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24 Jul 2023
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Pedestrian barriers installed after 78-year-old hit by car
Woman struck by vehicle in Ettalong
Council to consider new contributions plan
Brigade undertakes 39-hectare burn at Warrah Trig
Rare plant burnt in fire aimed to protect the species
Photographer awarded honour at changeover dinner
Clean4Shore wins Coastcare award
Awards presented at Lions changeover dinner
Arboretum holds activities for National Tree Day
Community garden presentation to Rotary
Hairdressing student offers cuts for her course
Mary Macs 'wowed' by winter appeal donations
ACF group meets
CWA branch attends changeover dinners*
Arboretum changes membership process
PCYC resumes regular term activities
Sewer main repair at leisure centre
Festival vendors wanted
Forums to resume immediately prior to council meetings*
Yes Campaign information session at The Bays
Hotel starts program for good causes*
Camp Out to support children facing cancer*
Panel approves three unit development in Kourung St
Two-storeys plus basement garages and roof terraces
Memorial Ave land 'has residential potential'
Association calls for submissions to continue
Charlie to cut his hair to support children with cancer
Nurses thank stitchery group for comfort cushions
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Pleasing attendance at art show
Actor auditions for six short plays
New kiln installed at arts and crafts centre
Tickets on sale for The Perfect Murder
The 70s theme for Pearl Beach singalong
Veterans present certificates to school captains
Umina school holds annual book fair
Childcare centre starts borrowing library
Students complete their confirmation*
Grandparents Day to be held on Wednesday
Kindergarten open day at Woy Woy South
School accounts for one fifth of competition entries
Public speaking competition held over next two weeks*
Transition to senior campus information night
Uniform shop calls for secondhand clothes
Free connection offered to students without internet*
Umina Bunnies host it all
Smiles all round at Auskick*
Bridge club holds President's Cup*
Charity bowls raises $930
Ettalong Eagles represented at State championships
Netball association sends out guidelines for everyone*
Holly wins indoor archery championship
Jodie selected for State swim squad*
Julia selected for NSW pool rescue team
Junior basketball starts again*
Ourimbah wins men's Kingfisher*
All set for Mixed Pairs Championship*
Applications open for representative netball*
Ready to play representative netball?*
Restricted pairs championships played in two sessions
Woy Woy Lions score 14 points*
Southern defeat Killarney in Women's Premier League
Final rides for Tour de Central Coast
Wimbledon at Woy Woy
Women's Kingfisher attracts 24 entries
Time is running out for Woy Woy after round 13 defeat



Brigade undertakes 39-hectare burn at Warrah Trig

The Pearl Beach Rural Fire Service brigade undertook a 39-hectare "hazard reduction prescribed burn" near the Warrah Trig fire trail on Friday, July 14, along with other fire crews.

These included the Patonga Volunteer Rural Bush Fire Brigade and crews from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

"Prescribed Burns are planned, low-intensity burns performed when weather conditions allow," the brigade said in a social media post.

"They allow for the reduction of fuel loads in key areas."

The brigade attended again at 10:15pm the same day with reports of the smoke increasing.

"National Parks and Wildlife Service crews, who were patrolling the fire to ensure its containment, linked up with our crew and made access to the seat of the fire, extinguishing it and blacking it out to reduce the chances of re-ignition.

"Additional crews from The Bays Rural Fire Brigade and Kariong Rural Fire Brigade helped ensure that the perimeter of the earlier burn was secure - important work with possible windy conditions forecast for the following day."

The brigades worked into the early hours this morning containing a spotfire east of Warrah Trig fire trail.

Crews patrolled the fire in the morning to confirm that containment was holding.

With the dry and gusty winds in the afternoon, the spotfire reignited.

Crews from Pearl Beach and The Bays reattended, supported by Gosford Bulk Water and a NSW RFS firebombing helicopter which allowed far more water to be delivered to identified hotspots and high risk areas.

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