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Coal killing more than COVID

Forum – In recent times several Central Coast citizens have raised issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. It is a distressing situation, however, I can’t help feeling equally…




Hart must clarify ‘unlawful’ matters

Forum – I received my rate notice and with anticipation I opened it and saw that the proposed increase had started, however it was the glossy brochure enclosed that caught…



Hyland Bites: No more, please!

Forum – We have the Department of Planning telling us how to direct city growth for the next 20 years. We have Regional Development Australia Central Coast to tell us…


The not-so-public inquiry

Forum – Why is the so called “public” inquiry into Central Coast Council being conducted largely in secret (“Nine suspended Councillors make submissions”, CCN 6 August)? The only reason given…


Planning controls fail on three counts

Forum – The ink is barely dry on our updated Development Plan, and, to mix a metaphor, the cracks are already showing (“Residents push back against Brick Wharf proposal”, “Proposed…


Democracy doesn’t equal demerger

Forum – What does the Central Coast Friends of Democracy hope to achieve by its demerger campaign (“Demerger Petition launched” advertisement, CCN 303)? It is fatuous to argue that two…




Make mums and children our priority

Forum – We are experiencing a situation where many single parents, and especially single mums, particularly those on welfare, or with disabled children, are finding it impossible to get a…








Kicking the can down the road

Forum – In his 30 day report, the Central Coast Council Interim Administrator, Dick Persson, criticised the previous Council for not reducing expenditure after it received less revenue than expected…


Is anybody out there?

Forum – On June 25, I penned a letter to suspended councillor, Jane Smith, about her new group, Friends of Democracy, which was launched with the aim of giving the…