letters




Expensive roundabout will cause delays

[Forum] When I first read about council’s plan for a roundabout at the Maitland Bay Dve and Picnic Pde intersection, I thought: What a waste of money! Now that more…




RPAC business plan is probably out of date

[Forum] This letter is in response to Romaine Rutnam, whose letter, “RPAC critic invited to become a member” appeared in edition 220. If the Friends Of the Performing Arts Precinct…


We’re selling the country

[Forum] I am asking why is it that we have a million Australians out of work when our businesses are going overseas for cheap labour and putting our nation at…



Prepare for an uncertain future

[Forum] As finger pointing regarding deferred climate change action increases, the public should prepare for an uncertain future. We must accept that fire patterns have changed forever. This changed pattern…


No Greens elected onto Council

[Forum] In response to Godfrey Franz’s letter “Not happy with Council project expenditure” which appeared in edition 218; As an active member of the Central Coast Greens, I would correct…


Thanks for the coverage

[Forum] This is a short message to say a big and sincere thank you on behalf of the lads at Umina Beach Men’s Shed for providing coverage in your excellent…





Not happy with Council project expenditure

[Forum] Councillor Greg Best called for an independent audit into Council’s handling of the Regional Performing Arts Centre/Regional Library projects and was voted down, but you did not disclose who…


Call to action over Coal-ash dam legacy

[Forum] The Coal-Ash Community Alliance (CCA) welcomes the announcement of the Legislative Council’s Inquiry into the costs for remediation of sites containing coal ash repositories , including Eraring and Vales…


Our democracy is not democracy at all

[Forum] Peter Bayley (Forum edition 213) claims that proportional representation party list often leads to unstable coalitions. That is incorrect. He claims this based on the examples of Italy and…