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Whither local input on planning?

[Forum] Why has the State Government overridden council’s decisions on planning policy? Is it going to take personal responsibility for the planning of our region and accept the local input?…


Restore funding for the ABC

[Forum] Restore funding for the ABC The ABC is an essential service and urgently needs the restoration of its funding. So why is the Member for Robertson silent on the…


Wireless Wondabyne

[Forum]So, the Federal Government in its unquenchable thirst to fritter away what cash we taxpayers have left has spent $12M for free Wi-Fi at eleven train stations including, wait for…



More green space for Gosford main street

[Forum] I never expected to congratulate Mr Godfrey Franz, however on this occasion I must. I support Mr Franz’s proposal to turn Gosford’s main street into green space as clearly…


A good hard look at ourselves

I completely agree with T. Bard (CCN Edition 249) when we have to now turn inward and start to look after ourselves instead of depending on other nations [and hollowing…






Ex smoker wants e-cigarettes made available

I am distressed that this Liberal government and the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, are sliding in the banning of e-cigarettes and nicotine based e-juice. Nicotine has always been prohibited in…



LSPS is just another glossy planning document

[Forum]The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) is, unfortunately, just another glossy planning document that is long on motherhood statements and short on commitments to clear limitations on development and…


Prejudices need not be repeated

In response to the article “Entries open for mental health Art Works! Exhibition” that appeared in CCN edition 249 and on coastcommunitynews.com.au; “It also works to quash the stigma faced…


Corrupted structure of NSW Labor

[Forum] In October 2019, Van Davy addressed the following [truncated] letter to Michael Lavarch, copying in ALP President, Wayne Swan, Party Leader, Anthony Albanese, and ALP National Secretary, Paul Erikson…



When will the tip re-open?

It appears that Kincumber Waste Transfer facility has been closed for maintenance thus one would expect that a re-opening date would be programmed. Whilst appreciating the current unusual situation, calls…


Erosion of democracy on the Coast

[Forum] I can’t agree more with Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch, that the Central Coast Planning Panel is simply a rubber stamp for development (coastcommunitynews.com.au). Coupled with advocacy from developer…


Cuts to ABC are appalling

[Forum] We are appalled at further outrageous attacks on the ABC by the Morrison Government when people need the ABC more than ever in these troubling times. The ABC is…