PEP11

PEP11 ‘dead in the water’

The PEP11 permit for offshore petroleum exploration has been officially cancelled, although the licence holder has already signposted a possible legal appeal against the decision. Prime Minister Scott Morrison took…



PEP11 one step closer to running out of gas

The Federal Government has taken “the next step” in formally rejecting the application for renewal of the PEP11 permit, which expired 12 months ago. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, following…


Seeking less talk and more action

FORUM – I refer to your article of December 24 and see that Asset Energy’s Executive Director David Breeze is enthused by the potential of gas reserves off the coast…


Election to fix all ills

FORUM – Given that a politician’s promises are not worth the paper that they’re written on (“Seeking proof of intentions on PEP-11”, Forum, CCN 324), it would appear that the…



Election may come before death of PEP-11

The Federal Government announced last week it had taken the first steps towards cancelling the PEP-11 permit for off-shore gas exploration over an area stretching from Newcastle to Wollongong, with…


The Weekly News 5@5

Welcome to Central Coast Newspapers’ Weekly News 5@5 December 17, 2021. This week’s themes are COVID – Christmas and its election season. The Prime Minister was in town on Thursday…


PM says he’ll kill PEP-11

The Federal Government has taken the first steps towards cancelling the PEP-11 permit for off-shore gas exploration over an 8,200 square metre area stretching from Newcastle to Wollongong, with the…


Exploring the facts

Forum – I am surprised that after all the newspaper lines, sit-time, public energy about PEP11 your paper still prints the untrue and bent facts. Senator O’Neill forgot to mention…


National interest missing from PEP11 stance

Forum – What happened to Lucy Wicks’ “rock solid guarantee”, on behalf of the Morrison Government, that PEP11 gas development would not go ahead? The responsible Minister is now saying…


The weekly news 5@5

This is CCN’s weekly news 5@5, November 5, 2021. The Central Coast is once again shaping up as a federal election battle ground, with Federal Environment Minister Susan Ley and…


The weekly news 5@5

CCN’s weekly news 5@5, October 29, 2021: The lead stories from around the Central Coast this week. Published every Friday evening, syndicated across numerous platforms around the region. The stories…







STOP PEP11 Bill may not see light of day

Labor Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, and Labor Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, are ramping up the pressure on Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt to make a final decision on…


Local MPs support Surfrider campaign

Surfrider Foundation Australia has held a virtual town hall for the Central Coast community with the aim of uniting the community against the renewal of PEP11. State Member for Gosford,…