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6 Feb 2023
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Gosford more than 30 minutes away, document shows
Men's Shed soon to apply for occupancy certificate
Pearl Beach event raises $1400 for Mingaletta program
Bays community group to hold annual meeting
Local groups meet council staff about dune carpark
Celebrating her 100th birthday
Springwood St section to be closed for six months
Maintain alarms to ensure they go off when they should
Best holiday park in NSW
Middle-aged woman fights election: 'Enough is enough'
Marine Rescue seeks volunteers
Creating inner peace at Woy Woy library
Savings Finder explained at Umina library
Free walkie-talkies for 'worthy organisation'
Fifth wettest January in 19 years
Application to raise floor and ceiling heights
Application lodged for eight three-bedroom dwellings
Facility planned for 'allied health professionals'
Meeting to 'make sense' of council plans
Community land hearing to be held tomorrow night
Memorial Ave park not included in community land plan
Land plan has 33 blocks not in 2014 list
Six parcels of community land dropped from draft plan
Transport plan created on outdated philosophy
Floodplain study is essential reading for all residents
Only developers benefit as Hong Kong is built here
Self-determination or simply another developer?
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Behind-the-scenes opportunities at Little Theatre
New drawing class at Ettalong
Patchworkers start a new term
Little Theatre has first production of the year
Author to talk about living at peace with the world
Bathroom beautification takes place during holidays
Canteen helpers wanted
Canteen will be operated by catering company
Voluntary ethics teachers wanted
Sprinting in the holidays
Professional learning for the year ahead
Aiden plays his 50th game
Junior basketball resumes after holidays
Bridge club plays Australia Day Pairs
Netball registrations wanted 'as soon as possible'
Four medals in branch championships
Stand-up paddleboard event for Guide Dog clients
Netball club founder receives life membership
Bowler takes seven wickets for 21 runs
Hitting 93 runs from 102 balls
'Fantastic response' to Meet and Greet
Netball association seeks rep team managers
School carnivals dominate pool use for two months
New signings for Roosters
Runners heed 'call of the hills'
Summer Pairs played at bridge club
Four medals won at branch championships
Assistant tennis coach wanted
Judo club to pilot 'Wudo'



Transport plan created on outdated philosophy

The current Central Coast transport strategy currently on exhibition for public comment identifies the Woy Woy Peninsula as within the 30-minute boundary of the regional city of Gosford.

This plan looks to transport beyond the Coast and around major centres but fails to provide a how a vertically integrated transport system for the Woy Woy Peninsula can connect residents within the 30-minute parameter.

While the plan promotes walking and public transport above car usage, the initiatives fail to align with this concept and bring forward a true representation of their objectives, which include a sustainable, integrated transport solution.

While other major population centres around Australia are utilising new technology, we are still left waiting for a bus that will most likely have missed the train connection and then be stuck in traffic.

A true 20-year vision would include a reliable and regular 24/7 turn-up-and go public transport service available within 400 metres of every residence.

Such a plan would enable a broader section of the community to utilise public transit for their daily activities.

With a rapid transit system connecting schools, shops, clubs, ovals, parks, and beaches residents could bypass the increasing traffic congestion in our town centres and major arterial roads.

However, such an idea is nowhere to be found in this draft plan created on outdated 20th century transport planning philosophy.

Of the 80 initiatives that are supposed to drive this plan, 40 will never be funded, and 30 are pertaining to road upgrades and car parks.

In the upcoming State election, which political party will commit to a true integrated 21st century transport system for Gosford city and the region to reduce car dependency and transport disadvantage for the growing numbers of youth and seniors.

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