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6 Mar 2023
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Call for council to reconsider carpark sale
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Missed opportunity with Chemical Clean-Out
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Teachers hope to establish alternative school
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Giant chequebook opened
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Electoral Commissioner to conduct council elections
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Summary given of support for rezoning
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Housing strategy to be exhibited for public comment
Street design manual open for comment
One more example of ratepayers being kept in the dark
Planning system is at stake, COSS protection is urgent
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Peninsula's oldest resident celebrates 106th birthday
New aged care wing to open in weeks
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Opera singer flies from England to perform with his wife
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Five artworks selected for regional exhibition
Two new assistant principals at Ettalong
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After-school homework help offered at Umina library
Parents offered 'chats' with teachers
Colour run at Woy Woy South
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Bus company provides bus safety talk
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Money for outdoor area revamp
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Grant for new cricket nets



New aged care wing to open in weeks

A Woy Woy aged care home is expected to open a new wing in a matter of weeks.

"We anticipate being able to open the new North East wing by late March now," said Blue Wave Living chief executive Mr Matt Downie.

"Initially a small number of new bedrooms will become available, along with a new lounge area.

"The space will also include a new kitchen and dining area - however these will not be officially activated until mid year once more of the works is completed."

Mr Downie said stage one works for the eastern end extension off The Shores building was almost completed.

"The long-awaited landscaping is finally gathering momentum, which is a big part of what is left externally.

"Internally we are working through defects to finalise the eastern side."

Mr Downie said furniture had arrived.

"We are in the process of commissioning internal infrastructure, such as NurseCall, fire protections systems and access control and other IT systems."

The western side extension and internal rebuild was progressing well, according to Mr Downie.

It was still on track for completion around the middle of this year, he said.

"On completion of the western side, we will be asking residents located in our two southern wings at The Shores (rooms 20 to 43) to relocate into one of the newly built bedrooms.

"Following that, later this year, an internal re-build will then begin on the two existing southern wings.

"This future work will also include joining the two existing buildings together."

Mr Downie said a "wonderful feature" of the new works was a number of new courtyard and outdoor spaces.

"Each of these spaces are a little different and contain different points of interest.

"There will be plenty of areas to sit, or in some spaces external tables and seating, most located under pergolas providing some shading."

He said there would be raised garden beds for residents use in some courtyards, and one courtyard would feature a traditional water tank.

"There will be a long circular pathway extending from the middle of our site, around the eastern end and across back into the northern end of our building for residents to enjoy longer outdoor walks as well.

"We are also creating a new space for our maintenance team."

A large maintenance workshop included extensive storage.

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