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Residents call for nine council wards
Support sought for arboretum projects
Woy Woy morning serenity
Action for Austin Butler reserve
Petition started to reclassify Memorial Ave reserve
Residents asked for evidence of foreshore erosion
Petition started to reclassify Memorial Ave reserve
Shoppers urged to check their receipts
Medal awarded to Marine Rescue unit commander
Rotary club presents service and excellence awards
Biggest morning tea raises over $2500
Firefighters called to car accident
Mingaletta elders take part in reconciliation gathering
Litter and debris removed from rocky foreshores
Organic food network seeks new members
Baby hampers celebrate CWA branch birthday
Marine Rescue unit holds awards presentation
Mingaletta gets grant for play area, awnings and signs
Probus club seeks more members
Reid backs appeal for Mary Macs
Regional women's network to hold two charity events
MP offers grant information subscription
Opportunity to hold young rock wallaby
Council holds survey of water and sewer services
Year's rainfall is down 40 per cent
Application to amend complying development certificate
Ettalong 'more liveable' than Pearl Beach, says RMIT
Men's Shed applies for occupancy certificate
Resident feedback wanted on my performance
Hospital auxiliary re-opens kiosk after 18-month closure
Families may join tours of new aged care section
Choir performs for 'care residents'
Overseas staff to start in aged care in July
Raising awareness for mental health
Virus numbers drop by 30 per cent
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Ephemeral Art Trail applications close soon
Corn Nut Creek to sing at folk club
Copies of CWA history book are still available
Art and photography camp at Cockatoo Island
St John's school celebrates 100th birthday
New coffee machines for Woy Woy campus
School to use student diary cover designs
History students hear from university experts
Jacob is likely to represent NSW
Peninsula schools reach jersey design final
What makes St John's different?
Happy birthday, Mr Barr
Girls finish fifth in North Sydney touch football finals
Visit to cyber-security company
Aboriginal-themed shirts delivered early
Variety night includes dance, music and drama
School invites parents to 'walk and chat'
Students 'mother-up' two sets of newborn goats
Landcare grants for Woy Woy and Ettalong schools
Peninsula soccer clubs face off in match of the round
East Gosford defeats Umina in women's premier league
Umina is named surf life saving club of the year
Ettalong Bowling Club starts under-18 academy
Bowls volunteers recognised with awards
Two Tour de Central Coast events to start at Woy Woy
Sponsorship for Little Athletics
Last bowls club championship for the year
Clean-up around new nets
Bridge club donates $1600 to Food Pantry
Forum to shape the future of women's soccer



Ettalong 'more liveable' than Pearl Beach, says RMIT

Ettalong is far more "liveable" than Pearl Beach, according to a university's mapping tool being promoted to local councils for urban planning.

The tool says Ettalong is more liveable than Umina.

It also gives Ettalong a higher score for "social infrastructure" than Umina or Pearl Beach.

The online tool, provided by RMIT's Australian Urban Observatory, has indicators covering housing and transport costs, and rental and mortgage stress levels.

It shows Ettalong with a liveability score of 102.3 as "high" and Umina with a score of 99.6 as medium.

Pearl Beach has a liveability score of 91.1 and is rated a "low", as is Woy Woy Bay with a score of 88.6.

RMIT associate professor Dr Melanie Davern said the new indicators aimed to address critical housing issues and inform public policy and decision-making on key liveability factors.

The indicators are available at a neighbourhood, suburb, and local government levels for Australia's 21 largest cities, and includes the Central Coast.

"These specialist housing indicators have been designed with policymakers, service providers and community advocates to understand area-based differences and use evidence to shape effective policies and address critical housing issues that affect communities nationwide.

"Understanding within-city disparities in liveability is so important, and this includes access to housing, transport, employment and nature which have a huge influence on our health, wellbeing and overall quality of life."

RMIT's Innovation Catalyst director Ms Nithya Solomon said: "This is essential data for addressing key issues Australians face when it comes to how and where they live, and it is now accessible to everyone, free of cost."

However, elements of the tool are only available to those taking up "paid partnerships".

"There are now 48 indicators across nine domains that cover liveability, walkability, social infrastructure, transport, food and alcohol."

The website, which requires user registration, can be found at

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