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The Weekly News 5@5

The week’s top stories from the Central Coast’s largest newsroom, March 5, 2021. David Farmer is the new council CEO, Labor calls for a council reform, PEP11, Rik Hart explains…



Council deficit reduced by $7.7M

Central Coast Council’s total actual debt is now down to $458M. Administrator, Dick Persson, had forecast a $565M debt in his 30-Day Report in December 2020, but Chief Financial Officer,…





Revetment wall for Macmasters Beach

The crew at Macmasters Beach Surf Life Saving Club is delighted that the State Government has given a $320,700 grant to Central Coast Council to build a revetment wall at…


Weekly News 5@5

The ‘must know’ stories from across the Central Coast. This week: Facebook ban reversed, E-petition reaches over 20,000 signatures,  42% rate rise for some possible, Premier visits Coast, nurses appeal,…



Woy Woy Newcastle Permanent to close

Woy Woy’s Newcastle Permanent branch will close on March 26 following a decline of in-person services at the Railway St branch. The bank said an expiring lease and a near…





Weekly Video News 5@5

[February 19, 2021] Coming up this week: Facebook bans news, Gary Murphy strikes back, Bruce McLachlan speaks out, IPART explains proposed rate rise, Airport Restrictions lifted, a new Australian track…


Sacked CEO sets the record straight

In an exclusive interview with Coast News, former Central Coast Council CEO, Gary Murphy, has accepted responsibility for his actions, says he has been denied “natural justice” and has added…






$70M shortfall for essential services

Four Director positions and their departments have been cut from Central Coast Council as part of cost-cutting, but Administrator, Dick Persson, says an extra $70M a year is needed to…