rate rise




More light shed on IPART rates decision

With a 15 per cent rate rise approved by IPART, just how much will Central Coast ratepayers be paying from July 1? Gosford average residential ratepayers will experience an increase…


15 percent rate rise approved by IPART

Community groups have expressed their disappointment, but also resignation, at the increased council rates which the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) announced this week. Central Coast Council residents will…




Former Mayor explains rate differences

Forum – Here are some basic facts about rates. On amalgamation in 2016, both Gosford and Wyong Councils had about $60M of residential rate income per year. Your annual residential…








What guarantee do ratepayers have?

Forum – So, we are bailing the Council out and providing the nominated 10 or 15 percent rate increase. Did we have a choice? It defies common sense that poor…



Council to press ahead with rate rise

Despite a flood of community opposition, Central Coast Council will formally apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a 15 per cent rate rise next year. The…



Whither those ‘additional benefits’?

Forum – Concerning the Central Coast rate increase feedback on Yourvoiceourcoast, even though the survey has been reissued, it still has a deep flaw that undermines the statistical integrity of…


Rates rage

Dozens of disgruntled residents gathered outside Gosford Chambers ahead of Central Coast Council’s February 3 meeting, protesting a proposed rate rise of 10-15 per cent. Protesters tested Administrator Dick Persson’s…