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We need to support Affordable Housing Strategy

[Forum] Thank you for the excellent coverage that you have given the Public Exhibition of the Council’s Draft Strategy on Affordable and Alternative Housing. Council is providing many ways that local…



The world is not a big hole

[Forum] Today, I witnessed the most wasteful of operations in my life. At the West Gosford Shopping Centre, tons of useful shelving was just tossed into a truck and when…


Stop stage 2 of Winney Bay destruction

[Forum] Winney Bay Reserve, Copacabana , may not be part of your backyard, but it is part of Australia’s heritage, indeed part of our world, and as such, it deserves respect…


Recycling needs to be made compulsory

[Forum] It appears to me that mankind has no choice but to compulsorily recycle all we can. According to the world’s scientists, we only have 30 years of resources left…






Affordable homes called for

[Forum] Considering the detailed research and published documentation on homelessness carried out by the Central Coast Council; it’s hard to believe that some people are unable to accept the reality…



No Smoking signs need to be enforced

[Forum] The bus stop near the corner of Glennie St and Dunbar Way, North Gosford, is littered with cigarette butts.  As I was approaching it this morning, ironically to see…





Affordable Housing Report criticised unfairly

[Forum] Councillor Bruce McLachlan’s comments about the Affordable Housing Report (edition 150) sell Central Coast residents short. Overall, the comments reflect a lack of understanding of the strategies, present points out…


Progress Association asks the hard questions

[Forum]I write in response to Gary Blaschke’s letter in edition 150 (Mischievous Community Terrorist not satisfied that Delta has our wellbeing at heart). We ask the hard questions in the…


The people will never be silenced

[Forum] I would like to give a hearty congratulations to your newspaper on being independent. As the people have shown, the Liberal and Labour parties are not the only ones who…


Planning controls are being taken away

[Forum] Classifying any development above $75m as state significant development, is taking planning controls away from the democratically elected local Central Coast Council and transferring that control to unnamed bureaucrats and…