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IPART water rate decision gut-wrenching

IPART’s decision to approve Central Coast Council’s application for a 34 per cent water rate hike (plus inflation) is gut-wrenching for the community, and will cause serious hardship (CCN334). Thirty-four…



Housing Stress high on Coast

Research done for Central Coast Council has shown that housing stress is higher on the Central Coast than in regional NSW or Greater Sydney. The Budgewoi ward had the highest…


Not sold on rate increases

Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart is once again engaging in spin when he accuses the local media of “misinformation” for daring to report (quite accurately) that he has applied…


Bullion St carpark more disposable than wetlands

While it is encouraging that the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is joining the protest against the Administrator’s application to IPART for a rate increase (‘”Sell more assets instead” – Chamber…



Hart says no to Water Authority sell off

Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart has responded to claims made by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce last week, that Council should sell off the Central Coast Water Authority to…



New jobs for Council

Jobs expected to be on offer at Central Coast Council next financial year include marketing officers, open space and recreation planners and engineering undergraduates. The marketing officers would quantify customer…



The Weekly News 5@5

Central Coast‘s Weekly News in a convenient audio & video format. February 2022. This week: School returned this week – with joy and angst> 28,000 local COVID cases and 16…



Three meetings in two weeks

The Council has scheduled three meetings in 13 days despite planning to reduce down to one meeting a month to save money. Council held a meeting on January 25 with…