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Gosford Council assets reduced by $1.4 billion
Gosford accounts referred for external audit
Jilly Pilon is Liberal candidate
Citizen of the Year stands for Christian party
Holstein will not run in by-election
Taskforce asks for infrastructure commitments
Chamber disappointed with Liberal selection
Labor challenges Liberals over 'abandoned' electorate
Patonga to hold Easter Saturday fete
Teenager airlifted after crash
Water main upgrade
Village development to go before Council administrator
Anzac ceremony at Empire Bay
Council brings library fees
Community forum about access to doctors
Community plants out new Runway playground
Volunteers' ladders go missing
Man charged following shooting
Twice the month's average rainfall already
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Community event was not for neutral voters
Let's leave the beach for the grand kids to play safely
Won't see ferry in my lifetime ... still
Produce the money and the boats
Has Brisbane Water plan been 'disapproved'?
I thought fast ferry nonsense had died years ago
Dredge should not be privately owned
Does dredging proposal means change in Coastal Plan?
Use CCTV and speed cameras on jetski cowboys
Old surf club members come to luncheon
Senior staff and councillors should be held accountable
Would Crouch promise everything and deliver nothing?
Will government commit to railway underpass?
Library decision doesn't inspire confidence
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Non-invasive brain treatment for depression
Free hearing checks in Woy Woy
Presentation on suicide prevention
Tesch meets nurses and health workers
Support for Melanoma March
Choir performs at shopping centre
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Patonga artist in epilepsy art auction
Duo sing at folk club
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Steve Collins leaves Woy Woy South
Splash-a-thon postponed due to the wet
Mental health first aid project launched
Tidying up their school
Harmony Day activities planned
Student leaders attend leaders' day
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Liberals endorse businesswoman mother of three
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Science experiments at Umina
Executive team holds planning day
Visit to Turo Park
Swimming team competes
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Surf club celebrates 85th anniversary
Training starts for Junior Swans
Excellent results in national judo tournament
Ocean Beach members win bronze
Junior judo players compete at Castle Hill
Triples carnival resumes at Umina
Bridge club holds autumn pairs

I thought fast ferry nonsense had died years ago

Well, I nearly choked on my Weeties this morning as I was reading all about the proposed fast ferry in your last issue.

I really thought this nonsense had died a few years ago, following a great deal of publicity in another paper with photos of the proposed ferry with comfortable seating and cocktail and coffee bars.

At the time thousands of dollars and man hours had been spent by our Council in the preparation of concept plans, lease agreements and God knows what else.

For goodness sake, who is going to pay for the jolly thing?

Where will it berth if it manages to get to Sydney Harbour, and finally who will use it to make it economically viable?

Has the possibility of a one metre swell or a black nor'easter with an outgoing tide been considered?

Furthermore the reality of a commercial wharf and shelter shed at the Bangalow St end, would be nothing short of vandalism.

The improvement along that part of The Esplanade is undoubtedly one of the very best things Gosford Council has ever done on the Peninsula.

Go there any time of the day and you will find hundreds of people including excited children using the amenity and riding their scooters and bikes.

You would also see a few oldies using the exercise equipment to stay healthy and recapture their youth.

It goes without saying that you could be lucky indeed to find a parking spot anywhere in the vicinity which would rather make it difficult for the proposed development.

Apart from the parking problems, any wharf in that area with boats being tied up to it would completely block and destroy that wonderful view from Ettalong to Half Tide Rocks and Box Head.

I sincerely hope that common sense will ultimately prevail.

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