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Beachgoers deserve to feel safe

When walking my dog along the Ettalong foreshore last Thursday, I picked up a lot of broken glass, tiles and asbestos pieces. I didn’t want to leave anything behind that would cause harm to other…

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Inconvenient track work

I’m writing about the inconvenience of train track works from Newcastle interchange to Central.It’s unbelievable to do this work on the long weekend, right in the middle of the school holidays.Some idiots have decided to…


Fake traffic studies for development applications?

Current methods used to measure the impact of new developments on traffic and parking make a mockery of traffic planning.The associated reports could well be described as fake traffic studies.They do little to aid the…


Coronavirus prevention more luck than good practice

After visiting the supermarket in Umina, my casual observations confirmed that we are relying more on luck than good practice when it comes to preventing the spread of Covid-19 throughout the community.Of the 100 or…


Getting rid of states has complications

In the last edition of Peninsula News, Mr Jim Brooks has discovered that the States are an anachronistic drag on the country in the piece titled “Pandemic highlights ridiculous inconsistency”.In the letter to the editor,…


No reason why bridge ritual should not continue

Much has been written and spoken about the controversy concerning the St Hubert’s Island bridge-safety railing or no safety railing is the issue.However, nothing is being written or spoken on behalf of the young people…


‘Safety fence’ is not needed at $900,000

I write to convey my complete disappointment and opposition to the Central Coast Council’s intention to expend the huge amount of $900,000 to prevent a very small number of local youths diving (jumping) from the…


No incident in last three years helped by bridge project

With the St Hubert’s Island bridge project’s funding through the Urban Congestion Fund, it is very difficult to see how this proposal contributes to “supporting upgrades to the urban road network to reduce congestion and…


Bank branch closure a disaster

I have just received notification that the Woy Woy branch of the ANZ bank will close permanently on November 11. What a disaster. The nearest alternative branches are in Gosford or Erina.The Central Coast is…


Ward councillors missing from splash pool opening

While at the Peninsula Leisure Centre yesterday (September 30), I saw that the official opening of the $1 million splash park was taking place.It was disappointing to see that only mayor Cr Lisa Mathews was…