Central Coast Council




Life in the fast lane

Forum – Why the variation in pool fees at various locations? Things were going swimmingly and all were happy until Council jumped in the fast lane for more revenue. It’s…







People power should demand demerger

FORUM – It’s rare for me to agree with anything Labor says but on the occasion of local Labor politicians calling on the new Minister for Local Government to sort…


Better than a magic carpet?

Beach access is being made a lot easier for people in the northern suburbs with limited mobility or living with a disability this summer. Central Coast Council has made beach…


Restricted fund crisis fixed

It was a moment to celebrate, said Administrator Rik Hart. He was talking about the Investment Report for November 2021 which showed that Central Coast Council had enough money in…


Low rate peg throws out Council’s numbers

Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart has joined the chorus of councils criticising the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s rate pegging. IPART has infuriated Councils across NSW with its latest,…





Village character gone forever

Forum – I am sorry to have to say it, but it seems to me that any campaign to preserve the Ettalong waterfront is a lost cause (“Chamber says Esplanade…



‘No’ case for referendum

Forum – The Central Coast prior and past the amalgamation had community representation on the Council via councillors who stood for the communities that voted them in. To read that…