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Ring your bell!

Forum – I would like to say thank you to Liesl Tesch (Member for Gosford) for her article in the Coast Community Pelican Post dated July 1, 2021 “Bike users…




Brickbats and bouquets for Operational Plan

Forum – The recently released Central Coast Council four year Operational Plan has some excellent initiatives but also some glaringly short sighted misjudgments and poor use of our scarce funds,…






Sydney Metro should pay us to take its sand

Forum – The latest unelected Council Administrator wants to pay for sand to replenish Wamberal foreshore. Sydney Metro West is currently required to dispose of the spoil from the tunnel…


Kicking the can down the road

Forum – In his 30 day report, the Central Coast Council Interim Administrator, Dick Persson, criticised the previous Council for not reducing expenditure after it received less revenue than expected…


Is anybody out there?

Forum – On June 25, I penned a letter to suspended councillor, Jane Smith, about her new group, Friends of Democracy, which was launched with the aim of giving the…


New health mantra not wanted

Forum – Historically, Liberal governments are no friends of Medicare. Spending billions fighting American no win wars, such as Vietnam, Iraq, and now Afghanistan, is more important than your health….



How did we let it get to this?

Forum – Australia announced its first COVID case on January 25, 2020. The World Health Organisation declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020….



Does a referendum really cost $1.75M?

Forum – Could we get it cheaper? Well, I think so. It would appear that when the NSW Electoral Office advised it was unable to supervise/conduct our completely unnecessary referendum…