Mind boggles at thought of Council getting awards

Central Coast Council Chambers at Wyong

Can you imagine the state that NSW local government must be in, when Central Coast Council is being considered for an excellence award in eight different categories (“Council up for eight excellence awards”, CCN 340).

The mind boggles at the thought of what they must be suffering in other LGAs, if Central Coast Council is an example of excellence that they might emulate.

Given our superior status, perhaps we should organise relief packages for these poor benighted communities or, possibly, offer them workshops in running up debt, supporting top-heavy administrative costs and ramping up service charges to cover up inefficiency and incompetence.

If they haven’t learned how to hold up a development application for a carport for six months, our Council is the one to show them.

Email, May 8
Bruce Hyland, Woy Woy

6 Comments on "Mind boggles at thought of Council getting awards"

  1. Glen Hughes | May 10, 2022 at 9:12 am |

    Central Coast Council has lost direction, if they ever had direction
    The sale of pockets of council owned land would significantly reduce the council’s debt
    Capital works expenditure is not prioritised to areas that are most in need, such as Avoca Drive, Kincumber traffic flow
    Central Coast Highway at the Wamberal round about, through to Shelley Beach
    The Gosford foreshore and Marina
    The revitalisation of Gosford City Centre
    The footpath along the North Entrance between the Entrance and Soldiers Beach, must have cost millions of dollars, but is self only used
    Additionally , the Central Coast Highway to this area, is also being upgraded at present, while the Central Coast Highway south of Long Jetty is like a goat track
    Avoca Beach is one of the Central Coasts biggest tourist destinations especially when the Avoca Markets are on
    All of the beach carparks are significantly in need of reprise or upgrade
    Footpaths are either non existent or need significant repair especially in
    Locations where elderly people visit
    Eg. Avoca Theatre
    An inquiry to the operation of the Central Coast Council, is well overdue

  2. What a crock of shite…
    Worst council in Australia getting an award!
    Next we will read prisons will be released for their bad behaviour.

  3. A J Smith | May 16, 2022 at 10:04 pm |

    What a farce.CCC is one of the most stupid organisations I have encountered.what other Council would take a section of the Highway through Long Jetty and almost completely restrict traffic flow by retaining 4 sets of traffic lights, allowing parking on both sides of the road, and erect a dangerous median strip in the centre of the road itself. Drivers, including those of heavy commercial vehicles are now using residential collector roads to avoid the Long Jetty portion of the highway thus putting local residents, particularly those on Bateau Bay road, in dangerous situations forcing them to dodge traffic when crossing the road or exiting their properties. Heavy traffic volume starts at 5.30am and continues continually through the day. Any awards should be given to the residents for putting up with Council’s inefficiency, laziness and lack of iniative. Highways were made to handle large traffic volumes not the local collector roads which are for light traffic volumes.

  4. Vivienne Caroll | May 22, 2022 at 1:38 pm |

    What can they possibly be thinking?!
    One can only wonder whose interests it serves to be bestowing an award for anything positive on the worst performing, useless Council imagineable. Who are the judges of their value? And by what possible criteria? And what would it take to censure, rather than congratulate.
    As you rightly say, the mind boggles!

  5. I thought everyone knew we live in the age of everyone gets an award no matter were they come in the race or the performance level achieved. So under thses new rules there can be no hope of blame any misappropriation or lack of leadership

  6. Josephine | June 3, 2022 at 9:12 am |

    I absolutely agree with the comments. When I came to Council at Wyong, receptionist wasn’t interested to help me, instead she was sending me for computer courses. What a joke. Shame on everyone at the Council. Thanks. Have to vent.

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