Development


Mega city ‘inevitable’

Whatever Gary Blaschke’s views might be on the Newcastle/Sydney/Wollongong megacity (“Community won’t support mega city plans, CCC 275), in the end they will be of no consequence, because this megacity…


Hold on to what we can

One wonders by what criteria the Local Planning Panel judges development applications, if it can refuse the proposed development in Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach, while apparently being satisfied to…


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…



Community says no to Peat Island proposal

Around 160 people gathered at Mooney Mooney on Sunday, December 12, to show their opposition to the current planning proposal on exhibition for Peat Island and foreshore land to the…


Speak up now on regional plan

Forum – The Central Coast Regional Plan 2041 has been released for comment (CCN 322). On the principle of never using one word when three will do, the Plan covers…










Old farm could be donated

Forum – I would like to remind readers about the current push by developers, to, once again, rezone and sub-divide the Old Farm site (per DA765/2021) at 414 Old Maitland…


No site, no design, no shovels

Forum – Do politicians have no shame? We have Lucy Wicks bragging about the Government’s Parking Station rorts scandal as part of a full-page political advertisement, as though corruption is…