Council

Kincumber tip to stay closed

Residents keen for the reopening of Kincumber tip have been disappointed by Central Coast Council’s decision to keep the waste management facility closed. Following a comprehensive assessment of the facility’s…


Let’s get back to basics

Forum – Isn’t it about time that we all spoke plainly and removed the political correctness from our society? The majority of people I have spoken to over the past…


Weekly News 5@5

12 Feb, 2021 – The ‘must know’ stories from across the Central Coast: PEP11 in limbo, an e-petition is launched for a judicial inquiry in the council, Dick Persson says…


Weekly News 5@5

February 5, 2021: The ‘must know’ stories from across the Central Coast: Council Administrator faces his critics, Albo at Terrigal to talk gas, Wyong’s Wallarah 2 Coal project for sale,…



Hardly shareholders … just unhappy customers

Forum – I refer to the article in Coast Community News issue 276, where Central Coast Administrator, Dick Persson states under the heading “Financial recovery process begins”, that :as ratepayers…



Government review of senior council staff wages

The NSW Government is currently undertaking a review of general manager and senior staff contracts within councils to ensure value for money for ratepayers. Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock,…


Ratepayers should not bear burden

Forum – When I began getting my rates notices, I noticed I was paying for non-existent storm water drainage. I went to the Council and they said “Oh that’s for…


Weekly News 5@5

Hi I am Jacinta and this is Coast Community News 5@5 January 22 thanks for tuning in. Coming up; Acting Council CEO Ric Hart speaks out Council crisis, the Coastal Twist…


Litter in creek causes concern

Woy Woy residents will be keeping a close eye on a drainage channel adjacent to Peninsula Leisure Centre which was cleared of litter and an abandoned shopping trolley following requests…




Local MP mows median strip

The Entrance MP, David Mehan, said he couldn’t take the unkept appearance of Long Jetty any more, so he got out his own lawn mower. “At this time of year…


Aircraft Landing Area or Airport?

FORUM I read with interest Jane Smith’s “Advertorial” in your December 11 issue. I think a number of issues she raised are in need of clarification. The disclaimer of her…


Litany of errors date back to 2016

A specialist accounting firm that works with councils appears to have shed more light on the cause of Central Coast Council’s financial woes. LG Solutions looked at Council’s publicly available…


Council declares war on graffiti

Central Coast Council is declaring a war on graffiti this summer, with a new region-wide strategy adopted, and appeals to residents to play their part. The Central Coast Graffiti Management…



Weekly Video News 5@5

Central Coast News, Dec 18, 2020: This week’s top news stories…updates and warnings for the Northern Beaches Covid cluster, Administrator Dick Persson announces a proposed rate rise of 15 per…