Federal Government

Wicks announces bridge upgrade

Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks has confirmed a decision has been made on the safety upgrade for St Huberts Island Bridge. In a social media post on January 7, Wicks…




Photo opportunity

Forum – I look forward to seeing the usual beaming photos of our local member Adam Crouch or Federal member Lucy Wicks as they pose beside a line of cars…


Election may come before death of PEP-11

The Federal Government announced last week it had taken the first steps towards cancelling the PEP-11 permit for off-shore gas exploration over an area stretching from Newcastle to Wollongong, with…


North neglected in roads plan funding

The Council has drawn down almost half a million dollars this quarter from the Federal Government’s ‘Roads to Recovery’ fund to manage road repair and maintenance in the seat of…




Veterans’ association welcomes federal funding

The Ettalong-based Vietnam Veterans’, Peacekeepers & Peacemakers Association Central Coast Sub-branch has received nearly $30,000 to help support local veterans. The sub-branch was successful in a grant of $28,954 as…




$9M spent on Copacabana roads

A community campaign and a petition with over 1,500 signatures has resulted in a major upgrade for a stretch of Oceano St at Copacabana. The $9M project saw the roadway,…






$850,000 funding for new Conservation Ark

Giant Barred Frogs, Manning River Helmeted Turtles and Stuttering Frogs will be the first tenants at Conservation Ark, a new conservation and recovery facility for endangered wildlife which was officially…


Boost for live music at Hardys Bay

Hardys Bay Club has received over $15,000 to boost its live music scene thanks to a new grant under the Federal Government’s Live Music Australia Program. The club, which relies…


New rebate to ease financial burden of IVF

Central Coast residents may receive help on their IVF journey when the Federal Government starts to provide Medicare rebates for testing services that can help prevent people from passing serious…