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23 Jan 2023
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Draft flood plan proposes new minimum floor levels
Sammy Seal becomes ferry passenger
Meeting to discuss floodplain and council land plans
Working together 20 years later
Council may spend $133,000 on rare bushland project
Liberals select former councillor as election candidate
Nambus leaves Ettalong for Phillip Island
Taken to hospital
Family fun at Pearl Beach for Australia Day
Wednesday night bingo resumes
Sunny weather for a trip to Patonga
Men's Shed to consider conferring life membership
Bling It Up Gala to raise money for the Iris Foundation
Car boot sales return to Rogers Park
Donation for renovations to Umina CWA hall
Donation to youth cottage
Palm Beach ferry diverted
Rotary club prepares for year ahead
Body of missing bushwalker found at Patonga
Help with a tow
Events planned at Pearl Beach hall
Maritime-themed play area is open
RSL sub-branch to hold annual meeting
Call wildlife rescue for help with tangled birds
Month's rainfall is about average
Dual occupancy application resubmitted under new rules
Plan model is based on one flood event 35 years ago
Flood study tells of smaller extent and shallower depths
Flooding consultation is 'second round'
Good Samaritan helps a wild creature in need
Need for relief for the elderly at the bus stop
Wanting to walk, but where's the shade?
Do something before we have a fatality
Community is secondary without development foresight
'Low density' is not 94 people on two residential blocks
New Covid health management plan welcomed
New aged care executive appointed
Active virus numbers lowest in two months
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Bush dance continues after 25 years
Troubadour expands its range of concerts and activities
Free mardi gras viewing party in Ettalong
Princess the pup is back
Parents raise $18,000 for school, with more to come
Bathroom upgrade for junior students
Bluey features on new basketball court
Students urged to take up training opportunities
List of items for Ettalong students
Start dates announced for Woy Woy campus
Uniform shop opens from Friday
Instructions for first day Year 7 students
Bunnies to return to senior competition?
Spot the rip
Boardriders seek member registrations before March
Grommet boardriders to hold registration day
Premier 'joins' Umina surf patrol
Bridge club trials Wednesday afternoon competition
Disabled surfers need volunteers for February event
Veteran bowlers surveyed on format preferences
Charity bowlers raise $1650
Umina United to hold junior grading
Eagles schedule pennant trials
Umina Rookies attend Central Coast challenge
Roosters to hold girls' meet and greet night



Liberals select former councillor as election candidate

The Liberal Party has announced that former Gosford councillor Ms Deanna Bocking will be its candidate for this year's State elections.

Ms Bocking, an NDIS and aged care worker, said she understood the challenges the local community faced.

She said she would be an active advocate and "a strong voice for Gosford".

"I've always put my hand up to represent my community and advocate for important local infrastructure and services, previously as a local councillor, and now as the Liberal candidate for Gosford," Ms Bocking said.

"As we face the challenges in front of us, and look to seize future opportunities for the Coast, it's more important than ever that we have a strong voice in the Perrottet Government."

Ms Bocking said her work in the local community included mentoring and coaching at Woy Woy Weight Watchers, and that she had previously owned and operated a small restaurant and bar in East Gosford.

"Small business is the backbone of our local economy.

"After a tough few years, I'm optimistic that we're bouncing back.

"As a former small business owner, I understand the support local operators require, and I'll fight for their needs in the NSW Parliament," Ms Bocking said.

"This election is not only about our local community, but also about the future of our great state.

"I look forward to contributing to the Liberal team that will continue to manage our State's finances to deliver the infrastructure and services Gosford needs.

"Only the Perrottet Government has a plan to support NSW families by growing the economy, boosting their budget, strengthening frontline services and investing in our communities."

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