Oct 2022<br />_____________Issue 554:
4 Oct 2022
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Three council reserves still on the market, CEN claims
One per cent of council grants for Peninsula community
Council starts beach patrols early
Men's Shed receives further $20,000 grant
Three groups benefit from Club Grants
Umina CWA cooking competition
Call to support establishment of alternative schools
Ferries diverted
Firefighters called to Umina house fire
Vietnam Vets receive support service grant
Tender sought for landfill cell design at Woy Woy tip
Volunteers wanted for Woytopia Festival
Naidoc event at Mingaletta
Teddy bear tribute to a late husband
Fire brigade seeks four part-time fire fighters
Sydney's 'Roaring 20s' to be relived
'Slime lab' at shopping centre
Coronavirus case numbers level off to 190
September rainfall was well above average
Collapse  PLANNING PLANNING
Four-unit development planned adjacent to bowls club
Dual occupancy application requests street tree removal
More than 120 DAs remain 'under assessment'
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Simple and safe solution is to install roundabout
Dementia sufferers often feel isolated
Ratepayers' objections overridden at ratepayers' cost
Council decisions - administrator or dictator?
'Putinesque' is legitimate description of DA process
Is placing Council under administration not intervention?
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
'Girls' Night In' to raise funds for Cancer Council
Hospital visiting restrictions change
New Telehealth system for aged care home
Sit Saturday Sunrise meditations start
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Little Theatre holds auditions
Awards made for Little Theatre's Flash Festival
Folk club to hold performers' night
Patchwork group shares achievements
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Bridget wins silver medal with Sydney North tennis team
Students present projects at 'sustainability convention'
Ettalong's HeadStart program is about to start
Preschool to set up 'loose parts' play yard
Great North Walk to receive upgrade
Stage 2 students share $100 prize pool for reading
Twilight Spring Fair planned for October 15
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Umina United beat SEU 6-0 in women's grand final
Rugby club to have most important meeting since 1975
SEU Reserves win WPL grand final
Bridge club plays Spring Pairs
Charity bowls raises $1320 at Ettalong
Women's charity day raises $2000
Access restricted to leisure centre
Spectacular Twenty Twenty Two
Tennis club wins grant for re-fencing project
Junior touch rep team trials announced
Rooster Juniors seek coaching interest

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Simple and safe solution is to install roundabout

The intersection of Pearl Beach Dr and Patonga Dr is dangerous, with reckless drivers regularly doing wheelies and skids at the intersection.

Woy Woy police are well aware of the constant illegal road activity but find it difficult to catch the culprits in the late evening or early morning and are short staffed to address such matters.

Do we have to wait until a driver is seriously injured at this intersection?

The activity of these drivers has now removed the three bollards , renewed by Central Coast Council to assist drivers leaving Pearl Beach Dr to see oncoming traffic from Patonga.

Such traffic frequently ignores the slow speed to 60 just before the intersection and passes pearl Beach Dr at 80km/h.

Council had repeatedly refused to put in a roundabout at this point, and twice at least replaced the bollards.

I have had no reply from Council on this and the traffic implications expansion of tourist access to Mt Ettalong lookout

If Council proceeds to enhance tourist traffic in and out of the water tower and lookout road as planned, exiting traffic cannot they cross the double line to return to Umina directly.

The only safe turn is to drive into the villages of either Pearl Beach or Patonga in order to make a U-turn around a block to travel back to Umina Beach!

It seems that the simplest and safest solution - and a deterrent to drivers endangering lives by doing wheelies at this intersection - is to review the Traffic Committee's determination not to put in a roundabout at this intersection.





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