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Collapse Issue 579:<br />09 Oct 2023<br />_____________Issue 579:
09 Oct 2023
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Council withdraws reserve from reclassification process
Ettalong ferry service may not resume for weeks
After-hours medical service announces closure
Umina chosen for Urgent Care Clinic
Baiting program to target wild dogs and foxes
Church holds Blessing of the Pets
Brigade members walk to Little Wobby to fight fire
Ferry wharf trees removed
Four gardens take part in Edible Garden Trail
Varroa mite eradication efforts abandoned
Grants to local groups*
Cooking competition held at Umina CWA*
Shade tree group seeks 'watering angels'
Monthly community breakfast raises funds for hall*
Dementia cafe held last week*
The reward of removing a weed
Crafts centre to hold exhibition and sale*
Food donated to Mary Macs for pets
Pelican Park and cricket club benefit in State Budget*
Official 'farewell' as Jane steps down from presidency*
Heritage boat challenge to run along Woy Woy channel*
Gardening club meets at Umina library*
Marine rescue training*
Rotary club holds Swinging 60s night*
Rotary club holds trivia night*
Council announces second year of 'stable' finances*
Free graffiti removal kits*
Low monthly rainfall for September
Planning Panel insists on boundary landscaping
Proposal for 21 flats in Trafalgar Ave
Submission claims consultant's remarks are offensive
Removal of large street tree approved by planning panel*
Architects show options for Peninsula Plaza
Lions Park future joins other Peninsula consultations
Two petitions oppose Austin Butler reclassification
Little about Peninsula in Strategic Planning Statement*
Reserve is less than a metre above sea level*
C'mon Rik, hit up that nice Mr Minns for some trees
Trees are not the enemy, urban heat is
Keep an eye out for sick pelicans as weather warms
No action on Peninsula heat island health crisis
Change of Hart, but not out of the woods
Yes, no or I don't know*
Aunt moves in to aged care facility to be near neice
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Umina artist wins ephemeral art prize
Musicians support Yes vote*
Patchwork group member showns three recent quilts*
Early childhood educators meet up at St John's
Woy Woy South is 'excelling', says principal
Positive behaviour brings joy, says principal
Call for parents to label jumpers
School raises almost $5000 through skipping challenge
A range of improvements at Woy Woy South*
New roofs on two school blocks
Students take part in netball gala day
Ettalong holds 'shelter in place' drill*
Donations wanted for Christmas raffle*
Ettalong Eagles in zone bowls finals
Woy Woy Lions under-12s show them how it is done
Ettalong charity bowls raises $1000
Outrigger club attends first regatta for season
Bunnies to hold annual general meeting*
Cricket club receives grant for mobile scoreboard*
Cycling club holds two rides from Woy Woy
Bridge club announces Saturday 'best three' winners
Fab Fenton hosts sports trivia quiz*
Beach patrol season starts
Surf club team completes Kokoda Trail trek
Association announces 'phase two' netball players
Social bowls ahead of NRL final
Photographers wanted for park run
Roosters announce signings for 2024
Two major soccer awards to Southern and Ettalong
Council grants $2000 for soccer marquee*
Boardriders hold joint party*
Swans receive grant for canteen equipment*



No action on Peninsula heat island health crisis

There is nothing currently addressing the increasing health threat of the heat island effect on the Peninsula.

Development applications are being approved and will continue to be approved that will increase the heat island effect.

These developments will have an asset life of about 50 years and are similarly designed to those already adding to the heat increase on the Peninsula.

What are the expectations for the future?

Central Coast Council has no immediate plan to review planning on the Peninsula (Peninsula News, September 18, p5).

Actions to address this human health crisis could be 10 years into the future.

Then there is the re-education stage to transform design and acceptance of green space as a feature and not an impost on profit, and against profit.

When the famous oyster depuration plant was constructed at Koolewong, defying approval, it was not demolished and survives to this day.

What is the future for these heat island effect developments over their "asset life" and what will be the consequences?

Demolition is probably not an option.

My belief is the matter will he addressed in due course, as reported in the Peninsula News.

It will he interesting to observe how this and other matters affecting human health increase in priority or remain as an inconvenience.

The approval of development applications has a self-interest history, accompanied by a significant political and Iegal informal code of conduct that is all-powerful.

Editions of the Peninsula News contain reports of this practice, without naming them in these terms.

This is not news.

What I have described above has been an everyday experience since May 2016.

Our Local Government re-education continues.

If development applications complied with the original character statements, the heat island effect would not be as severe.

The fault is not the public's.

The Covid pandemic was a short-term medical challenge.

Ask me after this summer for a comment on the future of this health crisis.

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