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13 Nov 2023
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Hart tree plan sees minimal canopy increase, panel told
Sunshine welcomed crowds to festival and market stalls
Peninsula News: A community activity
Booker Bay listed as top location for future climate risk
Peninsula may miss out on Crown Lands funding
Remembrance Day service held at Vietnam memorial
Burst water main affects Ocean Beach Rd
A rewarding day for Clean4Shore co-ordinator
Aunty Di to speak at 'tent embassy' installation
Club prepares for annual Christmas tree sale
Patonga brigade gets a fire boat
Ferry Rd foreshore trees to be replaced
Trivia quiz is on Saturday, not Sunday
Rotary club to hold annual volunteers' Christmas lunch
Indian restaurant is named best in regional NSW
Apprentice chef wins London trip with scholarship award
Marine Rescue Central Coast splits for new Terrigal unit*
A different fire truck in Pearl Beach*
Morning teas mark personal milestones
Supporting persons with disabilities to seek higher office
Crime prevention officer addresses CWA and Rotary*
Christmas at The Bays trivia night*
Tawny frogmouth family back together
CWA branch hold Remembrance Days ceremony*
Line marking agreed for Cowper Rd*
Visitor information centre seeks volunteers*
Pearl Beach Christmas dinner*
Tribute to Jane Bowtell in State Parliament*
Games Month celebrated at library*
Rotary club sponsors Ugandan sewing workshop*
Fashion and luncheon at pre-school*
Woy Woy CWA branch sees largest increase*
Activities planned for Umina library*
Prepare an emergency kit, brigade urges*
Three falls of more than 10mm
Amendment seeks 'coastal' design and tree removal
Two-storey arched window planned for waterfront house
Council recommends refusal for multi-dwelling proposal
Study finds Government resists risk-based planning
Coastal guidelines have 'no statutory power'
Men's Shed saga continues with amendment lodged
Beachfront properties could become 'stranded assets'
What we need is ambition for ourselves
Just say 'no' and re-organise carpark
Many unanswered questions on Woy Woy baths repair
General practices to receive government grants
New 'household' on display at aged care home
Bowls club donates $2600 to Central Coast Health*
New ward billed as largest private unit on the Coast*
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Troubadour Concert will feature two ensembles
A creative Christmas with polymer beading*
School musical costs $55 for 'family of four'
School for Seniors faces closure without new committee
Selected for State water polo team
Students learn of the day Greece said no: OXI Day
Federal Speaker visits Woy Woy
Teachers win excellence awards
Evacuation practice held at Woy Woy South*
St John's bands perform at Bandfest*
College principal to attend primary parents' meeting
Principal and deputy put on 'delicious spread'
Rotary club to support First Aid for all primary schools
School collects gifts for St Vincent de Paul*
Voting for school captains takes place this week*
Aboriginal activities at Year 6 transition program*
Saskia wins 'reconciliation challenge' award*
Parent forum for school planning*
Eight teams compete in League Tag gala day*
Teaching award for Woy Woy South
Legacy opens applications for scholarship program*
College student is women's golf champion of champions
Umina crews finish strongly in first round of competition
Liesl Tesch is a legend, says Basketball NSW
Major Fours final at Everglades
Disabled surfers association holds volunteer training
Southern Spirit cricket results
'A real problem to solve' at bridge
Youth bowls tournament has $1000 in prizes
Netball association announces representative teams
Rugby club announces coaches for next year
Selected for inter-branch surf life saving competition
Electronic keypad for tennis courts
Outrigger club brings home the gold*
'Good week' for pennant teams*
Six bridge players in Tomaree Congress
Cup Day was a day to remember*



Men's Shed saga continues with amendment lodged

Central Coast Council is still appears to be placing obstacles in front of the Umina Beach Men's Shed five years after it resolved to lease council land to the non-profit group for its shed, and purported to support its activities.

The Shed had been hoping to hold an opening ceremony in December, but it now appears to be unlikely to be able to do so until the New Year.

The Men's Shed has now lodged a proposed amendment to its development approval, following a letter from the council "for additional information to meet the requirements of a Section 4.55[1A]".

The amendment seeks to retain the current original alignment of the carpark driveway.

The Council letter was dated October 17, within two days of the fifth anniversary of the first meeting with the Central Coast Council senior management team and councillors on October 19, 2018, according to the latest Men's Shed newsletter.

"It is still on-going," the newsletter states.

"Your current Shed is basically all packed up and pretty ready to relocate to the new Shed in Osborne Ave, but delayed awaiting the finalization of the Occupancy Certificate.

"We are in very regular contact with the authorities but the formalities make for slow progress."

In the amendment application lodged with the council, Shed secretary Mr Vic Brown said: "We think it is important to provide additional background information.

"The initial discussions with Council started back in 2017-2018 regarding the possibility of providing a suitable site or facility for the Umina Beach Men's Shed.

"The minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council 26 November 2018 show Item 2.2 Proposed Lease of land at 90 Osborne Av Umina to Umina Beach Men's Shed. Moved Mayor Smith, seconded Councillor Holstein.

"At the outset the original concept was for the complete area of Lot 13 [90 Osborne Av] to be provided to the Men's Shed.

"Presumably following the due process of.submissions following the advertising of the proposal, and the Shed having started work on plans and layouts, we were advised that the Shed would be leased only a portion of Lot 13 and the remainder to be retained by the

Council as a 24/7 public car park.

"At this initial stage [of utilising the whole area] it was thought that the cross over entrance to Lot 13 from Osborne Ave might have to be moved in order to accommodate the Shed structure and parking.

"However, at the point when the Shed was advised of the 24/7 car park and the actual area that was to be leased to the Shed, the existing crossover /entrance to the car park would naturally be retained.

"The Development Application No 57593/2019 Part 1 was issued August 6, 2020.

"However it included a new crossover structure/plan inside the area of the existing structure. "The existing structure designed by the Council to cater for its larger 24/7 car park and later for the 24/7 public car park facility is broader, more accessible and seemingly therefore 'driver safer' than the proposed replacement.

"The existing entrance /crossover to the designated 24/7 car park is in actually the same location as on development plan, is wider, designed and constructed by the Council, and is operational.

"To remove this structure to simply supply and construct a narrower version is thought to be impracticable.

"The changes proposed are to retain the existing entrance/crossover structure designed and built by the Council to continue to provide access to the Council's 24/7 public car park in doing so there would be nil changes to environmental effects."

The application is open for submissions until November 24.

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