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Remove state governments as the middle tier

After an extensive search for why the Government wishes to amalgamate councils I have come to the following conclusions. Political parties wish to dominate the councils. Any federal government grants…


Credit where credit is due

I wish to thank Chris Holstein for his foresight in getting the State Government onto the West Gosford turn off with Brisbane Water Drive. It only goes to show the…




Failure to collect garbage causes issues

On Thursday, October 15 the yellow bins failed to be picked up from Glennie St, North Gosford/Wyoming, in the morning. I do not know whether other streets suffered the same…


Proposed misuse of crown land is unlawful

When the 600 people are eventually identified for forced relocation from Canberra, they will do exactly what WorkCover did: start applying for Canberra jobs to return to their homes and…


Council was wrong not JRPP

If Gosford Council wants high rise across the CBD, it should have initiated a Gateway process to increase height limits before even offering 30 per cent incentives. The proposed towers…



Our City, Our Destiny out of our control

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s announcement that the ATO’s 600 staff would be located on the former school site near the waterfront shows remarkable change over a five-year period. The site was…


Attack on Council was cynical

Labor Senator Deborah O’Neill (29 July 2015) attacked Gosford Council’s decision to give its CEO, Mr Paul Anderson the power to sell the Kibbleplex site. Let’s hope Ms O’Neill and…



Football codes should maintain traditions

I wish to make an observation about the codes of football in Australia. Australian Rules are a version of Gaelic Football played in Ireland and Scotland. Rugby League is only…


Where should CBD expansion end?

Are residents fully aware of the impact that approved/planned developments will have on our community? The Gosford CBD zone, expanded with minimal community consultation, enables high-rise developments in residential areas…



That Julie Goodwin can cook

I had lunch at the Community Kitchen on Saturday, and who was there but our very own Julie Goodwin? That stir-fry she served up was probably one of the best…


Why cart waste up the mountain?

Over the past 10 years, great convoys of trucks have been arriving on the Mountain for weeks with loads to dump. At the present, we have another truck plague. The…


Bus drivers know everything

When chatting to a bus driver on Route 40 (always a great source of knowledge, like taxi drivers), I learned that in all the years of him driving that route,…



Frost Reserve in appalling condition

I was interested in the two articles in Coast Community News on August 12, based on media releases from Gosford Council regarding sports ground improvements. I am a resident of…


MAC supports FOPAP

The Multi Art Confederation would like to add its name to supporters of the building of the Performing Arts Space on the site of the old Gosford Public School. It…