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27 Nov 2023
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Staff recommend against Austin Butler reserve sale
Surf camp for Nippers in perfect conditions
Christmas lights to raise money for Vision Australia
Lifetime resident awarded life membership
Two Peninsula residents win environment awards
Busy day for Pearl Beach brigade
Bushland fenced for 'ecological burn'
Five Council documents may be open for comment*
Rotary club raises money for pelican rescue
Jayne Mote is a 'voice of volunteering'
Runner to speak to ABC Friends meeting
Older Women's Network raises $1100 for food donation
Christmas Eve Family Mass to be held on school oval
Volunteers sought for Christmas tree sales
Men's Shed thicknesser is reconditioned
Peninsula Men's Shed holds fundraising exhibition
Family history group meets
Book donations wanted
Tennis players have an early Christmas lunch*
Brigade seeks new recruits*
Reid raise petrol price disparity
Progress association elects committee*
Representatives sought for Youth Parliament*
November rainfall is about average
Five units proposed for multi-dwelling development
Planning panel rejects multi-dwelling proposal
Council to tell Minister of planning review intentions
Shopfronts recommended for funding support
The most cumbersome and unfriendly refund process
Outdoor exercise classes stop
IPART highlights need to budget for green infrastructure
Urgent care clinic opens
Volunteer director retires after 30-year tenure
Hospital opens new mental health ward
Bowling clubs thanked for fundraising*
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Art trail to be held at Pearl Beach
Local authors sought for book launch program
Cafe owner welcomes live music survey
Patchwork group has busy month*
Singers announced for Opera in the Arboretum
Monet's birthday celebrated by aged care residents*
Students challenged to super-size everyday objects
Students compete in school chess championship
Dancers take to the stage for Schools' Spectacular*
St John's farewells Year 6 teacher
School issues batches of rapid antigen tests
'Great day' at Umina campus orientation
Visual arts students produce 84 pots*
Students search for solutions to food waste and nutrition
New parents' executive at Woy Woy*
Ettalong takes national bowls title in BPL Cup
Free rescue course for recreational surfers
SEUFC announces new head women's coach
Bridge pairs competition played on Remembrance Day
Charlie named grand champion in karate world cup
Preparing for disabled surfers' season
Charity bowls day raises $2040
Umina Beach wins through to Division Four final
Southern Spirit cricket results
Netball open representative team chosen*
Junior cricket family night planned
Greg Shirley is Major Singles champion
Umina veteran pairs play final*
Woy Woy soccer club elects new committee*



IPART highlights need to budget for green infrastructure

The Australian Conservation Foundation Central Coast branch has responded to a recent IPART report into funding local councils, which highlighted climate change as an external factor that councils can't control.

"The report states that climate change should be addressed in a manner that accepts the serious impacts on the communities' health, infrastructure and housing," said group president Mr Mark Ellis.

"The current business as usual approach within the Central Coast Council and the constant paralysis by analysis of how to fund flooding, coastal erosion and tree planting will not address the accelerating effects of the climate crisis.

"To address climate change there needs to be deep structural changes to society.

"However, the United Nations Environment Program emissions gap report highlights the difficult job of reducing the required CO2 reduction of 65 per cent by 2050.

"The IPART is correct to raise these concerns, as the question of funding is central to how climate adaptation is implemented.

"The first step councils can start with is by focussing their budget on climate positive actions like increasing budgets on green infrastructure.

"Councils can have policies to mitigate their climate emissions, and increase the liveability of suburbs with increased tree plantings to reduce the heat island impacts.

"Central Coast Council only put forward $40,000 per annum to tree planting programs yet committed over a million towards a climate destroying airport master plan at Warnervale.

"It is clear from the community response to the Austin Butler reserve survey, the community wants council to do better when it comes to reducing tree loss and increase planting trees to ameliorate the increasing heat impacts on our towns and villages."

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