Amalgamation


Survey those who matter

Forum – I would like to put a call out to the Chief Executive Officer of Central Coast Council to do the right thing and survey the people who are…




Friends of Democracy group launched

On the fifth anniversary of the amalgamation of Wyong and Gosford Councils, a new group is emerging to give the community a voice about whether or not the Central Coast…


NSW Government sleepwalking

Forum – Contrary to the views of Lucy Wicks, Adam Crouch and the Administrator, I am sure that the Liberal Party Central Coast Council amalgamation was a failure of their…





Amalgamation costs

The cost of implementing an IT system for a proposed new Central Coast Council was $70M back in 2015. The former Wyong and Gosford councils prior to merger identified that…


Don’t be too hard on councillors

Forum – Amalgamation is seldom easy, just remember your family and your partner’s family when you got married and multiply that saga by at least 1,000. The amalgamation of councils…



De-amalgamation referendum called for

Forum – We, Mannering Park Progress, wish to express our utter contempt and despair over the parlous state of Central Coast Council’s financial situation. Prior to our largely pressured amalgamation…








Whither the benefits of amalgamation?

I’m hoping to understand what I was told by many including the State Government that amalgamations were to reduce the waste of money and services. Why are prices going up?…