Community

Facilities for community use

Forum – It is difficult to know what Debra Wales is on about, in her submission to the CCCPI (“Questions raised about use of Council venues”, PP 030). Apart from…


Most magnificent discovery

Forum – Last year I finally followed my heart, realised my dream and moved to the beautiful Central Coast. I had a blast discovering bushwalks and beaches, places to get…


Fun Haus commended for innovation

Ettalong-based arts and culture organisation, Naughty Noodle Fun Haus, has received a special commendation for their role in ‘innovation’ and community contributions at the Business NSW 2021 Central Coast NSW…



Community loves home markets

Following the soaring success of their idea to bring a virtual market to Bouddi during lockdown, a Killcare duo has set their sights on expanding the initiative Coast-wide. The Bouddi…


Bus drivers seek support to stop open tender

Bus drivers have banded together and launched a community petition to support the Central Coast’s iconic Red Bus Service, which Transport for NSW is putting out to open tender. The…


Village challenge raises $16,500

A community walk challenge held at Pearl Beach in early September has raised over $16,000 to help maintain the upkeep and renovations of the community’s Memorial Hall. The three-day challenge,…


Two fire stations at risk of service cuts

The Fire Brigade Employees Union (FBEU) is calling on community support to save Budgewoi and Wyong Fire and Rescue NSW stations being taken temporarily offline during periods when they are…


Acting together to cool the planet

Two Peninsula locals and climate activists, Richard Weller and Jo Muller, have responded to the dire warning given recently by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by launching a…



Doggy library a fetching idea

Local dog owners have created a ‘dog library’ to turn their affection for canines into something to build a sense of community during the lockdown. The library hut includes a…



Angels in blue

Forum – I am a 78-year-old woman who lives alone on the Central Coast. My three daughters, whom I haven’t seen or hugged in over a year because of COVID,…



Charities humbled by swelling support

A range of local charities and non-profit organisations across the Peninsula are taking an ‘all hands-on deck’ approach to support those in need and have been overwhelmed by the support…




Surf club declares mission accomplished

Two local surf lifesavers were honoured with Life Membership from Killcare Surf Life Saving Club on July 31. In a social media post, the Club said the decision to honour…