The Entrance Ward

The Entrance Ward takes in the area to the east of Tuggerah Lakes and includes The Entrance North, The Entrance, Long Jetty, Toowoon Bay, Shelly Beach, Bateau Bay, and Forresters Beach down to Wamberal.
It also takes in the suburbs of Tumbi Umbi, Killarney Vale, Berkeley Vale and Chittaway Bay.
It is bounded by Chittaway Rd, Peach Orchard Rd and The Ridgeway.
There are 16 candidates registered made up of four groups of three and four independents.
Polling booths are located at: First Terrigal Scout Hall; First Tuggerah Scout Hall; Banksia Centre; Bateau Bay Public School; Berkeley Vale Public School; Brooke Avenue Public School; Chittaway Bay Public School; Erina Heights Public School; Erina High School Assembly Hall; Glenvale Special School, North Entrance Campus; Killarney Vale Public School; Long Jetty and Districts Senior Citizens Club; Nareen Gardens; Ourimbah Public School; Sydney Town Hall; Terrigal Primary School; The Berkeley Community Centre; The Entrance Public School; Tuggerah Community Hall; Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus; Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Tumbi Umbi Campus; Tuggerah Public School; Tumbi Umbi Community Hall; Wamberal Memorial Hall; and, Wamberal Public School.

 

Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Ward you would be elected to represent?
A. Our ward is under direct threat from unsustainable development.
I have led a strong campaign to protect 64 hectares of bushland in Glenning Valley and to stop the extinction of the Swift Parrot and Koala populations on the Central Coast.
The projection of around 200,000 residents in the Wyong region alone can only mean more unsustainable development, unless we get real representation on Council.
Better planning and genuine community consultation is crucial to ensure sustainable growth, whilst preserving our National Parks, lagoons, beaches, waterways and parks.
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Central Coast Local Government Area?
A. We need sustainable development that will bring the jobs and affordable housing our area desperately needs.
But we need this without sacrificing our unique and diverse bushland and natural assets that set our region apart from so many other over-developed areas.
We need leaders who will fight to protect the environmentally sensitive areas like Glenning Valley, Kangy Angy and Mangrove Mountain, while maintaining the balance of residential, holiday, rural, commercial and industrial land usage.
Q. How would you, if elected to Council, set about addressing that issue for (a) your Ward, (b) the region?
A. We have been under the control of a Council that has put their own agenda’s before the needs of our community.
We need a transparent Council who will engage with the community and protect the Central Coast from further unsustainable growth.
If elected into Council, my first aim will be to table a motion to have Glenning Valley Bushland purchased back and made into a public reserve.
My second aim is to work with our community to create a strong vision for the future of our area, and immediately get to work making it happen.

Source:
Statement, Aug 24
Kylie Boyle, Sustainable Development Party

 

Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Ward you would be elected to represent?
A. There are a number of issues: roads, infrastructure and development.
These three need to be considered together as each impacts the other.
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Central Coast Local Government Area?
People have lost confidence and trust in their local council and faith in their elected officials to do the right thing and act on community first issues.
Restoration of these three key steps is the only way the Central Coast can truly work together and move forward.
Q. How would you, if elected to Council, set about addressing that issue for (a) Ward and (b) Region?
Ensure development projects take into account the need to have supported infrastructure in place, before proceeding.
Work with local groups in the area to consult on large development projects and their impacts on local communities and the environment.
Ensuring greater genuine community consultation and transparency on projects that will impact the entire Central Coast.

Source:
Statement, Aug 25
Aaron Harpley-Carr, independent for The Entrance Ward

 

Running with: Doug Williamson and Barbara Gorman
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Ward you would be elected to represent?
A. I am concerned that the infrastructure needs of The Entrance and Long Jetty have not been addressed with the high-rise development, in-fill housing and the consequent population increase.
Traffic congestion and access to services are affecting the amenity of the area.
A number of sports fields in the area, such as the South EDSACC fields are community focus points in need of significant upgrading.
The lakes and coastline across the ward, in common with all Central Coast areas, will be particularly sensitive to climate change impacts including storm surges and sea level rise.
We can already see the complicated issues that can arise with the severe erosion at Wamberal Beach.
Council needs to be pro-active in planning for climate change impacts.
The Entrance ward has been severely affected by the current tree removal policies.
The impact on the lakes of increased run-off, silt and chemicals, is significant and needs addressing with policies which recognize the vital importance of our natural environment.
I will actively support the street tree planting program and act to strengthen biodiversity protection and wildlife corridors.
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Central Coast Local Government Area?
A. People on the Central Coast need to have confidence that Council decision-making processes are ethical, open, transparent and accountable.
Q. How would you, if elected to Council, set about addressing that issue for (a) your Ward, (b) the Region?
A. I would push for infrastructure planning and better transport options to be a high priority in The Entrance ward.
I would commit to real consultation whatever the issue and wherever it occurs on the Coast so that voters have confidence in the outcome of the process.

Source:
Statement, Aug 25
Cath Connor, The Greens candidate The Entrance Ward

Running with: Greg Ashe and Margot Castles
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Ward you would be elected to represent?
A. Revitalising The Entrance Town Centre, ensuring that our ward receives its fair share of services and resources.
We must also include appropriate funding and action for Tuggerah Lakes, it’s time that it was “fixed”.
The current state of the road network: we need to improve this vital infrastructure.
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Central Coast Local Government Area?
A. How do we bring both Gosford and Wyong together and ensure appropriate services and funding to the whole of the Central Coast: one voice one community.
Q. How would you, if elected to Council, set about addressing that issue for (a) your Ward, (b) the region?
A. Call for a long term plan to improve the state of the lakes, include specialist Council staff, outside experts and the Community in developing a plan.
Review the current priority list for how funds are expended and where and what on.
Implement the Central Coast Disability plan and provide necessary funds to act on.
Work with all levels of Government to gain access additional funding.
Call for a report on the state of the roads, and where possible, increase the budget to implement road renewal programs, work in partnership with State and Federal Government to gain access to additional funding to assist with back logs.
Council must also adopt a regime of transparency, accountability and must listen to their community.

Source:
Statement, Aug 25
Lisa Matthews, Labor candidate for The Entrance Ward

Running with: Deanna Bocking and Brian Perrem.
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Ward you would be elected to represent?
A. I’m a lifelong resident of the Central Coast with my family, and co-owner of manufacturing business, Trimlite, at Tuggerah for the past 24 years, employing 20-30 locals.
I am excited about the opportunity to have a stronger, united and more financially sound Central Coast Council, delivering the infrastructure, jobs and support that local residents and businesses deserve.
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Central Coast Local Government Area?
A. I am running for the Central Coast Council to make a positive difference for our community.
This is an ideal opportunity not only to deliver essential services and road upgrades, but to pave the way for responsible development and create visions and plans around tourism, sport and leisure, business, the arts, and major events for our community to enjoy.
Q. How would you, if elected to Council, set about addressing that issue for (a) your Ward, (b) the region?
A. An example of my track record would be as an advocate for Donate Life and Transplant Australia, raising awareness around organ donation. I’ve also been working closely with the Government, Council and the community to deliver Banjo’s Skatepark.
We must understand the community needs, and will work with all levels of Government to fight for our fair share of funding on the Central Coast.
Only a strong Liberal Council will protect and grow our $9.6 billion in assets, and ensure the $204 million Capital Works budget is spent in our Central Coast region.

Source:
Statement, Aug 25
Jilly Pilon, Liberal candidate, The Entrance Ward

 

Running with: Glenn Clarke and Matthew Young
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Ward you would be elected to represent?
A. The Entrance Ward is a massive Ward stretching from Wamberal to The Entrance.
The lakes, waterways and lagoons will require Council to focus resources to ensure the smelling waterways are cleaned up and measures are implemented, such as Gross Pollutant Traps, to stop the sediment, garbage and fertilisers getting into the waterways.
Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Central Coast Local Government Area?
A. As a region, roads are a constant area of complaint from residents on the Coast and it is unbelievable that in 2017, there are still many houses without kerb and guttering.
Q. How would you, if elected to Council, set about addressing that issue for (a) your Ward, (b) the region?
I will focus the Council on waterways, roads, Gross Pollutant Traps, storm water pipes, financial accountability, and above all, I will push Council to ensure money is allocated to open the Entrance Channel to the ocean.

Source:
Statement, Aug 25
Lloyd Taylor, STL

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