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Tenants selected for affordable housing project
Kathy Smith dies
Ferry wharf closed for upgrade
Proposal to landscape Hardys Bay foreshore
Environment group objects to aged care proposal
Mingaletta holds Naidoc Day events
Cable fencing installed around bushland reserve
Coastal zone management 'in chaos', says candidate
Consolidated planning is urgently needed, says Wales
Greens start council pre-selection
Safety bollards for Melbourne Ave
Renovations at Leisure Centre
Night work on bridge
Wicks visits oval amenities project
Gosford Council financial statements presented
Bouddi history project now on the internet
Opportunity to encourage flying foxes, says rescuer
Red Cross presentation at library
Mother's Day success at Mary Mac's
Highly-commended at Easter show
Pursuing a career as a florist
Store has 10th birthday
Italian restaurant opens in Ettalong
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Woy Woy will stagnate as Wyong booms
Cardboard to landfill?
Shaken after attempted break-in
Time for tree policy is now
Open air public areas are a valuable commodity
Consistent with what?
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Donation to shuttle service
Hospital redevelopment to be finished by December
Improving the future for muscular dystrophy sufferers
New welfare team co-ordinator
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Foundation announces arts grants program
Village choir performs at Somersby school
Documentary about boxer re-broadcast
Two invited to folk club
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College wins Landcare award
Counting chickens as they hatch
Arguing against watching the news
More fun than most schools, says principal
Students encouraged to write about Anzac centenary
Soccer selection
Search for new principal starts
Environment day at Ettalong
Visits to Men's Shed
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Woy Woy causes minor upset
Local bowling clubs raise funds for cancer services
Bridge club elects new committee
Ocean Beach hosts rescue boat champs
Surf club holds fundraiser
Grade wins for Ettalong and Woy Woy
Triathlon club meets Peace Run
Women's bowling club celebrates 60 years
Annual prostate cancer charity day
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Booker Bay burial site may be considered by council

Open air public areas are a valuable commodity

Woy Woy should try not to lose the public amenity preserved by the valuable open air bowling areas near Lions Park, which from my understanding were originally given to the community by a benefactor.

Open air public areas are becoming a rare, valuable commodity and will become increasingly important for the physical and emotional wellbeing of future, younger generations.

Intelligent town planning and aesthetic design which adds even more to public amenity is entirely possible, affordable, desirable and preferable.

We only need to use even more imagination.

It is not as though there are not already some good examples on the Peninsula of people developing and not developing with sensitivity toward the natural and human environment.

In addition to style, aesthetics, foresight and public interest, it goes without saying.

Please let's make the Peninsula special, not just business as usual for an area with this amount of natural beauty and that includes the Council.

I am sure that it doesn't need to be said that the best business including Council business, is made using aesthetics and cultural interest at its heart.

Another issue that appears to me is that if benefactors cannot be sure that the community continues to have benefit from their generosity, the reason for doing so in future will be eroded.

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