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Central Coast council in their wisdom have decided to demolish and not replace the Amenities at Araluen Drive.
The 4 reasons given are the age of the buildings, the buildings state of repair, compliance with handicap requirements and minimal use.
The age of the buildings would in any other circumstances be heritage listed. As council have been negligent in maintaining the buildings it is not surprising they need some work to bring them back to pristine condition. It is unfortunate they do not comply with handicap requirements, however the location at waters edge and at the bottom of a steep rise it would be difficult to completely comply.
In respect of minimal use, the community is not aware of any council surveys to establish this. The toilets are constantly in use located in the foreshore reserve, adjacent to a jetty they are used by picnickers, walkers, dog walkers, people exercising, tradesmen, boaters and the public in general.
It is unfortunate that council did not consult with the community as the protest on Sunday 3rd showed with over 80 residents showing their objections to this proposal.
It has also been noted that the “Aboriginal Heritage” permit required for other works in Araluen Drive which has still to be issued would similarly apply to any demolition works.
The community awaits a council response and plan to suitably repair the buildings
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CORONAVIRUS AND OUR COMMUNITY
To support our local businesses in this difficult time we provide the following information.
Opening and remaining open for all these local businesses is dependant upon the support of the local community, so please support them best you can.
PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS CURRENT AS ON 24 MARCH 2020 AND COULD CHANGE DEPENDING ON CIRCUMSTANCES
Cafes/Eateries: Takeaway only
Fat Goose Cafe Hours 6.30am-4pm -7 days. Call 4360 188 for further information.
Hardys Bay Bistro Hours 6.30am -4pm – 7 days. Call 4360 1667 for further information.
The View Pizza Hours 5-9pm. Call 0421 682 039 for further information.
Killcare Beach Kiosk Hours 9am-2pm- 7 days weather dependant. Call 4360 1330 for further information.
Wagstaffe Store Hours 7am -5pm -7 days. Call 4360 1018 for further information.
Killcare Cellars & General Store Hours 7.30am-7pm -7days Call 4360 1179 for further information.
Wagstaffe Store & P.O. Hours 7am -5pm -7 days Call 4360 1018 for further information.
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