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New home approved

An application to demolish an existing residential building in Umina Beach to make way for a new dwelling has been approved by Council. The site at 15 Bena Rd currently…



Harrod’s life work honoured

A Umina lifesaver has been honoured with Surf Life Saving Australia Life Membership following his extensive contributions to the surf lifesaving movement. Umina Surf Lifesaving Club member, Brett Harrod, was…



Teacher recognised as passionate educator

A teacher from Brisbane Water Secondary College (BWSC) Umina has been presented with a national award aimed at recognising ‘outstanding’ teachers who make a difference in promoting healthy and active…




Just put on a happy hat

A local organisation has delivered gifts from the Peninsula to Paramatta with a collection of ‘happy hats’ being sent to the Western Sydney suburbs most affected by the current lockdown….


Planning controls fail on three counts

Forum – The ink is barely dry on our updated Development Plan, and, to mix a metaphor, the cracks are already showing (“Residents push back against Brick Wharf proposal”, “Proposed…




Daughter of the River Country

At the forefront of Umina’s Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation stands Aunty Dianne O’Brien, a woman who has faced an extraordinary tale of abuse, survival and hope. And…


Lockdown extended to July 30

With Wednesday’s announcement of a two-week extension to the COVID lockdown, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said he would call on NSW Health to consider the Coast’s…



Petrol prices anomaly?

Forum – Some months ago, I had a fuel check app put on my smart phone. At that time super petrol was around $1.74 per litre on the Peninsula, but…



Super Mums in dramatic surf rescue

A daring rescue at Umina Beach last month has led to calls for increased signage at a popular tourist spot after a family was involved in an almost fatal accident….


Bullion Street carpark sale makes sense

Forum – The sale of the Bullion Street carpark is an excellent idea (“Prospective Umina Beach carpark sale raises local ire”, PP013). In fact, the property was offered for sale…


Calls grow for the removal of shark nets

Calls for the removal of shark nets at Umina and Killcare beaches have been made following concerns the nets provide ‘a false sense of security’. Since the launch of its…