Gosford Council Funding to Tackle Homelessness Falling Behind

Gosford Council will call on all local members of State Parliament to make sure that local organisation Coast Shelter receives funding under the new program for young homeless people.

Coast Shelter is critically important to the local community, providing 50,000 free meals and more than 50,000 days of crisis accommodation over the past year. Council will also write to all local members of State Parliament and the State Opposition Leader to request that funding to combat homelessness is included in the policies of both major political parties for next year’s NSW election and that a funding emphasis is placed on the Central Coast. There are concerns about the lack of funding the region currently receives to tackle homelessness. Since the NSW Government’s Going Home Staying Home reform, the Central Coast has received a total increase of around $260,000 in funding, while areas like Illawarra/ Shoalhaven have received increased funding of over $1.2 million.

Media statement,
25 Nov 2014
Gosford Council media