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20 Feb 2023
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Westpac closes Woy Woy branch
Kariong land rally held outside Tesch's office
We're proud of our talented volunteers
Residents call for more detail about floodplain works
Disaster funding review will benefit electorate, says Reid
Koala 'translocation' not ruled out, says Minister
Chamber calls funds to upgrade and rebuild roads
Council to get $4.08 million to fix 2238km of roads
Greens announce Gosford candidate
Dog baits found at Pearl Beach
Chess club seeks more members
Raffle proceeds buy food for Mary Mac's
Umina dunecare resumes
Clean-up at Pearl Beach
Pearl Beach fire brigade seeks new members
Call for 'single ladies' for home maintenance workshop
Reid launches Friends of Uluru Statement group
Full-fibre NBN upgrades available in Umina next year
'Distressed vessel' towed back to Lions Park
Arts and crafts centre holds annual meeting
Environment group holds annual meeting
Country women meet at surf club
Read Aloud Book Club meets
Lotto win
Dry start to February
Council refuses multi-dwelling development
Three identical multi-dwelling proposals in the one street
Second storey dwelling proposed for laneway house
Ettalong medical centre could be relocated
ACF group calls for 'due process' in council land plan
Draft plan of management may be unlawful, says CEN
Interactive online map of council-managed land
Practically impossible to comment on transport plan
'Future of Housing' meeting shows lack of participation
Booker Bay Christmas lights raise $2752
Swimming pools are in short supply
When will the council take action on flooding?
New technology helps detect pressure injuries
Aged care home explores ways to fill staff shortage
Active case numbers remain steady
Health self-management workshops at library
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Enda Kenny to appear at folk club after lockdown delay
Annual charity event to be held at arboretum
Patchwork group completes projects
College is third-most improved in State
First whole school assembly in three years
Courtney represents college at 'First Class' exhibition
Bridget to represent region in tennis championships
Students learn 'safe dance practice'
School holds parents' evenings
Woy Woy South meeting on Thursday
Selected for rugby league combined zone trial
New swim caps in house colours
Students selected for touch football zone team
Spirit passed at five wickets down
Three runners celebrate milestones at park run
Women's bowling club plays Fours Championship final
Malibu club takes part in three-way charity challenge
'Sensational day' at Mixed Fours Carnival
Valentine's Day bridge attracts big field
Blair wins bridge club individual championship
Woy Woy Lions to hold annual sport lunch
Free training to become swimming teacher
Women's soccer players wanted
Under-18s soccer coach wanted
Disabled surfers need help
Surf club holds Rainbow Beaches event



Chamber calls funds to upgrade and rebuild roads

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has called for more funds for upgrading and reconstruction of Peninsula roads.

"We have reached a crisis point," said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales.

"Our local roads are falling apart.

"They lack kerb and gutter, stormwater drainage and footpaths.

"It's an absolute disgrace."

He said: "We have repeatedly asked all levels of government at every election to allocate funds to kerb and gutter our roads, implement street drainage and construct footpaths for the safety of the community.

"Yet despite the urgency, we are ignored time and time again with the same old excuses.

"We are constantly told that we live on a sandplain which is the best natural drainage and therefore we don't need kerb and gutter," he said.

"That's a nonsense.

"Try and explain that to residents who are constantly flooded every time we have a storm event.

"With modern engineering practices, full road reconstruction is essential to deliver safe streets with state-of-the-art drainage and concrete footpaths that can accommodate families and the elderly.

"With a population of over 36,000 residents, it is unacceptable that over 80 per cent of our roads are unkerbed, lack adequate stormwater drainage and concrete footpaths with virtually no local roads listed on Central Coast Council's forward plan of works.

"The Chamber is calling on Council to implement a long-term program of works that lists every road in need of reconstruction so that we at least have a local priority list for future works.

"There are State and Federal grants available for Central Coast Council for both road maintenance and reconstruction which should be applied for.

"Council should be listening to the community as to what their priorities are and not telling the community what they think is good for us.

"We have to start somewhere so the Chamber is calling on all sides of politics to commit to the allocation of funds for a comprehensive audit of the Peninsula road and drainage system and set priorities for a yearly reconstruction program assisted by State and Federal funds".

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