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Time to level application playing field

Central Coast is notorious for its slowness in dealing with development applications (“Developer lobby critical of council delays”, PP 027). This slowness can’t have anything to do with aiming at…


Leader must face questions as Delta peaks

Forum – It is disgraceful that Premier Berejiklian has decided to discontinue daily briefings on the COVID outbreak, just as the epidemic is reaching its peak and authoritative information is…


Daily leadership needed as epidemic peaks

Forum – It is disgraceful that Premier Berejiklian has decided to discontinue daily briefings on the COVID outbreak, just as the epidemic is reaching its peak and authoritative information is…


Airing clean laundry

Forum – I refer Central Coast Council to recently completed and occupied social housing/boarding house units in Dunleigh St, Toukley. In very clear view of the street, there are clotheslines…


At least we know about tribunal meeting

Forum – It’s good that IPART has put our Administrator Mark 3 back in his box (IPART tells Council what is appropriate, Pelican Post September 2). It is outrageous that…


A triumph of optimism over reality

Forum – One wonders what the Council can think up next to fill in those idle hours in the office when time hangs heavy on the hands. The latest is…


An extremely dubious exercise

Forum – The news about the proposed Wamberal seawall makes alarming reading (“Community say invited on five Wamberal seawall options”, CCN 305). All the five designs are described as a…


Hyland Bytes: Omelette or scrambled eggs?

Forum – It is astonishing that people you would expect to think in better than one-issue terms, apparently, imagine that demerging Gosford and Wyong is the most important problem we…


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…


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…