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4 Sep 2023
Community groups oppose Austin Butler reserve sale
Reclassification to proceed
Tesch opposes reserve reclassification and sale
Hart urges community to consider options
Residents reject tree trade-off and call for planning review
Woolworths has 'no detailed plans'
Tree planting should be routine for Council, says GUST*
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Butchery passes out of family after almost 100 years
Mechanical issues cause pause in dredging
Pelican Island vandalism investigated
Bays group seeks submissions about road safety
Pirate and nature themes chosen for Pelican Park playground
CWA branch president steps down
Medal awarded for fighting fires overseas
Three gardens listed for Edible Garden Trail*
Pearl Beach community breakfast
Men's Shed installs library box for Girl Guides
Rotary team raises $13,500 in Variety Bash
Two automatic restaurant fire alarms in three days*
Bushfire survival planning advice is offered
Rotary club is 'busier than ever'*
Rotary seeks unused mobile phones
Dog plan signals 'enhancements' at Ettalong*
Baking a moist apricot roll
'Cross-generational' gaming model workshop*
'Get Ready' event at Patonga
Lions urge residents to book fire safety visit
Registered club joins with others to donate to charity*
Successful barbecue at West Gosford*
Visit to marine discovery centre*
Rotarians take time out for coffee*
Above average rainfall for August
Strategic review consultation is dropped
Thank you for finding my card
Memorial Ave land needs protection
The banks want a cashless society: This is why
Save last remaining shade trees in Woy Woy
Ambulance station officially opens
Aboriginal artwork part of new hospital display
Activities broaden at aged care home*
Rotary clubs hear about women's health centre*
New wing of aged care home to be occupied in October*
More overseas workers for aged care
Information about services for older people*
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Baby quilts to be donated
Ephemeral Art Trail to open for a month
Painting workshop held at library*
Patchwork group member shows baby quilt*
School survey shows decrease in bullying
Book Week parade 'enjoyed by one and all'
Parents seek members after stall is cancelled
Volunteers wanted for disco
Jacob's national best
Holly is now top archer
Visit to Lucas Heights
Success in regional Oz Tag gala day*
Students spend Skills Week 'learning by doing'*
Skiping raises $4075
Talent show at Woy Woy
Kindergarten open day
Woy Woy Oval to host rugby union finals
Woy Woy defeated 73-0 in last game of rugby season*
Umina women's major pairs final
Two pairs sponsored to State bridge play-offs*
Best weather for charity bowls*
Father's Day bowls
Annual RUOK bowls daya at Umina
Surf club seeks teams for 24-hour rowing fundraiser*
Grants for surf club equipment*
Netball association starts finals series
Net Set Go presentations
Surf club wins innovation award*
Grant for new goal post pads*
Cycle ride to Gosford*
Swans receive Federal grant*



Save last remaining shade trees in Woy Woy

Central Coast Council Administrator Mr Rik Hart has come out after the council meeting pretending that he wants what is best for the residents of the Peninsula.

Please don't be conned by his trickery with words or promises.

We all know that this council cannot be trusted with money or community land.

They see dollar signs where we see mature irreplaceable trees and habitat.

They have shown us in the past that money can disappear without a trace.

Why would we in our right mind now believe that they will do the right thing by residents and our environment?

There are far more than 40 trees in the section of Austin Butler Reserve shown by council to be removed and no amount of planting trees will ever replace what we lost.

We have all witnessed the brutal destruction of street trees by the power companies who trim them often.

These street trees are not homes or feed for our animals and provide no shelter for the community.

The Grow Urban Shade Trees group is already planting street trees and if they were supported more they could do more for the community.

I much prefer to trust them with our native tree planting rather than council.

Rik Hart is trying to manipulate the decision by promising a million trees over a 10-year period.

My mother always taught me if something sounds too good to be true it normally is.

Rik Hart will not be there when the new council is elected and there is no guarantee his promise will stand.

If we are not careful, we will end up with nothing.

Rik Hart has already admitted that the deal could be changed with a new council elected.

The new trees being offered by Rik Hart will be saplings and provide no shade nor shelter or food for many years to come.

The trees at Austin Butler are the last remaining shade trees in Woy Woy.

We must save them and show Rik Hart and the council that our environment matters and that we will defend it.

Council will do what is best for Council and Woolworths will do what is best for Woolworths.

We have to make sure as residents of this beautiful community that we stand together and do what is best for the environment we live in.

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