bushfires

Bushfire recovery projects receive $3.6M

Three Central Coast businesses will receive a critical boost through Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments. Parliamentary Secretary for the…


Still recovering

Two years after the Black Summer bushfires threatened the Central Coast, two local volunteer emergency service organisation supporting remote, regional and rural communities,  are sharing over $400,000 in grants for…


Over 640 hectares burned for hazard reduction

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has completed more than 640ha of hazard reduction burning over the past week in the Central Coast Hunter region including 553ha in Jilliby…


EPA has duty to act on climate

With so much land on the Peninsula classified as bushfire-prone the community may be relieved to learn the outcome of a recent court challenge which makes the NSW Environmental Protection…




The film crew sets up on Killcare Beach

The Central Coast is one of six additional bushfire affected destinations to receive support to build back better and revitalise their local economies through nature based tourism, thanks to a…






Triple-threat is hurting business

Business confidence in the region has “taken a hit”, due to the combined impact of bushfires, drought and weak household demand, says NSW Business Chamber, Central Coast. Regional Director, Paula…




Constructive political action is needed

[Forum] We have a Prime Minister who tells us that organising water-bombing aircraft is a state responsibility and outside his jurisdiction. This is the same Prime Minister who, during the…






Charmhaven’s NYE fire a near miss

New year’s eve bought little celebration to residents of Charmhaven as a small fire grew into a furious blaze of over 400 hectares before being bought under control by fire…