Government announcements questioned

note with interest that your headline (Coast Community News) of June 11, 2014 advising that Gosford will be the home to a “Centre of Excellence” when a new purpose-built Commonwealth Agency is built, fails to advise where the building will be built.

mention of its location in the media release? Is it because it will be built on the old Gosford Primary School site? If this is the case, then it will be nothing more than the rape of the Gosford Waterfront. Also, if it is an immediate boost for the local construction industry, does that mean that only local building contractors may submit tenders or will it go to a large conglomerate? One might also ask why is the taxation department employing people here when they are reducing their number of employees elsewhere?

Email, 12 Jun 2014
Ronald O’Neill, Gosford