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30 Oct 2023
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Consultation about Austin Butler Reserve opens
'Most pot-holed road' is repaired
Grant funding to repair Woy Woy baths and foreshore
Ettalong Uniting Church closes
Ferries diverted to Patonga
Phegans Bay foreshore plan forwarded for comment
Bill Jackson awarded life membership
Ettalong Bowling Club announces $1.9 million profit
New 'cell' could extend tip life by seven years
Council denies telling farmers' market to close
Police lay murder, drugs, and break and enter charges
Older women's network to hold fashion parade
Trivia night for Top Blokes Foundation
Donation of Christmas ingredients
Kingfisher takes refuge at Mary Macs
Koala song meter survey resumes
Busy weekend for Marine Rescue*
Working bee at Pearl Beach hall*
Pump training ahead of the bushfire season*
Hopes for positive response to road safety concerns*
Improving public transport accessibility*
Second highest daily rainfall in six months
Two-storey childcare centre proposed for Lagoon St
Dual occupancy plan has concrete instead of street tree
Two-storey dual occupancy proposed for Woy Woy Rd
What are the implications of 'modern planning'?
Op shop relies on passing trade
Rik Hart may not be around to keep his promises
Aged care provider reports $8.45M deficit
Event held at Woy Woy for Carers Week
Free clinic at women's health centre
Return to exercise class for new mums
Aged care staff raise $669 for breast cancer month*
Training in suicide prevention offered at library*
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Mural project gains backing of Rotary club
Starting a sewing project with Ghanian fabric
Arts and crafts centre closes for structural repairs
Short films about solving environmental challenges
Movie matinee at Pearl Beach features Caddie
Concert attracts 650 Beatles fans
CWA members attend Wyong theatre production*
Asbestos find leads to oval closure and remediation plan
Rotary club visits college campus farm
Year 6 students complete First Aid training
Crazy sock day raises money for Timor Leste
Grand opening for cricket clubhouse
Lions club donates sun cream dispensers to surf clubs
Leading the October bridge pointscore competition
Bad weather for Ducks
Two sessions to run in state-wide bridge championship
Charity bowls day held in spring sunshine
Eric Tweedale dies aged 102
Major Triples final contested in difficult conditions
Council sponsors surf life saving clubs
Veteran singles to be played on Sunday
Paddleboarders hold Halloween charity parade
President has great opening knock
Help with storage
Little aths initiates barbecue roster



Koala song meter survey resumes

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has told the Pearl Beach Patonga Koala Group that a koala "song meter survey" of Brisbane Water National Park was expected to have started on Monday, October 16.

The Service contacted group convenor Ms Ann Parsons to say that work would continue on the Brisbane Water Koala Project once the fox baiting had been completed.

"The main aim of our song meter survey for koala this spring is to assess occupancy throughout the entirety of the Brisbane Water National Park to assess its potential as a future conservation translocation site under the NSW Koala Strategy," Ms Parsons was told.

"Song meters will be deployed at 42 sites across Brisbane Water National Park and the adjoining NSW Office of Sport, Broken Bay Sport and Recreational Facility.

"These sites create a good spread throughout the area.

"Each song meter will be left out for a minimum of 14 nights.

"The bulk of the deployment work is being undertaken by ecology contractors and some sites are being set-up by National Parks Central Coast area staff.

"The survey is one step in this process, and it alone will not necessarily result in a translocation.

"For example: threats which may have resulted in the decline of koalas in the area would need to be shown to be adequately addressed.

"If translocations are considered feasible in Brisbane Water National Park, it will be delivered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, under the NSW Koala Strategy, to re-establish koalas in unoccupied habitat, improve koala genetic diversity, or to increase the viability of existing koala populations."

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